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"Haven't you heard the legends? I'm not a regular human anymore."
Avatar Wan, The Legend of Korra

"Avatar Wan became a legend for who he was, not what he was."

"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!"

Twilight: Yes, but... you know that I'm the only one that can find the cure.  You can't help them.
Lero: That, I take as a challenge, my dear Miss Sparkle.

Dawn: I guess I kinda lost my head when I thought I was the slayer.
Xander: You thought you were all special. Miss Sunnydale 2003. And the minute you found out you weren't, you handed the crown to Amanda without a moment's pause. You gave her your power.
Dawn: The power wasn't mine.
Xander: They'll never know how tough it is, Dawnie, to be the one who isn't chosen. To live so near to the spotlight and never step in it. But I know. I see more than anybody realizes because nobody's watching me. I saw you last night. I see you working here today. You're not special. You're extraordinary.

Luke: Where are you from?
Rey: Nowhere.
Luke: No one's from nowhere.
Rey: Jakku.
Luke: All right, that is pretty much nowhere.

Kylo Ren: Do you want to know the truth about your parents? Or have you always known? Have you just hidden it away? You know the truth. Say it. Say it.
Rey: They were nobody.
Kylo Ren: They were filthy junk traders, who sold you off for drinking money. They're dead, in a pauper's grave in the Jakku desert. You have no place in this story. You come from nothing. You're nothing. ...But not to me.

I did not cause you to be one of the six. You were...a happy accident. An unwitting contribution from the human race to its own survival.
The Ellimist to Rachel, Animorphs

Edward Grey: Listen, old man, your counsel was useful, I'll be the first to admit. But must your every utterance be so cryptic? Speak plainly for once. Why did you insist that I was the only one capable of stopping Giurescu?
Mohlomi: It isn't a matter of being capable. I said that you must be the one to prevent the great evil from awakening. There was a lesson for you to learn. One that you will need in the coming days.

Sam: It shouldn't have to be you all the time.
Antimony: It isn't. It's just that this sort of thing happens a lot more often than anyone realizes. There's not a chosen one. There never was. There's just people, all over the world, trying their best to make sure the sun comes up tomorrow. We do the job because we know the job exists, and once you know the job exists, it's hard to pretend it doesn't matter.

Who are you? Are you She-Ra? ...She-Ra’s gone! The sword is broken! So, what do I do now? ...I’m not sorry I did it. I just didn’t know how much I’d miss her. Not just her strength, but I... I guess I liked knowing that I had a destiny. ...But it wasn’t my destiny to be She-Ra, was it? It was random. Light Hope brought me through the portal because she needed to use the weapon. That’s the only reason I’m here. ...I don’t know what my destiny is anymore. But I know my friends need my help. I guess I’ll just figure it out from there. ...Thanks for everything.


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