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22nd Sep '17 9:31:45 PM WaxingName
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series, this has happened to Kraid. In the first ''[[VideoGame/{{Metroid 1}} Metroid]]'', Kraid was one of the main commanders of the Space Pirates alongside Ridley, and he reprised this role in ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''. After ''Super'', Kraid practically dropped off the radar as Ridley [[BreakoutVillain took center stage]] more and more as Samus's ArchEnemy. Kraid himself hasn't made an appearance since ''[[VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission Zero Mission]]'', itself a remake of his debut game.
22nd Sep '17 1:47:49 PM Silverblade2
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has an odd example. Go find a piece of art--fanart, official, whatever--containing four of the five MagicalGirl heroines. Which one is left out? It's SelfDemonstrating/{{Kyoko|Sakura}}, isn't it? Exceptions to this are rare: four of the end-of-episode artworks have four of the girls, and ''all'' of them lack Kyoko. The series page image, which is commonly used in promotions, does the same thing. Kyoko is the last main character to appear (in episode 4), but she ultimately gets more screen time than Mami and has a pretty obvious LesYay thing with Sayaka, so the reasons for her being excluded so often are unclear. It's possible that this was to preserve TheReveal of her first appearance, since [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer most artwork featuring four girls was produced before the fourth episode]]. After the conclusion of the series, most artwork shifted to either feature all five girls or feature [[ShipTease pairs]]. Mami wasn't part of an official duo, so she took a turn [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/sample/sample-ef30b405db45e5aa2a99c1231fcaa8d8.jpg being left out]] until TheMovie, which paired her with Nagisa.

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has an odd example. Go find a piece of art--fanart, official, whatever--containing four of the five MagicalGirl heroines. Which one is left out? It's SelfDemonstrating/{{Kyoko|Sakura}}, Kyoko Sakura, isn't it? Exceptions to this are rare: four of the end-of-episode artworks have four of the girls, and ''all'' of them lack Kyoko. The series page image, which is commonly used in promotions, does the same thing. Kyoko is the last main character to appear (in episode 4), but she ultimately gets more screen time than Mami and has a pretty obvious LesYay thing with Sayaka, so the reasons for her being excluded so often are unclear. It's possible that this was to preserve TheReveal of her first appearance, since [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer most artwork featuring four girls was produced before the fourth episode]]. After the conclusion of the series, most artwork shifted to either feature all five girls or feature [[ShipTease pairs]]. Mami wasn't part of an official duo, so she took a turn [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/sample/sample-ef30b405db45e5aa2a99c1231fcaa8d8.jpg being left out]] until TheMovie, which paired her with Nagisa.
20th Sep '17 8:28:51 PM merotoker
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* Shouko remains out of focus for most of ''Manga/AsatteNoHoukou''

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* Shouko remains out of focus for most of ''Manga/AsatteNoHoukou''''Manga/AsatteNoHoukou''.



** 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 occasionally gets ADayInTheLimelight 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 later chapters of ''Darkness'', she occasionally gets ADayInTheLimelight again.



* [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] is said to have been getting this treatment, as he's slipped into something of a DorkAge in the past few years, and has received very little attention from DC titles. His nemesis, ComicBook/BlackAdam, has been given much more attention, including major parts in various [[CrisisCrossover Crisis Crossovers.]] The reason given for Marvel's shoddy appearances in Franchise/TheDCU, according to Dan Didio, is "He doesn't fit in." This might be because DC (and Didio in particular) is pushing DarkerAndEdgier, and Captain Marvel has always been associated with LighterAndSofter. Which would explain why Black Adam, who can best be described as "Captain Marvel as an antihero" is getting all the spotlight. Don't worry, Shazam fans. Captain Marvel is currently undergoing a reboot in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', written by Creator/GeoffJohns.

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* [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} ''Comicbook/{{Shazam}}''
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Captain Marvel]] Marvel is said to have been getting this treatment, as he's slipped into something of a DorkAge in the past few years, and has received very little attention from DC titles. His nemesis, ComicBook/BlackAdam, has been given much more attention, including major parts in various [[CrisisCrossover Crisis Crossovers.]] {{Crisis Crossover}}s. The reason given for Marvel's shoddy appearances in Franchise/TheDCU, according to Dan Didio, is "He doesn't fit in." This might be because DC (and Didio in particular) is pushing DarkerAndEdgier, and Captain Marvel has always been associated with LighterAndSofter. Which would explain why Black Adam, who can best be described as "Captain Marvel as an antihero" is getting all the spotlight. Don't worry, Shazam fans. Captain Marvel is currently undergoing a reboot in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', written by Creator/GeoffJohns.



