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7th Nov '17 10:14:50 PM Viira
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* ''Machinama/RedVsBlue'' has Caboose. His [[TheDitz idiotic nature]] and [[CloudCuckooLander childish randomness]] caused many fans to get attached to him. It helps that Caboose has gotten a lot of scenes in later seasons, being one of the more frequently seen characters of the Blue team to appear.

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* ''Machinama/RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has Caboose. His [[TheDitz idiotic nature]] and [[CloudCuckooLander childish randomness]] caused many fans to get attached to him. It helps that Caboose has gotten a lot of scenes in later seasons, being one of the more frequently seen characters of the Blue team to appear.
3rd Nov '17 11:21:38 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Literature/TheLumatereChronicles'': Froi. He begins as an immoral thief and supreme ButtMonkey who just cannot catch a break, and ''deserves'' it to a degree as well, but he grows on the group of Exiles when [[TheHero Finnikin]] and [[ActionGirl Evanjalin]] save him from slave traders. He begins to speak the language of Lumatere, albeit poorly. Later on, he helps gather the Lumateren exiles from around the continent in order to regain the kingdom and helps to rebuild Lumatere as well. In book two, ''Froi of the Exiles'', he takes center stage and the readers are shown just how much CharacterDevelopment he's gone through.
** In hindsight, Creator/MelinaMarchetta probably ''always'' intended for Froi to be a major character, given how crucial his role in the backstory of Lumatere [[spoiler:and Charyn]] turns out to be, and loads of {{Foreshadowing}} in the first book that the second and third bring to fruition... but that doesn't mean that his complex development over the course of the first book didn't make him a popular character with readers.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Even though Luna didn't appear until the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth installment]], she quickly became one of the most memorable and beloved characters. Her portrayal by Evanna Lynch only increased her character's popularity. In fact, IGN listed Luna Lovegood as their 12th top Harry Potter character, saying that looniness made her a "delight". Empire Magazine listed Luna as their 10th favorite Harry Potter character in "The 25 Greatest Harry Potter Characters". A public vote conducted by the books' publisher Bloomsbury in 2011 saw her finish sixth.
3rd Nov '17 11:19:03 AM lillolillo
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* The SouthOfNowhere story 'Romance on the Set' has an universe example on the show Spencer and Ashley star in with Rachel played by Creator/TaylorMomsen. She starts as a minor character but later becomes a regular and is then PromotedToLoveInterest for Ashley's character

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* The SouthOfNowhere ''Series/SouthOfNowhere'' story 'Romance on the Set' has an universe example on the show Spencer and Ashley star in with Rachel played by Creator/TaylorMomsen. She starts as a minor character but later becomes a regular and is then PromotedToLoveInterest for Ashley's character
2nd Nov '17 12:49:30 PM darkemyst
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Even though Luna didn't appear until the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth installment]], she quickly became one of the most memorable and beloved characters. Her portrayal by Evanna Lynch only increased her character's popularity. In fact, IGN listed Luna Lovegood as their 12th top Harry Potter character, saying that looniness made her a "delight". Empire Magazine listed Luna as their 10th favorite Harry Potter character in "The 25 Greatest Harry Potter Characters". A public vote conducted by the books' publisher Bloomsbury in 2011 saw her finish sixth.
23rd Oct '17 5:42:19 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* The Italian branch of frozen foods company Findus had in the late 90s cartoon animal families (porcupines, octopuses, raccoons, chameleons etc.) to advertise some of their products. After a while only the chameleons stayed, and then the other family members were phased out in favor of the younger son, Carletto. Nowadays Carletto with his catchphrase "Aren't you hungry?" is more or less Findus' mascot in Italy to this day, and all the other characters are completely forgotten.
16th Oct '17 7:55:24 PM Sonofstranger
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* The popularity of Sir John Falstaff in ''Theatre/HenryIV, parts I and II'' inspired Creator/WilliamShakespeare to write a play around the character, ''The Merry Wives of Windsor'', making this OlderThanSteam.

