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13th Dec '17 6:50:38 PM KagSwirby
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** Several other Pokémon such as Misty's Psyduck and Jessie's Wobbuffet would also try this by somehow forcibly coming out of their [=PokéBalls=], without their trainers' calling them out, also to the point of it being a RunningGag. In some cases, such as the ones previously mentioned, it's not that clear how intentional this is.

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** Several other Pokémon such as Misty's Psyduck and Jessie's Wobbuffet would also try this by somehow forcibly coming out of their [=PokéBalls=], Poké Balls, without their trainers' calling them out, also to the point of it being a RunningGag. In some cases, such as the ones previously mentioned, it's not that clear how intentional this is.
13th Dec '17 6:49:42 PM KagSwirby
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' might as well be called the Mr. Krabs vs. Plankton series featuring Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward due to the unhealthy amount of focus with them; most notably Mr. Krabs. It doesn't help that most of the recurring characters get less focus in favor of those two as the seasons pass by.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' might as well be called the Mr. Krabs vs. Plankton series featuring Spongebob, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward due to the unhealthy amount of focus with them; most notably Mr. Krabs. It doesn't help that most of the recurring characters get less focus in favor of those two as the seasons pass by.
9th Dec '17 12:26:13 PM KaworuS
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** Seems to be happening in ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''. Usually, red is the prominent character, but Daigo "King" Kiryu from this series takes this to ridiculous levels with the other rangers getting less and less screen time. This is also shown in the series Super Mode, which is red exclusively. ''That'' series got a FanNickname based on this trope as well: Daigo Sentai Kingranger.
*** To emphasize - note how above, the red ranger from Mystic Force at least ''offered'' the others a crack at the big bad? Kyoryuger's red doesn't give them that much dignity, because despite his declarations throughout the show that they're a team, he fights the big bad alone in space. Where's the rest of the team? Relegated to cheerleaders back on Earth, ''singing the show's theme song to cheer him on.''
*** The team-up with the following series takes it even further. An early battle leaves the non-Daigo Kyoryugers incapacitated, so they lie injured for most of the movie with Daigo alone getting to interact with his counterparts outside battle.



** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is split between The Doctor and Seven, especially as a pair. They approach the same "Learn to be human" angle from different sides, and their interactions together inevitably stole the episode because of it. The entire fourth season was ''The Seven of Nine Show''. In theory, she had just been introduced and needed her character established in a hurry. Others suspect [[FanService something]] [[GagBoobs else]] was behind all her screen time.

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** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is split between The Doctor and Seven, especially as a pair. They approach the same "Learn to be human" angle from different sides, and their interactions together inevitably stole the episode because of it. The entire fourth season was ''The Seven of Nine Show''. In theory, she had just been introduced and needed her character established in a hurry. Others suspect [[FanService something]] [[GagBoobs else]] was behind all her screen time. As Revealed by Jeri Ryan in later interviews, this got her immense hate from the rest of the show's actors, despite it not being her fault the writers fell into a rut with one of the few things in the show who seemed to be working.
28th Nov '17 9:17:59 PM MrSeyker
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** 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. Granted, being the SixthRanger of the Mane Seven as of the season 5 finale (whereas the others have been around from the start), she's got a ''lot'' of catching up to do.

