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25th Mar '17 7:28:17 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the technical examples of [[spoiler: Lily Potter]] and [[spoiler: Regulus Black]], both of whom are believed to be dead (and the former of whom technically is, while the latter [[spoiler: became Peter Wisdom]]).
** The mysterious Lady Knight, an unwilling time traveller and immortal who vanished in the 17th century. One running theory is that she's really [[spoiler: Spitfire I, who was believed killed by the Winter Soldier.]]
25th Mar '17 2:49:36 PM gb00393
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** Benjen sorta disappears in the first season and throughout the follow seasons, his status was kept a mystery. Then come Season 5, his return is used as a ploy for by traitorous members of the Night's Watch in-order to murder Jon Snow. However, come the next season, Benjen comes back with a fiery vengeance, albeit as someone who is/might be deceased.

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** Benjen sorta disappears in the first season and throughout the follow seasons, his status was kept a mystery. Then come Season 5, his return is used as a ploy for by traitorous members of the Night's Watch in-order in order to murder Jon Snow. However, come the next season, Benjen comes back with a fiery vengeance, albeit as someone who is/might be deceased.
25th Mar '17 2:49:04 PM gb00393
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** Benjen sorta disappears in the first season and throughout the follow seasons, his status was kept a mystery. Then come Season 5, his return is used as a ploy for by traitorous members of the Night's Watch in-order to murder Jon Snow. However, come the next season, Benjen comes back with a fiery vengeance, albeit as someone who is/might be deceased.
18th Mar '17 8:46:31 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': Midshipman Archie Kennedy is lost during a stealth BoardingParty of a French ship and presumed dead in the first episode of the miniseries. [[spoiler:However, in the third episode Hornblower and his crew end up in Spanish prison, and guess who is his cell mate? It's Kennedy! Completely broken from being tortured and troubled by his sad fate, but he's alive! What a coincidence]].

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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': Midshipman Archie Kennedy is lost during a stealth BoardingParty of a French ship and presumed dead in the first episode of the miniseries. [[spoiler:However, in the third episode Hornblower and his crew end up in Spanish prison, and guess who is his cell mate? It's Kennedy! Completely broken from being tortured and troubled by his sad fate, but he's alive! What a coincidence]]. This is more a result of Kennedy being combined with a ''book'' character who was lost and presumed dead in a similar fashion, leaving a convenient way back when the people writing the series decided they wanted to put Jamie Bamber in more episodes.
8th Mar '17 9:32:16 AM nombretomado
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* Andrew Trent in MatthewReilly's ''Literature/IceStation''. Schofield has a FlashBack when his mission starts looking suspiciously similar to the one Trent dissapeared on.

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* Andrew Trent in MatthewReilly's Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Literature/IceStation''. Schofield has a FlashBack when his mission starts looking suspiciously similar to the one Trent dissapeared disappeared on.
19th Feb '17 1:19:06 AM Daikun
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May even be related to NeverFoundTheBody as someone believed to be dead without proof may show up later.

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May even be related to NeverFoundTheBody as someone believed to be dead without proof may show up later.
later. This trope can be considered an [[ExaggeratedTrope extreme version]] of TheBusCameBack, since this character tends to disappear before the series began, rather than the middle of the series.
21st Jan '17 5:43:48 PM nombretomado
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* Mekare in ''[[Literature/TheVampireChronicles Queen of the Damned]]'' by AnneRice has been missing for thousands of years. Her twin sister Maharet mentions several times how it was always Mekare who was the more decisive of the two of them. Just when it seems there will be a CurbStompBattle between the [[MonsterProgenitor vampire queen]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Akasha]] and the remaining vampires, Mekare enters the room and, having gone mad from being outside of civilization for so long, simply walks up to Akasha and [[spoiler:pushes her through a glass window, decapitating the queen]].

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* Mekare in ''[[Literature/TheVampireChronicles Queen of the Damned]]'' by AnneRice Creator/AnneRice has been missing for thousands of years. Her twin sister Maharet mentions several times how it was always Mekare who was the more decisive of the two of them. Just when it seems there will be a CurbStompBattle between the [[MonsterProgenitor vampire queen]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Akasha]] and the remaining vampires, Mekare enters the room and, having gone mad from being outside of civilization for so long, simply walks up to Akasha and [[spoiler:pushes her through a glass window, decapitating the queen]].
16th Jan '17 12:04:10 PM foltliss
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** [[spoiler:In the Ultimate Comics, Richard and Mary actually survived the Hulk (although seriously injured). Peter was an infant at the time. Ultimate Spider-Man shows Peter's parents still being alive after he begins school, then dying in a plane crash. Either way, they are still Posthumous Characters and not this trope, although]] [[spoiler:Doc Ock attempts to pass off a clone of Peter as his father during the Clone Saga, making Peter believe that this trope applied to his father.]] Other Marvel orphans whose parents provided grist for the story mills

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** [[spoiler:In the Ultimate Comics, Richard and Mary actually survived the Hulk (although seriously injured). Peter was an infant at the time. Ultimate Spider-Man shows Peter's parents still being alive after he begins school, then dying in a plane crash. Either way, they are still Posthumous Characters and not this trope, although]] [[spoiler:Doc Ock attempts to pass off a clone of Peter as his father during the Clone Saga, making Peter believe that this trope applied to his father.]] ]]
Other Marvel orphans whose parents provided grist for the story mills
16th Jan '17 12:03:35 PM foltliss
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* Other Marvel orphans whose parents provided grist for the story mills

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* ** [[spoiler:In the Ultimate Comics, Richard and Mary actually survived the Hulk (although seriously injured). Peter was an infant at the time. Ultimate Spider-Man shows Peter's parents still being alive after he begins school, then dying in a plane crash. Either way, they are still Posthumous Characters and not this trope, although]] [[spoiler:Doc Ock attempts to pass off a clone of Peter as his father during the Clone Saga, making Peter believe that this trope applied to his father.]] Other Marvel orphans whose parents provided grist for the story mills
10th Jan '17 4:56:04 PM fearlessnikki
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%%* Charles F. Muntz in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''.

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%%* * Charles F. Muntz in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' is a legendary explorer who vanished one day. Carl finds him in Paradise Falls [[spoiler: and he becomes the movie's main antagonist]].



* In ''Film/Viy'', at the start two scholars mention that their friend was killed by a witch. He's [[spoiler:actually been hiding in the old church and conspiring with the local priest to cover up their role in the "witch's" attack]].

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* In ''Film/Viy'', ''{{Film/Viy}}'', at the start two scholars mention that their friend was killed by a witch. He's [[spoiler:actually been hiding in the old church and conspiring with the local priest to cover up their role in the "witch's" attack]].attack]].
* In ''{{Film/Heartbreakers}}'' Max makes frequent mentions of Barbara, her old partner and mentor. [[spoiler: It turns out that Gloria Vogel, the supposed IRS agent we meet early on, was actually Barbara as part of a scam to fool Paige]].



* Bartemius Crouch Jr, Peter Pettigrew, and the mysterious Aberforth Dumbledore in HarryPotter.

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* Bartemius Crouch Jr, ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Special attention is given to the apparent murder of
Peter Pettigrew, and Pettigrew by Sirius Black in the mysterious third book. It's mentioned that all they ever found was a finger. [[spoiler: Pettigrew is an Animagus who has been disguised as Ron's pet rat for thirteen years. What's more he was the one who betrayed Harry's parents]].
** Dumbledore's big brother
Aberforth Dumbledore in HarryPotter.is mentioned a couple of times, and the seventh book delves into the troubled history between them. [[spoiler: It turns out he's the bartender of the Hog's Head, allowing Harry and friends safe passage into the school]].



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' shows us a couple of flashbacks of Regina's wicked mother Cora, who is nowhere to be seen in Storybrooke and isn't killed off in her backstory. Season 2 reveals she's in the remains of the Enchanted Forest, plotting to get revenge on her daughter.



* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'': Professor Cutter's wife just vanished without a trace.

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* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'': Professor Cutter's wife just vanished without a trace. She shows up at the end of the pilot episode, now as the antagonist looking to wipe out humanity.
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