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8th Apr '18 11:04:06 PM JackG
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* Subverted in a Jack Higgins novel. The protagonist (a British officer) tries to play this card to get information from an IRA man whose life he saved in Korea. The IRA man calmly points out that the debt is already paid because he had him in his sights a few months ago and didn't pull the trigger.

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* Subverted in a Jack Higgins novel. The protagonist (a British officer) tries to play this card to get information from an IRA man whose life he saved in Korea. The IRA man calmly points out that the debt is already paid because [[IfIWantedYouDead he had him in his sights a few months ago and didn't pull the trigger.trigger]].
8th Apr '18 11:00:35 PM JackG
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** During the movie Wick has to ask another crime lord a favour. When he gives this trope, Wick notes the irony -- as he's trying to kill the last man who did this, the crime boss might not want Wick owing him favours.
5th Apr '18 5:40:55 PM Menarker
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This trope may be the reason GondorCallsForAid; it answered the call earlier. Compare LeonineContract, where the character helping is taking advantage of a grievous circumstance. Some people who are VicariouslyAmbitious have a tendency to later come back to the person they supported and expect this trope to be in effect. Contrast ThinkNothingOfIt, which is often used by TheCape and good friends.

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This trope may be the reason GondorCallsForAid; it answered the call earlier. Compare LeonineContract, where the character helping is taking advantage of a grievous circumstance. Some people who are VicariouslyAmbitious have a tendency to later come back to the person they supported and expect this trope to be in effect. This trope is what the DebtDetester strongly tries to avoid, especially if they fear being taken advantaged of by whomever they owe a favor to. Contrast ThinkNothingOfIt, which is often used by TheCape and good friends.
9th Dec '17 10:06:15 AM erforce
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--> '''Johns:''' "I want you to remember this moment. The ways it could have gone, and didn't."

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--> '''Johns:''' "I I want you to remember this moment. The ways it could have gone, and didn't."



--> '''Johns:''' "Do we have a deal?"
--> '''Riddick:''' "DAMN!" ''(beat, and he gives Johns back his gun)'' "I want you to remember this moment."

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--> '''Johns:''' "Do Do we have a deal?"
deal?
--> '''Riddick:''' "DAMN!" DAMN! ''(beat, and he gives Johns back his gun)'' "I I want you to remember this moment."



* Judge Hershey does this three times in ''Film/JudgeDredd''.
* Subverted in ''Film/XMen''.

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* %%* Judge Hershey does this three times in ''Film/JudgeDredd''.
* Subverted in ''Film/XMen''.''Film/XMen1''.
29th Aug '17 3:20:21 AM bwburke94
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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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* 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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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.
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