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Can someone familiar with the works clean up the Gundam examples? They are very wordy and violate Example Indentation.
Christ. Yeah. Simplified it majorly.
How can this be the case when the majority of the show is about Tatsumi's development? Akame's issues with her sister are, at best, a B-plot to Tatsumi growing and perfecting his abilities as an assassin until his death. Akame herself barely changes at all throughout, while Tatsumi is forced to mature and better himself in ways that Akame already did long before the show's events began. That he's absent for all of one episode does not change the fact that we've been following him pretty much the entire story. Therefore it is HIS story, not Akame's.
Removed Chrono Trigger example
So, does the decoy actually have to die to count as this trope? That certainly would appear to be the case from the description but it suffers a little bit from Example as a Thesis, and some of the examples given, such as Sleeping Beauty, don't fit this.
Nah, removing them from the story in some other way works as well.
Is this an actual example, or a fan theory?
But Kevin IS the actual protagonist, not a decoy.
... and in the following episode, the Big Bad outright says their Time Travel caused everything revolve around... Madoka. ( and the own episode 10 turns clear Homura's actions revolve around Madoka) And the theme sung from Homura's point of view is the starting theme. It can be a subversion, but i am not sure.
Hmmm... true! You could say the trope has been played with, in that while Homura has been revealed to be the actual main character, Madoka still is extremely important to the plot. So, possibly subverted? Just done really weirdly in that they're both main characters, just it turns out the plot is based around Homura's abilities and what she does for Madoka's sake?
It you is mentioning is The Protagonist and Deuteragonist relationship, and Madoka and Homura definitively qualify. But, Homura's abilities, in the plot, only are important to their backstory, and to the potential of Madoka. About the "what she does for Madoka's sake" thing, the only "main character" points Homura received with the Episode 10 is because she is the main character of episode 10. Episode 10 not turns she neither more close neither less close to the main character status of the earlier episodes. Episode 11 realizes it, however, with the explanation about the potential of Madoka.
Would Kisaragi (Kurama's secretary) from Elfen Lied be one? It made it look like she was going to have a larger role than she did, then brutally killed her just a few minutes later. I wasn't sure if she needed more screen time/characterization to count.
Got a question about two characters: Franky Four Fingers in Snatch and English Bob in Unforgiven. When watching those films for the first time, I expected that both would be there a lot longer, and seemed to be protagonist material (if not the primary protagonist), but Franky is killed early on and English Bob is driven out of town.
The story is more of an ensemble. Also, mistaking Aldo for the main character is more a case of Trailers Always Lie.
The story is told from Preston's perspective. He's clearly the main character right from the beginning.
It's pretty clear that Jaguar Paw is the main character when he's introduced. As I recall, in the commentary Gibson talks about how the first scene is intended to show that he's cannier than his fellow young hunters and therefore of heroic material.
In accordance with our Spoiler Policy, I have despoilered the title of Fairly English Story in Fan Fiction. It's kind of unnecessary anyway since the trope description clearly says "Here there be spoilers".
From Spoiler Policy: "Spoiler tagging the name of the work is worse than useless."
Consider adding Locke from Season 5 of Lost: all throughout the show, he's been toted as the Chosen One; he even resurrects from the dead, and seems to have a new awareness of the Island's Magic. Then we discover in the surprise end to Season 5 he was dead all along and is actually the Bad Guy. Season 6 seems to be making it clear that his rival Jack is the REAL Chosen One
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How well does it match the trope?