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6th Feb '17 10:36:31 AM Sheady16
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* ''Literature/FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistleStopCafe'' and its film version (simply called ''Fried Green Tomatoes'') has two perspectives; a woman at a nursing home, and the old lady who tells the woman her story. The old lady's stories are mostly about her adoptive sister and her relationship with another girl.

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* ''Literature/FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistleStopCafe'' and its film version (simply called ''Fried Green Tomatoes'') has two perspectives; a woman at visiting a nursing home, and the old lady who tells the woman her story. The old lady's stories are mostly about her adoptive sister and her relationship with another girl.
4th Feb '17 10:07:32 AM MagBas
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* One could argue this is the case for Lucy Heartfillia in FairyTail. It's Natsu's story, but she's the one telling it. Either that, or she's the main character, but Natsu has WolverinePublicity.
26th Jan '17 6:33:16 PM TheBigBopper
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# The character doesn't personally [[CharacterDevelopment change or grow over the course of the story]]. In fact, the events of the story are more significant for an observer.

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# The character doesn't personally [[CharacterDevelopment [[StaticCharacter change or grow over the course of the story]]. In fact, the events of the story are more significant for an observer.
20th Jan '17 5:37:55 AM PaulA
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* Also the vicar in ''Literature/MurderAtTheVicarage,'' where one of the three superficially similar, gossiping old ladies in the congregation solved the case. Literature/MissMarple had a few other {{First Person Peripheral Narrator}}s over her career.

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* Also the The vicar in ''Literature/MurderAtTheVicarage,'' ''Literature/TheMurderAtTheVicarage,'' where one of the three superficially similar, gossiping old ladies in the congregation solved the case. Literature/MissMarple had a few other {{First Person Peripheral Narrator}}s over her career.
1st Nov '16 6:34:55 PM nombretomado
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* The BBC radio drama adaptation of ''HisDarkMaterials'' has the character Balthamos (in this version described as a "recording angel" who observes and describes events as they take place) as the narrator, usually just observing and describing events that takes place, unseen and unheard by all, until he chooses to reveal himself to them and involve himself directly in the events as a character. Whenever he does this, there seems to be a slight gap between Balthamos as a narrator and Balthamos as a character, as if he's somewhat dispassionately continuing the observation and narration in his head -- even describing events that take place elsewhere and he's clearly not physically present for -- even as he is interacting with the other characters and reacting with much greater emotion outward.

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* The BBC radio drama adaptation of ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' has the character Balthamos (in this version described as a "recording angel" who observes and describes events as they take place) as the narrator, usually just observing and describing events that takes place, unseen and unheard by all, until he chooses to reveal himself to them and involve himself directly in the events as a character. Whenever he does this, there seems to be a slight gap between Balthamos as a narrator and Balthamos as a character, as if he's somewhat dispassionately continuing the observation and narration in his head -- even describing events that take place elsewhere and he's clearly not physically present for -- even as he is interacting with the other characters and reacting with much greater emotion outward.
12th Sep '16 8:46:31 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/EmpireStar'' by Creator/SamuelRDelany is the rare third-person version. Jewel, a "crystallized Tritovian", which/who basically serves as the story's MacGuffin, does the narration, but, as he (or it) explains at the beginning, "I have a multiplex consciousness, which means I see things from different points of view. [...] So I'll tell a good deal of the story from the point of view called, in literary circles, the omniscient observer."
8th Sep '16 6:00:24 PM Vilui
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* ''Literature/DannyTheChampionOfTheWorld'' doesn't necessarily come off this way throughout much of the narrative, but it ends like this:
-->Because what I am trying to tell you...\\
What I have been trying to tell you all along is simply that my father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had.
25th Aug '16 6:26:30 AM StFan
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* A few of ''Literature/BlackCompany'' novels come across this way. Raven is at least as important as Croaker in ''The Black Company'' and ''Shadows Linger'' and definitely outshines Case in ''The Silver Spike.'' This was mostly likely done because Raven [[spoiler: fakes his death]] in the first two books and because Case's DistantFinale is more relevant to the series in the last.

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* A few of ''Literature/BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' novels come across this way. Raven is at least as important as Croaker in ''The Black Company'' and ''Shadows Linger'' and definitely outshines Case in ''The Silver Spike.'' This was mostly likely done because Raven [[spoiler: fakes his death]] in the first two books and because Case's DistantFinale is more relevant to the series in the last.
9th Aug '16 9:02:00 PM lalalei2001
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%%* ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'': Utterson

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%%* ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'': Utterson* In ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Utterson is the viewpoint character attempting to solve the strange case, only realizing at the very end that Jekyll and Hyde are the same person. Jekyll's narration explaining everything is posthumous in a letter.
12th Jul '16 10:08:27 PM Adept
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%%* Captain Hastings in Creator/AgathaChristie's first [[Literature/HerculePoirot Poirot]] novel, ''Literature/TheMysteriousAffairAtStyles.''
%%* Christie uses a First Person Peripheral Narrator again in ''The Clocks,'' albeit with a one-time character.

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%%* Captain * Arthur Hastings in Creator/AgathaChristie's first [[Literature/HerculePoirot Poirot]] novel, ''Literature/TheMysteriousAffairAtStyles.''
%%* Christie uses a First Person Peripheral Narrator again in ''The Clocks,'' albeit with a one-time character.
usually serves as the narrator who chronicles the adventures of Literature/HerculePoirot whenever he's featured.
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