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* KarmicTwistEnding: [[spoiler: pIt seems like Hermann is doing well with his combination, as he wins everything when he first goes for three, and then the seven, just as the formula told to him by the countess suggested. When it comes for the final showdown, however, he expected to get an ace, in accordance with the formula, and so bet everything. Instead, he got the titular Queen of Spades, and goes completely broke]].

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* KarmicTwistEnding: [[spoiler: pIt It seems like Hermann is doing well with his combination, as he wins everything when he first goes for three, and then the seven, just as the formula told to him by the countess suggested. When it comes for the final showdown, however, he expected to get an ace, in accordance with the formula, and so bet everything. Instead, he got the titular Queen of Spades, and goes completely broke]].


* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: Countess *** suffers a heart attack when Herman points a gun to scare her.]]

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* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: Countess [[spoiler:Countess *** suffers a heart attack when Herman points a gun to scare her.]]



* KarmicTwistEnding: [[spoiler: It seems like Herman is doing well with his combination, as he wins everything when he first goes for three, and then the seven, just as the formula told to him by the countess suggested. When it comes for the final showdown, however, he expected to get an ace, in accordance with the formula, and so bet everything. Instead, he got the titular Queen of Spades, and goes completely broke.]]

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* GoldDigger: Hermann considers seducing the Countess to learn the three cards' secret. He only decides not to do it because it will take too long, and she is ''eighty-seven'' and might die at any moment, so he focuses on an easier target in Lizaveta.
* KarmicTwistEnding: [[spoiler: It pIt seems like Herman Hermann is doing well with his combination, as he wins everything when he first goes for three, and then the seven, just as the formula told to him by the countess suggested. When it comes for the final showdown, however, he expected to get an ace, in accordance with the formula, and so bet everything. Instead, he got the titular Queen of Spades, and goes completely broke.]]broke]].



* VillainProtagonist: Hermann deliberately tricks Lisaveta into falling in love with him and he never truly cares for her feelings. His only motive is to gain the mysterious magical combination of cards that always wins.

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* VillainProtagonist: Hermann deliberately tricks Lisaveta Lizaveta into falling in love with him and he never truly cares for her feelings. His only motive is to gain the mysterious magical combination of cards that always wins.


* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Herman]] loses all his money from the gambling and completely loses his mind as a result.

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* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Herman]] Hermann]] loses all his money from the gambling and completely loses his mind as a result.



* MadnessMantra: At the end,[[spoiler: Herman is driven into utter madness, and all he can mumble is "Three, seven, ace! Three, seven queen!"]]

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* MadnessMantra: At the end,[[spoiler: Herman Hermann is driven into utter madness, and all he can mumble is "Three, seven, ace! Three, seven queen!"]]



* SpellMyNameWithABlank: Old countess is only known as ***.
* VillainProtagonist: Herman deliberately tricks Lisaveta into falling in love with him and he never truly cares for her feelings. His only motive is to gain the mysterious magical combination of cards that always wins.

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* SpellMyNameWithABlank: Old The old countess is only known usually referred to as ***.
***. Only once does Tomsky mention her first name (Anna Fedotovna)
* VillainProtagonist: Herman Hermann deliberately tricks Lisaveta into falling in love with him and he never truly cares for her feelings. His only motive is to gain the mysterious magical combination of cards that always wins.


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* AdaptationalWealth: Liza is the Countess's penniless and insignificant distant relation who doesn't even get anything like pocket money. In [[Theatre/TheQueenOfSpades the opera]] by Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky, she is the Countess's granddaughter and heiress, engaged to marry a prince. It is extremely plot-relevant, since in the opera, Herman really does fall in love with her, and hadn't she been beyond his reach, there would have been no barrier to their relationship.

