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Basic Trope: The new character becomes the protagonist.

  • Straight: James takes his father, Bob's role of being the protagonist in "The Fight 2".
  • Exaggerated: "The Fight 3" has James' son, Leon. Then, "The Fight 4" has Leon's best friend Alex, then...
  • Downplayed: "The Fight 5" has Alex's sister as the deuteragonist.
  • Justified: Bob is retired and has a new life.
  • Inverted: Bob remains the protagonist, but his entire Side Kick entourage and Rogues Gallery are replaced with new characters.
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  • Subverted: Bob comes back from his 10-Minute Retirement.
  • Double Subverted: Then he is retired again.
  • Parodied: A show switches protagonists every five minutes.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: The protagonist never changes.
  • Enforced: "We can't get the same actor to play the protagonist for the sequel, but we can get the sidekick..."
  • Lampshaded: "So...What happened to the other guy?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob refuses to be left out of the next adventure just because he's getting old.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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