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26th Mar '17 2:03:57 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E18TwinSuns "Twin Suns"]], [[spoiler:the sum total of Luke Skywalker's actual presence in the episode is a distant cameo in the last scene as Obi-Wan watches. He's never even mentioned by name. Nevertheless, he's the reason Obi-Wan is on Tatooine at all, and a major factor in his decision to confront Maul. The final exchange between Obi-Wan and Maul emphasizes Luke's importance, as Maul believes he will avenge those who have died at the hands of the Sith.]]



** In season 4 Pink Diamond is similar, but has been gone for over 5,000 years by the start of the story [[spoiler:having been shattered by Rose Quartz]] but her presence resounds throughout the story through other character's reactions to her death, in particular her "sisters" Yellow and Blue Diamond and their methods of coping with her loss.[[/folder]]

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** In season 4 Pink Diamond is similar, but has been gone for over 5,000 years by the start of the story [[spoiler:having been shattered by Rose Quartz]] but her presence resounds throughout the story through other character's reactions to her death, in particular her "sisters" Yellow and Blue Diamond and their methods of coping with her loss.loss.
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13th Mar '17 7:50:54 PM Katsuhagi
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* Rose Quartz, Steven's MissingMom in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[DeathByChildbirth gave up her physical form to give birth to him]], but her presence is still very much felt and the show spends quite a bit of time showing how the other characters react to her absence. Additionally, since Steven ''is'' Rose in a sense she could be said to be there despite this. [[/folder]]

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* Rose Quartz, Steven's MissingMom in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[DeathByChildbirth gave up her physical form to give birth to him]], but her presence is still very much felt and the show spends quite a bit of time showing how the other characters react to her absence. Additionally, since Steven ''is'' Rose in a sense she could be said to be there despite this.
** In season 4 Pink Diamond is similar, but has been gone for over 5,000 years by the start of the story [[spoiler:having been shattered by Rose Quartz]] but her presence resounds throughout the story through other character's reactions to her death, in particular her "sisters" Yellow and Blue Diamond and their methods of coping with her loss.
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25th Jan '17 9:34:31 AM DannWoolf
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** Goku's second death has long-term consequences for some of the cast. Gohan gives up fighting to study, Chi-Chi mellows out and trains Goten, and Bulma and Vegeta gets married.

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** Goku's second death has long-term consequences for some of the cast. Gohan gives up fighting to study, Chi-Chi mellows out and trains Goten, and Bulma and Vegeta gets get married.
1st Nov '16 7:10:46 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Likewise, Uncle Ben in ''{{Spider-Man}}''
* The Comedian in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''

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* Likewise, Uncle Ben in ''{{Spider-Man}}''
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* The Comedian in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.
10th Aug '16 12:31:33 AM leraluna
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* In a ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Catelyn Stark believes there are two ghosts who haunt her otherwise happy marriage with Ned: his late older brother Brandon, whom she was initially set to marry, and Jon Snow's mother, whom she fears Ned loved more than her.
5th Jul '16 6:14:24 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Podcast/AliceIsntDead'', the titular Alice disappeared and sent her wife, the unnamed Narrator, into a spiral of grief believing she had died. After she discovers that Alice, well, [[TitleDrop isn't dead]] after seeing her in the background of a new report she sets off to try and find her by getting a job with the shipping company Alice had mysterious ties to, and frequently addresses her over the CB radio that acts as the FramingDevice for the show.

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* In ''Podcast/AliceIsntDead'', the titular Alice disappeared and sent her wife, the unnamed Narrator, into a spiral of grief believing she had died. After she discovers that Alice, well, [[TitleDrop isn't dead]] after seeing her in the background of a new news report she sets off to try and find her by getting a job with the shipping company Alice had mysterious ties to, and frequently addresses her over the CB radio that acts as the FramingDevice for the show.
13th Jun '16 4:49:19 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'', the withdrawal of Empress Diva'ratrika from public life after the Nidraa'chal War in the story's prologue has huge consequences for the plot, with Diva's daughters and the various clans of Chel'el'sussolth vying to fill the power gap. Especially since it's revealed early on that [[spoiler:Diva is actually dead and has been since the tail end of the war at her own daughter's hands, and when she starts having a direct effect on the plot again it's via GrandTheftMe of her servant in a last-ditch attempt to escape the confinement her daughters put her in]].

