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17th Feb '18 8:12:17 AM Calllack
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** 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 making them unprepared 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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** 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 making them unprepared 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 than simply not being afraid.
6th Feb '18 7:51:25 AM Rytex
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** The second game subverts this by saying there is no 'The' Keyblade, instead anyone with the right qualifications can have a Keyblade. No fewer than nine Keyblade users have been shown (Sora, Riku, Mickey Mouse, Roxas, Xion, [[spoiler: Kairi, Terra, Ven, and Aqua]]).
*** Well, [[spoiler: Roxas is Sora]], so technically eight.
*** [[spoiler: As is Xion.]] 7. [[LuckySeven Hey wait a minute...]]
*** [[spoiler: There is also Eraqus, Yensid, and Xehanort before he lost his memories as well as well as whole armies of Keyblade wielders in the past. It's also mentioned that there are many more currently active Keyblade users that are scattered throughout the realms as well.]]
*** Not to mention [[spoiler: Lea (Axel's Somebody) reveals that he is able to use a keyblade at the end of Dream Drop Distance.]]

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** The Following the second game subverts this by saying game, there is was no 'The' longer THE Keyblade, instead anyone with but rather, MANY Keyblades. By the right qualifications can have time ''Dream Drop Distance'' happened, we had seen a Keyblade. No fewer than nine grand total of 14 Keyblade users have been shown (Sora, wielders. Sora, Riku, Mickey Mouse, Roxas, Xion, [[spoiler: Kairi, Yen Sid, Mickey, Terra, Ven, and Aqua]]).
*** Well, [[spoiler: Roxas is Sora]], so technically eight.
*** [[spoiler: As is Xion.]] 7. [[LuckySeven Hey wait a minute...]]
*** [[spoiler: There is also
Aqua, Ventus, Eraqus, Yensid, Master Xehanort, Vanitas, [[spoiler:Kairi, and Xehanort before he lost his memories as well as well as whole armies of Keyblade wielders in the past. It's also mentioned that there are many more currently active Keyblade users that are scattered throughout the realms as well.]]
*** Not to mention [[spoiler:
Lea (Axel's Somebody) reveals Other)]], and that he is able to use a keyblade at the end Call is not as easily missed as Riku's actions would have you think. When ''Kingdom Hearts X'' came out to show the prelude to the Keyblade War, we found out that the number of Dream Drop Distance.]]Keyblade Masters (and thus, Keyblades) was nigh-uncountable due to the fact that Keyblades were once gifted to talented wielders en masse.
31st Dec '17 3:36:20 AM jormis29
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* The premise of the comic book ''MajorBummer'': the ImportedAlienPhlebotinum that gave uber-slacker Lou Martin his powers was intended for uber-samaritan Martin Louis, but the alien who left it on Lou's doorstep didn't realize that the phone book prints last names first. Since the phlebotinum can't be removed without a fatal surgical procedure, Lou's stuck with his powers, but for the entire length of the series, he tries his hardest to maintain his slacker lifestyle. Unfortunately, the [[WeirdnessMagnet plot keeps finding him]].

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* The premise of the comic book ''MajorBummer'': ''ComicBook/MajorBummer'': the ImportedAlienPhlebotinum that gave uber-slacker Lou Martin his powers was intended for uber-samaritan Martin Louis, but the alien who left it on Lou's doorstep didn't realize that the phone book prints last names first. Since the phlebotinum can't be removed without a fatal surgical procedure, Lou's stuck with his powers, but for the entire length of the series, he tries his hardest to maintain his slacker lifestyle. Unfortunately, the [[WeirdnessMagnet plot keeps finding him]].
25th Dec '17 6:04:23 AM Horn
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Either way, their feelings are irrelevant. Destiny may not have planned it this way originally, but it did ultimately choose ''them'', and the Hero who started this adventure will be the Hero to see it through. They'll either be all the more [[{{Wangst}} angsty]] about it, or [[TheUnchosenOne they'll triple their efforts to prove themself worthy of The Call]].

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Either way, their feelings are irrelevant. Destiny may not have planned it this way originally, but it did ultimately choose ''them'', and the Hero who started this adventure will be the Hero to see it through. They'll either be all the more [[{{Wangst}} angsty]] about it, or [[TheUnchosenOne they'll triple their efforts to prove themself themselves worthy of The Call]].



* In ''Anime/JubeiChan'', UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei passed on his power in the form of a [[EyepatchOfPower "Lovely Eyepatch"]], eventually going to a girl hundreds of years in the future because he believed his heir had died in Russia. Actually, she didn't. She was just [[HumanPopsicle frozen in an iceberg]]. By an amazing coincidence, she dethaws in the same time period Jiyu receives the Eyepatch and is furious she didn't get it.

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* In ''Anime/JubeiChan'', UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei passed on his power in the form of a [[EyepatchOfPower "Lovely Eyepatch"]], eventually going to a girl hundreds of years in the future because he believed his heir had died in Russia. Actually, she didn't. She was just [[HumanPopsicle frozen in an iceberg]]. By an amazing coincidence, she dethaws thaws in the same time period Jiyu receives the Eyepatch and is furious she didn't get it.



** Hikari also missed the call at the start of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' due to being sick. Coincidentially, her partner was in the hands of a BigBad by then, having been lost as an egg and taken in by Myotismon... which raises the question of what would've happened had Hikari not missed the call and gone to the Digital World anyway.

