31 Characters Badly in Need of a Four-Leaf Clover

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Some people have all the luck. These do not.

Whether they're fighting demons, unlucky in love or just generally stepping in the worst life has to offer, these folks could really use a good luck charm.

If you have a four-leaf clover, a horseshoe or some other lucky amulet hanging around, you might want to toss in the direction of these characters who were definitely down on their luck.

1. Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones)

Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones)
Sansa witnessed multiple executions, suffered the loss of every member of her family (as far as she knows, at least) and has been engaged to and/or married to nobody of her own choosing, most recently the sadistic bastard Ramsay Bolton. Her history reads sorta like a superhero origin story, but she's not going to rise up sporting a cape, a mask and wielding an iron sword to take over Weseros. Too bad.

2. Meredith Grey (Grey's Anatomy)

Meredith Grey (Grey's Anatomy)
Being raised by a workaholic mom who developed early onset Alzheimer's and abandoned by her father who left for a new family, the good times kept rolling. Hardworking Meredith fell in love with a married man who she later married, suffered a misscarriage, lost her sister in a terrible plane crash in which she was stranded herself and discovered she has the genetic marker for early Alzheimer's, all this and more before she lost her husband to a terrible car crash before learning she was pregnant with another child she gave birth to after he was dead. Can she finally breathe a little now?

3. Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)

Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)
Jesse is the ultimate poster child for the message that drugs are bad, mmmkay? If he hadn't been estranged from his parents due to drug addiction, he might not have been blackmailed into working with Walter White to cook meth and that could have averted furture kidnappings, murders, beatings, breakups, breakdowns, gunfights and imprisonments by white supremecists. Just say no.

4. Debra Morgan (Dexter)

Debra Morgan (Dexter)
Does your mother dying of cancer at an early age and your father committing suicide followed by a turn as a vice cop dressing up as a hooker somehow ensure you're future will be inexplicably intertwined with serial killers? Because Deb Morgan dated and got engaged to one who turned out to be her adopted brother's blood brother, and, oh yeah, her brother is also a serial killer for whom she happened to develop feelings...but she's almost a victim of a third serial killer and gets into an accident after being drugged by another killer who killed her boss to protect her brother. Because WTF...something went very wrong in her life somewhere.

5. Kelly Taylor (Beverly Hills, 90210)

Kelly Taylor (Beverly Hills, 90210)
Much like Meredith Grey, Kelly was raised by problem parents. Her alcoholic, drug-addicted mom and absent felon father did nothing to put her on the straight path, so she went to raves (where she was caught in a fire), ODed on diet pills (who does that?), joined a cult, was held hostage at gunpoint, was addicted to cocaine, tried to kill her friend Kelly, thought she might have AIDs, suffered a miscarriage, got shot, had amnesia, was raped and faced murder charged before watching her mother die. Tough life.

6. John Locke (Lost)

John Locke (Lost)
Locke was rejected his entire life, conned and manipulated by many. He was pushed out of a window and paralyzed, conned out of his kidney to give to a bastard of a father, even his shot at walking again on the mysterious island was cloaked in rejection by the Oceanic Six. He wanted to commit suicide and was saved, only to be murdered later in cold blood. Thanks for nothing, guys!

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