* Shinichirou Tamaki from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', whose most noticeable traits consist of being a clueless Zero fanboy and avoiding certain death often. [[EnsembleDarkHorse And fandom didn't fail to appreciate it]].
* Mister Satan from ''DragonBallZ'' has fought against Cell and Buu, but he never died. Actually, he is one of two characters (the other is Uranai Baba) who never died in this series (excluding the people who were born after Kid Buu's death).
* Mihoshi from ''TenchiMuyo''.
** In fact, that's [[PlanetOfHats the hat]] of the whole Kuramitsu clan, who are legendary for [[BornLucky their luck]] and, often, for being [[TooDumbToLive dumb as a brick]]. However, two most prominent examples, Mihoshi and, in [[TenchiMuyoGXP GXP]], her mother Mitoto, aren't really stupid but are both more of a GeniusDitz. Just don't bring Mitoto's [[WhatAnIdiot father Minami or her son Misao]] to the picture...
* The eponymous protagonist of ''IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'', unless he was just using ObfuscatingStupidity.
* Openly acknowledged as being the main (and besides cooking, perhaps ''only'') ability of Milfeulle in ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'', perhaps related to her usually selfless behaviour. (See also: AllLovingHero) This ability is so powerful that, on the day her normally [[BornLucky good luck]] reverses, a black hole almost swallows the entire galaxy. She is also TheDitz.
* Matsuri gets promoted from {{Dojikko}} to TheFool in the second ''IchigoMashimaro'' {{OVA}}, in which she is pressured into shooting Miu with a rubber band which knocks Miu across the room, and then accidentally blocks Miu's kick in such a way as to send Miu writhing in pain on the ground.
* In ''YoureUnderArrest'', the sweet tattletale Yoriko Nikaido was actually the higher-ranking graduate from the police academy... through several strokes of luck (in the shooting range she aced by shooting in with her eyes closed, in the martial arts stage she slipped and this let her pin her rival to the tatami mat, etc.), much to the fury of her friendly rival, RichBitch Chie Sagamioono.
* Sonsaku Hakufu and Ryuubi Gentoku from ''IkkiTousen''.
* Megumi Minami, Kintarou Tooyama, and especially Kyuu [[spoiler: Renjou]] from ''TanteiGakuenQ''.
* Judai (Jaden) Yuki in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. Saiou (Sartorius) even designates him to the tarot card. However, in the third season, this is {{Deconstructed}} as his back story is revealed.
** It is possible that season four's events insinuate that Saiou himself is The Fool (in an inverse connotation, Tarot-wise), allowing himself to have been manipulated by fate and demonstrating no control over the outcome of events he put into motion.
** Regardless, the insinuation is that no matter whether [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil The Light or The Darkness]], Judai (The Fool) [[SpannerInTheWorks will always somehow prevail]]. (Keep in mind also that the [[LightIsNotGood Light]][=/=][[DarkIsNotEvil Darkness]] in Yu-Gi-Oh! has never been seen as Good[=/=]Evil, but instead extremes of ideology.)
* [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Isaac and Miria]] are so much TheFool that the benefits of it seem to be ''contagious''. For example: ''accidentally'' stealing the [[ImmortalityInducer Elixir of Life]] and then, mistaking it for booze, cheerfully sharing it with twenty-odd [[LovableRogue affable]] [[{{Mafia}} mafiosos]] that they've just met.
* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', Sakamoto Tatsuma pretty much epitomizes this trope. He appears clueless most of the time and reacts to everything with a cheerful disposition and his trademark laughter. Though this may be a case of ObfuscatingStupidity, [[spoiler: as he is also a successful businessman who owns a fleet of armed merchant spaceships, and in a flashback is shown to have been a serious, intelligent resistance fighter who gave up fighting for a lost cause and turned to commerce when he saw that the latter would be a more successful and less bloody way of bringing about better relations between the inhabitants of Japan and the Amanto aliens.]]
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' has the eponymous Moon/Usagi, who found out she was Sailor Moon after rescuing a cat (Luna) from a bunch of bullies, and survived her first battles out of sheer luck and the support of her MysteriousProtector.
** CharacterDevelopment improves her as the series continues and she matures as a person and fighter, however, she never would have survived the first season if it wasn't for her fool's luck.
* [[OneSceneWonder Femio]] from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' is almost an over-the-top parody of the trope. When the DarkMagicalGirl, Princess Kraehe, casts a spell on him so he'll literally and figuratively give his heart to her (so she can [[HeartTrauma feed it to her father]]), he ''almost'' falls for it...until he declares he can't, because his narcissism makes him believe he should be available for ''all'' women to love him. Both Kraehe and the eponymous MagicalGirl are left speechless by it.
* Monkey D. Luffy of ''OnePiece'' has drifted to this now and again. In the second chapter, he gets pulled into a giant whirlpool and survives because he hid in a barrel. In Skypiea, he gets trapped into the belly of a giant snake and avoids detection from Eneru's ESP. And in Impel Down, he falls from Level 3 Starvation Hell to Level 4 Inferno Hell by...falling into the Hell's giant, burning cauldron. However, in doing so, he managed to bypass the normal entrance, where the prison's entire staff was waiting for him, including the nigh-unstoppable Warden Magellan. Luffy tends to avoid danger by bungling towards slightly lesser-danger.
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