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14th Mar, 2019 04:49:35 PM

I don't think it's so omnipresent either, as evidenced by the many examples of the tropes dedicated to listing the "exceptions", such as Antagonist Title and Secondary Character Title. In addition, the "omnipresence" of this trope seems to be limited to specific genres and media; comic books and western animation are very prone to protagonist titles, while this tendency does not hold as well for video games and live-action film.

Even without thinking of those tropes, I can list so many counterexamples off the top of my head:

Film (see also Literature): many Star Wars films, the James Bond films, 300: Rise of an Empire, Jumanji series, Sucker Punch, The African Queen, Gaslight, Gravity, The Pink Panther, The Fifth Element, Collateral Beauty, The Karate Kid (2010), Child's Play, Alien series, ...

Literature: The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, The Hunger Games, Legend series, The Red Pyramid, 2001: A Space Odyssey, It, ...

Live-Action TV: The X-Files, Game of Thrones, ...

Theater: Death of a Salesman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, ...

Video Games: Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy, Shin Megami Tensei, most The Legend of Zelda games, Xenogears, Xenosaga, Xenoblade series, Pokemon, Dragon Age, Drakengard, Shadow of the Colossus, Kingdom Hearts, The Portopia Serial Murder Case, Legend of Legaia, Terranigma, Illusion of Gaia, Ys, Dead Space, Minecraft, Hytale, World of Warcraft, Devil May Cry, Diablo, Lufia, Metroid, Tron 2.0, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Papers Please, Resident Evil, Undertale, System Shock, Bioshock, ...

Western Animation: Zootopia, Frozen, Tangled, South Park, Toy Story, ...

Listing more counterexamples will take a very long time.

Edited by Albert3105
14th Mar, 2019 06:53:34 PM

Protagonist Title is not an Omnipresent Trope and its page does not claim it is. Thus it (correctly) is not on Omnipresent Tropes.

The reason there are no examples on the page is because it was decided so in a TRS thread a few years ago (I found a link to the thread in the page's source).

14th Mar, 2019 07:07:52 PM

^ - What do you call: "Since this is such a common convention, please don't list examples on this page."


14th Mar, 2019 07:24:50 PM

^^ I looked in the page source and the only TRS-related thing I found was a link that took me back to the main TRS thread page. Hardly helpful, and hardly evidence that this trope wasn't deemed Ominpresent.

14th Mar, 2019 07:25:50 PM

I've just read the thread, here it is:

Basically the rationales given in the thread are "any examples list looks boring and reminds me of eyesore ZCEs" and and they consider it to be indeed an Omnipresent Trope, a conclusion which I contest.

Edited by Albert3105
14th Mar, 2019 07:26:35 PM

Edit: Nevermind

Edited by WarJay77