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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' introduced main character Hibiki's estranged father in the third season, and generally seemed to think he'd become a regular (by some accounts, his creation was influenced by the death of the creator's father). By the end of the season, he's reunited with her mother and it's revealed that Hibiki's new catchphrase for the season ("It's fine, totally fine!" was acquired from him. However, fandom reception to Hibiki's father was near-universally negative, with people considering him abusive, annoying, UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, and generally scummy. As a result, in the following two seasons, he vanishes completely bar the occasional mention, and his catchphrase has vanished from Hibiki's vocabulary in favor of "But even so!"

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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' introduced main character Hibiki's estranged father in the third season, and generally seemed to think he'd become a regular (by some accounts, his creation was influenced by the death of the creator's father). By the end of the season, he's reunited with her mother and it's revealed that Hibiki's new catchphrase for the season ("It's fine, totally fine!" was acquired from him. However, fandom reception to Hibiki's father was near-universally negative, with people considering him abusive, annoying, UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, and generally scummy. As a result, in the following two seasons, he vanishes completely doesn't appear at all bar the occasional mention, mention (a mention that confirms Hibuki's parents to still be separated), and his catchphrase has vanished from Hibiki's vocabulary in favor of "But even so!"


* ''Anime/SenkiZesshoSymphogear'' introduced main character Hibiki's estranged father in the third season, and generally seemed to think he'd become a regular (by some accounts, his creation was influenced by the death of the creator's father). By the end of the season, he's reunited with her mother and it's revealed that Hibiki's new catchphrase for the season ("It's fine, totally fine!" was acquired from him. However, fandom reception to Hibiki's father was near-universally negative, with people considering him abusive, annoying, UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, and generally scummy. As a result, in the following two seasons, he vanishes completely bar the occasional mention, and his catchphrase has vanished from Hibiki's vocabulary in favor of "But even so!"

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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshoSymphogear'' ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' introduced main character Hibiki's estranged father in the third season, and generally seemed to think he'd become a regular (by some accounts, his creation was influenced by the death of the creator's father). By the end of the season, he's reunited with her mother and it's revealed that Hibiki's new catchphrase for the season ("It's fine, totally fine!" was acquired from him. However, fandom reception to Hibiki's father was near-universally negative, with people considering him abusive, annoying, UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, and generally scummy. As a result, in the following two seasons, he vanishes completely bar the occasional mention, and his catchphrase has vanished from Hibiki's vocabulary in favor of "But even so!"


* ''SenkiZesshoSymphogear'' introduced main character Hibiki's estranged father in the third season, and generally seemed to think he'd become a regular (by some accounts, his creation was influenced by the death of the creator's father). By the end of the season, he's reunited with her mother and it's revealed that Hibiki's new catchphrase for the season ("It's fine, totally fine!" was acquired from him. However, fandom reception to Hibiki's father was near-universally negative, with people considering him abusive, annoying, UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, and generally scummy. As a result, in the following two seasons, he vanishes completely bar the occasional mention, and his catchphrase has vanished from Hibiki's vocabulary in favor of "But even so!"

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* ''SenkiZesshoSymphogear'' ''Anime/SenkiZesshoSymphogear'' introduced main character Hibiki's estranged father in the third season, and generally seemed to think he'd become a regular (by some accounts, his creation was influenced by the death of the creator's father). By the end of the season, he's reunited with her mother and it's revealed that Hibiki's new catchphrase for the season ("It's fine, totally fine!" was acquired from him. However, fandom reception to Hibiki's father was near-universally negative, with people considering him abusive, annoying, UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, and generally scummy. As a result, in the following two seasons, he vanishes completely bar the occasional mention, and his catchphrase has vanished from Hibiki's vocabulary in favor of "But even so!"


* ''SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' introduced main character Hibiki's estranged father in the third season, and generally seemed to think he'd become a regular (by some accounts, his creation was influenced by the death of the creator's father). By the end of the season, he's reunited with her mother and it's revealed that Hibiki's new catchphrase for the season ("It's fine, totally fine!" was acquired from him. However, fandom reception to Hibiki's father was near-universally negative, with people considering him abusive, annoying, UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, and generally scummy. As a result, in the following two seasons, he vanishes completely bar the occasional mention, and his catchphrase has vanished from Hibiki's vocabulary in favor of "But even so!"

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* ''SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' ''SenkiZesshoSymphogear'' introduced main character Hibiki's estranged father in the third season, and generally seemed to think he'd become a regular (by some accounts, his creation was influenced by the death of the creator's father). By the end of the season, he's reunited with her mother and it's revealed that Hibiki's new catchphrase for the season ("It's fine, totally fine!" was acquired from him. However, fandom reception to Hibiki's father was near-universally negative, with people considering him abusive, annoying, UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, and generally scummy. As a result, in the following two seasons, he vanishes completely bar the occasional mention, and his catchphrase has vanished from Hibiki's vocabulary in favor of "But even so!"


