History DemotedToExtra / WesternAnimation

11th Jan '17 1:01:00 AM Dghcrh
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** Also, Raimundo. In [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown the original series]] he was one of the characters with the most focus due to his CharacterDevelopment and eventually became the leader. In the new series he has a significantly less important role and is pretty much used just for comic relief. He gets only ''one'' spotlight episode and he's the only monk who was ''never'' challenged to an individual showdown. The fact that the writers completely forgot the fact that he became the leader doesn't help, either.

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** Also, Raimundo. In [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown the original series]] he was one of the characters with the most focus due to his CharacterDevelopment and eventually became [[spoiler:became the leader.leader]]. In the new series he has a significantly less important role and is pretty much used just for comic relief. He gets only ''one'' spotlight episode and he's the only monk who was ''never'' challenged to an individual showdown. The fact that the writers completely [[spoiler:completely forgot the fact that he became the leader leader]] doesn't help, either.
11th Jan '17 12:55:47 AM Dghcrh
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**Also, Raimundo. In [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown the original series]] he was one of the characters with the most focus due to his CharacterDevelopment and eventually became the leader. In the new series he has a significantly less important role and is pretty much used just for comic relief. He gets only ''one'' spotlight episode and he's the only monk who was ''never'' challenged to an individual showdown. The fact that the writers completely forgot the fact that he became the leader doesn't help, either.
14th Dec '16 1:42:26 PM Rubber_Lotus
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** Clay suffered from this pretty bad on [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown the original show]] - out of the four Dragons, he always had the fewest spotlight episodes, and got absolutely ''none'' in the third and last season. One poster from the (now-defunct) old Tv.com forums quipped, "Oh, Clay was in this season?".
14th Dec '16 1:36:03 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* In general, a ''lot'' of superhero shows will inflict at least a mild form of this on the RoguesGallery, as villains who carried whole episodes by themselves in early appearances are reduced to VillainTeamUp or LegionOfDoom stories in later ones, and non-speaking cameos in later ones still (usually with a hefty does of VillainDecay in the process). See below for specific instances.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''
** Virtually every villain (except for Joker, Penguin, and arguably [[spoiler:Hugo Strange]]) got hit with this in later seasons - some (like Killer Croc) being reduced to bit players right after their ''debut'' episodes. Arguably reached its nadir in "Rumors", where the new VillainOfTheWeek captures ''the entire rogues gallery'' without much trouble, and when they later escape and attack Batman and Robin ''en masse'', all of them get taken out in a matter of minutes.
12th Dec '16 3:42:16 PM kablammin45
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'''s [[TheMovie movie]], Phoebe Hyerdahl only gets one line, and the only memorable thing she does in it is run into some newsguy's camera. (For that matter, none of the minor recurring characters, except [[StalkerWithACrush Brainy]], get any credit.) The movie that Craig ''didn't'' get to make supposedly would have re-dressed the balance. According to [[http://heyarnold.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jungle_Movie this Wikia article]], the [[OutOfFocus much-ignored]] Nadine would have finally gotten some screentime in it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'''s [[TheMovie movie]], Phoebe Hyerdahl only gets one line, and the only memorable thing she does in it is run into some newsguy's camera. (For For that matter, none of the minor recurring characters, except [[StalkerWithACrush Brainy]], get any credit.) The movie that Craig ''didn't'' get credit. Fortunately, ''The Jungle Movie'' seeks to make supposedly would have re-dressed address this and give the balance.other characters an ample amount of screen-time along with the main characters. According to [[http://heyarnold.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jungle_Movie this Wikia article]], article]] made before the movie was UnCancelled, the [[OutOfFocus much-ignored]] Nadine would have will finally gotten some receive significant screentime in it.
10th Dec '16 11:55:44 AM swampertman
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* In ''Total Drama Action'', the second season of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', Ezekiel, Eva, Noah, Katie, Tyler, Cody and Sadie were reduced to this (though arguably Ezekiel was barely more than an extra to begin with.)
** In ''World Tour'', four of those characters (Ezekiel, Noah, Tyler, and Cody) came back, but Geoff, Trent, Justin, and Beth, the previous season's runner up, were demoted in their place. And then of course Eva, Katie, and Sadie were not saved from this status.
** In ''Revenge of the Island'', Noah, Katie, Sadie, Courtney, Trent, Harold, Leshawna, Cody, Sierra, Alejandro, Beth, Justin, Eva, and Geoff were the only members of the original cast who didn't get individual cameos appearances after the first episode.

