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20th May '17 4:18:55 AM TitaniumDragon
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* ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'' features an unusual form of this. After Ava finds out from the audio logs that the crew believed that TOM, the AI sent to oversee the mission, was controlling them via their implants, a short while later Ava enters an area where there are signs on the walls declaring "YOU ARE BEING CONTROLLED", "DRONE", and "TOM'S SLAVE". The crew urge Ava to enter a Faraday cage through an area full of EM radiation, designed to mess with Tom's control over Ava. Sure enough, just like you might expect, your control over Ava during this section wanes, as you aren't free to choose your own path and Ava will start gradually wandering along in a certain direction if you don't press any buttons. As Ava approaches the cage, your vision gets more and more full of artifacts and glitches out, [[spoiler: finally cutting out entirely when Ava enters the cage. Cue you looking down on Ava from a camera above. Turns out that the AI wasn't taking control over Ava - the AI was *losing* control of her. And you, the player, are *not* playing as Ava - you're playing as TOM, the AI.]]
19th May '17 5:57:45 PM Eddy1215
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* In the Canadian short ''WesternAnimation/HotStuff'', the caveman who received first is thought to be the main character, but then he dies halfway through and passes on the fire to future generations
9th May '17 9:20:52 PM KeithM
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** [[spoiler: He gets better and officially returns, essentially as the Joker in all but name and starts his rivalry with a pre-Batman Bruce Wayne.]]
9th May '17 8:48:55 PM VutherA
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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'', [[spoiler: 2B, who is the primary protagonist for Route A only(which comprises roughly a quarter of the game), with the remaining three routes being from 9S and A2's perspectives. She is briefly playable for the prologue to Route C/D, after which she is killed and the remainder of the game switches to A2 and 9S as the primary protagonists.]]

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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'', [[spoiler: 2B, who [[spoiler:2B is the primary protagonist for Route A only(which comprises roughly a quarter of the game), A, with the remaining three two routes being told mainly from 9S and A2's perspectives. She is She's briefly playable for the prologue to beginning of Route C/D, C, but she later asks A2 to TakeUpMySword, after which she is killed and the remainder of the game switches to A2 and 9S as become the primary protagonists.]]
1st May '17 8:13:12 PM Mightymoose101
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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'', [[spoiler: 2B, who is only playable for Route A (which comprises roughly a quarter of the game) with the remaining routes being from 9S and A2's perspectives. She is briefly playable for the prologue to Route C/D, after which she is killed and the remainder of the game switches to A2 and 9S as the primary protagonists.]]

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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'', [[spoiler: 2B, who is only playable the primary protagonist for Route A (which only(which comprises roughly a quarter of the game) game), with the remaining three routes being from 9S and A2's perspectives. She is briefly playable for the prologue to Route C/D, after which she is killed and the remainder of the game switches to A2 and 9S as the primary protagonists.]]
29th Apr '17 4:02:46 PM nanakiro
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** ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' ended up having Ki-bo who was designed to resemble [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Makoto Naegi]] and was put in the first official video and in the first official artwork to fool the player into thinking he is the main character. As it turns out, Kaede Akamatsu was actually the main character not Ki-bo. [[spoiler:And then Kaede got executed in the game's first case, from then the protagonist position is shifted to Shuichi Saihara. And, in Chapter 6, Ki-Bo does end up playable for a short amount of time, so the trope is partially subverted.]]

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** ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' ended up having Ki-bo first introduced Ki-bo, who was designed to resemble [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Makoto Naegi]] down to the IdiotHair, mentions him as someone he looked up to, had a name that could be read as "[[CentralTheme Hope]]", and was put in the first official video and in the first official artwork along with Kaito and Maki to fool the player into thinking he is the main character. As it turns out, Then comes the Tokyo Game Show 2016 trailer, showcasing Kaede Akamatsu was actually as the main character not (with her even saying as much in the trailer herself) rather than Ki-bo. [[spoiler:And then Kaede got executed in the game's first case, from then the protagonist position is shifted to Shuichi Saihara. And, in Chapter 6, Ki-Bo does end up playable for a short amount of time, so the trope is partially subverted.]]
29th Apr '17 12:50:59 PM Bugfragged
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* In ''Everlong'', the main character Brad was... well, the main character, until he suddenly [[spoiler:vanishes as the evil spirits within him took over him, causing him to because BrainwashedAndCrazy, take a FaceHeelTurn and end up being killed by the BigDamnHeroes.]] Ohnoes.

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* In ''Everlong'', the main character Brad was... well, the main character, until he suddenly [[spoiler:vanishes as the evil spirits within him took over him, causing him to because BrainwashedAndCrazy, take a FaceHeelTurn and end up being killed by the BigDamnHeroes.]] Ohnoes. Downplayed in the latest version of the game, where he breaks out of his brainwashing and rejoins the party. However, Glen still takes most of the spotlight for the rest of the game.]]


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* In ''VideoGame/FarawayStory'', [[spoiler:Pia starts as the main character and seems to fit the role of an ''{{Franchise/Atelier}}'' protagonist learning to [[ComingOfAgeStory become strong and independent]]. However, she's killed by the Dark Lord at the end of Part 1, forcing her mentor, Ellevark, to turn back time and prevent its resurrection. In the partially complete Part 2, Pia is nowhere to be seen and Ellevark is now the main character, though it's unknown if she'll rejoin in the final version of the game.]]
23rd Apr '17 11:58:39 AM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Narrator''', ''[[TeamFourStar Bardock: The Father of Goku Abridged]]''

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-->-- '''Narrator''', ''[[TeamFourStar ''[[Creator/TeamFourStar Bardock: The Father of Goku Abridged]]''
21st Apr '17 5:28:26 PM Mightymoose101
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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'', [[spoiler: 2B, who is only playable for Route A (which comprises roughly a quarter of the game), with the remaining routes being from 9S and A2's perspective. She is briefly playable for the prologue to Route C/D, after which she is killed and the remainder of the game switching to A2 and 9S as the primary protagonists.]]

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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'', [[spoiler: 2B, who is only playable for Route A (which comprises roughly a quarter of the game), game) with the remaining routes being from 9S and A2's perspective. perspectives. She is briefly playable for the prologue to Route C/D, after which she is killed and the remainder of the game switching switches to A2 and 9S as the primary protagonists.]]
21st Apr '17 5:27:24 PM Mightymoose101
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