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1st Aug '17 10:16:40 AM thelivingtoad
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* Cut Man and Guts Man, despite being two of the more well known Robot Masters, don't show up at all in the ''Megatainment'' album. There's been talk of making a ''Megatainment Pt. 2'', but ''Music/TheMegas'' have expressed a desire to finish the ''Mega Man 3'' album before they get to work on that, and there's the issue of how they're going to fill it with more than just the songs for those two.[[note]]Time Man and Oil Man were considered, but Entertainment System wasn't all that fond of their songs.[[/note]]

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* On Music/TheMegas album ''Megatainment'', Cut Man and Guts Man, despite being two of the more well known Robot Masters, don't show up at all in the ''Megatainment'' album.all. There's been talk of making a ''Megatainment Pt. 2'', but ''Music/TheMegas'' The Megas have expressed a desire to finish the ''Mega Man 3'' album before they get to work on that, and there's the issue of how they're going to fill it with more than just the songs for those two.[[note]]Time Man and Oil Man were considered, but Entertainment System wasn't all that fond of their songs.[[/note]]



** Before that, the band did this to ''Music/SydBarrett'', due to his drug use causing increasingly erratic behavior. He only appears on a few tracks on their second album.
* ''Music/ThePixies'' member Kim Deal was highly prominent on the debut album as a vocalist. On the following ones, not so much, as Black Francis started to develop an IAmTheBand attitude.
* ''Music/TheRollingStones'':

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** Before that, the band did this to ''Music/SydBarrett'', Music/SydBarrett, due to his drug use causing increasingly erratic behavior. He only appears on a few tracks on their second album.
* ''Music/ThePixies'' member Music/ThePixies bassist Kim Deal was highly prominent on the debut album as a vocalist. On the following ones, not so much, as Black Francis started to develop an IAmTheBand attitude.
attitude. When Francis broke the band up in 1993, he didn't even bother telling Deal personally, instead breaking the news to her through a fax.
* ''Music/TheRollingStones'':Music/TheRollingStones:



* This happened more and more to Alex Lifeson of ''{{Music/Rush}}'' as the 80s progressed, his guitars taking a back seat to Geddy Lee's synths. Starting around Roll The Bones, he's come back to the forefront.

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* This happened more and more to Alex Lifeson of ''{{Music/Rush}}'' {{Music/Rush}} as the 80s progressed, his guitars taking a back seat to Geddy Lee's synths. Starting around Roll The Bones, he's come back to the forefront.



* David Palmer, ''Music/SteelyDan'''s "original" lead singer (he only sang on three tracks on the first album, as well as in concerts) was bumped down to one of several backing vocalists for ''Countdown to Ecstasy''. No surprise that he's gone by ''Pretzel Logic'', since the band had abandoned touring.
* Ron Asheton of ''Music/TheStooges'' was bumped to bass on ''Raw Power''.
* In spite of their popularity and influence, ''Music/UriahHeep'' is less well remembered than other early metal groups, though they probably have more recognition in prog rock circles.
* Zero-G was one of the first ever ''Music/{{VOCALOID}}'''s, and yet he gets the ''least'' amount of recognition (and fanart).
* A factor in guitarist/keyboadist David Gregory's departure from ''Music/{{XTC}}''. Andy Partridge bought a synthesizer that allowed him to create string arrangements, something Gregory had done in the past.
* This happened to Dusty and Frank of ''Music/ZZTop'' on ''Eliminator'': despite them being credited on the album sleeve, Dusty's bass being replaced by keyboards[[note]]"Thug" and its keyboard slap bass that sounds like it escaped from the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' theme being the more obvious one[[/note]] and Frank by drum machines. For all intents and purposes, ''Eliminator'' is a Billy solo album (excepting Dusty's lead vocals on "I Got The Six" and "Bad Girl") with contributions by pre-production engineer Linden Hudson, who contributed drum machine programming and keyboard sequencing, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliminator_(album) and was alleged to have co-written most of the material, to the point that the band got into a legal conflict that was settled with him being granted the copyright to "Thug"]]. Hudson had also showed Billy some research he'd done previously that most popular rock songs used the tempo of 120 beats per minute, which influenced Billy to write most of the album's songs at that tempo. And when the combination of blues guitar and incongruously synthesised backing tracks sent the album to diamond status, the formula was repeated on ''Afterburner'' and ''Recycler'', and even led to the infamous [[TheNotRemix rereleases of the band's past albums that replaced Frank's drums with drum machines]]. While the band continued using electronic loops and synth elements, Dusty's bass and Frank's actual drums returned to prominence starting with ''Antenna'' and ''Rhythmeen''.

