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9th Feb '16 8:20:38 AM dsneybuf
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** Ultron first appeared in episode 5 as an innocent prison guard. As the first season progressed, he gradually entered the foreground while obtaining the knowledge that would turn him into the KillerRobot Marvel fans know and love. He finally turned against the Avengers in episodes 22 and 23, performing such feats as possessing Iron Man's armor, seemingly killing [[spoiler:Thor]], and using stolen nuclear missile codes to try and wipe out all "flawed" life on Earth. Even though the Avengers defeated him in only two episodes, an unofficial [[http://www.medinnus.com/AEMH/poll.html poll]] deemed him the most popular villain by a longshot. ** Mockingbird has become regarded by fans as a fun character. There's a significantly vocal group who wished she became part of the New Avengers. The choice to give her a bigger role in the Secret Invasion arc was actually thanks to Chris Yost noticing the positive reception she got.
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** Ultron first appeared in episode 5 as an innocent prison guard. As the first season progressed, he gradually entered the foreground while obtaining the knowledge that would turn him into the KillerRobot Marvel fans know and love. He finally turned against the Avengers in episodes 22 and 23, performing such feats as possessing Iron Man's armor, seemingly killing [[spoiler:Thor]], and using stolen nuclear missile codes to try and wipe out all "flawed" life on Earth. Even though The next season, he unexpectedly came back, upgraded his body, and replaced most of the Avengers defeated him in with ruthless robot duplicates. Even though Ultron ultimately only acted evil in two episodes, episodes each season, an unofficial [[http://www.medinnus.com/AEMH/poll.html poll]] deemed him the most popular villain by a longshot. ** Mockingbird has become regarded by fans as a fun character.character, despite only making three appearances under that alias. There's a significantly vocal group who wished she became part of the New Avengers. The choice to give her a bigger role in the Secret Invasion arc was actually thanks to Chris Yost noticing the positive reception she got.
9th Feb '16 8:16:06 AM dsneybuf
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** On the villainous side Grim Reaper won over a lot of the fanbase with his debut appearance- a big [[Awesome/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Moment of Awesome]] breakout. While callous, he's also an AdaptationalBadass and CreepyAwesome, unlike his comic version. Who was pretty lame.
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** On the villainous side side, Grim Reaper won over a lot of the fanbase with his debut appearance- a big [[Awesome/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Moment of Awesome]] breakout. While callous, he's also an AdaptationalBadass and CreepyAwesome, unlike his comic version. Who was pretty lame.

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** On the villainous side Grim Reaper won over Mockingbird has become regarded by fans as a lot fun character. There's a significantly vocal group who wished she became part of the fanbase with his debut appearance- New Avengers. The choice to give her a big [[Awesome/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Moment of Awesome]] breakout. While callous, he's also an AdaptationalBadass and CreepyAwesome, unlike his comic version. Who bigger role in the Secret Invasion arc was pretty lame. actually thanks to Chris Yost noticing the positive reception she got.
4th Feb '16 4:52:30 PM endplanetstvt
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* 21 and 24 (but especially 21 now) from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' They started off as nameless henchmen (numberless, too in the first episodes) to have more air time than the Monarch himself. In the latest season, 21, after he TookALevelInBadass, could arguably be called the leader of the Monarchs. The other henchmen refer to him a General 21. He is even putting the moves on Dr. Misses the Monarch, whom he has always crushed on.
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* 21 and 24 (but especially 21 now) from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has so many ensemble darkhorses that its hard to qualify. Minor characters re-appear as medium character, part of a team or full blown important characters. **21 and 24 (but especially 21 now) are the best example. They started off as nameless henchmen (numberless, too in the first episodes) to have more air time than the Monarch himself. In the latest season, 21, after he TookALevelInBadass, could arguably be called the leader of the Monarchs. The other henchmen refer to him a General 21. He is even putting the moves on Dr. Misses the Monarch, whom he has always crushed on.on. **Dr. Girlfriend started off as a minor character [[spoiler:''who eventually became a primary character and may have more screentime than The Monarch'']] ** Sergent Hatred and Monstroso ares first introduced as just a name along with other generically named villains before [[spoiler:''becoming Dr. Venture's Body Guard and primary antagonists respectively.'']] ** Baron Von Underbite, Scott Hall and Radical Left were medium, minor and cameo characters respectively who [[spoiler:''become part of The Revenge Society who play a major part in the plot'']] ** Scott Hall was a basic yet competent minion who [[spoiler:''eventually became a powerful super villain who killed dozens of heroes and villains and then joined The Revenge Society.'']] ** Shore Leave and Sky Pilot were first shown as OSI agents briefly in a flashback alongside several other OSI agents, and then becoming minor characters for an episode who help Brock escape assassins. And then Shore Leave becomes a relatively important [[spoiler:''Sphinx'']] agent alongside Brock and Sky Pilot [[spoiler:''turns out to have been an important mole all along.'']] ** Sphinx and a few of its members appeared in a brief flashback before the good guys revive Sphinx [[spoiler:''to hunt down bad guys and a few former Sphinx operatives get an entire episode dedicated to them.'']] ** The OSI and The Guild of Calamitous Intent were originally unknown to everyone in the cast and were super secretive organizations only heard of in whispers. ** The Sea Captain was a one episode villain that is now a reoccurring minor character. ** The Investors, Cardholder and Doe, and Molotov Cocktease all start off as memorable characters in their own right but become absolutely vital characters that entire season/series plotlines revolve around.
