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* Several chapters in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' that provide characterization for the supporting classmates were left out of the anime adaptation.
** Maehara's [[ADayInTheLimelight limelight]] chapters (23 and 24) that establishes him as the class casanova seem to have been removed from the anime entirely. One can only imagine it had something to do with the whole "[[spoiler:poisoning your schoolmates]]" thing.
** Sousuke's [[ADayInTheLimelight limelight]] chapter (37), which shows off his artistry, also got skipped.
** Meg's [[ADayInTheLimelight limelight]] chapters (44 and 45) that deals with an issue of a school student abusing Meg's generosity also didn't make the cut.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Inverted. When given the option, the girls of Class E prefer good guys.
** In the anime, when discussing which of the boys the girls think are most attractive, they all agree that it would easily be Karma, if only he were less evil.
** In Chapter 90, Nagisa says the kind-hearted and helpful Isogai would undoubtedly be everyone's first choice--he's even attractive enough to get the attention of girls from the main campus.



** The first episode is a loose adaptation of the manga's first chapter with a few elements of the other seven chapters of the Black Swordsman arc: Guts's encounter with a female Apostle is skipped, though she still appears during the Eclipse. Puck is cut because, despite being a major character, the rest of the anime is an arc he doesn't appear in; the girl and her father (here her grandfather) from the manga's second chapter take Puck's place in what was his introductory scene. Instead of getting a Behelit from the Count, Guts gets one from the Snake Baron. Instead of encountering the Godhand in person, Guts sees them in his dream and Griffith is mentioned by two villagers.

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** The first episode is a loose adaptation of [[Manga/{{Berserk}} the manga's manga]]'s first chapter with a few elements of the other seven chapters of the Black Swordsman arc: Guts's encounter with a female Apostle is skipped, though she still appears during the Eclipse. Puck is cut because, despite being a major character, the rest of the anime is an arc he doesn't appear in; the girl and her father (here her grandfather) from the manga's second chapter take Puck's place in what was his introductory scene. Instead of getting a Behelit from the Count, Guts gets one from the Snake Baron. Instead of encountering the Godhand in person, Guts sees them in his dream and Griffith is mentioned by two villagers.



* Krillin isn't in the live action adaptation ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', even though his death is what caused Goku to go after King Piccolo (who is in the movie) in the first place.
* As a blending of the first few arcs of the manga, ''Anime/DragonBallThePathToPower'' cuts out the Pilaf gang in favour of the Red Ribbon Army, from which Colonel Silver, Ninja Murasaki, and Captain Yellow are absent. Also gone are Krillin, the Ox-King, Chi-Chi, Monster Carrot, Tao Pai Pai, Upa, Bora, and Korin.

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Krillin isn't in the live action adaptation live-action ''Manga/DragonBall'' adaptation, ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', even though his death is what caused Goku to go after King Piccolo (who is in the movie) in the first place.
* ** As a blending of the first few arcs of the manga, ''Anime/DragonBallThePathToPower'' cuts out the Pilaf gang in favour of the Red Ribbon Army, from which Colonel Silver, Ninja Murasaki, and Captain Yellow are absent. Also gone are Krillin, the Ox-King, Chi-Chi, Monster Carrot, Tao Pai Pai, Upa, Bora, and Korin.



** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] cut out a lot of the cast who were introduced partway into the series (the Xingese characters, the Briggs soldiers, etc.) since the anime OvertookTheManga. Ling appeared in a cameo, but was otherwise excluded.

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** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] cut out a lot of the cast who were introduced partway into [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist the series original manga]] (the Xingese characters, the Briggs soldiers, etc.) since the anime OvertookTheManga. Ling appeared in a cameo, but was otherwise excluded.



* Speedwagon, Jack the Ripper, Dire and Straizo were all removed from the movie adaptation of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'' (in the case of Speedwagon, he in particular was apparently encountered as a thug on Ogre Street as in the manga but doesn't show up anymore after that); the main problem is that Speedwagon and Straizo play important roles in Part 2, even before you mention the Speedwagon Foundation that supports the Joestar family all the way through Part 6. Making this more confusing, the movie ended with a teaser for an adaptation of Part 2 which featured Speedwagon and Straizo prominently.

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'':
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Speedwagon, Jack the Ripper, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, Dire and Straizo were all removed from the movie adaptation of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'' (in the case of Speedwagon, he in particular was apparently encountered as a thug on Ogre Street as in the manga but doesn't show up anymore after that); the main problem is that Speedwagon and Straizo play important roles in Part 2, even before you mention the Speedwagon Foundation that supports the Joestar family all the way through Part 6. Making this more confusing, the movie ended with a teaser for an adaptation of Part 2 which featured Speedwagon and Straizo prominently.


* Abe Sapien and Liz Sherman from [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} the Hellboy comics]] don't appear ''Film/Hellboy2019'' as a means to differentiate it from [[Film/Hellboy2004 the previous]] [[Film/Hellboy2TheGoldenArmy adaptations]]. Subverted with [[spoiler:Abe who appears in his tank at the end of the movie as a SequelHook]].

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* Abe Sapien and Liz Sherman from [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} the Hellboy comics]] don't appear ''Film/Hellboy2019'' as a means to differentiate it from [[Film/Hellboy2004 the previous]] [[Film/Hellboy2TheGoldenArmy [[Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy adaptations]]. Subverted with [[spoiler:Abe who appears in his tank at the end of the movie as a SequelHook]].

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* Abe Sapien and Liz Sherman from [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} the Hellboy comics]] don't appear ''Film/Hellboy2019'' as a means to differentiate it from [[Film/Hellboy2004 the previous]] [[Film/Hellboy2TheGoldenArmy adaptations]]. Subverted with [[spoiler:Abe who appears in his tank at the end of the movie as a SequelHook]].

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* ''Series/DirtyDancing'' : Most of the main and minor roles from the film are cut, not the least of which include Baby's mother and sister, Tito the bandleader, and Robbie (who becomes CompositeCharacter Neil). In fact, Baby and her father (who are now Kellermans),Johnny, Penny and Neil are the only characters left from the film.


* Shakespeare's ''Theatre/AllsWellThatEndsWell'' takes place during a shorter time frame than the short story from ''Literature/TheDecameron'' on which Shakespeare based his play. Therefore, the twin boys she gives birth to don't appear in the play, since the play ends before she can give birth.

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* Shakespeare's ''Theatre/AllsWellThatEndsWell'' takes place during a shorter time frame than the short story from ''Literature/TheDecameron'' on which Shakespeare based his play. Therefore, the twin boys she Helena gives birth to don't appear in the play, since the play ends before she can give birth.

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* Shakespeare's ''Theatre/AllsWellThatEndsWell'' takes place during a shorter time frame than the short story from ''Literature/TheDecameron'' on which Shakespeare based his play. Therefore, the twin boys she gives birth to don't appear in the play, since the play ends before she can give birth.


** Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/{{Robin}}, was completely skipped over in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''. Though some argue that their version of Tim Drake is more a CompositeCharacter of [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim]] and Jason, both in origin and personality leading to the fan nickname "Timmy Todd".

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** Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/{{Robin}}, was completely skipped over in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''. Though some argue that their version of Tim Drake is more a CompositeCharacter of [[Comicbook/RobinSeries [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim]] and Jason, both in origin and personality leading to the fan nickname "Timmy Todd".



** Comicbook/{{Steel}} is the only replacement Superman from ''[[Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman Reign of the Supermen]]'' to appear in this continuity, as Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, Cyborg Superman and the Eradicator never show up.

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** Comicbook/{{Steel}} ComicBook/{{Steel}} is the only replacement Superman from ''[[Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman ''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman Reign of the Supermen]]'' to appear in this continuity, as Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, Cyborg Superman and the Eradicator never show up.



** In the original ''Comicbook/{{Static}}'' comics, Puff was part of an EvilDuo with another girl named Coil. In the ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' TV show, Puff's partner is changed to a hulking male villain called Onyx.
* The adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ignored ComicBook/SpiderWoman and divvied up her role in the plot between Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}} and Comicbook/BlackWidow. ComicBook/{{Elektra}} was also omitted in favor of Viper. Also, though understandable due to the franchise having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch were left out as well. It's only notable since ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, who joined the Avengers in the same issue as them, and ComicBook/BlackPanther, who came much later, ''were'' included as part of the team.

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** In the original ''Comicbook/{{Static}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Static}}'' comics, Puff was part of an EvilDuo with another girl named Coil. In the ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' TV show, Puff's partner is changed to a hulking male villain called Onyx.
* The adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ignored ComicBook/SpiderWoman and divvied up her role in the plot between Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}} ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}} and Comicbook/BlackWidow.ComicBook/BlackWidow. ComicBook/{{Elektra}} was also omitted in favor of Viper. Also, though understandable due to the franchise having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch were left out as well. It's only notable since ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, who joined the Avengers in the same issue as them, and ComicBook/BlackPanther, who came much later, ''were'' included as part of the team.



** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Comicbook/IronMan instead serving as the sole representatives of their respective teams[[note]]While Captain America was also present, he was not a member of the Avengers in the show, as he ended up trapped in a vortex with the Red Skull near the end of World War 2.[[/note]] (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.
** The flashbacks detailing Comicbook/CaptainAmerica's role in World War 2 omitted Comicbook/BuckyBarnes, instead having Cap be the leader of a group of superheroes called the Six American Warriors.

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** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Comicbook/IronMan ComicBook/IronMan instead serving as the sole representatives of their respective teams[[note]]While Captain America was also present, he was not a member of the Avengers in the show, as he ended up trapped in a vortex with the Red Skull near the end of World War 2.[[/note]] (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.
** The flashbacks detailing Comicbook/CaptainAmerica's ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's role in World War 2 omitted Comicbook/BuckyBarnes, ComicBook/BuckyBarnes, instead having Cap be the leader of a group of superheroes called the Six American Warriors.



* The '67 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967 Fantastic Four]]'' cartoon completely omitted Alicia Masters, despite doing adaptations of episodes she appeared in. Also, due to rights issues, Comicbook/AntMan did not appear in the show's adaptation of "The Micro-World of Doctor Doom." Those same rights issues also prevented [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]] from appearing, resulting in the creation of a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute named Prince Triton.

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* The '67 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967 Fantastic Four]]'' cartoon completely omitted Alicia Masters, despite doing adaptations of episodes she appeared in. Also, due to rights issues, Comicbook/AntMan ComicBook/AntMan did not appear in the show's adaptation of "The Micro-World of Doctor Doom." Those same rights issues also prevented [[Comicbook/SubMariner [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] from appearing, resulting in the creation of a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute named Prince Triton.



** Too many character to count in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' and ''Film/AvengersEndgame''. Listing all of the characters from ''Thanos Quest'' and ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' who don't appear would take all day, so the major exclusions include:

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** Too many character to count in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' and ''Film/AvengersEndgame''. Listing all of the characters from ''Thanos ''The Thanos Quest'' and ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' who don't appear would take all day, so the major exclusions include:



*** Comicbook/AdamWarlock, who played a key role in stopping Thanos in the original story. Adam's buddy Pip is absent as well.

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*** Comicbook/AdamWarlock, ComicBook/AdamWarlock, who played a key role in stopping Thanos in the original story. Adam's buddy Pip the Troll is absent as well.



*** All of the characters whose film rights were controlled by Fox, meaning that Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Comicbook/SilverSurfer, Comicbook/DoctorDoom, Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} and Uatu the Watcher don't show up.
*** Many of the Avengers, such as Comicbook/{{Quasar}}, Comicbook/SheHulk and [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]].

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*** All of the characters whose film rights were controlled by Fox, meaning that Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Comicbook/SilverSurfer, Comicbook/DoctorDoom, Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, ComicBook/SilverSurfer, ComicBook/DoctorDoom, ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and Uatu the Watcher don't show up.
*** Many of the Avengers, such as Comicbook/{{Quasar}}, Comicbook/SheHulk ComicBook/{{Quasar}}, ComicBook/SheHulk and [[Comicbook/SubMariner [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]].



*** T'Challa's two most famous love interests, Monica Lynne and Comicbook/{{Storm}}, are both omitted. In the case of the latter, it was likely due to the MCU being unable to use X-Men characters at the time. Instead, T'Challa's primary love interest is Nakia, a character [[PromotedToLoveInterest he never actually dated]] in the comics.

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*** T'Challa's two most famous love interests, Monica Lynne and Comicbook/{{Storm}}, ComicBook/{{Storm}}, are both omitted. In the case of the latter, it was likely due to the MCU being unable to use X-Men characters at the time. Instead, T'Challa's primary love interest is Nakia, a character [[PromotedToLoveInterest he never actually dated]] in the comics.



** [[Comicbook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] and [[Comicbook/AntMan Scott Lang]] don't appear in ''Series/JessicaJones'', and Carol's role as Jessica's blond best friend is taken by [[Comicbook/PatsyWalker Trish Walker]]. Jessica's schoolgirl crush on [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] was also cut, since there's a significant age gap between the two in the MCU, meaning there's no way they could have been classmates like in the comics (in addition to the above-mentioned rights issues meaning that Spider-Man wasn't part of the MCU when the show was initially written).
** The vast majority of the characters featured in the ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' comic don't appear in the [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar movie adaptation]], since the MCU has far fewer superheroes to pick from.

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** [[Comicbook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] ComicBook/CarolDanvers and [[Comicbook/AntMan [[ComicBook/AntMan Scott Lang]] don't appear in ''Series/JessicaJones'', and Carol's role as Jessica's blond best friend is taken by [[Comicbook/PatsyWalker [[ComicBook/PatsyWalker Trish Walker]]. Jessica's schoolgirl crush on [[Comicbook/SpiderMan [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] was also cut, since there's a significant age gap between the two in the MCU, meaning there's no way they could have been classmates like in the comics (in addition to the above-mentioned rights issues meaning that Spider-Man wasn't part of the MCU when the show was initially written).
** The vast majority of the characters featured in the ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' comic don't appear in the [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar movie adaptation]], since the MCU has far fewer superheroes to pick from.



* The novel ''Comicbook/{{Thanos}}: Death Sentence'' opens with a BroadStrokes retelling of ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet''. While the overall roster of heroes who challenge Thanos is already different, the two most significant absences from the battle are Comicbook/AdamWarlock and Comicbook/{{Nebula|Marvel Comics}}, both of whom played key roles in the villain's downfall in the original story. Instead, it is Kronos, Thanos' own grandfather, who ultimately defeats him.

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* The novel ''Comicbook/{{Thanos}}: ''ComicBook/{{Thanos}}: Death Sentence'' opens with a BroadStrokes retelling of ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet''. ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet''. While the overall roster of heroes who challenge Thanos is already different, the two most significant absences from the battle are Comicbook/AdamWarlock ComicBook/AdamWarlock and Comicbook/{{Nebula|Marvel ComicBook/{{Nebula|Marvel Comics}}, both of whom played key roles in the villain's downfall in the original story. Instead, it is Kronos, Thanos' own grandfather, who ultimately defeats him.



*** [[Comicbook/AntMan Scott Lang]] and Abe Zimmer have their roles cut entirely, with no analogues for them appearing.

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*** [[Comicbook/AntMan [[ComicBook/AntMan Scott Lang]] and Abe Zimmer have their roles cut entirely, with no analogues for them appearing.



* In the original ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}'' comics, Al Simmons was killed by Chapel, a character from Creator/RobLiefeld's ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' series. Rights issues made it impossible for Chapel to appear in [[Film/{{Spawn}} the movie]], so the character Jessica Priest [[{{Expy}} was created as a replacement]].

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* In the original ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' comics, Al Simmons was killed by Chapel, a character from Creator/RobLiefeld's ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' series. Rights issues made it impossible for Chapel to appear in [[Film/{{Spawn}} the movie]], so the character Jessica Priest [[{{Expy}} was created as a replacement]].



** The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Comicbook/KittyPryde and Comicbook/RachelSummers. Their roles in the plot were instead given to Comicbook/{{Bishop}} and Forge, respectively, with Bishop's presence being justified by his popularity in the comics at the time. In fact, Kitty was the only X-Man at the time to never make ''any'' sort of appearance in the 90s cartoon, as even Rachel (whose absence could otherwise have been excused thanks to her [[ContinuityLockout complicated backstory]]) had a non-speaking cameo in the "Beyond Good and Evil" storyline. As for Kitty, in the episodes based on stories where she appeared in the comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.
** The show also had Magneto be the one to cripple Xavier, rather than Lucifer. The same idea would later pop up in ''Comicbook/UltimateXMen'' and the live-action films.

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** The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' ''ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Comicbook/KittyPryde ComicBook/KittyPryde and Comicbook/RachelSummers. ComicBook/RachelSummers. Their roles in the plot were instead given to Comicbook/{{Bishop}} ComicBook/{{Bishop}} and Forge, respectively, with Bishop's presence being justified by his popularity in the comics at the time. In fact, Kitty was the only X-Man at the time to never make ''any'' sort of appearance in the 90s cartoon, as even Rachel (whose absence could otherwise have been excused thanks to her [[ContinuityLockout complicated backstory]]) had a non-speaking cameo in the "Beyond Good and Evil" storyline. As for Kitty, in the episodes based on stories where she appeared in the comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.
ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}.
** The show also had Magneto be the one to cripple Xavier, rather than Lucifer. The same idea would later pop up in ''Comicbook/UltimateXMen'' ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' and the live-action films.



** Likewise, in ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'' and its sequels, Jason and [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim]] are never mentioned. WordOfGod confirms that in this universe the "Robin" title passed from [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]] directly to [[CreatorsPet Damian]].

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** Likewise, in ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'' and its sequels, Jason and [[Comicbook/RobinSeries [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim]] are never mentioned. WordOfGod confirms that in this universe the "Robin" title passed from [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]] directly to [[CreatorsPet Damian]].



* The Hal Jordan Comicbook/GreenLantern doesn't appear in the live-action ''Film/JusticeLeague'' movie, making him the only member of the team from the Comicbook/{{New 52}} origin not to show up. This is particularly notable since nearly every other adaptation of the Justice League has included at least ''some'' iteration of the Green Lantern, whether it be Hal Jordan, John Stewart or Guy Gardner.
* Comicbook/MartianManhunter was the only founding member of the Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica not to appear in any iteration of the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' TV show.

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* The Hal Jordan Comicbook/GreenLantern ComicBook/GreenLantern doesn't appear in the live-action ''Film/JusticeLeague'' movie, making him the only member of the team from the Comicbook/{{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} origin not to show up. This is particularly notable since nearly every other adaptation of the Justice League has included at least ''some'' iteration of the Green Lantern, whether it be Hal Jordan, John Stewart or Guy Gardner.
* Comicbook/MartianManhunter ComicBook/MartianManhunter was the only founding member of the Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica not to appear in any iteration of the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' TV show.



** ComicBook/WonderGirl was the only founding member of the Comicbook/TeenTitans not to appear in the cartoon (though she did appear in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'' comics). This was due to the [[ExiledFromContinuity infamously convoluted rights issues regarding the Wonder Woman franchise]].

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** ComicBook/WonderGirl was the only founding member of the Comicbook/TeenTitans ComicBook/TeenTitans not to appear in the cartoon (though she did appear in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'' comics). This was due to the [[ExiledFromContinuity infamously convoluted rights issues regarding the Wonder Woman franchise]].



* As alluded to above, the complex rights issues surrounding Comicbook/WonderWoman prevented her from appearing in a number of adaptations featuring the Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica:

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* As alluded to above, the complex rights issues surrounding Comicbook/WonderWoman ComicBook/WonderWoman prevented her from appearing in a number of adaptations featuring the Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica:ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica:



** The final season of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' featured Batman teaming up with various members of the Justice League, including Superman, Green Lantern, Comicbook/MartianManhunter, Comicbook/{{Hawkman}} and Comicbook/GreenArrow. Wonder Woman was once again left out in the cold, as was Aquaman.

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** The final season of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' featured Batman teaming up with various members of the Justice League, including Superman, Green Lantern, Comicbook/MartianManhunter, Comicbook/{{Hawkman}} ComicBook/MartianManhunter, ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} and Comicbook/GreenArrow.ComicBook/GreenArrow. Wonder Woman was once again left out in the cold, as was Aquaman.



* [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]], Onyx, and all mentions of [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] are cut from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''. This was likely due to [[ContinuityLockOut Onyx and Stephanie and references not being familiar with anyone but existing comic book readers]]. Additionally, in making it a stand-alone feature, the original story's ties to ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' were omitted, including Deathstroke and Captain Nazi. The cause of [[spoiler: Jason's resurrection]] is likewise changed from Superboy-Prime to the more-familiar to Batlore ComicBook/RasAlGhul and the Lazarus Pit, and Gotham's police commissioner at the time, Michael Akins is replaced with the more traditional James Gordon.

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* [[Comicbook/RobinSeries [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]], Onyx, and all mentions of [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] are cut from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''. This was likely due to [[ContinuityLockOut Onyx and Stephanie and references not being familiar with anyone but existing comic book readers]]. Additionally, in making it a stand-alone feature, the original story's ties to ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' were omitted, including Deathstroke and Captain Nazi. The cause of [[spoiler: Jason's resurrection]] is likewise changed from Superboy-Prime to the more-familiar to Batlore ComicBook/RasAlGhul and the Lazarus Pit, and Gotham's police commissioner at the time, Michael Akins is replaced with the more traditional James Gordon.



** In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'', based on ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Bernadeth, a member of the Female Furies didn't appear, though in the comic, she spent the Furies' fight with Franchise/WonderWoman and Big Barda sitting on the sidelines with Granny Goodness. The Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]], Comicbook/TeenTitans, and [[Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]] were also omitted from the scene at the end when Superman introduces Kara as ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' is based off Creator/MarkWaid's "Tower of Babel" story, but omits ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, ComicBook/PlasticMan, Wally West, and Kyle Rayner, and replaces them with Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}, [[Comicbook/TheFlash Barry Allen]], and [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]]. Also Ra's al Ghul was the lead villain in the original story. In the movie, he's replaced by Vandal Savage and the LegionOfDoom.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'', based on ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Bernadeth, a member of the Female Furies didn't appear, though in the comic, she spent the Furies' fight with Franchise/WonderWoman and Big Barda sitting on the sidelines with Granny Goodness. The Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]], Comicbook/TeenTitans, ComicBook/TeenTitans, and [[Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders [[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]] were also omitted from the scene at the end when Superman introduces Kara as ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' is based off Creator/MarkWaid's "Tower of Babel" story, but omits ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, ComicBook/PlasticMan, Wally West, and Kyle Rayner, and replaces them with Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}, [[Comicbook/TheFlash ComicBook/{{Cyborg}}, [[ComicBook/TheFlash Barry Allen]], and [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]]. Also Ra's al Ghul was the lead villain in the original story. In the movie, he's replaced by Vandal Savage and the LegionOfDoom.



** Roy Harper had his arm severed by Prometheus. In the show, the arm was instead amputated by generic Cadmus scientists. Also, Roy's bionic arm was created by Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} in the comics, while in the show, ComicBook/LexLuthor provided it.

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** Roy Harper had his arm severed by Prometheus. In the show, the arm was instead amputated by generic Cadmus scientists. Also, Roy's bionic arm was created by Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} ComicBook/{{Cyborg}} in the comics, while in the show, ComicBook/LexLuthor provided it.



** Out of the founding members of ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'' ([[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim]], [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Conner]], and [[ComicBook/{{Impulse}} Bart]]) only ComicBook/{{Superboy}} appears in the first season of the show as it is much closer to a ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', adaptation taking elements of both series and combining them with an original story arc.

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** Out of the founding members of ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'' ([[Comicbook/RobinSeries ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'' ([[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim]], [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Conner]], and [[ComicBook/{{Impulse}} Bart]]) only ComicBook/{{Superboy}} appears in the first season of the show as it is much closer to a ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', adaptation taking elements of both series and combining them with an original story arc.



** Likewise, while the Sam Alexander version of Comicbook/{{Nova}} is a major character, there's no mention of Richard Rider, his predecessor.
** Eddie Brock. While Comicbook/{{Venom}} does appear as a recurring villain (and then a recurring hero starting in Season 3), Eddie Brock, his most famous and longest-lasting host, does not. [[spoiler: Not even as Anti-Venom, as Harry replaced Eddie was the first Venom and Anti-Venom.]]

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** Likewise, while the Sam Alexander version of Comicbook/{{Nova}} ComicBook/{{Nova}} is a major character, there's no mention of Richard Rider, his predecessor.
** Eddie Brock. While Comicbook/{{Venom}} ComicBook/{{Venom}} does appear as a recurring villain (and then a recurring hero starting in Season 3), Eddie Brock, his most famous and longest-lasting host, does not. [[spoiler: Not even as Anti-Venom, as Harry replaced Eddie was the first Venom and Anti-Venom.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', ComicBook/{{Katana}} takes ComicBook/{{Robin}}'s place as Batman's traditional sidekick. The show intentionally ignores Batman's most iconic foes in favor of [[ReimaginingTheArtifact trying to raise the profile of his more obscure villains]]. For instance, Magpie and Anarky serve the roles traditionally held by Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} and ComicBook/TheJoker, with some cases bordering on outright {{Expy}} status.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', ComicBook/{{Katana}} takes ComicBook/{{Robin}}'s place as Batman's traditional sidekick. The show intentionally ignores Batman's most iconic foes in favor of [[ReimaginingTheArtifact trying to raise the profile of his more obscure villains]]. For instance, Magpie and Anarky serve the roles traditionally held by Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and ComicBook/TheJoker, with some cases bordering on outright {{Expy}} status.



* The ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'' episode "Inhuman Nature" retells the Comicbook/FantasticFour's first encounter with ComicBook/TheInhumans, but with the Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. replacing the FF. A-Bomb is even given the Human Torch's romance plot with Crystal.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'' episode "Inhuman Nature" retells the Comicbook/FantasticFour's ComicBook/FantasticFour's first encounter with ComicBook/TheInhumans, but with the Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. replacing the FF. A-Bomb is even given the Human Torch's romance plot with Crystal.



* ''Comicbook/LuckyLuke'':

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** The series removed the Soul Gem from its version of the Infinity Gauntlet. Additionally, despite the heavy presence of Comicbook/{{Thanos}} in the second season, Mistress Death never appears. This causes problems in the show's adaptation of ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'', since instead of {{Nerf}}ing himself to to impress Death, now Thanos does it out of vanity or [[TooDumbToLive sheer stupidity]].

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** The series removed the Soul Gem from its version of the Infinity Gauntlet. Additionally, despite the heavy presence of Comicbook/{{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} in the second season, Mistress Death never appears. This causes problems in the show's adaptation of ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'', ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'', since instead of {{Nerf}}ing himself to to impress Death, now Thanos does it out of vanity or [[TooDumbToLive sheer stupidity]].



** The same thing can be said for the ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' adaptation in Season 3. In the comics, the conflict was fought by ''dozens'' of heroes, while in the show, the number of combatants is around 14.

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** The same thing can be said for the ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' adaptation in Season 3. In the comics, the conflict was fought by ''dozens'' of heroes, while in the show, the number of combatants is around 14.



* The 2018 ''Comicbook/DennisTheMenaceUK'' CGI adaptation, ''WesternAnimation/DennisAndGnasherUnleashed'', makes Dennis's gang a GenderEqualEnsemble by introducing two girls and writing out FlatCharacter Curly.

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* The 2018 ''Comicbook/DennisTheMenaceUK'' ''ComicBook/DennisTheMenaceUK'' CGI adaptation, ''WesternAnimation/DennisAndGnasherUnleashed'', makes Dennis's gang a GenderEqualEnsemble by introducing two girls and writing out FlatCharacter Curly.



** Due to [[ExiledFromContinuity Ike Perlmutter's corporate mandate barring the promotion of]] ''Comicbook/XMen'' characters, no mutant heroes associated with the Avengers were allowed in the game. This means that despite the game having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and including as many Avengers as possible, Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Comicbook/{{Beast|Marvel Comics}}, Justice, Firestar, Comicbook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/{{Rogue}}, Havok and Sunfire were all banned from appearing. The sole exceptions were Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were only allowed in due to the game using their [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] incarnations, who are not mutants.

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** Due to [[ExiledFromContinuity Ike Perlmutter's corporate mandate barring the promotion of]] ''Comicbook/XMen'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' characters, no mutant heroes associated with the Avengers were allowed in the game. This means that despite the game having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and including as many Avengers as possible, Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Comicbook/{{Beast|Marvel ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, ComicBook/{{Beast|Marvel Comics}}, Justice, Firestar, Comicbook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/{{Rogue}}, ComicBook/{{Storm}}, ComicBook/{{Rogue}}, Havok and Sunfire were all banned from appearing. The sole exceptions were Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were only allowed in due to the game using their [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] incarnations, who are not mutants.


** Also, despite being a celebration of the MCU and including characters and content from other Marvel shows like ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and ''Series/AgentCarter'', none of the MCU Creator/{{Netflix}} series (''Series/{{Daredevil}}'', ''Series/JessicaJones'', ''Series/LukeCage'', ''Series/IronFist'' and ''Series/TheDefenders2017'') are represented in ''Lego Marvel's Avengers''. While comic versions of some of those characters do appear, the game went out of the way to exclude their live-action counterparts, due to the more violent and sexual nature of the Netflix shows.

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** Also, despite being a celebration of the MCU and including characters and content from other Marvel shows like ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and ''Series/AgentCarter'', none of the MCU Creator/{{Netflix}} series (''Series/{{Daredevil}}'', ''Series/JessicaJones'', ''Series/LukeCage'', ''Series/IronFist'' ''Series/IronFist'', ''Series/TheDefenders2017'' and ''Series/TheDefenders2017'') ''Series/ThePunisher'') are represented in ''Lego Marvel's Avengers''. While comic versions of some of those characters do appear, the game went out of the way to exclude their live-action counterparts, due to the more violent and sexual nature of the Netflix shows.


* The version of the Royal Flush Gang seen in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' is missing Ten, who traditionally acts as the team's [[AffirmativeActionGirl other female member]].

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* The version of the Royal Flush Gang seen in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' is missing Ten, who traditionally acts as the team's [[AffirmativeActionGirl [[TwoGirlsToATeam other female member]].


* The Hal Jordan Comicbook/GreenLantern doesn't appear in the live-action ''Film/JusticeLeague'' movie, making him the only member of the team from the Comicbook/{{New 52}} origin not to show up. This is particularly notable since almost ever other adaptation of the Justice League has included at least ''some'' iteration of the Green Lantern, whether it be Hal Jordan, John Stewart or Guy Gardner.

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* The Hal Jordan Comicbook/GreenLantern doesn't appear in the live-action ''Film/JusticeLeague'' movie, making him the only member of the team from the Comicbook/{{New 52}} origin not to show up. This is particularly notable since almost ever nearly every other adaptation of the Justice League has included at least ''some'' iteration of the Green Lantern, whether it be Hal Jordan, John Stewart or Guy Gardner.


** Too many character to count in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''. Listing all of the characters from ''Thanos Quest'' and ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' who don't appear would take all day, so the major exclusions include:

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** Too many character to count in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' and ''Film/AvengersEndgame''. Listing all of the characters from ''Thanos Quest'' and ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' who don't appear would take all day, so the major exclusions include:


** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Comicbook/IronMan instead serving as the sole representatives from their respective teams[[note]]While Captain America was also present, he was not a member of the Avengers in the show, as he ended up trapped in a vortex with the Red Skull near the end of World War 2.[[/note]] (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.

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** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Comicbook/IronMan instead serving as the sole representatives from of their respective teams[[note]]While Captain America was also present, he was not a member of the Avengers in the show, as he ended up trapped in a vortex with the Red Skull near the end of World War 2.[[/note]] (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.


** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/IronMan instead serving as the sole representatives from their respective teams[[note]]While Captain America was also present, he was not a member of the Avengers in the show, as he ended up trapped in a vortex with the Red Skull near the end of World War 2.[[/note]] (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.

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** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}}, ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Comicbook/IronMan instead serving as the sole representatives from their respective teams[[note]]While Captain America was also present, he was not a member of the Avengers in the show, as he ended up trapped in a vortex with the Red Skull near the end of World War 2.[[/note]] (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.


** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/IronMan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica instead serving as the sole representatives from their respective teams (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.
** The flashbacks detailing Captain America's role in World War 2 omitted Comicbook/BuckyBarnes, instead having Cap be the leader of a group called the Six American Warriors.

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** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/IronMan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica instead serving as the sole representatives from their respective teams teams[[note]]While Captain America was also present, he was not a member of the Avengers in the show, as he ended up trapped in a vortex with the Red Skull near the end of World War 2.[[/note]] (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.
** The flashbacks detailing Captain America's Comicbook/CaptainAmerica's role in World War 2 omitted Comicbook/BuckyBarnes, instead having Cap be the leader of a group of superheroes called the Six American Warriors.


*** Most likely due to being a ComicBook/JusticeLeague founder in all continuities post-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', ComicBook/{{Cyborg}} will not be part of the titular Titans. Interestingly however, he ''will'' be part of the universe, but given an AdaptationOriginConnection to the ComicBook/DoomPatrol.
** ''Series/DoomPatrol2019''
*** The roster is for the most part based on the classic original team from the '60s, with the major exception of Crazy Jane, who had been introduced by Creator/GrantMorrison in 1989. On the flip side, Mento is not a part of the roster, and there's no word yet on if we'll see him later.

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*** Most likely due to being a ComicBook/JusticeLeague founder in all continuities post-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', ComicBook/{{Cyborg}} will not be part of the titular Titans. Interestingly however, he ''will'' be ''is'' part of the universe, but given an AdaptationOriginConnection to the ComicBook/DoomPatrol.
** ''Series/DoomPatrol2019''
*** The team's roster is for the most part largely based on the classic original team from the '60s, 80s ''New Teen Titans'' comics by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, with the major main exception of Crazy Jane, who had been introduced by Creator/GrantMorrison in 1989. On being Wally West, a.k.a Kid Flash. It's unknown if the flip side, Mento is not a part of character was omitted due to his use in the roster, and there's no word yet on live-action CW ''Flash'' series, or if we'll see the producers plan to introduce him later.in a later season.


** In the games, Rugal famously had a pair of henchwomen named Vice and Mature. Mature is present in ''The King of Fighters: Destiny'', while poor Vice is MIA.

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** In the games, Rugal famously had a pair of henchwomen named Vice and Mature. Mature is present in ''The King of Fighters: Destiny'', ''Animation/TheKingOfFightersDestiny'', while poor Vice is MIA.


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** Kung Lao was one of the few significant characters at the time to never appear in [[Film/MortalKombat either]] [[Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation of the]] live-action movies. On the villain side, Kintaro and Sektor were also absent.
** The ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' cartoon omitted quite a few characters, including Johnny Cage, Kung Lao (''again''), Goro, Kintaro, Sindel, Mileena, Reptile, Baraka and Jade. Reptile was likely left out due to having been killed in the first movie, which the show was [[BroadStrokes ostensibly a sequel to]], and an {{Expy}} of the character called Komodai ''did'' appear. The movie connection made Johnny Cage's absence especially odd, as he had been one of the main characters in the first film.


* Western Animation
** ''AdaptedOut/{{The Adventures of Tintin|1991}}''


** Hal Jordan was never a Franchise/GreenLantern, and his origin was instead given to Kyle Rayner. Hal and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} were also replaced by John Stewart and Hawkgirl as founding members of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', though Aquaman did make [[DemotedToExtra guest appearances from time to time]]. Hal was still implied to exist in the DCAU (Kyle Rayner's episode of ''Superman the Animated Series'' shows a plane with "Colonel Hal Jordan" written on it), and got to make a tiny cameo in a later episode of ''Justice League Unlimited'', where he briefly replaced John thanks to a TimeyWimeyBall. The seuqel films ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTheFatalFive'', however, do show that Hal became a GL in the main DCAU as well, but ''S: TAS'' has already given his origin to Kyle and, ''JL'' and ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' transferred Sinestro entimy for Hal to John.
** Guy Gardner, the Green Lantern before John, was omitted as well. A mugger who looked a ''lot'' like Guy [[MythologyGag did]] [[ContinuityCameo appear]] in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' that introduced Kyle and Sinestro, but that's it. Much like, Hal, though, ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTheFatalFive'' later reveals that Guy is a GL.

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* ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfWonderWoman2016'' is an alternate telling of ComicBook/WonderWoman's Golden Age WWII era origins in which ComicBook/SteveTrevor's (and in the original comics Diana Prince's) USAAF superior General Darnell doesn't even rate a mention.

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* ''Literature/QuantumDevilSagaAvatarTuner'' omits Fred: A major character and NarratorAllAlong from ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga 2''. This also happens to a number of [[MauveShirt Mauve Shirts]] from the first game, such as James Mason and the Hip Hop Brothers.


* ''Film/Shazam2019'' is based on [[ComicBook/Shazam2012 the comic book origin story as it was post-]]''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''. However, ComicBook/BlackAdam is only alluded to, since he is getting his own movie. As a tradeoff, the movie gets more focus on Dr. Sivana, who was a secondary villain in the original story. Also removed from the movie are Mr. Bryer (whom the Seven Deadly Sins posses during the comic origin's finale, while they [[spoiler:serve as the source of Sivana's powers]] in the movie), Francesca (the woman who appears in reflective surfaces and [[MrExposition giving out exposition), and Tawny the tiger from the Philadelphia Zoo (possibly because the Magiclands story arc, an adaptation of which was [[SequelHook heaavily being hinted at]] in the movie, introduces a more classic style Tawny who lives in the Wildlands).

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* ''Film/Shazam2019'' is based on [[ComicBook/Shazam2012 the comic book origin story as it was post-]]''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''. However, ComicBook/BlackAdam is only alluded to, since he is getting his own movie. As a tradeoff, the movie gets more focus on Dr. Sivana, who was a secondary villain in the original story. Also removed from the movie are Mr. Bryer (whom the Seven Deadly Sins posses during the comic origin's finale, while they [[spoiler:serve as the source of Sivana's powers]] in the movie), Francesca (the woman who appears in reflective surfaces and [[MrExposition giving out exposition), exposition]]), and Tawny the tiger from the Philadelphia Zoo (possibly because the Magiclands story arc, an adaptation of which was [[SequelHook heaavily being hinted at]] in the movie, introduces a more classic style Tawny who lives in the Wildlands).


* The ''Film/{{Shazam}}'' movie is based on [[ComicBook/{{Shazam|2012}} the comic book origin story as it was post-]]''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''. However, ComicBook/BlackAdam does not appear, since he is getting his own movie. As a tradeoff, the movie gets more focus on Dr. Sivana, who was a secondary villain in the original story.

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* The ''Film/{{Shazam}}'' movie ''Film/Shazam2019'' is based on [[ComicBook/{{Shazam|2012}} [[ComicBook/Shazam2012 the comic book origin story as it was post-]]''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''. However, ComicBook/BlackAdam does not appear, is only alluded to, since he is getting his own movie. As a tradeoff, the movie gets more focus on Dr. Sivana, who was a secondary villain in the original story. Also removed from the movie are Mr. Bryer (whom the Seven Deadly Sins posses during the comic origin's finale, while they [[spoiler:serve as the source of Sivana's powers]] in the movie), Francesca (the woman who appears in reflective surfaces and [[MrExposition giving out exposition), and Tawny the tiger from the Philadelphia Zoo (possibly because the Magiclands story arc, an adaptation of which was [[SequelHook heaavily being hinted at]] in the movie, introduces a more classic style Tawny who lives in the Wildlands).


*** Kotono Sarashina was a classmate and fangirl of Rei's. She was presumably removed due to Koan's role being heavily rewritten and the writers found no time to stick her in elsewhere or in another way.[[note]]Kotono was president of the school's Supernatural Research Club. They had a booth at the SchoolFestival they wanted Rei to be apart of. Koan infiltrated the festival. None of this happens in the anime.[[/note]] Ironically, she was named for Usagi's [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi voice actress]].

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*** Kotono Sarashina was a classmate and fangirl of Rei's. She was presumably removed due to Koan's role being heavily rewritten and the writers found no time to stick her in elsewhere or in another way.rewritten.[[note]]Kotono was president of the school's Supernatural Research Club. They had a booth at the SchoolFestival they wanted Rei to be apart of. Koan infiltrated the festival. None of this happens in the anime.[[/note]] Ironically, she was named for Usagi's [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi voice actress]].


** Hal Jordan was never a Franchise/GreenLantern, and his origin was instead given to Kyle Rayner. Hal and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} were also replaced by John Stewart and Hawkgirl as founding members of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', though Aquaman did make [[DemotedToExtra guest appearances from time to time]]. Hal was still implied to exist in the DCAU (Kyle Rayner's episode of ''Superman the Animated Series'' shows a plane with "Colonel Hal Jordan" written on it), and got to make a tiny cameo in a later episode of ''Justice League Unlimited'', where he briefly replaced John thanks to a TimeyWimeyBall.
** Guy Gardner, the Green Lantern before John, was omitted as well. A mugger who looked a ''lot'' like Guy [[MythologyGag did]] [[ContinuityCameo appear]] in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' that introduced Kyle and Sinestro, but that's it.

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** Hal Jordan was never a Franchise/GreenLantern, and his origin was instead given to Kyle Rayner. Hal and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} were also replaced by John Stewart and Hawkgirl as founding members of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', though Aquaman did make [[DemotedToExtra guest appearances from time to time]]. Hal was still implied to exist in the DCAU (Kyle Rayner's episode of ''Superman the Animated Series'' shows a plane with "Colonel Hal Jordan" written on it), and got to make a tiny cameo in a later episode of ''Justice League Unlimited'', where he briefly replaced John thanks to a TimeyWimeyBall.
TimeyWimeyBall. The seuqel films ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTheFatalFive'', however, do show that Hal became a GL in the main DCAU as well, but ''S: TAS'' has already given his origin to Kyle and, ''JL'' and ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' transferred Sinestro entimy for Hal to John.
** Guy Gardner, the Green Lantern before John, was omitted as well. A mugger who looked a ''lot'' like Guy [[MythologyGag did]] [[ContinuityCameo appear]] in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' that introduced Kyle and Sinestro, but that's it. Much like, Hal, though, ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTheFatalFive'' later reveals that Guy is a GL.


** Also, despite being a celebration of the MCU and including characters and content from other Marvel shows like ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and ''Series/AgentCarter'', none of the MCU Creator/{{Netflix}} series (''Series/{{Daredevil}}'', ''Series/JessicaJones'', ''Series/LukeCage'' and ''Series/IronFist'') are represented in ''Lego Marvel's Avengers''. While comic versions of the characters do appear, the game went out of the way to exclude their live-action counterparts, due to the more violent and sexual nature of the Netflix shows.

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** Also, despite being a celebration of the MCU and including characters and content from other Marvel shows like ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and ''Series/AgentCarter'', none of the MCU Creator/{{Netflix}} series (''Series/{{Daredevil}}'', ''Series/JessicaJones'', ''Series/LukeCage'' ''Series/LukeCage'', ''Series/IronFist'' and ''Series/IronFist'') ''Series/TheDefenders2017'') are represented in ''Lego Marvel's Avengers''. While comic versions of the some of those characters do appear, the game went out of the way to exclude their live-action counterparts, due to the more violent and sexual nature of the Netflix shows.


** Due to [[ExiledFromContinuity Ike Perlmutter's corporate mandate barring the promotion of]] ''Comicbook/XMen'' characters, no mutant heroes associated with the Avengers were allowed in the game. This means that despite the game having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and including as many Avengers as possible, Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Beast, Justice, Firestar, Comicbook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/{{Rogue}}, Havok and Sunfire were all banned from appearing. The sole exceptions were Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were only allowed in due to the game using their [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] incarnations, who are not mutants.

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** Due to [[ExiledFromContinuity Ike Perlmutter's corporate mandate barring the promotion of]] ''Comicbook/XMen'' characters, no mutant heroes associated with the Avengers were allowed in the game. This means that despite the game having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and including as many Avengers as possible, Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Beast, Comicbook/{{Beast|Marvel Comics}}, Justice, Firestar, Comicbook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/{{Rogue}}, Havok and Sunfire were all banned from appearing. The sole exceptions were Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were only allowed in due to the game using their [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] incarnations, who are not mutants.


* The three-part premiere of the ''WesternAnimation/SilverSurfer'' animated series adapts the Galactus Trilogy, but completely dispenses with the Fantastic Four. Instead, the Silver Surfer is convinced to spare Earth by a pre-Nova Frankie Raye.

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* The three-part premiere of the ''WesternAnimation/SilverSurfer'' animated series adapts the Galactus Trilogy, but completely dispenses with the Fantastic Four.Four and Alicia Masters. Instead, the Silver Surfer is convinced to spare Earth by a pre-Nova Frankie Raye.


** The original ComicBook/WonderGirl, Donna Troy, is the only founding Titan not to appear, due to legal issues, though her successor Cassandra Sandsmark joins the team in the second season. WordOfGod also says that Donna ''was'' a member of the team during the five year TimeSkip but had left by the time of the second season.

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** The original ComicBook/WonderGirl, Donna Troy, is the only founding Titan not to appear, due to legal issues, though her successor Cassandra Sandsmark joins the team in the second season. WordOfGod also says that Donna ''was'' a member of the team during the five year TimeSkip but had left by the time of the second season. Donna finally appears in the third season, where she has a cameo role.


* The character of Lisa Miller is absent from the film adaptation of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', although she does appear in the animated short. Also, Wallace's boyfriend Mobile never appears in the film. While he doesn't affect the plot much directly, he does spark a fairly important subplot where Wallace decides to move in with him, leaving Scott without a place to live until he takes the plunge and moves in with Ramona. The closest the film comes to this is Wallace telling Scott to move out for no particular reason, and then [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse never bringing it up again.]]

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* The character of Lisa Miller is absent from the film adaptation of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', although she does appear in the animated short. Also, Wallace's boyfriend Mobile never appears in the film. While he doesn't affect the plot much directly, he does spark a fairly important subplot where Wallace decides to move in with him, leaving Scott without a place to live until he takes the plunge and moves in with Ramona. The closest the film comes to this is Wallace telling Scott to move out for no particular reason, and then [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse [[AbortedArc never bringing it up again.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour1994'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour1994'':''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'':


* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour1994'':
** Willie Lumpkin, the team's dutiful mailman, never appears. In fact, ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' was the only series to actually include the poor guy.
** Johnny's best friend Wyatt Wingfoot doesn't show up either. This means that "Prey of the Black Panther," an otherwise ''very'' faithful retelling of ''Fantastic Four'' #52, gives his key role in rescuing Johnny (and thus foiling T'Challa's trap) to Reed.
** The Silver Surfer, Terrax and Firelord are the only Heralds of Galactus to appear; Air-Walker is neither seen nor mentioned.



** The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Comicbook/KittyPryde and Rachel Summers. Their roles in the plot were instead given to Bishop and Forge, respectively, with Bishop's presence being justified by his popularity in the comics at the time. In fact, Rachel and Kitty were the only X-Men at the time to never make ''any'' sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. Rachel's absence can be excused by her complicated backstory. As for Kitty, in the episodes based on stories where she appeared in the comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.

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** The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Comicbook/KittyPryde and Rachel Summers. Comicbook/RachelSummers. Their roles in the plot were instead given to Bishop Comicbook/{{Bishop}} and Forge, respectively, with Bishop's presence being justified by his popularity in the comics at the time. In fact, Rachel and Kitty were was the only X-Men X-Man at the time to never make ''any'' sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. Rachel's 90s cartoon, as even Rachel (whose absence can be could otherwise have been excused by thanks to her [[ContinuityLockout complicated backstory.backstory]]) had a non-speaking cameo in the "Beyond Good and Evil" storyline. As for Kitty, in the episodes based on stories where she appeared in the comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.


* The novel ''Comicbook/{{Thanos}}: Death Sentence'' opens with a BroadStrokes retelling of ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet''. While the overall roster of heroes who challenge Thanos is already different, the two most significant absences from the battle are Comicbook/AdamWarlock and Nebula, both of whom played key roles in the villain's downfall in the original story. Instead, it is Kronos, Thanos' own grandfather, who ultimately defeats him.

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* The novel ''Comicbook/{{Thanos}}: Death Sentence'' opens with a BroadStrokes retelling of ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet''. While the overall roster of heroes who challenge Thanos is already different, the two most significant absences from the battle are Comicbook/AdamWarlock and Nebula, Comicbook/{{Nebula|Marvel Comics}}, both of whom played key roles in the villain's downfall in the original story. Instead, it is Kronos, Thanos' own grandfather, who ultimately defeats him.


** [[Manga/SailorMoon Manga]] to [[Anime/SailorMoon 90s anime]]
*** The following Sailor Guardians don't exist in the anime: [[spoiler:Sailor Ceres, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Juno, Sailor Vesta, and Sailor Cosmos]], albeit the first four still appear as characters (specifically as villains who undergo a HeelFaceTurn) but never become Sailor Guardians. The removal of the first four is especially puzzling as the season they appeared in was all about Chibiusa, with whom they had a connection to in the manga. The last one technically appeared as a silhouette, but can still easily be considered to have been affected by this trope. There's really no reason why this happened to them aside from the fact that Toei got lazy towards the end of the anime's run and wasn't above taking steps that come off as [[http://timemachineyeah.tumblr.com/post/157204085109/honestly-every-time-i-think-about-the-90s-dream active financial sabotage]].
*** Sailor Galaxia lost about half of her minions in the transition, mostly because the last season was really half-assed. They were Sailors Heavy Metal Papillon, Lethe, Mnemosyne, Phi, and Chi. The real kicker is that all five were more important and received more screentime than the four minions who actually ''did'' get into the anime.
*** Kotono Sarashina was a classmate and fangirl of Rei's. She was presumably removed due to Koan's role being heavily rewritten and the writers found no time to stick her in elsewhere or in another way.[[note]]Kotono was president of the school's Supernatural Research Club. They had a booth at the SchoolFestival they wanted Rei to be apart of. Koan infiltrated the festival. None of this happens in the anime.[[/note]] This comes with a heavy dose of {{irony}}. She was named for Usagi's [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi voice actress]] and the anime loved [[CharacterShilling shilling]] Rei; Sarashina would've fit right into the anime's continuity.

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** [[Manga/SailorMoon Manga]] to [[Anime/SailorMoon 90s anime]]
anime]]:
*** The following Sailor Guardians don't exist in the anime: [[spoiler:Sailor Ceres, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Juno, Sailor Vesta, and Sailor Cosmos]], albeit the first four still appear as characters (specifically as villains who undergo a HeelFaceTurn) but never become Sailor Guardians. The removal of the first four is especially puzzling as the season they appeared in was all about Chibiusa, with whom they had a connection to in the manga. The last one technically appeared as a silhouette, but can still easily be considered to have been affected by this trope. There's really no reason why this happened to them aside from the fact that Toei got lazy towards the end of the anime's run and wasn't above taking steps that come off as [[http://timemachineyeah.tumblr.com/post/157204085109/honestly-every-time-i-think-about-the-90s-dream active financial sabotage]].
silhouette.
*** Sailor Galaxia lost about half of her minions in the transition, mostly because the last season was really half-assed. transition. They were Sailors Heavy Metal Papillon, Lethe, Mnemosyne, Phi, and Chi. The real kicker is that all five were more important and received more screentime than the four minions who actually ''did'' get into the anime.
Chi.
*** Kotono Sarashina was a classmate and fangirl of Rei's. She was presumably removed due to Koan's role being heavily rewritten and the writers found no time to stick her in elsewhere or in another way.[[note]]Kotono was president of the school's Supernatural Research Club. They had a booth at the SchoolFestival they wanted Rei to be apart of. Koan infiltrated the festival. None of this happens in the anime.[[/note]] This comes with a heavy dose of {{irony}}. She Ironically, she was named for Usagi's [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi voice actress]] and the anime loved [[CharacterShilling shilling]] Rei; Sarashina would've fit right into the anime's continuity.actress]].



** [[Manga/SailorMoon Manga]] to other versions
*** Due to practical reasons, [[TeamPet Luna, Artemis, and Diana]] are omitted from most of the [[Theatre/SeraMyu musicals]]. Luna and Artemis appeared in the first one where they were played by human actors in cat costumes, but were [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Brother Chucked]] after that. Diana never appeared in the musicals.

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** [[Manga/SailorMoon Manga]] to other versions
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*** Due to For practical reasons, [[TeamPet Luna, Artemis, and Diana]] are omitted from most of the [[Theatre/SeraMyu musicals]]. Luna and Artemis appeared in the first one where they were played by human actors in cat costumes, but were [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Brother Chucked]] after that. Diana never appeared in the musicals.


* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' (''Hokuto no Ken'')
** The TV series for the most part, sticks pretty closely to the manga, but a few notable minor characters (such as Jackal's boxer underling and the General who started the nuclear war) were omitted during the adaptation. Most notably, Jakoh's sons Jask and Sheeno were removed from the early episodes of ''Hokuto no Ken 2'' anime and replaced by two renegade Gento Kōken practitioners named Taiga and Boltz, who were originally conceived as {{filler villain}}s before the Jakoh story arc was fully serialized in the manga.
** The 1986 movie adapts the first 72 chapters worth of story, rearranging the order of events to focus on the more important arcs and characters. Despite this, it still has some notable omissions: [[KungFuJesus Toki]], the second of the four Hokuto Brothers, is nowhere to be seen - instead, Kenshiro's fiancee [[TheChick Yuria]] is the one who is locked away in Cassandra, as her initial captor [[TokenMotivationalNemesis Shin]] ends up being mortally wounded in an off-screen battle with [[BigBad Raoh]]. Likewise, [[TheLancer Rei]]'s love interest [[ActionGirl Mamiya]] is nowhere either and as a result, Rei dies immediately after his bout with Raoh without ever getting to fight Mamiya's old tormentor Juda.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' (''Hokuto no Ken'')
''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'':
** The TV series for the most part, sticks pretty closely to the manga, but a few notable minor characters (such as Jackal's boxer underling and the General who started the nuclear war) were omitted during the adaptation. Most notably, Jakoh's sons Jask and Sheeno were removed from the early episodes of ''Hokuto no Ken the ''Fist of the North Star 2'' anime and replaced by two renegade Gento Kōken practitioners named Taiga and Boltz, who were originally conceived as {{filler villain}}s before the Jakoh story arc was fully serialized in the manga.
** The 1986 movie adapts the first 72 chapters worth of story, rearranging the order of events to focus on the more important arcs and characters. Despite this, it still has some notable omissions: [[KungFuJesus Toki]], the second of the four Hokuto Brothers, is nowhere to be seen - instead, seen--instead, Kenshiro's fiancee [[TheChick Yuria]] is the one who is locked away in Cassandra, as her initial captor [[TokenMotivationalNemesis Shin]] ends up being mortally wounded in an off-screen battle with [[BigBad Raoh]]. Likewise, [[TheLancer Rei]]'s love interest [[ActionGirl Mamiya]] is nowhere either and as a result, Rei dies immediately after his bout with Raoh without ever getting to fight Mamiya's old tormentor Juda.



** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] cut out a lot of the cast who were introduced partway into the series (the Xingese characters, the Briggs soldiers, etc.) since the anime OvertookTheManga. Ling appeared in a cameo but was otherwise excluded.
** The Video Game ''[[VideoGame/FullmetalAlchemist2CurseOfTheCrimsonElixir Curse of the Crimson Elixir]]'', which loosely adapted the first few chapters of the manga before beginning its original storyline, almost completely removed Shou Tucker from the game, instead treating him as a PosthumousCharacter as Ed and Al investigate his house just minutes after Scar has killed him.

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** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] cut out a lot of the cast who were introduced partway into the series (the Xingese characters, the Briggs soldiers, etc.) since the anime OvertookTheManga. Ling appeared in a cameo cameo, but was otherwise excluded.
** The Video Game video game ''[[VideoGame/FullmetalAlchemist2CurseOfTheCrimsonElixir Curse of the Crimson Elixir]]'', which loosely adapted the first few chapters of the manga before beginning its original storyline, almost completely removed Shou Tucker from the game, instead treating him as a PosthumousCharacter as Ed and Al investigate his house just minutes after Scar has killed him.



* In ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'', Madeleine [[spoiler:AKA the eldest daughter and WhiteSheep of the Toulonchamp family]] is written out of the anime.

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* In ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'', Madeleine [[spoiler:AKA [[spoiler:aka the eldest daughter and WhiteSheep White Sheep of the Toulonchamp family]] is written out of the anime.



** The Ova of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'' cut out a bunch of Dio's acolytes, including Gray Fly, Steely Dan, Mannish Boy, Telence T. D'Arby, Captain Tenille, Devo the Cursed and Pet Shop.
** The live-action ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' adaptation decided to have an AdaptationalEarlyAppearance of [[spoiler: Yoshikage Kira's Sheer Heart Attack]] kill [[spoiler: Keicho Nijimura]] instead of Akira Atoishi, who murdered him in the original manga (and its anime adaptation). Since the film was originally conceived as a trilogy (which may or may not end up being released, since the film was a financial flop), this was probably meant to cut out many of the minor antagonists of that arc, and bee-line immediately to the BigBad.

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** The Ova {{OVA}} of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'' cut out a bunch of Dio's acolytes, including Gray Fly, Steely Dan, Mannish Boy, Telence Terence T. D'Arby, Captain Tenille, Devo the Cursed Cursed, and Pet Shop.
** The live-action ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' adaptation decided to have an AdaptationalEarlyAppearance of [[spoiler: Yoshikage [[spoiler:Yoshikage Kira's Sheer Heart Attack]] kill [[spoiler: Keicho [[spoiler:Keicho Nijimura]] instead of Akira Atoishi, who murdered him in the original manga (and its anime adaptation). Since the film was originally conceived as a trilogy (which may or may not end up being released, since the film was a financial flop), this was probably meant to cut out many of the minor antagonists of that arc, arc and bee-line beeline immediately to the BigBad.



** ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's]]'' left out Gil Graham and the Liese Twins, who were revealed to be behind the plot of the season. Metafictively speaking, this is because the movie is an in-universe adaptation, and their roles in those events were classified.
** ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'' did this with the entire casts of ''[=ViVid=]'' and ''Force''. In ''[=ViVid=]'s'' case, it'd be difficult to have Vivio running around when her mother is currently 9 in this continuity. With ''Force'' it probably has more to do with the fact that the season as a whole is almost universally ''[[FanonDiscontinuity despised]]''. Everyone related to the Saint Church is also absent, which mean that Sein, Otto, and Deed never show up, even though all 9 other Numbers are present.
*** [[spoiler:Vivio and Einhart do show up later on... via time travel.]]
** Subverted with Misato Mikami (Nanoha's paternal aunt, and biological mother of her older sister/cousin Miyuki), who played a role in ''Nanoha'''s [[VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever parent series]] but was completely absent from anything in the various ''Nanoha'' continuities... only to make a small cameo 15 years later in the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaReflection Reflection]]'' supplementary manga.
* Minamoto Shizuna-sensei is absent from Creator/StudioShaft's TV anime adaptation of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', and Takahata-sensei pretty much takes over her parts in addition to his own. Kotaro Inugami joins the cast in the manga as Negi's best friend, however he makes no appearance in either anime series.

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** ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's]]'' left out Gil Graham and the Liese Twins, who were revealed to be behind the plot of the season. Metafictively Meta-fictionally speaking, this is because the movie is an in-universe adaptation, adaptation and their roles in those events were classified.
** ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'' did this with the entire casts of ''[=ViVid=]'' and ''Force''. In ''[=ViVid=]'s'' case, it'd be difficult to have Vivio running around when her mother is currently 9 in this continuity. With ''Force'' ''Force'', it probably has more to do with the fact that the season as a whole is almost universally ''[[FanonDiscontinuity despised]]''. Everyone related to the Saint Church is also absent, absent which mean means that Sein, Otto, and Deed never show up, even though all 9 other Numbers are present.
*** [[spoiler:Vivio and Einhart do show up later on... on via time travel.]]
** Subverted with Misato Mikami (Nanoha's paternal aunt, and biological mother of her older sister/cousin Miyuki), who played a role in ''Nanoha'''s [[VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever parent series]] but was completely absent from anything in the various ''Nanoha'' continuities... continuities only to make a small cameo 15 years later in the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaReflection Reflection]]'' supplementary manga.
* Shizuna Minamoto Shizuna-sensei is absent from Creator/StudioShaft's TV anime adaptation of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' and Takahata-sensei Mr. Takahata pretty much takes over her parts in addition to his own. Kotaro Inugami joins the cast in the manga as Negi's best friend, however friend; however, he makes no appearance in either anime series.



* ''Manga/MidoriDays'': The anime version is only 13 episodes long, whereas the manga is 85 chapters in all. Because of the difference in length, characters like [[BadassAdorable Nao]] and her father, [[MadScientist Shirou]], were left out of the anime, along with [[ForeignExchangeStudent Lucy]].

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* ''Manga/MidoriDays'': The anime version is only 13 episodes long, long whereas the manga is 85 chapters in all. Because of the difference in length, characters like [[BadassAdorable Nao]] and her father, father [[MadScientist Shirou]], Shirou]] were left out of the anime, along with [[ForeignExchangeStudent Lucy]].



* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
** The following Sailor Guardians do not exist in TheNineties [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] at all: [[spoiler:Sailor Ceres, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Juno, Sailor Vesta, and Sailor Cosmos]], albeit the first four still appear as characters (specially as villains who undergo a HeelFaceTurn) but never become Sailor Senshi.
** Several villains from the Manga's Shadow Galactica are also nonexistent in the anime's final season, notably Sailor Heavy Metal Papilion.
** Due to practical reasons, [[TeamPet Luna, Artemis, and Diana]] are omitted from most of the ''Theatre/SeraMyu'' musicals.
** Umino does not appear in ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon''.
* The "Sanctuary Chapter" OVA adaptation of the Hades saga in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' removed Harpy Valentine and Radamanthys' PraetorianGuard from the final chapters. This is specially notable for Basilisk Silpheed, who returns much later in the 2nd "Inferno Chapter" [=OVA=]s and references a meeting with the Bronze Saints that never happened...
* In ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', the anime adaptation left out a small part near the end of season 2, where Hades poses as the Pope and convinces a small group from Athena's army to advance and enter a zone protected by barrier of his castle, resulting in their deaths. [[spoiler: Salo, the youngest of Taurus Aldebaran's three apprentices, is among the deceased]].

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** [[Manga/SailorMoon Manga]] to [[Anime/SailorMoon 90s anime]]
***
The following Sailor Guardians do not don't exist in TheNineties [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] at all: the anime: [[spoiler:Sailor Ceres, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Juno, Sailor Vesta, and Sailor Cosmos]], albeit the first four still appear as characters (specially (specifically as villains who undergo a HeelFaceTurn) but never become Sailor Senshi.
** Several villains
Guardians. The removal of the first four is especially puzzling as the season they appeared in was all about Chibiusa, with whom they had a connection to in the manga. The last one technically appeared as a silhouette, but can still easily be considered to have been affected by this trope. There's really no reason why this happened to them aside from the Manga's Shadow Galactica are also nonexistent in fact that Toei got lazy towards the end of the anime's final season, notably run and wasn't above taking steps that come off as [[http://timemachineyeah.tumblr.com/post/157204085109/honestly-every-time-i-think-about-the-90s-dream active financial sabotage]].
***
Sailor Galaxia lost about half of her minions in the transition, mostly because the last season was really half-assed. They were Sailors Heavy Metal Papilion.
Papillon, Lethe, Mnemosyne, Phi, and Chi. The real kicker is that all five were more important and received more screentime than the four minions who actually ''did'' get into the anime.
*** Kotono Sarashina was a classmate and fangirl of Rei's. She was presumably removed due to Koan's role being heavily rewritten and the writers found no time to stick her in elsewhere or in another way.[[note]]Kotono was president of the school's Supernatural Research Club. They had a booth at the SchoolFestival they wanted Rei to be apart of. Koan infiltrated the festival. None of this happens in the anime.[[/note]] This comes with a heavy dose of {{irony}}. She was named for Usagi's [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi voice actress]] and the anime loved [[CharacterShilling shilling]] Rei; Sarashina would've fit right into the anime's continuity.
*** Saphir had two droids, Aquatici and Veneti, that didn't make it. What sealed their removal was droids being completely different in the anime and Saphir himself being DemotedToExtra. They appear in ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', but are not named.
** [[Manga/SailorMoon Manga]] to other versions
***
Due to practical reasons, [[TeamPet Luna, Artemis, and Diana]] are omitted from most of the ''Theatre/SeraMyu'' [[Theatre/SeraMyu musicals]]. Luna and Artemis appeared in the first one where they were played by human actors in cat costumes, but were [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Brother Chucked]] after that. Diana never appeared in the musicals.
** *** Umino does not appear in ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon''.
''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' due to being a CompositeCharacter with Motoki.
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'':
**
The "Sanctuary Chapter" OVA adaptation of the Hades saga in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' removed Harpy Valentine and Radamanthys' PraetorianGuard from the final chapters. This is specially notable for Basilisk Silpheed, Silpheed who returns much later in the 2nd "Inferno Chapter" [=OVA=]s and references a meeting with the Bronze Saints that never happened...
*
happened.
**
In ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', the anime adaptation left out a small part near the end of season 2, 2 where Hades poses as the Pope and convinces a small group from Athena's army to advance and enter a zone protected by the barrier of his castle, resulting in their deaths. [[spoiler: Salo, [[spoiler:Salo, the youngest of Taurus Aldebaran's three apprentices, is among the deceased]].



** The final episode completely removed the helicopter attempting to rescue the girls. [[spoiler:It avoided a DownerEnding in exchange for a BittersweetEnding by scrapping the part where it crashs and Yuuri has a breakdown]].

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** The final episode completely removed the helicopter attempting to rescue the girls. [[spoiler:It avoided a DownerEnding Downer Ending in exchange for a BittersweetEnding Bittersweet Ending by scrapping the part where it crashs crashes and Yuuri has a breakdown]].breakdown]].
* The AlternateUniverse [[VideoGame/SerialExperimentsLain video game]] adaptation of ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' scraps most of the characters, such as Alice and Taro, and replaces them with a new cast.



** For the TV series, Keiichi didn't show up in the anime. The three main characters of CLAMP School Detectives didn't appear in the anime as well (probably due to copyright reasons since ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'' is animated by a different studio) but the chairman of CLAMP School looked similar to Nokoru Inomoyama except he wears a Porn Stache.
* The AlternateUniverse [[VideoGame/SerialExperimentsLain video game]] adaptation of ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' scraps most of the characters, such as Alice and Taro, and replaces them with a new cast.

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** For the TV series, Keiichi didn't show up in the anime. The three main characters of CLAMP School Detectives didn't appear in the anime as well (probably due to copyright reasons since ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'' is animated by a different studio) studio), but the chairman of CLAMP School looked similar to Nokoru Inomoyama except he wears has a Porn Stache.
* The AlternateUniverse [[VideoGame/SerialExperimentsLain video game]] adaptation of ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' scraps most of the characters, such as Alice and Taro, and replaces them with a new cast.
PornStache.


* ''Webcomic/The13thGhostOfScoobyDoo'' is based on ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', borrowing some elements from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCurseOfThe13thGhost'' and serving as an alternate conclusion to the story. one of the many ways the fan comic differs from ''Curse of the 13th Ghost'' is that Mortifer Quinch is left out, his role as an associate of Vincent Van Ghoul who originally helped him capture the 13 ghosts instead being split between Boris Kreepoff (an old friend of Vincent from the original cartoon's episode "Horror-Scope Scoob") and [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool Miss Grimwood]].

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* ''Webcomic/The13thGhostOfScoobyDoo'' is based on ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', borrowing some elements from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCurseOfThe13thGhost'' and serving as an alternate conclusion to the story. one One of the many ways the fan comic differs from ''Curse of the 13th Ghost'' is that Mortifer Quinch is left out, his role as an associate of Vincent Van Ghoul who originally helped him capture the 13 ghosts instead being split between Boris Kreepoff (an old friend of Vincent from the original cartoon's episode "Horror-Scope Scoob") and [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool Miss Grimwood]].


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* ''Fanfic/AvengerOfSteel'' (Crossover ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Film/ManOfSteel'') Lois Lane, with her role during the events of Man of Steel being taken by Natasha.
* ''Fanfic/SpideyVsTheForcesOfEvil'' (Crossover''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''). According to WordOfGod Marco Ubaldo Diaz does not exist in this story. While the author is a fan of the character, this is a story about Peter Parker and Star Butterfly so Marco was cut out to be replace by Peter Parker.
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* ''Fanfic/AvengerOfSteel'' (a crossover between the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' and ''Film/ManOfSteel'') omits Lois Lane, her role during the events of ''Man of Steel'' being taken by Natasha.


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* ''Fanfic/SpideyVsTheForcesOfEvil'' (a ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' fan fiction featuring Franchise/SpiderMan) leaves out Marco Ubaldo Diaz and has Peter Parker take his place. The author explained that they liked Marco, but left him out so that Peter Parker could take his role.
* ''Webcomic/The13thGhostOfScoobyDoo'' is based on ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', borrowing some elements from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCurseOfThe13thGhost'' and serving as an alternate conclusion to the story. one of the many ways the fan comic differs from ''Curse of the 13th Ghost'' is that Mortifer Quinch is left out, his role as an associate of Vincent Van Ghoul who originally helped him capture the 13 ghosts instead being split between Boris Kreepoff (an old friend of Vincent from the original cartoon's episode "Horror-Scope Scoob") and [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool Miss Grimwood]].


* The first of the ''Franchise/{{Naruto}} Live Spectacle'' theater productions condenses the entirety of part one into a single two-hour show, meaning ''lots'' of characters from the first half, both supporting and villainous, are absent. The second omits the Akatsuki members Sasori, Hidan and Kakuzu, though they still are mentioned in passing.

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* The first of the ''Franchise/{{Naruto}} Live Spectacle'' theater productions condenses the entirety of part one of the [[Manga/{{Naruto}} manga]] into a single two-hour show, meaning ''lots'' of characters from the first half, both supporting and villainous, are absent. The second omits the Akatsuki members Sasori, Hidan and Kakuzu, though they still are mentioned in passing.


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* In the live-action adaption of ''{{Manga}}/NodameCantabile'', Yunlong is entirely absent, presumably due to content constraints. This is even though he does play a role that, while not big, is just as important as fellow friends Tanya and Frank. Any of his parts left in are given to other characters instead.

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* In the live-action adaption of ''{{Manga}}/NodameCantabile'', ''Manga/NodameCantabile'', Yunlong is entirely absent, presumably due to content constraints. This is even though he does play a role that, while not big, is just as important as fellow friends Tanya and Frank. Any of his parts left in are given to other characters instead.



[[folder: Adapted from Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/AvengerOfSteel'' (Crossover ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Film/ManOfSteel'') Lois Lane, with her role during the events of Man of Steel being taken by Natasha.
* ''Fanfic/SpideyVsTheForcesOfEvil'' (Crossover''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''). According to WordOfGod Marco Ubaldo Diaz does not exist in this story. While the author is a fan of the character, this is a story about Peter Parker and Star Butterfly so Marco was cut out to be replace by Peter Parker.

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* ''Fanfic/AvengerOfSteel'' (Crossover ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Film/ManOfSteel'') Lois Lane, with ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
** The series removed Blue and Cody from the ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' cartoons. Also, in a rather odd example, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGLVl5WEf5g one]] ''U.S. Acres'' quickie was an adaptation of an existing comic, but it removed Sheldon.
** Arlene, Garfield's (ir-)regular girlfriend from [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} the strip]], was also missing from the show. Reportedly, this was at creator Jim Davis's request – [[ExecutiveMeddling the suits apparently wanted
her role during acerbic personality toned down]] ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and they disliked her buck-teeth]]) and Davis was unwilling to allow the events changes. Garfield eventually got a different girlfriend, [[CanonForeigner Penelope]], later in the cartoon's run.
** Every woman other than Dr. Liz Wilson that Jon dated or attempted to date is also absent, in favor
of Man playing up Jon's futile attempts to woo Liz.
** The unnamed Spiders (whose antics fill many a Sunday strip) are missing, though mostly because those strips only became commonplace after the cartoon ended. The spiders appeared in at least one Quickie, however.
* [[WesternAnimation/BabyBlues The cartoon version]]
of Steel ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' got rid of Hammie and Wren, as it focused on when Zoe was a baby and neither were born yet.
* Michael Caesar is completely absent from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' cartoon series, despite
being taken by Natasha.
* ''Fanfic/SpideyVsTheForcesOfEvil'' (Crossover''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''). According to WordOfGod Marco Ubaldo Diaz does not exist in this story. While
Huey's best friend and the author is a fan of second most frequently seen character in the character, this is a story about Peter Parker and Star Butterfly so Marco was cut out to be replace by Peter Parker. [[ComicStrip/TheBoondocks comic strip]].



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* ''Fanfic/SpideyVsTheForcesOfEvil'' (Crossover''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''). According to WordOfGod Marco Ubaldo Diaz does not exist in this story. While the author is a fan of the character, this is a story about Peter Parker and Star Butterfly so Marco was cut out to be replace by Peter Parker.
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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
** The series removed Blue and Cody from the ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' cartoons. Also, in a rather odd example, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGLVl5WEf5g one]] ''U.S. Acres'' quickie was an adaptation of an existing comic, but it removed Sheldon.
** Arlene, Garfield's (ir-)regular girlfriend from [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} the strip]], was also missing from the show. Reportedly, this was at creator Jim Davis's request – [[ExecutiveMeddling the suits apparently wanted her acerbic personality toned down]] ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and they disliked her buck-teeth]]) and Davis was unwilling to allow the changes. Garfield eventually got a different girlfriend, [[CanonForeigner Penelope]], later in the cartoon's run.
** Every woman other than Dr. Liz Wilson that Jon dated or attempted to date is also absent, in favor of playing up Jon's futile attempts to woo Liz.
** The unnamed Spiders (whose antics fill many a Sunday strip) are missing, though mostly because those strips only became commonplace after the cartoon ended. The spiders appeared in at least one Quickie, however.
* [[WesternAnimation/BabyBlues The cartoon version]] of ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' got rid of Hammie and Wren, as it focused on when Zoe was a baby and neither were born yet.
* Michael Caesar is completely absent from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' cartoon series, despite being Huey's best friend and the second most frequently seen character in the [[ComicStrip/TheBoondocks comic strip]].

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** The series removed Blue and Cody from
In the ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' cartoons. Also, in a rather odd example, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGLVl5WEf5g one]] ''U.S. Acres'' quickie was an adaptation original BBC radio version of an existing comic, ''The Flight of the Conchords'', Rob Brydon played the narrator, but it removed Sheldon.
** Arlene, Garfield's (ir-)regular girlfriend from [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} the strip]], was also missing from the show. Reportedly, this was at creator Jim Davis's request – [[ExecutiveMeddling the suits apparently wanted her acerbic personality toned down]] ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and they disliked her buck-teeth]]) and Davis was unwilling to allow the changes. Garfield eventually got a different girlfriend, [[CanonForeigner Penelope]], later in the cartoon's run.
** Every woman other than Dr. Liz Wilson that Jon dated or attempted to date
is also absent, in favor of playing up Jon's futile attempts to woo Liz.
** The unnamed Spiders (whose antics fill many a Sunday strip) are missing, though mostly because those strips only became commonplace after the cartoon ended. The spiders appeared in at least one Quickie, however.
* [[WesternAnimation/BabyBlues The cartoon version]] of ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' got rid of Hammie and Wren, as it focused on when Zoe was a baby and neither were born yet.
* Michael Caesar is
dropped completely absent from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' cartoon series, despite being Huey's best friend and the second most frequently seen character TV adaptation.
* The [[UnstableGeneticCode Haggunenons]] of Episode 6 of ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' were written out when the episode was novelized as part of ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', to be replaced by Disaster Area. The TV series followed suit. This also eliminated the only actual appearance of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, still mentioned in some Guide entries that were moved up earlier
in the [[ComicStrip/TheBoondocks comic strip]].books. The reason for this seems to be that the Haggunenons were largely a John Lloyd idea and Adams didn't want the complications of including concepts that weren't his.



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* In the original BBC radio version of ''The Flight of the Conchords'', Rob Brydon played the narrator, but is dropped completely from the TV adaptation.
* The [[UnstableGeneticCode Haggunenons]] of Episode 6 of ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' were written out when the episode was novelized as part of ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', to be replaced by Disaster Area. The TV series followed suit. This also eliminated the only actual appearance of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, still mentioned in some Guide entries that were moved up earlier in the books. The reason for this seems to be that the Haggunenons were largely a John Lloyd idea and Adams didn't want the complications of including concepts that weren't his.
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* The [[UnstableGeneticCode Haggunenons]] of Episode 6 of ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' were written out when the episode was novelized as part of ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', to be replaced by Disaster Area. The TV series followed suit. This also eliminated the only actual appearance of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, still mentioned in some Guide entries that were moved up earlier in the books. The reason for this seems to be that the Haggunenons were largely a John Lloyd idea and Adams didn't want the complications of including concepts that weren't his.
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* The "Ultimate Talent Plan" mode of ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony'' leaves out the Hope's Peak Saga's [[LightNovel/DanganronpaZero prequel]] and [[Anime/Danganronpa3 concluding]] casts, keeping it at only the visual novel installments. Justified for the ''3'' cast, as it'd be hard to do the same friendships and ShipTease present in the mode when they're the only adults in a group of teens.

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* The "Ultimate Talent Plan" mode of ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony'' leaves out the Hope's Peak Saga's [[LightNovel/DanganronpaZero prequel]] and [[Anime/Danganronpa3 concluding]] casts, keeping it at only the visual novel installments. Justified for the ''3'' cast, as it'd be hard to do the same friendships and ShipTease present in the mode when they're the only adults in a group of teens. The mode also omits any mention of the spinoffs.

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* The "Ultimate Talent Plan" mode of ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony'' leaves out the Hope's Peak Saga's [[LightNovel/DanganronpaZero prequel]] and [[Anime/Danganronpa3 concluding]] casts, keeping it at only the visual novel installments. Justified for the ''3'' cast, as it'd be hard to do the same friendships and ShipTease present in the mode when they're the only adults in a group of teens.

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** In the Rankin/Bass version of Return Of the King, Legolas and Gimli are reduced to minor background characters who only appear a couple times without dialogue, while Saruman and Grima Wormtongue don't appear at all.

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*** Lisa Basil does not appear in "Recipe for Turnabout", as Phoenix and Maya never visit the victim's workplace.


** ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'' is much more liberal with the axe. Louis and Nicolas are both entirely absent, despite being Lestat's love interests and, especially in Nicolas' case, integral to the plot. (It was his violin Lestat played to wake Akasha.) Daniel is also dropped, leaving Armand DemotedToExtra as his plotline revolved mostly around Daniel. Mekare is also missing, apparently having become a CompositeCharacter with her sister Maharet, and Khayman is nowhere to be seen, as much of the backstory was dropped to focus on the modern plot. The Talamasca agent Aaron Lightner has also been removed from the film, with his role as Jessie's mentor being taken over by the CompositeCharacter David Talbot.

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** ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'' is much more liberal with the axe. Louis and Nicolas are both entirely absent, despite being Lestat's love interests and, especially in Nicolas' case, integral to the plot. (It was his violin Lestat played to wake Akasha.) Daniel is also dropped, leaving Armand DemotedToExtra as his plotline revolved mostly around Daniel. Mekare is also missing, apparently having become a CompositeCharacter with her sister Maharet, and Khayman is nowhere to be seen, seen (aside from a brief cameo, where he's played by Creator/BruceSpence), as much of the backstory was dropped to focus on the modern plot. The Talamasca agent Aaron Lightner has also been removed from the film, with his role as Jessie's mentor being taken over by the CompositeCharacter David Talbot. Lestat's maker Magnus is also absent, being replaced by Marius, who is also a CompositeCharacter.


** However, as the series progressed, the characters above began to make appearances, except for Glynda, due to [[CreatorBreakdown reasons]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement that belong elsewhere]].

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** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' has almost the entire cast of ''Super Street Fighter II'', with the only ones missing being Dee Jay, T. Hawk, E. Honda, and Blanka. They ''were'' originally going to appear, but plans for the show changed after its episode order was CutShort.

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** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV'' has almost the entire cast of ''Super Street Fighter II'', with the only ones missing being Dee Jay, T. Hawk, E. Honda, and Blanka. They ''were'' originally going to appear, but plans for the show changed after its episode order was CutShort.

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* In ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', the anime adaptation left out a small part near the end of season 2, where Hades poses as the Pope and convinces a small group from Athena's army to advance and enter a zone protected by barrier of his castle, resulting in their deaths. [[spoiler: Salo, the youngest of Taurus Aldebaran's three apprentices, is among the deceased]].


** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIIV'' has almost the entire cast of ''Super Street Fighter II'', with the only ones missing being Dee Jay, T. Hawk, E. Honda and Blanka. They ''were'' originally going to appear, but plans for the show changed after its episode order was CutShort.

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** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIIV'' ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' has almost the entire cast of ''Super Street Fighter II'', with the only ones missing being Dee Jay, T. Hawk, E. Honda Honda, and Blanka. They ''were'' originally going to appear, but plans for the show changed after its episode order was CutShort.



* The [[Film/TheLastAirbender film adaptation]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' was trying to condense a whole season into one film, so Jet and Bumi were left out. Suki and the Kyoshi warriors were ''going'' to appear, but their twenty minutes were cut; this also seems pretty {{Justified}} since Sokka already had a LoveInterest in Yue anyway.

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* The [[Film/TheLastAirbender film adaptation]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' was trying to condense a whole season into one film, so Jet and Bumi were left out. Suki and the Kyoshi warriors were ''going'' to appear, but their twenty minutes were cut; this also seems pretty {{Justified}} {{justified|Trope}} since Sokka already had a LoveInterest in Yue anyway.

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*In ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', Jim has a father who dies in the first chapter of the book. Most, if not every, adaptation changes this to having his father die much earlier and having Jim grow up fatherless and his mother running the Inn alone. This explain away Jim's [[AngstWhatAngst curious lack of grief]] in the book and creates a much more implicit father-son dynamic between him and Long John Silver.


* ''Literature/TheSuicideShop'' was given [[WesternAnimation/TheSuicideShop an animated film adaptation]] in 2012, which had two notable omissions from the original novel.

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** Alan being sent to join a suicide bomb squad by his parents in hopes of dispelling his optimism is left out, which results in the suicide bombers being omitted.
** Because the film ends before we see Marilyn marry her significant other and get pregnant, the film does not feature her unborn child mentioned in the original book.


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* ''Fanfic/AvengerOfSteel'' (Crossover ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Film/ManOfSteel'') Lois Lane, with her role during the events of Man of Steel being taken by Natasha.
* ''Fanfic/SpideyVsTheForcesOfEvil'' (Crossover''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''). According to WordOfGod Marco Ubaldo Diaz does not exist in this story. While the author is a fan of the character, this is a story about Peter Parker and Star Butterfly so Marco was cut out to be replace by Peter Parker.
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* The 1939, 1960 and 1993 versions of ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'' cut out Tom Sawyer, who plays a small, but major part in his pal's story. The 1955 telemovie kept Tom, but wrote out Jim, ''the novel's other major character.''


** Neither Deathryuger, the evil ranger of ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', nor his good variation, Kyoryu Navy, were adapted into ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. Ironically, his demorphed form, Ferocious Knight D, ''was adapted'' as the monster Badussa, along with his zord, Tobispino/Spinozord. And while the OneWingedAngel form of the BigBad, Deboth, was adapted into Greenzilla, his [[FinalBoss true form]] was not.

