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29th Nov '17 8:48:16 AM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Shizune is this to Tsunade, downplayed in that it's more of an OvershadowedByAwesome thing; while she barely has a back story or much development, at the very least she's enjoyable to watch on her own.
** Konan is one as well, as we don't know anything about her other than she uses paper as a weapon, likes to do origami, and that she followed Yahiko and Nagato around, fighting for the same goal as them. It pretty much becomes confirmed around chapter 449 when she calmly tells Naruto [[spoiler:that since Nagato believed in him, she'll also believe in him. '''Without showing any emotion whatsoever towards the person who made her friend kill himself.''']] She's more like a lost puppy trying to find a master than an actual person.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Shizune is this to Tsunade, downplayed Tsunade. Downplayed in that it's more of an OvershadowedByAwesome thing; while thing--while she barely has a back story {{Backstory}} or much development, at the very least she's enjoyable to watch on her own.
** Konan is one as well, as we don't know anything about her other than she uses paper as a weapon, likes to do origami, and that she followed Yahiko and Nagato around, fighting for the same goal as them. It pretty much becomes confirmed around chapter Chapter 449 when she calmly tells Naruto [[spoiler:that that since Nagato believed in him, she'll also believe in him. '''Without showing any emotion whatsoever towards the person who made her friend kill himself.''']] She's more like a lost puppy trying to find a master than an actual person.'''



** Hinata's motivation and purpose were centered around Naruto in every appearance she made from the beginning of the series' Part 2 and onwards. Her participation mainly consists of watching him from a distance, efforts to protect him from danger, [[spoiler: a confession of love and finally their marriage.]] It is such an extreme example of this trope that it would be challenging to find dialogue where Hinata doesn't say his name or speak of anything related to him at all.
** Despite being a main character, Sakura qualifies. She starts the series as Sasuke's Fangirl and Naruto's object of desire and the most meaningful moments in her CharacterDevelopment (her friendship with Ino, asking Tsunade to train her...) are related to the boys.
** Out of all the Konoha 12, Tenten has gotten the least amount of development. She has no last name and practically all of the development she ever gets is usually in filler episodes in the anime. It seems as if she is just there to fill in the usual "two boys, one girl" most ninja squads tend to have and also display a cool fighting style.

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** Hinata's motivation and purpose were centered around Naruto in every appearance she made from the beginning of the series' Part 2 and onwards. Her participation mainly consists of watching him from a distance, efforts to protect him from danger, [[spoiler: a confession of love and finally their marriage.]] It is such an extreme example of this trope that it would be challenging to find dialogue where Hinata doesn't say his name or speak of anything related to him at all.
** Despite being a main character, Sakura qualifies. She starts the series as Sasuke's Fangirl {{Fangirl}} and Naruto's [[LovingAShadow object of desire affection]] and the most meaningful moments in her CharacterDevelopment (her (outside of her friendship with Ino, Ino and asking Tsunade to train her...) are her) are...related only to the boys.
** Out of all the Konoha 12, Tenten has gotten the least amount of development. She has no last name and practically all of the development she ever gets is usually in filler {{Filler}} episodes in the anime. It seems as if she is just there to fill in the usual "two boys, one girl" most ninja squads tend to have and also display a cool fighting style.
29th Nov '17 12:07:51 AM OrangenChan
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** Faye, who was [[CanonForeigner added for the]] [[VideoGameRemake remake]] of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'', has very little personality outside of her [[AllLoveIsUnrequited unrequited crush]] on Alm. Her one support chain outside of Alm's is with Silque, who Faye refuses to speak to at first because Silque wants to talk about things besides him. One of her base conversations also has her mention that her family wishes she would write to them about things besides Alm every once in a while. She ''is'' excited to see Celica again if you [[DevelopersForesight wait until Act 2 to recruit her]], implying she still likes her despite Celica's own feelings for Alm, but this is ''very'' easy to miss, and something that players have little reason to do.
26th Nov '17 2:15:40 PM Valiona
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* Yukari Akiyama of ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' is a tank {{otaku}} whose primary defining characteristic is being an ardent fan of the protagonist, Miho Nishizumi.



** The only purpose of [[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]] most of the time is to fill in the journal with story summaries and descriptions of enemies and characters. You could be forgiven for forgetting that he tags along with Sora, Donald, and Goofy, because he almost never speaks (or shows) up. ''Chain of Memories'' and ''coded'' do [[CharacterFocus give him a more expanded role]], however.

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** The only purpose of [[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]] most of the time is to fill in the journal with story summaries and descriptions of enemies and characters. You could be forgiven for forgetting that he tags along with Sora, Donald, and Goofy, because he almost never speaks (or shows) up. ''Chain of Memories'' and ''coded'' do [[CharacterFocus give him a more expanded role]], however.however, since the erasure of his journal in the former becomes a plot point in the latter.
6th Oct '17 10:35:57 AM Totema
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->'''21:''' Could you sign this, boss? Itís for 24, he got knifed by the Moppets.\\
'''The Monarch:''' Which one is 24 again?\\
'''21:''' What!? Youíre kidding, right? Let me give a hint - you know how every time you talk to me, thereís usually another guy next to me? Thatís 24.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros''; "Home is Where the Hate Is"
17th Sep '17 9:17:45 AM nombretomado
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* On SouthPark, Dr. Mephesito's "friend" Kevin is a tiny, mute creature that silently follows him around everywhere but does nothing else. In one episode Chef becomes abruptly disturbed by Kevin, noticing him for the first time. Mephesito reacts dismissively.

