[[folder:Anime & Manga]]

->'''Ed:''' I see now. Our theory isn't wrong, it's just incomplete. Just a bit more! Please, let me see a bit more (into the GateOfTruth)!\\
'''Truth:''' ...No can do. This is all I can show for this much passage fee.\\
'''Ed:''' Passage fee?\\
'''Truth:''' That's correct. [[AnArmAndALeg Passage fee]]. [[SlasherSmile Equivalent Exchange, no?]] Ain't that right, alchemist boy?\\
'''Ed:''' Alphonse, no! No, dammit. You won't take him too. Give him back! He's my brother! Take my leg. Take my arm! Take my heart, ANYTHING, YOU CAN HAVE IT! Just give him back! He's my little brother, he's all I have left!\\
'''Truth:''' That fool... he's back for more.\\
'''Truth:''' Just how to you plan on pulling an entire human out of here? What's your payment? Do you intend to offer your own body?\\
'''Ed:''' Yeah, I've got your payment right here, so go ahead and take it! [[spoiler:This thing is my GateOfTruth.]]\\
'''Truth:''' ...And you're sure about this? [[spoiler:[[BroughtDownToNormal You do realize that you'll never be able to perform alchemy again without your gate.]]]] You sure you'll be okay without it? Think carefully now!\\
'''Ed:''' [[spoiler:Who even needs alchemy, when I've got my friends!]]\\
'''Truth:''' [[spoiler:[[TricksterMentor You've done it! That's the right answer! Good job! You beat me! Go ahead! Take him home! The back door's right over there! Goodbye, Edward Elric!]]]]
-->-- ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''



->'''The Penguin:''' This is a special item. Wholly unique. It was excavated decades ago from a Navajo reservation. An archaeologist took it as a soil sample from a secret underground grotto, before a cave-in wiped it off the maps. They were [[SkinWalker Skinwalkers]], these people, could [[VoluntaryShapeshifting change their shape as they pleased]]. A wolf, a bear - the usual nature-y nonsense. Legend has it that the grotto was the Skinwalkers' temple... and this clay-like substance was the source of their power.
->'''Basil Karlo:''' I don't have much, but [[IJustWantToBeSpecial I'd give anything]]-
->'''The Penguin:''' Don't worry, let's not discuss money. [[FauxAffablyEvil I'm always happy to help out a struggling artist]].
->'''Basil Karlo:''' I don't know how I'll repay you, Mr Cobblepott.
->'''The Penguin:''' Oh, don't worry... [[IndenturedServitude I'm sure we'll think of something]]. [--[[EvilLaugh Wa Wa Wa.]]--]
-->--''[[ComicBook/New52 Batman: The Dark Knight #24]] - [[VillainEpisode Captive Audience]]''

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]

->I'm Giving You A Taste Of What It's Like To Make A Contract With Me. Pretty Ok, Isn't It? Totally Worth A Small Portion Of Your Strange Mortal Soul.
-->-- '''The River Spirit''', ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8236067/2/Bird-of-Earth-of-Sky-of-Sea Bird of Earth, of Sky, of Sea]]''

->The demon was suddenly all around her, in her throat, in her eyes, in her lungs, scraping against her skin, raking her across her back, lifting her up, sliding between her toes and fingers, impossible tongues of shadow all around her, licking at her quivering flesh, whispering sweetly into her ears, so sweetly, promising justice, promising punishments and power, if only, if only she'll serve, if only she'll serve the lords of Hell, be their arbiter, their magistrate, carry their laws into Creation and make the dragon-bloods and their Scarlet Empire fear her judgement. The promises permeate her mind, the images of dragon-bloods in gallows, Empires shattering, the dragons thrown aside, the gates of Heaven thrown wide by demons and shadows and there, in the middle of it all, there she is, and she is tall, and powerful and blind and beautiful, and it is so perfect, even as the noose descends on the mightiest gods, and they're all squirming, all dying, even her previous victims, they were all dying, again and again, and it was all too much, it rushed over her and she was overcome, and she couldn't help but urgently plead: "Yes, yes, yes, yes..."
-->-- ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1147209?view_full_work=true Broken Crane, Triumphant Tiger]]'', an ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}/WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' fic

