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7th Apr '18 5:02:52 AM JaneStValentine
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The reasons for this can vary. Perhaps the Chosen One MissedTheCall, or was killed or incapacitated by a [[ScrewDestiny Destiny Screwing]] villain. Or, in a twist, the Chosen One ''is'' the villain and the Unchosen One decides to stop them. If all the prophecies say evil will triumph, the Unchosen One's reply would be [[ScrewDestiny "screw that."]] Perhaps they were RefusedByTheCall and decided that they should go on adventuring anyway by their own terms. It could also be nothing more than a simple chance encounter allowing them to intercept the CallToAdventure in place of the real ChosenOne. Every so often, the Unchosen is also a Chosen One who's decided to save the world of their own will, regardless of Fate.

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The reasons for this can vary. Perhaps the Chosen One MissedTheCall, [[MissedTheCall missed]] or [[RefusalOfTheCall refused the call]], or was killed or incapacitated by a [[ScrewDestiny Destiny Screwing]] villain. Or, in a twist, the Chosen One ''is'' the villain and the Unchosen One decides to stop them. If all the prophecies say evil will triumph, the Unchosen One's reply would be [[ScrewDestiny "screw that."]] Perhaps they were RefusedByTheCall and decided that they should go on adventuring anyway by their own terms. It could also be nothing more than a simple chance encounter allowing them to intercept the CallToAdventure in place of the real ChosenOne. Every so often, the Unchosen is also a Chosen One who's decided to save the world of their own will, regardless of Fate.
3rd Apr '18 7:18:37 PM Toadofsteel
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* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' seems to have followed the ''Diablo'' franchise in this trope as of ''Legacy of the Void''. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the Xel'Naga Prophecy basically includes an AlienNonInterferenceClause, and that the two species (originally thought to be Protoss and Zerg) that are to merge must do so of their own volition. Amon essentially tried to subvert this prophecy by ''making'' those two races into TheChosenOne, and therefore unable to fulfill the prophecy: The Zerg Swarm is unable to assimilate the Protoss, while forcibly merging them creates Hybrid instead of a new generation of Xel'naga. In comes Kerrigan, a powerful Terran psionic (fulfills "Purity of Form", who as of the end of ''Heart of the Swarm'' has had her Zerg essence rebuilt from the ground up with Primal essence untouched by Amon (fulfills "Purity of Essence"). A unique case to Kerrigan in the story of the franchise, as any other Terran psionic in the game would have been killed by the process which Kerrigan underwent (which is why her survival is vital in defeating Amon), however it is implied that Terrans are quickly evolving into psionic ability, and after a few centuries they would begin rivalling even the Protoss.]]

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* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' seems to have followed the ''Diablo'' franchise in this trope as of ''Legacy of the Void''. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the Xel'Naga Prophecy basically includes an AlienNonInterferenceClause, and that the two species (originally thought to be Protoss and Zerg) that are to merge must do so of their own volition. Amon essentially tried to subvert this prophecy by ''making'' those two races into TheChosenOne, and therefore unable to fulfill the prophecy: The Zerg Swarm is unable to assimilate the Protoss, while forcibly merging them creates Hybrid instead of a new generation of Xel'naga. In comes Kerrigan, a powerful Terran psionic (fulfills "Purity of Form", Form"), who as of the end of ''Heart of the Swarm'' has had her Zerg essence rebuilt from the ground up with Primal essence untouched by Amon (fulfills "Purity of Essence"). A unique case to Kerrigan in the story of the franchise, as any other Terran psionic in the game would have been killed by the process which Kerrigan underwent (which is why her survival is vital in defeating Amon), however it is implied that Terrans are quickly evolving into psionic ability, and after a few centuries they would begin rivalling even the Protoss.]]
3rd Apr '18 7:15:06 PM Toadofsteel
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* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' seems to have followed the ''Diablo'' franchise in this trope as of ''Legacy of the Void''. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the Xel'Naga Prophecy basically includes an AlienNonInterferenceClause, and that the two species (originally thought to be Protoss and Zerg) that are to merge must do so of their own volition. Amon essentially tried to subvert this prophecy by ''making'' those two races into TheChosenOne, and therefore unable to fulfill the prophecy: The Zerg Swarm is unable to assimilate the Protoss, while forcibly merging them creates Hybrid instead of a new generation of Xel'naga. In comes Kerrigan, a powerful Terran psionic (fulfills "Purity of Form", who as of the end of ''Heart of the Swarm'' has had her Zerg essence rebuilt from the ground up with Primal essence untouched by Amon (fulfills "Purity of Essence"). A unique case to Kerrigan in the story of the franchise, as any other Terran psionic in the game would have been killed by the process which Kerrigan underwent (which is why her survival is vital in defeating Amon), however it is implied that Terrans are quickly evolving into psionic ability, and after a few centuries they would begin rivalling even the Protoss.]]
2nd Apr '18 5:57:21 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Film/KungFuPanda'', [[spoiler:the Dragon Warrior is supposed to be this. There isn’t any secret technique and you’re not really “chosen” by a higher power. The personal growth and training you went through to earn the scroll is the real “secret ingredient” that ensures you meet the criteria to be a Dragon Warrior]]. This is why Po is chosen while Tai Lung isn’t; [[spoiler:Lung’s status as an ArrogantKungFuGuy who had no doubts about himself meant that the scroll and it’s lesson would’ve been meaningless for him.]]

