History AscendedExtra / LiveActionTV

15th Sep '17 9:11:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Doremy Vernon first appeared as the surly canteen manageress in the first three Christmas episodes of ''AreYouBeingServed'' By 1979, she had ascended to a semi-regular character on the show.

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* Doremy Vernon first appeared as the surly canteen manageress in the first three Christmas episodes of ''AreYouBeingServed'' ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' By 1979, she had ascended to a semi-regular character on the show.
14th Sep '17 9:18:53 AM DoKnowButchie
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* ''Series/LaFemmeNikita'' built up most of its core cast from characters who in [[{{Film/Nikita}} the original film]] were nameless extras with no character beyond their role within the organization that kidnaps and trains Nikita. The computer expert becomes Seymour Birkoff, the quartermaster becomes Walter, and the director becomes Operations.

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* ''Series/LaFemmeNikita'' built up most of its core supporting cast from characters who in [[{{Film/Nikita}} the original film]] were nameless extras with no character beyond their role within the organization that kidnaps and trains Nikita. The computer expert becomes Seymour Birkoff, the quartermaster becomes Walter, and the director becomes Operations.
14th Sep '17 9:17:48 AM DoKnowButchie
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* ''Series/LaFemmeNikita'' built up most of its core cast from characters who in [[{{Film/Nikita}} the original film]] were nameless extras with no character beyond their role within the organization that kidnaps and trains Nikita. The computer expert becomes Seymour Birkoff, the quartermaster becomes Walter, and the director becomes Operations.
12th Aug '17 11:31:58 AM nombretomado
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* 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 {{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.

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* 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 {{Saban|Entertainment}} 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.
10th Jul '17 7:16:12 PM Amahn
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*** The character of Walter wasn't even Walter in the beginning, rather a "nameless" extra that rose in prominence largely thanks to ThrowItIn. Even his name changed thanks to the cast. He wasn't originally named Walter, but picked up that name after Creator/RichardDeanAnderson called him that in a shot, and after being told by someone on the set that wasn't his name [=RDA=] declared "it is now". His last name officially became Harriman after Creator/DonSDavis referred to him as "airman", but thanks to how he said it fans misheard it as Harriman and believed it to be his last name. The writers ran with it.


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** Similar to the Gorn, the Tholians also appeared only briefly on screen but show up more regularly in games and novels.


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** In a similar vein, Grant Immahara helped out behind the scenes and was seen on screen a couple times before he replaced Scottie in the 3rd season.
26th May '17 9:40:48 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'':
**Lucas Goodwin is more of a supporting character in the first season, but plays a bigger role later on, especially when [[spoiler:he tries to assassinate Frank Underwood in an attempt to avenge Zoe Barnes]].
**In season 1, Tom Hammerschmidt is just a secondary character in Zoe Barnes' storyline. He operates as her antagonist and a cynical lesson about where moral integrity gets you in today's climate. He falls off the show entirely for a long time, with only sporadic appearances after the fourth episode. Then in Season 4, Hammerschmidt returns in a major way after Lucas Goodwin dies during his attempt to assassinate Frank. With experience and determination, Hammerschmidt begins to tie together the truth behind Frank's rise to power and eventually establishes at least part of the Underwoods' amoral activities in the public eye. He's come closer than anyone to bringing Frank Underwood down, and Frank is very clearly terrified that Hammerschmidt's activities will see an end to the Underwood legacy.
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.
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