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16th Jan '17 4:32:48 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has Jotaro Kujo on ''both'' ends of this trope:



** Jotaro himself falls prey to this in ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean]]'' when the BigBad uses his Stand to steal his memories and power, leaving him comatose; his daughter Jolyne's drive to save her father forms the backbone of the plot.

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** Jotaro himself falls prey to this in ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean]]'' when the BigBad [[spoiler: Enrico Pucci]] uses his Stand to steal his memories and power, leaving him comatose; his daughter Jolyne's drive to save her father forms the backbone of the plot.
8th Jan '17 11:33:34 AM BlueGuy
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* The third part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', ''Stardust Crusaders'', is kicked off when Jotaro's mother Holly Kujo suddenly falls sick and Jotaro starts searching for a way to help her. [[spoiler: It turns out she's [[FightingSpirit developing her own stand]] but [[PowerIncontinence it's rapidly draining her]].]]

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
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The third part plot of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', ''Stardust Crusaders'', ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'' is kicked off when Jotaro's mother Holly Kujo suddenly falls sick and Jotaro starts searching for a way to help her. [[spoiler: It turns out she's [[FightingSpirit developing her own stand]] stand]], but [[PowerIncontinence it's rapidly draining her]].]] her]].
** Jotaro himself falls prey to this in ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean]]'' when the BigBad uses his Stand to steal his memories and power, leaving him comatose; his daughter Jolyne's drive to save her father forms the backbone of the plot.
28th Dec '16 9:03:13 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Thracia 776]]'', one of Prince Leif's goals is rescuing his ParentalSubstitute Lady Evayle, [[spoiler: who has been TurnedIntoGranite by the Loptyr Sect.]] Not succeeding will [[spoiler: cause her to be BrainwashedAndCrazy into becoming one of the Dead Lords.]]
28th Dec '16 5:05:23 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', Eliwood's main motivation is to find his father Elbert, who disappeared in strange circumstances. [[spoiler: He finds him... in the lair of the Black Fang, gravely injured and weakened. And then he dies in his arms.]] And before that, Lyn's adventures involved her racing against the clock to both to claim her inheritance as the Princess of Caelin ''and'' save her ill grandfather Hausen. [[spoiler: And she has to do the second part again one year later, when the Black Fang attacks their realm.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', Eliwood's main motivation is to find his father Elbert, who disappeared in strange circumstances. [[spoiler: He finds him... in the lair of the Black Fang, gravely injured and weakened. And then he dies in his arms.]] And before that, Lyn's adventures involved her racing against the clock to both to claim her inheritance as the Princess of Caelin ''and'' save her ill grandfather Hausen. [[spoiler: And she has to do the second part again one year later, when the Black Fang attacks their realm.]]



** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the ''Heirs of Fates'' DLC offers a rather cruel twist... [[spoiler: since not only it starts with the parents already dead, but finishes with the fathers (or mother, in the case of a Male Kana) forcibly revived and being BrainwashedAndCrazy. The [[AscendedExtra children characters]] realize that the only way to return them to normal is to ''kill'' them. (Though after that's all said and done, the kids are sent back to their now healed worlds, where the parents are back to normal and alive).]]

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the ''Heirs of Fates'' DLC offers a rather cruel twist... [[spoiler: since not only it starts with the parents already dead, but finishes with the fathers (or mother, in the case of a Male Kana) forcibly revived by the BigBad and being BrainwashedAndCrazy. The [[AscendedExtra children characters]] realize that the only way to return them to normal is to ''kill'' them. (Though after that's all said and done, the kids are sent back to their now healed worlds, where the parents are back to normal and alive).]]



* In the fourth case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', a girl named Ema Skye hires Phoenix and serves as his assistant because her older sister Lana (who is basically [[PromotedToParent her mother]]) is on trial for murder and refusing to deny she did it. [[spoiler:As the trial goes on, it turns out that Lana's in even worse trouble than initially suspected. She's been blackmailed by her boss, Damon Gant, for the past few years, which resulted in her taking on a cold, distant and standoffish demeanor in an attempt to cope. (And one of the blackmailing matters is how, if Lana doesn't do stuff like Gant says, ''Ema will be accused of murder instead''.)]]

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* In the fourth case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', a girl named Ema Skye hires Phoenix and serves as his assistant because her older sister Lana (who is basically [[PromotedToParent her mother]]) is on trial for murder and refusing to deny she did it. [[spoiler:As the trial goes on, it turns out that Lana's in even worse trouble than initially suspected. She's been blackmailed by her boss, Damon Gant, for the past few years, which resulted in her taking on a cold, distant and standoffish demeanor in an attempt to cope. (And And one of the blackmailing matters is how, if Lana doesn't do stuff like Gant says, ''Ema will be accused of murder instead''.)]]]]


