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28th Jun '16 4:51:18 AM naclmore
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* Jade's Grandfather in ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' initially (the first time we see him is Jade being startled by his stuffed body... somehow). However he is disqualified for being alive during most of the kids' adventure because of [[TimeTravel shenanigans]]. The same goes for John's Nanna, who comes back as a [[GuardianEntity sprite]].

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* Jade's Grandfather in ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' initially (the first time we see him is Jade being startled by his stuffed body... somehow). However he is disqualified for being alive during most of the kids' adventure because of [[TimeTravel shenanigans]]. The same goes for John's Nanna, who comes back as a [[GuardianEntity sprite]].
28th Jun '16 4:49:53 AM naclmore
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* Jade's Grandfather in ''Homestuck'' initially (the first time we see him is Jade being startled by his stuffed body... somehow). However he is disqualified for being alive during most of the kids' adventure because of [[TimeTravel shenanigans]]. The same goes for John's Nanna, who comes back as a [[GuardianEntity sprite]].

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* Jade's Grandfather in ''Homestuck'' ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' initially (the first time we see him is Jade being startled by his stuffed body... somehow). However he is disqualified for being alive during most of the kids' adventure because of [[TimeTravel shenanigans]]. The same goes for John's Nanna, who comes back as a [[GuardianEntity sprite]].
6th Jun '16 11:47:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ali [=DiLaurentis=] in ''PrettyLittleLiars'' is developed completely by flashback [[spoiler: until the last book]]

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* Ali [=DiLaurentis=] in ''PrettyLittleLiars'' ''Literature/PrettyLittleLiars'' is developed completely by flashback [[spoiler: until the last book]]



* WaltDisney himself in the ''KingdomKeepers'' books.

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* WaltDisney himself in the ''KingdomKeepers'' ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' books.



* Hari Seldon in Asimov's {{Foundation}} series is almost entirely depicted after his death in recordings he has left for future generations, though two prequels actually focus on Seldon's life.

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* Hari Seldon in Asimov's {{Foundation}} ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series is almost entirely depicted after his death in recordings he has left for future generations, though two prequels actually focus on Seldon's life.
5th Jun '16 8:09:48 AM wsmith76
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* Margaret Kanisky (the Chief's wife) in ''Series/GimmeABreak'' Appears in a flashback in the Season 3 episode "Flashback."
3rd Jun '16 4:57:51 PM eroock
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A character, dead from the start or killed very early in a work, is either depicted as TheGhost or developed entirely via FlashBack. May make heavy use of PosthumousNarration. Averts WeHardlyKnewYe. VideoWills, ApocalypticLog, suicide notes, and mention by other characters on what he or she was like may help.

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A character, dead from the start or killed very early in a work, is either depicted as TheGhost or developed entirely via FlashBack.{{flashback}}s. May make heavy use of PosthumousNarration. Averts WeHardlyKnewYe. VideoWills, ApocalypticLog, suicide notes, and mention by other characters on what he or she was like may help.
1st Jun '16 11:23:39 PM billybobfred
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** And there’s Lacie, the root of the story itself. But she’s never played any part of the story in the present, unlike Jack and Glen.

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** And there’s there’s Lacie, the root of the story itself. But she’s never played any part of the story in the present, unlike Jack and Glen.


