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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })As chess is one of the oldest and most famous Turn-Based Strategy games in the western world, games of chess are often used symbolically in media in order to represent war, battles of wits, and similar events. Sometimes this is done directly by the author; other times by the characters themselves (by, e.g., having a conversation about a war over a chess match, using chess as an example).
A very simple such analogy is the Pawn—the expendable, powerless, nameless foot soldier who may, if his actions are brave and his heart is true, become a Queen (although someone more practised at the game may note that the pawn is really a symbol of why you should never overlook apparently powerless people). The pawn may even be an Unwitting Pawn. Also common are the Queen (less honored to the casual observer, but the most powerful and versatile character on the board by far) and the King (not an efficient piece, but his implied capture ends the game.) To extend the metaphor, the Rooks/Castles will be the straightforward, stoic, unmovable lines of defense, while the Bishops are less predictable, more mystical, moving according to divine direction. Knights are less predictable still; they can only move in L-shaped directions, for Pete's sake. But the Knight in Shining Armor imagery clings to them yet; expect them to be bold and daring heroes, if ultimately dispensable for the sake of their sovereign.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })A frequent variant is for the author or a character to explain how the situation is not analogous to chess, but rather to some other game such as Poker, Battleship, or Calvinball.
Compare Chess with Death, The Chessmaster (especially the first section of examples for The Chessmaster, most of which could go here as well), Smart People Play Chess, Xanatos Speed Chess, and Check and Mate. See also Talking Through Technique, which can turn a motif into a message. An Astral Checkerboard Decor is a checkered pattern representing otherworldness.
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Jacob Zotermeer from Honorable Hogwarts has started using these in his dialogue recently. Though he'll still need more Character Development before we know whether he's a Chessmaster or a Magnificent Bastard (the latter is more likely, considering he's inspired by Ben Linus), pre-Villain Decay.
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Kamen Rider Fourze: In keeping with Shun’s role as "King" of the school; naturally, he treats nearly everyone else as a pawn due to his father's Machiavellian upbringing.
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In Trinity War while rummaging through the Justice League's Watchtower, the Atom finds a chess set with the League's members for pieces. The Superman piece has been replaced with a Martian Manhunter piece.
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The Armageddon battle in Wyrm is very clearly structured on a chess game: the infantry are pawns, the cavalry are knights, the black dragon is the black queen, and so on. According to the novel's afterword, the events of the battle specifically correspond to a particular chess game played in 1961 between Tigran Petrosian and Ludek Pachman.
Link to the game.
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As explained in supplimental material for X-Note:
Essi—Queen
Yuon—Knight
Oure—King
Anon—Bishop
Rexus—Rook
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Oliver Parker's film version of Othello has fun with this. Iago (Kenneth Branagh) keeps putting a white queen next to a black king, getting angry, and then throwing the pieces away.
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One of the Nancy Drew games, The Phantom of Venice, uses a chess puzzle in an original way. The central plot of the game is about a ring of criminals who've been stealing priceless Italian artifacts. At one point, Nancy breaks into the private offices of Fango, the ring's Information Broker who gathers data on the group's next heist. Nancy snoops around his computer and discovers that he's an avid chess player—but the games in his log make no logical sense if they're mapped out. It turns out that the matches are actually a secret code that imagines the whole board with a series of letters on twenty-six squares; Fango spells out the addresses of the group's next target this way, and his opponent Scaramuccia, who works as the team's hacker/security system expert, responds by remarking that the chess game reminds her of one she recently saw at some other location. This spot is the drop-off point for the override system that Scaramuccia develops to crack whatever security is guarding the coveted item. Naturally, this turns into a puzzle: Nancy must send the location of a fake heist to set up the ring by playing a game.
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Shadow Hearts
Koudelka's "Formation" screen opts to depict the three main characters as chess pieces. Koudelka is a Queen, Edward is a Knight, and James is (of course) a Bishop.
The Queen's Garden in Covenant has a puzzle around using Chess pieces. The keys to doors are even chess pieces!
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The film Jason and the Argonauts has several scenes where the gods play a chess-like game with pieces representing the heroes and villains of the movie. This is probably the ur-example of the Chess Motif in film.
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In "Liberty's Crusade", a StarCraft novel, Mengsk discusses over a Chess match how he prefers Chess to real war- in Chess both sides are equal at the start, and you don't have to worry about a massive wave of green pieces coming in from the side to suddenly wipe everyone out.
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The Fillmore! episode "Of Slain Kings on Checkered Fields" centers around chess-playing Bad Boy Check Matey receiving death threats.
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Just about everything in Tex Murphy: Overseer revolves around chess, due to both the Well-Intentioned Extremist and the Big Bad being chess nuts. The final puzzle of the game is even a chess match where the player is hopelessly out-manouvered and only one sequence of moves can checkmate the enemy king. Which is probably metaphorical as well.
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Digimon:
In Digimon Savers, the Bridge Bunnies are partnered with two PawnChessmon, which then evolve into other chess-inspired forms: first KnightChessmon, then one becomes RookChessmon and the other BishopChessmon. Their strongest forms (not seen in the show but in other materials) are KingChessmon and QueenChessmon, respectively, but true to the game KingChessmon really isn't capable of much.
In Digimon Xros Wars there is a squadron of PawnChessmon led by a Knightmon. Knightmon has appeared in other incarnations of the show, but is modeled after an actual knight rather than the chess piece so the trope only applies to this incarnation. Dorulumon also gets the special attack "Dorulu Checkmate" when fused with the PawnChessmons. Also, near the end of the series the heroes are challenged to a battle; both sides are provided a castle shaped like a collection of chess pieces which symbolizes how the enemy general making and arranging the challenge thinks he's only playing a game.
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This is how the master-servant devil relationships work in High School D×D. The protagonist, Issei, is the Pawnnote All eight of them., Rias is the King, Akeno is the Queen, Kiba is the Knight, Asia is the Bishop, and Koneko is the Rook. Other characters then join Rias later on to become the other pieces.
The pieces also give the individual an appropriate boost. Bishops are The Medic, Knights are high-speed attackers, Rooks are incredibly strong and durable, and Queens get all the bonuses put together. Pawns are grunts, but can promote to gain the boosts of another piece while behind enemy lines, and Kings have the tactical acumen to make the whole system work.
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The Pegaso set of pins in The World Ends with You does this, with pins like Aqua Pawn, Lightning Rook, Swing Bishop, and Queen's Knight.
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Prototype2: Rooks' call-sign is "Checkmate" and his lieutenant's is "Castle".
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Mark Shallow does this in Antihero for Hire.
Parodied here, by way of Metaphorgotten.
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X-Men: First prominently featured in The Dark Phoenix Saga, the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club ranks its members like this, with White Queen Emma Frost replaced by Black Queen Jean Grey after the former's apparent demise. Sebastian Shaw is the Black King, but the other members' ranks aren't revealed until later. While the New York branch uses white and black with their titles, the London branch uses red and black. And, at one point when Magneto held leadership of the Circle, he used the title Grey King, seeing himself as being between black and white (though another time he held the title of White King).
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Sluggy Freelance
In "K'Z'K", Bun-bun plays at being The Chessmaster — not that successfully — with a chessboard with carved figures representing the characters involved. Zoe then manages to trick him into getting involved and gleefully indulges in a bit of her own chess motifs by acknowledging how she forced a powerful "piece" into position to take out their foe.
In "Full House,"note Yes, there are more than one kinds of game motif in the chapter, the heroes use chess codenames in their secret operations: pawns are various people without much of a theme, the rooks are two allies that supply resources, the knights are two computer hackers, bishops are, well, maybe people in charge of getting others onboard or something, the king is Riff ("our best hope and the biggest target of the other side"), and the queen is Oasis, who is unstable but absolutely deadly and the most important piece in the plan.
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The Rook from Demigod is reminiscent of the Rook chess piece.
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Berserk Abridged: Charlotte asking Griffith how he sees the other Hawks, and he says that they are (paraphrased) "like those pieces in chess which aren't that useful, but later in the game you can sacrifice them to bring a more important piece back to live" (i.e. pawns).
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In Dragonheart, Queen Aislinn is playing chess by herself in a scene where Einon and his men are having a rowdy feast. In the novelization, she spent a lot more time playing it, and only Bowen had seen any value in the game, realizing that it taught strategy.
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English has a number of idioms and words derived from chess, but the most impressive has to be the word "check", all of whose uses derive from chess. A king in check is under serious restrictions, and so is a person or thing "kept in check". From this usage came things like "checkpoint" and "checking your hat at the door", and from that came the notion the when you examine something, you "check on it" or "check it out". Meanwhile, the pattern of the chessboard gives us the word "checkered", and from that, the name of checkers. On other branches of the etymological tree are "cheque"/"check" (as in, the thing that's in the mail right now, I swear) (because accounting in the old days would often be done on a checkered cloth—why do you think the British finance minister is called the Chancellor of the Exchequer?).
So does German (like Hängepartie, Bauernopfer or Zugzwang), and they are more often used incorrect than correct.
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Vampire Knight plays off this motif often. Kaname is figuratively shown as the "chessmaster", while Kiryu Zero is the "knight" (or pawn, depending on your point of view).
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Alphas: Marcus played chess with Rosen in the past, and part of his world view is that every single thing a person does is like a chess move on their part to accomplish a goal.
