Thought this ought to be a fun thread. Just list various tropes and describe how your work plays with them! :)
The Chosen One
: The identity of "The Chosen One
" is determined by a prophecy, or by any other particularly mystical means. His identity is determined by a board of magic-assisted statisticians. At any given time, The Chosen One
is the person who is most likely to save the world in the event that a world-ending threat occurs. When the protagonist first learns of the existence of The Chosen One
, the protagonist himself is The Second Choice, ie, the person who is second-most-likely to save the world in the event of a world-ending threat.