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20th Aug '17 4:38:32 AM Psyclone
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* ''Series/{{Alice 2009}}'', being an adaptation of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', is naturally rife with this, but manages to sneak in a StealthPun regarding this: Winston, the King of Hearts, [[spoiler: is DrivenToSuicide.]]

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* ''Series/{{Alice 2009}}'', being an adaptation of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', is naturally rife with this, but manages to sneak in a StealthPun regarding this: Winston, the King of Hearts, [[spoiler: is DrivenToSuicide. The King of Hearts is nicknamed "the Suicide King" since the way he holds his sword makes it look like he has stabbed himself in the head.]]
21st Jul '17 6:10:35 AM Synchronicity
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*** The Queen of Hearts represents the biblical figure [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Judith Judith]]. Thanks to ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', if the Queen of Hearts shows up in a work you can damn well bet it's an AliceAllusion. If not, she will often be a LoveInterest or, at the very least, an object of romantic desire.

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*** The Queen '''Queen of Hearts Hearts''' represents the biblical figure [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Judith Judith]]. Thanks to ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', if the Queen of Hearts shows up in a work you can damn well bet it's an AliceAllusion. If not, she will often be a LoveInterest or, at the very least, an object of romantic desire.



** Joker is oversees the prison realm, and has seemingly a SplitPersonality to match there being two jokers in a deck of cards.

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** Joker is oversees the prison realm, and has seemingly has a SplitPersonality to match there being two jokers in a deck of cards.



*** [[LoveInterest Matespritship]], the flushed quadrant uses hearts, similar to how humans use hearts as a symbol for love.

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*** [[LoveInterest Matespritship]], the flushed quadrant quadrant, uses hearts, similar to how humans use hearts as a symbol for love.



*** [[TheMasochismTango Kismesissitude]], the caliginous quadrant, uses spades, which may reference the fact that such relationships are based on feelings of hate as spades represent weapons such as swords or spears.

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*** [[TheMasochismTango Kismesissitude]], the caliginous caliginous[[note]]dark[[/note]] quadrant, uses spades, which may reference the fact that such relationships are based on feelings of hate as spades represent weapons such as swords or spears.
21st Jul '17 5:52:50 AM CorahsUncle
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*** The Queen of Hearts represents the biblical figure [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Judith Judith]]. Thanks to ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', if the Queen of Hearts shows up in a work you can damn well bet it's an AliceAllusion. If not, she will often be a LoveInterest or, at the very least, an object of romantic desire.

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*** The Queen of Hearts represents the biblical figure [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Judith Judith]]. Thanks to ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', if the Queen of Hearts shows up in a work you can damn well bet it's an AliceAllusion. If not, she will often be a LoveInterest or, at the very least, an object of romantic desire.



* The '''Jokers''' (often two to a deck) are commonly portrayed as [[TheJester court jesters or fools]]. The use of the joker card, if any, vary wildly from game to game. In TarotMotifs, it is comparable to TheFool. If a character is described as such, they may very well be TheTrickster or a WildCard. More recently, thanks to ComicBook/TheJoker, Jokers have also occasionally taken on more sinister roles as CreepyClown[=s=].

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* The '''Jokers''' (often two to a deck) are commonly portrayed as [[TheJester court jesters or fools]]. The use of the joker card, if any, vary varies wildly from game to game. In TarotMotifs, it is comparable to TheFool. If a character is described as such, they may very well be TheTrickster or a WildCard. More recently, thanks to ComicBook/TheJoker, Jokers have also occasionally taken on more sinister roles as CreepyClown[=s=].
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* Spanish Conquian deck: 40 card deck. Ace through Seven, Page, Knight, and King of Swords, Clubs, Cups, and Coins[[note]]In Spanish, the Coins are called "Oros" (literally, "Golds"), despite this breaking modern grammatical rules.[[/note]]

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* Spanish Conquian deck: 40 card 40-card deck. Ace through Seven, Page, Knight, and King of Swords, Clubs, Cups, and Coins[[note]]In Spanish, the Coins are called "Oros" (literally, "Golds"), despite this breaking modern grammatical rules.[[/note]]
21st Jul '17 5:48:16 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:A villain carrying a card carrying villains.]]
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20th Jul '17 3:51:18 PM Zuxtron
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*** Auspisticism, the ashen quadrant, involves a "mediator" between two opposing personalities, hence the uses of the three-lobed club.
*** [[TheMasochismTango Kismesissitude]], the caliginous quadrant, uses spades.