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* ''Everyone'' in ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'', except for *Mute and (depending on how you define 'death') *Hyun-ae. The entire reason you're there in the first place is to investigate why the ancient slower-than-light "generation spaceship" never made it to its destination, and the death of its entire population is the obvious proximal cause. [[spoiler:Turns out Hyun-ae killed them in revenge for unceasing misogynistic abuse including ''cutting out her tongue'', right before uploading her brain and becoming *Hyun-ae.]]
** The sequel, ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'', has you investigate logs embedded in the AI you rescued [[OldSaveBonus in the previous game]] that promise to explain what caused the spaceship's society to go so far off track. Even if it weren't for the above-mentioned catastrophe, the logs in question are all hundreds of years old, so old age would have gotten any human documented in them, and the last log is titled "The Death of *Mute", {{foreshadowing}} that [[spoiler:the *Mute in the logs got her memory wiped and her programming drastically altered to become the FemaleMisogynist *Mute of the present time.]]
30th May '16 7:20:49 PM LorienTheYounger
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** Jennifer Sisko is found dead by her husband Ben in the first few minutes of the series, and is referred to fairly frequently throughout the series. Notably, her mirror universe counterpart is still alive [[spoiler:and dies herself in the second episode she appeared, while saving the life of the ‘real’ Jennifer’s son Jake]].
** Curzon, host of the Dax symbiont before Jadzia, is frequently referred to and strongly influences the plot of several Jadzia-centric episodes. He is seen briefly in a flashback scene in the pilot [[spoiler:and appears in the episode "Facets" when he [[ItMakesSenseInContext temporarily possesses]] Odo]].

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** Jennifer Sisko Sisko, who is found dead by her husband Ben in the first few minutes of the series, and is referred to fairly frequently throughout the series. Notably, her mirror universe counterpart is still alive [[spoiler:and [[spoiler:but dies herself in the second episode she appeared, while saving the life of the ‘real’ Jennifer’s son Jake]].
** Curzon, host of the Dax symbiont before Jadzia, is frequently referred to and strongly influences the plot of several Jadzia-centric episodes. Jadzia. He is seen briefly in a flashback scene in the pilot [[spoiler:and later appears in the episode "Facets" when he [[ItMakesSenseInContext temporarily possesses]] Odo]].
30th May '16 7:19:10 PM LorienTheYounger
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** Jack Crusher and Ian Troi on.
** Mogh, father of Worf and Kurn. In ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'', Jennifer Sisko is found dead by her husband Ben in the first few minutes of the series and developed as it went on. Of note is her mirror universe counterpart [[spoiler:who died herself in the second episode she appeared while saving the life of the ‘real’ Jennifer’s son, Jake]]. As well, Curzon, host of the Dax symbiont before Jadzia, is seen briefly in a Jadzia-centric episode [[spoiler:and later when he [[ItMakesSenseInContext temporarily possesses]] Odo]].

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** Dr Crusher's husband and Wesley's father, Jack Crusher and Crusher. He appears in a recording in the episode "Family".
** Deanna Troi's father,
Ian Troi on.
Troi. A vision of him appears in "Dark Page".
** Mogh, father of Worf and Kurn. In ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'',
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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Jennifer Sisko is found dead by her husband Ben in the first few minutes of the series series, and developed as it went on. Of note is referred to fairly frequently throughout the series. Notably, her mirror universe counterpart [[spoiler:who died is still alive [[spoiler:and dies herself in the second episode she appeared appeared, while saving the life of the ‘real’ Jennifer’s son, Jake]]. As well, son Jake]].
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Curzon, host of the Dax symbiont before Jadzia, is frequently referred to and strongly influences the plot of several Jadzia-centric episodes. He is seen briefly in a Jadzia-centric episode flashback scene in the pilot [[spoiler:and later appears in the episode "Facets" when he [[ItMakesSenseInContext temporarily possesses]] Odo]].
27th May '16 6:45:13 AM Willbyr
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* Gold Roger in ''Manga/OnePiece'', a legendary pirate who conqured the Grand Line and was executed by the World Government. He kickstarts the grand age of piracy where [[MacGuffinTitle the story takes place.]]

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* Gold Roger in ''Manga/OnePiece'', a legendary pirate who conqured the Grand Line and was executed by the World Government. He kickstarts the grand age of piracy where [[MacGuffinTitle the story takes place.]]''Manga/OnePiece'':



** Subverted by [[spoiler:Sabo, who turns out to be alive and a member of the Revolutionaries a few arcs after the flashback he was in supposedly killed him off.]]
* Kanata Izumi in ''Manga/LuckyStar'', who is deceased before the beginning of both the manga and the anime. She occasionally comes back as a ghost, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments checking up on how]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments her family is doing.]]

