Playing With / Immune to Fate

Basic Trope: Somebody who can naturally Screw Destiny and Fight Fate.
  • Straight: For some reason, Alice has a natural knack for Screwing Destiny.
  • Exaggerated: The Almaiden is a seer said to be the living incarnation of the goddess who governs destiny, meaning that she knows the fate of all other mortals... save for a handful of outliers like Alice.
  • Downplayed: The seer in Alice's village tells each member what they are fated to pursue as a career. Alice, lacking a fate, defies this tradition but the seer can still give a vague picture or broader advice than normal
  • Justified:
    • Alice's birth was the result of minor damage to the Loom of Fate. While it's still functioning properly, it literally doesn't know she exists and can't counterbalance her actions until after the fact.
    • Alice is a Ridiculously Human Robot who has no soul and therefore is not able to be tied to the Loom of Fate.
  • Inverted: A Lice is completely and utterly bound to her fate.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice thinks she is immune to fate, but she's actually just following an older, unknown prophecy...
    • Alice has no set fate of her own, but finds herself powerless to alter the fates of others.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...so when she finds this out, she breaks that one as well.
    • She knew about that prophecy, liked the outcome, and decided to follow it. When the negative parts of it rear their head, she proves this by preventing them.
    • Then she discovers that the more she integrates her own fateless life into theirs, the more she can change. Her Heterosexual Life-Partner might as well be immune to fate since they're inseparable.
  • Parodied: This is is explicitly a perk of becoming a main character, and everyone in that verse is aware of it and actively angling for the lead roles.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice's ability to fight against fate may, in fact, be her destiny. It's a little unclear, and while some of those aware of her knack are convinced this is a sign she's extra special, Alice herself doesn't buy it.
  • Averted: There is no such thing as predetermination or no such thing as being immune to it if it exists.
  • Enforced: A story about someone resigned to fate would create Values Dissonance to a modern audience, so there certain people created to be immune to it.
  • Lampshaded: "Hang on, my scrying abilities get a bit fuzzy when Alice is involved...."
  • Invoked: By working through prophetic loopholes until she finally succeeds, Alice manages to make herself Immune to Fate.
  • Exploited: Someone (Big Good, Big Bad, or someone else) hires Alice to do things that are destined to fail, knowing that she has a chance of success.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • Alice's ability to defy fate attracts the attention of everyone wants to exploit her fate-less nature for their own agenda. By being immune to fate, she thus becomes ensnared by more mundane attempts to control her.
    • Alice's presence causes lasting damage to the Loom of Fate and will eventually destroy it, thus causing The End of the World as We Know It. The Almaiden tries to kill Alice, claiming the Loom's destruction will be the greatest disaster the world has ever known.
    • Alice has no purpose of her own, and all she's good for is preventing others from serving theirs. This is not something to be proud of.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Alice becomes a Spanner in the Works for hire; if she doesn't like the job she'll simply charge a fee she knows they can't pay.
    • The Loom is destroyed by Alice's presence and all mortals are freed from their fates. The Almaiden is now unable to see the future of any being, which is the disaster she predicted. Indeed the end of the world as we know it.
    • Alice's purpose is helping others chose their own purpose. If they're okay with what Fate has planned for them, she moves on to the next person.
  • Played For Laughs: Alice is aware of her ability, and shamelessly flaunts it to get out of frivolous concerns — like skipping school to hit the mall because she's "avoiding that boring fate of being stuck in class all day!"
  • Played For Drama: The Almaiden decides that any anomalies like Alice must be eliminated in order for fate to run its course smoothly. While she can't see or manipulate Alice's fate directly, she can view and manipulate the fates of all the 'normal people' she contacts, spawning a long and deliberate Witch Hunt...

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