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11th Jan '17 2:53:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} fan fiction ''{{Trouble}}'', Harkness encounters the lone wanderer, the protagonist of the game, who goes through in-game quests off screen while the story takes place.

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* In the VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} fan fiction ''{{Trouble}}'', ''Fanfic/{{Trouble}}'', Harkness encounters the lone wanderer, the protagonist of the game, who goes through in-game quests off screen while the story takes place.
11th Jan '17 2:04:12 PM Discar
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->''"Everyone’s the lead in their own story, Administrator. Some roles are bigger, some smaller, but none are more ''important,'' understand?"''
-->--'''Glaistig Uaine''', ''Literature/{{Worm}}''

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->''"Everyone’s the lead in their own story, Administrator. Some roles are bigger, some smaller, but none are more ''important,'' '''important''', understand?"''
-->--'''Glaistig -->-- '''Glaistig Uaine''', ''Literature/{{Worm}}''
2nd Jan '17 2:31:35 PM nombretomado
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* The '''Portal''' series: In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' there are only two characters: Chell and GLaDOS. In VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} we are introduced to Wheatley, and we get to know more about Cave Johnson, founder of Aperture Science, and his assistant, Caroline. But there is another character that is not only common to both games, but is also ''crucial'' to the story, as in without his actions, there would be no story at all; and yet we never get to see him - but we find references to him and his work everywhere: [[MysteriousProtector "The Ratman"]]. Doug Rattman was a scientist working in the GLaDOS project, and became the only survivor after GLaDOS gassed everyone with Neurotoxins. He then managed to stay alive for several years, living in hiding, moving through the facilities using secret passages; and eventually succeeded in starting the events that lead to Chell facing GLaDOS, and all that happens afterwards. In fact, he is so much a HeroOfAnotherStory that he actually ''does'' have [[http://www.thinkwithportals.com/comic/#26 his own story]]

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* The '''Portal''' series: In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' there are only two characters: Chell and GLaDOS.[=GLaDOS=]. In VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} we are introduced to Wheatley, and we get to know more about Cave Johnson, founder of Aperture Science, and his assistant, Caroline. But there is another character that is not only common to both games, but is also ''crucial'' to the story, as in without his actions, there would be no story at all; and yet we never get to see him - but we find references to him and his work everywhere: [[MysteriousProtector "The Ratman"]]. Doug Rattman was a scientist working in the GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] project, and became the only survivor after GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] gassed everyone with Neurotoxins. He then managed to stay alive for several years, living in hiding, moving through the facilities using secret passages; and eventually succeeded in starting the events that lead to Chell facing GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], and all that happens afterwards. In fact, he is so much a HeroOfAnotherStory that he actually ''does'' have [[http://www.thinkwithportals.com/comic/#26 his own story]]
1st Jan '17 8:57:46 PM Wryte
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* ''Fanfic/BuggedRun'' follows the plot of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen]] by about 15 minutes, with the main character routinely arriving at locations from the game just in time to deal with the fallout of the game's player character's actions.
30th Dec '16 10:15:31 PM TheCuza
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* Bloodedge from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. An unsung hero who fought [[EldritchAbomination the Black Beast]] for an entire year, giving humanity time to learn Ars Magus and prepare to kill it, [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]. [[spoiler:Although {{Subverted}} in that Bloodedge is actually a time-displaced de-powered version of Ragna with amnesia. So, really, he's the ''same'' hero. In fact, because of the StableTimeLoop the game is set in, it's technically the ''same story'' as well]].

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* Main protagonist Ragna the Bloodedge from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' gave himself his title after his teacher Jubei gave him a {{BFS}} and BadassLongcoat and told Ragna of their previous owner, Bloodedge. An unsung hero who who, in the distant past, fought [[EldritchAbomination the Black Beast]] for an entire year, giving humanity time to learn Ars Magus and prepare to kill it, [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]. [[spoiler:Although {{Subverted}} [[spoiler:Subverted in that Bloodedge is actually a time-displaced de-powered version of Ragna ''is'' Ragna, sent back into the past, de-powered, and with amnesia. So, really, So he's really the ''same'' hero. In fact, because same hero of the StableTimeLoop the game is set in, it's technically the ''same story'' as well]].same story]].
30th Dec '16 11:36:24 AM nombretomado
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* In the pilot to ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Martha Kent mentions [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries "that nut in Gotham City"]]. The two heroes met later, setting the stage for the {{DCAU}}.

