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6th Aug '17 8:24:54 PM Schismatism
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* In ''Fanfic/TheMLPLoops'', Pinkie Pie offers one of these to Svengallop once he finally pisses her off enough. Applejack immediately leaps in to stop the deal, and states that while Pinkie Pie ''can'' deliver, it's a bad idea all around. Sure, he'd get his soul back next loop, and probably no more tarnished than it already was, but it's the principle of the thing. (Pinkie just wanted a spare soul as a chip for the next time she and the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' Elder Gods had a poker night.)
12th Dec '16 9:03:17 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' has quite a few from [[{{Satan}} Lord Maledict]].
** Tsali vowed to serve and follow Maledict if he would help the fox get revenge on the Seedrians. The Devil promptly turned him into a Demon Lord and revived him in exchange for eternal servitude.
** Venus ritually sacrificed several of her fellow Seedrians to Maledict for the power to protect her people from Tsali. [[BodyHorror He answered]], although [[SelfInflictedHell not in the way she expected]]. [[spoiler: The rewrite reveals that Maledict actually warned her of what would happen - and she took the chance anyway]].
** The [[AllThereInTheManual author's notes]] reveal that numerous historical ([[spoiler:Genghis Khan, King Herod, Josef Stalin, Julius Caesar]]) and fictional ([[spoiler:Gerald Robotnik, Mammoth Mogul]]) figures used this trope too.

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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' has quite a few from [[{{Satan}} Lord Maledict]].
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** Tsali vowed to serve and follow Maledict if he would help the fox get revenge on the Seedrians. The Devil promptly turned him into a Demon Lord and revived him in exchange for eternal servitude. \n** Also, Venus ritually sacrificed several of her fellow Seedrians to Maledict for the power to protect her people from Tsali. [[BodyHorror He answered]], although [[SelfInflictedHell not in the way she expected]]. [[spoiler: The rewrite reveals that Maledict actually warned her of what would happen - and she took the chance anyway]].\n** The [[AllThereInTheManual author's notes]] reveal that numerous historical ([[spoiler:Genghis Khan, King Herod, Josef Stalin, Julius Caesar]]) and fictional ([[spoiler:Gerald Robotnik, Mammoth Mogul]]) figures used this trope too.
12th Dec '16 9:02:21 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** Tsali vowed to serve and follow Maledict (and condemn the girl he loved to AndIMustScream) if he would help the fox get revenge on the Seedrians. The Devil promptly blessed him and saved his life in response [[spoiler: and secretly altered his brain so he would never feel remorse]].

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** Tsali vowed to serve and follow Maledict (and condemn the girl he loved to AndIMustScream) if he would help the fox get revenge on the Seedrians. The Devil promptly blessed turned him into a Demon Lord and saved his life revived him in response [[spoiler: and secretly altered his brain so he would never feel remorse]].exchange for eternal servitude.


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** The rewrite implies that Dr. Eggman made one with Maledict as well, after Maria and Gerald Robotnik were killed by GUN. Eggman [[FreudianExcuse wanted to get revenge on humanity for destroying his family]]; Satan gave him a genius-level IQ and affinity towards machines, in exchange for [[StartOfDarkness commanding him to hunt down the Chaos Emeralds and helping to conquer the universe]].
17th Sep '16 12:47:13 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage'': When [[ArcVillain Ganondorf]] arrives in Equestria during Season 2, he recruits [[VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks Grey Hoof and the Bone Fiends]] to [[VillainTeamUp serve him]] by offering to lift their curse in exchange for service. However, Vaati is GenreSavvy enough to know that they're more useful to Ganon as undead, and therefore Ganon is unlikely to hold up his end of the deal.

