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30th Nov '17 2:37:19 PM TrollBrutal
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* This happens outside the music industry. Bet you can't name more than two men who walked on the moon.



* The leaders of the Soviet Union. Pretty much everyone knows Lenin and Stalin, and most people should also be able to name Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev; but just how few can name all eight? [[note]]The other three were Georgy Malenkov, wedged between Stalin and Khrushchev; Yuri Andropov, who followed Brezhnev; and Konstantin Chernenko, who replaced Andropov and preceded Gorbachev. This is primarily due to the fact that all three men led for a very short time[[/note]].
* The modern presidents of Russia -- There's Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, and...the other guy?[[note]]Dmitri Medvedev, who served for a few years in between Putin's two terms and took over the office of Prime Minister once Putin returned to the presidency.[[/note]]
* Not too many people outside of Germany can name any member of the Nazi party besides Hitler. The only other well known leaders of Germany are Otto von Bismarck, Wilhelm II, Helmut Kohl, and Angela Merkel.
* Israel's prime ministers were David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu. Apparently, nobody outside Israel has ever heard of Moshe Sharett, Levi Eshkol, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir, Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, and Ehud Olmert. And how many people even know they have presidents, and that they're ''not'' the prime ministers? (Peres was the only person to serve in both offices).
* The Trump family? Obviously Donald, the de facto head of the family and 45th President of the United States is the first to come to mind. His daughter Ivanka is a runner-up though, due to being in the spotlight both as a socialite (formerly) and and as a political adviser to Donald (currently). Most can't name the numerous wives he had (except Melania, his current wife), his four other kids (at least, before Donald Jr.-Russia scandal broke), his grandkids, and his other relatives. Another member that's well-known is someone who isn't even a bloodline relative, Jared Kushner (Ivanka's husband).
** The Trump administration team? Obviously it's President Trump again. Other than him (and his family members on the team), the names most people will know are Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Education Betsy [=DeVos=], former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway, former Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci, and Press Secretaries Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Also, Rick Perry and Ben Carson, although they're less known for their roles in the Trump cabinet than as former Presidential candidates.
30th Nov '17 2:26:07 PM TrollBrutal
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* The Heavy from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. His "Meet the Team" video came out first, and he's in the center of the game's loosely-defined "cover art". And he's also a loud, funny Russian guy, which helps a lot.
* [[TimeMaster Tracer]] is easily ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''[='=]s most recognizable character, being the SeriesMascot and all, and loved for being an endearing BadassAdorable. Thanks to ''very'' fervent fandom love and MemeticMutation, the [[UpToEleven even cuter]] [[GamerChick D.Va]] rivals Tracer herself in terms of recognizability.
* [=GLaDOS=] is ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''s most well-known character, even more so than the actual protagonist Chell.



* ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'': There were thirty kids originally, but few will deny that Pablo Sanchez was the franchise's face.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Let's face it. Most people who're not into the game only know Pikachu, one of the most famous {{Series Mascot}}s in Japanese media. Charizard is treated as this to a lesser extent, due to its PopularityPower and WolverinePublicity within the franchise, as well as the [[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} trading card game]] and ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' making it coveted among the most casual fans.
* Scorpion will always be the face of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat''. Sub-Zero is a close second. Liu Kang is probably third.
* Ryu in ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', for being the SeriesMascot and archetypical {{Shotoclone}}. [[KickChick Chun-Li]] isn't far behind for being one of the most recognizable characters in fighting games, and often appears alongside Ryu in crossovers.
30th Nov '17 2:23:28 PM TrollBrutal
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* NBA: The standout player, though more often than not it's a duo (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar\Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal\Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade\Shaquille O'Neal) or there's always an equally famous wingman (i.e. Scottie Pippen for Usefulnotes/MichaelJordan)
** Cleveland Cavaliers
*** 2003-2010: [=LeBron=] James
*** 2010-2011: Antawn Jamison
*** 2011-2014: Kyrie Irving
*** 2014-present: [[HesBack LeBron James]]
** Oklahoma City Thunder
*** 2008-2016: Kevin Durant
*** 2016-present: Russell Westbrook
** Portland Trail Blazers
*** 1974-78: Bill Walton
*** 1983-95: Clyde Drexler
*** 2006-11: Brandon Roy
*** 2011-2015: [=LaMarcus=] Aldridge
*** 2016-present: Damian Lillard
* NFL: Usually the starting quarterback of each team, but it can vary.
** Denver Broncos
*** 1983-1998: John Elway
*** 2010-2012: Tim Tebow
*** 2012-2016: Peyton Manning
** Indianapolis Colts
*** 1998-2011: Peyton Manning
*** 2011-2012: none
*** 2012-present: Andrew Luck
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[[folder:Sports]]
* NBA: The standout player, though more often than not it's a duo (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar\Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal\Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade\Shaquille O'Neal) or there's always an equally famous wingman (i.e. Scottie Pippen for Usefulnotes/MichaelJordan)
** Cleveland Cavaliers
*** 2003-2010: [=LeBron=] James
*** 2010-2011: Antawn Jamison
*** 2011-2014: Kyrie Irving
*** 2014-present: [[HesBack LeBron James]]
** Oklahoma City Thunder
*** 2008-2016: Kevin Durant
*** 2016-present: Russell Westbrook
** Portland Trail Blazers
*** 1974-78: Bill Walton
*** 1983-95: Clyde Drexler
*** 2006-11: Brandon Roy
*** 2011-2015: [=LaMarcus=] Aldridge
*** 2016-present: Damian Lillard
* NFL: Usually the starting quarterback of each team, but it can vary.
** Denver Broncos
*** 1983-1998: John Elway
*** 2010-2012: Tim Tebow
*** 2012-2016: Peyton Manning
** Indianapolis Colts
*** 1998-2011: Peyton Manning
*** 2011-2012: none
*** 2012-present: Andrew Luck
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30th Nov '17 2:21:06 PM TrollBrutal
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This trope also applies in other media, where one character (lead, major character or otherwise) ends up being the most famous and recognized in the work. Minor characters who fall under this are ''particularly'' strong examples of the EnsembleDarkhorse trope.

