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7th Apr '17 3:42:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', where Gerald O'Hara wins Pork (his slave valet) in a {{poker}} game.

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* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', where Gerald O'Hara wins Pork (his slave valet) in a {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} game.
6th Apr '17 2:44:39 PM jamespolk
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* Literature/ErastFandorin bet the heroine against a donkey in ''The Turkish Gambit'' (both the book and the movie), for a lack of any money or means of transportation. But then, as he is quick to point out, he was BornLucky, and so knew he was not risking anything.

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* Literature/ErastFandorin Erast Fandorin bet the heroine against a donkey in ''The Turkish Gambit'' (both [[Literature/TheTurkishGambit the book book]] and [[Film/TheTurkishGambit the movie), movie]]), for a lack of any money or means of transportation. But then, as he is quick to point out, he was BornLucky, and so knew he was not risking anything.
28th Mar '17 2:13:33 AM Trogdor
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* In Creator/TomSka's ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXLILNrZ3NQ 17 ways to dump your Girlfriend]]'', one method of breaking up is to lose your girlfriend in a game of Poker.
10th Mar '17 12:19:14 AM AthenaBlue
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Mr. Krabs bets Spongebob in a poker match with Plankton. Plankton tries forcing [=SpongeBob=] to make a Krabby Patty, but only becomes frustrated when he refuses. When Plankton finally gives up and gives [=SpongeBob=] back to Mr. Krabs, he admits he cheated. More plausible in that he didn't bet the sponge himself, but Spongebob's ''contract of employment.''

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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'' episode "Just Deserts", Marion loses Cassie in a card game.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}'': When Sir Roderick becomes TheGamblingAddict in "Casino Quest", he ends up losing his squire William in a bet.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': Grim bets himself and loses in a game of limbo [[WhatAnIdiot (to gain the soul of a hamster, of all things)]], however it ''did'' set the series in motion, so it's not a total loss.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Mr. Krabs ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', the freeloader Oscar bets Spongebob the baby he's supposed to be looking after in a high-stakes poker game after he realizes he's out of chips. The other players refuse to accept this and storm out. Turns out Oscar had a royal flush,[[note]]the best possible hand,[[/note]] so it's not ''as'' bad as it looks.
* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' "Bad Manager" Kaz bets Ami and Yumi in a game of RockPaperScissors. Different game, same plot. Slick Shady, who won the girls, actually did a better job managing their careers than Kaz usually does. Despite this, Ami and Yumi challenged for a RockPaperScissors game for the right to return to Kaz.
* Happened in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' where Johnny was bet and lost by Momma to a big game hunter [[VillainousGlutton (a character homage to Sydney Greenstreet)]]
in a poker match with Plankton. Plankton tries forcing [=SpongeBob=] to make a Krabby Patty, game. He cheated in an obvious manner but only becomes frustrated when he refuses. When Plankton finally gives up it took the length of the episode for Momma to realize this and gives [=SpongeBob=] back come to Mr. Krabs, he admits he cheated. More plausible in that he didn't bet the sponge himself, but Spongebob's ''contract of employment.''Johnny's rescue.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' Timon bet Pumbaa in a poker game, and lost him to the owner of a meat processing plant.



* Happened in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' where Johnny was bet and lost by Momma to a big game hunter [[VillainousGlutton (a character homage to Sydney Greenstreet)]] in a poker game. He cheated in an obvious manner but it took the length of the episode for Momma to realize this and come to Johnny's rescue.

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* Happened in In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' where Johnny was bet and lost by Momma ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'', Stanley sold his soul to the Devil, known in this series as "Bob". The Mask challenged Bob to a big game hunter [[VillainousGlutton (a character homage to Sydney Greenstreet)]] in a poker game. He cheated in an obvious manner but it took the length of the episode dance contest for Momma his freedom. When he lost, Bob challenged Mask for a double or nothing rematch, which Bob lost, resulting on him having to realize this and come to Johnny's rescue.be Mask's servant.



* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' "Bad Manager" Kaz bets Ami and Yumi in a game of RockPaperScissors. Different game, same plot. Slick Shady, who won the girls, actually did a better job managing their careers than Kaz usually does. Despite this, Ami and Yumi challenged for a RockPaperScissors game for the right to return to Kaz.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Grim]] bets himself and loses in a game of limbo [[WhatAnIdiot (to gain the soul of a hamster, of all things)]], however it ''did'' set the series in motion, so it's not a total loss.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', the freeloader Oscar bets the baby he's supposed to be looking after in a high-stakes poker game after he realizes he's out of chips. The other players refuse to accept this and storm out. Turns out Oscar had a royal flush,[[note]]the best possible hand,[[/note]] so it's not ''as'' bad as it looks.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'', Stanley sold his soul to the Devil, known in this series as "Bob". The Mask challenged Bob to a dance contest for his freedom. When he lost, Bob challenged Mask for a double or nothing rematch, which Bob lost, resulting on him having to be Mask's servant.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' "Bad Manager" Kaz bets Ami and Yumi in a game of RockPaperScissors. Different game, same plot. Slick Shady, who won the girls, actually did a better job managing their careers than Kaz usually does. Despite this, Ami and Yumi challenged for a RockPaperScissors game for the right to return to Kaz.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Grim]] bets himself and loses in a game of limbo [[WhatAnIdiot (to gain the soul of a hamster, of all things)]], however it ''did'' set the series in motion, so it's not a total loss.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', the freeloader Oscar ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Mr. Krabs bets the baby he's supposed to be looking after Spongebob in a high-stakes poker match with Plankton. Plankton tries forcing [=SpongeBob=] to make a Krabby Patty, but only becomes frustrated when he refuses. When Plankton finally gives up and gives [=SpongeBob=] back to Mr. Krabs, he admits he cheated. More plausible in that he didn't bet the sponge himself, but Spongebob's ''contract of employment.''
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E09IdiotsArray "Idiot's Array"]], Zeb bets Chopper in a
game after of Sabacc, believing he realizes he's out of chips. has an unbeatable hand. Unfortunately, his opponent is Lando Calrissian, who uses the titular hand to beat him, winning Chopper in the process. The other players refuse ''Ghost'' crew has to accept this and storm out. Turns out Oscar had a royal flush,[[note]]the best possible hand,[[/note]] so it's not ''as'' bad as it looks.
help Lando in his schemes for the rest of the episode in order to win Chopper back.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'', Stanley sold his soul ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' Timon bet Pumbaa in a poker game, and lost him to the Devil, known in this series as "Bob". The Mask challenged Bob to owner of a dance contest for his freedom. When he lost, Bob challenged Mask for a double or nothing rematch, which Bob lost, resulting on him having to be Mask's servant.meat processing plant.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}'': When Sir Roderick becomes TheGamblingAddict in "Casino Quest", he ends up losing his squire William in a bet.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' episode "Idiot's Array," Zeb bets Chopper in a game of Sabacc, believing he has an unbeatable hand. Unfortunately, his opponent is Lando Calrissian, who uses the titular hand to beat him, winning Chopper in the process. The ''Ghost'' crew has to help Lando in his schemes for the rest of the episode in order to win Chopper back.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'' episode "Just Deserts", Marion loses Cassie in a card game.
18th Feb '17 9:09:34 PM HasABeard
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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 UsefulNotes/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.[[http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/dore-russian-cartoon-1854-granger.jpg this]] cartoon about UsefulNotes/ImperialRussia.
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.
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