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* In ''WesternAnimation/MarvelRisingInitiation'' , Kamala Khan/Miss Marvel and Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl were major supporting characters while Gwen Stacy/Ghost Spider was the lead. In ''WesternAnimation/MarvelRisingSecretWarriors'' , Gwen underwent Main/ChuckCunninghamSyndrome while Kamala and Doreen were the lead characters.

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** Nebula's role as TheDragon in the first ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' film was relatively minor; she had maybe a dozen lines, and was there primarily so Gamora had someone interesting to fight. She has an expanded role in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' -- and then [[spoiler:becomes one of the main ensemble in Film/AvengersEndgame, and the catalyst for the third act.]]


** In the novels, Arwen appears only briefly in the main narrative with the majority of her and Aragorn's story relegated to a chapter in the appendix. In Peter Jackson's version, she is featured prominently in all three films and replaces several minor characters, like Glorfindel who aids Aragorn and the Hobbits as they flee the Ringwraiths. Not only does Arwen replace Glorfindel, she's given the additional task of personally carrying Frodo upon her horse, and her CrowningMomentOfAwesome -- "If you want him, come and claim him!" -- is a unique addition to the film. In the novel, Glorfindel places Frodo on his horse and then stays behind with Aragorn and the Hobbits to do what he can to slow the Ringwraiths' pursuit, at which point the narrative focus shifts to Frodo.

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** In the novels, Arwen appears only briefly in the main narrative with the majority of her and Aragorn's story relegated to a chapter in the appendix. In Peter Jackson's version, she is featured prominently in all three films and replaces several minor characters, like Glorfindel who aids Aragorn and the Hobbits as they flee the Ringwraiths. Not only does Arwen replace Glorfindel, she's given the additional task of personally carrying Frodo upon her horse, and her CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome -- "If you want him, come and claim him!" -- is a unique addition to the film. In the novel, Glorfindel places Frodo on his horse and then stays behind with Aragorn and the Hobbits to do what he can to slow the Ringwraiths' pursuit, at which point the narrative focus shifts to Frodo.


** According to Creator/GwendolineChristie, who plays Captain Phasma in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Phasma will have an increased role in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', possibly to make up for the lack of screentime and action for her character in the former.


** Hope Van Dyne is an extremely minor character from the comics, and only appeared in the ''ComicBook/MarvelComics2'' continuity. In ''Film/AntMan'', she's promoted to major character status and is effectively the film's female lead. [[spoiler: In TheStinger, she becomes the MCU version of ComicBook/TheWasp]].

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** Hope Van Dyne is an extremely minor character from the comics, and only appeared in the ''ComicBook/MarvelComics2'' continuity. In ''Film/AntMan'', she's promoted to major character status and is effectively the film's female lead. [[spoiler: In She becomes the new Wasp in TheStinger, she becomes and even gets her name in the MCU version title of ComicBook/TheWasp]].[[Film/AntManAndTheWasp the sequel]].


** In the comics, ComicBook/PeggyCarter is, at best, an important footnote to Steve and his primary love interest, [[ComicBook/{{Agent 13}} Sharon Carter]]. In the films, though, she's become one of the most prominent supporting characters, even after ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' seemingly concluded any more adventures in the 40s. The first issue of the 2011 ''Captain America'' series even uses her death from old age as a jumping-off point specifically because she'd now be familiar to audiences. It's worth noting that the filmmakers have tried to use Peggy in every single (Earth-bound) MCU vehicle after ''The First Avenger''. Creator/JossWhedon wrote a scene for her in ''The Avengers'', and she has cameos in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', ''Age of Ultron'', and ''Ant-Man'', plus, she took center stage in the [[Film/MarvelOneShots Marvel one-shot "Agent Carter"]], which was such a huge hit that it [[SpinOff spun off]] into [[Series/AgentCarter her own regular TV series]].

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** In the comics, ComicBook/PeggyCarter is, at best, an important footnote to Steve and his primary love interest, [[ComicBook/{{Agent 13}} Sharon Carter]]. In the films, though, she's become one of the most prominent supporting characters, even after ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' seemingly concluded any more adventures in the 40s. The first issue of the 2011 ''Captain America'' series even uses her death from old age as a jumping-off point specifically because she'd now be familiar to audiences. It's worth noting that the filmmakers have tried to use Peggy in every single (Earth-bound) MCU vehicle after ''The First Avenger''. Creator/JossWhedon wrote a scene for her in ''The Avengers'', and she has cameos in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', ''Age of Ultron'', and ''Ant-Man'', plus, she took center stage in the [[Film/MarvelOneShots Marvel one-shot "Agent Carter"]], ''Film/AgentCarter'', which was such a huge hit that it [[SpinOff spun off]] into [[Series/AgentCarter her own regular TV series]].


