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22nd Apr '17 7:24:29 PM WarriorsGate
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* [[Characters/XMen90sMembers Jubilee]] got more than a couple over the course of her original appearances in ''Comicbook/XMen'' and ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}''.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'':
** In the mid-1980s, Chris Claremont went through a Day in the Limelight phase, writing whole issues focused on a single character with only cursory appearances, or none at all, by the rest of the team. Examples include: the "Lifedeath" duology, where a depowered Storm (she gets better) travels the world; "Whatever Happened to Nightcrawler?" where the titular teleporter romances a movie starlet and battles Arcade; and "Wounded Wolf", which features a dazed Wolverine teaming up with one of the Power Pack to fight cyborgs in a blizzard.
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[[Characters/XMen90sMembers Jubilee]] got more than a couple over the course of her original appearances in ''Comicbook/XMen'' and ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}''.appearances.
21st Apr '17 7:39:49 AM DrNoPuma
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** In Episode 3, Lemmy Koopa and a few other minions where the stars.

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** In Episode 3, Lemmy Koopa and a few other minions where were the stars.


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* ''LetsPlay/HoboBros'': The "Hobo Theatre" episode [[https://youtu.be/jpwquEtUO7s The Untold Story of FISHY BOOPKINS]] is all about the minor character Fishy Boopkins from [[Machinima/Supermarioglitchy4sSuperMario64Bloopers Luke's other channel]].
19th Apr '17 8:34:28 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Episode 22, ''Don't Be'', is centered around Asuka's DarkAndTroubledPast and her on-going psychological breakdown.

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** Episode 21, ''He was aware that he was still a child'', while mainly a WholeEpisodeFlashback, is seen mostly from the point of view of Gendo's NumberTwo, Subcommander Fuyutsuki.
** Episode 22, ''Don't Be'', is centered around Asuka's DarkAndTroubledPast and her on-going psychological breakdown. The Director's Cut version of the episode especially strengthens this feeling, as it completely does away with the Shinji-centric TitleSequence.
18th Apr '17 5:52:24 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' episode "The Disaster Show", Matt and Danny don't feature at all. Instead it was a day in the limelight for Cal, the director.

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* In the ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' episode "The Disaster Show", Matt and Danny don't feature at all. Instead it was a day in the limelight for Cal, the director.
28th Mar '17 7:15:46 PM nombretomado
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** There's also "A Million Little Fibers," which focuses on [[TheStoner Towelie]] promoting his memoirs on ''TheOprahWinfreyShow.'' No other regular characters appear. Towelie also gets a major subplot in "Crippled Summer."

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** There's also "A Million Little Fibers," which focuses on [[TheStoner Towelie]] promoting his memoirs on ''TheOprahWinfreyShow.''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow.'' No other regular characters appear. Towelie also gets a major subplot in "Crippled Summer."
27th Mar '17 5:32:10 PM Abodos
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* For ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', there is the Sheikah in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. Originally introduced in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' as the tribe Zelda's nurse/ladysmaid/bodyguard Impa belonged to and being the traditional guardians of Hyrule's royal line, she remained their only representative across the subsequent games aside from the Sheikah Stones and a few miscellaneous items bearing their eye emblem. In this game, however, they collectively play a much larger role in the plot, being the creators of the diverse {{Magitek}} across the ruins of Hyrule (including the Sheikah Slate, the Guardians, and the Shrines), and having their many ancient monks provide Link with abilities for his quest. Furthermore, there is also now an entire {{Wutai}}-themed village of Sheikah of various ages.
23rd Mar '17 4:23:08 PM legendofthefireemblem
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* ''Franchise/DreamFestival'' - Each of the members of [=DearDream=] gets their own episode that focuses on the issues that stop them from joining the unit and their motivations for becoming idols.
18th Mar '17 12:26:46 PM AthenaBlue
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** The first half of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10TheCrimsonHorror "The Crimson Horror"]] is about Strax, Jenny and Madame Vastra, although the Doctor takes over the episode when he eventually turns up.

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** The first half of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10TheCrimsonHorror [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E11TheCrimsonHorror "The Crimson Horror"]] is about Strax, Jenny and Madame Vastra, although the Doctor takes over the episode when he eventually turns up.
18th Mar '17 12:26:20 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has the fifth episode of the third season, "4,772 Hours", which focuses on Simmons' four months trapped alone (and, eventually, with one guest star companion) on the alien planet she gets accidentally transported to in the Season 2 finale. Other than Fitz's appearance in the two scenes of framing narrative, and brief shots of Fitz, Coulson, Skye, and May in a video Simmons watches on her phone, she's the only character for much of the episode, and the only series regular involved in the main story line.
* Subverted in the ''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.]]
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'' devotes its tenth episode, "Orphans", to exploring Pepper's back story. {{Justified}} given the series' anthology format in that Pepper was the first character to recur between seasons, having originally appeared in ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Asylum]]'', and the episode bridged the gap between the two and explained how she got from a circus in Florida in the mid-'50s to a mental institution in Massachusetts over a decade later. This episode is also notable in that it was ''very'' well-received by critics compared to most other ''AHS'' episodes from about Season 2 or 3 onward.



* The fourth season of ''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.



* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': "Five-O" focuses solely on Mike, with Saul in a few scenes here and there. [[spoiler: It reveals a bit more about Mike's family, and his deceased son, who was a cop like Mike.]]



* ''Series/BreakingBad'' episode "Hermanos" (Season 4, Episode 8) focuses on Gus, which fleshes out his character as well as [[spoiler: giving a backstory to his relations with the Cartel, especially Hector / Tio]].
** At the beginning of series 5, we start to see a lot more focus on Mike, who had previously just been a tool for whomever was hiring him at the time.



* As Zachary Levi was busy [[DirectedByCastMember preparing]] the ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' episode "Chuck Versus the Leftovers", most of "Chuck Versus Phase Three" focused on Sarah.



