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20th Jan '17 11:09:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Misery in ''RubyGloom''. Usually, the bad luck [[BornUnlucky only strikes her]], but every Friday the 13th it reverses and she gets good luck while everyone around her is hit by bad luck.
* Badluck Schleprock, a regular on ''TheFlintstones'' SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow''.

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* Misery in ''RubyGloom''.''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom''. Usually, the bad luck [[BornUnlucky only strikes her]], but every Friday the 13th it reverses and she gets good luck while everyone around her is hit by bad luck.
* Badluck Schleprock, a regular on ''TheFlintstones'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow''.



* The black cat in ''BadLuckBlackie'' actually uses his natural bad luck to help out cats in need of his services. He helps a small kitten who is being bullied by a bulldog out by causing the dog bad luck, which usually takes the form of [[AnvilOnHead heavy objects falling on the dog out of nowhere]].
* In an episode of ''MarthaSpeaks'', Martha gets jinxed walking under a ladder and then later breaking a mirror, at least she THINKS she is. She does get quite a lot of bad luck, and it begins to appear that everyone she runs across does as well. While it turns out to be coincidental, it still makes her TheWoobie for the episode.

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* The black cat in ''BadLuckBlackie'' ''WesternAnimation/BadLuckBlackie'' actually uses his natural bad luck to help out cats in need of his services. He helps a small kitten who is being bullied by a bulldog out by causing the dog bad luck, which usually takes the form of [[AnvilOnHead heavy objects falling on the dog out of nowhere]].
* In an episode of ''MarthaSpeaks'', ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'', Martha gets jinxed walking under a ladder and then later breaking a mirror, at least she THINKS she is. She does get quite a lot of bad luck, and it begins to appear that everyone she runs across does as well. While it turns out to be coincidental, it still makes her TheWoobie for the episode.
20th Jan '17 6:36:19 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{TUGS}}'' episode, "Jinxed" has Boomer, an unlucky tugboat. Before he was renamed Boomer, his name was Captain Harry. Unfortunately, like the urban legend goes, renaming a ship gives bad luck... in this case, bad luck to Boomer himself.
1st Jan '17 11:12:43 AM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Qrow makes a crack to Ruby that he's called "Qrow" because crows are considered unlucky to be around. [[spoiler:When Ruby demands to know why he followed them instead of just travelling with them, he jokes bitterly about his name, explaining that his Semblance causes misfortune to those around him. He observes that it's permanently active so can be neither controlled nor switched off, which is great for dealing with opponents in battle, but not so great when trying to interact with friends and family.]]
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16th Nov '16 8:15:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Pure Luck'' (1991), a girl who has terrible luck is lost - they find her by employing another jinx - ''guy'' with bad luck, assuming that whatever bad luck she stumbled into he will stumble into, too.

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* In ''Pure Luck'' ''Film/PureLuck'' (1991), a girl who has terrible luck is lost - they find her by employing another jinx - ''guy'' with bad luck, assuming that whatever bad luck she stumbled into he will stumble into, too.



* Douglas Fackler in several ''PoliceAcademy'' films. In the first film, an apple core casually thrown by him escalates into a city riot. Simply walking through an office is enough to start a localized disaster that results in dozens of people injured. He's completely oblivious to all this, of course.

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* Douglas Fackler in several ''PoliceAcademy'' ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' films. In the first film, an apple core casually thrown by him escalates into a city riot. Simply walking through an office is enough to start a localized disaster that results in dozens of people injured. He's completely oblivious to all this, of course.



* Billy Lathem, aka 'the Jonah', was a minor ''{{Nightside}}'' character who could inflict misfortune on others at will, manipulating probabilities so that the worst possible outcome would supplant the result that'd actually happened.

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* Billy Lathem, aka 'the Jonah', was a minor ''{{Nightside}}'' ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' character who could inflict misfortune on others at will, manipulating probabilities so that the worst possible outcome would supplant the result that'd actually happened.