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** Gold Roger, a legendary pirate who conqured the Grand Line and was executed by the World Government. He kickstarts the grand age of piracy where [[MacGuffinTitle the story takes place]].
** Subverted by [[spoiler:Sabo, who turns out to be alive and a member of the Revolutionaries a few arcs after the flashback he was in supposedly killed him off.]]
off]].
* Kanata Izumi in ''Manga/LuckyStar'', who is deceased before the beginning of both the manga and the anime. She occasionally comes back as a ghost, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments checking up on how]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments her family is doing.]]doing]].



* In ''PandoraHearts'', Jack Vessalius and Glen Baskerville have been dead for 100 years, and we have just begun to understand their stories, always through flashbacks. [[spoiler: And then Glen comes BackFromTheDead via reincarnation and Jack turns out to not be as dead as everyone thought...]]

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* In ''PandoraHearts'', ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', Jack Vessalius and Glen Baskerville have been dead for 100 years, and we have just begun to understand their stories, always through flashbacks. [[spoiler: And then Glen comes BackFromTheDead via reincarnation and Jack turns out to not be as dead as everyone thought...]]



* Allen's adoptive father Mana Walker in ''DGrayMan'' has been dead for several years from the start of the series and yet in the manga while he's a major influence on Allen's choices, he turns out to be an even more major plot point [[spoiler: when he turns out to be the biological older brother of the 14th Noah.]]
* Yui Ikari and Kyoko Zeppelin Soryu from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', technically speaking, as they ''did'' die but are still around in a sense. [[spoiler:Being {{Kaiju}} {{Youkai}} HumongousMecha counts as being "still around", yes?]]
** Also Naoko Akagi, Ritsuko's mother. She created the Magi system and [[spoiler: killed Rei I]], but has been dead for years by the time the show begins.

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* Allen's adoptive father Mana Walker in ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' has been dead for several years from the start of the series and yet in the manga while he's a major influence on Allen's choices, he turns out to be an even more major plot point [[spoiler: when he turns out to be the biological older brother of the 14th Noah.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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Yui Ikari and Kyoko Zeppelin Soryu from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Soryu, technically speaking, as they ''did'' die but are still around in a sense. [[spoiler:Being {{Kaiju}} {{Youkai}} HumongousMecha counts as being "still around", yes?]]
** Also Naoko Akagi, Ritsuko's mother. She created the Magi system and [[spoiler: killed [[spoiler:killed Rei I]], but has been dead for years by the time the show begins.



** Oracle Kian. His personality and story are developed through extensive [[FlashBack flash backs]] and rumours and are central to the present events off the story.
** The former Emperor also plays a significant part in the backstory that is presented through [[FlashBack flash backs]], being the instigator for some events.

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** Oracle Kian. His personality and story are developed through extensive [[FlashBack flash backs]] {{Flash Back}}s and rumours and are central to the present events off the story.
** The former Emperor also plays a significant part in the backstory that is presented through [[FlashBack flash backs]], {{Flash Back}}s, being the instigator for some events.



** Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'s Uncle Ben. Also his parents, Mary and Richard Parker. Betty Brant's brother Bennett (killed in the issue in which he made his first appearance) and Mary Jane's mother (seen only in flashbacks) also fit the pattern.

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** Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'s Comicbook/SpiderMan's Uncle Ben. Also his parents, Mary and Richard Parker. Betty Brant's brother Bennett (killed in the issue in which he made his first appearance) and Mary Jane's mother (seen only in flashbacks) also fit the pattern.
22nd May '16 5:14:02 PM saffronpanther
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* For much of Vivien's side of things in ''Literature/TheObituaryWriter'', she refuses to believe the very likely possibility that her paramour David died during the Great San Francisco Earthquake, largely due to how he remains with her in her memories and left such an impact on her life. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for her, her search eventually reveals that he was indeed killed during said disaster]].
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