History Main / DisappearedDad

19th Mar '17 9:51:18 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** An interesting case is that Castle has stated in earlier seasons that he doesn't '''want''' to meet his father, because as long as he's missing then he can imagine him as having a really awesome job, like being a spy. Which becomes heavily ironic in the fourth season reveal that he actually '''is''' a spy, when he appears to help rescue his kidnapped granddaughter from an old enemy. It also turns out that, despite not being there in person, he has kept tabs on his son throughout his entire life, and was even directly responsible for Castle becoming a writer in the first place.
19th Mar '17 9:50:04 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Which totally inspires FridgeLogic when you realize [[spoiler: Ortega's been missing/presumed dead for about ten ''years''. In all that time in, presumably, the Dark World, he not only managed to reach the Charlock Castle ''without'' the rainbow bridge, but failed to become stronger than his son/daughter, despite the fact that he was already much, much stronger than that, considering the fact that he's on the final floor of the last dungeon in the game? What the hell?]]
19th Mar '17 9:44:19 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Also in ''Princess Bride'', there is the framing device of the grandfather reading the story to his grandson. Grandpa says, "This is the book my father used to read to me when I was sick and I used to read it to your father. And today, I'm going to read it to you." It's not mentioned why dad isn't around to read the book to the son himself, although he might just be at work.



* ''StarWars'': Luke's father is mentioned a fair bit in the first movie, and in the second one... [[LukeIAmYourFather Well, you know.]] This trope is kind of pivotal to the original trilogy.

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* ''StarWars'': ''StarWars'':
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Luke's father is mentioned a fair bit in the first movie, and in the second one... [[LukeIAmYourFather Well, you know.]] This trope is kind of pivotal to the original trilogy.



** From the ExpandedUniverse: Princess Allana Djo Solo of the Hapes Consortium had a father whose duties as a Jedi kept him away, [[spoiler:and then he turned evil]].
16th Mar '17 4:35:17 PM MichaelKatsuro
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* Madeline from ''Literature/EverythingEverything'' lost her dad in a truck accident that took her brother too.
10th Mar '17 5:12:42 PM TrickyTroper
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** Link himself is even worse off. His mother is mentioned in about one game (Ocarina of Time, again) and his father never. The closest relatives he ever lived with was [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToTHePast an uncle,]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker a grandma and a little sister.]] He even played KnightTemplarBigBrother to the later.

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** Link himself is even worse off. His mother is only mentioned in about one game (Ocarina of Time, again) and his father never. The closest relatives he ever lived with was [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToTHePast an uncle,]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker a grandma and a little sister.]] He even played KnightTemplarBigBrother to the later.latter.



* ''VideoGame/StarFox'': James [=McCloud=], Fox' father, disappears in the backstory. He has been on-screen a few times, but [[MindScrew likely]] as a hallucination every time.

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* ''VideoGame/StarFox'': James [=McCloud=], Fox' Fox's father, disappears in the backstory. He has been on-screen a few times, but [[MindScrew likely]] as a hallucination every time.
10th Mar '17 2:11:11 PM TrickyTroper
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* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', Cream's mother Vanilla is a recurring character, but her father has never been shown or mentioned in any official material. In most {{fanfic}}s that mention Cream's father at all, he [[SomeoneToRememberHimBy died before Cream was born]].



** Also, Roger [[spoiler: murdered his own father]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** Prunella's father has never been mentioned. Prunella, Rubella, and their mother Wanda have been shown alongside an unnamed male character resembling them, but it is unknown whether or not he is part of the family.
** Downplayed with Buster, as he occasionally visits his father.
** Marina is a subversion, as her father is mentioned once.



* For having one of the most extensive casts, it becomes all the more noticeable to see the absence of [[TheSimpsons Marge's dad]], whose fate has only been casually mentioned.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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For having [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters one of the most extensive casts, casts]], it becomes all the more noticeable to see the absence of [[TheSimpsons Marge's dad]], dad, whose fate has only been casually mentioned.mentioned. [[spoiler: He died of lung cancer when Marge was 3 and Patty and Selma were 13.]]
** In the episode "The Seven-Beer Snitch", Snowball V sneaks food from a neighbor who appears to be a single mother.



* In ''TimothyGoesToSchool'' the only students who fathers aren't seen are Yoko and Lilly who only has a mother.

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* In ''TimothyGoesToSchool'' the ''TimothyGoesToSchool'', Yoko, Lilly, and Juanita each live with only students who fathers aren't seen are Yoko and Lilly who only has a mother.their respective mothers.
8th Mar '17 9:47:13 PM Fireblood
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** Garfield's mother appeared in a few strips early on, and has been referenced many times. His father has never received so much as a mention.

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** Garfield's mother appeared in a few strips early on, and has been referenced many times. His father has never received so much as a mention.[[note]]Of course, it's pretty realistic, as male cats take no part in caring for kittens-they just mate and leave. So his identity would most likely be unknown. Females also generally mate with multiples males. Then again, Garfield is hardly strictly "realist" in regards to cats.[[/note]]
8th Mar '17 5:53:07 PM TrickyTroper
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
** Garfield's mother appeared in a few strips early on, and has been referenced many times. His father has never received so much as a mention.
** Also, Jon's cousin Judy appears to be a single mother to Tammy and Stevie.
2nd Mar '17 9:33:04 PM grimgrendel
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*In ''Fanfic/HardBeingPure'', Magnolia's dad left home because he couldn't deal with his hyperallergic wife and son. He's not even mentioned until Part 3:
--> It had been a simple mistake, Magnolia forgetting to change out of her clothes as she came back from her friend's place, who owned a dog. Walking around the house, sitting on the couch, touching things. When Nathan came back home that day, he went into anaphylactic shock, and had to be urgently brought to the hospital. A near miss. Not an isolated incident, nor the worst by far. Randall had endured thirteen years of this, of either Judith or Nathan having a terribly severe allergy attack for apparently no reason, only because fate decided immunodeficiency disorder was a thing.
28th Feb '17 1:34:16 PM scionofgrace
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** There is also a case of Baron Kalus Wulfenbach. His son Gilgamesh spent his early childhood knowing nothing about his father. It was supposedly done for his protection.

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** There is also a case of Baron Kalus Wulfenbach. His son Gilgamesh spent his early childhood knowing nothing about his father. It family. He was supposedly done stunned to learn that he was the son of Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, iron-fisted ruler of Europa—from Klaus himself. He was kept in the dark for his protection. own safety.
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