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10 Underestimated Fictional Characters That Play Pivotal Roles In Their Stories
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:30 pm, February 15th, 2012
Allow Us to Explain
Main characters are main characters for a reason, they get all the glory. Luke Skywalker defeated the Dark Side, the Doctor saved the universe again, Buffy prevented the apocalypse…or did they?
A famous story may fall to pieces if a minor, underestimated character is removed. Ender Wiggin was the only one who mattered in Ender’s Game. That is, until you read Ender’s Shadow and discovered Bean’s story. Then there’s those one-off characters who interact with a universe in such a way that if they were removed, the entire story would fall apart.
More often than not, it’s the little people who make the biggest difference and we’re here to show you how often “even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
Runners up: C3-PO, Gollum, Jimmy Olsen, the nosy neighbor kid from Home Alone, and Mike Yanagita from Fargo
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