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27th Jan '16 5:54:43 PM Sonofstranger
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** It doesn't really matter if he actually sells anything, though. His little bouts of quackery are mainly used as a distraction so that other members of the Thieves' Guild can do their business.
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** It doesn't really matter if he actually sells anything, though. His little bouts of quackery are mainly used as a distraction so that other members of the Thieves' Guild can do their business.business in the market with everybody handily looking at the person who isn't breaking into their stalls.
27th Jan '16 5:52:25 PM Sonofstranger
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Thieves Guild has fallen on such hard times that their recruiter, Brynjolf, is forced to run a sideline selling "genuine Falmer blood elixir" to the citizens of Riften.
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Thieves Guild has fallen on such hard times that their recruiter, Brynjolf, is forced to run a sideline selling miracle products such as "genuine Falmer blood elixir" to the citizens of Riften.Riften. A previous scam of his, "Wisp Essence", turned out to be crushed Nirnroot mixed with water. It doesn't help when you remember that [[FridgeHorror Nirnroot can be used to make a fairly potent poison.]] ** It doesn't really matter if he actually sells anything, though. His little bouts of quackery are mainly used as a distraction so that other members of the Thieves' Guild can do their business.
17th Jan '16 5:18:32 PM nombretomado
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* There's a PlanetOfHats of these in ''StarControl 2''.
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* There's a PlanetOfHats of these in ''StarControl 2''.''VideoGame/StarControlII''.
4th Jan '16 3:39:54 PM ZimFan89
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My mistake
-->'''Albert''': And "red velvet". Red velvet? There's a shirt in here?
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-->'''Albert''': And "red velvet". flannel". Red velvet? flannel? There's a shirt in here?
4th Jan '16 3:36:52 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Film/AMillionWaysToDieInTheWest'', Albert and Anna meet one at the fair who is cheerfully selling medical tonics and elixers that are clearly a crock of shit, going by the list of ingredients of one bottle. -->'''Anna''': Cocaine, alcohol, morphine, mercury with chalk? What the hell is "mercury with chalk"? -->'''Salesman''': [[BlatantLies Science!]] -->'''Albert''': And "red velvet". Red velvet? There's a shirt in here? -->'''Salesman''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Pieces of shirt.]]
27th Dec '15 11:08:11 AM dvorak
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27th Dec '15 11:07:24 AM dvorak
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* An American cold war propaganda peice had a sleazy man selling "Ism" tonic, as a cure to the ills of government. A savvy would-be customer shows the side effects of it as being horrible (slave farms, no free speech, everyone is poor and under the heel of the state). The townsfolk run the con man out of town by throwing his "medicine" at him.
27th Dec '15 11:03:30 AM dvorak
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[[folder:other]] * PlayedForLaughs with ''Macfuddy's Pepper Elixir'', a cola marketed like patent medicine. It's got such outrageous claims on it as "Infused with Luck! For 24 hours of favourable outcomes." and "Cures timidity and satisfies the daring!" In reality, it's spicy pop with a cool label. [[/folder]]
21st Dec '15 7:08:53 AM ZimFan89
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* Fanfic/TheGreatAlicornHunt has a unicorn calling himself "Professor" Cottonmouth who [[spoiler: sold a group of pregnant mares an elixir that caused severe birth defects, resulting in a number of stillbirths, and a few foals that died within a short time, and some maternal deaths as well. Ten odd years later only two foals that were exposed have survived, one of them by ascending to alicornhood in utero.]]
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* Fanfic/TheGreatAlicornHunt ''Fanfic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'' has a unicorn calling himself "Professor" Cottonmouth Cotton Mouth who [[spoiler: sold a group of pregnant mares an elixir that caused severe birth defects, resulting in a number of stillbirths, and a few foals that died within a short time, and some maternal deaths as well. Ten odd years later only two foals that were exposed have survived, one of them by ascending to alicornhood in utero.]] Played with when he reappears later on in the story, as [[spoiler: he genuinely thought that the Vitality Elixer would work as advertised, as negative side effects didn't show up in his initial test subject ([[ProfessorGuineaPig himself]]) until after he'd already sold it to the mares, by which point it was too late.]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone He's regretted it ever since.]]
12th Dec '15 11:20:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Priest}}''. Honest John is trying to sell a potion that wards off vampires when the sheriff shoots the bottle out of his hand.
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* ''Film/{{Priest}}''.''Film/{{Priest 2011}}''. Honest John is trying to sell a potion that wards off vampires when the sheriff shoots the bottle out of his hand.
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