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21st Jul '16 12:32:50 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* 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.]]

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* 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.]]
1st Jul '16 7:58:40 PM nombretomado
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* In ASongOfIceAndFire Eddard Stark promised something ''very'' important to his dying sister Lyanna. The contents of the promise are still [[WildMassGuessing unknown]].
* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', Tikil's culture turns heavily on the given word.
* In 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.

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* In ASongOfIceAndFire ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Eddard Stark promised something ''very'' important to his dying sister Lyanna. The contents of the promise are still [[WildMassGuessing unknown]].
* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', Tikil's culture turns heavily on the given word.
* In AndreNorton's 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.



* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern strikes a deal with Hory. When Eet reveals that he carries another zero stone, one Eet slipped in, Eet is careful to point that that he kept his promise, exactly.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern strikes a deal with Hory. When Eet reveals that he carries another zero stone, one Eet slipped in, Eet is careful to point that that he kept his promise, exactly.
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...
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