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22nd May '17 8:23:39 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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*** It was later revealed that the ring chose Clark Kent first, but the Guardians of Oa ordered it to ignore him. They really, really hate Kryptonians, and now, generally act like {{Jerkass}}es to {{Superman}}.
** Ironically, Kyle Rayner is widely considered the greatest Green Lantern BECAUSE he was chosen at random. Hal and Stewart were both military men (With Gardner a former cop in the new 52 and raised in a rough home prior to), so both were naturally capable of not being afraid, (thus not making them prepared when they are overcome by it.). Contrast to Kyle,who as an artist, is subject to he worry and fear of his work coming under scrutiny and criticism. As such, he accepts his fear and understands terror and started the trend of having Green Lanterns overcome their fear rather simply not being afraid.

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*** It was later revealed that the ring chose Clark Kent first, but the Guardians of Oa ordered it to ignore him. They [[FantasticRacism really, really hate Kryptonians, Kryptonians]], and now, generally act like {{Jerkass}}es to {{Superman}}.
** Ironically, Kyle Rayner is widely considered the greatest Green Lantern BECAUSE he was chosen at random. Hal and Stewart were both military men (With (with Gardner a former cop in the new 52 and raised in a rough home prior to), so both were naturally capable of not being afraid, (thus not making them prepared unprepared when they are overcome by it.). it). Contrast to Kyle,who Kyle, who as an artist, is subject to he worry and fear of his work coming under scrutiny and criticism. As such, he accepts his fear and understands terror and started the trend of having Green Lanterns overcome their fear rather simply not being afraid.



* In the future setting of ''{{ComicBook/Fray}}'', the demons that plague the buffyverse were largely evicted years ago, leading to the weakening of the slayer lineage. Cue the return of the vampires, and the calling of Mekala Fray who has the strength, agility and speed of a Slayer but none of the dreams and memories of those who came before her. [[spoiler: Turns out it had all gone to her twin brother, Harth, who was turned and became the BigBad.]]

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* In the future setting of ''{{ComicBook/Fray}}'', the demons that plague the buffyverse Franchise/{{Buffyverse}} were largely evicted years ago, leading to the weakening of the slayer lineage. Cue the return of the vampires, and the calling of Mekala Fray who has the strength, agility and speed of a Slayer but none of the dreams and memories of those who came before her. [[spoiler: Turns out it had all gone to her twin brother, Harth, who was turned and became the BigBad.]]
6th Apr '17 10:04:07 PM nombretomado
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* In the BW arc of ''PokemonSpecial'', the call wasn't missed; it ''broke''. Bianca and Cheren were chosen to be Dex Holders (which is a pretty big deal in this series), but unfortunately their Pokedexes were dropped into a puddle and short-circuited. Meanwhile, Black (who was also chosen) kind of ran off with the last Dex without seeing what happened to the other two. At least Bianca and Cheren still got their starters...

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* In the BW arc of ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', the call wasn't missed; it ''broke''. Bianca and Cheren were chosen to be Dex Holders (which is a pretty big deal in this series), but unfortunately their Pokedexes were dropped into a puddle and short-circuited. Meanwhile, Black (who was also chosen) kind of ran off with the last Dex without seeing what happened to the other two. At least Bianca and Cheren still got their starters...
17th Dec '16 12:31:23 PM nombretomado
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* A minor one from [[CodeGeass Code Geass]]: right at the beginning of season 1, when the Britannian forces are purging the Shinjuku ghetto, we see everyone's favorite [[EnsembleDarkhorse Ensemble Darkhorse]] Jeremiah Gottwald verbally ignore an order to return to the staging area, where a certain [[SuperPrototype Super Prototype]] knightmare frame, the one and only Lancelot, was waiting for a pilot. Later, with the original choice of pilot a no-show, Suzaku Kururugi gets to [[JumpedAtTheCall answer the call]] instead. Given how everything worked out for the two of them, one has to wonder [[WhatCouldHaveBeen what could've been]].

