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Absurdly High-Stakes Game

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Gambling games are fun for the participants. But, as anyone who's watched Poker on television can attest, the same games that are fun to play can be painfully boring to watch, as spectators have no stake in the proceedings and do not experience the thrill of winning.
Therefore, storytellers will crank the stakes Up to Eleven by causing characters to bet enormous sums of money well above the table limits of a casino game. Cars, houses, family members, organs, their life, or other non-liquid assets they can't afford to lose will be wagered by a desperate, cash starved gambler.
The item wagered is usually not appraised, with no agreement made about what reward the player should receive in the unlikely event he does, somehow, win the game. (Especially common in poker, where the rule that all "holding" players must have contributed equally to the pot is easily ignored.)
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Losers will honor the bet even though there is no legal grounds compelling them to follow through. This is usually justified by setting the game in an underground gambling facility, possibly operated by an Eccentric Millionaire, where unconventional bets are accepted and violence can be used to collect on debts.
Players are rarely forced to play these games or make the absurdly high wager.
They are generally given a choice of whether or not to participate, even if the alternative is another bad situation. Often, the wager is made due to overconfidence, or an attempt to escape from gambling debts.
The games are usually based on skill, not simply luck. When the player inevitably loses, they will invoke Rules Lawyer or Loophole Abuse to avoid paying out. If the game being played IS based on luck, cheating is to be expected (and perhaps even encouraged).
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Deals with Devils and Chess with Death are common examples. If the game is televised, expect it to be an Immoral Reality Show. Entertainment-hungry psychopaths might invoke this trope along with Criminal Mind Games. Related to The Bet.
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The Tales from the Crypt episode "Cutting Cards" features two feuding gamblers who want nothing more than to see each other leave town forever. They start with a dice roll (both get a double-six), then move on to Russian Roulette (the one bullet turns out to be a dud). Finally they play five-card draw poker in which the loser of each hand gets a body part chopped off, starting with fingers. The final scene reveals that they have once again come out even, having lost their arms and legs to the game.
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Collar 6 - Sixx makes a bet to become a slave if she doesn't win a spanking contest.
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In Cabin Fever: Parting Shot, Jeff and Bert squabble over who is the better marksman, leading to a shooting contest between them. Bert goads Jeff into wagering a 'roll in the hay' with his girlfriend, Marcy, as the winner's reward. It goes without saying that Marcy is less then pleased with this arrangement. Though ultimately she consents to give the Dark Horse third entrant this prize, mainly out of spite towards Jeff for making the bet in the first place.
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El Chapulín Colorado once was in a carambole game with the Cuajináis betting his life.
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The Petriculture Cycle: Pandelirium, Discord has a chance to win unrestricted freedom, but only if he can make Penumbra laugh, but it's not easy. She has a strange sense of humor, and is very dour.
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Ranma ½: The Tendos and Ranma vs the Gambling King, wagering parts of their house in order to win back their dojo.
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After a series of defeats, legendary judoka Masahiko Kimura swore to commit Seppuku if he lost ever again. He retired unbeaten.
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In The Player of Games the Azad empire is named after their favorite game. Briefly, whoever wins the quadriennial tournament becomes emperor. Uncommonly people even bet limbs or lives on the outcome. The game is meant as a metaphor for life and the psychology of the player, so when a Culture citizen defeats the ministers of state and then the emperor, using the ideas of the Culture, the culture shock is immense.
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Angel
In "Double Or Nothing" in season 3, it is revealed that Gunn had sold his soul to a casino-owning demon years earlier in return for his truck. To save him, Angel played cards against the demon double-or-nothing with his own soul on the line. In a twist, Angel lost the game, but then beheads the casino owner and asks all of the casino patrons and staff how much they had owed him as well.
"The House Always Wins" featured a Las Vegas casino which forced Lorne to read the destinies of casino patrons; those with "good" destinies (Fortune, fame, political power, etc.) were directed to a complimentary free spin on a million dollar prize wheel, and their destinies were taken and sold to the highest bidder when they lost. They are never told that they are risking their futures on the spin, and the game itself is rigged to always lose; afterwards they become aimless, nearly-mindless casino patrons who spend all their time pointlessly shuffling coins into slot machines. Angel himself is tricked into putting down a chip onto the game, but is saved when the team busts up the operation at the end of the episode.
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In episode 1.06 of White Collar, "All In," Neal bets hundreds of thousands of dollars in a high-stakes Pai Gow game against a Chinese money-launderer. Especially considering he barely knows how to play, with Mozzie teaching him by watching Chinese movies centered on the game but with few artistic additions, such as the dreaded "Death Tile". Neal loses the game, but arranges for his watch, which contains a listening device, to be part of the spoils. The FBI gets all the evidence they need to arrest the money-launderer.
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The Simpsons:
One episode made an allusion to The Lady or the Tiger?. In that episode, Mr. Burns had transferred his plant's operations to India. Because he was required by federal law to keep at least one union worker in his payroll, Homer got sent there to oversee the plant. When Lenny and Carl went there to visit him, they met a man who showed them two doors, telling them that Homer Simpson was behind one of the doors and that there was a tiger behind the other door. The found a tiger behind the first door they opened and quickly closed it. As they opened the other door, they found... another tiger. Lenny and Carl were then told that one of the tigers was named "Homer Simpson".
"Children of a Lesser Clod" shows an out-of-context clip where Homer bet his own baby Maggie in a card game. Moe wins the hand, saying "Come to new pappa!".
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Titanic (1997): Jack wins his ticket on board in a poker game. The gamblers know it's a valuable thing to be betting, but only the audience knows how high the stakes really are.
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In a Doctor Who Expanded Universe short story, Bernice Summerfield accidentally acquires a ticket to "the big game", and happily plays until she notices the look of horror on the face of the guy who lost all his chips. It's at that point that it occurs to her to ask what the stakes are, and is told "Exactly what you think they are."
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In Episode I: The Phantom Menace, a dice game is used to decide whether Anakin Skywalker or his mother will go free. Qui-Gon Jinn cheats and uses the Force to flip the dice such that Anakin gets to go free. Qui-Gon also wagers the ship the main cast came to Tatooine on, which would leave them stranded with no way to stop the Trade Federation if they lost.
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The game in One Outs is technically just baseball. However, the main character is a pitcher with a bizarre contract that grants him money for every strike, and penalized him hugely for every run he lets through. This leads to some intricate and convoluted ways of 'winning'.
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Cuphead's plot is kicked off by Cuphead losing a game of Craps, where he bet his and Mugman's souls against the Devil's vast fortune.
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The usual stakes in the Sword Art Online canon have been upped even further in Fate Revelation Online due to the fact that even if they get out, the Mage's Association will proceed to eliminate all witnesses for revealing the fact that Magic is Real.
