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20th Apr '18 1:45:39 AM jormis29
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* Lindsay Lohan's character in the film ''Just My Luck'' has extremely good luck, until she inadvertently swaps her good luck with a man's equally extreme bad luck by a kiss, and the rest of the film has her searching for the man to reverse the exchange.

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* Lindsay Lohan's character Ashley in the film ''Just My Luck'' ''Film/JustMyLuck'' has extremely good luck, until she inadvertently swaps her good luck with a man's equally extreme bad luck by a kiss, and the rest of the film has her searching for the man to reverse the exchange.
20th Mar '18 6:05:04 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Most of Ramsay Bolton's actions would have gotten him killed, or at least horribly mutilated, yet thanks to being the bastard of a high lord who is evil enough to be ok with it, but not quite evil enough to kill him when he fucks things up, he has support. And, since some of the strongest Northen houses are ruled by more ruthless and opportunistic offspring, he still has enough allies to cower the indecisive in an uprising. His luck finally runs out in the penultimate episode of Season 6.

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Most of Ramsay Bolton's actions would have gotten him killed, or at least horribly mutilated, yet thanks to being the bastard of a high lord who is evil enough to be ok with it, but not quite evil enough to kill him when he fucks things up, he has support. And, since some of the strongest Northen houses are ruled by more ruthless and opportunistic offspring, he still has enough allies to cower the indecisive in an uprising. His luck finally runs out in the penultimate episode of Season 6.6.
** Tyrion outright claims to be this. Key word: ''claims''.
4th Mar '18 8:09:07 AM Malady
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* Chance Harper's "power" from ''StrangeLuck''. It's not always ''good'' luck, but it all works out sooner or later.

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* Chance Harper's "power" from ''StrangeLuck''.''Series/StrangeLuck''. It's not always ''good'' luck, but it all works out sooner or later.
10th Jan '18 8:40:22 PM TheBigBopper
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A character so mind-bogglingly lucky that it defies all chance. They'll win every contest or lottery they enter (in especially extreme cases, they don't even need to, the winning ticket will somehow come to them). Usually a weak explanation is given for this luck, attributing it to some kind of supernatural force but not going into any kind of detail. Despite the trope title, this luck does not necessarily begin at birth.

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A character so mind-bogglingly lucky that it defies all chance.probability. They'll win every contest or lottery they enter (in especially extreme cases, they don't even need to, the winning ticket will somehow come to them). Usually a weak explanation is given for this luck, attributing it to some kind of supernatural force but not going into any kind of detail. Despite the trope title, this luck does not necessarily begin at birth.
5th Jan '18 11:15:44 AM Derkhan
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** There is Oponn, the Twin Gods of Luck. The female Oponn, the Lady, will sometimes give mortals what is referred to as the Lady's Pull, making them lucky, with occurrences like "avoiding an assassin's crossbow bolt by picking up a coin" or "killing an enemy by tripping and falling into them with your sword". It's suggested that this eventually turns around on the poor mortal, which is known as the Lord's Push.

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** There is are Oponn, the Twin Gods Jesters of Luck.Chance. The female Oponn, the Lady, will sometimes give mortals what is referred to as the Lady's Pull, making them lucky, with occurrences like "avoiding an assassin's crossbow bolt by picking up a coin" or "killing an enemy by tripping and falling into them with your sword". It's suggested that this eventually turns around on the poor mortal, which is known as the Lord's Push.
5th Jan '18 11:11:15 AM Derkhan
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* The ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has Oponn, the bifurcated God of Luck. Their chosen tend to have absurd luck, with occurrences like "avoiding a assassin's crossbow bolt by picking up a coin" or "killing an enemy by tripping and falling into them with your sword". It's suggested that this eventually turns around on the poor mortal, but hasn't happened to any of those chosen so far.

