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* ''{{Comicbook/Deadpool}}'' is an example -while more of an anti-hero. He had his daughter, Ellie, with a fling, who ran away in disgust after seeing his face. At first, he's adamant about staying away from his daughter, feeling he'd only ruin her life. After meeting her again, it's hard for him to stay away. She's adopted by a good friend, SHIELD agent, Emily Preston. Deadpool faces conflict, stating that he wants to stay away from Ellie to keep her safe, but wants to be close enough to jump into action if she needs help. She has been a target numerous times due to her connection with Deadpool.
** Butler used her as leverage to keep Deadpool in line. Flagsmasher planned to kill her as revenge for Deadpool killing many of his ULTIMATUM agents. After a new Flagsmasher comes along, he also targets Deadpool's family. Then after that's settled, Madcap comes along, and has no problem attacking Ellie to get to Deadpool. He sent them all away to a witness protection program, but they all came back to be with him. Ellie is upset, wondering what Deadpool would say he wants to be with them, then change his mind and send them away. She wonders if he's mad at her, and Deadpool says he's not, but a very bad man wants to hurt her as a way of getting to him.
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ''Manga/NightmareOfNunnally'', Marianne expresses the desire that Lelouch and Nunnally can live as humans. [[spoiler:Of course, this was before she was gunned down, forced to go into her assassin's body, and had her worldview changed to the point where she needed her children's geass, "The Zero", to open Heaven's Door and achieve her AssimilationPlot]].



* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Luffy's DisappearedDad was unknown to him until [[LukeIAmYourFather revealed to him by his grandfather]]. That's probably because his father is [[spoiler: Dragon the Revolutionary, the most dangerous criminal in the world.]] It's strongly hinted that he left Luffy to give him a semblance of a normal life as he'd no doubt be targeted by the [[TheGovernment World Government]] if his relation to him had been known. [[spoiler:Dragon is even seen in a flashback sharply cutting off a subordinate who guesses about the location of his family.]] When that relation is ultimately revealed, Luffy has already become a world-famous pirate and his father remarks simply that he's not a child anymore.
** It turns out Garp did the exact same thing for his rival Gold Roger, by taking in his son [[spoiler:when his mother Rouge fell victim to DeathByChildbirth.]]
* In the beginning of the final arc of the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime series, ''Sailor Stars'', Setsuna (Sailor Pluto) takes baby Hotaru (Sailor Saturn) away from her father to live with her, as well as Haruka (Sailor Uranus) and Michiru (Sailor Neptune), who are concerned at the amount of knowledge that Hotaru takes in. Michiru laments that she wanted Hotaru to grow up like a normal girl.
** OTOH, in the manga Professer Tomoe is killed by Sailor Moon and they raise her through the end of the 3rd arc until the end of the 4th, as a more or less normal girl. She gets her powers back at this point.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Luffy's DisappearedDad was unknown to him until [[LukeIAmYourFather revealed to him by his grandfather]]. That's probably because his father is
In the backstory of ''Manga/KareKano'', [[spoiler: Dragon the Revolutionary, the most dangerous criminal after Reiji Arima finds his son Souichirou barely alive [[SnowMeansDeath in the world.]] It's strongly hinted that snow]] after being beaten and abused by his birth mother Ryouko, he left Luffy to give him a semblance of a normal life as he'd no doubt be targeted by invokes the [[TheGovernment World Government]] if trope via handing the little boy to his relation to him had been known. [[spoiler:Dragon is even seen in a flashback sharply cutting off a subordinate who guesses about the location of his family.]] When that relation is ultimately revealed, Luffy has already become a world-famous pirate older brother Shouji and his father remarks simply that he's not a child anymore.
** It turns out Garp did the exact same thing for his rival Gold Roger, by taking in his son [[spoiler:when his mother Rouge fell victim to DeathByChildbirth.
wife Shizune so they can raise him better.]]
* In Used in ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', after [[spoiler: the beginning of the final arc of the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime series, ''Sailor Stars'', Setsuna (Sailor Pluto) takes baby Hotaru (Sailor Saturn) away from titular character loses her father to live with her, as well as Haruka (Sailor Uranus) and Michiru (Sailor Neptune), who are concerned at the amount of knowledge that Hotaru takes in. Michiru laments that she wanted Hotaru to grow up like a normal girl.
** OTOH, in the manga Professer Tomoe is killed by Sailor Moon and they raise her through the end of the 3rd arc until the end of the 4th, as a more or less normal girl. She gets her
blood-creating powers back at this point.as a consequence of being kidnapped and almost used as a BarrierMaiden by the Brownlick clan. Her FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire relatives, who ''were'' planning to do that from a while ago, erase her memories of themselves ''and'' the very existence of vampires so she won't be burdened; then, they ask her boyfriend ''and'' their SecretKeeper Kenta Usui to help her rebuild her life from scratch. Kenta thinks it's not fair to Karin, but ultimately accepts, and later they're HappilyMarried.]]



* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', Fate initially opposed her adopted children Erio and Caro joining the [[SpacePolice Time-Space Administration Bureau]] despite their abilities (Caro can [[TheBeastmaster summon dragons]], and Erio made it to B rank at the age of 10), and notes to herself that she had hoped they would take a more peaceful path in life. Over time, she becomes more at ease about allowing them to serve.
** Nanoha also thought that it would be better for a normal family to adopt Vivio instead of her despite everyone else pointing out that she was already the perfect candidate. She caved in after [[spoiler: Vivio was kidnapped]], and officially adopted Vivio at the end of ''[=StrikerS=]''.



* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', Fate initially opposed her adopted children Erio and Caro joining the [[SpacePolice Time-Space Administration Bureau]] despite their abilities (Caro can [[TheBeastmaster summon dragons]], and Erio made it to B rank at the age of 10), and notes to herself that she had hoped they would take a more peaceful path in life. Over time, she becomes more at ease about allowing them to serve.
** Nanoha also thought that it would be better for a normal family to adopt Vivio instead of her despite everyone else pointing out that she was already the perfect candidate. She caved in after [[spoiler: Vivio was kidnapped]], and officially adopted Vivio at the end of ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ''Manga/NightmareOfNunnally'', Marianne expresses the desire that Lelouch and Nunnally can live as humans. [[spoiler:Of course, this was before she was gunned down, forced to go into her assassin's body, and had her worldview changed to the point where she needed her children's geass, "The Zero," to open Heaven's Door and achieve her AssimilationPlot]].



* Used in ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', after [[spoiler: the titular character loses her blood-creating powers as a consequence of being kidnapped and almost used as a BarrierMaiden by the Brownlick clan. Her FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire relatives, who ''were'' planning to do that from a while ago, erase her memories of themselves ''and'' the very existence of vampires so she won't be burdened; then, they ask her boyfriend ''and'' their SecretKeeper Kenta Usui to help her rebuild her life from scratch. Kenta thinks it's not fair to Karin, but ultimately accepts, and later they're HappilyMarried.]]
* In the backstory of ''Manga/KareKano'', [[spoiler: after Reiji Arima finds his son Souichirou barely alive [[SnowMeansDeath in the snow]] after being beaten and abused by his birth mother Ryouko, he invokes the trope via handing the little boy to his older brother Shouji and his wife Shizune so they can raise him better.]]

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* Used in ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', after ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Luffy's DisappearedDad was unknown to him until [[LukeIAmYourFather revealed to him by his grandfather]]. That's probably because his father is
[[spoiler: Dragon the titular character loses her blood-creating powers Revolutionary, the most dangerous criminal in the world.]] It's strongly hinted that he left Luffy to give him a semblance of a normal life as a consequence of being kidnapped and almost used as a BarrierMaiden he'd no doubt be targeted by the Brownlick clan. Her FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire relatives, [[TheGovernment World Government]] if his relation to him had been known. [[spoiler:Dragon is even seen in a flashback sharply cutting off a subordinate who ''were'' planning to do guesses about the location of his family.]] When that from a while ago, erase her memories of themselves ''and'' the very existence of vampires so she won't be burdened; then, they ask her boyfriend ''and'' their SecretKeeper Kenta Usui to help her rebuild her life from scratch. Kenta thinks it's not fair to Karin, but relation is ultimately accepts, revealed, Luffy has already become a world-famous pirate and later they're HappilyMarried.]]
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his father remarks simply that he's not a child anymore.
** It turns out Garp did
the backstory of ''Manga/KareKano'', [[spoiler: after Reiji Arima finds exact same thing for his rival Gold Roger, by taking in his son Souichirou barely alive [[SnowMeansDeath in the snow]] after being beaten and abused by [[spoiler:when his birth mother Ryouko, he invokes the trope via handing the little boy Rouge fell victim to his older brother Shouji and his wife Shizune so they can raise him better.DeathByChildbirth.]]



