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29th Apr '17 7:05:35 AM Generality
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* Matrim Cauthon from the ''WheelOfTime'', a compulsive gambler famously known for his luck that when he becomes a general dice are on his standard.

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* Matrim Cauthon from the ''WheelOfTime'', a compulsive gambler so famously known for his luck [[BornLucky impossible luck]] that when he becomes a general dice are on his standard.
22nd Apr '17 2:16:18 PM nombretomado
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* Tai Ho, member of the 108 stars of destiny in the first two ''{{Suikoden}}'' games. An unapologetic DeadpanSnarker, you must prove your luck to him via gambling in order to advance the plot of at least one of the games, and in the second game you must beat him at gambling in order to recruit him.

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* Tai Ho, member of the 108 stars of destiny in the first two ''{{Suikoden}}'' [[VideoGame/SuikodenI first]] [[VideoGame/SuikodenII two]] ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' games. An unapologetic DeadpanSnarker, you must prove your luck to him via gambling in order to advance the plot of at least one of the games, and in the second game you must beat him at gambling in order to recruit him.
7th Apr '17 3:50:10 PM nombretomado
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The gambler follows a [[PlayingCardMotifs card]] (or 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.

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The gambler follows a [[PlayingCardMotifs card]] (or UsefulNotes/{{dice}}) theme, uses [[DeathDealer cards]], dice, darts, [[HeadsOrTails coins]] and gambling implements as [[WeaponOfChoice weapons]], and is very well-versed in blackjack, {{poker}}, TabletopGame/{{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.
3rd Apr '17 5:50:11 PM nombretomado
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* [[MonsterClown Hisoka]] in ''HunterXHunter'' is first seen using playing cards to [[AbsurdlySharpBlade cut people with]]. When he has to go all-out against stronger opponents later in the series, we see him fighting using sleight of hand to trick his opponents.

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* [[MonsterClown Hisoka]] in ''HunterXHunter'' ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' is first seen using playing cards to [[AbsurdlySharpBlade cut people with]]. When he has to go all-out against stronger opponents later in the series, we see him fighting using sleight of hand to trick his opponents.
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.]]
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