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Author Topic: Too cool to be a protagonist?  (Read 648 times)

Tyberious Funk

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Too cool to be a protagonist?
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2007, 09:57:56 pm »
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And yet, I've seen this sort of thing, both in media and in gaming, before ... something or someone that is immensely cool in a supporting role, but which can't maintain that when the spotlight is on them.  

The Fonz.  

River in Serenity.  I think Jayne might have gone that way too, had Firefly continued.  

On the flip side, are characters that start out being the centre of a show (or movie or book) but are nowhere near as interesting as the rest of the characters.  West Wing started out being focused around Rob Lowe's character, Sam Seabourne.  But I think the writers quickly realised the ensemble cast was much more interesting as a whole.


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« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2007, 08:42:04 am »
The actors are doing as well as they can, but the stories are not exactlly brilliant. Their is very little to like and no recuring theme except: "New Threat, Torchwood member drama, and no pithy banter."


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