* In the beginning of the final arc of the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime series, ''Sailor Stars'', Setsuna (Sailor Pluto) takes baby Hotaru (Sailor Saturn) away from her father to live with her, as well as Haruka (Sailor Uranus) and Michiru (Sailor Neptune), who are concerned at the amount of knowledge that Hotaru takes in. Michiru laments that she wanted Hotaru to grow up like a normal girl.
** OTOH, in the manga Professer Tomoe is killed by Sailor Moon and they raise her through the end of the 3rd arc until the end of the 4th, as a more or less normal girl. She gets her powers back at this point.



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* Inversion: In one ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story arc, Jack-In-The-Box, after visits from evil future versions of his unborn son (they turned evil because he died and wasn't available as a father), semi-retires from super-heroics to raise the child. He recruits a replacement and relegates himself as MissionControl support.



* In ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' it's revealed in Year Two that [[spoiler:Harley Quinn]] did this with her daughter five years before it's talked about on panel, the child lives with her sister and the child's father [[spoiler:SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker]] doesn't know about her.

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* Inversion: In one ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story arc, Jack-In-The-Box, after visits from evil future versions of his unborn son (they turned evil because he died and wasn't available as a father), semi-retires from super-heroics to raise the child. He recruits a replacement and relegates himself as MissionControl support.



* In ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' it's revealed in Year Two that [[spoiler:Harley Quinn]] did this with her daughter five years before it's talked about on panel, the child lives with her sister and the child's father [[spoiler:SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker]] doesn't know about her.



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* In ''Film/TheMasterOfDisguise'', Pistachio's father gets himself out of the crime-fighting business and opens a restaurant so that his son won't know a life of danger. This, of course, fails when he and his wife are kidnapped, and Pistachio's grandfather shows up to teach him about the family legacy and train him to save his parents.



* In ''Film/TheMasterOfDisguise'', Pistachio's father gets himself out of the crime-fighting business and opens a restaurant so that his son won't know a life of danger. This, of course, fails when he and his wife are kidnapped, and Pistachio's grandfather shows up to teach him about the family legacy and train him to save his parents.



* ''Literature/TheCalling'': This tie-in novel to the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise reveals that BreakoutCharacter [[HalfHumanHybrid Alistair's]] parents both gave him up for this. His mother, an elven mage, asked that he be told his mother was a human who died giving birth to him so he wouldn't live with the {{fantastic racism}} she had to face as an elf. His father, King of Ferelden, didn't acknowledge him as his bastard because he wanted to spare Alistair from the {{gilded cage}} of royal life. [[spoiler:Depending on the Warden's actions in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Maric's attempt might turn out to be for naught.]]
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': [[spoiler: The other wizard Harry encounters this dilemma, and gives up his daughter so that she can have a normal life - or a life at all - in ''Literature/{{Changes}}''.]] It is utterly ''[[TearJerker heartbreaking.]]''



* ''Literature/TheCalling'': This tie-in novel to the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise reveals that BreakoutCharacter [[HalfHumanHybrid Alistair's]] parents both gave him up for this. His mother, an elven mage, asked that he be told his mother was a human who died giving birth to him so he wouldn't live with the {{fantastic racism}} she had to face as an elf. His father, King of Ferelden, didn't acknowledge him as his bastard because he wanted to spare Alistair from the {{gilded cage}} of royal life. [[spoiler:Depending on the Warden's actions in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Maric's attempt might turn out to be for naught.]]
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': [[spoiler: The other wizard Harry encounters this dilemma, and gives up his daughter so that she can have a normal life - or a life at all - in ''Literature/{{Changes}}''.]] It is utterly ''[[TearJerker heartbreaking.]]''
* In ''Literature/TheRubyRedTrilogy'', Gwen's mother lies about her birth date so that no-one will suspect that she inherited the family time-traveling gene; she hopes that Gwen won't inherit it after all and can live as a normal kid. For sixteen years, Gwen's cousin Charlotte (who has the same birthday) is believed to be the heir of the gene, and she was groomed to survive in the past. [[PubertySuperpower But then Gwen starts time-traveling.]] In the third book, it is revealed that [[spoiler: Gwen's actual parents fled from the villians to the past but left her in the present so she would be safe (or at least a little safer).]]

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* ''Literature/TheCalling'': This tie-in novel to the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise reveals that BreakoutCharacter [[HalfHumanHybrid Alistair's]] parents both gave him up for this. His mother, an elven mage, asked that he be told his mother was a human who died giving birth to him so he wouldn't live with the {{fantastic racism}} she had to face as an elf. His father, King of Ferelden, didn't acknowledge him as his bastard because he wanted to spare Alistair from the {{gilded cage}} of royal life. [[spoiler:Depending on the Warden's actions in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Maric's attempt might turn out to be for naught.]]
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': [[spoiler: The other wizard Harry encounters this dilemma, and gives up his daughter so that she can have a normal life - or a life at all - in ''Literature/{{Changes}}''.]] It is utterly ''[[TearJerker heartbreaking.]]''
* In ''Literature/TheRubyRedTrilogy'', Gwen's mother lies about her birth date birthdate so that no-one no one will suspect that she inherited the family time-traveling time travelling gene; she hopes that Gwen won't inherit it after all and can live as a normal kid. For sixteen years, Gwen's cousin Charlotte (who has the same birthday) is believed to be the heir of the gene, and she was groomed to survive in the past. [[PubertySuperpower But then Gwen starts time-traveling.time travelling.]] In the third book, it is revealed that [[spoiler: Gwen's [[spoiler:Gwen's actual parents fled from the villians to the past but left her in the present so she would be safe (or at least a little safer).]]



* On ''Series/TheXFiles'', Scully gives her infant son up for adoption to protect him from the villains hunting him down.
* In the third and final season of ''Series/{{Roswell}}'', Max gives his son, Zan, up for adoption to protect the boy from the life of secrecy and persecution Max has had to live with for the entire series.



* In a flashback of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Xena is shown giving up her son Solan. She places the boy with a centaur foster father so that he can grow up in peace and safety (and away from his mother's violent influence).
* ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'': Richard Sharpe gives up his baby daughter to her uncle after her mother dies so she'll have a proper family.
* On ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', this is the explanation for why the Halliwell Sisters grew up not being able to use their powers or knowing about them: Their mother and grandmother "bound their powers" in order to let them live a safe and normal life. This was never quite as much of an option with baby Wyatt, who is an even greater ChosenOne than the Charmed Sisters themselves, but the Halliwell Sisters stil had a tendency to wish that they could give Wyatt a normal life.

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* In a flashback of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Xena is shown giving up her son Solan. She places ''Series/{{Castle}}'', this turns out to be the boy reason for Castle's dad being a complete unknown. [[spoiler:He was a CIA operative who had a one-night stand with a centaur foster father so that he can grow up in peace Castle's mom, and safety (and away from then didn't want to endanger them with his mother's violent influence).
* ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'': Richard Sharpe gives up his baby daughter to her uncle after her mother dies so she'll have a proper family.
enemies.]]
* On ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', this is the explanation for why the Halliwell Sisters grew up not being able to use their powers or knowing about them: Their mother and grandmother "bound their powers" in order to let them live a safe and normal life. This was never quite as much of an option with baby Wyatt, who is an even greater ChosenOne than the Charmed Sisters themselves, but the Halliwell Sisters stil still had a tendency to wish that they could give Wyatt a normal life.life.
* In ''Series/ChinesePaladin'', the hero tries to do this towards his LoveInterest, having time-traveled back to her childhood. He asks her granny to not tell her about her heritage and keep her secluded from danger. Not being very GenreSavvy, it [[YouCantFightFate backfires on him nastily]], resulting in Ling'er having no clue how to use her {{Chosen One}} powers when she needs them.



* In the second ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' movie, the heroes work with a police investigator who's trying to live up to the image of his father, a great cop who was killed in the line of duty. At the end of the movie, as a "thank you" for his help, the team takes him back to 1986 so he can see his father at least once. At one point the father's partner asks if he wants his son to become a cop too, to which he responds, "No, I don't want him having to do this for a living."



* In the second ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' movie, the heroes work with a police investigator who's trying to live up to the image of his father, a great cop who was killed in the line of duty. At the end of the movie, as a "thank you" for his help, the team takes him back to 1986 so he can see his father at least once. At one point the father's partner asks if he wants his son to become a cop too, to which he responds, "No, I don't want him having to do this for a living."
* In ''Series/ChinesePaladin'', the hero tries to do this towards his LoveInterest, having time-traveled back to her childhood. He asks her granny to not tell her about her heritage and keep her secluded from danger. Not being very GenreSavvy, it [[YouCantFightFate backfires on him nastily]], resulting in Ling'er having no clue how to use her {{Chosen One}} powers when she needs them.
* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'', this turns out to be the reason for Castle's dad being a complete unknown. [[spoiler:He was a CIA operative who had a one-night stand with Castle's mom, and then didn't want to endanger them with his enemies.]]

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* In the second ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' movie, third and final season of ''Series/{{Roswell}}'', Max gives his son, Zan, up for adoption to protect the heroes work with a police investigator who's trying boy from the life of secrecy and persecution Max has had to live up to with for the image of entire series.
* ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'': Richard Sharpe gives up
his father, baby daughter to her uncle after her mother dies so she'll have a great cop who was killed in proper family.
* In a flashback of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Xena is shown giving up her son Solan. She places
the line of duty. At the end of the movie, as boy with a "thank you" for his help, the team takes him back to 1986 centaur foster father so that he can see his father at least once. At one point the father's partner asks if he wants his son to become a cop too, to which he responds, "No, I don't want him having to do this for a living."
* In ''Series/ChinesePaladin'', the hero tries to do this towards his LoveInterest, having time-traveled back to her childhood. He asks her granny to not tell her about her heritage
grow up in peace and keep her secluded safety (and away from danger. Not being very GenreSavvy, it [[YouCantFightFate backfires on his mother's violent influence).
* On ''Series/TheXFiles'', Scully gives her infant son up for adoption to protect
him nastily]], resulting in Ling'er having no clue how to use her {{Chosen One}} powers when she needs them.
* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'', this turns out to be
from the reason for Castle's dad being a complete unknown. [[spoiler:He was a CIA operative who had a one-night stand with Castle's mom, and then didn't want to endanger them with his enemies.]]villains hunting him down.



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* ''Theatre/NextToNormal'' quotes this almost verbatim in one song. However, it's [[InvertedTrope in reference to Diana staying]] and trying to be a responsible mother even though she's struggling with severe bipolar disorder. The trope is then played straight (sort of) when Diana [[spoiler:leaves the family to seek help elsewhere, leaving her daughter with her considerably more stable father. And the ending mentions that Diana and her daughter ''are'' in contact, so it's not like Diana just up and left.]]
* In Puccini's ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', Butterfly gives her son to Pinkerton and his wife to raise before [[spoiler:killing herself]].

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* ''Theatre/NextToNormal'' quotes this almost verbatim in one song. However, it's [[InvertedTrope in Inspiring the Xena reference to Diana staying]] and trying to be a responsible above, [[Myth/GreekMythology Zeus]]' mother even though she's struggling with severe bipolar disorder. The trope is then played straight (sort of) when Diana [[spoiler:leaves the family to seek help elsewhere, leaving Rhea lovingly palmed her daughter with her considerably more stable father. And the ending mentions that Diana and her daughter ''are'' in contact, so it's not like Diana just up and left.]]
* In Puccini's ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', Butterfly gives her
youngest son to Pinkerton and his wife off on a centaur to raise before [[spoiler:killing herself]].on a beautiful island. (So her husband wouldn't [[EatsBabies swallow him like the rest]].) This was somewhat more of a 'keep him alive' stratagem than a 'normal life' one--there hadn't even really been enough people in the history of the world at this point for 'normal to have many benchmarks.
** However, since Zeus' older siblings came out of Kronos' stomach fully grown and [[ItsPersonal ready for war]], having presumably matured [[{{Squick}} in there]], there is a normal life element. Since a major factor in both wars was the question of whether Gaia's ugly children would be immured forever underground where the current lord of the universe didn't have to look at them, growing up in your father's stomach counts as 'abnormal' even then.
** Oddly, Zeus doesn't seem to be any better adjusted than any of his sisters and brothers. Trauma may work differently for gods.
*** And his ''children'' aren't any better adjusted, either.
*** Mainly because he either ate them like Athena, who came out fully grown (Do these people learn nothing of their parents? Oddly enough, [[DaddysGirl Athena didn't hold it against him]].), or completely neglected by their father and tormented by their evil stepmother.
** A "normal life" probably isn't an option for [[PhysicalGod literal gods]] anyway.



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* In Puccini's ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', Butterfly gives her son to Pinkerton and his wife to raise before [[spoiler:killing herself]].
* ''Theatre/NextToNormal'' quotes this almost verbatim in one song. However, it's [[InvertedTrope in reference to Diana staying]] and trying to be a responsible mother even though she's struggling with severe bipolar disorder. The trope is then played straight (sort of) when Diana [[spoiler:leaves the family to seek help elsewhere, leaving her daughter with her considerably more stable father. And the ending mentions that Diana and her daughter ''are'' in contact, so it's not like Diana just up and left.]]
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* ''Franchise/DragonAgeOrigins'': ''Literature/TheCalling'' reveals that [[BreakoutCharacter Alistair's]] parents gave him up for this. His mother, an elven mage, asked that Alistair be told his mother was a human who died giving birth to him so he wouldn't live with the {{fantastic racism}} she had to face as an elf. His father, King of Ferelden, gave him to his brother-in-law to raise and didn't acknowledge him as his bastard because he wanted to spare Alistair from the {{gilded cage}} of royal life. [[spoiler:Depending on the Warden's actions in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Maric's attempt might turn out to be for naught.]]



* ''Franchise/DragonAgeOrigins'': ''Literature/TheCalling'' reveals that [[BreakoutCharacter Alistair's]] parents gave him up for this. His mother, an elven mage, asked that Alistair be told his mother was a human who died giving birth to him so he wouldn't live with the {{fantastic racism}} she had to face as an elf. His father, King of Ferelden, gave him to his brother-in-law to raise and didn't acknowledge him as his bastard because he wanted to spare Alistair from the {{gilded cage}} of royal life. [[spoiler:Depending on the Warden's actions in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Maric's attempt might turn out to be for naught.]]



* In the epilogue true ending of ''[[VisualNovel/GSenjouNoMaou The Devil on G-String]]'', [[spoiler: knowing Haru might get imprisoned for attempted murder of 'Maou' through illegal possession of a firearm, Kyousuke intentionally twisted his story during his confession to the police to ensure his lover Haru will not be branded a criminal so that her violinist career won't be ruined]]. Kyousuke also behaved like a jerk towards Tsubaki, Kanon & Mizuha during [[spoiler: their prison visits in order not to soil their reputation for associating with a murderer.]] When Kyousuke is finally [[spoiler:released from prison]], his reunion with Haru is the missing piece that will provide their daughter the normal life that they both lack.



* In the epilogue true ending of [[VisualNovel/GSenjouNoMaou The Devil on G-String]], [[spoiler: knowing Haru might get imprisoned for attempted murder of 'Maou' through illegal possession of a firearm, Kyousuke intentionally twisted his story during his confession to the police to ensure his lover Haru will not be branded a criminal so that her violinist career won't be ruined]]. Kyousuke also behaved like a jerk towards Tsubaki, Kanon & Mizuha during [[spoiler: their prison visits in order not to soil their reputation for associating with a murderer.]] When Kyousuke is finally [[spoiler:released from prison]], his reunion with Haru is the missing piece that will provide their daughter the normal life that they both lack.



* In ''WTFComics'', Straha left his daughter, Katis, with her mother so she would never have to deal with being an Ironscale. Katis did,however, eventually display Ironscale abilities when her father (who she had previously believed to be her uncle) was wounded]].

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* In ''WTFComics'', Straha left his daughter, Katis, ''Webcomic/BatmanAndSons'' [[PlayedWith plays with]] this--Terry's mother, [[spoiler:Catwoman]], leaves him with her mother so she would never Batman because he'll be safer that way, but of course there's no illusion that he'll have to deal with being an Ironscale. Katis did,however, eventually display Ironscale abilities when her father (who she had previously believed to be her uncle) was wounded]].a ''normal'' life.



* ''Webcomic/BatmanAndSons'' [[PlayedWith plays with]] this--Terry's mother, [[spoiler:Catwoman]], leaves him with Batman because he'll be safer that way, but of course there's no illusion that he'll have a ''normal'' life.

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* ''Webcomic/BatmanAndSons'' [[PlayedWith plays with]] this--Terry's mother, [[spoiler:Catwoman]], leaves him In ''Webcomic/WTFComics'', Straha left his daughter, Katis, with Batman because he'll be safer that way, but of course there's no illusion that he'll her mother so she would never have a ''normal'' life.to deal with being an Ironscale. Katis did,however, eventually display Ironscale abilities when her father (who she had previously believed to be her uncle) was wounded]].



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* Inspiring the Xena reference above, [[Myth/GreekMythology Zeus]]' mother Rhea lovingly palmed her youngest son off on a centaur to raise on a beautiful island. (So her husband wouldn't [[EatsBabies swallow him like the rest]].) This was somewhat more of a 'keep him alive' stratagem than a 'normal life' one--there hadn't even really been enough people in the history of the world at this point for 'normal to have many benchmarks.
** However, since Zeus' older siblings came out of Kronos' stomach fully grown and [[ItsPersonal ready for war]], having presumably matured [[{{Squick}} in there]], there is a normal life element. Since a major factor in both wars was the question of whether Gaia's ugly children would be immured forever underground where the current lord of the universe didn't have to look at them, growing up in your father's stomach counts as 'abnormal' even then.
** Oddly, Zeus doesn't seem to be any better adjusted than any of his sisters and brothers. Trauma may work differently for gods.
*** And his ''children'' aren't any better adjusted, either.
*** Mainly because he either ate them like Athena, who came out fully grown (Do these people learn nothing of their parents? Oddly enough, [[DaddysGirl Athena didn't hold it against him]].), or completely neglected by their father and tormented by their evil stepmother.
** A "normal life" probably isn't an option for [[PhysicalGod literal gods]] anyway.
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* Deconstructed in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Inqueling". The episode reveals that, before her mutation, Inque gave birth to a daughter she subsequently gave up for adoption. When the two reunite in the show Inque explains that she had grown up poor and let herself ''become'' Inque all for the money, and she wanted to give her daughter an easier life with normal parents and a large trust fund. When Inque reveals just how much money she has, however, her daughter tries to kill her in order to get control of her bank accounts. She points out that Inque never gave her anything ''except'' money, so why is Inque surprised that she is just taking more of it?



* Deconstructed in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Inqueling". The episode reveals that, before her mutation, Inque gave birth to a daughter she subsequently gave up for adoption. When the two reunite in the show Inque explains that she had grown up poor and let herself ''become'' Inque all for the money, and she wanted to give her daughter an easier life with normal parents and a large trust fund. When Inque reveals just how much money she has, however, her daughter tries to kill her in order to get control of her bank accounts. She points out that Inque never gave her anything ''except'' money, so why is Inque surprised that she is just taking more of it?


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4th Mar '17 12:24:43 PM Give1Take2
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* ''Literature/TheCalling'': This tie-in novel to the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise reveals that BreakoutCharacter [[HalfHumanHybrid Alistair's]] parents both gave him up for this. His mother, an elven mage, asked that he be told his mother was a human who died giving birth to him so he wouldn't live with the {{fantastic racism}} she had to face as an elf. His father, King of Ferelden, didn't acknowledge him as his bastard because he wanted to spare Alistair from the {{gilded cage}} of royal life. [[spoiler:Depending on the Warden's actions in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Maric's attempt might turn out to be for naught.]]


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* ''Franchise/DragonAgeOrigins'': ''Literature/TheCalling'' reveals that [[BreakoutCharacter Alistair's]] parents gave him up for this. His mother, an elven mage, asked that Alistair be told his mother was a human who died giving birth to him so he wouldn't live with the {{fantastic racism}} she had to face as an elf. His father, King of Ferelden, gave him to his brother-in-law to raise and didn't acknowledge him as his bastard because he wanted to spare Alistair from the {{gilded cage}} of royal life. [[spoiler:Depending on the Warden's actions in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Maric's attempt might turn out to be for naught.]]
30th Jun '16 4:39:20 PM Eddy1215
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* In the ChristmasEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Mr. Hyunh reveals that a couple of decades back during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, his village was attacked, but some soldiers were evacuating civilians. However, they only had room on the helicopter for one, so Mr. Hyunh gave up his then two-year-old daughter Mai to the soldiers, so she could have a better life. [[spoiler: The soldiers apparently found a home for her in America, and she is reunited with her father as an adult thanks to help from Arnold.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Korra grows resentful of the fact she was shut away in a compound for most of her life thanks to her parents and Tenzin. She lets it go however after the pressure of being the Avatar gets to her and her parents reveal their reasoning: [[spoiler:after Tonraq's banishment, they only ever wanted have a family and live a normal life, but that plan got nixed after it was revealed she was the next Avatar. The compound was an attempt to give her as normal a life as her role would allow her. Ironically enough, all Korra has ever wanted to be is the Avatar and be as not normal as possible.]]

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* In the ChristmasEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Mr. Hyunh reveals that a couple of decades back during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, his village was attacked, but some soldiers were evacuating civilians. However, they only had room on the helicopter for one, so Mr. Hyunh gave up his then two-year-old daughter Mai to the soldiers, so she could have a better life. [[spoiler: The soldiers apparently found a home for her in America, and she is reunited with her father as an adult thanks to help from Arnold.Arnold and Helga.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Korra grows resentful of the fact she was shut away in a compound for most of her life thanks to her parents and Tenzin. She lets it go however after the pressure of being the Avatar gets to her and her parents reveal their reasoning: [[spoiler:after Tonraq's banishment, they only ever wanted to have a family and live a normal life, but that plan got nixed after it was revealed she was the next Avatar. The compound was an attempt to give her as normal a life as her role would allow her. Ironically enough, all Korra has ever wanted to be is the Avatar and be as not normal as possible.]]
3rd Jun '16 8:12:23 AM Willbyr
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* In ''LuckyStar'', Soujirou remembers that his late wife Kanata asked this for [[OtakuSurrogate Kon]][[OlderThanTheyLook ata]]. Kanata was hoping their daughter wouldn't inherit [[OlderThanTheyLook her height]] and Sou's {{otaku}} tendencies, but it turns out to be exactly that when she grew up.

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* In ''LuckyStar'', ''Manga/LuckyStar'', Soujirou remembers that his late wife Kanata asked this for [[OtakuSurrogate Kon]][[OlderThanTheyLook ata]]. Kanata was hoping their daughter wouldn't inherit [[OlderThanTheyLook her height]] and Sou's {{otaku}} tendencies, but it turns out to be exactly that when she grew up.
28th May '16 6:02:46 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'': Turns out that this is part of the reason that Negi ended up living with his cousin. As a war hero, his father made enemies that still hold a grudge on him for foiling their plans. [[spoiler: And when your mother gets wrongfully accused for starting a war, then escapes her execution by [[FakingTheDead faking her death]], it's probably best for you that you don't hang around her. Or live in [[MagicWorld her home world]].]] Just look at [[DoomedHometown his hometown]] [[AncientConspiracy when they]] [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive found where he lives]]...

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'': ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Turns out that this is part of the reason that Negi ended up living with his cousin. As a war hero, his father made enemies that still hold a grudge on him for foiling their plans. [[spoiler: And when your mother gets wrongfully accused for starting a war, then escapes her execution by [[FakingTheDead faking her death]], it's probably best for you that you don't hang around her. Or live in [[MagicWorld her home world]].]] Just look at [[DoomedHometown his hometown]] [[AncientConspiracy when they]] [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive found where he lives]]...
8th May '16 9:32:21 PM luffy_mib
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* In the epilogue true ending of [[VisualNovel/GSenjouNoMaou The Devil on G-String]], [[spoiler: knowing Haru might get imprisoned for attempted murder of 'Maou' through illegal possession of a firearm, Kyousuke intentionally twisted his story during his confession to the police to ensure his lover Haru will not be branded a criminal so that her violinist career won't be ruined]]. Kyousuke also behaved like a jerk towards Tsubaki, Kanon & Mizuha during their visits in order not to soil their reputation for associating with a murderer.

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* In the epilogue true ending of [[VisualNovel/GSenjouNoMaou The Devil on G-String]], [[spoiler: knowing Haru might get imprisoned for attempted murder of 'Maou' through illegal possession of a firearm, Kyousuke intentionally twisted his story during his confession to the police to ensure his lover Haru will not be branded a criminal so that her violinist career won't be ruined]]. Kyousuke also behaved like a jerk towards Tsubaki, Kanon & Mizuha during [[spoiler: their prison visits in order not to soil their reputation for associating with a murderer.]] When Kyousuke is finally [[spoiler:released from prison]], his reunion with Haru is the missing piece that will provide their daughter the normal life that they both lack.
8th May '16 9:22:18 PM luffy_mib
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* In the epilogue true ending of [[VisualNovel/GSenjouNoMaou The Devil on G-String]], [[spoiler: knowing Haru might get imprisoned for attempted murder of 'Maou' through illegal possession of a firearm, Kyousuke intentionally twisted his story during his confession to the police to ensure his lover Haru will not be branded a criminal so that her violinist career won't be ruined]]. Kyousuke also behaved like a jerk towards Tsubaki, Kanon & Mizuha during their visits in order not to soil their reputation for associating with a murderer.
8th May '16 1:43:51 PM nombretomado
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* In the ChristmasEpisode of ''HeyArnold'', Mr. Hyunh reveals that a couple of decades back during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, his village was attacked, but some soldiers were evacuating civilians. However, they only had room on the helicopter for one, so Mr. Hyunh gave up his then two-year-old daughter Mai to the soldiers, so she could have a better life. [[spoiler: The soldiers apparently found a home for her in America, and she is reunited with her father as an adult thanks to help from Arnold.]]

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* In the ChristmasEpisode of ''HeyArnold'', ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Mr. Hyunh reveals that a couple of decades back during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, his village was attacked, but some soldiers were evacuating civilians. However, they only had room on the helicopter for one, so Mr. Hyunh gave up his then two-year-old daughter Mai to the soldiers, so she could have a better life. [[spoiler: The soldiers apparently found a home for her in America, and she is reunited with her father as an adult thanks to help from Arnold.]]
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