History AscendedExtra / AnimeAndManga

13th Feb '16 9:43:49 PM Looneygamemaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** Rose became important to the story near the end.
to:
** Rose Rose, a minor AudienceSurrogate from the beginning of the manga, became important to the story near the end.
10th Feb '16 3:59:32 PM FlakyPorcupine
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Hiei from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' was originally only meant to be a StarterVillain, going (supposedly) OneWingAngel early and clutching the VillainBall hard and with pride. But being an EnsambleDarkhorse lead to the creator putting him back into the series as a main character, instead [[HeelFaceTurn fighting alongside Yusuke]] after being released on parole.
to:
* Hiei from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' was originally only meant to be a StarterVillain, going (supposedly) OneWingAngel OneWingedAngel early and clutching the VillainBall hard and with pride. But being an EnsambleDarkhorse EnsembleDarkhorse lead to the creator putting him back into the series as a main character, instead [[HeelFaceTurn fighting alongside Yusuke]] after being released on parole.
10th Feb '16 3:59:01 PM FlakyPorcupine
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* Hiei from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' was originally only meant to be a StarterVillain, going (supposedly) OneWingAngel early and clutching the VillainBall hard and with pride. But being an EnsambleDarkhorse lead to the creator putting him back into the series as a main character, instead [[HeelFaceTurn fighting alongside Yusuke]] after being released on parole.
9th Feb '16 5:48:27 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Chie Harada was simply one of {{Those Two G|irls}}uys in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', and a close friend who provided emotional and moral support to the protagonist, but didn't have much plot importance. Her ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' counterpart, Chie Hallard, is a high-profile supporting character, even getting pictured on a DVD cover with Aoi, That Other One Girl.
to:
* Chie Harada was simply one of {{Those Two G|irls}}uys in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', ''Anime/MaiHime'', and a close friend who provided emotional and moral support to the protagonist, but didn't have much plot importance. Her ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' ''Anime/MaiOtome'' counterpart, Chie Hallard, is a high-profile supporting character, even getting pictured on a DVD cover with Aoi, That Other One Girl.
19th Jan '16 4:04:22 AM rafi
Is there an issue? Send a Message
reordered
* Simply because of the nature of the series, this arguably happens a lot in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''. Examples may include the Nordics, micronations or characters that only have a basic design. ** This is also arguably how the Allies and the more in-the-background-initially nations like Poland, Lithuania and the [[FanNickname Frying Pangle]] (Austria, Hungary, Prussia) started off in the first place. * Yuka Hanazawa of ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' was originally just one of [[ThoseTwoGuys two occasional characters]] in The Red Tails, usually just appearing for a quick background appearance. As of late, she's taken on a more prominent role, frequently seen hanging around Kanzaki.

* When ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' was novelized, [[RedHeadedHeroine Lina]] and [[IdiotHero Gourry]] were actually the only real protagonists; their companions in the first arc of novels, [[JerkassWoobie Zelgadis]] and [[GenkiGirl Amelia]], were only their allies for that period of time (and even then, Amelia did not appear during the battle with [[BetaBaddie Copy Rezo]] as she did in the anime). They were replaced with [[TheRival Luke]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Milina]] in the second arc of novels. When the anime was becoming popular, however, Zel and Amelia became popular enough to appear in more places than they did, and upon expansion, the "Slayers" became a four-man party instead; just about all of the video games and manga that came followed suit with this. By contrast, Luke and Milina only appeared outside the novels in the ''Hourglass of Falces'' manga, and even there, the group is a [[FiveManBand Six-Man Band]] instead.
to:
* In the original {{OVA}} for ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'', Yuu was little more than a side character ([[OnlyOneName she didn't even have a last name]]), while Black★Gold Saw and Strength [[TheCameo appeared without much relevance to the plot]]. The 2012 anime increased the roles of all three characters [[spoiler: particularly Yuu and Strength.]] * ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'' was an AnimeFirst series. When ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' the manga came out, Aloma was novelized, [[RedHeadedHeroine Lina]] given a much greater role, including the role of alternative love interest for Marin. * Konori Mii from ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' was originally a nameless Judgement character in the manga, but in the anime, she got backstory, character development, her own fair share of moments and [[IdiotHero Gourry]] were voicing from Creator/KanaUeda. ** Uiharu is a very small character in ''Index'' but a main cast member in ''Railgun''. * ''Anime/CodeGeass'''s Nina Einstein is arguably a rather uncommon case on how this isn't always a good thing. At first she seemed to be nothing more than a quiet, shy little {{Meganekko}} whom is just one of Milly's friends. However, due to her knowledge in science (among other things), her role gradually gets considerably larger. But the bad news is that this is when her reputation of being "an evil insane racist" was starting to grow as well. (Granted, the show tries to redeem her later on in R2, [[BrokenBase but lets just say not everyone was willing to forgive her.]]) Though in a way people probably would've liked her more right from the start if she was just one of Milly's little friends and pretty much stayed that way (in fact, the manga adaptation actually does just this.) ** In a way Lelouch and Nunally's mother Marianne is like this as well; in the beginning she seemed to be a token "Kind Mother whose only purpose is to have died in a flashback just so main characters can have a sad backstory". However later on in R2 let's just say that wasn't [[BackFromTheDead quite the case]], and it appears that she is just as bad as her dear hubby Charles. Granted it was all a part of their rather convoluted plan for peace [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion that reminded people about a certain other plan lets just say.]] Not to mention on how the only real protagonists; reason why Lelouch and Nunally were living their companions lives like they were before the whole story started is that it was all a part of Charles and Marianne's plan. So in short as for later on R2 Marianne went from one of the better mothers in the show to quite possibly the worst mother ever. ** While some characters were DemotedToExtra's for "Lelouch of The Rebellion" (manga), some such as Euphemia were given far bigger parts. ** Jeremiah Gottwald also got an expanded role in R2 after some ExecutiveMeddling. Apparently, Jeremiah gained such a fanbase in the first arc of novels, [[JerkassWoobie Zelgadis]] and [[GenkiGirl Amelia]], were only their allies for season, that period of time (and even then, Amelia did not appear during the battle with [[BetaBaddie Copy Rezo]] producer rewrote the script to include him in R2 instead keeping him killed off. [[LargeHam It]] [[MemeticMutation was]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome.]] * The author of ''Manga/DGrayMan'' revealed in her commentary that [[CuteClumsyGirl Miranda Lotto]] was originally supposed to be an arc character never to be seen again, but as she did in got into the anime). They were replaced with [[TheRival Luke]] story she took a liking to her, made her an exorcist and [[DeadpanSnarker Milina]] in had her [[SixthRanger join the second arc main cast]] a couple of novels. When arcs later. * ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' ** Takagi was originally an unnamed sidekick under Megure in the anime was becoming popular, however, Zel and Amelia became popular enough CanonImmigrant; later show in the manga and ascended to appear in major character status with his long love story with Satou. ** Conan's wonderful toys tend to have a ''lot'' more places than they did, prominence in the anime, ''especially'' the movies (in the manga, the only ones he uses regularly are the watch and upon expansion, the "Slayers" became a four-man party instead; bow-tie). For the MostTriumphantExample: the turbo-powered skateboard that appears in just about all every movie and quite a few of the video games and manga that came followed suit with this. By contrast, Luke and Milina only anime-only {{Filler}} episodes? It appeared outside the novels in a grand total of ''two'' storylines in the ''Hourglass of Falces'' manga, which were more than ''seven hundred chapters'' apart (it was actually smashed to bits at the end of its debut arc, and even there, for a long time it was implied that Dr. Agasa didn't bother fixing it). * ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' had a few of these. BridgeBunny Riley/Reika became an AscendedExtra later on in the group is a [[FiveManBand Six-Man Band]] instead.series, although that might have been because she was dating the not-bad-guy of the series (Yamaki). Takato's friends Jeri, Kazu, and Kenta; as well as Henry's little sister Suzie, also become this trope when all four of them become {{Sixth Ranger}}s.

