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10th Jun '16 6:29:06 AM Wildstar93
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* The author of ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' [[WordOfGod confirmed]] that choosing [[TheBigGuy Clay]] as the protagonist of the first book was perfect for this reason. Clay has a poor memory for scrolls and details, meaning that he's always hearing information about the ''Wings of Fire'' world for the first time that he remembers clearly.
8th Jun '16 9:44:40 PM Doug86
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* Rick Jones, sidekick to Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk, is an audience surrogate originally created for young baby boomers. He's an ordinary, well meaning teenager, but one who has more of an authority problem than previous teen comics characters.

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* Rick Jones, sidekick to Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk, the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk, is an audience surrogate originally created for young baby boomers. He's an ordinary, well meaning teenager, but one who has more of an authority problem than previous teen comics characters.
28th May '16 7:55:44 AM Hinooka-Homu
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* Main character Homura Hinooka from the [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Type-Moon]] light novel series ''LightNovel/FireGirl''. It's through her that we get to witness how her world works and how and why UNPIEP, aka the Exploration Club exploring the mysterious planet Nutella, came to be in the first place. While having an audience surrogate in the Nasuverse isn't a new thing thanks to the lore and complicated systems there, what makes her stand out from most [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} other]] [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Type]][[VisualNovel/MahouTsukaiNoYoru -Moon]] [[LightNovel/{{DDD}} protagonists]] with her position is that she's the most ''relatable and comparatively normal one from among all of them''.

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* Main character Homura Hinooka from the [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Type-Moon]] light novel series ''LightNovel/FireGirl''. It's through her that we get to witness how her world works adventures and how the grandeur and mechanics of the mysterious planet Imaginary Earth and why UNPIEP, aka the organization the Exploration Club is under, in-charge of exploring the mysterious planet Nutella, said planet, came to be in the first place. While having an audience surrogate in the Nasuverse isn't a new thing thanks to the lore and complicated systems there, what makes her stand out from most [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} other]] [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Type]][[VisualNovel/MahouTsukaiNoYoru -Moon]] [[LightNovel/{{DDD}} protagonists]] with her position is that she's the most ''relatable and comparatively normal one from among all of them''.
24th May '16 9:02:08 PM Doug86
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* In his introduction to ''Literature/TheBookOfLostTales'', Christopher Tolkien supposes that the reason ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' was less popular than ''The Lord of the Rings'' is that it lacked an AudienceSurrogate. In fact, the original draft of ''The Silmarillion'' (the ''Lost Tales'') actually did have an AudienceSurrogate -- a Man named Ælfwine of England to whom the tales of the First Age were narrated by the Elves.

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* In his introduction to ''Literature/TheBookOfLostTales'', Christopher Tolkien supposes that the reason ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' was less popular than ''The Lord of the Rings'' is that it lacked an AudienceSurrogate. In fact, the original draft of ''The Silmarillion'' (the ''Lost Tales'') actually did have an AudienceSurrogate -- a Man named Ælfwine [=Æ=]lfwine of England to whom the tales of the First Age were narrated by the Elves.
23rd May '16 8:56:35 PM Willbyr
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* Main character Homura Hinooka from the [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Type-Moon]] light novel series ''LightNovel/FireGirl''. It's through her that we get to witness how her world works and how and why UNPIEP, aka the Exploration Club exploring the mysterious planet Nutella, came to be in the first place. While having an audience surrogate in the {{Nasuverse}} isn't a new thing thanks to the lore and complicated systems there, what makes her stand out from most [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} other]] [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Type]][[VisualNovel/MahouTsukaiNoYoru -Moon]] [[LightNovel/{{DDD}} protagonists]] with her position is that she's the most ''relatable and comparatively normal one from among all of them''.

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* Main character Homura Hinooka from the [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Type-Moon]] light novel series ''LightNovel/FireGirl''. It's through her that we get to witness how her world works and how and why UNPIEP, aka the Exploration Club exploring the mysterious planet Nutella, came to be in the first place. While having an audience surrogate in the {{Nasuverse}} Nasuverse isn't a new thing thanks to the lore and complicated systems there, what makes her stand out from most [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} other]] [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Type]][[VisualNovel/MahouTsukaiNoYoru -Moon]] [[LightNovel/{{DDD}} protagonists]] with her position is that she's the most ''relatable and comparatively normal one from among all of them''.



* Probably the most well known audience surrogate in comics is also one of the most popular characters, which is largely cited to be ''because'' of how much of an AudienceSurrogate he is: [[{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker, The Amazing Spider-Man]]. His status as this is part of the reason he was created and why he sold so well.

