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22nd Oct '17 9:49:00 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In the episode "Blood and Circuses", Murdoch is investigating the death of a lion tamer and is particularly frustrated by the fortuneteller's refusal to answer questions directly. The woman prefers to communicate using her cards and refers to their predictive power, despite Murdoch's objections that he doesn't believe in such things. Crabtree insists her prognostications are valuable, and eventually Murdoch goes along with her conversational style to get information out of her. Interestingly, her cards sometimes need to be taken literally: as the deaths continue among the circus performers, she produces first [[spoiler: the magician]] card and later [[spoiler: the Queen of Swords]], which refer to people involved in the murders. Murdoch also gets two contradictory predictions about his love-life, which the fortuneteller explains away by saying the future isn't fixed.

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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In the episode "Blood and Circuses", Murdoch is investigating the death of a lion tamer and is particularly frustrated by the fortuneteller's fortune teller's refusal to answer questions directly. The woman prefers to communicate using her cards and refers to their predictive power, despite Murdoch's objections that he doesn't believe in such things. Crabtree insists her prognostications are valuable, and eventually Murdoch goes along with her conversational style to get information out of her. Interestingly, her cards sometimes need to be taken literally: as the deaths continue among the circus performers, she produces first [[spoiler: the magician]] card and later [[spoiler: the Queen of Swords]], which refer to people involved in the murders. Murdoch also gets two contradictory predictions about his love-life, which the fortuneteller explains away by saying the future isn't fixed.fixed.
* Parodied in the ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]'' episode "Hawkeye Get Your Gun". Klinger, in yet another attempt to get discharged, pretends to be a gypsy and at one point offers to give BJ a Tarot reading about the missing Hawkeye and Col. Potter's fate. He pulls five cards from an ordinary ''Poker'' deck, announcing each one with a flourish... then breaks character as he realizes in amazement that he just dealt himself a ''Straight.''
29th Aug '17 8:08:31 PM RedHawk16
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* In ''Film/NowAndThen'', twelve-year-old Samantha Albertson and her three best friends come to believe they have resurrected the spirit of a boy named 'Dear Johnny' they tried to contact during a seance in the local cemetery (through a variety of circumstances, mainly a thunderstorm striking just as they finish the seance and then later finding his tombstone cracked down the middle) and embark on a mission to find out how he died. They visit a local fortune teller who through the use of tarot cards determine he was murdered. They later learn this to be in fact true, as they come across newspaper clippings in Samantha's late grandfather's scrapbooks which tell them Dear Johnny was murdered along with his mother in an apparent home robbery gone wrong.
17th Aug '17 10:26:40 AM Dravencour
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** Of course, after the Punchinello Manor, we meet Nicole Horne, and the final fight takes place in her gigantic MegaCorp tower of [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom doom.]] Max still might count as Death though, being the change card. The only problem is that he potentially changes the world for the worse.

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** Of course, after the Punchinello Manor, we meet Nicole Horne, and the final fight takes place in her gigantic MegaCorp tower of [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom doom.]] doom]], with Nicole being more of a [[BigBad devil]] than Punchinello ever was. Max still might count as Death though, being the change card. The only problem is that he potentially changes the world for the worse.
4th Jul '17 11:22:33 PM foxley
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* ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' had Dave get Damien to do a reading for him, leading to this exchange (and a possible reference to the [[ShownThieWork Ten of Swords]]):

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* ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' had Dave get Damien to do a reading for him, leading to this exchange (and a possible reference to the [[ShownThieWork [[ShownTheirWork Ten of Swords]]):
4th Jul '17 11:21:46 PM foxley
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* ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' had Dave get Damien to do a reading for him, leading to the page quote.

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* ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' had Dave get Damien to do a reading for him, leading to this exchange (and a possible reference to the page quote.[[ShownThieWork Ten of Swords]]):
-->'''Dave''': ''What's that card?''\\
'''Damien''': ''Death.''\\
'''Dave''': ''And that one?''\\
'''Damien''': ''The Hanged Man.''\\
'''Dave''': ''I'm not sure I like the look of that one with all the swords, either.''
18th Jun '17 10:39:23 AM Yuihime
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* There are two readings in ''[[Literature/{{Lyra}} The Raven Ring]]'', using the Lyran version of the Tarot deck. One uses the cliche "ominous-sounding cards every time", including a fake "Shadow Mage" card, and turns out to be a mismanaged attempt to magically doom Eleret so the villain can steal her ring. The other is a more [[InfoDump informative]] reading with the intent of learning about her situation, coupled with a scrying spell that gives her dream-like visions about each card's meanings, which are mixed.

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* There are two readings in ''[[Literature/{{Lyra}} The Raven Ring]]'', using the Lyran version of the Tarot deck. One uses the cliche "ominous-sounding cards every time", including a fake "Shadow Mage" card, and turns out to be a mismanaged attempt to magically doom Eleret so the villain can steal her ring. The other is a more [[InfoDump informative]] reading with the intent of learning about her situation, coupled with a scrying spell that gives her dream-like visions about each card's meanings, which are mixed.meanings.
18th Jun '17 10:39:02 AM Yuihime
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* There are two readings in ''[[Literature/{{Lyra}} The Raven Ring]]'', using the Lyran version of the Tarot deck. One uses the cliche "ominous-sounding cards every time", including a fake "Shadow Mage" card, and turns out to be a mismanaged attempt to magically doom Eleret so the villain can steal her ring. The other is a more [[InfoDump informative]] reading with the intent of learning about her situation, coupled with a scrying spell that gives her dream-like visions about each card's meanings, some of which are positive or neutral.

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* There are two readings in ''[[Literature/{{Lyra}} The Raven Ring]]'', using the Lyran version of the Tarot deck. One uses the cliche "ominous-sounding cards every time", including a fake "Shadow Mage" card, and turns out to be a mismanaged attempt to magically doom Eleret so the villain can steal her ring. The other is a more [[InfoDump informative]] reading with the intent of learning about her situation, coupled with a scrying spell that gives her dream-like visions about each card's meanings, some of which are positive or neutral.mixed.
18th Jun '17 10:34:11 AM Yuihime
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* The Deck of Dragons in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is this in general, as a two-way mirror that gives insight into the workings of gods and acendants. An especially intense reading is presented in ''Literature/DustOfDreams'': Fiddler is forced to do a reading of the Deck in the beginning of the book. It is implied that this isn't a simple reading, but more like an active call on ancient gods who promptly mark their players. By throwing the people attending the meeting across the room.

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* The Deck of Dragons in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is this in general, as a two-way mirror that gives insight into the workings of gods and acendants.acsendants. An especially intense reading is presented in ''Literature/DustOfDreams'': Fiddler is forced to do a reading of the Deck in the beginning of the book. It is implied that this isn't a simple reading, but more like an active call on ancient gods who promptly mark their players. By throwing the people attending the meeting across the room.room.
* There are two readings in ''[[Literature/{{Lyra}} The Raven Ring]]'', using the Lyran version of the Tarot deck. One uses the cliche "ominous-sounding cards every time", including a fake "Shadow Mage" card, and turns out to be a mismanaged attempt to magically doom Eleret so the villain can steal her ring. The other is a more [[InfoDump informative]] reading with the intent of learning about her situation, coupled with a scrying spell that gives her dream-like visions about each card's meanings, some of which are positive or neutral.
29th May '17 9:18:33 PM nombretomado
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* Tarot readings figure into small events in two {{Sierra}} FMV games, ''[[VideoGame/GabrielKnight The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}}''.

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* Tarot readings figure into small events in two {{Sierra}} Creator/{{Sierra}} FMV games, ''[[VideoGame/GabrielKnight The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}}''.
7th Apr '17 3:50:34 PM nombretomado
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* This Creator/StevenWright joke: "Last night I stayed up late playing {{poker}} with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died."

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* This Creator/StevenWright joke: "Last night I stayed up late playing {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died."
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