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19th Sep '17 3:25:49 PM JehJehKeyblade
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' has this in Wonderland, where you have to give the flowers an Elixir. In return, they'll either give you items or make you return to your normal size. The one which changes your size is necessary to finish the plot, but the rest are usually worth it, since Elixirs can be picked up by destroying enemies fairly easily. It only works once (except for the size change), but the flowers will accept Elixirs and return nothing, so make sure you remember which flowers you've hit up!

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' has this in Wonderland, where you have to give the flowers either a Potion or an Elixir.Ether. In return, they'll either give you items or make you return to your normal size. The one which changes your size is necessary to finish advance the plot, but the rest are usually worth it, it anyway, since Elixirs Potions and Ethers can be picked up by destroying enemies fairly easily. It They only works reward you once (except for the size change), changing one), but the flowers will still accept Elixirs the items and return nothing, so make sure you remember which flowers you've hit up!
13th Jun '17 4:32:28 PM Darkmoonfire
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Devourers could count too, since they're exclusive to Chapter IV, where the guy is not present, only to show up again in V. At least this time, you have bit of a hint because the quest remains open in your journal.

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** Devourers could count too, since they're exclusive to Chapter IV, where the guy is not present, only to show up again in V. At least this time, you have bit of a hint because the quest remains open in your journal.
22nd May '17 10:25:13 AM Blazer
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse2'', there are two of them:
** At Grand Elder Guru's house, there's a Namekian who is tending a garden. He'll ask for a certain item to help make his garden grow better (thankfully, they're quite common and usually inexpensive). After awhile, when you come back, he'll thank you for your help and give you an item in return.
** The main quest at Majin Buu's house has you feeding Buu food to help him give birth to his kids. The food you obtain can't be used by you at all (save for as part of the QQ Bang Soul fusion), so it's no real loss. When you feed his kids food, they go out on quests and return with items themselves.
12th May '17 8:41:54 PM Angeldeb82
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This often results in an the player getting something much better in return, sometimes later in the game, basically making it an unspoken {{Aesop}} about giving stuff to people in need.

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This often results in an the player getting something much better in return, sometimes later in the game, basically making it an unspoken {{Aesop}} {{A|nAesop}}esop about giving stuff to people in need.



* In ''VideoGame/OgreBattleTheMarchOfTheBlackQueen'', you will have NPC characters that require {{Fetch Quest}}s, lengthy ChainOfDeals for more items, and at least one [[DealWithTheDevil deal]] that involves your hero's Sword of Virtue. (And if your hero is less than pious, the demon will join your side.)

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* In ''VideoGame/OgreBattleTheMarchOfTheBlackQueen'', you will have NPC characters that require {{Fetch Quest}}s, lengthy ChainOfDeals for more items, and at least one [[DealWithTheDevil deal]] {{deal|WithTheDevil}} that involves your hero's Sword of Virtue. (And if your hero is less than pious, the demon will join your side.)



** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', Porom's challenge dungeon is full of this. The problem comes when you realize you're timed, and you've only got one good fighter on your team, so a smart player will be running away from all battles... which means that said player won't have the money necessary to buy much of the expensive armor that the {{NPC}}s tend to request, especially since running away from battles always has a decent chance of you dropping 25% as much Gil as you would've gotten from winning that battle. Just one of the many reasons Porom's challenge dungeon is a ScrappyLevel.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', Porom's challenge dungeon is full of this. The problem comes when you realize you're timed, and you've only got one good fighter on your team, so a smart player will be running away from all battles... which means that said player won't have the money necessary to buy much of the expensive armor that the {{NPC}}s tend to request, especially since running away from battles always has a decent chance of you dropping 25% as much Gil as you would've gotten from winning that battle. Just one of the many reasons Porom's challenge dungeon is a ScrappyLevel.ThatOneLevel.



*** Also of note is "Gimme Cat", a normal monster that [[ExploitedTrope exploits]] this trope by trying to fool you into giving it a diamond (note: this is a game where other gems are thrown at you by the bucket load, while you'll be happy to ever actually find one single diamond). Give it the item and it runs away. However, the fact it uses the normal battle music should clue you in about the deception attempt.

