the chosen one

the chosen one (uncountable)

  1. (authorship, informal) A character in a narrative work, who is predestined to save the world or do some other grand and heroic accomplishment; one who is predestined to become the one
    Many of these fantasy novels feature a main character portrayed as a chosen one who will save everyone else.
    • 1999, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
      Qui-Gon: He... is the Chosen One. He... will bring balance... Train him.

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