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* ''FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage'': When [[ArcVillain Ganondorf]] arrives in Equestria during Season 2, he recruits [[VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks Grey Hoof and the Bone Fiends]] to [[VillainTeamUp serve him]] by offering to lift their curse in exchange for service. However, Vaati is GenreSavvy enough to know knows that they're more useful to Ganon as undead, and therefore Ganon is unlikely to hold up his end of the deal.
13th Jul '16 10:00:17 AM OlmoJV
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** Will/Van first makes contact with [[EldritchAbomination A'lek'hol'an]] during a near death experience. He offers to save her and give her enhanced magical powers, in exchange for her becoming his avatar. Not having much of a choice, she accepts.
** Phobos later frees Tracker from his [[SealedEvilInACan imprisonment]] and offers him a job hunting rebels. Tracker agrees, but does not actively submit to Phobos' control.

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** Will/Van first makes contact with [[EldritchAbomination A'lek'hol'an]] during a near death near-death experience. He offers to save her and give her enhanced magical powers, in exchange for her becoming his avatar. Not having much of a choice, she accepts.
** Phobos later frees Tracker from his [[SealedEvilInACan imprisonment]] and offers him a job hunting rebels. Tracker The undead hunter agrees, but does not actively submit to Phobos' control.
23rd Jun '16 10:35:42 AM ZimFan89
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** The backstory reveals that Grindelwald made a series of these in order to increase his powers to (according to Loki, who would know) "godlike" levels.
11th Apr '16 2:42:05 PM ZimFan89
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Ripples}}'', this happens a couple of times:
** Will/Van first makes contact with [[EldritchAbomination A'lek'hol'an]] during a near death experience. He offers to save her and give her enhanced magical powers, in exchange for her becoming his avatar. Not having much of a choice, she accepts.
** Phobos later frees Tracker from his [[SealedEvilInACan imprisonment]] and offers him a job hunting rebels. Tracker agrees, but does not actively submit to Phobos' control.
1st Apr '16 4:33:46 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-10229/litmouse+Father+Goose+and+the+Black+Knight.htm Father Goose and the Black Knight]]'', Xander and his Slayers sometimes offer demons and vampires a deal for information. The reward varies from getting a pass the next time they meet to, when they're truly desperate, picking up their tab for the next month at a given demon bar.
19th Dec '15 2:23:00 AM ultimomant
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* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' has [[spoiler: Diamond Tiara agreeing to free [[SealedEvilInACan Discord]] in exchange for him curing her mother's insanity (though to be fair, she didn't know who she was dealing with until the very end). Surprisingly, Discord actually keeps up his end of the bargain, but it seems that since he swore on [[EldritchAbomination His Parents]], he didn't have much choice in the matter -- and in any case, he managed to completely [[BreakTheCutie corrupt Diamond and break her to his will]] in the process, so he still screwed her over.]]

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[[spoiler: Diamond Tiara agreeing to free [[SealedEvilInACan Discord]] in exchange for him curing her mother's insanity (though to be fair, she didn't know who she was dealing with until the very end). Surprisingly, Discord actually keeps up his end of the bargain, but it seems that since he swore on [[EldritchAbomination His Parents]], he didn't have much choice in the matter -- and in any case, he managed to completely [[BreakTheCutie corrupt Diamond and break her to his will]] in the process, so he still screwed her over.]]


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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Bagan gathers several {{Kaiju}} and offers them several boons if they agree to serve him. When Grand King Ghidorah and Legion tried to tell him to shove it, his response is to send them all to their knees in pain and threaten to kill them where they stand if they don't accept. Once they accept, he keeps his word and grants them their boons. [[spoiler:He's still screwing them over, because he told them that they would conquer the universe under his leadership, but he's really an OmnicidalManiac and he's just biding his time until their efforts allow him to regain his full strength. Once that happens, he plans to wipe out all life, including them.]]
26th Sep '15 9:35:40 PM Argon2
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* In an [[http://thornfield13713.tumblr.com/post/129788702243/can-you-do-an-medieval-au-prompt-with-princess untitled]] ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' fic, Milton Grimm offers Raven and Briar a deal: they can abandon their inherited [[YouCantFightFate destinies]] (which are both ''very bad'', in different ways) ''if'' they take up each other's. They agree, but the resulting BadFuture is only slightly better than it would have been otherwise (and perpetuates the oppressive Legacy system).
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