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30th Apr '16 9:00:12 PM Discar
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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Like the name says]], '''The Chooser of The One''' is the character who finds and chooses TheChosenOne. The Chooser can go about this a few different ways. They may possess a [[FateAndProphecyTropes book or prophecy]] that describes TheChosenOne, or a means of picking them out of a crowd, or they may be a prophet or seer of some kind who can [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling sense]] the One. Once found or selected, the chooser may take on the role of {{Mentor}} and start training them, tell them of their destiny, or simply deliver the CallToAdventure and hope they [[JumpedAtTheCall accept it.]]

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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Like the name says]], '''The The Chooser of The One''' One is the character who finds and chooses TheChosenOne. The Chooser can go about this a few different ways. They may possess a [[FateAndProphecyTropes book or prophecy]] that describes TheChosenOne, or a means of picking them out of a crowd, or they may be a prophet or seer of some kind who can [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling sense]] the One. Once found or selected, the chooser may take on the role of {{Mentor}} and start training them, tell them of their destiny, or simply deliver the CallToAdventure and hope they [[JumpedAtTheCall accept it.]]



** [[spoiler:After Harry is presumed dead and has taken the mantle of Winter Knight, serving as the personal hit man to Mab, Queen of Air and Darkness, and the two other Winter Queens, Karrin Murphy becomes the next Chooser as she holds onto the Swords for their protection. When Harry returns, she refuses to hand them over to him because of he is now the Winter Knight.]]

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** [[spoiler:After Harry is presumed dead and has taken the mantle of Winter Knight, serving as the personal hit man to Mab, Queen of Air and Darkness, and the two other Winter Queens, Karrin Murphy becomes the next Chooser as she holds onto the Swords for their protection. When Harry returns, she refuses to hand them over to him because of he is now the Winter Knight.]]


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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': The Stormfather, the unfathomably powerful entity that sends the [[HostileWeather highstorms]], is the one behind [[spoiler:Dalinar's visions]]. Honor, the creature called the Almighty, gave them to him and told them to send them when the time was right. Following the Almighty's [[spoiler:death at Odium's hands]], the Stormfather wanted nothing to do with any of it, but he kept his promise regardless, giving them to a variety of people, including [[spoiler:Gavilar Kholin, possibly Szeth-son-Neturo, and of course Dalinar]]. However, that was the exact minimum he was required to do, and he refused to help any further by speaking to the people involved or allowing his children, the honorspren, to return to humanity and [[BondCreatures make new bonds]]. Quite a few problems in the first two books arise because [[spoiler:the visions make very little sense to someone without the proper context--context which no one alive today has]].
30th Mar '16 9:07:53 PM SSJMagus
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** Jesus was not truly chosen by anyone other them himself, but there are still scenes that fit this motif arguably; The Magi presenting him gifts and his Baptism by John are often viewed this way, even though Jesus entirely initiated the latter.

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** Jesus was not truly chosen by anyone other them himself, himself (Jesus was chosen by God, but Jesus also ''is'' God), but there are still scenes that fit this motif arguably; The Magi presenting him gifts and his Baptism by John are often viewed this way, even though Jesus entirely initiated the latter.
21st Mar '16 4:55:36 PM Nentuaby
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* The [[SapientSteed Companions]] of the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' are the Choosers of [[TheChosenMany The Many]]. Each Companion sets out to find a Herald to [[BondCreatures bond to]] when the time is right ([[PubertySuperpower often around puberty]]), BecauseDestinySaysSo. Criteria include the potential for PsychicPowers and IncorruptiblePurePureness. Once the Herald is Chosen, the Companion acts as a mentor until the Herald is trained, and a partner ([[CoolHorse and mount]]) for the rest of both of their lives. The Companions also choose Valdemar's rulers, since only a member of the royal family who is also a Herald can be king or queen. Valdemar's southern neighbor, Rethwellen, also has a means of choosing a good ruler, a magical sword that glows and "sings" when the proper heir approaches it.

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* The [[SapientSteed Companions]] of the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' are the Choosers of [[TheChosenMany The Many]]. Each Companion sets out to find a Herald to [[BondCreatures bond to]] when the time is right ([[PubertySuperpower often around puberty]]), BecauseDestinySaysSo. Criteria include the potential for PsychicPowers and IncorruptiblePurePureness. Once the Herald is Chosen, the Companion acts as a mentor until the Herald is trained, and a partner ([[CoolHorse and mount]]) for the rest of both of their lives. The Companions also choose Valdemar's rulers, since only a member of the royal family who is also a Herald can be king or queen.
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Valdemar's southern neighbor, Rethwellen, also has a supernatural means of choosing a good ruler, a magical sword that glows and "sings" when the proper heir approaches it.it.
** Their other southern neighbor, Karse, quite abruptly gets in on the fun later in the series. Their very deity steps in to Choose the next ruler (after visiting His divine wrath on the corrupt former office-holder) and sends Firecats to guide certain heroic individuals in much the same way[[note]] Well, a very feline version of the same way.[[/note]] Companions guide their Heralds.
7th Jan '16 11:11:31 PM FordPrefect
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*** In [[WizardsFirstRule the original book]], it's explicitly stated that naming a Seeker is a question of recognising an existing character trait rather than bestowing power on someone - when political appointments have been attempted, they've ended... badly.

