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10th Jan '18 1:40:00 PM Shadowgazer
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** Albus Dumbledore is an even greater example, according to back story in the final book. His parents died right around the time he graduated from Hogwarts, and despite being a prodigy he was forced to stay home to raise his younger brother Aberforth and sister Ariana. Then, [[PuttingOnTheReich Gellert Grindelwald]] came into the picture...

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** Albus Dumbledore is in a different way an even greater example, according to back story in the final book. His parents died right around the time he graduated from Hogwarts, and despite being a prodigy he was forced to stay home to raise his younger brother Aberforth and sister Ariana. Then, [[PuttingOnTheReich Gellert Grindelwald]] came into the picture...
8th Jan '18 8:23:26 AM Monolaf317
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* The short documentary ''[[HollywoodAutism Autism]] Every Day'', produced by Autism Speaks, has footage of misbehaving autistic children and their parents talking about how terrible their lives are with their autistic children. There is so much said about autistic children making life difficult for the parents that it is hard to come up with a standout quote to put here. One thing especially notable about this piece, though, is the mother who says that she was sitting in a car for 15 minutes and had contemplated driving off a bridge, [[DrivenToSuicide killing herself]] [[OffingTheOffspring and her autistic daughter]], but didn't because she had a non-autistic child, and said it with barely any significant emotion. In the clip you can see her seven-year-old autistic daughter [[RightBehindMe in the background]], and if you pay attention you can see that the girl's movements correspond to the mother's words in such a way that you know she understands what's being said (about as well as any seven-year-old would). Even more notable in that apparently nobody called CPS on her, and she left Autism Speaks after this.
8th Jan '18 8:19:01 AM Monolaf317
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->''"I hate you right back you little shit! You and your mom took my life away from me. I just want it back!"''

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->''"I hate you right back you little shit! You and your mom took my life away from me. me and I just want it back!"''
8th Jan '18 8:17:47 AM Monolaf317
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--> It's not easy you know, pushing another female out of your body, a younger, more perfect version of yourself with every option and no mistakes.

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--> It's -->"It's not easy you know, pushing another female out of your body, a younger, more perfect version of yourself with every option and no mistakes."
31st Dec '17 11:16:35 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* In ''Manga/ADevilAndHerLoveSong'', Maria believes her mother hated and committed suicide because of her, due to a childhood memory of her mother yelling that she had no friends because of Maria. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that this was not true, as proven when Maria's father recites letters her mother wrote, lovingly detailing Maria's childhood.]]
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' has several examples.
** [[spoiler:Akito's mother]] only sees her daughter as competition for her husband's affections, to the point where she [[spoiler:demands Akito be raised as a boy.]]
** Kyo is hated by his father for driving his mother to suicide as a child. [[spoiler:It's later implied that it was the father's emotional abuse that actually caused the suicide.]]
** When Tohru briefly lives with her paternal aunt, uncle, and cousin, her aunt and uncle reveal they hired a private detective to watch her before she moved in, just because they didn't want any improper behavior she might have engaged in to reflect badly on them (in the process accusing Tohru's beloved mother of being nothing but a criminal, despite spending most of her life as a devoted parent). When they start throwing around suggestive comments about Tohru living with three unmarried men, even [[NiceGirl Tohru]] seems ready to lose her temper with them.
** Kyoko's father resented his daughter for her delinquent lifestyle, which eventually lead to him disowning her. He's called out on this by Katsuya, who points out that one shouldn't drop parenthood the moment it becomes inconvenient. Inverted when Kyoko gets pregnant and fears that her child may end up so miserable that it would resent ''her''.
* In ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'', one chapter ends with Count D having a harassed mother go to the back of his shop for a new pet. [[spoiler:Instead she finds a vision of her own mother, who quickly begins beating her and screaming how it was her daughter's fault she could never bring men home, as none of them wanted to raise someone else's child.]]
-->Not one day goes by when I didn't wish I had the abortion! [[OffingTheOffspring Well, better late than never!]]


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* In the film adaptation of ''Literature/BeautifulCreatures'', when Lena asks her mother if she ever loved her, her mother first says she can't remember, then insists that no mother ''really'' ever loves their daughter.
--> It's not easy you know, pushing another female out of your body, a younger, more perfect version of yourself with every option and no mistakes.


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* In ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Trials and Tribulations]]'', [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne]] suggests this was the case with her father, saying that it was easy to convince him to get rid of one of his three daughters because fewer children meant more money. Given [[TheSociopath her character]], it's unclear how accurate this is.
23rd Nov '17 7:35:01 AM Monolaf317
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* Lady Carmosa in {{VisualNovel/Cinders}} acts like this to her step daughter to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the choices of the player.

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* Lady Carmosa in {{VisualNovel/Cinders}} ''{{VisualNovel/Cinders}}'' acts like this to her step daughter to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the choices of the player.
22nd Nov '17 11:27:08 AM Monolaf317
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You might be a decent kid. A [[ChildProdigy prodigy]] even. But that doesn't matter to the one that raised you. You stripped her of her goals in life. Whether or not that belief they hold has any factual basis doesn't matter, for your caregiver has become the Resentful Guardian. They may feel love and protection towards the child but they will have one eye on the past and what they could have been. They'll make attempts to get some of that old life back and it will end up with some neglect of the child.

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You might be a decent kid. A [[ChildProdigy prodigy]] even. But that doesn't matter to the one that raised you. You stripped her of her goals in life. Whether or not that belief they hold has any factual basis doesn't matter, for your caregiver has become the Resentful Guardian. They may feel love and protection towards the child but they will have one eye on the past and what they could have been. They'll make attempts to get some of that old life back and it will end up with some neglect of the child.
child; could lead to a case of IHaveNoSon entirely.
16th Nov '17 3:08:17 PM azul120
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* In ''{{WebComic/Drowtales}}'', Syphile hates that she was saddled with the infant Ariel in order to "prove herself" after earning the ire of her adopted mother Quain'tana for getting [[RedEyesTakeWarning tainted]]. Syphile wasn't up to the task and did the bare minimum to raise Ariel when not being outright abusive to her, to the point that when then-10-years-old Ariel was asked what she wanted most in the world, she unsurprisingly answered "kill Syphile."

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* In ''{{WebComic/Drowtales}}'', ''WebComic/{{Drowtales}}'', Syphile hates that she was saddled with the infant Ariel in order to "prove herself" after earning the ire of her adopted mother Quain'tana for getting [[RedEyesTakeWarning tainted]]. Syphile wasn't up to the task and did the bare minimum to raise Ariel when not being outright abusive to her, to the point that when then-10-years-old Ariel was asked what she wanted most in the world, she unsurprisingly answered "kill Syphile."



** And yet the moment a StrawFeminist mocks her three kids... [[MamaBear cue the catfight.]]

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** And yet the moment a StrawFeminist mocks her three kids... [[MamaBear cue the catfight.]]catfight]].
** Peter himself once confessed he didn't like any of his children.


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* Beth from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' almost ended up having an abortion [[TeenPregnancy when she was pregnant with Summer]]. Even years later both Jerry and Beth openly wondered about what might have been otherwise if they had instead taken a chance at their dreams, leaving poor Summer with an existential crisis. Thankfully, her little brother Morty, who has by now seen his share of messed up stuff, including replacing his now deceased alternate dimensional counterpart in the present universe, [[YouAreNotAlone is there to comfort her]].
17th Oct '17 8:34:32 AM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'''s parents hold this view of their son - his father was the victim of a ShotgunWedding, while his mother hates Bojack for saddling her with his father. However, after reading Bojack's tell-all biography, his mother eventually calls him up to apologize for her treatment of him as well as the fact that he basically inherited his parents' natural affinity for misery. [[spoiler:Furthermore, we find out Beatrice's FreudianExcuse in Season 4.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'''s parents hold this view of their son - his father was the victim of a ShotgunWedding, while his mother hates Bojack for saddling her with his father. However, after reading Bojack's tell-all biography, his mother eventually calls him up to apologize for her treatment of him as well as the fact that he basically inherited his parents' natural affinity for misery. [[spoiler:Furthermore, we find out Beatrice's FreudianExcuse and Butterscotch's {{Freudian Excuse}}s in Season 4.]]
15th Oct '17 8:17:59 PM WillBGood
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' Sigrun is not happy at all when she finds out that the civilian who hid in one of the expedition's food supply crates is going to have to stay with her crew until the end of their mission. When her employer suggests fiding a way to make him useful, her first thought is "[[PlagueZombie Troll]] decoy". She gets better about it within two days, as when a troll actually attacks the non-immune civilian, she shields him with her arm. Being TheImmune makes the bite much less of a life risk for Sigrun, but the resulting wound is still quite nasty. Also, as she is getting the wound treated, she notices that the whole thing being such a close call has caused the TerrifiedOfGerms civilian to think he may have been infected anyway and makes sure to have TheMedic reassure him on the subject.

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* Non-parental example: In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' Sigrun is not happy at all when she finds out that the civilian who hid in one of the expedition's food supply crates is going to have to stay with her crew until the end of their mission. When her employer suggests fiding a way to make him useful, her first thought is "[[PlagueZombie Troll]] decoy". She gets better about it within two days, as when a troll actually attacks the non-immune civilian, she shields him with her arm. Being TheImmune makes the bite much less of a life risk for Sigrun, but the resulting wound is still quite nasty. Also, as she is getting the wound treated, she notices that the whole thing being such a close call has caused the TerrifiedOfGerms civilian to think he may have been infected anyway and makes sure to have TheMedic reassure him on the subject.
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