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24th Mar '17 2:01:16 AM WillBGood
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** Boo, the conscience-hamster and the {{Mascot}} has perfected his vanishing act to magician-worthy standards. On one hand, this makes sense, as ''[=MegaTokyo=]'' has been [[CerebusSyndrome leaning towards]] [[SickSadWorld the melancholy side of life]] lately, and fuzzy, incompetent hamsters may jar the mood. On the other hand, with all the angst that's been heaped on Largo lately, you'd think now would be a good time for his conscience to lend a hand. [[spoiler: Boo has shown up again, though Largo seems to have lent him to Ping. Or something...]] This might also be a demonstration of how much Boo is out of his league, and how little influence he has on people. Remember the comics with him just trying to ''find'' Largo?

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** Boo, the conscience-hamster and the {{Mascot}} has perfected his vanishing act to magician-worthy standards. On one hand, this makes sense, as ''[=MegaTokyo=]'' has been [[CerebusSyndrome leaning towards]] [[SickSadWorld [[CrapsackWorld the melancholy side of life]] lately, and fuzzy, incompetent hamsters may jar the mood. On the other hand, with all the angst that's been heaped on Largo lately, you'd think now would be a good time for his conscience to lend a hand. [[spoiler: Boo has shown up again, though Largo seems to have lent him to Ping. Or something...]] This might also be a demonstration of how much Boo is out of his league, and how little influence he has on people. Remember the comics with him just trying to ''find'' Largo?
20th Mar '17 4:06:27 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' Linus has very little screentime compared to the older ''Peanuts'' films and specials.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' Linus ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie,'' [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Linus]] has very surprisingly little screentime screen time compared to the older most ''Peanuts'' films specials. This is probably because of [[BreakoutCharacter Snoopy]]'s expanded role--he TookALevelInKindness and specials.thus usurped Linus' main role as [[BornUnlucky Charlie Brown]]'s best friend and confidant.
14th Mar '17 5:51:10 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Szeth gets much less attention in [[Literature/WordsOfRadiance the second book]] (specifically, he spends most of the book flying back and forth across the continent), but the focus character of book five.
4th Mar '17 1:23:47 AM Darkanine
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Lady Rainicorn gets hit with this hard. Originally intended to be a main character, Lady was a very relevant character in the original pilot and was a major character in the first season. Since then, she's all but disappeared from the show. ''"Lady Rainicorn of the Crystal Dimension"'' was her first major role since ''"Jake the Dad"'', two seasons prior and in both episodes, she's not even the lead. In ''"Lady Rainicorn of the Crystal Dimension"'', her son, T.V. and her ex-boyfriend named Lee take up the majority of the episode and ''"Jake the Dad"'' is mostly about Jake overcoming his overprotective nature and let his children be free.
3rd Mar '17 7:39:21 PM AquaMusic
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** Subverted with Klaus the German fish; some claim Klaus should be in this category, but he has never been an important or significant character, existing only for one or two funny lines an episode pretty much since from the beginning.

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** Subverted with Klaus the German fish; some claim Klaus should be in this category, but and his lack of involvement (along with Hayley's) is lampshaded in one episode. But he has never been an important or significant character, existing only for one or two funny lines an episode pretty much since from the beginning.beginning. To the point that TheOtherWiki deleted their article for him for a time. However, around season 10 he seemed to be getting a little more focus.
28th Feb '17 7:13:50 PM BatmanKalEl
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** While Mr. Turner has became a more prominent character in the series and he has more amount of screentime in the same, his wife, on the other hand, has became since Season 9 a less prominent character and she has been relegated to a background character in several episodes in Seasons 9 and 10.

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** While Mr. Turner has became a more prominent character in the series and he has more amount of screentime in the same, his wife, on the other hand, has became since Season 9 a less prominent character and she has been relegated to a background character or gets a minimal role in several episodes in Seasons 9 and 10.
26th Feb '17 7:31:23 AM merotoker
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': During the Yotsuba arc, the perspective subtly but noticeably shifts from Light and his plotting to that of L and the task force, making it closer to an ensemble show. L's moral ambiguity comes into greater focus, Matsuda gets his [[ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight]], Misa gets in on the action by the end, and Aizawa gets some nice CharacterDevelopment. There's a reason for this - during that arc, Light doesn't have his memories of using the Death Note, and his purpose during those episodes is to be the [[OnlySaneMan voice of reason]] for L when he suggests letting people die in order to catch Kira. [[spoiler: Which makes it even more jarring when he gets the Death Note and his memories back at the end of the arc, and his GambitRoulette that's been running in the background the entire time is revealed, culminating with the death of L.]] During the timeskip of Death Note, [[spoiler:when Light and Misa were exposed by the 13 day rule, Light made Mikami Misa's successor which leaves Misa's role out for the rest of the story while Mikami takes over until the end.]]

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': During the Yotsuba arc, the perspective subtly but noticeably shifts from Light and his plotting to that of L and the task force, making it closer to an ensemble show. L's moral ambiguity comes into greater focus, Matsuda gets his [[ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight]], Misa gets in on the action by the end, and Aizawa gets some nice CharacterDevelopment. There's a reason for this - during that arc, Light doesn't have his memories of using the Death Note, and his purpose during those episodes is to be the [[OnlySaneMan voice of reason]] for L when he suggests letting people die in order to catch Kira. [[spoiler: Which makes it even more jarring when he gets the Death Note and his memories back at the end of the arc, and his GambitRoulette that's been running in the background the entire time is revealed, culminating with the death of L.]] During the timeskip of Death Note, [[spoiler:when Light and Misa were exposed by the 13 day rule, Light made Mikami Misa's successor which leaves Misa's role out for the rest of the story while Mikami takes over until the end.]]end]].



