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22nd Jul '16 2:48:57 PM margdean56
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* Also a fantasy variant, from Creator/SimonRGreen's ''Wolf In The Fold'': Duncan MacNeil leaves a prepared illusion as his will, complete with instructions on precisely how his relatives are to be seated in the room where it'll be activated. That way, when his 3D image appears, it can address his son, daughter, sister and others "face to face".

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* Also a fantasy variant, from Creator/SimonRGreen's ''Wolf In The Fold'': Duncan MacNeil [=MacNeil=] leaves a prepared illusion as his will, complete with instructions on precisely how his relatives are to be seated in the room where it'll be activated. That way, when his 3D image appears, it can address his son, daughter, sister and others "face to face".



** Ton Phanan's actual will wasn't video, but it did come with a video where he told his best friend, and the sole beneficent of his will, [[ItIsAllMyFault not to blame himself]].

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** Ton Phanan's actual will wasn't video, but it did come with a video where he told his best friend, and the sole beneficent beneficiary of his will, [[ItIsAllMyFault [[ItsAllMyFault not to blame himself]].



* Azimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series: Hari Seldon sort of did these with the messages he left for the First Foundation in the Seldon Vault in Terminus City. However, these are not wills ''per se'', but rather his hints at what, given his science of psychohistory, is about to happen.

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* Azimov's Asimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series: Hari Seldon sort of did these with the messages he left for the First Foundation in the Seldon Vault in Terminus City. However, these are not wills ''per se'', but rather his hints at what, given his science of psychohistory, is about to happen.



* ''Literature/{{Daemon}}'' and it's sequel ''Freedom™'' by Daniel Suarez has it as a central plot point [[spoiler:as Matthew Sobol, creator of the titular Daemon, dies just before the first novel begins, but leaves a series of recordings, playback of which is triggered by various events like news reports or a person arriving to some pre-set GPS coordinates]].

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* ''Literature/{{Daemon}}'' and it's its sequel ''Freedom™'' by Daniel Suarez has it as a central plot point [[spoiler:as Matthew Sobol, creator of the titular Daemon, dies just before the first novel begins, but leaves a series of recordings, playback of which is triggered by various events like news reports or a person arriving to some pre-set GPS coordinates]].
22nd Jul '16 2:43:56 PM margdean56
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* In an arc from early 2011 on ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', [[spoiler: after the Human Torch sacrificed his life to save his teammates from Annihilus, the team found a holographic recording he made in the event of his death. Among other things, he recommended that the FF should recruit SpiderMan as his replacement(which they did when they renamed the team The Future Foundation).]]

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* In an arc from early 2011 on ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', [[spoiler: after the Human Torch sacrificed his life to save his teammates from Annihilus, the team found a holographic recording he made in the event of his death. Among other things, he recommended that the FF should recruit SpiderMan as his replacement(which replacement (which they did when they renamed the team The Future Foundation).]]



* In the DCU, Bart Allen aka Kid Flash (aka Impulse aka The Flash at the time of his death, though he recorded the will as Kid Flash) gave his old friend Robin a video will to play at his funeral, seen in Countdown. The Tearjerker came on extra-strong when he repeated address his other old friend Superboy, who had already passed. (At the time, anyway. This is superhero comics after all)

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* In the DCU, Bart Allen aka Kid Flash (aka Impulse aka The Flash at the time of his death, though he recorded the will as Kid Flash) gave his old friend Robin a video will to play at his funeral, seen in Countdown. The Tearjerker came on extra-strong when he repeated repeatedly address his other old friend Superboy, who had already passed. (At the time, anyway. This is superhero comics after all)all.)