* ''SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' introduced main character Hibiki's estranged father in the third season, and generally seemed to think he'd become a regular (by some accounts, his creation was influenced by the death of the creator's father). By the end of the season, he's reunited with her mother and it's revealed that Hibiki's new catchphrase for the season ("It's fine, totally fine!" was acquired from him. However, fandom reception to Hibiki's father was near-universally negative, with people considering him abusive, annoying, UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, and generally scummy. As a result, in the following two seasons, he vanishes completely bar the occasional mention, and his catchphrase has vanished from Hibiki's vocabulary in favor of "But even so!"



* TabletopGame/YuGiOh: Kuraz and Delg of the Monarchs were given a good amount of fanfare, and often got treated as the real rulers of the archetype in games rather than Caius, the traditional leader. They also broke the theme by having straightforward naming schemes (Light and Dark as opposed to Frost, Firestorm, or Shadow) and not needing to be Tribute Summoned. However, fans found the pair to be too slow and indirect, stuck with the original six, and by the time of Arc-V, with the release of new Monarch support, Kuraz and Delg are nowhere to be seen on card art.

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* TabletopGame/YuGiOh: Kuraz and Delg of the Monarchs were given a good amount of fanfare, and often got treated as the real rulers of the archetype in games rather than Caius, the traditional leader. They also broke the theme by having straightforward naming schemes (Light and Dark as opposed to Frost, Firestorm, or Shadow) and not needing to be Tribute Summoned. However, fans found the pair to be too slow and indirect, stuck with the original six, and by the time of Arc-V, ''Arc-V,'' with the release of new Monarch support, Kuraz and Delg are nowhere to be seen on card art.


** [[MeaningfulName Ms. Choksondik]] seems to be designed to be intentionally unpleasant, and takes the empty teacher spot left by Mr. Garrison. Either out of mercy to the audience or simply because her jokes had run their course, the creators eventually [[KilledOffForReal kill her off]] by way of an instantly-resolved TonightSomeoneDies faux-cliffhanger where her death is little more than just a footnote, and restore Mr. Garrison to his previous post. That and they might as well fulfill her [[MeaningfulName prophetic name]]. She may have always been planned to be a [[StealthPun substitute teacher]] while Mr. Garrison took some CharacterDevelopment.

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** [[MeaningfulName Ms. Choksondik]] seems to be designed to be intentionally unpleasant, and takes the empty teacher spot left by Mr. Garrison. Either out of mercy to the audience or simply because her jokes had run their course, the creators eventually [[KilledOffForReal kill her off]] by way of an instantly-resolved [[ToBeContinuedRightNow instantly-resolved]] TonightSomeoneDies faux-cliffhanger where her death is little more than just a footnote, and restore Mr. Garrison to his previous post. That and they might as well fulfill her [[MeaningfulName prophetic name]]. She may have always been planned to be a [[StealthPun substitute teacher]] while Mr. Garrison took some CharacterDevelopment.



---> '''Cartman:''' Towelie, you're the worst character ever.
---> '''Towelie:''' "I ''know''."

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'''Towelie:''' "I I ''know''."

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* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' introduced most of its characters in its PoorlyDisguisedPilot on its mother show ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. When it officially started, one new character added to the team was Dominic Vaile, a rookie agent. He lasted half a season before [[spoiler:being kidnapped by terrorists and killed during the rescue mission]].


* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': After Silver's debut in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' and prominent role in ''VideoGame/SonicRivals 2'', he's been demoted to extremely minor roles. His reputation with fans has improved a bit, mainly due to his rule in the Archie ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics, even getting a leading role in an arc for the Sonic Universe spin-offs. Meanwhile, fans of his game appearances are currently stuck wondering when Creator/SonicTeam will ever address the massive ContinuitySnarl between the Sonic Rivals titles and Sonic Rush titles and Sonic 06's real place in the continuity that his involvement ties into.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'': After Silver's debut in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' and prominent role in ''VideoGame/SonicRivals 2'', he's been demoted to extremely minor roles. His reputation with fans has improved a bit, mainly due to his rule in the Archie ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics, even getting a leading role in an arc for the Sonic Universe spin-offs. Meanwhile, fans of his game appearances are currently stuck wondering when Creator/SonicTeam will ever address the massive ContinuitySnarl between the Sonic Rivals titles and Sonic Rush titles and Sonic 06's real place in the continuity that his involvement ties into.


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** A more recent example was Kizarny. The gimmick was that he was apparently a carnival/circus performer so he always spoke in Carny. Carny is a form of PigLatin commonly used by carnival folks and wrestlers, where you put "iz" before the first (or maybe all) vowels of a word. This, of course, made nearly everything the guy said unintelligible and the character was dropped before he could even debut save for one match against MVP.

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** A more recent example was Kizarny.[[Wrestling/SinnBodhi Kizarny]]. The gimmick was that he was apparently a carnival/circus performer so he always spoke in Carny. Carny is a form of PigLatin commonly used by carnival folks and wrestlers, where you put "iz" before the first (or maybe all) vowels of a word. This, of course, made nearly everything the guy said unintelligible and the character was dropped before he could even debut save for one match against MVP.


