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14th Sep '16 1:46:23 PM leraluna
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' [[PosthumousCharacter Rhaegar Targaryen]] read once a prophecy that convinced him he was TheChosenOne. Later in his life he changed his mind and thought the Prince That Was Promised was his son Aegon, or rather well TheChosenMany were his children, since he claimed that "the dragon must have three heads". [[spoiler: It could have been a huge plot point since it's revealed that his wife couldn't get pregnant again after the second child, ''so'' it could have been the reason of his abduction of Lyanna Stark. It's rather ironic that he could have been cheated by prophecies once more if TheChosenOne was his second son all along, or his yet-to-born ''sister''.]]

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' [[PosthumousCharacter Rhaegar Targaryen]] read once a prophecy that convinced him he was TheChosenOne. Later in his life he changed his mind and thought the Prince That Was Promised was his son Aegon, or rather well TheChosenMany were his children, since he claimed that "the dragon must have three heads". [[spoiler: It could have been a huge plot point since it's revealed that his wife couldn't get pregnant again after the second child, ''so'' it could have been the reason of his abduction of Lyanna Stark. It's rather ironic that he could have been cheated by prophecies once more if TheChosenOne was his second son child with Lyanna all along, or his yet-to-born ''sister''.]]
14th Sep '16 1:44:59 PM leraluna
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' [[PosthumousCharacter Rhaegar Targaryen]] read once a prophecy that convinced him he was TheChosenOne. Later in his life he changed his mind and thought the Prince That Was Promised was his firstborn Aegon, or rather well TheChosenMany were his children, since he claimed that "the dragon must have three heads". [[spoiler: It could have been a huge plot point since it's revealed that his wife couldn't get pregnant again after the second child, ''so'' it could have been the reason of his abduction of Lyanna Stark. It's rather ironic that he could have been cheated by prophecies once more if TheChosenOne was his second son all along, or his yet-to-born ''sister''.]]

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' [[PosthumousCharacter Rhaegar Targaryen]] read once a prophecy that convinced him he was TheChosenOne. Later in his life he changed his mind and thought the Prince That Was Promised was his firstborn son Aegon, or rather well TheChosenMany were his children, since he claimed that "the dragon must have three heads". [[spoiler: It could have been a huge plot point since it's revealed that his wife couldn't get pregnant again after the second child, ''so'' it could have been the reason of his abduction of Lyanna Stark. It's rather ironic that he could have been cheated by prophecies once more if TheChosenOne was his second son all along, or his yet-to-born ''sister''.]]
14th Sep '16 1:43:47 PM leraluna
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' [[PosthumousCharacter Rhaegar Targaryen]] read once a prophecy that convinced him he was TheChosenOne. Later in his life he changed his mind and thought the Prince That Was Promised was his firstborn Aegon, or rather well TheChosenMany were his children, since he claimed that "the dragon must have three heads". [[spoiler: It could have been a huge plot point since it's revealed that his wife couldn't get pregnant again after the second child, ''so'' it could have been the reason of his abduction of Lyanna Stark. It's rather ironic that he could have been cheated by prophecies once more if TheChosenOne was his second son all along, or his yet-to-born ''sister''.]]
2nd Sep '16 4:16:56 PM portaljumper339
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** In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', you don't even have the distinction of being a "Chosen Undead", you're just a nameless Hollowing schmuck who came to Drangleic for a cure for the Curse. [[spoiler: By the end you've meted out peace to old King Vendrick, slain the four Great Ones who are reincarnations of the lords of old, acquired the crowns of the Sunken King, Old Iron King, and Ivory King, killed a Child of Dark and an EldritchAbomination (and potentially an [[BonusBoss Ancient Dragon]] and ''become the true monarch of Drangleic'', for good or ill.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', you don't even have the distinction of being a "Chosen Undead", you're just a nameless Hollowing schmuck who came to Drangleic for a cure for the Curse. [[spoiler: By the end you've meted out peace to old King Vendrick, slain the four Great Ones who are reincarnations of the lords of old, acquired the crowns of the Sunken King, Old Iron King, and Ivory King, killed a Child of Dark and an EldritchAbomination (and potentially an [[BonusBoss Ancient Dragon]] Dragon]]) and ''become the true monarch of Drangleic'', for good or ill.]]
2nd Sep '16 4:15:35 PM portaljumper339
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' you came to Yharnam searching for a cure for your illness and something called Paleblood, only to get thrown into the deep end of the Yharnam hunt and its horrors. [[spoiler: By the end you are the most powerful Hunter in the city that has slain countless beasts and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations, gone through ''at least'' three different dream worlds, and have either found an escape, become the new watcher of the Hunter's Dream, or have been transformed into an Old One yourself so you may preside over the Dream and the Nightmare.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' you came to Yharnam searching for a cure for your illness and something called Paleblood, only to get thrown into the deep end of the Yharnam hunt and its horrors. [[spoiler: By the end you are the most powerful Hunter in the city that has slain countless beasts and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations, Abominations]], gone through ''at least'' three different dream worlds, and have either found an escape, become the new watcher of the Hunter's Dream, or have been transformed into an Old One yourself so you may preside over the Dream and the Nightmare.]]
2nd Sep '16 4:11:40 PM portaljumper339
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' you came to Yharnam searching for a cure for your illness and something called Paleblood, only to get thrown into the deep end of the Yharnam hunt and its horrors. [[spoiler: By the end you are the most powerful Hunter in the city that has slain countless beasts and EldritchAbominations, gone through ''at least'' three different dream worlds, and have either found an escape, become the new watcher of the Hunter's Dream, or have been transformed into an Old One yourself so you may preside over the Dream and the Nightmare.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' you came to Yharnam searching for a cure for your illness and something called Paleblood, only to get thrown into the deep end of the Yharnam hunt and its horrors. [[spoiler: By the end you are the most powerful Hunter in the city that has slain countless beasts and EldritchAbominations, [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations, gone through ''at least'' three different dream worlds, and have either found an escape, become the new watcher of the Hunter's Dream, or have been transformed into an Old One yourself so you may preside over the Dream and the Nightmare.]]
2nd Sep '16 4:10:39 PM portaljumper339
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* Creator/FromSoftware seems taken with this trope, as the player characters from ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', all three ''Franchise/DarkSouls'', and ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' are all only special because [[{{Determinator}} they don't die]] when they realistically should. ''VideoGame/DarkSouls1'' plays with this, referring to the player as the "Chosen Undead," but it's eventually revealed that the prophecy they're allegedly fulfilling is a facade and they were merely the first to succeed (out of '''many''' predecessors).

