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14th May '18 4:40:55 PM BrightLight
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'': Another GenderFlipped version. Dewey wants anyone who has the knowledge to tell him about his missing/dead mother.
12th May '18 9:17:38 AM Malady
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* In the [[AlternateUniverse Alternate]] BadFuture in ''DragonBallZ'', Trunks asks Gohan and his mother Bulma about his father, Vegeta. As Trunks is a fairly nice kid growing up in a hellish nightmare world, both of them try to spare his feelings by giving him a rather whitewashed version of the the man who, at one point, was trying to kill everyone on Earth -- Gohan just refers to him as "intense" (which was [[BloodKnight true enough]]) and Bulma tries to play him off as a sort of JerkWithAHeartOfGold, although she does say he's probably in hell. Since he travels back in time, Trunks does eventually get to meet his father, and is rather horrified by Vegeta's callousness (although that doesn't stop him from [[WellDoneSonGuy wanting his dad's approval anyway]]), thinking he'd been lied to. After Vegeta does eventually have a PapaWolf moment with his son, Trunks happily reports back to his mother that she'd been right all along, while Bulma thinks to herself she hadn't really expected Vegeta to go that far.

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* In the [[AlternateUniverse Alternate]] BadFuture in ''DragonBallZ'', ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', Trunks asks Gohan and his mother Bulma about his father, Vegeta. As Trunks is a fairly nice kid growing up in a hellish nightmare world, both of them try to spare his feelings by giving him a rather whitewashed version of the the man who, at one point, was trying to kill everyone on Earth -- Gohan just refers to him as "intense" (which was [[BloodKnight true enough]]) and Bulma tries to play him off as a sort of JerkWithAHeartOfGold, although she does say he's probably in hell. Since he travels back in time, Trunks does eventually get to meet his father, and is rather horrified by Vegeta's callousness (although that doesn't stop him from [[WellDoneSonGuy wanting his dad's approval anyway]]), thinking he'd been lied to. After Vegeta does eventually have a PapaWolf moment with his son, Trunks happily reports back to his mother that she'd been right all along, while Bulma thinks to herself she hadn't really expected Vegeta to go that far.
6th May '18 9:04:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Stranger Things 2'': Played with. Eleven asks Hopper about her birth mother in a flashback.
* ''{{Supernatural}}'' is sometimes shown doing this is in childhood flashbacks. He was only six months old when his mother, Mary, died and has no memories of her. Older brother Dean was only four and has a few more memories, but because of the violent way she died, neither Dean or family patriarch John like to talk about her.

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* ''Stranger Things ''Series/StrangerThings 2'': Played with. Eleven asks Hopper about her birth mother in a flashback.
* ''{{Supernatural}}'' ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is sometimes shown doing this is in childhood flashbacks. He was only six months old when his mother, Mary, died and has no memories of her. Older brother Dean was only four and has a few more memories, but because of the violent way she died, neither Dean or family patriarch John like to talk about her.
3rd May '18 7:44:33 AM Malady
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* In KenFollet's ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' the character Jack asked about the demise of his father Jack Shareburg.
* Pretty thoroughly [[AvertedTrope averted]] in ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''. Lord Jaxom's mother died in childbirth, and his father died in a duel minutes later. Jaxom grows up knowing that his father was a cruel, power-mad tyrant.

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* In KenFollet's ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' Creator/KenFollet's ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' the character Jack asked about the demise of his father Jack Shareburg.
* Pretty thoroughly [[AvertedTrope averted]] {{averted|Trope}} in ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''. Lord Jaxom's mother died in childbirth, and his father died in a duel minutes later. Jaxom grows up knowing that his father was a cruel, power-mad tyrant.
2nd May '18 8:49:13 PM nombretomado
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* In the Lindsay Lohan remake of ''Film/TheParentTrap'', Hallie (posing as Annie) asks her mother to tell her about "the F-word" - [[IThoughtItMeant "You know,]] my father."

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* In the Lindsay Lohan remake of ''Film/TheParentTrap'', Hallie (posing as Annie) asks her mother to tell her about "the F-word" - [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant "You know,]] my father."
11th Feb '18 7:40:06 PM AFP
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* ''Literature/OldMansWar'' has a variant: [[spoiler: Lieutenant Jane Sagan]] is revealed to be [[DesignerBabies based off of the genes]] of the protagonist's deceased wife. When they end up working together, she makes a point to quiz him about her progenitor whenever they are in private.
15th Jan '18 12:52:33 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has Clark asking The Fortress AI (a recording of Dear Old Dad), Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}, Raya, and 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 ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'').

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has Clark asking The Fortress AI (a recording of Dear Old Dad), Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}, Raya, and 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, Creator/HelenSlater, who played Supergirl in the 1984 film ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'').
23rd Dec '17 7:31:10 PM pidget_spinner
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* {{Supernatural}}'' is sometimes shown doing this is in childhood flashbacks. He was only six months old when his mother, Mary, died and has no memories of her. Older brother Dean was only four and has a few more memories, but because of the violent way she died, neither Dean or family patriarch John like to talk about her.

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* {{Supernatural}}'' ''{{Supernatural}}'' is sometimes shown doing this is in childhood flashbacks. He was only six months old when his mother, Mary, died and has no memories of her. Older brother Dean was only four and has a few more memories, but because of the violent way she died, neither Dean or family patriarch John like to talk about her.
23rd Dec '17 7:30:32 PM pidget_spinner
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* Sam Winchester in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is sometimes shown doing this is in childhood flashbacks. He was only six months old when his mother, Mary, died and has no memories of her. Older brother Dean was only four and has a few more memories, but because of the violent way she died, neither Dean or family patriarch John like to talk about her.

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* Sam Winchester ''Stranger Things 2'': Played with. Eleven asks Hopper about her birth mother in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' a flashback.
* {{Supernatural}}''
is sometimes shown doing this is in childhood flashbacks. He was only six months old when his mother, Mary, died and has no memories of her. Older brother Dean was only four and has a few more memories, but because of the violent way she died, neither Dean or family patriarch John like to talk about her.
15th Dec '17 11:30:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In an issue of ''[[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Uncanny X-Men]]'', ComicBook/{{Cable}} invokes this trope by name when he asks 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.

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* In an issue of ''[[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} ''[[Comicbook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'', ComicBook/{{Cable}} invokes this trope by name when he asks 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.
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