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** Neither Deathryuger, the evil ranger of ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', nor his good variation, Kyoryu Navy, were adapted into ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. Ironically, his demorphed form, Ferocious Knight D, ''was adapted'' as the monster Badussa, along with his zord, Tobispino/Spinozord. [[note]] The [[ComicBook/MightyMorphinPowerRangersBoomStudios Boom Studios comics]] later worked in Deathryuger as The Dark Ranger, the Ranger form of Post-HeelFaceTurn [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Heckyll]].[[/note]] And while the OneWingedAngel form of the BigBad, Deboth, was adapted into Greenzilla, his [[FinalBoss true form]] was not.


* ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperheroes2:'' As with ''Avengers'', the X-Men are excluded entirely, as is anything related to them, including the term "mutant", save for Darkstar (a mutant, but only very briefly associated with them) and Captain Britain (not a mutant, but strongly associated with the X-Men), and they're joined by the ''Fantastic Four''. This gets a little awkward since Galactus was the final boss of the first game, so the characters can only vaguely allude to what happened there. The ''[[ComicBook/{{Champions2016}} Champions]]'' DLC pack also includes the entire team except for ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, who is replaced with ComicBook/MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur and ComicBook/KateBishop, who aren't even members of the Champions in the comics.

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* ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperheroes2:'' As with ''Avengers'', the X-Men are excluded entirely, as is anything related to them, including the term "mutant", save for Darkstar (a mutant, but only very briefly associated with them) and Captain Britain (not a mutant, but strongly associated with the X-Men), and they're joined by the ''Fantastic Four''. This gets a little awkward since Galactus was the final boss of the first game, so the characters can only vaguely allude to what happened there. The ''[[ComicBook/{{Champions2016}} Champions]]'' ''ComicBook/{{Champions|2016}}'' DLC pack also includes the entire team except for ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, who is replaced with ComicBook/MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur and ComicBook/KateBishop, who aren't even members of the Champions in the comics.


* ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperheroes2:'' As with ''Avengers'', the X-Men are excluded entirely, as is anything related to them, including the term "mutant", save for Darkstar (a mutant, but only very briefly associated with them) and Captain Britain (not a mutant, but strongly associated with the X-Men), and they're joined by the ''Fantastic Four''. This gets a little awkward since Galactus was the final boss of the first game, so the characters can only vaguely allude to what happened there. The ''[[ComicBook/{{Champions2016}} Champions]]'' DLC pack also includes the entire expect for ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, who is replaced with ComicBook/MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur and ComicBook/KateBishop, who aren't even members of the Champions in the comics.

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* ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperheroes2:'' As with ''Avengers'', the X-Men are excluded entirely, as is anything related to them, including the term "mutant", save for Darkstar (a mutant, but only very briefly associated with them) and Captain Britain (not a mutant, but strongly associated with the X-Men), and they're joined by the ''Fantastic Four''. This gets a little awkward since Galactus was the final boss of the first game, so the characters can only vaguely allude to what happened there. The ''[[ComicBook/{{Champions2016}} Champions]]'' DLC pack also includes the entire expect team except for ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, who is replaced with ComicBook/MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur and ComicBook/KateBishop, who aren't even members of the Champions in the comics.

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* Ryo Asuka/Satan is left out of the 1972 ''Anime/{{Devilman}}'' anime. Most of Devilman's RoguesGallery is likewise absent, save for Sirene, Psycho Jenny and Xenon (who takes on the BigBad role for Satan).


** The ''WesternAnimation/TheDeathOfSuperman''/''WesternAnimation/ReignOfTheSupermen'' duology sees [[ComicBook/SupermanDoomsdayHunterPrey Bertron]] and Mongul written out, instead [[CompositeCharacter both being replaced by]] ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}.

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** The ''WesternAnimation/TheDeathOfSuperman''/''WesternAnimation/ReignOfTheSupermen'' duology sees [[ComicBook/SupermanDoomsdayHunterPrey Bertron]] and Mongul written out, instead [[CompositeCharacter both being replaced by]] ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}. Likewise, the Underdwellers and Cadmus are written out, with Intergang taking the former's place as the {{Starter Villain}} and Luthor being Superboy's creator from the get-go. Also, Coast City doesn't get destroyed.

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** The ''WesternAnimation/TheDeathOfSuperman''/''WesternAnimation/ReignOfTheSupermen'' duology sees [[ComicBook/SupermanDoomsdayHunterPrey Bertron]] and Mongul written out, instead [[CompositeCharacter both being replaced by]] ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}.

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* The single-issue ComicBookAdaptation of ''Series/MaskedRider'' omitted Count Dregon's lackey Doubleface.


** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] cut out a lot of the cast who were introduced partway into the series (the Xingese characters, the Briggs soldiers, etc.) since the anime OvertookTheManga. Lin appeared in a cameo but was otherwise excluded.

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** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] cut out a lot of the cast who were introduced partway into the series (the Xingese characters, the Briggs soldiers, etc.) since the anime OvertookTheManga. Lin Ling appeared in a cameo but was otherwise excluded.

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* ''Film/Venom2018'' set itself the impressive challenge of adapting Venom without any reference to Spider-Man, the single character most central to Venom's comic backstory, ultimately having the symbiote brought to Earth by a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Elon Musk and making Eddie's fall from grace at least mostly his own fault.

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* ''Film/BladeTrinity'' introduces the Nightstalkers including Hannibal King but Frank Drake is omitted, his place taken by CanonForeigner Abigail Whistler who is the daughter of the movie-only character Abraham Whistler. The name "Drake", however is used as an alias for the BigBad in the film. Although Blade, Frank Drake, and King were all introduced in Marvel's ''Tomb Of Dracula'', Dracula appears to have been adapted out as well. King explains that there are lot of myths and misconceptions that may or may not be true and it is implied that, unlike in the Marvel comic, the historical "Vlad Dracul" (aka Vlad the Impaler) did not become a vampire and that the events of Bram Stoker's novel (which also never suggested that Vlad and Count Dracula are the same person) did not happen in universe. King, also shows Blade a Marvel ''Tomb of Dracula'' comic to drive home the point. Drake, does, suggest, however, that he has been around long enough to borrow a few famous aliases.


** Tom Bombadil and his wife Goldberry, together with the Hobbits' entire "Old Forest" adventure, are absent from both film adaptations made so far.

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* The ''Film/{{Shazam}}'' movie is based on [[ComicBook/{{Shazam|2012}} the comic book origin story as it was post-]]''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''. However, ComicBook/BlackAdam does not appear, since he is getting his own movie. As a tradeoff, the movie gets more focus on Dr. Sivana, who was a secondary villain in the original story.

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* ''Film/MortalEngines'':
** Katherine Valentine's pet wolf Dog does not appear in the movie.
** Due to Tunbridge Wheels and everything related to it being left out of the movie, the town’s mayor Chrysler Peavy and his group of pirates are also absent.
** As a side effect of Shrike never being brought to London in this adaptation, the other Stalkers created by Dr Trix from studying Shrike don't exist in the film's universe.


* The videogame adaptation of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' leaves out the character of Padmé entirely. (Creator/NataliePortman must be feeling a little burned; see the ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' example above.)

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* The videogame adaptation for home consoles by The Collective of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' leaves out the character of Padmé entirely. (Creator/NataliePortman must be feeling a little burned; see the ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' example above.)) Averted by Creator/{{Ubisoft}}'s handheld console game, which leaves her important scenes in and actually adds an additional battle to balance the action/cutscene ratio.


** ''Series/KyukyuSentaiGoGoV'' had a small robotic assistant called Mint, while ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' did not have any robotic assistant whatsoever (although Mint can be seen in episodes of ''Lightspeed Rescue'' in the Lightspeed Aquabase standing around doing nothing).

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** ''Series/KyukyuSentaiGoGoV'' had a small robotic assistant called Mint, while ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' did not have any robotic assistant whatsoever (although Mint [[StockFootageFailure can be seen in episodes of of]] ''Lightspeed Rescue'' in the Lightspeed Aquabase standing around doing nothing).


* Jim's father, distant due to his brother Jack having been taken by Trolls as a kid, was around in the ''Literature/{{Trollhunters}}'' book but is a DisappearedDad in [[WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}} the animated series adaptation]] for [[PragmaticAdaptation entirely unrelated reasons]], presumably removing Uncle Jack from the show as well.



* Jim's father, distant due to his brother Jack having been taken by Trolls as a kid, was around in the ''Literature/{{Trollhunters}}'' book but is a DisappearedDad in [[WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}} the animated series adaptation]] for [[PragmaticAdaptation entirely unrelated reasons]], presumably removing Uncle Jack from the show as well.


* The ''Webcomic/TeamFortress2'' webcomics will adapt out whichever team isn't the issues' focus (usually the BLU team) to minimize PaletteSwap weirdness. ''The Naked and the Dead'' goes further and makes it explicit that there was only one team all along: [[TitleDrop Team Fortress]].

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* The ''Webcomic/TeamFortress2'' webcomics will adapt out whichever team isn't the issues' focus (usually the BLU team) to minimize PaletteSwap weirdness.avoid the InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals found in the games and "Meet the Team" videos. ''The Naked and the Dead'' goes further and makes it explicit that there was only one team all along: [[TitleDrop Team Fortress]].


* WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies Animated New 52:

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* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' had [[spoiler:ComicBook/TheJoker as the killer of Bruce Wayne's parents, rather than Joe Chill, the man who shot them in the original comic books. The other crook may be Joe Chill himself, but isn't named within the film.]]

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* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' ''Film/Batman1989'' had [[spoiler:ComicBook/TheJoker as the killer of Bruce Wayne's parents, rather than Joe Chill, the man who shot them in the original comic books. The other crook may be Joe Chill himself, but isn't named within the film.]]


* The "Sanctuary Chapter" OVA adaptation of the Hades saga in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' removed Harpy Valentine and Radamanthys' PraetorianGuard from the final chapters. This is specially notable for Valentine, who returns much later in the 2nd "Inferno Chapter" [=OVA=]s and references a meeting with Seiya that never happened...

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* The "Sanctuary Chapter" OVA adaptation of the Hades saga in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' removed Harpy Valentine and Radamanthys' PraetorianGuard from the final chapters. This is specially notable for Valentine, Basilisk Silpheed, who returns much later in the 2nd "Inferno Chapter" [=OVA=]s and references a meeting with Seiya the Bronze Saints that never happened...


** Jan Svankmajer's ''Film/{{Alice}}'' omits the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle, the Cheshire Cat and replaces the roles of the Duchess and her cook with the White Rabbit.

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* Jim's father, distant due to his brother Jack having been taken by Trolls as a kid, was around in the ''Literature/{{Trollhunters}}'' book but is a DisappearedDad in [[WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}} the animated series adaptation]] for [[PragmaticAdaptation entirely unrelated reasons]], presumably removing Uncle Jack from the show as well.


* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaReflection'' cuts out the more fantastic elements (by series standards) from ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Gears of Destiny]]'', meaning that it lacks the characters who showed up due to being resurrected as Dark Fragments (Precia and Linith)[[note]]though Precia does show up via flashbacks to the first movie[[/note]] or time traveled (Vivio, Einhart, and Thoma). The Liese twins and Reinforce Eins (who had already been adapted out in the previous movie and SparedByTheAdaptation in the games respectively) are also absent.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaReflection'' cuts out the more fantastic elements (by series standards) from ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Gears of Destiny]]'', meaning that it lacks the characters who showed up due to being resurrected as Dark Fragments (Precia and Linith)[[note]]though Precia does if one wants to get technical, their LotusEaterMachine counterparts both show up via flashbacks when Fate has a flashback to the first previous movie[[/note]] or time traveled (Vivio, Einhart, and Thoma). The Liese twins and Reinforce Eins (who had already been adapted out in the previous movie and SparedByTheAdaptation in the games respectively) are also absent.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaReflection'' cuts out the more fantastic elements (by series standards) from ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Gears of Destiny]]'', meaning that it lacks the characters who showed up due to being resurrected as Dark Fragments (Precia and Linith)[[note]]though Precia does show up via flashbacks to the first movie[[/note]] or time traveled (Vivio, Einhart, and Thoma). The Liese twins and Reinforce Eins (who had already been adapted out in the previous movie and SparedByTheAdaptation in the games respectively) are also absent.


* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' graphic novel trilogy ''[=SkyClan=] and the Stranger'' (and bonus manga at the end of [=SkyClan=]'s Destiny) is unique among ''Warriors'' mangas in that they try to make ''all'' [=SkyClan=] cats appear, or at least be ''mentioned''. While almost the entire Clan ''is'' in there, the only ones to not show up or be mentioned at all in either the trilogy or the bonus manga are Sagepaw and Egg, for whatever reason.

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* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' [[Manga/WarriorCatsManga graphic novel novel]] trilogy ''[=SkyClan=] and the Stranger'' (and bonus manga at the end of [=SkyClan=]'s Destiny) is unique among ''Warriors'' mangas in that they try to make ''all'' [=SkyClan=] cats appear, or at least be ''mentioned''. While almost the entire Clan ''is'' in there, the only ones to not show up or be mentioned at all in either the trilogy or the bonus manga are Sagepaw and Egg, for whatever reason.



* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'': Liir (Elphaba's son with [[spoiler:Fiyero]]), Sarima, Nor (and the rest of the family), Nanny, and Yackle (and the rest of the nuns), as well as less important characters like Sir Chuffrey (Glinda's husband) and Shell (Elphaba's brother), were removed in the [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} musical]].

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* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'': Liir (Elphaba's son with [[spoiler:Fiyero]]), Sarima, Nor (and the rest of the family), Nanny, and Yackle (and the rest of the nuns), as well as less important characters like Sir Chuffrey (Glinda's husband) and Shell (Elphaba's brother), were removed in the [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} musical]]. The play also removes the Unnamed God and Lurline elements of the book, leading to a huge change in Nessarose's characterization.



* The Disney adaptation of ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' removed several characters from the [[Literature/{{Bambi}} book]] (most of which who were deer). Old Netta, Karus, Marena, Faline's brother Gobo, and Friend Hare weren't in the film. Friend Hare was given an {{expy}} in Thumper and some of his traits were given to Friend Owl.

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* The Disney adaptation of ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' removed several characters from the [[Literature/{{Bambi}} book]] (most of which who were being deer). Old Netta, Karus, Marena, Faline's twin brother Gobo, and Friend Hare weren't in the film. Friend Hare was given an {{expy}} in Thumper and some of his traits were given to Friend Owl.



* The film of ''Literature/ADogsPurpose'' edited down the first 54 pages of the book to less than 4 minutes. It very briefly showed Toby with his siblings but didn't name any of them. The film DemotedToExtra Toby and his family. It also outright removed Senora, Senora's peers, Coco, Top Dog, Spike, and Rottie. The film also removes several other, mostly minor, characters.

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* The film of ''Literature/ADogsPurpose'' ''Film/ADogsPurpose'' edited down the first 54 pages of the book [[Literature/ADogsPurpose book]] to less than 4 minutes. It very briefly showed Toby with his siblings but didn't name any of them. The film DemotedToExtra them, resulting in Toby and his family.family being DemotedToExtra. It also outright removed Senora, Senora's peers, Coco, Top Dog, Spike, and Rottie. The film also removes several other, mostly minor, characters.



** The current fourth iteration of the toyline has Lily Blossom, a Pegasus with a unique design (something normally reserved for major characters) who was part of the early wave of releases along with the six leads from [[WesternAnimaton/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the TV series]], yet has never appeared in the show.
** Princess Skyla is a plush toy of a baby alicorn from G4. Many thought that she would be introduced as Shining Armor's and Cadence's daughter, however when they did eventually have a child their daughter turned out not to be Skyla. The fact Skyla is a both an alicorn (a foal at that) and a princess makes her exclusion all the more noticeable. It's even mentioned in-series that Flurry Heart was the first alicorn ever born, thus meaning Skyla doesn't exist in the cartoon canon.
** In G1 all the princesses has pet baby dragons (also referred to as their assistants): Spike, Prickles, Spiny, Fiery, Smokey, Flash, and Sparks. Of the dragons only the original, Spike, appeared in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials'' or ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends''. The others did however appear prominently in the UK's ''ComicBook/MyLittlePony'' comics. The others have also [[WhateverHappenedToTheMouse dropped from the series]], with only Spike reappearing in G3 and G4.

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** The current fourth iteration of the toyline has Lily Blossom, a Pegasus pegasus with a unique design (something normally reserved for major characters) who was part of the early wave of releases along with the six leads from [[WesternAnimaton/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the TV series]], yet has never appeared in the show.
** Princess Skyla is a plush toy of a baby alicorn from G4. Many thought that she would be introduced as Shining Armor's and Cadence's daughter, however when they did eventually have a child their daughter Flurry Heart turned out not to be Skyla. The fact Skyla is a both an alicorn (a foal at that) and a princess makes her exclusion all the more noticeable. It's even mentioned in-series that Flurry Heart was the first alicorn ever born, thus meaning Skyla doesn't exist in the cartoon canon.
** In G1 all the princesses has have pet baby dragons (also referred to as their assistants): Spike, Prickles, Spiny, Fiery, Smokey, Flash, and Sparks. Of the dragons only the original, Spike, appeared in either ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials'' or ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends''. The others did however appear prominently in the UK's ''ComicBook/MyLittlePony'' comics. The others other dragons have also [[WhateverHappenedToTheMouse dropped from the series]], franchise]], with only Spike reappearing in G3 and G4.


* An [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of this trope occurs in ''[[Fanfic/StarTrekMirror Star Trek: Mirror]]'', which adapts several characters cut from [[Film/StarTrek the reboot]] back in - Christine Chapel is a major character again, Janice Rand appears regularly [[spoiler:and even gets to become a one-woman example of TheCavalry]], Kyle the transporter chief is around in both universes, and M'Benga gets a ContinuityCameo.

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* An [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of this trope occurs in ''[[Fanfic/StarTrekMirror Star Trek: Mirror]]'', which adapts several characters cut from [[Film/StarTrek [[Film/StarTrek2009 the reboot]] back in - Christine Chapel is a major character again, Janice Rand appears regularly [[spoiler:and even gets to become a one-woman example of TheCavalry]], Kyle the transporter chief is around in both universes, and M'Benga gets a ContinuityCameo.



* Nurse Christine Chapel, one of the main characters from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (and one of only two female leads), is TheUnseen in ''Film/StarTrek'' ([=McCoy=] does name-check her but she is not actually seen on-screen), presumably so Uhura can benefit more from TheSmurfettePrinciple. Chapel's absence is {{Handwaved}} in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', but even though this confirmed that at least she still exists and is alive in-universe, it didn't go over too well with fans.

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* Nurse Christine Chapel, one of the main characters from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (and one of only two female leads), is TheUnseen in ''Film/StarTrek'' ''Film/StarTrek2009'' ([=McCoy=] does name-check her but she is not actually seen on-screen), presumably so Uhura can benefit more from TheSmurfettePrinciple. Chapel's absence is {{Handwaved}} in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', but even though this confirmed that at least she still exists and is alive in-universe, it didn't go over too well with fans.


Related to ChuckCunninghamSyndrome, where a character vanishes without explanation from the original work. Compare DemotedToExtra, where the character does appear but in a much less important role. Contrast CanonForeigner, where an adaptation features a character who didn't exist in the original work. If a character is cut from an adaptation of an ongoing work but then turns out to be [[ChekhovsGunman extremely important later on]], this could result in an AdaptationInducedPlotHole. The opposite trope is AdaptedIn, where the adaptation gives a character involvement they didn't have in the source material.

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Related to ChuckCunninghamSyndrome, where a character vanishes without explanation from the original work. Compare DemotedToExtra, where the character does appear but in a much less important role. Contrast CanonForeigner, where an adaptation features a character who didn't exist in the original work. If a character is cut from an adaptation of an ongoing work but then turns out to be [[ChekhovsGunman extremely important later on]], this could result in an AdaptationInducedPlotHole. The opposite trope is AdaptedIn, where the adaptation gives a character involvement they didn't have in the source material.\n


** Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/{{Robin}}, was completely skipped over in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''. Though some argue that their version of Tim Drake is more a CompositeCharacter of [[[[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim]] and Jason, both in origin and personality leading to the fan nickname "Timmy Todd".

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** Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/{{Robin}}, was completely skipped over in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''. Though some argue that their version of Tim Drake is more a CompositeCharacter of [[[[Comicbook/RobinSeries [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim]] and Jason, both in origin and personality leading to the fan nickname "Timmy Todd".


** Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/{{Robin}}, was completely skipped over in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''. Though some argue that their version of Tim Drake is more a CompositeCharacter of Tim and Jason, both in origin and personality.

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** Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/{{Robin}}, was completely skipped over in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''. Though some argue that their version of Tim Drake is more a CompositeCharacter of Tim [[[[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim]] and Jason, both in origin and personality.personality leading to the fan nickname "Timmy Todd".


Related to ChuckCunninghamSyndrome, where a character vanishes without explanation from the original work. Compare DemotedToExtra, where the character does appear but in a much less important role. Contrast CanonForeigner, where an adaptation features a character who didn't exist in the original work. If a character is cut from an adaptation of an ongoing work but then turns out to be [[ChekhovsGunman extremely important later on]], this could result in an AdaptationInducedPlotHole.

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Related to ChuckCunninghamSyndrome, where a character vanishes without explanation from the original work. Compare DemotedToExtra, where the character does appear but in a much less important role. Contrast CanonForeigner, where an adaptation features a character who didn't exist in the original work. If a character is cut from an adaptation of an ongoing work but then turns out to be [[ChekhovsGunman extremely important later on]], this could result in an AdaptationInducedPlotHole.
AdaptationInducedPlotHole. The opposite trope is AdaptedIn, where the adaptation gives a character involvement they didn't have in the source material.


*** Cases 1-5 and 2-1 are not included, so all the exclusive characters from both were written out entirely.

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*** Cases Case 1-5 and 2-1 are is not included, so all the exclusive characters from both were that case are written out entirely.entirely. Subverted in 2-1's case, where it is moved to be the premiere of season 2 instead.


* The operatic version of ''Theatre/StreetScene'', while preserving much of the NarrativeFiligree of the original play, does eliminate the secondary characters of Agnes Cushing and Alice Simpson. Miss Cushing's excited gossip about seeing Mrs. Maurrant and Sankey standing close together in the entrance to a warehouse was transferred to Mrs. Olsen.

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* The operatic version of ''Theatre/StreetScene'', while preserving much of the NarrativeFiligree of the original play, does eliminate the secondary characters of Agnes Cushing and Alice Simpson. Miss Cushing's excited gossip about seeing [[CheatingWithTheMilkman Mrs. Maurrant and Sankey Sankey]] standing close together in the entrance to a warehouse was transferred to Mrs. Olsen.


* The operatic version of ''Theatre/StreetScene'', while preserving much of the NarrativeFiligree of the original play, does eliminate the secondary characters of Agnes Cushing and Alice Simpson. The former woman's excited gossip about seeing Mrs. Maurrant and Sankey standing close together in the entrance to a warehouse was transferred to Mrs. Olsen.

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* The operatic version of ''Theatre/StreetScene'', while preserving much of the NarrativeFiligree of the original play, does eliminate the secondary characters of Agnes Cushing and Alice Simpson. The former woman's Miss Cushing's excited gossip about seeing Mrs. Maurrant and Sankey standing close together in the entrance to a warehouse was transferred to Mrs. Olsen.

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* The operatic version of ''Theatre/StreetScene'', while preserving much of the NarrativeFiligree of the original play, does eliminate the secondary characters of Agnes Cushing and Alice Simpson. The former woman's excited gossip about seeing Mrs. Maurrant and Sankey standing close together in the entrance to a warehouse was transferred to Mrs. Olsen.


** The live-action ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' adaptation decided to have an EarlyBAdaptationalEarlyAppearance of [[spoiler: Yoshikage Kira's Sheer Heart Attack]] kill [[spoiler: Keicho Nijimura]] instead of Akira Atoishi, who murdered him in the original manga (and its anime adaptation). Since the film was originally conceived as a trilogy (which may or may not end up being released, since the film was a financial flop), this was probably meant to cut out many of the minor antagonists of that arc, and bee-line immediately to the BigBad.

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** The live-action ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' adaptation decided to have an EarlyBAdaptationalEarlyAppearance AdaptationalEarlyAppearance of [[spoiler: Yoshikage Kira's Sheer Heart Attack]] kill [[spoiler: Keicho Nijimura]] instead of Akira Atoishi, who murdered him in the original manga (and its anime adaptation). Since the film was originally conceived as a trilogy (which may or may not end up being released, since the film was a financial flop), this was probably meant to cut out many of the minor antagonists of that arc, and bee-line immediately to the BigBad.


** The live-action ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' adaptation decided to have an EarlyBirdCameo of [[spoiler: Yoshikage Kira's Sheer Heart Attack]] kill [[spoiler: Keicho Nijimura]] instead of Akira Atoishi, who murdered him in the original manga (and its anime adaptation). Since the film was originally conceived as a trilogy (which may or may not end up being released, since the film was a financial flop), this was probably meant to cut out many of the minor antagonists of that arc, and bee-line immediately to the BigBad.

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** The live-action ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' adaptation decided to have an EarlyBirdCameo EarlyBAdaptationalEarlyAppearance of [[spoiler: Yoshikage Kira's Sheer Heart Attack]] kill [[spoiler: Keicho Nijimura]] instead of Akira Atoishi, who murdered him in the original manga (and its anime adaptation). Since the film was originally conceived as a trilogy (which may or may not end up being released, since the film was a financial flop), this was probably meant to cut out many of the minor antagonists of that arc, and bee-line immediately to the BigBad.


** ''Film/BlackPanther'':

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* The animated film ''WesternAnimation/TheHalloweenTree'' omits four of the trick-or-treaters featured in the original book by Ray Bradbury: George Smith (who goes as a ghost), J.J. (who goes as an apeman), Fred Fryer (who goes as a beggar), and "Hackles" Nibley (who goes as Death).


* Certain minor/recurring characters from series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' in Website/{{GoAnimate}} videos don't appear mainly due to fear of being mistaken for an unironic fan of said series due to knowing a character's existence.

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* Certain minor/recurring characters from series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' in Website/{{GoAnimate}} videos don't appear mainly due to fear of being mistaken for an unironic fan of said series due to knowing a character's existence.existence, or due to said characters being difficult to create in [=GoAnimate=].


** ''AdaptedOut/Pokemon''

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** ''AdaptedOut/Pokemon''



* ''Radio/PokemonTheBirthOfMewtwo'' was a Japanese-only ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' radio drama that was adapted into a segment at the start of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. A large portion of it was cut out, such as everything involving Team Rocket and the backstory to Amber. Jessie's MissingMom Miyamoto and Giovanni's mom [[NoNameGiven Madame Boss]] were excluded from the animated version.



* The Dubai version of ''Theatre/PokemonLive'' cut out Professor Oak and Delia Ketchum. This meant that a large portion of the plot, which involved Delia, was scrapped as well.



* Quite a few ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' characters never appeared in the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]]:
** Leaf,[[note]]From ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Fire Red and Leaf Green]]'',[[/note]] Hilda and Hilbert,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'',[[/note]] Nate and Rosa,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'',[[/note]] and Calem[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''[[/note]] and the protagonists of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' do not show up at all despite being {{Player Character}}s from some of the games. The show focuses on Ash who has become a {{Composite|Character}} of all of the main series male player characters to date[[note]]barring perhaps [[VagueAge the aesthetically older]] Hilbert and Calem[[/note]] even though his design is based off of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], the first protagonist of the series, whose adventures he was originally supposed to emulate.
** Gary doesn't have a sister like his game counterpart, since Ash didn't need the Town Map that Daisy provides, nor does he spend much time in Pallet Town, where she resides.
** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role, and being close to a Ralts (despite not catching it)[[/note]], and Hugh are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in cameos in the movies]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear as a rival but appeared as his Gym Leader incarnation in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''; this means he and Bianca are different ages and don't know each other at all in the anime. No word yet on if Hau from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is also missing.
** Koga's daughter (and Gym Leader successor) Janine from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' never makes an appearance. The part of the game she's in requires visiting Kanto to get the region's badges; while Ash ''did'' return to Kanto to face off against the ''Hoenn'' Frontier Brains, he didn't visit the Gyms due to the fact that he'd already gotten the badges. Koga does get a [[CanonForeigner sister named Aya]], who pretty much fills the same role as Janine.
** While their existence is acknowledged, some Elite Four members from Hoenn[[note]]except Drake[[/note]] and Unova[[note]]except Caitlin [[/note]] are never shown. Will and Karen from ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' and Drasna from ''X'' and ''Y'' never appear as well.
** Sinnoh & Johto's Frontier Brains other than Palmer and Caitlin do not appear.
** Characters from spinoff games rarely appear in the anime. The only ones who do are from ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap''[[note]]Todd actually ''did'' debut in the anime before ''Snap'''s release[[/note]] and the ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' series. The ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'', ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', and ''VideoGame/PokemonTrozei'' characters don't appear. This does not include the one-off ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' specials.
** AZ and the Ultimate Weapon do not play a role in the anime's version of Team Flare's plot.
** While Xerneas and Yveltal appear in ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction'', they have no role or appearance in the main anime series itself (unlike every mascot legendary before them), with Team Flare's plot instead involving [[AscendedExtra Zygarde]]. The closest thing they get is a side special, but even then it's a flashback.
** Game elements like Technical and Hidden Machines are never used in the anime.
** The postgame in ''X and Y'' features Xerosic being investigated by Agent Looker and finding redemption with the help of a young girl named Emma. Neither of these happen in the anime.[[note]]Instead Xerosic tries to brainwash Clemont, but gets defeated by Ash and the gang and then arrested by Officer Jenny.[[/note]]
** Cynthia's sister is a minor character who doesn't have a sprite of her own however still appears in the games. In the anime however only Cynthia and her grandmother appeared.
** Mr. Fuji, the old man who takes care of Pokémon in Lavender Town doesn't make any appearance in the anime. Though ''a'' Dr. Fuji creates Mewtwo in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', he's a distinctly different character from Mr. Fuji.
** Porgyon's evolutions never appeared in the anime, due to it being associated with [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the infamous episode that caused seizures]], even though [[CommonKnowledge it was actually Pikachu's fault in the scene]]. Their lone appearances have been brief cameos in some of the later movies.
** Zinnia, Lisia, and Aarune from ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' haven't made an appearance either.
** The Team Rocket Executives - Proton, Ariana, Petrel, and Archer - have never appeared, either in their original designs or remake designs, despite Team Rocket being such an important aspect of the anime. Unlike Red in the games, Ash has not caused Team Rocket to disband and thus Neo Team Rocket or [[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Team Rainbow Rocket]] never came to be.
** The games feature various cellphone-like items, such as the C-Gear, which are usually ignored in the anime. WordOfGod is that that they would make the plots easy to work around (ie, if the plot has character split up then all they'd have to do is call each other). Misty had the original Poké Gear in one episode after her departure, Brock used the one from the remakes as a map throughout the ''Diamond & Pearl'' series, and Dawn had the Poketch.
** Bill is also the only PC programmer from the games that has appeared in the anime. Nothing about him being in charge of the Pokemon Storage System is even mentioned since that doesn't appear in the anime either. No appearances have been made from [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Lanette]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Bebe]], [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Amanita]], or [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Cassius]].
** Courtney from Team Magma does not appear in the anime.
** The remake designs of Team Magma and Team Aqua don't appear in the anime because it'd be redundant.
** The Distortion World is the catalyst of ''Platinum'''s plot however it didn't appear in the anime. The anime has the similar Reverse World which appeared not in the main series plot but in the movie ''Anime/PokemonGiratinaAndTheSkyWarrior''.
** The Shadow Triad do not appear in the anime.
** Lentimas Town and Black City are the only towns and cities in the Unova region not to be featured in the anime. Same for White Forest.
** Kiloude City in the Kalos region has never been featured either.
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':
** Orre is never referenced. This means none of the ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' or ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' characters cameo in the manga.
** Red in the games has a mother who appears in two different pairs of games (the Kanto and Johto ones) and has an off-screen father. Red in ''Adventures'' however either suffers from a mean case of InvisibleParents or outright ParentalAbandonment. He is one of the only, if not the only, Pokedex holder with no known relatives.
* ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'':
** None of the female player characters make an appearance. Instead, the male protagonists are used -- the one possible exception being "The Scoop", where the Hoenn protagonist is dressed in an all-concealing Magma Suit, making it ambiguous if it's Brendan or May underneath.
** Lucas and Dawn never show up -- in "The New World", Cynthia confronts Team Galactic atop Spear Pillar alone, while "The Magma Stone" only has Looker and Buck present; in both situations in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Platinum]]'', the player was present with them.
** The protagonists of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' are absent in the two episodes focusing on the events of those games. In "The King Returns", instead of Nate/Rosa appearing, [[spoiler:Hilbert from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' appears with Zekrom to aid N]]; something that never happened in ''[=B2/W2=]'''s story.
** In "The Investigation", which is based on the Looker sidequest in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', Mimi deactivates Emma's Expansion Suit, as opposed to Xerosic (who is absent entirely).


* Video Games
** ''AdaptedOut/LEGOHarryPotter''



** In ''Theatre/DeathNoteTheMusical'', which compresses the entire series into a two-hour show, several characters from the first arc, such as Watari, Matsuda and Naomi Misora, are not present. The entirety of the second arc is also ommitted [[spoiler:and both Light and L die at the same time.]]

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** In ''Theatre/DeathNoteTheMusical'', which compresses the entire series into a two-hour show, several characters from the first arc, such as Watari, Matsuda and Naomi Misora, are not present. The entirety of the second arc is also ommitted omitted [[spoiler:and both Light and L die at the same time.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/IronMan''

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* Given that the original books are edging on {{doorstopper}}s, it's understandable that several characters would be missing from the film adaptations of Literature/TheVampireChronicles. Not only minor characters got ignored, though:
** Film/InterviewWithTheVampire axes Louis' younger brother Paul, whose death was the catalyst for Louis' [[DeathSeeker suicidal depression]] in the beginning of the book, replacing him with a brief mention of a dead wife and child who didn't exist in the books. An entire subplot regarding a woman named Babette who Louis secretly advises in running her family was also dropped.

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* Given that the original books are edging on {{doorstopper}}s, it's understandable that several characters would be missing from the film adaptations of Literature/TheVampireChronicles.''Literature/TheVampireChronicles''. Not only minor characters got ignored, though:
** Film/InterviewWithTheVampire ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'' axes Louis' younger brother Paul, whose death was the catalyst for Louis' [[DeathSeeker suicidal depression]] in the beginning of the book, replacing him with a brief mention of a dead wife and child who didn't exist in the books. An entire subplot regarding a woman named Babette who Louis secretly advises in running her family was also dropped.



** Teacher Stan Alto is also missing, along with the scene where he publically grills Rose for details on her guardian methods.

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** Teacher Stan Alto is also missing, along with the scene where he publically publicly grills Rose for details on her guardian methods.


* Speaking of, Green Lantern Martian Manhunter are the only members of the core Justice League who aren't playable in ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueTaskForce''.

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* Speaking of, of which, Green Lantern (any iteration) and Martian Manhunter are the only members of the core Justice League members who aren't playable in ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueTaskForce''.

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* Speaking of, Green Lantern Martian Manhunter are the only members of the core Justice League who aren't playable in ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueTaskForce''.

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* The Hal Jordan Comicbook/GreenLantern doesn't appear in the live-action ''Film/JusticeLeague'' movie, making him the only member of the team from the Comicbook/{{New 52}} origin not to show up. This is particularly notable since almost ever other adaptation of the Justice League has included at least ''some'' iteration of the Green Lantern, whether it be Hal Jordan, John Stewart or Guy Gardner.
* Comicbook/MartianManhunter was the only founding member of the Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica not to appear in any iteration of the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' TV show.

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* In the live-action adaption of ''{{Manga}}/NodameCantabile'', Yunlong is entirely absent, presumably due to content constraints. This is even though he does play a role that, while not big, is just as important as fellow friends Tanya and Frank. Any of his parts left in are given to other characters instead.


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* In the TV series adaptation of the play ''Series/KimsConvenience'', only one of the four characters [[ActingForTwo played by the same actor]] in the play is still in the show, Jung's friend Alex. Mr. Kim's friend Mr. Lee [[GenderFlip becomes Mrs. Kim's friend Mrs. Lee]], and Rich and Mike are nowhere to be seen. Also, Jung is married with a child in the play, but neither mother nor child exist in the show so Jung can be single and have a LoveInterest going into Season 2.


** ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperHeroes2'' takes things even further, by outright excluding the X-Men and replacing them with Comicbook/TheInhumans. The ''[[Comicbook/{{Champions 2016}} Champions]]'' DLC pack also includes the entire team except for Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, who is replaced with Comicbook/MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur and Comicbook/KateBishop, who aren't even members of the Champions in the comics.


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* ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperheroes2:'' As with ''Avengers'', the X-Men are excluded entirely, as is anything related to them, including the term "mutant", save for Darkstar (a mutant, but only very briefly associated with them) and Captain Britain (not a mutant, but strongly associated with the X-Men), and they're joined by the ''Fantastic Four''. This gets a little awkward since Galactus was the final boss of the first game, so the characters can only vaguely allude to what happened there. The ''[[ComicBook/{{Champions2016}} Champions]]'' DLC pack also includes the entire expect for ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, who is replaced with ComicBook/MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur and ComicBook/KateBishop, who aren't even members of the Champions in the comics.


* A variant of sorts appears in ''Animation/MiracleStar'', the Chinese bootleg of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. There's no equivalent to Gumball's sister Anais in ''Miracle Star'' due to the show being produced at a time when China had a one-child limit where parents in China were only allowed to have one child; adding an Anais equivalent to the show would have given Miracle Star's family more than one child. That law has since been changed to a two-child limit.

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* A variant of sorts appears in ''Animation/MiracleStar'', the Chinese bootleg of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. There's no equivalent to Gumball's younger sister Anais in ''Miracle Star'' due to the show being produced at a time when China had a one-child limit where parents in China were only allowed to have one child; adding an Anais (which wouldn't count the Darwin equivalent to the show would have given Miracle Star's family more than one child. That law has since been changed to a two-child limit.because he's adopted).


** While Xerneas and Yveltal appear in ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction'', they have no role or appearance in the main anime series itself (unlike every mascot legendary before them), with Team Flare's plot instead involving [[AscendedExtra Zygarde]]. The closes thing they get is a side special, but even then it's a flashback.

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** While Xerneas and Yveltal appear in ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction'', they have no role or appearance in the main anime series itself (unlike every mascot legendary before them), with Team Flare's plot instead involving [[AscendedExtra Zygarde]]. The closes closest thing they get is a side special, but even then it's a flashback.


* Speaking of Chapel, while he does appear in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' animated series, the rest of his Youngblood teammates do not. In fact, there's no indication that Youngblood even exists in this universe, as Chapel is the one who tracks down Spawn[[note]]Though he doesn't initially know Spawn is a resurrected Al Simmons.[[/note]] at Jason Wynn's behest. This is in contrast to the comics, where a vengeful Spawn actually attacked Chapel in front of his teammates at Youngblood HQ.

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* Speaking of Chapel, while he does appear in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' animated series, the rest of his Youngblood teammates compatriots do not. In fact, there's no indication that Youngblood even exists in this universe, as Chapel is the one who tracks down Spawn[[note]]Though he doesn't initially know Spawn is a resurrected Al Simmons.[[/note]] at Jason Wynn's behest. This is in contrast to the comics, where a vengeful Spawn actually tracked down Chapel and attacked Chapel him in front of his teammates at Youngblood HQ.


* Speaking of Chapel, while he does appear in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' animated series, the rest of his Youngblood teammates do not. In fact, there's no indication that Youngblood even exists in this universe, as Chapel is the one who tracks down Spawn[[note]]Though he doesn't initially know Spawn is a resurrected Al Simmons.[[/note]] at Jason Wynn's behest. This is in contrast to the comics, where a vengeful Spawn actually attacked Chapel in front of his teammates at Youngblood HQ.

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* Speaking of Chapel, while he does appear in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' animated series, the rest of his Youngblood teammates do not. In fact, there's no indication that Youngblood even exists in this universe, as Chapel is the one who tracks down Spawn[[note]]Though he doesn't initially know Spawn is a resurrected Al Simmons.[[/note]] at Jason Wynn's behest. This is in contrast to the comics, where a vengeful Spawn actually attacked Chapel in front of his teammates at Youngblood HQ.

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** The two ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' movies are largely based on the 2008 relaunch of the comic, but several core members of the team have yet to show up. These include Drax's daughter Moondragon, as well as Phyla-Vell and Bug (the later of whom could not be used due to [[ExiledFromContinuity legal issues]]).

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* A variant of sorts appears in ''Animation/MiracleStar'', the Chinese bootleg of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. There's no equivalent to Gumball's sister Anais in ''Miracle Star'' due to the show being produced at a time when China had a one-child limit where parents in China were only allowed to have one child; adding an Anais equivalent to the show would have given Miracle Star's family more than one child. That law has since been changed to a two-child limit.


** While Xerneas and Yveltal appear in ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction'', they have no role or appearance in the main anime series itself (unlike every mascot legendary before them), with Team Flare's plot instead involving [[AscendedExtra Zygarde]].

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** While Xerneas and Yveltal appear in ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction'', they have no role or appearance in the main anime series itself (unlike every mascot legendary before them), with Team Flare's plot instead involving [[AscendedExtra Zygarde]]. The closes thing they get is a side special, but even then it's a flashback.


* Speaking of Chapel, while he does appear in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' animated series, the rest of his Youngblood teammates do not. In fact, there's no indication that Youngblood even exists in this universe, as Chapel is the one who tracks down Spawn (though he doesn't initially know Spawn is a resurrected Al Simmons) at Jason Wynn's behest. This is in contrast to the comics, where a vengeful Spawn actually attacked Chapel in front of his teammates at Youngblood HQ.

