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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, TheFreakshow, 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. They are very often refered as "[[MadameFortune Madame]] ''X''".

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}}.



[[folder:Anime & 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.
* ''Manga/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. ''[[Anime/NegimaSecondSeason Negima Neo]]'' (the alternate manga) says she's bullseye accurate.
* Kana Altair from ''Manga/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 ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' to further the plot of a gag episode where Chrono gets a fever...[[spoiler:and to foreshadow the anime's DownerEnding]].
* ''Manga/{{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 ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''-based anime ''Anime/PersonaTrinitySoul'', 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, a recurring character in the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' games.
* 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...
* ''Manga/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.
* Rigen of ''Mikado no Shihō'' works as this, even though his predictions are often horribly incorrect.
* ''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.
* [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Mars/Rei Hino]]'s [[ThePsychoRangers counterpart]] in the second arc of the manga, Koan, impersonates one of this for a school festival, reading only horrible, doomed futures, contrasting with a similar stand run by Rei, a girl with actual [[{{Seers}} future seeing abilities]]. In the last season of the anime Rei herself pretends to be one for another festival, but in a more positive fashion since she offered more of moral support and helpful advices rather than inventing stuff.
* One of the early stories in ''Manga/YuGiOh'' had a student claim he could see the future (by way of pre-written fortunes hidden under his cloak). Whe ndefeated, we see the kind of prediction he gave out, such as "There will be an earthquake". In Japan.
* Mohammed Avdol of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' worked as one in his hometown of Cairo before the events of Part 3 began. He doesn't do much in the series itself, but it helps set up its use of TarotMotifs.
* Mother of Mifune from ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai: Mirai Fukuin'' is famous across the city for predicting the future with extreme accuracy, including foreseeing the death of SHIKI, Shiki's male personality, in the flashbacks. She actually ''is'' a psychic, possessing one of the setting's recognized precognitive abilities, although she seems to lose most of it with age.

[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* 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?)

[[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]].
* Charity, the HorrorHost of Creator/DCComics' ''Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion'', who later became Mason O'Dare's girlfriend in ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}''.
* The title character of ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'' goes to see Kmeer the psychic in the story "The Magic Calendar". She is drawn to look like a stereotypical Romani traveller, complete with caravan and anachronistic horn-rimmed glasses to emphasise her ability to see into the future. She anticipates everything Iznogoud says before he says it (to his ever-growing frustration), and when she agrees to sell him the title artifact (which allows the user to travel forward and backward through time by tearing off and gluing on pages), she gives him three dirhems in change, telling him their haggling session will result in their agreeing on a price of 500,397 dirhems, and he will hand over 500,400 dirhems. Iznogoud decides not to argue and simply hands over the money.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Madame Zoo Doo in ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}'' reads a crystal ball and other divining tools for the other Treetops residents, all of them birds like herself.
%%* [[http://s1.subirimagenes.com/otros/464978qu-mala-es-la-gente.jpg This Strip]] from Creator/{{Quino}}.
* The ''Bramhall's World'' political cartoon for November 13, 2016 featured a Democrat donkey seeing a fortune teller about his future following the surprise victory of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump in that year's Presidential election.
-->'''Fortune Teller:''' Win back the common man, or you don't have one.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' goes with the theory that Professor Trelawney is a much more gifted seer than she or anyone else realises - not only is her Second Prophecy completely accurate, her Tarot Reading in chapter 66 has similarly come to pass. Her main problem, as Draco observes, is that she not only tries to force her gift, but pickle it. While some of the cards and their interpretations could simply be smart cold reading, some of them are disquietingly accurate, greatly disturbing Harry.
* 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 working for the circus Harry ran away to join tells a newly-escaped Sirius that according to last week's tarot reading "the rat you need is living with the ginger clan."
* The vocaloid fanfic ''Fanfic/RottingCamellias'' features Mew as one of these, and she appears to know more about the past and the future than any of the other characters. However, her proclamations are of limited help, because her brain is constantly untethered from the present, making it hard for her to focus long enough to give information to anyone.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated Disney version]] of ''Disney/RobinHood'', Robin masquerades as a Gypsy fortuneteller (complete with Crystal Ball) to trick Prince John.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'': Brodie and T.S. visit a topless fortune teller in a flea market after being banned from the regular mall. T.S. (who went in skeptical of the entire thing) plays the scene totally straight, accepting her wise counsel. Brodie (who dragged his friend in so he could ogle the ''topless'' psychic) can't take his eyes off of her superfluous third nipple which freaks him out.
* 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 ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', 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.
* Ray Milland has his palm read by a fortune teller in ''Film/MinistryOfFear''. It turns out she isn't really a fortune teller, but a Nazi spy, and after he accidentally says the TrustPassword she gives him the countersign that leads to him accidentally picking up the MacGuffin.
* 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 ''Film/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]].
* ''Film/ScannerCop'': The primary bad guy's [[TheDragon Dragon]] and fanatical supporter Zena is a mystic who can tell people's futures with tarot cards.
* In ''Film/BeforeSunrise'', Jesse and Celine are approached by a very stereotypical fortune teller, and while Celine finds it charming, Jesse explains in detail why he thinks it's a load of crap.
-->'''Jesse:''' Just once, I'd love to see some little old lady save up all her money, you know, to go to the fortune teller, she gets there all excited about hearing her future, and the woman would say "Uh-huh... Tomorrow and all your remaining days will be exactly like today."
* The opening of ''Film/TheSaddestMusicInTheWorld'' has a fortune teller warn Chester about his moral conduct and how it may become his downfall. He shrugs it off but in the end the prediction comes true.
* ''Film/KullTheConqueror'': Zareta is a diviner who used tarot-like cards to predict Kull's future.
* In ''Film/{{Napoleon}}'', Joséphine de Beauharnais visits the famous clairvoyant Mlle. Lenormant, who foretells that she will be Queen one day.