* ComicBook/TheInhumans tend to fall into this trope in regards to their leader Black Bolt. The writers usually focus their attention on him since, not only is he their king, but he's much more powerful than the others and [[RuleOfCool just looks really cool.]] The others usually stand in the background and look concerned. Even then, the Inhumans as a whole, including Black Bolt, are generally not used outside of a few miniseries every few years and as supporting characters. Recently, they've been heavily pushed by Marvel, though.

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* ComicBook/TheInhumans tend to fall into this trope in regards to their leader Black Bolt.ComicBook/BlackBolt. The writers usually focus their attention on him since, not only is he their king, but he's much more powerful than the others and [[RuleOfCool just looks really cool.]] The others usually stand in the background and look concerned. Even then, the Inhumans as a whole, including Black Bolt, are generally not used outside of a few miniseries every few years and as supporting characters. Recently, they've been heavily pushed by Marvel, though.



** Also lampshaded on ''New Avengers'' itself: during a TerribleIntervieweesMontage for the position of 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 "[[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]]?
* Rotor Walrus was hit with this in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' during the early points of Ian Flynn's run. The CosmicRetcon fixed this, though.

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** Also lampshaded on in ''New Avengers'' itself: during a TerribleIntervieweesMontage for the position of 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, 2016 appearances in "[[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]]?
* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'':
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Rotor Walrus was hit with this in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' during the early points of Ian Flynn's run. The CosmicRetcon fixed this, though.



* Both Disney/{{Pocahontas}} and Disney/{{Mulan}}, despite being marketed as official Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, actually do not appear in most of their merchandise unlike [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the]] [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} six]] [[Disney/SleepingBeauty core]] [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid prin]][[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast cess]][[Disney/{{Aladdin}} es]] (and to a much lesser extent, the recently introduced [[Disney/ThePrincessandtheFrog Tiana]] and [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]]) let alone several group artworks. This may have to do with controversy over using a real person's life as a fairytale in the former's case, and the fact that Mulan is not actually a princess (for that matter, neither is Pocahontas, but Disney felt that since she was the chieftain's daughter, that was close enough). Recently, both Jasmine and ''especially'' Snow White, probably for the better, are also starting to suffer from this, in order to make room for Tiana and Rapunzel.
** Disney's Disney/PeterPan also 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.

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* Both Disney/{{Pocahontas}} and Disney/{{Mulan}}, despite being marketed as official Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, actually do not appear in most of their merchandise unlike [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the]] [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} six]] [[Disney/SleepingBeauty core]] [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid prin]][[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast cess]][[Disney/{{Aladdin}} es]] (and to a much lesser extent, the recently introduced later additions [[Disney/ThePrincessandtheFrog Tiana]] and [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]]) let alone several group artworks. This may have to do with controversy over using a real person's life as a fairytale in the former's case, and the fact that Mulan is not actually a princess (for that matter, neither is Pocahontas, but Disney felt that since she was the chieftain's daughter, that was close enough). Recently, both Both Jasmine and ''especially'' Snow White, probably for the better, are also starting to suffer from this, in order to make room for Tiana and Rapunzel.
** Disney's Disney/PeterPan also qualifies. Tinker Bell gets her own spin off series, and Captain Hook and his crew appear in ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates'' ''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.






* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' : does this to Ross's ex-wife and son, with Ben disappearing after season 8, Carol after season 7, and Susan (Carol's wife) after season 6.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' : does this to Ross's ex-wife and son, with Ben disappearing after season 8, Carol after season 7, and Susan (Carol's wife) after season 6.



** Henry became this starting from Season 3 where he is used more as a LivingMacguffin for the first half and practically vanishes for the second half until the very end. He does not regain the kind of relevance he had in the first two seasons until the season 4 finale.

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** Henry became this starting from Season 3 where he is used more as a LivingMacguffin LivingMacGuffin for the first half and practically vanishes for the second half until the very end. He does not regain the kind of relevance he had in the first two seasons until the season 4 finale.



* Despite being billed as a regular in ''{{Series/Riverdale}}'' Josie Mccoy has appeared less than most of the supporting cast. There is only one episode were she is mostly in focus, and after that, only has two other appearances in the first season.

