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22nd Oct '16 4:28:45 PM Morgenthaler
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** Played with in ''Closing Time'', where Craig starts the episode doubting his ability to care for his baby son Alfie while Sophie is away, but ends up overcoming the Cybermen's attempts to convert him through ThePowerOfLove for Alfie. (According to the Doctor, who speaks Baby, Alfie also stops referring to Craig as "Not Mum" and calling him "Dad" by the end of the episode.)

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** Played with in ''Closing Time'', "Closing Time", where Craig starts the episode doubting his ability to care for his baby son Alfie while Sophie is away, but ends up overcoming the Cybermen's attempts to convert him through ThePowerOfLove for Alfie. (According to the Doctor, who speaks Baby, Alfie also stops referring to Craig as "Not Mum" and calling him "Dad" by the end of the episode.)
22nd Oct '16 4:28:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"]] has a thumpingly unsubtle MotherhoodIsSuperior message, especially when the tree people reject males (even the Doctor) as their vessel because "You are weak", but accept females - Madge in particular - as "the mothership". British journalist Caitlin Moran figured that having spent the day corralling the family and making Christmas dinner for everyone, mothers would appreciate the boost "Yeah, we're the ''[[Franchise/StarTrek USS Enterprise]]''".

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[[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"]] has a thumpingly unsubtle MotherhoodIsSuperior message, especially when the tree people reject males (even the Doctor) as their vessel because "You are weak", but accept females - Madge in particular - as "the mothership". British journalist Caitlin Moran figured that having spent the day corralling the family and making Christmas dinner for everyone, mothers would appreciate the boost "Yeah, we're the ''[[Franchise/StarTrek USS Enterprise]]''".
22nd Oct '16 4:27:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheForgotten'': Julianne Moore plays a mother still grieving over the loss of her son in a plane crash some time previously and suddenly wakes up to find that no one remembers he existed, not even her own husband. She talks to the father of another child who died in the crash and he doesn't remember either and only when shown physical evidence of her does he finally remember only to be taken away by the mysterious force stalking them. At the end this is all revealed to be part of an alien experiment to test the "mother-son bond", and whether it could be destroyed. Apparently not, since despite the aliens' best efforts, her memories cannot be erased. Eventually the kids are brought back and the dads don't remember a thing.

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* ''Film/TheForgotten'': Julianne Moore plays a mother still grieving over the loss of her son in a plane crash some time previously and suddenly wakes up to find that no one remembers he existed, not even her own husband. She talks to the father of another child who died in the crash and he doesn't remember either and only when shown physical evidence of her does he finally remember only to be taken away by the mysterious force stalking them. At the end this is all revealed to be part of an alien experiment to test the "mother-son bond", and whether it could be destroyed. Apparently not, since despite the aliens' best efforts, her memories cannot be erased. Eventually the kids are brought back and the dads don't remember a thing.



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12th Oct '16 4:44:10 PM GlassCatOwl
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** Played with in ''Closing Time'', where Craig starts the episode doubting his ability to care for his baby son Alfie while Sophie is away, but ends up overcoming the Cybermen's attempts to convert him through ThePowerOfLove for Alfie. (According to the Doctor, who speaks Baby, Alfie also stops referring to Craig as "Not Mum" and calling him "Dad" by the end of the episode.)
25th Apr '16 1:04:55 AM Jake
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** [[http://www.fathers-4-justice.org/ Fathers4Justice]]

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** [[http://www.fathers-4-justice.org/ Fathers4Justice]] (who it must be pointed out are infamous for [[NotHelpingYourCase Not Helping Their Case]])
28th Feb '16 6:24:12 AM Gowan
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* In ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'', Maud's husband loves their son so little that he [[spoiler: gives the child up for adoption rather than allow Maud, whose only crime was to be a suffragist, to raise him on her own,]] when he's decided that he doesn't want to live with Maud anymore. He justifies his behaviour by pointing out that it's completely legal.
27th Dec '15 11:35:51 PM TriumphantMagician
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Compare DisappearedDad, WhenYouComingHomeDad, RaisedByDudes, AllAbusersAreMale, WellDoneSonGuy, MyBiologicalClockIsTicking and NotWantingKidsIsWeird. Contrast StandardFiftiesFather, PapaWolf, ThePatriarch, MaternallyChallenged, MyBelovedSmother and EvilMatriarch. Compare and Contrast AbusiveParents, GoodParents and ParentsAsPeople.

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Compare DisappearedDad, WhenYouComingHomeDad, RaisedByDudes, AllAbusersAreMale, WellDoneSonGuy, MyBiologicalClockIsTicking and NotWantingKidsIsWeird. Contrast StandardFiftiesFather, PapaWolf, ThePatriarch, MaternallyChallenged, MyBelovedSmother and EvilMatriarch. Compare and Contrast AbusiveParents, GoodParents GoodParents, ParentsAsPeople and ParentsAsPeople.
WickedStepmother.



* Played straight in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6D3UjqbkQ this]] ad.

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* Played straight in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6D3UjqbkQ this]] ad.
ad discussing absent fathers.



* Averted and even Inverted in [[http://news.yahoo.com/science-fatherhood-why-dads-matter-200244108.html;_ylt=A0LEVv3d3spVWDEAVT8PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg-- this article]].
* There are [[http://www.fathers-4-justice.org/ multiple]] [[http://fact.on.ca/ groups]] [[http://www.fathers.com/about-ncf/ dedicated]] to [[DefiedTrope defying]] this.

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* Averted and even Inverted in [[http://news.yahoo.com/science-fatherhood-why-dads-matter-200244108.html;_ylt=A0LEVv3d3spVWDEAVT8PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg-- this article]].
article]] about the biological affects of fatherhood.
* There are multiple father's rights groups dedicated to [[DefiedTrope defying]] this.
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[[http://www.fathers-4-justice.org/ multiple]] Fathers4Justice]]
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[[http://fact.on.ca/ groups]] Fathers Are Capable Too]]
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[[http://www.fathers.com/about-ncf/ dedicated]] to [[DefiedTrope defying]] this.National Center for Fathering]]



* ZigZagged [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exc6e3TUBWk here]].

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* ZigZagged Zigzagged in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exc6e3TUBWk here]].
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9th Dec '15 7:46:32 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Inverted in that many of said books has the mother of the protagonist family as the one who drags them all down into hell and this belief is the cornerstone [[MartyrWithoutACause of their martyr complex]].
3rd Sep '15 10:31:36 PM Scabbard
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* Subverted by ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Raine is Ellone's mother figure, but her bond with Laguna (Raine's main squeeze, basically.) is much weaker. However, after she gets kidnapped by the Estharians, Laguna goes Always Save The Girl, daughter-style.

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* Subverted by ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Raine is Ellone's mother figure, but her bond with Laguna (Raine's main squeeze, basically.) basically) is much weaker. However, after she gets kidnapped by the Estharians, Laguna goes Always Save The Girl, daughter-style.
1st Sep '15 5:41:46 PM animenutcase
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** This is also largely the case in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', which also has children tied to the mothers (with the exception of [[TheHero Chrom]] and the [[PlayerCharacter Male Avatar]]). ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' inverts this, where the children are tied to their fathers (again, with the exception of Azura and the [[PlayerCharacter Female Avatar]]. Both games do make a point of giving the children [[RelationshipValues supports]] with the parent they aren't tied to, however.

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** This is also largely the case in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', which also has children tied to the mothers (with the exception of [[TheHero Chrom]] and the [[PlayerCharacter Male Avatar]]). ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' inverts this, where the children are tied to their fathers (again, with the exception of Azura and the [[PlayerCharacter Female Avatar]].Avatar]]). Both games do make a point of giving the children [[RelationshipValues supports]] with the parent they aren't tied to, however.
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