Created By: MoPete on February 12, 2013 Last Edited By: MoPete on February 13, 2013
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Tarot-no

Doom is in the cards.

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Similar to the Horrorscope and the Misfortune Cookie, Tarot-no (pronounced Tare-Oh-No) occurs when someone's tarot card reading proclaims that they're doomed.

More often than not, Tarot-no readings will involves the ever-dreaded Death Card.


Examples Include

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
  • In The Vision of Escaflowne, Millerna asks Hitomi (who is known for her clairvoyant talents) to ask Tarot about her impending marriage to Drydan. Hitomi reads the cards and discovers that the wedding will turn into a disaster, but since she is Millerna's Unknown Rival for Allen's affections (and hence wants Millerna safely married off), she attempts to cheat fate and replace the card with one promising happiness before Millerna can see them. It doesn't really work out and the wedding is crashed by half of Zaibach's army.

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  • In Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones, one story involves a farmer getting a Tarot reading saying his favorite horse will cause him to die. He gives away the horse, who later dies. When the farmer goes to pay his last respects to his favorite horse, a snake living in its skull bites him and kills him.
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  • February 12, 2013
    Koveras
    • In The Vision Of Escaflowne, Millerna asks Hitomi (who is known for her clairvoyant talents) to ask Tarot about her impending marriage to Dryden. Hitomi reads the cards and discovers that the wedding will turn into a disaster, but since she is Millerna's Unknown Rival for Allen's affections (and hence wants Millerna safely married off), she attempts to cheat fate and replace the card with one promising happiness before Millerna can see them. It doesn't really work out and the wedding is crashed by half of Zaibach's army.
  • February 13, 2013
    Arivne
    This service is often performed by a Romani (Gypsy) Fortune Teller. You may find more examples on those pages.

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    • Call Of Cthulhu supplement The Fungi from Yuggoth, adventure "Castle Dark". A Gypsy Fortune Teller attempts a reading for the PCs using Tarot cards, but it foretells only death and disaster for them.
  • February 13, 2013
    Koveras
    The title sounds meaningless if you are not familiar with the intended pronunciation of "Tarot".
  • February 13, 2013
    Larkmarn
    This is Tarot Troubles.
  • February 13, 2013
    Stratadrake
    ^^ I do know how it's pronounced and I still don't get the title.
  • February 13, 2013
    troacctid
    Tarot Troubles does seem to cover this well enough already.
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