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14th Aug '17 1:52:03 PM LaptopGuy
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Not to be confused with [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} The Jynx]], [[Series/RuPaulsDragRace Jinkx Monsoon]], or that [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends Jinx]].

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Not to be confused with [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} The Jynx]], [[Series/RuPaulsDragRace Jinkx Monsoon]], or that [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends Jinx]].



* [[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]].

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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. In 2017, nearby Charlottesville was also the site of a deadly white supremacist rally. Also, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking she was nearly thrown out of office in 2012]].
12th Aug '17 3:17:35 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Dangerous}}'': Everybody in the theater world believes that Joyce the actress is this. Joyce believes that she is this, telling Don about the men she's accidentally ruined and the stage shows she's been in that failed. In the back story she ruined her husband, and when she meets him again in the movie, she causes a car wreck that cripples him. And Don is ruined when he backs Joyce in a play only to see it fail. Subverted, however, when Don tells Joyce that it's her selfishness and not any jinx that's the problem.
11th Aug '17 11:16:12 PM sgamer82
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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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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Qrow makes a crack cracks to Ruby that he's called "Qrow" because crows are considered unlucky to be around. [[spoiler:When In volume four, 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.]]



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Qrow Branwen's Semblance is passively [[TheJinx causing bad luck]] for everyone around him. It's why he never stays settled down with his family for long, despite clearly caring about them deeply: he fears that he will bring misfortune on them. Interestingly, the bad luck doesn't affect ''himself'', just anyone near him, which he admits is quite handy in battle.
1st Aug '17 10:54:47 AM thatother1dude
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* Jinx from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has the superpower of making things go wrong, in other words she has weaponized this trope.
* The terminally unlucky Eugene in ''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).

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* Jinx from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has the superpower of making things go wrong, in other words is so named because she has weaponized this trope.
[[WindsOfDestinyChange bestow bad luck at will]]. Mostly she uses it on inanimate objects to make them collapse.
* The terminally unlucky Eugene in ''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, jinx, though 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). In another episode, Eugene realizes that Arnold is always around when bad things happen to him, and decides that ''Arnold'' is the real jinx.



* On ''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.
8th Jul '17 12:45:38 PM nombretomado
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* Joe Btfsplk from ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'' (who has his own article on TheOtherWiki).

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* Joe Btfsplk from ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'' (who has his own article on TheOtherWiki).Wiki/TheOtherWiki).
11th Jun '17 1:28:11 PM nombretomado
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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!").

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* Music/MickJagger became known as this in Brazil during TheWorldCup UsefulNotes/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!").
10th Jun '17 2:39:51 PM Viira
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-->-- '''''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB791aYGDms "Bad Luck Charm"]]

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-->-- '''''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB791aYGDms com/watch?v=hJ1xUy8FQ7M "Bad Luck Charm"]]
7th Jun '17 8:13:19 AM jimfromtx
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* A "bad luck for others" example in the ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' "Accidents sketch" where a man goes to a house and disaster ensues, with multiple people being killed. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gSA6sjDqFk here]].

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* A "bad luck for others" example in the ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' "Accidents sketch" where a man goes to a house and disaster ensues, with multiple people being killed. Watch it [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gSA6sjDqFk com/watch?v=aUeLs4yFGTg here]].
3rd May '17 1:18:55 PM OldBen
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-->-- ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB791aYGDms "Bad Luck Charm"]] - Qrow Branwen's theme

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-->-- ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', '''''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB791aYGDms "Bad Luck Charm"]] - Qrow Branwen's theme
Charm"]]
1st May '17 12:54:33 PM justanid
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