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->'''Aunt Wu:''' Your future is full of struggle and anguish, most of it self-inflicted.\\
'''Sokka:''' But, you didn't read my palms or anything.\\
'''Aunt Wu:''' I don't need to. It's written all over your face.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheFortuneteller The Fortuneteller]]"
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The Fortune Teller is usually an old [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsy]] woman, though mechanical ones are not unknown. May reside at the local Creepy AmusementPark or CircusOfFear. Expect an Eastern European accent, [[TarotMotifs Tarot Cards]], a CrystalBall, and some sort of prophecy involving the words "I see..." They sometimes use the phrase "Cross my palm with silver" when they wish to be paid.

There are also fortune tellers who have [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] or [[TheBigEasy Cajun]] accents. Their tarot cards and fortunes will be powered by HollywoodVoodoo.

Compare the PhonyPsychic. See also {{Astrologer}}.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Uranai Baba in ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'', who also was Master Roshi's sister.
* Yuki Nagato in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' reuses an old witch costume and runs a fortune-telling booth for the culture festival. Considering she's a [[EmotionlessGirl drywall]] [[HumanAlien alien]] [[ArtificialHuman computer]], the fortunes all turn out to be completely exact foretellings of what the person will do that day and when. She actually tells the persons the events ''to the second'' they will happen.
* ''Anime/LuckyStar'''s final episode has Konata parody said Yuki scene. Cute.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Konoka Konoe is an odd example in that her fortune telling is used so rarely, we never see if she has an premonition or not (though she will make blatantly fake prophecies for laughs).
** There's Negi's UnluckyChildhoodFriend, Anya, who was tasked to be a fortune teller in London to complete her training. ''NegimaNeo'' (the alternate manga) says she's bullseye accurate.
* Kana Altair from SoulEaterNot, using tarot cards to predict the future and predict the compatibility between [[EquippableAlly weapons]] and meisters.
* A Fortune Teller serves in the anime of ''ChronoCrusade'' to further the plot of a gag episode where Chrono gets a fever...[[spoiler:and to foreshadow the anime's DownerEnding]].
* ''{{xxxHolic}}'' has a chapter where Yuuko demonstrates the difference between "popular" fortune telling and "real" fortune telling. The fake uses information sheets, leading questions, simple common sense, and has no sense of the supernatural (she didn't notice Mokona at all, or of Watanuki's real problems). The real fortune teller notices Mokona right off the bat, proving her supernatural sense, and only asks Watanuki his name for the sake of conversation easier before using a sand dish and her own sensing powers to pinpoint his problems exactly.
* In ''Anime/FushigiboshiNoFutagohime'', the princesses seek out a fortune-teller so that they can get a reading on the resident Bad Boy. Said fortune-teller milks it for all she can, despite not being a fraud.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Basil Hawkins, one of the more powerful Supernovae, uses cards to tell the future... or rather, probabilities. Bonus points for his Devil's Fruit giving him Voodoo-like powers.
** Shirley the mako shark mermaid from Fishman Island is a fortune teller who uses a crystal ball.
* At the start of the ''{{Persona 3}}'' anime, ''Trinity Soul'', the main character runs into a fortune teller who gives him a rather dire prediction. The fortune teller then lifts his head, causing his hood to fall back and showing the audience it's Igor.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Ryou Fujibayashi practices fortune telling (using playing cards) as a hobby. Most of the time, she's not too accurate, but she takes comfort from this, explaining that it would feel constricting if the future was set in stone. In the visual novel, she can get a deck of actual tarot cards, at which point she suddenly becomes more accurate...
* ''StrikeWitches'' has Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen who uses her magic in battle to predict enemy movements, but also uses Tarot cards. She keeps them in her pockets and tells people's fortunes.
* ''Literature/TheTatamiGalaxy'' has an old fortune teller who shows up in every episode to give the same speech for an increasing fee.
* In ''Anime/TamakoMarket'', [[spoiler:Choi]] works as this in her island with the aid of [[spoiler:Dela]]. She also does this in front of the market community in episode 7.
