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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.
21st Aug '17 9:20:53 AM Morgenthaler
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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 was a well-known hellraiser in the world of 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.
* [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric]] is the emperor of Melniboné, so by definition his parents must be dead. (When they died is the subject of confusion, as one book has him remembering his parents fondly while another says that his mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to him]].) Plus, if there'd been more than one person left in the empire who [[spoiler:Elric didn't completely despise, he might not have felt like destroying the entire civilization.]]

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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden's]] Dresden's both died when he was very young. His mother subverted the hell out of this -- she was a well-known hellraiser in the world of 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.
* [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric]] ''Literature/TheElricSaga'': Elric is the emperor of Melniboné, so by definition his parents must be dead. (When they died is the subject of confusion, as one book has him remembering his parents fondly while another says that his mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to him]].) Plus, if there'd been more than one person left in the empire who [[spoiler:Elric didn't completely despise, he might not have felt like destroying the entire civilization.]]
21st Aug '17 9:20:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* [Main/Twister] Jo's father is killed by a tornado, setting the main character's motivation in motion.
* [Main/Interstellar] Murph"s adult life revolves around the utter abandonment/death of her father.
* [Main/Contact] Eillie's life's mission revolves around the search for extraterrestrial intelligence - this culminates with [spoiler]Ellie meeting an alien diguised as her father [/spoiler]

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* [Main/Twister] ''Film/{{Twister}}'': Jo's father is killed by a tornado, setting the main character's motivation in motion.
* [Main/Interstellar] ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'': Murph"s adult life revolves around the utter abandonment/death of her father.
* [Main/Contact] ''Film/{{Contact}}'': Eillie's life's mission revolves around the search for extraterrestrial intelligence - this culminates with [spoiler]Ellie [[spoiler:Ellie meeting an alien diguised as her father [/spoiler]father.]]
30th Jun '17 9:17:32 PM localvagrant
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* [Main/Twister] Jo's father is killed by a tornado, setting the main character's motivation in motion.
* [Main/Interstellar] Murph"s adult life revolves around the utter abandonment/death of her father.
* [Main/Contact] Eillie's life's mission revolves around the search for extraterrestrial intelligence - this culminates with [spoiler]Ellie meeting an alien diguised as her father [/spoiler]
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.]]
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