History Main / DemotedToExtra

12th Apr '17 11:47:20 AM icewaterfire22
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We have a member of the supporting cast. They're important to the plot. Although, like any other minor character, they fall OutOfFocus at times. Then comes the sequel, or a new season, or the adaptation, or TheMovie, and... hey, where'd they go? They weren't completely written out, but they just weren't good enough to keep what importance they had in the original. The character's fanbase will complain, while everyone else may just accept it as the status quo.

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We have a member of the supporting cast. They're important to the plot. Although, like any other minor character, they fall OutOfFocus at times. Then comes the sequel, or a new season, or the adaptation, or TheMovie, and... hey, where'd they go? They weren't completely written out, but they just weren't good enough to keep what importance they had in the original. The character's fanbase will complain, while everyone else may just accept it as the status quo.
11th Apr '17 7:33:45 PM buzzy
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** The out of universe reason is that Christopher Robin was a real person, and he had never been fond of the way he was portrayed in his father's books, even when he was a child. Up until his death, the real Christopher Robin was very picky about his portrayal in Disney's animated works.
11th Apr '17 6:18:33 PM NightShade96
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** ''DemotedToExtra/GameOfThrones''
11th Apr '17 12:18:03 PM Prfnoff
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* Bamm-Bamm has no dialogue in ''WesternAnimation/TheManCalledFlintstone''. Pebbles is largely unimportant, but gets two musical numbers (one of them helping to motivate Fred to continue his espionage job). Dino and Hoppy meanwhile only appear in an early scene, [[SmallRoleLBigImpact though it is fairly important as it helps kick off the plot]].

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* Bamm-Bamm has no dialogue in ''WesternAnimation/TheManCalledFlintstone''. Pebbles is largely unimportant, but gets two musical numbers (one of them helping to motivate Fred to continue his espionage job). Dino and Hoppy meanwhile only appear in an early scene, [[SmallRoleLBigImpact [[SmallRoleBigImpact though it is fairly important as it helps kick off the plot]].
2nd Apr '17 8:40:55 PM Prfnoff
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* ''On The Fastrack'' used to star Bob Shirt, but compared to the other characters, he was boring. For many years now, he has appeared almost exclusively in ensembles -- the only exception being him [[LampshadeHanging complaining about his reduced role at Fastrack]]. Another Bill Holbrook comic, ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', used to star Matt Havens. He hasn't appeared ''at all'' in the last decade.

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* ''On The Fastrack'' ''ComicStrip/OnTheFastrack'' used to star Bob Shirt, but compared to the other characters, he was boring. For many years now, he has appeared almost exclusively in ensembles -- the only exception being him [[LampshadeHanging complaining about his reduced role at Fastrack]]. Another Bill Holbrook comic, ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', used to star Matt Havens. He hasn't appeared ''at all'' in the last decade.



* This happens all the time in NewspaperComics -- the long-running American strip ''Nancy'' was initially based around the title character's aunt Fritzi (the original title was ''Fritzi Ritz'').
* Harry the Head was originally a major character in ''Oink!'', with his strip occupying a full page each issue, and having a number of multi-part adventures. In later editions, his strip had been reduced to an occasional three-frame gag.

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* This happens all the time in NewspaperComics -- the long-running American strip ''Nancy'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nancy}}'' was initially based around the title character's aunt Fritzi (the original title was ''Fritzi Ritz'').
* Harry the Head was originally a major character in ''Oink!'', ''ComicBook/{{Oink}}'', with his strip occupying a full page each issue, and having a number of multi-part adventures. In later editions, his strip had been reduced to an occasional three-frame gag.
11th Mar '17 5:32:39 PM MisterCPC
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* Bamm-Bamm has no dialogue in ''WesternAnimation/TheManCalledFlintstone''. Pebbles is largely unimportant, but gets two musical numbers (one of them helping to motivate Fred to continue his espionage job).

