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29th Nov '16 10:16:48 AM comicwriter
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* Bruce Banner usually gets the majority of the screentime in all the live-action adaptations of ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'', including the classic [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk 70's TV show]] and his feature film appearances[[note]]''Film/{{Hulk}}'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''[[/note]]. Beyond narrative reasons like trying to give the audience a character to get invested in, the practical reasons are very similar to the ones mentioned in the ''Transformers'' films. It'd be expensive to have a CGI monster onscreen for the entire movie, so having Banner breaks things up and prevents the budget from skyrocketing.
24th Nov '16 9:27:24 PM DustSnitch
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23rd Nov '16 5:57:21 PM theLibrarian
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* ''Film/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014}}'' still centers around the turtles but there's a heavy emphasis on April.

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* ''Film/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014}}'' still centers around the turtles but there's a heavy emphasis on April. Apparently its sequel is better about this.
17th Nov '16 3:10:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* A fully animated example is the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'', whose title characters take a backseat to a little orphan girl, in a plot that seems like they were trying to remake ''Disney/TheRescuers'' as a musical with Tom and Jerry thrown in as an afterthought. Averted with the DirectToVideo ''Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz'' where they and other MGM animated characters are OffToSeeTheWizard.
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* A fully animated example is the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'', whose title characters take a backseat to a little orphan girl, in a plot that seems like they were trying to remake ''Disney/TheRescuers'' as a musical with Tom and Jerry thrown in as an afterthought. Averted with the DirectToVideo ''Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz'' where they and other MGM animated characters are OffToSeeTheWizard.
14th Nov '16 4:30:01 PM Snope
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** The first two seasons have Chris Thorndyke taking the spotlight and filling roles which, in the actual game versions of the stories ''Sonic X'' was adapted from, were filled by Tails and Amy. This turned off quite a few fans as a result. But Season 3 just about inverts this trope, with Chris in their world, as a side character.

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** The first two seasons have Chris Thorndyke taking the spotlight and filling roles which, in the actual game versions of the stories ''Sonic X'' was adapted from, were filled by Tails and Amy. This turned off quite a few fans as a result. But Season 3 just about inverts this trope, with trope by having Chris in their world, Sonic's world as a side character.
30th Oct '16 8:51:29 AM gophergiggles
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* The same is said about ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', where said "vs" action only takes place during one brief dream sequence and then the finale. The rest of the movie is either Freddy killing people or Jason killing people in the same town, which ''was'' satisfying to fans of both but a letdown all the same to fans who went in [[JustHereForGodzilla hoping it focused on the two beating the crap out of each other]].
22nd Aug '16 8:13:39 PM rjd1922
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** During first two seasons has Chris Thorndike taking the spotlight and filling roles which, in the actual game versions of the stories ''Sonic X'' was adapted from, were filled by Tails and Amy. This turned off quite a few fans as a result. But Season 3 just about inverts this trope, with Chris in their world, as a side character.

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** During The first two seasons has have Chris Thorndike Thorndyke taking the spotlight and filling roles which, in the actual game versions of the stories ''Sonic X'' was adapted from, were filled by Tails and Amy. This turned off quite a few fans as a result. But Season 3 just about inverts this trope, with Chris in their world, as a side character.



** Played with in ''Film/TheMuppets'' where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CloKbXtD28 the trailer]] makes it look like a human-focused romantic comedy, only for Kermit the Frog to show up and reveal the real nature of the film. It still technically qualifies for this trope, though; most of the screentime is given to Creator/JasonSegel, AmyAdams and new character Walter (who is a {{Muppet}} but not in-universe[[note]]In the movie's universe, "Muppet" only refers to members of Kermit's troupe[[/note]] [[spoiler:until the final act of the movie]]), although the humans' subplot takes a backseat to the main plot for most of the movie. That said, a concerted effort was made to give the Muppets enough screen time and have them qualify as main characters.

