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17th Jul '17 7:25:18 PM HeroGal2347
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* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' introduced Fenton Crackshell/Gizmoduck, a clear {{Expy}} for the absent WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, who would go on to either star or co-star in almost every episode of the second season, causing many other previously prominent characters such as Launchpad [=McQuack=] and even to some extent Huey, Dewey and Louie to be moved OutOfFocus. Only Scrooge himself remained as prominent as ever. Unlike many examples of this trope, though, Fenton is fairly popular with the fanbase, possibly thanks to his dual status as ButtMonkey and {{Superhero}}.

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* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' introduced Fenton Crackshell/Gizmoduck, a clear {{Expy}} for the absent WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, who would go on to either star or co-star in almost every episode of the second season, causing many other previously prominent characters such as Launchpad [=McQuack=] and even to some extent Huey, Dewey and Louie to be moved OutOfFocus. Only Scrooge himself remained as prominent as ever. Unlike many examples of this trope, though, Fenton is fairly popular with the fanbase, possibly thanks to his dual status as ButtMonkey and {{Superhero}}.
17th Jul '17 6:40:48 PM nanakiro
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* Most people prefer Hatsune Miku of Music/{{Vocaloid}} over all the other ''seventy-three'' Vocaloids (and over 100+ if you count the fan made ones). The fans themselves even put a ''{{lampshade|Hanging}}'' on it by creating her [[TheWoobie Woobie]] counterpart, Haku Yowane, who's [[DrowningMySorrows always drinking]] because she knows she'll never be as good or popular as Miku.
** Miku's stock has gone down a ''tiny'' bit, but that's only opened the door for Rin and Len Kagamine, and later Luka Megurine. Doing live concerts certainly doesn't hurt.
** ''Haku Yowane'' has fallen into this trope! She's actually one of the "Voyakiloids", "failure" variants which are supposed to represent songs made with the program that sound terrible. Initially, she was like that. However, as the backlash against Miku's popularity grew, Haku, as the anti-Miku (think Wario/Mario), became more popular as well. (That she looked like a goddess in most of her renderings certainly didn't hurt.) And then some composers decided that if she was really going to steal Miku's thunder, she needed better-sounding songs. It all snowballed from there and Haku has done everything from ride a motorcycle through a tricky course backwards to play a keyboard flawlessly one-fingered to shoot down a plane with a single bullet.
** Really, it's all six of the Crypton Vocaloids over the 30-something others (And sometimes Gumi and Gakupo get thrown in too, but that's usually it).

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* ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'':
** As a literal squad, all six of the Crypton Vocaloids qualify for this trope over the 70-something others (And sometimes Gumi, IA, and Yukari, but that's usually it). [[note]]Gakupo used to be prominent in the late 2000's-early 2010's era, but fell to the wayside in favor of IA and Yukari.[[/note]]
** Meiko and Kaito serve as this for the V1 line, The Character Vocal series (Miku, Len, Rin, and Luka) and Gumi for the V2 line, and IA and Yukari for the V3 line.
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Most people prefer Hatsune Miku of Music/{{Vocaloid}} over all the other ''seventy-three'' Vocaloids (and over 100+ if you count the fan made ones). ones), with the other Cryptons being her backup or side acts during concerts or supporting characters in other material. The fans themselves even put a ''{{lampshade|Hanging}}'' {{lampshade|Hanging}} on it by creating her [[TheWoobie Woobie]] Woobie]] counterpart, Haku Yowane, who's [[DrowningMySorrows always drinking]] because she knows she'll never be as good or popular as Miku.
** Miku's stock has gone down a ''tiny'' bit, but that's only opened the door for Rin and Len Kagamine, and later Luka Megurine. Doing live concerts certainly doesn't hurt.
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*** ''Haku Yowane'' has fallen into this trope! She's actually one of the "Voyakiloids", "failure" variants which are supposed to represent songs made with the program that sound terrible. Initially, she was like that. However, as the backlash against Miku's popularity grew, Haku, as the anti-Miku (think Wario/Mario), became more popular as well. (That she looked like a goddess in most of her renderings certainly didn't hurt.) And then some composers decided that if she was really going to steal Miku's thunder, she needed better-sounding songs. It all snowballed from there and Haku has done everything from ride a motorcycle through a tricky course backwards to play a keyboard flawlessly one-fingered to shoot down a plane with a single bullet.
** Really, it's In terms of other languages, Oliver effectively serves as the face of not only the [=PowerFX=] line, but all six of the Crypton English-speaking Vocaloids over the 30-something others (And sometimes Gumi and Gakupo get thrown in too, but that's usually it).general.
17th Jul '17 6:24:51 PM nanakiro
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* Most people prefer Hatsune Miku of Music/{{Vocaloid}} over all the other ''seventy-three'' Vocaloids (and over 200+ if you count the fan made ones). The fans themselves even put a ''{{lampshade|Hanging}}'' on it by creating her [[TheWoobie Woobie]] counterpart, Haku Yowane, who's [[DrowningMySorrows always drinking]] because she knows she'll never be as good or popular as Miku.

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* Most people prefer Hatsune Miku of Music/{{Vocaloid}} over all the other ''seventy-three'' Vocaloids (and over 200+ 100+ if you count the fan made ones). The fans themselves even put a ''{{lampshade|Hanging}}'' on it by creating her [[TheWoobie Woobie]] counterpart, Haku Yowane, who's [[DrowningMySorrows always drinking]] because she knows she'll never be as good or popular as Miku.
17th Jul '17 6:07:04 PM nanakiro
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* Most people prefer Hatsune Miku of Music/{{Vocaloid}} over all the other ''twenty-two'' Vocaloids (and over ninety if you count the fan made ones). The fans themselves even put a ''{{lampshade|Hanging}}'' on it by creating her [[TheWoobie Woobie]] counterpart, Haku Yowane, who's [[DrowningMySorrows always drinking]] because she knows she'll never be as good or popular as Miku.

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* Most people prefer Hatsune Miku of Music/{{Vocaloid}} over all the other ''twenty-two'' ''seventy-three'' Vocaloids (and over ninety 200+ if you count the fan made ones). The fans themselves even put a ''{{lampshade|Hanging}}'' on it by creating her [[TheWoobie Woobie]] counterpart, Haku Yowane, who's [[DrowningMySorrows always drinking]] because she knows she'll never be as good or popular as Miku.
17th Jul '17 5:59:22 PM nanakiro
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** In his most well known work, ''Manga/TensaiBakabon'', Bakabon himself gets shafted in favor of ''his own father'', who resonated with audiences more and took larger roles in crazy schemes. Akatsuka himself liked to dress as him and used his catchphrase until the day he died.

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** In his most well known work, ''Manga/TensaiBakabon'', Bakabon himself gets shafted in favor of ''his own father'', who resonated with audiences more and took larger roles in crazy schemes. Akatsuka himself liked to dress as him and used his catchphrase until the day he died. This was mitigated a bit in ''Shonen Bakabon'' since it put the focus back on him, but he got a new MatchingOutfit that goes with his father's to compensate.
16th Jul '17 3:43:44 AM AbsolSigma
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' devotes about a third of each volume to team [=JNPR=]'s exploits, particularly those of [[NonActionGuy Jaune]] [[ButtMonkey Arc]], something which is often criticized. The writers admitted that JNPR were originally supposed to just be supporting characters, but somewhere along the line they became "secondary heroes". Now that they've gotten directly involved in the main plot, complaints against their focus have mostly died down, with some flaring up when, for a Volume, [[spoiler:Ruby joins up with Jaune, Nora, and Ren to make RNJR while the other members of RWBY (with the villains and a potential SixthRanger thrown in) have [[FourLinesAllWaiting small plots that take episodes before they're shown again]].

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' devotes about a third of each volume to team [=JNPR=]'s exploits, particularly those of [[NonActionGuy Jaune]] [[ButtMonkey Arc]], something which is often criticized. The writers admitted that JNPR were originally supposed to just be supporting characters, but somewhere along the line they became "secondary heroes". Now that they've gotten directly involved in the main plot, complaints against their focus have mostly died down, with some flaring up when, for a Volume, [[spoiler:Ruby joins up with Jaune, Nora, and Ren to make RNJR while the other members of RWBY (with the villains and a potential SixthRanger thrown in) have [[FourLinesAllWaiting small plots that take episodes before they're shown again]].]]
11th Jul '17 10:43:14 AM gb00393
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* Tyrion Lannister has become this on ''Series/GameOfThrones'', with considerably expanded screentime compared to his role in the books, and [[AdaptationalHeroism less moral ambiguity]] than his book character has. He's had more screentime than any other character in the show by a good margin. Jaime Lannister has also being doing some spotlight-stealing in the fourth and fifth season, including being written into a major storyline that didn't include him in the books (and which has become one of the shows' most hated plots, partially for this reason).
** Notably, in the first three seasons, the top billings were generally mixed between the Starks, Lannisters and Daenerys. In Season 4, the top three billings are all Lannisters, with Daenerys coming in fourth.
** In general, this has ended up being a FranchiseOriginalSin for the series. Their attempts at expanding characters such as Margaery Tyrell have led to the storylines of other characters such as Stannis Baratheon being pushed out to make room for them, which has been linked to the heavy SeasonalRot that occurred in Season 5.

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* Tyrion Lannister has become this on ''Series/GameOfThrones'', with considerably expanded screentime compared to his role in the books, and [[AdaptationalHeroism less moral ambiguity]] than his book character has. He's had more screentime than any other character in the show by a good margin. Jaime Lannister has also being doing some spotlight-stealing in the fourth and fifth season, including being written into a major storyline that didn't include him in the books (and which has become one of the shows' most hated plots, partially for this reason).
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reason). In Season 4, Cersei, along with Jaime and Tyrion receives the most screentime. Notably, in the first three seasons, the top billings were generally mixed between the Starks, Lannisters and Daenerys. In With the Starks essentially wiped out, in Season 4, the top three billings are all Lannisters, with Daenerys coming in fourth.
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fourth. "The Laws of Gods and Men", the sixth episode of Season 4, marks the first episode in the show's history that none of the Starks, not even Jon Snow, have appeared, while prior to this season, they were the BigBad, but they've increasingly received POV scenes. In general, this has ended up being a FranchiseOriginalSin for the series. Their attempts at expanding characters such as Margaery Tyrell have led to the storylines of other characters such as Stannis Baratheon being pushed out to make room for them, which has been linked to the heavy SeasonalRot that occurred in Season 5.
9th Jul '17 3:09:32 PM merotoker
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** The trio gets hit right back with this in ''Side: Hope'', where [[spoiler: Class 77 is revealed to have woken up from the Neo World program and takes up the bulk of the episode, with the Foundation playing second fiddle. Continues well into ''Super Dangan Ronpa 2.5'', where the cast, even parts of the 77th cast ''again'', get cameos at best.]]

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** The trio gets hit right back with this in ''Side: Hope'', where [[spoiler: Class 77 is revealed to have woken up from the Neo World program and takes up the bulk of the episode, with the Foundation playing second fiddle. Continues well into ''Super Dangan Ronpa 2.5'', where the cast, even parts of the 77th cast ''again'', get cameos at best.]]best]].



* At certain points, ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' becomes "Aptom featuring those Guyver people". In particular, ''he'' is the one [[spoiler:that takes out the Hyper-Zoanoid Five (except for Zxtole), considering that they were amongst the few enemies that could actually give Sho a good fight.]]

