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1st Jan '18 7:56:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HeeHaw'' the quote above was used in a skit which started out with a song:

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* In ''HeeHaw'' ''Series/HeeHaw'' the quote above was used in a skit which started out with a song:
23rd Dec '17 12:58:16 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Oingo is a [[{{Humanshifter}} flawless shapeshifter]] and a man of many talents (necessary to convincingly impersonate people). Unfortunately for him, any time he's assigned to assassinate someone, he's constantly put into situations in which his shapeshifting won't help, such as being forced to swallow lit cigarettes, attempting to poison someone's drink and finding out it's an unopened can of cola, or, the act that ultimately convinces him to retire from assasination, concealing a bomb and running away only to have someone give it back to him as it's about to explode.

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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Oingo is a [[{{Humanshifter}} flawless shapeshifter]] and a man of many talents (necessary to convincingly impersonate people). Unfortunately for him, any time he's assigned to assassinate someone, he's constantly put into situations in which his shapeshifting won't help, such as being forced to swallow lit cigarettes, attempting to poison someone's drink and finding out it's an unopened can of cola, or, the act that ultimately convinces him to retire from assasination, concealing a encountering his own concealed bomb and running away only to have someone give accidentally setting it back to him as it's about to explode.off.
23rd Dec '17 12:33:05 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Oingo is a [[{{Humanshifter}} flawless shapeshifter]] and a man of many talents (necessary to convincingly impersonate people). Unfortunately for him, any time he's assigned to assassinate someone, he's constantly put into situations in which his shapeshifting won't help, such as being forced to swallow lit cigarettes, attempting to poison someone's drink and finding out it's an unopened can of cola, or, the act that ultimately convinces him to retire from assasination, concealing a bomb and running away only to have someone give it back to him as it's about to explode.
17th Dec '17 12:39:51 PM DaibhidC
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*** In a specific example of just how unlucky he is: Wataru and Saki wager Wataru's living arrangements against Wataru's mother. Realizing they cannot beat her in a game of skill, Wataru and Saki settle for Roulette, [[spoiler:and Wataru calls Hayate and asks him what color he would bet everything in a game of Roulette on, then tells Saki to bet on the other color. Saki wins.]]

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*** ** In a specific example of just how unlucky he is: Wataru and Saki wager Wataru's living arrangements against Wataru's mother. Realizing they cannot beat her in a game of skill, Wataru and Saki settle for Roulette, [[spoiler:and Wataru calls Hayate and asks him what color he would bet everything in a game of Roulette on, then tells Saki to bet on the other color. Saki wins.]]



*** [[spoiler:After undergoing a FaceHeelTurn and becoming friends with the heroes, there comes a time when Medaka has to do something that could very well result in her death. When they say their goodbyes, Kumagawa bets that she'll be back in time for graduation. After being missing and presumed dead for months, Medaka returns in the middle of Kumagawa's speech at graduation, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming which makes him burst into tears and sob "Finally, I won..."]].]]

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*** ** [[spoiler:After undergoing a FaceHeelTurn and becoming friends with the heroes, there comes a time when Medaka has to do something that could very well result in her death. When they say their goodbyes, Kumagawa bets that she'll be back in time for graduation. After being missing and presumed dead for months, Medaka returns in the middle of Kumagawa's speech at graduation, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming which makes him burst into tears and sob "Finally, I won..."]].]]



*** Donald is so unlucky that he cannot even capitalize on it (winning the "Unluckiest Man in the World"-contest, working as a ButtMonkey for hire). In both cases his luck completely turned around and he was exceedingly lucky--at least until his grumpy customers/spectators were out of eyesight. He had better success in another comic where he gave rich people expensive guided tours of his daily life, showing off how consistently unlucky he is to them to make them feel better about themselves.

