->'''Erik:''' If I bash one more wall right now, my head will explode!\\
'''Olaf:''' I got dibs on his helmet.\\
'''Baleog:''' Okay, but I get his boots.\\
'''Erik:''' [[WithFriendsLikeThese It's great to have such good friends]].
-->-- ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings''

%%One quote is enough.

You are about to do something stupid and/or fatal, and your friends decide to show their support of said action by staking their claim to your possessions, or at least your good ones. The statements are usually made in jest, as a means of GallowsHumor as no one expects the character to actually die from the action. It may be related to TryNotToDie, under the assumption that you'll be less likely to get yourself killed if all these greedy beggars will be using and abusing your stuff if you do.

Don't think, however, that this claim won't be invoked if in fact, you '''DO''' die [[NotQuiteDead (or appear to)]].

Compare and contrast WhereTheresAWillTheresAStickyNote and PersonalEffectsReveal. See also DueToTheDead; actually looting the body is often regarded as an offense against it.

Compare KleptomaniacHero.
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[[folder: Advertising ]]

* The PC skydiver in a recent Windows' Phone commercial assumes his Mac friend will die because he's too busy fumbling with his iPhone camera app to pull his chute in time.
-->PC: "Hey, is it cool if I [[ComfortingTheWidow date Emily]] when you're... ''(chute opens)'' Nevermind."

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[[folder: Anime ]]

* The ''Anime/YuGiOh'' dub:
-->'''Weevil''': If Yugi loses, I call dibs on his Dark Magician.\\
'''Rex''': Why don't you show a little compassion for once? Let ''me'' take his Dark Magician.
** And TheAbridgedSeries
-->'''Mokuba''': If Joey's dead, can I have his trading cards?
* Played straight in the fourth volume of ''Manhwa/DorothyOfOz'' with Dopey asking Grumpy if he can have his helmet if said older dwarf dies after nearly being fried alive by Mara's lightning powers.
* ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou'': Madara/Nyanko-sensei tells everyone that the reason he sticks around Natsume so much is because he wants to take the Book of Friends once Natsume dies. It's probably a lie, though, since he could just kill Natsume and get it over with.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Brother Voodoo, Black Panther [T'Challa], Blade and Luke Cage once teamed up to clean up an infestation of vampires in New Orleans and to save the [[AmnesiaDanger amnesiac Photon]]. Around this time Panther had stolen the Ebony Blade from Marvel's Black Knight, and Blade was so impressed by it that he asked T'Challa to give it to him in his will. Blade is berated by his partners but just responds, "When you're immortal, you don't sweat the small stuff."