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* At certain points, ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' becomes "Aptom featuring those Guyver people". In particular, ''he'' is the one [[spoiler:that takes out the Hyper-Zoanoid Five (except for Zxtole), considering that they were amongst the few enemies that could actually give Sho a good fight.]]fight]].



* The AlternateUniverse series, ''[[Anime/TenchiMuyo Tenchi Universe]]'', is known for its emphasis on Ryoko, as evidenced in the opening credits, which starts with a silhouette of her and ends with a zoom-in on her face.
** This is emphasized even further in the 1999 ''Tenchi Muyo!'' movie, ''Tenchi Forever!'', whose ending implies that [[spoiler:Tenchi is attracted to Ryoko, and the Tenchi/Ryoko pairing is in the cards]], which amazingly makes this a Tenchi timeline that doesn't utilize the [[MarryThemAll Tenchi Solution]].

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* The AlternateUniverse series, ''[[Anime/TenchiMuyo Tenchi Universe]]'', is known for its emphasis on Ryoko, as evidenced in the opening credits, which starts with a silhouette of her and ends with a zoom-in on her face.
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face. This is emphasized even further in the 1999 ''Tenchi Muyo!'' movie, ''Tenchi Forever!'', whose ending implies that [[spoiler:Tenchi is attracted to Ryoko, and the Tenchi/Ryoko pairing is in the cards]], which amazingly makes this a Tenchi timeline that doesn't utilize the [[MarryThemAll Tenchi Solution]].



* In ''Comicbook/XMen'' comics, ComicBook/EmmaFrost has stolen much attention away from women who have been in the book much longer because they've been removed in different ways. Jean Grey and Comicbook/{{Storm}} (whose shoes she both now fills) had a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge dropped on her]] and got married off respectively. Shadowcat was PutOnABus (or trapped in a missile). Rogue was put in a coma. Psylocke was outside the reality with the Comicbook/{{Exiles}}. Regardless of the changing status of those characters, Emma is still the most prominent.

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* In ''Comicbook/XMen'' comics, ''Comicbook/XMen''
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ComicBook/EmmaFrost has stolen much attention away from women who have been in the book much longer because they've been removed in different ways. Jean Grey ComicBook/JeanGrey and Comicbook/{{Storm}} (whose shoes she both now fills) had a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge dropped on her]] and got married off respectively. Shadowcat ComicBook/KittyPryde was PutOnABus (or trapped in a missile). Rogue ComicBook/{{Rogue}} was put in a coma. Psylocke ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} was outside the reality with the Comicbook/{{Exiles}}. Regardless of the changing status of those characters, Emma is still the most prominent.



* ComicBook/{{Suzie}}, a DumbBlonde Franchise/ArchieComics heroine of the 1940s and 50s slowly found herself demoted to supporting character in her own book as focus switched to her gangly, clueless boyfriend Ferdie. What made it particularly noticable was that Suzie, formerly defined very much as TheDitz and a CuteClumsyGirl largely transitioned into a StraightMan for ''Ferdie's'' stupidity and clumsiness, except for the odd CharacterCheck.

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* ComicBook/{{Suzie}}, a DumbBlonde Franchise/ArchieComics heroine of the 1940s and 50s slowly found herself demoted to supporting character in her own book as focus switched to her gangly, clueless boyfriend Ferdie. What made it particularly noticable noticeable was that Suzie, formerly defined very much as TheDitz and a CuteClumsyGirl largely transitioned into a StraightMan for ''Ferdie's'' stupidity and clumsiness, except for the odd CharacterCheck.



* Of all the Rogues, a group of ''[[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]'' enemies, Captain Cold is the most focused.

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* Of all the Rogues, a group of ''[[ComicBook/TheFlash ''[[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]]'' enemies, Captain Cold is the most focused.



* After 2001, the comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'' became "Brad". However, [[CharacterDevelopment in the process, Brad became responsible and grew up. In the early strips, he was a Jerk Ass Big Brother.]]
** Lampshaded in a forum where an arc about Luann's prom and subsequent college was met with a comment of "... Who's this 'Luann' girl? When did the strip shift from Brad to her?"

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* After 2001, the comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'' became "Brad". However, [[CharacterDevelopment in the process, Brad became responsible and grew up. In the early strips, he was a Jerk Ass Big Brother.]]
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]] Lampshaded in a forum where an arc about Luann's prom and subsequent college was met with a comment of "... Who's this 'Luann' girl? When did the strip shift from Brad to her?"



* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' movies have Timon & Pumbaa add the comic relief to them and are considered the most popular characters in the series, which of course led to [[WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa the weekly animated series]] and [[Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf third movie]] focusing solely on them. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d on ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' movies have Timon & Pumbaa add the comic relief to them and are considered the most popular characters in the series, which of course led to [[WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa the weekly animated series]] and [[Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf third movie]] focusing solely on them. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d on ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'':



* ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' seems to focus more on Max than it did on Goofy. It shows Max's premonition of taking after his father, trying to become popular, attempting to get the girl of his dreams to notice him, and struggling to cover up his lie to both Roxanne and Goofy. The one time we actually get to see a scene that focuses on Goofy's perspective alone is when [[spoiler: He discovers that Max changed his directions on the map]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' seems to focus more on Max than it did on Goofy. It shows Max's premonition of taking after his father, trying to become popular, attempting to get the girl of his dreams to notice him, and struggling to cover up his lie to both Roxanne and Goofy. The one time we actually get to see a scene that focuses on Goofy's perspective alone is when [[spoiler: He he discovers that Max changed his directions on the map]].



