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10th Aug '17 8:46:07 AM Skylentt
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* In ''Manga/DGrayman'' main character Lavi was put on a bus for two story arcs. He was kidnapped by the Noah and his fate is still unknown at this date. This is especially bad with the hiatus and infrequent releases with which Lavi has been missing for '''six''' real world years.
6th Aug '17 4:17:25 PM Dibol
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* Because of the lengthy time gaps between "days" and the high turnover at CTU and other government agencies, characters' disappearances on ''Series/TwentyFour'' are usually {{justified|Trope}}. However, one notable exception is Milo Pressman, who vanished without any explanation -- though he was referred to at least once later on -- in the middle of Day 1 when actor Eric Balfour unexpectedly left the show. He would then reappear as a full-time CTU employee in Season 6 [[spoiler:only to be killed in the day's final hours]]. Tony Almeida was effectively "put on a bus" in the middle of Season 5 for his return into Season 7, while Charles Logan was "put on a bus" during the middle of Season 6 for his return to Season 8.

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* Because of the lengthy time gaps between "days" and the high turnover at CTU and other government agencies, characters' disappearances on ''Series/TwentyFour'' are usually {{justified|Trope}}. However, one notable exception is Milo Pressman, who vanished without any explanation -- though he was referred to at least once later on -- in the middle of Day 1 when actor Eric Balfour unexpectedly left the show. He would then reappear as a full-time CTU employee in Season 6 [[spoiler:only to be killed in the day's final hours]].hours]] at [[KilledByRequest: the actor's request]]. Tony Almeida was effectively "put on a bus" in the middle of Season 5 for his return into Season 7, while Charles Logan was "put on a bus" during the middle of Season 6 for his return to Season 8.


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* ''Series/TheBlacklist'': In the final few episodes of the third season, Elizabeth Keen was at one point [[FakingTheDead killed off for apparent shock value]]. Due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot actress Megan Boone's real life pregnancy]], this fake death was added in to facilitate Boone's maternity leave until she was available for filming future episodes from the third season's finale and onwards.
31st Jul '17 6:57:47 AM MagiMecha
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* Pepper Potts basically disappeared from the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse after ''Film/IronMan3'', and was only mentioned in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', before ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' finally revealed that she had broken up with Tony. This is presumably because Creator/GwynethPaltrow took a break from acting after ''Iron Man 3'' to focus on her company.

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* Pepper Potts basically disappeared from the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse after ''Film/IronMan3'', and was only mentioned in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', before ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' finally revealed that she had broken up with Tony. This is presumably because Creator/GwynethPaltrow took a break from acting after ''Iron Man 3'' to focus on her company. [[spoiler:She reappears in a cameo in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', working with Tony again and accepting a marriage proposal from him when his attempt to induct Peter into the Avengers is shot down by Peter himself.]]
31st Jul '17 6:51:20 AM MagiMecha
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** Tien and Chiaotzu were put on a permanent bus after the Cell arc. They got a few cameos each afterwards, but for the most part, this bus stayed out of town.

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** Tien and Chiaotzu were put on a permanent bus after the Cell arc. They got a few cameos each afterwards, but for the most part, this bus stayed out of town. They came back for ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', but only Tien returned for ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF''. The same remained true for the ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' adaptations, with the two disappearing for the Future Trunks Saga, then returning for the Universe Survival Saga, though with Tien more than Chiaotzu.



** Android 17 was put on a bus after being absorbed by Cell. The bus came back in GT when he merged with a clone and became the main villain. Afterwards, he was never seen again. [[spoiler:The most recent introduction for Dragon Ball Super hints that 17's bus may be coming back.]]

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** Android 17 was put on a bus after being absorbed by Cell. The bus came back in GT when he merged with a clone and became the main villain. Afterwards, he was never seen again. [[spoiler:The most recent introduction for Dragon Ball Super hints that 17's bus may be coming back.]]He returns in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''[='s=] Universal Survival Saga



** Launch is put in a bus in the first saga of DBZ. She's last seen getting drunk a bar, but makes a very brief cameo appearance in the Kid Buu saga giving Goku energy with the other earthlings. In the manga, she was put on a bus after the DB portion, and remains absent for the rest of the series.

