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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]].
13th Feb '16 12:47:59 PM bigmouth12349
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* The vocaloid fanfic ''Fanfic/RottingCamellias'' features Mew as one of these, and she appears to know more about the past and the future than any of the other characters. However, her proclamations are of limited help, because her brain is constantly untethered from the present, making it hard for her to focus long enough to give information to anyone.
22nd Jan '16 8:56:26 PM Adept
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* Kana Altair from SoulEaterNot, using tarot cards to predict the future and predict the compatibility between [[EquippableAlly weapons]] and meisters.
* A Fortune Teller serves in the anime of ''ChronoCrusade'' to further the plot of a gag episode where Chrono gets a fever...[[spoiler:and to foreshadow the anime's DownerEnding]].
* ''{{xxxHolic}}'' has a chapter where Yuuko demonstrates the difference between "popular" fortune telling and "real" fortune telling. The fake uses information sheets, leading questions, simple common sense, and has no sense of the supernatural (she didn't notice Mokona at all, or of Watanuki's real problems). The real fortune teller notices Mokona right off the bat, proving her supernatural sense, and only asks Watanuki his name for the sake of conversation easier before using a sand dish and her own sensing powers to pinpoint his problems exactly.

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* Kana Altair from SoulEaterNot, ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'', using tarot cards to predict the future and predict the compatibility between [[EquippableAlly weapons]] and meisters.
* A Fortune Teller serves in the anime of ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' to further the plot of a gag episode where Chrono gets a fever...[[spoiler:and to foreshadow the anime's DownerEnding]].
* ''{{xxxHolic}}'' ''Manga/{{xxxHolic}}'' has a chapter where Yuuko demonstrates the difference between "popular" fortune telling and "real" fortune telling. The fake uses information sheets, leading questions, simple common sense, and has no sense of the supernatural (she didn't notice Mokona at all, or of Watanuki's real problems). The real fortune teller notices Mokona right off the bat, proving her supernatural sense, and only asks Watanuki his name for the sake of conversation easier before using a sand dish and her own sensing powers to pinpoint his problems exactly.



* ''StrikeWitches'' has Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen who uses her magic in battle to predict enemy movements, but also uses Tarot cards. She keeps them in her pockets and tells people's fortunes.

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* ''StrikeWitches'' ''Manga/StrikeWitches'' has Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen who uses her magic in battle to predict enemy movements, but also uses Tarot cards. She keeps them in her pockets and tells people's fortunes.
7th Jan '16 6:48:55 AM JohnChurchill
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* In ''Western Animation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Pinkie Pie sometimes does a fortune-teller act, complete with turban and crystal ball. The joke of it is that Pinkie is a ''genunine'' and fairly powerful precognitive.

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* In ''Western Animation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Pinkie Pie sometimes does a fortune-teller act, complete with turban and crystal ball. The joke of it is that Pinkie is a ''genunine'' ''genuine'' -- and fairly powerful -- precognitive.
7th Jan '16 6:47:41 AM JohnChurchill
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* In ''Western Animation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Pinkie Pie sometimes does a fortune-teller act, complete with turban and crystal ball. The joke of it is that Pinkie is a ''genunine'' and fairly powerful precognitive.
4th Jan '16 4:24:57 AM StFan
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* Uranai Baba in ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'', who also was Master Roshi's sister.

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* Uranai Baba in ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'', ''Manga/DragonBall'', who also was Master Roshi's sister.



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* [[http://s1.subirimagenes.com/otros/464978qu-mala-es-la-gente.jpg This Strip]] from ''{{Quino}}''.



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* Madame Zoo Doo in ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}'' reads a crystal ball and other divining tools for the other Treetops residents, all of them birds like herself.
* [[http://s1.subirimagenes.com/otros/464978qu-mala-es-la-gente.jpg This Strip]] from ComicStrip/{{Quino}}.
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* In the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated Disney version]] of ''Robin Hood'', Robin masquerades as a Gypsy fortuneteller (complete with Crystal Ball) to trick Prince John.

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* In the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated Disney version]] of ''Robin Hood'', ''Disney/RobinHood'', Robin masquerades as a Gypsy fortuneteller (complete with Crystal Ball) to trick Prince John.John.
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-->'''Jesse''': Just once, I'd love to see some little old lady save up all her money, you know, to go to the fortune teller, she gets there all excited about hearing her future, and the woman would say "Uh-huh... Tomorrow and all your remaining days will be exactly like today."

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-->'''Jesse''': -->'''Jesse:''' Just once, I'd love to see some little old lady save up all her money, you know, to go to the fortune teller, she gets there all excited about hearing her future, and the woman would say "Uh-huh... Tomorrow and all your remaining days will be exactly like today."



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I asked the Gypsy, "What does the future hold?"\\
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I asked the Gypsy, "What does the future hold?"\\
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* Madame Zoo Doo in ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}'' reads a crystal ball and other divining tools for the other Treetops residents, all of them birds like herself.

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* Madame Zoo Doo in ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}'' reads a crystal ball and other divining tools for ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone'' has the other Treetops residents, all Camera.[[note]]From the episode "A Most Unusual Camera" in the original television series[[/note]] Making the shot yields a reward, along with a print of them birds like herself.what the Camera will reward the next time it is hit.
* There's one in the Bazaar in ''VideoGame/JinniZeala,'' who gives out random rewards.



