Main Supporting Leader Discussion

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SaltyWaffles
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10:31:02 AM May 5th 2012
There's really no need for the change in name. I find it confusing as it currently is, but I found the name very memorable, easy to understand, and fitting before.

"Supporting Leader" is very vague and does not even match the trope's definition. "Supporting Leader" can be indirect or direct, heroic or villainous, clandestine or open, support through military or financial (or political or PR etc...). It does not hint as to what the general "intent" or "gist" of the trope is—which is a partial Big Good that is not the protagonist or center of focus in the story.
ccoa
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06:57:07 PM Mar 13th 2012
This trope was renamed from The Aragorn per this TRS thread.
Keredis
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06:28:10 AM May 6th 2010
Keredis: I'm of the opinion that we should use a quote from the books. Even if it is Gandalf saying the line, it still describes exactly what Aragorn's function will be. Nothing in the description for The Aragorn says that he has to be the one to come up with the plan, rather that his job is to be the one who carries out the role.
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