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* There's a ''Franchise/DragonBall'' fanfic called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3213992/1/Bad-Man Bad Man]]'', where a man who owes money to some criminals kidnaps Bulma so that he can blackmail Vegeta into killing the criminals for him.

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* There's a ''Franchise/DragonBall'' fanfic called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3213992/1/Bad-Man Bad Man]]'', where a man who owes money to some criminals kidnaps Bulma so that he can blackmail Vegeta into killing the criminals for him. [[TooDumbToLive You all know how this ended]].



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* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Rumplestiltskin makes a deal with a wizard for a potion to save his son from a poisonous snake. Without gold to pay for it, he bargains for his second child, figuring that he wouldn't have one to worry about. When he becomes the Dark One, he kills the wizard, thinking that would void the contract. Unfortunately, this transferred the contract to Hades, Lord of the Underworld, giving Hades the right to the child.



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* While ''Film/{{Popeye}}'' didn't exactly kill him (he has too strong of a moral compass to do that), he was clearly getting fed up with the crooked tax collector charging him for various taxes as he's trying to get himself settled after moving out of the Oyls' house. Popeye finally can't take it anymore, and shoves him off the dock and into the sea. Right after that, the whole town, who had shunned Popeye since he first came ashore, now hailed him as a hero.


** Without the ''Sons of Abraham'' DLC, you could also kill ''yourself'' if you have a negative bank balance. Death or suicide in ''Crusader Kings 2'' erases your debts, and your debts aren't subtracted from your successor's bank balance.

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** Without the ''Sons of Abraham'' DLC, you could also kill ''yourself'' if you have a negative bank balance. Death or suicide in ''Crusader Kings 2'' erases your debts, and your debts aren't subtracted from your successor's bank balance. Furthermore, if you previously expelled the Jews, your successor can invite them back [[HereWeGoAgain (and then expel them again if you still need the money)]]


* More of a case of Ethnically Cleanse the Creditor in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII''. If your realm is running out of money, you can borrow money from the local Jewish population, to be paid back later with interest. If you can't ([[AristocratsAreEvil or don't want to]]) pay the loan back and is a king or an emperor, you can simply expel the Jews from your realm, and seize some extra money in the process. However, this [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment results]] in a negative modifier for your character and an economic downturn for your realm for several years, and it will be a while before you can invite Jews back to your realm.

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* More of a case of Ethnically Cleanse the Creditor in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII''. If your realm is running out of money, you can borrow money from the local Jewish population, to be paid back later with interest. If you can't ([[AristocratsAreEvil or don't want to]]) pay the loan back and is you're a king or an emperor, you can simply expel the Jews from your realm, and seize some extra money in the process. However, this [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment results]] in a negative modifier for your character and an economic downturn for your realm for several years, and it will be a while before you can invite Jews back to your realm.


* More of a case of Ethnically Cleanse the Creditor in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII''. If your realm is running out of money, you can borrow money from the local Jewish population, to be paid back later with interest. If your character can't ([[AristocratsAreEvil or doesn't want to]]) pay the loan back and is a king or an emperor, you can simply expel the Jews from your kingdom/empire, and seize some extra money in the process. However, this [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment results]] in a negative modifier for your character and an economic downturn for your realm for several years, and it will be a while before you can invite Jews back to your realm.

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* More of a case of Ethnically Cleanse the Creditor in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII''. If your realm is running out of money, you can borrow money from the local Jewish population, to be paid back later with interest. If your character you can't ([[AristocratsAreEvil or doesn't don't want to]]) pay the loan back and is a king or an emperor, you can simply expel the Jews from your kingdom/empire, realm, and seize some extra money in the process. However, this [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment results]] in a negative modifier for your character and an economic downturn for your realm for several years, and it will be a while before you can invite Jews back to your realm.


* More of a case of Ethnically Cleanse the Creditor in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII''. If your character is running out of money, he/she can borrow money from the Jewish population in his/her realm, to be paid back later with interest. If your character can't ([[AristocratsAreEvil or doesn't want to]]) pay the loan back and is a king or an emperor, you can simply expel the Jews from your kingdom/empire, and seize some extra money in the process. However, this [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment results]] in a negative modifier for your character and an economic downturn for your realm for several years, and it will be a while before you can invite Jews back to your realm.

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* More of a case of Ethnically Cleanse the Creditor in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII''. If your character realm is running out of money, he/she you can borrow money from the local Jewish population in his/her realm, population, to be paid back later with interest. If your character can't ([[AristocratsAreEvil or doesn't want to]]) pay the loan back and is a king or an emperor, you can simply expel the Jews from your kingdom/empire, and seize some extra money in the process. However, this [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment results]] in a negative modifier for your character and an economic downturn for your realm for several years, and it will be a while before you can invite Jews back to your realm.


Note that in RealLife, this doesn't work if the debt was official and in writing (e.g. a promissory note). The executor of the dead person's estate, or the deceased person's heirs, can take legal action to collect from anyone who owed money to them (unless they take action to destroy the documentation proving the debt, though nowadays any debt through an official lending institution is likely to have backup copies of the records that aren't easily accessible).

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Note that in RealLife, this doesn't work if the debt was official and in writing (e.g. a promissory note). The executor of the dead person's estate, or the deceased person's heirs, can take legal action to collect from anyone who owed money to them (unless they take action to destroy the documentation proving the debt, though nowadays any debt through an official lending institution is likely to have backup copies of the records either digitally or in some other location, making that aren't easily accessible).
impractical).


