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27th Apr '16 9:57:33 AM furbearingbrick
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* At the end of the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book Night Of The Living Dummy II, [[KillerDoll Slappy]] is given a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by Dennis (the protagonist's old dummy) which results in Slappy's head getting cracked open, and a large white worm-like creature crawling out of it, then escaping through a crack in the wall. Seeing as Slappy is the franchise's most iconic and recurring antagonist, it seems a bit odd that this was never explained nor brought up again. Also one of the rare literary examples of a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere.
24th Feb '16 1:20:50 PM johnsmithxxi
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* In ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', Faintly Macabre, King Azaz's aunt, is imprisoned for having once abused her position as [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Offical Which"]]. She tells Milo the history of the kingdom, noting that she would only be freed once the Princesses Rhyme and Reason were restored from exile. Yet, we never see Faintly Macabre again at the end celebrating the princess' return (nor the Whether Man either, for that matter). Hopefully, she was let out soon thereafter.
19th Dec '15 11:28:51 PM maxwellsilver
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* The sheer amount of detail in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books leads to a number of these, too. Harry pulls a cracker and out come, among other things, several live mice. But mice are not throw-aways like the other things in the cracker. Neither Harry nor anyone else is ever mentioned as keeping pet mice. Harry muses that Mrs. Norris got to them.

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* The sheer amount of detail in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books leads to a number of these, too. Harry pulls a cracker and out come, among other things, several live mice. But mice are not throw-aways throwaways like the other things in the cracker. Neither Harry nor anyone else is ever mentioned as keeping pet mice. Harry muses that Mrs. Norris got to them.



* In ''The Nightmare Factory'', Dan is scarred by a creature called a Septaurus and slowly begins to transform into one (basically a family-friendly version of FaceFullOfAlienWingWong ). Oran gives him a potion that suppresses this transformation, even though it tastes terrible. In the sequel, ''Rise of the Shadowmares'', there is no mention of this transformation whatsoever. There isn't even any mention of the potion, despite the fact that some of the time intervals Dan has to spend between drinking it would [[Main/MagicAIsMagicA canonically be long enough for him to start transforming again.]]
* ''Literature/PeterPan'': In Wendy's personal imaginary world, she owns a wolf pup abandoned by its parents. Naturally, when she gets to Neverland the wolf appears and becomes her constant companion--or so the narration claims, since it never gets mentioned again. Surprisingly, this detail was never referenced or expanded on in any adaptations, even though the [[LighterAndSofter Disney version]] could easily have turned the wolf into a cuddly WoodlandCreature and the DarkerAndEdgier 2003 live-action version could have thrown it into some fight scenes. (There was at least one set of illustrations (Trina Schart Hyman's) which didn't neglect the wolf and showed it hanging around at Wendy's feet in the "Home Under the Ground" scene.)

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* In ''The Nightmare Factory'', Dan is scarred by a creature called a Septaurus and slowly begins to transform into one (basically a family-friendly version of FaceFullOfAlienWingWong ). Oran gives him a potion that suppresses this transformation, even though it tastes terrible. In the sequel, ''Rise of the Shadowmares'', there is no mention of this transformation whatsoever. There isn't even any mention of the potion, despite the fact that some of the time intervals Dan has to spend between drinking it would [[Main/MagicAIsMagicA [[MagicAIsMagicA canonically be long enough for him to start transforming again.]]
* ''Literature/PeterPan'': In Wendy's personal imaginary world, she owns a wolf pup abandoned by its parents. Naturally, when she gets to Neverland the wolf appears and becomes her constant companion--or so the narration claims, since it never gets mentioned again. Surprisingly, this detail was never referenced or expanded on in any adaptations, even though the [[LighterAndSofter LighterAndSofter Disney version]] version could easily have turned the wolf into a cuddly WoodlandCreature and the DarkerAndEdgier 2003 live-action version could have thrown it into some fight scenes. (There was at least one set of illustrations (Trina Schart Hyman's) which didn't neglect the wolf and showed it hanging around at Wendy's feet in the "Home Under the Ground" scene.)
19th Dec '15 11:27:17 PM maxwellsilver
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* ''Literature/PeterPan'': In Wendy's personal imaginary world, she owns a wolf pup abandoned by its parents. Naturally, when she gets to Neverland the wolf appears and becomes her constant companion--or so the narration claims, since it never gets mentioned again. Surprisingly, this detail was never referenced or expanded on in any adaptations, even though the [[LighterAndSofter Disney version]] could easily have turned the wolf into a cuddly WoodlandCreature and the [[DarkerAndEdgier 2003 live-action version]] could have thrown it into some fight scenes. (There was at least one set of illustrations (Trina Schart Hyman's) which didn't neglect the wolf and showed it hanging around at Wendy's feet in the "Home Under the Ground" scene.)

