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16th Oct '16 10:02:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''FinalFantasyTactics'': This situation kicks off the War of The Lions.

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* ''FinalFantasyTactics'': ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'': This situation kicks off the War of The Lions.
15th Sep '16 11:16:40 AM CapriciousConsortium
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* ''Literature/PonniyinSelvan'' : The emperor of the Chola dynasty - Arulmozhivarman's and Aditya Karalikaran's father - is said be suffering from a deteriorating sickness.
4th Sep '16 4:04:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* The deathbed of [[LetatCestMoi King Louis XIII]] is a classic example as the courtiers and his devious brother Gaston of Orléans were wondering whether first minister Cardinal Mazarin would manage to retain his position (in the end, the answer was yes) and who would become the regent during the successor's minority (Louis' widow, Anne of Austria). The deathbed is also well remembered because St. Vincent of Paul was on hand to lend his spiritual support and for the exchange that occurred when the five-year-old Dauphin was brought to see his dying father:

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* The deathbed of [[LetatCestMoi [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi King Louis XIII]] is a classic example as the courtiers and his devious brother Gaston of Orléans were wondering whether first minister Cardinal Mazarin would manage to retain his position (in the end, the answer was yes) and who would become the regent during the successor's minority (Louis' widow, Anne of Austria). The deathbed is also well remembered because St. Vincent of Paul was on hand to lend his spiritual support and for the exchange that occurred when the five-year-old Dauphin was brought to see his dying father:
17th Aug '16 12:00:24 AM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cordelia's Honor]]'': [[MagnificentBastard The Emperor]] is terminally ill, but still as lucid and conniving as ever. He actually uses his own illness and rumors about it to draw out and counter various attempted power plays, in order to ensure that the Empire will be in good shape for his grandson.

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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cordelia's Honor]]'': ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'': [[MagnificentBastard The Emperor]] is terminally ill, but still as lucid and conniving as ever. He actually uses his own illness and rumors about it to draw out and counter various attempted power plays, in order to ensure that the Empire will be in good shape for his grandson.
25th Jul '16 1:17:45 AM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Hallowed Hunt]]'': The king falls ill before a successor has been elected. Everyone in the kingdom plots to advance themselves or their candidate, all the while [[spoiler: the ''true'' immortal king of the Weald, at last completes his incredibly complex GambitRoulette to reclaim the hallow kingship]].

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* ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Hallowed Hunt]]'': ''Literature/TheHallowedHunt'': The king falls ill before a successor has been elected. Everyone in the kingdom plots to advance themselves or their candidate, all the while [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ''true'' immortal king of the Weald, at last completes his incredibly complex GambitRoulette to reclaim the hallow kingship]].
11th Jun '16 6:32:14 PM nombretomado
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* In the backstory of TanyaHuff's ''Sing the Four Quarters'', the young princess-protagonist wants to become a bard. Against her older brother's wishes (he wants to marry her off to a neighboring monarch) she asks her father on his deathbed to release her from her royal obligations. He does so, and the moment he dies her brother banishes her.

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* In the backstory of TanyaHuff's Creator/TanyaHuff's ''Sing the Four Quarters'', the young princess-protagonist wants to become a bard. Against her older brother's wishes (he wants to marry her off to a neighboring monarch) she asks her father on his deathbed to release her from her royal obligations. He does so, and the moment he dies her brother banishes her.
26th Feb '16 3:47:37 PM Menshevik
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* The deathbed of [[LetatCestMoi King Louis XIII]] is a classic example as the courtiers and his devious brother Gaston of Orléans were wondering whether first minister Cardinal Mazarin would manage to retain his position (in the end, the answer was yes) and who would become the regent during the successor's minority (Louis' widow, Anne of Austria). The deathbed is also well remembered because St. Vincent of Paul was on hand to lend his spiritual support and for the exchange that occurred when the five-year-old Dauphin was brought to see his dying father:
--->'''Louis XIII:''' What is your name?
--->'''Dauphin:''' UsefulNotes/LouisXIV.
--->'''Louis XIII:''' Not yet, not yet...
24th Feb '16 8:06:38 AM 20person
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* Occurs in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' at the end of the first book, when [[spoiler: King Robert is dying after being gutted by a boar he was hunting]] and his wife immediately sets her plot in motion to secure the throne in for her [[spoiler: ([[MamasBabyPapasMaybe but not his]]) ]] son.
24th Feb '16 7:53:14 AM 20person
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** Though sometimes regencies can last for years or even decades, forcing the player to watch helplessly as their regent undoes everything they worked for.
** Somewhat subverted if you pick a decent (read unambitious) regent in advance who can hold on to their position.
17th Feb '16 3:09:09 PM HeraldAlberich
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* In the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 3}}'', Fiona's father, the king of Far Far Away, is on his deathbed (in frog form), and is trying to get a message about an heir to the throne to Shrek and Fiona. He seems to die three times before [[IncrediblyLamePun croaking]] out the end of the message, then finally dying.
* Kicks off the plot in ''Film/{{Stardust}}''. The King of Stormhold summons his four remaining sons to his deathbed, watches approvingly as one of them kills another, and tells the three who are left that he's sending his magical ruby flying off into the land and whoever finds it is his heir. He expires immediately, with an earlier line implying that he was keeping himself alive through sheer willpower.

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* In the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 3}}'', ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'', Fiona's father, the king of Far Far Away, is on his deathbed (in frog form), and is trying to get a message about an heir to the throne to Shrek and Fiona. He seems to die three times before [[IncrediblyLamePun croaking]] out the end of the message, then finally dying.
* Kicks off the plot in ''Film/{{Stardust}}''. The King of Stormhold summons his four remaining sons to his deathbed, watches approvingly as one of them kills another, and tells the three who are left that he's sending his magical ruby flying off into the land and [[GameBetweenHeirs whoever finds it is his heir.heir]]. He expires immediately, with an earlier line implying that he was keeping himself alive through sheer willpower.
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