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10th Apr '17 1:44:54 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/ChromaSquad'', being a parody of ''Super Sentai'' and ''Power Rangers'', features several Sixth Rangers, most of whom are guest stars in an episode who join your Sentai team for a single battle. [[spoiler:Late in the game, you can also recruit a Sixth Ranger, Tammy, as a permanent member of your team's roster.]]
5th Apr '17 3:15:04 AM Hanz
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* ''Videogame/Persona5'' has Goro Akechi, who like Naoto is a detective who is the final character to join the party. [[spoiler:Unlike Naoto however, he's actually the SixthRangerTraitor, secretly working for the main antagonist to destroy the Phantom Thieves from inside.]]
4th Apr '17 7:05:24 AM MyFinalEdits
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Nations_Championship Five Nations rugby union tournament]] later added a sixth team, Italy, to the existing five of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France. It was renamed the Six Nations. France is actually a Sixth Ranger too, as the tournament used to be called the Home Nations, a name referring to the four countries of the UnitedKingdom.
** In the same sport, Argentina became the Fourth Ranger in 2012 in what used to be the Tri Nations (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa); the tournament was renamed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rugby_Championship The Rugby Championship]] when ''Los Pumas'' joined.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Nations_Championship Five Nations rugby union tournament]] later added a sixth team, Italy, to the existing five of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France. It was renamed the Six Nations. France is actually a Sixth Ranger too, as the tournament used to be called the Home Nations, a name referring to the four countries of the UnitedKingdom.
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UnitedKingdom. In the same sport, Argentina became the Fourth Ranger in 2012 in what used to be the Tri Nations (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa); the tournament was renamed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rugby_Championship The Rugby Championship]] when ''Los Pumas'' joined.
3rd Apr '17 11:07:54 PM sasagane_alan
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%% Potentially to add to above: ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'' appears to ''start'' with nine and may add Sixths on top of that.


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*''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'' is a rather unique example. It actually ''start'' with nine members and later add two sixths with possibly more coming.
3rd Apr '17 3:20:42 AM KYCubbie
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* Many examples in international politics and warfare. A fairly famous example being the United States in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarI (war began in 1914, US joined in 1917) and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (Britain and France declaring war on Germany in 1939, the US joined at the end of 1941), leading to a bit of a [[NeverLiveItDown joke between Europeans and Americans]]; the former insist that the US is always LateToTheParty, while the latter complain that they're the ones who have to do all the work. [[VitriolicBestBuds It's all in good fun]], though (usually). The Soviet Union can be considered a Sixth Ranger in the latter as well, due to them also joining in '41 (earlier than the U.S. by way of MistreatmentInducedBetrayal[[note]]The Soviets partitioned off Eastern Europe with the Nazis in the early years, whereas FDR was sympathetic to the Brits but didn't have a ''casus belli'' until Japan attacked[[/note]]). Unfortunately, they're barred from the joke[[note]]Despite ''very'' heavy casualties against Germany, more than the Western Powers Combined in that front, though they sat out of the Pacific War until the {{Eleventh Hour|Ranger}}[[/note]] due to disputes about the spoils and... [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar other matters]].
* In Major League Baseball after the [[AllStarCast All Star Break]] teams with no hope of making the playoffs will often trade their most expensive talent to teams that are still in contention. Film/MoneyBall popularized the term "Rent A Star", but they serve the same role as Sixth Rangers.
* [[BigApplesauce New York City]] has five boroughs. [[UsefulNotes/NewJersey New Jersey]] sometimes gets called the Sixth Borough, given how much of it falls within its sphere of influence. Occasionally, the moniker is limited to just Hudson County, which is right across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan.

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* Many examples in international politics and warfare. A fairly famous example being the United States in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarI (war began in 1914, US joined in 1917) and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (Britain and France declaring war on Germany in 1939, the US joined at the end of 1941), leading to a bit of a [[NeverLiveItDown joke between Europeans and Americans]]; the former insist that the US is always LateToTheParty, while the latter complain that they're the ones who have to do all the work. [[VitriolicBestBuds It's all in good fun]], though (usually). The Soviet Union can be considered a Sixth Ranger in the latter as well, due to them also joining in '41 (earlier than the U.S. by way of MistreatmentInducedBetrayal[[note]]The Soviets partitioned off Eastern Europe with the Nazis in the early years, whereas FDR was sympathetic to the Brits but didn't have a ''casus belli'' until Japan attacked[[/note]]). Unfortunately, they're barred from the joke[[note]]Despite ''very'' heavy casualties against Germany, more than the Western Powers Combined ''combined'' in that front, though they sat out of the Pacific War until the {{Eleventh Hour|Ranger}}[[/note]] due to disputes about the spoils and... [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar other matters]].
* In Major League Baseball after the [[AllStarCast All Star Break]] teams with no hope of making the playoffs will often trade their most expensive talent to teams that are still in contention. Film/MoneyBall Film/{{Moneyball}} popularized the term "Rent A Star", "Rent-a-Star", but they serve the same role as Sixth Rangers.
* [[BigApplesauce New York City]] has five boroughs. [[UsefulNotes/NewJersey New Jersey]] UsefulNotes/NewJersey sometimes gets called the Sixth Borough, given how much of it falls within its sphere of influence. Occasionally, the moniker is limited to just Hudson County, which is right across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan.