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* Bamm-Bamm has no dialogue in ''WesternAnimation/TheManCalledFlintstone''. Pebbles is largely unimportant, but gets two musical numbers (one of them helping to motivate Fred to continue his espionage job). Dino and Hoppy meanwhile only appear in an early scene, [[SmallRoleLBigImpact though it is fairly important as it helps kick off the plot]].
9th Feb '17 9:37:06 PM DavidDelony
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** Germany and Japan used to be major world military powers in the first half of the 20th century. America usedc to think that they would conquer the world [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld by buying it.]] Later they just follow their [[OvershadowedByAwesome much more powerful allies]]. This has also happened to Japan culturally and economically during the "Lost Decade" since its neighbors, China and South Korea, took over in electronics production. K-Pop has also garnered a worldwide following while J-pop languishes, though Anime still has a cult following. On the other hand Germany remains the most powerful economy of Europe, with the biggest population of any Western European nation and these days a model for a liberal constitutional Europe.

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** Germany and Japan used to be major world military powers in the first half of the 20th century. America usedc used to think that they would conquer the world [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld by buying it.]] Later they just follow their [[OvershadowedByAwesome much more powerful allies]]. This has also happened to Japan culturally and economically during the "Lost Decade" since its neighbors, China and South Korea, took over in electronics production. K-Pop has also garnered a worldwide following while J-pop languishes, though Anime still has a cult following. On the other hand Germany remains the most powerful economy of Europe, with the biggest population of any Western European nation and these days a model for a liberal constitutional Europe.
8th Jan '17 5:02:39 AM MeerkatMario
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** Before The Brooklyn Guy [[TheBusCameBack got back from the bus]] and [[AscendedExtra became a recurring character]], Officer Goodman was the guy who would often be seen [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands working different jobs]]. Since the Brooklyn Guy started making more appearances as of "Bowser Junior's Summer School Part 5", Goodman doesn't appear as often nowadays.
** Franchise/{{Shrek}} and Black Yoshi were also originally major characters, but their appearances became fewer and further between since Jeffy, a handicapped child, was dropped off at Mario's apartment.

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** Before The Brooklyn T. Guy [[TheBusCameBack got back from the bus]] and [[AscendedExtra became a recurring character]], Officer Goodman was the guy who would often be seen [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands working different jobs]]. Since the Brooklyn Guy started making more appearances as of "Bowser Junior's Summer School Part 5", Goodman doesn't appear as often nowadays.
nowadays, demoted to only being a news anchor.
** Franchise/{{Shrek}} and Black Yoshi were also originally major main characters, but their appearances became fewer and further between since Jeffy, a handicapped child, was dropped off at Mario's apartment.



* Apple has done this to its [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] products with the success of the iPad and iPhone.

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* Apple has done this to its [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] products with the success of the iPad iPhone and iPhone.iPad.
1st Jan '17 5:55:09 PM JulianLapostat
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** Italy was a global hegemon back when [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Rome had an empire]]. After the end of the Empire, the Peninsula became isolated city states that never had any real political unity until the 19th Century. Local FeudingFamilies as well as UsefulNotes/ThePope had major Continental and global influence but the center of power shifted away from Italy, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Post-Empire, it's had a far bigger role in art, philosophy, music, culture, science, cuisine, fashion and business then in military and political affairs, and the notable exceptions of its exterior military and political influence, Mussolini, Fascism and TheMafia, is not something Italians look upon with pride.

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** Italy was a global hegemon back when [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Rome had an empire]]. After the end of the Empire, the Peninsula became isolated city states that never had any real political unity until the 19th Century. Local FeudingFamilies as well as UsefulNotes/ThePope had major Continental and global influence but the center of power shifted away from Italy, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Post-Empire, [[MasterOfAll it's had a far bigger role in art, philosophy, music, culture, science, cuisine, fashion and business business]] then in military and political affairs, and the notable exceptions of its exterior military and political influence, Mussolini, Fascism and TheMafia, is not something Italians look upon with pride. pride.
1st Jan '17 5:52:41 PM JulianLapostat
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* Kaiser Wilhelm II was the most important political leader in the Continent between the 1890s to 1918. He loomed large as a villainous figure in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI propaganda. Then 1917-1918 comes around, UsefulNotes/RedOctober unleashes a revolution in Germany, the Kaiser abdicates and almost overnight, the Kaiser goes from center stage to minor footnote, passing the rest of his life in anonymity with hints of his later life known only to specialists interested in tying up loose ends.



