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13th Dec '17 5:43:31 PM StrixObscuro
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* Zig-zagged in the fourth-season opener of ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'', where Flynn reveals that Nicole Noone, his first guardian, died sometime after the events of ''Film/TheLibrarianQuestForTheSpear''... only for her to turn up alive in a secret dungeon in the Library.

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* Zig-zagged in the fourth-season opener of ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'', where Flynn reveals that Nicole Noone, his first guardian, died sometime after the events of ''Film/TheLibrarianQuestForTheSpear''...''Film/TheLibrarian Quest For The Spear''... only for her to turn up alive in a secret dungeon in the Library.
13th Dec '17 5:41:51 PM StrixObscuro
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* In the second episode of the last season of ''Series/HaltAndCatchFire'', Joe mentions that his father died sometime in the previous year.
* Zig-zagged in the fourth-season opener of ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'', where Flynn reveals that Nicole Noone, his first guardian, died sometime after the events of ''Film/TheLibrarianQuestForTheSpear''... only for her to turn up alive in a secret dungeon in the Library.
26th Nov '17 5:20:19 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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* There's an in-universe example in ''Film/HappyGilmore'' when Happy vents his resentment against his ex-girlfriend (who left him because she considered him a loser, causing him great anguish) by telling Virginia Venit, by way of announcing he's single, that "My girlfriend's dead. She fell off a cliff and died on impact."
10th Nov '17 5:38:22 PM pepsimax
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* ''[[Comicbook/XMenGoldAndBlue X-Men: Blue]]'' revealed that [[spoiler:ComicBook/MilesMorales and the Maker weren't the only survivors of the destruction of the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe--Jimmy Hudson, Guardian, and Mach II, and the Ultimate versions of Quicksilver and Armor did, too. However, the Ultimate versions of Storm, Rogue, and Iceman did, too--only for Miss Sinister to get them and kill them.]]

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* ''[[Comicbook/XMenGoldAndBlue X-Men: Blue]]'' ''''Series/XMenBlue'''' revealed that [[spoiler:ComicBook/MilesMorales and the Maker weren't the only survivors of the destruction of the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe--Jimmy Hudson, Guardian, and Mach II, and the Ultimate versions of Quicksilver and Armor did, too. However, the Ultimate versions of Storm, Rogue, and Iceman did, too--only for Miss Sinister to get them and kill them.]]
31st Oct '17 7:43:09 PM Gideoncrawle
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** In a first-season episode, Londo falls in love with a beautiful slave named Adira. After gaining her freedom, she leaves to further herself, with a promise to return to him someday. Several seasons later, she does return ... but only her cloth-draped corpse makes it onto the station. She was poisoned off screen as part of a BatmanGambit to shock Londo into [[FaceHeelTurn joining back up with the Shadows]]. [[UnwittingPawn It works.]]

