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11th Feb '18 12:14:06 PM Gamermaster
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* Averted in ''WebAnimation/RWBY'', in which two important friends of Ruby were mercilessly killed and they have ''very'' deep scars on her, even getting a few mentions when she apologizes to Jaune for dragging him into her quest to hunt down their killer.

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* Averted in ''WebAnimation/RWBY'', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', in which two important friends of Ruby were mercilessly killed and they have ''very'' deep scars on her, even getting a few mentions when she apologizes to Jaune for dragging him into her quest to hunt down their killer.
13th Jan '18 9:08:30 PM erforce
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'': ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
4th Jan '18 10:09:44 PM karategal
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* Despite criticism claiming otherwise, this is averted in the second season of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' -- the death of pretty much any named character gets brought up again. Lelouch and Suzaku definitely experience some JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope due to [[spoiler:the deaths of Shirley and Euphie]], and even if they don't constantly mention them (though [[spoiler:once Suzaku is sure that Lelouch got his memories back, he spends plenty of time interrogating him over killing Euphie]]), both of them are obviously still boiling over their losses later on. Suzaku becomes less nice, [[spoiler: and Shirley's death makes Lelouch hate Rolo that much more - his first attempt to kill Rolo was in the next episode.]]

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* Despite criticism claiming otherwise, this is averted in the second season of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' -- the death of pretty much any named character gets brought up again. Lelouch and Suzaku definitely experience some JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope due to [[spoiler:the deaths of Shirley and Euphie]], and even if they don't constantly mention them (though [[spoiler:once Suzaku is sure that Lelouch got his memories back, he spends plenty of time interrogating him over killing Euphie]]), both of them are obviously still boiling over their losses later on. Suzaku becomes less nice, [[spoiler: and Shirley's death makes Lelouch hate Rolo that much more - -- his first attempt to kill Rolo was in the next episode.]]



** This is pretty regularly averted in the entire ''Gundam'' series, for that matter - in the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', for instance, Amuro gets angry at a Federation officer after they finally reach Jaburo since all they can do for the dead Ryu is give him a posthumous two-rank promotion. He also meets and apologizes to another lieutenant who had been engaged to Matilda Ajan, who died around the same time as Ryu, and much later [[spoiler:the death of Lalah is what drives him to truly hate Char for the rest of the series]].

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** This is pretty regularly averted in the entire ''Gundam'' series, for that matter - -- in the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', for instance, Amuro gets angry at a Federation officer after they finally reach Jaburo since all they can do for the dead Ryu is give him a posthumous two-rank promotion. He also meets and apologizes to another lieutenant who had been engaged to Matilda Ajan, who died around the same time as Ryu, and much later [[spoiler:the death of Lalah is what drives him to truly hate Char for the rest of the series]].



* In the ''Literature/PeterPan'' FanSequel film ''Film/{{Hook}}'', the mourning period for Rufio is criminally short. Possibly because the Lost Boys-- and Peter, before he grew up-- don't really seem to comprehend death.

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* In the ''Literature/PeterPan'' FanSequel film ''Film/{{Hook}}'', the mourning period for Rufio is criminally short. Possibly because the Lost Boys-- Boys -- and Peter, before he grew up-- up -- don't really seem to comprehend death.



-->'''Lt. Cmdr. Devereaux:''' "Who in the hell do you think you are? Let me give you a reality check. In all likelihood, you're going to die out here. We're ''all'' going to die out here - but none of us need to be reminded of that fact. So you die, you never existed. Understand?"

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-->'''Lt. Cmdr. Devereaux:''' "Who in the hell do you think you are? Let me give you a reality check. In all likelihood, you're going to die out here. We're ''all'' going to die out here - -- but none of us need to be reminded of that fact. So you die, you never existed. Understand?"



* {{Averted}} in ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Whenever a group member dies, both the good guys and the bad guys tend to bring them up intermittently, either to reminisce about their HeroicSacrifice or to mock the survivors over their SenselessSacrifice, depending on their preference. This is also true of characters who are PutOnABus: Blake and Jenna get separated from the group and each other during the first episode of Series 3 -- Blake makes only two more on-screen appearances, Jenna is [[ExactWords never]] [[HeroOfAnotherStory seen]] again -- but are mentioned frequently thereafter, with their friends making time to try to contact them or track them down when they can, and newcomers who know about the group asking where they are.

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* {{Averted}} in ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Whenever a group member dies, both the good guys and the bad guys tend to bring them up intermittently, either to reminisce about their HeroicSacrifice or to mock the survivors over their SenselessSacrifice, depending on their preference. This is also true of characters who are PutOnABus: Blake and Jenna get separated from the group and each other during the first episode of Series Season 3 -- Blake makes only two more on-screen appearances, Jenna is [[ExactWords never]] [[HeroOfAnotherStory seen]] again -- but are mentioned frequently thereafter, with their friends making time to try to contact them or track them down when they can, and newcomers who know about the group asking where they are.



