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2nd Feb '18 3:37:59 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Harry's letters of acceptance into "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy'. One is ultimately delivered by Hagrid after the Dursleys do everything in their power to [[ScreeningTheCall screen the call]].
* The hunters and the butterfly both serve this role in ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn''.
* Creator/JRRTolkien has Gandalf serve this role in both ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', for Bilbo and Frodo respectively -- and then again in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' for Théoden.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Harry's letters of acceptance into "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy'.Wizardry". One is ultimately delivered by Hagrid after the Dursleys do everything in their power to [[ScreeningTheCall screen the call]].
* The hunters and the butterfly both serve play this role in ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn''.
* Creator/JRRTolkien has Gandalf serve play this role in both ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', for Bilbo and Frodo respectively -- and then again in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' for Théoden.
8th Jan '18 12:25:34 PM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' [[TheEmperor Uriel Septim VII]] is the Herald for the Hero of Kvatch, who not only frees the Hero from the prison cell s/he was sitting in, but also hands him/her the [[MacGuffin Amulet of Kings]] and charges the Hero with delivering it to the Grandmaster of the Blades [[spoiler: before being assassinated]], thus kicking off the game's Main Quest.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Alduin ironically serves as the Herald for the Dragonborn, with his attack on Helgen taking place at the precise moment they were due to be executed, inadvertently [[VillainousRescue saving]] the very person [[NiceJobFixingItVillain destined to thwart him]].

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', [[TheEmperor Uriel Septim VII]] is the Herald for the Hero of Kvatch, PlayerCharacter, who not only frees the Hero from the prison cell s/he was sitting in, but also hands him/her the [[MacGuffin Amulet of Kings]] and charges the Hero with delivering it to the Grandmaster of the Blades [[spoiler: before being assassinated]], thus kicking off the game's Main Quest.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', Alduin ironically serves as the Herald for the Dragonborn, with his attack on Helgen taking place at the precise moment they were due to be executed, inadvertently [[VillainousRescue saving]] the very person [[NiceJobFixingItVillain destined to thwart him]].
30th Jul '17 9:33:34 PM Abodos
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the diaries of both King Rhoam and Princess Zelda mention a fortune teller who foretold the imminent return of Calamity Ganon; said prophecy kickstarted their search for and research into the ancient Sheikah {{Magitek}} used to defeat Ganon the last time.
16th Apr '17 5:06:43 PM nombretomado
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* "Uncle" Felix in the first ''SpyKids'' movie; he informs them that their parents have been kidnapped, that they are spies, and tells that 'the third brain lives'.

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* "Uncle" Felix in the first ''SpyKids'' ''Film/SpyKids'' movie; he informs them that their parents have been kidnapped, that they are spies, and tells that 'the third brain lives'.
10th Mar '17 5:26:19 PM ShadowState
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* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', the [[JobTitle title]] [[CharacterTitle character]] Reborn comes crashing into Tsuna's life with all the power and grace of a [[ContinuityNod lightning bull]] in a china shop.

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* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', the [[JobTitle title]] [[CharacterTitle character]] Reborn comes crashing into Tsuna's life with all the power and grace of a [[ContinuityNod lightning bull]] bull in a china shop.
10th Mar '17 5:15:34 PM ShadowState
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* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', the [[JobTitle title]] [[CharacterTitle character]] Reborn comes crashing into Tsuna's life with all the power and grace of a [[ContinuityNod lightning bull]] in a china shop.
30th Jan '17 7:42:18 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': If it weren't for Torbjörn organizing the expedition, the members of the crew wouldn't have met, or in some cases even left their homes. Chances are that Reynir's plan to hide in a food crate to be able to visit a foreign country would have gone a little less sideways as well.
15th Jan '17 2:07:30 PM Dark_Lord_
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Alduin ironically serves as the Herald for the Dragonborn, with his attack on Helgen taking place at the precise moment they were due to be executed, inadvertently [[VillainousRescue saving]] the very person [[NiceJobFixingItVillain destined to thwart him]].
** Likewise, in VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion [[TheEmperor Uriel Septim VII]] is the Herald for the Hero of Kvatch, who not only frees the Hero from the prison cell s/he was sitting in, but also hands him/her the [[MacGuffin Amulet of Kings]] and charges the Hero with delivering it to the Grandmaster of the Blades [[spoiler: before being assassinated]], thus kicking off the game's Main Quest.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Alduin ironically serves as the Herald for the Dragonborn, with his attack on Helgen taking place at the precise moment they were due to be executed, inadvertently [[VillainousRescue saving]] the very person [[NiceJobFixingItVillain destined to thwart him]].
** Likewise, in VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion
''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' [[TheEmperor Uriel Septim VII]] is the Herald for the Hero of Kvatch, who not only frees the Hero from the prison cell s/he was sitting in, but also hands him/her the [[MacGuffin Amulet of Kings]] and charges the Hero with delivering it to the Grandmaster of the Blades [[spoiler: before being assassinated]], thus kicking off the game's Main Quest.Quest.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Alduin ironically serves as the Herald for the Dragonborn, with his attack on Helgen taking place at the precise moment they were due to be executed, inadvertently [[VillainousRescue saving]] the very person [[NiceJobFixingItVillain destined to thwart him]].
* In ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'', the titular dragon himself serves as Herald to the player character. The dragon attacks the player character's hometown, rips the heart from the player character's chest and turns him or her into an Arisen, rendering the player character ageless and incapable of falling ill. He then challenges the player character to seek him out in combat, should he or she want their heart back, kickstarting the adventure of the game.
7th Jan '17 2:59:26 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* [[BarrierWarrior Yuuno]] in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' delivers both the call ''and'' the EmpathicWeapon to Nanoha when she found him injured.

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* [[BarrierWarrior Yuuno]] in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' delivers both the call ''and'' the EmpathicWeapon to Nanoha when she found him injured.
29th Dec '16 11:36:15 AM MiddleEighth
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
*The young bard in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', who walks past the four singing “Norwegian Wood,” which instantly catches their attention. He's grateful to have found them—the gods sent him on the mission to play the song until the right people heard it—and delivers the gods' message, then disappears from the story as the four hurry away.
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