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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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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.
17th Jan '17 10:44:27 PM accidentallythesun
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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.]]
31st Dec '16 8:37:52 PM nombretomado
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* Kyoko Honda, Tohru's mother, from ''FruitsBasket'' was an amazing person who imparted her wisdom and desire to help both others and her daughter Tohru, causing her memory to live on with her. She dies in a car accident shortly before the series begins.
** For that matter, Tohru's dad, Katsuya. Apparently he was such an understanding sort that he fell in love with Kyoko while she was still a delinquent, got her to see that she could be better than everyone thought, and married her despite objections from his family. In fact, a good deal of the wisdom and attitude that Tohru's mother imparted to her comes from the faith she learned from Katsuya. [[spoiler:Although Tohru herself suggests that she felt some resentment toward her father for her mother's suicidal behavior after he died.]]

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* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
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Kyoko Honda, Tohru's mother, from ''FruitsBasket'' was an amazing person who imparted her wisdom and desire to help both others and her daughter Tohru, causing her memory to live on with her. She dies in a car accident shortly before the series begins.
** For that matter, Tohru's dad, Katsuya. Apparently he was such an understanding sort that he fell in love with Kyoko while she was still a delinquent, got her to see that she could be better than everyone thought, and married her despite objections from his family. In fact, a good deal of the wisdom and attitude that Tohru's mother imparted to her comes from the faith she learned from Katsuya. [[spoiler:Although Tohru herself suggests that she felt some resentment toward her father for her mother's suicidal behavior after he died.]]
13th Dec '16 8:18:34 PM Doug86
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':

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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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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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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.
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