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26th Mar '17 2:02:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''OgreBattle'' has at least one of these in the series. The original SNES game, Episode IV, [[{{Queen}} March of the Black Queen]] had several. The first you see is the powerful Ring of Undead, held by a wizard early in the game who would trade it for a Lexicon of Undead. And then there is the Diaspola chain. You start with some pirates with a copy of The Saga who are looking for a Map, which is in town with a man who is looking for Amatsu that can be found in the trade shop of neighboring town who only buys Furs which an underhanded sneak has and will part ways with if you give him all you money or return his stolen goblet held by bandits who want to hear a Foul Tome you received from a previous stage. Each of these items is worth progressively more than the previous.

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* ''OgreBattle'' ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' has at least one of these in the series. The original SNES game, Episode IV, [[{{Queen}} March of the Black Queen]] had several. The first you see is the powerful Ring of Undead, held by a wizard early in the game who would trade it for a Lexicon of Undead. And then there is the Diaspola chain. You start with some pirates with a copy of The Saga who are looking for a Map, which is in town with a man who is looking for Amatsu that can be found in the trade shop of neighboring town who only buys Furs which an underhanded sneak has and will part ways with if you give him all you money or return his stolen goblet held by bandits who want to hear a Foul Tome you received from a previous stage. Each of these items is worth progressively more than the previous.
17th Mar '17 5:14:05 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2791 SCP-2791 ("Fauste Bank plc")]]. The beings behind SCP-2791 use a series of complicated agreements (including BloodMagic contracts) to allow their customers to avoid the consequences of a DealWithTheDevil.
11th Mar '17 11:56:11 AM MyFinalEdits
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** Several of the ''Zelda'' games, including ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', 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 ''Ocarina'' net you the Mask of Truth and the powerful Biggoron's Sword.
** The ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games have one each to get the Level-2 sword (or Level-3 sword if you already have the Level-2 sword in a linked game). Unlike ''Link's Awakening'', this quest is totally optional. It's also possible to avoid it entirely in ''Seasons''. In ''Ages'' the chain of deals is to get the broken sword so it can be repaired, but in ''Seasons'' the final deal gets you a phonograph that encourages a deku scrub to tell you how to find the sword in TheLostWoods. Thus you can look the trick up on-line and avoid having to trade anything.
*** In ''Ages'' you have to complete another (short) chain to acquire the two keys for the sixth dungeon on rolling ridge.

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** Several of the ''Zelda'' games, including ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', 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 ''Ocarina'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' net you the Mask of Truth (along with three more masks) and the powerful Biggoron's Sword.
Sword respectively.
** The ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games have one each to get the Level-2 sword (or Level-3 sword if you already have the Level-2 sword in a linked game). Unlike ''Link's Awakening'', this quest is totally optional. It's also possible to avoid it entirely in ''Seasons''. In ''Ages'' the chain of deals is to get the broken sword so it can be repaired, but in ''Seasons'' the final deal gets you a phonograph that encourages a deku scrub to tell you how to find the sword in TheLostWoods. Thus you can look the trick up on-line and avoid having to trade anything.
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anything. Also in ''Ages'' you have to complete another (short) chain to acquire the two keys for the sixth dungeon on rolling ridge.



** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' you have to trade with the Gibdos in Ikana Canyon to finally acquire the Mirror Shield.



* ''SuikodenI'' has a classic example, where recruiting a particular member of the 108 Stars of Destiny requires you to run through a long ChainOfDeals in order to get soap for a washing-woman who's run out. When you actually succeed, it turns out that she'd just discovered that she wasn't out of soap after all, but in acknowledgement of the trouble you went through to get her soap, she joins you anyway.

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* ''SuikodenI'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'' has a classic example, where recruiting a particular member of the 108 Stars of Destiny requires you to run through a long ChainOfDeals in order to get soap for a washing-woman who's run out. When you actually succeed, it turns out that she'd just discovered that she wasn't out of soap after all, but in acknowledgement of the trouble you went through to get her soap, she joins you anyway.
11th Mar '17 3:39:03 AM guy1
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*** In ''Ages'' you have to complete another (short) chain to acquire the two keys for the sixth dungeon on rolling ridge.


