History Literature / BridgeInTheMenagerie

3rd Feb '16 10:05:53 AM 32_Footsteps
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* TooDumbToFool: The Rueful Rabbit manages to pull this off in all sorts of spectacular fashions. Maybe he'll completely ignore a falsecard or other deceptive play. Maybe he'll fall for it, but accidentally play the "wrong" card anyway. Maybe he'll fall for it, but get a different wrong inference than the one originally intended, which ends up guiding him to the right play. Regardless, his inability to correctly gauge deceptive plays helps him way more often than it hurts him. This goes UpToEleven when Papa the Greek is the one attempting to fool him.
6th Jan '16 2:29:36 PM OddHack
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* The Hog, of course -- figuratively ''and'' literally.
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* ** The Hog, of course -- figuratively ''and'' literally.
6th Jan '16 2:29:19 PM OddHack
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* The Hog, of course -- figuratively ''and'' literally.
22nd Jun '15 1:10:55 PM 32_Footsteps
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* TheAce: The Hideous Hog.
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* TheAce: The Hideous Hog.Hog, by far the most successful player in the series. He's also the player most likely to pull off any variety of trick play intentionally and successfully.

* TheAce: The Hideous Hog.BlatantLies: Papa's fondness for non-standard play to a trick, to confuse opponents as to the contents of his hand, is well-known to everyone, to the extent that only the weakest of players, such as the Rabbit and Walter, fall for them. It's repeatedly {{Lampshaded}} - one opening lead from Papa is described as "the closest falsecard to his thumb," the Hog notes that the by-the-book play would count as a falsecard from Papa, and he's once described as the kind of person who'd try to falsecard from a singleton.

* DeadpanSnarker: Colin the Corgi. * TheEeyore: Karapet, the Free Armenian, who is convinced that all his bad luck is due to a {{curse}} placed on the Djoulikyans in the fourteenth century by the [[WickedWitch black witch]] of Ararat.
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* DeadpanSnarker: Colin the Corgi. Corgi. It was even {{Lampshaded}} at one point, where he was noted as being uncharacteristically charitable to a player in one of his stories - at which point Colin revealed that he was the player in question. * TheEeyore: Karapet, the Free Armenian, who is convinced that all his bad luck is due to a {{curse}} placed on the Djoulikyans in the fourteenth century by the [[WickedWitch black witch]] of Ararat.

* NoSenseOfHumor: The Secretary Bird.
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* {{Jerkass}}: The Hideous Hog is petty and cruel to opponents, dismissive of partners, and he has a habit of just grabbing whatever he wants and leaving the bill for others. * KansasCityShuffle: The Hog's general strategy for playing against Papa. Papa and the Hog know all of the same techniques for both bidding and play. The Hog's advantage over Papa is that he can confuse Papa as to which technique he'll use. It only occasionally comes up in the bidding, but it's a regular feature in the play of the hand itself between the two. * LargeHam: Karapet enjoys bemoaning his results and [[BornUnlucky his poor fortune]] at every turn, loudly and repeatedly. He'll even do this when analysis shows that the most common split of cards, that which is the least involving of luck, is what played out. * NoSenseOfHumor: The Secretary Bird. His default expression is a scowl, and he never appreciates any jibe, regardless of whether it's directed at him.

* TooCleverByHalf: Themistocles Papadopolous, aka "Papa the Greek". His results do not live up to his brilliance.
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* TooCleverByHalf: Themistocles Papadopolous, aka "Papa the Greek". His results do not live up to his brilliance. One chapter in one of the books, which featured Papa repeatedly falling for the KansasCityShuffle, is even titled this.
30th Mar '14 3:18:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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