History Main / TheUnchosenOne

13th Jan '17 9:09:35 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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]].

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.
20th Dec '16 3:44:29 PM Prometheus117
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The mages of ''Manga/FairyTail'' aren't chosen or even favored by the powers that be like the Magic Council. They just happen to be the people who brought down two of the three pillars of the [[BigBadDuumvirate Balam Alliance]] and were pivotal to the resolution of the Dragon Attack on Fiore. [[DestructiveSaviour Through massive property damage.]]

to:

* The mages of ''Manga/FairyTail'' aren't chosen or even favored by the powers that be like the Magic Council. They just happen to be the people who brought down two of the three pillars of the [[BigBadDuumvirate Balam Alliance]] and Alliance]], were pivotal to the resolution of the Dragon Attack on Fiore.Fiore, and are now leading the defense of Ishgar against the might of the [[TheEmpire Alvarez Empire]]. [[DestructiveSaviour Through massive property damage.]]
20th Dec '16 3:37:30 PM Prometheus117
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.]]

to:

** 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, Vendrick; slain the four Great Ones who are reincarnations of the lords of old, old; acquired the crowns of the Sunken King, Old Iron King, and Ivory King, and Vendrick himself; killed a Child several Children of Dark and an EldritchAbomination (and potentially an [[BonusBoss Ancient Dragon]]) Dragon]]); proved yourself to [[EldritchAbomination Vendrick's twisted brother Aldia]]; and either ''become the true monarch of Drangleic'', for good or ill.ill, or abandoned the throne to search for another way to end the curse with no guarantee of reward just like Vendrick and Aldia before you.]]
15th Dec '16 11:38:03 AM pinkdalek
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Cloud absorbs the memories and skills of the more competent, [[IdealHero heroic]] and glamorous Zack, who got shot [[PosthumousCharacter before the game started]], and would have been a much better candidate for an {{Eastern RPG}} hero. By the time Cloud unpacks his memories, the angle of his rival Sephiroth being his EvilCounterpart is dispensed with, and Cloud continues on his quest 'without pretending' out of a genuine desire to save the world (from a mess [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he was partially responsible for]]).
14th Dec '16 6:57:48 AM MyFinalEdits
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/The39Clues'', Amy and Dan Cahill belong to the [[spoiler: Madrigal branch of the family, founded by the fifth Cahill child, Madeline, who was born after the fire that caused the family to split up. She never got a serum, so her descendants are ''not'' blessed with SuperpowerfulGenetics like the four main branches]].

to:

* In ''Literature/The39Clues'', ''Literature/The39Clues'':
**
Amy and Dan Cahill belong to the [[spoiler: Madrigal branch of the family, founded by the fifth Cahill child, Madeline, who was born after the fire that caused the family to split up. She never got a serum, so her descendants are ''not'' blessed with SuperpowerfulGenetics like the four main branches]].
13th Dec '16 11:35:35 PM AnonFangeekGirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/39Clues'' Amy and Dan Cahill belong to the [[spoiler: Madrigal branch of the family, founded by the fifth Cahill child, Madeline, who was born after the fire that caused the family to split up. She never got a serum, so her descendants are ''not'' blessed with SuperpowerfulGenetics]].

to:

* In ''Literature/39Clues'' ''Literature/The39Clues'', Amy and Dan Cahill belong to the [[spoiler: Madrigal branch of the family, founded by the fifth Cahill child, Madeline, who was born after the fire that caused the family to split up. She never got a serum, so her descendants are ''not'' blessed with SuperpowerfulGenetics]].SuperpowerfulGenetics like the four main branches]].
13th Dec '16 11:34:34 PM AnonFangeekGirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Literature/39Clues'' Amy and Dan Cahill belong to the [[spoiler: Madrigal branch of the family, founded by the fifth Cahill child, Madeline, who was born after the fire that caused the family to split up. She never got a serum, so her descendants are ''not'' blessed with SuperpowerfulGenetics]].
** In ''Into the Gauntlet'', Amy and Dan theorize that Creator/WilliamShakespeare was a Janus (the 'artistic genius' branch of the family). He wasn't, [[spoiler: he was a Madrigal]].
9th Dec '16 3:27:12 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Almond from ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' is [[BadAss truly hero material]], while her brother Cucumber is rather bookish and has never held a sword in his life. However, it is Cucumber who becomes the [[TheChosenOne Legendary Hero]] and Almond is supposed to stay home and be the damsel in distress, like the many younger sisters of the Legendary Heroes before Cucumber. Instead, she follows her brother on his journey and is determined to beat [[BigBad The Nightmare Knight]] herself, even offering to handle the quest herself. While impulsive and [[BloodKnight eager to fight]], she is a capable fighter and has already decimated one of the eight Disaster Masters.

to:

* Almond from ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' is [[BadAss truly hero material]], material, while her brother Cucumber is rather bookish and has never held a sword in his life. However, it is Cucumber who becomes the [[TheChosenOne Legendary Hero]] and Almond is supposed to stay home and be the damsel in distress, like the many younger sisters of the Legendary Heroes before Cucumber. Instead, she follows her brother on his journey and is determined to beat [[BigBad The Nightmare Knight]] herself, even offering to handle the quest herself. While impulsive and [[BloodKnight eager to fight]], she is a capable fighter and has already decimated one of the eight Disaster Masters.
This list shows the last 10 events of 379. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheUnchosenOne