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22nd Mar '17 9:21:06 AM TheRazgar
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* Parodied in the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'' where [[ActorAllusion a character played the same actor]] who played Guino is ''Scarface'' asks a fellow gangster (who is flipping a nickel) "Where did you pick up THAT cheap trick?"

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* Parodied in the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'' where [[ActorAllusion a character played by the same actor]] who played Guino is ''Scarface'' in ''Film/{{Scarface 1932}}'' asks a fellow gangster (who is flipping a nickel) "Where did you pick up THAT cheap trick?"
10th Mar '17 9:31:46 AM CosmicFerret
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* [[EuropeanChampionship Euro 1968.]] Italy, against the Soviet Union, won by this after none having scored in the semi-final match. It was the first and only time that this method was used.

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* [[EuropeanChampionship [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship Euro 1968.]] Italy, against the Soviet Union, won by this after none having scored in the semi-final match. It was the first and only time that this method was used.
7th Mar '17 5:08:05 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' cartoon "Devil In Her Heart" had Ringo losing his way to the picnic grounds and approaches a fork in the road. He flips a coin to decide which route to take, and the coin sprouts vampire wings (he and George are in Transylvania) and flies away.



18th Feb '17 12:55:35 PM themisterfree
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** Speaking of game shows, they tend to do coin tosses backstage before a show to determine who goes first in a game, most often when there's no returning champion- due to either the format not using them, or because a champion retired the previous episode- or when it's the first episode.
1st Feb '17 4:13:36 PM HeroicJay
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy VI}}'' Edgar and Sabin flip a coin to determine who will be king of Figaro -- or, more specifically, the winner would choose their own path. Edgar flipped TwoHeadedCoin, but called "heads" for Sabin; Sabin chose to leave the castle. Later, Celes borrows the same coin against [[TheGambler Setzer]]. He falls for it. If you bring both Figaro brothers to that cutscene, Sabin is rather appalled to learn the truth about the coin (and it ''is'' that coin, because Celes borrows it from Edgar before she makes the offer).

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy VI}}'' Edgar and Sabin flip a coin to determine who will be king of Figaro -- or, more specifically, the winner would choose their own path. Edgar flipped a TwoHeadedCoin, but called "heads" for Sabin; Sabin chose to leave the castle. Later, Celes borrows the same coin against [[TheGambler Setzer]]. He falls for it. If you bring both Figaro brothers to that cutscene, Sabin is rather appalled to learn the truth about the coin (and it ''is'' that coin, because Celes borrows it from Edgar before she makes the offer).
1st Feb '17 4:12:21 PM HeroicJay
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy VI}}'' Edgar and Sabin flip a coin to determine who will be king of Figaro. Edgar won, by using a TwoHeadedCoin, in order to keep the burden off his brother's shoulders. Later, Celes borrows the same coin against [[TheGambler Setzer]]. He falls for it. If you bring both Figaro brothers to that cutscene, Sabin is rather appalled to learn the truth about the coin (and it ''is'' that coin, because Celes borrows it from Edgar before she makes the offer).

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy VI}}'' Edgar and Sabin flip a coin to determine who will be king of Figaro. Figaro -- or, more specifically, the winner would choose their own path. Edgar won, by using a flipped TwoHeadedCoin, in order but called "heads" for Sabin; Sabin chose to keep leave the burden off his brother's shoulders.castle. Later, Celes borrows the same coin against [[TheGambler Setzer]]. He falls for it. If you bring both Figaro brothers to that cutscene, Sabin is rather appalled to learn the truth about the coin (and it ''is'' that coin, because Celes borrows it from Edgar before she makes the offer).
19th Jan '17 1:07:02 PM Ccook1956
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** In "Ghastly Ghost Town," Shaggy flips a coin as to whether or not to enter an abandoned saloon (heads for yes, tails for no. "The fact that it's a two-headed coin is beside the point!").
29th Dec '16 11:36:03 AM Narsil
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A BornLucky character will almost always get the result they want in this. A staple feature of TheGambler and TheTrickster, who frequently settle their disputes this way. Occasionally a character will pick a course of action with a coin flip because he wants to prevent his enemies from figuring out what he'll do--they can't predict it if [[IndyPloy he doesn't know himself]]. Cheaters tend to use a TwoHeadedCoin. HeadsTailsEdge is a subtrope.

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A BornLucky character will almost always get the result they want in this. A staple feature of TheGambler and TheTrickster, who frequently settle their disputes this way. Occasionally a character will pick a course of action with a coin flip because he wants to prevent his enemies from figuring out what he'll do--they do (that is, to counter IKnowYouKnowIKnow)--they can't predict it if [[IndyPloy he doesn't know himself]]. Cheaters tend to use a TwoHeadedCoin. HeadsTailsEdge is a subtrope.
18th Oct '16 10:48:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Literature/BattleRoyale [[EmptyShell Kiriyama]] flips a coin to decide whether he'll participate in the Program or not. We later learn that [[spoiler: [[EmptyShell he has no emotions and simply "chooses" what to do]]]]. It turns out he could care less what it lands on, and simply decides to kill his classmates mercilessly, because it lands on tails.

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* In Literature/BattleRoyale [[EmptyShell Kiriyama]] flips a coin to decide whether he'll participate in the Program or not. We later learn that [[spoiler: [[EmptyShell he has no emotions and simply "chooses" what to do]]]]. It turns out he could care less what it lands on, and simply decides to kill his classmates mercilessly, because it lands on tails.



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23rd Jul '16 4:30:06 PM nombretomado
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* In a [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]] story by CarlBarks, "Flip Decision", Donald is conned by a charlatan into believing in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipism Flipism]]: the idea that all of life's choices can be made on the flip of a coin. Hilarity Ensues, of course, though the coin does show uncanny predictive power.

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* In a [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]] story by CarlBarks, Creator/CarlBarks, "Flip Decision", Donald is conned by a charlatan into believing in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipism Flipism]]: the idea that all of life's choices can be made on the flip of a coin. Hilarity Ensues, of course, though the coin does show uncanny predictive power.
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