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1st Jan '17 10:04:33 AM rafi
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* Done entirely seriously in the (Daniel J.) Darby the Gambler battle of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' with souls and various forms of gambling.
** Darby's younger brother, Terence, also does this, albeit with video games instead of gambling.
** A more gruesome example comes in the form of Part 6's Marylin Manson, a stand which immediately and invariably enforces the terms of the bet it oversees. If the loser doesn't have the money they bet on their person, it collects their internal organs based on their going rate on the black market.

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* Done entirely seriously A variation of this occurs in episode 16 of the (Daniel J.) Darby first anime season of ''Manga/BlackButler'', when Ciel and Sebastian meet the Gambler battle spirit of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' with souls [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet Edward V]] in a castle. Prince Edward and various forms Ciel play a game of gambling.
** Darby's
chess to pass the time, and Ciel reluctantly bets Sebastian, because the Edward's younger brother, Terence, also does this, albeit with video games instead brother Richard took a liking to him. [[spoiler: Ciel loses. Although he gets Sebastian back, [[StatusQuoIsGod of gambling.
** A more gruesome example comes in the form of Part 6's Marylin Manson, a stand which immediately and invariably enforces the terms of the bet it oversees. If the loser doesn't have the money they bet on their person, it collects their internal organs based on their going rate on the black market.
course.]]]]



* The soul of oneself or loved ones at stake is a common setup in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', technically the good guys don't (usually) initiate such games; yet are forced to play them through anyway. For example, Pegasus and Kaiba duel for Mokuba's soul, which is literally in a card, and with Kaiba also offering his soul if he loses. He does, so his soul goes into the card.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', there are two factions called "families" in Crash Town who compete for extraction of raw materials. To strengthen their power, both families send a representant of the respective family in a duel. The loser becomes a slave worker for the other family and he has to work in a mine for the rest of his life. It's worth noting that the duelists often come from different places all over the world, and the main reason why they are insane enough to put their lives on a wager is because Crash Town attracts challengers.
* In ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}'', gamblers who didn't win enough onboard the Espoir were threatened with slave labor. Later, Kaiji is involved in quite a few gambits where his own physical health/life is on the line.
** ''Manga/LiarGame'' vaguely implies that something similar happens to its losers, but it never goes beyond the LGT making a few sinister comments about getting their money back one way or another (though the amounts involved are high enough that they clearly cannot be paid off through normal means).
* In ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', the SOS Brigade are challenged to play a game against the computer club. The computer club wants to win back a computer Haruhi stole and offers three more computers should she win. Haruhi offers [[ArtificialHuman Yuki]] to balance out the bet, equating her with the three computers. When the computer club are shocked, she offers Mikuru and then herself. This last provokes panic, so in the end only their computer is wagered.
* The Davy Back Fight in ''OnePiece'' is essentially a [[LoopholeAbuse sporting event]] with the competing crews members hanging in the balance.
* In ''Anime/PorcoRosso'', Fio offers herself as the stake for Porco and Curtis' duel since Porco didn't have anything else to bet. (Porco tries to object but is quickly overruled.)
* A variation of this occurs in episode 16 of the first anime season of ''Manga/BlackButler'', when Ciel and Sebastian meet the spirit of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet Edward V]] in a castle. Prince Edward and Ciel play a game of chess to pass the time, and Ciel reluctantly bets Sebastian, because the Edward's younger brother Richard took a liking to him. [[spoiler: Ciel loses. Although he gets Sebastian back, [[StatusQuoIsGod of course.]]]]


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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** Done entirely seriously in the (Daniel J.) Darby the Gambler battle in Part 3 with souls and various forms of gambling.
** Darby's younger brother, Terence, also does this, albeit with video games instead of gambling.
** A more gruesome example comes in the form of Part 6's Marylin Manson, a stand which immediately and invariably enforces the terms of the bet it oversees. If the loser doesn't have the money they bet on their person, it collects their internal organs based on their going rate on the black market.
* In ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}'', gamblers who didn't win enough onboard the Espoir were threatened with slave labor. Later, Kaiji is involved in quite a few gambits where his own physical health/life is on the line.
** ''Manga/LiarGame'' vaguely implies that something similar happens to its losers, but it never goes beyond the LGT making a few sinister comments about getting their money back one way or another (though the amounts involved are high enough that they clearly cannot be paid off through normal means).
* In ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', the SOS Brigade are challenged to play a game against the computer club. The computer club wants to win back a computer Haruhi stole and offers three more computers should she win. Haruhi offers [[ArtificialHuman Yuki]] to balance out the bet, equating her with the three computers. When the computer club are shocked, she offers Mikuru and then herself. This last provokes panic, so in the end only their computer is wagered.