* While Auggie's role is probably ''Series/CovertAffairs'' second largest, the ''action'' always directly follows Annie, with Auggie acting as her MissionControl. Except in the season 2 episode "Half a World Away", which switches those roles.



* ''Series/DarkAngel'' focused on Original Cindy's love life in "Shorties In Love" while the Alec fans got their showcase in "The Berrisford Agenda".



* One episode of ''Series/{{Doctors}}'' was all about Julia alone in her house dealing with her mental degeneration; all the other characters only appeared in her hallucinations.



** "The Sensorites" allows Susan, normally relegated to DistressedDamsel while the HeroBall would be passed between the more dynamic Ian and Barbara, the opportunity to save the day with amazing PsychicPowers she'd never shown before and would never get to show again.
** The First Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E5TheMassacre The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve]]" is the first ''Doctor Who'' story to feature a single companion, Steven Taylor. On top of that, the story focuses almost entirely on Steven's adventures as a FishOutOfTemporalWater in 16th century France as, while William Hartnell [[IdenticalStranger is present throughout the serial]], ''the Doctor'' only appears in the first and last episodes.
** Season 4 contains three consecutive stories which focuses more on one of the companions than the others so they can get some development: Polly overcomes StayInTheKitchen attitudes and saves the day with nail varnish remover in "The Moonbase", Ben gets some MoreThanMindControl and some resulting character development in "The Macra Terror", and Jamie gets a little romantic subplot with the GirlOfTheWeek and sets out on his own to rescue the Doctor in "The Faceless Ones".
** "Turn Left" is focused solely on Donna Noble, and the effect one decision (turning left or turning right) had.
** The first half of "The Crimson Horror" is about Strax, Jenny and Madame Vastra, although the Doctor takes over the episode when he eventually turns up.
** "Flatline" sees the Doctor trapped in the TARDIS when a mysterious force causes its exterior dimensions to diminish, so Clara has to assume his role for the day (him coaching her from "afar") and figure out why this is happening. She even takes on a companion figure of her own, Rigsy. This shows the upsides and downsides of her CharacterDevelopment, as he realizes just how much like him she's becoming, and ends with another clue to the mystery of how and why they were brought together to begin with.
** "The Woman Who Lived" focuses on Series 9's special guest character Ashildr (Creator/MaisieWilliams), as the Doctor's path crosses with hers again some time after the events of the previous episode, in which he [[spoiler: rendered her a functional immortal]]. The changes this meant for her life and personality drive the story, as the Doctor tries to keep her from making an awful mistake. To better focus on their relationship, the Doctor is on his own here; Clara only appears in the denouement.
** "The Husbands of River Song" has the Twelfth Doctor encountering his wife once more when a case of mistaken identity gets him involved in her latest scheme -- and she doesn't recognize him. She's the character who initiates and drives the plot, the Doctor ends up a companion of sorts for most of the runtime, and he and the audience learn a great deal about her that they didn't before. This is also River's only episode to date in which none of the Doctor's other companions appear, as he's traveling alone at the time.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E7TheSensorites "The Sensorites" Sensorites"]] allows Susan, normally relegated to DistressedDamsel while the HeroBall would be passed between the more dynamic Ian and Barbara, the opportunity to save the day with amazing PsychicPowers she'd never shown before and would never get to show again.
** The First Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E5TheMassacre The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E5TheMassacre "The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve]]" Eve"]] is the first ''Doctor Who'' story to feature a single companion, Steven Taylor. On top of that, the story focuses almost entirely on Steven's adventures as a FishOutOfTemporalWater in 16th century France as, while William Hartnell [[IdenticalStranger is present throughout the serial]], ''the Doctor'' only appears in the first and last episodes.
** Season 4 contains three consecutive stories which focuses more on one of the companions than the others so they can get some development: Polly overcomes StayInTheKitchen attitudes and saves the day with nail varnish remover in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E6TheMoonbase "The Moonbase", Moonbase"]], Ben gets some MoreThanMindControl and some resulting character development in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E7TheMacraTerror "The Macra Terror", Terror"]], and Jamie gets a little romantic subplot with the GirlOfTheWeek and sets out on his own to rescue the Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E8TheFacelessOnes "The Faceless Ones".
Ones"]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left" Left"]] is focused solely on Donna Noble, and the effect one decision (turning left or turning right) had.
** The first half of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10TheCrimsonHorror "The Crimson Horror" Horror"]] is about Strax, Jenny and Madame Vastra, although the Doctor takes over the episode when he eventually turns up.
** "Flatline" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline "Flatline"]] sees the Doctor trapped in the TARDIS when a mysterious force causes its exterior dimensions to diminish, so Clara has to assume his role for the day (him coaching her from "afar") and figure out why this is happening. She even takes on a companion figure of her own, Rigsy. This shows the upsides and downsides of her CharacterDevelopment, as he realizes just how much like him she's becoming, and ends with another clue to the mystery of how and why they were brought together to begin with.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E6TheWomanWhoLived "The Woman Who Lived" Lived"]] focuses on Series 9's special guest character Ashildr (Creator/MaisieWilliams), as the Doctor's path crosses with hers again some time after the events of the previous episode, in which he [[spoiler: rendered her a functional immortal]]. The changes this meant for her life and personality drive the story, as the Doctor tries to keep her from making an awful mistake. To better focus on their relationship, the Doctor is on his own here; Clara only appears in the denouement.
** [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song" Song"]] has the Twelfth Doctor encountering his wife once more when a case of mistaken identity gets him involved in her latest scheme -- and she doesn't recognize him. She's the character who initiates and drives the plot, the Doctor ends up a companion of sorts for most of the runtime, and he and the audience learn a great deal about her that they didn't before. This is also River's only episode to date in which none of the Doctor's other companions appear, as he's traveling alone at the time.time.
* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' has quite a few, most notably "Miz Tisdale On The Lam" (focusing on the DropInCharacter of postmistress Emma Tisdale).



* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' gave us two of these in Season 4: "Everything in Its Right Place" for Lincoln, and "Making Angels" for Astrid.
** Of course, the fans who had been longing to see [[spoiler: both Lincolns share the screen]] probably regretted it when the episode resulted in [[spoiler: Alt-Lincoln [[ADeathInTheLimelight being shot and killed.]]]]



* Sitcom ''Series/{{Greek}}'''s Beaver is one of the most prominent secondary characters, yet nothing was known about him except that he got his nickname for biting a chair while drunk, that's until the final season where he gets an episode titled "all about beave" where his motivations, his background, his day-to-day living and his real name are revealed.



* In ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', Duncan [=MacLeod=] had a greatly reduced presence in the final season. Most of these were {{Poorly Disguised Pilot}}s for new Immortals, but the penultimate episode, "Indiscretions", gave Methos and Joe Dawson their own story.
* On ''Series/HogansHeroes'', Kinch was often involved in plots requiring technical/radio work, but since the color of his skin would be a bit noticeable trying to impersonate a [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WW2]] German official, he didn't get as many "dress up" plots as the rest of the cast. One exception involved him capturing and impersonating an African royal trying to ally himself with the Axis forces, complete with a GirlOfTheWeek.



* The season 7 ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode "Symphony Of Illumination" seemed to be this, similar to the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' examples below: unlike every single previous episode, it begins with Future!Robin narrating the episode to ''her'' future kids, rather than Future!Ted narrating it to his own.
** "Something Borrowed" was Lily and Marshall-centric, and any episode involving his father is a day in the limelight for Barney.
** Season 9's "How Your Mother Met Me" is the Mother's story, portraying the show's timeline from her perspective and how many times she's narrowly missed meeting Ted until their paths convened at Farhampton.



* ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom'' is an EnsembleCast show, but the emphasis is usually on Prince Dick and Prince Dom; they get TakenForGranite in "Rock Hard", so their servants Lutin and Mannitol get A Day In The Limelight, trying both to cure them and get that week's MacGuffin. HilarityEnsues.
* On the 1984-86 revival of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'', host Monty Hall let then-announcer Dean Goss host two deals to test his abilities as host. Goss later uploaded clips of the episode to his Website/YouTube channel, where he confirmed that Hall wanted to renew the show for a third season and pass it over to him. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen It got canceled instead]].
* ''Series/LivAndMaddie'''s "Detention-A-Rooney" puts the spotlight firmly on Parker, with both Liv and Maddie relegated to the subplot section.



* Doesn't happen all that often in ''[[Series/{{Merlin 2008}} Merlin]]'' but Elyan does get a couple. One occurs near the end of season 4 when he is BrainwashedAndCrazy by a ghost and plays a vital role in starting peace between Arthur and the Druids. The other happens mid-season 5 and is actually [[spoiler: ADeathInTheLimelight.]]
* ''Series/{{Millennium}}'': "The Well-Worn Lock" focuses on Frank Black's wife Catherine, usually a supporting character, in her job as a social worker. It's also reminiscent of a VerySpecialEpisode, as instead of a deranged SerialKiller or an AncientConspiracy, it deals with domestic violence by a father who sexually abuses his daughters.



* An episode in the waning season of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' gave Agnes and Herbert an episode to themselves and a case to solve, playing out approximately like a first-season episode as a welcome respite from watching David and Maddie hash out their relationship problems.
** A more obvious episode is "North by North Dipesto", which is entirely about Agnes Dipesto.
* Season 7 of ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' had two; the GirlsNightOutEpisode "Friday the 13 1901", in which a ClosedCircle meant Dr Odgen had to play detective, and "Kung Fu Crabtree" in which, as the title suggests Crabtree took the lead, because Murdoch was caught up in a StoryArc related B-plot. Season 8 has "Crabtree Mania", which keeps the focus on Crabtree even though Murdoch is involved in the investigation as well, and ends with him being offered a detective position.



* While basically an ensemble show, ''Series/{{Nashville}}'''s "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" is practically all about Scarlett and the aftereffects of [[spoiler: her onstage meltdown]].



* On ''Series/PoliceCameraAction'' the episode "Jacked & Cloned" mainly focused on the Greater Manchester Police, and the episode "ASBO Drivers" was this for ''two'' forces: Greater Manchester Police and South Yorkshire Police. Later on in the series, "Moto Mania" was this for the South Yorkshire Police, most of the British footage was from that county - aside from two Midlands clips, a Texan police clip, an Ohio Police clip, a Cambridgeshire Police chase of a learner motorbike rider (dubbed the "[[DeadpanSnarker learner from hell]]") and a Metropolitan Police motorbike chase.



* ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' would allow her pals to bask in their own episodes. Allen's episode would be his final one ("Divorce, Anderson Style" which had a DownerEnding).



* In the ''Series/RememberWENN'' episode "The Ghost of WENN," it is revealed that the ghost is actually [[spoiler: CJ, who's miffed at being ignored by the main cast]].



* The ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "The Other Guys" focuses on the scientists who usually are just background characters.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' had "Sunday". The episode is unusual in it isn't made clear who the story is about until the end [[spoiler:when Carson Beckett dies]].
* There are a couple episodes of ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' that center on Huggy Bear.



* The ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "The Other Guys" focuses on the scientists who usually are just background characters.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' had "Sunday". The episode is unusual in it isn't made clear who the story is about until the end [[spoiler:when Carson Beckett dies]].



* The ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' episode "Human Specimen 5.6" was centered largely around Captain Muramatsu's efforts to combat and escape aliens who had infiltrated a scientific facility. Sort of ruined by the requisite Ultraman/Monster of the Episode fight.



* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', C.J. Cregg has a few episodes devoted to her, such as season 4's "The Long Goodbye" and season five's "Access."

