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28th May '16 8:58:12 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/{{Kull}} / BranMakMorn story "Kings of the Night", Bran's problem is that one tribe is willing to break its promise if it does not follow a man of its own blood.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/{{Kull}} / BranMakMorn Literature/BranMakMorn story "Kings of the Night", Bran's problem is that one tribe is willing to break its promise if it does not follow a man of its own blood.
18th May '16 12:52:39 PM Tron80
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* Several important promises are made in ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'':
** Shinji promised Asuka that he'd never hurt her. He doesn't know if he can keep his promise.
** Later on, Shinji promised Asuka that he'd be always with her.
** And at the end, Asuka promised Shinji that she’d try to be happy.
14th May '16 12:02:48 AM Doug86
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* In the ''SwordOfTruth'' series, it's mentioned several times that "A Wizard always keeps his promises." At one point, a secondary character tells the main character that the reason this happens is, as a wizard, he's subconsciously using his magic to make sure the promise is kept.
* In the novel ''[[AWizardInRhyme The Oathbound Wizard]]'' by Christopher Stasheff the wizard Matt Mantrell makes a careless hyperbolic vow to overthrow a nearby BigBad. Since he lives in a magical world with similar laws to Medieval legend, he is honor bound to do so. He later convinces God that the vow was made in error and he shouldn't be held to it, but by then he has seen how horrible the BigBad is and wants to overthrow him anyway.

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* In the ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, it's mentioned several times that "A Wizard always keeps his promises." At one point, a secondary character tells the main character that the reason this happens is, as a wizard, he's subconsciously using his magic to make sure the promise is kept.
* In the novel ''[[AWizardInRhyme ''[[Literature/AWizardInRhyme The Oathbound Wizard]]'' by Christopher Stasheff the wizard Matt Mantrell makes a careless hyperbolic vow to overthrow a nearby BigBad. Since he lives in a magical world with similar laws to Medieval legend, he is honor bound to do so. He later convinces God that the vow was made in error and he shouldn't be held to it, but by then he has seen how horrible the BigBad is and wants to overthrow him anyway.
7th May '16 4:10:14 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A much darker version appears in ''TokyoBabylon''.

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* A much darker version appears in ''TokyoBabylon''.''Manga/TokyoBabylon''.
21st Apr '16 11:07:37 AM cosmicman12
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* Subverted in [[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars: Dual Strike.]] If Eagle and Sami are selected for the final Campaign Mission, Eagle will attempt to make a promise of survival with Sami who cuts him off telling him that if they make that promise, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy one of them will die.]]

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* Subverted Defied in [[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars: Dual Strike.]] If Eagle and Sami are selected for the final Campaign Mission, Eagle will attempt to make a promise of survival with Sami who cuts him off telling him that if they make that promise, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy one of them will die.]]
11th Apr '16 12:25:24 PM Piando
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* ''GetBackers:'' Ban promised Yamato that he would protect Himiko from her curse, and Juubei promised to stop Kazuki if he ever strayed "from the path of righteousness."

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* ''GetBackers:'' ''Manga/GetBackers:'' Ban promised Yamato that he would protect Himiko from her curse, and Juubei promised to stop Kazuki if he ever strayed "from the path of righteousness."



* ''PeacemakerKurogane:'' Tetsunosuke promised to his friend Saya that he would not kill.

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* ''PeacemakerKurogane:'' ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane:'' Tetsunosuke promised to his friend Saya that he would not kill.



* ''NabariNoOu:'' Miharu's promise to Yoite, made under duress, to [[spoiler:erase Yoite's existence once Miharu can use the Sinrabanshou]] becomes the main tension and plotline of the series, as well as a source of a lot of its angst.

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* ''NabariNoOu:'' ''Manga/NabariNoOu:'' Miharu's promise to Yoite, made under duress, to [[spoiler:erase Yoite's existence once Miharu can use the Sinrabanshou]] becomes the main tension and plotline of the series, as well as a source of a lot of its angst.



* [[OutboundFlight Jedi Knight Lorana Jinzler]], aware of her impending HeroicSacrifice, gets Jorj Car'das to promise to find her estranged brother, still working at the Jedi Temple, and tell him something.

