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14th Jun '16 6:55:24 AM erforce
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* In ''Dark Cloud 2'' / ''Dark Chronicle'', Flotsam serves as an early villain, although he's quickly put on a bus early on, not to return until the post-game dungeon.

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* In ''VideoGame/DarkChronicle'' (aka ''Dark Cloud 2'' / ''Dark Chronicle'', 2''), Flotsam serves as an early villain, although he's quickly put on a bus early on, not to return until the post-game dungeon.



* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' EVERYONE who isn't DonkeyKong, Diddy, Cranky, Funky or Dixie (And almost all the animal friends). Candy, Swanky, Kiddie, Chunky, Lanky, Tiny, and Wrinkly [[note]] though likely justified that she's a ghost now [[/note]], even King K. Rool is long replaced. All just vanished. Contrary to popular belief, Nintendo still owns the characters; they just stopped appearing outside of collectible trophies in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' EVERYONE who isn't DonkeyKong, Franchise/DonkeyKong, Diddy, Cranky, Funky or Dixie (And almost all the animal friends). Candy, Swanky, Kiddie, Chunky, Lanky, Tiny, and Wrinkly [[note]] though likely justified that she's a ghost now [[/note]], even King K. Rool is long replaced. All just vanished. Contrary to popular belief, Nintendo still owns the characters; they just stopped appearing outside of collectible trophies in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.
10th Jun '16 2:09:41 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** To [[spoiler:[[{{Badass}} Jack Rakan]]]], being [[spoiler:erased from existence]] [[BeyondTheImpossible is being]] put on a bus[[spoiler:, and his [[TheBusCameBack bus came back.]]]]

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** To [[spoiler:[[{{Badass}} Jack Rakan]]]], [[spoiler:[Jack Rakan]], being [[spoiler:erased from existence]] [[BeyondTheImpossible is being]] put on a bus[[spoiler:, and his [[TheBusCameBack bus came back.]]]]
24th May '16 7:11:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The Vehicle ''{{Voltron}}'' and everything to do with it seems to have been put on a bus. The only reason seems to be that it just wasn't as popular as the one with the lions. However, references to the Drule empire still pop up from time to time.

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* The Vehicle ''{{Voltron}}'' ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' and everything to do with it seems to have been put on a bus. The only reason seems to be that it just wasn't as popular as the one with the lions. However, references to the Drule empire still pop up from time to time.
22nd May '16 5:58:21 PM lakingsif
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** Halfway through season 6 Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) move to Michigan to start a family.
** At the beginning of season 6 Andy (Chris Pratt) is taking a job in London for a time as Pratt was busy filming GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. TheBusCameBack though.

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** Halfway through season 6 Ann (Rashida Jones) (Creator/RashidaJones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) move to Michigan to start a family.
** At the beginning of season 6 Andy (Chris Pratt) (Creator/ChrisPratt) is taking a job in London for a time as Pratt was busy filming GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. TheBusCameBack though.
4th May '16 4:55:05 PM nombretomado
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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, [[CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-ti]] and Douchy McNitpick have both been put on a bus. Interestingly both their departures are loosely connected. Though WebVideo/{{Ask That Guy|WithTheGlasses}} and Videogame Confessions have been so long since they were updated, one could say the same for Ask That Guy (the host) and Dominic.

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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, [[CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-ti]] and Douchy McNitpick have both been put on a bus. Interestingly both their departures are loosely connected. Though WebVideo/{{Ask That Guy|WithTheGlasses}} and Videogame Confessions have been so long since they were updated, one could say the same for Ask That Guy (the host) and Dominic.
26th Apr '16 4:08:48 PM TVRulezAgain
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* In ''series/Zoey101'', Chase is put on a plane to England for almost the entire last season, until his brief return in the finale.

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* In ''series/Zoey101'', ''Series/Zoey101'', Chase is put on a plane to England for almost the entire last season, until his brief return in the finale.



* Tsunami tried to rid LLF of Reina Vampira by literally stuffing her on a bus and sending her away. It didn't work, as the driver rejected Tsunami's ticket.

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* Tsunami tried to rid LLF of Reina Vampira by literally stuffing her on a bus and sending her away. It didn't work, as the driver rejected Tsunami's ticket.
24th Apr '16 12:45:54 AM BNSF1995
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** Additionally, due to the Visual Novel Origin of the series, characters will often be put on short bus trips for the story arcs that don't concern them. Examples include Sunohara's whereabouts in the Kotomi arc, Nagisa at several points in the story, Kotomi, Ryou, and Kyou in the Miyazawa arc, and Miyazawa in almost every arc besides her own and the "Absent Nagisa" storylines.

