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30th Jan '16 7:42:54 AM BDLG
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* The man gracing the page image is Jaime Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''; the broken oath and consequences thereof define large chunks of his character, as well as earning him the nickname "The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Kingslayer]]" after killing Aerys II Targaryen, who he swore to protect. Even though Aerys had a nickname of his own ("The [[TheCaligula Mad]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast King]]"), [[NotWhatItLooksLike the circumstances he and Aerys' body were found in]] made it seem he only did so to benefit [[ThePatriarch his father]] [[FamilyValuesVillain Tywin]], [[TheStarscream if not himself]]. Jaime's refusal to explain himself doesn't help matters much. [[spoiler:He eventually deconstructs this by pointing out the ConflictingLoyalty of his oaths mean he can't possibly keep them all. He killed Aerys when the Mad King attempted to burn down King's Landing and told Jaime to kill Tywin. Trapped between oaths, Jaime chose the option that saved 500,000 innocents. At the same time, ironically enough, he kept his vow to keep the king's secrets, the only oath which didn't conflict, even though it destroyed his honour and good reputation as a [[KnightInShiningArmor]]. Talk about being an Oathkeeper!]]
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* The man gracing the page image is Jaime Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''; the broken oath and consequences thereof define large chunks of his character, as well as earning him the nickname "The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Kingslayer]]" after killing Aerys II Targaryen, who he swore to protect. Even though Aerys had a nickname of his own ("The [[TheCaligula Mad]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast King]]"), [[NotWhatItLooksLike the circumstances he and Aerys' body were found in]] made it seem he only did so to benefit [[ThePatriarch his father]] [[FamilyValuesVillain Tywin]], [[TheStarscream if not himself]]. Jaime's refusal to explain himself doesn't help matters much. [[spoiler:He eventually deconstructs this by pointing out the ConflictingLoyalty of his oaths mean he can't possibly keep them all. He killed Aerys when the Mad King attempted to burn down King's Landing and told Jaime to kill Tywin. Trapped between oaths, Jaime chose the option that saved 500,000 innocents. At the same time, ironically enough, he kept his vow to keep the king's secrets, the only oath which didn't conflict, even though it destroyed his honour and good reputation as a [[KnightInShiningArmor]].[[KnightInShiningArmor Knight in Shining Armour]]. Talk about being an Oathkeeper!]]
30th Jan '16 7:41:26 AM BDLG
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* The man gracing the page image is Jaime Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''; the broken oath and consequences thereof define large chunks of his character, as well as earning him the nickname "The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Kingslayer]]" after killing Aerys II Targaryen, who he swore to protect. Even though Aerys had a nickname of his own ("The [[TheCaligula Mad]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast King]]"), [[NotWhatItLooksLike the circumstances he and Aerys' body were found in]] made it seem he only did so to benefit [[ThePatriarch his father]] [[FamilyValuesVillain Tywin]], [[TheStarscream if not himself]]. Jaime's refusal to explain himself doesn't help matters much. [[spoiler:He eventually deconstructs this by pointing out the ConflictingLoyalty of his oaths mean he can't possibly keep them all. He killed Aerys when the Mad King attempted to burn down King's Landing and told Jaime to kill Tywin. Trapped between oaths, Jaime chose the option that saved 500,000 innocents.]]
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* The man gracing the page image is Jaime Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''; the broken oath and consequences thereof define large chunks of his character, as well as earning him the nickname "The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Kingslayer]]" after killing Aerys II Targaryen, who he swore to protect. Even though Aerys had a nickname of his own ("The [[TheCaligula Mad]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast King]]"), [[NotWhatItLooksLike the circumstances he and Aerys' body were found in]] made it seem he only did so to benefit [[ThePatriarch his father]] [[FamilyValuesVillain Tywin]], [[TheStarscream if not himself]]. Jaime's refusal to explain himself doesn't help matters much. [[spoiler:He eventually deconstructs this by pointing out the ConflictingLoyalty of his oaths mean he can't possibly keep them all. He killed Aerys when the Mad King attempted to burn down King's Landing and told Jaime to kill Tywin. Trapped between oaths, Jaime chose the option that saved 500,000 innocents.]] At the same time, ironically enough, he kept his vow to keep the king's secrets, the only oath which didn't conflict, even though it destroyed his honour and good reputation as a [[KnightInShiningArmor]]. Talk about being an Oathkeeper!]]
