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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.
11th Jul '16 3:01:23 PM Adam43
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Toy Story}}: The Musical'', R.C. Car, who played an important role, even later in the film, only makes an appearance in one scene, unlike the film. Of course, before Woody can use R.C., Buzz notices the remote control to R.C. that Woody has, and then, Woody accidentally makes the lamp fall, which causes Buzz to fall out of the window. After this scene, R.C. is not seen again, thus causing a plot change later on, where [[spoiler: instead of Woody going back to get R.C. and Woody failing to use the match, but directs the sun's light to the fuse of the rocket that Buzz is attached to, Buzz tells Woody to grab onto him and prepare for liftoff, while one of the mutant toys uses the match to light the fuse, and both Woody and Buzz sing "To infinity and beyond!" and then fly off into the sky.]]
3rd Jul '16 5:12:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' has many examples, even after its MerchandiseDriven nature has faded. For instance, the Turaga: major side characters initially with a great story-importance, then got two full years devoted to their early lives, but from '06 onwards, they barely appeared in any scenes, and now... Where are they?

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has many examples, even after its MerchandiseDriven nature has faded. For instance, the Turaga: major side characters initially with a great story-importance, then got two full years devoted to their early lives, but from '06 onwards, they barely appeared in any scenes, and now... Where are they?
22nd Jun '16 3:54:44 AM gewunomox
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* ''Music/{{Pixies}}'' 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.

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* ''Music/{{Pixies}}'' ''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.
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.
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