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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.
2nd Aug '17 12:02:13 AM MBG
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* The Colonial Marines in ''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator2010''. Despite not being the title characters and having the least interesting gameplay mechanics (bog-standard FPS gameplay versus completely unique alien warriors), they have the longest story campaign by a wide margin, and prominent roles in the other two campaigns and the multiplayer. The title characters themselves get shafted in their own ways - the Aliens have a miniscule solo campaign of only a handful of very simple missions with little story, while the Predator is only fought once in either campaign and has almost no role in the plot.
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.
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