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Grand Central Arena by Ryk E. Spoor features an artificial construct where competitions are indeed serious business: a contest between individual contestants can result in entire star systems changing hands.
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At the climax of Summer Wars, a game of Hanafuda is played with avatars as currency. If Love Machine wins, it plans to use a hijacked satellite as a ballistic missile to blow up a nuclear plant, causing untold collateral damage.
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The Dukes of Hazzard
"The $10 Million Sheriff", Roscoe inherits a lot of money. He and Boss Hogg play a hand of poker against each other, with both ultimately betting everything they own. Roscoe wins and declares "I just made the richest man in Hazzard the poorest in the state!"
"The Boars Nest Bears," where Boss Hogg exemplifies everything that is wrong with youth sports: Gambling (with a rival county bossnote , who himself has had the game rigged by forging the birth certificate of Hazzard's star player, to ensure an easy win for his team), and more importantly, Boss making Bo and Luke's very freedom ride on the Bears winning the game, since Boss is well aware of his rival's tricks and, expecting Hazzard to lose, plans to have Bo and Luke cuffed and stuffed, charged with several felonies (which would, by the way, never stick in a real-life criminal justice system) even before the final buzzer quits sounding.
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Hoyle's Rules of Dragon Poker has exactly one limitation on betting: kids lost in game must be returned to their parents before the police have to get involved. Not don't do it, just don't get caught. Beyond that, anything that can be successfully argued to the group is fair game. Names are specifically mentioned.
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In Season 2 Luther encounters two brothers who commit random acts of violence decided by the throw of a dice. One brother offers to help capture the other if he loses a throw; unfortunately Luther loses. The police then find the brother, but he's got a Dead Man's Switch and an explosive vest. So Luther pours petrol on himself, throws him a lighter and offers to decide the matter on a dice throw as well. If Luther can guess what number has come up, the man will surrender, if not Luther goes up in smoke. But he has to deactivate the switch anyway to roll the dice, as he has Luther's lighter in his other hand. Luther (who is wired for sound) then tells the snipers where to shoot.
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Kenshiro enters into an arm-wrestling contest in Fist of the North Star that cuts the loser's arm off with a table saw. Though Kenshiro wins, he takes a third option by not cutting off the Mook's arm... just snapping it in half.
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In Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, there's a piece of cut footage, later added into the game by a paid DLC, called 21note  after the score the player needs to get to win a game of blackjack. In this sequence, the player has to take part in three rounds of blackjack for his life. In the first round, the player loses their fingers if they lose. In the second round, they get treated to an increasingly high current of electricity. In the third round, the loser gets their face torn apart by a homemade buzzsaw.
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Spiral: There are a few Absurdly High Stakes Games throughout the series, but the most obvious example would be when the hero wagers that he can guess which card his opponent is holding. If he wins, he will receive crucial information, but if he loses, he will have a swarm of deadly bees released on him.
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Undead Poker in Pirates of the Caribbean Online is played as part of the Raven's Cove story quest. Winning games will gain you a lot of money, as well as bringing you one step closer to entering the mines. Losing them, however, will reduce your health. HP regeneration is also disabled while in the area, so you can't cheat your way out of it by taking a breather and stepping away from the table.
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The Night Circus has the Challenge where two magicians pit their proteges who use the entire circus as their exhibit without knowing the rules or how to win the competition. They later find out the Challenge ends when one student breaks first and only when one competitor kills themselves does the contest conclude.
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Usogui: Another manga series that focuses on high stakes games. The main character is an expert gambler who tends to bet on bizarre and dangerous wagers, for instance - whether or not he can escape a building with multiple armed guards chasing him.
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In Food Wars! anything and everything can be staked in a shokugeki. In fact, the bylaws that govern the shokugeki state that both parties must put up stakes of equal value, to be agreed upon by the participants. So far, we have seen prized kitchen knives, booth sites for the School Festival, a secretarial job, a Hollywood Restraining Order, several club rooms (along with millions of yen in cooking equipment), significant areas of farmland, seats on the Absurdly Powerful Student Council and a chef's entire career staked in shokugeki at some point.
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Future Diary has characters betting their diaries and lives on a simple coin game with even odds. The game gets complicated because the diaries involved can tell the future — including the outcome of the coin game, and destroying a diary kills its owner. Guile Hero Aru Akise manages to win even though he's the only one playing who can't predict the future.
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Part 6 has Miraschon, whose Stand allows her to automatically collect the wager of a bet whenever her opponent loses. The problem is that if you don't have enough money to pay her, her Stand will take your body parts (like your liver) to cover your bet - and is completely invincible while doing so. On top of that, she can freely cheat all she wants; but, if her opponents even thinks of cheating, they automatically lose. However, if Miraschion falls unconscious, her Stand automatically deactivates. So Jolyne beats her up and recovers the stolen liver.
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Supernatural
In season 5 the boys come across a traveling witch-gambler that plays poker for years of peoples lives instead of money; the loser instantly ages the number of years that they have lost, while the winner remains young for that much longer. The witch is not particularly mean-spirited and doesn't cheat, he just wants to keep living himself. He will sometimes take pity on his opponents who are desperate for more time of their own, as was the case of an old man just wanting a few more years to see his grandkids grow up; he folded his own hand so that the old man would get the years.
In the season 8 episode, "What's Up Tiger Mommy," the boys are not at a game, but at a supernatural auction. The bidding includes offers of tons of dwarves gold, five-eighths of a virgin, people's souls, Vatican City, Alaska and the Moon.
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Button Man: Millions of pounds are bet on every single Game. It's explicitly mentioned that a modestly wealthy person who becomes a Voice for a talented button man can become obscenely rich.
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Subverted in the King of the Hill episode "The Miseducation of Bobby Hill," when Buck Strickland loses Hank to his rival M.F. Thatherton in a poker game. Once sales at Strickland Propane falter, Buck sends Bobby to bring Hank back and pay off the bet - a measly $20.
Played straight in the episode "The Good Buck"; this time, Buck loses not only a pile of cash and a pair of expensive shoes, but also an entire branch of Strickland Propane.
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In the Discworld novels, people often challenge Death to various games of skill to wager for their lives. The only one to ever win was Granny Weatherwax playing for a little girl because Death lost on purpose.
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In Consider Phlebas we're introduced to Damage. Each player brings a team of Lives (mostly depressives, members of suicide cults, and other volunteers) and when the player loses a hand, one of the Lives is killed. When the player runs out of Lives, it's their own life on the line. Oh, and it's played in the most dangerous places in the galaxy - the game we see on-page takes place on a world in the process of being demolished.