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* Speaking of Chapel, while he does appear in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' animated series, the rest of his Youngblood teammates do not. In fact, there's no indication that Youngblood even exists in this universe, as Chapel is the one who tracks down Spawn (though Spawn[[note]]Though he doesn't initially know Spawn is a resurrected Al Simmons) Simmons.[[/note]] at Jason Wynn's behest. This is in contrast to the comics, where a vengeful Spawn actually attacked Chapel in front of his teammates at Youngblood HQ.


* Speaking of Chapel, while he does appear in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' animated series, the rest of his Youngblood teammates do not. In fact, there's no indication that Youngblood even exists in this universe, as Chapel is the one who tracks down the resurrected Spawn (though he doesn't realize who he is at first) at Jason Wynn's behest. This is in contrast to the comics, where a vengeful Spawn actually attacked Chapel in front of his teammates at Youngblood HQ.

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* Speaking of Chapel, while he does appear in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' animated series, the rest of his Youngblood teammates do not. In fact, there's no indication that Youngblood even exists in this universe, as Chapel is the one who tracks down the resurrected Spawn (though he doesn't realize who he initially know Spawn is at first) a resurrected Al Simmons) at Jason Wynn's behest. This is in contrast to the comics, where a vengeful Spawn actually attacked Chapel in front of his teammates at Youngblood HQ.


* Speaking of Chapel, while he does appear in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' animated series, the rest of his Youngblood teammates do not. In fact, there's no indication that Youngblood even exists in this universe, as Chapel is the one who tracks down the resurrected Spawn (though he doesn't realize who he is at first) at Jason Wynn's behest, in contrast to the comics, where Spawn actually attacked Chapel at Youngblood HQ in order to have his revenge.

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* Speaking of Chapel, while he does appear in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' animated series, the rest of his Youngblood teammates do not. In fact, there's no indication that Youngblood even exists in this universe, as Chapel is the one who tracks down the resurrected Spawn (though he doesn't realize who he is at first) at Jason Wynn's behest, behest. This is in contrast to the comics, where a vengeful Spawn actually attacked Chapel in front of his teammates at Youngblood HQ in order to have his revenge.HQ.

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* Speaking of Chapel, while he does appear in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' animated series, the rest of his Youngblood teammates do not. In fact, there's no indication that Youngblood even exists in this universe, as Chapel is the one who tracks down the resurrected Spawn (though he doesn't realize who he is at first) at Jason Wynn's behest, in contrast to the comics, where Spawn actually attacked Chapel at Youngblood HQ in order to have his revenge.


* Quite a few characters from the Creator/{{Netflix}} film, ''Film/DeathNote2017''—unsurprisingly, given the film's runtime of less than two hours, as compared to the much longer Japanese adaptations. [[spoiler:Other than L, Watari and James Turner/Sochiro Yagami, none of the other Kira task force members - Matsuda, Mogi, Aiwaza etc. - have counterparts in the film. Also absent is Rem, and given Mia's death at the end of the film, she's unlikely to appear in possible sequels. Near and Mello also do not appear, though it is mentioned that there were other children trained to be master detectives by the same project that trained L, making it possible that they might appear in sequels. Light's sister Sayu also doesn't have a counterpart]].

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* ''Franchise/DeathNote'':
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Quite a few characters from the Creator/{{Netflix}} film, ''Film/DeathNote2017''—unsurprisingly, given the film's runtime of less than two hours, as compared to the much longer Japanese adaptations. [[spoiler:Other than L, Watari and James Turner/Sochiro Yagami, none of the other Kira task force members - Matsuda, Mogi, Aiwaza etc. - have counterparts in the film. Also absent is Rem, and given Mia's death at the end of the film, she's unlikely to appear in possible sequels. Near and Mello also do not appear, though it is mentioned that there were other children trained to be master detectives by the same project that trained L, making it possible that they might appear in sequels. Light's sister Sayu also doesn't have a counterpart]].counterpart]].
** In ''Theatre/DeathNoteTheMusical'', which compresses the entire series into a two-hour show, several characters from the first arc, such as Watari, Matsuda and Naomi Misora, are not present. The entirety of the second arc is also ommitted [[spoiler:and both Light and L die at the same time.]]


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* The first of the ''Franchise/{{Naruto}} Live Spectacle'' theater productions condenses the entirety of part one into a single two-hour show, meaning ''lots'' of characters from the first half, both supporting and villainous, are absent. The second omits the Akatsuki members Sasori, Hidan and Kakuzu, though they still are mentioned in passing.

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->''"That awful musician from the manga? He wasn't in the anime..."''
-->-- '''Saiki''', ''Manga/TheDisastrousLifeOfSaikiK'' (anime adaptation)


** The series removed Blue and Cody from the ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' cartoons. Also, in a rather odd example, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGLVl5WEf5g one]] ''U.S. Acres'' quickie was an adaptation of [[http://www.garfield.com/usacres/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100803 this]] comic, but it removed Sheldon.

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** The series removed Blue and Cody from the ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' cartoons. Also, in a rather odd example, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGLVl5WEf5g one]] ''U.S. Acres'' quickie was an adaptation of [[http://www.garfield.com/usacres/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100803 this]] an existing comic, but it removed Sheldon.


** ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's]]'' left out Gil Graham and the Liese Twins, who were revealed to be behind the plot of the season. Metafictively speaking, this is because the movie is an in-universe adaptation of these events, and their roles in those events were classified.

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** ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's]]'' left out Gil Graham and the Liese Twins, who were revealed to be behind the plot of the season. Metafictively speaking, this is because the movie is an in-universe adaptation of these events, adaptation, and their roles in those events were classified.


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** Subverted with Misato Mikami (Nanoha's paternal aunt, and biological mother of her older sister/cousin Miyuki), who played a role in ''Nanoha'''s [[VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever parent series]] but was completely absent from anything in the various ''Nanoha'' continuities... only to make a small cameo 15 years later in the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaReflection Reflection]]'' supplementary manga.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}}'' is based on ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Dracula's Curse]]'', yet it omits Grant [=DaNasty=] from the storyline.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania|2017}}'' is based on ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Dracula's Curse]]'', yet it omits Grant [=DaNasty=] from the storyline.


* For some reason ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatam'' never used Knuckles, Amy or Metal Sonic, despite its second season airing after their debut games came out.

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* For some reason ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatam'' never used Knuckles, Amy or Metal Sonic, despite its second season airing after their debut games came out. It didn't help that ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD''[='=]s American localization insists that Amy is actually Princess Sally, despite the fact that the two characters look nothing alike.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}}'' is based on ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Dracula's Curse]]'', yet it omits Grant [=DaNasty=] from the storyline.


* The [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces2017 2017 reboot]] of the original ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' omits most of the original racers and the InteractiveNarrator, the only characters returning from the original cartoon being Peter Perfect, Penelope Pitstop, Dick Dastardly, Muttley, and the Gruesome Twosome..

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* The [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces2017 2017 reboot]] of the original ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' omits most of the original racers and the InteractiveNarrator, the only characters returning from the original cartoon being Peter Perfect, Penelope Pitstop, Dick Dastardly, Muttley, and the Gruesome Twosome..Twosome.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Curbside}}'' was an unsuccessful pilot that intended to revitalize the classic Creator/{{Terrytoons}} characters through an AnimatedAnthology show. WesternAnimation/TomTerrific appears in the ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' segment, but he is not accompanied by his canine companion Mighty Manfred.


** Characters from spinoff games rarely appear in the anime. The only ones who do are from ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap''[[note]]Todd actually ''did'' debut in the anime before ''Snap'''s release[[/note]] and the ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' series. The ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'', ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', and ''VideoGame/PokemonTrozei'' characters don't appear.

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** Characters from spinoff games rarely appear in the anime. The only ones who do are from ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap''[[note]]Todd actually ''did'' debut in the anime before ''Snap'''s release[[/note]] and the ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' series. The ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'', ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', and ''VideoGame/PokemonTrozei'' characters don't appear. This does not include the one-off ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' specials.


** Sinnoh's Frontier Brains other than Palmer and Caitlin do not appear.

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** Sinnoh's Sinnoh & Johto's Frontier Brains other than Palmer and Caitlin do not appear.


* ''Manga/{{Berserk 1997}}'':

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk 1997}}'':''Anime/Berserk1997'':


** Zinnia, alongside Lisia and Aarune from ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' haven't made an appearance either.

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** Zinnia, alongside Lisia Lisia, and Aarune from ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' haven't made an appearance either.


** Lentimas Town and Black City are the only towns and cities in the Unova region not to be featured in the anime. Same for White Forest.
** Kiloude City in the Kalos region has never been featured either.



** Lentimas Town and Black City are the only towns and cities in the Unova region not to be featured in the anime. Same for White Forest.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', the monstrous Space Bat Angel Dragon who the Giant challenges to save Earth in Ted Hughes' original book doesn't exist, though the anti warfare aesop it embodies is still conveyed. Instead, the Giant's final battle is against the military's increasingly destructive attempts to kill him, and his own [[SuperpoweredEvilSide deadly alien programming.]]

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** The Ova of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'' cut out a bunch of Dio's acolytes, including Gray Fly, Steely Dan, Mannish Boy, Telence T. D'Arby, Captain Tenille, Devo the Cursed and Pet Shop.

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* ''Series/{{Titansverse}}''
** ''Series/Titans2018''
*** Most likely due to being a ComicBook/JusticeLeague founder in all continuities post-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', ComicBook/{{Cyborg}} will not be part of the titular Titans. Interestingly however, he ''will'' be part of the universe, but given an AdaptationOriginConnection to the ComicBook/DoomPatrol.
** ''Series/DoomPatrol2019''
*** The roster is for the most part based on the classic original team from the '60s, with the major exception of Crazy Jane, who had been introduced by Creator/GrantMorrison in 1989. On the flip side, Mento is not a part of the roster, and there's no word yet on if we'll see him later.

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** However, as the series progressed, the characters above began to make appearances, except for Glynda, due to [[CreatorBreakdown reasons]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement that belong elsewhere]].


* ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'': The character of Conseil is often left out. The notable exception is the Disney version where he's played by Creator/PeterLorre. In some more recent adaptations, Conseil is replaced by [[CanonForeigner Professor Arronax's daughter]].

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* ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'': ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'': The character of Conseil is often left out. The notable exception is the Disney version where he's played by Creator/PeterLorre. In some more recent adaptations, Conseil is replaced by [[CanonForeigner Professor Arronax's daughter]].


** The live-action ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' decided to have an EarlyBirdCameo of [[spoiler: Yoshikage Kira's Sheer Heart Attack]] kill [[spoiler: Keicho Nijimura]], omitting Akira Atoishi from the plot entirely.

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** The live-action ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' adaptation decided to have an EarlyBirdCameo of [[spoiler: Yoshikage Kira's Sheer Heart Attack]] kill [[spoiler: Keicho Nijimura]], omitting Nijimura]] instead of Akira Atoishi from Atoishi, who murdered him in the plot entirely. original manga (and its anime adaptation). Since the film was originally conceived as a trilogy (which may or may not end up being released, since the film was a financial flop), this was probably meant to cut out many of the minor antagonists of that arc, and bee-line immediately to the BigBad.

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** The live-action ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' decided to have an EarlyBirdCameo of [[spoiler: Yoshikage Kira's Sheer Heart Attack]] kill [[spoiler: Keicho Nijimura]], omitting Akira Atoishi from the plot entirely.


** Lentimas Town and Black City are the only towns and cities in the Unova region not to be featured in the anime. Same for White Forest.
** Kiloude City in the Kalos region has never been featured either.



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** Kiloude City in the Kalos region has never been featured either.


** However, in the 2016 reboot, "Film/TheJungleBook2016", Shanti, the girl at the end of the original, is clearly cut, with Mowgli remaining in the jungle at the end of the movie instead of following her and living with the humans.

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** However, in [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 the 2016 reboot, "Film/TheJungleBook2016", reboot]], Shanti, the girl at the end of the original, is clearly cut, with Mowgli remaining in the jungle at the end of the movie instead of following her and living with the humans.


* ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'' had relatively few main characters from the games [[InNameOnly at all]], with only Sonic, Robotnik, and a few appearances by Knuckles.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'' had relatively few main characters from the games [[InNameOnly at all]], all, with only Sonic, Robotnik, and a few appearances by Knuckles.



* Samantha "Sam" Nishimura is not present in the 2018 ''Film/{{Tomb Raider|2018}}'' film, even though it's based on a game where she played a major role.

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* Samantha "Sam" Nishimura is not present in the The 2018 ''Film/{{Tomb Raider|2018}}'' film, even though it's based on a game where she film omits the entire supporting cast of the 2013 ''VideoGame/{{Tomb Raider|2013}}'' game, most notably Samantha "Sam" Nishimura, who played a major role.role in its plot.


** The games feature various cellphone-like items, such as the C-Gear, which are usually ignored in the anime. WordOfGod is that that they would make the plots easy to work around (ie, if the plot has character split up then all they'd have to do is call each other). Misty had a Poké Gear in one episode after her departure, and Dawn had the Poketch.

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** The games feature various cellphone-like items, such as the C-Gear, which are usually ignored in the anime. WordOfGod is that that they would make the plots easy to work around (ie, if the plot has character split up then all they'd have to do is call each other). Misty had a the original Poké Gear in one episode after her departure, Brock used the one from the remakes as a map throughout the ''Diamond & Pearl'' series, and Dawn had the Poketch.

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** Lentimas Town and Black City are the only towns and cities in the Unova region not to be featured in the anime. Same for White Forest.


** The Distortion World is the catalyst of ''Platinum'''s plot however it didn't appear in the anime. The anime has the similar Reverse World which appeared not in the main series plot but in the movie ''Giratina and the Sky Warrior''.

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** The Distortion World is the catalyst of ''Platinum'''s plot however it didn't appear in the anime. The anime has the similar Reverse World which appeared not in the main series plot but in the movie ''Giratina and the Sky Warrior''.''Anime/PokemonGiratinaAndTheSkyWarrior''.


* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and Helmut Zemo in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Like ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw (renamed "[[AdaptationNameChange Klaue]]" ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], [[DecompositeCharacter just not as T'Chaka's murderer]].

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* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and Helmut Zemo in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Like ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw (renamed "[[AdaptationNameChange Klaue]]" Klaue]]") ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], [[DecompositeCharacter just not as T'Chaka's murderer]].


* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and Helmut Zemo in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Like ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], just not as T'Chaka's murderer.

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* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and Helmut Zemo in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Like ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw (renamed "[[AdaptationNameChange Klaue]]" ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], [[DecompositeCharacter just not as T'Chaka's murderer.murderer]].


* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and Helmut Zemo in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Like ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], spoiler: just not as T'Chaka's murderer.

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* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and Helmut Zemo in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Like ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], spoiler: just not as T'Chaka's murderer.


** The series makes omits the three [[ComicBook/WhiteTiger White Tigers]] who came before Ava Ayala, instead establishing that she [[LegacyCharacter inherited the mantle]] directly from her father. It also skips over the Sons of the Tiger, a trio of martial artists who had the tiger amulet before the original White Tiger.

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** The series makes omits the three [[ComicBook/WhiteTiger White Tigers]] who came before Ava Ayala, instead establishing that she [[LegacyCharacter inherited the mantle]] directly from her father. It also skips over the Sons of the Tiger, a trio of martial artists who had the tiger amulet before the original White Tiger.



* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and [[spoiler: Helmut Zemo]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Like ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], [[spoiler: just not as T'Chaka's murderer]].

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* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and [[spoiler: Helmut Zemo]] Zemo in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Like ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], [[spoiler: spoiler: just not as T'Chaka's murderer]].murderer.

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** Comicbook/{{Steel}} is the only replacement Superman from ''[[Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman Reign of the Supermen]]'' to appear in this continuity, as Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, Cyborg Superman and the Eradicator never show up.


** Wonder Woman was left out of the Justice League segments from Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''[[WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]][=/=]Aquaman Hour of Adventure''. Strangely, her KidSidekick Wonder Girl ''did'' allowed to show up in the ''Teen Titans'' shorts.

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** Wonder Woman was left out of the Justice League segments from Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''[[WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]][=/=]Aquaman Hour of Adventure''. Strangely, her KidSidekick Wonder Girl ''did'' allowed to show up in the ''Teen Titans'' Teen Titans shorts.


** Almost none of the Hulk's supporting characters show up in the seminal [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk live-action show from TheSeventies]]. Instead of [[GeneralRipper General Ross]], the Hulk spends the series being pursued by a reporter named Jack [=McGee=].

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** Almost none of the Hulk's supporting characters show up in the seminal [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk live-action show show]] from TheSeventies]].TheSeventies. Instead of [[GeneralRipper General Ross]], the Hulk spends the series being pursued by a reporter named Jack [=McGee=].


*** All of the characters whose film rights were controlled by Fox, meaning that Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Comicbook/SilverSurfer, Comicbook/DoctorDoom and Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} don't show up.

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*** All of the characters whose film rights were controlled by Fox, meaning that Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Comicbook/SilverSurfer, Comicbook/DoctorDoom and Comicbook/DoctorDoom, Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} and Uatu the Watcher don't show up.


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** Almost none of the Hulk's supporting characters show up in the seminal [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk live-action show from TheSeventies]]. Instead of [[GeneralRipper General Ross]], the Hulk spends the series being pursued by a reporter named Jack [=McGee=].


** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica instead serving as the lone representatives from their respective teams (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.

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** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/IronMan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica instead serving as the lone sole representatives from their respective teams (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.


** A planned appearance as a member of the future Justice League in the two-part ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "The Call" was nixed, leading to Wonder Woman [[SuspicouslySimilarSubstitute being replaced by Big Barda]].

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** A planned appearance as a member of the future Justice League in the two-part ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "The Call" was nixed, leading to Wonder Woman [[SuspicouslySimilarSubstitute [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute being replaced by Big Barda]].

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* As alluded to above, the complex rights issues surrounding Comicbook/WonderWoman prevented her from appearing in a number of adaptations featuring the Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica:
** Wonder Woman was left out of the Justice League segments from Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''[[WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]][=/=]Aquaman Hour of Adventure''. Strangely, her KidSidekick Wonder Girl ''did'' allowed to show up in the ''Teen Titans'' shorts.
** A planned appearance as a member of the future Justice League in the two-part ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "The Call" was nixed, leading to Wonder Woman [[SuspicouslySimilarSubstitute being replaced by Big Barda]].
** Despite being featured very prominently in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' cartoon, she was the only member of the team not to appear in any of the crossover episodes of ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''. However, she did get a passing mention in the episode "Future Shock."
** The final season of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' featured Batman teaming up with various members of the Justice League, including Superman, Green Lantern, Comicbook/MartianManhunter, Comicbook/{{Hawkman}} and Comicbook/GreenArrow. Wonder Woman was once again left out in the cold, as was Aquaman.
** Wonder Woman and Green Lantern were the only founding members of the Justice League never to appear in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. However, Wonder Woman was alluded to in the show's final season (with Chloe referencing a certain "wondrous woman" she'd encountered during her travels), and both she and the John Stewart version of Green Lantern would later appear in the ''Smallville: Season 11'' comic books.


* Silver Samurai and Sunfire do not appear in ''Disney/BigHero6'', as the film rights to the ''Film/{{XMen|FilmSeries}}'' franchise are owned by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, not Disney or Marvel. Not that they would fit in anyway, since the film's world is now a more tech-based sci-fi world, and mutants with superpowers would seem very out of place.

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* Silver Samurai and Sunfire do not appear in ''Disney/BigHero6'', as the [[Film/XMenFilmSeries film rights rights]] to the ''Film/{{XMen|FilmSeries}}'' ''Franchise/XMen'' franchise are owned by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, not Disney or Marvel. Not that they would fit in anyway, since the film's world is now a more tech-based sci-fi world, and mutants with superpowers would seem very out of place.


* Silver Samurai and Sunfire do not appear in ''Disney/BigHero6'', as the film rights to the ''Film/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' franchise are owned by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, not Disney or Marvel. Not that they would fit in anyway, since the film's world is now a more tech-based sci-fi world, and mutants with superpowers would seem very out of place.

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* Silver Samurai and Sunfire do not appear in ''Disney/BigHero6'', as the film rights to the ''Film/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' ''Film/{{XMen|FilmSeries}}'' franchise are owned by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, not Disney or Marvel. Not that they would fit in anyway, since the film's world is now a more tech-based sci-fi world, and mutants with superpowers would seem very out of place.


* Minamoto Shizuna-sensei is absent from Creator/StudioShaft's TV anime adaptation of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', and Takahata-sensei pretty much takes over her parts in addition to his own.

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* Minamoto Shizuna-sensei is absent from Creator/StudioShaft's TV anime adaptation of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', and Takahata-sensei pretty much takes over her parts in addition to his own. Kotaro Inugami joins the cast in the manga as Negi's best friend, however he makes no appearance in either anime series.


** The flashbacks detailing Captain America's role in World War 2 omitted Comicbook/BuckyBarnes, instead having Cap be the leader of a group called the Six American Heroes.

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** The flashbacks detailing Captain America's role in World War 2 omitted Comicbook/BuckyBarnes, instead having Cap be the leader of a group called the Six American Heroes.


* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' does this pretty often with adaptations omitting Arthur, Quincy, Seward, Renfield and all or two of Dracula's brides in certain versions. In some cases, Johnathan might not even make it past the castle scene.

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* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' does this pretty often with adaptations omitting Arthur, Quincy, Seward, Renfield and all or two of Dracula's brides in certain versions. In some cases, Johnathan Jonathan might not even make it past the castle scene.scene.
** In the 1920s ''Theatre/{{Dracula|1924}}'' stage adaptation, Lucy's life, death, undeath, and staking all happen offstage and get reported second-hand, so the woman herself never appears. Two of her suitors, Arthur and Quincy, are dropped entirely, while Seward appears in his capacity as head of the asylum but loses his romantic history. Dracula's brides are also dropped, since the play confines all the action to England and Dracula's castle never appears.


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*** Starfox, Thanos' brother.brother and Mephisto, who served as an ally to Thanos.



*** In the comics, T'Challa and Shuri have an adopted older brother named Hunter. In the movie, there's no indication that T'Chaka and Ramonda have any other kids.

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*** In the comics, T'Challa and Shuri have an adopted older brother named Hunter. In the movie, there's no indication that T'Chaka and Ramonda have T'Challa has any siblings other kids. than Shuri.


*** Mistress Death. This is affects the plot in a major way, as Thanos' motivation for wanting to wipe out half of the sentient life in the universe is changed from winning Death's love to trying to prevent a massive OverpopulationCrisis.

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*** Mistress Death. This is affects the plot in a major way, as Thanos' motivation for wanting to wipe out half of the sentient life in the universe is changed from winning seeking Death's love to trying to prevent a massive OverpopulationCrisis.


** Too many character to count in ''Film/TheAvengersInfinityWar''. Listing all of the characters from ''Thanos Quest'' and ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' who don't appear would take all day, so the major exclusions include:
*** Mistress Death. This is affects the plot in a major way, as Thanos' motivation for wanting to wipe out half of the sentient life in the universe is changed from winning Death's love to trying to prevent a massive PopulationCrisis.

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** Too many character to count in ''Film/TheAvengersInfinityWar''.''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''. Listing all of the characters from ''Thanos Quest'' and ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' who don't appear would take all day, so the major exclusions include:
*** Mistress Death. This is affects the plot in a major way, as Thanos' motivation for wanting to wipe out half of the sentient life in the universe is changed from winning Death's love to trying to prevent a massive PopulationCrisis.OverpopulationCrisis.



*** Many of the Avengers, such as Comicbook/{{Quasar}}, Comicbook/SheHulk and Comicbook/{{Namor}}.

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*** Many of the Avengers, such as Comicbook/{{Quasar}}, Comicbook/SheHulk and Comicbook/{{Namor}}.[[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]].


*** Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch's father ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and the term "mutant" do not appear, due to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox owning the ''Film/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' film rights -- instead, the twins' powers are the result of experimentation and their father is mentioned to have died in a bombing alongside their mother.

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*** Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch's father ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and the term "mutant" do not appear, due to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox owning the ''Film/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' ''Film/XMen'' film rights -- instead, the twins' powers are the result of experimentation and their father is mentioned to have died in a bombing alongside their mother.


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** Too many character to count in ''Film/TheAvengersInfinityWar''. Listing all of the characters from ''Thanos Quest'' and ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' who don't appear would take all day, so the major exclusions include:
*** Mistress Death. This is affects the plot in a major way, as Thanos' motivation for wanting to wipe out half of the sentient life in the universe is changed from winning Death's love to trying to prevent a massive PopulationCrisis.
*** Comicbook/AdamWarlock, who played a key role in stopping Thanos in the original story. Adam's buddy Pip is absent as well.
*** All of the Elders of the Universe other than the Collector. Instead, Thanos steals the Infinity Stones from other characters.
*** All of the characters whose film rights were controlled by Fox, meaning that Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Comicbook/SilverSurfer, Comicbook/DoctorDoom and Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} don't show up.
*** Many of the Avengers, such as Comicbook/{{Quasar}}, Comicbook/SheHulk and Comicbook/{{Namor}}.
*** Starfox, Thanos' brother.
** ''Film/BlackPanther'':
*** T'Challa's two most famous love interests, Monica Lynne and Comicbook/{{Storm}}, are both omitted. In the case of the latter, it was likely due to the MCU being unable to use X-Men characters at the time. Instead, T'Challa's primary love interest is Nakia, a character [[PromotedToLoveInterest he never actually dated]] in the comics.
*** In the comics, T'Challa and Shuri have an adopted older brother named Hunter. In the movie, there's no indication that T'Chaka and Ramonda have any other kids.


** The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Comicbook/KittyPryde and Rachel Summers. Their roles in the plot were instead given to Bishop and Forge, respectively, with Bishop's presence being justified by his popularity in the comics at the time. In fact, Rachel and Kitty were the only X-Men at the time to never make ''any'' sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. Rachel's omittance can be excused by her complicated backstory. As for Kitty, in the episodes based on stories where she appeared in the comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.

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** The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Comicbook/KittyPryde and Rachel Summers. Their roles in the plot were instead given to Bishop and Forge, respectively, with Bishop's presence being justified by his popularity in the comics at the time. In fact, Rachel and Kitty were the only X-Men at the time to never make ''any'' sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. Rachel's omittance absence can be excused by her complicated backstory. As for Kitty, in the episodes based on stories where she appeared in the comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.
** The show also had Magneto be the one to cripple Xavier, rather than Lucifer. The same idea would later pop up in ''Comicbook/UltimateXMen'' and the live-action films.



** In the comics, Professor Xavier was crippled by an alien named Lucifer. In the movies, he's accidentally crippled by Magneto.

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** In the comics, As mentioned above, Professor Xavier was crippled by an alien named Lucifer.Lucifer in the comics. In the movies, he's accidentally crippled by Magneto.


* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'': Liir (Elphaba's son with [[spoiler:Fiyero]]), Sarima, Nor (and the rest of the family), Nanny, and Yackle (and the rest of the nuns), as well as less important characters like Sir Chuffrey (Glinda's husband) and Shell (Elphaba's brother) were removed in the [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} musical]].

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* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'': Liir (Elphaba's son with [[spoiler:Fiyero]]), Sarima, Nor (and the rest of the family), Nanny, and Yackle (and the rest of the nuns), as well as less important characters like Sir Chuffrey (Glinda's husband) and Shell (Elphaba's brother) brother), were removed in the [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} musical]].



** The original 1902 stage version of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' removes the Wicked Witch of the West and Toto (who was replaced with a cow named Imogene).

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* Mrs. [=McGregor=] (Mr. [=McGregor=]'s wife) is never seen or mentioned in any AnimatedAdaptation to Creator/BeatrixPotter's ''Literature/TheTaleOfPeterRabbit''. Most adaptations would only mention that Mr. [=McGregor=] would bake the rabbits into a pie while in the original story (at least the older versions) mentioned that Mrs. [=McGregor=] baked Peter's father into a pie. Mrs. [=McGregor=] does show up in ''WesternAnimation/TheWorldOfPeterRabbitAndFriends'' where she's mentioned in ''The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'' and seen in ''The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny'' and ''The Tale Of The Flopsy Bunnies''.


* Margot Verger is entirely absent from the film adaptation of ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]'', and as a result the manner of death for [[spoiler:her brother, Mason]] changes considerably between the two, since she killed him in the original book.
* Alan Bloom is given only a minor part in ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'' and completely left out of the Hopkins / Norton take of ''Film/RedDragon''. Inverted in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' where he's gender swapped and turned into ''Alana'' Bloom, who becomes a major supporting character and Graham's potential love interest. Ditto Margot Verger, who appears in season 2. Since the show is a lengthy prequel to the original story, both they and every other character get ''greatly'' expanded roles.
* Because Creator/ScottGlenn refused to return for the film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' ([[EnforcedMethodActing and given what he went through]], who can blame him?[[note]]Glenn consulted with John Douglas, whom Crawford was based on, as part of research. Douglas, in a ''very'' dick move, played him tapes of a young teenager being tortured by serial killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris, which traumatized Glenn[[/note]]), the character of Jack Crawford was written out. A deleted scene reveals a combination of [[spoiler: type 2]] of DeathByAdaptation and KilledOffscreen and that he died between movies.

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* Margot Verger is entirely absent from the film adaptation of ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]'', and as a result the manner of death for [[spoiler:her brother, Mason]] changes considerably between the two, since she killed him in the original book.
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Alan Bloom is given only a minor part in ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'' and completely left out of the Hopkins / Norton take of ''Film/RedDragon''. Inverted in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' where he's gender swapped and turned into ''Alana'' Bloom, who becomes a major supporting character and Graham's potential love interest. Ditto Margot Verger, who appears in season 2. Since the show is a lengthy prequel to the original story, both they and every other character get ''greatly'' expanded roles.
* ** ''Film/{{Hannibal}}'':
*** Margot Verger is entirely absent from the film adaptation of ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]'', and as a result the manner of death for [[spoiler:her brother, Mason]] changes considerably between the two, since she killed him in the original book.
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Because Creator/ScottGlenn refused to return for the film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' ([[EnforcedMethodActing and given what he went through]], who can blame him?[[note]]Glenn consulted with John Douglas, whom Crawford was based on, as part of research. Douglas, in a ''very'' dick move, played him tapes of a young teenager being tortured by serial killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris, which traumatized Glenn[[/note]]), the character of Jack Crawford was written out. A deleted scene reveals a combination of [[spoiler: type 2]] of DeathByAdaptation and KilledOffscreen and that he died between movies.

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** Generally speaking, many adaptations of the novel will either exclude Phoebus or Pierre Gringoire. If fact, one of the few adaptations who includes both is ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameJetlagAnimation''.


* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', like ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', wrote out the contest to elect an ambassador to send into Man's World, instead reusing the idea of Diana being told not to get involved in a crisis (in this case, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI) and electing to ignore it.

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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', like ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', wrote out the contest to elect an ambassador to send into Man's World, instead reusing the idea of Diana being told by Hippolyta not to get involved in a crisis (in this case, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI) and Diana electing to ignore it.her mother's wishes.

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** In the original ''Comicbook/{{Static}}'' comics, Puff was part of an EvilDuo with another girl named Coil. In the ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' TV show, Puff's partner is changed to a hulking male villain called Onyx.


* ''Theatre/TheDesertSong'': [[BetaCouple Benny and Susan]] are absent from all movie versions except the 1929 one.

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* The anime for ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' completely cut out Ilulu ([[JustifiedTrope it would have taken several episodes to integrate her into the cast, something a 13 episode series wouldn't be able to afford]]). All of the cameos by other Creator/CoolKyouShinsha characters were also removed (with the exception of Frau Rabbit).

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* The children's novel ''Toys/{{Bionicle}} Chronicles 1: Tale of the Toa'' omits the Toa's climactic fight against [[BigBad Makuta]], making their confrontation with the [[ThePsychoRangers Shadow Toa]] the climax instead. Due to its length, the author's unfamiliarity with the brand and the confusion within LEGO about what parts of the story were canon at all, many animals and side characters also never appear, most notably those from the ''Mata Nui Online Game'' (apart from Jala). A Nui-Jaga scorpion has a scene in the original manuscript but was deleted from the book's final release.


* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'':

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** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica instead serving as the lone representatives from their respective teams (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.

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** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica instead serving as the lone representatives from their respective teams (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.

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** The Shadow Triad do not appear in the anime.


** Characters from spinoff games rarely appear in the anime. The only ones who do are from ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap'' and the ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' series. The ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'', ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', and ''VideoGame/PokemonTrozei'' characters don't appear.

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** Characters from spinoff games rarely appear in the anime. The only ones who do are from ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap'' ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap''[[note]]Todd actually ''did'' debut in the anime before ''Snap'''s release[[/note]] and the ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' series. The ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'', ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', and ''VideoGame/PokemonTrozei'' characters don't appear.


** Characters from spinoff games rarely appear in the anime. The only ones who do are from the ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' games. The ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'', ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', and ''VideoGame/PokemonTrozei'' characters don't appear.

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** Characters from spinoff games rarely appear in the anime. The only ones who do are from ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap'' and the ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' games.series. The ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'', ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', and ''VideoGame/PokemonTrozei'' characters don't appear.


* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'': Liir, Sarima, Nor (and the rest of the family), Nanny, and Yackle (and the rest of the nuns), as well as less important characters like Sir Chuffrey (Glinda's husband) and Shell (Elphaba's brother) were removed in the [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} musical]].

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* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'': Liir, Liir (Elphaba's son with [[spoiler:Fiyero]]), Sarima, Nor (and the rest of the family), Nanny, and Yackle (and the rest of the nuns), as well as less important characters like Sir Chuffrey (Glinda's husband) and Shell (Elphaba's brother) were removed in the [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} musical]].



* The film of ''Literature/ADogsPurpose'' edited down the first 54 pages of the book to less than 4 minutes. It very briefly showed Toby with his siblings but didn't name any of them. The film DemotedToExtra Toby and his family. It also outright removed Senora, Senora's peers, Coco, Top Dog, Spike, and Rottie.

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* The film of ''Literature/ADogsPurpose'' edited down the first 54 pages of the book to less than 4 minutes. It very briefly showed Toby with his siblings but didn't name any of them. The film DemotedToExtra Toby and his family. It also outright removed Senora, Senora's peers, Coco, Top Dog, Spike, and Rottie. The film also removes several other, mostly minor, characters.


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** Courtney from Team Magma does not appear in the anime.
** The remake designs of Team Magma and Team Aqua don't appear in the anime because it'd be redundant.
** The Distortion World is the catalyst of ''Platinum'''s plot however it didn't appear in the anime. The anime has the similar Reverse World which appeared not in the main series plot but in the movie ''Giratina and the Sky Warrior''.


* The [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces2017 2017 reboot]] of the original ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' omits seven out of the ten original racers and the InteractiveNarrator, the only characters returning from the original cartoon being Peter Perfect, Penelope Pitstop, Dick Dastardly, Muttley, and the Gruesome Twosome..

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* The [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces2017 2017 reboot]] of the original ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' omits seven out most of the ten original racers and the InteractiveNarrator, the only characters returning from the original cartoon being Peter Perfect, Penelope Pitstop, Dick Dastardly, Muttley, and the Gruesome Twosome..


* The [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces2017 2017 reboot]] of the original ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' omits seven out of the ten original racers and the InteractiveNarrator.

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* The [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces2017 2017 reboot]] of the original ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' omits seven out of the ten original racers and the InteractiveNarrator.InteractiveNarrator, the only characters returning from the original cartoon being Peter Perfect, Penelope Pitstop, Dick Dastardly, Muttley, and the Gruesome Twosome..


** ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperHeroes'' takes things even further, by outright excluding the X-Men and replacing them with Comicbook/TheInhumans. The ''[[Comicbook/{{Champions 2016}} Champions]]'' DLC pack also includes the entire team except for Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, who is replaced with Comicbook/MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur and Comicbook/KateBishop, who aren't even members of the Champions in the comics.

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** ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperHeroes'' ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperHeroes2'' takes things even further, by outright excluding the X-Men and replacing them with Comicbook/TheInhumans. The ''[[Comicbook/{{Champions 2016}} Champions]]'' DLC pack also includes the entire team except for Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, who is replaced with Comicbook/MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur and Comicbook/KateBishop, who aren't even members of the Champions in the comics.


** Due to [[ExiledFromContinuity Ike Perlmutter's corporate mandate barring the promotion of]] ''Comicbook/XMen'' characters, no mutant heroes associated with the Avengers were allowed in the game. This means that despite the game having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and including as many Avengers as possible, Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Beast, Justice, Firestar, Comicbook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/{{Rogue}}, Havok and Sunfire were barred from appearing. The sole exceptions were Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were only allowed to appear due to the game using their [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] incarnations, who are not mutants.

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** Due to [[ExiledFromContinuity Ike Perlmutter's corporate mandate barring the promotion of]] ''Comicbook/XMen'' characters, no mutant heroes associated with the Avengers were allowed in the game. This means that despite the game having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and including as many Avengers as possible, Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Beast, Justice, Firestar, Comicbook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/{{Rogue}}, Havok and Sunfire were barred all banned from appearing. The sole exceptions were Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were only allowed to appear in due to the game using their [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] incarnations, who are not mutants.

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* ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelsAvengers'':
** Due to [[ExiledFromContinuity Ike Perlmutter's corporate mandate barring the promotion of]] ''Comicbook/XMen'' characters, no mutant heroes associated with the Avengers were allowed in the game. This means that despite the game having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and including as many Avengers as possible, Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Beast, Justice, Firestar, Comicbook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/{{Rogue}}, Havok and Sunfire were barred from appearing. The sole exceptions were Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were only allowed to appear due to the game using their [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] incarnations, who are not mutants.
** ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperHeroes'' takes things even further, by outright excluding the X-Men and replacing them with Comicbook/TheInhumans. The ''[[Comicbook/{{Champions 2016}} Champions]]'' DLC pack also includes the entire team except for Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, who is replaced with Comicbook/MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur and Comicbook/KateBishop, who aren't even members of the Champions in the comics.
** Also, despite being a celebration of the MCU and including characters and content from other Marvel shows like ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and ''Series/AgentCarter'', none of the MCU Creator/{{Netflix}} series (''Series/{{Daredevil}}'', ''Series/JessicaJones'', ''Series/LukeCage'' and ''Series/IronFist'') are represented in ''Lego Marvel's Avengers''. While comic versions of the characters do appear, the game went out of the way to exclude their live-action counterparts, due to the more violent and sexual nature of the Netflix shows.


* In ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'' Petra's father, the counterpart of Manzo from ''Film/Seven Samurai'', is mentioned but never appears.

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* In ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'' Petra's father, the counterpart of Manzo from ''Film/Seven Samurai'', ''Film/SevenSamurai'', is mentioned but never appears.

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* In ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'' Petra's father, the counterpart of Manzo from ''Film/Seven Samurai'', is mentioned but never appears.


* A few ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' characters never appeared in the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]]:
** Leaf,[[note]]From ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Fire Red and Leaf Green]]'',[[/note]] Hilda and Hilbert,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'',[[/note]] Nate and Rosa,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'',[[/note]] and Calem[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''[[/note]] do not show up at all despite being {{Player Character}}s from some of the games. The show focuses on Ash who has become a {{Composite|Character}} of all of the main series male player characters to date[[note]]barring perhaps [[VagueAge the aesthetically older]] Hilbert and Calem[[/note]] even though his design is based off of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], the first protagonist of the series, whose adventures he was originally supposed to emulate.
** Gary doesn't have a sister like his game counterpart, since Ash doesn't need the Town Map that Daisy provides, nor does he spend much time in Pallet Town, where she resides.
** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role, and being close to Ralts[[/note]], Hugh and Hau are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in cameos in the movies]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear as a rival but appeared as his Gym Leader incarnation in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''; this means he and Bianca are different ages in the anime.

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* A Quite a few ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' characters never appeared in the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]]:
** Leaf,[[note]]From ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Fire Red and Leaf Green]]'',[[/note]] Hilda and Hilbert,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'',[[/note]] Nate and Rosa,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'',[[/note]] and Calem[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''[[/note]] and the protagonists of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' do not show up at all despite being {{Player Character}}s from some of the games. The show focuses on Ash who has become a {{Composite|Character}} of all of the main series male player characters to date[[note]]barring perhaps [[VagueAge the aesthetically older]] Hilbert and Calem[[/note]] even though his design is based off of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], the first protagonist of the series, whose adventures he was originally supposed to emulate.
** Gary doesn't have a sister like his game counterpart, since Ash doesn't didn't need the Town Map that Daisy provides, nor does he spend much time in Pallet Town, where she resides.
** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role, and being close to Ralts[[/note]], a Ralts (despite not catching it)[[/note]], and Hugh and Hau are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in cameos in the movies]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear as a rival but appeared as his Gym Leader incarnation in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''; this means he and Bianca are different ages and don't know each other at all in the anime.anime. No word yet on if Hau from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is also missing.



** Additionally, the female protagonist from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' doesn't appear in the anime; being the second one after [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hilda]] to subvert the "female character of the game being Ash's partner" trope. Instead, the [=NPC=] Lillie takes her place as Ash's partner.
** Zinnia from ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' hasn't made an appearance either.

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** Additionally, the female protagonist from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' doesn't appear in the anime; being the second one after [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hilda]] to subvert the "female character of the game being Ash's partner" trope. Instead, the [=NPC=] Lillie takes her place as Ash's partner.
** Zinnia
Zinnia, alongside Lisia and Aarune from ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' hasn't haven't made an appearance either.



** The games feature various cellphone-like items, such as the C-Gear, which are usually ignored in the anime. WordOfGod is that that they would make the plots easy to work around (ie, if the plot has character split up then all they'd have to do is call each other). Misty had a Poké Gear in one episode after her departure, though.

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** The games feature various cellphone-like items, such as the C-Gear, which are usually ignored in the anime. WordOfGod is that that they would make the plots easy to work around (ie, if the plot has character split up then all they'd have to do is call each other). Misty had a Poké Gear in one episode after her departure, though.and Dawn had the Poketch.