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** Launch is put in a bus in the first saga of DBZ. She's last seen getting drunk a bar, but makes a very brief cameo appearance in the Kid Buu saga giving Goku energy with the other earthlings. In the manga, she was put on a bus after the DB portion, and remains absent for the rest of the series. WordOfGod states that Akira Toriyama had planned to bring Launch back for the Buu Saga ending, but forgot how to draw her, specifically asking Toei to toss her in for the animated adaptation.
6th Jul '17 3:38:59 PM kazokuhouou
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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' has done this with several of its supporting characters over time. Candice and her family were once nearly as important to the strip as Kevin and Kell themselves, but eventually she was outsourced to New Zealand and hasn't been heard from since, barring a cameo at Lindesfarne's wedding. The Ursuls, of whom Marjorie was Kell's best friend for the early years of the strip, moved to Florida and new best friend Aby moved into their house -- they've also not been seen since. Marjorie's daughter, son in law, and grandson Harcourt initially went with them,
but later they [[TheBusCameBack came back]]. Lindesfarne's best friend Tammy Tussock and her husband Ray moved to a lighthouse, and while they were important to one more storyline after the move, they've only made sporadic appearances since, most recently at the early stages of Lindesfarne's pregnancy. Rudy's rival [[spoiler: and half brother]] Vin Vulpin spent years constantly being an antagonist to Rudy, then in the end ran away to the Wild to escape criminal charges and hasn't been seen since, barring one cameo [[spoiler: in which we find out he's now got a mate and three kits, and has so assimilated to the Wild that he's forgotten his name]]. Then again, longtime readers of Bill Holbrook's two syndicated strips should be well aware of his tendency to rotate the cast - both of those strips have managed almost a complete cast turnover, including their main characters.

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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' has done this with several of its supporting characters over time. Candice and her family were once nearly as important to the strip as Kevin and Kell themselves, but eventually she was outsourced to New Zealand and hasn't been heard from since, barring a cameo at Lindesfarne's wedding. The Ursuls, of whom Marjorie was Kell's best friend for the early years of the strip, moved to Florida and new best friend Aby moved into their house -- they've also not been seen since. Marjorie's daughter, son in law, and grandson Harcourt initially went with them,
them, but later they [[TheBusCameBack came back]]. Lindesfarne's best friend Tammy Tussock and her husband Ray moved to a lighthouse, and while they were important to one more storyline after the move, they've only made sporadic appearances since, most recently at the early stages of Lindesfarne's pregnancy. Rudy's rival [[spoiler: and half brother]] Vin Vulpin spent years constantly being an antagonist to Rudy, then in the end ran away to the Wild to escape criminal charges and hasn't been seen since, barring one cameo [[spoiler: in which we find out he's now got a mate and three kits, and has so assimilated to the Wild that he's forgotten his name]]. Then again, longtime readers of Bill Holbrook's two syndicated strips should be well aware of his tendency to rotate the cast - both of those strips have managed almost a complete cast turnover, including their main characters.
6th Jul '17 3:38:25 PM kazokuhouou
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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' has done this with several of its supporting characters over time. Candice and her family were once nearly as important to the strip as Kevin and Kell themselves, but eventually she was outsourced to New Zealand and hasn't been heard from since. The Ursuls, of whom Marjorie was Kell's best friend for the early years of the strip, moved to Florida and new best friend Aby moved into their house -- they've also not been seen since. Lindesfarne's best friend Tammy Tussock and her husband Ray moved to a lighthouse, and while they were important to one more storyline after the move, they have been MIA since. Then again, longtime readers of Bill Holbrook's two syndicated strips should be well aware of his tendency to rotate the cast - both of those strips have managed almost a complete cast turnover, including their main characters.