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*** In [[WizardsFirstRule [[Literature/SwordOfTruth the original book]], it's explicitly stated that naming a Seeker is a question of recognising an existing character trait rather than bestowing power on someone - when political appointments have been attempted, they've ended... badly.
7th Jan '16 8:10:46 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'' the Holy Beast is born when the world will soon face a great disaster. Once matured it seeks out the one destined to fight against the disaster and accompanies them.

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* In ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'' the Holy Beast is born when the world will soon face a great disaster. Once matured it seeks out the one destined to fight against the disaster and accompanies them. [[spoiler:Its choice is not set, as it chose Lara Greyrate in this timeline but a different individual in previous iterations where she did not exist]].
7th Jan '16 8:09:48 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'' the Holy Beast is born when the world will soon face a great disaster. Once matured it seeks out the one destined to fight against the disaster and accompanies them.
6th Nov '15 7:30:51 AM LusoEditor
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace'', Qui-Gon discovered and chose Anakin.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace'', Qui-Gon Jinn discovered and chose Anakin.Anakin Skywalker, the chosen one of an ancient Jedi prophecy.
15th Oct '15 4:20:26 PM Chaos009
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': A complicated and spoiler-iffic example. [[spoiler: The prophecy fortelling of the Chosen Undead specifies that s/he will ring the Bell(s) of Awakening... which are of course located [[TheQuest beyond a long string of obstacles]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Reading between the lines a bit]], the prophecy [[ProphecyTwist may actually be an elaborate testing method to find the strongest undead possible]] to [[BarrierMaiden Link The Fire]], a fact supported by the [[FromACertainPointOfView half-truths]] that [[UnreliableNarrator Frampt, Kaathe and Gwynevere convey]]. At the end, by [[{{Determinator}} fighting your way to the end]] and [[HeroicSacrifice Linking the Fire]], ''you yourself'' choose to be the Chosen Undead. [[AlternateEnding Or]] [[RefusalOfTheCall you]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere opt]] [[AmbiguousEnding out]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': A complicated and spoiler-iffic example. [[spoiler: The prophecy fortelling of the Chosen Undead specifies that s/he will ring the Bell(s) of Awakening... which are of course located [[TheQuest beyond a long string of obstacles]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Reading between the lines a bit]], the prophecy [[ProphecyTwist may actually be an elaborate testing method to find the strongest undead possible]] to [[BarrierMaiden Link The Fire]], a fact supported by the [[FromACertainPointOfView half-truths]] that [[UnreliableNarrator Frampt, Kaathe and Gwynevere convey]]. At the end, by [[{{Determinator}} fighting your way to the end]] and [[HeroicSacrifice Linking the Fire]], ''you yourself'' choose to be the Chosen Undead. [[AlternateEnding Or]] [[RefusalOfTheCall you]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere may opt]] [[AmbiguousEnding out]].]]
15th Oct '15 4:19:03 PM Chaos009
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': A complicated and spoiler-iffic example. [[spoiler: The prophecy fortelling of the Chosen Undead specifies that s/he will ring the Bell(s) of Awakening... which are of course located [[TheQuest beyond a long string of obstacles]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Reading between the lines a bit]], the prophecy [[ProphecyTwist may actually be an elaborate testing method to find the strongest undead possible]] to [[BarrierMaiden Link The Fire]], a fact supported by the [[FromACertainPointOfView half-truths]] that [[UnreliableNarrator Frampt, Kaathe and Gwynevere convey]]. At the end, by [[{{Determinator}} fighting your way to the end]] and [[HeroicSacrifice Linking the Fire]], ''you yourself'' choose to be the Chosen Undead. [[AlternateEnding Or]] [[RefusalOfTheCall you]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere opt]] [[AmbiguousEnding out]].]]
21st Aug '15 9:05:17 AM rmsgrey
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*** In [[WizardsFirstRule the original book]], it's explicitly stated that naming a Seeker is a question of recognising an existing character trait rather than bestowing power on someone - when political appointments have been attempted, they've ended... badly.
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