->She felt no remorse for the men and women who had fallen at her feet; frankly, it was impossible. Ruby Rose lived without the ability to feel guilty. Ruby Rose lived without a part of her soul. She’d traded it with the Elders, for powers and immortality. But so had seven others. And all of them were ready to throw her off the throne, because that’s what had been happening for hundreds of years. Their eternal damnation for wanting power, was to constantly pine for the throne of Vale. Each of them lost an emotion with a part of their soul, which warped their minds in different ways.
-->-- ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} [[http://dustywritingpotion.tumblr.com/post/95542777350/rwby-monarch-au-chapter-1-in-cold-blood Monarch AU]]''

->A man sits in darkness, pouring over dusty records.\\
''My my my, don't you ever do anything interesting?''\\
He swatted at the tendril of smoke coiling around him, dispersing it effortlessly.\\
''Why don't you just accept my help?''\\
He sighed. "I shall succeed under my own power. Keep your games to yourself."\\
-->-- ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10327455/6/Sol-Reaper Sol Reaper]]''


[[folder:Film - Animated]]

->If you want to cross the bridge, my sweet,\\
You've got the pay the toll.\\
Take a gulp and take a breath,\\
And go ahead and sign the scroll!\\
[[ThoseTwoBadGuys Flotsam! Jetsam!]] Now I've ''got'' her, boys!\\
The boss is on a roll!\\
This poor unfortunate soul!
-->-- '''[[LargeHam Ursula]]''', ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', [[VillainSong "Poor Unfortunate Souls"]]

->[[EldritchAbomination Friends]], I know I'm in hock to y'all pretty deep already, but it seems our [[BalefulPolymorph little froggy prince]] lost his way, and I need your [[LivingShadow generous]] [[TheLegionsOfHell assistance]] gettin' him back. (''[[MirthlessLaughter nervous laugh]]'') I hear ya! Now what's in it for y'all? Well, as soon as I [[VoodooDoll dispose]] of [[AdiposeRex Big Daddy LaBouff]], and ''I'm'' runnin' this town...(''snickers evilly'') I'll have the entire city of New Orleans in the palm of my hand. And ''you'll'' have all the [[YourSoulIsMine wayward souls your dark little hearts desire]]. Ya'll love that, doncha? So, we got ourselves a deal?
-->-- '''Dr. Facilier,''' ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''


[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]

->I... I went to the police, like a good American. These two boys were brought to trial. The judge sentenced them to three years in prison, and suspended the sentence. Suspended the sentence! They went free, that very day! I stood in the courtroom like a fool, and those two ''bastards'', they ''smiled'' at me! And I said to my wife, "for justice, we must go to Don Corleone."
-->-- '''Amerigo Bonasera''', ''Film/TheGodfather''

->Now don't try to kid me, man-cub\\
I'll make a deal with you\\
What I desire is man's red fire to make my dream come true\\
Now give me the secret, man-cub\\
C'mon! Clue me what to do!\\
Give me the power of man's red flower [[IntriguedByHumanity so I can be like you!]]
-->-- '''King Louie''' in [[VillainSong "I Wanna Be Like You"]], ''Film/{{The Jungle Book|2016}}''

->'''Dan Marino:''' I can't stand retirement. Come on, just let me win one Superbowl.\\
'''Satan:''' In exchange for eternal damnation of your soul? [[SatanIsGood You're much too nice a guy for me to want to do that to you, Mr. Marino]].\\
'''Marino:''' You did it for Namath!\\
'''Satan:''' Yeah, but Joe was coming here anyways.\\
'''Marino:''' This sucks. (''storms off'') I'll just go to the Superbowl as an announcer! And I'll win myself an Emmy!\\
'''Satan:''' That's the spirit!\\
'''Nicky:''' You're a good Devil, Dad.\\
'''Satan:''' And I also happen to be a Jets fan.
-->-- ''Film/LittleNicky''

->'''Winslow:''' "The party of the first part gives the party of the second part and his associates full power to do with him at their pleasure, to rule, to send, to fetch, or carry him or his, be it either body, soul, flesh, blood or goods." What does that mean?\\
'''[[CorruptCorporateExecutive Swan]]:''' [[BlatantLies That's a transportation clause]].\\
'''Winslow:''' "All articles which are excluded shall be deemed included." What does that mean?\\
'''Swan:''' ...[[ImplausibleDeniability that's a clause to protect you, Winslow]]. Anyway, what difference does it make? What choice do you have?\\
'''Winslow:''' (''reluctantly'') I'll rewrite my cantata... [[MadArtist but you'd best play what I write]].\\
(''Swan jabs him in the finger with a sharpened pen; a drop of Winslow's blood lands on the contract page below'')\\
'''Swan:''' [[BloodOath Ink isn't worth anything to me]], Winslow. Now sign.\\
(''he does so, Swan following suit with the aid of a blood-inked stamp'')\\
'''Swan:''' Excellent. Now, we're in business together... ''[[WhoWantsToLiveForever forever]].''
-->-- ''Film/PhantomOfTheParadise''

->[[CatchPhrase Do you fear death?]] Do you fear that dark abyss? All your deeds laid bare, all your sins punished. I can offer you an escape. [...] I offer you a choice. Join my crew, and postpone the judgement. One hundred years before the mast. Will ye serve?
-->-- '''Davy Jones''', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest''

->'''Lando Calrissian:''' Lord Vader, what about Leia and the Wookiee?\\
'''Darth Vader:''' They must never again leave this city.\\
'''Lando:''' That was ''never'' a condition of our agreement, nor was giving Han to this bounty hunter!\\
'''Darth Vader''': Perhaps you think you are being treated unfairly?\\
'''Lando''': ...No.\\
'''Vader''': Good. [[ShameIfSomethingHappened It would be unfortunate]] if I had to leave a garrison here.\\
'''Lando''': (''after Vader leaves'') This "deal" is getting worse all the time!
-->-- ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''



->'''Elder Seth:''' Colonel Presley could have made a deal with me. I have always taken an interest in music. His life would have been different.\\
'''Krokodil:''' Better?\\
'''Seth:''' Different.
-->-- ''[[Literature/DarkFuture Comeback Tour]]''

->[[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Go-go gadget]] Faustian bargain!
-->-- '''Harry Dresden''', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''

->''“To bargain with devils is to paint with your own blood: the greater the work, the harsher the price.”''
-->--'''Dread Empress Maleficent II,''' ''Literature/APracticalGuideToEvil''

->And, by any chance, does all this knowledge and power and good advice come for only three easy installments of nineteen ninety-five plus shipping and handling? Or maybe it comes with a bonus set of knives tough enough to saw through a nail, yet can still cut tomatoes like ''this''.
-->-- '''Harry Dresden''', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''

->If you think you've gotten a good deal from a Deveel, first count your fingers, then your limbs, then your relatives.
-->-- '''Aahz''', ''Literature/MythAdventures''

->If it were only the other way! If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! For that - for that - I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give! [[SpeakOfTheDevil I would give my]] '''[[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul]]''' [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor for that]]!
-->-- '''Dorian Gray''', ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''

->"[[BlatantLies I ask for a loan]], [[GrandTheftMe not a gift]]," said the [[DepravedDwarf frightful thing]]. "Lend me your body for three days - [[FreakyFridayFlip you shall have mine to cage your soul the while]], and, in payment, [[PirateBooty my chest]]. What say you to the bargain? Three short days..."
-->--''Transformation,'' by '''Creator/MaryShelley'''


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->'''[[MouthOfSauron Mr]]. [[TheDragon Morden]]:''' [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor What do you want]]?\\
'''[[BewareTheNiceOnes Vir Cotto]]:''' What do I want? I want to live just long enough to be there when they cut your head off and stick it on a pike, as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I want to look up into your lifeless eyes and wave like this. [[note]]He gets his wish, and without a catch.[[/note]]
-->-- ''Series/BabylonFive''

