How interesting a character is can be determined by how interesting they are relative to the rest of the cast. In a series populated extensively by flat characters, the protagonist will need only a few defining traits to stand out. Conversely, in a Cast Full Of Snowflakes
, interesting and well-developed characters will often lose screen time to MORE interesting and well-developed characters.
The Trope Name comes from George Washington, the first President of the United States under the Constitution. In most cases, he'd be the defining figure of the period- but when he was keeping company with Benjamin Franklin
, Thomas Jefferson
, Samuel Adams
, and Alexander Hamilton
, he comes off as rather boring in comparison.