** Italy was a global hegemon back when [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Rome had an empire]]. After the end of the Empire, the Peninsula became isolated city states that never had any real political unity until the 19th Century. Local FeudingFamilies as well as UsefulNotes/ThePope had major Continental and global influence but the center of power shifted away from Italy and the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. It's had a far bigger role in culture, science and business than in military affairs.

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** Italy was a global hegemon back when [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Rome had an empire]]. After the end of the Empire, the Peninsula became isolated city states that never had any real political unity until the 19th Century. Local FeudingFamilies as well as UsefulNotes/ThePope had major Continental and global influence but the center of power shifted away from Italy and Italy, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. It's Post-Empire, it's had a far bigger role in art, philosophy, music, culture, science science, cuisine, fashion and business than then in military affairs.and political affairs, and the notable exceptions of its exterior military and political influence, Mussolini, Fascism and TheMafia, is not something Italians look upon with pride.



** Germany and Japan used to be major world military powers in the first half of the 20th century. America used to think that they would conquer the world [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld by buying it.]] Later they just follow their [[OvershadowedByAwesome much more powerful allies]]. This has also happened to Japan culturally and economically during the "Lost Decade" since its neighbors, China and South Korea, took over in electronics production. K-Pop has also garnered a worldwide following while J-pop languishes, though Anime still has a cult following. On the other hand Germany remains the most powerful economy of Europe, with the biggest population of any Western European nation and these days a model for a liberal constitutional Europe.
** In the 19th Century, the sun never set on the British Empire. From UsefulNotes/WorldWarI to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the U.K. lost half of its colonies. Post-Brexit, it looks like the U.K. will be demoted even further on the world stage.
* Kaiser Wilhelm II was the most important political leader in the Continent between the 1890s to 1918. He loomed large as a villainous figure in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI propaganda. Then 1917-1918 comes around, UsefulNotes/RedOctober unleashes a revolution in Germany, the Kaiser abdicates and almost overnight, the Kaiser goes from center stage to minor footnote, passing the rest of his life in anonymity with hints of his later life known only to specialists interested in tying up loose ends.

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** Germany and Japan used to be major world military powers in the first half of the 20th century. America used usedc to think that they would conquer the world [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld by buying it.]] Later they just follow their [[OvershadowedByAwesome much more powerful allies]]. This has also happened to Japan culturally and economically during the "Lost Decade" since its neighbors, China and South Korea, took over in electronics production. K-Pop has also garnered a worldwide following while J-pop languishes, though Anime still has a cult following. On the other hand Germany remains the most powerful economy of Europe, with the biggest population of any Western European nation and these days a model for a liberal constitutional Europe.
** In the 19th Century, the sun never set on the British Empire. From UsefulNotes/WorldWarI to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the U.K. lost half nearly all of its colonies. Post-Brexit, It became second fiddle to the United States of America as a naval and economic power (formerly their backyard). Even the English Language is no longer their sole property since the best poets, novelists and dramatists of the 20th Century Anglophone were American and Irish (Creator/TSEliot, W. B. Yeats, Hart Crane, Creator/JamesJoyce, Creator/SamuelBeckett, G. B. Shaw), and England's biggest cultural contribution came from [[BritishInvasion British musicians]] influenced by ''American rock and roll''. England also became more and more marginal in the Continent and with Brexit, it looks like the U.K. will be demoted even further on the world stage.
* Kaiser Wilhelm II was the most important political leader in the Continent between the 1890s to 1918. He loomed large as a villainous figure in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI propaganda. Then 1917-1918 comes around, UsefulNotes/RedOctober unleashes a revolution in Germany, the Kaiser abdicates and almost overnight, the Kaiser goes from center stage to minor footnote, passing the rest of his life in anonymity with hints of his later life known only to specialists interested in tying up loose ends.
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