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11th Nov '17 12:58:20 PM Quanyails
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* One of these shows up in Videogame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2; you're not ''doing'' the Chain of Deals, rather you're one of the people ''in'' it. You get to see [[spoiler: the guy royally screw it up: The step is ''adamantite'' for a ''vial of silver liquid''... and silver liquid melts adamantite on contact. Poor sap forgot to wash his hands.]]

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* One of these shows up in Videogame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2; ''Videogame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2''; you're not ''doing'' the Chain of Deals, rather you're one of the people ''in'' it. You get to see [[spoiler: the guy royally screw it up: The step is ''adamantite'' for a ''vial of silver liquid''... and silver liquid melts adamantite on contact. Poor sap forgot to wash his hands.]]
1st Nov '17 6:20:35 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Several of the ''Zelda'' games, starting with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', include an item-trading quest of some sort, inspired by the aforementioned tale of the straw millionaire. The one in ''Link's Awakening'' nets you a Magnifying Glass that will allow you to see invisible enemies, get the Boomerang, ''and'' reach the FinalBoss, while the two in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' net you the Mask of Truth (along with three more masks) and the powerful Biggoron's Sword respectively.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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Several of the ''Zelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games, starting with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', include an item-trading quest of some sort, inspired by the aforementioned tale of the straw millionaire. sort:
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The one in ''Link's Awakening'' nets you a Magnifying Glass that will allow you to see invisible enemies, get the Boomerang, ''and'' reach the FinalBoss, while the two in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' net you the Mask of Truth (along with three more masks) and the powerful Biggoron's Sword respectively.


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** An example from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' doubles as ChekhovsBoomerang. In your first three days, you must get the Moon's Tear and give it to the Deku salesman in South Clock Town so you can use his flower to reach Clock Tower. You can do this again in the next 3-day cycles, but instead of using the flower, you can give the town flower deed to another Deku salesman at the swamp to get the swamp flower's deed. And then you can trade it for another deed on the mountains. And another deed in the ocean. And finally, a flower deed at Ikana Canyon. These flowers let you grab heart pieces to increase your health, and at the end of the chain, you also obtain 200 rupees.
4th Oct '17 3:16:35 AM TPPR10
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* An episode of ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'' has Alice doing this due of reading ''Straw Millionare'' (see below). She starts with couple of dolls which she trades with Isami for a picture of Aya and Yoko, Yoko herself takes the picture and gives her an animal book, Alice gives the book to Kuzehashi after which Karasuma gives her a bunny hood, Yoko takes the hood and gives Alice tap water, what Alice gives it to Karen who thanks her by giving her an 10,000 yen ring. She feels bad for getting such a valuable item so cheaply and "trades" it with Isami for Shinobu.

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* An episode of ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'' has Alice doing this due of reading ''Straw Millionare'' (see below). She starts with couple of dolls which she trades with Isami for a picture of Aya and Yoko, Yoko Aya herself takes the picture and gives her an animal book, Alice gives the book to Kuzehashi after which Karasuma gives her a bunny hood, Yoko takes the hood and gives Alice tap water, what Alice gives it to Karen who thanks her by giving her an 10,000 yen ring. She feels bad for getting such a valuable item so cheaply and "trades" it with Isami for Shinobu.
29th Sep '17 3:32:56 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' goes through a ChainOfDeals to retrieve his lost hat, but accidentally gives the hat away in the process, requiring an undoing of the chain... and a redoing... and ''another'' redoing... and it's all done to a [[MajorGeneralSong certain]]
[[CrowdSong song]]. ({{Lampshaded}} at the fourth stop, when a giant says "I'm beginning to see a pattern here...")

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' goes through a ChainOfDeals to retrieve his lost hat, but accidentally gives the hat away in the process, requiring an undoing of the chain... and a redoing... and ''another'' redoing... and it's all done to a [[MajorGeneralSong certain]]
certain]] [[CrowdSong song]]. ({{Lampshaded}} at the fourth stop, when a giant says "I'm beginning to see a pattern here...")
27th Aug '17 3:48:17 AM Doug86
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* The SMBCTheater sketch ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QD02n3Tt-U Internet Bartering]]'' parodies the One Red Paperclip example nicely.

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* The SMBCTheater WebVideo/SMBCTheater sketch ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QD02n3Tt-U Internet Bartering]]'' parodies the One Red Paperclip example nicely.
26th Aug '17 8:42:21 AM emptyqbd
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' goes through a ChainOfDeals to retrieve his lost hat, but accidentally gives the hat away in the process, requiring an undoing of the chain... and a redoing... and ''another'' redoing... and it's all done [[CrowdSong in song.]] ({{Lampshaded}} at the fourth stop, when a giant says "I'm beginning to see a pattern here...")

