History Main / PlayingCardMotifs

6th Feb '17 7:06:22 PM mkmckoy
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->''I know that the spades are the swords of the soldier''
->''I know that the clubs are weapons of war''
->''I know the diamonds mean money for this art''
->''But that’s not the shape of my heart''
-->-- '''Music/{{Sting}}''', "Shape of My Heart"



* “Shape of My Heart” by Music/{{Sting}}
-->''I know that the spades are the swords of the soldier''
-->''I know that the clubs are weapons of war''
-->''I know the diamonds mean money for this art''
-->''But that’s not the shape of my heart''
** This DoubleEntendre is also worth noting:
-->''He may play the jack of diamonds''
-->''He may lay the queen of spades''

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* “Shape of My Heart” by Music/{{Sting}}
-->''I know that the spades are the swords
Music/{{Sting}}, quoted above, is composed of the soldier''
-->''I know that the clubs are weapons of war''
-->''I know the diamonds mean money for
this art''
-->''But that’s not the shape of my heart''
** This DoubleEntendre is also worth noting:
-->''He
trope, including this DoubleEntendre:
-->He
may play the jack of diamonds''
-->''He
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3rd Feb '17 11:30:00 AM Lemia
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* In ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome Amnesia: Memories]]'', each main guy is represented by a different playing card suit that shows up somewhere on their clothes: Heart for Shin, Spade for Ikki, Clover for Kent, and Diamond for Toma. Ukyo, a special SecretCharacter, is represented by the Joker card instead.
20th Jan '17 11:06:23 PM SSJMagus
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* The eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has FacialMarkings shaped by Hearts, her mother has similar diamond-shaped markings, [[spoiler: and Ms. Heinous, the headmistress of St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses, has club-shaped markings.]]

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* The eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has FacialMarkings shaped by Hearts, her mother Queen Moon Butterfly has similar diamond-shaped markings, [[spoiler: and Ms. Heinous, the headmistress of St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses, has club-shaped markings.]] Star and Moon's (and likely Heinous's) distant ancestor, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Eclipsa the Queen of Darkness]] had spades]]. It's later shown that females of the Butterfly family can have cheek markings of a variety of shapes, not limited to the card suites, but those four have to date been the most plot-significant.
11th Jan '17 2:09:30 PM wootzits
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* ''Anime/ShugoChara'' has the Guardians of Amu's school: The King's Chair, the Queen's chair, the Jack's chair, and the Ace's chair. The Joker's chair can only be filled by someone with at least three charas, making an actual Joker [[WildCard quite rare]]. Amu's charas, Amulet Spade, Amulet Heart, Amulet Clover, and Amulet Diamond also fit the suit part.
* In ''Anime/OnePiece'', Doflamingo's CoDragons have card suit themes: Diamante (diamond), Trebol (club) and Pica (spade). Doffy himself sometimes go by his alias "Joker". Even his former protege (who was intended to be his right-hand man but ended up betraying him eventually), Law, has the theme of "heart", Corazón in spanish.
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'': The Shuffle Alliance acts as the BigGood of the setting. They're a quintet of Gundam Fighters who have playing card themed titles. Who chooses the Shuffle Alliance isn't clear; the current generation simply seemed to have [[BirthmarkOfDestiny the crests of their title]] appear on the back of their hands, and the old Shuffle Alliance knew they had to take over.
* One story arc in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', has the regulars playing TabletopGame/{{Poker}} against the "Gambling King", who resembles a king from a deck of playing cards.
* In the anime of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', the very first arc has villains with this motif: The gang leaders are named after the suits (Spade, Diamond, Club, and Mr. Heart), Shin's Dragon has a Joker motif, and Shin himself is the King.
* The Brave Suits of the Seraphs in ''Manga/HighSchoolDXD'': Michael is Spades, Gabriel is Hearts, Uriel is Diamonds, and Raphael is Clubs.

