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2nd Dec '16 1:53:23 PM Pichu-kun
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** The little mermaid's sisters in original ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' story appear several times and even help her. In the Disney film, they only briefly appear (though they're given more screentime in the prequel film, cartoon series, books, and comics).



* In the Rankin/Bass animated version of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]'', Legolas and Gimli are reduced to background characters who have a few non speaking cameos, while Saruman doesn't appear at all.
** Faramir also crops up at the end. In a non-speaking moment with no explanation as to who he is. In order to give Éowyn a happy ending. The perils of AdaptationDistillation.

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* In the Rankin/Bass animated version of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]'', Legolas and Gimli are reduced to background characters who have a few non speaking cameos, while Saruman doesn't appear at all.
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all. Faramir also crops up at the end. In a non-speaking moment with no explanation as to who he is. In order to give Éowyn a happy ending. The perils of AdaptationDistillation.



*** A few other characters suffered this worse, namely Chief Powhattan, Nakoma, and Grandmother Willow, as they only appeared in the beginning before Pocahontas left for England. In fact, Grandmother Willow only appears in one scene in the entire movie for about a minute.

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*** ** A few other characters suffered this worse, namely Chief Powhattan, Nakoma, and Grandmother Willow, as they only appeared in the beginning before Pocahontas left for England. In fact, Grandmother Willow only appears in one scene in the entire movie for about a minute.
2nd Dec '16 1:10:31 PM Pichu-kun
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* In Balto 2: Wolf Quest, Balto is the only character from the first movie to get any significant screen time. All of the other characters from the first movie who appear at all only do so for a few scenes at the beginning, including Boris and Jenna.

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* In Balto ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}} 2: Wolf Quest, Quest'', Balto is the only character from the first movie to get any significant screen time. All of the other characters from the first movie who appear at all only do so for a few scenes at the beginning, including Boris and Jenna.



* Fun fact for {{Disney/Frozen}} fans. The lead characters from ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' were named Gerda and Kai. So where are they in the movie? Why, they're servants to Anna and Elsa, of course!
** Though they don't really resemble the original characters [[InNameOnly in any way except for their names.]] Their actual roles in the story were given to Elsa and Anna ([[CompositeCharacter who also doubled as the Snow Queen and - to a lesser extent - the Princess respectively.]])

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* Fun fact for {{Disney/Frozen}} ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' fans. The lead characters from ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' were named Gerda and Kai. So where are they in the movie? Why, they're servants to Anna and Elsa, of course!
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course! Though they don't really resemble the original characters [[InNameOnly in any way except for their names.]] Their actual roles in the story were given to Elsa and Anna ([[CompositeCharacter who also doubled as the Snow Queen and - to a lesser extent - the Princess respectively.]])


