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7th Dec, 2017 02:46:15 AM

There are...a lot of tropes that show up here. "Side characters do everything" sounds like Non-Protagonist Resolver, or Pinball Protagonist (if the protagonist is particularly passive).

Other tropes that appear in your query might be Guest-Star Party Member (temporary companion until arc is resolved) and some sort of "becomes royalty" trope like Rightful King Returns.

7th Dec, 2017 03:09:55 AM

I'm not so much thinking of the side character bit - my apologies for the title being incorrect. It is really that you meet and befriend exactly one representative of a foreign culture, who does not become a protagonist, and then they must inevitably become that culture's ruler in some later time, which may very well be an entirely different plot. They may have been a prince all along, or may inevitably win the election, anything, just the "one character we know of foreign culture" <becomes> "ruler of that culture" is what I'm talking about.

Edited by Harmonia
7th Dec, 2017 06:28:16 AM

Yes, a combo of those two. Though they may also win the election instead. I wonder if it should be its own trope...