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* A minor one from [[CodeGeass Code Geass]]: ''Anime/CodeGeass'': right at the beginning of season 1, when the Britannian forces are purging the Shinjuku ghetto, we see everyone's favorite [[EnsembleDarkhorse Ensemble Darkhorse]] Jeremiah Gottwald verbally ignore an order to return to the staging area, where a certain [[SuperPrototype Super Prototype]] knightmare frame, the one and only Lancelot, was waiting for a pilot. Later, with the original choice of pilot a no-show, Suzaku Kururugi gets to [[JumpedAtTheCall answer the call]] instead. Given how everything worked out for the two of them, one has to wonder [[WhatCouldHaveBeen what could've been]].
19th Nov '16 4:14:20 PM Eievie
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What? TheHero was actually just an InnocentBystander [[RightManInTheWrongPlace in the "wrong" place at the "wrong" time]]? The ''real'' chosen one Missed The Call? Those who JumpedAtTheCall suddenly feel jealous and cheated, robbed of their right to [[InHarmsWay enjoy the adventure]]. Those who [[IJustWantToBeNormal just want to be normal]] feel even more cheated -- What do you mean I never actually ''had'' to give up [[HomeSweetHome my normal, happy life]] for this?! And those who personally learned that TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive . . . [[BigNo What the hell, Destiny!?]] Gimme back my DoomedHometown!

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What? TheHero was actually just an InnocentBystander [[RightManInTheWrongPlace in the "wrong" place at the "wrong" time]]? The ''real'' chosen one Missed The Call? Those who JumpedAtTheCall suddenly feel jealous and cheated, robbed of their right to [[InHarmsWay enjoy the adventure]]. Those who [[IJustWantToBeNormal just want to be normal]] feel even more cheated -- What do you mean I never actually ''had'' to give up [[HomeSweetHome my normal, happy life]] for this?! And those who personally learned that TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive . . . TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive… [[BigNo What the hell, Destiny!?]] Gimme back my DoomedHometown!
5th Nov '16 12:00:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ImAMarvelAndImADC'', Lex Luthor attempts to bring a hero to a [[spoiler:post-apocalyptic future in order to prevent it from happening]]. He was aiming for {{Superman}}, but instead, he got [[spoiler: {{Deadpool}} and the Green Goblin]].

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* In ''ImAMarvelAndImADC'', ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', Lex Luthor attempts to bring a hero to a [[spoiler:post-apocalyptic future in order to prevent it from happening]]. He was aiming for {{Superman}}, but instead, he got [[spoiler: {{Deadpool}} and the Green Goblin]].
30th Oct '16 11:40:54 AM Anddrix
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* In the 2010 Film/AliceInWonderland movie has Absalom declare Alice to be "not hardly" the Alice they're looking for. [[spoiler: Later, Absalom tells Alice that ''at the time'', she was "not hardly" Alice; by the time they meet again, she's "almost" become Alice.]]

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* In the 2010 Film/AliceInWonderland ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' movie has Absalom declare Alice to be "not hardly" the Alice they're looking for. [[spoiler: Later, Absalom tells Alice that ''at the time'', she was "not hardly" Alice; by the time they meet again, she's "almost" become Alice.]]
11th Sep '16 9:48:57 PM PaulA
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* In OrsonScottCard's ''Homecoming'' series, younger brother Nafai outright asks The Oversoul whether he was the first choice to receive the Cloak of the Starmaster. The Oversoul admits that Nafai's elder brother Elemak was the first and natural choice, but he was also an incurably bullying JerkAss. So The Oversoul went with Plan B, rather than risk Elemak simply refusing to get with the program. Nafai ''assumes'' he was plan B, but the Oversoul tells him "Elemak is far more crippled than [[GeniusCripple Issib]]." If Elemak wasn't an arrogant Jerkass, he probably would've been plan A--but he was, so he wasn't.
4th Jul '16 12:33:41 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Film]]
* Nearly happens to Brian in ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', when the wise men come to the wrong stable. Luckily, they realise the Messiah they were looking for is just down the road. Though they have to get their gifts back.
* Subverted in Film/TheMatrix. Neo asks the Oracle if he is the one, and she replies "Sorry, kid, [[spoiler:maybe [[{{Foreshadowing}} in your next life]]." After Morpheus gets nabbed by the Agents, Neo says ScrewDestiny and goes to confront the agents and free Morpheus even knowing he's not [[TheChosenOne The One]]. The reveal is that he just needed to decide he was The One to become The One.]]
* In the 2010 Film/AliceInWonderland movie has Absalom declare Alice to be "not hardly" the Alice they're looking for. [[spoiler: Later, Absalom tells Alice that ''at the time'', she was "not hardly" Alice; by the time they meet again, she's "almost" become Alice.]]
** [[spoiler: One interpretation of his statements, that all the other characters miss, is that she is not the Alice shown on the scroll because it is not yet the Frabjous Day.]]

