History DemotedToExtra / WesternAnimation

2nd May '16 5:56:09 AM rafi
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** Hayley, particularly from Season 3 on. Compare her screen time with Francine's, Steve's, or Roger's. Arguably because the show switched from politics driven to character/story emphasis, and her personality wasn't much developed other than as the [[StrawCharacter strawman liberal]]. Starting from Season 9, she's been receiving more focus compared to her screen time from the last few seasons. To the point where in Season 11 she had the 2nd largest number of episodes focused on her after Stan.

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** Hayley, particularly from Season 3 on. Compare her screen time with Francine's, Steve's, or Roger's. Arguably because the show switched from politics driven to character/story emphasis, and her personality wasn't much developed other than as the [[StrawCharacter strawman liberal]].
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Starting from Season 9, she's been receiving more focus compared to her screen time from the last few seasons. To the point where in Season 11 she had the 2nd largest number of episodes focused on her after Stan.
15th Apr '16 1:33:01 PM BatmanKalEl
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** Timmy's LoveInterests have seemingly suffered a similar fate: Trixie hasn't made a single speaking appearance since her voice actress left the show in 2009. Tootie also, besides the live-action movies, hasn't appeared in the series since Season 7.

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** Timmy's LoveInterests have seemingly suffered a similar fate: Trixie hasn't made a single speaking appearance since her voice actress left the show in 2009.after the Seventh Season. Tootie also, besides the live-action movies, hasn't appeared in the series since Season 7.
21st Mar '16 11:01:22 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** Greg & Terry were arguably the only characters from the supporting cast to continue to still have relevance and speaking parts as most of them were shoved to the background, but even they eventually fell victim to this starting in Season 11 after Mike Barker (showrunner, co-creator, and voice of Terry) left the series. So far, Greg has only had three brief speaking cameos while Terry has been completely silent. An upcoming episode has them splitting up meaning that Terry's fate will ultimately end up being PutOnABus.

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** Greg & Terry were arguably the only characters from the supporting cast to continue to still have relevance and speaking parts as most of them were shoved to the background, but even they eventually fell victim to this starting in Season 11 after Mike Barker (showrunner, co-creator, and voice of Terry) left the series. So far, Greg has only had three brief speaking cameos while Eventually, Terry has been completely silent. An upcoming episode has them splitting up meaning that Terry's fate was PutOnABus by dumping Greg in order to go on a 311 tour which will ultimately end up being PutOnABus.likely further decrease the latter's appearances.



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16th Feb '16 2:50:41 PM FF32
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* It seems like Gogo Dodo was originally intended to be a principal character in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''; he gets a fair bit of attention in the SeriesBible, he's one of the characters to be mentioned in the theme song, and he plays fairly large roles in the OriginEpisode and several episodes early in Season One ("Her Wacky Highness", "Sawdust and Toonsil", etc.). In later episodes he's a very minor character.

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* It seems like Gogo Dodo was originally intended to be a principal character in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''; he gets a fair bit of attention in the SeriesBible, he's one of the characters to be mentioned in the theme song, and he plays fairly large roles in the OriginEpisode OriginsEpisode and several episodes early in Season One ("Her Wacky Highness", "Sawdust and Toonsil", etc.). In later episodes he's a very minor character.
16th Feb '16 9:21:48 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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* Hayley from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', particularly from Season 3 on. Compare her screen time with Francine's, Steve's, or Roger's. Arguably because the show switched from politics driven to character/story emphasis, and her personality wasn't much developed other than as the [[StrawCharacter strawman liberal]].
** Starting from Season 9, she's been receiving more focus compared to her screen time from the last few seasons. To the point where in Season 11 she had the 2nd largest number of episodes focused on her after Stan.
* Most of the supporting characters from the first few seasons fell victim to this around the time that the show started phasing out it's political edge (late 2008/early 2009). Characters like Chuck White and Linda Memari haven't had any relevance or speaking parts for at least seven seasons.
* Greg & Terry were arguably the only characters from the supporting cast to continue to still have relevance and speaking parts as most of them were shoved to the background, but even they eventually fell victim to this starting in Season 11 after Mike Barker (showrunner, co-creator, and voice of Terry) left the series. So far, Greg has only had three brief speaking cameos while Terry has been completely silent. An upcoming episode has them splitting up meaning that Terry's fate will ultimately end up being PutOnABus.

