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RaptorWiki

aka Ryan

220 Edits since joining this wiki
May 26, 2012
  • I live in Johnstown, PA
  • I was born on April 15
  • My occupation is Engineer
  • I am Male

Welcome

Hi, welcome to Pixar Cars Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Cars 3 page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- Lukwisnie (Talk) 14:22, May 26, 2012

Deuteragonist/tritagonist

According to Dictionary.com, deuteragonist means "From ancient Greek: The actor next in importance to the protagonist". Tritagonist has three definitions, all referring to actors, not characters. Since Holly Shiftwell, Tow Mater and Sally Carrera are not actors in the Cars movies, those two words do not apply to them.

I have removed that information because it is a mis-used definition, and because at least one of the people who have added it here may be the same person who is blocked on Wikipedia and a few other Wikia wikis for vandalism with trying to force antagonist/protagonist/tritagonist/deuteragonist/(former) fourth, but semi, antagonist/tertiary, but true, antagonist/(former) main, but semi, antagonist/additional ridiculous combinations on characters.

I am writing up a message about this for Gray Catbird back on the main Pixar Wiki about this. Read that in about 15 minutes and you'll see why I am doing this. —RRabbit42 (leave a message) 21:18, June 30, 2013 (UTC)

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Deuteragonist - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 21:28, June 30, 2013 (UTC)
That message is now done and I have included a reference to this page. Now you will need to decide if a casual, unofficial definition takes priority over an official definition. I also double-checked my The New Merriam-Webster Dictionary from a few years back and they don't even list deuteragonist or tritagonist, but it's not an unabridged dictionary. —RRabbit42 (leave a message) 21:43, June 30, 2013 (UTC)
I haven't looked at any other "dictionaries." That just happened to be the first place I looked and posted. That's NOT where the idea to use it here comes from. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 22:24, June 30, 2013 (UTC)

TV Tropes is a great place to spend some time. John Rogers, creator of Leverage, has said he used that site when he was writing some of the episodes, or he said that he was aware of it and considers it a useful screenwriting tool. I forget which.

I don't know, either, how people started thinking deuteragonist referred to characters instead of actors, unless it did come from TV Tropes. I was sticking to the official definition as a way of dealing with what appeared to be vandalism.

The issue is pretty much settled back on Pixar Wiki and I'll extend not automatically making those kinds of corrections to here. Glad we had a chance to talk about this. —RRabbit42 (leave a message) 14:34, July 1, 2013 (UTC)

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