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17th Jan '17 11:00:27 PM Galacton
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** Luigi is usually Player Two or absent completely, but there's a bunch of games that give him the spotlight:
*** His first was in the educational game ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing''.
*** ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' gave him a starring role as the PlayerCharacter.
*** All three of the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons had an episode starring him. One of them ("Life's Ruff") didn't even have Mario or any other main characters besides Hip and Hop Koopa appear.

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** Luigi is usually Player Two or absent completely, but there's a bunch of games that give him he's actually been the spotlight:
main character quite a few times:
*** His The first was in the an educational game ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing''.
*** ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' gave him a his first canonical starring role as the PlayerCharacter.
Main Character.
*** All three In observance of [[MilestoneCelebration the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons had an episode starring him. One of them ("Life's Ruff") didn't even have 30th anniversary of]] [[VideoGame/MarioBros Luigi's debut]], Creator/SatoruIwata himself put on a Luigi cap and declared 2013 TheYearOfLuigi. In this year, a sequel to the original ''Luigi's Mansion'' (''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon''), [[VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU Luigi-centered DLC]] for ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'', and [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam a fourth Mario or any other main characters besides Hip and Hop Koopa appear.Luigi title]] centered around commanding an army of Luigis were released.



*** In observance of [[MilestoneCelebration the 30th anniversary of]] [[VideoGame/MarioBros Luigi's debut]], Creator/SatoruIwata himself put on a Luigi cap and declared 2013 TheYearOfLuigi. In this year, ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam the fourth Mario and Luigi title]] ''and'' the [[VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU Luigi-centered DLC]] for ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' were released.
** Peach gets one in ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach''.
** [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi]] and VideoGame/{{Wario|Land}} have their own series. Wario has even branched out into the [[VideoGame/WarioWare minigames business]].
** Donkey Kong has his own popular series of games: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''.
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' is this for his sidekick, Diddy Kong ([[EvenBetterSequel it's also the most popular game in the series]]). And Diddy Kong gets another DayInTheLimelight with ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''.
** Diddy's sidekick, Dixie Kong, got her own day in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''.

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*** In observance of [[MilestoneCelebration the 30th anniversary of]] [[VideoGame/MarioBros Luigi's debut]], Creator/SatoruIwata himself put on a Luigi cap and declared 2013 TheYearOfLuigi. In this year, ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam the fourth Mario and Luigi title]] ''and'' the [[VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU Luigi-centered DLC]] for ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' were released.
** Peach gets one in ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach''.
** [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi]]
''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach''. Where she get's to turn the tables and VideoGame/{{Wario|Land}} have their rescue Mario and Luigi from Bowser.
** Yoshi spun off into his
own series. series starting with ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland''.
**
Wario actually has even branched out into ''two'' spinoff franchises starring him; the [[VideoGame/WarioWare minigames business]].
''VideoGame/{{Wario|Land}}'' series and the ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' series.
** After getting tired of throwing barrels at plumbers, Donkey Kong has his own popular series of games: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''.
branched off into the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' series.
** In turn ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' is this for stars his sidekick, Diddy Kong ([[EvenBetterSequel it's also often considered the most popular game in the series]]). And Diddy Kong gets got another DayInTheLimelight with ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''.
** Diddy's sidekick, Dixie Kong, got her own day game in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''.


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* All three of the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons had an episode starring Luigi. One of them ("Life's Ruff") didn't even have Mario or any other main characters besides Hip and Hop Koopa appear.
15th Jan '17 6:26:22 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'':
** Episode 4 focuses on the sidekick group of GIR, Phil, Minimoose, and MIMI.
** Episode 10 focuses almost exclusively on Tenn, acting as a springboard to introduce her into the main story.
7th Jan '17 9:48:22 PM Doug86
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* The fourth season of ''ArrestedDevelopment'' takes this trope and runs with it, with each episode being a Day in the Limelight for a specific character, so that each of the nine leads receives one or two in the fifteen-episode run. They even get their own slight variation on the main titles and opening music, with each character represented by an instrument that plays over the original score for their episodes, and with the other characters introduced according to their relationship with that episode's lead (in the original three seasons, it was always everyone else's relation to Michael). This was partly due to budgetary and scheduling reasons: since the series had been UnCancelled by Netflix seven years after the original run ended, most of the actors were committed to other projects and resurrecting ''Arrested'' was more of a labour of love, meaning it had to be filmed whenever the leads were available. This was most noticeable in Buster's story line: due to Tony Hale's lead role on ''Series/{{Veep}}'' being quite time-intensive, Buster only shares a few key scenes with other members of the family, and is mainly shown in a conveniently separate story line that focuses on his army career.

