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15th May '17 8:17:41 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' novels, the character of Mary Ann [[spoiler: originally named Callisto]] pretty much just showed up at a party, made a few comments and was never seen again. On TrueBlood, the show based on the books, she was the BigBad of season two.

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* In ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' novels, the character of Mary Ann [[spoiler: originally named Callisto]] pretty much just showed up at a party, made a few comments and was never seen again. On TrueBlood, ''Series/TrueBlood'', the show based on the books, she was the BigBad of season two.
23rd Apr '17 2:47:55 PM dmcreif
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** Mike Ehrmantraut was first introduced in the season 2 finale as a cleaner sent by Saul. He gets an increased role in season 3 as it's revealed that he also is Gus Fring's main enforcer. He's then a main cast member in season 4 and season 5A up until he is killed. And he's now the secondary lead of the ''Breaking Bad'' prequel/spinoff ''Series/BetterCallSaul''.
** Gus Fring was introduced late in season 2, as another distributor, then becomes a member of the main cast for seasons 3 and 4. Gus had originally been intended to just be a recurring character. However, Creator/GiancarloEsposito believed Gus's mysteriousness compelling enough that he rejected offers for guest appearances and insisted on being a main cast member. This turned out to be for the best. Gus would again be brought back for ''Better Call Saul'' beginning in season 3.

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** [[AmoralAttorney Saul Goodman]] was a popular enough character that a [[Series/BetterCallSaul spinoff]] with him as the protagonist was greenlit after ''Breaking Bad'' concluded.
** Mike Ehrmantraut was first introduced in the season 2 finale as a cleaner sent by Saul. He gets an increased role in season 3 as it's revealed that he also is Gus Fring's main enforcer. He's then a main cast member in season 4 and season 5A up until he is killed. And he's now the secondary lead of the ''Breaking Bad'' prequel/spinoff ''Series/BetterCallSaul''.
** Gus Fring was introduced late in season 2, as another distributor, then becomes a member of the main cast for seasons 3 and 4. Gus had originally been intended to just be a recurring character. However, Creator/GiancarloEsposito believed Gus's mysteriousness compelling enough that he rejected offers for guest appearances and insisted on being a main cast member. This turned out to be for the best. Gus would again be brought back also returned for ''Better Call Saul'' ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' as a main cast member beginning in season 3.
11th Apr '17 6:22:59 PM NightShade96
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!!TV series with their own pages
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* ''AscendedExtra/GameOfThrones''
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Ros, a CanonForeigner, was originally intended only for Tyrion's introductory scene, but the producers liked the actress and expanded her character into additional scenes, eventually turning her into a fairly major supporting character.
** House Tyrell were pretty much cyphers in the books, but show!Loras and Margaery are far more proactive and important in the show storyline. This applies especially to Margaery. Furthermore, their grandmother Olenna is a relatively minor character in the books, so only her interactions with Sansa are directly analogous to the books.
** In the books, Robb is the only member of his family (sans four-year-old Rickon) to not be a [=POV=] character, and his storyline is told primarily through the viewpoint of other characters, primarily his mother Catelyn. In the show, Catelyn is DemotedToExtra while Robb gets far more screentime and lines than her.
** Trystane Martell in ''A Feast for Crows'' got about two seconds of pagetime and little to no characterization besides being a NiceGuy, but in the show his older siblings Arianne and Quentyn (both POV characters in the books) have been AdaptedOut, and Trystane is the only trueborn Martell, resulting in increased appearances.
** Shae's scenes in the book consist almost entirely of her liaisons with Tyrion, while in the show she serves as a CoolBigSister to Sansa, giving her chances to interact with other characters like Cersei and Ros.
** Craster appears in only two chapters of the books and the fate of the mutineers is very subtly implied in a third. The show expands what he does with his sons and what happens to the mutineers into a minor arc.
** In the books, Orell is killed by Jon in the skirmish where he meets Ygritte, but the show gives him a few of Varamyr Sixskins' traits and expands him into Jon's antagonist for Season 3.
** The captive squires Willem and Martyn Lannister (along with Tion Frey) are just mentioned in the novels, but get a couple of scenes in Season 3. One of these actors, Dean-Charles Chapman, was later recast as Tommen Baratheon as well.
** After being created for one scene in "The Bear and the Maiden Fair", the writers expanded Myranda's role as Ramsay's paramour in later seasons.
** Rickon quite possibly gets more screen-time in "The Rains of Castamere" than in all his previous appearances put together.
** Tommen and Myrcella Baratheon are little more than placeholders until Seasons 4 and 5 respectively.
** The Sand Snakes are secondary characters in the books whose main purpose thus far is to be WarHawk sounding boards for the Dornish protagonists Doran and Arianne. The show plays up the Sand Snakes as antagonists to Jaime and Bronn's AdaptationExpansion adventure to the region.
** Mossador was a face in the crowd with two or three lines in "Oathkeeper" but appears on Daenerys' small council in "The Wars to Come".
** Tormund Giantsbane has a minor role in the books; in the series he's basically the leader of the Free Folk on-screen. In the same way Mance Rayder has a smaller role than the books. He is shown in just a few scenes until his departure in Season 5 (while in the Books he is still alive).



