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25th Aug '16 2:40:57 PM LtFedora
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* During World War II, Creator/JonPertwee served in the Royal Navy. The ship he was initially assigned to was HMS ''Hood''. He transferred off for officer training right before the ship left for her fatal encounter with the German battleship ''Bismarck'', of which only three British sailors survived.
22nd Aug '16 10:49:55 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Princess L'Arachel from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' appears to actually be divinely blessed; she wins coin tosses ''when the tosser is cheating''. This is reflected in her growth rates, as she'll almost always max out the LuckStat on her own.
** In ''FireEmblemJugdral'', the people who have [[HeroicLineage Ulir Holy Blood]] (like the sisters [[WhiteMagicianGirl Adean]] and Briggid and their children) have Luck growths of at least 30%, among the best ones ''in the whole FE franchise''. In-story, this is supposed to be tied to a blessing bestowed upon Ulir the "Bow User", creating a whole legend in regards to [[AmbiguousGender their]] descendants - now the Royal House of Jungby. [[spoiler: Adean herself invokes her BornLucky status in the Oosawa manga by pulling a GoThroughMe to recruit Prince Jamuka, standing in between two armies and hoping the legendary luck of the Jungbies causes her to be unharmed by Verdane's barrage of arrows. And except for a mere cut on her cheek, ''it works.'']]

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Princess L'Arachel from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' appears to actually be divinely blessed; she wins coin tosses ''when the tosser is cheating''. This is reflected in her growth rates, as she'll almost always max out the LuckStat on her own.
** In ''FireEmblemJugdral'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'', the people who have [[HeroicLineage Ulir Holy Blood]] (like the sisters [[WhiteMagicianGirl Adean]] and Briggid and their children) have Luck growths of at least 30%, among the best ones ''in the whole FE franchise''. In-story, this is supposed to be tied to a blessing bestowed upon Ulir the "Bow User", creating a whole legend in regards to [[AmbiguousGender their]] descendants - now the Royal House of Jungby. [[spoiler: Adean herself invokes her BornLucky status in the Oosawa manga by pulling a GoThroughMe to recruit Prince Jamuka, standing in between two armies and hoping the legendary luck of the Jungbies causes her to be unharmed by Verdane's barrage of arrows. And except for a mere cut on her cheek, ''it works.'']]
22nd Aug '16 10:49:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''[='s=] opening, the [=AI=] Cortana says about Master Chief:

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''[='s=] opening, the [=AI=] Cortana says this about Master Chief:
15th Aug '16 2:06:12 PM Malady
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* An animated short called ''Lucky Lydia'' wherein the title character had impossibly good luck. Examples include waking up to a rainbow (complete with a pot of gold) every morning, finding several hundred dollars in loose change, and winning a poker game when her opponents had ''marked the cards.'' In fact, about the only unfortunate thing that happened to Lydia throughout the short was her friend being unable to come out and play (said friend had gone to the doctor to have her blood dyed red).

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* An animated short called ''Lucky Lydia'' ''WesternAnimation/LuckyLydia'' wherein the title character had impossibly impossibly, parodically, good luck. Examples include waking up to a rainbow (complete with a pot of gold) every morning, finding several hundred dollars in loose change, and winning a poker game when her opponents had ''marked the cards.'' In fact, about the only unfortunate thing that happened to Lydia throughout the short was her friend being unable to come out and play (said friend had gone to the doctor to have her blood dyed red).



* The short ''Lucky Lydia'' is about a girl who is lucky to parody levels. Everything goes well for her and she even wakes up to rainbows and pots of gold under her pillow.
14th Aug '16 6:42:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the Artificial Intelligence Cortana says this to the protagonist of the series, Master Chief:
--> "They let me pick, did I ever tell you that? Choose whichever Spartan I wanted. You know me. I did my research; watched as you became the soldier we needed you to be. Like the others, you were strong and swift and brave. A natural leader. But you had something they didn't. Something no one saw, but me. Can you guess? Luck."
** Which makes sense, since the aforementioned character not only is the only one Spartan left alive ([[RetCon well, he was]]), but he is also able to avoid almost certain death several times during the 3 games of the series.

