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17th Jul '17 10:47:27 PM scootermark
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* ''Series/NewsRadio'': After dealing with Bill's death in the first episode of the fifth season, his replacement, Max Louis, is introduced in the next episode.

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* ''Series/NewsRadio'': After dealing with Bill's death in the first episode of the fifth season, his replacement, Max Louis, is introduced in the next episode. Partially justified: it's a radio station and they do need an announcer (but not necessarily a wacky announcer).
19th Apr '17 1:34:07 PM PDL
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* With each new generation of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (besides [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Generation II]]), Ash is accompanied by a different female companion. Misty ([[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Original]] [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Series]]) is succeeded by May (''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Advanced Generation]]''), then Dawn (''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond & Pearl]]''), then Iris (''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Best]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Wishes!]]''), then Serena (''[[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY XY]]''). Note that each character from May on is the female player character from her respective games (whereas Ash starts wearing the outfits inspired by the male PC beginning with ''D/P''). Starting with ''Best Wishes!'', Ash's male companion is also different and largely serves in the same roles (being a Gym Leader, TheLancer and a TeamChef).

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* With each new generation of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (besides [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Generation II]]), Ash is accompanied by a different female companion. Misty ([[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Original]] [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Series]]) is succeeded by May (''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Advanced Generation]]''), then Dawn (''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond & Pearl]]''), then Iris (''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Best]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Wishes!]]''), then Serena (''[[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY XY]]''). Note that each character from May on is the female player character from her respective games (whereas Ash starts wearing the outfits inspired by the male PC beginning with ''D/P''). Starting with ''Best Wishes!'', Ash's male companion is also different and largely serves in the same roles (being a Gym Leader, TheLancer and a TeamChef). This trend largely ended with the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]]'' series due to {{ReTool}}ing the general plot from traveling around the region with constant companions to Ash attending a school with his classmates not appearing in every episode.
19th Apr '17 1:18:06 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' is based around the idea of three specific [[WitchSpecies witch]] sisters who are {{The Chosen One}}s because they have "the Power of Three." So what to do when one of those sisters is McLeaned? Reveal that there was a ''fourth'' sister [[LongLostRelative they didn't know about]]! To be fair, it worked surprisingly well--their mom's [[MalignedMixedMarriage affair with her Whitelighter]] was already established, providing a good reason for Paige to be given up for adoption, and her sudden appearance after Prue's death was {{Justified}} as the result of a spell to reconstitute the Power of Three (which her appearance made possible).

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' is based around the idea of three specific [[WitchSpecies witch]] sisters who are {{The Chosen One}}s because they have "the Power of Three." So what to do when one of those sisters is McLeaned? Reveal that there was a ''fourth'' sister [[LongLostRelative they didn't know about]]! To be fair, [[TropesAreTools it worked surprisingly well--their well]]--their mom's [[MalignedMixedMarriage affair with her Whitelighter]] was already established, providing a good reason for Paige to be given up for adoption, and her sudden appearance after Prue's death was {{Justified}} as the result of {{Justified}}: Piper cast a spell to reconstitute reestablish the Power of Three (which her appearance made possible).Three, and that drew Paige into a position where it could happen.
28th Jan '17 11:44:41 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' is based around the idea of three specific [[WitchSpecies witch]] sisters who are {{The Chosen One}}s because they have "the Power of Three." So what to do when one of those sisters is McLeaned? Reveal that there was a ''fourth'' sister [[LongLostRelative they didn't know about]]! To be fair, it worked surprisingly well--their mom's [[MalignedMixedMarriage affair with her Whitelighter]] was already established, providing a good reason for Paige to be given up for adoption, and her sudden appearance after Prue's death was {{Justified}} as the result of a spell to reconstitute the Power of Three (which her appearance made possible).
28th Jan '17 11:36:23 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann,'' [[TheHeart Nui]] shows up one episode after [[spoiler:[[DecoyProtagonist Kamina]]'s is KilledOffForReal]]. In some ways she serves as a {{Foil}} for him, providing calm encouragement in contrast to...[[BadassBoast w]][[TheBerserker e]][[BoisterousBruiser l]][[FountainOfMemes l]]...

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* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann,'' [[TheHeart Nui]] shows up one episode after [[spoiler:[[DecoyProtagonist Kamina]]'s Kamina]] is KilledOffForReal]]. In some ways she serves as a {{Foil}} for him, providing calm encouragement in contrast to...[[BadassBoast w]][[TheBerserker e]][[BoisterousBruiser l]][[FountainOfMemes l]]...
28th Jan '17 11:35:58 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann,'' [[TheHeart Nui]] shows up one episode after [[spoiler:[[DecoyProtagonist Kamina]]'s is KilledOffForReal]]. In some ways she serves as a {{Foil}} for him, providing calm encouragement in contrast to...[[BadassBoast w]][[TheBerserker e]][[BoisterousBruiser l]][[FountainOfMemes l]]...
20th Jul '16 7:56:32 PM X2X
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* With each new generation of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (besides [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Generation II]]), Ash is accompanied by a different female companion. Misty ([[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Original]] [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Series]]) is succeeded by May (''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Advanced Generation]]''), then Dawn (''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond & Pearl]]''), then Iris (''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Best]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Wishes!]]''), then Serena (''[[VideoGamePokemonXAndY XY]]''). Note that each character from May on is the female player character from her respective games (whereas Ash starts wearing the outfits inspired by the male PC beginning with ''D/P''). Starting with ''Best Wishes!'', Ash's male companion is also different and largely serves in the same roles (being a Gym Leader, TheLancer and a TeamChef).

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* With each new generation of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (besides [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Generation II]]), Ash is accompanied by a different female companion. Misty ([[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Original]] [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Series]]) is succeeded by May (''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Advanced Generation]]''), then Dawn (''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond & Pearl]]''), then Iris (''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Best]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Wishes!]]''), then Serena (''[[VideoGamePokemonXAndY (''[[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY XY]]''). Note that each character from May on is the female player character from her respective games (whereas Ash starts wearing the outfits inspired by the male PC beginning with ''D/P''). Starting with ''Best Wishes!'', Ash's male companion is also different and largely serves in the same roles (being a Gym Leader, TheLancer and a TeamChef).



20th Jul '16 7:54:36 PM X2X
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* With each new generation of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (besides generation II), Ash is accompanied by a different female companion. Misty (The Original Series) is succeeded by May (Pokemon Advanced Generation), then Dawn (Pokemon Diamond and Pearl), then Iris (Best Wishes), then Serena (Pokemon X and Y). Starting with Best Wishes, Ash's male companion is also different and largely serves in the same roles (being a gym leader, TheLancer and a TeamChef.)

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* With each new generation of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (besides generation II), [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Generation II]]), Ash is accompanied by a different female companion. Misty (The Original Series) ([[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Original]] [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Series]]) is succeeded by May (Pokemon (''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Advanced Generation), Generation]]''), then Dawn (Pokemon (''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond and Pearl), & Pearl]]''), then Iris (Best Wishes), (''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Best]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Wishes!]]''), then Serena (Pokemon X and Y). (''[[VideoGamePokemonXAndY XY]]''). Note that each character from May on is the female player character from her respective games (whereas Ash starts wearing the outfits inspired by the male PC beginning with ''D/P''). Starting with Best Wishes, ''Best Wishes!'', Ash's male companion is also different and largely serves in the same roles (being a gym leader, Gym Leader, TheLancer and a TeamChef.)
TeamChef).



** However, there are many instances where you don't have a full party in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. A better (but one-time) example is in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', where [[spoiler: you add Krile to your party literally the moment Galuf dies.]] The new character even gets all the old character's skills and equipment, making it feel like all you've really done is a sprite change (though she ''is'' a significantly different character).
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. You have your core 3 characters, and the fourth one dies, leaves, gets separated, dies, or [[RuleOfThree dies]]. You don't get your final party until towards three quarter of the way through [[spoiler: and that's your original party from the original cutscene]]. This is a nuisance seeing as the grinding system in this game depends on repeating one action repeatedly in order to become better with that action, so your fourth party members (with [[WhiteMage one exception]]) are all all but useless.

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** However, there are many instances where you don't have a full party in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. A better (but one-time) example is in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', where [[spoiler: you [[spoiler:you add Krile to your party literally the moment Galuf dies.]] dies]]. The new character even gets all the old character's skills and equipment, making it feel like all you've really done is a sprite change (though she ''is'' a significantly different character).
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. You have your core 3 characters, and the fourth one dies, leaves, gets separated, dies, or [[RuleOfThree dies]]. You don't get your final party until towards three quarter of the way through [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and that's your original party from the original cutscene]]. This is a nuisance seeing as the grinding system in this game depends on repeating one action repeatedly in order to become better with that action, so your fourth party members (with [[WhiteMage one exception]]) are all all but useless.



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' (and to a lesser extent, 2) uses a lot of them for characters that died in the previous games. For example, if Wrex died in the first game, he's replaced by his brother Wreav going forward. The replacement characters are usually worse when it comes to the outcomes of their story-arcs, though.
* You are the replacement astronaut in {{VideoGame/Rama}} after the mission commander's mysterious death.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' Gives us Albert after [[spoiler: Lavitz is killed]] and Miranda after [[spoiler: Shana loses the power of her dragoon spirit.]] Both join the party immediately after their predecessors can no longer travel with the party.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' (and to a lesser extent, 2) ''[[VideoGame/MassEffect2 2]]'') uses a lot of them for characters that died in the previous games. For example, if Wrex died in the first game, he's replaced by his brother Wreav going forward. The replacement characters are usually worse when it comes to the outcomes of their story-arcs, though.
* You are the replacement astronaut in {{VideoGame/Rama}} ''VideoGame/{{Rama}}'' after the mission commander's mysterious death.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' Gives gives us Albert after [[spoiler: Lavitz [[spoiler:Lavitz is killed]] and Miranda after [[spoiler: Shana [[spoiler:Shana loses the power of her dragoon spirit.]] spirit]]. Both join the party immediately after their predecessors can no longer travel with the party.
24th Feb '16 1:59:57 PM Loyal2NES
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* In ''VideoGame/LunarDragonSong'', Lucia leaves your party a short way into the game. Unfortunately, she's the party healer. Fortunately, Flora joins your party shortly thereafter and brings her own healing with her.
25th Dec '15 1:56:37 PM Vir
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