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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' you have to trade with the Gibdos in Ikana Canyon to finally acquire the Mirror Shield.
27th Jan '17 5:33:32 AM Argon2
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* Much of the comedy in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7507710?view_full_work=true To Get Away From It All]]'' comes from [[{{Tsundere}} Fuyuhiko]], of all people, undertaking one of these. To get a car, he makes a bet with Kazuichi hinging on which of them can get a date first. To get a date, Fuyuhiko has to find makeup, a scarf, a dress, and a wig for Touko so she will give him advice. To get the scarf from Gundam, he has to convince Ibuki and Yamada to switch rooms. The trope is justified (being on a school trip, Fuyuhiko can't simply buy the required items) and lampshaded.
-->'''Chiaki:''' I donít want to initiate another sidequest for you, Kuzuryuu-san.
24th Jan '17 4:45:58 PM Madrugada
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* A Scandinavian fairy tale about a man who bets someone that his wife loves him no matter what, and to prove it he has the other man listen by the door while he relates to his wife how he didn't take the cow to the market this morning, but traded it for a horse, which he then traded for a goat, and so on until he finally tells her that he traded a rooster for a meal since he was hungry, so essentially he gave the cow away with nothing to show for it.

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* {{Inverted}} in several stories, with each succeeding item being worth less than the one traded away:
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A Scandinavian fairy tale about a man who bets someone that his wife loves him no matter what, and to prove it he has the other man listen by the door while he relates to his wife how he didn't take the cow to the market this morning, but traded it for a horse, which he then traded for a goat, and so on until he finally tells her that he traded a rooster for a meal since he was hungry, so essentially he gave the cow away with nothing to show for it.
** In Creator/HansChristianAndersen's "What the Goodman Does is Always Right", a man trades a horse for a cow, the cow for a sheep, the sheep for a goose, the goose for a chicken, and finally the chicken for a sack of shrivelled apples. Two Englishmen who witness these trades say that the man's wife will give him no end of grief for it, and the man says that no, she'll hug him and declare that what he does is always right. The Englishmen offer to bet him a hundred weight of gold on the matter and he says no, only a bushel is enough, since he has only a bushel of apples to wager against them. They all return to the house, and the man recounts his trades; at each step this wife declares that it was a wonderful trade and gives her reasons. In the end, she laughs with delight at the sack of shrivelled apples because she had gone to borrow a handful of herbs from the schoolmistress and been told "Lend?" I don't have anything to lend you. I couldn't even lend you a shrivelled apple!" and now the wife could lend her "...ten, or a whole sack-full! It makes me laugh to think
it." The Englishmen cheerfully pay the bet, with their original offer of a hundredweight of gold.
3rd Jan '17 3:20:36 PM upupandaway42
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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.
29th Dec '16 6:46:11 PM lenne18
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* Horseshoe crabs will actually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1dnocPQXDQ form up in a nice orderly line]] when an empty shell is found in order from smallest to largest, and will all "trade-up" as each crab ahead of them vacates their shell for a larger one.

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* Horseshoe Hermit crabs will actually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1dnocPQXDQ form up in a nice orderly line]] when an empty shell is found in order from smallest to largest, and will all "trade-up" as each crab ahead of them vacates their shell for a larger one.
9th Dec '16 8:02:53 PM BDNeon
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* Horseshoe crabs will actually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1dnocPQXDQ form up in a nice orderly line]] when an empty shell is found in order from smallest to largest, and will all "trade-up" as each crab ahead of them vacates their shell for a larger one.
8th Dec '16 7:46:52 AM b1c1jones
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* In ''Series/GreenAcres'' episode "Water, Water Everywhere", Mr. Douglas runs out of water and finds it is because someone dug a new well. Every time someone in the episode digs a new well, they take water from someone else's well.
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