* Usefulnotes/{{Basketball}} subverts this with the "Sixth Man", which is the title of a team's primary substitute.[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke Basketball formations have 5 positions]].[[/note]] Such subs are on the court just about as much as any of the starters, and so the chemistry between the Sixth Man and the starters is just as important as the chemistry between the starters themselves.
%%* Ireland is considered to be this to the rest of the "Anglosphere" [[note]] The UK, The US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand [[/note]]

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* Usefulnotes/{{Basketball}} subverts this with the "Sixth Man", which is the title of a team's primary substitute.[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke Basketball formations have teams are limited to 5 positions]].players on the court]].[[/note]] Such subs are on the court just about as much as any of the starters, and so the chemistry between the Sixth Man and the starters is just as important as the chemistry between the starters themselves.
%%* Ireland is considered to be this to the rest of the "Anglosphere" [[note]] The UK, The the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand [[/note]]
3rd Apr '17 3:17:34 AM KYCubbie
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* Penn State became an Eleventh Ranger to [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball the Big Ten]]; they redesigned their logo to hide an "11" in there without having to change their name. When Nebraska joined, the logo changed (no more hidden numbers) but the name didn't.

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** In the same sport, Argentina became the Fourth Ranger in 2012 in what used to be the Tri Nations (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa); the tournament was renamed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rugby_Championship The Rugby Championship]] when ''Los Pumas'' joined.
* Penn State became an Eleventh Ranger to [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball the Big Ten]]; they redesigned their logo to hide an "11" in there without having to change their name. When Nebraska joined, the logo changed (no more hidden numbers) changed[[note]](instead of hiding "11", it now reads "[=B1G=]" in such a way that the last two characters resemble "10")[[/note]] but the name didn't.
26th Mar '17 10:10:09 PM jdgs
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* Athena Cykes from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'', she joined the main cast in the fifth game directly as a playable main character and introduced a new mechanic to the series that became a main stay on the series since then. Conveniently, she also became the sixth person to join Phoenix little group of assistants/family (after Maya, Pearl, Apollo, Trucy and Phoenix himself).
17th Mar '17 7:55:27 AM MyFinalEdits
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** Hermione can be seen as one in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', as it takes half the book for her to form a friendship with Harry and Ron. At first, her know-it-all behavior put her at odds with Harry and Ron, but the battle with the mountain troll caused her to join Harry and Ron, finally forming the well known PowerTrio.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has two such additions: [[spoiler: former villain Peridot]] and recurring WildCard [[spoiler:Lapis Lazuli]], who both underwent a HeelFaceTurn after becoming close with Steven and learning the value of Earth. It was implied that [[spoiler:Bismuth]] would join the team as well in the promos leading up to her appearance, [[spoiler:but it was revealed that she is a ''former'' member of the Crystal Gems whose lethal methods were at odds with the others]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has two such additions: ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
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[[spoiler: former Former villain Peridot]] and recurring WildCard [[spoiler:Lapis Lazuli]], who both underwent a HeelFaceTurn after becoming close with Steven and learning the value of Earth. It was implied that [[spoiler:Bismuth]] would join the team as well in the promos leading up to her appearance, [[spoiler:but it was revealed that she is a ''former'' member of the Crystal Gems whose lethal methods were at odds with the others]].



* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. Averted with Thomas. He debuts in season 4 as the park's new intern and, at first, appears as if he's going to fill the role of 8th ranger. However, he quickly devolves into background/recurring character and rarely gets involved with the other guys' antics.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.
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Averted with Thomas. He debuts in season 4 as the park's new intern and, at first, appears as if he's going to fill the role of 8th ranger. However, he quickly devolves into background/recurring character and rarely gets involved with the other guys' antics.
17th Mar '17 7:33:26 AM Dark_Lord_
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** Averted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. Remus Lupin tries to become this by offering the Trio to join them on their quest to defeat Voldemort, but Harry refuses the offer when he discovers Lupin is trying to escape the responsibilities of being a good husband and father, by leaving the pregnant Tonks to her fate. Since Harry lost his parents when they gave their live to save him, Harry really dislikes it when someone tries to abandon his or her responsibility as a parent.
16th Mar '17 8:29:52 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WebVideo/MightyMoshinEmoRangers'', a UK fan-made series (that made its way to {{MTV}}) which parodies both the Power Rangers and "emo" culture, did this in its first season with the addition of Fai, the Purple Fashioncore Ranger.

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* ''WebVideo/MightyMoshinEmoRangers'', a UK fan-made series (that made its way to {{MTV}}) which parodies both Richard Grieco's character, Dennis Booker, on the Power Rangers and "emo" culture, did this crime drama, ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet''. His character was then given his own short-lived spinoff.
* Kat of ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' was introduced
in its first the second season and spent the majority of the following episodes trying to officially join the team, which she eventually succeeded in doing.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Season 1 establishes 'Team Arrow', the PowerTrio of Oliver, Diggle and Felicity and they gain more members and allies throughout the series.
** Quentin Lance became the group's outsource and police intel starting Season 2 up until the mid-Season 3 due to a fallout. He resumes this position in Season 4.
** Sara Lance comes on board as an on-off member in Season 2 and Roy Harper later joins in the same season on a permanent basis.
** Lyla Michaels becomes a recurring ally starting the Season 2 finale.
** [[ComicBook/BlackCanary Laurel Lance]] from the Season 2 finale onwards spends her time as an outsource and legal aid. Come mid-Season 3, she tires to take her sister's place against the rest of the team's objections. Oliver eventually takes her on board.
** Thea Queen becomes an ally partway through Season 3 and officially a member during the Season Finale.
** Season 3 also introduced recurring allies such as Franchise/TheFlash and his team, ComicBook/TheAtom, and ComicBook/{{Katana}}. Malcolm Merlyn also allied
with Oliver briefly, though the addition of Fai, relationship was more antagonistic. Nyssa Al-Ghul, though helped Team Arrow in an EnemyMine scenario at the Purple Fashioncore Ranger.previous SeasonFinale, also officially becomes a recurring FriendlyEnemy during this season.
* Done multiple times on ''Series/BabylonFive''.
** Most of the time, it was to replace a departing character (Sheridan for Sinclair, Lochley for Ivanova), but Marcus Cole, introduced in the third season, is a straight example.
** Bester during his brief HeelFaceTurn functioned as the TokenEvilTeammate version.



* Lorne fits this trope in the ''Buffy'' spinoff ''Series/{{Angel}}''. While he debuts in season 2 as a neutral contact when the team has 4 members (Angel, Cordy, Wes, Gunn), he moves in with them and becomes far more involved with them in season 3 when they have 5 members (the previously mentioned, plus Fred) then joins the team officially in Season 4. But during season 3, while he is considered an ally, he isn't considered a core member. After Cordy departs, and Lorne makes up the fifth member, it could be said that Spike becomes the new sixth ranger.

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* ** Lorne fits this trope in the ''Buffy'' spinoff ''Series/{{Angel}}''. While he debuts in season 2 as a neutral contact when the team has 4 members (Angel, Cordy, Wes, Gunn), he moves in with them and becomes far more involved with them in season 3 when they have 5 members (the previously mentioned, plus Fred) then joins the team officially in Season 4. But during season 3, while he is considered an ally, he isn't considered a core member. After Cordy departs, and Lorne makes up the fifth member, it could be said that Spike becomes the new sixth ranger.ranger.
* Jesse joins the ''Series/BurnNotice'' PowerTrio in Season Four. However, tensions are a bit high, given that he's yet to find out that he's the spy Michael (accidentally) got burned.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' has Leo, Cole, Chris, Billie, and Coop all acting as sixth rangers to varying degrees.



* Derek Reese in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', who showed up late in the first season.
* Jesse joins the ''Series/BurnNotice'' PowerTrio in Season Four. However, tensions are a bit high, given that he's yet to find out that he's the spy Michael (accidentally) got burned.
* Koichi Shiranami/Ryujinou in ''[[Series/MadanSenkiRyukendo Ryukendo]]''.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' has Leo, Cole, Chris, Billie, and Coop all acting as sixth rangers to varying degrees.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' gives us Mary Morstan (who then becomes Mary Watson) in Series 3. Seems to be inverted/subverted in that she comes across as one of the good guys from the beginning; then it seems like she's secretly evil when we find out that [[spoiler:she was formerly an assassin]]. Ultimately double-subverted, as she turns out to be an ultimately good woman with a dark past who truly loves John.
* ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'' gave us Deputy Kimball in season 3.