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*** ** Donald is so unlucky that he cannot even capitalize on it (winning the "Unluckiest Man in the World"-contest, working as a ButtMonkey for hire). In both cases his luck completely turned around and he was exceedingly lucky--at least until his grumpy customers/spectators were out of eyesight. He had better success in another comic where he gave rich people expensive guided tours of his daily life, showing off how consistently unlucky he is to them to make them feel better about themselves.
6th Dec '17 6:14:57 PM LinTaylor
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* The title character in Kamen Rider Den-O is unlucky to the point that it is often lampshaded by other characters that it seems impossible for him to be this unlucky, let alone still alive.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'': The title character in Kamen Rider Den-O protagonist Ryotaro Nogami is unlucky to the point described by one of his friends as having [[Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords Guinness]]-level bad luck, and it most certainly shows. The very first time we see him, he's on his bicycle and stuck up a tree, because he lost control of his bike and rode up a road sign that conveniently fell down just in time to act as a ramp. That pretty much sets the tone for his character, but this RunningGag gradually goes away as the series progresses.
** Ryotaro actually uses this in one episode, where he's dealing with a woman who's bitter because her relationship fell apart just short of her wedding. After witnessing his insanely bad luck first-hand (including him nearly getting killed by falling into traffic), she asks how he can possibly put up with it; Ryotaro brushes
it is often lampshaded off by other characters saying that it seems impossible for him bad things happen to be this unlucky, everyone, but that's no reason to just give up and she shouldn't let alone still alive. her own tragedy lead to her shutting out the world.
6th Dec '17 10:51:45 AM Andyroid
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[[caption-width-right:349:Who gets stuck with all the bad luck? No one - but WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck!]]

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[[caption-width-right:349:Who gets stuck with all the bad luck? luck?\\
No one - but WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck!]]
4th Dec '17 2:17:04 PM chopshop
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* Calamity King from ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' has terrible luck as ''[[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway his superpower]]''. Literally ''nothing'' goes right for him and he's a constant danger to himself as a result. Needless to say, the Legion steadfastly refuses to let him join the team. Worse, his power is heavily implied to be ''contagious''; Star Boy had extended contact with him and ended up getting expelled from the team, while the Legion's dissolution during the Five Year Gap was preceded by them [[GodzillaThreshold accepting Calamity King during a period of extreme desperation]].
24th Nov '17 11:49:20 AM rjd1922
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* Nagito Komaeda from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' is a [[BornLucky partial subversion]] in that his luck manifests as two extremes: bad luck followed by good luck. [[spoiler: A plane he and his family boarded was hijacked, but a meteor hit the plane, killing the hijacker and his parents. With the death of his parents, Komaeda inherited their fortune. He was kidnapped some time after that incident but saved by the police, and found a winning lottery ticket in the bag he was kept in. Later in his life, he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia ''and'' lymphoma, but also won a lottery that would determine him a spot in Hope's Peak Academy. And finally, the events of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' occured]].
** Makoto Naegi, the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', has the title of "Ultimate Good (Bad?) Luck". His own brand of luck manifestes as ''bad'' luck that somehow allows him to escape ''worse'' things. For example: he gets the only bedroom with a faulty bedroom door that has a tendency to jam itself, [[spoiler:which turns out to be the pieces of evidence that proves his innocence in the first murder]].

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* Nagito Komaeda from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' is a [[BornLucky [[UnluckilyLucky partial subversion]] in that his luck manifests as two extremes: bad luck followed by good luck. [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A plane he and his family boarded was hijacked, but a meteor hit the plane, killing the hijacker and his parents. With the death of his parents, Komaeda inherited their fortune. He was kidnapped some time after that incident but saved by the police, and found a winning lottery ticket in the bag he was kept in. Later in his life, he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia ''and'' lymphoma, but also won a lottery that would determine him a spot in Hope's Peak Academy. And finally, the events of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' ''Super Danganronpa 2'' occured]].
** Makoto Naegi, the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'', has the title of "Ultimate Good (Bad?) Luck".Lucky (Unlucky?) Student". His own brand of luck manifestes as ''bad'' luck that somehow allows him to escape ''worse'' things. For example: he gets the only bedroom with a faulty bedroom door that has a tendency to jam itself, [[spoiler:which turns out to be the pieces of evidence that proves his innocence in the first murder]].
18th Oct '17 6:33:58 AM madammina
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** [[spoiler: Scrooge manages to WEAPONIZE it in WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017 . When faced with a luck vampire, Scrooge tricks it into picking Donald over Gladstone Gander. 3 seconds later the spirit flees, emaciated, from their dimension.]]
14th Oct '17 6:50:44 PM WillKeaton
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* Brutis Thornapple aka ''[[http://www.gocomics.com/the-born-loser?ref=comics The Born Loser]]''. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Born_Loser His family crest]] is a straitjacket, a tax form, a broken eyeglass, and a Poker hand of four spades and a heart.

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* Brutis Thornapple aka ''[[http://www.gocomics.com/the-born-loser?ref=comics The Born Loser]]''. Loser.]]'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Born_Loser His family crest]] is a straitjacket, a tax form, a broken eyeglass, and a Poker hand of four spades and a heart.



* This is the whole point of [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/bad-luck-brian the Bad Luck Brian meme]]

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* This is the whole point of [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/bad-luck-brian the Bad Luck Brian meme]]meme.]]
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