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4th May '16 12:02:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* Fisk from the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' is rather good at card tricks, though he usually sticks to cons that he can get more money out of and sneak away from easier. Unfortunately this skill doesn't see a whole lot of use. For Michael's sake, he'll usually stick to betting on whether or not he ''can'' do a trick than actually tricking people.

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* Fisk from the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' is rather good at card tricks, though he usually sticks to cons that he can get more money out of and sneak away from easier. Unfortunately this skill doesn't see a whole lot of use. For Michael's sake, he'll usually stick to betting on whether or not he ''can'' do a trick than actually tricking people.
31st Mar '16 1:58:44 PM ObsidianFire
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* Edward Norton's character, "Worm," is a card-sharp, or "mechanic", in ''Film/{{Rounders}}''. His more honest gambling buddy, played by Matt Damon, [[GenreSavvy warns him]] against utilizing his tricks against players with sharp eyes who might turn violent if they catch him at it. [[spoiler: Worm doesn't listen, and a group of cops [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the everloving piss out of them both]] and confiscate tens of thousands in winnings before kicking them to the curb.]]

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* Edward Norton's character, "Worm," is a card-sharp, or "mechanic", in ''Film/{{Rounders}}''. His more honest gambling buddy, played by Matt Damon, [[GenreSavvy warns him]] him against utilizing his tricks against players with sharp eyes who might turn violent if they catch him at it. [[spoiler: Worm doesn't listen, and a group of cops [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the everloving piss out of them both]] and confiscate tens of thousands in winnings before kicking them to the curb.]]
10th Mar '16 12:37:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[Series/{{Heroes}} Hiro]] tries this with his time-altering super-powers at one point. [[SubvertedTrope Unfortunately for him, someone notices the switch.]]

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* [[Series/{{Heroes}} Hiro]] ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Hiro tries this with his time-altering super-powers at one point. [[SubvertedTrope Unfortunately for him, someone notices the switch.]]



* When necessary, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]] has shown that he can stack the deck (though in that case it was to send a subliminal message), [[SuperStrength squeeze a set of loaded dice]] hard enough to rebalance them, and count cards. When he needed money after being trapped in 19th Century San Francisco, he hustled another group of sharps using his abilities.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': When necessary, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]] Data has shown that he can stack the deck (though in that case it was to send a subliminal message), [[SuperStrength squeeze a set of loaded dice]] hard enough to rebalance them, and count cards. When he needed money after being trapped in 19th Century San Francisco, he hustled another group of sharps using his abilities.
10th Mar '16 12:36:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* Alex of ''Series/TheRealHustle''.
* Neal Caffrey is this in several episodes of ''WhiteCollar''.
* T-Bag in ''PrisonBreak''. Claims that maybe 5 people in the country can do what he can with cards. It's only significant in one episode, however.

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* %%* Alex of ''Series/TheRealHustle''.
* %%* Neal Caffrey is this in several episodes of ''WhiteCollar''.
''Series/WhiteCollar''.
* T-Bag in ''PrisonBreak''.''Series/PrisonBreak''. Claims that maybe 5 people in the country can do what he can with cards. It's only significant in one episode, however.
2nd Feb '16 3:55:34 AM Adept
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* The first case of ''ApolloJustice'' has a witness who is a professional CardSharp, [[spoiler: hired to plant evidence to falsely accuse Phoenix Wright of being a CardSharp.]]

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* The first case of ''ApolloJustice'' ''VisualNovel/ApolloJustice'' has a witness who is a professional CardSharp, [[spoiler: hired to plant evidence to falsely accuse Phoenix Wright of being a CardSharp.]]
28th Jan '16 2:12:56 PM Willbyr
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* Protagonist Allen Walker from ''DGrayMan'' is an expert at cheating in cards due to the horrible experiences with debt he had from being with General Cross.

