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13th Jul '16 1:43:59 PM Koveras
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The gambler follows a [[PlayingCardMotifs card]] (or dice) theme, uses [[DeathDealer cards]], dice, darts, [[HeadsOrTails coins]] and gambling implements as [[WeaponOfChoice weapons]], and is very well-versed in blackjack, {{poker}}, craps, slots, and all sorts of casino games. They rely much more on luck and cunning than on skill or outright power, and very seldom take it too hard on the occasions they lose, usually due to believing it was due to chance.

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The gambler follows a [[PlayingCardMotifs card]] (or dice) UsefulNotes/{{dice}}) theme, uses [[DeathDealer cards]], dice, darts, [[HeadsOrTails coins]] and gambling implements as [[WeaponOfChoice weapons]], and is very well-versed in blackjack, {{poker}}, craps, slots, and all sorts of casino games. They rely much more on luck and cunning than on skill or outright power, and very seldom take it too hard on the occasions they lose, usually due to believing it was due to chance.
5th Jul '16 4:39:09 PM Yagami1211
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** Haken Browning from SpinOff ''EndlessFrontier'' makes up for every card and gambling pun Kyosuke didn't get to make. His attacks have names like Texas Hold'em, Five Card Stud and Jackpot, uses exploding cards in some of his attacks and his [[LimitBreak Overdrive]] involves switching his gun to "Klondike Mode". Unlike Kyosuke, however, he apparently cheats: one of his exclusive accessories is called "Loaded Dice".

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** Haken Browning from SpinOff ''EndlessFrontier'' makes up for every card and gambling pun Kyosuke didn't get to make. His attacks have names like Texas Hold'em, Five Card Stud and Jackpot, uses exploding cards in some of his attacks and his [[LimitBreak Overdrive]] involves switching his gun to "Klondike Mode". Unlike Kyosuke, however, he apparently cheats: one of his exclusive accessories is called "Loaded Dice". Naturally, after he met him, he plays with Kyosuke from time to time in ''The Moon Dwellers''.
10th Jun '16 7:35:03 PM nombretomado
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* Ezekial Clench of ''SamuraiJack'' was a WildWest style villain with a slight playing card motif; The spurs on his boots were shaped like spades, he had a card in his hat... Oh, and his cybernetic hands, the wrists of which had the playing card suits on them. The hands had a special ability depending on which suit was facing up. He's also a bounty hunter, and on the run from his ex-wife, so luck is a big deal to him.

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* Ezekial Clench of ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' was a WildWest style villain with a slight playing card motif; The spurs on his boots were shaped like spades, he had a card in his hat... Oh, and his cybernetic hands, the wrists of which had the playing card suits on them. The hands had a special ability depending on which suit was facing up. He's also a bounty hunter, and on the run from his ex-wife, so luck is a big deal to him.
29th May '16 7:22:12 AM Hanz
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* Vault 21 of ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'' was a Vault composed entirely of gamblers who settled everything through games of chances. As far as Vaults went, they actually managed to sustain their way of life for a long time until the day they encountered [[BornLucky Robert House]], who won the rights to their Vault in a game of Blackjack and converted it into a casino.
29th May '16 7:19:31 AM Hanz
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* Vault 21 of ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'' was a Vault composed entirely of gamblers who settled everything through games of chances. As far as Vaults went, they actually managed to sustain their way of life for a long time until the day they encountered [[BornLucky Robert House]], who won the rights to their Vault in a game of Blackjack and converted it into a casino.
25th May '16 6:44:47 PM nombretomado
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* Patty Fleur, of the ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' PS3 remake, uses many luck based skills and attacks, most notably her [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]], where you have a chance to heal everyone, max out everybody's overlimit, or summon [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Barbatos]] to destroy just about every enemy on field, amongst many other things. Also notable the it takes on the look of a gigantic roulette table with poker chips all around.

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* Patty Fleur, of the ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' PS3 [=PS3=] remake, uses many luck based skills and attacks, most notably her [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]], where you have a chance to heal everyone, max out everybody's overlimit, or summon [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Barbatos]] to destroy just about every enemy on field, amongst many other things. Also notable the it takes on the look of a gigantic roulette table with poker chips all around.
9th Mar '16 12:50:13 AM Perseus
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* ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce 3'' features as its main villains a criminal syndicate named "Dealer". It is led by one Mr. King, and has among its high-ranking members ''Queen'' Tia, Jack, and Joker. Furthermore, three of the ([[TheCorruption unwitting]]) major bosses of the game are ''Spade'' Magnes, ''Diamond'' Ice, and ''Club'' Strong, while King's [[TheDragon Dragon]] is named ''Heart''less. None of them really use playing card motifs ''in battle'', but they do get bonus points for having their base's inner sanctum decorated like a gigantic card table.
26th Dec '15 11:48:47 AM nombretomado
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* In the SilverAge [[TheDCU DC Universe]], two gambling aliens named Rokk and Sorban force {{Superman}} and TheFlash to race to the edge of the galaxy and back, so they can settle a bet on which one is fastest. To keep things interesting, they imprison the rest of the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}}, and promise to destroy the home city of the loser. (It turns out these are actually two of the Flash's arch-enemies, disguised as the aliens--who are back on their home planet betting on volcanic eruptions.)

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* In the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} [[TheDCU DC Universe]], two gambling aliens named Rokk and Sorban force {{Superman}} and TheFlash to race to the edge of the galaxy and back, so they can settle a bet on which one is fastest. To keep things interesting, they imprison the rest of the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}}, and promise to destroy the home city of the loser. (It turns out these are actually two of the Flash's arch-enemies, disguised as the aliens--who are back on their home planet betting on volcanic eruptions.)
14th Nov '15 8:21:17 AM CyberTiger88
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The gambler follows a [[PlayingCardMotif card]] (or dice) theme, uses [[DeathDealer cards]], dice, darts, [[HeadsOrTails coins]] and gambling implements as [[WeaponOfChoice weapons]], and is very well-versed in blackjack, {{poker}}, craps, slots, and all sorts of casino games. They rely much more on luck and cunning than on skill or outright power, and very seldom take it too hard on the occasions they lose, usually due to believing it was due to chance.

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The gambler follows a [[PlayingCardMotif [[PlayingCardMotifs card]] (or dice) theme, uses [[DeathDealer cards]], dice, darts, [[HeadsOrTails coins]] and gambling implements as [[WeaponOfChoice weapons]], and is very well-versed in blackjack, {{poker}}, craps, slots, and all sorts of casino games. They rely much more on luck and cunning than on skill or outright power, and very seldom take it too hard on the occasions they lose, usually due to believing it was due to chance.
5th Nov '15 6:05:17 PM nombretomado
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* The Gambling King from ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma ½]]''. He even has the same face as one of the king cards. Subverted as the Gambling King is an idiot who can only win against small children and the feeble-minded (i.e., Soun, but also Ranma, who can't keep a poker face to save his life.) Even then, he can only win by cheating, either through time-honored methods like hiding cards up his sleeves, to ceiling-mounted mirrors to spy on his opponent's hand, to ''using a motorized chair'' to drive behind his opponent and spy their cards from up close.

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* The Gambling King from ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma ½]]''.''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. He even has the same face as one of the king cards. Subverted as the Gambling King is an idiot who can only win against small children and the feeble-minded (i.e., Soun, but also Ranma, who can't keep a poker face to save his life.) Even then, he can only win by cheating, either through time-honored methods like hiding cards up his sleeves, to ceiling-mounted mirrors to spy on his opponent's hand, to ''using a motorized chair'' to drive behind his opponent and spy their cards from up close.
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