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23rd Jun '16 2:37:54 AM gewunomox
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* "Someday Never Comes" by CreedenceClearwaterRevival, which not only invokes this trope with both the father's life and death, but states that the son ends up just like his father with the implication that '''his''' son will be the same way when he gets older.

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* "Someday Never Comes" by CreedenceClearwaterRevival, Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, which not only invokes this trope with both the father's life and death, but states that the son ends up just like his father with the implication that '''his''' son will be the same way when he gets older.
26th May '16 8:16:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Sonomi Daidouji, Tomoyo's mother. Like Dr. Mizuno, Sonomi's always very busy with her business and barely has time to see Tomoyo, but is genuinely affectionate to her and her friends when she ''is'' around. [[spoiler: Specially seen in the episode where Tomoyo temporarily becomes a CuteMute due to a Clow Card stealing her voice]].

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* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'':
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Sonomi Daidouji, Tomoyo's mother. Like Dr. Mizuno, Sonomi's always very busy with her business and barely has time to see Tomoyo, but is genuinely affectionate to her and her friends when she ''is'' around. [[spoiler: Specially seen in the episode where Tomoyo temporarily becomes a CuteMute due to a Clow Card stealing her voice]].



* ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle'': Miria has parents who're famous in the music business, and so they spend the majority of time away from home, making Miria feel lonely. It was during one of these periods of angst that she met her Jewelpets.

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* ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle'': ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle'':
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Miria has parents who're famous in the music business, and so they spend the majority of time away from home, making Miria feel lonely. It was during one of these periods of angst that she met her Jewelpets.



* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Ami's mom is a workaholic doctor, but also a pretty good person who had to raise her daughter almost on her own after her divorce. She even laments in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] that she would really love to spend more time with her kid, but she cannot. This is to the point where she doesn't show up at all in TheNineties anime. Likewise her DisappearedDad is a travelling artist (seemingly a wildlife painter) who communicates to her via letters and paintings but almost never actually shows up.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
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Ami's mom is a workaholic doctor, but also a pretty good person who had to raise her daughter almost on her own after her divorce. She even laments in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] that she would really love to spend more time with her kid, but she cannot. This is to the point where she doesn't show up at all in TheNineties anime. Likewise her DisappearedDad is a travelling artist (seemingly a wildlife painter) who communicates to her via letters and paintings but almost never actually shows up.


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* An episode of ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' reveals that the AlphaBitch Miyuki who frequently bullies Ririka has [[LonelyRichKid issues]] because her father is always at work and doesn't spend time with her. She [[ParentalSubstitute becomes friends]] with Ririka's father however doesn't learn until the end who he is.
8th May '16 3:35:53 PM sorako
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Basically, this is a story about parents who do honestly love their kids, but are workaholics who yammer away in a cellphone constantly and [[DaddyDidntShow don't show up to their kid's science fair or soccer game or spelling bee]]. The child will feel the pain and misery of your (often ridiculously benign) neglect as he looks in the audience and sees you aren't there. It usually develops into AnAesop about not busting your hump for the boss man and instead spending time with your family, frequently by CuttingTheElectronicLeash.

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Basically, this is a story about parents who do honestly love their kids, but are workaholics {{Workaholic}}s who yammer away in a cellphone constantly and [[DaddyDidntShow don't show up to their kid's science fair or soccer game or spelling bee]]. The child will feel the pain and misery of your (often ridiculously benign) neglect as he looks in the audience and sees you aren't there. It usually develops into AnAesop about not busting your hump for the boss man and instead spending time with your family, frequently by CuttingTheElectronicLeash.
4th May '16 11:46:02 PM Jokubas
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* This idea kicks off the story in ''Anime/OblivionIslandHarukaAndTheMagicMirror'', exaggerated by the fact that the main character's mother died when she was young, so she feels especially abandoned by her remaining parent. In the end, the magic mirror projects her childhood and reveals that [[spoiler:her father was more openly affectionate and around her more, so it's ''the child'' that ultimately comes to realize that the father's workaholic tendencies are out of love and are necessary to support her, and she learns to accept it and to start loving him just the way he is]].

