History Main / DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou

21st Apr '18 10:00:52 PM JoeMerl
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** The sisters father was kept away by a spell cast by grams.
** Paige was given up because of the believe her existence would screw up destiny. Some can't help but wonder whether the issue was more fear about the wrath of the elders (which would also be a valid reason, just a bit more selfish).

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** The sisters father In Victor's first appearance, he just abandoned his three daughters because he was kept away by a spell cast by grams.
deadbeat bad. This was {{Ret Con}}ned in later episodes, where he came back into their lives and explained that he and Grams disagreed about how to raise them, and since she could protect them from demons better than he could he opted to stay away.
** Paige was given up away because of the believe [[MalignedMixedMarriage relationships between witches and Whitelighters is forbidden]], and her existence would screw up destiny. Some can't help but wonder whether the issue was more fear about parents feared the wrath of [[CouncilOfAngels the elders (which Elders]] (including potentially [[ScrewDestiny not letting the girls become the Charmed Ones]]).
** One episode had the girls discover a DoorstopBaby. It turns out that the child's family was being tormented by a vengeful ghost and the dad hoped that this
would also be a valid reason, just a bit more selfish).enough to protect him.
21st Apr '18 9:55:49 PM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', back in Vietnam, Mr. Hyunh had a toddler daughter. During UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, some American soldiers were airlifting civilians to safety...but they could only take one more with them. Mr. Hyunh gave up his daughter to the soldiers, so that she could be safe and have a better life. When he was finally able to come to America, he began searching for her in the city where the soldiers said she'd be, but was unsuccessful. Arnold reunites them in the ChristmasEpisode.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', back in Vietnam, Mr. Hyunh had a was trying to escape to America with his toddler daughter. During UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, some American soldiers were airlifting civilians to safety...but they daughter during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar; upon hearing that the last helicopter out could only take hold one more with them. Mr. Hyunh gave up his daughter to the soldiers, so that she could be safe person, he handed her over and have a better life. When he stayed behind. He followed her to America years later but was finally never able to come to America, he began searching for track her in the city where the soldiers said she'd be, but was unsuccessful. down. Arnold reunites ([[spoiler:and Helga]]) reunite them in the ChristmasEpisode.
21st Apr '18 9:45:55 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' Tobias's father, [[spoiler:Elfangor]], had to leave him because he was being sent back to the Yeerk War by the Ellimist. The timeline was changed back to what it should have been, but Tobias still remained.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' Tobias's father, [[spoiler:Elfangor]], had to leave him father left before finding out that his wife was pregnant, because he [[spoiler:said dad was being sent back Elfangor, who decided to rejoin the Yeerk War by war against the Ellimist. The timeline was changed back Yeerks to what it should have been, but Tobias still remained.hopefully save the Earth from their imminent invasion]].
21st Apr '18 9:40:17 PM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', back in Vietnam, Mr. Hyunh had a daughter, about two years old. During UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, some American soldiers were airlifting civilians to safety...but they could only take one more with them. Mr. Hyunh gave up his daughter to the soldiers, so that she could be safe and have a better life. When he was finally able to come to America, he began searching for her in the city where the soldiers said she'd be, but was unsuccessful. Arnold reunites them in the ChristmasEpisode.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', back in Vietnam, Mr. Hyunh had a daughter, about two years old.toddler daughter. During UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, some American soldiers were airlifting civilians to safety...but they could only take one more with them. Mr. Hyunh gave up his daughter to the soldiers, so that she could be safe and have a better life. When he was finally able to come to America, he began searching for her in the city where the soldiers said she'd be, but was unsuccessful. Arnold reunites them in the ChristmasEpisode.


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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian,'' where the King and Queen are away fighting ''all'' the evil in the world. [[{{Understatement}} It's taking a while]]. [[WildChild Fang]] in particular seems upset about their absence, while [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Candy]] is annoyed about [[PrincessesRule having to run the kingdom in their absence]].
20th Apr '18 8:59:13 AM CouchAlmark
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* ''Series/InTheHeatOfTheNight'': Gillespie had an affair with a woman who married another man and left Sparta. She was pregnant and never told him. He meets his daughter when her mother is murdered.
* While a number of ''Franchise/KamenRider'' shows have characters with daddy issues, this particular trope is a bit less common:
** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' portrays Sokichi Narumi as the epitome of a badass detective and all-around great man, which makes it strange that he's so detached from his only child that she doesn't know he's a PosthumousCharacter. It's not until after the show that one of the follow-up movies provides an explanation: [[spoiler:a bomb in his hand that would go off if he ever came near the person he loved most]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' rather abruptly brings up secondary Rider Makoto Fukami's daddy issues in the show's second half as part of the tie-in to the summer movie featuring said father, who turns out to have abandoned his son and daughter in a failed effort to keep them from being dragged into the show's central conflict.



* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', the Evil Queen casts a curse on Fairy Tale Land, forcing Snow White and Prince Charming to place their baby daughter Emma in the portal which carries her to the real world in order to save her from the curse. Emma herself has very mixed feelings on the matter. The original plan was for Snow White and Prince Charming to go with Emma, but circumstances [[spoiler: and another character's motivations]] prevented that from happening.
** [[spoiler: Peter Pan]] tries to use this as an excuse, but his son doesn't buy it for a second.



* In ''Series/SleepyHollow'' we have a case of ''Mommy'' Had a Good Reason for Abandoning you. [[spoiler: Katrina gave birth to her son Jeremy after her husband Ichabod's 'death'- which was actually Katrina sealing him underground for centuries to save his life. However, this act earned Katrina the ire of her coven, and she left Jeremy in the care of trusted friends to protect him. She ended up captured and sold out to Moloch by her coven, and Jeremy was left alone. Unfortunately, Jeremy's life ends up going south soon after that, and when he reunites with parents 200 years later he is not happy, and has no time for Katrina's excuses.]]



* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', the Evil Queen casts a curse on Fairy Tale Land, forcing Snow White and Prince Charming to place their baby daughter Emma in the portal which carries her to the real world in order to save her from the curse. Emma herself has very mixed feelings on the matter. The original plan was for Snow White and Prince Charming to go with Emma, but circumstances [[spoiler: and another character's motivations]] prevented that from happening.
** [[spoiler: Peter Pan]] tries to use this as an excuse, but his son doesn't buy it for a second.



* ''Series/InTheHeatOfTheNight'': Gillespie had an affair with a woman who married another man and left Sparta. She was pregnant and never told him. He meets his daughter when her mother is murdered.
* In ''Series/SleepyHollow'' we have a case of ''Mommy'' Had a Good Reason for Abandoning you. [[spoiler: Katrina gave birth to her son Jeremy after her husband Ichabod's 'death'- which was actually Katrina sealing him underground for centuries to save his life. However, this act earned Katrina the ire of her coven, and she left Jeremy in the care of trusted friends to protect him. She ended up captured and sold out to Moloch by her coven, and Jeremy was left alone. Unfortunately, Jeremy's life ends up going south soon after that, and when he reunites with parents 200 years later he is not happy, and has no time for Katrina's excuses.]]
19th Apr '18 4:07:38 PM pidget_spinner
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a mild version of this; Hakoda hasn't been gone all that long, and explained his reasons to his kids ''first'', but Katara at least still felt abandoned. She even says that she knew and understood Hakoda did what he had to do, but she couldn't help feeling like crap for not having him there when she needed him the most. They make up at the end of the episode, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a mild version of this; Hakoda hasn't only been gone all that long, for a few years to fight in the Hundred Year War. Sokka harbors no resentment and explained is happy to reunite with his reasons to his kids ''first'', father, but Katara at least still felt abandoned. She even says that she knew and understood Hakoda did what he had to do, but she couldn't help feeling like crap for not having him there when she needed him the most. They make up at the end of the episode, though.
12th Apr '18 2:47:13 AM lepouvantail
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*** The Search revealed that [[spoiler:she elected to erase her memory of them instead of dedicated her life to watching them grow up from afar. That's one screwed up family.]]

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*** The Search revealed that [[spoiler:she elected to erase her memory of them instead of dedicated dedicating her life to watching them grow up from afar. That's one screwed up family.]]
8th Apr '18 9:36:33 AM nombretomado
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[[IThoughtItMeant Sounds like but has nothing to do with]] taunting someone about having some real or imagined flaw which leads to the parents not loving them enough. If you're looking for examples of that, try BreakThemByTalking.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Sounds like but has nothing to do with]] taunting someone about having some real or imagined flaw which leads to the parents not loving them enough. If you're looking for examples of that, try BreakThemByTalking.
6th Apr '18 3:13:31 PM 1810072342
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[[IThoughtItMeant Sounds like but has nothing to do with]] taunting someone about having some real or imagined flaw which leads to the parents not loving them enough.

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[[IThoughtItMeant Sounds like but has nothing to do with]] taunting someone about having some real or imagined flaw which leads to the parents not loving them enough.
enough. If you're looking for examples of that, try BreakThemByTalking.
31st Mar '18 1:16:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[Franchise/FatalFrame Fatal Frame V]]'' has Miku Hinasaki tell her daughter why she left her to be raised by a friend at the age of three. [[spoiler:Miu is a Shadowborn -- a child of a human mother and ghost father. Since giving birth to a Shadowborn puts huge strains on the mother and [[YourDaysAreNumbered reduce her lifespan drastically]], Miku realized that her time was going to run out soon. She wanted to spare her daughter the sight of watching her mother die, since Miku had to see her mother's corpse herself years ago, and ran off to perform the Yuukon, a ghost marriage, with her spirited away brother and was put into a Black Box. Said Black Box sustained Miku over the years, allowing her and her grown daughter to reunite and explain things.]]

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* ''[[Franchise/FatalFrame Fatal Frame V]]'' ''VideoGame/FatalFrameVMaidenOfBlackWater'' has Miku Hinasaki tell her daughter why she left her to be raised by a friend at the age of three. [[spoiler:Miu is a Shadowborn -- a child of a human mother and ghost father. Since giving birth to a Shadowborn puts huge strains on the mother and [[YourDaysAreNumbered reduce her lifespan drastically]], Miku realized that her time was going to run out soon. She wanted to spare her daughter the sight of watching her mother die, since Miku had to see her mother's corpse herself years ago, and ran off to perform the Yuukon, a ghost marriage, with her spirited away brother and was put into a Black Box. Said Black Box sustained Miku over the years, allowing her and her grown daughter to reunite and explain things.]]
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