* An elderly fortune teller is featured in one episode of ''Anime/CinderellaMonogatari''. Cinderella finds out that he is actually an orphaned teenage boy named Yan who is disguising himself as an old man so he can retrieve items to sell for money.
* Sonica of ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' acts as an ordinary palm reader as a front. In reality, she's an invaluable interrogator for the underworld since she has the ability to read people's biological data and memories through physical contact, though the price for the information she gathers is very steep.
* ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'' has the main character work as a fortuneteller, alongside three others. They all use tarot, because tarot is kind of [[TarotMotifs the show's thing]].
* ''Anime/LupinIIIDragonOfDoom'' has Genzai disguised as one in an attempt to kill Goemon. He fails.
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[[folder:Audio Play]]
* At the end of ''AudioPlay/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus'', the entire story turns out to have just been a vision seen in a Gypsy Fortune Teller's CrystalBall. (Or was it?)
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/CortoMaltese's mother was one of these, and so is his friend and ally Golden Mouth.
* ComicBook/MadameXanadu
* In ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'', Anja visits a fortune teller, portrayed as a [[AnimalStereotypes gypsy moth]].
* [[http://s1.subirimagenes.com/otros/464978qu-mala-es-la-gente.jpg This Strip]] from ''{{Quino}}''.
* Charity, the HorrorHost of Creator/DCComics' ''Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion'', who later became Jack Knight's girlfriend in ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}''.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* Calvin's parents come across one of these while visiting a carnival in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', and she dispenses some eerie exposition.
* In the ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'' prequel ''Who Decides?'', Ryusei meets up with a fortune teller known as "Madame Pollux". [[spoiler: It's his dear friend Mei Shirakawa possessed by a Serpent.]] In ''Horseshoes and Hand Grenades'', Mei is dressed in this garb when she confronts Haruto and Yayoi. Interestingly enough, in ''[=SplitxEnd=]'', Yayoi is given an outfit like this but she doesn't get involved in any fortune telling herself. [[spoiler: Unless of course you consider her retrieving a tarot card as a personal weapon.]]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8243003/36/Gypsy-Caravan Gypsy Caravan]]'' a woman with the circus Harry ran away to join told a newly-escaped Sirius that according to last week's tarot reading "the rat you need is living with the ginger clan."
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[[folder:Film]]
* In the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated Disney version]] of ''Robin Hood'', Robin masquerades as a Gypsy fortuneteller (complete with Crystal Ball) to trick Prince John.
* ''Mallrats'': Brodie and T.S. visit a topless fortune teller in a flea market after being banned from the regular mall. T.S. plays the scene totally straight, accepting her wise counsel. Brodie can't take his eyes off of her superfluous third nipple.
* From both the theme park ride and the movie based on it, Disney's ''Film/TheHauntedMansion'' features Madam Leota, the disembodied head of a gypsy medium who helps connect the living with the dead. In the ride, her seance circle is what helps the mansion's ghosts "materialize". In the film, she not only provides the hero with vital clues, she serves as his much needed moral support.
* In ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest]]'', Tia Dalma is introduced as a sangoma of some renown, able to sense people's destinies and tell the future by casting crab claws.
* Death of a carnival fortune teller sets out the rampage in ''Film/TheFunhouse''.
* In ''Film/HerbieGoesToMonteCarlo'', Herbie rampages through a Gypsy camp. A Gypsy fortune teller tells a client horrified into paralysis, that "Darkness is about to fall on you." The next instant, Herbie hits the tent, collapsing it.
* The sister of the main character in the Shelley Long film ''Hello Again'' makes a living as a clairvoyant and owner of an occult shop.
* Pee-Wee Herman consults one in ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'', asking for her help in locating his lost bicycle. She steals his wallet and sends him on a wild goose chase to the Alamo.
* The five basketball players whose skill is stolen by the alien bugs in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Jam SpaceJam]]'' try a number of things to find out what happened, including consulting one of these. She has a stunningly accurate vision of Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny playing basketball against the aliens, but [[CassandraTruth the players don't believe her]].
* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'' gives us a Gypsy and [[ActionGirl ass-kicking]] fortune teller named Sim.
* ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''. Solitaire has the ability to see the future by reading tarot cards, [[VirginPower but only so long as she retains her virginity]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Madame Lulu in ''The Carnivorous Carnival''. Later on it turns out that she is a PhonyPsychic, and the book deconstructs both tropes.
* In the ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' stories, a race of humans are based on Gypsies and have the magic ability to tell fortunes. Only the women of that race tell fortunes.
* It's something of a RunningGag in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books that Sybil Trelawney models herself on this stereotype. Characters like Firenze tend to be very scornful of her "fortune telling" (with good reason, as out of thousands of her predictions, only two were true prophecies). Trelawney's abilities are - understandably - mocked for both her theatricality and her small number of prophecies made, she turns out to be TheCassandra and the prophecies she made came true. In the films she's more of a GranolaGirl or TheDitz.
* ''MortalInstruments'' had Madame Dorothea.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Mrs. Gogol from ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' is very New Orleans-ish voodoo lady who tells the future in bowls of gumbo.
** There's Mrs. Cake from ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', a strong-minded little old lady who doesn't dabble in the occult so much as "stamp into the occult and demand to see the manager". Most conversations with her are an exercise in frustration because she "forgets to turn her precog off", and answers questions before they're asked. She insists people ask them anyway, as it gives her a headache if they don't complete the mini time-loop.
* Brian Jacques's ''{{Redwall}}'' series uses this frequently. Examples include Nightshade from ''Outcast of Redwall'', Groddil from ''Lord Brocktree'', and Polleekin from ''Martin the Warrior''. One subversion of this is in ''The Long Patrol'', where Midge Manycoats poses as a fortune teller to gain access to the enemy camp.
* Shalice of ''Literature/ThePiloFamilyCircus'', who has a nasty habit of brainwashing her customers into altering the future for her own diabolical ends.
* In ''TheDivineComedy'', fortune tellers are shown to be among the worst sinners. They are sent to the eighth circle of {{Hell}}, which is for Frauds. As with the other sinners they are punished with [[IronicHell a form of irony]]. For the sin of trying to see the future they are forced to walk around with their heads on backwards, unable to see what is in front of them.
* Mother Tia, one of the New Mexican trailer park elders mentioned offhand in ''ThePaleKing''.
* Isobel in ''Literature/TheNightCircus''. Mostly she practices skill at cold reading, but she keeps a special deck of tarot cards (with one card missing) to do genuine readings of peoples' futures. [[spoiler:[[{{Foreshadowing}} The missing card is Temperance]], which she's using as part of a charm to protect the circus; she eventually destroys it because it doesn't seem to be doing anything. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero It quickly turns out that it was]].]]
* From ''Literature/TimeMachineSeries'': ''Sail with Pirates'' has an old black woman who is [[BlindSeer blind]], but oddly knowledgeable black woman who gives the protagonist cryptic hints (and is one of the few persons to know that he is a time traveller, or at least a traveller who tends to disappear mysteriously.)
* In ''Literature/JaneEyre'', a group of gypsies came near Thorfield, and the party of Mr Rochester guests wanted to see them. However, one old gypsy woman came to the mansion and offered to tell fortunes to unmarried ladies. [[spoiler:It's actually disguised Mr Rochester himself who likes playing with people and is not above manipulation. The ladies did not discover him, and he broke his character only in front of Jane.]]
* The trope is briefly mentioned in ''Literature/{{Emma}}''. Harriet Smith was scared by wandering gypsies and heroically saved by Frank Churchill. Emma sees the incident a beginning of their romance.
-->''"[Emma] could not but hope that the gipsy, though she had told no fortune, might be proved to have made Harriet's."''
* ''CharlieWilsonsWar''. Greek-American CIA agent Gust Avrakotos is freaked out when he stops at a random Mediterranean beach and meets a old Gypsy woman who tells him he's in danger (Gust was being targeted by a left-wing terrorist group at the time). The old woman makes him a good luck charm that the secretly superstitious Gust carries with him wherever he goes.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Drusilla shows a talent for reading Tarot in one episode.
* Subverted twice by ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
** The first two seasons featured Richard Malkin, ostensibly a PhonyPsychic, who may or may not have had a real psychic experience reading Claire.
