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25th May '16 7:03:11 PM Willbyr
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* Seina Yamada in ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' is not only unlucky enough to count as a CosmicPlaything, it usually bleeds off onto those around him. One subtly extreme moment comes when a horse jockey falls off his horse in the middle of a race because a man cheering for him was listening to the race on the radio when Seina happened to walk by.

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* Seina Yamada in ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' is not only unlucky enough to count as a CosmicPlaything, it usually bleeds off onto those around him. One subtly extreme moment comes when a horse jockey falls off his horse in the middle of a race because a man cheering for him was listening to the race on the radio when Seina happened to walk by.



* Yuuko Aioi of ''{{Nichijou}}'' is an inversion. The biggest ButtMonkey of the series, the final episode displays that for all of her ''own'' rotten luck, she is unwittingly helping people around her, such as bumping into her friends and knocking them out of the way of something that was about to hit them, or pulling at them and inadvertently stopping them from stepping on ants.

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* Yuuko Aioi of ''{{Nichijou}}'' ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' is an inversion. The biggest ButtMonkey of the series, the final episode displays that for all of her ''own'' rotten luck, she is unwittingly helping people around her, such as bumping into her friends and knocking them out of the way of something that was about to hit them, or pulling at them and inadvertently stopping them from stepping on ants.
13th May '16 10:09:44 PM Adept
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* The title character in the book ''Jinx'' by MegCabot.
* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}} and Empire'' the Mule's clown Magnifico appears to be this. Everywhere Toran and Bayta take him, the Mule's forces eventually arrive and conquer the place. [[spoiler:Bayta eventually realizes that Magnifico is actually the Mule and has been emotionally manipulating the local populations to surrender.]]

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* The title character in the book ''Jinx'' by MegCabot.
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}} ''Literature/{{Foundation}} and Empire'' the Mule's clown Magnifico appears to be this. Everywhere Toran and Bayta take him, the Mule's forces eventually arrive and conquer the place. [[spoiler:Bayta eventually realizes that Magnifico is actually the Mule and has been emotionally manipulating the local populations to surrender.]]



* A major character in SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/LabyrinthOfReflections'' is actually named Jinx (or rather, it's a nickname given to him by those around him). He is stuck in {{Cyberspace}} and it seems that Cyberspace itself is preventing him from exiting by all manners of freak accidents and coincidences.

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* A major character in SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/LabyrinthOfReflections'' is actually named Jinx (or rather, it's a nickname given to him by those around him). He is stuck in {{Cyberspace}} and it seems that Cyberspace itself is preventing him from exiting by all manners of freak accidents and coincidences.
7th May '16 11:56:58 AM nombretomado
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* The terminally unlucky Eugene in ''HeyArnold'' is referred to in-universe as a jinx. Played with in one episode when Eugene realizes that Arnold is always around when bad things happen to him, and decides that ''Arnold'' is the real jinx. To make it more obvious, [[BornUnlucky he was BORN on Friday the 13th]]. Admittedly, most of Eugene's bad luck falls on himself ([[ThePollyanna not that he really notices or cares]]). Still, one episode had everyone except Arnold refusing to go on a rollercoaster with him, sure that something bad would happen. Predictably, it stalls halfway through, and the rest of the episode involves efforts to rescue them (most of which fail).

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* The terminally unlucky Eugene in ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is referred to in-universe as a jinx. Played with in one episode when Eugene realizes that Arnold is always around when bad things happen to him, and decides that ''Arnold'' is the real jinx. To make it more obvious, [[BornUnlucky he was BORN on Friday the 13th]]. Admittedly, most of Eugene's bad luck falls on himself ([[ThePollyanna not that he really notices or cares]]). Still, one episode had everyone except Arnold refusing to go on a rollercoaster with him, sure that something bad would happen. Predictably, it stalls halfway through, and the rest of the episode involves efforts to rescue them (most of which fail).



* On ''GeneratorRex'', Rex goes on a double date with Noah, and his date, Annie, is a CuteClumsyGirl known as the "Blonde Widow" because all her previous dates ended up in the hospital "or worse." She's not actually unlucky, she's actually TooDumbToLive yet somehow manages to inflict the consequences of all her actions on everyone in the vicinity except her. Noah specifically chose Rex because he's the only one who could possibly survive a date with her.

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* On ''GeneratorRex'', ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', Rex goes on a double date with Noah, and his date, Annie, is a CuteClumsyGirl known as the "Blonde Widow" because all her previous dates ended up in the hospital "or worse." She's not actually unlucky, she's actually TooDumbToLive yet somehow manages to inflict the consequences of all her actions on everyone in the vicinity except her. Noah specifically chose Rex because he's the only one who could possibly survive a date with her.



* In an episode of the Hub's ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]'', a group of creepy alley cats try to blackmail our heroes into getting them fish by saddling them with a pup named Taboo who has bad luck follow him wherever he goes. Turns out the source of Taboo's bad luck was [[spoiler: the cats secretly tailing him and causing trouble.]]

