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"That awful musician from the manga? He wasn't in the anime..."
Kusuo Saiki, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (anime adaptation)

When a work is being adapted, liberties with the original will have to be taken. Due to time or length constraints, some things may have to be taken out. Sometimes it involves taking out a character or plot element that was very important in the original story. Note that this is only for things with narrative importance, not cosmetic changes like an Adaptational Dye-Job.

Could happen because of Adaptation Distillation, in a Compressed Adaptation or a Pragmatic Adaptation. Adapted-Out characters would usually fall victim to the existence of a Composite Character, with which there is often plenty of overlap. Another possibility is that maybe some aspects of the work may be saved for potential sequels.

This can overlap with The Ghost if it's confirmed that the missing character exists in the adapted work (e.g. they're mentioned in dialogue or narration), but they never actually appear.

Compare Chuck Cunningham Syndrome (where a character vanishes without explanation from the original work), Demoted to Extra (where the character does appear but in a much less important role) and contrast Canon Foreigner (where an adaptation features a character who didn't exist in the original work). If a character or plot element is cut from an adaptation of an ongoing work but then turns out to be extremely important later on, this could result in an Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole.


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  • In the The King of Fighters 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 the 1968 Soviet animated film adapting Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, the Mermaid's grandmother and the Daughters of the Air do not appear in this adaptation.
  • A variant of sorts appears in Miracle Star, the Chinese bootleg of The Amazing World of Gumball. 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 (which wouldn't count the Darwin equivalent because he's adopted). This became a plot point in the Gumball episode "The Copycats", which pokes fun at Miracle Star — in the climax of the episode, Anais rescues her family, but their counterparts have nobody to save them and end up getting horribly injured.
  • In the original book version of Adventures of Captain Vrungel, the closest thing it had to a recurring main antagonist was the Japanese Admiral Kusaki, who hated Captain Vrungel for trying to heal a whale of its sickness because his idea of saving the whales from dying out is to kill them all, and so later on he becomes the final challenge Captain Vrungel and his crew have to face on their journey. Kusaki was not included for the series, and instead, he was replaced by Archibald Dandy AKA "Chief" as the main antagonist.

    Comic Books 
  • The 2009-2010 The Clone Saga "Director's Cut" miniseries removed many characters like Seward Trainor, Spidercide, Judas Traveller, Grim Hunter, and the Scriers. It also goes with an earlier idea and has Harry Osborn as the one behind it, not his father Norman, who's still dead in this version.
  • Democracy: The 1,000 Plataeans who came and helped the Athenian army in the Battle of Marathon are not mentioned.
  • GoBots features some notable instances of characters from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon being left out.
  • Jem and the Holograms (IDW) comic features every major character from the original cartoon with the exceptions of Danse, Astral and Eric Raymond's henchman Zipper.
  • Justice League (2011) sees the Martian Manhunter replaced by Cyborg as a founding member of the League. He still exists in this universe, but is initially more closely associated with Stormwatch (2011) before rejoining the Justice League after DC Rebirth.
  • In Marvel Comics' Laff-A-Lympics comic, Sooey Pig of the Really Rottens and Scooby-Dum of the Scooby Doobies were left out.
  • Laika: In real life, Albina had a litter of puppies when Sputnik 2 was being built, and it has been suggested that this is why Laika was chosen instead of her to board the satellite. They are not present in this book.
  • Dell Comics' Comic-Book Adaptation of Mad Monster Party? curiously left out the Creature, the stand-in for the Gill-man from Creature from the Black Lagoon. The captain and first mate of the ship the monsters and Felix take to Baron von Frankenstein's island are also left out because of the scenes of the monsters boarding and traveling on the ship are omitted.
  • The single-issue Comic-Book Adaptation of Masked Rider omitted Count Dregon's lackey Doubleface.
  • Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern only uses Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner, with the rest of the human Green Lanterns who existed at the time (John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz) getting no acknowledgment whatsoever.
  • Despite the crossover nature of the story, the only characters who actually appear in RoboCop Versus The Terminator are Murphy himself and Dr. Lazarus from the former and Skynet from the latter with a bunch of generic T-800s as the underlings, though John Connor and Nikko get namedropped.
  • Shogun Warriors was a Marvel Comics series based on the Mattel toy line of the same name. However, only three robots from the toy line were ever included in the series, as Marvel had only licensed those specific characters. All others (e.g. Poseidon, Daimos, Voltus V, Dragun and Great Mazinga) were completely written out of continuity.
  • The Sonic the Comic adaptation of Streets of Rage 2 ditches Adam Hunter completely, replacing him with a new character named Officer Murphy, Skates' stepfather and a former ally of Axel and Blaze. Skates is never even referred by his real name.
  • A few game adaptations done in Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics) either removed some characters or replaced them. Some examples:
  • The 1993 revamp of Stanley and His Monster omitted some characters from the original 1960s version, the most notable ones being Stanley's other supernatural friends the Ghost of Napoleon, Shaugnessy the Leprechaun and Schnitzel the Dwarf (leaving Spot the Monster as his sole companion) as well as Spot's long-lost son Shag who appeared in one of the later stories in the original run (the only relation of Spot's to appear in the 1993 miniseries is his ex-girlfriend Nyx, and there is no indication that they ever had children).
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins: Tatanga was conspicuously absent from the comic adaptation.
  • Supergirl (1984) wrote out the pair of tuckers who attempted to harass Supergirl in the original film.
  • Teen Titans: Earth One:
    • Founding members Dick Grayson and Roy Harper are omitted from this incarnation of the Titans.
    • Victor Stone's father Silas Stone is left out, with his mother Elinore Stone being responsible for making him Cyborg.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles X Stranger Things: Despite being a TMNT work, their Arch-Enemy Shredder never appears, which makes sense as the comic is based on the Mirage Comics incarnation of the Turtles where Shredder was a very minor villain, in contrast to the rest of his role in the franchise as Big Bad. Instead, the TMNT side of the villain roster is fulfilled by Baxter Stockman.

