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12th Aug '16 2:00:48 AM PaulA
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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Vor Game]]'', Emperor Gregor worriedly asks Miles if any of the more horrific stories about his AxeCrazy father are true. All Miles can offer is the faint reassurance that not all of the stories are accurate.
** Later, in ''A Civil Campaign'', it falls on Gregor to tell Nikki Vorsoisson the truth about his father. Although the goal is to counteract some MaliciousSlander about Tien Vorsoisson's suspicious death Gregor also tells him some unpleasant facts about his father straight, perhaps so he will not be blindsided later.

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Vor Game]]'', ''Literature/TheVorGame'', Emperor Gregor worriedly asks Miles if any of the more horrific stories about his AxeCrazy father are true. All Miles can offer is the faint reassurance that not all of the stories are accurate.
** Later, in ''A Civil Campaign'', ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', it falls on Gregor to tell Nikki Vorsoisson the truth about his father. Although the goal is to counteract some MaliciousSlander about Tien Vorsoisson's suspicious death Gregor also tells him some unpleasant facts about his father straight, perhaps so he will not be blindsided later.
31st Jul '16 2:27:01 PM nombretomado
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* When [[DCComics DC]]'s Damage discovered he was the son of the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Justice Society's]] Atom, two members of the Society, with him, talked about finding the others, and every surviving member came with Damage to his parents' grave.

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* When [[DCComics [[Creator/DCComics DC]]'s Damage discovered he was the son of the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Justice Society's]] Atom, two members of the Society, with him, talked about finding the others, and every surviving member came with Damage to his parents' grave.
14th Jun '16 9:48:32 AM Gideoncrawle
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'''Captain Jack Sparrow''': I knew him. Probably one of the few who knew him as William Turner. Everyone else called him Bootstrap or Bootstrap Bill. Good man. Good pirate. I swear, [[YouRemindMeOfX you look just like him]].

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'''Captain Jack Sparrow''': I knew him. Probably one of the few who knew him as William Turner. Everyone else called him Bootstrap or Bootstrap Bill. Good man. Good pirate. I swear, [[YouRemindMeOfX you look just like him]].him.
28th May '16 7:44:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Negi Springfield, titular character of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' sort of counts. He thought his father the [[RedBaron Thousand Master]] really was a man of a thousand powerful spells, when really he only knew five or six and had to look through a cheat sheet of complex incantations (of course his romantisizing son was rightfully disturbed). Despite all that, Nagi ''was'' a talented hand-to-hand fighter and his sheer power could more than accommodate for his lack of spells; for the spells he ''could'' do, they were often over-powered (including basics) or his natural ability made complicated magic a cinch for him. [[WorldsStrongestMan There's a reason they called him an invincible hero]].

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* Negi Springfield, titular character of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' sort of counts. He thought his father the [[RedBaron Thousand Master]] really was a man of a thousand powerful spells, when really he only knew five or six and had to look through a cheat sheet of complex incantations (of course his romantisizing son was rightfully disturbed). Despite all that, Nagi ''was'' a talented hand-to-hand fighter and his sheer power could more than accommodate for his lack of spells; for the spells he ''could'' do, they were often over-powered (including basics) or his natural ability made complicated magic a cinch for him. [[WorldsStrongestMan There's a reason they called him an invincible hero]].
18th May '16 2:13:05 PM nombretomado
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* This happens on ''{{CSI NY}}'' in a gender flip after Reed Garret comes to town looking for his mother, Mac's late wife Claire. At first, he backs off when he finds out she's dead. Mac doesn't push him, but his caring persuasion and wanting to do it for Claire eventually gets Reed to open up and he eventually asks Mac about her.

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* This happens on ''{{CSI NY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' in a gender flip after Reed Garret comes to town looking for his mother, Mac's late wife Claire. At first, he backs off when he finds out she's dead. Mac doesn't push him, but his caring persuasion and wanting to do it for Claire eventually gets Reed to open up and he eventually asks Mac about her.
4th Apr '16 9:01:10 PM FarseerLolotea
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* Ultimately defied in ''Fanfic/BetterOffNotKnowing'': Yes, viewpoint character Hakini ''asked'' about "the people who'd brought her into the world" [[spoiler:(heavily implied to be [[ArcVillain Zaheer]] [[UnholyMatrimony and]] [[TheBrute P'Li]])]] ''once'', but it turns out that said information was deliberately withheld from her [[HappilyAdopted adoptive]] [[GoodParents parents]].

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* Ultimately defied in ''Fanfic/BetterOffNotKnowing'': Yes, viewpoint character Hakini ''asked'' about "the people who'd brought her into the world" [[spoiler:(heavily implied to be [[ArcVillain Zaheer]] [[UnholyMatrimony and]] [[TheBrute P'Li]])]] ''once'', but it turns out that [[LockedOutOfTheLoop said information was deliberately withheld withheld]] from her [[HappilyAdopted adoptive]] [[GoodParents parents]].
13th Mar '16 8:35:25 AM Hanz
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* GenderFlipped on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' where [[KidHero Steven]] often talks to his father and [[ParentalSubstitute Maternal Substitutes]] about his MissingMom, [[PosthumousCharacter Rose Quartz]], who [[OnlyMostlyDead gave up her physical form]] [[DeathByChildbirth when he was born]]. A later episode has Greg tell Steven the story of how he and his mother met, or more specifically the version where he didn't leave out his crappy former manager.

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* GenderFlipped on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' where [[KidHero Steven]] often talks to his father and [[ParentalSubstitute Maternal Substitutes]] about his MissingMom, [[PosthumousCharacter Rose Quartz]], who [[OnlyMostlyDead gave up her physical form]] [[DeathByChildbirth when he was born]]. A later episode has Greg tell Steven the story of how he and his mother met, or more specifically the version where he didn't leave out [[RememberTheNewGuy his crappy former manager.manager]].
24th Feb '16 6:39:06 PM FarseerLolotea
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* Ultimately defied in ''Fanfic/BetterOffNotKnowing'': Yes, viewpoint character Hakini ''asked'' about "the people who'd brought her into the world" [[spoiler:(heavily implied to be [[ArcVillain Zaheer]] [[UnholyMatrimony and]] [[TheBrute P'Li]])]] ''once'', but it turns out that said information was deliberately withheld from her [[HappilyAdopted adoptive parents]].

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* Ultimately defied in ''Fanfic/BetterOffNotKnowing'': Yes, viewpoint character Hakini ''asked'' about "the people who'd brought her into the world" [[spoiler:(heavily implied to be [[ArcVillain Zaheer]] [[UnholyMatrimony and]] [[TheBrute P'Li]])]] ''once'', but it turns out that said information was deliberately withheld from her [[HappilyAdopted adoptive adoptive]] [[GoodParents parents]].
19th Feb '16 2:56:26 PM margdean56
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** Also, though it took two and a half films, Luke develops some curiousity about his mother as well, and asks Leia to tell him about her. Which was turned into a retcon when the prequels came out - DeathByChildbirth took their mother, so the only mother Leia knew was her adoptive mother, Queen Breha Organa.

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** Also, though it took two and a half films, Luke develops some curiousity curiosity about his mother as well, and asks Leia to tell him about her. Which was turned into a retcon when the prequels came out - -- DeathByChildbirth took their mother, so the only mother Leia knew was her adoptive mother, Queen Breha Organa.



** Harry asked the Dursleys about his parents growing up, but they never told him anything except "They died in a car crash and don't asks questions." After learning the truth, he never directly asked but got good reports from his teachers and elders. The only dissenting voice was his [[SadistTeacher cruel bullying]] teacher Snape who he had little reason to believe. Then, in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', Harry experienced one of Snape's memories and then saw for himself that James Potter was kind of a jerk when he was fifteen. This led to him directly questioning Sirius and Lupin, who assured him that James [[FormerTeenRebel deflated his head]] once he grew up.

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** Harry asked the Dursleys about his parents growing up, but they never told him anything except "They died in a car crash and don't asks ask questions." After learning the truth, he never directly asked but got good reports from his teachers and elders. The only dissenting voice was his [[SadistTeacher cruel bullying]] teacher Snape who he had little reason to believe. Then, in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', Harry experienced one of Snape's memories and then saw for himself that James Potter was kind of a jerk when he was fifteen. This led to him directly questioning Sirius and Lupin, who assured him that James [[FormerTeenRebel deflated his head]] once he grew up.



* The character Sophie, in ''Theatre/MammaMia'', doesn't ask her mother about her father, but finds her mother's diary describing 3 possible fathers, leading to the entire plotline.

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* The character Sophie, in ''Theatre/MammaMia'', doesn't ask her mother about her father, but finds her mother's diary describing 3 three possible fathers, leading to the entire plotline.
17th Feb '16 10:57:35 AM FF32
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* Gastro in ''Webcomic/{{Gastrophobia}}''. Usually, his mother evades the question by telling him a story about Zeus descending from Olympus in the form of a handsome animal, but [[spoiler: later it is revealed that she doesn't even know, herself]].

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* Gastro in ''Webcomic/{{Gastrophobia}}''. Usually, his mother evades the question by telling him a story about Zeus descending from Olympus in the form of a handsome animal, but [[spoiler: later it is revealed eventually admits that she herself doesn't even know. [[spoiler: Turns out she really does know, herself]].and it's Lord Nightsorrow.]]
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