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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]].
1st Nov '16 2:26:22 AM annette12
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** Dexter finally manages to one-up Dee Dee in the episode "sdrawkcaB".
28th Oct '16 12:36:40 PM Romancechina999
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In fact most of the early chapters of Lives of Genius, the events from Boy Meets World are referred to but mostly not shown; Cory, Topanga, and Shawn are hardly shown-Cory only in the Graduation Day scenes, Topanga has one scene at the Science Fair and Shawn has two scenes-at Graduation Day and at a restaurant in which he encounters the engaged Stuart and Jennifer. The gang are also seen briefly through a window after Riley is born and Minkus is contemplating his life after his grandfatherís death and wifeís pregnancy. This is intentional so the readers can focus on what Stuart Minkus was going through during this time. Itís not until their children become friends that Cory and Topanga and eventually Shawn become regular characters as they have reappeared in Stuart Minkusí life.

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* In fact most of the early chapters of Lives of Genius, the events from Boy Meets World are referred to but mostly not shown; Cory, Topanga, and Shawn are hardly shown-Cory only in the Graduation Day scenes, Topanga has one scene at the Science Fair and Shawn has two scenes-at Graduation Day and at a restaurant in which he encounters the engaged Stuart and Jennifer. The gang are also seen briefly through a window after Riley is born and Minkus is contemplating his life after his grandfatherís death and wifeís pregnancy. This is intentional so the readers can focus on what Stuart Minkus was going through during this time. Itís not until their children become friends that Cory and Topanga and eventually Shawn become regular characters as they have reappeared in Stuart Minkusí life.life.
* Fanfic/CodeGeassColorlessMemories has this in the form of what WordOfGod calls The backstage chapters, where the POV switches from main character Rai to other characters at different points of the fic. WordOfGod was that this was done to address criticism of the original version of the fic of over focus on Rai's arc to the detriment of other characters.
** Backstage Chapter One is entirely from the POV of Ruben Ashford, whom never appeared in canon and gives his inner thoughts to Marianne and her children, as well as why he allowed Milly to let Rai stay at Ashford.
** Backstage Chapter Two gives us the POV of Guildford and Darton on recent events and fleshes out some of Dalton's past that included the Knight of Eight and why he adopts orphans.
** Backstage Chapter Three is from Suzaku and [[spoiler: Michael Steinberg's]] POV that goes into how Tohdoh was captured by Britannia along with their first team fight against Kallen and [[spoiler: Rai]].
** Backstage Chapter Four places focus on Kaguya Sumeragi's POV within Kyoto house, gives information about her family and hints to deeper mysteries going on if the [[spoiler: Sumeragi Legacy]] is anything to go by.
24th Oct '16 5:22:10 PM nombretomado
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** Tails has also gotten two games of his own: ''VideoGame/TailsAdventure'' and ''VideoGame/TailsSkypatrol'', but the second was a very obscure GameGear game [[NoExportForYou only released in Japan]] (at least until ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure DX'').

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** Tails has also gotten two games of his own: ''VideoGame/TailsAdventure'' and ''VideoGame/TailsSkypatrol'', but the second was a very obscure GameGear UsefulNotes/GameGear game [[NoExportForYou only released in Japan]] (at least until ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure DX'').
23rd Oct '16 5:14:12 AM SimiOfDoom
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* Despite being part of the ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'' series, the ''Literature/PathsOfDarkness'' novel ''The Spine of the World'' doesn't follow Drizzt, but Wulfgar as he wanders along the northern Sword Coast in search for a place to stay. It details his adventures as a bouncer in Luskan and his relationship with Delly Curtie.
