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17th May '18 11:02:19 AM GrigorII
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* In the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe Wolverine was KilledOffForReal in ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}. That did not stop him from starring a miniseries later, ''ComicBook/UltimateWolverine'' (but just in flashbacks).
13th May '18 4:54:50 PM foxley
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* Aristide Leonides is dead at the start of ''Film/CrookedHouse''. His granddaughter Sophia hires her former lover Charles to investigate the murder.
7th May '18 10:06:45 PM Emerald141
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** Also [[spoiler:[[WalkingSpoiler Pink Diamond]]]]. Again, we mostly know about her from [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes those still mourning her]], and that she was killed by [[spoiler:Rose Quartz]]. [[spoiler:Or WAS she?]]

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** Also [[spoiler:[[WalkingSpoiler Pink Diamond]]]]. Again, we mostly know about her from [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes those still mourning her]], and that she was killed by [[spoiler:Rose Quartz]]. [[spoiler:Or WAS she?]]Later, it's revealed that [[spoiler:these two are actually the same character; Pink Diamond [[FakingTheDead faked her own death]] and became Rose Quartz]].
1st May '18 9:20:50 PM nombretomado
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A character, dead from the start or killed very early in a work, who is either depicted as TheGhost (''[[IThoughtItMeant not literally]]'') or developed entirely via {{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.

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A character, dead from the start or killed very early in a work, who is either depicted as TheGhost (''[[IThoughtItMeant (''[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant not literally]]'') or developed entirely via {{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 May '18 8:12:30 PM pidget_spinner
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* Allura's father, King Alfor, in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender.

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* Allura's father, King Alfor, in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender.''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''.
1st May '18 8:11:37 PM pidget_spinner
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* Bojack's father on ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'', as well has his mother Beatrice's family, all of whom are only seen in flashbacks.



* Allura's father, King Alfor, in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender.



* Bojack's father on ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'', as well has his mother Beatrice's family, all of whom are only seen in flashbacks.
27th Apr '18 8:30:25 PM LittleDancerGirl
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*** All of Dax's past hosts are this as well. While she for some reason never seems to mention Lela, all of the others get multiple mentions throughout the series (usually by Dax herself).
3rd Apr '18 5:43:44 PM GlitterCat
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* Maria and Gerald Robotnik have been dead awhile but still factor into the plot such as in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' and ''VideoGame/SonicBattle''. Their memories are very important to Shadow the Hedgehog and his motivations.
26th Mar '18 11:16:38 AM advent_child
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* The ''Franchise/{{Ys}}'' franchise provides a rare example where the protagonist of its games has been explicitly dead for centuries. Each installment featuring Adol Christin is an InUniverse re-telling of one of his journals, numbering in the hundreds, re-written into collected volumes by an unknown writer.
17th Mar '18 6:54:55 PM jtierney50
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'':
** The ''Dead Money'' DLC features this trope prominently: two of its main characters have been dead for over two hundred years, and the present story is told almost entirely against the backdrop of what their long-dead relationship created. Via the use of carefully placed audio logs, settings, and recollections of surviving characters, they even manage to have their own complete character development and story arcs.
** The ''Honest Hearts'' DLC has Randall Dean Clark, AKA [[CrazySurvivalist the survivalists]], AKA "The Father in the Cave", a former soldier and survivalists from two hundred years ago, who's actions lead to the survival and creation of The Sorrows tribe, who now see him as their god and protector. But, his existence and life story, are only revealed through the myths The Sorrows created around him and the journal entries he left behind, in his many hideouts in the caves.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
** Throughout the series, many characters will only be mentioned in holotapes or journal entries, given that the entire series takes place many years [[AfterTheEnd following a nuclear apocalypse]]. Some, on the other hand, are dead on behalf of the Wasteland not being a kind place.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': the Lone Wanderer's mother dies giving birth to him/her; the one scene that they are present in they can't be seen for obvious reasons - it's the [=LW's=] birth. Her presence is felt throughout the game, motivating James to complete their legacy. [[spoiler:Her favorite [[AsTheGoodBookSays Bible passage, Revelations 21:6]], is the passcode to Project Purity]].
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''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'':
** *** The ''Dead Money'' DLC features this trope prominently: two of its main characters have been dead for over two hundred years, and the present story is told almost entirely against the backdrop of what their long-dead relationship created. Via the use of carefully placed audio logs, settings, and recollections of surviving characters, they even manage to have their own complete character development and story arcs.
** *** The ''Honest Hearts'' DLC has Randall Dean Clark, AKA [[CrazySurvivalist the survivalists]], AKA "The Father in the Cave", a former soldier and survivalists from two hundred years ago, who's actions lead to the survival and creation of The Sorrows tribe, who now see him as their god and protector. But, his existence and life story, are only revealed through the myths The Sorrows created around him and the journal entries he left behind, in his many hideouts in the caves.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'': depending on which Sole Survivor the player chooses - either Nate or Nora - the other is killed early on in the prologue. Most players don't let this affect their game much for a number of reasons (chief among them being the fact that most companions are romanceable, a feature missing from earlier games).
*** Somewhere between ''3'' and ''4'', both Elder and Sarah Lyons passed away, leaving the chain of command in the hand of one Arthur Maxson. Brotherhood members will mention them occasionally, but not in a good way.
*** [=MacCready's=] wife Lucy, previously seen in ''Fallout 3'' as a child[[note]]They were ''both'' children, in case you were wondering - it's not creepy[[/note]], was killed by a Feral Ghoul several years before the game takes place. All we know of her life post-''3'' is what [=MacCready=] tells us. Similarly, Cait's abusive and alcoholic parents [[spoiler:were killed by Cait herself as soon as she bought her way out of slavery]].
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