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21st Oct '17 7:54:05 AM Discar
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'': Shortly before the final battle, Velvet asks Eleanor to look after Laphicet if something should happen to her. Part of this is because they're going up against a god so survival is unlikely, but Velvet has also begun to suspect that her life is tied to the BigBad, so if he dies she might too. [[spoiler:Velvet ends up [[SealedEvilInADuel sealing him in a duel]], while Laphicet becomes a god and takes his place. Eleanor decides the best way to fulfill her promise to Velvet is to turn the Abbey into a force of good that will support their new god]].
13th Oct '17 8:40:40 PM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Samurai Jack}}'': After robot assassin X9 is killed by Jack, he asks Jack to take care of his dog Lulu before shutting down. Even Jack looks down somewhat sympathetically at the robot before walking away.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Samurai Jack}}'': After robot assassin X9 is killed by Jack, he asks Jack to take care of his dog Lulu (who was kidnapped by [[BigBad Aku]] to threaten X9 out of retirement) before shutting down. Even Jack looks down somewhat sympathetically at the robot before walking away.
13th Oct '17 8:36:58 PM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Samurai Jack}}'': After robot assassin X9 is killed by Jack, he asks Jack to take care of his dog Lulu before shutting down. Even Jack looks down somewhat sympathetically at the robot before walking away.
27th Sep '17 5:47:12 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', when Woody is grabbed by Sid's dog Scud, he tells Buzz to "take care of Andy for me." Buzz rescues him instead.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', when Woody is grabbed by Sid's dog Scud, he tells Buzz to "take care of Andy for me." Buzz [[WhatYouAreInTheDark rescues him him]] instead.
12th Sep '17 2:18:49 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Film/TheLoneRanger'' Dan, after being fatally shot, asked his brother to take care of his family.

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* In ''Film/TheLoneRanger'' ''Film/TheLoneRanger,'' Dan, after being fatally shot, asked his brother to take care of his family.



* At the end of ''Film/PearlHarbor'', as Danny is dying, Rafe encourages him stay alive, revealing that he's going to be a father. Danny replies "No, you are." The final scene is of Rafe and Evelyn, married and happily raising 'their' son.

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* At the end of ''Film/PearlHarbor'', as Danny is dying, Rafe encourages him stay alive, revealing that he's going to be a father. Danny replies replies, "No, you are." The final scene is of Rafe and Evelyn, married and happily raising 'their' son.



* In the Fairy Tale "Babes in the Woods", this is a dying man's last request made to his brother. Instead, he leaves them to die in the woods. And....that's it. They die. No gingerbread house, no fairy godmother, no sleeping giant, nothing.

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* In the Fairy Tale fairy tale "Babes in the Woods", Woods," this is a dying man's last request made to his brother. Instead, he leaves them to die in the woods. And....that's it. They die. No gingerbread house, no fairy godmother, no sleeping giant, nothing.



* ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'': The events of the novel are set in motion by the death of Henry Dashwood, who asks his wealthy son to take care of his stepmother and half-sisters. John promises he will... [[JerkAss and doesn't.]]

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* ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'': The events of the novel are set in motion by the death of Henry Dashwood, who asks his wealthy son to take care of his stepmother and half-sisters. John promises he will... [[JerkAss and doesn't.]]]] It's implied that he initially intends to make good on the promise, but his wife talks him out of it.



* This happens in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' with the [[ParentalSubstitute Beaudelaire kids]] promising to raise Kit Snicket's [[DeadGuyJunior daughter]] before Kit [[BirthDeathJuxtaposition dies giving birth]].

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* This happens in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' with the [[ParentalSubstitute Beaudelaire Baudelaire kids]] promising to raise Kit Snicket's [[DeadGuyJunior daughter]] before Kit [[BirthDeathJuxtaposition dies giving birth]].



* From ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} Childe Morgan]]'': King Donal Haldane wants Alyce de Corwyn to trigger his son Brion's Haldane potential if he dies before her son Alaric is old enough to do it, and he implants a mental compulsion in her to make certain. On her deathbed in the same book, Alyce asks this of her husband Kenneth in re their children, four-year-old Alaric and the newborn Bronwyn.

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* From ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} Childe Morgan]]'': King Donal Haldane wants Alyce de Corwyn to trigger his son Brion's Haldane potential if he dies before her son Alaric is old enough to do it, and he implants a mental compulsion in her to make certain. On her deathbed in the same book, Alyce asks this of her husband Kenneth in re regards to their children, four-year-old Alaric and the newborn Bronwyn.



