History DemotedToExtra / AnimeAndManga

30th Dec '16 11:13:19 PM bttc
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** This is mostly due to the chronology of the light novels versus the anime. Argo the Rat was not a character in the original Sword Art Online novel at all. Rather, she was introduced in Sword Art Online: Progressive, which is a spin off/prequel series. Since the anime was a mix of the original novel and the first Progressive novel, Argo appears only during the first floor covered by the Progressive novel.
20th Dec '16 1:21:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** His case is even sorrier if one considers his SuperpoweredEvilSide a separate character. ''H''allelujah does all of the really [[BadAss incredible]] stuff onscreen [[spoiler:including what should have been ''A''l's moment of glory in the GrandFinale. In the end we're shown Al settling down peacefully with Marie, so at least those two can brood over their misfortunes together]]. At least [[spoiler:he's promoted as TheLancer in TheMovie]].

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** His case is even sorrier if one considers his SuperpoweredEvilSide a separate character. ''H''allelujah does all of the really [[BadAss incredible]] incredible stuff onscreen [[spoiler:including what should have been ''A''l's moment of glory in the GrandFinale. In the end we're shown Al settling down peacefully with Marie, so at least those two can brood over their misfortunes together]]. At least [[spoiler:he's promoted as TheLancer in TheMovie]].
18th Dec '16 11:35:43 AM Morgenthaler
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** Team Asuma has mostly avoided this. Shikamaru became an AscendedExtra during the Immortals Arc and has maintained his status as an important character. Team Asuma then received development during the Fourth Ninja War with Choji this time getting the spotlight. Ino also got to shine as their battles showed how {{Badass}} the three are together.

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** Team Asuma has mostly avoided this. Shikamaru became an AscendedExtra during the Immortals Arc and has maintained his status as an important character. Team Asuma then received development during the Fourth Ninja War with Choji this time getting the spotlight. Ino also got to shine as their battles showed how {{Badass}} badass the three are together.
13th Dec '16 4:14:27 PM Darthrai
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** Asuka in general plays a much lesser role in ''Rebuild'' from her {{Tritagonist}} role in the original series. Her internal conflicts do not render her [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunctional]] enough to significantly drive the plot; her subplot instead revolves around her becoming a better person and indirectly deciding to help Shinji bond with his father only to become an Angel victim and cause Shinji more angst, but she's put out of action as soon as said subplot is finished. That being said, she gets a larger role in ''3.0''; this role is partially shared by Mari as a tag team of [[BashBrothers Bash Sisters]], but she interacts with Shinji directly and a lot of focus is put on how much colder she's grown towards him despite still caring about him deep down.

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** Asuka in general plays a much lesser role in ''Rebuild'' from her {{Tritagonist}} role in the original series. Her internal conflicts do not render her [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunctional]] enough to significantly drive the plot; her subplot instead revolves around her becoming a better person and indirectly deciding to help Shinji bond with his father only to become an Angel victim and cause Shinji more angst, father, but she's injured and put out of action as soon as said the subplot is finished. That being said, she gets a larger role in ''3.0''; this role is partially shared by Mari as a tag team of [[BashBrothers Bash Sisters]], but she interacts with Shinji directly and a lot of focus is put on how much colder she's grown towards him despite still caring about him deep down.
13th Dec '16 4:13:25 PM Darthrai
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** Asuka in general plays a much lesser role in ''Rebuild'' from her {{Tritagonist}} role in the original series. Her internal conflicts do not render her [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunctional]] enough to significantly drive the plot. That being said, she gets a larger role in ''3.0'', but this role is shared by Mari as a tag team of [[BashBrothers Bash Sisters]].

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** Asuka in general plays a much lesser role in ''Rebuild'' from her {{Tritagonist}} role in the original series. Her internal conflicts do not render her [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunctional]] enough to significantly drive the plot.plot; her subplot instead revolves around her becoming a better person and indirectly deciding to help Shinji bond with his father only to become an Angel victim and cause Shinji more angst, but she's put out of action as soon as said subplot is finished. That being said, she gets a larger role in ''3.0'', but 0''; this role is partially shared by Mari as a tag team of [[BashBrothers Bash Sisters]].Sisters]], but she interacts with Shinji directly and a lot of focus is put on how much colder she's grown towards him despite still caring about him deep down.
8th Dec '16 5:44:32 AM MummyGaGa
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** Also Nagito basically became this as well despite being a {{Deuteragonist}} in VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 and playing a major role in Video/AbsoluteDespairGirls. For the first three episodes of Side: Despair, he played a very little role and while he gotten ADayInTheLimelight in Episode 4, he was quickly PutOnTheBus afterwords and played no major role for the next three episodes. He went on to return in Episode 8 and play a major role in that but he play a less major role in the following episodes.
6th Nov '16 12:34:40 PM wootzits
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** ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' was also the only ''Gundam'' series not to have a Master Grade model of up until January of 2014.

