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15th Mar '17 1:15:47 PM KizunaTallis
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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 In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' "Wishology" Trilogy, Timmy is assumed to be the Chosen One who needed to will defeat the Darkness, but ''after'' he (first) defeats it 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]].
11th Mar '17 12:04:48 PM Vi47
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* Godzilla Junior is this amongst the benign kaiju in ''Fanfic/TheBridge''. All of his teammates and allies had some sort of destiny or miraculous origin behind their being; Mothra is the heiress of a bloodline of protectors stretching back millions of years, Anguirus and Rodan are both artificial creatures created with elemental powers to serve as Guardian Beasts against the BigBad, etc. Junior? Just a random mutated dinosaur who was [[UpbringingMakesTheHero raised]] by a [[MotherlyScientist unremarkable but kindly biologist]]. And yet with his randomly given powers and sheer force of will, he's grown up to be on of Terra's champions.
6th Mar '17 9:12:45 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'', it's ultimately revealed that [[spoiler:Victoria is this, while Mahanon may actually be TheChosenOne. She only touched the orb which made them both the Heralds of Andraste because he was holding it and it seemed to be hurting him.]] This discovery prompts a CrisisOfFaith which is not easily resolved.



* In ''Film/{{Willow}}'', the then-infant princess Elora Danan is prophesied to destroy the [[EvilOverlord evil queen]] Bavmorda. However, it is Willow and others striving to protect the princess who stop her. On the other hand, novels that continue the story after the movie play TheChosenOne straight, as Bavmorda returns and now-grown Elora Danan must fulfill her original destiny.

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* In ''Film/{{Willow}}'', the then-infant princess Elora Danan is prophesied to destroy the [[EvilOverlord evil queen]] Bavmorda. However, it is Willow and others striving to protect the princess who actually stop her. On the other hand, novels that continue the story after the movie play TheChosenOne straight, as Bavmorda returns and the now-grown Elora Danan must fulfill her original destiny.
27th Feb '17 12:37:12 PM Polokun
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* In ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', it comes off at first that there's just a Chosen One based on all the tablets that Lemeza comes across in the ruins, but it turns out to be this trope instead when Lemeza finds a tablet basically stating that just by getting THAT far in the ruins past all the puzzles and monsters on your own means you're the chosen one. So it's both tropes at the same time.
31st Jan '17 11:04:57 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''Lamia Daughter Quest'', the Chosen Ones of Citadel kingdom are the Lightbringers, who will come together, face a Shaper of Darkness, and perform a HeroicSacrifice to defeat it. Ssen Patrick and her RagtagBunchOfMisfits are not Lightbringers, but they do manage to be in the right place at the right time to defeat threats the Lightbringers were supposed to thwart. [[spoiler: Though the Lightbringers are not actual chosen ones- they're actually victims of an elaborate form of human sacrifice designed to keep Citadel alive. The Dawnchasers being Unchosen Ones and distrupting the Lightbringers' story was a massive SpannerInTheWorks for them.]]
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23rd Jan '17 1:42:31 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The Demon Hunter is a definite Unchosen One, especially in comparison to the other classes. They arrive in Tristram for the sole purpose of killing demons - there is no prophecy or divine mandate guiding them. Similarly, their order has no grand history or patron deity, but instead is bound by a shared hatred of the demonic.
*** The difference between the protagonists shows up in ''Reaper of Souls'' when each class meets a ghost who aids them. For the other classes the ghost is a mentor, ancestor, and even a spirit guide. The Demon Hunter instead meets their sister, whose death as a child drove them to the order.