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/ThreeAmigos'': When the Amigos arrive in Santo Poco, they don't know that they're meant to fight with El Guapo and his bandits. A little boy named Pablo asks Dusty "Can I have your watch when you are dead?" After the day is saved, Dusty gives the watch to Pablo anyway.
* ''[[Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey]]'': Inverted.
-->'''Dead Bill:''' Ted.\\
'''Dead Ted:''' Yeah?\\
'''Dead Bill:''' If I die, you can have my Music/{{Megadeth}} collection.\\
'''Dead Ted:''' But, dude, [[FridgeLogic we're already dead]].\\
'''Dead Bill:''' Oh. [[FridgeBrilliance Well then they're yours, dude]].
* ''Film/{{Flatliners}}'': paraphrased: "Hey Nelson, if you don't make it... can I have your apartment? What? I was joking."
* ''Film/CitySlickers'': "If he dies, I'm going after Barbara."
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture 3'': The gun salesman is happy to provide a brand new Colt Peacemaker for Marty's duel against Tannen... but should Marty lose, he will want it back, okay?
* ''[[Film/ThreeNinjas 3 Ninjas: High Noon At Mega Mountain]]'': When Rocky finds that his girlfriend has been ChainedToARailway (as bait so the bad guys can capture him), he decides to head there alone to save her, while his brothers and neighbor stay put:
-->'''Tum Tum''': Hey, Rocky, if you don't come back, can I have your Barry Bonds glove?\\
'''Colt''': Tum Tum!\\
'''Rocky''': I'll be back.
* ''Film/TheGamers''. After accidently killing the mage of their group, they decide to bury him (and in the true spirit of gamers, not for sentimental reasons but for cold hard points) and after a few seconds of silence they are all quick to call dibs on what few earthly possessions he had.
* ''Film/TangoAndCash''. Cash tells Tango that if Tango dies, he's going to date Tango's sister.
* ''Film/MemphisBelle'':
** Early in the film, the characters are shown divvying up the personal effects of a crewman who didn't make it back from the last mission. One of the characters asks if they should be doing this, and is told that otherwise it would all be sent back to his wife, and they didn't want her receiving anything embarrassing, like condoms...
** Later in the same movie, one of the characters becomes obsessed with the idea that he's going to die, and starts giving his ''own'' treasured possessions out to his comrades.
* In ''Film/TheThirteenthWarrior'' (the FilmOfTheBook ''EatersOfTheDead'') Antonio Banderas' character is an Arab trapped amongst Norsemen in a re-imagining of Beowulf. After he grinds down a massive sword he isn't able to use into a scimitar, one of his companions asks, "When you die, can I give that to me daughter?"
* ''Film/TheMechanic''. The BastardUnderstudy returns to claim the BigFancyHouse and CoolCar of his ProfessionalKiller mentor after killing him. [[spoiler: Unfortunately the mentor anticipated this and rigged the car to explode.]]
* During Timmy's battle with the pirates at the beginning of ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'', Cosmo asks him "If you die, can I have your bike?"
* Not played for laughs in ''Film/BlackRain''. The two American policeman have their firearms confiscated when they enter Japan. As a result, one of them is murdered while the other helplessly looks on. A Japanese detective returns the effects of the dead officer to his partner so he can return them to the United States, [[CouldSayItBut which includes the dead officer's confiscated firearm]].
* At the end of ''Film/StayTuned'', after [[HalfHeartedHenchman Crowley]] gets even with [[BigBad Spike]], an intern chimes in with "I call his parking space!"