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\n[[folder:Film]]\n* Nearly happens to Brian in ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', when the wise men come to the wrong stable. Luckily, they realise the Messiah they were looking for is just down the road. Though they have to get their gifts back.\n* Subverted in Film/TheMatrix. Neo asks the Oracle if he is the one, and she replies "Sorry, kid, [[spoiler:maybe [[{{Foreshadowing}} in your next life]]." After Morpheus gets nabbed by the Agents, Neo says ScrewDestiny and goes to confront the agents and free Morpheus even knowing he's not [[TheChosenOne The One]]. The reveal is that he just needed to decide he was The One to become The One.]]\n* In the 2010 Film/AliceInWonderland movie has Absalom declare Alice to be "not hardly" the Alice they're looking for. [[spoiler: Later, Absalom tells Alice that ''at the time'', she was "not hardly" Alice; by the time they meet again, she's "almost" become Alice.]]\n** [[spoiler: One interpretation of his statements, that all the other characters miss, is that she is not the Alice shown on the scroll because it is not yet the Frabjous Day.]][[folder:Films -- Animated]]



* ''Film/CatsAndDogs'': The BigBad manages to abduct Buddy, the dog agent posing as the Brody family's pet (he's fine). The dogs need a new agent in place immediately, and when Mrs. Brody goes to a farm to find a new puppy, Dog Intelligence has replaced the existing litter with handpicked new recruits. However, Lou's quest for adventure kept him away from the switchout, and he ends up being picked over the recruits.


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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Nearly happens to Brian in ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', when the wise men come to the wrong stable. Luckily, they realise the Messiah they were looking for is just down the road. Though they have to get their gifts back.
* Subverted in Film/TheMatrix. Neo asks the Oracle if he is the one, and she replies "Sorry, kid, [[spoiler:maybe [[{{Foreshadowing}} in your next life]]." After Morpheus gets nabbed by the Agents, Neo says ScrewDestiny and goes to confront the agents and free Morpheus even knowing he's not [[TheChosenOne The One]]. The reveal is that he just needed to decide he was The One to become The One.]]
* In the 2010 Film/AliceInWonderland movie has Absalom declare Alice to be "not hardly" the Alice they're looking for. [[spoiler: Later, Absalom tells Alice that ''at the time'', she was "not hardly" Alice; by the time they meet again, she's "almost" become Alice.]]
** [[spoiler: One interpretation of his statements, that all the other characters miss, is that she is not the Alice shown on the scroll because it is not yet the Frabjous Day.]]
* ''Film/CatsAndDogs'': The BigBad manages to abduct Buddy, the dog agent posing as the Brody family's pet (he's fine). The dogs need a new agent in place immediately, and when Mrs. Brody goes to a farm to find a new puppy, Dog Intelligence has replaced the existing litter with handpicked new recruits. However, Lou's quest for adventure kept him away from the switchout, and he ends up being picked over the recruits.
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4th Jul '16 12:32:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in Film/TheMatrix. Neo asks the Oracle if he is the one, and she replies "Sorry, kid, [[spoiler:maybe [[{{Foreshadowing}} in your next life]]." After [[TheObiWan Morpheus]] gets nabbed by the Agents, Neo says ScrewDestiny and goes to confront the agents and free Morpheus even knowing he's not [[TheChosenOne The One]]. The reveal is that he just needed to decide he was The One to become The One.]]

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* Subverted in Film/TheMatrix. Neo asks the Oracle if he is the one, and she replies "Sorry, kid, [[spoiler:maybe [[{{Foreshadowing}} in your next life]]." After [[TheObiWan Morpheus]] Morpheus gets nabbed by the Agents, Neo says ScrewDestiny and goes to confront the agents and free Morpheus even knowing he's not [[TheChosenOne The One]]. The reveal is that he just needed to decide he was The One to become The One.]]
1st Jul '16 11:05:43 PM nombretomado
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* During the Metru Nui storyline of ''{{Bionicle}}'', the Toa Metru learned that they only became Toa because the BigBad Makuta interfered with the Call, directing it away from the intended recipients. Ultimately subverted, as it was a KansasCityShuffle by the HeroSecretService: Makuta was going to make dang sure ''someone'' Missed The Call, so fake targets were set up to be passed over in favor of the ''real'' heroes.

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* During the Metru Nui storyline of ''{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', the Toa Metru learned that they only became Toa because the BigBad Makuta interfered with the Call, directing it away from the intended recipients. Ultimately subverted, as it was a KansasCityShuffle by the HeroSecretService: Makuta was going to make dang sure ''someone'' Missed The Call, so fake targets were set up to be passed over in favor of the ''real'' heroes.
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