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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.)
8th Jul '17 2:28:57 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'': [[spoiler:Midoriya wasn't supposed to receive the One For All from All Might. Originally, when All Might started looking for a pupil, Nedzu suggested the third year Mirio Togata, who had an {{Intangibility}} quirk and is considered the closest to succeed All Might as number 1 hero, even among pros. However, before Mirio was even approached by All Might to talk about the subject, he met Midoriya and decided to give his quirk to him.]]
14th Jun '17 7:08:34 PM Trooper924
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* Sissi of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' gets a nasty one in "X.A.N.A. Awakens" pre-sequel. In that episode, was Sissi, not Yumi, who found the factory with the others. She even planned on entering the "game" later, but before she did XANA got loose for the first time, and Sissi tattled because this was getting too real. As a result, the whole group was nearly arrested, and the others unsurprisingly agreed to keep her in the dark [[spoiler: after returning to the past. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Sadly, Ulrich decides to be a jerk to Sissi about it even though she doesn't remember what her mistake was]], resulting in her becoming the group's AlphaBitch nemesis for a good long while.]]

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* Sissi of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' gets a nasty one in "X.A.N.A. Awakens" pre-sequel. In that episode, it was Sissi, not Yumi, who found the factory with the others. She even planned on entering the "game" later, but before she did XANA got loose for the first time, and Sissi tattled because this was getting too real. As a result, the whole group was nearly arrested, and the others unsurprisingly agreed to keep her in the dark [[spoiler: after returning to the past. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Sadly, Ulrich decides to be a jerk to Sissi about it even though she doesn't remember what her mistake was]], resulting in her becoming the group's AlphaBitch nemesis for a good long while.]]
2nd Jun '17 6:50:00 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/TalesOfWeddingRings'', Prince Marse was chosen to be the Ring King, but Hime instead chose Sato. On the plus side, Marse didn't want to be the Ring King and is happy that someone who genuinely loves and knows Hime has taken the role instead. On the negative side, it is later revealed that he made a promise to marry one of the Water Kingdom's princesses so giving up the title has caused him problems romantically and socially with his family, but he is still genuinely supportive and appreciative of Hime and Sato being wedded.
2nd Jun '17 11:12:27 AM Julia1984
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* Somehow, ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' plays this straight, lampshades it, then ''subverts'' it in the Wishology Trilogy. [[spoiler: Played straight at the end of Part 1, where Turbo Thunder is revealed to have been the one apparently chosen. This is lampshaded throughout most of part two, mostly by Timmy trying to send the bad guys after Turbo Thunder instead; then subverted near the end, when it turns out that Timmy really is the chosen one.]]

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* Somehow, ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' plays this straight, lampshades it, then ''subverts'' it in the Wishology Trilogy. [[spoiler: Played straight at the end of Part 1, One, where Turbo Thunder is revealed to have been the one apparently chosen. chosen but missed the call because he was asleep when the Darkness returned. This is lampshaded throughout most of part two, Part Two, mostly by Timmy trying to send the bad guys after Turbo Thunder instead; then instead. It's subverted near the end, end of Part Two, when it turns out that Timmy really is the chosen one.]]
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]].
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