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Expect to see this show up in Spirit of the Century games in which at least one player character actually has a significant Gambling skill on his or her sheet. While the skill has its "mundane" applications (mostly rolling to see if the gambler can supplement their regular income with winnings), it's niche enough that the GM is advised to take having it as an indicator of interest in scenes like this as per the pulp tradition.
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Star Trek Voyager EU novels Star Trek: String Theory has a pandimensional casino frequented by the Q and other non-corporeal entities where gamblers wager pandimensional deeds to any number of interstellar objects from asteroids to nebula. Some patrons are know to be "destroyers" who delight in destroying whatever object they just won, especially if it has any sentimental value to whoever just lost it.
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In Homestuck, whenever you play Sburb, your planet and entire species are the initial wage, the quarter in the arcade cabinet, to be lost forever whether you win or lose. The prize is creating a whole new universe.
Although it's not like you ever had the option of not betting. If a single session is ever started, then it's The End of the World as We Know It. Also, of the four sessions seen so far, two of them didn't know that that would happen, and a third had only one person know.
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In Life Is Money, the losers die violent deaths and the winners make more money with each death. (Note: Nobody is required to lose the game. If everyone lives, they will all win 50 million yen.) For Meguru, the stakes are even higher; if he doesn't win 100 million yen (or at least enough that it will be 100 million yen combined with what he's already earned) his younger sister will never receive a surgery she needs to survive.
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In one episode of Samurai Champloo, Jin sees a man playing shogi against himself, and comments on the best strategy for the next move. The man then offers to play Jin- if Jin wins, he gets a large pouch of gold; if he loses, the man wins his life- the phrasing is ambiguous as to whether that means slavery or immediate death. Since he needs the money, Jin accepts.
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In the final episode of The Wonder Years, Kevin takes a job at a resort and occasionally plays poker with the Mexican band, usually winning. Right after being fired, he tries to win enough money to get home and bets his car, later finding the band was suckering him into such an outrageous bet. He ends up walking.
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Death World opens with Kirk Pyrrus needing three billion credits to pay for a shipment of weapons, but only 27 million to pay with. He makes Jason dinAlt, professional gambler with the ability to control dice, an offer he can't refuse: turn the 27 million into at least three billion in a single night of gambling. On the final roll of the dice, with two billion riding on the outcome, Jason's powers desert him.
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One episode of Tutenstein involves Tut being punished by Isis for cheating in a game of senet against her. Said punishment ends up being that Tut can no longer interact with the present. The climax of this episode is Tut rematching the goddess in a high-stakes senet game so Tut could win back his future, or be permanently condemned to the underworld. This turns out to be a subversion, as the game itself turned out to be a Secret Test of Character to see if Tut would cheat once more.
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Liar Game: Throughout the story, the stakes have never been more than money. However, the money involved ranges from hundreds of millions to billions of yen, and the losers are expected to pay back every yen they lose, with the Liar Game officials promising they will do "whatever is necessary" to collect on those debts.
At one point the characters discuss the possibility that the company would be willing to enslave their debtors, which is more befitting this trope; one character states that if she loses, Nao might be forced into prostitution to pay her debts.
Played with in "24-Shot Russian Roulette", which was played with a special prop gun and "bullets" which only make a loud bang without actually firing any projectile. However, a player who fires one has to pay 50 million yen. And the game continues until all 6 "bullets" out of the 24 chambers have been fired. It's obviously better than dying, but each team is looking at potentially racking up 300 million yen (over US $3 million) in debt.
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Spies Like Us: The final scene has Emmett Fitz-Hume and Austin Millbarge working on "peaceful negotiations for nuclear disarmament" with the Russian government (read: making Russia bet their silos on a combination between Risk and Trivial Pursuit).
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The James Bond movie Casino Royale (2006) centers on these. Early on, Bond wins an Aston-Martin in a poker game. Later, he plays an extremely high-stakes poker game, both in dollar figures (up to $150 million to the winner) and global security.
In the original novel, Bond is trying to bankrupt Le Chiffre so that he will fall out of favor with the Russian counter-intelligence organization SMERSH. The game is baccarat rather than poker, but the stakes still run high (tens of millions of francs).
In the Film, Bond is trying to bankrupt Le Chiffre so he cannot settle his outstanding criminal debts and will trade information to MI6 to protect him from retaliation.
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In Paper Mario: Color Splash, Mario competes on a Game Show called Snifit or Whiffit. If he wins, he gets the Mini Paint Star he's been looking for. Playing it perfectly also gets Mario an instant camera, which he'll need later. If he loses, the Snifits drown him in the ocean.
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The Middleman - Shabumi. This one is based on skill, run by an eccentric millionaire, and highly unusual.
"Each player is dealt a full deck of cards. Every card has its own name. There are 589 unique physical and verbal challenges to every hand. And if anyone shows the slightest ignorance of the game's byzantine rules, they are decapitated by [...] the thoughtless, speechless brute, Govindar."
The game might also be based on cheating and not getting caught... despite a table of five players, each dealt a normal 52-card deck, at one point our hero plays a winning hand of 52-of-a-kind; every one a Deuce of Spades. His prize is the official schematics for the Lunar Landing Sound Stage (he entered the game with a buy-in of The Missing 18-and-a-half Minutes).
When our heroine joins the game, she is dealt a deck of cards... and a white rabbit.
The game ends when a player builds a five-foot-tall house of cards with his hand, but is caught with a glue stick.
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Choujin Sensen: The [Superhuman Game] grants the winner of the death match anything they so desired, provided if the winner does survive in the first place.
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Since Mr. Lucky is a series about a professional gambler, this trope was almost bound to make an appearance. In "That Stands For Pool" the main character, Mr. Lucky, is forced into playing a game of pool in which the stakes are threefold: a huge wad of cash, his own life and the life of his friend, Andamo. Unfortunately, he stands to lose one or more of those things even if he wins...
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In The X-Files episode "Hell Money," Mulder and Sculley investigate a Chinese gambling ring in San Francisco where the losers are forced to donate their organs.
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One Batman Beyond episode features the Derby, an annual poker game held by mob leaders for incredibly high stakes, which Bruce Wayne says is a tradition that goes back even before his time. (A minor example, as they only play for money, although it is a veritable fortune.)
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A similar situation exists in Dungeons & Dragons and several of its descendants; with the Deck of Many Things, you declare how many cards you are going to draw from it first, and then your character has to draw the cards. The more cards you draw, the more likely that you'll hit one of the negative effects (ranging from instant poverty to being magically imprisoned to possible permadeath), and you have to draw exactly the number that you pick, so no quitting after you've drawn one good card.