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In Have Gun – Will Travel, Paladin's card and the design on his gun holster feature a white knight. Richard Boone, his actor, once explained it as "It’s a chess piece, the most versatile on the board. It can move in eight different directions, over obstacles, and it’s always unexpected"
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Two of the memories in Myst IV: Revelation pertain to a Légal Trap that Sirrus fell into.
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In the second game of Death Smiles, the first half of the final stage is covered in chess patterns and contains animated chess pieces as enemies.
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In Disney's Hercules, Hades uses chess pieces shaped like various potential actors in his bid for absolute power.
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The Belgariad, which carries the metaphor into the titles.
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Jennie uses chess pieces to illustrate a military strategy in the lonelygirl15 episode "Cold War Revisited".
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The Paladin Protocol: In a case of Smart People Play Chess, Sheldon covertly declares war by means of a game. Also a Shout-Out to the TV Western series 'Paladin - Have Gun, Will Travel'. Described as a 'knight without armour', this gentleman gunslinger had a chess-piece as his calling card.
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Umineko: When They Cry. Beatrice and Battler are involved in a very elaborate game of chess, with the pieces being the other Ushiromiyas, various witches, and the demons they summon. The WMG page has some speculation about which pieces are which. It has extended references to chess pieces and chess terms, and are also used in proper context. The chessboard has also been alluded to when referring to the various games that Beatrice creates. To the meta-players, check and checkmate hold a very special significance in argument. It also helps that Kinzo's favorite game is chess.
On the other hand, this trope is also somewhat subverted with Kinzo's constant gambling analogies and Kanon's roulette monologue.
And the trend continues in the spinoff Fighting Game Ougon Musou Kyoku, where the rounds open with 1st movement, 2nd movement, etc, and end with "CHECK MATE!". Very appropiate, considering that many players out there see Fighting Games as ''Chess with Reflexes''.
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The Simpsons has this exchange:
Also this one:
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Parodied in Slings & Arrows, which has a hysterically awful production of Romeo and Juliet in which all the characters wear chess piece hats:
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Kanpei Karuda/Goggle Black from Dai Sentai Goggle Five could use some chess pieces as a throwing weapon.
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The Chessmaster from Axis Mundi.
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Alfred J. Kwak: The White Queen feels constrained on the chessboard, despite being the only piece able to move in any direction, and so asks Alfred to show her the world outside.
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In the Sleepwalker arc of Atop the Fourth Wall, Linkara is shown playing chess against himself. This is actually part of him being possessed by the Entity, which is playing elaborate games instead of using its vast power to actually act on its threats because it fears the futility of its own purpose.
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Variation: Shikamaru and Asuma of Naruto use Shōgi as a metaphor for Konoha Village. Shikamaru is a Knight because its unusual movement mirrors his Weak, but Skilled nature and strategic mind. Shikamaru asks if the Hokage would be a King that the lower ranking ninja have to protect, but Asuma says that while he thought that once, in reality, the next generation is the King, since it needs to be protected or else the village has no future. Interestingly, Asuma likens himself to a Pawn, commonly a sacrificial piece.
Even more interestingly, Hidan and Kakuzu's names contain the characters for "bishop" and "rook". Shikamaru manages to outwit and defeat Hidan almost entirely by himself..
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Prince Vladimir in the Nightfall (Series) uses chess metaphors when he teaches Myra how to play the power games at court.
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In Digimon Xros Wars there is a squadron of PawnChessmon led by a Knightmon. Knightmon has appeared in other incarnations of the show, but is modeled after an actual knight rather than the chess piece so the trope only applies to this incarnation. Dorulumon also gets the special attack "Dorulu Checkmate" when fused with the PawnChessmons. Also, near the end of the series the heroes are challenged to a battle; both sides are provided a castle shaped like a collection of chess pieces which symbolizes how the enemy general making and arranging the challenge thinks he's only playing a game.
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Edracian and the Eldar Farseer in Secret War seem to love to call Attelus their "pawn".
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Fullmetal Alchemist:
Roy Mustang refers to his most loyal subordinates as chess pieces. Riza is his queen; he himself is the king, Havoc is the knight, Fuery is the pawn, Breda is the rook, and Fahlman is the bishop. Gives him a woobie moment when Fuhrer Bradley splits them up, sending Roy's men to distant outposts where they can't aid him and keeping Riza as his own personal assistant (read: hostage).
Also, the Big Bad represents all the current people involved in his plans with chibi versions of them as pieces on a chess board on his desk. This turns out not to be just a motif though, as the board is the true center of his nationwide transmutations circle (a trick he used before).
Jean Havoc is the knight in Mustang's chess-themed unit. The knight has the most unique moves and can do things that other pieces can't.
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RWBY: The relics Ozpin picks for the test take the form of large chess pieces in matching pairs of white (which are actually gold-coloured) and black. Team RWBY took the White Knight, Team JNPR took the White Rook, and Team CRDL took the Black Bishop.
At the end of Episode 16 Qrow sends Ozpin the cryptic message "QUEEN HAS PAWNS". After much speculation among the fandom, this turned out to refer to Cinder as a Pawn, with Salem (the Narrator) as the Queen.
Near the end of Volume 3, the broadcast of the Vytal Festival is hijacked and replaced with an image of a black queen chess piece, demonstrating Salem's attack on the Kingdom of Vale, and the eventual Fall of Beacon.
In Volume 7, General Ironwood returns to his office, only to find a physical version of the black queen chess piece on his desk. Ruby notices that it was made of glass, and deduces that Cinder had made it into Atlas, due to her ability to make manipulate molten glass.
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The Turkish Gambit: The "gambit", as reflected in the title and explained by Anwar towards the end. A "gambit" in chess is a maneuver in which one sacrifices a piece to gain a strategic advantage. Anwar uses this metaphor to explain how he is prepared to sacrifice his own country, Turkey, to deal a blow to Russian power.
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From Russia with Love: chess-champion Kronstein turns out to be a SPECTRE agent, and uses chess analogies in their latest plan to outwit and destroy 007.
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Spiral: In the manga volume #11.
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Dungeon Keeper Ami: Ami's first dungeon has one, with the "white and black chequerboard pattern of the floor [and] the bas-reliefs of chess figures on the walls."
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Ron in Harry Potter plays chess, and this is a major plot point in the climax of the first book. There aren't any obvious metaphorical implications, which just means this was fertile ground for a number of (now mostly jossed) Epileptic Trees. The most spectacular example is probably the Knight-to-King theory (which, in brief, uses the chess game to conclude that Dumbledore is actually a time-travelled version of Ron).
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The cats from The Book of Night with Moon have their own strategy game depending on position, ownership of people and things, etc.
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A Dilbert strip has the Pointy-Haired Boss giving chess pieces to his underlings, symbolizing that they're "all on the same team". Unfortunately, he gives them all pawns. He later quips, "I'm saving the rooks for bonus day."
Another comic had Dilbert complain to his boss about being moved to a different cubicle with 'I bet another manager wants that cubicle. I bet we are all just pawn in your game.' It ended with the boss doing it anyway, and enforcing a new dresscode: Pawn-costumes. The dialogue at the end suggest that the PHB and another manager were playing an actual game of chess, using the cubicles as fields, and moving the employees as chesspieces by assigning them to new cubicles.
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Harry invokes this in Cold Days after defeating Summer Knight Fix and declares, "Knight takes Knight. Check."
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The last three episodes of Bullet in the Face in spades.
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Only in the beginning of Future Diary, when a DEAD END is compared to a Checkmate. This is why it was such a big deal that Yuki survived; it wasn't meant to be possible.
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The 80s rock musical Chess is pretty much all about this. In particular, "Prologue (The Story of Chess)" has what it describes as a "vague report" — and then goes into detail about a prince whose advisers had no clue about how a mother's mind works.
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Used in Cowboy Bebop, as a villain set up a plan to ruin the faster-than-light system, and gave his henchmen chess pieces to tell the company that he was behind it. However, he was too senile after the fifty years it took for the plan to get going, and he ends up doing nothing but playing chess all day. The last one is used by his "benefactor," an electronic chess board manufacturer whose "super-awesomely advanced AI system" is actually just an Internet connection to the old man's chess machine.
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Barely noticeable in the first book of Incarceron, but emphasized more in Sapphique.
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Whateley Universe: The Chessmaster uses a lot of these, shockingly enough given his name. His normal Mooks are called the Chessmen (cyborgs), his backup are the Rooks (floating Dalek type things), his battlefield planning table is the Chessboard, and all his plans are various gambits, openers etc.
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As with the show quite a bit of this in Code Geass Colorless Memories with chess being played in a few chapters by Lelouch and Rai and in one chapter chapter 22 Surt has a chess set of one side gold (his side full) and the other blue (two pieces) hinting at whats to come as shown in chapter 25 with stage two and Rai and e.e.'s plan about to begin and Lelouch makes a comment in chapter 26 the Rai is a chess piece that you won't find on the board whatever than means chapter 30 plays with this again as Surt has two chess sets one black and white and his blue and gold set from chapter 22.
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Edgar's squadron in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy has formations based on chess piece names.
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Discworld:
There are several mentions of the gods playing a chess-like game with the fates of men (as well as at least one claim that gods actually prefer games like Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders to chess). In actuality the game is closer to Dungeons & Dragons, which makes perfect sense considering their 'gameboard' is a full-on Medieval European Fantasy (with a good bit of Cloud Cuckooland mixed in, of course).
