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20th Sep '16 8:45:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Thomas from ''{{Literature/Malevil}}''. He's the one member of the WorldWarIII survivors that wasn't part of the group from their youth. He's also college educated, don't speak the local patois, and an atheist without a religious upbringing.

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* Thomas from ''{{Literature/Malevil}}''. He's the one member of the WorldWarIII UsefulNotes/WorldWarIII survivors that wasn't part of the group from their youth. He's also college educated, don't speak the local patois, and an atheist without a religious upbringing.



* Many examples in international politics and warfare. A fairly famous example being the United States in both WorldWarI (war began in 1914, US joined in 1917) and 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]].

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* Many examples in international politics and warfare. A fairly famous example being the United States in both WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI (war began in 1914, US joined in 1917) and WorldWarII 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]].
13th Sep '16 9:05:47 PM superkeijikun
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* The ''Mother's Rosario'' arc of ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'' centers around the "Sleeping Knights", a tight-knit guild lead by Yuuki. While Asuna never officially joins the guild, she becomes their seventh ranger, joining them in a party and aiding them in their quest to clear a floor boss by themselves.
5th Sep '16 8:30:30 PM DesertDragon
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* In UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, Vermont was the first state to join the Union after the original 13 colonies. 36 others would follow. However, some people only regard Alaska and Hawaii, the two non-contiguous states, as this trope, since they were both added in 1959 (within the lifetime and memory of older Americans) long after the 48th contiguous state, Arizona, was added in 1912. Still others would say the [[ UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC District of Columbia]] and Puerto Rico. They are not states (the former is the federal capital district and the latter is an unincorporated territory), but they are frequently included with the states in statistical reports released by the federal government. Of all the US's non-state regions, these two are the most populous (moreso than some actual states, for that matter) and have the most proponents for actual statehood.

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* In UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, Vermont was the first state to join the Union after the original 13 colonies. 36 others would follow. However, some people only regard Alaska and Hawaii, the two non-contiguous states, as this trope, since they were both added in 1959 (within the lifetime and memory of older Americans) long after the 48th contiguous state, Arizona, was added in 1912. Still others would say the [[ UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC District of Columbia]] and Puerto Rico. They are not states (the former is the federal capital district and the latter is an unincorporated territory), but they are frequently included with the states in statistical reports released by the federal government.government, and DC is informally considered a state in all but name. Of all the US's non-state regions, these two are the most populous (moreso than some actual states, for that matter) and have the most proponents for actual statehood.
5th Sep '16 8:26:09 PM DesertDragon
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* The United States has a law, though not a constitutional one, regarding how states join, so technically, 37 states qualify. Good for America, since ThirteenIsUnlucky. Others regard Alaska and Hawaii as this, for not being contiguous with the United States. Still others would say UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC and Puerto Rico (they are not states - the former is a district and the later is an unincorporated territory - but they are frequently included in statistical reports released by the federal government and treated as though they were).

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* The United States has a law, though not a constitutional one, regarding how states join, so technically, 37 states qualify. Good for America, since ThirteenIsUnlucky. Others In UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, Vermont was the first state to join the Union after the original 13 colonies. 36 others would follow. However, some people only regard Alaska and Hawaii Hawaii, the two non-contiguous states, as this, for not being this trope, since they were both added in 1959 (within the lifetime and memory of older Americans) long after the 48th contiguous with the United States. state, Arizona, was added in 1912. Still others would say the [[ UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC District of Columbia]] and Puerto Rico (they Rico. They are not states - the (the former is a the federal capital district and the later latter is an unincorporated territory - territory), but they are frequently included with the states in statistical reports released by the federal government government. Of all the US's non-state regions, these two are the most populous (moreso than some actual states, for that matter) and treated as though they were).have the most proponents for actual statehood.
5th Sep '16 7:57:46 PM DesertDragon
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* [[spoiler: Peridot]] from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is of the [[EnemyMine villain-turned-strange bedfellow]] variety. She hasn't quite managed to work her way into becoming a true teammate of the Crystal Gems (aside from [[MoralityPet Steven]], the others go through TeethClenchedTeamwork with her at best), but her knowledge of The Cluster means that they can't afford not to have her on board. [[spoiler:She eventually proves herself to the team in "Message Received" when she [[YouCantGoHomeAgain burns all bridges with Homeworld]] after [[BigBad Yellow Diamond]] refuses to listen to her advice about sparing Earth [[EvilIsPetty because she wants to see it destroyed by the Cluster]]. Afterwards she is accepted into the team as the newest member of the Crystal Gems.]]

