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  • A video game hero who says nothing, unless the game gives the player a yes/no option. Chrono Cross actually uses this term in its in-game menu.

    Surreal Game Design: 'This evil, this disease, is the idea of a Silent Protagonist. Its symptoms are easy to diagnose: the protagonist never speaks and as seemingly important events fly by he/she says nothing; further, all the NPCs go to great lengths to talk around the player and advance the story almost inspite of him while he stands mute.'

    November 22, 2007