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19th Sep '17 7:17:30 AM MrItty
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* Though technically not an invocation of the trope from the beginning, when ''Series/DoctorWho'' returned to TV in 2005, the disappearance of the Time Lords became an illustration of the trope, with them finally returning, temporarily, in ''The End of Time''.
** And finally the Doctor saves them in ''The Day of the Doctor''.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
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Though technically not an invocation of the trope from the beginning, when ''Series/DoctorWho'' the series returned to TV in 2005, the disappearance of the Time Lords became an illustration of the trope, with them finally returning, temporarily, in ''The End of Time''.
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** Amy Pond's first episode reveals that she doesn't have any parents. The reason why and their eventual return make up a big part of the climax of her first season's storyline.
** {{Downplayed}} with Bill Potts' mother, who died before the character was introduced. While the mother herself never returned, the Doctor altered history so that Bill could suddenly find a trove of photographs of her; previously she had absolutely nothing by which to remember her mother.



** So far subverted by Arya's direwolf Nymeria who has gone completely unseen and unmentioned since the ''second'' episode of the series.

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** So far subverted by Arya's direwolf Nymeria who has had gone completely unseen and unmentioned since the ''second'' episode of the series.series, until briefly returning in Season 7.
16th Sep '17 4:37:03 AM Doug86
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* Carth's son Dustil in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. As well as Canderous's former subordinate Jagi. The official story is that Revan died when Bastila tried to capture him. Only a few people know he's alive, amnesiac, and running around the galaxy with a new identity.

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* Carth's son Dustil in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. As well as Canderous's former subordinate Jagi. The official story is that Revan died when Bastila tried to capture him. Only a few people know he's alive, amnesiac, and running around the galaxy with a new identity.
16th Jul '17 10:41:51 AM Scarab
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** They have since played it straight with Rainbow Dash's parents' being revealed. Turns out we never saw them for the first seven series because Rainbow Dash was [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents embarrassed by their constant, over the top encouragement to the point of being rude to other parents. Scootaloo makes her see this is unfair and she would've LOVED to have people who care enough about her to encourage her all the time. As of yet we have not met Scootaloo's family.]]
** The parents of the Apple family ARE dead, so this isn't played straight exactly, but we did get an entire episode flashback of their kids learning about how they met.
28th May '17 7:37:57 PM Discar
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* In the opening chapters of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', we find out that poor Agatha Clay was raised by two characters who ''aren't'' really her parents, and their identities are clues that point toward the identity of her real parents. But her real parents are ''still'' missing, and may be the most important people in the entire world, considering her father is [[spoiler: one of The Heterodyne Brothers, saviors of the world]] and her mother is [[spoiler: apparently the one who nearly ''destroyed'' the world]].

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* In the opening chapters of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', we find out that poor Agatha Clay was raised by two characters who ''aren't'' really her parents, and their identities are clues that point toward the identity of her real parents. But her real parents are ''still'' missing, and may be the most important people in the entire world, considering her father is [[spoiler: one of The Heterodyne Brothers, saviors of the world]] world and her mother is [[spoiler: apparently the one who nearly ''destroyed'' the world]].world.
19th May '17 5:50:56 PM Alynnidalar
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''', Agent Carolina is mentioned as far back as season 5, and again in season 6, where she's implied (but not stated!) to be dead, or at least not in good shape. Turns out she's just fine, and is a major character from the finale of season 9 on.
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.
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