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Four Leaf Clover = Good luck charm. For this reason, four leaf clovers tend to have special significance when they appear in media. Sometimes parodied or referenced with mention of a clover that has an absurd number of leaves.

[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_leaf_clover More info can be found here.]]

A subtrope of GoodLuckCharm. See also FleurDeLis.



[[folder: Advertising ]]

* One of the marshmallows in Lucky Charms breakfast cereals.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* In ''Anime/NegimaSecondSeason'', Yue gives one to Nodoka to give to Negi as support for her Crush on him. (Even though its a LoveTriangle between the 3.)
** The Cook Satsuki Yotsuba is named after this.
** In the first ''Negima'' anime series 100 of these are needed for a love potion spent all night looking for them. (This is different in the manga when Negi had 7 magic pills That were placed in his bag by his cousin, that could help craft the thing.)
* In ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'', the titular Yotsuba's name actually means "four-leaf clover". Her hair is even shaped like one, being [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair green]] with four GirlishPigtails. She gives one to Asagi as a souvenir, reminding Asagi's mother of when Asagi gave one to her... and she tasked her with finding a five-leaf clover.
* ''Manga/CrossGame'' uses a four leaf clover motif. With each sister representing a leaf.
* ''Manga/{{Clover}}'' uses clovers as a motif for the psychics with the most powerful being a four-leaf.
* [[GentlemanThief Kaitou Kid]] of ''Manga/MagicKaito'' and ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' not only uses has a stylized four-leaved clover on his monocle, his ''real'' name, Kaito '''Kuroba''', has the word "clover" (romaji ''kurobaa'') in it.
* In ''Manga/HoneyAndClover'', the four leaf clover is used as a symbol of people's search for happiness, with one notable scene in which most of the main cast is looking for four leaf clovers [[ArtificialRiverBank on the river bank]]. And then there's the ending, where the combination of clovers and honey [[TearJerker comes into full fruition]].
* Manga/HappyHappyClover gives use the main character Chima (called Clover in English and French translations) who at first is seen wearing a three leaf clover in the first volume of the manga. But is later given a four leaf clover when she meets a human for the first time. In the anime, she wears her four leaf clover from the beginning.
* In ''Anime/ToukenRanbuHanamaru'', Maeda and Hirano find a four-leaf clover at the beginning of episode 3. Hirano later gives it to Doudanuki after hearing how Doudanuki is suffering from a string of bad luck, which leads to a long ChainOfDeals throughout the first half of the episode.


[[folder: Film ]]

* The killer leprechaun's weakness in ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}''.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'', there's an alternate-universe Earth where -- due to a stray bit of radiation affecting the genome of the first clover plant -- four-leaf clovers are the norm and three-leaf clovers are the exception. This particular Earth ''also'' didn't get destroyed by the Vogons to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Coincidence? [[spoiler:It gets destroyed in the end by the updated Guide, anyway.]]
* In ''The Patchwork Girl of Oz'', one of the [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz books]], a ''six'' leaf clover that can only be found near the Emerald City is an ingredient in a magical compound.


[[folder: Live Action Television ]]

* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': In "Four Leaf Clover", Miss Brooks picks a four leaf clover that brings her nothing but ''bad'' luck. She eventually pawns it off to a crooked auto mechanic.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/NetHack'': after sacrificing, you may "glimpse a four-leaf clover at your feet", which just means that you've been granted extra luck by your deity.
* Four-leaf clovers are lucky in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''.
* ''[[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors]]'': [[spoiler: Nine clovers were given by Snake to the other players of the Nonary Game. They were to be given to Yotsuba. And that's disregarding the bookmark.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Minigore}}'', collecting three four-leaf clovers will turn you into a minotaur, which grants you temporary invincibility.
* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIQuestForTheCrown'', carrying a four-leaf clover keeps leprechauns away from you.
* In ''VideoGame/RiskOfRain'', one of the many items shipped aboard the the ''UES Contact Light'', and therefore found scattered across the surface after its crash, is a ''56''-leaf clover, which apparently makes you lucky enough to occasionally find items dropped by monsters instead of just chests and the like. The shipping notes suggested making an injected infusion out of it and playing the lottery afterwards.
* In ''VideoGame/LittleBigAdventure'', four-leaf clovers can be used either for full healing or AutoRevive.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has a [[ExaggeratedTrope Ten-Leafed Clover]] as an item, and it triggers certain "lucky" special events to happen if you have one in your inventory.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Ann Tamaki has a green four-leaf clover on the back of her hoodie, making her stand apart from the rest of the class and adding to her ButNotTooForeign identity.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-03-15 Squigley finds -- and smokes -- one.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': The number 4 member of The Felt is named Clover, and has the [[BornLucky luck]] to go along with it.
* In ''Webcomic/KiddCommander'', Ulrich found and ate "seven sibling clovers from seven different soils", apparently meaning seven related clovers, with sequential leaves of one to seven. According to him, this has made him ''very'' lucky, to the point of ''knowing'' that fortune ''always'' puts him where he needs to be.
* ''Webcomic/{{Prequel}}'': Katia finds a four-leaf clover and starts to hope her luck will improve. But then [[HearingVoices an audience member]] [[FridgeLogic points out that any good-luck charm whose sole requirement for discovery is to simply be lucky, would cause a runaway exponential growth of luck as one finds more and more four-leaf clovers and gets even luckier]], and since this has never happened, four-leaf clovers cannot be lucky. So she passes it onto [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Gharug]], who doesn't believe in luck but nonetheless becomes BornLucky from this very chain of events.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "The Luck of the Fryrish", we see via flashback that young Fry had a ''seven''-leaf clover that gave him the necessary luck to win basketball games or pull off crazy breakdancing moves.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Care Bears|1980s}}'' involved an eight-leaf clover that allowed for ThreeWishes.
* WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents has a 37-leaf-clover in one episode involving bad luck.
* InspectorGadget once found one. He was lucky that episode, but [[SeeminglyProfoundFool that's par for the course]]. In the end, after a typical amount of adventure, the clover was down to one leaf. [[EverybodyLaughsEnding Cue the silly laughter.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' [[CoolBigSis Sara]] wears a four-leaf clover hair clip. Given that she's from [[HereditaryCurse a family]] where all the men are BornUnlucky and TheJinx, this could be seen as a.) a symbol of her own immunity, and/or b.) a conscious effort to counteract the bad luck that her father and brother bring whenever they're around her.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* The [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] lottery uses a four leaf clover with a picture of the state in the middle as its logo, early televised drawings used the song "I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover" as theme music.
* As does the symbol of the French national lottery.