The game of life, much like a game of cards, is a wild mix of luck and destiny. As fate is a fickle companion, wins and losses are dealt out in arcane ways. A strong hand of cards can be squandered by an inexperienced player, while a shrewd player can use mediocre cards to his advantage. Indeed, a simple game of cards reveals the complex nature of our existence where wit and determination are great equalizers to convention and chance.
Understanding the deeper nature of simple things is what the Anima story is all about. Our truest selves are not necessarily what we show to the world. Ultimately the decisions we make are what divulge our authentic nature. Our choices, whether to cheat, bluff, outsmart, remain steadfast, or trust destiny, expose us more than social standing or material possessions ever could.