  • Transformers: Deviations, a comic book one-shot that tells a version of the events of The Transformers: The Movie where Optimus Prime did not die, leaves out Wheelie, Wreck-Gar and the Junkions.
  • Ultimate X-Men:
    • In adapting Proteus into a Composite Character, 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.
    • Emma Frost was adapted, but not her clones, the Stepford Cuckoos.
  • The first Wings of Fire graphic novel has a completely different prologue. Hvitur doesn't appear at all, and instead it begins with the surviving Talons of Peace talking about Aisha's death just before the eggs hatch.
  • Wonder Woman:
    • Wonder Woman (1987): The Amazon research physician Althea, who was friends with Diana and the doctor who saved Steve Trevor's life after his crash in the original comics, makes no appearances and her position as an Amazonian physician trusted by Diana seems to have been taken by Epione. Althea was one of the Amazons who had joined their way of life later in her own, which meant she looked over forty and like all others in the same boat was removed from continuity to be replaced by Amazons who look like attractive twenty year olds.
    • The Legend of Wonder Woman (2016) is an alternate telling of Wonder Woman's Golden Age WWII era origins in which Steve Trevor's (and in the original comics Diana Prince's) USAAF superior General Darnell doesn't even rate a mention. It also reduces the Heyday triplets to the Heyday twins.
  • Following the New 52 two fan favorite Amazons, Artemis and their captain of the guard Philippus, were jettisoned for the new version of Wonder Woman. Rebirth undid many of the changes wrought on Diana and the Amazons by the New 52 by revealing that her mind had been tampered with and that the Amazons she's been interacting with were fakes, paving the way for Temi and Philippus to return to continuity.

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  • The only other Looney Tunes characters who appeared in the Stoffel-Hemidahl Bugs Bunny strip were Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Sylvester the Cat and Elmer Fudd. Everyone else of significance in the cartoons were conspicuously absent.

    Fairy Tales 
  • "One-Eye, Two-Eyes, Three-Eyes": The Russian version cuts the Fairy Godmother and has the helpful animal, here a cow, advise the heroine. Also, some versions cut out the mother and just have the two sisters mistreat Two-Eyes.

