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30th Oct '17 8:25:54 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', the Throg tells Shann he will be tortured to death slowly if he does not send the message they want. He doesn't, though he does it cryptically. Shann is strapped to a frame for it, and the Throg tells him they will leave him as a warning. Then, they come under attack. The Throg hesitates; Shann thinks it is thinking about whether to bring him with them, which will be necessary to carry out its promise.
** Later, in ''Forerunner Foray'', Ziantha gives her word to Ris Lantee and later does not escape because of it.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', ''Literature/StormOverWarlock'', the Throg tells Shann he will be tortured to death slowly if he does not send the message they want. He doesn't, though he does it cryptically. Shann is strapped to a frame for it, and the Throg tells him they will leave him as a warning. Then, they come under attack. The Throg hesitates; Shann thinks it is thinking about whether to bring him with them, which will be necessary to carry out its promise.
** Later, in ''Forerunner Foray'', ''Literature/ForerunnerForay'', Ziantha gives her word to Ris Lantee and later does not escape because of it.
26th Oct '17 12:34:08 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', Tikil's culture turns heavily on the given word.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', Tikil's culture turns heavily on the given word.
4th Sep '17 11:15:41 AM kazokuhouou
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', based on ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', due to [[OvertookTheManga overtaking the books]], ''has'' revealed what the promise Ned Stark made to his dying sister Lyanna was: [[spoiler: to never reveal that Jon Snow is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen (and thus, the possible rightful king of Westeros) in order to protect Jon from the Baratheon regime. This is a promise Ned keeps until his last breath as he spends the rest of his life protecting Jon, raising and loving him as his own son at Winterfell, and passes his nephew off as his own illegitimate child to keep Jon safe from their family's enemies and Robert Baratheon, who would pose a fatal threat to Jon if Jon's biological parentage ever came to light.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', based on ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', due to [[OvertookTheManga overtaking the books]], ''has'' revealed what the promise Ned Stark made to his dying sister Lyanna was: [[spoiler: to never reveal that Jon Snow is the trueborn son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen (and thus, the possible rightful king of Westeros) in order to protect Jon from the Baratheon regime. This is a promise Ned keeps until his last breath as he spends the rest of his life protecting Jon, raising and loving him as his own son at Winterfell, and passes his nephew off as his own illegitimate child to keep Jon safe from their family's enemies and Robert Baratheon, who would pose a fatal threat to Jon if Jon's biological parentage ever came to light.]]
19th Aug '17 11:50:37 PM creader
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* ''Anime/ThePlacePromisedInOurEarlyDays'' has such a promise as the entire backbone of its plot.
* In ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'',
** Sosuke's father doesn't make it home as he promised.
** Sosuke promised Ponyo to keep her safe, and she's swept away by the sea.
** Sosuke's mother promises she will come back; Sosuke and Ponyo set out in search of her when she doesn't.



* ''Anime/ThePlacePromisedInOurEarlyDays'' has such a promise as the entire backbone of its plot.
* In ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'',
** Sosuke's father doesn't make it home as he promised.
** Sosuke promised Ponyo to keep her safe, and she's swept away by the sea.
** Sosuke's mother promises she will come back; Sosuke and Ponyo set out in search of her when she doesn't.
16th Jun '17 2:47:04 PM Ccook1956
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* Roger was a talking dog who appeared in an Al Brodax ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoon, where his ability to talk to only Popeye causes a bit of a mess. When he returns in a later cartoon, he makes a promise to not speak to anyone except Popeye and Olive. Running an errand, Roger overhears a gang of thugs planning a robbery. He tells Popeye, who tells the police. When the police asks where Popeye got his information, he says Roger told him. But all Roger will do is bark to the police because he made a promise to not speak to anyone except Popeye and Olive.
20th May '17 3:59:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Vandread}}'''s Hibiki made the casual promise to come to Dita's room. Though hardly a big thing to promise, this haunts him throughout the entire second season.

