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2nd Nov '16 4:05:53 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Belgariad}}'' series, by David Eddings, Garion learns after ''several books'', first that he is [[spoiler:a sorcerer]], then that he is [[spoiler:the last descendant of Riva, and is thus crowned King of the kings of the West]]. Later it gets worse as he learns that [[spoiler:he is fated to fight an evil god all by himself.]] Still, there were clues...

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* In the ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' series, by David Eddings, Garion learns after ''several books'', first that he is [[spoiler:a sorcerer]], then that he is [[spoiler:the last descendant of Riva, and is thus crowned King of the kings of the West]]. Later it gets worse as he learns that [[spoiler:he is fated to fight an evil god all by himself.]] Still, there were clues...



* In the ''HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy, this applies to Lyra. It gets subverted because even after the story is over, she still does not know what role she played ([[spoiler:Eve]]).

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* In the ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy, this applies to Lyra. It gets subverted because even after the story is over, she still does not know what role she played ([[spoiler:Eve]]).
25th Oct '16 11:36:22 PM Tron80
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* Franchise/Superman}}:

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25th Oct '16 11:32:50 PM Tron80
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* {{Franchise/Superman}}'s origin in more recent decades has this element. He gets a mostly normal early childhood, then starts developing special abilities then eventually encounters or is told about his rocketship which also eventually transmits a message or series of messages from Jor-El which usually tells him he has a great destiny. Typically he has at least two if not three of these in his origin.

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* {{Franchise/Superman}}'s Franchise/Superman}}:
** Superman's
origin in more recent decades has this element. He gets a mostly normal early childhood, then starts developing special abilities then eventually encounters or is told about his rocketship which also eventually transmits a message or series of messages from Jor-El which usually tells him he has a great destiny. Typically he has at least two if not three of these in his origin.origin.
** Subverted in ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'' where he is told he is not Kryptonian but a mutant human. During the story, Superman tries to cope with the possibility that his alien heritage is a delusion of his mind, but eventually he figures out that he is really Kryptonian.
3rd Jul '16 6:18:21 PM nombretomado
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* This is the big reveal in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: The Mask of Light''. The protagonist, Takua is chosen by the titular mask and sent on a quest to find the Toa of Light, but when he reaches the place the mask leads him to, there is no Toa of Light there. His friend Jaller's FamousLastWords make him realise the truth: ''he'' is the Toa of Light, once he puts on the mask.

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* This is the big reveal in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}: The Mask of Light''. The protagonist, Takua is chosen by the titular mask and sent on a quest to find the Toa of Light, but when he reaches the place the mask leads him to, there is no Toa of Light there. His friend Jaller's FamousLastWords make him realise the truth: ''he'' is the Toa of Light, once he puts on the mask.
4th Jun '16 10:28:52 PM TitoMosquito
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* The 2007 film ''The Chosen One'', features a ButtMonkey who learns near the end that he's actually God, who occasionally lives as a normal human in order to understand them.

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* The 2007 animated film ''The Chosen One'', features a ButtMonkey [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]] who learns near the end that he's actually God, who occasionally lives as a normal human in order to understand them.
4th Jun '16 1:21:18 PM DoctorTItanX
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* Tenchi Masaki from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' is [[AmnesiacGod The Anomaly]] that the Chousin were searching for - a mysterious all-powerful {{God}} who's even greater than them. Whether this means God didn't actually exist until 17 years ago or that Tenchi is simply the reincarnation of God is less than clear.

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* Tenchi Masaki from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' is [[AmnesiacGod The Anomaly]] that the Chousin were searching for - a mysterious all-powerful {{God}} who's even infinitely greater than even them. Whether this means God didn't actually exist until 17 years ago or that Tenchi is simply the reincarnation of God is less than clear.



* In ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'', everyone basically assumed that Ichigo was just one of those lucky humans born with increased spiritual sensitivity and an abnormally high PowerLevel who got super-charged by Rukia and underwent TrainingFromHell time after time. Then, around the time [[spoiler:Aizen]] starts up his shenanigans, we learn that the reason he and his sisters are so sensitive is that [[spoiler:their dad is a retired shinigami. Captain, to be precise.]] A couple of other characters already knew this (and it had been revealed to the readers earlier, though aside from the [[{{Shonen}} genre]] of the manga there was no explicit hint that it was relevant to Ichigo's powers), but they didn't bother to tell Ichigo or anybody else.

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* In ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'', everyone basically assumed that Ichigo was just one of those lucky humans born with increased spiritual sensitivity and an abnormally high PowerLevel who got super-charged by Rukia and underwent TrainingFromHell time after time. Then, around the time [[spoiler:Aizen]] starts up his shenanigans, we learn that the reason he and his sisters are so sensitive is that [[spoiler:their dad is a retired shinigami. Captain, to be precise.]] A couple of other characters people already knew this (and it had been revealed to the readers earlier, though aside from the [[{{Shonen}} genre]] of the manga there was no explicit hint that it was relevant to Ichigo's powers), but they didn't bother to tell neither told Ichigo or nor anybody else.else about it.



* In ''Anime/DragonballZ'' Goku's brother Raditz arrives to earth and reveals that Goku is a member of a superpowerful and bloodthirsty alien race called the Saiyans. Due to a nearly fatal accident which gave him LaserGuidedAmnesia, Goku lost his violent tendencies and sincerely believed that he was human.

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* In ''Anime/DragonballZ'' Goku's brother Raditz arrives to earth Earth and reveals that Goku is a member of a superpowerful and bloodthirsty alien race called the Saiyans. Due to a nearly fatal accident which gave him LaserGuidedAmnesia, Goku lost his violent tendencies and sincerely believed that he was human.
25th May '16 10:22:17 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': In chapter 16, [[spoiler:Franchise/WonderWoman reveals Asuka that]] she is an Amazon.
12th May '16 3:39:50 AM Slothgirl
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* In ''Literature/{{Runemarks}}'', [[spoiler:Maddy]] is told that she is actually [[spoiler:Modi, child of Thor]]. All things considered, she takes it much better than [[spoiler:[[TheFundamentalist her sister]]]] does...
8th May '16 9:07:06 AM Docduggery
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* ''Literature/{{Demon Road}}'': Shortly after her parents try to eat her, she finds out [[spoiler:that they are demons and she inherited that from them]].

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* ''Literature/{{Demon Road}}'': Shortly after her parents try to eat kill her, she finds out [[spoiler:that they are demons and she inherited that from them]].
8th May '16 9:05:49 AM Docduggery
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* ''Literature/{{Demon Road}}'': Shortly after her parents try to eat her, she finds out [[spoiler:that they are demons and she inherited that from them]].
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