History Main / NoheroDiscount

25th Sep '17 11:12:03 PM ProfessorDetective
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See also AdamSmithHatesYourGuts, which is where shop prices steadily rise regardless of how much sense this makes, and KarlMarxHatesYourGuts, where prices stay the same, again, regardless of logic. Also see DudeWheresMyRespect. May tempt some into trying to get a BallisticDiscount or a FiveFingerDiscount. This is averted with HospitalityForHeroes and DiscountCard.

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See also AdamSmithHatesYourGuts, which is where shop prices steadily rise regardless of how much sense this makes, and KarlMarxHatesYourGuts, where prices stay the same, again, regardless of logic. Also Also, see DudeWheresMyRespect. May tempt some into trying to get a BallisticDiscount or a FiveFingerDiscount. This is averted with HospitalityForHeroes and DiscountCard.



** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' lampshades, justifies ''and'' subverts it. As much as Jacob the shop owner would like to give Shanoa what she needs for free, he still has to make a living, and considering the village is in the middle of nowhere with Shanoa being one of his only customers in a time of great unrest due to Dracula's imminent return, he can't afford to give her stuff for free. He does, however, give her a discount card after she purchases enough stuff in his shop.

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** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' lampshades, justifies ''and'' subverts it. As much as Jacob the shop owner would like to give Shanoa what she needs for free, he still has to make a living, and considering the village is in the middle of nowhere with Shanoa being one of his only customers in a time of great unrest due to Dracula's imminent return, he can't afford to give her stuff for free. He does, however, give her a discount card DiscountCard after she purchases enough stuff in his shop.
10th Aug '17 4:49:16 PM WaveSwallow
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** Also averted in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', where you get discounts by 5% or so for every level of rep you have, up to 15% for exalted.

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** Also averted in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', where you get discounts by 5% or so for every level of rep you have, up to 15% 20% for exalted.[[HundredPercentHeroismRating exalted]]; unless you're a goblin and will barter with all the shopkeepers for the maximum discount regardless of reputation.
13th Jul '17 12:46:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** GenreSavvy townsfolk [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0122.html increase prices]] for adventurers, knowing that they're flush with loot from nearby dungeons. This is a LampshadeHanging of the fact that the prices in most ''D&D'' books don't fit the amount non-adventurers make -- your average townsperson gets a gold piece a month, so if they broke their pickaxe would have to save up three months wages for a new one.

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** GenreSavvy townsfolk Townsfolk [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0122.html increase prices]] for adventurers, knowing that they're flush with loot from nearby dungeons. This is a LampshadeHanging of the fact that the prices in most ''D&D'' books don't fit the amount non-adventurers make -- your average townsperson gets a gold piece a month, so if they broke their pickaxe would have to save up three months wages for a new one.
8th Jul '17 10:48:40 AM nombretomado
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* The UK got a 90% discount on the market value of the war-material sold to her ([[WorldWarTwo for fighting]] ThoseWackyNazis) by US corporations, and the interest rates on loans from the US government (that Britain was forced to take out to pay for said war-material) were pretty forgiving. But the loans were still so huge that Britain only paid off the last of them ''in 2007''.

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* The UK got a 90% discount on the market value of the war-material sold to her ([[WorldWarTwo ([[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII for fighting]] ThoseWackyNazis) by US corporations, and the interest rates on loans from the US government (that Britain was forced to take out to pay for said war-material) were pretty forgiving. But the loans were still so huge that Britain only paid off the last of them ''in 2007''.
2nd Jun '17 8:35:11 AM Daylight
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* Played for laughs in ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''. During the game, you come across a little man in a turtle suit. Turns out, he's part of a traveling merchant group whom are notorious for overpricing their items. Because the main characters in the game is a AntiHero at best and a VillainProtagonist at worst, it doesn't take long for him to fall in line and lower the prices, despite his constant whining about it.
23rd May '17 7:22:48 PM LinTaylor
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* Justified in ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series, in which every game takes place in a totally new setting, where your heroism in the previous games is known only to a few people, if any. The second game somewhat averts this trope: the people who you helped in the first game provide you with free room and board at their inn, and the merchants will give you the items you need to subdue the Elementals for free, but only if you ask at the appropriate time (so they won't just hand you over a brass lamp at any random point just because you asked for it, but if there's a fire elemental rampaging and you explain that you need it to capture it, they'll do so).

