The circumstance that the user is given powers related to their role in the fulfillment of a particular goal by an external, but in-story entity, such as a god or sorcerer. These powers can vary according to the world itself.
Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel) is the chosen champion of the Powers That Be.
The Lantern Corps (DC Comics), with exception of the parasitic Indigo, Orange, and Black lights, choose their wielders based upon their internal characteristics, and rely on those characteristics for power.
Buddy Baker (DC Comics) serves as the Animal Man, protector of the avatar of the Red, the embodiment of all animal life on Earth in the DCnU.
The Arcane family (DC Comics) serves as the most recent avatars of the Rot, the force of decay in the DCnU.
Solomon Grundy (DC Comics) serves as the agent of the Grey, the agent of decay in Earth 2 of the DCnU.
Matango (DC Comics) serves as the agent of the Grey, the force of fungal decay on the pre-New 52 DC Universe.
The Swamp Thing (DC Comics) serves as the primary avatar of the Green, the manifestation of all plant life on Earth in the DC Universe.
Ash Williams (Evil Dead) is the chosen one, destined to fight and defeat the Necronomicon and its demons.
Kratos (God of War) is the "Marked Warrior", prophecised to destroy Olympus.
Wielders of the Keyblades (Kingdom Hearts) are chosen by previous wielders, along with their Strong Heart, in order to wield the powerful weapons in the fight for Kingdom Hearts.
The Fateless One (Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning) was chosen by Tirnoch as the being to free her from imprisonment, and thus resurrected and stripped of the ties of fate that would keep that from happening.
Kain (Legacy of Kain) is the Scion of Balance, destined to restore order and Balance to the land of Nosgoth.
The Master Sword (Legend of Zelda series) can only be wielded by a hero that is "pure of heart and strong of body" and represents power, wisdom, and courage.
Mjolnir (Marvel Comics) has a Worthiness Enchantment which grants the powers of Thor to any who are worthy of it.
The Worthy (Marvel Comics) were eight super humans of who were possessed by the spirits of eight Asgardian hammers, giving them amazing strength and other abilities.
As The One, Thomas "Neo" Anderson (The Matrix) was created and chosen by the Architect as a symbol of hope for humanity in the most recent incarnation of The Matrix.
The Elements of Harmony (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) are granted to those who represent honesty, kindness, laughter, generosity, loyalty, and magic.
Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto), the two Children of the Prophecy who created a revolution in the world of ninja.
Clark Kent (Smallville) is the prophesied hero of Krypton.