* Despite [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves Snow White]] being the first [[DisneyPrincess Disney Princess]] ever made, most of the marketing for the franchise uses Disney/{{Cinderella}} as its' main character, despite her being the second princess made by Disney, and she gets more attention than Snow White does. For example, when Snow White was re-released on home video in 2016, Disney Stores did not make any new merchandise to celebrate as it did with the other films in the Princess franchise, and she was the sixth Disney Princess to have a cameo on ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' averts this by having a several characters from the Snow White story as part of the main cast.

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* Despite [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves Snow White]] Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarves}} being the first [[DisneyPrincess Disney Princess]] Franchise/DisneyPrincess ever made, most of the marketing for the franchise uses Disney/{{Cinderella}} as its' main character, despite her being the second princess made by Disney, and she gets more attention than Snow White does. For example, when Snow White was re-released on home video in 2016, Disney Stores did not make any new merchandise to celebrate as it did with the other films in the Princess franchise, and she was the sixth Disney Princess to have a cameo on ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' averts this by having a several characters from the Snow White story as part of the main cast.



* ''Film/XMen'':

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* The final film in the Film/BladeTrilogy, ''Film/BladeTrinity'', is a victim of this. Instead of the film focusing on Blade, a group of hunters get the most attention with Blade showing up, every-now-and-again. The film suffered a huge backlash by the fans because of this and Wesley Snipes even sued, claiming they were whitewashing him for his own film franchise. However, given the myriad of rumours that Wesley Snipes ''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement allegedly]]'' couldn't be bothered to show up on set most of the time, leaving his stunt double having to perform most of the filming in his place; if true, then it's not entirely surprising that Blade ultimately doesn't appear much?

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* The final film in the Film/BladeTrilogy, ''Film/BladeTrinity'', is a victim of this. Instead of the film focusing on Blade, a group of hunters get the most attention with Blade showing up, every-now-and-again. The film suffered a huge backlash by the fans because of this and Wesley Snipes Creator/WesleySnipes even sued, claiming they were whitewashing him for his own film franchise. However, given the myriad of rumours that Wesley Snipes ''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement allegedly]]'' couldn't be bothered to show up on set most of the time, leaving his stunt double having to perform most of the filming in his place; if true, then it's not entirely surprising that Blade ultimately doesn't appear much?



** {{Discussed|Trope}} by the filmmakers of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''; Depp took what was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen intended to be a secondary character]], went wild in the wardrobe department (without [[ExecutiveMeddling Disney's permission]]) and pulled focus on every opportunity. Elizabeth was the main protagonist, Will was originally supposed to be an Creator/ErrolFlynn-esque romantic hero with Jack Sparrow as the LoveableRogue, {{big brother|Mentor}} {{sidekick}} instead of the StraightMan to Depp's EnsembleDarkHorse AntiHero. In hindsight, of course, Depp was marketed as the star of the film.

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** {{Discussed|Trope}} by the filmmakers of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''; Depp took what was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen intended to be a secondary character]], went wild in the wardrobe department (without [[ExecutiveMeddling Disney's permission]]) and pulled focus on every opportunity. Elizabeth was the main protagonist, Will was originally supposed to be an Creator/ErrolFlynn-esque romantic hero with Jack Sparrow as the LoveableRogue, LovableRogue, {{big brother|Mentor}} {{sidekick}} instead of the StraightMan to Depp's EnsembleDarkHorse AntiHero. In hindsight, of course, Depp was marketed as the star of the film.



* In the Creator/MichaelBay ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movies, most people agree that it's more like ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' with Guest Stars the Transformers. It wasn't just the primary human characters who stole the main roles, but nearly all humans had more prominent roles than the robots.

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* In the Creator/MichaelBay ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movies, ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'' , most people agree that it's more like ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' with Guest Stars the Transformers. It wasn't just the primary human characters who stole the main roles, but nearly all humans had more prominent roles than the robots.



* Drizzt Do'Urden in R.A. Salvatore's later books stops giving the other cast members breathing room.
** Even before that, he was originally intended as a mentor figure for Wulfgar, to be phased out and only show up occasionally. Instead he stole the entire series for himself.

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* ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'': Drizzt Do'Urden in R.A. Salvatore's later books stops giving the other cast members breathing room.
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room. Even before that, he was originally intended as a mentor figure for Wulfgar, to be phased out and only show up occasionally. Instead he stole the entire series for himself.



*** 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.]]

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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.]]mind]].



** At least in this case ItMakesSenseInContext once we finally realize just how big a role Barney, and his [[FanPreferredCouple love story]] with [[spoiler: Robin]] plays in how Ted meets the mother. In "Platonish", it's revealed that [[spoiler:the mother talked Barney into deciding to go after Robin for good in the first place.]]

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** At least in this case ItMakesSenseInContext once we finally realize just how big a role Barney, and his [[FanPreferredCouple love story]] with [[spoiler: Robin]] plays in how Ted meets the mother. In "Platonish", it's revealed that [[spoiler:the mother talked Barney into deciding to go after Robin for good in the first place.]]place]].



** Tommy Oliver, known to many as the Green Ranger, deserves special mention. This guy practically defines spotlight stealing. Originally, ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' was about five teens "with attitudes" who were thrust into a battle against an evil witch that they weren't prepared for. Later on, cue the appearance of the evil Green Ranger and his badass Dragonzord. Tommy became so popular that even when they ran out of Sentai footage for the Green Ranger, the producers simply had to bring him back later on because of how so many kids wanted it. After a long run as the Green Ranger, Tommy came back as the White Ranger, with Zordon ''immediately'' declaring him the new leader of the team (with Jason just smiling away in the background)[[note]]Although this was more likely the result of RealLifeWritesThePlot - Jason, Trini, and Zack's actors were leaving, and we'd see less and less of them in days to come.[[/note]] and Tommy subsequently going into full-blown Jeebus mode. For all intents and purposes, the show turned into "Tommy Oliver and his Amazing Friends" from ''Mighty Morphin''' to ''[[Series/PowerRangersZeo Zeo]]'' and some of ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]''. Kimberly managed to mooch off of Tommy's limelight to an extent also, given that they were the OfficialCouple, though, this turned out to be a double-edged sword in that she arguably suffered from some moderate {{Chickification}} too. Humorously, Tommy's Spotlight Stealing ultimately manages to backfire on him in the S3 premiere[[note]]Actually it was episode 4, but the first 3 are a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for another series.[[/note]] (particularly with reference to usurping Jason) when [[spoiler: he disregards Zordon's warning about overworking the Zords with extreme cockiness. Result? The Megazord falls apart, the Power Coins are obliterated, TeamRocketWins. Smooth-move, Jeebus.]]