25th Jan '16 8:37:49 PM dinohunterpat
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** Doctor Doom has gained strong for being [[TheChessmaster Doctor]] ''[[MagnificentBastard Friggin']]'' [[LargeHam Doom]] as voiced by a reallly hammy and scenary-chewing Creator/MauriceLaMarche.
11th Jan '16 7:10:10 AM redandready45
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** The show's portrayal of Ann Coulter as a shit-talking party girl who acts conservative to sell books is also pretty popular.
8th Jan '16 6:46:02 AM CCIB
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** Blue and Yellow Diamond's [[spoiler: Pearls]]. They've only appeared on screen for about a minute, combined, and one of them doesn't even talk, but they amassed loads of fanart soon after their debuts.
30th Dec '15 6:56:22 PM Wkenneth334
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The Simpsons have their own page of this trope, why don't anybody else understand that?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ** Apu is a good example of recurring Ensemble Darkhorse. First he started out as the typical Indian cashier, and then he got a few episodes centered around him. For CharacterDevelopment, he even got a wife and eight children. He might also act as the Simpsons' SixthRanger, as seen in ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun''. ** Milhouse, even before his [[MemeticMutation memehood was disputed]]. ** [[TheDitz Ralph Wiggum]] became this after he [[TookALevelInDumbass transformed from an average kid to the show's village idiot]]. ** Sideshow Bob. Originally he was going to be a one-shot villain, but has kept coming back. He has been voted the 66th greatest villain of all time. It helps that Kelsey Grammer is his voice actor. The writers even wanted him to be included one episode every season, but even they could not come up with reasons for him to show up all the time. ** A popular one-time character is Linguo, Lisa's GrammarNazi robot from "Trilogy of Error." ** Also Hank Scorpio, a one-off character who was a [[{{Supervillain}} Bond villain]] whose gimmick was [[AffablyEvil caring greatly for his employees]]. ** Both Troy [=McClure=] and Lionel Hutz - voiced by the late Creator/PhilHartman - deserve a mention as well, especially the former - before Hartman's death, there were talks about a potential live action film featuring the character. It can't be ''just'' a coincidence that the retirement of both characters coincides with the point in the show's history when it developed a BrokenBase. ** Bleeding Gums Murphy only had a major role in two episodes and a number of background appearances in-between these before his character's death, but his role as a kindred spirit and mentor to Lisa is fondly remembered by older fans of the show (especially those who watched the first season). His death was one of the show's truest TearJerker episodes. ** Professor Frink was introduced as a wacky MadScientist character who wanted funding for his death ray--which Grandpa Simpson talked him out of developing without even trying. He quickly became a regular character. He even had a website dedicated to him before FOX had it removed. ** Disco Stu was originally just a one-shot character meant as a joke. Homer was selling a custom-made rhinestone jacket at a yard sale that said "Disco Stu" on the back. When Marge asked who it was, Homer replies "Well, it was supposed to say 'Disco Stud' but I ran out of space." He's since made several appearances. ** The same goes for Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel and Gerald Sampson, the baby with one eyebrow. ** The late Frank Grimes appeared in only one episode and yet is one of the most memorable Simpsons characters ever. ** Groundskeeper Willie has priceless moments. He appears fairly regularly, but he had to wait till the 17th season to have an episode which would focus on him. ** Lenny, for being a regular ButtMonkey, his obsession with Carl, and often bizarre quirks. ** CrazyCatLady for the win! It's amazing what you can do with what is basically an exaggerated character stereotype. ** Out of any one-timer children, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Allison Taylor]] and [[BitchInSheepsClothing Jessica Lovejoy]] are possibly tied for having the most fans. ** Smithers has gained quite a bit of popularity for some time now due to traits including being considered the perfect way to complete Burns and his arguably adorkable vibe.
22nd Dec '15 8:40:01 AM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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** Demongo got a pretty big fan base as well (despite only appearing in one episode), enough to even get him a profile on Cartoon Network's site at one point in their old shows archive. He also makes an appearance on the game ''VideoGame/FusionFall'' ** X9. His episode was an excellent noir episode, and he had an excellent 1920's mobster theme. [[spoiler: Shame he was forced to go against Jack... which only meant one thing]].
12th Dec '15 9:50:07 AM BigBertha
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** Noah is incredibly popular with the fandom despite being one of the most minor contestants in the series (he was booted off third in the first season, wasn't even a contestant in the second, and got kicked out half-way in the third). His status is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Chris, who introduces him and Cody as "returning favorites" in the first episode of ''World Tour''.
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** Noah is incredibly popular with the fandom despite being one of the most minor contestants in the series (he was booted off third in the first season, wasn't even a contestant in the second, and got kicked out half-way in the third). His status is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Chris, who introduces him and Cody as "returning favorites" in the first episode of ''World Tour''. He finally got a major romantic plotline in the spinoff series ''The Ridonculous Race''.
16th Nov '15 7:22:19 PM thetoonamirose
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* ''EnsembleDarhorse/TheSimpsons''
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