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* Creator/FromSoftware seems taken with this trope, as the player characters from ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', all three ''Franchise/DarkSouls'', ''Franchise/DarkSouls'' games, and ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' are all only special because [[{{Determinator}} they don't die]] when they realistically should. ''VideoGame/DarkSouls1'' plays with this, referring The running theme of the franchise comes down to the player as idea of even the smallest being being able to affect immense change through dogged determination. To wit;
** In ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' you only came to Boletaria due to the promise of treasure and the power of the Soul Arts, only to get lashed to the Nexus for your troubles. [[spoiler: By the end you've killed every powerful Demon and Archdemon in the land and have either lulled the Old One back to sleep or usurped Allant's position as its emissary.]]
** In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'' all you have to go on is the dying word of a fallen knight and the edict to ring a couple of bells. [[spoiler: By the end you've collected a massive bounty of souls, the four Lord Souls possessed by literal ''gods'', and have either sacrificed yourself to the First Flame for the betterment of the Age of Fire or have chosen to let it fade so you can rule the coming Age of Dark.]]
** In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', you don't even have the distinction of being a
"Chosen Undead," but it's eventually revealed Undead", you're just a nameless Hollowing schmuck who came to Drangleic for a cure for the Curse. [[spoiler: By the end you've meted out peace to old King Vendrick, slain the four Great Ones who are reincarnations of the lords of old, acquired the crowns of the Sunken King, Old Iron King, and Ivory King, killed a Child of Dark and an EldritchAbomination (and potentially an [[BonusBoss Ancient Dragon]] and ''become the true monarch of Drangleic'', for good or ill.]]
** In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' you came to Yharnam searching for a cure for your illness and something called Paleblood, only to get thrown into the deep end of the Yharnam hunt and its horrors. [[spoiler: By the end you are the most powerful Hunter in the city
that has slain countless beasts and EldritchAbominations, gone through ''at least'' three different dream worlds, and have either found an escape, become the prophecy they're allegedly fulfilling is a facade new watcher of the Hunter's Dream, or have been transformed into an Old One yourself so you may preside over the Dream and they were merely the first Nightmare.]]
** In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' you are somehow even worse off than being an Undead; you're an Unkindled, a worthless thing unfit even
to succeed (out be cinders to the flame and only being risen because the proper Lords of '''many''' predecessors).
Cinder who Linked the Fire can't or won't anymore. [[spoiler: By the end you've returned the errant Lords to their thrones, dismantled an entire religion dedicated to spreading the Abyss, given final justice to the old gods of Anor Londo for what the Cathedral of the Deep did to them, and either Linked the Fire to prolong the world a tad longer, let the flames die out so that a new world may rise from its ashes naturally, or stolen away the last embers of the First Flame to rise as the unquestioned ruler of Humanity and the Age of Dark as the Lord of Londor.]]

24th Aug '16 1:07:15 AM RacattackForce
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', Ben is surprised, and deeply disappointed, to learn that the Omnitrix had actually been sent to Earth for his grandfather Max, and attached itself to him only by mistake. This is later weakened a little by its creator Azmuth talking about how [[BecauseDestinySaysSo destiny chose Ben]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', Ben is surprised, and deeply disappointed, to learn that the Omnitrix had actually been sent to Earth for his grandfather Max, and attached itself to him only by mistake. This is later weakened a little by its creator Azmuth talking about how [[BecauseDestinySaysSo destiny chose Ben]].may have chosen Ben]]...[[ZigZaggedTrope though this same character doesn't fully accept Ben as the bearer himself]] until the end of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''.
15th Aug '16 3:01:45 AM Sonofstranger
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*[[spoiler:Lemeza's father, Shorn/Shawn Kosugi]] is this in ''VideoGame/LaMulana''. In the Shrine of the Mother he leaves you a message, stating that he made it to the centre of the ruins of La-Mulana, but was unable to give the FinalBoss a true form, since he was never deemed worthy to hold the Medicine of Life by the Four Sages/Philosophers.
15th Jul '16 3:39:46 PM anybodyever
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* Creator/FromSoftware seems taken with this trope, as the player characters from ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', all three ''Franchise/DarkSouls'', and ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' are all only special because [[{{Determinator}} they don't die]] when they realistically should. ''VideoGame/DarkSouls1'' plays with this, referring to the player as the "Chosen Undead," but it's eventually revealed that the prophecy they're allegedly fulfilling is a facade and they were merely the first to succeed (out of '''many''' predecessors).
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