Created By: Scalondragon on November 22, 2013

Deal Breaker

The one condition you can't get around that lets you complete a deal.

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You and a friend are trying to get things you want. You negotiate, trade and haggle...until something comes up one or both of you won't compromise on.

Substition won't work, nor will increasing what you're offering.

It might be "we do it like this or we don't do it."

There might even be another condition that gets added on that makes it even less likely the deal will "get done," especially if it's something one side can't deal with no matter what.

Eventually one side gives up and decide's it's not worth dealing now.

Congratulations, you've just seen the Deal Breaker in action.

At times it's just something small and normally people ask "Why would you not do it?" Other times it's "Well, no wonder it didn't go through" when it's something too much or too personal to do.
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  • November 22, 2013
    DAN004
    Example plz.
  • November 22, 2013
    randomsurfer
    The Simpsons: Homer's house is up for sale cheap beacuse of some various wacky hijinks ensuing. This is his best offer.
    Ralph Wiggum: I'll give you a milk and 3 crayons for your house.
    Realtor Cookie Kwan: It's a good deal. I advise you to take it.
    Homer: Make it a chocolate milk and you got a deal.
    Ralph: I'm walking away.
  • November 23, 2013
    WeAreAllKosh
    Live-Action TV

    • In the Babylon 5 episode "Deathwalker", G'Kar's aide Na'Toth attacks Jhadur (a long-disappeared war criminal known as "Deathwalker", travelling incognito) when she comes out of customs at the station, because some of Na'Toth's family members were killed by her sadistic medical experiments in the Dilgar War. It turned out Jhadur had made some medical breakthroughs while working in hiding, and had developed an anti-aging serum that promised immortality. Apparently Narn intelligence knew about this, and the Narn government had Ambassador G'Kar negotiate privately with Jhadur on a deal to secure this serum. A deal seemed about to go forward until Jhadur stipulated one more condition: that her attacker Na'Toth's head be given to her on a plate. G'Kar simply recoiled in horror... and the deal did not go through.
  • November 23, 2013
    Scalondragon
    The Webcomic "Menage a 3" had lead Gary give a porn star, Amber-Amber, great oral sex. She offers a threesome and he thinks it's two girls and a guy. Instead, she tells him the third is a friend of theirs, Dillon, a gay guy. Gary tries to ask offer his roomie Zii (short for Suzi) as a replacement third, but she holds firm. And then she also adds he must give Dillon oral sex as well—"Otherwise, it's rude." He locks up in panic (she thinks he's bi-curious, and he's a virgin). When the threesome falls through, Amber talks it over with Chanelle, who then tells her, "And you let him go?!?" and makes it clear this once Amber should have been willing to compromise.
  • November 23, 2013
    Chabal2
    Homer Simpson once left an Alternate Universe where his family was respected and much better off when no one knows what a donut is. Seconds after he leaves, Marge looks out the window, sighing that it's raining again. Raining donuts.
  • November 24, 2013
    Scalondragon
    The Game Monopoly is the main place you'd find the Deal Breaker. When you negotiate for properties, you might have to pay a premium if the other player's knowing you want it badly, or possibly make it too expensive if a property's needed to complete a monopoly.

    The Game Monopoly Deal has a card named "Deal Breaker" in which if you MADE a monopoly, possibly with buildings on it, they can all be stolen from you by the person playing the card!
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