There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Any form of success, career-oriented, technological, artistic, what-have-you, is spawned from a Deal with the Devil
. It may also be Powered by a Forsaken Child
. Beware shades of And Man Grew Proud
. Related to Ambition Is Evil
. As a rule, this means that anything a person creates will blow up in their face:
: Victor creates the creature (and neglects it terribly); the creature turns on him.
: Every single new technology, with only a few exceptions that are usually developed off-screen like quantum torpedoes or faster warp drives, ends up like this.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
: Jackson becomes President only to come to despise the office and the people.