Many mortal characters with the game Thud. Obviously, Thud!! contains the most blatant examples of this.
In The Last Hero, Cohen is compared to a pawn that has made all its way up the board.
Small Gods: Bishops move diagonally. That's why they often turn up where they're not expected...
Death, on the other hand, doesn't like chess much, in subversion of expectation. He can never remember how the little horse-shaped ones move. In fact, Death seems to have trouble with games in general. In The Light Fantastic, Twoflower is shown to have only limited success teaching the Four Horsemen how to play Contract Bridge.
Vimes hates Chess:
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Echoes:
Gara/The Rook.
Kazama/The Pawn (Because of his potential) and the Queen.
Naruko/The Rook and the Queen.
Sasori/The Knight.
Chibaku/The Knight.
Kakashi/The Bishop.
Zabuza/The Rook.
Haku/The Bishop.
Yugito/The Bishop.
Tsukiyomi/The Knight.
Susanoo/The Rook.
Amaterasu/The Bishop.
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The PawnChessmons from Digimon Xros Wars AU 02.
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In episode 3 of Beware the Batman, a villain called 'Anarchy' challenges Batman via two not-so-bright artists. After a game of chess with Bruce, Alfred remarks the two thugs are pawns and 'Anarchy', who looks like Batman in every way but is dressed fully in white, later remarks that he and Batman are the kings of their respective colours.
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Lost to Dust: Salem says Ozpin is a King because he is so weak that he needs others to do his dirty work for him, yet his side will fall if he falls. She says she is a Queen because she is the most powerful and her side will win in the end, even if she has to fall in a gambit to do it.
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The Bishop has magic-based abilities, notably Mass Teleportation, and he often appears out of nowhere many times over. His best attack pins his opponent, leaving them unable to counterattack. As an official vizier, the Bishop serves as the main adviser to Solustro, and his influence can be shown by the decisions and directions that Solustro takes.
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World of Warcraft has the Chess Event in the original Karazhan raid. It plays sort of like Battle Chess, except the rules of chess really don't apply. Each player in the raid has to assume control of one side of chess pieces, and fight the opposing side (controlled by Mediv, the antagonist of the scenario) and defeat Mediv's king, which in this case, is the strongest piece. Unfortunately, the pieces move with vehicular controls, making it difficult until you get used to it, and Mediv cheats, casting spells at random times to heal or buff his pieces or with damaging magic.
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Averted in The Adventures of Dr. McNinja: the doctor specifically refers to a fight as a game of battleship and not chess.
Chess is a little too "Rooky, Pawny" for his tastes.
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An episode of The Daily Show after Barack Obama's inauguration featured this exchange between Jon Stewart and his interviewee, openly gay bishop Gene Robinson.
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Quite frequently in Revolver, with the similarity between chess and cons being a pervasive theme.
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In the The Wild Wild West episode The Night Of The Hangman Artie uses a chessboard to map out the crime scene and takes some trouble to choose an appropriately symbolic chess piece for each participant.
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X-Men: First Class: Charles and Erik are seen playing chess a few times. The one move that is actually shown is Erik taking Charles' Queen with his King. The chess game is almost directly followed by scenes showing that Erik is able to understand Raven and consider her natural blue state beautiful while Charles does not. At the end of the movie, Raven, Charles' foster sister and closest ally, leaves Charles' side and joins Erik in his anti-human agenda. Oddly enough, the villains of this movie are the Hellfire Club, which used chess pieces as rank names in the comics, but this isn't addressed in the movie.
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In the Relativity story "Master Blankard's Pawn", a villain named Rasmas commits a series of chess-themed crimes. At the end of the story he reveals that he's been receiving messages encoded in chess moves from another villain, Master Blankard, who's currently in jail and having his communications monitored.
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Shiro from Archipelago Exodus.
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The conflict in Homestuck between Prospit and Derse is essentially a gigantic chess match that gets more complicated with each prototyping. This spoileriffic video shows it best. See also Vimes above. This explains why PM gets her Awesome Moment of Crowning as a reward for making it all the way to Derse and back on her mission. She was a pawn that got promoted to a queen, a legitimate rule in chess if the pawn manages to reach the opposite side of the board.
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One of the many mysterious themes in Don't Starve, it’s present here in the form of Clockwork Bishops, Clockwork Knights, and a single Clockwork Rook, all of whom guard the Teleportato to the next world in both Sandbox and Adventure Mode.
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Robin and Macaw from Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. They were named Bishop and Rook in the UK.
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Red from A Game of Chance. His trinket is a red bishop, hence his name.
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Gentlemen of Fortune: There is a chessboard in prison cell (!) and Sad Sack wins a few games with random guy to get civilian clothes for himself after the prison break.
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James Bond:
From Russia with Love: chess-champion Kronstein turns out to be a SPECTRE agent, and uses chess analogies in their latest plan to outwit and destroy 007.
Variation in Casino Royale (2006), with casino and poker motifs.
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The spy organization Checkmate in The DCU, which classifies their agents by chess pieces and uses the White and Black sides to counteract each other.
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Black Butler uses many chess motifs. Ciel is a Chess Master who refers to himself as the King and Sebastian as his Knight. Not to mention that the series has chess-based imagery throughout it such as this page and this page from the manga. The anime has more of this later in the series, including some in the new opening animation with Sebastian kneeling on a large chess board before a black King piece that turns to dust to reveal Ciel.
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The Red Queen’s castle in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is designed around chess pieces (which oddly enough are silver instead of red), and she likes to use game metaphors: "setting up the board", "change of hand", etc.
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In The Gotham Rogues, Riddler and Bane both have chess boards in their lairs; Riddler's even has the pieces on one side altered to represent specific members of the Batman Rogues Gallery
Regarding Joker and Harley's representation as Bishops:
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Skill Points in Resident Evil 6 are obtained by collecting chess pieces. Higher value pieces are worth more points.
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: The various possible double agents are all assigned chess pieces with photographs taped to them.
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Last Exile uses chess terms liberally. Actual games of chess are seen frequently as well. Dio, especially, seems fond of the game; he's even playing it the first time he appears in the series.
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To a small extent in Cloudscratcher. Alice has a quite a few similarities in role to the Queen, naturally making The Captain the King, Burt and Sally being Rooks and Sogaat a Bishop.
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In the first game of Broken Sword, there's a puzzle involving a chessboard which reveals a hidden chalice from de Vasconcellos' mausoleum.
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The DS localization of Dragon Quest V is full of these. The Big Bad Grandmaster Nimzo is named after a chess grandmaster, his minions after the pieces, and their organization is named the Order of Zugzwang.
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Prince John and his retainer share exposition over a game of chess in Ivanhoe.
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm contains a chess metaphor to describe just how far Emperor Arcturus is willing to go to take out Kerrigan—spoken by his own son, who's on a ship being attacked by his father's forces:
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Ryuuma from Super Dangan Ronpa Zero down to his very hairstyle.
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Tribe Twelve presents the Collective with each member represented by a chess piece.
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It Takes a Thief (1968): "The Great Chess Gambit", strangely enough. The episode features Al getting into a chess match with the Villain of the Week, and several comparisons are made between their chess moves and the activities of the American and Russian agents vying for that episode's McGuffin.
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A season 2 arc of Mr. Robot has Elliot and Mr. Robot playing each other in chess for ultimate control over the other. Each time, despite the astronomical odds, they reach a stalemate, which leads Elliot to the conclusion that he cannot live without his alter-ego.
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Uteria, Uterio's gender-flipped Shattered Mirror counterpart in BZPB, owns a chessboard, and moves the pieces in accordance with troop movements.
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The Chessmaster from AdventureQuest has been shown using a chess board to represent ongoing plans, and has mused onscreen as to whether the player is better represented by a bishop or a rook.
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A battle in Shining Force II takes place on a chess board. The pieces move like regular enemies though.
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Obadiah Stane was a big fan of these during his arc in Iron Man, naming his mooks the Chessmen. An expensive chess set appears on his desk in the movie as a callback to this.
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In Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition, certain maneuvers for Martial powers have Chess names like the Rogue maneuver 'Kings Castle' and the Warlord maneuver 'Knight's Move'.
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Used in the opening of Age of Empires II. Two kings are playing a game of chess, and the pieces fade in and out from "real" military events, each represented by different pieces till it all comes into a big castle siege. And then the last soldier standing (or kneeling, rather), drops a chess piece - a king - out of his hands.
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In the X-Men Film Series, Xavier and Magneto play chess frequently. Since the former is the Big Good and the latter is the Big Bad of the franchise, Charles usually plays the white side while Erik has the black pieces.
X-Men: Professor X and Magneto play chess in the latter's prison cell, and Xavier wins the match, which parallels the X-Men's victory over the Brotherhood earlier in the story.
X-Men: The Last Stand: Magneto holds back Pyro, The Dragon, and sends in the Mooks, saying "in chess, the pawns go first." note Apparently, Magneto has never heard of the Reti opening, which starts with a knight move and is fairly popular on professional levels. After the first wave gets mowed down, he adds "that's why the pawns go first." After being depowered, a civilian-dressed Lehnsherr is seen playing chess by himself in a park (he refuses to play with someone else because he is grieving over Xavier's death), and concentrating on the metal chess pieces. One moves, ever so slightly, and then the credits roll.
