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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
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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 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.
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     Film 
  • 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.

     Literature 
  • Madame Zuleika, in Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly featuring Hercule Poirot. She is in fact an alias of Sally Legge. Poirot wasn't fooled for a second though, and he recognized Mrs. Legge immediately.
  • Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante in The Waste Land, tells fortunes with a Tarot pack.
  • Madame Zorza is a Gangrel seeress in Masquerade of the Red Death. She gives Alicia some cryptic but accurate hints about the Red Death's objective.
  • Madame Rappourt is a spirit medium who appears in the first two Great Merlini novels. She's a fake.

    Live Action Television 

     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.

    Theatre 
  • 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 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 cliche 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 Clairvoya, in Luigi's Mansion. She is a ghost medium who can examine people's future by analyzing their belongings with her Crystal Ball. She is notably the only friendly ghost featured in the game.
    • Madame Bwahstrella, in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. She is an animatronic Rabbid fortune teller that is encountered in the Spooky Trails. According to her, Mario and his party all are doomed, but they don't pay much attention to her.
  • 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 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.

     Western Animation 

     Real Life 
  • Madame Soleil, a French astrologer who appeared on radio shows and TV for several decades.
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