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** In a first-season episode, Londo falls in love with a beautiful slave named Adira. After gaining her freedom, she leaves to further herself, with a promise to return to him someday. Several seasons later, she does return ... but only her cloth-draped corpse makes it onto the station. She was poisoned off screen as part of a BatmanGambit to shock Londo into [[FaceHeelTurn joining back up with the Shadows]]. [[UnwittingPawn It works.]]
25th Oct '17 11:20:21 PM StrixObscuro
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* When ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol'' was revived after the events of ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', Dorothy Spinner was revealed to be in a coma. When Robotman learned of her condition, he decided that it would be better for her if he pulled the plug, and thus she died.
21st Oct '17 11:09:15 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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* Played out quite literally in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' which began with the promise/threat that 100 characters were going to die off for real. It ends up teased several times where a major character will narrowly avoid a horrific death, until a literal ''busload'' of minor side characters who had been introduced over the previous seasons all went over a cliff together, accounting for 99 of the 100 deaths.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
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Played out quite literally in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' the Season 6 premiere "100 A.D." which began with the promise/threat that 100 characters were going to die off for real. It ends up teased several times where a major character will narrowly avoid a horrific death, until a literal ''busload'' of minor side characters who had been introduced over the previous seasons all went over a cliff together, accounting for 99 96 of the 100 deaths.deaths (even though [[WritersCannotDoMath less than 50 characters were on the bus]]).
** Cassandra Dawson, Francine's birth mother met a similar unceremonious fate as Dee Dee Tubs (Donna's mother) from ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''. She and her husband Nicholas first appeared in the Season 3 episode "Big Trouble in Little Langley" and would only appear one other time in a non-speaking cameo in "Shallow Vows" two seasons later. When Nicholas returns many years later in Season 13's "Family Plan" we learn that Cassandra ultimately killed herself via hanging after a long drawn-out "Joke" full of fake-outs over other possible ways that she might've died with the reveal of her suicide being the "Punchline".
11th Sep '17 10:30:41 PM LadyNorbert
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*** There are clues in the movies to this effect, Scotty's exile posting being due to a transporter experiment causing '''Admiral Archer's''' dog Porthos the Fourth to be beaming.. somewhere. Scotty says he'll be fine when he ''eventually'' rematerializes. (The novel of the movie has this happen on the Enterprise bridge in the epilogue.) On the face of that alone, it's clear the reboot is happening in the near-parallel timeline established in ''Series/{{Enterprise}}''.
** Spock Prime finally does die between ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', with young Spock finding out about the news from envoys of New Vulcan, which prompts him to consider dropping out of Starfleet. This bus crash was necessitated by Creator/LeonardNimoy's death the year before; this is the first ''Star Trek'' film/episode featuring Spock to not have Nimoy in it.
* Creator/SeanConnery didn't want to reprise his role in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', so he was written out as having died. However, the character in question would have been very old anyway, and the touching moment to show this piece of information seems to indicate there wasn't any bad blood there. It kept nicely with the theme of passing generations as well, and with their needing to write out Indy's other older-boss figure, [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim Marcus Brody]], who had been Henry Jones Sr.'s friend.

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*** There are clues in the movies to this effect, Scotty's exile posting being due to a transporter experiment causing '''Admiral Archer's''' dog Porthos the Fourth to be beaming..beaming... somewhere. Scotty says he'll be fine when he ''eventually'' rematerializes. (The novel of the movie has this happen on the Enterprise bridge in the epilogue.) On the face of that alone, it's clear the reboot is happening in the near-parallel timeline established in ''Series/{{Enterprise}}''.
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** Spock Prime finally does die between ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', with young Spock finding out about learning the news from envoys of New Vulcan, which prompts him to consider dropping out of Starfleet. This bus crash was necessitated by Creator/LeonardNimoy's death the year before; this is the first ''Star Trek'' film/episode featuring Spock to not have Nimoy in it.
* Creator/SeanConnery didn't want to reprise his role in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', so he was written out as having died. However, the character in question would have been very old anyway, and the touching moment to show this piece of information seems to indicate that there wasn't any bad blood there. It kept nicely with the theme of passing generations as well, and with their needing to write out Indy's other older-boss figure, [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim Marcus Brody]], who had been Henry Jones Sr.'s friend.



* ''Film/AceVentura Jr''. establishes that the titular character is the son of Melissa and Ace...and that Ace Sr. vanished in the Bermuda Triangle while trying to save a flock of Canadian geese.

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* ''Film/AceVentura Jr''. Jr'' establishes that the titular character is the son of Melissa and Ace...Ace... and that Ace Sr. vanished in the Bermuda Triangle while trying to save a flock of Canadian geese.



* The ViralMarketing for ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'' reveals that in [[SequelGap the two decades since the]] [[Film/IndependenceDay War of 1996]], Creator/WillSmith's Captain Hiller got promoted to Colonel, and died testing a jet/alien fighter hybrid. The movie also shows that Constance Spano also died.

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* The ViralMarketing for ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'' reveals that in [[SequelGap the two decades since the]] [[Film/IndependenceDay War of 1996]], Creator/WillSmith's Captain Hiller got promoted to Colonel, and died testing a jet/alien fighter hybrid. The movie also shows that Constance Spano has also died.



* ''Film/TransformersTheLastKnight'' introduces a new character named Vivian Wembley, who is stated to be the last surviving member of the Witwiccan line. This would mean by implication that Sam Witwicky from the first three movies (as well as his dad) died some time after ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''.

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* ''Film/TransformersTheLastKnight'' introduces a new character named Vivian Wembley, who is stated to be the last surviving member of the Witwiccan line. This would mean by implication implies that Sam Witwicky from the first three movies (as well as his dad) died some time after ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''.



* Igor Karkaroff in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' goes into hiding at the end of the fourth book and is mentioned to have been killed a few chapters into the sixth book. Although [[BigBad Voldemort]]'s words at the end of the fourth book made what he intended for Karkaroff obvious.

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* Igor Karkaroff in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' goes into hiding at the end of the fourth book and is mentioned to have been killed a few chapters into the sixth book. Although Of course, [[BigBad Voldemort]]'s words at the end of the fourth book very heavily foreshadowed this, as he made what he intended for Karkaroff obvious.it clear Karkaroff's days were numbered.



* Michael Darling, the youngest child of the Darling siblings in the Peter Pan stories, was killed off in the 2004 authorized sequel to the original story called Peter Pan in Scarlet. It is revealed that he died in World War I.

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* Michael Darling, the youngest child of the three Darling siblings in the Peter Pan Literature/PeterPan stories, was killed off in the 2004 authorized sequel to the original story called Peter ''Peter Pan in Scarlet.Scarlet''. It is revealed that he died in World War I.



* {{Implied|Trope}} to have happened to Drumon, a senior Techmarine from the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' series. He's mentioned in ''The Greater Good'' to have volunteered to stay behind on the space hulk ''Spawn of Damnation'' as it reentered the Warp, and given that HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace it's unsurprising that he is nowhere to be seen when his Astartes chapter the Reclaimers reappears in that book.

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* {{Implied|Trope}} to have happened to Drumon, a senior Techmarine from the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' series. He's mentioned in ''The Greater Good'' to have volunteered to stay behind on the space hulk ''Spawn of Damnation'' as it reentered the Warp, and given that HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace, it's unsurprising that he is nowhere to be seen when his Astartes chapter the Reclaimers reappears in that book.



* Happens several times in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' after timeskips: for instance Rainwhisker's death is mentioned at the start of The Sight, killed between books by a falling tree branch.

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* Happens several times in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' after timeskips: for instance instance, Rainwhisker's death is mentioned at the start of The Sight, killed between books by a falling tree branch.



** Stevenson got a small measure of revenge that Saturday night, as on ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow'' (he had already been booked as a guest) the opening bumper had Stevenson dressed as Henry Blake on a raft waving his arms and shouting, "I'm OK! I'm OK!" Some fan fiction writers picked up on the raft sketch and worked out explanations for why Henry hadn't contacted the 4077th after being rescued.

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** Stevenson got a small measure of revenge that Saturday night, as on ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow'' (he had already been booked as a guest) guest), the opening bumper had Stevenson dressed as Henry Blake on a raft waving his arms and shouting, "I'm OK! I'm OK!" Some fan fiction writers picked up on the raft sketch and worked out explanations for why Henry hadn't contacted the 4077th after being rescued.



* ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'': When Jean Stapleton left her long-running role of Edith Bunker (which she originated on ''All in the Family''), she was written out as having died (of a stroke) off-screen. The resulting story was the 1980 season opener, where Archie -- in deep shock after Edith's sudden passing -- refuses to come to terms with the death until his bottled-up grief is triggered by spotting her slippers on the bedroom floor.

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* ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'': When Jean Stapleton left her long-running role of Edith Bunker (which she originated on ''All in the Family''), she was written out as having died (of of a stroke) stroke off-screen. The resulting story was the 1980 season opener, where Archie -- in deep shock after Edith's sudden passing -- refuses to come to terms with the death until his bottled-up grief is triggered by spotting her slippers on the bedroom floor.



** This was the situation of the Eighth Doctor, played by Paul [=McGann=] for many years. He was never seen again after the 1996 TV movie (aside from the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'', which continued unabated, even using Paul [=McGann=] in the audio dramas). The Eighth Doctor's regeneration had been intended to be shown in the official comic series, but ExecutiveMeddling resulted in it being changed when the decision was made that the Ninth Doctor's comic strip adventures should be strictly tied into the TV continuity. The Eighth Doctor's regeneration was finally shown in the pre-50th anniversary webcast teaser "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor The Night of the Doctor]]", in which he regenerated into [[Creator/JohnHurt someone quite different]] to whom the fans had assumed that he did for years...

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** This was the situation of the Eighth Doctor, played by Paul [=McGann=] for many years. He was never seen again after the 1996 TV movie (aside from the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'', which continued unabated, even using Paul [=McGann=] in the audio dramas). The Eighth Doctor's regeneration had been intended to be shown in the official comic series, but ExecutiveMeddling resulted in it being changed when the decision was made that the Ninth Doctor's comic strip adventures should be strictly tied into the TV continuity. The Eighth Doctor's regeneration was finally shown in the pre-50th anniversary webcast teaser "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor The Night of the Doctor]]", in which he regenerated into [[Creator/JohnHurt someone quite different]] to from whom the fans had assumed that he did for years...



** When Steven Moffat was asked if he would bring the popular Time Lady character Romana back now that the Time Lords had been resurrected, he [[WordOfGod announced he assumed she was dead anyway]].

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** When Steven Moffat was asked if he would bring the popular Time Lady character Romana back now that the Time Lords had been resurrected, he [[WordOfGod announced that he assumed she was dead anyway]].
4th Sep '17 12:53:22 PM BulletproofLlama
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** Dr. Marvin Monroe was believed to have died in this manner (disappeared from the series, a 'memorial' hospital named after him, a tombstone for him shaped like a psychiatrist's couch), but he suddenly reappeared alive and well at a book signing, much to Marge's surprise.

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** Dr. Marvin Monroe was believed to have died in this manner (disappeared from the series, a 'memorial' hospital named after him, a tombstone for him shaped like a psychiatrist's couch), but he suddenly reappeared alive and well at a book signing, much to Marge's surprise. He reveals that he's just been very sick.
1st Sep '17 9:36:20 AM Smeagol17
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Sometimes, when a character is put on the bus and the actor later dies, the character is stated to have died (typically the same way the actor did) out of respect for the actor. However, since there's obviously no planning for this, existing scripts must be (minimally) tweaked to work it in, so it tends to be less of a heartfelt tribute and more of a bizarre "I got [[BreadEggsMilkSquick bread, I got eggs, Don got hit by a train, and I got milk]]." "That sucks. [[MoodWhiplash Anyway]], about that ZanyScheme on Friday..." scenario, after which Don is never mentioned again. ''Don't'' expect to find these moments listed under SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments. If the death was of the ''particularly'' {{cruel and unusual|Death}} variety, it's McLeaned.

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Sometimes, when a character is put on the bus and the actor later dies, the character is stated to have died (typically the same way the actor did) out of respect for the actor. However, since there's obviously no planning for this, existing scripts must be (minimally) tweaked to work it in, so it tends to be less of a heartfelt tribute and more of a bizarre "I got [[BreadEggsMilkSquick bread, I got eggs, Don got hit by a train, and I got milk]]." "That sucks. [[MoodWhiplash Anyway]], about that ZanyScheme on Friday..." scenario, after which Don is never mentioned again. ''Don't'' expect to find these moments listed under SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments. If the death was of the ''particularly'' {{cruel and unusual|Death}} variety, it's McLeaned.
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