X-Men: First Class: Charles and Erik are seen playing chess a few times. The one move that is actually shown is Erik taking Charles' Queen with his King. The chess game is almost directly followed by scenes showing that Erik is able to understand Raven and consider her natural blue state beautiful while Charles does not. At the end of the movie, Raven, Charles' foster sister and closest ally, leaves Charles' side and joins Erik in his anti-human agenda. Oddly enough, the villains of this movie are the Hellfire Club, which used chess pieces as rank names in the comics, but this isn't addressed in the movie.
X-Men: Days of Future Past: During the plane ride to Paris, Erik tries to convince Charles to play chess for old time's sake; the latter refuses at first (it's an indicator of their practically non-existent friendship), but eventually relents. Xavier tells him, "You have the first move," a rare instance where Lehnsherr is assigned the white side for the game, which apparently symbolizes that he's on the X-Men's team. The first thing Magneto does once they reach the Parisian hotel is betray them.
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Smallville: Checkmate, an agency introduced in Season 9 that attempts to weaponize superpowered beings, uses chess terms and puns. Their leaders are codenamed White Queen and Black King, Mooks are called pawns, etc. Their base even has black and white squares all over the place. All agents are assigned a chess-themed codename (Pawn, Knight, Rook, etc.) that denotes their rank within the organization. Moreover, Checkmate itself is split into two halves — intelligence (headed by the White Queen) and field operations (under the Black King).
Martha Kent/The Red Queen in Season 9's "Hostage."
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Addressed by Zera himself in Litchi Hikari Club, invoked by Tamiya.
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The Lion in Winter:
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Crashers in Weiß Kreuz are codenamed after chess pieces: Knight, Bishop, Rook, and Pawn. King is their boss, and Queen is The Handler.
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The Set from The Poster Children, consisting of the Queen (Amira), the Rook (Corbin), and the Knight (John). Also, little pictures of chess pieces break the gap between POV switches.
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Kingdom Hearts III uses chess boards and chess like pieces to show Master Xehanort planning his moves and there is a lot of black and white squares on character's outfits. However the pieces are each one of a kind, topped with a symbol that represents a character (Sora's pieces is topped by his crown, Luxord has his die, etc), and we haven't seen how the pieces move yet.
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The chess equivalent in Avatar: The Last Airbender is Pai Sho. A parallel can be drawn between Iroh- an old, overweight, disgraced ex-prince- and his favorite playing piece, the White Lotus. Most people consider it weak and of little value, but can be cleverly used to create an unexpected strategy.
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The Walking Dead:
As "Brian" teaches Megan chess in Live Bait, the lessons that you can lose all your pawns but win the war, and that victory is only ensured by capturing the king, are highly relevant. The white king even has a little eyepatch drawn on, and White moves first in chess.
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Halo: As first revealed in Halo: The Fall of Reach, Cortana's first words in her life were "The king and the pawn go in the same box" in Italian. This is an actual proverb.
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In the Mass Effect 3 "Omega" DLC, General Oleg Petrovsky uses a chessboard to illustrate Aria and Shepard's movements and their progressive assault on the station. Regardless of Petrovsky's fate after the final mission, Aria will gift Shepard with his chessboard as a cabin accessory.
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Scattered throughout the first half of Mothers and Daughters in Cerebus the Aardvark. The most explicit is the final mental meeting between Suenteus Po and Cerebus, where they play chess in a kind of trippy astral experience and each piece and its move are compared to a character in the story and how being around Cerebus affected them. The symbolism of this extends past the actual "game", as Suenteus Po realizes that he made a mistake in the game, revealed by Sim to be Cerebus' "magnifier" at work.
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The Cruxshadows’s "The 8th Square".
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Power Rangers Mystic Force and Mahou Sentai Magiranger have a chessboard-based mecha cockpit. Neither series really gives a reason for it, though the Mystic Rangers think they're being encouraged to "think strategically". Both teams (particularly the Magirangers) also use it as a reason to use "Checkmate!" as a Bond One-Liner.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past: During the plane ride to Paris, Erik tries to convince Charles to play chess for old time's sake; the latter refuses at first (it's an indicator of their practically non-existent friendship), but eventually relents. Xavier tells him, "You have the first move," a rare instance where Lehnsherr is assigned the white side for the game, which apparently symbolizes that he's on the X-Men's team. The first thing Magneto does once they reach the Parisian hotel is betray them.
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Caissa from Commedia likes to use them.
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David from Killer Is Dead.
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Pet Project: Most memorably after Hermione realizes that they should be playing checkers, not chess, since checkers allows for many pieces to be taken off the board in one move
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The Westing Game:
Sixteen heirs, or eight pairs, which Theo notices is the same as the number of pawns in a game of chess.
Sam Westing, as well as being The Chessmaster, is reputed to be extremely skilled at the actual game of chess.
Judge Ford recalls that during her final chess game with Sam Westing, he tricked her into letting him checkmate by giving her the opportunity to take his queen. She later draws a parallel between the "Queen's Sacrifice" and the Westing Game, since exposing Crow as a murderer would distract most of the heirs from the real objective.
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Explicitly stated in Cypher. Sebastian Rooks is the, er, Rook with Morgan Sullivan being the Pawn. The clever part is the Pawn becoming the Rook when he reaches the reaches the metaphorical end of the board. The two opposing technology corporations, DigiCorp and Sunway Systems, are also color-coded as the opposing sides of a chess board, with DigiCorp being black, and Sunway Systems white.
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In The Castle in the Attic William gets the idea for shrinking Mrs. Phillips when he holds a pawn in his hand.
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Freespace: "Why did we attack the Iceni? Why did we destroy that cargo? I can live with being a pawn if the game makes sense."
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In The Lord of the Rings, Gandalf describes the coming war in chess terms: "The board is set, and the pieces are moving [...] But the Enemy has the move, and he is about to open his full game. And pawns are likely to see as much of it as any, Peregrin son of Paladin, soldier of Gondor. Sharpen your blade!"
The strategy used against Sauron also translates quite well into chess. The good guys launch a final desperate attack on Mordor that they know won't succeed. However, the true purpose is simply to attract the attention of Sauron so that he doesn't notice the pair of hobbits as they sneak past his lines and get into position to checkmate him.
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In New Vindicators when Michuru and Halogen play a game of chess they debate on which students are which pieces.
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Used in the Star Trek fanfic Atlas—Kirk explains the set-up of the Big Bad's organization to Spock while they're playing chess. Basically, everyone is considered a pawn, except for The Dragon (a rook) and the Big Bad herself (the Queen). the Big Bad later uses this motif to let Spock know that she just kidnapped Kirk. While they were in adjacent rooms.
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Venus from Predormitum.
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Kamen Rider:
In Kamen Rider Kiva, the four leaders of the Fangire race, called the Checkmate Four, go by the names Bishop, Rook, Queen and King. Naturally, King is The Chessmaster.
In the Kamen Rider Double episode The B Carried On The Wind Suzuko has been teaching Maru shogi for some time. Not just for games, but as the Zone Dopant she can manipulate the battlefield like a chessboard.
Kamen Rider Fourze: In keeping with Shun’s role as "King" of the school; naturally, he treats nearly everyone else as a pawn due to his father's Machiavellian upbringing.
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In Mega Man: Defender of the Human Race, Mr. Black has an unfinished chess game in his hideout. It's one with his wife that he never finished.
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In Gargoyles, Xanatos and Fox play both a literal and figurative game of chess with the clan (pieces belong to Fox) and a group of bad guys known as the Pack (played by Xanatos) because they can (their inclusion in the story serves very little to the plot). The figurative and literal games seem to take a turn favoring Xanatos, when Fox tells him not to be so certain. Cue a public service announcement sponsored by Fox that, through clever drops of the right words, leads the clan to the location of a captured Goliath, Hudson, and Bronx thus defeating the Pack. Off screen, Fox makes a move that places Xanatos in checkmate.
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In Jewel of Darkness, the mysterious leader of the White Glove apparently has a thing for chess, as he gives Jinx a pawn to show that while he values her, she's really not that important to him. He's also later shown playing an actual game of chess with Vandal Savage, who warns him that predicting people is not as easy as predicting moves in chess.
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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Jean-Michel Roger uses a chess board when making his plans, so naturally a few chess motifs show up. Interestingly, all the motifs are from Rodger's perspective and the roles each person is given reflects his views, not necessarily their real-life significance. For example, Yuya is portrayed as a pawnnote  later upgraded to a knight when Roget realizes his skill, while another character like Reiji might value Yuya more (due to his unidentified magical power and apparently having an important father).
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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality: Frequent references to someone's "game," "pieces," "pawns," and "sacrifice" (in the context of sacrificing a piece to further one's political game, not magic rituals that require sacrifice).
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In The Traitor Game, the eponymous game is Evgard's version of chess where betrayals play a key role, just as they do in the story. Also, Michael is described as "playing a game that no one else knows the rules to" by Francis.
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In the second Death Note movie, Light and L are playing a friendly game of chess while locked in a separate, heated mind game. Light wins the match. His response later when he pulls one over on L? Checkmate.
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The Lymond Chronicles. The books are called The Game of Kings, Queen's Play, The Disorderly Knights, Pawn in Frankincense, The Ringed Castle, and Checkmate.
