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10th Dec '17 1:24:08 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** Bo Dallas made a splash in early 2013 while still a part of the NXT roster, entering the Royal Rumble Match as an extrabrand participant and eliminating Wrestling/WadeBarrett. After that, however, he was sidelined for a long time. He kept bouncing from one heel gimmick to another; these included a motivational speaker ("BO-lieve"), a political candidate ("BO-lieve in Bo"), and one of the four Social Outcasts (and arguably the most insignificant of the quartet at that).

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** Bo Dallas made a splash in early 2013 while still a part of the NXT roster, entering the Royal Rumble Match as an extrabrand participant and eliminating Wrestling/WadeBarrett. After that, however, he was sidelined for a long time. He kept bouncing from one heel gimmick to another; these included a motivational speaker ("BO-lieve"), a political candidate ("BO-lieve in Bo"), and one of the four Social Outcasts (and arguably the most insignificant of the quartet at that). Then he finally gained some notoriety as a prominent member of the [[Wrestling/TheMiz Miz's]] "Miztourage," and even made it to main-event level on television (if only by association). But he soon started to fade from the scene again, partly because Wrestling/{{Cesaro}} and Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} took over the roles of Miz's main henchmen and partly because the Miz himself vanished in order to shoot another ''Marine'' sequel.
10th Dec '17 1:18:28 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** Bo Dallas made a splash in early 2013 while still a part of the NXT roster, entering the Royal Rumble Match as an extrabrand participant and eliminating Wrestling/WadeBarrett. After that, however, he was sidelined for a long time. He kept bouncing from one gimmick to another

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** Bo Dallas made a splash in early 2013 while still a part of the NXT roster, entering the Royal Rumble Match as an extrabrand participant and eliminating Wrestling/WadeBarrett. After that, however, he was sidelined for a long time. He kept bouncing from one heel gimmick to another another; these included a motivational speaker ("BO-lieve"), a political candidate ("BO-lieve in Bo"), and one of the four Social Outcasts (and arguably the most insignificant of the quartet at that).
10th Dec '17 1:15:25 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** Bo Dallas made a splash in early 2013 while still a part of the NXT roster, entering the Royal Rumble Match as an extrabrand participant and eliminating Wrestling/WadeBarrett. After that, however, he was sidelined for a long time. He kept bouncing from one gimmick to another
10th Dec '17 1:10:23 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** Billy Gunn. Ever notice how unsuccessful he was outside of the tag team division? He may have shone as one of the New Age Outlaws and as Chuck Palumbo's AmbiguouslyGay partner, but solo he was little more than "Mr. Ass," whose gimmick was that he loved women's butts. Not much that can be done with that gimmick without offending many people, so Gunn faded into the background and only occasionally appeared on the midcard.
10th Dec '17 1:04:45 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** Apollo Crews on ''Raw''. Despite being undeniably gifted athletically, he's struggled even to remain on the midcard, even as the crown jewel of Titus O'Neil's "Titus Worldwide" stable (which itself has not been featured prominently). It's likely that WWE sees him as nothing more than a bland babyface, since he doesn't seem to possess a gimmick of any kind, let alone an entertaining one.
10th Dec '17 12:59:13 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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* Very common in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. A new wrestler will be introduced to much fanfare or will even be quite successful. They start off winning on the main shows. Gradually, they start losing more than winning. Then they are only seen on lesser shows like ''Superstars'' and ''Main Event''. Finally the company will be wishing them luck on their future endeavors.

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* Very common in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. A new wrestler will be introduced to much fanfare or will even be quite successful. They start off winning on the main shows. Gradually, they start losing more than winning. Then they are only seen on lesser shows like ''Superstars'' and ''Main Event''. Finally the company will be wishing them "good luck on their future endeavors. endeavors." In between, you're bound to catch a glimpse of them once in a while: participating (fleetingly) in a Battle Royal, looking on from the middle distance as something happens backstage, or standing underneath the [=TitanTron=] with the rest of the cast to commemorate a recently deceased wrestler or national tragedy. Let's look at some of them in more detail.
24th Nov '17 3:30:47 AM Midna
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** Naru Osaka, ostensibly Usagi's best friend, just kinda disappeared by the time the ''Sailor Moon Classic'' season ended. It was probably because Usagi had found new friends in all the other senshi, and she had unfortunately just been [[SocialCircleFiller a filler friend]] for a whole season. Lampshaded and played with in fanworks and extra materials not done by Naoko herself. Fans postulated Naru was some sort of living mana battery (and it even led to a few fics where [[SpotlightStealingSquad she became the newest and most powerful senshi]]) and when the seasonal villains stopped collecting energy, her interaction with them stopped as well.

