History Main / TheChosenOne

19th Sep '17 8:29:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ChaosComics: once thought to be ComicBook/LadyDeath herself, it's actually the Latina vampire Oblivia, who defeats Armageddon in the one and only CrisisCrossover.

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* ChaosComics: Creator/ChaosComics: once thought to be ComicBook/LadyDeath herself, it's actually the Latina vampire Oblivia, who defeats Armageddon in the one and only CrisisCrossover.
14th Sep '17 11:36:02 AM Aquillion
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' expertly deconstructs this trope as to how ridiculous it is that a single person is chosen, going so far as to describe the savior of the world as the 'Special', by some magical prophecy. It doesn't distinguish sharply between extraordinary and ordinary citizens, explaining that it is toxic to regard some people having more worth than others. The realism is reflected in the main character himself who is seen to be doubtful of the circumstance he is placed in and the burden he is carrying whilst also having to deal with others who continue to question why on earth he is the supposed chosen one. We then receive information that [[spoiler: Vitruvius' last words are that he made up the prophecy]], leading Emmet to [[spoiler: sacrifice himself for others to be inspired to prevent Lord Business from carrying out his masterplan to glue the entire world together]]. Emmet ultimately uses the power of the same words said to him to convince Business himself that he's also worth something and doesn't need to gain superiority in order to feel better about himself. [[{{Aesop}} The film destroys the mindset that people have inherent value when they are born, believing themselves to be special snowflakes to constantly compete with others to get to the top.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' expertly deconstructs this trope as to how ridiculous it is that a single person is chosen, going so far as to describe trope. It initially describes the savior of the world as the 'Special', 'Special' by some magical prophecy. It doesn't distinguish sharply between extraordinary and ordinary citizens, explaining that it is toxic to regard some people having more worth than others. The realism is reflected in the main character himself who is seen to be doubtful of the circumstance he is placed in and the burden he is carrying whilst also having to deal with others who continue to question why on earth he is the supposed chosen one. We then receive information that prophecy, but [[spoiler: Vitruvius' the prophet's last words are that he made up the prophecy]], leading Emmet Emmet, the main character, to [[spoiler: sacrifice himself for others to be inspired to prevent Lord Business from carrying out his masterplan to glue the entire world together]]. Emmet ultimately uses the power of the same words said to him to convince Business himself that he's also worth something and doesn't need to gain superiority over others in order to feel better about himself. [[{{Aesop}} The film destroys the mindset that people have inherent value when they are born, believing themselves to be special snowflakes to constantly compete with others to get to the top.]]himself.
4th Sep '17 6:17:11 PM Peteman
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** Subverted hard: [[spoiler: the prophecy is incomplete. Eve is actually responsible for the vampires' survival! It's implied that relying on Eve to save them undermined the humans' resistance and won the battle for the vampires.]]

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** Subverted hard: Subverted: [[spoiler: the prophecy is incomplete. Eve is actually responsible for the vampires' survival! It's implied that relying on Eve to save them undermined the humans' resistance and won the battle for the vampires.]]
3rd Sep '17 6:30:44 AM Taxima
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* {{Subverted}} in ''Manga/DeathNote''. When Light is approached by [[{{Shinigami}} Ryuk]], the original owner of the Death Note who sent it to the human world, Light asks why he was the one given the notebook. Ryuk laughs in his face and tells him he dropped the notebooks so ''anyone'' could find it, which is why he wrote the instructions for the Death Note in English, the most popular language in the world.
2nd Sep '17 2:50:04 PM Anorgil
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* In ''VideoGame/WarCraft III'', Arthas is Ner'zhul's Chosen One, as Kel'Thuzad specifically states in "The Revelation."
2nd Sep '17 12:48:55 PM starofjusticev21
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** Used to somewhat nebulous effect in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy.'' That season's rangers are "chosen" because they were the only ones able to pull five legendary swords free from the ground, though by what or what exactly being "chosen" rates is unclear. In one episode villain Furio is unable to enter a cave to claim a legendary power source because he isn't "chosen" so they have to trick the rangers to go in and get it for them. But then you have the guy who pulled the sword meant for the red ranger never getting to use it and passing it on to his younger brother, who has no problem becoming the red ranger in his place.

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** Used to somewhat nebulous effect in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy.'' That season's rangers are "chosen" because they were the only ones able to pull five legendary swords free from the ground, though by what or what exactly being "chosen" rates is unclear. In one episode villain Furio is unable to enter a cave to claim a legendary power source because he isn't "chosen" so they have to trick the rangers to go in and get it for them. But then you have the guy who pulled the sword meant for the red ranger never even getting to use it and passing it on to his younger brother, who has no problem becoming the red ranger in his place.place. It seems to be a very fluid condition.
1st Sep '17 6:30:34 PM starofjusticev21
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** Used to somewhat nebulous effect in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy.'' That season's rangers are "chosen" because they were the only ones able to pull five legendary swords free from the ground, though by what or what exactly being "chosen" rates is unclear. In one episode villain Furio is unable to enter a cave to claim a legendary power source because he isn't "chosen" so they have to trick the rangers to go in and get it for them. But then you have the guy who pulled the sword meant for the red ranger never getting to use it and passing it on to his younger brother, who has no problem becoming the red ranger in his place.
30th Aug '17 4:47:30 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Legion'' the Naaru Xe'ra reveals that the Child of Light and Shadow prophesied to end the Age of Demons is [[spoiler:Illidan Stormrage]]. He detests this concept as he long ago chose to ''fight'' destiny.
28th Aug '17 12:56:22 AM Doodler
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* Deconstructed in ''A Girl Of Ice and Thorns''. Godstone bearers are chosen to perform a great act of service for God. However, this could conceivably be any act, from digging a well to painting flowers, seemingly with no rhyme or reason. [[spoiler:By the end of the first book, several objects from previous bearers are used to forge an amulet to defeat the enemy mages.]] Scripture and prophecy regarding the bearers are so vague that they're basically useless, and Elisa eventually realizes that she has no way of knowing if she fulfilled prophecy or not. [[spoiler: In the end, despite Elisa having made peace with Invierne, defeated the deciregi, found the ''zafira'', and made countless invaluable discoveries concerning magic,God, and their peoples, it turns out the great destiny she was selected for was finding a random oasis. This prompts Elisa to realize that bearers are simply the [[ForWantOfANail nails]] that ensure {{Contrived Coincidence}}s for a much bigger plan, and she decides to compile everything she knows to be passed on to the next bearer.]]

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* Deconstructed in ''A Girl Of Ice Fire and Thorns''. Godstone bearers are chosen to perform a great act of service for God. However, this could conceivably be any act, from digging a well to painting flowers, seemingly with no rhyme or reason. [[spoiler:By the end of the first book, several objects from previous bearers are used to forge an amulet to defeat the enemy mages.]] Scripture and prophecy regarding the bearers are so vague that they're basically useless, and Elisa eventually realizes that she has no way of knowing if she fulfilled prophecy or not. [[spoiler: In the end, despite Elisa having made peace with Invierne, defeated the deciregi, found the ''zafira'', and made countless invaluable discoveries concerning magic,God, and their peoples, it turns out the great destiny she was selected for was finding a random oasis. This prompts Elisa to realize that bearers are simply the [[ForWantOfANail nails]] that ensure {{Contrived Coincidence}}s for a much bigger plan, and she decides to compile everything she knows to be passed on to the next bearer.]]
28th Aug '17 12:53:31 AM Doodler
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* Deconstructed in ''A Girl Of Ice and Thorns''. Godstone bearers are chosen to perform a great act of service for God. However, this could conceivably be any act, from digging a well to painting flowers, seemingly with no rhyme or reason. [[spoiler:By the end of the first book, several objects from previous bearers are used to forge an amulet to defeat the enemy mages.]] Scripture and prophecy regarding the bearers are so vague that they're basically useless, and Elisa eventually realizes that she has no way of knowing if she fulfilled prophecy or not. [[spoiler: In the end, despite Elisa having made peace with Invierne, defeated the deciregi, found the ''zafira'', and made countless invaluable discoveries concerning magic,God, and their peoples, it turns out the great destiny she was selected for was finding a random oasis. This prompts Elisa to realize that bearers are simply the [[ForWantOfANail nails]] that ensure {{Contrived Concidence}}s for much bigger plan, and she decides to compile everything she knows to be passed on to the next bearer.]]

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* Deconstructed in ''A Girl Of Ice and Thorns''. Godstone bearers are chosen to perform a great act of service for God. However, this could conceivably be any act, from digging a well to painting flowers, seemingly with no rhyme or reason. [[spoiler:By the end of the first book, several objects from previous bearers are used to forge an amulet to defeat the enemy mages.]] Scripture and prophecy regarding the bearers are so vague that they're basically useless, and Elisa eventually realizes that she has no way of knowing if she fulfilled prophecy or not. [[spoiler: In the end, despite Elisa having made peace with Invierne, defeated the deciregi, found the ''zafira'', and made countless invaluable discoveries concerning magic,God, and their peoples, it turns out the great destiny she was selected for was finding a random oasis. This prompts Elisa to realize that bearers are simply the [[ForWantOfANail nails]] that ensure {{Contrived Concidence}}s Coincidence}}s for a much bigger plan, and she decides to compile everything she knows to be passed on to the next bearer.]]
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