History PlayingWith / DealWithTheDevil

17th Jul '16 2:27:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** Bob makes a deal with a demon of the DarkIsNotEvil persuasions; as such, the deal is more of the BargainWithHeaven variety despite its demonic nature. The demon provides whatever Bob requests at either a cost stipulated by Bob or a cost that is minimal for Bob to pay; his soul might even be a non-issue in the exchange, and the cost might be something else - say, a century of service as the cost when Bob's request is immortality. The end result is a great deal of costumer satisfaction, and a [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy faustian bargain being portrayed as widely a positive thing, thus providing incentive for others to fellow suit.]]

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** Bob makes a deal with a demon of the DarkIsNotEvil persuasions; as such, the deal is more of the BargainWithHeaven variety despite its demonic nature. The demon provides whatever Bob requests at either a cost stipulated by Bob or a cost that is minimal for Bob to pay; his soul might even be a non-issue in the exchange, and the cost might be something else - say, a century of service as the cost when Bob's request is immortality. The end result is a great deal of costumer satisfaction, and a [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy faustian bargain being portrayed as widely a positive thing, thus providing incentive for others to fellow suit.]]
20th Oct '15 11:05:05 AM AHI-3000
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** Bob rents his soul for a for trivial and short-term gains.
** Bob makes a deal with a being who is while not actively malicious, has a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality different view of morality than humans]] and can be dangerous because of that.

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** Bob rents his soul for a for trivial and short-term gains.
** Bob makes a deal with a being who is while not actively malicious, has a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality different view of morality than humans]] and can be dangerous because of that.



** Old [[{{Satan}} Mr. Scratch]] is very powerful and capable of granting any wish -- for a price...
** Bob is an extremely bad situation and has to resort to this as a form of DeusExMachina (or, more accurately, a Daemon Ex Machina)

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** Old [[{{Satan}} Mr. Scratch]] is very powerful and capable of [[MakeAWish granting any wish wish]] -- for a price...
** Bob is in an extremely bad situation situation, and has to resort to this as a form of DeusExMachina (or, more accurately, a Daemon Ex Machina)



** Satan tries to buy some much needed coal and pitchforks from Bob but doesn't have any money on hand.

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** Satan tries to buy some much needed coal and pitchforks from Bob Bob, but doesn't have any money on hand.



** Bob is a lawyer, and forces Satan to a legally binding contract that ensues that it won't backfire on Bob in any way at all.

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** Bob is a lawyer, and forces Satan to a legally binding contract that ensues contract, which ensures that it won't backfire on Bob in any way at all.



** Bob sells his soul for something ridiculously trivial, which he probably could have just gotten cheaply or for free anyway. Even the buyer is [[EvenEvilHasStandards appalled]] by [[WastefulWishing his supreme lack of ambition / intelligence]].

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** Bob sells his soul for something ridiculously trivial, trivial ([[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons such as]] [[WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror a doughnut]]), which he probably could have just gotten cheaply or for free anyway. Even the buyer is [[EvenEvilHasStandards appalled]] by [[WastefulWishing his supreme lack of ambition / intelligence]].



* '''Played For Laughs''': After the deal, Satan takes pleasure in ensuring that Bob's deal backfires in as humourous a fashion as possible.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is gradually corrupted by his deal with Satan, being reduced to ever more vile acts of depravity and forcing Alice to find a way to try and void the contract with Satan.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': After the deal, Satan [[JackassGenie Satan]] takes pleasure in ensuring that Bob's deal backfires in as humourous humorous a fashion as possible.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is gradually corrupted by his deal with Satan, being reduced to ever more vile acts of depravity depravity, and forcing Alice to find a way to try and void the contract with Satan.
14th May '15 3:02:35 AM MechWarrior
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** *punt* ''[[ThoseWhoHuntElves Santa!]]'' not ''Satan!''"

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** *punt* ''[[ThoseWhoHuntElves ''[[Manga/ThoseWhoHuntElves Santa!]]'' not ''Satan!''"
12th Apr '15 2:29:29 AM XadhoomXado
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* '''Reconstructed''': Bob sells his soul to save his dying wife, Alice. Without a soul, Bob becomes a monster for a moment and attempts to strangle Alice. However, his soul's good nature wins through and fights it's way free of the devil's grip and back to him. This earns the Devil's ire, and Bob has to deal with a curse of some sort - but he's happy as long as Alice is alive.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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Bob sells his soul to save his dying wife, Alice. Without a soul, Bob becomes a monster for a moment and attempts to strangle Alice. However, his soul's good nature wins through and fights it's way free of the devil's grip and back to him. This earns the Devil's ire, and Bob has to deal with a curse of some sort - but he's happy as long as Alice is alive.alive.
** Bob makes a deal with a demon of the DarkIsNotEvil persuasions; as such, the deal is more of the BargainWithHeaven variety despite its demonic nature. The demon provides whatever Bob requests at either a cost stipulated by Bob or a cost that is minimal for Bob to pay; his soul might even be a non-issue in the exchange, and the cost might be something else - say, a century of service as the cost when Bob's request is immortality. The end result is a great deal of costumer satisfaction, and a [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy faustian bargain being portrayed as widely a positive thing, thus providing incentive for others to fellow suit.]]
5th Feb '15 6:49:36 AM XadhoomXado
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** Bob makes a deal with [[{{God}} The Big Man Upstairs]] that he will release all his works into public domain in exchange for a complete lack of creativity block.

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** Bob makes a deal with [[{{God}} The Big Man Upstairs]] that he will release all his works into public domain in exchange for a complete lack of creativity block.BargainWithHeaven instead.



** Satan makes the offer to Bob, who goes through with it... But Satan is [[SatanIsGood acting as an agent for God]] who has made this into a test for Bob, where what he does with his gifts matters, to see if he is worthy of having his soul at all.

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** Satan makes the offer to Bob, who goes through with it... But Satan is [[SatanIsGood acting as an agent for God]] who has made this into a test for Bob, where what he does with his gifts matters, to see if he is worthy of having his soul at all.all.
** Satan (or some sort of demon) makes a bargain with Bob, which turns out to be fairly benign in execution; say, Bob's soul only becomes Satan's post-death, giving Bob ample time to enjoy what he bargained for before the payment is due.
3rd Feb '15 2:49:08 PM RatherRandomRachel
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* '''Subverted''': Satan offers Bob anything he wants in exchange for his soul. Bob decides it's not worth it and refuses.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Satan offers Bob anything he wants in exchange for his soul. Bob decides it's not worth it and refuses.refuses.
** Satan makes the offer to Bob, who goes through with it... But Satan is [[SatanIsGood acting as an agent for God]] who has made this into a test for Bob, where what he does with his gifts matters, to see if he is worthy of having his soul at all.
29th Jul '14 6:35:54 PM randomtroper89
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* '''Downplayed''': Bob rents his soul for a for trivial and short-term gains.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Bob rents his soul for a for trivial and short-term gains.gains.
** Bob makes a deal with a being who is while not actively malicious, has a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality different view of morality than humans]] and can be dangerous because of that.
18th Mar '14 4:11:56 PM ASHDEVIL
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Bob is somehow aware of the fact that Satan buys souls, and thus sells his to Satan, only to tell Satan that in exchange he wants Satan to never buy another soul, or something else benefitting the cause of good.
31st Dec '13 2:05:18 AM Dylanamin
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** DidYouJustScamCthulu?

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** DidYouJustScamCthulu?DidYouJustScamCthulhu
31st Dec '13 2:04:52 AM Dylanamin
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** DidYouJustScamCthulu

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** DidYouJustScamCthuluDidYouJustScamCthulu?
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