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Bulma: [holding phone] If you boys won't help me, that's no problem. I have other ways to get what I want.
Vegeta: Hey, wait! Who are you calling?!
Bulma: Oh, hi, sis!
Vegeta & Goku: Bulma has a sister?!

Fan Works

Twilight Sparkle: What are you talking about? Of course you've seen him before! He was there when we all celebrated Pinkie's birthday, don't you remember? And he was there when we all went to Cloudsdale together. And he showed up that one time Pinkie went insane for a day. (picture of Shining Armour taped onto those scenes) It's not like my brother just appeared out of thin air and now we're pretending that he was there the whole time.
Pinkie Pie: That never happened! Phhh, lazy writers...

Live-Action TV

Mels: I'm their best mate.
The Doctor: Then why don't I know you?

Video Games

"Ha haaaa! Fancy meeting you here, Princess. Remember me?"
Anthony Higgs, Metroid: Other M

Aunn: Oh, miss Marisa! Hello! Miss Reimu is out at the moment.
Marisa: Who the heck are you?
Aunn: Oh, don't be like that! I'm Komano the komainu! Although this is our first time talking.
Marisa: Is it, now.
Aunn: I may not look it, but I've been quietly protecting shrines and temples for quite some time now!

Web Original

"I don't know who Anisa is either, but it's heavily implied she became Jasmine's mother figure after she lost her actual one. If Anisa is that important, why have we not heard of her for 15 years? You can't just invent a character like this when so much already exists without her. Where was she at Jasmine's wedding?"

"When Caine Wise first appears in this movie, it really does feel like the film wants you to think, 'Ah, yes, my favorite character, Caine Wise. How we've grown with you over the years. I hope you succeed again, old friend'."
Mike Ryan on Jupiter Ascending

Leon: Maybe it's about time you told me the reason you're here?
The Dark Id (as Leon): You know, since you're an actual reoccurring character and not someone pretending to be one?

Web Video

Bruce: Ah, my old nemesis: Cheetah Lee.
Cheetah Lee: Um, who is this?
Bruce: You thought you had defeated me for good, but I, Bruce, fought back from the grave. I will take over the world and take my revenge on you!
Cheetah Lee: I don't think we've met.

Yugi: Those bullies are being mean to Gary Stu!
Joey: Who the hell is Gary Stu?
Yugi: I don't know, but apparently, he's my best friend.

"A new character is brought in without warning, and everyone acts like we've always known him. It's actually quite perplexing. Valve has done a great job making us empathize with all the major NPCs so far, so being introduced to a new one at this late stage is like coming home from school to find a walrus sitting at the family dinner table and you're the only one who seems to notice."
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw (on Arne Magnusson in Half-Life 2: Episode Two), Zero Punctuation

Nostalgia Critic: These two characters are Vexy and Hackus, played by Christina Ricci and J.B. Smoove. I'm introducing them to you because the movie forgot. We didn't see them made, we know nothing about them. We're just stuck with these two characters that never, ever got an introduction. *sighs* Don't you hate it when that happens, Bill?
Bill: (nods) Mmm-hmmmmm.
NC: *scoffs* That’s so Bill.

Silent Rip: Break into the Headquarters Playset? Impossible!
Crackotage: Maybe for us, but not for... my evil twin brother, Subtlefuge!
[music sting]
Silent Rip: Huh?
Gunhaver: Eh?
Crackotage: The leader of the Topplegangers!
[music sting repeats; Chirping Crickets]
Silent Rip: Uh...
Gunhaver: Still nothin'.
Crackotage: (impatiently) The sometimes-good-guys sometimes-bad-guys whose only loyalty is to the highest bidder?
[music sting repeats very slowly]
Silent Rip: (as if now remembering) Ohh!
Gunhaver: Yeah! And they can help us open a new restaurant!

Four: We're down to the final 5, folks!
Profily: Don't you mean Final 6?
Four: I absolutely didn't mean that. No.
Profily: What are you talking about? There are 6 of us left.
Four: Excuse me, what and who on earth are you?
Profily: Uh, the audience favorite? Profily? I've been one of the gang forever! Right guys?
Gelatin: Uh...yeah, Profily, uh...

Shining Armor: Hello! I'm a very important character who's just been introduced, and I'm marrying another very important character who's just been introduced who's also a princess and I'm the older brother of the main protagonist!
Twilight Sparkle: I literally have no idea who you people are.

Web Original

Taco: What the? Who are you?
Afterwards: Hm? I'm Afterwards. You guys have known me for years, remember?
Zanreo: Hmmm... nope, never seen you before.
Alivia: Me neither.
Tropers: The Series, Season 5 Episode 19, "THE SPACE JAIL ONE"

Western Animation

"Oh, uh, that's Minimoose, my other sidekick. Mm-hm. Yep. Been with me the whole time!"
Zim, Invader Zim, "The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever"


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