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6th Sep '16 3:03:15 PM AgProv
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As a similar point of reference, building floors and apartments are (mis)numbered accordingly [[MissingFloor to omit the fourth floor]][[note]]The US does the same with the number 13. Floors will go straight from 12 to 14, while the UK skips Rm13.[[/note]] or substitute the numeral with an alternative sign, such as the letter F or 3A, and some Japanese people prefer to say "''yon''" (the ''kun'yomi'' for four) instead of "''shi''" (the conventional ''on'yomi'').

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As a similar point of reference, building floors and apartments are (mis)numbered accordingly [[MissingFloor to omit the fourth floor]][[note]]The US does the same with the number 13. Floors will go straight from 12 to 14, while the UK skips Rm13.[[/note]] or substitute the numeral with an alternative sign, such as the letter F or 3A, and some Japanese people prefer to say "''yon''" (the ''kun'yomi'' for four) instead of "''shi''" (the conventional ''on'yomi'').
''on'yomi''). Apparently the Japanese word form ''shi ni'' (four twos), which translates to 'death', gives [[{{Discworld}} the number eight]] a related association.
6th Sep '16 12:29:10 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* In ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', when trying to kill James Bond at Slumber Inc., Albert Wint pushes the button labeled "4" on the incinerator control panel's Oven subpanel. Thanks to some well-placed forgeries, it doesn't work.
5th Sep '16 3:59:31 AM AgProv
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** And in the discworld the unlucky number is ''eight'' - twice four.
2nd Sep '16 9:06:44 PM DensetsuNoKaboom
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' #444 is entitled "He's Dead, Jim", referring to [[spoiler: Roy, who fell to his death on the previous page]].
* ''Webcomic/LudicrousPower'' has Eve fight a [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] in [[http://ludicrouspower.com/comic/44/ comic #44]], titled "Deathty-Death".
23rd Aug '16 9:21:35 PM Zeke
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* In ''AkumaNoRiddle'', Chitaru is out for revenge on Angel Trumpet, a merciless assassin who kills for fun, doesn't care if the victim is innocent, and uses [[PoisonIsEvil poison]]. Chitaru knows her target is a student in Class Black but doesn't know which one. She should have remembered her numerology: Angel Trumpet is number 4 in class order and is staying in ''room'' 4.
21st Aug '16 11:20:19 PM Wuz
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As a similar point of reference, building floors and apartments are (mis)numbered accordingly [[MissingFloor to omit the fourth floor]][[note]]The US does the same with the number 13. Floors will go straight from 12 to 14, while the UK skips Rm13.[[/note]] or substitute the letter F for the numeral, and some Japanese people prefer to say "''yon''" (the ''kun'yomi'' for four) instead of "''shi''" (the conventional ''on'yomi'').

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As a similar point of reference, building floors and apartments are (mis)numbered accordingly [[MissingFloor to omit the fourth floor]][[note]]The US does the same with the number 13. Floors will go straight from 12 to 14, while the UK skips Rm13.[[/note]] or substitute the numeral with an alternative sign, such as the letter F for the numeral, or 3A, and some Japanese people prefer to say "''yon''" (the ''kun'yomi'' for four) instead of "''shi''" (the conventional ''on'yomi'').
11th Aug '16 11:33:06 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': The Four Horsemen; Agent [=MacTaggert=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pastin69D5c details their importance]] in En Sabah Nur's cult.
-->'''Moira''': Wherever this being was, he always had four principal followers, disciples, protectors he would imbue with powers.\\
'''Alex:''' Like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He got that from Literature/TheBible.\\
'''Moira:''' Or the Bible got it from him.
11th Aug '16 1:37:35 AM DefyingGallifrey
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** It turns out that it is not actually [[spoiler: his death, but his regeneration - something which the show decides to start illogically treating like death after almost 50 years. Not without a huge load of Wangst.]]
10th Aug '16 3:16:37 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Roanapur is controlled by four criminal organisations - {{the Triads|AndTheTongs}}, [[TheMafiya the Russian Mafiya]], [[TheMafia the Italian Mafia]], and a [[TheCartel Columbian drug cartel]].

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* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Roanapur is controlled by four criminal organisations - {{the Triads|AndTheTongs}}, Triads|AndTheTongs}} headed by Mr. Chang, [[TheMafiya the Russian Mafiya]], Mafiya]] headed by Balalaika, [[TheMafia the Italian Mafia]], Mafia]] headed by Verrochio ([[spoiler:and succeeded by Ronny the Jaws following the Vampire Twins arc]]), and a [[TheCartel Columbian Colombian drug cartel]].cartel]] headed by Abrego.
10th Aug '16 10:10:25 AM Willbyr
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* In ''Anime/KinnikumanNisei'' Tel Tel Boy ({{D|ubNameChange}}ialbolic) schedules his fight against Mantarou for 4:44 PM. Mantarou immediately notes that four is unlucky.

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* In ''Anime/KinnikumanNisei'' ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' Tel Tel Boy ({{D|ubNameChange}}ialbolic) schedules his fight against Mantarou for 4:44 PM. Mantarou immediately notes that four is unlucky.
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