Does someone leave without saying goodbye?

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Is someone abandoned by someone they love or care about? Does a character leave for a long period of time without telling the others or saying goodbye?
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Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
139
No
1
12
Max ends up going to Freddy's Pizzeria and dies, and is never heard from again, along with a few others.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
84
No
5
5
artsfartz
Several times
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
70
No
7
0
AverageInternetUser
Yes
5
TBN1994
(Major spoilers) in the final sequence in district 12, Lucy leaves the cabin stating she’s going to collect food. But it’s heavily implied she’s actually leaving as she’s realised at best he’s going to abandon her or at worst, kill her. (The other interpretation, less likely in my mind, she was genuinely gathering food and his paranoid caused him to follow her outside)
Movie Report
Yes
46
No
4
8
Anonymous
This is getting into spoilers, but the protagonist tries to purchase a gift for one of the characters, only to find that they have tricked him and skipped town. It is a very sad scene, and I found it emotional.
YouTube • 2023 Report
Yes
45
No
0
7
BonEpic
With the most recent arc, the eggs/children all disappear suddenly without warning, not being able to say goodbye to their parents.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
42
No
4
3
PastelOverlord
[Major spoilers] the mc does not get to say goodbye at the end bc she dies, so there is no way for her to do so.
Movie • 1993 Report
Yes
39
No
6
26
gbtbag
About six million people.
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
39
No
2
4
RamonaRamone
Multiple times, too many to break down. Especially if you interpret “leaving” as dying,

More than once a person storms or runs away from the character, then there’s a death. So that’s a double-whammy.
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
37
No
11
4
ak9277
S2
 E2
Oluwande leaves Zheng to be with the rest of the crew.
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
36
No
2
3
spencerinjection
SPOILER

A character leaves and promises to bring help. It is left ambiguous what happens after. (What happens after is revealed in other movies in the series)
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
36
No
2
Video Game Report
Yes
34
No
0
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
32
No
0
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
25
No
1
5
dontkillanimals
the daughter disappears on her free will in the middle of the night
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
24
No
2
2
HoppipHarvest
In the pilot, Pomni tries to leave the digital circus without saying goodbye to the others. (It doesn’t work.)
Movie • 1997 Report
Yes
23
No
0
2
Everyone who died left without saying goodbye
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
23
No
0
0
Pantalones
Wonka gets on a boat to the North Pole without telling anyone, but it's as part of a deal to save/protect them.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
21
No
0
0
blooblebobble
S2
 E2
SPOILERS S2 FINALE!!! both main characters have a fight and one leaves without proper goodbye.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
20
No
1
1
Bluesalamander
There is a story told with shadow puppets of children being abandoned to die.
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
20
No
1
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
19
No
7
1
jamieblazej
S1
 E1
Rose goes with the Doctor and doesn’t say goodbye to her mother.
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
19
No
0
1
hall
Technically? Something very similar is a major story element.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
19
No
3
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
19
No
0
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
18
No
3
0
FrogMann
S1
 E1
The plot of season one is then looking for their dad who has just up and disappeared
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
18
No
6
2
greenseaturtle
Natsuko wanders off into the woods without saying goodbye to her husband or stepson. Mahito follows her, also without saying goodbye or telling anyone where he is going. Both are alive and safe at the end of the film.

In another sense of the word "leaving", Mahito's mother dies in a firebombing without her family with her.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
18
No
0
0
adriaaan
S1
 E1
In the past. Maeve says her brother left without saying goodbye when he return
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
18
No
1
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
18
No
0