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** Tommy Oliver, known to many as the Green Ranger, deserves special mention. This guy practically defines spotlight stealing. Originally, ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' was about five teens "with attitudes" who were thrust into a battle against an evil witch that they weren't prepared for. Later on, cue the appearance of the evil Green Ranger and his badass Dragonzord. Tommy became so popular that even when they ran out of Sentai footage for the Green Ranger, the producers simply had to bring him back later on because of how so many kids wanted it. After a long run as the Green Ranger, Tommy came back as the White Ranger, with Zordon ''immediately'' declaring him the new leader of the team (with Jason just smiling away in the background)[[note]]Although this was more likely the result of RealLifeWritesThePlot - Jason, Trini, and Zack's actors were leaving, and we'd see less and less of them in days to come.[[/note]] and Tommy subsequently going into full-blown Jeebus mode. For all intents and purposes, the show turned into "Tommy Oliver and his Amazing Friends" from ''Mighty Morphin''' to ''[[Series/PowerRangersZeo Zeo]]'' and some of ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]''. Kimberly managed to mooch off of Tommy's limelight to an extent also, given that they were the OfficialCouple, though, this turned out to be a double-edged sword in that she arguably suffered from some moderate {{Chickification}} too. Humorously, Tommy's Spotlight Stealing ultimately manages to backfire on him in the S3 premiere[[note]]Actually it was episode 4, but the first 3 are a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for another series.[[/note]] (particularly with reference to usurping Jason) when [[spoiler: he disregards Zordon's warning about overworking the Zords with extreme cockiness. Result? The Megazord falls apart, the Power Coins are obliterated, TeamRocketWins. Smooth-move, Jeebus.]]Jeebus]].



* For reasons that lie beyond mortal understanding, the writers of ''Series/RobinHood'' thought that the audience would be more interested in the completely original character of shrewish, whiny [[CreatorsPet Kate]], rather than characters such as Much, Allan-a-Dale, Will Scarlett, and Little John; characters who are not only ''actual'' components of the RobinHood legends that the show was based on, but who had been on the show since its beginning and not shoehorned in at the beginning of the third season. After her introduction, most of the gang dynamic revolved around the male outlaws [[CharacterShilling shilling]] and [[SatelliteLoveInterest falling in love]] with this completely random blonde, despite her JerkassSue tendencies and inability to do anything useful, interesting, or nice.

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* For reasons that lie beyond mortal understanding, the writers of ''Series/RobinHood'' thought that the audience would be more interested in the completely original character of shrewish, whiny [[CreatorsPet Kate]], rather than characters such as Much, Allan-a-Dale, Will Scarlett, and Little John; characters who are not only ''actual'' components of the RobinHood Myth/RobinHood legends that the show was based on, but who had been on the show since its beginning and not shoehorned in at the beginning of the third season. After her introduction, most of the gang dynamic revolved around the male outlaws [[CharacterShilling shilling]] and [[SatelliteLoveInterest falling in love]] with this completely random blonde, despite her JerkassSue tendencies and inability to do anything useful, interesting, or nice.



** Tebow's situation was actually pretty similar to Anna Kournikova's, of all people. A solid competitor but hampered by serious flaws (weak arm, can't handle speed of NFL/bad control, injury-prone), came along at exactly the right time (fans looking for a role model in troubled league/Internet just starting to really take off) became insanely popular among a certain section of the fanbase (evangelicals/horndogs), genuinely tried to improve, couldn't, finally hit rock bottom (0-7, 1 interception, 0.0 passer rating/clobbered in first round of US Open), and quickly faded into obscurity with little fanfare. There were other openly devoutly Christian QBs before (Kurt Warner and Jon Kitna), during (Philip Rivers) and since (Russell Wilson) Tebow's tenure. but none captured the imagination of the faithful on the basis of his faith like Tebow.

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** Tebow's situation was actually pretty similar to Anna Kournikova's, of all people. A solid competitor but hampered by serious flaws (weak arm, can't handle speed of NFL/bad control, injury-prone), came along at exactly the right time (fans looking for a role model in troubled league/Internet just starting to really take off) became insanely popular among a certain section of the fanbase (evangelicals/horndogs), genuinely tried to improve, couldn't, finally hit rock bottom (0-7, 1 interception, 0.0 passer rating/clobbered in first round of US Open), and quickly faded into obscurity with little fanfare. There were other openly devoutly Christian QBs [=QBs=] before (Kurt Warner and Jon Kitna), during (Philip Rivers) and since (Russell Wilson) Tebow's tenure. but none captured the imagination of the faithful on the basis of his faith like Tebow.



* ESPN, especially its flagship program ''[[Series/SportsCenter SportsCenter]]'', usually gets accused of basically just being "NFL Live", with the NBA (especially [=LeBron=] James) getting the majority of the rest of the attention and everyone else being DemotedToExtra.

