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
151
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
89
No
5
6
artsfartz
Several times
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
86
No
9
2
(SPOILERS) barbie leaves barbieland to become human, she doesn't say goodbye to anyone as she walks alongside ruth but all the other characters in barbieland wave goodbye to her
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 • 2019 Report
Yes
54
No
2
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
52
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 • 2023 Report
Yes
51
No
20
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.
Movie • 1993 Report
Yes
48
No
7
34
gbtbag
About six million people.
YouTube • 2023 Report
Yes
46
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
46
No
0
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
44
No
3
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)
TV Show • 2024 Report
Yes
44
No
12
0
BingletonCoochsmooch
In the last episode, Lucy's father leaves his daughter after a fight with Cooper.
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
41
No
2
5
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
39
No
11
4
ak9277
S2
 E2
Oluwande leaves Zheng to be with the rest of the crew.
Video Game Report
Yes
37
No
0
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
35
No
6
4
Dreamdust1600
It is very quickly mentioned that Charlies mother has been gone for 7 years with no contact
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
31
No
0
2
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.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
30
No
1
6
dontkillanimals
the daughter disappears on her free will in the middle of the night
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
28
No
0
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
26
No
6
0
FrogMann
S1
 E1
The plot of season one is then looking for their dad who has just up and disappeared
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
26
No
0
0
Amiliaaa
This happens semi-frequently throughout the series
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
26
No
0
3
blooblebobble
S2
 E2
SPOILERS S2 FINALE!!! both main characters have a fight and one leaves without proper goodbye.
YouTube • 2023 Report
Yes
25
No
3
3
HoppipHarvest
In the pilot, Pomni tries to leave the digital circus without saying goodbye to the others. (It doesn’t work.)
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
25
No
4
3
Zrsky
A character leaves in frustration
Movie • 1997 Report
Yes
25
No
0
2
Everyone who died left without saying goodbye
TV Show • 2024 Report
Yes
25
No
2
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
23
No
4
TV Show • 2010 Report
Yes
22
No
1
0
ikhouvanjou
S2
 E2
Otis gets betrayed and killed before being able to say goodbye to anyone
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
22
No
1
5
Mousestar369
One character commits suicide without leaving a goodbye note or anything of that nature.
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
22
No
0
3
hall
Technically? Something very similar is a major story element.