History Main / DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou

19th Aug '17 5:02:19 PM DrOO7
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** Another episode had a woman abandoning her daughter in a church after her abusive husband murdered her other daughter, feeling it was the only way she could keep her safe.



* Victor with Adam on ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless''. Here, Adam's mother specifically asked Victor have no part in Adam's life, but charged Victor to take care of Adam on her deathbed. Not really sure why- it's a SoapOpera so her reasons for this were probably explained like, ten or twenty years ago.
** Same with Paul and Heather. He was asked to stay out of Heather's life ''completely'' at her mother's request.

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* [[SoapOpera Soaps]] are rife with this. Knowing that viewers aren't interested in seeing their characters parenting children, writers either keep them off-screen, age them, or find contrived reasons to send them out of town to live with relatives--a classic scenario is the kid being shipped off to boarding school or to live with a character's ex-spouse. Occasionally, RealityEnsues--the grown up child returns to town hating the absentee parent.
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Victor with Adam on ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless''. Here, Adam's mother specifically asked Victor have no part in Adam's life, but charged Victor to take care of Adam on her deathbed. Not really sure why- it's a SoapOpera so her reasons for this were probably explained like, ten or twenty years ago.
** Same with Paul and Heather. He was asked to stay out of Heather's life ''completely'' at her mother's request. Paul also sent his and Isabella's son Ricky to live with her parents after she was arrested.
** ''Series/AllMyChildren'''s Erica gave her daughter Kendall up for adoption. Despite her having been a 14-year old rape victim, Kendall refuses to accept this explanation and wreaks havoc in Erica's life.
*** She also loses custody of daughter Bianca due to her infidelity.
** Similarly, ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s Bobbie gives up her daughter for adoption. Despite her having been an 18-year old prostitute, Carly refuses to accept her explanation and wreaks havoc in Bobbie's life.
3rd Aug '17 10:52:29 PM creader
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* WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt : Gender-swapped. As in the biblical myth, baby Moses' mother puts him in a basket to float down the Nile to safety, as a [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod mass murder of all Hebrew babies]] is happening. She's clearly heartbroken to do so.

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* WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt : ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'': Gender-swapped. As in the biblical myth, baby Moses' mother puts him in a basket to float down the Nile to safety, as a [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod mass murder of all Hebrew babies]] is happening. She's clearly heartbroken to do so.
13th Jul '17 2:34:43 PM salvadorfranz
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel II'', [[SequelHook though the reason why he was abandoned at the snowy field]] was never brought up, [[TheHero Rean]] manages to finally confront his dad. Said dad [[spoiler: turns out to be the EvilChancellor, Giliath Osborne]] although in the flashback, he was very reluctant to abandon Rean, even asking for the goddess Aidios to take care of him.
11th Jul '17 5:26:38 AM AsForMyHandle
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** Before that, in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Battle Tendency]]'', Caesar Zeppelli hated his father Mario for abandoning him. On finally discovering him in Rome several years later, he stalked him to the Coliseum... whereupon he learned his father had spent those years trying to find a way to destroy the Pillar Men. Since Mario Zeppelli's own father, William Zeppelli (from Part 1), had died trying to fight monsters, Mario didn't want his own son getting dragged into what seemed to be the family's curse.

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** Before that, in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Battle Tendency]]'', Caesar Zeppelli hated his father Mario for abandoning him. On finally discovering him in Rome several years later, he stalked him to the Coliseum... whereupon he learned his father had spent those years trying to find a way to destroy the Pillar Men. Since Mario Zeppelli's own father, William Zeppelli (from Part 1), had died trying to fight monsters, Mario didn't want his own son getting dragged into what seemed to be the family's curse.
11th Jul '17 5:26:00 AM AsForMyHandle
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* Jolyne Kujo from Part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' resents her father, Jotaro Kujo, for being absent for most of her childhood. Although partly due to work reasons, Jotaro also didn't want her getting mixed up in the supernatural troubles that he's frequently a part of. [[spoiler: Subverted in the video game ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureEyesOfHeaven,'' where Jotaro takes advantage of a brand-new timeline to attempt to be a better father to her. He claims he had to take her to Morioh with him, because she was crying too much otherwise, but the fact that he's hugging her and gently stroking her hair tells a different story.]]
** Before that, in ''Battle Tendency'', Caesar Zeppelli hated his father Mario for abandoning him. On finally discovering him in Rome several years later, he stalked him to the Coliseum... whereupon he learned his father had spent those years trying to find a way to destroy the Pillar Men. Since Mario Zeppelli's own father, William Zeppelli (from Part 1), had died trying to fight monsters, Mario didn't want his own son getting dragged into what seemed to be the family's curse.

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** In ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean]]'',
Jolyne Kujo from Part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' resents her father, Jotaro Kujo, for being absent for most of her childhood. Although partly due to work reasons, Jotaro also didn't want her getting mixed up in the supernatural troubles that he's frequently a part of. [[spoiler: Subverted in the video game ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureEyesOfHeaven,'' where Jotaro takes advantage of a brand-new timeline to attempt to be a better father to her. He claims he had to take her to Morioh with him, because she was crying too much otherwise, but the fact that he's hugging her and gently stroking her hair tells a different story.]]
** Before that, in ''Battle Tendency'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Battle Tendency]]'', Caesar Zeppelli hated his father Mario for abandoning him. On finally discovering him in Rome several years later, he stalked him to the Coliseum... whereupon he learned his father had spent those years trying to find a way to destroy the Pillar Men. Since Mario Zeppelli's own father, William Zeppelli (from Part 1), had died trying to fight monsters, Mario didn't want his own son getting dragged into what seemed to be the family's curse.curse.
** Also in ''Battle Tendency'', Lisa Lisa was forced to abandon her infant son after murdering the commanding officer that killed her husband and being marked as an international criminal.
18th Jun '17 8:50:24 PM CASCHero
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* Gender inverted in ''Webcomic/JackieRose'', it's the mother who did the abandoning due to a dangerous criminal nearly killing her when was taking a taxi ride and not wanting to put her family in danger. [[spoiler: Turns out said mother, Elizabeth, is the one to the heroine, Jackie.]]
18th Jun '17 11:05:20 AM harostar
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** After 5 years of wondering where his father ran off to, Eren finally learns the reason Grisha abandoned him: [[spoiler: He was DeadAllAlong. Knowing that he had run out of [[YourDaysAreNumbered time]], Grisha turned Eren into a mindless Titan and allowed himself to be EatenAlive in order to pass the Attacker Titan and the Founding Titan on to his son]].
** Rod Reiss ''tries'' to claim that he had no choice but to abandon HeroicBastard Historia. She initially believes him, but later recognizes his attempts to manipulate her and calls him on his bullshit.
** [[spoiler: Reiner Braun's father was absent from his life due to Marley's [[MixedAncestry anti-miscegenation]] laws. His mother claims this is the only thing preventing the family from being together, though it's unclear whether this is ''actually'' true or not]].
17th Jun '17 11:24:16 AM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/{{Superior}}'': Angelica's demon grandfather had abandoned her grandmother when she was pregnant and no one ever knew why. Years later, Angelica runs into him by sheer luck and finds out that [[spoiler:he had made a deal with the townspeople that he would leave on the condition that his unborn child wouldn't be subjected to HalfBreedDiscrimination. He had actually spent the past several decades viewing himself as a coward and is incredibly relieved when Angelica tells him that his wife understood his choice and never blamed him.]]
10th Jun '17 9:42:15 AM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime: The Great Longneck Migration'': Littlefoot's father Bron: He tried to look for a new home for his wife and unhatched son, but when he returned, the earth shake had come and his wife had died, and Littlefoot was nowhere to be found. After several days of searching with no success, Bron came across other abandoned young longnecks. So he raised them as his own. And soon more longnecks joined Bron, making him the leader of the longneck herd. But despite what he now had, Born never forgot about his missing son, and prayed that wherever Littlefoot was, Bron hoped he was safe and sound.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime: The Great Longneck Migration'': Littlefoot's father Bron: He tried to look for a new home for his wife and unhatched son, but when he returned, the earth shake had come and his wife had died, and Littlefoot was nowhere to be found. After several days of searching with no success, Bron came across other abandoned young longnecks. So he raised them as his own. And soon more longnecks joined Bron, making him the leader of the longneck herd. But despite what he now had, Born never forgot about his missing son, and prayed that wherever Littlefoot was, Bron hoped he was safe and sound.
10th Jun '17 8:17:17 AM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime: The Great Longneck Migration'': Littlefoot's father Bron: He tried to look for a new home for his wife and unhatched son, but when he returned, the earth shake had come and his wife had died, and Littlefoot was nowhere to be found. After several days of searching with no success, Bron came across other abandoned young longnecks. So he raised them as his own. And soon more longnecks joined Bron, making him the leader of the longneck herd. But despite what he now had, Bron never forgot about his son as his heart assured him that wherever Littlefoot was, he was safe and sound.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime: The Great Longneck Migration'': Littlefoot's father Bron: He tried to look for a new home for his wife and unhatched son, but when he returned, the earth shake had come and his wife had died, and Littlefoot was nowhere to be found. After several days of searching with no success, Bron came across other abandoned young longnecks. So he raised them as his own. And soon more longnecks joined Bron, making him the leader of the longneck herd. But despite what he now had, Bron Born never forgot about his son as his heart assured him missing son, and prayed that wherever Littlefoot was, Bron hoped he was safe and sound.
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