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20th Apr '18 7:59:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* A cicada {{yokai}} in ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' believes he only has a week to live and tries to extend his life. After finding out it's a moot point he tries to make the best of what little time he has left... However being a yokai he is [[DeadAllAlong already dead]] and he just passes out exhausted after his timer is up, because he spent so much time trying to have fun and didn't sleep much.

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* A cicada {{yokai}} [[{{youkai}} yo-kai]] in ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' believes he only has a week to live and tries to extend his life. After finding out it's a moot point he tries to make the best of what little time he has left... However being a yokai yo-kai he is [[DeadAllAlong already dead]] and he just passes out exhausted after his timer is up, because he spent so much time trying to have fun and didn't sleep much.
20th Apr '18 7:58:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* It's implied that [[spoiler:Kurumi]] from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' won't survive to the end of the series. Her health is quickly deteriorating [[spoiler:because the vaccine used to stop her from becoming a zombie doesn't work forever]]. At the very least, she believes she is dying and has told her friends to prepare for that.
15th Apr '18 2:00:39 PM Minni128
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*Any time someone gets sick with a terminal illness, especially when it progresses too far to be treated.
3rd Apr '18 8:45:57 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Thanks to his greyscale infection, Jorah is pretty much doomed no matter what he does. Sam's treatment manages to save his life.
14th Feb '18 9:16:22 PM lakingsif
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* One ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode has Grandpa Phil dreading his 81st birthday since his family is "cursed" to die at that exact age. Even though a doctor's check-up shows that [[BadassGrandpa he's capable of bench-pressing more than 200lb.]] he constantly talks about how he's doomed to die. The episode ends with Arnold pointing out that his relatives all died when they were ''91'', meaning that Phil's at least got a good 10 years before he needs to start worrying.

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* One ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode has Grandpa Phil dreading his 81st birthday since his family is "cursed" to die at that exact age. Even though a doctor's check-up shows that [[BadassGrandpa [[OldRetainer he's capable of bench-pressing more than 200lb.]] he constantly talks about how he's doomed to die. The episode ends with Arnold pointing out that his relatives all died when they were ''91'', meaning that Phil's at least got a good 10 years before he needs to start worrying.
12th Jan '18 8:51:13 AM Materioptikon
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* In ''FanFic/PurpleDays'', Joffrey raids Grand Maester Pycelle's records, in which he finds evidence of a long poisoning campaign he's been submitting Robert to on Tywin's orders. A mournful Joffrey realizes either Pycelle made a mistake or the poisoning was more effective than expected, and in either case, the man holding the Seven Kingdoms in line is doomed by the start of the GroundhogDayLoop.
5th Jan '18 12:45:52 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Litchi Faye-Ling found out that [[spoiler:she only has moments until her Boundary corruption overwhelms her and will turn her into another Arakune. Since the only one whom she knows have the cure refuse to hand it out for her, she is ForcedIntoEvil in order to attain the cure quick enough before it consumes her]].
** In the 3rd game, [[spoiler:the price Hakumen pays for using Time Killer to kill Terumi is effectively damning himself to this unless he somehow recovers the majority of himself that's still in the Boundary. Even Rachel observing him is no longer enough to ensure his survival. The Chronophantasma of Celica is also on borrowed time due to her artificial body constantly being damaged by her innate abilities which she can't turn off; Kokonoe reckons she has a month left, six if she's lucky]].

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Litchi Faye-Ling found out that [[spoiler:she only has moments until her Boundary corruption overwhelms her and will turn her into another Arakune. Since the only one whom she knows have has the cure refuse to hand it out for her, she is ForcedIntoEvil in order to attain the cure quick enough before it consumes her]].
** In the 3rd game, [[spoiler:the price Hakumen pays for using Time Killer to kill Terumi is effectively damning himself to this unless he somehow recovers the majority of himself that's still in the Boundary. Even Rachel observing him is no longer enough to ensure his survival. The Chronophantasma of Celica is also on borrowed time due to her artificial body constantly being damaged by her innate abilities which [[PowerIncontinence she can't turn off; off]]; Kokonoe reckons she has a month left, six if she's lucky]].



** Also in OG, as per her origin, Ariel Org of ''Real Robot Regiment'' only have moments in life as a result of being a product of Idealant Project. Like Glacies/Ventus, in the original game, she decided to live the rest of her life by making the best out of it, and in OG [[spoiler:fellow ArtificialHuman [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lamia Loveless]] is helping to find a way to remove that problem by reverse-engineering herself.]] Also, this trope is the reason why Ariel's 'rival/brother' Duvan Org becomes very power hungry and instead [[AGodAmI tried to achieve godlike power]].
* After ''[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Guilty Gear X]]'', Milia kills Zato-1, but this allows Eddie, the parasite that gave Zato-1 his powers, to fully control his body. However, as Zato's body is dead, it's decaying - and when it becomes unusable, Eddie will die. Thus he spends subsequent games hunting for a new host. Zato-1 is resurrected in ''Xrd'', which saves Eddie... but pisses him off, because that means he's stuck being a tool again.

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** Also in OG, as per her origin, Ariel Org of ''Real Robot Regiment'' only have has moments in life to live as a result of being a product of the Idealant Project. Like Glacies/Ventus, in the original game, she decided to live the rest of her life by making the best out of it, and in OG ''OG'' [[spoiler:fellow ArtificialHuman [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lamia Loveless]] is helping to find a way to remove that problem by reverse-engineering herself.]] Also, this trope is the reason why Ariel's 'rival/brother' Duvan Org becomes very power hungry and instead [[AGodAmI tried to achieve godlike power]].
* After ''[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Guilty Gear X]]'', Milia Millia kills Zato-1, but this allows Eddie, the parasite that gave Zato-1 his powers, to fully control his body. However, as Zato's body is dead, it's decaying - and when it becomes unusable, Eddie will die. Thus he spends subsequent games hunting for a new host. Zato-1 is resurrected in ''Xrd'', which saves Eddie... but pisses him off, because that means he's stuck being a tool again.



* Various games and other services that need the Internet usually require some form of a "Master Server", which in the case of online videogames allows users to see other multiplayer servers and connect to them. The cost of operating a master server means they are usually shut down a few years after a game phases out of popularity; when the server goes down, it either becomes impossible (such as in a MMORPG) or difficult and convoluted to join a game. Gamespy, whose software and hardware powered literally hundreds of games multiplayer announced a total service shut down on May 31 2014, leading to thousands of users playing their games online for [[OneLastFieldTrip one last time]]. Various workarounds were later made for some games (i.e. ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'' and by extension ''Videogame/{{Crysis}})'' to re-enable multiplayer, and some games (i.e. ''[[Videogame/BattleZone1998 Battlezone II]]'' had official patches to switch to a different master server.

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* Various games and other services that need the Internet usually require some form of a "Master Server", which in the case of online videogames allows users to see other multiplayer servers and connect to them. The cost of operating a master server means they are usually shut down a few years after a game phases out of popularity; when the server goes down, it either becomes impossible (such as in a MMORPG) or difficult and convoluted to join a game. Gamespy, whose software and hardware powered literally hundreds of games games' multiplayer announced a total service shut down shutdown on May 31 2014, leading to thousands of users playing their games online for [[OneLastFieldTrip one last time]]. Various workarounds were later made for some games (i.e. ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'' and by extension ''Videogame/{{Crysis}})'' to re-enable multiplayer, and some games (i.e. ''[[Videogame/BattleZone1998 Battlezone II]]'' had official patches to switch to a different master server.
30th Dec '17 12:35:40 PM infernape612
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* The video game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' plays this very straight and extraordinarily well with a pair of characters. One of them, the Sun Arcana Social Link character Akanari is doomed to die of a genetic disease, and uses your character and a short story he is writing to come to terms. [[spoiler:It is implied, and later proven by the Social Link post-script ending, that he died the very day he gave you his notebook, and his mother comes to speak to you on his twentieth birthday.]] The other character is[[spoiler:Ryoji, a transfer student who appears in the last few months of the storyline to give you the opportunity to kill him and live in ignorance until TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. He is doomed regardless]], but wishes you "good tidings in the New Year" if you spare him, hoping against hope that you manage to somehow beat [[GodOfEvil Nyx]].

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* The video game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' plays this very straight and extraordinarily well with a pair of characters. One of them, the Sun Arcana Social Link character Akanari is doomed to die of a genetic disease, and uses your character and a short story he is writing to come to terms. [[spoiler:It is implied, and later proven by the Social Link post-script ending, that he died the very day he gave you his notebook, and his mother comes to speak to you on his twentieth birthday.]] The other character is[[spoiler:Ryoji, is [[spoiler:Ryoji, a transfer student who appears in the last few months of the storyline to give you the opportunity to kill him and live in ignorance until TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. He is doomed regardless]], but wishes you "good tidings in the New Year" if you spare him, hoping against hope that you manage to somehow beat [[GodOfEvil Nyx]].
22nd Dec '17 9:12:49 AM xcountryguy
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Chapter 88 reveals that [[spoiler:Titan Shifters]] are all subject to what is referred to as "The Curse of Ymir", which gives them thirteen years to live before their body hits it's limit and starts breaking down. It's claimed that [[spoiler:Ymir Frisk]], the Original Titan, died thirteen years to the day after gaining her powers. This doesn't bode well for [[spoiler:Eren and Armin]] as by best count the former has eight years left, probably even less, while the latter only just gained powers before discovering this.
** The events after the TimeSkip focus heavily on this particular plot point. [[spoiler: Marley refers to it as a "Tenure", and begins the process of selecting the next Warrior in the final years. Gabi, Falco, Udo, and Zophie are all candidates being considered to inherit the Armored Titan from Reiner (who has 2 years left), while Colt has been selected to inherit the Beast Titan from Zeke in a year's time.]]

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Chapter 88 reveals that [[spoiler:Titan Shifters]] are all subject to what is referred to as "The Curse of Ymir", which gives them thirteen years to live before their body hits it's its limit and starts breaking down. It's claimed that [[spoiler:Ymir Frisk]], the Original Titan, died thirteen years to the day after gaining her powers. This doesn't bode well for [[spoiler:Eren and Armin]] as by best count the former has eight years left, probably even less, while the latter only just gained powers before discovering this.
** The events after the TimeSkip focus heavily on this particular plot point. [[spoiler: Marley [[spoiler:Marley refers to it as a "Tenure", and begins the process of selecting the next Warrior in the final years. Gabi, Falco, Udo, and Zophie are all candidates being considered to inherit the Armored Titan from Reiner (who has 2 years left), while Colt has been selected to inherit the Beast Titan from Zeke in a year's time.]]



* At the end of ''Manga/CeresCelestialLegend'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Tooya has only a year or two left to live]]. Both [[spoiler: Tooya and Aya]] know it, hence the scene where [[spoiler: Tooya begs Yuuhi to take care of Aya and their baby when he kicks the bucket]]. Though he did add that he's not sure.

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* At the end of ''Manga/CeresCelestialLegend'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Tooya has only a year or two left to live]]. Both [[spoiler: Tooya [[spoiler:Tooya and Aya]] know it, hence the scene where [[spoiler: Tooya [[spoiler:Tooya begs Yuuhi to take care of Aya and their baby when he kicks the bucket]]. Though he did add that he's not sure.



* Due to the incredible strain of keeping the family in some sort of order, the heads of the Sohma family in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' never live past thirty. [[spoiler: That's what, in fact, made Akito's father Akira an IllBoy... and ultimately killed him. Akito shows signs of illness in the anime and that's her FreudianExcuse, but in the manga her bad health seems to come more from ''deep'' seated psychological problems, courtesy of her ManipulativeBitch [[AbusiveParents mother]]; when she gets better, the signs of illness seem to disappear.]]

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* Due to the incredible strain of keeping the family in some sort of order, the heads of the Sohma family in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' never live past thirty. [[spoiler: That's [[spoiler:That's what, in fact, made Akito's father Akira an IllBoy... and ultimately killed him. Akito shows signs of illness in the anime and that's her FreudianExcuse, but in the manga her bad health seems to come more from ''deep'' seated psychological problems, courtesy of her ManipulativeBitch [[AbusiveParents mother]]; when she gets better, the signs of illness seem to disappear.]]



* In ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', Miroku's Wind Tunnel is a curse inherited from his father which dooms him to an early death unless the source of the original curse, Naraku, is killed. After an incident in which he absorbs massive amounts of toxic miasma trying to take Naraku out so that Kohaku won't have to be sacrificed, the time frame of Miroku's impending death moves up from "sometime in the nebulous future" to "''any day now''." [[spoiler: When Naraku is defeated, said Wind Tunnel disappears.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', Miroku's Wind Tunnel is a curse inherited from his father which dooms him to an early death unless the source of the original curse, Naraku, is killed. After an incident in which he absorbs massive amounts of toxic miasma trying to take Naraku out so that Kohaku won't have to be sacrificed, the time frame of Miroku's impending death moves up from "sometime in the nebulous future" to "''any day now''." [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Naraku is defeated, said Wind Tunnel disappears.]]



