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27th Jan '16 1:12:09 PM rafi
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** Both Bernadette and Amy Farrah Fowler started out as sporadic recurring characters introduced in the third season and given their own little plot lines in the fourth. While they may not always show up unlike the core 5, they are credited as stars in the episodes they appear, and have appeared much more frequently than before. Starting from Season 5, they can be expected to appear in any given episode and get just as much focus as any of the other characters.
2nd Jan '16 10:38:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''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 ''TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' ''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.
1st Jan '16 4:18:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Chiyoh/Chiyo]] is a much more important character in the ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' TV series than she was in [[Franchise/HannibalLecter the novels]], where she was just a young girl working as a handmaiden, and only ever appeared in one book. This is largely a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot; BryanFuller wanted to work with Tao Okamoto after seeing her in ''Film/TheWolverine'', and decided to cast her as Lady Murasaki, an important character from Hannibal's backstory. However, he became concerned that Tao was too young to be believable as Creator/MadsMikkelsen's aunt, so he rewrote the role to be Chiyoh, who was essentially the only other Japanese female of any note in the franchise.
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* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Chiyoh/Chiyo]] is a much more important character in the ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' TV series than she was in [[Franchise/HannibalLecter the novels]], where she was just a young girl working as a handmaiden, and only ever appeared in one book. This is largely a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot; BryanFuller Creator/BryanFuller wanted to work with Tao Okamoto after seeing her in ''Film/TheWolverine'', and decided to cast her as Lady Murasaki, an important character from Hannibal's backstory. However, he became concerned that Tao was too young to be believable as Creator/MadsMikkelsen's aunt, so he rewrote the role to be Chiyoh, who was essentially the only other Japanese female of any note in the franchise.
30th Dec '15 5:16:25 PM comicwriter
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* Kamen Rider Femme was an extremely minor character in ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', as she only ever appeared in TheMovie (not even showing up in the series proper), and was killed off rather unceremoniously. Kamen Rider Siren, her American counterpart from ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'', was a pretty prominent character, and showed up in 16 episodes.
27th Dec '15 2:30:04 PM nombretomado
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* The British TV Show ''{{Skins}}'' has a great example in Effy, who was the little sister of her main character Tony for series 1 + 2, but appeared in only a few episodes and never spoke. When the new cast was picked for series 3+4, Effy was promoted to a full character and became the main protagonist. Effy remains the only character to be involved in more than three series of skins. (Pandora briefly appears in Series 2, before being promoted to full cast in 3)
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* The British TV Show ''{{Skins}}'' ''Series/{{Skins}}'' has a great example in Effy, who was the little sister of her main character Tony for series 1 + 2, but appeared in only a few episodes and never spoke. When the new cast was picked for series 3+4, Effy was promoted to a full character and became the main protagonist. Effy remains the only character to be involved in more than three series of skins. (Pandora briefly appears in Series 2, before being promoted to full cast in 3)
19th Dec '15 7:44:43 PM nombretomado
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* Ronnie Gardocki from ''TheShield''. The character was initially treated as a glorified extra, and the only reason why actor David Rees Snell took the part was because creator Shawn Ryan needed someone to fill out the team. You could count the number of lines Ronnie had in the first season ''on one hand''. Yet, as the seasons continue, Gardocki becomes more and more central to the power struggle between Vic and Shane, and becomes a fully-developed main character in his own right. * Dr Vincent Strudwick from ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' became Dick's SitcomArchNemesis in the later seasons. * Both Al and Heidi on ''HomeImprovement''. Al was originally a temporary character because the producers were waiting out for another actor to play Tim's assistant on ''[[ShowWithinAShow Tool Time]]'', but that didn't go through and they made Al a permanent character. Heidi's role on ''Tool Time'' was expanded from just introducing Tim and Al and helping bring out tools to having a part in the projects on the show, and she was given more screentime outside of ''Tool Time'' which included a few storylines about her personal life.
