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21st Aug '17 11:21:25 PM Crackalacking
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* Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} dies near the end of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and even though his sister Comicbook/ScarletWitch goes on to appear in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', none of the Avengers ever mention him.

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* Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} [[spoiler: Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}}]] dies near the end of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and even though [[spoiler: his sister sister]] Comicbook/ScarletWitch goes on to appear in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', none of the Avengers ever mention him.
20th Aug '17 6:41:32 PM Whipsmart
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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 seem to be deeply effected by his demise.
15th Aug '17 9:11:02 PM infernape612
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** Aerith's death in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' haunts Cloud all the way through ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren.'' Then, deaths of Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie, weigh on Barret for much of the game. Not to mention the unseen casualties of AVALANCHE's actions at the beginning of the game. Reeve/[[spoiler:Cait Sith]] finally calls Barret out on this towards the end of the game (when he tries to justify it as a few casualties in order to save the Planet) reminding him that "what may be just few to you, was EVERYTHING to them that died"

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** Aerith's death in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' haunts Cloud all the way through ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren.'' Then, the deaths of Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie, Jessie weigh on Barret for much of the game. Not to mention the unseen casualties of AVALANCHE's actions at the beginning of the game. Reeve/[[spoiler:Cait Sith]] finally calls Barret out on this towards the end of the game (when he tries to justify it as a few casualties in order to save the Planet) reminding him that "what may be just few to you, was EVERYTHING to them that died"died!"
*** Justified in the same game by [[spoiler:Zack Fair]]; despite his pivotal role in [[spoiler:Cloud]]'s backstory, he is rarely mentioned because [[spoiler:his untimely demise was the last nail in the coffin of Cloud's sanity, and his memories turned himself into a CompositeCharacter of himself and Zack]].
25th Jul '17 11:02:36 PM DrOO7
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* Most of the ''Series/{{ER}}'' characters who have been killed off have met this fate. They might be mentioned for a few episodes after their demise, but then never again. Understandable for the minor characters, but even Mark Greene, who'd been the central figure of the show for 8 seasons, got only a few referrals after his death.
25th Jul '17 5:10:14 PM Jacob175
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* Averted for Rain and Rani in ''VideoGame/{{Lunarosse}}''. They were a pair of {{Red Shirt}}s who got killed off in the prologue to establish how scary Gerard was. However, the third member of their party didn't forget about them and when they confront Gerard in the middle of the game, one of the first things they do is call him out for killing them.
12th Jul '17 1:45:14 PM Linda58
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** Hell, a side quest in the second game has you spend time looking for 20-something dogtags in the wreckage of the original ''Normandy'' for any crewmember who didn't make it out alive and leave a memorial dedicated to the ship and her crew. A very moving mission for anyone who played the first game and really got into it.

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** Hell, a side quest in the second game has you spend time looking for 20-something dogtags in the wreckage of the original ''Normandy'' for any crewmember who didn't make it out alive and leave a memorial dedicated to the ship and her crew. A very moving mission for anyone who played the first game and really got into it. Made all the more significant by the fact that all 20 of them were [[RedShirt Redshirts]]. Their names even get added to the ''Normandy'' memorial wall.



** The ''Citadel'' DLC also features an aversion, with [[spoiler:Kolyat]] holding a memorial service for [[spoiler:his father Thane]], and a recording of [[spoiler:Mordin hosting several more performances]] is available on a datapad the day after a party. Unfortunately, this trope is played pretty damn straight for poor [[spoiler:Legion]], although he is one of the faces Shepard remembers [[spoiler: if he sacrifices himself in the ending]].

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** The ''Citadel'' DLC also features an aversion, with [[spoiler:Kolyat]] holding a memorial service for [[spoiler:his father Thane]], and a recording of [[spoiler:Mordin hosting several more performances]] is available on a datapad the day after a party. Unfortunately, this trope is played pretty damn straight for poor [[spoiler:Legion]], although he does get his name on the wall and is one of the faces Shepard remembers [[spoiler: if he sacrifices himself in at the ending]].end when narrating about those who sacrificed themselves]].
12th Jul '17 12:50:52 PM nielas
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* Averted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Deceased characters are often referenced and never forgotten. At one point, an entire episode was used to show that (six years later!) Kate Todd is still on the minds of her TrueCompanions co-workers, and when Tony leaves at the end of Season 13, one of the items in his box is a photo of him and Kate, even though it's now '''''11''''' years since her death.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Deceased characters are often referenced and never forgotten. At one point, an entire episode was used to show that (six years later!) Kate Todd is still on the minds of her TrueCompanions co-workers, and when Tony leaves at the end of Season 13, one of the items in his box is a photo of him and Kate, even though it's now '''''11''''' years since her death. When Kate's sister appears, it becomes clear that even a decade later she still has not fully processed Kate's death.
** It's also averted with Gibbs's dead wife and daughter who are {{Posthumous Character}}s and whose death motivated him to join NIS. He tried to move on but all his romantic relationships have ended in failure. He treats his team as his family and it is pretty obvious that he treats his relationships with Abby as a substitute for the father-daughter relationship he never had. When as suspect asks Gibbs if he thought his life would end up like it did, Gibbs is visibly shaken as he thinks of his dead family and what his life could have been if they lived.
7th Jul '17 9:06:44 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'':
** Orlando Bloom's wife in ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' probably counts. He goes on Crusade partly out of the hope that his wife who committed suicide (an unforgivable sin) will be let out of Hell and into Heaven because of his actions here on Earth. But at the end of the film he gets to ride off into the sunset with Sibylla, his one true love. Um hello? Do you remember '''why''' you went on Crusade originally?
** And what about Sibylla herself? She [[spoiler: mercy killed her own son, he died in her arms]] and yet she goes on to live happily ever.
26th Jun '17 7:06:53 PM Psyga315
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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.
23rd Jun '17 8:47:16 AM DrOO7
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** 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.



* Averted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Deceased characters are often referenced and never forgotten. At one point, an entire episode was used to show that (six years later!) Kate Todd is still on the minds of her TrueCompanions co-workers.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Deceased characters are often referenced and never forgotten. At one point, an entire episode was used to show that (six years later!) Kate Todd is still on the minds of her TrueCompanions co-workers.co-workers, and when Tony leaves at the end of Season 13, one of the items in his box is a photo of him and Kate, even though it's now '''''11''''' years since her death.
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