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* In ''Film/KungFuPanda'', [[spoiler:the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', becoming the Dragon Warrior is supposed presented as a matter of destiny, but is revealed to be this. There isn’t fall more into this trope. The reveal of the Dragon Scroll is that [[spoiler:there isn't any secret technique and you’re the Dragon Warrior is not really “chosen” by a higher power. power]]. The personal growth and training you went through to earn the scroll is the real “secret ingredient” that ensures you meet makes up the criteria to be a Dragon Warrior]]. Warrior is [[spoiler: the personal growth and training to earn the scroll in the first place]]. This is why Po is chosen while Tai Lung isn’t; [[spoiler:Lung’s isn’t. Tai Lung’s status as an ArrogantKungFuGuy who had no doubts about himself meant means that the scroll and it’s its lesson would’ve been meaningless for him.]]
2nd Apr '18 10:44:50 AM chopshop
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* In ''Film/KungFuPanda'', [[spoiler:the Dragon Warrior is supposed to be this. There isn’t any secret technique, the scroll purported to contain it is blank, and you’re not really “chosen” by a higher power. The personal growth and training you went through to earn the scroll is the real “secret ingredient” that ensures you meet the criteria to be a Dragon Warrior. This is why Po is chosen while Tai Lung isn’t; Lung’s status as an ArrogantKungFuGuy who had no doubts about himself meant that the scroll and it’s lesson would’ve been meaningless for him.]]

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* In ''Film/KungFuPanda'', [[spoiler:the Dragon Warrior is supposed to be this. There isn’t any secret technique, the scroll purported to contain it is blank, technique and you’re not really “chosen” by a higher power. The personal growth and training you went through to earn the scroll is the real “secret ingredient” that ensures you meet the criteria to be a Dragon Warrior. Warrior]]. This is why Po is chosen while Tai Lung isn’t; Lung’s [[spoiler:Lung’s status as an ArrogantKungFuGuy who had no doubts about himself meant that the scroll and it’s lesson would’ve been meaningless for him.]]
1st Apr '18 5:51:35 PM chopshop
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* In ''Film/KungFuPanda'', [[spoiler:the Dragon Warrior is supposed to be this. There isn’t any secret technique, the scroll purported to contain it is blank, and you’re not really “chosen” by a higher power. The personal growth and training you went through to earn the scroll is the real “secret ingredient” that ensures you meet the criteria to be a Dragon Warrior. This is why Po is chosen while Tai Lung isn’t; Lung’s status as an ArrogantKungFuGuy who had no doubts about himself meant that the scroll and it’s lesson would’ve been meaningless for him.]]
28th Mar '18 5:47:35 PM Rhodes7
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* ''Film/TheFourthWiseMan'': Artaban wishes very much to find the foretold savior and gift him with precious gems, but is delayed tending to a seriously ill man and misses the caravan the other three magi take to Judea. Undaunted, he spends the next several decades trying to find the Christ, except whenever his quest is again interrupted by people in need.
28th Mar '18 10:53:29 AM sgamer82
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** While in ''Videogame/Fallout3'' and ''[[Videogame/Fallout4 4]]'' your character had sort of a destiny, in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas, your character, the Courier, is nobody special beyond being a skilled courier. Your entire story is mainly an accident [[spoiler:given Uysses was supposed to deliver that package, but backed out as he wanted you to do it as a sort of revenge against something [[ButForMeItWasTuesday you don't even know you did]]]]. By total happenstance this puts the Courier in the position to help various factions and give the Mojave to specific people or ultimately thrust it into total anarchy.
** When you talk to Major Dhatri, he asks for your help in taking on several fiend leaders. The only reason you're doing it is because the last mercenary (who is coincidentally still inside Camp McCarran) admits to being afraid being burned alive or raped.

