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13th Jan '16 12:46:21 AM Doug86
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* In 1987, a {{Superman}} story written by Marv Wolfman introduced the villain Constantine Stratos, an insane Greek millionaire who fancied himself the scion of the gods of Olympus and used a WeatherControlMachine to attack Superman. Superman destroyed the machine, but was not able to save Stratos, whom he believed was killed when his machine exploded. The end of the issue revealed that Stratos was very much alive and had been altered by his exploding machinery so he now could manipulate the weather by himself, without his technology. He was last seen swearing vengeance on Superman. This was in 1987, and he was never even mentioned again ..
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* In 1987, a {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} story written by Marv Wolfman introduced the villain Constantine Stratos, an insane Greek millionaire who fancied himself the scion of the gods of Olympus and used a WeatherControlMachine to attack Superman. Superman destroyed the machine, but was not able to save Stratos, whom he believed was killed when his machine exploded. The end of the issue revealed that Stratos was very much alive and had been altered by his exploding machinery so he now could manipulate the weather by himself, without his technology. He was last seen swearing vengeance on Superman. This was in 1987, and he was never even mentioned again ..again.
16th Oct '15 4:42:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Planetary}}'', an early issue has the team invading a secret installation where scientists are attempting to create a fictional Earth and give it substance. They succeed, but someone escapes from the fictional Earth and goes on a killing spree. The issue ends with a caption telling us that he is still at large. He is never seen or mentioned again, except for a quick mention in the final issue, where Elijah basically says they've given up on looking for him.
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* In ''{{Planetary}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'', an early issue has the team invading a secret installation where scientists are attempting to create a fictional Earth and give it substance. They succeed, but someone escapes from the fictional Earth and goes on a killing spree. The issue ends with a caption telling us that he is still at large. He is never seen or mentioned again, except for a quick mention in the final issue, where Elijah basically says they've given up on looking for him.
27th Aug '15 8:49:52 PM lalalei2001
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They're officially Just Friends in the ne wuniverse, and they FORGOT the memories of the old 'verse, so this isn't really an example.
* In Archie's ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]]'', Sonic and Sally were in a romantic relationship before Sally was "killed" in #225, then brought back only to be roboticized in #230. Ever since they were reunited (in #256), their relationship was seemingly dropped without reason or explanation. While a ContinuityReboot did happen in the interrim, Sonic and Sally both retained memories of the old world, so that can't be used as an excuse. ** It's worth noting, however, this is one instance where this trope is generally seen as [[TropesAreNotBad a good thing]]. The RomanticPlotTumor created by Sonic and Sally's relationship is something that plagued the comic for ''years'', and the last time Archie tried to excise it, it resulted in the infamous "slap", which is considered by many to be the absolute lowest point in the entire comic's history (basically, Sally's entire character was defiled for the sole purpose of breaking the two up). By simply quietly dropping the relationship, Archie carries on the comic without altering Sonic's or Sally's character drastically, and allows the two characters to develop independently of one another.
27th Aug '15 8:48:49 PM SparksOfTheTempest
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* In Archie's ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog'', Sonic and Sally were in a romantic relationship before Sally was "killed" in #225, then brought back only to be roboticized in #230. Ever since they were reunited (in #256), their relationship was seemingly dropped without reason or explanation. While a ContinuityReboot did happen in the interrim, Sonic and Sally both retained memories of the old world, so that can't be used as an excuse.
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* In Archie's ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog'', Hedgehog]]'', Sonic and Sally were in a romantic relationship before Sally was "killed" in #225, then brought back only to be roboticized in #230. Ever since they were reunited (in #256), their relationship was seemingly dropped without reason or explanation. While a ContinuityReboot did happen in the interrim, Sonic and Sally both retained memories of the old world, so that can't be used as an excuse.
27th Aug '15 8:48:23 PM SparksOfTheTempest
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* In Archie's ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog'', Sonic and Sally were in a romantic relationship before Sally was "killed" in #225, then brought back only to be roboticized in #230. Ever since they were reunited (in #256), their relationship was seemingly dropped without reason or explanation. While a ContinuityReboot did happen in the interrim, Sonic and Sally both retained memories of the old world, so that can't be used as an excuse. ** It's worth noting, however, this is one instance where this trope is generally seen as [[TropesAreNotBad a good thing]]. The RomanticPlotTumor created by Sonic and Sally's relationship is something that plagued the comic for ''years'', and the last time Archie tried to excise it, it resulted in the infamous "slap", which is considered by many to be the absolute lowest point in the entire comic's history (basically, Sally's entire character was defiled for the sole purpose of breaking the two up). By simply quietly dropping the relationship, Archie carries on the comic without altering Sonic's or Sally's character drastically, and allows the two characters to develop independently of one another.
17th Apr '15 12:28:24 AM JUANDELACRUZ
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** Numerous ''X-Men'' titles introduce characters who are prominent for a while then generally disappear. For example, ''X-treme X-Men'' introduces Lifeguard and Slipstream, who are important members of the team until Slipstream goes nuts and runs away. Lifeguard leaves with [[TheScrappy Thunderbird]] to find him, putting them on the proverbial bus. Thunderbird and Lifeguard resurfaced in the early 00s "Excalibur" series; Slipstream didn't.
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** Numerous ''X-Men'' titles introduce characters who are prominent for a while then generally disappear. For example, ''X-treme X-Men'' introduces Lifeguard and Slipstream, who are important members of the team until Slipstream goes nuts and runs away. Lifeguard leaves with [[TheScrappy Thunderbird]] to find him, putting them on the proverbial bus. Thunderbird and Lifeguard resurfaced in ''a single panel'' in the early 00s "Excalibur" series; Thunderbird and Slipstream didn't.didn't. *** It was later revealed in an official Handbook that Thunderbird and Lifeguard retained their powers after the Decimation while Slipstream was depowered. Lifeguard was also mentioned to have joined the Xmen in San Francisco on Utopia, but no word on what happened to her brother or her boyfriend.
17th Apr '15 12:24:45 AM JUANDELACRUZ
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*** Apocalypse almost ended up being made into the third Summers sibling but thankfully editorial squashed the plotline. On the other side, as part of the "X-Men: The End" trilogy, Chris Claremont made Gambit the third sibling of sorts in said alternate reality storyline, but with the twist being made that Gambit was a clone-son of Sinister and that Sinister spliced in Cyclops' DNA (his X-gene, specifically) as part of his plot to use Gambit as a host body to kill Apocalypse. Claremont's storyline itself was largely seen as a "TakeThat" against Wizard which heavily pressed in the pages of its magazine for Gambit to be revealed as the third brother (using the dubious logic that they were both twenty-something white mutants with brown hair, red eyes, and explosive energy powers) .
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*** Apocalypse almost ended up being made into the third Summers sibling but thankfully editorial squashed the plotline. On the other side, as part of the "X-Men: The End" trilogy, Chris Claremont made Gambit the third sibling of sorts in said alternate reality storyline, but with the twist being made that Gambit was a clone-son of Sinister and that Sinister spliced in Cyclops' DNA (his X-gene, specifically) as part of his plot to use Gambit as a host body to kill Apocalypse. Claremont's storyline itself was largely seen as a "TakeThat" against Wizard which heavily pressed in the pages of its magazine for Gambit to be revealed as the third brother (using the dubious logic that they were both twenty-something 20-something white mutants american males with brown hair, red eyes, and explosive energy powers) .
17th Apr '15 12:23:43 AM JUANDELACRUZ
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*** Apocalypse almost ended up being made into the third Summers sibling but thankfully editorial squashed the plotline. On the other side, as part of the "X-Men: The End" trilogy, Chris Claremont made Gambit the third sibling in said non-canon storyline, but with the twist being made that Gambit was a test tube baby and that Sinister mixed in his own DNA as part of his plot to use Gambit as a host body to kill Apocalypse. Claremont's storyline itself was largely seen as a "TakeThat" against Wizard which heavily pressed in the pages of its magazine for Gambit to be revealed as the third brother.
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*** Apocalypse almost ended up being made into the third Summers sibling but thankfully editorial squashed the plotline. On the other side, as part of the "X-Men: The End" trilogy, Chris Claremont made Gambit the third sibling of sorts in said non-canon alternate reality storyline, but with the twist being made that Gambit was a test tube baby clone-son of Sinister and that Sinister mixed spliced in his own Cyclops' DNA (his X-gene, specifically) as part of his plot to use Gambit as a host body to kill Apocalypse. Claremont's storyline itself was largely seen as a "TakeThat" against Wizard which heavily pressed in the pages of its magazine for Gambit to be revealed as the third brother.brother (using the dubious logic that they were both twenty-something white mutants with brown hair, red eyes, and explosive energy powers) .
18th Mar '15 2:09:44 AM MenaceofMysterio
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** On a similar note, during the mid-nineties, a new Spidey foe named FACADE was introduced, and even killed supporting character Lance Bannon. FACADE's real identity was built up as a big mystery, but FACADE more or less fell off the face of the Earth shortly thereafter.
18th Mar '15 1:34:27 AM rafi
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* In 1987, a {{Superman}} story written by Marv Wolfman introduced the villain Constantine Stratos, an insane Greek millionaire who fancied himself the scion of the gods of Olympus and used a WeatherControlMachine to attack Superman. Superman destroyed the machine, but was not able to save Stratos, whom he believed was killed when his machine exploded. The end of the issue revealed that Stratos was very much alive and had been altered by his exploding machinery so he now could manipulate the weather by himself, without his technology. He was last seen swearing vengeance on Superman. This was in 1987, and he was never even mentioned again ...\\ \\ ... until 2005, when he appeared as a character in the novel ''Superman: The Never Ending Battle'', by Roger Stern.
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* In 1987, a {{Superman}} story written by Marv Wolfman introduced the villain Constantine Stratos, an insane Greek millionaire who fancied himself the scion of the gods of Olympus and used a WeatherControlMachine to attack Superman. Superman destroyed the machine, but was not able to save Stratos, whom he believed was killed when his machine exploded. The end of the issue revealed that Stratos was very much alive and had been altered by his exploding machinery so he now could manipulate the weather by himself, without his technology. He was last seen swearing vengeance on Superman. This was in 1987, and he was never even mentioned again ...\\ \\ ...again .. ** ... until 2005, when he appeared as a character in the novel ''Superman: The Never Ending Battle'', by Roger Stern.
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