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* In an episode of the Hub's ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Pound Puppies|2010}}'', a group of creepy alley cats try to blackmail our heroes into getting them fish by saddling them with a pup named Taboo who has bad luck follow him wherever he goes. Turns out the source of Taboo's bad luck was [[spoiler: the cats secretly tailing him and causing trouble.]]
26th Apr '16 4:07:48 PM DanaO
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* In the ''[[ShowWithinTheShow Lucky Bunny Bounty Show]]'', in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Unusagi appears to [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-07-22 be this]].

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* In the ''[[ShowWithinTheShow Lucky Bunny Bounty Show]]'', in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Unusagi appears to [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-07-22 be this]]. (The commentaries have suggested the show was designed to be the other way around: Travis is permanently jinxed, and the "bunny goddess of luck" brings his luck back to normal... ''most of the time''. But it's never been pinned down.)
20th Apr '16 5:17:35 PM Andyroid
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* The eponymous Jinxy Jenkins from the short cartoon ''WesternAnimation/JinxyJenkinsAndLuckyLou''. Bad luck seems to follow him wherever he goes: he steps outside and it immediately starts raining, then stops again as soon as he goes back inside for an umbrella, and ''then'' a gust of wind drags him down the street, and so on. His one bit of good luck in the first third or so of the short seems to be [[CrashIntoHello literally running into]] [[BornLucky Lucky Lou]].
8th Apr '16 8:13:13 PM LaptopGuy
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* [[http://fortune.com/2015/03/25/uva-president-teresa-sullivan/ As this article states]], the presidency of Teresa Sullivan at the University of Virginia has been marred by major tragedies and scandals. The university had two high profile murders of female students; namely, the 2010 murder of lacrosse player Yeardley Love shortly before Sullivan's presidency began and the fall 2014 kidnapping and murder of British-born Hannah Graham. Shortly after the Graham murder came the infamous Rolling Stone campus rape hoax, and a few months later, black student Martese Johnson was brutally beaten and arrested by an Alcoholic Beverage Control. Also, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking she was nearly thrown out of office in 2012]].
* Virginia Tech hasn't done much better: in ten years, they've had to deal with killings of their own, including a 2016 killing of a teenage girl by two students, a 2014 strangulation case involving two Lesbian students, a 2011 shooting of a police officer, the Morgan Harrington murder by future Hannah Graham killer Jesse Matthew, a summer 2009 murder of a couple in the forest, a decapitation of a Chinese woman in Au Bon Pain that January, and of course, the infamous massacre of April 16, 2007. It should also be noted that Nidal Hasan of the Fort Hood Massacre was a Tech graduate.
11th Mar '16 4:56:05 PM igordebraga
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* Music/MickJagger became known as this in Brazil during TheWorldCup in 2010. He was attending the United States knockout match alongside Kobe Bryant and Bill Clinton (US Team lost), then his own England ([[CurbStompBattle 0-4 defeat to Germany]]), and finally Brazil alongside his South American son (1-2 defeat, scoring first). In addition, his assessment of being impressed by Argentina led them to also lose 0-4 to the Germans, and a local network discovered Jagger was attending England's elimination in both the 1998 and 2006 Cups. As a consequence of this MemeticMutation, doctored images or cardboard cutouts of Jagger wearing the adversary's jersey became wildly common among football supporters. The next Cup in 2014 had [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/brazil-mocks-mick-jagger-as-world-cup-jinx/ him jinx England, Portugal and Italy while on tour]] before attending in person Brazil's '''[[EpicFail 7-1]]''' trouncing by Germany. [[http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/10/mick-jagger-world-cup-curse-brazil Jagger took the blame off the last one]] ("I can take responsibility for the first German goal but not the other six!").
27th Feb '16 4:55:52 AM Phred
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', a goblin places a curse on Puss to turn him into a black cat, thus becoming a Jinx. He ultimately decides for the good of his friends, to exile himself from town until he can find a cure.
16th Jan '16 10:42:41 AM paul723
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* Sam Dullard in ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' was temporarily this in one episode.
4th Jan '16 5:32:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[http://www.comicvine.com/jinx-malloy/29-60759/all-images/108-216083/jinx_malloy1/105-746050/ Jinx Malloy]], a recurring character in ''ArchieComics'' (of the "causes bad luck in others" variety). He's so infamous in Riverdale that when he goes out, he wears disguises [[TheWoobie so no one will run away in terror at his approach]].

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* [[http://www.comicvine.com/jinx-malloy/29-60759/all-images/108-216083/jinx_malloy1/105-746050/ Jinx Malloy]], a recurring character in ''ArchieComics'' ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' (of the "causes bad luck in others" variety). He's so infamous in Riverdale that when he goes out, he wears disguises [[TheWoobie so no one will run away in terror at his approach]].



* Joe Btfsplk from ''LilAbner'' (who has his own article on TheOtherWiki).

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* Joe Btfsplk from ''LilAbner'' ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'' (who has his own article on TheOtherWiki).
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