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8th Nov '17 6:36:13 PM Pichu-kun
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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 as the source games actually ''do'' take place on Earth and feature humans.

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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 as the source games actually ''do'' take place on [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy Earth and feature humans.humans]].



* A common criticism of ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' is the amount of time spent on Earth as opposed to Asgard, as well as the emphasis placed on Jane and her coworkers. This is especially pronounced in the sequel, where Jane and her buddies get ''even larger'' roles, while characters like Sif, Fandral and Hogun end up either OutOfFocus or PutOnABus for most of the movie.
** This is actually true to the comic, especially in the early days. Since the 80's Asgard has gotten more focus, but there still tend to be switches between earth based arcs and Asgard based ones. However, the Earth based supporting cast tends to get changed a lot DependingOnTheWriter.

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* A common criticism of ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' is the amount of time spent on Earth as opposed to Asgard, as well as the emphasis placed on Jane and her coworkers. This is especially pronounced in the sequel, where Jane and her buddies get ''even larger'' roles, while characters like Sif, Fandral and Hogun end up either OutOfFocus or PutOnABus for most of the movie.
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movie. This is actually true to the comic, especially in the early days. Since the 80's Asgard has gotten more focus, but there still tend to be switches between earth based arcs and Asgard based ones. However, the Earth based supporting cast tends to get changed a lot DependingOnTheWriter.



* Inverted with most ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' adaptations. The games take place in a world where [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy 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).humans and has to be transported to Earth). The anime narrowly avoided inverting it as the initial pilot showed FunnyAnimal character instead of humans.



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* The ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has an interesting history with this Trope, especially considering [[MerchandiseDriven its nature]]:

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* The ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has an interesting history with this Trope, trope, especially considering [[MerchandiseDriven its nature]]:
4th Nov '17 8:41:59 PM chopshop
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* Part of the reason plans for a film adaptation of ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' fell through is because the [[ExecutiveMeddling studio execs]] kept insisting on this; they wanted Robo to have [[KidAppealCharacter a cute child sidekick for kids to relate to]] as a viewpoint character, reducing Robo to a SupportingProtagonist. The writers pointed two big flaws with this: first, it wouldn't make sense for a kid to work for [[HeroesRUs Tesladyne]] (not to mention it would make the protagonists [[DesignatedHero Designated Heroes]] who'd be breaking child endangerment/labor laws) and second, what kid would prefer to watch another normal kid over a badass robot superhero? This incident was later [[MythologyGag referenced in the comic]], with a story expressly mocking/deconstructing the idea of Robo having a kid sidekick and ending with him bluntly telling the sidekick that she can't possibly work with Tesladyne until she's an adult.
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17th Oct '17 8:32:18 AM Dere
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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 inverts this trope by having Chris in Sonic's world as a side character.

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** The first two seasons have [[AudienceSurrogate Chris Thorndyke 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 inverts this trope by having Chris in Sonic's world as a side character.
17th Sep '17 1:41:58 PM Pichu-kun
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** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', the first appearance of this Trope since G2, is about an alternate universe where human versions of G4 ponies [[HighSchoolAU attend high school]]. It can be considered {{Downplayed|Trope}}, however, since the characters have either been [[HumanityEnsues transformed]] or [[AlternateSelf re-imagined]] as human beings rather than introduced to brand new human characters.
** This was one of the earlier ideas bussed around for the 2017 feature film. Take the ''Smurfs'' movie, do a find-and-replace on all names and key terms from that franchise, and you have basically what Creator/{{Sony}} wanted to make. [[https://derpibooru.org/1394132 No, really]]. Fortunately, it appears someone either realized this idea would not go over well at all with the show's notoriously vocal fanbase, or they themselves had the misfortune of having to sit through the ''Smurfs'' movie, and this concept was nipped in the bud.

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** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', the first appearance of this Trope since G2, G1, is about an alternate universe where human versions of G4 ponies [[HighSchoolAU attend high school]]. It can be considered {{Downplayed|Trope}}, however, since the characters have either been [[HumanityEnsues transformed]] or [[AlternateSelf re-imagined]] as human beings rather than introduced to brand new human characters.
** This was one of the earlier ideas bussed around for the 2017 feature film. Take the ''Smurfs'' movie, do a find-and-replace on all names and key terms from that franchise, and you have basically what Creator/{{Sony}} wanted to make. [[https://derpibooru.org/1394132 No, really]]. Fortunately, it appears someone either realized this idea would not go over well at all with the show's notoriously vocal fanbase, or they themselves had the misfortune of having to sit through the ''Smurfs'' movie, and this concept was nipped in the bud. ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' is focused on the ponies.
17th Sep '17 1:40:41 PM Pichu-kun
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** [[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials The orig]][[MyLittlePonyAndFriends inal show]] had a human girl named Megan who, along with her siblings in the shows, helped the ponies in their fight against whatever apocalypse was threatening them at the moment. Granted, she was very seldom the main character of an episode, but she was still around for most. The unrelated books and [[ComicBook/MyLittlePony comics]] for the series also frequently included humans, typically either normal people or magical beings like witches. %%Question: How often did she or her siblings act as Deus Ex Machina?