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* In the pilot to ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Martha Kent mentions [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries "that nut in Gotham City"]]. The two heroes met later, setting the stage for the {{DCAU}}.Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse.
30th Dec '16 9:29:26 AM nombretomado
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* TheDCAU was fond of this, especially when it entered the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' era.
** The pilot for JLU, ''Initiation'', sets the stage as GreenLantern, ComicBook/GreenArrow, Supergirl and Captain Atom go on a mission to a fictional North Korean {{Expy}} country. Green Arrow just wanted to go home but got dragged into the story because all the other heroes were off doing other missions, and he needed a ride.

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* TheDCAU The Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse was fond of this, especially when it entered the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' era.
** The pilot for JLU, ''Initiation'', "Initiation", sets the stage as GreenLantern, ComicBook/GreenArrow, Supergirl and Captain Atom go on a mission to a fictional North Korean {{Expy}} country. Green Arrow just wanted to go home but got dragged into the story because all the other heroes were off doing other missions, and he needed a ride.



** ''The Greatest Story Never Told'' focuses on the glory hog Booster Gold who is busted down to directing pedestrians to safety while the rest of the League fight the DarkLord Mordru, who is strong enough to take them all and an obviously awesomely powerful villain, and the first "Omega-Level" threat the League comes up against. We hardly get to see any of it. Booster's own story however ends up seeing him saving the world from a black hole and getting the girl while the other heroes are too busy fighting. He gets berated by an injured Batman at the end for abandoning his post.
** ''Patriot Act'' involves a crazed general giving himself super-powers to battle the League because he sees this group of superhumans, lording over them in a space station, as a potential threat to national security. He calls out {{Superman}} for a fight, but Shining Knight tells him that Superman is fighting to save a planet from an unspecified crisis, and that all the other genuine superhumans are all out doing other stuff. He ends up having to face ComicBook/GreenArrow and an assortment of lesser known "normal" heroes, eventually including reserve members the Crimson Avenger (who, basically, just has a gun) and Arrow's ex-sidekick Speedy (who, naturally, is just an {{expy}} of GA himself), the only back-up available. This is the closest either two get to spending a day in the limelight, and Avenger doesn't even get dialogue while Speedy is never seen again, and that was his ''debut''.

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** ''The "The Greatest Story Never Told'' Told" focuses on the glory hog Booster Gold who is busted down to directing pedestrians to safety while the rest of the League fight the DarkLord Mordru, who is strong enough to take them all and an obviously awesomely powerful villain, and the first "Omega-Level" threat the League comes up against. We hardly get to see any of it. Booster's own story however ends up seeing him saving the world from a black hole and getting the girl while the other heroes are too busy fighting. He gets berated by an injured Batman at the end for abandoning his post.
** ''Patriot Act'' "Patriot Act" involves a crazed general giving himself super-powers to battle the League because he sees this group of superhumans, lording over them in a space station, as a potential threat to national security. He calls out {{Superman}} for a fight, but Shining Knight tells him that Superman is fighting to save a planet from an unspecified crisis, and that all the other genuine superhumans are all out doing other stuff. He ends up having to face ComicBook/GreenArrow and an assortment of lesser known "normal" heroes, eventually including reserve members the Crimson Avenger (who, basically, just has a gun) and Arrow's ex-sidekick Speedy (who, naturally, is just an {{expy}} of GA himself), the only back-up available. This is the closest either two get to spending a day in the limelight, and Avenger doesn't even get dialogue while Speedy is never seen again, and that was his ''debut''.
26th Dec '16 11:04:16 PM Toadofsteel
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* There are many examples in ''Manga/SgtFrog'', the biggest one likely being Yamato and Kapuu. Yamato is a boy who found a creature called Kapuu, and alongside his friends, went in many adventures with him, even going to magical worlds and space, and fighting against evil ''Yokai''. Kapuu had a verbal tic, and claimed to be an hero of justice, but was actually quite clumsy and couldn't even swim, in spite of resembling a Kappa. Yamato also has his own supporting cast of friends. And, yet, he was just a one shot Keroro character in both anime and manga. Fuyuki meets him right after Kapuu had disappeared for unknown reasons, and notes the similarities between their stories. The manga version of the story even ends with a report where Fuyuki writes about how he realized now that the world didn't spin around him, and other stories similar to his own could happen elsewhere, basically ''LampshadeHanging'' this trope, for readers who hadn't understood the point of the story.