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* It's been stated numerous times that ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] protagonist Master Chief John-117 is this trope embodied, which makes sense, considering that he's one of the last Spartan-[=IIs=] alive and has survived near-death multiple times.
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In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', 3}}''[='s=] opening, the Artificial Intelligence [=AI=] Cortana says this to the protagonist of the series, about Master Chief:
--> "They -->"They let me pick, did I ever tell you that? Choose whichever Spartan I wanted. You know me. I did my research; watched as you became the soldier we needed you to be. Like the others, you were strong and swift and brave. A natural leader. But you had something they didn't. Something no one saw, but me. Can you guess? Luck."
** Which makes sense, since In the aforementioned character not only is prequel book ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'', Halsey chooses John to be the only one first Spartan left alive ([[RetCon well, he was]]), but he is also able to avoid almost certain death several times during test the 3 games of the series.MJOLNIR armor because "You've always been lucky."



** This also comes up in the expanded universe prequel book ''Halo: Reach'' (unrelated to the video game except for location), where Halsey chooses John to be the first Spartan to test the Mjolnir armor because "You've always been lucky."
** Although, throughout the series, it becomes more and more apparent that it's the kind of luck that only prevents John himself from getting severely injured. As for the people around him, they drop off one by one over the course of the books and games.

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** This also comes up in the expanded universe prequel book ''Halo: Reach'' (unrelated to the video game except for location), where Halsey chooses John to be the first Spartan to test the Mjolnir armor because "You've always been lucky."
** Although, throughout the series,
That said, it becomes more and more apparent that it's the John's kind of luck that only prevents John himself from getting severely injured. As for the people around him, they tend to drop off one by one over the course of the books and games.franchise.
8th Aug '16 6:50:32 PM Quarma
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* Makoto Naegi from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' has his entire high school identity based on this trope. He's the Super High School Level Good Luck - meaning his only "talent" or "special trait" is the fact that he was lucky enough to win the lottery to attend Kibougamine Academy.

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* Makoto Naegi from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' has his entire high school identity based on this trope. He's the Super High School Level Good Luck Ultimate Lucky Student - meaning his only "talent" or "special trait" is the fact that he was lucky enough to win the lottery to attend Kibougamine Hope's Peak Academy.
7th Aug '16 4:28:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* GeorgeWashington was not the great general people like to remember him as, at least not in his early career. His early career was noted for a series of catastrophic military failures that he always managed to survive by pure luck. In the Battle of Monongahela during the French and Indian War, four musket balls passed through his cloak without hitting him. His reputation as impossible to kill was such that as soon as they realized who they were shooting at, they aimed for his horse instead. It worked. Twice.

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* GeorgeWashington UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington was not the great general people like to remember him as, at least not in his early career. His early career was noted for a series of catastrophic military failures that he always managed to survive by pure luck. In the Battle of Monongahela during the French and Indian War, four musket balls passed through his cloak without hitting him. His reputation as impossible to kill was such that as soon as they realized who they were shooting at, they aimed for his horse instead. It worked. Twice.
2nd Aug '16 4:49:49 PM Shadeblade11
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** Part 4's main Antagonist, Yoshikage Kira, literally has luck in his name. Its because of this luck that he managed to get away with the murder of over 49 women. [[spoiler: It inevitably ran out near the end of the part.]]
23rd Jul '16 4:15:02 PM nombretomado
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* [[CarlBarks Gladstone Gander]], DonaldDuck's cousin. His luck goes to absolutely ''ridiculous'' extremes, much to Donald's dislike. Much of the character's humor comes from watching the RubeGoldbergDevice of DeusExMachina events that make everything go his way. Worst of all, he ''revelled'' in his luck, knew everything was coming to him without any effort, and thought working was beneath him, which made the character [[SmugSnake all the more obnoxious]]. At one point it's implied he's lucky because the Goddess of Luck fell in love with him. It would certainly explain why his luck doesn't usually work when it comes to gain Daisy Duck's love. He's also had a number of things like a lucky rabbit foot, DependingOnTheWriter. In the Don Rosa canon ItRunsInTheFamily -- Gladstone's mother Daphne is/was ridiculously lucky, as well. This was in turn based on a lucky hex symbol a traveling painter had placed on the family barn as a gift for the new child. It was once established, however, that Gladstone's luck cost him the greatest prize: Scrooge, disgusted by how lazy he is, has continuously refused to leave him anything.\\

