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House of the Dead bosses and Tarot cards
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Many bosses in the House of the Dead series, in games 1-4 Special, are named after Major Arcana/trump cards and The Fool in a Tarot card deck. 

Tarot 0 or XXII- The Fool
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Tarot I - The Magician
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Tarot II - The High Priestess - not used

Tarot III -  The Empress 
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Tarot IV - The Emperor
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Tarot V - The Hierophant
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Tarot VI - The Lovers
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Tarot VII -  The Chariot
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Tarot VIII - Strength/Fortitudo
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Tarot IX - The Hermit
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Tarot X - Wheel of Fate
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Tarot XI - Justice/Iustitia
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Tarot XII - The Hangedman
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Tarot XIII - Death
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Tarot XIV - Temperance/Temperantia
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Tarot XV - The Devil - not used


Tarot XVI - The Tower
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Tarot XVII - The Star
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Tarot XVIII - The Moon - not used

Tarot XIX - The Sun
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Tarot XX - Judgement
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Tarot XXI - The World
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http://m.tarot.com/articles/tarot/about-...jor-arcana
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hous...d_(series)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Arcana
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Three of the bosses are 3 of the 4 Cardinal Virtues in classic antiquity (classical era of writing)
*Justice - Iustitia (Latin)
*Temperance - Temperantia (Latin)
* Courage/Strength - Fortitudo (Latin)
The fourth one is Prudence - Prudentia (Latin)
*Prudence refers to wisdom and judgement and may possibly linked to Judgement, making all 4 Cardinal Virtues a part of the Major Arcana in a Tarot deck.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cardinal-virtue
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_virtues
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prudence
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