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22nd Mar '17 9:14:50 AM skidoo23
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** Although the companions are really {{Deuteragonist}} / {{Tritagonist}} characters, several new series companions have since been ''accused'' of hogging screen time and heroics from the Doctor, such as Clara Oswald (Series 7B-9, but especially in Series 8).
*** 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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** Although the companions are really {{Deuteragonist}} / {{Tritagonist}} characters - with both producers of the modern era revival stating outright that in their view the companion is the "co-lead", with the series technically always being told from their point of view, several new series companions have since been ''accused'' of hogging screen time and heroics from the Doctor, such as Clara Oswald (Series 7B-9, but especially in Series 8).
*** 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.]]
**** A further defence of Clara is that she was established as the fiftieth anniversary companion, and therefore was always expected to have greater impact than non-milestone companions.
19th Mar '17 7:29:47 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' might as well be called "The Mr. Cat Show". Pretty much everything revolves around what he's doing, and he is focused on even more than the show's protagonist, Kaeloo.
19th Mar '17 2:58:37 PM Doug86
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** The real issue is that Space Marines in general get too much support (model-wise and rules-wise) and are generally treated as the protagonists of Warhammer40000 to an excessive degree. Who else gets modular plastic HQ characters (Chaos doesn't count, they're still Space Marines)? Who else can build a competitive army entirely from the plastics? Who else can build an army that does anything and does it nearly as well as the specialized armies? Who else has bleeding special characters who make all your guys Fearless, except when you want them not to be? WarhammerFantasy doesn't have a single army that is the focus of everything like that. Every army is competitive, has a decent selection of plastic models, and has a significant presence in the population of players, but when you go to a 40k tournament it is a safe bet that three in four armies you face will be some variant of Space Marines.

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** The real issue is that Space Marines in general get too much support (model-wise and rules-wise) and are generally treated as the protagonists of Warhammer40000 ''Warhammer 40,000'' to an excessive degree. Who else gets modular plastic HQ characters (Chaos doesn't count, they're still Space Marines)? Who else can build a competitive army entirely from the plastics? Who else can build an army that does anything and does it nearly as well as the specialized armies? Who else has bleeding special characters who make all your guys Fearless, except when you want them not to be? WarhammerFantasy ''Warhammer'' doesn't have a single army that is the focus of everything like that. Every army is competitive, has a decent selection of plastic models, and has a significant presence in the population of players, but when you go to a 40k tournament it is a safe bet that three in four armies you face will be some variant of Space Marines.
16th Mar '17 5:44:24 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': When the comics debuted in the Franco-Belgian magazine ''Record'' in 1962, they were titled ''The Adventures of Caliph Haroun el Poussah''. It was quickly realised that Iznogoud was a much more interesting central character, and the comic's focus, and title, were transferred to him.
5th Mar '17 8:41:46 AM ecojosh1
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* The movies based of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' give a lot of screen time to Data. In ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', which is TNG's grand finale, Data is in the spotlight so much that half of this costars are practically extras.

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* The movies based of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' give a lot of screen time to Data. In ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', which is TNG's grand finale, Data is in the spotlight so much that half of this Brent Spiner's costars are practically extras.
4th Mar '17 6:05:47 AM ecojosh1
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* The movies based of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' give a lot of screen time to Data. In ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', which is TNG's grand finale, Data is in the spotlight so much that half of this costars are practically extras.
20th Feb '17 1:08:41 AM mlsmithca
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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 upcoming 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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* 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 upcoming 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).
16th Feb '17 5:56:08 PM Karxrida
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14th Feb '17 10:46:38 PM Apocrypha
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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'': Originally, fans believed that the story would focus on the survivors of the first game in Side:Future, and in the 77th Class in Side:Despair. In Side:Future, all survivors fell in and OutOfFocus constantly while the 77th Class was mostly DemotedToExtra[=/=]AdvertisedExtra. The ones to keep constant focus on them through out the entire show ended up being the former 74th Class Trio, Munakata, Juzo and Yukizome. Yukizome was a protagonist on Side:Despair while Munakata played as the BigGood and Juzo was helping them, in Side:Future, Munakata becomes TheHeavy and Juzo TheDragon. The trio ends up having as much importance if not even more importance to the plot than the survivors and most of the 77th Class.
** 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 get cameos at best.]]

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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'': Originally, fans believed that the story would focus on the survivors of the first game in Side:Future, ''Side:Future'', and in the 77th Class in Side:Despair. ''Side:Despair''. In Side:Future, ''Side:Future'', all survivors fell in and OutOfFocus constantly while the 77th Class was mostly DemotedToExtra[=/=]AdvertisedExtra. The ones to keep constant focus on them through out the entire show ended up being the former 74th Class Trio, Munakata, Juzo Juzo, Yukizome, and Yukizome. Mitarai. Yukizome was a protagonist on Side:Despair ''Side:Despair''' while Munakata played as the BigGood and Juzo was helping them, in Side:Future, ''Side:Future'', Munakata becomes TheHeavy and Juzo TheDragon. The trio ends up having as much importance if not even more importance to the plot than the survivors and most of the 77th Class.
Class. Mitarai, for his part, is Junko's UnwittingPawn and the force behind a major plot point during ''Side:Despair'' and [[spoiler:the AntiVillain antagonist of ''Side:Hope''.]]
** 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.]]
12th Feb '17 7:58:39 AM MagBas
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* Princess Ashelia "Ashe" B'nargin Dalmasca from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. Granted, the narrator tells you outright this is ''her'' story, but Vaan, initially presented as the main character, is demoted to PluckyComicRelief.
** Though its worth noting that in development, that was all Vaan's role was supposed to be. Originally either Ashe or Basche was supposed to be the main character, but due to ExecutiveMeddling, Vaan got shoehorned into the lead role due to his {{Bishonen}} appearance.
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