History DemotedToExtra / AnimeAndManga

18th May '17 7:15:31 AM MiinU
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** And let's not forget Nagi, who seems to have steadily drifted out of focus as the primary protagonist since the first flashback arc up until the beginning of the tournament where he [[spoiler: became the BigBad, sorta]], and even then he spent several chapters before the finale wandering around off screen. Of course, no one even comes close to the demotion suffered by Bob Makihara, who went from being a secondary protagonist to being a relatively low-level (if very likable) supporting character.

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** And let's not forget Nagi, who Nagi seems to have steadily drifted out of focus as the primary protagonist since the first flashback arc up until the beginning of the tournament where he [[spoiler: became the BigBad, sorta]], and even then he spent several chapters before the finale wandering around off screen. Of course, no one even comes close to the demotion suffered by Bob Makihara, who went from being a secondary protagonist to being a relatively low-level (if very likable) supporting character.



* ''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'': Clara makes up [[{{Deuteragonist}} the second half]] of the manga's leading duo of superheroines. But during the ''"MILF of Steel"'' epilogue saga, [[OutOfFocus you'll hardly see her.]] She only gets a few cameo appearances, which are usually limited to 1-2 panels.

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* ''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'': Clara ''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'':
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makes up [[{{Deuteragonist}} the second half]] of the manga's leading star duo of superheroines. But superheroines, but during the ''"MILF of Steel"'' epilogue saga, [[OutOfFocus you'll hardly see her.]] She only gets a few cameo appearances, which are usually limited to 1-2 panels.panels.
**Her aunt, Artemis, was only a support character to begin with, though she remained [[MinorMajorCharacter plot relevant.]] From chapter 14 onwards, she's all but written out of the manga and only makes two cameos in the epilogue series. The page caption of the second one [[LampshadeHanging even asks]] [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse what happened to her?]]
13th May '17 6:19:21 AM MiinU
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* ''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'': Clara is the manga's [[{{Deuteragonist}} next most plot relevant character]], after her mother, Athena. But during the ''"MILF of Steel"'' epilogue saga, [[OutOfFocus you'll hardly see her.]] She only gets a few cameo appearances, which are usually limited to 1-2 panels.

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* ''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'': Clara is the manga's makes up [[{{Deuteragonist}} next most plot relevant character]], after her mother, Athena.the second half]] of the manga's leading duo of superheroines. But during the ''"MILF of Steel"'' epilogue saga, [[OutOfFocus you'll hardly see her.]] She only gets a few cameo appearances, which are usually limited to 1-2 panels.
13th May '17 6:06:46 AM MiinU
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* Yuusaku got noticeably less prominent in the last act of ''Anime/{{Toradora}}''.

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*''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'': Clara is the manga's [[{{Deuteragonist}} next most plot relevant character]], after her mother, Athena. But during the ''"MILF of Steel"'' epilogue saga, [[OutOfFocus you'll hardly see her.]] She only gets a few cameo appearances, which are usually limited to 1-2 panels.
29th Apr '17 5:50:37 PM SpinAttaxx
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** The Porygon line are never given episodes to themselves like most other Pokémon, and only appear as background cameos -- and that's if they ever appear at all. Of course, it's understandable given that the one time it ''did'' get the spotlight, [[NeverLiveItDown it swiftly went down in infamy as "the seizure episode"]].
16th Apr '17 6:43:05 PM MajinAkuma
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** Edo Phoenix was Judai's main rival in the second season and he was the second most important hero in that season, as both of them can ScrewDestiny. However, once the third season started, Edo faided more and more to the background like most other characters. He only appeared for two episodes or something in the fourth season, where he loses to Judai's almost forgotten rival Manjoume. Though, unlike Manjoume, Edo still retains his badassness and doesn't lose that often, and if he does, it's a barely loss.

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** Edo Phoenix was Judai's main rival in the second season and he was the second most important hero in that season, as both of them can ScrewDestiny. However, once the third season started, Edo faided faded more and more to the background like most other characters. He only appeared for two episodes or something in the fourth season, where he loses to Judai's almost forgotten rival Manjoume. Though, unlike Manjoume, Edo still retains his badassness and doesn't lose that often, and if he does, it's a barely loss.
16th Apr '17 6:41:47 PM MajinAkuma
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** Mr. Crocketts has most of his role and appearances cut in the anime, including the briefcase scene and his explanation of Pegasus' plans to the group.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' Jonouchi, Honda, and Anzu don't do anything of note, and Ryou is only important in a flashback.

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** Mr. Crocketts has most of his role and appearances cut in the anime, including the briefcase scene and his explanation of Pegasus' Pegasus's plans to the group.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' Jonouchi, Honda, and Anzu don't do anything of note, and Ryou Bakura is only important in a flashback.
16th Apr '17 6:40:24 PM MajinAkuma
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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.
** 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.