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* The ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'':
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Oponn, the bifurcated God Twin Gods of Luck. Their chosen tend The female Oponn, the Lady, will sometimes give mortals what is referred to have absurd luck, as the Lady's Pull, making them lucky, with occurrences like "avoiding a an assassin's crossbow bolt by picking up a coin" or "killing an enemy by tripping and falling into them with your sword". It's suggested that this eventually turns around on the poor mortal, which is known as the Lord's Push.
** Crokus Younghand unwittingly receives the Lady's Pull in ''Literature/GardensOfTheMoon'', which saves his life multiple times. The Twins mostly use him as an unwitting SpannerInTheWorks for the other gods' plans. Knowing that the Lord's Push often follows the Lady's Pull, Crokus wisely throws the Twin Gods' coin away at the end of the book before his luck can wear out.
** Sergeant Hellian, the constantly drunk watchwoman-turned-soldier, is quite formidable a DrunkenMaster without any help,
but hasn't happened at the climax of ''Literature/TheBonehunters'', she receives the Lady's Pull when she drunkenly decides to any swim through the harbor of those chosen so far.Malaz City (which is known to be full of sharks) to hunt for more liquor. Whether this is a permanent investment or not is left unclear.
** Corabb Bhilan Thenu'alas is literally born lucky. He has nearly every form of cancer on the planet, yet will never sicken. Multiple arrows fired into his back all strike the same spear shaft hanging on his back. On the other hand, everything he tries results in a lucky fumble he will drop his weapon if he swings it, but it will trip up his foe. This is exploited at one point when his squad needs to take down an officer but can't get close enough for a clear shot: Corabb is made to fire the crossbow, which predictably causes the shot to go wildly off-mark, but the ricochet causes it to impale the target's neck perfectly.
11th Nov '17 9:02:46 PM Xtifr
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* In Mack Reynolds' Section G novel ''Code Duello'', one operative is a young man who's never lost a bet. When he bet on a horse race, his horse broke its leg, but he still won; there was a big pile-up on the racetrack, and his horse limped across the finish line first.

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* In Mack Reynolds' Section G Creator/MackReynolds' United Planets novel ''Code Duello'', one operative is a young man who's never lost a bet. When he bet on a horse race, his horse broke its leg, but he still won; there was a big pile-up on the racetrack, and his horse limped across the finish line first.
2nd Nov '17 12:33:23 PM DaibhidC
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* The luck virus in ''Series/RedDwarf'' (see below) also makes an appearance in [[Literature/RedDwarf the novels]], subverted when [[spoiler: an evil alternate universe Lister uses it just before he and the Dwarfers get hit by a psychic hellstorm called the Rage which will choose one person to destroy. As the Rage sweeps through them, everyone is filled with a desire to join it. And since Evil Lister has the luck...]]
2nd Nov '17 12:27:15 PM DaibhidC
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* The protagonist of [[Series/LuckMan Stan Lee's Lucky Man]] receives a bracelet that grants this power. Pretty fortunate for a gambling addict. Though it appears that always winning is somehow taking the shine out of the compulsion. It is also strongly hinted at that every bit of good luck that falls on him is balanced out by bad luck falling on someone close to him - unfortunately, he can't take the bracelet off (and attempts to do so have been spectacularly unsuccessful).

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* The protagonist of [[Series/LuckMan Stan Lee's Lucky Man]] ''Series/StanLeesLuckyMan'' receives a bracelet that grants this power. Pretty fortunate for a gambling addict. Though it appears that always winning is somehow taking the shine out of the compulsion. It is also strongly hinted at that every bit of good luck that falls on him is balanced out by bad luck falling on someone close to him - unfortunately, he can't take the bracelet off (and attempts to do so have been spectacularly unsuccessful).
20th Oct '17 12:45:50 AM MadCapster
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** In its [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017 reboot]], Gladstone is a recurring character and [[TruerToTheText more like his comic book counterpart]], completely reveling in his luck while lazily and selfishly breezing through life. This unsurprisingly leads to Donald disliking him for [[BornUnlucky obvious reasons]] and Scrooge being annoyed by his laziness. He's not completely safe from getting out of trouble however, as his luck is why he became a prisoner of a spirit who feeds on good luck in his debut episode. As with the comics, Gladstone is normally pitted against Donald in competitions, usually being a battle between his own crazy luck and Donald's [[{{Determinator}} sheer determination.]]
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