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28th Aug '16 11:59:51 AM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', Shining Armor's story strongly suggests that he has a special destiny. [[BigGood Mother Deer]] and her followers later confirm this, explaining that [[spoiler: as he's ImmuneToFate, he's the only one who can lead [[ClockRoaches the Blank Wolf]] to destroy [[HumanoidAbomination Makarov]] and [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong remove his taint from the timeline]]]]. His story also invokes this for laughs, as the DarkIsNotEvil cult that rules Massailand becomes convinced that he's ''their'' Chosen One, and then that he isn't (in both case, because of their InsaneTrollLogic); Shining is worried that, given his [[WeirdnessMagnet luck]], they might be right the first time.

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* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'',
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Shining Armor's story strongly suggests that he has a special destiny. [[BigGood Mother Deer]] and her followers later confirm this, explaining that [[spoiler: as he's ImmuneToFate, he's the only one who can lead [[ClockRoaches the Blank Wolf]] to destroy [[HumanoidAbomination Makarov]] and [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong remove his taint from the timeline]]]]. His story also invokes this for laughs, as the DarkIsNotEvil cult that rules Massailand becomes convinced that he's ''their'' Chosen One, and then that he isn't (in both case, because of their InsaneTrollLogic); Shining is worried that, given his [[WeirdnessMagnet luck]], they might be right the first time. It turns out [[spoiler:the ''actual'' thing he was chosen for was to be [[ForWantOfANail the nail between the]] BadFuture Dark World timeline and the main timeline, he was TheUnChosenOne for beating Makarov.]]
** During the Rumors Arc, [[spoiler:The CMC are chosen by the Concepts to save the universe from Discord and companies' [[RewritingReality endgame]], as they were competent enough to get the job done, but Discord and his allies would never suspect them. They succeed. Button Mash is also chosen by Havoc, to spread rumors that would give the CMC a fighting chance and then to become their ally due to the video game powers said rumors granted him. It's implied Silver Spoon was also chosen, but would only have been brought in as a 'plan B' had the CMC failed, as she'd be the best chance of stopping Nightmare Diamond Tiara at that point.]]
** During the same Arc, [[spoiler:several ponies are chosen for the difficult task of keeping ponies ''alive'' and protecting them from the various rumors monsters and dangers. AK Yearling (who before this was JUST AK Yearling) was chosen by Pandora to become the ''real'' Daring Do, as she had qualities that made her a perfect fit. While we don't hear ''who'' it is, Pandora did the same thing with a filly who became Prancy Drew. Venus chose a mare named Lovestruck to merge with her deceased son Cupid's Shadow of Existence to resurrect his concept and become a Demi-Goddess, as she as Cupid's twice removed {{Reincarnation}} via the Lost Age. Notably, all of these are ''permanent'' changes (even if the Rumors are undone and everything is put back to normal) and the ponies involved had to accept before hand for that reason.]]
25th Aug '16 7:52:50 AM StFan
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* The ''Literature/BlackCompany'' decides to protect one after their employer turns on them. [[spoiler: In this case she's the reincarnation of The White Rose, a hero who is supposedly able to defeat The Lady. The original was responsible for [[SealedEvilInACan putting The Lady in the can]] along with her husband and sorcerers. It's implied that she was able to do this because she nullifies all magic around her.]]

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* The ''Literature/BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' decides to protect one after their employer turns on them. [[spoiler: In this case she's the reincarnation of The White Rose, a hero who is supposedly able to defeat The Lady. The original was responsible for [[SealedEvilInACan putting The Lady in the can]] along with her husband and sorcerers. It's implied that she was able to do this because she nullifies all magic around her.]]
22nd Aug '16 12:45:29 PM flodoris
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** [[spoiler: [[BigBad Obito Uchiha]] in a manner of speaking could be this, proably more so than Naruto as his actions are largely resposnible for the plot and all opportunities Naruto has to show he is the chosen one are derived from them]]

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** [[spoiler: [[BigBad Obito Uchiha]] in a manner of speaking could be this, proably probably more so than Naruto as his actions are largely resposnible responsible for the plot and all opportunities Naruto has to show he is the chosen one are derived from them]]
14th Aug '16 10:02:43 AM nombretomado
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* The four protagonists (later retconed to a single protagonist) from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' arrival had been prophesied long before the start of the story. It had been predicted that the [[DissidiaFinalFantasy Warrior of Light]] would save the world from a group of monsters known as the [[FourIsDeath Four Fiends]], [[spoiler: and a never ending time-loop]].

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* The four protagonists (later retconed to a single protagonist) from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' arrival had been prophesied long before the start of the story. It had been predicted that the [[DissidiaFinalFantasy [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Warrior of Light]] would save the world from a group of monsters known as the [[FourIsDeath Four Fiends]], [[spoiler: and a never ending time-loop]].
5th Aug '16 6:11:05 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Mortified}}'': After listening to a lecture on Buddhism, Taylor becomes convinced that she is the chosen one. However, this turns out to be just another manifestation of her IJustWantToBeSpecial tendencies.



* ''Series/{{Mortified}}'': After listening to a lecture on Buddhism, Taylor becomes convinced that she is the chosen one. However, this turns out to be just another manifestation of her IJustWantToBeSpecial tendencies.
5th Aug '16 6:09:30 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Mortified}}'': After listening to a lecture on Buddhism, Taylor becomes convinced that she is the chosen one. However, this turns out to be just another manifestation of her IJustWantToBeSpecial tendencies.
22nd Jul '16 9:39:18 AM Dravencour
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That said, always be wary about what the characters have been chosen ''for''. If their job description involves "defeating the darkness" and involves long years of danger and struggle, chances are good that they've been made TheHero. If, on the other hand, their job description involves getting pampered by half-naked temple virgins, then chances are very good that they've been chosen to be a [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] instead!

