An example I just thought of is George Washington. Story is that he has some wooden teeth but did he need to get them or where they needed because his original teeth were taken from him?
In other words, when you try to make it big in the world through certain means, what 'they' take from you. . . what if this was his price to pay in order to become a large player in this game we are playing? What price would you pay in order to make it big in this bad dream?
I'm also interested in anyone else who knows of anyone who may have payed with something physical like a body part(s).