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* ''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion'' has [[LowableCoward Lambert]], who [[CowardlyLion snaps into action]] when [[ObliviousAdoption his sheep mother]] is attacked by a wolf.
19th Dec '16 7:37:48 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Film/ManOfSteel'': General Zod makes the rather boneheaded decision to threaten Martha Kent. {{Franchise/Superman}} is pissed.

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* ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse''
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''Film/ManOfSteel'': General Zod makes the rather boneheaded decision to threaten Martha Kent. {{Franchise/Superman}} is pissed.


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** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': Lex Luthor has Martha Kent taken hostage so he can coerce Superman into fighting Batman. Batman rescues her, taking down at least a dozen armed mercs in the process.
19th Dec '16 1:17:52 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'' In episode 25, Bu-Bums parents, while on their way to finally meet up with him, are arrested by the Germans and put on a train that will transport them to a labor camp outside Italy, suddenly turning Bu-Bumís quest to find them into a rescue mission. This leads straight to TheClimax of the series, where Bu-Bum and his friends have to pull off a TrainEscape to rescue them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'' ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'' In episode 25, Bu-Bums Boo-Booms parents, while on their way to finally meet up with him, are arrested by the Germans and put on a train that will transport them to a labor camp outside Italy, suddenly turning Bu-Bumís Boo-Boomís quest to find them into a rescue mission. This leads straight to TheClimax of the series, where Bu-Bum Boo-Boom and his friends have to pull off a TrainEscape to rescue them.
3rd Dec '16 7:24:43 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'' In episode 25, Bu-Bums parents, while on their way to finally meet up with him, are arrested by the Germans and put on a train that will transport them to a labor camp outside Italy, suddenly turning Bu-Bumís quest to find them into a rescue mission. This leads straight to TheClimax of the series, where Bu-Bum and his friends have to pull off a TrainEscape to rescue them.
3rd Nov '16 12:45:42 PM Iris
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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians:'' The whole plot is kicked off because Hades kidnaps Percy's mother as leverage during an early-on battle in the first book. [[GoodIsNotSoft Percy]] [[FriendlessBackground is not]] [[MommasBoy happy.]] He wastes no time readying himself to ''storm the Underworld'' to get her back.
--->A strange fire burned in my stomach. The weirdest thing was: it wasn't fear. It was anticipation. The
--->desire for revenge. Hades had tried to kill me three times so far, with the Fury, the Minotaur, and the
--->hellhound. It was his fault my mother had disappeared in a flash of light. Now he was trying to frame me
--->and my dad for a theft we hadn't committed.
--->I was ready to take him on.
--->Besides, if my mother was in the Underworld ...
--->Whoa, boy, said the small part of my brain that was still sane. You're a kid. Hades is a god
25th Oct '16 11:36:38 PM JoeMerl
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* ''AWrinkleInTime''. Meg and Charles Wallace Murray go up against an interstellar Cthulhu-level evil to save their father.

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* ''AWrinkleInTime''. The first half is about Meg and Charles Wallace Murray go going up against an interstellar Cthulhu-level evil to save their father.father. (The second half is Meg and her father trying to save Charles Wallace from its MindControl.)


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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' does this a couple of times. For most of the series, it's Marco's main plotline: he [[LukeIAmYourFather discovers]] that his [[DeathFakedForYou supposedly-dead]] mom is actually the host body of [[BiggerBad Visser One]], and sticks with the group in the hope of one day saving her. In book #45, he also has to protect his father, whose scientific discovery threatens the Yeerks' plans. [[spoiler:He saves his mom in the same book]].
** One book has Jake having to protect his father from his Controller brother, whose [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerk]] is determined to kill him.
** Book #48 is a WhamEpisode where the Animorphs realize that the Yeerks have begun to discover their identities, and have to finally [[WelcomeToTheMasquerade reveal the truth]] to their parents and evacuate them to the Hork-Bajir colony for their own safety. Jake's parents, however, are infested before they can save them. Meanwhile, Tobias has finally found his MissingMom and has to struggle with how to save her too.
13th Oct '16 11:08:43 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* Will Stronghold in ''Film/SkyHigh''.

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%%* Will Stronghold in ''Film/SkyHigh''.''Film/SkyHigh2005''.
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