17th Jan '16 6:38:21 PM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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Entry mentions nothing about oaths or oathbreaking
* In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Only In Death'', Ezrah thinks the only way he can atone for [[spoiler:surviving Gaunt's death]] is to go on a rampage against his enemies until killed.
17th Jan '16 6:12:20 PM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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** Not to mention [[spoiler: Peter Pettigrew.]]
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** Not to mention [[spoiler: Peter Pettigrew.]]Pettigrew]] was the SecretKeeper magically charged with concealing the Potters' location when they went into hiding. He betrayed them to Lord Voldemort, resulting in James and Lily being murdered and Harry orphaned.
17th Jan '16 6:05:21 PM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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* Marietta from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', told the location of their secret hideout to [[Characters/HarryPotter Professor Umbridge]] after signing a magical contract claiming she wouldn't do that. As a result she had the word "SNEAK" appear on her face made out of pimples and was shunned by her classmates.
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'': ** Marietta from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' told the location of their a secret hideout to [[Characters/HarryPotter Professor Umbridge]] after signing a magical contract claiming she wouldn't do that. As a result she had the word "SNEAK" appear on her face made out of pimples and was shunned by her classmates.
20th Nov '15 3:52:50 AM MrInitialMan
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* [[Literature/BookOfJudges Samson]]. As a Nazarite, he is not supposed to drink alcohol, touch a dead thing or cut his hair. By the end, none of these were kept.
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* [[Literature/BookOfJudges Samson]]. As a Nazarite, he is not supposed to drink alcohol, touch a dead thing or cut his hair. By the end, none of these were kept.[[labelnote:note]]In fact, it's said that the reason he lost his strength after his hair was cut was that it was the only vow he ''hadn't'' broken until then.[[/labelnote]]
30th Oct '15 8:45:10 AM Chabal2
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* In the ''Discworld'' novel ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', "71-hour" Ahmed got his nickname from violating SacredHospitality and killing his host (Klatchian SacredHospitality lasts for three days, or 72 hours). He wears the nickname proudly as a way of inspiring fear and distrust, [[spoiler:which is a good thing for him since he's a CowboyCop for an entire desert land, and being feared by criminals is a definitive bonus. As for the man he killed, he was an admitted mass-murderer.]]
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* In the ''Discworld'' novel ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', "71-hour" Ahmed got his nickname from violating SacredHospitality and killing his host (Klatchian SacredHospitality lasts for three days, or 72 hours). He wears the nickname proudly as a way of inspiring fear and distrust, [[spoiler:which is a good thing for him since he's a CowboyCop for an entire desert land, and being feared by criminals is a definitive bonus. As for the man he killed, he was an admitted mass-murderer.]] Achmed's tribe, the D'regs, take great pride in being renowned as oathbreakers. If you want a solemn promise to be held, [[ExactWords they have to give you their word.]]
23rd Sep '15 4:45:44 PM nombretomado
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* Ironically, Oathbreaker is one of the names of Odin, head of the [[NorseMythology Norse]] gods. Given that intangible things like vows are supposed to be impossible for gods and the like to break (the god wolf Fenrir was bound by a ribbon made from such ingredients as the root of a mountain and the beard of a woman), the fact that Odin can do that is rather frightening, especially when he can extract vows from everything else in the world and expect them to be kept (like when he made all the things in the world, save one, give an oath to never hurt his son Balder).
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* Ironically, Oathbreaker is one of the names of Odin, head of the [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse]] gods. Given that intangible things like vows are supposed to be impossible for gods and the like to break (the god wolf Fenrir was bound by a ribbon made from such ingredients as the root of a mountain and the beard of a woman), the fact that Odin can do that is rather frightening, especially when he can extract vows from everything else in the world and expect them to be kept (like when he made all the things in the world, save one, give an oath to never hurt his son Balder).
9th Sep '15 7:06:59 AM Medinoc
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* The Oathbreakers from ''Webcomic/ModestMedusa'' were sworn to protect the ruler of their land. But after the death of said ruler, they found his successor unworthy of their protection, and decided to protect the land from him instead.
8th Aug '15 12:17:15 PM azul120
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