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13th Jun '16 8:00:39 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' had one early in its long run. In the fourth and final part of ''The Myth Makers'' (set during the Trojan War), a Trojan handmaiden named Katarina snuck on board the TARDIS and became the First Doctor's latest companion. She was promptly killed off in the following adventure, the 12 part epic, ''The Daleks' Master Plan''...in part four. According to the actress who played Katarina, her death scene was ''the very first scene she was filmed in''. This means that the writers created the character, tried her out, decided she wasn't working, and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim dropped a bridge on her]] before ''a single scene of her had been filmed'' (and possibly before the character was even cast).

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' had one early in its long run. ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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In the fourth and final part of ''The Myth Makers'' (set during the Trojan War), a Trojan handmaiden named Katarina snuck on board the TARDIS and became the First Doctor's latest companion. She was promptly killed off in the following adventure, the 12 part epic, ''The Daleks' Master Plan''...in part four. According to the actress who played Katarina, her death scene was ''the very first scene she was filmed in''. This means that the writers created the character, tried her out, decided she wasn't working, and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim dropped a bridge on her]] before ''a single scene of her had been filmed'' (and possibly before the character was even cast).



** Liz Shaw was unceremoniously removed between seasons and replaced with Jo Grant. The in-story explanation was that Liz, an accomplished scientist in her own right, got tired of a job that amounted to being "someone to pass [the Doctor] test tubes and tell him how brilliant he is."
13th Jun '16 7:58:59 PM PaulA
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* At the end of the Literature/SherlockHolmes novel ''TheSignOfTheFour'', [[TheWatson Watson]] proposes to their client Mary Morstan, and at the beginning of the next story (''A Scandal in Bohemia''), the two are married. After that, Mary is rarely mentioned again. Later, in ''The Adventure of the Empty House'', it is revealed in passing that Mary has died, although the cause of her death isn't explained. In ''The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier'', which takes place many years after Mary's death, it is mentioned that Watson has a wife again, suggesting that he remarried (although it's also possible Arthur Conan Doyle simply forgot that he'd killed her off twenty years earlier).

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* At the end of the Literature/SherlockHolmes novel ''TheSignOfTheFour'', ''Literature/TheSignOfTheFour'', [[TheWatson Watson]] proposes to their client Mary Morstan, and at the beginning of the next story (''A Scandal in Bohemia''), the two are married. After that, Mary is rarely mentioned again. Later, in ''The Adventure of the Empty House'', it is revealed in passing that Mary has died, although the cause of her death isn't explained. In ''The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier'', which takes place many years after Mary's death, it is mentioned that Watson has a wife again, suggesting that he remarried (although it's also possible Arthur Conan Doyle simply forgot that he'd killed her off twenty years earlier).
31st May '16 12:40:58 PM thebluebus
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** Despite crushing on both Flashes, Twilight has appeared to have completely forgotten all about them.
15th May '16 6:09:37 PM DPsycho
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** Even after re-introducing other characters to the games, Sonic Team is still adamant about having Sonic be the only playable character until they're perfected the Sonic formula, although they seem to be tyring to ease other characters back in and will presumably make them playable in a later game.

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** Even after re-introducing other characters to the games, Sonic Team is still adamant about having Sonic be the only playable character until they're they've perfected the Sonic formula, although formula. Although they do seem to be tyring trying to ease other characters back in and will presumably make them playable in a later game.
7th May '16 5:27:32 PM nombretomado
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* Sadie from ''GreysAnatomy'' is almost too perfect an example of everything mentioned at the top of the page: she shows up out of the blue in Season 5, where it's revealed that she was apparently Meredith's BFF in med school, despite having never been so much as mentioned by Meredith prior to this. Originally intended to become another major intern character as well as a lesbian romantic foil for one of the series regulars, she stuck around just long enough for her to prove she was not only crazy incompetent but also just plain crazy. Promptly [[PutOnABus quit her job at the hospital]] before the end of the season.

