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25th Jun '16 10:10:43 AM ThatBitterTase
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** Despite this, [[AmbiguouslyHuman Steven]] is still running around...
25th Jun '16 10:00:47 AM ThatBitterTase
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** Sadly, this happens to a hero from the same part, as well. [[spoiler:F.F. refuses Jolyne's offer to take the Foo Fighters disc when she dies, on the grounds that even if it were inserted into something else, it wouldn't be her.]] As such, in line with that request, [[spoiler:there is no counterpart for F.F. in the new reality]].
17th Jun '16 6:33:44 PM Doug86
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** The anime adaptation's [[spoiler: exclusive 25th episode OVA shows, however, that Daru will eventually meet up with Suzuha's mother and she'll be born 7 years later in 2017. Her disappearance in the series is because only that particular version of her (a ShellShockedVeteran of UsefulNotes/WorldWarIII) never comes to be.]]

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** The anime adaptation's [[spoiler: exclusive 25th episode OVA shows, however, that Daru will eventually meet up with Suzuha's mother and she'll be born 7 years later in 2017. Her disappearance in the series is because only that particular version of her (a ShellShockedVeteran of UsefulNotes/WorldWarIII) WorldWarIII) never comes to be.]]
13th Jun '16 1:32:02 PM narm00
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* Linda Park, the wife of the third ComicBook/TheFlash, was {{Ret Gone}}d by a supervillain at her ''wedding'', just before vows were exchanged. The groom found himself at home, confused and vaguely aware that something was missing, but unable to figure out what it was. Eventually (a year and a half later) she was restored to her proper place and the ceremony resumed.

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* Linda Park, the wife of Wally West, the third ComicBook/TheFlash, was {{Ret Gone}}d by a supervillain at her ''wedding'', just before vows were exchanged. The groom found himself at home, confused and vaguely aware that something was missing, but unable to figure out what it was. Eventually (a year and a half later) she was restored to her proper place and the ceremony resumed.



** In ComicBook/DCRebirth, it's revealed Wally got {{Ret Gone}}d following ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', thrown out of time until he could find a way back to reality. Unfortunately, he [[spoiler:and Linda both lost a few years of their lives... which included their marriage]].



* [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy's]] (again) {{Retcon}}-ed origin involved her being cursed by a character called the Dark Angel to live [[DiabolusExMachina a life full of pain and suffering]], with her life being restarted and erased from the world's memory --again-- when Donna was at her lowest. (In the most recent case, the death of her ex-husband and son, coupled with the loss of her powers). Hippolyta (the Wonder Woman at the time) and her Teen Titans teammate Wally West (TheFlash) remembered her due to being outside the timestream when it was rewritten, and Donna was restored to her previous form, complete with powers (because they used Wally's memories to restore her, and he remembered her best with her Wonder Girl powers).

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* [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy's]] (again) {{Retcon}}-ed origin involved her being cursed by a character called the Dark Angel to live [[DiabolusExMachina a life full of pain and suffering]], with her life being restarted and erased from the world's memory --again-- when Donna was at her lowest. (In the most recent case, the death of her ex-husband and son, coupled with the loss of her powers). Hippolyta (the Wonder Woman at the time) and her Teen Titans teammate Wally West (TheFlash) (Franchise/TheFlash) remembered her due to being outside the timestream when it was rewritten, and Donna was restored to her previous form, complete with powers (because they used Wally's memories to restore her, and he remembered her best with her Wonder Girl powers).



* Implied in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}''. The Jack of Fables and Fables crossover even has the villain doing this to Little Black Sambo; after Revise had more or less done this to him by censoring his myth.

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* Implied in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}''. The Jack of Fables and Fables crossover even has the villain doing this to Little Black Sambo; Sambo, after Revise had more or less done this to him by censoring his myth.



*** [[spoiler:He ended up in the time of ComicBook/JonahHex...]]

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*** [[spoiler:He ended up in getting collected by Brainiac, leading into the time events of ComicBook/JonahHex...''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}''.]]
11th Jun '16 4:12:29 PM nombretomado
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* This happens to Kahlan in the last three novels in the SwordOfTruth series. Richard is the only one who remembers her, including herself; Kahlan, in an interesting twist, is rendered amnesiac and is kept as a scullery maid by those who {{Ret Gone}}d her.

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* This happens to Kahlan in the last three novels in the SwordOfTruth Literature/SwordOfTruth series. Richard is the only one who remembers her, including herself; Kahlan, in an interesting twist, is rendered amnesiac and is kept as a scullery maid by those who {{Ret Gone}}d her.
27th May '16 1:09:00 PM Unicorndance
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A character seems to vanish off the face of the earth. Sometimes people just disappear, but this is something more. People who should know about it aren't even sure who the person was. Photos look the same, but without them in. Their loved ones either don't exist at all, or are in love with someone else. They never existed. They're not just gone, they're Ret Gone.

Of course, it's hard to write stories about people who don't exist, so there is normally at least one person who [[RippleEffectProofMemory remembers the disappeared character's life]]. Mostly, this will be someone close to the character, such as their friends or family (and it's often just one person) who will do their best to find evidence, while convincing themselves and others that they're [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness not crazy]].

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A character seems to vanish off the face of the earth. Sometimes people [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome just disappear, disappear]], but this is [[TheSameButMore something more. more.]] People who should know about it aren't even sure who the person was. Photos look the same, but without them in. Their loved ones LoveInterest 's either don't exist at all, or are in love with someone else. They never existed. They're not just gone, they're Ret Gone.