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That said, always be wary about what the characters have character has been chosen ''for''. If their job description involves "defeating the darkness" and involves long years of danger and struggle, chances are good that they've been made TheHero. If, on the other hand, their job description involves getting pampered by half-naked temple virgins, then chances are very good that they've been chosen to be a [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] instead!
21st Jul '16 8:26:11 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': A scion the Anisurimbor royal family is prophesied to return at the end of the world to fight the Consult and defeat the second coming of the No-God. The Mandate await his coming, though the rest of the world laughs at them for their perceived superstitions. Anisurimbor Kellhus just so happens to be a descendant of that line, and he does in fact seize control of the vast majority of the continent with his Dunyain training, with the intention of defeating the Consult and slaying the No-God.
21st Jul '16 8:12:44 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In an interesting switch, Ansurimbor Kellhus deliberately sets himself up as the eponymous 'chosen one' of ''Literature/ThePrinceOfNothing'' through the manipulation of other characters, religions and factions, rising from solitary traveler to Emperor of the known world over the course of the series and its sequels.
20th Jul '16 2:54:34 AM RacattackForce
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** Interestingly enough, in later games, Link actually has to ''earn'' the title of Chosen Hero. Most notably in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where simply being on a quest to defeat the BigBad isn't enough, he also has to recover the pieces of the Triforce of Courage and show that he's courageous enough to actually receive it in his various adventures. His was probably because the out-of-timeline-erasure of the last Chosen One caused the Triforce to burst into 8 powerless fragments, which could not seek a bearer for themselves, like a complete Triforce-piece does. It still probably ''had'' to be Link and nobody else, since the Triforce probably wouldn't have accept anybody else for a "host".
** That's not just the later games. Proving his destined right to find and wield the Triforce of Courage is the entire point of ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''. That's when the existence of the Triforce of Courage is first mentioned; the original game had only Wisdom and Power.
** Zelda (the Zeldas?), too, would count as a Chosen One; seeing as how she received the Triforce of Wisdom. Ganondorf, though, he has the Triforce of Power, not so much; he unconsciously chose that one himself. The Zelda of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' is specifically referred to by Fi as one of great destiny and purpose, which officially deems her as such in-universe. Although it's later revealed that Zelda is [[spoiler:Goddess Hylia mortal reincarnation, so she isn't the Chosen One as much as GodInHumanForm]]. Meanwhile Ganondorf's role in the big picture is as the vessel of [[spoiler:Demise's curse, eternally bound to torment Link and Zelda as the hatred Demise felt at his defeat by Link's hand]].
** In the whole, the Triforce is the ultimate chooser for the gods. The individual triangles that make it up are embodied by their bearers, which ties all three together in an endless cycle of struggle (Link and Zelda being the elements of Courage and Wisdom being used to balance the zeal of Ganondorf's Power from generation to generation).

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** Interestingly enough, Played with in later some games, where Link actually has to ''earn'' the title of Chosen Hero. Most notably in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where simply being on a quest to defeat the BigBad isn't enough, he also ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' has to him recover the pieces of the Triforce of Courage and show that he's courageous enough to actually receive it in his it, and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has him directly perform various adventures. His was probably because deeds for the out-of-timeline-erasure of the last Chosen One caused the Triforce God in order to burst into 8 powerless fragments, which could not seek a bearer for themselves, like a complete Triforce-piece does. It still probably ''had'' gain access to be an intact Triforce. These are both justified in that Wind Waker's Link and nobody else, averts the trope by explicitly being TheUnchosenOne, since the Triforce probably wouldn't have accept anybody else for a "host".
** That's
soul of the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime previous Link]] never reincarnated [[AlternateTimeline in that timeline]], while Skyward Sword's Link is -- if not just the later games. first Link -- [[PrecursorHeroes the first one to wield the Triforce]].
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Proving his destined right to find and wield the Triforce of Courage is the entire point of ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''. That's ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', the second game in the series and when the existence of the Triforce of Courage is first mentioned; the mentioned[[note]]the original game had only Wisdom and Power.
Power[[/note]] But this can be chalked up to ContinuitySnarl retroactively making it the final game in its branch of the series, chronologically.
** Zelda (the Zeldas?), too, would count as a Chosen One; seeing as how she received also destined to have the Triforce of Wisdom. Ganondorf, though, he has the Triforce of Power, not so much; he unconsciously chose that one himself. The Wisdom, though [[spoiler:''Skyward Sword's'' Zelda of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' is specifically referred to by Fi as one of great destiny and purpose, which officially deems her as such in-universe. Although it's later revealed that Zelda is [[spoiler:Goddess Hylia was the Goddess Hylia's mortal reincarnation, so she isn't the Chosen One as much as GodInHumanForm]]. Meanwhile Ganondorf's role in GodInHumanForm.]] Ganondorf, however, unconsciously chose the big picture is as Triforce of Power. At the vessel end of the day, all three in their various incarnations and descendants are ultimately destined to forever be in conflict thanks to [[spoiler:Demise's curse, eternally bound to torment Link and Zelda as the hatred Demise felt at his defeat by Link's hand]].
** In the whole, the Triforce is the ultimate chooser for the gods. The individual triangles that make it up are embodied by their bearers, which ties all three together in an endless cycle of struggle (Link and Zelda being the elements of Courage and Wisdom being used to balance the zeal of Ganondorf's Power from generation to generation).
curse]].
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