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22nd Mar '17 7:48:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Characters in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' tend to have little-to-no reaction to their friends disappearing, presumed dead. Though to be fair, the body count in any given season of ''[=AHS=]'' tends to be so high that most characters are GenreSavvy enough within a couple of episodes to know that someone who's suddenly gone missing is unlikely to be coming back [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie in a form they care to recognise]].

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* Characters in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' tend to have little-to-no reaction to their friends disappearing, presumed dead. Though to be fair, the body count in any given season of ''[=AHS=]'' tends to be so high that most characters are GenreSavvy enough within a couple of episodes to know that someone who's suddenly gone missing is unlikely to be coming back [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie in a form they care to recognise]].
19th Mar '17 2:48:00 PM mlsmithca
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* Drastically subverted in the ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' games--three of them have the main character losing someone they love early in the game: Alis in the first, Rolf in the second, and Chaz in the fourth. While the technological limitations of the 8-bit ''Phantasy Star'' meant not a lot of cutscenes, no one ever forgets Nero is the reason Alis became a heroine. Alys' death in IV is not only honored with an actual grave, her left-behind house and belongings in it and her entire ''hometown'' noting her absence, the people closest to her reference her death and the meaning of what she taught while she was alive, ''and'' one of the later [[spoiler:possible]] wise-mentor figures actually ''uses'' her image to manipulate her student. Nei's death hit Phantasy Star II and its fanbase so hard she became a legacy character whose name or image appears in every Phantasy Star game since then. And ''all of them'' were honored in a cutscene in the fourth game, specifically to remind Chaz of the worth of their cause.
** Played straight in ''PhantasyStarIII'': in one possible story path, the protagonist loses his entire family, mourns them for about ten minutes, then goes about his business.

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Drastically subverted in three of the ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' games--three games, all of them which have the main character losing someone they love early in the game: Alis in the first, Rolf in the second, and Chaz in the fourth. While the technological limitations of the 8-bit ''Phantasy Star'' meant not a lot of cutscenes, no one ever forgets Nero is the reason Alis became a heroine. Alys' death in IV ''IV'' is not only honored with an actual grave, her left-behind house and belongings in it and her entire ''hometown'' noting her absence, the people closest to her reference her death and the meaning of what she taught while she was alive, ''and'' one of the later [[spoiler:possible]] wise-mentor figures actually ''uses'' her image to manipulate her student. Nei's death hit Phantasy ''Phantasy Star II II'' and its fanbase so hard she became a legacy character whose name or image appears in every Phantasy Star game since then. And ''all of them'' were honored in a cutscene in the fourth game, specifically to remind Chaz of the worth of their cause.
** Played straight in ''PhantasyStarIII'': in one possible story path, the protagonist ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII'': if your third generation character is Sean (son of Ayn and Thea), then he loses his entire family, family as his chapter of the story begins. He mourns them for about ten minutes, then goes about his business.
26th Feb '17 8:38:31 PM LadyNorbert
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* Through LaserGuidedAmnesia, the bad ending of ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' has [[spoiler:the title character]] losing his memories of [[spoiler:Zero]] who just died in the same game. There have been no explicit reason for why this happened, and can be treated as a ShootTheDog on the part of [[spoiler:Dr. Light, X's creator]].

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* Through LaserGuidedAmnesia, the bad ending of ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' has [[spoiler:the title character]] losing his memories of [[spoiler:Zero]] who just died in the same game. There have has been no explicit reason given for why this happened, and can be treated as a ShootTheDog on the part of [[spoiler:Dr. Light, X's creator]].



* Surprisingly averted in the ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' remake. In your "ant farm" base, you can zoom into any room and see scientists and engineers working, soldiers relaxing or working out, captured aliens in the tank, and a wall dedicated to any fallen soldier that gets updated as more of your soldiers die. If you play through the tutorial, three names are guaranteed to be added to it. If you skip the tutorial, it's possible to play through the whole game without losing a single soldier... except [[spoiler:the Volunteer making a HeroicSacrifice in the end although WordOfGod saying on Twitter that they survived...somehow]].

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* Surprisingly averted in the ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' remake. In your "ant farm" base, you can zoom into any room and see scientists and engineers working, soldiers relaxing or working out, captured aliens in the tank, and a wall dedicated to any fallen soldier that gets updated as more of your soldiers die. If you play through the tutorial, three names are guaranteed to be added to it. If you skip the tutorial, it's possible to play through the whole game without losing a single soldier... except [[spoiler:the Volunteer making a HeroicSacrifice in the end although WordOfGod saying on Twitter that they survived... somehow]].