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** [[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials The orig]][[MyLittlePonyAndFriends inal show]] had a human girl named Megan who, along with her siblings in the shows, helped the ponies in their fight against whatever apocalypse was threatening them at the moment. Granted, she was very seldom the main character of an episode, but she was still around for most. The unrelated books and [[ComicBook/MyLittlePony comics]] for the series also frequently included humans, typically either normal people or magical beings like witches.witches, but were mainly based around the ponies with humans as extras or villains. %%Question: How often did she or her siblings act as Deus Ex Machina?
14th Sep '17 6:13:21 PM Pichu-kun
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* The mainline Franchise/{{Pokemon}} games had the problem of having the Pokemon themselves not getting more internal development than being {{Attack Animal}}s for the FeaturelessProtagonist and other humans, who may or may not get any characterization ''[[PreExistingEncounters themselves]]''. The adaptations, ''in general'', give characterizations to more humans than the games do, and thus more focus, but the way they treat ''the Pokemon'' varies:

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* The mainline Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games had the problem of having the Pokemon themselves not getting more internal development than being {{Attack Animal}}s for the FeaturelessProtagonist and other humans, who may or may not get any characterization ''[[PreExistingEncounters themselves]]''. The adaptations, ''in general'', give characterizations to more humans than the games do, and thus more focus, but the way they treat ''the Pokemon'' varies:



* 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 Subverted with the DirectToVideo ''Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz'' Oz'', where they and other MGM animated characters are OffToSeeTheWizard.OffToSeeTheWizard, and ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryWillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', which is similar but set in Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory.
13th Sep '17 12:52:42 AM SymBionicFan
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* While the original ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' stories were about a mischievous monkey getting into stuff, the 2006 movie was more about Ted Shackleford's life, love, dreams, and career. Case in point, up until this adaptation George's human friend didn't even have a name, and was only known as "the man in the yellow hat". The television series based on the movie shifts the focus back to George for the most part.



* While the original ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' stories were about a mischievous monkey getting into stuff, the 2006 movie was more about Ted Shackleford's life, love, dreams, and career. Case in point, up until this adaptation George's human friend didn't even have a name, and was only known as "the man in the yellow hat". The television series based on the movie shifts the focus back to George for the most part.
8th Jul '17 5:25:12 PM EdnaWalker
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Related to AdaptationDecay, MostWritersAreHuman, DevelopingDoomedCharacters, RomanticPlotTumour, JustHereForGodzilla, SpotlightStealingSquad, DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut. Contrast OutOfFocusHumans.

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Related to AdaptationDecay, MostWritersAreHuman, DevelopingDoomedCharacters, RomanticPlotTumour, JustHereForGodzilla, SpotlightStealingSquad, DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut. Contrast OutOfFocusHumans.
NoFocusOnHumans.
8th Jul '17 5:24:45 PM EdnaWalker
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Related to AdaptationDecay, MostWritersAreHuman, DevelopingDoomedCharacters, RomanticPlotTumour, JustHereForGodzilla, SpotlightStealingSquad, DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut.

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Related to AdaptationDecay, MostWritersAreHuman, DevelopingDoomedCharacters, RomanticPlotTumour, JustHereForGodzilla, SpotlightStealingSquad, DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut.
AdaptedOut. Contrast OutOfFocusHumans.
8th Jul '17 10:36:17 AM Prfnoff
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' focuses its "past" timeline on the interactions between the titular nonhuman and the Once-ler, but the former barely appears at all in the "present" timeline, which constitutes the first third and last third of the movie. (Also, the Once-ler is now clearly human rather than AmbiguouslyHuman.)

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** ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' focuses its "past" timeline on the interactions between the titular nonhuman and the Once-ler, but the former barely appears at all in the "present" timeline, which constitutes the first third and last third of the movie. (Also, Also, the Once-ler is now clearly human rather than AmbiguouslyHuman.)AmbiguouslyHuman. However, this trope can be justified in light of the Lorax [[VillainsActHeroesReact doing effectively nothing in the original story but reacting to what the Once-ler does]].
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