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* ''{{Vandread}}'''s ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'''s Hibiki made the casual promise to come to Dita's room. Though hardly a big thing to promise, this haunts him throughout the entire second season.
14th May '17 8:31:25 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is full of "promises of a lifetime"... some more successfully fulfilled than others. The most notable case is Naruto's promise to Sakura, to return Sasuke for her. The episode after the mission to do this was actually called "The Promise That Could Not Be Kept." Although, after Sakura's [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]]--which Naruto easily sees right through, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on for her dishonesty]], and [[ShipSinking rejects outright]]--he renews his promise not for her anymore, but for [[TrueCompanions his own reasons]]. It's still his most important reason to fight, alongside protecting his friends.
** Another plot relevant promise is Sasuke promising to avenge his family by killing his brother. [[spoiler: Once he succeeds he instantly makes a new one: Destroying Konoha. Obviously that guy needs someone to kill.]]
** Kakashi promised Obito that he would look after Rin. It would seem he failed. [[spoiler: The NotQuiteDead Obito witnesses Kakashi actually killing Rin, contributing to his change into Tobi]]

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is full of "promises of a lifetime"... some more successfully fulfilled than others. The most notable case is Naruto's promise to Sakura, Sakura in Part I, to return Sasuke for her. The episode after the mission to do this was actually called "The Promise That Could Not Be Kept." Although, after Sakura's [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]]--which Naruto easily sees right through, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on for her dishonesty]], and [[ShipSinking rejects outright]]--he renews his promise not for her anymore, but for [[TrueCompanions his own reasons]]. It's still his most important reason to fight, alongside protecting his friends.
** Another plot relevant promise is Sasuke promising to avenge his family by killing his brother. [[spoiler: Once he succeeds he instantly makes a new one: Destroying Konoha. Obviously that guy needs someone to kill.]]
kill]].
** Kakashi promised Obito that he would look after Rin. It would seem he failed. [[spoiler: The NotQuiteDead Obito witnesses Kakashi actually killing Rin, contributing to his change into Tobi]]Tobi]].
14th May '17 8:28:43 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is full of "promises of a lifetime"... some more successfully fulfilled than others. The most notable case is Naruto's promise to Sakura, to return Sasuke for her. The episode after the mission to do this was actually called "The Promise That Could Not Be Kept." Although, after Sakura's [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]]--which Naruto easily sees right through, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on for her dishonesty]], and [[ShipSinking rejects outright]]--he renews his promise not for her, but for [[TrueCompanions his own reasons]]. It's still his most important reason to fight, alongside protecting his friends.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is full of "promises of a lifetime"... some more successfully fulfilled than others. The most notable case is Naruto's promise to Sakura, to return Sasuke for her. The episode after the mission to do this was actually called "The Promise That Could Not Be Kept." Although, after Sakura's [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]]--which Naruto easily sees right through, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on for her dishonesty]], and [[ShipSinking rejects outright]]--he renews his promise not for her, her anymore, but for [[TrueCompanions his own reasons]]. It's still his most important reason to fight, alongside protecting his friends.
14th May '17 5:00:41 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'': Kaori make a promise to Kousei to perform together once again, which is become her determination to take the high-risk surgery. [[spoiler:[[Tearjerker/YourLieInApril She fails to keep it, because later its revealed that either the surgery fails or she's dead during it]].]]

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* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'': Kaori make makes a promise to Kousei to perform together once again, which is become drives her determination to take the undergo a high-risk surgery. [[spoiler:[[Tearjerker/YourLieInApril She fails to keep it, because later its it's revealed that either the surgery fails failed or she's dead she died during it]].]]
22nd Apr '17 2:15:58 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is full of "promises of a lifetime"... some more successfully fulfilled than others. The most notable case is Naruto's promise to Sakura, to return Sasuke for her. The episode after the mission to do this was actually called "The Promise That Could Not Be Kept." Although, after Sakura's [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]]--which he sees right through, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on for her dishonesty]], and [[ShipSinking rejects outright]]--he renews his promise not for her, but for [[TrueCompanions his own reasons]]. It's still his most important reason to fight, alongside protecting his friends.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is full of "promises of a lifetime"... some more successfully fulfilled than others. The most notable case is Naruto's promise to Sakura, to return Sasuke for her. The episode after the mission to do this was actually called "The Promise That Could Not Be Kept." Although, after Sakura's [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]]--which he Naruto easily sees right through, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on for her dishonesty]], and [[ShipSinking rejects outright]]--he renews his promise not for her, but for [[TrueCompanions his own reasons]]. It's still his most important reason to fight, alongside protecting his friends.
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