A protagonist is a main character of a story. It can be used for any kind of story: in literature or movie. The protagonist is also called the main character or the hero of the story. The protagonist(s) is the opposing character to an antagonist.

Protagonists are usually moral, helping other characters to change their badness to become good again, or killing the bad characters.

These are the protagonists in both The Vampire Diaries, and The Originals.

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