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13th Nov '17 2:45:36 AM StFan
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* A newspaper sold at Hooper's Store on ''Series/SesameStreet'' featured the headline "Rock Wins! Paper and Scissors are bummed..."
* ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' once showed a [[UpToEleven full-scale Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament]]. One competitor even [[SeriousBusiness brought a laptop computer to help him predict what his opponent would choose]] (he still lost).
** Another episode features a variant where the players are blindfolded--and the loser [[GroinAttack gets punched in the balls]].

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* A newspaper sold at Hooper's Store on ''Series/SesameStreet'' featured the headline "Rock Wins! Paper and Scissors are bummed..."
* ''Series/WorldsDumbest''
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once showed a [[UpToEleven full-scale Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament]]. One competitor even [[SeriousBusiness brought a laptop computer to help him predict what his opponent would choose]] (he still lost).
** Another episode features a variant where the players are blindfolded--and blindfolded -- and the loser [[GroinAttack gets punched in the balls]].


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* A newspaper sold at Hooper's Store on ''Series/SesameStreet'' features the headline "Rock Wins! Paper and Scissors are bummed..."
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13th Nov '17 2:44:21 AM StFan
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* In ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'', after two others RPS, Charlie begins to explain some mathematical strategies to FBI agents. He stops short and say he'll save them in case he "has to throw down with them" someday.

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* In ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'', ''Series/Numb3rs'', after two others RPS, Charlie begins to explain some mathematical strategies to FBI agents. He stops short and say he'll save them in case he "has to throw down with them" someday.



* An actual taunt in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. If the loser is from the opposing team, ''[[SeriousBusiness they explode]]''.
** Notably, the Rock Paper Scissors taunt will never result in a draw, making the related achievements easier to obtain.
* In ''{{VideoGame/Portal 2}}'''s Co-op mode, this is one of the gestures you unlock first time playing through. The implication being to decide who does what part in a test.

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* An actual taunt in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. If the loser is from the opposing team, ''[[SeriousBusiness they explode]]''.
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explode]]''. Notably, the Rock Paper Scissors Rock-Paper-Scissors taunt will never result in a draw, making the related achievements easier to obtain.
* In ''{{VideoGame/Portal 2}}'''s ''VideoGame/Portal2'''s Co-op mode, this is one of the gestures you unlock first time playing through. The implication being to decide who does what part in a test.



* ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this premise, as Augustine (Concrete Conduit) is beaten by Delsin (his symbol - the two-headed bird - resembling scissors in design), [[spoiler:Celia (Paper Conduit)]] outwits and manipulated Delsin, and Augustine captured and controlled [[spoiler:Celia]].

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* ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this premise, as Augustine (Concrete Conduit) is beaten by Delsin (his symbol - -- the two-headed bird - -- resembling scissors in design), [[spoiler:Celia (Paper Conduit)]] outwits and manipulated Delsin, and Augustine captured and controlled [[spoiler:Celia]].



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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' 15th season, this is how Red Team decides who's the CO when there's two soldiers of equal rank on a team. At least, that's how Sarge and his SimilarSquad counterpart Surge decide when it turns out they're both colonels.
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* The ''WebVideo/{{Lonelygirl15}}'' universe video "Nut Kills Man" includes a variant called "Squirrel Nut Man": squirrel eats nut, man kills squirrel, nut kills man (he has allergies).
* The WaverlyFilms Clip of the week, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P90sZu5CbcE&feature=channel Rock Paper Scissors EXTREME]]'', is the antithesis of the anticlimax definition, since the RPS-ing ''is'' the climax.

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* The ''WebVideo/{{Lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' universe video "Nut Kills Man" includes a variant called "Squirrel Nut Man": squirrel eats nut, man kills squirrel, nut kills man (he has allergies).
* The WaverlyFilms Waverly Films Clip of the week, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P90sZu5CbcE&feature=channel Rock Paper Scissors EXTREME]]'', is the antithesis of the anticlimax definition, since the RPS-ing ''is'' the climax.



* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' 15th season, this is how Red Team decides who's the CO when there's two soldiers of equal rank on a team. At least, that's how Sarge and his SimilarSquad counterpart Surge decide when it turns out they're both colonels.



* Aang and Sokka are seen playing a game of ''literal'' Elemental version of RPS in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. We see that Aang's "Earth" beats Sokka's "Fire."
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', Tino won 2 tickets to see their favorite bnd. To figure out who will go with him, Carver, Tish, and Lor play a game of RPS. Of course, everytime they play, it always ties.

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* Aang and Sokka are seen playing a game of ''literal'' Elemental version of RPS in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. We see that Aang's "Earth" beats Sokka's "Fire."
"Fire".
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', Tino won 2 tickets to see their favorite bnd.band. To figure out who will go with him, Carver, Tish, and Lor play a game of RPS. Of course, everytime they play, it always ties.



* On ''[[WesternAnimaton/GoldieAndBear Goldie & Bear]]'' in "A Fish Tale," Goldie proposes a game of this while she, Bear and Bear's father are out fishing together. She throws down scissors twice and suggests that Bear should probably choose rock, but Bear doesn't want to play because he's trying to be quiet and fish.

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* On ''[[WesternAnimaton/GoldieAndBear Goldie & Bear]]'' in ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'': In "A Fish Tale," Tale", Goldie proposes a game of this while she, Bear and Bear's father are out fishing together. She throws down scissors twice and suggests that Bear should probably choose rock, but Bear doesn't want to play because he's trying to be quiet and fish.



** If this makes no sense to you, please see OnlyInFlorida.
** Or be aware that the judge was trying to embarrass the litigants' lawyers for arguing at length over such a frivolous matter and wasting everybody's time.
* Mongolia has a slightly more complicated team version where each finger beats the one immediately below it, with the little finger beating the forefinger. So there are more combinations, but more of them result in a draw. You're knocked out after the best of three, at which point your next teammate takes over until one team or the other is eliminated. For somebody who isn't used to it, the hardest part is managing to extend the correct finger at speed...
** [[FlippingTheBird And if you're particularly immature]], it may take a while for you to [[PoorPredictableRock stop picking the middle finger every time.]]

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** :: If this makes no sense to you, please see OnlyInFlorida.
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OnlyInFlorida. Or be aware that the judge was trying to embarrass the litigants' lawyers for arguing at length over such a frivolous matter and wasting everybody's time.
* Mongolia has a slightly more complicated team version where each finger beats the one immediately below it, with the little finger beating the forefinger. So there are more combinations, but more of them result in a draw. You're knocked out after the best of three, at which point your next teammate takes over until one team or the other is eliminated. For somebody who isn't used to it, the hardest part is managing to extend the correct finger at speed...
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speed... [[FlippingTheBird And if you're particularly immature]], it may take a while for you to [[PoorPredictableRock stop picking the middle finger every time.]]



* There is also a crazy Russian variation, where the poem goes: Камень, ножницы, бумага, карандаш, огонь, вода, и бутылка лимонада, и колодец тоже надо, и железная рука, цу-е-фа! (translation: Rock, scissors, paper, pencil, fire, water, and a bottle of soda, and a well you need too, and the iron hand, ro-sham-bo!). No one seems to remember how the figures past "pencil" relate to each other, so a game of this variation is nearly always resolved by loud dispute on what beats what: a pencil, a well or a bottle of soda.
** It's more a comical rarity, more often the standard three variation is played, accompanied with a faux-Chinese "Tsu-ye-fah!" (or a thousand of regional varieties).

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* There is also a crazy Russian variation, where the poem goes: Камень, ножницы, бумага, карандаш, огонь, вода, и бутылка лимонада, и колодец тоже надо, и железная рука, цу-е-фа! (translation: Rock, scissors, paper, pencil, fire, water, and a bottle of soda, and a well you need too, and the iron hand, ro-sham-bo!). No one seems to remember how the figures past "pencil" relate to each other, so a game of this variation is nearly always resolved by loud dispute on what beats what: a pencil, a well or a bottle of soda.
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soda. It's more a comical rarity, more often the standard three variation is played, accompanied with a faux-Chinese "Tsu-ye-fah!" (or a thousand of regional varieties).