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Creepily and brutally inverted in Neal Shusterman's ''Literature/{{Downsiders}}.'' When [[spoiler: Talon]] is about to be executed, he is asked if he has any last words. He has dozens of things he wishes he had time to express, but knows there's no way to boil it all down into a sentence or two before his death. So he just says "Tell [[spoiler: Railborn]] he can have my bottle cap collection."
* ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'' has an unfunny version of this with a pair of very good boots. Near the beginning, their current owner is dying of a wound and asks the narrator to give the boots to another member of the unit. Since the wound involves an amputated leg, one of the comrades comments that he'd only ever use one boot anyhow. Near the end, the narrator (who now owns the boots) reveals he's already promised them to someone else, as each of his friends who owned them before him have died one by one and he has no illusions about going home.
* At the end of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', Bilbo Baggins returns home to find that his relatives have declared him legally dead and started selling off his possessions. Luckily he has enough gold from his adventure to buy everything back (except for his silver spoons) and still have enough left over to be the richest hobbit in the Shire.
* In the sixth ''Literature/{{Slayers}}'' light novel:
-->'''Lina''': Suppose Zuuma ''does'' kill me -- what are you all planning to do then?\\
'''Gourry''': Do? We'll have a funeral for you, duh.\\
'''Amelia''': I'll probably go through your stuff and see if there's something worth keeping.\\
'''Xelloss''': Laugh a lot.\\
'''Lina''': Avenge me! If Zuuma kills me, you'll all try and ''avenge'' me!
* The WW2 novels by Creator/SvenHassel.
** In the Old Un's unit the possessions of a dead colleague always belong to his fellow soldiers, with wills being drawn up over particularly valued items. Sometimes a soldier near death will have his pistol removed, as it would only be stolen by a medical orderly, but as the soldier is often aware of this happening it only hastens his death, as he knows what it means.
** In a (somewhat) more humorous example, Heide collapses after a fight and Tiny eagerly goes to salvage his gold teeth, but is so disappointed when Heide turns out to be still alive that he has to hand over everything in his pockets to avoid being beaten up.
* Literature/{{Discworld}} has [[TheIgor Igors]]. If you go to them for treatment, they consider your body free after you die. Turn down one Igor and the entire region is considered off-limits by him and every other Igor. Of course, they then use those parts to help out other people (and maybe occasionally modify themselves for greater efficiency). It's like getting free health insurance for life if you are willing to sign an organ donor card. On the opposite side, if a person did get help from an Igor but his family refused to give the Igor the body parts, the Igors would then refuse to come to this village again.
* ''LightNovel/AllYouNeedIsKill''. When the protagonist first meets the Full Metal Bitch, he's suffered a fatal wound and she tells him she's going to take his power pack (for his PoweredArmor) when he dies, but will protect him until that happens. In the movie adaptation ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' it's a lot worse -- Rita steals the protagonist's power pack [[GoodIsNotNice while he's still alive and without any words of comfort]], leaving him helpless when a Mimic attacks moments later.
* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', when Peter Thorburn is about to be killed by a [[DemBones walking skeleton]] that is also a PoisonousPerson, he has the following exchange with his sister Ellie:
-->'''Peter''': If you make it out of this, you can have my stuff.
-->'''Ellie''': Fuck you, I don’t ''want'' your stuff.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
** The show has a creepy variant. If you die, ''they claim your body''. Admittedly, they have good reasons for this, but it's still creepy. Also, they claim your memories should you ever leave Torchwood, but that's entirely understandable, given how hip deep they are in things they don't want most of the planet to know about.
** Jack also implies they would take Rhys if Gwen tried to leave her stuff to him. He was joking. Probably.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'', "The Enemy Within." Jack asks, in what has to be the greatest MoodWhiplash Subverted TearJerker ''ever'', "If you don't make it, can I have your stereo?" In this case he's deliberately being silly to keep his mind off the fact that his buddy might die from what's going on, plus cheering said buddy up.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' had a variation on this:
-->'''Mal:''' Hell, this job, I would pull for free.\\
'''Zoe:''' Then can I have your share?\\
'''Mal:''' No.\\
'''Zoe:''' If you die, can I have your share?\\
'''Mal:''' Yes.
** Also, when Simon and River were kidnapped Jayne went ahead and started looting Simon's room.
** And then there's this bit from TheMovie, when Mal goes to rescue [[spoiler:Inara]] solo.
-->'''Mal:''' Zoe, the ship is yours. [[IfIDoNotReturn If I'm not back in an hour]], you take this ship [[SubvertedTrope and you come and you rescue me]].\\
'''[[NumberTwo Zoe]]:''' What, and risk my ship?\\
'''Mal:''' I mean it. It's cold, and I don't wanna get left.
* One Episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has Jadzia borrowing Worf's prized collection of Klingon operas as the latter left for a dangerous mission, threatening to "misplace" them if he didn't hurry and come back alive.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'',
** Rygel goes so far as to give Crichton what seems to be the Hynerian version of the last rites, declare him dead, and claim all his possessions for himself.
** Later on inverted: about to go on a suicide mission, John tells Rygel he can have all his stuff. "You're a material guy, Rygel. Have some material." The tone of this is quite hurtful, and Rygel is surprisingly affected.
** When dying for real though, alternate Crichton teases Rygel by saying he still can't have his stuff.
** Inverted by Rygel and Chiana when Zhaan [[spoiler: is KilledOffForReal]]. They both go into her chambers intending to take her stuff, but they can't go through with it.
* ''Series/JustShootMe'': Jack remarks that according to his (broken) heart monitor he's dead. Finch immediately comes back with "Let me be the first to say, you were a great, great man, and dibs on your wife."
