In some of the movies I have watched, there are some characters whose screen presence is less and has a minor role in the movie. But their role play an important role in causing a twist in the movie.
Below are the instances:
Thief who steals iron in the movie Express Raja. In the beginning of the movie, A voice over says
This guy has nothing to do with movie but his actions play a major role in the movie.
M.S Narayana in the movie Devudu chesina Manushulu.
From the wiki page of the movie,
Panileni Papayya (M. S. Narayana) sits at a shop, eats a banana & throws the peel on the road.
Due to this peel series of incidents happen and
It ultimately leads to the quarrel of hero and the heroine.
Unhappy with the outcome of the result, Goddess Lakshmi goes to past and makes the character to throw the banana peel in a dust bin. Due to this action, all the incidents change.
But it ultimately leads to the same outcome where hero and the heroine quarrel.
So, Is there a name for such characters who has a minor role but affects the incidents/outcome of the movie?