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*** Also of note is "Gimme Cat", a normal monster that [[ExploitedTrope exploits]] {{exploit|edTrope}}s this trope by trying to fool you into giving it a diamond (note: this is a game where other gems are thrown at you by the bucket load, while you'll be happy to ever actually find one single diamond). Give it the item and it runs away. However, the fact it uses the normal battle music should clue you in about the deception attempt.



** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' continues the grand tradition of two-bit thugs demanding money from unstoppable world-saving demigods. Hilariously, if you become leader of the Thieves' Guild, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny you can actually chastise them and take ''their'' money instead]]. More sympathetically, you will sometimes run across Stormcloaks taken prisoner by the Thalmor. Once you slaughter the Thalmor and free the prisoner ([[ScrewYouElves which you inevitably will]]) you can give the prisoner any items from your inventory. The guy probably won't survive long without some gear, but fortunately you've got 3-4 dead Thalmor you can strip for their gear.

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' continues the grand tradition of two-bit thugs demanding money from unstoppable world-saving demigods. Hilariously, if you become leader of the Thieves' Guild, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments you can actually chastise them and take ''their'' money instead]]. More sympathetically, you will sometimes run across Stormcloaks taken prisoner by the Thalmor. Once you slaughter the Thalmor and free the prisoner ([[ScrewYouElves which you inevitably will]]) you can give the prisoner any items from your inventory. The guy probably won't survive long without some gear, but fortunately you've got 3-4 dead Thalmor you can strip for their gear.



* ''PhantasyStar'' has a number of beggars who'll tell you something about the game world in exchange for a cola healing item. Be warned that there's one who will take your cola without telling you anything at all!

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* ''PhantasyStar'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' has a number of beggars who'll tell you something about the game world in exchange for a cola healing item. Be warned that there's one who will take your cola without telling you anything at all!



-->''Ugh,'' '''''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny CHEESE]]!"'''''

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-->''Ugh,'' '''''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny '''''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments CHEESE]]!"'''''



* Occasionally in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', you'll find a guy just setting around in the Wasteland, begging for Purified Water, a rare commodity in Post-Apocalyptic America, and you can give him yours. The only reward for this is a few points of Karma, and indulging in VideoGameCaringPotential

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* Occasionally in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', you'll find a guy just setting around in the Wasteland, begging for Purified Water, a rare commodity in Post-Apocalyptic America, and you can give him yours. The only reward for this is a few points of Karma, and indulging in VideoGameCaringPotentialVideoGameCaringPotential.



** Oh, also, if you agree to help the Outcasts by Fort Independence find new technology and have Outcast Power armor in your inventory, the jackass leader will notice it and immediately take it from you. [[JustifiedTrope Since he assumes]] [[KleptomaniacHero you looted it]] [[GenreSavvy off his men's corpse before they could recover it,]] and doesn't do the same with the one unique set that you legitimately earn. He also doesn't press the issue if you've helped them enough to be considered friendly (by donating enough pre-War goodies in exchange for a choice of a couple of useful commodities).
** There's a random encounter where a mugger named [[MadMax Mel]] runs up to you and [[SuicidalOverconfidence demands you give him your gear]]. [[WhatAnIdiot With an unloaded shotgun. In the 2nd worst armor in the game]]. The only way he'll survive for another minute is if you humor him with 10 caps.

