Variation Fate ↔ Destiny

the future path an individual will take

Destiny is the path to a particular fate or through a series of fates. Fates are experiences or conditions one must encounter along the way as one's Destiny directs one's course. The nature of Destiny is such that no matter how much a character is aware of the nature and location of an undesirable fate, nothing he can do is enough to pull him off the path. Characters often try to deny Destiny by jumping to an entirely different path only to discover that all roads lead to Rome.

syn. inescapable path, predetermined trajectory, set direction of the future, inevitable path, unavoidable trajectory