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21st Dec '15 2:26:15 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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'''Basic Trope''': A character is often mentioned or referred to, but never appears.
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'''Basic Trope''': A character is who often mentioned or referred to, but never appears.
28th Jul '15 2:14:09 AM Tangerineandpuce
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** The closest we get to actually seeing Charlie are shots of his shadow and occasional glimpses of his hand.
20th Jan '15 3:18:09 PM TrickyTroper
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This trope is always intentional.
* '''Exaggerated''':
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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':

** Charlie is never seen, but [[TheVoice his voice is heard]]. * '''Justified''':
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** Charlie is never seen, but [[TheVoice his voice is heard]]. heard]] over the telephone. * '''Justified''': '''Justified''':

* '''Subverted''':
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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':

** Charlie is never seen, but his voice is eventually heard over the telephone. * '''Double Subverted''': Only for Alice and Bob to say that the person they saw/heard was Charlie's brother. The real Charlie had important things to do. * '''Parodied''':
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** Charlie After three seasons of characters talking about Charlie, it is never seen, but his voice revealed that he is deceased. However, he is eventually heard over the telephone. seen as a ghost. * '''Double Subverted''': Only for Alice and Bob to say that the person person/ghost they saw/heard saw was Charlie's brother. The real Charlie had important things to do. * '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':

* '''Zig Zagged''': After three seasons of characters talking about Charlie, it is revealed that he is deceased. However, he is eventually seen as a ghost.
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* '''Zig Zagged''': After three seasons of characters talking about Charlie, it is revealed that he is deceased. However, he is eventually seen as a ghost.???

* '''Zig Zagged''': After three seasons of characters talking about Charlie, it is revealed that he is deceased. However, he is eventually seen as a ghost.** The original plan was to have Charlie appear eventually, but the executives decide to make him an off-screen character.

* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': The original plan was to have Charlie appear eventually, but the executives decide to make him an off-screen character.

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Back to TheGhostYou know, I don't think I've ever seen [[TheGhost the main page]].
13th Sep '14 12:47:18 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Inverted''': Charlie is seen at almost every episode, but Alice and Bob never mentions anything about him. They had never even mentioned his name; it was said by a waiter at a cafe.
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* '''Inverted''': Charlie is seen at almost every episode, but Alice and Bob never mentions anything about him. They had never even mentioned his name; it was said by a waiter at a cafe.café.

** Charlie is a character device that could cause network troubles if directly confronted (he's a prostitute, gay, drug addict, etc.) so early allusions to the character never amount to anything.
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** It's a biographical work about Alice and[=/=]or Bob. Charlie is a character device that Bob's best friend, so he has to at least be mentioned, but he could cause network troubles if directly confronted (he's a prostitute, gay, drug addict, etc.) so early allusions to the character never amount to anything.he is not shown.

* '''Lampshaded''': "We never get to see Charlie much, now do we?"
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* '''Lampshaded''': "We never get to see "You know, Charlie much, now do we?"never seems to have time for us. I wonder what he's up to?"

* '''Discussed''': "Charlie's so mysterious, isn't he? I mean, we hardly ever see him!" * '''Conversed''': "Who ''is'' Charlie, anyway? I'm dying to know what he looks like!"
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* '''Discussed''': "Charlie's so mysterious, isn't he? I mean, we hardly ever see him!" "I've never seen Charlie. What's he like?" * '''Conversed''': "Who ''is'' Charlie, anyway? I'm dying "There they go again, talking about Charlie. If he's so great, why don't we ever get to know what he looks like!"see him?"

* '''Discussed''': "Charlie's so mysterious, isn't he? I mean, we hardly ever '''Deconstructed[=/=]Reconstructed''': Not applicable. (This trope is completely realistic when played straight, as the characters would not necessarily notice the fact that the audience never gets to see him!" * '''Conversed''': "Who ''is'' Charlie, anyway? I'm dying to know what he looks like!"a certain character.)

