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20th Jul '16 6:56:01 AM MeerkatMario
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* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan''
** Ever since his introduction, Bowser Junior has been taking over other characters in first place, ''including Mario himself''. Come 2014, Joseph and Cody are introduced and become main characters as well.
** Meanwhile, Mario's friends are recently becoming dropped in favor of [[EnsembleDarkhorse Jef]][[CreatorsPet fy]]. In fact, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Shrek has not appeared since "Mario's Hobo Problem!"]] and Black Yoshi did not appear since [[spoiler:"The Purge!"]] yet came back in "Black Yoshi's Blank Check!", a span of ''two months and nine days'' total.
19th Jul '16 9:40:54 PM MeerkatMario
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* Since Season 7 onward, Denzel Crocker, Timmy's dad, Cosmo, and Foop from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' have more and more amount of screen-time in the series, in detriment of main characters of earlier seasons, like Chester, AJ, Tootie, Trixie Tang and Vicky, who was the main antagonist of the series for most of the time.

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* Since Season 7 onward, Denzel Crocker, Timmy's dad, Cosmo, and Foop from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' have more and more amount of screen-time in the series, ''ESPECIALLY'' the two former, in detriment of main characters of earlier seasons, like Chester, AJ, A.J., Tootie, Trixie Tang and Vicky, who the latter of which was the main antagonist of the series for most of the time.
19th Jul '16 7:59:57 AM mimitchi33
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* Despite the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' the film putting emphasis on all five emotions at once, and sometimes even giving Fear, Anger and Disgust the spotlight, the movie's true focus is on Joy, Sadness and Bing Bong, the latter of whom isn't even an emotion, but an ImaginaryFriend, and was [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer hidden from marketing]]. These characters are also the most popular, having wait times on par with Merida at Disney World and having their merchandise sell out during the 2015 holiday season.

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* Despite the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' the film putting emphasis on all five emotions at once, and sometimes even giving Fear, Anger and Disgust the spotlight, the movie's true focus is on Joy, Sadness and Bing Bong, the latter of whom isn't even an emotion, but an ImaginaryFriend, and was [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer hidden from marketing]]. These characters are also the most popular, having wait times on par with Merida two-hour waits to meet them at Disney World and having their merchandise sell out during the 2015 holiday season.
18th Jul '16 8:24:02 PM skidoo23
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*** Specifically, much more focus was put on Clara's personal/love life than usual for a companion, perhaps to compensate for her not getting much personality development in the previous season (her existence initially being a huge mystery and a bunch of other story arcs being wrapped up at the same time), ''on top of'' her having to get to know the Doctor all over again post-regeneration. The occasional plot completely revolved around her becoming like the Twelfth Doctor (for better and for worse) and her relationship with Danny Pink was crucial to the big story arc. People complaining about this were mocked in its finale -- after a cold open in which Clara claims to be the Doctor to fool some Cybermen, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lrGwnz3aX4 actress Jenna Coleman gets top billing]] in the opening credits, and her eyes are seen instead of Creator/PeterCapaldi's [[BigOlEyebrows Attack Eyebrows]]! This was less of an issue in Series 9 owing to [[spoiler: Danny's death at the end of 8]], a focus on two-part stories with grandiose settings and situations, and her relationship with the Doctor firmly becoming MerlinAndNimue-esque.