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The 4th season episode of Lexx which has a literal chess game between Kai and Prince.
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In one episode of Monk, the killer was a genius grand master chess player. As he's being arrested, he tries to complement Monk on being the better player. Monk reprimands him for treating real human lives as a game, but consents to a victorious "Checkmate."
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Ranks within the Central Headquarters of Espionage for the Secret Service in Villains & Vigilantes.
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In New Hope University: Major In Murder, Saya Wild, the protagonist and the Ultimate Chess Grandmaster, assigns herself each of her 15 classmates a chess piece to indicate how she sees them, not necessarily their role in the game.
King: Saya herself.
Queen: Ashley.
Rooks: Earl, Barrett and Katy.
Bishops: Rodrigo, Jane and Rocky.
Knights: Lucina, JP, Therion and Nicole.
Pawns: Juliet, Bepi, Morgan and Emily.
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In a Batman: The Animated Series episode, the Riddler trapped Batman in a virtual reality simulator. At one point, Riddler had Batman chase him across a giant chessboard, only to have the squares slowly disappear beneath Batman's feet. Robin deduced that Riddler was playing with Batman's nickname The Dark Knight, and that in order to avoid disappearing squares, Batman had to move like a knight; two forward, one to the side.
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Okwe and Guo Yi from Dirty Pretty Things are fond of playing chess with each other, and at one point the latter makes an analogy between the game and Okwe's situation.
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Rupert and Bill in Gameland.
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In Radiant Historia chess pieces can be worn as stat boosting accessories. Pawn is the first and King is the best.
Also, the Black and White Chronicles can be seen as opposing chess masters, trying to outmaneuver the other.
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The Rook: Pawns are powered indivduals that don't hold Court office. The Court offices are Rooks, Chevaliers (Knights), and Bishops. King and Queen had to be changed to "Lord and Lady" so as not to offend the actual royalty. One of the protagonists has a rant about how foolish this is — the Bishops aren't actually ecclesiastical, sometimes the Lord or Lady ends up being the wrong gender because that's just who the Court needs filling the role, and in general having two people in each job is a recipe for coordination problems.
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The factions respective strategists in Koihime†Musou are often shown playing Xiangqi, the Chinese version of chess. One's skill at Xiangqi is used to demonstrate intelligence and level of strategic ability.
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Gabriel Knight: Near the end of GK3, there's a puzzle involving a chessboard. In order to solve it, Gabriel must move in the style of the Knight piece.
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Through the Looking-Glass takes this rather farther than most, to the point of having all the events represented by actual chess moves. It also has an interesting variant, in that the two sides are called White and Red. It's not merely that the pieces are white and red (which is not unknown); by convention, the two sides in chess are referred to as White and Black even if the physical pieces used are other colors.
The Red Queen from this book is often confused with the Queen of Hearts from the first Alice book. They are, in fact, wholly different characters, though they get merged in some adaptations. This results in an egregious mixed metaphor in the 2010 film version: the White Queen's army of chess pieces fights the Red Queen (of Hearts)'s army of playing cards.
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It's been proposed that all the personalities in Killer7 correspond to different chess pieces. Kun Lan and Harman are definitely playing a literal chess game, and possibly a figurative one as well. Read this for more details.
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It shows up from time to time in early Excalibur.
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D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers: During d'Artagnan's audience with the Cardinal they play chess. Richelieu praises d'Artagnan for stalemating.
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In Robin Hood the Sheriff of Nottingham was occasionally seen fiddling with a chess set.
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Warren Waddlesworth from Albus Potter Series.
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Where Are We Going?: A plays a brief game with Elliott, to show him he's outmatched.
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Several puzzles in both The 7th Guest and 11th Hour utilize chess pieces, usually requiring the player to swap the white and black pieces' positions.
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Star Trek: The Original Series:
Episode The Corbomite Maneuver. The Enterprise is trapped by an alien spaceship and facing destruction.
Spock plays chess on a special three-dimensional board with three playing levels.
In Whom Gods Destroy, Kirk implemented chess moves as code phrases to prevent unauthorized transports from a mental hospital. "Queen to queen's level three." "Queen to king's level one."
Kirk himself plays 3D chess extremely well - often better than Spock. This is not necessarily unreasonable: Vulcans may be capable of superhuman feats of calculation, but calculation alone is no way to win at chess. Even computers cannot exhaustively analyse all positions to checkmate as the number of possible positions increases far too rapidly with increasing levels of look-ahead. Kirk, as with strong players of the real game, could merely have a superior talent for focusing on the relevant, known to chessplayers as "Sight of the Board".
Spock's talent for chess comes in handy in Court Martial, where it allows him to deduce that the computer has been tampered with.
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In Murderer's Row Simmons attempts to explain the situation with Church during episode 100 with a chess metaphor. However, he doesn't have any chess pieces on hand and ends up using playing cards instead to represent the 'pieces.'
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In Devil May Cry 3, there are a group of enemies through the game with a Chess motif.
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Sasaki Akira from Mahou Shoujo Troper Magica.
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Cardinal Richelieu from The Three Musketeers (2011).
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For Silvanoier the chess-lover in Knights in the Nightmare.
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Lawrence III in Pokémon 2000 movie had his map set up like a chessboard. The plot was indeed quite chess-like in that he captured the three Legendary Birds to bring out the bigger prize, Lugia...or so he thought. In reality, the "Beast of the Sea" was an underwater current that had been causing the storm.
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In The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery, the show-within-the-show whodunnit uses chess motifs to an exaggerated extent. The setting is a remote country house named Checkmate Manor, decorated with black-and-white check patterns. It is home to the Bishop family, their cousins the Kings and the Rooks, and the butler Pawn and maid Regine. The murderer marks his kills with chess pieces that match the name of the person he kills.
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Miss Censordoll from Moral Orel has a miniature model of Moralton and its inhabitants so she can evoke this trope. Also to play God.
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Repeatedly parodied in Futurama.
One of Zapp Brannigan's character-establishing lines is "In the game of chess, you can never let your adversary see your pieces."
"We hit that bullseye, and the rest of the dominoes fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."
The episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" has: "We're just pawns in his diabolical game of checkers!"
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All over the place in Nemesis, and a favorite of Brent's.
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In the music video for D’s "In the name of justice"; the chess board and pieces are supposed to represent a battle plan.
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In the "Hartsfield's Landing" episode of The West Wing, Bartlet plays simultaneous chess with a few of the main characters during a foreign policy crisis with China over Taiwan which he clearly was thinking of as a metaphorical chess match.
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Sword of Truth: Show up in The Omen Machine, with the titular contraption's prophecies "Queen takes pawn," and "Pawn takes queen." Most of the main characters don't recognize them at first, as in this 'verse, Chess is an obscure game played only in the far reaches of the empire.
Also, the Caro-Kann River, named after a moderately common chess opening.
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David Levinson in Independence Day is a chess player. He constantly uses chess analogies to describe the alien invasion.
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Code Geass: actually pretty much all of it. Rather tellingly, the King and Queen pieces in the show's chess set were explicitly modeled on Lelouch and C.C. respectively.
Lelouch specifically identifies as the Black King, symbolizing his acceptance of corruption and evil in order to bring good. On the other hand, the black king can symbolize Lelouch's pride, or shall we say arrogance, in that he lets his opponent, the white king, have the first move. Further, just as the king is the most important piece on the board, yet not very effective at taking enemy pieces, Lelouch is a below-average giant robot pilot, his skills little better than a mook's, but he's the glue that holds the Black Knights together and if they lose him, they lose everything. Overall, it is a major source of symbolism in the series, as it appears during Lelouch's "Obey Me World" speech.
Kallen is the Queen, being Lelouch's bodyguard. Lelouch's designation for her is "Q-1", and she's the ace of the Black Knights, just as the queen is the most powerful piece on the chessboard. Contrast that with Lelouch being simultaneously the most important and one of the weakest pieces (in reference to his poor physical endurance).
Suzaku Kururugi is an idealistic young man who uses his erratic and acrobatic movements to take his opponents by surprise. Appropriately enough, he's made a knight halfway through the first series. Like chess knights, he is the only enemy who poses a serious threat to the opposing Queen, that is, Kallen, as the two of them are pitted against each other repeatedly throughout the series (Kallen eventually proves the strongest but it does not prevent her side from losing).
Schneizel uses the White King, but is actually even more evil than Lelouch. No, setting up a giant Kill Sat does not create world peace.
Schneizel's aide Kanon, who jokes he is his aide "both personal and private", is probably the White Queen in the extended metaphor.
The method Mao uses to prove his superiority to Lelouch.
Pawns: just about all of the Black Knights (except Kallen).
The Humongous Mecha in the series are called Knightmare Frames, named after a type of fairy chess piece (also called a nightrider or unicorn).
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Played straight to a tee in the first arc of Chain Reaction Iron Revolution.
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LacunaCoils video for "I Forgive(But I Won't Forget Your Name" features singer Cristina Scabbia playing chess (and winning) against the other (male) band members.
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In Night Moves, private investigator Harry Moseby takes a little chess board with him wherever he goes. He shows someone part of a game played by K. Emmrich and Bruno Moritz in 1922, where Moritz could have won by sacrificing his queen and making three knight moves, but he didn't see it and lost the game. (This symbolizes Harry's own inability to see what's really going on in the mystery he's investigating until it's too late.)
