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26th Jun '16 10:44:46 AM nombretomado
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* The PlayerCharacter in the ''BaldursGate'' series gets some of this in ''Throne of Bhaal''. It turns out the outcome of the prophecy of the Bhaalspawn hinges upon them; the great destruction foretold will only happen if they fail.

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* The PlayerCharacter in the ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series gets some of this in ''Throne of Bhaal''. It turns out the outcome of the prophecy of the Bhaalspawn hinges upon them; the great destruction foretold will only happen if they fail.
24th Jun '16 1:16:30 PM StFan
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* In ''[[{{Literature/MGP}} Magical Girl Policy]]'', each member of the Spirit Guard was chosen by Fate for the task of defending the world, much to the ire of the main character, Rob.



* ''Literature/BlowingUpTheMovies'': The ''StarWars'' essay focuses on this.

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* ''Literature/BlowingUpTheMovies'': The ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' essay focuses on this.



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* In ''VideoGame/LoonyLabyrinth,'' the player proves that he is the reincarnation of Theseus by finding the five [[PlotCoupon Galopetra Stones.]]

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* [[Literature/TheBible Jesus Christ]] means "Jesus the Anointed One". ''Christos'' being Greek for "anointed" (and "chrism" is an old name for the anointing oil). Thus "Christ" is a title, not a given name.
* The fourteenth Dalai Lama, as well as his predecessors, were all chosen because they were believed to be the reincarnations of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. Supposedly the current Dalai Lama was shown a bunch of household items at the age of two, some that belonged to the previous Dalai Lama and some that didn't. He was then asked to determine which of the objects were his. He got every one right.
* Most prophets appear to be somewhat arbitrarily Chosen; they certainly [[AntiHero aren't all picked for their purity of heart]].
* Several heroes from Myth/ClassicalMythology were chosen for specific tasks. Hercules was born to fight besides the gods in the Gigantomachy and rid the world of monsters. Perseus was chosen to complete Athena's vengeance on Medusa.
* In ''VideoGame/LoonyLabyrinth,'' Myth/NorseMythology, Odin fathered the player proves Vali specifically to avenge the death of Balder.
* Probably every Jew must have made a bitter joke by now about
that he is the reincarnation of Theseus by finding the five [[PlotCoupon Galopetra Stones.]]their ancestors should have asked "Chosen for WHAT?"



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* In ''VideoGame/LoonyLabyrinth,'' the player proves that he is the reincarnation of Theseus by finding the five [[PlotCoupon Galopetra Stones.]]
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* [[Literature/TheBible Jesus Christ]] means "Jesus the Anointed One". ''Christos'' being Greek for "anointed" (and "chrism" is an old name for the anointing oil). Thus "Christ" is a title, not a given name.
* The fourteenth Dalai Lama, as well as his predecessors, were all chosen because they were believed to be the reincarnations of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. Supposedly the current Dalai Lama was shown a bunch of household items at the age of two, some that belonged to the previous Dalai Lama and some that didn't. He was then asked to determine which of the objects were his. He got every one right.
* Most prophets appear to be somewhat arbitrarily Chosen; they certainly [[AntiHero aren't all picked for their purity of heart]].
* Several heroes from Myth/ClassicalMythology were chosen for specific tasks. Hercules was born to fight besides the gods in the Gigantomachy and rid the world of monsters. Perseus was chosen to complete Athena's vengeance on Medusa.
* In Myth/NorseMythology, Odin fathered the Vali specifically to avenge the death of Balder.
* Probably every Jew must have made a bitter joke by now about that their ancestors should have asked "Chosen for WHAT?"
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* In season four of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', [[spoiler: Tucker]] becomes the chosen one for an alien prophecy after finding a sword (which he kicks ass with). The prophecy included a lot of Great things.