* Soon after Harry Osborn's death in SpiderMan's comic (having died as a result of overdosing on the Green Goblin formula), he left a video will, which at first seemed normal, leaving most of his wealth and worldly possessions to his wife and a special fund for Flash Thompson's charity. Then, however, he mentioned Peter, at which point he put his Goblin mask on, and bequeathed him a box that he claimed contained something "special" which would "open at the right time". (Of course, Peter wasn't going along with that. He took the box to a safe place, and forced it open, only to find that it only had a paper with the word "GOTCHA!" written on it. At first he thought this was a cruel joke meant to make him think Harry was alive, and if so, it worked for an hour or two, but it may have been a subtle hint [[spoiler:the plan Harry had been behind to use bring back Peter's parents in the form of android duplicates, which would be revealed ''much'' later.]])

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* Soon after Harry Osborn's death in SpiderMan's comic (having died as a result of overdosing on the Green Goblin formula), he left a video will, which at first seemed normal, leaving most of his wealth and worldly possessions to his wife and a special fund for Flash Thompson's charity. Then, however, he mentioned Peter, at which point he put his Goblin mask on, and bequeathed him a box that he claimed contained something "special" which would "open at the right time". (Of course, Peter wasn't going along with that. He took the box to a safe place, and forced it open, only to find that it only had a paper with the word "GOTCHA!" written on it. At first he thought this was a cruel joke meant to make him think Harry was alive, and if so, it worked for an hour or two, but it may have been a subtle hint of [[spoiler:the plan Harry had been behind to use bring back Peter's parents in the form of android duplicates, which would be revealed ''much'' later.]])
7th Jun '16 2:35:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Azimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series: Hari Seldon sort of did these with the messages he left for the First {{Foundation}} in the Seldon Vault in Terminus City. However, these are not wills ''per se'', but rather his hints at what, given his science of psychohistory, is about to happen.

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* Azimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series: Hari Seldon sort of did these with the messages he left for the First {{Foundation}} Foundation in the Seldon Vault in Terminus City. However, these are not wills ''per se'', but rather his hints at what, given his science of psychohistory, is about to happen.
20th May '16 1:58:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''QueerAsFolk'': Emmet's rich older boyfriend leaves him one.

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* ''QueerAsFolk'': ''Series/QueerAsFolk'': Emmet's rich older boyfriend leaves him one.
18th May '16 2:59:37 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''NewsRadio'' had one made by Jimmy James, but he wasn't quite dead, and it veered off to him talking about the Harlem Globetrotters.

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* ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' had one made by Jimmy James, but he wasn't quite dead, and it veered off to him talking about the Harlem Globetrotters.
14th May '16 9:38:45 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of MadAboutYou involved Jamie's ex dying from a bee-sting allergy and leaving a video will in which he confessed that he was still in love with her. Jamie is flattered if unnerved and Paul finds himself frustrated by a romantic gesture from an ex that he can't hope to top until/unless he's on his deathbed. TheStinger shows the ex as he was finishing recording the will, [[IncrediblyLamePun as a bee starts buzzing]] around his head and [[ForegoneConclusion he tries to swat at it…]]

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* An episode of MadAboutYou ''Series/MadAboutYou'' involved Jamie's ex dying from a bee-sting allergy and leaving a video will in which he confessed that he was still in love with her. Jamie is flattered if unnerved and Paul finds himself frustrated by a romantic gesture from an ex that he can't hope to top until/unless he's on his deathbed. TheStinger shows the ex as he was finishing recording the will, [[IncrediblyLamePun as a bee starts buzzing]] around his head and [[ForegoneConclusion he tries to swat at it…]]
7th May '16 12:29:43 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TheMiddleman'', the Middleman makes a video for Wendy in the event of his death for every episode, even when he's forced to do it while they're stuck in the same small quarantine chamber so she can hear what he's saying as he's recording it. He doesn't ever die, but she does get to watch the ones made for the first half of the season.

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* On ''TheMiddleman'', ''Series/TheMiddleman'', the Middleman makes a video for Wendy in the event of his death for every episode, even when he's forced to do it while they're stuck in the same small quarantine chamber so she can hear what he's saying as he's recording it. He doesn't ever die, but she does get to watch the ones made for the first half of the season.



