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Warning: Spoilers Below In the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson, there is a double misdirection regarding the driving prophesy surrounding the identity of the "Hero of Ages". Some excerpts of the prophesy are as follows: The Hero of Ages shall be not a man, but a force. No nation may claim him, no woman shall keep him, and no king may slay him....


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Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series is basically revolving around the concept of a "chosen one", and some people sincerely, but wrongly believing that they are the "Dragon Reborn". Usual "chosen one" trope involves the protagonist who is truly the chosen one, and sometimes other people who are knowingly trying to steal that ...


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A Few Ideas: Letter of crucifixion: The character's name starts with a T, but no one names their kids with a T, because children with T names are killed by some power trying to prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled. The reincarnation is supposed to have a name starting with "the letter of crucifiction". In reality, the crucifixion under ...


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There are several writing tropes oriented around misinterpreting prophecies or signs of "Chosen Ones" that may give you some ideas. Prophecy Twist - The prophecy comes true as it was written, but in an unexpected way, and the signs didn't mean what everyone thought they meant. The classic example is Lord of the Rings, when the Witch-King ...


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