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20th Jan '17 8:30:59 PM BKelly95
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}'' VCR game had it that Mr. Boddy prepared two extra wills and hid them in case his first one is destroyed. It is and so is the first replacement they find. Strangely, all three wills have different conditions for paying off: the first one requires that [[{{Tontine}} the group kill each other off]], the second is a more normal will with his fortune being divided among his friends, and the third pays the fortune to the one who can dig up the most secrets on the others.
15th Dec '16 5:01:29 PM Bissek
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* In the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' short story "The Doctor's Case" by Creator/StephenKing, the deceased was murdered because he had written a new will - [[PassedOverInheritance which disinherited his long-suffering family in favor of a pet shelter]] - something he did purely out of spite. [[spoiler:Holmes and Lestrange decide that between the abuse the man's family had gone through and the fact that he would have died within the year anyway, they can let the fact that they killed the man and destroyed the new will slide, and conceal the evidence.]]
7th Dec '16 12:27:00 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Theatre/AnyNumberCanDie'': Just as the will is about to be read the lights go out and when they come back on the will is gone. However it is immediately revealed that Hannibal, the detective, has it. Being GenreSavvy, he grabbed it before anyone else could. It later ends up missing anyway.

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* ''Theatre/AnyNumberCanDie'': Just as the will is about to be read the lights go out and when they come back on the will is gone. However it is immediately revealed that Hannibal, the detective, has it. Being GenreSavvy, he He grabbed it before anyone else could. It later ends up missing anyway.
18th Sep '16 2:04:16 PM kazokuhouou
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* The Forger in ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem'' can opt to do this to up to three wills a game, in order to wipe out information that might threaten the Mafia. They can also, er, [[ForgingTheWill forge the will]] to falsely accuse someone else.
29th Aug '16 8:29:57 PM Kazrak
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* {{Creator/Infocom}}'s first mystery game, ''Deadline'', had an updated will in a safe behind a BookcasePassage. Catching another character in the act of retrieving it is one of the keys to the mystery.
26th Jul '16 1:00:17 AM PaulA
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* The Creator/JohnBellairs book ''The Mummy, the Will and the Crypt'' has cereal magnate H. Bagwell Glomus, whose will was hidden away before his suicide, and young Johnny Dixon's desperate hunt for it (he wants the reward money to pay for a brain surgeon for his grandmother, whom he believes to be dying of a brain tumor), which is opposed by Glomus's sister, who wants the will to stay hidden because she fears her brother hadn't left her anything (without a will, she at least got some of his money). Johnny ultimately finds where the will was hidden, but it's destroyed before anyone can read it. He still gets the reward money, since he DID find where it was hidden.

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* The Creator/JohnBellairs book ''The Mummy, the Will and the Crypt'' ''Literature/TheMummyTheWillAndTheCrypt'' has cereal magnate H. Bagwell Glomus, whose will was hidden away before his suicide, and young Johnny Dixon's desperate hunt for it (he wants the reward money to pay for a brain surgeon for his grandmother, whom he believes to be dying of a brain tumor), which is opposed by Glomus's sister, who wants the will to stay hidden because she fears her brother hadn't left her anything (without a will, she at least got some of his money). Johnny ultimately finds where the will was hidden, but it's destroyed before anyone can read it. He still gets the reward money, since he DID did find where it was hidden. hidden.
18th Apr '16 8:56:21 PM Vilui
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A complication arises when the character had actually left a will, but there is another, later one, which would of course supercede it.

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A complication arises when the character had actually left a will, but there is another, later one, which would of course supercede supersede it.
21st Sep '15 10:21:19 AM BKelly95
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* ''{{Series/Cheers}}'' did this as a throwaway gag. The reading of Eddie [=LeBec's=] will comes a significant amount of time after his funeral. Carla explains that he trusted his will with one of his hockey buddies who forgot where he put it.
24th Aug '15 3:47:41 PM davah301
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* In the Literature/HerculePoirot book ''Peril at End House'' the will of Nick is missing, only turning up after her [[spoiler: faked]] death. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a [[ForgingTheWill forgery]].]]

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* In the Literature/HerculePoirot book ''Peril at End House'' Literature/PerilAtEndHouse the will of Nick is missing, only turning up after her [[spoiler: faked]] death. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a [[ForgingTheWill forgery]].]]
24th Aug '15 3:43:26 PM davah301
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* In the Literature/HerculePoirot book ''Peril at End House'' the will of Nick is missing, only turning up after her [[spoiler: faked]] death. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a [[ForgingTheWill forgery]].]]
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