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13th May '18 7:53:47 AM themisterfree
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* The game show ''Series/{{Jackpot}}'' was based around people correctly answering riddles, contained in wallets held by a group of 15 people, to [[ProgressiveJackpot build the titular Jackpot]]. Each correct riddle would add an amount of money to the Jackpot, and on occasions act as a BonusSpace. If the riddle was answered incorrectly, the contestant who asked the riddle would assume control and the other would take their place in the gallery. If they happened to match the "target number" with the last two digits of the current Jackpot total, then the contestant in control would have a chance to go for an even-bigger "Super Jackpot" (the value of the Super Jackpot and the target number would be established before the game began).
20th Feb '18 3:55:03 PM doomquokka
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--> '''Varsuvius:''' Gordium called--[[CuttingTheKnot they have a knot you may want to take a look at]].

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--> '''Varsuvius:''' '''Vaarsuvius:''' Gordium called--[[CuttingTheKnot they have a knot you may want to take a look at]].
17th Nov '17 3:38:27 PM KidDynamite
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* On ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'', early in season 3 when Toby is trying to find out who Happy's mystery husband is, he pays Mark Collins a visit in prison. Collins doesn't say who it is, but gives him a riddle instead: "Water lies still, but water still lies. Add 50 and you'll have your answer." Toby solves it at the end of the episode. [[spoiler: The Roman numeral for 50 is L, when added to the middle of "water" gives the name "Walter".]]
15th Sep '17 2:20:53 PM Malady
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* Played with in ArtificialTimeXS with Squish, the spellcaster whose spells are in the form of riddles. The problem is that if the target of the spell can correctly answer the riddle, the spell fails.

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* Played with in ArtificialTimeXS ''Webcomic/ArtificialTimeXS'' with Squish, the spellcaster whose spells are in the form of riddles. The problem is that if the target of the spell can correctly answer the riddle, the spell fails.
1st Sep '17 11:04:33 AM StarTropes
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* On ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Blaine uses riddles to guide travelers to his holdings--an inn and his volcano-based gym.
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8th Jul '17 5:44:37 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}''

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* %%* ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}''
17th Mar '17 8:26:41 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'', the player generally had to get through several riddles to access each piece of the Staff of Chaos. They weren't particularly hard, but they weren't easy, either (not least because, unlike in many games, you had to type in the answer rather than select it from a list).

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'', the player generally had has to get through several riddles to access [[PlotCoupon each piece piece]] of the [[MacGuffin Staff of Chaos. Chaos]]. They weren't aren't particularly hard, but they weren't aren't easy, either (not least because, unlike in many games, you had have to type in the answer rather than select it from a list).list).
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', An [[BadassArmy Imperial Legion]] quest tasks you with defending the honor of the Legion by participating in a riddle contest with a [[ReligiousBruiser Buoyant Armiger]] of the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]]. The correct answers will only appear if your Intelligence is above 50, or if you've picked up a copy of "The Red Book of Riddles".
23rd Feb '17 1:29:10 PM TheNicestGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' assigns this behavior to Boggles the Clue Clown, apparently an {{Expy}} of ComicBook/TheRiddler. Since Boggles is introduced at his own [[TheFunInFuneral funeral]], only one riddle is ever heard, presented to his nemesis Captain Sunshine during the eulogy. Nonetheless, Boggles manages to give the answer himself; it is "jack in the box", and his corpse was spring-loaded into the casket.
30th Dec '16 8:10:31 AM Goldfritha
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** Inverted later. To create an air of exclusivity about her bar, Stabs sets the rule that people must ask the bouncer a riddle he can't answer -- and to ensure it does not actually exclude people or their money, she sets the DumbMuscle Slobber as the doorman. [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-8-61/ Dorilys passes]] by asking, "And ''why'' do I need to ask you a riddle to pass?"
28th Dec '16 4:59:12 PM WillKeaton
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* In the gamebook ''[[Literature/TimeMachineSeries Blade of the Guillotine]]'', set during the French Revolution, the protagonist learns that the MacGuffin is in a garden where a plant with underground roots is feeding the hearts and souls of the nation. It means that the MacGuffin is, well, buried in a potato garden. If the player tries to be smart, reads the riddle as a metaphor and visits the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Convention National Convention]], he gets in trouble.

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* In the gamebook ''[[Literature/TimeMachineSeries Blade of the Guillotine]]'', set during the French Revolution, the protagonist learns that the MacGuffin is in a garden where a plant with underground roots is feeding the hearts and souls of the nation. It means that the MacGuffin is, well, buried in a potato garden. If the player tries to be smart, reads the riddle as a metaphor and visits the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Convention National Convention]], Convention,]] he gets in trouble.
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