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01:21:55 PM Sep 13th 2013
  • The Chosen One: In the end, Michael sees Harry as such. This is because it was Harry who found the Shroud every time in Chicago, Harry who understood the magic behind Nicodemus's plot, Harry who realized Father Vincent was a Denarian in disguise, Harry who had the contacts not just with the police but Marcone to prove an effective thorn in Nicodemus' side, and in the end Harry who helped stop Nicodemus' plot to infect Michael's youngest child with a shadow of a Fallen at the cost of becoming infected himself.

All right, excluding the last part, how is Harry not the Chosen One in this book? An angelic prophecy basically said he would be needed to save the world, and he was.
01:37:03 PM Sep 13th 2013
Harry was just the right person in the right place at the right time, but The Chosen One is a much more lofty trope—if Harry is The Chosen One for this, then John Mc Lane is The Chosen One in Die Hard.

The Chosen One is more...like Harry being the golden child who's supposed to bring peace to the world. Being the right guy in one crisis doesn't make him The Chosen One. It's about what a character is, not just that there was a prophecy they'd save the world.
02:40:13 PM Sep 13th 2013
Hmm. I thought the title could have been a lower level. Michael can be called a Chosen One for being a Knight of the Cross after all. He was someone given a choice by God to take up the sword or not. Likewise, if the prophecy had been known in whole, Harry would have had the same choice.
03:15:48 PM Sep 16th 2013
The Chosen One is not about the person being given the choice. And it wasn't even an ancient prophecy, it was a prophecy that was made, like, the week before.
04:14:06 PM Sep 16th 2013
All right. I can accept that logic.
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