You know the type: he/she's the one, the only one who can save the universe from impending doom. Sometimes -- okay, almost all of the time -- he/she does do grudgingly, only gradually accepting the responsibility of having the fate of all of mankind rest squarely on his/her capable shoulders. This week in M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, a boy with super powers discovers that he's a reincarnated savior tasked with stopping the Fire nation from destroying the world. No small feat for a 12-year-old, but hey -- that's how destiny rolls.

Of course, Aang (Noah Ringer) is in good company. Plenty of reluctant heroes have been chosen to be The One in their respective mythologies. Here are seven of my favorites.
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