Episode #61 – Chosen Ones

The archetype of the hero can come in many different forms, but a common one is the trope where a character is deemed the Chosen one. The idea of the “Chosen One” is most typically found in fantasy fiction; usually a character that is destined for greatness. Destined to be the heroic savior who will one day return the world back to a more peaceful state. In this episode, the panel will examine the idea of Chosen One characters to find commonalities and deconstruct when they work, when they don’t, and what they enjoy about this trope in media.

Credits

Panel:
Zack Slater
Frank Melman (on Twitter)
Tommy Smithereens (on Twitter)
Clifton (on Twitter)

Produced by Zack Slater

Produced/Edited by Clifton (on Twitter)

Engineered by Mike BlueLion209

Music: Arpy – Dan Henig  
Support by RFM – NCM: https://bit.ly/2xGHypM

Episode Notes for Chosen Ones

Yoda won’t train Luke Skywalker from Empire Strikes Back

Luke Skywalker Refuses The Call

Anakin Skywalker Refuses The Call

Ultra Magnus tries to open the Matrix of Leadership from Transformers: The Movie

“The Touch” from Transformers: The Movie Soundtrack  by Stan Bush

“Dare” from Transformers: The Movie Soundtrack by Stan Bush

“Princes of the Universe” from Highlander by Queen 

T’Challa Panther is challenged by Killmonger from Black Panther

Why Steve Rogers from Captain America: The First Avenger

Clip from Superman / Shazam: The Return of Black Adam 

“I’ve got the courage of Billy Batson!” from Young Justice episode “Misplaced”

Opening to Avatar: The Last Airbender

Opening to Avatar: The Last Airbender (Extended)

Opening to The Legend of Korra

“I’m the Avatar, you gotta deal with it!”


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