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14th Jun '17 12:20:06 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Exalted}}'': If you're an Exalt and is not a Dragon-blooded, then someone in Heaven, Hell, or Underworld is vouching for you. In case of being a Sidereal, one of the Five Maiden chose you ''before'' you were born, unless your exaltation is some kind of freak accident.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': If you're an Exalt and is not a Dragon-blooded, then someone in Heaven, Hell, or Underworld is vouching for you. In case of being a Sidereal, one of the Five Maiden chose you ''before'' you were born, unless your exaltation is some kind of freak accident.
2nd Jun '17 11:06:05 AM Julia1984
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Wishology}}'' shows the Ancient Fairy Council holding auditions (on a stage and everything) for "the Chosen One" whom they would appoint to unite and wield the three wands needed to defeat "the Darkness," should it ever return. They chose a warrior named Turbo Thunder from a planet of people with superpowers who wanted the job so he could get revenge on the Darkness for destroying his planet. Unfortunately, after waiting thousands of years, [[MissedTheCall he fell asleep when the Darkness finally returned]]. In the meantime, Jorgen von Strangle deduced from the prophecy's description that Timmy Turner must be the Chosen One and gave him the job.
24th Apr '17 9:05:24 AM Jgamer
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}, [[spoiler: the GreaterScopeVillain, Izanami, was responsible for giving the Protagonist, Namatame and Adachi the ability to enter the [=TV=] World, so that she could determine what sort of world humanity wanted. Since, Adachi was the most active prolific, she believes that what they want is [[AssimilationPlot oblivion]].]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}} has two examples:
*** [[spoiler: Yaldabaoth was the one who gave the Protagonist and Goro the ability access the Metaverse, allowing them to create the Phantom Thieves of Hearts and Shido's Conspiracy, and pits them against each other as part of a twisted "game" to determine whether or not he should remake the world. However, Yaldabaoth intentionally [[FixingTheGame rigs the game]] so that he can enslave humanity himself.]]
*** [[spoiler: Morgana, meanwhile, was created by [[BigGood Igor]] to gather "Tricksters", and guide them in his place, so that they can stop Yaldabaoth.]]
10th Apr '17 10:48:40 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', this is '''you''', being sent to find Martin, who is [[TheChosenOne the last remaining heir to the throne]]. Since you arrive at kind of a bad moment, i.e., during an attempt to assassinate Martin, you don't have time to give him much more explanation than "You're the Emperor's son, let's get out of here!" until later.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Azura is this, as well as a sort of BigGood. Back WhenItAllBegan, following [[PlotTriggeringDeath the death]] of her champion Nerevar and the defiance of his advisors, [[DeityOfHumanOrigin the Tribunal]], she declared the Nerevarine Prophesy which states that Nerevar's {{reincarnation}} will one day come to throw down the "[[PhysicalGod false gods]]" of the Tribunal. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the Nerevarine isn't so much of [[TheChosenOne A Chosen One]]. Rather, [[MultipleChoiceChosen anyone who meets the criteria]] of being the Nerevarine (as she set forth in the prophesy) can ''become'' the Nerevarine. At one point during the main quest, you get to meet the spirits of several of these "failed incarnates"]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'',
this is '''you''', being sent to find Martin, who is [[TheChosenOne the last remaining heir to the throne]]. Since you arrive at kind of a bad moment, i.e., during an attempt to assassinate Martin, you don't have time to give him much more explanation than "You're the Emperor's son, let's get out of here!" until later.
9th Apr '17 4:40:53 PM HiroProtagonest
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** Frankly, it doesn't matter who the professors choose; the Dexes will end up in the hands of exceptional trainers.
27th Mar '17 7:47:36 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Gwonam in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Link: Faces Of Evil]]''
-->'''Gwonam:''' It is written: "Only Link can defeat Ganon."
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* Gwonam in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Link: Faces Of Evil]]''
-->'''Gwonam:''' It is written: "Only Link can defeat Ganon."
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* Gwonam in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Link: Faces Of Evil]]'':
-->'''Gwonam:''' It is written: "Only Link can defeat Ganon."
27th Feb '17 7:09:10 AM LadyNorbert
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* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' has Buzz Buzz who came from [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 10 years in the future]], and he chooses Ness as the ChosenOne.

