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27th Aug '16 8:44:15 AM ThatBitterTase
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* The ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series traditionally uses an interview with a gypsy fortune teller for stealthy [[AnAdventurerIsYou character creation]].

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* The ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series traditionally uses an interview with a gypsy fortune teller for stealthy [[AnAdventurerIsYou character creation]]. In the NES version of ''Ultima IV'', recurring character Hawkwind takes over the job.



* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' has the fortune teller machine [[http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/Epstein_the_Swami Epstein the Swami]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' has the fortune teller machine [[http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/Epstein_the_Swami Epstein the Swami]]Swami]]. It usually tells you something unpleasant.
29th Jul '16 10:17:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Brian Jacques's ''{{Redwall}}'' series uses this frequently. Examples include Nightshade from ''Outcast of Redwall'', Groddil from ''Lord Brocktree'', and Polleekin from ''Martin the Warrior''. One subversion of this is in ''The Long Patrol'', where Midge Manycoats poses as a fortune teller to gain access to the enemy camp.

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* Brian Jacques's ''{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series uses this frequently. Examples include Nightshade from ''Outcast of Redwall'', Groddil from ''Lord Brocktree'', and Polleekin from ''Martin the Warrior''. One subversion of this is in ''The Long Patrol'', where Midge Manycoats poses as a fortune teller to gain access to the enemy camp.



* In ''TheDivineComedy'', fortune tellers are shown to be among the worst sinners. They are sent to the eighth circle of {{Hell}}, which is for Frauds. As with the other sinners they are punished with [[IronicHell a form of irony]]. For the sin of trying to see the future they are forced to walk around with their heads on backwards, unable to see what is in front of them.

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* In ''TheDivineComedy'', ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', fortune tellers are shown to be among the worst sinners. They are sent to the eighth circle of {{Hell}}, which is for Frauds. As with the other sinners they are punished with [[IronicHell a form of irony]]. For the sin of trying to see the future they are forced to walk around with their heads on backwards, unable to see what is in front of them.
6th Jul '16 1:29:01 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/LuckyStar'''s final episode has Konata parody said Yuki scene. Cute.

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* ''Anime/LuckyStar'''s ''Manga/LuckyStar'''s final episode has Konata parody said Yuki scene. Cute.


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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has a G1 pony known as "Gypsy". She has tambourines on her flank. In [[ComicBook/MyLittlePony the British comics]] she lives deep in the forest, can tell fortunes, and can see into both the past and the future. She also has a talent for music. Gypsy is a trusted subject to Majesty (who is essentially the queen and is also magically gifted).
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3rd Jul '16 1:53:35 PM CptnLhurgoyf
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* Mohammed Avdol of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' worked as one in his hometown of Cairo before the events of Part 3 began. He doesn't do much in the series itself, but it helps set up its use of TarotMotifs.
3rd Jun '16 10:14:01 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'' for the PS2 features a disturbing example dubbed [[https://youtu.be/Hzq2ik0HWP8?t=753 "Pumpkin Panty Fortunetelling"]] that she performs for the protagonist after you rebuild her home and place of business. The fortune-telling is done by a mildly rotund middle-aged lady wearing an open dress who proceeds to leap up high in the air and drop down on top of the protagonist's head, trapping it within her dress. Squick aside, it is 100% accurate for all predictions (and necessary to proceed with the game) and she provides the service to the protagonist free of charge.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'' for the PS2 [=PS2=] features a disturbing example dubbed [[https://youtu.be/Hzq2ik0HWP8?t=753 "Pumpkin Panty Fortunetelling"]] that she performs for the protagonist after you rebuild her home and place of business. The fortune-telling is done by a mildly rotund middle-aged lady wearing an open dress who proceeds to leap up high in the air and drop down on top of the protagonist's head, trapping it within her dress. Squick aside, it is 100% accurate for all predictions (and necessary to proceed with the game) and she provides the service to the protagonist free of charge.
13th Apr '16 3:07:08 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''[[TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness Midnight Circus]]'' naturally features fortune tellers among the circus folk; more specifically, the Midnight Circus has a whole ''trio'' of them in the form of the Scribunda Sisters. [[TheHecateSisters Aurora, Merida and Fata]] all offer various services to clients, including dowsing, augury, premonition, divination, and even the occasional vision quest; they've even got a set of [[ThemedTarotDeck Midnight Circus-themed]] [[TarotMotifs tarot cards]]. Out of all the circus folk, [[TokenGoodTeammate they're among the least malevolent]], being among the few surviving worshipers of Cara to remain within the carnival; they're even capable of healing [[MoreThanMindControl Barbs]], which can come in handing if the player's given into the Circus's corrupting influence.
29th Mar '16 8:59:59 PM Sark0TAG
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* A mechanical fortune teller named Morgan plays this straight in ''VideoGame/TheLabyrinthOfTime''. He is your main source of clues in the game, but costs a quarter per hint. [[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere And his booth is tucked away inside the mirror maze]], which can be fairly hard to reach at times.
12th Mar '16 12:12:17 PM eroock
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* The opening of ''Film/TheSaddestMusicInTheWorld'' has a fortune teller warn Chester about his moral conduct and how it may become his downfall. He shrugs it off but in the end the prediction comes true.
11th Mar '16 8:08:34 PM Sark0TAG
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* The third installment of ''VideoGame/TheRoom'' has a mechanical fortune teller named Maggie that's actually powered by [[spoiler: her actual soul, who was imprisoned by [[BigBad the Craftsman]] after she disobeyed him.]] She's [[AndIMustScream aware enough to know what's happening around her]], and even leaves a [[CouldntFindAPen cryptic warning on the glass]] at one point. But she can't help you beyond that unless you solve the extra puzzles in Grey Holm before the ending.
* Jake Quinlan visits a fortune teller's booth near the end of ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' inside a virtual simulation of Victorian Whitechapel, to activate the weapon he can use against the Ripper there.
15th Feb '16 2:19:31 AM sareforholdingthings
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* ''Webcomic/BiterComics'': A local psychic is killed and the cops working the case ponder how she didn't see this coming. She ultimately [[http://www.bitercomics.com/comic/prophetic/ gets the last laugh]].
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