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25th May '18 12:03:54 AM KOman
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* Among the [[LivingMacGuffin Bracelet Girls]] in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', the main heroine Yuzu and her Fusion Dimension counterpart Serena get decent development, but the other two girls Rin and Ruri spend most of the series in captivity and are defined by their relationship with the people trying to save them; the former's childhood friend Yugo and the latter's older brother Shun and his friend Yuto who she started dating. Ruri suffers slightly less from this trope, as flashbacks show other facets of her character like her admiration of the protagonist Yuya's father and his entertainment dueling, friendship with a minor character, and implications that she was getting fed up with the aforementioned KnightTemplarBigBrother Shun controlling who she's around. Rin has no meaningful interaction with anyone besides Yugo. Yuzu herself eventually became little more than "the girl Yuya's trying to save" once the antagonists keep kidnapping her and depriving her of more meaningful momnents.

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* Among the [[LivingMacGuffin Bracelet Girls]] in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', the main heroine Yuzu and her Fusion Dimension counterpart Serena get decent development, but the other two girls Rin and Ruri spend most of the series in captivity and are defined by their relationship with the people trying to save them; the former's childhood friend Yugo and the latter's older brother Shun and his friend Yuto who she started dating. Ruri suffers slightly less from this trope, as flashbacks show other facets of her character like her admiration of the protagonist Yuya's father and his entertainment dueling, friendship with a minor character, and implications that she was getting fed up with the aforementioned KnightTemplarBigBrother Shun controlling who she's around. Rin has no meaningful interaction with anyone besides Yugo. By the final season, Yuzu herself eventually became little more than "the girl Yuya's trying to save" once the antagonists keep kidnapping her and depriving her of more meaningful momnents.moments.
25th May '18 12:02:31 AM KOman
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* Among the [[LivingMacGuffin Bracelet Girls]] in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', the main heroine Yuzu and her Fusion Dimension counterpart Serena get decent development, but the other two girls Rin and Ruri spend most of the series in captivity and are defined by their relationship with the people trying to save them; the former's childhood friend Yugo and the latter's older brother Shun and his friend Yuto who she started dating. Ruri suffers slightly less from this trope, as flashbacks show other facets of her character like her admiration of the protagonist Yuya's father and his entertainment dueling, friendship with a minor character, and implications that she was getting fed up with the aforementioned KnightTemplarBigBrother Shun controlling who she's around. Rin has no meaningful interaction with anyone besides Yugo. Yuzu herself eventually became little more than "the girl Yuya's trying to save" once the antagonists keep kidnapping her and depriving her of more meaningful momnents.
24th May '18 11:43:09 PM KOman
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** Head Captain Genryusai Yamamoto is also somewhat of a version of this. While it's clear he certainly cares for the Gotei 13 and will defend it dearly, there's not really much backstory or tension for him. Even during Rukia's would be execution , he showed little emotion beyond adherence to the rules.
5th May '18 7:56:48 PM JGC-97
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* ''Anime/SevenMortalSins'' has two minor characters who fit this trope. Mina, who has no role in the plot beyond being Maria's friend, and Gnosis, who is characterized as Belial's loyal servant that [[EquippableAlly doubles as her armor]] and nothing else.
21st Apr '18 10:29:01 PM nurikokairu
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': [[ArtificialHuman Nagisa Kaworu]] is this, as he exists only to interact with Shinji and has little (if any) interaction with other characters. However, due to being the only person to ever genuinely and openly [[HomoeroticSubtext loves Shinji,]] as well as having an intense but [[TragicBromance tragic]] relationship with him, Kaworu becomes ''[[EnsembleDarkHorse massively popular]]'' with the fandom.



** Not to mention Yubel, one of the aforementioned rare villainous examples. She was the BigBad of the third season whose only defining trait is her obsessive love with Judai and the depraved lengths she is willing to go for the sake of that love. Take away Judai, and you have nothing left.

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** Not to mention Yubel, [[{{Hermaphrodite}} Yubel]], one of the aforementioned rare villainous examples. She was [[AmbiguousGender They were]] the BigBad of the third season whose only defining trait is her their obsessive love with for Judai and the depraved lengths she is they are willing to go for the sake of that love. Take away Judai, and you have nothing left.
16th Apr '18 11:46:54 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
**Much of Elektra's characterization revolves around her relationships with Matt and with Stick.
**Outside of interacting with Karen in her first scene, Marci Stahl has only ever existed as part of Foggy's story. Though this changes in season 3.
**Mitchell Ellison primarily exists solely as part of Ben's storyline in season 1, and Karen's storyline in season 2.
31st Mar '18 12:31:44 AM Gabo2oo
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*** All things considered, she never had any significant role to begin with.
** Superintendent Chalmers is this for Skinner, although he got an episode of his own in a recent season.
** Arnie Pye for Kent Brockman.
28th Feb '18 8:42:28 AM N8han11
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*** The only reason why the LARPers (Leonard & Tammy) are a team is just so that they can be [[spoiler:the first ones eliminated]]. Further proven by [[WordOfGod confirmation]] that Leonard was a last minute addition to the show to replace a magician character (which also lead to Tammy's creation since the magician would've been paired with an assistant).

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*** The only reason why the LARPers [=LARPers=] (Leonard & Tammy) are a team is just so that they can be [[spoiler:the first ones eliminated]]. Further proven by [[WordOfGod confirmation]] that Leonard was a last minute addition to the show to replace a magician character (which also lead to Tammy's creation since the magician would've been paired with an assistant).
26th Feb '18 8:26:34 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Evil Balloon just seems to be Dave's sidekick. His lack of expressiveness or even voice doesn't give him much of a personality.
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.
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