** Season 3 had Hurley going to a more stereotypical Gypsy-like fortune teller, who read Tarot cards and did an elaborate curse-lifting ritual, but turned out to be a total fraud hired by Hurley's father.
* Subverted in ''Legend of the Seeker'' when Richard is warned of possible impending death by a crazy old crone... who turns out to be a very attractive woman in her late thirties. Apparently she just dons the "crone" look for prophesying.
* ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'' has Apollonia, a catatonic Gypsy fortune-teller who operates through her daughter, Sofie. Sofie reads the {{Tarot|Motifs}} and has occasional premonitions (sometimes prompted by her mother, as with the flashbacks to [[spoiler: Justin raping Apollonia to conceive Sofie]], sometimes [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone plot-related visions]] unique to her own [[DarkMessiah destiny]]).
* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', Phoebe once went to a gypsy fortune teller to find out why she has not been getting premonitions.
* In ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', each of the five magicians / Rangers had a magical speciality out of costume. This was Urara's, complete with crystal ball.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" abounds with various [[PsychicPowers real]] and [[PhonyPsychic phony psychics]]. Madame Zelda the palm reader is of this variant, complete with a fake Russian accent and a crystal ball.
* ''Series/AlloAllo'' has two male examples:
** A leader of the gypsies reads Madame Edith's palm and thinks she's the Gypsy Queen who was lost as a baby. However, her dreadful singing convinces him he was wrong.
** The resistance wants to organize a gypsy fair, but the gypsies refuse to come because a black cat predicted a bad omen. People from the café play the gypsies. René is the Great Gypsy an tells fortunes from a crystal bowl. Lieutenant Gruber who has a crush on him wants him to tell him his fortune.
* In ''Series/{{Psych}}'', Shawn meets another PhonyPsychic. She's a young woman, but uses Tarot Cards, a crystal ball, and [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign a made up Eastern European-sounding accent]].
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[[folder:Music]]
* The Perry Como rendition of "St. Louis Blues" mentioned a fortuneteller.
-->I went to the Gypsy, to get my fortune told,\\
Yes, I went to the Gypsy, to get my fortune told,\\
I asked the Gypsy, "What does the future hold?"\\
\\
Gypsy told me, "Don't you wear no black!"\\
Hmmm! The Gypsy told me, "Don't you wear no black!" (No black!)\\
"Go to St. Louis, and you can win her back!"
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone'' has the Camera.[[note]]From the episode "A Most Unusual Camera" in the original television series[[/note]] Making the shot yields a reward, along with a print of what the Camera will reward the next time it is hit.
* There's one in the Bazaar in ''VideoGame/JinniZeala,'' who gives out random rewards.
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[[folder:Tabletop RPG]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** In TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} setting, Madam Eva, a Vistani fortuneteller in module ''I6 Ravenloft''. Her "Fortunes of Ravenloft" card reading is an integral part of the adventure.
** Madame Fortuna (Ravenloft setting) is a good (or at least [[MamaBear protective of her own]]) Fortune Teller that travels with the Carnivale, sacrificing her [[KarmicTransformation eyes]] to be able to speak for her [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Skurra]] companions and offer her skills as a powerful fortune teller. (Normally the ''Skurra'' are mute thanks to the magical makeup they use to protect themselves from ''[[KarmicTransformation The Twisting]]'').
** The Vistani Fortune Teller later developed as a stock character of the setting.
** ''Dragon'' magazine #118 article "A Day at the Faire". One of the attractions at the fair is a Gypsy fortune teller who "...sells the secrets of the future that only she can see."
* In the "The Velvet Circle" adventure of the ''Second Stormbringer Companion'', the elderly fortuneteller Kakata has a horse drawn wagon and conducts a séance with startling results.
* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'':
** ''The Fungi from Yuggoth'', adventure "Castle Dark". The {{PC}}s can encounter a {{Gypsy}} FortuneTeller and her son. The woman attempts a reading using [[TarotMotifs Tarot cards]] but it foretells only death and disaster for the {{PC}}s.
