History AscendedExtra / WebOriginal

17th Sep '17 11:19:31 PM Aiguille
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* Tim from the youtube horror series WebOriginal/MarbleHornets is a huge example. He begins the series as merely one of many extra characters who are actors for the "Marble Hornets" independent film being made within the series' own universe. Others include Brian, Sarah, and Seth, and none of these are given much development. Tim only speaks a few random lines in the first few entries, such as Entry #12, and does not stand out, excepting the protagonist Jay's interviewing him of what he knows. However, he becomes even more important in the second series of entries when we find out that [[spoiler: He is The Masked Man who has been stalking Jay (presumably under possession by The Operator/The Slenderman).]] He continues to become a more prominent character in the series, eventually becoming somewhat of a sidekick to protagonist Jay. By the end of the series, following [[spoiler: Jay's death at the hands of The Hooded Man, Tim takes over his role as the series' protagonist]]

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* Tim from the youtube horror series WebOriginal/MarbleHornets is a huge example. He begins the series as merely one of many extra characters who are actors for the "Marble Hornets" independent film being made within the series' own universe. Others include Brian, Sarah, and Seth, and none of these are given much development. Tim only speaks a few random lines in the first few entries, such as Entry #12, and does not stand out, excepting the protagonist Jay's interviewing him of what he knows. However, he becomes even more important in the second series of entries when we find out that [[spoiler: He is The Masked Man who has been stalking Jay (presumably under possession by The Operator/The Slenderman).]] He continues to become a more prominent character in the series, eventually becoming somewhat of a sidekick to protagonist Jay. By the end of the series, following [[spoiler: Jay's death at the hands of The Hooded Man, Tim takes over his role as the series' protagonist]]protagonist]]
* In ''Podcast/WithinTheWires,'' Season 1's {{Narrator}} of the Institute's Relaxation Cassettes, in passing asides about her life, talks about a favorite, underappreciated artist whose work she owns. This painter, Roimata Mangakāhia, is the principal narrator of Season 2, where she analyzes the works of her own favorite artist in museum audio guides.
15th Aug '17 4:38:45 PM nombretomado
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* Shinji Ryougi, of ''YukariIsFree'', originally started as a one-shot gag character to insult a Supporting Character, simply being addressed as Gang Member 122. By the next season, he had elevated to a full-blown member of the Main Cast and actually being referred to by name. The same has happened to other characters, most notably Rei Kakizaki, Kasumi Chiba, and Elesia Rumiko, all of whom started out as extras and were elevated to Supporting Roles and given unique subplots.

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* Shinji Ryougi, of ''YukariIsFree'', ''Roleplay/YukariIsFree'', originally started as a one-shot gag character to insult a Supporting Character, simply being addressed as Gang Member 122. By the next season, he had elevated to a full-blown member of the Main Cast and actually being referred to by name. The same has happened to other characters, most notably Rei Kakizaki, Kasumi Chiba, and Elesia Rumiko, all of whom started out as extras and were elevated to Supporting Roles and given unique subplots.
10th Jun '17 1:28:44 PM nombretomado
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* Starting to be a regular thing in the ''WhateleyUniverse''. One of the campus jokes, the kid with the spirit of the squirrel, got a role in the ''Phase'' novels, and then her own story. Side character and campus nuisance Greasy is getting a Christmas special. BigBad Don Sebastiano got a point-of-view story, and has gotten more screen time. And on and on...

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* Starting to be a regular thing in the ''WhateleyUniverse''.''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. One of the campus jokes, the kid with the spirit of the squirrel, got a role in the ''Phase'' novels, and then her own story. Side character and campus nuisance Greasy is getting a Christmas special. BigBad Don Sebastiano got a point-of-view story, and has gotten more screen time. And on and on...
17th May '17 4:35:39 PM CloudCuckooClock
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* Doctor Tomorrowland, currently a member of the Disney-sponsored hero team Imagination in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', started out as part of the team's background extras. She rose to the rank of AscendedExtra, and then supporting character, and then to featured player, all because one of the players decided to start including her more nad more in the story. She later became a full-blown player character.

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* Doctor Tomorrowland, currently a member of the Disney-sponsored hero team Imagination in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', started out as part of the team's background extras. She rose to the rank of AscendedExtra, and then supporting character, and then to featured player, all because one of the players decided to start including her more nad and more in the story. She later became a full-blown player character.



