History ChuckCunninghamSyndrome / VideoGames

15th Dec '17 6:37:33 AM crashkey
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** Touhou's most remembered character that got the Chuck Cunningham treatment was Mima. The last game that she was featured in was all the way back in Touhou 5: Mystic Square, and never seen again since.
15th Dec '17 6:36:36 AM crashkey
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** As of June 2012, the infamous Big the Cat [[http://youtu.be/l_fL0NRDYjw?t=2h2s has also been retired from the series]]. He was already being slowly phased out of the series by that point anyway -- his only noteworthy appearances after 2003's ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' being in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' and the first ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing]]'' (and even then, he was removed from the roster in the sequel).

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** As of June 2012, the infamous Big the Cat [[http://youtu.be/l_fL0NRDYjw?t=2h2s has also been retired from the series]]. He was already being slowly phased out of the series by that point anyway -- his only noteworthy appearances after 2003's ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' being in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' and the first ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing]]'' (and even then, he was removed from the roster in the sequel). He did eventually get a major role in the form of the parodical ''VisualNovel/BigsBigFishingAdventure3TheTrial''.
15th Dec '17 6:26:55 AM crashkey
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*** Though there are lot of one-off enemies in the Mario series, it's notable that almost every enemy and boss in Mario 2, save the Shy Guys, Sniffits, Bob-ombs, Ninjis, and Birdo have not been seen again.
3rd Dec '17 8:51:44 PM IAmMeaty
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** Lanky Kong from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' hasn't been playable in any games in over a decade since ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongBarrelBlast''. His last appearance in a game at all is in trophy form in the fourth Smash Bros. game, ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.
26th Oct '17 12:08:18 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* ''VideoGame/KaoTheKangaroo'' series has a habit of not keeping any of the friends Kao makes between games. His kangaroo friends from the first game are absent in the second and third, and all the animals from Round 2 are missing from the third (aside from some pelicans that we never met before).
27th Sep '17 2:39:50 PM comicwriter
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** The comics have had some fun with these. Lee reappears in the ''SakuraGanbaru'' manga as an opponent for Sakura, and in UDON's comics, reappears to challenge Fei Long and is stated to be the uncle of Yun and Yang. Also in UDON's comics, Geki attempts to assassinate Gen, and in the Ibuki miniseries, "Geki" is retconned to be the name of a ninja clan, not an individual, which has a rivalry with Ibuki's clan.

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** The comics have had some fun with these. Lee reappears in the ''SakuraGanbaru'' ''Sakura Ganbaru'' manga as an opponent for Sakura, and in [[Comicbook/StreetFighter UDON's comics, comics]], reappears to challenge Fei Long and is stated to be the uncle of Yun and Yang. Also in UDON's comics, Geki attempts to assassinate Gen, and in the Ibuki miniseries, "Geki" [[CollectiveIdentity is retconned to be the name of a ninja clan, not an individual, individual]], which has a rivalry with Ibuki's clan.
27th Sep '17 2:36:08 PM comicwriter
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** Most of the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' cast would qualify, too. The popular ones would go on to appear in other ''Street Fighter'' games (Yun, Ibuki, Makoto, Dudley) and crossovers (Alex, Yun, Urien, and Hugo--who is technically not from ''SF III'', but still counts) but most of them were lucky to even appear as cameos or passing mentions in character storylines. Part of the problem, it should be said, is the long lull in Capcom fighting game releases prior to ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.

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** Most of the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' cast would qualify, too. The popular ones would go on to appear in other ''Street Fighter'' games (Yun, Ibuki, Makoto, Dudley) and crossovers (Alex, Yun, Urien, Elena and Hugo--who is technically not from ''SF III'', but still counts) but most of them were lucky to even appear as cameos or warrant passing mentions in character storylines. Part of the problem, it should be said, is the long lull in Capcom fighting game releases prior to ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.
21st Sep '17 5:08:44 AM jormis29
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** The Koopalings have a long and convoluted history of being PutOnABus. They first appeared as recurring antagonists in ''Super Mario Bros. 3'', ''Super Mario World'', and ''Yoshi's Safari'', then vanished without mention for over a decade before reappearing in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', then vanished again, before reappearing a second time in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' (with their original relationship to Bowser having been {{retcon}}ned away) and have been making fairly regular appearances since.

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** The Koopalings have a long and convoluted history of being PutOnABus. They first appeared as recurring antagonists in ''Super Mario Bros. 3'', ''Super Mario World'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', and ''Yoshi's Safari'', ''VideoGame/YoshisSafari'', then vanished without mention for over a decade before reappearing in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', then vanished again, before reappearing a second time in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' (with their original relationship to Bowser having been {{retcon}}ned away) and have been making fairly regular appearances since.
4th Sep '17 3:54:54 PM REV6Pilot
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** Pauline, the girl they fought each other for in the first place, faded into obscurity as Princess Peach took over her role as DamselInDistress. She did reappear in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'', only to disappear for another decade until ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2'', in which Pauline's relationship status to Mario was demoted from "girlfriend" to "friend". However, she does appear (instead of Peach) in the ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong'' games ''March of The Minis'', ''Minis March Again'', and ''Mini-Land Mayhem''. It goes further with one of the ''Puzzle Swap'' pictures: Pauline gets just as much focus as the other princesses in the "Nintendo Starlets" puzzle.
*** Finally averted with ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'', as Pauline plays a semi-major role in the game according to previews.

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** Pauline, the girl they fought each other for in the first place, faded into obscurity as Princess Peach took over her role as DamselInDistress. She did reappear in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'', only to disappear for another decade until ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2'', in which Pauline's relationship status to Mario was demoted from "girlfriend" to "friend". However, she does appear (instead of Peach) in the ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong'' games ''March of The Minis'', ''Minis March Again'', and ''Mini-Land Mayhem''. It goes further with one of the ''Puzzle Swap'' pictures: Pauline gets just as much focus as the other princesses in the "Nintendo Starlets" puzzle. \n*** Finally averted with ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'', as Pauline plays a semi-major role in the game according to previews.
2nd Sep '17 7:07:28 PM louisXVI
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*** Though there are lot of one-off enemies in the Mario series, it's notable that almost every enemy and boss in Mario 2, save the Shy Guys, Sniffits, Bob-ombs, Ninjis, and Birdo have not been seen again.
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