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9th Aug '16 1:53:22 AM Dravencour
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** Also, Uncle Owen told Luke that his father was a navigator on a spice freighter.

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** Also, Uncle Owen told Luke that his father was a navigator on a spice freighter.freighter, in an effort to get Luke to forget about leaving home and becoming a Jedi.



* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', [[spoiler: Eldie Porter]] and everyone else is told that her father was some guy in a so-called "crib", a kind of brothel where women pay for a try at getting pregnant. However, it turns out that [[spoiler: she was fathered by a man that is regarded the brother of her mother. It is not actual sibling-incest, they're cousins by blood, but socially it's a different matter.]]

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', [[spoiler: Eldie Porter]] and everyone else is told that her father was some guy in a so-called "crib", a kind of brothel where women pay for a try at getting pregnant. However, it turns out that [[spoiler: she was fathered by a man that is regarded as the brother of her mother. It is not actual sibling-incest, they're cousins by blood, but socially it's a different matter.]]
14th Jun '16 9:09:14 AM StFan
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* MarvelComics:
** ''ComicBook/{{X-Factor}}'': Hangman's ex, the mother of his son, lied and told the boy, Terry, that his dad is a super hero when the opposite is true. Hangman is astonished to hear this, but goes back and tries to do something heroic for the sake of making his son proud.

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* MarvelComics:
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** ''ComicBook/{{X-Factor}}'': ''ComicBook/XFactor'': Hangman's ex, the mother of his son, lied and told the boy, Terry, that his dad is a super hero when the opposite is true. Hangman is astonished to hear this, but goes back and tries to do something heroic for the sake of making his son proud.
29th Apr '16 9:04:58 PM MsChibi
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* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'': Alex grew up poor, and raised by a single mother, who was always going on about Alex's biological father, saying what a great musician he was. When Alex had the chance to meet him as an adult, she saw that he was an AddledAddict who valued women primarily for sex. When she told him that she was his daughter, he even commented on how awkward it would have been if they had accidentally had sex.
12th Feb '16 10:06:45 PM Skylite
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Sometimes the child grows up and finds out the truth and is disappointed. Sometimes the child grows up to find out the truth and doesn't care because they're simply happy to have the other parent in their lives again. The parent can also not care they've disappointed their progeny, or they can live up (or down) to the expectation placed on them by what the child was told.

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Sometimes the child grows up and finds out up, discovers the truth truth, and is disappointed. Sometimes the child grows up to find out the truth and doesn't care because they're simply happy to have the other parent in their lives again. The parent can also not care they've disappointed their progeny, or they can live up (or down) to the expectation placed on them by what the child was told.
10th Dec '15 7:25:56 AM Skylite
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* ''Series/HeroesReborn'': Tommy and his sister are twins, but due to the world-saving usefulness of their powers, they are separated and raised by Hiro and their grandmother, respectively. As a result of [[EasyAmnesia mindwipe]], Tommy doesn't find out the truth until later: [[spoiler: he and his twin sister are Claire Bennet's children, and their heroic destiny is to save the world.]]

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* ''Series/HeroesReborn'': ''Series/HeroesReborn'': Tommy and his sister are twins, but due to the world-saving usefulness of their powers, they are separated and raised by Hiro and their grandmother, respectively. respectively. As a result of [[EasyAmnesia mindwipe]], Tommy doesn't find out the truth until later: [[spoiler: he and his twin sister are Claire Bennet's children, and their heroic destiny is to save the world.]]]] Due to TimeTravel, he was angry at first to discover that the woman he believed was his mother isn't. After the timeline is tweaked, however, he's not angry; he's excited and thrilled to know he has a sister he's never met, and that he's gonna save the world.
10th Dec '15 7:22:29 AM Skylite
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* ''Series/HeroesReborn'': Tommy and his sister are twins, but due to the world-saving usefulness of their powers, they are separated and raised by Hiro and their grandmother, respectively. As a result of [[EasyAmnesia mindwipe]], Tommy doesn't find out the truth until later: [[spoiler: he and his twin sister are Claire Bennet's children, and their heroic destiny is to save the world.]]
24th Nov '15 5:17:35 PM MarkLungo
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* ''GIJoeRenegades'': Storm Shadow tells Jinx that Snake Eyes killed her father. The odd truth is that Storm Shadow ''believes'' it to be true, but it is not. But he convinces Jinx to renounce her connection to Snake Eyes and take up her name as Kim Ashikage.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'': "Jonny's Golden Quest" Jessie Jade finds out that the father she'd believed dead all her life is actually Race Bannon, with whom she's been traveling for half the film at this point.

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* ''GIJoeRenegades'': ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'': Storm Shadow tells Jinx that Snake Eyes killed her father. The odd truth is that Storm Shadow ''believes'' it to be true, but it is not. But he convinces Jinx to renounce her connection to Snake Eyes and take up her name as Kim Ashikage.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'': "Jonny's Golden Quest" the ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' sequel film ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest'', Jessie Jade finds out that the father she'd believed dead all her life is actually Race Bannon, with whom she's been traveling for half the film at this point.
24th Nov '15 5:06:59 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Leela's parents left a note written in an alien language after dropping her off at an [[OrphanageOfFear Orphanerium]] (which served as a Rosetta stone for fans since the same language appeared elsewhere in the show and a translation of the note was given) so she (and everyone else) would think that she was a HumanAlien rather than [[spoiler: a {{mutant}} who was lucky enough to be quite close to a baseline human.]]. This is an odd case of ''both parents'' being missing and telling the lie in the hopes of improving the life of the child.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Leela's parents left a note written in an alien language after dropping her off at an [[OrphanageOfFear Orphanerium]] (which served as a Rosetta stone for fans since the same language appeared elsewhere in the show and a translation of the note was given) so she (and everyone else) would think that she was a HumanAlien {{Rubber Forehead Alien|s}} rather than [[spoiler: a {{mutant}} who was lucky enough to be quite close to a baseline human.]]. This is an odd case of ''both parents'' being missing and telling the lie in the hopes of improving the life of the child.
25th Oct '15 7:18:03 AM Doug86
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** ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'': Hangman's ex, the mother of his son, lied and told the boy, Terry, that his dad is a super hero when the opposite is true. Hangman is astonished to hear this, but goes back and tries to do something heroic for the sake of making his son proud.
** ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'': Played with. The Kingpin killed Echo's father, but honored the man's DyingWish to raise her like his own. So Fisk told Echo Daredevil killed her father. She eventually found out the truth. It was not pretty.
* In ''Comicbook/KickAss'', Big Daddy tells Hit Girl that her mother was killed by the mob, fuelling their RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the Genovese family. It's revealed however, [[spoiler: that her mother is very much alive, and Big Daddy simply snuck off with her when she was an infant, so he could raise her to be LittleMissBadass and live out his fantasy of being a vigilante superhero. After Big Daddy is killed, she goes back to her mother, who had been searching for her for years.]]

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** ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'': ''ComicBook/{{X-Factor}}'': Hangman's ex, the mother of his son, lied and told the boy, Terry, that his dad is a super hero when the opposite is true. Hangman is astonished to hear this, but goes back and tries to do something heroic for the sake of making his son proud.
** ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'': Played with. The Kingpin killed Echo's father, but honored the man's DyingWish to raise her like his own. So Fisk told Echo Daredevil killed her father. She eventually found out the truth. It was not pretty.
* In ''Comicbook/KickAss'', ''ComicBook/KickAss'', Big Daddy tells Hit Girl that her mother was killed by the mob, fuelling their RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the Genovese family. It's revealed however, [[spoiler: that her mother is very much alive, and Big Daddy simply snuck off with her when she was an infant, so he could raise her to be LittleMissBadass and live out his fantasy of being a vigilante superhero. After Big Daddy is killed, she goes back to her mother, who had been searching for her for years.]]



* The eponymous character of ''ForrestGump'' has a DisappearedDad and his mom tells people that "he's on vacation." Though Forrest tells us that she told him that "he's on vacation" means he's never coming back, we don't see her clarify this for other people.
* In ''OBrotherWhereArtThou'', Everett's wife Penny tells their daughters that their father died, rather than tell them he's in jail.
* In ''StarWars: A New Hope'', Obi-Wan tells Luke that Darth Vader killed his father. We know that [[LukeIAmYourFather Vader reveals that to be a lie]] (after a fashion: Obi-Wan considered Anakin dead, and grieved his loss, once he went over to the Dark Side and became Vader).

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* The eponymous character of ''ForrestGump'' ''Film/ForrestGump'' has a DisappearedDad and his mom tells people that "he's on vacation." Though Forrest tells us that she told him that "he's on vacation" means he's never coming back, we don't see her clarify this for other people.
* In ''OBrotherWhereArtThou'', ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'', Everett's wife Penny tells their daughters that their father died, rather than tell them he's in jail.
* In ''StarWars: A New Hope'', ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'', Obi-Wan tells Luke that Darth Vader killed his father. We know that [[LukeIAmYourFather Vader reveals that to be a lie]] (after a fashion: Obi-Wan considered Anakin dead, and grieved his loss, once he went over to the Dark Side and became Vader).



* In ''TheMaskOfZorro'', Elena was raised to believe Don Rafael was her father. But Rafael ordered the attack on Don Diego de la Vega which resulted in [[MissingMom Esperanza's death]]. Rafael took Elena as his own because he'd loved Esperanza, but she'd chosen Diego. Elena grew up believing her mother died in childbirth. When Diego returns, he sets the record straight.
* In ''TheWaterboy'', Bobby Boucher's mother tells him his father was a missionary who died of thirst in the desert. Later on, she admits that she lied, and that his dad actually left her for another woman.

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* In ''TheMaskOfZorro'', ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'', Elena was raised to believe Don Rafael was her father. But Rafael ordered the attack on Don Diego de la Vega which resulted in [[MissingMom Esperanza's death]]. Rafael took Elena as his own because he'd loved Esperanza, but she'd chosen Diego. Elena grew up believing her mother died in childbirth. When Diego returns, he sets the record straight.
* In ''TheWaterboy'', ''Film/TheWaterboy'', Bobby Boucher's mother tells him his father was a missionary who died of thirst in the desert. Later on, she admits that she lied, and that his dad actually left her for another woman.
9th Oct '15 2:50:02 PM nombretomado
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* In the first book of the PercyJackson series, it's admitted near the beginning that the eponymous character's mom claimed his father was lost at sea. Of course, the truth eventually comes out.

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* In the first book of the PercyJackson ''Literature/{{Percy Jackson|and the Olympians}}'' series, it's admitted near the beginning that the eponymous character's mom claimed his father was lost at sea. Of course, the truth eventually comes out.
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