* ''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. It's also hinted throughout that a lot of her lesser prophecies are, when stripped of their theatricality, actually quite accurate, suggesting that she really does have a gift, she just has a tendency to try and force it (or, in later books, pickle it). In the films she's more of a GranolaGirl or TheDitz.
* Madame Dorothea from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', supposedly; she decorates her apartment with several generic fortune teller themes as a cover-up for her customers.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Mrs. Gogol from ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' is very New Orleans-ish voodoo lady who tells the future in bowls of gumbo, though the narration indicates that this is mostly just a cover for having seen it in something else.
** 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 precognition 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 ''Literature/{{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 ''Literature/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 ''Literature/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."''
* ''Literature/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.
* Rhonda, a UsefulNotes/TarotCards reader at Court in ''Literature/VampireAcademy''. Predicts the future in somewhat vague terms.
* ''Literature/MasqueradeOfTheRedDeath'': Madame Zorza is a Gangrel mystic and seeress, who gives Alicia some cryptic clues as to the Red Death's plot.
* ''Liquidate Paris'', by Creator/SvenHassel. Porta reads the palm of a [[LesCollaborateurs Vlassov Cossack]] and foretells he'll spend the rest of his life freezing in a labor camp in Siberia. Which, as Porta points out, [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves any fool could have predicted]].
* Madame Akkikuyu from the ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, although she is a phony who possesses no real magical powers.
* Courtney Milan's ''Proof By Seduction'' features one as the heroine, in a BelligerentSexualTension rivalry with a scientist who wishes to disprove her supposed "gifts." (She's using her perceptiveness about people, rather than any real supernatural gift, and is portrayed sympathetically even though she later [[spoiler: decides to give up her fortune-telling, feeling that she is taking advantage of emotionally vulnerable clients]]).

[[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]].
* A ''[[Series/TheKidsInTheHall Kids in the Hall]]'' sketch involved a fortune teller exploiting the belief of his clients (almost all of whom were elderly, female, and from the Old Country) to serve as free workers in his delivery company by claiming the packages--which fell onto his table from above--were signs from the heavens and that by delivering them, his clients could accumulate "positive energy" for their loved ones.
* In a flashback scene in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', we see a teenage Cercei Lannister going to visit Maggie the Frog, who tells her fortune and uses blood magic. What she says makes no sense at the time, but in hindsight, most of it has come true by the story's "present".
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "Blood and Circuses", the circus's fortune teller Lady Minerva delivers a series of cryptic clues via tarot cards. Crabtree is a believer, but Murdoch is more skeptical.

* The Perry Como rendition of "St. Louis Blues" mentions a fortune teller.
-->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!"
* Patti Page's "Come What May":
-->A gypsy with a crystal ball to gaze in\\
Can look into the future, so they say
* Music/BlueOysterCult's ''Shooting Shark'', which begins with a visit to an occultist/card reader.
-->"I can see you do need help, my friend!"
--> I whispered - "Obviously!"