** ''Masks of Nyarlathotep'' chapter 3 "Egypt". Angela Broadmoor is a medium with the ability to contact the spirits of the dead and use information from them to foretell future events.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' supplement ''C.L.O.W.N.''. Lisa (AKA the super villainess Random) joined a circus and befriended a Gypsy fortune teller who worked there. When the fortune teller died she bequeathed a book that gave the location of a pair of magical dice.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Creator/DavidMamet opens his play ''{{Edmond}}'' with one of these, whose prophecy starts the titular AntiHero on his journey.
* One figures very prominently in the second act of Thornton Wilder's ''Theatre/TheSkinOfOurTeeth''.
* Shakespeare uses the three witches to prophesy in ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Fortune Teller from ''ShadowOfDestiny''. Throughout the game, the player can visit her to learn the time he is going to die. She's pretty accurate.
* The mechanical teller at the carnival in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' is a pretty funny DeadpanSnarker.
* Merlon and his family from the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series.
* The second game of the Ravenhearst story arc from ''VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles'' is called ''Madame Fate'', in which the titular seer and carnival owner foretells her own murder.
* Some of the games in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series have one to [[NowWhereWasIGoingAgain remind you what you're supposed to be doing]].
* There's one in ''LegendOfMana''...a fruit lady, who wears fruit on her head, sits in a giant fruit, and tells the future by spinning around the fruit. So yeah.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
** Cait Sith presents himself as a fortune-telling machine (though in reality he's [[spoiler:a spy remotely controlled by a Shinra agent, though one who's eventually sympathetic to the heroes]].) He tells fortunes twice; the first time is when you initially encounter him, he spits out a few non-sequiter fortune cookie-esque "predictions" before coming up with a startlingly specific one. Later he provides another prediction in regards to Aeris and Cloud's romantic compatibility. His confirmation of them as the OneTruePairing (versus Cloud and Tifa) is less than cut and dry in its accuracy.
** There's the Fortune Teller booth in Wonder Square at the Gold Saucer (the same place you meet Cait Sith for the first time). For a small fee it will provide a vague fortune which can help remind the player what to do next to advance the main plot.
* There's a [[http://tinyurl.com/38qxg2 mechanical one of these]] in ''{{Phantasmagoria}}''.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'', there's one who reads fortunes based on a retina scan. Of course, after guessing a few too many things about the protagonist, his RobotBuddy points out that she was actually using the retina scan to browse the database for factual information about him.
* In ''Rockett's Tricky Decision'', Saki Kajiyama runs a fortune booth at Nakili's party, dressed up as the typical gypsy fortuneteller. Also in Purple Moon, there's frizzy-haired outcast Mavis, who proclaims her psychic powers (always right) and sometimes gives out mystical artifacts; although she herself doesn't fit the stereotype (psychic and cryptic, yes, but not a fortune-teller by trade), she describes her mother as "this beautiful gypsy (who) knew all about magic" and has a crystal ball that once belonged to her.
* Katrina from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''.
* Featured in the intro and as a minor character in ''BatenKaitos''.
* The ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series traditionally uses an interview with a gypsy fortune teller for stealthy [[AnAdventurerIsYou character creation]].
* ''ShinMegamiTenseiIf...'' uses a character generating device that has shades of traditional fortune-telling.
* ''{{Persona 2}}'' has an Egyptian-themed Fortune Teller that can have "Dragon Fortunes" that gives you random battle variables (More gold dropped, or encourage rate increases), and a Love Fortune that lets you answer questions for random bonuses with characters that can be hooked up with. It's outright stated that she used to be notorious for being very bad at it until [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the power of rumors changed it]]
** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'' Igor uses Tarot cards to predict your destiny at the start.
* The Voodoo Lady from ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland''. ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' features the more Gypsy-like Madame Xima.
* Madam Rose, a hack fortune teller, is sometimes an extra character in expanded computer versions of ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}''.
* ''Luigi's Mansion'' had one. WHO WAS A GHOST. Booohooo!
* The adventure game ''VideoGame/{{Darkstone}}'' features the gypsy townsperson Madame Irma, who is implied to be a fortune teller. She doesn't fill the function exactly, at least not for you; she will cure the player character(s) of poison or injury at no charge. For an appropriate fee, however, she will identify mysterious artifacts and jewelry recovered from the local dungeon, and remove any curses your character may have picked up.
