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21st Apr '18 2:19:03 PM Discar
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* ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'': Ultima and Sovereign Powers are ''terrible'' parents, treating [[MuggleBornOfMages their son Tyler]] as their superhero legacy and remaining obliviously insistent that he'll develop superpowers "any day now" BecauseDestinySaysSo. And until that day, they dump him in a boarding school for metahumans in the hope he'll get TouchedByVorlons without really considering what this does to him. [[spoiler:Toby, Tyler's clone with superpowers, states outright he had to use his RealityWarper powers in order to ''prevent'' them from disowning Tyler once he came along, and even then they seem to have forgotten he exists.]]

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Ultima and Sovereign Powers are ''terrible'' parents, treating [[MuggleBornOfMages their son Tyler]] as their superhero legacy and remaining obliviously insistent that he'll develop superpowers "any day now" BecauseDestinySaysSo. And until that day, they dump him in a boarding school for metahumans in the hope he'll get TouchedByVorlons without really considering what this does to him. [[spoiler:Toby, Tyler's clone with superpowers, states outright he had to use his RealityWarper powers in order to ''prevent'' them from disowning Tyler once he came along, and even then they seem to have forgotten he exists.]]]]
** [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/comic/10032011/ Cecil's parents]] are all too happy to let their son run off with a random stranger. Cecil's ConspiracyTheorist tendencies certainly make him a handful, so it's understandable, but still not right.
--->'''Revenant:''' So as I said on the phone, after looking at your son's test scores, we think he'd be an ideal candidate for a weekend study program we're hosting at--\\
'''Cecil's Parents:''' Take him.\\
'''Revenant:''' I thought you'd want to see me credent--\\
'''Cecil's Parents:''' We trust you.\\
'''Revenant:''' I'll leave a brochure and several numbers you can reach us on the dining room ta--\\
'''Cecil's Parents:''' Fine.\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Revenant:''' Would you like us to address his... ''"fondness"'' for all things extraterrestrial?\\
'''Cecil's Parents:''' Bless you...
21st Apr '18 2:14:12 PM Discar
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* [[ComicBook/{{PS238}} Ultima and Sovereign Powers]] are ''terrible'' parents, treating [[MuggleBornOfMages their son Tyler]] as their superhero legacy and remaining obliviously insistent that he'll develop superpowers 'any day now' BecauseDestinySaysSo. And until that day, they dump him in a boarding school for metahumans in the hope he'll get TouchedByVorlons without really considering what this does to him. [[spoiler:Toby states outright he had to use his RealityWarper powers in order to ''prevent'' them from disowning Tyler once he came along, and even then they seem to have forgotten he exists.]]

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* [[ComicBook/{{PS238}} ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'': Ultima and Sovereign Powers]] Powers are ''terrible'' parents, treating [[MuggleBornOfMages their son Tyler]] as their superhero legacy and remaining obliviously insistent that he'll develop superpowers 'any "any day now' now" BecauseDestinySaysSo. And until that day, they dump him in a boarding school for metahumans in the hope he'll get TouchedByVorlons without really considering what this does to him. [[spoiler:Toby [[spoiler:Toby, Tyler's clone with superpowers, states outright he had to use his RealityWarper powers in order to ''prevent'' them from disowning Tyler once he came along, and even then they seem to have forgotten he exists.]]
15th Apr '18 2:00:30 AM Vir
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** To as lesser extent, Nikki's mother, who spends most of Parents Day, blowing off her daughters attempts to get her attention.

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** To as lesser extent, Nikki's mother, who spends most of Parents Day, blowing off her daughters daughter's attempts to get her attention.
20th Mar '18 12:31:16 PM LittleDancerGirl
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* A couple of the killers in ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' are adult children trying to get the attention of neglectful parents, with the best-known example being Jo Gage, the daughter of a famous criminal profiler who never had time or attention to spare for her.

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* A couple of the killers in ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' are adult children trying to get the attention of neglectful parents, with the best-known example being Jo Gage, the daughter of a famous criminal profiler profiler, who never had time or kills several people just to make herself a component in one of her father's cases so he'll spare a little attention to spare for her.her. Even after she's caught and arrested, this is her primary consideration.
20th Mar '18 12:29:16 PM LittleDancerGirl
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* A couple of the killers in ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' are adult children trying to get the attention of neglectful parents, with the best-known example being Jo Gage, the daughter of a famous criminal profiler who never had time or attention to spare for her.
--> '''Jo:''' Tell my dad everything. He'll come to my cell now. He'll listen to me. However long it takes.
19th Mar '18 1:22:47 AM PaulA
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', Alice's father is rich but neglectful, leaving her entirely in the hands of her nanny and initially completely failing to notice that she's disappeared.
21st Feb '18 11:38:05 AM Kotrag
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** Of course, the latest novels in the Horus Heresy series revealed the real reason for the Emperor's callousness towards his sons. [[spoiler:He never considered the Primarchs as sons in the first instance. He only ever saw them as tools to realise his ambitions. Malcador even implies he actually intended some of them to betray him.]]
11th Feb '18 10:37:24 PM Knightofbalance
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it's revealed that Ruby and Yang both suffered from this. Yang's mother disappeared from her life when she was young, leading to Taiyang marrying Summer. Summer disappeared when Ruby was even younger, leading to a distraught Taiyang to just bury himself in his work as a teacher at Signal Academy, leading young Yang to take care of her even younger sister. Yang has massive issues towards Raven and even brushes off an attempt to bond because of all of this.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it's revealed that Ruby and Yang both suffered from this. Yang's mother disappeared from her life when she was young, leading to Taiyang marrying Summer. Summer disappeared when Ruby was even younger, leading to a distraught Taiyang to just bury himself in his work as a teacher at Signal Academy, leading young Yang to take care of her even younger sister.sister for some time. Yang has massive issues towards Raven and even brushes off an attempt to bond because of all of this.
11th Feb '18 8:22:35 PM nombretomado
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* Peter of PeterIsTheWolf is viewed as a disappointment by his parents for being born a runt in a werewolf culture that views size and strength as extremely important. He spent most of his life being openly ''mocked'' by them and generally suffering from every kind of neglect they could dish out. Later, after he is [[spoiler: Nearly ''raped'', dumped by the girlfriend who walked in on said rape attempt and mistook it for him cheating on her and a very real chance of being ''executed'' by his pack for this breakup, he has to move back in with them for a few days. They respond to this TraumaCongaLine by making him sleep in the ''literal'' doghouse in their backyard, because they can't be bothered to make room for him.]]

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* Peter of PeterIsTheWolf ''Webcomic/PeterIsTheWolf'' is viewed as a disappointment by his parents for being born a runt in a werewolf culture that views size and strength as extremely important. He spent most of his life being openly ''mocked'' by them and generally suffering from every kind of neglect they could dish out. Later, after he is [[spoiler: Nearly ''raped'', dumped by the girlfriend who walked in on said rape attempt and mistook it for him cheating on her and a very real chance of being ''executed'' by his pack for this breakup, he has to move back in with them for a few days. They respond to this TraumaCongaLine by making him sleep in the ''literal'' doghouse in their backyard, because they can't be bothered to make room for him.]]
7th Feb '18 1:39:12 PM Maddy-chan4444
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* It is implied in ''Series/TheXFiles'' that Mulder's parents became neglectful after Samantha went missing. It is noted that his parents divorced shortly after, and that "no one would talk about it". Nothing is ever explicitly said, but his attitude about it says that he simply waited until he was old enough to leave and then did--he went to England for college. In the series, he sees his parents rarely [[spoiler: before their deaths]], and it is hinted that at least one of them blames him for his sister's disappearance. In "Sein und Zeit", it's also hinted that [[spoiler:(MAJOR SPOILER) that Mulder's mother has known for years that Samantha actually died when she was fourteen. The fuck? Why wouldn't have she told him? She knew he had been blaming himself and how it had messed him up.]] Mulder's parents can come off as downright emotionally abusive.

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* It is implied in ''Series/TheXFiles'' that Mulder's parents became neglectful after Samantha went missing. It is noted that his parents divorced shortly after, and that "no one would talk about it". Nothing is ever explicitly said, but his attitude about it says that he simply waited until he was old enough to leave and then did--he went to England for college. In the series, he sees his parents rarely [[spoiler: before their deaths]], and it is hinted that at least one of them blames him for his sister's disappearance. In "Sein und Zeit", it's also hinted that [[spoiler:(MAJOR SPOILER) [[spoiler: that Mulder's mother has known for years that Samantha actually died when she was fourteen. The fuck? Why wouldn't have fourteen, and she never told him? She Mulder even though knew he had been blaming himself and how it had messed him up.himself.]] Mulder's parents can come off as downright emotionally abusive.
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