Yuki Yuna is a Hero and the rest of the Yuusha De Aru series don't explicitly use this, but it does have some allusions to it. Only "pure" girls can become Hero and the oldest of the girls are only fifteen. It's also mentioned in the second season that equally young miko have been sacrificed for the last years.
Comic Books. One was required to summon a demon in the Ramba story "Vendetta from Hell". Ramba spoils the satanists' plans by rescuing their sacrifice. And then having sex with her. Dreamkeepers has a sacrifice go all the way to completion. As the first scene in the comic! In one issue of Marvel Comics version of Captain Marvel , Marlo was attending the grand opening of a comic book store when the store owner revealed himself to be a wizard and, after seeing that she was the only one unaffected by his mind control soda she'd accidentally spilled it , told her that the whole thing was just an elaborate ruse.
After she pointed out how overly complex his plan was, he asked her to name an easier way to find virgins on a Saturday night in LA.
Her answer: " Star Trek Convention. The sacrifice attempts to claim that he is no virgin but his claims are dismissed because the Evil Sorcerer making the sacrifice comes from his village and knows him, and because the demon involved can smell the innocence on him. The claim appears to be a desperate attempt to escape his fate rather than any shame at being a virgin, however.
Parodied on the cover of XXXenophile 11, which features the volcano god rejecting the Virgin Sacrifice for failing the most basic criterion. Caballistics, Inc. Before Ravne offers Miss Simmons as part of a demonic sacrifice, he asks her if she's a virgin. When she says she isn't, Ravne explains how she best suits his purposes because innocent virgins don't actually make the best sacrificial offerings to Hell.
Implied in The Legend of Wonder Woman with the need of an outsider "innocent" to sacrifice in order to prevert and destroy the barrier around Themyscira. Steve Trevor is a soldier and has taken lives and made difficult desicions but it's made fairly clear he's never slept with anyone before and he perfectly fits the requirements to be the sacrifice. Comic Strips.
The humorous male version appeared in MAD 's "Monroe" series. One The Far Side comic has two women being carried up the side of a volcano by a group of natives. One woman assures her friend, "And you were worried they wouldn't like Americans! Why, they lit right up when we said we were Virginians. Another comic originally referred to a "virgin sacrifice" but was changed to avoid complaints. When the local volcano started to erupt, a virgin sacrifice was needed, with several young women vying for the honor.
As the winner was preparing to dive into the crater, her younger brother was loudly complaining about why boys couldn't be virgin sacrifices too. In Frozen Moonlight , Sano admits he was nearly killed as a virgin sacrifice in high school. Kaoru finds this fact absolutely hilarious. In Shadowchasers: Ascension this was what Jalie Squarfoot intended for both Penelope and Red Feather after taking them captive, but not by killing them; he was going to give them to the lustful Demon Lord Graz'zt as an offering to finalize an alliance between them.
Clearly, this would have been a Fate Worse than Death for the two of them had they not been rescued. Played for laughs in episode 16 of Yu-Gi-Oh! Tristan : He wants a virgin sacrifice!
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I'm saving myself for Yugi I mean, marriage. Films — Live-Action. The movie Once Bitten is a comedy about a virgin male who attracts the attention of an evil vampiress. The vampiress needs to feed on virgin male blood three times before Halloween in order to maintain her beauty. The victim manages to escape from the vampiress' clutches by convincing his frigid girlfriend who's been holding him off the entire movie for "just the right time" to finally have sex with him.
Thetis specifically demanded that Andromeda be "unknown to man, a virgin", as it was restitution not only for insulting her, but an indirect way to gain revenge against Perseus, who had become betrothed to her as a result of sorely injuring her son Calibos.
The Tsui Hark film Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain contains an encounter where the young hero and a master swordsman discover an evil cult that sacrifices virgins. As they are about to fight them, the hero realises they want virgin males and can detect him. Predated by the movie Andy Warhol's Dracula ; in that film, Dracula only subsists on virgin blood the first two girls he tries to drink from, being non-virgins — heck, we see them having sex with the ostensible hero — make him vomit.
The "hero" has no qualms about raping the virgin girl to save her, leading to the grotesque sight of Dracula licking her hymenal blood off the floor in desperation. Joe Versus the Volcano , featuring Tom Hanks as the virgin. He doesn't seem to be worried about his friends finding out, mainly because he doesn't really seem to have friends. He manages to get laid before the end of the movie, and the volcano spits him back out and sinks the island he was to be sacrificed for.
The Wicker Man A rare male example. Officer Howie's unusual for his time beliefs about maintaining his purity until marriage, match the unusual twist that he the enemy is considered as the perfect sacrifice by the pagan villagers.