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* In the WhateleyUniverse, every few centuries, when The Balance is threatened, the Tao requires a mortal to take up the magical jade sword Destiny's Wave, and become the Handmaid Of The Tao. The Handmaid is always a beautiful teenaged Chinese girl, but Chou Lee, the current Handmaid, was [[spoiler: chosen by the Tao, and transformed by the sword from a chubby white boy from Knoxville, Tennessee called Alex Farshine]].
* In season four of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', [[spoiler: Tucker]] becomes the chosen one for an alien prophecy after finding a sword (which he kicks ass with). The prophecy included a lot of Great things.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', every few centuries, when The Balance is threatened, the Tao requires a mortal to take up the magical jade sword Destiny's Wave, and become the Handmaid Of The Tao. The Handmaid is always a beautiful teenaged Chinese girl, but Chou Lee, the current Handmaid, was [[spoiler: chosen by the Tao, and transformed by the sword from a chubby white boy from Knoxville, Tennessee called Alex Farshine]].
* In season four of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', [[spoiler: Tucker]] becomes the chosen one for an alien prophecy after finding a sword (which he kicks ass with). The prophecy included a lot of Great things.
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* In ''Literature/MagicalGirlPolicy'', each member of the Spirit Guard was chosen by Fate for the task of defending the world, much to the ire of the main character, Rob.
22nd Jun '16 4:20:08 PM wohitzi
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* Subverted in ''Stranger & Stranger''. [[spoiler:When Ainslee learns that she is being possessed by vengeful spirits, she asks Shawna if that means the spirits where looking for her. Shawna says they were just looking for the best host.]] It's more a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time than being destined or the only option.
11th Jun '16 4:25:10 PM nombretomado
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** In the series of books the series is (very) loosely based on, SwordOfTruth, it is suggested with hints spread out over the different books that the titular sword was actually made for the main character and the whole line of seekers was a tool just to get the function and authority to him.

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** In the series of books the series is (very) loosely based on, SwordOfTruth, Literature/SwordOfTruth, it is suggested with hints spread out over the different books that the titular sword was actually made for the main character and the whole line of seekers was a tool just to get the function and authority to him.
4th Jun '16 7:39:42 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.
28th May '16 8:07:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Subverted in ''FlameOfRecca'' where it turns out that [[spoiler:the hero is NOT the chosen flame-wielder, and the villain IS]].

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* Subverted in ''FlameOfRecca'' ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' where it turns out that [[spoiler:the hero is NOT the chosen flame-wielder, and the villain IS]].
24th May '16 8:25:49 AM DenisK21
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** [[spoiler:The other main reason Joshua chose Neku was because Neku was the biggest example of what Joshua hated about Shibuya's people; people who let their potential go to waste by hiding in their own little worlds. So in this case, being the Chosen One was NOT a compliment. However, Neku surprised Joshua by growing into a better person by learning to let his world grow with others' worlds... meaning he actually saved Shibuya by subverting a main reason he was the "Chosen One" and proving the Chooser wrong.]]
24th May '16 8:18:55 AM DenisK21
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': Princess Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca, descendant of Dynast-King Raithwall, is [[spoiler:chosen by the Occurria to set mankind's history on the "right" path. However, their idea of "right" involves mass genocide of the entire Archadian Empire, and even Ashe's hatred of said Empire falters at the prospect. Strangely, their usage of illusions indicate that Vaan was their Plan B for a time, but they gave up on him when he outgrew his hang-ups. It was this very growth that helped inspire Ashe to reject her "chosen destroyer" role outright.]]

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** * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': Princess Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca, descendant of Dynast-King Raithwall, is [[spoiler:chosen by the Occurria to set mankind's history on the "right" path. However, their idea of "right" involves mass genocide of the entire Archadian Empire, and even Ashe's hatred of said Empire falters at the prospect. Strangely, their usage of illusions indicate that Vaan was their Plan B for a time, but they gave up on him when he outgrew his hang-ups. It was this very growth that helped inspire Ashe to reject her "chosen destroyer" role outright.]]
24th May '16 8:18:00 AM DenisK21
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': Princess Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca, descendant of Dynast-King Raithwall, is [[spoiler:chosen by the Occurria to set mankind's history on the "right" path. However, their idea of "right" involves mass genocide of the entire Archadian Empire, and even Ashe's hatred of said Empire falters at the prospect. Strangely, their usage of illusions indicate that Vaan was their Plan B for a time, but they gave up on him when he outgrew his hang-ups. It was this very growth that helped inspire Ashe to reject her "chosen destroyer" role outright.]]
13th May '16 11:19:27 PM Doug86
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* A lot of the ''EaCycle'' revolves around finding the Chosen One.

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* A lot of the ''EaCycle'' ''Literature/EaCycle'' revolves around finding the Chosen One.
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