->'''Justin Crowe''': I am reminded of the old saying "To make a deal with the devil."\\
'''Tommy Dolan''': (''uncomfortable laugh'') Oh, but I'm not ''that'' bad, am I?\\
'''Justin Crowe''': No, you're right. ''You'' aren't.
-->-- ''Series/{{Carnivale}}''



->There is... [[OhCrap one thing]]... I mean, everything has a ''price''... I really hate to repeat myself, but... NOTHING'S "FREE."
-->-- '''Music/AliceCooper''', "Gimme"

->I answer your prayers for greed and lust\\
More than evil, I laugh at your trust
-->-- '''Music/{{MEGADETH}}''', "Prince of Darkness''

->I'm but a man. Mortal, a man.\\
But she leaves no footprints in the snow\\
Still I follow on to where she is going\\
For she has promised me magic if I follow on.
-->-- '''Nachtfalke''', "The Woodwomen"

->When was this bargain made, or did you dream it in your sleep?\\
the lady's waiting there and it's a promise you must keep\\
for the power that you sought, for just one day in your life\\
she must be repaid - must be repaid...
-->-- '''Adrienne Piggott''', "Hour of the Wytch"

->She says "I can help you, but what do you say?"\\
But it's not free baby, you'll have to pay
-->-- '''Music/SavageGarden''', "Break Me Shake Me"


->'''[[DemonicDummy The Celestial Toymaker]]:''' I conceded. All my opponents, loser after loser after loser, were turned into dolls and packed away in my toybox. And then... ''[[HowTheMightyHaveFallen I]]'' [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen lost]]. And now ''my'' eyes are two glass beads strung on a wire. ''My'' legs are pieces of wood with a hinge where my hypodimensional knees should be. And yet, I know your desires... and [[RealityWarper I can satisfy them]]. Miss Luna? \\
'''[[GlamorousWartimeSinger Lola Luna]]:''' Yes?\\
'''The Celestial Toymaker:''' There's [[PiecesOfGod a little piece of me]] in you, Miss Luna, and it's stirring up such thoughts, isn't it? You'd like the doctors to pluck [[CareerEndingInjury that pneumothoraxic tube from your addled lung]], you'd like to hit all the high notes in Lili Marlene and to sing again in your own little club.\\
'''Lola Luna:''' It would be divine!\\
'''The Celestial Toymaker:''' And you can have it! You can have it ''all'' - if you play along! Here's what I intend: you will take on each other in [[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame games of my choosing]], and when we have one victor, one winner, one ''player triumphant'', I will sit on their knee and give them...'' '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis What. They. Want.]]''' ''
-->--AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho, ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho120TheMagicMousetrap The Magic Mousetrap]]''

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]

->See, [[ChaoticEvil demons]] - they're predictable. They come right at you, like bundles of white-hot rage given fangs and claws. But a [[LawfulEvil devil]] - he'll be your friend, and like a friend, he'll help you out of a jam, see. Need a few coins to get by? The devil's got a few to spare. Need a warm body to fill your bed? The devil knows the best ladies. Want status? Riches? Property? Power? The devil has the answers. He'll give you all you want and more. And what does he want in exchange? Just a little thing - a trifle, really. And it won't affect you in the slightest. All he wants is your soul.
-->-- '''Conner Smithson''', Seeker of Virtue, ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells]]''

->So help us, they say. We cannot act, but we can give you power that will make the bickering gods of field and storm that ruin your crops every other year quail in terror. We cannot free ourselves, but we can give you a guide to help you set us free. We cannot reach beyond the bounds of our prison, but we will give you the strength to brush the stars out of the sky and set armies fleeing in terror before you. We cannot save those you love, but we can give you the cosmic might to do it yourself. All you have to do is serve us, and help us, and you will be Exalted above all other men when we are free, and the world will be yours.\\
They're lying with every second breath, but they're also telling you everything you want to hear. So you say okay. You say, yes, I'll change the world. And then the demon explodes into a hideous web of Essence and viscera, and closes about you, and your heart leaps in terror and revulsion and horror, but it's too late.
-->-- WordOfGod [[http://wiki.white-wolf.com/exalted/index.php?title=Holden_on_Whether_Infernals_are_Evil_or_Not explaining]] the mindset of Infernal [[{{TabletopGame/Exalted}} Exalted]]

