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15th Apr '17 6:27:28 AM MiinU
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* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade: Hide & Seek]]'' is an [[AlternateContinuity AU]] manga series which shifts the focus from Leina, who gets DemotedToExtra, and unto her younger sister, [[CatGirl Elina.]] The story chronicles [[SternChase her pursuit of Leina]], while also delving deeper into Elina's character, her motivations, and her attempts to come to terms with [[IncestSubtext her forbidden love]] [[TriangRelations for both her older sisters.]] In addition, she's shown to be far more formidable here, than in her anime portrayal.
** ''Hide & Seek'' gives Claudette a near equal amount of focus, as she makes up the other half of [[IncestSubtext the romantic subplot between her and her youngest sister, Elina.]] Which effectively makes her the {{deuteragonist}} of the series. For much of the story, she finds herself torn between her hidden feelings toward Elina and her [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] and [[TheResenter resentment]] towards her other sister, Leina, whom she knows Elina is in love with.

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* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade: Hide & Seek]]'' is an [[AlternateContinuity AU]] manga series which shifts the focus from Leina, who gets DemotedToExtra, and unto her younger sister, [[CatGirl Elina.]] The ]]
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story chronicles [[SternChase her pursuit of Leina]], while also delving deeper into Elina's character, her motivations, and her attempts to come to terms with [[IncestSubtext her forbidden love]] [[TriangRelations for both her older sisters.]] In addition, she's shown to be [[TookALevelInBadass far more formidable formidable]] here, than in her anime portrayal.
** ''Hide & Seek'' gives Claudette a near equal amount of focus, as she makes up the other half of [[IncestSubtext the romantic subplot between her and her youngest sister, Elina.]] Elina. Which effectively makes her the {{deuteragonist}} of the series. For much of the story, she finds herself torn between her hidden feelings toward Elina and her [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] and and [[TheResenter her resentment]] towards her other sister, Leina, whom she knows Elina is in love with.
7th Feb '17 12:24:50 PM starlight9
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* Tristan and Franka are side characters in the ''Literature/NightfallSeries'', but each gets a chapter from their point of view.
10th Jan '17 9:22:03 AM CheeseDogX
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' did this explicitly in S4. Each episode of the season exclusively followed a specific member of the household over the same time period.

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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' did this explicitly in S4. Each episode of the season exclusively followed a specific member of the household over the same time period. the opening credits were even [[CouchGag tailored]] to make it clear which character was going to be the focus of that episode.
20th Nov '16 10:34:20 AM dasuberkaiser
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' has an after story section of character quest chapters, created sorely to develop characters in the party. Even [[GenkiGirl Norma]] gets to [[TrueArtIsAngsty angst]] thanks to this feature.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' Compilation. We have ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' focusing on [[TheQuietOne Vincent Valentine]], ''VideoGame/BeforeCrisis'' focusing on [[PunchClockVillain the Turks]], ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' focusing on [[DoomedByCanon Zack Fair,]] and a two-episode anime featuring Denzel, a kid from the ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' movie.
* Torneko Taloon of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' is popular enough that there's a number of mystery dungeon sequel-spinoff games featuring him continue his journey for a fortune as the greatest merchant. Yangus from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' received a similar benefit.
* Liara T'Soni of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series got a lot of this, starting with the "Genesis" digital comic (which allowed people who hadn't played Mass Effect 1 to play a resume of it in the second opus), it continued with the Lair of The Shadowbroker DLC, in which she plays a central role. This carried over into the third game, in which she is promoted to TheLancer and has more cut-scenes and is required to accompany you to more missions then any other companion. Aria T'Loak is given this treatment in the Omega DLC, and, while [[DownplayedTrope less evident]], Urdnot Wrex is this to the Citadel DLC.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'': Some characters (particularly Vivi and Garnet) recieve significant focus, to the detriment of other characters (most noticeably, Freya, whose personal story line is completely dropped early on in Disc 2 and not picked back up until the very end of the game).
* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' becomes one when you meet Elizabeth and have her traveling with you throughout the game, with only one specific area dedicated to Booker.
* Robert was the protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Art of Fighting 3]]'', which had him revisit the fictional city of Glasshill, Mexico to protect his childhood friend, Friea Lawrence, from their mutual friend, Wyler. After a confrontation with Ryo[[note]]who had also come to Glasshill in search of him, at Karmen's request[[/note]], whom Robert defeats, he went onto to face [[TheDragon Sinclair]] and finally Wyler, himself; defeating them as well.
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' has an after story section of character quest chapters, created sorely to develop characters in the party. Even [[GenkiGirl Norma]] gets to [[TrueArtIsAngsty angst]] thanks to this feature.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' Compilation. We have ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' focusing on [[TheQuietOne Vincent Valentine]], ''VideoGame/BeforeCrisis'' focusing on [[PunchClockVillain the Turks]], ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' focusing on [[DoomedByCanon Zack Fair,]] and a two-episode anime featuring Denzel, a kid from the ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' movie.
* Torneko Taloon of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' is popular enough that there's a number of mystery dungeon sequel-spinoff games featuring him continue his journey for a fortune as the greatest merchant. Yangus from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' received a similar benefit.
* Liara T'Soni of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series got a lot of this, starting with the "Genesis" digital comic (which allowed people who hadn't played Mass Effect 1 to play a resume of it in the second opus), it continued with the Lair of The Shadow Broker DLC, in which she plays a central role. This carried over into the third game, in which she is promoted to TheLancer and has more cut-scenes and is required to accompany you to more missions then any other companion. Aria T'Loak is given this treatment in the Omega DLC, and, while [[DownplayedTrope less evident]], Urdnot Wrex is this to the Citadel DLC.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'': Some characters (particularly Vivi and Garnet) recieve significant focus, to the detriment of other characters (most noticeably, Freya, whose personal story line is completely dropped early on in Disc 2 and not picked back up until the very end of the game).
* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' becomes one when you meet Elizabeth and have her traveling with you throughout the game, with only one specific area dedicated to Booker.
* Robert was the protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Art of Fighting 3]]'', which had him revisit the fictional city of Glasshill, Mexico to protect his childhood friend, Friea Lawrence, from their mutual friend, Wyler. After a confrontation with Ryo[[note]]who had also come to Glasshill in search of him, at Karmen's request[[/note]], whom Robert defeats, he went onto to face [[TheDragon Sinclair]] and finally Wyler, himself; defeating them as well.
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29th Oct '16 3:53:05 PM DustSnitch
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* A part of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, since there are a dozen different writers. About half the main and side characters got their own focus stories just over Christmas vacation. Aquerna's Christmas story apparently turned her into a semi-main character.