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* There are many examples in ''Manga/SgtFrog'', the biggest one likely being Yamato and Kapuu. Yamato is a boy who found a creature called Kapuu, and alongside his friends, went in many adventures with him, even going to magical worlds and space, and fighting against evil ''Yokai''. Kapuu had a verbal tic, and claimed to be an hero of justice, but was actually quite clumsy and couldn't even swim, in spite of resembling a Kappa.a . Yamato also has his own supporting cast of friends. And, yet, he was just a one shot Keroro character in both anime and manga. Fuyuki meets him right after Kapuu had disappeared for unknown reasons, and notes the similarities between their stories. The manga version of the story even ends with a report where Fuyuki writes about how he realized now that the world didn't spin around him, and other stories similar to his own could happen elsewhere, basically ''LampshadeHanging'' this trope, for readers who hadn't understood the point of the story.



** Juib makes a third appearance in the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] [[DownloadableContent DLC Dawnguard]], where he reveals to everyone that he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome did beat the cliff racers]].

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** Juib Jiub makes a third appearance in the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] [[DownloadableContent DLC Dawnguard]], where he reveals to everyone that he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome did beat the cliff racers]].racers]].
** FromACertainPointOfView, ''you'' are the HeroOfAnotherStory, assuming that the main quest line and the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion are completed by the same players. [[spoiler: Martin Septim is remembered as the hero who cast Mehrunes Dagon out of the Mundus, but you end up becoming a Daedric Prince yourself in a questline completely unrelated to Martin.]]
24th Dec '16 9:47:26 AM Gosicrystal
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* Miles Edgeworth from ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' does engage in interesting adventures and cases on his own -- it's just that the main games of the franchise focus on Phoenix's and Apollo's point of view. Fortunately, you get to see some of Edgeworth's cases in his [[SpinOff own two games]].
* You don't get to see much of what [[OutOfFocus Athena]] does on her own in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', but [[ADayInTheLimelight Case 4]] shows that yes, she takes cases to trial when [[TheProtagonist Apollo]] or [[{{Deuteragonist}} Phoenix]] aren't around.
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24th Dec '16 9:44:01 AM TheCuza
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** Oscar of Astora, the Elite Knight who frees you from your cell and gives you the tools you need to take on your quest, journeyed to the Undead Asylum in hopes of somehow taking part in the supposed prophecy of the Chosen Undead. As it stands in-game, his failure enables the player's victory; [[WhatCouldHaveBeen in an entire subplot cut from the game, however, his role would have gone much farther]]. In this scenario, Oscar would have escaped the Asylum along with the player, met up with them multiple times after the latter rings the Bells of Awakening (including an instance where he partners up with you to fight through the Forest Hunters and reach Artorias's grave), and had his own dealings with the two Primordial Serpents and perhaps even Solaire. But as it becomes clear that your accomplishments better fit the prophecy, Oscar's need to take his place in destiny would have consumed him, and at the end of the game, [[TheRival he would have aligned himself against whichever Serpent you sided with and fought you to the death for the title of Chosen Undead]].

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** Oscar of Astora, the Elite Knight who frees you from your cell and gives you the tools you need to take on your quest, journeyed to the Undead Asylum in hopes of somehow taking part in the supposed prophecy of the Chosen Undead. As it stands in-game, his failure enables the player's victory; [[WhatCouldHaveBeen in an entire subplot cut from the game, however, his role would have gone much farther]]. In this scenario, Oscar would have escaped the Asylum along with the player, met up with them multiple times after the latter rings the Bells of Awakening (including an instance where he partners up with you to fight through the Forest Hunters and reach Artorias's grave), and had his own dealings with the two Primordial Serpents and perhaps even Solaire. But as it becomes clear that your accomplishments better fit the prophecy, Oscar's need to take his place in destiny would have consumed him, and at the end him. [[GreenEyedMonster Out of the game, jealousy]], [[TheRival he would have aligned himself against whichever Serpent you sided with the Serpent that you]] ''[[TheRival didn't]]'' [[TheRival side with]], and fought would appear at the end of the game to fight you to the death for the title of Chosen Undead]].Undead.
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