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23rd Aug '17 1:55:19 AM PaulA
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* In the prologue to ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Unnatural Issue]]'', Richard Whitestone's wife dies giving birth to Suzanne. Richard immediately blames Suzanne:

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* In the prologue to ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Unnatural Issue]]'', ''Literature/UnnaturalIssue'', Richard Whitestone's wife dies giving birth to Suzanne. Richard immediately blames Suzanne:
19th Aug '17 5:12:18 AM Hjortron18
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* [[Film/Boy2010 Boy]] apparently told Rocky that their mother's death is his fault, and that his 'super powers' killed her when he was born. Rocky even apologises to their father for that.
10th May '17 1:26:36 PM DrOO7
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* Subverted in the novel ''The Doctors'', where a character's mother survived childbirth. However, she developed post partum depression that led to her killing herself, so his father blames him for his mother's death anyway.
* In the Creator/VCAndrews Literature/TheCasteelSeries, the heroine correctly assumes that her father hates her because her mother dies in childbirth. But as the series continues, she learns that his resentment is heightened by the fact that she isn't even his daughter to begin with. (She's the result of her mother's rape by her stepfather)
9th May '17 6:25:39 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ApurSansar'': Apu abandons his baby with his in-laws after his wife Aparna dies in childbirth. It's because Kajal is alive that Aparna isn't."
* Present in some adaptations of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', which explain why young Ebenezer was left at school over the holidays with this trope. [[note]]The existence of Ebenezer's younger sister argues against it, but his father might have remarried.[[/note]] It may also explain why he's so cold towards his nephew, Fred, whose mother (Ebenezer's sister) is said to have died giving birth to him.
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* Present in some adaptations of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', which explain why young Ebenezer was left at school over the holidays with this trope. [[note]]The existence of Ebenezer's younger sister argues against it, but his father might have remarried.[[/note]] It may also explain why he's so cold towards his nephew, Fred, whose mother (Ebenezer's sister) is said to have died giving birth to him.
14th Mar '17 3:29:44 AM TudorRose
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* In the ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, Isaac Nettle [[AbusiveParents abuses his son Jenkin]], mainly because his mother died giving birth to him.
13th Feb '17 2:42:41 PM margdean56
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* Shadarii suffers from this in ''A Whisper Of Wings'' by Paul Kidd, although it's more a case of her mother dying in egg-laying (the anthroporphic butterfly-winged fox race lay eggs) and suffering mostly hate from her older sister and indifference from her father.

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* Shadarii suffers from this in ''A Whisper Of Wings'' by Paul Kidd, although it's more a case of her mother dying in egg-laying (the anthroporphic anthropomorphic butterfly-winged fox race lay eggs) and suffering mostly hate from her older sister and indifference from her father.
3rd Feb '17 10:54:56 AM soylafoca
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* The entre point of Juan Rulfo's short story 'La Herencia de Matilde Arcangel' (The Legacy of Matilde Arcangel)

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* The entre entire point of Juan Rulfo's short story 'La Herencia de Matilde Arcangel' (The Legacy of Matilde Arcangel)
3rd Feb '17 10:52:59 AM soylafoca
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* The entre point of Juan Rulfo's short story 'La Herencia de Matilde Arcangel' (The Legacy of Matilde Arcangel)
24th Jan '17 3:30:03 PM MagicalDragon
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* In ''Literature/TheLegendOfTheIcePeople'' Tengel, the hero of the first few books, was repeatedly told as a child that he'd killed his mother.
9th Jan '17 10:17:01 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* [[OriginalCharacter Karma]] [[CloudCuckoolander Graves]] from ''Blog/ThePredespairKids'' was a ''serious'' victim of this. After [[DeathByChildbirth her mother died giving birth to her]], [[AbusiveParents her father]] blamed her and kept her locked in the basement for the first thirteen years of her life. She was eventually rescued by an agency and became the Ultimate Secret Agent, but the damage from her experience has continued to plague her. [[WordOfGod Her creator]] has heavily implied some of the things she experienced during her childhood, [[ParentalIncest and]] [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil well...]]
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