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* The Davy Back Fight in ''Manga/OnePiece'' is essentially a [[LoopholeAbuse sporting event]] with the competing crews members hanging in the balance.
* In the movie ''Anime/PorcoRosso'', Fio offers herself as the stake for Porco and Curtis' duel since Porco didn't have anything else to bet. (Porco tries to object but is quickly overruled.)
* The soul of oneself or loved ones at stake is a common setup in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', technically the good guys don't (usually) initiate such games; yet are forced to play them through anyway. For example, Pegasus and Kaiba duel for Mokuba's soul, which is literally in a card, and with Kaiba also offering his soul if he loses. He does, so his soul goes into the card.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', there are two factions called "families" in Crash Town who compete for extraction of raw materials. To strengthen their power, both families send a representant of the respective family in a duel. The loser becomes a slave worker for the other family and he has to work in a mine for the rest of his life. It's worth noting that the duelists often come from different places all over the world, and the main reason why they are insane enough to put their lives on a wager is because Crash Town attracts challengers.
27th Nov '16 4:40:50 PM Scalondragon
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* The plot of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3480341/1/The-Night-The-House-of-Cards-Was-Built The Night the House of Cards was Built]]'' basically amounts to "Naruto enters a poker game with the most influential people in Konoha and wins (among many other things) several women and girls".[[note]]The total by the end is Anko, Kurenai, Hinata, Hanabi, Ino, Tenten and Uchiha Mikoto (Sasuke's mother). It's a good thing he's [[ChildrenAreInnocent still only six years old]]. He also wins a puppy from the litter of Inuzuka Tsume's canine companion Kuromaru which, considering how the Inuzuka treat their dogs, is roughly the same thing.[[/note]]

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* The plot of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3480341/1/The-Night-The-House-of-Cards-Was-Built The Night the House of Cards was Built]]'' by drakensis basically amounts to "Naruto enters a poker game with the most influential people in Konoha and wins (among many other things) several women and girls".[[note]]The total by the end is Anko, Kurenai, Hinata, Hanabi, Ino, Tenten and Uchiha Mikoto (Sasuke's mother). It's a good thing he's [[ChildrenAreInnocent still only six years old]].old]] in this story. He also wins a puppy from the litter of Inuzuka Tsume's canine companion Kuromaru which, considering how the Inuzuka treat their dogs, is roughly the same thing.[[/note]]



* One ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfic has Harry win Luna Lovegood, Susan Bones (both of whom bet themselves) and Pansy Parkinson (bet on by Draco Malfoy, using a life debt) as concubines in a high-stakes poker game.

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* One ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfic fanfic, [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4081016/1/The-Poker-Game ''The Poker Game'']]by Enterprise1701d and Joshua the Evil Guy, has Harry win Luna Lovegood, Susan Bones (both of whom bet themselves) and Pansy Parkinson (bet on by Draco Malfoy, using a life debt) as concubines in a high-stakes poker game.game. [[spoiler: But that's just the beginning as Harry later gets more women as the story goes, mostly through the actions of Karma, it's said later by Luna.]]
31st Oct '16 8:52:09 PM Grade0
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* {{Defied|Trope}} by ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG'', as he isn't even allowed to make the bet:
-->1794. Can't use party members for ante.
28th Oct '16 1:33:50 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''GilligansIsland'', the Skipper and Mr. Howell bet on their turtles racing, eventually with Mr. Howell "winning" Gilligan from the Skipper. After losing more times, the Skipper has nothing left to bet, but Mr. Howell finally has him choose which hand has a pebble. When the Skipper chooses wrongly again, Mr. Howell delivers Gilligan back to him. When the Skipper protests that he lost, Mr. Howell cites all the damage Gilligan did while working for him and says whoever ''has'' Gilligan is the loser.

