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18th Apr '16 1:13:57 PM Leid
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* The second generation of Chosen Children in the ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 02]]'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/Digimon02TheStoryWeNeverTold'' [[spoiler:turned out to not have been chosen by The Order all along, they are simply artificially made one courtesy of Oikawa.]]
21st Mar '16 10:27:57 AM ultimomant
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' attempts to invoke this trope as a manner of trying to save the world in Volume 3. Prior to the series beginning, [[BigBad Cinder Fall]] ambushed Amber, the Fall Maiden, and began stealing her mystical and mysterious powers before Qrow Brawden rescues her. Headmaster Ozpin, not wanting someone like her to get the power when she ends up appearing in the Vytal Tournament, recruits Pyrrha Nikos to take the other half. However, the process would involve merging her soul with Amber's, and possibly erase her own personality in the process. Ozpin gives her some time to consider whether or not she's willing to do it, and she only agrees to take up the power after Cinder has already launched her plans and Vale and Beacon are under attack by Grimm and the White Fang. [[spoiler:It doesn't work as, when Pyrrha ultimately agrees, Cinder ambushes them again and takes the power for herself.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' attempts to invoke this trope as a manner of trying to save the world in Volume 3. Prior to the series beginning, [[BigBad Cinder Fall]] ambushed Amber, the Fall Maiden, and began stealing her mystical and mysterious powers before Qrow Brawden Branwen rescues her. Headmaster Ozpin, not wanting someone like her to get the power when she ends up appearing in the Vytal Tournament, recruits Pyrrha Nikos to take the other half. However, the process would involve merging her soul with Amber's, and possibly erase her own personality in the process. Ozpin gives her some time to consider whether or not she's willing to do it, and she only agrees to take up the power after Cinder has already launched her plans and Vale and Beacon are under attack by Grimm and the White Fang. [[spoiler:It doesn't work as, when Pyrrha ultimately agrees, Cinder ambushes them again and takes the power for herself.]]
14th Mar '16 11:37:24 AM bladeofdarkness
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' attempts to invoke this trope as a manner of trying to save the world in Volume 3. Prior to the series beginning, [[BigBad Cinder Fall]] ambushed Amber, the Fall Maiden, and began stealing her mystical and mysterious powers before Qrow Brawden rescues her. Headmaster Ozpin, not wanting someone like her to get the power when she ends up appearing in the Vytal Tournament, recruits Pyrrha Nikos to take the other half. However, because of her IJustWantToBeNormal attitude, she hems and haws horribly and only agrees to take up the power when Vale and Beacon are under attack by Grimm and the White Fang. [[spoiler:It doesn't work as, when Pyrrha ultimately agrees, Cinder ambushes them again and takes the power for herself.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' attempts to invoke this trope as a manner of trying to save the world in Volume 3. Prior to the series beginning, [[BigBad Cinder Fall]] ambushed Amber, the Fall Maiden, and began stealing her mystical and mysterious powers before Qrow Brawden rescues her. Headmaster Ozpin, not wanting someone like her to get the power when she ends up appearing in the Vytal Tournament, recruits Pyrrha Nikos to take the other half. However, because of the process would involve merging her IJustWantToBeNormal attitude, soul with Amber's, and possibly erase her own personality in the process. Ozpin gives her some time to consider whether or not she's willing to do it, and she hems and haws horribly and only agrees to take up the power when after Cinder has already launched her plans and Vale and Beacon are under attack by Grimm and the White Fang. [[spoiler:It doesn't work as, when Pyrrha ultimately agrees, Cinder ambushes them again and takes the power for herself.]]
25th Feb '16 12:59:33 AM Vir
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' "Wishology" Trilogy, Timmy is assumed to be the Chosen One who needed to defeat the Darkness, but ''after'' he (first) defeats it it turns out another guy was the real supposed savior. Of course, it's eventually revealed that this guy was chosen ''by a committee holding auditions'', so maybe this one isn't Destiny's fault so much as poor judgement by the fairies. Also, the Darkness wasn't evil at all, the fairies just assumed that because it ''[[DarkIsNotEvil looks]]'' [[DarkIsNotEvil like an evil entity]].

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' "Wishology" Trilogy, Timmy is assumed to be the Chosen One who needed to defeat the Darkness, but ''after'' he (first) defeats it it turns out another guy was the real supposed savior. Of course, it's eventually revealed that this guy was chosen ''by a committee holding auditions'', so maybe this one isn't Destiny's fault so much as poor judgement by the fairies. Also, the Darkness wasn't evil at all, the fairies just assumed that because it ''[[DarkIsNotEvil looks]]'' [[DarkIsNotEvil like an evil entity]].
18th Feb '16 4:16:20 AM Blazer
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' attempts to invoke this trope as a manner of trying to save the world in Volume 3. Prior to the series beginning, [[BigBad Cinder Fall]] ambushed Amber, the Fall Maiden, and began stealing her mystical and mysterious powers before Qrow Brawden rescues her. Headmaster Ozpin, not wanting someone like her to get the power when she ends up appearing in the Vytal Tournament, recruits Pyrrha Nikos to take the other half. However, because of her IJustWantToBeNormal attitude, she hems and haws horribly and only agrees to take up the power when Vale and Beacon are under attack by Grimm and the White Fang. [[spoiler:It doesn't work as, when Pyrrha ultimately agrees, Cinder ambushes them again and takes the power for herself.]]
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8th Feb '16 11:02:03 AM erforce
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* In ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze]]'' the Turtles are disappointed when Professor Perry reveals that the formation of the ooze that mutated them ''and'' the accident that led to the canister finding its way into the sewer was simply one large accident. No Turtle was more disappointed than Donatello. He believes there's got to be more to the accident.

