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8th Aug '17 10:33:30 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Every character'' in the film ''{{Shrek}}'' that wasn't made up for that adaptation is an Ascended Extra, given that it was originally a picture book. This includes Shrek himself, the dragon, Donkey, Lord Farquaad (from the Knight -- their specific roles are different, but the parallels are obvious), and Fiona (from the Ugly Princess).

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* ''Every character'' in the film ''{{Shrek}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' that wasn't made up for that adaptation is an Ascended Extra, given that it was originally a picture book. This includes Shrek himself, the dragon, Donkey, Lord Farquaad (from the Knight -- their specific roles are different, but the parallels are obvious), and Fiona (from the Ugly Princess).
7th Jul '17 8:42:04 PM moloch
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* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'' Gollum is originally a minor character who has a courteous parting with Bilbo leaving the cave even taking the One Ring with him. However his role was greatly expanded the sequel ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', so much so that Tolkien had to go back and rewrite the chapter so Gollum and Bilbo part on far more hostile terms.

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* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'' Gollum is originally a minor character who has a courteous parting with Bilbo leaving the cave even taking the One Ring with him. However his role was greatly expanded the sequel in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', so much so that Tolkien had to go back and rewrite the chapter so Gollum and Bilbo part on far more hostile terms.
7th Jul '17 8:41:33 PM moloch
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* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'' Gollum is originally a minor character who has a courteous parting with Bilbo leaving the cave even taking the One Ring with him. However his role is greatly expanded the sequel ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', paradoxically so that Tolkein had to go back and rewrite the chapter where Gollum and Bilbo leave on far more hostile terms.

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* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'' Gollum is originally a minor character who has a courteous parting with Bilbo leaving the cave even taking the One Ring with him. However his role is was greatly expanded the sequel ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', paradoxically so much so that Tolkein Tolkien had to go back and rewrite the chapter where so Gollum and Bilbo leave part on far more hostile terms.
31st May '17 7:03:19 PM Dawnwing
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* Nightcloud was a minor character in [[Literature/WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy The New prophecy]], the second ''Literature/WarriorCats'' [[MythArc arc]]. In the [[Literature/WarriorCatsPowerOfThree third arc]], she becomes Crowfeather's mate and is one of the most important [=WindClan=] characters.

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Nightcloud was a minor character in [[Literature/WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy The New prophecy]], Prophecy]], the second ''Literature/WarriorCats'' [[MythArc arc]]. In the [[Literature/WarriorCatsPowerOfThree third arc]], she becomes Crowfeather's mate and is one of the most important more prominent [=WindClan=] characters.characters.
** Rosetail was an elder in the first book, ''Into the Wild'', with such a minor appearance that she didn't even appear in the character list in the book. Fans picked up on that and so in ''Bluestar's Prophecy'' the authors made her one of Bluestar's closest friends growing up.
** Rowanclaw was another minor character, barely mentioned outside the character list - so minor that he changed from a she-cat to a tom by accident. The authors decided to acknowledge this by making him Tawnypelt's mate, and he eventually went on to become [=ShadowClan=]'s leader.
16th May '17 11:20:11 AM rossbparks
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* Arwen barely appears in the story proper to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', but she has a major role in the {{Backstory}}. [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The films]] used material from the appendices, which explained her role, to make her a prominent player in the three films.

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* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'' Gollum is originally a minor character who has a courteous parting with Bilbo leaving the cave even taking the One Ring with him. However his role is greatly expanded the sequel ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', paradoxically so that Tolkein had to go back and rewrite the chapter where Gollum and Bilbo leave on far more hostile terms.
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Arwen barely appears in the story proper to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', but she has a major role in the {{Backstory}}. [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The films]] used material from the appendices, which explained her role, to make her a prominent player in the three films.
5th Mar '17 12:51:43 AM AquaMusic
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* Neville Longbottom in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books was a fairly minor character not being that much more prominent than Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnegan (who themselves become a little more prominent in Book 5 and 6, and 7 with Dean; though not as much as Neville) until book 5 when he TookALevelInBadass and became much more prominent.
** Zigzagged with Ginny Weasley. In then first book she was a ChekhovsGunman having only one brief appearance then in book 2 becoming essential to the plot. DemotedToExtra in Book 3 and a lesser extent in book 4 then becoming far more prominent in Book 5 onward.