13th Nov '17 2:34:54 AM StFan
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* The ''{{TabletopGame/Pokemon}}'' cards Misty's Duel and Team Galactic's Wager require the players to play rock-paper-scissors. Misty's Duel comes with the clause "If you don't know how to play Rock-Paper-Scissors, flip a coin instead".

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* The ''{{TabletopGame/Pokemon}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}}'' cards Misty's Duel and Team Galactic's Wager require the players to play rock-paper-scissors. Misty's Duel comes with the clause "If you don't know how to play Rock-Paper-Scissors, flip a coin instead".



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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': Korg is an alien made of rock, and he introduces himself with a line about not wanting to hurt anyone -- unless you're scissors, in a rock-paper-scissors joke. Later turns into a BrickJoke: at the end of the film, he mistakenly thinks he has killed his friend Miek -- an insectoid alien who fights with a pair of knifes mounted on bionic arms -- by accidentally stepping on him. Hence, that "rock" has defeated "scissors".
4th Nov '17 10:38:33 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/FairyFencerF'', Sherman gets to join Fang in a hot springs after winning a game of Rock Paper Scissors.

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* In ''VideoGame/FairyFencerF'', Sherman gets to join Fang in a hot springs after winning a game of Rock Paper Scissors. In another case, Fang has to go out grocery shopping after losing at this.
2nd Nov '17 9:18:11 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/FairyFencerF'', Sherman gets to join Fang in a hot springs after winning a game of Rock Paper Scissors.
26th Oct '17 2:52:01 PM LavonPapillon1
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* ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this premise, as Augustine (Concrete Conduit) is beaten by Delsin (his symbol - the two-headed bird - resembling scissors in design), [[spoiler:Celia (Paper Conduit)]] outwits and manipulated Delsin, and Augustine captured and controlled [[spoiler:Celia]].
15th Oct '17 9:21:01 PM BackgroundGuy
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* According to the rule book, this is how you determine who takes the first turn for a game of ''Manga/YuGiOh''.
4th Sep '17 5:13:09 AM jormis29
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* Issue #23 (DC run) of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', "Amoeba Las Vegas" has the Amoeba Boys winning Townsville from the Mayor through sheer dumb luck with a shell game. The girls try to win it back with Bubbles challenging the Amoebas to a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors. Bubbles throws "rock" and wins when Tiny throws "scissors." (As Bubbles has no fingers on her hand, it's not clear what she threw as Buttercup made the call of "rock." But the Amoebas were dumb enough to buy it.)

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* Issue #23 (DC run) of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls'', "Amoeba Las Vegas" has the Amoeba Boys winning Townsville from the Mayor through sheer dumb luck with a shell game. The girls try to win it back with Bubbles challenging the Amoebas to a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors. Bubbles throws "rock" and wins when Tiny throws "scissors." (As Bubbles has no fingers on her hand, it's not clear what she threw as Buttercup made the call of "rock." But the Amoebas were dumb enough to buy it.)
24th Aug '17 4:43:49 PM StarTropes
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* In ''Film/OperationDumboDrop'', Captains Doyle and Cahill use a variation to decide who's in charge of their mission to transport a elephant across Vietnam. They then use it to determine who has to [[AssShove shove tranquilizer pills up the elephant's butt]].
9th Aug '17 2:27:19 PM Ccook1956
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* Issue #23 (DC run) of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', "Amoeba Las Vegas" has the Amoeba Boys winning Townsville from the Mayor through sheer dumb luck with a shell game. The girls try to win it back with Bubbles challenging the Amoebas to a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors. Bubbles throws "rock" and wins when Tiny throws "scissors." (As Bubbles has no fingers on her hand, it's not clear what she threw as Buttercup made the call of "rock." But the Amoebas were dumb enough to buy it.)
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