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* Justified in ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series, in which every game takes place in a totally new setting, where your heroism in the previous games is known only to a few people, if any. The second game somewhat averts this trope: the people who you helped in the first game provide you with free room and board at their inn, and the merchants will give you the items you need to subdue the Elementals for free, but only if you ask at the appropriate time (so they won't just hand you over a brass lamp at any random point just because you asked for it, but if there's a fire elemental rampaging and you explain that you need it to capture it, they'll do so). The exception to this is Issur the blacksmith, but then it's well-established that he's a {{Jerkass}}.
7th May '17 10:27:38 PM infernape612
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* As seen on ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' in the episode The Snelfu Snafu:Part 2 when the Cybermates had to pay full price for parts to locate the Encryptor Chip.

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* As seen on ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' in the episode The Snelfu Snafu:Part Snafu: Part 2 when the Cybermates had to pay full price for parts to locate the Encryptor Chip.
7th May '17 10:25:57 PM infernape612
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* "Smuggler" in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' won't give you explosives unless you pay an absurd amount of money for them, even if you've helped him out before, and even though he knows you need them to [[spoiler:blow up a superfreighter full of enough of an incurable virus to infect the entire North American continent!]]. The exception is the first time you're in Hell's Kitchen, where he gives you a discount if you rescue his friend from MJ12.

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* "Smuggler" in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' won't give you explosives unless you pay an absurd amount of money for them, even if you've helped him out before, and even though he knows you need them to [[spoiler:blow up a superfreighter full of enough of an incurable virus to infect the entire North American continent!]]. The exception is the first time you're in Hell's Kitchen, where he gives you a discount if you rescue his friend from MJ12.[=MJ12=].



** There's also a LIMB clinic office on Panchaea, where the shop keeper has barricaded herself against the crazed augs. She mentions that she'd ''like'' to give you a discount but the whole thing is based off a computer she cant change, so you're still charged full price for medicine, Typhoon ammo, and upgrade kits.

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** There's also a LIMB clinic office on Panchaea, where the shop keeper has barricaded herself against the crazed augs. She mentions that she'd ''like'' to give you a discount but the whole thing is based off a computer she cant can't change, so you're still charged full price for medicine, Typhoon ammo, and upgrade kits.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' sort of subverted this by having the shopkeeper in Bartz's home town give a discount (which is very appreciated when the single revival item in the game costs 1000 gold). But only because it's Bartz's hometown.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' subverted it at Figaro Castle, where the shopkeepers will refuse to charge Edgar (the king) or Sabin (his brother). However, both characters insist on paying, pointing out that the shopkeepers still have to earn a living. (If Edgar is your party leader, they still give you a 50% discount, though.)

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' sort of subverted subverts this by having the shopkeeper in Bartz's home town give a discount (which is very appreciated when the single revival item in the game costs 1000 gold). But only because it's Bartz's hometown.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' subverted subverts it at Figaro Castle, where the shopkeepers will refuse to charge Edgar (the king) or Sabin (his brother). However, both characters insist on paying, pointing out that the shopkeepers still have to earn a living. (If Edgar is your party leader, they still give you a 50% discount, though.)



--->Rin: I have faith in your victory.

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--->Rin: --->'''Rin''': I have faith in your victory.



** Averted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', where all transactions are done via the internet, so vendors are not aware of your status as heroes, but even then as you're characterised as villains for the entirety of the plot, even if they knew your identity, they'd probably not want to sell to you, let alone give a discount. [[spoiler:Another aversion is that the Fal'Cie control all technology, and are revealed late game to be secretly manipulating you in your quest to destroy them (which they desire) but are prevented in their programming from aiding you directly (by lowering prices presumably) One late game vendor though has a message from the Fal'Cie wishing you luck!]]

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** Averted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', where all transactions are done via the internet, so vendors are not aware of your status as heroes, but even then as you're characterised as villains for the entirety of the plot, even if they knew your identity, they'd probably not want to sell to you, let alone give a discount. [[spoiler:Another aversion is that the Fal'Cie control all technology, and are revealed late in the game to be secretly manipulating you in your quest to destroy them (which they desire) but are prevented in their programming from aiding you directly (by lowering prices presumably) prices, presumably). One late game vendor though has a message from the Fal'Cie wishing you luck!]] luck, though!]]



