History Main / ProtagonistTitleFallacy

21st Mar '17 12:51:21 AM annette12
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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': While the eponymous character does gain development, it's fairly clear his father Marlin is the protagonist. After all, it would be pretty hard for the movie to be about Nemo searching for himself.
** The sequel ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' is an interesting subversion. Dory the forgetful blue tang takes the lead role as goes on a QuestForIdentity.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'':
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While the eponymous character does gain development, it's fairly clear his father Marlin is the protagonist. After all, it would be pretty hard for protagonist.
** Averted with
the movie to be about Nemo searching for himself.
** The
sequel ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' is an interesting subversion.''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''. Dory the forgetful blue tang takes the lead role as goes on a QuestForIdentity.
21st Feb '17 11:47:24 PM gewunomox
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* JethroTull was a 17th century agriculturist; Ian Anderson is the lead singer of a band with the same name.

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* JethroTull Music/JethroTull was a 17th century agriculturist; Ian Anderson is the lead singer of a band with the same name.
14th Jan '17 7:03:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''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.

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* ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'': ''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.
6th Jan '17 2:59:30 PM TheCuza
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' series, the protagonist is Samus Aran and Metroids are the aliens that she hunts down.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' series, the protagonist is Samus Aran and Metroids are the aliens that she hunts down. Again, this series got hit with MemeticMutation, where people jokingly refer to Samus in and out of her armor as two separate characters: Metroid, [[SamusIsAGirl the male hero]]; and Samus, Metroid's girlfriend.
17th Dec '16 10:54:20 PM KidDynamite
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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 have been David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and (briefly) Gary Cherone.

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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 have been David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and (briefly) Gary Cherone. In their early days, club owners thought "Van Halen" was a person (like Music/VanMorrison) and that Dave was said person, so they would regularly address him as "Van".



* Lampshaded in the Pink Floyd song "Have a Cigar," sung from the perspective of a money-hungry music producer, with the line "Oh, by the way, which one's Pink?" No member of the band is named Pink Floyd.

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* Lampshaded in the Pink Floyd Music/PinkFloyd song "Have a Cigar," sung from the perspective of a money-hungry music producer, with the line "Oh, by the way, which one's Pink?" No member of the band is named Pink Floyd.
17th Sep '16 2:51:28 PM dsneybuf
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** The upcoming sequel ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' is an interesting subversion. Dory the forgetful blue tang takes the lead role as goes on a QuestForIdentity.

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** The upcoming sequel ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' is an interesting subversion. Dory the forgetful blue tang takes the lead role as goes on a QuestForIdentity.
25th Jul '16 12:08:12 PM TheKaizerreich
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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Touma is the protagonist, not Index (who is still the second most important character). Index's importance fades so much after the first volume that there's a common rumor that the author had originally intended to change which character's name was in the title with each volume, but the editors shot down the idea for the sake of title recognition. Mikoto "[[RedBaron Railgun]]" Misaka ''is'' the protagonist of the spin-off ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', however. Accelerator is likewise the protagonist ([[AntiHero for a certain value of the word]]) of ''Manga/ACertainScientificAccelerator''.

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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Touma is the protagonist, not Index (who is still the second most important character). Index's importance fades so much after the first volume that there's a common rumor that the author had originally intended to change which character's name was in the title with each volume, but the editors shot down the idea for the sake of title recognition. Mikoto "[[RedBaron Railgun]]" Misaka ''is'' the protagonist of the spin-off ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', however. Accelerator is likewise the protagonist ([[AntiHero for a certain value of the word]]) AntiHero[=/=]VillainProtagonist of ''Manga/ACertainScientificAccelerator''.
15th Jun '16 2:21:35 PM jmparker78
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* There's no "Herman" in ''ComicStrip/{{Herman}}''. The name "Herman" is more indicative of the sort of character and theme presented by creator Jim Unger.
12th May '16 9:41:44 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'': SecondaryCharacterTitle. Their friend D'Artagnian is the protagonist.

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* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'': SecondaryCharacterTitle. Their friend D'Artagnian D'Artagnian, the "fourth musketeer", is the protagonist.
12th May '16 9:39:18 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'': SecondaryCharacterTitle. Their friend D'Artagnian is the protagonist.
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