* In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', the siblings from Neo Mexico Gina and Chico Rodriguez already know that IllGirl Gina's SoapOperaDisease is incurable and that she's almost done with her life. Chico becomes the Neo-Mexican fighter not to get a miracle cure, but to bring her to Earth and give her a chance to die peacefully. [[spoiler: Thanks to Domon and Rain, they get it]].

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* In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', the siblings from Neo Mexico Gina and Chico Rodriguez already know that IllGirl Gina's SoapOperaDisease is incurable and that she's almost done with her life. Chico becomes the Neo-Mexican fighter not to get a miracle cure, but to bring her to Earth and give her a chance to die peacefully. [[spoiler: Thanks [[spoiler:Thanks to Domon and Rain, they get it]].



** [[spoiler: It was revealed that Trafalgar Law did not have much longer to live when he asked to join the Donquixote pirates as a child. The only reason he's managed to survive to the current timeline was because of the actions of Doflamingo's kindhearted brother Rocinante/Corazon.]]
* Xerxes Break in ''Manga/PandoraHearts''. His body is slowly breaking down from the strain of being Mad Hatter's contractor. Mostly because [[spoiler: it's the second time he's been a contractor. The first time was an illegal contract]].

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** [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It was revealed that Trafalgar Law did not have much longer to live when he asked to join the Donquixote pirates as a child. The only reason he's managed to survive to the current timeline was because of the actions of Doflamingo's kindhearted brother Rocinante/Corazon.]]
* Xerxes Break in ''Manga/PandoraHearts''. His body is slowly breaking down from the strain of being Mad Hatter's contractor. Mostly because [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's the second time he's been a contractor. The first time was an illegal contract]].



** [[spoiler: In the new world written by [[FanNickname Godoka]], this is softened. The Soul Gems are still prone to overuse and darkness, but the girl who falls victim to it will AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence instead.]]

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** [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the new world written by [[FanNickname Godoka]], this is softened. The Soul Gems are still prone to overuse and darkness, but the girl who falls victim to it will AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence instead.]]



* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', the flawed [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Human Hybrid]]s known as "Half-humans" have a shortened lifespan compared to either parent race. While their external bodies remain youthful in appearance, their bodies begin to break down as they reach their mid-20s. The eldest known Half-human, [[spoiler: Kishou Arima]], was in his early 30s when he chose suicide over a slow death from old age.

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', the flawed [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Human Hybrid]]s known as "Half-humans" have a shortened lifespan compared to either parent race. While their external bodies remain youthful in appearance, their bodies begin to break down as they reach their mid-20s. The eldest known Half-human, [[spoiler: Kishou [[spoiler:Kishou Arima]], was in his early 30s when he chose suicide over a slow death from old age.



* This is played with Webcomic/KillLaKillAU,''Room 002108'', we had this initially with Ryuuko, when she was ill with an unknown illness the which she was hospitalized for tests. According to Rei and from what the readers could observe, if she wasn't taken to be treated abroad, then she wouldn't have lived past her ninth birthday, especially when the illness turned [[spoiler: septicemic]] and would have caused her organs to fail.
* In ''FanFic/ItsNotTheRaptorDNA'', [[spoiler: Elise's sister]] was born with a weak skeleton that couldn't have supported her past a certain age. The sad part was that even if she had gotten help, all they could do was keep her alive and prolong her suffering.
* The Fanfic ''Endless Numbered Days'' [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1854724?view_adult=true]] true to its title in relation to Satsuki's [[spoiler: lung cancer and the disease later on hits terminal.]]
* Girls und Panzer fanfic ''Twilight of Life'' [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10774647/1/Twilight-of-Life]] is about Nonna who learns by a classmate that she will die the next evening at sunset, [[spoiler: and spends her last moments with Katyusha.]]
* A then SecretlyDying IllGirl Satsuki in ''Paper Cranes'' had [[spoiler: heart failure]] and was actually supposed to die some time in May (presumably before, if not after, her birthday) but instead lived to January 10th, [[spoiler: the day she died]], opting to spend her final months with Ryuuko.

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* This is played with Webcomic/KillLaKillAU,''Room 002108'', we had this initially with Ryuuko, when she was ill with an unknown illness the which she was hospitalized for tests. According to Rei and from what the readers could observe, if she wasn't taken to be treated abroad, then she wouldn't have lived past her ninth birthday, especially when the illness turned [[spoiler: septicemic]] [[spoiler:septicemic]] and would have caused her organs to fail.
* In ''FanFic/ItsNotTheRaptorDNA'', [[spoiler: Elise's [[spoiler:Elise's sister]] was born with a weak skeleton that couldn't have supported her past a certain age. The sad part was that even if she had gotten help, all they could do was keep her alive and prolong her suffering.
* The Fanfic ''Endless Numbered Days'' [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1854724?view_adult=true]] true to its title in relation to Satsuki's [[spoiler: lung [[spoiler:lung cancer and the disease later on hits terminal.]]
* Girls und Panzer fanfic ''Twilight of Life'' [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10774647/1/Twilight-of-Life]] is about Nonna who learns by a classmate that she will die the next evening at sunset, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and spends her last moments with Katyusha.]]
* A then SecretlyDying IllGirl Satsuki in ''Paper Cranes'' had [[spoiler: heart [[spoiler:heart failure]] and was actually supposed to die some time in May (presumably before, if not after, her birthday) but instead lived to January 10th, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the day she died]], opting to spend her final months with Ryuuko.



* The replicants in ''Film/BladeRunner'' have returned to Earth to find away to extend their four-year lifespan, [[spoiler: but it is in vain]].
* The end of the second ''Film/DeathNote'' movie, and the L spinoff movie, relies on this. [[spoiler: L managed to ''write his own name in the Death Note'', which gives him exactly 23 days of life but guarantees he can't be killed (even by having his name written in another Death Note) before that. He uses them to keep investigating and working.]]

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* The replicants in ''Film/BladeRunner'' have returned to Earth to find away to extend their four-year lifespan, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but it is in vain]].
* The end of the second ''Film/DeathNote'' movie, and the L spinoff movie, relies on this. [[spoiler: L [[spoiler:L managed to ''write his own name in the Death Note'', which gives him exactly 23 days of life but guarantees he can't be killed (even by having his name written in another Death Note) before that. He uses them to keep investigating and working.]]



* [[Film/JamesBond Bond villain]] Renard from ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' is a terrorist who [[spoiler: is hopelessly in love with Elektra King]] and he's got a bullet lodged in his brain that's migrating, preventing him from feeling pain, but it's only a matter of time before it kills him.

