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1st Jan '18 7:47:56 PM nombretomado
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* Thanks to the ActorExistenceFailure of HeathLedger, The Joker doesn't appear in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. But despite being seen alive and taken into custody at the end of the previous film, his fate isn't alluded to at all, and the other characters go out of their way to not mention him.

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* Thanks to the ActorExistenceFailure of HeathLedger, Creator/HeathLedger, The Joker doesn't appear in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. But despite being seen alive and taken into custody at the end of the previous film, his fate isn't alluded to at all, and the other characters go out of their way to not mention him.
27th Dec '17 12:02:28 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Film/MenInBlackII'' they mention Dr. Laurel Weaver (Linda Fiorentino) once just to "explain" why she isn't with them and then drop the whole thing.
* They briefly mention in ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' that Xander Cage from [[Film/XXx the first movie]] was (allegedly) killed and that's why there's a new xXx. There was even a scene filmed with Cage being blown up in an attack by the sequel's villains, resulting in the tattooed chuck on his neck landing in front of the camera, just to thoroughly avert HesJustHiding. Smart choice not to include that in the final cut, since they brought Xander back for another movie.

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* In ''Film/MenInBlackII'' they mention Dr. Laurel Weaver (Linda Fiorentino) once just to "explain" why she isn't with them and then drop the whole thing.
thing. According to the producers, Fiorentino was too difficult to work with to bring back.,
* They briefly mention in ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' that Xander Cage from [[Film/XXx the first movie]] was (allegedly) killed and that's why there's a new xXx. There was even a scene filmed with Cage being blown up in an attack by the sequel's villains, resulting in the tattooed chuck chunk on his neck landing in front of the camera, just to thoroughly avert HesJustHiding. Smart choice not to include that in the final cut, since they brought Xander back for another movie.



* Nightcrawler's absence in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' was {{handwaved}} in the ''X2'' video game, so the die-hard X-Geeks knew. All us normal people were left in the dark. (in real life, Alan Cumming didn't want to use that painful make-up again without Creator/BryanSinger at the helm).
* Myers in the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movie. In the [[Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy sequel]], he's said [[ReassignedToAntarctica to be in Antarctica]].
* The absence of Tank, who survived ''Film/TheMatrix'', is explained away in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' by Zee saying she had lost two brothers to the Nebuchadnezzar, implying that Tank had been killed.

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* Nightcrawler's absence in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' was {{handwaved}} in the ''X2'' video game, so the die-hard X-Geeks knew. All us normal people were left in the dark. (in real life, Alan Cumming didn't want to use that hated the painful make-up again without Creator/BryanSinger at process and was already vowing never to return to the helm).
role in the making-of footage.
* Myers in the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movie. In the [[Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy sequel]], he's said [[ReassignedToAntarctica to be in Antarctica]].
Antarctica]], as his roles as the AudienceSurrogate and RomanticFalseLead were deemed no longer necessary.
* The absence of Tank, who survived ''Film/TheMatrix'', is explained away in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' by Zee saying she had lost two brothers to the Nebuchadnezzar, implying that Tank had been killed. The actor held out for more money and was simply written out.



* Bill Murray's Bosley is conspiciously absent (save for a photo on his family's wall) in ''Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle'', having been replaced by his adoptive brother, played by Bernie Mac. Despite the fact that Bosley appeared to be beloved by the Angels in the first film, here they never seem to miss him for even a moment - nor is his absence (and current whereabouts) ever explained.

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* Bill Murray's Bosley is conspiciously absent (save for a photo on his family's wall) in ''Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle'', having been replaced by his adoptive brother, played by Bernie Mac. Despite the fact that Bosley appeared to be beloved by the Angels in the first film, here they never seem to miss him for even a moment - nor is his absence (and current whereabouts) ever explained. Murray's was unhappy during shooting of the original, and the actresses were apparently not themselves sad to see him go.



* ''Film/ShortCircuit2'' didn't have Steve Guttenberg and only had a brief voice-only cameo from Ally Sheedy, despite them being the main characters of the previous film (aside from the robot, obviously). The movie instead focuses on Steve Guttenberg's Indian sidekick Ben, [[WTHCastingAgency inexplicably played by Fisher Stevens]].
* The ''Film/AustinPowers'' films gleefully embraced this trope in its mockery of ''Film/JamesBond'' film clichés. The love interest from the first film is retconned as always having been a fembot in the second just to get rid of her, and Heather Graham's character from the second film doesn't even get a nod in the third.

