History PlayingWith / TheGhost

3rd Jan '17 2:35:23 AM MisterApple
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* '''Deconstructed''': The audience never seeing Charlie makes his death scene have less of an impact of them.

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* '''Deconstructed''': The audience never seeing Charlie makes his death scene have less of an impact of on them.
3rd Jan '17 2:34:28 AM MisterApple
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Charlie eventually appears, but it turns out it wasn't really Charlie, it was his brother. His identical twin brother that ''could'' have been him. But wasn't. Or was he? [[OverlyLongGag No.]] But then he appears again. But it was actually the brother. But the episode that says that isn't canon. But the (canon) supplementary material says it was the brother. But that is then {{Retcon}}ned.



* '''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''': Not applicable. (This trope is completely realistic when played straight, as the characters would not necessarily notice the fact that the '''Deconstructed''': The audience never gets seeing Charlie makes his death scene have less of an impact of them.
*'''Reconstructed''': In the reboot of the show, Charlie is made a fleshed-out character by what other people say about him. When he dies, the audience have got
to see a certain character.)know him well enough to be upset.
10th Oct '16 2:46:57 PM ArtiscaIIy
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* '''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.)

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* '''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. [[TakeOurWordForIt (The audience never gets to see the photo.))]]



* '''Played For Drama''': Charlie is the only one with the answer to what is the cause of a series of unfortunate events that has been bothering the main cast.



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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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* '''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.???



** 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.



Back to TheGhost

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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?"



* '''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''': 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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* '''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''':
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Alice and Bob just casually mention Charlie several times.times.
** Charlie is never seen, but [[TheVoice his voice is heard]].



** Charlie starts appearing, and [[RememberTheNewGuy everyone acts as if he's always been an onscreen character]].



* '''Enforced''':

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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