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27th Jan '16 4:27:39 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' had an interesting variant: for the first nine episodes, the opening title had [[ThreeAmigos Peter, Gwen, Harry]] and [[DaChief J. Jonah Jameson]]; after that, [[AntiVillain Harry]] was PutOnABus, and in the next episode [[FunPersonified Mary Jane]], who has just transferred to Midtown High, takes his place. After that each episode includes Peter, plus a rotating list of recurring characters chosen for their importance in that particular episode.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' had an interesting variant: for the first nine episodes, the opening title had [[ThreeAmigos Peter, Gwen, Harry]] and [[DaChief [[DaEditor J. Jonah Jameson]]; after that, [[AntiVillain Harry]] was PutOnABus, and in the next episode [[FunPersonified Mary Jane]], who has just transferred to Midtown High, takes his place. After that each episode includes Peter, plus a rotating list of recurring characters chosen for their importance in that particular episode.
7th Jan '16 10:06:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' had an interesting variant: for the first nine episodes, the opening title had [[ThreeAmigos Peter, Gwen, Harry]] and [[DaChief J. Jonah Jameson]]; after that, [[AntiVillain Harry]] was PutOnABus, and in the next episode [[FunPersonified Mary Jane]], who has just transferred to Midtown High, takes his place. After that each episode includes Peter, plus a rotating list of recurring characters chosen for their importance in that particular episode.
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* ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' had an interesting variant: for the first nine episodes, the opening title had [[ThreeAmigos Peter, Gwen, Harry]] and [[DaChief J. Jonah Jameson]]; after that, [[AntiVillain Harry]] was PutOnABus, and in the next episode [[FunPersonified Mary Jane]], who has just transferred to Midtown High, takes his place. After that each episode includes Peter, plus a rotating list of recurring characters chosen for their importance in that particular episode.
25th Dec '15 7:56:21 PM TARDIS2468
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** After ''eight years'' as a recurring on-off character, Alex Kingston finally gets her name in the title sequence for "The Husbands of River Song".
12th Dec '15 9:23:56 AM Kitchen90
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** Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott) and JohnSimm (The Master) got promoted for "The End of Time".
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** Bernard Cribbins Creator/BernardCribbins (Wilfred Mott) and JohnSimm (The Master) got promoted for "The End of Time".
19th Nov '15 10:40:37 AM Gamermaster
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* Ootani from ''Manga/KomorisanWaKotowarenai'' is added to the opening/ending in episode seven, following his formal introduction the previous episode.
15th Nov '15 4:58:01 PM ZootyCutie94
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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'', each new season is concurrent with a new wave of the LEGO sets, so a small scene of the new three tribes is placed into the theme, lengthening it a tiny bit.
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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'', each new season is concurrent with a new wave of the LEGO sets, so a small scene of the new three tribes is placed into the theme, lengthening it a tiny bit. Series 4, and then Series 5 and 6 combined, changed it to where the introduced tribes of those series are the ''only'' characters in the theme.
6th Nov '15 4:43:21 PM nombretomado
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This is when a RecurringCharacter finally achieves a high enough level of screen time and plot relevance to get added to the show's TitleSequence. Generally this is the most preferred method for someone new to be added to the main cast; when a character is created wholesale and put straight into the titles, it tends to be contrived to some degree, usually a replacement character or a response to a drop in {{ratings}}, while a PromotionToOpeningTitles mostly happens because the fans and/or the creators of the show really like the character. {{Breakout Character}}s do this a lot.
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This is when a RecurringCharacter finally achieves a high enough level of screen time and plot relevance to get added to the show's TitleSequence. Generally this is the most preferred method for someone new to be added to the main cast; when a character is created wholesale and put straight into the titles, it tends to be contrived to some degree, usually a replacement character or a response to a drop in {{ratings}}, UsefulNotes/{{ratings}}, while a PromotionToOpeningTitles mostly happens because the fans and/or the creators of the show really like the character. {{Breakout Character}}s do this a lot.
31st Oct '15 4:20:58 PM nombretomado
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* It's not an exaggeration to say that half of the main characters for the upcoming ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', the third SpinOff of the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'', are this since they were all major recurring characters on Series/{{Arrow}} and Series/TheFlash2014. The characters in question are Creator/BrandonRouth as [[TheAtom Ray Palmer]], Creator/CaityLotz as Sara Lance, Victor Garber as Martin Stein, Creator/WentworthMiller as Leonard Snart and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory.
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* It's not an exaggeration to say that half of the main characters for the upcoming ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', the third SpinOff of the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'', are this since they were all major recurring characters on Series/{{Arrow}} and Series/TheFlash2014. The characters in question are Creator/BrandonRouth as [[TheAtom [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ray Palmer]], Creator/CaityLotz as Sara Lance, Victor Garber as Martin Stein, Creator/WentworthMiller as Leonard Snart and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory.
22nd Oct '15 4:25:36 PM X2X
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Compare AscendedExtra & FakeGuestStar. Contrast with AbsenteeActor, for times when an actor's name appears in the credits even though they're not in the show.
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Compare AscendedExtra & and FakeGuestStar. Contrast with AbsenteeActor, for times when an actor's name appears in the credits even though they're not in the show.