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* The popularity of Sir John Falstaff in ''Theatre/HenryIV, parts I and II'' inspired Creator/WilliamShakespeare [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples to write a play around the character, ''The Merry Wives of Windsor'', making this OlderThanSteam.character]], ''Theater/TheMerryWivesofWindsor''.
16th Oct '17 12:05:40 PM PF
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** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has Maleficent. Many of the heroic characters in the movie were shallow and bland by comparison (except the three good fairies, who were essentially the ''real'' protagonists of the movie), but every time the evil fairy showed up, she shamelessly stole the scene. To this day, she is perhaps ''the'' iconic Disney Villain. Maleficent is all over the merchandice, one of [[BestBossEver the most epic bosses]] in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' franchise, and even got [[Film/{{Maleficent}} a movie of her own]] starring Angelina Jolie!
*** Ironically, she was sort of forgotten in the latter half of the 20th Century due to ''Sleeping Beauty'' falling out of focus, perhaps because - besides the more present-day movies - classics like ''Snow White'', ''Bambi'' and ''Pinocchio'' would generally be better known and remembered over the years; not helped by her movie coming out in TheFifties, from where the studio was constantly struggling to keep with the times, or that villains just weren't ''meant'' to be so popular (interesting and likeable, yes, but not popular). The DisneyRenaissance of TheNineties may have either highlighted this (with its memorable revival of the studio) or otherwise helped Maleficent (thanks to both said revival and to the focus on EvilIsCool with the villains), but either way it was ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', which made Maleficent the Disney villains' representative in the BigBadEnsemble (for the first two main titles especially), that really caused her popularity to skyrocket in modern times.

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** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has Maleficent. Many of the heroic characters in the movie were shallow and bland by comparison (except the three good fairies, who were essentially the ''real'' protagonists of the movie), but every time the evil fairy showed up, she shamelessly stole the scene. To this day, she is perhaps ''the'' iconic Disney Villain. Maleficent is all over the merchandice, merchandise, one of [[BestBossEver the most epic bosses]] in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' franchise, and even got [[Film/{{Maleficent}} a movie of her own]] starring Angelina Jolie!
*** Ironically, she was sort of forgotten in the latter half of the 20th Century due to ''Sleeping Beauty'' falling out of focus, perhaps because - besides the more present-day movies - classics like ''Snow White'', ''Bambi'' and ''Pinocchio'' would generally be better known and remembered over the years; not helped by her movie coming out in TheFifties, from where the studio was constantly struggling to keep with the times, or that villains just weren't ''meant'' to be so popular (interesting and likeable, yes, but not popular). The DisneyRenaissance of TheNineties may have either highlighted this (with its memorable revival of the studio) or otherwise helped Maleficent (thanks to both said revival and to the focus on EvilIsCool with the villains), but either way it was ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', which made Maleficent the Disney villains' representative in the BigBadEnsemble (for the first two main titles especially), that really caused her popularity to skyrocket in modern times.
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16th Oct '17 10:08:56 AM Sparkysharps
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** Cu Chulainn has acquired this status as of ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''. Not only does he have four versions to be acquired (including a much coveted 5-star Alter version), but the game has also brought in many of his legend's supporting cast and has made him a major character in two Singularities.



** Homsar, who started off as a OneShotCharacter that's purely there to help make fun of a [[RougeAnglesOfSatin misspelling of Homestar's name]] in the second [[FourthWallMailSlot Strong Bad Email]], but has since became one of the core characters of the series.

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** Homsar, who started off as a OneShotCharacter that's purely there to help make fun of a [[RougeAnglesOfSatin misspelling of Homestar's name]] in the second [[FourthWallMailSlot Strong Bad Email]], but has since became become one of the core characters of the series.
16th Oct '17 10:08:56 AM Sparkysharps
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15th Oct '17 1:41:45 PM nombretomado
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* [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Catbug]] only appeared in three episodes of ''BravestWarriors''' first season, but by the season's finale he's easily the most popular with its fanbase. And with a seemingly expanded role in the upcoming Season 2 ''and'' a web short just for him, the folks at Cartoon Hangover are very aware of this.
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