"Luck...protects fools, small children and ships named Enterprise."An index of tropes dealing with luck and fortune. Compare with Probability Tropes, that are about the statistic side of things.
— William Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Acceptable Hard Luck Targets
Less fortunate people as a subject of mockery.
- Bad Luck Charm
An item is deemed as being unlucky.
- Beginner's Luck
The new guy will do better than the experienced guy because of luck.
- Born Lucky
Someone is naturally lucky.
- Born Unlucky
Someone is naturally unlucky.
Bad things keep happening to this person for some reason, (usually) so that we can laugh at their expense.
- Chain Letter
Bad luck is attributed to a chain letter.
- Cosmic Plaything
Someone is so unlucky, it seems like some cosmic force is picking on him.
- Dice Roll Death
Bad luck or random chance means you die.
- Doom Magnet
Someone has bad luck follow him and those he meets.
- Fixing the Game
It's not gambling if you cheat.
- The Fool
He's incredibly lucky.
- Four-Leaf Clover
Four leaf clovers associated with good luck.
- The Gambler
He's got a gambling theme going, and is often very lucky because of it.
- Good Luck Charm
An item is deemed as being lucky.
- "Good Luck" Gesture
A hand gesture used to gain good luck or avoid bad luck.
- Heads or Tails?
Luck dictates what will happen through a flipping a coin.
- Idiot Hero
When The Hero gets thing done by simply being lucky rather than smart or skilled.
- The Jinx
He's a walking bad luck charm.
- Lifesaving Misfortune
A case of bad luck prevented someone's possible death.
- Lottery of Doom
Where to be lucky is to lose.
- Luck-Based Mission
Victory depends on luck, not skill.
- Luck Manipulation Mechanic
Game mechanics that let you re-attempt chance based elements to get a better result.
- Luck Stat
A measure of how lucky a character is... whatever that means.
- Lucky Rabbit's Foot
Rabbit's feet or rabbits associated with luck.
- The Magic Poker Equation
The more skilled you are at cards, the luckier you are in what hands you get.
- Moral Luck
Praising or blaming a character for an action, the outcome of which depended primarily on random chance.
- Million-to-One Chance
Luck will guarantee something unlikely happens, no matter the odds against it.
- Not My Lucky Day
A would-be lucky character misses the opportunity.
- Professional Gambler
Someone who regularly deals with luck and probabilities.
- Random Drop Booster
Improves your luck with getting Random Drop items.
- Random Number God
How do you try to influence your luck?
- Russian Roulette
A hard way to test one's luck.
- Serendipitous Survival
Luck keeps you from being where you would have died.
- Superstition Episode
A character does something considered unlucky and has bad luck for the rest of the episode.
- 13 Is Unlucky
The number thirteen associated with bad luck.
- Two-Headed Coin
A way to make one's own luck.
- Unluckily Lucky
Their luck saves them from constant unluck.
- Walking Disaster Area
So unlucky that disasters follow in his wake.
- Winds of Destiny, Change
Changing luck as a superpower.