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* ''Film/ShortCircuit2'' didn't have Steve Guttenberg and only had a brief voice-only cameo from Ally Sheedy, despite them being the main characters of the previous film (aside from the robot, obviously). The movie instead focuses on promotes Steve Guttenberg's Indian comic relief sidekick Ben, [[WTHCastingAgency inexplicably played by Fisher Stevens]].
Ben to co-lead with Johnny 5.
* The ''Film/AustinPowers'' films gleefully embraced this trope in its mockery of ''Film/JamesBond'' film clichés. The love interest from the first film is retconned as always having been a fembot in the second just to get rid of her, and Heather Graham's character from the second film doesn't even get a nod that much acknowledgement in the third.
22nd Nov '17 10:32:27 PM Octorok103
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* ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' sees the conspicuous absence of a few major supporting characters, with varying degrees of justification.
** Marcus apparently has the same monopoly on weapons distribution on Elpis that he does on Pandora, since all of the weapon and ammo vending machines still have his branding, but the man himself is nowhere to be seen. He's most likely still on Pandora running his business like always, but there's never any explicit confirmation of his whereabouts.
** Dr. Zed, Pandora's resident BackAlleyDoctor, gets off even worse than Marcus; not even his vending machines stuck around, being administrated by Elpis's own [[BattleAxeNurse Nurse Nina]] (although "Claptastic Voyage includes some digitized reproductions of the ones from [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} the first game]] in one of Claptrap's memories). Unlike Marcus, however, he already had an excuse carried over from [[VideoGame/Borderlands2 the previous game]]: until Handsome Jack razed the town, he had no interest in living anywhere but Fyrestone.
** Apparently Elpis is outside [[GreaseMonkey Scooter's]] jurisdiction, since his signature Catch-A-Ride stations are nowhere to be seen, leaving the niche to be filled by [[WrenchWench Janey Springs]] and her Moon Zoomies. While he's probably still on Pandora like Marcus and Zed, it seems odd that his own mother never even mentions him.
** This time around, Angel, your VoiceWithAnInternetConnection from the previous two games, isn't giving you any helpful advice; instead, most of that role goes to Handsome Jack, who hired you to hunt a Vault and now needs your help to defend Helios and Elpis from the Lost Legion. Of course, there's a really good reason for that one: [[spoiler:Jack ''really'' doesn't want anyone finding out about his daughter. It's heavily implied that Jack has you hunting down [=ECHO=] logs in the sidequest "Boarding Party" not because they contain anything particularly incriminating on the Vault Hunters like he claims, but because they all involve him talking with Angel.]] She does make two brief cameos if you're paying attention, albeit not in "person": [[spoiler:the [=ECHO=] logs in the aforementioned sidequest, and a photo on Jack's desk of her as a child]].
7th Nov '17 7:19:33 PM Dragos_Drakkar
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* They briefly mention in ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' that Xander Cage from [[Film/XXx the first movie]] was (allegedly) killed and that's why there's a new xXx. There was even a scene filmed with Cage being blown up in an attack by the sequel's villains, resulting in the tattooed chuck on his neck landing in front of the camera, just to thoroughly avert HesJustHiding. Smart choice not to include that in the final cut, since they're planning to bring Xander back for another movie.

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* They briefly mention in ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' that Xander Cage from [[Film/XXx the first movie]] was (allegedly) killed and that's why there's a new xXx. There was even a scene filmed with Cage being blown up in an attack by the sequel's villains, resulting in the tattooed chuck on his neck landing in front of the camera, just to thoroughly avert HesJustHiding. Smart choice not to include that in the final cut, since they're planning to bring they brought Xander back for another movie.
4th Nov '17 9:00:55 PM jormis29
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* Outside a few mentions, King Louie doesn't appear in ''[[Disney/TheJungleBook The Jungle Book 2]]'' due to a legal debacle with Louis Prima's estate over the imitation of his voice.

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* Outside a few mentions, King Louie doesn't appear in ''[[Disney/TheJungleBook The Jungle Book 2]]'' ''Disney/TheJungleBook2'' due to a legal debacle with Louis Prima's estate over the imitation of his voice.
27th Oct '17 2:26:49 PM comicwriter
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* Jane Foster from the [[Film/{{Thor}} first]] [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld two]] ''Thor'' movies doesn't appear in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', with her absence explained by a single line of dialogue indicating that she and Thor had broken up some time after ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. Sif doesn't appear either, and isn't even mentioned, though WordOfGod indicates that she was likely banished from Asgard between films.