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* [[CarlBarks [[Creator/CarlBarks Gladstone Gander]], DonaldDuck's cousin. His luck goes to absolutely ''ridiculous'' extremes, much to Donald's dislike. Much of the character's humor comes from watching the RubeGoldbergDevice of DeusExMachina events that make everything go his way. Worst of all, he ''revelled'' in his luck, knew everything was coming to him without any effort, and thought working was beneath him, which made the character [[SmugSnake all the more obnoxious]]. At one point it's implied he's lucky because the Goddess of Luck fell in love with him. It would certainly explain why his luck doesn't usually work when it comes to gain Daisy Duck's love. He's also had a number of things like a lucky rabbit foot, DependingOnTheWriter. In the Don Rosa canon ItRunsInTheFamily -- Gladstone's mother Daphne is/was ridiculously lucky, as well. This was in turn based on a lucky hex symbol a traveling painter had placed on the family barn as a gift for the new child. It was once established, however, that Gladstone's luck cost him the greatest prize: Scrooge, disgusted by how lazy he is, has continuously refused to leave him anything.\\
23rd Jul '16 12:36:57 PM nombretomado
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* Likewise, Rachel in the American ''BigBrother''. She comes back with an unbreakable alliance with Brendon and is also paired up with Jeff and Jordan, who are likewise unbreakable. They are then put against people who barely know each other and have never played; the veterans (Rachel, Brendon, Jeff, Jordan, Daniele) have. The challenges are all something they're familiar with. After her boyfriend was evicted from the house, he somehow wins a popular vote to come back but is voted back out again. Then after things get turned around again and causing Jeff and Daniele to be voted out, then Rachel and Jordan are put on the block, Porsche is forced to open Pandora's Box...and the twist seems tailor-made to benefit Rachel and Jordan. Conveniently, the next veto competition (Read: That Rachel ''needs'' to win) is... a carbon copy of the first competition in the game that Rachel won, with a different prop. The twist manages to save both Rachel and Jordan, then the next head of household challenge is a challenge that Rachel had already won in the past - and just a couple days before, she was talking about how she did so well on it. When she's forced to open Pandora's box, it's not a game changing power that completely sabotages her game like it did to Porsche...it's a shopping spree. That's some ''[[SarcasmMode amazing]]'' [[SarcasmMode luck]].

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* Likewise, Rachel in the American ''BigBrother''.''Series/BigBrother''. She comes back with an unbreakable alliance with Brendon and is also paired up with Jeff and Jordan, who are likewise unbreakable. They are then put against people who barely know each other and have never played; the veterans (Rachel, Brendon, Jeff, Jordan, Daniele) have. The challenges are all something they're familiar with. After her boyfriend was evicted from the house, he somehow wins a popular vote to come back but is voted back out again. Then after things get turned around again and causing Jeff and Daniele to be voted out, then Rachel and Jordan are put on the block, Porsche is forced to open Pandora's Box...and the twist seems tailor-made to benefit Rachel and Jordan. Conveniently, the next veto competition (Read: That Rachel ''needs'' to win) is... a carbon copy of the first competition in the game that Rachel won, with a different prop. The twist manages to save both Rachel and Jordan, then the next head of household challenge is a challenge that Rachel had already won in the past - and just a couple days before, she was talking about how she did so well on it. When she's forced to open Pandora's box, it's not a game changing power that completely sabotages her game like it did to Porsche...it's a shopping spree. That's some ''[[SarcasmMode amazing]]'' [[SarcasmMode luck]].
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