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* Derek Reese In the second season of ''Series/{{Community}}'' Chang attempts to join the study group.
* Hawkes
in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'', who showed up joined the team as a field investigator in season 2. He was coroner before.
* Disney Channel does this in some of their shows:
** Chad Dylan Cooper in ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'', then became Sonny's replacement in ''Series/SoRandom''.
** Marcus Little in ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life on Deck]]'', although he left the series later on and Maya fills the role after he leaves.
** Gunther and Tinka Hessenheffer in ''Series/ShakeItUp'', despite the latter being billed as a recurring character.
** Carrie in the 3rd season of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', combined with OfficialCouple to Dez.
** Season 2 of ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' introduces Zay Babineaux, Lucas' old friend from Texas. He combines this trope with being an AudienceSurrogate, especially as he has been present for episodes with a more serious plot.
** Terry Perry in ''Series/LabRats'' was mostly an antagonist to the main characters, but becomes a full-fledged ally
late Season 3 onwards, even though she still antagonizes them every now and then.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Jack Harkness fits this trope in Series 1, temporarily changing the Doctor and Rose's TheHero[=/=]{{Sidekick}} duo to a PowerTrio (once he stops trying to con them). He shows up again two seasons later, just in time to help the Doctor and Martha against the Master.
** Series 5 has Rory to Eleven and Amy. He's a bit character when he first appears, but eventually becomes a companion midway through it. [[spoiler: And then he dies and is blinked out of existence a few episodes later, only to return for the finale.]] And then by Series 6 he becomes a full-time companion for the rest of Amy's tenure.
** In Series 8, starring the duo of Twelve and Clara, Clara's LoveInterest Danny and snarky student Courtney looked like they would become this, but it didn't happen.
* ''Series/DoubleTheFist'' has Tina T, TheChick who replaced Mephisto after he was taken over by an Aztec Demigod. In Series Two we got Tara, a shapeshifting cyborg assassin who was on par with Steve in combat. Comically, she was mostly used for paperwork. Blue Womp would also technically count.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Charlie Wheeler, who ''happened'' to be a TwoferTokenMinority. Also Richard and Pete, two of Monica's early boyfriends that got their own arcs. Other examples include Mike Hannigan, [[spoiler: who marries Phoebe in the end]]; Fun Bobby, Marcel the Monkey, and Gunther who appeared in the most episodes after the main six.
* Tina, Rob, Hector and Casey from ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}''.
* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', later additions to the club have included Rachel's boyfriend Jesse from a rival glee club
in the first season.
* Jesse joins
season, new student Sam and DeadpanSnarker Lauren in the ''Series/BurnNotice'' PowerTrio second, and Irish exchange student Rory, spoiled rich girl Sugar, Christian dreadlocked hippie Joe, and Kurt's boyfriend Blaine in the third. The fourth (after Rachel, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Puck, Quinn and Santana graduated) brings us Unique, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Finn and Rachel clones]] Ryder and Marley, Puck's brother Jake, and AlphaBitch Kitty. As of the midway point of the fifth season, all original members have graduated, [[spoiler: but the Glee club was disbanded, although it will presumably return in Season Four. However, tensions are a bit high, given 6]]
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' - Sylar, by the season four finale. [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Doesn't look good for him though]]. Made worse in
that he already tried it once a season before, [[StatusQuoIsGod and that didn't work out so well]]. The writers kept flip-flopping on what side they wanted him on, so he'd realize that being a good guy is more meaningful, and then realize that EvilFeelsGood, over and over. He ''happened'' to be on the good side of the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor when the show was cancelled, but that doesn't mean he's yet a good guy.
* Lieutenant Bush is cast this way in ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' (since the adaptation gave Horatio a different {{Lancer}} in Archie). Bush comes aboard pleased
to find serve under the heroic Sawyer, gets irritated at the other lieutenants' criticisms of Sawyer's erratic behavior, and observes with an unreadable expression. So when he seeks out their mutinous assembly in the middle of the night, they're quite frozen, until he expresses his own opinion of Sawyer's unfitness and that he's if they're planning to do something, he'd like to join them.
* Jerome from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' who technically joins Sibuna for protection from his "boss" [[BigBad Rufus Zeno]]. Joins up with Sibuna again in Season 2 [[spoiler:So they could rescue Trudy who had been kidnapped by Rufus.]]
** Joy also counts as she was important to
the spy Michael (accidentally) got burned.
* Koichi Shiranami/Ryujinou
mystery in ''[[Series/MadanSenkiRyukendo Ryukendo]]''.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' has Leo, Cole, Chris, Billie,
the first season and Coop all acting as sixth rangers was added into Sibuna by the end of season 2 [[spoiler:after helping to varying degrees.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' gives us Mary Morstan (who then
rescue Nina from under the Senet board]]. In season 3 she is a full member of the team, [[spoiler:but she quits after Fabian breaks her heart.]]
** Eddie also joins Sibuna at the ''[[EleventhHourRanger very]]'' [[EleventhHourRanger end of season 2]] when it turns out [[spoiler:he's the Osirian]]. He didn't officially join until season 3, however.
** Willow joins for a bit in the season 3 finale, but it's cut short when [[spoiler:she
becomes Mary Watson) in Series 3. Seems a Sinner]].
** TheMovie adds Mara
to be inverted/subverted in that she comes across as one of the good guys from team, as well as the beginning; then it seems like she's secretly evil when we find out that new students Dexter, Erin and Cassie. Sophia was also a member, but [[spoiler:she was formerly an assassin]]. Ultimately double-subverted, as she turns out soon revealed to be an ultimately good woman with a dark past who truly loves John.
the BigBad of the movie]].
* ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'' gave us Deputy Kimball The then-love interests of anyone of the FiveManBand sans [[BetaCouple Lily and Marshall]] fill the role on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. [[spoiler:If the actual mother counts, she did so ''very'' [[EleventhHourRanger late in season 3.the game]], i.e. 11:58 pm.]]
* Oddly, ''Series/IronChef'' has a one of these: Kobe in the original series fits the trope almost perfectly (as he even has his own customised entrance).
* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Frank appears and joins as the fifth member of "The Gang", which had previously consisted only of Dennis, Dee, Charlie and Mac. Frank has become a staple of the show.