* The Janitor in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' to J.D. when the latter is checked into the hospital.
* On an episode of ''Series/GraceUnderFire'', Grace tries to explain to her kids that she's made arrangements in case something should happen to her. Libby naively asks if she can have the tv if Grace dies, and Quentin starts to chew her out for not taking it seriously enough, Grace thinks. It turns out he thinks he should get the tv because he's the oldest.
* In a perfectly agreed and reciprocal version of this, Steve and Jeff in ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' are "Porn Buddies" - should one of them die, it is the other's responsibility to clear out [[PornStash all the porn]] before their family [[PersonalEffectsReveal goes through their effects]]. This also serves as a form of condolence - what better to help you through the grieving process?
* This, or a variation of, is a typical response when contestants on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' have to come up with Bad Things to Say to Someone On Their Deathbed.
-->'''Colin:''' So when do you think Susan will be ready to date again?\\
'''Ryan:''' What are you going to do with your stereo?
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''
** The crew did it when they spoofed ''LastClearChance'', a road safety film from the 1950s. As the main character watches his older brother get killed at a train crossing (in '''very''' TooDumbToLive fashion), Servo shouts out "Can I have your room?"
** And after Crow takes inspiration from the film ''TheMagicVoyageOfSinbad'' only to get trapped outside the sattelite: "Hi, Crow? This is Tom. If you're gonna die out there in the cold void of space, can I have that Toblerone you've been hiding under your bed?"
* The following exchange from ''Series/YoungBlades'' when D'Artagnan is about to embark on a ridiculous mission:
-->'''[[BigEater Ramon:]]''' When you die, may I have your horse?\\
'''D'Artagnan:''' Yes...but don't eat him.
* ''AshesToAshes'', contrary to the tone of the quote, this was in fact a [[DarkestHour heartbreaking scene]]:
-->'''Ray Carling''': You've been a good pal to me. I don't know how to say this without looking like a twat...\\
'''Chris Skelton''': Go on.\\
'''Ray Carling''': Well. If you don’t make it out of here, can I have your mug? Only mine's knackered.
* In the sesaon five premire of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' ("Bury Your Dead"), Tony returns after being presumed dead in a car bomb explosion and he's annoyed to find everyone has pinched his office supplies.
-->'''Abby:''' Everybody else gave you up for dead, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt even Ziva]].\\
'''Ziva:''' OK, so I may have acted a little hastily.\\
'''Tony:''' That's my letter opener.\\
'''Ziva:''' Excellent balance and weight. The edge is a little dull, but I've always admired it.\\
'''Tony:''' Where's my American Pie coffee mug?\\
'''Abby:''' Palmer.\\
'''Tony:''' Mighty Mouse stapler?\\
'''Abby:''' Ducky... Hey, Ducky.\\
''(Ducky is attempting to stealthily return the stapler when he's spotted)''\\
'''Ducky:''' My dear fellow, I never believed it for a moment. Welcome home.
* ''Series/MythBusters'':
** The Build Team tests the myth that you can stop a car by throwing it into reverse (they are using walkie-talkies):
-->'''Tory:''' Hey, Grant, if, uh...you know, just...a crazy, I mean, let's hope this doesn't happen, but let's say you do go off course, and you end up crashing and dying...uh, can I have your robot?\\
'''Grant:''' I want the robot to be buried next to me, over.\\
'''Tory:''' I promise, we will bury the robot next to you. (Turns off walkie-talkie and turns to camera) He'll be dead! He won't know where the robot is! It's gonna be in my house!
** The exchange is inverted for an episode where Grant and Tory are sent up to skydive for myths from ''PointBreak.'' Grant goes up first and safely returns, but Tory, being second to jump [[note]]and [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes acrophobic]] [[/note]], is anxious. Grant's 'assessment' about the danger Tory faces in the jump he is about to take is reflected in Grant's parting words to a visibly nervous Tory as the latter takes off:
-->'''Grant:''' I'm taking your tools!
** In the episode featuring [[Series/GoodEats Alton Brown]], Adam is [[ItMakesSenseInContext cooking popcorn in a high-pressure vessel]] (as established in previous episodes, pressure vessels are potentially deadly):
-->'''Alton:''' If we just find pieces, can I have your watch?\\
'''Adam:''' Absolutely.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Whenever an Uncle of Al's dies and nobody locks his door, Al, Peg and their children go there and call dibs on whatever they can. In one instance, Bud was sad when he learned the ''gold'' tooth he got wasn't really made of gold, Al comforted him by mentioning an Aunt who seemed to be close to death. Peg's reaction was calling dibs on the Aunt's lamp.
* Used mostly jokingly in ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', "Sleight Out Of Hand". Mac is testing the coolant gel that stunt performers use for burns and tells Danny to set his arm on fire. Danny complies, but says he gets Mac's office if something happens.
* ''Series/LifeWithBoys'': In "Wrestling with Boys", Tess is planning on throwing a match against the wrestling team. Allie asks whether, if the plan goes wrong, she can have Tess's sparkly black purse.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* Reversed in Matthew Good Band's "Indestructible":
-->Died in an amusement park accident\\
I came back for you\\
So you wouldn't be alone\\
And if I go away again\\
You can have my stereo
* The chorus of the Irish folk song "Johnny When You Die":
-->"Johnny when you die will you leave to me the fiddle-o\\
Johnny when you die will you leave to me the bow"