18th Oct '16 9:13:53 PM immblueversion
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** The [[MilestoneEpisode 100th episode]] "Slice of Life" hinges around the wedding of Cranky and Matilda, two one-shot characters from "A Friend in Deed", but its true focus is virtually every single prominent background character that has appeared in the show, [[AscendedFanon fully canonizing several names and personalities that were established by the fanbase]], which range from: the klutzy, wall-eyed pegasus Derpy Hooves;[[note]]officially named "Muffins" due to a certain controversy surrounding her appearance in "The Last Roundup"[[/note]] Dr. Hooves, a walking ShoutOut to ''Series/DoctorWho''; [[ThoseTwoGuys the recurring duo]] of Lyra and Bon Bon; musicians DJ Pon-3 (a.k.a. Vinyl Scratch) and Octavia, receiving an OddCouple scenario despite only receiving a few seconds of screentime from two completely different episodes; and Steven Magnet, the sea serpent from the pilot, whose name notably comes from a faulty YouTube caption.

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** The [[MilestoneEpisode [[MilestoneCelebration 100th episode]] "Slice of Life" hinges around the wedding of Cranky and Matilda, two one-shot characters from "A Friend in Deed", but its true focus is virtually every single prominent background character that has appeared in the show, [[AscendedFanon fully canonizing several names and personalities that were established by the fanbase]], which range from: the klutzy, wall-eyed pegasus Derpy Hooves;[[note]]officially named "Muffins" due to a certain controversy surrounding her appearance in "The Last Roundup"[[/note]] Dr. Hooves, a walking ShoutOut to ''Series/DoctorWho''; [[ThoseTwoGuys the recurring duo]] of Lyra and Bon Bon; musicians DJ Pon-3 (a.k.a. Vinyl Scratch) and Octavia, receiving an OddCouple scenario despite only receiving a few seconds of screentime from two completely different episodes; and Steven Magnet, the sea serpent from the pilot, whose name notably comes from a faulty YouTube caption.
18th Oct '16 9:13:07 PM immblueversion
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* A lot of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episodes focused on side characters:
** Season 2 focuses with Spike, the Cutie Mark Crusaders (whether individually or as group together), Granny Smith, Big Macintosh, and Cheerilee being the center of attention.
** Season 3 finally gave Scootaloo a chance to shine.
** Oh, god, Season 5:
*** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories Tanks For the Memories,]]'' we revisit Rainbow Dash's relationship with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin her pet tortoise, Tank.]]
*** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E7MakeNewFriendsButKeepDiscord Make New Friends but Keep Discord]]'' is the first episode to star [[ReformedButNotTamed Discord]] as the main character.
*** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone]]'' stars [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Gilda]] in it for the first time since [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff the first season.]]
*** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife Slice of Life]]'' spotlights nearly ''[[ADayInTheLimelight every.]] [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Single.]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Character.]]'' From side characters, to background characters, to characters who only had a minor or even negligible role in a single episode.
*** Remember those three unicorns who briefly had a role in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon the first episode]], then were promptly forgotten about within the first thirty seconds? "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E12AmendingFences Amending Fences]]" does, and stars them in their own episode.
*** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E13DoPrincessesDreamOfMagicSheep Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?]]'' stars Princess Luna with a major role for the first time since [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed the second season]].

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* A lot of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' tends to put a lot of focus on its ever expanding cast of secondary and tertiary characters, helped a great deal by [[EnsembleDarkhorse their popularity with the]] PeripheryDemographic:
** Spike has one or two
episodes focused on side characters:
per season where he plays a central role as opposed to the Mane Six's primary male foil.
** Princess Luna, after being absent from the first season following its two-part pilot, made her grand return with Season 2 focuses 2's "Luna Eclipsed", which deals with Spike, her facing the fallout of her actions as the BigBad of said pilot. She had another starring role in Season 5's "Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?"
** The
Cutie Mark Crusaders (whether Crusaders, who their own share of spotlight episodes as a group, started getting more chances to shine individually or in Season 2, with episodes such as group together), Granny Smith, "The Cutie Pox" and "Family Appreciation Day" for Apple Bloom, and "Sisterhooves Social" for Sweetie Belle. Scootaloo, meanwhile, wouldn't get her own episode until Season 3's "Sleepless in Ponyville".
