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7th Jul '16 8:43:10 AM JoieDeCombat
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* [[Anime/PsychoPass Nobuchika Ginoza]]'s father, [[spoiler: Tomomi Masaoka]], left his family because, according to the system that governs their society, [[spoiler: Tomomi]] was a latent criminal who could have snapped at any moment.

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* [[Anime/PsychoPass Nobuchika In ''Anime/PsychoPass'' [[spoiler:Nobuchika Ginoza]]'s father, father [[spoiler: Tomomi Masaoka]], Masaoka]] left his family because, according to the system that governs their society, [[spoiler: Tomomi]] Masaoka]] was a latent criminal who could have snapped at any moment.moment. His options within the laws of their society were thus either permanent incarceration or [[spoiler:accepting a position as an Enforcer for the Public Safety Bureau, working as a police "hunting dog" with very limited personal freedom. Masaoka chose the latter]].
7th Jul '16 8:26:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', Ariel comes to see her mother [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Quain'tana]] as this. She is quite aloof towards her children, leaving them for months or even years at a time at boarding schools or under the care of a slave or older sibling. [[TheObiWan Quil'yate]] explains to Ariel that this is not because the drow are evil, but because the clan believes that it is best for young nobles to learn to prove themselves, so that they can be strong leaders. This however [[UnreliableNarrator should be taken with a grain of salt]], since it also turns out that [[spoiler: Quain isn't really Ariel's mother, but rather her grandmother; Ariel is the daughter of her 'crazy sister' Mel'arnach, and Zhor, an elf magically turned into a spider; Quain forced the unlikely couple to give up Ariel (including an apparent attempt to kill Zhor while they were at it), thinking the two could not provide a proper environment for a future clan matriarch and wanting to take the credit for herself. Quain is also unable to have children, and it's strongly implied that the desire to have a [[HeirClubForMen suitable heir]] is part of her motivation as well.]]

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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', Ariel comes to see her mother [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Quain'tana]] as this. She is quite aloof towards her children, leaving them for months or even years at a time at boarding schools or under the care of a slave or older sibling. [[TheObiWan Quil'yate]] Quil'yate explains to Ariel that this is not because the drow are evil, but because the clan believes that it is best for young nobles to learn to prove themselves, so that they can be strong leaders. This however [[UnreliableNarrator should be taken with a grain of salt]], since it also turns out that [[spoiler: Quain isn't really Ariel's mother, but rather her grandmother; Ariel is the daughter of her 'crazy sister' Mel'arnach, and Zhor, an elf magically turned into a spider; Quain forced the unlikely couple to give up Ariel (including an apparent attempt to kill Zhor while they were at it), thinking the two could not provide a proper environment for a future clan matriarch and wanting to take the credit for herself. Quain is also unable to have children, and it's strongly implied that the desire to have a [[HeirClubForMen suitable heir]] is part of her motivation as well.]]
12th Jun '16 12:06:34 PM StarSword
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* "Fanfic/HeisheRinanovai" has Morgan t'Thavrau discover that her father was [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E19InThePaleMoonlight Senator Merken tr'Vreenak]]. Of course, [[YourCheatingHeart tr'Vreenak was married at the time]] and Morgan surmises that her mother kept her paternity secret to protect their clans from the blood feud that could've resulted from the affair.
10th Jun '16 1:20:55 PM EDP
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* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'', [[spoiler:Taranee]]'s birth parent were financially ruined when [[ItMakesSenseInContext a magical meteor destroyed their house in the process of saving her from evil magical plants]], so they gave her up for adoption as a toddler.
31st May '16 1:22:34 PM Willbyr
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* Goku from ''DragonBallZ'' spends most of Gohan's and pretty much all of Goten's childhood's dead or off training.

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* Goku from ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' spends most of Gohan's and pretty much all of Goten's childhood's dead or off training.



* [[TigerAndBunny Kotetsu]] is a corporate-sponsored superhero, who is unable to take days off to visit his hometown to see his 9-year-old daughter. He does, however, speak to her on the phone regularly, though he never sees through on his promises to see her. The one time he does have a day off, a new BigBad appears and screws it up. It is revealed that he left after his wife died and hasn't come back to visit his family for over 5 years; when he finally does go back, his daughter is 10 years old and hates him for absndoning her.

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* [[TigerAndBunny [[Anime/TigerAndBunny Kotetsu]] is a corporate-sponsored superhero, who is unable to take days off to visit his hometown to see his 9-year-old daughter. He does, however, speak to her on the phone regularly, though he never sees through on his promises to see her. The one time he does have a day off, a new BigBad appears and screws it up. It is revealed that he left after his wife died and hasn't come back to visit his family for over 5 years; when he finally does go back, his daughter is 10 years old and hates him for absndoning her.
28th May '16 9:25:03 PM Doug86
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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: Daddy had been kidnapped by aliens, and was too busy being a SpacePirate, growing a [[BadassMustache kickin' stache]] and seducing his [[PettingZooPeople feline]] [[PirateGirl first mate]] to find his way back to Earth. Well, we said he had a good reason for ''abandoning'' you, not necessarily for staying away.

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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: ComicBook/XMen: Daddy had been kidnapped by aliens, and was too busy being a SpacePirate, growing a [[BadassMustache kickin' stache]] and seducing his [[PettingZooPeople feline]] [[PirateGirl first mate]] to find his way back to Earth. Well, we said he had a good reason for ''abandoning'' you, not necessarily for staying away.
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."
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