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17th Oct '17 11:08:36 AM BeerBaron
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* A humorous example. As of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion TES: Oblivion]]'', Jiub of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has become known as "Saint Jiub" for clearing the [[GoddamnBats cliff racers]] out of Vvardenfall. And there was much rejoicing!
** 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]].
** From a certain point of view, ''you'' are the Hero of Another Story, 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.]]

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* A humorous example. As ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', Jiub is the [[PlayerCharacter Nerevarine]]'s [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]], [[BaldOfAwesome bald]], [[HandicappedBadass one-eyed]] fellow prisoner aboard the Imperial Prison Ship at the start
of the game. He lets the Nerevarine known they've arrived in Morrowind and asks for the Nerevarine's name, and is never seen again once the Nerevarine exits the ship. Despite his [[SpearCarrier very limited role]], he was popular enough with fans to generate countless {{Fan Fic}}s and {{Game Mod}}s which add him back into the game. Bethesda took notice and, in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion TES: Oblivion]]'', Jiub of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has become known as "Saint Jiub" mention that [[LegendaryInTheSequel became a Saint]] in Morrowind for clearing driving the [[GoddamnBats cliff racers]] out of Vvardenfall. And there was ([[GoddamnedBats much rejoicing!
** Jiub
reviled]]) Cliff Racers to extinction. His spirit makes a third appearance cameo in the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] [[DownloadableContent DLC Dawnguard]], ''[[Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dawnguard'' DLC, where he reveals to everyone that he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome did beat offers a sidequest in the cliff racers]].
[[SpiritWorld Soul Cairn]].
** From In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', from a certain point of view, ''you'' are the Hero of Another Story, assuming that with Martin being the hero of the main quest line and quest. True, [[HyperCompetentSidekick you do all of the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion are completed by the same players. [[spoiler: heavy lifting, including rescuing Martin to begin with]], but he (as [[TheChosenOne only remaining person with Septim blood]]) is the only one who can "close shut the jaws of Oblivion" and is remembered as after the fact as [[spoiler:the hero who [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed himself]] to cast Mehrunes Dagon out of Mundus]]. However, both major expansions (''Knights of the Mundus, but Nine'' and ''Shivering Isles'') very much have you end up becoming a Daedric Prince yourself in a questline completely unrelated to Martin.]]as ''the'' hero.
12th Oct '17 10:36:05 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'', Samus is just one of four bounty hunters summoned for the mission, and it's clear that they all knew of each other and had possibly worked together before. [[spoiler: Sadly, all of the others' stories end with them becoming villains of this one.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', Samus is just one of four bounty hunters summoned for the mission, and it's clear that they all knew of each other and had possibly worked together before. [[spoiler: Sadly, all of the others' stories end with them becoming villains of this one.]]
3rd Oct '17 3:41:02 PM StarTropes
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** And Stan Burleigh, who worked with Gibbs before the pilot episode.
1st Oct '17 4:05:19 AM StarTropes
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* Creator/BruceLee may be TheHero of ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', but supporting characters Roper and Williams have their own backstories that are shown via flashbacks, and they all find themselves opposing [[BigBad Han]].
29th Sep '17 9:21:53 PM drakensis
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* ''Fanfic/AlongCameASpider'' is mostly about how the well-prepared Federated Commonwealth holds off the Clan Invasion. On the other end oof the Invasion, there's the Draconis Combine which didn't have advance warning but somehow struggle through the war.
18th Sep '17 11:13:20 PM Mr.French
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** Ingway has an important ongoing plot that is as critical to the main story as those of the five playable protagonists. Despite this, his lack of a Psypher (the unique magical weapons that the playable characters wield and that basic gameplay revolves around), and [[spoiler: his ultimate fate as one of the final bosses]], mean that we only ever see some of what he's up to whenever he shows up in a given character's chapter. His status as this is so prominent that he was briefly considered to be PromotedToPlayable in the game's UpdatedRerelease until it was decided that doing so would unnecessarily complicate things.

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** Ingway has an important ongoing plot that is as critical to the main story as those of the five playable protagonists. Despite this, his lack of a Psypher (the unique magical weapons that the playable characters wield and that basic gameplay revolves around), and [[spoiler: his ultimate fate as one of the final bosses]], bosses]] mean that we only ever see some of what he's up to whenever he shows up in a given character's chapter. His status as this is so prominent that he was briefly considered to be PromotedToPlayable in the game's UpdatedRerelease until it was decided that doing so would unnecessarily complicate things.
18th Sep '17 11:12:06 PM Mr.French
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** Ingway has an important ongoing plot that's as important as those of the five playable protagonists. His lack of a Psypher and his ultimate fate at the end of the game [[spoiler: where he becomes one of the final bosses of the Armageddon chapter]] mean that we only ever see some of what he's up to whenever he shows up in a given character's chapter.
** Applies to the playable protagonists in general. When you play as one character, the other characters show up from time to time as either allies, enemies, or even lovers.