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' can get rather silly about this. ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'' is especially bad near the end. [[spoiler: All of humanity is frozen in stone by an evil god. The only people still alive are your party, the enemies (brought back to life by the god to stop you) and a group of merchants following you.]] They STILL don't offer you a discount. The kicker? In a few cutscenes, they outright '''give''' you the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity+1 Spellbooks]] they found lying around for free BECAUSE you're the last people alive and you're the only hope for everyone. Not the most consistent of merchants, these guys.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' can get rather silly about this. ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'' is especially bad near the end. [[spoiler: All of humanity is frozen in stone by an evil god. The only people still alive are your party, the enemies (brought back to life by the god to stop you) and a group of merchants following you.]] They STILL don't offer you a discount. The kicker? In a few cutscenes, they outright '''give''' you the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity+1 Spellbooks]] they found lying around for free BECAUSE you're the last people alive and you're the only hope for everyone. Not the most consistent of merchants, these guys.



** Exacerbated in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Fates]]'' where members of ''your own army'' are running the shops in [[PocketDimension My Castle]] yet still won't give Corrin the stuff for free. However discounts depends on the current keeper.

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** Exacerbated in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Fates]]'' where members of ''your own army'' are running the shops in [[PocketDimension My Castle]] yet still won't give Corrin the stuff for free. However However, discounts depends on the current keeper.



* ''VideoGame/JustCause 2'': The Sloth Demon will make you pay a ton of money for anything (except transportation), even after [[spoiler: you find out he's Tom Sheldon in disguise.]] Granted, Panau is a dictatorship and it's money is worth less than crap (Rico says himself than putting a bullet in the head of a guy to obtain some info would be ''more expensive'' than greasing his palm with a handful of banknotes), but come on, 20 grand for a pistol?

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* ''VideoGame/JustCause 2'': The Sloth Demon will make you pay a ton of money for anything (except transportation), even after [[spoiler: you find out he's Tom Sheldon in disguise.]] Granted, Panau is a dictatorship and it's its money is worth less than crap (Rico says himself than that putting a bullet in the head of a guy to obtain some info would be ''more expensive'' than greasing his palm with a handful of banknotes), but come on, 20 grand for a pistol?
30th Apr '17 1:22:45 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series, most of the marriageable bachelors and bachelorettes work in the area's shops, which are usually owned by their families. You won't get any kind of discount from their family's store if you marry one of them, ''even if your spouse is the one running the store''. This may be so that people would marry characters they liked, rather than just marrying the person that gives them the biggest discounts. It makes little sense in universe, but a lot of sense when you consider the implications of marrying someone for free cake at the bakery.
** Averted, however, in one of its spin-off series, ''Rune Factory'', you may get free fortune-telling or free bathing from your wife. Not that much, though.

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* In the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series, most of the marriageable bachelors and bachelorettes work in the area's shops, which are usually owned by their families. You won't get any kind of discount from their family's store if you marry one of them, ''even if your spouse is the one running the store''. This may be so that people would marry characters they liked, rather than just marrying the person that gives them the biggest discounts. It makes little sense in universe, but a lot of sense when you consider the implications of marrying someone for free cake at the bakery.
** Averted, however, in one of its spin-off series, ''Rune Factory'', ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'', you may get free fortune-telling or free bathing from your wife. Not that much, though.
28th Apr '17 11:35:43 AM gophergiggles
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** Played straight. None of the actual shops'll give you any credit. The shopkeeper in the DoomedHometown won't give a discount for the people who are going to save the world and whom he's known forever. Even "Marble's" charges you full price, even after you are identified as the Chosen's group and directly save the lives of both Chocolat and Cacao, the owners of the shop.

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** Played straight. None of the actual shops'll give you any credit. The shopkeeper in the DoomedHometown won't give a discount for the people who are going to save the world and whom he's known forever. Even "Marble's" charges you full price, even after you are identified as the Chosen's group and directly save the lives of both Chocolat and Cacao, the owners of the shop. This likely stems from the party not wanting to take advantage of people, as said group of impersonators are more than happy to ask for discounts that they actually get.
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