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The whole plot of The Eight.
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During Anjou's and Nathalie's first battle in Nobility, they consistently refer to all of the fighters as chess pieces.
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In his speech to the crew in The Hunt for Red October, Captain Ramius describes the naval portion Cold War as a game of chess against the Americans.
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Grandmaster Rodamus from Pokémon Reborn is apparently vey good at chess and his gym has you attempt to checkmate the enemy king to get to the next room. He also talks about El putting himself in check when he kidnaps his Gossip Gardevior.
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Magic: The Gathering: White Knight and Black Knight, of course.
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Early on in Assassins, Rath examines an incomplete chess game between him and his former partner Nikolai after Bain whispers "Bishop takes Rook Pawn". The move turns out to be the Greek gift sacrifice, a powerful attack. This foreshadows that Rath is an Unwitting Rook Pawn, and his original opponent is The Chessmaster.
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Teen Titans: During the climax of season five's Story Arc, the Brain and Monsieur Mallah play a game of chess. Mallah represents the Titans, the Brain represents... well, himself. The game is frighteningly accurate as to how everything goes down.
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Many of Parasol’s attack names in Skullgirls are named after Chess, such as Queen's Gambit.
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In Silent Bomber, Benoit the final boss uses chess analogies the whole game. Then right before the climactic showdown with him, you fight lots of chess pieces on a chess board in what is probably the hardest moment in the game, except for maybe the fight with Benoit himself
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Rosario + Vampire features Mako Yakumaru, Puppet Master of the Anti-Schooler monstrels. When she is shown 'behind the scenes', the background is a chessboard from the pawn's point of view. When her control over Moka is broken, the chess pieces are shown mid-fall.
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Done in the Paradox Trilogy. The titles of the books, Fortune's Pawn, Honor's Knight, and Heaven's Queen, reference chess pieces of increasing value, reflecting protagonist Devi's rise in importance from a mere pawn in the first book to bearing the fate of the galaxy in the last. Devi also notices that Creepy Child Ren often plays chess games by herself. Ren always sets up the board with the black queen already captured; this represents Maat's imprisonment.
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Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal. Returning Crusader plays Chess with Death!
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White Knight and Black Knight in Generator Rex. Black Knight even has her personal army of Black Pawns.
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X-Men: The Last Stand: Magneto holds back Pyro, The Dragon, and sends in the Mooks, saying "in chess, the pawns go first." note Apparently, Magneto has never heard of the Reti opening, which starts with a knight move and is fairly popular on professional levels. After the first wave gets mowed down, he adds "that's why the pawns go first." After being depowered, a civilian-dressed Lehnsherr is seen playing chess by himself in a park (he refuses to play with someone else because he is grieving over Xavier's death), and concentrating on the metal chess pieces. One moves, ever so slightly, and then the credits roll.
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In Suikoden Tierkreis, robotic enemies called Pawns start appearing after the battle with Valfred at Rarohenga, followed by more and more robotic enemies as you approach The Very Definitely Final Dungeon, which has nothing but enemies with names like Pawn, Rook, Bishop, and Queen (and some non-robotic Knights). The Final Boss? The One King. Yeah, exactly.
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Plenty in the Leverage episode the The 6th Juror JoB, where Nate is inspired by a chess set on their target's table to describe the entire con in terms of chess metaphors. The show itself could arguably be a metaphor for chess with the characters representing the pieces, sometimes directly mentioned in dialog. (More on show entry.)
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The Baron and Alexander engage in a lengthy chess match right before their final duel in Act 2 of Edge Town. The entire scene and the one that follows are extremely sexually charged.
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Super Sentai and Power Rangers:
Kanpei Karuda/Goggle Black from Dai Sentai Goggle Five could use some chess pieces as a throwing weapon.
Power Rangers Mystic Force and Mahou Sentai Magiranger have a chessboard-based mecha cockpit. Neither series really gives a reason for it, though the Mystic Rangers think they're being encouraged to "think strategically". Both teams (particularly the Magirangers) also use it as a reason to use "Checkmate!" as a Bond One-Liner.
Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger has the Druidon Tribe being themed after chess pieces, with the Big Bad being the Queen, The Dragon is the King, The Evil Genius and the Dumb Muscle are Knights, The Chessmaster and The Mole being Bishops and the two co-heavies being Rooks. The Mooks are of course based on Pawns.
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King Baldwin's introductory scene in Kingdom of Heaven, with an echo by Balian later.
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The movie Fresh is basically this, with a little boy in a gangster-ruled city block getting chess lessons from his father. And applying those lessons in his life. Such as manipulating your opponent. And remembering that only your king truly matters, and that other pieces can be sacrificed if it is needed to protect it. Bittersweet Ending, here we come!
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Fate/Re:Trace:
Ayaka/The Pawn.
Meissa/The Queen.
Graham/The Rook.
Glen/The Knight.
Alexander/The Rook.
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Endgame: But of course! Arkady's languages tends to be full of things like "Concentrate on the move at hand." and so forth.
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X-Men: Professor X and Magneto play chess in the latter's prison cell, and Xavier wins the match, which parallels the X-Men's victory over the Brotherhood earlier in the story.
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MouseHunt: Zugzwang's tower and associated traps. His name is also a chess term.
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In an episode of Danny Phantom, Vlad Plasmius used Danny, Valerie and the Fright Knight to help him defeat Pariah Dark, ruler of the Ghost Zone and steal Jack Fenton's power suit. When Danny confronted Vlad, he simply retorts, (paraphrased) "What, you mean using a couple of teen-aged pawns to turn a Knight and topple a King? It's chess dear boy, of course you don't know. But then you never really did."
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At one point in Young Justice Arsenal refers to Deathstroke as a pawn of the villains. Luthor corrects him, saying that Deathstroke is "more of a bishop actually."
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Hoofstuck: Golden Rule’s legs are segmented in such a way as to evoke the base of a chess piece. She also has a sort of sweeping collar/neckline and a simple white crown, all driving home playing piece imagery.
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Blazing Saddles: Mongo only pawn in game of life."
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Touhou Doujin: Dawitsu's Folly: Yukari is referred to as being in a 'Conversational Zugzwang' against Yuyuko in chapter six of The Misadventures of Yukari Yakumo.
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Amusingly, Rook from The Madness Of Laevateinn is often portrayed as a bishop instead of a rook.
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The Demonata is fond of this trope, following Grubbs' playing Chess with Death in the first book.
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The game of correspondence chess played by Sebastian and Tyrell in Blade Runner (which Batty wins with his genius intellect). Notably, it's based on the famous "Immortal Game" of 1851, which ties into the film's themes of mortality and a quest for life. This was actually unintended.
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Zokusho Comics: Spoofed slightly when Akira is explaining his plan to take down a fortress full of goblins to his team using chess pieces.
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In The Day of the Triffids, chess pieces on a map of London show the expansion of Torrence's empire.
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Inazuma Eleven: GO's Final Boss Dragonlink has one. All of the members of the team have avatars that are based off of chess pieces, with their captain Senguji having The King. They also operate like a game of chess.
Some members of Dark Forest in GO's movie also have a chess motif with avatars that are dark themed chess pieces.
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Operation GEAR:
The appearances of the Bisharp Clan come in chapters with titles referencing chess language.
Played with; Captain Liam is fond of referring to the players in his plan as "pieces" and Whitegold City as the "board."
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Sylvester McCoy's run on Doctor Who had a few of these.
In "Silver Nemesis", when the Doctor and Ace try to keep a weapon away from the Cybermen, they announce chess moves during the battle.
Then there's the following exchange in "Battlefield":
Culminating in "The Curse of Fenric", where Fenric has a significant chess motif and several of the earlier chess references are said to be foreshadowing his return.
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Changeling: The Lost features the Contracts of The Board, which allow a character who serves as head of a number of forces (such as a general or one of the seasonal Monarchs) to understand the conflict in terms of a game of chess, allowing him to transmit strategies and direct forces by manipulation of the board itself. Granted, the game in question doesn't have to be Chess. A general could just as easily direct his forces via the intentional play of the game Candy Land.
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BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger: Carl's dolls are likely base on chess pieces. The small doll is a pawn, the doll with a flag is the bishop, the lance-wielding doll on a horse is the knight, the large doll with a shield is the rook, Ada is the queen and Carl himself is the king.
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Lily from Jabberwocky repeatedly refers to herself as just a pawn to be sacrificed in order to take the king, which irritates Sabata to no end (she gets better).
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Penny Balisong from The Jeanette Experience is fond of these.
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Morevi: the Morevian game of par-stern is both actually played and used as a metaphor for elaborate court intrigue. It is never described in detail but seems to be something like chess, Risk, and Go all rolled into one.
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Eastern Promises: "You cannot become king while king is still in place." And Nikolai shares a last name, Luzhin, with a famous chessmaster in the Vladimir Nabokov novel The Defense.
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In Man of La Mancha, Cervantes, repositioning Antonia, the Housekeeper and the Padre to the corners of the stage, calls them the queen, the castle and the bishop, respectively. "And now—the problem of the knight!"
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The Breaking Dawn cover shows a chessboard with a red pawn overshadowed by a towering white queen, symbolizing Bella's transformation from a weak, flesh-and-blood human to a strong and inhumanly beautiful vampire.
