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9th Aug '17 7:16:03 AM BeerBaron
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** From the series' lore is Sai, a DeityOfHumanOrigin God of Luck celebrated in the Iliac Bay region. He plays with it a bit, however, as he was indeed "born lucky", but the luck only applied to the people around him, never himself. After he died in battle (while all of this fellow soldiers survived), he was granted immortality by [[WarGod Ebonarm]] to use his gift of luck to help "balance" the world.
6th Aug '17 7:32:09 PM LlamaAdventure
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* PlayedWith with Kazuma from ''LightNovel/KonoSuba'', who's Luck stat is easily his highest. Unfortunately, his luck only seems to apply in specific scenarios (such as winning Rock, Paper Scissors matches or using skills dependant on Luck,) as it doesn't stop him from being supremely unlucky in his day-to-day life and being the series' ButtMonkey.
24th Jul '17 4:57:17 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** In one comic he did have a "charm" of some sort, kept in a vault that he never let anyone see inside. [[spoiler:It was a dime like Scrooge's. It wasn't a charm, it was a reminder of the brief time his luck failed him and he had to get an honest job. Gladstone was so ashamed of having worked he kept the dime inside the vault just so he'd never have to see it.]]

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** In one comic he did have a "charm" of some sort, kept in a vault that he never let anyone see inside. [[spoiler:It was a dime like Scrooge's. It But it turns out it wasn't a charm, charm at all; it was a reminder of the brief only honest salary he has ever made, and he got it during a time where his luck momentarily failed him and he had to get an honest actual job. Gladstone was so ashamed of having worked been reduced to working for a living that he kept the dime inside the vault just so he'd never have to see it.]]
16th Jul '17 10:12:03 PM HeroGal2347
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* Gladstone Gander, listed and pictured above, makes a guest-starring appearance in [[Recap/DuckTalesS1E9DimeEnoughForLuck an episode of]] WesternAnimation/DuckTales, where his luck is actually weaponized by Magica De Spell in order to bypass Scrooge's security system. Despite being hypnotized into stealing it he is still cursed due to using his luck for evil and is instead saddled with ''bad luck.'' Naturally, but the end of the episode he gets his luck back and refuses to learn his aesop about relying on luck for everything.

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* Gladstone Gander, listed and pictured above, makes a guest-starring appearance in [[Recap/DuckTalesS1E9DimeEnoughForLuck an episode of]] WesternAnimation/DuckTales, ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', where his luck is actually weaponized by Magica De Spell in order to bypass Scrooge's security system. Despite being hypnotized into stealing it he is still cursed due to using his luck for evil and is instead saddled with ''bad luck.'' Naturally, but the end of the episode he gets his luck back and refuses to learn his aesop about relying on luck for everything.
30th Jun '17 8:53:56 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'': Justy Ueki Tyler is a lazy, incompetent, bumbling idiot, and as the name might suggest, he is the most irresponsible man to ever hold the rank of "Captain." He also happens to be the luckiest man alive. He gets out of near-impossible situations by nothing but luck (unless he's really just ''[[ObfuscatingStupidity that good]]''). At his bad days he only escapes from overwhelming fleets; on his better days he sinks them. Without any weapon. Or fighter. Damn, they sink themselves.

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* ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'': Justy Ueki Tyler Tylor is a lazy, incompetent, bumbling idiot, and as the name might suggest, he is the most irresponsible man to ever hold the rank of "Captain." He also happens to be the luckiest man alive. He gets out of near-impossible situations by nothing but luck (unless he's really just ''[[ObfuscatingStupidity that good]]''). At his bad days he only escapes from overwhelming fleets; on his better days he sinks them. Without any weapon. Or fighter. Damn, they sink themselves.
30th Jun '17 8:52:43 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'': Justy Ueki Tyler is a lazy, incompetent, bumbling idiot, and as the name might suggest, he is the most irresponsible man to ever hold the rank of "Captain." He also happens to be the luckiest man alive. He gets out of near-impossible situations by nothing but luck (unless he's really just ''[[ObfuscatingStupidity that good.]]''). At his bad days he only escapes from overwhelming fleets; on his better days he sinks them. Without any weapon. Or fighter. Damn, they sink themselves.

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* ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'': Justy Ueki Tyler is a lazy, incompetent, bumbling idiot, and as the name might suggest, he is the most irresponsible man to ever hold the rank of "Captain." He also happens to be the luckiest man alive. He gets out of near-impossible situations by nothing but luck (unless he's really just ''[[ObfuscatingStupidity that good.]]'').good]]''). At his bad days he only escapes from overwhelming fleets; on his better days he sinks them. Without any weapon. Or fighter. Damn, they sink themselves.
15th Jun '17 7:05:03 AM Mitis
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** Joey Wheeler wins many, if not most, of his duels by being on the good side of luck-based cards. He is actually a very skillful duelist, but cards around chance and luck are often a big part of his deck, having started with Time Wizard (given to him by Yugi) and going from there. It does help to contrast against the very tactical and wealthy Kaiba, where they have a mutual dislike toward one another (Kaiba even berating him for relying on luck.) He does manage to use them in inventive ways, like against Yami Malik.
*** The luck-baseed approach also serves as a foil to his father, at least in the manga. In the manga, hs father was an alcoholic and a gambling addict, which forced Joey to take multiple jobs to pay off the gambling debts.

