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26th May '16 6:29:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Some WilliamFaulkner novels alternate chapters among the first-person perspective of several narrators, often [[TheRashomon relating the same events]]. It switched narrators ''within the same sentence'' at least once. His books that follow this include:

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* Some WilliamFaulkner Creator/WilliamFaulkner novels alternate chapters among the first-person perspective of several narrators, often [[TheRashomon relating the same events]]. It switched narrators ''within the same sentence'' at least once. His books that follow this include:
9th May '16 2:55:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done so well by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara in his novel ''Literature/TheKillerAngels'' (the basis for the 1993 film ''{{Gettysburg}}'') that his son Jeff Shaara has [[LikeFatherLikeSon copied the technique]] in every one of his own novels.

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* Done so well by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara in his novel ''Literature/TheKillerAngels'' (the basis for the 1993 film ''{{Gettysburg}}'') ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}'') that his son Jeff Shaara has [[LikeFatherLikeSon copied the technique]] in every one of his own novels.
5th May '16 4:28:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheWheelOfTime'' regularly switches POV between around 10 main characters. The books will also regularly include POV chapters of side characters depending on how Robert Jordan wished to show extra information. Or hide it.
* ''TheRulesOfAttraction'' by BretEastonEllis is narrated by several characters; all of the more important ones narrate at least one chapter.

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* ''TheWheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' regularly switches POV between around 10 main characters. The books will also regularly include POV chapters of side characters depending on how Robert Jordan wished to show extra information. Or hide it.
* ''TheRulesOfAttraction'' ''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction'' by BretEastonEllis Creator/BretEastonEllis is narrated by several characters; all of the more important ones narrate at least one chapter.



* Every book in the WickedLovely series switches between (usually three, although Fragile Eternity has four and stopping time has only two) different third person [=POVs=].

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* Every book in the WickedLovely ''Literature/WickedLovely'' series switches between (usually three, although Fragile Eternity has four and stopping time has only two) different third person [=POVs=].



* The ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' alternates between Michael and Fisk's perspective with each chapter.

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* The ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' alternates between Michael and Fisk's perspective with each chapter.



* Each book in the ''{{Havemercy}}'' series by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett rotates first-person perspective through four protagonists.
* The books in ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'' series switch between the formulaic TwoGuysAndAGirl in first-person from chapter-to-chapter.

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* Each book in the ''{{Havemercy}}'' ''Literature/{{Havemercy}}'' series by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett rotates first-person perspective through four protagonists.
* The books in ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'' ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' series switch between the formulaic TwoGuysAndAGirl in first-person from chapter-to-chapter.



* The story of ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' is told from the POV of 5 characters, one of them a villain.

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* The story of ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' is told from the POV of 5 characters, one of them a villain.



* ''GoodOmens'' has point of view switch between many different characters, including, but not limited to, Crowley, Aziraphale, Newt Pulsifer, and Anathema Device.

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* ''GoodOmens'' ''Literature/GoodOmens'' has point of view switch between many different characters, including, but not limited to, Crowley, Aziraphale, Newt Pulsifer, and Anathema Device.
2nd May '16 9:28:19 PM Homemaderat
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* ''Literature/TheYearOfTheFlood'' switches point of view between Ren and Toby. The two narrative eventually meet and continue on.
18th Mar '16 3:59:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* Most of the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen beta version]] of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' takes place from Hisao's POV. At the very end of Act 3 in Shizune's arc it switches to Misha's POV. [[spoiler:It ends with [[WhamEpisode Misha getting]] [[DrivenToSuicide hit by a car]].]]
12th Mar '16 3:34:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the TV series ''TheEvent'', flashbacks are told from various [=POVs=].

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* In the TV series ''TheEvent'', ''Series/TheEvent'', flashbacks are told from various [=POVs=].



* The ''MyNameIsEarl'' DVDBonusContent episode "Bad Karma" (allegedly the first Pilot for the series) starts from Earl's POV, but after Earl dies, it becomes ''My name is Randy''.

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* The ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' DVDBonusContent episode "Bad Karma" (allegedly the first Pilot for the series) starts from Earl's POV, but after Earl dies, it becomes ''My name is Randy''.



* {{Boomtown}} existed for this trope - we would see a crime happen from the perspectives of a number of different people ranging from police officers to victims, suspects and bystanders.

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* {{Boomtown}} ''Series/{{Boomtown}}'' existed for this trope - we would see a crime happen from the perspectives of a number of different people ranging from police officers to victims, suspects and bystanders.
12th Mar '16 3:34:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheAffair'': The second season gradually moves away from RashomonStyle to show differents parts of the events with rotating POV characters but without overlap or contradictory accounts.
10th Mar '16 5:26:36 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Confusingly, the traditional ballad ''[[http://contemplator.com/ireland/reynard.html Reynardine]]'' shifts perspective between the title character, a bandit and possible member of TheFairFolk, and an omniscient third-person narrator.

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* Confusingly, the traditional ballad ''[[http://contemplator.com/ireland/reynard.html Reynardine]]'' shifts perspective from verse to verse between the title character, a bandit and possible member of TheFairFolk, and an omniscient third-person narrator.
10th Mar '16 5:26:17 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* ''Music/{{Hospice}}'' by Music/TheAntlers switches between the perspectives of the hospice worker and the cancer patient, most notably in the song "Thirteen"

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* ''Music/{{Hospice}}'' by Music/TheAntlers switches between the perspectives of the hospice worker and the cancer patient, most notably in the song "Thirteen""Thirteen".
* Confusingly, the traditional ballad ''[[http://contemplator.com/ireland/reynard.html Reynardine]]'' shifts perspective between the title character, a bandit and possible member of TheFairFolk, and an omniscient third-person narrator.
19th Feb '16 10:11:40 AM PaulA
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* In ''TreasureIsland'', the point of view switches from Jim to the doctor while the former is unconscious.

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* In ''TreasureIsland'', ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', the point of view switches from Jim to the doctor while the former is unconscious.
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