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Rygel on Farscape is prone to this. To distract a pirate crew that boarded Moya (as well as alleviate his own boredom) in one episode, Rygel played a low-stakes game of Tadek with the crew's captain. When Rygel accidentally revealed Moya had recently hosted a fugitive the pirate's were hunting, the game suddenly turned extremely high-stakes with Rygel forced to wager the location of the man (and their shipmates) in exchange for his life. The pirate captain won, but it turns out that the entire thing was a Batman Gambit and that Rygel intentionally threw the game (which itself was quite a challenge because his opponent was a horrible player) once he realized that unless the pirates thought they would leave with something of particular value, they would have simply killed everyone aboard when they departed regardless of an earlier promise to leave them in peace. For good measure, Rygel had pilot change their Comms frequencies the moment the pirates boarded, and the frequency he gave to pay his wager was a fake, leading the pirates on a wild goose chase far from their actual target.
Rygel is less than successful on other occasions, however, having been defeated when gambling for food in a later episode. In the novel House of Cards he also loses Moya to a local despot entirely. To Rygel's credit, however, his opponents cheated in both cases and it is clearly established that Rygel is a highly skilled gambler, even at games he is initially unfamiliar with.
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In Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum, Yami Marik and Yami Bakura's duels are Shadow Games, which makes them deadly.
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Three... Extremes - In the segment "Cut," a man is forced to follow a madman's directions or else one of his wife's fingers will be cut off every five minutes.
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Tarantino's short "The Man from Hollywood" in Four Rooms involves one character betting he can light his Zippo 10 times in a row. The stakes? His pinkynote they plan to get it reattached afterward for a car. He fails to even light it once.
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Love, Death & Robots: The Mons-based Beastly Bloodsports featured in "Sonnie’s Edge" aren’t this, despite their violent nature; they don’t even use real animals, just mindless, bioengineered Meat Puppets the players control through implant chips. For the protagonist, however, it’s literally a matter of life and death. Her monster is her real body and if it dies, she goes with it. This has made her into the best player ever; unlike the other contestants, she’s genuinely fighting for her life every night and behaves accordingly in the ring.
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In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the crew of the Flying Dutchman play liar's dice with the only thing they have left to wager - the years of service they owe to the ship. Will wagers his soul, meaning an eternity of service, against Jones to goad him into wagering the key to the chest containing his Soul Jar. Will's father takes the hit for him, only for Will to reveal he just wanted to see where Jones kept the key.
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In Vanguard Bandits, Lord Alden, undefeated Chessmaster of the continent, is more than willing to wager his powerful Altagrave ATAC against a completely new chess player.
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In the ThunderCats (2011) episode "The Duelist and the Drifter", Professional Gambler and Master Swordsman the Duelist makes a habit of betting swordsmen they can't defeat him and offering up his own best blade as incentive, taking theirs as trophies when they inevitably lose. When young hero Lion-O challenges him and tries to raise the stakes so he can win the Duelist's entire sword collection, the Duelist insists that since Lion-O has only one to offer in return, the boy should agree to give up his life if he loses. Lion-O agrees to the terms.
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In Fleuret Blanc, members of FOIL must wager their most prized possessions in fencing bouts. This case is actually pretty gentle by the trope's standards, as it's not permanent; prized possessions can be easily won or bought back most of the time.
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Nine Kings is a popular game among the nobility of the Seven Satrapies in The Lightbringer Series. There are some stories of people losing fortunes in matches of Nine Kings, but the real example focuses on the games between Kip and his grandfather Andross. The stakes include the fate of Kip's friends (including one's contract as a slave), Kip's marriage, and learning what led to his birth. In the final book, Andross even uses a game to try to predict the major battle that will come the following day and determine which of two empires survives.
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Clerks: The film itself. Kevin Smith financed the movie by hocking valuable comic books and buying supplies on his credit card. Had the movie flopped or not been picked up by a major studio, he'd have been left with tens of thousands in high-interest debt with no real job prospects.
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The Legend of Koizumi stakes natural resources, a fleet of F-15s, lives, and the fate of nations on Mahjong.
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In Far Cry 3, upon revealing that he knew who Jason really was, Hoyt turns the poker game into this. One finger cut off for every time he loses a hand.
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Rick and Morty (Oni): After being goaded into an argument with Jerry about the 'noble nature' of sports, Rick takes Jerry and Morty to the biggest game in the Galaxy, where parents bet on their children as they fight to the death. Then, after getting into an argument with another fan, Rick bets that Morty could win the next match.
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Batman in the Bronze Age once played Russian Roulette to catch a criminal. The criminal had been playing with millionaires in the area, and the two participants each had to write out a will that left everything to the winner of the game. The gun had an extra safety catch so the criminal never lost. Batman discovered this with the aid of a mirror and won.
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An episode of Warehouse 13 used a chess board as a puzzle lock to a door. "Players" were manacled into their chair and faced with a board that would result in checkmate against them in 3 moves. Winning the game would free them and unlock the door, loosing the game resulted in an axe cleaving their head in two. The person who made that lock was well know for stressing outside the box thinking, and thus the only way to win was to cheat by making impossible moves.
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The real life Oskar Schindler won Helen Hirsch (a Jew being forced to work as a maid before her inevitable execution) from Amon Goeth in a blackjack game so he could keep her safe at his factory. According to Hirsch's testimony, Schindler cheated outrageously throughout the game, and when he won and Goeth tried to wriggle out of the bet, Schindler had the balls to chide him for not playing fair!
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In In Time, people can literally gamble away portions of their lifespan through variety games such as poker. There's also a game simply called "fighting" where contestants try to pull the lifespan directly out of each other.
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Murdoch Mysteries: In "Stairway to Heaven", a small society meets annually and plays faro for the chance to die in controlled circumstances and be revived in an effort to learn about the afterlife. One of the players extols the pure chance of the game allowing everyone to have the same chance of winning, but it turns out one of the players cheated with marked cards.
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Henry Coleman From As the World Turns tends to get himself in these sorts of situations.
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The slots-o-death machine in Space Quest. You can win a relatively paltry sum, but roll three skulls and you are toast. The only way for Roger to earn enough cash for a ticket out of Ulence Flats is by Save Scumming or (in the remake) a magnet on the bottom of the machine.
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In Yu-Gi-Oh!: Capsule Monsters, it's implied that anyone who loses all their Capsule Monsters in the final round will die. In the final battle, the power to control the world is up for grabs.
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One of the final episodes of Lexx, The Game, had Kai, who had never played chess before in his life (or undeath), playing a game against Prince. If Kai wins Prince will restore Kai from the state of undeath he had been in for 5000 years. If Prince wins he will take the souls of Stan and Zev.
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In Killer7, there is a climactic game of Russian Roulette between Garcian Smith and Benjamin Keane. If Garcian wins, Keane will tell him the secret to hitting on any woman with 100% success. If Keane wins, Garcian must kill the President. The stakes end up being pretty meaningless anyway.
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Soul Eater: Troubled Souls: To figure out how to curse somebody, Medusa subjects the protagonists to a series of four of these. In summation, they are: destroy all cobras even though they constantly regenerate and can multiply, get through an elaborate maze full of traps with no directions on time, solve an excruciatingly difficult puzzle, and finally survive fights with full-powered doppelgangers. The stakes are powers and abilities, personality traits, and their lives.
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In the Secret Histories novel Casino Infernale, Eddie and Molly infiltrate the eponymous casino, where the stakes are people's souls.
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Even though contestants are forced to participate in a competition in Bokurano, it's still true that the fate of countless entire universes are at stake in this competition.
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In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Prince Orgene wagered the Doomsday Device his government had built in a duel against Saiou, for no other reason than to prove how badass he was. Whether he was brainwashed by the villain or not when he made the bet is unclear, but he certainly was after he lost. Even worse, Saiou's ante was the Destiny Hero cards, which he didn't even have, meaning it was a wager he couldn't have kept.
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An issue of Spider-Man had a somewhat lighter hearted version of this. The New York superheroes have a yearly poker game with twenty dollar stakes with the winner donating their winnings to charity. Then along comes The Kingpin with a ridiculous amount of money. There's nothing really at stake more than pride and a good cause, but that doesn't mean it's any less entertaining to watch Spider-Man and Kingpin play out the final round with ludicrous piles of chips each. (Spidey won.)
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Regular Show:
In the episode "Skips Strikes" has Rigby making a bet with Death: If Death's Team wins he'll get the team's souls and if Rigby's Team wins he gets a bowling ball filled with souls. Mordecai and Benson aren't happy about this.
"Over the Top" has Skips arm wrestling Death for Rigby's soul.
In "Slam Dunk", Mordecai eventually bets his computer privileges for life on a basketball game just so he can help Margaret make a website in hopes of impressing her.
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The Davy Back Fight in One Piece is a series of contests between pirate crews. After each game, the captain of the winning crew gets to take something, anything, from the losing crew- Whether it be personal property, their Jolly Roger, or even crew mates! "Silver Fox" Foxy has built a massive crew of at least 500 by winning people in these games, and actually won Chopper for a short time before the Straw Hats won their doctor back. Furthermore, he's a total cheat who goes out of his way to rig things in his crew's favor, whether its interfering in a race, or having a crooked referee for a ball game. Ultimately, Foxy loses to Luffy in the final boxing match, and Luffy (Not wanting any of Foxy's crew), takes Foxy's flag, leaving a horribly-drawn replacement.
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A NewsRadio episode has Jimmy lose Bill's employment contract in a poker game.
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The Futurama episode "Hell Is Other Robots" parodies the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". In the episode, Leela and Fry have to get Bender out of Robot Hell. The Robot Devil, after failing to get them to sign a "fiddle contest waiver", explains that they can have Bender if they can outplay him on a golden fiddle (when Fry points out the poor construction of such an instrument, he admits it's mostly for show). If they lose, they would only receive a silver fiddle as a consolation prize. He then offhanded added that he'd kill Fry, as if it were expected of him instead of something he actually wanted to do. The Robot Devil's skill far outpaces Leela's, so she just beats him senseless with the golden fiddle so she, Fry, and Bender can escape.
Defied in "Time Keeps on Slippin", where the Globetrotters' challenge of a basketball game against Earth is explicitly strings-free. Everyone treats it as Serious Business anyway.
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Happens in Gamble Fish quite often, where they are usually betting large amounts of money. In one case Tomu even bet his own finger; he lost and immediately had it chopped off with a chainsaw. The blood from his finger spilling on to the deck meant that the card shark he was playing against could no longer shift cards without it becoming obvious.
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At one point in Code Geass, Mao kidnaps Nunnally and challenges Lelouch to a game of chess: if Lelouch wins, he lets Nunnally go, but if he loses, she dies. Subverted when, after Lelouch loses, it's revealed that he had already formulated a plan to rescue her and then geassed himself to forget about it so that the mind-reading Mao wouldn't find out. While he and Mao both thought the stakes were high, in reality Nunnally was never in any danger.
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Richard Connell's short story, The Most Dangerous Game, features a big-game hunter who must consent to be hunted by a Cossack aristocrat on a deserted island, or be whipped to death.
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Subverted in Cabin Fever. Jeff and Bert make a bet that they'll only drink beer for the duration of their vacation. Though the only thing they intentionally wager is their pride, unbeknownst to either of them, the stakes are actually much higher. Their cabin's water supply is infected with a deadly flesh-eating virus. So whoever breaks the wager and drinks water... dies.
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Magic: The Gathering had an Ante rule, whereby after shuffling but before drawing hands, the first card in each player's deck would become an Ante card. The winner of the game gets both cards. Adding to this, a few cards manipulated the ante. This was eventually dropped, since 1) nobody wanted to risk losing their cards and 2) Wizards didn't want Magic to be classified as a form of gambling in markets where such things would be frowned upon.
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In Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour, losing a Shadow Game causes your soul to be lost to the darkness and you get a Game Over.
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Yu-Gi-Oh!. Weirdly enough, in the manga, Atem has a policy of not playing the Duel Monsters card game with an ante because he doesn't want bet his precious cards on a wager, but he is perfectly fine to bet his and Yugi's life to compensate the lack of Star Chips... only to instead inflict penalty games on evildoers, where if they cheat they suffer psychosis or death.
Later, the Duel Monsters series has no qualms about not only introducing an ante rule for both rare cards, Star Chips, and Locator Cards for tournament progression, but the villain plans often include wagers of souls. The most bizarre stakes often belong to minor antagonists, though. Especially during the arc where an entire city has its streets taken over 24/7 by holographic card games:
If the protagonist loses, they're burned alive, or trapped in a cave forever - Pegasus' Eliminators Panik and the Brothers Paradox, respectively
The loser gets their death by bleeding out from having their ankles severed by a buzzsaw (or sent to the Shadow Realm via Dark Energy Disk, in the dub) - Marik's Rare Hunter Arkana
The loser is dropped through an exploding glass skydeck, through a busy shopping mall, to their death (or dropped into a portal to the Shadow Realm, in the dub) - Marik's Rare Hunters Lumis and Umbra
The loser is drowned after being tied to a giant weight - Marik forcing Yugi and Joey to duel each other
Losing any monster cards causes an important person to be wiped from the player's memory - Marik, vs. Mai
The loser's body is forefeit to the winner's mental possession, while the loser is trapped in a digital world - The Big Five
Losing any monster cards causes physical pain - Marik, vs. Joey
The loser loses their soul to fuel a giant demon - DOMA and the Seal of Orichalcos
Playing a counterfeit Egyptian God Card will cause a Bolt of Divine Retribution to descend from the sky, knocking the victim and possible bystanders into a coma
Parodied in one Prozd video, with the suggestion that either the writers are sadists, or the protagonist is a masochist.
