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18th Jan '17 4:24:07 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Noblemen are ''expected'' to be this to their bastard children, who are commonly just left with their mothers or fostered by another family. That Ned and Oberyn avert this is considered remarkable, and even brings down the ire of Ned's wife.
29th Nov '16 7:12:24 PM missmoon
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** Arguably Rory's father Christopher qualifies. Lorelai realized early on that Christopher was too immature to be a husband and father, refusing to [[ShotgunWedding marry him]], much to their parents' chagrin. While Christopher may have wanted the family with Lorelai and Rory, he was never more than an intermittent presence in their lives until Rory was in her late teens.

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** Arguably Rory's father Christopher qualifies. Lorelai realized early on that Christopher was too immature to be a husband and father, refusing to [[ShotgunWedding marry him]], much to their parents' chagrin. While Christopher may have wanted the family with Lorelai and Rory, he was never more than an intermittent presence in their lives until Rory was in her late teens. [[spoiler:In the revival, when Rory finally asks him why he was never there and why he didn't change Lorelai's mind in raising her alone, he fully admits to being young and stupid. He also tells Rory that after he saw how Lorelai first held baby Rory, he knew that there was nothing he could do to convince Lorelai otherwise and just let her.]]
2nd Oct '16 7:51:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{ER}}'' does it with Sam's son Alex. Just as Luka (Sam's boyfriend) has become a suitable role model and father figure, his felon birth-father Steve appears for the first of several times, causing a lot of conflict. The long plot has its ups and downs including Alex visiting his dad in prison and ending dramatically with Steve abducting Alex and Sam, raping the latter and being shot by her.
* In one arc in ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', Luke's nephew Jess comes to live with him. Jess has never known his father. The string of stepfathers he's lived through are implied to be pretty unreliable. Luke is the closest, most stable thing to a father he knows. But when his Bio Daddy comes to town--doesn't even say anything, mind you, just rocks out to a Bowie song with him--Jess drops Luke, his girlfriend, and everything he's come to care for just to spend some time with Daddy out in California. It was an [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot aborted attempt at a spin-off]].

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* ''{{ER}}'' ''Series/{{ER}}'' does it with Sam's son Alex. Just as Luka (Sam's boyfriend) has become a suitable role model and father figure, his felon birth-father Steve appears for the first of several times, causing a lot of conflict. The long plot has its ups and downs including Alex visiting his dad in prison and ending dramatically with Steve abducting Alex and Sam, raping the latter and being shot by her.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'':
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In one arc in ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', car, Luke's nephew Jess comes to live with him. Jess has never known his father. The string of stepfathers he's lived through are implied to be pretty unreliable. Luke is the closest, most stable thing to a father he knows. But when his Bio Daddy comes to town--doesn't even say anything, mind you, just rocks out to a Bowie song with him--Jess drops Luke, his girlfriend, and everything he's come to care for just to spend some time with Daddy out in California. It was an [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot aborted attempt at a spin-off]].
30th Sep '16 2:03:26 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', Maia's father, the elven emperor, immediately banished his mother, Chenelo, to a country estate when she got pregnant, for no better reason than that the marriage had been arranged and he had really loved his recently deceased wife. Of course, Chenelo being a goblin didn't help any. The only time Maia ever met his father was at Chenelo's funeral, eight years later. When the emperor and his three eldest sons die in an accident, Maia succeeds to the throne, and has to pretend that he is sad about his father's death, wearing full court mourning and all.
29th Aug '16 7:23:50 PM karstovich2
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* UsefulNotes/GeraldFord's father, Leslie Lynch King, was essentially like this. They only met once, and all that King had to give Ford was ten dollars to get "something he normally wouldn't get". And that is why Gerald legally changed his name to that of his stepfather.

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* UsefulNotes/GeraldFord's father, Leslie Lynch King, was essentially like this. They only met once, and all that King had to give Ford the boy was ten dollars to get "something he normally wouldn't get". And that is why Gerald legally changed his name to that of his stepfather.
28th Mar '16 5:39:23 AM Milarqui
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* What [[spoiler:John Constantine]] is in [[spoiler:Wanda Maximoff]]'s eyes in FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm.
24th Feb '16 11:28:02 AM FF32
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* ''Series/FreshPrinceOfBelAir'' devotes a full episode to that. Will's birth-dad Lou comes and Will's excited about taking a trip with him, only to be abandoned again. The episode ends with Will sobbing in Uncle Phil's arms and realizing he's the closest to a real father he could ever ask for.

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* ''Series/FreshPrinceOfBelAir'' ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' devotes a full episode to that. Will's birth-dad Lou comes and Will's excited about taking a trip with him, only to be abandoned again. The episode ends with Will sobbing in Uncle Phil's arms and realizing he's the closest to a real father he could ever ask for.
12th Feb '16 12:50:41 PM MsChibi
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In order to create a baby, a man and a woman need to have sex. [[note]] Barring, of course, artificial insemination, [[CloningBlues cloning]], or the odd MysticalPregnancy. [[//note]] Strictly speaking for the man this is an act of minimal investment since he can (and sometimes does) ditch the woman and leave her holding the bag (or baby, if you will). Unless she gets an abortion ([[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion which she only very rarely does]]) or puts the baby up for adoption, she either has to raise the child alone or with the help of a stepfather.

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In order to create a baby, a man and a woman need to have sex. [[note]] Barring, of course, artificial insemination, [[CloningBlues cloning]], or the odd MysticalPregnancy. [[//note]] [[/note]] Strictly speaking for the man this is an act of minimal investment since he can (and sometimes does) ditch the woman and leave her holding the bag (or baby, if you will). Unless she gets an abortion ([[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion which she only very rarely does]]) or puts the baby up for adoption, she either has to raise the child alone or with the help of a stepfather.
12th Feb '16 12:50:25 PM MsChibi
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In order to create a baby, a man and a woman need to have sex. Strictly speaking for the man this is an act of minimal investment since he can (and sometimes does) ditch the woman and leave her holding the bag (or baby, if you will). Unless she gets an abortion ([[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion which she only very rarely does]]) or puts the baby up for adoption, she either has to raise the child alone or with the help of a stepfather.

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In order to create a baby, a man and a woman need to have sex. [[note]] Barring, of course, artificial insemination, [[CloningBlues cloning]], or the odd MysticalPregnancy. [[//note]] Strictly speaking for the man this is an act of minimal investment since he can (and sometimes does) ditch the woman and leave her holding the bag (or baby, if you will). Unless she gets an abortion ([[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion which she only very rarely does]]) or puts the baby up for adoption, she either has to raise the child alone or with the help of a stepfather.
18th Jan '16 9:00:48 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/AStoryOfFloatingWeeds'', Kihachi, the leader of an itinerant theater troupe, has never even told Shinkichi that he is his father, and he's been away for years at a time to boot. This does not stop him from getting all self-righteous and trying to act like a protective dad when one of the actresses in his troupe seduces Shinkichi.
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