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* Sally in ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' was constantly laying claim to Charlie Brown's room should something happen to him. When he returns after being almost washed out to sea on his pitcher's mound, she says "I suppose you're going to want your room back." Also, when he returns from getting lost in the woods looking for Snoopy, she notes that it'll take a while to move all her things (including the bed) out of his room. She also tries to move into his room when he goes to camp.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
-->'''Jon (talking on the phone):''' Ellen, if you don't go out with me, I'll die. (Beat) It's just a figure of speech, Ellen. (Beat) No, you can't have my computer!\\
'''Garfield:''' Can I have the TV?
** Another:
-->'''Garfield''': How about a nice little game of “Stomp The Spider”?\\
'''Spider''': I'm warning you... You'd better not pick on me, cat! I'll tell my big brother! Hey, Rusty! C'mere!\\
'''Rusty''': Yeah?\\
'''Spider''': This big, stupid cat says he's gonna stomp me.\\
'''Rusty''': ''(considers Garfield, turns back)'' Can I have your [=CDs=]?
** In another Jon tells Garfield that he wrote his will and Garfield asks him if he can have the fridge.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', this is applied to layoffs. It goes a bit far in one incident where while Dilbert and Wally confine themselves to pilfering the ex-employee's office equipment and furniture, Alice goes and takes the man's pants. While he's on his way out the door.
* In ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' while Jason is acting as a DrillSergeantNasty football coach to Peter, he tells him "If you die I get your stereo."

