History Main / RussianRoulette

14th Aug '16 11:21:11 AM TompaDompa
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* In Creator/IngmarBergman's ''Smiles of a Summer Night'', [[TheNeidermeyer Count Malcolm]] challenges [[ButtMonkey Fredrik]] to one of these, arguing that it's the only form of lethal combat where Fredrik would stand a chance against him. [[spoiler: The gun is only loaded with soot.]]

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* In Creator/IngmarBergman's ''Smiles of a Summer Night'', ''Film/SmilesOfASummerNight'', [[TheNeidermeyer Count Malcolm]] challenges [[ButtMonkey Fredrik]] to one of these, arguing that it's the only form of lethal combat where Fredrik would stand a chance against him. [[spoiler: The gun is only loaded with soot.]]
13th Aug '16 4:56:44 PM nombretomado
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** Kiryu has [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Infernity_Reloader Infernity Reloader]] (called Infernity Randomizer in the dub), which fires 500 damage at either you or your opponent. His Infernity Death Gunman is a straight up ShoutOut to DirtyHarry.

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** Kiryu has [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Infernity_Reloader Infernity Reloader]] (called Infernity Randomizer in the dub), which fires 500 damage at either you or your opponent. His Infernity Death Gunman is a straight up ShoutOut to DirtyHarry.''Film/DirtyHarry''.
30th Jul '16 11:55:59 AM nombretomado
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* Mentalist Creator/DerrenBrown (no, [[DanBrown not Dan]], Derren) famously played a game of RussianRoulette on live TV. Derren has since publicly confirmed that the gun was holding a blank round. He has also pointed out that by pressing the barrel right against his temple and firing point blank, he WAS still in danger of being extremely badly hurt or killed by the discharge -- that was ''exactly'' how actor Jon-Erik Hexum died, for example.

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* Mentalist Creator/DerrenBrown (no, [[DanBrown [[Creator/DanBrown not Dan]], Derren) famously played a game of RussianRoulette on live TV. Derren has since publicly confirmed that the gun was holding a blank round. He has also pointed out that by pressing the barrel right against his temple and firing point blank, he WAS still in danger of being extremely badly hurt or killed by the discharge -- that was ''exactly'' how actor Jon-Erik Hexum died, for example.
17th Jul '16 7:06:56 PM Mdumas43073
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** ''Ballot Box Bunny'' ends with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny proposing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_mr9zU99oU a game of Russian roulette]] to Yosemite Sam after both of them lose a local election. Sam goes first, then Bugs, who puts the gun to his head as the picture irises out; a shot is then heard, after which the picture irises in again to reveal that Bugs missed and shot Sam. (Sam: "Ah hate that rabbit.") Perhaps unsurprisingly, this ending is rarely if ever included when the short is aired on TV. (In the USA at least, but it was shown in Israel at least as early as the 1990s.)

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** ''Ballot Box Bunny'' ''WesternAnimation/BallotBoxBunny'' ends with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny proposing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_mr9zU99oU a game of Russian roulette]] to Yosemite Sam after both of them lose a local election. Sam goes first, then Bugs, who puts the gun to his head as the picture irises out; a shot is then heard, after which the picture irises in again to reveal that Bugs missed and shot Sam. (Sam: "Ah hate that rabbit.") Perhaps unsurprisingly, this ending is rarely if ever included when the short is aired on TV. (In the USA at least, but it was shown in Israel at least as early as the 1990s.)
17th Jul '16 12:33:33 AM maxwellsilver
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** A flashback shows Sterling in the aftermath of a similar situation, but implies that he took the gun and shot the last other man.
--->'''Archer:''' I can't believe you fell for that!

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** A flashback shows Sterling in seated at a table with four dead bodies, the aftermath of a similar situation, but implies that implication being he took the gun loaded it with four rounds and shot the last other man.
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--->'''Archer:''' I can't believe you they fell for that!that!
** When Archer takes Woodhouse's brother, Dicky, to Las Vegas, one photo in the montage is of Dicky winning a game of Russian Roullette.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'': To earn some extra booze money, Early Cuyler plays solo Russian Roulette with a 6-shooter and has spectators bet against him. He presses his luck [[TooDumbToLive a little too far]]:

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'': To earn some extra booze money, Early Cuyler plays solo Russian Roulette with a 6-shooter and has spectators bet against him. He presses his luck [[TooDumbToLive a little too far]]: far:
15th Jul '16 9:56:21 PM Qube
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* A New Zealand pizza chain called ''Hell's Pizza'' has "Pizza Roulette". It's a free add-on that laces one slice on your pizza of choice with two drops of "the hottest chili on the planet". Which one? Nobody knows until the poor sap bites into it. Their site even lists a ''disclaimer'' when choosing to order it. "It doesn't cost, but someone pays." indeed.

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* A New Zealand pizza chain called ''Hell's Pizza'' has "Pizza Roulette". It's a free add-on that laces one slice on your pizza of choice with two drops of "the hottest chili on the planet". Which one? Nobody knows until the poor sap bites into it. Their site even lists a ''disclaimer'' when choosing to order it. "It doesn't cost, but someone pays." pays", indeed.


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* The [[NerfBrand Nerf]] Maverick, which provides the page image for {{Nerf}} on this very wiki, is styled after a revolver and as such allows one to safely play Russian Roulette without all that messy "potentially killing yourself" business. It appears, however, that Hasbro has cottoned on to this, as all revolver-style Nerf blasters made nowadays feature drums that very plainly let one see if the chambers are loaded.
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.
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