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13th Apr '17 2:26:41 PM RedKnight47
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'': During the late 90s, Lex Luthor bought and shuttered the Daily Planet. In a later story, the Daily Planet was back up and running under new management. In a flashback scene, it was revealed that Lois Lane met with Luthor, who agreed to sell the Planet to a competing news organization. In exchange he told Lois that someday in the near future, he would have Lois kill a story of his choosing, or he would tell Perry White about their deal, which would seemingly torpedo her journalism career. When the time came for Lex to have Lois kill a story, Lois instead informed Perry himself rather than knuckle under to Lex.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'': During the late 90s, Lex Luthor bought and shuttered the Daily Planet. In a later story, the Daily Planet was back up and running under new management. In a flashback scene, it was revealed that Lois Lane met with Luthor, who agreed to sell the Planet to a competing news organization. In exchange he told Lois that someday in the near future, he would have Lois kill a story of his choosing, or he would tell Perry White about their deal, which would seemingly torpedo her journalism career. When the time came for Lex to have Lois kill a story, Lois instead informed Perry himself herself rather than knuckle under to Lex.
24th Feb '17 9:04:26 AM Bissek
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* In ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'', it is revealed that the Continental system includes exchanges of favors, known as Markers, which fall under this. If one person holds another's Marker, then that person must do one favor, no questions asked, for the holder, cannot act against the holder until the Marker is honored, and the holder is legally permitted to anything he sees fit to compel the debtor to honor the Marker should he hesitate. The plot of the movie is set in motion by an old colleague of John's who holds his marker calling it in, once again forcing him out of retirement.
13th Nov '16 9:36:50 AM nombretomado
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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack: Said by [[LovableRogue Han Solo]] to [[TheHero Luke]] after Han saved Luke from becoming a HumanPopsicle on Hoth: "That's two you owe me, Junior".

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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack: ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Said by [[LovableRogue Han Solo]] to [[TheHero Luke]] after Han saved Luke from becoming a HumanPopsicle on Hoth: "That's two you owe me, Junior".
13th Nov '16 9:36:33 AM nombretomado
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* Said by [[LovableRogue Han Solo]] to [[TheHero Luke]] in ''StarWars'' after Han saved Luke from becoming a HumanPopsicle on Hoth: "That's two you owe me, Junior".
** And inverted in ''Return of the Jedi'' when after being rescued, Han doesn't just claim [[MakesUsEven they're even]] but thanks Luke as follows: "Hey, Luke, thanks for coming after me - now I owe you one."

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack:
Said by [[LovableRogue Han Solo]] to [[TheHero Luke]] in ''StarWars'' after Han saved Luke from becoming a HumanPopsicle on Hoth: "That's two you owe me, Junior".
** And inverted Inverted in ''Return of the Jedi'' ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' when after being rescued, Han doesn't just claim [[MakesUsEven they're even]] but thanks Luke as follows: "Hey, Luke, thanks for coming after me - now I owe you one."



* In ''Film/WhiteChristmas'', DannyKaye's character uses You Owe Me on Music/BingCrosby's character fairly often. Kaye saved Crosby's life during WorldWarII, at the cost of a broken arm himself and knows that he can use it anytime he wants without ever using it up. He doesn't even have to say the words "You owe me", all he has to do is clutch at his arm.

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* In ''Film/WhiteChristmas'', DannyKaye's Creator/DannyKaye's character uses You Owe Me on Music/BingCrosby's character fairly often. Kaye saved Crosby's life during WorldWarII, at the cost of a broken arm himself and knows that he can use it anytime he wants without ever using it up. He doesn't even have to say the words "You owe me", all he has to do is clutch at his arm.
15th Oct '16 6:56:51 AM JackG
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* Likewise in ''Series/ATouchOfFrost''. A wanted criminal is suspected of murdering a police officer, so he holes up and demands to speak to Frost, declaring that he's innocent. Frost is able to talk him into surrendering, but then he makes a gesture that looks like he's about to shoot Frost and so gets shot dead by Frost's partner, who's the real murderer. When Frost proves this, his partner tries this trope to talk Frost out of arresting him.

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* Likewise in ''Series/ATouchOfFrost''. A wanted criminal is suspected of murdering a police officer, so he holes up and demands to speak to Frost, declaring that he's innocent. Frost is able to talk him into surrendering, but then he makes a gesture that looks like he's about to shoot Frost and so gets shot dead by Frost's partner, who's the real actual murderer. When Frost proves this, his partner tries this trope to talk Frost out of arresting him.
15th Oct '16 6:55:36 AM JackG
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-->'''Frost:''' (SarcasmMode) Did you? Did you ''really?''

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-->'''Frost:''' (SarcasmMode) Did you? you, Constable? Did you ''really?''
15th Oct '16 6:49:28 AM JackG
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* Likewise in ''Series/ATouchOfFrost''. A wanted criminal is suspected of murdering a police officer, so he holes up and demands to speak to Frost, declaring that he's innocent. Frost is able to talk him into surrendering, but then he makes a gesture that looks like he's about to shoot Frost and so gets shot dead by Frost's partner, who's the real murderer. When Frost proves this, his partner tries this trope to talk Frost out of arresting him.
-->'''Partner:''' I saved your life!
-->'''Frost:''' (SarcasmMode) Did you? Did you ''really?''
6th Jun '16 11:01:07 AM JackG
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* ''Series/ItTakesAThief1968''. A JerkAss criminal who saved Mundy's life by carrying him to safety during WorldWarII plays this trope to get Mundy's help for a heist. At the end of the episode he gloats that it was actually another soldier who did that, dying just as he reached his foxhole, and he just took credit for it.
6th Jun '16 10:46:57 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/XMen''.
-->'''Rogue:''' I saved your life!
-->'''Wolverine:''' [[NighInvulnerability No you didn't]].
2nd May '16 5:36:13 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' [[spoiler:Cauldron]] is willing to accept promises of a future favor in addition to cash as part of their payment for [[spoiler:super powers]]. The trading and owing of favors is also very common among capes in general.
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