The Fourth Wall
"Do you want your life to change?"
"It's going to be harder than what it's supposed to be, is that alright?"
"Okay then, let's start with a giant troll barging in your door in five seconds."
Phan doesn't want to be a prince. He doesn't want to do what every other prince do. He doesn't want to set on the same adventure to solve the same problem. He doesn't want rescue the same princess which is guarded with the same dragon-- Phan wants his story to change.
Phan wants his story to be different, to be unique from all the prince charming who does nothing but to save people, have the perfect wife and live happily ever after. Because that's what everyone do in every other kingdom. Then they're going to be in the same process over and over again.
Phan wants to slay dragons, conquer kingdoms, fight witches, defeat the trolls, go in a dungeon, poop on toilets, set on an adventure that everyone misses! On an adventure that is different.
And he did.
What are you going to do when you find out you're just another adopted character in another makeshift story? What are you gonna do if you find out you're having the same destiny as every other else?
Phan is just another prince in a fairy tale. Just another prince in a book. But then . . . he met the author.