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30th Oct '16 11:05:37 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Champions}}''. If a character has 4 or more dice of Unluck, the bad luck affects those around him.
* The third edition of ''{{GURPS}}'' also had Jinx as a character disadvantage. It was removed in the fourth edition, possibly because for a typical PC, it was more of an [[CursedWithAwesome advantage than a disadvantage]], especially since the ability was irresistible. For those wanting to keep it, the denizens of the Steve Jackson Games forums have worked out [[http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=18972&page=2 a method based on the Visualization ability.]]

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* ''{{Champions}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''. If a character has 4 or more dice of Unluck, the bad luck affects those around him.
* The third edition of ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' also had Jinx as a character disadvantage. It was removed in the fourth edition, possibly because for a typical PC, it was more of an [[CursedWithAwesome advantage than a disadvantage]], especially since the ability was irresistible. For those wanting to keep it, the denizens of the Steve Jackson Games forums have worked out [[http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=18972&page=2 a method based on the Visualization ability.]]
9th Oct '16 2:39:07 PM Redhead64
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* Filbert of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' gets jinxed by a "misfortune cookie." At the end of the episode, his lucky charms do get him a small victory but pretty much wreck the world in the process. Luckily (well, relatively), later episodes disregard the cookie's promise of eternal misfortune.

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* Filbert of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' gets jinxed by a "misfortune cookie."MisfortuneCookie." At the end of the episode, his lucky charms do get him a small victory but pretty much wreck the world in the process. Luckily (well, relatively), later episodes disregard the cookie's promise of eternal misfortune.
26th Sep '16 10:15:34 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' the title character is both BornUnlucky and a jinx, since whatever weird fate awaits him is liable to hit whoever's nearby. This is shown in the first episode, where he's waiting for the school bus with only NewTransferStudent Zach willing to stand next to him, and in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARTRJQfV90k the theme song]], where he deftly dodges disasters that instead hit the people he passes.
8th Sep '16 9:45:07 PM sgamer82
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* Takeo Inou, the protagonist of ''Manga/TakeoChanBukkairoku'', has such terrible misfortune that she has to wear excessive safety gear just to survive the various mishaps that happen to her en route to or from school. She keeps herself distant from others at the start of the series because that misfortune can jinx others who are around her. Her home's landlord and master, a god of fortune she calls Mu-chan, can negate much of this if they're together. When they're apart, it kicks right back up again.

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* Takeo Inou, the protagonist of ''Manga/TakeoChanBukkairoku'', [[BornUnlucky has such terrible misfortune misfortune]] that she has to wear excessive safety gear just to survive the various mishaps that happen to her en route to or from school. She keeps herself distant from others at the start of the series because that misfortune can jinx others who are around her. Her home's landlord and master, a god of fortune she calls Mu-chan, can negate much of this if they're together. When they're apart, it kicks right back up again.
8th Sep '16 9:43:35 PM sgamer82
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* Takeo Inou, the protagonist of ''Manga/TakeoChanBukkairoku'', has such terrible misfortune that she has to wear excessive safety gear just to survive the various mishaps that happen to her en route to or from school. She keeps herself distant from others at the start of the series because that misfortune can jinx others who are around her. Her home's landlord and master, a god of fortune she calls Mu-chan, can negate much of this if they're together. When they're apart, it kicks right back up again.
2nd Sep '16 12:11:06 AM leraluna
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* The Italian film ''Film/AmicheDaMorire'' has Crocetta, one of the protagonists, as the official jinx in town. Every guy she has ever dated has been cursed with utter misfortune, and that's why shya ChristmasCake in her late thirties. [[spoiler: Turns out it wasn't true: it was her [[MyBelovedSmother beloved (s)mother]] who keeps arranging incidents for her suitors, so she wouldn't ever leave home.]]

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* The Italian film ''Film/AmicheDaMorire'' has Crocetta, one of the protagonists, as the official jinx in town. Every guy she has ever dated has been cursed with utter misfortune, and that's why shya she's a ChristmasCake in her late thirties. [[spoiler: Turns out it wasn't true: it was her [[MyBelovedSmother beloved (s)mother]] who keeps arranging incidents for her suitors, so she wouldn't ever leave home.]]
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