  • The novelization of Batman: No Man's Land does away with Azrael, Superman and Young Justice with a lot of Tim Drake Robin's adventures before returning to Gotham for real being culled massively.
  • The children's novel BIONICLE Chronicles 1: Tale of the Toa omits the Toa's climactic fight against Makuta, making their confrontation with the 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.
  • The novelization to The Death of Superman yanks out just about everyone in the DC Universe save for the lineup of the Justice League at the time, Wonder Woman and Batman. This also includes Green Lantern Hal Jordan, who is very a big part of the finale due to the destruction of Coast City.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Herbie Reamer was a bully and The Dreaded for Greg in the webcomic, and it was him who made Rowley eat the cheese. The teens from Halloween take his place in the first book, and to this day, Herbie Reamer has never appeared in the book series.
  • The Enchanted Files: In the short story "Clean as a Whistle", Jamie's grandmother Harriet "Hattie" Hortense MacDougal is the one who sent the brownie to her, after the last of Jamie's relatives in the U.K. died and Hattie goes to close up the house, finding the brownie and telling him about her granddaughter. In Diary of a Mad Brownie / Cursed (which is expanded from the short story), Grandma Hattie is never mentioned, and said deceased relative, Sarah McGonagall (Alex's many times great-aunt), is the one who tells Angus to go live with Alex shortly before she passes.
  • Enter the X-Men, a Random House children's book adaptation of the "Night of the Sentinels" two-part pilot of the 90s X-Men cartoon cuts out the entirety of the second half of part two, resulting in a rather harsh Downer Endingnote .
  • Ghostbusters: A Paranormal Picture Book: Alice the librarian, Zuul, Vinz, and Gozer don’t appear.
  • The Haggunenons of Episode 6 of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1978) were written out when the episode was novelized as part of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, 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.
  • Some The Jungle Book 2 storybooks leave out Kaa.
  • The novel of Kamen Rider Decade omits the Hikari Photo Studio and its owner Eijiro, Natsumi's grandfather. In the series, Tsukasa and friends travel between worlds by changing the backdrop in the studio; in the novel they simply use Tsukasa's camera. Sayo, Tsukasa's sister from The Movie, also does not exist in the novel. The novel has Tsukasa visit the original Kamen Rider worlds as opposed to Suspiciously Similar Substitute counterparts, which means Yusuke Onodera (the alternate Kamen Rider Kuuga) is gone. Since the novel stops after they've visited the nine Heisei Rider worlds, anything that happens afterwards (including the Showa Riders and the Crossover with Samurai Sentai Shinkenger) is gone too.
  • King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table: Though in Le Morte d'Arthur Gareth faces five color-coded knights, here he only faces four: Black, Green, Blue, and Red. The other Red Knight, Perimones, is adapted out.
  • The novel adaptation for the first Kingdom Hearts game cuts out Olympus Coliseum, Atlantica, Halloween Town, and 100 Acre Wood.
  • The Last Days of Krypton:
    • In the comics, the Phantom Zone hosts scores of colorful prisoners convicted of crimes of varying severity. Here, Zod and his followers are the only inmates at the time of Krypton's destruction.
    • In the comics, the Phantom Zone hosts scores of colorful prisoners convicted of crimes of varying severity. Here, Zod and his followers are the only inmates at the time of Krypton's destruction.
    • Jor-El and Zor-El's brother Nim-El, nephew Don-El, and cousins Kru-El, Van-Zee, and Thara all appear in the Silver Age comics the book borrows a lot from (all of them were in either the Phantom Zone or Kandor when Krypton was destroyed). In this book, none of them are mentioned and the house of El is seemingly composed of just Jor-El and his father and brother.
    • Lar-Gand/Mon-El, a traveler from a nearby planet who visits Krypton shortly before its destruction and befriends Jor-El in multiple continuities, is absent from this novel.
  • In the Junior Novel version of The LEGO Movie, all of the live-action characters are excluded from the film, as is the plotline with Finn and his father.
  • The novelization of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots by Project Itoh omits the BB Corps completely, rewriting most of their scenes into battles with regular PMC soldiers and Haven Troopers.
  • The Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain novelization by Hitori Nojima never mentions George Sears/Solidus Snake and act as if David and Eli (aka Solid and Liquid) were the only clones that Big Boss ever had. It even goes as far as to mention George W. Bush's presidency in the epilogue, which is inconsistent with the games (since Solidus was President during Bush's term). This is particular odd, considering Nojima also adapted the original Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty as a two-part novel, where Solidus is a key character in both games' stories.
  • The Mobile Suit Gundam novelizations, written by Yoshiyuki Tomino independent of the TV series (and free from the toy companies' demands), does this not with characters but with the Humongous Mecha instead, cutting both sides down to the bare essentials. Gone are all of Zeon's wacky one-off Super Prototypes; instead they just use the iconic Zaku II and 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). 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 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 as a Mid-Season Upgrade, but that's not much considering it's only a repaint of the original.
  • In the novelization of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games, Derpy is replaced with Trixie, likely to avoid mentioning her name.
  • Some storybook adaptations of Oliver & Company remove Georgette.
  • Oliver Twisted, a novel based on Oliver Twist which reimagines that story in a Hell on Earth setting, makes no mention of Monks, (originally Oliver's half-brother), the Maylies (originally Agnes' family, she is Agnes Brownlow instead in this story) or the magistrate and chimneysweep who appeared to Oliver's trial since it never happens, Brownlow immediately brings him into his coach after the chase when he sees that he's injured.
  • Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner omits Fred: A major character and Narrator All Along from Digital Devil Saga 2. This also happens to a number of Mauve Shirts from the first game, such as James Mason and the Hip Hop Brothers.
  • The Red Dwarf novel Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers replaces Captain Hollister with a female captain named "Kirk" (the name being a Shout-Out to the Captain from Star Trek: The Original Series).
  • The novel Thanos: Death Sentence opens with a Broad Strokes retelling of The Infinity Gauntlet. While the overall roster of heroes who challenge Thanos is already different, the two most significant absences from the battle are Adam Warlock 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.
  • Alan Brennert's short story adaptation of The Twilight Zone (1985) episode "Healer" omits Duende, the Mexican man who warns Jackie Thompson that he is misusing the healing stone.
  • Wing Commander's Player Character, Christopher Blair, is all but written out of most of the Wing Commander novels, save for Heart of the Tiger and The Price of Freedom, both novelizations of the games. The books instead tend to focus on the exploits of either Admiral Tolwyn, Jason Bondarevsky, or a number of Blair's wingmen from the games.
  • Some tie-in book adaptations of Wreckit Ralph remove the real video game cameos, such as the Bad-anon villains and Q*Bert.

  • The New Batman Adventures, Young Justice (2010), Titans (2018) and any other adaptations featuring Nightwing tend to ignore Superman's role in the character's originnote . It's especially noticeable since the Nightwing identity 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 Time Skip. It's still possible that Superman was involved. When asked, producer Greg Weisman admitted that they hadn't worked out all the details of how Dick chose the name "Nightwing." Similarly, in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Dick's becoming Nightwing is literally just Batman suggesting the name out of the blue.
  • Batman adaptations featuring Bane tend to loosely adapt parts of Knightfall, usually the iconic scene where he defeats Batman and breaks his back. However, to date, almost none of them have featured Jean-Paul Valley (a.k.a. Azrael), the young man who becomes the new Batman and ultimately defeats Bane after Bruce is paralyzed. Instead, the adaptations will usually either have Bruce himself take down Bane in a rematch (The Batman, The Dark Knight Rises) or tease the back-breaking moment but have Bruce avoid it in the end (Batman: The Animated Series).
  • Pretty much every retelling of how Captain America was found and unfrozen (Captain America (1990), The Ultimates, Ultimate Avengers, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Captain America: The First Avenger, ect.) has omitted Namor, the one who caused his frozen body to be found in the first place.
  • Power Records's book and audio record adaptation of Escape from the Planet of the Apes omits Dr Milo. Zira and Cornelius are instead the only occupants of the spaceship and it is Cornelius who susses out that he and Zira have travelled back in time.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • Ant-Man and The Wasp were left out of The Avengers (2012) and had their spots as founders taken by Hawkeye and Black Widow. Joss Whedon tried to include Wasp as part of the team, but had to write her out of the script.
    • Avengers: Age of Ultron:
      • Tony Stark creates Ultron instead of Hank Pym, Ultron's creator in the comics.
      • Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch's father Magneto and the term "mutant" do not appear, due to 20th Century Fox owning the X-Men 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.
      • Ultron's body was originally built of the indestructible metal adamantium. Since adamantium is more associated with Wolverine and the X-Men franchise (who, as mentioned, belonged to Fox at the time), Ultron instead builds a new body out of vibranium, the equally resistant element that constitutes Captain America's shield.
      • In comics, The Vision's mind is a copy of the mind of Wonder Man, and has to struggle with having a human mind in a robotic body. In the film, Wonder Man does not exist and neither does that special relationship, as J.A.R.V.I.S. was already an artificial intelligence to begin with.
      • Likewise, the Vision was created by Professor Phineas Horton from the remains of the Golden Age Human Torch. In the movie, his body is instead created from scratch by Helen Cho.
    • Too many characters to count in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Listing all of the characters from The Thanos Quest and The Infinity Gauntlet 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 seeking Death's love to trying to prevent a massive Overpopulation Crisis.
      • Adam Warlock, 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 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 Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, Cyclops and Uatu the Watcher don't show up.
      • Many of the Avengers, such as Quasar, She-Hulk and Namor, as they hadn't been introduced in the MCU by that point.
      • Thanos' brother Starfox and Mephisto, who served as an ally to Thanos.
    • Black Panther (2018):
      • T'Challa's two most famous love interests, Monica Lynne and 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 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'Challa has any siblings other than Shuri.
    • Though he does appear near the end of the film, Nick Fury is replaced by Captain America as the leader of the Howling Commandos in Captain America: The First Avenger. This is likely due to the fact that Fury apparently does not possess his comic counterpart's slowed aging in the movies, and thus would be too young to be a veteran of World War II. The fact that Fury is black in the movies might also have complicated things given the institutionalized racism a black soldier would've faced in the 1940s.
      • Baron Zemo is replaced by one of Arnim Zola's HYDRA mooks as the "killer" of Bucky Barnes.
      • Captain America: The Winter Soldier revealed that the Falcon's winged flight suit was commissioned by the U.S. Air Force, with supplementary material clarifying that the military ordered it from Stark Industries. This is in contrast to the comics, where the Falcon's wing suit was created by Black Panther.
      • Barring a Retcon in a future film, it would seem that the first and last of the three replacement Caps who filled in for Steve while he was frozen (William Nasland and William Burnside) have been adapted out as well. The second replacement Cap, Jeffery Mace, does appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Coulson's successor as the head of the agency once it's reinstated as an official agency.
    • Daredevil (2015):
      • Ben Urich doesn't work for the Daily Bugle, as Sony had not yet made the deal to bring Spider-Man into the MCU when the show was in production. This also necessitated the creation of a new editor-in-chief named Mitchell Ellison, who functionally served as a replacement for J. Jonah Jameson.
      • As mentioned in the Age of Ultron section, the MCU could not use adamantium due to its association with the X-Men franchise. This meant that the material Professor Oyama used to reinforce Bullseye's skeleton had to be changed from adamantium to cogmium, a much more obscure fictional metal from the Marvel Comics Presents anthology.
    • The vast majority of the characters featured in the Civil War (2006) comic don't appear in the movie adaptation, since the MCU has far fewer superheroes to pick from.
    • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: The Illuminati make their debut in the film, and while traditional members Doctor Strange, Mister Fantastic, Professor X and Black Bolt all appear, Iron Man, Black Panther and Namor do not. Robert Downey Jr.'s retirement from the franchise in 2019 likely contributed to the omission of Iron Man, while Namor had still not yet been introduced in film of any form at the time the movie was made (Mister Fantastic and Professor X were also new introductions to the MCU, but would be known to general audiences from their own separate film continuities). Black Panther, meanwhile, was likely left out due to the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman in 2020. In their place, Multiverse of Madness used two side characters who had taken the place of major heroes in their Alternate Universe: Peggy Carter in Captain America's role, and Maria Rambeau as Captain Marvel.
    • Eternals omitted Zuras, the leader of the Eternals from the comics. He originally was going to appear, but was cut due to the film already having too many characters. Consequently, his role as the Prime Eternal was given to Ajak.
    • The two Guardians of the Galaxy 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 latter of whom could not be used due to legal issues).
    • Carol Danvers and Scott Lang don't appear in Jessica Jones (2015), and Carol's role as Jessica's blond best friend is taken by Trish Walker. Jessica's schoolgirl crush on 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).
    • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings omits Sir Denis Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie from the original Fu Manchu novels, who couldn’t be used anyway due to legal reasons. Fu himself is made into a Composite Character with the Mandarin, while his daughter Fah Lo Suee is renamed Xialing. Leiko Wu and Clive Reston are also absent.
  • In the Mass Effect Expanded Universe, it's fairly common for Commander Shepard to be entirely absent, due to the very customizable nature of the character (in terms of gender, ethnicity, background, and major plot decisions). The writers tend to take it as an opportunity to flesh out the wider universe instead.
  • In the original Noob webseries, an Evil All Along character was introduced under the context's equivalent of a fake identity that lasted a few episodes. The novel and comic first show the character under her real identity. The fake one is mentioned in the novel, but seemingly completely disappeared in the comic before briefly showing up in a comic-only subplot.
  • For the sake of simplicity, this is very common for characters who either originated in or have important backstory elements tied to Crisis Crossovers:
  • In the original X-Men comics, Professor Xavier was crippled by an alien named Lucifer. Starting with X-Men: The Animated Series, and going through Ultimate X-Men and X-Men: First Class, Lucifer is replaced with Magneto, the latter two having it connected to their falling out.note 
  • In The Count of Monte Cristo, protagonist Edmond Dantes is framed for treason by four men-Danglars, Fernand Mondego, Gaspard Caderousse and Gerard de Villefort. Caderousse is often left out of many adaptations due to his secondary role in the plot against Dantes (he drunkenly encourages Fernand and Danglars to do it and later says nothing to save Dantes even though he knows the truth) and his implied motive for hating Dantes (his jealous at Dantes's prosperity) is redundant as Danglars shares it.