->When the night is over, people bitten seriously by the gambling bug find they owe [[RepulsiveRingmaster Cavendish]] considerable sums. [[TrappedByGamblingDebts They might even stand on financial ruin]]. Again, [[FauxAffablyEvil Cavendish acts very understanding]]: [[BlatantLies realizing that he is dealing with good, honest working people]], he will agree to give three-fifths back if they sign a paper, promising [[YourSoulIsMine their immortal souls as collateral]]. With that, the Ringmaster produces a piece of paper adorned with a caricature of a [[BigRedDevil 1950s spandex devil with a pitchfork]], giving a piece of paper to an astonished businessman. It reads:
-->''I, __________, hereby let it be known that I lost my soul gambling at [[CircusOfFear Anastagio's Olde Time Lunar Carnival and Midnight Circus]]. I hereby forfeit all rights, entitlement and obligations of said immortal soul to Devyn Cavendish, proprietor. Signed, on behalf of the [[EldritchAbomination Board of Directors]],''
--->''X Devyn Cavendish''
->[[GenreBlind People usually sign the above paper with a laugh and keep it as a souvenir]].
-->--''[[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness Midnight Circus]]''

->Tremere himself had dabbled in diabolism after his failed attempt, centuries past, to take over the [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Order of Hermes]], but had abandoned it after pinpointing its central paradox: demons weak enough to be dominated by a mortal mage are never powerful enough to perform workings worthy of the trouble involved. Demons mighty enough to grant great boons cannot be dominated; [[JackassGenie they always cheat the magus in some way]]. Tremere forbade his followers from engaging in infernal dabblings, [[PragmaticVillainy not out of moral or spiritual qualms, but because the spells weren't effective enough]].
-->-- ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire: The Dark Ages]] - House Of Tremere''

->I am the power of death incarnate. I am the sword's edge; I hungrily cut the flesh and drink deep of the bloody well beneath. Give me your body, and I promise you glory, I promise you vengeance and I promise you immortality – if you will only let me...
-->-- '''[[EvilWeapon Antwyr, the Sword-God]]''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

->The Dark Man can't be forced into anything. He can't be made to appear, but instead must be cajoled, beseeched, awaited in the proper location until he deigns to make his presence known. He can't be bullied into giving what must, instead, be traded for. He offers anything: talent, wealth, fame, loves - but there's always a price. In stories, the Dark Man [[YourSoulIsMine asks for your soul]], but in the real world, his price is usually more tangible. A devoted son wants to win the loyalty of a faithless woman he's smitten with? Done. But there will be a price to pay, and he will know it up front before agreeing to the deal. Perhaps it will cost him his mother's life. Or her love. An aspiring musician claims to not care about the money; he just wants to be the best guitarist in the world. Done. But when he [[DyingAlone dies alone]] and [[StarvingArtist penniless]], having watched his children starve and his wife leave him for a man who could put a roof over her head, he may wonder [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor if the trade was worth it]].
-->--''[[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness Midnight Roads]]''

->While [[TragicMonster formori]] may think of themselves as being principled, the carrot of a cure that [[EvilCorp Pentex]] dangles before their noses is usually enough to shatter the few ethics remain. Imagine discovering that your touch reduces enemies to puddles of bubbling acid, and then that [[PossessionBurnout your own body is slowly eating itself away]]. With the choice between an ugly, ignoble death or the hope of a redeemed life, you may easily relinquish the vestiges of your humanity for [[MutantDraftBoard Iliad]]'s [[WorkingForABodyUpgrade promise of a cure]]. After all, [[TemptingFate once you're cured, you'll have plenty of time to turn your life around and perform good deeds]]....
-->--''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse - Freak Legions: A Player's Guide To Fomori''