* In the manga, ''Manga/SailorMoon'''s [[QuirkyMinibossSquad secondary villains]] never lasted beyond one or two chapters. When the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] introduced its MonsterOfTheWeek {{filler}}, they were often given quirkier personalities, some depth to their characters, and increased screen time. ** The fourth season has an especially odd example. The Amazon Trio (three goofy bishounen) stuck around long enough that fans not familiar with the manga might have thought they were the season's primary QuirkyMinibossSquad, even though they would be replaced by the more appropriate Amazoness [[FourIsDeath Quartet]] (who actually got ''less'' appearances.) In the manga, the members of the Trio were one-shot characters who served the Amazoness Quartet and were generally closer to the MonsterOfTheWeek type. *** As hinted at above, the Amazoness Quartet are an ''inversion'' -- not only are they the main secondary villains of that StoryArc in the manga, but they're some of the very few villains in the manga to be redeemed, and end up becoming the Asteroid Senshi who act as Chibiusa's bodyguards. In the anime, they have less episodes than the Trio did, and never show up again after their redemption, thus never becoming the Asteroid Senshi. Thus, the Quartet were actually DemotedToExtra from manga to anime. ** Jadeite was [[StarterVillain the first villain the girls ever faced]] and was done away with after a few episodes, but latched onto by {{fanfic}} writers because he didn't explicitly die, suffering a FateWorseThanDeath instead. Also, a MonsterOfTheWeek called Thetis is often adopted with him, as she has much more personality to work with than the other monsters (and has a notable crush on Jadeite). ** Another noticeable example is the first season's Nephrite, whose goal was to locate the Silver Crystal. While he was quickly and unceremoniously killed off in the manga, in the anime, Usagi/Serena's friend Naru/Molly kept interfering in his progress, and through continued interaction, [[LoveRedeems he fell for her]], and pulled a last-minute HeelFaceTurn to save her [[RedemptionEqualsDeath at the cost of his own life.]] ** The Sailor Starlights were even noted for being this trope by [[Creator/NaokoTakeuchi the author of the original manga]] (where they're killed off after a few chapters, never to be seen again). Their anime role is basically a mix of Tuxedo Mask and the Outer Senshi, with Seiya's relationship with Usagi given a much bigger focus (due to Seiya being rewritten into a boy who transforms into a girl, rather than a girl crossdressing as a boy.) Oh, and they're the only ones apart from Usagi to survive until the very end. * ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' did this ''again'' with the Four Generals. Despite the new anime being heavily advertised as being [[TruerToTheText true to the original manga's events]] without filler, the Four Generals were once again given bigger roles. While most of them died after only two or three chapters of being there, they now remained alive until the end of the Dark Kingdom arc and being officially labelled as having been in love with Serenity's guardians Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus. ** This is not only ascending their roles again, but actually going ''against'' [[WordOfGod Takeuchi Naoko]]'s stance that, while she did once draw a picture where each of the girls were paired up with one of the Four Generals, she never intended or put any romance between them into the manga... except in ''Sailor V'' and hinted at in the ''Sailor Moon'' manga, where Venus had a crush on Kunzite, though whether this was reciprocated is unknown.
to:
* In the ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' manga, Pedro appears only a few panels before dying. He still dies as quickly in [[Anime/ExcelSaga the anime]], but his story continues, with continuity that the rest of the series lacks. * Shin, Kenshiro's first notable adversary in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', was killed off rather quickly in the original manga after playing out his role to serve [[TokenMotivationalNemesis as exposition on Kenshiro's background and motivation]], since the future of the serial was still uncertain at the time. In the TV series, Shin's story arc was [[AdaptationExpansion extended]] beyond the events of the original manga, with Shin getting much greater development. One episode gives his own [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome moment of glory]] when he singlehandedly thwarts a rebellion within his own subordinates, displaying a bit of his martial art skills before confronting Kenshiro. * The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': ** Lust's role in the anime was greatly expanded, and given much more depth than her manga counterpart. In the anime she wants to be human because she feels something is missing, and she is one of the three Homonculi portrayed with great sympathy (Greed and Wrath are the others). ** In the manga, ''Manga/SailorMoon'''s [[QuirkyMinibossSquad secondary villains]] never lasted beyond one or two chapters. When Basque Grand is only mentioned posthumously and seen during the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] introduced its MonsterOfTheWeek {{filler}}, they were often given quirkier personalities, some depth to their characters, and increased screen time. ** The fourth season has an especially odd example. The Amazon Trio (three goofy bishounen) stuck around long enough that fans not familiar with the manga might have thought they were the season's primary QuirkyMinibossSquad, even though they would be replaced by the Ishbal flashback arc. He gets more appropriate Amazoness [[FourIsDeath Quartet]] (who actually got ''less'' appearances.) In the manga, the members of the Trio were one-shot characters who served the Amazoness Quartet exposure (and a [[AdaptiveVillainy personality change]]) here, and were generally closer to the MonsterOfTheWeek type. *** As hinted at above, the Amazoness Quartet are an ''inversion'' -- not only are they is in fact one of the main secondary villains of that StoryArc recurring antagonists early in the series. ** Shou Tucker, a minor villain who was wasted in fairly short order in the manga, but they're some of the very few villains becomes a Chimera in the manga to be redeemed, first anime and end up becoming returns to cause trouble a few more times. ** Rose became important to the Asteroid Senshi who act as Chibiusa's bodyguards. In story near the end. ** The Chimeras from Devil's Nest also had greatly expanded roles in the anime, they have less episodes than especially Marta. Marta, one of Greed's companions, who had a somewhat significant role in the Trio did, and never show up again after their redemption, thus never becoming latter half of the Asteroid Senshi. Thus, the Quartet were actually DemotedToExtra from manga to anime. ** Jadeite was [[StarterVillain the first villain the girls ever faced]] and was done away anime, even traveling with after the Elrics for a few episodes, but latched onto by {{fanfic}} writers because he didn't explicitly die, suffering a FateWorseThanDeath instead. Also, a MonsterOfTheWeek called Thetis is often adopted with him, as unlike the manga where she has much more personality to work with than the other monsters (and has a notable crush on Jadeite). ** Another noticeable example is the first season's Nephrite, whose goal was to locate the Silver Crystal. While he was quickly and unceremoniously killed off with the rest of Greed's allies in the Devil's Nest. ** In the manga, Sheska is barely in the anime, Usagi/Serena's friend Naru/Molly kept interfering in his progress, and through continued interaction, [[LoveRedeems he fell for her]], and pulled a last-minute HeelFaceTurn to save her [[RedemptionEqualsDeath at the cost of his own life.]] ** The Sailor Starlights were even noted for being this trope by [[Creator/NaokoTakeuchi the author of the original manga]] (where they're killed off it after her introduction, with the exception of a few chapters, never to be seen again). Their anime role is cameos. Sheska got a rather significant amount of screen time and basically became a mix of Tuxedo Mask and the Outer Senshi, with Seiya's relationship with Usagi given a much bigger focus (due second heroine next to Seiya being rewritten into a boy who transforms into a girl, rather than a girl crossdressing as a boy.) Oh, and they're the only ones apart from Usagi to survive until the very end. * ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' did this ''again'' with the Four Generals. Despite the new anime being heavily advertised as being [[TruerToTheText true to the original manga's events]] without filler, the Four Generals were once again given bigger roles. While most of them died after only two or three chapters of being there, they now remained alive until the end of the Dark Kingdom arc and being officially labelled as having been in love with Serenity's guardians Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus. ** This is not only ascending their roles again, but actually going ''against'' [[WordOfGod Takeuchi Naoko]]'s stance that, while she did once draw a picture where each of the girls were paired up with one of the Four Generals, she never intended or put any romance between them into the manga... except in ''Sailor V'' and hinted at in the ''Sailor Moon'' manga, where Venus had a crush on Kunzite, though whether this was reciprocated is unknown.her best friend Winry.

