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10 Luckiest Movie Characters Of All Time

Bullet Train has had a successful run at the box office, making more than $120 million (via Box Office Mojo), despite not having the best reception from critics. The film is an entertaining, over-the-top action movie about a group of assassins out to get each other, but they all somehow have the best luck possible.

It’s hard for a movie where all the characters have great luck to actually be engaging and feel like it has stakes, but Bullet Train impressively pulls it off. However, the 2022 movie isn’t the first film where the characters are unbelievably lucky. Between a death-defying archeologist, a lost-in-space astronaut, and a bunch of Johns, these characters totally have Lady Luck on their side.

Indiana Jones (Indiana Jones Franchise)
Indy collects treasure in Raiders of the Lost Ark

For as great as the franchise is, the Indiana Jones movies are full of plot holes, but the biggest one of all is how he can be so consistently lucky. All four movies see the character avoiding some kind of life-threatening event several times over, whether it’s surviving a plane crash or narrowly escaping being crushed by a giant boulder, and at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, he simply needs to stand still and close his eyes in order to survive.

And in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, he survives being thrown hundreds of feet inside a fridge. It was so ridiculous that the term “jump the shark” was temporarily replaced by “nuke the fridge.” But above all else, he is knocking on death’s door in The Last Crusade until he drinks from the Holy Grail, which miraculously cures him.

Ryan Stone (Gravity)
Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) Gravity

While most movies’ luckiest characters have showcased how lucky they are over the course of several movies, Ryan Stone only needed a single film to prove how ridiculously lucky she was, and Gravity is a lean 90-minute film at that. Ryan has more luck per minute than any other movie character ever.

The astronaut is lost in space, literally aimlessly floating through it, but within an hour and a half, she is safely back on Earth without any help from NASA or any other space research agency. Ryan is fairly competent at being an astronaut, but a lot of luck was required to naturally fall into place for her plan to work. And that’s why some think it’s rated too high on IMDb.

Scrat (Ice Age Franchise)
scrat finally gets the acorn in final blue sky ice age short

Ice Age is the best Blue Sky Studios movie by a country mile, and that’s partly thanks to Scrat, a saber-toothed squirrel who continuously tries and fails to retrieve an acorn. Scrat’s sequences serve as vignettes throughout the franchise in between the main story of each movie. Some might argue that he is completely unlucky, given that he never does reach the acorn. However, his goal has caused so many catastrophes, and he has survived every single one of them.

And, as if he wasn’t lucky enough, Blue Sky Studios created one last animation, which sees the saber-toothed squirrel final catch the acorn. After all the trials and tribulations and near-death experiences Scrat has gone through, he finally achieved his goal after 20 years. It just goes to show that hard work and determination do pay off, either that or that Scrat is the luckiest animated movie character ever.

John McClane (Die Hard Franchise)
John McClane crawling through a vent in Die Hard

John McClane is nothing more than a New York City cop, but he has single-handedly taken down several groups of terrorists at this point in the Die Hard franchise. Almost everything McClane does is a complete stroke of luck. In the first movie, the NY cop blindly throws C4 down an elevator shaft and ends up blowing up a couple of villains. And when he’s in the air vent directly above a couple of Hans’ henchmen, not one bullet hits him when they’re shooting at him with a machine gun. His luck continued with each sequel, and he got even luckier with each consecutive release.

However, almost like Scrat, McClane has only proved how lucky he is because he so often finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s just as unlucky as he is lucky. Literally a couple of years after the Nakatomi Plaza incident, he found himself in the exact same situation, again during Christmas, only this time in an airport.

Domino (Deadpool 2)
Domino with a gun pointed in her face in Deadpool 2

Superhero characters might be off limits when it comes to luck, as they have so many superpowers and most of them have so much plot armor and are completely invincible. However, in Deadpool 2, Domino’s superpower is literally luck, and Wade doesn’t believe it until he sees it.