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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' has done this with several of its supporting characters over time. Candice and her family were once nearly as important to the strip as Kevin and Kell themselves, but eventually she was outsourced to New Zealand and hasn't been heard from since.since, barring a cameo at Lindesfarne's wedding. The Ursuls, of whom Marjorie was Kell's best friend for the early years of the strip, moved to Florida and new best friend Aby moved into their house -- they've also not been seen since. Marjorie's daughter, son in law, and grandson Harcourt initially went with them,
but later they [[TheBusCameBack came back]].
Lindesfarne's best friend Tammy Tussock and her husband Ray moved to a lighthouse, and while they were important to one more storyline after the move, they have they've only made sporadic appearances since, most recently at the early stages of Lindesfarne's pregnancy. Rudy's rival [[spoiler: and half brother]] Vin Vulpin spent years constantly being an antagonist to Rudy, then in the end ran away to the Wild to escape criminal charges and hasn't been MIA since.seen since, barring one cameo [[spoiler: in which we find out he's now got a mate and three kits, and has so assimilated to the Wild that he's forgotten his name]]. Then again, longtime readers of Bill Holbrook's two syndicated strips should be well aware of his tendency to rotate the cast - both of those strips have managed almost a complete cast turnover, including their main characters.
22nd Jun '17 6:59:20 AM gb00393
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** The Greatjon doesn't appear in Season 2, neither does he appear in Season 3 onward, either. Justified via a Season 2 DVD extra: Robb sent him to liberate the Riverlands while he pushed into the Westerlands.
12th Jun '17 8:10:42 AM Fuyumoto
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* [[TheEvilPrince Rinshō]] of ''Mikado no Shihō'' receives this treatment after his plan of usurping his brother's throne is exposed in the first chapter [[spoiler: and [[TheBusCameBack returns]] near the end, being the one advising the emperor of Roku to wage war against Shō in the first place.]]
5th Jun '17 3:51:33 PM Sammettik
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* Since Wild World was for a system that was much less powerful than the system the last game was on, only 132 out of the 318 villagers from the original ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' had to be cut. Even some special characters didn't make a return to Wild World.
** Wisp actually had this trope happen to him twice. After he didn't return in Wild World, he returned in City Folk, only to not return again in New Leaf. (However, there will be an update for New Leaf this fall that will return him)

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* Since Wild World was for a system that was much less powerful than the system the last game was on, only 132 out roughly half of the 318 villagers from the original ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' had to be cut. Even some special characters didn't make a return to Wild World.
** Wisp actually had this trope happen to him twice. After he didn't return in Wild World, he returned in City Folk, only to not return again in New Leaf. (However, there will be an update However, he was added back in for New Leaf this fall that will return him)the Amiibo update.



*** Champ is the only villager not from the original game or its updates to ever be cut, being absent from New Leaf. Coincidentally, the identical-looking Porter returns in New Leaf, leading to theories that Champ and Porter are the same person. (This, however, has been debunked since the Wii U app Animal Crossing Plaza shows that Porter's birthday is completely different from Champ's, so maybe Champ is that very minor monkey conducting the train?)
*** Frillard, Dr. Shrunk's mentor, has only ever appeared in City Folk. Dr. Shrunk sometimes says in New Leaf that he misses him, implying that he may have passed away after City Folk. (I mean, Frillard once implied he was 110 years old)

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*** Champ is the only villager not from the original game or its updates to ever be cut, being absent from New Leaf. Coincidentally, the identical-looking Porter returns in New Leaf, leading to theories that Champ and Porter are the same person. (This, however, has been debunked since the Wii U app Animal Crossing Plaza shows that Porter's birthday is completely different from Champ's, so maybe Champ is that very minor monkey conducting the train?)
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*** Frillard, Dr. Shrunk's mentor, has only ever appeared in City Folk. Dr. Shrunk sometimes says in New Leaf that he misses him, implying that he may have passed away after City Folk. (I mean, Frillard once implied he was 110 years old)
23rd May '17 11:52:12 AM gb00393
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** Ghost gave the crew some trouble during Seasons 2 and 3, where it's often unclear where he is. He finally returns in "Oathkeeper" during Season 4, where it's revealed he's been trapped by the Night's Watch mutineers.
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