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20th Mar '18 7:12:18 PM MagnusForce
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* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has many iconic recurring monsters. But without a doubt, the biggest one of these {{Breakout Villain}}s is Gomora, the first monster in the franchise to defeat ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. He's appeared in every major entry since 2005 and has also been '''a hero''' of a few of them since 2007(unlike the many other monsters who've reappeared frequently), fighting many villains and numerous other monsters alongside the Ultramen and defense teams as well as marking the franchise's first HeelFaceTurn from a MonsterOfTheWeek.

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* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has many iconic {{kaiju}} who started out as [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]], but ended up recurring monsters. But without regularly in later series due to their popularity. Without a doubt, doubt though, the biggest one of these {{Breakout Villain}}s is Gomora, the first monster in the franchise to defeat ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. Series/{{Ultraman}}. He's appeared in every major entry since 2005 and has also been '''a hero''' of '''[[AdaptationalHeroism a hero]]''' a few of them since 2007(unlike times (unlike the many other monsters who've reappeared frequently), fighting many villains and numerous other monsters alongside the Ultramen and defense teams as well as marking the franchise's first HeelFaceTurn from a MonsterOfTheWeek.well.
17th Mar '18 6:40:43 PM LittleDancerGirl
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*** John DeLancie's "Q" character was also intended to be a one-off (in fact, the original script didn't call for him at all; he was added because the writers decided they wanted to make the pilot a double-length episode and needed a new piece of plot to do it). Q would become one of the most iconic non-regular characters on the show, leading him to appear in seven other episodes of ''The Next Generation'', as well as one episode of ''Deep Space Nine'' and three of ''Voyager''.

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*** John DeLancie's [=DeLancie=]'s "Q" character was also intended to be a one-off (in fact, the original script didn't call for him at all; he was added because the writers decided they wanted to make the pilot a double-length episode and needed a new piece of plot to do it). Q would become one of the most iconic non-regular characters on the show, leading him to appear in seven other episodes of ''The Next Generation'', as well as one episode of ''Deep Space Nine'' and three of ''Voyager''.
17th Mar '18 6:38:07 PM LittleDancerGirl
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*** John DeLancie's "Q" character was also intended to be a one-off (in fact, the original script didn't call for him at all; he was added because the writers decided they wanted to make the pilot a double-length episode and needed a new piece of plot to do it). Q would become one of the most iconic non-regular characters on the show, leading him to appear in seven other episodes of ''The Next Generation'', as well as one episode of ''Deep Space Nine'' and three of ''Voyager''.
17th Mar '18 6:09:02 PM LittleDancerGirl
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*** Robert Duncan McNeill (who played both roles) has [[https://www.trektoday.com/content/2010/11/mcneill-compares-paris-and-locarno/ gone on record]] saying that he sees them as very different characters, almost each other's opposites, and that Locarno would not have been a good character to use as a regular. Specifically, he felt that Locarno was someone who [[BitchInSheepsClothing seemed like a great guy but really wasn't]], where Paris fell into the category of JerkWithAHeartOfGold. He does admit, however, that the creators probably in mind for[[SuspiciousslySimilarSubstitute Paris to be more similar to Locarno]].

