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* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'':
** "Gavelkind" succession causes a ruler's lands to divide equally upon all his heirs, [[SuccessionCrisis fratricidal wars]] are practically guaranteed.
** The "open" succession plan used by Muslim rulers in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'' is even worse. Muslim rulers have to grant titles to their sons (and due to polygamy they tend to have many) to avoid [[DecadentCourt decadence]] penalties and when they die their title passes to the son who already had the most lands, with fratricide almost guaranteed.


* Figured in the plot of an episode of ''Series/BarneyMiller''. Unusual in that the participants seemed to be quite amicable towards each other; it's a pair of elderly men who decide to play cards to see who will claim it.

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* Figured in the plot of an episode of ''Series/BarneyMiller''. Unusual in that the participants seemed to be quite amicable towards each other; it's a pair of elderly men who decide to play cards to see who will claim it. The [[AmoralAttorney lawyer handling the case]] is shockingly indifferent to their fates.


->''"Duh, essentially, we all enter into a contract whereby the last surviving participant becomes the sole possessor of all them purty pictures."''

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->''"Duh, essentially, we all enter into a contract whereby the last surviving participant becomes the sole possessor [[SophisticatedAsHell of all them purty pictures."'']]"''


* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'' "gavelkind" succession causes a ruler's lands to divide equally upon all his heirs, [[SuccessionCrisis fratricidal wars]] are practically guaranteed.

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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'' "gavelkind" ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'':
** "Gavelkind"
succession causes a ruler's lands to divide equally upon all his heirs, [[SuccessionCrisis fratricidal wars]] are practically guaranteed.
** The "open" succession plan used by Muslim rulers in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'' is even worse. Muslim rulers have to grant titles to their sons (and due to polygamy they tend to have many) to avoid [[DecadentCourt decadence]] penalties and when they die their title passes to the son who already had the most lands, with fratricide almost
guaranteed.


* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'' "gavelkind" succession causes a ruler's lands to devolve equally upon all his heirs, [[SuccessionCrisis fratricidal wars]] are practically guaranteed.

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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'' "gavelkind" succession causes a ruler's lands to devolve divide equally upon all his heirs, [[SuccessionCrisis fratricidal wars]] are practically guaranteed.


* ''{{Anime/One Piece}}'' A variety of this is where Brook and his old crew made a primrose to reunite with a friend to reunite with a baby whale named Laboon. Later on, Brook and his crew unfortunately died at the hands of attackers that wielded poison tips of their arrows. Along with playing their last song, the crew entrusted Brook to fulfill the promise to Laboon using the power of the Yomi-Yomi fruit: an ability that grants the user an extra life. Unfortunately he was stranded on the destroyed ship where he was stranded for 50 years until he met the Straw Hat Crew and told them of his story and determination to fulfill his promise from his crew and Laboon again.

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* ''{{Anime/One Piece}}'' A variety variation of this is where this: Brook and his old crew made a primrose to reunite with a friend promise to reunite with a baby whale named Laboon. Later on, Brook and his crew unfortunately died at the hands of were killed by attackers that wielded poison tips of their wielding poisoned arrows. Along with playing their last song, the crew entrusted Brook to fulfill the promise to Laboon using the power of the Yomi-Yomi fruit: an ability that grants the user an extra life. Unfortunately Unfortunately, he was stranded on the destroyed ship where he was stranded for 50 years until he met the Straw Hat Crew and told them of his story and determination to fulfill his promise from his crew and Laboon again.to Laboon.


[[JustForFun/IReadThatAs Not be confused with]] a [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack tauntaun]].


* One of the cases in ''SherlockHolmes: Consulting Detective'' involved the murder of a Waterloo veteran, and there was mention of a tontine involving the survivors of that battle, thus implying that the killer might be one of the other surviving veterans (There weren't many left, seeing as this takes place roughly eighty years after the battle) or an heir of one of the other veterans. [[spoiler:The killer was actually the brother of the deceased's former mistress, who was seeking revenge for the dishonor of his sister and did not care about the tontine one way or the other.]]

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* One of the cases in ''SherlockHolmes: ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes: Consulting Detective'' involved the murder of a Waterloo veteran, and there was mention of a tontine involving the survivors of that battle, thus implying that the killer might be one of the other surviving veterans (There weren't many left, seeing as this takes place roughly eighty years after the battle) or an heir of one of the other veterans. [[spoiler:The killer was actually the brother of the deceased's former mistress, who was seeking revenge for the dishonor of his sister and did not care about the tontine one way or the other.]]



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* In WebAnimation/CampCamp, the Quartermaster apparently has one of these along with his "Quartersister" and two other unknown individuals. Or at least he ''did'' until it was whittled down to just him and one of the unknowns.

