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6th Apr '17 3:53:59 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Averted in the television series with Robb Stark. While Robb fits this in the novels, he is upgraded to the status of the other leads in the onscreen adaptation where his status as leader of the Northern rebellion receives a significant amount of airtime.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Averted in the television series with Robb Stark. While Robb fits this in the novels, he is upgraded to the status of the other leads in the onscreen adaptation where his status as leader of the Northern rebellion receives a significant amount of airtime.airtime.
** Since Season 6 revealed that Bran is the new Three-Eyed Raven and that Jon was the hidden Prince to the Kingdom, it is clear that Jon is the Aragorn to Bran's Frodo.
4th Apr '17 11:00:59 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', Captain Maritus, Burd, and Martin Septim all take up the role of the Aragorn and hold off deadra, exiting the Oblivion gates while you run in to seal off the gates.
** It could be said that Martin is the hero, and ''the PlayerCharacter'' is in fact the Aragorn, and this is most likely how the in-universe historians will record it. [[spoiler: Especially considering that Martin is ultimately the one who defeats [[BigBad Mehrunes Dagon]] in a HeroicSacrifice. So could this be considered a case of multiple, alternating examples?]]
*** You actually can be the one who defeats Mehrunes Dagon if you use [[LethalJokeItem Wabbajack]]. [[spoiler: Martin gets himself killed anyway.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', [[PhysicalGod Vivec]] becomes one toward the end of the main quest. [[spoiler:Once you've convinced him that you ''are'' [[TheChosenOne the Nerevarine]], he passes the [[MacGuffin Wraithguard]] on to you. He rescinds the order to kill/arrest the Nerevarine and passes on his knowledge of how to unbind the [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan]] the source of [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]]'s (and the Tribunal's) divinity. He also orders the [[KnightTemplar Ordinators]] and [[ReligiousBruiser Buoyant Armigers]] inside Ghostgate to aid the Nerevarine in any way they can]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'':
*** Near the end of the main quest, [[spoiler:
Captain Maritus, Burd, and Martin Septim all take up the this role of the Aragorn and hold off deadra, Deadra exiting the Oblivion gates while you run in to seal off the gates.
** It
gates]].
*** In general, it
could be said that Martin is the hero, and ''the PlayerCharacter'' is in fact the Aragorn, Supporting Leader (and/or even HeroOfAnotherStory and/or Martin's HypercompetentSidekick), and this is most likely indeed how the in-universe historians will come to record it.the events. [[spoiler: Especially considering that Martin is ultimately the one who defeats [[BigBad Mehrunes Dagon]] in a HeroicSacrifice. So could this be considered a case of multiple, alternating examples?]]\n*** You actually ]] (There are exploits which can be the one who defeats allow you to strike down Mehrunes Dagon instead, but the plot (if its not made {{Unwinnable}} by your actions) continues as if you use [[LethalJokeItem Wabbajack]]. [[spoiler: Martin gets himself killed [[spoiler:Martin made the sacrifice]] anyway.]])
2nd Apr '17 11:51:12 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Averted in the television series with Robb Stark. While Robb fits this in the novels, he is upgraded to the status of the other leads in the onscreen adaptation where his status as leader of the Northern rebellion receives a significant amount of airtime.
12th Feb '17 7:43:17 PM themisterfree
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** This also popped up in a few ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series- ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' has [=MegaBlack=] being the default leader in spite of [=MegaRed=]'s central role in battle (this didn't make it into ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' for the most part due to ''PR'''s tendency to make the Blue Ranger second in command; this is turn lead to some awkward instances of Sentai footage where Carlos the Black Ranger seemed more assertive compared to TJ). ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' also had a form of this- Kai Ozu is the youngest of his siblings, but is [=MagiRed=]; the oldest, Makito, is [=MagiGreen=] instead. (This also didn't make it Staetside, but that was because ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' didn't have the Rangers as siblings.)
2nd Feb '17 4:20:43 PM Scrapperlock
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** Likewise in Part 4 (which takes place 11 years later), Jotaro is the leader behind the investigation into the murders in Morioh Town, but the plot follows Josuke.
26th Jan '17 6:15:37 PM HawkbitAlpha
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Pretty much found in any story where a kid is the hero. One of the surrounding adults will take on the role.

