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27th Nov '17 9:21:08 PM Teenlyokofan7777
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* The WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko episode "A Fine Mess" opens with Ulrich tossing a Euro coin to guess whether Odd or Yumi will come out of the scanners first. He calls Odd as coming out and at first, appears to have lost when Yumi is in the first scanner open...[[FreakyFridayFlip except it's Odd in her body.]]

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* The WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko episode "A Fine Mess" opens with Ulrich tossing a Euro coin to guess whether Odd or Yumi will come out of the scanners first. He calls Odd as coming out and at first, appears to have lost when Yumi is in the first scanner open...[[FreakyFridayFlip except it's Odd in her body.]]]] At the end of the episode, Ulrich flips the Euro coin at the vending machine to guess whether Odd or Yumi will appear first. He calls Odd coming out, and he wins.
8th Nov '17 2:18:29 AM 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!").

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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, no, tails for no.yes. "The fact that it's a two-headed coin is beside the point!").
27th Oct '17 12:46:16 AM PaulA
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** In "The Pirate Planet", the Doctor flips a coin to make a decision, then reveals that the coin is from a planet with two monarchs, so both sides are heads.
** In "Warrior's Gate" there is a lot of coin flipping, which is tied in with the story's themes about predestination.
** At the end of "Thin Ice", Nardole gets annoyed at the Doctor for nicking off to have another adventure in time and space instead of staying on Earth like he promised. The Doctor promises to stay if Nardole wins a coin toss. However earlier in the episode he got the secret of winning a coin toss out of a conman who was using this trick, so Nardole loses.

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** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet The Pirate Planet", Planet]]", the Doctor flips a coin to make a decision, then reveals that the coin is from a planet with two monarchs, so [[TwoHeadedCoin both sides are heads.
heads]].
** In "Warrior's Gate" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E5WarriorsGate Warriors' Gate]]" there is a lot of coin flipping, which is tied in with the story's themes about predestination.
** At the end of "Thin Ice", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E3ThinIce Thin Ice]]", Nardole gets annoyed at the Doctor for nicking off to have another adventure in time and space instead of staying on Earth like he promised. The Doctor promises to stay if Nardole wins a coin toss. However earlier in the episode he got the secret of winning a coin toss out of a conman who was using this trick, so Nardole loses.
27th Oct '17 12:30:23 AM PaulA
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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. At the end of "Thin Ice", Nardole gets annoyed at the Doctor for nicking off to have another adventure in time and space instead of staying on Earth like he promised. The Doctor promises to stay if Nardole wins a coin toss. However earlier in the episode he got the secret of winning a coin toss out of a conman who was using this trick, so Nardole loses.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** In "The Pirate Planet", the Doctor flips a coin to make a decision, then reveals that the coin is from a planet with two monarchs, so both sides are heads.
** In "Warrior's Gate" there is a lot of coin flipping, which is tied in with the story's themes about predestination.
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At the end of "Thin Ice", Nardole gets annoyed at the Doctor for nicking off to have another adventure in time and space instead of staying on Earth like he promised. The Doctor promises to stay if Nardole wins a coin toss. However earlier in the episode he got the secret of winning a coin toss out of a conman who was using this trick, so Nardole loses.
27th Oct '17 12:26:19 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Shan and Thorvald are trapped in mists, with no sense of direction. They have an artifact rather like a bone coin, which has shown strange powers before, and decide to flip it as they have really no other alternative--heads this way, tails that way. It flies off through the air, and they chase it instead.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', ''Literature/StormOverWarlock'', Shan and Thorvald are trapped in mists, with no sense of direction. They have an artifact rather like a bone coin, which has shown strange powers before, and decide to flip it as they have really no other alternative--heads this way, tails that way. It flies off through the air, and they chase it instead.
16th Oct '17 8:30:21 PM PaulA
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* In the Literature/KnownSpace novel ''Protector'', a [[SuperIntelligence superintelligent alien]] (sort of...) needs to fight a space battle with similarly intelligent aliens. He knows what the ideal weapon is for the circumstances--but [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow also knows that the enemies would know]] what that ideal weapon is, and could use countermeasures. So instead, he comes up with four pretty-good weapons which would each require different countermeasures, and rolls a die to pick which one to use. (The enemies would be able to predict that he'd do ''that'', too, but they wouldn't know which way the die came up.)

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* In the Literature/KnownSpace novel ''Protector'', ''Literature/{{Protector}}'', a [[SuperIntelligence superintelligent alien]] (sort of...) needs to fight a space battle with similarly intelligent aliens. He knows what the ideal weapon is for the circumstances--but [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow also knows that the enemies would know]] what that ideal weapon is, and could use countermeasures. So instead, he comes up with four pretty-good weapons which would each require different countermeasures, and rolls a die to pick which one to use. (The enemies would be able to predict that he'd do ''that'', too, but they wouldn't know which way the die came up.)
28th Sep '17 11:59:51 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* The WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko episode "A Fine Mess" opens with Ulrich tossing a Euro coin to guess whether Odd or Yumi will come out of the scanners first. He calls Odd as coming out and at first, appears to have lost when Yumi is in the first scanner open...[[FreakyFridayFlip except it's Odd in her body.]]
17th Sep '17 6:05:42 AM JackG
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--->I flipped a coin to decide, and of course won since I had palmed the coin before the toss. It was going to be action.

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--->I -->I flipped a coin to decide, and of course won since I had palmed the coin before the toss. It was going to be action.



* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Shan and Thorvald are trapped in mists, with no sense of direction. They have an artifact rather like a bone coin, which has shown strange powers before, and decide to flip it as they have really no other alternative--heads this way, tails that way.\\
It flies off through the air, and they chase it instead.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Shan and Thorvald are trapped in mists, with no sense of direction. They have an artifact rather like a bone coin, which has shown strange powers before, and decide to flip it as they have really no other alternative--heads this way, tails that way.\\
It flies off through the air, and they chase it instead.
13th Sep '17 3:04:35 AM DesiredUsernameTaken
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': When Stumpy and [[AlphaBitch Pretty]] get into an argument, Stumpy pulls out a coin so they can toss it and see who wins. He then says "Heads I win, tails you lose." He wins, obviously, and Pretty tries to attack him.
1st Jul '17 3:43:08 PM nombretomado
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Flipping coins to decide on an action has been a practice that, according to TheOtherWiki, dates at least back to Ancient Rome. In fiction, it usually happens in the following situations:

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Flipping coins to decide on an action has been a practice that, according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, dates at least back to Ancient Rome. In fiction, it usually happens in the following situations:
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