* The ''entire'' Montague family in the ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' anime. In the [[RomeoAndJuliet original play]], the Capulets had more focus, partially due to Juliet's ArrangedMarriage to Paris; in contrast, Romeo's mother, Lady Montague, has one spoken line and dies from sadness by the end of the play. In the anime, it's reversed: save Juliet, all of the Capulets are dead, Lord Montague is the BigBad, Romeo's the one with an arranged suitor, and [[spoiler:Tybalt is secretly related to Romeo as a cousin, whereas he was Juliet's in the play.]] For individual characters, there's Romeo's relative Benvolio, and Juliet's nurse, who is actually given a name, Cornelia.
to:
* The ''entire'' Montague family In ''Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu'', Kain starts out as one of Nouza's subordinates, and is the only one to survive. [[spoiler: During the final battle, he even pilots Vulking as a decoy to allow Nouza to sneak into the enemy base]]. In addition, Daiya's friend Naoto had only featured in the ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' anime. first episode, but makes a reappearance later on, [[spoiler:piloting the Daiku Maryu after its regular helmsman is seriously injured]]. * Yuki Ushimaru from ''Manga/GakuenBabysitters'' slowly rises from her status as a walking RunningGag when she gets a rival for Ryuuichi's affections, resulting in slightly more frequent and significant appearances afterwards. * Franz in ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}''. In ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' he's a minor character who [[TheWatson receives exposition]] in one short section of the story and serves as an easily overcome roadblock to the OfficialCouple. In the [[RomeoAndJuliet original play]], anime he becomes integral to the Capulets had more focus, partially due to Juliet's ArrangedMarriage to Paris; in contrast, Romeo's mother, Lady Montague, two main characters' relationship. * ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' has one spoken line and dies Yuuma Kousaka, who went from sadness by being briefly mentioned as China Kousaka's younger brother in Anime/GundamBuildFighters to being one of the 3 main characters in the sequel. ** There's also Kaoruko "Gyanko" Suzaku, who only had a brief appearance at the very end of ''Build Fighters'' admiring her older brother's newest Gyan Gunpla, only to become a major character in the play. In next season. Time will only tell if her younger brother will show up next series. * Sae's sister Chika is arguably important in the ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' anime, it's reversed: save Juliet, all of the Capulets are dead, Lord Montague is the BigBad, Romeo's the one with an arranged suitor, and [[spoiler:Tybalt is secretly related but you won't be able to Romeo as a cousin, whereas he was Juliet's find her in the play.]] For individual characters, there's Romeo's relative Benvolio, manga -- she is only referenced to and Juliet's nurse, who is actually not given a name, Cornelia.name there.

* The ''entire'' Montague family In the manga adaptation for ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'', Sark was given more scenes and played a major role during the second half of the "Space Paranoids arc", including taking Tron captive and torturing him, and later ambushing the party when the [=DTD=] is accessed. Following his defeat, [[spoiler: we learn that he once believed in the ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' anime. In users like Tron does, but lost faith when it appeared that Ansem betrayed them, and warns Tron to let go of his faith while he still can, which causes Sora to feel sorry for Sark]]. * Renko Kamishakujii and Koyuki Asagiri, while they both had minor roles in the [[RomeoAndJuliet original play]], first ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' "series" (it's tough to tell with only three episodes), they were major characters in the Capulets had more focus, partially due to Juliet's ArrangedMarriage to Paris; in TV series version. In contrast, Romeo's mother, Lady Montague, has one spoken line Komaki and dies from sadness by the end of the play. In the anime, it's reversed: save Juliet, all of the Capulets are dead, Lord Montague is the BigBad, Romeo's the one with an arranged suitor, and [[spoiler:Tybalt is secretly related to Romeo as a cousin, whereas he was Juliet's in the play.]] For individual Izumi, once major characters, there's Romeo's relative Benvolio, were reduced to side roles. * Nanoha Takamachi was formerly a very minor character from ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3''. Eventually it was decided to create a MagicalGirl SpinOff series starring Nanoha. Adding a few HumongousMecha-related tropes turned [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha and Juliet's nurse, who is her show]] into a very [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha successful franchise]] [[MorePopularSpinoff that has drastically eclipsed the original in popularity.]] ** Nanoha's daughter Vivio gets her own SpinOff as well: ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid''. ** Nanoha's [[ThoseTwoGuys two friends Suzuka and Alisa]], and Fate's "older sister" [[PosthumousCharacter Alicia]] become main characters and {{Magical Girl}}s in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT'', together with Nanoha and Fate. It's a AlternativeContinuity, and the Magical Girls are actually given Cyber Magical Girls. * ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' exemplifies this trope. Several characters who barely got any panels per volume to their selves for the first few volumes get entire sub-plots revolving around them. A few examples: ** Natsumi, Kazumi, Ku Fei and Mana are barely mentioned in the beginning yet became pivotal players in the most recent story arc. ** The [[spoiler:defeat of Rakan]] revolved partly around [[spoiler:Ako trying to work out her feelings for Negi/Nagi]]. ** Chao Lingshen had an entire story ''arc'' written around her. If that's not ascension of an extra, I don't know what is. * Chie Harada was simply one of {{Those Two G|irls}}uys in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', and a close friend who provided emotional and moral support to the protagonist, but didn't have much plot importance. Her ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' counterpart, Chie Hallard, is a high-profile supporting character, even getting pictured on a DVD cover with Aoi, That Other One Girl. ** Not to mention Arika and Nina, the two main characters of ''Mai-Otome'' were practically nonexistent in ''Mai-[=HiME=]''. They had no lines and minimal screen time - Arika only as a cameo in the finale, Nina as simply a LivingProp in Mai's classroom. Only Nina had a name, Cornelia.and it was in Japanese, only revealed in one of the {{Omake}} that briefly lists the names of everyone in Mai's class.

* ''Manga/YuGiOh'': ** Miho Nosaka only appeared in one chapter of the manga, but was made a main character in the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei anime version]] (the lost "season zero"). Her personality was drastically altered, too; in the manga, she was a [[ShrinkingViolet gentle, bookish girl]], but in the anime she is sweet, kind, innocent, outgoing, and a {{Kawaiiko}}. ** In the {{Toei}} series, Jounouchi's/Joey's IllGirl sister Shizuka/Serenity only appeared in one episode. The [[Anime/YuGiOh second series]] gives her a more extended role and ''two'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Moments Of Awesome]]. ** Gozaburo Kaiba only appeared briefly in a {{flashback}} in the manga. In the anime, not only were the flashbacks expanded, he was the BigBad of the Virtual Nightmare Arc. (Which was not in the manga.) ** Ryuji Otogi (Duke Devlin in the English version). In the manga, his father sent him to defeat Yugi because [[spoiler:his loss to Yugi's grandfather Sugoroku when they played the Devil's Board Game, which aged him 50 years overnight.]] But, Ryuji isn't that cold-hearted and won't let his dad make him hate Yugi. As for the anime, he was first shown wanting revenge on Yugi for defeating Pegasus at Duelist Kingdom. After being beaten at his own game, Dungeon Dice Monsters, he softens up completely and appears throughout the rest of the anime as a supporting character. ** Remember Tetsu Ushio, that bully who was Dark Yugi's first victim? He's back as a policeman in a supporting role in ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds 5Ds]]'', and even gets to [[HeelFaceTurn act heroic.]] ** Kaiba himself becomes one in the anime version of the Memory World Arc. In the manga after Battle City he's PutOnABus (or in his case, a jet) and only makes a brief cameo in the very last chapter. On the other hand, in the anime he'd already been upgraded from a major supporting character as he was in the manga into the deuteragonist on the show next to Yugi (or tritagonist if you count Yugi and Yami as two characters) and was already greatly involved in just about every filler arc in the series, so the writers probably felt it would be weird if he missed out on the finale. Thus, not only does he wind up dueling Bakura at the beginning of the storyline but eventually he winds up following Yugi and the others into the past as well, ultimately helping [[spoiler: Atem]] take on Zorc and getting a BigDamnHeroes moment by the end. ** In ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', while they're always present in the main series, Tea and Tristan actually get to contribute to events. Solomon Muto is a straight example. * Kazuhiko Amagasaki from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' only showed up in a brief scene of episode 1, but managed to gain enough popularity to get a bigger role in ''TenchiInTokyo''. * The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': ** Lust's role in the anime was greatly expanded, and given much more depth than her manga counterpart. In the anime she wants to be human because she feels something is missing, and she is one of the three Homonculi portrayed with great sympathy (Greed and Wrath are the others). ** In the manga, Basque Grand is only mentioned posthumously and seen during the Ishbal flashback arc. He gets more exposure (and a [[AdaptiveVillainy personality change]]) here, and is in fact one of the main recurring antagonists early in the series. ** Shou Tucker, a minor villain who was wasted in fairly short order in the manga, becomes a Chimera in the first anime and returns to cause trouble a few more times. ** Rose became important to the story near the end. ** The Chimeras from Devil's Nest also had greatly expanded roles in the anime, especially Marta. Marta, one of Greed's companions, who had a somewhat significant role in the latter half of the anime, even traveling with the Elrics for a few episodes, unlike the manga where she is killed with the rest of Greed's allies in the Devil's Nest. ** In the manga, Sheska is barely in it after her introduction, with the exception of a few cameos. Sheska got a rather significant amount of screen time and basically became a second heroine next to her best friend Winry. * Chie Harada was simply one of {{Those Two G|irls}}uys in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', and a close friend who provided emotional and moral support to the protagonist, but didn't have much plot importance. Her ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' counterpart, Chie Hallard, is a high-profile supporting character, even getting pictured on a DVD cover with Aoi, That Other One Girl. ** Not to mention Arika and Nina, the two main characters of ''Mai-Otome'' were practically nonexistent in ''Mai-[=HiME=]''. They had no lines and minimal screen time - Arika only as a cameo in the finale, Nina as simply a LivingProp in Mai's classroom. Only Nina had a name, and it was in Japanese, only revealed in one of the {{Omake}} that briefly lists the names of everyone in Mai's class.

