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20th May '17 3:52:33 PM nombretomado
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* A somewhat muted example, but ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''VampireTheRequiem'' both feature the act of diablerie, which works like the ''Baccano'' example mentioned above: if one vampire drains another, more powerful vampire, [[DeaderThanDead consuming their soul in the process]], their Generation/Blood Potency goes up a step and they gain knowledge of one of the other vampire's Disciplines. Needless to say, diablerie is considered one of the most dire sins a vampire can commit and is punished with extreme prejudice, lest all the younger vampires turn all the older ones into juice boxes.

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* A somewhat muted example, but ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''VampireTheRequiem'' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' both feature the act of diablerie, which works like the ''Baccano'' example mentioned above: if one vampire drains another, more powerful vampire, [[DeaderThanDead consuming their soul in the process]], their Generation/Blood Potency goes up a step and they gain knowledge of one of the other vampire's Disciplines. Needless to say, diablerie is considered one of the most dire sins a vampire can commit and is punished with extreme prejudice, lest all the younger vampires turn all the older ones into juice boxes.
11th May '17 2:51:09 PM arbesan
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is played straight with the[[spoiler: titan shifters. They have the ability to tranform into an intelligent titan when they want and to [[HealingFactor regenerate]] even the most severe wounds. There only exist nine of these titan powers and]] there are only two ways to inherit them. One consist that [[spoiler:if someone turned into an mindless titan eat a titan shifter in their human form, that titan will return to it's previous human form and win the previous titan shifter ability.]] The other way also implies the dead of the [[spoiler:titan shifter.]] If they died without [[spoiler:being devored by another titan, wich can happend due to the titan shifters having only 13 years of life after they inherit the ability, the titan power will be transpased to a random eldian baby, althought this one is not reliable because there are apparently no way to control where the titan power will go.]]

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is played straight with the[[spoiler: titan shifters. They have the ability to tranform into an intelligent titan when they want and to [[HealingFactor regenerate]] even the most severe wounds. There only exist nine of these titan powers and]] and there are only two ways to inherit them. One consist that [[spoiler:if if someone turned into an mindless titan eat a titan shifter in their human form, that titan will return to it's previous human form and win the previous titan shifter ability.]] ability. The other way also implies the dead of the [[spoiler:titan shifter.]] titan shifter. If they died without [[spoiler:being being devored by another titan, wich can happend due to the titan shifters having only 13 years of life after they inherit the ability, the titan power will be transpased to a random eldian baby, althought this one is not reliable because there are apparently no way to control where the titan power will go.]]
10th May '17 2:28:26 PM arbesan
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is played straight with the[[spoiler: titan shifters. They have the ability to tranform into an intelligent titan when they want and to [[HealingFactor regenerate]] even the most severe wounds. There only exist nine of these titan powers and]] there are only two ways to inherit them. One consist that [[spoiler:if someone turned into an mindless titan eat a titan shifter in their human form, that titan will return to it's previous human form and win the previous titan shifter ability.]] The other way also implies the dead of the [[spoiler:titan shifter.]] If they died without [[spoiler:being devored by another titan, wich can happend due to the titan shifters having only 13 years of life after they inherit the ability, the titan power will be transpased to a random eldian baby, althought this one is not reliable because there are apparently no way to control where the titan power will go.]]
7th May '17 3:22:18 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': When a Maiden dies, their power transfers either to a young female who is in their thoughts as they die, or jumps to a random, unknown eligible female if the Maiden's last thoughts are about a man or an older, ineligible woman. This power transfer can be deliberately manipulated by having a young, eligible woman murder a Maiden to obtain the power by ensuring the dying Maiden's final thoughts are of her killer.
16th Apr '17 8:40:17 PM AthenaBlue
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* A ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' Treehouse of Horror had Homer become the Grim Reaper this way.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Charles indicates that the only way to get his job as CFO for Dethklok is to kill him first. But since [[ArcWords fucking with his bread-and-butter]] is a bad idea, he's dispatched everyone whose come to take his job.

