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19th Oct '17 9:08:41 PM MrSeyker
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** Rarity in the fifth season has three ''consecutive'' centric-episodes (in broadcast order), although she shares the spotlight with another pony in two of them.
*** In the first half of sixth season she is the character that has the most apparition (and not like cameo, but always in active roles), nearly than Twilight.

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** Rarity in the fifth season has three ''consecutive'' centric-episodes (in broadcast order), although she shares the spotlight with another pony in two of them. \n*** In the first half of sixth season she is the character that has the most apparition appearances (and not like cameo, but always in active roles), nearly more than Twilight.Twilight.
** Starlight Glimmer been accused of this since her inclusion to the cast. During season 6, most episodes where she showed up ended revolving around her and has featured her prominently in all the season premieres/finales since her introduction, even supplanting the Mane Six entirely during the Season Six finale. [[note]]A grand total of 12 appearances as of Season 7, and the animatics for the Season 8 premiere seem to indicate this trend will continue[[/note]] She even manages to play a critical role in the third animated special of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsMagicalMovieNight'', "''Mirror Magic''", where she controversially steps over resident series focal point Sunset Shimmer.
17th Oct '17 11:04:50 AM Pokefan
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** Starlight Glimmer has become this as of late. Any episode she takes part in she ''will'' be the central focus of the episode, and the last five Season Premiere/Finale episodes in a row focused very heavily on her, with her supplanting the Mane Six entirely for the Season Six finale, and the Season 7 Premiere episodes may as well have been called "Starlight and Friends". She even manages to play a critical role in the third animated special of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsMagicalMovieNight'', "''Mirror Magic''", where she controversially steps over resident series focal point Sunset Shimmer.
9th Oct '17 10:37:31 PM azbyc15243
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* ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'': Touma takes this role in the Sisters arc, being the one who defeats the BigBad instead of Mikoto. This was unavoidable since the series is a spinoff of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', where Touma is the main character, and this was how the arc originally happened there.
9th Oct '17 11:23:31 AM Ninja857142
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** The Uchiha clan were supposed to all be dead except for two members, Sasuke and Itachi. Then we find out there's another, then we find out that he was claiming to be ''another'', and then we find that another-another Uchiha [[spoiler:was actually dead, but gets resurrected]], and then we find out that almost every arc villain, and the [[VillainsActHeroesReact vast majority of the plot]], were because of the machinations of certain Uchiha who just couldn't handle things not going their way. This trope used to be ''named'' after the Uchiha clan. Then it gets worse. [[spoiler:Black Zetsu]], the villain responsible '''for everything''' that happened in the series, [[spoiler:chose the Uchiha to be the "main cast" for his "Story of Shinobi"]]. In short, the Uchiha became the center of everything.

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** The Uchiha clan were supposed to all be dead except for two members, Sasuke and Itachi. Then we find out there's another, then we find out that he was claiming to be ''another'', and then we find that that another-another Uchiha [[spoiler:was actually dead, but gets resurrected]], and then we find out that almost every arc villain, and the [[VillainsActHeroesReact vast majority of the plot]], were because of the machinations of certain Uchiha who just couldn't handle things not going their way. This trope used to be ''named'' after the Uchiha clan. Then it gets worse. [[spoiler:Black Zetsu]], the villain responsible '''for everything''' that happened in the series, [[spoiler:chose the Uchiha to be the "main cast" for his "Story of Shinobi"]]. In short, the Uchiha became the center of everything.
9th Oct '17 11:22:55 AM Ninja857142
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** The Uchiha clan were supposed to all be dead except for two members, Sasuke and Itachi. Then we find out there's another, then we find out that he was claiming to be ''another'', and then we find out that almost every arc villain, and the [[VillainsActHeroesReact vast majority of the plot]], were because of the machinations of certain Uchiha who just couldn't handle things not going their way. This trope used to be ''named'' after the Uchiha clan. Let that sink in for a moment.
** It gets worse. [[spoiler:Black Zetsu]], the villain responsible '''for everything''' that happened in the series, [[spoiler:chose the Uchiha to be the "main cast" for his "Story of Shinobi"]]. In short, the Uchiha became the center of everything. Consideration should be given for re-naming the trope again.

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** The Uchiha clan were supposed to all be dead except for two members, Sasuke and Itachi. Then we find out there's another, then we find out that he was claiming to be ''another'', and then we find that another-another Uchiha [[spoiler:was actually dead, but gets resurrected]], and then we find out that almost every arc villain, and the [[VillainsActHeroesReact vast majority of the plot]], were because of the machinations of certain Uchiha who just couldn't handle things not going their way. This trope used to be ''named'' after the Uchiha clan. Let that sink in for a moment.
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Then it gets worse. [[spoiler:Black Zetsu]], the villain responsible '''for everything''' that happened in the series, [[spoiler:chose the Uchiha to be the "main cast" for his "Story of Shinobi"]]. In short, the Uchiha became the center of everything. Consideration should be given for re-naming the trope again.
24th Sep '17 4:09:30 PM ThemJohns
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*** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' seems to be riding on ''Awakening'''s coattails, if ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'' has anything to say about it. Although ''Heroes'' covers most of the series, its campaign and a majority of the characters are focused on ''Awakening'' and ''Fates''. ''Warriors'' is worse in this in that the entire playable cast solely consists of characters from those two games, with only two OriginalGeneration lords, Marth, Tiki, and Lyn as the exception.

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*** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' seems to be riding on ''Awakening'''s coattails, if ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'' has anything to say about it. Although ''Heroes'' covers most of the series, its campaign and a majority of the characters are focused on ''Awakening'' and ''Fates''. ''Warriors'' is worse in this in that the entire playable cast solely consists of characters from those two games, with only 5 from other previous games and two OriginalGeneration lords, Marth, Tiki, and Lyn as characters being the exception.exceptions.
24th Sep '17 2:59:47 PM ThemJohns
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*** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' seems to be riding on ''Awakening'''s coattails, if ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'' has anything to say about it. Although ''Heroes'' covers most of the series, its campaign and a majority of the characters are focused on ''Awakening'' and ''Fates''. ''Warriors'' is worse in this in that the entire playable cast solely consists of characters from those two games, with only two OriginalGeneration lords, Marth, Tiki, and Lyn as the exception.
18th Sep '17 3:32:47 PM foxley
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* Towards the end of the GoldenAgeOfComics, ComicBook/GreenLantern lost the spotlight in his own book to his dog Streak, who ended up becoming the central character.
4th Sep '17 8:47:44 PM PaulA
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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]].

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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,'' ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', 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 ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' was substantial enough to rival Hugo Strange, the game's real big bad.[[spoiler: As 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 [[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]].
14th Aug '17 11:54:37 PM PsychoNormal91
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* Ryuji from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was an InUniverse example as well as a deconstruction before the events of the game, when he was TheAce of the school's track team. His success annoyed [[SadistTeacher Kamoshida]], who didn't like that the volleyball team he coached was losing attention because of the track team. Kamoshida then decided to spread rumors about Ryuji's [[DomesticAbuse home life]], which pissed off Ryuji enough that he decided to punch Kamoshida. Kamoshida then broke Ryuji's leg, claiming it was self-defense, got the track team disbanded, and didn't face any consequences at the time.
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