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** Hikari also missed the call at the start of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' due to being sick. Coincidentially, Coincidentally, her partner was in the hands of a BigBad by then, having been lost as an egg and taken in by Myotismon... which raises the question of what would've happened had Hikari not missed the call and gone to the Digital World anyway.



* 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.

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* Nearly happens to Brian in ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', when the wise men come to the wrong stable. Luckily, they realise realize the Messiah they were looking for is just down the road. Though they have to get their gifts back.



* In ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'', King Arthur seems to be TheChosenOne: he is the only one who can pull Excalibur out of the stone, and [[FlamingSword Excalibur]] only glows when Arhur wields it. But it is later revealed that Excalibur glows even brighter when Percival wields it, and [[spoiler:Lancelot]] was the first choice of the Gods. When Arthur puts back Excalibur into the stone so that everybody can try to become the new king, they both don't try. Perceval refuses to try it because he is loyal to Arthur, and Lancelot is hiding in a remote location.

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* In ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'', King Arthur seems to be TheChosenOne: he is the only one who can pull Excalibur out of the stone, and [[FlamingSword Excalibur]] only glows when Arhur Arthur wields it. But it is later revealed that Excalibur glows even brighter when Percival wields it, and [[spoiler:Lancelot]] was the first choice of the Gods. When Arthur puts back Excalibur into the stone so that everybody can try to become the new king, they both don't try. Perceval refuses to try it because he is loyal to Arthur, and Lancelot is hiding in a remote location.



*** [[spoiler: There is also Eraqus, Yensid, and Xehanort before he lost his memories as well as well as whole armies of Keyblade wielders in the past. It's also mentioned that there are many more currently active keyblade users that are scattered throughout the realms as well.]]

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*** [[spoiler: There is also Eraqus, Yensid, and Xehanort before he lost his memories as well as well as whole armies of Keyblade wielders in the past. It's also mentioned that there are many more currently active keyblade Keyblade users that are scattered throughout the realms as well.]]



* Roger Wilco from ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' seems to qualify, according to the ''Companion''. Captain Quirk was intending accomplish every single heroic task that Roger achieved himself since Space Quest 1, and now hates him for it. Near the end of Space Quest 5, he still fails and turns into the game's BigBad

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* Roger Wilco from ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' seems to qualify, according to the ''Companion''. Captain Quirk was intending accomplish every single heroic task that Roger achieved himself since Space Quest 1, and now hates him for it. Near the end of Space Quest 5, he still fails and turns into the game's BigBadBigBad.



* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Payet 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 fulfils 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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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Payet 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 fulfils 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.
19th Dec '17 11:14:25 PM Xtifr
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* In Holly Lisle's ''Minerva Wakes'', Minerva and her husband were sold wedding rings that were supposed to wake their innate magical abilities and turn them into magical guardians who stand against the [[BigBad Unweaver]]. When this is finally explained to her, Minerva is startled but ready to step up and meet her destiny; she's less than thrilled when it is further explained that the people who were ''supposed'' to get the rings showed up half an hour later.

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* In Holly Lisle's Creator/HollyLisle's ''Minerva Wakes'', Minerva and her husband were sold wedding rings that were supposed to wake their innate magical abilities and turn them into magical guardians who stand against the [[BigBad Unweaver]]. When this is finally explained to her, Minerva is startled but ready to step up and meet her destiny; she's less than thrilled when it is further explained that the people who were ''supposed'' to get the rings showed up half an hour later.
2nd Dec '17 11:36:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Comicbook/{{X-Men}} has a villain version: It was revealed that Charles Xavier, not Cain Marko, was actually intended to get the Ruby of Cyttorak and become the Juggernaut, but as luck would have it, Cain was really, really ''good'' at being Juggie in the end, so the demon Cyttorak didn't make a fuss... until Jug's HeelFaceTurn.

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* Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Comicbook/XMen has a villain version: It was revealed that Charles Xavier, not Cain Marko, was actually intended to get the Ruby of Cyttorak and become the Juggernaut, but as luck would have it, Cain was really, really ''good'' at being Juggie in the end, so the demon Cyttorak didn't make a fuss... until Jug's HeelFaceTurn.
3rd Nov '17 9:32:53 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', at the beginning of the story, [[PhysicalGod Arceus]] decides not to tell Ash that he chose him to save the world because he couldn't save Cynthia and Lance before the reality collapsed in itself.
25th Sep '17 8:38:43 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Payet 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 fulfils 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.
27th Aug '17 3:45:48 AM Doug86
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* SirAproposOfNothing, of the series of the same name, collects a lot of missed calls. He's not at all happy about it.

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* SirAproposOfNothing, Literature/SirAproposOfNothing, of the series of the same name, collects a lot of missed calls. He's not at all happy about it.
27th Jul '17 5:00:10 PM nombretomado
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* As revealed in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', JesuOtaku missed her chance to be one of the WebVideo/SuburbanKnights because she doesn't check her mail often. (The cast of ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' were all lured into the quest with the promise of a free car, and JesuOtaku is introduced in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' by coming to claim said car.)

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* As revealed in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', JesuOtaku WebVideo/JesuOtaku missed her his chance to be one of the WebVideo/SuburbanKnights because she he doesn't check her his mail often. (The cast of ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' were all lured into the quest with the promise of a free car, and JesuOtaku [=JesuOtaku=] is introduced in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' by coming to claim said car.)
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