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*** Specifically, much more focus was put on Clara's personal/love life than usual for a companion, perhaps to compensate for her not getting much personality development in the previous season (her existence initially being a huge mystery and a bunch of other story arcs being wrapped up at the same time), ''on top of'' her having to get to know the Doctor all over again post-regeneration. The occasional plot completely revolved around her becoming like the Twelfth Doctor (for better and for worse) and her relationship with Danny Pink was crucial to the big story arc. People complaining about this were mocked in its finale -- after a cold open in which Clara claims to be the Doctor to fool some Cybermen, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lrGwnz3aX4 actress Jenna Coleman gets top billing]] in the opening credits, and her eyes are seen instead of Creator/PeterCapaldi's [[BigOlEyebrows Attack Eyebrows]]! This was less of an issue in Series 9 owing to [[spoiler: Danny's death at the end of 8]], a focus on two-part stories with grandiose settings and situations, and her relationship with the Doctor firmly becoming MerlinAndNimue-esque. At least until the finale which angered some die-hard fans who became upset that [[spoiler: the show's nine-year-long story arc regarding the Doctor's return to Gallifrey boiled down to him finally doing so simply as a way to save Clara's life. The fact this was in fact consistent with the character as established in the modern era meant no never mind.]]
14th Jul '16 4:10:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Normally, when the plot thickens, {{Red Headed Hero}}ine Lina gets the most focus, shifting away from Gourry, Zelgadis, and Amelia. However, when the third anime season rolled around (''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Try''), [[HolierThanThou Filia]] becomes the GuestStarPartyMember, and because the plot revolves around the dragon race (which she and the BigBad of the season are a part of), the four main characters are not given as much focus. The fifth episode is about Filia ranting and being subjugated to a trial, along with antics from [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Xellos]] -- given that she serves the gods and he serves the demons of that world, the sexual tension between them is the main RunningGag.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Normally, when the plot thickens, {{Red Headed Hero}}ine Lina gets the most focus, shifting away from Gourry, Zelgadis, and Amelia. However, when the third anime season rolled around (''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Try''), [[HolierThanThou Filia]] becomes the GuestStarPartyMember, and because the plot revolves around the dragon race (which she and the BigBad of the season are a part of), the four main characters are not given as much focus. The fifth episode is about Filia ranting and being subjugated to a trial, along with antics from [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Xellos]] -- given that she serves the gods and he serves the demons of that world, the sexual tension between them is the main RunningGag.
10th Jul '16 1:21:58 AM ThemJohns
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has been doing this for the ''entire series'' following its massive success. It's been featured in not only ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS]]'' (with Robin and Lucina as playable characters), but in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone2'' as well (as Chrom and Lucina as playable characters, being the only Nintendo characters in the game besides [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Fiora]]). This doesn't just extend to guest appearances, however. It still managed to insert itself into ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' by [[spoiler:having a subset of character be reincarnations of ''Awakening'' characters plus three of the children units [[PaperThinDisguise as themselves]] being recruitable characters]], but the most blatant example of this trope being displayed is the fact that character representation in ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' is ''heavily'' biased towards ''Awakening'' than any of the other games in the series.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has been doing this for the ''entire series'' following its massive success. It's been featured in not only ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS]]'' (with Robin and Lucina as playable characters), but in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone2'' as well (as Chrom and Lucina as playable characters, being the only Nintendo characters in the game besides [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Fiora]]). This doesn't just extend to guest appearances, however. It still managed to insert itself into ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' by [[spoiler:having a subset of character be reincarnations of ''Awakening'' characters plus three of the children units [[PaperThinDisguise as themselves]] being recruitable characters]], but the most blatant example of this trope being displayed characters]]. Another thing to note is that ''Awakening'' is the fact that character representation only ''other'' game in the series in ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' is ''heavily'' biased towards ''Awakening'' than any of to get representation besides the other games in the series.very first Fire Emblem.
7th Jul '16 1:48:44 PM Market43Fan
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** Other instances included the 1956 Democratic convention when Senator UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy made a gracious concession speech after being passed over for the Vice-Presidential spot on the ticket; former California Governor UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan delivering his impromptu speech after losing his primary challenge to President UsefulNotes/GeraldFord at the Republican convention in 1976[[note]]one report stated that if a motion to reconsider the nomination - which Reagan lost to Ford by just over 100 votes on the convention floor - had been introduced, it might have passed[[/note]]; Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy's "The Dream Shall Never Die" speech after losing his primary challenge to President UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter in 1980; New York Governor Mario Cuomo's keynote speech in 1984; Texas State Treasurer[[note]]and future Governor[[/note]] Ann Richard's [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments humorous]] 1988 keynote speech with the famous "Poor [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush George]]. He can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth" line; conservative commentator Pat Buchanan's[[who had challenged President George H.W. Bush in the 1992 Republican primaries]] [[GoKartingWithBowser oft-criticized]] "Culture War" speech; the 2004 address by Illinois State Senator[[note]]and 2004 U.S. Senate candidate and future President[[/note]] UsefulNotes/BarackObama and the 2012 "empty chair" speech by Creator/ClintEastwood.