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** 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. Granted, being the SixthRanger of the Mane Seven as of the season 5 finale (whereas the others have been around from the start), she's got a ''lot'' of catching up to do.
28th Nov '17 4:03:36 AM KBABZ
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* In ''Manga/ToLoveRu'', Lala is the most prominent character next to the main character, Rito, because the story is about her self-insertion into his life, both socially and romantically. In the follow-up, ''To Love-Ru Darkness'', she is effectively replaced by her younger sister Momo due to the shift in focus to her harem plan and ''her'' invasion into his life. It takes until the final third of the story for Lala to be a significant role that sticks, such that [[LampshadeHanging the author announced it as her grand return on the title page]].
27th Nov '17 11:57:14 AM StFan
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* In ''Fanfic/BartTheGeneral'', which, despite the title, appears to be mainly about how Omarn deals with Marge having an affair, Barton dominates the second part of the last episode and the third episode, which is longer than episodes 1, 2 and 4 combined.
* In ''FuckTheJesusBeam'', O.B.A.M.A. takes over the plot from his debut in the third chapter as the BigBad, despite Lordguckles having been set up as the main antagonist in the second chapter, and proceeds to have two chapters devoted almost exclusively to him (Including the now-deleted "CHAPTER RAGE"). Kaminic [[spoiler:gets {{Brainwashed}}]] and hardly does anything until [[spoiler:releasing himself from O.B.A.M.A.'s control]] in "CHAPTER NEO JESUS".
* ''FanFic/{{Total Drama Comeback|Series}}'' mocks the tendency of Duncan and Owen to approach this in canon, while simultaneously making [[AuthorAvatar Ezekiel,]] [[AuthorAppeal Bridgette, and Izzy]] this within the actual fic.

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* In ''Fanfic/BartTheGeneral'', ''WebAnimation/BartTheGeneral'', which, despite the title, appears to be mainly about how Omarn deals with Marge having an affair, Barton dominates the second part of the last episode and the third episode, which is longer than episodes 1, 2 and 4 combined.
* In ''FuckTheJesusBeam'', ''Fuck the Jesus Beam'', O.B.A.M.A. takes over the plot from his debut in the third chapter as the BigBad, despite Lordguckles having been set up as the main antagonist in the second chapter, and proceeds to have two chapters devoted almost exclusively to him (Including the now-deleted "CHAPTER RAGE"). Kaminic [[spoiler:gets {{Brainwashed}}]] and hardly does anything until [[spoiler:releasing himself from O.B.A.M.A.'s control]] in "CHAPTER NEO JESUS".
* ''FanFic/{{Total ''Fanfic/{{Total Drama Comeback|Series}}'' mocks the tendency of Duncan and Owen to approach this in canon, while simultaneously making [[AuthorAvatar Ezekiel,]] [[AuthorAppeal Bridgette, and Izzy]] this within the actual fic.
26th Nov '17 10:35:22 AM Hjortron18
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* There have been complaints of Loki becoming this in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', with him upstaging Malekith -- who is the actual main villain -- and the filmmakers removing some of Malekith's scenes to make room for more Loki. That said, it seems Marvel realized this and put him on the sidelines for the time being so other villains can get the spotlight and keep Tom Hiddleston from being typecasted. He was even supposed to appear in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', but his scenes were cut and the only mention of Loki at all in the film is during Thor's dream sequence but otherwise he never shows up in person and won't appear again till the third Thor movie, ''Film/ThorRagnarok''.

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* There have been complaints of Loki becoming this in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', with him upstaging Malekith -- who is the actual main villain -- and the filmmakers removing some of Malekith's scenes to make room for more Loki. That said, it seems Marvel realized this and put him on the sidelines for the time being so other villains can get the spotlight and keep Tom Hiddleston from being typecasted. He was even supposed to appear in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', but his scenes were cut and the only mention of Loki at all in the film is during Thor's dream sequence but otherwise he never shows up in person and won't doesn't appear again till the third Thor movie, ''Film/ThorRagnarok''.
12th Nov '17 6:27:56 PM Midna
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** 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.

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** 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. Granted, being the SixthRanger of the Mane Seven as of the season 5 finale (whereas the others have been around from the start), she's got a ''lot'' of catching up to do.
12th Nov '17 6:24:40 PM Midna
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* A major complaint about ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'''s story mode is that it focuses so much on Marie that Callie is practically treated as an afterthought in comparison. Even many Marie fans weren't happy.
28th Oct '17 2:30:05 AM Dere
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** Adverted in the second series, which demoted Chris to a secondary character, allowing more focus to be put on Sonic.

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** Adverted in the second series, which [[DemotedToExtra demoted Chris to a secondary character, character]], allowing more focus to be put on Sonic.
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