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* AdaptationalWealth: Liza is the Countess's penniless and insignificant distant relation who doesn't even get anything like pocket money. In [[Theatre/TheQueenOfSpades the opera]] by Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky, she is the Countess's granddaughter and heiress, engaged to marry a prince. It is extremely plot-relevant, since in the opera, Herman really does fall in love with her, and hadn't she been beyond his reach, there would have been no barrier to their relationship.


* KarmicTwistEnding: [[spoiler: It seems like Herman is doing well with his combination, as he wins everything when he first goes for three, and then the seven, just as the formula told to him by the countess suggested. When it comes for the final showdown, however, he expected to get an ace, in accordance with the formula, and so bet everything. Instead, he got the titular Queen of Spades, and goes completely broke. It's all-but-outright stated that

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* KarmicTwistEnding: [[spoiler: It seems like Herman is doing well with his combination, as he wins everything when he first goes for three, and then the seven, just as the formula told to him by the countess suggested. When it comes for the final showdown, however, he expected to get an ace, in accordance with the formula, and so bet everything. Instead, he got the titular Queen of Spades, and goes completely broke. It's all-but-outright stated that ]]


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A brilliant short-story about card-gambling setting by Russian poet and writer Creator/AlexanderPushkin.

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A brilliant short-story about card-gambling setting a card gambler, by the Russian poet and writer Creator/AlexanderPushkin.
Creator/AlexanderPushkin.





!! Tropes provided by ''The Queen of Spade'':
%%* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: Countess ***]]
* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Herman loses all his money in the gamble and completely loses his mind as a result.]]
%%* KarmicTwistEnding
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler: Herman is driven into utter madness, and all he can mumble is "Three, seven, ace! Three, seven queen!"]]

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!! Tropes provided by ''The Queen of Spade'':
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AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: Countess ***]]
* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler:
*** suffers a heart attack when Herman loses all his money in the gamble and completely loses his mind as points a result.gun to scare her.]]
%%* KarmicTwistEnding
* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Herman]] loses all his money from the gambling and completely loses his mind as a result.
* KarmicTwistEnding: [[spoiler: It seems like Herman is doing well with his combination, as he wins everything when he first goes for three, and then the seven, just as the formula told to him by the countess suggested. When it comes for the final showdown, however, he expected to get an ace, in accordance with the formula, and so bet everything. Instead, he got the titular Queen of Spades, and goes completely broke. It's all-but-outright stated that
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler: At the end,[[spoiler: Herman is driven into utter madness, and all he can mumble is "Three, seven, ace! Three, seven queen!"]]



* SpellMyNameWithABlank: Old countess is only knows as ***.

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* SpellMyNameWithABlank: Old countess is only knows known as ***.


%%* GermanRussians: Herman.


A brilliant short-story from a card gambling setting by Russian poet and writer Creator/AlexanderPushkin.

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A brilliant short-story from a card gambling about card-gambling setting by Russian poet and writer Creator/AlexanderPushkin.


%%* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Herman.]]

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%%* * DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Herman.Herman loses all his money in the gamble and completely loses his mind as a result.]]



* SpellMyNameWithABlank: Old countess *** in The Queen of Spades.
* VillainProtagonist: Herman deliberately tricks Lisaveta into falling in love with him and he never truly cared for her feelings.

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* SpellMyNameWithABlank: Old countess *** in The Queen of Spades.
is only knows as ***.
* VillainProtagonist: Herman deliberately tricks Lisaveta into falling in love with him and he never truly cared cares for her feelings.feelings. His only motive is to gain the mysterious magical combination of cards that always wins.


* TheMusical: There is an opera adaptation.


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* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: Countess ***]]
* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Herman.]]
* GermanRussians: Herman.
* KarmicTwistEnding

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* %%* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: Countess ***]]
* %%* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Herman.]]
* %%* GermanRussians: Herman.
* %%* KarmicTwistEnding


A brilliant short-story from a card gambling setting by Russian poet and writer AlexanderPushkin.

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A brilliant short-story from a card gambling setting by Russian poet and writer AlexanderPushkin.
Creator/AlexanderPushkin.

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