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2nd Jun '18 2:18:10 PM Dancedom
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* Joe Black in ''Film/MeetJoeBlack'', particularly at the beginning (when he serves as the exploratory vehicle within Bill Paxton's estate), and the end, when he tears up watching the party-farewells and acts as the receptacle for Bill's summative reflections - essentially parroting the anticipated reaction of the audience watching the end of the movie.

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* Joe Black in ''Film/MeetJoeBlack'', particularly at the beginning (when he serves as the exploratory vehicle within Bill Paxton's Parrish's estate), and the end, when he tears up watching the party-farewells and acts as the receptacle for Bill's summative reflections - essentially parroting the anticipated reaction of the audience watching the end of the movie.
13th May '18 4:49:47 PM 64SuperNintendo
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5th May '18 9:41:55 AM josh6243
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* Before ''Super'' was released, the Anime/MashinHeroWataruSeries was produced as a family-friendly show in mind. Therefore, the main cast has one character to represent a specific age demographic to give the audience someone to see themselves and learn AnAesop from.
** Himiko [[spoiler:and Toraoh]]: Children ages 6 to 8.
** Wataru: Elementary kids to pre-teens.
** Kurama Wataribe: Late-teens to young adults.
** Shibaraku: Working adults and parental figures.
24th Mar '18 8:17:47 PM nombretomado
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* Discussed in [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett]]'s review of ''Film/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'', where he argues that a major weakness of the prequel trilogy is that it forgot to put a character in this role (unlike the originals). Between the stern-faced Obi-Wan and the emotionally volatile Anakin, it's never quite made clear just ''who'' the audience is meant to identify with, and the fact that the main characters are all either experienced politicians or veteran Jedi means that we ''always'' see the Clone Wars from the perspective of professionals who understand the situation far better than we do.

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* Discussed in [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett]]'s review of ''Film/StarWars: ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'', where he argues that a major weakness of the prequel trilogy is that it forgot to put a character in this role (unlike the originals). Between the stern-faced Obi-Wan and the emotionally volatile Anakin, it's never quite made clear just ''who'' the audience is meant to identify with, and the fact that the main characters are all either experienced politicians or veteran Jedi means that we ''always'' see the Clone Wars from the perspective of professionals who understand the situation far better than we do.
20th Mar '18 3:49:07 PM Viira
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* In the other theatrical production about the American founding fathers, ''Theatre/Hamilton'', Madison is seen crying after the events of "It's Quiet Uptown."

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* In the other theatrical production about the American founding fathers, ''Theatre/Hamilton'', ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', Madison is seen crying after the events of "It's Quiet Uptown."
20th Mar '18 11:10:36 AM Pichu-kun
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%%* Chris Thorndyke from ''Anime/SonicX''.


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* Firestar in the first ''Literature/WarriorCats'' arc is a NaiveNewcomer [[APetIntoTheWild ex-kittypet]] who joins [=ThunderClan=] in the first book. Being raised a pet, he has no understanding of how [=Clans=] work and has to be taught alongside the reader.
16th Mar '18 10:08:35 AM KizunaTallis
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** Deputy Task Force Commander Everett Kenneth Ross has something of a successor to Coulson following the latter largely being confined to ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' after ''The Avengers'' as the normal guy who is the link between the authorities and superheroes. He especially fills this role in ''[[Film/BlackPanther2018 Black Panther]]'' once he's brought to Wakanda, as the Westerner who discovers a world that was totally unknown to him, and marveling at the technological wonders there. Ironically, Coulson is a creation for the MCU while Ross had existed in the comics for decades.

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** Deputy Task Force Commander Everett Kenneth Ross [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute has become something of a successor successor]] to Coulson following the latter largely being confined to ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' after ''The Avengers'' as the normal guy who is the link between the authorities and superheroes. He especially fills this role in ''[[Film/BlackPanther2018 Black Panther]]'' once he's brought to Wakanda, as the Westerner who discovers a world that was totally unknown to him, and marveling at the technological wonders there. Ironically, Coulson is a creation for the MCU while Ross had existed in the comics for decades.
4th Mar '18 12:23:28 PM darkemyst
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* Zeetha of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a downplayed version. She's unfamiliar with the weird world of Europa but is conditioned to it's oddities making her reactions similar to those of the audience.
26th Feb '18 1:32:37 PM KizunaTallis
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* Agent [[MauveShirt Phil]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Coulson]] from the 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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* Agent [[MauveShirt Phil]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Coulson]] from the 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 favorite 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.charm.
** Deputy Task Force Commander Everett Kenneth Ross has something of a successor to Coulson following the latter largely being confined to ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' after ''The Avengers'' as the normal guy who is the link between the authorities and superheroes. He especially fills this role in ''[[Film/BlackPanther2018 Black Panther]]'' once he's brought to Wakanda, as the Westerner who discovers a world that was totally unknown to him, and marveling at the technological wonders there. Ironically, Coulson is a creation for the MCU while Ross had existed in the comics for decades.
15th Feb '18 1:42:57 PM Coinage
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* ''Anime/BlackLagoon'': Rokuro Okajima, a.k.a. "Rock", is a white-collar Japanese salaryman who is literally kidnapped by the crew of the eponymous Black Lagoon. As such, he is the one to ask the questions and fill in the audience.
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