"Okay then. The destiny didn't work with the Chosen One. So I'll do it instead."
—Deeba, Un Lun Dun
Harry: But, sir, it all comes to the same thing, doesn't it? I've got to try and kill him, or—
Dumbledore: Got to? Of course you've got to! But not because of the prophecy! Because you, yourself, will never rest until you've tried! We both know it! Imagine, please, just for a moment, that you had never heard the prophecy! How would you feel about Voldemort now? Think!
Harry: I'd want him finished. And I'd want to do it.
"I know the Keyblade didn't choose me. And I don't care. I'm proud to be a small part of something greater. The people it did choose. My friends. They are my power!"
Xander: "They'll never know how much harder it is — to be the one who wasn't chosen."
Dawn: I just thought... I thought I was -
Xander: You thought you were special. And the minute you found out that you weren't, you handed the sword to the girl who was, without a second thought. Dawn, I've been friends with Buffy for seven years. I see a lot more than anyone knows, because... well, because no one's watching me. I saw you last night. I see you working here today. And, Dawn: you're not special. You're extraordinary."
— Buffy the Vampire Slayer