Arc-Exclusive Characters are side-characters that mentioned in a certain arc in a novel but never make another appearance in other arcs. Usually, they are used as a plot device to push forward the story. I don't have a problem with that, but when authors give them too much spotlight in one arc so that they can be forgotten in the next arc, it makes me grumpy. What are your thoughts about Arc-Exclusive Characters, guys? And tell me your favorite forgotten side characters? OP will be away, I'll check this thread tomorrow... maybe I can get new reading materials out of this. Bye!