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* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'':
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Sadie from ''GreysAnatomy'' is almost too perfect an example of everything mentioned at the top of the page: she shows up out of the blue in Season 5, where it's revealed that she was apparently Meredith's BFF in med school, despite having never been so much as mentioned by Meredith prior to this. Originally intended to become another major intern character as well as a lesbian romantic foil for one of the series regulars, she stuck around just long enough for her to prove she was not only crazy incompetent but also just plain crazy. Promptly [[PutOnABus quit her job at the hospital]] before the end of the season.
5th May '16 8:56:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, a little boy who was adopted by the Bundys. Seven was [[ExecutiveMeddling forced on the show by Fox execs]], who saw how popular the cute kids [[FullHouse on other sitcoms of the time]] were and decided that's what the Bundys needed (even though their ratings were just fine.) Fox hyped the kid's arrival to no end, but Seven was resoundingly hated by fans and writers alike. The main problem was that the writers couldn't do anything with him: the show's humor came from mercilessly abusing the characters, but that wouldn't work with a little kid. So Seven just kind of stood around in the background doing nothing when he wasn't serving as a ''source'' of abuse for the other characters - with Peggy doting on him endlessly - meaning he was either a nonentity or TheScrappy. After half a season of this, the writers removed him from the show entirely. His picture shows up on a milk carton a few episodes later, as both a quick gag and an explanation for his absence.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, a little boy who was adopted by the Bundys. Seven was [[ExecutiveMeddling forced on the show by Fox execs]], who saw how popular the cute kids [[FullHouse [[Series/FullHouse on other sitcoms of the time]] were and decided that's what the Bundys needed (even though their ratings were just fine.) Fox hyped the kid's arrival to no end, but Seven was resoundingly hated by fans and writers alike. The main problem was that the writers couldn't do anything with him: the show's humor came from mercilessly abusing the characters, but that wouldn't work with a little kid. So Seven just kind of stood around in the background doing nothing when he wasn't serving as a ''source'' of abuse for the other characters - with Peggy doting on him endlessly - meaning he was either a nonentity or TheScrappy. After half a season of this, the writers removed him from the show entirely. His picture shows up on a milk carton a few episodes later, as both a quick gag and an explanation for his absence.
4th May '16 9:15:36 PM SparksOfTheTempest
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* Similarly there was "The Shockmaster". Intended as a new persona for Fred "Tugboat" Ottman, the character's initial introduction was so disastrous as to make the character completely unsalvageable. Even by wrestling standards, his costume was fairly ridiculous, consisting of an oversized black leather vest paired with a glitter-covered Stormtrooper helmet. In his first interview he was blasted through a prop wall by his own pyro, tripped over a piece of wood, fell over and lost his helmet, making it quite clear that it was Ottman under the helmet (despite Ole Anderson providing voiceover audio). The other wrestlers were visibly trying not to burst out into laughter (With Davey Boy Smith loudly exclaiming "He fell on his arse! He fell flat on his fookin arse!") and the announcers met the entire event with stunned silence. Even trying to bring Ottman back as "The Super Shockmaster", who was changed to be a deliberately bumbling comic relief met with lukewarm reception. In very short order Ottman simply started wrestling as "Typhoon", and Shockmaster is only brought up as an in-joke for longtime wrestling fans.

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* Similarly there was "The Shockmaster". Intended as a new persona for Fred "Tugboat" Ottman, the character's initial introduction was so disastrous as to make the character completely unsalvageable. Even by wrestling standards, his costume was fairly ridiculous, consisting of an oversized black leather vest paired with a glitter-covered Stormtrooper helmet. In his first interview he was blasted through a prop wall by his own pyro, tripped over a piece of wood, fell over and lost his helmet, making it quite clear that it was Ottman under the helmet (despite Ole Anderson providing voiceover audio). The other wrestlers were visibly trying not to burst out into laughter (With Davey Boy Smith loudly exclaiming "He fell on his arse! He fell flat on his fookin arse!") and the announcers met the entire event with stunned silence.silence (save for Jesse "The Body" Ventura, who shouted "What an impressive entrance by the Shockmaster!" while trying desperately not to laugh his ass off). Even trying to bring Ottman back as "The Super Shockmaster", who was changed to be a deliberately bumbling comic relief met with lukewarm reception. In very short order Ottman simply started wrestling as "Typhoon", and Shockmaster is only brought up as an in-joke for longtime wrestling fans.
3rd May '16 3:24:08 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks' two successive gym teacher [[LoveInterest love interests]] in the [[ExecutiveMeddling controversial final television season]]. Clint Albright and Gene Talbot, respectively. They both end up quitting their jobs and leaving with little explanation. They're replaced by Miss Brooks' longtime beau, Mr. Boynton. [[spoiler: Miss Brooks marries Mr. Boynton in TheMovie GrandFinale. The final television season was retconned out of existence, the developments ignored by both the concurrent radio program and successive move. An interesting case of CanonDiscontinuity.]]
24th Apr '16 1:51:56 PM valar55
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For some reason, the character doesn't gel. Maybe [[TheScrappy the audience takes against him/her]], maybe the actor [[LargeHam over-]] or [[DullSurprise underperforms]], maybe the writers realize they have no idea what to do with him/her. Whatever it is, the character will end up [[PutOnABus leaving the show setting]], often for a fairly contrived reason (and they [[BusCrash probably won't be back]], even if they logically should be at certain points).

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For some reason, the character doesn't gel. Maybe [[TheScrappy the audience takes against him/her]], maybe the actor [[LargeHam over-]] or [[DullSurprise underperforms]], maybe the writers realize they have no idea what to do with him/her. Whatever it is, the character will end up [[PutOnABus leaving the show setting]], show/setting]], often for a fairly contrived reason (and they [[BusCrash probably won't be back]], even if they logically should be at certain points).
19th Mar '16 5:17:26 AM Hossmeister
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