* ''Anime/{{K}}'': The main trio of the first season, now the [[spoiler: Silver]] Clan, are not the focus of season 2. In the first season, they were the main plot, while HOMRA and Scepter 4's stories together formed a B plot. The movie featured Kuroh's relationship with Yukari as a b-plot, with HOMRA's issues as the main story. The second season has more focus on Scepter 4 than previous seasons, and the new antagonists in the Green Clan, with the first season't trio behind that.

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* ''Anime/{{K}}'': The main trio of the first season, now the [[spoiler: Silver]] Clan, are not the focus of season 2. In the first season, they were the main plot, while HOMRA and Scepter 4's stories together formed a B plot. The movie featured Kuroh's relationship with Yukari as a b-plot, with HOMRA's issues as the main story. The second season has more focus on Scepter 4 than previous seasons, and the new antagonists in the Green Clan, with the first season't season's trio behind that.



** In 2010 episodes of the manga (the anime only got up to Volume 4), [[spoiler:the four main girls themselves go somewhat out of focus since they graduate high school and go on to different schools. Konata and ''Patty'' of all people are the only two who remain together. The manga has started to focus more on a "new generation" of girls at Ryooh High School.]]

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** In 2010 episodes of the manga (the anime only got up to Volume 4), [[spoiler:the four main girls themselves go somewhat out of focus since they graduate high school and go on to different schools. Konata and ''Patty'' of all people are the only two who remain together. The manga has started to focus more on a "new generation" of girls at Ryooh High School.]]School]].



* ''Manga/OnePiece'': [[spoiler:all of the Straw Hats except Luffy]] have only been seen on two occasions in the manga since [[WhamEpisode Chapter 512]], [[spoiler:when Kuma teleported them to separate islands]]; once to briefly show their whereabouts, and once more in a two-part cover page story arc. Granted, [[spoiler:the crew gets more focus at the end of the Post-War arc as they prepare for the TimeSkip, and then back together after it.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': [[spoiler:all of the Straw Hats except Luffy]] have only been seen on two occasions in the manga since [[WhamEpisode Chapter 512]], [[spoiler:when Kuma teleported them to separate islands]]; once to briefly show their whereabouts, and once more in a two-part cover page story arc. Granted, [[spoiler:the crew gets more focus at the end of the Post-War arc as they prepare for the TimeSkip, and then back together after it.]]it]].



** In the original series, since Ash caught too many Pokémon in Kanto, his Kingler, Muk and Tauros suffer greatly from this trope. Kingler is barely seen and has participated in only two battles (where it was really great). Muk occassionally popped up in some comedical scenes after its first battle, but it is also heavily underused. And since Ash caught ''thirty'' Tauros in the Safari Zone, it is unknown which ones he actually gets sent to him and they don't appear very often (although they have got more battles than Muk and Kingler). The Tauros herd are basically one and the same Pokémon just multiplied. Heracross from Johto also suffers this fate, as it got sent to the lab not long after its capture, but it was given some good moments to shine. Phanpy suffered this in the original series, due to being the latest Pokémon to be captured and it hatched recently there. However, in ''Advance Generation'', Phanpy re-joins the party and eventually evolves.

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** In the original series, since Ash caught too many Pokémon in Kanto, his Kingler, Muk and Tauros suffer greatly from this trope. Kingler is barely seen and has participated in only two battles (where it was really great). Muk occassionally occasionally popped up in some comedical comedic scenes after its first battle, but it is also heavily underused. And since Ash caught ''thirty'' Tauros in the Safari Zone, it is unknown which ones he actually gets sent to him and they don't appear very often (although they have got more battles than Muk and Kingler). The Tauros herd are basically one and the same Pokémon just multiplied. Heracross from Johto also suffers this fate, as it got sent to the lab not long after its capture, but it was given some good moments to shine. Phanpy suffered this in the original series, due to being the latest Pokémon to be captured and it hatched recently there. However, in ''Advance Generation'', Phanpy re-joins the party and eventually evolves.



** The wraiths/demons/majuu have been out of focus since their first appearance at the end of the series. To this day, the only thing anyone knows about them is that they're analogous to witches, they have a uniform appearance, and they travel in groups. Their last major appearance was in the [[VideoGame/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaPortable PSP game]], where they can be fought in a possible ending of the last story route. Other than that, wraiths haven't appeared in ''any'' of the spinoffs. From [[Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica new]] [[Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica series]] to {{Drama CD}}s to every single comic anthology, if they're not a short story of Homura pining, they always take place before wraiths exist. Even TheMovie, which doesn't have this excuse, mentions them only in passing and primarily centers its plot around witches and nightmares. The merchandisers completely ignore them as well. TropesAreNotBad, though, since most fans consider the wraiths to be [[TheScrappy boring]]; many FanFic writers have lamented that the worst part about writing [[spoiler: post-Madokami]] stories is having to incorporate them.

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** The wraiths/demons/majuu have been out of focus since their first appearance at the end of the series. To this day, the only thing anyone knows about them is that they're analogous to witches, they have a uniform appearance, and they travel in groups. Their last major appearance was in the [[VideoGame/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaPortable PSP game]], where they can be fought in a possible ending of the last story route. Other than that, wraiths haven't appeared in ''any'' of the spinoffs. From [[Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica new]] [[Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica series]] to {{Drama CD}}s to every single comic anthology, if they're not a short story of Homura pining, they always take place before wraiths exist. Even TheMovie, which doesn't have this excuse, mentions them only in passing and primarily centers its plot around witches and nightmares. The merchandisers completely ignore them as well. TropesAreNotBad, [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]], though, since most fans consider the wraiths to be [[TheScrappy boring]]; many FanFic writers have lamented that the worst part about writing [[spoiler: post-Madokami]] stories is having to incorporate them.



** Haruna began declining in appearances for quite awhile as Yui was slowly overtaking her spotlight. Understandable, considering the fact that by this time in real-life Kentaro Yabuki's wife, who served as model for Haruna, divorced him, triggering his CreatorBreakdown that eventually resulted in the cancellation of the original series. Though in more recent chapters of ''Darkness'', she is getting the occasional DayInTheLimelight again.

