Anti-hero protagonist

Creatures theme

Protagonists who lack traits commonly attributed to heroes, such as nobility, bravery, selflessness, etc. Generally any villainous and/or selfish protagonist though includes cowards, fools and others.


Name variations: selfish protagonist

The first video game about Anti-hero protagonist was released on March 14, 1983.

THQ, Kalypso Media Digital and Activision has published most of these games

Redundant clarification:
Although protagonist is often interchanged with main character and hero in various contexts, the last one is only because it's the most common type of protagonist. As such the name of this tag is not paradoxical by implying unheroic hero (negating itself), instead it stands for unheroic main character.

Can be combined with hero protagonist.

Parent group

Protagonist variants

Child group

Foolish protagonist

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