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4th Jul '16 12:33:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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.
16th Feb '16 2:22:11 PM Adept
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* In GuildedAge, Payet Best fulfills almost all the requirements of a prophecy made by a mad woman in the town and is declared the "Epic Hero". The real Epic Hero (who fulfills the one requirement Payet missed) shows up after a few days, but the mad woman has a heart attack right after due to the strain of shouting "THE PROPHECY!" over and over.

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* In GuildedAge, ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'', Payet Best fulfills almost all the requirements of a prophecy made by a mad woman in the town and is declared the "Epic Hero". The real Epic Hero (who fulfills the one requirement Payet missed) shows up after a few days, but the mad woman has a heart attack right after due to the strain of shouting "THE PROPHECY!" over and over.
13th Jan '16 9:05:50 PM Premonition45
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See RefusedByTheCall for when you answer the call but end up being rejected.
7th Dec '15 10:29:55 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In Charles Phipps's ''Literature/RulesOfSuperVillainy'', Merciless receives the cloak of the Nightwalker in the mail and goes on a crime spree. He later learns that the cloak was intended for [[spoiler:his wife]].

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* In Charles Phipps's ''Literature/RulesOfSuperVillainy'', ''Literature/TheRulesOfSupervillainy'', Merciless receives the cloak of the Nightwalker in the mail and goes on a crime spree. He later learns that the cloak was intended for [[spoiler:his wife]].
7th Dec '15 10:29:23 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In Charles Phipps's ''Literature/RulesOfSuperVillainy'', Merciless receives the cloak of the Nightwalker in the mail and goes on a crime spree. He later learns that the cloak was intended for [[spoiler:his wife]].
3rd Dec '15 8:53:04 AM FF32
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* Harrison the Shark of ''{{Nedroid}}'' constantly pines away to be swept up in some big heroic adventure like Beartato and Reginald often are. He's offered several chances practically on a silver platter, but turns his nose up at all of them until recently. Then he comes across Beartato[[note]]Well, actually just a Beartato {{doppelganger}}[[/note]] and Reginald, who ''fell'' into the same thing he was chosen to do.

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* Harrison the Shark of ''{{Nedroid}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Nedroid}}'' constantly pines away to be swept up in some big heroic adventure like Beartato and Reginald often are. He's offered several chances practically on a silver platter, but turns his nose up at all of them until recently. Then he comes across Beartato[[note]]Well, actually just a Beartato {{doppelganger}}[[/note]] and Reginald, who ''fell'' into the same thing he was chosen to do.
2nd Dec '15 7:51:32 PM FF32
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* ''CaptainSNES'' suggests that Ryan was originally supposed to be the Game Master, but Alex ([[http://www.captainsnes.com/?date=20021226 "Second best Captain SNES"]]) ended up filling the role instead. The reasons why are not entirely clear, but it's fairly clear that the certified perfectly ordinary cat was somehow involved.

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* ''CaptainSNES'' ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'' suggests that Ryan was originally supposed to be the Game Master, but Alex ([[http://www.captainsnes.com/?date=20021226 "Second best Captain SNES"]]) ended up filling the role instead. The reasons why are not entirely clear, but it's fairly clear that the certified perfectly ordinary cat was somehow involved.
22nd Nov '15 10:44:49 PM DragonQuestZ
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Caution: there ''will'' be a problem if the "real" chosen one discovers they Missed The Call. See also IJustWantToBeSpecial.

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Caution: there ''will'' be a problem if the "real" chosen one discovers they Missed The Call. See also IJustWantToBeSpecial.Call.

Compare IJustWantToBeSpecial, TheChosenWannabe.

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