History Main / RussianRoulette

20th Mar '17 6:50:37 PM jamespolk
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* Literature/ErastFandorin plays different variations of it throughout the novels and always wins (obviously), because he is just BornLucky. Notably, the game is referred to as "American Roulette" in the beginning. One prominent player even tells his opponent "I'm telling you, because of me and you they will rename it 'Russian Roulette'."

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* Literature/ErastFandorin plays different variations of it throughout the novels and always wins (obviously), because he is just BornLucky. Notably, the game is referred to as "American Roulette" in the beginning.first novel, ''Literature/TheWinterQueen''. One prominent player even tells his opponent "I'm telling you, because of me and you they will rename it 'Russian Roulette'."
5th Mar '17 5:10:25 PM Valiona
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* The Flash game [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/310598 "Pico vs. Uberkids"]] on Website/{{Newgrounds}} has VideoGame/{{Pico}} suggesting a game of "Rock Paper Scissors Roulette" to compete against the titular Uberkids. As you might expect, it combines RockPaperScissors with Russian Roulette, with the loser of the Rock Paper Scissors match having to try their luck with the revolver. The chamber is not re-spun between turns, so the chance of getting the fatal bullet increases as the game goes on, and if five chambers come up empty during a given round, TheGrimReaper appears over the loser of the next Rock Paper Scissors match. If Pico loses a Rock Paper Scissors match, he pulls the trigger ''twice'', because Pico is crazy.

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* The Flash game [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/310598 "Pico vs. Uberkids"]] on Website/{{Newgrounds}} has VideoGame/{{Pico}} suggesting a game of "Rock Paper Scissors Roulette" to compete against the titular Uberkids.Uberkids, reasoning that if their opponents are superior in every way, then a contest of luck is the only way to level the playing field. As you might expect, it combines RockPaperScissors with Russian Roulette, with the loser of the Rock Paper Scissors match having to try their luck with the revolver. The chamber is not re-spun between turns, so the chance of getting the fatal bullet increases as the game goes on, and if five chambers come up empty during a given round, TheGrimReaper appears over the loser of the next Rock Paper Scissors match. If Pico loses a Rock Paper Scissors match, he pulls the trigger ''twice'', because Pico is crazy.



** ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' in general has a recurring Blue Magic "Roulette", which is based on Russian Roulette: a random target is chosen on the battlefield from both friends and foes, and Instant Death is cast on that target.

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** ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' in general has a recurring Blue Magic "Roulette", which is based on Russian Roulette: a random target is chosen on the battlefield from both friends and foes, and Instant Death is cast on that target. While [[HoistByHisOwnPetard it can and often does hit the user or one of their allies]], many monsters and bosses are either immune to or healed by it.


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', a variant happens at the cultural festival, with a set of takoyaki that has one brightly colored red one that is extremely spicy. Goro ends up eating it in spite of Haru's attempts to warn him.
1st Mar '17 8:37:41 PM TheWanderer
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* The climax of the 90s film ''187'' featured this. In the film, Creator/SamuelLJackson is a substitute teacher at an InnerCitySchool who gets into a dangerous feud with a gang leader. At their final confrontation the gang forces him to play a game of Russian Roulette, referencing the famous ''Deer Hunter'' scene. They're unnerved when Jackson begins taking multiple turns without flinching, even giving them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech as he does. At one point the gang leader begins cracking under the weight of the speech and hesitates to pick up the gun when it's his turn, so Jackson's character volunteers to take the gangster's turn... and promptly blows his head off. Since Jackson took his turn and the bullet that would have killed him, the gang leader decides he ''has'' to take one more turn now... and promptly blows his head off.
11th Feb '17 10:11:36 AM brian8871
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** Michael Lewis, a rapist and murderer, takes Olivia Benson and a girl hostage. Threatening the girl, he forces Olivia to play the game.

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** Michael Lewis, a rapist and murderer, takes Olivia Benson and a girl hostage. Threatening the girl, he forces Olivia to play the game.game with him.
11th Feb '17 10:10:57 AM brian8871
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'': When Benson and Stabler confront a murderer (who happens to be Russian)in the "Russian Love Poem" episode, he takes the five bullets from his revolver and points it at his chest, punctuating his MotiveRant with pulls of the trigger. He gets two clicks before:

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When Benson and Stabler confront a murderer (who happens to be Russian)in the "Russian Love Poem" episode, he takes the five bullets from his revolver and points it at his chest, punctuating his MotiveRant with pulls of the trigger. He gets two clicks before:


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** Michael Lewis, a rapist and murderer, takes Olivia Benson and a girl hostage. Threatening the girl, he forces Olivia to play the game.
22nd Jan '17 12:31:57 PM Kadorhal
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* Mentioned early in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Pandora Tomorrow'', when Sam acquires an aerosol canister of what turns out to be a deadly virus and Lambert tells him they need to bring it to a specialist who can find out what's inside. Sam notes he could just open the canister there and see for himself, and Lambert chastises him by claiming he could also [[TooDumbToLive play Russian roulette with a semi-automatic pistol]].
20th Jan '17 9:55:15 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Six chambers. One Bullet. You like those odds?"]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Six chambers. One Bullet.bullet. You like those odds?"]]



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20th Jan '17 9:54:28 AM Willbyr
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19th Jan '17 11:18:15 PM Kadorhal
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* Revolver Ocelot plays Russian Roulette with three guns juggled simultaneously in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3''.

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* Revolver Ocelot plays Russian Roulette with three guns juggled simultaneously a few times in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. A variation with only two guns, and someone else (namely, Naked Snake) holding the second one, shows up in the final gameplay section before the ending. [[spoiler:That time it turns out the loaded round is a blank.]]



** It has a rather weird beginning though. Keane promises if Garcian wins, Keane will tell him his secret to picking up any woman in the world. If he loses, Garcian has to kill the President. Think about that for a minute. Hint: [[spoiler:Keane doesn't keep his end of the bargain.]]
*** [[spoiler:Keep in mind that in [=Killer7=], dead people seem to have a habit of not staying dead. And Keane does say the secret. It's just that....Well.....]]

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** It has a rather weird beginning though. Keane promises if Garcian wins, Keane will tell him his secret to picking up any woman in the world. If he loses, Garcian has to kill the President. Think about that for a minute. Hint: [[spoiler:Keane doesn't keep his end of the bargain.]]
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Keep in mind mind, though, that in [=Killer7=], dead people seem to have a habit of not staying dead. And [[spoiler:Also, Keane does ''does'' say the secret. It's just that....Well.....that... well...]]
7th Jan '17 9:55:52 AM nombretomado
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** Also, Ocelot's Russian Roulette shows up in ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' when the characters revisit his memories of the scene from the game. Later, he demonstrates the technique to Psycho Mantis, who is frustrated at not being able to figure out which chamber has the bullet -- understandably so, because [[spoiler:The Boss]] chose correctly during the events of [=MGS3=].

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** Also, Ocelot's Russian Roulette shows up in ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' when the characters revisit his memories of the scene from the game. Later, he demonstrates the technique to Psycho Mantis, who is frustrated at not being able to figure out which chamber has the bullet -- understandably so, because [[spoiler:The Boss]] chose correctly during the events of [=MGS3=].
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