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* David Palmer, ''Music/SteelyDan'''s Music/SteelyDan's "original" lead singer (he only sang on three tracks on the first album, as well as in concerts) was bumped down to one of several backing vocalists for ''Countdown to Ecstasy''. No surprise that he's gone by ''Pretzel Logic'', since the band had abandoned touring.
touring and particularly because band leader Donald Fagen had grown dissatisfied with the way Palmer sang his songs.
* Ron Asheton of ''Music/TheStooges'' Music/TheStooges' was bumped to bass on ''Raw Power''.
* In spite of their popularity and influence, ''Music/UriahHeep'' Music/UriahHeep is less well remembered than other early metal groups, though they probably have more recognition in prog rock circles.
* Zero-G was one of the first ever ''Music/{{VOCALOID}}'''s, Music/{{VOCALOID}}'s, and yet he gets the ''least'' amount of recognition (and fanart).
* A factor in guitarist/keyboadist David Gregory's departure from ''Music/{{XTC}}''.Music/{{XTC}}. Andy Partridge bought a synthesizer that allowed him to create string arrangements, something Gregory had done in the past.
* This happened to Dusty and Frank of ''Music/ZZTop'' Music/ZZTop on ''Eliminator'': despite them being credited on the album sleeve, Dusty's bass being replaced by keyboards[[note]]"Thug" and its keyboard slap bass that sounds like it escaped from the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' theme being the more obvious one[[/note]] and Frank by drum machines. For all intents and purposes, ''Eliminator'' is a Billy solo album (excepting Dusty's lead vocals on "I Got The Six" and "Bad Girl") with contributions by pre-production engineer Linden Hudson, who contributed drum machine programming and keyboard sequencing, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliminator_(album) and was alleged to have co-written most of the material, to the point that the band got into a legal conflict that was settled with him being granted the copyright to "Thug"]]. Hudson had also showed Billy some research he'd done previously that most popular rock songs used the tempo of 120 beats per minute, which influenced Billy to write most of the album's songs at that tempo. And when the combination of blues guitar and incongruously synthesised backing tracks sent the album to diamond status, the formula was repeated on ''Afterburner'' and ''Recycler'', and even led to the infamous [[TheNotRemix rereleases of the band's past albums that replaced Frank's drums with drum machines]]. While the band continued using electronic loops and synth elements, Dusty's bass and Frank's actual drums returned to prominence starting with ''Antenna'' and ''Rhythmeen''.



* Hip-Hop DJ's; while still prominent on tours and the mix-tape circuit they have all but disappeared from mainstream media. In fact a cynic could say the same thing about all of the other "pillars of hip-hop".

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* Hip-Hop DJ's; [=DJs=]; while still prominent on tours and the mix-tape circuit they have all but disappeared from mainstream media. In fact a cynic could say the same thing about all of the other "pillars of hip-hop".
7th Jul '17 8:13:15 AM bobwolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'': Mater has only a few scenes after being the protagonist of Cars 2.
4th Jul '17 10:53:03 PM Loekman3
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--> -- '''Bulma'''[[note]]Who, ironically, joins in on the main plot in the next arc.[[/note]], ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged''

