the good guy (usually in a story)
Master Cheif in "Halo"

Jesus in "the Holy Bible"

Tom Cruise in "Top Gun"

the good guy is the protagonist, the bad guy is the antagonist
by doombuddy January 02, 2007
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Since there was no absolute definition for this word, I decided to use an actual meaning.

1. The main character in a drama or other literary work.
2. In ancient Greek drama, the first actor to engage in dialogue with the chorus, in later dramas playing the main character and some minor characters as well.
3.
1. A leading or principal figure.
2. The leader of a cause; a champion.
Gee, I dunno... do you really need one?
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One who likes UFC and likes to wrestle with men...preferably shirtless. In a homosexual encounter, will be the giver in anal intercourse. Typically a white male who bases their life on movies they have seen. See Antagonist.
Hey, bro, I totally watched fightclub last night, and I wrestled Timmy. He was being a protagonist. My ass still hurts.
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Believing you and your life are either literally or metaphorically the center of a metaphysical narrative in which you are the protagonist and that your life obstacles or people you disagree with or dislike are forces of evil. Most often seen in people who have consumed large amounts of entertainment such as books, movies, or video games which have a concrete "good or bad" for most of their lives.
"My sister in law keeps referencing Harry Potter online when politics are brought up. I think she may have a protagonist complex."

"Quit being so self righteous. You sound like you have a protagonist complex."
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A character from a fictional video game or book, who does not directly and vocally interacts with others. They still talk, only, we cannot HEAR/READ what they say, but other characters do. Sometimes, you can actually read or hear their thoughts. While silently interacting, they move their body, such as nodding, or bowing their heads.
Isaac from Golden Sun, Crono from Chrono Trigger, Serge from Chrono Cross, Ryu from Breath of Fire 1/2/3/4, etc.
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Common tendency in works of fiction, although mostly illustrated in anime and manga, for protagonists or heroes to be very intellectually skilled normally, but be very dense when it comes to social interactions.
"Dude, Makoto from Danganronpa 1 has borderline protagonist syndrome. He tears through the class trials, but can't even take a hint from a single love interest."
by daniel_the_adamant March 16, 2020
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