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15th Apr '16 10:35:48 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', Asuka's parents died in a lab fire when she was a little child. She remembers them fondly and misses them, as opposed to her canon self who loathes her father and wants nothing to do with him.
10th Apr '16 6:05:29 AM ading
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* Notably averted in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Rorschach's mother's abuse is part of why he's so unstable. When he heard that she had been murdered, all he said was "Good".
4th Mar '16 4:00:38 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/StanLee, co-creator of Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, loved this trope, and it's especially noticeable in SpiderMan, where Peter Parker is three times an orphan, with his biological parents already dead at the beginning of ''Amazing Fantasy'' #15 and his surrogate father, Uncle Ben, killed in that story. It was later revealed that his parents were BadAss secret agents who once saved {{Wolverine}}. Oh, and Uncle Ben apparently saw CaptainAmerica first-hand. Other examples from the Silver Age:

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* Creator/StanLee, co-creator of Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, loved this trope, and it's especially noticeable in SpiderMan, where Peter Parker is three times an orphan, with his biological parents already dead at the beginning of ''Amazing Fantasy'' #15 and his surrogate father, Uncle Ben, killed in that story. It was later revealed that his parents were BadAss secret agents who once saved {{Wolverine}}. Oh, and Uncle Ben apparently saw CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica first-hand. Other examples from the Silver Age:
27th Feb '16 11:10:23 AM CerotechOmega
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* Pretty common trope in ''Creator/NipponIchi'' games. The parents of [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Laharl]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao]] (mother unknown, presumed to be dead), [[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 [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} [[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.
18th Feb '16 3:43:13 PM Furienna
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* Swedish writer Simona Ahrnstedt subverts this in her debut novel ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}''. You would expect this trope to be played straight here, considering how Beatrice is treated by [[EvilUncle her uncle]]. But while she misses her parents, she can still admit that they had flaws.

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* Swedish writer Simona Ahrnstedt subverts Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this in her debut novel ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}''. You would expect have expected this trope to be played straight here, considering how Beatrice is treated by [[EvilUncle her uncle]]. But while even though she misses her parents, she can still admit that they had flaws.
16th Feb '16 1:02:19 AM Tyrathius
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* Played straight and subverted depending on the parents in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. [[spoiler: Lucina puts Chrom on a pedestal, Cynthia idolized Sumia to the point of cutting her hair off when she died and Owain regards his parents as heroes. On the other hand, Gerome shut off any feelings he had towards Cherche and his father, refusing to even call them "mother" and "father" when reunited with their past selves. Severa does both; at first it seems she resents Cordelia for both being "perfect" and for dying. Then it turns out she uses resentment and anger as a cover for how much she loved her mother and how much it hurt when she died.]]

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
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Played straight and subverted depending on the parents in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. [[spoiler: Lucina puts Chrom on a pedestal, Cynthia idolized Sumia to the point of cutting her hair off when she died and Owain regards his parents as heroes. On the other hand, Gerome shut off any feelings he had towards Cherche and his father, refusing to even call them "mother" and "father" when reunited with their past selves. Severa does both; at first it seems she resents Cordelia for both being "perfect" and for dying. Then it turns out she uses resentment and anger as a cover for how much she loved her mother and how much it hurt when she died.]]]]
** In the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Tellius games]], Ike and Mist's mother died when they were very young and their father dies only a few chapters into ''Path of Radiance''. Greil is idolized by Ike who makes it his ultimate goal to [[SurpassedTheTeacher surpass him]], and Elena was noted to be an unusually kind and compassionate person, to the point where it granted her immunity to the ArtifactOfDoom's power. Eventually the details of their DarkAndTroubledPast come to light, but rather than turning into a BrokenPedestal, it makes their children respect them even more as they realize just how much their parents had to endure.
31st Jan '16 7:06:19 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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[[AdultsAreUseless Parents Are Useless]]. They [[ParentalAbandonment leave you]] and [[AbusiveParents abuse you]]. GoodParents are hard to come by. It appears that the only decent parents are the dead ones.

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[[AdultsAreUseless Parents Are Useless]]. They Even if they don't [[ParentalAbandonment leave you]] and and/or [[AbusiveParents abuse you]].you]], the likelihood of them actually ever taking time to care for you [[ParentalNeglect is quite low]]. GoodParents are hard to come by. It appears that the only decent parents are the dead ones.
24th Jan '16 2:29:23 PM PrincessCornflower
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* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': Averted with Mary's parents. While they weren't horrible people, the book doesn't gloss over how they neglected her. Played straight with Colin's mother.

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* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': Averted with Mary's parents. While they weren't horrible people, the book doesn't gloss over how they neglected her. Played straight with Colin's mother. Well for one thing Mary and her family WERE in India and she was looked after by a nanny
20th Dec '15 11:13:23 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss views her dead father more highly than she does her loving but not-quite-there mother.
4th Dec '15 8:59:44 PM FF32
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* In the Creator/JackChick tract "Happy Hour," the mother dies as an indirect result of her alcoholic husband's actions. The children blame him for her death, and the girl even says that he should have died instead, but [[EasilyForgiven they forgive him and]] [[EsotericHappyEnding convince him to turn his life over to Jesus]].

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* In the Creator/JackChick [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] tract "Happy Hour," the mother dies as an indirect result of her alcoholic husband's actions. The children blame him for her death, and the girl even says that he should have died instead, but [[EasilyForgiven they forgive him and]] [[EsotericHappyEnding convince him to turn his life over to Jesus]].
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