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21st May '17 1:56:11 AM JohnnyHuang
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* On ''Series/{{Mom}}'' Violet wants to know why Christy never talks about her father who left them before she was born. Grandmother Bonnie brings Violet to a grave to tell her that her father was abusive and that's why Christy never wanted to talk about him and happy he's out of their lives. Violet accepts it as she hugs her mother. As soon as she's out of earshot, Christy asks Bonnie [[spoiler: "so, whose grave is this?" Meaning Violet's father is alive but both women feel it's better Violet think he's dead rather than hunt him down.]]

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* On ''Series/{{Mom}}'' Violet wants to know why Christy never talks about her father who left them before she was born. Grandmother Bonnie brings Violet to a grave to tell her that her father was abusive and that's why Christy never wanted to talk about him and happy he's out of their lives. Violet accepts it as she hugs her mother. As soon as she's out of earshot, Christy asks Bonnie [[spoiler: "so, "So, whose grave is this?" Meaning Violet's father is alive but both women feel it's better Violet think he's dead rather than hunt him down.]]
21st May '17 1:55:28 AM JohnnyHuang
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Father's Day", Rose's mother Jackie tells her that her dead father Pete was a great inventor and entrepeneur. Then Rose goes back in time & meets Pete, and discovers he's a bit of a prat.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Father's Day", Rose's mother Jackie tells her that her dead father Pete was a great inventor and entrepeneur.entrepreneur. Then Rose goes back in time & meets Pete, and discovers he's a bit of a prat.



* On ''Series/{{Mom}}'' Violet wants to know why Christy never talks about her father who left them before she was born. Grandmother Bonnie brings Violet to a grave to tell her that her father was abusive and that's why Christy never wanted to talk about him and happy he's out of their lives. Violet accepts it as she hugs her mother. As soon as she's out of earshot, Christy asks Bonnie [[spoiler: "so, who's grave is this?" Meaning Violet's father is alive but both women feel it's better Violet think he's dead rather than hunt him down.]]

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* On ''Series/{{Mom}}'' Violet wants to know why Christy never talks about her father who left them before she was born. Grandmother Bonnie brings Violet to a grave to tell her that her father was abusive and that's why Christy never wanted to talk about him and happy he's out of their lives. Violet accepts it as she hugs her mother. As soon as she's out of earshot, Christy asks Bonnie [[spoiler: "so, who's whose grave is this?" Meaning Violet's father is alive but both women feel it's better Violet think he's dead rather than hunt him down.]]
9th May '17 1:29:47 PM MikeW
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* The Disney Channel series ''Series/AndiMack'' uses this as the plot. On her 13th birthday, Andi is happy when her cool older sister Dex returns to town after a few years away. Later that night, however, Dex breaks to Andi the truth: [[spoiler: Their "mother" is actually her grandmother as Dex is Andi's real mom.]] Andi handling this new dynamic drives the show.
3rd Mar '17 2:03:14 PM MikeW
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** It gets worse as Lucy realizes her real father is a high-ranking member of Rittenhouse, the organization that's been manipulating America for centuries and wants to use the time machine for sinister reasons. In the first season finale, Lucy finally discovers [[spoiler: Carol is from "Rittenhouse stock," has known all along about Lucy's mission and intends to continue Rittenhouse's quest to warp American history for their own ends.]]
21st Dec '16 1:32:47 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/{{Mom''}} Violet wants to know why Christy never talks about her father who left them before she was born. Grandmother Bonnie brings Violet to a grave to tell her that her father was abusive and that's why Christy never wanted to talk about him and happy he's out of their lives. Violet accepts it as she hugs her mother. As soon as she's out of earshot, Christy asks Bonnie [[spoiler: "so, who's grave is this?" Meaning Violet's father is alive but both women feel it's better Violet think he's dead rather than hunt him down.]]

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* On ''Series/{{Mom''}} ''Series/{{Mom}}'' Violet wants to know why Christy never talks about her father who left them before she was born. Grandmother Bonnie brings Violet to a grave to tell her that her father was abusive and that's why Christy never wanted to talk about him and happy he's out of their lives. Violet accepts it as she hugs her mother. As soon as she's out of earshot, Christy asks Bonnie [[spoiler: "so, who's grave is this?" Meaning Violet's father is alive but both women feel it's better Violet think he's dead rather than hunt him down.]]
21st Dec '16 1:32:47 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/{{Mom''}} Violet wants to know why Christy never talks about her father who left them before she was born. Grandmother Bonnie brings Violet to a grave to tell her that her father was abusive and that's why Christy never wanted to talk about him and happy he's out of their lives. Violet accepts it as she hugs her mother. As soon as she's out of earshot, Christy asks Bonnie [[spoiler: "so, who's grave is this?" Meaning Violet's father is alive but both women feel it's better Violet think he's dead rather than hunt him down.]]

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* On ''Series/{{Mom''}} ''Series/{{Mom}}'' Violet wants to know why Christy never talks about her father who left them before she was born. Grandmother Bonnie brings Violet to a grave to tell her that her father was abusive and that's why Christy never wanted to talk about him and happy he's out of their lives. Violet accepts it as she hugs her mother. As soon as she's out of earshot, Christy asks Bonnie [[spoiler: "so, who's grave is this?" Meaning Violet's father is alive but both women feel it's better Violet think he's dead rather than hunt him down.]]
21st Dec '16 1:32:19 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/Mom'' Violet wants to know why Christy never talks about her father who left them before she was born. Grandmother Bonnie brings Violet to a grave to tell her that her father was abusive and that's why Christy never wanted to talk about him and happy he's out of their lives. Violet accepts it as she hugs her mother. As soon as she's out of earshot, Christy asks Bonnie [[spoiler: "so, who's grave is this?" Meaning Violet's father is alive but both women feel it's better Violet think he's dead rather than hunt him down.]]

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* On ''Series/Mom'' ''Series/{{Mom''}} Violet wants to know why Christy never talks about her father who left them before she was born. Grandmother Bonnie brings Violet to a grave to tell her that her father was abusive and that's why Christy never wanted to talk about him and happy he's out of their lives. Violet accepts it as she hugs her mother. As soon as she's out of earshot, Christy asks Bonnie [[spoiler: "so, who's grave is this?" Meaning Violet's father is alive but both women feel it's better Violet think he's dead rather than hunt him down.]]
21st Dec '16 1:31:50 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/Mom'' Violet wants to know why Christy never talks about her father who left them before she was born. Grandmother Bonnie brings Violet to a grave to tell her that her father was abusive and that's why Christy never wanted to talk about him and happy he's out of their lives. Violet accepts it as she hugs her mother. As soon as she's out of earshot, Christy asks Bonnie [[spoiler: "so, who's grave is this?" Meaning Violet's father is alive but both women feel it's better Violet think he's dead rather than hunt him down.]]
22nd Oct '16 11:22:35 AM StarSword
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Usually this is a DisappearedDad being lionized or demonized, but occasionally it's the MissingMom.

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Usually this is a DisappearedDad being lionized or demonized, but occasionally it's the MissingMom.
MissingMom. See also DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou.



[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In "Fanfic/HeisheRinanovai", Morgan t'Thavrau learns through DNA records recovered from the ruins of Romulus that her biological father was Senator Merken tr'Vreenak, which she infers her mother kept from her to prevent a scandal that would've caused a [[FeudingFamilies blood feud between the three House-Clans involved]].
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* A unique case on ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' as Lucy and sister Amy tend to their comatose mother together. In the pilot, Lucy is part of a time travel mission that causes the ''Hindenburgh'' to crash a day later with only two deaths. When she returns home, Lucy finds her mother is perfectly healthy but Amy no longer exists. Investigating, Lucy finds that her father, Henry, married someone else and thus Amy was never born. Lucy is baffled as to how she can exist if her parents never met...then realizes that's because Henry was ''never'' her father and Lucy's mother has been lying all along about who her dad is.

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* A unique case on ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' as Lucy and sister Amy tend to their comatose mother together. In the pilot, Lucy is part of a time travel mission that causes the ''Hindenburgh'' ''Hindenburg'' to crash a day later with only two deaths. When she returns home, Lucy finds her mother is perfectly healthy but Amy no longer exists. Investigating, Lucy finds that her father, Henry, married someone else and thus Amy was never born. Lucy is baffled as to how she can exist if her parents never met...then realizes that's because Henry was ''never'' her father and Lucy's mother has been lying all along about who her dad is.
11th Oct '16 1:08:22 PM MikeW
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* A unique case on ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' as Lucy and sister Amy tend to their comatose mother together. In the pilot, Lucy is part of a time travel mission that causes the ''Hindenburgh'' to crash a day later with only two deaths. When she returns home, Lucy finds her mother is perfectly healthy but Amy no longer exists. Investigating, Lucy finds that her father, Henry, married someone else and thus Amy was never born. Lucy is baffled as to how she can exist if her parents never met...then realizes that's because Henry was ''never'' her father and Lucy's mother has been lying all along about who her dad is.
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