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28th Dec '16 10:56:07 PM Xtifr
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* ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' by Charles Stross has Ramona Random, an assassin from the CIA's occult equivalent with a succubus bound to her soul. The thing is regularly "fed" by consuming the souls of people Ramona has sex with... and when it gets hungry and Ramona's mark dies of a heart attack before climaxing, she's in a rough spot, as "if it doesn't get the little death, it'll go straight for the big one."

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* ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' ''Literature/TheJenniferMorgue'' by Charles Stross has Ramona Random, an assassin from the CIA's occult equivalent with a succubus bound to her soul. The thing is regularly "fed" by consuming the souls of people Ramona has sex with... and when it gets hungry and Ramona's mark dies of a heart attack before climaxing, she's in a rough spot, as "if it doesn't get the little death, it'll go straight for the big one."
8th Dec '16 12:11:43 PM Slothgirl
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** The fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'', a fic in which the Kirks of both timelines are women, deserves a mention as it puts a spin on Pon Farr. In this story, not even combat can relieve male Vulcans of Pon Farr, and if a male loses the right to mate with his betrothed, another woman would have to be found before the male died. In the original timeline, Fem!Kirk offered herself up as a mate for Spock in order to save him, which was how they were married (and how their daughter was conceived). The circumstances in the Alt Reality become a lot more complicated.

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** The fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'', ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'', a fic in which the Kirks of both timelines are women, deserves a mention as it puts a spin on Pon Farr. In this story, not even combat can relieve male Vulcans of Pon Farr, and if a male loses the right to mate with his betrothed, another woman would have to be found before the male died. In the original timeline, Fem!Kirk offered herself up as a mate for Spock in order to save him, which was how they were married (and how their daughter was conceived). The circumstances in the Alt Reality become a lot more complicated.
26th Aug '16 10:24:44 AM valar55
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* The Doctor Who AU fanfic series [[http://www.whofic.com/series.php?seriesid=168 Destined]] revolves around the idea that male gallifreyans have a sex drive only during two of their regenerations, but the drive is so strong that if they don't get a release for their need every so often it can affect their health to the point of causing a regeneration (effectively death). The real problem is that their sex drive is exclusively focused towards one person only, they imprint on a female present during their post-regeneration crisis. The fanfic focuses on the Fifth Doctor and Tegan, who is the target. Neither of them is very entusiastic about the situation.

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* The Doctor Who AU fanfic series [[http://www.whofic.com/series.php?seriesid=168 Destined]] revolves around the idea that male gallifreyans Gallifreyans have a sex drive only during two of their regenerations, but the drive is so strong that if they don't get a release for their need every so often it can affect their health to the point of causing a regeneration (effectively death). The real problem is that their sex drive is exclusively focused towards one person only, they imprint on a female present during their post-regeneration crisis. The fanfic focuses on the Fifth Doctor and Tegan, who is the target. Neither of them is very entusiastic about the situation.
14th Aug '16 3:04:37 PM nombretomado
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* Nappa plays this straight in ''DragonBallZAbridged'', when he (and an unwilling Vegeta) land on the Arlians' planet and force their king and queen to mate on pain of death- except it's the entire race and planet at risk, not just the maters.

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* Nappa plays this straight in ''DragonBallZAbridged'', ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', when he (and an unwilling Vegeta) land on the Arlians' planet and force their king and queen to mate on pain of death- except it's the entire race and planet at risk, not just the maters.
7th Aug '16 7:27:26 PM karstovich2
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* In one [[Myth/CelticMythology ancient Irish myth]], the goddess, the Morrígan, heartily recommended that the hero Cú Chulainn surrender to her advances for his own health. Cú Chulainn (depending on who tells it either trying [[ReallyGetsAround for once]] to be faithful to his wife Emer or having heard bad things about men who had sex with the Morrígan) doesn't, and in revenge, she orchestrated his death years later, in the form of a MortonsFork that forces him to break one of his two geasa, by offering him a meal of dog's meat. (Cú Chulainn was forbidden from eating dogmeat, and never refuse hospitality) By breaking one geas for another, Cú Chulainn lost his supernatural strength and died in battle the next day.

