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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.)
22nd Jun '17 7:13:33 AM Medinoc
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* ''[[VideoGame/BadDudes Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja]]'' was released as ''Dragon Ninja'' in some countries such as France.
18th Jun '17 10:03:03 AM nombretomado
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* [[WaltDisney Disney's]] ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': The actual protagonists are the three fairies, or arguably the prince -- a PerspectiveFlip that the merchandising is still unaware of.

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* [[WaltDisney [[Creator/WaltDisney Disney's]] ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': The actual protagonists are the three fairies, or arguably the prince -- a PerspectiveFlip that the merchandising is still unaware of.
9th Jun '17 9:57:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheLegendOfBaggerVance'': WolverinePublicity -- WillSmith gets top billing and his GodInHumanForm character is in the title, but he plays guru and caddy to the protagonist, Rannulph Junuh.

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* ''Film/TheLegendOfBaggerVance'': WolverinePublicity -- WillSmith Creator/WillSmith gets top billing and his GodInHumanForm character is in the title, but he plays guru and caddy to the protagonist, Rannulph Junuh.
24th Apr '17 3:33:28 PM Snickerway
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] by ''Series/TheJoyOfPainting'', which is often assumed to be titled "Bob Ross" even though Ross's name isn't even in the actual title.
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.
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