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* ''Literature/PeterPan'': In Wendy's personal imaginary world, she owns a wolf pup abandoned by its parents. Naturally, when she gets to Neverland the wolf appears and becomes her constant companion--or so the narration claims, since it never gets mentioned again. Surprisingly, this detail was never referenced or expanded on in any adaptations, even though the [[LighterAndSofter Disney version]] could easily have turned the wolf into a cuddly WoodlandCreature and the [[DarkerAndEdgier DarkerAndEdgier 2003 live-action version]] version could have thrown it into some fight scenes. (There was at least one set of illustrations (Trina Schart Hyman's) which didn't neglect the wolf and showed it hanging around at Wendy's feet in the "Home Under the Ground" scene.)
3rd Dec '15 7:05:55 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' trilogy leaves quite a few questions unanswered:
** We never learn ''why'' Cinna requested District 12 (as he says he did in book 1) and we never find out if Portia did the same. We also have no clue why Cinna doesn't have a Capitol accent or the Capitol sense of style, despite that not making much sense if he's a fashion designer who's lived in the Capitol for his entire life.
** In ''Catching Fire'', Johanna says [[spoiler:everyone she loves is dead.]] It feels like it's going to be important for her CharacterDevelopment, but.... Elaboration? Explanation? Don't count on it. There's a popular guess in fanon, though: most likely Johanna's [[spoiler:family was murdered by the Capitol, likely for refusing to be used by the Capitol after she won like Finnick was.]] Based on her personality and what Finnick says about his family being threatened, this seems the logical explanation.
** In ''Mockingjay'', Katniss gets a bow with "special properties." She never once mentions them again, uses them, or even explains what those properties are, besides the fact that it can vibrate to say hello. This could be the reason it's able to shoot down planes, though.
** What happened to Old Cray? He somehow disappeared when [[spoiler:Thread took over.]] It's not pointed out what exactly happened to him.
** Why were Lavinia and her companion fleeing the Capitol to District 12? It's likely they may have been [[spoiler:trying to get to District 13]] for some reason, but how did a couple of Capitol kids come to be running away when most adults never develop the courage, or even the inclination in most cases?
** Bonnie and Twill were also [[spoiler:trying to get to District 13]] in ''Catching Fire'', and wound up being fairly close to where Lavinia was when she was captured. The last Katniss sees of them, they're successfully hiding out and planning their next move, but when Katniss and co. [[spoiler:reach District 13 in the final book]], Bonnie and Twill are nowhere to be seen. Katniss briefly {{Hand Wave}}s their absence, commenting that it must be incredibly rare for those who flee to actually [[spoiler:reach District 13]]... then they're never mentioned again.
** Commander Lyme is introduced in ''Mockingjay'' as a former victor and leader of the rebels in District 2. She's built up as if she's going to be important somehow, but when the surviving victors have their meeting towards the end of the book, she's nowhere in sight and is never mentioned (though the reader must assume she's been killed at some point in the interim, as it is stressed that ''all'' surviving victors are present).
26th Oct '15 6:23:47 PM Seanette
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* In ''Liberature/TheMovingFinger'', nothing is said about what happens to Megan's two young half-brothers after her mother is murdered and [[spoiler: her stepfather is arrested for the crime]]. This is especially disturbing because she is almost definitely their closest remaining relative.

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* In ''Liberature/TheMovingFinger'', ''Literature/TheMovingFinger'', nothing is said about what happens to Megan's two young half-brothers after her mother is murdered and [[spoiler: her stepfather is arrested for the crime]]. This is especially disturbing because she is almost definitely their closest remaining relative.
26th Oct '15 6:18:51 PM Seanette
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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', there is [[spoiler: Balin Brindle]]. He's only a minor character, but some readers would like to know whether he [[spoiler: really [[ParentalIncest "serviced" his mothers]], whether [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil it was consensual]]]] and whether he was able to marry well.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', there is [[spoiler: Balin Brindle]]. He's only a minor off-screen character, but some readers would like to know whether he [[spoiler: really [[ParentalIncest "serviced" his mothers]], whether [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil it was consensual]]]] and whether he was able to marry well. well.
**Some readers would also like to know who changed the court docket to interfere in the Wakecliff inheritance case and why.
11th Oct '15 6:37:45 PM AJD
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* in ''Literature/{{Seveneves}}'', midway through the book JBF sends an expedition to Mars. They are never heard from or mentioned again.
2nd Sep '15 7:48:13 AM Anddrix
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* ''Literature/WolvesOfMercyFallsSeries'':
** In ''Shiver'', three teenagers [[spoiler:are infected with lycanthropy by Beck]]. One turns out to be [[EarlyBirdCameo Cole]], the second his friend Victor, but the third never shows up again.
** In ''Forever'', chapter fifty-eight: Did [[spoiler:Isabel ask Cole in?]]
29th Aug '15 7:28:01 AM gallium
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* When the narrator of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" arrives to visit his childhood friend, he's greeted by a footman and valet in Roderick Usher's employ. There are no other mentions of household servants in the story, and no hints as to whether or not [[spoiler: any of the staff live in the House and are killed when it suddenly collapses at the end.]]

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* When the narrator of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" "Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher" arrives to visit his childhood friend, he's greeted by a footman and valet in Roderick Usher's employ. There are no other mentions of household servants in the story, and no hints as to whether or not [[spoiler: any of the staff live in the House and are killed when it suddenly collapses at the end.]]
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