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One of many

Other (objects, etc.) theme

The protagonist is one of many on a single side, whether or not the others actually manage to do anything useful.

37
games
6
platforms

The first video game about One of many was released on November 15, 2001.

Activision, Activision Blizzard and Microsoft Games has published most of these games

Notes:
* The protagonist may occasionally get separated from the rest, either on purpose or some other reason, but most of the game is spent surrounded by others.
* Usually this is to give a sense of immersion for characters that are just basic grunts or similar, or otherwise make it seem less like you're a one man army.
* Unlike group or companion tags, this does not indicate any level of control over the others, or the others following your lead.
* Occasionally the protagonist is actually an "elite" or similar (explaining the occasional on-purpose solo jobs), but still lacks any authorship over the lesser folks.

Application to non-violent games currently unknown.
Related:
* Companion
* Group
* Leader participation

Related:
* Singled out - a fact that breaks the immersion that the other characters try to give

Contrast:
* Group
* Army of One
* Temporary companions