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* ESPN, especially its flagship program ''[[Series/SportsCenter SportsCenter]]'', ''Series/SportsCenter'', usually gets accused of basically just being "NFL Live", with the NBA (especially [=LeBron=] James) getting the majority of the rest of the attention and everyone else being DemotedToExtra.



** Due to the aforementioned Space Marines all getting Standalone Codexes from eachother (where before they relied on a supplementary codex that required the basic Space Marine Codex to use), sometimes one Space Marine army did this ''to another''. The most notable of this happened with the 4th Edition Dark Angels, who had the newest book with cheap dedicated transports. Come 5th Edition, these ended up becoming standard to all Space Marine Armies. As if to collect on the "interest", the OTHER space marine armies started getting ways to field all-biker armies and all-terminator armies, which were historically something unique to the Dark Angels. To kick the dog even further, right after the Dark Angels finally caught up to all of these shenanigans in 6th edition, the vanilla space marines then got re-released afterwards with a new Centurion unit, new Tanks, and a new weapon type, effectively rendering the Dark Angels a niche army for the duration of 6th edition. This juggling act continued into the 7th edition, where the Space Marine Codex and Dark Angels codex were released back to back, with them mutually stealing stuff from each other's previous dexes (taking the Librarius Conclave from the Dark Angels while the Angels took the Grav Weapons).

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** Due to the aforementioned Space Marines all getting Standalone Codexes from eachother each other (where before they relied on a supplementary codex that required the basic Space Marine Codex to use), sometimes one Space Marine army did this ''to another''. The most notable of this happened with the 4th Edition Dark Angels, who had the newest book with cheap dedicated transports. Come 5th Edition, these ended up becoming standard to all Space Marine Armies. As if to collect on the "interest", the OTHER space marine armies started getting ways to field all-biker armies and all-terminator armies, which were historically something unique to the Dark Angels. To kick the dog even further, right after the Dark Angels finally caught up to all of these shenanigans in 6th edition, the vanilla space marines then got re-released afterwards with a new Centurion unit, new Tanks, and a new weapon type, effectively rendering the Dark Angels a niche army for the duration of 6th edition. This juggling act continued into the 7th edition, where the Space Marine Codex and Dark Angels codex were released back to back, with them mutually stealing stuff from each other's previous dexes (taking the Librarius Conclave from the Dark Angels while the Angels took the Grav Weapons).



* In the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', the Joker has always been a villainous example of a spotlight stealer, though he is recognized as Batman's archnemesis. In ''ArkhamAsylum,'' it was justified, as he was the main villain who instigated the breakout. However, further games always incorporate his involvement in some ways, making it seem like Rocksteady cannot make an Arkham game without the Joker. His involvement in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity was substantial enough to rival Hugo Strange, the game's real big bad.[[spoiler: As for Black Mask, who was believed to be the BigBad in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', reveals that the Joker was impersonating him, and he essentially dominated the plot as the games true main villain who hired the assassins.]] Even in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', [[spoiler: his absence constituted a massive drop in crime until the Scarecrow shows up. And he ''still'' manages to steal the the screen time from every villain, in the form of a fear induced hallucination. As a result, he has more scenes than all of the villains '''combined'''. Further reinforcing this, one of Batman's fear hallucinations involve the rogues gallery forming a more effective teamup than scarecrow's army, just to put down the aforementioned villain. And ''he kills them all in that hallucination''. Oh, and he was essentially responsible for the Arkham Knight's existence as the final nail in the coffin.]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', the Joker has always been a villainous example of a spotlight stealer, though he is recognized as Batman's archnemesis. In ''ArkhamAsylum,'' it was justified, as he was the main villain who instigated the breakout. However, further games always incorporate his involvement in some ways, making it seem like Rocksteady cannot make an Arkham game without the Joker. His involvement in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity was substantial enough to rival Hugo Strange, the game's real big bad.[[spoiler: As for Black Mask, who was believed to be the BigBad in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', reveals that the Joker was impersonating him, and he essentially dominated the plot as the games true main villain who hired the assassins.]] Even in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', [[spoiler: his absence constituted a massive drop in crime until the Scarecrow shows up. And he ''still'' manages to steal the the screen time from every villain, in the form of a fear induced hallucination. As a result, he has more scenes than all of the villains '''combined'''. Further reinforcing this, one of Batman's fear hallucinations involve the rogues gallery forming a more effective teamup than scarecrow's army, just to put down the aforementioned villain. And ''he kills them all in that hallucination''. Oh, and he was essentially responsible for the Arkham Knight's existence as the final nail in the coffin.]]coffin]].



* Etna, TheLancer from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', has gotten more and more focus over the years, playing a large role in ''Disgaea 2'', featured predominantly in spinoff titles such as ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'' and it's sequel, and VideoGame/TrinityUniverse, and Etna Mode (which is essentially a "What if [[DemotedToExtra Laharl had never reawakened]]") in the [[UpdatedRerelease PSP version]] of the first ''Disgaea''. However, with ''Disgaea 3'''s Raspberyl Mode and ''Disgaea 4'', it appears that Etna has been ditched in favor of Flonne, [[spoiler: especially considering that's she's an Archangel now.]] And as for Laharl?. The only subsequent game to give him an important role is ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite''. And then ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' happened, and Laharl was put back in the spotlight (although one of the major subplot still involves Etna).

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* Etna, TheLancer from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', has gotten more and more focus over the years, playing a large role in ''Disgaea 2'', featured predominantly in spinoff titles such as ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'' and it's sequel, and VideoGame/TrinityUniverse, and Etna Mode (which is essentially a "What if [[DemotedToExtra Laharl had never reawakened]]") in the [[UpdatedRerelease PSP version]] of the first ''Disgaea''. However, with ''Disgaea 3'''s Raspberyl Mode and ''Disgaea 4'', it appears that Etna has been ditched in favor of Flonne, [[spoiler: especially considering that's she's an Archangel now.]] now]]. And as for Laharl?. The only subsequent game to give him an important role is ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite''. And then ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' happened, and Laharl was put back in the spotlight (although one of the major subplot still involves Etna).



