History DealWithTheDevil / WebComics

17th Aug '16 6:20:41 PM billybobfred
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius tries to get one of these deals to get enough power to save his/her family. Subverted in that the powerful beings that show up to discuss the deal don't actually want V's soul's eternal damnation and act in a shocked way when V suggests that. "Oh no no no no! How would THAT be fair?" Instead, they want control of V's soul for a sharply limited time at a later point - and, not stated outright but presumed, while V's still alive. Which is arguably even worse, given the potential ramifications of having a high-level wizard directly controlled by paragons of Evil in a crucial moment. And to them, V's just a bonus. The real payoff is proving that the factions of evil can cooperate, so that they may storm the upper planes and end the war of Good vs. Evil once and for all.]]
** [[spoiler:[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0634.html "I... I must succeed"]]. These fiends ARE trying to get V's soul; a few comics later they point out that all the evil acts that V is racking up are by V's own choice, and they are making V more "evil-aligned", away from the original true neutral.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius tries to get one of these deals to get enough power to save his/her their family. Subverted in This zigzags wildly -- the fiends claim that the powerful beings that show up to discuss the deal they don't actually ''really'' want V's soul's soul for eternity, but just a proof of concept that the different fiend types can work together, so their deal is for X minutes of damnation each fiend for however long V holds onto that fiend's power. But as they point out, V committing Evil acts while DrunkWithPower is on their soul and is likely to lead to their eternal damnation anyway. But the worst snag is ''when'' the contracted damnation will take place; V assumes it will be immediately after their death and act in a shocked way when V suggests that. "Oh no no no no! How would THAT be fair?" Instead, they want control of V's soul for a sharply limited time at a later point - and, not stated outright before whatever afterlife their alignment earns, but presumed, while V's still alive. Which is arguably even worse, given it's actually whenever the potential ramifications of having a high-level wizard directly controlled by paragons of Evil in a crucial moment. And to them, V's just a bonus. The real payoff is proving that hell the factions of evil can cooperate, so that they may storm the upper planes and end the war of Good vs. Evil once and for all.]]
** [[spoiler:[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0634.html "I... I must succeed"]]. These
fiends ARE trying say so, as V learns to get V's soul; a few comics later their dismay when they point out that all the evil acts that V is racking up are by V's own choice, and they are making V more "evil-aligned", away try to stop Roy from the original true neutral.destroying Girard's Gate.]]
11th May '15 1:40:23 PM nombretomado
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* Justified (from the demon's point of view) in {{Goblins}}. Demons feed by inflicting suffering on immortal souls, and if they can gain ownership of a soul, it can provide them with nourishment for the rest of eternity. But most of them aren't powerful enough to take souls by force; they need to persuade mortals into giving their souls up willingly.

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* Justified (from the demon's point of view) in {{Goblins}}.''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''. Demons feed by inflicting suffering on immortal souls, and if they can gain ownership of a soul, it can provide them with nourishment for the rest of eternity. But most of them aren't powerful enough to take souls by force; they need to persuade mortals into giving their souls up willingly.
25th Feb '15 11:48:31 AM TheUnsquished
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* Played straight in ''PKComic'' when the giant fish sells his soul to resurrect Chester.

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* Played straight in ''PKComic'' ''Webcomic/PKComic'' when the giant fish sells his soul to resurrect Chester.



* Subverted / inverted in a storyline of ''{{Fans}}!'': The villain, who had sold his soul to Satan for power and the chance to become a hero to humanity, manipulated Rikk into traveling to an otherworldly realm and also selling his soul to protect his friends and thus get Rikk under his power. However, the villain's plan was flawed in that he had not considered that (a) each individual person encountered the realm -- and the entity within that realm -- in a different way depending on who they were, and that (b) Satan was not the ''only'' celestial being interested in doing deals for souls; [[spoiler:Rikk, being a genuinely selfless person interested only in protecting his loved ones, ''actually'' sold his soul to [[{{God}} The Big Guy Upstairs]], thus enabling him to defeat the villain.]]
* See this ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=594 strip]]

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* Subverted / inverted in a storyline of ''{{Fans}}!'': ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'': The villain, who had sold his soul to Satan for power and the chance to become a hero to humanity, manipulated Rikk into traveling to an otherworldly realm and also selling his soul to protect his friends and thus get Rikk under his power. However, the villain's plan was flawed in that he had not considered that (a) each individual person encountered the realm -- and the entity within that realm -- in a different way depending on who they were, and that (b) Satan was not the ''only'' celestial being interested in doing deals for souls; [[spoiler:Rikk, being a genuinely selfless person interested only in protecting his loved ones, ''actually'' sold his soul to [[{{God}} The Big Guy Upstairs]], thus enabling him to defeat the villain.]]
* See this ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=594 strip]]



* According to ''SomethingPositive'', Creator/AlanMoore gained his writing abilities from the Devil. The deal was [[MemeticBadass Moore stopping beating the Devil up during school]].

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* According to ''SomethingPositive'', ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', Creator/AlanMoore gained his writing abilities from the Devil. The deal was [[MemeticBadass Moore stopping beating the Devil up during school]].



* ''{{Sinfest}}'' begins with [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1 this]]...

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* ''{{Sinfest}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' begins with [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1 this]]...



* ''{{Remember}}'' does this, with Igon's bargain with Levistus. Unusually however, we later see Levistus '''explaining''' his reasons for accepting what at first looks like a bad deal for him.
* ''DemonCandyParallel'' starts off with TWO of these for the same character. The first is when Johnathan accidently sells his soul to Noelle for a Klondike Bar, and the second is when he makes a deal to stay in Hell with Victoria for a year to get his soul back.