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* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', C.J. Cregg has a few episodes devoted to her, such as season 4's "The Long Goodbye" and season five's "Access.""Access".
* The ''Series/WhiteCollar'' episode "As You Were" focuses on Jones, who's normally the junior FBI agent who sits in the surveillance van.
* In ''Series/TheWildWildWest'''s "The Night of the Big Blast" Artie, rather than Jim, is in charge. [[spoiler: In fact, the real Jim doesn't appear until the end of act 3.]]
* The first season ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' episode "The Prodigal" was very much a Gabrielle episode, with the warrior princess herself only appearing in the opening and closing scenes.



* In the ''Remember WENN'' episode "The Ghost of WENN," it is revealed that the ghost is actually [[spoiler: CJ, who's miffed at being ignored by the main cast]].
* Sitcom ''{{Greek}}'''s Beaver is one of the most prominent secondary characters, yet nothing was known about him except that he got his nickname for biting a chair while drunk, that's until the final season where he gets an episode titled "all about beave" where his motivations, his background, his day-to-day living and his real name are revealed.
* The ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' episode "Human Specimen 5.6" was centered largely around Captain Muramatsu's efforts to combat and escape aliens who had infiltrated a scientific facility. Sort of ruined by the requisite Ultraman/Monster of the Episode fight.
* On ''Series/HogansHeroes'', Kinch was often involved in plots requiring technical/radio work, but since the color of his skin would be a bit noticeable trying to impersonate a [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WW2]] German official, he didn't get as many "dress up" plots as the rest of the cast. One exception involved him capturing and impersonating an African royal trying to ally himself with the Axis forces, complete with a GirlOfTheWeek.
* The ''Series/WhiteCollar'' episode "As You Were" focuses on Jones, who's normally the junior FBI agent who sits in the surveillance van.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Doctors}}'' was all about Julia alone in her house dealing with her mental degeneration; all the other characters only appeared in her hallucinations.
* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': "Five-O" focuses solely on Mike, with Saul in a few scenes here and there. [[spoiler: It reveals a bit more about Mike's family, and his deceased son, who was a cop like Mike.]]
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' episode "Hermanos" (Season 4, Episode 8) focuses on Gus, which fleshes out his character as well as [[spoiler: giving a backstory to his relations with the Cartel, especially Hector / Tio]].
** At the beginning of series 5, we start to see a lot more focus on Mike, who had previously just been a tool for whomever was hiring him at the time.
* ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom'' is an EnsembleCast show, but the emphasis is usually on Prince Dick and Prince Dom; they get TakenForGranite in "Rock Hard", so their servants Lutin and Mannitol get A Day In The Limelight, trying both to cure them and get that week's MacGuffin. HilarityEnsues.
* In ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', Duncan [=MacLeod=] had a greatly reduced presence in the final season. Most of these were {{Poorly Disguised Pilot}}s for new Immortals, but the penultimate episode, "Indiscretions," gave Methos and Joe Dawson their own story.
* The season 7 ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode "Symphony Of Illumination" seemed to be this, similar to the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' examples above: unlike every single previous episode, it begins with Future!Robin narrating the episode to ''her'' future kids, rather than Future!Ted narrating it to his own.
** "Something Borrowed" was Lily and Marshall-centric, and any episode involving his father is a day in the limelight for Barney.
** Season 9's "How Your Mother Met Me" is the Mother's story, portraying the show's timeline from her perspective and how many times she's narrowly missed meeting Ted until their paths convened at Farhampton.
* As Zachary Levi was busy [[DirectedByCastMember preparing]] the ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' episode "Chuck Versus the Leftovers", most of "Chuck Versus Phase Three" focused on Sarah.
* While Auggie's role is probably ''Series/CovertAffairs'' second largest, the ''action'' always directly follows Annie, with Auggie acting as her MissionControl. Except in the season 2 episode "Half a World Away", which switches those roles.
* An episode in the waning season of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' gave Agnes and Herbert an episode to themselves and a case to solve, playing out approximately like a first-season episode as a welcome respite from watching David and Maddie hash out their relationship problems.
** A more obvious episode is "North by North Dipesto", which is entirely about Agnes Dipesto.
* There are a couple episodes of ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' that center on Huggy Bear.
* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' gave us two of these in Season 4: "Everything in Its Right Place" for Lincoln, and "Making Angels" for Astrid.
** Of course, the fans who had been longing to see [[spoiler: both Lincolns share the screen]] probably regretted it when the episode resulted in [[spoiler: Alt-Lincoln [[ADeathInTheLimelight being shot and killed.]]]]
* Doesn't happen all that often in ''[[Series/{{Merlin 2008}} Merlin]]'' but Elyan does get a couple. One occurs near the end of season 4 when he is BrainwashedAndCrazy by a ghost and plays a vital role in starting peace between Arthur and the Druids. The other happens mid-season 5 and is actually [[spoiler: ADeathInTheLimelight.]]
* On ''PoliceCameraAction'' the episode "Jacked & Cloned" mainly focused on the Greater Manchester Police, and the episode "ASBO Drivers" was this for ''two'' forces: Greater Manchester Police and South Yorkshire Police. Later on in the series, "Moto Mania" was this for the South Yorkshire Police, most of the British footage was from that county - aside from two Midlands clips, a Texan police clip, an Ohio Police clip, a Cambridgeshire Police chase of a learner motorbike rider (dubbed the "[[DeadpanSnarker learner from hell]]") and a Metropolitan Police motorbike chase.
* PunkyBrewster would allow her pals to bask in their own episodes. Allen's episode would be his final one ("Divorce, Anderson Style" which had a DownerEnding).
* Subverted in the ''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.]]
* Season 7 of ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' had two; the GirlsNightOutEpisode "Friday the 13 1901", in which a ClosedCircle meant Dr Odgen had to play detective, and "Kung Fu Crabtree" in which, as the title suggcharacters:table Crabtree took the lead, because Murdoch was caught up in a StoryArc related B-plot. Season 8 has "Crabtree Mania", which keeps the focus on Crabtree even though Murdoch is involved in the investigation as well, and ends with him being offered a detective position.
* The first season ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' episode "The Prodigal" was very much a Gabrielle episode, with the warrior princess herself only appearing in the opening and closing scenes.
* On the 1984-86 revival of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'', host Monty Hall let then-announcer Dean Goss host two deals to test his abilities as host. Goss later uploaded clips of the episode to his Website/YouTube channel, where he confirmed that Hall wanted to renew the show for a third season and pass it over to him. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen It got canceled instead]].
* ''Series/DarkAngel'' focused on Original Cindy's love life in "Shorties In Love" while the Alec fans got their showcase in "The Berrisford Agenda."
* In ''Series/TheWildWildWest'''s "The Night of the Big Blast" Artie, rather than Jim, is in charge. [[spoiler: In fact, the real Jim doesn't appear until the end of act 3.]]
* While basically an ensemble show, ''Series/{{Nashville}}'''s "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" is practically all about Scarlett and the aftereffects of [[spoiler: her onstage meltdown]].
* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' has quite a few, most notably "Miz Tisdale On The Lam" (focusing on the DropInCharacter of postmistress Emma Tisdale).
* ''Series/LivAndMaddie'''s "Detention-A-Rooney" puts the spotlight firmly on Parker, with both Liv and Maddie relegated to the subplot section.
* ''Series/{{Millennium}}'': "The Well-Worn Lock" focuses on Frank Black's wife Catherine, usually a supporting character, in her job as a social worker. It's also reminiscent of a VerySpecialEpisode, as instead of a deranged SerialKiller or an AncientConspiracy, it deals with domestic violence by a father who sexually abuses his daughters.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has the fifth episode of the third season, "4,772 Hours", which focuses on Simmons' four months trapped alone (and, eventually, with one guest star companion) on the alien planet she gets accidentally transported to in the Season 2 finale. Other than Fitz's appearance in the two scenes of framing narrative, and brief shots of Fitz, Coulson, Skye, and May in a video Simmons watches on her phone, she's the only character for much of the episode, and the only series regular involved in the main story line.
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'' devotes its tenth episode, "Orphans", to exploring Pepper's back story. {{Justified}} given the series' anthology format in that Pepper was the first character to recur between seasons, having originally appeared in ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Asylum]]'', and the episode bridged the gap between the two and explained how she got from a circus in Florida in the mid-'50s to a mental institution in Massachusetts over a decade later. This episode is also notable in that it was ''very'' well-received by critics compared to most other ''AHS'' episodes from about Season 2 or 3 onward.
* The fourth season of ''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.
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* Quite common in {{anime}}, although some studios (notably [[Creator/StudioGainax Gainax]]) are loath to do so. Often used as a form of {{Filler}}, especially in shows with [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a very large supporting cast]].



