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23rd Apr '17 2:12:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries:''

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5th Apr '17 5:23:19 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/TheDifferentverse'': Scootaloo's mother entrusted her only child to her younger sister Derpy because she couldn’t give up her work and felt that Scootaloo deserved to have an actual mother figure rather than an absentee one. Scootaloo is aware of this pre-series, though it doesn’t come up until later.
2nd Apr '17 5:23:16 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''HunterXHunter''. Ging left Gon with his Aunt Mito while he was still a baby to further pursue his goals, but only because Mito took full custody and wouldn't let Gon see him. Even before knowing this though, Gon is actually encouraged to become a hunter because he's impressed that it was a job great enough for his father to leave him behind.

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* Subverted in ''HunterXHunter''.''Manga/HunterXHunter''. Ging left Gon with his Aunt Mito while he was still a baby to further pursue his goals, but only because Mito took full custody and wouldn't let Gon see him. Even before knowing this though, Gon is actually encouraged to become a hunter because he's impressed that it was a job great enough for his father to leave him behind.
11th Mar '17 2:28:23 PM nombretomado
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* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', the harper, having heard the story in ''The January Dancer'', knows that her father had an excellent reason -- but points out that her mother didn't know it.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', the harper, having heard the story in ''The January Dancer'', knows that her father had an excellent reason -- but points out that her mother didn't know it.
11th Feb '17 9:22:23 AM Guide
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** In the Star Village filler arc, Sumaru's parents attempt to steal the star in order to stop the star training that kills most of those who use it, but get discovered by the Hoshikage, who has them leave the village in order to watch over the star from afar and intervene if someone plans on using it again. Sumaru grows up thinking that his parents died defending the star; his father does die from the lingering effects star training, and his mother indicates that she can't stay with him if she could die at any time. His mother returns to steal the star when the star training resumes after Akahoshi kills the Hoshikage, and dies trying to recover the star.

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** In the Star Village filler arc, Sumaru's parents attempt to steal the star in order to stop the star training that kills most of those who use it, but get discovered by the Hoshikage, who has them leave the village in order to watch over the star from afar and intervene if someone plans on using it again. Sumaru grows up thinking that his parents died defending the star; his father does die from the lingering effects of star training, and his mother indicates that she can't stay with him if she could die at any time. His mother returns to steal the star when the star training resumes after Akahoshi kills the Hoshikage, and dies trying to recover the star.
4th Feb '17 2:45:44 PM ToApeiron
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** Played with in the Islands mini-series when is revealed through a flashback that [[spoiler: Martin didn't abandon Finn and his wife intentionally. A combination of his shady past catching up with him and forces beyond his control ended up separating him from both his wife and his son.]]
31st Jan '17 3:17:19 PM Phys101
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* In ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', the [[TheDragon Man with the Red Eyes]] comments that Meg's father hasn't been behaving rather fatherly. Meg defends him with this trope, saying that he was working for the government. He was on a top-secret mission -- learning about applied tessering.

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* In ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', the [[TheDragon Man with the Red Eyes]] comments that Meg's father hasn't been behaving rather fatherly. Meg defends him with this trope, saying that he was working for the government. He was on a top-secret mission -- learning about applied tessering. Of course, the real reason he wasn't with Meg's family was that [[spoiler:he was trapped on Camazotz by Red-Eyes, his fellow leaders, and IT]], and [[spoiler:trying to avoid being swallowed up mentally by IT]].
31st Jan '17 3:13:50 PM Phys101
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has Obi-Wan's infamous JediTruth, leading to [[LukeIAmYourFather the big reveal]]. But [[DisappearedDad Anakin]] had no choice but to "abandon" [[SeparatedAtBirth Luke and Leia]], because ''[[MuggleFosterParents he didn't even know that they were still alive]]''! As soon as he learned otherwise, [[WeCanRuleTogether he planned a nice family bonding experience so that they could get to know each other]]. And of course, Anakin didn't even know Padme had twins, so he was surprised to learn that Luke had a twin sister.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has Obi-Wan's infamous JediTruth, leading to [[LukeIAmYourFather the big reveal]]. But [[DisappearedDad Anakin]] had no choice but to "abandon" [[SeparatedAtBirth Luke and Leia]], because ''[[MuggleFosterParents he didn't even know that they were still alive]]''! As soon as he learned otherwise, [[WeCanRuleTogether he planned a nice family bonding experience so that they could get to know each other]]. And of course, Anakin didn't even know Padme had twins, so he was surprised to learn that Luke had a twin sister.sister -- a sister who was rather acquainted with Vader, and whom Vader even had interrogated with enhanced tactics in Film/ANewHope.


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* In ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', the [[TheDragon Man with the Red Eyes]] comments that Meg's father hasn't been behaving rather fatherly. Meg defends him with this trope, saying that he was working for the government. He was on a top-secret mission -- learning about applied tessering.
24th Jan '17 9:46:23 PM Harem-author
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* Averted in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. It seems like they're setting Gendo up for this one when, right before [[spoiler: he gets sucked into Instrumentality aka TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]], he explains his reasons for ignoring his son for like a decade, [[spoiler:mainly that he believed he would have been a horrible father and that Shinji would do better without him. Considering how badly Gendo screwed up his son when they did meet, he might have had a point]]. It's averted because: 1) It's way too late by then, and 2) his FreudianExcuse [[spoiler: and subsequent apology to his son]] don't really fly very well with anybody, and he seems well aware of the fact [[spoiler: as he dies]].

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* Averted in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. It seems like they're setting Gendo up for this one when, right before [[spoiler: he gets sucked into Instrumentality aka TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]], he explains his reasons for ignoring his son for like a decade, [[spoiler:mainly that he believed he would have been a horrible father and that Shinji would do better without him. Considering how badly Gendo screwed up his son when they did meet, he might have had a point]]. It's averted because: 1) It's way too late by then, and 2) his FreudianExcuse [[spoiler: and subsequent apology to his son]] don't really fly very well with anybody, and he seems well aware of the fact [[spoiler: as he dies]]. In addition, 3.) he dumped a 5-year-old boy with a couple of either distant relatives or complete strangers, depending on the adaptation, without any kind of explanation, knowing that under Japanese culture (at least as portrayed in-universe), the child, regardless of age, is universally condemned, and considered "cursed" for parental abandonment of any kind, including the parent's death, and that the foster family would go out of their way to ostracize Shinji, at best. This doesn't even go into what his idea of a reunion is.
23rd Jan '17 3:49:26 PM roxana
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** In [[Creator/MaryStewart Mary Stewart's]] Merlin trilogy Uther knows that Arthur is his but sends him away on Merlin's advice for Arthur's own safety and the security of future legitimate heirs (who are never born).
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