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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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15th Nov '16 6:06:43 AM Willbyr
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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.
18th Oct '16 7:20:32 PM Discar
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* Kaladin in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' spends a large amount of his screentime contemplating this fact.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Kaladin in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' spends a large amount of his screentime contemplating this fact.the fact that everyone around him seems to die, while he himself always survives. First was his brother, then his spear squad, then the groups of slaves he led into rebellion. It's to the point that at the start of [[Literature/TheWayOfKings the first book]], he believes that if he helps people in doomed situations he will actually make things worse. He slowly improves, and eventually turns a group of slaves into a battalion of professional soldiers.
11th Oct '16 7:11:12 AM erforce
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* Taken to extremes in ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'', [[spoiler: in which ''everyone'' the central character associates with winds up dying horribly shortly after their relationship ends. For ''some'' of them, it's a JustifiedTrope, in that he's their murderer.]]

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* Taken to extremes in ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'', ''Film/{{Perfume}}'', [[spoiler: in which ''everyone'' the central character associates with winds up dying horribly shortly after their relationship ends. For ''some'' of them, it's a JustifiedTrope, in that he's their murderer.]]
25th Sep '16 11:56:31 PM InterestingCarSalesman
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* ''Series/OrphanBlack'': To comical degrees with Alison Hendrix. Anyone involved in her life is at an extreme danger of ending up dead or worse. [[spoiler:In the first season, Aynsley chokes to death when the garbage disposal catches her scarf, all stemming from Alison's paranoia that she was her monitor. In the second season, Donnie...accidentally shoots Aldous Leekie in the face during an argument about being Alison's REAL monitor. In the third season, Pouchy and his gang are slaughtered by Helena when they threaten Donnie due to selling their drugs. In the fourth season, Frank is shot by Helena with an arrow after trying to bug Alison. And for bonus points, during the fourth season, Leekie's cadaver is exhumed and mutilated to retrieve a Neolution bug...from under the Hendrix's garage.]] BloodyHilarious indeed.
25th Sep '16 5:53:24 PM Gingerkitteh
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* In the ''Videogame/{{Metroid}}'' series, anywhere Samus goes, any level of destruction is destined to follow. Whether it be limited to orbital stations, nationwide destruction or even [[EarthShatteringKaboom total planet killer]]-level, whatever environ Samus Aran sets foot on WILL go up in flames. It doesn't matter whether Samus engineered its destruction intentionally, like she did Phaaze to wipe out Phazon, Dark Aether fullstop or [=SR388=] to destroy the X parasites, or completely accidental, e.g., Zebes, destruction seems to follow the poor girl to any corner of the galaxy. Being fair, though, [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Tallon IV]][[note]]already utterly doomed and depopulated when she got there[[/note]], Normal Aether[[note]]already heavily damaged when she got there, would take years to rebuild[[/note]], Most of the Alimbic Cluster, Bryyo[[note]]already utterly doomed and depopulated when she got there[[/note]], Elysia[[note]]already utterly doomed and depopulated when she got there[[/note]] and even the Pirate Homeworld[[note]]already heavily damaged when she got there, would take years to rebuild[[/note]] survive her appearance, at least in terms of "not blowing up." Oh yeah and if ''Metroid Fusion'' is anything to go by, even space stations aren't safe.

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* In the ''Videogame/{{Metroid}}'' series, anywhere Samus goes, any level of destruction is destined to follow. Whether it be limited to orbital stations, nationwide destruction or even [[EarthShatteringKaboom total planet killer]]-level, whatever environ Samus Aran sets foot on WILL go up in flames. It doesn't matter whether Samus engineered its destruction intentionally, like she did Phaaze to wipe out Phazon, Dark Aether fullstop or [=SR388=] to destroy the X parasites, or completely accidental, e.g., Zebes, destruction seems to follow the poor girl to any corner of the galaxy. Being fair, though, [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Tallon IV]][[note]]already utterly doomed and depopulated when she got there[[/note]], Normal Aether[[note]]already heavily damaged when she got there, would take years to rebuild[[/note]], Most of the Alimbic Cluster, Bryyo[[note]]already utterly doomed and depopulated when she got there[[/note]], Elysia[[note]]already utterly Elysia[[note]]also doomed and depopulated when she got there[[/note]] depopulated[[/note]] and even the Pirate Homeworld[[note]]already Homeworld[[note]]also heavily damaged when she got there, damaged, would take years to rebuild[[/note]] survive her appearance, at least in terms of "not blowing up." Oh yeah and if ''Metroid Fusion'' is anything to go by, even space stations aren't safe.
25th Sep '16 5:46:49 PM Gingerkitteh
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* A recurring element in several roguelike games such as VideoGame/{{NetHack}} is "Doomed" equipment, which besides being cursed (and thus [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible to unequip normall]] gives a slew of nasty effects, such as encountering stronger monsters more often, receiving more critical hits and status effects, and even falling victim to the occasional OneHitKill.

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* A recurring element in several roguelike games such as VideoGame/{{NetHack}} is "Doomed" equipment, which besides being cursed (and thus [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible to unequip normall]] normally]]) gives a slew of nasty effects, such as encountering stronger monsters more often, receiving more critical hits and status effects, and even falling victim to the occasional OneHitKill.
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