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* ''{{Remember}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Remember}}'' does this, with Igon's bargain with Levistus. Unusually however, we later see Levistus '''explaining''' his reasons for accepting what at first looks like a bad deal for him.
* ''DemonCandyParallel'' ''Webcomic/DemonCandyParallel'' starts off with TWO of these for the same character. The first is when Johnathan accidently sells his soul to Noelle for a Klondike Bar, and the second is when he makes a deal to stay in Hell with Victoria for a year to get his soul back.



* Justifed (from the demon's point of view) in {{Goblins}}. Demons feed by inflicting suffering on immortal souls, and if they can gain ownership of a soul, it can provide them with nourishment for the rest of eternity. But most of them aren't powerful enough to take souls by force; they need to persuade mortals into giving their souls up willingly.

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* Justifed Justified (from the demon's point of view) in {{Goblins}}. Demons feed by inflicting suffering on immortal souls, and if they can gain ownership of a soul, it can provide them with nourishment for the rest of eternity. But most of them aren't powerful enough to take souls by force; they need to persuade mortals into giving their souls up willingly.



* In SonicTheComicOnline Sonic goes to the Drakon Empire and makes a deal with Master Scholar in order to try and save Mobius from Dr. Zachary and Shadow.
* In {{Zoophobia}}, it's a demon's job to trick mortals into selling their souls.

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* In SonicTheComicOnline ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' Sonic goes to the Drakon Empire and makes a deal with Master Scholar in order to try and save Mobius from Dr. Zachary and Shadow.
* In {{Zoophobia}}, ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}'', it's a demon's job to trick mortals into selling their souls.
11th Feb '15 11:33:56 AM TheUnsquished
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* Ray Smuckles of ''{{Achewood}}'' gains his musical talent (and, arguably, a heap of his subsequent successes) through [[http://achewood.com/?date=11042002 one of these]], but the consequences don't come about until [[http://achewood.com/?date=12012003 over a year later]].

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* Ray Smuckles of ''{{Achewood}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' gains his musical talent (and, arguably, a heap of his subsequent successes) through [[http://achewood.com/?date=11042002 one of these]], but the consequences don't come about until [[http://achewood.com/?date=12012003 over a year later]].
22nd Oct '14 12:19:37 PM VVK
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** In "KITTEN", a Satanic cult has agreed to let Satan have a child with one of them in an attempt to create TheAntiChrist. He ends up becoming drunk and breeding with their cat instead, though.

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** In "KITTEN", a Satanic cult has agreed to let Satan have a child with one of them in an attempt to create TheAntiChrist. He ends up becoming drunk and breeding with their cat on a dare instead, though.
22nd Oct '14 12:16:04 PM VVK
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** One of the earliest strips has Riff and Torg making a deal with the devil for beer and pocket change. Luckily, the devil is short on coins.
** Gwen, oh, Gwen, where do we even begin?
** Riff's deal with [=HeretiCorp=] fits.

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** One of the earliest strips has Riff and Torg making a deal with the devil a demon for beer and pocket change. Luckily, the devil demon is short on coins.
coins, so they just get the beer and he doesn't get to conquer the world.
** Gwen, oh, Gwen, where do we even begin?
** Riff's
Gwynn makes some kind of a vague deal with to get magic power from the ''Book of E-Ville'' early on that continues to haunt her forever in different forms.
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[=HeretiCorp=] fits.is an evil corporation bent on world domination and whatnot. In "Dangerous Days Ahead", we find that [[spoiler: Riff has been working for them as a freelancer for ages without really knowing what they are.]]



** Most of Chapter 56 falls into this pretty perfectly...

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** Most In "KITTEN", a Satanic cult has agreed to let Satan have a child with one of Chapter 56 falls into this pretty perfectly...them in an attempt to create TheAntiChrist. He ends up becoming drunk and breeding with their cat instead, though.
** In "A Time for Healing", we hear the story of the zombie Jane, who had naively made a pact with a voodoo woman to become a zombie.
** In "A Time for Hair Raising", Gwynn does a desperate deal with soul-trading demons who couple as {{Jackass Genie}}s and make deals with mortals for free at first in order to persuade them to make a second deal for the price of one's soul. You can guess how well that goes.
18th Apr '14 9:33:10 PM rieslingcoda
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* ''Webcomic/Devoto'': The main storyline follows a man who makes a deal with a demon for musical talent.

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* ''Webcomic/Devoto'': ''Webcomic/{{Devoto}}'': The main storyline follows a man who makes a deal with a demon for musical talent.
18th Apr '14 9:31:42 PM rieslingcoda
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*''Webcomic/Devoto'': The main storyline follows a man who makes a deal with a demon for musical talent.
6th Mar '14 1:44:58 PM AgProv
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* In ''Webcomic/NineteenSeventySevenTheComic'', Bud's girlfriend's mother is a record producer/manager. She offers to sign up the band. when the contracts are signed, she reveals herself in her true form. Admittedly it gets each band member a $50,000 advance cheque. But at the price of Bud's soul.
19th Jan '14 10:34:02 PM nombretomado
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* According to ''SomethingPositive'', AlanMoore gained his writing abilities from the Devil. The deal was [[MemeticBadass Moore stopping beating the Devil up during school]].

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* According to ''SomethingPositive'', AlanMoore Creator/AlanMoore gained his writing abilities from the Devil. The deal was [[MemeticBadass Moore stopping beating the Devil up during school]].
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