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** ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' ''Gundam X'' was also the only ''Gundam'' series not to have a Master Grade model of up until January of 2014.



* The ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' anime hasn't quite ended yet, but a lot of fans are wondering if Poland is ''ever'' going to get more than a three-second cameo, especially considering that his partner Lithuania has actually gotten a fair amount of screen time and arguably more minor characters like Belarus and Liechtenstein have received sizeable roles in at least two episodes so far. Spain and Sweden also suffer from this to some extent, with the characters they're seen the most frequently within the webcomic (Romano and Finland, respectively) being somewhat luckier than them.

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* The ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' anime hasn't quite ended yet, but a lot of fans are wondering if Poland is ''ever'' going to get more than a three-second cameo, especially considering that his partner Lithuania has actually gotten a fair amount of screen time and arguably more minor characters like Belarus and Liechtenstein have received sizeable roles in at least two episodes so far. Spain and Sweden also suffer from this to some extent, with the characters they're seen the most frequently within the webcomic (Romano and Finland, respectively) being somewhat luckier than them.



* Taruru replaced Chiroro as Karara's constant companion in early episodes of ''Anime/SgtFrog''; she only got to debut after his PlotRelevantAgeUp, and is still very much in her twin sister's shadow.

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* Taruru replaced Chiroro as Karara's constant companion in early episodes of ''Anime/SgtFrog''; ''Manga/SgtFrog''; she only got to debut after his PlotRelevantAgeUp, and is still very much in her twin sister's shadow.
16th Sep '16 4:40:48 PM Starfire
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** To a lesser degree, Sailor Venus, who had [[Manga/CodenameSailorV her own title]] before it was decided to make an ensemble team. Sure, she's still around, but "one of many" instead of the main character. Made worse in the anime, where she's TheChick rather than TheLancer like she was in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], and in the [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action series]], where she rarely fights with the others at all due to becoming partially an {{Expy}} of Uranus and Neptune. And then shortly after she finally decides to join the team, she dies as a result of her terminal illness and doesn't get to participate in the final battle (where she originally killed Beryl in the manga). Thankfully, the ResetButton at the end brings her back.

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** To **Sailor Venus gets a lesser degree, Sailor Venus, who bit of this as well.
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had [[Manga/CodenameSailorV her own title]] before it was decided to make an ensemble team. Sure, she's still around, but "one of many" instead of the main character. Made
***Made
worse in the original anime. Usagi is basically an {{Expy}} of Minako from the beginning of the Sailor V manga. When Minako's introduced in the anime, where she's TheChick rather than finished her growth arc and comes off as the level-headed and responsible foil to Usagi's ditz. As the series progressed though she actually regresses in personality and role from TheLancer like she was to TheChick unlike in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], manga]]. This is most evident in the S season where their characters have reached an equilibrium and they're pretty much the same person with identical reactions. (The animators really played this up in some scenes, giving them identical poses and reactions.) In Stars they actually [[LampshadeHanging hang a lampshade]] on Minako's regression in a conversation with Sailor Pluto. She basically confesses that as Usagi's matured she doesn't have to be the strong leader as much anymore.
***Also worse
in the [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action series]], where she rarely fights with the others at all due to becoming partially an {{Expy}} of Uranus and Neptune. And then shortly after she finally decides to join the team, she dies as a result of her terminal illness and doesn't get to participate in the final battle (where she originally killed Beryl in the manga). Thankfully, the ResetButton at the end brings her back.
9th Aug '16 4:14:45 PM EternityofSpirits
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* Hits [[SeriesMascot Monokuma]] hard in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3''. Due to the anime having a massively different structure to prior instalments (least of it being that half of the anime is a prequel) and the Final Killing not fitting with the same set-up, he's practically useless for the main story. As of Episode 5, he's had a total of one actual scene is the main story, along with providing a brief recap in the fourth.
7th Jul '16 11:58:48 PM theknack101
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* In ''Eden:It'sAnEndlessWorld!'', this actually happens to [[spoiler:Elijah, the main character! After the mission to save his sister goes horribly wrong, ending with her death, Elijah falls into doing hard drugs and eventually goes to rehab.]] And that's basically where his role in the story ends. The next and final arc, dealing with the fate of the whole world finds [[spoiler:Elijah's father in the protagonist role. Elijah himself doesn't really appear until after the events are over.]]
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