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* In WebAnimation/CampCamp, ''WebAnimation/CampCamp'', the Quartermaster apparently has one of these along with his "Quartersister" and two other unknown individuals. Or at least he ''did'' until it was whittled down to just him and one of the unknowns.



* Used in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', as the quote demonstrates. It's revealed that Abe Simpson and Mister Burns served together during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and their squad (the Flying Hellfish) acquired a set of priceless German paintings, with the agreement that the last member of the Hellfish to die would get them. It ends when [[spoiler:just as Abe manages to claim the paintings by "discharging" Burns, the State Department shows up, confiscates the painting and presents them to a descendant of their original German owner for diplomatic purposes. The descendent is not too worried about their safety, either.]]

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* Used in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', as the quote demonstrates. It's revealed that Abe Simpson and Mister Burns served together during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and their squad (the Flying Hellfish) acquired a set of priceless German paintings, with the agreement that the last member of the Hellfish to die would get them. It ends when [[spoiler:just as Abe manages to claim the paintings by "discharging" Burns, the State Department shows up, confiscates the painting and presents them to a descendant of their original German owner for diplomatic purposes. The descendent descendant is not too worried about their safety, either.]]


* It has been used as recently as ''Series/DiagnosisMurder''.

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* %%* It has been used as recently as ''Series/DiagnosisMurder''.


* In the British/German 1959 production ''Ten Seconds to Hell'' (aka ''The Phoenix), a German team [[BombDisposal defusing bombs]] in post-war Berlin put half their salaries in a fund to be used by whoever survives the next three months in the job.

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* In the British/German 1959 production ''Ten Seconds to Hell'' (aka ''The Phoenix), Phoenix''), a German team [[BombDisposal defusing bombs]] in post-war Berlin put half their salaries in a fund to be used by whoever survives the next three months in the job.

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* In the British/German 1959 production ''Ten Seconds to Hell'' (aka ''The Phoenix), a German team [[BombDisposal defusing bombs]] in post-war Berlin put half their salaries in a fund to be used by whoever survives the next three months in the job.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', "The Double Deuce." When members of Woodhouse's old UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flying squad start dropping dead ([[spoiler:of perfectly natural causes that were played up as "dubious" by [[IfItBleedsItLeads desperate-for-sales newspapers]]]]), he suspects that it's because of the tontine they set up. Once word leaks out, Cheryl, Pam and Cyril think about starting an ISIS tontine, pointing out that the rest of their coworkers are either field agents that go on dangerous missions or work in parts of the building with NoOSHACompliance. Cyril also acknowledges that Tontines are illegal, but it doesn't stop him from joining in.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', "The Double Deuce." When members of Woodhouse's old UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flying squad start dropping dead ([[spoiler:of perfectly natural causes that were played up as "dubious" by [[IfItBleedsItLeads desperate-for-sales newspapers]]]]), he suspects that it's because of the tontine they set up. Once word leaks out, Cheryl, Pam and Cyril think hear about this and discuss starting an ISIS tontine, pointing out that since the rest of their coworkers are either field agents that go on dangerous missions or work in parts of the building with NoOSHACompliance. NoOSHACompliance it'll be that much easier to win. Cyril also acknowledges does acknowledge that Tontines are illegal, but it doesn't stop him from joining in.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', "The Double Deuce." When members of Woodhouse's old UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flying squad start dropping dead ([[spoiler:of perfectly natural causes that were played up as "dubious" by [[IfItBleedsItLeads desperate-for-sales newspapers]]]]), he suspects that it's because of the tontine they set up. Once word leaks out, Cheryl, Pam and Cyril think about starting an ISIS tontine, pointing out that the rest of their coworkers are either field agents that go on dangerous missions or work in parts of the building with NoOSHACompliance. Cyril also acknowledges that Tontines are illegal, but it doesn't stop them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', "The Double Deuce." When members of Woodhouse's old UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flying squad start dropping dead ([[spoiler:of perfectly natural causes that were played up as "dubious" by [[IfItBleedsItLeads desperate-for-sales newspapers]]]]), he suspects that it's because of the tontine they set up. Once word leaks out, Cheryl, Pam and Cyril think about starting an ISIS tontine, pointing out that the rest of their coworkers are either field agents that go on dangerous missions or work in parts of the building with NoOSHACompliance. Cyril also acknowledges that Tontines are illegal, but it doesn't stop them.him from joining in.


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* Film/TheHappytimeMurders: After talking to the former producer of "The Happytime Gang," Phillips and Edwards learns that essentially all of the former actors were put into a tontine, in that each of the surviving actors gets an equal cut of the residuals when the show starts being replayed in syndication - but with each actor that dies, each slice to the surviving actors gets bigger, until of course there's only one recipient still alive.

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