* Quite common in {{anime}}, although some studios (notably [[Creator/StudioGainax Gainax]]) are loath to do so. Often used as a form of {{Filler}}, especially in shows with [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a very large supporting cast]].



* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Both Franka and Tristan are side characters, but each gets a chapter on their backstory.

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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Both Franka and Tristan are side characters, but In the ''Literature/AgeOfFire'' series, the first three books each gets a chapter focus, respectively, on their backstory.the sole POV of one of the three sibling protagonists. The rest of the books continue to focus on them, but alternate between them. Then we get the final book, which also adds in POV chapters from various other, mostly minor, characters.



* ''Literature/AssassinsCreedUnderworld'' stars Henry Green, TheMentor of the Frye Twins and leader of the British Assassins, before the events of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate.''
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' was ''planned'' as one of these (not to a particular series, but to any one that plays city/palace guards as Mooks), but they proved too popular and became {{Ascended Extra}}s such that a whole arc of stories are devoted to them now. As Mr. Pratchett himself said:
--> "I wanted to give them a spot to shine in the sun, but it turned out to be a full blown tropical vacation."
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has several short stories told from the perspective of people who aren't Harry.
** "Backup" is told by Thomas Raith, [[spoiler:Harry's half-brother]].
** "Aftermath" stars Karrin Murphy just after the end of ''Literature/{{Changes}}''.
** "Even Hand" is from the POV of "Gentleman" Johnny Marcone.
** "Bombshells" and "Cold Case" star Molly Carpenter.
** "Day One" is about Waldo Butters and [[spoiler:his first mission as a Knight of the Cross]].
* Creator/DavidEddings tends to take occasional trips back in sequel series (''Literature/TheMalloreon'', which follows ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', and ''Literature/TheTamuli'', which follows ''Literature/TheElenium''). Usually just before a significant event, a chapter gets devoted to characters not currently connected with the main plot, showing the things happening to them. Such chapters are usually sectioned off to show various different subplots in the same chapter. A notable example occurs in ''The Tamuli''. A massive order is sent out to assassinate conspirators against the Tamul Empire. One chapter is devoted to a number of those assassins carrying out the order, displaying their various styles and personalities.
* The ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' novels primarily focus on the title character, but after ''War of Honor'', the scope of the universe -- and the story -- expanded rather dramatically. With Honor herself too senior for front-line combat duty, her best friend, Michelle Henke, a well-liked character in the main novels, was sent off to the Talbott Quadrant to serve as the anchor character for the ''Saganami Island'' sub-series. It seems to have worked, as it's also gained her quite a number of new fans -- and given readers a chance to know her quite a bit better than they had.
* Professor Lankford, Lenobia and Neferet from ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'', have their own prequel novellas. Kalona is slated to have one as well.
* 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.
* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Both Franka and Tristan are side characters, but each gets a chapter on their backstory.
* The ''Literature/NightHuntressWorld'' books each dedicate one novel to a different supporting character from the main series.



* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''.
** Debatable, since the whole point of the play is to show what's going on in the wings; in other words; R&G aren't in the limelight, but the audience isn't looking at what's in the limelight (that being Hamlet) either.
* ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'' #13, ''Survival.'' Kinda-sorta RecurringCharacter Tate was friends with Jobs and Mo'Steel and had passages from her POV, but remained firmly in the background until the second-to-last book. She [[spoiler:ends up saving the entire world, making the 're-greening' of Earth possible by going back in time and crashing Mother into the Earth, killing herself instantly. Jobs and Echo named their second daughter after her.]]
* Story sections within the books of Creator/DanAbnett's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' often focus on one of the Ghosts, such as Larkin or Bragg.
* [[AcePilot Wedge Antilles]] is always a rather major character in the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'', both the books and the comics. But his role as TheCaptain and TheHero tends to give him less personal plotlines than his fellow main characters. Elscol feels out-of-place and is reckless. Gavin Darklighter worries about living up to his cousin [[MauveShirt Biggs']] reputation and has to deal with being the kid. Corran Horn handles his attraction to TheMole and [[DatingCatwoman the daughter of the criminal whose father was his father's enemy]], as well as learning that he's a Jedi's grandson. Tycho Celchu [[TheCape patiently bears up under suspicion]] and quietly mourns a lost homeworld. Asyr wrestles with allegiance issues. Then there's the Wraiths.
** But most of Wedge's plotlines don't affect him very much personally. He gets determined and angry at various points, he works to [[TheHeart improve morale]], he leads and inspires them, he's unhappy when his friends die, but he's the ReasonableAuthorityFigure and his CharacterDevelopment is assumed to have taken place beforehand. It's impersonal and he's kind of the generic Good Guy, with occasional flashes of his personality showing. Sometimes a few pages or even scenes are given over to personal things, but his days in the limelight are the comics arc "The Phantom Affair" and the novel "Starfighters of Adumar".
** The ''Tales'' series of books (''Tales of the New Republic'', ''Tales from Jabba's Palace'', etc.) take on much of this role, fleshing out many of the minor or background characters from the films (such as Oola, the [[TheWoobie Twi'lek dancing girl Jabba feeds to the Rancor]]) or giving supporting EU characters like Mara Jade (pre-NJO) and Kyp Durron something to do without direct involvement of the principle cast as well. Others are unique characters invented for that particular book, but still manage to give the limelight to some aspect of the universe normally not shown in detail.
** ''Mara Jade: By The Emperor's Hand'' is another Day in the Limelight for Mara. ''Shadows of the Empire: Evolution'' was this for Guri, a Human Replica Droid assassin and TheDragon to [[Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire Prince Xixor]].
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsTarkin Tarkin]]'' will serve as a Day in the Limelight for Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin.

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* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''.
** Debatable, since
In the whole point of ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' series, the play is to show what's going Weather Fairies series begins with Kirsty on in her own, and the wings; in other words; R&G aren't in the limelight, but the audience isn't looking at what's in the limelight (that being Hamlet) either.
series focuses on her hometown of Wetherbury.
* ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'' #13, ''Survival.'' ''Survival''. Kinda-sorta RecurringCharacter Tate was friends with Jobs and Mo'Steel and had passages from her POV, but remained firmly in the background until the second-to-last book. She [[spoiler:ends up saving the entire world, making the 're-greening' of Earth possible by going back in time and crashing Mother into the Earth, killing herself instantly. Jobs and Echo named their second daughter after her.]]
* Story sections within the books of Creator/DanAbnett's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' often focus ''Literature/SavingCharlie'' is a ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' TieInNovel that focuses on one of the Ghosts, such as Larkin or Bragg.
* [[AcePilot Wedge Antilles]] is always a rather major
[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters semi-major character]] [[TimeMaster Hiro]] and his minor character in the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'', both the books and the comics. But his role as TheCaptain and TheHero tends to give him less personal plotlines than his fellow main characters. Elscol feels out-of-place and is reckless. Gavin Darklighter worries about living up to his cousin [[MauveShirt Biggs']] reputation and has to deal with being the kid. Corran Horn handles his attraction to TheMole and [[DatingCatwoman the daughter of the criminal whose father was his father's enemy]], as well as learning that he's a Jedi's grandson. Tycho Celchu [[TheCape patiently bears up under suspicion]] and quietly mourns a lost homeworld. Asyr wrestles with allegiance issues. Then there's the Wraiths.
** But most of Wedge's plotlines don't affect him very much personally. He gets determined and angry at various points, he works to [[TheHeart improve morale]], he leads and inspires them, he's unhappy when his friends die, but he's the ReasonableAuthorityFigure and his CharacterDevelopment is assumed to have taken place beforehand. It's impersonal and he's kind of the generic Good Guy, with occasional flashes of his personality showing. Sometimes a few pages or even scenes are given over to personal things, but his days in the limelight are the comics arc "The Phantom Affair" and the novel "Starfighters of Adumar".
** The ''Tales'' series of books (''Tales of the New Republic'', ''Tales from Jabba's Palace'', etc.) take on much of this role, fleshing out many of the minor or background characters from the films (such as Oola, the [[TheWoobie Twi'lek dancing girl Jabba feeds to the Rancor]]) or giving supporting EU characters like Mara Jade (pre-NJO) and Kyp Durron something to do without direct involvement of the principle cast as well. Others are unique characters invented for that particular book, but still manage to give the limelight to some aspect of the universe normally not shown in detail.
** ''Mara Jade: By The Emperor's Hand'' is another Day in the Limelight for Mara. ''Shadows of the Empire: Evolution'' was this for Guri, a Human Replica Droid assassin and TheDragon to [[Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire Prince Xixor]].
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsTarkin Tarkin]]'' will serve as a Day in the Limelight for Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin.
LoveInterest [[PhotographicMemory Charlie]].



* The ''Literature/NightHuntressWorld'' books each dedicate one novel to a different supporting character from the main series.
* In ''Literature/TwilightDragon'' Princess Atoli, despite Kayari telling this story in first person, has 2 chapters dedicated to her early on in the novel.
* The [[Literature/AWrinkleInTime Time Quartet series]] is primarily about Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin, but the 4th book ''Literature/ManyWaters'' gives a day in the limelight to Sandy and Dennys.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' short stories ''Backup'', ''Aftermath'', ''Even Hand'', and ''Bombshells'' are told from the perspective of Thomas Raith, Karrin Murphy, John Marcone, and Molly Carpenter respectively.



* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsTarkin Tarkin]]'' shines a spotlight on Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** [[AcePilot Wedge Antilles]] is always a rather major character in the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'', both the books and the comics. But his role as TheCaptain and TheHero tends to give him less personal plotlines than his fellow main characters. Elscol feels out-of-place and is reckless. Gavin Darklighter worries about living up to his cousin [[MauveShirt Biggs']] reputation and has to deal with being the kid. Corran Horn handles his attraction to TheMole and [[DatingCatwoman the daughter of the criminal whose father was his father's enemy]], as well as learning that he's a Jedi's grandson. Tycho Celchu [[TheCape patiently bears up under suspicion]] and quietly mourns a lost homeworld. Asyr wrestles with allegiance issues. Then there's the Wraiths.
** But most of Wedge's plotlines don't affect him very much personally. He gets determined and angry at various points, he works to [[TheHeart improve morale]], he leads and inspires them, he's unhappy when his friends die, but he's the ReasonableAuthorityFigure and his CharacterDevelopment is assumed to have taken place beforehand. It's impersonal and he's kind of the generic Good Guy, with occasional flashes of his personality showing. Sometimes a few pages or even scenes are given over to personal things, but his days in the limelight are the comics arc "The Phantom Affair" and the novel "Starfighters of Adumar".
** The ''Tales'' series of books (''Tales of the New Republic'', ''Tales from Jabba's Palace'', etc.) take on much of this role, fleshing out many of the minor or background characters from the films (such as Oola, the [[TheWoobie Twi'lek dancing girl Jabba feeds to the Rancor]]) or giving supporting EU characters like Mara Jade (pre-NJO) and Kyp Durron something to do without direct involvement of the principle cast as well. Others are unique characters invented for that particular book, but still manage to give the limelight to some aspect of the universe normally not shown in detail.
** ''Mara Jade: By The Emperor's Hand'' is another Day in the Limelight for Mara. ''Shadows of the Empire: Evolution'' was this for Guri, a Human Replica Droid assassin and TheDragon to [[Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire Prince Xixor]].
* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Each book has one character as the primary viewpoint character with flashbacks, as well as a side character with a novella running at the same time. ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' has Kaladin as the flashback character and Szeth as the novella character, while ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' has Shallan as the flashback character and Eshonai as the novella character.
* Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote series is usually written in [[TheHeart Aya]]'s voice, but there are exceptions:
** ''The Angel Knows'' is set when Uesugi [[spoiler:seeks treatment on his eyes in Switzerland]]. Thus the rest of the cast doesn't appear in this novel.
** ''The Blue Diamond Knows'' is written in Kozuka's voice.
* The [[Literature/AWrinkleInTime Time Quartet series]] is primarily about Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin, but the 4th book ''Literature/ManyWaters'' gives a day in the limelight to Sandy and Dennys.
* In ''Literature/TwilightDragon'' Princess Atoli, despite Kayari telling this story in first person, has 2 chapters dedicated to her early on in the novel.
* 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.
* Story sections within the books of Creator/DanAbnett's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' often focus on one of the Ghosts, such as Larkin or Bragg.



* ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' was ''planned'' as one of these (not to a particular series, but to any one that plays city/palace guards as Mooks), but they proved too popular and became {{Ascended Extra}}s such that a whole arc of stories are devoted to them now. As Mr. Pratchett himself said
--> "I wanted to give them a spot to shine in the sun, but it turned out to be a full blown tropical vacation."
* Creator/DavidEddings tends to take occasional trips back in sequel series (''Literature/TheMalloreon'', which follows ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', and ''Literature/TheTamuli'', which follows ''Literature/TheElenium''). Usually just before a significant event, a chapter gets devoted to characters not currently connected with the main plot, showing the things happening to them. Such chapters are usually sectioned off to show various different subplots in the same chapter. A notable example occurs in ''The Tamuli''. A massive order is sent out to assassinate conspirators against the Tamul Empire. One chapter is devoted to a number of those assassins carrying out the order, displaying their various styles and personalities.

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* ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' was ''planned'' as one of these (not The Interlude chapters in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' each switch to a particular series, but to any one that plays city/palace guards as Mooks), but they proved too popular and became {{Ascended Extra}}s such that a whole arc of stories are devoted to them now. As Mr. Pratchett himself said
--> "I wanted to give them a spot to shine in
the sun, but it turned out POV from the protagonist to be a full blown tropical vacation."
* Creator/DavidEddings tends to take occasional trips back in sequel series (''Literature/TheMalloreon'', which follows ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', and ''Literature/TheTamuli'', which follows ''Literature/TheElenium''). Usually just before a significant event, a chapter gets devoted to characters not currently connected
some other character, with the main plot, showing level of relevance to the things happening to them. Such chapters are usually sectioned off to show various different subplots in current storyline varying depending on the same chapter. A notable example occurs in ''The Tamuli''. A massive order character, but each Interlude is sent out to assassinate conspirators against woven into the Tamul Empire. One chapter is devoted to a number overall MythArc of those assassins carrying out the order, displaying their various styles and personalities.setting. Each plot arc ends with one, but the author writes extra such as donation bonuses.