**
Big Macintosh, who is used sparingly due to his [[TheSilentBob penchant for terse dialogue]], gets a few episodes of his own with "Hearts and Cheerilee Hooves Day" (shared with fellow secondary character Cheerilee), "Brotherhooves Social", and "Where the Apple Lies". Notably, he tends to have much more dialogue and CharacterDevelopment here than in most of his appearances.
** "Family Appreciation Day" helped significantly flesh out Granny Smith, a character used in mostly comedic scenes during certain episodes, cementing her status as a major supporting character.
** "Just for Sidekicks" is a LowerDeckEpisode where Spike has to look after all of the Mane Six's pets.
** Following his HeelFaceTurn in Season 3, Discord starts making semi-regular appearances in the show, even
being the center of attention.
main protagonist in "Make New Friends but Keep Discord" and "Dungeons & Discords".
** Season 3 finally gave Scootaloo a chance to shine.
** Oh, god, Season 5:
*** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories Tanks For
5's "Tanks for the Memories,]]'' we revisit Memories" revisits Rainbow Dash's relationship with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin her pet tortoise, Tank.]]
*** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E7MakeNewFriendsButKeepDiscord Make New Friends but Keep Discord]]'' is the first episode to star [[ReformedButNotTamed Discord]] as the main character.
*** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone]]'' stars [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Gilda]] in it for the first time
Tank, who hadn't received focus since [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff his debut in Season 2's "May the first season.]]
*** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife Slice
Best Pet Win".
** The [[MilestoneEpisode 100th episode]] "Slice
of Life]]'' spotlights nearly ''[[ADayInTheLimelight every.]] [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Single.]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Character.]]'' From side characters, to Life" hinges around the wedding of Cranky and Matilda, two one-shot characters from "A Friend in Deed", but its true focus is virtually every single prominent background characters, character that has appeared in the show, [[AscendedFanon fully canonizing several names and personalities that were established by the fanbase]], which range from: the klutzy, wall-eyed pegasus Derpy Hooves;[[note]]officially named "Muffins" due to characters who a certain controversy surrounding her appearance in "The Last Roundup"[[/note]] Dr. Hooves, a walking ShoutOut to ''Series/DoctorWho''; [[ThoseTwoGuys the recurring duo]] of Lyra and Bon Bon; musicians DJ Pon-3 (a.k.a. Vinyl Scratch) and Octavia, receiving an OddCouple scenario despite only had receiving a minor or even negligible few seconds of screentime from two completely different episodes; and Steven Magnet, the sea serpent from the pilot, whose name notably comes from a faulty YouTube caption.
** Three of the show's less prominent background characters--Minuette, Twinkleshine and Lemon Hearts--show up in a very brief
role in a single episode.
*** Remember those three unicorns who briefly had a role in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon
one of the first episode]], then were pilot's earliest scenes as Twilight's old pals from Canterlot before they're promptly forgotten about within about...at least until Season 5's "Amending Fences", which not only revisits the first thirty seconds? "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E12AmendingFences Amending Fences]]" does, trio's role from the pilot, but also revolves around another character who only received a fleeting mention in that very same scene.
** [[SixthRanger Starlight Glimmer]] gets her fair share of episodes in Season 6 after her HeelFaceTurn, being the main protagonist of both the two-part season premiere
and stars them in their own episode.
*** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E13DoPrincessesDreamOfMagicSheep Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?]]'' stars Princess Luna
finale.
** The Season 6 finale "To Where and Back Again" [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope when [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Starlight, Trixie, Thorax and Discord]] (notably three [[HeelFaceTurn reformed villains]] plus one DefectorFromDecadence) assemble to save the Mane Cast,
with a major role for Discord commenting, "Well, isn't this quite the first time since [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed the second season]].combination of secondary characters?"
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