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24th Dec '17 3:17:34 AM EdibleSamurai
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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', there's a piece of cut footage, later added into the game by a paid [=DLC=], called 21[[note]] after the score the player needs to get to win a game of blackjack[[/note]], where the player has to take part in three rounds of blackjack for his life. In the first round, the player loses their [[{{Fingore}} fingers]] if they lose, then in the second they get treated to an increasingly high current of [[ShockAndAwe electricity]], then in the third, the loser gets their [[CruelAndUnusualDeath face torn apart by a homemade buzzsaw.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', there's a piece of cut footage, later added into the game by a paid [=DLC=], called 21[[note]] after the score the player needs to get to win a game of blackjack[[/note]], where blackjack[[/note]]. In this sequence, the player has to take part in three rounds of blackjack for his life. In the first round, the player loses their [[{{Fingore}} fingers]] if they lose, then in lose. In the second round, they get treated to an increasingly high current of [[ShockAndAwe electricity]], then in electricity]]. In the third, third round, the loser gets their [[CruelAndUnusualDeath face torn apart by a homemade buzzsaw.]]
24th Dec '17 3:15:50 AM EdibleSamurai
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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', there's a piece of cut footage, later added into the game by a paid [=DLC=], called 21[[note:after the score the player needs to get to win a game of blackjack]], where the player has to take part in three rounds of blackjack for his life. In the first round, the player loses their [[Fingore fingers]] if they lose, then in the second they get treated to an increasingly high current of [[ShockAndAwe electricity]], then in the third, the loser gets their [[CruelAndUnusualDeath face torn apart by a homemade buzzsaw.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', there's a piece of cut footage, later added into the game by a paid [=DLC=], called 21[[note:after 21[[note]] after the score the player needs to get to win a game of blackjack]], blackjack[[/note]], where the player has to take part in three rounds of blackjack for his life. In the first round, the player loses their [[Fingore [[{{Fingore}} fingers]] if they lose, then in the second they get treated to an increasingly high current of [[ShockAndAwe electricity]], then in the third, the loser gets their [[CruelAndUnusualDeath face torn apart by a homemade buzzsaw.]]
24th Dec '17 3:13:14 AM EdibleSamurai
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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', there's a piece of cut footage, later added into the game by a paid [[=DLC=]], called 21, where the player has to take part in three rounds of blackjack for his life. In the first round, the player loses their [[Fingore fingers]] if they lose, then in the second they get treated to an increasingly high current of [[ShockAndAwe electricity]], then in the third, the loser gets their [[CruelAndUnusualDeath face torn apart by a homemade buzzsaw.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', there's a piece of cut footage, later added into the game by a paid [[=DLC=]], [=DLC=], called 21, 21[[note:after the score the player needs to get to win a game of blackjack]], where the player has to take part in three rounds of blackjack for his life. In the first round, the player loses their [[Fingore fingers]] if they lose, then in the second they get treated to an increasingly high current of [[ShockAndAwe electricity]], then in the third, the loser gets their [[CruelAndUnusualDeath face torn apart by a homemade buzzsaw.]]
24th Dec '17 3:12:40 AM EdibleSamurai
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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', there's a piece of cut footage, later added into the game by a paid [[=DLC=]], called 21, where the player has to take part in three rounds of blackjack for his life. In the first round, the player loses their [[Fingore fingers]] if they lose, then in the second they get treated to an increasingly high current of [[ShockAndAwe electricity]], then in the third, the loser gets their [[CruelAndUnusualDeath face torn apart by a homemade buzzsaw.]]
22nd Dec '17 10:54:53 AM Malady
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* The Creator/StephenKing novel ''TheLongWalk'' revolves around one of these. Every year, 100 teenage boys are chosen from thousands of volunteer applicants to take part in an endurance walking contest. There are no stops or rest periods, and the Walk only ends when 99 of them are dead. The last survivor receives "The Prize": anything he wants for the rest of his life.

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* The Creator/StephenKing novel ''TheLongWalk'' ''Literature/TheLongWalk'' revolves around one of these. Every year, 100 teenage boys are chosen from thousands of volunteer applicants to take part in an endurance walking contest. There are no stops or rest periods, and the Walk only ends when 99 of them are dead. The last survivor receives "The Prize": anything he wants for the rest of his life.
14th Dec '17 5:32:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''ElChapulinColorado'' once was in a carambole game with the Cuajináis betting his life.