* In ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', you can visit a fortune teller in Termina, who will have a unique fortune for [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters all forty-five of your possible party members]]... with the exception of Kid and Harle, who get the same reading.
* In ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', the Asian (aka the player avatar), and ideally a girl of your choice (or the one who has the highest Love Gauge with him if she invites him) will visit a fortune-teller during the Mid-Summer Festival. The old woman will tell them through her CrystalBall their destined person. It's an opportunity to check out who's the leading girl in affection of your roster, and if this girl is also the one you went to the festival with, you'll get a big boost in RelationshipValues with her. If you haven't met any girls, the crystal ball will break and the fortune-teller with ask for financial compensation (kinda moot as MoneyForNothing rules in this game).
* Rose from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', who is a powerful [[PsychicPowers psychic]] and the local LadyOfBlackMagic.
* The gypsy fortune teller from ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV''.
* And the one Graham visits in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'' that gives him an update on what Mordak is doing - including having the shrunken Alexander tied down and threatening to feed him to the cat.
* There's one named [[{{Merlin}} Myrddin]] at the fair in ''ConquestsOfTheLongbow''.
* Two versions turn up in ''The Lost Crown: A Ghosthunting Adventure'': Nanny Noah, a little old lady who reads Nigel's palm and tea leaves, and "Mystic Morgan", an innkeeper who's dressed up as a gypsy to offer crystal-ball predictions at the May Day Fayre.
* Meena from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'', who uses a deck of Tarot cards in battle. She is also TheMedic.
* The Matchmaker NPC from ''VideoGame/TheSims 2 Nightlife'' dresses like a gypsy, carries and obsessively polishes a crystal ball, and if paid will summon another sim for a blind date with yours-- the more you pay, the more likely the other sim will have compatible traits and interests.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has a fortune-teller in Varrock who greets your character with the "cross my palm with silver" line, whereupon your character confusedly points out that money is gold.
* The fortunetelling sisters in Harapa in ''GoldenSunDarkDawn''. The elder sees the immediate future by looking into a bowl of water, charges 5 coins per vision, and generally remains positive and helpful. The younger offers Matthew a free reading from her CrystalBall... [[FaintingSeer and immediately regrets it]].
* Seena from ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'' is a traveling fortune teller with a ChronicHeroSyndrome. Basically, she will make a fortune of alomst anything positive, and then drag her partner with her to achieve it. [[spoiler: Or just make it happens, as she's under a disguise of Erim the Sinistral of Death, she has a power to make whatever she has predicted becoming true.]]
* Hannah from ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem]]'' is a rather annoying (though, thankfully, optional) example, in that, at times, she gives you a reading that the player could have determined just by looking at the map. When Hannah gets PutOnABus, Nils takes her place due to his own PsychicPowers. Despite being kinda CaptainObvious, he's quite less annoying at this,
* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' has the fortune teller machine [[http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/Epstein_the_Swami Epstein the Swami]]
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Yarudora}} series vol.2: VisualNovel/KisetsuODakishimete'', the main protagonist is the writer of the fortune-telling column of the magazine he works part-time at. He basically has no fortune-telling knowledge and doesn't believe in it, so he writes whatever comes into his mind; yet, from various people's account, his tellings somehow are very accurate, making his column the most popular one of the magazine, to the point that when he writes one of them in a way to meet again Mayu (who strongly believes in this fortune-telling column, without knowing he's the one writing it), ''a ton'' of people searching for love are at the same shop he mentioned, at the same hour, and having ordered the same lucky meal! [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, it comes back to bite him in the ass ''big time'', when Tomoko, at the peak of her jealousy and distress, reveals to Mayu he's the one writing the column, during the confrontation sequence near the end of the game.]]
* Both ''VideoGame/FantasyQuest'' games include the Soothsayer, a gypsy fortune teller. She takes your gold and offers a lot of useless advice before finally helping you.
* Aki in ''VideoGame/GravityRush'', who can sometimes be found talking to her CreepyDoll Pandora, and usually gives out her cryptic, seemingly-useless fortunes at a hefty price. One DLC chapter has the "culprit" breaking Pandora, and she aids in their capture with even more seemingly-useless advice (with the cost going to said culprit).