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* Jane Foster from the [[Film/{{Thor}} first]] [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld two]] ''Thor'' movies doesn't appear in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', with her absence explained by a single line of dialogue indicating that she and Thor had broken up some time after ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. Sif doesn't appear either, and isn't even mentioned, though WordOfGod indicates says that she was likely banished from Asgard between films.
27th Oct '17 2:21:04 PM comicwriter
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* Jane Foster from the [[Film/{{Thor}} first]] [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld two]] ''Thor'' movies doesn't appear in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', with her absence explained by a single line of dialogue indicating that she and Thor had broken up some time after ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. Sif doesn't appear either, and isn't even mentioned, though WordOfGod indicates that she was likely banished from Asgard between films.
22nd Sep '17 2:00:57 AM Medinoc
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* The titular St. Bernard of the ''Film/{{Beethoven}}'' movies gets given away to the brother "temporarily" (and permanently) in the third movie.

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* The titular St. Bernard of the ''Film/{{Beethoven}}'' movies gets given away to the brother "temporarily" (and permanently) in the third movie.movie (and first DirectToVideo one), allowing to replace the whole family cast with a new one.
25th Jul '17 6:23:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ShortCircuit 2'' didn't have Steve Guttenberg and only had a brief voice-only cameo from Ally Sheedy, despite them being the main characters of the previous film (aside from the robot, obviously). The movie instead focuses on Steve Guttenberg's Indian sidekick Ben, [[WTHCastingAgency inexplicably played by Fisher Stevens]].

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* ''Film/ShortCircuit 2'' ''Film/ShortCircuit2'' didn't have Steve Guttenberg and only had a brief voice-only cameo from Ally Sheedy, despite them being the main characters of the previous film (aside from the robot, obviously). The movie instead focuses on Steve Guttenberg's Indian sidekick Ben, [[WTHCastingAgency inexplicably played by Fisher Stevens]].
7th May '17 3:19:07 PM X2X
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** As a rule, any peripheral character introduced in a new ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' game who survives to the end has a 90% chance of ending up as this. So far there's Billy from ''0''; the aforementioned Rebecca and Barry from ''1''; Carlos and Nicholai from ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis 3]]''; possibly Steve from ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code: Veronica]]'' (his survival is implied in the UpdatedRerelease, but of course the matter was never revisited again); Sheva and Josh from ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 5]]''; Helena from ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 6]]''; a half-dozen more in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations Revelations]]''; the BigBad from the CG film ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation Damnation]]''; and [[spoiler:the Alex Wesker-possessed]] Natalia in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2''. All either alive or suggested to be, many with dangling plot threads left behind. Some of them have been given mention in later titles, but -- barring any examples that rehash earlier plot points -- only Barry Burton made a second appearance in ''Revelations 2'' [[note]]not counting his cameo in ''3''[[/note]], which was released almost twenty years since the original game.

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** As a rule, any peripheral character introduced in a new ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' game who survives to the end has a 90% chance of ending up as this. So far there's Billy from ''0''; the aforementioned Rebecca and Barry from ''1''; Carlos and Nicholai from ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis 3]]''; possibly Steve from ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code: Veronica]]'' (his survival is implied in the UpdatedRerelease, but of course the matter was never revisited again); Sheva and Josh from ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 5]]''; Helena from ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 6]]''; a half-dozen more in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations Revelations]]''; and the BigBad from the CG film ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation Damnation]]''; and [[spoiler:the Alex Wesker-possessed]] Natalia in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2''.Damnation]]''. All either alive or suggested to be, many with dangling plot threads left behind. Some of them have been given mention in later titles, but -- barring any examples that rehash earlier plot points -- only Barry Burton made a second appearance in ''Revelations 2'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'' [[note]]not counting his cameo in ''3''[[/note]], which was released almost twenty years since the original game.


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** Speaking of ''Revelations 2'', the game had this fate seemingly befall not only Barry's daughter Moira but Natalia as well. [[spoiler:Both the regular Natalia and her Alex Wesker-possessed "Dark Natalia" identity.]]
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