* '''Deconstructed[=/=]Reconstructed''': Not applicable. (This trope is completely realistic when Played Straight, as the characters would not necessarily notice the fact that the audience never gets to see a certain character.)
14th May '14 9:28:30 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Deconstructed/Reconstructed''': Not applicable. (This trope is completely realistic when Played Straight, as the characters would not necessarily notice the fact that the audience never gets to see a certain character.)
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* '''Deconstructed/Reconstructed''': '''Deconstructed[=/=]Reconstructed''': Not applicable. (This trope is completely realistic when Played Straight, as the characters would not necessarily notice the fact that the audience never gets to see a certain character.)
30th Apr '14 2:55:51 PM TrickyTroper
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A Deconstruction means that the trope is taken apart to show the consequences it would have in real life. Since a character's "absence" is not necessarily noticeable by the characters, this trope is completely realistic and cannot be Deconstructed.
* '''Deconstructed/Reconstructed''': Not applicable. (This trope is completely realistic when Played Straight, as the characters would not necessarily notice the fact that the audience never gets to see a certain character.)

%%* '''Deconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
20th Jan '14 9:54:06 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Downplayed''': Alice and Bob just casually mention Charlie several times.
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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''': ** Alice and Bob just casually mention Charlie several times.times. ** Charlie is never seen, but [[TheVoice his voice is heard]].

* '''Downplayed''': Alice and Bob just casually mention ** Charlie several times.starts appearing, and [[RememberTheNewGuy everyone acts as if he's always been an onscreen character]].

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
11th Dec '13 2:48:57 PM VPhantom
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* '''Deconstructed''': Not applicable. (This trope is completely realistic.)

%%* '''Played For Drama''': ??? %%* '''Untwisted''': ???
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%%* '''Deconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Reconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Played For Drama''': ??? %%* '''Untwisted''': ???
11th Dec '13 12:40:48 PM TrickyTroper
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** Charlie just never gets the chance to stop by, or he's too busy.
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** Charlie just never gets the chance to stop by, by; he could be holding multiple jobs, or he's too busy.busy with his other (also unseen) friends.

* '''Invoked''': Charlie tries to visit Alice and Bob, but AntiHero Dylan chases him off. All offscreen. * '''Exploited''': ??? * '''Defied''': Someone finally manages to force him onto the screen.
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* '''Invoked''': Charlie tries to visit Alice and Bob, but AntiHero Dylan "Dylan the Villain" (actually an AntiHero) chases him off. All offscreen. * '''Exploited''': ??? Dylan wants Alice's friend Elaine to do an [[FridgeHorror unspecified]] dirty deed. Knowing that Elaine has never met Charlie, Dylan bribes her with a photo of him. (The audience never gets to see the photo.) * '''Defied''': Someone finally manages to force him Charlie onto the screen.

* '''Played For Laughs''': Any attempt to show Charlie onscreen by the characters ''will'' end up ill-fated; such as a photo of him turning out to be very blurry, the television breaking down just a second before he appears on the screen, and so forth.
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* '''Deconstructed''': Not applicable. (This trope is completely realistic.) * '''Played For Laughs''': Any attempt to show Charlie onscreen by the characters ''will'' end up ill-fated; such as a photo ill-fated: He never accepts invitations to anyone's house (maybe he's been called into work), any photos of him turning out to will be very blurry, and if he is supposed to appear on television, the television breaking set will break down (or the power will go out) just a second before he appears on the screen, and so forth.appears.

%%* '''Deconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Reconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
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%%* '''Deconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Reconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Played For Drama''': ??? %%* '''Untwisted''': ???
5th Dec '13 10:24:06 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Implied''': The characters always refer to Charlie using pronouns, as in "I think ''he'' was the best friend I ever had."
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* '''Implied''': The characters always refer to Charlie using pronouns, as pronouns (as in "I think ''he'' was the best friend I ever had."had,") in situations where no character who is shown would fit.
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