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Tropes pertaining to anything the creators of a work seemingly abandoned or forgot existed.


  • Aborted Arc: An ongoing storyline is abruptly abandoned.
  • Absent Animal Companion: Pets tend to show up in one episode of an episodic series, and disappear forever the next.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: A character disappeared from the work with no explanation.
  • Dead Fic: Fanfiction that was prematurely ended.
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  • Kudzu Plot: Many plot threads are started at once, and are not resolved for a long time, if at all.
  • Left Hanging: A story ended with some serious plot threads left unresolved.
  • Orphaned Series: A work ended prematurely because the creator doesn't want to or can't work on it any longer.
  • Out of Focus: One character got the spotlight, and then others tend to disappear or fade into the background.
  • Red Herring Twist
  • Series Continuity Error: Events in a story that contradict previous explicitly established canon.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Sandwich: A character gets his food but never eats it.
  • Vaporware: A work that's always Coming Soon! without ever actually arriving.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: A minor plot point or character disappeared from the work without resolution.