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5th Nov '17 9:11:17 AM ReaderAt2046
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* An {{Inverted}} example of this trope provides a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for ''[[FanFic/TriptychContinuum A Mark Of Appeal]]''. After Joyous learns that her parents are infected with the same mark-amplifying sickness she suffers from, and that their amplified mark magic has consumed their minds, we get this:
-->'''Joyous:''' It... wasn't them.
-->'''Celestia:'''Joyous? They're your parents. We tracked them. There aren't any other ponies who qualify--
-->'''Joyous:'''-- it's... not what I meant, Princess. I wasn't talking to them. I haven't... I haven't spoken to them for a long time, have I? I was talking to a disease. A disease which doesn't know me, or care about me, and can barely remember me at all. A sickness in two pony bodies. It was the disease which didn't come home when it promised to. Illness never picked me up from school, or took me there on so many new first days. Something which isn't my parents. Which never was.
-->'''Joyous:''' The disease doesn't love me, because it can't. But... if they're cured... then somewhere under the disease... I still have a mom and dam. I always did. They just can't get out...
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15th Sep '17 7:26:12 PM hujwernoo
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' has a relatively realistic version. The detectives encounter a young teen who is all but homeless because her mother is suffering from some kind of mental disorder that causes her to not recognize her daughter ''as'' her daughter. She is able to recognize her daughter's voice and pleads to see her, but upon actually ''seeing'' her, she immediately rejects her as a stranger.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' has a relatively realistic version. The detectives encounter a young teen who is all but homeless because her mother is suffering from some kind of Capgras Syndrome, a mental disorder that causes her to not recognize her daughter ''as'' her daughter. She is able to recognize her daughter's voice and pleads to see her, but upon actually ''seeing'' her, she immediately rejects her as a stranger.
22nd Jul '17 6:55:50 AM StarTropes
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* One of the Franchise/LawAndOrder shows (either the original or [[Series/LawAndOrderSVU SVU]]) has a relatively realistic version. The detectives encounter a young teen who is all but homeless because her mother is suffering from some kind of mental disorder that causes her to not recognize her daughter ''as'' her daughter. She is able to recognize her daughter's voice and pleads to see her, but upon actually ''seeing'' her, she immediately rejects her as a stranger.

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* One of the Franchise/LawAndOrder shows (either the original or [[Series/LawAndOrderSVU SVU]]) ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' has a relatively realistic version. The detectives encounter a young teen who is all but homeless because her mother is suffering from some kind of mental disorder that causes her to not recognize her daughter ''as'' her daughter. She is able to recognize her daughter's voice and pleads to see her, but upon actually ''seeing'' her, she immediately rejects her as a stranger.
27th Jun '17 2:50:50 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'': This is Big Boss's initial reaction to the Snake brothers, who are his clones; in fact, the discovery that Zero and Para-Medic had cloned him in the first place was the final straw that led to him [[DefectorFromDecadence leaving the Patriots for good]]. He eventually comes around, though. [[spoiler:Sadly, by the time he does, only one of the three is still alive. And then Big Boss dies before he can really spend any time with him.]] Still, he always respected Solid Snake as a man and a soldier, and personally mentored him.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'': This is Big Boss's initial reaction to the Snake brothers, who are his clones; in fact, the discovery that Zero and Para-Medic had cloned him in the first place was the final straw that led to him [[DefectorFromDecadence leaving the Patriots for good]]. He eventually comes around, though. [[spoiler:Sadly, by As revealed in the time he does, only one of Truth tapes in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', [[spoiler:he adamantly refuses to acknowledge them as his sons, to the three is still alive. And then Big Boss dies before he can really spend any time with him.]] point of refusing to see Eli[[note]]A young Liquid Snake[[/note]] in Africa]]. Still, he always respected Solid Snake as a man and a soldier, and personally mentored him.
24th Apr '17 5:56:31 PM Katsuhagi
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* ''Webcomic/DestroyerOfLight'': Persephone has an abortion, and the embryo, once outside, turns into a snake. When they catch the snake, it turns into a grapevine. Her reaction? Calling the thing "mommy's boy" - she ''likes'' plants. She's a goddess, so some weirdness was to be expected. [[spoiler: She eventually gets "it" to Zeus, so that he can ... continue the pregnancy, or whatever, and never acknowledges her child, but that's more because she's MaternallyChallenged.]]