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** Other instances included the 1956 Democratic convention when Senator UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy made a gracious concession speech after being passed over for the Vice-Presidential spot on the ticket; former California Governor UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan delivering his impromptu speech after losing his primary challenge to President UsefulNotes/GeraldFord at the Republican convention in 1976[[note]]one report stated that if a motion to reconsider the nomination - which Reagan lost to Ford by just over 100 votes on the convention floor - had been introduced, it might have passed[[/note]]; Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy's "The Dream Shall Never Die" speech after losing his primary challenge to President UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter in 1980; New York Governor Mario Cuomo's keynote speech in 1984; Texas State Treasurer[[note]]and future Governor[[/note]] Ann Richard's [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments humorous]] 1988 keynote speech with the famous "Poor [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush George]]. He can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth" line; conservative commentator Pat Buchanan's[[who Buchanan's[[note]]who had challenged President George H.W. Bush in the 1992 Republican primaries]] primaries[[/note]] [[GoKartingWithBowser oft-criticized]] "Culture War" speech; the 2004 address by Illinois State Senator[[note]]and 2004 U.S. Senate candidate and future President[[/note]] UsefulNotes/BarackObama and the 2012 "empty chair" speech by Creator/ClintEastwood.
7th Jul '16 1:47:39 PM Market43Fan
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* Several times during political conventions; someone speaking at the convention can end up overshadowing the party nominee if the party's nomination had not been determined; or alternately allowing a little-known politician to enter the national spotlight for the first time.
** The first example of this was in the 1896 Democratic Convention; when little-known former Nebraska Congressman William Jennings Bryan's "[[http://www.historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5354/ Cross of Gold]]" speech opposing the gold standard elevated him to the nomination (though he was eventually defeated by UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley).
** Other instances included the 1956 Democratic convention when Senator UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy made a gracious concession speech after being passed over for the Vice-Presidential spot on the ticket; former California Governor UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan delivering his impromptu speech after losing his primary challenge to President UsefulNotes/GeraldFord at the Republican convention in 1976[[note]]one report stated that if a motion to reconsider the nomination - which Reagan lost to Ford by just over 100 votes on the convention floor - had been introduced, it might have passed[[/note]]; Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy's "The Dream Shall Never Die" speech after losing his primary challenge to President UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter in 1980; New York Governor Mario Cuomo's keynote speech in 1984; Texas State Treasurer[[note]]and future Governor[[/note]] Ann Richard's [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments humorous]] 1988 keynote speech with the famous "Poor [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush George]]. He can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth" line; conservative commentator Pat Buchanan's[[who had challenged President George H.W. Bush in the 1992 Republican primaries]] [[GoKartingWithBowser oft-criticized]] "Culture War" speech; the 2004 address by Illinois State Senator[[note]]and 2004 U.S. Senate candidate and future President[[/note]] UsefulNotes/BarackObama and the 2012 "empty chair" speech by Creator/ClintEastwood.
6th Jul '16 3:58:22 PM WillKeaton
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** Oshawott is played with: It ''tries'' to be this trope, but several times he shunted by Pikachu to the point of being a RunningGag.

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** Oshawott is played with: It ''tries'' to be this trope, but several times he is shunted by Pikachu to the point of being a RunningGag.
2nd Jul '16 9:45:44 AM MagBas
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** Generally speaking, Ash and his Pokémon are this to his travel companions and their Pokémon. [[OutOfFocus This resulted that Misty, Brock and Tracey and their Pokémon had barely any purpose for the majority of the original series, especially when Johto came around]], due to Ash's CharacterDevelopment.
** While Pikachu usually overshadows any of Ash's Pokémon in terms of screentime and importance, some of Ash's powerhouses are given plenty of screentime and character arcs that overshadow the rest of the team. Those are Charizard, Infernape and Greninja. Sceptile is the only Starter powerhouse not to fall into this trope.
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