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* In an episode of ''GilligansIsland'', ''Series/GilligansIsland'', the Skipper and Mr. Howell bet on their turtles racing, eventually with Mr. Howell "winning" Gilligan from the Skipper. After losing more times, the Skipper has nothing left to bet, but Mr. Howell finally has him choose which hand has a pebble. When the Skipper chooses wrongly again, Mr. Howell delivers Gilligan back to him. When the Skipper protests that he lost, Mr. Howell cites all the damage Gilligan did while working for him and says whoever ''has'' Gilligan is the loser.
18th Oct '16 12:23:06 AM Dracis
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* Fairly standard in ''Anime/NoGameNoLife''. At one point, an entire species is bet.

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* Fairly standard in ''Anime/NoGameNoLife''.''Anime/NoGameNoLife'': war and violence are forbidden by divine edict, so ''any'' conflict must be settled via an AbsurdlyHighStakesGame. At one point, an entire species is bet.
13th Oct '16 4:19:29 AM Milarqui
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* One ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfic has Harry win Luna Lovegood, Susan Bones (both of whom bet themselves) and Pansy Parkinson (bet on by Draco Malfoy, using a life debt) as concubines in a high-stakes poker game.
22nd Aug '16 3:38:44 PM eroock
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Most often the card game is [[{{Poker}} poker]], but theoretically any form of game that allows TheBet would work. A comedic form of the AbsurdlyHighStakesGame. Compare the BachelorAuction, which is consensual on the "traded" person's part.

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Most often the card game is [[{{Poker}} [[TabletopGame/{{Poker}} poker]], but theoretically any form of game that allows TheBet would work. A comedic form of the AbsurdlyHighStakesGame. Compare the BachelorAuction, which is consensual on the "traded" person's part.
22nd Aug '16 3:37:03 PM eroock
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->''I won my first wife shooting dice, but I lost her in a poker game.''

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->''I ->''"I won my first wife shooting dice, but I lost her in a poker game.''"''
22nd Aug '16 1:21:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Schindler Oskar Schindler]] won Helen Hirsch, notorious Nazi Amon Goeth's Jewish maid. One night, while playing cards with Goeth, Schindler plied him with plenty of booze and got him very drunk, and persuaded him to gamble with Hirsch as a stake in the game. With--no doubt--a little help from the booze, Schindler [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome stacked the deck and cheated outrageously]] to make sure he had the winning hand. Then, when Goeth tried to welch on his bet, Schindler said something like [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Now, now, Goeth,]] [[HypocriticalHumor you play fair!"]] and that's how he [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming won her life in a card game]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Schindler Oskar Schindler]] won Helen Hirsch, notorious Nazi Amon Goeth's Jewish maid. One night, while playing cards with Goeth, Schindler plied him with plenty of booze and got him very drunk, and persuaded him to gamble with Hirsch as a stake in the game. With--no doubt--a little help from the booze, Schindler [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome stacked the deck and cheated outrageously]] outrageously to make sure he had the winning hand. Then, when Goeth tried to welch on his bet, Schindler said something like [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Now, now, Goeth,]] [[HypocriticalHumor "Now, now, Goeth, you play fair!"]] and that's how he [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming won her life in a card game]].game.
22nd Aug '16 1:21:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* As slaves are the legal property of their master, there is nothing preventing slave-owners from betting their slaves whenever slavery is legalized, as shown in [[http://img.posterlounge.de/images/wbig/gustave-dore-russian-cartoon-1854-349214.jpg this]] cartoon about ImperialRussia.

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* As slaves are the legal property of their master, there is nothing preventing slave-owners from betting their slaves whenever slavery is legalized, as shown in [[http://img.posterlounge.de/images/wbig/gustave-dore-russian-cartoon-1854-349214.jpg this]] cartoon about ImperialRussia. UsefulNotes/ImperialRussia.



* WalterLantz won the rights to cartoon character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit from {{Creator/Universal}} in a card game.

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* WalterLantz Creator/WalterLantz won the rights to cartoon character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit from {{Creator/Universal}} in a card game.



* The Roman author {{Tacitus}} writes about the Germanics that they would not only willingly gamble away their whole property, wife and children, but even themselves.

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* The Roman author {{Tacitus}} Creator/{{Tacitus}} writes about the Germanics that they would not only willingly gamble away their whole property, wife and children, but even themselves.
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