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24th Feb '17 9:17:45 AM marcoasalazarm
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* Similarly to Aang, there is Avatar Korra on ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. Both she and everybody she loves are prime targets for anybody who wants the Avatar out of the way, and they don't usually spare any collateral damage. Because of this, every season after the first have a casualty, destruction and trauma count that is high enough that they are a pretty painful example of the BittersweetEnding.
24th Feb '17 8:56:14 AM marcoasalazarm
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** Except for the supportive Gypsy Lady in the camp who lived.

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** Except for the supportive Gypsy Lady in the camp who lived.lived (although even ''that'' is her looking like she has better chances of avoiding the UncertainDoom of the bombardment last we see her).
15th Jan '17 9:19:31 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/LadyDeath''. "To know her story is to know a woman cursed" is a very common and accurate way to describe her. Misery was her companion long before her crowning as Queen of all that is Dead and Dying, when she was an innocent girl from Sweden raised by an abusive father and lost everyone precious to her such as her mother and her boyfriend. Its particularly bad in the Avatar comics when she is tormented by the souls of her fallen allies who blame her for their deaths.
14th Jan '17 3:32:40 PM Mullon
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* On ''Series/TrueBlood'', people around Sookie Stackhouse tend to drop like flies. Part of the reason is her inability to keep her nose out of supernatural trouble, but a lot of time it's just bad luck. Over the course of the series [[spoiler: her aunt, her best friend (twice, she was a vampire), a crazy stalker that broke into her house to kill her, her extended fairy family, her werewolf boyfriend, and eventually her vampire boyfriend]] are all killed violently. And that's just the people who are directly connected to her. By the end of the series she sinks into depression because she believes she is this trope.
4th Jan '17 1:58:06 PM DarkHunter
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Qrow Branwen's Semblance is passively [[TheJinx causing bad luck]] for everyone around him. It's why he never stays settled down with his family for long, despite clearly caring about them deeply: he fears that he will bring misfortune on them. Interestingly, the bad luck doesn't affect ''himself'', just anyone near him, which he admits is quite handy in battle.
28th Nov '16 12:11:15 AM Nicoaln
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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' has the [[MeaningfulName aptly named]] doom magnet ''town'' of Loomin. Most towns, you need to save them from monsters once, twice if they have an elemental spirit living nearby. Loomin needs to be saved at least ''four times''.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' has the [[MeaningfulName aptly named]] doom magnet ''town'' of Loomin. Most towns, you need to save them from monsters once, twice if they have an elemental spirit living nearby. Loomin needs to be saved at least ''four ''three times''.


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** The 3DS version keeps the MeaningfulName to Loomin: It is changed to "Nottagen", somewhat like what the player (And the characters) will think the ''third'' time they have to go back to rescue Nottagen.
15th Nov '16 6:06:52 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[BlatantLies He'll]] [[GenreBlindness be fine.]]]

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15th Nov '16 6:06:43 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350: That's the ''real'' Parker Luck.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: That's the ''real'' Parker Luck.]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[BlatantLies He'll]] [[GenreBlindness be fine.]]]



15th Nov '16 2:55:07 AM WillyFourEyes
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* {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. Judai Yuki tends to be this, by season 4 he starts to distant himself with his friends as he is afraid of all the danger he keeps attracting to himself and they usually end up suffering from it.

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* {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. Judai Yuki tends to be this, and by season 4 he starts to distant distance himself with from his friends as he is afraid of all the danger he keeps attracting to himself and they usually end up suffering from for it.



* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Goku believed he was this due to the fact that he unwittingly instigated the events of the Saiyan Arc and the Cell Arc and thought that by staying dead the planet would be safer.
* The Manga/BirdMen are all DoomMagnets, since the 'Black Outs' only appear where they are, and it doesn't matter if you only got your power a few days ago and have no idea how to use them...
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Conan himself is a doom magnet, given everywhere he goes there is either a murder of a theft (mostly the former) going on. But since he's a kid and usually working under a freelance detective Kogoro Mouri, the adult instead gets nicknamed "God of Death" by some annoyed recurring police officers.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Goku believed he was this due to the fact that he [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom unwittingly instigated the events of the Saiyan Arc and the Cell Arc Arc]] and thought that by staying dead the planet would be safer.
* The Manga/BirdMen are all DoomMagnets, Doom Magnets, since the 'Black Outs' only appear where they are, and it doesn't matter if you only got your power a few days ago and have no idea how to use them...
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Conan himself is a doom magnet, given everywhere he goes there is either a murder of a theft (mostly the former) going on. But since he's a kid and usually working under a freelance detective Kogoro Mouri, the adult instead gets nicknamed "God of Death" by some annoyed recurring police officers.



* [[GentlemanThief Zidane Tribal]] from ''Videogame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a strange GamePlayAndStorySegregation example... specifically that all these bad things would have happened eventually, as there's a war going on, but the kingdoms in question only lose/explode once Zidane arrives. [[{{Trigun}} Doesn't this seem familiar?]]

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* [[GentlemanThief Zidane Tribal]] from ''Videogame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a strange GamePlayAndStorySegregation example... specifically that all these bad things would have happened eventually, as there's a war going on, but the kingdoms in question only lose/explode once Zidane arrives. [[{{Trigun}} [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Doesn't this seem familiar?]]
3rd Nov '16 3:15:05 PM frogpatrol
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A character followed by doom and despair. He himself won't feel the full sting of this cloud of doom. Instead, any character he knows, is friends with, is related to, or in some cases ''even makes eye contact with'', is inevitably doomed to some wretched fate, be it [[StuffedInTheFridge death]], or [[FateWorseThanDeath something worse]].

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A character '''Doom Magnet''' is a character, usually a {{Protagonist}}, followed by doom and despair. He himself won't feel the full sting of this cloud of doom. Instead, any character he knows, is friends with, is related to, or in some cases ''even makes eye contact with'', is inevitably doomed to some wretched fate, be it [[StuffedInTheFridge death]], or [[FateWorseThanDeath something worse]].



Related to CartwrightCurse, and MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds. The more savvy sufferers of it keep their ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies speech ready.

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Related to CartwrightCurse, and MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds. The more savvy sufferers of it keep their ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies speech ready.
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