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Any work that lasts a long time or has a large scope can accrue a large cast. As time goes, some of these characters can fall by the wayside if the cast rotates or characters are passed over for those favored by the creators or audience.

But every character has their fans. Whether they spoke to them, or saw potential in their concept. And sometimes, these people get to work on the latest version or adaptation of that work. Or maybe someone just wants to go beyond the standbys found in most versions. The Limelight Series can bring old or obscure characters back to the forefront for audiences who may have forgotten about them or never seen them before.

Compare Team-Up Series.


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    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 DCU at large.
  • Marvel Comics' The Defenders, for most of its versions.
  • DC Comics' 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