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False protagonist

Culture concept

A character is initially made to appear as the protagonist but is later proven false, usually by that character dying without accomplishing anything significant and the story continuing with the real protagonist.

30
games
16
platforms

The first video game about False protagonist was released on December 1993.

Activision, Konami and Nintendo has published most of these games

Implies switch in the character being controlled by the player.

Not for tutorial-only characters.

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Platforms

Windows 8
PS3 4
X360 3
PS2 2
Mac OS X 2
Saturn 1
Mega-CD 1
GameCube 1
Xbox 1
Mac OS Classic 1
Wii 1
Linux 1
Xbox One 1
3DS 1
Switch 1
SNES 1

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