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* [[spoiler: Peridot]] from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is of the [[EnemyMine villain-turned-strange bedfellow]] variety. She hasn't quite managed to work her way into has two such additions: former villain Peridot and recurring WildCard Lapis Lazuli, who both underwent a HeelFaceTurn after becoming a true teammate of the Crystal Gems (aside from [[MoralityPet Steven]], the others go through TeethClenchedTeamwork close with her at best), but her knowledge Steven and learning the value of The Cluster means Earth. It was implied that they can't afford not to have her on board. [[spoiler:She eventually proves herself to the team in "Message Received" when she [[YouCantGoHomeAgain burns all bridges with Homeworld]] after [[BigBad Yellow Diamond]] refuses to listen to her advice about sparing Earth [[EvilIsPetty because she wants to see it destroyed by the Cluster]]. Afterwards she is accepted into Bizmuth would join the team as well in the newest promos leading up to her appearance, but it was revealed that she is a ''former'' member of the Crystal Gems.]]Gems whose lethal methods were at odds with the others.
5th Sep '16 7:25:29 PM DesertDragon
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Compare HitchhikerHeroes and MagneticHero, where adding characters is the team's normal state. SailorEarth is a FanWork subtrope where the SixthRanger is an OriginalCharacter. Also see OneExtraMember, especially when the team's name [[TheNotableNumeral indicates the number of members]] and the SixthRanger doesn't force a change in the team's name.

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Compare HitchhikerHeroes and MagneticHero, where adding characters is the team's normal state. SailorEarth is a FanWork subtrope where the SixthRanger Sixth Ranger is an OriginalCharacter. Also see OneExtraMember, especially when the team's name [[TheNotableNumeral indicates the number of members]] and the SixthRanger Sixth Ranger doesn't force a change in the team's name.



* In ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' there is a bit of this going on in two ways. The character Chico is viewed as this by the other characters, although the character Lee, played by Robert Vaughn, unlike the others, does not have a counterpart in the ''Film/SevenSamurai'' and was created specifically for the film, making him also a SixthRanger.

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* In ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' there is a bit of this going on in two ways. The character Chico is viewed as this by the other characters, although the character Lee, played by Robert Vaughn, unlike the others, does not have a counterpart in the ''Film/SevenSamurai'' and was created specifically for the film, making him also a SixthRanger.Sixth Ranger.



* David from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' is the straight example, identified on book covers as the "Sixth Animorph", [[spoiler: though he is actually a SixthRangerTraitor.]] Ax is the more commonly accepted SixthRanger: he and the original five initially consider themselves "five kids and an Andalite," but by the final book, Ax refers to the group as "We, the Animorphs," when speaking to Jake.

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* David from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' is the straight example, identified on book covers as the "Sixth Animorph", [[spoiler: though he is actually a SixthRangerTraitor.]] Ax is the more commonly accepted SixthRanger: Sixth Ranger: he and the original five initially consider themselves "five kids and an Andalite," but by the final book, Ax refers to the group as "We, the Animorphs," when speaking to Jake.



* In ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' Nico di Angelo acts as the SixthRanger to the [[FiveManBand the Seven]] during ''The House of Hades''.

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* In ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' Nico di Angelo acts as the SixthRanger Sixth Ranger to the [[FiveManBand the Seven]] during ''The House of Hades''.



** Series/KamenRiderBlade starts with a duo that becomes a PowerTrio: Chalice is there from the start but takes a while to go from AloofAlly to... still-not-quite-friendly ally. The SixthRanger position goes to the fourth, Leangle, after starting out as a bad guy.