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** Haruna began declining in appearances for quite awhile as Yui was slowly overtaking her spotlight. Understandable, considering the fact that by this time in real-life Kentaro Yabuki's wife, who served as model for Haruna, divorced him, triggering his CreatorBreakdown that eventually resulted in the cancellation of the original series. Though in more recent chapters of ''Darkness'', she is getting the occasional DayInTheLimelight occasionally gets ADayInTheLimelight again.



** Yugi himself has less screen time than being the eponymous character would suggest. TropesAreNotBad though, as he is a VanillaProtagonist and has crucial role in the final two arcs of the show as a compromise.

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** Yugi himself has less screen time than being the eponymous character would suggest. TropesAreNotBad [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]] though, as he is a VanillaProtagonist and has crucial role in the final two arcs of the show as a compromise.



** Kuwabara take this role in the Makai World arc where, in an inverted PutOnABus example, he left out and stay in the human world.

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** Kuwabara take this role in the Makai World arc where, in an inverted PutOnABus example, he left out and chose to stay in the human world.



* Of the original five X-Men, Iceman gets the least focus and character development. Scott, being the leader and all, is one of the more focused characters. Jean, when she's alive, gets a lot of focus. Beast is very focused on as the team's main scientist, and later as a member of the Avengers and Illuminati, and Angel has the whole SuperpoweredEvilSide Archangel stuff going for him. Iceman is... Comic relief... Which the X-Men have in abundance... Hell, he's not even the [[ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} MAIN comic relief X-character]].
** Ever since the end of the ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men]]'' and ''Young X-Men'' series, most of the 21st Century X-Kids have fallen victim to this. With the exception of a few characters like ComicBook/{{X 23}} (now part of the ComicBook/AllNewXMen) and Prodigy (now part of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers), most of the young mutants faded into the background in favor of the ''newer'' young mutants who were introduced after ''Second Coming'' and ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''.

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* Of the original five X-Men, Iceman ComicBook/{{Iceman}} gets the least focus and character development. Scott, [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} Scott]], being the leader and all, is one of the more focused characters. Jean, ComicBook/{{Jean|Grey}}, when she's alive, gets a lot of focus. Beast is very focused on as the team's main scientist, and later as a member of the Avengers and Illuminati, and Angel has the whole SuperpoweredEvilSide Archangel stuff going for him. Iceman is... Comic relief... Which the X-Men have in abundance... Hell, he's not even the [[ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} MAIN comic relief X-character]].
** Ever since the end of the ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men]]'' the ''ComicBook/NewXMenAcademyX'' and ''Young X-Men'' series, most of the 21st Century X-Kids have fallen victim to this. With the exception of a few characters like ComicBook/{{X 23}} (now part of the ComicBook/AllNewXMen) and Prodigy (now part of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers), most of the young mutants faded into the background in favor of the ''newer'' young mutants who were introduced after ''Second Coming'' and ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''.



** {{Lampshaded}} in Bendis' ''Comicbook/MoonKnight'', where ComicBook/MsMarvel was unable to remember Maya's name and ComicBook/SpiderMan flat out ''forgot'' she ever left the team in the first place.
** Also lampshaded on ''New Avengers'' itself: during a TerribleIntervieweesMontage for the position of Jessica Jones and ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}'s daughter's babysitter, one of the applicants is Echo who states "You know, I used to be on this f***ing team!"
** A common fate of ''many'' [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] in general. Anyone seen Rage lately (outside his recent, 2016, appearances in "[[NickSpencersCaptainAmerica Captain America: Sam Wilson]]")? Black Knight (who had an AllNewAllDifferentMarvel series that has since been cancelled)? Silverclaw? Lionheart? Stingray (who is a supporting character in " Deadpool & the Mercs for Money")? [[CListFodder Does anyone know who half those characters are]]?

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** {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in Bendis' ''Comicbook/MoonKnight'', where ComicBook/MsMarvel was unable to remember Maya's name and ComicBook/SpiderMan flat out ''forgot'' she ever left the team in the first place.
** Also lampshaded on ''New Avengers'' itself: during a TerribleIntervieweesMontage for the position of Jessica Jones ComicBook/JessicaJones and ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}'s daughter's babysitter, one of the applicants is Echo who states "You know, I used to be on this f***ing team!"
** A common fate of ''many'' [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] in general. Anyone seen Rage lately (outside his recent, 2016, appearances in "[[NickSpencersCaptainAmerica "[[ComicBook/NickSpencersCaptainAmerica Captain America: Sam Wilson]]")? Black Knight (who had an AllNewAllDifferentMarvel series that has since been cancelled)? Silverclaw? Lionheart? Stingray (who is a supporting character in " Deadpool & the Mercs for Money")? [[CListFodder Does anyone know who half those characters are]]?



* Any non-human Green Lantern not named Kilowog will be hit by this. Every time a Green Lantern needs some supporting Lanterns, writers tend to pick the one or two they like, and make up some new ones. The ones who get the most focus are Kilowog, Arisia and Soranik Natu.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Earth2}}'', the new "trinity", Alan Scott, Jay Garrick and Kendra Saunders, were all put out of focus when new writer Tom Taylor came on board. He instead focused on the original trinity and their supporting cast.
* During UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks of the late Thirties to the early Fifties Superman's RoguesGallery consisted of the Ultra-Humanite, Luthor, Mr. Mxyztplk, J. Wilbur Wolfingham, the Prankster and Toy Man. Of all of them only Luthor has remained ''consistently'' prominent; Ultra (who appearead earliest) was PutOnABus for decades and when he eventually returned was given a RoguesGalleryTransplant; Mister Mxyztplk's popularity came and went in cycles (and went through a spelling mistake that changed his name to Mister Mxyz''pt''lk); J. Wilbur Wolfingham dropped into complete obscurity and the Prankster and Toy Man were DemotedToExtra in the late Fifties just before the start of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks and interminently came back, never really returning to their early prominence. The Prankster in particular was for a long stretch in the Forties Superman's single most frequently appearing foe but was so severely demoted that he only appeared ''once'' in the Sixties.