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[[folder: Radio ]]

* In TheBBC's [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]] spoof ''Hordes of the Things'', when the wizard Radox the Green is about to risk his life, he gets into a [[OverlyLongGag protracted argument]] with his fellow wizard Badedas the Blue about which of the wizards will get which of his belongings if he doesn't come back.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* Likely to happen both in and out of character in role-playing games, regardless of characters' supposed morals. In extreme cases, and due to the freedom of most such games, particularly vicious players--the kind whose group you leave and hope to never see again--might even plot to kill another player's character and divvy the stuff up if they have particularly good loot. Can also lead to conflicts of interest where a good roleplayer wants the stuff but has to play a character who would do anything to get their friend back.
* Also a rule in ''TableTopGame/{{Munchkin}}'', actually the only penalty for dying as your new character is the same level, class, race, as your old one.
* A potential rules exploit, as new [=PCs=] can start with magic items in 3rd and 4th edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', since replacement characters usually start the same level as their player's previous character, with loot appropriate to their character level. The party gets to keep the old character's loot while the new character brings in new loot.
* Bizarrely, ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', the RPG most infamous for having players kill each other, averts this, largely to make all the dying everyone does less bad. (There's is indeed plenty of "stuff", but [[MadeOfExplodium you probably don't want to take it]].) You get given all your things back, even the experimental/illegal stuff, when your clone returns, and given the nature of death in Alpha Complex, it's likely that the only salvageable thing left of your old corpse is a set of SmolderingShoes.
* [[Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG Mr. Welch]] gets in on this:
--> The "Dibs" system is not a recognized method of promotion in the Ordo Malleus.
--> 'Dibs' is not a term of bereavement.
** Also, his attempts go above and beyond mere looting:
--> Searching the dead PC for spell components is fine. Using him for spell components is not.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/EnterTheMatrix'':
** Sparks: "Oh, and if Ghost doesn't make it, can I have his boots?"
** And during the Freeway chase: "Can I have your personal processing unit?"
* There are several scenes with Daxter that play when you die in the first ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' game, and one of them is Daxter asking, "Can I have your bug collection?"
* ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'':
-->'''Erik:''' If I bash one more wall right now, my head will explode!\\
'''Olaf:''' I got dibs on his helmet.\\
'''Baleog:''' Okay, but I get his boots.\\
'''Erik:''' [[WithFriendsLikeThese It's great to have such good friends]].
* In ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' [[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Aika's]] message on rescuing a downed squad-member is "If you die, I'm gonna take ''all-ll'' your treasure!"
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Occasionally, when Master Chief dies in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', nearby marines (if there are any [[RedshirtArmy left alive]]) will say something to the effect of "Grab his helmet!" Grunts will also do the same thing. The former would make ''sense'' in Halo 1 and 2, however, as the Chief's helmet carries the AI simulacrum of Cortana. Making it less a "Ooh, I get his cool stuff!" and more a "Prevent the enemy from acquiring the most vital piece of intelligence in the galaxy."
* Anyone who has ever publicly threatened to quit playing an {{MMORPG}}, will ''always'' be met with at least one reply of "Can I have your stuff?" or "I call dibs on your plat!" among other mockeries. There's pretty much no avoiding it. Someone will make such a comment sooner or later. And In the case of anyone's existence failure, the first question is 'What'd he drop?'
** [[http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f33/chrislowe83/wowned.gif This unthinking reply to a sad announcement.]] The legend says the post got deleted by mods few minutes after the reply and the guy asking the question was banned.
* If you die in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', sometimes the rebels accompanying you will lay claims on your crowbar or hazmat suit.
* This can often cause the death of many a dwarf in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', as, if one of their brethren is felled, an opportunistic dwarf may rush straight towards the corpse to pillage it of its equipment, and get promptly killed by whatever caused the first dwarf's death. Then another dwarf may try to collect the loot of both dwarfs, and meet the same demise. [[OverlyLongGag And yet another...]] Since [[ArtificialStupidity dwarves are too stupid to realize that fire is dangerous]], not only will dwarves loot clothing off of the still burning corpses of their fallen comrades, they'll even wear that clothing ''while it's still on fire''.
* In ''VideoGame/WingCommander Prophecy'', one of the in-flight "flavor" communications:
--> '''Zero:''' Hey Maestro. If you die, can I have your stereo?\\
'''Maestro:''' You can burn in hell.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* One of two [[BigNo contrasting]] reactions in [[http://arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/1782.htm this]] ''WebComic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''.
* A variant, in [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=6 this]] ''WebComic/TheNoob'' comic - After meeting a veteran MMORPG player who is about to quit, the title character asks, "Can I have your stuff?"