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* ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'':
** The Yellow Guy has the biggest role of the three main puppets in the third episode, as the other two are off having a picnic away from the episode's Teacher.
** Similarly, the fourth episode focuses moreso on Red Guy and his tendencies as an OnlySaneMan.
** The Duck Guy is the central focus of the fifth episode, coming more into conflict with this episode's Teachers than normal.


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* A part of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, since there are a dozen different writers. About half the main and side characters got their own focus stories just over Christmas vacation. Aquerna's Christmas story apparently turned her into a semi-main character.
22nd Aug '16 6:49:53 AM Scabbard
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* Liara T'Soni of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series got a lot of this, starting with the "Genesis" digital comic (which allowed people who hadn't played Mass Effect 1 to play a resume of it in the second opus), it continued with the Lair of The Shadowbroker DLC, in which she plays a central role. This carried over into the third game, in which she is promoted to TheLancer and have more cut-scenes and are required to acompine you to more missions then any other companion. Aria T'Loak is given this treatment in the Omega DLC, and, while [[DownplayedTrope less evident]], Urdnot Wrex is this to the Citadel DLC.

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* Liara T'Soni of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series got a lot of this, starting with the "Genesis" digital comic (which allowed people who hadn't played Mass Effect 1 to play a resume of it in the second opus), it continued with the Lair of The Shadowbroker DLC, in which she plays a central role. This carried over into the third game, in which she is promoted to TheLancer and have has more cut-scenes and are is required to acompine accompany you to more missions then any other companion. Aria T'Loak is given this treatment in the Omega DLC, and, while [[DownplayedTrope less evident]], Urdnot Wrex is this to the Citadel DLC.
22nd Aug '16 6:47:20 AM Scabbard
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** The entire [=SuperS=] season took a lot of criticism for giving Chibiusa a much larger role, to the point where she split main character status with Sailor Moon (including requiring Chibiusa to help her transform and to finish off the season's monsters.) The manga version of that story arc ''did'' give Chibiusa a larger role, but not at the expense of other main characters also having their own storylines (such as the Outer Senshi, who got written out of that season of the anime but played a major role in the manga).

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** The entire [=SuperS=] season took a lot of criticism for giving Chibiusa a much larger role, to the point where she split main character status with Sailor Moon (including requiring Chibiusa to help her transform and to finish off the season's monsters.) monsters). The manga version of that story arc ''did'' give Chibiusa a larger role, but not at the expense of other main characters also having their own storylines (such as the Outer Senshi, who got written out of that season of the anime but played a major role in the manga).
2nd Jul '16 4:14:06 AM thatmadork
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The central focus of Volume 3 is arguably [[TheBigGuy Yang]], who previously had comparatively little screen-time and no real CharacterDevelopment. [[spoiler:By the end of the Volume, she's a bedridden, depressed wreck, missing an arm, disgraced in the eyes of the world and has lost her friends, her school and her career in one fell swoop.]]
14th May '16 7:46:49 AM Doug86
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* In keeping with the "angsty characters are more interesting" sentiment common to this trope, Wolverine has wandered off on his own in every incarnation of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} for various reasons - seeking answers to his past, in pursuit of the villain du jour or just because he's had a fight with one of the other X-Men.

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* In keeping with the "angsty characters are more interesting" sentiment common to this trope, Wolverine has wandered off on his own in every incarnation of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Comicbook/XMen for various reasons - seeking answers to his past, in pursuit of the villain du jour or just because he's had a fight with one of the other X-Men.
10th May '16 7:43:03 AM cricri3007
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* Liara T'Soni of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series got a lot of this, starting with the Lair of The Shadowbroker DLC, in which she plays a central role. This carried over into the third game, in which she is promoted to TheLancer and have more cut-scenes and are required to acompine you to more missions then any other companion. Aria T'Loak is given this treatment in the Omega DLC, and, while [[DownplayedTrope less evident]], Urdnot Wrex is this to the Citadel DLC.

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* Liara T'Soni of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series got a lot of this, starting with the "Genesis" digital comic (which allowed people who hadn't played Mass Effect 1 to play a resume of it in the second opus), it continued with the Lair of The Shadowbroker DLC, in which she plays a central role. This carried over into the third game, in which she is promoted to TheLancer and have more cut-scenes and are required to acompine you to more missions then any other companion. Aria T'Loak is given this treatment in the Omega DLC, and, while [[DownplayedTrope less evident]], Urdnot Wrex is this to the Citadel DLC.
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