i hate the thing a lot of fantasy settings do where there’s some prophecy that declares some dude is the chosen dude fated to defeat the evil dude. it leaves me wanting any of these 8 things to happen:
1. the prophecy turns out to be entirely false and evil dude mocks the "chosen" dude for his delusions of grandeur before killing him. fast-forward 10 years where the failed hero’s son/daughter is rising up against the villain for revenge.
2. someone at least questions the absurdity of following the unlikely instructions of some vague thing because reasons.
3. the "chosen" one says fuck this shit i’m out
and goes home and nothing more comes of him. an entirely different character goes on the adventure and saves the day and it’s acknowledged that the prophecy was full of shit.
4. while the "chosen" dude does
in fact save the day, it’s revealed the "prophecy" was entirely coincidental. yes this happened in the lego movie but i keep it on this list as a memento.
5. the prophecy was written by an evil person
who wanted to prevent the evil dude who is actually a good if dickish person
from actually saving the world, and now the "chosen one" has to clean up his mess. sort of like golden sun, but with a deliberate prophecy that was guiding him.
6. the prophecy was correct, but referred to a completely different villain. while the "chosen one" was busy fighting evil dude, "even more evil dude" got busy and destroyed the world.
7. evil dude is a former "chosen one" himself who got sick of following fate and wants to destroy prophecies for the sake of free will.
8. chosen one and evil dude are both
following two separate prophecies that demand they fight the other guy. neither person is actually bad or has any interest in saving / destroying the world outside their obligation to follow the prophecy.