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* The fourth season of ''ArrestedDevelopment'' ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' takes this trope and runs with it, with each episode being a Day in the Limelight for a specific character, so that each of the nine leads receives one or two in the fifteen-episode run. They even get their own slight variation on the main titles and opening music, with each character represented by an instrument that plays over the original score for their episodes, and with the other characters introduced according to their relationship with that episode's lead (in the original three seasons, it was always everyone else's relation to Michael). This was partly due to budgetary and scheduling reasons: since the series had been UnCancelled by Netflix seven years after the original run ended, most of the actors were committed to other projects and resurrecting ''Arrested'' was more of a labour of love, meaning it had to be filmed whenever the leads were available. This was most noticeable in Buster's story line: due to Tony Hale's lead role on ''Series/{{Veep}}'' being quite time-intensive, Buster only shares a few key scenes with other members of the family, and is mainly shown in a conveniently separate story line that focuses on his army career.
1st Jan '17 6:36:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in the ''Series/AmericanGothic'' episode "The Beast Within", in which the usually ineffective MinionWithAnFInEvil Ben Healey has to step up to save everyone, good and bad, from his psychotic brother. [[spoiler:It turns out Lucas organised the whole thing to manipulate him.]]

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* Subverted in the ''Series/AmericanGothic'' ''Series/AmericanGothic1995'' episode "The Beast Within", in which the usually ineffective MinionWithAnFInEvil Ben Healey has to step up to save everyone, good and bad, from his psychotic brother. [[spoiler:It turns out Lucas organised the whole thing to manipulate him.]]
22nd Dec '16 4:49:06 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* "Literature/{{Animorphs}} #29: The Sickness" gave Cassie one of these.

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* "Literature/{{Animorphs}} ''Literature/{{Animorphs}} #29: The Sickness" Sickness'' gave Cassie one of these.
11th Dec '16 11:22:50 AM TimberRidge
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* The DayInTheLife novel, ''Literature/TheDayThouGavest,'' in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series, functions very much as one of these for all the secondary characters, from ducal housemaids to shopkeepers to shepherds.
30th Nov '16 11:34:39 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' usually has Luigi as Player Two or absent completely, until ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' gave him a starring role.
** ''Luigi's Mansion'' was Luigi's second day in the limelight. His first was 8 years earlier in the educational game ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing'' Then again, that one might be closer to a blacklight.
*** On the subject of Luigi, all three of the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons had an episode starring him. One of them ("Life's Ruff") didn't even have Mario or any other main characters besides Hip and Hop Koopa appear.
*** The ''Literature/NintendoAdventureBooks'', ''Leaping Lizards'' and ''Koopa Capers'' also had Luigi on a solo adventure (and a later book, ''The Crystal Trap'', featured Zelda as the main protagonist out to save Link).
*** Forget a day. In observance of [[MilestoneCelebration the 30th anniversary of]] [[VideoGame/MarioBros Luigi's debut]], Creator/SatoruIwata himself put on a Luigi cap and declared 2013 TheYearOfLuigi. Not only is ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'' coming out in late March, but [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam the fourth Mario and Luigi title]] ''and'' [[VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU Luigi-centered DLC]] for ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' are both confirmed for release in the year.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Luigi is
usually has Luigi as Player Two or absent completely, until but there's a bunch of games that give him the spotlight:
*** His first was in the educational game ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing''.
***
''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' gave him a starring role.
** ''Luigi's Mansion'' was Luigi's second day in
role as the limelight. His first was 8 years earlier in the educational game ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing'' Then again, that one might be closer to a blacklight.
PlayerCharacter.
*** On the subject of Luigi, all All three of the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons had an episode starring him. One of them ("Life's Ruff") didn't even have Mario or any other main characters besides Hip and Hop Koopa appear.
*** The ''Literature/NintendoAdventureBooks'', ''Leaping Lizards'' and ''Koopa Capers'' also had Luigi on a solo adventure (and a later book, ''The Crystal Trap'', featured Zelda as the main protagonist out to save Link).
adventure.
*** Forget a day. In observance of [[MilestoneCelebration the 30th anniversary of]] [[VideoGame/MarioBros Luigi's debut]], Creator/SatoruIwata himself put on a Luigi cap and declared 2013 TheYearOfLuigi. Not only is ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'' coming out in late March, but In this year, ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam the fourth Mario and Luigi title]] ''and'' the [[VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU Luigi-centered DLC]] for ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' are both confirmed for release in the year.were released.



** VideoGame/{{Donkey Kong|Country}} also has his own popular series of games.
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' is this for his sidekick, Diddy Kong ([[EvenBetterSequel It's also the most popular game in the series]]). And Diddy Kong gets another DayInTheLimelight with ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''.

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** VideoGame/{{Donkey Kong|Country}} also Donkey Kong has his own popular series of games.
games: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''.
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' is this for his sidekick, Diddy Kong ([[EvenBetterSequel It's it's also the most popular game in the series]]). And Diddy Kong gets another DayInTheLimelight with ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''.



** Toad had ''Wario's Woods''.
*** He also had an episode in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3''.

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** Toad had has ''Wario's Woods''.
*** He also had
Woods'' and an episode in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3''.



