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21st May '17 3:09:04 PM nombretomado
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** [[TheWasp Janet Van Dyne]] already had lost her mother, the murder of her father was what drove her to become the Wasp.

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** [[TheWasp [[ComicBook/TheWasp Janet Van Dyne]] already had lost her mother, the murder of her father was what drove her to become the Wasp.
23rd Apr '17 10:18:44 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/SorcererOfTheCrown'', Prunella is an orphan whose backstory plays this trope relatively straight. [[spoiler: Prunella's mother definitely wanted the best for her, her father's motives are more questionable.]] Zacharias is adopted, and his adoptive father is dead, but still present as ghost, and far from perfect. The adoptive mother subverts this trope by being alive, well-meaning and competent.

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* In ''Literature/SorcererOfTheCrown'', ''Literature/SorcererToTheCrown'', Prunella is an orphan whose backstory plays this trope relatively straight. [[spoiler: Prunella's mother definitely wanted the best for her, her father's motives are more questionable.]] Zacharias is adopted, and his adoptive father is dead, but still present as ghost, and far from perfect. The adoptive mother subverts this trope by being alive, well-meaning and competent.
22nd Apr '17 6:07:19 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/SorcererOfTheCrown'', Prunella is an orphan whose backstory plays this trope relatively straight. [[spoiler: Prunella's mother definitely wanted the best for her, her father's motives are more questionable.]] Zacharias is adopted, and his adoptive father is dead, but still present as ghost, and far from perfect. The adoptive mother subverts this trope by being alive, well-meaning and competent.
10th Apr '17 12:54:53 AM Karxrida
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** Actually, in FinalFantasyVII, [[spoiler: ''one'' character's parents presumably survive till the end of the game. Possibly. Cait Sith is controlled by Reeve of Shinra, and Reeve's parents can be seen conversing in the Lovers' Room in the Honey Bee Inn early on in the game. That being said, no mention of them is ever made afterward, as they're extremely minor characters and you can go through the whole game without ever knowing they're in there.]]

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** Actually, in FinalFantasyVII, VidoeGame/FinalFantasyVII, [[spoiler: ''one'' character's parents presumably survive till the end of the game. Possibly. Cait Sith is controlled by Reeve of Shinra, and Reeve's parents can be seen conversing in the Lovers' Room in the Honey Bee Inn early on in the game. That being said, no mention of them is ever made afterward, as they're extremely minor characters and you can go through the whole game without ever knowing they're in there.]]
9th Apr '17 9:20:07 AM Divra
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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden's]] both died when he was very young. His mother subverted the hell out of this -- she led a pretty troubled life in the world of magic before she fell in love with NiceGuy Malcolm Dresden. Harry's father played it straight. Harry described Malcolm as a good if naive man, and as Harry grew older he could see what his late mother saw in him. When his father died in his sleep one night, Harry felt truly alone for the first time in his life.

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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden's]] both died when he was very young. His mother subverted the hell out of this -- she led was a pretty troubled life well-known hellraiser in the world of magic magic, and ''deeply'' involved with some very bad individuals, magical, monstrous and mundane, before she fell in love with NiceGuy Malcolm Dresden. Harry's father played it straight. Harry described Malcolm as a good if naive man, and as Harry grew older he could see what his late mother saw in him. When his father died in his sleep one night, Harry felt truly alone for the first time in his life.
2nd Apr '17 4:31:48 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty common trope in ''Creator/NipponIchi'' games. The parents of [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Laharl]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao]] (mother unknown, presumed to be dead), [[VideoGame/{{Disgaea5}} Usalia]], [[PhantomBrave Marona]], and [[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Danette]] were all depicted as loving parents before they died.

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* Pretty common trope in ''Creator/NipponIchi'' games. The parents of [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Laharl]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao]] (mother unknown, presumed to be dead), [[VideoGame/{{Disgaea5}} Usalia]], [[PhantomBrave [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave Marona]], and [[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Danette]] were all depicted as loving parents before they died.
25th Mar '17 11:12:33 AM nombretomado
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** Though VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII does break the cycle first (numerically), it's not until its release on the NintendoDS that the story gets fleshed out in this way. In III, each of the main characters were orphans, but were raised by kind and loving people: Luneth and Arc are raised by the elder of Ur. Refia is raised by the blacksmith of Kazus, and Ingus is raised as a soldier under the King in Castle Sasune.

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** Though VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII does break the cycle first (numerically), it's not until its release on the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS that the story gets fleshed out in this way. In III, each of the main characters were orphans, but were raised by kind and loving people: Luneth and Arc are raised by the elder of Ur. Refia is raised by the blacksmith of Kazus, and Ingus is raised as a soldier under the King in Castle Sasune.
20th Mar '17 5:16:36 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'': Alice's father, Charles Kingsleigh, would comfort Alice after having a nightmare. He would also encourage her unconventional thought patterns and tell her that it's okay to be mad. Alice would eventually follow in her father's shoes and take up his old business ventures.
* In ''Film/ANewHope'', Luke Skywalker's mother is dead, and his father is implied to be dead as well (though [[ItWasHisSled by now]] [[LukeIAmYourFather everyone knows the truth]]). Furthermore, his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, the parental figures who raised him afterward, are killed by stormtroopers shortly after Luke meets Obi-wan Kenobi.
* Vada's mother in ''Film/MyGirl''. Subverted in the sequel when Vada goes to her mother's old home town to do research on her for a school project [[BrokenPedestal and finds out she wasn't so perfect]].
* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'': Jack's father and Isabelle's mother are both very decent people. Jack's father comforts Jack when's he frightened by a storm. Isabelle's mother encourages her to go on adventures and to be the best she can be.
* Sam's father in ''Film/ACinderellaStory'' was practically a living saint.

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* ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'': Alice's father, Charles Kingsleigh, would comfort Alice after having a nightmare. He would also encourage her unconventional thought patterns and tell her that it's okay to be mad. Alice would eventually follow in her father's shoes and take up his old business ventures.
* In ''Film/ANewHope'', Luke Skywalker's mother is dead, and his father is implied to be dead as well (though [[ItWasHisSled by now]] [[LukeIAmYourFather everyone knows the truth]]). Furthermore, his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, the parental figures who raised him afterward, are killed by stormtroopers shortly after Luke meets Obi-wan Kenobi.
* Vada's mother in ''Film/MyGirl''. Subverted in the sequel when Vada goes to her mother's old home town to do research on her for a school project [[BrokenPedestal and finds out she wasn't so perfect]].
* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'': Jack's father and Isabelle's mother are both very decent people. Jack's father comforts Jack when's he frightened by a storm. Isabelle's mother encourages her to go on adventures and to be the best she can be.
* Sam's father in ''Film/ACinderellaStory'' was practically a living saint.
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** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': Cinderella's kind dad.

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** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': Cinderella's kind dad.dad is seen doting on his daughter in the prologue.



** Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'s mom.
** Quasimodo's mother of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.

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** Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'s mom.
mom, who appears as a DramaticWind to help Pocahontas out numerous times.
** Quasimodo's mother of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' loved her son despite his ugly appearance, in contrast to society who shunned him.



** Anna and Elsa's parents in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'': Flint's mom was the more loving and supportive of Flint's two parents in Flint's eyes. Sure enough, she ended up dead after the prologue, while the dad, loving but distant, survived.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss views her dead father more highly than she does her loving but not-quite-there mother.

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** Anna and Elsa's parents in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'': Flint's mom
''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' subvert the trope. Their decision to hide Elsa away and try to teach her to repress her powers was well-intentioned - but pointed out how bad it was for the more loving young girl's psyche, and supportive of Flint's two parents in Flint's eyes. Sure enough, she ended up dead after the prologue, while the dad, loving but distant, survived.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss views
destroyed her dead father more highly than she does relationship with her loving but not-quite-there mother.sister.



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* ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'': Alice's father, Charles Kingsleigh, would comfort Alice after having a nightmare. He would also encourage her unconventional thought patterns and tell her that it's okay to be mad. Alice would eventually follow in her father's shoes and take up his old business ventures.
* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' adds this for Belle and the Beast's respective mothers. Both died while they were very young and it turns out [[spoiler: Belle's died of ThePlague and she had Maurice take the infant Belle far away to avoid them being infected]]. Subverted with the Beast's father, who was a cruel abuser and turned him into the selfish prince he was at the start of the story.
* In ''Film/ANewHope'', Luke Skywalker's mother is dead, and his father is implied to be dead as well (though [[ItWasHisSled by now]] [[LukeIAmYourFather everyone knows the truth]]). Furthermore, his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, the parental figures who raised him afterward, are killed by stormtroopers shortly after Luke meets Obi-wan Kenobi.
* Vada's mother in ''Film/MyGirl''. Subverted in the sequel when Vada goes to her mother's old home town to do research on her for a school project [[BrokenPedestal and finds out she wasn't so perfect]].
* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'': Jack's father and Isabelle's mother are both very decent people. Jack's father comforts Jack when's he frightened by a storm. Isabelle's mother encourages her to go on adventures and to be the best she can be.
* Sam's father in ''Film/ACinderellaStory'' was practically a living saint.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'': Flint's mom was the more loving and supportive of Flint's two parents in Flint's eyes. Sure enough, she ended up dead after the prologue, while the dad, loving but distant, survived.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss views her dead father more highly than she does her loving but not-quite-there mother.
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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': The girls' mother and grandmother, the former of whom they remember fondly (if at all) and the latter of whom raised three of the four of them alone. Paige's adoptive parents were also noted to be very good parents, before they died in a car crash when she was sixteen. Prue, Piper and Phoebe's father Victor and Paige's father Sam are both completely out of the picture, with Victor only becoming a more regular presence after [[spoiler: Prue dies and Piper has her first child]], while Sam pops in once every three seasons before completely disappearing yet again.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': ''Series/{{Charmed}}'':
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The girls' mother and grandmother, the former of whom they remember fondly (if at all) and the latter of whom raised three of the four of them alone. Paige's adoptive parents were also noted to be very good parents, before they died in a car crash when she was sixteen. Prue, Piper and Phoebe's father Victor and Paige's father Sam are both completely out of the picture, with Victor only becoming a more regular presence after [[spoiler: Prue dies and Piper has her first child]], while Sam pops in once every three seasons before completely disappearing yet again.


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* Subverted heavily on ''Series/ScreamQueens2015''. Grace has grown up believing that her dead mother was a good person. In reality she was the AlphaBitch and among the sorority girls who let their friend die in the bathtub after giving birth.
24th Feb '17 9:48:30 PM Luppercus
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* Babar's mother in ''Literature/{{Babar}}'' is presented as a loving and caring MamaBear who sacrifice his life for his cub against the cruel GreatWhiteHunter. Same in other media like movies and animated films.
18th Feb '17 3:57:01 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'': Nijiri's mother died when he was a child, leaving him in the care of Ehiru, to be raised at the Hetawa and opening the path for him to become a Gatherer, which is one of the most prestigious positions achievable within Gujaareh.
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