Skullgirls and Tarot Symbology

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  1. Osmiumsmith

    Osmiumsmith Kahahahaha!

    Location:
    Brazil
    PSN:
    Ossombra
    Talking with @Dio Brando inspired me to atribute Tarot Cards to the cast.

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    Filia: The Fool

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    Upright -Beginnings, most probably of journeys which may be possibly mental, physical or spiritual. The beginning of a new life-cycle. Energy, force, happiness and optimism. The overturning of the status quo or existing states by unexpected happenings. Innocence, naivety, and spontaneity. Important decisions to be made.

    Ill Dignified or Reversed -Ill advised risks, impulsive action, choices and rash decisions.

    Note: Self-explanatory.



    Cerebella: The Moon

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    Upright – Imagination Illusions. Inability to see things clearly sometimes resulting in personal depression. Sometimes signifies fiction writing or acting, particularly work in the entertainment industry. Losing control of one's daily life

    Ill Dignified or Reversed -Exaggerated forms of the above. Deception. Illusion. Escape into daydreams to avoid dealing with reality. Inability to discern reality from illusion. Insincere people. Hidden forces. Trickery. Sometimes an inability to tell the truth. Despair and a desperate need for help.

    Note: She and Vitale.



    Peacock: The Emperor

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    Upright -Competitiveness, forcefulness in development and execution. Authority, structure, governmental and corporate identities. Worldly power, self control gained through experience. Ability to shoulder responsibility. Powerful individuals, ambition together with the possibility of long term achievement.

    Ill Dignified or Reversed -Loss or dislike of authority, corporate governmental or parental. Immaturity and indecision. Weakness, manipulative friends or colleagues.

    Note: Child with superpowers dealing with the responsibilities given by adults.

    Parental: Avian and Big Band.

    Her top hat is a cool crown.



    Parasoul: The Empress

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    Upright -The promotion of well-being and security. Creativeness in financial affairs, love and parenthood. Maternal care, domestic stability, abundance and material wealth. Fertility, security, achievement of goals and growth


    Ill Dignified or Reversed -Possible domestic problems, financial difficulties, lack of affection and achievement. Creative blocks and possible problems with a relationship.

    Note: Mother isn’t around, so the princess carries the responsibility.



    Ms. Fortune: The Wheel of Fortune

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    Upright - Coincidences. Luck. The beginning of a new cycle. Advancement. Positive upheaval. Change. A card of good fortune, the appearance of destiny and Karmic change.


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Bad luck that is unexpected. Resistance to change. Unexpected interruptions. Difficulties. Delays.


    Note: Resistance to change. That is her wishing her old family back. Trying to reverse the wheel.



    Painwheel: The Strenght

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    Upright - Courage. Self control. The virtue of Fortitude. Control of passion against one's baser instincts. Determination. Generosity. Strength and power under control.

    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Power wrongly used. Defeat. Lack of willpower. Feelings of inadequacy. Pessimism. Surrender to unworthy impulses. Tyranny. Concession. Inability to act.

    Note: Her card is pretty much reversed.



    Valentine: The Hermit

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    Upright - Caution. Discretion. Need for prudence. Counsel sought and taken. Inner calm. A need to reach into one's inner resources. Assimilation. Planning. A wise guide or spiritual mentor. A time to stand back and reflect upon circumstances


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Refusal of counsel or assistance. Isolation from others. A negative resistance towards help. Groundless suspicions about the motives of others. Imprudent actions or decisions. The continuation of bad habits or unproductive lifestyles. Foolish obstinacy. The reliance on one's own resources that are inadequate.

    Note: She is pretty much alone. Trolls a lot too even when teaching Painwheel.



    Double: The High Priestess

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    Upright - Intuition, wisdom and secret knowledge. Something remains yet to be revealed, but patience must be observed. Duality and mystery. Hidden influences affect both home and work and intuitive insight suggests new solutions. The influence of women.