** Not to mention many fans were upset [[spoiler: when after all that build up, he becomes a basic boss fight and is killed off early. Many fans felt the storyline went downhill afterwards.]]

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** Not to mention many fans were upset [[spoiler: when after all that build up, he becomes a basic boss fight and is killed off early. Many fans felt the storyline went downhill afterwards.]]afterwards]].



** ''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]]. Another thing to note is that ''Awakening'' is the only ''other'' game in the series in ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' to get representation besides the very first Fire Emblem.

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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]]. Another thing to note is that ''Awakening'' is the only ''other'' game in the series in ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' to get representation besides the very first Fire Emblem.''Fire Emblem''.



** Xion as well since, in a game that's supposed to be about them, Organization XIII are [[DemotedToExtra demoted to extras]] to focus on her, even being supposedly [[spoiler:[[RetGone retconned out of existence]] after her death]] hasn't stopped her from popping up in following games.
** Most of the OriginalGeneration characters in general are becoming this (particularly the keyblade wielding ones), with the main story focusing more and more on them while the Creator/{{Disney}} and Franchise/FinalFantasy characters (sans Mickey, Donald, and Goofy) being DemotedToExtra and the Disney worlds themselves being little more than {{Filler}}.

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** Xion as well since, in a game that's supposed to be about them, Organization XIII are [[DemotedToExtra demoted {{demoted to extras]] extra}}s to focus on her, even being supposedly [[spoiler:[[RetGone retconned out of existence]] after her death]] hasn't stopped her from popping up in following games.
** Most of the OriginalGeneration characters in general are becoming this (particularly the keyblade wielding ones), with the main story focusing more and more on them while the Creator/{{Disney}} and Franchise/FinalFantasy ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' characters (sans Mickey, Donald, and Goofy) being DemotedToExtra and the Disney worlds themselves being little more than {{Filler}}.



* The Rabbids of the ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' series have commandeered the franchise to the point it's branched off into two series; actual Rayman platforming games and a series of minigame collections starring them. They were also {{guest fighter}}s in ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp''.
** Prior to the branching of the series, they had been increasingly stealing the spotlight from Rayman, with the second Rabbids game featuring him wearing a Rabbid outfit for the whole game, and finally with the third one removing him altogether. Even worse, the focus on them caused Rayman 4 to get cancelled and resulted in Rayman fans having to wait almost a decade for the next main game to come out. All of that, coupled with the fact that they caused the series to go through a dramatic GenreShift (in fact, the Rabbids games are pretty much Rayman InNameOnly), get casualized and lose quality (if critics and long time fans are to be believed), made them {{Scrappy}}s among Rayman fans.

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* The Rabbids VideoGame/RavingRabbids of the ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rayman}}'' series have commandeered the franchise to the point it's branched off into two series; actual Rayman platforming games and a series of minigame collections starring them. They were also {{guest fighter}}s in ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp''.
**
''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp''. Prior to the branching of the series, they had been increasingly stealing the spotlight from Rayman, with the second Rabbids game featuring him wearing a Rabbid outfit for the whole game, and finally with the third one removing him altogether. Even worse, the focus on them caused Rayman 4 ''Rayman 4'' to get cancelled and resulted in Rayman fans having to wait almost a decade for the next main game to come out. All of that, coupled with the fact that they caused the series to go through a dramatic GenreShift (in fact, the Rabbids games are pretty much Rayman InNameOnly), get casualized and lose quality (if critics and long time fans are to be believed), made them {{Scrappy}}s among Rayman fans.



*** In hindsight, ''Soulcalibur 2'' pretty much created a trend still present in the series now, where majority of the marketing campaign for each subsequent game has focused more on the guest characters (''Star Wars'' characters in SCIV, [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio]] in SCV, [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]] in ''Broken Destiny''), while the Soul Edge saga and the continuing stories of the recurring characters have seemingly fallen on the wayside

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*** In hindsight, ''Soulcalibur 2'' pretty much created a trend still present in the series now, where majority of the marketing campaign for each subsequent game has focused more on the guest characters (''Star Wars'' characters in SCIV, [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio]] in SCV, [[VideoGame/GodOfWar [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]] in ''Broken Destiny''), while the Soul Edge saga and the continuing stories of the recurring characters have seemingly fallen on the wayside



** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' ''Gaiden'' can be easily called ''Super Robot Wars [[Anime/GreatMazinger Tetsuya ]]'' ''Gaiden'', thanks to more than half of the stages revolves around Tetsuya, his insanely high availability, and [[spoiler:according to side materials, unknowingly plays a huge role inside the BigBad's plan.]] Even worse since while Kyosuke is an original character, he's not.

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** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' ''Gaiden'' can be easily called ''Super Robot Wars [[Anime/GreatMazinger Tetsuya ]]'' ''Gaiden'', thanks to more than half of the stages revolves around Tetsuya, his insanely high availability, and [[spoiler:according to side materials, unknowingly plays a huge role inside the BigBad's plan.]] plan]]. Even worse since while Kyosuke is an original character, he's not.



** On the Alliance side, most of the story revolves around Varian Wrynn, his son Anduin, and Jaina Proudmoore, the three human faction leaders. While the other racial leaders do make the occasional cameo, those three are the only ones to get any significant CharacterDevelopment. This has led to a complaint that humanity as a whole is a SpotlightStealingSquad in World of Warcraft.

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** On the Alliance side, most of the story revolves around Varian Wrynn, his son Anduin, and Jaina Proudmoore, the three human faction leaders. While the other racial leaders do make the occasional cameo, those three are the only ones to get any significant CharacterDevelopment. This has led to a complaint that humanity as a whole is a SpotlightStealingSquad an example in World ''World of Warcraft.Warcraft''.



