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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.
2nd Jan '16 9:59:34 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Persona 3}} [[UpdatedRerelease Portable]]'', a romantic vow to stay together is apart of the [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 last rank of the Justice Social Link]] for the female protagonist. What makes it so important is that it's with Ken Amada who's very insecure about their [[MayDecemberRomance relationship]].

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* In ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} [[UpdatedRerelease Portable]]'', a romantic vow to stay together is apart of the [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 last rank of the Justice Social Link]] for the female protagonist. What makes it so important is that it's with Ken Amada who's very insecure about their [[MayDecemberRomance relationship]].



* In ''{{Solatorobo}}'', Elh promises Red a billion rings if he helps to complete the Rite of Forfeit. [[spoiler:Of course, Elh actually doesn't ''have'' a billion rings and, if the Rite had gone [[HumanSacrifice as it usually did]], Red wouldn't have needed them anyway. Red survived, however, and instead of being angry, he just [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming invited Elh to join his team]] - [[IWasJustPassingThrough ostensibly to work off that debt]], of course, but [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther nobody was fooled]].]]

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* In ''{{Solatorobo}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'', Elh promises Red a billion rings if he helps to complete the Rite of Forfeit. [[spoiler:Of course, Elh actually doesn't ''have'' a billion rings and, if the Rite had gone [[HumanSacrifice as it usually did]], Red wouldn't have needed them anyway. Red survived, however, and instead of being angry, he just [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming invited Elh to join his team]] - [[IWasJustPassingThrough ostensibly to work off that debt]], of course, but [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther nobody was fooled]].]]
5th Dec '15 4:32:58 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/AtelierEschaAndLogyAlchemistsOfTheDuskSky'', the final boss, [[spoiler:Flameu]], once made a promise with [[spoiler:Clone, a very important promise. While Clone planted trees, she would find out why the earth was withering and would return. Then, once she knew, she would come back and they would enjoy apples together. But things went wrong and she ended up being in the Unexplored Ruins for hundreds of years.]]
12th Nov '15 7:09:59 PM nombretomado
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* In RobinMcKinley's ''[[Literature/BeautyARetellingOfBeautyAndTheBeast Beauty]]'', Beauty is told not to go into the forest. When she thinks this means ''far'' in and goes in around the edges, her brother-in-law makes her promise not to. She dislikes giving her word on principle -- then she has to [[IGaveMyWord keep it]] -- and so insists that he give his word too.

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* In RobinMcKinley's Creator/RobinMcKinley's ''[[Literature/BeautyARetellingOfBeautyAndTheBeast Beauty]]'', Beauty is told not to go into the forest. When she thinks this means ''far'' in and goes in around the edges, her brother-in-law makes her promise not to. She dislikes giving her word on principle -- then she has to [[IGaveMyWord keep it]] -- and so insists that he give his word too.
2nd Nov '15 1:29:20 AM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': When Touji got designated as the newest pilot, Hikari asked Asuka protecting him. Asuka promised her best friend she would do so, and when Touji's giant robot got hijacked by a {{Robeast}} she fought to save him. When [[spoiler:she managed to get him out of the cockpit alive, Asuka was relieved that she had fulfilled her promise.]]
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