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5th Mar '17 5:33:21 PM nombretomado
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* Similar to the'' Blackhawks'' example above, MarvelComics also has a WWII-era group who put aside a bottle of liquor as a tontine: the Young Allies. ComicBook/BuckyBarnes tracked down the other two survivors, and they have a laugh over it-- thanks to being cryogenically frozen over the years, Bucky is still in his mid-twenties and will obviously outlive them all. Bucky says he'd rather share the bottle with them now instead of drinking it when they're dead, so they each have a glass. Bucky finds himself the sole survivor very shortly afterward, and [[LibationForTheDead pours the rest of the drink]] out over a memorial to his friends.

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* Similar to the'' Blackhawks'' example above, MarvelComics also Creator/MarvelComics has a WWII-era group who put aside a bottle of liquor as a tontine: the Young Allies. ComicBook/BuckyBarnes tracked down the other two survivors, and they have a laugh over it-- thanks to being cryogenically frozen over the years, Bucky is still in his mid-twenties and will obviously outlive them all. Bucky says he'd rather share the bottle with them now instead of drinking it when they're dead, so they each have a glass. Bucky finds himself the sole survivor very shortly afterward, and [[LibationForTheDead pours the rest of the drink]] out over a memorial to his friends.
4th Jan '17 7:23:41 AM mariofan1000
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', "The Double Deuce." When members of Wodehouse's old UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flying squad start dropping dead ([[spoiler:of perfectly natural causes that were played up as "dubious" by [[IfItBleedsItLeads desperate-for-sales newspapers]]]]), he suspects that it's because of the tontine they set up. Once word leaks out, Cheryl, Pam and Cyril think about starting an ISIS tontine, pointing out that the rest of their coworkers are either field agents that go on dangerous missions or work in parts of the building with NoOSHACompliance..

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', "The Double Deuce." When members of Wodehouse's old UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flying squad start dropping dead ([[spoiler:of perfectly natural causes that were played up as "dubious" by [[IfItBleedsItLeads desperate-for-sales newspapers]]]]), he suspects that it's because of the tontine they set up. Once word leaks out, Cheryl, Pam and Cyril think about starting an ISIS tontine, pointing out that the rest of their coworkers are either field agents that go on dangerous missions or work in parts of the building with NoOSHACompliance..NoOSHACompliance. Cyril also acknowledges that Tontines are illegal, but it doesn't stop them.
20th Nov '16 2:45:12 PM LarryMullen
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* The events of ''Film/TheWrongBox'' are set in motion by the opening scene in which a group of children are made part of a tontine.
23rd Sep '16 3:51:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Also used in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', as the quote demonstrates. It's revealed that Abe Simpson and Mister Burns served together during WorldWarII, and their squad (the Flying Hellfish) acquired a set of priceless German paintings, with the agreement that the last member of the Hellfish to die would get them. It ends when [[spoiler:just as Abe manages to claim the paintings by "discharging" Burns, the State Department shows up, confiscates the painting and presents them to a descendant of their original German owner for diplomatic purposes. The descendent is not too worried about their safety, either.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', "The Double Deuce." When members of Wodehouse's old WorldWarI flying squad start dropping dead ([[spoiler:of perfectly natural causes that were played up as "dubious" by [[IfItBleedsItLeads desperate-for-sales newspapers]]]]), he suspects that it's because of the tontine they set up. Once word leaks out, Cheryl, Pam and Cyril think about starting an ISIS tontine, pointing out that the rest of their coworkers are either field agents that go on dangerous missions or work in parts of the building with NoOSHACompliance..