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** Joey Wheeler wins many, if not most, of his duels by being on the good side of luck-based cards. He is actually a very skillful duelist, but cards around chance and luck are often a big part of his deck, having started with Time Wizard (given to him by Yugi) and going gone from there. there, using them in very creative ways. It does help to contrast against the very tactical and wealthy Kaiba, where they have a mutual dislike toward one another (Kaiba even berating him for relying on luck.) He does manage to use them in inventive ways, like against Yami Malik.
[[TheRival Kaiba]].
*** The luck-baseed luck-based approach also serves as a foil to his father, at least in the manga. In the manga, hs his father was an alcoholic and a gambling addict, which forced Joey to take multiple jobs to pay off the gambling debts.


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*** It's common with Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists in general, but it typically falls more in the "Heart of the Cards" category.
12th Jun '17 9:28:49 PM BloodyPantastic
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* Chad Kensington in ''[[VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame Friday the 13th: The Game]]'' has the highest luck stat of very counselor, meaning his weapons last much longer that others while also increasing some of his other stats.
6th Jun '17 12:46:54 PM BeerBaron
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* The Wood Elf Gaenor from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' expansion ''Tribunal'' is a bit of a BonusBoss. You first meet him as a sort-of beggar in Mournhold, where he will demand that you give him some money. If you do, he will continue to ask for more until it reaches outrageous sums you probably won't be able to pay and even if you can, we won't believe you really have the money anyway. Either way, pay him or deny him the money, he will get angry. Come back a few days later to encounter him again. This time, he is wearing a full set of (extremely expensive and powerful) Ebony Armor. He will confront you and tell you how he came upon a Lucky Charm. Ever since he found it, he had insane amounts of luck, money was practically falling into his pockets all the time, he never lost a fight, hell, he never even got injured. Then he decides to take revenge on you for the money thing earlier. While in battle, he lacks any significant uber-destructive attacks, his insane luck makes more than up for it. You see, in the game, all the important chances, such as whether or not a blow will hit or miss or whether or not a Magic Reflection/Damage Reflection spell will kick in, is influenced by a certain stat. [[LuckStat You guessed it]]. And yes, you heard that right, damage reflection and spell reflection. The guy has very powerful amounts of that. Gaenor is so lucky that ''he can make you kill yourself by attacking him''. Should you, despite all the odds, manage to kill him, you can loot the lucky charm from his pockets, but while the enchantment is certainly powerful, it only grants 20 Luck points. Attribute-Wise, however, Gaenor had 770 of them...
** One of the most straightforward ways of beating him is to temporarily increase your own Luck to similarly absurd levels with potions.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', Imperial characters are given a trait called ''imperial luck'' which increases the amount of gold they can earn from looting containers. There's also the 'Prowler's Profit' bonus which increases your characters chance of finding assorted gemstones, and two perks in the lockpicking skilltree that make you find more money and magical items. [[spoiler: It's revealed that Luck is something considered the domain of Nocturnal, the Goddess worshiped by the Thieves' Guild. If you complete the Thief campaign and get the guild back into Nocturnal's good graces, she'll reward them with good luck, causing the members of the Guild to fall under this trope.]]

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The Wood Elf [[OurElvesAreBetter Bosmer (Wood Elf)]] Gaenor from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' expansion ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s ''Tribunal'' expansion is a bit of a BonusBoss. You first meet him as a sort-of beggar in Mournhold, where he will demand that you give him some money. If you do, he will continue to ask for more until it reaches outrageous sums you probably won't be able to pay and even if you can, we he won't believe you really have the money anyway. Either way, pay him or deny him the money, he will get angry. Come back a few days later to encounter him again. This time, he is wearing a full set of (extremely expensive and powerful) [[FantasyMetals Ebony Armor.Armor]]. He will confront you and tell you how he came upon a Lucky Charm. Ever since he found it, he had insane amounts of luck, money was practically falling into his pockets all the time, he never lost a fight, hell, he never even got injured. Then he decides to take revenge on you for the money thing earlier. you. While in battle, he lacks any significant uber-destructive powerful attacks, but his insane luck makes more than up for it. You see, in the game, In-game, all the important chances, such as whether or not a blow will hit or miss or whether or not a Magic Reflection/Damage Reflection spell will kick in, is influenced in part by a certain stat. [[LuckStat You guessed it]]. And yes, you heard that right, the LuckStat. That includes attack evasion, damage reflection reflection, and spell reflection. The guy has very powerful amounts of that.reflection. Gaenor is so lucky that ''he can make you kill yourself by attacking him''. Should you, despite all the odds, manage to kill him, you can loot the lucky charm from his pockets, but while the enchantment is certainly powerful, it only grants 20 Luck points. Attribute-Wise, however, Gaenor had 770 ''[[BeyondTheImpossible 770]]'' of them...
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them... (Barring cheats or exploits, the PlayerCharacter {{Cap}} is 100.) One of the most straightforward ways of beating him is to temporarily increase your own Luck to similarly absurd levels with potions.
potions/spell effects/enchantments or some combination thereof.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', Imperial Skyrim]]'':
*** [[HumansAreDiplomats Imperial]]
characters are given have a racial trait called ''imperial luck'' ''Imperial Luck'', which increases the amount of gold they can earn from looting containers. containers.
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There's also the 'Prowler's Profit' bonus which increases your characters chance of finding assorted gemstones, and two perks in the lockpicking skilltree that make you find more money and magical items. [[spoiler: items.
***[[spoiler:
It's revealed that Luck is something considered the domain of Nocturnal, the Goddess worshiped [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] revered by the Thieves' Guild. ThievesGuild. If you complete the Thief campaign Thieves' Guild quest line and get the guild back into Nocturnal's good graces, she'll reward them with good luck, causing the members of the Guild to fall under this trope.]]
28th May '17 4:42:37 PM 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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