** Pretty much any Trial Captain other than Ilima, the Akala Captains, and Sophocles doesn't show up in the anime due to its completely different format and storyline than the games. Acerola is set to appear in future episodes, though, Mina is the only Captain so far not to appear.


** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica instead serving as the lone representatives from their respective teams (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.

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** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica instead serving as the lone representatives from their respective teams (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear, appear in the three-part episode, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.


** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica instead serving as the lone representatives from their respective teams. It also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.

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** The show's adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' removed the ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/TheAvengers, with ComicBook/{{Storm}} and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica instead serving as the lone representatives from their respective teams. It teams (the X-Men's omission was likely to cut costs, as hiring the Canadian cast of [[WesternAnimation/XMen the then concurrently airing X-Men cartoon]] to reprise their roles for the X-Men's previous appearance on the show, the two-part episode "The Mutant Agenda"[=/=]"Mutants' Revenge", proved to be very expensive). The Hulk was planned to appear, but had to be left out because his rights were tied up by [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk his own show]] airing on Creator/{{UPN}}. The adaptation also left out most of the villains from the crossover, such as ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.


** In the musical version of ''Theatre/{{Frozen}}'', Marshmallow, the rock trolls, and the wolves are all omitted. For Marshmallow and the wolves, the musical goes for more psychological drama, and less physical, and therefore removed their receptive set pieces and, by extension, their characters. The trolls, meanwhile, have been replaced by a group of creatures known as the hidden folk, whom are drawn from Scandinavian folklore. The role of the hidden folk is more mystical when compared to the rock trolls.

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** In the musical version of ''Theatre/{{Frozen}}'', ''Theatre/Frozen2018'', Marshmallow, the rock trolls, and the wolves are all omitted. For Marshmallow and the wolves, the musical goes for more psychological drama, and less physical, and therefore removed their receptive set pieces and, by extension, their characters. The trolls, meanwhile, have been replaced by a group of creatures known as the hidden folk, whom are drawn from Scandinavian folklore. The role of the hidden folk is more mystical when compared to the rock trolls.


** Pretty much any Trial Captain other than the Akala Captains and Sophocles doesn't show up in the anime due to its completely different format and storyline than the games. Acerola and Ilima are set to appear in future episodes, though, Mina is the only Captain so far not to appear.

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** Pretty much any Trial Captain other than Ilima, the Akala Captains Captains, and Sophocles doesn't show up in the anime due to its completely different format and storyline than the games. Acerola and Ilima are is set to appear in future episodes, though, Mina is the only Captain so far not to appear.

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* Samantha "Sam" Nishimura is not present in the 2018 ''Film/{{Tomb Raider|2018}}'' film, even though it's based on a game where she played a major role.

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** Princess Peach is oddly missing from [[Film/SuperMarioBros the movie]]. Instead it's Princess Daisy and set up as Luigi's love interest instead of Mario's.


* Silver Samurai and Sunfire do not appear in ''Disney/BigHero6'', as the film rights to the ''Franchise/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' franchise are owned by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, not Disney or Marvel. Not that they would fit in anyway, since the film's world is now a more tech-based sci-fi world, and mutants with superpowers would seem very out of place.

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* Silver Samurai and Sunfire do not appear in ''Disney/BigHero6'', as the film rights to the ''Franchise/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' ''Film/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' franchise are owned by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, not Disney or Marvel. Not that they would fit in anyway, since the film's world is now a more tech-based sci-fi world, and mutants with superpowers would seem very out of place.


*** Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch's father ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and the term "mutant" do not appear, due to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox owning the ''Franchise/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' film rights -- instead, the twins' powers are the result of experimentation and their father is mentioned to have died in a bombing alongside their mother.

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*** Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch's father ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and the term "mutant" do not appear, due to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox owning the ''Franchise/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' ''Film/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' film rights -- instead, the twins' powers are the result of experimentation and their father is mentioned to have died in a bombing alongside their mother.


** Hrun the Barbarian from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' doesn't appear in SkyOne's ''Film/TheColourOfMagic''.

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** Hrun the Barbarian from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' doesn't appear in SkyOne's Creator/SkyOne's ''Film/TheColourOfMagic''.


** The anime removed the other survivors Kei and Miki met in the mall at the start of the ZombieApocalypse. The only one left is the old Christian woman (who became Taroumaru's owner in the anime). In the manga going from living in a group, to only being Miki and her friend Kei, to then just being Miki alone until she was rescued exists to sho off Miki's troubles and loneliness however the anime ignored that element of her character.
** The final episode completely removed the helicopter attempting to rescue the girls. [[spoiler:It avoided a DownerEnding by scrapping the part where it crashs and Yuuri has a breakdown]].

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** The anime removed the other survivors Kei and Miki met in the mall at the start of the ZombieApocalypse. The only one left is the old Christian woman (who became Taroumaru's owner in the anime). In the manga going from living in a group, to only being Miki and her friend Kei, to then just being Miki alone until she was rescued exists to sho show off Miki's troubles and loneliness loneliness, however the anime ignored that element of her character.
** The final episode completely removed the helicopter attempting to rescue the girls. [[spoiler:It avoided a DownerEnding in exchange for a BittersweetEnding by scrapping the part where it crashs and Yuuri has a breakdown]].



** In the musical version of ''Frozen'', Marshmallow, the rock trolls, and the wolves are all omitted. For Marshmallow and the wolves, the musical goes for more psychological drama, and less physical, and therefore removed their receptive set pieces and, by extension, their characters. The trolls, meanwhile, have been replaced by a group of creatures known as the hidden folk, whom are drawn from Scandinavian folklore. The role of the hidden folk is more mystical when compared to the rock trolls.

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** In the musical version of ''Frozen'', ''Theatre/{{Frozen}}'', Marshmallow, the rock trolls, and the wolves are all omitted. For Marshmallow and the wolves, the musical goes for more psychological drama, and less physical, and therefore removed their receptive set pieces and, by extension, their characters. The trolls, meanwhile, have been replaced by a group of creatures known as the hidden folk, whom are drawn from Scandinavian folklore. The role of the hidden folk is more mystical when compared to the rock trolls.



* From ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'': Liir, Sarima, Nor (and the rest of the family), Nanny, and Yackle (and the rest of the nuns), as well as less important characters like Sir Chuffrey (Glinda's husband) and Shell (Elphaba's brother).

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* From ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'': Liir, Sarima, Nor (and the rest of the family), Nanny, and Yackle (and the rest of the nuns), as well as less important characters like Sir Chuffrey (Glinda's husband) and Shell (Elphaba's brother).brother) were removed in the [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} musical]].


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* The film of ''Literature/ADogsPurpose'' edited down the first 54 pages of the book to less than 4 minutes. It very briefly showed Toby with his siblings but didn't name any of them. The film DemotedToExtra Toby and his family. It also outright removed Senora, Senora's peers, Coco, Top Dog, Spike, and Rottie.


** The Team Rocket Executives - Proton, Ariana, Petrel, and Archer - have never appeared, either in their original designs or remake designs, despite Team Rocket being such an important aspect of the anime. Unlike Red in the games, Ash has not caused Team Rocket to disband and thus Neo Team Rocket or [[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Team Rainbow Rocker]] never came to be.

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** The Team Rocket Executives - Proton, Ariana, Petrel, and Archer - have never appeared, either in their original designs or remake designs, despite Team Rocket being such an important aspect of the anime. Unlike Red in the games, Ash has not caused Team Rocket to disband and thus Neo Team Rocket or [[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Team Rainbow Rocker]] Rocket]] never came to be.


** The Team Rocket Executives - Proton, Ariana, Petrel, and Archer - have never appeared, either in their original designs or remake designs, despite Team Rocket being such an important aspect of the anime. Unlike Red in the games, Ash has not caused Team Rocket to disband and thus Neo Team Rocket never came to be.

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** The Team Rocket Executives - Proton, Ariana, Petrel, and Archer - have never appeared, either in their original designs or remake designs, despite Team Rocket being such an important aspect of the anime. Unlike Red in the games, Ash has not caused Team Rocket to disband and thus Neo Team Rocket or [[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Team Rainbow Rocker]] never came to be.


** While their existence is acknowledged, some Elite Four members from Hoenn[[note]]except Drake[[/note]] and Unova[[note]]except Caitlin [[/note]] are never shown. Will and Karen from ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' never appear as well.

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** While their existence is acknowledged, some Elite Four members from Hoenn[[note]]except Drake[[/note]] and Unova[[note]]except Caitlin [[/note]] are never shown. Will and Karen from ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' and Drasna from ''X'' and ''Y'' never appear as well.


** While their existence is acknowledged, some Elite Four members from Hoenn[[note]]Drake only[[/note]] and Unova[[note]]Caitlin only[[/note]] are never shown. Will and Karen from ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' never appear as well.

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** While their existence is acknowledged, some Elite Four members from Hoenn[[note]]Drake only[[/note]] Hoenn[[note]]except Drake[[/note]] and Unova[[note]]Caitlin only[[/note]] Unova[[note]]except Caitlin [[/note]] are never shown. Will and Karen from ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' never appear as well.


** Pretty much any Trial Captain other than the Akala Captains and Sophocles doesn't show up in the anime due to its completely different format and storyline than the games. Acerola is set to appear in a future episode, though, so Ilima and Mina are the only Captains so far not to appear.

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** Pretty much any Trial Captain other than the Akala Captains and Sophocles doesn't show up in the anime due to its completely different format and storyline than the games. Acerola is and Ilima are set to appear in a future episode, episodes, though, so Ilima and Mina are is the only Captains Captain so far not to appear.


* The most recent ''Comicbook/DennisTheMenaceUK'' adaptation, ''WesternAnimation/DennisAndGnasherUnleashed'', makes Dennis's gang a GenderEqualEnsemble by introducing two girls and writing out FlatCharacter Curly.

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* The most recent 2018 ''Comicbook/DennisTheMenaceUK'' CGI adaptation, ''WesternAnimation/DennisAndGnasherUnleashed'', makes Dennis's gang a GenderEqualEnsemble by introducing two girls and writing out FlatCharacter Curly.


* Krilin isn't in the live action adaptation ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', even though his death is what caused Goku to go after King Piccolo (who is in the movie) in the first place.

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* Krilin Krillin isn't in the live action adaptation ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', even though his death is what caused Goku to go after King Piccolo (who is in the movie) in the first place.


* Kulilin isn't in the live action adaptation ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', even though his death is what caused Goku to go after King Piccolo (who is in the movie) in the first place.

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* Kulilin Krilin isn't in the live action adaptation ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', even though his death is what caused Goku to go after King Piccolo (who is in the movie) in the first place.


* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamByGaslight'' sees [[spoiler:Jacob Packer from [[ComicBook/GothamByGaslight the original comic]] DemotedToExtra and replaced with [[AdaptationalVillainy Commissioner Gordon]] as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamByGaslight'' sees [[spoiler:Jacob Packer from [[ComicBook/GothamByGaslight the original comic]] written out and replaced with [[AdaptationalVillainy Commissioner Gordon]] as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamByGaslight'' sees [[spoiler:Jacob Packer from [[ComicBook/GothamByGaslight the original comic]] written out DemotedToExtra and replaced with [[AdaptationalVillainy Commissioner Gordon]] as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.]]


* Both ''Series/TheAmazingSpiderMan1978'' and ''Series/SpiderManJapan'' for the most part avoided using any established characters from the comics other than Spider-Man himself. While the American show at least included Aunt May, J. Jonah Jameson, and Robbie Robertson, the Japanese show didn't feature anyone from the comics besides Spider-Man and even changed his civilian identity from a New Yorker named Peter Parker to a resident of Tokyo named Takuya Yamashiro.

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* Both ''Series/TheAmazingSpiderMan1978'' and ''Series/SpiderManJapan'' for the most part avoided using any established characters from the comics other than Spider-Man himself. While the American show at least included Aunt May, J. Jonah Jameson, and Robbie Robertson, and a cameo by Farley Stillwell (the creator of the Scorpion in the comics), the Japanese show didn't feature anyone from the comics besides Spider-Man and even changed his civilian identity from a New Yorker named Peter Parker to a resident of Tokyo named Takuya Yamashiro.


** Scrooge's younger sister Fan also gets left out in some adaptations, which is strange, considering witnessing her kindness to him in the past is what triggers Scrooge's HeelRealization about his attitude towards her son Fred. The [[WesternAnimation/MrMagoo Mr. Magoo]] version leaves out not only Fan, but Fred too.
** Many adaptations reduce the Cratchits' six children (Martha, Peter, Belinda, an unnamed boy and girl, and of course Tiny Tim) to just five, four or three.
** In Dickens, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come whisks Scrooge to see some isolated groups of people celebrating: some miners, two lighthouse keepers, and sailors on a ship at sea. This scene is almost always Adapted Out, although a few versions, such as [[WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol the 1971 animated adaptation]], do include it.
** Marley takes Scrooge to the window, where Scrooge sees a crowd of other chained spirits, some of which he recognizes as old business acquaintances of his. This is almost never shown in adaptations, although [[Film/AChristmasCarol1984 the 1984 TV movie]] does have a nod to this, with the group wailing that Scrooge hears as Marley leaves him.
** When Scrooge sees himself as a boy at boarding school in the first PensieveFlashback, the characters in the books he loved to read--''Literature/TheArabianNights'', ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe''--manifest themselves as real.
** The Ghost of Christmas Present has a little trick in which he basically sprinkles Christmas cheer from his torch, making people more merry, even making their Christmas dinners taste better. Adaptations never show this.

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** Scrooge's younger sister Fan also gets left out in some adaptations, which is strange, considering witnessing her kindness to him in the past is what triggers Scrooge's HeelRealization about his attitude towards her son Fred.adaptations. The [[WesternAnimation/MrMagoo Mr. Magoo]] version leaves out not only Fan, but Fred too.
** Many adaptations reduce the Cratchits' six children (Martha, (Tiny Tim, Martha, Peter, Belinda, and an unnamed boy and girl, and of course Tiny Tim) girl) to just five, four or three.
** In Dickens, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come whisks Scrooge to see some isolated groups of people celebrating: some miners, two lighthouse keepers, and sailors on a ship at sea. This scene is almost always Adapted Out, although a few versions, such as [[WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol [[WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol1971 the 1971 animated adaptation]], adaptation]] and the [[Film/AChristmasCarol1999 Patrick Stewart version]] do include it.
** Marley takes Scrooge to the window, where Scrooge sees a crowd of other chained spirits, some of which he recognizes as old business acquaintances of his. This is almost never shown in adaptations, although [[Film/AChristmasCarol1984 the 1984 TV movie]] does have a nod to this, with the group wailing that Scrooge hears as Marley leaves him.
Few film adaptations include this.
** When Scrooge sees himself as a boy at boarding school in the first PensieveFlashback, the characters in the books he loved to read--''Literature/TheArabianNights'', ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe''--manifest themselves as real.
real. Many adaptations leave this out for brevity's sake.
** The Ghost of Christmas Present has a little trick two young debtors celebrating Scrooge's death in which he basically sprinkles Christmas cheer from his torch, making people more merry, even making their Christmas dinners taste better. Adaptations never show this.the future are almost always left out.


* Quite a few characters from the {{Netflix}} film, ''Film/DeathNote2017''—unsurprisingly, given the film's runtime of less than two hours, as compared to the much longer Japanese adaptations. [[spoiler:Other than L, Watari and James Turner/Sochiro Yagami, none of the other Kira task force members - Matsuda, Mogi, Aiwaza etc. - have counterparts in the film. Also absent is Rem, and given Mia's death at the end of the film, she's unlikely to appear in possible sequels. Near and Mello also do not appear, though it is mentioned that there were other children trained to be master detectives by the same project that trained L, making it possible that they might appear in sequels. Light's sister Sayu also doesn't have a counterpart]].

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* Quite a few characters from the {{Netflix}} Creator/{{Netflix}} film, ''Film/DeathNote2017''—unsurprisingly, given the film's runtime of less than two hours, as compared to the much longer Japanese adaptations. [[spoiler:Other than L, Watari and James Turner/Sochiro Yagami, none of the other Kira task force members - Matsuda, Mogi, Aiwaza etc. - have counterparts in the film. Also absent is Rem, and given Mia's death at the end of the film, she's unlikely to appear in possible sequels. Near and Mello also do not appear, though it is mentioned that there were other children trained to be master detectives by the same project that trained L, making it possible that they might appear in sequels. Light's sister Sayu also doesn't have a counterpart]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamByGaslight'' sees [[spoiler:Jacob Packer from [[ComicBook/GothamByGaslight the original comic]] written out and replaced with [[AdaptationalVillainy Commissioner Gordon]] as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.]]


** The Video Game "Curse of the Crimson Elixir," which loosely adapted the first few chapters of the manga before beginning its original storyline, almost completely removed Shou Tucker from the game, instead treating him as a PosthumousCharacter as Ed and Al investigate his house just minutes after Scar has killed him.

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** The Video Game "Curse ''[[VideoGame/FullmetalAlchemist2CurseOfTheCrimsonElixir Curse of the Crimson Elixir," Elixir]]'', which loosely adapted the first few chapters of the manga before beginning its original storyline, almost completely removed Shou Tucker from the game, instead treating him as a PosthumousCharacter as Ed and Al investigate his house just minutes after Scar has killed him.


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* The film version of ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' excludes Kei's "aunt" Chiyoko and Tetsuo's followers.

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** The 1974 animated film ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBackToOz'' also skipped Ozma (as well as the Woggle-Bug and the Gump), being a ''very loose'' adaptation of ''The Marvellous Land of Oz'' with Dorothy in Tip's role.


* The "Bulb Monsters" that appeared during the climax of ''Literature/TheScorchTrial'', don't appear in ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrial''.

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* The "Bulb Monsters" that appeared during the climax of ''Literature/TheScorchTrial'', ''Literature/TheScorchTrials'', don't appear in ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrial''.''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials''.

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* The "Bulb Monsters" that appeared during the climax of ''Literature/TheScorchTrial'', don't appear in ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrial''.


** Mr. Fuji, the old man who takes care of Pokémon in Lavender Town and is heavily implied to be the "Dr. Fuji" who lived on Cinnabar Island and created Mewtwo, doesn't make any appearance in the anime. Though ''a'' Dr. Fuji creates Mewtwo in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', he's a distinctly different character from Mr. Fuji.

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** Mr. Fuji, the old man who takes care of Pokémon in Lavender Town and is heavily implied to be the "Dr. Fuji" who lived on Cinnabar Island and created Mewtwo, doesn't make any appearance in the anime. Though ''a'' Dr. Fuji creates Mewtwo in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', he's a distinctly different character from Mr. Fuji.


** Pretty much any Trial Captain other than the Akala Captains and Sophocles doesn't show up in the anime due to its completely different format and storyline than the games.

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** Pretty much any Trial Captain other than the Akala Captains and Sophocles doesn't show up in the anime due to its completely different format and storyline than the games. Acerola is set to appear in a future episode, though, so Ilima and Mina are the only Captains so far not to appear.


** ''Creator/SarahBernhardt'' was about the French actress touring the United States. The corresponding Creator/HannaBarbera episode merely has a generic opera singer from Boston touring Texas for some reason. The series otherwise had no issues with {{HistoricalDomainCharacter}}s.

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** ''Creator/SarahBernhardt'' was about the French actress touring the United States. The corresponding Creator/HannaBarbera episode merely has a generic opera singer from Boston touring Texas for some reason. The series otherwise had no issues with {{HistoricalDomainCharacter}}s.{{Historical Domain Character}}s.


** ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'' did this with the entire casts of ''[=ViVid=]'' and ''Force''. In ''[=ViVid=]'s'' case, it'd be difficult to have Vivio running around when her mother is currently 9 in this continuity. With ''Force'' it probably has more to do with the fact that the season as a whole is almost universally ''[[FanonDiscontinuity despised]]''.

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** ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'' did this with the entire casts of ''[=ViVid=]'' and ''Force''. In ''[=ViVid=]'s'' case, it'd be difficult to have Vivio running around when her mother is currently 9 in this continuity. With ''Force'' it probably has more to do with the fact that the season as a whole is almost universally ''[[FanonDiscontinuity despised]]''. Everyone related to the Saint Church is also absent, which mean that Sein, Otto, and Deed never show up, even though all 9 other Numbers are present.
*** [[spoiler:Vivio and Einhart do show up later on... via time travel.]]


* Both the 1970's ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' television series and ''Series/SpiderManJapan'' for the most part avoided using any established characters from the comics other than Spider-Man himself. While the American show at least included Aunt May, J. Jonah Jameson, and Robbie Robertson, the Japanese show didn't feature anyone from the comics besides Spider-Man and even changed his civilian identity from a New Yorker named Peter Parker to a resident of Tokyo named Takuya Yamashiro.

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* Both the 1970's ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' television series ''Series/TheAmazingSpiderMan1978'' and ''Series/SpiderManJapan'' for the most part avoided using any established characters from the comics other than Spider-Man himself. While the American show at least included Aunt May, J. Jonah Jameson, and Robbie Robertson, the Japanese show didn't feature anyone from the comics besides Spider-Man and even changed his civilian identity from a New Yorker named Peter Parker to a resident of Tokyo named Takuya Yamashiro.



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* Both the 1970's ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' television series and ''Series/SpiderManJapan'' for the most part avoided using any established characters from the comics other than Spider-Man himself. While the American show at least included Aunt May, J. Jonah Jameson, and Robbie Robertson, the Japanese show didn't feature anyone from the comics besides Spider-Man and even changed his civilian identity from a New Yorker named Peter Parker to a resident of Tokyo named Takuya Yamashiro.



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* The three-part premiere of the ''WesternAnimation/SilverSurfer'' animated series adapts the Galactus Trilogy, but completely dispenses with the Fantastic Four. Instead, the Silver Surfer is convinced to spare Earth by a pre-Nova Frankie Raye.

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* For some reason ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatam'' never used Knuckles, Amy or Metal Sonic, despite its second season airing after their debut games came out.

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** The Ghost of Christmas Present has a little trick in which he basically sprinkles Christmas cheer from his torch, making people more merry, even making their Christmas dinners taste better. Adaptations never show this.

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** When Scrooge sees himself as a boy at boarding school in the first PensieveFlashback, the characters in the books he loved to read--''Literature/TheArabianNights'', ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe''--manifest themselves as real.

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** Marley takes Scrooge to the window, where Scrooge sees a crowd of other chained spirits, some of which he recognizes as old business acquaintances of his. This is almost never shown in adaptations, although [[Film/AChristmasCarol1984 the 1984 TV movie]] does have a nod to this, with the group wailing that Scrooge hears as Marley leaves him.


* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'':
** Gwen Stacy from ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' is absent in the cartoon (save for one appearance in an AlternateUniverse.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'':
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Notably, Gwen Stacy from appeared in ''none'' of the various ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' is absent adaptations until ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', and even that one was in an AlternateUniverse. Even [[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 the 1960s cartoon]], produced when she was actually ''alive'' in the cartoon (save for one comics, didn't feature an appearance from Gwen, instead making her father George Stacy the uncle of ''Mary Jane'', in an AlternateUniverse.)what was likely a case of CompositeCharacter. Gwen ultimately made her live-action debut before her proper animated one, appearing in ''Film/SpiderMan3'' less than a year before appearing in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
* Other ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' examples:



* Gwen Stacy does not appear at all in the original 60's ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider Man|1967}}'' cartoon. In fact, in what was likely a case of a CompositeCharacter, her father George was made into Mary Jane's uncle.

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* Gwen Stacy does not appear at all ** Recurring villain the Sandman was also absent from this series, due to both him and Electro being sanctioned for use in an ultimately-unfilmed movie adaptation from none other than Creator/JamesCameron. Even when Electro ended up appearing in the original 60's ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider Man|1967}}'' cartoon. In fact, in what series, he was likely a case written to be the son of a CompositeCharacter, her father George was made into Mary Jane's uncle.the Red Skull instead of the comics' Max Dillon.


* The [[Film/InspectorGadget live-action film adaptation]] of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' by Creator/{{Disney}}, aside from other notable changes made to the source material, completely omits Dr. Claw's international crime organization M.A.D., instead having him assisted by a goon named Sykes and a MadScientist named Kramer. The sequel also avoids using M.A.D., instead having Claw assisted by a pair of crooks names Brick and [=McKibble=] and later hiring three criminals known as Squint, Jungle Bob, and the Ninja, though ironically the latter two were M.A.D. agents in the original cartoon.

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* The [[Film/InspectorGadget live-action film adaptation]] of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' by Creator/{{Disney}}, aside from other notable changes made to the source material, completely omits Dr. Claw's international crime organization M.A.D., instead having him assisted by a goon named Sykes and a MadScientist named Kramer. The sequel also avoids using M.A.D., instead having Claw assisted by a pair of crooks names named Brick and [=McKibble=] and later hiring three criminals known as Squint, Jungle Bob, and the Ninja, though ironically the latter two were M.A.D. agents in the original cartoon.



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* The ''Thing'' segments on ''WesternAnimation/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing'' completely omitted the other three members of the Fantastic Four Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, and the Human Torch, instead having The Thing portrayed as a solo hero with the oddity of having a teenage human form and transforming into his orange alter ego by slamming two rings together and declaring "[[ByThePowerOfGrayskull Thing Ring, do your thing!]]"


* Silver Samurai and Sunfire do not appear in ''Disney/BigHero6'', as the film rights to the ''Franchise/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' franchise are owned by TwentiethCenturyFox, not Disney or Marvel. Not that they would fit in anyway, since the film's world is now a more tech-based sci-fi world, and mutants with superpowers would seem very out of place.

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* Silver Samurai and Sunfire do not appear in ''Disney/BigHero6'', as the film rights to the ''Franchise/{{X-Men|FilmSeries}}'' franchise are owned by TwentiethCenturyFox, Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, not Disney or Marvel. Not that they would fit in anyway, since the film's world is now a more tech-based sci-fi world, and mutants with superpowers would seem very out of place.


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* ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'':
** The final arc of the original series, ''Series/JuukouBFighter'', featured heroes and villains returning from the previous Franchise/MetalHeroes series ''Series/TokusouRoboJanperson'' and ''Series/BlueSWAT''. The battle scenes were adapted into the episodes ''Convention Dimension'' (which completely omitted the ''Blue SWAT'' heroes) and the season 1 finale (which cut ''every'' character who didn't originate from a B-Fighter series).
** Sorceress Jagul's role in the plot was also reduced to nil; in the original version, she was the creator of Shadow / Black Beet (instead of Gaohm / Vexor) and became the final enemy of the series who resurrected and absorbed multiple monsters in order to empower herself into a stronger form. In the U.S., her suits were used for two (male) throwaway monsters: one who tried and failed to hypnotize the Hillhurst monsters, and Borgslayer, created by fusing multiple resurrected monsters into a completely new one acting on behalf of the new BigBad.

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* ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'':
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''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'': The final arc of the original series, ''Series/JuukouBFighter'', featured heroes and villains returning from the previous Franchise/MetalHeroes series ''Series/TokusouRoboJanperson'' and ''Series/BlueSWAT''. The battle scenes were adapted into the episodes ''Convention Dimension'' (which completely omitted the ''Blue SWAT'' heroes) and the season 1 finale (which cut ''every'' character who didn't originate from a B-Fighter series).
** Sorceress Jagul's role in the plot was also reduced to nil; in the original version, she was the creator of Shadow / Black Beet (instead of Gaohm / Vexor)
all ''Janperson'' and became the final enemy of the series who resurrected and absorbed multiple monsters in order to empower herself into a stronger form. In the U.S., her suits were used for two (male) throwaway monsters: one who tried and failed to hypnotize the Hillhurst monsters, and Borgslayer, created by fusing multiple resurrected monsters into a completely new one acting on behalf of the new BigBad.''Blue SWAT'' characters).

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* ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'':
** The final arc of the original series, ''Series/JuukouBFighter'', featured heroes and villains returning from the previous Franchise/MetalHeroes series ''Series/TokusouRoboJanperson'' and ''Series/BlueSWAT''. The battle scenes were adapted into the episodes ''Convention Dimension'' (which completely omitted the ''Blue SWAT'' heroes) and the season 1 finale (which cut ''every'' character who didn't originate from a B-Fighter series).
** Sorceress Jagul's role in the plot was also reduced to nil; in the original version, she was the creator of Shadow / Black Beet (instead of Gaohm / Vexor) and became the final enemy of the series who resurrected and absorbed multiple monsters in order to empower herself into a stronger form. In the U.S., her suits were used for two (male) throwaway monsters: one who tried and failed to hypnotize the Hillhurst monsters, and Borgslayer, created by fusing multiple resurrected monsters into a completely new one acting on behalf of the new BigBad.

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* The ''Webcomic/TeamFortress2'' webcomics will adapt out whichever team isn't the issues' focus (usually the BLU team) to minimize PaletteSwap weirdness. ''The Naked and the Dead'' goes further and makes it explicit that there was only one team all along: [[TitleDrop Team Fortress]].


* Certain minor/recurring characters from series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' in Website/{{GoAnimate}} videos don't appear mainly due to fear of being a fan of the series due to knowing a character's existence.

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* Certain minor/recurring characters from series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' in Website/{{GoAnimate}} videos don't appear mainly due to fear of being a mistaken for an unironic fan of the said series due to knowing a character's existence.


** Sinnoh's Frontier Brains, other than Palmer and Caitlin, do not appear.

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** Sinnoh's Frontier Brains, Brains other than Palmer and Caitlin, Caitlin do not appear.


** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role, and being close to Ralts[[/note]], Hugh and Hau are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in cameos in the movies]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear as a rival but appeared as his Gym Leader incarnation in ''VideoGamePokemonBlack2AndWhite2''; this means he and Bianca are different ages in the anime.

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** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role, and being close to Ralts[[/note]], Hugh and Hau are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in cameos in the movies]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear as a rival but appeared as his Gym Leader incarnation in ''VideoGamePokemonBlack2AndWhite2''; ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''; this means he and Bianca are different ages in the anime.


** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role, and being close to Ralts[[/note]], Hugh and Hau are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in cameos in the movies]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear a a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though this means he and Bianca are different ages.
** Koga's daughter (and Gym Leader successor) Janine from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' never makes an appearance. The part of the game she's in requires visiting Kanto to get the region's badges; while Ash ''did'' return to Kanto to face off against the ''Hoenn'' Frontier Brains, he didn't visit the gyms due to the fact that he'd already gotten the badges. Koga does get a [[CanonForeigner sister named Aya]], who pretty much fills the same role as Janine.

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** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role, and being close to Ralts[[/note]], Hugh and Hau are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in cameos in the movies]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear a as a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though his Gym Leader incarnation in ''VideoGamePokemonBlack2AndWhite2''; this means he and Bianca are different ages.
ages in the anime.
** Koga's daughter (and Gym Leader successor) Janine from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' never makes an appearance. The part of the game she's in requires visiting Kanto to get the region's badges; while Ash ''did'' return to Kanto to face off against the ''Hoenn'' Frontier Brains, he didn't visit the gyms Gyms due to the fact that he'd already gotten the badges. Koga does get a [[CanonForeigner sister named Aya]], who pretty much fills the same role as Janine.


** The games feature various cellphone-like items, such as the C-Gear, which are usually ignored in the anime. WordOfGod is that that they would make the plots easy to work around (ie, if the plot has character split up then all they'd have to do is call each other).

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** The games feature various cellphone-like items, such as the C-Gear, which are usually ignored in the anime. WordOfGod is that that they would make the plots easy to work around (ie, if the plot has character split up then all they'd have to do is call each other). Misty had a Poké Gear in one episode after her departure, though.

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** Pretty much any Trial Captain other than the Akala Captains and Sophocles doesn't show up in the anime due to its completely different format and storyline than the games.


** Madge Undersee and her family do not appear in [[Film/TheHungerGames the film version]] of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', probably due to casting logistics and length constraints. Katniss instead gets the mockingjay pin (now lacking its BackStory involving Maysilee Donner) from a vendor at the Hob. Said vendor may or may not be Greasy Sae, making her a possible example as well.

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** Madge Undersee and her family do not appear in [[Film/TheHungerGames the film version]] of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', probably due to casting logistics and length constraints. Katniss instead gets the mockingjay pin (now lacking its BackStory involving Maysilee Donner) from a vendor at the Hob. Said vendor may or may not be Greasy Sae, making her a possible an example as well.of either this trope or DemotedToExtra.


** Madge Undersee and her family do not appear in [[Film/TheHungerGames the film version]] of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', probably due to casting logistics and length constraints. Katniss instead gets the mockingjay pin (now lacking its BackStory involving Maysilee Donner) from a vendor at the Hob.

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** Madge Undersee and her family do not appear in [[Film/TheHungerGames the film version]] of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', probably due to casting logistics and length constraints. Katniss instead gets the mockingjay pin (now lacking its BackStory involving Maysilee Donner) from a vendor at the Hob. Said vendor may or may not be Greasy Sae, making her a possible example as well.


* ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark'', a musical loosely based on the first two films of the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', omits Peter Parker's friend Harry Osborn, as Norman Osborn and his wife Emily are apparently childless.

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* ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark'', a musical loosely based on the first two films of the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' that also used characters from the comics that never appeared in said film series, omits Peter Parker's friend Harry Osborn, as Norman Osborn and his wife Emily are apparently childless.



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* Quite a few characters from the {{Netflix}} film, ''Film/DeathNote2017''—unsurprisingly, given the film's runtime of less than two hours, as compared to the much longer Japanese adaptations. [[spoiler:Other than L, Watari and James Turner/Sochiro Yagami, none of the other Kira task force members - Matsuda, Mogi, Aiwaza etc. - have counterparts in the film. Also absent is Rem, and given Mia's death at the end of the film, she's unlikely to appear in possible sequels. Near and Mello also do not appear, though it is mentioned that there were other children trained to be master detectives by the same project that trained L, making it possible that they might appear in sequels. Light's sister Sayu also doesn't have a counterpart]].


** ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' has three mecha and 1 ranger that did not make it into ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', which are Datas Hyper, Exotic Brothers[[note]]who only appeared in one episode, and said episode was not adapted[[/note]] Mystic Brothers, and Gosei Green[[note]]Although in Green's case, this was due to the fact that he was [[spoiler: a PosthumousCharacter, whose appearances were limited to flashbacks]][[/note]]. Strangely enough, the Power Ranger version does footage featuring a Megazord combination featuring Datas Hyper, which magically appears as a backpack whenever the combination is used

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** ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' has three mecha and 1 ranger that did not make it into ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', which are Datas Hyper, Hyper[[note]]this is due to the fact that Datas himself wasn't adapted; while he does have a counterpart, said counterpart, Tensou, looks very different from Datas[[/note]], Exotic Brothers[[note]]who only appeared in one episode, and said episode was not adapted[[/note]] Mystic Brothers, and Gosei Green[[note]]Although in Green's case, this was due to the fact that he was [[spoiler: a PosthumousCharacter, whose appearances were limited to flashbacks]][[/note]]. Strangely enough, the Power Ranger version does footage featuring a Megazord combination featuring Datas Hyper, which magically appears as a backpack whenever the combination is usedused[[note]]the toyline does somewhat justify this, since the backpack stores 3 motorcycles[[/note]].



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* The live-action ''Film/JusticeLeague'' movie includes all of the founding members of the team except for Comicbook/MartianManhunter and Comicbook/GreenLantern, with the former having his spot on the team taken by Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} (likely to make the team more racially diverse for a 2017 audience).

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* The live-action ''Film/JusticeLeague'' movie includes all of the founding members of the team except for Comicbook/MartianManhunter and Comicbook/GreenLantern, with the former having his spot on the team taken by Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} (likely to make the team more racially diverse for a 2017 audience).

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** The 1986 movie adapts the first 72 chapters worth of story, rearranging the order of events to focus on the more important arcs and characters. Despite this, it still has some notable omissions: [[KungFuJesus Toki]], the second of the four Hokuto Brothers, is nowhere to be seen - instead, Kenshiro's fiancee [[TheChick Yuria]] is the one who is locked away in Cassandra, as her initial captor [[TokenMotivationalNemesis Shin]] ends up being mortally wounded in an off-screen battle with [[BigBad Raoh]]. Likewise, [[TheLancer Rei]]'s love interest [[ActionGirl Mamiya]] is nowhere to be seen in either and as a result, Rei dies immediately after his bout with Raoh without ever getting to fight Mamiya's old tormentor Juda.

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** The 1986 movie adapts the first 72 chapters worth of story, rearranging the order of events to focus on the more important arcs and characters. Despite this, it still has some notable omissions: [[KungFuJesus Toki]], the second of the four Hokuto Brothers, is nowhere to be seen - instead, Kenshiro's fiancee [[TheChick Yuria]] is the one who is locked away in Cassandra, as her initial captor [[TokenMotivationalNemesis Shin]] ends up being mortally wounded in an off-screen battle with [[BigBad Raoh]]. Likewise, [[TheLancer Rei]]'s love interest [[ActionGirl Mamiya]] is nowhere to be seen in either and as a result, Rei dies immediately after his bout with Raoh without ever getting to fight Mamiya's old tormentor Juda.


* Kulilin isn't in the live action adaptation ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', even though Piccolo Daimao (who appeared much later than Kulilin did) is.

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* Kulilin isn't in the live action adaptation ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', even though his death is what caused Goku to go after King Piccolo Daimao (who appeared much later than Kulilin did) is.is in the movie) in the first place.



* The 1986 movie version of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' started production while the manga was still ongoing in ''Weekly Jump'' and many key characters that are absent from the movie (such as most of the Nanto warriors outside Shin and Rei) were simply the result of them not being introduced yet in the manga. However, even major characters who were already introduced in the manga, such as Toki the healer and Mamiya the female village leader, are missing in the movie. As a result, Rei dies shortly after his bout with Raoh without ever confronting his nemesis Juda.
** The fifth and final season of the 1984-1988 TV series also removes Jackoh's two sons and replaces them with Boltz and Gantz from one of the video game adaptations, largely because Jakoh's sons had only just been introduced in the manga.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''
** The TV series for the most part, sticks pretty closely to the manga, but a few notable minor characters (such as Jackal's boxer underling and the General who started the nuclear war) were omitted during the adaptation. Most notably, Jakoh's sons Jask and Sheeno were removed from the early episodes of ''Hokuto no Ken 2'' anime and replaced by two renegade Gento Kōken practitioners named Taiga and Boltz, who were originally conceived as {{filler villain}}s before the Jakoh story arc was fully serialized in the manga.
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The 1986 movie version of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' started production while adapts the manga was first 72 chapters worth of story, rearranging the order of events to focus on the more important arcs and characters. Despite this, it still ongoing in ''Weekly Jump'' and many key characters that are absent from has some notable omissions: [[KungFuJesus Toki]], the movie (such as most second of the Nanto warriors outside Shin and Rei) were simply four Hokuto Brothers, is nowhere to be seen - instead, Kenshiro's fiancee [[TheChick Yuria]] is the result of them not one who is locked away in Cassandra, as her initial captor [[TokenMotivationalNemesis Shin]] ends up being introduced yet mortally wounded in the manga. However, even major characters who were already introduced an off-screen battle with [[BigBad Raoh]]. Likewise, [[TheLancer Rei]]'s love interest [[ActionGirl Mamiya]] is nowhere to be seen in the manga, such as Toki the healer either and Mamiya the female village leader, are missing in the movie. As as a result, Rei dies shortly immediately after his bout with Raoh without ever confronting his nemesis getting to fight Mamiya's old tormentor Juda.
** The fifth and final season of ''True Savior'' movies, while being much closer to the 1984-1988 TV series also removes Jackoh's two sons and replaces them manga than the 1986 movie, still had their share of omissions. The first movie, ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Death in Love'', notably omitted Thouzer's backstory with Boltz his master Ohgai, removing his entire motivation for building a mausoleum in the first place, while the third movie ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fight'', removed the entire fight between Raoh and Gantz from Juza, which is generally considered one of the video game adaptations, largely because Jakoh's sons had only just been introduced in more iconic fights from the manga.


** Koga's daughter (and Gym Leader successor) Janine from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' never makes an appearance. The part of the game she's in requires visiting Kanto to get the region's badges; while Ash ''did'' return to Kanto to face off against the ''Hoenn'' Frontier Brains, he didn't visit the gyms due to the fact that he'd already gotten the badges. Koga does get a [[CanonForeigner sister named Aya]], who pretty fills the same role as Janine.
** While their existence is acknowledged, some Elite Four members from Hoenn and Unova are never shown. Will and Karen from ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' never appear as well.
** Sinnoh's Frontier Brains, other than Palmer, do not appear.

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** Koga's daughter (and Gym Leader successor) Janine from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' never makes an appearance. The part of the game she's in requires visiting Kanto to get the region's badges; while Ash ''did'' return to Kanto to face off against the ''Hoenn'' Frontier Brains, he didn't visit the gyms due to the fact that he'd already gotten the badges. Koga does get a [[CanonForeigner sister named Aya]], who pretty much fills the same role as Janine.
** While their existence is acknowledged, some Elite Four members from Hoenn Hoenn[[note]]Drake only[[/note]] and Unova Unova[[note]]Caitlin only[[/note]] are never shown. Will and Karen from ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' never appear as well.
** Sinnoh's Frontier Brains, other than Palmer, Palmer and Caitlin, do not appear.



** The postgame in ''X and Y'' features Xerosic being investigated by Agent Looker and finding redemption with the help of a young girl named Emma. Neither of these happen in the anime.

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** The postgame in ''X and Y'' features Xerosic being investigated by Agent Looker and finding redemption with the help of a young girl named Emma. Neither of these happen in the anime.[[note]]Instead Xerosic tries to brainwash Clemont, but gets defeated by Ash and the gang and then arrested by Officer Jenny.[[/note]]


* "The Birth Of Mewtwo" was a Japanese-only ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' radio drama that was adapted into a segment at the start of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. A large portion of it was cut out, such as everything involving Team Rocket and the backstory to Amber. Jessie's MissingMom Miyamoto and Giovanni's mom [[NoNameGiven Madame Boss]] were excluded from the animated version.

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* "The Birth Of Mewtwo" ''Radio/PokemonTheBirthOfMewtwo'' was a Japanese-only ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' radio drama that was adapted into a segment at the start of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. A large portion of it was cut out, such as everything involving Team Rocket and the backstory to Amber. Jessie's MissingMom Miyamoto and Giovanni's mom [[NoNameGiven Madame Boss]] were excluded from the animated version.


* Francine, who was one of the main VideoGame/Gatekeepers in the game, was completely omitted in the anime.

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** Bill is also the only PC programmer from the games that has appeared in the anime. No appearances have been made from [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Lanette]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Bebe]], [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Amanita]], or [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Cassius]]. Sophocles' cousin Molayne from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has also not made any appearance, since Sophocles has parents in the anime and thus no need for him as a ParentalSubstitute.

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** Bill is also the only PC programmer from the games that has appeared in the anime. Nothing about him being in charge of the Pokemon Storage System is even mentioned since that doesn't appear in the anime either. No appearances have been made from [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Lanette]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Bebe]], [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Amanita]], or [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Cassius]]. Sophocles' cousin Molayne from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has also not made any appearance, since Sophocles has parents in the anime and thus no need for him as a ParentalSubstitute.


*** Rachel Summers and Franklin Richards are not present in the bad future, since Rachel's parents were killed before conceiving her and Franklin is tied to the Fantastic Four and thus would require too much explanation. Giving Rachel's powers to Future Kitty as some sort of secondary mutation was the ''least'' problematic solution.

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*** Rachel Summers ComicBook/RachelSummers and Franklin Richards are not present in the bad future, since Rachel's parents were killed before conceiving her and Franklin is tied to the Fantastic Four and thus would require too much explanation. Giving Rachel's powers to Future Kitty as some sort of secondary mutation was the ''least'' problematic solution.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and any other adaptation featuring ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} ignore Franchise/{{Superman}}'s role in the character's origin[[note]]In the comics, Superman gave Dick the inspiration for the Nightwing identity, as Nightwing is a hero in Kryptonian mythology[[/note]]. It's especially noticeable since the Nightwing identity [[LegacyCharacter dates back to Krypton]]! Although ''Young Justice'' doesn't show ''how'' Dick adopted the Nightwing persona, since it occurs some point during a five year TimeSkip. It's still possible that Superman was involved. When asked, producer Creator/GregWeisman admitted that they hadn't worked out all the details of how Dick chose the name "Nightwing." Similarly, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Dick's becoming Nightwing is literally just Batman suggesting the name out of the blue.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and any other adaptation featuring ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} ignore Franchise/{{Superman}}'s role in the character's origin[[note]]In the comics, Superman gave Dick the inspiration for the Nightwing ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} identity, as Nightwing is a hero in Kryptonian mythology[[/note]]. It's especially noticeable since the Nightwing identity [[LegacyCharacter dates back to Krypton]]! Although ''Young Justice'' doesn't show ''how'' Dick adopted the Nightwing persona, since it occurs some point during a five year TimeSkip. It's still possible that Superman was involved. When asked, producer Creator/GregWeisman admitted that they hadn't worked out all the details of how Dick chose the name "Nightwing." Similarly, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Dick's becoming Nightwing is literally just Batman suggesting the name out of the blue.



** In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'', based on "The Supergirl from Krypton", Bernadeth, a member of the Female Furies didn't appear, though in the comic, she spent the Furies' fight with Wonder Woman and Big Barda sitting on the sidelines with Granny Goodness. The Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]], Comicbook/TeenTitans, and [[Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]] were also omitted from the scene at the end when Superman introduces Kara as Supergirl.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'', based on "The Supergirl from Krypton", ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Bernadeth, a member of the Female Furies didn't appear, though in the comic, she spent the Furies' fight with Wonder Woman Franchise/WonderWoman and Big Barda sitting on the sidelines with Granny Goodness. The Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]], Comicbook/TeenTitans, and [[Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]] were also omitted from the scene at the end when Superman introduces Kara as Supergirl.ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}.



** The original Wonder Girl, Donna Troy, is the only founding Titan not to appear, due to legal issues, though her successor Cassie joins the team in the second season. WordOfGod also says that Donna ''was'' a member of the team during the five year TimeSkip but had left by the time of the second season.

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** The original Wonder Girl, ComicBook/WonderGirl, Donna Troy, is the only founding Titan not to appear, due to legal issues, though her successor Cassie Cassandra Sandsmark joins the team in the second season. WordOfGod also says that Donna ''was'' a member of the team during the five year TimeSkip but had left by the time of the second season.

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** Bill is also the only PC programmer from the games that has appeared in the anime. No appearances have been made from [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Lanette]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Bebe]], [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Amanita]], or [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Cassius]]. Sophocles' cousin Molayne from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has also not made any appearance, since Sophocles has parents in the anime and thus no need for him as a ParentalSubstitute.


* Downplayed with ComicBook/LuckyLuke in the ''Les Dalton'' cartoons, where he is said to be in retirement.

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* ''Comicbook/LuckyLuke'':
** ''Creator/SarahBernhardt'' was about the French actress touring the United States. The corresponding Creator/HannaBarbera episode merely has a generic opera singer from Boston touring Texas for some reason. The series otherwise had no issues with {{HistoricalDomainCharacter}}s.
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Downplayed with ComicBook/LuckyLuke Luke himself in the ''Les Dalton'' cartoons, where he is said to be in retirement.


* ComicBook/WonderGirl was the only founding member of the Comicbook/TeenTitans not to appear in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans animated series]] (though she did appear in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'' comics). This was due to the [[ExiledFromContinuity infamously convoluted rights issues regarding the Wonder Woman franchise]]. And the original Wonder Girl, Donna Troy, is the only founding Titan not to appear in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' due to legal issues, though her successor Cassie joins the team in the second season. WordOfGod also says that Donna ''was'' a member of the team during the five year TimeSkip but had left by the time of the second season.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
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ComicBook/WonderGirl was the only founding member of the Comicbook/TeenTitans not to appear in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans animated series]] cartoon (though she did appear in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'' comics). This was due to the [[ExiledFromContinuity infamously convoluted rights issues regarding the Wonder Woman franchise]]. And
** The show's version of
the original Wonder Girl, Donna Troy, is the only founding Titan not to appear in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' due to legal issues, though her successor Cassie joins the team in the second season. WordOfGod also says that Donna ''was'' ComicBook/DoomPatrol leaves out Chief, and gives Mento (who wasn't even a full member of the team during in the five year TimeSkip but had left by comic) his spot as the time of the second season.leader.



* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', in addition to Donna Troy:

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', in addition to ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** The original Wonder Girl,
Donna Troy:Troy, is the only founding Titan not to appear, due to legal issues, though her successor Cassie joins the team in the second season. WordOfGod also says that Donna ''was'' a member of the team during the five year TimeSkip but had left by the time of the second season.


** The storybook of ''The Jungle Book 2'' omits the scene where Kaa attempts to eat Shanti, thus removing Kaa from the story.

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** The storybook of ''The Jungle Book 2'' ''Disney/TheJungleBook2'' omits the scene where Kaa attempts to eat Shanti, thus removing Kaa from the story.


** Cynthia's sister is a minor character who doesn't have a sprite of her own however still appears in the games. In the anime however only Cynthia and their grandmother appeared.

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** Cynthia's sister is a minor character who doesn't have a sprite of her own however still appears in the games. In the anime however only Cynthia and their her grandmother appeared.


** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role, and being close to Ralts[[/note]], Hugh and Hau are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in Movie Cameos]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear a a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though this means he and Bianca are different ages.

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** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role, and being close to Ralts[[/note]], Hugh and Hau are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in Movie Cameos]]; cameos in the movies]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear a a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though this means he and Bianca are different ages.


* Numerous characters in the [[Film/HarryPotter film versions]] of ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Some do not appear at all (such as Ludo Bagman and Peeves the poltergeist), some are absent in earlier films, but show up later when they're important with an explanation as to why they've been absent (such as Bill and Charlie Weasley) and some appear in earlier films but are absent in later ones (such as Nearly Headless Nick and Firenze). The same thing happens in the [[VideoGame/HarryPotter video games]], but since there are multiple versions of each game for different platforms (there are five different versions of the first game alone), nearly every non-major character is absent from one game or another without explanation, which leads to apparent cases of RememberTheNewGuy in later games. Kreacher was almost removed from the fifth film, until Rowling stepped in to inform the screenwriter that he was going to be important later.

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* Numerous characters in the [[Film/HarryPotter film versions]] of ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Some do not appear at all (such as Ludo Bagman and Peeves the poltergeist), some are absent in earlier films, but show up later when they're important with an explanation as to why they've been absent (such as Bill and Charlie Weasley) and some appear in earlier films but are absent in later ones (such as Nearly Headless Nick and Firenze). The same thing happens in the [[VideoGame/HarryPotter video games]], but since there are multiple versions of each game for different platforms (there are five different versions of the first game alone), nearly every non-major character is absent from one game or another without explanation, which leads to apparent cases of RememberTheNewGuy in later games. Kreacher was almost removed from the [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix film]] of the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth film, book]], until Rowling stepped in to inform the screenwriter that he was going to be important later.


** Franchise/WonderWoman's origin usually involves a contest to send an ambassador out into Man's World. In the DCAU, Hippolyta wrote off the invasion that caused the League to form as someone else's problem, only for Diana to go "ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight" and get involved, anyway. ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' reused this idea, only the crisis is UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, instead.

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** Franchise/WonderWoman's origin usually involves a contest to send an ambassador out into Man's World. In the DCAU, Hippolyta wrote off the invasion that caused the League to form as someone else's problem, only for Diana to go "ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight" and get involved, anyway. ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' reused this idea, only the crisis is UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, instead.


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** Franchise/WonderWoman's origin usually involves a contest to send an ambassador out into Man's World. In the DCAU, Hippolyta wrote off the invasion that caused the League to form as someone else's problem, only for Diana to go "ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatRight" and get involved, anyway. ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' reused this idea, only the crisis is UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, instead.

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** Franchise/WonderWoman's origin usually involves a contest to send an ambassador out into Man's World. In the DCAU, Hippolyta wrote off the invasion that caused the League to form as someone else's problem, only for Diana to go "ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatRight" "ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight" and get involved, anyway. ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' reused this idea, only the crisis is UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, instead.

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** Franchise/WonderWoman's origin usually involves a contest to send an ambassador out into Man's World. In the DCAU, Hippolyta wrote off the invasion that caused the League to form as someone else's problem, only for Diana to go "ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatRight" and get involved, anyway. ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' reused this idea, only the crisis is UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, instead.


* Numerous characters in the [[Film/HarryPotter film versions]] of ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Some do not appear at all (such as Peeves the poltergeist), some are absent in earlier films, but show up later when they're important with an explanation as to why they've been absent (such as Bill and Charlie Weasley) and some appear in earlier films but are absent in later ones (such as Nearly Headless Nick and Firenze). The same thing happens in the [[VideoGame/HarryPotter video games]], but since there are multiple versions of each game for different platforms (there are five different versions of the first game alone), nearly every non-major character is absent from one game or another without explanation, which leads to apparent cases of RememberTheNewGuy in later games. Kreacher was almost removed from the fifth film, until Rowling stepped in to inform the screenwriter that he was going to be important later.

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* Numerous characters in the [[Film/HarryPotter film versions]] of ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Some do not appear at all (such as Ludo Bagman and Peeves the poltergeist), some are absent in earlier films, but show up later when they're important with an explanation as to why they've been absent (such as Bill and Charlie Weasley) and some appear in earlier films but are absent in later ones (such as Nearly Headless Nick and Firenze). The same thing happens in the [[VideoGame/HarryPotter video games]], but since there are multiple versions of each game for different platforms (there are five different versions of the first game alone), nearly every non-major character is absent from one game or another without explanation, which leads to apparent cases of RememberTheNewGuy in later games. Kreacher was almost removed from the fifth film, until Rowling stepped in to inform the screenwriter that he was going to be important later.


** Mr. Fuji, the old man who takes care of Pokémon in Lavender Town and is heavily implied to be the "Dr. Fuji" who lived on Cinnabar Island and created Mewtwo, doesn't make any appearance in the animé. Though ''a'' Dr. Fuji creates Mewtwo in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', he's a distinctly different character from Mr. Fuji.

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** Mr. Fuji, the old man who takes care of Pokémon in Lavender Town and is heavily implied to be the "Dr. Fuji" who lived on Cinnabar Island and created Mewtwo, doesn't make any appearance in the animé.anime. Though ''a'' Dr. Fuji creates Mewtwo in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', he's a distinctly different character from Mr. Fuji.


** While Xerneas and Yveltal appear in ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction'', they have no role or appearance in the main animé series itself (unlike every mascot legendary before them), with Team Flare's plot instead involving [[AscendedExtra Zygarde]].

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** While Xerneas and Yveltal appear in ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction'', they have no role or appearance in the main animé anime series itself (unlike every mascot legendary before them), with Team Flare's plot instead involving [[AscendedExtra Zygarde]].


* When ''WesternAnimation/FluppyDogs'' was adapted into an hour-long Television Movie, there was a sixth Fluppy named Fanci who did not appear in the film at all.

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* When ''WesternAnimation/FluppyDogs'' was adapted into an hour-long Television Movie, television movie, there was a sixth Fluppy named Fanci who did not appear in the film at all.


* In the [[Website/{{GoAnimate}} web adaption]] of ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', any non-human character is almost never seen, but some users do try, but it almost always looks terrible, given the software's limitations. This is also partially done in fear of being pinned as a "baby show lover", like the Caillou example below.
* Certain characters from series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' in Website/{{GoAnimate}} videos don't appear mainly due to fear of being a fan of the series due to knowing a character's existence.

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* In the [[Website/{{GoAnimate}} web adaption]] of ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', any non-human character is almost never seen, but some users do try, but it almost always looks terrible, given the software's limitations. This is also partially done in fear of being pinned as a "baby show lover", like the Caillou example below.
* Certain minor/recurring characters from series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' in Website/{{GoAnimate}} videos don't appear mainly due to fear of being a fan of the series due to knowing a character's existence.

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** Bart himself seemingly has half of his heritage adapted out. In the comics, he's a descendant of both Barry Allen and Eobard Thawne. The show makes no mention of his Thawne heritage, and there's not even a hint that there has ''ever'' been anyone who uses the Reverse-Flash moniker.


* The most notable characters omitted in the Ruby-Spears ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' animated series are the Fortress Bosses and several of the Robot Masters, to the point that ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' are the only games to have every Robot Master make at least one appearance.

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* The most notable characters omitted in the Ruby-Spears ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' animated series are the Fortress Bosses and several of the Robot Masters, to the point that ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' are the only games released at the time the cartoon aired to have every Robot Master make at least one appearance.

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* The [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces2017 2017 reboot]] of the original ''WesternAnimation/Wacky Races'' omits seven out of the ten original racers and the InteractiveNarrator.

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* Only a few characters never show up in the Website/{{GoAnimate}} version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', such as Mr. Hinkle, normally in fear of being pinned as a "baby show lover".

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* Only a few Certain characters never show up from series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' in the Website/{{GoAnimate}} version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', such as Mr. Hinkle, normally in videos don't appear mainly due to fear of being pinned as a "baby show lover".fan of the series due to knowing a character's existence.

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* The most recent ''Comicbook/DennisTheMenaceUK'' adaptation, ''WesternAnimation/DennisAndGnasherUnleashed'', makes Dennis's gang a GenderEqualEnsemble by introducing two girls and writing out FlatCharacter Curly.

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* As a blending of the first few arcs of the manga, ''Anime/DragonBallThePathToPower'' cuts out the Pilaf gang in favour of the Red Ribbon Army, from which Colonel Silver, Ninja Murasaki, and Captain Yellow are absent. Also gone are Krillin, the Ox-King, Chi-Chi, Monster Carrot, Tao Pai Pai, Upa, Bora, and Korin.


** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] cut out a lot of the cast who were introduced partway into the series (the Xingese characters, the Briggs soldiers, etc.) since the anime OvertookTheManga.

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** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] cut out a lot of the cast who were introduced partway into the series (the Xingese characters, the Briggs soldiers, etc.) since the anime OvertookTheManga. Lin appeared in a cameo but was otherwise excluded.



* ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's]]'' left out Gil Graham and the Liese Twins, who were revealed to be behind the plot of the season. Metafictively speaking, this is because the movie is an in-universe adaptation of these events, and their roles in those events were classified.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's]]'' left out Gil Graham and the Liese Twins, who were revealed to be behind the plot of the season. Metafictively speaking, this is because the movie is an in-universe adaptation of these events, and their roles in those events were classified.



* The Little Mermaid has a grandmother in the [[Literature/TheLittleMermaid original story]]. Ariel has no known grandparents in the [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Disney adaptation]].

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* The film of ''Literature/GoAskAlice'' leaves out many minor/oneshot characters, Alex, and Carla's grandparents.


* When the events of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' were incorporated into season 4 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'', the important human characters - Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Hans - were brought over. Sven was also brought over. But Olaf is noticeably absent, and the events at the end of ''Frozen'' seem to have been changed so that Hans is still on the loose looking for new schemes to take over Arendelle (perhaps he escaped from the boat that was meant to ship him back to the Southern Isles). A probable reason for Olaf's absence is due to him being pretty superfluous and, meta-wise, too difficult to have around in terms of special effects.

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incorporated into season 4 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'', the important human characters - Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Hans - were brought over. Sven was also brought over. But Olaf is noticeably absent, and the events at the end of ''Frozen'' seem to have been changed so that Hans is still on the loose looking for new schemes to take over Arendelle (perhaps he escaped from the boat that was meant to ship him back to the Southern Isles). A probable reason for Olaf's absence is due to him being pretty superfluous and, meta-wise, too difficult to have around in terms of special effects.
**In the musical version of ''Frozen'', Marshmallow, the rock trolls, and the wolves are all omitted. For Marshmallow and the wolves, the musical goes for more psychological drama, and less physical, and therefore removed their receptive set pieces and, by extension, their characters. The trolls, meanwhile, have been replaced by a group of creatures known as the hidden folk, whom are drawn from Scandinavian folklore. The role of the hidden folk is more mystical when compared to the rock trolls.


*** In comics, ComicBook/TheVision's mind is a copy of the mind of ComicBook/WonderMan, and has to struggle with having a human mind in a robotic body. In the film, Wonder Man does not exist, and neither that special relation, as J.A.R.V.I.S. was already an artificial intelligence to begin with.

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*** In comics, ComicBook/TheVision's mind is a copy of the mind of ComicBook/WonderMan, and has to struggle with having a human mind in a robotic body. In the film, Wonder Man does not exist, exist and neither does that special relation, relationship, as J.A.R.V.I.S. was already an artificial intelligence to begin with.



*** Barring a {{Retcon}} from future films, it would seem that the first and last of the three [[LegacyCharacter replacement]] Caps who filled in for Steve while he was frozen (William Nasland and William Burnside) have been adapted out as well. [[spoiler: The second replacement Cap, Jeffery Mace, does appear in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' as Coulson's successor as the head of the agency once it's reinstated as an official agency.]]

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*** Barring a {{Retcon}} from in a future films, film, it would seem that the first and last of the three [[LegacyCharacter replacement]] Caps who filled in for Steve while he was frozen (William Nasland and William Burnside) have been adapted out as well. [[spoiler: The second replacement Cap, Jeffery Mace, does appear in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' as Coulson's successor as the head of the agency once it's reinstated as an official agency.]]



* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'' removes Branden's seocnd-in-command Pratt, is omitted, with Branden himself ([[AdaptationNameChange renamed Brendon]]) being the one Batman punches through a wall. Likewise, the movie removes mentions of Loeb's resignation and his successor, Grogan.

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* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'' removes Branden's seocnd-in-command second-in-command Pratt, is omitted, with Branden himself ([[AdaptationNameChange renamed Brendon]]) being the one Batman punches through a wall. Likewise, the movie removes mentions of Loeb's resignation and his successor, Grogan.



** Speaking of ''The Infinity Gauntlet'', the show's adaptation of that storyline ''drastically'' reduces the number of heroes involved. In the comics, around 20 heroes ([[TokenEvilTeammate and]] ComicBook/DoctorDoom) united to fight Thanos, while in the TV show, it's just the eight principle Avengers.

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** Speaking of ''The Infinity Gauntlet'', the show's adaptation of that storyline ''drastically'' reduces the number of heroes involved. In the comics, around 20 heroes ([[TokenEvilTeammate and]] ComicBook/DoctorDoom) united to fight Thanos, while in the TV show, it's just the eight principle principal Avengers.



* When the events of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' were incorporated into season 4 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'', the important human characters - Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Hans - were brought over. Sven also was brought over. But Olaf is noticeably absent, and the events at the end of ''Frozen'' seem to have been changed so that Hans is still on the loose looking for new schemes to take over Arendelle (perhaps he escaped from the boat that was meant to ship him back to the Southern Isles). A probable reason for Olaf's absence is due to him being pretty superfluous and, meta-wise, too difficult to have around in terms of special effects.

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* When the events of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' were incorporated into season 4 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'', the important human characters - Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Hans - were brought over. Sven was also was brought over. But Olaf is noticeably absent, and the events at the end of ''Frozen'' seem to have been changed so that Hans is still on the loose looking for new schemes to take over Arendelle (perhaps he escaped from the boat that was meant to ship him back to the Southern Isles). A probable reason for Olaf's absence is due to him being pretty superfluous and, meta-wise, too difficult to have around in terms of special effects.



* In ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' Seymour is an orphan when in [[Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors original film]] his mother was a major character.
* The [[Film/KingKong1976 1976 remake]] of ''Film/KingKong'' is missing Carl Denham from the original 1933 film. He is instead [[{{Expy}} replaced]] by CorruptCorporateExecutive Fred Wilson, a character that to this day [[ReplacementScrappy is openly mocked at]] by fans of the original film. [[spoiler:Unlike Denham, though, Wilson is [[AssholeVictim crushed to death by Kong's feet]] in this film]].

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* In ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' Seymour is an orphan orphan, when in the [[Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors original film]] his mother was a major character.
* The [[Film/KingKong1976 1976 remake]] of ''Film/KingKong'' is missing Carl Denham from the original 1933 film. He is instead [[{{Expy}} replaced]] by CorruptCorporateExecutive Fred Wilson, a character that to this day [[ReplacementScrappy is openly mocked at]] mocked]] by fans of the original film. [[spoiler:Unlike Denham, though, Wilson is [[AssholeVictim crushed to death by Kong's feet]] in this film]].



** Madge Undersee and her family do not appear in [[Film/TheHungerGames the film version]] of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' probably due to casting logistics and length constraints. Katniss instead gets the mockingjay pin (now lacking its BackStory involving Maysilee Donner) from a vendor at the Hob.

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** Madge Undersee and her family do not appear in [[Film/TheHungerGames the film version]] of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', probably due to casting logistics and length constraints. Katniss instead gets the mockingjay pin (now lacking its BackStory involving Maysilee Donner) from a vendor at the Hob.



** The stage adaptation of ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' skips the Librarian due to the difficulty the original production had getting an orang-utan costume. It also replaces Rincewind with a wizard called Stibbons (before Ponder appeared in the books) so they could use a "generic" wizard costume rather than Rinso's canonical outfit.

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** The stage adaptation of ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' skips the Librarian due to the difficulty the original production had getting an orang-utan orangutan costume. It also replaces Rincewind with a wizard called Stibbons (before Ponder appeared in the books) so they could use a "generic" wizard costume rather than Rinso's canonical outfit.



** In the original novels, Glinda was the Good Witch of the South, and the Good Witch of the North Dorothy met when she first arrived in Oz was a different character. The [[Film/TheWizardOfOz film version]] [[CompositeCharacter combined the two into a single character]]... Named Glinda. (This led to the infamous PlotHole of Glinda giving the ruby slippers to Dorothy in the beginning of the movie but not telling her that she could use them to get home until the end of the movie.) Due to AdaptationDisplacement, most subsequent adaptations have also had Glinda as the only Good Witch.

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** In the original novels, Glinda was the Good Witch of the South, and the Good Witch of the North Dorothy met when she first arrived in Oz was a different character. The [[Film/TheWizardOfOz film version]] [[CompositeCharacter combined the two into a single character]]... Named character]] named Glinda. (This led to the infamous PlotHole of Glinda giving the ruby slippers to Dorothy in the beginning of the movie but not telling her that she could use them to get home until the end of the movie.) Due to AdaptationDisplacement, most subsequent adaptations have also had Glinda as the only Good Witch.



** In Dickens, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come whisks Scrooge to see some isolated groups of people celebrating: some miners, two lighthouse keepers, and sailors on a ship at sea. This scene is almost always Adapted Out, although a few versions, such as [[WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol the 1971 animated adaptation]], do include them.

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** In Dickens, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come whisks Scrooge to see some isolated groups of people celebrating: some miners, two lighthouse keepers, and sailors on a ship at sea. This scene is almost always Adapted Out, although a few versions, such as [[WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol the 1971 animated adaptation]], do include them.it.



* Alan Bloom is given only a minor part in ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'' and completely left out of the Hopkins / Norton take of ''Film/RedDragon''. Inverted in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' where he's gender swapped and turned into ''Allana'' Bloom, who becomes a major supporting character and Grahams' potential love interest. Ditto Margot Verger, who appears in season 2. Since the show is a lengthy prequel to the original story, both they and every other character get ''greatly'' expanded roles.
* Because Creator/ScottGlenn refused to return for the film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' ([[EnforcedMethodActing and given what he went through]], who can blame him?[[note]]Glenn consulted with John Douglas, whom Crawford was based on, as part of research. Douglas, in a ''very'' dick move, played him tapes of a young teenager being tortured by serial killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris, which traumaized Glenn[[/note]]), the character of Jack Crawford was written out. A deleted scene reveals a combination of [[spoiler: type 2]] of DeathByAdaptation and KilledOffscreen and that he died between movie.

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* Alan Bloom is given only a minor part in ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'' and completely left out of the Hopkins / Norton take of ''Film/RedDragon''. Inverted in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' where he's gender swapped and turned into ''Allana'' ''Alana'' Bloom, who becomes a major supporting character and Grahams' Graham's potential love interest. Ditto Margot Verger, who appears in season 2. Since the show is a lengthy prequel to the original story, both they and every other character get ''greatly'' expanded roles.
* Because Creator/ScottGlenn refused to return for the film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' ([[EnforcedMethodActing and given what he went through]], who can blame him?[[note]]Glenn consulted with John Douglas, whom Crawford was based on, as part of research. Douglas, in a ''very'' dick move, played him tapes of a young teenager being tortured by serial killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris, which traumaized traumatized Glenn[[/note]]), the character of Jack Crawford was written out. A deleted scene reveals a combination of [[spoiler: type 2]] of DeathByAdaptation and KilledOffscreen and that he died between movie.movies.



** Likely justified considering it would have been a nightmare trying to have some attempt to play "The King".

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** Likely justified considering it would have been a nightmare trying to have some attempt getting someone to play "The King".



* In ''Film/VampireAcademy'', this is the fate of several minor characters of [[Literature/VampireAcademy the first novel]]:

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* In ''Film/VampireAcademy'', this is the fate of several minor characters of from [[Literature/VampireAcademy the first novel]]:



The exclusion of Cara is particularly significant, since in ''Allegiant'', she [[spoiler:is one of the leaders of the eponymous Allegiant, participates together with Tris' group to get to the fringes of Chicago, and also gets the task of informing Four at the end about Tris' death]].

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The exclusion of Cara is particularly significant, since in ''Allegiant'', she [[spoiler:is one of the leaders of the eponymous Allegiant, participates together with Tris' group to get to the fringes of Chicago, and also gets the task of informing Four at the end about Tris' death]].



* The little mermaid has a grandmother in the [[Literature/TheLittleMermaid original story]]. Ariel has no known grandparents in the Disney adaptation of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.

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* The little mermaid Little Mermaid has a grandmother in the [[Literature/TheLittleMermaid original story]]. Ariel has no known grandparents in the [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Disney adaptation of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.adaptation]].



* '''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' makes an effort to distill the events of [[Literature/CaptainUnderpants the first four books]] into one movie, meaning Dr. Diaper and the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space had to go.

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* '''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' makes an effort to distill the events of [[Literature/CaptainUnderpants the first four books]] into one movie, meaning Dr. Diaper and the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space had to go.



* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' to ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' is an odd case, as it adapts a Japanese live action show to an American live action show. In this adaptation process many characters or concepts have a direct counterpart. However, some just lack a counterpart in Power Rangers, resulting in this trope. The most common victims of this trope in Power Rangers are multiple [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters Of The Week]], as Power Rangers mostly has a shorter episode run compared to Sentai. More specific examples include:

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' to ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' is an odd case, as it adapts a Japanese live action show to into an American live action show. In this adaptation process many characters or concepts have a direct counterpart. However, some just lack a counterpart in Power Rangers, resulting in this trope. The most common victims of this trope in Power Rangers are multiple [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters Of The Week]], as Power Rangers mostly has a shorter episode run compared to Sentai. More specific examples include:



* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' experiences this is ''Film/PowerRangers2017'', as Bulk and Skull are written out, as are most of Rita's forces outside of Goldar and the Putties.

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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' experiences this is in ''Film/PowerRangers2017'', as Bulk and Skull are written out, as are most of Rita's forces outside of Goldar and the Putties.



* In the original BBC radio version of ''The Flight of the Conchords'', the optimistic New Zealanders trying to make it big in Britain have an even more optimistic CloudCuckoolander manager, played by Welsh character actor Rob Brydon. Sadly, the magnificent Brydon who did so much to make the radio series work is dropped completely from the TV adaptation.

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* In the original BBC radio version of ''The Flight of the Conchords'', the optimistic New Zealanders trying to make it big in Britain have an even more optimistic CloudCuckoolander manager, Rob Brydon played by Welsh character actor Rob Brydon. Sadly, the magnificent Brydon who did so much to make the radio series work narrator, but is dropped completely from the TV adaptation.

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* Western Animation
** ''AdaptedOut/{{The Adventures of Tintin|1991}}''


** [[GooGooGodlike Nebby]] hasn't made an appearance in the ''Sun/Moon'' series, despite its importance in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' since the game's start. Its respective role as Lillie's companion is filled by an Alolan Vulpix. May be a downplayed example as it could still be introduced later on. [[spoiler: Subverted at the end where he became part of the latest arc.]]


** [[GooGooGodlike Nebby]] hasn't made an appearance in the ''Sun/Moon'' series, despite its importance in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' since the game's start. Its respective role as Lillie's companion is filled by an Alolan Vulpix. May be a downplayed example as it could still be introduced later on.

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** [[GooGooGodlike Nebby]] hasn't made an appearance in the ''Sun/Moon'' series, despite its importance in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' since the game's start. Its respective role as Lillie's companion is filled by an Alolan Vulpix. May be a downplayed example as it could still be introduced later on. [[spoiler: Subverted at the end where he became part of the latest arc.]]


* The AlternateUniverse [[VideoGame/SerialExperimentsLain video game]] adaptation of ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' scraps most of rhe characters, such as Alice and Taro, and replaces them with a new cast.

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* The AlternateUniverse [[VideoGame/SerialExperimentsLain video game]] adaptation of ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' scraps most of rhe the characters, such as Alice and Taro, and replaces them with a new cast.



** The original 1902 stage version of ''Theatre/TheWizardOfOz'' removes the Wicked Witch of the West and Toto (who was replaced with a cow named Imogene).

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** The original 1902 stage version of ''Theatre/TheWizardOfOz'' ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' removes the Wicked Witch of the West and Toto (who was replaced with a cow named Imogene).



** The G4 toys have two adult alicorn, Princess Sterling and Princess Gold Lily. They've never been referenced in toy canon and aren't alive currently, if they ever were.

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** The G4 toys have two adult alicorn, Princess Sterling and Princess Gold Lily. They've never been referenced in toy cartoon canon and aren't alive currently, if they ever were.



*** Additionally, the female protagonist from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' doesn't appear in the anime; being the second one after [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hilda]] to subvert the "female character of the game being Ash's partner" trope.

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*** ** Additionally, the female protagonist from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' doesn't appear in the anime; being the second one after [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hilda]] to subvert the "female character of the game being Ash's partner" trope.trope. Instead, the [=NPC=] Lillie takes her place as Ash's partner.



** The Team Rocket Executives - Proton, Ariana, Petrel, and Archer - have never appeared, either in their original designs or remake designs, despite Team Rocket being such an important aspect of the anime. Unlike Red in the games, Ash has caused Team Rocket to disband and thus Neo Team Rocket never came to be.

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** The Team Rocket Executives - Proton, Ariana, Petrel, and Archer - have never appeared, either in their original designs or remake designs, despite Team Rocket being such an important aspect of the anime. Unlike Red in the games, Ash has not caused Team Rocket to disband and thus Neo Team Rocket never came to be. be.
** The games feature various cellphone-like items, such as the C-Gear, which are usually ignored in the anime. WordOfGod is that that they would make the plots easy to work around (ie, if the plot has character split up then all they'd have to do is call each other).



* The manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' completely omits the sub-plot of Epona getting stolen by Skull Kid, leaving no way for Romani and Cremia to appear in the story. The artist apologizes for this at the end of the book and makes it up by showing an illustration of the two.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'':
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The manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' completely omits the sub-plot of Epona getting stolen by Skull Kid, leaving no way for Romani and Cremia to appear in the story. The artist apologizes for this at the end of the book and makes it up by showing an illustration of the two.


** Kitty Pryde is also usually omitted (or [[DemotedToExtra regulated to NPC status]]) from most Marvel video games. This is understandable since it would be extremely tricky to create a challenge for her [[IntangibleMan intangibility]] power. Physical and (most) energy attacks pass right through her, and she never has to waste time finding a key for a locked door.

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** Kitty Pryde is also usually omitted (or [[DemotedToExtra regulated to NPC status]]) from most Marvel video games. This is understandable since it would be extremely tricky to create a challenge for her [[IntangibleMan intangibility]] {{intangibility}} power. Physical and (most) energy attacks pass right through her, and she never has to waste time finding a key for a locked door.


** In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'', based on "The Supergirl from Krypton", Bernadeth, a member of the Female Furies didn't appear, though in the comic, she spent the Furies' fight with Wonder Woman and Big Barda sitting on the sidelines with Granny Goodness. The [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]], [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]], Comicbook/TeenTitans, and [[Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]] were also omitted from the scene at the end when Superman introduces Kara as Supergirl.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'', based on "The Supergirl from Krypton", Bernadeth, a member of the Female Furies didn't appear, though in the comic, she spent the Furies' fight with Wonder Woman and Big Barda sitting on the sidelines with Granny Goodness. The [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]], Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]], Comicbook/TeenTitans, and [[Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]] were also omitted from the scene at the end when Superman introduces Kara as Supergirl.


** The Thenardiers and their children are hit with this often.

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** The Thenardiers and their children are hit with this often. The musical reduces the family to just three: the parents and Eponine. Gavroche is present but never explicitly said to be a Thenardier.
** Fantine's friends and lover pre-factory worker days are completely absent in the musical; the lover only gets a mention during "I Dreamed a Dream" to explain why Fantine has a child.

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*** Additionally, the female protagonist from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' doesn't appear in the anime; being the second one after [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hilda]] to subvert the "female character of the game being Ash's partner" trope.


* The '67 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967 Fantastic Four]]'' cartoon completely omitted Alicia Masters, despite doing adaptations of episodes she appeared in. Also, due to rights issues, Comicbook/AntMan did not appear in the show's adaptation of "The Micro-World of Doctor Doom."

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* The '67 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967 Fantastic Four]]'' cartoon completely omitted Alicia Masters, despite doing adaptations of episodes she appeared in. Also, due to rights issues, Comicbook/AntMan did not appear in the show's adaptation of "The Micro-World of Doctor Doom."" Those same rights issues also prevented [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]] from appearing, resulting in the creation of a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute named Prince Triton.


* The live action film version of ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters King of Fighters]]'' omitted the vast majority of the cast, in favor of focusing on Kyo, Iori, Mai, Terry, and Rugal.

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* ''Film/TheKingOfFighters'':
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The live action film version of ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters King of Fighters]]'' omitted the vast majority of the cast, in favor of mostly focusing on Kyo, Iori, Mai, Terry, and Rugal.Rugal.
** In the games, Rugal famously had a pair of henchwomen named Vice and Mature. Mature is present in ''The King of Fighters: Destiny'', while poor Vice is MIA.



* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' video games, Rugal famously had a pair of henchwomen named Vice and Mature. Mature is present in ''The King of Fighters: Destiny'', while poor Vice is MIA.


* The '67 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967 Fantastic Four]]'' cartoon completely omits Alicia Masters, despite doing adaptations of episodes she appeared in.

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* The '67 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967 Fantastic Four]]'' cartoon completely omits omitted Alicia Masters, despite doing adaptations of episodes she appeared in.in. Also, due to rights issues, Comicbook/AntMan did not appear in the show's adaptation of "The Micro-World of Doctor Doom."

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* Mitch's son Hobie is not present in the ''Film/{{Baywatch}}'' movie.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' video games, Rugal famously had a pair of henchwomen named Vice and Mature. Mature is present in ''The King of Fighters: Destiny'', while poor Vice is MIA.


* Several adaptations of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' omit Quincey Morris and/or Arthur Holmwood(the Creator/BBC's ''Count Dracula'' merged them into one character - Quincey Holmwood). Renfield was omitted from ''Film/HorrorOfDracula''.

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* Several adaptations of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' omit Quincey Morris and/or Arthur Holmwood(the Creator/BBC's ''Count Dracula'' merged them into one character - Quincey Holmwood). does this pretty often with adaptations omitting Arthur, Quincy, Seward, Renfield was omitted from ''Film/HorrorOfDracula''.and all or two of Dracula's brides in certain versions. In some cases, Johnathan might not even make it past the castle scene.


** The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Shadowcat and Rachel Summers. Their roles in the plot were instead given to Bishop and Forge, respectively, with Bishop's presence being justified by his popularity in the comics at the time. In fact, Rachel and Kitty were the only X-Men to never make ''any'' sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. Rachel's omittance can be excused by her complicated backstory. As for Kitty, in the episodes based on stories where she appeared in the comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.

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** The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Shadowcat Comicbook/KittyPryde and Rachel Summers. Their roles in the plot were instead given to Bishop and Forge, respectively, with Bishop's presence being justified by his popularity in the comics at the time. In fact, Rachel and Kitty were the only X-Men at the time to never make ''any'' sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. Rachel's omittance can be excused by her complicated backstory. As for Kitty, in the episodes based on stories where she appeared in the comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.



** Shadowcat is also the longest-serving X-Man to have never been a playable character in a video game. This is understandable since it would be extremely tricky to create a challenge for her [[IntangibleMan intangibility]] power. Physical and (most) energy attacks pass right through her, and she never has to waste time finding a key for a locked door.

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** Shadowcat Kitty Pryde is also the longest-serving X-Man usually omitted (or [[DemotedToExtra regulated to have never been a playable character in a NPC status]]) from most Marvel video game.games. This is understandable since it would be extremely tricky to create a challenge for her [[IntangibleMan intangibility]] power. Physical and (most) energy attacks pass right through her, and she never has to waste time finding a key for a locked door.


* The film adaptations of ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' have a few. ''The Lightning Thief'' left out several characters, and this notably includes [[spoiler: Ares and Kronos]], two major antagonists of the book and in the latter's case, the BigBad of the entire series. Other characters like Clarisse and Dionysus were also left out. The sequel makes Clarisse, Dionysus [[spoiler:and Kronos]] appear, but Circe got the shaft this time.

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* The film adaptations of ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' have a few. ''The Lightning Thief'' left out several characters, and this notably includes [[spoiler: Ares and Kronos]], two major antagonists of the book and in the latter's case, the BigBad of the entire series. Other characters like Clarisse and Dionysus were also left out. The sequel makes Clarisse, Dionysus [[spoiler:and Kronos]] appear, but Circe Circe, Tantalus and the Party Ponies got the shaft this time.


** Crime bosses Carmine Falcone and Sal Maroni were removed from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', with Rupert Throne taking over the former's role as Gotham's most powerful crime boss and the latter's role in Two-Face's origin.

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** Crime bosses Carmine Falcone and Sal Maroni were removed from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', with Rupert Throne Thorne taking over the former's role as Gotham's most powerful crime boss and the latter's role in Two-Face's origin.


