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24th May '16 3:05:00 AM PsychedelicVixen
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* A primary economic motivator for early-transition transsexuals is to work to pay for transition-related medical care (hormones, electrolysis, breast augmentation/reduction, GRS, etc. etc. etc.)
27th Apr '16 1:11:52 PM paul6334
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** Workers on Hugh Darrow's Panchea project are directly stated to have been augmented with money out of Darrow's pocket so they can survive in the deep sea working conditions and be more productive.
27th Apr '16 3:50:36 AM erforce
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* At the ending of Matt Cordell's storyline in ''VideoGame/TerrordomeTheGameRiseOfTheBoogeymen'', it is revealed that he was searching for Herbert West so that he can build him a new, healthier body. West agrees to do it, and Cordell starts working for him, collecting material for his research.

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* At the ending of Matt Cordell's storyline in ''VideoGame/TerrordomeTheGameRiseOfTheBoogeymen'', ''VideoGame/TerrordromeTheGameRiseOfTheBoogeymen'', it is revealed that he was searching for Herbert West so that he can build him a new, healthier body. West agrees to do it, and Cordell starts working for him, collecting material for his research.
22nd Mar '16 7:28:55 AM Hodor2
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* The origin story for the IneffectualSympatheticVillain Overdrive in ''ComicBook/SuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'' reveals that he received his powers and became a villain because of this. Overdrive was/is a huge superhero fanboy but after unsuccessfully trying to get powers by replicating an origin story (i.e. getting bitten by a radioactive spider), he decided to pursue his other interest of race car driving. Following an accident, he was visited in the hospital by the villain Mr. Negative who offered him superpowers in exchange for working for Negative (and owing him a debt for his powers). Overdrive agreed, having the GenreSavvy idea of starting out as a supervillain so that later on he could [[InvokedTrope invoke]] a HeelFaceTurn (he actually uses the term "face turn") and be welcomed with open arms by The Avengers and Spider-man.
* In ''Comicbook/AstonishingAntMan'', Cassie Lang ends up making such a deal in issue #6 as part of a potential FaceHeelTurn. Cassie was [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] shortly before the start of the comic but [[BroughtDownToNormal came back without her size-shifting powers]], ending her superhero career. She goes to the villain the Power Broker (the second one) who offers an App for supervillain recruiting and can provide clients with superpowers. Initially, she expresses interest in becoming a supervillain in exchange for having her powers restored, but the Power Broker sees through that and reveals that her father had kept secret from her the fact that she had been kidnapped by old enemy Darren Cross, who had made a new attempt to steal her heart. Since Cross had also robbed the Power Broker, he then offers a supposedly no-strings-attached deal to give Cassie her powers back in exchange for going after Cross (which she wants to do anyway).
1st Feb '16 11:20:02 PM M84
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* Komodo from ''Comicbook/AvengersTheInitiative'' figured out how to create a version of Curt Connor's Lizard serum that didn't give her a split personality. She is conscripted into the Initiative on the threat of being deprived of the serum. This is especially distressing to her because she's a paraplegic without it (being in Lizard form regenerates her legs).
30th Jan '16 4:21:26 PM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', WonderMan works for the villains because without the Enchantress' magic, he would have dissolved, and he's promised that his loyalty will be rewarded by making him human again.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', WonderMan works for the villains because without the Enchantress' magic, he would have dissolved, and he's promised that his loyalty will be rewarded by making him human again.
5th Dec '15 8:27:20 PM Hodor2
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* Similarly to ''Literature/TheCulture'' ''Literature/TheCompanyNovels'' also likes to have its personnel play the role of MysteriousBacker and recruit operatives through various perks. The immortal cyborg operates of The Company are usually recruited as young children in a precarious situation (i.e. prisoner of the Inquisition) and are offered immediate rescue and immortal life in an eventual utopia, which they will bring about by their supposedly righteous labors over the centuries. The Company's Victorian offshoot/cover organization " The Gentlemenís Speculative Society" mostly just outfits normal people with SchizoTech, but Mrs. Corvey, who works as a Madame and InformationBroker was recruited as a blind, syphilitic prostitute and in exchange for working for the Society, was cured of the venereal disease and given ElectronicEyes.
4th Dec '15 8:44:33 PM Godzillawolf
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* A two-way example in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne'': In "Ghost in the Machine", the disembodied Starstream bargains with Unicron's head in exchange for having his original body restored. Unicron demands new eyes and a new body (Cybertron) for himself.

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* A two-way example in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne'': In "Ghost in the Machine", the disembodied Starstream bargains with Unicron's head in exchange for having his original body restored. Unicron demands new eyes and a new body (Cybertron) for himself. Starscream [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu tricks Unicron into giving his early and just runs off with his shiny new body.]]
6th Nov '15 9:57:06 PM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' has a Forge World where the climate is particularly harsh due to millenia of pollution, where even augmented individuals only last a few hours (however, working in surface conditions is quite sought-after as the salary is effectively triple). The Tithe Worker's Survival Guide claims that "your supervisor will be happy to explain the procedure for repaying the cost of such enhancements".
5th Nov '15 8:28:58 AM erforce
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* At the ending of Matt Cordell's storyline in ''VideoGame/TerrordomeTheGameRiseOfTheBoogeymen'', it is revealed that he was searching for Herbert West so that he can build him a new, healthier body. West agrees to do it, and Cordell starts working for him, collecting material for his research.
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