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The Protagonist is an Omnipresent Trope that is present in almost every story, and therefore has spawned lots of Sub Tropes.

Sometimes, for these tropes, due to the Omnipresence of the Sub-Trope, Hero Protagonist, "Hero" is used to mean "Protagonist", when the two terms actually refer to different concepts. The "protagonist" is the central character of a story, the one whose viewpoint is used to tell the story. There is only one of these in each story, with similar character called "Deuteragonist", "Tritagonistor" or just "ensemble cast". There is no morality inherent to any of these terms. The term "hero" could mean different things depending on what the author considers to be a heroic action or stance.

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