* ''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.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''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 [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsy]] Fortune Teller 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.
* ''It Came from the Late, Late Show''. The Gypsy fortune teller Extra is knowledgeable about supernatural Monsters and can read palms to see danger in a client's future.
* ''TabletopGame/DCHeroes'' adventure ''When a Stranger Calls''. While in Romania the {{PC}}s will meet an old Gypsy fortune teller named Madame Sosostris who will offer to read their fortunes. If they agree, she will give them information about the object of their search and clues about an upcoming encounter.
* ''[[TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness Midnight Circus]]'' naturally features fortune tellers among the circus folk; more specifically, the Midnight Circus has a whole ''trio'' of them in the form of the Scribunda Sisters. [[TheHecateSisters Aurora, Merida and Fata]] all offer various services to clients, including dowsing, augury, premonition, divination, and even the occasional vision quest; they've even got a set of [[ThemedTarotDeck Midnight Circus-themed]] [[TarotMotifs tarot cards]]. Out of all the circus folk, [[TokenGoodTeammate they're among the least malevolent]], being among the few surviving worshipers of Cara to remain within the carnival; they're even capable of healing [[MoreThanMindControl Barbs]], which can come in handing if the player's given into the Circus's corrupting influence.

* Creator/DavidMamet opens his play ''Theatre/{{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}}''.

* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has a G1 pony known as "Gypsy". She has tambourines on her flank. In [[ComicBook/MyLittlePony the British comics]] she lives deep in the forest, can tell fortunes, and can see into both the past and the future. She also has a talent for music. Gypsy is a trusted subject to Majesty (who is essentially the queen and is also magically gifted).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Fortune Teller from ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}}'', who will give Adrienne a different fortune each day.
* 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'' is a fortune telling panther. Her speak is highly obscure and the meaning of her prediction can be quite mysterious.
* Featured in the intro and as a minor character in ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos''.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series traditionally uses an interview with a gypsy fortune teller for stealthy [[AnAdventurerIsYou character creation]]. In the NES version of ''Ultima IV'', recurring character Hawkwind takes over the job.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf...'' uses a character generating device that has shades of traditional fortune-telling.
** ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
*** ''VideoGame/Persona2'' has an Egyptian-themed Fortune Teller that can have "Dragon Fortunes" that gives you random battle variables (more gold dropped, rate increases, etc.), 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]].
*** At the start of ''VideoGame/Persona4'', Igor uses Tarot cards to predict your destiny. Later in the game, it's implied that his assistant Margaret was the one who set up the fortune-teller booth at the school festival (which is pretty much confirmed in ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'').
*** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', Chihaya Mifune is a fortune teller specializing in Tarot cards whose predictions are rumored to be infallible. While her fortunes ''are'' genuine, they can also be changed with enough effort, and your Confidant with her is centered around her finding the courage to ScrewDestiny. Depending on what rank her Confidant is, using Chihaya's services will grant you perks ranging from increased social stat growth rates to deepening your bond with your Confidants. To top it off, her Confidant Arcana is even Fortune!
* 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}}''.
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' had one, named Madame Clairvoya. 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.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' gives us Madame Fawn, a recluse fortune teller living in a cabi in Agata Forest. She can give hint to Amaterasu about her next tasks.
* 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. ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' introduces her student and the local MagicalGirlWarrior Menat, who also fights with a CrystalBall in addition to psychic powers.
* The gypsy fortune teller from ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV''.
* The one Graham visits in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'' 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 [[{{Myth/Merlin}} Myrddin]] at the fair in ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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 almost 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.]]
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** Hannah from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Blade]]'' 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 and despite being kinda CaptainObvious, he's quite less annoying at this.
** Sumia from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' makes fortunes using flower and says that she wishes to use griffon and pegasi feathers for it. In some of her endings she becomes famous for her fortune telling.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has fortune-telling as [[DarkMagicalGirl Nyx]]'s usual daytime job, but she's rarely if ever seen doing actual fortunes since the war breaks in and she either runs away (''Birthright'') or has to join the crew (''Conquest'' and ''Revelations'').
* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' has the fortune teller machine [[http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/Epstein_the_Swami Epstein the Swami]]. It usually tells you something unpleasant.
* The third installment of ''[[VideoGame/TheRoomMobileGame The Room]]'' has a mechanical fortune teller named Maggie that's actually powered by [[spoiler:her actual soul, who was imprisoned by [[BigBad the Craftsman]] after she disobeyed him.]] She's [[AndIMustScream aware enough to know what's happening around her]], and even leaves a [[CouldntFindAPen cryptic warning on the glass]] at one point. But she can't help you beyond that unless you solve the extra puzzles in Grey Holm before the ending.
* Jake Quinlan visits a fortune teller's booth near the end of ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' inside a virtual simulation of Victorian Whitechapel, to activate the weapon he can use against the Ripper there.
* 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]].
* A mechanical fortune teller named Morgan plays this straight in ''VideoGame/TheLabyrinthOfTime''. He is your main source of clues in the game, but costs a quarter per hint. [[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere And his booth is tucked away inside the mirror maze]], which can be fairly hard to reach at times.
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'': It's mentioned in chapter 14 that Viridi reads fortunes.
* The Chao fortune teller in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' gives your Chao a randomly-generated name.
* We learn that Winston Zeddemore was a fortune teller on Coney Island before becoming a Ghostbuster in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''.
-->'''Peter:''' Did you wear a turban?\\
'''Winston:''' No, man! It was a red velvet cape with moons. It was ''plush''!
* In ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker 2'', one shows up once in a while. And an avaliable ending features the daughter of the game [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-xyfSsixsA becoming a teller too.]]
* ''VideoGame/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'' has one of these popping out sometimes when the players send the PlayerCharacter shopping or to the city's downtown. She has a CrystalBall, hides her face under a hoodie, and if paid she'll give cryptic advice about the girls. [[spoiler:In Anze's ending, however, she's hinted to be [[GodWasMyCopilot actually a goddess, an angel or a minor deity]] -- probably the one who sent Anze to Earth as a cat for losing her wings.]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'' for the [=PS2=] features a disturbing example dubbed [[https://youtu.be/Hzq2ik0HWP8?t=753 "Pumpkin Panty Fortunetelling"]] that she performs for the protagonist after you rebuild her home and place of business. The fortune-telling is done by a mildly rotund middle-aged lady wearing an open dress who proceeds to leap up high in the air and drop down on top of the protagonist's head, trapping it within her dress. Squick aside, it is 100% accurate for all predictions (and necessary to proceed with the game) and she provides the service to the protagonist free of charge.
* ''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 ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' there is a fortune teller in Triet. The first time you visit her, she gives directions that help advance the plot. Subsequent visits are an optional thing to check on the game's RelationshipValues.
* Lailah in ''VideoGames/TalesOfZestiria'' acts like this at times, mostly in victory quotes and in a particularly [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] skit.
* ''VideoGame/TheMaidOfFairewellHeights'': Jinn uses his CrystalBall to serve as one in the Bonus Room. He gives fortunes that are randomly Normal, Great, Excellent, or Unfortunate Things, and precedes the announcement of the fortune type with:
--> According to my CRYSTAL ball...
* The Dealer in the tarot-themed game ''VideoGame/HandOfFate'' is, naturally enough, one of these.
* There's one living in Whiterun in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''; however, the Dragonborn can only make use of her skills one time, and only if they do the Thieves' Guild questline.
* The second ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' game has Lucia, a career fortune teller of Italian origin who joins the party. One of her unique abilities is to use tarot cards in a high-risk/high-output random draw that influence the entire battle.
* ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'' has the Bard/Minstrel/Maestro and Dancer/Gypsy/Wanderer classes that both technically are capable of telling fortunes. They share a move called Tarot Card of Fate as a method of inflicting status effects and conditions on targets.
* She's not a fortune teller per se, but Linde from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' acts as one for Class VII, Sara, and Towa. She carries parchments where a person and Rean draw out their fortunes and read them. It ends up {{Foreshadowing}} events that happen in ''Cold Steel II and III''.
* Madame Bwahstrella is a mechanical fortune-teller Rabbids in ''VideoGame/MarioPlusRabbidsKingdomBattle''.
* The ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' Gazette features the predictions of the city's most greatest chiropteromancer Madame Shoshana. She can be encountered in Mrs. Plenty's carnival as well, and apparently owns a CrystalBall.

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* The one in ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' also happens to be a HeroicAlbino (sort of), and a rather straightforward talker as well.

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* 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]].
* 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 ''Webcomic/{{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://thewretchedoneswebcomic.com/ The Wretched Ones]]'', Jackson Adler has a reputation for telling peoples fortunes while drunk and claiming no responsibility while sober.
* ''Webcomic/BiterComics'': A local psychic is killed and the cops working the case ponder how she didn't see this coming. She ultimately [[http://www.bitercomics.com/comic/prophetic/ gets the last laugh]].

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* The side character codenamed Gypsy at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the ''Literature/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.
* ''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, ''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 [[EveryoneHatesMimes 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 [[SelfFulfillingProphecy Self-Fulfilling Prophecies]]. 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.
* The ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' 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.
* Masikura the chameleon in ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' serves this purpose to the eponymous King Julien.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Pinkie Pie sometimes does a fortune teller act, complete with turban and crystal ball. The joke of it is that Pinkie is a ''genuine'' -- and fairly powerful -- precognitive.
* A fortune teller never actually shows up in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', but it's frequently referenced with the RunningGag of characters saying "Just like the old gypsy woman said!" after certain events.