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22nd May '16 12:27:57 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Asuka and Shinji do this when they start living together, and they talk each other about their missing mothers.
7th May '16 12:09:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}''

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}''''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''



* ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', George is about to send Max's troublemaking friend Ricky home to his mother, only to find that like him, the mother is an alcoholic and the father abandoned them. Rather than leave Ricky with his mother (who is obviously very drunk), he offers to let him stay over for a few days and winds up arranging Ernie to be his foster parent.

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* ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', George is about to send Max's troublemaking friend Ricky home to his mother, only to find that like him, the mother is an alcoholic and the father abandoned them. Rather than leave Ricky with his mother (who is obviously very drunk), he offers to let him stay over for a few days and winds up arranging Ernie to be his foster parent.
6th May '16 12:24:04 PM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'':
** In chapter 8, Shinji and Asuka talk about their respective mothers' demises and how they feel about their loss, and as a result of it, their relationship improves.
** Asuka didn't like [[spoiler:Keiko]] and she thought that that girl shouldn't be a pilot. In chapter 9, [[spoiler:Keiko]] reveals that she lost her mother and explains how she dealed with it, and both girls make a connection.
27th Apr '16 1:07:19 AM Tron80
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* In chapter 4 of ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'', Shinji talks Asuka about his parent issues: he tells her how his mother died when he was a little child, his father foisted him on a caretaker alleging that he was protecting him, and he doesn't get along well with his father's girlfriend. After hearing his history, Asuka reflects that they're NotSoDifferent after all.



* ''{{Footloose}}'' has a minor variation; Ren has a DisappearedDad, and Ariel has a dead brother. They bond over this while [[ItMakesSenseInContext screaming at a train]]. Ren and Reverend Moore (Ariel's father) also later have this scene together for a moment to establish that they are NotSoDifferent.
* ''{{Jumanji}}'' had Alan Parrish talking with Judy and Peter about their dead parents after learning his own parents have died.
* One of these leads to TheReveal in ''TheParentTrap''.

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* ''{{Footloose}}'' ''Film/{{Footloose}}'' has a minor variation; Ren has a DisappearedDad, and Ariel has a dead brother. They bond over this while [[ItMakesSenseInContext screaming at a train]]. Ren and Reverend Moore (Ariel's father) also later have this scene together for a moment to establish that they are NotSoDifferent.
* ''{{Jumanji}}'' ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' had Alan Parrish talking with Judy and Peter about their dead parents after learning his own parents have died.
* One of these leads to TheReveal in ''TheParentTrap''.
''Film/TheParentTrap''.
23rd Apr '16 7:54:35 AM Tron80
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* During the AfterTheEnd episodes of ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Shinji and Asuka's relationship strengthened -among other things- because they opened up to each other and talked about their respective mothers' loss.
14th Apr '16 3:37:38 AM Tron80
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\n* In the seventh chapter of ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', Shinji and Asuka do this. Shinji told her that his father abandoned him after his motherís death and then he asked her what her parents were like. She replied that they were dead, and they talked about how they lost their respective parents.

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29th Mar '16 2:35:33 AM Tron80
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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi and Asuna smooth out some initial conflict by bonding over their mutual parentlessness.

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi and Asuna smooth out some initial conflict by bonding over their mutual parentlessness.



* In ''DragonballZ'', this is how Gohan and Videl get to know each other personally, as opposed to just being crime-fighting martial artists.

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* In ''DragonballZ'', ''Anime/DragonballZ'', this is how Gohan and Videl get to know each other personally, as opposed to just being crime-fighting martial artists.



* In Fanfic/FlyFree, [[Anime/OnePiece Robin]] helps a lot of the [[{{Anime/Naruto}} messed up kids in Konoha]] by sharing parts of her past or things she's encountered. In Sasuke's case, it was this paired with their over-arching standing of being the [[SoleSurvivor Sole Survivors]] of their respective homes (the Uchiha for Sasuke and Ohara for Robin).

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* In Fanfic/FlyFree, [[Anime/OnePiece Robin]] ''Fanfic/FlyFree'', Robin helps a lot of the [[{{Anime/Naruto}} [[Manga/{{Naruto}} messed up kids in Konoha]] by sharing parts of her past or things she's encountered. In Sasuke's case, it was this paired with their over-arching standing of being the [[SoleSurvivor Sole Survivors]] of their respective homes (the Uchiha for Sasuke and Ohara for Robin).




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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', after challenging Asuka to a duel and winning, Shinji demanded that she told him why she was always so hurt and angry. Asuka told him about her mother's death -which reminded Shinji of his own mother's death-, and he told her that he was an orphan, too. Their relationship got better since that point on, and they eventually got together.
28th Mar '16 6:09:45 AM Tron80
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* Shinji and Asuka in ''FanFic/AdviceAndTrust'', which helps solidify their RelationshipUpgrade.

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* Shinji and Asuka in ''FanFic/AdviceAndTrust'', which helps solidify their RelationshipUpgrade.
RelationshipUpgrade. They started bonding when Shinji mentioned that his father abandoned him right after his mother's death... and Asuka muttered that the same thing happened to her.
27th Mar '16 12:45:23 PM Jake
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* Shinji and Asuka in ''FanFic/AdviceAndTrust'', which helps solidify their RelationshipUpgrade.
10th Mar '16 4:31:45 PM Eievie
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->'''Frank:''' I never like it when people tell me, ''Sorry about your mom.\\

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->'''Frank:''' I never like it when people tell me, ''Sorry "Sorry about your mom.\\"\\



* In ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', [[Anime/MaiHime Mai and Nao]] chance upon each other in the hospital, where Mai visited Takumi and Nao visited her comatose mother; Mai learns about Nao's comatose mother at this point. However, one thing that helps them come to an understanding with each other over time is the contrasts between them- Mai has taken care of Takumi since her parents' deaths while Nao has no one of the sort, and Nao's mother could one day awaken from her coma- realizing the difference in their circumstances helps them understand the other and see their own past decisions in a new light.

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* In ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', [[Anime/MaiHime Mai and Nao]] chance upon each other in the hospital, where Mai visited Takumi and Nao visited her comatose mother; Mai learns about Nao's comatose mother at this point. However, one thing that helps them come to an understanding with each other over time is the contrasts between them- Mai them--Mai has taken care of Takumi since her parents' deaths while Nao has no one of the sort, and Nao's mother could one day awaken from her coma- realizing coma--realizing the difference in their circumstances helps them understand the other and see their own past decisions in a new light.



* [[Series/{{Merlin}} Merlin]] and Gwaine do this over their deceased fathers.
** For that fact, same could be said about Merlin who has a DisappearedDad and Arthur who has a MissingMom.

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* [[Series/{{Merlin}} Merlin]] ''Series/{{Merlin}}''
** Merlin
and Gwaine do this over their deceased fathers.
** For that fact, same could be said about Merlin who has a DisappearedDad and Arthur who has a MissingMom.
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