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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."
23rd Mar '17 7:30:40 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Trelawney give Harry a ten card reading with a magical tarot deck - the difference being that the faces of the Major Arcana change in response to the subject of the reading - in chapter 66, with the last card, Judgement, causing Harry to freak out spectacularly because [[spoiler: it depicts him as the Dark Phoenix]]. And unnervingly, most of it has so far come true.
22nd Dec '16 5:49:50 PM billybobfred
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', a man is invited to draw from the "Portentous Moments" tarot deck, [[ParodiedTrope consisting of only two cards]] -- "The Lovers" and "Death". The tarot reader's explanation is that "in a portentous moment you don't want 'Three of Cups' or something." [[spoiler:Inexplicably, the Three of Cups is exactly what the man draws.]]
15th Dec '16 7:43:00 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''Fanfic/FateGenesis'', Amy Rose tries to use her Tarot cards to find Sonic, as the fortune she got helped them meet on Little Planet. However, she ends up getting the same fortune each time she shuffles the deck; That a great mistake is being made. [[spoiler: We then cut to Shinji foolishly telling Eggman about the Holy Grail, in the hopes of using the doc's weapons to beat the other Masters.]]
2nd Dec '16 10:43:29 AM ashlay
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', where tarot cards are a central motif and ''always'' depicted accurately. There's even a series of school lectures in the former running down the meaning of each card.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' 3}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', 5}}'', where tarot cards are a central motif and ''always'' depicted accurately. There's even a series of school lectures in the former running down the meaning of each card.
23rd Oct '16 12:34:54 AM MercutioDreams
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* ''Manga/CountCain'' has Merryweather, Cain's younger sister, who foretells danger with her tarot deck at various points in the series. Her readings typically reflect events surrounding Cain, both symbolically and, in some cases (such as in ''The Hanged Man''), literally.
22nd Oct '16 6:29:31 PM eroock
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-->--''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', "Cartomancy"

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-->--''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', -->-- ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', "Cartomancy"
24th Sep '16 4:35:49 PM ThatBitterTase
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But what is the point of all that? Isn't it more fun for a writer to use them to [[PortentOfDoom hint at terrible danger]]? After all, most people only know one Tarot card, Death, which makes an unambiguously sinister omen. As audiences grow more trope-savvy, writers instead use The Tower and/or The Hanged Man, which are often illustrated with alarming pictures, for the same purpose. [[note]]These make for good visual shorthand, but aren't quite true. One card, the Ten of Swords, ''does'' mean something like what people think Death means, but only knowledgeable Tarot readers could be expected to know that.[[/note]]

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But what is the point of all that? Isn't it more fun for a writer to use them to [[PortentOfDoom hint at terrible danger]]? After all, most people only know one Tarot card, Death, which makes an unambiguously sinister omen. As audiences grow more trope-savvy, writers instead use The Tower and/or The Hanged Man, which are often illustrated with alarming pictures, for the same purpose. [[note]]These make for good visual shorthand, but aren't quite true. One card, the Ten of Swords, ''does'' mean something like what people think Death means, but only knowledgeable Tarot readers could be expected to know that. Given that it actually ''does'' signify bad things depending on its position, one wonders why nobody ever uses the Devil.[[/note]]


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* ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal Black'' has tarot cards show up in Raven's story. Complete with a slow-motion close-up of the Death card absolutely ''loaded'' with {{Narm}}.
6th Sep '16 1:25:07 PM AjWargo
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* While it is unclear just what cards turned up in her reading, ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' has Amy discover that Sonic will be on Little Planet via tarot cards.
26th Jul '16 1:22:37 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}'', Frasquita, Mercedes and Carmen tell their fortunes with cards. The cards for Carmen spell death.

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* In ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}'', Frasquita, Mercedes and Carmen tell their fortunes with cards. The cards for Carmen spell death. She says that no matter what the cards say, you can redraw and get a different fate, as long as it isn't death. If the cards say death, you're certainly doomed. This may be what makes her decide to meet her {{Yandere}} alone - if YouCantFightFate, might as well look it right in the eye.
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