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19th May '18 6:36:57 AM sheika
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A show that has [[CastCalculus so many regulars]] that you [[AbsenteeActor can't fit them all into one episode.]] Therefore, one week some characters will appear, while some different characters will appear in another. You'll rarely get the same combination twice. This is especially common in LongRunners, as characters tend to accumulate over time. Shows with this many characters tend towards [[FlatCharacter one-dimensional characterization]] for many of them (but not always, if the writers will put in the effort), and often make {{filler}} easy to create.

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A show that has [[CastCalculus so many regulars]] that you [[AbsenteeActor can't fit them all into one episode.]] Therefore, one week some characters will appear, while some different characters will appear in another. You'll rarely get the same combination twice. This is especially common in LongRunners, as characters tend to accumulate over time. Shows with this many characters tend towards [[FlatCharacter one-dimensional characterization]] for many of them (but ([[TropesAreTools but not always, always]], if the writers will put in the effort), and often make {{filler}} easy to create.



* At the moment, the total human cast of Real Life has just passed 7 billion. If you include all the humans who have died, the number goes up to (an estimated) 108 billion. Unfortunately, you can only maintain a stable, social relationship with [[CastHerd around 150]] of them at a given time. This is known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number Dunbar's Number]], or as ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' calls it, [[http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html the Monkeysphere]]. This fact, however, doesn't stop some people having a Website/{{Facebook}} "friends list" several times that number; a source of minor contention for skeptics of social media.

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* At the moment, the total human cast of Real Life has just passed 7 billion. If you include all the humans who have died, the number goes up to (an estimated) 108 OneHundredAndEight billion. Unfortunately, you can only maintain a stable, social relationship with [[CastHerd around 150]] of them at a given time. This is known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number Dunbar's Number]], or as ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' calls it, [[http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html the Monkeysphere]]. This fact, however, doesn't stop some people having a Website/{{Facebook}} "friends list" several times that number; a source of minor contention for skeptics of social media.
16th May '18 5:27:55 AM JackBloodSucker
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* Swedish pirate folk band Ye Banished Privateers currently has a lineup of 24 official members, according to their Wikipedia page.

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* Swedish pirate folk band Ye Banished Privateers currently has a lineup of 24 official members, according to their Wikipedia page.page, though only about a dozen go on tour at a time (which is still pretty impressive on its own).
16th May '18 12:54:12 AM HarpieSiren
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** Unsurprisingly, given the world it's based on, there are ''dozens'' of major characters: each individual hero has a good five or six supporting characters who show up in every movie of theirs, and there are six leads and maybe twice as many recurring secondary characters in the tie-in TV series; not to mention many one-off bad guys, those bad guys' supporting characters, and a number of characters who appear variously across the franchise to tie it all together without being affiliated with a single hero or group. It's especially obvious in the teaser material for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', which has only a partial cast list announced so far, but already includes ''eleven'' leads. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' manages to outdo ''Age of Ultron'' with 12 superheroes (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/BlackPanther, ComicBook/BlackWidow, [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes The Winter Soldier]], ComicBook/TheFalcon, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/WarMachine, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, ComicBook/SpiderMan, and Comicbook/AntMan[=/=]Giant-Man), at least two villains (Baron Zemo and Crossbones), and various supporting characters (ComicBook/Agent13, [[ComicBook/RedHulk Thunderbolt Ross]], Aunt May, etc.).

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** Unsurprisingly, given the world it's based on, there are ''dozens'' of major characters: each individual hero has a good five or six supporting characters who show up in every movie of theirs, and there are six leads and maybe twice as many recurring secondary characters in the tie-in TV series; not to mention many one-off bad guys, those bad guys' supporting characters, and a number of characters who appear variously across the franchise to tie it all together without being affiliated with a single hero or group. It's especially obvious in the teaser material for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', which has only a partial cast list announced so far, but already the film includes ''eleven'' leads. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' manages to outdo ''Age of Ultron'' with 12 superheroes (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/BlackPanther, ComicBook/BlackWidow, [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes The Winter Soldier]], ComicBook/TheFalcon, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/WarMachine, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, ComicBook/SpiderMan, and Comicbook/AntMan[=/=]Giant-Man), at least two villains (Baron Zemo and Crossbones), and various supporting characters (ComicBook/Agent13, [[ComicBook/RedHulk Thunderbolt Ross]], Aunt May, etc.).
15th May '18 5:46:38 PM DrSleep
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** The character index on this site has ''fifty-nine'' subpages divided between three subgroups (plus seven pages for individual characters), plus an index to help you find which subpage you're looking for.

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** The character index on this site has ''fifty-nine'' '''eighty-one''' subpages divided between three subgroups (plus seven (with ''twenty'' pages for individual characters), characters alone), plus an index to help you find which subpage you're looking for.
12th May '18 8:12:45 PM igordebraga
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** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' is set to outdo '''''Civil War'''''. There are the Avengers, their allies, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the unaffiliated heroes, the supporting characters, and of course, [[BigBad Thanos]]. All of this has been confirmed ''[[UpToEleven before the full cast has even been announced]]''.
** The full roster of Avengers in ''Infinity War'' includes a roster of (at minimum) '''twenty-seven superheroes.'''

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** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' is set to outdo '''''Civil War'''''. There goes one step further, given the heroes from ''Civil War'' (minus Hawkeye and Ant-Man) are the Avengers, their allies, joined by those absent from that movie (Thor, Hulk), Comicbook/DoctorStrange, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, the unaffiliated heroes, the a total of '''twenty superheroes.''' And that's not counting already introduced allies and supporting characters, and of course, [[BigBad Thanos]]. All of this has been confirmed ''[[UpToEleven before the full cast has even been announced]]''. \n** The full roster of Avengers poster alone has 19 names atop it and eight more actors in ''Infinity War'' includes a roster of (at minimum) '''twenty-seven superheroes.'''the cast list below.



** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' had a relatively short cast... but then added lots of people in the sequel to bait for future installments [[AbortedArc that wound up being abandoned]].



* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': To show how HistoryRepeats, [[http://azsunblogger.blogspot.com.br/2013/06/cloud-atlas-study-guide.html?view=sidebar almost every actor has different roles in 2-6 stories]].

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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': To show how HistoryRepeats, [[http://azsunblogger.blogspot.com.br/2013/06/cloud-atlas-study-guide.com/2013/06/cloud-atlas-study-guide.html?view=sidebar almost every actor has different roles in 2-6 stories]].



* By the end of the first season, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s core cast included thirteen characters (Church, Tucker, Caboose, Sheila, Tex, Grif, Sarge, Simmons, Lopez, Donut, Vic, and O'Malley), and it's only grown from there, until now the cast also includes eight Freelancers (Wyoming, York, Wash, South, North, Maine, CT, and Carolina), five AIs (Gamma, Epsilon ([[spoiler:who replaced Church in the main cast]]), Delta, Sigma, and Theta), three important Freelancer personnel (the Director, the Counselor, and the Pilot), two significant aliens (Crunchbite and Junior), and other members of the Reds and Blues (Captain Flowers, Sister, Doc, and Andy the Bomb), not counting more minor characters such as the Green Alien or "imaginary" versions of characters from Caboose's mind or the capture unit.

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* By the end of the first season, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s core cast included thirteen characters (Church, Tucker, Caboose, Sheila, Tex, Grif, Sarge, Simmons, Lopez, Donut, Vic, and O'Malley), and it's only grown from there, until now there: Red and Blue soldiers (Captain Flowers, Sister, Doc, and Andy the cast also includes eight Bomb), Freelancers (Wyoming, York, Wash, South, North, Maine, CT, and Carolina), five AIs (Gamma, Epsilon ([[spoiler:who Delta, Epsilon - [[spoiler:who replaced Church in the main cast]]), Delta, cast]] - Sigma, and Theta), three important Freelancer personnel (the Director, the Counselor, the Chairman, and the Pilot), two significant Pilot\479er), aliens (Crunchbite and Junior), and other members of people from - or met in - Chorus (Felix, Locus, Kimball, Dr. Grey, the Reds and Blues (Captain Flowers, Sister, Doc, and Andy the Bomb), Lieutenants). And that's not counting more minor characters such as the Green Alien or "imaginary" versions of characters from Caboose's mind or the capture unit.



