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10th Aug '16 4:05:46 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', Master Chief becomes this to the Arbiter. While Master Chief is the main hero of the overall series, it is the Arbiter around whom the vast majority of ''2''[='=]s plot revolves, and ultimately he's the one to stop Tartarus and save the galaxy (temporarily, at least). Master Chief retakes the role of TheHero in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', with the Arbiter dropped down to Sidekick status.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', Master Chief becomes this to the Arbiter. While Master Chief is the main hero of the overall series, it is the Arbiter around whom the vast majority of ''2''[='=]s plot revolves, and ultimately he's the one to stop Tartarus and save the galaxy (temporarily, at least). Master Chief retakes the role of TheHero in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', with the Arbiter dropped down to Sidekick status.



* Admiral Hackett plays this role in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', leading the human fleet against [[spoiler: Sovereign and the geth fleet]] while Shepard goes after Saren.
** He does it again in ''Mass Effect 3'', where he's more or less the leader of the human race. What's more, any forces the other races commit to the war effort fall under his command, and he's in charge of the FinalBattle to [[spoiler: retake Earth and the Citadel from the Reapers]].

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Admiral Hackett plays this role in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', leading the human fleet against [[spoiler: Sovereign and the geth fleet]] while Shepard goes after Saren.
** He does it again in ''Mass Effect 3'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', where he's more or less the leader of the human race. What's more, any forces the other races commit to the war effort fall under his command, and he's in charge of the FinalBattle to [[spoiler: retake Earth and the Citadel from the Reapers]].
28th Jul '16 12:31:55 AM erforce
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* Ardeth Bey in the first two [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Mummy movies]]. He leads the secret society tasked with keeping Imhotep in his sarcophagus, but Rick and Evie are the main heroes of the series.

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* Ardeth Bey in the first two [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Mummy movies]].''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' movies. He leads the secret society tasked with keeping Imhotep in his sarcophagus, but Rick and Evie are the main heroes of the series.
17th Jul '16 4:01:58 PM Discar
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** Gaius Sextus is the official ruler of Alera, and he's good at it. The only problems are (a) he's getting old enough that he can't take care of everything himself, (b) a SuccessionCrisis is undermining his legitimacy, and (c) a big OutsideContextVillain has been awakened. If not for that stuff, he wouldn't be a Supporting Leader, he'd just be the actual leader. Several books follow Tavi as he deals with problems that Sextus could have taken care of himself except for the fact that he was incapacitated, or busy doing something even more important.

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** Gaius Sextus is the official ruler of Alera, and he's good at it. The only problems are (a) he's getting old enough that he can't take care of everything himself, (b) a SuccessionCrisis is undermining his legitimacy, and (c) a big OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem has been awakened. If not for that stuff, he wouldn't be a Supporting Leader, he'd just be the actual leader. Several books follow Tavi as he deals with problems that Sextus could have taken care of himself except for the fact that he was incapacitated, or busy doing something even more important.
8th Jul '16 8:10:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' starts out with [[ShelteredAristocrat King Cailan Theirin]] and [[TheObiWan Duncan]], continues with Arl Eamon, and, finally concludes with either [[spoiler: Alistair]] or [[spoiler: Queen Anora]] fulfilling this role, depending on the player's choices. Before the final battle, the player can also choose [[spoiler: one of the remaining party members to stay behind and lead a brief gaiden encounter]].

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' starts out with [[ShelteredAristocrat King Cailan Theirin]] and [[TheObiWan Duncan]], Duncan, continues with Arl Eamon, and, finally concludes with either [[spoiler: Alistair]] or [[spoiler: Queen Anora]] fulfilling this role, depending on the player's choices. Before the final battle, the player can also choose [[spoiler: one of the remaining party members to stay behind and lead a brief gaiden encounter]].
5th Jul '16 9:10:04 AM StFan
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->'''Aragorn:''' Draw out Sauron's armies. Empty his lands. Then we gather our full strength and march on the Black Gate.
->'''Éomer:''' We cannot achieve victory through strength of arms.
->'''Aragorn:''' Not for ourselves. But we can give Frodo his chance if we keep Sauron's Eye fixed upon us. Keep him blind to all else that moves.
-->--''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return Of The King''