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* This idea kicks off the story in ''Anime/OblivionIslandHarukaAndTheMagicMirror'', exaggerated by the fact that the main character's mother died when she was young, so she feels especially abandoned by her remaining parent. In the end, the magic mirror projects her childhood and reveals that [[spoiler:her father was more openly affectionate and around her more, so it's ''the child'' that leading to a twist on this trope of the child ultimately comes coming to realize that the father's workaholic tendencies are out of love and are necessary to support her, and she learns to accept it and to start loving him just the way he is]].
4th May '16 11:44:16 PM Jokubas
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* This idea kicks off the story in ''Anime/OblivionIslandHarukaAndTheMagicMirror'', exaggerated by the fact that the main character's mother died when she was young, so she feels especially abandoned by her remaining parent. In the end, the magic mirror projects her childhood and reveals that [[spoiler:her father was more openly affectionate, and it's the ''daughter'' that comes to realize that the father's workaholic tendencies are out of love and necessary to support her, and she learns to accept it and to start loving ''him'' again]].

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* This idea kicks off the story in ''Anime/OblivionIslandHarukaAndTheMagicMirror'', exaggerated by the fact that the main character's mother died when she was young, so she feels especially abandoned by her remaining parent. In the end, the magic mirror projects her childhood and reveals that [[spoiler:her father was more openly affectionate, affectionate and around her more, so it's the ''daughter'' ''the child'' that ultimately comes to realize that the father's workaholic tendencies are out of love and are necessary to support her, and she learns to accept it and to start loving ''him'' again]].him just the way he is]].
4th May '16 11:40:47 PM Jokubas
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* This idea kicks off the story in ''Anime/OblivionIslandHarukaAndTheMagicMirror'', exaggerated by the fact that the main character's mother died when she was young, so she feels especially abandoned by her remaining parent. In the end, the magic mirror projects her childhood and reveals that [[spoiler:her father was more openly affectionate, and it's the ''daughter'' that comes to realize that the father's workaholic tendencies are out of love and necessary to support her, and she learns to accept it and to start loving ''him'' again]].
23rd Apr '16 7:18:47 PM HeroGal2347
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I missed the father-daugher dance\\

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I missed the father-daugher father-daughter dance\\


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* {{Parodied|Trope}} in Tim Hawkins' piece "Short Songs", where one of the songs he abbreviates seems to be "Cat in a Cradle": "My son got mad 'cause I worked all the time; he grew up to be a jerk, just like me!"
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9th Apr '16 7:46:48 PM SirVancelot131
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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has Zack's father portrayed as this, being away on business and on his phone all the time, which becomes a plot point in one of the few episodes with him in it.
17th Feb '16 1:44:05 PM thatother1dude
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* The BirthdayEpisode "Blendin's Game" of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has Dipper and Mabel TimeTravel back ten years ago to see why Soos [[BirthdayHater dislikes his birthday]]. It turns out that this is [[FreudianExcuse because his father was too busy to visit any of his birthdays, and realized that day that his father would not come back to celebrate them]]. The episode ends with [[spoiler:Dipper and Mabel managing to get Soos a time wish. Expecting that Soos would use it to have his father back for the celebration, Soos then realizes his father would not even care about it. Because of that, Soos wishes for an endless pizza slice instead.]]
8th Jan '16 9:04:30 PM BURGINABC
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* Both ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'' and ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' have your father in such a situation, contactable only by phone; exaggerated in ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', where in the cast roll in the credits your father ''is'' a phone. ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' sort of does it, [[{{Dissimile}} the same way death is sort of sleeping]].

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* Both ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'' and ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' have your the protagonist's father in such a situation, contactable only by phone; exaggerated in ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', where in the cast roll in the credits your father ''is'' a phone. ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' sort of also does it, [[{{Dissimile}} in a different way: for much of the same way death is sort game, Lucas' father spends most of sleeping]].his time up in the mountains searching for his other son that had went missing, leaving Lucas home alone.
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