History Main / ProtagonistTitleFallacy

20th Dec '17 12:27:07 PM MasterN
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'''Lily:''' Wait, when you watch ''The Karate Kid'' you actually root for that mean blonde boy?\\

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'''Lily:''' Wait, when you watch ''The Karate Kid'' [[RootingForTheEmpire you actually root for that mean blonde boy?\\boy?]]\\
13th Dec '17 7:43:30 PM Icedlemons
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'': The main character, Miguel, is actually the great-grandson of the titular Coco. Despite that, Coco does prove her importance as a character in the latter half of the film.
2nd Dec '17 7:29:26 AM Psi001
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* ''WesternAnimation/BimblesBucket''. While the title character does usually get a story arc throughout most episodes, the antics of the {{Big Bad}}'s minions, the Sleazeans, usually take up more screen time, making him more a lite HeroAntagonist.
11th Oct '17 3:00:22 PM Matthewbr523
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* The titular character of ''Tonja Steele'' started as a main character but drifted into the background as the comic continued. This was actually depicted as preferrable to her, as the supporting cast got saddled with serious, emotional storylines and wangsting, while Tonja and her daughter had lighthearted madcap adventures in the background.
* Invoked in ''Webcomic/UrbanUnderbrush'', [[http://www.lepusstudios.com/uu0172.html where Scatter thinks]] that Charlie Brown is named {{Peanuts}}.

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* The titular character of ''Tonja Steele'' started as a main character but drifted into the background as the comic continued. This was actually depicted as preferrable to her, as the supporting cast got saddled with serious, emotional storylines and wangsting, while Tonja and her daughter had lighthearted madcap adventures in the background.
* Invoked in ''Webcomic/UrbanUnderbrush'', [[http://www.lepusstudios.com/uu0172.html where Scatter thinks]] that Charlie Brown is named {{Peanuts}}.
9th Sep '17 5:36:24 PM Malady
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* In ''RachelGettingMarried'', the protagonist is Kym, Rachel's sister.

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* In ''RachelGettingMarried'', ''Film/RachelGettingMarried'', the protagonist is Kym, Rachel's sister.
15th Aug '17 5:19:38 AM MagBas
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* ''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville'' and ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'' are arguable examples, though Figaro is undeniably prominent in both. In ''Barber'', Count Almaviva is more of the protagonist with Figaro as his invaluable scheming sidekick, while in ''Marriage'' the real protagonists are arguably [[WomenAreWiser Susanna and the Countess]].

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* ''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville'' and ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'' are arguable examples, though Figaro is undeniably prominent in both. In ''Barber'', Count Almaviva is more of the protagonist with Figaro as his invaluable scheming sidekick, while in ''Marriage'' the real protagonists are arguably [[WomenAreWiser Susanna and the Countess]].
14th Aug '17 11:34:26 PM Pamina
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* ''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville'' and ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'' are arguable examples, though Figaro is undeniably prominent in both. In ''Barber'', Count Almaviva is more of the protagonist with Figaro as his invaluable scheming sidekick, while in ''Marriage'' the real protagonists are arguably [[WomenAreWiser Susanna and the Countess]].
7th Aug '17 7:13:38 AM dartblaze
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** ''TronLegacy'' is an even stranger example, with Tron himself spending most of the film as a masked, brainwashed flunky of the BigBad. A rare example of AntagonistTitle where the titular character is a secondary villain (and not truly villainous).


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* ''SkulduggeryPleasant'': SecondaryCharacterTitle. The skeleton detective is secondary to Valkyrie Cain, who acts as the reader's main POV character.
6th Aug '17 10:48:02 AM Julia1984
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* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' (1971) was really more about Charlie. And ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (2005) focused more strongly on Willy Wonka.

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* Charlie is still the protagonist of ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' (1971) (1971), an adaptation of the book ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' whose straight up ProtagonistTitle was really more about Charlie. And changed for marketing reasons without changing the focus or the main character. The next adaptation ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (2005) kept the book's title but, oddly enough, focused more strongly on Willy Wonka.Wonka, making ''that'' film the SecondaryCharacterTitle. The result is false assumptions about who's the main character in both movies.


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* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is the strangest example of all, as it ''is'' a ProtagonistTitle that often gets mistaken for a SecondaryCharacterTitle. Charlie is the protagonist of the book and the first film adaptation ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', which became a legitimate SecondaryCharacterTitle, but many audiences interpreted it the opposite way and assumed Wonka should be seen as the main character of the film and that he must be the main character of the book, as well.
2nd Aug '17 9:11:27 AM Julia1984
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* ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'': The protagonist is Tevye the milkman, who neither plays the violin nor stands on a roof. The Fiddler is a walk-on character with very few appearances and no spoken lines. (He functions as a metaphor for the show's theme of balancing tradition and modernity and the situation of the jews in the country.)
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