* ''Manga/YuGiOh'': ** Miho Nosaka only appeared in one chapter of From the manga, but was made ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'', there's Magical Ruby the {{Troll}} MagicWand from ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya''. Despite being a main major character in the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei anime version]] (the lost "season zero"). Her personality was drastically altered, too; in the manga, she was a [[ShrinkingViolet gentle, bookish girl]], but in the anime she is sweet, kind, innocent, outgoing, and a {{Kawaiiko}}. ** In the {{Toei}} that series, Jounouchi's/Joey's IllGirl sister Shizuka/Serenity only appeared in one episode. The [[Anime/YuGiOh second series]] gives Ruby made her a more extended role and ''two'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Moments Of Awesome]]. ** Gozaburo Kaiba only appeared briefly debut in a {{flashback}} in the manga. In the anime, not only were the flashbacks expanded, he was the BigBad of the Virtual Nightmare Arc. (Which was not in the manga.) ** Ryuji Otogi (Duke Devlin in the English version). In the manga, his father sent him to defeat Yugi because [[spoiler:his loss to Yugi's grandfather Sugoroku when they played the Devil's Board Game, which aged him 50 years overnight.]] But, Ryuji isn't that cold-hearted and won't let his dad make him hate Yugi. As for the anime, he was first shown wanting revenge on Yugi for defeating Pegasus at Duelist Kingdom. After being beaten at his own game, Dungeon Dice Monsters, he softens up completely and appears throughout the rest of the anime ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'', as a supporting character. ** Remember Tetsu Ushio, that bully who was Dark Yugi's first victim? He's back as a policeman in a supporting role in ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds 5Ds]]'', and even gets to [[HeelFaceTurn act heroic.]] ** Kaiba himself becomes one in the anime version of the Memory World Arc. In the manga after Battle City he's PutOnABus (or in his case, a jet) and only makes a brief cameo in the very last chapter. On the other hand, in the anime he'd already been upgraded from a major supporting minor one-off joke character as he was in the manga into the deuteragonist on the show next to Yugi (or tritagonist if you count Yugi and Yami as two characters) and was already greatly involved in just about every filler arc in the series, so the writers probably felt it would be weird if he missed out on the finale. Thus, not only does he wind who had all of one appearance, although that appearance did end up dueling Bakura at the beginning of the storyline but eventually he winds up following Yugi and the others into the past as well, ultimately helping [[spoiler: Atem]] take on Zorc and getting a BigDamnHeroes moment by the end. ** In ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', while they're always present in the main series, Tea and Tristan actually get to contribute to events. Solomon Muto is a straight example. * Kazuhiko Amagasaki from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' only showed up in a brief scene of episode 1, but managed to gain enough popularity to get a bigger role in ''TenchiInTokyo''. * The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': ** Lust's role in the anime was greatly expanded, and given much more depth than her manga counterpart. In the anime she wants to be human because she feels something is missing, and she is being one of the three Homonculi portrayed funniest moments in a game filled with great sympathy (Greed and Wrath are the others). ** In the manga, Basque Grand is only mentioned posthumously and seen during the Ishbal flashback arc. He gets more exposure (and a [[AdaptiveVillainy personality change]]) here, and is in fact one of the main recurring antagonists early in the series. ** Shou Tucker, a minor villain who was wasted in fairly short order in the manga, becomes a Chimera in the first anime and returns to cause trouble a few more times. ** Rose became important to the story near the end. ** The Chimeras from Devil's Nest also had greatly expanded roles in the anime, especially Marta. Marta, one of Greed's companions, who had a somewhat significant role in the latter half of the anime, even traveling with the Elrics for a few episodes, unlike the manga where she is killed with the rest of Greed's allies in the Devil's Nest. ** In the manga, Sheska is barely in it after her introduction, with the exception of a few cameos. Sheska got a rather significant amount of screen time and basically became a second heroine next to her best friend Winry. * Chie Harada was simply one of {{Those Two G|irls}}uys in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', and a close friend who provided emotional and moral support to the protagonist, but didn't have much plot importance. Her ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' counterpart, Chie Hallard, is a high-profile supporting character, even getting pictured on a DVD cover with Aoi, That Other One Girl. ** Not to mention Arika and Nina, the two main characters of ''Mai-Otome'' were practically nonexistent in ''Mai-[=HiME=]''. They had no lines and minimal screen time - Arika only as a cameo in the finale, Nina as simply a LivingProp in Mai's classroom. Only Nina had a name, and it was in Japanese, only revealed in one of the {{Omake}} that briefly lists the names of everyone in Mai's class.funny moments.

* Shin, Kenshiro's first notable adversary in ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', was killed off rather quickly in the original manga after playing out his role to serve [[TokenMotivationalNemesis as exposition on Kenshiro's background and motivation]], since the future of the serial was still uncertain at the time. In the TV series, Shin's story arc was [[AdaptationExpansion extended]] beyond the events of the original manga, with Shin getting much greater development. One episode gives his own [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome moment of glory]] when he singlehandedly thwarts a rebellion within his own subordinates, displaying a bit of his martial art skills before confronting Kenshiro. * Franz in ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}''. In ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' he's a minor character who [[TheWatson receives exposition]] in one short section of the story and serves as an easily overcome roadblock to the OfficialCouple. In the anime he becomes integral to the two main characters' relationship. * ''Anime/CodeGeass'''s Nina Einstein is arguably a rather uncommon case on how this isn't always a good thing. At first she seemed to be nothing more than a quiet, shy little {{Meganekko}} whom is just one of Milly's friends. However, due to her knowledge in science (among other things), her role gradually gets considerably larger. But the bad news is that this is when her reputation of being "an evil insane racist" was starting to grow as well. (Granted, the show tries to redeem her later on in R2, [[BrokenBase but lets just say not everyone was willing to forgive her.]]) Though in a way people probably would've liked her more right from the start if she was just one of Milly's little friends and pretty much stayed that way (in fact, the manga adaptation actually does just this.) ** In a way Lelouch and Nunally's mother Marianne is like this as well; in the beginning she seemed to be a token "Kind Mother whose only purpose is to have died in a flashback just so main characters can have a sad backstory". However later on in R2 let's just say that wasn't [[BackFromTheDead quite the case]], and it appears that she is just as bad as her dear hubby Charles. Granted it was all a part of their rather convoluted plan for peace [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion that reminded people about a certain other plan lets just say.]] Not to mention on how the only reason why Lelouch and Nunally were living their lives like they were before the whole story started is that it was all a part of Charles and Marianne's plan. So in short as for later on R2 Marianne went from one of the better mothers in the show to quite possibly the worst mother ever. ** While some characters were DemotedToExtra's for "Lelouch of The Rebellion" (manga), some such as Euphemia were given far bigger parts. ** Jeremiah Gottwald also got an expanded role in R2 after some ExecutiveMeddling. Apparently, Jeremiah gained such a fanbase in the first season, that the producer rewrote the script to include him in R2 instead keeping him killed off. [[LargeHam It]] [[MemeticMutation was]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome.]]

* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' had a few of these. BridgeBunny Riley/Reika became an AscendedExtra later on in the series, although that might have been because she was dating the not-bad-guy of the series (Yamaki). Takato's friends Jeri, Kazu, and Kenta; as well as Henry's little sister Suzie, also become this trope when all four of them become {{Sixth Ranger}}s. * Sae's sister Chika is arguably important in the ''HidamariSketch'' anime, but you won't be able to find her in the manga -- she is only referenced to and not given a name there. * Renko Kamishakujii and Koyuki Asagiri, while they both had minor roles in the first ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' "series" (it's tough to tell with only three episodes), they were major characters in the TV series version. In contrast, Komaki and Izumi, once major characters, were reduced to side roles.

