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    Sorry if this was posted already, but this is just too awesome:

    http://miji.hp.infoseek.co.jp/illust/tarot/index.htm

    The choices for almost all of these cards are perfect. Except I probably would have picked Arceus for the World instead of Mew.
    Up the airy mountains / Down the rushy Glen /
    We dare not go a-hunting / For fear of Fairy-type Pokémon

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    Those are perfect choices (I just DL'd all of them), but I would have made Arceus for the Judgment over Togekiss and being on the World... but maybe the pun is too obvious...

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    I saw this too. Being someone with experience in Tarot myself, I found it very well done (although I'm itching now to make a set of Minor Arcana).

    Quote Originally Posted by Bell02二世 View Post
    Those are perfect choices (I just DL'd all of them), but I would have made Arceus for the Judgment over Togekiss and being on the World... but maybe the pun is too obvious...
    The traditional art on Judgment is an angel raising the dead (IE, the concept of "the last Judgment").

    And as for the World... well, see for yourself. From an aesthetic viewpoint, I'd say Mew was PERFECT for the World (and from a symbolic viewpoint, but I won't go into that unless you really want me to.)
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    I would've used Dusknoir for Death, and Giratina as the Devil. Pretty good, though.

    EDIT: I like the use of Pokemon Tower for The Tower, but thinking on it, I think the Burned Tower from Johto would've served this purpose better, except there is no official depiction of it that I know of.
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    Giratina Origin Forme for Death

    Combination Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza for The World

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    Those are all decent choices actually. I'm actually glad the artist didn't just decide to use legendaries everywhere and only use them sparingly.

    They're overused elsewhere.
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    Yeah.

    It looks like the artist was really going for the symbolism in the cards rather than "throw 22 legendaries together and call them Tarot cards."
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    Giratina is actually appropriate for death though, as is the Weather trio for Earth considering their legend.

    Its not like the other leendaries really would fit anywhere else though.

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    The World card isn't supposed to represent the physical world, though, Bibarr-L. It's more supposed to be the spirituality that encompasses the world and our universe.

    I might have used Luxray instead of Entei for Strength, but otherwise, this was awesome! Can't wait to see a Minor Arcana!
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    Entei works for Strength because it's a bit more fierce and majestic than Luxray.

    Same here on the minors, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerald_Dragonite View Post
    The World card isn't supposed to represent the physical world, though, Bibarr-L. It's more supposed to be the spirituality that encompasses the world and our universe.
    Oh, then Arceus would be the way to go......

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    Arceus doesn't look like a naked chick. (actually, from some books I've read, the World card is supposed to have a hermaphrodite on it, and I guess since Mew is genderless, that works just as well.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neku View Post
    Arceus doesn't look like a naked chick. (actually, from some books I've read, the World card is supposed to have a hermaphrodite on it, and I guess since Mew is genderless, that works just as well.)
    I've read that too -- and in a bunch of original design tarot decks (from when tarot was first being created), I've seen that the World has a hermaphrodite on it.

    ^_^ Nidoran male and female are so cute on the Lovers card!
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    Yes they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neku View Post
    Arceus doesn't look like a naked chick. (actually, from some books I've read, the World card is supposed to have a hermaphrodite on it, and I guess since Mew is genderless, that works just as well.)
    Its not like Arceus has a gender either, and symbollically, it makes more sense than a Mew.

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