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19th Dec '16 10:29:20 AM TheHunterPersian
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* In ''VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'', the main human character, Kharg, has asked repeatedly about his father, Windalf, to his mother, Nafia. The reason she doesn't tell him is because his father is a Drakyr, one of the many Deimos races of the game, which would make Kharg himself a human-Deimos hybrid. He only finds out after [[spoiler: her death]], albeit refusing to believe it until he [[spoiler: grows Drakyr wings in front of the people of Yewbell]].



* In ''VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'', the main human character, Kharg, has asked repeatedly about his father, Windalf, to his mother, Nafia. The reason she doesn't tell him is because his father is a Drakyr, one of the many Deimos races of the game, which would make Kharg himself a human-Deimos hybrid. He only finds out after [[spoiler: her death]], albeit refusing to believe it until he [[spoiler: grows Drakyr wings in front of the people of Yewbell]].

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* In ''VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'', the main human character, Kharg, has asked repeatedly about his father, Windalf, to his mother, Nafia. The reason she doesn't tell him is because his father is a Drakyr, one of the many Deimos races of the game, which would make Kharg himself a human-Deimos hybrid. He only finds out after [[spoiler: her death]], albeit refusing to believe it until he [[spoiler: grows Drakyr wings in front of the people of Yewbell]].
19th Dec '16 10:26:22 AM TheHunterPersian
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* In ''VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'', the main human character, Kharg, has asked repeatedly about his father, Windalf, to his mother, Nafia. The reason she doesn't tell him is because his father is a Drakyr, one of the many Deimos races of the game, which would make Kharg himself a human-Deimos hybrid. He only finds out after [[spoiler: her death]], albeit refusing to believe it until he [[spoiler: grows Drakyr wings in front of the people of Yewbell]].
20th Nov '16 10:37:32 PM leraluna
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* Gender-inverted in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Jon Snow grew up motherless, not even knowing her name. Ned Stark told him before parting ways that the next time they'll see each other he'll tell him about his father. [[spoiler: As the end of Season 6 turns out Jon should have rather asked about ''his father'' indeed, as Ned isn't his biological father, but [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo rather his uncle]].]]

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* Gender-inverted in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Jon Snow grew up motherless, not even knowing her name. Ned Stark told him before parting ways that the next time they'll see each other he'll tell him about his father.mother. [[spoiler: As the end of Season 6 turns out Jon should have rather asked about ''his father'' indeed, as Ned isn't his biological father, but [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo rather his uncle]].]]
22nd Oct '16 8:36:27 AM leraluna
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* Gender-inverted in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Jon Snow grew up motherless, not even knowing her name. Ned Stark told him before parting ways that the next time they'll see each other he'll tell him about his father. [[spoiler: As the end of Season 6 turns out Jon should have rather asked about ''his father'' indeed, as Ned isn't his biological father, but [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo rather his uncle]].]]
7th Oct '16 12:11:46 AM Tron80
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* In an issue of ''[[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Uncanny X-Men]]'', ComicBook/{{Cable}} invokes this trope by name when he asks Cyclops (his father) to tell him about his mother, Madelyne Pryor (presumably the woman she was before she became [[OmnicidalManiac The Goblin Queen]]). This scene is given an odd dissonance, given that thanks to time travel Cable is old enough to be Cyclops' father.

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* In an issue of ''[[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Uncanny X-Men]]'', ComicBook/{{Cable}} invokes this trope by name when he asks Cyclops Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} (his father) to tell him about his mother, Madelyne Pryor (presumably the woman she was before she became [[OmnicidalManiac The Goblin Queen]]). This scene is given an odd dissonance, given that thanks to time travel Cable is old enough to be Cyclops' father.



* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has Clark asking The Fortress AI (a recording of Dear Old Dad), Brainiac, Raya, and {{Supergirl}} about his parents, but mainly Jor-El. He also gets to interact with a simulation of his mom Lara (played by Helen Slater, who played Supergirl in the 1984 film ''Supergirl'').

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has Clark asking The Fortress AI (a recording of Dear Old Dad), Brainiac, Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}, Raya, and {{Supergirl}} Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} about his parents, but mainly Jor-El. He also gets to interact with a simulation of his mom Lara (played by Helen Slater, who played Supergirl in the 1984 film ''Supergirl'').''Film/{{Supergirl}}'').
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.
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