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* A minor example exists in ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons.'' [[spoiler:Edna, your sweet GrannyClassic neighbor,]] dies during your first winter. The entire town turns up for the funeral and seems deeply saddened by it. No one ever mentions her again afterward.
22nd Feb '17 10:38:39 PM RenagadeGam3r
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* Surprisingly averted in the ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' remake. In your "ant farm" base, you can zoom into any room and see scientists and engineers working, soldiers relaxing or working out, captured aliens in the tank, and a wall dedicated to any fallen soldier that gets updated as more of your soldiers die. If you play through the tutorial, three names are guaranteed to be added to it. If you skip the tutorial, it's possible to play through the whole game without losing a single soldier... except [[spoiler:the Volunteer making a HeroicSacrifice in the end]].

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* Surprisingly averted in the ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' remake. In your "ant farm" base, you can zoom into any room and see scientists and engineers working, soldiers relaxing or working out, captured aliens in the tank, and a wall dedicated to any fallen soldier that gets updated as more of your soldiers die. If you play through the tutorial, three names are guaranteed to be added to it. If you skip the tutorial, it's possible to play through the whole game without losing a single soldier... except [[spoiler:the Volunteer making a HeroicSacrifice in the end]].end although WordOfGod saying on Twitter that they survived...somehow]].
24th Jan '17 7:05:42 PM worldofdrakan
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* [[spoiler:Bing Bong]] in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''. [[spoiler: I a [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]] in the Memory Dump, he fades out of existence. From that point on, he's never mentioned again and Riley forgets him permanently.]]
22nd Jan '17 3:17:07 AM moongalleon22
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*** This was also raised by Carrie Fisher herself in interviews; she points out that no one seems to offer Leia any space to grieve over the loss of her home planet, or acknowledge what happened at all, but Leia is still expected to be sad at Ben Kenobi's death and comfort Luke while he grieves about it.
17th Jan '17 3:59:01 PM gb00393
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** Benjen Stark has hardly been mentioned since his disappearance, despite one of main missions of the great ranging being to investigate the disappearing rangers. Jon never even bothers to ask the wildlings about his uncle while gathering information as a FakeDefector.
** Subverted by Mycah the butcher's boy. While some viewers might only vaguely remember his unjust death in "The Kingsroad," Arya never forgets and his unjust death remains at the center of her hatred for Sandor Clegane. Arya even brings up Mycah during the Hound's trial in "And Now His Watch Is Ended" and the Hound uses it in his attempt to goad her in "The Children." Arya also remembers Lommy's death and takes revenge on his murderer, killing him the same way he killed Lommy.
14th Jan '17 1:27:16 PM Monsund
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* Exaggerated in chapter 7 of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Chrom introduces some guy known as the Hierarch who apparently assisted, and [[ParentalSubstitute took care of his elder sister]] in her younger years. Minutes later, the Hierarch says he needs to take care of some personal matters, where we see he gave some info to the enemy, and then [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves gets killed]]. While the player knows the Hierarch is a traitor thanks to their omniscient viewpoint, the characters in the game never find out, and the last they heard just left to take of some personal points. This makes it extremely odd that no one notices that such an apparently important person in Ylisse just disappeared without a trace.
6th Jan '17 12:59:34 AM azul120
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* In the first episode of ''Anime/CrossAnge'', Ange's mother dies trying to protect her when her brother Julio outs her as a norma in public leading her to be sent to Arzenal. Later on, Julio reveals that he had their father executed offscreen for his part in protecting Ange. Neither of these two, nor even the fact he stabbed her in the back, made her life hell, and tried to have her and everyone else on Arzenal killed, come up in episode 13 when she finally turns the tables and is raring to kill him. Just the fact that he destroyed the place considered a living death trap for Norma, because somehow she liked living there.



* Mentioned in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. In the final episode, [[spoiler: Juri Arisugawa]] tells the other Student Council members about a time in her childhood when a boy drowned saving her sister from a river. Eventually, both [[spoiler:Juri herself]] and her sister forgot the boy's name.

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* Mentioned in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. In the final episode, [[spoiler: Juri [[spoiler:Juri Arisugawa]] tells the other Student Council members about a time in her childhood when a boy drowned saving her sister from a river. Eventually, both [[spoiler:Juri herself]] and her sister forgot the boy's name.
2nd Dec '16 4:39:27 AM Silverblade2
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', [[spoiler:Terra]] who died in a HeroicSacrifice at the end of season 2 is never mentionned again by [[spoiler:her former teammates]]. Or at least not until [[spoiler:her sudden return in season 5]].
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