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3rd Feb '18 3:27:07 PM Dravencour
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That said, always be wary about what the 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!

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That said, always be wary about what the 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!
instead! And woe betide the world should the Chosen One be chosen to be a ''villain'' instead of a hero...
21st Jan '18 6:55:44 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Josarian, the Firebringer. Armian was believed to be this, but turned out not to be, and he didn't want to throw himself into a volcano to prove it as required.

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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Josarian, the Firebringer. Armian was believed to be this, but turned out not to be, and he didn't want to throw himself into a volcano to prove it as required. [[spoiler: Ronall]], of all people, is the sea king, prophesied as the sea folk's monarch and consort to their goddess.
17th Jan '18 1:31:42 AM FGHIK
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*** Again, played with by the PlayerCharacter. Played straight as the Dragonborn is a rare mortal blessed by Akatosh with the immortal soul of a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]], allowing for inherent knowledge of the [[LanguageOfMagic Thu'um]] and being the LastOfHisKind in that respect. However, being a Dragonborn ''also means'' being one of the setting's metaphysical "heroes" who are not bound in any way by fate. As the [[OldMaster Greybeards]] state, any action you take, whether good or evil, given your nature, is an action essentially blessed by the gods.

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*** Again, played with by the PlayerCharacter. Played straight as the Dragonborn is a rare mortal blessed by Akatosh with the immortal soul of a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]], allowing for inherent knowledge of the [[LanguageOfMagic Thu'um]] and being the LastOfHisKind in that respect. Even further, they are also the Dragonborn prophesied to defeat [[BeastOfTheApocalypse Alduin]]. However, being a Dragonborn ''also means'' being one of the setting's metaphysical "heroes" who are not bound in any way by fate. As the [[OldMaster Greybeards]] state, any action you take, whether good or evil, given your nature, is an action essentially blessed by the gods.
6th Jan '18 10:53:12 AM ultimomant
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'''Nibblonian:''' Yes. Except the DaveMatthewsBand doesn't rock.

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'''Nibblonian:''' Yes. Except the DaveMatthewsBand Music/DaveMatthewsBand doesn't rock.
1st Jan '18 1:56:03 AM KingClark
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** Goes even further than that. [[spoiler: He's the chosen king of the midlands]]

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** Goes even further than that. [[spoiler: He's the chosen king of the midlands]]Midland.]]
26th Dec '17 12:27:25 PM ZimFan89
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* In the ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' universe, Franchise/HarryPotter is still this, not just for his prophesied showdown with Voldemort, but is also revealed to be the centerpiece to Doctor Strange's LongGame to defend Earth from ComicBook/{{Thanos}}. He repeatedly makes it clear that [[IJustWantToBeNormal he hates all of this]].
** Frey, Harry's ancestor and the First King of Asgard, was another chosen one, selected by the magic sword Van to wield it against [[spoiler: Surtur]]. Strange, who knew him, states that he was as happy about it as Harry is about his own destiny.
16th Dec '17 7:06:03 AM ZimFan89
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* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' definitely starts like this, with several (apparently) normal teenagers being selected to be defenders of Earth.

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* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' definitely starts like this, with several (apparently) normal teenagers being selected to be defenders of Earth.


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** A central plot point in Season 7 is the search for the Guardian, a person with a [[IncorruptiblePurePureness totally pure heart]], who can take the powers of the Dark One without being consumed by them, thus putting an end to its evil permanently.
10th Dec '17 2:01:55 PM nombretomado
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* Artha, the DragonBooster in the series of the same name.

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* Artha, the DragonBooster WesternAnimation/DragonBooster in the series of the same name.
9th Dec '17 10:07:01 AM Rebu
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' deconstructs this trope. It initially describes the savior of the world as the 'Special' by some magical prophecy, but [[spoiler: the prophet's last words are that he made up the prophecy]], leading 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.
--> '''Emmet:''' [[KirkSummation You don't have to be the bad guy. You are the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe. And you are capable of amazing things. Because you are the Special. And so am I. And so is everyone. The prophecy is made up, but it's also true. It's about all of us. Right now, it's about you. And you... still...can change everything]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' deconstructs this trope. It initially describes the savior of the world as the 'Special' by some magical prophecy, but [[spoiler: the prophet's last words are that he made up the prophecy]], leading 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]]. 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.
himself.]]
--> '''Emmet:''' [[KirkSummation [[spoiler:[[KirkSummation You don't have to be the bad guy. You are the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe. And you are capable of amazing things. Because you are the Special. And so am I. And so is everyone. The prophecy is made up, but it's also true. It's about all of us. Right now, it's about you. And you... still...can change everything]].]]
4th Dec '17 6:18:15 PM nombretomado
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* In the comic [[CrossGen Mystic]] it is much to the shock of everyone when rather than Genevieve, a studious and hard working student who has spent her life preparing to be chosen, it is her sister Giselle, and irresponsible socialite who is chosen. No one is pleased with this. Giselle herself least of all.

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* In the comic [[CrossGen [[Creator/CrossGen Mystic]] it is much to the shock of everyone when rather than Genevieve, a studious and hard working student who has spent her life preparing to be chosen, it is her sister Giselle, and irresponsible socialite who is chosen. No one is pleased with this. Giselle herself least of all.
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