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7th Dec '17 1:47:47 PM zer0vect0r
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** Geth, Lord of the Vault, specializes in making magical tablets into which contracts can be willed. If they break the contract, Geth controls them forever. These are actually very popular, and his agents take them all over so that two parties who don't trust each other can use one of Geth's tablets and be assured that neither of them would dare break the agreement.

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** * Geth, Lord of the Vault, specializes in making magical tablets into which contracts can be willed. If they break the contract, Geth controls them forever. These are actually very popular, and his agents take them all over New Phyrexia, so that two parties who don't trust each other can use one of Geth's tablets and be assured that neither of them would dare break the agreement.
3rd Nov '17 7:31:58 PM DustSnitch
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* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': The shinigami of [[AnotherDimension Grimwald]] form contracts with humans that allow them remain in their world by periodically feeding of their contractee's energy. But to establish the contract, the shinigami stabs them through the chest with a ceremonial sword that's attached to a soul binding chain. Ryosuke tried to hit [[BadassPrincess on Lisara]], shortly after meeting her, which she mistook as an offer to form a contract. [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice She accepted.]]

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* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': The shinigami of [[AnotherDimension Grimwald]] form contracts with humans that allow them remain in their world by periodically feeding of their contractee's energy. But to establish the contract, the shinigami stabs them through the chest with a ceremonial sword that's attached to a soul binding chain. Ryosuke tried to hit [[BadassPrincess on Lisara]], Lisara, shortly after meeting her, which she mistook as an offer to form a contract. [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice She accepted.]]
28th Oct '17 9:24:14 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'': Anything someone swears to do in the Ancient Language ''will'' be done-it compels them. The only out is if their personality gets changed so much they really aren't the same person as who swore it.

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* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'': Anything someone swears to do in the Ancient Language ''will'' be done-it compels them. The only out is if their personality gets changed so much they really aren't the same person as who swore it. That, or death, of course, or otherwise becoming physically or mentally incapable of doing it.
15th Oct '17 1:24:09 PM nombretomado
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* The heroine of ''TheAssassinsOfTamurin'' learns towards the end that a character has been bound by this all along.

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* The heroine of ''TheAssassinsOfTamurin'' ''Literature/TheAssassinsOfTamurin'' learns towards the end that a character has been bound by this all along.
3rd Oct '17 6:32:33 AM Berrenta
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Note that another sub-trope of DealWithTheDevil, the FaustianRebellion, is rarely if ever presented as viable countermand to a MagicallyBindingContract. However, should the person accomplish whatever ImpossibleTask was provided in the contract, then the [[LawfulEvil The Devil has to follow his part too]]. In this trope, you gotta beat 'em at their own game. [[FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow Characters who break one of these]] can become TheOathBreaker. Compare {{Geas}}, which is more of a spell or curse.

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Note that another sub-trope of DealWithTheDevil, the FaustianRebellion, is rarely if ever presented as viable countermand to a MagicallyBindingContract.Magically Binding Contract. However, should the person accomplish whatever ImpossibleTask was provided in the contract, then the [[LawfulEvil The Devil has to follow his part too]]. In this trope, you gotta beat 'em at their own game. [[FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow Characters who break one of these]] can become TheOathBreaker. Compare {{Geas}}, which is more of a spell or curse.



* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', Davy Jones is under a MagicallyBindingContract to ferry souls to the afterlife (he can also draft dead sailors using contracts of his own). His neglect of this duty is the reason he and his crew look like [[FishPeople fish-men]].

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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', Davy Jones is under a MagicallyBindingContract Magically Binding Contract to ferry souls to the afterlife (he can also draft dead sailors using contracts of his own). His neglect of this duty is the reason he and his crew look like [[FishPeople fish-men]].



* The ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series has the "Binding Oath", which if broken permanently strips you of all supernatural energy. This version of the MagicallyBindingContract is interestingly different in that:

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* The ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series has the "Binding Oath", which if broken permanently strips you of all supernatural energy. This version of the MagicallyBindingContract Magically Binding Contract is interestingly different in that:



* The ''Jade Regent'' RPG Actual Play podcasts from Podcast/{{RPGMP3}} feature a weapon called [[NamedWeapons Oathtaker]]. During their travels, the adventurers [[RobbingTheDead stumbled across]] this magical ''tetsubo'' (a [[CarryABigStick huge Oriental bludgeoning weapon]]). Apart from its obvious uses, it can also force people under a [[MagicallyBindingContract Blood Geas]]. It's currently wielded by Harold Shinken, who discovered that the Viking women of the [[GrimUpNorth Linnorm Kingdoms]] were [[ChickMagnet very impressed]] by the weapon's... [[PhallicWeapon craftsmanship]].
* One of the victims of Oathtaker's powers in the Podcast/{{RPGMP3}} podcasts, is a character called Skygni. He's a [[UpliftedAnimal magically Awakened]] [[KillItWithIce frost]]-[[BreathWeapon breathing]] [[AnIcePerson Winter]] [[SavageWolves Wolf]]. He swore a [[MagicallyBindingContract Blood Oath]] (under duress) to [[TokenEvilTeammate not eat people]]. Well, at least not the ones travelling with the heroes' caravan, anyway.

