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Second Lead Syndrome is when a viewer of a romance drama or anime starts falling for the second lead. In some occasions the viewer may also want the second lead to end up with the main lead.
Aeona is talking to her friend Alex,
“I am watching this drama which has this love triangle, and I thought that I would be 100% team Kim Tan but I am starting to realise how good of a guy Young-do is. A very small part of me kinda wants him to be with Eun-sang too...”
Alex then replies,
“Oh Aeona, you have second lead syndrome!”
“What is second lead syndrome?”
“It’s where a viewer starts really liking the second lead and maybe even wanting them to be with the main character”
by I’mChineseAndFilipino November 28, 2020
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