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1st Feb '18 6:49:23 PM DrPsyche
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* {{Franchise/Transformers}}: There's numerous examples, but exclusively toy wise one of the biggest would be Exhaust. Initially he was an unnamed redeco of Wheeljack with a new head that was an homage to Marlboro Cigarettes (named Marlboor for trademark reasons). He's only been referenced twice in fiction (once in the Dreamwave comics and again in a minor toy redeco of Prime Wheeljack),and his original toy isn't even a Transformer, it's still part of the diaclone line. He saw no headway until 2014 where it's revealed that the [[CrackIsCheaper Masterpiece]] Wheeljack, one off the most expensive and articulated of figures, would get a retool into him (as well as retroactively naming him Exhaust as he went by Marlboor Wheeljack before). Exhaust is now the most obscure character to receive such an upgrade, unfortunately due to copyright claims by Marlboro's parent company as well as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco_Master_Settlement_Agreement The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement]] which prohibits selling products with tobacco markings in products that could end up in children's hands, Exhaust is now illegal to sell in the United States.

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* {{Franchise/Transformers}}: There's numerous examples, but exclusively toy wise one of the biggest would be Exhaust. Initially he was an unnamed redeco of Wheeljack with a new head that was an homage to Marlboro Cigarettes (named Marlboor for trademark reasons). He's only been referenced twice in fiction (once in the Dreamwave comics and again in a minor toy redeco of Prime Wheeljack),and his original toy isn't even a Transformer, it's still part of the diaclone line. He saw no headway until 2014 where it's revealed that the [[CrackIsCheaper Masterpiece]] Wheeljack, one off the most expensive and articulated of figures, would get a retool into him (as well as retroactively naming him Exhaust as he went by Marlboor Wheeljack before). Exhaust is now the most obscure character to receive such an upgrade, unfortunately due to copyright claims by Marlboro's parent company as well as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco_Master_Settlement_Agreement The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement]] which prohibits selling products with tobacco markings in products that could end up in children's hands, Exhaust is now illegal to sell in the United States.
25th Jan '18 2:35:54 AM CountDorku
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* In ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'', Citizens Hammer and Anvil were promoted from minions in Citizen Dawn's deck to having their own deck for villain team-up games, in which state they are considerably more obnoxious than they were in Dawn's.
10th Jan '18 1:23:13 PM Darkfire545
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* ''VisualNovel/FragmentsNote'' has a few of these; the most prominent examples are Rina and Shizuku Akikawa; the former appears only for one or two scenes in ''After Stories'', while the latter is mentioned once and never actually appears. In the sequel, both of them are fairly prominent characters.

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* ''VisualNovel/FragmentsNote'' has a few of these; these, but the most prominent examples are Rina and Shizuku Akikawa; the former appears only for one or two scenes in ''After Stories'', while the latter is mentioned once and never actually appears. In the sequel, both of them are fairly prominent characters.
10th Jan '18 1:22:44 PM Darkfire545
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* ''VisualNovel/FragmentsNote'' has a few of these; the most prominent examples are Rina and Shizuku Akikawa; the former appears only for one or two scenes in ''After Stories'', while the latter is mentioned once and never actually appears. In the sequel, both of them are fairly prominent characters.
9th Jan '18 6:34:18 AM MasterN
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* After being DemotedToExtra in the original version of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', [[EnsembleDarkHorse Satsuki Yumizuka]] (Sacchin to fans) has been confirmed to have regained her own route in the upcoming ''Tsukihime'' remake. Isn't it great, Sacchin?

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* After being DemotedToExtra in the original version of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', [[EnsembleDarkHorse Satsuki Yumizuka]] (Sacchin to fans) has been confirmed to have regained her own route in the upcoming ''Tsukihime'' remake. [[MemeticMutation Isn't it great, Sacchin?Sacchin?]]



** Thereís also Len, Arceuidís [[HornyDevils succubus]] familiar. In the original game she only appears for one scene in two routes, is disguised as whatever character Shikiís crushing on, and is forgotten afterwards. In the fandisc sequel ''Kagetsu Tohya'' [[spoiler:she appears in her true form and is the pivotal character of the main story]].



** Yukika, Kaede and Kane, [[ThoseTwoGuys those three girls]] who only appear in a single scene of the VisualNovel/FateStayNight VisualNovel become recurring characters in the sequel ''[[VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia Fate/hollow ataraxia]]''.

