Well, since this individual wouldn't have known who he was until just the right time, then it follows he would have been completely unprepared for it, that's been discussed here ad nauseum. Quoting: !saac
So how exactly would some poor sap, by all means " loser ", prepare for a role like that, how long does it take, and who makes the decision he's " ready " ?
if it is indeed a "divine plan" if such a thing as the divine even exists, then he would have been ready all along, in the core.
a theory is that the higher self takes over, or some other spirit of divine nature, if that is true, then whatever the guy does, has little to no meaning, since he is just a placeholder :p
volunteer to enter this realm of high density to serve as a backdoor/trojan :D
ehh that is not really helpfull to the whole couch-potato savior thingy hehe ;D
and that theory depends on the theory of souls and reincarnation/intent of lifecycle / soul contract or whatever it would be called.
But Im guessing you mean the rags to riches theory ;)
every mans dream right? :D