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11th Dec '17 2:23:25 PM DarkDuel
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* Kya in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.

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* Kya in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Sort of - her Dad's still alive, he's just off fighting in the war, and has been gone for a couple of years when the series begins. But her main drive and source of internal conflict in the series is the death of her mom.
6th Nov '17 11:46:22 PM Gamermaster
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* Ilulu from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' had very good parents from what little we see of them (the fact that they didn't discourage her attempts to be friends with humans speaks volumes). Their deaths played a large role in her becoming a TragicBigot.
2nd Nov '17 2:57:18 PM angie710
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If it turns out that they weren't quite such amazing parents as believed by the characters, but still treated as such, then it's NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead. See GoodParents for examples of these who manage to stay alive.

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If it turns out that they [[ParentalIssues weren't quite such amazing parents parents]] as believed by the characters, but still treated as such, then it's NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead. See GoodParents for examples of these who manage to stay alive.
29th Oct '17 6:39:36 PM JoeMerl
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* Given a {{Reconstruction}} in ''Series/{{Resurrection}}.'' Maggie's mother, Barbara, died apparently trying to save her nephew, Jacob, from a river. When Jacob [[BackFromTheDead returns]], he explains that no, actually ''he'' was trying to save ''her''--and it also comes out that Barbara was [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] on Maggie's father. This naturally [[BrokenPedestal breaks]] Maggie's view of her mother, and she initially rejects Barbara when she also returns from the dead. However, Maggie later concedes that her view of Barbara was overly idealized, and she wants to get to know that real version now that she has a chance. [[spoiler:Pity it doesn't last long]].
16th Oct '17 12:56:48 PM forgottenlord
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* Deconstructed in [[Literature/TheNevernightChronicles]]. Mia hero worships and swears vengeance for the deaths of her parents but meeting a man who actually knew them, she learns the dark side of many of the reasons she worships them.
8th Oct '17 1:16:06 PM Augusto
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* This trope is {{Discussed}} (and, by extension, mocked) in the following tweet from the Website/{{Twitter}} blog ''Blog/WorstMuse'':
-->[[https://twitter.com/WorstMuse/status/503973422284546048 "What do you MEAN, your protagonist's parents are still alive? Do I need to do EVERYTHING for you?"]]
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6th Oct '17 9:55:35 AM angie710
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* Nadeshiko Kinomoto from ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura''. She has been dead for seven years at the beginning of the series, but being dead doesn't stop her from watching over and protecting and caring for her family. She is frequently described by all who knew her as a caring and kind, if somewhat ditzy, person. And, since she was a famous model, there were a lot of photos of her, so her husband puts up a new picture of her every single day, and [[TheMourningAfter never once even]] ''[[TheMourningAfter considers]]'' [[TheMourningAfter dating anyone else or getting remarried]].
16th Sep '17 2:54:12 AM TommyTiger
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** Anna and Elsa's parents in ''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 young girl's psyche, and destroyed her relationship with her sister.

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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Although fans [[RonTheDeathEater demonize]] Anna and Elsa's parents in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' subvert the trope. parents, they qualify. Their decision to hide Elsa away and try to teach her to repress her powers was well-intentioned - led to mistakes, but pointed out how bad it was for the young girl's psyche, and destroyed her relationship with her sister. well-intentioned.
8th Sep '17 3:09:44 PM Darth_Marth
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** Lily in particular is pretty much flawless. She was noted to be an exceptional student and witch, and everyone who knew her speaks fondly of her (except for Petunia, who is obviously just jealous and wrong). Her sacrifice is what protects Harry from Voldemort and ultimately makes him capable of defeating him, and [[spoiler: Snape's unrequited love for her and guilt over the role he played in her death is what leads to his redemption]].
21st Aug '17 9:21:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''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.



* ''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.
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