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* In one [[Myth/CelticMythology ancient Irish myth]], the goddess, the Morrígan, heartily recommended that the hero Cú Chulainn surrender to her advances for his own health. Cú Chulainn (depending on who tells it either trying [[ReallyGetsAround for once]] to be faithful to his wife Emer or having heard bad things about men who had sex with the Morrígan) doesn't, and in revenge, she orchestrated his death years later, in the form of a MortonsFork that forces him to break one of his two geasa, {{geas}}a, by offering him a meal of dog's meat. (Cú Chulainn was forbidden Chulainn's geasa forbade him both from eating dogmeat, dog meat and never refuse hospitality) from refusing an offer of [[SacredHospitality hospitality]].) By breaking one geas for another, Cú Chulainn lost his supernatural strength and died in battle the next day.
5th Aug '16 11:59:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' has [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1194#comic/ comic 1194]] and [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2078#comic comic 2078]]
* Inverted in ''{{Grant}}'': it's pretty much Mate Or ''Kill'' (in actual fact, simple oral contact with skin will satisfy his HorrorHunger, but it never ends at just smooching).
* In ''DoctorVoluptua'', one patient is in this situation thanks to his sentient singing penis, which will eventually take over if not... satisfied.

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* ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' has [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1194#comic/ comic 1194]] and [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2078#comic comic 2078]]
* Inverted in ''{{Grant}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Grant}}'': it's pretty much Mate Or ''Kill'' (in actual fact, simple oral contact with skin will satisfy his HorrorHunger, but it never ends at just smooching).
* In ''DoctorVoluptua'', ''Webcomic/DoctorVoluptua'', one patient is in this situation thanks to his sentient singing penis, which will eventually take over if not... satisfied.
24th Jul '16 4:48:10 PM nombretomado
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* A ''ChronoCrusade'' fanfic used this trope explaining that Chrono needed to give some of his legion to turn Rosette into a demon so she could feed him astral energy [[DeusSexMachina and apparently digestion would dissolve the legion and blood transfusion would kill her.]]

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* A ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' fanfic used this trope explaining that Chrono needed to give some of his legion to turn Rosette into a demon so she could feed him astral energy [[DeusSexMachina and apparently digestion would dissolve the legion and blood transfusion would kill her.]]
19th Jul '16 6:16:57 PM HiddenWindshield
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* The metabolism of male insects in breeding season is so high that if mating is not utilized to have an outlet for it, so to speak, he would literally die of hyper-exertion. [[ScienceMarchesOn It was once thought]] that, unfortunately, in the infamous case of male praying-mantises and black widow/redback spiders, their lady-loves' metabolism is ALSO so high that if they do not make a delicious snack out of their husbands right after consummation, they would die of starvation on the spot before they can give life to the newly inseminated eggs. In the case of the preying mantis, the cannibalism turned out to just be stress from being in a captive and unnatural situation.
* Female Ferrets bleed unstoppably when they're in heat, so they need to either be mated or be fixed or they may die from the blood loss.

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* The [[ScienceMarchesOn It was once thought]] that the metabolism of male insects in breeding season is so high that if mating is not utilized to have an outlet for it, so to speak, he would literally die of hyper-exertion. [[ScienceMarchesOn It was once thought]] that, unfortunately, in the infamous case of male praying-mantises and black widow/redback spiders, their lady-loves' A super metabolism is ALSO so high that if they do not make a delicious snack out of was also put forth as the explanation for why female black widow spiders and praying mantises eat their husbands right mates after consummation, they would die of starvation on copulation, but there is now some evidence that it's caused by the spot before they can give life to the newly inseminated eggs. In the case of the preying mantis, the cannibalism turned out to just be stress from being in a captive of captivity, and unnatural situation.
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* Female Ferrets bleed unstoppably when they're in heat, so they need to either be mated or be fixed or they may die from the blood loss.
19th Jul '16 6:04:05 PM HiddenWindshield
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', it's revealed that the only way to kill the Archdemon permanently is for Grey Warden to deliver the killing blow, preventing the Archdemon's from [[BodySurf body-surfing]] to the nearest Darkspawn [[spoiler: and instead forcing it into the Grey Warden, [[HeroicSacrifice killing them both]].]] However, [[spoiler: Morrigan offers a way out by performing a BloodMagic ritual with either a Male Warden or Alistair/Loghain, impregnating her with a child who will absorb the soul of the Archdemon in their place, but free from all the corruption of the Taint.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', it's revealed that the only way to kill the Archdemon permanently is for Grey Warden to deliver the killing blow, preventing the Archdemon's Archdemon from [[BodySurf body-surfing]] to the nearest Darkspawn [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and instead forcing it into the Grey Warden, [[HeroicSacrifice killing them both]].]] However, [[spoiler: Morrigan [[spoiler:Morrigan offers a way out by performing a BloodMagic ritual with either a Male Warden or Alistair/Loghain, impregnating her with a child who will absorb the soul of the Archdemon in their place, but free from all the corruption of the Taint.]]
2nd Jun '16 7:44:38 PM Assassin-sensei
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* In the first volume of ''VisualNovel/{{Nekopara}}'', Chocolat and Vanilla trick Kashou into believing this is the case for their species. When he finds out otherwise, he's a bit irked.
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