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* Matt Tremont justified working with Drew Blood by explaining that he had scene a ladder leading up to heaven through a light Blood had told him to look at and came to the realization that there was no God, that the closest thing to God was himself because he was the savior of Wrestling/CombatZoneWrestling but that [[DevilButNoGod the devil was in fact real]] because he realized in the same moment it was Blood.

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* Matt Tremont justified working with Drew Blood by explaining that he had scene a ladder leading up to heaven through a light Blood had told him to look at and came to the realization that there was no God, that the closest thing to God was himself because he was the savior of Wrestling/CombatZoneWrestling but Wrestling/{{CZW}}but that [[DevilButNoGod the devil was in fact real]] because he realized in the same moment it was Blood.


You know how it works. Want to be a [[Fiction500 millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity infinite power]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any [[TheTrickster trickster]], [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]], or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of Myth/{{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan, but still a high-ranking demon).

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You know how it works. Want to be a [[Fiction500 millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity infinite power]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel Well, mosey on down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any [[TheTrickster trickster]], [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]], or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of Myth/{{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan, but still a high-ranking demon).


->''"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}} Myth: The Fallen Lords]]''

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->''"History has proven a thousand times that no man has ever gained from a bargain with The Dark, yet cowards
->''His smile fair as spring, as towards him he draws you;\\
His tongue sharp
and fools continue silvery as he implores you.\\
Your wishes he grants, as he swears
to try, adore you,\\
Gold, silver, jewels - he lays riches before you.\\
Dues need be repaid
and The Dark never turns them away."''
he will come for you\\
All to reclaim, no smile to console you.\\
He'll snare you in bonds, eyes glowing afire\\
To gore and torment you till the stars expire!''
-->-- '''The Mayor''', ''[[VideoGame/{{Myth}} Myth: The Fallen Lords]]''
IronicNurseryRhyme about... well, [[ArcVillain guess who]], ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt, Hearts of Stone''


You know how it works. Want to be a [[Fiction500 millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity infinite power]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any [[TheTrickster tricksters]], [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]], or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of Myth/{{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan, but still a high-ranking demon).

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You know how it works. Want to be a [[Fiction500 millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity infinite power]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any [[TheTrickster tricksters]], trickster]], [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]], or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of Myth/{{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan, but still a high-ranking demon).


You know how it works. Want to be a [[{{Fiction 500}} millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity infinite power]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any {{trickster|s}}, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]], or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of Myth/{{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan, but still a high-ranking demon).

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You know how it works. Want to be a [[{{Fiction 500}} [[Fiction500 millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity infinite power]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any {{trickster|s}}, [[TheTrickster tricksters]], [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]], or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of Myth/{{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan, but still a high-ranking demon).


PowerAtAPrice is the supertrope. DevilsJobOffer is a subtrope.

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PowerAtAPrice is the supertrope. DevilsJobOffer is a subtrope.
and SoldHisSoulForADonut are subtropes.


You know how it works. Want to be a [[{{Fiction 500}} millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity infinite power]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any {{trickster|s}}, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]], or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of {{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan, but still a high-ranking demon).

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You know how it works. Want to be a [[{{Fiction 500}} millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity infinite power]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any {{trickster|s}}, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]], or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of {{Faust}} Myth/{{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan, but still a high-ranking demon).


This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, '''there is always a price.''' This price can be anything -- the Faust's soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but whatever the price, it's something that will render the Faust a lot worse off when it is paid, if not bring them to complete ruin.

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This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, '''there ''there is always a price.''' '' This price can be anything -- the Faust's soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but whatever the price, it's something that will render the Faust a lot worse off when it is paid, if not bring them to complete ruin.


# In comical versions, if the devil is female -- usually some apprentice demon who always fails -- of course she will be insanely sexy or cute (according to EvilIsCool, EvilIsSexy, HornyDevils and CuteMonsterGirl rule), so why not ask her to become your girlfriend or wife?

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# [[FemalesAreMoreInnocent In comical versions, if the devil is female female]] -- usually [[MinionWithAnFInEvil some apprentice demon who always fails fails]] -- of course she will be insanely sexy or cute (according to EvilIsCool, EvilIsSexy, HornyDevils and CuteMonsterGirl rule), so why not ask her to become your girlfriend or wife?



# Turn to religion. While rarely used in fiction due to it being too quick a solution, there are many cases when a saint or mystic claimed they (or someone they knew) sold their soul to the devil and were saved by Jesus or the Virgin Mary. In these cases, you merely consecrate yourself to him; the demon only literally gets the soul after death.
# Prove you'd already sold or given your soul to someone else, a la Homer Simpson and Mr. Krabs.
# Manipulate some tiny, arcane loophole or hire some RulesLawyer to render the contract null and void. (Rarely successful, [[EvilLawyerJoke Hell is full of lawyers after all]].)

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# [[HeelFaithTurn Turn to religion.religion]]. While rarely used in fiction due to it being too quick a solution, there are many cases when a saint or mystic claimed they (or someone they knew) sold their soul to the devil and were saved by Jesus or the Virgin Mary. In these cases, you merely consecrate yourself to him; the demon only literally gets the soul after death.
# Prove you'd already sold or given your soul to someone else, a la [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson Simpson]] and [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Mr. Krabs.
Krabs]].
# Manipulate some tiny, arcane loophole or hire some RulesLawyer to render the contract null and void. (Rarely successful, [[EvilLawyerJoke as Hell is full of lawyers after all]].)


This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, when making this kind of deal, '''nothing comes without a price.''' This price can be anything -- the Faust's soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but whatever the price, it's something that will render the Faust a lot worse off when it is paid, if not bring them to complete ruin.

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This trope includes both literal {{Magically Binding Contract}}s with a literal devil, and crooked deals between any corrupt exploiter (the Mephistopheles role) and a desperate pawn (the Faust role). The exploiter can be offering anything from some shiny new AppliedPhlebotinum to making a high school nerd [[InWithTheInCrowd popular]], to [[LeonineContract saving your life moments before death]]. Sometimes it has [[MadeOfTemptation no practical value whatsoever]]. But whatever the service, whatever the offer, when making this kind of deal, '''nothing comes without '''there is always a price.''' This price can be anything -- the Faust's soul, their conscience, their firstborn, their loved ones, their voice, their eternal servitude, or even [[ForWantOfANail something that seems completely innocent]] -- but whatever the price, it's something that will render the Faust a lot worse off when it is paid, if not bring them to complete ruin.


You know how it works. Want to be a [[{{Fiction 500}} millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity infinite power]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any {{trickster|s}}, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]], or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of {{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan or Lucifer, but still a high-ranking demon).

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You know how it works. Want to be a [[{{Fiction 500}} millionaire]], TakeOverTheWorld, gain [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity infinite power]], or just to get back at that obnoxious JerkJock? Well travel down to [[AtTheCrossroads those crossroads]] and [[LouisCypher Mr. S]] will [[YourHeartsDesire guarantee your wildest dreams]], if you just sign on the dotted line with your own blood. This trope is OlderThanSteam, and does not even require the Abrahamic Devil; any {{trickster|s}}, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]], or evil deity [[EverybodyHatesHades roughly equivalent]] to {{Satan}} can be used. It reached its current version in the 16th-century legend of {{Faust}} selling his soul to Mephistopheles (who technically isn't ''quite'' exactly Satan or Lucifer, Satan, but still a high-ranking demon).


-->-- '''The Mayor''', ''[[Videogame/{{Myth}} Myth: The Fallen Lords]]''

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-->-- '''The Mayor''', ''[[Videogame/{{Myth}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Myth}} Myth: The Fallen Lords]]''


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* Creator/BabeRuth said that he would give a year of his life to hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium. Sure enough, he hit the home run. One has to wonder...


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* DealWithTheDevil/{{Manhwa}}


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* The protagonist of ''Manhwa/{{Priest}}'', Ivan Isaacs, makes a deal with the demon Bethael/Belial which involves giving up half his soul.
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