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23rd May '16 2:00:04 PM Doug86
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* {{Deconstructed}} on ''{{Everwood}},'' kind of. Before the series began, Andy was a famous surgeon who hardly ever spent any time with his kids (the show kicks off when his wife's death forces him to change). At one point, his son Ephram comments bitterly on the fact that, since his dad was always off saving lives, he can't even be angry at him without feeling like a bad person.

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* {{Deconstructed}} on ''{{Everwood}},'' ''Series/{{Everwood}},'' kind of. Before the series began, Andy was a famous surgeon who hardly ever spent any time with his kids (the show kicks off when his wife's death forces him to change). At one point, his son Ephram comments bitterly on the fact that, since his dad was always off saving lives, he can't even be angry at him without feeling like a bad person.
9th May '16 3:12:55 AM carterslab
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** Cyclops himself is eventually forced to abandon his baby son Nathan in a dystopian future in order to save his life, where he grows up to be ComicBook/{{Cable}}.
15th Apr '16 8:37:21 AM Tron80
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* In the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' story "Ah! Archfall!",Lind's farther [[spoiler:is actually the Almighty One.]] She was never told who her father was though and thinks that she was disowned by her mother for having just one wing. The actual reason for the abandonment was that she was his BASTARD daughter via one of his bodyguards [[spoiler:but being a little older than Belldandy and a pure goddess unlike Urd, Lind was set to become the next Almighty One. To have the bastard daughter as the Almighty would have been a major embarrassment for Heaven and so the Almighty was sworn to secrecy or he would have been stripped of his title and powers, while Lind and Valmeyar would both have been killed.]]

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* In the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' story "Ah! Archfall!",Lind's Archfall!", Lind's farther [[spoiler:is actually the Almighty One.]] She was never told who her father was though and thinks that she was disowned by her mother for having just one wing. The actual reason for the abandonment was that she was his BASTARD daughter via one of his bodyguards [[spoiler:but being a little older than Belldandy and a pure goddess unlike Urd, Lind was set to become the next Almighty One. To have the bastard daughter as the Almighty would have been a major embarrassment for Heaven and so the Almighty was sworn to secrecy or he would have been stripped of his title and powers, while Lind and Valmeyar would both have been killed.]]



"I guess he just lost interest after your Mom died. The bastard."\\

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"I -->"I guess he just lost interest after your Mom died. The bastard."\\
15th Apr '16 8:34:33 AM Tron80
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* In the Ah! My Goddess story "Ah! Archfall!",Lind's farther [[spoiler:is actually the Almighty One.]] She was never told who her farther was though and thinks that she was disowned by her mother for having just one wing. The actual reason for the abandonment was that she was his BASTARD daughter via one of his bodyguards [[spoiler:but being a little older than Belldandy and a pure goddess unlike Urd, Lind was set to become the next Almighty One. To have the bastard daughter as the Almighty would have been a major embarrassment for Heaven and so the Almighty was sworn to secrecy or he would have been stripped of his title and powers, while Lind and Valmeyar would both have been killed .]]

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* In the Ah! My Goddess ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' story "Ah! Archfall!",Lind's farther [[spoiler:is actually the Almighty One.]] She was never told who her farther father was though and thinks that she was disowned by her mother for having just one wing. The actual reason for the abandonment was that she was his BASTARD daughter via one of his bodyguards [[spoiler:but being a little older than Belldandy and a pure goddess unlike Urd, Lind was set to become the next Almighty One. To have the bastard daughter as the Almighty would have been a major embarrassment for Heaven and so the Almighty was sworn to secrecy or he would have been stripped of his title and powers, while Lind and Valmeyar would both have been killed .killed.]]


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* Subverted in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod''. When Shinji suggests that maybe his father had a good reason for ditching him, Asuka replies that that's dumb:
"I guess he just lost interest after your Mom died. The bastard."\\
"Don't call him that," Shinji said. "He's doing his best to save the world. I guess that has to take priority."\\
"That is NO excuse for how he treats you. I'd beat him down if he was my father and treated me like that. He wouldn't even let you live with him!"\\
"Maybe he knew I'd be better off here," Shinji said faintly.\\
Asuka started to reply, then wondered for a moment if Shinji was right. "You are better off here," she said. "With people who actually care if you live or die."
13th Apr '16 12:49:40 PM Wint
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* Manowar's song Defender opens with the reading of a letter explaining this.

