"I guess Lady Luck has got the hots for old Duke Devlin-- like everyone else."
There's just something about a gambling man. Maybe it's his carefree attitude
. Maybe it's his smooth talk and knack for reading people. Maybe it's that charming smile. Maybe it's the fat pile of cash/casino chips that he's raking in.
Whatever the reason, fictional gamblers have a tendency to be portrayed as The Charmer
and a highly successful ladies man. Depending on personality, he may be the The Casanova
, Handsome Lech
, or Chick Magnet
, but he will almost assuredly NOT be a Chaste Hero
. Will usually be a Loveable Rogue
Anime and Manga
- Duke Devlin of Yu-gi-oh (see page quote), inventor of Dungeon Dice Monsters and possessor of legions of fangirls--in-universe and out.
- Gambit, obviously.
- The DCU's Bat-Lash, who was inspired by Maverick (see Television example below)
- There's one Lucky Luke where a perpetually-unlucky guy is on the winning streak of his life, with all the saloon beauties hanging on his arm.
- Dale Rowan in the Beka Cooper series by Tamora Pierce. He manages to utterly charm the very prickly Beka, who previously resisted the Rogue's advances.
- Brett Maverick as played by James Garner in the 1950's series Maverick.
Commander Riker from Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Parodied in Ratchet & Clank 3, where Clank has the main role in a James Bondesque TV show called "Secret Agent Clank". The first scene we see of it is Clank in a tuxedo, playing in a casino while surrounded by a bunch of robotic babes. Not too surprising since he is the Chick Magnet of the series (despite being a 2 ft. tall robot...)