Solomon Kane : How was Solomon's deal made?

How was Solomon's deal made?

Solomon didn't officially make a deal and one doesn't seem to be made on his behalf. Why was the devil making a claim on his soul at that time?

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Maybe because of all the crimes he had committed. Which were plenty.

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Unless I am mistaken - I believe it was Kane's soul that was used to heal his brother but as these things go it didn't go like Kane's father would have wanted. <---- incorrect

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I don't remember this from the dungeon scene at the end. The opening scene makes it quite clear that his actions were to blame. Just my opinion anyway.

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You may be right there, that's the way I heard it at the beginning, but I thought I heard something different later in the movie and may have just combined it into a reason.

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Now, you make me wanna see the movie again. For the 10th time.

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I don't remember this from the dungeon scene at the end. The opening scene makes it quite clear that his actions were to blame. Just my opinion anyway.


I agree - I don't think Kane accidentally killing his brother had anything to do with it.

His father confessed that he soid his own soul, not Kane's, in return for his other son's life.

I thought it was pretty clear that early on, Kane was a sadistic cutthroat so the evil spirit knew that if he died, he would be damned.

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Solomon's father made a deal with Malachi that he could have Solomon's soul if he would bring his brother Marcus back to life. That is why the Devil's Reaper initially comes after him.

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It seems in Bassett's world you can make a bargain with someone else's soul, but only if that soul is evil or has turned from God. My best guess is that when Solomon walked away from joining the order and out the door, he started on his evil path, hence the why he saw an evil presence when he dreamt of that moment. It would also explain why Solomon is safe as long as he repents and doesn't sin ie. kill, hence he can leave the monastery.

The reaper showed up at that specific time because it was then that the deal was made between his father and Malachi. Solomon hid for at least a year.

It makes me wonder why his father didn't apologize or mention the deal in the dungeon scene. It would have been a great moment between the characters.

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Dude he left and pushed his brother off the cliffs when he was at most in his early teens. The devil's reaper did not come after him until he was already Captain of his crew, and probably into his 30s, maybe late 20s at the latest. So I don't think that could be the case.

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Maybe the reaper wasn't sent until after Solomon had accumulated enough sins of his own, so he was sure to be damned. Just a thought.

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That's the way I interpreted it as well.

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His father said that Marcus didn't wake up for a long time, implying that he was comatose, until he sent for Malachi. Also the raiders were a recent development as well so Malachi must have come into power recently, supporting the argument that the Reaper came for Solomon when his father struck the deal.

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Satan is famously known as "The Father of Lies." That's my answer, for what it's worth. And it's a great way to make sure that Kane doesn't lift a finger to oppose the reign of evil in England.

Oddly, though, for a Puritan hero (and that's what Solomon Kane was) he certainly engages in an awful lot of papistry (hiding in a monastery, praying in the ruins of a catholic church, etc).

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The father said that he offered all that he owned for his other son to come back. He owned Solomon, technically. Like someone else said, in this world you can offer up another person's soul.

James Bond: Why is it that people who can't take advice always insist on giving it?

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I agree with this.

In Today's law that seems crazy, but in ancient law that would have been very plausible.
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