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27 characters from teenage TV shows who disappeared


Look, the characters leave TV shows all the time. They are sent on a bus, go to college, or die. But every now and then, the characters will literally disappear… inexplicably into the air.

Here are 27 teenage characters who have all but disappeared and been rarely (if ever) mentioned again.

Spoilers ahead !!


Kendra, Terri, Dave, Wesley, Leia and Arlene from Degrassi: the next generation

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To be fair, a lot of actors just wanted to move on. But honestly, Degraded was always the worst with it. The Degrassi Black Hole has more kills than I can list!


And Darcy and Tori from Degrassi: the next generation

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Darcy moved to Africa “for a semester” and was never seen again, although her younger sister Clare became a main character in the series. Tori’s family would have moved at random, but then everyone seemed to forget that she had ever existed ??


Also, Snake and Spike’s son, Jack of Degrassi: the next generation


Spike gradually disappeared from the show as Emma grew older, but Jack hasn’t been seen since he was a toddler. Is he okay? Does Snake feed him?


Lindsay from CO

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She didn’t even show up at Caleb’s funeral and everyone, even her own sister, practically forgot that she existed.


Zach and Alex from CO


The two characters were there to briefly play love interests, then disappeared after Season 2.


Aria’s brother, Mike, from Pretty little Liars

Free form

He didn’t even come back for his sister’s wedding! (Although TBH, we can’t blame him.)


Adrianna Ty’s baby father 90210

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He went to the hospital to sign the adoption papers and never heard from again.


Lane’s boyfriend, Dave from Gilmore Girls

The BM

We know that Adam Brody is gone for CO, but we still wish Dave and Lane would end up together!


Sheri from 13 reasons why


Honestly, Seasons 3 and 4 would have been so much better if she had stayed. She and Clay had chemistry!


Tim from A hill with trees

The BM

He was introduced as Nathan’s best friend in Season 1 and then kind of passed out. He appeared briefly in a Season 5 episode, which was cute.


Jessie’s half-brother Eric from Saved by the Bell


Was he only in, like, one episode?


Kelly and Jessie from Saved by the Bell


To be fair, they made make an appearance for graduation, but they still disappeared for a strange period of time.


All parents on Elite (except for the mothers of Ander and Rebe)


Season 4 did not feature all of them! Omar and Nadia’s parents, Guzmán’s parents, Cayetana’s mom, Ander’s dad … Where did they go ??


Vanessa from Part of five (2020)

Free form

She was there as Emilio’s waitress and girlfriend for the first half of the season, then took a full dip after she and Emilio broke up. I mean, I don’t blame her, but still!


Scott, Serena and Dan’s half-brother from Gossip Girl

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There was a subplot in several episodes involving the child in love with Lily and Rufus. He returns in their lives for their wedding and is never mentioned again, despite having a romantic subplot with Vanessa.


Ethan from 90210

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Okay, so they technically explain this one, saying he’s leaving for Montana… but after that, Silver is still texting him, which leads him to break up with Dixon. And then he’s literally never mentioned or seen again.


Danny from Teen wolf


Danny was in the early seasons and became a fan favorite. When he was last seen he admitted he knew werewolves and we never saw him again, not even in the finale! Even if they brought Ethan, his sweetheart, back for the finale! Ugh.


Aaron Rose, Serena’s boyfriend and Blair’s half-brother, from Gossip Girl

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I mean, thank goodness he’s gone, because he’s one of the most boring characters ever. But he goes on vacation with Serena, and then that’s it. Serena briefly mentions that they broke up in the next episode – but Aaron is literally Blair’s half-brother and he’s never mentioned again.


Robin, Sue’s baby, from Joy


She was only seen twice after birth, and then was mentioned a total of five times in the show’s last two seasons. Sue was a single mom and a main character – how did we never see her baby ?? Was she still there?


Donna’s sisters, Tina and Valerie This 70s show


Okay, so Valerie never appeared – she was only mentioned. But Donna’s younger sister Tina actually appeared in one episode! Fez tried to hit on her! And then later, Donna was suddenly an only girl.


Alex’s best friend Jesse on Buffy the vampire slayer

The BM

So Jesse made die onscreen, but that’s no excuse for never being mentioned again. Alex is one of the three main characters and his other best friend (who was clearly friends with Willow too) maybe, I don’t know, deserves a mention or two in later episodes ?? Alex literally killed him!


Jamie, Bonnie’s adopted half-brother The vampire diary

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It looked like they were going to make Jamie a true love for Bonnie, but he just disappeared. He was cute too!


Minkus and M. Turner from Boy meets the world

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Minkus was a major supporting character in Season 1 and then just didn’t seem to exist in Season 2. Likewise, Mr. Turner was a great character in Seasons 2-4 and then disappeared. Playing on that, the show got Minkus back on graduation day and made a joke about his absence, saying he was in a different part of the school the whole time with Mr. Turner.


Mikayla, Hannah’s rival from Hannah montana

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Not only was Mikayla Hannah’s rival, but she also befriends Miley. Except that she was never seen again.


Gigi, the bad girl of the Wizards of Waverly Place

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She was that big bad girl in seasons 1 and 2 and then she just disappeared. His friends / buddies have never been seen again either.


Waverly and Santiago de Friday night lights


Smash and Waverly were still dating when Waverly last appeared. Then it’s as if it never existed. Ditto with Santiago. He was gone for Season 3 and, to my memory, was never mentioned again, despite being a major character in Season 2.


And finally, Pete Wentz from A tree hill

The BM

We realize that Pete Wentz is a real person who still exists, but his tenure as a character on A hill with trees ended abruptly and without explanation, and Peyton dating a literal celebrity was never mentioned again. She was supposed to visit him, then used the ticket to visit Jake instead and we never heard from him again.

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