History Main / SuperstitionEpisode

30th Oct '17 3:21:08 PM RedScharlach
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If worse comes to worse, their bad luck will spread to their friends. Then their superstitious friends may [[TheJinx try to avoid them]] or they will try to avoid their friends [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown so they won‘t catch their bad luck]]. At the end of the episode something will happen that convinces the character they never were or are no longer jinxed, [[StatusQuoIsGod and the bad luck will never come up again.]]

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If worse the worst comes to worse, the worst, their bad luck will spread to their friends. Then their superstitious friends may [[TheJinx try to avoid them]] or they will try to avoid their friends [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown so they won‘t catch their bad luck]]. At the end of the episode something will happen that convinces the character they never were or are no longer jinxed, [[StatusQuoIsGod and the bad luck will never come up again.]]



* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Lucky Luke discovers his opponent Phil De fer is superstitious and uses this to his advantage by luring him into a saloon which has a black cat crossing by, a mirror lying on the ground which Phil steps on and breaks and a calender falling down notifying it's Friday the 13th. When Luke stands in front of the saloon mirror he knows Phil won't dare to shoot at him, because it might break, thus making him able to fire at him and defeat him.

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* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Lucky Luke discovers his opponent Phil De fer is superstitious and uses this to his advantage by luring him into a saloon which has a black cat crossing by, a mirror lying on the ground which Phil steps on and breaks and a calender calendar falling down notifying it's Friday the 13th. When Luke stands in front of the saloon mirror he knows Phil won't dare to shoot at him, because it might break, thus making him able to fire at him and defeat him.



** When the Brady Bunch went to Hawaii, they found this cursed tiki necklace that caused things to go wrong.

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** When the Brady Bunch went to Hawaii, they found this a cursed tiki necklace that caused things to go wrong.



* In the ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One with the Giant Poking Device", [[TheDitz Phoebe]] is refusing to go to the dentist because she's convinced that every time she goes to the dentist, somebody close to her dies.

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* In the ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One with the Giant Poking Device", [[TheDitz Phoebe]] is refusing refuses to go to the dentist because she's convinced that every time she goes to the dentist, does, somebody close to her dies.



** In fact, the Skipper seems to be very superstitous in general, often requiring [[StraightMan the Professor]] to be the voice of reason.

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** In fact, the Skipper seems to be very superstitous superstitious in general, often requiring [[StraightMan the Professor]] to be the voice of reason.



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17th Jun '17 9:24:21 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode, "[[Recap/SonicBoomS1E13UnluckyKnuckles Unlucky Knuckles]]", Knuckles thinks he has bad luck after frequently losing to Sonic at Gopher Ball and tries to restore his luck by putting himself in harm's way, the idea given to him by [[ConspiracyTheorist Sticks]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode, "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS17E14PercysLuckyDay Percy's Lucky Day]]", Percy feels as though he has some bad luck when he accidentally mistakes a green hankerchief for a green flag, tears a sack of mail, and runs over some fallen pumpkins on the line (courtesy of a careless [[BrattyHalfPint Bill and Ben]]). Stephen gives Percy a horseshoe to represent as a lucky charm to help him regain his confidence, but when Percy realizes that he lost the charm, he has to find confidence in himself to help pull Bill and Ben back onto the rails.
16th Mar '17 2:01:50 PM morenohijazo
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* In an ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'' comic, Dilat Larat breaks a mirror over his head to free a guy from a curse. As a result, the guy is blessed with seven years of good luck and Dilat is cursed with seven years of bad luck ([[SnapBack that only last for the remainder of the comic]]).

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* In an ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'' comic, Dilat Larat Wa'at Alahf breaks a mirror over his head to free a guy from a curse. As a result, the guy is blessed with seven years of good luck and Dilat Wa'at is cursed with seven years of bad luck ([[SnapBack that only last for the remainder of the comic]]).
23rd Feb '17 7:13:40 PM Unicorndance
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* ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' had "Martha Changes Her Luck", in which Martha believes she is cursed as she starts having bad luck after she walks under a ladder ''and'' breaks a mirror.
20th Jan '17 11:09:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* It's a one-shot, but the Creator/{{Tex Avery}} short ''{{Bad Luck Blackie}}'' is about a kitten who enlists the help of a black cat to give bad luck to the bulldog that kept tormenting it.

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* It's a one-shot, but the Creator/{{Tex Avery}} short ''{{Bad ''WesternAnimation/{{Bad Luck Blackie}}'' is about a kitten who enlists the help of a black cat to give bad luck to the bulldog that kept tormenting it.
6th Jan '17 4:48:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'', there was an episode pertaining to all the bad luck. At the end of the episode, with the girls' bad luck beginning with a misread legend, Yumi calculates that they gained 199 years of bad luck in a single day. Fortunately, when the legend is read correctly, they realize they actually gained a hundred years of ''good luck'', then lost 99 of them. (The trio doesn't see that the day is Friday the 13th, presumably causing them to lose the one they have left and break even.)

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* In ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'', ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'', there was an episode pertaining to all the bad luck. At the end of the episode, with the girls' bad luck beginning with a misread legend, Yumi calculates that they gained 199 years of bad luck in a single day. Fortunately, when the legend is read correctly, they realize they actually gained a hundred years of ''good luck'', then lost 99 of them. (The trio doesn't see that the day is Friday the 13th, presumably causing them to lose the one they have left and break even.)
19th Sep '16 8:41:21 PM nombretomado
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6th Jul '16 6:51:06 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Lucky Luke discovers his opponent Phil Enfer is superstitious and uses this to his advantage by luring him into a saloon which has a black cat crossing by, a mirror lying on the ground which Phil steps on and breaks and a calender falling down notifying it's Friday the 13th. When Luke stands in front of the saloon mirror he knows Phil won't dare to shoot at him, because it might break, thus making him able to fire at him and defeat him.

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* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Lucky Luke discovers his opponent Phil Enfer De fer is superstitious and uses this to his advantage by luring him into a saloon which has a black cat crossing by, a mirror lying on the ground which Phil steps on and breaks and a calender falling down notifying it's Friday the 13th. When Luke stands in front of the saloon mirror he knows Phil won't dare to shoot at him, because it might break, thus making him able to fire at him and defeat him.



* The ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' cartoon "Donald's Lucky Day": Donald is a courier delivering a package on Friday 13, and a radio broadcast on the subject puts him on edge. First he narrowly avoids going under a ladder, which leads him to crash into a mirror. Then he finds a black cat trying to cross his path, and spends most of the cartoon trying to elude it. And for added suspense, the package is a TimeBomb.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' cartoon "Donald's Lucky Day": Donald is a courier delivering a package on Friday 13, and a radio broadcast on the subject puts him on edge. First he narrowly avoids going under a ladder, which leads him to crash into a mirror. Then he finds a black cat trying to cross his path, and spends most of the cartoon trying to elude it. And for added suspense, the package is a TimeBomb.TimeBomb that two ruthless criminals sent to their intended target.
25th Jun '16 4:00:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheTenthKingdom'', Tony breaks a whole roomful of magic mirrors, and immediately starts to suffer from bad luck - starting with losing his way, and ending with literally breaking his back. [[spoiler:This takes place after he breaks the MagicMirror they'd been chasing for the whole series, too.]] An interesting aspect to this is that when the seven years' bad luck is first brought up, it's in the context of having broken a ''magic'' mirror, rather than an ordinary one--suggesting that this rather than superstition is the reason the bad luck is magically enforced.

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* In ''TheTenthKingdom'', ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', Tony breaks a whole roomful of magic mirrors, and immediately starts to suffer from bad luck - starting with losing his way, and ending with literally breaking his back. [[spoiler:This takes place after he breaks the MagicMirror they'd been chasing for the whole series, too.]] An interesting aspect to this is that when the seven years' bad luck is first brought up, it's in the context of having broken a ''magic'' mirror, rather than an ordinary one--suggesting that this rather than superstition is the reason the bad luck is magically enforced.
6th May '15 6:21:44 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* On one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', Tigger breaks a mirror in Rabbit's home, and Rabbit tells him that means seven years bad luck. Tigger dismisses it, as it wasn't ''his'' mirror that broke, and he tries to help Rabbit avoid bad luck, which just results in Rabbit getting one misfortune after another. Eventually, it's revealed that the mirror belonged to Pooh, so Tigger tries to help him avoid bad luck, with the same results. Eventually, after everyone but Tigger suffers from bad luck, it become apparent that Tigger is the one who is unlucky, so he's cast out. The others feel sorry for him and reverse the bad luck by "fixing" the mirror (taping a picture of Tigger onto the mirror so that he thinks it's his reflection).

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* On one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', Tigger breaks a mirror in Rabbit's home, and Rabbit tells him that means seven years bad luck. Tigger dismisses it, as it wasn't ''his'' mirror that broke, and he tries to help Rabbit avoid bad luck, which just results in Rabbit getting one misfortune after another. Eventually, it's revealed that the mirror belonged to Pooh, so Tigger tries to help him avoid bad luck, with the same results. Eventually, after everyone but Tigger suffers from bad luck, it become apparent that Tigger is the one who is unlucky, so he's cast out. The others feel sorry for him and reverse the bad luck by "fixing" the mirror (taping a picture of Tigger onto the mirror so that he thinks it's his reflection). Christopher Robin later reassures Pooh that the whole "broken mirror equals seven years bad luck" thing was just a mere superstition.
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