* Sometimes somebody is written in a story, then the author finds they are unnecessary ''and'' uninteresting. Too late; the chapter they arrived in is up! The greatest insult is to simply stop writing about them. They aren't given the dignity of a cool death scene that carves out the dead wood. They don't get PutOnABus to go to college or get KilledOffForReal. They don't even get one last HandWave. They just very quietly ''aren't there,'' while the author weeps in shame behind closed doors and prays nobody else notices. This is the ultimate Chuck.
** In Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak, numerous unnecessary but otherwise interesting characters have died rather awesomely. But the author regretted the presence of Nate Morgan so much that she didn't even give him a last-day-on-the-job scene. Anybody remember Nate Morgan? Of course not.
* In Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}, we have Bob, Retro's CowardlySidekick who first appeared in ''Fanfic/TroubleIsland'' and gets a much larger role in ''Fanfic/RetroChill'', where he's shown to be an {{adorkable}} ShrinkingViolet who later [[HeelFaceTurn turns to the heroes' side]] after seeing how badly Retro and his companions treated him. Oddly, after this he ends up being forgotten, despite being a fairly interesting character.
* Inquerius seems to have disappeared completely after the first story in ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn''. Explained in the DeviantART version that she retired after the end of Season 1.