Video Game Characters So Lucky They Should Play The Lottery

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Do you find Lady Luck, or does she find you?  These luckiest video game characters seem to know the answer to this million-dollar question.  They have survived death many times; they have found superpowers and overcome the most unimaginable of circumstances; they have stumbled into money and love.

They are so lucky they should play the lottery if their world ever collides with ours.


Master Chief from the Halo Series

They say MC is the most excellent Spartan not because of skills but pure luck. He confirms it himself several times in the game. Master Chief manages to beat the odds every time and rise out of his circumstances.

He always seems to be outnumbered and outgunned, but he lives. But please note that MC is a man of great determination and power as well—it’s safe to say he makes his luck.

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Assassin’s Creed characters

These super killers do the impossible all day every day. Even though they have received the best training, anyone would have higher odds of death than survival when they slip off buildings, run on rooftops and jump off from skyscrapers.

Even though each assassin eventually dies, for a long time they stay alive, evade the authorities, and accomplish their various missions. These assassins are so lucky they should bet on the lottery. But that could mean that the rest of the world watches helplessly as they scoop up all the jackpots.

Chansey from Pokemon Go

Chansey from Pokemon Go

Chansey appears as a fatty pink object. Nothing fancy about her. She is even vulnerable to several fighting moves. Nonetheless, the Japanese meaning of her name is lucky, and that’s what happens to anyone that manages to catch her. Chansey brings them instant luck with her lucky egg.

B.J. Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein II

B.J. Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein II

The American spy of Jewish and Polish descent is super-efficient at his job; killing Nazis. But he is not just favored by skills. It seems like the gods smile down on him wherever he goes, and luck sleeps in his bed.

He is Michael Scofield when it comes to prison breaks and Deckard Shaw when handling wave after wave of combatants.

No matter what, he always finds a way out, and a way to attain victory. At one point his head was chopped off, but he miraculously survived thanks to his friends who arrived on time with new technology. Who wouldn’t want to win the lottery after losing it?

Akiyama Shun from the Yakuza Series

Akiyama Shun from the Yakuza Series

This protagonist in Yakuza 4, 5, and Dead Souls is a successful entrepreneur. But his wealth can be traced to nothing but total luck. His fortunes suddenly changed when millions of money rained down on him, literarily like manna from heaven.

When muggers tried to take his wealth, he got mysteriously saved by an undercover cop. Akiyama then invests this money and becomes an eminent financier in Kamurocho.

But that’s not all. In Yakuza 4, Akiyama survives death by a whisker; a bullet shot to his heart is stopped by a stack of yens in his breast pocket.

Guybrush Threepwood from Monkey Island Series

Guybrush Threepwood from Monkey Island Series

He started with nothing but ambition, and by the end of the series, he was a well-established pirate. Aside from his wit and ability to stay underwater for long without breathing, Guybrush is just another average Joe.

But this Mr. Nobody scooped himself a lovely and powerful lady—Elaine Marley.  Elaine, the governor of Melee Island was attracted to him despite his many faults.

Then in the battle with LeChuck, a ghost pirate, Guybrush was doomed to lose until out of desperation he sprayed him with root beer. Ghosts are allergic to rootbeer in the game, but no one knew. Overcoming this pirate ghost earned Guybrush a reputation too big even for his physique and wits.

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Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider Series

All you have to do to heal your wounds is cover them with your hands and wish that they go away. And they do. That is how Miss Lara Croft survives being stabbed on several occasions.

She also survives death by dodging traps and fighting her way through an army of angry islanders. Even with danger and death hot on her heels, Lara Croft never holds back from adventure.


Nathan Drake from the Uncharted Series

It sure takes survival skills to deal with expertly skilled mercenaries and Nazis that come back from the dead. But when unnatural gorilla-like creatures are chasing after you as well, you must have luck in the mix to survive.

Nathan Drake has survived a car crash, a fall from an aircraft, and many other hundreds of ordeals. He might wince in pain at times, but he always manages to get up and walk like he is the father of indestructibility or something. That takes pure luck.

Earthworm Jim

Jim from Earthworm Jim

Wonder how many times you have stepped on an earthworm? And what happens when it rains and they have to swim for survival? Can a worm swim? That’s how unlucky these organisms are, but not for earthworm Jim.

Jim was born just like any other ordinary earthworm.  Then as the heavens would have it, he stumbled upon a magical suit—no, not actually—the suit landed squarely on his body straight from the skies, and that is how he transformed.

He became a super soldier and human-like, excellent with guns and unforgiving when it comes to evil enemies.

These video game characters show that sometimes it takes more than talent, character, and skill for survival and success. Luck is the final and must-have ingredient.

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