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* [[Film/JamesBond Bond villain]] Renard from ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' is a terrorist who [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is hopelessly in love with Elektra King]] and he's got a bullet lodged in his brain that's migrating, preventing him from feeling pain, but it's only a matter of time before it kills him.



* The BigBad of ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'', Viktor Cherevin, [[spoiler: is revealed to be dying from his [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]] and only has a few months left to live]].

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* The BigBad of ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'', Viktor Cherevin, [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is revealed to be dying from his [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]] and only has a few months left to live]].



** Also with [[spoiler: Harry himself]].

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** Also with [[spoiler: Harry [[spoiler:Harry himself]].



** The lifetimers are physical objects, and rather fragile at that. Several are destroyed and/or fall to the ground and smash during the course of Death's fight with [[spoiler: Mort]], which [[DiabolusExMachina makes the nearest convenient death occur instantly]] (although one man who almost dies of falling is [[DeusExMachina caught on a tree branch]] because one of the other characters catches his lifetimer).
** Also, at least one being on the Disc can ignore lifetimers at will - Death himself. In addition to the old trick of simply not collecting the dead in question, at one point Death turns over [[spoiler: Mort]]'s lifetimer, giving him extra time.

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** The lifetimers are physical objects, and rather fragile at that. Several are destroyed and/or fall to the ground and smash during the course of Death's fight with [[spoiler: Mort]], [[spoiler:Mort]], which [[DiabolusExMachina makes the nearest convenient death occur instantly]] (although one man who almost dies of falling is [[DeusExMachina caught on a tree branch]] because one of the other characters catches his lifetimer).
** Also, at least one being on the Disc can ignore lifetimers at will - Death himself. In addition to the old trick of simply not collecting the dead in question, at one point Death turns over [[spoiler: Mort]]'s [[spoiler:Mort]]'s lifetimer, giving him extra time.



* In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', the culprit, [[spoiler:Lawrence John Wargrave]], was dying anyway. In fact, this trope is the motivation behind the plot: [[spoiler: Wargrave was a HangingJudge KnightTemplar who reunited ten {{Karma Houdini}}s in the same place and engineered their deaths to punish them for their deeds]].

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* In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', the culprit, [[spoiler:Lawrence John Wargrave]], was dying anyway. In fact, this trope is the motivation behind the plot: [[spoiler: Wargrave [[spoiler:Wargrave was a HangingJudge KnightTemplar who reunited ten {{Karma Houdini}}s in the same place and engineered their deaths to punish them for their deeds]].



* [[spoiler: Cinderpelt]] in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is told she's going to die by [=StarClan=] as a SecretTestOfCharacter. [[spoiler: She passes and is reincarnated as one of the newborn kits she died protecting.]]

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* [[spoiler: Cinderpelt]] [[spoiler:Cinderpelt]] in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is told she's going to die by [=StarClan=] as a SecretTestOfCharacter. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She passes and is reincarnated as one of the newborn kits she died protecting.]]



* In ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', Jem is [[spoiler: addicted to a drug (yin fen) that is slowly killing him. However, to stop taking the drug will also kill him]].

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* In ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', Jem is [[spoiler: addicted [[spoiler:addicted to a drug (yin fen) that is slowly killing him. However, to stop taking the drug will also kill him]].



* ''BlueCastle'' by L.M. Montgomery Valancy Stirling is 29, unloved, and considered a burden by her wealthier relatives. Experiencing chest pains she sneaks off to see the "other doctor" in town that no-one in the family will have anything to do with because he bluntly told one of her wealthier relatives that her illness was caused by self-involvement and to help others. He examines her but runs out mid exam. The nurse tells Valancy that there has been a horrible accident and the doctor was rushing to attend the injured. A few days later she receives a letter from him giving her less than a year to live. No longer having to worry about being supported by wealthier she rebels first in small ways like back talking, but eventually she runs off to care for an old classmate that is dying of consumption, after having had a baby out of wedlock. [[spoiler: From there marries the local rogue. When she finds out the letter was a mistake meant for an older woman named Miss Sterling, she fears her husband will think she tricked him on purpose.]]
* The final prophecy in ''[[Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles Gregor and the Code of Claw]]'' [[spoiler: refers to the Warrior's death]].

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* ''BlueCastle'' by L.M. Montgomery Valancy Stirling is 29, unloved, and considered a burden by her wealthier relatives. Experiencing chest pains she sneaks off to see the "other doctor" in town that no-one in the family will have anything to do with because he bluntly told one of her wealthier relatives that her illness was caused by self-involvement and to help others. He examines her but runs out mid exam. The nurse tells Valancy that there has been a horrible accident and the doctor was rushing to attend the injured. A few days later she receives a letter from him giving her less than a year to live. No longer having to worry about being supported by wealthier she rebels first in small ways like back talking, but eventually she runs off to care for an old classmate that is dying of consumption, after having had a baby out of wedlock. [[spoiler: From [[spoiler:From there marries the local rogue. When she finds out the letter was a mistake meant for an older woman named Miss Sterling, she fears her husband will think she tricked him on purpose.]]
* The final prophecy in ''[[Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles Gregor and the Code of Claw]]'' [[spoiler: refers [[spoiler:refers to the Warrior's death]].



** The plot gets reused in season seven when Jack is infected by the terrorists' weapon and will die within hours, which means he has to bring the villains to justice from the sidelines (he's weakened health could make him a liability on the field) and also try to make peace with himself in the remaining time he has left. [[spoiler: He's the main character, so he gets a last minute save by a miracle cure at the end of the season.]]

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** The plot gets reused in season seven when Jack is infected by the terrorists' weapon and will die within hours, which means he has to bring the villains to justice from the sidelines (he's weakened health could make him a liability on the field) and also try to make peace with himself in the remaining time he has left. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's the main character, so he gets a last minute save by a miracle cure at the end of the season.]]



** A minor character in season seven had future-seeing powers and knew exactly when she was going to die (a few days from when she was introduced, at age 16). A whole episode revolved around Buffy and the gang trying to protect her while convincing her that she might live. [[spoiler: They were wrong.]]

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** A minor character in season seven had future-seeing powers and knew exactly when she was going to die (a few days from when she was introduced, at age 16). A whole episode revolved around Buffy and the gang trying to protect her while convincing her that she might live. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They were wrong.]]



** Used as the basis for a second season episode where a friend from Buffy's past is dying of a brain tumor, so he arranges a deal with Spike that if he can turn her over to him Spike will in turn make him a vampire, as he would rather be immortal even if it means becoming evil than eventually becoming a withered husk. [[spoiler: Buffy escapes, but since he technically lived up to his part of the bargain Spike still turns him, only for Buffy to dust him moments after he reawakens.]]

