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29th Apr '17 1:18:25 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': [[spoiler: Josarian]], after becoming the Firebringer, is betrayed by his closest relative and then eaten alive by a monster. Also, his soul cannot move to the afterlife until the monster's maker is killed.
23rd Apr '17 3:03:59 PM nombretomado
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* A lot of games in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' fit this trope. Even when it's played straight in that it's not ''entirely'' a bad thing, there's ''still'' a catch:

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* A lot of games in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' fit this trope. Even when it's played straight in that it's not ''entirely'' a bad thing, there's ''still'' a catch:
22nd Apr '17 12:57:24 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much every hero in the {{Suikoden}} series:

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* Pretty much every hero in the {{Suikoden}} ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series:



*** Ted in ''SuikodenI'' preceded everyone in the above trope. He acquires the [[{{Macguffin}} Soul Eater Rune]], is forced to runaway from the witch Windy for the next 300 years, gets his rune stolen from him [[SuikodenIV 150 years after]] he fled from his village, and commands the Soul Eater to ''[[FateWorseThanDeath eat his soul]]'' just so that he won't [[BrainwashedAndCrazy accidentally command the soul to return the Rune back to him.]]
*** Tir [=McDohl=] from ''SuikodenI'', [[spoiler:son of TheEmpire's [[FourStarBadass greatest general]], forced to run for his life from the EvilSorceress trying to steal the MacGuffin from him. In the process, he was recruited into the LaResistance and eventually became its leader... AFTER said leader DIED in front of him AFTER she has expressed that she might've liked him a lot as a friend. As you lead the Resistance to victory, your BattleButler [[YouShallNotPass died trying to protect you]], then the defeated generals pull off a MyGodWhatHaveIDone after pretty much crossing the MoralEventHorizon while under MoreThanMindControl, so you don't pretty much have a choice but to [[DefeatMeansFriendship recruit them]]. Then you will have to [[DuelToTheDeath kill your own father]] to protect your castle, and then you have to see your [[TheLancer best friend]] suffer a FateWorseThanDeath. And if you haven't recruited all OneHundredAndEight Stars of Destiny, then your BattleButler would be KilledOffForReal. Regardless of the status of his BattleButler afterwards, [[OverlyLongGag it left him so shell-shocked that he didn't even want to be there when]] TheRepublic [[OverlyLongGag was inaugurated, because he doesn't want the Soul Eater to take any more lives]]. Oh, and he had to deliberately avoid the young hot ninja chick that has been heavily crushing over him, just so she can avoid the fates of these people. If that doesn't suck, I don't know what does.]]

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*** Ted in ''SuikodenI'' preceded everyone in the above trope. He acquires the [[{{Macguffin}} Soul Eater Rune]], is forced to runaway from the witch Windy for the next 300 years, gets his rune stolen from him [[SuikodenIV [[VideoGame/SuikodenIV 150 years after]] he fled from his village, and commands the Soul Eater to ''[[FateWorseThanDeath eat his soul]]'' just so that he won't [[BrainwashedAndCrazy accidentally command the soul to return the Rune back to him.]]
*** Tir [=McDohl=] from ''SuikodenI'', [=McDohl=], [[spoiler:son of TheEmpire's [[FourStarBadass greatest general]], forced to run for his life from the EvilSorceress trying to steal the MacGuffin from him. In the process, he was recruited into the LaResistance and eventually became its leader... AFTER said leader DIED in front of him AFTER she has expressed that she might've liked him a lot as a friend. As you lead the Resistance to victory, your BattleButler [[YouShallNotPass died trying to protect you]], then the defeated generals pull off a MyGodWhatHaveIDone after pretty much crossing the MoralEventHorizon while under MoreThanMindControl, so you don't pretty much have a choice but to [[DefeatMeansFriendship recruit them]]. Then you will have to [[DuelToTheDeath kill your own father]] to protect your castle, and then you have to see your [[TheLancer best friend]] suffer a FateWorseThanDeath. And if you haven't recruited all OneHundredAndEight Stars of Destiny, then your BattleButler would be KilledOffForReal. Regardless of the status of his BattleButler afterwards, [[OverlyLongGag it left him so shell-shocked that he didn't even want to be there when]] TheRepublic [[OverlyLongGag was inaugurated, because he doesn't want the Soul Eater to take any more lives]]. Oh, and he had to deliberately avoid the young hot ninja chick that has been heavily crushing over him, just so she can avoid the fates of these people. If that doesn't suck, I don't know what does.]]
29th Mar '17 2:08:45 PM spiderfreak1011
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* From ''VideoGame/Mother3'':
** Even with there technically being Two Chosen Ones here, still applies. While Lucas isn't necessarily name-dropped as the Chosen One, [[spoiler: the fact that he's the only person (besides the Masked Man) who can use PK Love and pull the 7 Needles to awaken the dragon as was prophesied hints at it. And the Magypsies flat out point out that fact too. As such, Lucas definitely fits this trope, given all the traumatizing things that happen to him as he goes on his journey.]] Same goes for [[spoiler: The Masked Man, AKA Claus, for the same reasoning as mentioned above, him being forced to become the Masked Man and commit atrocities in the name of Porky being the worst of it.]]
28th Mar '17 7:27:45 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheBible'': Let's see: Job is a literal CosmicPlaything, Abraham is asked to kill his own son, Moses never actually lives to see ThePromisedLand, and then there's Jesus... In fact one possible interpretation of Literature/TheBible is that the meaning of life is DiedHappilyEverAfter.

