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12th Dec '17 2:54:07 PM rmctagg09
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* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': Vash pours a bottle of alcohol over one of the lightbulb shaped power plants. [[spoiler: Turns out these are powered by angel-like beings, of which Vash is one.]]
* Seijuro Hiko does this in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. More exactly, [[spoiler: he pours sake on the graves that child!Kenshin dug for three slave girls he had befriended, who were cruelly slaughtered by bandits (who were immediately thereafter killed by Hiko himself). ]]
* Roybea Roy from ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' is shown pouring wine on the tombstone of his first love, [[spoiler: the woman who gave him his Gundam]]

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* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': Vash pours a bottle of alcohol over one of the lightbulb shaped power plants. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out these are powered by angel-like beings, of which Vash is one.]]
* Seijuro Hiko does this in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. More exactly, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he pours sake on the graves that child!Kenshin dug for three slave girls he had befriended, who were cruelly slaughtered by bandits (who were immediately thereafter killed by Hiko himself). ]]
* Roybea Roy from ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' is shown pouring wine on the tombstone of his first love, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the woman who gave him his Gundam]]Gundam]].



* Reinhard von Lohengramm in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' poured a glass of white wine onto the glass windows [[spoiler: in the Alliance National Museum of Art which he appropriated as his headquarters after he conquered the Alliance]] against the setting sun as a sign of respect to those who have died due to the war.

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* Reinhard von Lohengramm in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' poured a glass of white wine onto the glass windows [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in the Alliance National Museum of Art which he appropriated as his headquarters after he conquered the Alliance]] against the setting sun as a sign of respect to those who have died due to the war.



* ''Manhua/RavagesOfTime'' - The Seventh Genius [[spoiler: Zhuge Liang]] dumps a drink offered to him by Sima Yi, citing this trope as the reason.

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* ''Manhua/RavagesOfTime'' - The Seventh Genius [[spoiler: Zhuge [[spoiler:Zhuge Liang]] dumps a drink offered to him by Sima Yi, citing this trope as the reason.



* ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' has a scene where Blade pours sootch on [[spoiler: Seargent Bernard's]] grave. Cut from the dub.

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* ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' has a scene where Blade pours sootch on [[spoiler: Seargent [[spoiler:Seargent Bernard's]] grave. Cut grave, which is cut from the dub.



* Jonah pours one for [[spoiler: his father]] after watching him die in ''ComicBook/JonahHex'' #69.

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* Jonah pours one for [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his father]] after watching him die in ''ComicBook/JonahHex'' #69.



* In ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', [[IceCube Doughboy]] pours out a little of his drink on the curb for [[spoiler: his dead brother before it's revealed that Doughboy himself is murdered not long after]].
* In ''Film/KingArthur'', Bors pours out a measure of wine on the grave of his dead friend [[spoiler: Dagonet.]] His intent is clear as sits down beside the grave marker and encourages his friend to "Drink... [let's] get drunk" before taking a hefty swig himself as his fellow knights depart.

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* In ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', [[IceCube Doughboy]] pours out a little of his drink on the curb for [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his dead brother before it's revealed that Doughboy himself is murdered not long after]].
* In ''Film/KingArthur'', Bors pours out a measure of wine on the grave of his dead friend [[spoiler: Dagonet.[[spoiler:Dagonet.]] His intent is clear as sits down beside the grave marker and encourages his friend to "Drink... [let's] get drunk" before taking a hefty swig himself as his fellow knights depart.



* In Literature/LookingForAlaska, Pudge drops a cigarette in the creek after [[spoiler: Alaska's death.]] The Colonel, Takumi and Lara follow suit.

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* In Literature/LookingForAlaska, Pudge drops a cigarette in the creek after [[spoiler: Alaska's [[spoiler:Alaska's death.]] The Colonel, Takumi and Lara follow suit.



* In the same spirit as [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]], [[spoiler: Nico]] in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' offers up a Happy Meal and soda to communicate with several dead people.

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* In the same spirit as [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]], [[spoiler: Nico]] [[spoiler:Nico]] in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' offers up a Happy Meal and soda to communicate with several dead people.



* A {{Flashback}} episode of ''Series/{{Suits}}'' cuts back occasionally to a minor subplot about present-day Harvey, who's taken a day off work for some unexplained reason, taking a train journey and buying a bottle of whiskey. In the course of the flashback plot, [[spoiler: his father dies. At the end of the episode, we see him sharing the whiskey with his dad's tombstone.]]
* Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack : During Season One, Boo pours one out for [[spoiler: Tricia, after the latter's suicide]]. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, especially after the two had previously been romantic rivals.

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* A {{Flashback}} episode of ''Series/{{Suits}}'' cuts back occasionally to a minor subplot about present-day Harvey, who's taken a day off work for some unexplained reason, taking a train journey and buying a bottle of whiskey. In the course of the flashback plot, [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his father dies. At the end of the episode, we see him sharing the whiskey with his dad's tombstone.]]
* Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack : During Season One, Boo pours one out for [[spoiler: Tricia, [[spoiler:Tricia, after the latter's suicide]]. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, especially after the two had previously been romantic rivals.



* Done in one of the {{Bad Ending}}s of the Anime/CodeGeass DatingSim ''Lost Colors''. [[spoiler: If Rai joins the Black Knights and dies in battle, [[http://s257.photobucket.com/user/lulu_quality/media/Lost%20Colors/snap012.jpg.html?sort=3&o=149 Todou]] offers his respects by drinking sake in front of the guy's grave.]]

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* Done in one of the {{Bad Ending}}s of the Anime/CodeGeass DatingSim ''Lost Colors''. [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If Rai joins the Black Knights and dies in battle, [[http://s257.photobucket.com/user/lulu_quality/media/Lost%20Colors/snap012.jpg.html?sort=3&o=149 Todou]] offers his respects by drinking sake in front of the guy's grave.]]