* "Lum's Stormtroopers" in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. In the manga, they were minor characters who [[NoNameGiven didn't even have nicknames given]], weren't really distinguished from each other (to the point that it's not consistent about whether there are four of five of them), and [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome stop appearing]] fairly early on in the series. In the anime, they're given the nicknames "Megane", "Chibi", "Kakugari", and "Perm", Megane is a supporting character about as important as (for example) Mendo or Ten, and Perm is sort of a [[CompositeCharacter composite]] of two characters from the manga: minor character Kosuke Shirai, and the nameless permed-hair guy. (Kosuke Shirai himself eventually appeared in the anime in the 2008 OVA.) * ''Anime/VariableGeo'': In the ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'' series, Satomi had no involvement in the game's plot, [[MinorMajorCharacter despite her association]] with [[TheProtagonist Yuka.]] Whereas the OVA adaptation elevated Satomi to the role of {{deuteragonist}}, by expanding on her rivalry with Yuka and made Satomi the target of [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group]], who were after her [[LivingMacGuffin for her immense fighting potential.]] * Konori Mii from ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' was originally a nameless Judgement character in the manga, but in the anime, she got backstory, character development, her own fair share of moments and voicing from Creator/KanaUeda. ** Uiharu is a very small character in ''Index'' but a main cast member in ''Railgun''. * Simply because of the nature of the series, this arguably happens a lot in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''. Examples may include the Nordics, micronations or characters that only have a basic design. ** This is also arguably how the Allies and the more in-the-background-initially nations like Poland, Lithuania and the [[FanNickname Frying Pangle]] (Austria, Hungary, Prussia) started off in the first place. * ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'' was an AnimeFirst series. When the manga came out, Aloma was given a much greater role, including the role of alternative love interest for Marin. * [[AlphaBitch Nanami]] from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. She only appears in a photo in the manga, but becomes a regular secondary character and a duelist in the anime. * In the ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' manga, Pedro appears only a few panels before dying. He still dies as quickly in [[Anime/ExcelSaga the anime]], but his story continues, with continuity that the rest of the series lacks. * The author of ''DGrayMan'' revealed in her commentary that [[CuteClumsyGirl Miranda Lotto]] was originally supposed to be an arc character never to be seen again, but as she got into the story she took a liking to her, made her an exorcist and had her [[SixthRanger join the main cast]] a couple of arcs later. * General Gunther Reindardt of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'': Originally, the animation for the final series made many fans assume that the returning Expeditionary fleet was destroyed by the Invids' transcendence to a higher plane. The Jack [=McKinney=] novels assumed this. It was probably true in the original Japanese version of Mospeada. At that time, the General didn't yet have a name and his connection to Admiral Hunter was JustFollowingOrders. He was named in the novels and was established as one of Rick Hunter's close friends. After 20 years of debating what was seen in the animation, the 2007 movie WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles not only made Reinhardt one of the lead characters, but showed that the Invids' transcendence destroyed only the Neutron-S missiles, and not any manned Expeditionary ships, ensuring that Reinhardt and his crew survive to be in sequels.
to:
* "Lum's Stormtroopers" in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. In the manga, they were minor characters who [[NoNameGiven didn't even have nicknames given]], weren't really distinguished from each other (to the point that it's not consistent about whether there are four of five of them), ''PandoraHearts'': Poor, poor Elliot and [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome stop appearing]] fairly early on Leo get this in the series. In worst possible way with the anime, they're given former [[spoiler:finally seeing the nicknames "Megane", "Chibi", "Kakugari", TomatoInTheMirror and "Perm", Megane realizing that he is a supporting character about as important as (for example) Mendo or Ten, and Perm is sort of a [[CompositeCharacter composite]] of two characters from the manga: minor character Kosuke Shirai, one who has been offing his family members all along, a revelation that leads to his HeroicSacrifice,]] and the nameless permed-hair guy. (Kosuke Shirai himself latter [[spoiler:[[ItsAllMyFault blaming himself]] for his best friend's death and eventually appeared in the anime in the 2008 OVA.) * ''Anime/VariableGeo'': In the ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'' series, Satomi had no involvement in the game's plot, [[MinorMajorCharacter despite her association]] with [[TheProtagonist Yuka.]] Whereas the OVA adaptation elevated Satomi to the role of {{deuteragonist}}, by expanding on her rivalry with Yuka and made Satomi the target of [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group]], who were after her [[LivingMacGuffin for her immense fighting potential.]] * Konori Mii from ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' was originally pulling a nameless Judgement character in the manga, but in the anime, she got backstory, character development, her own fair share of moments and voicing from Creator/KanaUeda. ** Uiharu is a very small character in ''Index'' but a main cast member in ''Railgun''. * Simply FaceHeelTurn because of he can't handle the nature of guilt, joining the series, this arguably happens a lot in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''. Examples may include the Nordics, micronations or characters that only have a basic design. ** This is also arguably how the Allies Baskervilles and the more in-the-background-initially nations like Poland, Lithuania and the [[FanNickname Frying Pangle]] (Austria, Hungary, Prussia) started off in the first place. * ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'' was reawakening Glen Baskerville's soul inside him, thus becoming an AnimeFirst series. When the manga came out, Aloma was given a much greater role, including the role of alternative love interest for Marin. * [[AlphaBitch Nanami]] from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. She only appears in a photo in the manga, but becomes a regular secondary character and a duelist in the anime. * In the ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' manga, Pedro appears only a few panels before dying. He still dies as quickly in [[Anime/ExcelSaga the anime]], but his story continues, with continuity that the rest of the series lacks. * The author of ''DGrayMan'' revealed in her commentary that [[CuteClumsyGirl Miranda Lotto]] was originally supposed antagonist to be an arc character never to be seen again, but as she got into the story she took a liking to her, made her an exorcist and Oz, who had her [[SixthRanger join the main cast]] a couple of arcs later. * General Gunther Reindardt of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'': Originally, the animation for the final series made many fans assume that the returning Expeditionary fleet was destroyed by the Invids' transcendence grown to a higher plane. The Jack [=McKinney=] novels assumed this. It was probably true in the original Japanese version of Mospeada. At that time, the General didn't yet have a name and his connection to Admiral Hunter was JustFollowingOrders. He was named in the novels and was established see him as one of Rick Hunter's close friends. After 20 years of debating what was seen in the animation, the 2007 movie WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles not only made Reinhardt one of the lead characters, but showed that the Invids' transcendence destroyed only the Neutron-S missiles, and not any manned Expeditionary ships, ensuring that Reinhardt and his crew survive to be in sequels.a friend]].

* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' exemplifies this trope. Several characters who barely got any panels per volume to their selves for the first few volumes get entire sub-plots revolving around them. A few examples: ** Natsumi, Kazumi, Ku Fei and Mana are barely mentioned in the beginning yet became pivotal players in the most recent story arc. ** The [[spoiler:defeat of Rakan]] revolved partly around [[spoiler:Ako trying to work out her feelings for Negi/Nagi]]. ** Chao Lingshen had an entire story ''arc'' written around her. If that's not ascension of an extra, I don't know what is. * Yuka Hanazawa of ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' was originally just one of [[ThoseTwoGuys two occasional characters]] in The Red Tails, usually just appearing for a quick background appearance. As of late, she's taken on a more prominent role, frequently seen hanging around Kanzaki. * In the original {{OVA}} for ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'', Yuu was little more than a side character ([[OnlyOneName she didn't even have a last name]]), while Black★Gold Saw and Strength [[TheCameo appeared without much relevance to the plot]]. The 2012 anime increased the roles of all three characters [[spoiler: particularly Yuu and Strength.]] * Shiro Sanada in ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'': Originally, he was just the ships SmartGuy. And due to the fact that he was a little older than the mostly young crew, it was expected that he would die as is common for mature characters in an ensemble cast of mostly youngsters (so that the young characters can grow and develop). Sanada shares with Kodai the distinction of being the Yamato Sagas two most longeval characters. He reunites with Kodai in the 2010 Yamato Ressurection [[spoiler: in which Sanada now outranks captian Kodai]]. His character is even more developed in ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199'' where [[spoiler: he is now the Captain's true first officer as is appropriate for his age and experience. He also has an ongoing romantic interest, something that was totally ignored in the original series.]] * Poor, poor [[PandoraHearts Elliot and Leo]] get this in the worst possible way with the former [[spoiler:finally seeing the TomatoInTheMirror and realizing that he is the one who has been offing his family members all along, a revelation that leads to his HeroicSacrifice,]] and the latter [[spoiler:[[ItsAllMyFault blaming himself]] for his best friend's death and eventually pulling a FaceHeelTurn because he can't handle the guilt, joining the Baskervilles and reawakening Glen Baskerville's soul inside him, thus becoming an antagonist to Oz, who had grown to see him as a friend]]. * Despite being one of the lesser-known characters of the franchise, Armor was a main character in ''Anime/MarvelAnime: ComicBook/XMen''. This lead to her getting some more spotlight in the comics, such as her major role in the ''Alpha and Omega'' mini-series. * Yuki Ushimaru from ''Manga/GakuenBabysitters'' slowly rises from her status as a walking RunningGag when she gets a rival for Ryuuichi's affections, resulting in slightly more frequent and significant appearances afterwards.
to:
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' exemplifies this trope. Several characters who barely got any panels per volume to their selves for the first few volumes get entire sub-plots revolving around them. A few examples: ** Natsumi, Kazumi, Ku Fei and Mana are barely mentioned in the beginning yet became pivotal players in the most recent story arc. ** The [[spoiler:defeat of Rakan]] revolved partly around [[spoiler:Ako trying to work out her feelings for Negi/Nagi]]. ** Chao Lingshen had an entire story ''arc'' written around her. If that's not ascension of an extra, I don't know what is. * Yuka Hanazawa of ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' was originally just one of [[ThoseTwoGuys two occasional characters]] in The Red Tails, usually just appearing for a quick background appearance. As of late, she's taken on a more prominent role, frequently seen hanging around Kanzaki. * In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the original {{OVA}} for ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'', Yuu was little more than a side character ([[OnlyOneName she didn't even have a last name]]), while Black★Gold Saw and Strength [[TheCameo appeared without much relevance to the plot]]. The 2012 anime increased the roles of all three characters [[spoiler: particularly Yuu and Strength.]] * Shiro Sanada in ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'': Originally, he witch Charlotte was just [[MonsterOfTheWeek the ships SmartGuy. And due to the fact enemy of one episode]]...albeit one that he was had a little older than [[KnightOfCerebus major impact on the mostly young crew, it was expected that he would die as is common for mature characters plot.]] In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' Charlotte [[BreakoutCharacter reappears in an ensemble cast of mostly youngsters (so that the young characters can grow and develop). Sanada shares with Kodai the distinction of being the Yamato Sagas two most longeval characters. He reunites with Kodai in the 2010 Yamato Ressurection [[spoiler: in which Sanada now outranks captian Kodai]]. His character is even more developed in ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199'' where [[spoiler: he is now the Captain's true first officer as is appropriate for his age and experience. He also has an ongoing romantic interest, something that was totally ignored in the original series.]] * Poor, poor [[PandoraHearts Elliot and Leo]] get this in the worst possible way with the former [[spoiler:finally seeing the TomatoInTheMirror and realizing that he is the one who has been offing his family members all along, a revelation that leads to his HeroicSacrifice,]] and the latter [[spoiler:[[ItsAllMyFault blaming himself]] for his best friend's death and eventually pulling a FaceHeelTurn because he can't handle the guilt, joining the Baskervilles and reawakening Glen Baskerville's soul inside him, thus becoming an antagonist to Oz, who had grown to see him as a friend]]. * Despite being one of the lesser-known characters of the franchise, Armor was a main character in ''Anime/MarvelAnime: ComicBook/XMen''. This lead to her getting some more spotlight in the comics, such as her major role in the ''Alpha and Omega'' mini-series. * Yuki Ushimaru from ''Manga/GakuenBabysitters'' slowly rises from her status as a walking RunningGag when she gets a rival for Ryuuichi's affections, resulting in slightly more frequent and significant appearances afterwards.expanded role.]]

* Nanoha Takamachi was formerly a very minor character from ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3''. Eventually it was decided to create a MagicalGirl SpinOff series starring Nanoha. Adding a few HumongousMecha-related tropes turned [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha and her show]] into a very [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha successful franchise]] [[MorePopularSpinoff that has drastically eclipsed the original in popularity.]] ** Nanoha's daughter Vivio gets her own SpinOff as well: ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid''. ** Nanoha's [[ThoseTwoGuys two friends Suzuka and Alisa]], and Fate's "older sister" [[PosthumousCharacter Alicia]] become main characters and {{Magical Girl}}s in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT'', together with Nanoha and Fate. It's a AlternativeContinuity, and the Magical Girls are actually Cyber Magical Girls. * In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the witch Charlotte was just [[MonsterOfTheWeek the enemy of one episode]]...albeit one that had a [[KnightOfCerebus major impact on the plot.]] In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' Charlotte [[BreakoutCharacter reappears in an expanded role.]] * In ''Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu'', Kain starts out as one of Nouza's subordinates, and is the only one to survive. [[spoiler: During the final battle, he even pilots Vulking as a decoy to allow Nouza to sneak into the enemy base]]. In addition, Daiya's friend Naoto had only featured in the first episode, but makes a reappearance later on, [[spoiler:piloting the Daiku Maryu after its regular helmsman is seriously injured]]. * Ignacio Axis in the animated adaptation of ''LightNovel/ToaruHikuushiENoKoiuta''. The anime seems to be treating him as one of ''four'' protagonists, if promotional material is anything to go by. In the novels, however, Ignacio is considered a supporting character only, with the original story focusing on Kal-el, Claire and Ariel. * In the manga adaptation for ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'', Sark was given more scenes and played a major role during the second half of the "Space Paranoids arc", including taking Tron captive and torturing him, and later ambushing the party when the [=DTD=] is accessed. Following his defeat, [[spoiler: we learn that he once believed in the users like Tron does, but lost faith when it appeared that Ansem betrayed them, and warns Tron to let go of his faith while he still can, which causes Sora to feel sorry for Sark]].
to:
* Nanoha Takamachi was formerly [[AlphaBitch Nanami]] from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. She only appears in a very minor photo in the manga, but becomes a regular secondary character from ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3''. Eventually it was decided to create and a MagicalGirl SpinOff duelist in the anime. * General Gunther Reindardt of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'': Originally, the animation for the final series starring Nanoha. Adding a few HumongousMecha-related tropes turned [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha and her show]] into a very [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha successful franchise]] [[MorePopularSpinoff made many fans assume that has drastically eclipsed the returning Expeditionary fleet was destroyed by the Invids' transcendence to a higher plane. The Jack [=McKinney=] novels assumed this. It was probably true in the original Japanese version of Mospeada. At that time, the General didn't yet have a name and his connection to Admiral Hunter was JustFollowingOrders. He was named in popularity.the novels and was established as one of Rick Hunter's close friends. After 20 years of debating what was seen in the animation, the 2007 movie WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles not only made Reinhardt one of the lead characters, but showed that the Invids' transcendence destroyed only the Neutron-S missiles, and not any manned Expeditionary ships, ensuring that Reinhardt and his crew survive to be in sequels. * The ''entire'' Montague family in the ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' anime. In the [[RomeoAndJuliet original play]], the Capulets had more focus, partially due to Juliet's ArrangedMarriage to Paris; in contrast, Romeo's mother, Lady Montague, has one spoken line and dies from sadness by the end of the play. In the anime, it's reversed: save Juliet, all of the Capulets are dead, Lord Montague is the BigBad, Romeo's the one with an arranged suitor, and [[spoiler:Tybalt is secretly related to Romeo as a cousin, whereas he was Juliet's in the play.]] For individual characters, there's Romeo's relative Benvolio, and Juliet's nurse, who is actually given a name, Cornelia. * In the manga, ''Manga/SailorMoon'''s [[QuirkyMinibossSquad secondary villains]] never lasted beyond one or two chapters. When the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] introduced its MonsterOfTheWeek {{filler}}, they were often given quirkier personalities, some depth to their characters, and increased screen time. ** The fourth season has an especially odd example. The Amazon Trio (three goofy bishounen) stuck around long enough that fans not familiar with the manga might have thought they were the season's primary QuirkyMinibossSquad, even though they would be replaced by the more appropriate Amazoness [[FourIsDeath Quartet]] (who actually got ''less'' appearances.) In the manga, the members of the Trio were one-shot characters who served the Amazoness Quartet and were generally closer to the MonsterOfTheWeek type. *** As hinted at above, the Amazoness Quartet are an ''inversion'' -- not only are they the main secondary villains of that StoryArc in the manga, but they're some of the very few villains in the manga to be redeemed, and end up becoming the Asteroid Senshi who act as Chibiusa's bodyguards. In the anime, they have less episodes than the Trio did, and never show up again after their redemption, thus never becoming the Asteroid Senshi. Thus, the Quartet were actually DemotedToExtra from manga to anime. ** Jadeite was [[StarterVillain the first villain the girls ever faced]] and was done away with after a few episodes, but latched onto by {{fanfic}} writers because he didn't explicitly die, suffering a FateWorseThanDeath instead. Also, a MonsterOfTheWeek called Thetis is often adopted with him, as she has much more personality to work with than the other monsters (and has a notable crush on Jadeite). ** Another noticeable example is the first season's Nephrite, whose goal was to locate the Silver Crystal. While he was quickly and unceremoniously killed off in the manga, in the anime, Usagi/Serena's friend Naru/Molly kept interfering in his progress, and through continued interaction, [[LoveRedeems he fell for her]], and pulled a last-minute HeelFaceTurn to save her [[RedemptionEqualsDeath at the cost of his own life.]] ** Nanoha's daughter Vivio gets her own SpinOff as well: ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid''. ** Nanoha's [[ThoseTwoGuys two friends Suzuka and Alisa]], and Fate's "older sister" [[PosthumousCharacter Alicia]] become main characters and {{Magical Girl}}s in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT'', together with Nanoha and Fate. It's The Sailor Starlights were even noted for being this trope by [[Creator/NaokoTakeuchi the author of the original manga]] (where they're killed off after a AlternativeContinuity, few chapters, never to be seen again). Their anime role is basically a mix of Tuxedo Mask and the Magical Girls are Outer Senshi, with Seiya's relationship with Usagi given a much bigger focus (due to Seiya being rewritten into a boy who transforms into a girl, rather than a girl crossdressing as a boy.) Oh, and they're the only ones apart from Usagi to survive until the very end. * ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' did this ''again'' with the Four Generals. Despite the new anime being heavily advertised as being [[TruerToTheText true to the original manga's events]] without filler, the Four Generals were once again given bigger roles. While most of them died after only two or three chapters of being there, they now remained alive until the end of the Dark Kingdom arc and being officially labelled as having been in love with Serenity's guardians Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus. ** This is not only ascending their roles again, but actually Cyber Magical Girls. * In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', going ''against'' [[WordOfGod Takeuchi Naoko]]'s stance that, while she did once draw a picture where each of the witch Charlotte was just [[MonsterOfTheWeek the enemy of one episode]]...albeit one that had a [[KnightOfCerebus major impact on the plot.]] In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' Charlotte [[BreakoutCharacter reappears in an expanded role.]] * In ''Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu'', Kain starts out as girls were paired up with one of Nouza's subordinates, the Four Generals, she never intended or put any romance between them into the manga... except in ''Sailor V'' and hinted at in the ''Sailor Moon'' manga, where Venus had a crush on Kunzite, though whether this was reciprocated is unknown. * In the ''Manga/SchoolLive'' Taroumaru was a puppy who died in the chapter he appeared in. In the anime he is the TeamPet. * When ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' was novelized, [[RedHeadedHeroine Lina]] and [[IdiotHero Gourry]] were actually the only one to survive. [[spoiler: During the final battle, he even pilots Vulking as a decoy to allow Nouza to sneak into the enemy base]]. In addition, Daiya's friend Naoto had only featured real protagonists; their companions in the first episode, but makes a reappearance later on, [[spoiler:piloting the Daiku Maryu after its regular helmsman is seriously injured]]. * Ignacio Axis in the animated adaptation arc of ''LightNovel/ToaruHikuushiENoKoiuta''. The anime seems to be treating him as one of ''four'' protagonists, if promotional material is anything to go by. In the novels, [[JerkassWoobie Zelgadis]] and [[GenkiGirl Amelia]], were only their allies for that period of time (and even then, Amelia did not appear during the battle with [[BetaBaddie Copy Rezo]] as she did in the anime). They were replaced with [[TheRival Luke]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Milina]] in the second arc of novels. When the anime was becoming popular, however, Ignacio Zel and Amelia became popular enough to appear in more places than they did, and upon expansion, the "Slayers" became a four-man party instead; just about all of the video games and manga that came followed suit with this. By contrast, Luke and Milina only appeared outside the novels in the ''Hourglass of Falces'' manga, and even there, the group is considered a supporting [[FiveManBand Six-Man Band]] instead. * Shiro Sanada in ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'': Originally, he was just the ships SmartGuy. And due to the fact that he was a little older than the mostly young crew, it was expected that he would die as is common for mature characters in an ensemble cast of mostly youngsters (so that the young characters can grow and develop). Sanada shares with Kodai the distinction of being the Yamato Sagas two most longeval characters. He reunites with Kodai in the 2010 Yamato Ressurection [[spoiler: in which Sanada now outranks captian Kodai]]. His character only, with is even more developed in ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199'' where [[spoiler: he is now the Captain's true first officer as is appropriate for his age and experience. He also has an ongoing romantic interest, something that was totally ignored in the original story focusing on Kal-el, Claire and Ariel. * In the manga adaptation for ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'', Sark was given more scenes and played a major role during the second half of the "Space Paranoids arc", including taking Tron captive and torturing him, and later ambushing the party when the [=DTD=] is accessed. Following his defeat, [[spoiler: we learn that he once believed in the users like Tron does, but lost faith when it appeared that Ansem betrayed them, and warns Tron to let go of his faith while he still can, which causes Sora to feel sorry for Sark]].series.]]

* Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry has Yuuma Kousaka, who went from being briefly mentioned as China Kousaka's younger brother in Anime/GundamBuildFighters to being one of the 3 main characters in the sequel. ** There's also Kaoruko "Gyanko" Suzaku, who only had a brief appearance at the very end of ''Build Fighters'' admiring her older brother's newest Gyan Gunpla, only to become a major character in the next season. Time will only tell if her younger brother will show up next series.
to:
* Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry has Yuuma Kousaka, who went from ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'': Despite being briefly mentioned as China Kousaka's younger brother in Anime/GundamBuildFighters to being one of the 3 a main characters in the sequel. ** There's also Kaoruko "Gyanko" Suzaku, who only had a brief appearance at the very end of ''Build Fighters'' admiring her older brother's newest Gyan Gunpla, only to become a major character in the next season. Time will game itself, Ken's role [[MinorMajorCharacter is minor.]] The movie changed this by fleshing out his backstoty with Ryu, revealing that his iconic red headband [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUlZnM-Trd0 used to be Ken's hair ribbon.]] Which was retroactively made part of the series canon in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Street Fighter]]'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKG699RzsrE Alpha 2.]]'' Ken was also given plot relevance by having [[BigBad M. Bison]] target him as a means to get to Ryu, and made him [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I056MPrakoQ jointly responsible for Bison's defeat]] during the film's climax[[note]]In the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series, Bison has no interest in Ken and he's never been involved in any of the major battles against the series main villains[[/note]]. * Kazuhiko Amagasaki from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' only tell showed up in a brief scene of episode 1, but managed to gain enough popularity to get a bigger role in ''TenchiInTokyo''. * Ignacio Axis in the animated adaptation of ''LightNovel/ToaruHikuushiENoKoiuta''. The anime seems to be treating him as one of ''four'' protagonists, if her younger brother will show up next series. promotional material is anything to go by. In the novels, however, Ignacio is considered a supporting character only, with the original story focusing on Kal-el, Claire and Ariel.

* From the ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'', there's Magical Ruby the {{Troll}} MagicWand from ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya''. Despite being a major character in that series, Ruby made her debut in ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'', as a very minor one-off joke character who had all of one appearance, although that appearance did end up being one of the funniest moments in a game filled with funny moments.

