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12th Jun '16 5:42:21 PM johnnye
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-->'''Client:''' Aren't there more cards than that in a Tarot deck?\\

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-->'''Client:''' ->'''Client:''' Aren't there more cards than that in a Tarot deck?\\
12th Jun '16 5:42:06 PM johnnye
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->'''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.''
--> -- ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey''

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->'''Dave''': ''What's -->'''Client:''' Aren't there more cards than that card?''\\
'''Damien''': ''Death.''\\
'''Dave''': ''And that one?''\\
'''Damien''': ''The Hanged Man.''\\
'''Dave''': ''I'm not sure I like the look
in a Tarot deck?\\
'''Reader:''' Usually, but in a portentous moment you don't want 'Three
of that one with all the swords, either.''
--> -- ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey''
Cups' or something. I got rid of everything except 'Death' and 'The Lovers'.
-->--''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', "Cartomancy"
21st May '16 8:19:51 PM Aiguille
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* The video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]" has Zoltar the fortune-telling automaton at a [[CircusOfFear Carnival of Fear]] give his [[PostApocalypticGasMask gas-masked]] customer a tarot reading via a pair of trivision-style prismatic signs flanking his case. He considers her "The Star," a good-hearted MessiahFigure, but the second card he pulls (complete with electric guitar ScareChord) is one of its opposites, The Nine of Swords, symbolizing anguish, despair and being trapped. On doing this, he begins the song's chorus, a blatant demand that she love him or he'll be stuck there, all but confirming he's tainting the reading with his desperate WishfulProjection.

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* The video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]" has Zoltar Zoltar, the fortune-telling automaton at a [[CircusOfFear Carnival of Fear]] Fear]], give his [[PostApocalypticGasMask gas-masked]] customer a tarot reading via a pair of trivision-style prismatic signs flanking his case. He considers her "The Star," a good-hearted MessiahFigure, but the second card he pulls (complete with electric guitar ScareChord) is one of its opposites, The Nine of Swords, symbolizing anguish, despair and being trapped. On doing this, he begins the song's chorus, a blatant demand that she love him or he'll be stuck there, all but confirming he's tainting the reading with his desperate WishfulProjection.
21st May '16 8:19:00 PM Aiguille
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* The video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]" has Zoltar the fortune-telling automaton give his [[PostApocalypticGasMask gas-masked]] customer a tarot reading via a pair of trivision-style prismatic signs flanking his case. He considers her "The Star," a good-hearted MessiahFigure, but the second card he pulls (complete with electric guitar ScareChord) is one of its opposites, The Nine of Swords, symbolizing anguish, despair and being trapped. On doing this, he begins the song's chorus, a blatant demand that she love him or he'll be stuck there, all but confirming he's tainting the reading with his desperate WishfulProjection.

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* The video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]" has Zoltar the fortune-telling automaton at a [[CircusOfFear Carnival of Fear]] give his [[PostApocalypticGasMask gas-masked]] customer a tarot reading via a pair of trivision-style prismatic signs flanking his case. He considers her "The Star," a good-hearted MessiahFigure, but the second card he pulls (complete with electric guitar ScareChord) is one of its opposites, The Nine of Swords, symbolizing anguish, despair and being trapped. On doing this, he begins the song's chorus, a blatant demand that she love him or he'll be stuck there, all but confirming he's tainting the reading with his desperate WishfulProjection.
21st May '16 8:15:37 PM Aiguille
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* The video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]" has Zoltar the fortune-telling automaton give his [[PostApocalypticGasMask gas-masked]] customer a tarot reading via a pair of trivision-style prismatic signs flanking his case. He considers her "The Star," a good-hearted MessiahFigure, but the second card he pulls (complete with electric guitar ScareChord) is one of its opposites, The Nine of Swords, symbolizing anguish, despair and being trapped. On doing this, he begins the song's chorus, a blatant demand that she love him or he'll be stuck there, all but confirming he's tainting the reading with his desperate WishfulProjection.
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26th Apr '16 3:40:34 AM WillBGood
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** This is a ShoutOut to the variant Tarot mentioned in ''Literature/DuneMessiah''.





































* This joke: "Yesterday night I played {{poker}} with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died."

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\n* This Creator/StevenWright joke: "Yesterday "Last night I played stayed up late playing {{poker}} with tarot Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died."
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26th Apr '16 3:35:19 AM WillBGood
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* ''Series/Murdoch/Mysteries'': 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/Murdoch/Mysteries'': ''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.
21st Apr '16 2:04:00 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/DuneMessiah'' mentions the fact that Paul's reign has caused a massive resurgence in interest in the tarot, especially a brand new deck designed with symbolism relevent to him in mind. While Paul dismisses this trend, it turns out to be a plot point; the conspiracy against him started the trend in the hopes that the massive amount of low-level prescience would cause enough static to thrown Paul's accuracy off slightly.
* Creator/TSEliot's ''Literature/TheWasteLand'' features a tarot reading by Madame Sosostris, "the wisest woman in Europe,/With a wicked pack of cards". Eliot makes up most of his (ominous-sounding) card names (the Drowned Phonecian Sailor, Belladonna), and includes a blank card, which Madame Sosostris says represents something "which I am forbidden to see". (Some versions of Death ''are'' blacked out, but whether Eliot knew or cared is doubtful.)

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* ''Literature/DuneMessiah'' mentions the fact that Paul's reign has caused a massive resurgence in interest in the tarot, especially a brand new deck designed with symbolism relevent to him in mind. While Paul dismisses this trend, it turns out to be a plot point; the conspiracy against him started the trend in the hopes that the massive amount of low-level prescience would cause enough static to thrown throw Paul's accuracy off slightly.
* Creator/TSEliot's ''Literature/TheWasteLand'' features a tarot reading by Madame Sosostris, "the wisest woman in Europe,/With a wicked pack of cards". Eliot makes up most of his (ominous-sounding) card names (the Drowned Phonecian Phoenician Sailor, Belladonna), and includes a blank card, which Madame Sosostris says represents something "which I am forbidden to see". (Some versions of Death ''are'' blacked out, but whether Eliot knew or cared is doubtful.)
10th Apr '16 12:30:44 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'', the Sage's Trial consists of arranging the first ten cards of the Major Arcana according to the given situation and allocating the right cards to the right people involved. Legna trying to determine who corresponds to each card takes up most of the story.
28th Mar '16 11:21:36 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'': In the Shining Armor arc, a fortune teller does a reading for several characters. For Princess Cadence, she gets three Temperance cards in a row, which freaks out the teller because her deck was supposed to only have one of each card. Cadence is literally the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Temperance, Harmony, and Music. For Minuette, she gets The Devil, The High Priestess, and Death. This represents how [[spoiler:Minuette used to be the villain known as [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]], but turned into a female pony with [[AmnesiacDissonance no memory of his evil]], then eventually made a positive change in her life by completely destroying The Master's personality to stop him from coming back]]. For Dima, she gets The Magician, The Chariot, and The Hanged Man. This represents how [[spoiler:he used to be manipulated, but will perform a HeroicSacrifice to help defeat Makarov]]. For Shining Armor, she gets three blank cards in a row, which again freaks her out. Shining is ImmuneToFate.

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* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'': ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
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In the Shining Armor arc, a fortune teller does a reading for several characters. For Princess Cadence, she gets three Temperance cards in a row, which freaks out the teller because her deck was supposed to only have one of each card. Cadence is literally the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Temperance, Harmony, and Music. For Minuette, she gets The Devil, The High Priestess, and Death. This represents how [[spoiler:Minuette used to be the villain known as [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]], but turned into a female pony with [[AmnesiacDissonance no memory of his evil]], then eventually made a positive change in her life by completely destroying The Master's personality to stop him from coming back]]. For Dima, she gets The Magician, The Chariot, and The Hanged Man. This represents how [[spoiler:he used to be manipulated, but will perform a HeroicSacrifice to help defeat Makarov]]. For Shining Armor, she gets three blank cards in a row, which again freaks her out. Shining is ImmuneToFate.ImmuneToFate.
** During Queen Chrysalis' origin story, she went to a teller. The teller does several readings and repeatedly draws The Lust, alternately called The Hunger, which represents how Chrysalis is an EmotionEater who feeds on love. This freaks out the teller because she had been using an ordinary deck and The Lust came from a different version, and she was sure not to mix them up.
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