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12th Mar '17 11:17:06 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/{{Musashi}}'', a novel based on the life of MiyamotoMusashi, the title character learns that his sister has been arrested as a ploy to lure him out of hiding. He's about to play right into the officers' hands when he's stopped by the kindly priest Takuan, who then imprisons Musashi himself for three years so he can study the classics and become a more thoughtful person. The story promptly forgets all about his sister, except for a brief mention at the end that she's moved to another region and is happily married, with no mention of how she got out of jail.

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* In ''Literature/{{Musashi}}'', a novel based on the life of MiyamotoMusashi, UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, the title character learns that his sister has been arrested as a ploy to lure him out of hiding. He's about to play right into the officers' hands when he's stopped by the kindly priest Takuan, who then imprisons Musashi himself for three years so he can study the classics and become a more thoughtful person. The story promptly forgets all about his sister, except for a brief mention at the end that she's moved to another region and is happily married, with no mention of how she got out of jail.
8th Mar '17 3:06:22 PM Discar
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', one character's HeelRealization is spurred by a pack of Parshmen whom the Everstorm transforms into the deadly Voidbringers, proving to him that the Desolation he's been denying has, indeed, arrived. He leaves, filled with guilt, and the story jumps into the final chapter, never mentioning the Voidbringers again. Maybe the reformed villain killed them? Maybe they ran away? But why is nobody mentioning them?

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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', one ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): One character's HeelRealization is spurred by a pack of Parshmen whom the Everstorm transforms into the deadly Voidbringers, proving to him that the Desolation he's been denying has, indeed, arrived. He leaves, filled with guilt, and the story jumps into the final chapter, never mentioning the Voidbringers again. Maybe the reformed villain killed them? Maybe they ran away? But why is nobody mentioning them?
18th Feb '17 7:50:55 PM Roundelais
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** Then there are the servants Ivy, Margaret and Betty - though it's stated up front that they "do not come into the story much," it's more to the point to say that they don't come into the story at all. At which point it might have been better not to mention them in the first place.
3rd Jan '17 4:03:05 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', one character's HeelRealization is spurred by a pack of Parshmen whom the Everstorm transforms into the deadly Voidbringers, proving to him that the Desolation he's been denying has, indeed, arrived. He leaves, filled with guilt, and the story jumps into the final chapter, never mentioning the Voidbringers again. Maybe the reformed villain killed them? Maybe they ran away? But why is nobody mentioning them?
20th Dec '16 5:51:19 AM tkzv
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* ''A Story with Details'' by Grigoriy Oster is built around multiple aversions. In the first chapter an amusement park manager starts to tell a short fairy tale to the carousel horses. The second chapter is a story about a misbehaving boy at a zoo. Then horses start asking questions about unimportant characters, like the policeman the boy threatened or the rhinos who looked at the boy disapprovingly. The following 42 chapters are the manager's answers that create more questions and more answers. When he finally finishes and leaves in the morning, one horse recalls they forgot to ask about a she-elephant with a calf, and should ask next night.
19th Nov '16 11:59:24 AM Seanette
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* Some readers of the ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'' series would like to know what became of dump ROUSes Spot, Fido, and Rover after the dump foreman who played with them was re-killed.

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* Some readers of the ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'' series would like to know what became of [[RodentOfUnusualSize dump ROUSes rats Spot, Fido, and Rover Rover]] after the dump foreman who played with them was re-killed.
19th Nov '16 11:58:18 AM Seanette
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* Some readers of the ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'' series would like to know what became of dump ROUSes Spot, Fido, and Rover after the dump foreman who played with them was re-killed.
29th Sep '16 2:05:18 PM Tyk5919
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* In ''Literature/TheWildOnesMoonlightBrigade'', Basil the snake doesn't show up or is even mentioned by any of the Flealess. Which is strange, considering almost every other side character from the first novel (including Mr. Peebles, whose role was ''far'' less important compared to Basil) shows up again at least once.
14th Sep '16 1:51:19 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender's Shadow]]'', Bean is shown drawing up Ender's army. He decides to add a girl named Wu to his group. He mentions that she was a brilliant tactician, a great shooter, and did well in her studies, but as soon as her commander assigned her to be a toon leader, she filed for transfer and refused to play. No one knew why. In the rest of the book (and in EndersGame, which takes place at the same time), not only do they never mention her again, they even make it clear that there are no girls in Ender's Army.

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* In ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender's Shadow]]'', ''Literature/EndersShadow'', Bean is shown drawing up Ender's army. He decides to add a girl named Wu to his group. He mentions that she was a brilliant tactician, a great shooter, and did well in her studies, but as soon as her commander assigned her to be a toon leader, she filed for transfer and refused to play. No one knew why. In the rest of the book (and in EndersGame, ''Literature/EndersGame'', which takes place at the same time), not only do they never mention her again, they even make it clear that there are no girls in Ender's Army.
13th Sep '16 3:29:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse this is extremely common between series due to the [[DependingOnTheAuthor varying focuses on different characters]]. It is occasionally resolved later on but just as often isn't.

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* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] this is extremely common between series due to the [[DependingOnTheAuthor varying focuses on different characters]]. It is occasionally resolved later on but just as often isn't.
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