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** Used as the basis for a second season episode where a friend from Buffy's past is dying of a brain tumor, so he arranges a deal with Spike that if he can turn her over to him Spike will in turn make him a vampire, as he would rather be immortal even if it means becoming evil than eventually becoming a withered husk. [[spoiler: Buffy [[spoiler:Buffy escapes, but since he technically lived up to his part of the bargain Spike still turns him, only for Buffy to dust him moments after he reawakens.]]



* In the ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' episode "Seven Minutes to Midnight", a waitress named Charlie is murdered in the diner in which she worked. In a later episode in that season, "Six Months Ago", Hiro travels back in time to prevent Charlie's death, only to find out that [[spoiler:she has a blood clot in her brain that will kill her soon, no matter what]]. And then, in a surprising twist in the FAR later "Once Upon a Time in Texas", [[spoiler: Hiro returns to the past ''again'', crosses his own timeline, and saves her and removes the clot in a particularly risky trade by effectively [[NiceJobBreakingItHero telling still morally-confused Sylar]] [[WhatTheHellHero that he is destined to be a villain.]] Hiro ends up telling him that by the time he's come back, Sylar had already died alone. He managed to prevent Charlie's doom and (unknowingly mis)inform Sylar of his own]].
* Used in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', when the immortal [[spoiler: Methos]] falls in love with terminally ill [[spoiler: Alexa Bond]] and tries to cure her by finding the Methuselah stone.

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* In the ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' episode "Seven Minutes to Midnight", a waitress named Charlie is murdered in the diner in which she worked. In a later episode in that season, "Six Months Ago", Hiro travels back in time to prevent Charlie's death, only to find out that [[spoiler:she has a blood clot in her brain that will kill her soon, no matter what]]. And then, in a surprising twist in the FAR later "Once Upon a Time in Texas", [[spoiler: Hiro [[spoiler:Hiro returns to the past ''again'', crosses his own timeline, and saves her and removes the clot in a particularly risky trade by effectively [[NiceJobBreakingItHero telling still morally-confused Sylar]] [[WhatTheHellHero that he is destined to be a villain.]] Hiro ends up telling him that by the time he's come back, Sylar had already died alone. He managed to prevent Charlie's doom and (unknowingly mis)inform Sylar of his own]].
* Used in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', when the immortal [[spoiler: Methos]] [[spoiler:Methos]] falls in love with terminally ill [[spoiler: Alexa [[spoiler:Alexa Bond]] and tries to cure her by finding the Methuselah stone.



** The Orphenochs in ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' are doomed to short lives, [[spoiler: including the main hero/eponymous Rider, Takumi.]] At the end of the show the Orphenoch King emerges, who can render them immune to the degradation that will kill them, but the cost is permanently destroying the last shred of their humanity. While Takumi and his allies defeat him, [[spoiler: the King is left comatose, thus there being no resolution to the conflict nor the issue of the Oprhenoch's fated death, no experimentation tried at extending their lives worked, and there were many Orphenochs who opposed such due to the abuses of power present among the race. It is heavily implied Takumi dies in the last scene in the series]].

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** The Orphenochs in ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' are doomed to short lives, [[spoiler: including [[spoiler:including the main hero/eponymous Rider, Takumi.]] At the end of the show the Orphenoch King emerges, who can render them immune to the degradation that will kill them, but the cost is permanently destroying the last shred of their humanity. While Takumi and his allies defeat him, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the King is left comatose, thus there being no resolution to the conflict nor the issue of the Oprhenoch's fated death, no experimentation tried at extending their lives worked, and there were many Orphenochs who opposed such due to the abuses of power present among the race. It is heavily implied Takumi dies in the last scene in the series]].



* Charlie and Locke from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' both get in this situation, albeit differently. Charlie nearly all of Season 3 with the knowledge that he's doomed due to Desmond's prophetic visions, while John Locke is explicitly told by Richard that he's going to have to die (which we already knew he was dead, as of the end of season 4, which is one of the mysteries of season 5. [[spoiler: Locke is resurrected. Except he isn't.]]

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* Charlie and Locke from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' both get in this situation, albeit differently. Charlie nearly all of Season 3 with the knowledge that he's doomed due to Desmond's prophetic visions, while John Locke is explicitly told by Richard that he's going to have to die (which we already knew he was dead, as of the end of season 4, which is one of the mysteries of season 5. [[spoiler: Locke [[spoiler:Locke is resurrected. Except he isn't.]]



** In ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', [[spoiler: [[SixthRanger Burai]] has a limited time to live determined by a green candle, and has to stay inside a "Lapseless Chamber" to prevent it from burning out. Turns out this is because [[DeadAllAlong he died before due to a cave-in]] and could only be revived with a limited lifespan]].
* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' has an episode named ''Second Sight'' involving people with, well, second sight. One of them is ''firmly'' established to genuinely have it (consistently and repeatedly knowing things he should not have been able to know in advance), and turns out to have turned into a recluse by looking as far ahead as he could. While he didn't get the exact ''date'' he did get a lot of details about the circumstances around that as far ahead -- almost being run over by someone looking like Barnaby a few days prior, a terrible storm, lying in the door to the church, etc -- which makes him understandably rather shaken when he almost gets run over by Barnaby. [[spoiler: Though ultimately it turns out he got one crucial detail wrong. Everything happened exactly as he'd foreseen up to and including lying in front door to the church... only he wasn't ''dead'', just knocked out. He didn't even lose his predictive powers after it.]]

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** In ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', [[spoiler: [[SixthRanger [[spoiler:[[SixthRanger Burai]] has a limited time to live determined by a green candle, and has to stay inside a "Lapseless Chamber" to prevent it from burning out. Turns out this is because [[DeadAllAlong he died before due to a cave-in]] and could only be revived with a limited lifespan]].
* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' has an episode named ''Second Sight'' involving people with, well, second sight. One of them is ''firmly'' established to genuinely have it (consistently and repeatedly knowing things he should not have been able to know in advance), and turns out to have turned into a recluse by looking as far ahead as he could. While he didn't get the exact ''date'' he did get a lot of details about the circumstances around that as far ahead -- almost being run over by someone looking like Barnaby a few days prior, a terrible storm, lying in the door to the church, etc -- which makes him understandably rather shaken when he almost gets run over by Barnaby. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though ultimately it turns out he got one crucial detail wrong. Everything happened exactly as he'd foreseen up to and including lying in front door to the church... only he wasn't ''dead'', just knocked out. He didn't even lose his predictive powers after it.]]



