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-->'''Son:''' Dad, I'm gay.
-->'''Dad:''' That's alright son. That's your decision. It is the 90s, after all. Your shot.

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-->'''Son:''' Dad, I'm gay.
-->'''Dad:'''
gay.\\
'''Dad:'''
That's alright son. That's your decision. It is the 90s, after all. Your shot.



* Tenchi's grandfather in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' very quickly accepted a whole flock of strangers moving into his house, although this was related to ''his'' secret identity, too. Rather the house belongs to Tenchi's father Nobuyuki, but then he probably likes the idea being surrounded by pretty women. And of course he's really aware of everything.
** Nobuyuki is also fairly open-minded regarding his son, too. When Nobuyuki sees Ryoko in Tenchi's room, he assumes that Tenchi snuck Ryoko in to sleep with her. Nobuyuki says that, as Tenchi's father, he should respect his son's privacy, and leaves them alone.
*** Not that it stops him from trying to video-tape it from outside "for posterity".

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* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'':
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Tenchi's grandfather in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' very quickly accepted a whole flock of strangers moving into his house, although this was related to ''his'' secret identity, too. Rather the house belongs to Tenchi's father Nobuyuki, but then he probably likes the idea being surrounded by pretty women. And of course he's really aware of everything.
** Nobuyuki is also fairly open-minded regarding his son, too. When Nobuyuki sees Ryoko in Tenchi's room, he assumes that Tenchi snuck Ryoko in to sleep with her. Nobuyuki says that, as Tenchi's father, he should respect his son's privacy, and leaves them alone.
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alone. Not that it stops him from trying to video-tape it from outside "for posterity".



** In the manga, things weren't ''that'' easy since they really didn't know and Yuu's father Youji even gave him an ArmorPiercingSlap for not asking, but it ended up fine anyway. Yuu thought he was not Youji's son but Jin's (Miki's father, long story) and he felt forced to break up with Miki, as that would make them half-siblings by blood. [[spoiler: He's really Youji's son. Youji felt vexed for this and angry that Yuu wouldn't just ask them, so he got angry for the first time in the 8-volume manga.]]

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** In the manga, things weren't aren't ''that'' easy since they really didn't know and Yuu's father Youji even gave him an ArmorPiercingSlap for not asking, but it ended ends up fine anyway. Yuu thought he was not Youji's son but Jin's (Miki's father, long story) and he felt forced to break up with Miki, as that would make them half-siblings by blood. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's really Youji's son. Youji felt vexed for this and angry that Yuu wouldn't just ask them, so he got gets angry for the first time in the 8-volume manga.]]



* Souji's mother in ''LightNovel/GonnaBeTheTwinTail'' is... special, for sure. For one, she's not only okay about this whole Tail Red genderswapping heroine nonsense, she's also fine with Twoearle converting the basement of the house into a secret base, never mind her complete blessing for Twoearle to jump Souji's bones. In the light novel, she admits that both she and Souji's father were stricken by a serious case of {{chuunibyou}}, which is why she was totally okay with her son being a hero by proxy, as he was living his parents' fondest dreams.
--> '''Miharu:''' Souji, your mother grew up with an aggravated case of chuunibyou. I passed my days dreaming of becoming a heroine who protected the world, and it finally didnít come true and I became a mother of one. But, listen, I passed that dream down through the umbilical cord, and entrusted it to you.
--> '''Souji:''' What are you doing to your kid before heís even born!!

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* Souji's mother in ''LightNovel/GonnaBeTheTwinTail'' is... special, for sure. For one, she's not only okay about this whole Tail Red genderswapping gender-swapping heroine nonsense, she's also fine with Twoearle converting the basement of the house into a secret base, never mind her complete blessing for Twoearle to jump Souji's bones. In the light novel, she admits that both she and Souji's father were stricken by a serious case of {{chuunibyou}}, which is why she was totally okay with her son being a hero by proxy, as he was living his parents' fondest dreams.
--> '''Miharu:''' -->'''Miharu:''' Souji, your mother grew up with an aggravated case of chuunibyou. I passed my days dreaming of becoming a heroine who protected the world, and it finally didnít didn't come true and I became a mother of one. But, listen, I passed that dream down through the umbilical cord, and entrusted it to you.
-->
you.\\
'''Souji:''' What are you doing to your kid before heís he's even born!!



Of course, Yoriko's initial reaction to hearing [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the names "Nyarlathotep" and "Cthuguha"]] was to pull out [[ImprobableWeaponUser throwing forks]] and tell Mahiro to get away from them; after being convinced that they had no intention of hurting him (an impression aided by Nyarko's adorable pet shantak-bird), she softened and decided they could stay. Even THAT reaction is a sign that she's completely accepted the bizarre nature of the situation and is willing to go all MamaBear on an EldritchAbomination or two if that's what it takes to protect her son.

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Of course, Yoriko's initial reaction to hearing [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the names "Nyarlathotep" and "Cthuguha"]] was is to pull out [[ImprobableWeaponUser throwing forks]] and tell Mahiro to get away from them; after being convinced that they had have no intention of hurting him (an impression aided by Nyarko's adorable pet shantak-bird), she softened softens and decided decides they could can stay. Even THAT reaction is a sign that she's completely accepted the bizarre nature of the situation and is willing to go all MamaBear on an EldritchAbomination or two if that's what it takes to protect her son.



* Sosuke's mother in ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' is awfully quick, if flabbergasted, to accept the reality of Ponyo as a transforming goldfish girl, not to mention when the nursing home she works at is covered by the sea protected by a magic bubble and she has a heart to heart chat with the Queen of the Sea who wants her to adopt Ponyo if she chooses to become human.



* Sosuke's mother in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' is awfully quick, if flabbergasted, to accept the reality of Ponyo as a transforming goldfish girl, not to mention when the nursing home she works at is covered by the sea protected by a magic bubble and she has a heart-to-heart chat with the Queen of the Sea who wants her to adopt Ponyo if she chooses to become human.



* The live action ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' movie characterized Ben's parents this way to a creepy degree. To the point where Ben has to insist on referring to them as "Mom" and "Dad" rather than by their first names, which is what they want Ben to do.

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* The live action ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' live-action ''Film/Ben10RaceAgainstTime'' movie characterized characterizes Ben's parents this way to a creepy degree. To the point where Ben has to insist on referring to them as "Mom" and "Dad" rather than by their first names, which is what they want Ben to do.



* The recurring character Doug in {{MTV}}'s sketch comedy ''TheState'' had a father who was a producer for a record company, and who was impossibly cool -- to the point where Doug's friends preferred to hang out with him than with Doug.
-->'''Dad:''' Doug, are these your cigarettes?
-->'''Doug:''' Yeah, and what if they are? You gonna send me out to Grandma's house so that she can teach me pinochle and make me bland?
-->'''Dad:''' No. Can I bum one?
* Richard Series/{{Castle}} is one of these towards his daughter Alexis. Amusingly, Alexis is in any case actually far more mature and grounded than her father ever was, and perhaps even ''over''-responsible (on more than one occasion, he actually tries to push her into doing something crazy and irresponsible, believing she's spending the best years of her life wound a little too tight.)
--> '''Castle:''' When I was your age I... wait. I can't tell that story. It's wildly inappropriate. Which, oddly enough, is my point. Don't you want wildly inappropriate stories that you can't tell your children?

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* The recurring character Doug in {{MTV}}'s Creator/{{MTV}}'s sketch comedy ''TheState'' had ''Series/TheState'' has a father who was is a producer for a record company, and who was is impossibly cool -- to the point where Doug's friends preferred prefer to hang out with him than with Doug.
-->'''Dad:''' Doug, are these your cigarettes?
-->'''Doug:'''
cigarettes?\\
'''Doug:'''
Yeah, and what if they are? You gonna send me out to Grandma's house so that she can teach me pinochle and make me bland?
-->'''Dad:'''
bland?\\
'''Dad:'''
No. Can I bum one?
* Richard Series/{{Castle}} is one of these towards his daughter Alexis. Amusingly, Alexis is in any case actually far more mature and grounded than her father ever was, and perhaps even ''over''-responsible (on more than one occasion, he actually tries to push her into doing something crazy and irresponsible, believing she's spending the best years of her life wound a little too tight.)
--> '''Castle:'''
tight).
-->'''Castle:'''
When I was your age I... wait. I can't tell that story. It's wildly inappropriate. Which, oddly enough, is my point. Don't you want wildly inappropriate stories that you can't tell your children?



* Joyce Summers in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' tries her absolute hardest to be one after finding out Buffy is The Slayer. She gets there in the end, but it takes her a full season! She attempted to tag along on Buffy's patrols and even brought snacks!

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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Joyce Summers in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' tries her absolute hardest to be one after finding out Buffy is The Slayer. She gets there in the end, but it takes her a full season! She attempted attempts to tag along on Buffy's patrols and even brought brings snacks!



-->'''Marshall''': You're gonna love the park buddy, it's a great place to meet chicks... or dudes... or both!
-->'''Lily''': Oh, we're gonna love you no matter what.

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-->'''Marshall''': -->'''Marshall:''' You're gonna love the park buddy, it's a great place to meet chicks... or dudes... or both!
-->'''Lily''':
both!\\
'''Lily:'''
Oh, we're gonna love you no matter what.



* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In an episode of season 9, Cameron has to attend his high school reunion, and Vala tags along. When they arrive at Cameron's parent's place, they find his mother has made up only one bed, saying she has no problem with them sharing it.
--> '''I'm a child of the 60's, Cam. I could tell you some stories.'''

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In an episode of season 9, Cameron has to attend his high school high-school reunion, and Vala tags along. When they arrive at Cameron's parent's place, they find his mother has made up only one bed, saying she has no problem with them sharing it.
--> '''I'm -->'''Cam's Mom:''' I'm a child of the 60's, '60s, Cam. I could tell you some stories.'''



* Saisyu Kusanagi from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', who apparently didn't notice that Kyo went missing for at least half a year after beating Orochi, and even then didn't bother to talk to him afterwards.
** The KOF: Kyo manga and other side materials explain that Saisyu and Shizuka (his wife and Kyo's mother) have known for several years that their son was destined for BIG battles and accepted said fact [[YouCantFightFate since there's no way they can avoid it]]. They'd rather let him fight and help him out than actively oppose to something no one can really escape from.
* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''-- [[spoiler: Mr. Amano]] is surprisingly cool with the idea that his son [[spoiler: faked his kidnapping, was in massive debt, and murdered Colin Devorae.]]
* Parents of most Franchise/{{Pokemon}} protagonist have no problem with their children wandering around the world, taming dangerous monsters and taking down crime syndicates. Averted with [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Biancaís]] father, who even forbids her to start her Pokemon journey, so that she has to run away from home. [[spoiler: Later played straight, when he is convinced otherwise.]]
* Gaige from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' is a TeenGenius anarchist who builds anti-bullying robots with laser claws ForScience, and her dad endorses her the whole way. When her SitcomArchNemesis stole her robot design, her dad asked her "You're gonna take that bitch down right?", and when Gaige's robot accidentally gibbed said SitcomArchNemesis, her dad helped her off-world by distracting the police with [[NoodleImplements a gas tank and a golf cart.]] The only thing he wasn't cool with is when Gaige cut her arm off and built a robotic replacement, but even then he seemed to get over it pretty fast.

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* Saisyu Kusanagi from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', who apparently didn't notice that Kyo went missing for at least half a year after beating Orochi, and even then didn't bother to talk to him afterwards.
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afterwards. The KOF: Kyo ''KOF: Kyo'' manga and other side materials explain that Saisyu and Shizuka (his wife and Kyo's mother) have known for several years that their son was destined for BIG battles and accepted said fact [[YouCantFightFate since there's no way they can avoid it]]. They'd rather let him fight and help him out than actively oppose to something no one can really escape from.
* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''-- [[spoiler: Mr. Amano]] is surprisingly cool with the idea that his son [[spoiler: faked his kidnapping, was in massive debt, and murdered Colin Devorae.]]
* Parents of most Franchise/{{Pokemon}} protagonist have no problem with their children wandering around the world, taming dangerous monsters and taking down crime syndicates. Averted with [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Biancaís]] father, who even forbids her to start her Pokemon journey, so that she has to run away from home. [[spoiler: Later played straight, when he is convinced otherwise.]]
* Gaige from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' is a TeenGenius anarchist who builds anti-bullying robots with laser claws ForScience, and her dad endorses her the whole way. When her SitcomArchNemesis stole her robot design, her dad asked her "You're gonna take that bitch down right?", and when Gaige's robot accidentally gibbed said SitcomArchNemesis, her dad helped her off-world by distracting the police with [[NoodleImplements a gas tank and a golf cart.]] The only thing he wasn't cool with is when Gaige cut her arm off and built a robotic replacement, but even then he seemed to get over it pretty fast.



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* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'': [[spoiler: Mr. Amano]] is surprisingly cool with the idea that his son [[spoiler: faked his kidnapping, was in massive debt, and murdered Colin Devorae.]]
* Parents of most Franchise/{{Pokemon}} protagonist have no problem with their children wandering around the world, taming dangerous monsters and taking down crime syndicates. Averted with [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Biancaís]] father, who even forbids her to start her Pokemon journey, so that she has to run away from home. [[spoiler: Later played straight, when he is convinced otherwise.]]
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' Evil Spinnerette's parents seem entirely unperturbed by her becoming a {{supervillain}}, worshipping an evil goddess, or transforming herself into a half-human, half-spider [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons drider.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', Evil Spinnerette's parents seem entirely unperturbed by her becoming a {{supervillain}}, worshipping an evil goddess, or transforming herself into a half-human, half-spider [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons drider.]]



* Falcon and Tabby Cat, Wallflower's parents in the WhateleyUniverse. Her father Falcon tells the whole student body that they should always try to make an original contribution to the world even if they intend to do it by becoming a supervillain. Neither is at all put off by their daughter's [[GenderBender gender bent]] boyfriend. It turns out there's good reasons for this, as Tabby Cat herself is a [[GenderBender gender bent]] would-be supervillain.

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* Falcon and Tabby Cat, Wallflower's parents in the WhateleyUniverse.''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. Her father Falcon tells the whole student body that they should always try to make an original contribution to the world even if they intend to do it by becoming a supervillain. Neither is at all put off by their daughter's [[GenderBender gender bent]] boyfriend. It turns out there's good reasons for this, as Tabby Cat herself is a [[GenderBender gender bent]] would-be supervillain.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Katara and Sokka have no [[MissingMom living mother]] and their [[DisappearedDad father is off at war]], so it is their grandmother Kanna who calmly wishes the 14 and 15 year old kids well when they head off on a planet-spanning quest to aid the [[HumanPopsicle long-missing Avatar]] in mastering his powers and help bring down the EvilOverlord. What people forget is that the ''Avatar'' world is still basically medieval: 14 and 15 year-olds are young adults, not children. Further, when their father learns of it, he congratulates them on choosing to travel with Aang instead of him. In fact, encourages it. Seeing as they've already made a huge difference to the shape of the world and should be as well protected as they would be at home considering they're hanging out with a twelve-year-old PhysicalGod.
* Jane's mom in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' is open-minded to a potentially unhealthy degree. Examples of this behaviour include letting her youngest son live in a tent in the back yard for over a month, never punishing her children for ANY infraction, and remaining in her kiln room for weeks on end. However, repeated exposure to all her children and husband at once does fray on her nerves a bit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Katara and Sokka have no [[MissingMom living mother]] and their [[DisappearedDad father is off at war]], so it is their grandmother Kanna who calmly wishes the 14 and 15 year old kids well when they head off on a planet-spanning quest to aid the [[HumanPopsicle long-missing Avatar]] in mastering his powers and help bring down the EvilOverlord. What people forget is that the ''Avatar'' world is still basically medieval: 14 and 15 year-olds are young adults, not children. Further, when their father learns of it, he congratulates them on choosing to travel with Aang instead of him. In fact, he encourages it. Seeing it, seeing as they've already made a huge difference to the shape of the world and should be as well protected as they would be at home considering they're hanging out with a twelve-year-old PhysicalGod.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
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Jane's mom in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' is open-minded to a potentially unhealthy degree. Examples of this behaviour include letting her youngest son live in a tent in the back yard for over a month, never punishing her children for ANY infraction, and remaining in her kiln room for weeks on end. However, repeated exposure to all her children and husband at once does fray on her nerves a bit.



* While Hank is certainly ''not'' this on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', an episode called "The Peggy Horror Picture Show" introduced a drag queen named Caroline who becomes friends with Peggy. Caroline's mother is nothing but supportive of Caroline. In fact, her second line of dialog in the show was "Don't apologize for yourself not now or ever!" Although Caroline was just apologizing for being late.
** At one point, Caroline has to tell her mother to stop being supportive (ie, shut up and listen to Caroline's complaints.)

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* While Hank is certainly ''not'' this on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', an episode called "The Peggy Horror Picture Show" introduced a drag queen named Caroline who becomes friends with Peggy. Caroline's mother is nothing but supportive of Caroline. In fact, her second line of dialog in the show was "Don't apologize for yourself not now or ever!" Although Caroline was just apologizing for being late.
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late. At one point, Caroline has to tell her mother to stop being supportive (ie, (i.e. shut up and listen to Caroline's complaints.)



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the opener for ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E9TheFaultInOurCutieMarks The Fault In Our Cutie Marks]]'', the Cutie Mark Crusaders are speaking with a pony couple about their daughter's new cutie mark, as they are worried her skull-and-bones mark might mean she's meant to become a pirate. Though it's quickly revealed it's meant to symbolize archaeology, the pirate outfit that the parents quickly hide away seems to indicate that they wouldn't have minded if she ''had'' become one.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the opener for ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E9TheFaultInOurCutieMarks "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E9TheFaultInOurCutieMarks The Fault In in Our Cutie Marks]]'', Marks]]", the Cutie Mark Crusaders are speaking with a pony couple about their daughter's new cutie mark, as they are worried her skull-and-bones mark might mean she's meant to become a pirate. Though it's quickly revealed it's meant to symbolize archaeology, the pirate outfit that the parents quickly hide away seems to indicate that they wouldn't have minded if she ''had'' become one.
31st Jan '17 6:24:54 AM akaun6899
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* Even though the Queen in ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' is shocked to see that her daughter Fiona had married Shrek instead of Prince Charming, she still does her best to be polite based on how happy Fiona appears to be with him.
27th Jan '17 11:18:39 PM creader
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* Shizuku's parents in ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart'' are surprisingly open-minded about their daughter choosing to spend examination time writing her first novel instead of studying -- especially when you consider that she ''refused to tell them what she was up to.''
* Sosuke's mother in ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' is awfully quick, if flabbergasted, to accept the reality of Ponyo as a transforming goldfish girl, not to mention when the nursing home she works at is covered by the sea protected by a magic bubble and she has a heart to heart chat with the Queen of the Sea who wants her to adopt Ponyo if she chooses to become human.



* Shizuku's parents in ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart'' are surprisingly open-minded about their daughter choosing to spend examination time writing her first novel instead of studying -- especially when you consider that she ''refused to tell them what she was up to.''
* Sosuke's mother in ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' is awfully quick, if flabbergasted, to accept the reality of Ponyo as a transforming goldfish girl, not to mention when the nursing home she works at is covered by the sea protected by a magic bubble and she has a heart to heart chat with the Queen of the Sea who wants her to adopt Ponyo if she chooses to become human.

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* Shizuku's parents in ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart'' are surprisingly open-minded about their daughter choosing Ugga from ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' is a downplayed example. While she's open to spend examination time writing her first novel instead of studying -- especially when you consider that she ''refused to tell them what she was up to.''
* Sosuke's mother in ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' is awfully quick, if flabbergasted, to accept the reality of Ponyo as a transforming goldfish girl, not to mention when the nursing home she works at is covered by the sea protected by a magic bubble
newer things unlike [[OverprotectiveDad Grug]], it's only ''slightly'' more than him, and she has a heart to heart chat would usually (until CharacterDevelopment) agree with his choices.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania2'' Johnny becomes this for his and Mavis' son, Dennis. Unlike
the Queen of the Sea who wants her to adopt Ponyo if she chooses to become human.overprotective Mavis, Johnny is okay with letting Dracula help Dennis bring out his vampire powers.
16th Jan '17 1:42:21 PM StFan
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* The parents of the three main protagonists of ''KissXSis'' take this UpToEleven and are ridiculously understanding about Keita's love life. They are completely fine with both pseudo-incest and student-teacher romance (which even the teacher in question finds disturbing). They also permit (and sometimes even encourage) their children's not-so-innocent games. The only time they oppose their kids' decisions is when Keita talks about marrying both his step-sisters, which they don't do because they are morally opposed to it, but because of the Japanese legal status of polygamy.

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* The parents of the three main protagonists of ''KissXSis'' ''kiss×sis'' take this UpToEleven and are ridiculously understanding about Keita's love life. They are completely fine with both pseudo-incest and student-teacher romance (which even the teacher in question finds disturbing). They also permit (and sometimes even encourage) their children's not-so-innocent games. The only time they oppose their kids' decisions is when Keita talks about marrying both his step-sisters, which they don't do because they are morally opposed to it, but because of the Japanese legal status of polygamy.
10th Jan '17 4:21:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''LittleBritain'' Daffyd Thomas finally tells his parents that he's gay. Not only are they not surprised, they approve and want to hook him up.



* ''LiveActionTV/StargateSG1'': In an episode of season 9, Cameron has to attend his high school reunion, and Vala tags along. When they arrive at Cameron's parent's place, they find his mother has made up only one bed, saying she has no problem with them sharing it.

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* ''LiveActionTV/StargateSG1'': ''Series/StargateSG1'': In an episode of season 9, Cameron has to attend his high school reunion, and Vala tags along. When they arrive at Cameron's parent's place, they find his mother has made up only one bed, saying she has no problem with them sharing it.


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* In ''Series/LittleBritain'' Daffyd Thomas finally tells his parents that he's gay. Not only are they not surprised, they approve and want to hook him up.
9th Jan '17 2:01:11 PM margdean56
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** Don't think that it was easy though. At the time they decided to come out to their parents (during ''Deep Wizardry''), Nita had volunteered to take part in an undersea ritual with the whale wizards without fully understanding that the role she had taken required her to sacrifice herself to complete it. Telling your parents you're probably going to die in the course of your work never goes over well. However both the terms of the ritual and the Wizard's Oath entail that she can't go back on her commitment without serious consequences - at best, the surrender of her wizardry and a boost for the Lone Power, at worst, if the ritual fails, the destruction of the Atlantic seaboard. [[spoiler: She makes it out alive because someone was able to TakeAThirdOption.]] By the same token, it's dishonorable at best to use wizardry to get out of something like being grounded, and Tom and Carl, the local Seniors, cooperate with parents in on TheMasquerade and aren't above restricting the powers of a misbehaving wizard if they absolutely have to. (Nita's sister Dariane gets grounded from interplanetary travel in ''A Wizard's Holliday''-- worse than it sounds, since she has close friends in parts of the universe too far away to observe using conventional astronomy.)

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** Don't think that it was easy though. At the time they decided to come out to their parents (during ''Deep Wizardry''), Nita had volunteered to take part in an undersea ritual with the whale wizards without fully understanding that the role she had taken required her to sacrifice herself to complete it. Telling your parents you're probably going to die in the course of your work never goes over well. However both the terms of the ritual and the Wizard's Oath entail that she can't go back on her commitment without serious consequences - at consequences--at best, the surrender of her wizardry and a boost for the Lone Power, at worst, if the ritual fails, the destruction of the Atlantic seaboard. [[spoiler: She makes it out alive because someone was able to TakeAThirdOption.]] By the same token, it's dishonorable at best to use wizardry to get out of something like being grounded, and Tom and Carl, the local Seniors, cooperate with parents in on TheMasquerade and aren't above restricting the powers of a misbehaving wizard if they absolutely have to. (Nita's sister Dariane gets grounded from interplanetary travel in ''A Wizard's Holliday''-- worse Holiday''--worse than it sounds, since she has close friends in parts of the universe too far away to observe using conventional astronomy.)
9th Jan '17 1:57:21 PM margdean56
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* Sort of, for ComicBook/SpiderMan. Aunt May is on her deathbed and reveals that she knew of and approved of Peter being Spider-Man for some time now. Then she dies. Of course, this later turns out to be a big Mind-Screw (she was... an actress?). When Aunt May does find out for real, she has a difficult time accepting this; once she does, though, she is Spider-Man's biggest fan. Having Mary-Jane to talk with helps. And of course, Peter isn't a kid anymore. Thanks to ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', the poor woman's back in the dark. In ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'', Aunt May has a much harder time dealing with Peter being Spider-Man. This was more because that was dropped on her at the same time she was informed that Gwen Stacy and her brother-in-law (Pete's father) [[spoiler: turned out to be clones, the latter being an aged clone of Peter whom later died.]]

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* Sort of, for ComicBook/SpiderMan. Aunt May is on her deathbed and reveals that she knew of and approved of Peter being Spider-Man for some time now. Then she dies. Of course, this later turns out to be a big Mind-Screw (she was... an actress?). When Aunt May does find out for real, she has a difficult time accepting this; once she does, though, she is Spider-Man's biggest fan. Having Mary-Jane to talk with helps. And of course, Peter isn't a kid anymore. Thanks to ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', the poor woman's back in the dark. In ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'', Aunt May has a much harder time dealing with Peter being Spider-Man. This was more because that was dropped on her at the same time she was informed that Gwen Stacy and her brother-in-law (Pete's father) [[spoiler: turned out to be clones, the latter being an aged clone of Peter whom who later died.]]
3rd Oct '16 12:31:08 AM Tron80
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* ''[[Fanfic/EakinsHardReset Hard Reset]]'' features Twilight dithering on whether or not to come out to her parents. She finally decides to see what would happen -- after all, GroundhogDayLoop. She does ... and the response? They already knew, and had talked about it, deciding to let her reveal it in her own time. 'We found out a few months after you moved to Ponyville. I was cleaning up in your room and I found a box under your bed. Full of... magazines.'

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* ''[[Fanfic/EakinsHardReset Hard Reset]]'' ''Fanfic/EakinsHardReset'' features Twilight dithering on whether or not to come out to her parents. She finally decides to see what would happen -- after all, GroundhogDayLoop. She does ... and the response? They already knew, and had talked about it, deciding to let her reveal it in her own time. 'We found out a few months after you moved to Ponyville. I was cleaning up in your room and I found a box under your bed. Full of... magazines.''
* In ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'' Shinji and Asuka do not mind their daughter's eccentricities and delinquent habits as long as Ryuko is happy.
24th Sep '16 11:27:09 PM IronicMouse
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* ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'': At the beginning of the series, Minami was prepared to follow in her family business. However, towards the end of the series, she decided she wanted to be a marine biologist. She was worried at first of her parent reaction, but they completely understand and are supportive of her new dream.


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* ''LiveActionTV/StargateSG1'': In an episode of season 9, Cameron has to attend his high school reunion, and Vala tags along. When they arrive at Cameron's parent's place, they find his mother has made up only one bed, saying she has no problem with them sharing it.
--> '''I'm a child of the 60's, Cam. I could tell you some stories.'''


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* ''Webcomic/SabrinaOnline'': Sabrina first met RC's parents when they walked in on them sleeping together. RC's parents' only concern was whether or not their sex life was fulfilling.


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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the opener for ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E9TheFaultInOurCutieMarks The Fault In Our Cutie Marks]]'', the Cutie Mark Crusaders are speaking with a pony couple about their daughter's new cutie mark, as they are worried her skull-and-bones mark might mean she's meant to become a pirate. Though it's quickly revealed it's meant to symbolize archaeology, the pirate outfit that the parents quickly hide away seems to indicate that they wouldn't have minded if she ''had'' become one.
14th Sep '16 7:03:43 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/EndersGame Shadow of the Hegemon]]'', Peter is flabbergasted when his parents tell him how proud they are of his secret double life as a famous columnist. They then gently chide him for not realizing that his genius is genetic especially given the intellects of his own siblings.

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* In ''[[Literature/EndersGame Shadow of the Hegemon]]'', ''Literature/ShadowOfTheHegemon'', Peter is flabbergasted when his parents tell him how proud they are of his secret double life as a famous columnist. They then gently chide him for not realizing that his genius is genetic especially given the intellects of his own siblings.
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