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* ''Literature/TheBible'': Let's see: Job is a literal CosmicPlaything, Abraham is asked to kill his own son, Moses never actually lives to see ThePromisedLand, and then there's Jesus...UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}... In fact one possible interpretation of Literature/TheBible is that the meaning of life is DiedHappilyEverAfter.



** The Virgin Mary has to watch [[{{Jesus}} her Son]] be humiliated and killed... and there's not a damned thing she can do about it.

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** The Virgin Mary has to watch [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} her Son]] be humiliated and killed... and there's not a damned thing she can do about it.
25th Mar '17 6:37:41 PM rubeusremus
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**Jon Snow suffers on the Wall, losing just about everything important to him over the course of the story, and Dany spends her first 13 years on the run with her abusive brother before being sold into marriage/slavery
23rd Mar '17 8:46:33 AM gothelittle
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** Nehemiah is particularly hysterical to read, because he ends practically every other chapter by pointing out to God that he's gone through a lot of angst to lead the rebuilding of Jerusalem and he'd better be getting a proper blessing for his trouble.
2nd Mar '17 12:28:58 PM BeerBaron
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** The Nerevarine in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' definitely gets the cosmic short end of the stick. While all of the Chosen Ones in ''The Elder Scrolls'' series have to endure many hardships to accomplish their goals, none of the others get infected with a horrible mutating disease as part of their divine mission (though the Nerevarine is able to eventually remove the negative aspects of it). It also sucks because ''everyone'' around the Nerevarine is trying to manipulate him/her: the Emperor, the Tribunal, Azura, Dagoth Ur, ''everyone''. And in the end, the Nerevarine [[spoiler:saves Tamriel from the threat of Dagoth Ur, but at the same time unintentionally sets in motion Morrowind's destruction.]] It's also mentioned that the Nerevarine apparently vanished in Akavir. The Nerevarine's story ends with him/her an immortal mutated freak, most of his/her accomplishments rendered utterly moot, and vanishing off the face of Tamriel.