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** Yukika, Kaede and Kane, [[ThoseTwoGuys those three girls]] who only appear in a single scene of the VisualNovel/FateStayNight VisualNovel become recurring characters in the sequel ''[[VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia Fate/hollow ataraxia]]''.ataraxia]]'', even getting a whole side story to themselves.
** Also from ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' is [[spoiler:Lancerís master Bazett]], who was barely mentioned in the original game due to [[spoiler:having been killed by Kirei]]. Similarly to [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Len]] above, [[spoiler:Bazett]] becomes a key character in the story.
31st Dec '17 5:17:54 PM TwilightChronicles
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* ''WebVideo/TheOtherSide'' has a number of examples:
** Ethan, a minor character in Season 1, got a rather surprising PromotionToOpeningTitles in Season 2. However, this didn't end up translating into more screentime, and the only episode where he ever really got any prominence was the one in which [[spoiler: he died]].
** Brent, a wordless extra in of one episode in Season 1, gained so much momentum with a guest stint in Season 2 that he's made it to the title credits of Season 3.
** Mr. Livingston was originally Turk's BadBoss, but he ended up reprising the role in Season 2 several times due to how he was tied to the background stories of several characters. Also PromotedToOpeningTitles in Season 3.
23rd Dec '17 12:58:28 PM cyhh2002
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* Recently, the women of the WWE have become this as the Divas Division was rebranded as the Women's Division due in large part to Triple H as he took over for Laurinaitis as WWE's head of talent. Whereas Laurinaitis hired mainly models, Triple H hired female wrestlers from the indie circuit. Originally used as filler, it is now common for RAW and SmackDown to feature two (sometimes even three) women's matches on the same show due in large part to the rise of the likes of Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Asuka and other female Superstars.
25th Nov '17 2:26:10 AM observer234
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* ''WesternAnimation/IvanhoeTheKingsKnight'' features the mentioned Edwin Turneham as Edwin of Gordale as a one-shot character.
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17th Nov '17 4:19:00 PM sinndogg
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** The Crimson Slaughter were originally just a name and colour scheme, provided by Games Workshop as an example for Chaos Space Marine collectors. With the release of 6th edition, they suddenly became the focus of half of the new ''Dark Imperium'' starter box, along with appearing in a large chunk of the new Chaos Space Marine Codex's photos and artwork. They then got their own supplementary Codex, ahead of several much more popular and established warbands and Traitor Legions, which led some fans to complain that they had turned into a SpotlightStealingSquad. This came up again a couple of years later, when Games Workshop reissued the majority of Chaos Space Marine kits to feature models in Crimson Slaughter colours in all of the box photos, replacing the Black Legion as the faction's default display army.

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** The Crimson Slaughter were originally just a name and colour scheme, provided by Games Workshop as an example for Chaos Space Marine collectors. With the release of 6th edition, they suddenly became the focus of half of the new ''Dark Imperium'' Vengeance'' starter box, along with and wound up appearing in quite a large chunk bit of the new Chaos Space Marine Codex's photos and artwork. They then got their own supplementary Codex, ahead of several much more popular and established warbands and Traitor Legions, which led some fans to complain that they had turned into a SpotlightStealingSquad. This came up again a couple of years later, when Games Workshop reissued the majority of Chaos Space Marine kits to feature models in Crimson Slaughter colours in all of the box photos, replacing the Black Legion as the faction's default display army.
17th Nov '17 4:16:50 PM sinndogg
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** The Crimson Slaughter were originally just a name and colour scheme, provided by Games Workshop as an example for Chaos Space Marine collectors. With the release of 6th edition, they suddenly became the focus of the half of the new ''Dark Imperium'' starter box, along with appearing in a large chunk of the new Chaos Space Marine Codex's photos and artwork. They then got their own supplementary Codex, ahead of several much more popular and established warbands and Traitor Legions, which led some fans to complain that they had turned into a SpotlightStealingSquad. This came up again a couple of years later, when Games Workshop reissued the majority of Chaos Space Marine kits to feature models in Crimson Slaughter colours in all of the box photos, replacing the Black Legion as the faction's default display army.

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** The Crimson Slaughter were originally just a name and colour scheme, provided by Games Workshop as an example for Chaos Space Marine collectors. With the release of 6th edition, they suddenly became the focus of the half of the new ''Dark Imperium'' starter box, along with appearing in a large chunk of the new Chaos Space Marine Codex's photos and artwork. They then got their own supplementary Codex, ahead of several much more popular and established warbands and Traitor Legions, which led some fans to complain that they had turned into a SpotlightStealingSquad. This came up again a couple of years later, when Games Workshop reissued the majority of Chaos Space Marine kits to feature models in Crimson Slaughter colours in all of the box photos, replacing the Black Legion as the faction's default display army.
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