History Main / ProtagonistTitleFallacy

1st Feb '16 10:51:34 PM Gideoncrawle
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'''Barney:''' ''[sarcastically]'' No, I root for the scrawny loser from New Jersey who barely even knows karate. ''[seriously]'' When I watch ''The Karate Kid'', [[RootingForTheEmpire I root for the karate kid, Johnny Lawrence from the Cobra Kai dojo!]]
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'''Barney:''' ''[sarcastically]'' No, I root for the scrawny loser from New Jersey who barely even knows karate. ''[seriously]'' When I watch ''The Karate Kid'', [[RootingForTheEmpire I root for the karate kid, Johnny Lawrence from the Cobra Kai dojo!]]dojo!
28th Dec '15 1:58:50 PM RevDave
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* Music/VanHalen is named after the band's guitarist, Eddie Van Halen (and both his brother Alex and his son Wolfgang have played in the band). The lead singers are David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar.
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* Music/VanHalen is named after the band's guitarist, Eddie Van Halen (and both his brother Alex and his son Wolfgang have played in the band). The lead singers are have been David Lee Roth and Roth, Sammy Hagar.Hagar and (briefly) Gary Cherone.
20th Dec '15 5:42:35 AM Adept
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* ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'': SecondaryCharacterTitle, and ''technically'' she's only in [[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom the first game]] (her character situation is... complicated), so in sequels it becomes an ArtifactTitle. The series is known as ''Estopolis'' in Japan, named after a key location in the series.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'': ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'': SecondaryCharacterTitle, and ''technically'' she's only in [[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom the first game]] (her character situation is... complicated), so in sequels it becomes an ArtifactTitle. The series is known as ''Estopolis'' in Japan, named after a key location in the series.
20th Dec '15 5:41:56 AM Adept
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* ''{{Lufia}}'': SecondaryCharacterTitle, and ''technically'' she's only in [[LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom the first game]] (her character situation is... complicated), so in sequels it becomes an ArtifactTitle. The series is known as ''Estopolis'' in Japan, named after a key location in the series.
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* ''{{Lufia}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'': SecondaryCharacterTitle, and ''technically'' she's only in [[LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom [[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom the first game]] (her character situation is... complicated), so in sequels it becomes an ArtifactTitle. The series is known as ''Estopolis'' in Japan, named after a key location in the series.
14th Dec '15 10:30:47 PM TARINunit9
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* The protagonist of the Oliver Stone film ''Film/{{JFK}}'' is not President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy only appears in the movie in camera footage and in a doctor's flashback as a corpse. The protagonist of the story is Jim Garrison, the DA investigating JFK's assassination (who does bear a ''few'' similarities to the real Jim Garrison, though not many).
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* The protagonist of the Oliver Stone film ''Film/{{JFK}}'' is not President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy, so if you were expecting a biopic like the audiences on opening weekend were you should look elsewhere. Kennedy is a PosthumousCharacter, only appears in the movie appearing in camera footage and in a doctor's flashback as a corpse. The It's a conspiracy thriller, basically the "WhoShotJFK" conspiracy in movie form; the actual protagonist of the story is Jim Garrison, the DA investigating JFK's assassination (who does bear a ''few'' similarities to the real Jim Garrison, though not many).

* If you've never heard of the movie before -- much like audiences who walked into the theaters when it opened -- you have basically a 50/50 chance at guessing what ''Film/{{JFK}}'' is about. Is it a biopic about Kennedy himself, or is it a contraction of the phrase "WhoShotJFK"? (hint: the latter)
14th Dec '15 5:11:46 PM TARINunit9
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* Inverted with ''Film/DemolitionMan''. It is indeed the protagonist Jhon Spartan's RedBaron, but many viewers believe Phoenix is the Demolition Man, going so far as to call any blond-haired black guy a "Demolition Man" in {{homage}}.
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* Inverted with ''Film/DemolitionMan''. It is indeed the protagonist Jhon John Spartan's RedBaron, but many viewers believe Phoenix is the Demolition Man, going so far as to call any blond-haired black guy a "Demolition Man" in {{homage}}.

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* Inverted with ''Film/DemolitionMan''. It is indeed If you've never heard of the protagonist Jhon Spartan's RedBaron, but many viewers believe Phoenix is movie before -- much like audiences who walked into the Demolition Man, going so far as to call any blond-haired black guy theaters when it opened -- you have basically a "Demolition Man" in {{homage}}.50/50 chance at guessing what ''Film/{{JFK}}'' is about. Is it a biopic about Kennedy himself, or is it a contraction of the phrase "WhoShotJFK"? (hint: the latter)
27th Nov '15 4:32:04 PM ngh93
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** The upcoming sequel ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' is an interesting subverison. Dory the forgetful blue tang takes the lead role as goes on a QuestForIdentity.
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** The **The upcoming sequel ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' is an interesting subverison.subversion. Dory the forgetful blue tang takes the lead role as goes on a QuestForIdentity.
27th Nov '15 4:31:42 PM ngh93
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**The upcoming sequel ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' is an interesting subverison. Dory the forgetful blue tang takes the lead role as goes on a QuestForIdentity.
14th Nov '15 7:08:34 PM mystery_kcad
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* In the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games, the protagonist / player character is NOT the titular princess, but Link, who often has to save her if she's in the game at all.
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* In the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games, the protagonist / player character is NOT the titular princess, but Link, who often has to save her if she's in the game at all. Of particular note, the frequency with which this series gets hit with this trope has resulted in the [[MemeticMutation meme]] "What if Zelda was a girl?"
14th Nov '15 5:38:16 PM nombretomado
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* The middle segment of ''{{Robotech}}'' is often referred to as ''Robotech Masters'' which is the name that the Comico comic book series used for those issues. The Masters were the antagonists. The story actually centered on the adventures of Dana Sterling and the 15th Tactical Armored Squad. Sometimes, fandom will refer to that segment of the series as the ''Southern Cross'' segment being that the Army of the Southern Cross was the Earth Defense Organization (as well as a reference to the anime's original title: ''Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross'').
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* The middle segment of ''{{Robotech}}'' ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' is often referred to as ''Robotech Masters'' which is the name that the Comico comic book series used for those issues. The Masters were the antagonists. The story actually centered on the adventures of Dana Sterling and the 15th Tactical Armored Squad. Sometimes, fandom will refer to that segment of the series as the ''Southern Cross'' segment being that the Army of the Southern Cross was the Earth Defense Organization (as well as a reference to the anime's original title: ''Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross'').
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