Of course, it's hard to write stories about people who don't exist, so there is normally at least one person who [[RippleEffectProofMemory remembers the disappeared character's life]]. Mostly, this will be someone close to the character, such as their friends a friend or family member (and it's often just one person) who will do their best to find evidence, while convincing themselves and others that they're [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness not crazy]].
26th May '16 5:24:45 AM ChronoLegion
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Journeyman}}'' has Dan accidentally leave a digital camera in the early [[TheEighties 80s]]. He returns home to not only find a [[TimelineAlteringMacGuffin more advanced technological level]] (including newspapers that play video and holographic screens) but a daughter instead of a son. Since he remembers the night his son was originally conceived, he asks his wife about it. She explains that they were about to get it on, when he received a call about malfunctioning nano-systems at his work and had to go. They ended up having sex sometime later and conceiving a daughter. He resolves to go back and change things back, despite his wife pleading him not to (as far as she knows, they never had a son, and Dan is about to erase her daughter from existence). He does that anyway and doesn't tell his wife what happened.
26th May '16 5:14:07 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Harrison Wells, aka Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse-Flash, disintegrates into nothingness when [[spoiler:his ancestor, Eddie, kills himself.]] However, since he's such an important part of the timeline, history didn't change and everyone still remembers him. A younger version of him later arrives to trouble the heroes again. [[spoiler:Barry defeats the younger version of Thawne and tries to imprison him forever, but is forced to allow him to return to the future because he became a key part of Cisco/Vibe's origin story. Cisco almost vanished from existence before Thawne was released.]]

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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Harrison Wells, aka Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse-Flash, disintegrates into nothingness when [[spoiler:his ancestor, Eddie, kills himself.]] However, since he's such an important part of the timeline, history didn't change and everyone still remembers him. A younger version of him later arrives to trouble the heroes again. [[spoiler:Barry defeats the younger version of Thawne and tries to imprison him forever, but is forced to allow him to return to the future because he became a key part of Cisco/Vibe's origin story. Cisco almost vanished from existence before Thawne was released.]]]] In Season 2 finale, [[spoiler:Barry goes back and saves his mother from Thawne. He then watches his past self, the one who failed to save her, smile and vanish into thin air]].
26th May '16 5:08:26 AM ChronoLegion
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* The same plot as ''TNG'''s "Remember Me", with a research facility substituted for the ship and virtual reality goggles substituted for a NegativeSpaceWedgie, appeared in the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Games People Play." Much like the TNG episode, it comes down to the ludicrous yet creepy statement that the population of Eureka is "two."

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* The same plot as ''TNG'''s "Remember Me", with a research facility substituted for the ship and virtual reality goggles substituted for a NegativeSpaceWedgie, appeared in the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Games People Play." Much like the TNG episode, it comes down to the ludicrous yet creepy statement that the population of Eureka is "two."" [[spoiler:It turns out that the VR goggles are part of a psychiatric treatment program. In Carter's case, it was trying to get him to accept the thought of his daughter going off to college]].
21st May '16 9:11:55 AM narm00
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** There was a truly heartbreaking Christmas special a couple years after the Crisis where the ghostly superhero Deadman is wondering why he bothers going on when a young woman, who can see him, tells him: "We don't do it for the glory. We don't do it for the recognition... We do it because it needs to be done. Because if we don't, no one else will. And we do it even if no one knows what we've done. Even if no one knows we exist. Even if no one remembers we ever existed." Then she disappears into the night, but not before Deadman asks her name. [[spoiler:"My name is [[{{Supergirl}} Kara]]. Though I doubt that'll mean anything to you."]]

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** There was a truly heartbreaking Christmas special a couple years after the Crisis where the ghostly superhero Deadman is wondering why he bothers going on when a young woman, who can see him, tells him: "We don't do it for the glory. We don't do it for the recognition... We do it because it needs to be done. Because if we don't, no one else will. And we do it even if no one knows what we've done. Even if no one knows we exist. Even if no one remembers we ever existed." Then she disappears into the night, but not before Deadman asks her name. [[spoiler:"My name is [[{{Supergirl}} [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]]. Though I doubt that'll mean anything to you."]]



* In the conclusion of the original ComicBook/SpiderWoman comic series, this was supposed to happen to Spider Woman. After being unable to return her soul to her body, she requested that her friend Magnus casts a spell that makes everyone forget that she ever existed. In the end... the spell was faulty, and she's BackFromTheDead.
* Comicbook/AnimalMan gave us Comic Book Limbo - a space where all forgotten comics characters goes. As long as they are there, no one will remember them, and everybody will regain their memories abouth them, when writers will drag them from this terrible place and put in their stories.

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* In the conclusion of the original ComicBook/SpiderWoman comic series, this was supposed to happen to Spider Woman.Spider-Woman. After being unable to return her soul to her body, she requested that her friend Magnus casts a spell that makes everyone forget that she ever existed. In the end... the spell was faulty, and she's BackFromTheDead.
* Comicbook/AnimalMan gave us According to Creator/GrantMorrison's DC work, part of DC's multiverse is Comic Book Limbo - Limbo, a space where all forgotten comics characters goes. go. As long as they are there, no one will remember them, and everybody will regain their memories abouth them, about them when writers will drag them from this terrible place and put them in their stories.



* Happens to Gorrila Girl in ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'' spinoff Evil Evolution when she triggers a TemporalParadox to prevent the [[ZombieApocalypse zombie plague]] from spreading to other realities.

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* Happens to Gorrila Gorilla Girl in ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'' spinoff Evil Evolution when she triggers a TemporalParadox to prevent the [[ZombieApocalypse zombie plague]] from spreading to other realities.
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