Prophecy

A 6-post collection

Challenge #02826-G269: Foretold You So

Do you remember the story of how the lord obtained the nickname Bargore the Beloved? -- Anon Guest

[AN: One paranoid search of my entire archive later, I can say that I have to now invent Bargore :D My thanks to a Tumblr post I cannot immediately unearth for the plotline of today's tale]

Some people were never destined to be evil. No matter how many forces turn them that way, no matter the determination of the individual, Fate has other plans. She's vicious that way. For Bargore, it was a destiny of light and glory. Having laid eyes on the light and glorious, he decided to have none of it.

It's rare that people actively decide to be evil. They usually cloak it in other terms, generally projecting so hard that they could be running a lantern show[1] and accusing those who have nothing of cheating to get everything. They believe - or say they believe - that they are doing good. Not Bargore. Bargore chose to do all the bad things.

He started at six, shortly after hearing the prophecy and deciding to rebel against it in the most obvious way. The act in question - stealing a treat from a baby. Definitely evil for sure. His victim was a well-dressed child just past toddlerhood, and the treat was a warm sweet-bean dumpling that he snatched and tossed at a street dog, which ate it.

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Challenge #02545-F355: Up to Interpretation

"A blade forged of the blood of my prey" does not necessarily mean humans!

the Chosen One runs off to a become a butcher while the apparition sputters angrily -- Gallifreya

Prophecies are funny things. When a child is born, they are lucky to get a prophecy that seems straightforward enough, until the inevitable twist at the end. A son prophesied to see the end of his father may only be there to witness those final moments, but if the father attempts

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Challenge #02448-F258: Butsuri Mage

There is a famous or infamous trends that been happening in the anime community of people going to other worlds and become the most broken character in the series, called the isekai genre. So let set this up. You've been transported to another world. You had been studying some post grad physics and know a thing or two about the world. But in this world, there's magic and it is heavily influenced by how the world works in yours. Soon enough you

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Challenge #02439-F249: All Perfectly Reasonable

Just because I have demonic powers doesn’t mean that I’m a bad guy, and I have valid reason murdering 36 people. -- Anon Guest

"Was it the voices?" said Lady Anthe.

The Warlock smiled. "You mock me, but you can't understand. Ardnassac can remember the future, so he bids me to alter it for a better world. There's so much disaster that each and every one of those people could have caused. Averted now." A smile that was so deep

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Challenge #01644-D183: The Hero's Third Hand

"Hah! And what can you possibly do? We have already defeated the Destined Hero!"

"Not Destined, but gonna be a Hero anyway!" -- RecklessPrudence

The thief arrived in the Evil Sorcerer's tower two minutes too late. Just in time to watch the Hero Foretold breathe his last. Just in time to hear the Evil Sorcerer laugh malevolently at the sight of the unforetold corpse. There were no tears. There was no sorrow. Just a quickly-rising rage.

"The hero foretold to bring my

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December 23, 2012

Some say it’s the end of the world. Some say it’s a new beginning. I like the latter. Namely, because people of all kidneys have been predicting the end of the world since time immemorial and not one of them got it right.

So. Here’s a few of my predictions for that particular day.

1) Squid-all nothing/business as usual. Yup. It’s going to be just another day when the world didn’t

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