* ''Series/The Walking Dead'': Many characters fit this definition, as the series focuses on a ragtag group of survivors as they progress through the apocalypse and interact with other groups.

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* ''Series/The Walking Dead'': ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Many characters fit this definition, as the series focuses on a ragtag group of survivors as they progress through the apocalypse and interact with other groups.
7th Apr '17 4:44:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThePriceIsRight'' has always had the game show staples of LovelyAssistant (a rotating cast of models) and TheAnnouncer. But early on, the models just showed off prizes, and the announcer just read copy. After a few years, both the models and announcer began interacting with host Bob Barker a lot more, usually conversing with him between segments, being shown on-camera more, and even participating in humorous skits during the Showcases at the end of the show. The interaction died down some in the 1990s and 2000s, but came back in the late 2000s after Drew Carey took over as host.

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* ''ThePriceIsRight'' ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' has always had the game show staples of LovelyAssistant (a rotating cast of models) and TheAnnouncer. But early on, the models just showed off prizes, and the announcer just read copy. After a few years, both the models and announcer began interacting with host Bob Barker a lot more, usually conversing with him between segments, being shown on-camera more, and even participating in humorous skits during the Showcases at the end of the show. The interaction died down some in the 1990s and 2000s, but came back in the late 2000s after Drew Carey took over as host.
17th Mar '17 11:40:07 PM PhantomRider
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****Add the ''Twelfth'' Doctor to the list of Doctors he's met, as he was revealed to have been transformed into a Cyberman but kept/regained his human mind (without overloading due to MyGodWhatHaveIBecome, too - ''every'' bit as much an accomplishment as keeping his humanity, when giving them their emotions back and watching them ''explode'' from it has been the go-to method of defeating Cybermen throughout the new series.) The actor's death means we won't see his face, but the Brig continues to watch over the Earth (and Kate.)



* Tobias Gregson was an extremely minor character in the original ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' stories, but Captain Gregson is a major character in ''Series/{{Elementary}}''. He essentially fills the role usually held by Lestrade in the original stories and most adaptations.

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* Tobias Gregson was an extremely minor character in the original ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' stories, but Captain Gregson is a major character in ''Series/{{Elementary}}''. He essentially fills the role usually held by Lestrade in the original stories and most adaptations.adaptations, while the ''actual'' Lestrade has a smaller role (basically, he filled his customary role ''[[HeroOfAnotherStory back in England]],'' before Holmes came to the US.)
13th Mar '17 9:48:02 AM TroperDoper
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** From the classic series:

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** From Nardole, originally a supporting character in "The Husbands of River Song", returned in the next episode "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" as the Doctor's sole companion and is a full-time companion in the tenth series. According to Steven Moffat, it was never his original intention to bring the character back, but did so when Matt Lucas asked if he could return.
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***Peter Purves is an interesting one. He joins the cast in "The Time Meddler" as Steven Taylor after appearing as a side character in the previous story. Weirder than that, Purves also portrayed an incidental character earlier in the story, making this a literal case of an ascending extra.


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***Nyssa appeared as a side character in "The Keeper of Trakan", only to reappear in the next story as a companion who would remain for another two seasons.
18th Feb '17 2:30:18 PM Klayman55
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* ''Series: The Walking Dead'': Many characters fit this definition, as the series focuses on a ragtag group of survivors as they progress through the apocalypse and interact with other groups.

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* ''Series: The ''Series/The Walking Dead'': Many characters fit this definition, as the series focuses on a ragtag group of survivors as they progress through the apocalypse and interact with other groups.
18th Feb '17 2:29:16 PM Klayman55
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*''Series: The Walking Dead'': Many characters fit this definition, as the series focuses on a ragtag group of survivors as they progress through the apocalypse and interact with other groups.
**Perhaps the most notable example is Carol Peletier. In the first few episodes of Season 1, she is literally a background extra in the group with no lines. Even when she is introduced, she continues to be a very sidelined character, as she is abused by her husband and is seen as quiet and weak. She scrounges up some courage (along with screen time and plot significance) when she hands Rick a grenade he had forgotten so that the group can escape the CDC. She was given a somewhat more prominent role in the next two seasons, somewhat just takes a backseat her daughter's disappearance. By season 4 & 5, she had become a fan-favorite character as she was given more screen time and evolved from a quiet victim to a motherly figure who became a cold-blooded killer when necessary.
3rd Feb '17 8:07:19 AM Heico
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* ''Series/X-Files'':

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* ''Series/X-Files'': ''Series/The X-Files'':
3rd Feb '17 8:05:44 AM Heico
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* ''Series/X-Files'':
** The Smoking Man began as an extra in the pilot episode. However he was brought back for cameos through the first season followed by increasingly regular appearances in following seasons which developed him into the show's most infamous antagonist.
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