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27th Jun '16 2:33:06 PM OtakuX
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* Kodaira-Sensei suggests this as an alternative to a life-size dice game in episode 3 of AnneHappy
14th Jun '16 11:13:49 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* A rather bizarre variation of this crops up in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'': Daimon Kiyota challenges his treacherous lieutenant to a game of ''Fugu roulette,'' with a plate of cooked pufferfish standing in for the revolver; some portions are properly cooked and safe to eat, others are highly toxic. If Daimon wins, he gets the traitor's phone and list of contacts; if the lieutenant wins, he becomes the new head of the Korinto-Kai - and Daimon [[CloudCuckooLander will come back from the dead and take him out for ice cream]]. In the end, the lieutenant can't go through with it even after Daimon takes a headstart of three bites, and is left to slink away in shame - with a warning that the next traitorous act will result in the lieutenant's entire family being treated to a feast. [[spoiler: Once the lieutenant leaves, Kiyota finishes the meal without any ill effects. FalseRoulette or AcquiredPoisonImmunity? You decide.]]
30th May '16 10:58:22 PM lavendermintrose
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* Ashley Ashura of ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'' is rather obsessed. He believes that luck is what makes him win battles, and he likes to test his luck. Then, after losing his close friend and subordinate, Johannes...
15th May '16 4:27:45 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' episode, "Bowser Junior's Game Night 3", Jeffy plays this with a gun he found [[MyLittlePanzer in a game of "What's in Ned's Head?"]], with Junior and Joseph encouraging him, and [[OnlySaneMan Cody begging him to stop]]. Cody saves Jeffy before he fires the last bullet.
13th May '16 11:52:16 PM Ramidel
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* ''VideoGame/GodsWillBeWatching'' has this used as an interrogation technique during the torture session. Irving holds a gun to Burden's head with one bullet in it, then starts asking questions. "For one in seven chances out of BOOM, what's the answer to my question?"
1st May '16 5:24:22 AM DaibhidC
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** In the book ''The Citadel of Chaos'', the player can at one point play Russian Roulette ''with daggers'': the player stabs himself with a dagger picked at random from a set of six, with 5 being "trick daggers" whose blade retracts into the hilt and a real dagger. And the prize is an item that is virtually required to finish the book.

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** In the book ''The Citadel of Chaos'', the player can at one point play Russian Roulette ''with daggers'': the player stabs himself with a dagger picked at random from a set of six, with 5 being "trick daggers" whose blade retracts into the hilt and a real dagger. And the prize is an item that is virtually required to finish the book. According to the UniverseCompendium, this game is known as Kharean Roulette or Knifey-Knifey.
10th Apr '16 7:41:32 AM Dravencour
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Need we say it: DontTryThisAtHome. Besides [[CaptainObvious the risk to your life]] if you lose, if you play with others you can be charged with murder if someone dies (at least in [[TheCommonLaw common-law jurisdictions]], under the theory of depraved-heart/grossly reckless murder--see for instance the Pennsylvania case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_v._Malone Commonwealth v. Malone]]''), and in some jurisdictions you can be tried for attempted murder even if everyone lives. One notable case in 1984, was American actor Jon-Erik Hexum who died a Russian roulette stunt, despite only loading the revolver with blanks. Despite his belief that this made it harmless, the overpressure wave from the discharge of the blank propelled the round's wadding into his temple, shattering his skull, and causing brain trauma. Six days later he was declared brain dead and was taken off life support.

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Need we say it: DontTryThisAtHome. Besides [[CaptainObvious the risk to your life]] if you lose, if you play with others you can be charged with murder if someone dies (at least in [[TheCommonLaw common-law jurisdictions]], under the theory of depraved-heart/grossly reckless murder--see for instance the Pennsylvania case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_v._Malone Commonwealth v. Malone]]''), and in some jurisdictions you can be tried for attempted murder even if everyone lives. One notable case in 1984, was American actor Jon-Erik Hexum who died as a result of a Russian roulette stunt, despite only loading the revolver with blanks. Despite his belief that this made it harmless, the overpressure wave from the discharge of the blank propelled the round's wadding into his temple, shattering his skull, skull and causing brain trauma. Six days later he was declared brain dead and was taken off life support.
5th Apr '16 12:38:55 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}: The Painful RPG'' makes this into a MiniGame. Both players have their own gun, and take turns pulling the trigger until one of them finds their bullet first. Can be a good source of [[WeirdCurrency mags]], though naturally it also means you're gambling with the lives of your party members.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}: The Painful RPG'' makes this into a MiniGame. Both players have their own gun, and take turns pulling the trigger until one of them finds their bullet first. Can be a good source of [[WeirdCurrency mags]], though and you get a decent party member if you survive long enough, but naturally it also means you're gambling with the lives of your party members.members. It's worth noting that party members killed during this minigame [[PermaDeath leave your party permanently.]]
30th Mar '16 4:04:32 AM JackG
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* An alternate ending to ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' includes John [=McClane=] playing a variant of Russian roulette with [[BigBad Simon Gruber]] using a Chinese rocket launcher without the pin. He asks Simon a series of questions, and eventually asks a question that Simon gets wrong. [[spoiler: Turns out that the answer to the question is that he forgot to bring a flak jacket, which is what [=McClane=] is wearing and this would have protected Simon from the blast of the rocket, and the rocket fires on Simon, killing him instantly.]]

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* An alternate ending to ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' includes John [=McClane=] playing a variant of Russian roulette with [[BigBad Simon Gruber]] using a Chinese rocket launcher without the pin. sights (so no way of telling which end is the muzzle). He asks Simon a series of questions, questions (with them turning the launcher to face the other each time) and eventually asks a question that Simon gets wrong. [[spoiler: Turns out that the answer to the question is that he forgot to bring a flak jacket, which is what [=McClane=] is wearing and this would have protected Simon from the blast of the rocket, and the rocket fires on Simon, killing him instantly.]]
28th Mar '16 1:34:42 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* An episode of the second ''SakuraWars'' OAV has Maria, having gotten an enemy at her mercy, [[spoiler:pretend to]] put one bullet in her gun [[spoiler:while actually leaving it unloaded]], spin the chambers, and essentially ask the guy if he's feeling lucky (he isn't). Not quite how the game is normally played, but close enough that one can practically hear the writers saying "It's like Russian Roulette! Because she's Russian, get it?"

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* An episode of the second ''SakuraWars'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' OAV has Maria, having gotten an enemy at her mercy, [[spoiler:pretend to]] put one bullet in her gun [[spoiler:while actually leaving it unloaded]], spin the chambers, and essentially ask the guy if he's feeling lucky (he isn't). Not quite how the game is normally played, but close enough that one can practically hear the writers saying "It's like Russian Roulette! Because she's Russian, get it?"
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