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\n->'''Aragorn:''' Draw out Sauron's armies. Empty his lands. Then we gather our full strength and march on the Black Gate.
->'''Éomer:'''
Gate.\\
'''Éomer:'''
We cannot achieve victory through strength of arms.
->'''Aragorn:'''
arms.\\
'''Aragorn:'''
Not for ourselves. But we can give Frodo his chance if we keep Sauron's Eye fixed upon us. Keep him blind to all else that moves.
-->--''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: -->-- ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return Of The of the King''



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* Stella Yamada of LemonadeMouth. She's the one who's in charge of the band, You might as well have her the main character and lead singer of the band than Olivia.

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* Stella Yamada of LemonadeMouth.''Film/LemonadeMouth''. She's the one who's in charge of the band, You might as well have her the main character and lead singer of the band than Olivia.



* Buliwyf in ''Film/TheThirteenthWarrior'' is the hero Viking leader, but Ibn is the protagonist.

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* Buliwyf in ''Film/TheThirteenthWarrior'' ''Film/The13thWarrior'' is the hero Viking leader, but Ibn is the protagonist.



%%* Prince Gwydion from the ''PrydainChronicles'', a fairly similar character to Aragorn himself.

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



* Buliwyf from ''The13thWarrior'' is the leader of the Norse against the Wendol, though the [[AudienceSurrogate main]] [[NaiveNewcomer character]] is Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan, a visiting Arab.

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* Buliwyf from ''The13thWarrior'' ''Literature/TheThirteenthWarrior'' is the leader of the Norse against the Wendol, though the [[AudienceSurrogate main]] [[NaiveNewcomer character]] is Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan, a visiting Arab.



%%* Prince Josua in the MemorySorrowAndThorn trilogy by Tad Williams.
* The four Great Captains in the WheelOfTime - they each command one of the Light's armies in [[spoiler: Tarmon Gaidon]], but only three of them have even been [=PoV=] characters, and only two of them for more than three books prior to that role.

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%%* Prince Josua in the MemorySorrowAndThorn ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy by Tad Williams.
* The four Great Captains in the WheelOfTime - ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' -- they each command one of the Light's armies in [[spoiler: Tarmon Gaidon]], but only three of them have even been [=PoV=] characters, and only two of them for more than three books prior to that role.



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* In some early episodes of the original ''Series/DoctorWho'' series, the Doctor was an Aragorn for companion characters such as Ian Chesterson, although the Doctor was clearly the main protagonist. This was most likely because the first actor to play the Doctor, William Hartnell, was elderly (or close to it) and mostly unsuitable for physical action. As a result,the Doctor would do the thinking, planning, and handle the purely cerebral battles with the villains, while a younger companion took care of the physical action as necessary. This was especially true near the end of Hartnell's tenure when his health was failing. Actually, according to the original series bible for the show, the role of the Doctor was initially intended to be secondary to the companions Susan, Ian and Barbara. But then again, the initial format was intended to be more of an educational show than an actual sci-fi series.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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In some early episodes of the original ''Series/DoctorWho'' series, the Doctor was an Aragorn for companion characters such as Ian Chesterson, although the Doctor was clearly the main protagonist. This was most likely because the first actor to play the Doctor, William Hartnell, was elderly (or close to it) and mostly unsuitable for physical action. As a result,the result, the Doctor would do the thinking, planning, and handle the purely cerebral battles with the villains, while a younger companion took care of the physical action as necessary. This was especially true near the end of Hartnell's tenure when his health was failing. Actually, according According to the original series bible for the show, the role of the Doctor was initially intended to be secondary to the companions Susan, Ian and Barbara. But then again, the initial format was intended to be more of an educational show than an actual sci-fi series.



** Jack is generally this to the Doctor whenever he turns up.
* On ''{{ER}}'', the doctors with the most authority are usually the least-seen. In the early seasons, the chief of Emergency Medicine (that is, the boss of the titular emergency room) wasn't even a regular character. Only once was the star of the show also the Chief (Luka), and that lasted less than two seasons.

