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22nd Jul '17 12:16:53 AM ultimomant
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** In addition to stealing fire from the gods to give to humanity, Prometheus also tricked Zeus when the god asked humanity to divide their food and sacrifice parts of it. Prometheus hid the meat in entrails and hid the bones in fat. Zeus picked the pile of bones because it looked more appealing, and from that day on, humans burned the fat and bones and ate the meat. When Zeus found out, that was the last straw and he had Prometheus chained to a rock with an eagle eating his regenerating liver every day.
21st Jul '17 2:00:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the short film ''Dave Vs. Death'', [[ChessWithDeath Dave challenges Death to a game of chess]] after he dies, with each piece he loses costing him the life of one of his loved ones. Death eventually checkmates Dave, but didn't know that Dave actually hated all his friends (who were either unfaithful to him or plotting behind his back) and then gloats about the fact that he tricked the eater of souls himself. Death briefly goes into a DoNotTauntCthulhu tirade, but ultimately proves himself a sporting lad and offers another game of chess.

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* In the short film ''Dave Vs. Death'', [[ChessWithDeath Dave challenges Death to a game of chess]] after he dies, with each piece he loses costing him the life of one of his loved ones. Death eventually checkmates Dave, but didn't know that Dave actually hated all his friends (who were either unfaithful to him or plotting behind his back) and back), who then gloats about the fact that he tricked the eater of souls himself. Death briefly goes into a DoNotTauntCthulhu tirade, but ultimately proves himself a sporting lad and offers another game of chess.
21st Jul '17 1:58:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the short film ''Dave Vs. Death'', [[ChessWithDeath Dave challenges Death to a game of chess]] after he dies, with each piece he loses costing him the life of one of his loved ones. Death eventually checkmates Dave, but didn't know that Dave actually hated all his friends (who were either unfaithful to him or plotting behind his back) and then gloats about the fact that he tricked the eater of souls himself. Death briefly goes into a DoNotTauntCthulhu tirade, but ultimately proves himself a sporting lad and offers another game of chess.
14th Jul '17 4:42:39 PM krimzonflygon2
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler: Madoka uses her single wish from Kyubey to erase all witches, throughout time, before they can come into existence.]] {{Nice job|FixingItVillain}}, Kyubey. [[spoiler:And just wait until [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion he tries to undo her her wish]]. FromBadToWorse doesn't even begin to cover what happens to him.]]\\\

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler: Madoka uses her single wish from Kyubey to erase all witches, throughout time, before they can come into existence.]] {{Nice job|FixingItVillain}}, Kyubey. [[spoiler:And just wait until then he decides against cutting his losses and tries to [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion he tries to undo scam her her wish]]. back]], and FromBadToWorse doesn't even begin to cover what happens to him.]]\\\
14th Jul '17 4:37:31 PM krimzonflygon2
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler: Madoka uses her single wish from Kyubey to erase all witches, throughout time, before they can come into existence.]] {{Nice job|FixingItVillain}}, Kyubey. [[spoiler:Next time, make sure you don't- Oh, wait, [[{{Retconjuration}} there is no next time]].]]\\\

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler: Madoka uses her single wish from Kyubey to erase all witches, throughout time, before they can come into existence.]] {{Nice job|FixingItVillain}}, Kyubey. [[spoiler:Next time, make sure you don't- Oh, wait, [[{{Retconjuration}} there is no next time]].[[spoiler:And just wait until [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion he tries to undo her her wish]]. FromBadToWorse doesn't even begin to cover what happens to him.]]\\\
5th Jun '17 8:16:20 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* A lot of stories involving [[DealWithTheDevil deals with the Devil]] have the Devil being tricked out of getting his side of the deal.

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* A lot of stories involving [[DealWithTheDevil deals with the Devil]] have the Devil being tricked out of getting his side of the deal. A good example is the Chilean folk tale "El roto que engañó al diablo (The poor man who tricked the Devil)", where a very poor UnluckyEverydude seals one of these deals in exchange for HEAPS of money. As a proof, he writes it down with his blood on a small paper... but he writes it [[LoopholeAbuse in such a tricky manner]] that every time the Devil came to get him, the "technicalities" wouldn't let him ensnare the man's soul. The Devil got so angry when he realized that he had been OutGambitted he left in a huff, so the guy got to keep his soul ''and'' the wealth he had been given.
25th May '17 7:49:32 PM RealZodiacKiller
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*In what is somewhere between this trope and a standard [[DealWithTheDevil Deal With The Devil]], ''The Most Cursed Of Hands / Who Am I'', a song by ''The Dear Hunter'', tells the story of a poker player who plays a game against the Devil and takes all of Satan's money, until the Devil finally offers up his own soul. The poker player wins once again, taking even the Devil's soul, but learns that by doing so he has only freed the Devil and taken his place.
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21st May '17 11:04:52 PM Yozzy
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** Another example being when Abaddon landed on a planet and outwitted a Changer of Ways with a deal. In a contest of wits, the Changer would be bound to Abaddon's service if he won, and Abaddon would would forfeit his wargear but be told the Changer's [[IKnowYourTrueName True Name]] if he lost. He lost, but used the planet's nature of moving backward in time to inform his past self of the Changer's Name, thus effectively winning the contest without actually having to participate.
26th Apr '17 6:54:26 PM Snowsky
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* One Asian Indian story involves a princess tricking Yama, the lord of death, into reviving her dead husband. When he agreed to grant her a wish for her bravery in following him to the end of the world, she wished for seven children of her own, then pointed out that she couldn't logically have had children without her husband. She won.

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* One Asian Indian story involves a princess tricking Yama, the lord of death, into reviving her dead husband. When he agreed to grant her a wish for Impressed by her bravery in following him to the end of the world, she he agreed to grant her a wish for anything except her husband's life. She wished for seven children of her own, then pointed out that she couldn't logically have had children without her husband. She won.
4th Apr '17 6:09:02 PM nombretomado
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* Spoony tells a story in his ''WebVideo/CounterMonkey'' series of a player's attempt to scam [[{{Planescape}} the Lady of Pain]] by purposefully antagonising her enough to get mazed[[note]]In short, she sends the Ne'er-do-well into a custom built, nigh-impossible to escape labyrinth[[/note]], trusting that his character's racial ability to automatically know the correct path out of any dungeon would help him. He was right! The exit? [[spoiler: 100 million miles down that straight, featureless corridor]].

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* Spoony tells a story in his ''WebVideo/CounterMonkey'' series of a player's attempt to scam [[{{Planescape}} [[TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} the Lady of Pain]] by purposefully antagonising her enough to get mazed[[note]]In short, she sends the Ne'er-do-well into a custom built, nigh-impossible to escape labyrinth[[/note]], trusting that his character's racial ability to automatically know the correct path out of any dungeon would help him. He was right! The exit? [[spoiler: 100 million miles down that straight, featureless corridor]].
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