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19th Feb '17 10:49:44 AM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Stannis is pressured to sacrifice his daughter by Melisandre, a Red Priestess whose God demands human sacrifices in the form of fire. [[spoiler: With his army stuck in the snow miles from his enemy and the situation getting desperate, he eventually agrees, [[MoralEventHorizon allowing his own daughter to be burned alive in front the entire army]]. The snow does thaw, but [[EveryoneHasStandards half his men]] desert with all the horses, [[ShootTheShaggyDog leading him to be defeated in ensuing battle]].]]

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Stannis is pressured to sacrifice his daughter by Melisandre, a Red Priestess whose God demands human sacrifices in the form of fire. [[spoiler: With his army stuck in the snow miles from his enemy and the situation getting desperate, he eventually agrees, [[MoralEventHorizon allowing his own daughter to be burned alive in front the entire army]]. The snow does thaw, but [[EveryoneHasStandards half his men]] desert with all the horses, [[ShootTheShaggyDog leading him to be defeated in ensuing battle]].]]]]
** Old Nan tells a story about women smothering their babies rather than see them starve during a winter that lasted a generation.
** Tyrion suspects his father is putting him in the vanguard of a battle to invoke this, and Tywin is not particularly excited to see him alive afterward.
** Tyrion remarks to Jon Snow that if he had been born a peasant he might have been left in the woods to die. In "Mhysa," Tywin confesses he considered it, but changed his mind because Tyrion was still a Lannister.
** Craster sacrifices his baby sons to the White Walkers. Subverted in that the Walkers don't kill them, they turn the babies into White Walkers as well.
1st Feb '17 8:36:35 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/TheHuntsmanWintersWar'': Freya's lover kills their child, though why is not apparent. [[spoiler: He's revealed to have been framed near the end.]]
20th Jan '17 8:57:18 PM jormis29
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* One ''really'' over the top version happens in the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' novel ''Hathaway's Flash''. [[spoiler: It can't get it worse when a very high-ranked Federation officer condemns a certain rebel leader named "Mafty" to death... and finds out that said RebelLeader is his eldest son ''when the death warrant has already been signed and no one can't do anything about it.'']] Holy DiabolusExMachina, indeed.

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* One ''really'' over the top version happens in the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' novel ''Hathaway's Flash''.''[[Literature/MobileSuitGundamHathawaysFlash Hathaway's Flash]]''. [[spoiler: It can't get it worse when a very high-ranked Federation officer condemns a certain rebel leader named "Mafty" to death... and finds out that said RebelLeader is his eldest son ''when the death warrant has already been signed and no one can't do anything about it.'']] Holy DiabolusExMachina, indeed.
7th Jan '17 8:07:14 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', while Eric has sired a number of other vampiric "children" over the years, he has ended up having to kill nearly all of them when they've turned against him. Phillipus implies that this is fairly common, and that he intentionally sires two vampires per year in the hope that some of them will eventually develop into enemies capable of amusing him over the long millennia of his life.
29th Dec '16 8:51:53 PM CJCroen1393
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* For further proof of how cruel Mother Nature herself can be, many animals have been known to participate in killing their own children. Oddly enough, with animals it's often more of a necessary evil than an act of malice--it's no coincidence that this behavior is more common among animals who tend to have more than one offspring at a time and not enough food to feed all of them, let alone themselves. For these animals, killing or abandoning one baby is a small price to pay if it means that the other baby (or babies) survives to adulthood.
28th Dec '16 9:32:27 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheElminsterSeries'': In ''Making of a Mage'' Farl's father, the head magelord, tried to do this after learning about him (he also killed Farl's mother). The reason isn't revealed, though he presumably thought Farl was a threat somehow.
27th Dec '16 3:16:52 PM kazokuhouou
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* An interesting example involving time travel in ''WebComic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'': Wonderella's future daughter traveled back in time to kill Wonderella in revenge for her piss-poor parenting. Wonderella negates her daughter's entire existence by going back on the pill. (Queen Beetle points out that even had her daughter succeeded in killing her, she would have negated her own existence through GrandfatherParadox.)
19th Dec '16 1:56:18 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Series/MagnificentCentury'', which is about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suleiman_the_Magnificent Suleiman the Magnificent]] and both his RoyalHarem and his BigScrewedUpFamily, there's certainly a rendition of the infamous incident where [[spoiler: Suleiman orders the death of his eldest son and heir [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sehzade_Mustafa Sehzade Mustafa]] ]].
19th Dec '16 1:34:18 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' ends with [[spoiler: Nagisa's best friend Mokuzu Umino, who had been abused by her father Masachika since infancy, being beaten to death by him. When Masachika realizes that he's murdered Mokuzu, he dismembers her corpse and hides the part; Nagisa and her older brother Tomohiko find them.]] It's implied that the victim knew all too well this would be her ultimate fate, and she had completely resigned herself to it.

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* ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai''
** The series
ends with [[spoiler: Nagisa's best friend Mokuzu Umino, who had been abused by her father Masachika since infancy, being beaten to death by him. When Masachika realizes that he's murdered Mokuzu, he dismembers her corpse and hides the part; parts; Nagisa and her older brother Tomohiko find them.them and alter the police, and Masachika is apprehended some time later.]] It's implied that the victim knew all too well had been so damaged by [[AbusiveParents such experiences]] that she realized this would probably be her ultimate fate, and she had completely resigned herself to it.it.
** As [[spoiler: Nagisa]] falls into an HeroicBSOD upon [[spoiler: realizing that Mokuzu has been killed]], she begins to babble [[spoiler: in front of Mokuzu's murderous father]] about a quiz that [[spoiler: Tomohiko]] once told her about, which is about the trope. [[spoiler: It's about a woman whose husband died suddenly, then met one of said hubby's workmates in the funeral, and then killed her son. The quiz finishes with [[WhamLine "why did she kill her son]]?"]]. The reply is [[spoiler: "Because she missed him" - [[IdiotBall the widow thought that since the man came into her life during the husband's funeral, killing her son would make him come again]].]]
12th Dec '16 9:35:10 AM kataangluvr
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* In the climax of ''The Park'' shows [[spoiler:Lorraine stabbing Callum in the chest with an ice pick. It's unknown if she was possessed by a spirit or if she suffered from a mental illness such as postpartum psychosis.]]
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