** Bowser Junior once appeared in an episode of ''Mario and Luigi's Stupid and Dumb Adventures''. He later appeared in the "Bowser Juice" infomerical. He then appeared in "Bowser Junior's Macaroni" and is now a main character, [[UpToEleven to the point of taking over Mario's position]].

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** Bowser Junior once appeared in an episode of ''Mario and Luigi's Stupid and Dumb Adventures''. He later appeared in the "Bowser Juice" infomerical.infomercial. He then appeared in "Bowser Junior's Macaroni" and is now a main character, [[UpToEleven to the point of taking over Mario's position]].



* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': Intern Chad was an NVCR [[RedShirt Intern]] that everyone assumed died after being sent to investigate a store that was allegedly a front for the world government in a ''very'' early episode. In the ''September Monologues'', the Faceless Old Woman's segment revolved around him [[spoiler:summoning some kind of EldtritchAbomination that frightens [[EveryoneHasStandards the Faceless Old Woman]] out of his home]] (though it wasn't made clear at the time that it was indeed the same Chad). And it later turns out that [[spoiler:he is the BigBad of Year Four, being behind the Strangers and somehow wrapping Maureen into his plans]].
* Tim from the youtube horror series WebOriginal/MarbleHornets is a huge example. He begins the series as merely one of many extra characters who are actors for the "Marble Hornets" independant film being made within the series' own universe. Others include Brian, Sarah, and Seth, and none of these are given much development. Tim only speaks a few random lines in the first few entries, such as Entry #12, and does not stand out, excepting the protagonist Jay's interviewing him of what he knows. However, he becomes even more important in the second series of entries when we find out that [[spoiler: He is The Masked Man who has been stalking Jay (presumably under possession by The Operator/The Slenderman).]] He continues to become a more prominent character in the series, eventually becoming somewhat of a sidekick to protagonist Jay. By the end of the series, following [[spoiler: Jay's death at the hands of The Hooded Man, Tim takes over his role as the series' protagonist]]

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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': Intern Chad was an NVCR [[RedShirt Intern]] that everyone assumed died after being sent to investigate a store that was allegedly a front for the world government in a ''very'' early episode. In the ''September Monologues'', the Faceless Old Woman's segment revolved around him [[spoiler:summoning some kind of EldtritchAbomination EldritchAbomination that frightens [[EveryoneHasStandards the Faceless Old Woman]] out of his home]] (though it wasn't made clear at the time that it was indeed the same Chad). And it later turns out that [[spoiler:he is the BigBad of Year Four, being behind the Strangers and somehow wrapping Maureen into his plans]].
* Tim from the youtube horror series WebOriginal/MarbleHornets is a huge example. He begins the series as merely one of many extra characters who are actors for the "Marble Hornets" independant independent film being made within the series' own universe. Others include Brian, Sarah, and Seth, and none of these are given much development. Tim only speaks a few random lines in the first few entries, such as Entry #12, and does not stand out, excepting the protagonist Jay's interviewing him of what he knows. However, he becomes even more important in the second series of entries when we find out that [[spoiler: He is The Masked Man who has been stalking Jay (presumably under possession by The Operator/The Slenderman).]] He continues to become a more prominent character in the series, eventually becoming somewhat of a sidekick to protagonist Jay. By the end of the series, following [[spoiler: Jay's death at the hands of The Hooded Man, Tim takes over his role as the series' protagonist]]
29th Apr '17 10:30:39 AM nombretomado
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* There is a Youtube user called [[http://www.youtube.com/user/WTLNetwork WTLNetwork]] who makes WebAnimation/{{YouTube Poop}}s of ''ThomasTheTankEngine''. A lot of his poops involve the one-shot character of the Fat Controller's Butler (originally a OneSceneWonder) as a full-blown character and the Fat Controller's lover!