* The video game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' plays this very straight and extraordinarily well with a pair of characters. One of them, the Sun Arcana Social Link character Akanari is doomed to die of a genetic disease, and uses your character and a short story he is writing to come to terms. [[spoiler:It is implied, and later proven by the Social Link post-script ending, that he died the very day he gave you his notebook, and his mother comes to speak to you on his twentieth birthday.]] The other character is[[spoiler: Ryoji, a transfer student who appears in the last few months of the storyline to give you the opportunity to kill him and live in ignorance until TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. He is doomed regardless]], but wishes you "good tidings in the New Year" if you spare him, hoping against hope that you manage to somehow beat [[GodOfEvil Nyx]].
** Also [[spoiler: Chidori of Strega]], who says that she has known the day she would die for a long time. [[spoiler: She ultimately ends up giving her life to save Junpei after he is shot and nearly killed by Takaya. In the ExpansionPack ''Persona 3: FES'', however, it's possible to [[BackFromTheDead bring her back]].]]
** [[spoiler: The rest of Strega ''also'' has only a short time to live; as [[SecretProjectRefugeeFamily the products and sole survivors of an attempt to artificially induce the Persona ability into a human]], they know their days are marked and [[LikeYouWereDying live life like every day will be their last]]. It's also what prompts them to oppose SEES and ultimately become {{Nietzsche Wannabe}}s when the true nature of the Fall comes about.]]
** ''Persona 3'' has so many examples it's not even funny. There's also [[spoiler: Shinjiro Aragaki]], who knows he's only got a limited amount of time left to live because of [[spoiler: the adverse affects of the Persona suppressants he's taking]]. He ultimately decides to use his last days to [[spoiler: give Ken Amada, [[YouKilledMyFather whose mother he accidentally killed two years ago]], a chance to settle accounts with him]].

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* The video game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' plays this very straight and extraordinarily well with a pair of characters. One of them, the Sun Arcana Social Link character Akanari is doomed to die of a genetic disease, and uses your character and a short story he is writing to come to terms. [[spoiler:It is implied, and later proven by the Social Link post-script ending, that he died the very day he gave you his notebook, and his mother comes to speak to you on his twentieth birthday.]] The other character is[[spoiler: Ryoji, is[[spoiler:Ryoji, a transfer student who appears in the last few months of the storyline to give you the opportunity to kill him and live in ignorance until TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. He is doomed regardless]], but wishes you "good tidings in the New Year" if you spare him, hoping against hope that you manage to somehow beat [[GodOfEvil Nyx]].
** Also [[spoiler: Chidori [[spoiler:Chidori of Strega]], who says that she has known the day she would die for a long time. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She ultimately ends up giving her life to save Junpei after he is shot and nearly killed by Takaya. In the ExpansionPack ''Persona 3: FES'', however, it's possible to [[BackFromTheDead bring her back]].]]
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The rest of Strega ''also'' has only a short time to live; as [[SecretProjectRefugeeFamily the products and sole survivors of an attempt to artificially induce the Persona ability into a human]], they know their days are marked and [[LikeYouWereDying live life like every day will be their last]]. It's also what prompts them to oppose SEES and ultimately become {{Nietzsche Wannabe}}s when the true nature of the Fall comes about.]]
** ''Persona 3'' has so many examples it's not even funny. There's also [[spoiler: Shinjiro [[spoiler:Shinjiro Aragaki]], who knows he's only got a limited amount of time left to live because of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the adverse affects of the Persona suppressants he's taking]]. He ultimately decides to use his last days to [[spoiler: give [[spoiler:give Ken Amada, [[YouKilledMyFather whose mother he accidentally killed two years ago]], a chance to settle accounts with him]].



* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', [[spoiler: Snake finds out that, due to accelerated ageing programmed into his genes from birth, he's got around 6 months left to live. Worse yet, the FOXDIE virus he was injected with at Shadow Moses, 9 years earlier, has started to mutate, and will turn him into a walking, pandemic bio-weapon within 'bout 3 months. Good motivation for One Last Mission, huh? And no pesky worrying about an exit-strategy..]].
** [[spoiler: Considering what Snake has lived through by the end of the game, including the absolutely soul-wrenching microwave corridor, old age is ''really'' the only thing that will stop him. That's debatable, since, according to a very skilled doctor, ''he should be dead before the game even begins.'' So his days might be numbered, but that number passed a while ago, and [[{{Determinator}} he's still going]].]]
* According to Baron Praxis in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'', Jak's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Eco powers]] will eventually kill him. Jak doesn't care, because his main objective at that stage in his life is to hurl Praxis' regime to the ground, with Praxis himself preferably on fire. [[spoiler: Despite this, he doesn't actually die in the end, because a Precursor is kind enough to counterbalance the Dark Eco effects somehow]].

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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', [[spoiler: Snake [[spoiler:Snake finds out that, due to accelerated ageing programmed into his genes from birth, he's got around 6 months left to live. Worse yet, the FOXDIE virus he was injected with at Shadow Moses, 9 years earlier, has started to mutate, and will turn him into a walking, pandemic bio-weapon within 'bout 3 months. Good motivation for One Last Mission, huh? And no pesky worrying about an exit-strategy..]].
** [[spoiler: Considering [[spoiler:Considering what Snake has lived through by the end of the game, including the absolutely soul-wrenching microwave corridor, old age is ''really'' the only thing that will stop him. That's debatable, since, according to a very skilled doctor, ''he should be dead before the game even begins.'' So his days might be numbered, but that number passed a while ago, and [[{{Determinator}} he's still going]].]]
* According to Baron Praxis in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'', Jak's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Eco powers]] will eventually kill him. Jak doesn't care, because his main objective at that stage in his life is to hurl Praxis' regime to the ground, with Praxis himself preferably on fire. [[spoiler: Despite [[spoiler:Despite this, he doesn't actually die in the end, because a Precursor is kind enough to counterbalance the Dark Eco effects somehow]].



** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', [[spoiler: After Luke's heroic sacrifice at the Tower of Rem leaves him alive, he finds this out when he goes to the doctor]].

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** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Luke's heroic sacrifice at the Tower of Rem leaves him alive, he finds this out when he goes to the doctor]].



** It's interesting in that merely reading the Laplace Mail, a prediction of the future, can change the days you have remaining. For instance, the reason you start with one day is because [[spoiler: you read a prediction where 3 people are killed in a specific place. So, you go and try and stop it. Turns out the 3 people who died are the ones who went to prevent it]].
*** Actually, in that case, they wander into that one without even realizing it. The real example would be (iirc) [[spoiler: the fight with Beldr, which is predicted to kill 50 people. So, let's go stop him! Wait, why's everyone calling him Beldr the IMMORTAL!? Oops..]].

