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18th May '16 9:02:53 PM kasterborous
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** Many of the other human cast members have suffered similar fates in recent years including Bob,Gordon and Gina.

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** Many of the other human cast members have suffered similar fates in recent years including Bob,Gordon Bob,Luis,Maria,Gordon and Gina.
18th May '16 8:59:28 PM kasterborous
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* Susan (Loretta Long) on ''Series/SesameStreet'' was part of the series' original human cast and remained a major character for almost 30 years, until around the late 90s when she was gradually phased out. By the 2010s, she only appeared in one episode per season; she made no new appearances in season 43, and in the 44th and 45th seasons she was reduced to just a backround extra.
** Many of the other human cast members have suffered similiar fates in recent years including Bob, Gordon,Maria and Gina.

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* Susan (Loretta Long) on ''Series/SesameStreet'' was part of the series' original human cast and remained a major character for almost 30 years, until around the late 90s when she was gradually phased out. By the 2010s, she only appeared in one episode per season; she made no new appearances in season 43, and in the 44th and 45th seasons she was reduced to just a backround background extra.
** Many of the other human cast members have suffered similiar similar fates in recent years including Bob, Gordon,Maria Bob,Gordon and Gina.Gina.
** This also often happens to human characters to gradually phase them out of the show so that viewers don't notice their absence too much when the actor eventually leaves. Other times characters are demoted because the actor may only be available to film a few episodes in each season.
2nd May '16 5:45:48 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'':
** Tony the Tiger was originally a major character, but his appearances got fewer and fewer as time went on.
** Princess Peach was Mario's original girlfriend, but broke up with him because she found out he was bald. Things went FromBadToWorse for Mario as time went on, as Peach saw him as an annoying StalkerWithACrush and sent him a [[HollywoodRestrainingOrder five-mile restraining order]]. Since Mario started dating Princess Rosalina, Peach's appearances became fewer and fewer, one of them being "[[ValentinesDayEpisode Mario's Valentine's Day Problem!]]", wherein Mario has to choose between dating [[BettyAndVeronica her or Rosalina]].
** 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.
14th Mar '16 9:25:17 AM Pichu-kun
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* A mid 2010s ''I Can't Believe It's Not Butter'' commercial has Fabio lampshade this by saying "I can't believe my role isn't bigger" when he cameos at the end. The commercial mostly focuses on two women eating. [[RuleOfFunny While on top of a whale.]]
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16th Feb '16 6:32:28 PM R1ck
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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, and everyone else may just accept it as the status quo. It's sad.

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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, and while everyone else may just accept it as the status quo. It's sad.
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3rd Feb '16 9:34:39 AM DracoKanji
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* After the UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy flopped, Gunpei Yokoi was given what amounted to a desk job and had no real power. He would later leave Nintendo entirely.

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* After the UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy flopped, Gunpei Yokoi was given what amounted to a desk job and had no real power. He would later Unusually for this trope, he actually meant to leave Nintendo entirely.with the Virtual Boy being his swan's song for Nintendo. He stuck around so that it wouldn't look like he was ''fired'' over the device, though it led to some oft-repeated theories about him being KickedUpstairs.
3rd Jan '16 2:29:49 PM ultimomant
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* Twilight Sparkle in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames''. As in, the ''original'' Twilight Sparkle -- [[AlternateSelf her native human world version]] (who was alluded to in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the original movie]] and made a cameo in TheStinger of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks the first sequel]]) gets a major role in the film, and causes the portal between both worlds to be sealed. After the entire plot plays out and things go back to normal, the original Twilight only crosses over to the human world in the film's last moments.
* Flash Sentry has also been pushed further into the background as the movies have progressed, most likely due to the backlash he garnered as a SatelliteLoveInterest.

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* Twilight Sparkle in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames''. As in, the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'':
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''original'' Twilight Sparkle -- [[AlternateSelf her native human world version]] (who was alluded to in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the original movie]] and made a cameo in TheStinger of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks the first sequel]]) gets a major role in the film, and causes the portal between both worlds to be sealed. After the entire plot plays out and things go back to normal, the original Twilight only crosses over to the human world in the film's last moments.
* ** Flash Sentry has also been pushed further into the background as the movies have progressed, most likely due to the backlash he garnered as a SatelliteLoveInterest.SatelliteLoveInterest.
** Snips and Snails, who had a major role in the first film and a comedy role in the second, and Trixie, who had a notable cameo in the first film and a major role in the second, have no lines in Friendship Games and only briefly appear in the background.



29th Dec '15 8:39:09 PM dsneybuf
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* In ''Theatre/TheWiz'' Toto is absent from the Oz section that makes up most of the musical. He only appears in Kansas. This doesn't apply to the 1978 movie loosely adapted from the musical: Dorothy gets whisked to Oz after completing her search for a runaway Toto, resulting in both of them going to the place together.

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* In ''Theatre/TheWiz'' ''Theatre/TheWiz'', an all-African-American musical of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', Toto is absent from the Oz section that makes up most of the musical. He doesn't accompany Dorothy to Oz, instead only appears appearing during scenes set in Kansas.Kansas. This was likely due to difficulties with training a dog. This doesn't apply to the 1978 movie loosely adapted from the musical: Dorothy gets whisked to Oz after completing her search for a runaway Toto, resulting in both of them going to the place together.
21st Dec '15 6:27:53 AM MrNickelodeon
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** After the ''Theatre/GhostbustersSpooktacular'' show closed down, the presence of ''Ghostbusters'' in the park was limited to just a simple street show, and nowadays it's merely limited to some third-party merchandise.
16th Dec '15 6:06:52 AM dsneybuf
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* In ''Theatre/TheWiz'' Toto is absent from the Oz section that makes up most of the musical. He only appears in Kansas. In the 1978 movie loosely adapted from the musical, Dorothy gets whisked to Oz after completing her search for a runaway Toto, resulting in both of them going to the place together.

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* In ''Theatre/TheWiz'' Toto is absent from the Oz section that makes up most of the musical. He only appears in Kansas. In This doesn't apply to the 1978 movie loosely adapted from the musical, musical: Dorothy gets whisked to Oz after completing her search for a runaway Toto, resulting in both of them going to the place together.
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