History ChuckCunninghamSyndrome / VideoGames

12th Sep '16 8:18:53 PM ThriceCharming
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** King K. Rool, Donkey Kong's arch-nemesis, hasn't appeared in any game (except as a cameo in ''Smash Bros.'') since ''Mario Super Sluggers'' in 2008 or in any Donkey Kong game since ''VideoGame/DKJungleClimber'' in 2007. This is especially baffling, as King K. Rool once appeared as reliably in Donkey Kong games as Bowser does in Mario games.

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** King K. Rool, Donkey Kong's arch-nemesis, hasn't appeared in any game (except as a cameo in ''Smash Bros.'') since ''Mario Super Sluggers'' in 2008 or in any Donkey Kong game since ''VideoGame/DKJungleClimber'' in 2007. This is especially baffling, as King K. Rool once appeared as reliably in Donkey Kong games as Bowser does in Mario games. ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' make no mention of him whatsoever.
12th Sep '16 8:17:01 PM ThriceCharming
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** King K. Rool, Donkey Kong's arch-nemesis, hasn't appeared in any game (except as a cameo in ''Smash Bros.'') since ''VideoGame/MarioSuperSluggers'' in 2008 or in any Donkey Kong game since ''VideoGame/DKJungleClimber'' in 2007. This is especially baffling, as King K. Rool once appeared as reliably in Donkey Kong games as Bowser does in Mario games.

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** King K. Rool, Donkey Kong's arch-nemesis, hasn't appeared in any game (except as a cameo in ''Smash Bros.'') since ''VideoGame/MarioSuperSluggers'' ''Mario Super Sluggers'' in 2008 or in any Donkey Kong game since ''VideoGame/DKJungleClimber'' in 2007. This is especially baffling, as King K. Rool once appeared as reliably in Donkey Kong games as Bowser does in Mario games.
12th Sep '16 8:16:23 PM ThriceCharming
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** King K. Rool, Donkey Kong's arch-nemesis, hasn't appeared in any game (except as a cameo in ''Smash Bros.'') since ''VideoGame/MarioSuperSluggers'' in 2008 or in any Donkey Kong game since ''VideoGame/DKJungleClimber'' in 2007. This is especially baffling, as King K. Rool once appeared as reliably in Donkey Kong games as Bowser does in Mario games.
31st Aug '16 11:32:13 PM fobarimperius
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*** Barry is now one of the playable characters, with his own story, in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2 Revelations 2]]''. Rebecca, however... [[spoiler: [[FridgeHorror may have been the first victim of Nemesis, since Brad had to know that it was targetting S.T.A.R.S. members]].]]

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*** Barry is now one of the playable characters, with his own story, in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2 Revelations 2]]''. Rebecca, however... [[spoiler: [[FridgeHorror may have been the first victim of Nemesis, since Brad had to know that it was targetting however, apparently became a B.S.T.A.R.S. members]].]]A. agent and has been working in the field (albeit not to the extent of Chris), unfortunately her exploits all happen off screen and aren't nearly as action-packed as they used to be.
17th Aug '16 12:19:13 PM Midna
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** Paper Wiggler and Toadsworth are both completely missing from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam''. A 3D Wiggler appears in the game and goes through essentially the same plot arc as his paper counterpart, which may be the reason the latter is absent, but Toadsworth simply never appears.
10th Jul '16 12:15:14 AM mariomaster2015
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** Toadette also seems to be a short-lived character, first appearing in ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash'', then making periodic appearances in Mario games until ''Super Mario Sluggers'' nearly five years later, then never appearing again until ''VideoGame/MarioKart8''.

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** Toadette also seems to be a short-lived character, first appearing in ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash'', then making periodic appearances in Mario games until ''Super Mario Sluggers'' nearly five years later, then never appearing again until ''VideoGame/MarioKart8''.''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' until once again appearing in almost every Mario spin-off game since.
5th Jul '16 7:57:13 AM Vorpale
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** 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.
1st Jul '16 4:24:44 PM Anddrix
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* ''[[Franchise/SoulSeries Soul Calibur V]]'' is notable for having a lot of new characters at the expense of losing some old faces, including, rather infamously, popular faces Talim and Zasalamel as well as Rock, who have literally disappeared without a trace. At least Cassandra had her fate told in an artbook and the fate of Seong Mi-Na, Yun-seong and Setsuka were mentioned later on (With Setsuka having been Patroklos' teacher at one point) but Talim, Zasalamel and Rock have seemingly vanished off the face of the earth with no mention whatsoever from artbooks or WordOfGod as to what happened to them, almost as if they never existed. This has contributed to SCV's status as a BaseBreaker amongst the fans.

