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13th Aug '16 8:47:10 AM wendygoerl
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* In the movie adaptation of ''Hostile Waters'' the fatal sequence of events starts in missile silo #13. (In reality, it started in silo #6)
16th Jul '16 2:21:26 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* ''Theatre/TheWildDuck''. Used as a BrickJoke. It is stated that the dinner party at the beginning of the play has thirteen guests, and it is handled as an ominous sign. At the end of the play, Gregers Werle muses that he was the thirteenth guest.
12th Jul '16 7:45:50 PM contrafanxxx
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* The unlockable 13-Ship Mode in ''VideoGame/{{RayS|eries}}torm'' gives you ''thirteen'' ships for one credit. Basically, you cycle through four different ship types -- if you lose three of one type, you go on to the next. Ship thirteen... is the prototype, bereft of super attacks. [[spoiler: And if you destroy Yggdrasil in this mode...well, Secelia's no longer a threat. '''''[[DownerEnding But Earth was destroyed anyway.]]''''' (At least the other colonies can go on.) FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you realize that if they sent the inferior prototype, then Earth must have sent ''all'' its R-Grays to Secelia. [[TooDumbToLive Leaving nobody to stop another fleet's Hannibal from causing an EarthShatteringKaboom...]]]]

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* The unlockable 13-Ship Mode in ''VideoGame/{{RayS|eries}}torm'' gives you ''thirteen'' ships for one credit. Basically, you cycle through four different ship types -- if you lose three of one type, you go on to the next. Ship thirteen... is the prototype, bereft of super attacks. [[spoiler: And if you destroy Yggdrasil in this mode...well, Secelia's no longer a threat. '''''[[DownerEnding But Earth was destroyed anyway.]]''''' (At least the other colonies can go on.) FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you realize that if they sent the inferior prototype, then Earth must have sent ''all'' its R-Grays to Secelia. [[TooDumbToLive Leaving nobody to stop another fleet's Hannibal from causing an an]] EarthShatteringKaboom...]]]]


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* The events of ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' occur on July 13th, 2521.
22nd Jun '16 12:32:51 PM mfarah
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Friday the 13th is believed to be a particularly unlucky day, and has even spawned a [[Franchise/FridayThe13th movie franchise]]. Weirdly the idea that Friday the 13th is especially unlucky apparently appeared relatively late -- in the 19th century both thirteen and Friday were ''separately'' unlucky.

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Friday the 13th is believed to be a particularly unlucky day, and has even spawned a [[Franchise/FridayThe13th movie franchise]]. Weirdly the idea that Friday the 13th is especially unlucky apparently appeared relatively late -- in the 19th century both thirteen and Friday were ''separately'' unlucky.
unlucky (compare this to the Spanish-speaking countries, where the especially unlucky day is ''Tuesday'' the 13th, combining the previously existing independent superstitions about the number 13 itself and the medieval-Spain one about Tuesday).
2nd Jun '16 11:19:37 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Averted with the American one dollar bill. One the back, the pyramid has 13 stairs, while the eagle clutches 13 arrows in its right hand, and a branch with 13 leaves and 13 berries in the other. Of course, these 13s represent the original Thirteen Colonies, another aversion.
2nd Jun '16 9:56:25 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* During his Wrestling/{{WWE}} tenure, Tazz wore the number 13 on his gear, symbolizing the bad luck that brought his opponent face-to-face with an unstoppable rage machine like him.

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* During his Wrestling/{{WWE}} tenure, Tazz Wrestling/{{Tazz}} wore the number 13 on his gear, symbolizing the bad luck that brought his opponent face-to-face with an unstoppable rage machine like him.
30th May '16 11:25:38 PM ultimomant
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* Of the [[NumericalThemeNaming Number series]] of XYZ monsters in ''TabletopGame/{{Yugioh}}'', Number 13 goes to the demonic [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_13:_Embodiment_of_Crime Embodiment of Crime]] (called [[NameOfCain Cain's Devil]] in Japan). When paired with its counterpart [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_31:_Embodiment_of_Punishment Number 31: Embodiment of Punishment]], the two can force the opponent's monsters to attack them and [[AttackReflector redirect the resulting damage to the opponent]].

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* Of the [[NumericalThemeNaming Number series]] of XYZ monsters in ''TabletopGame/{{Yugioh}}'', ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'', Number 13 goes to the demonic [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_13:_Embodiment_of_Crime Embodiment of Crime]] (called [[NameOfCain Cain's Devil]] in Japan). When paired with its counterpart [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_31:_Embodiment_of_Punishment Number 31: Embodiment of Punishment]], the two can force the opponent's monsters to attack them and [[AttackReflector redirect the resulting damage to the opponent]].
9th May '16 5:49:30 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Averted with the American one dollar bill. One the back, the pyramid has 13 stairs, while the eagle clutches 13 arrows in its right hand, and a branch with 13 leaves and 13 berries in the other. Of course, these 13s represent the original Thirteen Colonies, another aversion.



* A "baker's dozen" or a "farmer's dozen" can invert this trope or play it straight. Both professions traditionally give a customer 13 of a product when asked for a dozen, in case one of them is a bad one. If there ''is'' a bad one, then the Trope can be considered played straight; if there isn't, it's an inversion, because you have an extra.

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* A "baker's dozen" or a "farmer's dozen" can invert this trope or play it straight. Both professions traditionally give a customer 13 of a product when asked for a dozen, in case one of them is a bad one. If there ''is'' a bad one, then the Trope can be considered played straight; if there isn't, it's an inversion, because you have an extra.
1st May '16 9:05:39 AM igordebraga
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* In the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse, along with WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck being pursued by the number (most notably, his car with the plate 313), the Beagle Boys have the BornUnlucky 1313.



** In [[Literature/TheBible The New Testament]], as noted on the intro, there were 13 people in the Last Supper. The next day, a Friday (the supposed origin of combining weekday and number into bad luck), Jesus was executed. Then, Judas, the traitor who hung himself in guilt, was replaced, but they're still called The Twelve Apostles.



* The iconic Hall-of-fame quarterback Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins is easily regarded as one of the best to play the position in the NFL for the 16 years he has played, setting all kinds passing records and setting the Single season Passing touchdown record in 1984 (Since surpassed by Peyton Manning in 2004). Unfortunately, he is also known and regarded as ''[[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut one of the best players to never win a Super Bowl]]'', only reaching the Super Bowl with the Dolphins ''once'' in his career (1984 Season) and falling short many times afterward until he retired after the 1999 NFL season. What was his position number? ''13'' of course.

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* The iconic Hall-of-fame quarterback Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins is easily regarded as one of the best to play the position in the NFL for the 16 years he has played, setting all kinds passing records and setting the Single season Passing touchdown record in 1984 (Since surpassed by Peyton Manning in 2004). Unfortunately, he is also known and regarded as ''[[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut one of the best players to never win a Super Bowl]]'', only reaching the Super Bowl with the Dolphins ''once'' in his career (1984 Season) and falling short many times afterward until he retired after the 1999 NFL season. What was his position jersey number? ''13'' of course.
28th Apr '16 4:57:57 PM CyberTiger88
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* Of the [[NumericalThemeNaming Number series]] of XYZ monsters in ''TabletopGame/{{Yugioh}}'', Number 13 goes to the demonic [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_13:_Embodiment_of_Crime Embodiment of Crime]] (called [[NameOfCain Cain's Devil]] in Japan). When paired with its counterpart [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_31:_Embodiment_of_Punishment Number 31: Embodiment of Punishment]], the two can force the opponent's monsters to attack them and [[AttackReflector redirect the resulting damage to the opponent]].
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