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* Ronnie Gardocki from ''TheShield''.''Series/TheShield''. The character was initially treated as a glorified extra, and the only reason why actor David Rees Snell took the part was because creator Shawn Ryan needed someone to fill out the team. You could count the number of lines Ronnie had in the first season ''on one hand''. Yet, as the seasons continue, Gardocki becomes more and more central to the power struggle between Vic and Shane, and becomes a fully-developed main character in his own right. * Dr Vincent Strudwick from ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' became Dick's SitcomArchNemesis in the later seasons. * Both Al and Heidi on ''HomeImprovement''.''Series/HomeImprovement''. Al was originally a temporary character because the producers were waiting out for another actor to play Tim's assistant on ''[[ShowWithinAShow Tool Time]]'', but that didn't go through and they made Al a permanent character. Heidi's role on ''Tool Time'' was expanded from just introducing Tim and Al and helping bring out tools to having a part in the projects on the show, and she was given more screentime outside of ''Tool Time'' which included a few storylines about her personal life.
12th Dec '15 8:50:30 AM Kitchen90
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the character of Wilfred Mott was initially a brief 2-minute cameo for Bernard Cribbins in the 2007 Christmas special. However, due to the death of the actor playing Donna's father, the character later returned as her grandfather in the 2008 series. His role continued to be increased to the extent that he was promoted to main companion status for the 2009 Christmas and New Year's specials, [[spoiler:and caused the Doctor's regeneration]]. Not bad for what was intended as a ''HeyItsThatGuy'' moment.
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the character of Wilfred Mott was initially a brief 2-minute cameo for Bernard Cribbins Creator/BernardCribbins in the 2007 Christmas special. However, due to the death of the actor playing Donna's father, the character later returned as her grandfather in the 2008 series. His role continued to be increased to the extent that he was promoted to main companion status for the 2009 Christmas and New Year's specials, [[spoiler:and caused the Doctor's regeneration]]. Not bad for what was intended as a ''HeyItsThatGuy'' moment.
10th Dec '15 10:33:04 PM MisterCPC
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** Killian Jones, or Captain Hook as he's better known, was originally supposed to be a minor recurring role appearing in the first few episodes of the show's second season, but the producers and crew loved Colin O'Donoghue's performance so much that he was promoted to a member of the main cast midway through it, before his first episode even aired on television. Come Season 3 and onward and Killian has become one of the show's central characters.
29th Nov '15 12:28:38 PM NonSequiturWalrus
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** Danny Strong was credited as an unnamed extra on "Buffy" for quite some time (again, starting in the unaired pilot!) before even obtaining the name "Jonathan". He became a minor recurring character and [[spoiler:[[BigBadDuumvirate one of the three main villains]]}} in season 6. And in Season 7 it got to the point that [[spoiler:The First thought him important enough to be included in its evil plan]].
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** Danny Strong was credited as an unnamed extra on "Buffy" for quite some time (again, starting in the unaired pilot!) before even obtaining the name "Jonathan". He became a minor recurring character and [[spoiler:[[BigBadDuumvirate one of the three main villains]]}} villains]]]] in season 6. And in Season 7 it got to the point that [[spoiler:The First thought him important enough to be included in its evil plan]].
29th Nov '15 12:28:08 PM NonSequiturWalrus
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** Danny Strong was credited as an unnamed extra on "Buffy" for quite some time (again, starting in the unaired pilot!) before even obtaining the name "Jonathan". He became a minor recurring character and [[BigBadDuumvirate one of the three main villains]] in season 6. And in Season 7 it got to the point that The First thought him important enough to be included in its evil plan.
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** Danny Strong was credited as an unnamed extra on "Buffy" for quite some time (again, starting in the unaired pilot!) before even obtaining the name "Jonathan". He became a minor recurring character and [[BigBadDuumvirate [[spoiler:[[BigBadDuumvirate one of the three main villains]] villains]]}} in season 6. And in Season 7 it got to the point that The [[spoiler:The First thought him important enough to be included in its evil plan.plan]].
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