Main Thirteen Is Unlucky Discussion

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08:54:15 PM Jun 10th 2013
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So if something bad happens to a character in the thirteenth chapter of the book, it's obviously this trope. Would it also count as an Arc Number?
09:50:53 PM Jun 10th 2013
Arc Number is when a number, any number, is meaningfully connected to the story, so I would say no.
12:50:34 PM Aug 22nd 2012
  • Rincewind from the Discworld novels was born on, you guessed it, the thirteenth.

Can't find a record of this anywhere (just that his star sign is The Small, Boring Group of Faint Stars). In Discworld terms, it'd be more appropriate for him to be born on the eighth, surely?
05:14:06 PM Mar 19th 2012
My apartment building has a 13th floor.
12:36:08 PM Dec 1st 2010
So in Judaism, 13 is a very, very good number because of this crazy Kabbalistic numerology practice. Many of God's names turn out to be multiples of 13, and the Hebrew word for love, ahavah (אהבה), is exactly 13 as well. Are there any instances you guys can recall in which this trope is averted or subverted in favor of this gematria thing?
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