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* Hits [[SeriesMascot Monokuma]] hard in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3''. Due to the anime having a massively different structure to prior instalments installments (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.
** Also Nagito Komaeda basically became this as well despite being a {{Deuteragonist}} in VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' and playing a major role in Video/AbsoluteDespairGirls. ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls''. For the first three episodes of Side: Despair, ''Side: Despair'', he played a very little role and while he gotten got 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 that, but he play played a less major role in the following episodes.
16th Apr '17 6:38:15 PM MajinAkuma
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** Rai/Lee and Yuri/Tala got the luck to be {{The Lancer}}s to Rei/Ray and Kai, respectively. Michael on the other hand got it really hard when he's replaced by Rick, an {{Expy}} to the disappeared Steve and uses a beyblade that looks ''very'' similar to Michael's beyblade from season 1. The old ''PPB All Starz'' members were really pissed when Max and Rick came as the new players to them because they ''knew'' that they would become irrelevant, while those two will be the true stars of the team.
** This is a reason why Max, Rei and Kai left the ''Bladebreakers'' in season 3 because two of them would be DemotedToExtra, while Takao/Tyson would be honored as the sole champion of the next World Championship, even if one of them would be his partner. So they joined different teams to become world champion themselves.

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** Rai/Lee Rai/[[DubNameChange Lee]] and Yuri/Tala Yuri/[[DubNameChange Tala]] got the luck to be {{The Lancer}}s to Rei/Ray Rei/[[DubNameChange Ray]] and Kai, respectively. Michael on the other hand got it really hard when he's replaced by Rick, an {{Expy}} to of the disappeared Steve and he uses a beyblade Beyblade that looks ''very'' similar to Michael's beyblade Beyblade from season 1. The old ''PPB All Starz'' members were really pissed when Max and Rick came as the new players to joined them because they ''knew'' that they would become irrelevant, while those two will be the true stars of the team.
** This is a the reason why Max, Rei and Kai left the ''Bladebreakers'' in season 3 because two of them would be DemotedToExtra, while Takao/Tyson would be honored as the sole champion of the next World Championship, even if one of them would be his partner. So they joined different teams to become world champion themselves.
4th Apr '17 7:43:13 AM Hvedekorn
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* Incredibly in ''Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'', after [[spoiler:the original witch powers disappear, and a new student council is formed]], almost all of the original main cast lose their place in the main cast, with only Yamada, [[spoiler:Miyamura and Odagiri]] staying prominent. Even [[spoiler:Shiraishi, who was nothing less than the female ''protagonist'']], has seemingly been demoted to [[spoiler:just "the hero's girlfriend" which Yamada hangs out with and thinks of now and then]], but otherwise isn't seen much. [[spoiler:Tsubaki and Itou]] have almost disappeared into the background. Of course, this is only a short way into the second part of the story, so it can still change.

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* Incredibly in In ''Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'', after [[spoiler:the original Itou and Tsubaki, and Shiraishi to some degree, get demoted to extras in the second witch powers disappear, war when Yamada and a new Miyamura are student council is formed]], almost all of the original main cast lose their place in the main cast, with only Yamada, [[spoiler:Miyamura and Odagiri]] staying prominent. Even [[spoiler:Shiraishi, who was nothing less than the female ''protagonist'']], has seemingly been demoted to [[spoiler:just "the hero's girlfriend" which members. When Yamada hangs out with and thinks of now and then]], but otherwise isn't seen much. [[spoiler:Tsubaki and Itou]] have almost disappeared into Miyamura return to the background. Of course, this is only a short way into Supernatural Studies Club, the second part of the story, so it can still change.other student council members get demoted.
25th Mar '17 10:58:31 AM nombretomado
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** Jeremiah Gottwald, despite being an EnsembleDarkHorse of the original series, disappears without explanation after surviving his Knightmare Frame's destruction in the ''Nightmare Of Nunnally'' version of the hotel incident. Viletta suffers a similar loss of screentime in ''Nightmare Of Nunnally'', and in the ''Lelouch of the Rebellion'' manga, she doesn't appear until the manga reaches R2's events, resulting in the removal of her relationship with Ougi. Viletta gets demoted again in the NintendoDS RPG, where her plotline with Ohgi is cut, leaving her to disappear for a large part of the Season 1 plot, then return in the final stage as a MiniBoss in Ohgi's route split.

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** Jeremiah Gottwald, despite being an EnsembleDarkHorse of the original series, disappears without explanation after surviving his Knightmare Frame's destruction in the ''Nightmare Of Nunnally'' version of the hotel incident. Viletta suffers a similar loss of screentime in ''Nightmare Of Nunnally'', and in the ''Lelouch of the Rebellion'' manga, she doesn't appear until the manga reaches R2's events, resulting in the removal of her relationship with Ougi. Viletta gets demoted again in the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS RPG, where her plotline with Ohgi is cut, leaving her to disappear for a large part of the Season 1 plot, then return in the final stage as a MiniBoss in Ohgi's route split.



** And then there's the NintendoDS CrossOver game, where both Honoka AND Kaoru and Michiru get DemotedToExtra! Well, fine, Kaoru and Michiru have it ''much'' worse, since they don't even appear (again). Honoka does appear but she's the only one out of the 11 [=PCs=] who [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent never gets to be the main character of a chapter]]. Yes, even her {{Expy}} Mai and {{Sixth Ranger}}s Hikari and Kurumi get to star in one chapter, and Kurumi stars in two. The game's about ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' with the older series tacked in so this is not a surprise, but still.

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** And then there's the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS CrossOver game, where both Honoka AND Kaoru and Michiru get DemotedToExtra! Well, fine, Kaoru and Michiru have it ''much'' worse, since they don't even appear (again). Honoka does appear but she's the only one out of the 11 [=PCs=] who [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent never gets to be the main character of a chapter]]. Yes, even her {{Expy}} Mai and {{Sixth Ranger}}s Hikari and Kurumi get to star in one chapter, and Kurumi stars in two. The game's about ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' with the older series tacked in so this is not a surprise, but still.
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