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Basic Trope: A new character in a franchise created outside of the original Canon.

  • Straight: Bob was created for the TV series Legends of Troperia, which is based off of the book series of the same name.
  • Exaggerated: The show features loads of new characters that never appeared in the books.
  • Downplayed: Bob was actually just a nameless background character in the books that got fleshed out for the show.
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  • Justified: Alice has internal monologues frequently in the original Legends books, but she can't just be seen talking to herself all the time in the television version.
  • Inverted: Adapted Out
  • Subverted: Bob turns out to be Robby, another character already from the books, either having gone incognito as "Bob" or just simply goes by a different nickname and is just different enough that the fans can't tell it's him until after The Reveal.
  • Double Subverted: It turns out "Robby" was just an alias Bob created in the show, merely existing as a Mythology Gag to the original.
  • Parodied: The Hero or the Big Bad never appeared in the books.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: The show's writers create no new characters, only using ones from the book.
  • Enforced: The execs demand the show crew create Bob to appease the younger audience watching the show.
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  • Lampshaded: "You weren't always around here, were you?"
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