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** Additionally, due to the Visual Novel Origin of the series, characters will often be put on short bus trips for the story arcs that don't concern them. Examples include Sunohara's whereabouts in the Kotomi arc, Nagisa at several points in the story, story (which actually was displayed and had a visible impact on Tomoya, as he was hounded by the rest of the harem in that timeframe), Kotomi, Ryou, and Kyou in the Miyazawa arc, and Miyazawa in almost every arc besides her own and the "Absent Nagisa" storylines.
20th Apr '16 8:15:32 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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* Drachma, Gilder, and Enrique in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia''. The Valuan Generals as well.
14th Apr '16 10:53:20 PM FordPrefect
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* Whenever a wrestler gets injured, ({{Kayfabe}} or not) they will be put on a bus. Conversely, if some other real life issue forces them to take a break, the writers will sometimes have them suffer a Kayfabe injury as a way of explaining their prolonged absence.

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* Whenever a wrestler gets injured, injured ({{Kayfabe}} or not) not), they will be put on a bus. Conversely, if some other real life issue forces them to take a break, the writers will sometimes have them suffer a Kayfabe injury as a way of explaining their prolonged absence.
5th Apr '16 10:16:37 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':



* A great deal of minor characters in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' are frequently brought back after being sent off, including Duke Devlin, Mai Valentine, Serenity Wheeler, and countless others. But then, almost every season a new duel tournament begins, so they have a semi-genuine reason to bring back the old characters all at once.
** In Season 3, the Ishtars board a plane home to Egypt and return in the final season.
* Daichi/Bastion Misawa of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' got put on a bus partway through season 2, after freeing himself from the recruiting cult's [[MoreThanMindControl brainwashing]], done through a ShoutOut to the original EurekaMoment. [[BrainBleach At least the dub edited in a pair of underwear...]]
** He returned next season to give some ExpoSpeak and a little TechnoBabble... and got put on a bus all over again. And he started out as a major character, too, before being DemotedToExtra. Poor guy practically had a bus pass.

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* A great deal of minor characters in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' are frequently brought back after being sent off, including Duke Devlin, Mai Valentine, Serenity Wheeler, and countless others. But then, almost every season a new duel tournament begins, so they have a semi-genuine reason to bring back the old characters all at once.
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once. In Season 3, the Ishtars board a plane home to Egypt and return in the final season.
* Daichi/Bastion Misawa of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' got put on a bus partway through season 2, after freeing himself from the recruiting cult's [[MoreThanMindControl brainwashing]], done through a ShoutOut to the original EurekaMoment. [[BrainBleach At least the dub edited in a pair of underwear...]]
**
]] He returned next season to give some ExpoSpeak and a little TechnoBabble... and got put on a bus all over again. And he started out as a major character, too, before being DemotedToExtra. Poor guy practically had a bus pass.



* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' Leorio and Kurapika, two of the main characters we're put in a bus for years! Fortunately, they both have been seen in later chapters.

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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' ''Manga/HunterXHunter'':
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Leorio and Kurapika, two of the main characters we're were put in a bus for years! Fortunately, they both have been seen in later chapters.



* The most prominent example in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is Yamato who is put on a bus since the beginning of the [[spoiler:Fourth Shinobi World War]]. He doesn't show up again until Chapter 677.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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The most prominent example in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is Yamato Yamato, who is put on a bus since the beginning of the [[spoiler:Fourth Shinobi World War]]. He doesn't show up again until Chapter 677.



* In ''Manga/{{Beyblade}}'', all teams who weren't the Bladebreakers in season 1 were put on a bus in season 2. [[TheBusCameBack most of them come back]] in season 3, but mostly imcomplete and DemotedToExtra. The teams introduced in season 2 disappeared before season 3.

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* In ''Manga/{{Beyblade}}'', ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'', all teams who weren't the Bladebreakers in season 1 were put on a bus in season 2. [[TheBusCameBack most of them come back]] in season 3, but mostly imcomplete and DemotedToExtra. The teams introduced in season 2 disappeared before season 3.



* In ''series/zoey101'', Chase is put on a plane to England for almost the entire last season, until his brief return in the finale.
* Many in "series/TeenWolf", including Jackson, Isaac, Derek, Aiden, Ethan, Deaton's sister, Danny, Gerard...

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* In ''series/zoey101'', ''series/Zoey101'', Chase is put on a plane to England for almost the entire last season, until his brief return in the finale.
* Many in "series/TeenWolf", "Series/TeenWolf", including Jackson, Isaac, Derek, Aiden, Ethan, Deaton's sister, Danny, Gerard...






* In the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series Bowser's children, The Koopalings, were gone for nearly 10 years before they reappeared in [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga the first Mario & Luigi game]]. They then disappeared another ''six'' years before their next role in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii.''