    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Lack of personal harmony and problems resulting from a lack of foresight. Suppression of the feminine or intuitive side of the personality. Facile and surface knowledge. repression and ignorance of true facts and feelings. In women, an inability to come to terms with other women or themselves. Things and circumstances are not what they seem.

    Note: What she represents to other characters. Reversed. Perfect.




    Squigly: The Hanged Man

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    Upright - Devotion to a worthwhile cause. Temporary suspension of progress. Flexibility of mind and a willingness to adapt to changes. Sacrifice in the present to reap benefit in the future. A waiting period. Rebirth. Sacrificing one thing to obtain another. Transformation. Circumstances literally turned on their head.


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Loss.

    Note: All upright. Still a tragic card




    Big Band: The Hierophant

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    Upright - Ritual and routine, religious guidance and authority, education in its formal sense. A seeker after knowledge and wisdom. Good sound advice, teaching and constructive counsel. Marriage, partnerships and morality.

    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Misleading or dubious advice, poor counsel, slander and propaganda. Beware of first impressions. Distortion of truth and a bad time for signing agreements. Misleading advertisements. Unconventionality and rejection of family values. -

    Note: Authority, teacher, seeker of wisom (detective). Reversed it can lead to the crooked cops.




    Fukua: The Chariot

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    Upright - Triumph over adversity, overcoming life's obstacles, decisiveness and ambition in achieving one's goals, well deserved victory. A period of struggle ending in worldly success. Working within the boundaries of one's life to build up a successful existence.

    Ill Dignified or Reversed - A disregard for others, envy, avarice. Loss of control and chaos in one's personal life possibly due to personal flaws. Imbalance. Destruction. A warning against overwhelming ambition and high expectations.

    Note: Her story mode. No control over the deterioration of her new body.With a limited life expectancy she bulldozes all the cast with disregard and take away Filia's life.





    Eliza: The Tower

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    Upright - Disruption. Conflict. Change. Sudden violent loss. Overthrow of an existing way of life. Major changes. Disruption of well worn routines. Ruin and disturbance. Dramatic upheaval. Widespread repercussions of actions. In the end, enlightenment and freedom.


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Negativity. Restriction of desires and imprisonment. Less sever forms of the above. Drastic change that may rob the individual of freedom of expression. Sometimes bankruptcy and imprisonment. more usually imprisonment within a set of circumstances which cannot currently be altered. Sudden changes out of one's control. Less sever forms of the above.

    Note: What she does to the cast, the world and the plot.



    Beowulf: The Sun

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    Upright - Contentment and happiness on attaining success. Good Health. Material happiness. Mental, physical and spiritual vitality. New inventors or inventions. Reward. Acclaim. Approval. Children. Abundance of energy. Achievement. Joy and happiness.


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Troubled partnerships and marriages. Diminished forms of the above. Broken engagements and contracts. Sometimes, autism, learning disabilities or allergies. Hyperactivity. Failure. Arrogance. Relationship difficulties. Vanity. Hypersensitivity. Misjudgement. Delayed Happiness.

    Note: His card spins in his story mode.




    Robo-Fortune: TBA

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    Marie: The Justice

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    Upright - Amicable and favourable resolution of conflicts. Triumph over bigotry and prejudice. Legal action. Litigation. Contracts. Settlement. Divorce. Clarity. Fairness. Arbitration. A straightforward choice. Judgement.


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Injustice. Inequality and bias. Delay. imbalance. Complicate negotiations. Unfair or delayed judgement.

    Note: Justice is what she seeks. In one story she has an amicable resolution with an old friend. But she is being blinded, angry, destructive and manipulated.




    Annie: The Star

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    Upright - Fresh hope and renewal. Healing of old wounds. Hope. renewal of faith and hope. A mental and physical broadening of horizons. Promise and fulfillment. inspiration. Influence over others. Vigour and confidence. Protection.


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Self doubt. Stubbornness. Unwillingness or inability to adapt to changing circumstances and accept the opportunities it may bring. Lack of trust and self-doubt. Obstacles to happiness. Diminished life. Inability to freely express oneself. Rigidity of mind.

    Note: Duh.

    Seriously. Upright what she is to her fans, to Beowulf and to the people she protects. Reversed you can atribute to her parents wish.



    Umbrella: The Death

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    Upright - The beginning of a new life. As a result of underlying circumstances transformation and change. Major changes. The end of a phase in life which has served its purpose. Abrupt and complete change of circumstances, way of life and patterns of behaviour due to past events and actions. Alterations.


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Change that is both painful and unpleasant. A refusal to face the fear of change or change itself. Agonising periods of transition. Inertia. Lethargy. Mental, physical or emotional exhaustion.

    Note: Either the end of her Mom's curse, her own death or transformation followed by death of the world.



    Skullheart: The Judgement

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    Upright - Changes and improvements. Satisfactory outcome to a specific matter or period of life. Joy in accomplishment. Awakening. Rebirth. A good time for career moves. renewed, health, vitality and mental clarity. Sometimes indicates important pending decisions that will change the pattern of life for the better.


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Stagnation. Delay in concluding a series of actions. Fear of change and sometimes fear of death. Lack of progress due to lack of important decision making. Loss and separation, not necessarily permanent. Guilt.

    Note: Some characters may obtain the upright. The Judgement comes from the Skullheart and from the story itself.







    http://www.paranormality.com/tarot_meanings.shtml

    Edit: Subjected to editions.
     
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  2. Kai

    Kai Go Home And Be A Family Man! Beowulf

    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Steam:
    Kai
    PSN:
    Night_Phyre
    Parasoul
    Cerebella
    Big Band
    This is fun :D
     
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  3. Witchfinder

    Witchfinder dead but dreaming

    Filia
    Cerebella
    Fukua
    Hate to be that guy, but you misspelled Cerebella.

    Cool thread, otherwise.
     
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  4. ArgonBern

    ArgonBern Dhar is love, Dhar is life.

    Beowulf
    Valentine
    Now this would make a cool set of tarot cards. I can see Beo's being overly illuminated behind by the lights in NMO arena for example.

    But who could be the World, the Lovers, Temperance, the Magician and the Devil?
     
  5. Osmiumsmith

    Osmiumsmith Kahahahaha!

    Location:
    Brazil
    PSN:
    Ossombra
    Dully noted and corrected.

    Since she is brazilian I always think of her name as a compatriot. :)

    I have imagined the sun holophotes too!

    And glad you asked!

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    Brain Drain: The Magician

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    Upright - Mastery of the material world, creative action, self discipline and a willingness to take risks. An ability to recognise one's own potential, the power to initiate, communication and wit.

    Note: He has all the positive aspects of the card. Used for evil...



    Mrs. Victoria/D.Violet: The Lovers

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    Upright - Harmony and union, choices to be made using intuition and not intellect. Difficult decisions to be made not necessarily about love. Some form of test and consideration about commitments. Abstract thought, internal harmony and union, second sight. Possibly a struggle between two paths.


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Contradiction, deception, disharmony, duality and one's own internal conflict. Infidelity, and romantic disturbances. Indecisiveness, postponing choices and a warning not to make important decisions at this time.

    Note: Two paths. Duality. Internal conflict... Her two personalities.



    Tom (Ottomo's pilot): The Devil

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    Upright - Money matters. Feeling the burden of the material side of life. Desire for physical and material things. Feeling of frustration and oppression. A tendency to collect and hoard money and material objects. Lust. Sexual obsession. The querent's knowledge of his or her own needs, wants and desires. Security versus creative or spiritual fulfillment.


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - True evil. Abuse of authority. Material success is the focus to the exclusion of all other things. Uncontrolled ambition. Greed. Bondage to a person or situation or thing. Emotional blackmail. More severe forms of the above. True evil.

    Note: Stole and betrayed the labs for the mob. Yep.


    Juju: The Temperance

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    Upright - Combination. Co-operation. Co-ordination. Innovation through combination. Diplomacy. Successful Negotiations. Maturity in dealing with certain matters. A placid, balanced temperament and good outlook. Meaning literally, temperance in the sense of harmony and balance. good management. An ability to adapt to changing circumstances.


