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18th May '17 7:38:56 AM Anddrix
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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 [[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.

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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}}'', ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'', are this since they were all major recurring characters on Series/{{Arrow}} and Series/TheFlash2014. The characters in question are Creator/BrandonRouth as [[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.
15th May '17 3:43:30 PM eroock
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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 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.

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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 UsefulNotes/{{ratings}}, while a PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Opening Titles mostly happens because the fans and/or the creators of the show really like the character. {{Breakout Character}}s do this a lot.
7th May '17 10:11:48 AM nombretomado
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* Blaster in ''[[TransformersGeneration1 The Transformers]]'' was promoted to an appearance in the opening for season three despite being a recurring character throughout season 2 and playing a prominent role in the first half of [[TransformersTheMovie the movie]].

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* Blaster in ''[[TransformersGeneration1 The Transformers]]'' was promoted to an appearance in the opening for season three despite being a recurring character throughout season 2 and playing a prominent role in the first half of [[TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the movie]].
19th Apr '17 5:17:46 AM Plactus
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* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Sasha Pieterse was always a regular and Alison a main character, but at the start of the series Ali was missing and by the end of the first episode, dead so wasn't included with the other four main characters in the end of the original title sequence. When the sequence was redone halfway through the sixth season, Ali was back among the living, so this time she was included; she even got to be the first to deliver the "shh!" when it changed from always Aria to a CouchGag.
10th Apr '17 10:01:29 AM nombretomado
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* In the second season of ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', Hot Dog Water was added to the theme song to replace the absent Daphne.

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* In the second season of ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', Hot Dog Water was added to the theme song to replace the absent Daphne.
4th Apr '17 6:05:09 PM sgamer82
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* Ootani from ''Manga/KomorisanWaKotowarenai'' is added to the opening/ending in episode seven, following his formal introduction the previous episode.

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* Ootani from ''Manga/KomorisanWaKotowarenai'' ''Manga/KomorisanCantDecline'' is added to the opening/ending in episode seven, following his formal introduction the previous episode.
14th Mar '17 5:31:15 AM LondonKdS
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** Whedon finally got his unfulfilled first-season wish in the sixth season when [[spoiler:Amber Benson as Tara finally got an opening title appearance... for the episode in which her character was shockingly killed off. This didn't go down too well with the fanbase.]]
12th Mar '17 9:35:53 PM MisterCPC
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** Halfway through Season 12, [[spoiler: Creator/MarkPellegrino (Lucifer)]] was promoted to the main cast.
11th Mar '17 1:05:26 PM TerasOde
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** A variation in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' spin-off series. Starting with the post-''Rainbow Rocks'' shorts, Sunset Shimmer's silhouette is added next to Twilight in the Mane Six's ponies-to-humans EyeCatch shown at the end of each short, after she completes her HeelFaceTurn and more or less takes over TheProtagonist slot for the subsequent movies.
15th Jan '17 6:21:01 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. 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.

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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. This would continue for the final year of the franchise.
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