* ''Franchise/DeadOrAlive'': Fortune telling is stated to be one of Kasumi's hobbies, though [[InformedAttribute we never actually see her do it in-game]].
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The one in ''BrokenSaints'' also happens to be a HeroicAlbino (sort of), and a rather straightforward talker as well.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Xia Xia from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' delivers an arabic rendition of this trope.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** Moxana. Predictably, she is a RobotGirl with a full blown SteamPunk [=AI=].
** Agatha poses as a fortune-teller at one point. What little we hear of it is [[NoodleImplements as confusing as it is amusing]].
* ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness'', episode one features a mechanical fortune teller that doesn't dispense fortunes so much as missions. They tend to be cryptic, and they greatly annoy Gabe, who finds them bizarre and ''stupid''. After finishing three of the fortune-missions, Gabe demands to put in the next token, gets a fortune, reads it, and then screams bloody murder before smashing the gypsy machine to mulch with his bare hands. And no, you never find out what it told him. Presumably it wasn't very nice.
* In ''Webcominc/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3109 Monique fantasizes about being a gypsy fortuneteller.]]
* In ''Webcomic/MonsieurCharlatan'', [[http://monsieur-charlatan.com/archive/page-22/ Isidore asks whether she's going to read his palm when she demands to see his hands.]]
* Sister Marie of ''{{Erfworld}}'', being a Predictamancer. She's got the "Cajun" accent to go with it.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Glorianna}}'', the oracle Valangia tells Glori that she has a twin somewhere out in the world, and that she needs to go find her. Glorianna doesn't really believe her, but is happy for an excuse to leave her crummy little village.
* In [[http://thewretchedones.smackjeeves.com/ The Wretched Ones]], Jackson Adler has a reputation for telling peoples fortunes while drunk and claiming no responsibility while sober.
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* The side character codenamed Gypsy at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse. Once she gets her confidence in a DealWithTheDevil she even dresses the part. She really is one of a long line of fortune tellers, complete with an ancestral Tarot deck which is magical and apparently alive. Her predictions turn out to be scarily accurate.
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* ''WebVideo/TheAutobiographyOfJaneEyre'': At the Thornfield party, Mr Rochester plays Pagliaccio, a fortune-telling clown. It's a reimagination of the scene from he book in which Mr Rochester dresses himself as an old gypsy woman and tells fortune to young ladies, disguised and recognized only by Jane. Here everybody knows it's him and he trolls his guests quite mercilessly. He predicts adultery and divorce for Ms. Eshton who looks horrified.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', the mechanical version is upgraded to a robotic version. One episode she appeared in is "The Honking" where she advises Bender on how to remove his curse of the were-car. She, however, appears to be more of a source of information than an actual seer. She once even says [[PhonyPsychic "What am I,]] ''[[PhonyPsychic psychic]]''?
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Garfield gets cursed by one of these so he becomes a monster under moonlight; he's later cured and he gets his revenge by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard using the gypsy's book against her]] and turning her into "the most horrible thing imaginable"... which turns out to be a [[AcceptableTargets mime]].
* The recurring character (and chihuahua) Shirley The Medium in ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''.
* The fortune teller Aunt Wu from the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheFortuneteller The Fortuneteller]]." Her prophecies are accurate, though mainly because most of them are {{self fulfilling prophec|y}}ies. That said, she has some truly accurate predictions regarding both the weather and the fate of certain characters.
* Cassandra, the gypsy moth in "Seer No Evil", ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. She flies around a light bulb to find out watts going to happen.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** A fortune teller at a Renaissance fair told Lisa her future in episode "Lisa's Wedding". She was quite young and good-looking and used a crystal bowl. She however says she likes predicting embarrassing future.
** One appears in a Treehouse of Horror segment. Homer accidentally trashes her room, and she puts a GypsyCurse on him and his family.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Where Are You'' episode "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts". The gang meets a [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsy]] fortune teller who gives them dire warnings. She turns out to be the episode's {{villain}} in disguise.
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