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* ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone'' has the Camera.[[note]]From the episode "A Most Unusual Camera" in the original television series[[/note]] Making the shot yields a reward, along with a print of what the Camera will reward the next time it is hit.
* There's one in the Bazaar in ''VideoGame/JinniZeala,'' who gives out random rewards.
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--> '''Peter''': Did you wear a turban?
--> '''Winston''': No, man! It was a red velvet cape with moons. It was ''plush''!
* In ''VideoGame/{{Princess Maker}} 2'', one shows up once in a while. And an avaliable ending features the daughter of the game [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-xyfSsixsA becoming a teller too.]]
* TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari has one of these popping out sometimes when you send the PlayerCharacter shopping or to the city's downtown. She has a CrystalBall, hides her face under a hoodie, and if you pay her she'll give you cryptic advice about the girls. [[spoiler: In Anze's ending, however, she's hinted to be [[GodWasMyCopilot actually a goddess or a minor deity]] -- probably the one who sent Anze to Earth as a cat for losing her wings.]]
* 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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--> '''Peter''': -->'''Peter:''' Did you wear a turban?
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turban?\\
'''Winston:'''
No, man! It was a red velvet cape with moons. It was ''plush''!
* In ''VideoGame/{{Princess Maker}} ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker 2'', one shows up once in a while. And an avaliable ending features the daughter of the game [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-xyfSsixsA becoming a teller too.]]
* TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari ''VideoGame/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'' has one of these popping out sometimes when you send the PlayerCharacter shopping or to the city's downtown. She has a CrystalBall, hides her face under a hoodie, and if you pay her she'll give you cryptic advice about the girls. [[spoiler: In Anze's ending, however, she's hinted to be [[GodWasMyCopilot actually a goddess or a minor deity]] -- probably the one who sent Anze to Earth as a cat for losing her wings.]]
* DarkCloud ''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. charge.
* ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness'', episode one features a mechanical fortune teller that doesn't dispense fortunes so much as missions. They tend to be cryptic, and they greatly annoy Gabe, who finds them bizarre and ''stupid''. After finishing three of the fortune-missions, Gabe demands to put in the next token, gets a fortune, reads it, and then screams bloody murder before smashing the gypsy machine to mulch with his bare hands. And no, you never find out what it told him. Presumably it wasn't very nice.



* The one in ''BrokenSaints'' also happens to be a HeroicAlbino (sort of), and a rather straightforward talker as well.

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* The one in ''BrokenSaints'' ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' also happens to be a HeroicAlbino (sort of), and a rather straightforward talker as well.



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* ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness'', episode one features a mechanical fortune teller that doesn't dispense fortunes so much as missions. They tend to be cryptic, and they greatly annoy Gabe, who finds them bizarre and ''stupid''. After finishing three of the fortune-missions, Gabe demands to put in the next token, gets a fortune, reads it, and then screams bloody murder before smashing the gypsy machine to mulch with his bare hands. And no, you never find out what it told him. Presumably it wasn't very nice.



* Sister Marie of ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'', being a Predictamancer. She's got the "Cajun" accent to go with it.

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* Sister Marie of ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', being a Predictamancer. She's got the "Cajun" accent to go with it.



* In [[http://thewretchedoneswebcomic.com/ The Wretched Ones]], Jackson Adler has a reputation for telling peoples fortunes while drunk and claiming no responsibility while sober.

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* In [[http://thewretchedoneswebcomic.''[[http://thewretchedoneswebcomic.com/ The Wretched Ones]], Ones]]'', Jackson Adler has a reputation for telling peoples fortunes while drunk and claiming no responsibility while sober.



* The side character codenamed Gypsy at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse. Once she gets her confidence in a DealWithTheDevil she even dresses the part. She really is one of a long line of fortune tellers, complete with an ancestral Tarot deck which is magical and apparently alive. Her predictions turn out to be scarily accurate.

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* The side character codenamed Gypsy at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse.''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. Once she gets her confidence in a DealWithTheDevil she even dresses the part. She really is one of a long line of fortune tellers, complete with an ancestral Tarot deck which is magical and apparently alive. Her predictions turn out to be scarily accurate.accurate.
* ''WebVideo/TheAutobiographyOfJaneEyre'': At the Thornfield party, Mr Rochester plays Pagliaccio, a fortune-telling clown. It's a reimagination of the scene from he book in which Mr Rochester dresses himself as an old gypsy woman and tells fortune to young ladies, disguised and recognized only by Jane. Here everybody knows it's him and he trolls his guests quite mercilessly. He predicts adultery and divorce for Ms. Eshton who looks horrified.



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* ''WebVideo/TheAutobiographyOfJaneEyre'': At the Thornfield party, Mr Rochester plays Pagliaccio, a fortune-telling clown. It's a reimagination of the scene from he book in which Mr Rochester dresses himself as an old gypsy woman and tells fortune to young ladies, disguised and recognized only by Jane. Here everybody knows it's him and he trolls his guests quite mercilessly. He predicts adultery and divorce for Ms. Eshton who looks horrified.
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* The fortune teller Aunt Wu from the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheFortuneteller The Fortuneteller]]." Her prophecies are accurate, though mainly because most of them are {{self fulfilling prophec|y}}ies. That said, she has some truly accurate predictions regarding both the weather and the fate of certain characters.

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* The fortune teller Aunt Wu from the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheFortuneteller The Fortuneteller]]." [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheFortuneteller "The Fortuneteller"]]. Her prophecies are accurate, though mainly because most of them are {{self fulfilling prophec|y}}ies.[[SelfFulfillingProphecy Self-Fulfilling Prophecies]]. That said, she has some truly accurate predictions regarding both the weather and the fate of certain characters.



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