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* ''Webcomic/DestroyerOfLight'': Persephone has an abortion, and the embryo, once outside, turns into a snake. When they catch the snake, it turns into a grapevine. Her reaction? Calling the thing "mommy's boy" - she ''likes'' plants. She's a goddess, so some weirdness was to be expected. [[spoiler: She eventually gets "it" to Zeus, so that he can ... continue the pregnancy, or whatever, and never acknowledges her child, even after finding out that he was reborn as Dionysus, but that's more because she's MaternallyChallenged.]]
20th Apr '17 10:39:45 AM CosmicFerret
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* One of the LawAndOrder shows (either the original or [[LawAndOrderSVU SVU]]) has a relatively realistic version. The detectives encounter a young teen who is all but homeless because her mother is suffering from some kind of mental disorder that causes her to not recognize her daughter ''as'' her daughter. She is able to recognize her daughter's voice and pleads to see her, but upon actually ''seeing'' her, she immediately rejects her as a stranger.

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* One of the LawAndOrder Franchise/LawAndOrder shows (either the original or [[LawAndOrderSVU [[Series/LawAndOrderSVU SVU]]) has a relatively realistic version. The detectives encounter a young teen who is all but homeless because her mother is suffering from some kind of mental disorder that causes her to not recognize her daughter ''as'' her daughter. She is able to recognize her daughter's voice and pleads to see her, but upon actually ''seeing'' her, she immediately rejects her as a stranger.
4th Apr '17 10:03:54 AM hullflyer
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* One of the LawAndOrder shows (either the original or [[LawAndOrderSVU SVU]]) has a relatively realistic version. The detectives encounter a young teen who is all but homeless because her mother is suffering from some kind of mental disorder that causes her to not recognize her daughter ''as'' her daughter. She is able to recognize her daughter's voice and pleads to see her, but upon actually ''seeing'' her, she immediately rejects her as a stranger.
12th Mar '17 9:24:38 PM Ambaryerno
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* A downplayed example in ''Film/{{Logan}}'': [[Comicbook/{{X 23}} Laura]] is Logan's daughter, via genetic material salvaged from the Weapon X project, and Logan spends much of the film distancing himself from her. [[spoiler:Upon reaching the other X-23 kids, Logan outright states that he'll be leaving her alone after they cross the border into Canada. He eventually has a [[CharacterDevelopment change of heart]], but not long after he's [[DyingDeclarationOfLove mortally wounded]].]] It's downplayed in that it's not so much because of Laura, as it is Logan's [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies jaded attitude]] when it comes to relationships, and he's pushing her away to protect her.
23rd Feb '17 5:31:15 PM marcoasalazarm
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* The mother in ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' reacts this way to the robotic "child" her husband brings home.

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* The mother in ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' reacts this way to the robotic "child" her husband brings home. Eventually reversed in that she's the only member of the family that doesn't wants to destroy him.
20th Dec '16 7:36:18 PM Gamermaster
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** Averted with [[spoiler:Quint Nakajima]], who took in two combat cyborgs she rescued from an illegal research facility and raised them as her daughters, only to later discover that they had been illegally cloned from her. We never do find out how she felt about having her DNA used for making SuperSoldiers, but she definitely didn't hate her children for it. [[GoodParents Quite the opposite, actually]].

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** Averted with [[spoiler:Quint Nakajima]], Nakajima]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', who took in two combat cyborgs she rescued from an illegal research facility and raised them as her daughters, only to later discover that they had been illegally cloned from her. We never do find out how she felt about having her DNA used for making SuperSoldiers, but she definitely didn't hate her children for it. [[GoodParents Quite the opposite, actually]].
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