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9th Dec '17 10:58:11 AM MasterN
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*** ''And'' [[spoiler: it turns out that the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Witches]] they were fighting this whole time? [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie They used to be magical girls just like them.]] Turns out that to accept a contract and become a magical girl, you're also ''damning'' yourself to become an EldritchAbomination and be killed by another girl later--there's no way around it, and it is ''inevitable'', unless you die in battle first. Thus, any magical girl killed in action and proclaimed missing is ''lucky.'']]

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*** ''And'' [[spoiler: it turns out that the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Witches]] they were fighting this whole time? [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie They used to be magical girls just like them.]] Turns out that to accept a contract and become a magical girl, you're also ''damning'' yourself to become an EldritchAbomination and be killed by another girl later--there's no way around it, and it is ''inevitable'', unless you die in battle first. Thus, any magical girl killed in action and proclaimed missing is ''lucky.'']]''lucky'' (in fact, itís implied [[MercyKill this is why the witches are killing them in the first place]]). And [[MentorMascot Kyubey]] ''[[TreacherousAdvisor knows]]'' this but has been keeping it from the girls it contracts.]]
22nd Nov '17 12:25:27 PM Calllack
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And sometimes your destiny isn't all that it's cracked up to be either. A MessianicArchetype must always remember that NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished. A hero may find himself with a WoundThatWillNotHeal, discover that his unique power has a ''terrible'' [[PowerAtAPrice price]] [[PowerIncontinence (Especially if he can't control it!)]], a SadisticChoice presented by the villains, or he may even be called upon [[HeroicSacrifice to make the ultimate sacrifice]]. Even if he survives, he may end up with [[BrokenAce serious mental issues relating to his work]]. The list goes on and on. Simply put, it ''sucks'' to be the Chosen One. Often presented as a deconstruction of the standard MessianicArchetype[=/=]ChosenOne tropes.

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And sometimes your destiny isn't all that it's cracked up to be either. A MessianicArchetype must always remember that NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished. A hero may find himself with a WoundThatWillNotHeal, discover that his unique power has a ''terrible'' [[PowerAtAPrice price]] [[PowerIncontinence (Especially (especially if he can't control it!)]], a SadisticChoice presented by the villains, or he may even be called upon [[HeroicSacrifice to make the ultimate sacrifice]]. Even if he survives, he may end up with [[BrokenAce serious mental issues relating to his work]]. The list goes on and on. Simply put, it ''sucks'' to be the Chosen One. Often presented as a deconstruction of the standard MessianicArchetype[=/=]ChosenOne tropes.
30th Oct '17 3:00:34 PM darkemyst
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He gets to be a wizard! Yay! Unfortunately for him, he doesn't get to be a ''normal'' wizard. As "the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord", the fight against Voldemort systematically gets him ostracized by his school and society, makes him face traumatic tasks pretty much every year, and [[spoiler: kills his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix godfather]], his [[ Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince grandfather-substitute]], one of his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows favorite teachers]], his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows future brother-in-law]], several of his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows classmates]] and his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows pet owl]]. Oh, and [[HeroicSacrifice himself]], almost.]]

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He gets to be a wizard! Yay! Unfortunately for him, he doesn't get to be a ''normal'' wizard. As "the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord", the fight against Voldemort systematically gets him ostracized by his school and society, makes him face traumatic tasks pretty much every year, and [[spoiler: kills his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix godfather]], his [[ Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince grandfather-substitute]], one of his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows favorite teachers]], his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows future brother-in-law]], several of his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows classmates]] and his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows pet owl]]. Oh, and [[HeroicSacrifice himself]], almost.]]
30th Oct '17 2:59:32 PM darkemyst
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He gets to be a wizard! Yay! Unfortunately for him, he doesn't get to be a ''normal'' wizard. As "the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord", the fight against Voldemort systematically gets him ostracized by his school and society, makes him face traumatic tasks pretty much every year, and [[spoiler: kills his godfather, his grandfather-substitute, one of his favorite teachers, his future brother-in-law, several of his classmates and his pet owl. Oh, and [[HeroicSacrifice himself]], almost.]]

