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Chosen One Syndrome:

 1 Gralien, Tue, 15th Feb '11 10:17:54 PM from Frostbite Falls
Evolutionary Byproduct
I've seen a lot of Tropes that relate to this, but I'm not seeing a, how shall I put this, Definitive Article. It's like Designated Hero, Moral Myopia, Protagonist-Centered Morality, The Unfettered, and a few others all rolled into one. The Hero is somehow special, and therefore (in their own eyes, at least) always right. Therefore, they can do whatever they want, even if it's what the "evil enemy" is doing, because it's bad when the bad guys do it, because they're bad, but when the good guy does it it's good, because the good guy is special. Also, since The Chosen One is special and always right, they don't have to care about the consequences of their actions or take responsibility for them. And since The Chosen One is synonymous with the Objective, Universal, Hard-Coded-Into-The-Fabric-Of-Reality definition of Good, everyone who likes The Chosen One and does what The Chosen One says is good, and anyone who doesn't is Evil. You'll probably say this is just a Mary Sue, but I'm thinking of when the character is meant as a threat or a danger to themselves, rather than actually being right.
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 3 Deboss, Tue, 15th Feb '11 11:45:31 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Read the stickied threads.
Here we go again...
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