"How come it never goes smooth?!"—Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly, "Safe."
These characters attract a particular type of plot, apparently by pure chance. They aren't deliberately looking for the plot, nor is anyone setting them up for it, but time and time again, they find themselves enmeshed in the same plot.
Specific types are:
Pages in category "Plot Magnet"
The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total.