If you had to make a deal with the devil, what would you ask for that would make it worth it?

If you had to make a deal with the devil, what would you ask for that would make it worth it?

Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question, and eliminate your least favourite until we have a winner.

Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers can vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner.

The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive a Polaroid Socialmatic Camera  worth US$299. Votes close at midnight on Sunday.

The contestants

Contestant 1

I’d ask for world peace. Dealing with the devil would probably hurt, but at least I’d have improved the lives of many others. I’m so sick and tired of terrorism and the wars that have raged across the world and caused endless agony for innocent victims. If world peace is really that unachievable through the will of mankind, then surely a deal with the devil would fix that?


Contestant 2

Everybody has a guilty pleasure – and mine is food. That’s why I would ask the devil for an unlimited supply of all sorts of different food. I would be able to feast on all the exotic fruits and dishes that my parents never get for me. I could even start my own business, opening up restaurants all over the world, and selling what I couldn’t eat.


Contestant 3

Well, normally I would never make a deal with the devil because I know that would be way too risky. But if I had to, I’d probably be selfish. It has always been my dream to be a singer, so I would ask for a mind-blowing voice plus an amazing recording contract with a massive record label in Hollywood.


Contestant 4

I would probably ask to travel for free. That way, I would be able to see the world and never worry about the cost, while soaking up amazing experiences. This is definitely a worthy deal with the devil, because it would allow me to go wherever, whenever I wanted.


Contestant 5

I’d ask for his life. The devil invades our hearts when we are weak, and then we do selfish, bad things. If Satan died, we wouldn’t be obsessed with material things. This kind of behaviour messes with human nature, which is usually very caring and generous. With the devil dead, there would be peace in the world, and we could focus on better things like fighting climate change. That would be a great deal with the devil. 


Contestant 6

I would approach the devil, stare right into his wide, fiery eyes, and ask for the ability to instantly kill anything with the power of my mind. If the devil asked me, “Why do you want this power?”, then I would reply: “You have no idea how many mosquitoes there  are in my apartment!”


Contestant 7

For me, the devil is that constant, subconscious voice at the back of my mind that tempts me to go astray. He’s like a guilty pleasure – he makes you do something that’s wrong while telling you at the same time that it’s right. I would ask him to leave me alone for good so that I can be a better person. Being the devil’s plaything only spells trouble.


Contestant 8

I would like to take over the devil’s job. Just think about the possibilities of such a position. People would come to me and ask for power, or money, and then they would regret it afterwards because their own angel and devil would fight it out to conquer their mind. I could just sit there and watch the fight, like a scene from a play, specifically, I guess, Doctor Faustus.

*In case of dispute, Young Post reserves the right to decide the result.

Edited by Ginny Wong

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
If you had to make a deal with the devil, what would you ask for that would make it worth it?

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