Who is the main character of South Park?

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Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby Brendle » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:52 pm

It's a legitimate question. It's out of two characters:

a) Stan. He seems to be the main guy. Most of the storylines involve Stan, probably. Stan is the protagonist of the show.

b) Cartman. He is clearly the crowd favorite...but is he the main character? Cartman is an antagonist...can an antagonist be the main character?

c) There is no main character, it's about the town and everyone in it.
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby Big-Will » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:34 pm

It's always been Cartman.
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby Rajnica » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:29 pm

I think thah a main character in a souht park is Stan Marsh...:P
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby Zazaban » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:00 pm

It depends on the episode. In the early seasons, I'd say Stan & Kyle, being based on Matt & Trey, but they've expanded focus since then. Now if it has to be someone it's Cartman.
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby jewgirl-pl » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:38 pm

Cartman. Definitely not Stan.
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby stevesut1 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:49 pm

Stan is the main kid, Randy is the main adult. The Marshes have always been the main family in the show. Cartman is just a popular character, not the main one. Sorry, Will. :wink:
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby M00ndragon69 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:26 am

All the characters are the main character..After all, the title of the show is "South Park", so that means it is about all the characters who live there. There are many examples of episodes that mostly focus on one character ( Randy, Stan, Butters, Cartman and so on) and not mostly just the four boys.
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby Mromgtkkyb1992 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:02 pm

Cartman has become more so recently. Well over half the episodes in the last 3 seasons seem to have been about him.
Stan still has plenty of episodes that mostly revolve around him.
I say It's a tie between the two of them.
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby Big-Will » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:21 pm

stevesut1 wrote:Stan is the main kid, Randy is the main adult. The Marshes have always been the main family in the show. Cartman is just a popular character, not the main one. Sorry, Will. :wink:

Cartman Gets An Anal Probe
Cartman's Mom Is A Dirty Slut
Cartman's Mom Is Still A Dirty Slut
Cartman's Silly Hate Crime
Cartman Joins NAMBLA
Trapper Keeper
Fat Camp
Cartmanland
Fat Butt and Pancake Head
Cartman's Incredible Gift
The Death of Eric Cartman
The Coon
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Need I say more?

Now Butters, he's a popular character. :)
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby yuoke » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:25 am

Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride
An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig
Clubhouses
"Prehistoric Ice Man
Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub
Super Best Friends
Asspen"
"Fun with Veal(sort of)
My Future Self n' Me
All About Mormons
"Raisins
"Douche and Turd
"Woodland Critter Christmas
"Follow That Egg
"Trapped in the Closet
"Smug Alert
"Stanley's Cup
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"Whale Whores
"Insheeption
You Have 0 Friends
All Stan based episodes.
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby Big-Will » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:30 am

How many of those have Stan's name or one of his attributes in their titles?

Just "Stanley's Cup"
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby Stanluv25 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:42 am

^ It doesn't have to have Stan's name in it to not be about him. :) Just because his name isn't in the title doesn't mean his presence in the episode is obsolete. Stan is defiantly the 'main character', or protagonist of the show. It's always been him. Season one began with two Cartman-themed episodes but quickly became Stan-centered after. The theme song has always opened in Stan's POV, not Cartman's. Cartman may be the fan favorite but if there was a top boy of the four, it would be Stan. :)
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby James--76 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:58 am

I would say Stan and Kyle both share as main character not just Stan and not just Kyle, cartman is used alot but he almost never used the I learn't something speech which i think the main characters share.
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby LilNugget » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:25 pm

Our Little Poopsikins is obviously the star of the show. The Stan/Kyle combination is second. Not even close to The Coon though IMO.
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Re: Who is the main character of South Park?

Postby Mromgtkkyb1992 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:29 pm

Stan/Kyle combo has dropped off a lot. There's more episodes dealing with just Stan or just the Marshes recently.

Also the I learned something today is almost always Kyle. I can hardly ever recall Stan using it. Cartman has used it but only for stupid reasons normally.

This gives me another idea for a thread like the swearing ones.

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