Subject: Re: Bible Black themed Tarot cards Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:59 pm
Card 0: The Fool For the card titled "The Fool" it wasn't hard to come up with a Bible Black themed image that fit the title. First and obvious choice is Minase fooling around with Shiraki as Imari walks in on them.
Thematically, this card represents man's lack of awareness, a kind of natural state people are born into. For this reason you can use any horny character in Bible Black to represent this theme. In order to utilize more characters, since Minase will appear in several other cards, one can instead use more rare characters like Hiratani or regular male students for this card as they have not entered the world of magic yet (at least not on their own). Minase, on the other hand, is playing with magic so isn't in his pure natural state.
For a possible Saeki-themed version I also included a version with her.
Subject: Re: Bible Black themed Tarot cards Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:18 pm
Card 1: The Magician For the card titled "The Magician" there are mainly three candidates: Minase, Takashiro and Saeki.
Thematically, this card represents man's highest possibilities, a higher state that people must work for. Arguably Kaori Saeki does not actually achieve the highest possible state or good with her magic, but the image of her I've chosen still works in a Saeki-themed set. Minase and especially Miss Takashiro are the ones who in the course of the series masters the good magic. I choose an image of both teen and adult Takashiro depending on what one would prefer.
Subject: Re: Bible Black themed Tarot cards Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:22 pm
Card 2: The High Priestess For The High Priestess there are again mainly three candidates: Kozono, Takashiro and Kitami.
Thematically, this card represents the faculty of memory, understanding or keeper of wisdom. Taken literally the name of the card fits either of the three women, although Takashiro would probably be closest to the intended symbolism.
Subject: Re: Bible Black themed Tarot cards Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Card 3: The Empress The Empress is a difficult card to fathom in the Tarot. For literal purposes you'd want a character like Kitami who is one of the older female characters with power. The particular image I've chosen includes Ito in order to incorporate more characters in the set.
Thematically, this card represents the life-giving principle or the beginning of activity in the friction between card 1 and 2. Thus you could use a card with both Minase and Takashiro in the card if the set uses Minase for card 1 and Takashiro for card 2. Although this fits better with the intended symbolism, it may appear a bit awkward with the card name. For a Saeki-themed set I used a pic of Saeki at her most "Kitami-esque."
Subject: Re: Bible Black themed Tarot cards Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Card 4: The Emperor The Emperor card represents the highest power or natural law and basically symbolize God. But as God does not make an appearance in Bible Black one is left with only a few options for representing "male" power in a literal sense, such as the magic book itself or the Devil. My favored image is the book though since there is another card literally called "The Devil".
Subject: Re: Bible Black themed Tarot cards Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:57 pm
Card 5: The Hierophant The Hierophant card represents the opposite to both card 2 and 4 and is basically the first error or degenerative (negative) card in the 22 Arcana. It basically represents a misunderstanding, incompetence, or even deliberate twisting of truth or wisdom. As such the card is best represented by a character who is trying to be a magician or cleric but basically not doing the right job of it and thus confusing their followers. Thus I've chosen Nami, Saeki or (in a Saeki-themed deck) Minase for the image.
Subject: Re: Bible Black themed Tarot cards Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:23 pm
Card 6: The Lovers Lots of options for The Lovers card in Bible Black, especially when taken literally. An image of Minase and Imari as the lovers can be used, or Imari and Shiraki (or Saeki) as Minase's choice of lovers (trying to get a screenshot with both girls and Minase together was difficult though so I also composed some images of my own). However, the actual meaning of the card has to do with the choice between "vice" or "virtue" - between truth and error. Card 6 is the friction between card 4 and 5: the choice between card 4 (truth, God) or card 5 (falseness, the wrong path). As such, a good symbolic representation of this would be Minase's choice between Takashiro (good path) and Kitami (evil path).
For a Saeki-themed deck I also included a picture with her, though it has little symbolic meaning behind the literal one. It is a neat image though. =)
Subject: Re: Bible Black themed Tarot cards Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:49 pm
Card 7: The Chariot The Chariot card represents the downward path from card 5 (the wrong choice of card 6) and is no longer in the world of magic but of desire and ordinary human strivings - a callousness. Speaking literally of a chariot I think the picture of Shiraki and Yukiko lined up in horse-like poses while being assaulted from behind makes for a humorous similarity. The idea of action (which later leads to repercussions through the Justice card) makes it possible to use any picture that represents an activity of force, such as the ones I've chosen. With the Saeki-card I'm thinking of the occult trio taking force against Takashiro but it was difficult to get a screenshot that could fit all three girls on the card.
Card 8: Justice The Justice card represents the counter-force resulting from card 7 that maintains equilibrium and balance. However, for the "charioteer" of card 7 it will feel like an enormous counter-blow to their desires and goals. Card 8 is meant as a wake up call. For this reason I find the images of Shiraki's retribution on Minase and the Demon's assault on Takashiro's arrogance to be fitting for the card. Takashiro being abused by Kitami later on is a continuity of this karma and so can be used as well. For a Saeki-themed deck I have chosen the image where Saeki has been slapped around by Minase.
Card 9: The Hermit The Hermit card represents the equilibrium between card 7 and 8 for the one who stops for a moment before taking further action in order to make sure he or she has adequate knowledge and understanding about what course of action is the best. This card has the potential to lead to wisdom and getting back into the higher world. Images of Minase, Takashiro, and Saeki doing various investigations and "digging around" are good images to represent this card.