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** It's interesting in that merely reading the Laplace Mail, a prediction of the future, can change the days you have remaining. For instance, the reason you start with one day is because [[spoiler: you [[spoiler:you read a prediction where 3 people are killed in a specific place. So, you go and try and stop it. Turns out the 3 people who died are the ones who went to prevent it]].
*** Actually, in that case, they wander into that one without even realizing it. The real example would be (iirc) [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the fight with Beldr, which is predicted to kill 50 people. So, let's go stop him! Wait, why's everyone calling him Beldr the IMMORTAL!? Oops..]].



* In ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', this happens if you [[spoiler: decide to drink the poison for the fifth trial. As far as you know]].
* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', all four bounty hunters' bodies start producing phazon (Phazon is highly toxic). Eventually, [[spoiler: Samus has to kill the other three bounty hunters, who had been corrupted by phazon. The only reason Samus doesn't get corrupted is that she destroys a load-bearing-boss on Phaaze, the source of all phazon, destroying the planet, which causes phazon to cease to exist]]. It makes sense in context.
* Overlord Zetta of ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' falls under The One's curse and is doomed to die in 3 days. [[spoiler: It wasn't really The One, just a random walking Corn guy.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', this happens if you [[spoiler: decide [[spoiler:decide to drink the poison for the fifth trial. As far as you know]].
* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', all four bounty hunters' bodies start producing phazon (Phazon phazon. Phazon is highly toxic). toxic. Eventually, [[spoiler: Samus [[spoiler:Samus has to kill the other three bounty hunters, who had been corrupted by phazon. The only reason Samus doesn't get corrupted is that she destroys a load-bearing-boss on Phaaze, the source of all phazon, destroying the planet, which causes phazon to cease to exist]]. It makes sense in context.
* Overlord Zetta of ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' falls under The One's curse and is doomed to die in 3 days. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It wasn't really The One, just a random walking Corn guy.]]



* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' [[spoiler: gives you 20 hours before you turn into a zombie after the initial 72 hours of the storymode pass by]].

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* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' [[spoiler: gives [[spoiler:gives you 20 hours before you turn into a zombie after the initial 72 hours of the storymode pass by]].



* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. One of the main premises of the game is that, well, the character themselves are in a game of sorts. The game lasts for a total of one week, and every day, each "Player" gets a text message with a mission for the day, after which a timer immediately (and painfully) appears on their hand. If none of the Players finish the mission before the timer runs out, the Game Master for the week officially wins, and all of the players are "Erased". However, it only takes a single pair of players (they all come in pairs, as part of the First Day's mission is to find a partner) to win for everyone to get a pass for the day. [[spoiler: It's not always you.]]
* ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'' reveals a heartbreaking twist at the end; that [[spoiler: Claire, who was transported into the future by the experimental time machine, will very soon be whisked away back to milliseconds before the explosion that was thought to have killed her, and there's nothing anyone can do, lest they potentially cause a time paradox. Unfortunately, Dimitri tries to save her, kidnapping scientists to work on a time machine]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. One of the main premises of the game is that, well, the character themselves are in a game of sorts. The game lasts for a total of one week, and every day, each "Player" gets a text message with a mission for the day, after which a timer immediately (and painfully) appears on their hand. If none of the Players finish the mission before the timer runs out, the Game Master for the week officially wins, and all of the players are "Erased". However, it only takes a single pair of players (they all come in pairs, as part of the First Day's mission is to find a partner) to win for everyone to get a pass for the day. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's not always you.]]
* ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'' reveals a heartbreaking twist at the end; that [[spoiler: Claire, [[spoiler:Claire, who was transported into the future by the experimental time machine, will very soon be whisked away back to milliseconds before the explosion that was thought to have killed her, and there's nothing anyone can do, lest they potentially cause a time paradox. Unfortunately, Dimitri tries to save her, kidnapping scientists to work on a time machine]].



** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' the L'Cie brands come with this. Once branded, a L'Cie only has a certain amount of time to complete their given focus before they turn into a Cei'th corpse (starting out as a shambling zombie-type monster, before turning into a stationary stone forced to relive their failed focus, [[FateWorseThanDeath forever]]). the time they have left can be tracked by the "eye" in the center of their brand, which opens as the mark advances, when it opens all the way, you turn Cei'th, this drives the party for the better part of the game. [[spoiler: It's ultimately revealed to be averted with the main characters, the [[BigBad Fal'cie manipulating the L'cie heroes]] halt their marks after a certain point because he needs them to fulfill his EvilPlan, and wants them to [[TakeYourTime have all the time they need to get strong enough to do so.]] And at the end of the game, they have the limit revoked completely when they succeed in their focus yet don't stay in crystal stasis, gaining "ruined" brands with no eye, much like Fang.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' the L'Cie brands come with this. Once branded, a L'Cie only has a certain amount of time to complete their given focus before they turn into a Cei'th corpse (starting out as a shambling zombie-type monster, before turning into a stationary stone forced to relive their failed focus, [[FateWorseThanDeath forever]]). the time they have left can be tracked by the "eye" in the center of their brand, which opens as the mark advances, when it opens all the way, you turn Cei'th, this drives the party for the better part of the game. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's ultimately revealed to be averted with the main characters, the [[BigBad Fal'cie manipulating the L'cie heroes]] halt their marks after a certain point because he needs them to fulfill his EvilPlan, and wants them to [[TakeYourTime have all the time they need to get strong enough to do so.]] And at the end of the game, they have the limit revoked completely when they succeed in their focus yet don't stay in crystal stasis, gaining "ruined" brands with no eye, much like Fang.]]



** [[spoiler: However, it's later revealed that the Grey Wardens are merely high-functioning ghouls, possessing the enhanced strength and stamina of the Darkspawn with a connection to their HiveMind, but nonetheless keeping their own free-will left intact. The Calling itself is simply a ritual created by the senior Wardens so they can [[DyingAsYourself die as themselves]] before the Taint turns them into ''normal'' ghouls, who are little more than thralls to the horde.]]

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** [[spoiler: However, [[spoiler:However, it's later revealed that the Grey Wardens are merely high-functioning ghouls, possessing the enhanced strength and stamina of the Darkspawn with a connection to their HiveMind, but nonetheless keeping their own free-will left intact. The Calling itself is simply a ritual created by the senior Wardens so they can [[DyingAsYourself die as themselves]] before the Taint turns them into ''normal'' ghouls, who are little more than thralls to the horde.]]



** In the 3rd game, [[spoiler: the price Hakumen pays for using Time Killer to kill Terumi is effectively damning himself to this unless he somehow recovers the majority of himself that's still in the Boundary. Even Rachel observing him is no longer enough to ensure his survival. The Chronophantasma of Celica is also on borrowed time due to her artificial body constantly being damaged by her innate abilities which she can't turn off; Kokonoe reckons she has a month left, six if she's lucky]].