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*** Auspisticism, the ashen quadrant, involves three parties: a "mediator" between two opposing personalities, hence the uses of the three-lobed club.
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*** [[TheMasochismTango Kismesissitude]], the caliginous quadrant, uses spades. spades, which may reference the fact that such relationships are based on feelings of hate as spades represent weapons such as swords or spears.
19th Jul '17 7:51:55 PM Willbyr
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* The Royal Flush Gang has always had a playing card motif, as they were originally formed by the BornLucky gambler Amos Fortune. The gambling aspect quickly disappeared when they and Amos went their seperate ways... Except the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' version, who first appeared in an episode that took place entirely in Las Vegas. They were also {{Shout Out}}s to the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.

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* The Royal Flush Gang has always had a playing card motif, as they were originally formed by the BornLucky gambler Amos Fortune. The gambling aspect quickly disappeared when they and Amos went their seperate ways... Except separate ways...except the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' version, who first appeared in an episode that took place entirely in Las Vegas. They were also {{Shout Out}}s to the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
27th Jun '17 1:40:21 AM eroock
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->''I know that the spades are the swords of the soldier''

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->''I ->''"I know that the spades are the swords of the soldier''



->''But thatís not the shape of my heart''

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->''But thatís not the shape of my heart''heart."''
26th Jun '17 8:02:43 PM Synchronicity
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* '''The Face Cards''' are a group of "court" cards (a king, a queen, and a jack or knave), ranked in that order. They are named on French decks, but not on English decks. Whom the "faces" are supposed to represent, if any at all, are points of contention, however recent years have seen them replaced by more generic court characters.

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* '''The Face Cards''' are a group of "court" cards (a king, a queen, and a jack or knave), ranked in that order. They are named on French decks, but not on English decks. Whom the "faces" are supposed to represent, if any at all, are points of contention, however recent years have seen them replaced by more generic court characters. For more details, see the [[Analysis/PlayingCardMotifs Analysis]] tab.



*** The King of Spades is theorized to represent [[Literature/TheBible King David]]. In TarotMotifs, the King of Spades is viewed as a stern, dishonest lawyer.
*** The King of Hearts is theorized to represent {{Charlemagne}}. Traditionally, this card is shown with [[SwordOverHead a sword over his head]], giving him the nickname "suicide king." Interestingly, this is the only king with no moustache.
*** The King of Diamonds is theorized to represent JuliusCaesar. Notable for being the only king [[AnAxeToGrind to be portrayed with an axe instead of a sword.]]
*** The King of Clubs is theorized to represent UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. When crossed over with TarotMotifs, he is said to represent loyalty, integrity, and being unaware of having great power.



*** The Queen of Spades, popularly representing [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Pallas Athena]]. In the game Hearts, she is considered unlucky; whoever gets the Queen of Spades gains 13 points to his detriment [[note]]Points are bad in Hearts. Unless a player obtains her with all 13 hearts, in which case he shoots the moon and everyone else gains 26 points[[/note]]. She is the titular OldMaid in the game Old Maid. TarotMotifs have her as an [[TheStrategist intelligent, tactical woman]], befitting the goddess she was supposed to represent.
26th Jun '17 7:58:42 PM Synchronicity
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* ''VideoGame/HeartNoKuniNoAlice'': Being a dating sim adaptation of ''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'', it's quite rife with this.
** The Country of Hearts is divided into three conflicting factions with a neutral territory in the middle. The grandiose Castle of Hearts is associated with, well, hearts, the mafia territory Hatter Mansion is associated with spades, the cheery Amusement Park is associated with diamonds, and the neutral Clock Tower is associated with clover.
** Wonderland itself is divided into "countries." So far, the Countries of Heart, Clover, and Diamond have been seen.
** Joker is oversees the prison realm, and has seemingly a SplitPersonality to match there being two jokers in a deck of cards.
26th Jun '17 6:38:56 PM RallyBot2
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** Supplement "C.L.O.W.N." (Criminal Legion of Wacky Non-conformists). One of the "villains" of C.L.O.W.N. was the Drumpf Knight. He had a sceptre that could change to Club, Diamond, Heart or Spade form, with each form having two powers usable in combat.

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** Supplement "C.L.O.W.N." (Criminal Legion of Wacky Non-conformists). One of the "villains" of C.L.O.W.N. was the Drumpf Trump Knight. He had a sceptre that could change to Club, Diamond, Heart or Spade form, with each form having two powers usable in combat.
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