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** Naru Osaka, ostensibly Usagi's best friend, just kinda disappeared by the time the ''Sailor Moon Classic'' first season ended. It was probably because Usagi had found new friends in all the other senshi, Sailor Guardians, and she had unfortunately just been [[SocialCircleFiller a filler friend]] for a whole season. Lampshaded and played with in fanworks and extra materials not done by Naoko herself. Fans postulated Naru was some sort of living mana battery (and it even led to a few fics where [[SpotlightStealingSquad she became the newest and most powerful senshi]]) Sailor Guardian]]) and when the seasonal villains stopped collecting energy, her interaction with them stopped as well.



** Even the (Inner) senshi themselves are not exempt. Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus have vanishingly little involvement in the manga and ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' storylines after the first arc. It becomes especially pronounced beginning with the Infinity arc, which focuses on the newly-introduced characters of Haruka, Michiru, and Hotaru and on Usagi and Chibi-Usa's interactions with them, most of which the four Inner Senshi are not present for and have little input on. By the time things get real at the midpoint of the arc, even the role of reacting to and commenting on developing events mostly goes to Chibi-Usa and the Outers, relegating the Inners almost entirely to the background, to the point that the Inners, specifically Moon's ''bodyguards'', don't go with her to confront the Big Bad, but rather leave her with the Outers.

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** Even the (Inner) senshi Guardians themselves are not exempt. Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus have vanishingly little involvement in the manga and ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' storylines after the first arc. It becomes especially pronounced beginning with the Infinity arc, which focuses on the newly-introduced characters of Haruka, Michiru, and Hotaru and on Usagi and Chibi-Usa's interactions with them, most of which the four Inner Senshi Guardians are not present for and have little input on. By the time things get real at the midpoint of the arc, even the role of reacting to and commenting on developing events mostly goes to Chibi-Usa and the Outers, relegating the Inners almost entirely to the background, to the point that the Inners, specifically Moon's ''bodyguards'', don't go with her to confront the Big Bad, but rather leave her with the Outers.
16th Nov '17 2:10:00 PM Dghcrh
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* Clay from "WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown" gets the least spotlight episodes out of all the monks and was absent for most of the third season, when he gets ''no'' spotlight episodes.
14th Nov '17 8:46:24 AM Midna
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** Duck and Goofy were Sora's constant companions in ''Kingdom Hearts'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', and ''Kingdom Hearts II''. After that, they've fallen by the wayside. They only had brief cameos in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', were just unlockable multiplayer mode characters in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'', and their biggest role in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded coded]]'' was reminding Data Sora about what they and the ''real'' Sora did together in the past. In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance 3D]]'', "dream" versions of them appear in a ''[[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers Three Musketeers]]''-based world, but the real versions of them don't do much [[spoiler:until they have a BigDamnHeroes moment near the end of the game]].

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** Donald Duck and Goofy were Sora's constant companions in ''Kingdom Hearts'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', and ''Kingdom Hearts II''. After that, they've fallen by the wayside. They only had brief cameos in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', were just unlockable multiplayer mode characters in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'', and their biggest role in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded coded]]'' was reminding Data Sora about what they and the ''real'' Sora did together in the past. In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance 3D]]'', "dream" versions of them appear in a ''[[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers Three Musketeers]]''-based world, but the real versions of them don't do much [[spoiler:until they have a BigDamnHeroes moment near the end of the game]].
12th Nov '17 4:34:31 PM Midna
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** Parodied in ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff''. One of the strips introduces "the new friend Geromy", who is immediately (literally--the comic he appears in doesn't involve him at all) shoved into the background to do nothing except stand around while the title characters goof off. He doesn't even get one single line of dialogue.

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** Parodied in ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff''. One of the strips introduces "the new friend Geromy", who is immediately (literally--the comic he first appears in doesn't involve him at all) shoved into the background to do nothing except stand around while the title characters goof off. He doesn't even get one single line of dialogue.
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