Episode 276 Avoiding the Chosen One Character Trope

Episode 276 Avoiding the Chosen one

Today’s Topic No, I am not the Chosen one

The chosen one is a pervasive character trope used in stories, especially fantasy stories.  It a trope I am personally bored with in my fiction.  However, I am not sure if it is because it is so overused or since it is merely that the formula sometimes storytellers are lazy in spicing it up.

So, Join Michael and Jeffery as they look at the chosen one character trope, and brainstorm out some ideas to modify the trope to make it a stand out a little more in a world of millions of stories.

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Podcast Show flow

  • What is the Chosen One and why is it so popular
    • Games
    • Tradition, the Rhythm of storytelling
  • Special Thanks to TV Tropes
  • Alternatives
    • The Megalomaniac
      • The obsession takes them towards the villain
    • The Hated one
      • They are the only one, and everyone hates them for it
    • The Good, Bad, and Ugly
      • They are chosen by more than one side, sooner or later they will have to choose and pay a price(s)
    • The Alliance of Heroes
      • They are important in the story, however, as the larger story they are only a piece of the puzzle
    • The Character Next Door
      • The protagonist lives in the shadow of the

Worldbuilding Task

Create your variant of the Chosen one

Real-world Task

Create daily talking time with your loved one(s)

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