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* Despite being billed as a regular in ''{{Series/Riverdale}}'' Josie Mccoy [=McCoy=] has appeared less than most of the supporting cast. There is only one episode were she is mostly in focus, and after that, only has two other appearances in the first season.



* 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, the 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, the they start losing more than winning. Then they are only seen on lesser shows like Superstars ''Superstars'' and Main Event.''Main Event''. Finally the company will be wishing them luck on their future endeavors.



** Recent games have been getting clever about this with optional "Info" conversations, allowing a good fourth of the cast to get decent story-relevant characterization.

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** Recent Later games have been getting clever about this with optional "Info" conversations, allowing a good fourth of the cast to get decent story-relevant characterization.



* In ''WebVideo/VinesauceTomodachiLife'', a series with [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters over half a hundred characters]], this is bound to happen. Generally, an islander will only get focused on if they've established themselves as a character (only about 15-20 islanders have) or if [[VideoGame/TomodachiLife the game]] and/or [[WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} Vinny]] decides something interesting should happen to them. Even main characters aren't safe; Witch and Waluigi were among the first islanders added, and they were well-known for being the first (and by far the most stable) couple, but around the time they got married, they stopped being interesting and focus shifted to other islanders.

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* In ''WebVideo/VinesauceTomodachiLife'', a series with [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters over half a hundred characters]], this is bound to happen. Generally, an islander will only get focused on if they've established themselves as a character (only about 15-20 islanders have) or if [[VideoGame/TomodachiLife the game]] and/or [[WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} Vinny]] WebVideo/{{Vin|esauce}}ny decides something interesting should happen to them. Even main characters aren't safe; Witch and Waluigi were among the first islanders added, and they were well-known for being the first (and by far the most stable) couple, but around the time they got married, they stopped being interesting and focus shifted to other islanders.



** Subverted with Klaus the German fish; some claim Klaus should be in this category, 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. To the point that Wiki/TheOtherWiki deleted their article for him for a time. However, around season 10 he seemed to be getting a little more focus to the point of having more attention than Roger at times.
** Greg Corbin an Terry Bates ever since Mike Barker (co-creator, former showrunner and voice of Terry) left the series early into the 11th season. While they were both present in that season, they rarely appeared and if so only Greg would speak. Terry was eventually written out of the show the following season by dumping Greg to follow a 311 tour further diminishing the former's overall importance.
** Many of the supporting characters from the show's first few seasons fell prey to this around the time the show phased out it's political edge. Characters like [[BiTheWay Linda Memari]] and [[Archenemy Chuck White]] haven't had any relevance or speaking parts in over half a decade. Justified however as many of these characters were [[FlatCharacter never really developed beyond having at least one or two identifiable traits]].

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** Subverted with Klaus the German fish; some claim Klaus should be in this category, 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. To the point that Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] deleted their article for him for a time. However, around season 10 he seemed to be getting a little more focus to the point of having more attention than Roger at times.
** Greg Corbin an and Terry Bates ever since Mike Barker (co-creator, former showrunner and voice of Terry) left the series early into the 11th season. While they were both present in that season, they rarely appeared and if so only Greg would speak. Terry was eventually written out of the show the following season by dumping Greg to follow a 311 tour further diminishing the former's overall importance.
** Many of the supporting characters from the show's first few seasons fell prey to this around the time the show phased out it's political edge. Characters like [[BiTheWay Linda Memari]] and [[Archenemy [[ArchEnemy Chuck White]] haven't had any relevance or speaking parts in over half a decade. Justified however as many of these characters were [[FlatCharacter never really developed beyond having at least one or two identifiable traits]].



*** This is particularly ironic because the reason that 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 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 Duck Donald 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 Duck Donald 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.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Nowadays, Gary only gets a few lines per episode unless it's 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.''

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Nowadays, Gary only gets a few lines per episode unless it's 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, [=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.''



** One of the reasons (but hardly the only one) that fans dislike the [[SeasonalRot second season]] was that almost half the contestants from Season One were cut out. What makes it worse is that the neglected campers were mostly the ones who hadn't gotten very far originally, and thus missed a chance for greater CharacterDevelopment even though some of them ([[ExtrovertedNerd Cody]], [[DeadpanSnarker Noah]] and [[HomeschooledKids Ezekiel]], for example) have [[EnsembleDarkhorse surprisingly large fanbases]].