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* Probably the most well known audience surrogate in comics is also one of the most popular characters, which is largely cited to be ''because'' of how much of an AudienceSurrogate he is: [[{{Spider-Man}} [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker, The Amazing Spider-Man]]. His status as this is part of the reason he was created and why he sold so well.
21st May '16 2:58:24 PM AireDaleDogz
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** The only time in the entire series where there's an actual POV shift (i.e. the audience follows another character and Steven isn't aware of what is happening with this character) is most of Garnet's fight against Jasper in "Jail Break".
19th May '16 2:55:45 PM IamTheCaligula
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** The second one is [[spoiler: The Fallen Child who, as an embodiment of completionism and power gaming during the Genocide run, acts similarly to the player. Through The Fallen Child's actions, the player is shown just who they've been acting like: a crazed killer whom the lesser monsters fear and the more powerful ones die fighting heroically. As a bonus, if you decide to go against The Fallen Child, essentially who you were, but only at the last moment, you will be greeted by the same familiar determination, just on the other end of the stick.]]

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** The second one is [[spoiler: The the Fallen Child who, as an embodiment of completionism and power gaming powergaming during the Genocide run, acts similarly to the player. Through The the Fallen Child's actions, the player is shown just who they've been acting like: a crazed killer whom the lesser monsters fear and the more powerful ones die fighting heroically. As a bonus, if you decide to go against The the Fallen Child, essentially who you were, but only at the last moment, you will be greeted by the same familiar determination, just on the other end of the stick.]]
19th May '16 2:13:57 PM IamTheCaligula
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has one, but it's not who you might think. [[spoiler:It's Flowey. For a substantial portion of any run, he projects on Frisk, believing them to be his friend the Fallen Child when they've never actually met; in the True Pacifist run, as Asriel, he plans to reset the entire timeline so he can keep having fun with his "friends;" and in the No Mercy run, he talks about how his own genocidal actions were motivated, in part, by the repetitiveness of helping everyone and the realization that they were all scripted actors. All of this is set up to directly parallel the player's own motivations and actions, especially if they took the anticipated path of doing a True Pacifist run and resetting for No Mercy.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has one, two, but it's they're not who you might think. [[spoiler:It's Flowey. think.
** The first one is [[spoiler:Flowey.
For a substantial portion of any run, he projects on Frisk, believing them to be his friend the Fallen Child when they've never actually met; in the True Pacifist run, as Asriel, he plans to reset the entire timeline so he can keep having fun with his "friends;" and in the No Mercy Genocide run, he talks about how his own genocidal actions were motivated, in part, by the repetitiveness of helping everyone and the realization that they were all scripted actors. All of this is set up to directly parallel the player's own motivations and actions, especially if they took the anticipated path of doing a True Pacifist run and resetting for No Mercy.]] ]]
** The second one is [[spoiler: The Fallen Child who, as an embodiment of completionism and power gaming during the Genocide run, acts similarly to the player. Through The Fallen Child's actions, the player is shown just who they've been acting like: a crazed killer whom the lesser monsters fear and the more powerful ones die fighting heroically. As a bonus, if you decide to go against The Fallen Child, essentially who you were, but only at the last moment, you will be greeted by the same familiar determination, just on the other end of the stick.]]
15th May '16 8:38:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the film version of ''Theatre/Hair'', Claude was turned into a relatable, conservative audience surrogate, as opposed to his radical, obnoxious stage-version conterpart.

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* In the film version of ''Theatre/Hair'', ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'', Claude was turned into a relatable, conservative audience surrogate, as opposed to his radical, obnoxious stage-version conterpart.
15th May '16 8:35:28 PM nombretomado
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* Agent [[MauveShirt Phil]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Coulson]] from the {{Marvel Cinematic Universe}} has ended up being this trope by default. Originally created in ''Iron Man 1'' for the [[RunningGag purpose of saying SHIELD's full name and being told it was too long]], he [[BreakoutCharacter caused such an impression with his little time on air]] that he scored a role on the following movies of the MCU and became a CanonImmigrant to the comics, probably because of [[ThisLoserisYou his characteristics that allow him to represent the aging comic book fan]], and at the same time [[EscapistCharacter do awesome things ]] like [[BadassNormal hanging out with his favourite superheroes despite having no superpowers himself]] and fire a [[FrickinLaserBeams laser gun]] at the BigBad. He even gets to acts a little like an AscendedFanboy in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' without losing his charm.

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* Agent [[MauveShirt Phil]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Coulson]] from the {{Marvel Cinematic Universe}} Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has ended up being this trope by default. Originally created in ''Iron Man 1'' for the [[RunningGag purpose of saying SHIELD's full name and being told it was too long]], he [[BreakoutCharacter caused such an impression with his little time on air]] that he scored a role on the following movies of the MCU and became a CanonImmigrant to the comics, probably because of [[ThisLoserisYou his characteristics that allow him to represent the aging comic book fan]], and at the same time [[EscapistCharacter do awesome things ]] like [[BadassNormal hanging out with his favourite superheroes despite having no superpowers himself]] and fire a [[FrickinLaserBeams laser gun]] at the BigBad. He even gets to acts a little like an AscendedFanboy in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' without losing his charm.
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