* Oddly, ''Series/IronChef'' has a one of these: Kobe in the original series fits the trope almost perfectly (as he even has his own customised entrance).
* Kylie Minogue was once designated as the pink [[Music/TheWiggles Wiggle]].

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* Oddly, ''Series/IronChef'' has a one Bob Fossil of these: Kobe ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' is a sort-of Fifth Ranger to the main group of Howard, Vince, Bollo and Naboo. He was in the original radio show and tv show from the beginning, but as antagonist with not much focus. After series fits one ended, he vanished from the trope almost perfectly (as show, as the main characters no longer worked for him. He had a single cameo in series two, then in series three he appeared in a neutral role in a few episodes, though the other characters still don't like him. In the live shows, however, he's updated to full group status, fights on the side of the heroes, and seems to be at least somewhat friendly with Vince and Howard.
* ''WebVideo/MightyMoshinEmoRangers'', a UK fan-made series (that made its way to {{MTV}}) which parodies both the Power Rangers and "emo" culture, did this in its first season with the addition of Fai, the Purple Fashioncore Ranger.
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}'':
** Played with on episode 2.4, which introduces a guy named Ollie with all the traits of a sixth ranger: he joins the community service with the main gang, starts to get along with them and
even has his own customised entrance).
* Kylie Minogue was once designated as
a superpower like them... but he's killed ten minutes into the pink [[Music/TheWiggles Wiggle]].episode. Ironically, Ollie's heart is transplanted to IllGirl Nikki, who eventually becomes the sixth ranger for the rest of Season 2.
** Seth becomes the sixth ranger in Season 3.
* Prince Garrett in ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog''.



* Richard Grieco's character, Dennis Booker, on the crime drama, ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet''. His character was then given his own short-lived spinoff.

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* Richard Grieco's character, Dennis Booker, on the crime drama, ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet''. His character was then given his own short-lived spinoff.''Series/{{Reno 911}}'' gave us Deputy Kimball in season 3.



* Koichi Shiranami/Ryujinou in ''[[Series/MadanSenkiRyukendo Ryukendo]]''.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' gives us Mary Morstan (who then becomes Mary Watson) in Series 3. Seems to be inverted/subverted in that she comes across as one of the good guys from the beginning; then it seems like she's secretly evil when we find out that [[spoiler:she was formerly an assassin]]. Ultimately double-subverted, as she turns out to be an ultimately good woman with a dark past who truly loves John.
* Vala Mal Doran in ''Series/StargateSG1''. In mid-season eight, she [[spoiler: unsuccessfully]] hijacks the Prometheus. In Season nine, she gradually moves from minor villain to anti-hero, being partially responsible for bringing the [[spoiler: Ori]] to the Milky Way among other things. In season ten, she becomes a full SG-1 member, though not after [[spoiler: losing her memory]] once.



* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' - Sylar, by the season four finale. [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Doesn't look good for him though]]. Made worse in that he already tried it once a season before, [[StatusQuoIsGod and that didn't work out so well]]. The writers kept flip-flopping on what side they wanted him on, so he'd realize that being a good guy is more meaningful, and then realize that EvilFeelsGood, over and over. He ''happened'' to be on the good side of the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor when the show was cancelled, but that doesn't mean he's a good guy.

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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' - Sylar, by ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has seen several attempts at adding a Sixth Ranger to the season four finale. [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Doesn't look good for him though]]. Made worse in that he already tried it once a season before, [[StatusQuoIsGod and that didn't work Winchester brothers, with varying degrees of success. Ruby turned out so well]]. The writers kept flip-flopping on what side they wanted him on, so he'd realize that being a good guy is more meaningful, and then realize that EvilFeelsGood, over and over. He ''happened'' to be on the good side of the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor when the show was cancelled, a SixthRangerTraitor, but that doesn't mean he's a good guy.Castiel and Bobby seem to have well and truly worked their way into Team Free Will.



* Prince Garrett in ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog''.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has seen several attempts at adding a Sixth Ranger to the Winchester brothers, with varying degrees of success. Ruby turned out to be a SixthRangerTraitor, but Castiel and Bobby seem to have well and truly worked their way into Team Free Will.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Charlie Wheeler, who ''happened'' to be a TwoferTokenMinority. Also Richard and Pete, two of Monica's early boyfriends that got their own arcs. Other examples include Mike Hannigan, [[spoiler: who marries Phoebe in the end]]; Fun Bobby, Marcel the Monkey, and Gunther who appeared in the most episodes after the main six.
* ''Series/DoubleTheFist'' has Tina T, TheChick who replaced Mephisto after he was taken over by an Aztec Demigod. In Series Two we got Tara, a shapeshifting cyborg assassin who was on par with Steve in combat. Comically, she was mostly used for paperwork. Blue Womp would also technically count.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Jack Harkness fits this trope in the 2000's series, temporarily changing the Doctor and Rose's TheHero / SideKick duo to a PowerTrio (once he stops trying to con them). He shows up again two seasons later, just in time to help the Doctor and Martha against the Master.
** Series 5 has Rory to Eleven and Amy. He's a bit character when he first appears, but eventually becomes a companion midway through it. [[spoiler: And then he dies and is blinked out of existence a few episodes later, only to return for the finale.]] And then by Series 6 he becomes a full-time companion for the rest of Amy's tenure.
** Now that we're down to the duo of 12 and Clara, fellow teacher Danny and snarky student Courtney have each looked like they were ''about'' to become this, but it hasn't happened yet.

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* Prince Garrett Derek Reese in ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog''.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has seen several attempts at adding a Sixth Ranger to the Winchester brothers, with varying degrees of success. Ruby turned out to be a SixthRangerTraitor, but Castiel and Bobby seem to have well and truly worked their way into Team Free Will.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Charlie Wheeler,
''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', who ''happened'' to be a TwoferTokenMinority. Also Richard and Pete, two of Monica's early boyfriends that got their own arcs. Other examples include Mike Hannigan, [[spoiler: who marries Phoebe showed up late in the end]]; Fun Bobby, Marcel the Monkey, and Gunther who appeared in the most episodes after the main six.
* ''Series/DoubleTheFist'' has Tina T, TheChick who replaced Mephisto after he was taken over by an Aztec Demigod. In Series Two we got Tara, a shapeshifting cyborg assassin who was on par with Steve in combat. Comically, she was mostly used for paperwork. Blue Womp would also technically count.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Jack Harkness fits this trope in the 2000's series, temporarily changing the Doctor and Rose's TheHero / SideKick duo to a PowerTrio (once he stops trying to con them). He shows up again two seasons later, just in time to help the Doctor and Martha against the Master.
** Series 5 has Rory to Eleven and Amy. He's a bit character when he
first appears, but eventually becomes a companion midway through it. [[spoiler: And then he dies and is blinked out of existence a few episodes later, only to return for the finale.]] And then by Series 6 he becomes a full-time companion for the rest of Amy's tenure.
** Now that we're down to the duo of 12 and Clara, fellow teacher Danny and snarky student Courtney have each looked like they were ''about'' to become this, but it hasn't happened yet.
season.



* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', later additions to the club have included Rachel's boyfriend Jesse from a rival glee club in the first season, new student Sam and DeadpanSnarker Lauren in the second, and Irish exchange student Rory, spoiled rich girl Sugar, Christian dreadlocked hippie Joe, and Kurt's boyfriend Blaine in the third. The fourth (after Rachel, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Puck, Quinn and Santana graduated) brings us Unique, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Finn and Rachel clones]] Ryder and Marley, Puck's brother Jake, and AlphaBitch Kitty. As of the midway point of the fifth season, all original members have graduated, [[spoiler: but the Glee club was disbanded, although it will presumably return in Season 6]]
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Season 1 establishes 'Team Arrow', the PowerTrio of Oliver, Diggle and Felicity and they gain more members and allies throughout the series.
** Quentin Lance became the group's outsource and police intel starting Season 2 up until the mid-Season 3 due to a fallout. He resumes this position in Season 4.
** Sara Lance comes on board as an on-off member in Season 2 and Roy Harper later joins in the same season on a permanent basis.
** Lyla Michaels becomes a recurring ally starting the Season 2 finale.
** [[ComicBook/BlackCanary Laurel Lance]] from the Season 2 finale onwards spends her time as an outsource and legal aid. Come mid-Season 3, she tires to take her sister's place against the rest of the team's objections. Oliver eventually takes her on board.
** Thea Queen becomes an ally partway through Season 3 and officially a member during the Season Finale.
** Season 3 also introduced recurring allies such as Franchise/TheFlash and his team, ComicBook/TheAtom, and ComicBook/{{Katana}}. Malcolm Merlyn also allied with Oliver briefly, though the relationship was more antagonistic. Nyssa Al-Ghul, though helped Team Arrow in an EnemyMine scenario at the previous SeasonFinale, also officially becomes a recurring FriendlyEnemy during this season.
* Vala Mal Doran in ''Series/StargateSG1''. In mid-season eight, she [[spoiler: unsuccessfully]] hijacks the Prometheus. In Season nine, she gradually moves from minor villain to anti-hero, being partially responsible for bringing the [[spoiler: Ori]] to the Milky Way among other things. In season ten, she becomes a full SG-1 member, though not after [[spoiler: losing her memory]] once.
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}'':
** Played with on episode 2.4, which introduces a guy named Ollie with all the traits of a sixth ranger: he joins the community service with the main gang, starts to get along with them and even has a superpower like them... but he's killed ten minutes into the episode. Ironically, Ollie's heart is transplanted to IllGirl Nikki, who eventually becomes the sixth ranger for the rest of Season 2.
** Seth becomes the sixth ranger in Season 3.
* Disney Channel does this in some of their shows:
** Chad Dylan Cooper in ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'', then became Sonny's replacement in ''Series/SoRandom''.
** Marcus Little in ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life on Deck]]'', although he left the series later on and Maya fills the role after he leaves.
** Gunther and Tinka Hessenheffer in ''Series/ShakeItUp'', despite the latter being billed as a recurring character.
** Carrie in the 3rd season of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', combined with OfficialCouple to Dez.
** Season 2 of ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' introduces Zay Babineaux, Lucas' old friend from Texas. He combines this trope with being an AudienceSurrogate, especially as he has been present for episodes with a more serious plot.
** Terry Perry in ''Series/LabRats'' was mostly an antagonist to the main characters, but becomes a full-fledged ally late Season 3 onwards, even though she still antagonizes them every now and then.
* In the second season of ''Series/{{Community}}'' Chang attempts to join the study group.