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** While in ''Videogame/Fallout3'' and ''[[Videogame/Fallout4 4]]'' your character had sort of a destiny, in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas, ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', your character, the Courier, is nobody special beyond being a skilled courier. Your entire story is mainly an accident [[spoiler:given Uysses was supposed to deliver that package, but backed out as he wanted you to do it as a sort of revenge against something [[ButForMeItWasTuesday you don't even know you did]]]]. By total happenstance this puts the Courier in the position to help various factions and give the Mojave to specific people or ultimately thrust it into total anarchy.
** When you talk to Major Dhatri, he asks for your help in taking on several fiend leaders. The only reason you're doing it is because the last mercenary (who is coincidentally still inside Camp McCarran) [=McCarran=]) admits to being afraid being burned alive or raped.
28th Mar '18 10:52:28 AM sgamer82
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* While in Videogame/Fallout3 and [[Videogame/Fallout4 4]] your character had sort of a destiny, in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas, your character, The Courier, is nobody special beyond being a skilled courier. Your entire story is mainly an accident [[spoiler:given Uysses was supposed to deliver that package, but backed out as he wanted you to do it as a sort of revenge against something [[ButForMeItWasTuesday you don't even know you did]]]]. By total happenstance this puts The Courier in the position to help various factions and give the Mojave to specific people or ultimately thrust it into total anarchy.

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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''
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While in Videogame/Fallout3 ''Videogame/Fallout3'' and [[Videogame/Fallout4 4]] ''[[Videogame/Fallout4 4]]'' your character had sort of a destiny, in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas, your character, The the Courier, is nobody special beyond being a skilled courier. Your entire story is mainly an accident [[spoiler:given Uysses was supposed to deliver that package, but backed out as he wanted you to do it as a sort of revenge against something [[ButForMeItWasTuesday you don't even know you did]]]]. By total happenstance this puts The the Courier in the position to help various factions and give the Mojave to specific people or ultimately thrust it into total anarchy.
28th Mar '18 8:09:54 AM Malady
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* While in Videogame/Fallout3 and [[Videogame/Fallout4 4]] your character had sort of a destiny, in {{VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas}} your character, The Courier, is nobody special beyond being a skilled courier. Your entire story is mainly an accident [[spoiler:given Uysses was supposed to deliver that package, but backed out as he wanted you to do it as a sort of revenge against something [[ButForMeItWasTuesday you don't even know you did]]]]. By total happenstance this puts The Courier in the position to help various factions and give the Mojave to specific people or ultimately thrust it into total anarchy.

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* While in Videogame/Fallout3 and [[Videogame/Fallout4 4]] your character had sort of a destiny, in {{VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas}} VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas, your character, The Courier, is nobody special beyond being a skilled courier. Your entire story is mainly an accident [[spoiler:given Uysses was supposed to deliver that package, but backed out as he wanted you to do it as a sort of revenge against something [[ButForMeItWasTuesday you don't even know you did]]]]. By total happenstance this puts The Courier in the position to help various factions and give the Mojave to specific people or ultimately thrust it into total anarchy.
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