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13th Jun '16 10:28:15 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' Sakaki seems to get most of the focus throughout the series... until her animal plot is resolved with Mayaa coming back. For the last two episodes of the show, she has MAYBE ten lines total and about half of those are random background/crowd chatter lines it seems. For most of the rest of the series, Kagura probably falls into this most of the time as, despite being one of the main six, she doesn't show up properly until a little under halfway through the series and is rarely (if ever) the focus of an episode (or the small mini-episodes that make up one episode).

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* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
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Sakaki seems to get most of the focus throughout the series... until her animal plot is resolved with Mayaa coming back. For the last two episodes of the show, she has MAYBE ten lines total and about half of those are random background/crowd chatter lines it seems. For most of the rest of the series, Kagura probably falls into this most of the time as, despite being one of the main six, she doesn't show up properly until a little under halfway through the series and is rarely (if ever) the focus of an episode (or the small mini-episodes that make up one episode).



** Several of the Starlight Girls are bit characters or were demoted to extras. The one used the most by far is Ba Nee.

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** Several of the Starlight Girls are bit characters or were demoted to extras. The one used the most by far is Ba Nee. Ashley was introduced as the main Starlight Girl in the five-part pilot however she was eventually phased out for Ba Nee to get more focus.
12th Jun '16 5:39:23 PM nombretomado
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** {{Lampshaded}} in Bendis' ''Comicbook/MoonKnight'', where MsMarvel was unable to remember Maya's name and ComicBook/SpiderMan flat out ''forgot'' she ever left the team in the first place.

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** {{Lampshaded}} in Bendis' ''Comicbook/MoonKnight'', where MsMarvel ComicBook/MsMarvel was unable to remember Maya's name and ComicBook/SpiderMan flat out ''forgot'' she ever left the team in the first place.
1st Jun '16 8:34:48 AM rafi
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** After the introduction of [[ReplacementScrappy Foop]], his parents Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda had one more appearance and that was it.
** In fact, most of the supporting cast of earlier seasons (AJ, Chester [=McBadbatt=], Trixie Tang, Veronica, Tad and Chad, Francis, Principal Waxelplax, etc) have been largely absents or demoted to background characters since Season 7 onward. Even Vicky, who was the main antagonist of the series for most on the time, has suffered the same fate.

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** After Timmy, in Season 9, has become a supporting character in many episodes, losing protagonism in relation with Crocker, his dad, Cosmo, Poof and specially Sparky and ''even Foop''. In Season 10, he has been forced to share the introduction of [[ReplacementScrappy Foop]], his parents Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda had one more appearance and that was it.
series' limelight with Chloe.
** In fact, most Most of the supporting cast of earlier seasons (AJ, Chester [=McBadbatt=], Trixie Tang, Veronica, Tad and Chad, Francis, Principal Waxelplax, etc) have been largely absents or demoted to background characters since Season 7 onward. Even Vicky, who was the main antagonist of the series for most on the time, has suffered the same fate.
28th May '16 6:57:45 PM BioDrando
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has Cloud's struggle as the game's focus, but the other non-optional characters got several mandatory sections that featured them heavily, and one of the optional ones had a [[WutaiTheft lengthy side-quest]] focusing on her.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has Cloud's struggle as the game's focus, but the other non-optional characters got several mandatory sections that featured them heavily, and one of the optional ones had a [[WutaiTheft lengthy side-quest]] focusing on her. The only real exception would be Red XIII. He's introduced as a rare species that Hojo was enthralled with the idea of experimenting on him. after that he is completely dropped from all things plot important until Cosmo Canyon gives him his time in the sun. AFTER THAT he becomes all but relevant until the very ending cutscenes, as even scenes including his "grandfather" Bugenhagen don't need him to say anything unless he's in the party to say his unique line of dialogue for showing up.
24th May '16 10:40:27 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Even the senshi themselves are not exempt; Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus have very little involvement in the manga and ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' versions of the Infinity Arc, which focuses mostly 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.
18th May '16 2:07:35 PM nombretomado
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* Compared to her ''Series/{{CSI}}'' supervisor counterparts [[Series/CSIMiami Horatio Caine]] and [[{{CSINY}} Mac Taylor]], Catherine Willows from the mothership suffers from this, in favor of the Ray Langston Show. Of course, if you're going to shell out the money for Lawrence Fishburne, you're going to end up using Lawrence Fishburne.

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* Compared to her ''Series/{{CSI}}'' supervisor counterparts [[Series/CSIMiami Horatio Caine]] and [[{{CSINY}} [[Series/{{CSINY}} Mac Taylor]], Catherine Willows from the mothership suffers from this, in favor of the Ray Langston Show. Of course, if you're going to shell out the money for Lawrence Fishburne, you're going to end up using Lawrence Fishburne.
13th May '16 7:20:35 PM hiphiphu
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* ''{{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]], [[{{FanFavourite}} Diggle]] and [[{{BreakoutCharacter}} Sara.]] [[spoiler: By the end of Season 4 the writers seem to have realized how superfluous she's become to from Oliver's story and kill her off.]]

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* ''{{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.
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Her demotion is largely due to the audience's negative reaction to [[{{DamselScrappy}} her character 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]], [[{{FanFavourite}} [[{{BreakOutCharacter}} Diggle]] and [[{{BreakoutCharacter}} [[{{AscendedExtra}} Sara.]] [[spoiler: By the end of Season 4 the writers seem to have realized how superfluous she's become to from Oliver's story and kill her off.]]
13th May '16 7:16:14 PM hiphiphu
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** ''{{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, [[{{FanFavourite}} Diggle]] and [[{{BreakoutCharacter}} Sara.]] [[spoiler: The writers seem to have realized how disconnected she's become from Oliver's story as as she's killed off at the end of Season 4.]]

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** * ''{{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, Felicity]], [[{{FanFavourite}} Diggle]] and [[{{BreakoutCharacter}} Sara.]] [[spoiler: The By the end of Season 4 the writers seem to have realized how disconnected superfluous she's become to from Oliver's story as as she's killed off at the end of Season 4.and kill her off.]]
13th May '16 7:13:02 PM hiphiphu
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** ''{{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, despite Laurel joining the team, her "Back 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 scenes.

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** ''{{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. (Despite Sara being billed as a guest star. star.) In Season 3, despite although Laurel joining the team, finally knows Oliver's secret identity, her "Back "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 scenes. 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, [[{{FanFavourite}} Diggle]] and [[{{BreakoutCharacter}} Sara.]] [[spoiler: The writers seem to have realized how disconnected she's become from Oliver's story as as she's killed off at the end of Season 4.]]
13th May '16 6:57:45 PM hiphiphu
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' : Ben disappears after season 8, Carol after season 7, and Susan after season 6.

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


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** ''{{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, despite Laurel joining the team, her "Back 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 scenes.
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