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19th Feb '17 10:29:08 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Deserters from the Night's Watch are summarily executed as oathbreakers.
** Jaime Lannister is widely reviled for killing the king he swore to protect, and provides the page quote.
** In "Two Swords," Jon Snow must defend himself from accusations of oathbreaking for his unplanned stint as TheMole among the wildlings.
** Ramsay does it constantly. At Moat Cailin and at Winterfell, he kills men who surrendered after he promised them safe conduct home. In the books Roose points out that Ramsay is known as an oathbreaker, meaning their enemies will now fight to the death rather than surrender to them.
10th Jan '17 2:46:16 PM NoxSky12599
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-->'''Jaime''': Defend the king. Obey the king. Obey your father. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. And what if your father despises the king? What if the king massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do you're forsaking one vow or another.

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-->'''Jaime''': So many vows. They make you swear and swear... Defend the king. Obey king, obey the king. Obey king, obey your father. Protect father, protect the innocent. Defend innocent, defend the weak. And weak... But what if your father despises the king? What if the king massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do you're forsaking one vow or another.
10th Jan '17 12:04:51 AM NoxSky12599
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-->'''Jaime''': Defend the king. Obey the king. Obey your father. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. And what if your father despises the king? What if the king massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do you're forsaking one vow or another.
21st Dec '16 11:13:31 AM Xtifr
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* In the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', breaking oaths is one of [[BigBad Arawn's]] most infamous habits. If this guy makes a deal, he WILL break it. [[ChaoticEvil No matter how little it might cost him to keep it]]. [[StupidEvil Or how much more dangerous NOT keeping it could be]]. And SOMEHOW, there are always more idiots willing to make [[DealWithTheDevil deals]] with him.

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* In the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', breaking oaths is one of [[BigBad Arawn's]] most infamous habits. If this guy makes a deal, he WILL break it. [[ChaoticEvil No matter how little it might cost him to keep it]]. [[StupidEvil Or how much more dangerous NOT keeping it could be]]. And SOMEHOW, there are always more idiots willing to make [[DealWithTheDevil deals]] with him.
10th Dec '16 8:15:40 PM ultimomant
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Mxyzptlk is eventually put on trial by his people for breaking his promise to leave Superman alone. His people say going back on one's word is a very serious offense.
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22nd Nov '16 7:11:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Generally avoided in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''; words have power, and breaking one's word, be it through a lie or forsaken promise, can have devastating and sometimes immediate consequences. As such, even the most villainous of characters tend to be scrupulously honest, though they may use [[MetaphoricallyTrue metaphorical truths]] to suit their ends. A prime example of what happens to those who are less careful can be found with the ArmyOfTheDead. Isildur cursed them when they swore to help him fight and then refused; three thousand years later, they break the curse by helping Aragorn -- the Heir of Isildur -- instead.

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* Generally avoided in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''; words have power, and breaking one's word, be it through a lie or forsaken promise, can have devastating and sometimes immediate consequences. As such, even the most villainous of characters tend to be scrupulously honest, though they may use [[MetaphoricallyTrue metaphorical truths]] to suit their ends. A prime example of what happens to those who are less careful can be found with the ArmyOfTheDead.CavalryOfTheDead. Isildur cursed them when they swore to help him fight and then refused; three thousand years later, they break the curse by helping Aragorn -- the Heir of Isildur -- instead.
30th Oct '16 3:37:20 PM nombretomado
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* The novel ''Oathbreakers'', from the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, is about the heroic duo, Tarma and Kethry, avenging the murder of the leader of their mercenary company at the hands of her brother, the king of Rethwellan. When they find out what he did, they invoke the Oathbreaker's Curse on him and enact some spectacularly karmic revenge.

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* The novel ''Oathbreakers'', from the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, is about the heroic duo, Tarma and Kethry, avenging the murder of the leader of their mercenary company at the hands of her brother, the king of Rethwellan. When they find out what he did, they invoke the Oathbreaker's Curse on him and enact some spectacularly karmic revenge.
20th Oct '16 9:18:11 PM Eievie
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[[caption-width-right:300:Jaime Lannister's [[BodyguardBetrayal betrayal]] earned him the nickname TheKingslayer.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Jaime Lannister's [[caption-width-right:300:A bit of backstory: The dead guy is the king. The other guy is his [[BodyguardBetrayal betrayal]] personal bodyguard]]. This earned him the nickname TheKingslayer.]]



And then there is the Oath Breaker.

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And then there is the Oath Breaker.
Oath-Breaker.
29th Sep '16 4:00:12 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'' the person who [[spoiler: betrayed Maia by helping the conspirators]] is an oathbreaker, which means that not even the emperor is able to pardon him.
18th Aug '16 7:08:11 PM PaulA
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* In typical fashion, the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' has an example of this, but it's not that simple. Ekaterin's husband [[spoiler:was killed in a accident]] immediately after she told him she was leaving him. Because she never went through with the divorce her honor remains intact in everyone else's eyes; but ''she'' knows she's an oathbreaker, and suffers the shame of it.

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* In typical fashion, the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' has an example of this, but it's not that simple. ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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Ekaterin's husband [[spoiler:was killed in a accident]] immediately after she told him she was leaving him. Because she never went through with the divorce her honor remains intact in everyone else's eyes; but ''she'' knows she's an oathbreaker, and suffers the shame of it.
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