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* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' has Buzz Buzz who came come from [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 10 years in the future]], and he chooses future]] to declare Ness as the ChosenOne.TheChosenOne.



* Duncan in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' who in each origin arrives seeking new recruits for the Grey Wardens, ultimately choosing The Warden.
** The Warden can become this if they decide to put [[spoiler: Alistair]] on the throne during the Landsmeet.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Flemeth serves as a villainous example of this, saving Hawke from the Darkspawn in exchange for delivering a [[SoulJar trinklet]] for her. It's heavily implied that it was no coincidence that she stumbled upon them and she's aware of Hawke's destiny. She's also the only reason the Warden and Alistair survived the Battle of Ostagar back in the first game, making her responsible for ''both'' main heroes thus far.

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* Duncan ** ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** Duncan,
in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' who ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins,'' arrives in each origin arrives seeking new recruits for the Grey Wardens, ultimately choosing The Warden.
** *** Morrigan's mother Flemeth does this, being the only reason the Warden and Alistair survive the Battle of Ostagar.
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The Warden can become does this if they twice themselves, being the one to decide to put [[spoiler: Alistair]] on who will take the throne during the Landsmeet.
vacant thrones of both Orzammar and Ferelden.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Flemeth serves as a villainous example of this, saving Hawke from the Darkspawn in exchange for delivering a [[SoulJar trinklet]] trinket]] for her. It's heavily implied that it was no coincidence that she stumbled upon them and she's aware of Hawke's destiny. She's also destiny.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'',
the only reason Inquisitor is the Warden and Alistair survived one who determines the Battle fate of Ostagar back in the first game, making her responsible for ''both'' main heroes thus far.Orlais by [[spoiler:deciding whether or not to let Empress Celene be murdered]].
17th Feb '17 2:59:30 PM margdean56
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* This is Sunspot's role in the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' reboot of ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' - through the reformed (and hopefully good) A.I.M. Corporation, he seeks out people he feel is ready to carry the title of "Avenger" No more [[ComicBook/AvengersInitiative initiatives]], no more [[ComicBook/AvengersAcademy academies]], just people who have done the hero thing long enough to step it up.

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* This is Sunspot's role in the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' reboot of ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' - -- through the reformed (and hopefully good) A.I.M. Corporation, he seeks out people he feel is ready to carry the title of "Avenger" No more [[ComicBook/AvengersInitiative initiatives]], no more [[ComicBook/AvengersAcademy academies]], just people who have done the hero thing long enough to step it up.



** The two opposing Prophecies cannot meet directly, lest the universe be destroyed (or worse, a third Prophecy is created,) so they each choose a human champion to act on their behalf, the Child of Light and The Child of Dark. The Children generally are allowed to step down once they've accomplished a specific goal.

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** The two opposing Prophecies cannot meet directly, lest the universe be destroyed (or worse, a third Prophecy is created,) be created), so they each choose a human champion to act on their behalf, the Child of Light and The Child of Dark. The Children generally are allowed to step down once they've accomplished a specific goal.



** At the end of ''The Mallorean'', The Children of Light (Garion) and Dark (Zandramas) have to choose their successors, whom Cyradis will choose to become the new God That Should Have Been.

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** At the end of ''The Mallorean'', Malloreon'', The Children of Light (Garion) and Dark (Zandramas) have to choose their successors, whom Cyradis will choose to become the new God That Should Have Been.



** In ''Literature/SkinGame'', Murphy proves herself incapable of being the Chooser: she uses ''Fidelacchius'' to fight and kill an enemy- which causes the Sword to shatter. She later gives ''Amoracchius'' back to Harry, acknowledging that she doesn't have enough discipline to refrain from using it.

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** In ''Literature/SkinGame'', Murphy proves herself incapable of being the Chooser: she uses ''Fidelacchius'' to fight and kill an enemy- which enemy--which causes the Sword to shatter. She later gives ''Amoracchius'' back to Harry, acknowledging that she doesn't have enough discipline to refrain from using it.



* In the ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomRynosseros'' a rouge AI, for reasons of its own, grants seven sandship captains "Coloured" status, making them living legends in the dominate Aboriginal culture, and free range to pilot their ships across the Australian continent. The last of these captains, Tom Tyson/Rynosseros, is given the most important color, Blue, which signifies Unity.

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* In the ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomRynosseros'' a rouge rogue AI, for reasons of its own, grants seven sandship captains "Coloured" status, making them living legends in the dominate dominant Aboriginal culture, and free range rein to pilot their ships across the Australian continent. The last of these captains, Tom Tyson/Rynosseros, is given the most important color, Blue, which signifies Unity.
17th Feb '17 2:48:28 PM margdean56
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Because of this potential for plot induced randomness, there can be an exploration on the true nature of heroism as something innate or [[ActionSurvivor vocational]], and destiny as [[YouCantFightFate immutable]] or [[ScrewDestiny malleable]]. It's possible that the Chooser could invoke a sort of {{Koan}} and claim that the mere act of choosing someone is meaningless, rather the [[PowerOfTrust faith and trust]] of the chosen paves their path... or that there is no randomness, only destiny.

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Because of this potential for plot induced randomness, there can be an exploration on of the true nature of heroism as something innate or [[ActionSurvivor vocational]], and destiny as [[YouCantFightFate immutable]] or [[ScrewDestiny malleable]]. It's possible that the Chooser could invoke a sort of {{Koan}} and claim that the mere act of choosing someone is meaningless, rather the [[PowerOfTrust faith and trust]] of the chosen paves their path... or that there is no randomness, only destiny.
12th Feb '17 10:24:09 PM Madrugada
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* Cyradis the BlindSeer in the ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Malloreon]]'' series by Creator/DavidEddings is responsible for choosing between TheHero and the BigBad at the final showdown.
** That being said, the Children of Light and Dark have to choose their successors, whom Cyradis will choose between, by the end of the ''Malloreon''. [[spoiler: Garion, the Child of Light, picks Eriond, and Zandramas, the Child of Dark, chooses Geran, his son. Eriond wins.]]

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* Cyradis the BlindSeer in In the ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Malloreon]]'' series by Creator/DavidEddings Creator/DavidEddings
** The two opposing Prophecies cannot meet directly, lest the universe be destroyed (or worse, a third Prophecy is created,) so they each choose a human champion to act on their behalf, the Child of Light and The Child of Dark. The Children generally are allowed to step down once they've accomplished a specific goal.
** Cyradis the BlindSeer
is responsible for choosing between TheHero The Child of Light and the BigBad Child Of Dark at the final showdown.
** That being said, At the end of ''The Mallorean'', The Children of Light (Garion) and Dark (Zandramas) have to choose their successors, whom Cyradis will choose between, by to become the end of the ''Malloreon''. [[spoiler: Garion, the Child of Light, picks Eriond, and Zandramas, the Child of Dark, chooses Geran, his son. Eriond wins.]]new God That Should Have Been.



** The titular wizard Harry is given [[spoiler:two Swords of the Cross, ''Amoracchius'' and ''Fidelacchius.'' These are holy swords whose hilts each contain one of the nails that pierced Christ to the Cross. He is told by the retiring Knights that they wish him to pick their successors, and he will know who the proper persons are when the time is right.]]
** [[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 he is now the Winter Knight.]]
** In ''Literature/SkinGame'', [[spoiler:Murphy proves herself incapable of being the Chooser: she uses ''Fidelacchius'' to fight and kill an enemy- which causes the Sword to shatter. She later gives ''Amoracchius'' back to Harry, acknowledging that she doesn't have enough discipline to refrain from using it.]]
** Previously in the series [[spoiler:the Merlin of Arthurian Lore, who was a real wizard here, was possibly a Chooser of the Chosen One as the Sword ''Amoracchius'' was in his possession. This sword's other name? ''Excalibur.'']]
* Colonel Graff in ''Literature/EndersGame'', as he is responsible for choosing Ender as the kid that will be able to lead the army and defeat the Formics.