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* The ''Jade Regent'' RPG Actual Play podcasts from Podcast/{{RPGMP3}} feature a weapon called [[NamedWeapons Oathtaker]]. During their travels, the adventurers [[RobbingTheDead stumbled across]] this magical ''tetsubo'' (a [[CarryABigStick huge Oriental bludgeoning weapon]]). Apart from its obvious uses, it can also force people under a [[MagicallyBindingContract Blood Geas]].Geas. It's currently wielded by Harold Shinken, who discovered that the Viking women of the [[GrimUpNorth Linnorm Kingdoms]] were [[ChickMagnet very impressed]] by the weapon's... [[PhallicWeapon craftsmanship]].
* One of the victims of Oathtaker's powers in the Podcast/{{RPGMP3}} podcasts, is a character called Skygni. He's a [[UpliftedAnimal magically Awakened]] [[KillItWithIce frost]]-[[BreathWeapon breathing]] [[AnIcePerson Winter]] [[SavageWolves Wolf]]. He swore a [[MagicallyBindingContract Blood Oath]] Oath (under duress) to [[TokenEvilTeammate not eat people]]. Well, at least not the ones travelling with the heroes' caravan, anyway.
9th Sep '17 4:11:55 PM FactoidCow
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings," the Robot Devil makes Fry sign one.
4th Sep '17 10:56:41 AM MiinU
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* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': The shinigami of [[AnotherDimension Grimwald]] form contracts with humans that allow them remain in their world by periodically feeding of their contractee's energy. But to establish the contract, the shinigami stabs them through the chest with a ceremonial sword that's attached to a soul binding chain. Ryosuke unwittingly agrees to form a contract [[BadassPrincess with Lisara]] in episode 1.

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* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': *''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': The shinigami of [[AnotherDimension Grimwald]] form contracts with humans that allow them remain in their world by periodically feeding of their contractee's energy. But to establish the contract, the shinigami stabs them through the chest with a ceremonial sword that's attached to a soul binding chain. Ryosuke unwittingly agrees tried to form a contract hit [[BadassPrincess with Lisara]] in episode 1.on Lisara]], shortly after meeting her, which she mistook as an offer to form a contract. [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice She accepted.]]
4th Sep '17 10:49:14 AM MiinU
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*''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': The shinigami of [[AnotherDimension Grimwald]] form contracts with humans that allow them remain in their world by periodically feeding of their contractee's energy. But to establish the contract, the shinigami stabs them through the chest with a ceremonial sword that's attached to a soul binding chain. Ryosuke unwittingly agrees to form a contract [[BadassPrincess with Lisara]] in episode 1.
18th Aug '17 8:32:47 AM Medinoc
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' had a magical item that makes contracts magically bound so that they ''have'' to be followed through. Fate attempted to use it; he nearly got Negi to promise not to interfere with his plans. [[spoiler:The girls later use it against Dynamis, making him promise to stop trying to interfere with ''their'' plans. Dynamis only agreed because he thought he'd already won anyway, and because while conductive to the Fatettes, it wasn't conductive to the Averrunci.]]

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' had a magical item that makes contracts magically bound so that they ''have'' to be followed through. Fate attempted to use it; it: he nearly got Negi to promise not to interfere with his plans.plans, in such way that Fate himself would not be bound to what he proposed in exchange. [[spoiler:The girls later use it against Dynamis, making him promise to stop trying to interfere with ''their'' plans. Dynamis only agreed because he thought he'd already won anyway, and because while conductive to the Fatettes, it wasn't conductive to the Averrunci.]]
11th Aug '17 2:54:29 PM tropower
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Fairy Mason helps Timmy make [[GenieInABottle Norm the Genie]] sign one so he'll grant Timmy's last wish without any loopholes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Fairy Mason [[Series/PerryMason Fairy]] [[PunnyName Mason]] helps Timmy make [[GenieInABottle Norm the Genie]] sign one so he'll grant Timmy's last wish without any loopholes.
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