->We are all heirs to the green-eyed monkey, and when he tells us [[FauxAffablyEvil in his oh-so-reasonable voice]] that the title, wealth or woman we covet is rightfully our own, we do occasionally give in. For a person whose greed or jealousy is greater than her morals ([[TooDumbToLive or her sense]]) the green-eyed monkey has another offer: he'll give her what she wants - for a price. That price is fair, all things considered, and she's probably paid it anyway. According to God's Word, [[{{Thoughtcrime}} to consider a sin is to commit it]]. Why not earn something for your trouble?
-->--''[[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Mage: The Sorcerer's Crusade]] - Infernalism''


[[folder:Video Games]]

->You know how it works with witches, Enzo. They make a deal with the devil, and when they die, the devil gets his due. [[DraggedOffToHell Ya get sucked down into hell]], and wandering around scared shitless for eternity. Kinda comes with the territory.
-->-- '''[[FallenAngel Rodin]]''', ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}''

->I have come to take my leave. But first there is [[AndAnotherThing a small thing I require from you.]] That scroll you have used so often... did you read what it says? It's written in ancient demon script. [[ReadTheFinePrint Impossible to read.]] What is written is thus... You have agreed to a contract with Satan. Borrow over 30 thousand gold pieces, and your soul is forfeit. You have taken far more than this amount. I now enforce the contract.
-->-- '''Renon''', ''{{VideoGame/Castlevania 64}}''

->''Well, Cuphead and his pal Mugman,\\
They like to roll the dice.\\
By chance they came 'pon devil's game,\\
and gosh they paid the price (paid the price!)''

->''And now they're fighting for their lives,\\
on a mission fraught with dread.\\
and if they proceed, but don't succeed,\\
Weeell the devil will take their heads!''
-->-- ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', [[TitleThemeTune "Don't Deal with the Devil"]]

->God Stone bearer, with me now do treat...
-->-- '''[[{{Satan}} Belias]]''', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''

->Ares! Destroy my enemies, and my life is ''yours!''
-->-- '''Kratos''', ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''

->"Excuse my song," [[EnthrallingSiren The monstrous siren said.]] "The tune's purpose was your attention. For I knew you had troubles, and I can offer absolutions."
-->-- '''Tahm Kench''', ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''

->One must be wary in dealing with the Spirit Forges: the Wraiths and Shades that inhabit them offer items beyond mortal dreams, in exchange for a [[ThePowerOfBlood sampling of your blood]]. The Wraith Smiths forge their items with forfeit souls...
-->-- '''Kain,''' ''Blood Omen: VideoGame/LegacyOfKain''

->History has proven a thousand times that no man has ever gained from a bargain with The Dark, yet cowards and fools continue to try, and The Dark never turns them away.
-->-- '''The Mayor''', ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}: The Fallen Lords''

->Yes. YES! He bought it! ''I win!'' [[EvilLaugh AA HA HA HAAAAA!]]
-->-- '''[[LargeHam Klogg]]''', ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood''

->To swear contract with demons is to embrace a false change. [[EvilIsEasy It is an easy power]], a basic power, with only one outcome: destruction without echo.
-->-- '''[[TheChessmaster The Dragon]]''' in the aftermath of "Hell Hath No Vacancy," ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''

->Look around. Witness the legacy of [[FaceHeelTurn those who were brave and dared to dream]]. You can rise higher and reach further than they ever did... if you only accept [[EldritchAbomination our]] help and our gift to you.\\
[[{{Fiction500}} Some]] choose material wealth, [[AllThatGlitters mere shadows of true wealth, true power]]. You will have no need for [[WorthlessYellowRocks paper and metal]] when you carry within you something much greater.\\
Some choose to be [[OfferedTheCrown made into figureheads]], pale shadows of those who walk the true and enlightened path, alongside us. Become the [[TheManBehindTheMan one who pulls the strings]], not the [[PuppetKing puppet on the throne]].\\
[[MadArtist Some]] choose to be granted the gift of sight, to envision and recreate beauty... but beauty is hollow compared to true power.\\
Some choose to be granted the gift of language, to use words to [[ManipulativeBastard seduce and change the world]]... but true power cannot be contained by words, and true power can shape the world to your will.\\
Come, and we'll speak of your future. We are fascinated by you. We want to hear everything about you.\\
The time has come to accept our gift to you. We can give you ''everything...'' '''The world.''' You only have to choose to accept it.
-->-- '''[[spoiler: The Dreamers]]''', ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''