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* There is a Youtube user called [[http://www.youtube.com/user/WTLNetwork WTLNetwork]] who makes WebAnimation/{{YouTube Poop}}s of ''ThomasTheTankEngine''.''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''. A lot of his poops involve the one-shot character of the Fat Controller's Butler (originally a OneSceneWonder) as a full-blown character and the Fat Controller's lover!
22nd Apr '17 8:57:39 PM nombretomado
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* Happens all too often in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', when characters thought only to be minor characters manage to survive to the end thanks to sheer luck, or simply becoming well-noticed. Two examples:

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* Happens all too often in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', when characters thought only to be minor characters manage to survive to the end thanks to sheer luck, or simply becoming well-noticed. Two examples:
18th Feb '17 2:19:38 PM Klayman55
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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': Intern Chad was an NVCR [[RedShirt Intern]] that everyone assumed died after being sent to investigate a store that was allegedly a front for the world government in a ''very'' early episode. In the ''September Monologues'', the Faceless Old Woman's segment revolved around him [[spoiler:summoning some kind of EldtritchAbomination that frightens [[EveryoneHasStandards the Faceless Old Woman]] out of his home]] (though it wasn't made clear at the time that it was indeed the same Chad). And it later turns out that [[spoiler:he is the BigBad of Year Four, being behind the Strangers and somehow wrapping Maureen into his plans]].

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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': Intern Chad was an NVCR [[RedShirt Intern]] that everyone assumed died after being sent to investigate a store that was allegedly a front for the world government in a ''very'' early episode. In the ''September Monologues'', the Faceless Old Woman's segment revolved around him [[spoiler:summoning some kind of EldtritchAbomination that frightens [[EveryoneHasStandards the Faceless Old Woman]] out of his home]] (though it wasn't made clear at the time that it was indeed the same Chad). And it later turns out that [[spoiler:he is the BigBad of Year Four, being behind the Strangers and somehow wrapping Maureen into his plans]].plans]].
*Tim from the youtube horror series WebOriginal/MarbleHornets is a huge example. He begins the series as merely one of many extra characters who are actors for the "Marble Hornets" independant film being made within the series' own universe. Others include Brian, Sarah, and Seth, and none of these are given much development. Tim only speaks a few random lines in the first few entries, such as Entry #12, and does not stand out, excepting the protagonist Jay's interviewing him of what he knows. However, he becomes even more important in the second series of entries when we find out that [[spoiler: He is The Masked Man who has been stalking Jay (presumably under possession by The Operator/The Slenderman).]] He continues to become a more prominent character in the series, eventually becoming somewhat of a sidekick to protagonist Jay. By the end of the series, following [[spoiler: Jay's death at the hands of The Hooded Man, Tim takes over his role as the series' protagonist]]
29th Oct '16 3:06:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGunganCouncil'', [=LiSah=] Mao and Deagan Hunt were introduced as [[NonPlayerCharacter NPC's]] but are now their own [[PlayerCharacter player characters]].

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* In ''TheGunganCouncil'', ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'', [=LiSah=] Mao and Deagan Hunt were introduced as [[NonPlayerCharacter NPC's]] but are now their own [[PlayerCharacter player characters]].
16th Jul '16 3:55:37 PM nombretomado
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* [[SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Robotnik]] (in his ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' incarnation) has gone on to become one of the most popular WebAnimation/YouTubePoop characters, spawning hundreds of videos. This also happens with other characters from other sources, though LargeHam villains seem to get this the most.

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* [[SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Robotnik]] (in his ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' incarnation) has gone on to become one of the most popular WebAnimation/YouTubePoop characters, spawning hundreds of videos. This also happens with other characters from other sources, though LargeHam villains seem to get this the most.
22nd May '16 9:49:43 PM AshlynNyx
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** After going through a ChuckCunninghamSyndrome period following his debut, Jeffy reappeared in "Bowser Junior's Game Night 3", and has started to ascend to recurring character position, very much like the Brooklyn Guy did.

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** After going through a ChuckCunninghamSyndrome period following his debut, Jeffy reappeared in "Bowser Junior's Game Night 3", and has started to ascend to recurring character position, very much like the Brooklyn Guy did.did.
* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': Intern Chad was an NVCR [[RedShirt Intern]] that everyone assumed died after being sent to investigate a store that was allegedly a front for the world government in a ''very'' early episode. In the ''September Monologues'', the Faceless Old Woman's segment revolved around him [[spoiler:summoning some kind of EldtritchAbomination that frightens [[EveryoneHasStandards the Faceless Old Woman]] out of his home]] (though it wasn't made clear at the time that it was indeed the same Chad). And it later turns out that [[spoiler:he is the BigBad of Year Four, being behind the Strangers and somehow wrapping Maureen into his plans]].
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