* Thanks to Strong Bad Emails being the most popular segment on the site, Strong Bad tends to appear in more ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' toons than the title character. This is even lampshaded when Strongbad tells Homestar that no one comes to HR.com site to see Homestar.

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* Thanks to Strong WebAnimation/{{Strong Bad Emails Email}}s being the most popular segment on the site, Strong Bad tends to appear in more ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' toons than the title character. This is even lampshaded when Strongbad tells Homestar that no one comes to HR.com site to see Homestar.



* ''N Fans The Series'', a comic that actually played the SelfInsert cast rather well was rather ''notorious'' for this, consisting mostly of Webster Swenson and Pchan (Both the main author and the best friend OF said main author respectively). This wasn't as apparent in the comic's early days (Even when the cast consisted only of about 6 people), but when the cast expanded to have LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, it became highly evident that at least half of the cast was going to be just shown as being in a crowd or fall almost completely to the wayside in favour of Webster Swenson and Pchan.

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* ''N Fans The Series'', a comic that actually played the SelfInsert {{Self Insert|Fic}} cast rather well was rather ''notorious'' for this, consisting mostly of Webster Swenson and Pchan (Both the main author and the best friend OF said main author respectively). This wasn't as apparent in the comic's early days (Even when the cast consisted only of about 6 people), but when the cast expanded to have LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, it became highly evident that at least half of the cast was going to be just shown as being in a crowd or fall almost completely to the wayside in favour of Webster Swenson and Pchan.



* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts after [[UsefulNotes/LooneyTunesInTheSixties 1964]] (and until 1968) had WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck and WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales stealing the spotlight, with some appearances of WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner on the side. The only other classic characters to appear during this era were WesternAnimation/PorkyPig, [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester]], Granny, and oddly enough, Witch Hazel and the Goofy Gophers (Mac and Tosh), most of which only made one or two appearances. Yes, WesternAnimation/BugsBunny shockingly made no appearances during this era.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts after [[UsefulNotes/LooneyTunesInTheSixties 1964]] (and until 1968) had WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck and WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales stealing the spotlight, with some appearances of WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner on the side. The only other classic characters to appear during this era were WesternAnimation/PorkyPig, [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester]], WesternAnimation/{{Sylvester|TheCatAndTweetyBird}}, Granny, and oddly enough, Witch Hazel and the Goofy Gophers (Mac and Tosh), most of which only made one or two appearances. Yes, WesternAnimation/BugsBunny shockingly made no appearances during this era.



** Despite being the SeriesFinale, the last episode is more focused on Candace and Doofenshmirtz than the two titular character.

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** Despite being the SeriesFinale, the last episode is more focused on Candace and Doofenshmirtz than the two titular character.characters.



** Duncan, Heather, and Owen have the highest episode counts out of all of the contestants in the series. [[spoiler:All three of them have made it to the final five of the first season without returning, Duncan and Owen have also been some of the few contestants to return in the game. All three of them were also finalists, which means that in certain countries they were picked as the season's winner]].

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** Duncan, Heather, and Owen have the highest episode counts out of all of the contestants in the series. [[spoiler:All three of them have made it to the final five of the first season without returning, Duncan and Owen have also been some of the few contestants to return in the game. All three of them were also finalists, which means that in certain countries they were picked as the season's winner]].winner.]]



* For a show called ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', Nightcrawler gets way more focus than anyone else (other than Wolverine, of course).
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' fans generally love Comicbook/BlueBeetle and [[FragileSpeedster Impulse]] ([[HoYay/YoungJustice particularly as a couple]]), but it's hard to deny that they got a lot more attention than the other season two newbies, let alone the main six from season one. {{Justified|Trope}} by their comparative importance to the plot in a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters rather extensive cast]], but still, couldn't they sacrifice one or two of their episodes to give Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} something to do?

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* For a show called ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', Nightcrawler ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} gets way more focus than anyone else (other than Wolverine, of course).
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' fans ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''
** Fans
generally love Comicbook/BlueBeetle and [[FragileSpeedster Impulse]] ([[HoYay/YoungJustice particularly as a couple]]), but it's hard to deny that they got a lot more attention than the other season two newbies, let alone the main six from season one. {{Justified|Trope}} by their comparative importance to the plot in a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters rather extensive cast]], but still, couldn't they sacrifice one or two of their episodes to give Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} something to do?
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' devotes about a third of each volume to team [=JNPR=]'s exploits, particularly those of [[NonActionGuy Jaune]] [[ButtMonkey Arc]], something which is often criticized. The writers admitted that JNPR were originally supposed to just be supporting characters, but somewhere along the line they became "secondary heroes". Now that they've gotten directly involved in the main plot, complaints against their focus have mostly died down.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' devotes about a third of each volume to team [=JNPR=]'s exploits, particularly those of [[NonActionGuy Jaune]] [[ButtMonkey Arc]], something which is often criticized. The writers admitted that JNPR were originally supposed to just be supporting characters, but somewhere along the line they became "secondary heroes". Now that they've gotten directly involved in the main plot, complaints against their focus have mostly died down.down, with some flaring up when, for a Volume, [[spoiler:Ruby joins up with Jaune, Nora, and Ren to make RNJR while the other members of RWBY (with the villains and a potential SixthRanger thrown in) have [[FourLinesAllWaiting small plots that take episodes before they're shown again]].
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* Of all the Rogues, a group of ''[[ ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]'' enemies, Captain Cold is the most focused.

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* Of all the Rogues, a group of ''[[ ComicBook/TheFlash ''[[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]'' enemies, Captain Cold is the most focused.
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