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22nd Aug '17 10:36:05 AM ironballs16
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[[caption-width-right:349:A normal day for WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck.]]

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[[caption-width-right:349:A normal day for WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck.]]
[[caption-width-right:349:Who gets stuck with all the bad luck? No one - but WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck!]]
13th Aug '17 2:17:56 PM JulianLapostat
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* Poor [[SpiderMan Peter Parker]], he's so unlucky it's taken this long for him to be mentioned. He's even mumbled the page quote more than a few times. It should be noted his poor luck has been both played for laughs and done seriously. Though it should be mentioned that a good deal of the ol' Parker luck is self-inflicted due to his secret identity as Spider Man, who's duties often interfers with his civilian life.

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* Poor [[SpiderMan [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]], he's he tends to see himself as being very unlucky, so unlucky much so that he would complain that it's taken this long for him to be mentioned. He's even mumbled the page quote more than a few times. It should be noted his poor luck has been both played for laughs and done seriously. Though it should be mentioned that a A good deal of the ol' Parker luck is self-inflicted due to his secret identity as Spider Man, who's duties often interfers interferes with his civilian life.life, and despite his bad luck he has a loving family, a circle of friends, and as a few supervillains have enviously noted, a love-life entirely filled with gorgeous women.
4th Aug '17 1:30:15 AM WillBGood
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** Remade starring Danny Glover and Martin Short.

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** Remade in 1991 as ''Pure Luck'' starring Danny Glover and Martin Short.
25th Jul '17 6:43:59 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* Early in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', Yuri sarcastically declares that he must be cursed after a string of misunderstandings, unwanted trouble, and bad luck. Which turns into a RunningGag and LampshadeHanging over a common [[cliche WalkingDisasterArea]]. That said, he does seem to get into various troublesome situations...which, on the other hand, tend to ''pay off'' as his life's duty seems to be as a SpannerInTheWorks for horrible deeds and world destroying threats.

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* Early in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', Yuri sarcastically declares that he must be cursed after a string of misunderstandings, unwanted trouble, and bad luck. Which turns into a RunningGag and LampshadeHanging over a common [[cliche WalkingDisasterArea]].[[WalkingDisasterArea cliche]]. That said, he does seem to get into various troublesome situations...which, on the other hand, tend to ''pay off'' as his life's duty seems to be as a SpannerInTheWorks for horrible deeds and world destroying threats.
25th Jul '17 6:40:19 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* Early in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', Yuri sarcastically declares that he must be cursed after a string of misunderstandings, unwanted trouble, and bad luck. Which turns into a RunningGag and LampshadeHanging over a common [[cliche WalkingDisasterArea]]. That said, he does seem to get into various troublesome situations...which, on the other hand, tend to ''pay off'' as his life's duty seems to be as a SpannerInTheWorks for horrible deeds and world destroying threats.
14th Jul '17 7:25:12 PM BlueGuy
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* LetsPlay/ProtonJon is known for his miserably bad luck when Let's Playing or streaming, and he reportedly has even ''worse'' luck when it comes to [[StuckAtTheAirportPlot air travel]]. Though it's hard to top the time he had to replace some recording hardware and bought said replacement from Amazon, only to receive an email some time later saying that ''the seller had '''died''''' (at least they refunded his money). This is all in direct contrast to his fellow [[LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys Runaway Guy]] LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}}, who is known for his [[BornLucky staggeringly]] ''[[BornLucky good]]'' [[BornLucky luck]].