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* Faline's role in ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' was decreased compared to in the [[Literature/{{Bambi}} original book]]. Faline is Bambi's cousin in the book and has a twin brother named Gobo who was AdaptedOut. In the books, Bambi and his cousins meet often as fawns and spend a lot of time together (especially after their mothers start distancing themselves from their children after being weaned). In the film, Faline and Bambi meet once and don't meet again until they're adults. Faline and Bambi's courtship is also given more depth in the books, as is the process of [[spoiler:Bambi distancing himself from Faline]] which was left out of the film.
8th Nov '16 1:21:49 AM Anicomicgeek
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* While not big players in the opening arc of ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'', "Public Enemies", Lois Lane, Starfire, and Katana did have lines. In [[WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies its animated adaptation]], they do appear, but don't speak, with Lois Lane only appearing in the end. It's especially notable in Katana's case since in the comic, she was allied with Superman, Batman, and Power Girl.
2nd Nov '16 8:30:52 AM SebastianGray
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'':
** Aside from some old rules in ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' magazine (and one Apocalypse formation in ''Warzone: Damnos''), the Deathwatch have never had a substantial tabletop presence beyond the odd conversion kit.
** The Squats used to be their own army, with their own lists, units, and models, separate from the Imperium of Man but a trusted ally to it. These days they are an obscure bit of background fluff which is barely acknowledged as even being in the setting.
** Although no longer a playable model, Iyanna Arienal plays a large role in the 6th edition Iyanden Codex Supplement.
** Lost and the Damned didn't get an army codex for Fifth edition - unless you buy the [[CrackIsCheaper Imperial Armour books]].
** The C'tan went from being among the most fearsome beings in existence to being simply shards of their former power. On the tabletop the C'tan went from being HQ choices to their shards being Elite troops.
** Although no longer a playable model as of the 7th edition codex, Wazdakka Gutsmek is mentioned on the Warbikers Datasheet and his Waaagh! is marked on the map of major Ork activity.
** Although no longer a playable model, the Doom of Malan'tai has an entry in the Zoanthrope info page in the 6th edition codex.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'':
** Aside from some old rules in ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' magazine (and one Apocalypse formation in ''Warzone: Damnos''), the Deathwatch have never had a substantial tabletop presence beyond the odd conversion kit.
** The Squats used to be their own army, with their own lists, units,
Whenever Creator/GamesWorkshop, creators of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', stop producing rules, models, separate from the Imperium armies or settings for one of Man but a trusted ally to it. These days their games they are an obscure bit of will often continue to reference them in the background fluff which is barely acknowledged material and other media such as even being in the setting.
** Although no longer a playable model, Iyanna Arienal plays a large role in
novels produced by Black Library. Of particular note are the 6th edition Iyanden Codex Supplement.
** Lost and the Damned didn't get an
Squats who were once a mildly popular army codex for Fifth edition - unless you buy the [[CrackIsCheaper Imperial Armour books]].
** The C'tan went from being among the most fearsome beings in existence
''Warhammer 40,000'' but are now reduced to being simply shards of their former power. On the tabletop the C'tan went from being HQ choices to their shards being Elite troops.
** Although no longer a playable model as of the 7th edition codex, Wazdakka Gutsmek is
briefly mentioned on the Warbikers Datasheet and his Waaagh! is marked on the map of major Ork activity.
** Although no longer a playable model, the Doom of Malan'tai has an entry
in the Zoanthrope info page in background section of the 6th edition codex.rulebook.
25th Oct '16 3:07:23 PM kablammin45
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* [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Nemo's]] classmates Sheldon, Tad, and Pearl in ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''. They weren't exactly major characters in the first film, but they spend much of their appearances in the sequel as [[LivingProp Living Props]] in the class scenes. The Chicken Fish[[note]] you know, the "[[OneSceneWonder OH MY GOSH! NEMO'S SWIMMING OUT TO SEA!!]]" fish from the first film[[/note]] actually has more lines than them!
23rd Oct '16 6:28:24 PM siberia82
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15th Aug '16 1:17:10 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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** Even Mario himself isn't immune to being this, as he was originally the main star of the show before Bowser Junior became an AscendedExtra. As of "Mario the Babysitter!", most episodes involving him are about Jeffy.
11th Aug '16 8:19:00 AM AHI-3000
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* After the attacks on New York and the Pentagon, ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' became less of a life-comedy strip and commented more on world news. It takes few to commentate so the strip neglected everyone except Huey, Riley, Granddad, Tom and Caesar. Eventually a few characters were brought back though, Jazmin was mad that Huey wasn't worried about her while she was gone.

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* After the attacks on New York and the Pentagon, 9/11 attacks, ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' became less of a life-comedy slice-of-life comedy strip and commented more on world news. It takes few to commentate commentate, so the strip neglected everyone except Huey, Riley, Granddad, Tom Caesar, and Caesar. Tom. Eventually a few characters were brought back though, Jazmin back, though Jazmine was mad that Huey wasn't worried about her while she was gone.
6th Aug '16 3:40:13 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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** 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.
18th Jul '16 12:50:59 AM PaulA
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** Carlyle has stopped appearing in reviews, the last one with him being ClashOfTheTitans, only showing up to do ACOCO until eventually leaving that as well. This is actually because he has two other jobs reviewing movies and was burning out, so it was his own choice.

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** Carlyle has stopped appearing in reviews, the last one with him being ClashOfTheTitans, ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', only showing up to do ACOCO until eventually leaving that as well. This is actually because he has two other jobs reviewing movies and was burning out, so it was his own choice.
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