* [[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1978 The 1978 cartoon adaptation]] of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' entirely dispensed with Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch, and substituted Herbie the Robot, due to The Human Torch's rights not being available as they had been negotiated separately and were with a different company. The reason was '''not''', as is often mentioned, due to worries that children might set themselves on fire trying to imitate the Torch.
* The '67 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967 Fantastic Four]]'' cartoon completely omits Alicia Masters, despite doing adaptations of episodes she appeared in.
* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' had [[spoiler:ComicBook/TheJoker as the killer of Bruce Wayne's parents, rather than Joe Chill, the man who shot them in the original comic books. The other crook may be Joe Chill himself, but isn't named within the film.]]
* ''Film/BatmanForever'' has [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Dick Grayson]]'s family murdered by Two-Face, rather than Tony Zucco. Much like with Jason Todd.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1978 The 1978 cartoon adaptation]] of ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'':
** Jason Todd,
the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' entirely dispensed with Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch, and substituted Herbie the Robot, due to The Human Torch's rights not being available as they had been negotiated separately and were with a different company. The reason second ComicBook/{{Robin}}, was '''not''', as is often mentioned, due to worries that children might set themselves on fire trying to imitate the Torch.
* The '67 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967 Fantastic Four]]'' cartoon
completely omits Alicia Masters, despite doing adaptations skipped over in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''. Though some argue that their version of episodes she Tim Drake is more a CompositeCharacter of Tim and Jason, both in origin and personality.
** Crime bosses Carmine Falcone and Sal Maroni were removed from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', with Rupert Throne taking over the former's role as Gotham's most powerful crime boss and the latter's role in Two-Face's origin.
** Hal Jordan was never a Franchise/GreenLantern, and his origin was instead given to Kyle Rayner. Hal and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} were also replaced by John Stewart and Hawkgirl as founding members of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', though Aquaman did make [[DemotedToExtra guest appearances from time to time]]. Hal was still implied to exist in the DCAU (Kyle Rayner's episode of ''Superman the Animated Series'' shows a plane with "Colonel Hal Jordan" written on it), and got to make a tiny cameo in a later episode of ''Justice League Unlimited'', where he briefly replaced John thanks to a TimeyWimeyBall.
** Guy Gardner, the Green Lantern before John, was omitted as well. A mugger who looked a ''lot'' like Guy [[MythologyGag did]] [[ContinuityCameo appear]] in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' that introduced Kyle and Sinestro, but that's it.
** Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash, also never
appeared in.
* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' had [[spoiler:ComicBook/TheJoker as the killer of Bruce Wayne's parents, rather than Joe Chill, the man who shot them
in the original comic books. DCAU, though his job as a forensic scientist was given to his nephew, Wally West, who is the Flash in the DCAU. That said, both a cop in the episode "The Brave and the Bold" and Wally's boss in "Flash and Substance" resemble Barry and in the latter episode, Wally also mentions an uncle who's flying in.
*
The other crook may be Joe Chill himself, but isn't named within adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ignored ComicBook/SpiderWoman and divvied up her role in the film.]]
* ''Film/BatmanForever'' has [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Dick Grayson]]'s family murdered by Two-Face, rather than Tony Zucco. Much like with Jason Todd.
plot between Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}} and Comicbook/BlackWidow. ComicBook/{{Elektra}} was also omitted in favor of Viper. Also, though understandable due to the franchise having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch were left out as well. It's only notable since ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, who joined the Avengers in the same issue as them, and ComicBook/BlackPanther, who came much later, ''were'' included as part of the team.



* [[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1978 The 1978 cartoon adaptation]] of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' entirely dispensed with Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch, and substituted Herbie the Robot, due to The Human Torch's rights not being available as they had been negotiated separately and were with a different company. The reason was '''not''', as is often mentioned, due to worries that children might set themselves on fire trying to imitate the Torch.
* The '67 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967 Fantastic Four]]'' cartoon completely omits Alicia Masters, despite doing adaptations of episodes she appeared in.
* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' had [[spoiler:ComicBook/TheJoker as the killer of Bruce Wayne's parents, rather than Joe Chill, the man who shot them in the original comic books. The other crook may be Joe Chill himself, but isn't named within the film.]]
* ''Film/BatmanForever'' has [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Dick Grayson]]'s family murdered by Two-Face, rather than Tony Zucco. Much like with Jason Todd.



* Franchise/{{DCAU}}:
** Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/{{Robin}}, was completely skipped over in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''. Though some argue that their version of Tim Drake is more a CompositeCharacter of Tim and Jason, both in origin and personality.
** Crime bosses Carmine Falcone and Sal Maroni were removed from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', with Rupert Throne taking over the former's role as Gotham's most powerful crime boss and the latter's role in Two-Face's origin.
** Hal Jordan was never a Franchise/GreenLantern, and his origin was instead given to Kyle Rayner. Hal and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} were also replaced by John Stewart and Hawkgirl as founding members of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', though Aquaman did make [[DemotedToExtra guest appearances from time to time]]. Hal was still implied to exist in the DCAU (Kyle Rayner's episode of ''Superman the Animated Series'' shows a plane with "Colonel Hal Jordan" written on it), and got to make a tiny cameo in a later episode of ''Justice League Unlimited'', where he briefly replaced John thanks to a TimeyWimeyBall.
** Guy Gardner, the Green Lantern before John, was omitted as well. A mugger who looked a ''lot'' like Guy [[MythologyGag did]] [[ContinuityCameo appear]] in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' that introduced Kyle and Sinestro, but that's it.
** Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash, also never appeared in the DCAU, though his job as a forensic scientist was given to his nephew, Wally West, who is the Flash in the DCAU. That said, both a cop in the episode "The Brave and the Bold" and Wally's boss in "Flash and Substance" resemble Barry and in the latter episode, Wally also mentions an uncle who's flying in.
* The adaptation of ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ignored ComicBook/SpiderWoman and divvied up her role in the plot between Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}} and Comicbook/BlackWidow. ComicBook/{{Elektra}} was also omitted in favor of Viper. Also, though understandable due to the franchise having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch were left out as well. It's only notable since ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, who joined the Avengers in the same issue as them, and ComicBook/BlackPanther, who came much later, ''were'' included as part of the team.


* Nozomi is absent from the anime adaptation of ''Manga/ElfenLied'', despite being the reason the story is called Elfen Lied in the first place.[[note]]It's a song she sings.[[/note]]

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* The AlternateUniverse [[VideoGame/SerialExperimentsLain video game]] adaptation of ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' scraps most of rhe characters, such as Alice and Taro, and replaces them with a new cast.


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** The G4 toys have two adult alicorn, Princess Sterling and Princess Gold Lily. They've never been referenced in toy canon and aren't alive currently, if they ever were.


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** The Team Rocket Executives - Proton, Ariana, Petrel, and Archer - have never appeared, either in their original designs or remake designs, despite Team Rocket being such an important aspect of the anime. Unlike Red in the games, Ash has caused Team Rocket to disband and thus Neo Team Rocket never came to be.


** [[GooGooGodlike Nebby]] hasn't made an appearance in the ''Sun/Moon'' series, despite its importance in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' since the game's start. Likewise, Gladion doesn't have [[ArtificialHuman Type: Null]]; their respective roles as Lillie's companion and Gladion's ace Pokémon are filled by an Alolan Vulpix and a Midnight Lycanroc respectively. May be a downplayed example as they could still be introduced later on.

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** [[GooGooGodlike Nebby]] hasn't made an appearance in the ''Sun/Moon'' series, despite its importance in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' since the game's start. Likewise, Gladion doesn't have [[ArtificialHuman Type: Null]]; their Its respective roles role as Lillie's companion and Gladion's ace Pokémon are is filled by an Alolan Vulpix and a Midnight Lycanroc respectively. Vulpix. May be a downplayed example as they it could still be introduced later on.


* Speedwagon, Jack the Ripper, Dire and Straizo were all removed from the movie adaptation of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'' (in the case of Speedwagon, he in particular was apparently encountered as a thug on Ogre Street as in the manga but doesn't show up anymore after that); the main problem is that Speedwagon and Straizo play important roles in Part 2, even before you mention the Speedwagon Foundation that supports the Joestar family all the way through Part 6.

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* Speedwagon, Jack the Ripper, Dire and Straizo were all removed from the movie adaptation of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'' (in the case of Speedwagon, he in particular was apparently encountered as a thug on Ogre Street as in the manga but doesn't show up anymore after that); the main problem is that Speedwagon and Straizo play important roles in Part 2, even before you mention the Speedwagon Foundation that supports the Joestar family all the way through Part 6. Making this more confusing, the movie ended with a teaser for an adaptation of Part 2 which featured Speedwagon and Straizo prominently.



* The anime adaptation of ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' ends just before Rin Kiryuin, [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Asahi]]'s [[KidFromTheFuture Grandkid from the Future]], joins the cast[[note]]In fact, it actually ends on the chapter where she first appears, but cuts out her brief (last page) cameo[[/note]], and the episodes that adapted manga chapters where she ''did'' appear simply handed her role over to other characters (primarily [[ClassRepresentative Nagisa Aizawa]]). Since Rin's timeline is a massive driving plotline for the rest of the series, any subsequent anime adaptations would have to ignore this one and start fresh.

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* The anime adaptation of ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' ends just before Rin Kiryuin, [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Asahi]]'s [[KidFromTheFuture Grandkid from the Future]], joins the cast[[note]]In fact, it actually ends on the chapter where she first appears, but cuts out her brief (last page) cameo[[/note]], and the episodes that adapted manga chapters where she ''did'' appear simply handed her role over to other characters (primarily [[ClassRepresentative Nagisa Aizawa]]). Since Rin's timeline is a massive driving plotline element for the rest of the series, any subsequent anime adaptations would have to ignore this one and start fresh.


* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is even more "loosely based" on its source, ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', than other Disney films. While Gerda, Kai, and the Snow Queen have counterparts in Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa, the Robber Girl and the mirror are missing. WordOfGod is that [[spoilers:Hans]] works as a counterpart to the mirror while Kristoff has [[CompositeCharacter elements]] of both Kai and the Robber Girl.
* In Nelvana's AnimatedAdaptation of RosemaryWells TimothyGoesToSchool book and "Yoko & Friends". Hazel from Hazel's Amazing Mother and Nora's sister we're both absent from the series even though Hazel was in the original 1998 "Yoko" book.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is even more "loosely based" on its source, ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', than other Disney films. While Gerda, Kai, and the Snow Queen have counterparts in Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa, the Robber Girl and the mirror are missing. WordOfGod is that [[spoilers:Hans]] [[spoiler:Hans]] works as a counterpart to the mirror while Kristoff has [[CompositeCharacter elements]] of both Kai and the Robber Girl.
* In Nelvana's AnimatedAdaptation of RosemaryWells TimothyGoesToSchool Creator/RosemaryWells' ''Literature/TimothyGoesToSchool'' book and "Yoko ''Yoko & Friends". Friends''. Hazel from Hazel's ''Hazel's Amazing Mother Mother'' and Nora's sister we're were both absent from the series even though Hazel was in the original 1998 "Yoko" ''Yoko'' book.


* An [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of this trope occurs in ''[[Fanfic/StarTrekMirror Star Trek: Mirror]]'', which adapts several characters cut from [[Film/StarTrek the reboot]]'' back in - Christine Chapel is a major character again, Janice Rand appears regularly [[spoiler:and even gets to play [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]]], and M'Benga gets a ContinuityCameo.

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* An [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of this trope occurs in ''[[Fanfic/StarTrekMirror Star Trek: Mirror]]'', which adapts several characters cut from [[Film/StarTrek the reboot]]'' reboot]] back in - Christine Chapel is a major character again, Janice Rand appears regularly [[spoiler:and even gets to play [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]]], become a one-woman example of TheCavalry]], Kyle the transporter chief is around in both universes, and M'Benga gets a ContinuityCameo.

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* An [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of this trope occurs in ''[[Fanfic/StarTrekMirror Star Trek: Mirror]]'', which adapts several characters cut from [[Film/StarTrek the reboot]]'' back in - Christine Chapel is a major character again, Janice Rand appears regularly [[spoiler:and even gets to play [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]]], and M'Benga gets a ContinuityCameo.


* Speedwagon, Jack the Ripper, Dire and Straizo were all removed from the movie adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'' (in the case of Speedwagon, he in particular was apparently encountered as a thug on Ogre Street as in the manga but doesn't show up anymore after that); the main problem is that Speedwagon and Straizo play important roles in Part 2, even before you mention the Speedwagon Foundation that supports the Joestar family all the way through Part 6.

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* Speedwagon, Jack the Ripper, Dire and Straizo were all removed from the movie adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'' ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'' (in the case of Speedwagon, he in particular was apparently encountered as a thug on Ogre Street as in the manga but doesn't show up anymore after that); the main problem is that Speedwagon and Straizo play important roles in Part 2, even before you mention the Speedwagon Foundation that supports the Joestar family all the way through Part 6.


* TheMusical of ''Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'' drops the "cowboy" classmate that Heather makes out with near the end of the film, and has Sandy reunite with her instead of hooking up with Michele.



* TheMusical of ''Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'' omits the "cowboy" classmate that Heather makes out with near the end of the film, and has Sandy reunite with her instead of hooking up with Michele.


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* TheMusical of ''FilmRomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'' ''Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'' omits the "cowboy" classmate that Heather makes out with near the end of the film, and has Sandy reunite with her instead of hooking up with Michele.

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* TheMusical of ''FilmRomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'' omits the "cowboy" classmate that Heather makes out with near the end of the film, and has Sandy reunite with her instead of hooking up with Michele.


** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role, and being close to Ralts[[/note]] and Hugh are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in Movie Cameos]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear a a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though this means he and Bianca are different ages.

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** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role, and being close to Ralts[[/note]] and Ralts[[/note]], Hugh and Hau are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in Movie Cameos]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear a a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though this means he and Bianca are different ages.

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** Zinnia from ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' hasn't made an appearance either.

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* The novel ''Comicbook/{{Thanos}}: Death Sentence'' opens with a BroadStrokes retelling of ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet''. While the overall roster of heroes who challenge Thanos is already different, the two most significant absences from the battle are Comicbook/AdamWarlock and Nebula, both of whom played key roles in the villain's downfall in the original story. Instead, it is Kronos, Thanos' own grandfather, who ultimately defeats him.


** Porgyon's evolutions never appeared in the anime, due to it being associated with [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the infamous episode that caused seizures]], even though [[CommonKnowledge it was actually Pikachu's fault in the scene]].
** [[GooGooGodlike Nebby]] hasn't made an appearance in the ''Sun/Moon'' series, despite its importance in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' since the game's start. Likewise, Gladion doesn't have [[ArtificialHuman Type: Null]]; their respective roles as Lillie's companion and Gladion's ace Pokémon are filled by an Alolan Vulpix and a Midnight Lycanroc respectively.

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** Porgyon's evolutions never appeared in the anime, due to it being associated with [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the infamous episode that caused seizures]], even though [[CommonKnowledge it was actually Pikachu's fault in the scene]].
scene]]. Their lone appearances have been brief cameos in some of the later movies.
** [[GooGooGodlike Nebby]] hasn't made an appearance in the ''Sun/Moon'' series, despite its importance in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' since the game's start. Likewise, Gladion doesn't have [[ArtificialHuman Type: Null]]; their respective roles as Lillie's companion and Gladion's ace Pokémon are filled by an Alolan Vulpix and a Midnight Lycanroc respectively. May be a downplayed example as they could still be introduced later on.


* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is even more "loosely based" on its source, ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', than other Disney films. While Gerda, Kai, and the Snow Queen have counterparts in Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa, the Robber Girl and the mirror are missing. WordOfGod is that [spoilers:Hans] works as a counterpart to the mirror while Kristoff has [[CompositeCharacter elements]] of both Kai and the Robber Girl.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is even more "loosely based" on its source, ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', than other Disney films. While Gerda, Kai, and the Snow Queen have counterparts in Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa, the Robber Girl and the mirror are missing. WordOfGod is that [spoilers:Hans] [[spoilers:Hans]] works as a counterpart to the mirror while Kristoff has [[CompositeCharacter elements]] of both Kai and the Robber Girl.


* Porgyon's evolutions never appeared in the anime, due to it being involved with [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the infamous episode that caused seizures]] even though it was actually [[CommonKnowledge Pikachu's fault in the scene.]]

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* ** Porgyon's evolutions never appeared in the anime, due to it being involved associated with [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the infamous episode that caused seizures]] seizures]], even though it was actually [[CommonKnowledge it was actually Pikachu's fault in the scene.]] scene]].
** [[GooGooGodlike Nebby]] hasn't made an appearance in the ''Sun/Moon'' series, despite its importance in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' since the game's start. Likewise, Gladion doesn't have [[ArtificialHuman Type: Null]]; their respective roles as Lillie's companion and Gladion's ace Pokémon are filled by an Alolan Vulpix and a Midnight Lycanroc respectively.


* The [[Film/TheLastAirbender film adaptation]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' ommited Suki, The Warriors of Kyoshi, Jet, and King Bumi.

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* The [[Film/TheLastAirbender film adaptation]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' ommited Suki, The Warriors of Kyoshi, Jet, was trying to condense a whole season into one film, so Jet and King Bumi.Bumi were left out. Suki and the Kyoshi warriors were ''going'' to appear, but their twenty minutes were cut; this also seems pretty {{Justified}} since Sokka already had a LoveInterest in Yue anyway.

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* '''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' makes an effort to distill the events of [[Literature/CaptainUnderpants the first four books]] into one movie, meaning Dr. Diaper and the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space had to go.


Related to ChuckCunninghamSyndrome, where a character vanishes without explanation from the original work. Compare DemotedToExtra, where the character does appear but in a much less important role. Contrast CanonForeigner. If a character is cut from an adaptation of an ongoing work but then turns out to be [[ChekhovsGunman extremely important later on]], this could result in an AdaptationInducedPlotHole.

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Related to ChuckCunninghamSyndrome, where a character vanishes without explanation from the original work. Compare DemotedToExtra, where the character does appear but in a much less important role. Contrast CanonForeigner.CanonForeigner, where an adaptation features a character who didn't exist in the original work. If a character is cut from an adaptation of an ongoing work but then turns out to be [[ChekhovsGunman extremely important later on]], this could result in an AdaptationInducedPlotHole.

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** In G1 all the princesses has pet baby dragons (also referred to as their assistants): Spike, Prickles, Spiny, Fiery, Smokey, Flash, and Sparks. Of the dragons only the original, Spike, appeared in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials'' or ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends''. The others did however appear prominently in the UK's ''ComicBook/MyLittlePony'' comics. The others have also [[WhateverHappenedToTheMouse dropped from the series]], with only Spike reappearing in G3 and G4.


* The ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' novelizations, supposedly being what Creator/YoshiyukiTomino wanted the series to be [[MerchandiseDriven before his sponsors got through with it]], has pretty much the entire original cast of characters, [[CanonForeigner and even a few new ones]], but pares the HumongousMecha roster down to the bare essentials. The Zeons only ever use the iconic Zaku and Dom mobile suits, and a few variants thereof, as well as the telepathically controlled non-humanoid mobile armors Brau Bro and Elmeth (which gets a limited production run unlike in the series) and the massive Big Zam (which does not.) The Federation gets off considerably easier, with only the rather silly looking Guntank being cut, but then they never had very many mobile suits in the original series to begin with. It also adds the G3 Gundam from the MSV series, but that's not much considering it's only a repaint of the original.

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* The ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' novelizations, supposedly being what written by Creator/YoshiyukiTomino wanted independent of the TV series to be (and free from [[MerchandiseDriven before his sponsors got through the toy companies' demands]]), does this not with it]], has pretty much the entire original cast of characters, [[CanonForeigner and even a few new ones]], characters but pares with the HumongousMecha roster instead, cutting both sides down to the bare essentials. The Zeons only ever Gone are all of Zeon's wacky one-off {{Super Prototype}}s; instead they just use the iconic Zaku II and Dom mobile suits, and a few variants thereof, Rick Dom, as well as the telepathically controlled non-humanoid mobile armors Brau Bro and Elmeth (which gets a limited production run unlike in the series) and the massive Big Zam (which does not.) not). This is partly due to the fact that the novel never once goes to Earth, meaning ground- and amphibious-use machines like the Gouf and Z'Gok have no place in the story. The Federation gets off considerably easier, with only the rather silly looking Guntank being cut, but then they never had very many mobile suits in the original series to begin with. It also adds the G3 Gundam from the MSV series, series as a MidSeasonUpgrade, but that's not much considering it's only a repaint of the original.original.
* The anime adaptation of ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' ends just before Rin Kiryuin, [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Asahi]]'s [[KidFromTheFuture Grandkid from the Future]], joins the cast[[note]]In fact, it actually ends on the chapter where she first appears, but cuts out her brief (last page) cameo[[/note]], and the episodes that adapted manga chapters where she ''did'' appear simply handed her role over to other characters (primarily [[ClassRepresentative Nagisa Aizawa]]). Since Rin's timeline is a massive driving plotline for the rest of the series, any subsequent anime adaptations would have to ignore this one and start fresh.

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** While many of the game's sub-plots are omitted for story reasons (unlike the game, the manga takes place throughout one three day cycle), the Kafei sidequest gets an entire chapter dedicated to it. This results in the Stone Tower Temple and Ikana Valley sequences, which were major to the plot, being resolved in one page (even Twinmold, the boss of the dungeon, is defeated only a few panels after it appears...and only one of them actually makes an appearance).


** Likewise, in ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'' and its sequels, Jason and [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim]] are never mentioned. WordOfGod confirms that in this universe the "Robin" title passed from [[ComicBook/Nightwing Dick]] directly to [[CreatorsPet Damian]].

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** Likewise, in ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'' and its sequels, Jason and [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim]] are never mentioned. WordOfGod confirms that in this universe the "Robin" title passed from [[ComicBook/Nightwing [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]] directly to [[CreatorsPet Damian]].


* In ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' a modern adaptation of ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' Christian, Frank Churchill's analogue is made gay instead of having a secret engagement, so the character of Jane Fairfax was rendered obsolete.

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* In ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', a modern adaptation of ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' Christian, ''Literature/{{Emma}}'', Frank Churchill's analogue Christian is made gay instead of having a secret engagement, so the character of Jane Fairfax was rendered obsolete.


* In ''Film/Clueless'' a modern adaptation of ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' Christian, Fank Churchill's analogue is made gay instead of having a secret engagement, so the character of Jane Fairfax was rendered obsolete.

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* In ''Film/Clueless'' ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' a modern adaptation of ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' Christian, Fank Frank Churchill's analogue is made gay instead of having a secret engagement, so the character of Jane Fairfax was rendered obsolete.


** Likewise, in ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'' and its sequels, Jason and Tim are never mentioned. WordOfGod confirms that in this universe the "Robin" title passed from Dick directly to Damian.

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** Likewise, in ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'' and its sequels, Jason and Tim [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim]] are never mentioned. WordOfGod confirms that in this universe the "Robin" title passed from Dick [[ComicBook/Nightwing Dick]] directly to Damian.[[CreatorsPet Damian]].



* Tim Drake, Onyx, and all mentions of [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] are cut from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''. This was likely due to [[ContinuityLockOut the characters and references not being familiar with anyone but existing comic book readers]]. Additionally, in making it a stand-alone feature, the original story's ties to ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' were omitted, including Deathstroke and Captain Nazi. The cause of [[spoiler: Jason's resurrection]] is likewise changed from Superboy-Prime to the more-familiar to Batlore ComicBook/RasAlGhul and the Lazarus Pit, and Gotham's police commissioner at the time, Michael Akins is replaced with the more traditional James Gordon.

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* [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake, Drake]], Onyx, and all mentions of [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] are cut from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''. This was likely due to [[ContinuityLockOut the characters Onyx and Stephanie and references not being familiar with anyone but existing comic book readers]]. Additionally, in making it a stand-alone feature, the original story's ties to ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' were omitted, including Deathstroke and Captain Nazi. The cause of [[spoiler: Jason's resurrection]] is likewise changed from Superboy-Prime to the more-familiar to Batlore ComicBook/RasAlGhul and the Lazarus Pit, and Gotham's police commissioner at the time, Michael Akins is replaced with the more traditional James Gordon.


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** Out of the founding members of ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'' ([[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim]], [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Conner]], and [[ComicBook/{{Impulse}} Bart]]) only ComicBook/{{Superboy}} appears in the first season of the show as it is much closer to a ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', adaptation taking elements of both series and combining them with an original story arc.

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* The ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' leaves out Rasputin and Bartok, going for a story closer to reality.

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** [[Anime/CrossAnge The Aurora]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'', most likely because the game already has too many battleships.


* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': The character of Mrs. Susan Sowerby is oddly absent from the 1993 film.

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* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': ''Film/{{The Secret Garden|1993}}'': The character of Mrs. Susan Sowerby Sowerby, who has a small but influential role in the novel, is oddly absent from the 1993 film.


* Early ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas and Friends]]'' episodes omitted many one shot or background characters used in ''TheRailwaySeries'' novels they were adapted from, with Thomas or some other recurring engine taking their place. Jinty and Pug are absent in episodes adapted from "The Eight Famous Engines" for example, while, due to lacking budget for a model of The Flying Scotsman, "Tender Engines" was loosely adapted from "Tenders For Henry", with only the engines' tenders being shown in a cameo.

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* Early ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas and Friends]]'' episodes omitted many one shot or background characters used in ''TheRailwaySeries'' ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' novels they were adapted from, with Thomas or some other recurring engine taking their place. Jinty and Pug are absent in episodes adapted from "The Eight Famous Engines" for example, while, due to lacking budget for a model of The Flying Scotsman, "Tender Engines" was loosely adapted from "Tenders For Henry", with only the engines' tenders being shown in a cameo.

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*** Speaking of the '90's animated cartoon, ''Enter the X-Men'', a Random House children's book adaptation of the "Night of the Sentinels" two-part pilot, inexplicably leaves out the second half of Part 2, leaving the story on a rather DownerEnding.


* As an adaptation of a [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire book series]] with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has a fair number of [[CompositeCharacter Composite Characters]] as well as a fair number of minor characters who have been adapted out completely.
** The most notable example is Jeyne Westerling who has been removed in favor of CanonForeigner Talisa Maegyr - the Westerlings are still mentioned, but have no story significance unlike the books.
** Comments by one of the actors suggest that the character Lady Stoneheart may not be appearing in the TV series either, though it's too early to be sure.
** The Brave Companions are another example. Jaqen, Rorge, and Biter join the Lannister army instead. Their roles after they go over to Roose Bolton are replaced by a group of Bolton men-at-arms led by Locke, Bolton's Dragon.
** Willas and Garlan Tyrell's roles have been delegated to either Loras or Margaery.
** Stannis' main supporters in House Florent (minus his wife) do not appear.
** Cersei's Hired Swords, the brothers Kettleblack, and Barristan Selmy's traveling companion Strong Belwas are not in the TV series.
** Victarion Greyjoy is absent from the Greyjoy plot; his brothers Aeron and Euron, however, finally appear in season six.
** Aegon VI Targaryen, Jon Connington and their plot are omitted from the series, and is Jorah Mormont that is infected by greyscale instead of Connington.
** Arianne Martell and Quentyn Martell do not exist in the TV series, along with their plot.
** For the sake of brevity, Daenerys' grandfather King Jaeherys II is omitted from the show canon along with his sister Rhaelle, who is King Robert's paternal grandmother in the books. Robert and Daenerys are second cousins in the books.
** Tywin has four younger siblings (Kevan, Tygett, Genna, and Gerion) in the books, each with families of their own, but only Kevan and his eldest son Lancel make it into the show. In particular, Genna's son Cleos Frey is replaced by CanonForeigner Alton Lannister, Kevan's younger sons Willem and Martyn are made into distant cousins, Tygett's ChekhovMIA son Tyrek is adapted out, and changes to Jaime's storyline mean he hasn't met his aunt Genna or his maternal cousin Daven Lannister yet.
** Robert's acknowledged bastards Mya Stone (a porter at the Eyrie who befriends Sansa) and Edric Storm (whose role in Stannis' storyline is filled by Gendry).
** Davos actually has seven sons in the books: the four eldest die in battle, the fifth serves as Stannis' squire, and the two youngest remain at home with their mother. The show has only one: Matthos.
** Aside from an AllThereInTheManual cameo and an offhand mention, Sansa's best friend Jeyne Poole does not appear in the series and her key role as Ramsay's bride is given to Sansa instead.
** Daenerys' Meereenese courtiers Reznak, Skahaz, and the Green Grace. Her city watch, the Brazen Beasts, don't make an appearance either.
** Mance Rayder's inner circle is pared down to just Tormund and a couple extras, eliminating his pregnant wife Dalla (and consequently their son), his sister-in-law Val "the Wilding Princess", and others like Jarl, Harma Dogshead, Varamyr Sixskins, and the Weeper.
** Cersei's confidante, Taena of Myr, and her new councillors Harys Swyft, Aurane Waters, Orton Merryweather, and Gyles Rosby, who are all involved in her Regency Arc.
** The Humanoid Abomination known as Coldhands, who features prominently in both Sam and Bran's stories, doesn't appear until Season Six, when he is revealed to be Benjen Stark, although his true identity in the books is not yet known.
** Many northern bannerman such as the morbidly obese Wyman Manderly, the vengeful Barbrey Dustin, the twisted Arnolf Karstark, the Umber brothers Crowfood and Whoresbane, Alysanne "the She-Bear" Mormont, and the mountain clansmen of Liddle, Norrey, and Wull. Wyman Manderly finally appears in Season Six, although he's not quite as obese as his literary counterpart.
** Shireen's lack-wit MonsterClown Patchface, who speaks accurate prophesies and even unnerves Melisandre.
** Donal Noye's important roles are divided between Tyrion, Alliser Thorne, and Grenn.
** The majority of characters in Tyrion's journey through Essos are cut, including Illyrio Mopatis, the new POV character Griff and his son, the officers of the Golden Company, the red priest Moqorro, the dwarf tumbler Penny, and the mercenary Brown Ben Plumm.
** Theon's mute squire Wex Pyke, who becomes a ChekhovsGunman with valuable information on Rickon's whereabouts in the books.
** The Ghost of High Heart and her wide-ranging prophecies and references to the past are omitted. The closest we get is a vague "darkness in you" prophecy from Melisandre to Arya.
** Abel the Bard and his washerwomen are omitted from Winterfell in Season 5, leaving Sansa and Theon to make an impromptu escape instead.
** Harrold Hardyng is very unlikely to appear in the show since the Vale arc seems to have been mostly skipped.
** The show makes no mention at all of Sarella Sand, the insatiably curious fourth daughter of Oberyn Martell, who is mentioned regularly in the books even though her on-stage appearance is still slightly ambiguous.
** The show's Brotherhood Without Banners does not include The Bard Tom o' Sevens or the former Stark guardsmen Harwin. TheBigGuy Lem Lemoncloak finally appears in Season 6.
** Due to there being a ''lot'' of Freys, many of the ones with noticeable roles in the books are cut out.


* In two manga adaptations of the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]] games, different characters hqave been cut out:

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** Speaking of ''The Infinity Gauntlet'', the show's adaptation of that storyline ''drastically'' reduces the number of heroes involved. In the comics, around 20 heroes ([[TokenEvilTeammate and]] DoctorDoom) united to fight Thanos, while in the TV show, it's just the eight principle Avengers.

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** Speaking of ''The Infinity Gauntlet'', the show's adaptation of that storyline ''drastically'' reduces the number of heroes involved. In the comics, around 20 heroes ([[TokenEvilTeammate and]] DoctorDoom) ComicBook/DoctorDoom) united to fight Thanos, while in the TV show, it's just the eight principle Avengers.


** The original 1902 stage version of ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'' removes the Wicked Witch and Toto (who was replaced with a cow named Muriel).

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** The original 1902 stage version of ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'' ''Theatre/TheWizardOfOz'' removes the Wicked Witch of the West and Toto (who was replaced with a cow named Muriel).Imogene).


** Oroku Nagi, older brother of the Shredder, never appeared outside of the original ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' comics, where he was a prominent part of his brother's origin. His role in the Hamato Yoshi/Tang Shen love triangle was replaced either by [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 original character Yukio Mashimi]] or [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the Shredder himself]]. Also in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the 2003 series]] the episode "Time Travails" in the original comics guest starred ComicBook/CerberusTheAardrvark. He wasn't included in the cartoon story obviously, although a normal aardvark wearing a mask makes a brief appearance as a reference to him.

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** Oroku Nagi, older brother of the Shredder, never appeared outside of the original ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' comics, where he was a prominent part of his brother's origin. His role in the Hamato Yoshi/Tang Shen love triangle was replaced either by [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 original character Yukio Mashimi]] or [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the Shredder himself]]. Also in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the 2003 series]] the episode "Time Travails" in the original comics guest starred ComicBook/CerberusTheAardrvark.ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark. He wasn't included in the cartoon story obviously, although a normal aardvark wearing a mask makes a brief appearance as a reference to him.


* Oroku Nagi, older brother of the Shredder, never appeared outside of the original ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' comics, where he was a prominent part of his brother's origin. His role in the Hamato Yoshi/Tang Shen love triangle was replaced either by [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 original character Yukio Mashimi]] or [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the Shredder himself]]. Also in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the 2003 series]] the episode "Time Travails" in the original comics guest starred ComicBook/CerberusTheAardrvark. He wasn't included in the cartoon story obviously, although a normal aardvark wearing a mask makes a brief appearance as a reference to him.

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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
** In [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014 the 2014 live-action film]], Hamato Yoshi is nowhere to be seen, with Splinter a mutated rat (not Yoshi himself) who learned ninjitsu from reading books on it.
**
Oroku Nagi, older brother of the Shredder, never appeared outside of the original ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' comics, where he was a prominent part of his brother's origin. His role in the Hamato Yoshi/Tang Shen love triangle was replaced either by [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 original character Yukio Mashimi]] or [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the Shredder himself]]. Also in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the 2003 series]] the episode "Time Travails" in the original comics guest starred ComicBook/CerberusTheAardrvark. He wasn't included in the cartoon story obviously, although a normal aardvark wearing a mask makes a brief appearance as a reference to him.



* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
** In [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014 the 2014 live-action film]], Hamato Yoshi is nowhere to be seen, with Splinter a mutated rat (not Yoshi himself) who learned ninjitsu from reading books on it.
** The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 animated series]] cuts out Oroku Saki, instead reimagining the Shredder as a robotically enhanced Utrom warrior named Ch'rell, who merely adopts the alias "Oroku Saki" while posing as a human.
** So far, ''every'' adaptation of [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage the original comics]] has omitted Oroku Saki's older brother Oroku Nagi, who was Hamato Yoshi's original nemesis and rival before he met Saki. In the comics, Yoshi and Saki only became enemies after Yoshi killed Nagi to protect his beloved Tang Shen, leading Saki to declare a vendetta against him; in most adaptations, Saki is the one who kills Shen, and he and Yoshi are enemies from the get-go.

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** The 1933 animated short ''The Wizard of Oz'' by Van Beuren Studios leaves out every character except Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Wizard and is largely an InNameOnly adaptation.


* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' removed the Soul Gem from its version of the Infinity Gauntlet. Likewise, despite adapting the initial arc of ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', Jolt, the TokenGoodTeammate, is absent. However, as noted above, Igor Drenkov is actually acknowledged, averting this with him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''
** The series
removed the Soul Gem from its version of the Infinity Gauntlet. Additionally, despite the heavy presence of Comicbook/{{Thanos}} in the second season, Mistress Death never appears. This causes problems in the show's adaptation of ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'', since instead of {{Nerf}}ing himself to to impress Death, now Thanos does it out of vanity or [[TooDumbToLive sheer stupidity]].
** Speaking of ''The Infinity Gauntlet'', the show's adaptation of that storyline ''drastically'' reduces the number of heroes involved. In the comics, around 20 heroes ([[TokenEvilTeammate and]] DoctorDoom) united to fight Thanos, while in the TV show, it's just the eight principle Avengers.
** The same thing can be said for the ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' adaptation in Season 3. In the comics, the conflict was fought by ''dozens'' of heroes, while in the show, the number of combatants is around 14.
**
Likewise, despite adapting the initial arc of ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', Jolt, the TokenGoodTeammate, is absent. However, as noted above, Igor Drenkov is actually acknowledged, averting this with him.

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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' experiences this is ''Film/PowerRangers2017'', as Bulk and Skull are written out, as are most of Rita's forces outside of Goldar and the Putties.


** In the 1994 ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie, just about every single character from ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Super Street Fighter II]]'' appears, with one exception. Cammy, T. Hawk and Dee Jay all appear, but the fourth New Challenger, Fei Long, does not, and is instead replaced with a CanonForeigner / SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute named Captain Sawada. Several reasons for Fei Long's absence were given, among them being the creators considering him "too generic," worries he'd seem too redundant given the inclusion of Ryu and Ken, and the possibility of having to pay royalties to the estate of Creator/BruceLee.

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** In the The 1994 ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie, movie includes just about every single character from ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Super Street Fighter II]]'' appears, II]]'', with one major exception. Cammy, T. Hawk and Dee Jay all appear, but the fourth New Challenger, Fei Long, does not, and is instead replaced with a CanonForeigner / SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute named Captain Sawada. Several reasons for Fei Long's absence were given, among them being the creators considering him "too generic," worries he'd seem too redundant given the inclusion of Ryu and Ken, and the possibility of having to pay royalties to the estate of Creator/BruceLee.


** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIIV'' has almost the entire cast of ''Super Street Fighter II'', with the only ones missing being Dee Jay, T. Hawk and Blanka. They ''were'' originally going to appear, but plans for the show changed after its episode order was CutShort.

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** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIIV'' has almost the entire cast of ''Super Street Fighter II'', with the only ones missing being Dee Jay, T. Hawk Hawk, E. Honda and Blanka. They ''were'' originally going to appear, but plans for the show changed after its episode order was CutShort.


* In the 1994 movie ''Film/StreetFighter'', just about every single character from ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Super Street Fighter II]]'' appears in the movie, with one exception. The New Challengers Cammy, T. Hawk and Dee Jay appear but the fourth New Challenger Fei Long does not. While it has a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute in the character of Captain Sawada, there were several reasons why, among them being the producers felt the character was "too generic", the idea of his character not fitting the movie's theme, the idea of him making Ken and Ryu seem redundant and the royalties they would have to pay to Bruce Lee's estate.

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* Mr. Karate, Lee, and Mickey do not appear in the ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' TV special, which loosely retells the events of the first game. Because of Mr. Karate's absence, the final battle is instead fought against Mr. Big and King.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'':
**
In the 1994 movie ''Film/StreetFighter'', ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie, just about every single character from ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Super Street Fighter II]]'' appears in the movie, appears, with one exception. The New Challengers Cammy, T. Hawk and Dee Jay appear all appear, but the fourth New Challenger Challenger, Fei Long Long, does not. While it has not, and is instead replaced with a CanonForeigner / SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute in the character of named Captain Sawada, there were several Sawada. Several reasons why, for Fei Long's absence were given, among them being the producers felt the character was creators considering him "too generic", the idea of his character not fitting the movie's theme, the idea of him making Ken and Ryu generic," worries he'd seem too redundant given the inclusion of Ryu and Ken, and the possibility of having to pay royalties they would have to pay the estate of Creator/BruceLee.
** Guile's wife Julia and daughter Amy do not appear in the Saturday morning ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' cartoon, and instead, he's in a LoveTriangle with Cammy and a CanonForeigner named Cindy. Ken's fiancée Eliza doesn't show up either.
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIIV'' has almost the entire cast of ''Super Street Fighter II'', with the only ones missing being Dee Jay, T. Hawk and Blanka. They ''were'' originally going
to Bruce Lee's estate.appear, but plans for the show changed after its episode order was CutShort.


** ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' has two mecha that did not make it into ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', which are Datas Hyper and Mystic Brothers. Strangely enough, the Power Ranger version does footage featuring a Megazord combination featuring Datas Hyper, which magically appears as a backpack whenever the combination is used.

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** ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' has two three mecha and 1 ranger that did not make it into ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', which are Datas Hyper Hyper, Exotic Brothers[[note]]who only appeared in one episode, and said episode was not adapted[[/note]] Mystic Brothers. Brothers, and Gosei Green[[note]]Although in Green's case, this was due to the fact that he was [[spoiler: a PosthumousCharacter, whose appearances were limited to flashbacks]][[/note]]. Strangely enough, the Power Ranger version does footage featuring a Megazord combination featuring Datas Hyper, which magically appears as a backpack whenever the combination is used.used


*** Rachel Summers and Franklin Richards are not present in the bad future, since Rachel's parents were killed before conceiving her and Franklin is tied to the Fantastic Four and thus would require too much explanation. Movie Kitty meanwhile, as a character from the first three X-Men films, is too young to have lived in the 1970's (in which the "past" part of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' is set), which means her future self could not be sent back in time to the body of her non-existent 1970's self. Giving her Rachel's powers as some sort of secondary mutation was the ''least'' problematic solution.

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*** Rachel Summers and Franklin Richards are not present in the bad future, since Rachel's parents were killed before conceiving her and Franklin is tied to the Fantastic Four and thus would require too much explanation. Movie Kitty meanwhile, as a character from the first three X-Men films, is too young to have lived in the 1970's (in which the "past" part of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' is set), which means her future self could not be sent back in time to the body of her non-existent 1970's self. Giving her Rachel's powers to Future Kitty as some sort of secondary mutation was the ''least'' problematic solution.


** ''Film/X2XmenUnited'' is loosely based on the graphic novel ''ComicBook/GodLovesManKills.'' In the book, Stryker's [[TheDragon second-in-command]] is a mercenary named Anne. The movie omits her in favor of making Lady Deathstrike his number one henchwoman.

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** ''Film/X2XmenUnited'' ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' is loosely based on the graphic novel ''ComicBook/GodLovesManKills.'' In the book, Stryker's [[TheDragon second-in-command]] is a mercenary named Anne. The movie omits her in favor of making Lady Deathstrike his number one henchwoman.


** ''Film/X2XmenUnited'' is loosely based on the graphic novel ''ComicBook/XMenGodLovesManKills.'' In the book, Stryker's [[TheDragon second-in-command]] is a mercenary named Anne. The movie omits her in favor of making Lady Deathstrike his number one henchwoman.

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** ''Film/X2XmenUnited'' is loosely based on the graphic novel ''ComicBook/XMenGodLovesManKills.''ComicBook/GodLovesManKills.'' In the book, Stryker's [[TheDragon second-in-command]] is a mercenary named Anne. The movie omits her in favor of making Lady Deathstrike his number one henchwoman.