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* LetsPlay/ProtonJon is known for his miserably bad luck when Let's Playing or streaming, and he reportedly has even ''worse'' luck when it comes to [[StuckAtTheAirportPlot air travel]]. Though it's hard to top the time he had to replace some recording hardware and bought said replacement from Amazon, only to receive an email some time later saying that ''the the seller had '''died''''' ''died'' (at least they refunded his money). This is all in direct contrast to his fellow [[LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys Runaway Guy]] LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}}, who is known for his [[BornLucky staggeringly]] ''[[BornLucky good]]'' [[BornLucky luck]].luck]].
* ''Literature/SeventyThousandSevenHundredSeventySix'' (set in a world where humanity has achieved CompleteImmortality, and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball the game 500]] has escalated to a continent-wide search for a massive "football") has Lacrecia Evans, whose poor luck over ten thousand years attracts attention from sports historians and statisticians. If it were pure random chance, Lacrecia should have caught the ball about three hundred times in that time periodóbut somehow, she hasn't caught it once. And when her losing streak finally ends, [[YankTheDogsChain the ball ends up destroying a priceless historical artifact.]]
13th Jul '17 11:01:10 PM Mswordx24
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* Maggey Byrde of the ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Ace Attorney]]'' series has attested on more than one occasion that her life is nothing but disaster.
12th Jul '17 12:33:05 AM PhoenixReece
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* Eugene from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is the resident jinx of the show, and in almost all of his appearances would get injured or screwed over in some way that was out of his control. Eugene-centric episodes are about Arnold taking pity on Eugene and trying to help him or prove he wasn't a jinx, only for it to horribly backfire. Funnily enough in one episode Eugene proposed the idea that Arnold was the jinx because bad things happened to him when Arnold was around, though other episodes proved that wasn't true.

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* Eugene from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is the resident jinx of the show, and in almost all of his appearances would get injured or screwed over in some way that was out of his control. Eugene-centric episodes are about Arnold taking pity on Eugene and trying to help him or prove he wasn't a jinx, only for it to horribly backfire. Funnily enough in one episode Eugene proposed the idea that Arnold was the jinx because bad things happened to him when Arnold was around, though other episodes proved that wasn't true. He even once mentioned that he was born on a Friday the 13th
27th Jun '17 6:34:24 PM StarSword
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* Historian and author Creator/WilliamRForstchen states in an essay on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Crater Battle of the Crater]] (printed in ''How to Lose a Battle: Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders'' edited by Creator/BillFawcett) that UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte always asked the same question when a name was presented for promotion to general: "Is he lucky?" He further asserts that American Civil War [[GeneralFailure General Ambrose Burnside]] would never have made general under Napoleon.
25th Jun '17 2:04:55 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:349:A normal day for DonaldDuck.]]

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* [[SdrawkcabName Stanley Yelnats]], the main character in ''{{Holes}}'', is walking home from school one day (late, because he was fishing his books out of the toilet, courtesy of his bullies), when, as he passes under a freeway overpass, a pair of shoes hits him on the head. But wait -- [[HopeSpot these shoes are just the thing Stanley's father needs for his scientific experiment]]! Stanley starts running home -- but the cops pull up alongside him and ask him to stop. Turns out, those ''very shoes'' belong to Stanley's favorite baseball player. They were about to be auctioned off for charity, but they were stolen fifteen minutes ago. Stanley is put on trial for the theft, can't prove that he didn't steal the shoes, and is sent to Camp Green Lake -- all for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. His whole family line is cursed, matter of fact, because of his "no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather." We later get that ancestor's side of the story.

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* [[SdrawkcabName Stanley Yelnats]], the main character in ''{{Holes}}'', ''Literature/{{Holes}}'', is walking home from school one day (late, because he was fishing his books out of the toilet, courtesy of his bullies), when, as he passes under a freeway overpass, a pair of shoes hits him on the head. But wait -- [[HopeSpot these shoes are just the thing Stanley's father needs for his scientific experiment]]! Stanley starts running home -- but the cops pull up alongside him and ask him to stop. Turns out, those ''very shoes'' belong to Stanley's favorite baseball player. They were about to be auctioned off for charity, but they were stolen fifteen minutes ago. Stanley is put on trial for the theft, can't prove that he didn't steal the shoes, and is sent to Camp Green Lake -- all for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. His whole family line is cursed, matter of fact, because of his "no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather." We later get that ancestor's side of the story.
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