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* Also used in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', as the quote demonstrates. It's revealed that Abe Simpson and Mister Burns served together during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and their squad (the Flying Hellfish) acquired a set of priceless German paintings, with the agreement that the last member of the Hellfish to die would get them. It ends when [[spoiler:just as Abe manages to claim the paintings by "discharging" Burns, the State Department shows up, confiscates the painting and presents them to a descendant of their original German owner for diplomatic purposes. The descendent is not too worried about their safety, either.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', "The Double Deuce." When members of Wodehouse's old WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flying squad start dropping dead ([[spoiler:of perfectly natural causes that were played up as "dubious" by [[IfItBleedsItLeads desperate-for-sales newspapers]]]]), he suspects that it's because of the tontine they set up. Once word leaks out, Cheryl, Pam and Cyril think about starting an ISIS tontine, pointing out that the rest of their coworkers are either field agents that go on dangerous missions or work in parts of the building with NoOSHACompliance..
19th Sep '16 8:41:59 AM Morgenthaler
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1st Mar '16 8:13:06 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'': A Colonel bequeathed his residence and one million dollars to be evenly split among five benefitiaries. Each beneficiary is required to spend one night at the residence [[OnOneCondition to be allowed to receive their share of the estate]]. The shares of those who fail will go to the beneficiaries who don't fail [[spoiler:The lawyers who informed the beneficiaries about the will try to get rid of them to get the money but they get caught and Scooby-Doo, as the only beneficiary who spent a night at the Colonel's home, inherits the whole estate. Unfortunately, the dollars are Confederate money]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'': A Colonel bequeathed his residence and one million dollars to be evenly split among five benefitiaries.beneficiaries. Each beneficiary is required to spend one night at the residence [[OnOneCondition to be allowed to receive their share of the estate]]. The shares of those who fail will go to the beneficiaries who don't fail [[spoiler:The lawyers who informed the beneficiaries about the will try to get rid of them to get the money but they get caught and Scooby-Doo, as the only beneficiary who spent a night at the Colonel's home, inherits the whole estate. Unfortunately, the dollars are Confederate money]].
1st Mar '16 8:12:22 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'': A Colonel bequeathed his residence and one million dollars to be evenly split among five benefitiaries. Each benefitiary is required to spend one night at the residence [[OnOneCondition to be allowed to receive their share of the estate]]. The shares of those who fail will go to the benefitiaries who don't fail [[spoiler:The lawyers who informed the benefitiaries about the will try to get rid of them to get the money but they get caught and Scooby-Doo, as the only benefitiary who spent a night at the Colonel's home, inherits the whole estate. Unfortunately, the dollars are Confederate money]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'': A Colonel bequeathed his residence and one million dollars to be evenly split among five benefitiaries. Each benefitiary beneficiary is required to spend one night at the residence [[OnOneCondition to be allowed to receive their share of the estate]]. The shares of those who fail will go to the benefitiaries beneficiaries who don't fail [[spoiler:The lawyers who informed the benefitiaries beneficiaries about the will try to get rid of them to get the money but they get caught and Scooby-Doo, as the only benefitiary beneficiary who spent a night at the Colonel's home, inherits the whole estate. Unfortunately, the dollars are Confederate money]].
16th Feb '16 7:19:45 PM Winter
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* Similar to the'' Blackhawks'' example above, MarvelComics also has a WWII-era group who put aside a bottle of liquor as a tontine: the Young Allies. ComicBook/BuckyBarnes tracked down the other two survivors, and they have a laugh over it-- thanks to being cryogenically frozen over the years, Bucky is still in his mid-twenties and will obviously outlive them all. Bucky says he'd rather share the bottle with them now instead of drinking it when they're dead, so they each have a glass. Bucky finds himself the sole survivor very shortly afterward, and [[DueToTheDead pours the rest]] [[ToAbsentFriends of the drink]] out over a memorial to his friends.

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* Similar to the'' Blackhawks'' example above, MarvelComics also has a WWII-era group who put aside a bottle of liquor as a tontine: the Young Allies. ComicBook/BuckyBarnes tracked down the other two survivors, and they have a laugh over it-- thanks to being cryogenically frozen over the years, Bucky is still in his mid-twenties and will obviously outlive them all. Bucky says he'd rather share the bottle with them now instead of drinking it when they're dead, so they each have a glass. Bucky finds himself the sole survivor very shortly afterward, and [[DueToTheDead [[LibationForTheDead pours the rest]] [[ToAbsentFriends rest of the drink]] out over a memorial to his friends.
29th Jan '16 2:16:09 PM Nentuaby
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Originally, a Tontine was an investment where multiple participants would buy in for an equal amount. The entity running the Tontine (usually a bank) would invest the money and pay out dividends. When a participant died, his dividends would be paid out to the remaining members. The last surviving member would receive the entire principal. This trope was commonly used in older murder mysteries, but has since fallen out of favor. This is probably because many tontines are now illegal. Mostly due to leading to murder. Lots of murders.

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Originally, a Tontine was an investment where multiple participants would buy in for an equal amount. The entity running the Tontine (usually a bank) would invest the money and pay out dividends. When a participant died, his dividends would be paid out to the remaining members. The last surviving member would receive the entire principal. This trope was commonly used in older murder mysteries, but has since fallen out of favor. This is probably because many tontines most kinds of tontine are now illegal. Mostly due to leading to murder. Lots illegal, for the precise ''reason'' of murders.
being such a good setup for a murder mystery...
7th Nov '15 7:41:10 PM foxley
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* 'Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "Kommando", the murdered soldiers were all members of a tontine, which muddies the waters as to motive.
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