** Assistant Director Janson a.k.a. "The Rat Man" only appeared in one chapter near the start of ''Literature/TheScorchTrials'' and didn't appear again until the next book -- ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', where he became the BigBad. But in the film adaptation -- ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials'' hes promoted to main antagonist status and spends most of the film pursuing the protagonists.

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Assistant Director Janson a.k.a. "The Rat Man" only appeared in one chapter near the start of ''Literature/TheScorchTrials'' and didn't appear again until the next book -- ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', where he became the BigBad. But in the film adaptation -- ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials'' Here hes promoted to main antagonist status and spends most of the film pursuing the protagonists. protagonists.
*** ''Literature/TheScorchTrials'' briefly featured a Crank nicknamed "Blondie", who appeared briefly to kidnap Thomas and Brenda forcing them to drink hallucinogenic-spiked drinks and party with him and two other Cranks. The film turns the character into Marcus, who the Gladers have been searching for in order to find The Right Arms base of operation, which he would know the location of as a former member of said organization. His aforementioned actions from the book are changed from the delusional actions of someone going insane from The Flare virus, to [[spoiler:a deliberate ploy to drug, capture and sell Immunes to WCKD]].


* Assistant Director Janson a.k.a. "The Rat Man" only appeared in one chapter near the start of ''Literature/TheScorchTrials'' and didn't appear again until the next book -- ''The Death Cure'', where he became the BigBad. But in the film adaptation -- ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials'' hes promoted to main antagonist status and spends most of the film pursuing the protagonists.

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* ''Film/TheMazeRunnerSeries'':
** Although a character in [[Literature/TheMazeRunner the books]] and is frequently referenced by other characters, as well as e-mails she sends to WICKED which readers are shown as epilogues to each book, Chancellor Ava Paige never appears in person or has any interaction with the Gladers during the original trilogy [[note]]Her one interaction in ''Literature/TheDeathCure'' with Thomas occurs whilst he is unconscious and only able to hear her voice meaning she still only appears off-page[[/note]]. In the films she actually does physically appear on screen, played by Creator/PatriciaClarkson, appearing at the end of ''Film/TheMazeRunner2014'' in a video directly addressed to the Gladers where she is killed off, later revealed to have been faked, and in ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials'' she is present during the climax when WCKD attacks The Right Arm and the surviving Gladers.
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Assistant Director Janson a.k.a. "The Rat Man" only appeared in one chapter near the start of ''Literature/TheScorchTrials'' and didn't appear again until the next book -- ''The Death Cure'', ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', where he became the BigBad. But in the film adaptation -- ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials'' hes promoted to main antagonist status and spends most of the film pursuing the protagonists.


* Kanga and Roo were usually the most sparsely seen characters in the original ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' animations and even in the ''New Adventures'' series, had only a handful of moments in the limelight. Starting from ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' Roo started to become a more central character, with Kanga getting more importance from relation. ''Springtime for Roo'' and ''Pooh's Heffalump Movie'' in particular have Roo as the pseudo-lead. [[Disney/WinnieThePooh The 2011 movie]] demotes them back, though even then has Kanga and Roo take part in a lot more humour than before.

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* Kanga and Roo were usually the most sparsely seen characters in the original ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' animations and even in the ''New Adventures'' series, had only a handful of moments in the limelight. Starting from ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' Roo started to become a more central character, with Kanga getting more importance from relation. ''Springtime ''[[WesternAnimation/WinnieThePoohSpringtimeForRoo Springtime for Roo'' Roo]]'' and ''Pooh's Heffalump Movie'' ''Disney/PoohsHeffalumpMovie'' in particular have Roo as the pseudo-lead. [[Disney/WinnieThePooh The 2011 movie]] demotes them back, though even then has Kanga and Roo take part in a lot more humour than before.


* Kanga and Roo were usually the most sparsely seen characters in the ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' animations. Starting from ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' Roo started to become a more central character, with Kanga getting more importance from relation. ''Springtime for Roo'' and ''Pooh's Heffalump Movie'' in particular have Roo as the pseudo-lead. [[Disney/WinnieThePooh The 2011 movie]] demotes them back, though even then has Kanga and Roo take part in a lot more humour than before.

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* Kanga and Roo were usually the most sparsely seen characters in the original ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' animations.animations and even in the ''New Adventures'' series, had only a handful of moments in the limelight. Starting from ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' Roo started to become a more central character, with Kanga getting more importance from relation. ''Springtime for Roo'' and ''Pooh's Heffalump Movie'' in particular have Roo as the pseudo-lead. [[Disney/WinnieThePooh The 2011 movie]] demotes them back, though even then has Kanga and Roo take part in a lot more humour than before.


* Kanga and Roo were usually the most sparsely seen characters in the ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' animations. Starting from ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' Roo started to become a more central character, with Kanga getting more importance from relation. ''Springtime for Roo'' and ''Pooh's Heffalump Movie'' in particular have Roo as the pseudo-lead. The 2011 movie demotes them back, though even then has Kanga and Roo take part in a lot more humour than before.

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* Kanga and Roo were usually the most sparsely seen characters in the ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' animations. Starting from ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' Roo started to become a more central character, with Kanga getting more importance from relation. ''Springtime for Roo'' and ''Pooh's Heffalump Movie'' in particular have Roo as the pseudo-lead. [[Disney/WinnieThePooh The 2011 movie movie]] demotes them back, though even then has Kanga and Roo take part in a lot more humour than before.



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* Kanga and Roo were usually the most sparsely seen characters in the ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' animations. Starting from ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' Roo started to become a more central character, with Kanga getting more importance from relation. ''Springtime for Roo'' and ''Pooh's Heffalump Movie'' in particular have Roo as the pseudo-lead. The 2011 movie demotes them back, though even then has Kanga and Roo take part in a lot more humour than before.


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* ''The Greatest Gift'', the short story that inpsired ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', says nothing about Mr. Potter other than the fact he owned a photography studio. The movie turns him into a CorruptCorporateExecutive who owns nearly all of the town and seizes a couple opportunities to ruin the protagonist's life.
* The Sea Witch in the Creator/HansChristianAndersen fairy tale "Literature/TheLittleMermaid" only appears to trade the unnamed mermaid's voice for legs. In the [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Disney adaptation]], however, she is named Ursula and becomes the main antagonist. The same is true for the evil fairy in "Literature/SleepingBeauty", who was also unnamed in the original story and disappears after [[EvilIsPetty cursing the princess for not being invited to the party]], but in Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is a supervillainess named Maleficent who keeps driving the plot through the whole movie.
** Ariel's sisters only appeared at the beginning to sing a song and made only one appearance afterward. The TV series and the prequel '"Ariel's Beginning'' gave them bigger roles and established personalities.

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* ''The Greatest Gift'', the short story that inpsired ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', says nothing about Mr. Potter other than the fact he owned a photography studio. The movie turns him into a CorruptCorporateExecutive who owns nearly all of the town and seizes a couple opportunities to ruin the protagonist's life.
* The Sea Witch in the Creator/HansChristianAndersen fairy tale "Literature/TheLittleMermaid" only appears to trade the unnamed mermaid's voice for legs. In the [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Disney adaptation]], however, she is named Ursula and becomes the main antagonist. The same is true for the evil fairy in "Literature/SleepingBeauty", who was also unnamed in the original story and disappears after [[EvilIsPetty cursing the princess for not being invited to the party]], but in Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is a supervillainess named Maleficent who keeps driving the plot through the whole movie.
** Ariel's sisters only appeared at the beginning to sing a song and made only one appearance afterward. The TV series and the prequel '"Ariel's Beginning'' gave them bigger roles and established personalities.
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* From the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' franchise we have Puss in Boots. First appearing in 2004 in ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'', he got his own movie in 2011.


** In ''[[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFory The 2005 Movie version]]'', Willy Wonka has a father/dentist named Dr. Wilbur Wonka. He never appeared in the original book nor in the 1971 movie.

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** In ''[[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFory ''[[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory The 2005 Movie version]]'', Willy Wonka has a father/dentist named Dr. Wilbur Wonka. He never appeared in the original book nor in the 1971 movie.

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