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25th Oct '16 7:08:52 AM Dravencour
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This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, when making this kind of deal, '''there is always a price.''' This price can be anything -- their soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but is calculated to bring about the Faust's total ruin when it is paid.

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This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, when making this kind of deal, '''there is always '''nothing comes without a price.''' This price can be anything -- their the Faust's soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but is calculated to bring about the Faust's total ruin when it is paid.
25th Oct '16 7:07:39 AM Dravencour
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This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, when making this kind of deal, nothing comes without a price. The price can be anything -- their soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but is calculated to bring about the Faust's total ruin when it is paid.

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This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, when making this kind of deal, nothing comes without '''there is always a price. The price.''' This price can be anything -- their soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but is calculated to bring about the Faust's total ruin when it is paid.
18th Sep '16 5:53:30 PM Dravencour
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* [[DrugsAreBad Drug addiction]]. Somebody offers you an offer of a great pleasurable experience beyond normal human sensations. It is also a great opportunity to capitalize in for profit. The catch is, once you are in, you can't get out and will probably suffer long-term psychological and/or physical deterioration if you dare to deviate from the "contract", or sometimes forced to do tricks for him, with death being the only apparent exit. There's a reason why "wiser" drug dealers don't get high on their own supply.

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* [[DrugsAreBad Drug addiction]]. Somebody offers you an offer of a great pleasurable experience beyond normal human sensations. It is also a great opportunity to capitalize in for profit. The catch is, once you are in, you can't get out and will probably suffer long-term psychological and/or physical deterioration if you dare to deviate from the "contract", or sometimes forced to do tricks for him, with death being the only apparent exit. There's a reason why "wiser" drug dealers don't [[GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply get high on their own supply.supply]].
4th Sep '16 7:36:50 AM krimzonflygon2
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[[caption-width-right:350:Redefining soul music.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Redefining soul music.]]
[[caption-width-right:350:"Sign here, and here-DON'T READ THAT! Aaaand...here. Pleasure doing business with you...[[EvilLaugh heheheh]]..."]]
1st Sep '16 10:14:04 AM superboy313
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You know how it works. Want to be a [[{{Fiction 500}} millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Omnipotence]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any {{trickster|s}} or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of {{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan or Lucifer, but still a high-ranking demon).

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You know how it works. Want to be a [[{{Fiction 500}} millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Omnipotence]], infinite power]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any {{trickster|s}} or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of {{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan or Lucifer, but still a high-ranking demon).
1st Sep '16 10:13:21 AM superboy313
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You know how it works. Want to be a [[{{Fiction 500}} trillionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Omniscience]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any {{trickster|s}} or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of {{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan or Lucifer, but still a high-ranking demon).

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You know how it works. Want to be a [[{{Fiction 500}} trillionaire]], millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Omniscience]], [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Omnipotence]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any {{trickster|s}} or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of {{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan or Lucifer, but still a high-ranking demon).
31st Aug '16 6:22:50 AM Dravencour
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* [[DrugsAreBad Drug addiction]]. Somebody offers you an offer of a great pleasurable experience beyond normal human sensations. It is also a great opportunity to capitalize in for profit. The catch is, once you are in, you can't get out and will probably suffer long-term psychological and/or physical deterioration if you dare to deviate from the "contract", or sometimes forced to do tricks for him, with death being the only apparent exit. There's a reason why "wiser" drug dealers don't abuse their own drugs.

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* [[DrugsAreBad Drug addiction]]. Somebody offers you an offer of a great pleasurable experience beyond normal human sensations. It is also a great opportunity to capitalize in for profit. The catch is, once you are in, you can't get out and will probably suffer long-term psychological and/or physical deterioration if you dare to deviate from the "contract", or sometimes forced to do tricks for him, with death being the only apparent exit. There's a reason why "wiser" drug dealers don't abuse get high on their own drugs.supply.
31st Aug '16 4:32:35 AM Dravencour
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This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, when making this kind of deal, '''nothing comes without a price.''' The price can be anything -- their soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but is calculated to bring about the Faust's total ruin when it is paid.

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This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, when making this kind of deal, '''nothing nothing comes without a price.''' price. The price can be anything -- their soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but is calculated to bring about the Faust's total ruin when it is paid.
31st Aug '16 4:30:53 AM Dravencour
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This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, when dealing with the Devil, '''nothing comes without a price.''' The price can be anything -- their soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but is calculated to bring about the Faust's total ruin when it is paid.

to:

This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, when dealing with the Devil, making this kind of deal, '''nothing comes without a price.''' The price can be anything -- their soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but is calculated to bring about the Faust's total ruin when it is paid.
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