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3rd Feb '18 8:43:51 AM xoriak
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* In ''Literature/YouKnowMeWell'', Mark and Kate receive a joint reading that features the reversed World, the Eight of Swords, and the Tower. Both the physical descriptions of the cards and their interpretations are [[ShownTheirWork faithful to the real deal]]. The reader even says, "But after the tower burns to the ground, and you've picked yourselves up off the rocks, and the fire ends and the night passes, it's going to be morning again," [[GeniusBonus possibly a reference]] to the progression from the Tower to the Star, the Moon, and the Sun.
11th Dec '17 9:30:26 AM MBG
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Saiou/Sartorius predicts several events with his tarot cards, including readings that include The Devil and The Tower. He also uses a deck based around TarotMotifs.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Saiou/Sartorius predicts several events with his tarot cards, including readings that include The Devil and The Tower. He also uses a deck based around TarotMotifs. Surprisingly, most of his readings are [[GeniusBonus fairly accurate]] to actual tarot, and make use of a much wider selection of the Major Arcana than you normally see. Death, The Hanged Man, and The Devil are all used correctly (to represent change, suspension, and entrapment, respectively). Even the Minor Arcana show up, though they're reserved to Spells and Traps. His Duels also tend to work as tarot readings; for instance, he uses the reversed Knight of Pentacles, upright Ten of Swords, and reversed Hanged Man against Manjoume/Chazz, reflecting that, after going through a personal crisis, his life isn't going anywhere.
30th Nov '17 3:09:59 PM BlueStarkiller
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* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', played straight with the Tower card.
** Also, most of the cards in Hitomi's deck don't actually exist.

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* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', played straight ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' every episode is introduced with a Tarot card. The episode featuring the Tower card.
** Also, most of the
card flat out spells doom.
**The other episodes feature some uncommon
cards in Hitomi's due to Hitomi using an alternate Tarot deck don't actually exist.known as "The Merlin Tarot" and not the better known Rider-Waite Tarot deck.
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.
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