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15th Jul '17 6:38:08 PM nombretomado
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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 the criminal's foxhole, and he just took credit for it.

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* ''Series/ItTakesAThief1968''. A JerkAss criminal who saved Mundy's life by carrying him to safety during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/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 the criminal's foxhole, and he just took credit for it.
15th Jul '17 6:33:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/WhiteChristmas'', 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.

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* In ''Film/WhiteChristmas'', Creator/DannyKaye's character uses You Owe Me on Music/BingCrosby's character fairly often. Kaye saved Crosby's life during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/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.
27th Jun '17 3:01:12 PM Eievie
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-> ''Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, consider this justice a gift on my daughter's wedding day. ''

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-> ''Some day, and ->''"Some day--and that day may never come, I come--I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, consider this justice a gift on my daughter's wedding day. ''"''
27th May '17 1:34:18 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheGodfather'' does this all the time, using his wealth and power to do favors for people that he expects to be reciprocated at a future date. It's not shown what happens to anyone who's foolish enough not to keep their end of the bargain, because no-one dares refuse a Mafia boss.



* ''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.

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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 the criminal's foxhole, and he just took credit for it.it.
* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Rather than collecting souls, Lucifer does favors in HorribleHollywood which he expects to be returned at a later date. When he asks a favor of Ella however, she points out that the whole point of doing a favor is ''not'' to expect it to be reciprocated. Although not evil in this series Lucifer is extremely self-centered, so he finds this concept difficult to understand.
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?''
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