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23rd Aug '16 3:29:42 PM BunnyStar
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Oh, and they have a son. When they ''remember'' they have a son, they're {{Doting Parent}}s… it's just that they keep forgetting he exists.

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Oh, and they have a son. 13-year-old son named Charlie. When they ''remember'' they have a son, him, they're {{Doting Parent}}s… it's just that they keep forgetting he exists.
28th Jul '16 9:50:03 AM Willbyr
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* Momomiya Ichigo's parents in ''TokyoMewMew'' are completely wrapped up in each other. Her mother is quick to squeal over whichever boy she's seen her daughter with, and her father is overprotective and goes off on a RantInducingSlight. However, they're shuffled off to ParentalAbandonment-land when she has to save the world, only to come back and punish her for being late to get home. They're seen as good people, they just… don't get it.

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* Momomiya Ichigo's parents in ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' are completely wrapped up in each other. Her mother is quick to squeal over whichever boy she's seen her daughter with, and her father is overprotective and goes off on a RantInducingSlight. However, they're shuffled off to ParentalAbandonment-land when she has to save the world, only to come back and punish her for being late to get home. They're seen as good people, they just… don't get it.



* Natsue from {{Pretear}}, specially in the anime. Though she ''does'' care for her family, she simply doesn't seem to be cut out for motherhood, and at times she and Kaoru are just too wrapped up in each other to notice the problems between Himeno, Mayune and Mawata. [[spoiler: ''Specially'' in the case of Mawata.]]

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* Natsue from {{Pretear}}, ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'', specially in the anime. Though she ''does'' care for her family, she simply doesn't seem to be cut out for motherhood, and at times she and Kaoru are just too wrapped up in each other to notice the problems between Himeno, Mayune and Mawata. [[spoiler: ''Specially'' in the case of Mawata.]]



* In ''OnePiece'', Bellemere is this to her adopted daughters Nojiko and Nami. She tries to care for them, but does not make much money from her tangerines, and occasional immaturity (for example, Nami claiming that Nojiko's not her sister because they're not related is a BerserkButton for her). However, she cares for them more than anything [[spoiler:and when Arlong attacks the island, she pays their fee instead of her own, ''dying for them'']].
* In ''SakiShinohayuDawnOfAge'', Kousuke, Shino's uncle, is this after he takes her in following the disappearance of her mother, who is his sister. He does his best to care for her, but is also busy with his job and searching for his sister. As a result, he makes the mistake of thinking that mahjong does nothing but remind Shino of her MissingMom, and tries to sell it, much to Shino's displeasure. Thankfully, he was unable to sell it due to missing a tile, and after he sees her having fun at a tournament (partly in hopes of getting her mother to find her), he apologizes and returns the set.

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* In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', Bellemere is this to her adopted daughters Nojiko and Nami. She tries to care for them, but does not make much money from her tangerines, and occasional immaturity (for example, Nami claiming that Nojiko's not her sister because they're not related is a BerserkButton for her). However, she cares for them more than anything [[spoiler:and when Arlong attacks the island, she pays their fee instead of her own, ''dying for them'']].
* In ''SakiShinohayuDawnOfAge'', ''Manga/SakiShinohayuDawnOfAge'', Kousuke, Shino's uncle, is this after he takes her in following the disappearance of her mother, who is his sister. He does his best to care for her, but is also busy with his job and searching for his sister. As a result, he makes the mistake of thinking that mahjong does nothing but remind Shino of her MissingMom, and tries to sell it, much to Shino's displeasure. Thankfully, he was unable to sell it due to missing a tile, and after he sees her having fun at a tournament (partly in hopes of getting her mother to find her), he apologizes and returns the set.
28th Jul '16 1:42:17 AM PaulA
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* JudyBlume uses the trope as well.

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* JudyBlume Creator/JudyBlume uses the trope as well.



** Another one from JudyBlume is ''Tiger Eyes'', about a teenaged girl named Davey whose father, a convenience store clerk, was shot during a robbery and, it is eventually revealed, died in her arms. Davey's mother turns into pretty much a space cadet for most of the novel, unable to function, and transplants Davey and her brother Jason to the opposite side of the country. The three live for most of the story with the dad's sister and her husband, who ''try'' to act as substitute parents for the kids, but do so in the most ham-fisted manner possible.

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** Another one from JudyBlume ''Literature/TigerEyes'' is ''Tiger Eyes'', about a teenaged girl named Davey whose father, a convenience store clerk, was shot during a robbery and, it is eventually revealed, died in her arms. Davey's mother turns into pretty much a space cadet for most of the novel, unable to function, and transplants Davey and her brother Jason to the opposite side of the country. The three live for most of the story with the dad's sister and her husband, who ''try'' to act as substitute parents for the kids, but do so in the most ham-fisted manner possible.
26th Jul '16 8:53:58 PM SaraJaye
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* The entire first generation of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. Because birth control was harder to come by in those days, any couple married during the war produced a child or two and in order to protect those children, [[spoiler: their parents had to send them to the Deeprealms. When they eventually reunite with their children, the parents are aware that maybe sending them away wasn't the perfect choice due to some of the kids having abandonment issues or being pissed. The resulting support conversations delve into the troubled relationships and ultimately prove that even if circumstances weren't ideal, the parents do very much care about their children and want to keep them safe above all else. And in the end, the kids do recognize that they're loved even if their parents aren't perfect.]]
* Greil from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' was a loving father who cared not just for his own kids but for [[AFatherToHisMen his entire mercenary company]], but kept a lot of secrets from Ike and Mist. [[spoiler:For example, the fact that he killed their mother in a berserk rage due to the effects of a cursed medallion. Or that Ike had witnessed the entire thing and had the memory magically sealed and repressed.]]
13th Jul '16 10:17:16 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/KobayashiChiNoMaidDragon'': Kobayashi's parents were like this while she was growing up, and she ends up as one when she becomes Kanna's ParentalSubstitute.
-->'''Kobayashi-san:''' Parents day... my parents never came. They were busy with work. It was to support the family, and I understood that.

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* ''Manga/KobayashiChiNoMaidDragon'': ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'': Kobayashi's parents were like this while she was growing up, and she ends up as one when she becomes Kanna's ParentalSubstitute.
-->'''Kobayashi-san:''' -->'''Kobayashi:''' Parents day... my parents never came. They were busy with work. It was to support the family, and I understood that.
13th Jul '16 10:15:09 PM Gamermaster
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** The movie adaptation of the first season shows that Precia was also like this prior to her descent into insanity.

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** The movie adaptation of the first season shows that Precia [[GenerationXerox Precia]] was also like this prior to her descent into insanity.insanity.
* ''Manga/KobayashiChiNoMaidDragon'': Kobayashi's parents were like this while she was growing up, and she ends up as one when she becomes Kanna's ParentalSubstitute.
-->'''Kobayashi-san:''' Parents day... my parents never came. They were busy with work. It was to support the family, and I understood that.
3rd Jul '16 7:01:29 PM BatmanKalEl
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* Ron's parents in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' could be said to fit this trope. His parents--sarticularly his dad--are relatively pleasant people, but show little interest in their son. They barely even include him in decisions they make which affect his life, such as moving to Norway in TheMovie or adopting a second child. The fourth season did, however, see them become a little more involved in his life, such as the episode in which Mr. Stoppable, who is an actuary, helped bring down a villain whose power was his ability to do math.

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* Ron's parents in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' could be said to fit this trope. His parents--sarticularly parents--particularly his dad--are relatively pleasant people, but show little interest in their son. They barely even include him in decisions they make which affect his life, such as moving to Norway in TheMovie or adopting a second child. The fourth season did, however, see them become a little more involved in his life, such as the episode in which Mr. Stoppable, who is an actuary, helped bring down a villain whose power was his ability to do math.
22nd Jun '16 7:21:15 PM nombretomado
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* [[CrusadingWidower Kotetsu]] from ''TigerAndBunny'' is a single father who struggles with the fact that his dream job as a superhero means that he can't really spend much time with his daughter, Kaede, who lives with her grandmother and uncle.

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* [[CrusadingWidower Kotetsu]] from ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is a single father who struggles with the fact that his dream job as a superhero means that he can't really spend much time with his daughter, Kaede, who lives with her grandmother and uncle.
13th Jun '16 3:44:12 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** This is an important part of Fate's characterization from ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' onward. Despite her desire to be the best mother possible for her adopted children, her position as an [[SpacePolice enforcer]] means that she's often away on missions for long stretches of time (which is part of the reason why Erio and Caro never lived with her). Vivio even teases her about it in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]''.
** The movie adaptation of the first season shows that Precia was also like this prior to her descent into insanity.
8th Jun '16 12:54:54 PM BatmanKalEl
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** Averted in the same show by Kim's parents. Her mother is a brain surgeon and her father is a rocket scientist, so it's pretty understandable that they have a lot going on in their lives. Even so, they are genuinely affectionate parents who take great pride in their children and involve themselves in their lives as much as they can.
*** They take Kim's heroics pretty well in stride (admonishing her to be home by dinner when she's stepping out to thwart Dr. Dementor, that sort of thing). They even get in on the day-saving occasionally. Kim's father actually manages to essentially take down Dr. Drakken by ''humiliating him.'' It turns out, much to everyone's surprise, that Kim's archnemesis used to be her father's college roommate. The blue skin is new, but, yup, that's Drew Lipski all right.
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