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26th Sep '16 1:10:01 PM roxana
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** And then in ''Changes'', Harry finds out that he ''is'' the Disappeared Dad to the daughter nobody told him about.

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** And then in ''Changes'', Harry finds out that he ''is'' the Disappeared Dad to the daughter nobody told him about. He is understandably furious with her mother but Susan had her reasons.
24th Sep '16 2:47:13 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'':
** Shinji's dad abandoned him when he was a child, summoned him years later to use him and died during Third Impact. When Gendo returns, Shinji is over thirty and over him.
** Asuka's dad abandoned after her mother's death. Upon returning from Instrumentality he wanted her to return to Germany, but Asuka refused to meet him.
15th Sep '16 5:42:18 PM Tarlonniel
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* ''Fanfic/BloodAndHonor'': Initially, Sanguis has no idea who her father was, since her mother refused to speak about him. The reasons for this refusal are as mysterious as his identity until near the end, when it's strongly implied, though not outright stated, that her father is both an alien and a Jedi, one who had no idea of his daughter's existence.
11th Sep '16 2:02:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Wismerhill doesn't know who his father is, although he's later told that he was a dark elf prince. [[spoiler:He pulls an appearance in the end, though, to congradulate his son and to see his grandkids (among other things). It turns out that he is actually a Prince of Hell who has been playing a game of DivineChess with Lucifer, as he reveals Haazheel Thorn's [[HellOnEarth true plans for the world]] and how he has manipulated Wis.]]

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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Wismerhill doesn't know who his father is, although he's later told that he was a dark elf prince. [[spoiler:He pulls an appearance in the end, though, to congradulate congratulate his son and to see his grandkids (among other things). It turns out that he is actually a Prince of Hell who has been playing a game of DivineChess with Lucifer, as he reveals Haazheel Thorn's [[HellOnEarth true plans for the world]] and how he has manipulated Wis.]]
11th Sep '16 2:01:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Teddy of ''YoungAvengers'' never knew his father. Cassie's was murdered.

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* Teddy of ''YoungAvengers'' ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' never knew his father. Cassie's was murdered.


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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Wismerhill doesn't know who his father is, although he's later told that he was a dark elf prince. [[spoiler:He pulls an appearance in the end, though, to congradulate his son and to see his grandkids (among other things). It turns out that he is actually a Prince of Hell who has been playing a game of DivineChess with Lucifer, as he reveals Haazheel Thorn's [[HellOnEarth true plans for the world]] and how he has manipulated Wis.]]
9th Sep '16 8:08:56 PM Fireblood
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* Rick Sanchez on ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' was this to his daughter Beth, being gone for a big portion of her life. She says that she used to draw him into family pictures with crayon. He eventually comes back and she is willing to do anything to keep him in life, putting up with his antics, allowing her children to go with him on potentially dangerous adventures and be a fugitive.

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* Rick Sanchez on ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' was this to his daughter Beth, being gone for a big portion of her life. She says that she used to draw him into family pictures with crayon. He eventually comes back and she is willing to do anything to keep him in her life, putting up with his antics, antics and even allowing her children to go with him on potentially dangerous adventures and be a fugitive.
9th Sep '16 7:20:46 PM tv1995
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* Rick Sanchez on ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' was this to his daughter Beth, being gone for a big portion of her life. She says that she used to draw him into family pictures with crayon. He eventually comes back and she is willing to do anything to keep him in life, putting up with his antics, allowing her children to go with him on potentially dangerous adventures and be a fugitive.
7th Sep '16 12:52:02 AM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Narcos}}'': The father of Maritza's daughter isn't mentioned or seen. Pablo's own father also doesn't get a single mention before he hides out in his farm in the second season. It's quickly made clear they aren't that close, and possibly have been estranged for some time (his parents apparently divorced or separated). His father finally tells Pablo that he's completely ashamed to have him as a son, prompting him to leave.
6th Sep '16 8:21:36 PM DesertDragon
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There's a bit of a DoubleStandard in fiction regarding single parents. A Disappeared Dad is far less likely to have his absence explained than a MissingMom. When he's not in the picture, it's often taken for granted that he's either dead or a deadbeat, or [[ChildByRape even worse]]. But if he ''is'' alive, he is more likely to either return and reconcile, or be a non-entity who sporadically appears just to remind the hero that Daddy doesn't care about them or only appears to help the child since he and the mother parted on bad terms. It is also possible for the Disappeared Dad to have not ever met the child at all or even know that they exist, unlike the Missing Mom, since fathers don't actually have to be present during childbirth. Sometimes, a Disappeared Dad is not aware of being one; when that type of Disappeared Dad is actually an established character, you get LukeYouAreMyFather.

However, the flipside is that if both parents are absent, the character is ''far'' more likely to be obsessed with his or her lost father. Characters who have lost both parents often do not mention the lost mother at all.

Happens most frequently in animated series, but other media are not immune.

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There's a bit of a DoubleStandard in fiction regarding single parents. A Disappeared Dad is far less likely to have his absence explained than a MissingMom. When he's not in the picture, it's often taken for granted that he's either dead or a deadbeat, or [[ChildByRape even worse]]. deadbeat and the story just keeps moving along with no thought to his whereabouts. But if he ''is'' alive, he is more likely to either return and reconcile, or be a non-entity who sporadically appears just to remind the hero that Daddy doesn't care about them or only appears to help the child since he and the mother parted on bad terms. It is also possible for the Disappeared Dad to have not ever met the child at all or even know that they exist, unlike the Missing Mom, since fathers don't actually have to be present during childbirth. Sometimes, a Disappeared Dad is not aware of being one; when that type of Disappeared Dad is actually an established character, you get LukeYouAreMyFather.

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them. [[note]]The flipside is that if both parents are absent, the character is ''far'' more likely to be obsessed with his or her lost father. Characters who have lost both parents often do not mention the lost mother at all.

Happens most frequently
all, or she doesn't play nearly as large a roll in animated series, but other media are the backstory.[[/note]] It is also possible for the Disappeared Dad to not immune.
know he's a dad at all. Unlike the Missing Mom, he doesn't actually have to be present during childbirth. The mother could very well be [[ChildByRape justified]] in keeping the father [[EvilParentsWantGoodKids out of the loop]]. When this type of Disappeared Dad is actually an established character, you get LukeYouAreMyFather.
6th Sep '16 6:13:25 AM leraluna
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** Also, [[spoiler: Finnick dies in the last book before Annie gives birth to their son.]]
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