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* [[OutboundFlight [[Literature/OutboundFlight Jedi Knight Lorana Jinzler]], aware of her impending HeroicSacrifice, gets Jorj Car'das to promise to find her estranged brother, still working at the Jedi Temple, and tell him something.



* In PlanescapeTorment, your character can actually do this as a dialogue option. Sometimes, dialogue choices (in some specific, important and dramatic scenes) will have a declaration of intent hidden, such as "Truth", "Lie", and, most importantly, "Make Vow". Those dialogue choices affect your CharacterAlignment: you become more Lawful if you tell the truth, and more Chaotic if you lie.

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* In PlanescapeTorment, VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment, your character can actually do this as a dialogue option. Sometimes, dialogue choices (in some specific, important and dramatic scenes) will have a declaration of intent hidden, such as "Truth", "Lie", and, most importantly, "Make Vow". Those dialogue choices affect your CharacterAlignment: you become more Lawful if you tell the truth, and more Chaotic if you lie.



* ''{{WebOriginal/RWBY}}: Jaune promises [[CanNotSpitItOut Pyrrha]] that is she can't get a date to the dance, he'll wear a dress and go with her. Guess what happens.

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* ''{{WebOriginal/RWBY}}: ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Jaune promises [[CanNotSpitItOut Pyrrha]] that is if she can't get a date to the dance, he'll wear a dress and go with her. Guess what happens.
23rd Mar '16 11:20:37 PM zoop
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* In an early ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' story, the heroes stop an assassination that was to have taken place at a wedding, unaware that the intended victim was the nephew of a [[TheDon Mafia kingpin]] known as "The Goose". The Goose tells the heroes that he now owes them a favor. [[spoiler:Which they do eventually cash in.]]
13th Mar '16 11:05:33 AM ThallianGold
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* The {{Grendel}} oath acts as this. Virtually every character to recite it is doomed to die a horrible death, often at the cost to all he loves and cherishes. Sometimes, this is due to failing the Grendel ideals. Other times, this is the culmination of following it...
13th Mar '16 11:03:46 AM ThallianGold
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** Another short story has Usagi apologize for taking so long to return a masterful origami to the man who made it for him. He'd intended to hand it back immediately, but they were quickly embroiled in a battle. [[spoiler: The other person didn't survive it. Usagi is returning it to his grave.]]
3rd Jan '16 8:56:17 PM Willbyr
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* In ''TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu made a promise to his wife on her deathbed to continue to be a [[{{superhero}} Hero]] after she was gone. [[spoiler:This promise starts getting harder and harder to keep once Kotetsu starts losing his powers.]]

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* In ''TigerAndBunny'', ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu made a promise to his wife on her deathbed to continue to be a [[{{superhero}} Hero]] after she was gone. [[spoiler:This promise starts getting harder and harder to keep once Kotetsu starts losing his powers.]]



* In ''{{Gate 7}}'', Hana is [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for someone who has not been revealed yet]] and once they are reunited, they will keep their promise.
* In ''OnePiece'', a band of pirates left a baby whale they adopted named Laboon at the beginning of the Grand Line, promising to return after they've made the round-world voyage. Unfortunately, those pirates were wiped out, half becoming ill and having to leave the ship to save the rest, and those that remained were wiped out in a battle. Of those pirates, only Brook remains, having been brought [[CameBackWrong back to life as a skeleton]] by his Devil Fruit. And now he has promised to his dead crewmates to deliver the final message of the Rumbar Pirates to Laboon, even after fifty years.

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* In ''{{Gate ''Manga/{{Gate 7}}'', Hana is [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for someone who has not been revealed yet]] and once they are reunited, they will keep their promise.
* In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', a band of pirates left a baby whale they adopted named Laboon at the beginning of the Grand Line, promising to return after they've made the round-world voyage. Unfortunately, those pirates were wiped out, half becoming ill and having to leave the ship to save the rest, and those that remained were wiped out in a battle. Of those pirates, only Brook remains, having been brought [[CameBackWrong back to life as a skeleton]] by his Devil Fruit. And now he has promised to his dead crewmates to deliver the final message of the Rumbar Pirates to Laboon, even after fifty years.
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