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*** Robert Duncan McNeill (who [=McNeill=], who played both roles) roles, has [[https://www.trektoday.com/content/2010/11/mcneill-compares-paris-and-locarno/ gone on record]] saying that he sees them as very different characters, almost each other's opposites, and that Locarno would not have been a good character to use as a regular. Specifically, he felt that Locarno was someone who [[BitchInSheepsClothing seemed like a great guy but really wasn't]], where Paris fell into the category of JerkWithAHeartOfGold. He does admit, however, that the creators probably in mind for[[SuspiciousslySimilarSubstitute for [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Paris to be more similar to Locarno]].
17th Mar '18 6:07:11 PM LittleDancerGirl
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*** There is also the fact that Tom, despite being free and clear, eventually confessed to his own actions because he couldn't bear the guilt, whereas Locarno seems to have little guilt at all over either the accident or the lie and is only caught because someone ''else'' (Wesley Crusher) confesses.
*** Robert Duncan McNeill (who played both roles) has [[https://www.trektoday.com/content/2010/11/mcneill-compares-paris-and-locarno/ gone on record]] saying that he sees them as very different characters, almost each other's opposites, and that Locarno would not have been a good character to use as a regular. Specifically, he felt that Locarno was someone who [[BitchInSheepsClothing seemed like a great guy but really wasn't]], where Paris fell into the category of JerkWithAHeartOfGold. He does admit, however, that the creators probably in mind for[[SuspiciousslySimilarSubstitute Paris to be more similar to Locarno]].
4th Mar '18 11:03:46 AM crazyrabbits
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** Allan Nowart was a Marine on Galactica who only appeared sporadically as a background character, seen protecting the residents of Dogsville. Come the final season, he takes up a much larger role, acting in key capacities (protecting Romo Lampkin during his trial, being assigned to guard Kara Thrace after she comes BackFromTheDead, aiding Adama and Tigh during TheMutiny). By the time the final episode runs around, he acts as a second-in-command for Lee's team during the assault on the Colony. Edward James Olmos even stated in an interview at the 2009 [=DragonCon=] convention that the character had much more prominence in the last few episodes.
4th Feb '18 7:36:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Harriette Winslow, the elevator operator at the Chicago Chronicle, was originally a recurring character on ''PerfectStrangers'' (a comedy starring Mark-Linn Baker and Bronson Pinchot), usually to give one-liners or provide superficial support to the storyline at hand. Then, her husband, Carl (a police officer with the Chicago Police Department) began appearing a couple of times ... and soon enough, someone got the bright idea that Carl and Harriette and their family (the children were referred to a couple of times) might make an interesting program. Hence, ''Family Matters''.

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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Harriette Winslow, the elevator operator at the Chicago Chronicle, was originally a recurring character on ''PerfectStrangers'' ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' (a comedy starring Mark-Linn Baker and Bronson Pinchot), usually to give one-liners or provide superficial support to the storyline at hand. Then, her husband, Carl (a police officer with the Chicago Police Department) began appearing a couple of times ... and soon enough, someone got the bright idea that Carl and Harriette and their family (the children were referred to a couple of times) might make an interesting program. Hence, ''Family Matters''.
3rd Feb '18 2:40:12 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the characters in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', by necessity. Because almost any character with any real prominence in the comics has been earmarked for use in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] films or {{Netflix}} shows, AOS largely has to deal with obscure barrel-scrapers who never got much page time in the comics. For instance, despite only ever appearing in just over a dozen or so comic issues before the show, Lance Hunter is one of the main characters.

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* Most of the characters in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', by necessity. Because almost any character with any real prominence in the comics has been earmarked for use in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] films or {{Netflix}} Creator/{{Netflix}} shows, AOS largely has to deal with obscure barrel-scrapers who never got much page time in the comics. For instance, despite only ever appearing in just over a dozen or so comic issues before the show, Lance Hunter is one of the main characters.
26th Jan '18 12:43:33 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver1985'': Pete Thornton appeared in a few season one episodes as Mac's friend and [[TheHandler agency handler]], one of several for a deliberately vague organization, before he become a regular cast member in season two as his boss at the Phoenix Foundation (his actor, Dana Elcar, had a small role in the pilot as an unrelated character).
14th Jan '18 10:44:48 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.)
*** 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.

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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, WhatHaveIBecome, 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.)
*** Nyssa appeared as a side character in "The Keeper of Trakan", Traken", only to reappear in the next story as a companion who would remain for another two seasons.seasons.
***River Song's one-off sidekick Nardole wasn't expected to return, but Matt Lucas enjoyed playing him and he got promoted to full companion.
***Across media, there's Sergeant Osgood. A one-shot UNIT tech in "The Daemons," there was no reason to do much with him, though as a rare ''named'' UNIT agent who isn't the Brig or Benton, he's been name-dropped in the interest of WorldBuilding in a novel or three, but always in a pretty minor role. Then comes the new series, with its popular UNIT scientist named Osgood who according to WordOfGod is absolutely definitely ''maybe'' related. Next thing you know, no Titan Comics Third Doctor era issue is complete without him, and suddenly he uses an inhaler just like his later counterpart. (As for their relation, they've so far respected Steven Moffat's desire to not explicitly establish or define a connection. When 11/12's Osgood was asked if she had "an uncle who used to run around shooting at aliens," her answer was "something like that.")
* Toshiko of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' was seen ever-so-briefly in series one of the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' first. As an extra, she was a doctor. As a full time ''Torchwood'' character, she was explained to have been impersonating a doctor because the actual doctor (fellow Torchwood member Owen Harper) had been too hung over to work.



* Toshiko of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' was seen ever-so-briefly in series one of the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' first. As an extra, she was a doctor. As a full time ''Torchwood'' character, she was explained to have been impersonating a doctor because the actual doctor (fellow Torchwood member Owen Harper) had been too hung over to work.



* The Zyu2 monsters for the first and second seasons of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' are kind of this trope. The ''SuperSentai'' footage was exhausted by "[[SeasonFinale Doomsday]]," so Creator/{{Saban|Entertainment}} contacted Toei to produce more action footage to keep the season/series going, and the [[FanNickname Zyu2]] episodes were shot with monsters and battle footage [[AdaptationExpansion exclusively for the US series]]. Starting with Goo Fish and finishing with Turban Shell, each of them started as a MonsterOfTheWeek like any other. Since they were US-only monsters, Saban owned the costumes exclusively without having to rent them. As Saban had to fill out the 50-episode second season, bringing back hordes of old monsters became a fairly regular occurrence as the season wore on, and most (if not all) of those monsters would be from the Zyu2 crowd. Some even showed up for the grand season 6 finale at the end of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', and even the monster hell scenes from the final arc of ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue,'' (season ''eight.'') Of course, these scenes contained many monsters from across franchise history, American-original ''and'' Japanese-original.
** Season two had Zedd summon some past monsters to protect the Rock of Time... ''immediately'' followed by past monsters being involved in the wedding of Rita and Zedd. Some of them were the same ones. This meant we had one-shot monsters from ages past returning for ''four episodes in a row.'' Dramole in particular totals ''six'' appearances in which he actually does something (not crowd filler like in Countdown.) Undoubtedly a record for ''most'' {{Toku}}.

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* The Zyu2 monsters for the first and second seasons of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' are kind of this trope. The Zyuranger ''SuperSentai'' footage was exhausted by "[[SeasonFinale Doomsday]]," so Creator/{{Saban|Entertainment}} contacted Toei to produce more action footage to keep the season/series going, and the [[FanNickname Zyu2]] episodes were shot with monsters and battle footage [[AdaptationExpansion exclusively for the US series]]. Starting with Goo Fish and finishing with Turban Shell, each of them started as a MonsterOfTheWeek like any other. Since they were US-only monsters, Saban owned the costumes exclusively without having to rent them. As Saban had to fill out the 50-episode second season, bringing back hordes of old monsters became a fairly regular occurrence as the season wore on, and most (if not all) of those monsters would be from the Zyu2 crowd. The same goes for seasons two and three, as Zyu 2 ran out and the Rangers didn't change suits to match the Dairanger and Kakuranger footage. Some even showed up for the grand season 6 finale at the end of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', and even the monster hell scenes from the final arc of ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue,'' (season ''eight.'') Of course, these scenes contained many monsters from across franchise history, American-original ''and'' Japanese-original.
** Season two had Zedd summon some past monsters to protect the Rock of Time... ''immediately'' followed by past monsters being involved in the wedding of Rita and Zedd. Some of them were the same ones. This meant we had one-shot monsters from ages past returning for ''four episodes in a row.'' Dramole in particular totals ''six'' appearances in which he actually does something (not crowd filler like in Countdown.) Undoubtedly a record for ''most'' {{Toku}}. Most, because though Super Sentai and Kamen Rider don't bring back monsters too often...
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