** Buffy's original Watcher, Merrick, killed himself in a HeroicSacrifice to save Buffy from the vampire Lothos shortly before the series began. He's rarely mentioned at all outside of the prequel comics. Ironically, when Faith was introduced in season 3, her Watcher's death ''did'' have a heavy impact on her.

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** Buffy's original Watcher, Merrick, killed himself in a HeroicSacrifice to save Buffy from the vampire Lothos shortly before the series began. He's rarely mentioned at all outside of the prequel comics. Ironically, when Faith was introduced in season Season 3, her Watcher's death ''did'' have a heavy impact on her.



** At the end of season 1, Cordelia's boyfriend Kevin is killed with other students by a group a vampires. Cordelia is affected when she finds his body but she never mentions him again in this show and neither in ''Angel''. Although there's the implications that Cordelia [[ReallyGetsAround dates lots of guys]], she had a conversation with Willow about how she was genuinely in love with this one.

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** At the end of season Season 1, Cordelia's boyfriend Kevin is killed with other students by a group a vampires. Cordelia is affected when she finds his body but she never mentions him again in this show and neither in ''Angel''. Although there's the implications that Cordelia [[ReallyGetsAround dates lots of guys]], she had a conversation with Willow about how she was genuinely in love with this one.



** While Robb and Catelyn are frequently mentioned after the Red Wedding and the surviving Starks and their supporters want to avenge their deaths, as well as the deaths of the other Northern lords killed at the Red Wedding, Talisa -- Robb's pregnant wife -- is never mentioned again. While it's true that many of the people she was friends with are also killed, and {{justified}} for the surviving Starks as they weren't even able to learn who she was, its still relatively jarring for a major character. The one time a Northern Lord mentions Talisa posthumously, she's referred to as a "foreign whore".
** Rakharo, Daenerys' bloodrider, is also yet to be mentioned after his death in season 2.

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** While Robb and Catelyn are frequently mentioned after the Red Wedding and the surviving Starks and their supporters want to avenge their deaths, as well as the deaths of the other Northern lords killed at the Red Wedding, Talisa -- Robb's pregnant wife -- is never mentioned again. While it's true that many of the people she was friends with are also killed, and {{justified}} for the surviving Starks as they weren't even able to learn who she was, its it's still relatively jarring for a major character. The one time a Northern Lord mentions Talisa posthumously, she's referred to as a "foreign whore".
** Rakharo, Daenerys' bloodrider, is also yet to be mentioned after his death in season Season 2.



* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' is also doing this with [[spoiler:George]]. He was a main character for five seasons, then after the first two episodes of season six, has only been mentioned twice.

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* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' is also doing this with [[spoiler:George]]. He was a main character for five seasons, then after the first two episodes of season six, Season 6, has only been mentioned twice.



** Another Creator/JamieBamber character meets this fate. Matt Devlin of ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' is gunned down at the end of Series 5, and aside from the follow-up episode which focused on the search for and prosecution of his killer is never mentioned again. Quite glaring considering that he was a surrogate son to his grief-stricken partner Ronnie and in a later episode, when yet another friend of Ronnie's is similarly murdered, no one mentions how similar the two incidents are. The only slight exception is the mention that Ronnie's grandson is named Matthew, obviously in his memory (he was born the day Matt was killed), but even that fails to spark any discussion of him.
* A number of Knights of Camelot have died in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' but are never mentioned again. This includes some relatively famous names, including Sir Pellinore and Sir Bedivere. In one episode Merlin's childhood friend Will is killed saving Arthur's life, and he hasn't been mentioned since.

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** Another Creator/JamieBamber character meets this fate. Matt Devlin of ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' is gunned down at the end of Series Season 5, and aside from the follow-up episode which focused on the search for and prosecution of his killer is never mentioned again. Quite glaring considering that he was a surrogate son to his grief-stricken partner Ronnie and in a later episode, when yet another friend of Ronnie's is similarly murdered, no one mentions how similar the two incidents are. The only slight exception is the mention that Ronnie's grandson is named Matthew, obviously in his memory (he was born the day Matt was killed), but even that fails to spark any discussion of him.
* A number of Knights of Camelot have died in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' but are never mentioned again. This includes some relatively famous names, including Sir Pellinore and Sir Bedivere. In one episode episode, Merlin's childhood friend Will is killed saving Arthur's life, and he hasn't been mentioned since.



* In ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', Nikki, Curtis' girlfriend is shot by a mugger after he sold the time travel power to Seth. Curtis mourns after her and go back to Seth. Curtis learned his ability has been sold to an old Jewish man hoping to kill Hitler, leaving Curtis unable to help Nikki. She is never mentioned after and two episodes later, Curtis is around a new love interest. It became egregious later in season 3 when Seth in order to bring back his dead girlfriend Shannon, gives Curtis the power of Resurrection, the later seems to forget he also has a deceased girlfriend.

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* In ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', Nikki, Curtis' girlfriend is shot by a mugger after he sold the time travel power to Seth. Curtis mourns after her and go back to Seth. Curtis learned his ability has been sold to an old Jewish man hoping to kill Hitler, leaving Curtis unable to help Nikki. She is never mentioned after and two episodes later, Curtis is around a new love interest. It became egregious later in season Season 3 when Seth in order to bring back his dead girlfriend Shannon, gives Curtis the power of Resurrection, the later seems to forget he also has a deceased girlfriend.



*** Season two, Clark had a [[GirlOfTheWeek passionately romantic attachment]] to this [[MagicalNativeAmerican Native American]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent shapeshifter]] with a meaningful bracelet and prophecy saying she was his soul mate, and in the end she tragically dies. Next episode it was like it never happened, except she had been the device for the 'caves' setting to be introduced, and ''those'' stuck around. What was her name, anyway? [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Kyla Willowbrook]].

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*** Season two, 2, Clark had a [[GirlOfTheWeek passionately romantic attachment]] to this [[MagicalNativeAmerican Native American]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent shapeshifter]] with a meaningful bracelet and prophecy saying she was his soul mate, and in the end she tragically dies. Next episode it was like it never happened, except she had been the device for the 'caves' setting to be introduced, and ''those'' stuck around. What was her name, anyway? [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Kyla Willowbrook]].



** Ultimately averted in season 2. Nancy and Steve visit Barbís parents regularly and Nancyís guilt over Barbís death leads to her breakup with Steve. Nancy leads the charge in getting justice for Barb by exposing the government agency responsible for her death showing that Nancy, at least, has not forgotten about her friend.

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** Ultimately averted in season Season 2. Nancy and Steve visit Barbís parents regularly and Nancyís guilt over Barbís death leads to her breakup with Steve. Nancy leads the charge in getting justice for Barb by exposing the government agency responsible for her death showing that Nancy, at least, has not forgotten about her friend.



*** This was ''finally'' arcknowledged in the 200th episode, in which Sam and Dean assist in a musical adaptation of the in-universe book series based on their lives. In the finale, when the Winchester familly sings "Carry On My Wayward Son", Sam fails to recognize a character and asks one girl who he is. She replies "Oh, that's Adam. John Winchester's other kid. He's still trapped in the cage, in Hell. With Lucifer." Sam and Dean immediately look at each other with discomfort. However, when the Cage is brought back in season 11, Adam is still not alluded in any fashion.

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*** This was ''finally'' arcknowledged in the 200th episode, in which Sam and Dean assist in a musical adaptation of the in-universe book series based on their lives. In the finale, when the Winchester familly sings "Carry On My Wayward Son", Sam fails to recognize a character and asks one girl who he is. She replies "Oh, that's Adam. John Winchester's other kid. He's still trapped in the cage, in Hell. With Lucifer." Sam and Dean immediately look at each other with discomfort. However, when the Cage is brought back in season Season 11, Adam is still not alluded in any fashion.



* Janet York, Kim's best friend in Season One of ''Series/TwentyFour'', is murdered by a terrorist pretending to be her father, though she doesn't recognize him anyway. [[IHaveYourWife This reveals that Ira Gaines was also planning to kidnap Teri, not just Kim.]] Teri, who is murdered by [[TheMole Nina Myers]] in the season finale, is mentioned in later seasons and it affects Kim's relationship with her father, but neither she nor anyone else even bring up that her best friend was murdered in the rest of the series.

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* Janet York, Kim's best friend in Season One 1 of ''Series/TwentyFour'', is murdered by a terrorist pretending to be her father, though she doesn't recognize him anyway. [[IHaveYourWife This reveals that Ira Gaines was also planning to kidnap Teri, not just Kim.]] Teri, who is murdered by [[TheMole Nina Myers]] in the season finale, is mentioned in later seasons and it affects Kim's relationship with her father, but neither she nor anyone else even bring up that her best friend was murdered in the rest of the series.



* Handled oddly in ''Series/TheWire''. It seems as though [[spoiler:Wallace]] has been pretty well forgotten by Poot and Bodie after season one, but the mention of his name in season four provokes Bodie into panicked alarm.

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* Handled oddly in ''Series/TheWire''. It seems as though [[spoiler:Wallace]] has been pretty well forgotten by Poot and Bodie after season one, Season 1, but the mention of his name in season four Season 4 provokes Bodie into panicked alarm.



* In ''Naheulbeuk'', the protagonists rarely refer to their fallen comrades (but if you tell them their friend died, they'll tell you he was not their friend). In the novel, when the elf dies, even the inner monologues show us that they remember about ''one'' of their fallen friends, while the narrator remember both. It is actually used to lampshade the fact that in seasons one and two, the characters zig-zagged DeathIsCheap and KilledOffForReal, but after this, any dying protagonist will get better.

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* In ''Naheulbeuk'', the protagonists rarely refer to their fallen comrades (but if you tell them their friend died, they'll tell you he was not their friend). In the novel, when the elf dies, even the inner monologues show us that they remember about ''one'' of their fallen friends, while the narrator remember both. It is actually used to lampshade the fact that in seasons one Seasons 1 and two, 2, the characters zig-zagged DeathIsCheap and KilledOffForReal, but after this, any dying protagonist will get better.



** They were all shown to have just dropped out of the sky in the season 1 finale (or season 2 opening). Most of them were severely damaged upon impact, while most of them held only blanks (i.e: no sparks). Silverbolt and Quickstrike were two of the lucky ones, while Transmutate showed us how horribly messed up they could have been even if they had made it out alive.

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** They were all shown to have just dropped out of the sky in the season Season 1 finale (or season Season 2 opening). Most of them were severely damaged upon impact, while most of them held only blanks (i.e: no sparks). Silverbolt and Quickstrike were two of the lucky ones, while Transmutate showed us how horribly messed up they could have been even if they had made it out alive.



* ''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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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', [[spoiler:Terra]] who died in a HeroicSacrifice at the end of season Season 2 is never mentionned again by [[spoiler:her former teammates]]. Or at least not until [[spoiler:her sudden return in season Season 5]].
26th Dec '17 7:30:49 PM nombretomado
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** And in ''FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', multiple characters independently pay their respect to Tellah and Anna a full ''seventeen years later''. It's only during the events of the game that Edward finally brings himself to move on from his loss of Anna.

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** And in ''FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', multiple characters independently pay their respect to Tellah and Anna a full ''seventeen years later''. It's only during the events of the game that Edward finally brings himself to move on from his loss of Anna.
22nd Dec '17 10:54:59 PM Whipsmart
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* All of the Autobots who died during the events of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' who are not [[spoiler:Optimus Prime]], are hardly acknowledged.

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* All of the Autobots who died during the events of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' who are not [[spoiler:Optimus Prime]], are hardly acknowledged.acknowledged when they are killed during the Decepticonís attack on the shuttle and the Battle of Autobot City.
22nd Dec '17 10:53:23 PM Whipsmart
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* All of the Autobots who died during the events of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' who are not [[spoiler:Optimus Prime]], are hardly acknowledged.



** In ''[[Film/TransformersTheLastKnight The Last Knight]]'' is implied that [[spoiler:Sam Witwicky]] has died sometime after ''Dark of the Moon''. Despite this, Bumblebee nor any other of the autobots seem to be deeply effected by his demise.

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** In ''[[Film/TransformersTheLastKnight The Last Knight]]'' is implied that [[spoiler:Sam Witwicky]] has died sometime after ''Dark of the Moon''. Despite this, Bumblebee nor any other of the autobots Autobots seem to be deeply effected by his demise.demise.
6th Dec '17 3:37:16 AM Cryoclaste
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* Subverted in ''[[MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 3: Corruption]]'': There's never any real mention of [[spoiler:Rundas, Ghor and Gandrayda after Samus is [[ShootTheDog forced to kill them]]. That is, until the ending cinematic in which Samus silently remembers her fallen comrades while watching the Elysian sunset]].

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* Subverted in ''[[MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 3: Corruption]]'': ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'': There's never any real mention of [[spoiler:Rundas, Ghor and Gandrayda after Samus is [[ShootTheDog forced to kill them]]. That is, until the ending cinematic in which Samus silently remembers her fallen comrades while watching the Elysian sunset]].
7th Nov '17 1:34:15 PM cdrood
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** While originally air third, the set and costume changes between the pilot and main series indicate some time had passed between Gary Mitchell's death and the main series, so any mourning could have occurred in the interim.
7th Nov '17 11:22:27 AM kasperow
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** And during the final battle, he briefly mentions those who have died throughout the show ON BOTH SIDES of the conflict (Gurren-Dan and the Spiral King's soldiers alike) in his epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
7th Nov '17 9:51:19 AM cdrood
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*** To be fair to the Titans, Jason was never an official member and only joined them for a grand total of TWO missions when they needed extra manpower.
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