Thanks to my wife’s enjoyment of medical and police procedural-type shows, I’ve spend a lot of time recently watching build-up to big, explosive season finale nonsense.  Dr. Kepner was nearly killed in a car accident, Abby the lab tech was shot and I think there was something with LL Cool J and Robin on that other show, but I tuned out by that point.  Fictional characters need drama, so the thought process goes, and much of that drama is created by twists of fate like dead family members, terrible injuries and (in the case of ER) rogue helicopters dropping from the sky.  Our imaginary friend have terrible luck, it seems, but which of them has the worst luck of all is debatable, leading to today’s unforeseen query..

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks it’s a toss-up between Garth Ranzz (killed, lost arm, son stolen by Darkseid to become super-villain, rebooted into a complete jerk) and Meredith Grey (husband and most of her friends killed, maimed or scarred, mother died suddenly, sister eaten by wolves), asking: Which of our fictional friends has the worst luck of all?

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  1. May 12, 2018 at 11:03 am — Reply


  2. May 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    Donald Duck is up there.

  3. Scott Gunstream
    May 13, 2018 at 7:02 am — Reply

    Wile E. Coyote.

  4. Vrynn
    May 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    John McClane

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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