|“||Deal with the Devil is one of the oldest and most powerful form of persuasion the demons could potentially possess. The chance of changing your entire life for the better, to achieve something your heart desires, to get revenge, to get power... All of them are achievable through Faustian Bargains, in exchange for your immortal souls.||„|
|— Carl Black|
Faustian Bargain or Deal with the Devil is the ability to make the wishes of the mortals it deals with come true. According to traditional Christian belief in witchcraft, the pact is between a person and Satan or a lesser demon. The person offers his or her soul in exchange for diabolical favours. Those favours vary by the tale, but tend to include youth, knowledge, wealth, or power.
It was also believed that some persons made this type of pact just as a sign of recognizing the devil as their master, in exchange for nothing. The bargain is considered a dangerous one, as the price of the Fiend's service is the wagerer's soul.
The tale may have a moralizing end, with eternal damnation for the foolhardy venturer. Conversely, it may have a comic twist, in which a wily peasant outwits the devil, characteristically on a technical point.
The person making the pact sometimes tries to outwit the devil, but loses in the end; example being that the man sells his soul for eternal life because he will never die to pay his end of the bargain. Immune to the death penalty, he commits murder, but is sentenced to life in prison.
- Johann Georg Faust: Made a bargain with Mephistopheles in order to gain knowledge and worldly joys.
- Peter the Great: Made a bargain with Sitri, Beleth and Yomyael, in order to win the Great Northern War.
- Aamon - False love & reconciliation
- Agares - Languages
- Allocer - Familiars, astronomy and liberal arts
- Amy - Liberal arts, familiars, incite positive reactions from rulers, and treasures
- Andrealphus - Astronomy
- Andromalius - Hidden treasures
- Balam - Fortunetelling, Invisibility, Divination
- Barbatos - Fortunetelling, hidden treasures
- Bathin - Precious stones
- Beleth - Mathematics
- Berith - Alchemy
- Bifrons - Arts, sciences, astrology, geometry
- Crocell - Geometry, liberal sciences
- Flauros - Fortunetelling, revenge
- Foras - Invisibility
- Forneus - Rhetoric
- Furcas - Philosophy, astronomy, rhetoric, logic, hiromancy and pyromancy
- Gaap - Philosophy and liberal arts
- Gamigin - Liberal arts, knowledge
- Gremory - Fortunetelling, hidden treasures
- Gusion - Fortunetelling
- Haagenti - Gold
- Ipos - Divination
- Kimaris - Hidden treasures
- Malphas - Architecture, familiars
- Marbas - Mechanical arts
- Morax - Astronomy, liberal sciences, familiars
- Murmur - Philosophy, necromancy
- Naberius - Sciences, arts, rhetoric
- Orias - Astrology, necromancy, divination
- Ose - Liberal sciences
- Paimon - Familiars
- Purson - Wealth, fortunetelling
- Raum - Fortunetelling