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* ''[[Franchise/SoulSeries Soul Calibur V]]'' is notable for having a lot of new characters at the expense of losing some old faces, including, rather infamously, popular faces Talim and Zasalamel as well as Rock, who have literally disappeared without a trace. At least Cassandra had her fate told in an artbook and the fate of Seong Mi-Na, Yun-seong and Setsuka were mentioned later on (With Setsuka having been Patroklos' teacher at one point) but Talim, Zasalamel and Rock have seemingly vanished off the face of the earth with no mention whatsoever from artbooks or WordOfGod as to what happened to them, almost as if they never existed. This has contributed to SCV's status as a BaseBreaker amongst the fans.
1st Jul '16 6:53:47 AM khabbab
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* ''Franchise/{{Mass Effect}}'''s Corporal Toombs appears in the first game if you chose the sole survivor background, and depending on your choices, will live to send you an e-mail in the second. After that however, he disappears without anymore mention.
30th Jun '16 10:21:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* While [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and VideoGame/DonkeyKong have both ascended to stardom since their debut game, their supporting cast hasn't been as lucky.

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* While [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and VideoGame/DonkeyKong have both ascended to stardom since their debut game, their supporting cast hasn't been as lucky.lucky:



*** On a related note, Mario RPG characters in general rarely reappear in other Mario titles. Exceptions include Goomba King, Baby Peach, and the Star Spirits, although in Baby Peach's case her debut in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' was likely coincidental. ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' is notable for not returning any previous ''Paper Mario'' characters and only using characters from the main series, introducing only Kersti as a new character.

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*** ** On a related note, Mario RPG characters in general rarely reappear in other Mario titles. Exceptions include Goomba King, Baby Peach, and the Star Spirits, although in Baby Peach's case her debut in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' was likely coincidental. ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' is notable for not returning any previous ''Paper Mario'' characters and only using characters from the main series, introducing only Kersti as a new character.



* 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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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
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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.
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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]]).



* ''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.

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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]].
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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.



* Loading the first pre-made neighbourhood included in ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', the player is greeted with a short slide show which informs them that this particular neighbourhood's story picks up twenty-five years after that of the default neighbourhood in the first game. Members or descendants of four of the five original base game families are there (as well as one or two of the families from later expansion packs). But Chris Jones and Melissa Smith (a.k.a. Chris and Melissa Roomies), who were at least as important and popular with the fans as the other characters - they're simply not there, nor do they even turn up in later expansions as some others eventually did.

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* Loading the first pre-made neighbourhood included in ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', the player is greeted with a short slide show which informs them that this particular neighbourhood's story picks up twenty-five years after that of the default neighbourhood in [[VideoGame/TheSims1 the first game.game]]. Members or descendants of four of the five original base game families are there (as well as one or two of the families from later expansion packs). But Chris Jones and Melissa Smith (a.k.a. Chris and Melissa Roomies), who were at least as important and popular with the fans as the other characters - they're simply not there, nor do they even turn up in later expansions as some others eventually did.



* Elora from ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' was a major character in ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'' but only got a cameo at the end of ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon''. After that she's suspiciously left out of every other title in the "classic" line, aside from popping up on a trading card in ''Spyro Orange'', despite the fact the others (even Bianca) became {{Ascended Extra}}s. There were plans on include her in two games but she was excluded.

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* Elora from ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' was a major character in ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'' but only got a cameo at the end of ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon''. After that she's suspiciously left out of every other title in the "classic" line, aside from popping up on a trading card in ''Spyro Orange'', despite the fact the others (even Bianca) became {{Ascended Extra}}s. There were plans on include her in two games but she was excluded.DummiedOut.


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** Pokemon Trainer appeared in ''Brawl'' but not in the sequel. His Charizard became his own character but in turn Squirtle and Ivysaur are absent.
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