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* A ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' Treehouse of Horror had Homer become In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Marceline became Vampire Queen by killing the Vampire King. She wasn't even a vampire at the time, but he turned her just as she staked him for exactly such a purpose.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' plays with this trope more humorously. The
Grim Reaper visits Peter's house and he twists and breaks his ankle. While he is resting comfortably in the house, he [[SubbingForSanta tasks Peter with killing people for him]] - though this way.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Charles indicates that the only way to get his job as CFO for Dethklok is to kill him first. But since [[ArcWords fucking with his bread-and-butter]] is a bad idea,
happens because while he's dispatched everyone whose come incapacitated, no one can die and Peter screws up and lets the world know, causing chaos. Thus, Peter takes on the job because ''someone'' has to take his job.do it.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Rusty discovers a cult of personality living under the Venture Compound. They worship his father through a set of video tapes of personal hygiene. Rusty proceeds to "kill" their god by removing the tapes, thinking they will make him their new god. [[spoiler:They don't.]]
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' plays with this trope more humorously. The Grim Reaper visits Peter's house and he twists and breaks his ankle. While he is resting comfortably in the house, he [[SubbingForSanta tasks Peter with killing people for him]] - though this happens because while he's incapacitated, no one can die and Peter screws up and lets the world know, causing chaos. Thus, Peter takes on the job because ''someone'' has to do it.
* On an episode of [[WesternAnimation/{{Jumanji}} the animated series of Jumanj]], there was a part where the heroes trick the hunter Van Pelt into falling off a cliff. Before Van Pelt does however, Peter somehow grabs his whip. Over the episode, Peter gradually morphs into Van Pelt because "[[SomeoneHasToDoIt there must always be a Van Pelt. It's the rules of the game.]]" He even goads Alan into killing him just so ''Alan'' can become Van Pelt.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Rusty discovers a cult of personality living under the Venture Compound. They worship his father through a set of video tapes of personal hygiene. Rusty proceeds to "kill" their god by removing the tapes, thinking they will make him their new god. [[spoiler:They don't.]]
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' plays with this trope more humorously. The Grim Reaper visits Peter's house and he twists and breaks his ankle. While he is resting comfortably in the house, he [[SubbingForSanta tasks Peter with killing people for him]] - though this happens because while he's incapacitated, no one can die and Peter screws up and lets the world know, causing chaos. Thus, Peter takes on the job because ''someone'' has to do it.
* On an episode of [[WesternAnimation/{{Jumanji}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Jumanji}}'', the animated series of Jumanj]], series, there was a part where the heroes trick the hunter Van Pelt into falling off a cliff. Before Van Pelt does however, Peter somehow grabs his whip. Over the episode, Peter gradually morphs into Van Pelt because "[[SomeoneHasToDoIt there must always be a Van Pelt. It's the rules of the game.]]" He even goads Alan into killing him just so ''Alan'' can become Van Pelt.Pelt.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Charles indicates that the only way to get his job as CFO for Dethklok is to kill him first. But since [[ArcWords fucking with his bread-and-butter]] is a bad idea, he's dispatched everyone whose come to take his job.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', this is how [[spoiler: Pre Vizsla]] meets his end in battle. After having locked up [[TheBrute Savage Oppress]] and his [[spoiler: brother, Darth Maul, the brothers escape and Maul challenges Vizsla to combat, one warrior to another. Maul ends up winning, and takes both Vizsla's darksaber and his head before assuming the leadership of Death Watch and the true leader of Mandalore...for a while anyway.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Marceline became Vampire Queen by killing the Vampire King. She wasn't even a vampire at the time, but he turned her just as she staked him for exactly such a purpose.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', A ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' Treehouse of Horror had Homer become the Grim Reaper this way.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': This
is how [[spoiler: Pre Vizsla]] meets his end in battle. After having locked up [[TheBrute Savage Oppress]] Opress]] and his [[spoiler: brother, [[spoiler:brother, Darth Maul, the brothers escape and Maul challenges Vizsla to combat, one warrior to another. Maul ends up winning, and takes both Vizsla's darksaber Darksaber and his head before assuming the leadership of Death Watch and the true leader of Mandalore...for a while anyway.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Marceline became Vampire Queen by killing ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': As revealed in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E15TheHonorableOnes "The Honourable Ones"]], Zeb's species, the Vampire King. She wasn't even Lasat, have a vampire at tradition called "Boosahn Keeraw" wherein if a warrior is defeated by a superior opponent, they give them their weapon. It turns out [[spoiler:that this is how Zeb's {{archenemy}} Agent Kallus got his bo-rifle]].
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Rusty discovers a cult of personality living under
the time, but he turned her just as she staked Venture Compound. They worship his father through a set of video tapes of personal hygiene. Rusty proceeds to "kill" their god by removing the tapes, thinking they will make him for exactly such a purpose.their new god. [[spoiler:They don't.]]



* In ''TheGoldenBough'', James Fraser discusses the "year king", a religious concept in which a person rules over a tribe as a god for one year. The problem is that a god is not supposed to grow old, so when the year is up the next king ritually kills the last one.
** The ''Golden Bough'' actually begins with an examination of the ''Rex Nemorensis,'' a priest of Diana at a shrine at Lake Nemi. Each 'King' was by traditional practice a fugitive slave who killed his predecessor after acquiring the titular bough somewhere in the sacred grove. [[TheCaligula Caligula]] is recorded as having sent a strong young man to dispose of an aging ''Rex.''

