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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]].
17th Oct '15 9:18:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* Trisha Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' was portrayed as being a wonderful, loving mother; so much so that her children decide they're going to [[BackFromTheDead bring her back to life]]. [[CameBackWrong Big mistake.]] ** Not to mention Winry's parents, [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished killed by an Ishvalan refugee they were nursing back to health]].
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': ** Trisha Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' was portrayed as being a wonderful, loving mother; so much so that her children decide they're going to [[BackFromTheDead bring her back to life]]. [[CameBackWrong Big mistake.]] ** Not to mention Winry's parents, [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished killed by an Ishvalan refugee they were nursing back to health]].health]], or in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] [[spoiler:Roy Mustang (though he was told to and ''deeply'' traumatized afterwards)]].

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* Jessie's MissingMom, Miyamoto, in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is presented as sweet and cheerful, even if she is a high-tier Team Rocket member. She gave up her daughter due to her career but wanted to send money to her. Miyamoto went to capture Mew specifically because it would sell for a lot of money however she ended up getting lost in a blizzard. [[spoiler:It's implied she survived and is still searching twenty years later.]]

* In the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, parents are in luck to survive into screentime at all. ** [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]]'s dad, although he wasn't mentioned in the movie itself. He was in the merchandise and comics though. ** Disney/{{Bambi}}'s [[UrExample mom]]. ** ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'': Cinderella's kind dad. ** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel's mom. Moreso in the third film. ** ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Mufasa to Simba. Simba considered him to be great long before he died. ** Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'s mom. ** Quasimodo's mother of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. ** ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' Milo's parents. Raised by his grandfather, who has also died before the film begins. ** The parents in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. ** ''Disney/PrincessAndTheFrog'': Tiana's dad. ** 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.

* In the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, parents are in luck to survive into screentime at all. ** [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]]'s dad, although he wasn't mentioned in the movie itself. He was in the merchandise and comics though. ** Disney/{{Bambi}}'s [[UrExample mom]]. ** ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'': Cinderella's kind dad. ** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel's mom. Moreso in the sequel. ** ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Mufasa to Simba. Simba considered him to be great long before he died. ** Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'s mom. ** Quasimodo's mother of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. ** ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' Milo's parents. Raised by his grandfather, who has also died before the film begins. ** The parents in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. ** ''Disney/PrincessAndTheFrog'': Tiana's dad. ** 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.
15th Oct '15 6:52:54 AM Menshevik
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** [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] was introduced without a family. Eventually it was revealed that his mental troubles partly derive from his mother being killed by his abusive father. Bruce's longtime love-interest (and, for a time, wife) Betty Ross was introduced having lost her mother. The Hulk's occasional side-kick Rick Jones has been an orphan from the start.

* 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 convince him to turn his life over to Jesus]].
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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 and]] [[EsotericHappyEnding convince him to turn his life over to Jesus]].Jesus]]. * Using an existing quote, Creator/{{Herge}} quipped re. his most famous creation, Franchise/{{Tintin}}: "Not everyone is so lucky as to be born an orphan." Tintin's good friend Chang is a young orphan, and his other close friends Haddock and Calculus also have no familial attachments in-story.
11th Oct '15 2:13:19 PM StFan
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* James-Michael's parents in OmegaTheUnknown were very caring despite being [[spoiler: [[RoboticReveal robots]]]].
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* James-Michael's parents in OmegaTheUnknown ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown'' were very caring despite being [[spoiler: [[RoboticReveal [[spoiler:[[RoboticReveal robots]]]].
16th Sep '15 6:30:10 PM Pichu-kun
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* Both of Kimber's and Jerrica's from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' are presented as sweet and positive. Their father [[HappilyAdopted fostered Shana and Aja]] after their mothers death. He designed a supercomputer named Synergy while he was SecretlyDying [[spoiler:and Synergy herself is based on his wife]].
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* Both of Kimber's and Jerrica's parents from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' are presented as sweet and positive. Their father parents [[HappilyAdopted fostered Shana and Aja]] after their mothers death. He as well. Their dad designed a supercomputer named Synergy while he was SecretlyDying [[spoiler:and Synergy herself is based on his wife]].
16th Sep '15 12:24:29 PM Pichu-kun
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* Both of Kimber's and Jerrica's from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' are presented as sweet and positive. Their father [[HappilyAdopted fostered Shana and Aja]] after their mothers death. He designed a supercomputer named Synergy while he was SecretlyDying [[spoiler:and Synergy herself is based on his wife]].
26th Aug '15 10:24:10 AM Praenomen
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* Pretty common trope in ''[[Creator/{{Nippon Ichi}} Nippon Ichi]]'' 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/{{Nippon Ichi}} Nippon Ichi]]'' ''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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