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Megamind, incredibly handsome criminal genius and master of all villainy!
~ Megamind's narration.

Villains who are referred to in the very titles of the works in which they appear, whether they are protagonist villains or title antagonists. Some examples are Macbeth, Jaws, Diablo, and Carmen Sandiego.

Titular and Eponymous are closely related and similar terms, but not always interchangeable.

Eponymous
means the title contains part or all of a character's name, making that character the eponymous character. Ex. Anne of Green Gables; the character *Anne Shirley* is the eponymous character as part of her name is in the title.
Titular
means a character is referred to or referenced by the title without using a character name. Ex. The Man with the Golden Gun; *Francisco Scaramanga* is the titular character of which the title refers to.

Further examples:

  • Kim Possible; both eponymous and titular, so interchangeable
  • Phineas and Ferb; TWO eponymous characters
  • The Prince and the Pauper; TWO titular characters
  • The Count of Monte Cristo; Titular

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