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** The titular wizard Harry is given [[spoiler:two two Swords of the Cross, ''Amoracchius'' and ''Fidelacchius.'' These are holy swords whose hilts each contain one of the nails that pierced Christ to the Cross. He is told by the retiring Knights that they wish him to pick their successors, and he will know who the proper persons are when the time is right.]]
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** [[spoiler:After After Harry is presumed dead and has taken the mantle of Winter Knight, serving as the personal hit man hitman 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 he is now the Winter Knight.]]
Knight.
** In ''Literature/SkinGame'', [[spoiler:Murphy Murphy proves herself incapable of being the Chooser: she uses ''Fidelacchius'' to fight and kill an enemy- which causes the Sword to shatter. She later gives ''Amoracchius'' back to Harry, acknowledging that she doesn't have enough discipline to refrain from using it.]]
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** Previously in the series [[spoiler:the the Merlin of Arthurian Lore, who was a real wizard here, was possibly a Chooser of the Chosen One as the Sword ''Amoracchius'' was in his possession. This sword's other name? ''Excalibur.'']]
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* ''Literature/EndersGame'':
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Colonel Graff in ''Literature/EndersGame'', Graff, as he is responsible for choosing Ender as the kid that will be able to lead the army and defeat the Formics.



* 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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* ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'':
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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.



* Doyle, on ''Series/{{Angel}}'', sent by the powers, as Whistler was on Buffy, to tell Angel he was a chosen one, while also complaining that the Chosen One doesn't stock beer in his fridge.

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* Doyle, on ''Series/{{Angel}}'', sent by the powers, as Whistler was on Buffy, powers to tell Angel he was a chosen one, while also complaining that the Chosen One doesn't stock beer in his fridge.



* In ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker,'' Zedd names Richard as the Seeker.
** There's some bias here as well, given that he is [[spoiler:Richard's maternal grandfather]].
** Later on, though, he chooses Leo to be the next Seeker while Richard is in the Palace of the Prophets. Later yet, he names ''himself'' as the Seeker, although at the time he wasn't quite himself.
** Presumably, any wizard of the First Order can do that, but there are only two left, and the other one is in the employ of the first season's BigBad ([[spoiler:and later dies anyway]]).
*** In [[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.

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* In ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker,'' ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker,'':
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Zedd names Richard as the Seeker.
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Seeker. There's some bias here as well, here, given that he is [[spoiler:Richard's maternal grandfather]].
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a relative. Later on, though, he chooses Leo to be the next Seeker while Richard is in the Palace of the Prophets. Later yet, he names ''himself'' as the Seeker, although at the time he wasn't quite himself.
** Presumably, any wizard of the First Order can do that, but there are only two left, and the other one is in the employ of the first season's BigBad ([[spoiler:and later dies anyway]]).
*** In [[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.
BigBad.



* In Literature/TheBible, the prophet Samuel chose the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David, led by God.

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* In Literature/TheBible, the Literature/TheBible:
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prophet Samuel chose the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David, led by God.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the BigGood Princess Celestia chooses her apprentice, Twilight Sparkle, to be the leader of the new bearers of the all-powerful Elements of Harmony. Most of the rest of the series, including the weekly "lessons about friendship" that Twilight sends back to her mentor, are about Twilight growing into her role.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The
BigGood Princess Celestia chooses her apprentice, Twilight Sparkle, to be the leader of the new bearers of the all-powerful Elements of Harmony. Most of the rest of the series, including the weekly "lessons about friendship" that Twilight sends back to her mentor, are about Twilight growing into her role.
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