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** Series/KamenRiderBlade starts with a duo that becomes a PowerTrio: Chalice is there from the start but takes a while to go from AloofAlly to... still-not-quite-friendly ally. The SixthRanger Sixth Ranger position goes to the fourth, Leangle, after starting out as a bad guy.



* Linkin Park's bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell. He was a part of the original lineup, known as Xero from 1996-1998, but had commitments with another band called Tasty Snax, so left the band until 2001, when he returned. During the period he was away, the band recorded their first album Hybrid Theory and got their first mainstream exposure, which brought them great popularity. On the back cover of this album, only the five main members are shown, which led many to assume those were all the people in the band. On the Hybrid Theory album itself, bass duties were split between usual guitarist Brad Delson, touring bassist Scott Koziol and session bassist Ian Hornbeck. played the rest. When Phoenix returned in 2001 shortly after the release of One Step Closer as a single, many fans who didn't know about him felt that he was the SixthRanger joining an established band, and to many it still feels like that.

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* Linkin Park's bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell. He was a part of the original lineup, known as Xero from 1996-1998, but had commitments with another band called Tasty Snax, so left the band until 2001, when he returned. During the period he was away, the band recorded their first album Hybrid Theory and got their first mainstream exposure, which brought them great popularity. On the back cover of this album, only the five main members are shown, which led many to assume those were all the people in the band. On the Hybrid Theory album itself, bass duties were split between usual guitarist Brad Delson, touring bassist Scott Koziol and session bassist Ian Hornbeck. played the rest. When Phoenix returned in 2001 shortly after the release of One Step Closer as a single, many fans who didn't know about him felt that he was the SixthRanger Sixth Ranger joining an established band, and to many it still feels like that.



* 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 SixthRanger 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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* 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 SixthRanger Sixth Ranger too, as the tournament used to be called the Home Nations, a name referring to the four countries of the UnitedKingdom.
5th Sep '16 7:22:24 PM DesertDragon
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Some series start out with a particular type of {{ensemble|s}}, with [[CastCalculus a certain number of characters and a defined role for each]]: a PowerTrio, for example, or a FiveManBand. Then, in the second season, a mysterious new character appears, fighting the protagonists and antagonists alike! After many misunderstandings, the new character is revealed to be a good guy, and joins the team.

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Some series start out with a particular type of {{ensemble|s}}, with [[CastCalculus a certain number of characters and a defined role for each]]: a PowerTrio, for example, or a FiveManBand. Then, Then in the second season, a mysterious new character appears, fighting the protagonists and antagonists alike! After many misunderstandings, the new character is revealed to be a good guy, guy and joins the team.
5th Sep '16 7:21:29 PM DesertDragon
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Some series start out with a particular type of {{ensemble|s}}, with [[CastCalculus a certain number of characters and a defined role for each]]: a PowerTrio, for example, or a FiveManBand. Then, mid-season, a mysterious new character appears, fighting the protagonists and antagonists alike! After many misunderstandings, the new character is revealed to be a good guy, and joins the team.

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Some series start out with a particular type of {{ensemble|s}}, with [[CastCalculus a certain number of characters and a defined role for each]]: a PowerTrio, for example, or a FiveManBand. Then, mid-season, in the second season, a mysterious new character appears, fighting the protagonists and antagonists alike! After many misunderstandings, the new character is revealed to be a good guy, and joins the team.
30th Aug '16 12:25:44 PM AndyLA
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** Other series that drove their total number of heroes up past six with One-Shots, {{Eleventh Hour Ranger}}s and the like include ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''/''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' (six regulars plus two at the Eleventh Hour), ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' (five regulars plus three recurring, see below), ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''/''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' (six plus one at the Eleventh Hour), and ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' (six plus three recurring ''and'' one at the Eleventh Hour).

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** Other series that drove their total number of heroes up past six with One-Shots, {{Eleventh Hour Ranger}}s and the like include ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''/''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' (six regulars plus two at the Eleventh Hour), ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' (five regulars plus three recurring, see below), ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''/''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' (six plus one at the Eleventh Hour), and ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' (six plus three recurring ''and'' one at the Eleventh Hour).
27th Aug '16 4:45:50 PM whatsforbreakfast
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