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* Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, despite his long career, was largely unknown even in his home state, gaining virtually no national attention compared to his state’s other senator, the nationally-recognized Marco Rubio. This has been averted once he was ousted from the Senate by Rick Scott, as he was the state’s popular incumbent governor. A sitting senator losing re-election in a swing state during an election cycle favoring his party is an insurmountable task, but Nelson’s anonymity compared to Scott allowed the latter to pull off the upset.


** Luigi's enemy counterpart (Waluigi) has it even worse, he has never had his own solo game and indeed is rarely even a playable character outside of sports and party games. He also has never achieved a status higher than assist trophy in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''

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** Luigi's enemy counterpart (Waluigi) has it even worse, he has never had his own solo game and indeed is rarely even a playable character outside of sports and party games. He also has never achieved a status higher than assist trophy in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. Compare that to Peach's own "Luigi", Daisy, who at least got in as an Echo Fighter despite being in the same boat.


* The only Osmonds that most people have heard of are Series/DonnyAndMarie.



* Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' was meant to be a vehicle that would launch the music career of its star Creator/VictoriaJustice. It certainly launched a music career alright, just not hers. Instead, supporting actress Music/ArianaGrande started a ''massively'' successful career as a pop sensation, producing numerous hits and platinum albums. Her meteoric rise to fame has completely eclipsed Justice (and the other five cast members), and her whole Nickelodeon roots for that matter. In fact, she's easily the biggest celebrity Nickelodeon has ever produced in its entire existence.

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* Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' was meant to be a vehicle that would launch the music career of its star Creator/VictoriaJustice.Music/VictoriaJustice. It certainly launched a music career alright, just not hers. Instead, supporting actress Music/ArianaGrande started a ''massively'' successful career as a pop sensation, producing numerous hits and platinum albums. Her meteoric rise to fame has completely eclipsed Justice (and the other five cast members), and her whole Nickelodeon roots for that matter. In fact, she's easily the biggest celebrity Nickelodeon has ever produced in its entire existence.


* John Deacon of Music/{{Queen}} is usually thought of as "the other one" compared to the more outgoing, LargeHam members of the band. Actually, in almost any other band he would have been LeadBassist (Type A), but as it happened he worked with people who just wouldn't be outdone. Still, he penned several of their big hits, and contributed enormously to the songs he didn't write: Brian May says that after his retirement, Queen lacks a kind of magic that Deacon used to bring.

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* John Deacon of Music/{{Queen}} is usually thought of as "the other one" compared to the more outgoing, LargeHam members of the band. Actually, in almost any other band he would have been LeadBassist (Type A), but as it happened he worked with people who just wouldn't be outdone. Still, he penned several of their big hits, and contributed enormously to the songs he didn't write: Brian May Music/BrianMay says that after his retirement, Queen lacks a kind of magic that Deacon used to bring.



* Chiwetel Ejiofor starred in the movie ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' but got overshadowed by his co-star Lupita Nyong'o. Nyong'o won an Oscar for her role in the film, while Ejiofor got a nomination but lost.

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* Chiwetel Ejiofor Creator/ChiwetelEjiofor starred in the movie ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' but got overshadowed by his co-star Lupita Nyong'o. Nyong'o won an Oscar for her role in the film, while Ejiofor got a nomination but lost.



* John Boyega's breakout performance as Finn in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' was by no means a failure; in fact, his performance was one of the most widely praised of the year. It's just that Boyega's hype was all but drowned out by that of his costar Daisy Ridley, who played Rey. While it's clear she's being set up to be the main character, it's doubtful that Lucasfilm were trying to get search interest in Ridley to be ''five times'' as big as that in Boyega. This may have to do with the fact that white female celebrities like Ridley tend to attract the general public to a much greater degree than black male stars like Boyega do, or also, unlike the cult star that Boyega was due to ''Film/AttackTheBlock'', Ridley was a complete unknown beforehand, meaning people wanted to know more about her. Nevertheless, Boyega was the first to land a major non-Star Wars role afterwards, as he is set to appear in the sci-fi film ''The Circle'' with Creator/TomHanks and Creator/EmmaWatson; Ridley's only upcoming project outside her Star Wars work is a dub of an old Studio Ghibli film.

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* John Boyega's Creator/JohnBoyega's breakout performance as Finn in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' was by no means a failure; in fact, his performance was one of the most widely praised of the year. It's just that Boyega's hype was all but drowned out by that of his costar Daisy Ridley, Creator/DaisyRidley, who played Rey. While it's clear she's being set up to be the main character, it's doubtful that Lucasfilm were trying to get search interest in Ridley to be ''five times'' as big as that in Boyega. This may have to do with the fact that white female celebrities like Ridley tend to attract the general public to a much greater degree than black male stars like Boyega do, or also, unlike the cult star that Boyega was due to ''Film/AttackTheBlock'', Ridley was a complete unknown beforehand, meaning people wanted to know more about her. Nevertheless, Boyega was the first to land a major non-Star Wars non-''Star Wars'' role afterwards, as he is set to appear in the sci-fi film ''The Circle'' with Creator/TomHanks and Creator/EmmaWatson; Ridley's only upcoming project outside her Star Wars ''Star Wars'' work is a dub of an old Studio Ghibli film.


*** Luigi's enemy counterpart (Waluigi) has it even worse, he has never had his own solo game and indeed is rarely even a playable character outside of sports and party games. He also has never achieved a status higher than assist trophy in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''

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*** ** Luigi's enemy counterpart (Waluigi) has it even worse, he has never had his own solo game and indeed is rarely even a playable character outside of sports and party games. He also has never achieved a status higher than assist trophy in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''


** Electronic producers like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Avicii, and Zedd have largely averted this by being credited on all of their hits. Avicii in particular has avoided high profile guest vocalists, to the point of not even crediting the vocalists he does work with.

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** Electronic producers like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Avicii, Music/{{Avicii}}, and Zedd Music/{{Zedd}} have largely averted this by being credited on all of their hits. Avicii in particular has avoided high profile guest vocalists, to the point of not even crediting the vocalists he does work with.


* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': Ask most people to name all the members of Monty Python and you're bound to hear Creator/JohnCleese first, then Eric Idle, Creator/MichaelPalin, and maybe Creator/TerryGilliam, but Graham Chapman and to a lesser extent Terry Jones are only known primarily by Pythons' fans. There is a bit of historical irony here, because John Cleese (who formed one of the writer teams with Graham Chapman) felt that he was doing all the work and Chapman was getting all the attention.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': Ask most people to name all the members of Monty Python and you're bound to hear Creator/JohnCleese first, then Eric Idle, Creator/EricIdle, Creator/MichaelPalin, and maybe Creator/TerryGilliam, but Graham Chapman Creator/GrahamChapman and to a lesser extent Terry Jones Creator/TerryJones are only known primarily by Pythons' fans. There is a bit of historical irony here, because John Cleese (who formed one of the writer teams with Graham Chapman) felt that he was doing all the work and Chapman was getting all the attention.

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* An interesting case in 2011, when two giants of the computing industry died within a week of each other. First was Creator/SteveJobs, who was instrumental in bringing personal computers and various other devices to the masses. The other was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie Dennis Ritchie]], creator of the C programming language (from which nearly all modern languages are descended) and thus indirectly responsible for every bit of software running on those devices. Ritchie's death was barely a footnote in all the media hype surrounding Jobs.


* Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment has two important fighting game franchises: ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur]]''. However, despite having a large fanbase, the latter tends to get overshadowed by the former by Namco. Especially in later years, where ''Soulcalibur V'' was rushed out the door in less than a year with cut funding and staff, while ''Tekken'' was treated as a masterpiece that gets all the love and attention. This disparity in how the franchises have been treated has not gone unnoticed by fans, who want a ''Soulcalibur VI'', but it hasn't even been announced yet while ''Tekken 7'' has been revealed and shown to the world.

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* Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment has two important fighting game franchises: ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur]]''. However, despite having a large fanbase, the latter tends to get overshadowed by the former by Namco. Especially in later years, where ''Soulcalibur V'' was rushed out the door in less than a year with cut funding and staff, while ''Tekken'' was treated as a masterpiece that gets all the love and attention. This disparity in how the franchises have been treated has not gone unnoticed by fans, who want a ''Soulcalibur VI'', but it hasn't even been announced yet while ''Tekken 7'' has been revealed and shown to the world.


* In both the book and film versions of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', the story focuses more on the human detective, Eddie Valiant. In the book, he was Eddie's shifty client, and although he was pivotal to the story, the focus was clearly on Eddie and his investigations. In the movie, Roger gets the plot rolling, but after that his job consists mostly of hanging around with Eddie and acting goofy. Even in his cartoons in-universe, Roger gets second billing behind Baby Herman, even though (like Wile E.) he gets the lion's share of the laughs. Never more blatant than when he ''saves Eddie's life'' (if only momentarily) at the Gag Factory, then drops right back down to "goofy" again without so much as a thank-you on Eddie's part - although his wife, Jessica, whom he also saved, at least gives him some of the respect he's desperately been trying to earn.

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* In both the book and film versions of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', the story focuses less on Roger and more on the human detective, Eddie Valiant. In the book, he Roger was Eddie's shifty client, and although he was pivotal to the story, the focus was clearly on Eddie and his investigations. In the movie, Roger gets the plot rolling, but after that his job consists mostly of hanging around with Eddie and acting goofy. Even in his cartoons in-universe, Roger gets second billing behind Baby Herman, even though (like Wile E.) he gets the lion's share of the laughs. Never more blatant than when he ''saves Eddie's life'' (if only momentarily) at the Gag Factory, then drops right back down to "goofy" again without so much as a thank-you on Eddie's part - although his wife, Jessica, whom he also saved, at least gives him some of the respect he's desperately been trying to earn.


* The {{abandomware}} game ''Lion'' is objectively better than ''VideoGame/{{Wolf}}'' in terms of gameplay, graphics, and overall implementation, with 'wolf''s only advantage being a possibly more popular animal choice and coming out first, but is strongly over shadowed by the latter on {{abandomwere}} websites (it's never even gotten a page on here!) Though, OverlyNarrowSuperlative is in effect here for ''''VideoGame\{{Wolf}}'', as both games are very, very old and very obscure outside of their tiny {{abandomware}} niche.

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* The {{abandomware}} {{Abandonware}} game ''Lion'' is objectively better than ''VideoGame/{{Wolf}}'' in terms of gameplay, graphics, and overall implementation, with 'wolf''s ''wolf's'' only advantage advantages being a possibly more popular animal choice and coming out first, but ''Lion'' is strongly over shadowed by the latter on {{abandomwere}} {{Abandonware}} websites (it's never even gotten a page on here!) Though, OverlyNarrowSuperlative is in effect here for ''''VideoGame\{{Wolf}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Wolf}}'', as both games are very, very old and very obscure outside of their tiny {{abandomware}} {{Abandonware}} niche.

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* The {{abandomware}} game ''Lion'' is objectively better than ''VideoGame/{{Wolf}}'' in terms of gameplay, graphics, and overall implementation, with 'wolf''s only advantage being a possibly more popular animal choice and coming out first, but is strongly over shadowed by the latter on {{abandomwere}} websites (it's never even gotten a page on here!) Though, OverlyNarrowSuperlative is in effect here for ''''VideoGame\{{Wolf}}'', as both games are very, very old and very obscure outside of their tiny {{abandomware}} niche.

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* Rapper Machine Gun Kelly, or MGK, has always been seen as a third-rate Eminem clone who has long been stuck in the shadows of other white rappers, like Music/{{Macklemore}}, Music/MacMiller, and Music/GEazy. He only had one real hit, with “Bad Things”, and that was solely because Music/CamilaCabello sang the chorus. His second hit “Rap Devil” got attention solely for being a diss track against Eminem.


Compare OvershadowedByAwesome and AlwaysSecondBest where the person in the spotlight REALLY is better than the person in the shadows.

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Compare OvershadowedByAwesome and AlwaysSecondBest AlwaysSecondBest, where the person in the spotlight REALLY really is better than the person in the shadows.


*** Luigi's enemy counterpart (Waluigi) has it even worse, he has never had his own solo game and indeed is rarely even a playable character outside of sports games. He also has never achieved a status higher than assist trophy in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''

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*** Luigi's enemy counterpart (Waluigi) has it even worse, he has never had his own solo game and indeed is rarely even a playable character outside of sports and party games. He also has never achieved a status higher than assist trophy in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''

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