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* On SouthPark, ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Dr. Mephesito's "friend" Kevin is a tiny, mute creature that silently follows him around everywhere but does nothing else. In one episode Chef becomes abruptly disturbed by Kevin, noticing him for the first time. Mephesito reacts dismissively.
26th Aug '17 6:01:54 PM HarpieSiren
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** Luigi himself began as this, serving as Player 2 to Mario's Player 1 with no distinguishing characteristics. He was then given a higher, floatier jump but wasn't shown in the video games to be anything more than Mario's most frequent sidekick and his abilities defined as variants of Mario's until ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', where he got to be in his own game and was portrayed as cowardly and in need of confidence. Since then, Mario and Luigi have diverged in personalities and abilities. Luigi's behavior was even [[FreudianExcuse given a reason]] in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' as a direct cause of Mario always overshadowing him, making Luigi a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope.

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** Luigi himself began as this, serving as Player 2 to Mario's Player 1 with no distinguishing characteristics. He was then given a higher, floatier jump but wasn't shown in the video games to be anything more than Mario's most frequent sidekick and his abilities defined as variants of Mario's until ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', where he got to be in his own game and was portrayed as cowardly and in need of confidence. Since then, Mario and Luigi have diverged in personalities and abilities. Luigi's behavior was even [[FreudianExcuse given a reason]] in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' as a direct cause of Mario always [[SuccessfulSiblingSyndrome overshadowing him, him]], making Luigi a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope.
4th Aug '17 8:43:04 AM BewareQuietOnes
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** Hinata's motivation and purpose were centered around Naruto in every appearance she made from the beginning of the series' Part 2 and onwards. Her participation mainly consists of watching him from a distance, efforts to protect him from danger, a confession of love and finally her marriage to Naruto which brought closure to her main theme. It is such an extreme example of this trope that it may be challenging to find dialogue where Hinata doesn't say his name or speak of anything related to him at all.

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** Hinata's motivation and purpose were centered around Naruto in every appearance she made from the beginning of the series' Part 2 and onwards. Her participation mainly consists of watching him from a distance, efforts to protect him from danger, [[spoiler: a confession of love and finally her marriage to Naruto which brought closure to her main theme. their marriage.]] It is such an extreme example of this trope that it may would be challenging to find dialogue where Hinata doesn't say his name or speak of anything related to him at all.
4th Aug '17 8:39:14 AM BewareQuietOnes
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** Hinata's motivation and purpose were centered around Naruto in every appearance she made from the beginning of the series' Part 2 and onwards. Her participation mainly consists of watching him from a distance, efforts to protect him from danger, a confession of love and finally her marriage to Naruto which brought closure to her main theme. It is such an extreme example of this trope that it may be challenging to find dialogue where Hinata doesn't say his name or speak of anything related to him at all.
10th Jul '17 1:45:00 PM Gosicrystal
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** [[TomboyPrincess Princess Daisy]] is mostly defined by being Peach's gal pal and a [[ImpliedLoveInterest possible love interest]] to Luigi. After a while she did get a more energetic personality, her own flower motif, and a louder voice to go with during the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube games, which is an improvement from her first few playable appearances, where was there was little to differentiate her from Peach. In later games such as ''VideoGame/Mario Tennis Ultra Smash'' and ''VideoGame/Mario Strikers Charged'' she doesn't even share the same gameplay type and statistics as Peach, and is fully playable without Peach's involvement, and the two don't even show up in the same events in the 3DS version of Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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** [[TomboyPrincess Princess Daisy]] is mostly defined by being Peach's gal pal and a [[ImpliedLoveInterest possible love interest]] to Luigi. After a while she did get a more energetic personality, her own flower motif, and a louder voice to go with during the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube games, which is an improvement from her first few playable appearances, where was there was little to differentiate her from Peach. In later games such as ''VideoGame/Mario Tennis Ultra Smash'' ''VideoGame/MarioTennisUltraSmash'' and ''VideoGame/Mario Strikers Charged'' ''VideoGame/MarioStrikersCharged'' she doesn't even share the same gameplay type and statistics as Peach, and is fully playable without Peach's involvement, and the two don't even show up in the same events in the 3DS version of Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
8th Jul '17 4:26:19 AM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' has an unusual example of the main character and the BigBad being this to each other, simultaneously. [[TheHero Kyousuke]] is driven to save anyone in need because of his perceived failure to [[spoiler:control the White Queen, causing her to kill many people]]. His main goal in life is to find some way of permanently destroying her. Conversely, [[spoiler:the White Queen wants nothing more than for Kyousuke to love her again]], and is involved in every story arc solely for this reason.
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