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* Any non-human Green Lantern Franchise/GreenLantern not named Kilowog will be hit by this. Every time a Green Lantern needs some supporting Lanterns, writers tend to pick the one or two they like, and make up some new ones. The ones who get the most focus are Kilowog, Arisia and Soranik Natu.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Earth2}}'', ''Comicbook/{{Earth 2}}'', the new "trinity", Alan Scott, Jay Garrick and Kendra Saunders, were all put out of focus when new writer Tom Taylor came on board. He instead focused on the original trinity and their supporting cast.
* During UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks of the late Thirties to the early Fifties Superman's Franchise/{{Superman}}'s RoguesGallery consisted of the Ultra-Humanite, Luthor, ComicBook/LexLuthor, Mr. Mxyztplk, J. Wilbur Wolfingham, the Prankster and Toy Man. Of all of them only Luthor has remained ''consistently'' prominent; Ultra (who appearead earliest) was PutOnABus for decades and when he eventually returned was given a RoguesGalleryTransplant; Mister Mxyztplk's popularity came and went in cycles (and went through a spelling mistake that changed his name to Mister Mxyz''pt''lk); J. Wilbur Wolfingham dropped into complete obscurity and the Prankster and Toy Man were DemotedToExtra in the late Fifties just before the start of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks and interminently intermittently came back, never really returning to their early prominence. The Prankster in particular was for a long stretch in the Forties Superman's single most frequently appearing foe but was so severely demoted that he only appeared ''once'' in the Sixties.



* Nermal from ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' was missing for three years until he reappeared.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
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Nermal from ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' was missing for three years until he reappeared.



** Mary, the main character's wife, who was introduced in the first chapter, stops appearing regularly after halfway through "[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOylmpians The Evil Gods part 1]]", despite having a fairly good amount of screentime for a female character forced to StayInTheKitchen until then.

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** Mary, the main character's wife, who was introduced in the first chapter, stops appearing regularly after halfway through "[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOylmpians "[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians The Evil Gods part 1]]", despite having a fairly good amount of screentime for a female character forced to StayInTheKitchen until then.



** Disney's Disney/PeterPan also ends up in this. Tinker Bell gets her own spin off series, and Captain Hook and his crew appear in ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates'' while Peter has only a few appearances there. In fact Tink appears more often in the media than Peter. Although this is probably due to the fact, that no matter what [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope Disney might claim]], Peter Pan is (mostly) a PublicDomainCharacter.

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** Disney's Disney/PeterPan also ends up in this.qualifies. Tinker Bell gets her own spin off series, and Captain Hook and his crew appear in ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates'' while Peter has only a few appearances there. In fact Tink appears more often in the media than Peter. Although this is probably due to the fact, that no matter what [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope Disney might claim]], Peter Pan is (mostly) a PublicDomainCharacter.



* In the fourth installment of the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' franchise, Crash and Eddie barely appear, and contribute nothing to the plot.
** Diego went from being one of the leads to pretty much being a supporting character in the 2nd one. [[DemotedToExtra It has not gotten better for him.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''
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In the fourth installment of the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' franchise, ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'', Crash and Eddie barely appear, and contribute nothing to the plot.
** Diego went from being one of the leads to pretty much being a supporting character in [[WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown the 2nd one.one]]. [[DemotedToExtra It has not gotten better for him.]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' Linus has very little screentime compared to the older ''Peanuts'' films and specials.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' Linus has very little screentime compared to the older ''Peanuts'' films and specials.



* Blade in ''Film/BladeTrinity'', thanks to The Nightstalkers. According to WordOfGod this was a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot. Wesley Snipes spent most of the production smoking weed in his trailer and would only come out of his trailer to film close ups. Most of the scenes with Blade were done with his stand in. He also tried to strangle the director, who responded by paying a biker gang to act as his security. After that Blade would only communicate with the crew via Post-It Notes signed "From Blade".

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* Blade in ''Film/BladeTrinity'', thanks to The Nightstalkers. According to WordOfGod this was a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot. Wesley Snipes Creator/WesleySnipes spent most of the production smoking weed in his trailer and would only come out of his trailer to film close ups. Most of the scenes with Blade were done with his stand in. He also tried to strangle the director, who responded by paying a biker gang to act as his security. After that Blade would only communicate with the crew via Post-It Notes signed "From Blade".



* Commissioner Gordon (Pat Hingle) went from having almost a major role in the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' film to making only token appearances. He then ''did'' have a slightly more prominent role in ''BatmanAndRobin'', but it was one that [[BadassDecay made him look incompetent]].

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* Commissioner Gordon (Pat Hingle) went from having almost a major role in the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' film to making only token appearances. He then ''did'' have a slightly more prominent role in ''BatmanAndRobin'', ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', but it was one that [[BadassDecay made him look incompetent]].



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': after having a big role in the plot of the second book, [[FieryRedhead Ginny Weasley]] fades into the background during books three and four before being back with a vengeance in book five.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': after ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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having a big role in the plot of the second book, [[FieryRedhead Ginny Weasley]] fades into the background during books three and four before being back with a vengeance in book five.



** The worst-off character is unquestionably Claire, who's only had three episodes in the limelight. This is particularly frustrating, especially in the final season when her [[spoiler: reappearance after a season long absence]] seems like a good set up for a terrific flashback episode that never really happens and the hold situation is instead HandWaved away magically.

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** The worst-off character is unquestionably Claire, who's only had three episodes in the limelight. This is particularly frustrating, especially in the final season when her [[spoiler: reappearance after a season long absence]] seems like a good set up for a terrific flashback episode that never really happens and the hold situation is instead HandWaved {{handwave}}d away magically.



* This happened to Potsie on ''Series/HappyDays'' after Richie and Ralph left the show.
** Most of Potsie's post-Richie/Ralph appearances were simply as a singer of the house band for Arnold's.

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* This happened to Potsie on ''Series/HappyDays'' after Richie and Ralph left the show.
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show. Most of Potsie's post-Richie/Ralph appearances were simply as a singer of the house band for Arnold's.



* Several characters in Season 7 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' suffered from this, Xander probably getting the worst of it, but Giles, Anya, Dawn, and to a lesser extent Willow were all massively pushed to the sidelines in order to accommodate more storylines for {{Sp|otlightStealingSquad}}ike.
** Although Giles's reduced screentime was more due to the fact that the actor moved back to England to spend more time with his family.

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* Several characters in Season 7 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' suffered from this, Xander probably getting the worst of it, but Giles, Anya, Dawn, and to a lesser extent Willow were all massively pushed to the sidelines in order to accommodate more storylines for {{Sp|otlightStealingSquad}}ike.
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{{Sp|otlightStealingSquad}}ike. Although Giles's reduced screentime was more due to the fact that the actor moved back to England to spend more time with his family.



* The Knights of the Round Table in ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' fall prey to this trope. Though they were given significent attention in their introductory episodes (in fact, both Lancelot and Gwaine are introduced in episodes that are [[CharacterTitle named after them]]), once they were established characters the writers seemingly ran out of ideas over what to do with them. Two were actually McLeaned when the actors decided they had better prospects elsewhere, and the remaining ones were given virtually nothing to do but jump into a fight scene every now and then.

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* The Knights of the Round Table in ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' fall prey to this trope. Though they were given significent significant attention in their introductory episodes (in fact, both Lancelot and Gwaine are introduced in episodes that are [[CharacterTitle named after them]]), once they were established characters the writers seemingly ran out of ideas over what to do with them. Two were actually McLeaned when the actors decided they had better prospects elsewhere, and the remaining ones were given virtually nothing to do but jump into a fight scene every now and then.



* ''Series/{{Casualty}}'' had this happen to many characters over the years, by virtue of being a LongRunner, but recently, it is more due to RealLifeWritesThePlot:

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* ''Series/{{Casualty}}'' had this happen to many characters over the years, by virtue of being a LongRunner, {{Long Runner|s}}, but recently, it is more due to RealLifeWritesThePlot:



** Same for Leo De Haas Produkties B.V. who supplied footage from TheNetherlands between 1995 and 1998. However, they had cameo appearances in the 1999 and 2000 series.

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** Same for Leo De Haas Produkties B.V. who supplied footage from TheNetherlands UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands between 1995 and 1998. However, they had cameo appearances in the 1999 and 2000 series.



** Curtis had a fairly large role in season four and the first half of season five, but continued do disappear in the second half, even disappearing right before the finale. He returned in the first few episodes of season six [[spoiler: but then got rather quickly killed off.]]

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** Curtis had a fairly large role in season four and the first half of season five, but continued do disappear in the second half, even disappearing right before the finale. He returned in the first few episodes of season six [[spoiler: but then got rather quickly killed off.]]off]].



** Season 5 seems to be set out to avert this with the first episode having Grumpy [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall give a passionate speech about how he is tired of waiting around on the side lines]] and he and the dwarfs join the main cast in the latest adventure accompanied by Granny and Belle. The second episode puts these characters to use and Henry gains a LoveInterest of his own making sure he gets more importance than last season.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': After Season 1, the only way you'd know Laurel Lance is the alleged female lead of the show is her second billing in the credits. Season 2 pushes her into the background with a disconnected alcoholism arc that boils down to a weekly drunken scene or missing episodes completely, while the show focuses on the crime-fighting [[{{TrueCompanions}} Oliver/Diggle/Felicity]] trio and later Laurel's sister Sara. (Despite Sara being billed as a guest star.) In Season 3, although Laurel finally knows Oliver's secret identity, her "Black Canary arc" is relegated to a few episodes in the middle of the season and she's rarely present for any of the big team moments. By Season 4, she's basically background furniture and backup in fight scenes, so you see more of the stunt double than the actress.
** Her demotion is largely due to the audience's negative reaction to [[{{DamselScrappy}} her character]] and the [[{{StrangledByTheRedString}} Laurel/Oliver relationship]] in Season 1 and a shift from the destiny, comic mythology approach to focus on more popular, original characters [[{{EnsembleDarkhorse}} Felicity]], [[{{BreakOutCharacter}} Diggle]] and [[{{AscendedExtra}} Sara.]] [[spoiler: By the end of Season 4 the writers seem to have realized how superfluous she's become to Oliver's story and kill her off.]]

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** Season 5 seems to be set out to avert this with the first episode having Grumpy [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall give a passionate speech about how he is tired of waiting around on the side lines]] and he and the dwarfs join the main cast in the latest adventure accompanied by Granny and Belle. The second episode puts these characters to use and Henry gains a LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} of his own making sure he gets more importance than last season.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': After Season 1, the only way you'd know Laurel Lance is the alleged female lead of the show is her second billing in the credits. Season 2 pushes her into the background with a disconnected alcoholism arc that boils down to a weekly drunken scene or missing episodes completely, while the show focuses on the crime-fighting [[{{TrueCompanions}} [[TrueCompanions Oliver/Diggle/Felicity]] trio and later Laurel's sister Sara. (Despite Sara being billed as a guest star.) In Season 3, although Laurel finally knows Oliver's secret identity, her "Black Canary arc" is relegated to a few episodes in the middle of the season and she's rarely present for any of the big team moments. By Season 4, she's basically background furniture and backup in fight scenes, so you see more of the stunt double than the actress.
** Her demotion is largely due to the audience's negative reaction to [[{{DamselScrappy}} [[DamselScrappy her character]] and the [[{{StrangledByTheRedString}} [[StrangledByTheRedString Laurel/Oliver relationship]] in Season 1 and a shift from the destiny, comic mythology approach to focus on more popular, original characters [[{{EnsembleDarkhorse}} [[EnsembleDarkhorse Felicity]], [[{{BreakOutCharacter}} [[BreakOutCharacter Diggle]] and [[{{AscendedExtra}} [[AscendedExtra Sara.]] [[spoiler: By the end of Season 4 the writers seem to have realized how superfluous she's become to Oliver's story and kill her off.]]



* This is what led up to the death of Wrestling/{{WCW}}. There were so many contributing factors to why WCW died, none of which should have happened. Wrestling/HulkHogan had a seven million dollar contract that gave him [[ProtectionFromEditors complete creative control]]. There were over 140 guys on the roster, most of whom never got used -- yet they still bought plane tickets to fly them to shows (for the sake of comparison, WWE's current roster of male wrestlers currently sits at 65; their team, including Divas, commentators, announcers, referees and valets, might barely break 100.) Executives from Turner Broadcasting couldn't handle the backstage politics, and the bookers they hired were happy to put themselves over at the expense of the company.
** The number of wrestlers on the roster had gotten to around 265 when the decision was made to cut costs. About 200 wrestlers were fired. Before the cuts, the roster included Lanny Poffo and Kevin "Nailz" Wacholz. Poffo was hired as a favor to his brother (Wrestling/RandySavage) in 1995 and never worked a match for the company. Wacholz worked one match for the company in 1993 (as "The Prisoner" at the first Slamboreee) and signed a contract, but everyone forgot about him, so he was never pink slipped and his contract rolled over until someone realized he was paid to do nothing for 7 years and he was released. Going back even earlier, The Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan was working for WCW without a contract (which in WCW usually paid a weekly salary instead of per appearance), he would sign in at each TV taping. After he quit, he asked a friend to keep signing in for him so he could keep getting paid. It worked for a few months until they were caught. It's believed that there were many, many other screw-ups where wrestlers were forgotten about and paid for doing nothing.

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* This is what led up to the death of Wrestling/{{WCW}}. There were so many contributing factors to why WCW died, none of which should have happened. Wrestling/HulkHogan had a seven million dollar contract that gave him [[ProtectionFromEditors complete creative control]]. There were over 140 guys on the roster, most of whom never got used -- yet they still bought plane tickets to fly them to shows (for the sake of comparison, WWE's current roster of male wrestlers currently sits at 65; their team, including Divas, commentators, announcers, referees and valets, might barely break 100.) Executives from Turner Broadcasting couldn't handle the backstage politics, and the bookers they hired were happy to put themselves over at the expense of the company.
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The number of wrestlers on the roster had gotten to around 265 when the decision was made to cut costs. About 200 wrestlers were fired. Before the cuts, the roster included Lanny Poffo and Kevin "Nailz" Wacholz. Poffo was hired as a favor to his brother (Wrestling/RandySavage) in 1995 and never worked a match for the company. Wacholz worked one match for the company in 1993 (as "The Prisoner" at the first Slamboreee) and signed a contract, but everyone forgot about him, so he was never pink slipped and his contract rolled over until someone realized he was paid to do nothing for 7 years and he was released. Going back even earlier, The Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan was working for WCW without a contract (which in WCW usually paid a weekly salary instead of per appearance), he would sign in at each TV taping. After he quit, he asked a friend to keep signing in for him so he could keep getting paid. It worked for a few months until they were caught. It's believed that there were many, many other screw-ups where wrestlers were forgotten about and paid for doing nothing.






* The Fool in KingLear has no spoken lines after Act III. Directors sometimes address what happens to him, sometimes not.
* In the 1954 musical version of ''PeterPan'', the Darling children are technically the main characters - even if they're mostly [[PinballProtagonist Pinball Protagonists]] - but when the story gets to Neverland, Wendy remains in focus while John and Michael become almost irrelevant, partly because they just get lumped in with the Lost Boys, who themselves are presented as a cookie-cutter ensemble. The animated Disney adaptation from a year earlier manages to avoid this somewhat by giving the boys extra lines.

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* The Fool in KingLear ''Theatre/KingLear'' has no spoken lines after Act III. Directors sometimes address what happens to him, sometimes not.
* In the 1954 musical version of ''PeterPan'', ''Theatre/PeterPan'', the Darling children are technically the main characters - even if they're mostly [[PinballProtagonist Pinball Protagonists]] - but when the story gets to Neverland, Wendy remains in focus while John and Michael become almost irrelevant, partly because they just get lumped in with the Lost Boys, who themselves are presented as a cookie-cutter ensemble. The animated Disney adaptation from a year earlier manages to avoid this somewhat by giving the boys extra lines.



** Many of the new characters in ''Street Fighter III'' have yet to make an appearance outside those games. Though this is slowly being rectified, as Alex, Yun and Yang, Ibuki, Makoto, and Dudley have since made appearances in other Capcom games. Also a partial justification, as ''SFIII'' is currently at the end of the ''Street Fighter'' timeline, and some characters' stories, such as Necro, Urien, and Twelve, are based around the game's BigBad, making it hard to find a good reason to put them in other ''Street Fighter'' games. And Alex is [[spoiler:the current champion of the World Warrior tournament!]]

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** Many of the new characters in ''Street Fighter III'' have yet to make an appearance outside those games. Though this is slowly being rectified, as Alex, Yun and Yang, Ibuki, Makoto, and Dudley have since made appearances in other Capcom games. Also a partial justification, as ''SFIII'' is currently at the end of the ''Street Fighter'' timeline, and some characters' stories, such as Necro, Urien, and Twelve, are based around the game's BigBad, making it hard to find a good reason to put them in other ''Street Fighter'' games. And Alex is [[spoiler:the current champion of the World Warrior tournament!]]tournament]]!