* In the ''Manga/SchoolLive'' Taroumaru was a puppy who died in the chapter he appeared in. In the anime he is the TeamPet. * ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'': Despite being a main character in the game itself, Ken's role [[MinorMajorCharacter is minor.]] The movie changed this by fleshing out his backstoty with Ryu, revealing that his iconic red headband [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUlZnM-Trd0 used to be Ken's hair ribbon.]] Which was retroactively made part of the series canon in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Street Fighter]]'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKG699RzsrE Alpha 2.]]'' Ken was also given plot relevance by having [[BigBad M. Bison]] target him as a means to get to Ryu, and made him [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I056MPrakoQ jointly responsible for Bison's defeat]] during the film's climax[[note]]In the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series, Bison has no interest in Ken and he's never been involved in any of the major battles against the series main villains[[/note]].
to:
* "Lum's Stormtroopers" in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. In the ''Manga/SchoolLive'' Taroumaru was a puppy manga, they were minor characters who died [[NoNameGiven didn't even have nicknames given]], weren't really distinguished from each other (to the point that it's not consistent about whether there are four of five of them), and [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome stop appearing]] fairly early on in the chapter he series. In the anime, they're given the nicknames "Megane", "Chibi", "Kakugari", and "Perm", Megane is a supporting character about as important as (for example) Mendo or Ten, and Perm is sort of a [[CompositeCharacter composite]] of two characters from the manga: minor character Kosuke Shirai, and the nameless permed-hair guy. (Kosuke Shirai himself eventually appeared in. In in the anime he is in the TeamPet. 2008 OVA.) * ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'': ''Anime/VariableGeo'': In the ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'' series, Satomi had no involvement in the game's plot, [[MinorMajorCharacter despite her association]] with [[TheProtagonist Yuka.]] Whereas the OVA adaptation elevated Satomi to the role of {{deuteragonist}}, by expanding on her rivalry with Yuka and made Satomi the target of [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group]], who were after her [[LivingMacGuffin for her immense fighting potential.]] * Despite being one of the lesser-known characters of the franchise, Armor was a main character in ''Anime/MarvelAnime: ComicBook/XMen''. This lead to her getting some more spotlight in the comics, such as her major role in the ''Alpha and Omega'' mini-series. * ''Manga/YuGiOh'': ** Miho Nosaka only appeared in one chapter of the manga, but was made a main character in the game itself, Ken's role [[MinorMajorCharacter is minor.]] The movie changed this by fleshing out his backstoty with Ryu, revealing that his iconic red headband [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUlZnM-Trd0 used to be Ken's hair ribbon.]] Which [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei anime version]] (the lost "season zero"). Her personality was retroactively made part of drastically altered, too; in the series canon in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Street Fighter]]'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKG699RzsrE Alpha 2.]]'' Ken manga, she was also given plot relevance by having [[BigBad M. Bison]] target him as a means to get to Ryu, [[ShrinkingViolet gentle, bookish girl]], but in the anime she is sweet, kind, innocent, outgoing, and made him [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I056MPrakoQ jointly responsible for Bison's defeat]] during a {{Kawaiiko}}. ** In the film's climax[[note]]In the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' {{Toei}} series, Bison has no interest Jounouchi's/Joey's IllGirl sister Shizuka/Serenity only appeared in Ken one episode. The [[Anime/YuGiOh second series]] gives her a more extended role and ''two'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Moments Of Awesome]]. ** Gozaburo Kaiba only appeared briefly in a {{flashback}} in the manga. In the anime, not only were the flashbacks expanded, he was the BigBad of the Virtual Nightmare Arc. (Which was not in the manga.) ** Ryuji Otogi (Duke Devlin in the English version). In the manga, his father sent him to defeat Yugi because [[spoiler:his loss to Yugi's grandfather Sugoroku when they played the Devil's Board Game, which aged him 50 years overnight.]] But, Ryuji isn't that cold-hearted and won't let his dad make him hate Yugi. As for the anime, he was first shown wanting revenge on Yugi for defeating Pegasus at Duelist Kingdom. After being beaten at his own game, Dungeon Dice Monsters, he softens up completely and appears throughout the rest of the anime as a supporting character. ** Remember Tetsu Ushio, that bully who was Dark Yugi's first victim? He's back as a policeman in a supporting role in ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds 5Ds]]'', and even gets to [[HeelFaceTurn act heroic.]] ** Kaiba himself becomes one in the anime version of the Memory World Arc. In the manga after Battle City he's never PutOnABus (or in his case, a jet) and only makes a brief cameo in the very last chapter. On the other hand, in the anime he'd already been upgraded from a major supporting character as he was in the manga into the deuteragonist on the show next to Yugi (or tritagonist if you count Yugi and Yami as two characters) and was already greatly involved in any just about every filler arc in the series, so the writers probably felt it would be weird if he missed out on the finale. Thus, not only does he wind up dueling Bakura at the beginning of the major battles against storyline but eventually he winds up following Yugi and the series others into the past as well, ultimately helping [[spoiler: Atem]] take on Zorc and getting a BigDamnHeroes moment by the end. ** In ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', while they're always present in the main villains[[/note]].series, Tea and Tristan actually get to contribute to events. Solomon Muto is a straight example.
20th Dec '15 9:08:14 AM GoldenDarkness
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** Hinata. Not including the fair amount of filler that feature her prominently, she gradually became more relevant in the actual manga, particular with regards to her appearances in the "Pain's Assault" and "Fourth Shinobi World War" arcs. That said, she was still relegated to the background with most of the other cast before the final arc, as the main four characters all took center stage once again. [[spoiler:That said, ''[[Anime/Naruto7TheLast The Last]]'', the GrandFinale movie to the original manga, elevated her status to Naruto's main love interest, culminating in the two becoming an OfficialCouple]].
to:
** Hinata. Not including the fair amount of filler that feature her prominently, she gradually became more relevant in the actual manga, particular with regards to her appearances in the "Pain's Assault" and "Fourth Shinobi World War" arcs. That said, she was still relegated to the background with most of the other cast before the final arc, as the main four characters all took center stage once again. [[spoiler:That said, ''[[Anime/Naruto7TheLast ''[[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie The Last]]'', the GrandFinale movie to the original manga, elevated her status to Naruto's main love interest, culminating in the two becoming an OfficialCouple]].
16th Dec '15 1:10:26 AM BNSF1995
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** Miho Nosaka only appeared in one chapter of the manga, but was made a main character in the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei anime version]] (the lost "first" season). Her personality was drastically altered, too; in the manga, she was a [[ShrinkingViolet gentle, bookish girl]], but in the anime she is sweet, kind, innocent, outgoing, and a {{Kawaiiko}}. ** In the {{Toei}} series, Jounouchi's IllGirl sister Shizuka only appeared in one episode. The [[Anime/YuGiOh second series]] gives her a more extended role and ''two'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Moments Of Awesome]].
to:
** Miho Nosaka only appeared in one chapter of the manga, but was made a main character in the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei anime version]] (the lost "first" season)."season zero"). Her personality was drastically altered, too; in the manga, she was a [[ShrinkingViolet gentle, bookish girl]], but in the anime she is sweet, kind, innocent, outgoing, and a {{Kawaiiko}}. ** In the {{Toei}} series, Jounouchi's Jounouchi's/Joey's IllGirl sister Shizuka Shizuka/Serenity only appeared in one episode. The [[Anime/YuGiOh second series]] gives her a more extended role and ''two'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Moments Of Awesome]].
13th Dec '15 12:12:42 PM Koveras
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Nanoha Takamachi was formerly a very minor character from ''TriangleHeartTriangleHeart3''. Eventually it was decided to create a MagicalGirl SpinOff series starring Nanoha. Adding a few HumongousMecha-related tropes turned [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha and her show]] into a very [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha successful franchise]] [[MorePopularSpinoff that has drastically eclipsed the original in popularity.]]
to:
* Nanoha Takamachi was formerly a very minor character from ''TriangleHeartTriangleHeart3''.''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3''. Eventually it was decided to create a MagicalGirl SpinOff series starring Nanoha. Adding a few HumongousMecha-related tropes turned [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha and her show]] into a very [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha successful franchise]] [[MorePopularSpinoff that has drastically eclipsed the original in popularity.]]
13th Dec '15 12:12:16 PM Koveras
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Nanoha Takamachi was formerly a very minor character from ''TriangleHeart3''. Eventually it was decided to create a MagicalGirl SpinOff series starring Nanoha. Adding a few HumongousMecha-related tropes turned [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha and her show]] into a very [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha successful franchise]] [[MorePopularSpinoff that has drastically eclipsed the original in popularity.]] ** Nanoha's daughter Vivio gets her own SpinOff as well.
to:
* Nanoha Takamachi was formerly a very minor character from ''TriangleHeart3''.''TriangleHeartTriangleHeart3''. Eventually it was decided to create a MagicalGirl SpinOff series starring Nanoha. Adding a few HumongousMecha-related tropes turned [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha and her show]] into a very [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha successful franchise]] [[MorePopularSpinoff that has drastically eclipsed the original in popularity.]] ** Nanoha's daughter Vivio gets her own SpinOff as well.well: ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid''.
19th Nov '15 3:41:47 AM Kereea1
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** A more recent example is Trafalgar Law, who appeared during the Sabaody Archipelago Arc as a minor character. He later shows up at the end of the Marineford War to aid an out-of-commission Luffy, then after a few arcs, reappears again as a major ally in the Punk Hazard Arc and Dressrosa Arc. Granted, it was hinted that the Eleven Supernovas would have bigger roles to play in future story events.
to:
** A more recent example is Trafalgar Law, who appeared during the Sabaody Archipelago Arc as a minor character. He later shows up at the end of the Marineford War to aid an out-of-commission Luffy, then after a few arcs, reappears again as a major ally in the Punk Hazard Arc and Dressrosa Arc. Granted, it was hinted that the Eleven Supernovas would have bigger roles to play in future story events.events, but he practically becomes the {{Deuteragonist}} for a while.
This list shows the last 10 events of 101. Show all.