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* In ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze]]'' ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'' the Turtles are disappointed when Professor Perry reveals that the formation of the ooze that mutated them ''and'' the accident that led to the canister finding its way into the sewer was simply one large accident. No Turtle was more disappointed than Donatello. He believes there's got to be more to the accident.
7th Jan '16 8:17:52 AM sgamer82
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* After accidentally [[spoiler:time-traveling to the BadFuture]], the protagonists of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' decide that the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is not in fact [[BystanderSyndrome someone else's problem]], even though they and their children would be long-dead when the apocalypse does occur.

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* After accidentally [[spoiler:time-traveling to the BadFuture]], the protagonists of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' decide that the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is not in fact [[BystanderSyndrome someone else's problem]], even though they and their children would be long-dead when the apocalypse does occur. It's not until near the end of the game, long after committing themselves to the quest, that they even start to consider that there could be a higher power choosing them and guiding their actions.
28th Dec '15 4:31:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Skillet}}'s identically-titled song, "Hero," embodies this trope, with lyrics starting out "I am just a man/Not superhuman... I need a hero to save me now." However, the narrator gradually realizing that they themselves can do everything that a hero ''should'' be doing.

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* {{Skillet}}'s Music/{{Skillet}}'s identically-titled song, "Hero," embodies this trope, with lyrics starting out "I am just a man/Not superhuman... I need a hero to save me now." However, the narrator gradually realizing that they themselves can do everything that a hero ''should'' be doing.
20th Dec '15 8:52:52 PM Discar
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** Played straight however with Xander, who despite being a somewhat nerdish guy who's vastly outclassed constantly, gets swept into Buffy's larger than life MonsterOfTheWeek/[[ApocalypseHow Apocalypse of the Year]] situations, and continues to help her to the best of [[MugglePower his abilities]]. At one point in the third season he even passes on the opportunity to become a supernatural being ([[OurZombiesareDifferent a zombie]]), realizing the group needs [[BadassNormal someone normal]] (keep in mind at this point most of his friends have displayed some sort of superhuman ability or are themselves supernatural beings). Plus is not like he is always useless, striking one of the most solid hits against [[spoiler:Glory, the BigBad of the fifth season, by attacking her with a construction wrecking ball]]. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the seventh season, with a speech he gives to Dawn, who herself at this point has become another UnchosenOne since the end of her MacGuffinGirl plot from the fifth season, in which he almost calls the trope by name:

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** Played straight however with Xander, who despite being a somewhat nerdish guy who's vastly outclassed constantly, gets swept into Buffy's larger than life MonsterOfTheWeek/[[ApocalypseHow Apocalypse of the Year]] situations, and continues to help her to the best of [[MugglePower his abilities]]. At one point in the third season he even passes on the opportunity to become a supernatural being ([[OurZombiesareDifferent a zombie]]), realizing the group needs [[BadassNormal someone normal]] (keep in mind at this point most of his friends have displayed some sort of superhuman ability or are themselves supernatural beings). Plus is not like he is always useless, striking one of the most solid hits against [[spoiler:Glory, the BigBad of the fifth season, by attacking her with a construction wrecking ball]]. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the seventh season, with a speech he gives to Dawn, who herself at this point has become another UnchosenOne since the end of her MacGuffinGirl plot from the fifth season, in which he almost calls the trope by name:
20th Dec '15 8:52:38 PM n0321
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* Amuro Ray in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', as a civilian, is not supposed to interfere with the warfare in Side 7, but he decides to get on the titular Gundam to kick Zeon's asses. As the story progresses, he goes on maturing as a soldier with his own willpower and the support from the White Base crew and ultimately becomes a hero and source of inspiration to the Federation, as well as a [[MookHorrorShow nightmare for any Zeon pilot]] he went up against (they did take to calling him the "[[RedBaron White Devil]]").

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* Amuro Ray in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', as a civilian, is not supposed to interfere with the warfare in Side 7, but he decides to get on the titular Gundam to kick Zeon's asses. As the story progresses, he goes on maturing as a soldier with his own willpower and the support from the White Base crew and ultimately becomes a hero and source of inspiration to the Earth and the Federation, as well as a [[MookHorrorShow nightmare for any Zeon pilot]] he went goes up against (they did take (up to the point of calling him the "[[RedBaron White Devil]]").
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