* Ironically, this happens to the iconic Freddy of ''VideoGames/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. In the first game, he was THE most dangerous animatronic in the pizzeria, hiding in the darkness, coming for you when the power ran out, and jumping from the east hall straight to your office. But in the [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 sequel]], he and his Toy counterpart are arguably the easiest animatronics to fend off (they don't come for you often, and they come for you from the hallway, meaning you don't need the camera to keep track of them). And in the [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 third game]], [[spoiler:he's the first one to get dismantled by the Purple Man. There IS a Phantom Freddy, but it seems to take more after Golden Freddy than regular Freddy.]]

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* Ironically, this happens to the iconic Freddy of ''VideoGames/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. In the first game, he was THE most dangerous animatronic in the pizzeria, hiding in the darkness, coming for you when the power ran out, and jumping from the east hall straight to your office. But in the [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 sequel]], he and his Toy counterpart are arguably the easiest animatronics to fend off (they don't come for you often, and they come for you from the hallway, meaning you don't need the camera to keep track of them). And in the [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 third game]], [[spoiler:he's the first one to get dismantled by the Purple Man. There IS a Phantom Freddy, but it seems to take more after Golden Freddy than regular Freddy.]] Freddy]].



* ''VisualNovel/{{Apollo Justice|AceAttorney}}'' was meant to become the new protagonist of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series when his game was released back in 2007. By the end of 2014, fan-favorite Miles Edgeworth has gotten [[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations two games of his own]], while original protagonist Phoenix Wright has appeared in [[VideoGame/UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3 two]] [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVSAceAttorney crossovers]]. Apollo has appeared in none of these, and marketing for the series has largely returned to putting Phoenix and Edgeworth front and center. However, in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', Apollo gets quite a lot of focus in the game (shared with the newcomer Athena Cykes) and, for half of it, he [[TookALevelInCynic takes a level in cynism]]. This time around, it's Phoenix that's kind of phased out (he's still there, and playable for a good chunk of the game, but the plots are much more personal to the other two attorneys, with Phoenix serving more as a mentor).

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Apollo Justice|AceAttorney}}'' was meant to become the new protagonist of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series when his game was released back in 2007. By the end of 2014, fan-favorite Miles Edgeworth has gotten [[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations two games of his own]], while original protagonist Phoenix Wright has appeared in [[VideoGame/UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3 two]] [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVSAceAttorney crossovers]]. Apollo has appeared in none of these, and marketing for the series has largely returned to putting Phoenix and Edgeworth front and center. However, in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', Apollo gets quite a lot of focus in the game (shared with the newcomer Athena Cykes) and, for half of it, he [[TookALevelInCynic takes a level in cynism]].cynicism]]. This time around, it's Phoenix that's kind of phased out (he's still there, and playable for a good chunk of the game, but the plots are much more personal to the other two attorneys, with Phoenix serving more as a mentor).



** For the Balkans, Slovenia appears the least. The Balkan comics are famous in the fandom for their colorful cast of AxeCrazy ethno nationalist countryballs all trying to remove each other. Slovenia is the WhiteSheep of the Balkans, and thus wouldn't be involved in their antics but wouldn't fit in other comics set in Europe as well.

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** For the Balkans, Slovenia appears the least. The Balkan comics are famous in the fandom for their colorful cast of AxeCrazy AxCrazy ethno nationalist countryballs all trying to remove each other. Slovenia is the WhiteSheep of the Balkans, and thus wouldn't be involved in their antics but wouldn't fit in other comics set in Europe as well.



* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'': This happens to Huey Freeman, which is odd considering he's meant to be the main protagonist. He got plenty of focus in the first season, but after that he only seems to be there just to comment on things happening around him, or to advise other characters against something, and his more outspoken attributes have been largely downplayed. The majority of episodes from season 2 onwards focus on Riley, Granddad, or even ''Ruckus'' of all people. This might have to do with Huey not being as flawed or comical as his comic strip version, making him harder to write into the show's plots.

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* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'': ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'': This happens to Huey Freeman, which is odd considering he's meant to be the main protagonist. He got plenty of focus in the first season, but after that he only seems to be there just to comment on things happening around him, or to advise other characters against something, and his more outspoken attributes have been largely downplayed. The majority of episodes from season 2 onwards focus on Riley, Granddad, or even ''Ruckus'' of all people. This might have to do with Huey not being as flawed or comical as his comic strip version, making him harder to write into the show's plots.



** The calmer, more genteel MickeyMouse gradually lost top billing to hot-tempered {{Jerkass}} WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and dimwitted klutz {{WesternAnimation/Goofy}}. Mickey appeared in barely any cartoons during WorldWarII, and eventually had to wait ''30 years'' from his last classic appearance in ''The Simple Things'' until ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol''.

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** The calmer, more genteel MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse gradually lost top billing to hot-tempered {{Jerkass}} WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and dimwitted klutz {{WesternAnimation/Goofy}}. Mickey appeared in barely any cartoons during WorldWarII, and eventually had to wait ''30 years'' from his last classic appearance in ''The Simple Things'' until ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol''.



*** This is particularly ironic because the reason that Donald Duck was created was that ''Mickey'' was originally quite a {{Jerkass}}, and when he started to become a really popular character, they decided that he needed to be nicer. All of Mickey's more negative qualities were passed on to Donald Duck so that he could be a foil to the now nicer Mickey. This was done specifically so that Mickey would remain their most popular character.

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*** This is particularly ironic because the reason that Donald Duck was created was that ''Mickey'' was originally quite a {{Jerkass}}, and when he started to become a really popular character, they decided that he needed to be nicer. All of Mickey's more negative qualities were passed on to Donald Duck so that he could be a foil {{foil}} to the now nicer Mickey. This was done specifically so that Mickey would remain their most popular character.



** Poof. Despite being PromotionToOpeningTitles in Season 9, he's started to appear less and less, while Sparky has been appearing more and more. Even after Sparky disappear from the show, he was completely absent from Season 10, until he eventually [[TheBusCameBack reappears]] in the episode "Certifiable Super Sitter", his only appearance in this season.

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** Poof. Despite being his PromotionToOpeningTitles in Season 9, he's started to appear less and less, while Sparky has been appearing more and more. Even after Sparky disappear from the show, he was completely absent from Season 10, until he eventually [[TheBusCameBack reappears]] in the episode "Certifiable Super Sitter", his only appearance in this season.



** Jetta is TheSixthRanger of The Misfits. She has an episode that revolves around her ("Britrock") but overall gets the least spotlight. She and Roxy get along poorly because they both play similar roles.

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** Jetta is TheSixthRanger the SixthRanger of The Misfits. She has an episode that revolves around her ("Britrock") but overall gets the least spotlight. She and Roxy get along poorly because they both play similar roles.



* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': In the fourth season of the ''Life With Loopy'' shorts, Larry fell out of focus after being the show's deuteragonist for the first three seasons, with only one episode centering on him. While his role as TheNarrator was kept, he only ended up with one line at the beginning of the short and sometimes one more towards the end. When he showed up in the episode's main stories themselves, he usually only had one to a few lines or none at all.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': In the fourth season of the ''Life With Loopy'' shorts, Larry fell out of focus after being the show's deuteragonist for the first three seasons, with only one episode centering on him. While his role as TheNarrator {{Narrator}} was kept, he only ended up with one line at the beginning of the short and sometimes one more towards the end. When he showed up in the episode's main stories themselves, he usually only had one to a few lines or none at all.



** The twin Sherri and Terri. In +20 seasons, they have never received a single ADayInTheLimelight episode where they are the protagonists.

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** The twin Sherri and Terri. In +20 seasons, they have never received a single ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight episode where they are the protagonists.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Nowadays, Gary only gets a few lines per episode unless it's a DayInTheLimelight episode for him ([[SpeechImpairedAnimal not that he has much to say, anyway]]), Sandy appears 1 to 4 times a season, and Mrs. Puff and Larry only appear once in a blue moon. Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Plankton are the only regulars now. It's gotten so bad that at one point Sandy Cheeks was referred to as Sandy Squirrel. That's right, ''the writers have literally forgotten her name.''

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Nowadays, Gary only gets a few lines per episode unless it's a DayInTheLimelight ADayInTheLimelight episode for him ([[SpeechImpairedAnimal not that he has much to say, anyway]]), Sandy appears 1 to 4 times a season, and Mrs. Puff and Larry only appear once in a blue moon. Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Plankton are the only regulars now. It's gotten so bad that at one point Sandy Cheeks was referred to as Sandy Squirrel. That's right, ''the writers have literally forgotten her name.''



* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'': This happened to Keith. Out of the 5 Paladins (plus Allura), he is the sole character to not get CharacterFocus in no point of the show during season 1. Early on, Shiro was the focus, then Pidge and [[spoiler:her backstory of doing a SweetPollyOliver to try to find his missing family members]], Lance got some HiddenDepths and Hunk got focus during their mission to help Shay and save the Balmera, with Allura becoming the focus after that. Keith in comparison, has gotten nothing but some moments that imply HiddenDepths, but are subject to AlternativeCharacterInterpretation. Averted in season 2, in which Keith, [[spoiler:his Galra heritage]] and his relationship with Allura after she finding out about it become major plot points. Shiro and Pidge both receive a good amount of screen time, however, Hunk and Lance both get a bit of {{Flanderization}}, being mostly used to ComicRelief, with Hunk largely forgetting the CharacterDevelopment he went through in the previous season.



* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'': This happened to Keith. Out of the 5 Paladins(plus Allura), he is the sole character to not get CharacterFocus in no point of the show during season 1. Early on, Shiro was the focus, then Pidge and [[spoiler:her backstory of doing a SweetPollyOliver to try to find his missing family members]], Lance got some HiddenDepths and Hunk got focus during their mission to help Shay and save the Balmera, with Allura becoming the focus after that. Keith in comparison, has gotten nothing but some moments that imply HiddenDepths, but are subject to AlternateCharacterInterpretation.
** Averted in season 2, in which Keith, [[spoiler:his Galra heritage]] and his relationship with Allura after she finding out about it become major plot points. Shiro and Pidge both receive a good amount of screen time, however, Hunk and Lance both get a bit of {{Flanderization}}, being mostly used to ComicRelief, with Hunk largely forgetting the CharacterDevelopment he went through in the previous season.
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* Dr. Verbena Beeks in ''Series/QuantumLeap'' gets talked about a whole lot, and her role at Project Quantum Leap is to work directly with the time-displaced "leapees," but she doesn't actually appear on screen after Season 3. It's jarring in Season 5, where there are a bunch of scenes set in PQL's waiting room, but Beeks isn't in any one of them. This is subtly lampshaded (but ultimately played straight) in Season 5's "Return of the Evil Leaper," where she is talked about, and leapee Arnold Watkins mistakes Al's handlink for her -- but it's ''Al'' who does some armchair psychology with Arnold, not Beeks.
12th Feb '17 7:31:39 PM BatmanKalEl
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** Poof. Despite being PromotionToOpeningTitles in Season 9, he's started to appear less and less, while Sparky has been appearing more and more. Even after Sparky disappear from the show, Poof is again completely absent from season 10 so far, although screenshots of upcoming episodes show possible future appearances of him.

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** Poof. Despite being PromotionToOpeningTitles in Season 9, he's started to appear less and less, while Sparky has been appearing more and more. Even after Sparky disappear from the show, Poof is again he was completely absent from season 10 so far, although screenshots of upcoming episodes show possible future appearances of him.Season 10, until he eventually [[TheBusCameBack reappears]] in the episode "Certifiable Super Sitter", his only appearance in this season.
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** From ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', Tsumigi was written this way [[spoiler: until TheReveal]]. She ended up having a lack of relationships and ShipTease between other characters in comparison to a majority of the cast. She also does very little to participate in the class trials.

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** * From ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', Tsumigi was written this way [[spoiler: until TheReveal]]. She ended up having a lack of relationships and ShipTease between other characters in comparison to a majority of the cast. She also does very little to participate in the class trials.
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