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* Hayley from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** Hayley,
particularly from Season 3 on. Compare her screen time with Francine's, Steve's, or Roger's. Arguably because the show switched from politics driven to character/story emphasis, and her personality wasn't much developed other than as the [[StrawCharacter strawman liberal]].
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liberal]]. Starting from Season 9, she's been receiving more focus compared to her screen time from the last few seasons. To the point where in Season 11 she had the 2nd largest number of episodes focused on her after Stan.
* ** Most of the supporting characters from the first few seasons fell victim to this around the time that the show started phasing out it's political edge (late 2008/early 2009). Characters like Chuck White and Linda Memari haven't had any relevance or speaking parts for at least seven seasons.
* ** Greg & Terry were arguably the only characters from the supporting cast to continue to still have relevance and speaking parts as most of them were shoved to the background, but even they eventually fell victim to this starting in Season 11 after Mike Barker (showrunner, co-creator, and voice of Terry) left the series. So far, Greg has only had three brief speaking cameos while Terry has been completely silent. An upcoming episode has them splitting up meaning that Terry's fate will ultimately end up being PutOnABus.
16th Feb '16 9:03:54 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** Starting from Season 9, she's been receiving more focus compared to her screen time from the last few seasons. Season 11 so far has had more episodes focused on her than ''Stan''!

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** Starting from Season 9, she's been receiving more focus compared to her screen time from the last few seasons. To the point where in Season 11 so far has she had more the 2nd largest number of episodes focused on her than ''Stan''!after Stan.
* Most of the supporting characters from the first few seasons fell victim to this around the time that the show started phasing out it's political edge (late 2008/early 2009). Characters like Chuck White and Linda Memari haven't had any relevance or speaking parts for at least seven seasons.
* Greg & Terry were arguably the only characters from the supporting cast to continue to still have relevance and speaking parts as most of them were shoved to the background, but even they eventually fell victim to this starting in Season 11 after Mike Barker (showrunner, co-creator, and voice of Terry) left the series. So far, Greg has only had three brief speaking cameos while Terry has been completely silent. An upcoming episode has them splitting up meaning that Terry's fate will ultimately end up being PutOnABus.
3rd Feb '16 8:21:29 PM RAMChYLD
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* ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'' promptly stripped Tenderheart Bear off his status as the leader of the Franchise/CareBears and gave it to Cheer Bear. Tenderheart even received the least toys during that era of the franchise. Understandably this was one of the contributing factors to the broken base of the show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'' promptly stripped Tenderheart Bear off his status as the leader of the Franchise/CareBears and gave it to Cheer Bear. Tenderheart even received the least toys during that era of the franchise. Understandably this was one of the contributing factors to the broken base of the show. Another character that was demoted to extra was Good Luck Bear, who appeared only in background in the show, which somehow led some fans to hate Oopsy Bear because they somehow believed that Oopsy replaced Good Luck.
3rd Feb '16 7:43:52 PM RAMChYLD
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* WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot promptly stripped Tenderheart Bear off his status as the leader of the Care Bears and gave it to Cheer Bear. Tenderheart even received the least toys during that era of the franchise. Understandably this was one of the contributing factors to the broken base of the show.

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* WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'' promptly stripped Tenderheart Bear off his status as the leader of the Care Bears Franchise/CareBears and gave it to Cheer Bear. Tenderheart even received the least toys during that era of the franchise. Understandably this was one of the contributing factors to the broken base of the show.
3rd Feb '16 7:43:14 PM RAMChYLD
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* WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot promptly stripped Tenderheart Bear off his status as the leader of the Care Bears and gave it to Cheer Bear. Tenderheart even received the least toys during that era of the franchise. Understandably this was one of the contributing factors to the broken base of the show.
30th Jan '16 3:41:34 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] went from one of the core team members in the first season to a minor character that only appeared in about three or four episodes of the second (to be fair, Hank had to deal with personal problems).

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] went from one of the core team members in the first season to a minor character that only appeared in about three or four episodes of the second (to be fair, Hank had to deal with personal problems).
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