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Dulindal does this a number of times in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, including almost every time he's on screen by himself during the first half or so. He even goes as far as to refer to certain characters as the chess pieces.
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Subtle ones in Computer Chess, such as Papageorge's loop and Shelley's Tetris Effect.
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In The Cape the manipulative villain Peter Fleming... well he doesn't have a chess motif such as an overwhelming obsession with it. He compares real world actions to specific chess strategies, wears contact lenses that make his pupils look like chess pieces, and uses a holographic interface hidden under a chessboard that when activated arranges itself into a chessboard layout. And of course his supervillain name is Chess.
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The Wire:
In an early episode, two of the Mooks play checkers with a chess set. Their boss comes over and tries to teach them chess in terms of the drug trade and the characters, with plenty of subtext. He likens himself and his fellow hoppers to pawns, who can make it to the edge of the board to become more powerful Queens, but will never get to be King. He admits with some regret that pawns are chumps and get killed fast, but his youthful audience has faith that "smart-ass" pawns can get ahead. By the end of the show, everyone in the conversation has been killed in conflicts between greater forces then themselves, and shortly before his death the last surviving member of the trio makes a Call-Back and explicitly says that they really were pawns.
This metaphor about the drug game being a chess game between the cops and the criminals reaches its conclusion in the season one finale, when Avon and Stringer (the King and Queen) are the last pieces on the board, waiting for a mass of SWAT units to raid their compound. The criminals are both wearing white, the cops are all either dressed in black or wearing black flack jackets. Avon quietly surrenders when he's faced with a checkmate.
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Villains by Necessity: "In chess, someone has to take the black pieces."
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Monty Python's Flying Circus - in their parody tough-guy crimefighter tv show "The Bishop", an opening title sequence has the title character (appropriately) on a giant chess board.
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Yu-Gi-Oh!:
The earlynote  We say early cause although there are more then just the following, they don't use the trope, and those that do were among the first to have "Archfiend" in the name. Though they can also be differentiated by 500 life points per standby phase cost. Archfiend cards: Vilepawn Archfiend, Desrook Archfiend, Darkbishop Archfiend, Shadowknight Archfiend, Terrrorking Archfiend, and Infernalqueen Archfiend. All of these cards have an Astral Checkerboard Decor for a background and even a spell card called "Checkmate". Other cards that may also fit the trope would be Chaos King Archfiend and Imprisoned Queen Archfiend.
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Jean-Michel Roger uses a chess board when making his plans, so naturally a few chess motifs show up. Interestingly, all the motifs are from Rodger's perspective and the roles each person is given reflects his views, not necessarily their real-life significance. For example, Yuya is portrayed as a pawnnote  later upgraded to a knight when Roget realizes his skill, while another character like Reiji might value Yuya more (due to his unidentified magical power and apparently having an important father).
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Ace Attorney:
Quite a few characters in the first case of the second game of Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth. Teikun Ō, the president of Zheng Fa, resembles a lion, the "king of animals", and also has the character of king in his name. His bodyguards, Gai Tojiro and Manosuke Naitō physically resemble the rook and knight pieces, and have the characters of castle and romanization of knight in their names respectively. Also the rest of the bodyguards are very generic and all look the same, perhaps being "pawns". The game also has a gameplay mechanic called "Logic Chess".
On a less serious note, Miles Edgeworth has a Chessboard of Hate, upon which a bunch of red knights with sharp-edged swords surround a spiky-haired blue pawn.
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In A Stainless Steel Rat is Born by Harry Harrison, wannabe criminal mastermind James "Slippery Jim" De Griz decides to lure "The Bishop", a retired criminal mastermind, out of retirement in hopes The Bishop will teach him some of the higher points of interplanetary bank robbery, etc. He does this by staging big heists and leaving behind a copy of The Bishop's calling card which has a clue on it (written in chess notation) as to the next heist. Jim hopes the master thief will translate the clue and invite Jim to be his apprentice, but it doesn't quite work out that way...
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Three levels of American McGee's Alice (Pale Realm, Castling, and Checkmate in Red) are entirely chess-based. In the first two, you have to rescue the beleaguered White King; in the third you exact vengeance on the evil Red King and his cronies. There are even a couple of sections where Alice turns into a Bishop or Knight, and takes on their movements.
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In Kamen Rider Kiva, the four leaders of the Fangire race, called the Checkmate Four, go by the names Bishop, Rook, Queen and King. Naturally, King is The Chessmaster.
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In Beyond Tomorrow Arina and Ren reflect at one point that Hanyuu is the perfect pawn. When Kikyo is revived, she explicitly tells them that she will not be a pawn in their "game of chess."
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Elona: Pieces, as in literal mechanical enemies fashioned after chessmen are a prominent enemy in the mid-game. They are presumably under control of Wynan, one of the bosses of the main quest, and while the might seem weak during the later game, large amounts of pawns can overwhelm city guards which are over four times their level.
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Klaanon:
In the game Avde and Zorak are playing, it would appear that white represents Bio-Clan and black the Alliance. Some characters have specific confirmed roles.
Tawa is referred to as "the White Queen" by Avde.
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Hexen seems rather fond of these. Korax mentions "Sweeping you off the board" at one point (which is also the player's death message if they're killed by him,) and the player getting the Chaos Orb is described as being like a pawn getting promoted to a queen. The last shot of the game is of a chess board with pieces for the player(s) and Korax, and Eidolon pulling the Korax piece off the board.
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In the sequel of NES Godzilla Creepypasta, the player comes across a chess-themed level where he must find and capture a king to win... said King looks a lot like King Harkinian.
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). Edmond and Fernand have a chess king that they trade back and forth when the other has a victory, recognizing the other as "King of the Moment". Edmond explains this to Napoleon Bonaparte, who observes that "In life, we are all either Kings or Pawns."
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Di[e]ce is about death games modeled after chess. There are kings, bishops, knights, etc. on a white side and a black side. One of the kings has to die for the game to be over, and the kings can only be killed by each-other. The other players live to serve their king.
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In Ensemble Stars!, this is naturally the province of the unit Knights - previously there was a unit named Chess which became so internally conflicted it split off into multiple smaller units based on different chess pieces, with Knights being the sole survivor of this battle. And the erratic movement of a knight in chess perfectly reflects the eccentric and unpredictable behaviour of Knights' leader, Leo - though it's the new first-year student Tsukasa who plays chess as a hobby, and fittingly he himself will someday become the unit's leader.
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Continuing the original series, the episode titles of Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing are chess terms and occurrences, and describe the strategic actions of the episode.
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A one-off villain in Astro City, the Red Queen, had chess-themed minions as part of her Alice in Wonderland motif. That said, they were based on designs stolen from the Chessmen of Astro City.
The Chessmen themselves are, of course, a good example, as super-criminals wearing Powered Armor designed to resemble chess pieces. However, the set of armor has swapped hands, been broken up, been reassembled, been rebuilt, been copied, and so on so many times that any relation between the Chessmen and chess is tentative at best.
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In Once Upon a Time, Queen Regina often refers to other characters as "pawns" or "playing pieces".
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Variation in Casino Royale (2006), with casino and poker motifs.
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In Digimon Savers, the Bridge Bunnies are partnered with two PawnChessmon, which then evolve into other chess-inspired forms: first KnightChessmon, then one becomes RookChessmon and the other BishopChessmon. Their strongest forms (not seen in the show but in other materials) are KingChessmon and QueenChessmon, respectively, but true to the game KingChessmon really isn't capable of much.
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Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken introduces the Shinei Kidan (Guardian Knights) roughly halfway through the manga. With the exception of the 'king' Hadler, five of them were animated to life from Vearn's chess pieces; a pawn, knight, rook, bishop, and queen. The fact that they're also made from Orihalcon and have unique abilities that are similar to chess rules make them a very formidable group.
Also near the end of the story shows the remaining chess pieces animated to life, minus the five mentioned ones earlier. They were all robotic Mooks led by a REAL Orihalcon King Piece named Maximus, who barked orders and used Stat-O-Vision.
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"Check Mate", an episode of The Prisoner (1967).
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A few of them in Dino Attack RPG surrounding, you'd never believe this, the false Wallace Bishop. Especially in the way that his messages were contained within chess pieces and his declaration that, sometimes, "the bishop must be sacrificed" to win.
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The main antagonists of MÄR are called the Chess Pieces or Chess no Koma (Chess Soldiers), and their ranks are named for well, chess pieces.
Although, aside from the Pawns being Faceless Mooks, there only being one King and one Queen, and the rank levels, the motif doesn't seem to stick very well; the head Knight is the one who ends the game if defeated. In the first Chess "games," they never did find the King and Queen.
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The strongest chess piece in Hv HMUGEN is The Queen. In VQM, Queen Nila demonstrates just how powerful she is. Even Gill is afraid of her.
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GURPS has an optional "cinematic" rule that skill in chess can substitute for the Strategy skill used to plan actual battles.
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ORCA strategist Maltzel from Armored Core has a chess piece for his emblem and refers to his protégés Hari and Vaoh as Pawns.
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D8 is this. The entire story is pretty much one big Chess Motif.
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The iDOLM@STER: Fuka Asano. The black queen capturing a white king on her S Rare+ card.