Compare AscendedExtra & FakeGuestStar. Contrast * In the ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame OVA]], Yuan gets into the opening sequence starting with AbsenteeActor, for times when an actor's name appears in the credits even though they're not Tethe'alla arc. He actually brags about this in one of the show. post-episode bonuses.

* As progress is made in the 10th FireEmblem title the Greil Mercenaries and the BlackKnight will appear in the intro. ** For the series as a whole, if left to sit at the title, various games in the series will detail classes. Additional classes are shown after extra playthroughs. * After being unlocked, hidden characters in the original ''SuperSmashBros.'' and its sequels appear in the opening. ** Specifically, the four unlockable characters are originally silhouettes in the first ''Smash'' game, and in ''Brawl'', unlocked characters are added to the line of characters standing over a cliff near the end of the opening (though [[FireEmblem Marth]] and [[Videogame/EarthBound Ness]] make appearances in the Subspace Emissary movie clips, and the [[SonicTheHedgehog Green Hill Zone]] stage makes an appearance in the opening.) ** Sonic and Snake both have to be unlocked but are shown in the opening, though in game play shots.
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* As progress is made in the 10th FireEmblem title ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', the Greil Mercenaries and the BlackKnight will appear in the intro. ** For [[Franchise/FireEmblem the series as a whole, whole]], if left to sit at the title, various games in the series will detail classes. Additional classes are shown after extra playthroughs. * After being unlocked, hidden characters in the original ''SuperSmashBros.'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and its sequels appear in the opening. ** Specifically, the four unlockable characters are originally silhouettes in the first ''Smash'' game, and in ''Brawl'', unlocked characters are added to the line of characters standing over a cliff near the end of the opening (though [[FireEmblem [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Marth]] and [[Videogame/EarthBound [[VideoGame/EarthBound Ness]] make appearances in the Subspace Emissary VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary movie clips, and the [[SonicTheHedgehog [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Green Hill Zone]] stage makes an appearance in the opening.) opening). ** Sonic and Snake [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]] both have to be unlocked but are shown in the opening, though in game play gameplay shots.

** In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', hidden characters are in the form of silhouettes when the game is in AttractMode until you unlock them. * In the ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame OVA]], Yuan gets into the opening sequence starting with the Tethe'alla arc. He actually brags about this in one of the post-episode bonuses.
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** * In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', hidden characters are in the form of silhouettes when the game is in AttractMode until you unlock them. * In them, similar to the ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame OVA]], Yuan gets into the opening sequence starting with the Tethe'alla arc. He actually brags about this in one of the post-episode bonuses.original ''Super Smash Bros.''

* Similarly MauriceLaMarche in ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', although series regulars Lauren Tom, Phil La Marr and Dave Herman were not promoted until TheMovie.
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* Similarly MauriceLaMarche Creator/MauriceLaMarche in ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', although series regulars Lauren Tom, Phil La Marr Creator/LaurenTom, Creator/PhilLaMarr and Dave Herman were not promoted until TheMovie.

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' replaced original alien [=GhostFreak=] (who turned out to be sentient and [[spoiler:escaped the Omnitrix to become Season 3's BigBad]]) with Cannonbolt, an alien discovered in the second season. * William Dunbar got this treatment in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'''s fourth season credits... right after his instant SixthRanger [[FaceHeelTurn Heel Turn]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' replaced original alien [=GhostFreak=] Ghostfreak (who turned out to be sentient and [[spoiler:escaped the Omnitrix to become Season 3's BigBad]]) with Cannonbolt, an alien discovered in the second season. * William Dunbar got this treatment in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'''s fourth season credits... right after his instant SixthRanger [[FaceHeelTurn SixthRanger-[[FaceHeelTurn Heel Turn]].
13th Oct '15 8:15:37 AM AzureOwl
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* It's not an exaggeration to say that half of the main characters for the upcoming ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', the third SpinOff of the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'', are this since they were all major recurring characters on Series/{{Arrow}} and Series/TheFlash2014. The characters in question are Creator/BrandonRouth as [[TheAtom Ray Palmer]], Caity Lotz as Sara Lance, Victor Garber as Martin Stein, Creator/WentworthMiller as Leonard Snart and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory.
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* It's not an exaggeration to say that half of the main characters for the upcoming ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', the third SpinOff of the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'', are this since they were all major recurring characters on Series/{{Arrow}} and Series/TheFlash2014. The characters in question are Creator/BrandonRouth as [[TheAtom Ray Palmer]], Caity Lotz Creator/CaityLotz as Sara Lance, Victor Garber as Martin Stein, Creator/WentworthMiller as Leonard Snart and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory.
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