Luck...protects fools, small children and ships named Enterprise."
—William Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation
An index of tropes dealing with luck and fortune.
Compare with Probability Tropes, that are about the statistic side of things.
- 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.
- Cosmic Plaything
Someone is so unlucky, it seems like some cosmic force is picking on him.
- 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.
- The Gambler
He's got a gambling theme going, and is often very lucky because of it.
- 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.
- 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 Bastard
The Antagonist version of the Idiot Hero: The Rival or Villain succeeds only out of luck.
- 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.
- Million-to-One Chance
Luck will guarantee something unlikely happens, no matter the odds against it.
- Professional Gambler
Someone who regularly deals with luck and probabilities.
- Random Number God
How do you try to influence your luck?
- Russian Roulette
A hard way to test one's luck.
- Two-Headed Coin
A way to make one's own luck.
- Walking Disaster Area
So unlucky that disasters follow in his wake.
- Winds of Destiny Change
Changing luck as a superpower.
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