Limelight Series

Works based entirely around or featuring forgotten and abandoned sections of the canon and going beyond A Day in the Limelight but making an entire Ensemble Cast of Ascended Extra / Ensemble Darkhorse characters.

Compare Team-Up Series.


Examples

    open/close all folders 

    Anime and Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Watchmen was originally supposed to star a team of Charlton Comics superheroes, though that plan was cancelled when it was decided to integrate said characters into the DC Universe at large.
  • Marvel Comics' The Defenders, for most of its versions.
  • DC's The Outsiders too.
  • DC's Gotham Central focuses on the Gotham City Police Department with only cameo appearances by Batman, the Joker, etc.
  • Archie's Sonic Universe, which focuses on anyone not named Sonic the Hedgehog (and even then, he can take center stage!) and allows for storylines that can't be fit into the main comic to be addressed.
  • Transformers: More than Meets the Eye follows the exploits of G1 characters who have been underused or relegated to the background in most continuities.

    Live-Action TV 

    Video Games 

    Western Animation 

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LimelightSeries