History Main / ChainOfDeals

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.
12th Oct '16 9:27:00 AM dotchan
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* The premise of the A&E reality show ''Barter Kings''.

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* The premise of the A&E reality show ''Barter Kings''.Kings'', where the two hosts each pick a starting item, go on their own chain of deals, and then reconvene at the end to compare who ended up with the higher value final item.
12th Oct '16 9:21:11 AM dotchan
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* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' lampshades the ridiculousness of ''Zelda'' examples [[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=071513 here]].

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* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' lampshades the ridiculousness of ''Zelda'' examples [[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=071513 here]].here]], imagining a chain of deals that proves to collapse in on itself because the last person wants the very thing Link went questing for in the first place.
12th Oct '16 9:11:59 AM erforce
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* The ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films tend to enjoy these types of deals and counter deals: in ''At World's End'', Will Turner needs the ''Black Pearl'' to rescue his father, but Sao Feng promises it to Beckett; Beckett wants Jack Sparrow's compass, which Will eventually barters with Beckett, though Davy Jones' condition is the murder of Calypso; but the pirates want Calypso ''alive'', and Barbossa wants her ''released'', though Sao Feng thinks he's already captured her... while Jack swans through it all messing up everyone's chains looking for immortality... which he (sort of) had before the pirates came to rescue him because Barbossa needed -- [[GambitPileup oh, you get the point]].

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* The ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films tend to enjoy these types of deals and counter deals: in ''At In ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End'', End]]'', Will Turner needs the ''Black Pearl'' to rescue his father, but Sao Feng promises it to Beckett; Beckett wants Jack Sparrow's compass, which Will eventually barters with Beckett, though Davy Jones' condition is the murder of Calypso; but the pirates want Calypso ''alive'', and Barbossa wants her ''released'', though Sao Feng thinks he's already captured her... while Jack swans through it all messing up everyone's chains looking for immortality... which he (sort of) had before the pirates came to rescue him because Barbossa needed -- [[GambitPileup oh, you get the point]].



* ''MarcelloMarcello'' turns this ad infinitum, considering it is supposed to be a RomanticComedy.

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* ''MarcelloMarcello'' ''Film/MarcelloMarcello'' turns this ad infinitum, considering it is supposed to be a RomanticComedy.
10th Aug '16 7:57:32 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Tai-Pan]]'' Dirk Struan and Jeff Cooper manage to set one up. Impressive since they are the only ones involved.

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* In ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Tai-Pan]]'' ''Literature/TaiPan'' Dirk Struan and Jeff Cooper manage to set one up. Impressive since they are the only ones involved.
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