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One of the most direct names a Fortune Teller can possibly come up with.

You shall know me as Madame Fate. I have foreseen your arrival within the all-seeing ball...
Madame Fate, Mystery Case Files

For some obscure reasons, many Fortune Tellers and assorted psychics are referred as "Madame [surname]" (sometimes without the "e"). The surname can be anything from the clairvoyant's first name, last name, or basically everything else. It seems to quite effectively add a mystique and foreign flair to any kind of name.

These are not to be confused with other madams, as the latters are women who run much... bawdier places. "Madame" is also a French honorary term to refer to women, similarly to the English "Mrs.". It might be encountered in English used this way, but it is not that common.


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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Madame Xanadu, from the eponymous comic book series, one of The DCU's more prominent mystics. She has Psychic Powers, often uses tarot cards, and is associated with the occult.
  • Madame Yamilah, from Tintin: The Seven Crystal Balls. She is a minor Middle-Eastern or possibly Indian character who appears in the cabaret sequence and correctly predicts that Mrs. Claremont's husband got cursed with one of the crystal balls. The horror of her vision causes her to faint.
  • Madame Margay, from the story "Fortunes" in the anthology comic Batman: Black and White. She is a Phony Psychic who uses all the props — head scarf, tarot cards, crystal ball, etc.
  • Madame Rotunda, in the short lived comic Sultry Teenage Super Foxes. She gets possessed by some kind of space ghost vampire.

    Comic Strips 
  • Madame Zoodoo, in Shoe, complete with head scarf, gaudy jewelry, gazing ball and dimly lit tent. Although she advertises herself as a mystic, she's much more of a Deadpan Snarker.

  • Madame Suzette, from Now You See It..., is the psychic Max invites to judge whether or not Danny has real powers. She is not only named the part- she's also covered in scarves and beads, and seems to know a lot about supernatural abilities.
  • Madame Morovia, the gypsy fortune teller in Transylvania 6-5000 who keeps delivering Jack and Gil totally unhelpful messages about subjects they're not interested in before falling asleep.


    Live-Action TV 
  • Madame Lulu, the fortune teller at the Caligari Carnival in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • That's So Raven: One episode, Psychics Wanted, has Raven join a Phony Psychic show called Psychic Sidekicks. The main fortune teller of the show goes by Madame Cassandra, and when Raven gets the job, she goes by Madame Tallulah.
  • Dragnet had a phony fortune teller who was running scams as Madame Zora and Madame Zelda among other names.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Madame Zostra, in Betrayal at House on the Hill. A gypsy fortune teller, she is one of the playable characters.
  • Madam Rose, in some versions of Cluedo. She is a fraudulent medium represented by the color pink. A later release renamed her "Madame Mystique" and changed her color to orange.
  • Madam Wang, in Mysterium. A Chinese clairvoyant woman using a mysterious book to read fortunes, she is one of the mediums investigating the murder of the ghost haunting Warwick Manor.
  • Madam Eva in Curse of Strahd is the leader of the Vistani, a group of gypsy-alike travelers. She's a powerful clairvoyant whose main narrative purpose is to use those powers to tell the party where to find the Plot Coupons.

  • In Boston Marriage, Anna's plan to resolve her and Claire's difficulty involves posing as a psychic medium named Madame de Something-or-other. (She presumably gets an actual surname by the time the plan is put into action, but it's not revealed to the audience.)

    Theme Parks 
  • Madame Leota, from The Haunted Mansion. Despite falling into many of the trappings of the cliche Gypsy fortune teller, she is a psychic of the medium sort, who never foretells anything. Early production material also featured a mortal psychic called Madame Z, but she was scrapped in favour of Leota early on.

    Video Games 
  • Madame Toussaud, in Arcanum. She is a fortune teller who will place a Gypsy Curse on you if you hurt her, but reward you with either information or a blessing if you complete a quest in her favor.
  • Madame Grunty, in Banjo-Tooie. In the Witchyworld level, this Fortune Teller alternates between giving Banjo and Kazooie free items and beatings. It is highly possible that Madame Grunty is an alter-ego of Grunthilda the Witch, as they share similar voices, avatars and names.
  • Madam Irma, in Darkstone. She is implied to be a medium since she has a crystal ball on her table, but she never actually tells any fortunes as far as the player character can see.
  • Madame Shoshana, in Fallen London. London's most greatest chiropteromancer, she reads fortunes in Mrs. Plenty's Carnival. She also writes prediction in the Gazette.
  • Madame Mushka from King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! is a gypsy fortune teller who only appears briefly, but is important to completing the game as she reveals to Graham what Mordack is plotting before giving him a magic charm to help him on his quest. Of course, the player needs to find a way to pay for the meeting, since as the game repeatedly exposits, "It costs one gold coin to see Madame Mushka."
  • Madame Fanadi, in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. She runs a fortune telling parlor in Hyrule Castle Town, and gives hints to Link about his next endeavors by asking her about his career and the location of Pieces of Hearts when asking her about love. She uses a Crystal Ball.
  • Mystery Case Files series:
    • Madam Fleiss, in Prime Suspects. She is a fraudulent clairvoyant who is among the suspects of the Queen's Hope Diamond heist. Her parlor is among the locations the Master Detective can search for hints throughout the game, and it is as cliché as one could expect.
    • Madam Zoltak, a very minor animatronic that appears on a door puzzle in Ravenhearst.
    • Madame Fate is one of the series' most important characters. She made her debut in Madame Fate, where she foresees her own demise with her Crystal Ball and asks the Master Detective to find the culprit before the crime occurs. She has been referenced in almost every subsequent game, and very prominently in Fate's Carnival.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
  • Madame Fawn, in Ōkami. She lives in Agata Forest and can predict Amaterasu's future tasks and give her hints about what to do next.
  • Madame Kassandra, the mermaid fortune teller from Sponge Bob Squarepants The Cosmic Shake who guides SpongeBob though the game. However, she turns out to be the Big Bad, plotting to overthrown King Neptune by having SpongeBob collect Cosmic Jelly for her.
  • Madame Sosostris of The Waste Land makes an appearance in Curses.
  • Madame Xima, who is a card-using fortuneteller in The Curse of Monkey Island and not amused when Guybrush mispronounces her name as "X-ima" ("Eczema"). Guybrush can have his future told as a hint towards the rest of the game and later has to steal five of Xima's death cards.
  • Madame Lazul, a troll fortune teller in Hearthstone who joins a team of four other villains to cause havoc.
  • When Saki, in Rockett's Tricky Decision, runs a fortune-telling booth at her sister's Halloween party, she goes by the pseudonym Madame Murasaki. This is both a pun on her name and the name of the game studio (Purple Moon).

  • This panel from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has Madame Robelda, who looks like an average fortune teller in every way... but isn't: she is instead a signal teller, analyzing behaviors to discover their underlying motivations.

    Western Animation 

    Real Life 
  • Madame Soleil, a French astrologer who appeared on radio shows and TV for several decades. Possibly the Trope Codifier in the country.
  • Similarly, Madame Irma is a French expression for a stereotypical fortune teller.