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13th Nov '16 11:26:35 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Played straight for the Cousland Warden, as only PC whose parents are both alive at the prologue and ''have'' to die by the end, which gives their deaths [[YouKilledMyFather that much more pathos]]. Also for the City Elf Warden, whose mother was killed some time before the game's start and is clearly revered by the PC and family alike. Largely averted for the other origins though, as their parents can be anywhere from present to [[DisappearedDad disappeared]] to dead, but are not described as especially kind or saintly.

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''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Played straight for the Cousland Warden, as only PC whose parents are both alive at the prologue and ''have'' to die by the end, which gives their deaths [[YouKilledMyFather that much more pathos]]. Also for the City Elf Warden, whose mother was killed some time before the game's start and is clearly revered by the PC and family alike. Largely averted for the other origins though, as their parents can be anywhere from present to [[DisappearedDad disappeared]] to dead, but are not described as especially kind or saintly.aren't given much detail.
11th Nov '16 3:56:25 PM Willbyr
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* Ciel Phantomhive from ''BlackButler'''s parents, Rachel and Vincent Phantomhive, died when their mansion was mysteriously set on fire. They were described and remembered by Ciel as loving and devoted parents, though Vincent's moral alignment is left slightly ambiguous.

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* Ciel Phantomhive from ''BlackButler'''s ''Manga/BlackButler'''s parents, Rachel and Vincent Phantomhive, died when their mansion was mysteriously set on fire. They were described and remembered by Ciel as loving and devoted parents, though Vincent's moral alignment is left slightly ambiguous.
11th Nov '16 10:56:41 AM Morgenthaler
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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 ComicBook/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 badass secret agents who once saved {{Wolverine}}.ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. Oh, and Uncle Ben apparently saw ComicBook/CaptainAmerica first-hand. Other examples from the Silver Age:
10th Nov '16 2:13:41 PM JoeMerl
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** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel's mom. Moreso in [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidArielsBeginning the third film]].

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** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel's mom. Moreso mom, seen in [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidArielsBeginning the third film]].film]]. In contrast, she has a [[DatingWhatDaddyHates strained relationship]] with her father, [[KnightTemplarParent Triton]].



** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Tiana's dad.

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** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Tiana's dad. Her still-living mom is also a good parent, but it's her dad's dream of owning a restaurant that serves as Tiana's motivation.
8th Nov '16 6:28:45 AM Anddrix
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* ''Film/AliceInWonderland'': 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.

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* ''Film/AliceInWonderland'': ''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.
15th Oct '16 3:16:28 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s mother, Rose Quartz, is depicted as a beautiful, loving woman who was a superb leader. Though to be fair, his living father is a [[GoodParents Good Parent]] too (even if he is "kind of a mess" in every other facet of his life). This is gradually deconstructed as the series goes on: while Rose was a fundementally good person, she used to be condescending towards humans (viewing them as how most people would view a cute pet) and it took her relationship with Greg for her to develop proper respect and empathy for them. Not to mention that the Crystal Gems are shown to be greatly affected by her passing even years after the fact (not helped by the fact that [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld they've been alive for millenia]]) and Steven is saddened by the fact that he'll never know his mother the way Connie knows hers.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s mother, Rose Quartz, is depicted as a beautiful, loving woman who was a superb leader. Though to be fair, his living father is a [[GoodParents Good Parent]] too (even if he is "kind of a mess" in every other facet of his life). This is gradually deconstructed as the series goes on: while Rose was a fundementally fundamentally good person, she used to be condescending towards humans (viewing them as how most people would view a cute pet) and it took her relationship with Greg for her to develop proper respect and empathy for them. Not to mention that the Crystal Gems are shown to be greatly affected by her passing even years after the fact (not helped by the fact that [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld they've been alive for millenia]]) and Steven is saddened by the fact that he'll never know his mother the way Connie knows hers.
24th Sep '16 9:39:17 AM LadyYuki
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* Vana's mother in ''Film/MyGirl''. Subverted in the sequel when Vana 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]].

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* Vana's Vada's mother in ''Film/MyGirl''. Subverted in the sequel when Vana 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]].



* In ''Literature/OutOfTheDust'', Ma was a [[GoodParents nice and caring]] mother to heroine Billie Jo, so naturally, [[spoiler: she dies.]]

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* In ''Literature/OutOfTheDust'', Ma was a [[GoodParents nice and caring]] mother to heroine Billie Jo, so naturally, [[spoiler: she Jo has a supportive and kind mother and an emotionally distant (though not terrible) father. Guess which parent dies.]]
8th Aug '16 6:28:00 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel's mom. Moreso in the third film.

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** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel's mom. Moreso in [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidArielsBeginning the third film.film]].



** The parents of Lilo and Nani Pelekai in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
** ''Disney/PrincessAndTheFrog'': Tiana's dad.

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** The parents of Lilo and Nani Pelekai in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. Their father was even the one who came up with the ''[[TrueCompanions 'ohana]]'' motto.
** ''Disney/PrincessAndTheFrog'': ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Tiana's dad.
8th Aug '16 6:22:48 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'': Cinderella's kind dad.

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** ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'': ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': Cinderella's kind dad.



** The parents in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.

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** The parents of Lilo and Nani Pelekai in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
3rd Jul '16 7:06:09 AM Keltena
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* Cog from ''Webcomic/{{Clockwork}}'' has nothing but good things to say about his late father and his life's work of helping people. On the other hand, [[spoiler: Alexander, who came to him for treatment and was turned away,]] has a decidedly less noble image of the man.
--> '''Cog:''' What the hell do you know!? My dad ''loved'' helping people!\\
[[spoiler:'''Alexander:''']] ''No.'' He loved [[spoiler:having a talent no one else did--]] deciding who ''deserved'' his help, and who ''did not''.
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