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26th Apr '18 4:56:09 PM Eddy1215
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In some cases, DeathIsCheap is to be blamed for this.

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In some cases, DeathIsCheap is to be blamed for this.
this. Similar to ChekhovsGunman, where a person mentioned doesn't seem that important turn out to be very important.
26th Apr '18 4:54:32 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': Fubuki, the older brother of Asuka and a friend of Kaiser. It is said that he disappeared at the old Obelisk Blue Dorm, and he is introduced as Darkness and the first of the Seven Star Assassins who duels Judai. After his lost, he is freed from Darkness. Temporarily.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': Fubuki, the older brother of Asuka and a friend of Kaiser. It is said that he disappeared at the old Obelisk Blue Dorm, and he is introduced as Darkness and the first of the Seven Star Assassins who duels Judai. After his lost, loss, he is freed from Darkness. Temporarily.
7th Apr '18 4:08:49 PM pidget_spinner
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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Pidge/Katie's brother and father, Matt and Sam, are abducted by aliens thirty seconds into the first episode while exploring Kerberos, one of the moons of Pluto. [[spoiler: Sure enough, she finds and reunites with them in Seasons 4 and 5, respectively]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', [[spoiler: Pidge/Katie's brother and father, Matt and Sam, are abducted by aliens thirty seconds into the first episode while exploring Kerberos, one of the moons of Pluto. [[spoiler: Sure enough, she finds and reunites with them in Seasons 4 and 5, respectively]].
14th Mar '18 3:35:22 PM pidget_spinner
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** In Season 2 it was established that [[spoiler: Keith had a Galra mom [[MissingMom who had vanished before he could remember her]]. He reunites with her in Season 5, and she is revealed to be a Marmora spy named Krolia]].

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** In Season 2 it was established that [[spoiler: Keith had a Galra mom [[MissingMom who had vanished vanished]] [[ParentalAbandonment before he could remember her]]. He reunites with her in Season 5, and she is revealed to be a Marmora spy named Krolia]].
14th Mar '18 3:32:38 PM pidget_spinner
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** 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.

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** The parents of the Apple family ARE dead, so this isn't played straight exactly, but we did get an [[FullEpisodeFlashback entire episode flashback flashback]] of their kids learning about how they met.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Pidge/Katie's brother and father, Matt and Sam, are abducted by aliens thirty seconds into the first episode while exploring Kerberos, one of the moons of Pluto. [[spoiler: Sure enough, she finds and reunites with them in Seasons 4 and 5, respectively]].
** In Season 2 it was established that [[spoiler: Keith had a Galra mom [[MissingMom who had vanished before he could remember her]]. He reunites with her in Season 5, and she is revealed to be a Marmora spy named Krolia]].
4th Feb '18 9:50:31 AM nombretomado
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* In the {{Nightrunner}} series : [[spoiler: Seregil's ex lover, Ilar, is one. He is assumed to be dead when he is first mentioned, but it is revealed in Traitor's Moon that he is indeed alive. He is a slave in Plenimar when Alec and Seregil meet him.]]

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* In the {{Nightrunner}} series : ''Literature/{{Nightrunner}}'' series: [[spoiler: Seregil's ex lover, Ilar, is one. He is assumed to be dead when he is first mentioned, but it is revealed in Traitor's Moon that he is indeed alive. He is a slave in Plenimar when Alec and Seregil meet him.]]
19th Nov '17 9:18:44 PM Gamermaster
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* In the first episode of ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'', Luluco casually mentions that her mother ran off a few years prior. [[spoiler:She shows up at the end of episode 4, with episode 5 revealing that she's a vicious SpacePirate named [[AwesomeMccoolName Lalaco Godspeed]].]]
16th Nov '17 7:12:30 AM ShinyManaphy
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* In ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'', the protagonist will occasionally find an ID card belonging to someone she doesn't recognise. Upon bringing it to her homeroom teacher, he informs her that the student in question hasn't attended for quite a while and is considered to be missing. [[spoiler:He's the subject of the secret route. Turns out he was missing because the school doctor was experimenting on him, and he only escapes in his own route.]]
** Another example is the case of the blacked-out photograph in Kazuaki's route. Kazuaki tells the protagonist that the subject of the photograph is someone he loved dearly, but who he lost. [[spoiler:This character has been there the entire time. He's Nageki, the bird you meet in the library. Kazuaki's right to say that he's dead, but in this series, that doesn't mean someone can't still interact with the plot.]]
15th Nov '17 10:32:34 PM TitaniumDragon
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** Hilgya Firehelm, cleric of Loki, shows up as a member of the original Linear Guild. After the climactic battle, she helps save Durkon and journeys with him for a time before leaving in tears, though not before the pair spend the night together. Over a thousand strips later, she reappears to help save the party [[spoiler: with Durkon's baby in tow.]]
9th Nov '17 9:34:51 AM lillolillo
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* In both mainstream and [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] continuities, [[SpiderMan Peter Parker's]] missing biological parents are tied to some interesting work. [[spoiler:Richard and Mary Parker were secret agents working for the CIA, while the Ultimate Parkers were scientists who were killed during Bruce Banner's first transformation into the Hulk]].

