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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.]]
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** 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.
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* 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.
20th Jan '17 9:51:13 PM YgothanEru
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** Jesus was not truly chosen by anyone other them 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.

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** Jesus was not truly chosen by anyone other them than 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.
18th Jan '17 7:27:30 AM Chabal2
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* Sorcerers of Tzeentch in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' can use a spell called [[CallToAdventure Call to Glory]] to [[TookALevelInBadass turn a normal guy into an Exalted Hero]].

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
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Sorcerers of Tzeentch in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' can use a spell called [[CallToAdventure Call to Glory]] to [[TookALevelInBadass turn a normal guy into an Exalted Hero]].


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** The Daemon Prince Be'lakor was cursed aeons earlier by the Chaos Gods to become this rather than TheChosenOne, crowning the Everchosen of Chaos who will conquer the world for the Dark Gods. Be'lakor has gone through the process several times, and since he can only touch the Crown of Domination if it's to put it on the Anointed's head, he is very much unhappy about the whole thing.
2nd Jan '17 5:36:32 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Melisandre identifies Stannis as the Lord of Light's chosen one.
13th Oct '16 11:09:51 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Played with in LightNovel/{{Slayers}} TRY. Lina is approached by a dragon priestess to save the world from destruction. Lina brags about how OF COURSE she'd come to her first. At this point, the priestess announces that Lina was actually their second choice.

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* Played with in The LightNovel/{{Slayers}} TRY. TRY plays with it when Lina is approached by a the dragon priestess Filia to save the world from destruction. Lina brags about how OF COURSE she'd come to her first. At first, but at this point, the priestess announces that Lina was actually their second choice.choice... with the first one being her ''mch feared'' big sister Luna, who told Filia to go to Lina and tell her to take the "job".
21st Sep '16 7:33:02 PM SwampAdder
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** As Gandalf himself puts it: ''"I dare say he was 'chosen' and I was only chosen to choose him; but I picked out Bilbo."''

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** As Gandalf himself puts it: ''"I "I dare say he was 'chosen' and I was only chosen to choose him; but I picked out Bilbo."''"
21st Sep '16 7:32:27 PM SwampAdder
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** As Gandalf himself puts it: ''"I dare say he was 'chosen' and I was only chosen to choose him; but I picked out Bilbo."''
14th Sep '16 8:22:06 PM PaulA
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** Sister Carlotta in the ''Shadow'' series is the one who finds and chooses Bean. Graff later recognizes Bean as a potential replacement for Ender, should Ender break down under the stress. However, while Bean may be infinitely smarter than Ender (or anyone else, for that matter), he lacks any leadership skills.

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** Sister Carlotta in the ''Shadow'' ''Literature/EndersShadow'' series is the one who finds and chooses Bean. Graff later recognizes Bean as a potential replacement for Ender, should Ender break down under the stress. However, while Bean may be infinitely smarter than Ender (or anyone else, for that matter), he lacks any leadership skills.
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