Note that in RealLife, this doesn't work if the debt was official and in writing (e.g. a promissory note). The executor of the dead person's estate, or the deceased person's heirs, can take legal action to collect from anyone who owed money to them.

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Note that in RealLife, this doesn't work if the debt was official and in writing (e.g. a promissory note). The executor of the dead person's estate, or the deceased person's heirs, can take legal action to collect from anyone who owed money to them.
them (unless they take action to destroy the documentation proving the debt, though nowadays any debt through an official lending institution is likely to have backup copies of the records that aren't easily accessible).


* There's a ''DragonBall'' fanfic called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3213992/1/Bad-Man Bad Man]]'', where a man who owes money to some criminals kidnaps Bulma so that he can blackmail Vegeta into killing the criminals for him.

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* There's a ''DragonBall'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' fanfic called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3213992/1/Bad-Man Bad Man]]'', where a man who owes money to some criminals kidnaps Bulma so that he can blackmail Vegeta into killing the criminals for him.


** Without the ''Sons of Abraham'' DLC, you could also kill ''yourself'' if you have a negative bank balance. Death/suicide in ''Crusader Kings 2'''erases your debts.

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** Without the ''Sons of Abraham'' DLC, you could also kill ''yourself'' if you have a negative bank balance. Death/suicide Death or suicide in ''Crusader Kings 2'''erases 2'' erases your debts.debts, and your debts aren't subtracted from your successor's bank balance.


** Without the ''Sons of Abraham'' DLC, you could also kill ''yourself'' if you have a negative bank balance. Death/suicide in CK2 erases your debts.

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** Without the ''Sons of Abraham'' DLC, you could also kill ''yourself'' if you have a negative bank balance. Death/suicide in CK2 erases ''Crusader Kings 2'''erases your debts.

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** Without the ''Sons of Abraham'' DLC, you could also kill ''yourself'' if you have a negative bank balance. Death/suicide in CK2 erases your debts.


** Also subverted in the good ending for the player. [[spoiler:The duo [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu whale on the Devil]] [[TheDevilIsALoser until he breaks down in tears and surrenders]]. They then [[MagicallyBindingContract destroy all the contracts]], [[ReleasingFromThePromice freeing the grateful residents of the Inkwell Isles]], who throw their heroes a celebratory party.]]

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** Also subverted in the good ending for the player. [[spoiler:The duo [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu whale on the Devil]] [[TheDevilIsALoser until he breaks down in tears and surrenders]]. They then [[MagicallyBindingContract destroy all the contracts]], [[ReleasingFromThePromice [[ReleasingFromThePromise freeing the grateful residents of the Inkwell Isles]], who throw their heroes a celebratory party.]]


* In ''MafiaII'', Vito's father loaned money from loan shark Bruno Levine, but couldn't pay him back, and it's revealed late in the game that it was mob head Derek that had him killed for it. Vito eventually borrows money from Levine himself, but Levine cautions him against trying to invert this trope, as killing him won't cancel the debt, since it doesn't belong to him, it belongs to his mob financers.

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* In ''MafiaII'', ''VideoGame/MafiaII'', Vito's father loaned money from loan shark Bruno Levine, but couldn't pay him back, and it's revealed late in the game that it was mob head Derek that had him killed for it. Vito eventually borrows money from Levine himself, but Levine cautions him against trying to invert this trope, as killing him won't cancel the debt, since it doesn't belong to him, it belongs to his mob financers.financers.
* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'':
** The denizens of the Inkwell Isles are none too happy to see Cuphead and Mugman, now under [[{{Satan}} the Devil's]] employ, arriving to take their contracts (and souls) away, so they initiate an all-out fight.
** Also subverted in the good ending for the player. [[spoiler:The duo [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu whale on the Devil]] [[TheDevilIsALoser until he breaks down in tears and surrenders]]. They then [[MagicallyBindingContract destroy all the contracts]], [[ReleasingFromThePromice freeing the grateful residents of the Inkwell Isles]], who throw their heroes a celebratory party.]]



* It is thought that a few [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogrom pogroms]] against the Jews were done for this reason, as in medieval times Jews were prominent in banking or money-lending[[note]]Christianity at the time had very strict rules regarding usury; ''any'' interest was considered too much, while Judaism allowed people to charge interest within reason to non-Jews (and to Jews as well through various [[LoopholeAbuse loopholes]] in [[Literature/TheTalmud Jewish law]]). Thus, most bankers and lenders at the time were Jewish.[[/note]]. Some unscrupulous borrowers must have thought it was easier to slay the banker than repay the loan; for example, the anti-Jewish pogrom in York, England in 1180 is thought to have been initiated by a local lord who borrowed money from Jewish lenders on behalf of an unscrupulous king who refused to pay it back.

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* It is thought that a few [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogrom pogroms]] against the Jews were done for this reason, as in medieval times Jews were prominent in banking or money-lending[[note]]Christianity at the time had very strict rules regarding usury; ''any'' interest was considered too much, while Judaism allowed people to charge interest within reason to non-Jews (and to Jews as well through various [[LoopholeAbuse loopholes]] {{loophole|Abuse}}s in [[Literature/TheTalmud Jewish law]]). Thus, most bankers and lenders at the time were Jewish.[[/note]]. Some unscrupulous borrowers must have thought it was easier to slay the banker than repay the loan; for example, the anti-Jewish pogrom in York, England in 1180 is thought to have been initiated by a local lord who borrowed money from Jewish lenders on behalf of an unscrupulous king who refused to pay it back.

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