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* In the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series Bowser's children, ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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The Koopalings, Koopalings were gone for nearly 10 years before they reappeared in [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga the first Mario & Luigi game]]. They then disappeared another ''six'' years before their next role in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii.''



* Several ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' characters have disappeared over time, never making it past their first game. It's most apparent in the first installment of the series, both the {{Nintendo 64}} and UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube one.
** Actually it seems they were put into storage, so the developers would have extras on hand for later installments. As a couple villagers in AnimalCrossingNewLeaf haven't been seen since the original, while others from earlier games have been removed. (Whom we'll likely see again in next game or so)

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* Several ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' characters have disappeared over time, never making it past their first game. It's most apparent in the first installment of the series, both the {{Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} and UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube one.
** Actually it
one. It seems they were put into storage, so the developers would have extras on hand for later installments. As a couple villagers in AnimalCrossingNewLeaf ''New Leaf'' haven't been seen since the original, while others from earlier games have been removed. (Whom we'll likely see again in next game or so)



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' features a perfect example of this trope in its second season finale when Hawkgirl resigns from the Justice League and flies off to go soul searching. Sure enough, she returns at the end of season three when she discovers Solomon Grundy may have come back from the dead.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** ''Justice League''
features a perfect example of this trope in its second season finale when Hawkgirl resigns from the Justice League and flies off to go soul searching. Sure enough, she returns at the end of season three when she discovers Solomon Grundy may have come back from the dead.



* Brick Flagg from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', and Miss Go did one on Kim too.

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* Brick Flagg from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', and Miss Go did one on Kim too.''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.



* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' takes this to the extreme by having the character, Phil Sebben, not only be put on a bus, but be hit by one as well.
** Only to return driving the bus himself BACKWARDS, across North America and under water no less, then runs over Harvey with it thus putting the entire show on the bus. "HA HA HAAAA! Final episode stunt casting!"
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''

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* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' takes this to the extreme by having the character, Phil Sebben, not only be put on a bus, but be hit by one as well.
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well, only to return driving the bus himself BACKWARDS, across North America and under water no less, then runs over Harvey with it thus putting the entire show on the bus. "HA HA HAAAA! Final episode stunt casting!"
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'':



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':



* Buster Baxter on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' went on a year long trip around the world with his dad whom he doesn't spend much time with since he and his mom are divorced; he returns in the season opener.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
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Buster Baxter on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' Baxte went on a year long trip around the world with his dad whom he doesn't spend much time with since he and his mom are divorced; he returns in the season opener.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Princess Luna nearly suffered ChuckCunninghamSyndrome when she vanished after the second episode, and was never seen or even mentioned again in the season. However, she returns in the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed fourth episode]] of Season 2.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Princess Luna nearly suffered ChuckCunninghamSyndrome when she vanished after the second episode, and was never seen or even mentioned again in the season. However, she returns in the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed fourth episode]] of Season 2.



** Babs Seed seemed to be set up for more appearances following her introduction and reappearance in ''Apple Family Reunion''. However she hasn't been seen since the third season even though, like Queen Chrysalis, she made more appearances in the comic book.
*** [[spoiler:The fact Babs got her Cutie Mark off screen in "Bloom and Gloom" makes things look even more worse]].

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** Babs Seed seemed to be set up for more appearances following her introduction and reappearance in ''Apple Family Reunion''. However she hasn't been seen since the third season even though, like Queen Chrysalis, she made more appearances in the comic book.
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book. [[spoiler:The fact Babs got her Cutie Mark off screen in "Bloom and Gloom" makes things look even more worse]].



* When Toonami came back, TOM 4 was subjected to this as a new version of TOM 3, TOM 3.5, was the host. However, TOM 4 did make a cameo talking to TOM 3/5. [[spoiler: Then was subjected to a BusCrash as WesternAnimation/TheIntruder [[WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII returns]] and proceeds to gloat about adding TOM 4 to his body count.]]

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* When Toonami Creator/{{Toonami}} came back, TOM 4 was subjected to this as a new version of TOM 3, TOM 3.5, was the host. However, TOM 4 did make a cameo talking to TOM 3/5. [[spoiler: Then was subjected to a BusCrash as WesternAnimation/TheIntruder [[WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII returns]] and proceeds to gloat about adding TOM 4 to his body count.]]


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* M. Bellum isn't in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016''. The in-series reason is that she's taking a ''long'' vacation. WordOfGod is that "Ms. Bellum wasn't quite indicative of the kind of message we wanted to be giving out", which is vague but probably has to do with her being MsFanservice. The Mayor is still a character but he lacks a StraightMan.
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