History DemotedToExtra / WesternAnimation

10th Mar '17 11:57:54 AM avon
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*** Many G1 characters survived the events of The Movie but were gently pushed to the background for marketing purposes. Hasbro wanted the series to showcase their 1986 additions to the toyline. Most of the car-based autobots (such as Cliffjumper, Prowl, and Bluestreak) were rarely seen in the 1986-87 season.
25th Feb '17 8:25:11 AM RAS310
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* Mort from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''. He and his mortuary business play a crucial role in the first episode of the series, and he even has his own episode titled "Weekend at Mort's" in the first season. He was considered one of the Belchers' best customers and a friend of the family. Together, Mort and Teddy were a straight example of ThoseTwoGuys in the first three seasons or so. After that point, Mort's appearances were heavily reduced, and several of his appearances have little to no lines. In Season 6, he only had speaking roles in four episodes, and still has yet to appear at all in the current seventh season. However, Teddy continues to appear in almost every episode.
** In "Easy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercial", Mort appears in two scenes and is even acknowledged by Teddy at one point, but still does not have any lines for the whole episode.
** Mort is also the Belchers' next door neighbor. Despite this, they almost-always ask Teddy for impromptu assistance with something at home instead. In "Christmas in the Car", Bob calls Teddy and asks him to go to their kitchen and turn off the oven since they won't be home in time, even though it would have made more sense to have Mort do it since Teddy lives at least a block or so away.
22nd Feb '17 8:57:28 PM ultimomant
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', [[ThoseTwoGuys Alfonso and Ferguson]] mostly appear in the background and don't get much lines in Season 2. In "Collateral Damage", Star even commented that she hadn't talked to the two all year.
1st Feb '17 5:50:26 PM Gamemaniac92711
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** Secret, when compared to [[{{ComicBook/YoungJustice}} the comic]]. In that, she's a member of the team. In the show, she is present in only one episode and is limited to PokemonSpeak.
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.
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