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19th Nov '17 9:03:12 PM yoghurt_monitoring
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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.

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* The eponymous character of four plot-important Mewni royals in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has have FacialMarkings shaped by Hearts, based off of playing cards. Star has hearts and her mother 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 Eclipsa, Queen of Darkness]] had spades]]. It's later shown that females has spades. Ms. Heinous - headmistress 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.St. Olga’s Reform School for Wayward Princesses [[spoiler: and Eclipsa’s daughter]] has club-shaped markings.
5th Nov '17 11:53:12 PM Synchronicity
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** The '''Jack''' or '''Knave''' typically ranks below the queen and above the 10, making him the lowest-ranking face card. Often the right-hand man to the King, the Queen or both. In an AliceAllusion, the Knave of Hearts is likely to show up alongside the Queen of Hearts. If not, he's going to be a TricksterArchetype, thanks to the nursery rhyme.

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** The '''Jack''' or '''Knave''' typically ranks below the queen and above the 10, making him the lowest-ranking face card. Often the right-hand man to the King, the Queen Queen, or both. both.
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In an AliceAllusion, the Knave '''Knave of Hearts Hearts''' is likely to show up alongside the Queen of Hearts. If not, he's going to be a TricksterArchetype, thanks to the nursery rhyme. [[note]]The poem/nursery rhyme "The Queen of Hearts," where the knave steals the queen's tarts.[[/note]]



* 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 deck. Ace through Seven, Page, Knight, and King of Swords, Clubs, Cups, and Coins[[note]]In Coins.[[note]]In Spanish, the Coins are called "Oros" (literally, "Golds"), despite this breaking modern grammatical rules.[[/note]]
5th Nov '17 11:48:12 PM Synchronicity
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The standard international deck (also known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_52-card_deck the French deck]]), is the most widely-used in fiction as it is in card games. It consists of four suits -- clubs (♣), diamonds (♦), hearts (♥) and spades (♠) and 13 cards of each suit, plus two jokers. Respectively, the suits traditionally represent the peasantry, clergy, merchant class, and nobility. When it comes to [[ColorCodedCharacters color-coding]], hearts and diamonds are red while spades and clubs are black. If the four suits are used in a work, more often than not they'll be to differentiate factions. The suit of spades in particular is associated with death.

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The standard international deck (also known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_52-card_deck the French deck]]), is the most widely-used in fiction as it is in card games. It consists of four suits -- clubs (♣), diamonds (♦), hearts (♥) and spades (♠) and 13 cards of each suit, plus two jokers. Respectively, the suits traditionally represent the peasantry, clergy, merchant class, and nobility. When it comes to [[ColorCodedCharacters color-coding]], hearts and diamonds are red while spades and clubs are black. If the four suits are used in a work, more often than not they'll be to differentiate factions. The suit of spades in particular is associated with death.death, while the suit of hearts is likely to turn up in an AliceAllusion.
30th Sep '17 8:29:38 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* ''Webcomic/TheStrongestSuit''… obviously, since it stars anthropomorphic playing cards.
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''.
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