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19th Jul '16 9:31:58 PM DennisRodquin
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* ''Film/WakingNedDevine'' is a pretty interesting example, considering the only time Ned actually appears on screen, it's [[spoiler: his dead body, having died from shock after learning that he won the lottery. The rest of the movie is about two old men pretending he's still alive to collect this winnings.]]
17th Jun '16 7:48:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''DontTrustTheBInApartment23'' is named after Chloe, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the bitch in apartment 23]], but the series' main protagonist is Chloe's new roommate June. Chloe is still the second most prominent character in the series, though, and several episodes do revolve mainly around her.

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* ''DontTrustTheBInApartment23'' ''Series/DontTrustTheBInApartment23'' is named after Chloe, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the bitch in apartment 23]], but the series' main protagonist is Chloe's new roommate June. Chloe is still the second most prominent character in the series, though, and several episodes do revolve mainly around her.



* This is parodied in ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' with a sketch about TheFilmOfTheBook of the abovementioned ''{{Rebecca}}'', where [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio insists]] that if the film is going to be called ''Rebecca'', it has to be ''about'' Rebecca. As a result, she spends the whole movie listening to people talk about what it'll be like when she's dead and her husband's second wife moves in.

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* This is parodied in ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' with a sketch about TheFilmOfTheBook of the abovementioned ''{{Rebecca}}'', where [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio insists]] that if the film is going to be called ''Rebecca'', it has to be ''about'' Rebecca. As a result, she spends the whole movie listening to people talk about what it'll be like when she's dead and her husband's second wife moves in.
17th Jun '16 1:47:30 AM PaulA
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* The title character from 1991 film ''Film/{{Oscar}}'' doesn't actually show up until the last minute or two of the movie. While some of the earlier events of the film do revolve around him in some way, the real point of the title is as a nod to OscarWilde; both the film and the play on which it's based pay homage to his style of humour.

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* The title character from 1991 film ''Film/{{Oscar}}'' doesn't actually show up until the last minute or two of the movie. While some of the earlier events of the film do revolve around him in some way, the real point of the title is as a nod to OscarWilde; Creator/OscarWilde; both the film and the play on which it's based pay homage to his style of humour.
10th Jun '16 11:08:46 AM MagBas
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* ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' is not the protagonist; that role goes to narrator Nick Carroway. Gatsby is his friend; indeed, Nick is probably Gatsby's only real friend.
9th Jun '16 10:18:12 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Literature/TheRedVixenAdventures'': The series as a whole and half the individual titles refer to the Red Vixen, a character with very little actual screen time [[spoiler: and most of it as her SecretIdentity Lady Melanie]] and the story is never told from her perspective.

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* ''Literature/TheRedVixenAdventures'': The series as a whole and half the individual titles refer to the Red Vixen, a character with very little actual screen time [[spoiler: and (and most of it that is spent as her SecretIdentity SecretIdentity, Lady Melanie]] Melanie)]] and the story is never told from her perspective.



* The ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' are about a young man named Taran and the adventures he experiences on the path to adulthood in the country of Prydain. The final book in the series, ''The High King'', refers to the ruler of the country. [[spoiler:This is ultimately a subversion of the trope, however, because Taran himself is named High King of Prydain at the very end of the story.]]
* ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' is not the protagonist; that role goes to narrator Nick Carroway. Gatsby is his friend; indeed, Nick is probably Gatsby's only real friend.



* ''DontTrustTheBInApartment23'' is named after Chloe, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The bitch in apartment 23]], but the series' main protagonist is Chloe's new roommate June, though Chloe is still the second most prominent character in the series and several episodes do revolve mainly around her.

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* ''DontTrustTheBInApartment23'' is named after Chloe, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The the bitch in apartment 23]], but the series' main protagonist is Chloe's new roommate June, though June. Chloe is still the second most prominent character in the series series, though, and several episodes do revolve mainly around her.



* ''Series/LifeWithDerek'': The protagonist is Casey, and the title refers to her new life with her step-brother.

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* ''Series/LifeWithDerek'': The protagonist is Casey, and the title refers to her new life with her step-brother.stepbrother.



* Several Shakespearean examples, because in his day usually the character of the highest rank, not the main character got the title (but not always, vide ''Hamlet'').

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* Several Shakespearean examples, because in his day usually the character of the highest rank, not the main character character, got the title (but not always, vide ''Hamlet'').



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** ''VideoGame/TronEvolution'' only has Tron in the opening. He's shuffled out of the plot after the first chapter, due to the film, Film/TronLegacy, mentioned above.

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** ''VideoGame/TronEvolution'' only has Tron in the opening. He's shuffled out of the plot after the first chapter, due to the film, Film/TronLegacy, ''Film/TronLegacy,'' mentioned above.



* The titular Girl-chan in ''GirlChanInParadise'' appears only a handful of times (it's implied she and Swirly Glasses are traveling with the group, but even in group shots they rarely appear) and contributes absolutely nothing but [[MsFanservice blatant fanservice]] (or [[FanDisservice the exact opposite]] thanks to [[DerangedAnimation the art style]].)

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* The titular Girl-chan in ''GirlChanInParadise'' appears only a handful of times (it's implied she and Swirly Glasses are traveling with the group, but even in group shots they rarely appear) and contributes absolutely nothing but [[MsFanservice blatant fanservice]] (or [[FanDisservice the exact opposite]] thanks to [[DerangedAnimation the art style]].)style]]).


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wildfire}}'' is about a young girl, Princess Sara, and her efforts to reclaim her rightful throne. The title refers to a magical talking horse who is sworn to protect her.
3rd Jun '16 12:14:26 AM Perelandra
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* Despite being the titular ''Manga/HighScoreGirl'' who drives much of the plot, legendary [[GamerChick arcade gamer]] [[CuteBruiser Akira]] [[ChildProdigy Oono]] isn't the main character of the series. That honor goes to [[LoserProtagonist Haruo Yaguchi]], who befriends her.
28th May '16 11:52:59 PM JulianLapostat
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* The title character of ''Film/JohnnyGuitar'' played by Creator/SterlingHayden is the {{Deuteragonist}}, and in narrative terms the third most important character after TheHero Vienna and the BigBad Emma Small.
22nd Apr '16 12:36:26 AM aye_amber
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* ''{{The Indian in the Cupboard}}'' is about the kid whose cupboard the Indian is in.

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* ''{{The Indian in the Cupboard}}'' ''Literature/TheIndianInTheCupboard'' is about the kid whose cupboard the Indian is in.
15th Apr '16 1:31:43 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/{{Dororo}}'': Hyakkimaru is really the main protagonist.

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* ''Manga/{{Dororo}}'': Hyakkimaru is really the main protagonist. Indeed the original title is ''Dororo to Hyakkimaru''.
15th Apr '16 1:28:55 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. Even though the series is only Tsubasa-centric, in many European adaptations the anime is known with a NameAndName title that makes it look like that Tsubasa and Genzo Wakabayashi are both equally important protagonists (evidenced also by the theme songs). While still a major character, Wakabayashi is often kept OutOfFocus (or even PutOnABus) due to injuries or other reasons.
** Similar example (and played ridiculously straight) in the Italian dub of ''Anime/AttackerYou''. In Italy the anime is known as ''Mila and Shiro'', the [[DubNameChange "Italian" names]] of ''You and Sho''. Even though he is You's LoveInterest, Sho is a minor character ''at best'' and his name certainly doesn't deserve to be in the title along with the protagonist.
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