* [[spoiler: Guile]]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KnMVn4etTg ending]] in ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' has him drinking beer and speaking to the grave of [[spoiler: his best friend Charlie]]. [[spoiler: Ironically subverted later: in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', Charlie turned out to be NotSoQuiteDead.]]

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* [[spoiler: Guile]]'s [[spoiler:Guile]]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KnMVn4etTg ending]] in ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' has him drinking beer and speaking to the grave of [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his best friend Charlie]]. [[spoiler: Ironically [[spoiler:Ironically subverted later: in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', Charlie turned out to be NotSoQuiteDead.]]



* [[WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Doctor McNinja]] drops a slice of pizza in honor of [[spoiler: Chuck Goodrich]], who sacrificed himself to close the time portal under Cumberland for good, foiling King Radical's plans. The rest of the crowd, moved by the gesture, starts to [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/26p84/ drop their slices as well]]. Doc freaks out because they're dropping ''golden cockatrice sausage'' pizza, which is ''really expensive''.

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* [[WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Doctor McNinja]] drops a slice of pizza in honor of [[spoiler: Chuck [[spoiler:Chuck Goodrich]], who sacrificed himself to close the time portal under Cumberland for good, foiling King Radical's plans. The rest of the crowd, moved by the gesture, starts to [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/26p84/ drop their slices as well]]. Doc freaks out because they're dropping ''golden cockatrice sausage'' pizza, which is ''really expensive''.



* [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/StarFox Fox]]]] in ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'' for his two fallen friends.

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* [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/StarFox [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/StarFox Fox]]]] in ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'' for his two fallen friends.
12th Dec '17 2:42:24 PM NNinja
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* ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' has a scene where Blade pours sootch on [[spoiler: Seargent Bernard's]] grave. Cut from the dub.
3rd Oct '17 8:18:42 AM TonyG
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', the guys pour "Romulan Ale" on Richard Feynman's grave.
3rd Sep '17 8:34:02 AM GentlemensDame883
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Libation is the tradition of pouring some drink, usually alcoholic, on the ground as a sort of offering. Sometimes for the gods, sometimes to the dead. This trope is mostly about doing it in memory of dead friends. Traditionally, one pours on the ground before drinking oneself. Will often involve TalkingToTheDead as well. May be regarded as DueToTheDead.

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Libation is the tradition of pouring some drink, usually alcoholic, on the ground as a sort of offering.offering, perhaps as part of a GraveMarkingScene. Sometimes for the gods, sometimes to the dead. This trope is mostly about doing it in memory of dead friends. Traditionally, one pours on the ground before drinking oneself. Will often involve TalkingToTheDead as well. May be regarded as DueToTheDead.
19th Aug '17 7:35:15 AM sgamer82
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* Episode fourteen of ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi's'' second season has a segment called "Inner Lives of Beowolves" features a pair of Grimm discussing a friend who got dusted by "that blonde with the awful puns" on a coffee break. As soon as they pour the coffee in the cups they promplty pour it into the ground as a farewell.

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* Episode fourteen of ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi's'' second season has a segment called "Inner Lives of Beowolves" features featuring a pair of Grimm discussing a friend who got dusted by "that blonde with the awful puns" while on a coffee break. As soon as they pour the coffee in the cups they promplty promptly pour it into the ground as a farewell.
19th Aug '17 7:19:25 AM sgamer82
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* Episode fourteen of ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi's'' second season has a segment called "Inner Lives of Beowolves" features a pair of Grimm discussing a friend who got dusted by "that blonde with the awful puns" on a coffee break. As soon as they pour the coffee in the cups they promplty pour it into the ground as a farewell.
10th Jul '17 12:37:03 PM Narsil
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* The ancient Greeks poured libations to their dead, and the practice is mentioned by their earliest writers.

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* The ancient Greeks poured libations to the gods and to their dead, and the practice is mentioned by their earliest writers.writers.
** Which has a consequence to this day. Orthodox Judaism has elaborate rules for when wine is or is not kosher, largely due to this practice--in the ancient Mediterranean, a Jew had to assume that any wine he saw had been used for a pagan libation (and thus, non-kosher), unless it had been under the control of Jews the whole time. If a Greek poured himself a cup of wine, he was extremely likely to spill a drop for the gods.
1st May '17 9:34:25 PM jamespolk
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* ''Series/{{Bosch}}'': The other two teen delinquents in Sharkey's street hustler crew pour some of their sodas out on the ground when they're informed that Sharkey is dead.
29th Mar '17 1:32:19 PM Madrugada
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Can be done with food or some other type of offerings, such as tobacco or sweets as well, but less often, despite "libation" meaning "drink". Does ''not'' include putting flowers on a grave. Often [[{{Parody}} parodied]].

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Can be done with food or some other type of offerings, such as tobacco or sweets as well, but less often, despite "libation" meaning "drink".

Does ''not'' include putting flowers on a grave. grave or making offerings to gods.

Often [[{{Parody}} parodied]].



** There's also another Literature/{{Discworld}} moment where Moist von Lipwig bribes a priest of Offler with sausages. They normally roast the sausages so the god gets the "essence," while the high-ranking priests get to eat the meat (based on real-world religions, of course).
29th Mar '17 1:29:08 PM Madrugada
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Can be done with food offerings as well, despite "libation" meaning "drink". Often [[{{Parody}} parodied]].

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Can be done with food offerings or some other type of offerings, such as well, tobacco or sweets as well, but less often, despite "libation" meaning "drink"."drink". Does ''not'' include putting flowers on a grave. Often [[{{Parody}} parodied]].
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