In Yu-Gi-Oh!: Capsule Monsters, it's implied that anyone who loses all their Capsule Monsters in the final round will die. In the final battle, the power to control the world is up for grabs.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Prince Orgene wagered the Doomsday Device his government had built in a duel against Saiou, for no other reason than to prove how badass he was. Whether he was brainwashed by the villain or not when he made the bet is unclear, but he certainly was after he lost. Even worse, Saiou's ante was the Destiny Hero cards, which he didn't even have, meaning it was a wager he couldn't have kept.
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A downplayed example in The Courtship of Princess Leia. Force Sabaac is a known (if obscure) variant of the standard Star Wars card game, and Han legitimately worked his way up from high-but-reasonable stakes until he held some 800 million credits when he went head-to-head with an eccentric alien warlord. But the fact remains that he sat down to a card game and walked away with the deed to a planet.
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
Daniel J. D'arby in Stardust Crusaders has the power to take the souls of whoever loses to him in a game, which he uses successfully against Polnareff and Joseph. When Jotaro faces him in a game of poker, Jotaro loses half of his soul on one hand, then ramps the stakes up massively for the second. Jotaro bets his own soul, Avdol's, and Kakyoin's to get back the ones taken. Jotaro then bets the soul of his mother (because she would die if their mission was a failure), against D'arby revealing the power of DIO's Stand (and facing a certain, horrible death as a consequence). Jotaro wins only through magnificent bluffing, putting this all on a hand he didn't even look at. D'arby is so shocked by Jotaro's confidence that he himself becomes too afraid to call Jotaro's bluff. He passes out, thus forfeiting. Jotaro's hand turned out to be worthless.
Later on the heroes encounter D'arby's younger brother Terrence, who has a similar power but prefers to play video games. Jotaro has to cheat to win this time, because Terrence's Stand gives him the power to "read" a person's aura, letting him predict what his opponents will do by asking them simple "yes or no" questions. He gets around this by having his grandpa Joseph control the game secretly using his Stand so that Terrence can no longer figure out his strategy.
Part 4 features two examples. Firstly, Josuke challenges Rohan to a game of dice, using dice that are actually a shapeshifting "alien". Unfortunately, the alien has no idea of subtlety, resulting in increasingly improbable rolls. Rohan knows Josuke is cheating, but isn't sure how, and raises the stakes to betting fingers. Rohan almost completely chops off his pinky and says that Josuke can heal it if and only if he can keep cheating successfully, but if Rohan can suss out his trick he'll be chopping off one of Josuke's fingers as punishment note Josuke's Stand Crazy Diamond can restore things to their original state, including injured people, but he can't heal himself so this is a major risk for him. The day is ultimately saved when Rohan's house catches fire due to a misplaced magnifying glass; Josuke quickly heals Rohan while he's distracted and beats a hasty retreat. He walks away with nothing, while Rohan pays 7 million yen to repair his house and his hatred of Josuke gets even stronger.
Later in the series Rohan encounters one of the super-powered assassins created by Yoshikage Kira's father using the Stand Arrow: a boy whose Stand lets him steal another person's Stand if he can beat them three times out of five at Rock-Paper-Scissors. It comes down to the wire, but Rohan wins in the end by physically beating the boy to damage his confidence.
Part 6 has Miraschon, whose Stand allows her to automatically collect the wager of a bet whenever her opponent loses. The problem is that if you don't have enough money to pay her, her Stand will take your body parts (like your liver) to cover your bet - and is completely invincible while doing so. On top of that, she can freely cheat all she wants; but, if her opponents even thinks of cheating, they automatically lose. However, if Miraschion falls unconscious, her Stand automatically deactivates. So Jolyne beats her up and recovers the stolen liver.
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Parodied in a special episode of If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device, in which Kitten challenges Tzeentch to a game of Paradox-Billiards-Vostroyan-Roulette-Fourth Dimensional-Hypercube-Chess-Strip Poker. The objective is already to see who will claim Magnus the Red's soul, but then Tzeentch raises the stakes further by declaring it to be an "Ultra Game," in which the loser will be banished to Ultramar, realm of the Ultramarines.
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Sabacc is a well-known card game played by criminals and smugglers across the galaxy where you're allowed to wager anything, slaves, land, any amount of wealth, you name it. Han Solo won the Millennium Falcon from Lando this way in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
This was also the way Han got the planet that he took Leia to after "kidnapping" her in the Star Wars Legends novel The Courtship of Princess Leia.
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Jean-Eric Louvier of Endless Ocean: Blue World won an island in a game of nine ball. It's appropriately named Nineball Island.
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Return to Zork has a board game called "Survivor" with really simple rules: One player controls a piece called "the Wizard" and the other a piece called "Canuck." Canuck can move wherever he wants, the Wizard can only move in L-formations and leaves pits when he vacates a space. The goal of the game is for the other player to be forced to move into a pit (and thus lose). You play this game twice, and the second time is the final boss of the game, with the fate of all Zork riding on the outcome. For good measure, losing will also result in you being turned to stone and having your strategic abilities assimilated by the villain.
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Oh, God!, You Devil!. God and the Devil play a poker hand over Bobby's soul. God raises the stakes, by allowing the Devil to consider any soul available for stealing (the Devil can only offer a contract if the person offers his soul first); the Devil folds. God bluffed him out of his full house with a busted flush, and won.
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Daniel J. D'arby in Stardust Crusaders has the power to take the souls of whoever loses to him in a game, which he uses successfully against Polnareff and Joseph. When Jotaro faces him in a game of poker, Jotaro loses half of his soul on one hand, then ramps the stakes up massively for the second. Jotaro bets his own soul, Avdol's, and Kakyoin's to get back the ones taken. Jotaro then bets the soul of his mother (because she would die if their mission was a failure), against D'arby revealing the power of DIO's Stand (and facing a certain, horrible death as a consequence). Jotaro wins only through magnificent bluffing, putting this all on a hand he didn't even look at. D'arby is so shocked by Jotaro's confidence that he himself becomes too afraid to call Jotaro's bluff. He passes out, thus forfeiting. Jotaro's hand turned out to be worthless.
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Doctor Who 11th Doctor episode The Wedding of River Song gives us "Live Chess". Live, as in the pieces are electrified, and each time a piece is moved the voltage in it increases.
