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10th Jul '16 10:25:52 PM HamburgerTime
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' has King Toadstool, Princess Peach's father. He's never been seen in the games, but he must exist given that the Mushroom Kingdom is a ''kingdom'' rather than a ''principality''. What appearances he's had are limited to some very early ExpandedUniverse comics, which portrayed him as a blithering idiot whose [[HypercompetentSidekick much smarter daughter]] made all the actual decisions.
21st Jun '16 12:27:41 AM Dimas28
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** There's a more recent example that's been subjected to several memes: the identity of [[spoiler: the Sage of the Six Path's father.]] The final arc contains a lengthy backstory about [[spoiler: the Sage, real name Hagoromo, who was the son of Kaguya, an extraterrestrial princess and the first person to awaken chakra, which she used to bring world peace. However, the story then cuts to her giving birth to her twin sons, Hagoromo and his brother, Hamura, exactly with whom is never addressed. This predictably gave birth (no pun intended) to such EpilepticTrees as the beau being also an alien like her, a mere human, or even ''Jashin'', the evil god that Hidan worships. While there are still others who get this treatment, Kaguya's beau is the most significant because he's supposed to be the equivalent of the companion of the person who gave independence to a world and the father of the person who would revolutionalize the same world forever, and yet the readers know ''nothing'' about him.]]
20th May '16 5:48:05 PM Bisected8
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* Lapis of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has ''three'' in her backstory once it's revealed; [[spoiler: whoever attacked her when she was caught up in the rebellion while visiting Earth, whoever mistook her for a crystal gem and placed her in a mirror to be interrogated and the random homeworld gem that trampled (and cracked) her as they were all fleeing.]]
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1st May '16 5:35:10 PM HamburgerTime
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* The person who fired the shot that sparked the Wounded Knee Massacre, the bloodstained incident that effectively ended the conflict between the U.S. Government and the Plains Native Americans, is similarly unknown.
20th Jan '16 7:34:47 AM Willbyr
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* The second generation of ''GetBackers''. They give Ban and Ginji their name, their car, and their analogy of a retrieval being like a jigsaw puzzle, but the only reason they exist is because the identity of the ''first'' generation is a major plot twist and a surprise to the cast.

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* The second generation of ''GetBackers''.''Manga/GetBackers''. They give Ban and Ginji their name, their car, and their analogy of a retrieval being like a jigsaw puzzle, but the only reason they exist is because the identity of the ''first'' generation is a major plot twist and a surprise to the cast.
3rd Nov '15 5:01:51 PM NotHereToCauseAnyTrouble
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* ''{{Franchise/Naruto}}'': We can clearly infer that the third Hokage had another son, who is Asuma's brother and Konohamaru's father. Now, in ''Naruto'', being related to the right people is an automatic free pass for character importance and focus; you can't be the "brother of" or "father of" without at least getting your backstory fleshed out in broad strokes. Except, that is, for this guy, who is the glaring exception. We never see his face, we never get his name, and he is never even mentioned indirectly or in passing -- not even in the otherwise comprehensive [[AllThereInTheManual databooks]].

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* ''{{Franchise/Naruto}}'': We can clearly infer that the third Hokage had another son, who is Asuma's brother and Konohamaru's father. Now, in ''Naruto'', being related to the right people is an automatic free pass for character importance and focus; you can't be the "brother of" or "father of" without at least getting your backstory fleshed out in broad strokes. Except, that is, for this guy, who is the glaring exception. We For the entire series proper we never see his face, we never get his name, and he is never even mentioned referred to indirectly or in passing -- not even in the otherwise comprehensive [[AllThereInTheManual databooks]].databooks]]. Eventually he has the dubious honor of being mentioned in passing, unnamed, in a one-shot spin-off, after the story proper had already concluded.
3rd Nov '15 4:49:38 PM NotHereToCauseAnyTrouble
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* ''{{Franchise/Naruto}}'': We can clearly infer that the third Hokage had another son, who is Asuma's brother and Konohamaru's father. Now, in ''Naruto'', being related to the right people is an automatic free pass for character importance and focus; you can't be the "brother of" or "father of" without at least getting your backstory fleshed out in broad strokes. Except, that is, for this guy, who is the glaring exception. We never see his face, we never get his name, and he is never even mentioned indirectly or in passing -- not even in the otherwise comprehensive [[AllThereInTheManual databooks]].
4th Sep '15 10:18:14 PM Quanyails
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** A later episode of Series/DoctorWho, "Listen", gives this to the MonsterOfTheWeek, an entity that the Doctor theorizes is the perfect hider, so much so that nothing at all is known about it. By the end of the episode [[spoiler: it is unclear if the creature even exists, or if it exists it had appeared in the episode]]

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** A later episode of Series/DoctorWho, "Listen", gives this to the MonsterOfTheWeek, an entity that the Doctor theorizes is the perfect hider, so much so that nothing at all is known about it. By the end of the episode [[spoiler: it is unclear if the creature even exists, or if it exists it had appeared in the episode]]episode]].
28th Jun '15 10:36:48 PM JoeMerl
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* Like the above, ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}}'' mentions a witch who put a curse on Fiona, causing her to [[spoiler:turn into an ogre at night]]. This sets up the entire plot of the first movie and affects her and Shrek's entire relationship, but we have absolutely no idea why she did it (unless one goes with the theory that she was [[TheChessmaster the Fairy Godmother]] trying to arrange a marriage with [[PrinceCharmless Charming]]).

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* Like the above, ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}}'' mentions a witch who put a curse on Fiona, causing her to [[spoiler:turn into an ogre at night]]. This sets up the entire plot of the first movie and affects her and Shrek's entire relationship, but we have absolutely no idea why she did it (unless one goes with [[WildMassGuessing the theory theory]] that she was [[TheChessmaster the Fairy Godmother]] trying to arrange a marriage with [[PrinceCharmless Charming]]).
28th Jun '15 10:36:26 PM JoeMerl
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* Like the above, ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}}'' mentions a witch who put a curse on Fiona, causing her to [[spoiler:turn into an ogre at night]]. This sets up the entire plot of the first movie and affects her and Shrek's entire relationship, but we have absolutely no idea why she did it (unless one goes with the theory that she was [[TheChessmaster the Fairy Godmother]] trying to arrange a marriage with [[PrinceCharmless Charming]]).
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