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The Elemental Chess Trilogy takes the Chess Motif originally present in Fullmetal Alchemist and turns it Up to Eleven. The second story in the series, "Brilliancy," uses actual chess terms for the story title and all chapter titles; the third story, "The Game of Three Generals," does the same thing with terms from shogi (Japanese chess). The members of Mustang's unit still use the chess nicknames he gave them in the canon, and often make references to Riza's position as their queen, even dubbing themselves "all the queen's men" when they are officially made her personal security detail in the third story.
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All over the place in Mediochre Q Seth Series, though some of it is Faux Symbolism.
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The manual for Twilight Struggle draws the chess analogy to the manueverings of the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War, outright comparing most of the countries in the world as pawns to be gained in the struggle against the other superpower. Battleground countries like France (controlling more in a region grants Dominance in a region when it is scored) the status of a bishop, while China, which has its own card with a bonus in Asia, gets to be a rook or queen.
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In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Professor Moriarty plays with his chess set and holds up the black queen while telling Holmes that he has murdered Irene Adler. Later, Moriarty leaves behind a black king for Holmes to find at a scene he was lured to by a Red Herring, to taunt him that he's been checkmated. Finally, the Grand Finale of the film consists largely of Holmes and Moriarty playing chess (both on a physical board and in their own heads) while discussing their plot and counterplot and referring to their respective sidekicks Watson and Moran, who are actually carrying them out, as their "bishops".
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A Cure for Love: Light plays black and L plays white. Also Misa wants to learn how to play chess so she'll be more useful to Light.
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Tucana’s very first log in Choir of Lunatics has her discussing chess with Celano, she is fond of strategy games, her FETCH MODUS is a chessboard and she later becomes the Black Queen on a literal chessboard. To drive this home, she became a pawn of the Nameless's by accepting the position as Derse queen.
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The flamingo's domain in The Manhole.
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Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger has the Druidon Tribe being themed after chess pieces, with the Big Bad being the Queen, The Dragon is the King, The Evil Genius and the Dumb Muscle are Knights, The Chessmaster and The Mole being Bishops and the two co-heavies being Rooks. The Mooks are of course based on Pawns.
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Soul Chess. It's a Code Geass fanfic. Duh.
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More recently, Doom used the Prime Mover against the Fantastic Four in Grant Morrison's Fantastic Four: 1234, manipulating their histories and relationships to tear them apart from within. Going against trope, Reed realized what Doom was up to and developed machines to counter Doom's moves. He realized that Doom's moves were rigid and inflexible, and in order to defeat him, he used his stretching powers to temporarily create new structures in his own brain, thus expanding his already prodigious intellect.
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The architecture of the White Knight's kingdom in Alice resembles giant chess pieces.
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Lost in Time Series: The conversation that Second Timeline! Frank has with Faux-Hudson is a very clever one, with different animals of the Ice Age as corresponding chess pieces: mammoths for kings and queens, sabres for knights, humans for rooks, weasels for bishops, and an assortment of possums and sloths for pawns. Faux-Hudson employs the game to illustrate to Frank the gravity of the herd's importance to events, and many hints dropped in this will prove important later to the rest of the Series.
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Prime Minister Wong's Gundam chess set with Gundam figures in Mobile Fighter G Gundam.
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Last Scenario: Most enemies and all bosses in the Black Mausoleum are themed after chess pieces.
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Yu-Gi-Oh!: Archfiends have a chess-themed subset. Their most useful support card is arguably 'Checkmate', which allows the rather powerful Terrorking Archfiend to strike the opponent directly rather than wasting time with the foes' array of monsters.
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Chess pops up sporadically in Katawa Shoujo, but Hanako's path is the one that makes the most use of this trope. Not only is chess one of her hobbies, it's symbolic of her connection to Hisao. Her Act 3 is called "Castling". Castling is a move in chess that places the Rook and King pieces next to each other. When you consider that the King is a "weak" piece that needs to be defended, and that the Rook is a "stronger" piece, this could be almost directly applied to how their relationship develops within that Act. In fact, the entire path is determined by how much Hisao acts like a White Knight, or, if you're aiming for her good ending, how he does not.
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In Jim Steranko's memorable run on Nick Fury Agent Of SHIELD, SHIELD faced the Yellow Claw and his forces. The end of the arc revealed that Doctor Doom manipulated SHIELD and the Claw in an intricate game against an alien chess-playing computer called the Prime Mover.
More recently, Doom used the Prime Mover against the Fantastic Four in Grant Morrison's Fantastic Four: 1234, manipulating their histories and relationships to tear them apart from within. Going against trope, Reed realized what Doom was up to and developed machines to counter Doom's moves. He realized that Doom's moves were rigid and inflexible, and in order to defeat him, he used his stretching powers to temporarily create new structures in his own brain, thus expanding his already prodigious intellect.
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The Babylon 5 episode title, Endgame, comes from the term for the final phase in a game of chess where there are very few pieces left on the board to play. At this point, the only pieces left to play for are Mars and Earth.
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Kisaki Tanji from The Ouroboros Project has a bad habit of slipping into these.
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Abundant in Lines And Webs.
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In Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, the Player Character keeps receiving anonymous emails (their sender is later revealed to be Jack) that comment on the recent developments in the main quest exclusively in chess metaphors. Thus, metaphorically, the PC is said to progress from a Pawn to a Queen by the end of the game.
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In Inception, Ariadne's totem is a bishop chesspiece, and "Robert Fischer" brings to mind famous chess player Bobby Fischer.
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Quite a few characters in the first case of the second game of Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth. Teikun Ō, the president of Zheng Fa, resembles a lion, the "king of animals", and also has the character of king in his name. His bodyguards, Gai Tojiro and Manosuke Naitō physically resemble the rook and knight pieces, and have the characters of castle and romanization of knight in their names respectively. Also the rest of the bodyguards are very generic and all look the same, perhaps being "pawns". The game also has a gameplay mechanic called "Logic Chess".
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In the Kamen Rider Double episode The B Carried On The Wind Suzuko has been teaching Maru shogi for some time. Not just for games, but as the Zone Dopant she can manipulate the battlefield like a chessboard.
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There's a White Queen in Tail Star.
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
 Fan Fic: Halo: Chimera Rising / int_568b4d1c
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
 Fan Fic: Pawn To Queen
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
 Fan Fic: The Madness Of Laevateinn
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
 Lymond Chronicles / int_6d56cebf
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
 Literature: Paradox Trilogy
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
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Chess Motifs
 The Belgariad / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Literature: The Book Of Night With Moon / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Literature: The Cup Of The World / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 The Eight / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Literature: The Lords of Creation / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Literature: The Traitor Game / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 The Turkish Gambit / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Literature: Wyrm / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Anti Hero For Hire / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Cypher / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Dil Bert / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Dirty Pretty Things / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Eastern Promises / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Fullmetal Alchemist / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Contributor's Page make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Micah
seeAlso
Chess Motifs
 Morevi make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist your profile / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Mr Nobody / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Contributor's Page make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Nagubanaga
seeAlso
Chess Motifs
 New Vindicators / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Surprise Checkmate
seeAlso
Chess Motifs
 The Day of the Triffids / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 The Lords Of Creation / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 The Westing Game / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Villains By Necessity / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Villainsand Vigilantes / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Manga: Di[e]ce / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (Manga) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Manga: Litchi Hikari Club / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 MÄR (Manga) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Manga: Shirokuro Kitan / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Spiral (Manga) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Vampire Knight (Manga) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Music: D / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Lacuna Coil (Music) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 The Cruxshadows (Music) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Wu-Tang Clan (Music) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues / Role Play / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Roleplay: Edge Town / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Broadchurch / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Endgame / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Have Gun – Will Travel / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Luke Cage (2016) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Series: The Cape / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 The West Wing / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 The Wire / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Changeling: The Lost (Tabletop Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Twilight Struggle (Tabletop Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Villains & Vigilantes (Tabletop Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Yu-Gi-Oh! (Tabletop Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Farndale Avenue (Theatre) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Hamilton (Theatre) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Age of Empires II (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Clandestiny (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Deltarune (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Demigod (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Devil May Cry 5 (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Don't Starve (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Ensemble Stars! (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Get Amped (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Kingdom Hearts III (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 MouseHunt (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Pirate 101 (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Radiant Historia (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Resident Evil 6 (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Secret of Evermore (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Shadow Hearts (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Shining Force II (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Video Game: Silent Bomber / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Suikoden Tierkreis (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Tex Murphy (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 The Manhole (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Umineko Golden Fantasia (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Yggdra Unison (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (Visual Novel) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Koihime†Musou (Visual Novel) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Umineko: When They Cry (Visual Novel) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Visual Novel: X Note / int_568b4d1c
type
Chess Motifs
 Epic Rap Battles of History (Web Video) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 That Dude in the Suede (Web Video) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Overused Sci-Fi Plot Devices (Website) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Alfred J. Kwak / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Beware the Batman / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Brave / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Gargoyles / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Generator Rex / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Moral Orel / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Young Justice - Original Series / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 The Dark Phoenix Saga (Comic Book) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 The Posterchildren / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 chessmotifs
sameAs
Chess Motifs
 Smallville / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Lusternia (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 [PROTOTYPE 2] (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 The 7th Guest (Video Game) / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs
 Legion of Super-Heroes / int_6d56cebf
type
Chess Motifs