** The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Shadowcat and Rachel Summers. Their role in the plot was instead given to Bishop, likely due to his popularity in the comics at the time. These two were also the only X-Men to never make any sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. Rachel's omittance can be excused by her complicated backstory. As for Kitty, in the episodes based on stories where she appeared in the comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.
** Shadowcat is also the longest-serving X-Man to have never been a playable character in a video game, since it would be extremely tricky to create a challenge for her [[IntangibleMan intangibility]] power. Physical and (most) energy attacks pass right through her, and she never has to waste time finding a key for a locked door.
** While they added a lot of characters in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' (in the original story, only Magneto, Storm, Colossus, Kitty, and Wolverine survived while Beast and Magneto's younger self were not involved in the story), at the same time a lot of characters were removed from the original story:
*** Rachel Grey and Franklin Richards are not present in the bad future, partly because Rachel's parents were dead and Franklin is tied to the Fantastic Four and thus would require too much explanation to include them; movie Kitty meanwhile, as a character from the first three X-Men films, is too young to have lived in the 1970s (in which the "past" part of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' is set), which means her future self could not be sent back in time to the body of her (non-existent) 1970s self.
*** The film has Wolverine work with Beast and Xavier rather than the group of X-Men who worked with Kitty in the comic version (Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Angel and Nightcrawler), and Mystique had her own Brotherhood of mutants helping her, none of whom who appear in the film. At least one of these, Pyro, is justified by bei
ng tied into the original films' timeline and so isn't born at this point, as was the X-Men team involved.
*** In the comics, the X-Men had to save presidential hopeful Senator Kelly, Professor X and Moira [=MacTaggert=] from being assassinated by the Brotherhood. This is replaced by a very different plot the movie version, and Kelly and [=MacTaggert=] do not appear at all. The Senate Committee at which the assassination attempt took place in the comic version had already been used as the model for the hearing with Kelly, Professor Xavier and Jean Grey (standing in for Moira [=MacTaggert=]) in ''Film/XMen1'', the very first film of the movie franchise, so there's another good reason they did not want to use that part again.

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** The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Shadowcat and Rachel Summers. Their role roles in the plot was were instead given to Bishop, likely due to Bishop and Forge, respectively, with Bishop's presence being justified by his popularity in the comics at the time. These two In fact, Rachel and Kitty were also the only X-Men to never make any ''any'' sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. Rachel's omittance can be excused by her complicated backstory. As for Kitty, in the episodes based on stories where she appeared in the comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.
** Shadowcat is also the longest-serving X-Man to have never been a playable character in a video game, game. This is understandable since it would be extremely tricky to create a challenge for her [[IntangibleMan intangibility]] power. Physical and (most) energy attacks pass right through her, and she never has to waste time finding a key for a locked door.
** ''Film/X2XmenUnited'' is loosely based on the graphic novel ''ComicBook/XMenGodLovesManKills.'' In the book, Stryker's [[TheDragon second-in-command]] is a mercenary named Anne. The movie omits her in favor of making Lady Deathstrike his number one henchwoman.
** While they added a lot of characters in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' (in the original story, story's future, only Magneto, Storm, Colossus, Kitty, and Wolverine survived while Beast and Magneto's younger self were not involved in the story), at the same time a lot of characters were removed from the original story:
removed:
*** Rachel Grey Summers and Franklin Richards are not present in the bad future, partly because since Rachel's parents were dead killed before conceiving her and Franklin is tied to the Fantastic Four and thus would require too much explanation to include them; movie explanation. Movie Kitty meanwhile, as a character from the first three X-Men films, is too young to have lived in the 1970s 1970's (in which the "past" part of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' is set), which means her future self could not be sent back in time to the body of her (non-existent) 1970s self.
non-existent 1970's self. Giving her Rachel's powers as some sort of secondary mutation was the ''least'' problematic solution.
*** The film has Wolverine work with Beast and Xavier rather than the group of X-Men who worked with Kitty in In the comic version (Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Angel and Nightcrawler), and Mystique had her own storyline, the present-day X-Men fight against the new Brotherhood of mutants helping her, none of whom who appear in the film. At least one of these, Evil Mutants: Mystique, Destiny, The Blob, Pyro, is and Avalanche. In the movie, Mystique works alone. The only justified by bei
ng tied
absence is Pyro, who in the movies is a classmate of Kitty's and thus wouldn't have been born yet in the 1970's.
** In adapting Proteus
into the original films' timeline a CompositeCharacter for ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Gabrielle Haller (Legion's mother) and so isn't born at this point, as was the X-Men team involved.
*** In the comics, the X-Men had to save presidential hopeful Senator Kelly,
Joseph [=MacTaggert=] (Proteus's father) were written out with Professor X Xavier and Moira [=MacTaggert=] from being assassinated by having the Brotherhood. This is replaced by a very different plot the movie version, and Kelly and [=MacTaggert=] do not appear at all. The Senate Committee at which the assassination attempt took place in the comic version had already been used as the model for the hearing child together, rather than them having sons with Kelly, Professor Xavier and Jean Grey (standing in for Moira [=MacTaggert=]) in ''Film/XMen1'', the very first film of the movie franchise, so there's another good reason they did not want to use that part again.separate people.



** In adapting Proteus into a CompositeCharacter for ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Gabrielle Haller (Legion's mother) and Joseph [=MacTaggert=] (Proteus's father) were written out with Professor Xavier and Moira [=MacTaggert=] having the child together, rather than them having sons with separate people.


* Logan's childhood friend Rose was omitted from his back story in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', and much of her role in the plot was given to Sabretooth. As was Dog, Logan's half-brother.



* In the X-Men comic books:
** Magneto had an infant daughter named Anya, whose death was a major contributing factor to his fall from grace. Another important factor was that while working for the C.I.A. as a Nazi hunter in South America, he captured a Nazi war criminal the C.I.A. wanted to use for its own ends and brought him to justice; to punish him the C.I.A. killed Isabelle, Magneto's personal physician and LoveInterest. Neither Anya nor Isabelle, nor Anya's mother, Magda, appear in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', which instead presents a missile attack from the U.S. and Soviet navies as the final reason Magneto turns to villainy. However, Magda in the comics is also the mother of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and since Quicksilver appears in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' with his family, it appears that Magda has some sort of counterpart in the movie universe and now one may speculate if Anya also existed there. The war criminal, however, is rights issues, as it was ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} member Baron Strucker, and his rights are with Marvel Studios. Strangely, Magda and Anya (renamed "Nina") do finally appear in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', but only decades ''after'' Magneto's villainous origin story.

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* In the X-Men comic books:
*ComicBook/XMen:
** Magneto had an infant daughter named Anya, whose death was a major contributing factor to his fall from grace. Another important factor was that while working for the C.I.A. as a Nazi hunter in South America, he captured a Nazi war criminal the C.I.A. wanted to use for its own ends and brought him to justice; to punish him the C.I.A. killed Isabelle, Magneto's personal physician and LoveInterest. Neither Anya nor Isabelle, nor Anya's mother, Magda, appear in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', which instead presents a missile attack The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the U.S. ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Shadowcat and Soviet navies as Rachel Summers. Their role in the final reason Magneto turns plot was instead given to villainy. However, Magda Bishop, likely due to his popularity in the comics at the time. These two were also the only X-Men to never make any sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. Rachel's omittance can be excused by her complicated backstory. As for Kitty, in the episodes based on stories where she appeared in the comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.
** Shadowcat
is also the mother of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and longest-serving X-Man to have never been a playable character in a video game, since Quicksilver appears it would be extremely tricky to create a challenge for her [[IntangibleMan intangibility]] power. Physical and (most) energy attacks pass right through her, and she never has to waste time finding a key for a locked door.
** While they added a lot of characters
in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' with his family, it appears that Magda has some sort of counterpart in (in the movie universe and now one may speculate if Anya also existed there. The war criminal, however, is rights issues, as it was ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} member Baron Strucker, and his rights are with Marvel Studios. Strangely, Magda and Anya (renamed "Nina") do finally appear in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', but original story, only decades ''after'' Magneto, Storm, Colossus, Kitty, and Wolverine survived while Beast and Magneto's villainous origin story.younger self were not involved in the story), at the same time a lot of characters were removed from the original story:
*** Rachel Grey and Franklin Richards are not present in the bad future, partly because Rachel's parents were dead and Franklin is tied to the Fantastic Four and thus would require too much explanation to include them; movie Kitty meanwhile, as a character from the first three X-Men films, is too young to have lived in the 1970s (in which the "past" part of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' is set), which means her future self could not be sent back in time to the body of her (non-existent) 1970s self.
*** The film has Wolverine work with Beast and Xavier rather than the group of X-Men who worked with Kitty in the comic version (Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Angel and Nightcrawler), and Mystique had her own Brotherhood of mutants helping her, none of whom who appear in the film. At least one of these, Pyro, is justified by bei
ng tied into the original films' timeline and so isn't born at this point, as was the X-Men team involved.
*** In the comics, the X-Men had to save presidential hopeful Senator Kelly, Professor X and Moira [=MacTaggert=] from being assassinated by the Brotherhood. This is replaced by a very different plot the movie version, and Kelly and [=MacTaggert=] do not appear at all. The Senate Committee at which the assassination attempt took place in the comic version had already been used as the model for the hearing with Kelly, Professor Xavier and Jean Grey (standing in for Moira [=MacTaggert=]) in ''Film/XMen1'', the very first film of the movie franchise, so there's another good reason they did not want to use that part again.



** Logan's half-brother Dog and childhood friend Rose were omitted from his back story in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', and their roles in the plot were given to Sabretooth.
** In adapting Proteus into a CompositeCharacter for ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Gabrielle Haller (Legion's mother) and Joseph [=MacTaggert=] (Proteus's father) were written out with Professor Xavier and Moira [=MacTaggert=] having the child together, rather than them having sons with separate people.



* The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Kitty Pryde. Her pivotal role in the plot was instead given to Bishop, likely due to his popularity in the comics at the time. In fact, Kitty Pryde was the only major member of the X-Men to never make any sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. In episodes loosely based off stories she appeared in back in the original comics, her role would usually be given to Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.
* While they added a lot of characters in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' (in the original story, only Magneto, Storm, Colossus, Kitty, and Wolverine survived while Beast and Magneto's younger self were not involved in the story), at the same time a lot of characters were removed from the original story.
** Rachel Grey and Franklin Richards are not present in the bad future, partly because Rachel's parents were dead and Franklin is tied to the Fantastic Four and thus would require too much explanation to include them; movie Kitty meanwhile, as a character from the first three X-Men films, is too young to have lived in the 1970s (in which the "past" part of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' is set), which means her future self could not be sent back in time to the body of her (non-existent) 1970s self.
** The film has Wolverine work with Beast and Xavier rather than the group of X-Men who worked with Kitty in the comic version (Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Angel and Nightcrawler), and Mystique had her own Brotherhood of mutants helping her, none of whom who appear in the film. At least one of these, Pyro, is justified by being tied into the original films' timeline and so isn't born at this point, as was the X-Men team involved.
** In the comics, the X-Men had to save presidential hopeful Senator Kelly, Professor X and Moira [=MacTaggert=] from being assassinated by the Brotherhood. This is replaced by a very different plot the movie version, and Kelly and [=MacTaggert=] do not appear at all. The Senate Committee at which the assassination attempt took place in the comic version had already been used as the model for the hearing with Kelly, Professor Xavier and Jean Grey (standing in for Moira [=MacTaggert=]) in ''Film/XMen1'', the very first film of the movie franchise, so there's another good reason they did not want to use that part again.



* In adapting Proteus into a CompositeCharacter for ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Gabrielle Haller (Legion's mother) and Joseph [=MacTaggert=] (Proteus's father) were written out with Professor Xavier and Moira [=MacTaggert=] having the child together, rather than them having sons with separate people.



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** ''Theatre/TheWiz'' left out the Wicked Witch of the West's bees and wolves, and everyone Dorothy and her friends encountered on their way to Glinda's palace (Glinda saves Dorothy the trouble of walking there by meeting her in the Emerald City). Zig-zagged for the crows, who didn't appear in the Broadway version, but did make it into the [[Film/TheWiz the movie]] and Creator/{{NBC}}'s production. Additionally, the Mice Squad hasn't survived either of the screen adaptations, which also represent the Yellow Brick Road as an actual road instead of the play's four men with brick-patterned suits. Plus, NBC's production neither shows nor name-drops Uncle Henry.

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** ''Theatre/TheWiz'' left out the Wicked Witch of the West's bees and wolves, and everyone Dorothy and her friends encountered on their way to Glinda's palace (Glinda saves Dorothy the trouble of walking there by meeting her in the Emerald City). Zig-zagged for the crows, who didn't appear in the Broadway version, but did make it into the [[Film/TheWiz the movie]] and Creator/{{NBC}}'s production. Additionally, the Mice Squad hasn't survived either of the screen adaptations, which also represent the Yellow Brick Road as an actual road instead of the play's four men with brick-patterned suits. Plus, NBC's production neither shows nor name-drops Uncle Henry.

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** ''Theatre/TheWiz'' left out the Wicked Witch of the West's bees and wolves, and everyone Dorothy and her friends encountered on their way to Glinda's palace (Glinda saves Dorothy the trouble of walking there by meeting her in the Emerald City). Zig-zagged for the crows, who didn't appear in the Broadway version, but did make it into the [[Film/TheWiz the movie]] and Creator/{{NBC}}'s production. Additionally, the Mice Squad hasn't survived either of the screen adaptations, which also represent the Yellow Brick Road as an actual road instead of the play's four men with brick-patterned suits. Plus, NBC's production neither shows nor name-drops Uncle Henry.


* The LicensedPinballTable for ''Pinball/BramStokersDracula'' omits Mina Murray and Jonathan Harker completely, as neither Winona Ryder nor Keanu Reeves would allow their likenesses to be used. Aftermarket plastics with their images based on prototypes are available, however.

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* The LicensedPinballTable for ''Pinball/BramStokersDracula'' omits Mina Murray and Jonathan Harker completely, as neither Winona Ryder Creator/WinonaRyder nor Keanu Reeves Creator/KeanuReeves would allow their likenesses to be used. Aftermarket plastics with their images based on prototypes are available, however.



* In ''Film/Clueless'' a modern adaptation of ''Literature/Emma'' Christian, Fank Churchill's analogue is made gay instead of having a secret engagement, so the character of Jane Fairfax was rendered obsolete.

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* In ''Film/Clueless'' a modern adaptation of ''Literature/Emma'' ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' Christian, Fank Churchill's analogue is made gay instead of having a secret engagement, so the character of Jane Fairfax was rendered obsolete.



** Ghan-buri-Ghan and Elrond's sons Elladan and Elrohir are also absent from the Peter Jackson film. Quickbeam the Ent appears in the crowd shots, DemotedToExtra.

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* Due to the novel having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, Terrence Malick's ''Film/TheThinRedLine'' fails to feature several major characters, including Queen the Texan.

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* Due to the novel having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, Terrence Malick's Creator/TerrenceMalick's ''Film/TheThinRedLine'' fails to feature several major characters, including Queen the Texan.



* Mike Nichols' film adaptation of ''Film/CatchTwentyTwo'' drops several of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, including Major [[SpellMyNameWithABlank _____]] de Coverley, Chief White Halfoat, and Ex-PFC Wintergreen.

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* Mike Nichols' Creator/MikeNichols' film adaptation of ''Film/CatchTwentyTwo'' drops several of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, including Major [[SpellMyNameWithABlank _____]] de Coverley, Chief White Halfoat, and Ex-PFC Wintergreen.


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* Several adaptations of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' omit Quincey Morris and/or Arthur Holmwood(the Creator/BBC's ''Count Dracula'' merged them into one character - Quincey Holmwood). Renfield was omitted from ''Film/HorrorOfDracula''.


*** Barring a {{Retcon}} from future films, it would seem that the first and last of the three [[LegacyCharacter replacement]] Caps who filled in for Steve while he was frozen (William Nasland and William Burnside) have been adapted out as well. [[spoiler: The second replacement Cap, Jeffery Mace, does appear in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' as Coulson's successor as the head of the agency once it's reinstated an official agency.]]

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*** Barring a {{Retcon}} from future films, it would seem that the first and last of the three [[LegacyCharacter replacement]] Caps who filled in for Steve while he was frozen (William Nasland and William Burnside) have been adapted out as well. [[spoiler: The second replacement Cap, Jeffery Mace, does appear in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' as Coulson's successor as the head of the agency once it's reinstated as an official agency.]]

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* In ''Film/Clueless'' a modern adaptation of ''Literature/Emma'' Christian, Fank Churchill's analogue is made gay instead of having a secret engagement, so the character of Jane Fairfax was rendered obsolete.


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** Likely justified considering it would have been a nightmare trying to have some attempt to play "The King".

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* Porgyon's evolutions never appeared in the anime, due to it being involved with [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the infamous episode that caused seizures]] even though it was actually [[CommonKnowledge Pikachu's fault in the scene.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'' had relatively few main characters from the games [[InNameOnly at all]], with only Sonic, Robotnik, and a few appearances by Knuckles.

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* The '67 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967 Fantastic Four]]'' cartoon completely omits Alicia Masters, despite doing adaptations of episodes she appeared in.


** The vast majority of the characters featured in the ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' comic don't appear in the [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar movie adaptation]], since the MCU has far fewer superheroes to pick from.



* Every live-action depiction of the ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' omits Rick Jones, despite that character being an intrinsic element to his backstory and setting Bruce Banner up as a heroic figure willing to risk his life to save another. Interestingly, Creator/AngLee's film used a character for the same general purpose, but didn't go all the way and actually name him Jones. And until ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', the real creator of the Hulk, commie spy Igor Drenkov - who Banner told to stop the countdown but didn't - doesn't appear in adaptations with the exception of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperheroes'', a MotionComic which used the original comic book panels.

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* Every live-action depiction of the ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' omits Rick Jones, despite that character being an intrinsic element to his backstory and setting Bruce Banner up as a heroic figure willing to risk his life to save another. Interestingly, Creator/AngLee's film used a character for the same general purpose, but didn't go all the way and actually name him Jones. And until ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', the real creator of the Hulk, commie spy Igor Drenkov - who Banner told to stop the countdown but didn't - doesn't didn't appear in adaptations with the exception of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperheroes'', a MotionComic which used the original comic book panels.



** Magneto had an infant daughter named Anya, whose death was a major contributing factor to his fall from grace. Another important factor was that while working for the C.I.A. as a Nazi hunter in South America, he captured a Nazi war criminal the C.I.A. wanted to use for its own ends and brought him to justice; to punish him the C.I.A. killed Isabelle, Magneto's personal physician and LoveInterest. Neither Anya nor Isabelle, nor Anya's mother, Magda, appear in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', which instead presents a missile attack from the U.S. and Soviet navies as the final reason Magneto turns to villainy. However, Magda in the comics is also the mother of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and since Quicksilver appears in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' with his family, it appears that Magda has some sort of counterpart in the movie universe and now one may speculate if Anya also existed there. The war criminal, however, is rights issues, as it was ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} member Baron Strucker, and his rights are with Marvel Studios.

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** Magneto had an infant daughter named Anya, whose death was a major contributing factor to his fall from grace. Another important factor was that while working for the C.I.A. as a Nazi hunter in South America, he captured a Nazi war criminal the C.I.A. wanted to use for its own ends and brought him to justice; to punish him the C.I.A. killed Isabelle, Magneto's personal physician and LoveInterest. Neither Anya nor Isabelle, nor Anya's mother, Magda, appear in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', which instead presents a missile attack from the U.S. and Soviet navies as the final reason Magneto turns to villainy. However, Magda in the comics is also the mother of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and since Quicksilver appears in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' with his family, it appears that Magda has some sort of counterpart in the movie universe and now one may speculate if Anya also existed there. The war criminal, however, is rights issues, as it was ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} member Baron Strucker, and his rights are with Marvel Studios. Strangely, Magda and Anya (renamed "Nina") do finally appear in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', but only decades ''after'' Magneto's villainous origin story.



* The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Kitty Pryde. Her pivotal role in the plot was instead given to Bishop, likely due to his popularity in the comics at the time. In fact, Kitty Pryde was the only major member of the X-Men to never make any sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. In episodes loosely based off stories she appeared in back in the original comics, her role would usually be given to Jubilee.

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* The adaptation of ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'' from the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series completely omitted Kitty Pryde. Her pivotal role in the plot was instead given to Bishop, likely due to his popularity in the comics at the time. In fact, Kitty Pryde was the only major member of the X-Men to never make any sort of appearance in the 90's cartoon. In episodes loosely based off stories she appeared in back in the original comics, her role would usually be given to Jubilee.Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}.



* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and [[spoiler: Helmut Zemo]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Like ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], [[spoiler: just not as T'Chaka's murderer]]).

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* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and [[spoiler: Helmut Zemo]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Like ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], [[spoiler: just not as T'Chaka's murderer]]).murderer]].


*** Ghost replaces Spymaster as the one who steal's Tony's armor designs.

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*** Ghost replaces Spymaster as the one who steal's steals Tony's armor designs.


* Gwen Stacy does not appear at all in the original 60's ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider Man|1967}}'' cartoon. In fact, in what was likely a case of CompositeCharacter, her father George was made into Mary Jane's uncle.

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* Gwen Stacy does not appear at all in the original 60's ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider Man|1967}}'' cartoon. In fact, in what was likely a case of a CompositeCharacter, her father George was made into Mary Jane's uncle.


* Gwen Stacy does not appear at all in the original 60's ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider Man|1967}}'' cartoon. In fact, in what was likely a case of CompositeCharacter, her father George was made into Mary Jane's uncle.



* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and [[spoiler: Helmut Zemo]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' (and ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], [[spoiler: just not as T'Chaka's murderer]]).

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* ComicBook/BlackPanther's father, King T'Chaka, was killed by Klaw in the original comics, but the identity of his murderer is changed in almost every adaptation. T'Chaka was killed by Herr Kleiser in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2'', Moses Magnum in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', M'Baku the Man-Ape in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (albeit in this case, Klaw appears in the series and his hidden help is what allows M'Baku to kill T'Chaka) and [[spoiler: Helmut Zemo]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' (and ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Like ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', ''Civil War'' is another weird example because Klaw ''does'' exist in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], [[spoiler: just not as T'Chaka's murderer]]).


** Magneto had an infant daughter named Anya, whose death was a major contributing factor to his fall from grace. Another important factor was that while working for the C.I.A. as a Nazi hunter in South America, he captured a Nazi war criminal the C.I.A. wanted to use for its own ends and brought him to justice; to punish him the C.I.A. killed Isabelle, Magneto's personal physician and LoveInterest. Neither Anya nor Isabelle, nor Anya's mother, Magda, appear in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', which instead presents a missile attack from the U.S. and Soviet navies as the final reason Magneto turns to villainy. However, Magda in the comics is also the mother of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and since Quicksilver appears in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' with his family, it appears that Magda has some sort of counterpart in the movie universe and now one may speculate if Anya also existed there. The war criminal, however, is rights issues, as it was ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} member Baron Strucker, and his rights are with Creator/MarvelStudois.

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** Magneto had an infant daughter named Anya, whose death was a major contributing factor to his fall from grace. Another important factor was that while working for the C.I.A. as a Nazi hunter in South America, he captured a Nazi war criminal the C.I.A. wanted to use for its own ends and brought him to justice; to punish him the C.I.A. killed Isabelle, Magneto's personal physician and LoveInterest. Neither Anya nor Isabelle, nor Anya's mother, Magda, appear in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', which instead presents a missile attack from the U.S. and Soviet navies as the final reason Magneto turns to villainy. However, Magda in the comics is also the mother of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and since Quicksilver appears in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' with his family, it appears that Magda has some sort of counterpart in the movie universe and now one may speculate if Anya also existed there. The war criminal, however, is rights issues, as it was ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} member Baron Strucker, and his rights are with Creator/MarvelStudois.Marvel Studios.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Toy Story}}: The Musical''
** Certain toys were adapted out from the theater version. Hannah, Sid's sister, is also not present in the theater version.

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** Princess Skyla is a plush toy of a baby alicorn from G4. Many thought that she would be introduced as Shining Armor's and Cadence's daughter, however when they did eventually have a child their daughter turned out not to be Skyla. The fact Skyla is a both an alicorn (a foal at that) and a princess makes her exclusion all the more noticeable. It's even mentioned in-series that Flurry Heart was the first alicorn ever born, thus meaning Skyla doesn't exist in the cartoon canon.


* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is even more "loosely based" on its source, ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', than other Disney films. While Gerda, Kai, and the Snow Queen have counterparts in Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa, the Robber Girl and the mirror are missing. WordOfGod is that [[spoilers:Hans]] works as a counterpart to the mirror while Kristoff has [[CompositeCharacter elements]] of both Kai and the Robber Girl.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is even more "loosely based" on its source, ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', than other Disney films. While Gerda, Kai, and the Snow Queen have counterparts in Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa, the Robber Girl and the mirror are missing. WordOfGod is that [[spoilers:Hans]] [spoilers:Hans] works as a counterpart to the mirror while Kristoff has [[CompositeCharacter elements]] of both Kai and the Robber Girl.


** Because Creator/ScottGlenn refused to return for the film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' ([[EnforcedMethodActing and given what he went through]], who can blame him?[[note]]Glenn consulted with John Douglas, whom Crawford was based on, as part of research. Douglas, in a ''very'' dick move, played him tapes of a young teenager being tortured by serial killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris, which traumaized Glenn[[/note]]), the character of Jack Crawford was written out. A deleted scene reveals a combination of [[spoiler: type 2]] of DeathByAdaptation and KilledOffscreen and that he died between movie.

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** * Because Creator/ScottGlenn refused to return for the film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' ([[EnforcedMethodActing and given what he went through]], who can blame him?[[note]]Glenn consulted with John Douglas, whom Crawford was based on, as part of research. Douglas, in a ''very'' dick move, played him tapes of a young teenager being tortured by serial killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris, which traumaized Glenn[[/note]]), the character of Jack Crawford was written out. A deleted scene reveals a combination of [[spoiler: type 2]] of DeathByAdaptation and KilledOffscreen and that he died between movie.



** Neither Deathryuger, the evil ranger of ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', nor his good variation, Kyoryu Navy, were adapted into ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. Ironically, his demorphed form, Ferocious Knight D, ''was adapted'' as the monster Badussa, along with his zord, Tobispino/Spinozord.
*** While the OneWingedAngel form of ''Kyoryuger's'' BigBad, Deboth, was adapted into Greenzilla, his [[FinalBoss true form]] was not.

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** Neither Deathryuger, the evil ranger of ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', nor his good variation, Kyoryu Navy, were adapted into ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. Ironically, his demorphed form, Ferocious Knight D, ''was adapted'' as the monster Badussa, along with his zord, Tobispino/Spinozord.
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Tobispino/Spinozord. And while the OneWingedAngel form of ''Kyoryuger's'' the BigBad, Deboth, was adapted into Greenzilla, his [[FinalBoss true form]] was not.



* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' removed Blue and Cody from the ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' cartoons. Also, in a rather odd example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGLVl5WEf5g one]] ''U.S. Acres'' quickie was an adaptation of [[http://www.garfield.com/usacres/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100803 this]] comic, but it removed Sheldon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
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removed Blue and Cody from the ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' cartoons. Also, in a rather odd example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGLVl5WEf5g one]] ''U.S. Acres'' quickie was an adaptation of [[http://www.garfield.com/usacres/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100803 this]] comic, but it removed Sheldon.



* Unlike the Dora example above, only a few characters never show up in the Website/{{GoAnimate}} version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', such as Mr. Hinkle, normally in fear of being pinned as a "baby show lover".

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* Unlike the Dora example above, only Only a few characters never show up in the Website/{{GoAnimate}} version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', such as Mr. Hinkle, normally in fear of being pinned as a "baby show lover".


*** While the OneWingedAngelForm of ''Kyoryuger's'' BigBad, Deboth, was adapted into Greenzilla, his [[FinalBoss true form]] was not.

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** None of the female player characters make an appearance. Instead, the male protagonists are used instead -- the one possible exception being "The Scoop", where the Hoenn protagonist is dressed in an all-concealing Magma Suit, making it ambiguous if it's Brendan or May underneath.

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** While Xerneas and Yveltal appear in ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCoccoonOfDestruction'', they have no role or appearance in the main animé series itself (unlike every mascot legendary before them), with Team Flare's plot instead involving [[AscendedExtra Zygarde]].

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** While Xerneas and Yveltal appear in ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCoccoonOfDestruction'', ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction'', they have no role or appearance in the main animé series itself (unlike every mascot legendary before them), with Team Flare's plot instead involving [[AscendedExtra Zygarde]].


** While Xerneas and Yveltal appear in ''Anime/PokémonDiancieAndTheCoccoonOfDestruction'', they have no role or appearance in the main animé series itself (unlike every mascot legendary before them), with Team Flare's plot instead involving [[AscendedExtra Zygarde]].

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** While Xerneas and Yveltal appear in ''Anime/PokémonDiancieAndTheCoccoonOfDestruction'', ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCoccoonOfDestruction'', they have no role or appearance in the main animé series itself (unlike every mascot legendary before them), with Team Flare's plot instead involving [[AscendedExtra Zygarde]].



* ''Anime/PokémonGenerations'':

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** The protagonists of ''VideoGame/PokémonBlack2AndWhite2'' are absent in the two episodes focusing on the events of those games. In "The King Returns", instead of Nate/Rosa appearing, [[spoiler:Hilbert from ''VideoGame/PokémonBlackAndWhite'' appears with Zekrom to aid N]]; something that never happened in ''[=B2/W2=]'''s story.

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** The protagonists of ''VideoGame/PokémonBlack2AndWhite2'' ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' are absent in the two episodes focusing on the events of those games. In "The King Returns", instead of Nate/Rosa appearing, [[spoiler:Hilbert from ''VideoGame/PokémonBlackAndWhite'' ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' appears with Zekrom to aid N]]; something that never happened in ''[=B2/W2=]'''s story.

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** Mr. Fuji, the old man who takes care of Pokémon in Lavender Town and is heavily implied to be the "Dr. Fuji" who lived on Cinnabar Island and created Mewtwo, doesn't make any appearance in the animé. Though ''a'' Dr. Fuji creates Mewtwo in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', he's a distinctly different character from Mr. Fuji.


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** None of the female player characters make an appearance. Instead, the male protagonists are used instead -- the one possible exception being "The Scoop", where the Hoenn protagonist is dressed in an all-concealing Magma Suit, making it ambiguous if it's Brendan or May underneath.
** Lucas and Dawn never show up -- in "The New World", Cynthia confronts Team Galactic atop Spear Pillar alone, while "The Magma Stone" only has Looker and Buck present; in both situations in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Platinum]]'', the player was present with them.
** The protagonists of ''VideoGame/PokémonBlack2AndWhite2'' are absent in the two episodes focusing on the events of those games. In "The King Returns", instead of Nate/Rosa appearing, [[spoiler:Hilbert from ''VideoGame/PokémonBlackAndWhite'' appears with Zekrom to aid N]]; something that never happened in ''[=B2/W2=]'''s story.
** In "The Investigation", which is based on the Looker sidequest in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', Mimi deactivates Emma's Expansion Suit, as opposed to Xerosic (who is absent entirely).

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* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'':
** The movie removed Tokiko Magami, Kyogo and Sayo Monou, Hokuto Sumeragi and Hien and Souhi considering the short time of the movie. Kakyou didn't also appear considering he didn't made his appearance yet in the manga when the movie was released. His spot in the Dragons of Earth is filled by CanonForeigner, Shogo Asagi.
** For the TV series, Keiichi didn't show up in the anime. The three main characters of CLAMP School Detectives didn't appear in the anime as well (probably due to copyright reasons since ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'' is animated by a different studio) but the chairman of CLAMP School looked similar to Nokoru Inomoyama except he wears a Porn Stache.


* The 1997 TV anime of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':

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* The 1997 TV anime of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':''Manga/{{Berserk 1997}}'':


* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is even more "loosely based" on its source, ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', than other Disney films. While Gerda and Kai have counterparts in Anna and Kristoff, the Robber Girl and the mirror are missing.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is even more "loosely based" on its source, ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', than other Disney films. While Gerda Gerda, Kai, and Kai the Snow Queen have counterparts in Anna and Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa, the Robber Girl and the mirror are missing.missing. WordOfGod is that [[spoilers:Hans]] works as a counterpart to the mirror while Kristoff has [[CompositeCharacter elements]] of both Kai and the Robber Girl.



* The Disney adaptation of ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' removed several characters from the [[Literature/{{Bambi}} book]] (most of which who were deer). Old Netta, Karus, Marena, Faline's brother Gobo, and Friend Hare weren't in the film.

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* The Disney adaptation of ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' removed several characters from the [[Literature/{{Bambi}} book]] (most of which who were deer). Old Netta, Karus, Marena, Faline's brother Gobo, and Friend Hare weren't in the film. Friend Hare was given an {{expy}} in Thumper and some of his traits were given to Friend Owl.



* A few ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' characters never appeared in the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]].
** Leaf,[[note]]From ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Fire Red and Leaf Green]]'',[[/note]] Hilda and Hilbert,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'',[[/note]] Nate and Rosa,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'',[[/note]] and Calem[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''[[/note]] do not show up at all despite being {{Player Character}}s from some of the games. The show focuses on Ash who has become a {{Composite|Character}} of all of the main series male player characters to date[[note]]barring perhaps [[VagueAge the aesthetically older]] Hilbert[[/note]] even though his design is based off of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], the first protagonist of the series, whose adventures he was originally supposed to emulate.
** Gary doesn't have a sister like his game counterpart, since Ash doesn't need the Town Map she provides, nor does he spend much time in Pallet Town, where she resides.

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* A few ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' characters never appeared in the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]].
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** Leaf,[[note]]From ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Fire Red and Leaf Green]]'',[[/note]] Hilda and Hilbert,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'',[[/note]] Nate and Rosa,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'',[[/note]] and Calem[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''[[/note]] do not show up at all despite being {{Player Character}}s from some of the games. The show focuses on Ash who has become a {{Composite|Character}} of all of the main series male player characters to date[[note]]barring perhaps [[VagueAge the aesthetically older]] Hilbert[[/note]] Hilbert and Calem[[/note]] even though his design is based off of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], the first protagonist of the series, whose adventures he was originally supposed to emulate.
** Gary doesn't have a sister like his game counterpart, since Ash doesn't need the Town Map she that Daisy provides, nor does he spend much time in Pallet Town, where she resides.



* In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' Orre is never referenced. This means none of the ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' or ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' characters cameo in the manga.
* Though his minions and many elements of ''Videogame/SuperMarioBros2'' appear in {{Animated Adaptation}}s of the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series, Wart has yet to appear in any of them, Bowser/King Koopa usually acting as a CompositeCharacter for them both. He did make the odd appearance in the comics however.

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* ** Cynthia's sister is a minor character who doesn't have a sprite of her own however still appears in the games. In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' the anime however only Cynthia and their grandmother appeared.
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':
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Orre is never referenced. This means none of the ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' or ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' characters cameo in the manga.
** Red in the games has a mother who appears in two different pairs of games (the Kanto and Johto ones) and has an off-screen father. Red in ''Adventures'' however either suffers from a mean case of InvisibleParents or outright ParentalAbandonment. He is one of the only, if not the only, Pokedex holder with no known relatives.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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Though his minions and many elements of ''Videogame/SuperMarioBros2'' appear in {{Animated Adaptation}}s of the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series, Wart has yet to appear in any of them, Bowser/King Koopa usually acting as a CompositeCharacter for them both. He did make the odd appearance in the comics however.


* The ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' adapts out Ursula's alter ego Vanessa, replacing her scene with an IdolSinger contest in which Eric attempts to identify the princess who saved him. In turn, the revised production drops Carlotta and [[CompositeCharacter gives her lines to Grimsby]].



* The ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' adapts out Ursula's alter ego Vanessa, replacing her scene with an IdolSinger contest in which Eric attempts to identify the princess who saved him. In turn, the revised production drops Carlotta and [[CompositeCharacter gives her lines to Grimsby]].

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* The ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' adapts out Ursula's alter ego Vanessa, replacing her scene with an IdolSinger contest in which Eric attempts to identify the princess who saved him. In turn, the revised production drops Carlotta and [[CompositeCharacter gives her lines to Grimsby]].

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* Sara Shirabuki from ''Manga/VampireKnight'' never made it into the anime adaptation.


** Numerous characters from the books (including the Mountain and Small Railway Engines) will also never appear in the television series now that it has broken away from ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries''.

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** Numerous characters from the books (including the Mountain and Small Railway Engines) will also never appear in the television series now that it has broken away from ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries''.


* Multiple major and minor ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' characters were ignored in the film adaptations such as Rani and Bess.

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* The Dubai version of ''Theatre/PokemonLive'' cut out Professor Oak and Delia Ketchum. This meant that a large portion of the plot, which involved Delia, was scrapped as well.


** WesternAnimation/BeastWars had several dozen examples, as did BeastMachines.

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** WesternAnimation/BeastWars had several dozen examples, as did BeastMachines.WesternAnimation/BeastMachines.


* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** Knuckles, Metal Sonic and Amy were skipped by ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' as a result of the show's [[SpotlightStealingSquad focus on its original characters]]. In fact, only three of its characters came from the games.[[note]]Knuckles has a good excuse, as ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' was released in 1994 and SatAM launched in 1993. Even in season 2 he would have been a WalkingSpoiler, so he wasn't going to show up until season 3... but then the show got cancelled.[[/note]]
** Tails and Amy Rose are not in ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground''. In fact, Amy wasn't in ''any'' animated ''Sonic'' material until ''Anime/SonicX'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which led many detractors to believe she was created for that show]].[[labelnote:†]] Amy's creation predates that of every other character in the franchise aside from Eggman/Robotnik and Sonic himself. Yes, she even predates ''Tails'' – despite her introductory game ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' coming out several months after ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]'', it actually started development earlier (which is why the game has an EasterEgg of Tails saying "See You Next Game").[[/labelnote]]


** In Dickens, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come whisks Scrooge to see some isolated groups of people celebrating: some miners, two lighthouse keepers, and sailors on a ship at sea. This scene is almost always Adapted Out, although a few versions, such as [[WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol the 1971 animated adaptation]], do include them.



** Most other adaptations also omit Philippe, the Persian, and/or the ratcatcher (a minor character regarded as something of a mascot by fans of the book).

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** Most other adaptations also omit Philippe, the Persian, and/or the ratcatcher (a minor character regarded as something of a mascot by fans of the book). [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925 The famous 1925 silent version]] does include both Phillipe and the Persian, although the Persian gets changed into a French detective.

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** Likewise, while the Sam Alexander version of Comicbook/{{Nova}} is a major character, there's no mention of Richard Rider, his predecessor.


** Vargo Hoat and his Brave Companions are substituted by a group of Bolton men-at-arms led by Locke. Because the Weasel Soup incident is omitted, Rorge and Biter simply remain in the Lannister army instead of joining them.

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** For the sake of brevity, Daenerys' grandfather King Jaeherys II is omitted from the show canon along with his sister Rhaelle, who is King Robert's paternal grandmother in the books. Robert and Daenerys are second cousins in the books.
** Tywin has four younger siblings (Kevan, Tygett, Genna, and Gerion) in the books, each with families of their own, but only Kevan and his eldest son Lancel make it into the show. In particular, Genna's son Cleos Frey is replaced by CanonForeigner Alton Lannister, Kevan's younger sons Willem and Martyn are made into distant cousins, Tygett's ChekhovMIA son Tyrek is adapted out, and changes to Jaime's storyline mean he hasn't met his aunt Genna or his maternal cousin Daven Lannister yet.
** Robert's acknowledged bastards Mya Stone (a porter at the Eyrie who befriends Sansa) and Edric Storm (whose role in Stannis' storyline is filled by Gendry).
** Davos actually has seven sons in the books: the four eldest die in battle, the fifth serves as Stannis' squire, and the two youngest remain at home with their mother. The show has only one: Matthos.
** Aside from an AllThereInTheManual cameo and an offhand mention, Sansa's best friend Jeyne Poole does not appear in the series and her key role as Ramsay's bride is given to Sansa instead.
** Daenerys' Meereenese courtiers Reznak, Skahaz, and the Green Grace. Her city watch, the Brazen Beasts, don't make an appearance either.
** Mance Rayder's inner circle is pared down to just Tormund and a couple extras, eliminating his pregnant wife Dalla (and consequently their son), his sister-in-law Val "the Wilding Princess", and others like Jarl, Harma Dogshead, Varamyr Sixskins, and the Weeper.
** Cersei's confidante, Taena of Myr, and her new councillors Harys Swyft, Aurane Waters, Orton Merryweather, and Gyles Rosby, who are all involved in her Regency Arc.
** The Humanoid Abomination known as Coldhands, who features prominently in both Sam and Bran's stories, doesn't appear until Season Six, when he is revealed to be Benjen Stark, although his true identity in the books is not yet known.
** Many northern bannerman such as the morbidly obese Wyman Manderly, the vengeful Barbrey Dustin, the twisted Arnolf Karstark, the Umber brothers Crowfood and Whoresbane, Alysanne "the She-Bear" Mormont, and the mountain clansmen of Liddle, Norrey, and Wull. Wyman Manderly finally appears in Season Six, although he's not quite as obese as his literary counterpart.
** Shireen's lack-wit MonsterClown Patchface, who speaks accurate prophesies and even unnerves Melisandre.
** Vargo Hoat and his Brave Companions are substituted by a group of Bolton men-at-arms led by Locke. Because the Weasel Soup incident is omitted, Rorge and Biter simply remain in the Lannister army instead of joining them.
** Donal Noye's important roles are divided between Tyrion, Alliser Thorne, and Grenn.
** The majority of characters in Tyrion's journey through Essos are cut, including Illyrio Mopatis, the new POV character Griff and his son, the officers of the Golden Company, the red priest Moqorro, the dwarf tumbler Penny, and the mercenary Brown Ben Plumm.
** Theon's mute squire Wex Pyke, who becomes a ChekhovsGunman with valuable information on Rickon's whereabouts in the books.
** The Ghost of High Heart and her wide-ranging prophecies and references to the past are omitted. The closest we get is a vague "darkness in you" prophecy from Melisandre to Arya.
** Abel the Bard and his washerwomen are omitted from Winterfell in Season 5, leaving Sansa and Theon to make an impromptu escape instead.
** Harrold Hardyng is very unlikely to appear in the show since the Vale arc seems to have been mostly skipped.
** The show makes no mention at all of Sarella Sand, the insatiably curious fourth daughter of Oberyn Martell, who is mentioned regularly in the books even though her on-stage appearance is still slightly ambiguous.
** The show's Brotherhood Without Banners does not include The Bard Tom o' Sevens or the former Stark guardsmen Harwin. TheBigGuy Lem Lemoncloak finally appears in Season 6.
** Due to there being a ''lot'' of Freys, many of the ones w