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* In ''Total Drama Action'', the second season of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', Ezekiel, Eva, Noah, Katie, Tyler, Cody and Sadie were reduced to this (though arguably Ezekiel was barely more than an extra to begin with.)
** In ''World Tour'', four
only a certain amount of those characters (Ezekiel, Noah, Tyler, and Cody) came back, but Geoff, Trent, Justin, and Beth, the previous season's runner up, were demoted get to compete in their place. And then of course Eva, Katie, and Sadie were not saved from this status.
** In ''Revenge of the Island'', Noah, Katie, Sadie, Courtney, Trent, Harold, Leshawna, Cody, Sierra, Alejandro, Beth, Justin, Eva, and Geoff were the only members of the original cast
each season, making any characters who didn't get individual cameos don't qualify limited to cameo appearances after for the first episode.duration of the season. And from ''Total Drama: All Stars'' onwards, some of these characters don't appear in any capacity.
1st Dec '16 10:02:14 AM JoeMerl
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** Timmy was a major BreakoutCharacter, who gained a lot of media attention for being a positive portrayal of a handicapped person that still managed to avoid being InspirationallyDisadvantaged. After a couple of seasons, he was shoved into the background, and now rarely does anything of note.

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** Timmy was a major BreakoutCharacter, who gained a lot of media attention for being a positive portrayal of a handicapped person that still managed to avoid being InspirationallyDisadvantaged. After a couple of seasons, However, he was shoved into suffered this fate after the background, introduction of Jimmy, another disabled character who can actually speak more than a few words (even if he [[SpeechImpediment can't speak that well]]).
** The switch to season-long arcs from season 19 on has had an interesting effect on this trope: demoted characters can get a lot of screentime if they're important to said arc, but other characters get demoted to replace them. Season 19 gave prominent attention to Barbrady, Principal Victoria
and now rarely does anything Tweek (and even gave a small part to Jimbo and Ned), but Stan and Kenny were sidelined. The two were demoted even further in season 20 (Kenny hasn't had a ''single line'' all season or even appeared with the group much), while Gerald and ''Heidi Turner'' of note.all people are {{Ascended Extra}}s.
23rd Sep '16 3:55:33 PM LaptopGuy
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** While the Crimson Chin isn't nearly as prominent in later episodes as he's been earlier in the series' run, he hasn't suffered the fate as much as Timmy's ''other'' favorite superhero, Crash Nebula.
23rd Sep '16 3:50:55 PM LaptopGuy
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** Timmy Turner's best friends, Chester and A.J. In the beginning, both of the boys were major characters with early episodes that centered on Timmy's friendship with these two; since Season 7 onward they appear very sporadically, often in non-speaking roles. A.J. seems to have suffered worse from this trope.

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** Timmy Turner's best friends, Chester and A.J. In the beginning, both of the boys were major characters with early episodes that centered on Timmy's friendship with these two; two (such as "Sleep Over and Over", "Foul Ball", and "Smarty Pants"); since Season 7 onward they appear very sporadically, often in non-speaking roles. A.J. seems to have suffered worse from this trope.


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** Pretty much every character introduced before the series' cancellation aside from Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda, Timmy's parents, Jorgen, and Mr. Crocker appear sparingly after the un-cancellation.
19th Sep '16 12:15:06 AM MisterCPC
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** Diamond Tiara was a recurring nemesis of the Cutie Mark Crusaders for the first five seasons, usually appearing in at least a few episodes each season. After [[spoiler:her HeelFaceTurn]] in [[WhamEpisode Crusaders of the Lost Mark]] she has been reduced to only making a few silent cameos during the sixth season.

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** Diamond Tiara was a recurring nemesis of the Cutie Mark Crusaders for the first five seasons, usually appearing in at least a few episodes each season. After [[spoiler:her HeelFaceTurn]] in [[WhamEpisode Crusaders of the Lost Mark]] she has been reduced to only making a few silent cameos during the sixth season. Her friend and cohort Silver Spoon likewise showed up for only a few seconds total in one episode.
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