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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'':
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In both mainstream and [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] continuities, [[SpiderMan Peter Parker's]] Parker's missing biological parents are tied to some interesting work. [[spoiler:Richard and Mary Parker were secret agents working for the CIA, while the Ultimate Parkers were scientists who were killed during Bruce Banner's first transformation into the Hulk]].



Other Marvel orphans whose parents provided grist for the story mills
** In ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' #1 readers are informed that Matt Murdock's mother is dead. During Frank Miller's run it turns out she was only dead to the world, having become a nun.
** The mystery of the parents of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch took years to solve. First they came to believe that they were the children of two Golden Age heroes, the Whizzer and Miss America. Later, after their long-lost adoptive father Django Maximoff made a reappearance, it eventually emerged that they are the children of Magneto.
** A not dissimilar saga was that of Nightcrawler's biological parents. He had been told that he had been found as a baby next to his dying father (or mother, there were conflicting accounts). It eventually turned out that he is the son of Mystique and Azazel (although Creator/ChrisClaremont had wanted him to be the son of Mystique and Destiny earlier).
** Rogue had run away from her birth family to become the adopted daughter of Mystique and Destiny. The story of her biological parents was eventually told in ''Rogue'' vol. 3 #1-5.
** Cyclops' absent father showed up about a hundred issues down the line as the space pirate Corsair. His absent mother is then revealed to have been murdered, but still later it turns out she was alive long enough for a third Summers brother to come into the world. Oh, and ca. UXM #170 readers learn that Scott's paternal grandparents are also still very much alive.
* ''ComicBooks/GreenLantern'': Kyle Rayner fulfills both the traditional and variant version. He originally stated that his mother was dead; after referring to her as alive later on, he modified this to their getting on so badly that he thought of her as dead, and after a reconciliation she became an occasional recurring character [[spoiler: until she was KilledOffForReal]]. His father, meanwhile, is established early to have left when Kyle was five; Kyle finally tracks him down some hundred issues later and discovers that he [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou had a good reason]].

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Other Marvel orphans whose * In most continuities, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} believes her parents provided grist passed away after sending her to Earth only to find out later they weren't dead after all, meeting back with them... and seeing them to die for the story mills
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real. Sometimes, bloodily.
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In ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' #1 readers are informed that Matt Murdock's mother is dead. During Frank Miller's run it turns out she was only dead to the world, having become a nun.
** * The mystery of the parents of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch took years to solve. First they came to believe that they were the children of two Golden Age heroes, the Whizzer and Miss America. Later, after their long-lost adoptive father Django Maximoff made a reappearance, it eventually emerged that they are the children of Magneto.
** * A not dissimilar saga was that of Nightcrawler's biological parents. He had been told that he had been found as a baby next to his dying father (or mother, there were conflicting accounts). It eventually turned out that he is the son of Mystique and Azazel (although Creator/ChrisClaremont had wanted him to be the son of Mystique and Destiny earlier).
** * Rogue had run away from her birth family to become the adopted daughter of Mystique and Destiny. The story of her biological parents was eventually told in ''Rogue'' vol. 3 #1-5.
** Cyclops' * ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}' absent father showed up about a hundred issues down the line as the space pirate Corsair. His absent mother is then revealed to have been murdered, but still later it turns out she was alive long enough for a third Summers brother to come into the world. Oh, and ca. UXM #170 readers learn that Scott's paternal grandparents are also still very much alive.
* ''ComicBooks/GreenLantern'': ''Franchise/GreenLantern'': Kyle Rayner fulfills both the traditional and variant version. He originally stated that his mother was dead; after referring to her as alive later on, he modified this to their getting on so badly that he thought of her as dead, and after a reconciliation she became an occasional recurring character [[spoiler: until she was KilledOffForReal]]. His father, meanwhile, is established early to have left when Kyle was five; Kyle finally tracks him down some hundred issues later and discovers that he [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou had a good reason]].
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