->The more of my power you use, [[DemonicPossession the more control I gain over your body]]. You use your power to get what you want, and I come a little closer to my own goals. You scratch my back, I crush yours. Pretty sweet, huh?
-->-- '''Gig''', ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''

->The presence was waiting for us. It is [[AC:The End of the Cycle]] and [[ParanoiaFuel it has always been waiting for us.]] Our [[TelepathicSpacemen psionics]] [[DemonicPossession suddenly speak in unison,]] [[IAmLegion a dozen voices in perfect chorus.]] [[AC:"IT IS NOT YET YOUR TIME."]] A pause. [[AC:"BUT IT COULD BE."]]\\
Nothing more is said, but a bargain has been offered - we know that much. Power, knowledge and wealth beyond measure are ours for the taking.\\
[[AC:If we only bring forth The End.]]
-->-- ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', "The Shroud" event

We can reach a compromise.\\
You still have something I want.\\
Give it to me.\\
And I will bring this world back.
-->♥ Yes
->Then it is agreed.\\
You will give me your SOUL.
-->-- [[spoiler:'''The Fallen Child''' after a [[KillEmAll No Mercy]] run]], ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''

->I'm no cheat. I give folk what they want, nothing more. That they oft desire unworthy things - that is entirely the fault of their own rotten natures.
-->-- '''Gaunter O'Dimm''', ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt, Hearts of Stone''

->'''Gul'dan:''' [[BloodOath Drink]], Hellscream. Claim your destiny. You will all be conquerors.\\
'''Grom Hellscream:''' And what, Gul'dan, must we give in return?\\
'''Gul'dan:''' (''[[NightmareFace lifts hood]]'') ''Everything.''
-->-- ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Warlords of Draenor''

->'''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]]''': The great god of the Underworld is afraid of some kid? Sorry, but my contract says...\\
'''[[{{Disney/Hercules}} Hades]]''': I know! You think I don't know?! I wrote the contract!
-->-- ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI''

->After great deliberation it was determined that [[OurDragonsAreDifferent the Ahamkara]] be made extinct.\\
It was not an easy decision. Power had been obtained from the bargains, and the City needed power. Knowledge had been gleaned, and the Ahamkara knew answers to questions no one had known to ask.\\
[[TheCorrupter But the price was too high. And no edict or forbearance seemed to stop Guardians from seeking them out, driven by hope, or vengeance, or despair.]] The call had to be silenced. So the Great Hunt did its work.\\
[[ThePurge And thus the Ahamkara were made extinct, their call silenced, their solipsistic flatteries erased, their great design - if it ever existed - broken.]]\\
[[CatchPhrase Of this you can be assured, oh reader mine.]]
-->--'''Grimoire: Legends 3''', ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}''



->'''Inkyrius''': Who did this to you?\\
'''Varsuvius''': No one. I did this to myself, so that I might vanquish the dragon.\\
'''Inkyrius''': To yourself? You - what did you do??\\
'''Varsuvius''': I negotiated an exchange with three gentlemen from... other planes of existence.\\
'''Inkyrius''': Which planes?\\
'''Varsuvius''': ...Those in the ventral position?\\
'''Inkyrius''': YOU SOLD YOUR SOUL TO FIENDS???\\
'''Varsuvius''': Technically, it is more of a fixed-term lease with an occupancy date yet to be determined.
-->-- ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->Gentlemen, today is your lucky day. I am here to make you the offer of your lifetime. Wanna hear? Oh, why am I even asking, of course you do. I offer you whatever your hearts' desire, be it women, money, power or fame. Or maybe just a really good steak. All I am asking for in return is your signature on this... (''snaps fingers, massive roll of parchment appears in his hand'') ...piece of paper, promising me your immortal souls upon your eventual demise. A small price to pay for the things I am offering, am I right?
-->-- '''Tibalt''', ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAdventuringAvatars''