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' features over 30 named characters by the end of Volume 2, almost all of whom are integral to the plot in some manner. The Vol.2 finale is almost entirely dedicated to showing as many of them kicking ass as possible, and even manages to introduce three more characters in the process (four, if you count [[spoiler:Adam]]).

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' features over 30 named characters by the end of Volume 2, almost all of whom are integral to the plot in some manner. The Vol.2 finale is almost entirely dedicated to showing as many of them kicking ass as possible, and even manages to introduce three more characters in the process (four, if you count [[spoiler:Adam]]). Volume 3 introduces even more given it features a TournamentArc, though it started to phase many of the original cast OutOfFocus - not that it reduced the new characters, helped by how Vol. 4 indulged in PartyScattering and [[FourLinesAllWaiting separate plots]] for the main characters.
10th May '18 8:20:29 AM JackBloodSucker
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* Swedish pirate folk band Ye Banished Privateers currently has a lineup of 24 official members, according to their Wikipedia page.
1st May '18 8:38:47 PM Joyeat
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* ''Radio/LoZooDi105'': Due to each sketch having its own characters, and the abundance of sketches themselves throughout the years.
19th Apr '18 7:04:39 AM FirstStrike
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* Creator/RobLiefeld is well-known for the many, many characters he creates, especially in the early [[Creator/ImageComics Image Universe]] kickstarted by his series ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}''. However, this one of the best-known cases of a [[TropesAreNotGood misuse of this trope]], considering that many of them are {{Ersatz}} versions of famous heroes who get little development if any at all before Rob throws another team, group or set out of nowhere and starts writing about them. Not to mention that OnlySixFaces is in effect, making a lot of them hard to distinguish from one and other. It's actually been suspected that the large cast was accumulated because Liefeld would quickly ''get bored'' of what he's currently writing. As Linkara put it...

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* Creator/RobLiefeld is well-known for the many, many characters he creates, especially in the early [[Creator/ImageComics Image Universe]] kickstarted by his series ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}''. However, this is one of the best-known cases of a [[TropesAreNotGood misuse of this trope]], considering that many of them are {{Ersatz}} versions of famous heroes who get little development if any at all before Rob throws another team, group or set out of nowhere and starts writing about them. Not to mention that OnlySixFaces is in effect, making a lot of them hard to distinguish from one and other. It's actually been suspected that the large cast was accumulated because Liefeld would quickly ''get bored'' of what he's currently writing. As Linkara put it...
19th Apr '18 7:03:02 AM FirstStrike
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* Creator/RobLiefeld is well-known for the many, many characters he creates, especially in the early [[Creator/ImageComics Image Universe]] kickstarted by his series ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}''. However, this one of the best-known cases of a [[TropesAreNotGood misuse of this trope]], considering that many of them are {{Ersatz}} versions of famous heroes who get little development if any at all before Rob throws another team, group or set out of nowhere and starts writing about them. Not to mention that OnlySixFaces is in effect, making a lot of them hard to distinguish from one and other. It's actually been suspected that the large cast was accumulated because Liefeld would quickly ''get bored'' of what he's currently writing. As Linkara put it...
-->'''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]:''' A good creator is capable of making more that just one good character. Liefeld, on the other hand, settles on inventing 60,000 characters and ''none'' of them are good!
24th Mar '18 10:08:24 PM Andooks
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': To show how HistoryRepeats, [[http://azsunblogger.blogspot.com.br/2013/06/cloud-atlas-study-guide.html?view=sidebar almost every actor has different roles in 2-6 stories]].
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