History ChuckCunninghamSyndrome / VideoGames

9th Jan '17 11:41:01 PM mzxrules
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** [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Wart]] similarly disappeared, though it's worth noting his only appearance is AllJustADream.

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** [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Wart]] similarly disappeared, though it's worth noting his only appearance is two appearances are AllJustADream.
11th Dec '16 2:49:21 AM Galacton
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** The Animal Friends and Gooey were prominently featured in ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'' with Gooey even being referred to as Kirby's best friend in the third. ''Kirby 64'' also gave us Adeline, Ribbon, and an unnamed Waddle Dee ally. However, ever since Sakurai left the series, all these characters have effectively vanished from the main cast and are only acknowledged through trophies in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' or in-game references. Ribbon and the Waddle Dee could [[JustifiedTrope be justified]] in that Ribbon is supposed to be one-off in a way similar to Prince Fluff and Elline while the unnamed Waddle Dee's role has effectively been filled by [[BreakoutCharacter Bandana Waddle Dee]] with many [[{{Fanon}} theorizing that they are in fact the same character.]] Nevertheless, there are a lot Kirby fans who would love [[TheBusCameBack to see them return as mainstays]] due to the series's MinimalistCast. Part of the problem comes from the fact that ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', and ''Kirby 64'' were directed by a relatively obscure developer named Shinichi Shimomura, who himself is a victim of this trope. He had a number of developmental roles throughout the franchise's history up until ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' before outright vanishing from public eye; though what happened to him currently remains unknown with no proven conclusions, one commonly circulated rumor stipulates that he [[AuthorExistenceFailure passed away]] in 2003.

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** The [[PowerUpMount Animal Friends Friends]] and Gooey were prominently featured in ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'' with Gooey even being referred upgraded to as Kirby's best friend sidekick in the third. 3. ''Kirby 64'' also gave us replaced them with Adeline, Ribbon, and an unnamed Waddle Dee ally. However, ever since Sakurai left the series, all these characters have effectively vanished from the main cast and are only acknowledged through trophies in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' or in-game references. Ribbon and the Waddle Dee could [[JustifiedTrope be justified]] in that Ribbon is supposed to be one-off in she lives on a way similar to Prince Fluff and Elline completely different planet while the unnamed Waddle Dee's role has effectively been filled by [[BreakoutCharacter [[BreakoutMookCharacter Bandana Waddle Dee]] with many [[{{Fanon}} theorizing that they are in fact the same character.]] Nevertheless, there are a lot Kirby fans who would love [[TheBusCameBack to see them return as mainstays]] due to the series's MinimalistCast. Part of the problem comes from the fact that ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', and ''Kirby 64'' were directed by a relatively obscure developer named Shinichi Shimomura, who himself is a victim of this trope. He had a number of developmental roles throughout the franchise's history up until ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' before outright vanishing from public eye; though what happened to him currently remains unknown with no proven conclusions, one commonly circulated rumor stipulates that he [[AuthorExistenceFailure passed away]] in 2003.
1st Dec '16 2:35:14 AM f
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** ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' has an JustForFun/{{egregious}} example with Goemon Ishikawa, who has never been seen again after the first game. And after the second game, Musashi Miyamoto and Kojiro Sasaki never appeared either. However, along with Zuo Ci, the three are still present in ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi''.

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** ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' has an JustForFun/{{egregious}} example with Goemon Ishikawa, who has never been seen again after the first game. And after the second game, Musashi Miyamoto and Kojiro Sasaki never appeared either. However, along with Zuo Ci, the three are still present in ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi''. Zuo Ci would later appear in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 8'', while Goemon, Mushashi, and Kojiro would appear in ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 4''.
26th Nov '16 11:57:06 AM BreadJelly
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** Many ''{{Franchise/Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'' characters like Ray the Flying Squirrel, Mighty the Armadillo, Bean the Dynamite, Bark the Polar Bear, Nack the Weasel (a.k.a. Fang the Sniper), Mecha Sonic, Tails Doll, Gemerl, and Metal Knuckles have been subject to this. Several of these characters got [[TheCameo cameos]] on "Wanted" and "Missing" posters in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''. Mighty and Ray are listed as [[LampshadeHanging "Missing since 1993"]] (even through Mighty was last seen in 1995's ''Knuckles Chaotix'', though this may have something to do with said game [[not being canon]]).

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** Many ''{{Franchise/Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'' characters like Ray the Flying Squirrel, Mighty the Armadillo, Bean the Dynamite, Bark the Polar Bear, Nack the Weasel (a.k.a. Fang the Sniper), Mecha Sonic, Tails Doll, Gemerl, and Metal Knuckles have been subject to this. Several of these characters got [[TheCameo cameos]] on "Wanted" and "Missing" posters in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''. Mighty and Ray are listed as [[LampshadeHanging "Missing since 1993"]] (even through Mighty was last seen in 1995's ''Knuckles Chaotix'', though this may have something to do with said game [[not not being canon]]).canon).
23rd Nov '16 7:17:06 PM nombretomado
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* The last we see of Connor in [[AssassinsCreed Assassin's Creed 3]] is a melancholy postscript with Davy Crockett. None of the games since have ever explained what became of him since. (One of them hints that he had a turbulent marriage and suffered a brutal death, but there are no specifics.) As he's one of [=UbiSoft's=] least popular characters and there are no plans to develop him any further, it's likely we'll never know.

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* The last we see of Connor in [[AssassinsCreed Assassin's Creed 3]] ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' is a melancholy postscript with Davy Crockett. None of the games since have ever explained what became of him since. (One of them hints that he had a turbulent marriage and suffered a brutal death, but there are no specifics.) As he's one of [=UbiSoft's=] least popular characters and there are no plans to develop him any further, it's likely we'll never know.
9th Nov '16 7:49:34 PM Galacton
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* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'': Crash's girlfriend Tawna is axed after [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996 the first game]], replaced instead by hacker sister Coco. Yes, [[LampshadeHanging apparently, Crash has a little sister that he was never told about]]. Though Tawna does reappear as a playable character in the DS game ''Crash Boom Bang!''. The game manual states that she's dumped Crash for Pinstripe Potoroo.
** Baby T., the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin baby T-rex]] from VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped, has never made another significant appearance after that game, even though the ending implies that Crash took him back to the present days.

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* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'': Because executives at Sony were uncomfortable with her "[[FetishFuel sexual]]" character design, Crash's girlfriend Tawna is was axed after [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996 the first game]], replaced instead by hacker sister Coco. Yes, [[LampshadeHanging apparently, Crash has a little sister that he was never told about]]. Though After a ten year absence Tawna does reappear made a reappearance as a playable character in the DS party game ''Crash Boom Bang!''. The game manual states explaining that she's she dumped Crash for Pinstripe Potoroo.
Potoroo some time after the first game.
** Baby T., the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin baby T-rex]] from VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped, has never made another significant appearance after that game, even though the ending implies that Crash took him back to the present days.and he joined Polar and Purra as Crash and Coco's pets.
9th Nov '16 7:04:51 PM Galacton
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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'': Tatanga seems to have ceased to exist. He kidnapped Princess Daisy in ''Super Mario Land'', appeared as a boss in ''Super Mario Land 2'', and was never heard from again. This also seems to have happened to Sarasaland itself, as Mario never ventured there again after ''SML''; the only proof it even exists is Daisy herself, whose appearances are currently limited to the spin-offs.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'': Tatanga seems to have ceased to exist. He kidnapped Princess Daisy in ''Super Mario Land'', appeared as a boss was revealed to be working for Wario in ''Super Mario Land 2'', and was never heard from again. Even in ''WarioWare'' he doesn't return despite Wario wanting to hire people to make games for him and a different alien, Orbulon, appears.
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This also seems to have happened to Sarasaland itself, as Mario never ventured there again after ''SML''; the only proof it even exists is Daisy herself, whose appearances are currently limited to the spin-offs.



** 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, then reappeared 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'', and ''Yoshi's Safari'', then vanished without mention for over a decade before reappearing in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', then vanished again, then reappeared 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.



** Kiddy Kong appears as the playable sidekick in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3'' and its GameBoy counterpart. He never appears nor is even mentioned again.

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** Kiddy Kong appears as the playable sidekick in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3'' and its GameBoy counterpart. The instruction manual for ''Donkey Kong 64'' says he's Chunky's baby brother and he was going to be in the cancelled ''Donkey Kong Racing''. He never appears nor is even mentioned again.
3rd Nov '16 1:14:41 PM sarysa
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'''s transition from PC-98 to Windows is either a ContinuityReboot or the single largest case of this ever. Only four characters ultimately survived the changeover out of forty or so

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'''s transition from PC-98 to Windows is either a ContinuityReboot or the single largest case of this ever. Only four characters ultimately survived the changeover out of forty or soso. Many of the disappearances may have been caused by the fact that ZUN became the sole author of the Touhou series once it moved to PC.
3rd Nov '16 12:57:51 PM sarysa
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** Kiddy Kong appears as the playable sidekick in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3'' and its GameBoy counterpart. He never appears nor is even mentioned again.
1st Oct '16 11:18:13 AM AndyLA
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** Plum, Charlie, Sonny, Harry, and Maple, human characters who are playable in ''VideoGame/MarioGolf'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}. They have not made a single appearance in any game since, unless you count Plum's cameos in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' and ''Brawl'' as a trophy and sticker respectively. Not to mention that that's ''five out of fourteen'' playable characters.

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** Every non-standard human character Camelot creates for their ''Mario'' sports spin-offs tends to fall into this, such as Plum, Charlie, Sonny, Harry, and Maple, human characters who are playable in from ''VideoGame/MarioGolf'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}. They have not 64}}, and Alex, Nina, Harry and Kate, from the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor version of ''VideoGame/MarioTennis'' (and the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance sequel, ''Mario Tennis: Power Tour''). None of them has made a single appearance in any game since, unless you count Plum's cameos in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' and ''Brawl'' as a trophy and sticker respectively. Not to mention that that's ''five out of fourteen'' playable characters.characters in ''Golf'', while the four of ''Tennis'' were the protagonists of the GBC version's story mode.
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