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Given an extra twist because it wasn't just the fact that he was a virgin that made him so perfect, but the fact that he would willingly refuse sex from an objectively beautiful woman out of virtue. That kind of purity can be hard to find, and Lord Summerisle made it clear that while a child sacrifice was valued, it was nothing compared to "the right kind of adult. As expected, there are a fair number of "Wait, he's a Dragonslayer , inspired by the story of Saint George see below , features a town that selects virgins via lottery to feed to a dragon.
It's the villagers' own superstition that leads them to do this, though; the dragon is basically a wild animal and probably couldn't care less about who it eats. In Lesbian Vampire Killers , the blood of a virgin must be mingled with the blood of the last of the McLaren's to resurrect Carmilla the Vampire Queen.
The title character in Jennifer's Body is thought to be a virgin by a satanic rock band and thus is sacrificed to the devil in exchange for success. The cult is clearly incompetent; for example, the ritual requires the victim's name, and because they don't know that, they have to ask her halfway through. But since she's "not even a backdoor virgin", she becomes a man-eating demon instead.
Oh well, at least they got the fame, fortune, drugs and whores they wanted The monsters in Sleepwalkers must eat virgin souls to continue their incestuous, cat-hating existence. Conan the Barbarian has the Cult of Set sacrificing virgins to a giant snake. Conan saves one by accident he kills the snake while stealing a jewel just before the virgin jumps into the snake's pit.
In the sequel Conan the Destroyer , he saves a virgin princess from being sacrificed In Conan the Barbarian , Conan has sex with the potential sacrifice before she's captured, yet it apparently makes no difference despite it being stated earlier that the sacrifice must be both of pure blood and a virgin.
The Alchemist in Vidocq requires the blood of young female virgins to keep the mask that gives him his powers in the mend. The details are unclear, but one escaped subject seemed to have had her tongue cut out, and his laboratory contained mutilated human remains and rags that may have started out as human skins.
The Lair of the White Worm has this idea as the centerpiece for the climax. Subverted in The Cabin in the Woods. The ritual calls for one of the sacrifices to be designated "The Virgin", but the sacrifice actually being a virgin isn't strictly necessary. As the Director puts it, "We work with what we've got. Unfortunately for Daddy and his ritual, she got around his strictures by boinking an L. At that point, Yog-Sothoth devours the father for the crime of attempting to sell used goods.
Implied to be what happens to Alex at the end of Paranormal Activity 4. In the film version of Dragnet , Friday and Streebek disguise themselves and sneak into a secret P. Friday and Streebek disrupt the ceremony and save Swail. The term "the virgin Connie Swail" becomes a Running Gag for the rest of the film.
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Friday : "Prepare the Virgin? Streebeck : Let's just hope they're not referring to you. In the Lone Wolf book The Chasm of Doom , the virgin Madelon is planned to be sacrificed at the edge of the Maakengorge by bandit lord Barraka and the Acolytes of Vashna , in order to raise Darklord Vashna and his army of undead. She's saved by Lone Wolf — unless the player mucks it up.
Confessions of a Virgin Sacrifice by A. Gary Jennings' Aztec explores and inverts this trope during the "sacrifice" scenes. The Xipe Totec ritual requires the sacrifice be a virgin then part of the preparation requires the sacrifice to have sex with most of the villagers. And it's a major plot point and inversion that Mixtli's sister be a virgin to be part of the Ochpaniztli ritual. When it's discovered she's not a virgin, the priest suggests she be the sacrifice instead. The main characters of Disappearing Nightly at some point suspect that the Big Bad is after virgins. Turns out this is true, he needs a virgin to summon a demon, and he has been keeping all the vanished girls and women prisoners, trying to finally get one who is actually a virgin.
Not even the tiger he accidentally kidnapped is a virgin. He himself, on the other hand, is. Hilarity ensues. Discworld : In Guards! Border on the Zig-Zagging Trope , in fact. Since Carrot's lady-friend Reet is clearly not a virgin , and Sam Vimes assumes the role of hero , it's pretty much required that Lady Ramkin be a virgin so that he can rescue her. This is Discworld , after all; somebody female's got to be a virgin. In a previous Discworld book, The Light Fantastic , the voluntary Virgin Sacrifice complained after her Unwanted Rescue that that was "eight years of staying home on Saturday nights down the drain".
The villain needs a virgin sacrifice, and remarks that while the gender doesn't matter, it's so much easier to verify a woman's virginity than a man's. Subverted in One Good Knight. The townspeople offer up girls as virgin sacrifices to pacify a rampaging dragon, and at least one isn't virginal in the least.