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This trope also applies in other media, where one character (lead, major character or otherwise) ends up being the most famous and recognized in the work. Minor characters who fall under this are ''particularly'' strong examples of the EnsembleDarkhorse trope.



* Face it, there's a lot of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' merchandise and promotions where Gibbs dramatically overshadows the rest of the main characters (even the page picture on this wiki is subject to this), although to be fair, Mark Harmon has had a significant part in the series aside from just his acting. In-universe, Gibbs is the ''literal'' posterboy for NCIS.
* Among the EnsembleCast of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Tyrion and Daenerys are the most well-known characters and can be easily recognized even among non-fans, for having easily identifiable traits ("anti-heroic dwarf" and "dragon-taming princess", respectively) and for [[spoiler:having survived all 7 seasons thus far]].
27th Nov '17 10:05:05 AM Chasem
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This trope also applies in other media, where one character (lead, major character or otherwise) ends up being the most famous and recognized in the work. Minor characters who fall under this are ''particularly'' strong examples of the EnsembleDarkhorse trope.
22nd Nov '17 1:58:13 PM Chasem
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Let's face it. Most people who're not into the game only know Pikachu, one of the most famous {{Series Mascot}}s in Japanese media. Charizard is treated as this to a lesser extent, due to its PopularityPower and WolverinePublicity within the franchise.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Let's face it. Most people who're not into the game only know Pikachu, one of the most famous {{Series Mascot}}s in Japanese media. Charizard is treated as this to a lesser extent, due to its PopularityPower and WolverinePublicity within the franchise.franchise, as well as the [[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} trading card game]] and ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' making it coveted among the most casual fans.
22nd Nov '17 1:34:21 PM Chasem
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* Among the EnsembleCast of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Tyrion and Daenerys are the most well-known characters and can be easily recognized even among non-fans, for having easily identifiable traits ("anti-heroic dwarf" and "dragon-taming princess", respectively) and for [[spoiler:having survived all 7 seasons thus far]].
22nd Nov '17 1:33:22 PM Chasem
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* Ryu in ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', for being the SeriesMascot and archetypical {{Shotoclone}}. [[KickChick Chun-Li]] isn't far behind for being one of the most recognizable characters in fighting games, and often appears alongside Ryu in crossovers.
22nd Nov '17 1:31:14 PM Chasem
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* Tracer is easily ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''[='=]s most recognizable character, being the SeriesMascot and all, and loved for being an endearing BadassAdorable. Thanks to ''very'' fervent fandom love and MemeticMutation, the [[UpToEleven even cuter]] GamerChick D.Va rivals Tracer in this department.

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* Tracer [[TimeMaster Tracer]] is easily ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''[='=]s most recognizable character, being the SeriesMascot and all, and loved for being an endearing BadassAdorable. Thanks to ''very'' fervent fandom love and MemeticMutation, the [[UpToEleven even cuter]] GamerChick [[GamerChick D.Va Va]] rivals Tracer herself in this department.terms of recognizability.
22nd Nov '17 1:27:44 PM Chasem
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* Tracer is easily ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''[='=]s most recognizable character. Though this is downplayed by ''Overwatch'' having a massive roster of characters who've become recognizable by casuals in their own right, such as Reaper, Winston, Widowmaker, Soldier: 76, D.Va, Reinhardt, [=McCree=], Mercy, Genji, and Bastion.

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* Tracer is easily ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''[='=]s most recognizable character. Though character, being the SeriesMascot and all, and loved for being an endearing BadassAdorable. Thanks to ''very'' fervent fandom love and MemeticMutation, the [[UpToEleven even cuter]] GamerChick D.Va rivals Tracer in this is downplayed by ''Overwatch'' having a massive roster of characters who've become recognizable by casuals in their own right, such as Reaper, Winston, Widowmaker, Soldier: 76, D.Va, Reinhardt, [=McCree=], Mercy, Genji, and Bastion.department.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Let's face it. Most people who're not into the game only know Pikachu and Meowth. ''Maybe'' you'll get Charizard, Squirtle, Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, and Lucario (all aside from Meowth having been playable in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. Of the human characters, only [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash, Jessie and James,]] [[AdaptationDisplacement all from the anime]], are well-known in the mainstream, much to the annoyance of game fans. The other characters most people will know are Misty and Brock (more as Ash's travel companions than as gym leaders).

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Let's face it. Most people who're not into the game only know Pikachu and Meowth. ''Maybe'' you'll get Charizard, Squirtle, Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, and Lucario (all aside from Meowth having been playable in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. Of Pikachu, one of the human characters, only [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash, Jessie and James,]] [[AdaptationDisplacement all from the anime]], are well-known in the mainstream, much to the annoyance of game fans. The other characters most people will know are Misty famous {{Series Mascot}}s in Japanese media. Charizard is treated as this to a lesser extent, due to its PopularityPower and Brock (more as Ash's travel companions than as gym leaders).WolverinePublicity within the franchise.
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