* Done quite humorously in an episode of ''[[TheGeorgeLopezShow George Lopez]]'', in which the deceased leaves all of her money to her daughter Veronica, to be managed by a trustee. She manages to get in one last jab at her father-in-law before naming George as the trustee:

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* Done quite humorously in an episode of ''[[TheGeorgeLopezShow ''[[Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow George Lopez]]'', in which the deceased leaves all of her money to her daughter Veronica, to be managed by a trustee. She manages to get in one last jab at her father-in-law before naming George as the trustee:



* In one episode of ''TheMonkees'', there is an audio will recorded on a phonograph record.

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* In one episode of ''TheMonkees'', ''Series/TheMonkees'', there is an audio will recorded on a phonograph record.



* In ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', [[spoiler:Nathan Stark]] leaves a holographic one for Allison Blake in a piece of jewelery. She doesn't realize this, however, and when the thing activates randomly she begins to think she's losing it. (On a side note, it was not intended this way. [[spoiler:Nathan]] expected to give it to Allison as a gift to express his love, making the fact that it's his final message all the more touching and tragic.)

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* In ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', [[spoiler:Nathan Stark]] leaves a holographic one for Allison Blake in a piece of jewelery.jewelry. She doesn't realize this, however, and when the thing activates randomly she begins to think she's losing it. (On a side note, it was not intended this way. [[spoiler:Nathan]] expected to give it to Allison as a gift to express his love, making the fact that it's his final message all the more touching and tragic.)



* In the ''MurderSheWrote'' episode, "To the Last Will I Grapple With Thee", the murder victim left behind a video stating that if he died, he was likely murdered by his old enemy, a criminology professor from Ireland who was a friend of Jessica Fletcher's. [[spoiler: At the end of the episode, Jessica proved that her friend was innocent, that there was in fact no murder; the 'victim' committed suicide in a last desperate attempt to destroy his old foe by staging his death to look like he had been murdered.]]

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* In the ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' episode, "To the Last Will I Grapple With Thee", the murder victim left behind a video stating that if he died, he was likely murdered by his old enemy, a criminology professor from Ireland who was a friend of Jessica Fletcher's. [[spoiler: At the end of the episode, Jessica proved that her friend was innocent, that there was in fact no murder; the 'victim' committed suicide in a last desperate attempt to destroy his old foe by staging his death to look like he had been murdered.]]
26th Apr '16 11:40:31 PM aye_amber
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* Used in an episode of ''WKRPInCincinnati'', when one of Jennifer's elderly gentlemen friends dies and includes her in the execution of his will. He videotapes a message to be played for his various sponging relatives, at one point correctly mimicking one of their replies. As for Jennifer, whom the man's relatives assume is a mere gold digger, he requests she uses the rest of his money for a big parade. The relatives protest this seemingly ridiculous waste of money, but are stunned when Jennifer immediately starts making arrangements to fulfill his wishes without any thought of taking money for herself.

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* Used in an episode of ''WKRPInCincinnati'', ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati,'' when one of Jennifer's elderly gentlemen friends dies and includes her in the execution of his will. He videotapes a message to be played for his various sponging relatives, at one point correctly mimicking one of their replies. As for Jennifer, whom the man's relatives assume is a mere gold digger, he requests she uses the rest of his money for a big parade. The relatives protest this seemingly ridiculous waste of money, but are stunned when Jennifer immediately starts making arrangements to fulfill his wishes without any thought of taking money for herself.
11th Apr '16 11:14:48 PM DesmanaMoschata
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* ''Literature/{{Daemon}}'' and it's sequel ''Freedom™'' by Daniel Suarez has it as a central plot point [[spoiler:as Matthew Sobol, creator of the titular Daemon, dies just before the first novel begins, but leaves a series of recordings, playback of which is triggered by various events like news reports or a person arriving to some pre-set GPS coordinates]].
7th Apr '16 4:05:26 PM san7890
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* In''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' Adam and Jamie reference this specific trope, for the reason of them [[spoiler:cancelling their show]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/3480.html]]

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* In''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' In ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' Adam and Jamie reference this specific trope, for the reason of them [[spoiler:cancelling their show]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/3480.html]]
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