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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.
11th Oct '15 2:35:19 PM StFan
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* ''OneHundredBullets'' has an entire story arc is devoted to a dice throwing conman named Chucky.

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* ''OneHundredBullets'' ''ComicBook/OneHundredBullets'' has an entire story arc is devoted to a dice throwing conman named Chucky.
8th Oct '15 6:39:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' foe Roulette is a rare female version.

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* ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' foe Roulette is a rare female version.
6th Sep '15 11:57:50 AM nombretomado
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* A custom car set in a ''{{Need for Speed}}'' title has the four aces as a paint job.

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* A custom car set in a ''{{Need ''VideoGame/{{Need for Speed}}'' title has the four aces as a paint job.
4th Sep '15 6:17:52 PM Prfnoff
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* Renard of ''{{Oktober}}''.

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* Renard of ''{{Oktober}}''.''Literature/{{Oktober}}''.
8th Aug '15 6:43:36 AM johnnyfog
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->''"You can think. Cards can't. They just lie there. You gotta make them work for you. Jack of Hearts. 2,598,960 possible five-card hands. 1,277 flushes in any given suit. 1,980,240 ways to make two pairs. And yet, the game can't beat a man. Man only beats himself."''

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->''"You can think. Cards can't. They just lie there. You gotta make them work for you. Jack of Hearts. 2,598,960 possible five-card hands. 1,277 flushes in any given suit. 1,980,240 ways to make two pairs. And yet, the game can't beat a man. Man only beats himself."''
3rd Aug '15 11:13:38 AM johnnyfog
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->''"You can think. Cards can't. they just lie there. You gotta make them work for you. Jack of Hearts. 2,598,960 possible five-card hands. 1,277 flushes in any given suit. 1,980,240 ways to make two pairs. And yet, the game can't beat a man. Man only beats himself."''

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->''"You can think. Cards can't. they They just lie there. You gotta make them work for you. Jack of Hearts. 2,598,960 possible five-card hands. 1,277 flushes in any given suit. 1,980,240 ways to make two pairs. And yet, the game can't beat a man. Man only beats himself."''
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