->Tragically fated Gentle Rose,\\
Yes, choose death... but should it be yours? Is it justice that you should be killed for seeking to protect what rightfully belongs to you, or for avenging yourself on those who have wronged you? Is it enough for you to martyr yourself for the sake of your dearly departed mother and your beloved country?\\
No. I believe you can do much, much better than that.\\
Of course, this blessing will not come without cost. When you swear to follow us, we expect unquestioning loyalty. Still, I think you will agree that this is a small price to pay for the power to change the world and return it to the shape you know it should have. We are not an unfair master, and you will have the freedom you need to ensure your fiefdom's prosperity. If that is unacceptable to you then you can turn your eyes away from the clouded heavens, take your tiny knife, and see what good fortune comes your way... but we both know that you will not do that. It is not in your nature to accept a tragic fate when you have a choice.
-->-- [[http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/main-category/exalted/106297-humbly-beseech-ligier-the-green-sun-prince-of-malfeas-voice-of-the-tyrant-etc/page2 "Humbly Beseech Ligier"]]

->That's all well and good until Razzle Dazzle Dorito comes to town. He's got crazy powers but also doesn't and needs to take over bodies to do anything. That's why he has to make deals with humans, but why would you make a deal with him? He has terrible reviews on Yelp.
-->-- '''[[WebAnimation/SoThisIsBasically JelloApocalypse]]''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tww2PhIJuB4 "So This is Basically Gravity Falls"]]


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->'''Fry''': That could be ''my'' beautiful soul sitting naked on her couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing.\\
'''Bender''': Oh, but you can. But you may have to metaphorically make a deal with the devil. And by "devil," I mean Robot Devil. And by "metaphorically," [[{{Dissimile}} I mean get your coat]].
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

->'''[[EldritchAbomination Bill]]''': Well, well, well. Someone's looking desperate! I can help you, kid. You just need to hear out my demands! ...All I want is a puppet! ...Seems to me one little puppet is a small price to pay to learn all the secrets of the universe. Besides, what's your sister done for you, lately? How many times have you sacrificed for her, huh? And when has she ever returned the favor? Tick tock, kid.\\
'''Dipper''': Uh, just one puppet? Fine! So what puppet are you gonna pick anyway?\\
'''Bill''': Hmm, let's see. Eenie meenie mynie... ''[[DemonicPossession YOU!]]''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''

->'''Bart''': I'd sell my soul for a racing car.\\
'''[[{{Satan}} Devil Ned Flanders]]''': (''appears in a puff of smoke with a racing car'') That can be arranged...\\
'''Bart''': Meh, I changed my mind.\\
'''Devil Ned Flanders:''' (''disappears, pissed'')\\
'''Marge''': Bart, stop pestering Satan.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

->'''Hordak''': Why do you summon me?\\
'''Keldor''': I'm dying! Save me, Hordak! So that I may continue my conquest of Eternia...\\
'''Hordak''': There will be... a price.\\
'''Keldor''': No price is too great.\\
'''Hordak''': Then... let it be done.\\
[''Cue Keldor becoming [[SkullForAHead Skeletor]]'']



->It is the magician's bargain: give up our soul, get power in return. But once our souls, that is, ourselves, have been given up, the power thus conferred will not belong to us. We shall in fact be the slaves and puppets of that to which we have given our souls.
-->-- '''Creator/CSLewis''', ''The Abolition of Man''

->Satan frequently runs into credit payment risks.
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100106/REVIEWS/100109988/1023 review]] of ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus''

->If you just made a deal with the devil and think you got the better end of it, I'd advise you to first count your fingers and toes, then your siblings, then the rest of your family, and then your friends. Because you got screwed and you're just too stupid to realize it.
-->-- '''Jack Butler''', ''Out Where the Buses Don't Run''
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