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--> -- '''Bulma'''[[note]]Who, ironically, joins in on the main plot in the next arc.[[/note]], ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged''
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25th May '17 12:17:36 PM rva98014
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* Alan Tudyk's roles in Creator/Disney movies have been increasingly cameoish: his first role was as King Candy in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', a minor antagonist [[spoiler:turned BigBad]], followed by the Duke of Weaseletown in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', another minor antagonist. Then Alistar Krei, a [[spoiler:red-herring villain and HonestCorporateExecutive]] in ''Disney/BigHero6'', and then Duke Weasleton, an extremely minor character in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. By ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', he's playing a chicken. Not a talking chicken, mind you - he just makes chicken noises. For the entire movie.
24th May '17 12:22:01 AM jtierney50
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* In ''Literature/LesMiserables'' (the book), Combferre and Courfeyrac are the Enjolras's second and third in command of Les Amis de'l ABC. In ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' (the show), they're shunted off to the side in favor of Marius and Grantaire, who receive much more attention.
** In the book, the Bishop of Digne is given at least a dozen chapters to explain his life in Digne and establish what kind of person he is, and presumably keeps in contact with Valjean, as the latter receives a letter when he dies. In the show, he is introduced in "Prologue/The Bishop", not even given a name beyond "The Bishop", and never seen again. Justified, in that spending that much time on a character whose effect on the work can be summed up in under ten minutes would completely wreck narrative flow (not that that ever stopped Victor Hugo).


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* In Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean, Barbossa - the main villain of the first movie and recurring character through the following four - is given a single scene at the beginning, where he leads the ''Wicked Wench'' on an attack against Puerto Dorado. Likewise, Davy Jones, villain of the second and third movies, is given a single mist screen that he eventually has to share with Blackbeard, villain of the fourth movie. Somewhat justified in that it's focusing on a new adventure and not one of Jack's previous ones.
24th May '17 12:10:05 AM jtierney50
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* Alan Tudyk's roles in Creator/Disney movies have been increasingly cameoish: his first role was as King Candy in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', a minor antagonist[[spoiler:cum BigBad]], followed by the Duke of Weaseletown in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', another minor antagonist. Then Alistar Krei, a [[spoiler:red-herring villain and HonestCorporateExecutive]] in ''Disney/BigHeroSix'', and then Duke Weasleton, an extremely minor character in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. By ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', he's playing a chicken. Not a talking chicken, mind you - he just makes chicken noises. For the entire movie.

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* Alan Tudyk's roles in Creator/Disney movies have been increasingly cameoish: his first role was as King Candy in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', a minor antagonist[[spoiler:cum antagonist [[spoiler:turned BigBad]], followed by the Duke of Weaseletown in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', another minor antagonist. Then Alistar Krei, a [[spoiler:red-herring villain and HonestCorporateExecutive]] in ''Disney/BigHeroSix'', ''Disney/BigHero6'', and then Duke Weasleton, an extremely minor character in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. By ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', he's playing a chicken. Not a talking chicken, mind you - he just makes chicken noises. For the entire movie.
24th May '17 12:08:46 AM jtierney50
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* Alan Tudyk's roles in Creator/Disney movies have been increasingly cameoish: his first role was as King Candy in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', a minor antagonist[[spoiler:cum BigBad]], followed by the Duke of Weaseletown in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', another minor antagonist. Then Alistar Krei, a [[spoiler:red-herring villain and HonestCorporateExecutive]] in ''Disney/BigHeroSix'', and then Duke Weasleton, an extremely minor character in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. By ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', he's playing a chicken. Not a talking chicken, mind you - he just makes chicken noises. For the entire movie.
16th May '17 9:54:42 AM ApatheticLark
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** In the 19th Century, the sun never set on the British Empire. From UsefulNotes/WorldWarI to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the U.K. lost nearly all of its colonies. 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.

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** In the 19th Century, the sun never set on the British Empire. From UsefulNotes/WorldWarI to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the U.K. lost nearly all of its colonies. 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 some of 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 one of England's biggest cultural contribution contributions 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.
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.
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