Domino literally survives so many explosions and crashes, and every one of them should have resulted in a fatality. While every cameo, including Brad Pitt’s The Vanisher, died in the skydive, Domino was the sole survivor. She then fell into a truck that she and Deadpool needed to steal where the guard’s gun malfunctioned, and when she’s then shot into the sky, she comfortably lands on an inflatable panda.

Cole Young (Mortal Kombat)
Cole Young in his Arcana armor in Mortal Kombat 2021

Mortal Kombat was a huge success and fans of the video games loved that it was faithful to the source material. However, the one exception to that is Cole Young, a character created for the movie who is dumb and naive about what’s going on, but he survives every attack and enemy that the Netherrealm sends to kill him. The biggest stroke of luck Cole had was when his literal gold plot armor miraculously covered him when he was fighting Goro.

Goro is the Mortal Kombat champion in the game, and he isn’t easily defeated, but Cole achieves it almost with his eyes closed. It isn’t the last fans have seen of Cole, as he’ll undoubtedly have a major role in the upcoming sequel, even though that’s not what fans want for Mortal Kombat 2. Fans want to see a rematch between Cole and Goro, where Goro is depicted as the Thanos-level threat that he is in the video games.

Roman Pearce (Fast & Furious Franchise)
Rome laughs at his opponent before a race in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Roman Pearce raised the issue about how lucky he was in F9 before critics got the chance. In the 2021 movie, he didn’t have so much as a flesh wound when he was literally in the middle of a gunfight. And he and Tej survived going into space in a rocket-powered Pontiac without any explanation.

But even way before F9 when Rome was introduced in 2 Fast 2 Furious, he was already super lucky. He was winning Demolition Derbys, squaring up to police officers without any repercussions, and flying into the sky in a muscle car and comfortably landing on a yacht. Whether it’s being stuck under ice or parachuting out of a plane in a car, Pearce should have died 10 times over by now.

John Connor (Terminator Franchise)
John Connor lies on the floor in Terminator 3

John Connor is actually incredibly weak, and most of the Terminator movies depict him as never being able to lead an army in an apocalypse. And the only reason he survived for so long was that he had a guardian angel in the form of a massive robot from the future, who turned up at the most convenient times. Whenever he’s in danger, the T-800 shows up to save him. That was the case in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and the exact same thing happened over a decade later in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

If it wasn’t for the T-800, John could never have led humans against the machines, he wouldn’t have survived Judgment Day in his 20s, and he certainly wouldn’t have survived in his teens either. The T-800 is the ultimate example of deus ex machina in movies, but it’s hard to criticize it when the character is so bad-ass.

John Wick (John Wick Franchise)
John Wick at the club

Granted, John Wick is extremely skillful, and getting out of fights with 30 other henchmen involved unscathed isn’t completely down to luck, but Lady Luck is certainly on the character’s side. Wick doesn’t dodge bullets like Neo does, but somehow, he rarely ever gets shot. But he isn’t just lucky when it comes to surviving.

At the beginning of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, the character runs through a random chandelier store and upstairs into some kind of knife museum. The character couldn’t have possibly known this place was in that location, but he seemingly had a sixth sense and knew exactly where to run. And, at the end of the 2019 movie, when he does get shot, he falls dozens of stories into an alleyway, hitting every possible thing on the way down, and he still lives to fight another day.

Ladybug (Bullet Train)
Ladybug fights off an attacker in Bullet Train

Bullet Train is the newest blockbuster action movie, and it follows Ladybug, who must retrieve a mystery briefcase. It’s a simple snatch and grab job, but Ladybug is under the impression that he has the worst luck. However, while the simple job does unfold into an all-out war between Russian gangs, British guns-for-hire, and several other mercenaries, Ladybug’s luck is absolutely incredible.

The character somehow survives a boomslang poisoning, getting shot, and several attempts on his life. And in the final act of the movie, he casually glides through the titular train as it’s speeding off the rails at 200 mph into a small village. Once all the action is over and everything has calmed down, Ladybug simply walks it off.

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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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