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5th Nov '16 2:12:07 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'' by Creator/BrandonSanderson does this - each chapter is from the point of view of Raoden, Sarene, or Hrathen, rotating between them until the end, where the breakdown of this rotating scheme is one more clue that things are (as usual for a Sanderson novel) going totally haywire around 5 chapters before the end.

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* ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'' by Creator/BrandonSanderson does this - each Creator/BrandonSanderson:
** ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'': Each
chapter is from the point of view of Raoden, Sarene, or Hrathen, rotating between them until the end, where the breakdown of this rotating scheme is one more clue that things are (as usual for a Sanderson novel) going totally haywire around 5 chapters before the end.



** ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' has a number of protagonists, but each book puts one character's backstory center stage (The Way of Kings focused on [[BrokenAce Kaladin]], Words of Radiance on [[GuileHero Shallan]]).

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** ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' has a number of protagonists, but each book puts one character's backstory center stage (The Way of Kings focused (''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' focuses on [[BrokenAce Kaladin]], Words of Radiance ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' on [[GuileHero Shallan]]).
26th Sep '16 11:37:15 AM sgamer82
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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'': Played with. The main group often varies, but Midoriya and Bakugou are always in the spotlight, while Uraraka, Iida and Todoroki are prone to fall in and out of focus. Aside from that, the other members of class 1-A are prone to become said group. Kirishima often gets the spotlight due to being always following Bakugou, besides various characters such as Shouji, Tokoyami, Tsuyu, Mineta, Jirou, Yaoyorozu, Kaminari, Mei and various others also get attentions in some given arcs, even if they aren't on Midoriya's group.

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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'': ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Played with. The main group often varies, but Midoriya and Bakugou are always in the spotlight, while Uraraka, Iida and Todoroki are prone to fall in and out of focus. Aside from that, the other members of class 1-A are prone to become said group. Kirishima often gets the spotlight due to being always following Bakugou, besides various characters such as Shouji, Tokoyami, Tsuyu, Mineta, Jirou, Yaoyorozu, Kaminari, Mei and various others also get attentions in some given arcs, even if they aren't on Midoriya's group.
17th Sep '16 4:58:29 AM Arcana4th
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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'': Between the two different sides of the anime, there's about 8 protagonists falling in and out of focus; in Side:Future, there's Kyouko, Makoto and Munakata, in Side:Despair, there's Hinata, Chiaki, Yukizome, Mitarai and later, Junko. Besides that, some characters also get ADayInTheLimelight, such as Komaru, Touko, The Imposter, Seiko and Kizakura.


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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'': Played with. The main group often varies, but Midoriya and Bakugou are always in the spotlight, while Uraraka, Iida and Todoroki are prone to fall in and out of focus. Aside from that, the other members of class 1-A are prone to become said group. Kirishima often gets the spotlight due to being always following Bakugou, besides various characters such as Shouji, Tokoyami, Tsuyu, Mineta, Jirou, Yaoyorozu, Kaminari, Mei and various others also get attentions in some given arcs, even if they aren't on Midoriya's group.
27th Aug '16 4:29:47 AM DisastrousHammy
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* ''WesternAnimation/G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' is well-known for this trope. Throughout most of the series, each episode featured a different Joe, sometimes in a personalized storyline.
24th Aug '16 10:54:03 AM TimberRidge
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* The ''Literature/VillageTales'' novels are prone to this: probably because they decline to ''have'' but one protagonist. The Duke, the Rector, and the Deputy Headmaster get a goodish deal of page-time, but gardeners, farmers, sextons, the Archdeacon, the vet, the railwaymen, and everyone else gets plenty as well. The sub-manageress at the country house hotel gets her own chapter in ''Literature/{{Evensong}},'' for that matter, and ''Literature/TheDayThouGavest'' is specifically geared to this trope, as a DayInTheLife novel for the whole EnsembleCast and its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.
31st Jul '16 1:37:24 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/MarvelComics' ''Solo [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' and DCComics' ''Comicbook/TeenTitans Spotlight'' showcased various members who didn't already have their own series. However, during the former's first year or so, the rotating protagonist in question would star the issue's back-up feature, as ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} was the star of the lead feature.

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* Creator/MarvelComics' ''Solo [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' and DCComics' Creator/DCComics' ''Comicbook/TeenTitans Spotlight'' showcased various members who didn't already have their own series. However, during the former's first year or so, the rotating protagonist in question would star the issue's back-up feature, as ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} was the star of the lead feature.
17th Jul '16 2:44:35 PM MarqFJA
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When a series with an [[{{Ensembles}} ensemble cast]] has each episode focus on a different character. In other words, a series where every episode is a different character's [[ADayInTheLimelight Day In The Limelight]].

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When a series with an [[{{Ensembles}} ensemble cast]] EnsembleCast has each episode focus on a different character. In other words, a series where every episode is a different character's [[ADayInTheLimelight Day In The Limelight]].
DayInTheLimelight.
22nd Jun '16 10:36:02 PM Adept
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* ''Manga/FamilyComplex'' is a single-volume tankoubon made up of 5 one-shots, each focusing on the different member of the titular Sakamoto family.
12th Jun '16 1:59:52 PM pointycatears
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has each chapter from a different character's point of view, with that character's name or description as the title of the chapter. The first book starts with a small number of recurring POV characters, and each subsequent book adds or subtracts a few.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has each chapter from a different character's point of view, with that character's name or description as the title of the chapter. The first book starts with a small number of recurring POV characters, and each subsequent book adds or subtracts [[AnyoneCanDie subtracts]] a few.
22nd Apr '16 6:08:46 PM Homemaderat
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* In {{Literature/Wolfen}} the chapters alternate the pov from the human investigators and the predators hunting them.
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