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' goes through a ChainOfDeals to retrieve his lost hat, but accidentally gives the hat away in the process, requiring an undoing of the chain... and a redoing... and ''another'' redoing... and it's all done to a [[MajorGeneralSong certain]]
[[CrowdSong in song.]] song]]. ({{Lampshaded}} at the fourth stop, when a giant says "I'm beginning to see a pattern here...")
27th Jul '17 1:06:44 AM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/ASimpleSurvey'': In one short story, the narrator had dropped a 100 yen coin, which another person found. The second person used it to bet on a horse race, and won, getting a hundred times the money back. They then used this in pachinko, getting even more money, but a robber stole it all. Then a [[BadassBystander random bystander]] intervened, causing the money (in an attache case) to fall down a slope. Yet another person picked it up and used it for day trading, gaining an immense fortune, and donated half of this to children in a poor country. This then somehow led to oil being discovered in that country, lifting it out of poverty.
24th Jul '17 7:41:49 PM BaileyQ
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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E5AHenInTheWolfHouse "A Hen in the Wolf House"]], Raina's plan involves one of these - in exchange for her not revealing that Simmons is a ReverseMole within Comicbook/{{HYDRA}}, Coulson will hand over Skye, whom she will deliver to Skye's father in exchange for the Obelisk, which she will deliver to Daniel Whitehall in exchange for him [[BreadMilkEggsSquick not torturing her to death]]. Things doesn't go as planned.

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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E5AHenInTheWolfHouse "A Hen in the Wolf House"]], Raina's plan involves one of these - in exchange for her not revealing that Simmons is a ReverseMole within Comicbook/{{HYDRA}}, Coulson will hand over Skye, whom she will deliver to Skye's father in exchange for the Obelisk, which she will deliver to Daniel Whitehall in exchange for him [[BreadMilkEggsSquick not torturing her to death]]. Things doesn't don't go as planned.planned.
* In the ''Series/MadamSecretary'' episode "You Say You Want a Revolution," Secretary McCord and her staff must bargain with various people, from members of Congress to Cuban officials to a fugitive revolutionary in Cuba, in order to lift an embargo on Cuba. Each deal leads to a more complex deal, and the embargo is lifted.
8th Jul '17 4:02:53 PM nombretomado
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* The first ''SkinHorse'' storyline featured an increasingly absurd chain as main character Tip tried to deal with an increasingly bizarre string of escaped/lost sentient lab experiments.

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* The first ''SkinHorse'' ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' storyline featured an increasingly absurd chain as main character Tip tried to deal with an increasingly bizarre string of escaped/lost sentient lab experiments.
24th Jun '17 5:58:09 PM Arivne
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** The episode "For Want of a Boot" involves a variation of this.
** "The Price of Tomato Juice". Radar discovers that Colonel Potter loves tomato juice. The requisitions officer Major Burns refuses to order any unless he gets a pair of nylons. Corporal Klinger has a pair, but won't give them up unless he gets a two day leave in Tokyo. Colonel Potter agrees to give Klinger leave, but the commanding general in Tokyo wants Major Margaret Houlihan to go to Tokyo to be with him. Luckily the Major is entirely willing to cooperate.
** By contrast, "The Long John Flap" features a series of separate exchanges involving a pair of Long Johns, but there's no chain to be unwound. Ditto "Give and Take", in which the unwanted assignment of soliciting charity donations gets passed around a la FencePainting.

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** The episode Episode "For Want of a Boot" involves Boot". Captain Hawkeye Pierce needs a variation new pair of this.
boots. Supply sergeant Zale will send in the requisition form if Pierce can arrange for a dentist to fix his teeth. The camp dentist Captain Futterman won't do the work unless Hawkeye gets him a three day pass to Tokyo. Before Colonel Blake will issue the pass, he wants Major Houlihan to stop complaining to the Army brass about him. Margaret agrees to not send in a negative report on Colonel Blake if Hawkeye will throw a birthday party (including a birthday cake) for Major Burns. Corporal "Radar" O'Reilly will get the cake if Hawkeye can get Nurse Murphy to go out with him. Nurse Murphy agrees to do so in return for a hair dryer. Corporal Klinger wants a Section Eight discharge (which must be signed by four officers) for his hair dryer. Unfortunately Hawkeye can't get Major Burns to sign, so in turn each person in the chain refuses to cooperate, causing the deal to collapse.
** "The Price of Tomato Juice". Radar discovers that Colonel Potter loves tomato juice. The requisitions Requisitions officer Major Burns refuses to order any unless he gets a pair of nylons. Corporal Klinger has a pair, but won't give them up unless he gets a two day leave in Tokyo. Colonel Potter agrees to give Klinger leave, but the commanding general in Tokyo wants Major Margaret Houlihan to go to Tokyo to be with him. Luckily the Major is entirely willing to cooperate.
** By contrast, "The Long John Flap" features a series of separate exchanges involving a pair of Long Johns, but there's no chain to be unwound. Ditto "Give and Take", in which the unwanted assignment of soliciting charity donations gets passed around a la FencePainting.
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