There are certain ways fantasy has to be written. It's clear in every piece of it you pick up. But why can't authors break the rules? The answer is obvious - the Guardian of Fantasy.
Yes, we all want to write a world that has that medieval feel to it. But the problem with that is that we all want to write a world that has that medieval feel to it, and this is creating a large amount of fiction with that medieval feel to it.
One of my favorite things about the Percy Jackson world is the leeway fanfiction authors have with original characters and minor characters. One of the things I have the most fun with is what powers other characters from other cabins would have. So, instead of letting the ideas keep bouncing around in my head, I decided to make a list:
If it wasn't for the prophecy, there is a good chance Harry wouldn't have been a part of Voldemort's demise at all, though he no doubt would have fought against him. What makes him so special, so much more vital than the other students who fought Voldemort was the prophecy.