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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.]]
20th Jan '16 11:45:56 AM Earriorwatcher
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: The Burning Crusade'', we have Arator the Redeemer, the son of Alleria Windrunner and Turalyon. As an infant, Arator was separated from his parents after they left him on Azeroth to go fight a war on Draenor. Unfortunately, Alleria and Turalyon got trapped on the planet when the Dark Portal blew up. Twenty years later, the Dark Portal has reopened, and Arator has come to Outland (formerly known as Draenor) hoping to reunite with his parents (or more specifically, his father). As Arator never knew his father, he asks several of the veteran members of Alliance Expedition about Turalyon, including Turalyon's second, Danath Trollbane, for information and leads on Turalyon's current location. Several people then gave their opinion on how great a guy Turalyon was, but sadly, he has been MIA for 15 years. Arator is convinced Turalyon is alive, because he has the same vision of his father every time he sleeps, and vows to search for him. Unfortunately, [[AbortedArc Blizzard chose to abruptly end the storyline here]].

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: The Burning Crusade'', we have Arator the Redeemer, the son of Alleria Windrunner and Turalyon. As an infant, Arator was separated from his parents after they left him on Azeroth to go fight a war on Draenor. Unfortunately, Alleria and Turalyon got trapped on the planet when the Dark Portal blew up. Twenty years later, the Dark Portal has reopened, and Arator has come to Outland (formerly known as Draenor) hoping to reunite with his parents (or more specifically, his father). As Arator never knew his father, he asks several of the veteran members of Alliance Expedition about Turalyon, including Turalyon's second, Danath Trollbane, for information and leads on Turalyon's current location. Several people then gave their opinion on how great a guy Turalyon was, but sadly, he has been MIA for 15 years. Arator is convinced Turalyon is alive, because he has the same vision of his father every time he sleeps, and vows to search for him. Unfortunately, [[AbortedArc [[PutOnABus The story seemed to end for eight years]], but then Blizzard chose revealed that [[ArcherArchetype Marksmanship Hunters]] would be able to abruptly end track down Alleria and Turalyon, and in the storyline here]].same expansion Arator himself becomes a more important character.
13th Jan '16 5:40:57 AM Morgenthaler
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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 questions." After learning the truth, he never directly asked but got good reports from his teachers and elders. The only dissenting voice was his [[BadTeacher 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 questions." After learning the truth, he never directly asked but got good reports from his teachers and elders. The only dissenting voice was his [[BadTeacher [[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.
28th Dec '15 11:59:25 AM Anddrix
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* ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' has an entire plot arc based around this trope where their SixthRanger Victor Mancha attempts to find out the identity of his super villian father at first it appears to be [[spoiler:DoctorDoom]] but then it turns out to be [[spoiler:Ultron]] yes, that's right [[spoiler: [[RuleOfCool Technically he is an android made from Ultrons programming and his human mother's DNA.]] ]]

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* ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' has an entire plot arc based around this trope where their SixthRanger Victor Mancha attempts to find out the identity of his super villian father at first it appears to be [[spoiler:DoctorDoom]] [[spoiler:Doctor Doom]] but then it turns out to be [[spoiler:Ultron]] yes, that's right [[spoiler: [[RuleOfCool Technically he is an android made from Ultrons programming and his human mother's DNA.]] ]]
2nd Dec '15 11:43:54 PM MachRider1985
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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': In chapter 4 [[TheHero Shinji]] mentions [[LoveInterest Asuka]] that he has asked his father about [[MissingMom his mother]], but Gendo does not talk about her.

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* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': After kissing for first time Shinji and Asuka open up and argue that nobody ever talked to them about their deceased mothers, not matter how many times they asked.
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': In chapter 4 [[TheHero Shinji]] Shinji mentions [[LoveInterest Asuka]] Asuka that he has asked his father about [[MissingMom his mother]], but Gendo does not talk about her.
11th Nov '15 7:40:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Hare pulls this in ''[[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Hare+Guu]]'' with his mother, Weda. He asks her about his father. [[spoiler:She tells him pretty blankly that it's Dr. Clive, the doctor who's just come to work in the village. Since Dr. Clive is a ChivalrousPervert without the chivalry, Hare is ''not'' pleased.]]

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* Hare pulls this in ''[[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu ''[[Anime/HareGuu Hare+Guu]]'' with his mother, Weda. He asks her about his father. [[spoiler:She tells him pretty blankly that it's Dr. Clive, the doctor who's just come to work in the village. Since Dr. Clive is a ChivalrousPervert without the chivalry, Hare is ''not'' pleased.]]
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