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* Manowar's song Defender ''Defender'' opens with the reading of a letter explaining this.this.
---> "Father... Father! Father, I look up to [[MetalScream youuuuuu!!]]"
14th Feb '16 11:12:19 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''Little Sun'', Princess Celestia had to abandon her newborn foal [[spoiler: Sunset Shimmer]] so she wouldn't be negatively influenced by Canterlot nobles (like her nephew Prince Blueblood) and to keep her safe from the Nightmare Cult, an underground group dedicated to destroying Celestia in the name of Nightmare Moon.
12th Feb '16 9:23:23 PM YeOldeLuke
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*One of the major driving questions in ''[[Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers Chasing Seconds]]'' is why Junior's dad left his family to jump through the Einstein-Rosen bridge. [[spoiler:Turns out he was saving the human race from a deadly plague.]]
25th Dec '15 11:45:01 AM Berrenta
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* Airi's father in ''DevilSurvivor2'' had a ''very'' good reason - his investigations had ferreted out a highly dangerous AncientConspiracy (JP's), and it's implied that had he not faked his death and disappeared, JP's ''would'' have killed him.

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* Airi's father in ''DevilSurvivor2'' ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' had a ''very'' good reason - his investigations had ferreted out a highly dangerous AncientConspiracy (JP's), and it's implied that had he not faked his death and disappeared, JP's ''would'' have killed him.
18th Dec '15 3:46:52 AM Menshevik
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* This is the main theme of the ''KingArthur'' myth, where the young Arthur is given away by his father Uther Pendragon to be raised either by Merlin or Sir Ector. The reason for this varies depending on which version of the Arthur myth is read -- often it is [[BecauseDestinySaysSo because prophetic Merlin tells Uther he has to do this]]. Part of it depends on when you think Arthur was conceived. In Geoffrey of Monmouth's version this happened before the parents married, with Uther magically assuming the shape of Igraine's first husband Gorlois; in this case Arthur would have appeared to the world to be Gorlois' son, calling his legitimacy as Uther's heir into question. Thomas Malory, on the other hand, was obsessed with legitimacy and therefore stresses that Arthur was only conceived after the death of Gorlois and the wedding of Uther Pendragon and Igraine, necessitating a different rationale to explain why Arthur's claim to the throne had to be established by pulling the Sword from teh Stone (and anvil).

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* This is the main a big theme in literary treatments of the ''KingArthur'' myth, where the young Arthur is given away by his father Uther Pendragon to be raised either by Merlin or Sir Ector. The reason for this varies depending on which version of the Arthur myth is read -- often it is [[BecauseDestinySaysSo because prophetic Merlin tells Uther he has to do this]]. Part of it depends on when you think Arthur was conceived. In Geoffrey of Monmouth's version this happened before the parents married, with Uther magically assuming the shape of Igraine's first husband Gorlois; in this case Arthur would have appeared to the world to be Gorlois' son, calling his legitimacy as Uther's heir into question. Thomas Malory, on the other hand, was obsessed with legitimacy and therefore stresses that Arthur was only conceived after the death of Gorlois and the wedding of Uther Pendragon and Igraine, necessitating a different rationale to explain why Arthur's claim to the throne had to be established by pulling the Sword from teh Stone (and anvil).


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* [[Literature/TheOdyssey'' Odysseus]] had to abandon his infant son Telemachus because he was compelled by oath to help Menelaus regain his wife Helen (a cousin of Telemachus' mother Penelope). This kept him busy for ten years in the Trojan War, while on his return journey to Ithaca Odysseus was held up for another ten years by a number of often supernatural factors.
18th Dec '15 3:34:45 AM Menshevik
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* This is the main theme of the ''KingArthur'' myth, where the young Arthur is abandoned by his father Uther Pendragon to be raised by Merlin. The reason for this varies depending on which version of the Arthur myth is read, but, canonically, it is because as a bastard son of Uther the succession would be in doubt and/or Arthur's life would be in danger if Uther produced a later legitimate son with Ygraine.

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* This is the main theme of the ''KingArthur'' myth, where the young Arthur is abandoned given away by his father Uther Pendragon to be raised either by Merlin. Merlin or Sir Ector. The reason for this varies depending on which version of the Arthur myth is read, but, canonically, read -- often it is [[BecauseDestinySaysSo because prophetic Merlin tells Uther he has to do this]]. Part of it depends on when you think Arthur was conceived. In Geoffrey of Monmouth's version this happened before the parents married, with Uther magically assuming the shape of Igraine's first husband Gorlois; in this case Arthur would have appeared to the world to be Gorlois' son, calling his legitimacy as a bastard son Uther's heir into question. Thomas Malory, on the other hand, was obsessed with legitimacy and therefore stresses that Arthur was only conceived after the death of Gorlois and the wedding of Uther the succession would be in doubt and/or Pendragon and Igraine, necessitating a different rationale to explain why Arthur's life would claim to the throne had to be in danger if Uther produced a later legitimate son with Ygraine.established by pulling the Sword from teh Stone (and anvil).
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