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2nd May '16 1:11:23 AM Freezer
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* In ''Webcomic/NicoleAndDerek'', we have yet to see the grown-up Cerise Namir, only hearing from her in text exchanges with Derek, her cousin.
28th Apr '16 7:07:02 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Beatrice Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.

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* Beatrice Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.
7th Mar '16 7:46:18 PM RighteousFury
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* Sykes was originally going to be this in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', however as the plot began calling for more action on his part, this idea was eventually dropped.
* The hunter who shot Disney/{{Bambi}}'s mom.
5th Mar '16 8:55:29 PM jormis29
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* Eddy in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' often spoke highly of his brother, who never appeared [[spoiler:until the [[GrandFinale finale]] [[TheMovie movie]].]]

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* Eddy in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' often spoke highly of his brother, who never appeared [[spoiler:until the [[GrandFinale finale]] [[TheMovie [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow movie]].]]
5th Mar '16 8:54:19 PM jormis29
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', Principal Buttsavitch was mentioned but never shown. In the "Doug Graduates" (part of the last episode before Disney took over the show, not counting the Christmas special), Doug and Roger actively searched for him so that they could get some words of reassurance, since they were nervous about graduating, but they never actually found him. Also, Skunky Beaumont was a character who was often mentioned but never seen. He appeared in ''Disney's Doug'', and he is portrayed as practically an {{expy}} of Jeff Spicoli from ''Series/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', Principal Buttsavitch was mentioned but never shown. In the "Doug Graduates" (part of the last episode before Disney took over the show, not counting the Christmas special), Doug and Roger actively searched for him so that they could get some words of reassurance, since they were nervous about graduating, but they never actually found him. Also, Skunky Beaumont was a character who was often mentioned but never seen. He appeared in ''Disney's Doug'', and he is portrayed as practically an {{expy}} of Jeff Spicoli from ''Series/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''.''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''.
5th Mar '16 8:52:11 PM jormis29
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* This trope fits the grossly oversized Stan ([[TakeOurWordForIt or so we are told]]) from ''WillAndGrace'' to a tee.

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* This trope fits the grossly oversized Stan ([[TakeOurWordForIt or so we are told]]) from ''WillAndGrace'' ''Series/WillAndGrace'' to a tee.



* Arthur Daley's wife in ''{{Minder}}'', fearfully referred to as "'Er Indoors."

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* Arthur Daley's wife in ''{{Minder}}'', ''Series/{{Minder}}'', fearfully referred to as "'Er Indoors."



* The main character's father in ''Captain Nice''.

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* The main character's father in ''Captain Nice''.''Series/CaptainNice''.



* [[Series/{{Castle}} Martha's]] often talked about boyfriend Chet is never seen on screen. [[spoiler: And since he was killed off in episode 3x02, it's doubtful that he ever will be.]]

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* [[Series/{{Castle}} Martha's]] ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Martha's often talked about boyfriend Chet is never seen on screen. [[spoiler: And since he was killed off in episode 3x02, it's doubtful that he ever will be.]]



* Dr. Claw from ''Series/InspectorGadget'' is never shown except in an over-the-shoulder shot of him sitting in a high-backed chair which obscures everything except his gloved right fist. This was played on in the opening, which had Gadget run in and handcuff him... only to reveal that he's really handcuffed a glove attached to a chair with a bomb in it.

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* Dr. Claw from ''Series/InspectorGadget'' ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' is never shown except in an over-the-shoulder shot of him sitting in a high-backed chair which obscures everything except his gloved right fist. This was played on in the opening, which had Gadget run in and handcuff him... only to reveal that he's really handcuffed a glove attached to a chair with a bomb in it.



* In the cartoon ''HeyArnold'', there is a character that Gerald refers as "Fuzzy Slippers" and who knows a lot about urban legends, the local guys and how to contact a superheroine, but Fuzzy Slippers is never seen.

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* In the cartoon ''HeyArnold'', ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', there is a character that Gerald refers as "Fuzzy Slippers" and who knows a lot about urban legends, the local guys and how to contact a superheroine, but Fuzzy Slippers is never seen.



* In ''Series/{{Doug}}'', Principal Buttsavitch was mentioned but never shown. In the "Doug Graduates" (part of the last episode before Disney took over the show, not counting the Christmas special), Doug and Roger actively searched for him so that they could get some words of reassurance, since they were nervous about graduating, but they never actually found him. Also, Skunky Beaumont was a character who was often mentioned but never seen. He appeared in ''Disney's Doug'', and he is portrayed as practically an {{expy}} of Jeff Spicoli from ''Series/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''.
* Rocko's next-door neighbor/unattainable unrequited crush Melba Toast on ''Series/RockosModernLife''. We only see an arm here or a leg there, and she is never seen at all, only mentioned, after the first season (rather cleverly, the comic book played off of the lack of information about Melba in one issue by having her be a successful model... of products which only require the hand or foot to be displayed).
* Most of the characters' parents in ''Series/TinyToonAdventures'' were like this; if they were shown at all, it was from the waist down. The notable exceptions were Hamton's parents (seen in TheMovie), Elmyra's entire family, Calamity Coyote's dad, and Plucky's dad.

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* In ''Series/{{Doug}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', Principal Buttsavitch was mentioned but never shown. In the "Doug Graduates" (part of the last episode before Disney took over the show, not counting the Christmas special), Doug and Roger actively searched for him so that they could get some words of reassurance, since they were nervous about graduating, but they never actually found him. Also, Skunky Beaumont was a character who was often mentioned but never seen. He appeared in ''Disney's Doug'', and he is portrayed as practically an {{expy}} of Jeff Spicoli from ''Series/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''.
* Rocko's next-door neighbor/unattainable unrequited crush Melba Toast on ''Series/RockosModernLife''.''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. We only see an arm here or a leg there, and she is never seen at all, only mentioned, after the first season (rather cleverly, the comic book played off of the lack of information about Melba in one issue by having her be a successful model... of products which only require the hand or foot to be displayed).
* Most of the characters' parents in ''Series/TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' were like this; if they were shown at all, it was from the waist down. The notable exceptions were Hamton's parents (seen in TheMovie), Elmyra's entire family, Calamity Coyote's dad, and Plucky's dad.



* The Nightmare Prince's mother in ''PotsworthAndCompany''.

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* The Nightmare Prince's mother in ''PotsworthAndCompany''.''WesternAnimation/PotsworthAndCompany''.



* King Features' ''CoolMcCool'' and Terrytoons' ''James Hound'' both had the title secret agents with bosses who were only seen sitting in a chair but their faces were never seen.

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* King Features' ''CoolMcCool'' ''WesternAnimation/CoolMcCool'' and Terrytoons' ''James Hound'' ''WesternAnimation/JamesHound'' both had the title secret agents with bosses who were only seen sitting in a chair but their faces were never seen.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had the main characters temporarily joining a nefarious cult. The actual cult leader, known only as "The Leader", never shows his face, traveling among his disciples in a limousine with tinted windows and making himself visible only by sticking his right arm out the window and waving to his disciples with a white-gloved hand. We don't get to see the inside of the limo until more than halfway through the episode, when the white-gloved hand suddenly grabs Homer and yanks him inside - and the person wearing the gloves turns out to be Marge, who had escaped from the cult's compound earlier in the story. While it's obvious that Marge managed to overthrow The Leader and take his place to help the rest of her family escape, it is never shown exactly how she did this. Yet, it's also subverted because we do see the cult leader's face on big billboards and in the final scene he escapes.
* The General on ''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' was never seen but heard over Dastardly's telephone. He pays a visit to the squadron in "Stop Which Pigeon?" but we still only hear him as opposed to see him. Subverted in two comic book stories (Gold Key, Hanna-Barbera Fun-In issues 4 and 7) where he is clearly seen.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had the main characters temporarily joining a nefarious cult. The actual cult leader, known only as "The Leader", never shows his face, traveling among his disciples in a limousine with tinted windows and making himself visible only by sticking his right arm out the window and waving to his disciples with a white-gloved hand.hand in a nod to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajneesh Rajneesh]]. We don't get to see the inside of the limo until more than halfway through the episode, when the white-gloved hand suddenly grabs Homer and yanks him inside - and the person wearing the gloves turns out to be Marge, who had escaped from the cult's compound earlier in the story. While it's obvious that Marge managed to overthrow The Leader and take his place to help the rest of her family escape, it is never shown exactly how she did this. Yet, it's also subverted because we do see the cult leader's face on big billboards and in the final scene he escapes.
* The General on ''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' was never seen but heard over Dastardly's telephone. He pays a visit to the squadron in "Stop Which Pigeon?" but we still only hear him as opposed to see him. Subverted in two comic book stories (Gold Key, Hanna-Barbera Fun-In issues 4 and 7) where he is clearly seen.
31st Jan '16 8:22:04 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Mr. Prast, Klara's "husband" and abuser, has appeared in maybe two or three panels in the entire decade or so since she was introduced.
20th Jan '16 5:58:31 PM LizR
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* In ''Series/Doctor Who'', the creatures inside the Daleks fitted this trope for the first few years of the show's run, with only the occasional (and often contradictory) hint as to their true nature. A hand was seen in the first story, a 'time-destructed' octopus in the fourth, and so on. This added considerably to their menace.
20th Jan '16 6:32:15 AM Adept
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* The Dancing Giant ghost in ''HauntedJunction'' is only seen from the knee down, and generally only one leg at a time. He's that big.

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* The Dancing Giant ghost in ''HauntedJunction'' ''Manga/HauntedJunction'' is only seen from the knee down, and generally only one leg at a time. He's that big.
19th Jan '16 11:39:11 AM nombretomado
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* An odd example occurred in the final season of ''StaticShock''. The Comicbook/TeenTitans were mentioned, which was intended as a nod to the team's then-upcoming [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans TV debut]]. However, PaulDini was unaware of the fact that ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' was NOT part of the {{DCAU}}, and thus the crossover that was alluded to never took place.

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* An odd example occurred in the final season of ''StaticShock''.''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''. The Comicbook/TeenTitans were mentioned, which was intended as a nod to the team's then-upcoming [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans TV debut]]. However, PaulDini was unaware of the fact that ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' was NOT part of the {{DCAU}}, and thus the crossover that was alluded to never took place.
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