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    Updated on Jun 25, 2020. Posted on Jun 21, 2020

    19 Characters From TV Shows Who Disappeared As If They Never Existed

    One minute they're there, then *poof*, they're gone.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which characters from TV shows randomly disappeared. Here are some of the characters who people did not forget existed:

    1. Danny Kessler from Lizzie McGuire

    Disney Channel

    "He was the original heartthrob on the show and then he randomly disappeared and suddenly Ethan Craft was the new crush."


    2. Ben Geller from Friends


    "I get that he wasn't one of the most important characters, but he was Ross's son! It's just weird that he completely vanished after Season 8. Of course, there's that crazy fan theory suggesting that Ross lost custody of Ben, but we all know that it was just poor writing and they completely forgot about him after Emma was born."


    3. Scott Rosson, Serena and Dan's half brother, from Gossip Girl

    The CW

    "He's Lily and Rufus's son. They made such a big deal about him and then after they had some kind of a family reunion and all seemed well, he just vanished and was never mentioned again."


    4. Matt Rutherford, a member of the New Directions in Season 1 of Glee

    5. Joe Hart, Rory Flanagan, and Sugar Motta, members of the New Directions in Season 3 of Glee


    6. John Bennett, the father of Daya Diaz's child, from Orange Is the New Black


    7. Mr. Turner from Boy Meets World


    "He was a major character in Seasons 2 through 4 and then got in a motorcycle accident and was never seen again. They briefly mentioned him in the Season 5 graduation episode, saying he was on the 'other side of the school.' It was such a lame send-off for a great character."


    8. Nebula Lawrence, Topanga's sister, from Boy Meets World


    "She was there in Season 1, but then they completely forgot about her existence."


    9. Valerie Brown and Melody Valentine, Josie McCoy's best friends and bandmates in Riverdale

    The CW

    10. Sweet Pea from Riverdale

    The CW

    "He was only in Season 4 once at Jughead's 'funeral.' What even happened to all the Serpents?"


    11. Terri McGreggor from Degrassi: The Next Generation


    "They made her a survivor of domestic abuse, then her attacker came back and put her in a coma. The next thing we hear, she’s okay and transferred schools. Like, what? It’s a shame they got rid of their one plus-size cast member. They could’ve done so much more with her."


    12. Alex Lesman, Lorelai’s boyfriend, from Gilmore Girls

    The WB / The CW

    "He seemed like a pretty cool guy and then he just disappeared."


    13. Abby Day, Jess's sister, from New Girl


    "She was there, then she wasn't. She was never even mentioned again."


    "Abby didn’t even go to Jess's wedding!"


    14. Cathy Simms from The Office


    "She had this random plotline about trying to sleep with Jim, and then after the failure of the Sabre store launch in Florida, she just didn't come back to Scranton and was never mentioned again."


    15. Tina Pinciotti, Donna's sister, from That '70s Show


    "She was mentioned and then later Donna randomly was referred to as an only child."


    16. Kayla Huntington Scavo, Tom's daughter, from Desperate Housewives


    "She left to live with her grandparents and was never talked about again."


    17. Ruby Lucas from Once Upon a Time


    "She was almost a main character and then was just gone and only mentioned a couple of times. She went from Snow’s best friend to being gone."


    18. Leah Murphy from Grey's Anatomy


    "I know she was initially fired from the hospital, but she came back in later seasons. Since she was hired back, she should be working there, but they totally forgot about her after that. WHERE IS SHE?"


    19. And Gwen Grandy from The Mindy Project

    Fox / Hulu

    "Mindy's best friend, Gwen, played by Anna Camp, disappeared. After the first season, they really stop pretending that Mindy had anything going on for her outside of the office and the people involved with it. There were several characters in the first season that just suddenly disappeared. I think there was a whole entourage of people in the office who were supporting characters that went away without any mention."


    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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