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Loser Archetype

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Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, "Why me?", then a voice answers "Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up."

Some guys have all of the luck, while some have no luck at all. Why are they doomed to fail? We'll probably never know, but we love watching them stumble through life.

Contrast Master of the Index, for characters who excel in at least one craft.

Tropes about characters that explicitly are defined as losers:

Tropes that are very closely related to losers and/or show up in almost every loser story: