When the action is viewed through the eyes of one character, this trope applies. It's most commonly used in literature as a narrative technique and in video games as a specific genre. It is noticeable and notable when it appears outside of those two areas, especially in movie and film where it's relatively rare to see anything directly from a characters perspective, rarer still for it to be maintained throughout. It was a major breakthrough in art when this was subverted and perspectives that no human could reasonably have started to be used in painting, such as a birds eye view. Sibling trope of Second-Person Narration. Example Tropes:
- All First Person Narrators Write Like Novelists
- Captain's Log
- First-Person Smartass
- Point of View
- Private Eye Monologue
- The All-Concealing "I"
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