History DemotedToExtra / LiveActionTV

12th Oct '17 2:45:30 PM jmparker78
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4th Oct '17 4:53:54 PM Delphi
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** There have been two times (Dino Thunder and Ninja Storm) where the BigBad from the Sentai doesn't show up at all, until the finale when their giant form gets used for the villain's Megazord.
22nd Sep '17 8:21:53 AM elemt
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* [[invoked]] ''TheGoodPlace:'' In the the second season Vicky ([[spoiler: the demon whose character was Real Eleanor]]) is disappointed at having been reduced from a starring player to running a pizza joint in the background, trying to make her role more memorable by affecting a nonsensical limp and inventing a background as circus performer. She's not mollified when told she'll have a juicy plotline in eighty years.

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* [[invoked]] ''TheGoodPlace:'' ''Series/TheGoodPlace:'' In the the second season Vicky ([[spoiler: the demon whose character was Real Eleanor]]) is disappointed at having been reduced from a starring player to running a pizza joint in the background, trying to make her role more memorable by affecting a nonsensical limp and inventing a background as circus performer. She's not mollified when told she'll have a juicy plotline in eighty years.
21st Sep '17 8:36:20 PM elemt
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* [[invoked]] ''TheGoodPlace:'' In the the second season Vicky ([[spoiler: the demon whose character was Real Eleanor]]) is disappointed at having been reduced from a starring player to running a pizza joint in the background, trying to make her role more memorable by affecting a nonsensical limp and inventing a background as circus performer. She's not mollified when told she'll have a juicy plotline in eighty years.
28th Aug '17 11:13:35 PM Delphi
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** A multi-series example: Power Rangers seasons are usually 10-12 episodes shorter than Super Sentai seasons, so some of the later seasons have one episode where all the unused Sentai monsters attack the heroes at once in one big fight scene. Or to just get fed to the Battilizer.
13th Aug '17 10:25:08 PM Dibol
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* ''Series/StrikeBack'' had first season leading actor Creator/RichardArmitage demoted to extra by the time season 2 Project Dawn has been created. This demotion is justified since Armitage was [[RealLifeWritesThePlot already involved with filming]] ''Film/TheHobbit'' when Project Dawn was announced. Due to the filming demands of The Hobbit requiring Armitage's full attention, his character John Porter was [[McLeaned]] in order to facilitate Armitage's exit from the show.

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* ''Series/StrikeBack'' had first season leading actor Creator/RichardArmitage demoted to extra by the time season 2 Project Dawn has been created. This demotion is justified since Armitage was [[RealLifeWritesThePlot already involved with filming]] ''Film/TheHobbit'' when Project Dawn was announced. Due to the filming demands of The Hobbit requiring Armitage's full attention, his character John Porter was [[McLeaned]] McLeaned in order to facilitate Armitage's exit from the show.
13th Aug '17 10:23:52 PM Dibol
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* ''Series/StrikeBack'' had first season leading actor Creator/RichardArmitage demoted to extra by the time season 2 Project Dawn has been created. This demotion is justified since Armitage was [[RealLifeWritesThePlot already involved with filming]] ''Film/TheHobbit'' when Project Dawn was announced. Due to the filming demands of The Hobbit requiring Armitage's full attention, his character John Porter was [[McLeaned]] in order to facilitate Armitage's exit from the show.
27th Jul '17 1:57:50 PM randomguy399
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** Jake, starting with Season 10, when he left to join the military and only appeared sporadically. Even before that, his role slowly started to diminish. By season 11, he has officially left the show entirely.
** Evelyn only appeared in one episode in season 10, and four in season 11.
** Judith started to become this in Season 9, although now she has officially been PutOnABus.
** With Charlie dead, it's very unlikely that Rose will ever play a major role in the series again, although it has been shown that she is now stalking Walden.