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** Oh, also, if you agree to help the Outcasts by Fort Independence find new technology and have Outcast Power armor in your inventory, the jackass leader will notice it and immediately take it from you. [[JustifiedTrope Since he assumes]] [[KleptomaniacHero you looted it]] [[GenreSavvy off his men's corpse before they could recover it,]] it]], and doesn't do the same with the one unique set that you legitimately earn. He also doesn't press the issue if you've helped them enough to be considered friendly (by donating enough pre-War goodies in exchange for a choice of a couple of useful commodities).
** There's a random encounter where a mugger named [[MadMax Mel]] Franchise/{{M|adMax}}el runs up to you and [[SuicidalOverconfidence demands you give him your gear]]. [[WhatAnIdiot With an unloaded shotgun. In the 2nd worst armor in the game]]. game.]] The only way he'll survive for another minute is if you humor him with 10 caps.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Tales of Symphonia}}'', the party encounters a group of people and one of them walks into Colette, dropping a [[FrothyMugsOfWater bottle of potion]]. They get all pissy and demand you go buy them a new one and won't let you leave. The party will eventually find out the other group is in fact [[spoiler:impersonating the protagonists in order to cheat money and items from people, including a unique book they needed from the local governor]]. It is possible to learn all this before giving them the potion, but you are still [[ButThouMust not allowed to refuse]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tales of Symphonia}}'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', the party encounters a group of people and one of them walks into Colette, dropping a [[FrothyMugsOfWater bottle of potion]]. They get all pissy and demand you go buy them a new one and won't let you leave. The party will eventually find out the other group is in fact [[spoiler:impersonating the protagonists in order to cheat money and items from people, including a unique book they needed from the local governor]]. It is possible to learn all this before giving them the potion, but you are still [[ButThouMust not allowed to refuse]].



* In ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher DS,'' the first time you go to the Kawrea Volcano errantry, you will find a burnt-up tree with a single Golden Peach on it. The Golden Peach is one of the most useful items--it allows you to add an entire year to the lifespan of any monster--but the first time, you're supposed to use the Peach to heal an injured Phoenix. You ''could'' abscond with it and use it on your monster, but... [[VideogameCrueltyPotential are you really so heartless?]]

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* In ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher DS,'' the first time you go to the Kawrea Volcano errantry, you will find a burnt-up tree with a single Golden Peach on it. The Golden Peach is one of the most useful items--it allows you to add an entire year to the lifespan of any monster--but the first time, you're supposed to use the Peach to heal an injured Phoenix. You ''could'' abscond with it and use it on your monster, but... [[VideogameCrueltyPotential [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential are you really so heartless?]]



* This comes up occasionally in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games. From time to time, you'll encounter injured [=NPCs=]. In exchange for a few Paragon points and information of questionable usefulness, you can give them medigels. This will sometimes be [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by your more Renegade aligned squadmates to the effect of "Why are we bothering?".

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* This comes up occasionally in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games. From time to time, you'll encounter injured [=NPCs=]. In exchange for a few Paragon points and information of questionable usefulness, you can give them medigels. This will sometimes be [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by your more Renegade aligned squadmates to the effect of "Why are we bothering?".



* In ''VideoGame/TheAmazonTrail'', when you offer to trade with a conquistador, he responds with "I do not trade - I take!" There are two ways to get out of it: give him a good percentage of your hard-earned inventory until he finally says "I'm getting a little tired of trading", or [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential give him an herb that induces vomiting]]. [[KickTheSonOfABitch Guess which option the Jaguar endorses]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TheAmazonTrail'', when you offer to trade with a conquistador, he responds with "I do not trade - I take!" There are two ways to get out of it: give him a good percentage of your hard-earned inventory until he finally says "I'm getting a little tired of trading", or [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential give him an herb that induces vomiting]]. [[KickTheSonOfABitch Guess which option the Jaguar endorses]].endorses.]]



* Present in most ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games, oftenly due to negotiation with [[{{Mons}} Demons]]. They mostly ask you magical items, like the fairly common [[HealThyself Life Stones]], the not-so-common elemental stones or the extremely rare Gemstones or Incenses. You can always refuse, but they may get angry and attack you. Additionally, you can also demand the demons so that ''they'' give you something instead.

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* Present in most ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games, oftenly often due to negotiation with [[{{Mons}} [[{{Mon}} Demons]]. They mostly ask you magical items, like the fairly common [[HealThyself Life Stones]], the not-so-common elemental stones or the extremely rare Gemstones or Incenses. You can always refuse, but they may get angry and attack you. Additionally, you can also demand the demons so that ''they'' give you something instead.
28th Feb '17 8:31:41 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': Various highwaymen will demand that you give them some gold as a threat. Refuse, and they try to kill you. Hm... You ''do'' get some nifty gear from their corpses, though.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** The ''Tribunal'' expansion of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has Gaenor, a Bosmer pauper who asks you for increasingly large sums of money (and/or rare items) until he refuses to believe that you'd actually have the cash/item and storms off even if you have the cash. [[spoiler: He then shows up a few days later wearing a full set of one of the most powerful and rare armor sets in the game and tries to kill you - and is nearly invincible due to the armor and his cosmically high Luck score.]]
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''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': Various highwaymen will demand that you give them some gold as a threat. Refuse, and they try to kill you. Hm... You ''do'' get some nifty gear from their corpses, though.



