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23rd Feb '17 12:37:36 PM FuzzyBoots
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* [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] villain Chance is a mercenary who doesn't charge for his services-rather, he bets his fee against the odds of his success. If he fails in his mission, he pays his employer rather than the other way around.
15th Jan '17 9:19:53 AM nombretomado
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* [[SuperMarioBros King Boo]] seems to have a love of gambling. In his debut in LuigisMansion the keys to the various parts of the mansion have playing card suit motifs. Later, in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', he hides in Hotel Delfino's casino, where he battles Mario while holding a water-powered slot machine that can summon enemies, coins, or fruit.

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* [[SuperMarioBros King Boo]] seems to have a love of gambling. In his debut in LuigisMansion ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' the keys to the various parts of the mansion have playing card suit motifs. Later, in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', he hides in Hotel Delfino's casino, where he battles Mario while holding a water-powered slot machine that can summon enemies, coins, or fruit.
31st Dec '16 4:56:11 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* {{Kaitou}} Kid from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' sometimes uses a gun (mostly in his own series, ''Magic Kaitou'') that fires out razor-sharp playing cards.
** That said, his day job is a magician.
* Ryuji Otogi in ''Manga/YuGiOh'' follows a dice motif and likes to play games that heavily boil down to chance. Jonouchi's Duel Monsters deck gradually accommodated a few chance cards to balance his lack of powerful cards. There were a few times where either luck was not in his favor, or it was to the opponent's benefit.
** Yugi's grandfather was also said to be a very lucky gambler when he was young, rarely losing. After winning every game of chance he knew of, he made a bet with himself that if he ever lost one, he'd retire, open a store, and wear overalls for the rest of his life. (At the time the series takes place, he runs a card shop and overalls are his standard attire. One can only assume he eventually lost.)
** One duelist who appeared in the second season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' (who called himself "Boy" in the original, and "Pierre" in the dub) seemed to be so good at gambling that he drew a royal straight flush while playing poker. (In actual poker, the odds against getting that hand are nearly astronomical.) However, in Duel Monsters, he wasn't very lucky at all, needing a card that gave him a two chances at a coin toss in order to use any card that depended on chance.
** Charlie [=McCoy=] in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' was a duelist with cards that relied on chance, but had a rather unfair advatage: a Number card that gave him supernatural luck. He lost after Yuma discovered the clause that broke the spell it bestowed on him.

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* {{Kaitou}} Kid from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' sometimes uses a gun (mostly in his own series, ''Magic Kaitou'') that fires out razor-sharp playing cards.
** That
cards. (That said, his day job is a magician.
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stage magician.)
* ''Manga/YuGiOh''
** Jonouchi, naturally, uses quite a few cards that depend on chance, his deck having evolved from mostly Warriors with a few dice cards to one fully dependent on the chance-taking. (Although his dependence on it has gotten him in trouble a few times.)
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Ryuji Otogi (Duke Devlin in ''Manga/YuGiOh'' the dub) follows a dice motif and likes to play games that heavily boil down to chance. Jonouchi's Duel Monsters deck gradually accommodated a few chance cards to balance his lack of powerful cards. There were a few times where either luck was not in his favor, or it was to the opponent's benefit.
** Yugi's grandfather was also said to be a very lucky gambler when he was young, rarely losing. After winning every game of chance he knew of, he made a bet with himself that if he ever lost one, he'd retire, open a store, and wear overalls for the rest of his life. (At the time the series takes place, he runs a card shop and overalls are his standard attire. One can only assume he eventually lost.)
) He still made occasional small wagers, like betting his old friend Arthur a chocolate shake that he could find all the cards for the ancient Dragon combo before Arthur could.
** One duelist who appeared in the second season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' (who called himself "Boy" in the original, and "Pierre" in the dub) seemed to be so good at gambling that he drew a royal straight flush while playing poker. (In actual poker, the odds against getting that hand are nearly astronomical.) However, in Duel Monsters, he wasn't very lucky at all, needing a card that gave him a two chances at a coin toss in order to use any card that depended on chance.
chance; when he tried to use his Fairy Box Trap without said card, he blew it.
** Charlie [=McCoy=] in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' was a duelist with cards that relied heavily on chance, chance (most of them with a one-in-six chance of success), but had a rather unfair advatage: a Number card that gave him supernatural luck. He lost after Yuma discovered the clause that broke the spell it bestowed on him.
10th Nov '16 12:01:41 PM eroock
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-->--'''Mr. Burt''', ''Series/TheXFiles'' ("Improbable")

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-->--'''Mr.-->-- '''Mr. Burt''', ''Series/TheXFiles'' ("Improbable")
2nd Nov '16 10:56:44 AM WillKeaton
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* On ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', the Royal Flush gang were a villainous team example. A different version was featured in a ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', the Royal Flush gang were a villainous team example.example who modeled themselves off of playing cards. A different version was featured in a ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode.
2nd Nov '16 10:54:27 AM WillKeaton
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** Just to drive the Gambler point home, he has a move called Ace that could either do very little damage and expose him terribly to his enemies, or done right, end with [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=O4HQnR5IRg8 these]].

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** Just to drive the Gambler point home, he has a move called Ace that could either do very little damage and expose him terribly to his enemies, or done right, end with [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=O4HQnR5IRg8 these]].these.]]
2nd Nov '16 10:53:03 AM WillKeaton
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** She's joined by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambling_in_Macau Macau]], HongKong, and maybe Taiwan. China catches them making bets about... him. HilarityEnsues.

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** She's joined by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambling_in_Macau Macau]], Macau,]] HongKong, and maybe Taiwan. China catches them making bets about... him. HilarityEnsues.
2nd Oct '16 6:57:55 PM nombretomado
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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''.

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** Haken Browning from SpinOff ''EndlessFrontier'' ''VideoGame/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''.
13th Aug '16 12:03:42 PM nombretomado
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* Allen Walker from ''DGrayMan''.

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* Allen Walker from ''DGrayMan''.''Manga/DGrayMan''.
7th Aug '16 5:54:42 PM nombretomado
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* TheDCU's Gambler is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] villain and MasterOfDisguise who gets by mostly on luck. His grandfather was a riverboat gambler and bandit, and the primary inspiration for his villainous turn. He committed suicide after losing at a rigged casino. His grandchildren, the second Gambler and Hazard, follow much the same gimmick, though Hazard has luck ''powers''.
** Also from TheDCU is Double Down, a hard luck professional gambler who was cursed. Now he can turn his skin into [[DeathDealer razor sharp, magic playing cards]], and speaks in gambling metaphors and puns.

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* TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU:
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Gambler is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] villain and MasterOfDisguise who gets by mostly on luck. His grandfather was a riverboat gambler and bandit, and the primary inspiration for his villainous turn. He committed suicide after losing at a rigged casino. His grandchildren, the second Gambler and Hazard, follow much the same gimmick, though Hazard has luck ''powers''.
** Also from TheDCU is Double Down, a hard luck professional gambler who was cursed. Now he can turn his skin into [[DeathDealer razor sharp, magic playing cards]], and speaks in gambling metaphors and puns.



* [[MarvelComics Marvel]] villain Chance is a mercenary who doesn't charge for his services-rather, he bets his fee against the odds of his success. If he fails in his mission, he pays his employer rather than the other way around.
* In 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.)

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* [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] villain Chance is a mercenary who doesn't charge for his services-rather, he bets his fee against the odds of his success. If he fails in his mission, he pays his employer rather than the other way around.
* In UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} [[TheDCU DC Universe]], Franchise/DCUniverse, 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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