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* Protagonist Allen Walker from ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is an expert at cheating in cards due to the horrible experiences with debt he had from being with General Cross.
7th Nov '15 5:19:49 PM nombretomado
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* The Elegant Suit in ''RedDeadRedemption'' gives Marston the ability to do this, pocketing a single card to discreetly swap out at any time whenever it's his deal. Failing at the minigame causes him to lose his ante and initiates a [[ShowdownAtHighNoon duel]] with the player who caught him.
* Twisted Fate and Graves of ''{{LeagueOfLegends}}'' fame met in a card game where they both showed four aces for their final hand. Twisted Fate in particular embodies this trope, as he uses {{DeathDealer}} abilities in battle and has a repertoire of quotes related to gambling.

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* The Elegant Suit in ''RedDeadRedemption'' ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' gives Marston the ability to do this, pocketing a single card to discreetly swap out at any time whenever it's his deal. Failing at the minigame causes him to lose his ante and initiates a [[ShowdownAtHighNoon duel]] with the player who caught him.
* Twisted Fate and Graves of ''{{LeagueOfLegends}}'' ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' fame met in a card game where they both showed four aces for their final hand. Twisted Fate in particular embodies this trope, as he uses {{DeathDealer}} DeathDealer abilities in battle and has a repertoire of quotes related to gambling.
26th Sep '15 9:13:42 AM Willbyr
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* In ''LiarGame'', the 17-Card Poker game becomes a battle of ''dueling'' card sharps: Akiyama uses skill and strategy, while his opponent uses superhuman reflexes honed from an aborted career in boxing to track the cards.
* Unsurprisingly, comes up frequently in both ''{{Kaiji}}'' and ''Manga/{{Akagi}}''.

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* In ''LiarGame'', ''Manga/LiarGame'', the 17-Card Poker game becomes a battle of ''dueling'' card sharps: Akiyama uses skill and strategy, while his opponent uses superhuman reflexes honed from an aborted career in boxing to track the cards.
* Unsurprisingly, comes up frequently in both ''{{Kaiji}}'' ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}'' and ''Manga/{{Akagi}}''.



* Nearly every major character in ''TheLegendOfKoizumi'' is able to cheat at Mahjong in some way.

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* Nearly every major character in ''TheLegendOfKoizumi'' ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'' is able to cheat at Mahjong in some way.
25th Sep '15 2:07:05 PM Discar
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->''Trust me, son. When '''''I''''' play cards, it ain't gambling.''
-->--'''Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell''', ''Series/PrisonBreak''

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->''Trust ->''"Trust me, son. When '''''I''''' play cards, it ain't gambling.''
-->--'''Theodore
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-->-- '''Theodore
"T-Bag" Bagwell''', ''Series/PrisonBreak''



* The PersonOfInterest that The Machine spits out in "All In" is an old "Mechanic" from the mobbed-up Atlantic City days. He used his skill at switching cards to win enough money at a casino to pay for his wife's cancer treatments, only to end up being forced to work as a money launderer for the casino's owner. It ends up being a ChekhovsSkill when during the climax of the episode [[spoiler: he is forced to play Russian Roulette and is able to take the bullet out of the gun without anyone noticing]].

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': The PersonOfInterest number that The Machine spits out in "All In" is points to an old "Mechanic" from the mobbed-up Atlantic City days. He used his skill at switching cards to win enough money at a casino to pay for his wife's cancer treatments, only to end up being forced to work as a money launderer for the casino's owner. It ends up being a ChekhovsSkill when during the climax of the episode [[spoiler: he is forced to play Russian Roulette and is able to take the bullet out of the gun without anyone noticing]].
20th Aug '15 11:35:23 AM Willbyr
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* Unsurprisingly, comes up frequently in both ''{{Kaiji}}'' and ''{{Akagi}}''.

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* Unsurprisingly, comes up frequently in both ''{{Kaiji}}'' and ''{{Akagi}}''.''Manga/{{Akagi}}''.
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