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** In the 3rd game, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the price Hakumen pays for using Time Killer to kill Terumi is effectively damning himself to this unless he somehow recovers the majority of himself that's still in the Boundary. Even Rachel observing him is no longer enough to ensure his survival. The Chronophantasma of Celica is also on borrowed time due to her artificial body constantly being damaged by her innate abilities which she can't turn off; Kokonoe reckons she has a month left, six if she's lucky]].



* From the ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' series: This is the fate that has befallen [[spoiler: Miku. After the events of I, [[SurvivorsGuilt she feels guilty about leaving his brother behind]] even though [[IChooseToStay said brother decided to do so of his own volition]]]]. [[TraumaCongaLine The guilt caused her to become cursed in III]] and, [[PleaseDontLeaveMe when she sees his spirit, she runs after him to rejoin him]], [[spoiler: resulting in her giving birth to [[HalfHumanHybrid a daughter]], which drastically shortens her lifespan]]. Depending on which ending the player gets in V, she's either alive but still dying or DeadAllAlong.

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* From the ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' series: This is the fate that has befallen [[spoiler: Miku.[[spoiler:Miku. After the events of I, [[SurvivorsGuilt she feels guilty about leaving his brother behind]] even though [[IChooseToStay said brother decided to do so of his own volition]]]]. [[TraumaCongaLine The guilt caused her to become cursed in III]] and, [[PleaseDontLeaveMe when she sees his spirit, she runs after him to rejoin him]], [[spoiler: resulting [[spoiler:resulting in her giving birth to [[HalfHumanHybrid a daughter]], which drastically shortens her lifespan]]. Depending on which ending the player gets in V, she's either alive but still dying or DeadAllAlong.



* In ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic X'',[[spoiler: Crag Hack]] suffers from a curse that will gradually fade him away until he is gone not just from the world but from [[RetGone memory and recorded history]]. The quest to find a cure reveals that there's no magic (or at least none known) that can undo the curse, but there ''is'' one way to break it -- dying from something else before the curse kills them. [[spoiler: Crag Hack consequently at the end of the game commits a HeroicSacrifice so awesome he is still a legend centuries later.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic X'',[[spoiler: Crag X'',[[spoiler:Crag Hack]] suffers from a curse that will gradually fade him away until he is gone not just from the world but from [[RetGone memory and recorded history]]. The quest to find a cure reveals that there's no magic (or at least none known) that can undo the curse, but there ''is'' one way to break it -- dying from something else before the curse kills them. [[spoiler: Crag [[spoiler:Crag Hack consequently at the end of the game commits a HeroicSacrifice so awesome he is still a legend centuries later.]]



* In ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', we've known for years Larissa has A) psychological issues for which she takes medication, B) diabetes. In [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/09/14/0718-corrupting-the-youth/ strip #718]], we learn she has an underlying condition that caused both: [[spoiler: [[http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/wolfram-syndrome Wolfram Syndrome]] - a disease for which the oldest known sufferer lived to 49 and the median lifespan is 28]].

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* In ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', we've known for years Larissa has A) psychological issues for which she takes medication, B) diabetes. In [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/09/14/0718-corrupting-the-youth/ strip #718]], we learn she has an underlying condition that caused both: [[spoiler: [[http://ghr.[[spoiler:[[http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/wolfram-syndrome Wolfram Syndrome]] - a disease for which the oldest known sufferer lived to 49 and the median lifespan is 28]].



* This is a major plotpoint in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' film "Bender's Big Score." Lars, despite being in love with Leela, breaks up with her because [[spoiler: he is actually a time paradox-created clone of Fry who went back in time and lived an additional 12 years in the past before returning to the 3000s. After learning from Professor Farnsworth that all the time paradox clones will die in order to correct history]] he ended his relationship because he wanted her to be spared the grief of his eventual death. It comes to pass at the end of the movie when he dies via HeroicSacrifice.

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* This is a major plotpoint in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' film "Bender's Big Score." Lars, despite being in love with Leela, breaks up with her because [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he is actually a time paradox-created clone of Fry who went back in time and lived an additional 12 years in the past before returning to the 3000s. After learning from Professor Farnsworth that all the time paradox clones will die in order to correct history]] he ended his relationship because he wanted her to be spared the grief of his eventual death. It comes to pass at the end of the movie when he dies via HeroicSacrifice.
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* From the ''FatalFrame'' series: This is the fate that has befallen [[spoiler: Miku. After the events of I, [[SurvivorsGuilt she feels guilty about leaving his brother behind]] even though [[IChooseToStay said brother decided to do so of his own volition]]]]. [[TraumaCongaLine The guilt caused her to become cursed in III]] and, [[PleaseDontLeaveMe when she sees his spirit, she runs after him to rejoin him]], [[spoiler: resulting in her giving birth to [[HalfHumanHybrid a daughter]], which drastically shortens her lifespan]]. Depending on which ending the player gets in V, she's either alive but still dying or DeadAllAlong.

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* From the ''FatalFrame'' ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' series: This is the fate that has befallen [[spoiler: Miku. After the events of I, [[SurvivorsGuilt she feels guilty about leaving his brother behind]] even though [[IChooseToStay said brother decided to do so of his own volition]]]]. [[TraumaCongaLine The guilt caused her to become cursed in III]] and, [[PleaseDontLeaveMe when she sees his spirit, she runs after him to rejoin him]], [[spoiler: resulting in her giving birth to [[HalfHumanHybrid a daughter]], which drastically shortens her lifespan]]. Depending on which ending the player gets in V, she's either alive but still dying or DeadAllAlong.


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* In ''VideoGame/FateExtra CCC'', in the Gilgamesh route, the protagonist is forced to surrender all three Command Seals in order to contract Gilgamesh as their Servant when they get kidnapped to the Far Side of the Moon. This means that, even if they do manage to escape the Far Side and get back to the Holy Grail War on the Near Side, they will be immediately deleted by the Moon Cell since having no Command Seals means they cannot have a Servant, and Gilgamesh himself is [[StoryBreakerPower too broken]] to be allowed in the Holy Grail War. Gilgamesh repeatedly brings this up, asking why the protagonist fights so hard to get back when they know that death is all that awaits them should they succeed. [[spoiler:In the end, Gilgamesh has grown too fond of the protagonist to let them die, and sacrifices 90% of his treasury in order to give the Moon Cell's rules the metaphorical finger and steal the protagonist away to a distant world where they can continue adventuring.]]
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