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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.
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.
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