: The main character who is not the main focus of the story.
- Straight: Alice is The Hero, but the story is told from Bob's POV.
- Exaggerated: The POV jumps to a different character every chapter; Bob, Charlie, Betty, Claire...
- Downplayed: Alice and Bob share the POV between them but Alice is still The Hero and Bob is still her Sidekick.
- Bob has a hero complex and thinks he's The Hero but the story makes it clear that Alice is. However, Bob is still important to the story, so he's not a Decoy Protagonist.
- Bob is Alice's Sidekick.
- Inverted: Bob is not the real protagonist, but Alice is.
- Subverted: Alice Decoy Protagonist. After the second chapter, Bob takes over as The Protagonist and The Hero.
- Double Subverted: In the third chapter, Alice is back and roles are restored.
- Parodied: ???
- Zig Zagged: The roles of protagonist and hero are swapped between Alice and Bob.
- Averted: The view point character and the main character are the same character.
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: "I'm not the hero of this story but it is still my story."
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Alice is writing the story of her adventures as they happen. She chooses to act like The Hero so she'll have something worth writing down.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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