Fuck or Die
|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||Mate or Die|
|Related:||dub-con, heat fic, knotting|
|See Also:||Pon Farr, Mates (trope)|
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Original Fannish Source
Although Fuck or Die has been used as a plot device in many fandoms since, its starting place was a canon source: the Pon Farr endured by Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series. Spock enters Plak Tow and must return home to fight, fuck or die. Many K/S stories started with Spock going into pon farr, and as Trek fans moved on to other fandoms, they took the trope with them.
Many fans ignore that Spock's explanation emphasized that pon farr makes you go home. This would rule out his being able to consummate with anyone away from Vulcan. But it makes a good story.