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Protagonist vs. Antihero

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Protagonistnoun

(authorship) The main character, or one of the main characters, in any story, such as a literary work or drama.

Antiheronoun

A protagonist who proceeds in an unheroic manner, such as by criminal means, via cowardly actions, or for mercenary goals.

Protagonistnoun

A leading person in a contest; a principal performer.

Antiheronoun

a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)

Protagonistnoun

(proscribed) An advocate or champion of a cause or course of action.

Antihero

An antihero (sometimes spelled as anti-hero) or antiheroine is a main character in a story who lacks conventional heroic qualities and attributes, such as idealism, courage, and morality. Although antiheroes may sometimes perform actions that are morally correct, it is not always for the right reasons, often acting primarily out of self-interest or in ways that defy conventional ethical codes.

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Protagonistnoun

One who takes the leading part in a drama; hence, one who takes lead in some great scene, enterprise, conflict, or the like.

‘Shakespeare, the protagonist on the great of modern poetry.’;

Protagonistnoun

a person who backs a politician or a team etc.;

‘all their supporters came out for the game’; ‘they are friends of the library’;

Protagonistnoun

the principal character in a work of fiction

Protagonist

A protagonist (from Ancient Greek πρωταγωνιστής, prōtagōnistḗs 'one who plays the first part, chief actor') is the main character of a story. The protagonist makes key decisions that affect the plot, primarily influencing the story and propelling it forward and is often the character who faces the most significant obstacles.

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