History Main / NeverFoundtheBody

12th Sep '16 10:01:37 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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** One argument about [[spoiler: Lelouch]] is that [[spoiler: despite the ReallyDeadMontage, part of what makes the epilogue ambiguous and/or open-ended is that it never explains anything else about him like what happened with the body afterward]].

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** One argument about [[spoiler: Lelouch]] is that [[spoiler: despite the ReallyDeadMontage, part of what makes the epilogue ambiguous and/or open-ended is that it never explains anything else about him beyond that like what happened with the body afterward]].
12th Sep '16 10:00:15 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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** One argument about [[spoiler: Lelouch]] is that [[spoiler: despite the ReallyDeadMontage, part of what makes the epilogue ambiguous and/or open-ended is that it never explains anything else about him like what happened with the body afterward]].
6th Sep '16 11:00:08 AM Aquila89
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* In ''Literature/WatershipDown'', [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast General Woundwort]] is last seen furiously attacking a vicious dog which has driven off most of his military. One of his followers later says that since they never found his body, it meant he wasn't dead, just gone to find a more worthy warren.
-->General Woundwort's body was never found. It could be that he still lives his fierce life somewhere else, but from that day on, mother rabbits would tell their kittens that if they did not do as they were told, the General would get them. Such was Woundwort's monument, and perhaps it would not have displeased him.

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* In ''Literature/WatershipDown'', [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast General Woundwort]] is last seen furiously attacking a vicious dog which has driven off most of his military. One of his followers later says that since they never found his body, it meant he wasn't dead, just gone to find a more worthy warren.
-->General Woundwort's body was never found. It could be
warren. Eventually, he becames a legendary figure in rabbit culture.
-->And yet there endured the legend
that he still lives his fierce life somewhere else, but from that day on, out over the down there lived a great and solitary rabbit, a giant who drove the elil like mice and sometimes went to silflay in the sky. If ever great danger arose, he would come back to fight for those who honored his name. And mother rabbits would tell their kittens that if they did not do as they were told, the General would get them. them - the General who was first cousin to the Black Rabbit himself. Such was Woundwort's monument, monument: and perhaps it would not have displeased him.
5th Sep '16 8:38:44 PM Jake
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* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'':

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* Helen's mother pulls this off twice in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'':


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** In a later arc, she's marked for death by the Dave Conspiracy (long story), who are GenreSavvy enough to demand really solid evidence. Unfortunately, they're trying to get rid of an EvilutionaryBiologist with ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder; we don't see exactly what she leaves in a cardbox for Dave and Artie that will convince the other Daves, but [[DecapitationPresentation it's easy to guess.]]
--> '''Artie''': I'm sure the explanation for this is very clever, but I'm equally sure I never want to hear it.
2nd Sep '16 10:44:12 AM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/TheBuilders'': Barley, who's death was very hazy; either he was crushed beneath rubble, or incinerated by howitzer shells. The narration even implies that he might have lived and disappeared after the carnage ensued.


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* ''Series/NipTuck'': Kimber Henry jumps off Mike Hamoui's yacht in Season 6. But it's never confirmed if she died or not because the Coast Guard gave up searching for her after a few days.
11th Aug '16 4:40:50 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/AllMyChildren'' is a prime offender. Characters go over waterfalls, drive off cliffs, or are lost in wreckage. Rarely is an established longterm character killed off without leaving such an opportunity to return.

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* ''Series/AllMyChildren'' is a All {{Soap Opera}}s are prime offender.offenders, in order to allow for their equally copious BackFromTheDead moments. Many also subvert this, with a mangled body having been found and assumed to be that of the character in question. A few egregious examples:
** ''Series/AllMyChildren''.
Characters go over waterfalls, drive off cliffs, or are lost in wreckage. Rarely is an established longterm character killed off without leaving such an opportunity to return.return.
** ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' has Colonel Mayer, who jumped into the ocean to avoid being captured by the police. He is presumed dead by the entire cast, but the viewers just KNOW he'll turn up again the second something is needed to drive (another) wedge between Luke and Noah.
** Colonel Mayer does return, but he gets sent back to prison.
** James Stenback has done this numerous times, having been a villain on the show for [[LongRunners decades]]. He is eventually {{killed off for real}}, and everyone is shocked [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing (and overjoyed)]] that they have actually seen the body this time.
** ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'', with the original "death" of Roman Brady.



* Daytime soap ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' has (a lot, like all soaps, but this one in particular is) Colonel Mayer, who jumped into the ocean to avoid being captured by the police. He is presumed dead by the entire cast, but the viewers just KNOW he'll turn up again the second something is needed to drive (another) wedge between Luke and Noah.
** Colonel Mayer does return, but he gets sent back to prison.
** James Stenback has done this numerous times, having been a villain on the show for [[LongRunners decades]]. He is eventually {{killed off for real}}, and everyone is shocked [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing (and overjoyed)]] that they have actually seen the body this time.
* ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'', with the original "death" of Roman Brady.
8th Aug '16 1:43:08 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** At the end of ''{{VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', [[spoiler:the Ur-Didact]] falls into a slipspace portal. [[spoiler:''ComicBook/HaloEscalation'' reveals that he survived, but does it to him ''again'' when he's seemingly killed by the Composers; yeah, he was disintegrated, but the Composers store and preserve the "essences" of those they "compose", and can convert them into mechanical constructs...]]

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** At the end of ''{{VideoGame/{{Halo ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', [[spoiler:the Ur-Didact]] falls into a slipspace portal. [[spoiler:''ComicBook/HaloEscalation'' reveals that he survived, but does it to him ''again'' when he's seemingly killed by the Composers; yeah, he was disintegrated, but the Composers store and preserve the "essences" of those they "compose", and can convert them into mechanical constructs...]]
8th Aug '16 1:42:46 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}: ''For troop morale, "Spartans never die!", they only get listed as Missing in Action. Given the missions they are sent on, there are rarely any bodies to cover up.
** Interestingly, Dr. Katherine Halsey, the creator of SPARTAN-[=IIs=] makes it a point of keeping track of which ones are really dead. This allows her to identify Kurt (whose EVA suit malfunctioned, and he was thrown into deep space), whose disappearance was orchestrated by [[StateSec ONI]] in order to recruit him to head the SPARTAN-III program. Before performing a HeroicSacrifice in a nuclear blast to keep the Covenant away from Shield World Trevelyan, he updates his status as MIA.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}: ''For ''Franchise/{{Halo}}:''
** For
troop morale, "Spartans never die!", they only get listed as Missing in Action. Given the missions they are sent on, there are rarely any bodies to cover up.
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up. Interestingly, Dr. Katherine Catherine Halsey, the creator of SPARTAN-[=IIs=] the Spartans-[=IIs=], makes it a point of keeping track of which ones are really dead. This allows her in ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'' to identify Kurt (whose (his EVA suit malfunctioned, and had malfunctioned before he was thrown into deep space), whose disappearance space, but he was orchestrated actually secretly snatched by [[StateSec ONI]] in order ONI) when they reunite. Kurt himself goes on to recruit him to head the SPARTAN-III program. Before [[spoiler:update his status as MIA before performing a HeroicSacrifice in by nuking a nuclear blast to keep the Covenant away from Shield World Trevelyan, army at point-blank range]].
** At the end of ''{{VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', [[spoiler:the Ur-Didact]] falls into a slipspace portal. [[spoiler:''ComicBook/HaloEscalation'' reveals that
he updates his status as MIA.survived, but does it to him ''again'' when he's seemingly killed by the Composers; yeah, he was disintegrated, but the Composers store and preserve the "essences" of those they "compose", and can convert them into mechanical constructs...]]
3rd Aug '16 1:49:36 AM GreenLady
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* The Season 1 finale of ''Series/Preacher2016'' concludes with [[spoiler:a methane gas explosion that is stated to have wiped out the whole town and everyone in it, including by implication the four main characters who hadn't left by that point - Emily, Donnie, Sheriff Root, and Odin Quincannon.]] The totally destructive nature of the incident means that no bodies are recovered. However, WordOfGod states that they've all been KilledOffForReal - while ironically, a fifth lead [[spoiler:([=DeBlanc=])]] who was killed off in the penultimate episode and whose body ''was'' seen on screen and by at least two other characters, is still hinted to be making a some form of a return in Season 2.
1st Aug '16 7:30:55 AM Doug86
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* The nature of combat during WorldWarOne made this common; memorials such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menin_Gate Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiepval_Memorial Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme]] carry the names of the dead who have no known grave.

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* The nature of combat during WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI made this common; memorials such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menin_Gate Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiepval_Memorial Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme]] carry the names of the dead who have no known grave.
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