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** Ingway has an important ongoing plot that's that is as important critical to the main story as those of the five playable protagonists. His Despite this, his lack of a Psypher (the unique magical weapons that the playable characters wield and that basic gameplay revolves around), and [[spoiler: his ultimate fate at the end of the game [[spoiler: where he becomes as one of the final bosses of the Armageddon chapter]] bosses]], mean that we only ever see some of what he's up to whenever he shows up in a given character's chapter.
chapter. His status as this is so prominent that he was briefly considered to be PromotedToPlayable in the game's UpdatedRerelease until it was decided that doing so would unnecessarily complicate things.
** Applies This applies to the playable protagonists in general. When you play as one character, the other characters show up from time to time as either allies, enemies, or even lovers.
18th Sep '17 9:18:29 AM RedScharlach
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** Kisuke Urahara , as Ichigo's MysteriousBacker, alludes to an extensive offscreen history of rivalry with Aizen, with Ichigo's involvement beginning only later. He's also got a decades-long history with Isshin and Ryuuken that is only explored in the Final Arc.

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** Kisuke Urahara , Urahara, as Ichigo's MysteriousBacker, alludes to an extensive offscreen history of rivalry with Aizen, with Ichigo's involvement beginning only later. He's also got a decades-long history with Isshin and Ryuuken that is only explored in the Final Arc.



* 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 . 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 a hero of justice, but was actually quite clumsy and couldn't even swim, in spite of resembling a .a frog. Yamato also has his own supporting cast of friends. And, yet, he was just a one shot one-shot Keroro character in both the anime and the 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.



** It was once a common occurance that everytime the Sinister Six would show up, Spider-Man would call the [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]] and ComicBook/FantasticFour, only to find out that they were on other missions. Other super heroes would eventually come to his aid, however.

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** It was once a common occurance occurrence that everytime every time the Sinister Six would show showed up, Spider-Man would call the [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]] and ComicBook/FantasticFour, only to find out that they were on other missions. Other super heroes superheroes would eventually come to his aid, however.



* ''Film/AnOfficerAndAGentleman'' is the story of Zack Mayo (Richard Gere). Casey Seeger, the only female officer candidate, appears in a few scenes--just enough to declare her intention to be the Navy's first female fighter pilot, show her struggles on the obstacle course, reveal it's really an ''internal'' struggle with feeling like "a second class citizen" and with "daddy's disappointment that she wasn't a boy", let Foley hold her up to the main character as an example of "''heart!'' and ''character!''" and overall give the impression that, if the camera started following ''her'' around, there'd be a damn good movie in there.

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* ''Film/AnOfficerAndAGentleman'' is the story of Zack Mayo (Richard Gere). Casey Seeger, the only female officer candidate, appears in a few scenes--just enough to declare her intention to be the Navy's first female fighter pilot, show her struggles on the obstacle course, reveal it's really an ''internal'' struggle with feeling like "a second class second-class citizen" and with "daddy's disappointment that she wasn't a boy", let Foley hold her up to the main character as an example of "''heart!'' and ''character!''" and overall give the impression that, if the camera started following ''her'' around, there'd be a damn good movie in there.



** MetaGuy Abed sees his life as a collection of tropes. In one episode he remarks that "we did lean on that pretty hard last week. I could lie low for an episode." He doesn't have many lines in the rest of the episode but he can be seen in the background of another scene delivering a baby, which gets a call back in the next season when Troy asks if he just always has his own little adventures, which include ticking off a list of the "quintessential list of college experiences," a list of college film tropes. In another episode we learn he [[BecomingTheMask became the mask]] during an trip to the set of Cougar Town and had several imaginary adventures. Presumably, other characters like Annie's Boobs have active off-camera lives.

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** MetaGuy Abed sees his life as a collection of tropes. In one episode he remarks that "we did lean on that pretty hard last week. I could lie low for an episode." He doesn't have many lines in the rest of the episode but he can be seen in the background of another scene delivering a baby, which gets a call back in the next season when Troy asks if he just always has his own little adventures, which include ticking off a list of the "quintessential list of college experiences," a list of college film tropes. In another episode we learn he [[BecomingTheMask became the mask]] during an a trip to the set of Cougar Town Series/CougarTown and had several imaginary adventures. Presumably, other characters like Annie's Boobs have active off-camera lives.



** Rose counts too, since she was the first Gem to rebel against Homeworld, assembled the Crystal Gems (one can only imagine how the DebutQueue [[FanficFuel fully played out]]), and spent centuries protecting the Earth and learning more about it's inhabitants. Even in death, her affect on the story and cast cannot be overstated.

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** Rose counts too, since she was the first Gem to rebel against Homeworld, assembled the Crystal Gems (one can only imagine how the DebutQueue [[FanficFuel fully played out]]), and spent centuries protecting the Earth and learning more about it's its inhabitants. Even in death, her affect on the story and cast cannot be overstated.
10th Sep '17 2:30:05 PM BreadBull
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On occasion, we'll see one of these characters get ADayInTheLimelight and they'll become TheProtagonist for an episode. This often makes the ''real'' cast the Hero of Another Story for the episode, as they'll be off on their own adventures in the meantime.

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On occasion, we'll see one of these characters get ADayInTheLimelight and they'll become TheProtagonist for an episode. This often makes the ''real'' cast the Hero of Another Story for the episode, as they'll be off on their own adventures in the meantime.
meantime. Alternatively, a POVSequel might be done to tell the same story from their perspective.
6th Sep '17 6:07:34 PM quackytrope
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