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17th Jun '17 1:01:53 PM Rotpar
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* At the start of ''{{Literature/Banco}}'', Papillon JustGotOutOfJail with a friend named Picolino. Picolino is partially paralyzed from injuries he received in prison and Papillon is looking after him, while also resisting the urge to delve back into the criminal underworld while supporting a friend. He eventually sets Picolino up in a hospital in Caracas and sends friends and money to him while he recovers. Papillon's adventures take him across the country for nearly twenty years, he heard Picolino was released from the hospital but couldn't get back in contact with him. Papillon never sees or hears from Picolino ever again and he always regrets that he waited too long to invite him to join his new family and business in Maracaibo.
6th Jun '17 7:34:04 AM Clare
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* The ''[[Literature/TheMazeRunner Maze Runner]]'' series has a couple of examples:
** Shortly after arriving in the Glade, Thomas befriends a dog named Bark which "has always been there". However, Bark plays no further role in the story and is never even mentioned again.
** Also, what happened to the kids (besides Newt) who made it through the Scorch Trials but were not immune to the Flare? Their fate after the escape from WICKED's headquarters near the beginning of ''The Death Cure'' is never revealed. Presumably, since no cure was ever found, they ended up as Cranks - unless they died from something else.
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.
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