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24th Jun '16 10:10:41 AM BoyNinja
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** Arthur/Harold from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' takes this to an extreme. Gameplay wise, he has the worst maximum luck penalty and luck growth out of any character, and his personal skill makes him and any nearby enemies more prone to taking critical hits. His supports mostly focus on all of misfortune that befalls him (And those who hang around with him), though he somehow manages to take it all in stride. Amusingly, his son ends up being [[BornLucky the polar opposite]].

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** Arthur/Harold from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' takes this to an extreme. Gameplay wise, he has the worst maximum luck penalty and luck growth out of any character, and his personal skill makes him and any nearby enemies more prone to taking critical hits. His supports mostly focus on all of misfortune that befalls him (And (and those who hang around with him), though he somehow manages to take it all in stride. stride and tries to make himself look heroically when facing off against it. Amusingly, many times when his misfortune affects others, they end up getting some very nice out of it. Then there is his son who ends up being [[BornLucky the polar opposite]].opposite]] with no negatives.
15th Jun '16 11:31:23 PM Doug86
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* The short-lived [[MarvelComics Marvel]] Role-Playing Game had the unlucky hindrance. Whenever a card check (in lieu of dice) would be made involving this character, another card would be drawn from the deck and the card that was worse for the unlucky player would be used. Yes, SpiderMan had this hindrance.

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* The short-lived [[MarvelComics Marvel]] Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} Role-Playing Game had the unlucky hindrance. Whenever a card check (in lieu of dice) would be made involving this character, another card would be drawn from the deck and the card that was worse for the unlucky player would be used. Yes, SpiderMan ComicBook/SpiderMan had this hindrance.
17th May '16 6:32:30 PM aNinjaWithAIDS
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has another literal example in Izuku "[[InSeriesNickname Deku]]" Midoriya. [[EveryoneIsASuper Humans in this setting have an estimated 80% chance]] to be born with a [[StockSuperpower Quirk]]. He's among the 20% that did not.
15th May '16 5:29:44 PM nombretomado
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* The titular family in the short lived DomCom ''Series/ThePitts'' were if anything even more unlucky than their ''MarriedWithChildren'' counterparts - at least none of the Bundys got mauled by [[WeirdnessMagnet werewolves, kidnapped by their own haunted car]] or end up with a two foot long pipe [[AmusingInjuries lodged in their heads after a boiler explosion.]]

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* The titular family in the short lived DomCom ''Series/ThePitts'' were if anything even more unlucky than their ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' counterparts - at least none of the Bundys got mauled by [[WeirdnessMagnet werewolves, kidnapped by their own haunted car]] or end up with a two foot long pipe [[AmusingInjuries lodged in their heads after a boiler explosion.]]
11th May '16 10:21:32 PM foxley
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* Dave Farkus, a petty criminal and general lowlife, from the ''Literature/JoePickett'' series of novels. Farkus has an uncanny ability to end up in the middle dangerous situations, usually through no fault of his own. In ''Breaking Point'', Joe tells Farkus that he is the only man he knows who would almost get killed by a falling deer (ItMakesSenseInContext).
10th May '16 8:07:25 PM Berrenta
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8th May '16 6:32:34 PM foxley
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* John Dortmunder, the spectacularly unlucky criminal protagonist of a [[Literature/{{Dortmunder}} series of novels]] by Donald E. Westlake. Dortmunder has an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by having the most unlikely things go wrong. He actually feels uneasy if everything is going too well on a job.
7th May '16 1:45:50 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* Nagito Komaeda from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' is a [[BornLucky partial subversion]] in that his luck manifests as two extremes: immeasurable good luck followed by catastrophic bad luck, which is then negated by another run of good luck. [[spoiler: In his free time events, he reveals that his parents were killed when a plane they were on was hijacked, then a small meteor stuck the plane, killing both them and the hijacker. He earned a massive inheritance, then was kidnapped for ransom only to be released when no one would pay it, since all his other relatives are dead. This lead to Nagito finding a lottery ticket and winning another 300 million yen, only to later be diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma and Frontotemporal Dementia, cutting down his lifespan to between 6 months and 1 year. Then he won another random lottery and was accepted into Hope's Peak Academy]].

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* Nagito Komaeda from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' is a [[BornLucky partial subversion]] in that his luck manifests as two extremes: immeasurable good luck followed by catastrophic bad luck, which is then negated by another run of good luck. [[spoiler: In On one hand, his free time events, he reveals that his parents were killed when a plane they were on was hijacked, then a small meteor stuck the plane, killing both them and the hijacker. He luck earned him a massive inheritance, then was a winning lottery ticket, and a spot in Hope's Peak Academy. But it's also resulted in his dog being hit by a truck, the deaths of his parents in a plane hijacking (when both them and the hijacker were hit by a small meteor), him getting kidnapped by a serial killer for ransom only to be released when no one would pay it, since all his other relatives are dead. This lead to Nagito finding a lottery ticket ransom, and winning another 300 million yen, only to later be diagnosed with a dual diagnosis of Stage 3 Lymphoma and Frontotemporal Dementia, cutting Dementia that cuts his life down his lifespan to between 6 months and 1 year. Then he won another random lottery and was accepted into Hope's Peak Academy]].less than a year]].
6th May '16 6:30:59 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* Nagito Komaeda from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' is a [[BornLucky partial subversion]] in that his luck manifests as two extremes: immeasurable good luck followed by catastrophic bad luck, which is then negated by another run of good luck. [[spoiler: In his free time events, he reveals that his parents were killed when a plane they were on was hijacked, then a small meteor stuck the plane, killing both them and the hijacker. He earned a massive inheritance, then was kidnapped for ransom only to be released when no one would pay it, since all his other relatives are dead. This lead to Nagito finding a lottery ticket and winning another 300 million yen, only to later be diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma and Frontotemporal Dementia, cutting down his lifespan to between 6 months and 1 year. Then he won another random lottery and was accepted into Hope's Peak Academy]].
4th May '16 11:56:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Michael from the ''KnightAndRogueSeries''. Just about anything than can go wrong for him will.

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* Michael from the ''KnightAndRogueSeries''.''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries''. Just about anything than can go wrong for him will.
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