* In ''WebComic/{{Erfworld}}'', when Parson is pulled into Erfworld by Wanda's summoning spell, one of his fellow gamers' first comment is "Dibs on his dice."
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' [[http://www.shortpacked.com/d/20090317.html here]].
* ''WebComic/QuestionableContent'' put their own spin on it [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1166 here]]. The belongings of the prospective deceased will be split by lottery instead of being fought over.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': A minor character displayed [[TooDumbToLive fatally poor judgement]] by trying to take Sanaa Tryggvassen [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100319 hostage]]. One of the other prisoners promptly calls "Dibs on his boots!".
* In ''WebComic/OurLittleAdventure'', [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0205.html they meet another party like this, shortly after Pauline's death.]]
* ''WebComic/GoneWithTheBlastwave'': [[http://www.blastwave-comic.com/index.php?p=comic&nro=29 Idaho]] is a victim of this trope, even though he was OnlyMostlyDead. This prompts Crosshair Guy to write a TryNotToDie note to himself.
* In ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'', [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb585.html Roger detonates a Febreze bomb in Doc's office.]] When Doc emerges and grabs Roger [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb586.html to drag him off for a mauling,]] Roger calls for Swampy to avenge him. Swampy's response: "That depends. Can I have your PlayStation?"
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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In an ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode called "D.W Flips", the twins ask D.W. if they could have her toys if she dies attempting a gymnastic stunt.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars: {{Transformers}}'':
-->'''Rattrap:''' [to Optimus] Uh...just in case you don't come back...can I have your quarters?
** Then Primal does die, and then comes BackFromTheDead at the start of the next season. At the end of the episode he returns in, he states that one of the things he has to do is "[[BrickJoke have Rattrap move all his junk out of my quarters!]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** In one gag, Professor Farnsworth presents his new invention - a clock that can tell how long anyone has to live - by testing it on Fry. We never see what the clock says, but the other characters bow their heads in sadness while Bender calls dibs on his stuff.
** Bender himself also [[DefiedTrope defied]] this trope. When he goes on a vacation to the Galapagos Islands, even after learning that it's all a trick by RichardNixon to get all the world's robots together and KillEmAll, he tells the Planet Express crew not to touch his stuff; it's all booby-trapped.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' where Buster has to go see the principal, everyone calls dibs on his stereo. After the third time, [[BreakingTheFourthWall he turns to the camera and asks whether he's the only one in the school who has a CD player.]] For extra funny, this was the ''principal'' entertaining'' the idea of confiscating Buster's stereo as punishment for what he was sent to the Principal's office for.
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'': When Otto refuses to heed everyone's warning against surfing during a particularly bad storm, Twister calls out to him as he leaves, "Can I have your skateboard?!"
* A Yogi Bear cartoon has Yogi in a runaway helicopter. Throughout the cartoon, Boo Boo is continually pestering Yogi about wanting Yogi's Pogo Stick if Yogi dies.
* In the TV movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Garfield}} in Paradise'', Garfield says to Jon, when they are surrounded by vicious-looking natives, "Assuming I get out of this and you don't, can I have your bunny slippers?" (The natives turn out to be friendly.)
* On ''WesternAnimation/SixTeen'' two of the DumbBlonde clones are discussing a contest:
-->'''First Clone''': So, if you win and you die of pride, can I have your halter top collection?\\
'''Second Clone''': Oh, of course you can!
* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - ''Best Friends Forever'', when Kenny is put into a coma Cartman is given his PSP, and fights for Kenny to be taken off life support so he can keep it.
* Stork sings a song about this in ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "24 Hours to Live," Gerald tries to reassure Arnold that Harold has forgotten his plan to beat him up tomorrow for beaning him during a baseball game. Then the following happens:
--> '''Helga:''' ''[yelled at Arnold while passing on a bus]'' Hey, Arnold! 23 hours until you die! ''[cackling maniacally]''\\
''[Gerald hands Arnold a sheet of notebook paper]''\\
'''Arnold:''' Hey, what's this? A CD player, roller blades, hockey stick?\\
'''Gerald:''' That's just a list of your stuff that I've kinda had my eye on--you know, if worse comes to worst.\\
'''Arnold:''' ''[with an annoyed look]'' Thanks, Gerald.\\
'''Gerald:''' Don't mention it.
* A RunningGag in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' is the little girl claiming his boots when he dies. It's a sign that she's starting to respect him when she stops assuming he'll die every time he does something.

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* Reversed by David Letterman, the day before he went in for bypass surgery: "Paul, I just want you to know, if something happens to me - I want Felicia [[spoiler:Collins, the guitar player]] to have the show."
* "In the Event of Rapture, Can I Have Your Car?"- bumper sticker
** Also "In Case of Rapture, You Can Have My Car". Referenced in the political webcomic ''IDrewThis'': "But I don't ''want'' your car. It has that stupid sticker on it."
* Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser recorded participating in the division of a fallen comrade's kit in ''Quartered Safe Out Here''.

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