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* Neville Longbottom in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books was a fairly minor character not being that much more prominent than Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnegan (who themselves become a little more prominent in Book 5 and 6, and 7 with Dean; though not as much as Neville) until book 5 when he TookALevelInBadass and became much more prominent.
** Zigzagged with Ginny Weasley. In then first book she was a ChekhovsGunman having only had one brief appearance then appearance, but in the second book 2 becoming was essential to the plot. DemotedToExtra in She then fell OutOfFocus until Book 3 and a lesser extent in book 4 5. And then becoming far more prominent in Book 5 onward.the final book, she had a minor (but important) role again, due to the GoldenTrio being busy on their mission.
18th Feb '17 3:22:27 AM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', Mni-inh, Wanahomen, and Hendet -- minor side characters in ''The Killing Moon'' -- become point of view characters in ''The Shadowed Sun''.
20th Dec '16 6:27:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Nightcloud was a minor character in [[WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy The New prophecy]], the second ''Literature/WarriorCats'' [[MythArc arc]]. In the [[WarriorCatsPowerOfThree third arc]], she becomes Crowfeather's mate and is one of the most important [=WindClan=] characters.

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* Nightcloud was a minor character in [[WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy [[Literature/WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy The New prophecy]], the second ''Literature/WarriorCats'' [[MythArc arc]]. In the [[WarriorCatsPowerOfThree [[Literature/WarriorCatsPowerOfThree third arc]], she becomes Crowfeather's mate and is one of the most important [=WindClan=] characters.



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14th Dec '16 11:08:17 PM PaulA
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* Zalasta of ''Literature/TheElenium'' is introduced in a quick scene where he is established as an old friend of Sephrenia's. In ''The Tamuli'' he plays a much larger role as an advisor to the protaganists and in the end [[spoiler:he is revealed to be the BigBad behind everything that has happened in Eosia for the last 500 years.]]

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* Zalasta of ''Literature/TheElenium'' is introduced in a quick scene where he is established as an old friend of Sephrenia's. In ''The Tamuli'' ''Literature/TheTamuli'' he plays a much larger role as an advisor to the protaganists and in the end [[spoiler:he is revealed to be the BigBad behind everything that has happened in Eosia for the last 500 years.]]
13th Oct '16 7:52:07 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Literature/{{NPCs}}'', four {{Non Player Character}} from a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' {{Expy}} tabletop game suddenly find themselves at the center of an incredible adventure, when four [[PlayerCharacter adventurers]] get themselves killed in a stupid manner in a local tavern (the players didn't bother reading the rules or listen to the GM). The [=NPCs=] (a town guard, the daughter of the town mayor, a gnome with a shady past, and a half-orc bartender) find a scroll that appears to be the summons from the kingdom's [[TheCaligula mad ruler]], who is known to raze entire towns to the ground for any real or perceived slight. They're faced with a choice: if they do nothing, the king is likely to wonder why the adventurers never showed up at his castle and send out a search party, which would, eventually result in the death of everyone they know and love; alternatively, they can hide the bodies and assume the identities of the four adventurers and hope to die far away from their home town to spare their loved ones. In a strange twist of fate, [[spoiler:this ends up helping them, when all "real" adventurers find themselves constantly rolling {{Critical Failure}}s in the dungeon thanks to a RealityWarper artifact that affects not only the "game" world but also RealLife. Additionally, the group also meets three other would-be adventurers who may have found themselves in the same predicament]].

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* In ''Literature/{{NPCs}}'', ''Literature/SpellsSwordsAndStealth'', four {{Non Player Character}} Character}}s from a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' {{Expy}} tabletop game suddenly find themselves at the center of an incredible adventure, adventure when four [[PlayerCharacter adventurers]] get themselves killed in a stupid manner in a local tavern (the because the players didn't bother reading the rules or listen to the GM). GM. The [=NPCs=] (a [=NPCs=], a town guard, the daughter of the town mayor, a gnome with a shady past, and a half-orc bartender) bartender, find a scroll that appears to be the summons from the kingdom's [[TheCaligula mad ruler]], who is known to raze entire towns to the ground for any real or perceived slight. They're faced with a choice: if they do nothing, the king is likely to wonder why the adventurers never showed up at his castle and send out a search party, party which would, eventually eventually, result in the death deaths of everyone they know and love; alternatively, love. Alternatively, they can hide the bodies and assume the identities of the four adventurers and hope to die far away from their home town to spare their loved ones. In a strange twist of fate, [[spoiler:this ends up helping them, when all "real" adventurers find themselves constantly rolling {{Critical Failure}}s in the dungeon thanks to a RealityWarper artifact that affects not only the "game" world but also RealLife. Additionally, the group also meets three other would-be adventurers who may have found themselves in the same predicament]].
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