* Professor Lankford, Lenobia and Neferet from ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'', have their own prequel novellas. Kalona is slated to have one as well.
* ''Literature/SavingCharlie'' is a ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' TieInNovel that focuses on [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters semi-major character]] [[TimeMaster Hiro]] and his minor character LoveInterest [[PhotographicMemory Charlie]].
* In the ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' series, the Weather Fairies series begins with Kirsty on her own, and the series focuses on her hometown of Wetherbury.
* In the ''Literature/AgeOfFire'' series, the first three books each focus, respectively, on the sole POV of one of the three sibling protagonists. The rest of the books continue to focus on them, but alternate between them. Then we get the final book, which also adds in POV chapters from various other, mostly minor, characters.
* The ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' novels primarily focus on the title character, but after ''War of Honor'', the scope of the universe -- and the story -- expanded rather dramatically. With Honor herself too senior for front-line combat duty, her best friend, Michelle Henke, a well-liked character in the main novels, was sent off to the Talbott Quadrant to serve as the anchor character for the ''Saganami Island'' sub-series. It seems to have worked, as it's also gained her quite a number of new fans -- and given readers a chance to know her quite a bit better than they had.
* ''Literature/AssassinsCreedUnderworld'' stars Henry Green, TheMentor of the Frye Twins and leader of the British Assassins, before the events of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate.''
* Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote series is usually written in [[TheHeart Aya]]'s voice, but there are exceptions:
** ''The Angel Knows'' is set when Uesugi [[spoiler:seeks treatment on his eyes in Switzerland]]. Thus the rest of the cast doesn't appear in this novel.
** ''The Blue Diamond Knows'' is written in Kozuka's voice.
* 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.
* 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.
* The Interlude chapters in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' each switch to the POV from the protagonist to some other character, with the level of relevance to the current storyline varying depending on the character, but each Interlude is woven into the overall MythArc of the setting. Each plot arc ends with one, but the author writes extra such as donation bonuses.
* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Each book has one character as the primary viewpoint character with flashbacks, as well as a side character with a novella running at the same time. ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' has Kaladin as the flashback character and Szeth as the novella character, while ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' has Shallan as the flashback character and Eshonai as the novella character.



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* Indie RPG "Primetime Adventures" (where you play as the protagonist of a TV series) plays this trope straight, even inserting it in the rules: each "Protagonist" has a "Spotlight Episode" in which he's more likely to overcome obstacles and the plot is centered on him/her.

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[[folder:Podcasts]]
* Indie RPG "Primetime Adventures" (where you play as the protagonist of a TV series) plays ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'' introduced Harry Kelly in "When Darkness Falls" in this trope straight, manner.
* ''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 DistaffCounterpart to Corin's broadcasts, complete with in-universe AlternateCompanyEquivalent devisions, parties,
even inserting it in her own classical take on the rules: each "Protagonist" show's usual score. Corin has a "Spotlight Episode" 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 which he's more likely cheek.
* ''Podcast/{{Revolutions}}'' has a habit of using "supplemental" episodes
to overcome obstacles talk about people from the historical period under discussion who are interesting but whose full stories would distract from the main narrative. Particularly prominent examples include asides on [[MagnificentBastard Talleyrand]] and the plot is centered on him/her.Duke of Orléans/Philippe Égalité during Season 3 (on the French Revolution).



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* ''Ride/HarryPotterAndTheEscapeFromGringotts'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Studios Florida]] primarily stars Bill Weasley, a character that plays an extremely minor role in the films.

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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''Ride/HarryPotterAndTheEscapeFromGringotts'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Studios Florida]] primarily stars Bill Weasley, a character that plays an extremely minor role in In ''Radio/NewDynamicEnglish'', Max who usually [[FakeInteractivity interacts with the films.listener]] instead of interviewing guests becomes a subject of the interview on the last episode.
* ''Radio/{{Undone}}'' normally focuses on, and is narrated by, dimension-hopping journalist Edna Turner. But S2 E4 "Unaccustomed", focuses on, and is narrated by, her editor Carlo Jones.



[[folder:Podcasts]]
* ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'' introduced Harry Kelly in "When Darkness Falls" in this manner.
* ''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 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.
* ''Podcast/{{Revolutions}}'' has a habit of using "supplemental" episodes to talk about people from the historical period under discussion who are interesting but whose full stories would distract from the main narrative. Particularly prominent examples include asides on [[MagnificentBastard Talleyrand]] and the Duke of Orléans/Philippe Égalité during Season 3 (on the French Revolution).

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'' introduced Harry Kelly in "When Darkness Falls" in Indie RPG "Primetime Adventures" (where you play as the protagonist of a TV series) plays this manner.
* ''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 DistaffCounterpart to Corin's broadcasts, complete with in-universe AlternateCompanyEquivalent devisions, parties,
trope straight, even her own classical take on inserting it in the show's usual score. Corin rules: each "Protagonist" 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 "Spotlight Episode" in cheek.
* ''Podcast/{{Revolutions}}'' has a habit of using "supplemental" episodes
which he's more likely to talk about people from the historical period under discussion who are interesting but whose full stories would distract from the main narrative. Particularly prominent examples include asides on [[MagnificentBastard Talleyrand]] overcome obstacles and the Duke of Orléans/Philippe Égalité during Season 3 (on the French Revolution).plot is centered on him/her.



[[folder:Radio]]
* In ''Radio/NewDynamicEnglish'', Max who usually [[FakeInteractivity interacts with the listener]] instead of interviewing guests becomes a subject of the interview on the last episode.
* ''Radio/{{Undone}}'' normally focuses on, and is narrated by, dimension-hopping journalist Edna Turner. But S2 E4 "Unaccustomed", focuses on, and is narrated by, her editor Carlo Jones.

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* In ''Radio/NewDynamicEnglish'', Max who usually [[FakeInteractivity interacts with ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''.
** Debatable, since
the listener]] instead of interviewing guests becomes a subject whole point of the interview play is to show what's going on in the last episode.
* ''Radio/{{Undone}}'' normally focuses on, and is narrated by, dimension-hopping journalist Edna Turner. But S2 E4 "Unaccustomed", focuses on, and is narrated by, her editor Carlo Jones.
wings; in other words; R&G aren't in the limelight, but the audience isn't looking at what's in the limelight (that being Hamlet) either.


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* ''Ride/HarryPotterAndTheEscapeFromGringotts'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Studios Florida]] primarily stars Bill Weasley, a character that plays an extremely minor role in the films.
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