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' features a level late in the game where you control [[spoiler:Joker]].
** The loyalty missions are limelight episodes too. To have the best chance of success, you want to do all of them which means each one of your squad mates will have at least one episode of CharacterFocus.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' features ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'':
** There's
a level late in the game where you control [[spoiler:Joker]].
** The loyalty missions are limelight episodes too.episodes. To have the best chance of success, you want to do all of them which means each one of your squad mates will have at least one episode of CharacterFocus.



* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'' added Beast Mode for the Locust side of the game, since the last two games didn't [[NoCampaignforTheWicked feature any kind of campaign or storymode for the Locust.]]
** In ''Raam's Shadow'' expansion for ''Gears 3'' you get to play as Raam or any other Locust following him (If you play co-op), during his missions.

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* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'' 3'':
** The game
added Beast Mode for the Locust side of the game, since the last two games didn't [[NoCampaignforTheWicked feature any kind of campaign or storymode for the Locust.]]
Locust]].
** In ''Raam's Shadow'' expansion for ''Gears 3'' expansion, you get to play as Raam or any other Locust following him (If you play co-op), during his missions.



* ''RuleOfRose'': The game in general focuses on Jennifer, but Eleanor, Diana, Meg and Amanda get significant focus in a chapter each, which throws their [[DysfunctionJunction particular damage]] into the spotlight. Wendy receives focus as the only other character during ''The Gingerbread House'', and then again when [[spoiler:she outs herself as TheChessmaster]].

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* ''RuleOfRose'': ''RuleOfRose'':
**
The game in general focuses on Jennifer, but Eleanor, Diana, Meg and Amanda get significant focus in a chapter each, which throws their [[DysfunctionJunction particular damage]] into the spotlight. Wendy receives focus as the only other character during ''The Gingerbread House'', and then again when [[spoiler:she outs herself as TheChessmaster]].


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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** In ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Trials and Tribulations]]'', Edgeworth serves as the PlayerCharacter for 30%-40% of Case 5. He also shows up in Case 4, but as an NPC. His role outside playability isn't that great either in this game compared to the previous ones.
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'':
*** After being DemotedToExtra in ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'', Trucy becomes the focus in Case 2 as the defendant. She gets some CharacterDevelopment, which was due since ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''.
*** After her backstory and CharacterDevelopment in [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies the previous game]], Athena is left behind in terms of plot relevance and limelight. But she gets all Case 4 to herself, along with Simon Blackquill, who was not heard of since ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]''.
20th Nov '16 11:21:26 AM darkabomination
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* ''Podcast/KakosIndustries'' has fun with this. A growing collection of B-side episodes that steer away from the usual announcements to that of the leading EvilInc competitor Melantha Murther act as a DestaffCounterpart to Corin's broadcasts, complete with in-universe AlternateCompanyEquivalent devisions, parties, even her own classical take on the show's usual score. Corin has a lot of fun interrupting her announcement. As a meta joke, the beginning monologue is spoken by [[EnsembleDarkhorse Hailey Solomonari]] AsHerself instead of Kim Aiello, and Corin reads the outro with tongue firmly in cheek.

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* ''Podcast/KakosIndustries'' has fun with this. A growing collection of B-side episodes that steer away from the usual announcements to that of the leading EvilInc competitor Melantha Murther act as a DestaffCounterpart DistaffCounterpart to Corin's broadcasts, complete with in-universe AlternateCompanyEquivalent devisions, parties, even her own classical take on the show's usual score. Corin has a lot of fun interrupting her announcement. As a meta joke, the beginning monologue is spoken by [[EnsembleDarkhorse Hailey Solomonari]] AsHerself instead of Kim Aiello, and Corin reads the outro with tongue firmly in cheek.
20th Nov '16 11:18:42 AM darkabomination
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* ''Podcast/KakosIndustries'' has a growing collection of B-side episodes that steer away from the usual announcements to that of the leading EvilInc competitor, Melantha Murther.

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* ''Podcast/KakosIndustries'' has a fun with this. A growing collection of B-side episodes that steer away from the usual announcements to that of the leading EvilInc competitor, competitor Melantha Murther. Murther act as a DestaffCounterpart to Corin's broadcasts, complete with in-universe AlternateCompanyEquivalent devisions, parties, even her own classical take on the show's usual score. Corin has a lot of fun interrupting her announcement. As a meta joke, the beginning monologue is spoken by [[EnsembleDarkhorse Hailey Solomonari]] AsHerself instead of Kim Aiello, and Corin reads the outro with tongue firmly in cheek.
7th Nov '16 4:45:24 PM BreadBull
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' had a couple of these. "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker" focused heavily on Timmy's fairy-obsessed teacher and explains how he became the way he is, and shortly afterwards, "The Big Scoop!" revisited first-season episode "A Wish Too Far!", but from [[ThoseTwoGuys Chester and AJ's]] perspective.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' had a couple of these. "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker" focused heavily on Timmy's fairy-obsessed teacher and explains how he became the way he is, and shortly afterwards, "The Big Scoop!" revisited first-season episode "A Wish Too Far!", [[SimultaneousArcs but from from]] [[ThoseTwoGuys Chester and AJ's]] perspective.[[SimultaneousArcs perspective]].
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