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** Jack Harkness is generally this to the Doctor whenever he turns up.
* On ''{{ER}}'', ''Series/{{ER}}'', the doctors with the most authority are usually the least-seen. In the early seasons, the chief of Emergency Medicine (that is, the boss of the titular emergency room) wasn't even a regular character. Only once was the star of the show also the Chief (Luka), and that lasted less than two seasons.



* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', in which the legendary King Arthur is the {{deuteragonist}}.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', in which the legendary King Arthur is the {{deuteragonist}}.



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* Although Specs is the BigGood and TheLeader of the Dino Attack Team, he is only a supporting character in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', which instead puts the spotlight on his soldiers.
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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' has Toa Helryx, the first Toa and leader of the HeroSecretService. She and her organization coordinated forces throughout the Matoran World to unite against the Brotherhood of Makuta. After the organization blew its own cover, she temporarily became a prisoner of the BigBad, and now, her role as a leader has basically diminished.

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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' has Toa Helryx, the first Toa and leader of the HeroSecretService. She and her organization coordinated forces throughout the Matoran World to unite against the Brotherhood of Makuta. After the organization blew its own cover, she temporarily became a prisoner of the BigBad, and now, her role as a leader has basically diminished.



* The Griffon in ''AmericanMcGeesAlice''. He gathers the allies Alice has met and has them storm the castle while Alice goes to face the Queen. [[spoiler: Too bad you would soon have to take his place.]]

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* The Griffon in ''AmericanMcGeesAlice''.''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice''. He gathers the allies Alice has met and has them storm the castle while Alice goes to face the Queen. [[spoiler: Too bad you would soon have to take his place.]]



%%* Ciro in ''{{Project0}}''

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%%* Ciro in ''{{Project0}}''''Webcomic/Project0''



* Although Specs is the BigGood and TheLeader of the Dino Attack Team, he is only a supporting character in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', which instead puts the spotlight on his soldiers.



-->'''[[CaptainObvious Legolas]]''': [[MemeticMutation A diversion!]]

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-->'''[[CaptainObvious Legolas]]''': ->'''[[CaptainObvious Legolas]]:''' [[MemeticMutation A diversion!]]diversion!]]
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4th Jul '16 1:56:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Master Roshi and Tenshinhan take this role. Roshi also has the role of TheObiWan or TheMentor.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Master Roshi and Tenshinhan take this role. Roshi also has the role of TheObiWan or TheMentor.
24th Jun '16 2:45:25 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* Race Bannon in ''JonnyQuest''.

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%%* Race Bannon in ''JonnyQuest''.''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''.



* In ''GetEd'', the team leader is actually Burn, who has just a few follicles too many to count as a BaldBlackLeaderGuy (points for the military cut, though). Ed himself is more of a SixthRanger who just joined before the start of the series (the couriers' uniforms all have numbers; five is absent from the team, being a [[WhatMightHaveBeen space left for a character named "Fader" who was to have his own plotline]] [[{{Cliffhanger}} in the second season that never materialized]]).

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* In ''GetEd'', ''WesternAnimation/GetEd'', the team leader is actually Burn, who has just a few follicles too many to count as a BaldBlackLeaderGuy (points for the military cut, though). Ed himself is more of a SixthRanger who just joined before the start of the series (the couriers' uniforms all have numbers; five is absent from the team, being a [[WhatMightHaveBeen space left for a character named "Fader" who was to have his own plotline]] [[{{Cliffhanger}} in the second season that never materialized]]).
11th Jun '16 4:17:00 PM nombretomado
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* SwordOfTruth has both sides go through a large number of these. Given that half of the series is devoted to fighting a war, it's not that surprising.

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* SwordOfTruth Literature/SwordOfTruth has both sides go through a large number of these. Given that half of the series is devoted to fighting a war, it's not that surprising.
28th May '16 6:30:21 PM Voila27
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* 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.
25th May '16 5:24:07 PM nombretomado
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** The PS3 remake removes most of this however as now he generally meets up with the heroes in time and helps out for most of the end of chapter events, before joining the party for good towards the end.

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** The PS3 [=PS3=] remake removes most of this however as now he generally meets up with the heroes in time and helps out for most of the end of chapter events, before joining the party for good towards the end.
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