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* In ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'', the withdrawal of Empress Diva'ratrika from public life after the Nidraa'chal War in the story's prologue has huge consequences for the plot, with Diva's daughters and the various clans of Chel'el'sussolth vying to fill the power gap. This is very apparent at the clan meeting where [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5778 her]] [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5785 empty throne]] is focused on repeatedly. Especially since it's revealed early on that [[spoiler:Diva is actually dead and has been since the tail end of the war at her own daughter's hands, and when she starts having a direct effect on the plot again it's via GrandTheftMe of her servant in a last-ditch attempt to escape the confinement her daughters put her in]].
13th Jun '16 4:44:31 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'', the withdrawal of Empress Diva'ratrika from public life after the Nidraa'chal War in the story's prologue has huge consequences for the plot, with Diva's daughters and the various clans of Chel'el'sussolth vying to fill the power gap. Especially since it's revealed early on that [[spoiler:Diva is actually dead and has been since the tail end of the war at her own daughter's hands, and when she starts having a direct effect on the plot again it's via GrandTheftMe of her servant in a last-ditch attempt to escape the confinement her daughters put her in]].
10th Jun '16 2:10:02 PM Katsuhagi
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* Pepper Potts in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is absent from Tony's life, since he explains that the two of them are "taking a break" from their relationship. It helps explain why Tony's mental state throughout the film is even [[TraumaCongaLine more fragile than usual]].

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* Pepper Potts in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is absent from Tony's life, since he explains that the two of them are "taking a break" from their relationship.relationship following the end of ''{{Film/Iron Man 3}}'' since Tony was unable to stop being Iron Man. It helps explain why Tony's mental state throughout the film is even [[TraumaCongaLine more fragile than usual]].
27th May '16 12:06:54 AM Ramona122003
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** Krillin is murdered at the very end of the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, kicking off the King Piccolo Saga. From there, Krillin's death drives Goku on his quest for revenge.
*** Krillin falls into this again during the Frieza Saga. After Frieza is nearly killed by the Spirit Bomb, he picks off Goku's friends until he kills Krillin. The murder of his best friend causes Goku to [[NiceJobFixingItVillain become a Super Saiyan]].

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** Krillin is murdered at the very end of the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, kicking off the King Piccolo Saga. From there, Krillin's death drives Goku on his quest for revenge.
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revenge. Krillin then falls into this again during the Frieza Saga. After Frieza is nearly killed by the Spirit Bomb, he picks off Goku's friends until he kills Krillin. The murder of his best friend causes Goku to [[NiceJobFixingItVillain become a Super Saiyan]].



** From the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' TV Special ''History of Trunks'', Goku's absence is greatly felt. He dies within the first minute of the special leaving a gaping wound as the other heroes are mercilessly killed off by the androids. Gohan wears a replica of his father's gi in his memory and Bulma often talks about him, saying how he could have changed things if he had lived. A big part of the special is Bulma making the time machine to give Goku the medicine that will save his life.
*** In the same special, Piccolo's death is also a big plot point. With his final death, the Dragon Ball are forever render inert, [[KilledOffForReal making all deaths permanent]].

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** From the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' TV Special ''History of Trunks'', Goku's absence is greatly felt. He dies within the first minute of the special leaving a gaping wound as the other heroes are mercilessly killed off by the androids. Gohan wears a replica of his father's gi in his memory and Bulma often talks about him, saying how he could have changed things if he had lived. A big part of the special is Bulma making the time machine to give Goku the medicine that will save his life.
*** In the same special,
life. Piccolo's death is also a big plot point. With his final death, the Dragon Ball are forever render inert, [[KilledOffForReal making all deaths permanent]].
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