  • In !HERO: The Rock Opera, which is based on The Four Gospels, its version of Jesus' (Hero) other disciples are adapted out of the album's story, leaving us with only Jude (Judas Iscariot) and Petrov (Simon Peter).


  • The Breath of Fire III Audio Adaptation drops entire arcs out of the Childhood Chapter, which led to characters such as Rei, Teepo, Palet and the entire Tournament Arc not featuring in there.
  • Dimension X:
    • "Pebble in the Sky":
      • Joseph Schwarz is removed from this adaptation of Pebble in the Sky. His role in causing Dr Arvardan and Pola Shekt to meet in the mall is given to her father, Dr Shekt. His role in forcing Balkis to be imprisoned by the Outsiders is accomplished by Arvardan's attack against a soldier. His role in stopping the virus from being spread to the Empire? Gone.
      • The (unnamed) High Minister is removed from office in this adaptation of Pebble in the Sky. In his place is Balkis, given the title along with the power he already had.
      • The Synapsifier, Dr Shekt's device, is removed from the story. Dr Shekt is now one of the scientists who worked directly on the virus, all Psychic Powers are removed from the story.
      • Natter, the agent who observes Dr Arvardan on his flight to Chica and helps Schwartz escape the Radiation Fever soldiers, no longer appears in the story, to help cut down on the subplots.
    • In H. Beam Piper's "Time and Time Again", the Hartleys have a German housekeeper named Mrs Stauber, who doesn't appear at all in the adaptation, episode thirty-nine of Dimension X.
  • The BBC's 2012 audio adaptation of Through the Looking Glass omits Lily. So when Alice asks why she is being assigned the role of White Pawn, the Red Queen tells her to keep quiet.
  • The BBC's radio adaptation of Tintin adventures Destination Moon and Explorers On The Moon omit Thomson and Thompson. Consequently, Jorgen is solely responsible for the oxygen being used up too fast on the rocket.
  • The Wacky Musical Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Intergalactical Magical Radio is an Audio Adaptation of The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald, but makes no mention of Sundae or the McNuggets and replaces Tika and Franklin with a different group of children. In contrast, the Fry Kids are featured in spite of the video series dropping them after the very first video "Scared Silly".
  • X Minus One: In episode thirty-seven, an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's "C-Chute":
    • The original story included a sixth passenger, Ben Porter. Porter is a businessman who attempted to purchase alien vegetables, only a little older than Leblanc.
    • The original story also included a map of Earth in the control room. It was part of the Central Theme, showing how homesick Mullen is. No mention of it is made in this adaptation, so Mullen and Stuart never talk about the cities they are from.

  • Yahwism is an extinct pagan religion which was practiced in the Levant thousands of years ago. It had a hierarchy of gods, with Top God Yahwe and his wife Asherah at the top, filling the standard sky father and mother goddess roles; a second tier of gods below them who filled the typical pagan god roles, i.e. War God, God of Thunder, etc.; and a third tier of minor deities. Most religious scholars believe that Yahwism evolved into early Judaism, with Yahwe becoming the Jewish/Christian/Islamic God, the minor deities becoming Biblical Angels and Asherah and the second tier being discarded as "false gods" worshipped by the Israelite's rival tribes.

  • Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well takes place during a shorter time frame than the short story from The Decameron on which Shakespeare based his play. Therefore, the twin boys Helena gives birth to don't appear in the play, since the play ends before she can give birth.
  • The Screen-to-Stage Adaptation of Anastasia leaves out Rasputin and Bartok, going for a story closer to reality. They are replaced by Gleb, a general sent by the Bolshiveks to find and kill Anastasia.
  • The Bleach Musical was adapted for stage from Bleach but left out several important characters. The most important characters they left out were Orihime Inoue and Uryuu Ishida, both of them being vital to later arcs.
  • Camelot:
    • The Musical is an adaptation of The Once and Future King and cuts several characters from the source. The most notable are Orkney siblings, Elaine, Galahad, and Pellinore's entire family.
    • Morgan le Fey is absent from many modern productions.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:
    • The Golden Ticket (an opera) drops both of Charlie's parents, Mr. Gloop, Mrs. Salt, Mrs. Beauregarde, and Mr. Teavee.
    • The 2013 stage musical drops Mrs. Salt and Mrs. Beauregarde — both Veruca and Violet are rather clearly daddy's girls for the change — though the latter is mentioned in passing in Violet's introductory song.
  • The Musical version of Chicago eliminated the role of Jake, a reporter who served as the Audience Surrogate.
  • Super Danganronpa 2: The Stage omits the Twilight Syndrome Murder Case video game and its characters, The Wizard of Monomi film (both of which were motives in their respective chapters), Mechamaru (Nekomaru is Killed Off for Real after the 3rd class trial), the Sparkling Justice subplot from chapter 2, and finally, Makoto, Kyoko and Byakuya in the Last Class Trial.
  • Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School The Stage eliminates the cast of Danganronpa 2 from the plot. Their Big Damn Heroes moment is given to Kyoko, Daisaku, Koichi and Sosuke, all of whom were resucitated from their poisoned states by Aoi with Seiko's antidote (only Kyoko was saved in the anime, by Mikan).
  • In Death Note: The Musical, 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 omitted and both Light and L die at the same time.
  • The Desert Song: Benny and Susan are absent from all movie versions except the 1929 one (in which Benny is played as Ambiguously Gay).
  • Dirk, the stage adaptation of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, drops the Monk and his horse, partly to simplify the timeline of events (in the novel, the Monk spends most of the story off on his own doing things that only become significant in retrospect) and partly because incorporating a live horse was beyond the resources of the theatre that originally staged it.
  • In the 1920s Dracula 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.
  • Julieta, Agustin, Camilo, and Antonio are all absent from the Disney On Ice adaptation of Encanto.
  • Noah Smith's stage version of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde omits Sir Danvers Carew, the gentleman whose murder makes Hyde publicly notorious in the novel. His death is given to Enfield, a minor character in the novel who is given a more significant role in the play.
  • In Falstaff, the Verdi opera based on The Merry Wives of Windsor, Justice Shallow, Slender, Sir Hugh Evans and Master Page are all eliminated, as is Nym, who was little more than a Continuity Cameo in Shakespeare's play.
  • In the musical version of Frozen (2018), 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.
  • There were originally six greasers in Grease, but the number was shortened to five when the show was tweaked for Broadway audiences. The principal of Rydell High and a few other characters were also cut. A remake of this version (titled The Original Grease) was produced in 2011 and re-instated some of the scrapped characters, with the exception of the principal.
  • Hamilton:
    • Several of Alexander's various relatives got cut. He had a brother named James who's not so much as mentioned. They got separated as children and James didn't follow him to America so he wasn't a big part of his life. One of his close friends, Edwards Stevens, is speculated to have been his half brother but neither he nor his (potentially their) father Thomas made the cut.
    • His wife, Elizabeth, was one of fifteen children despite only two sisters, Angelica and Peggy, being in the show. His mother in law was actually pregnant with the youngest when he and Eliza got married. Angelica even claims her father has no sons, despite that not being true in real life.
    • Alex and Eliza had eight children but only the oldest Philip is named. There are references to the other kids but it's never stated how many of them there are.
  • Hello, Dolly! dropped several supporting characters from The Matchmaker, including a couple more of Vandergelder's employees, a deaf and tactless maid and a drunken clerk.
  • In the theatrical adaptation of Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, P.S.: So Does May from the Junie B. Jones books, Junie B.'s little brother Ollie is mentioned, but not actually seen. Likely true for the productions of other titles from the series as well. This is most likely because all of the children are played by real kids and it would be more trouble than it's worth for a production of this type to try to cast a kid that young.
  • Land of Oz:
    • The original 1902 stage version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz removes the Wicked Witch of the West and Toto (who was replaced with a cow named Imogene).
    • The Wiz 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).
  • Les Misérables:
    • With The Thenardiers and their children, 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.
    • M. Gillenormand was cut from the musical.
  • The Screen-to-Stage Adaptation of The Little Mermaid adapts out Ursula's alter ego Vanessa, replacing her scene with an Idol Singer contest in which Eric attempts to identify the princess who saved him. In turn, the revised production drops Carlotta and gives her lines to Grimsby.
  • In Little Shop of Horrors Seymour is an orphan, when in the original film his mother was a major character.
  • The original Stratford production of Matilda included a classmate named Reginald, but he was cut from subsequent productions in order for there to be an even number of desks.
  • The stage adaptation of Mort skips the Librarian due to the difficulty the original production had getting an 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.
  • The first of the Naruto Live Spectacle theater productions condenses the entirety of part one of the 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.
  • The Nutcracker: In the original book, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, there are three Stahlbaum children: Louise, Fritz, and the little heroine, Marie. Most productions of the ballet omit Louise, leaving only Marie (or Clara, as she's often renamed) and Fritz.
  • In the musical version of Oliver Twist, Oliver!, Monks and the Maylies are omitted.
  • In Orfeo ed Euridice, unusually for an adaptation of the Orpheus myth, Hades and Persephone don't feature at all, with Cupid relating the conditions to Orpheus before the journey begins and Orpheus encountering the Furies and Cerberus in in the Underworld.
  • In order to concentrate on the main love triangle, the musical version of The Phantom of the Opera left out several side characters, most notably Raoul's older brother Philippe and the mysterious Persian—the latter's function as Raoul's guide into the Phantom's realm was assumed by Mme. Giry.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams's adaptation of The Pilgrim's Progress leaves out Faithful and brings the protagonist to Vanity Fair by himself.
  • Pinocchio: The Musical streamlines the plot removing a third of the events from the original book. As a result a lot of characters (the farmer that takes Pinocchio as a replacement guard dog, the weasels, the giant snake, the Green Fisherman, the old snail who serves as the Blue Fairy's housekeeper...) are removed.
  • The Dubai version of Pokémon Live! cut out Professor Oak and Delia Ketchum. This meant that a large portion of the plot, which involved Delia, was scrapped as well.
  • When The Producers was adapted into a stage musical of the same name, Lorenzo St. DuBois, a hippie nicknamed LSD, was given this treatment. In the original film, he walks into the Springtime for Hitler auditions by mistake and is chosen to play Hitler by virtue of his utter lack of talent. LSD's So Bad, It's Good performance as Hitler plays a large role in the play's unintentional and unwanted success. In the musical, Franz Liebkind is chosen to play Hitler, but Roger De Bris is the one to perform the role onstage after Franz breaks his leg.
  • Gounod's opera Roméo et Juliette omits Lady Capulet, Lord and Lady Montague, Balthasar, Peter, Sampson, and various other minor characters, as well as adding a troublemaking Montague page named Stéphano.
  • The Musical of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 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.
  • For practical reasons, Luna, Artemis, and Diana are omitted from most of the Sailor Moon musicals. Luna and Artemis appeared in the first one where they were played by human actors in cat costumes, but were Brother Chucked after that. Diana never appeared in the musicals.
  • Shrek: The Musical:
    • In the UK version, The Magic Mirror is absent. Instead, Lord Farquaad gets the information he needs from The Gingerbread Man. A couple of fairy tale characters were also left out and replaced with characters that would be more recognisable to the UK audience.
    • The Magic Mirror also tends to be cut when it is performed in community theaters, because the Magic Mirror uses motion capture and most theaters can't afford that. Gingy, like above, gives the information.
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, a musical loosely based on the first two films of the Spider-Man Trilogy 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.
  • The operatic version of Street Scene, while preserving much of the Narrative Filigree 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.
  • In Stupid F—ing Bird, a modern take on The Seagull, Mash(a)'s parents and Sor(i)n's estate workers were deleted, while Sorin and Dr. Dorn were composited into Dr. Sorn.
  • 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.
  • The National Theatre's 2014 production of Treasure Island omits several of the crewmembers mentioned in the novel, with one notable omission being the first mate, Mr Arrow.
  • Wicked: Liir (Elphaba's son with 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 musical. The play also removes the Unnamed God and Lurline elements of the book, leading to a huge change in Nessarose's characterization.
  • The 2019 Seattle ACT Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet dropped Lady Montague and Balthazar, assigning the latter's roles to Benvolio.
  • Last Days of the Tsars omits two of the Romanov daughters, Tatiana and Maria, as well as Alexandra's lady-in-waiting, Anna Demidova, the latter being replaced by the fictional Ninja Maid Elizaveta.
  • Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular removes about three-quarters of the original series' cast, giving each segment just two or three species, usually due to cost and practicality. The entire second and fifth episodes are omitted, the first episode is cut down to just Plateosaurus and Liliensternus (which replaces the Coelophysis), the fourth episode is cut down to just Ornithocheirus and Utahraptor, while Brachiosaurus replaces Diplodocus as the protagonist of the second segment (probably because Diplodocus is longer than the arena itself).

  • Flick-to-Stick Bungees: The American Series 1 distributed by Jazwares borrows designs from Bionic Bungees, the European Series 2, and uses most of them... with the sole exception of the Ukeles clan, for some reason.

    Visual Novels 
  • The "Ultimate Talent Plan" mode of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony leaves out the Hope's Peak Saga's prequel and concluding casts, keeping it at only the visual novel installments. (There is an unlockable game board in which the Danganronpa 3 characters appear, but only as sprites with no meaningful interactions with the other characters.) Justified for the 3 cast, as it'd be hard to do the same friendships and Ship Tease present in the mode when they're the only adults in a group of teens. The mode also omits any mention of the spinoffs.
  • A Little Lily Princess: In the source material, Miss Minchin has a nicer, but less assertive younger sister named Amelia who is nowhere to be seen in the game. For instance, the scene in which Becky gifts Sara a pincushion with someone else's discarded brithday card attached to it is from the novel, but the card is initially thrown away by the younger Minchin sister, not the older one, who is the only one kept in the game.

  • In Avengers… Adventure!!!, the second half of The Incredible Hulk (this being a screencap Campaign Comic of the Marvel Cinematic Universe) ends up cut. In-universe, it's because Mark (Hulk's player) has concerns about the build. Out-of-universe, it's because the author had trouble finding clean enough screen caps.
  • The 13th Ghost of Scooby-Doo is based on The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, borrowing some elements from Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost 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 Miss Grimwood.
  • In The Glass Scientists, Utterson is reduced to a mere Easter Egg, as according to the author, an Audience Surrogate of a gothic horror would not make a good character, and his only function has been taken over by far more lively Jasper.
  • Megan Kearney's Beauty and the Beast: Beauty has no brothers in this version, but Virtue is married, like Beauty's sisters in Villeneuve's book. The magic mirror was replaced by the fountain, which also is the counterpart of the evil fairy from the original story.
  • The Team Fortress 2 webcomics will adapt out whichever team isn't the issues' focus (usually the BLU team) to avoid the Inexplicably Identical Individuals 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: Team Fortress.
  • Yellow Brick Ramble is a comic-slash-graphic-novel reimagining of the second Oz novel, The Marvelous Land of Oz, and the artist has changed and updated a lot of things from the original source. One change was to exclude the character Mr. H.M. Woggle-Bug T.E., because wogglebugs in general have been changed into one of Oz's main food animals. It would be a bit awkward to eat something that has human-level sapience, after all.

    Web Original 
  • In the Final Fantasy Relay, the Sealed Cave from Final Fantasy IV is skipped over. Instead, Cecil has the 8th Crystal due to a glitch, and when he walks in Kain betrays him as he does in the game.
  • Gaming All-Stars Remastered
    • G-Man, one of the primary antagonists in the The Ultimate Crossover, and a staple of Garry’s Mod animation, is nowhere to be found and replaced with Colonel Radec.
    • Wart and King K. Rool, whose introductory cutscene is completely cut out as well. The former is replaced with Smithy, which makes more sense considering he’s the one in charge of the Axem Rangers, not Wart, while the latter makes an appearance in Gaming All Stars 2 as Kaptain K. Rool.
    • Globox, Mumbo Jumbo, Ripto and Gulp all vanish due to their cutscene being removed. GASGM has confirmed the reason for this is because he made that scene last-minute, and felt it should be replaced with original content by the time they were wrapping up production on the Remastered series.
  • Certain minor/recurring characters from series such as Caillou and Dora the Explorer in 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, or due to said characters being difficult to create in GoAnimate.
  • Parodied in the Honest Trailer for Dragon Ball Evolution, in which Team Four Star guest-starred as the characters they play in Dragon Ball Abridged. Since it adapts Goku's early adventures, Vegeta was never supposed to appear in the film, yet he drops in to complain about that anyway. He quickly retracts his complaint when he sees what Yamcha looks like in it.
  • JoJo's Copyright-Free Adventures: Poco is not present in part 1, which is lampshaded multiple times.
  • The McBusters trilogy serves as a Whole-Plot Reference to Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II using the McDonaldland characters, but lacks representations of Gozer, Dana Barrett and Oscar. On the side of McDonald's mascots, no acknowledgement is made of Captain Crook, Officer Big Mac, Iam Hungry, Uncle O'Grimacey, the Professor or CosMc.
  • Pokémon Legends Neo: Ghetsis: The Pokémon that have trading as their sole evolution requirement don't exist in Neo-Kanto because the cataclysm forty years prior cut the setting off from the parallel worlds they used to trade Pokémon to for evolution. While species that needed to be traded with an item can now evolve solely with the item, the ones that evolved through trading alone have alternate evolutions they get through leveling up.
  • Stopmotion Chess: The Distant Prologue what explains the black and white armies fought each other for seven years is removed in the remixed version so the two armies start to just attack each other for no reason.
  • Tactical Cupcakes: Boyfriend and Girlfriend don't appear in the main series of videos, which instead focus on TC herself along with the various characters she meets.
  • The Shea Fontana iteration of DC Super Hero Girls omits a few DC characters.
    • Etrigan is shown to be a member of the Super Hero High faculty in the Hits and Myths tie-in graphic novel, but his origin depicts him as an evil demon being made good by Merlin without bonding him to Jason Blood, who isn't indicated to exist.
    • The only Doom Patrol-affiliated characters to appear are Beast Boy and Elasti-Girl. In regards to the rest of the classic roster, it is likely Robotman, Negative Man and the Chief were left out because the circumstances of the former two's origins and the last character's status of being a sociopathic control freak who created the Doom Patrol in the first place makes it impossible to market the characters towards the toyline's target demographic of young girls.
    • The only Metal Men ever shown are Lead, Iron and Platinum, the first two being scrapped before ever reaching the potential their creator Dr. Magnus hoped for and no acknowledgment whatsoever being made of Mercury, Gold, Tin, Nameless or Copper.
    • Hal Jordan and Jessica Cruz are the sole human representations of the Green Lantern Corps, with no sign whatsoever that Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner and Simon Baz exist in this continuity. In addition, while most of the other colors of the emotional spectrum are indicated to exist when Star Sapphire's ring is broken and various students and faculty of Super Hero High are infected with different shades of the emotional spectrum in "Mood Ring", Sinestro is the only shown Yellow Lantern, Bleez is the only Red Lantern to appear, no Lanterns affiliated with the Indigo Tribe or Orange Lantern Corps appear and the Blue Lantern Corps isn't even acknowledged.
    • Jessica Cruz in the comics inherited the ring of Hal Jordan's Crime Syndicate counterpart Power Ring before officially joining the Green Lantern Corps at the end of the Darkseid War storyline. This continuity cuts out the middleman and has her gain a Green Lantern ring right away without any involvement from the Crime Syndicate's Green Lantern equivalent.
    • No characters related to New Gods appear besides Granny Goodness, Lashina, Artemiz, Mad Harriet, Stompa, Speed Queen, Big Barda and Darkseid. It's particularly glaring that Big Barda's love interest Mister Miracle never shows up, as the franchise does acknowledge Wonder Woman, Carol Ferris and Mera's respective relationships with Steve Trevor, Hal Jordan and Aquaman.


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