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* ''Anime/ShugoChara'' has ''VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome'': the Guardians of Amu's school: The King's Chair, the Queen's chair, the Jack's chair, and the Ace's chair. The Joker's chair can only be filled by someone with at least three charas, making an actual Joker [[WildCard quite rare]]. Amu's charas, Amulet Spade, Amulet Heart, Amulet Clover, and Amulet Diamond also fit the suit part.
* In ''Anime/OnePiece'', Doflamingo's CoDragons have card suit themes: Diamante (diamond), Trebol (club) and Pica (spade). Doffy himself sometimes go by his alias "Joker". Even his former protege (who was intended to be his right-hand man but ended up betraying him eventually), Law, has the theme of "heart", Corazón in spanish.
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'': The Shuffle Alliance acts as the BigGood of the setting. They're a quintet of Gundam Fighters who have playing card themed titles. Who chooses the Shuffle Alliance isn't clear; the current generation simply seemed to have [[BirthmarkOfDestiny the crests of their title]] appear on the back of their hands, and the old Shuffle Alliance knew they had to take over.
* One story arc in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', has the regulars playing TabletopGame/{{Poker}} against the "Gambling King", who resembles a king from a deck of playing cards.
* In the anime of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', the very first arc has villains with this motif: The gang leaders
routes are named after the suits (Spade, Diamond, Club, and Mr. Heart), card suits; Shin's Dragon has a Joker motif, is hearts, Ikki's is spades, Kent's is clubs and Shin himself Toma's is diamonds. SecretCharacter Ukyo, whose route is unlocked after completing all four, is the King.
* The Brave Suits of the Seraphs in ''Manga/HighSchoolDXD'': Michael is Spades, Gabriel is Hearts, Uriel is Diamonds, and Raphael is Clubs.
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* In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome'', the routes are named after card suits; Shin's is hearts, Ikki's is spades, Kent's is clubs and Toma's is diamonds. SecretCharacter Ukyo, whose route is unlocked after completing all four, is the joker.
* Some Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}s have card suit symbols as necklaces; Jasper and Nephrite have diamonds, Alex has a spade, King has a club, and Ryl and Diana have hearts.
* In ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'', the former King of Elchea's appearance is based on the King cards. Additionally, Tet, the God of Games, has the four suits as his motif, [[MotifMerger combined with other game-related motifs]].

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome'', the routes anime, the very first arc has villains with this motif. The gang leaders are named after card suits; the suits (Spade, Diamond, Club, and Mr. Heart), Shin's is hearts, Ikki's is spades, Kent's is clubs Dragon has a Joker motif, and Toma's is diamonds. SecretCharacter Ukyo, whose route is unlocked after completing all four, Shin himself is the joker.
King.
* ''Manga/HighSchoolDXD'': The Brave Suits of the Seraphs. Michael is Spades, Gabriel is Hearts, Uriel is Diamonds, and Raphael is Clubs.
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'':
Some Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}s Jewelpets have card suit symbols as necklaces; Jasper and Nephrite have diamonds, Alex has a spade, King has a club, and Ryl and Diana have hearts.
* In ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'', ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'': The Shuffle Alliance acts as the BigGood of the setting. They're a quintet of Gundam Fighters who have playing card themed titles. Who chooses the Shuffle Alliance isn't clear; the current generation simply seemed to have [[BirthmarkOfDestiny the crests of their title]] appear on the back of their hands, and the old Shuffle Alliance knew they had to take over.
* ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'':
the former King of Elchea's appearance is based on the King cards. Additionally, Tet, the God of Games, has the four suits as his motif, [[MotifMerger combined with other game-related motifs]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece'', Doflamingo's CoDragons have card suit themes: Diamante (diamond), Trebol (club) and Pica (spade). Doffy himself sometimes go by his alias "Joker". Even his former protege (who was intended to be his right-hand man but ended up betraying him eventually), Law, has the theme of "heart", Corazón in spanish.
* One story arc in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', has the regulars playing TabletopGame/{{Poker}} against the "Gambling King", who resembles a king from a deck of playing cards.
* ''Anime/ShugoChara'': The Guardians of Amu's school; The King's Chair, the Queen's chair, the Jack's chair, and the Ace's chair. The Joker's chair can only be filled by someone with at least three charas, making an actual Joker [[WildCard quite rare]]. Amu's charas, Amulet Spade, Amulet Heart, Amulet Clover, and Amulet Diamond also fit the suit part.
2nd Jan '17 8:13:56 PM mkmckoy
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* As in the comics, the Joker serves as a CallingCard for [[ShapedLikeItself the Joker]] in the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman movies]].
** In ''Film/{{Batman}}'' Jake Napier pulls a Joker from his "lucky deck" right before being sent on a UriahGambit mission that ends with him falling into a vat of chemicals and becoming the Joker.
** At the end of ''BatmanBegins'', Lieutenant Gordon hands Batman a Joker card found at the scene of a crime, [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowing]] [[SequelHook the Joker's prominent role]] in ''TheDarkKnight''.
** ''TheDarkKnight'' is the one occasion where a cinematic Joker personally uses the Joker card as a CallingCard.


