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29th Aug '16 4:52:29 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': Mary's parents died from a deadly plague, but even before that they were distant and didn't care much about her. Many of her parents' acquaintances in India are unaware that they have a daughter at all. Colin is distanced from his father, Archibald, and his mother, [[DeathByChildbirth Lilias…]]

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* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': Both Colin and Mary, which is a large part of why they're both [[SpoiledBrat spoiled brats]]. Even before Mary's parents died from a deadly plague, but even before that of [[ThePlague Cholera]], they were distant and rarely there for her. Her mother foisted her off on servants so that she could be a socialite, to the point where many of her colleagues didn't care much about her. Many of her parents' acquaintances in India are unaware that they have even know she ''had'' a daughter at all. daughter. Colin's father Archibald Craven basically abandoned Colin is distanced from after his father, Archibald, and his mother, [[DeathByChildbirth Lilias…]]mother Lillias suffered DeathByChildbirth.
14th Aug '16 9:47:48 AM nombretomado
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* [[FinalFantasyI Cid of the Lufaine]] from ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' was originally a very caring parent to [[spoiler:Chaos]] before starting the cycles of war. However, he was a very lousy father to [[spoiler: the Warrior of Light]], who shortly after being born, was thrown into the conflict by his ''father'' without an identity or a childhood to speak of.

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* [[FinalFantasyI Cid of the Lufaine]] from ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' was originally a very caring parent to [[spoiler:Chaos]] before starting the cycles of war. However, he was a very lousy father to [[spoiler: the Warrior of Light]], who shortly after being born, was thrown into the conflict by his ''father'' without an identity or a childhood to speak of.
13th Aug '16 9:45:03 PM Discar
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->''Mommy just wants to have a little fun, and all you can think about are your empty little stomachs!''
-->--'''Peggy Bundy''', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', refusing to cook as usual and splitting a tag for her new dress between her two kids.

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->''Mommy ->''"Mommy just wants to have a little fun, and all you can think about are your empty little stomachs!''
-->--'''Peggy
stomachs!"''
-->-- '''Peggy
Bundy''', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', refusing to cook as usual and splitting a tag for her new dress between her two kids.
''Series/MarriedWithChildren''
26th Jul '16 10:26:17 PM Discar
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** Ted Wong's parents divorced when he was ten. His mother didn't want him and left him with his father, who bought him a condo twenty minutes away and then ignored him unless he needed something. Ted was basically forced to raise himself (except for a monthly maid and a "wise mailman"), and the worst part is that he doesn't see anything wrong with this situation until his horrified friends point it out.
26th Jul '16 10:22:38 PM Discar
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* ''WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool'':
** Brian's mom spends all of her time playing games. While [[SeriousBusiness games are a big deal in this universe]] (it's implied gaming is how she makes money, for one thing), she never acknowledges Brian even when they live in the same house. She didn't notice her son got a scholarship to a prestigious high school until the second he left, at one point she promises to come visit but sends the cat instead, and on parents' weekend Brian dismisses the possibility of her coming since it's "double xp weekend" in her game.
** Jenny Matrix's mother Mary is both completely absent and a controlling StageMom dedicated to making sure her daughter is one of the best FPS players in history. This gets worse in the second season, when Mary becomes the FPS coach and still refuses to give her daughter the slightest measure of affection. When Mary gets awarded a parent of the year award, she forces Jenny to give a speech, and while trying to write it Jenny breaks down in tears because she cannot think of a single good memory of her mother. Jenny even says her father had to teach her basic girl stuff like doing her hair and talking to boys because her mother was just ''never'' around.
24th Jul '16 5:44:09 AM WillBGood
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''bshows that that Avatar Aang and Toph Beifong, the protagonists of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', were neglectful to their kids:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''bshows ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' shows that that Avatar Aang and Toph Beifong, the protagonists of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', were neglectful to their kids:
24th Jul '16 5:38:11 AM WillBGood
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* Helga's parents, Bob and Miriam in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. They're not ''bad'' people per se, but Helga was TheUnfavourite growing up (WordOfGod states that her mother Miriam was an alcoholic), and for a while it was her FreudianExcuse to be the school bully. The deal is totally inverted with Olga: the [[StageMom excessive and asphyxiating attention from Miriam and Bob]] shaped her into an insecure, hysteric, overachieving, whiny ExtremeDoormat FragileFlower who breaks down to a ridiculous degree if she makes a wrong step. In her own words, "[Helga,] you're ''lucky'' they don't even notice you." To put this in perspective, one episode had Helga change Olga's grade in a class to a B+, causing Olga to lock herself in her room for the better part of a week. She did it expecting to have some attention for herself... but the parents ''still' flocked to Olga, which spurred her to ultimately confess to Helga how sick she was of the whole deal. This is however played straight when AesopAmnesia kicks in: Both Helga and Olga ''completely forget'' their heart to heart, Olga starts playing the StepfordSmiler ''completely straight'' and Helga ''again'' thinks Olga ''enjoys'' all the attention (since ever since that ''one'' time, she hasn't shown she doesn't like it).

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* Helga's parents, Bob and Miriam in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. They're not ''bad'' people per se, but Helga was TheUnfavourite growing up (WordOfGod states that her mother Miriam was an alcoholic), and for a while it was her FreudianExcuse to be the school bully. The deal is totally inverted with Olga: the [[StageMom excessive and asphyxiating attention from Miriam and Bob]] shaped her into an insecure, hysteric, overachieving, whiny ExtremeDoormat FragileFlower who breaks down to a ridiculous degree if she makes a wrong step. In her own words, "[Helga,] you're ''lucky'' they don't even notice you." To put this in perspective, one episode had Helga change Olga's grade in a class to a B+, causing Olga to lock herself in her room for the better part of a week. She did it expecting to have some attention for herself... but the parents ''still' ''still'' flocked to Olga, which spurred her to ultimately confess to Helga how sick she was of the whole deal. This is however played straight when AesopAmnesia kicks in: Both Helga and Olga ''completely forget'' their heart to heart, Olga starts playing the StepfordSmiler ''completely straight'' and Helga ''again'' thinks Olga ''enjoys'' all the attention (since ever since that ''one'' time, she hasn't shown she doesn't like it).
24th Jul '16 5:28:45 AM WillBGood
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* The final episode of the original ''Series/TwilightZone'' centered around two children of neglectful parents who find a child's paradise at the bottom of their pool.

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* The final episode of the original ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "The Bewitchin' Pool" centered around two children of neglectful parents who find a child's paradise at the bottom of their pool.
13th Jul '16 10:03:11 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'': Kanna's parents took a very hands off approach to raising her, under the logic of "dragons grow stronger by themselves". As a result, she started pulling pranks to get attention, which got her exiled to Earth. This is why she clings to Kobayashi as a ParentalSubstitute.
2nd Jul '16 6:22:00 PM ICNyght
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* In ''Film/Coraline'', Coralines's parents are uninterested in Coraline's daily life and don't listen to her. When telling her real mother "I nearly died yesterday" Coraline's mom responds "Oh thats nice". The neglect from her parents [[spoiler: fuels the plot by making the Other Mother's world appeal to her. In it her Other parents make dinner, talk to her, and give her attention.]]
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