* The first expansion of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has Gaenor, who asks you for increasingly large sums of money (and/or rare items) until he refuses to believe that you'd actually have the cash/item and storms off even if you have the cash. [[spoiler: He then shows up a few days later wearing a full set of one of the most powerful and rare armor sets in the game and tries to kill you - and is nearly invincible due to the armor and his cosmically high Luck score.]]
31st Dec '16 12:08:25 AM ADrago
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** And finally, there are a few dungeons in the second quest with some very evil old men hiding in them. When you enter, the doors will lock and they will demand you either give up some money or a HeartContainer. Yes, that's right: if you don't pony up the cash, you lose one heart off your maximum life. [[LostForever Forever.]]

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** And finally, there are a few dungeons in the second quest with some very evil old men hiding in them. When you enter, the doors will lock and they will demand you either give up some money or a HeartContainer. Yes, that's right: if you don't pony up the cash, you lose one heart off your maximum life. [[LostForever Forever.[[PermanentlyMissableContent Permanently.]]
24th Sep '16 10:31:44 PM Sark0TAG
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* Near the end of ''RHEM 2: The Cave'', the Lady in Red, speaking to you in a language you can't understand, takes the swipe card to your tram, but gives you a coin containing the code to unlock the artifact Zetias needs a photo of. After you're done with it, she gives you back the card in exchange for the artifact.
22nd Jul '16 9:03:49 AM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': Just once, when part of the ChainOfDeals in Silver Spring leads you to an NPC who only wants a potato...
25th Jun '16 9:08:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BaldursGate'', Branwen is a priestess turned to stone by an evil mage. You can buy a ''stone to flesh'' scroll from the douchebag who's exploiting her situation for 500 gold. Or, you can go to a temple, get a scroll directly from a priest, and use that instead (and unless you've been butchering innocents along the way, you'll probably be able to get it for less). Or or, you can knock said douchebag over the head, and take his scroll for nothing.
** Played with in the expansion to ''[=BG2=]'', where an innocent commoner is killed before the player's eyes by a stray shot in a besieged city. His young child begs the player for help: and the player has the option of refusing, or merely comforting him for his loss. If they have a rod of resurrection, however, they can choose to use one of its limited charges to restore the commoner, who thanks you profusely. This gets you a point of reputation, but by this point you're likely at the maximum of 20 anyway. Or you could just have the party cleric cast a prepared Raise Dead spell.

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In ''BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', Branwen is a priestess turned to stone by an evil mage. You can buy a ''stone to flesh'' scroll from the douchebag who's exploiting her situation for 500 gold. Or, you can go to a temple, get a scroll directly from a priest, and use that instead (and unless you've been butchering innocents along the way, you'll probably be able to get it for less). Or or, you can knock said douchebag over the head, and take his scroll for nothing.
** Played with in the expansion to ''[=BG2=]'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', where an innocent commoner is killed before the player's eyes by a stray shot in a besieged city. His young child begs the player for help: and the player has the option of refusing, or merely comforting him for his loss. If they have a rod of resurrection, however, they can choose to use one of its limited charges to restore the commoner, who thanks you profusely. This gets you a point of reputation, but by this point you're likely at the maximum of 20 anyway. Or you could just have the party cleric cast a prepared Raise Dead spell.
13th Apr '16 10:21:25 PM dclark
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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' continues the grand tradition of two-bit thugs demanding money from unstoppable world-saving demigods. Hilariously, if you become leader of the Thieves' Guild, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny you can actually chastise them and take ''their'' money instead]]. More sympathetically, you will sometimes run across Stormcloaks taken prisoner by the Thalmor. Once you slaughter the Thalmor and free the prisoner ([[ScrewYouElves which you inevitably will]]) you can give the prisoner any items from your inventory. The guy probably won't survive long without some gear, but fortunately you've got 3-4 dead Thalmor you can strip for their gear.
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