I just had a curious thought. Technically, with Dramatica theory, it should be possible to have a complete story with no central protagonist, right? Obviously, the story would require both an MC and IC character, but as we know from To Kill a Mockingbird, both can be present in a complete narrative without either being the protagonist.
So provided all the elements traditionally assigned to the protagonist get assigned to the objective characters, it should be entirely possible to have a complete story wherein the overall throughline is pushed ahead through the tandem efforts of a number of characters, each of whom might possess only one element traditionally granted to the protagonist, right?
Can anyone think of any examples of stories that function like this? I can't really come up with any off the top of my head, but I'd be fascinated to see how many examples there are. Specifically, I'm thinking of books or movies where there is no clear protagonist, not where once character contains MOST of the elements associated with protagonists, save one or two . . .