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Pretty Found in pretty much found in any story where with a kid is the hero.KidHero. One of the surrounding adults will take on the role.
25th Jan '17 5:30:01 PM wootzits
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* An event in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' that happened before the series takes place the main character's parents had this kind of relationship with the mother, Princess Arika, serving as The Aragorn to the father, The Thousand Master in his fight against the BigBad who was known as "The Life Maker" and "The Mage of the Beginning". Though neither Arika nor her forces actually help the Thousand Master in his fight as he defeated the Mage of the Beginning shortly before they arrived. But they DID suppress and seal the World Destroying Apocalyptic Magic that was released as "The Ritual to Return the World to Nothing" was completed. So after saving the world they at some point had [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex hot sex]] and thus the greatest ChickMagnet/Shounen Lead the world has ever seen was born.
* King Fahn in ''RecordOfLodossWar'', and King Kashue in its sequel, ''Chronicles of the Heroic Knight''. The main hero of the former, Parn, becomes another Aragorn in the latter as the focus shifts to a younger hero.
%%* Admiral Lindy Harlaown, [[spoiler:and later Hayate,]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.
%%* [[ColonelBadass Roy Mustang]] in the first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime. In the [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist manga and %%Brotherhood]] he shares the role with General Armstrong for the final fight.
%%* Quatre Raberba Winner from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', since [[TheHero Heero]] outright vests him with the leadership of the Gundam Team in a late-series episode.
* In ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'', Admiral Gideon fills this role taking on the Comet Empire's main space fleet while the Hero's ship is engaging a smaller task force. This of course leads to the Hero's ship being the only one to survive.
* Griffith from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', during the Golden Age arc (the bit that was adapted into an anime, twice). He's the commander of the Band of the Hawk, but somehow [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything Guts always winds up doing all the grunt work.]]

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* An event in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' that happened before the series takes place the main character's parents had this kind of relationship with the mother, Princess Arika, serving as The Aragorn to the father, The Thousand Master in his fight against the BigBad who was known as "The Life Maker" and "The Mage of the Beginning". Though neither Arika nor her forces actually help the Thousand Master in his fight as he defeated the Mage of the Beginning shortly before they arrived. But they DID suppress and seal the World Destroying Apocalyptic Magic that was released as "The Ritual to Return the World to Nothing" was completed. So after saving the world they at some point had [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex hot sex]] and thus the greatest ChickMagnet/Shounen Lead the world has ever seen was born.
* King Fahn in ''RecordOfLodossWar'', and King Kashue in its sequel, ''Chronicles of the Heroic Knight''. The main hero of the former, Parn, becomes another Aragorn in the latter as the focus shifts to a younger hero.
%%* Admiral Lindy Harlaown, [[spoiler:and later Hayate,]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.
%%* [[ColonelBadass Roy Mustang]] in the first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime. In the [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist manga and %%Brotherhood]] he shares the role with General Armstrong for the final fight.
%%* Quatre Raberba Winner from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', since [[TheHero Heero]] outright vests him with the leadership of the Gundam Team in a late-series episode.
* In ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'', Admiral Gideon fills this role taking on the Comet Empire's main space fleet while the Hero's ship is engaging a smaller task force. This of course leads to the Hero's ship being the only one to survive.
* Griffith from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', during the Golden Age arc (the bit that was adapted into an anime, twice).arc. He's the commander of the Band of the Hawk, but somehow [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything Guts always winds up doing all the grunt work.]]



* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'': Shinobu Nagumo and Kiichi Gotoh are the captains of the [=SVU's=] 1st and 2nd divisions respectively. While both are crucial to the overall narrative, the series mainly focuses on officers Noa Izumi and her partner, Asuma Shinohara.
** Gotoh is a mentor to his division, though mainly to Asuma whom he takes a shine to, as he begins to teach him strategy. And, like the ''Bubblegum Crisis'' example, he's also the BigGood who keeps [[MegaCorp Schaft Enterprises]] in check.
** Shinobu prefers to do things [[ByTheBookCop by-the-book]], but still a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. She often provides support for Gotoh's division and will usually back his decisions. She's also [[DayInTheLimelight the hero of the second film.]]
* In ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'', Mendoza is very much a Supporting Leader to the child hero Esteban. Subverted a bit in that he's a lot more morally ambiguous than most other examples of this trope, being more the LovableTraitor than anything else.

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* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'': Shinobu Nagumo In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' Miria is this as leader of Clare's group of Claymores and Kiichi Gotoh are the captains main Deuteragonist of the [=SVU's=] 1st and 2nd divisions respectively. While both are crucial to series. Miria is the overall narrative, the series mainly focuses on officers Noa Izumi and her partner, Asuma Shinohara.
** Gotoh is a mentor to his division, though mainly to Asuma whom he
one who takes a shine to, as he begins to teach him strategy. And, like on the ''Bubblegum Crisis'' example, he's also Organization [[spoiler:who is behind the BigGood who keeps [[MegaCorp Schaft Enterprises]] in check.
** Shinobu prefers to do things [[ByTheBookCop by-the-book]], but still a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. She often provides support for Gotoh's division and will usually back his decisions. She's also [[DayInTheLimelight the hero
creation of the second film.]]
* In ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'', Mendoza
Yoma and is very much using their island as a Supporting Leader giant research lab]] while Clare is searching for Raki and seeks to the child hero Esteban. Subverted a bit in that he's a lot more morally ambiguous than most other examples of this trope, being more the LovableTraitor than anything else.take revenge on Priscilla.



* SonicTheHedgehog in season 1 of ''Anime/SonicX''. Let's not kid ourselves. Chris is the main character there.
* [[spoiler:Gaara]] in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Despite being relatively young, he commands an entire battalion ''and'' is Regimental Commander to boot.
** In a way, this has been Kakashi's role since the start of ''Shippuden'' as Naruto's team leader.[[spoiler: Further reinforced in the Great Fourth Ninja War when he serves as Third division General and, eventually, sixth Hokage.]]
** Shikamaru often plays this role also. He even got [[ADayInTheLimelight his very own story arc]].
* ''Manga/SlamDunk'': [[ScaryBlackMan Akagi]] is this in series. [[GentleGiant Uozumi]] is also this from Ryonan's perspective, as everyone sees Sendoh as the real hero of the team.
* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' Kittan has this role. Though [[TheHero Simon]] is the official leader of Team Dai Gurren, his status as a OneManArmy means he often is off facing the enemy leader or another large threat while the rest of the team fights off the [[{{Mook}} mooks]], with Kittan leading them. Yoko even literally calls him this, saying Simon was the leader that pulled them up while Kittan supported them from below. Dayakka is a lesser example, commanding the team's battleship.

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* SonicTheHedgehog in season 1 of ''Anime/SonicX''. Let's not kid ourselves. Chris is the main character there.
* [[spoiler:Gaara]] in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Despite being relatively young, he commands an entire battalion ''and'' is Regimental Commander to boot.
** In a way, this has been Kakashi's role since the start of ''Shippuden'' as Naruto's team leader.[[spoiler: Further reinforced in the Great Fourth Ninja War when he serves as Third division General and, eventually, sixth Hokage.]]
** Shikamaru often plays this role also. He even got [[ADayInTheLimelight his very own story arc]].
* ''Manga/SlamDunk'': [[ScaryBlackMan Akagi]] is this in series. [[GentleGiant Uozumi]] is also this from Ryonan's perspective, as everyone sees Sendoh as the real hero of the team.
* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' Kittan has this role. Though [[TheHero Simon]] Part 3 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Joseph is the official leader of Team Dai Gurren, his status as a OneManArmy means he often is off facing the enemy leader or another large threat while the rest of the team fights off the [[{{Mook}} mooks]], with Kittan leading them. Yoko even literally calls him this, saying Simon was the leader that pulled them up while Kittan supported them from below. Dayakka is a lesser example, commanding of the team's battleship.party and makes most of their decisions, but the story mainly follows Jotaro.



* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': The {{Tritagonist}} [[TheRival Reiji]] is the leader of the [[TheTeam Lancers]], which includes TheHero and TheProtagonist Yuya. Even though Reiji is dealing with the main villains, the story follows Yuya's POV more often than Reiji's.

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%%* Admiral Lindy Harlaown, [[spoiler:and later Hayate,]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': The {{Tritagonist}} [[TheRival Reiji]] is An event in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' that happened before the leader of series takes place the [[TheTeam Lancers]], which includes TheHero and TheProtagonist Yuya. Even though Reiji is dealing main character's parents had this kind of relationship with the main villains, mother, Princess Arika, serving as The Aragorn to the father, The Thousand Master in his fight against the BigBad who was known as "The Life Maker" and "The Mage of the Beginning". Though neither Arika nor her forces actually help the Thousand Master in his fight as he defeated the Mage of the Beginning shortly before they arrived. But they DID suppress and seal the World Destroying Apocalyptic Magic that was released as "The Ritual to Return the World to Nothing" was completed. So after saving the world they at some point had [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex hot sex]] and thus the greatest ChickMagnet/Shounen Lead the world has ever seen was born.
%%* Quatre Raberba Winner from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', since [[TheHero Heero]] outright vests him with the leadership of the Gundam Team in a late-series episode.
* In ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'', Mendoza is very much a Supporting Leader to the child hero Esteban. Subverted a bit in that he's a lot more morally ambiguous than most other examples of this trope, being more the LovableTraitor than anything else.
* [[spoiler:Gaara]] in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Despite being relatively young, he commands an entire battalion ''and'' is Regimental Commander to boot.
** In a way, this has been Kakashi's role since the start of ''Shippuden'' as Naruto's team leader.[[spoiler:Further reinforced in the Great Fourth Ninja War when he serves as Third division General and, eventually, sixth Hokage.]]
** Shikamaru often plays this role also. He even got [[ADayInTheLimelight his very own
story follows Yuya's POV more arc]].
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'': Shinobu Nagumo and Kiichi Gotoh are the captains of the [=SVU's=] 1st and 2nd divisions respectively. While both are crucial to the overall narrative, the series mainly focuses on officers Noa Izumi and her partner, Asuma Shinohara.
** Gotoh is a mentor to his division, though mainly to Asuma whom he takes a shine to, as he begins to teach him strategy. And, like the ''Bubblegum Crisis'' example, he's also the BigGood who keeps [[MegaCorp Schaft Enterprises]] in check.
** Shinobu prefers to do things [[ByTheBookCop by-the-book]], but still a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. She
often than Reiji's.provides support for Gotoh's division and will usually back his decisions. She's also [[DayInTheLimelight the hero of the second film.]]
* King Fahn in ''RolePlay/RecordOfLodossWar'', and King Kashue in its sequel, ''Chronicles of the Heroic Knight''. The main hero of the former, Parn, becomes another Aragorn in the latter as the focus shifts to a younger hero.



* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' Miria is this as leader of Clare's group of Claymores and the main Deuteragonist of the series. Miria is the one who takes on the Organization [[spoiler:who is behind the creation of the Yoma and is using their island as a giant research lab]] while Clare is searching for Raki and seeks to take revenge on Priscilla.
* In Part 3 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Joseph is the leader of the party and makes most of their decisions, but the story mainly follows Jotaro.

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* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' Miria ''Manga/SlamDunk'': [[ScaryBlackMan Akagi]] is this in series. [[GentleGiant Uozumi]] is also this from Ryonan's perspective, as everyone sees Sendoh as the real hero of the team.
* SonicTheHedgehog in season 1 of ''Anime/SonicX''. Let's not kid ourselves. Chris is the main character there.
* In ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'', Admiral Gideon fills this role taking on the Comet Empire's main space fleet while the Hero's ship is engaging a smaller task force. This of course leads to the Hero's ship being the only one to survive.
* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' Kittan has this role. Though [[TheHero Simon]] is the official
leader of Clare's group of Claymores and Team Dai Gurren, his status as a OneManArmy means he often is off facing the main Deuteragonist enemy leader or another large threat while the rest of the series. Miria is team fights off the one who takes on [[{{Mook}} mooks]], with Kittan leading them. Yoko even literally calls him this, saying Simon was the Organization [[spoiler:who is behind the creation of the Yoma and is using their island as a giant research lab]] leader that pulled them up while Clare Kittan supported them from below. Dayakka is searching for Raki and seeks to take revenge on Priscilla.
a lesser example, commanding the team's battleship.
* In Part 3 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Joseph ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': The {{Tritagonist}} [[TheRival Reiji]] is the leader of the party [[TheTeam Lancers]], which includes TheHero and makes most of their decisions, but TheProtagonist Yuya. Even though Reiji is dealing with the main villains, the story mainly follows Jotaro.Yuya's POV more often than Reiji's.
12th Jan '17 12:29:06 AM PaulA
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* Prince Barin in ''Film/FlashGordon''. Vultan fills this role to a certain extent as well, but Barin more so.

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* Prince Barin in ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. Vultan fills this role to a certain extent as well, but Barin more so.
11th Jan '17 5:51:33 PM nombretomado
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* Both Chief of Security Franklin Delarose (a decorated soldier) and Headmistress Elizabeth Carson (better known as superheroine Lady Astarte) got a chance to be a Supporting Leader in the Halloween stories set at SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse, when an unstoppable super villain led a small army against the school.
* LonelyGirl15 has (at least in its first season) Tachyon filling this role - as she runs around the world fighting the Order, she occasionally stops to lend a little aid to our band of refugee heroes. Their first major victory happens almost entirely because she was in town at the time.

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* Both Chief of Security Franklin Delarose (a decorated soldier) and Headmistress Elizabeth Carson (better known as superheroine Lady Astarte) got a chance to be a Supporting Leader in the Halloween stories set at SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, when an unstoppable super villain led a small army against the school.
* LonelyGirl15 ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' has (at least in its first season) Tachyon filling this role - as she runs around the world fighting the Order, she occasionally stops to lend a little aid to our band of refugee heroes. Their first major victory happens almost entirely because she was in town at the time.
21st Dec '16 12:05:24 AM Xtifr
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%%* Prince Gwydion from the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', a fairly similar character to Aragorn himself.

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%%* Prince Gwydion from the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', a fairly similar character to Aragorn himself.
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