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** Jake, starting with Season 10, when he left to join the military and only appeared sporadically. Even before that, his role slowly started to diminish. By season Season 11, he has officially left the show entirely.
** Evelyn only appeared in one episode in season Season 10, and four in season 11.
Season 11. She gets more screentime in Season 12, though not as much in earlier seasons.
** Judith started to become this in Season 9, although now she has before being officially been PutOnABus.
** With Charlie dead, it's very unlikely that Rose will ever play a major role in the series again, although it has been shown that she is now stalking Walden.
PutOnABus.
31st May '17 5:01:01 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** From a ''Series/SuperSentai'' standpoint, the respective {{Big Bad}}s of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' and ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'', Dai Satan and Shadam, were both reduced to being a simple MonsterOfTheWeek for Rita and Lord Zedd (although Dai Satan's counterpart, Lokar, at least had a slightly significant role, being an integral part of Rita's schemes in two separate two-part episodes).

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** From a ''Series/SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' standpoint, the respective {{Big Bad}}s of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' and ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'', Dai Satan and Shadam, were both reduced to being a simple MonsterOfTheWeek for Rita and Lord Zedd (although Dai Satan's counterpart, Lokar, at least had a slightly significant role, being an integral part of Rita's schemes in two separate two-part episodes).
11th Apr '17 6:18:23 PM NightShade96
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!!TV series with their own pages
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* ''DemotedToExtra/GameOfThrones''
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The show has a terrible habit of promoting recurring characters to the opening titles, but then giving them less to do, or simply giving less to regulars with each passing season. Among them:
*** Jaime "Kingslayer" Lannister appeared in only four episodes of Season 2, but was billed third for all of them. This was due to his being a prisoner of the Starks. Once he was free, he became a dominant character in Seasons 3 and 4.
*** Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish was a very major part of Season 1, and appropriately billed as a regular for it. He was also billed as a regular for the following seasons, despite appearing in fewer episodes each season.
*** Theon Greyjoy, after being a pretty major part of Seasons 1 and 2, spent all of Season 3 basically just being tortured, and only appeared three times in Season 4.
*** The characters of Varys, Lord Commander Mormont, Ramsay and Gilly are glaring examples of characters added to the opening titles only to appear in fewer episodes than previous seasons when they were just guest stars. They, along with a few others, appeared in fewer episodes than characters who still were credited as guest stars.
** The Dothraki were important enough to have a ConLang in Seasons 1 and 2, but are reduced to the background in Season 3 and are largely invisible in Season 4. In season 5 they vanished entirely.
** In contrast to being a major viewpoint in the books (Robb's storyline is seen entirely from her point of view), Catelyn increasingly becomes a supporting character to Robb's AdaptationExpansion romance with Talisa, particularly in Season 3. This continues post-Season 3: In the books, Catelyn is revived by Beric Dondarrion and becomes the leader of the Brotherhood without Banners as the vengeful Lady Stoneheart, but that entire subplot has been AdaptedOut.
** Tommen and Myrcella were demoted in early seasons (including extended absences after Season 2) but appear to be ascending in later seasons with Tommen recast for Season 4 and Myrcella recast for Season 5.
** The secondary characters of the Kingsguard are mostly rolled into the CompositeCharacter Meryn Trant. Bronn even lampshades this when he refers to one of them as "Ser Whosit of Whocares?"
** Except for Loras and Brienne, Renly's Kingsguard is the same. This is most evident when Brienne is totally unfazed by killing two of them, an act that haunts the doer in the novels. Their names were Emmon Cuy and Robar Royce, incidentally.
** Ser Dontos Hollard plays a much more prominent role in Sansa's storyline in the second and third books than he does in the same period of the series.
** Ygritte's AdaptationExpansion in Season 2 comes at the expense of Qhorin Halfhand.
** In "Blackwater", the extra who acts as Stannis' number two aboard his flagship is credited as Ser Imry Florent, the admiral who led Stannis' fleet into Tyrion's trap in the novels.
** Subverted with Stannis' wife Selyse, who is portrayed by an extra in "The North Remembers" and promptly forgotten, but becomes an actual part of the cast in Season 3.
** House Greyjoy plays a more negligible role in the War of Five Kings, particularly after the Sack of Winterfell. For instance, Robb's first priority in the novels after the Battle of Blackwater was to drive the Greyjoys out of the North rather than to besiege Casterly Rock.
** House Tyrell's importance drops off exponentially in the second half of Season 4. After Margaery's midnight visit to Tommen's bedchamber, the entire family is reduced to background characters for the rest of the season. Loras Tyrell in particular has only a few lines in "The Lion and the Rose" even before that.
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