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* ''ElChapulinColorado'' ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' once was in a carambole game with the Cuajináis betting his life.
23rd Oct '17 3:32:07 PM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'''s plot is kicked off by Cuphead losing a game of Craps he bet his and Mugman's souls in.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'''s plot is kicked off by Cuphead losing a game of Craps Craps, where he bet his and Mugman's souls in.against the Devil's vast fortune.
16th Oct '17 9:46:45 AM LexTheDragon
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'''s plot is kicked off by Cuphead losing a game of Craps he bet his and Mugman's souls in.
10th Oct '17 2:12:50 PM Amahn
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' 11th Doctor episode ''The Wedding of River Song'' gives us "Live Chess". Live, as in the pieces are electrified, and each time a piece is moved the voltage in it increases.
** Another 11th Doctor episode ''Nightmare in Silver'' has The Doctor play a game of chess against himself. Actually a Cyber-Planner was trying to take over his body and had intermittent control. If The Doctor lost the game then the Cybermen would have him as their new leader.
* An episode of ''Series/Warehouse13'' used a chess board as a puzzle lock to a door. "Players" were manicled into their chair and faced with a board that would result in checkmate against them in 3 moves. Winning the game would free them and unlock the door, loosing the game resulted in an axe cleaving their head in two. [[spoiler: The person who made that lock was well know for stressing outside the box thinking, and thus the only way to win was to cheat by making impossible moves.]]
* One of the final episodes of ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', ''The Game'', had Kai, who had never played chess before in his life (or undeath), playing a game against Prince. If Kai wins Prince will restore Kai from the state of undeath he had been in for 5000 years. If Prince wins he will take the souls of Stan and Zev.
4th Oct '17 6:27:18 AM TheNerfGuy
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** The [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]], [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei anime]], and [[Anime/YuGiOh the second-series anime]] all have this to varying degrees, with ordinary games turned into deadly Shadow Games by the powers of Millennium Items. "Games with high stakes" is arguably the main plot device of the whole series.
** Weirldy enough, in the manga, Atem has a policy of not playing Duel Monsters with an ante because he doesn't want bet his precious cards on a wager, but he is perfectly fine to bet his own (and Yugi's) life to compensate the lack of Star Chips. [[http://everydayduelist.tumblr.com/post/134372087304/scrawlers-oh-no-he-cant-bet-his-cards-god See here.]]
** Pegasus gets into this too in the original anime. In the Duelist Kingdom arc, he states that should he lose to the finalist, said finalist can have ''anything'' Pegasus can provide. His assistant Croquet states that this is ''literal'' and includes the island and I2 (Pegasus' corporation) itself. (Of course, Pegasus never intends to lose, but when he does, he keeps his word and fulfils Yugi's rather humble request; well, considering the offer.)

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** The [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]], [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei anime]], and [[Anime/YuGiOh the second-series anime]] all have this to varying degrees, with ordinary games turned into deadly Shadow Games by the powers of Millennium Items. "Games with high stakes" is arguably the main plot device of the whole series.
** Weirldy Weirdly enough, in the manga, Atem has a policy of not playing Duel Monsters with an ante because he doesn't want bet his precious cards on a wager, but he is perfectly fine to bet his own (and Yugi's) and Yugi's life to compensate the lack of Star Chips. [[http://everydayduelist.tumblr.com/post/134372087304/scrawlers-oh-no-he-cant-bet-his-cards-god See here.]]
** Pegasus gets into this too in the original anime. In the Duelist Kingdom arc, he states that should he lose to the finalist, said finalist can have ''anything'' Pegasus can provide. His assistant Croquet states that this is ''literal'' and includes the island and I2 (Pegasus' corporation) itself. (Of course, Pegasus never intends to lose, but when he does, he keeps his word and fulfils Yugi's rather humble request; well, considering the offer.)
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Prince Orgene wagered the DoomsdayDevice his government had built in a duel against [[BigBad Saiou]], for no other reason than to prove how badass he was. (And he wasn't. The whole reason he built it in the first place [[HiddenDepths was to prove it to himself more than anyone else.]]) Whether he was {{brainwashed}} by the villain or not when he made the bet is unclear, but he certainly was after he lost. Even worse, Saiou's ante was the Destiny Hero cards, which ''he didn't even have'', meaning it was a wager he couldn't have kept.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', D-Wheel thief Cid challenged Jack to a duel with a deathtrap that would throw the loser into a car crusher; naturally, Cid rigged it with a safety catch that would save himself if ''he'' lost, but he didn't rig it very ''well''. After Jack won, the catch broke, and he had to be saved by Jack. (Of course, Jack followed through by beating him and his gang up before the police arrived to haul them away.)

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Prince Orgene wagered the DoomsdayDevice his government had built in a duel against [[BigBad Saiou]], for no other reason than to prove how badass he was. (And he wasn't. The whole reason he built it in the first place [[HiddenDepths was to prove it to himself more than anyone else.]]) Whether he was {{brainwashed}} by the villain or not when he made the bet is unclear, but he certainly was after he lost. Even worse, Saiou's ante was the Destiny Hero cards, which ''he didn't even have'', meaning it was a wager he couldn't have kept.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', D-Wheel thief Cid challenged Jack to a duel with a deathtrap that would throw the loser into a car crusher; naturally, Cid rigged it with a safety catch that would save himself if ''he'' lost, but he didn't rig it very ''well''. After Jack won, the catch broke, and he had to be saved by Jack. (Of course, Jack followed through by beating him and his gang up before the police arrived to haul them away.)
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