* At the end of 1996, Jax' presumed dead first wife Miranda showed up at his wedding to Brenda, obviously the writers intent to give Jax a backstory and make the Sonny/Brenda/Jax LoveTriangle a quadrangle. It was also strongly hinted that she was somehow linked to the mysterious Cassadine family. Unfortunately, the character completely failed to catch on, resulting in her leaving town just a few months after she appeared.

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* ''Series/GeneralHospital''. At the end of 1996, Jax' presumed dead first wife Miranda showed up at his wedding to Brenda, obviously the writers intent to give Jax a backstory and make the Sonny/Brenda/Jax LoveTriangle a quadrangle. It was also strongly hinted that she was somehow linked to the mysterious Cassadine family. Unfortunately, the character completely failed to catch on, resulting in her leaving town just a few months after she appeared.

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* In 1997, ''Series/AllMyChildren'' introduced Dr. Allie Doyle as the show's latest MarySue and a love interest for core character Jake Martin. The writers abruptly decided that Jake would be better paired with someone else and turned Allie into a {{Yandere}} who was promptly run out of town.
** Towards the end of 1998 (coincidentally, shortly after Allie departed), the show introduced ''three'' new characters, all of whom failed to catch on with viewers and were written off within a few months to a year.


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* At the end of 1996, Jax' presumed dead first wife Miranda showed up at his wedding to Brenda, obviously the writers intent to give Jax a backstory and make the Sonny/Brenda/Jax LoveTriangle a quadrangle. It was also strongly hinted that she was somehow linked to the mysterious Cassadine family. Unfortunately, the character completely failed to catch on, resulting in her leaving town just a few months after she appeared.


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* In mid-1996, ''Series/GuidingLight'' introduced the character of Zachary Smith, an angel. This was a clear attempt to mimic the success of ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'' that failed miserably, with the character being written out within a few months.


A character is introduced into a show with a lot of fanfare, and almost at once moves up to main character status (if not necessarily the credits). (S)he will often form a close relationship with the existing main characters, and may even have a prior history with a main character, even if this has [[RememberTheNewGuy never been mentioned before]]. Sometimes the character is a result of ExecutiveMeddling.

For some reason, the character doesn't gel. Maybe [[TheScrappy the audience takes against him/her]], maybe the actor [[LargeHam over-]] or [[DullSurprise underperforms]], maybe the writers realize [[TheLoad they actually have no idea what to do with him/her]]. Whatever it is, the character will end up [[PutOnABus leaving the show/setting]], often for a fairly contrived reason (and they [[BusCrash probably won't be back]], even if they logically should be at certain points).

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A character is introduced into a show with a lot of fanfare, and almost at once moves up to main character status (if not necessarily the credits). (S)he They will often form a close relationship with the existing main characters, and may even have a prior history with a main character, even if this has [[RememberTheNewGuy never been mentioned before]]. Sometimes the character is a result of ExecutiveMeddling.

For some reason, the character doesn't gel. Maybe [[TheScrappy the audience takes against him/her]], them]], maybe the actor [[LargeHam over-]] or [[DullSurprise underperforms]], maybe the writers realize [[TheLoad they actually have no idea what to do with him/her]]. the character]]. Whatever it is, the character they will end up [[PutOnABus leaving the show/setting]], show]], often for a fairly contrived reason (and reasons. And they [[BusCrash probably won't be back]], even if they logically should be at certain points).
points. They could also be killed off if the show allows for it.


* The beginning of the second season of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' introduced three new [=ex-SHIELD=] agents, one of whom was played by Creator/LucyLawless (whose involvement in the series was much-hyped). By the end of the first episode, two out of the three were dead, including Lawless's character Hartley, and the third, Agent Hunter, would go on to be an integral part of team [=SHIELD=] for the next few seasons.



* Taken UpToEleven in the season 3 premiere of ''Series/CheckItOutWithDrSteveBrule'', "Planes": [[spoiler: Less than halfway through the very episode in which she is introduced, Steve's new co-host, Linda, dies in a plane crash. That Steve is mostly responsible for. But hey, she shouldn't have gone first]].


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** Stephen Walker was added when the BAU (and the show itself) got the budget for an eighth member in season 12. He never got much focus, only receiving one episode focusing on his past before being killed off at the beginning of season 13 and replaced by Matt Simmons.


* ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' had an interesting case with Jack Ewing, played by Dack Rambo. He was brought in near the end of season 7 to replace the departing Patrick Duffy. He had a major role in the AllJustADream season 8. When Duffy returned for season 9, the character was no longer needed and PutOnABus with very little time having passed in show, while two years of real time had passed.

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* ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' had an interesting case with Jack Ewing, played by Dack Rambo. He was brought in near the end of season 7 to replace the departing Patrick Duffy.Duffy, as JR's cousin and took Bobby's role as his chief ally/foil. He had a major role in the AllJustADream season 8. When Duffy returned for season 9, the character was no longer needed and PutOnABus with very little time having passed in show, while two years of real time had passed.

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