* The then-love interests of anyone of the FiveManBand sans [[BetaCouple Lily and Marshall]] fill the role on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. [[spoiler:If the actual mother counts, she did so ''very'' [[EleventhHourRanger late in the game]], i.e. 11:58 pm.]]
* Done multiple times on ''Series/BabylonFive''.
** Most of the time, it was to replace a departing character (Sheridan for Sinclair, Lochley for Ivanova), but Marcus Cole, introduced in the third season, is a straight example.
** Bester during his brief HeelFaceTurn functioned as the TokenEvilTeammate version.
* Kat of ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' was introduced in the second season and spent the majority of the following episodes trying to officially join the team, which she eventually succeeded in doing.
* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Frank appears and joins as the fifth member of "The Gang," which had previously consisted only of Dennis, Dee, Charlie and Mac. Frank has become a staple of the show.
* Hawkes in ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'', who joined the team as a field investigator in season 2. He was coroner before.
* Jerome from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' who technically joins Sibuna for protection from his "boss" [[BigBad Rufus Zeno]]. Joins up with Sibuna again in Season 2 [[spoiler:So they could rescue Trudy who had been kidnapped by Rufus.]]
** Joy also counts as she was important to the mystery in the first season and was added into Sibuna by the end of season 2 [[spoiler:after helping to rescue Nina from under the Senet board]]. In season 3 she is a full member of the team, [[spoiler:but she quits after Fabian breaks her heart.]]
** Eddie also joins Sibuna at the ''[[EleventhHourRanger very]]'' [[EleventhHourRanger end of season 2]] when it turns out [[spoiler:he's the Osirian]]. He didn't officially join until season 3, however.
** Willow joins for a bit in the season 3 finale, but it's cut short when [[spoiler:she becomes a Sinner]].
** TheMovie adds Mara to the team, as well as the new students Dexter, Erin and Cassie. Sophia was also a member, but [[spoiler:she was soon revealed to be the BigBad of the movie]].
* Bob Fossil of Series/TheMightyBoosh is a sort-of Fifth Ranger to the main group of Howard, Vince, Bollo and Naboo. He was in the radio show and tv show from the beginning, but as antagonist with not much focus. After series one ended, he vanished from the show, as the main characters no longer worked for him. He had a single cameo in series two, then in series three he appeared in a neutral role in a few episodes, though the other characters still don't like him. In the live shows, however, he's updated to full group status, fights on the side of the heroes, and seems to be at least somewhat friendly with Vince and Howard.
* Tina, Rob, Hector and Casey from ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}''.
* Lieutenant Bush is cast this way in ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' (since the adaptation gave Horatio a different {{Lancer}} in Archie). Bush comes aboard pleased to serve under the heroic Sawyer, gets irritated at the other lieutenants' criticisms of Sawyer's erratic behavior, and observes with an unreadable expression. So when he seeks out their mutinous assembly in the middle of the night, they're quite frozen, until he expresses his own opinion of Sawyer's unfitness and that if they're planning to do something, he'd like to join them.

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* The then-love interests of anyone of the FiveManBand sans [[BetaCouple Lily and Marshall]] fill the role on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. [[spoiler:If the actual mother counts, she did so ''very'' [[EleventhHourRanger late in the game]], i.e. 11:58 pm.]]
* Done multiple times on ''Series/BabylonFive''.
** Most of the time, it
Kylie Minogue was to replace a departing character (Sheridan for Sinclair, Lochley for Ivanova), but Marcus Cole, introduced in the third season, is a straight example.
** Bester during his brief HeelFaceTurn functioned
once designated as the TokenEvilTeammate version.
* Kat of ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' was introduced in the second season and spent the majority of the following episodes trying to officially join the team, which she eventually succeeded in doing.
* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Frank appears and joins as the fifth member of "The Gang," which had previously consisted only of Dennis, Dee, Charlie and Mac. Frank has become a staple of the show.
* Hawkes in ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'', who joined the team as a field investigator in season 2. He was coroner before.
* Jerome from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' who technically joins Sibuna for protection from his "boss" [[BigBad Rufus Zeno]]. Joins up with Sibuna again in Season 2 [[spoiler:So they could rescue Trudy who had been kidnapped by Rufus.]]
** Joy also counts as she was important to the mystery in the first season and was added into Sibuna by the end of season 2 [[spoiler:after helping to rescue Nina from under the Senet board]]. In season 3 she is a full member of the team, [[spoiler:but she quits after Fabian breaks her heart.]]
** Eddie also joins Sibuna at the ''[[EleventhHourRanger very]]'' [[EleventhHourRanger end of season 2]] when it turns out [[spoiler:he's the Osirian]]. He didn't officially join until season 3, however.
** Willow joins for a bit in the season 3 finale, but it's cut short when [[spoiler:she becomes a Sinner]].
** TheMovie adds Mara to the team, as well as the new students Dexter, Erin and Cassie. Sophia was also a member, but [[spoiler:she was soon revealed to be the BigBad of the movie]].
* Bob Fossil of Series/TheMightyBoosh is a sort-of Fifth Ranger to the main group of Howard, Vince, Bollo and Naboo. He was in the radio show and tv show from the beginning, but as antagonist with not much focus. After series one ended, he vanished from the show, as the main characters no longer worked for him. He had a single cameo in series two, then in series three he appeared in a neutral role in a few episodes, though the other characters still don't like him. In the live shows, however, he's updated to full group status, fights on the side of the heroes, and seems to be at least somewhat friendly with Vince and Howard.
* Tina, Rob, Hector and Casey from ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}''.
* Lieutenant Bush is cast this way in ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' (since the adaptation gave Horatio a different {{Lancer}} in Archie). Bush comes aboard pleased to serve under the heroic Sawyer, gets irritated at the other lieutenants' criticisms of Sawyer's erratic behavior, and observes with an unreadable expression. So when he seeks out their mutinous assembly in the middle of the night, they're quite frozen, until he expresses his own opinion of Sawyer's unfitness and that if they're planning to do something, he'd like to join them.
pink [[Music/TheWiggles Wiggle]].


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