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** The Demon Hunter is a definite Unchosen One, especially in comparison to the other classes. They arrive in Tristram for the sole purpose of killing demons - there is no prophecy or divine mandate guiding them. Similarly, their order has no grand history or patron deity, but instead is bound by a shared hatred of the demonic.
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demonic. The difference between the protagonists shows up in ''Reaper of Souls'' when each class meets a ghost who aids them. For the other classes the ghost is a mentor, ancestor, and even a spirit guide. The Demon Hunter instead meets their sister, whose death as a child drove them to the order.
22nd Jan '17 9:44:55 PM TSBasilisk
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** Among the protagonists, the Demon Hunter is the most clear Unchosen One. Demon Hunters are those who survived demon attacks and have dedicated their lives to slaying demons - they have no greater calling or divine mandate, simply a need to kill demons. The Demon Hunter who goes to Tristram does so solely to kill demons; there is no prophecy or greater purpose driving them. This shows up in ''Reaper of Souls'', where the other classes meet a ghost who aids them, they find their mentors, predecessors, and even a spirit guide. The Demon Hunter finds their young sister.

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** Among the protagonists, the Demon Hunter is the most clear Unchosen One. Demon Hunters are those who survived demon attacks and have dedicated their lives to slaying demons - they have no greater calling or divine mandate, simply a need to kill demons. The Demon Hunter who goes is a definite Unchosen One, especially in comparison to the other classes. They arrive in Tristram does so solely to kill demons; for the sole purpose of killing demons - there is no prophecy or greater purpose driving divine mandate guiding them. This Similarly, their order has no grand history or patron deity, but instead is bound by a shared hatred of the demonic.
*** The difference between the protagonists
shows up in ''Reaper of Souls'', where Souls'' when each class meets a ghost who aids them. For the other classes meet a the ghost who aids them, they find their mentors, predecessors, is a mentor, ancestor, and even a spirit guide. The Demon Hunter finds instead meets their young sister.sister, whose death as a child drove them to the order.
13th Jan '17 9:09:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''SirAproposOfNothing'', where Apropos thinks he is this and hijacks the call, only to find... he was the Chosen One after all. It's complicated.
* Brandon Sanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy just loves to play with this trope. Kelsier, Vin, and Elend were just the people around who were able to do the job. [[spoiler:And, of course, were helped by the Big Bad.]] In fact, just about every good guy in the trilogy could be said to be an Unchosen One with the exception of [[spoiler:Sazed]].

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* Subverted in ''SirAproposOfNothing'', ''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing'', where Apropos thinks he is this and hijacks the call, only to find... he was the Chosen One after all. It's complicated.
* Brandon Sanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy just loves to play with this trope. Kelsier, Vin, and Elend were just the people around who were able to do the job. [[spoiler:And, of course, were helped by the Big Bad.]] In fact, just about every good guy in the trilogy could be said to be an Unchosen One with the exception of [[spoiler:Sazed]].
26th Dec '16 11:00:25 PM Toadofsteel
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** In ''[[TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', you aren't the chosen one; [[spoiler: Martin Septim is,]] though at the beginning it is slightly hinted that fate did want you to become wrapped up in the series of events.

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** In ''[[TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', you aren't the chosen one; [[spoiler: Martin Septim is,]] though at the beginning it is slightly hinted that fate did want you to become wrapped up in the series of events. Dialogue in ''[[TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' would seem to indicate that you are actually the HeroOfAnotherStory when it comes to Oblivion's main questline, and that your own story is actually the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion.
21st Dec '16 11:18:49 AM Xtifr
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* Taran, the protagonist of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' becomes involved in a war for control of his homeland because he went chasing after a runaway pig and came face to face with the series' resident SupportingLeader, Prince Gwydion. He slowly works his way up from being a TagAlongKid to a BadAssNormal warrior and the equivalent of a general and eventually [[spoiler:the High King of Prydain]] because he heeds the advice of his mentors and refuses to give up on causes he believes in.

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* Taran, the protagonist of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' becomes involved in a war for control of his homeland because he went chasing after a runaway pig and came face to face with the series' resident SupportingLeader, Prince Gwydion. He slowly works his way up from being a TagAlongKid to a BadAssNormal warrior and the equivalent of a general and eventually [[spoiler:the High King of Prydain]] because he heeds the advice of his mentors and refuses to give up on causes he believes in.
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