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21st Sep '16 9:15:00 AM Calyss
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* Castiel from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', according to some fans. He's not human or a Winchester, he didn't even appear in the show until Season 4, and he's in barely one-third of the 26 episodes per season, but he's just as visible and recognizable as the two main leads (sometimes even more so). People who don't watch the show are liable to name him when asked to name a single character from the series, and his episodes tend to carry the most buzz, ratings, and plot advancement (some think to the detriment of the actual protagonists). More than a few TV writers have alluded to this, one even jokingly suggesting that the show be subtitled "Castiel Returns."

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* Castiel from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', according to some fans. He's not human or a Winchester, he didn't even appear in the show until Season 4, and he's in barely one-third of the 26 23 episodes per season, but he's just as visible and recognizable as the two main leads (sometimes even more so). People who don't watch the show are liable to name him when asked to name a single character from the series, and his episodes tend to carry the most buzz, ratings, and plot advancement (some think to the detriment of the actual protagonists). More than a few TV writers have alluded to this, one even jokingly suggesting that the show be subtitled "Castiel Returns."
19th Sep '16 8:40:30 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/{{Suzie}}, a DumbBlonde 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 ArchieComics 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.
17th Sep '16 3:07:33 PM Ramona122003
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce'' has a squad of Federation soldiers as the main characters while Samus is demoted to having a minor role in the story. This is due to the director of the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' wanting to make a game focusing on the Federation for a long time.
16th Sep '16 12:46:41 PM thelivingtoad
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* Music/TheDoors and Music/NoDoubt are just two examples of bands of very talented musicians [[FaceOfTheBand frequently overshadowed by their flamboyant lead singers.]] The fact that No Doubt is fronted by a woman whereas the rest of the band were all male just makes their situation worse.

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* Music/TheDoors and Music/NoDoubt are just two examples of bands of very talented musicians [[FaceOfTheBand frequently overshadowed by their flamboyant lead singers.]] The fact that No Doubt is fronted by a woman whereas the rest of the band were all male just makes their situation worse. Neither Jim Morrison or Gwen Stefani were particularly happy about this.
14th Sep '16 7:27:03 PM AndyLA
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* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' does this, a lot. However, they change up the characters, and the old focuses become peripheral. Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami's intense rivalry was the main focus of '''KOF '95''-''[='97=]'', but with that matter settled, Kyo became a secondary character. In some games, he was put in only to appease fans. For the record: ''[='95=]''-''[='97=]'' was Kyo and Iori, ''[='99=]''-''2001'' was K' and Kula, and ''2003'', ''XI'', and ''XIII'' are Ash Crimson.
** ''[='94.=]'' The ''big'' story for that one was the dream matchup between the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' Team (Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Joe Higahsi) and ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' Team (Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, Takuma Sakazaki), made very clear by title sequence and every victory comment each member delivers to the other team. Today, not only do most ''KOF'' players probably not even know what games they're from, Takuma has completely vanished, Andy has been reduced to an occasional bit player, and Joe and Robert are tenuously clinging to trusty sidekick status.

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* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' does this, a lot. However, they change up the characters, and the old focuses become peripheral. Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami's intense rivalry was the main focus of '''KOF '95''-''[='97=]'', but with that matter settled, Kyo became a secondary character. In some games, he was put in only to appease fans. For the record: ''[='95=]''-''[='97=]'' was Kyo and Iori, ''[='99=]''-''2001'' was K' and Kula, and ''2003'', ''XI'', and ''2003'' to ''XIII'' are were Ash Crimson.
Crimson, and ''XIV'' is Shun'ei.
** ''[='94.=]'' The ''big'' story for that one was the dream matchup between the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' Team (Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Joe Higahsi) Higashi) and ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' Team (Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, Takuma Sakazaki), made very clear by title sequence and every victory comment each member delivers to the other team. Today, not only do most ''KOF'' players probably not even know what games they're from, Takuma has completely vanished, been thrust into the sidelines occasionally (with Yuri taking his spot in the AOF Team), Andy has been reduced to an occasional bit player, and Joe and Robert are tenuously clinging to trusty sidekick status.status.
** In fact ''[='99=]'' wasn't even supposed to have Kyo and Iori, but fan demand caused the first chapter of the NESTS Saga to hinge on [[CloningBlues Kyo clones being mass-produced]] and the two of them becoming secret characters (with the in-story justification being that Kyo mysteriously vanished after defeating Orochi, and Iori followed suit just to track him down[[note]]One of the Japan Team endings in [='97=] had Iori suddenly show up to challenge Kyo, which likely happened regardless of the fact that they both beat Orochi with Chizuru's help, and without Benimaru or Daimon's involvement[[/note]]). When ''that'' wasn't enough for test audiences, the producers went and added two of the aforementioned Kyo clones in the game, both still wearing Kyo's school uniform and with his old movesets.
4th Sep '16 8:52:10 PM Tre
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* After Wrestling/MichaelCole's FaceHeelTurn. He's been on every show since as a commentator: ''Wrestling/WWERaw'', ''NXT'', ''WWE Superstars'', and after ''Wrestling/WWESmackdown'' moved to [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy]] he became a ''third'' color commentator. Eventually Cole stopped announcing on ''NXT'' and ''WWE Superstars''. His positions on those shows was taken over by fellow commentators Todd Grisham, Jack Korpela, and Scott Stanford. With his face turn in 2012 he only announced on ''Raw'' and ''Main Event''; Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield initially took over his ''Smackdown'' spot alongside Josh Mathews but he was later put back in the commentating booth for that show.

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* After Wrestling/MichaelCole's FaceHeelTurn. He's been on every show since as a commentator: ''Wrestling/WWERaw'', ''NXT'', ''WWE Superstars'', and after ''Wrestling/WWESmackdown'' moved to [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy]] Creator/{{Syfy}} he became a ''third'' color commentator. Eventually Cole stopped announcing on ''NXT'' and ''WWE Superstars''. His positions on those shows was taken over by fellow commentators Todd Grisham, Jack Korpela, and Scott Stanford. With his face turn in 2012 he only announced on ''Raw'' and ''Main Event''; Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield initially took over his ''Smackdown'' spot alongside Josh Mathews but he was later put back in the commentating booth for that show.
4th Sep '16 8:05:55 AM annette12
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* Brooke Davis in ''Series/OneTreeHill''. She's not even in the pilot. Ask anyone who they think the main character from the show is and they would say Brooke. The main character was originally supposed to be Lucas but because of Brooke's popularity, the show went on for three more seasons after he left.
27th Aug '16 1:08:37 PM BoyNinja
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** The Kalos season gives us an entire arc with Korrina and her ace utterly robbing the main group from any plot importance with repercussions. Situations that could have been easily avoided happen just to reinforce her focus, Ash is reduced to her personal punching bag (Serena tried to be one but [[RunningGag not even back then she was allowed that much focus]], the others barely take on the action if it means Korrina will get to participate, and they are all reduced to her personal cheerleading squad.

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** The Kalos season gives us an entire arc with Korrina and her ace utterly robbing the main group from any plot importance with repercussions. Situations that could have been easily avoided happen just to reinforce her focus, Ash is reduced to her personal punching bag (Serena tried to be one but [[RunningGag not even back then she was allowed that much focus]], focus]]), the others barely take on the action if it means Korrina will get to participate, and they are all reduced to her personal cheerleading squad.squad. Worse yet, she was just a temporary extra all due to the usual anime Lucario hype rule in play.
27th Aug '16 1:06:04 PM BoyNinja
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** In another RunningGag, the wild Jigglypuff that appeared in the Kanto and Johto regions also constantly tried to steal the spotligt to get everyone to hear it sing, and would often succeed in doing so at some point in the episodes where it appeared.

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** In another RunningGag, the wild Jigglypuff that appeared in the Kanto and Johto regions also constantly tried to steal the spotligt spotlight to get everyone to hear it sing, and would often succeed in doing so at some point in the episodes where it appeared.appeared.
** The Kalos season gives us an entire arc with Korrina and her ace utterly robbing the main group from any plot importance with repercussions. Situations that could have been easily avoided happen just to reinforce her focus, Ash is reduced to her personal punching bag (Serena tried to be one but [[RunningGag not even back then she was allowed that much focus]], the others barely take on the action if it means Korrina will get to participate, and they are all reduced to her personal cheerleading squad.
20th Aug '16 12:37:51 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce'' has a squad of Federation soldiers as the main characters while Samus is demoted to having a minor role in the story. This is due to the director of the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' wanting to make a game focusing on the Federation for a long time.
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