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2nd Dec '16 8:26:26 PM LinusEitname
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* The plot of ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' only really happens because, after a barracuda eats Marlin's wife and most of his eggs, he finds one sole survivor (Nemo), and promises he "will never let anything happen to [him]". This results in him being overprotected, venturing out alone, and getting kidnapped for captivity in a fish tank.
11th Nov '16 2:34:42 PM leelea
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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 he ever found out Jon's biological parentage.]]

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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 he ever found out Jon's biological parentage.parentage ever came to light.]]
11th Nov '16 2:32:44 PM leelea
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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 off his nephew 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 he ever found out Jon's biological parentage.]]

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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 off 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 he ever found out Jon's biological parentage.]]
11th Nov '16 2:30:29 PM leelea
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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 as Robert Baratheon would kill Jon if he ever found out.]]

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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 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 off his nephew as his own illegitimate child to keep Jon safe from their family's enemies and Robert Baratheon Baratheon, who would kill pose a fatal threat to Jon if he ever found out.out Jon's biological parentage.]]
11th Nov '16 2:22:41 PM leelea
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', based on ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', due to [[OvertookTheManga overtaking the books]], ''has'' revealed what the promise Ned made to Lyanna was: [[spoiler: to never reveal that Jon Snow is the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen, and thus, the possible rightful king of Westeros, in order to protect Jon from the Baratheon regime as Robert Baratheon would kill Jon if he ever found out.]]

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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 Targaryen (and thus, the possible rightful king of Westeros, Westeros) in order to protect Jon from the Baratheon regime as Robert Baratheon would kill Jon if he ever found out.]]
11th Nov '16 2:07:06 PM leelea
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* In ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', Lyra promises a friend that she'd come and save him if he ever got kidnapped. In the process of trying to keep this promise, she travels to Svalbard, burns down a military-protected research station and [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu tricks the king of the]] [[BearsAreBadNews Armored Bears]]. [[spoiler: [[NiceJobBreakingItHero She ultimately ends up accidentally getting him killed anyway,]] [[{{Determinator}} and travels to the World of the Dead to apologize for it]].]]

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* In ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', Lyra promises a friend that she'd come and save him if he ever got kidnapped. In the process of trying to keep this promise, she travels to Svalbard, burns down a military-protected research station and [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu tricks the king of the]] [[BearsAreBadNews Armored Bears]]. [[spoiler: When she does find him again, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero She she ultimately ends up accidentally getting him killed anyway,]] anyway]] [[{{Determinator}} and travels to the World of the Dead to apologize to him for it]].]]



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', based on ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', due to [[OvertookTheManga overtaking the books]], ''has'' revealed what the promise Ned made to Lyanna was: [[spoiler: to never reveal that Jon Snow is the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen, and thus, the possible rightful king of Westeros.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', based on ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', due to [[OvertookTheManga overtaking the books]], ''has'' revealed what the promise Ned made to Lyanna was: [[spoiler: to never reveal that Jon Snow is the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen, and thus, the possible rightful king of Westeros.Westeros, in order to protect Jon from the Baratheon regime as Robert Baratheon would kill Jon if he ever found out.]]
10th Nov '16 5:34:13 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'', Menelaus's mother explained her cruel punishment on the grounds that Darwin required it. The young Menelaus concluded that Darwin was a villain, and promised that he would stop him.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'', Menelaus's mother explained her cruel punishment on the grounds that Darwin required it. The young Menelaus concluded that Darwin was a villain, and promised that he would stop him.
10th Nov '16 5:33:03 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'', having someone make and break a promise is a potent source of magical power over them.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'', having someone make and break a promise is a potent source of magical power over them.
7th Nov '16 2:50:19 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Webcomic/MysteryBabylon'', Kick Girl wanted to break the seal of the Pit in order to free Kill Boy, but as J.J. was dying he asked her to promise never to open it. Kick Girl promised, and spent the next thousand years protecting the seal on the Pit.
5th Nov '16 1:16:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* Several promises have been made on ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. Freya promises that one day she will repay Merlin for his help, and does so by delivering Excalibur into his keeping. Arthur promises Guinevere that when he is King, they'll be together. Whilst held hostage by a warlord, Lancelot promises Guinevere that he'll rescue her - this thus far is the only promise that hasn't been kept - whilst Lancelot does his best, it is Arthur and not Lancelot that rescues them.

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* Several promises have been made on ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}''. Freya promises that one day she will repay Merlin for his help, and does so by delivering Excalibur into his keeping. Arthur promises Guinevere that when he is King, they'll be together. Whilst held hostage by a warlord, Lancelot promises Guinevere that he'll rescue her - this thus far is the only promise that hasn't been kept - whilst Lancelot does his best, it is Arthur and not Lancelot that rescues them.
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