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* In ''TheGoldenBough'', ''Literature/TheGoldenBough'', James Fraser discusses the "year king", a religious concept in which a person rules over a tribe as a god for one year. The problem is that a god is not supposed to grow old, so when the year is up the next king ritually kills the last one.
** The ''Golden Bough'' actually begins with an examination of the ''Rex Nemorensis,'' Nemorensis'', a priest of Diana at a shrine at Lake Nemi. Each 'King' "King" was by traditional practice a fugitive slave who killed his predecessor after acquiring the titular bough somewhere in the sacred grove. [[TheCaligula Caligula]] is recorded as having sent a strong young man to dispose of an aging ''Rex.''''Rex''.
16th Apr '17 8:35:41 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ShadowRaiders'', this is the official law for royal succession on Planet Bone. They may be ProudWarriorRaceGuys, but they ''also'' highly respect cunning, ambition and ruthlessness; assassinating the previous king is the tradition for taking power.
* In ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'', this is how [[spoiler: Pre Vizsla]] meets his end in battle. After having locked up [[TheBrute Savage Oppress]] and his [[spoiler: brother, Darth Maul, the brothers escape and Maul challenges Vizsla to combat, one warrior to another. Maul ends up winning, and takes both Vizsla's darksaber and his head before assuming the leadership of Death Watch and the true leader of Mandalore...for a while anyway.]]

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* In ''ShadowRaiders'', ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'', this is the official law for royal succession on Planet Bone. They may be ProudWarriorRaceGuys, but they ''also'' highly respect cunning, ambition and ruthlessness; assassinating the previous king is the tradition for taking power.
* In ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', this is how [[spoiler: Pre Vizsla]] meets his end in battle. After having locked up [[TheBrute Savage Oppress]] and his [[spoiler: brother, Darth Maul, the brothers escape and Maul challenges Vizsla to combat, one warrior to another. Maul ends up winning, and takes both Vizsla's darksaber and his head before assuming the leadership of Death Watch and the true leader of Mandalore...for a while anyway.]]
10th Apr '17 5:52:29 PM nombretomado
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* An interesting case in SergeyLukyanenko's ''Spectrum''. The protagonist is a private investigator who specializes in looking for people who have travelled off-world. He tracks his target (a young woman whose wealthy father is very worried) to a planet of advanced HumanAliens. On his way, he is attacked by some sort of beam weapon that he barely escapes. When he finally finds the girl and explains to her that he's not here to harm her, her HumanAlien colleague (who is also secretly enamoured with her) is revealed to be the shooter. He once again attempts to kill the protagonist but some quick thinking by the latter results in the former dying. The local law enforcement explains that their laws grant the victim of an attempted murder the right to claim the assailant's possessions, including his or her spouse. The protagonist agrees to keep the beam rifle but refuses the rest, especially the man's wife. The officer agrees it's a wise choice, as the woman would then simply divorce him and keep half of ''his'' possessions. Even though their culture refuses to share advanced technology with other cultures, this law supercedes everything else, meaning the protagonist gets to keep the weapon.

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* An interesting case in SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Spectrum''. The protagonist is a private investigator who specializes in looking for people who have travelled off-world. He tracks his target (a young woman whose wealthy father is very worried) to a planet of advanced HumanAliens. On his way, he is attacked by some sort of beam weapon that he barely escapes. When he finally finds the girl and explains to her that he's not here to harm her, her HumanAlien colleague (who is also secretly enamoured with her) is revealed to be the shooter. He once again attempts to kill the protagonist but some quick thinking by the latter results in the former dying. The local law enforcement explains that their laws grant the victim of an attempted murder the right to claim the assailant's possessions, including his or her spouse. The protagonist agrees to keep the beam rifle but refuses the rest, especially the man's wife. The officer agrees it's a wise choice, as the woman would then simply divorce him and keep half of ''his'' possessions. Even though their culture refuses to share advanced technology with other cultures, this law supercedes everything else, meaning the protagonist gets to keep the weapon.
7th Apr '17 5:11:30 PM nombretomado
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* One ending in ''PrincessMaker 2'' -- the absolute worst, score-wise -- has the heroine kill the King of the Underworld, only to discover that this rule applies to that position.

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* One ending in ''PrincessMaker 2'' ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker2'' -- the absolute worst, score-wise -- has the heroine kill the King of the Underworld, only to discover that this rule applies to that position.
7th Mar '17 1:09:53 PM ShorinBJ
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Adjutant/Staff Officer Black kills Commander Red, becoming the new commander of the Red Ribbon Army, renaming it the '''Black''' Ribbon Army.



* In ''Film/TheMummyReturns'' the army of Anubis works this way. The Scorpion awakens and uses the army to destroy the world, but anyone who kills him takes control of the army. A cult [[SummonBiggerFish resurrect Imhotep]], Rick describes it as "he's the only one tough enough to take the Scorpion King out", hoping Imhotep will use the army to conquer the world with them as his aides. The good guys hope to kill the Scorpion King, and then send the army back to underworld. [[spoiler:Which is what happens]].

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* In ''Film/TheMummyReturns'' the army of Anubis works this way. The Scorpion King awakens and uses intends to use the army to destroy the world, but anyone who kills him takes control of the army. A cult [[SummonBiggerFish resurrect resurrects Imhotep]], Rick describes it as "he's the only one tough enough to take the Scorpion King out", hoping Imhotep will use the army to conquer the world with them as his aides. The good guys hope to kill the Scorpion King, and then send the army back to underworld. [[spoiler:Which is what happens]].
7th Jan '17 12:20:27 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', Dorothy inherits [[spoiler:East's ruby gauntlets after tricking her into killing herself]], though they quickly turn invisible.
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