    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Imbalance. Volatility. Poor judgement. fickle decisions. Conflicting interests. Physical stress. Disagreements. Restlessness and instability. trying to combine too many or the wrong elements in too short an expanse of time.

    Upside down, backwards and inside out. That was the whole situation. Now she is a tale to exercise true temperance.



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    Upright - Accomplishment. Fulfillment. Completion of a personal cycle, project, series of events or chapter in life. Success. A culmination of events. A sense of repleteness.

    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Frustration. Completion delayed. Sometimes fear of change. Inability to bring something to a satisfactory end. resistance to change. Lack of trust. Despite appearances to the contrary, an indication that events have not yet come to a conclusion but are nearing completion. Hesitation.

    Note: It was hard. There were losses. There were fights. But, goddamn, they have put the damn card upright!



     
  6. Osmiumsmith

    Osmiumsmith Kahahahaha!

    Location:
    Brazil
    PSN:
    Ossombra
    To end this, I would also apply "The World" to Robo-Fortune.

    Upright - Accomplishment. Fulfillment. Completion of a personal cycle, project, series of events or chapter in life. Success. A culmination of events. A sense of repleteness.

    Ill Dignified or Reversed - Frustration. Completion delayed. Sometimes fear of change. Inability to bring something to a satisfactory end. resistance to change. Lack of trust. Despite appearances to the contrary, an indication that events have not yet come to a conclusion but are nearing completion. Hesitation.

    She domains knowledge of plot elements being the most wordly of the characters when it comes to study the script.

    Still, things haven't come to a conclusion in the Skullgirls world.
     
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  7. Noogie

    Noogie New Member

    Location:
    Germany
    Steam:
    :TOA: Nuage
    PSN:
    Pinkie-x-Pie
    Unknown
    Unknown
    Unknown
    I Want all the characters drawn in Araki Style with their respective abilities as Stands now. Now!

    Of course with bizarre names to go along with it. A few examples:
    Filia's Hairy Fool
    Parasoul's Empress Red (Or Napalm Empress)
    Cerebella's Diamond Moon
    Peacock's Emperor's Blade (Or Arsenal)
    Valentine's Hermit Blood (Or Hermit Red. Or Hermit Bread! All sounds the sane in Japanese anyway.... )
    And don't forget....
    Nadia's Wheel of Furtune!
     
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  8. Shantih3x

    Shantih3x Dead Zone Player

    Location:
    Mississippi Gulf Coast
    Steam:
    Shantih3x
    Peacock
    Valentine
    Squigly
    Trinity Priestess for Double
    Hierophant Beat for Big Band

    Also, anyone have figure out which card Robo-Fortune would fit best?
     
  9. Osmiumsmith

    Osmiumsmith Kahahahaha!

    Location:
    Brazil
    PSN:
    Ossombra
    Yes, I have posted it above:

    An add: Her story is the last, closing Skullgirls... (for now).



    Edit: Ah, screw it.

    Fool Furs

    Diamond Moon (Thanks @Noogie )

    Argus Emperor

    Napalm Empress

    Mew of Fortune

    Hatred Strenght

    Hermit's Hope

    Trinity Priestess (Thanks @Shantih3x )

    Hanged Dragon

    Hierophant Beat (Thanks @Shantih3x )

    Chariot Souls

    Blood Tower

    Sun Wolf

    Grave Justice

    Star Girl

    Hungry Death

    Wish of Judgement

    Magician's Brain

    Dual Lovers

    Devil Pilot

    Temperance Lost

    ROBOTO WARUDO
     
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  10. ArgonBern

    ArgonBern Dhar is love, Dhar is life.

    Beowulf
    Valentine
    This could seriously make some rad fan-merchandise with the right artist.
     
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  11. Osmiumsmith

    Osmiumsmith Kahahahaha!

    Location:
    Brazil
    PSN:
    Ossombra
    If they are going for official material then I would attribute the temperance card to Queen Nancy.
     

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