Another 11th Doctor episode Nightmare in Silver has The Doctor play a game of chess against himself. Actually a Cyber-Planner was trying to take over his body and had intermittent control. If The Doctor lost the game then the Cybermen would have him as their new leader.
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Guys and Dolls's Sky Masterson got his name from his love for "crazy" bets. In the climax of the show ("Luck Be A Lady"), bets every man at the craps game $1,000 against their souls - if he wins, they have to show up at the Save-a-Soul Mission.
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Komugi of Hunter × Hunter plays every single game of Gungi, a fictional board game in the Hunterverse, with the resolve to end her life if she loses even once. She has played thousands of games of Gungi and never lost once, near the end of her life becoming skilled enough she was for all intents and purposes impossible to beat.
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Later, the Duel Monsters series has no qualms about not only introducing an ante rule for both rare cards, Star Chips, and Locator Cards for tournament progression, but the villain plans often include wagers of souls. The most bizarre stakes often belong to minor antagonists, though. Especially during the arc where an entire city has its streets taken over 24/7 by holographic card games:
If the protagonist loses, they're burned alive, or trapped in a cave forever - Pegasus' Eliminators Panik and the Brothers Paradox, respectively
The loser gets their death by bleeding out from having their ankles severed by a buzzsaw (or sent to the Shadow Realm via Dark Energy Disk, in the dub) - Marik's Rare Hunter Arkana
The loser is dropped through an exploding glass skydeck, through a busy shopping mall, to their death (or dropped into a portal to the Shadow Realm, in the dub) - Marik's Rare Hunters Lumis and Umbra
The loser is drowned after being tied to a giant weight - Marik forcing Yugi and Joey to duel each other
Losing any monster cards causes an important person to be wiped from the player's memory - Marik, vs. Mai
The loser's body is forefeit to the winner's mental possession, while the loser is trapped in a digital world - The Big Five
Losing any monster cards causes physical pain - Marik, vs. Joey
The loser loses their soul to fuel a giant demon - DOMA and the Seal of Orichalcos
Playing a counterfeit Egyptian God Card will cause a Bolt of Divine Retribution to descend from the sky, knocking the victim and possible bystanders into a coma
Parodied in one Prozd video, with the suggestion that either the writers are sadists, or the protagonist is a masochist.
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Last Res0rt pits several contestants against each other, and heavily encouraged to kill each other off in other to ensure their own survival until the end� most of the players are hardened criminals eager to use the show as a way to get out, but not all. Word of God has stated that the contestants are NOT required to kill anyone during the show. But, the stakes up for grabs are either death, going back to jail or freedom with a full pardon. The producers are waiting for the contestants to take advantage of the payoff of a full pardon of all their crimes.
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Laff-A-Lympics #4 had an alien named Moon Man Murray challenge of selection of Laff-A-Lympics team members transported to the Moon and compete in a series of events with the Earth at stake. Murray hedges his bets by fitting the contestants out with belts which negate their lack of gravity.
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This is pretty much the whole point of The Hunger Games. Less so in the sequels, as by that point, a Civil War has erupted.
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Around the World in 80 Days (2004): If Phileas Fogg circumnavigates the world in eighty days, he'll replace Lord Kelvin as Minister of Science. If he doesn't, he'll have to destroy his lab and never invent anything again.
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In Deadlands, the character type called the Huckster plays hands of poker to cast their spells, where they need to get a good enough hand... or else a demon might fry a chunk of their brain, drive them insane, or just tear their body asunder. The interesting part here being that the PLAYER is the one who plays this Absurdly High Stakes Game with his character's life.
A similar situation exists in Dungeons & Dragons and several of its descendants; with the Deck of Many Things, you declare how many cards you are going to draw from it first, and then your character has to draw the cards. The more cards you draw, the more likely that you'll hit one of the negative effects (ranging from instant poverty to being magically imprisoned to possible permadeath), and you have to draw exactly the number that you pick, so no quitting after you've drawn one good card.
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Akagi: In the final story arc for the anime, the hero plays an unusual version of Mahjong where he bets his own blood instead of money.
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Space Jam involves familiar Looney Tunes characters playing a basketball game against their would-be alien abductors. If the aliens win, the Looney Tunes characters will become slaves on the aliens' homeworld. If the Looney Tunes win, the aliens will leave them in peace. When Michael Jordan learned the aliens became monstrosities (or Monstars, as they were called) by stealing the talent of other professional basketball players, he talked the Big Bad into raising the stakes. If the Looney Tunes win, the aliens will not only leave them in peace as originally agreed but also give the talent back to their rightful owners. If the aliens win, Jordan, like the Looney Tunes, will also become a slave.
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Kaiji: The entire premise of the show revolves around this. Over the course of the show the main character bets his freedom, his life, and various body parts, in order to win money. These fingers◊ are being bet on a game of drawing lots from a tissue box!.
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The pivotal element of the Indian epic, the Mahabharata, is a high-stakes game of dice between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, which ends up with Pandavas forfeiting their kingdom and spending 13 years in the jungles because they lost.
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Fallen London has the Marvellous, described as "a notorious card game in which you can stake your soul and win your heart's desire", played with 77 First City coins as tokens. This stake doesn't actually seem very high, in-universe, as opportunities to lose your soul aren't exactly rare, but... losers of past games have wagered and lost far more precious things than their souls. Yes, that's possible. As to winning your Heart's Desire, this part is also entirely true. Imprisoning a Master of the Bazaar has been one of the previous prizes, and even if your Heart's Desire is extremely hard to attain (which, in your character's case, it will) or even abstract, the Masters will make it happen.
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No Game No Life:
The entire world of Disboard revolves around this trope. Tet, the One True God of Disboard after the great war, forbade all robbery, war and murder after he rose to power. Disputes are decided by games - enforced via Magically Binding Contract - where both participants wager things they agree are of equal value. These things can be anything from money to servitude to entire kingdoms.
One of the first thing that Sora and Shiro do after becoming king is bet Imanity's Race Piece—meaning that if they lose, Imanity will lose their rights as a sapient species, and no longer be protected from robbery, war, and murder. Worse, what they get if they win is relatively minor in comparison, just some lands that they don't need and lost years ago. Their people are understandably upset about this, and riots break out. Turns out the whole point was to bait the enemy into a game they otherwise wouldn't play, because it would be far too suspicious to pass up such a good bet.
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In The Cambist and Lord Iron, Lord Iron entangles Olaf in one of these.
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The Adventures of Puss in Boots: In the episode "Coin Toss", Dulcinea arguably puts the fate of the world on the line in a final coin toss. Subverted in that said coin is a Two-Headed Coin, but Dulci was the only one who knew that.