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* “Shape of My Heart” by Music/{{Sting}}
-->''I know that the spades are the swords of the soldier''
-->''I know that the clubs are weapons of war''
-->''I know the diamonds mean money for this art''
-->''But that’s not the shape of my heart''
** This DoubleEntendre is also worth noting:
-->''He may play the jack of diamonds''
-->''He may lay the queen of spades''
2nd Dec '16 2:29:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the Second Gulf War, the United States distributed a deck with the 52 "most wanted" Iraqis with UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein being the Ace of Spades. During that time, they also distributed a deck of missing artifacts.
* The state of Florida released a deck with unsolved cases for inmates to play around with.
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* During the Second Gulf War, the United States distributed a deck with the 52 "most wanted" Iraqis with UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein being the Ace of Spades. During that time, they also distributed a deck of missing artifacts.
* The state of Florida released a deck with unsolved cases for inmates to play around with.
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2nd Dec '16 2:29:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', Honest John tricks Pinocchio into going to Pleasure Island by giving him his "ticket", an Ace of Spades card.
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* In ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', Honest John tricks Pinocchio into going to Pleasure Island by giving him his "ticket", an Ace of Spades card.
2nd Dec '16 2:28:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** Other versions of the team are featured in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Wild Cards" and the ''Justice League Unlimited'' episode "Epilogue." In "Wild Cards" the team was assembled by the Joker after he freed them from a [[PlayingWithSyringes government metahuman research facility]]; that team's Ace went on to form the "Epilogue" version of the team by using her [[RealityWarper reality-warping abilities]] to give superhuman powers to the other four members.
** Even earlier in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', a sleazy billionaire discovered he'd spent too much building a casino-hotel and was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. He promptly changed all the style and decor of the casino to obviously rip-off The Joker's image. Though it was all a ploy to get the Joker to blow the place up and clean up from the insurance, he played it off saying it was only a playing card gimmick.

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** * Other versions of the team are featured in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Wild Cards" and the ''Justice League Unlimited'' episode "Epilogue." In "Wild Cards" the team was assembled by the Joker after he freed them from a [[PlayingWithSyringes government metahuman research facility]]; that team's Ace went on to form the "Epilogue" version of the team by using her [[RealityWarper reality-warping abilities]] to give superhuman powers to the other four members.
** * Even earlier in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', a sleazy billionaire discovered he'd spent too much building a casino-hotel and was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. He promptly changed all the style and decor of the casino to obviously rip-off The Joker's image. Though it was all a ploy to get the Joker to blow the place up and clean up from the insurance, he played it off saying it was only a playing card gimmick.
2nd Dec '16 2:28:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** The '''Ace of Spades''' is the highest-ranking card, popularly known as the "card of death." Someone using this motif will likely be [[{{badass}} highly competent in battle]].

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** The '''Ace of Spades''' is the highest-ranking card, popularly known as the "card of death." Someone using this motif will likely be [[{{badass}} highly competent in battle]]. battle.
18th Nov '16 10:25:24 AM ashlay
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* In menus and promotional images for ''VisualNovel/KissedByTheBaddestBidder'', the main cast are represented with playing cards: Eisuke as the Ace of Hearts, [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Hong Kong gangster]] Soryu Oh as the King of Spades, GentlemanThief Mitsunari Baba as the Joker, Ota Kisaki as the Queen of Diamonds, and Detective Mamoru Kishi as the Jack of Clubs. In-game, the high-class hotel and casino around which most of the action revolves is called the Hotel Tres Spades ("three spades"), and has fifty-two above-ground floors.

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* In menus and promotional images for ''VisualNovel/KissedByTheBaddestBidder'', the main cast are represented ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The protagonist has a GuardianEntity with playing cards: Eisuke as multiple hearts on its shoulders, and goes by the Ace of Hearts, [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Hong Kong gangster]] Soryu Oh as thief CodeName JOKER. Another party member even justifies this code name by saying it's because the King of Spades, GentlemanThief Mitsunari Baba as the Joker, Ota Kisaki as the Queen of Diamonds, and Detective Mamoru Kishi as the Jack of Clubs. In-game, the high-class hotel and casino around which most of the action revolves player character is called the Hotel Tres Spades ("three spades"), and has fifty-two above-ground floors.their BadassCrew's "Wild Card."


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* In menus and promotional images for ''VisualNovel/KissedByTheBaddestBidder'', the main cast are represented with playing cards: Eisuke as the Ace of Hearts, [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Hong Kong gangster]] Soryu Oh as the King of Spades, GentlemanThief Mitsunari Baba as the Joker, Ota Kisaki as the Queen of Diamonds, and Detective Mamoru Kishi as the Jack of Clubs. In-game, the high-class hotel and casino around which most of the action revolves is called the Hotel Tres Spades ("three spades"), and has fifty-two above-ground floors.
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