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He gets to be a wizard! Yay! Unfortunately for him, he doesn't get to be a ''normal'' wizard. As "the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord", the fight against Voldemort systematically gets him ostracized by his school and society, makes him face traumatic tasks pretty much every year, and [[spoiler: kills his godfather, [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix godfather]], his grandfather-substitute, [[ Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince grandfather-substitute]], one of his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows favorite teachers, teachers]], his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows future brother-in-law, brother-in-law]], several of his classmates [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows classmates]] and his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows pet owl.owl]]. Oh, and [[HeroicSacrifice himself]], almost.]]
9th Oct '17 6:03:31 AM creader
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* Death Note has several examples.
** Yagami Light: He wasn't exactly chosen, it was pure luck. But according to Ohba Tsugumi, the creator, Light would have become a great detective and worked side-by-side with L himself on many cases had he not touched the Death Note. Fans even calculated that he would have lived a long life, to somewhere in his eighties. As it was, [[spoiler: he goes batshit insane, gets many people including his own father killed (and his sister became a vegetable, great job Light), and he dies in his early twenties.]] I think the moral is that if we all stumble across strange notebooks in the middle of the street, we back away slowly and run the fuck away. Oh, and don't look out the window during class. Pay attention to the teacher. Please.

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* Death Note has several examples.
''Manga/DeathNote'':
** Yagami Light: He wasn't exactly chosen, it was pure luck. But according to Ohba Tsugumi, the creator, Light would have become a great detective and worked side-by-side with L himself on many cases had he not touched the Death Note. Fans even calculated that he would have lived a long life, to somewhere in his eighties. As it was, [[spoiler: he goes batshit insane, gets many people including his own father killed (and his sister became a vegetable, great job Light), and he dies in his early twenties.]] I think the moral is that if we all stumble across strange notebooks in the middle of the street, we back away slowly and run the fuck away. Oh, and don't look out the window during class. Pay attention to the teacher. Please.



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2nd Oct '17 4:30:58 PM Lilith-Baskerville
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*Death Note has several examples.
** Yagami Light: He wasn't exactly chosen, it was pure luck. But according to Ohba Tsugumi, the creator, Light would have become a great detective and worked side-by-side with L himself on many cases had he not touched the Death Note. Fans even calculated that he would have lived a long life, to somewhere in his eighties. As it was, [[spoiler: he goes batshit insane, gets many people including his own father killed (and his sister became a vegetable, great job Light), and he dies in his early twenties.]] I think the moral is that if we all stumble across strange notebooks in the middle of the street, we back away slowly and run the fuck away. Oh, and don't look out the window during class. Pay attention to the teacher. Please.
** L qualifies as well. Thanks to his smarts, he's the only one able to threaten Light's killing spree during the first arc, and [[spoiler: ends up dead.]] Oops.
** All of the children at Wammy's. While the orphanage certainly seems like a better choice than some others, they are literally being raised and groomed to succeed a highly intelligent, enigmatic detective.
*** Near and Mello, L's [[spoiler: successors.]] They probably both suffered through the trials that Wammy's put them through to deem them worthy of succeeding the Century's Greatest Detective. Look how they turned out. Mello is [[spoiler: quite obviously not totally mentally stable, has a ''massive'' inferiority complex, and winds up dead.]] Near is [[spoiler: completely isolated from society with only his subordinates for company, unable to interact with and understand others (or at least having a lot of trouble with it), in part thanks to his upbringing. He ends up inheriting the mantle of L, and, as a result, having to shoulder the pressure of living up to the world's expectations.]]
17th Sep '17 8:33:29 AM zezudez
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So you're TheChosenOne. The MessianicArchetype. The one foretold by prophecy, that everyone has been waiting for. Secret knowledge and power awaits! The world will change, and it's all because of you, baby.

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So you're TheChosenOne. The MessianicArchetype. The one foretold by prophecy, prophecy that everyone has been waiting for. Secret knowledge and power awaits! The world will change, and it's all because of you, baby.



* ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange'' is the Sorcerer Supreme, and as such one of the single most powerful humans in existence. Unfortunately this pits him against many {{Eldritch Abomination}}s even ''more'' powerful than he is, and malevolent in the extreme.

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* ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange'' is the Sorcerer Supreme, and as such one of the single most powerful humans in existence. Unfortunately Unfortunately, this pits him against many {{Eldritch Abomination}}s even ''more'' powerful than he is, is and malevolent in the extreme.



* Takato from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' can ''strongly'' attest to this. At first he's happy in his role as the [=OmniTamer=], but soon comes to realise that [[spoiler: being the vessel of Chaos]] [[BlessedWithSuck comes at a terrible cost.]]
* In ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', Midori laments having to send Mai, Natsuki and Nao back in time to ensure that the greatest tragedies in their lives happen in order to avert a TemporalParadox without any help, understanding how difficult it is. She wonders why the fate of the world rests solely in the hands of the Himes, who are not the ideal people for the job, but later wonders if they were chosen ''because'' they were imperfect.

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* Takato from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' can ''strongly'' attest to this. At first first, he's happy in his role as the [=OmniTamer=], but soon comes to realise realize that [[spoiler: being the vessel of Chaos]] [[BlessedWithSuck comes at a terrible cost.]]
* In ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', Midori laments having to send Mai, Natsuki Natsuki, and Nao back in time to ensure that the greatest tragedies in their lives happen in order to avert a TemporalParadox without any help, understanding how difficult it is. She wonders why the fate of the world rests solely in the hands of the Himes, who are not the ideal people for the job, but later wonders if they were chosen ''because'' they were imperfect.



-->"And even now I wish that God had chose another\\

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-->"And even now I wish that God had chose chosen another\\
29th Aug '17 6:43:04 PM nombretomado
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* Duran from ''AgarestSenki''. To the point he's a cynical DeathSeeker and DeadpanSnarker. Avoids being {{Wangst}} because he doesn't advertise it to the world and he's already resigned to his fate.

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* Duran from ''AgarestSenki''.''VideoGame/AgarestSenki''. To the point he's a cynical DeathSeeker and DeadpanSnarker. Avoids being {{Wangst}} because he doesn't advertise it to the world and he's already resigned to his fate.
29th Jun '17 11:48:20 AM JoeMerl
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-->"And even now I wish that God had chose another\\
Serving as your foe on his behalf\\
Is the last thing that I wanted..."


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* ''Music/TheRiteOfSpring'' is a ballet where the female lead is simply called TheChosenOne. [[DownerEnding She has to dance to death]] as a HumanSacrifice.
15th Jun '17 7:02:08 PM Anddrix
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* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. If you're the priestess, sure everyone bows down to you, you get to make any wishes you want, and you have a harem of bishounen at your beck and call. But, you have to use your wishes for the good of others (not yourself, with the possible exception of a wish to get home safely). Everyone expects you to know what you're doing, when you don't. You can't have sex or even a relationship with any member of your bishie harem as long as you're the priestess (because SexIsEvil and will [[CaptainObvious destroy]] your VirginPower, and LoveMakesYouStupid, or at least distracted and biased.) And worst of all, you are a VirginSacrifice to be FedToTheBeast; the very god who grants your wishes [[AndIMustScream will devour your soul]] unless you can pass the SecretTestOfCharacter. Only the most GenreSavvy should even ''attempt'' this role!

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* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. If you're the priestess, sure everyone bows down to you, you get to make any wishes you want, and you have a harem of bishounen at your beck and call. But, you have to use your wishes for the good of others (not yourself, with the possible exception of a wish to get home safely). Everyone expects you to know what you're doing, when you don't. You can't have sex or even a relationship with any member of your bishie harem as long as you're the priestess (because SexIsEvil and will [[CaptainObvious destroy]] your VirginPower, and LoveMakesYouStupid, or at least distracted and biased.) And worst of all, you are a VirginSacrifice to be FedToTheBeast; the very god who grants your wishes [[AndIMustScream will devour your soul]] unless you can pass the SecretTestOfCharacter. Only the most GenreSavvy should even ''attempt'' this role!
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