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19th Jun '18 6:15:12 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Officer Sullivan, the unlucky rookie police officer who got handcuffed to a column by Matt, and later killed by corrupt ESU officers in Fisk's pocket, isn't acknowledged in any way after his death, and any talk about that incident is instead about the shootings of Detective Blake and two other cops outside the building.
* ''Series/ThePunisher2017'' has a case of this for viewers who didn't watch ''Series/TheDefenders2017'' immediately before it. When Karen Page is introduced into ''The Punisher'', she looks very sad and lonely, which people coming from ''The Defenders'' know is because she thinks Matt was killed in Midland Circle. However, those events are never so much as alluded to outside of Ellison holding a newspaper headlined "Chaos Under The Streets" in Karen's intro episode.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Officer Sullivan, the unlucky rookie police officer who got handcuffed to a column by Matt, and later killed by corrupt ESU officers in Fisk's pocket, isn't acknowledged in any way after his death, and any talk about that incident is instead about the shootings of Detective Blake and two other cops outside the building.building that were carried out on orders of Fisk.
* ''Series/ThePunisher2017'' has a case of this for viewers who didn't watch ''Series/TheDefenders2017'' immediately before it. ''Series/ThePunisher2017'': When Karen Page is introduced into ''The Punisher'', she looks very sad and lonely, which people coming from ''The Defenders'' know is because she thinks she's mourning Matt Murdock, who was killed in Midland Circle. However, those events are never so much as alluded to outside of Ellison holding a newspaper headlined "Chaos Under The Streets" in Karen's intro episode.episode, or a shrine in the background when Frank is in Karen's apartment.
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Season 2 makes absolutely no mention of the events of ''The Defenders'', and Jessica seems to have completely forgotten about the loss of Matt, who she had grown the closest with during ''The Defenders''. Much of this has to do with the fact that Melissa Rosenberg had started writing ''Jessica Jones'' season 2 before ''The Defenders'' began its writing process, which explains why the show feels as if it took place immediately after ''Series/{{Iron Fist|2017}}'' season 1, and ''The Defenders'' never happened. Rosenberg also had to temporarily halt production of ''Jessica Jones'' to allow for production of ''The Defenders''.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Played with in season 2. The events at Midland Circle in which Matt "died" are relevant, but more because of how Misty lost her arm there and is now getting adjusted to her new robotic right arm. There's a subtle reference to Matt, though, as Foggy Nelson appears in one scene and, recalling the costume Matt wore in the first season of ''Daredevil'', suggests Luke wear a mask to maintain some level of anonymity.
17th Jun '18 7:49:17 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers Twenty Years After]]'', the heroes spend half the book trying to save Charles I from Cromwell and eventually fail to prevent his execution (the bad guys weren't quite as stupid as they thought). Before the king's death, the musketeers are determined to save him or die trying, since he's such a noble person; afterwards they mourn him for about a chapter.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers Twenty Years After]]'', ''Literature/TwentyYearsAfter'', the heroes spend half the book trying to save Charles I from Cromwell and eventually fail to prevent his execution (the bad guys weren't quite as stupid as they thought). Before the king's death, the musketeers are determined to save him or die trying, since he's such a noble person; afterwards they mourn him for about a chapter.
28th May '18 10:18:15 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* Speaking of Jason Todd, he wasn't mentioned much after his death in ADeathInTheFamily (unless the story had the Joker as the main villain, in which case Batman almost invariably would briefly angst about the villain killing Jason before moving along with the plot). Other Batman media didn't even acknowledge his existence. It wasn't until the 2005 Under the Red Hood miniseries that he became prominent in comics again, and then in 2010 he made his debut in animation in the movie, WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood opening the way for other media to [[BatmanArkhamKnight show]] or [[YoungJustice allude to him.]]

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* Speaking of Jason Todd, he wasn't mentioned much after his death in ADeathInTheFamily ''ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily'' (unless the story had the Joker as the main villain, in which case Batman almost invariably would briefly angst about the villain killing Jason before moving along with the plot). Other Batman media didn't even acknowledge his existence. It wasn't until the 2005 Under the Red Hood miniseries that he became prominent in comics again, and then in 2010 he made his debut in animation in the movie, WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood opening the way for other media to [[BatmanArkhamKnight show]] or [[YoungJustice allude to him.]]
9th May '18 4:22:24 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Extreme example in "The Girl in the Fireplace" where the Doctor has an (allegedly passionate) love affair with Mme de Pompadour. By the next episode she's been forgotten, and is never mentioned again. In "Human Nature" he left Martha with instructions but never said what to do if he falls in love, implying he didn't consider it a real possibility though "The Girl in the Fireplace" was just a year ago. If "Deep Breath" is of any indication, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday the Doctor barely remembers the events of the episode.]]

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** Extreme example in "The Girl in the Fireplace" where the Doctor has an (allegedly passionate) love affair with Mme de Pompadour. By the next episode she's been forgotten, and is never mentioned again. In "Human Nature" he left Martha with instructions but never said what to do if he falls in love, implying he didn't consider it a real possibility though "The Girl in the Fireplace" was just a year ago. If "Deep Breath" is of any indication, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday the Doctor barely remembers the events of the episode.]]episode]] (although this nearly 2000 years later from his perspective).
8th May '18 6:57:43 AM JUANDELACRUZ
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** Averted, at least, by Warpath of X-Force fame. The only times he ever joins a team are when he's looking for revenge. Of course, he's lost a ''lot'' of people to the mutant wars, probably more than anyone else, but he's never forgotten his brother or his mother. In fact, he still has yet to forgive Xavier completely for Thunderbird's death, and he chased the man who killed his mother and slaughtered his ''entire tribe'' until the guy died. And even that wasn't good enough, so he followed him down to hell to beat on him one more time.

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** Averted, at least, by Warpath of X-Force fame. The only times he ever joins a team are when he's looking for revenge. Of course, he's lost a ''lot'' of people to the mutant wars, probably more than anyone else, but he's never forgotten his brother or his mother. parents. In fact, he still has yet to forgive Xavier completely for Thunderbird's death, and he chased the man who killed his mother parents and slaughtered his ''entire tribe'' until the guy died. And even that wasn't good enough, so he followed him down to hell to beat on him one more time.
15th Apr '18 2:28:23 AM NotGonnaDoALot4
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* In VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons, [[spoiler:After Eda's death, nobody ever mentions her again.]]
23rd Mar '18 3:59:39 PM StrixObscuro
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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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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', [[spoiler:Terra]] who died in a HeroicSacrifice at the end of Season 2 is never mentionned mentioned again by [[spoiler:her former teammates]]. Or at least not until [[spoiler:her sudden return in Season 5]].5]].
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/PacificHeat'', Maddie befriends a stripper named Angie who is murdered by the episode's villain, and she is upset when her teammates can't even be bothered to remember Angie's name. After that episode, Angie is never mentioned again.
20th Mar '18 3:35:57 PM nombretomado
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* Xander, Willow and Jesse were set up in the pilot episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' as childhood best friends, but once Jesse was KilledOffForReal, no one mentions him again. Sure, hes hardly [[CrapsackWorld the last casualty]] of the series. However, even the ''writers'' seem to have utterly forgotten about him when Season 3's AlternateUniverse WhatIf episode came around and ''no mention was made of his existence.'' [[note]]Granted, Jesse isn't the only casualty from "The Harvest" to get this treatment, but he's the most {{egregious}}. [[DrinkingGame/TVTropes Take a sip.]][[/note]]

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* Xander, Willow and Jesse were set up in the pilot episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' as childhood best friends, but once Jesse was KilledOffForReal, no one mentions him again. Sure, hes hardly [[CrapsackWorld the last casualty]] of the series. However, even the ''writers'' seem to have utterly forgotten about him when Season 3's AlternateUniverse WhatIf episode came around and ''no mention was made of his existence.'' [[note]]Granted, Jesse isn't the only casualty from "The Harvest" to get this treatment, but he's the most {{egregious}}.JustForFun/{{egregious}}. [[DrinkingGame/TVTropes Take a sip.]][[/note]]



** In later years this would extend to {{recurring character}}s and several cases of ''series regulars'' [[spoiler:Whitney Fordman, Jason Teague, Davis Bloome, and Jimmy Olson]] who'd be KilledOffForReal, might be mourned in the episode they died, and then either never mentioned again or mentioned in only the briefest most casual way for plot purposes. Most {{egregious}} examples are Ryan James and [[EnsembleDarkHorse Alicia]] [[ILetGwenStacyDie Baker]].

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** In later years this would extend to {{recurring character}}s and several cases of ''series regulars'' [[spoiler:Whitney Fordman, Jason Teague, Davis Bloome, and Jimmy Olson]] who'd be KilledOffForReal, might be mourned in the episode they died, and then either never mentioned again or mentioned in only the briefest most casual way for plot purposes. Most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples are Ryan James and [[EnsembleDarkHorse Alicia]] [[ILetGwenStacyDie Baker]].
18th Mar '18 3:26:07 AM Galiris8198
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' in the SeriesFinale. In second season finale, when Darkseid was forced to vacate the Earth, he murdered Superman's friend Dan Turpin out of spite. While he wasn't mentioned for the most of the third season, Superman showed that he had never forgotten when he faced off against Darkseid on Apokalypse.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' in the SeriesFinale. In second season finale, when Darkseid was forced to vacate the Earth, he murdered Superman's friend Dan Turpin [[spoiler:Dan Turpin]] out of spite. While he wasn't mentioned for the most of the third season, Superman showed that he had never forgotten when he faced off against Darkseid on Apokalypse.
8th Mar '18 2:40:25 AM IncredibleFulk1
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* Keanu Reeves' character in ''Film/{{Speed}}'' learns that his friend and partner Harry has been blown up. He quickly gets over it because there's Sandra Bullock to romance. Or maybe it's just hard to tell what emotion Keanu is trying to portray.
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