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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.
9th Aug '16 6:04:41 PM Nicoaln
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** Likewise, after ''Cataclysm'', ''Mists of Pandaria'', and ''Warlords of Draenor'' all featured them in central roles, many fans are starting to get tired of Orcs and wish Blizzard would focus on one of the other twelve playable races. Especially annoying after Vol'jin, a troll, was named new Warchief of the Horde, seemingly pushing the Orcs OutOfFocus for once... Only for them to be shoved right back into the spotlight when the premise of ''Warlords of Draenor'' was revealed to be using TimeTravel to revive a bunch of old Orc characters. Vol'jin himself is mostly absent for the expansion, with Thrall once again taking center stage as the BigGood.

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** Likewise, after ''Cataclysm'', ''Mists of Pandaria'', and ''Warlords of Draenor'' all featured them in central roles, many fans are starting to get tired of Orcs and wish Blizzard would focus on one of the other twelve playable races. Especially annoying after Vol'jin, a troll, was named new Warchief of the Horde, seemingly pushing the Orcs OutOfFocus for once... Only for them to be shoved right back into the spotlight when the premise of ''Warlords of Draenor'' was revealed to be using TimeTravel to revive a bunch of old Orc characters. Vol'jin himself is mostly absent for the expansion, with Thrall once again taking center stage as the BigGood. ''Legion'' doesn't make it any better since Vol'jin gets offed.
3rd Aug '16 9:17:50 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'' was originally set in Lancre; one of the reasons for the change was that it would be too darn hard to keep the Ramtops witches from taking over.

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** ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'' was originally set in Lancre; one of the reasons for the change was that it would be too darn hard to keep the Ramtops witches from taking over. The two series ended up merging anyway, but at least by then Tiffany had developed somewhat on her own.
20th Jul '16 6:56:01 AM MeerkatMario
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* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan''
** Ever since his introduction, Bowser Junior has been taking over other characters in first place, ''including Mario himself''. Come 2014, Joseph and Cody are introduced and become main characters as well.
** Meanwhile, Mario's friends are recently becoming dropped in favor of [[EnsembleDarkhorse Jef]][[CreatorsPet fy]]. In fact, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Shrek has not appeared since "Mario's Hobo Problem!"]] and Black Yoshi did not appear since [[spoiler:"The Purge!"]] yet came back in "Black Yoshi's Blank Check!", a span of ''two months and nine days'' total.
19th Jul '16 9:40:54 PM MeerkatMario
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* Since Season 7 onward, Denzel Crocker, Timmy's dad, Cosmo, and Foop from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' have more and more amount of screen-time in the series, in detriment of main characters of earlier seasons, like Chester, AJ, Tootie, Trixie Tang and Vicky, who was the main antagonist of the series for most of the time.

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

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

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

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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Normally, when the plot thickens, {{Red Headed Hero}}ine Lina gets the most focus, shifting away from Gourry, Zelgadis, and Amelia. However, when the third anime season rolled around (''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Try''), [[HolierThanThou Filia]] becomes the GuestStarPartyMember, and because the plot revolves around the dragon race (which she and the BigBad of the season are a part of), the four main characters are not given as much focus. The fifth episode is about Filia ranting and being subjugated to a trial, along with antics from [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Xellos]] -- given that she serves the gods and he serves the demons of that world, the sexual tension between them is the main RunningGag.
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