"I love the chosen one!
Loving him is lots of fun.
We love the chosen!
Not as much as me."
"Know this: You are the right one, in the right place, at the right time."
—Babylon 5, "Comes the Inquisitor"
Tsun: By what right do you seek entrance to the Hall of Valor?
Player: By right of birth. I am Dragonborn.
We've watched while the stars burned out, and creation played in reverse. The universe freezing in half light. Once I thought to escape. To end the end a master, step out of the path of collapse. Escape would make us god. Yet I cannot help remember one enigma. A hybrid, elusive destroyer. This is the only mystery I have not solved. The only element unaccounted for. Even S'bhuth is no more, he saved his entire race, but in the end, frozen by despair, he joined the chaos he sought to evade. But you were dead a thousand times. Hopeless encounters successfully won. A man long dead, grafted to machines your builders did not understand. You follow the path, fitting into an infinite pattern. Yours to manipulate, to destroy and rebuild. Now, in the quantum moment before the closure, when all becomes one. One moment left. One point of space and time. I know who you are. You are destiny.
— Durandal, final words, Marathon Infinity
"But it is your journey I am writing about to wish you luck! There will come a day when you will be thrust into another world. And once you arrive, that is only the beginning! You will soon delve even deeper into a realm of Warring Royalty in a Timeless Expanse. A realm of Agents and Exiles and Consorts and Kernelsprites. Of toiling Underlings and slumbering Denizens. A realm where four will gather, the Heir of Breath and Seer of Light, the Knight of Time and Witch of Space, and together they will Ascend."
— Nanna's letter in Homestuck.
"It is written: Only Link can defeat Ganon."
— Gwonam, Link: The Faces of Evil
Obi-Wan: You were the chosen one! It was said you would destroy the Sith, not join them. It was you would bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness.
Anakin: I HATE YOU!!!
Obi-Wan: You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you, but I could not save you.
"You woke up this morning, got yourself a gun. Mama always said you'd be the Chosen One. She said: You're one in a million you've got to burn to shine, but you were born under a bad sign with a blue moon in your eyes..."
In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer.
"Listen, Tempo. That legendary staff is the only hope we've got... And you're the only one who's able to use it!"
— Lyra, HarmoKnight
"None have possessed the strength in previous Cycles. Your own species could be destroyed with a single thought. But you are different. I have witnessed your actions in this Cycle: the destruction of Sovereign; the fall of the Collectors. The Reapers perceive you as a threat. And I must understand why?!"
"I don't find that compelling. It's one of the reasons I dislike the latter Fable games where 'heroism' is a quality unique to a specific bloodline of handsome white people, 'cos it adds this GATTACA-style genetic discrimination subtext to the plot. Where's the drama in someone who has been magically destined to be a hero and save the world, being a hero and saving the world? Far more interesting when someone from common stock has to overcome something and realize their potential. That's why I like Wind Waker Link, because he's just some putz."