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17th Mar '16 6:27:15 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/MapleStory''; while ''you'' don't get discounts for ''your'' heroics, one benefit to belonging to a Guild is that they grant merchant discounts depending on their game ranking. The bigger the guild and the most high-Level players in said guild, the better the discount. Thus, a guild full of heroic players will indeed get a Hero Discount, but this is rendered void if you leave it.



* The Lunar Lunch-O-Mat owner from ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' gives you a mere 25% discount for being "the savior of [his] entire species," but it's sort of meaningless because you can't even visit the store until you've saved his entire species. Plus, the undiscounted prices would be things like [[GlobalCurrencyException 133 and one-third isotopes]], and since you can't have a fraction of an isotope, he's probably lying about the discount. [[RuleOfFunny Or it's, you know, a joke.]]

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The Lunar Lunch-O-Mat owner from ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' gives you a mere 25% discount for being "the savior of [his] entire species," but it's sort of meaningless because you can't even visit the store until you've saved his entire species. Plus, the undiscounted prices would be things like [[GlobalCurrencyException 133 and one-third isotopes]], and since you can't have a fraction of an isotope, he's probably lying about the discount. [[RuleOfFunny Or it's, you know, a joke.]]



* In both ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' and ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'', you can have a merchant job class in your party; the higher level the merchant, the better stuff they sell (and possibly at lower prices).
** Said merchants still need to get stuff from somewhere (some kind of off-screen third party provider, possibly), so they still need money to pay for it.

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* In both ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' and ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'', you can have a merchant job class in your party; the higher level the merchant, the better stuff they sell (and possibly at lower prices).
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prices). Said merchants still need to get stuff from somewhere (some kind of off-screen third party provider, possibly), so they still need money to pay for it.



* In the final dungeon of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', just before the entrance to the final boss battle against Smithy, ''The'' Toad as in Peach's assistant, sets up the area with a save block. He also sets up ''shop'' to sell you items like mushrooms and revival potions. Note that this Toad is on ''your'' side and the fate of the world hangs in the balance on this next fight. Guess the economy's more important than that. Although he does sell them at half price.

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In the final dungeon of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', dungeon, just before the entrance to the final boss battle against Smithy, ''The'' Toad as in Peach's assistant, sets up the area with a save block. He also sets up ''shop'' [[IntrepidMerchant to sell you items items]] like mushrooms and revival potions. Note that this Toad is on ''your'' side and the fate of the world hangs in the balance on this next fight. Guess the economy's more important than that. Although he does sell them at half price.



** Before that, [[CloudCuckooLander Hinopio]] charges positively extraordinary prices for the luxury of sleeping on a pile of wooden crates. In a volcano. This gets lampshaded in the official strategy guide.
*** It helps that Hinopio is the only game in the volcano. It also makes for a great CrowningMomentOfFunny when Mario awakens face-down on the very uncomfortable-looking crates.

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** Before that, [[CloudCuckooLander Hinopio]] charges positively extraordinary prices for the luxury of sleeping on a pile of wooden crates. In a volcano. This gets lampshaded in the official strategy guide.
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guide. (It helps that Hinopio is the only game in the volcano. It also makes for a great CrowningMomentOfFunny when Mario awakens face-down on the very uncomfortable-looking crates.)



** In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', you're saving ''the universe'', and you ''still'' have to pay for every single thing including Inns, items, and even ''fortune telling'' on which places you're supposed to be. How about the fact that Mario was the legendary hero to save the universe foretold 1000 years ago? And of course the things you buy are twice as costly as when you sell them.
*** Bestovius makes reference to this trope, telling Mario that he will not teach him how to flip dimensions for free, and complaining that "heroes always expect everything to be given to them!". It does turn into a subversion if you refuse to pay twice in a row, whereupon he offers to teach it for free just so you can continue on your quest.
** This goes back to ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' where Toad lets you pick one of three boxes and get whatever item is inside it. Why not just let Mario get the items from all three boxes?

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** In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', you're You're saving ''the universe'', and you ''still'' have to pay for every single thing including Inns, items, and even ''fortune telling'' on which places you're supposed to be. How about the fact that Mario was the legendary hero to save the universe foretold 1000 years ago? And of course the things you buy are twice as costly as when you sell them.
*** ** Bestovius makes reference to this trope, telling Mario that he will not teach him how to flip dimensions for free, and complaining that "heroes always expect everything to be given to them!". It does turn into a subversion if you refuse to pay twice in a row, whereupon he offers to teach it for free just so you can continue on your quest.
** * This goes back to ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' where Toad lets you pick one of three boxes and get whatever item is inside it. Why not just let Mario get the items from all three boxes?
13th Mar '16 12:24:06 AM DrFraud
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* In the ''Dink Smallwood'' mod ''Attack of the Mutant Veggies'' the only sword available costs 500 gold pieces ''and'' a note of permission from the king. When Dink tried to argue that he should just be ''given'' the sword since he was the only one out there saving their butts from the title ex-foodstuffs, the blacksmith countered that he and his family still had to eat.

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* In the ''Dink Smallwood'' mod ''Attack of the Mutant Veggies'' the only sword available costs 500 gold pieces ''and'' a note of permission from the king. When Dink tried to argue argues that he should just be ''given'' the sword since he was he's the only one out there saving their butts from the title ex-foodstuffs, the blacksmith countered counters that he and his family still had have to eat.
13th Mar '16 12:18:56 AM DrFraud
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* Lampshaded in ''Lawrence of Aragon'' after leaving an item shop in the starting town.
-->'''Lawrence:''' No matter what you do for the people, they're never grateful enough to offer a discount.



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22nd Jan '16 9:59:12 PM Ohio9
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: In the ''Warlods of Draenor'' expansion, vendors in your own garrison will charge you full price for their services. Kind of makes your rank of commanding officer feel pretty hollow.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': In the ''Warlods of Draenor'' expansion, vendors in your own garrison will charge you full price for their services. Kind of makes your rank of commanding officer feel pretty hollow.
22nd Jan '16 9:58:11 PM Ohio9
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: In the ''Warlods of Draenor" expansion, vendors in your own garrison will charge you full price for their services. Kind of makes your rank of commanding officer feel pretty hollow.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: In the ''Warlods of Draenor" Draenor'' expansion, vendors in your own garrison will charge you full price for their services. Kind of makes your rank of commanding officer feel pretty hollow.
22nd Jan '16 9:57:01 PM Ohio9
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: In the ''Warlods of Draenor" expansion, vendors in your own garrison will charge you full price for their services. Kind of makes your rank of commanding officer feel pretty hollow.
17th Jan '16 9:41:22 AM HeraldAlberich
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* In the novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'', averted by Obi-Wan via JediMindTrick. He takes Boga the dragonmount without paying, but apologizes to the dragon-wrangler (who can't understand Basic anyway), pointing out that it's for the purpose of saving the planet Utapau.
7th Jan '16 6:16:35 AM Ohio9
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* In ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'', most of the survivor base areas have vendors who will sell you equipment. Despite the fact that the island has been overrun with zombies (thus making money useless), you constantly perform missions to help them, and the fact that they face certain death if you are killed, the vendors still insist on charging you money for their items
27th Dec '15 1:08:37 PM gophergiggles
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Fluttershy not only doesn't get a discount but is actually ''overcharged'' for produce because the store owner [[JerkassBall is an asshole]], and Twilight Sparkle is unable to hail a cab in Manehattan. Keep in mind both of these folks have ''saved the world'' several times over, are national heroes, and the latter is ''royalty''.
20th Dec '15 10:28:36 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}} zigzags on this trope. There are a few vendors who will give you very good prices based on your affiliations. For example, Tinker Tom will only sell to you if you're a member of the Railroad, but he offers excellent prices because he's also a member of the Railroad and trying to help you out. Unfortunately, he's got rather limited selection. Other vendors won't give you that great of discounts, even shops you've built yourself at your settlements (though the fact that you get a cut of the profits does help offset this).
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