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27th Jun '16 10:36:11 AM Monolaf317
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Typically, this involves [[AbusiveParents being hated or otherwise ill-treated by their father]]. Other relatives are free to join in, though. Who's actually to blame for the death is completely irrelevant -- there's too many historical cases of DeathByChildbirth caused by doctor screw-ups (and ''Streptococcus pneumoniae''), but if this trope is in play the kid's still getting full blame. Keep in mind, this trope also applies for when only the child blames themself for "killing" their mother.

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Typically, this involves [[AbusiveParents being hated or otherwise ill-treated by their father]].father]], their ResentfulGuardian. Other relatives are free to join in, though. Who's actually to blame for the death is completely irrelevant -- there's too many historical cases of DeathByChildbirth caused by doctor screw-ups (and ''Streptococcus pneumoniae''), but if this trope is in play the kid's still getting full blame. Keep in mind, this trope also applies for when only the child blames themself for "killing" their mother.









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* The original ''FalloutEquestria'' has Deadshot Calamity be the victim of this. Not only was it how he got his name, but his father hated him because of it.






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* The original ''FalloutEquestria'' has Deadshot Calamity be the victim of this. Not only was it how he got his name, but his father hated him because of it.
25th Jun '16 4:32:19 PM ilovehirohamada
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Typically, this involves [[AbusiveParents being hated or otherwise ill-treated by their father]]. Other relatives are free to join in, though. Who's actually to blame for the death is completely irrelevant -- there's too many historical cases of DeathByChildbirth caused by doctor screw-ups (and ''Streptococcus pneumoniae''), but if this trope is in play the kid's still getting full blame.

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Typically, this involves [[AbusiveParents being hated or otherwise ill-treated by their father]]. Other relatives are free to join in, though. Who's actually to blame for the death is completely irrelevant -- there's too many historical cases of DeathByChildbirth caused by doctor screw-ups (and ''Streptococcus pneumoniae''), but if this trope is in play the kid's still getting full blame.
blame. Keep in mind, this trope also applies for when only the child blames themself for "killing" their mother.
24th Jun '16 6:48:21 PM Monolaf317
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* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' reveals that Steven worries that the Crystal Gems may secretly blame him regarding the death of their leader, his mother Rose Quartz. Chances are he developed the notion after "Rose's Scabbard", in which Pearl yells at him for even suggesting that he could understand his mother's actions, almost lets him die, and openly wonders how much of her was left behind in him.


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* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' reveals that Steven worries that the Crystal Gems may secretly blame him regarding the death of their leader, his mother Rose Quartz. Chances are he developed the notion after "Rose's Scabbard", in which Pearl yells at him for even suggesting that he could understand his mother's actions, almost lets him die, and openly wonders how much of her was left behind in him.

him. Though in Pearl's case, it's somewhat {{Justified}} because it's the plain fact that her ''LoveInterest'' died giving birth to Steven.



* In her Autobiography, Adeline Yen Mah states that her birth mother died shortly after her birth, causing her siblings to resent her.

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* In her Autobiography, Adeline Yen Mah states that her birth mother died shortly after her birth, causing her siblings to resent her.her.
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27th May '16 6:16:19 PM Specialist290
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* In the backstory for ''Anime/LegendOfTheGalacticHeroes'', Oskar von Reuenthal's mother committed suicide when he was born because his [[DualityMotif distinctive two-tone eyes]] were living proof of her infidelity. Reuenthal spent his entire childhood being told by his father that life would have been better had he never been born, which very much warped his sense of self-worth.


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* In the backstory for ''Anime/LegendOfTheGalacticHeroes'', ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', Oskar von Reuenthal's mother committed suicide when he was born because his [[DualityMotif distinctive two-tone eyes]] were living proof of her infidelity. Reuenthal spent his entire childhood being told by his father that life would have been better had he never been born, which very much warped his sense of self-worth.

27th May '16 6:16:00 PM Specialist290
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\n* In the backstory for ''Anime/LegendOfTheGalacticHeroes'', Oskar von Reuenthal's mother committed suicide when he was born because his [[DualityMotif distinctive two-tone eyes]] were living proof of her infidelity. Reuenthal spent his entire childhood being told by his father that life would have been better had he never been born, which very much warped his sense of self-worth.

26th May '16 3:15:35 PM eroock
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-->--''Series/GameOfThrones''

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-->--''Series/GameOfThrones''
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21st May '16 5:10:42 AM StarTropes
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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]]

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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]][[/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.
1st May '16 6:05:04 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Heihachi Mishima, the BigBad of ''Videogame/{{Tekken}}'', was a very nice man who loved his wife. Then she died while giving birth to his son, so he threw said son off a cliff and set about building an army to conquer the world.
14th Apr '16 8:33:22 PM theLibrarian
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** Tywin Lannister loathes his son Tyrion, because Tywin's wife, Joanna (who was pretty much Tywin's MoralityChain) died giving birth to Tyrion. The fact that Tyrion was born with dwarfism and other deformities doesn't help. Tywin only acknowledges Tyrion as his son to the extent necessary under social norms, and openly tells Tyrion that if it wasn't for the love Tywin bore his mother, Tywin would have left him to die at birth.

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** Tywin Lannister loathes his son Tyrion, because Tywin's wife, Joanna (who was pretty much Tywin's MoralityChain) died giving birth to Tyrion. The fact that Tyrion was born with dwarfism and other deformities doesn't help. Tywin only acknowledges Tyrion as his son to the extent necessary under social norms, and openly tells Tyrion that if it wasn't for the love Tywin bore his mother, Tywin would have left him to die at birth. His older sister Cersei also treats him this way.
17th Jan '16 8:18:59 AM alchixinren
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* A dying ComicBook/RedSkull weaved this trope into his UnreliableNarrator account of his FreudianExcuse life to ComicBook/Captain America, saying that his father blamed him so much for his mother's death in childbirth he attempted to drown the baby ''right there and then''.

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* A dying ComicBook/RedSkull weaved this trope into his UnreliableNarrator account of his FreudianExcuse life to ComicBook/Captain America, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, saying that his father blamed him so much for his mother's death in childbirth he attempted to drown the baby ''right there and then''.
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