Synonyms for Protagonist:

n.

exemplar, ideologue, heroine, sympathizer, lead, adherent, idol, follower, combatant, exponent, warrior. performing arts, all-comers, principal, candidate, favorite, favourite, the competition, field, entrant, contestant, contender, competitor. character, antihero, ingenue, narrator, bad guy, baddy, eponymous, dramatis personae. backer (noun)
follower.
exponent (noun)
booster, supporter.

Other synonyms:

heroine. principal.

Usage examples for protagonist

  1. Here the peopled view, all of it together, is like an actor in a play, and the interlocutor, the protagonist is the man in the foreground, Harry himself. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock