Is Your Hero A Chosen One?

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Hero Quizzes & Trivia

A Chosen One is a hero that is passively chosen for greatness, rather than one that makes his own destiny. Readers typically find Chosen Ones passive and unimpressive. This 5-minute quiz will help you identify whether your character is a Chosen One and will help you fix him.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is this character born with impressive gifts?  For example, he might have uncommon potential with magic or The Force. 
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

  • 2. 
    Is this character born to a royal or otherwise high-ranking family?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

  • 3. 
    Is this character the subject of a great prophecy?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

  • 4. 
    Is this character selected from an early age for his task?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

  • 5. 
    Which of these would you say is more accurate?
    • A. 

      Like Eragon or Peter Parker, my hero is fortunate to receive incredible powers.

    • B. 

      Like Wonderwoman or a Navy SEAL, my hero does something to win her powers and rank.

  • 6. 
    Does this character ever get defeated?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

  • 7. 
    Do you ever put a character in a situation where his preferred method of problem-solving won't work?  For example, maybe the Punisher has to talk his way past a guard instead of shooting the place up.  Or a Jedi has to win a fight without using The Force or his lightsaber. 
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

  • 8. 
    Is your character ever let out of a tight spot by factors beyond his control?  For example, he's about to lose a fight, but someone comes to save him or he discovers new powers. 
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

  • 9. 
    Does your story feature any resurrection?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.