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26th Sep '16 1:31:36 PM roxana
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* ''[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers The Vicomte De Bragelonne]]'': Raoul de Bragelonne grew up without a mother, since he's the result of a one night stand and she left him with his dad as soon as it was convenient. (She had her reasons, but still.)

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* ''[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers The Vicomte De Bragelonne]]'': Raoul de Bragelonne grew up without a mother, since he's the result of a one night stand and she left him with his dad as soon as it was convenient. (She had her reasons, but still.)) To be completely accurate she left Raoul on the doorstep of the man she ''thought'' was the father but wasn't, (it's complicated). The man was understandably confused but fortunately the actual father showed up shortly thereafter and took charge of Raoul.
25th Sep '16 2:45:38 PM DaibhidC
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* In Franchise/TheDCU, Roy Harper once broke an [[LotusEaterMachine illusory world]] by asking about his mother -- she's so comprehensively missing that the illusion [[AGlitchInTheMatrix couldn't summon anything from his mind to fill in the details]].

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* In Franchise/TheDCU, Roy Harper once broke an [[LotusEaterMachine illusory world]] by asking about his mother -- she's so comprehensively missing that the illusion [[AGlitchInTheMatrix couldn't summon anything from his mind to fill in the details]]. (Note that this is ''in addition'' to being an orphan; his dad's dead, his mom just isn't part of the story.)
15th Sep '16 8:09:18 PM BNSF1995
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** [[spoiler:It's later confirmed that yes, Trixie IS the mother. She also turns out to be the BigBad. Have fun with that one, Speed/Trixie shippers...]]
4th Sep '16 3:27:19 PM AgProv
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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the inept wizzard Rincewind claims he was so unloved as a child that his mother ran away before he was born. This may explain not only his gloomy existential pessimism, but also a life in which he has played havoc with the smooth running of time and causality. Meanwhile the not-quite-twin-brothers Lobsang Ludd and Jeremy Clockson had to deal with apparently being orphans - their mother turns out to be no less than the anthropomorphic personification of Time itself and she had no other option than to be an apparently absent parent.
27th Aug '16 6:04:34 PM SamCurt
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* In ''Manga/SweetnessAndLightning'', Tsumugi's mom (and Kouhei's wife) died six months before the beginning of the story.
23rd Aug '16 1:28:32 PM surgoshan
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015:'' Matt Murdock's dad died ''not'' fixing a fight he was supposed to fix, but his mom's absence is never really explained. The closest a nun comes is "that's a whole other story".
11th Aug '16 8:59:37 PM PaulA
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* Elena Bothari-Jesek from [[Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold Lois McMaster Bujold's]] ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' stories is an especially tragic case: Miles and Elena go looking for Elena's Missing Mom totally unaware of the AwfulTruth that her father [[PrisonRape raped her mother]]. And when they finally do find her Mom [[spoiler: she rejects Elena as an abomination and shoots her father dead.]]
** Discussed in the later book ''A Civil Campaign''. In the context of explaining why she doesn't want to marry yet, Kareen Koudelka says:
-->"Why else do all the stories ''end'' when the Count's daughter gets married? Hasn't that ever struck you as a bit sinister? I mean, have you ever read a folk tale where the Princess's mother gets to do anything but die young? I've never been able to figure out if that's supposed to be a warning, or an instruction."

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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Elena Bothari-Jesek from [[Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold Lois McMaster Bujold's]] ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' stories in ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'' is an especially tragic case: Miles and Elena go looking for Elena's Missing Mom totally unaware of the AwfulTruth that her father [[PrisonRape raped her mother]]. And when they finally do find her Mom [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she rejects Elena as an abomination and shoots her father dead.]]
dead]].
** Discussed in the later book ''A Civil Campaign''.''Literature/ACivilCampaign''. In the context of explaining why she doesn't want to marry yet, Kareen Koudelka says:
-->"Why --->"Why else do all the stories ''end'' when the Count's daughter gets married? Hasn't that ever struck you as a bit sinister? I mean, have you ever read a folk tale where the Princess's mother gets to do anything but die young? I've never been able to figure out if that's supposed to be a warning, or an instruction."
10th Aug '16 11:37:26 AM DoctorTItanX
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* Ryuko Matoi in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' was raised by only her father, Isshin Matoi. While she was told her mother died when she was a baby, [[spoiler:the AwfulTruth is that her mother, Ragyo Kiryuin, actually abandoned her by throwing her down a garbage chute when she believed the experiments to infuse Ryuko with Life Fibers had failed. Isshin had decided he had had enough of his evil wife's shit, and faked his own death so as to raise Ryuko on his own. To makes things even more {{Squick}}, Ragyo relishes in performing ParentalIncest on both Ryuko and her sister, Satsuki Kiryuin.]]

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* Ryuko Matoi in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' was raised by only her father, Isshin Matoi. While she was told her mother died when she was a baby, [[spoiler:the AwfulTruth is that her mother, Ragyo Kiryuin, actually abandoned her by intentionally throwing her down a garbage chute when she believed the experiments to infuse Ryuko with Life Fibers had failed. Isshin had decided he had has had enough of his evil wife's shit, and faked his own death so as to raise Ryuko on his own. To makes things even more {{Squick}}, Ragyo relishes in performing deliberate ParentalIncest on both Ryuko and her sister, Satsuki Kiryuin.]]
5th Aug '16 12:44:30 PM MrTree1776
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** Also, given that Chrysalis' father, Blade, is himself an incredibly [[UnreliableNarrator]], her mother might still be around. Though Chrysalis fails to disagree with his implication, so she may actually be gone.

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** Also, given that Chrysalis' father, Blade, is himself an incredibly [[UnreliableNarrator]], a CloudCuckoolander, her mother might still be around. Though Chrysalis fails to disagree with his implication, so she may actually be gone.
5th Aug '16 12:42:10 PM MrTree1776
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* ''WesternAnimation/MoonbeamCity'': Both Pizzaz and Chrysalis are missing their mothers. As is Dazzle ([[UnreliableNarrator maybe]]). Chrysalis' father, Blade, implies that his wife is dead with, "Your mother would be so proud", while Pizzaz's mother is simply not seen or mentioned in any way by anyone in her family, even regarding Pizzaz's upbringing or her father's impending death.
** Dazzle states directly to Chrysalis that his mother died when he was a child, but knowing Dazzle's love of false embellishment, it's possible that [[spoiler:he was only saying it for self-absorbed dramatic purpose]].
** Also, given that Chrysalis' father, Blade, is himself an incredibly [[UnreliableNarrator]], her mother might still be around. Though Chrysalis fails to disagree with his implication, so she may actually be gone.
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