* A variant: In ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage,'' [[spoiler:Baron Reinhold asks this of whoever manages to solve the mystery of the golden apple. The "golden apple" in question is his daughter, Flora; upon resolving the matter, Layton adopts her.]]



** Ironically, Sophie died about ten minutes before Franz did. The children ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Sophie_of_Hohenberg Sophie]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian,_Duke_of_Hohenberg Maximilian]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Ernst_of_Hohenberg Ernst]]) were deported after their kingdom was destroyed and eventually spent some time at the Dachau concentration camp. Eventually, they would receive their family's castle back; Sophie lived until the 1990's.

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** Ironically, Sophie died about ten minutes before Franz did. The children ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Sophie_of_Hohenberg Sophie]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian,_Duke_of_Hohenberg Maximilian]] Maximilian]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Ernst_of_Hohenberg Ernst]]) were deported after their kingdom was destroyed and eventually spent some time at the Dachau concentration camp. Eventually, they would receive their family's castle back; Sophie lived until the 1990's.1990s.



* Recent example, September 11th. As many parents trapped in the doomed towers could contact their spouse/loved ones, they often made this their dying request.

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* Recent For a more recent example, there were the events of September 11th.11, 2001. As many parents trapped in the doomed towers could contact their spouse/loved ones, they often made this their dying request.
15th Jul '17 11:36:12 PM SpocktorWho
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** In the season 11 finale, before Dean leaves to perform a HeroicSacrifice, he asks Castiel to take care of Sam, knowing his little brother will be a mess without him.
** Horribly subverted with John's death in season two -- one of his last acts before he dies is to tell Dean that [[spoiler:if he can't save Sam, ''he'll have to kill him''.]]
14th May '17 9:14:17 PM nombretomado
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* Rem's famous last words in ''{{Trigun}}'' are for Vash to take care of Knives. She probably didn't envision Knives [[spoiler: to be the one who killed all her crew and tried to crash all the Seeds ships or that he would turn into a complete homicidal maniac but what can you do.]]

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* Rem's famous last words in ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' are for Vash to take care of Knives. She probably didn't envision Knives [[spoiler: to be the one who killed all her crew and tried to crash all the Seeds ships or that he would turn into a complete homicidal maniac but what can you do.]]
16th Apr '17 1:46:05 PM JoeMerl
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* PlayedWith in ''Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure''--part one ends with [[BigBad Dio]] massacring [[TheHeroDies Jonathan]] and everyone else on a ship, leaving Erina and a baby girl as the {{Sole Survivor}}s. Erina wanted to stay and die with Jonathan, but he noted how the baby's mother [[MamaBear died protecting her]], and urged Erina to take the child and escape. The episode/storyline ends with Erina floating with the baby alone in the wreckage, with the narrator informing us that [[SomeoneToRememberHimBy Erina was pregnant herself]]. [[spoiler:The baby girl, Lisa Lisa, was raised by their companion Straizo, marries Erina's son George and becomes the mother of the next protagonist, Joseph Joestar]].
9th Apr '17 5:41:07 PM nombretomado
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* Aiolos Sagittarius in ''SaintSeiya'' gave the baby Saori to Mitsumasa Kido. It wasn't his kid though, he was trying to protect her from the evil Pope who wanted to kill her because she was Athena's reincarnation, and got killed in the effort.

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* Aiolos Sagittarius in ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' gave the baby Saori to Mitsumasa Kido. It wasn't his kid though, he was trying to protect her from the evil Pope who wanted to kill her because she was Athena's reincarnation, and got killed in the effort.
5th Mar '17 10:59:40 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Film/DeepImpact,'' when Sarah's parents realize they can't escape before the meteor-induced flood hits, they ask Sarah to take her baby brother and get to high ground with Leo. The parents die, but both teenagers and the baby survive.




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* Used in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'' by [[spoiler:Wallace Bishop]]. While he did not die, he knew that [[spoiler:his self-induced lobotomy would leave him a mere shadow of the man he once was]], so in his VideoWill, he made it his LastRequest that [[spoiler:Frank Einstein]] would take care of his family, especially his young niece.


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* Used in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'' by [[spoiler:Wallace Bishop]]. While he did not die, he knew that [[spoiler:his self-induced lobotomy would leave him a mere shadow of the man he once was]], so in his VideoWill, he made it his LastRequest that [[spoiler:Frank Einstein]] would take care of his family, especially his young niece.
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* During the Holocaust, many Jewish parents turned their children over to Christian orphanages, secret helpers, or even just other Jews who had a better chance of escape for one reason or another.
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