History Main / WorldOfNoGrandparents

14th May '18 4:32:39 PM darkemyst
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*** When Tim Drake's father died... well, you can see the pattern here. Since the Drakes were apparently almost as well known a family as the Waynes, this adds an extra notch of "Huh?" to the whole thing.

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*** When [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim Drake's Drake's]] father died... well, you can see the pattern here. Since the Drakes were apparently almost as well known a family as the Waynes, this adds an extra notch of "Huh?" to the whole thing. Tim even got away with making up an uncle and paying an actor to play the part right after his father's death in order to avoid being adopted by Bruce when Dick uncharacteristically made it clear he was upset Bruce had offered to adopt Tim. Then the actor and Tim's step-mother were presumably killed when Bludhaven was destroyed and Bruce adopted him anyway.
9th May '18 6:36:27 PM Idlewilds
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** Semi-canon supplementary ''Disney/TheLionKing'' materials introduced Mufasa and Scar's parents, Ahadi and Uru, but come the time of the film and neither are present. Prides seem to work more like human monarchy's than realistic lion prides, so it's implied they're deceased. This extends to ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' (and subsequently ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'') as Sarabi is mysteriously not present in the film, however this was due to her voice actress dying and the writers not wanting to [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim kill her off]], give her [[TheOtherDarrin a new actress]], or have her in a non-speaking cameo. