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3rd May '16 7:47:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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When the parents had to separate from the child in order to protect it, this results in MosesInTheBullrushes. When the parents had to leave the child in order to give it "a better life", then it leads to GiveHimANormalLife.

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When the parents had to separate from the child in order to protect it, this results in MosesInTheBullrushes.MosesInTheBulrushes. When the parents had to leave the child in order to give it "a better life", then it leads to GiveHimANormalLife.
28th Jul '15 8:36:34 PM Quilladin206
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Of course, if you go back far enough, you'll reach a time when most young adults in RealLife actually were orphaned or abandoned. Adults died younger than than they do now, and people with chronic illnesses like schizophrenia or tuberculosis were often sent away from the family to recover or die. It was also easier to abandon a family, given the poor communications of the times and the lack of a police force. Because of all this, it's quite common for a fictional character from the 19th century or earlier to mention being orphaned with no more emotional reaction than a shrug, since the experience was considered a normal part of real life. A good example is Jane Austen's ''Literature/{{Emma}}'', where the title character's mother died years earlier, but is barely mentioned.

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Of course, if you go back far enough, you'll reach a time when most young adults in RealLife actually were orphaned or abandoned. Adults died younger than than they do now, and people with chronic illnesses like schizophrenia or tuberculosis were often sent away from the family to recover or die. It was also easier to abandon a family, given the poor communications of the times and the lack of a police force. Because of all this, it's quite common for a fictional character from the 19th century or earlier to mention being orphaned with no more emotional reaction than a shrug, since the experience was considered a normal part of real life. A good example is Jane Austen's ''Literature/{{Emma}}'', where the title character's mother died years earlier, but is barely mentioned.
20th Jul '15 12:53:57 PM eroock
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->''"To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness."''
-->-- '''Lady Bracknell''', ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''

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->''"To lose one parent may be regarded as ->''"Every superhero needs a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.tragic family story: Spiderman's parents... Dead. Batman's parents... Murdered. Superman's parents... Exploded. I actually had the best requirements."''
-->-- '''Lady Bracknell''', ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''
'''Ben''', ''Film/WhoAmI''
22nd Aug '14 1:37:10 PM TriumphForks
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In families with servants, this can lead to the OldRetainer acting as a ParentalSubstitute. If they were traveling abroad when both parents died, the child may be RaisedByNatives. If the parents die in the wilds, their surviving child may be RaisedByWolves. It is also possible the parents left them out there to die, expecting them to be a meal, not a adoptee.

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In families with servants, this can lead to the OldRetainer acting as a ParentalSubstitute. If they were traveling abroad when both parents died, the child may be RaisedByNatives. If the parents die in the wilds, their surviving child may be RaisedByWolves. It is also possible the parents left them out there to die, expecting them to be a meal, not a an adoptee.
13th Jul '14 3:39:03 AM LordGro
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-->-- '''Lady Bracknell''', ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''

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-->-- '''Lady Bracknell''', ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''
''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''



Of course, if you go back far enough, you'll reach a time when most young adults in RealLife actually were orphaned or abandoned. Adults died younger than than they do now, and people with chronic illnesses like schizophrenia or tuberculosis were often sent away from the family to recover or die. It was also easier to abandon a family, given the poor communications of the times and the lack of a police force. Because of all this, it's quite common for a fictional character from the 19th century or earlier to mention being orphaned with no more emotional reaction than a shrug, since the experience was considered a normal part of real life. A good example is Jane Austen's ''Emma'', where the title character's mother died years earlier, but is barely mentioned.

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Of course, if you go back far enough, you'll reach a time when most young adults in RealLife actually were orphaned or abandoned. Adults died younger than than they do now, and people with chronic illnesses like schizophrenia or tuberculosis were often sent away from the family to recover or die. It was also easier to abandon a family, given the poor communications of the times and the lack of a police force. Because of all this, it's quite common for a fictional character from the 19th century or earlier to mention being orphaned with no more emotional reaction than a shrug, since the experience was considered a normal part of real life. A good example is Jane Austen's ''Emma'', ''Literature/{{Emma}}'', where the title character's mother died years earlier, but is barely mentioned.



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7th May '14 6:22:52 AM Tightwire
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* ParentalAbandonment/RealLife



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7th May '14 6:19:22 AM Tightwire
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A stunningly large number of heroes and their coteries are lacking in the parent department, either through death or in that they just aren't talked about. Even if both parents are alive, they may well be emotionally or physically distant. Everyone is, for the sake of the plot, ConvenientlyAnOrphan, whether they actually are or not.

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A stunningly large number of heroes and their coteries are lacking in the parent department, either through death or in that they just aren't talked about. Even if both parents are alive, they may well be emotionally or physically distant.distant (although that's just ParentalNeglect). Everyone is, for the sake of the plot, ConvenientlyAnOrphan, whether they actually are or not.
27th Nov '13 10:59:55 PM Acebrock
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May entail TellMeAboutMyFather. Or [[AlwaysMale rarely]], mother. For [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail reasons of economy]], the child is seldom interested in both parents. See also ParentalNeglect, HandsOffParenting and DisappearedDad. Parental Abandonment en masse may create a TeenageWasteland.

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May entail TellMeAboutMyFather. Or [[AlwaysMale rarely]], mother. For [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail reasons of economy]], the child is seldom interested in both parents. See also ParentalNeglect, HandsOffParenting HandsOffParenting, MissingMom, and DisappearedDad. Parental Abandonment en masse may create a TeenageWasteland.
17th Nov '13 3:14:31 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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[[quoteright:180:[[Webcomic/{{Bug}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pirate-Parents_1153.jpg]]]]

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8th Aug '13 4:14:24 PM Morgenthaler
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ParentalAbandonment is a common feature of a DarkAndTroubledPast (though children lucky enough to find a ParentalSubstitute generally avoid such a fate). It is a common feature of a TearJerker.

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ParentalAbandonment Parental Abandonment is a common feature of a DarkAndTroubledPast (though children lucky enough to find a ParentalSubstitute generally avoid such a fate). It is a common feature of a TearJerker.



May entail TellMeAboutMyFather. Or [[AlwaysMale rarely]], mother. For [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail reasons of economy]], the child is seldom interested in both parents. See also ParentalNeglect, HandsOffParenting and DisappearedDad. ParentalAbandonment en masse may create a TeenageWasteland.

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May entail TellMeAboutMyFather. Or [[AlwaysMale rarely]], mother. For [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail reasons of economy]], the child is seldom interested in both parents. See also ParentalNeglect, HandsOffParenting and DisappearedDad. ParentalAbandonment Parental Abandonment en masse may create a TeenageWasteland.
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