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** The Nerevarine in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' definitely gets the cosmic short end of the stick. While all of the Chosen Ones in ''The Elder Scrolls'' series have to endure many hardships to accomplish their goals, none of the others get infected with a horrible mutating disease as part of their divine mission (though the Nerevarine is able to eventually remove the negative aspects of it). It also sucks because ''everyone'' around the Nerevarine is trying to manipulate him/her: the Emperor, the Tribunal, Azura, Dagoth Ur, ''everyone''. And in the end, the Nerevarine [[spoiler:saves Tamriel from the threat of Dagoth Ur, but at the same time [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unintentionally sets in motion Morrowind's destruction.destruction]].]] It's also In ''Oblivion'', it is mentioned that the Nerevarine apparently vanished in Akavir. took an expedition to Akavir, and hasn't been heard from since. The Nerevarine's story essentially ends with him/her an immortal mutated freak, the [[TheAgeless Ageless]] hero of a land that has been destroyed, [[HappyEndingOverride most of his/her accomplishments rendered utterly moot, moot]], and vanishing having vanished off the face of Tamriel.Tamriel entirely.
27th Feb '17 3:23:55 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* In ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'', Lloyd Montgomery Garmadon turns out to be the prophesied Green Ninja. This is great -- he possesses all the elemental powers of creation. The downside? He has to fight and defeat his dad (whom he loves and who loves him back), he has to grow up quickly (literally), and villains seek to steal his powers. And there are ''more'' reasons why his life sucks -- the others just aren't related to him being TheChosenOne.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', Lloyd Montgomery Garmadon turns out to be the prophesied Green Ninja. This is great -- he possesses all the elemental powers of creation. The downside? He has to fight and defeat his dad (whom he loves and who loves him back), he has to grow up quickly (literally), and villains seek to steal his powers. And there are ''more'' reasons why his life sucks -- the others just aren't related to him being TheChosenOne.
12th Feb '17 12:36:13 PM LadyNorbert
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** Being the Dragonborn in ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' means every major cosmic power either wants to kill you, use you, or both. Daedric Prince Hermaeus Mora is particularly interested in Dragonborn, and arranges events that eventually [[spoiler:force the Dragonborn to act as his new champion.]]

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** Being the Dragonborn in ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' means every major cosmic power either wants to kill you, use you, or both. Daedric Prince Hermaeus Mora is particularly interested in Dragonborn, and arranges events that eventually [[spoiler:force the Dragonborn to act as his new champion.]]



* ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'': Juniper is chosen as her generation's Te Xuan Ze: the magical protector of the barrier between the human and monster world. At first its a job she takes in stride even though she has to occasionally ditch her friends and keep it a secret from them. But then comes the real rub; she can't leave her hometown ''ever'' as there is a barrier keeping her from leaving. The only way out is for her successor to take the reigns. And as Juniper is still a child, it'll be awhile before that happens. Say the least, she doesn't take this discovery well.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' has a dragon assigned to protect every country. And our hero is, uh...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the American one.]] And it leads to getting chased by a dragon-crazy teacher, training taking most of his childhood, nearly getting killed multiple times, and [[spoiler: losing his Dragon-hunting girlfriend through a time change.]]

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* ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'': Juniper is chosen as her generation's Te Xuan Ze: the magical protector of the barrier between the human and monster world. At first its first, it's a job she takes in stride stride, even though she has to occasionally ditch her friends and keep it a secret from them. But then comes the real rub; she can't leave her hometown ''ever'' ''ever,'' as there is a barrier keeping her from leaving. The only way out is for her successor to take the reigns. reins. And as Juniper is still a child, it'll be awhile a while before that happens. Say To say the least, she doesn't take this discovery well.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' has a dragon assigned to protect every country. And our hero is, uh...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the American one.]] And it leads to getting chased by a dragon-crazy teacher, training taking most of his childhood, nearly getting killed multiple times, and [[spoiler: losing his Dragon-hunting dragon-hunting girlfriend through a time change.]]



* In Franchise/{{Ninjago}}, Lloyd Montgomery Garmadon turns out to be the prophesied Green Ninja. This is great -- he possesses all the elemental powers of creation. The downside? He has to fight and defeat his dad (whom he loves and who loves him back), he has to grow up quickly (literally), and villains seek to steal his powers. And there are ''more'' reasons why his life sucks -- the others just aren't related to him being TheChosenOne.

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* In Franchise/{{Ninjago}}, ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'', Lloyd Montgomery Garmadon turns out to be the prophesied Green Ninja. This is great -- he possesses all the elemental powers of creation. The downside? He has to fight and defeat his dad (whom he loves and who loves him back), he has to grow up quickly (literally), and villains seek to steal his powers. And there are ''more'' reasons why his life sucks -- the others just aren't related to him being TheChosenOne.
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