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Halcyon Park: In the underground bot fights, betting can easily range into the millions. The cost of building and customizing an illegal bot is enormous, so losing also often means instant bankruptcy at best and debts to vicious loan sharks at worst. Once the cartel enforcers take over, it becomes a blood sport.
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Dofus: The Treasures of Kerubim has Kerub's adventure in Ecaflip City, a massive casino town where literally anything and everything can be wagered. Thanks to his incredible luck, he becomes wealthy enough to challenge the Baron, a legendary gambler who has never lost a game. They bet untold millions of kamas and the private belongings of kings and gods alike on a single hand of poker, but the real stakes came when the Baron raises a dofus, and Kerub calls with his engagement ring, the symbol of his and Lou's love for each other. Heartbreakingly, he loses, and Lou loses her memories of loving him.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer has the occasional scene where some of the show's more benign demons, including Spike, are in a closed-door poker game where the stakes are kittens. Perfectly mundane, live, purring, walking kittens. Not very large stakes in terms of monetary value, but of enormous personal value from the kittens' perspective.
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Soul At Stake: In order to be able to play the game, the gamblers have offered up their souls.
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In one sidestory in GURPS Traveller: Starports there is a bar story about a floating poker game between the top spymasters in the Imperium with pieces of interstellar intelligence as the stakes.
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This was also the way Han got the planet that he took Leia to after "kidnapping" her in the Star Wars Legends novel The Courtship of Princess Leia.
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Part 4 features two examples. Firstly, Josuke challenges Rohan to a game of dice, using dice that are actually a shapeshifting "alien". Unfortunately, the alien has no idea of subtlety, resulting in increasingly improbable rolls. Rohan knows Josuke is cheating, but isn't sure how, and raises the stakes to betting fingers. Rohan almost completely chops off his pinky and says that Josuke can heal it if and only if he can keep cheating successfully, but if Rohan can suss out his trick he'll be chopping off one of Josuke's fingers as punishment note Josuke's Stand Crazy Diamond can restore things to their original state, including injured people, but he can't heal himself so this is a major risk for him. The day is ultimately saved when Rohan's house catches fire due to a misplaced magnifying glass; Josuke quickly heals Rohan while he's distracted and beats a hasty retreat. He walks away with nothing, while Rohan pays 7 million yen to repair his house and his hatred of Josuke gets even stronger.
Later in the series Rohan encounters one of the super-powered assassins created by Yoshikage Kira's father using the Stand Arrow: a boy whose Stand lets him steal another person's Stand if he can beat them three times out of five at Rock-Paper-Scissors. It comes down to the wire, but Rohan wins in the end by physically beating the boy to damage his confidence.
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In The Player of Games the Azad empire is named after their favorite game. Briefly, whoever wins the quadriennial tournament becomes emperor. Uncommonly people even bet limbs or lives on the outcome. The game is meant as a metaphor for life and the psychology of the player, so when a Culture citizen defeats the ministers of state and then the emperor, using the ideas of the Culture, the culture shock is immense.
In Consider Phlebas we're introduced to Damage. Each player brings a team of Lives (mostly depressives, members of suicide cults, and other volunteers) and when the player loses a hand, one of the Lives is killed. When the player runs out of Lives, it's their own life on the line. Oh, and it's played in the most dangerous places in the galaxy - the game we see on-page takes place on a world in the process of being demolished.
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The central setting of Kakegurui has a vast underground gambling scene where millions and occasionally billions of yen are wagered on a daily basis on everything from poker to roulette to rock-paper-scissors. Those who fall deep in debt and can't afford to pay their dues to the Absurdly Powerful Student Council are treated like animals, and (especially in Mary Saotome's case) people who were once friends/associates will turn against the losers on a dime once their debts are made public.
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Despite being based on Yu-Gi-Oh!, most stories from Arc-Ved Protagonists advert this. It is however played straight in "Reluctant Choice" and "Dark Fusion" where at least 1 party is at risk of turning into a card should they loose.
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Halloween Unspectacular X features this as a key part of the story "A House in New Orleans". The titular house is a gambling den that's fairly normal, but the private second level is magically addictive, and even winners are compelled to come back for the thrill over and over, until eventually they run out of money and have to start wagering other things as collateral — things like their memories, their freedom, and finally their souls. Gaz ended up losing all three, being reduced to just another mindless employee of the casino. Dib is made to play for her freedom with his collateral being Gaz's very existence... and one scene break later, he's heading home, having completely forgotten why he was in New Orleans to begin with.
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Around the World in 80 Days: Phileas Fogg wages half his fortune that he can travel around the world in eighty days and expects the other half to be spent on his efforts to win. If he wins, he'll have as much money as he'd have if he never entered the bet. If he loses, he's broke.
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In the exhibition match in Eyeshield 21 between the Deimon Devilbats and the NASA Aliens, Aliens' coach Apollo in response to an embarrassing viral video sent by Devilbats captain Hiruma, furiously announced that if the Aliens doesn't win by more than 10 points, they will never return to America. Hiruma in turn responded that if the Devilbats doesn't win by more than 10 points, they will leave Japan. Of course, Loophole Abuse was in play when the NASA Aliens won but not by a 10 point difference. Apollo changed the name of the team to NASA Shuttles so the NASA Aliens won't be returning to America. And the Devilbats do leave Japan but Hiruma never specified that they wouldn't be returning.
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When Yuusuke's gang broke into Tarukane's mansion to save Yukina, Tarukane invited his friends from the Black Black Club to place bets on the outcome of the eventual fights. When Yusuke and Kuwabara were about to fight the Toguro brothers, Sakyo waged so much on the heroes' victory Tarukane had to risk practically everything he owned in order to accept the bet. Too bad for him the Toguro brothers were actually working for Sakyo. When Team Toguro and Team Urameshi later became the finalists of a tournament, Sakyo and Koenma waged their lives in the fight that decided the tournament. It was not the first time Sakyo bets his life but became the first time he lost. Also, during other stages of the tournament, some other people wagered their wealth and lost.
The word game Kurama plays against Kaito is bet with souls.
The video games against Game Master can count as well. If they don't win quickly, they'll be too late to seal the tunnel to demon world. They don't die or lose as long as they don't quit. By becoming the heroes of the video game brought to life, Yusuke's group can play the game again if they lose but will die if they let it go to game over. Also, Game Master took the place of the Big Bad, meaning that if he loses he'll die, as stated by the video game. Kurama made him realize this to unnerve him and win the game faster.
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The Saw series of films is based entirely around extremely dangerous, torturous games.
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Roald Dahl's "The Man from the South", written in 1948, appeared both on the original show (with Steve McQueen and Peter Lorre) and the 1985 revival (with John Huston and Steven Bauer). It also inspired the segment of Four Rooms mentioned above in Film.
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