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** Played with in ''Film/TheMuppets'' where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CloKbXtD28 the trailer]] makes it look like a human-focused romantic comedy, only for Kermit the Frog to show up and reveal the real nature of the film. It still technically qualifies for this trope, though; most of the screentime is given to Creator/JasonSegel, AmyAdams Creator/AmyAdams and new character Walter (who is a {{Muppet}} but not in-universe[[note]]In the movie's universe, "Muppet" only refers to members of Kermit's troupe[[/note]] [[spoiler:until the final act of the movie]]), although the humans' subplot takes a backseat to the main plot for most of the movie. That said, a concerted effort was made to give the Muppets enough screen time and have them qualify as main characters.
24th Jul '16 6:06:32 PM rjd1922
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*** The original ''WesternAnimated/TheTransformers'' set a precedence by quickly [[FranchiseOriginalSin establishing a group of important human characters]] and having the entire conflict set on modern day Earth, the Autobots were learning Earth culture through their human friends and exploration. Also, very few plots were because the Autobots stumbled upon a Decepticon plot, and Teletraan-1 intercepted human communications for possible Decepticon involvement. So the perceived XenoFiction was not nearly as dominant as often claimed.

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*** The original ''WesternAnimated/TheTransformers'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' set a precedence by quickly [[FranchiseOriginalSin establishing a group of important human characters]] and having the entire conflict set on modern day Earth, the Autobots were learning Earth culture through their human friends and exploration. Also, very few plots were because the Autobots stumbled upon a Decepticon plot, and Teletraan-1 intercepted human communications for possible Decepticon involvement. So the perceived XenoFiction {{Xenofiction}} was not nearly as dominant as often claimed.
15th Jul '16 7:48:12 AM Pichu-kun
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** Inverted with the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' portions of the series. They focus exclusively on the aliens despite the film is about Stitch living in Hawaii with Lilo and Nani.

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** Inverted with the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' portions of the series. They focus exclusively on the aliens despite the film is being about Stitch living in Hawaii with Lilo and Nani.
15th Jul '16 7:45:03 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/SonicX'' during first two seasons has Chris Thorndike taking the spotlight and filling roles which, in the actual game versions of the stories ''Sonic X'' was adapted from, were filled by Tails and Amy. This turned off quite a few fans as a result. But Season 3 just about inverts this trope, with Chris in their world, as a side character. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7AqlIp5evA pitch trailer]] shows that the series [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] took place completely on a WorldOfFunnyAnimals, which inverts this slightly as the source games actually ''do'' take place on Earth and feature humans.

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* ''Anime/SonicX'' during ''Anime/SonicX'':
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first two seasons has Chris Thorndike taking the spotlight and filling roles which, in the actual game versions of the stories ''Sonic X'' was adapted from, were filled by Tails and Amy. This turned off quite a few fans as a result. But Season 3 just about inverts this trope, with Chris in their world, as a side character.
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The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7AqlIp5evA pitch trailer]] shows that the series [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] took place completely on a WorldOfFunnyAnimals, which inverts this slightly as the source games actually ''do'' take place on Earth and feature humans.



* Inverted with most ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' adaptations. The games take place in a world where anthropomorphic animals coexist with humans however most adaptations remove all humans [[TokenHuman except for Eggman]] and put them in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals. The most notable exception, ''Anime/SonicX'', is detailed above (and even then Sonic apparently comes from a planet without humans). The anime narrowly avoided inverting it as the initial pilot showed FunnyAnimal character instead of humans.

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* Inverted with most ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' adaptations. The games take place in a world where [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy anthropomorphic animals coexist with humans humans]] however most adaptations remove all humans [[TokenHuman except for Eggman]] and put them in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals. The most notable exception, ''Anime/SonicX'', is detailed above (and even then Sonic apparently comes from a planet without humans). The anime narrowly avoided inverting it as the initial pilot showed FunnyAnimal character instead of humans.
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