So today I’m back on track with Anniek & The Library Looter’s prompts. Today’s prompt is characters who have bad luck. I can’t think of too many characters with bad luck, but I do have at least a couple of them.
Harry Potter – “the chosen one” isn’t all that lucky. His parents were killed by Voldemort, Voldemort tried to kill him, and he spent all those years with the Dursleys. Not to mention all the trouble he gets into in each book and always having to defeat this or that.
Neville Longbottom – the other possible chosen one. He lost his parents to Voldemort as well, although I don’t recall there being any indication that Voldemort attempted to kill Neville like he did Harry. But poor Neville keeps losing his toad and forgetting things. Not that he can remember what he forgot.
Katniss Everdeen – Hear me out. Yes, she chose to take part in the Hunger Games. But that was because she had the bad luck to feel the need to protect her younger sister. She’s basically being used by the resistance as a puppet. She’s caught between two people she loves.
Katharine, Mirabella, and Arsinoe – Seriously – you’re 1/3 of a set of triplets. You’re ripped away from your sisters. You’re raised by strangers with the knowledge that at some point, you are either going to be killed by one of your sisters or you’re going to kill both of your sisters and take the throne. All because a bunch of people on the island on which you live believe that this is how you get a new queen. Yeah…
So those are my picks for characters with bad luck. Do you agree or do you have different ideas of characters with bad luck?