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Basic Trope: The Hero of the sequel is nothing like The Hero in the original.

  • Straight: In Legend of Troperia, Alice The Chosen One is The Cape. In Legend of Troperia II, Bob the new Chosen One is a Lovable Rogue.
  • Exaggerated: Alice is The Fettered who commands armies in a Real-Time Strategy game whereas Bob is The Unfettered who mows down his foes solo Hack and Slash style.
  • Downplayed: Bob is a Deadpan Snarker, but through his actions he proves he's no less moral and heroic than Alice.
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  • Justified: The prophecy states that while a heroic of remarkable moral character will unite the kingdoms, the hero who preserves the kingdom in its darkest hour will be willing to do things the previous hero would not.
  • Inverted: Bob is The Cape, just like Alice before him.
  • Subverted:
    • Bob's initial characterization is remarkably similar to Alice's...
    • Bob is killed off early on, and is replaced with Charles, who is very similar to Alice.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...Until he solves a riddle she solved the traditional way by Cutting the Knot.
    • Charles is like Alice on the surface, but turns out to have Hidden Depths that make him very different from her in the end.
  • Parodied: In addition to be being decidedly different from her, Bob dislikes Alice so much he keeps her picture on a Dartboard of Hate.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob has a customizable personality, which means he may or may not be like Alice.
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  • Averted: Bob is certainly a different person than Alice, but not so much so that viewers remark on how different they are.
  • Enforced: The prophecy is recurring and the bad guy remains the same so if Bob acted too much like Alice, fans would complain Legends of Troperia II was too similar to Legends of Troperia.
  • Lampshaded: Charlie: "I miss Alice. Alice listened when you gave her advice."
  • Invoked: After Alice dies at the end of Legends of Troperia, Charlie deliberately raises Bob as his own son in such a way he'll be completely different than Alice.
  • Exploited: The monks responsible for discovering The Chosen One ask a series of questions to anyone with potential. If he or she gives the same answer as the previous Chosen One, they know it can't be him or her.
  • Defied: Bob declares that he is his own person, but he'll listen to Alice and learn from her experiences as well.
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  • Discussed: "Once again, we learn to work with The Chosen One and fate throws us a new one so we have to start from scratch again."
  • Conversed: "What would be the point of introducing the new main character Bob if he was just a gender swapped version of Alice? He needed some new qualities to make him stand out."
  • Deconstructed: Bob's approach to heroism causes problems that Alice never had to deal with. While Alice could be dignified and polite, Bob noticeably struggles to make friends (especially in high places) and has a distaste for official business. In addition, he struggles more with making the right choice as a result of being less concerned with principle.
  • Reconstructed: Bob's approach to heroism also gives him more resources to work with, allows him to take down villains that would otherwise become recurring threats and understand the motives of his enemies in greater detail - allowing him to exploit those motives. Bob manages to use these assets along with the limited allies he gains to become just as effective a hero as Alice. As a Lovable Rogue, he is also his own kind of inspiring figure.

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