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** One of the reasons (but hardly the only one) that fans dislike the [[SeasonalRot second season]] was that almost half the contestants from Season One were cut out. What makes it worse is that the neglected campers were mostly the ones who hadn't gotten very far originally, and thus missed a chance for greater CharacterDevelopment even though some of them ([[ExtrovertedNerd ([[ExtravertedNerd Cody]], [[DeadpanSnarker Noah]] and [[HomeschooledKids Ezekiel]], for example) have [[EnsembleDarkhorse surprisingly large fanbases]].
17th Sep '17 12:01:35 PM DustSnitch
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* ''VideoGame/LegendofDragoon'' had a large cast of nine playable characters [[spoiler:(only seven at a time, as one was killed and the other sidelined)]], but the party members that joined later in the game: [[LastOfHisKind Kongol]] and [[BadassPrincess Miranda]] had significantly less time devoted to their character development. Miranda is only given one scene of dialogue in the Kashua Glacier with Meru, while Kongol only gets a scene at the Home of the Giganto. To top it off, their scenes on the Moon That Never Sets are significantly briefer.

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* ''VideoGame/LegendofDragoon'' had a large cast of nine playable characters [[spoiler:(only seven at a time, as one was killed and the other sidelined)]], but the party members that joined later in the game: [[LastOfHisKind Kongol]] and [[BadassPrincess Miranda]] the princess Miranda had significantly less time devoted to their character development. Miranda is only given one scene of dialogue in the Kashua Glacier with Meru, while Kongol only gets a scene at the Home of the Giganto. To top it off, their scenes on the Moon That Never Sets are significantly briefer.
16th Sep '17 11:30:57 PM DuneAgain
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** Even the 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.

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** 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.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.
6th Sep '17 9:34:27 PM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** While Touma was originally the only protagonist, Accelerator and Shiage were later introduced as the second and third protagonists. The latter two had a decent number of appearances for the rest of the first series and the first part of the second series. With the Magic God Othinus arc, however, Touma more or less becomes the sole protagonist again - the other two don't have any impact on the plot of the arc's first two volumes, and only Accelerator has any role in the third.
** In the second series, many of the magic side characters introduced in the first series end up becoming this. For example, Stiyl and Kaori used to be recurring characters, but they now have few appearances and minimal impact on the plot.
31st Aug '17 4:20:10 AM Trooper924
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* Early on in ''FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'', Cheerilee and Corona the Tyrant Sun both went severely underused by the [[SharedUniverse shared universe's]] many authors. The latter is particularly egregious considering that she was supposed to be the BigBad of the story, but ended up getting displaced by the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Night Court]]. Later stories have since worked to rectify this.
30th Aug '17 4:37:05 AM RedScharlach
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* [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] is said to have been getting this treatment, as he's slipped into something of a DorkAge in the past few years, and has received very little attention from the DC Titles. His nemesis, ComicBook/BlackAdam, has been given much more reception, being written with major parts into various [[CrisisCrossover Crisis Crossovers.]] The reason given for Marvel's shoddy appearances in Franchise/TheDCU, according to Dan Didio, is "He doesn't fit in." This might be because DC (and Didio in particular) is pushing DarkerAndEdgier, and Captain Marvel has always been associated with LighterAndSofter. Which would explain why Black Adam, who can best be described as "Captain Marvel as an antihero" is getting all the spotlight. Don't worry, Shazam fans. Captain Marvel is currently undergoing a reboot in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', written by Creator/GeoffJohns.

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* [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] is said to have been getting this treatment, as he's slipped into something of a DorkAge in the past few years, and has received very little attention from the DC Titles. titles. His nemesis, ComicBook/BlackAdam, has been given much more reception, being written with attention, including major parts into in various [[CrisisCrossover Crisis Crossovers.]] The reason given for Marvel's shoddy appearances in Franchise/TheDCU, according to Dan Didio, is "He doesn't fit in." This might be because DC (and Didio in particular) is pushing DarkerAndEdgier, and Captain Marvel has always been associated with LighterAndSofter. Which would explain why Black Adam, who can best be described as "Captain Marvel as an antihero" is getting all the spotlight. Don't worry, Shazam fans. Captain Marvel is currently undergoing a reboot in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', written by Creator/GeoffJohns.



* Both Disney/{{Pocahontas}} and Disney/{{Mulan}}, despite being marketed as official Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, actually do not appear in most of their merchandise unlike [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the]] [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} six]] [[Disney/SleepingBeauty core]] [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid prin]][[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast cess]][[Disney/{{Aladdin}} es]] (and to a much lesser extent, the recently introduced [[Disney/ThePrincessandtheFrog Tiana]] and [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]]) let alone several group artwork. This may have to do with controversy over using a real person's life as a fairytale in the former's case, and the fact that Mulan is not actually a princess (for that matter, neither is Pocahontas, but Disney felt that since she was the chieftain's daughter, that was close enough). Recently, both Jasmine and ''especially'' Snow White, probably for the better, are also starting to suffer from this, in order to make room for Tiana and Rapunzel.

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* Both Disney/{{Pocahontas}} and Disney/{{Mulan}}, despite being marketed as official Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, actually do not appear in most of their merchandise unlike [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the]] [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} six]] [[Disney/SleepingBeauty core]] [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid prin]][[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast cess]][[Disney/{{Aladdin}} es]] (and to a much lesser extent, the recently introduced [[Disney/ThePrincessandtheFrog Tiana]] and [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]]) let alone several group artwork.artworks. This may have to do with controversy over using a real person's life as a fairytale in the former's case, and the fact that Mulan is not actually a princess (for that matter, neither is Pocahontas, but Disney felt that since she was the chieftain's daughter, that was close enough). Recently, both Jasmine and ''especially'' Snow White, probably for the better, are also starting to suffer from this, in order to make room for Tiana and Rapunzel.



* The third ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' film (Asterix at the Opympic Games) gives more screentime to Lovesix and his RomanticPlotTumor than to Asterix and Obelix, the protagonists of the series.

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* The third ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' film (Asterix at the Opympic Olympic Games) gives more screentime to Lovesix and his RomanticPlotTumor than to Asterix and Obelix, the protagonists of the series.



** Inverted on ''Series/FullHouse'', where D.J., the ''oldest'' of the three kids, befell this trope instead, being the least "cute" of the three, and utterly lacking in "precious" mannerisms and memorable catch phrases.

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** Inverted on ''Series/FullHouse'', where D.J., the ''oldest'' of the three kids, befell fell victim to this trope instead, being the least "cute" of the three, and utterly lacking in "precious" mannerisms and memorable catch phrases.
28th Aug '17 3:15:22 PM SpinAttaxx
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** Chica is sidelined hard compared to the other four original animatronics. She has very little significance to the overall mythos than the others, and she's the only one to receive no representation at all in ''[[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation Sister Location]]'', while Freddy and Foxy have Funtime counterparts, and Bonnie appears as a puppet on Funtime Freddy's arm.

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** Chica is sidelined hard compared to the other four three original animatronics. She has very little significance to the overall mythos than the others, and she's the only one to receive no representation at all in ''[[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation Sister Location]]'', while Freddy and Foxy have Funtime counterparts, and Bonnie appears as a puppet on Funtime Freddy's arm.
28th Aug '17 3:10:29 PM SpinAttaxx
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** When compared to the other ''Z'' {{Big Bad}}s, Cell gets significantly less attention in modern media, particularly ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. Whereas Vegeta is the {{deuteragonist}}, Frieza the antagonist of [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF a movie]] and a recurring character in ''Super'', and Majin Buu a secondary character, Cell doesn't get much love.[[labelnote:*]]Even in the ''Xenoverse'' games, his arcs are generally shorter than the other three villains'.[[/labelnote]] Granted, he's the least popular of the four (at least in Japan; [[GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff in the West it's a different story]]), and this -- coupled with his difficult to draw/animate design -- probably factors into his lack of focus.

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** When compared to the other ''Z'' {{Big Bad}}s, Cell gets significantly less attention in modern media, particularly ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. Whereas Vegeta is the {{deuteragonist}}, Frieza the antagonist of [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF a movie]] and a recurring character in ''Super'', and Majin Buu a secondary character, Cell doesn't get much love.[[labelnote:*]]Even in the ''Xenoverse'' games, his arcs are generally shorter than the other three villains'.[[/labelnote]] Granted, he's the least popular of the four (at least in Japan; [[GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff in the West it's a different story]]), and this -- coupled with his difficult to draw/animate design -- probably factors into his lack of focus.
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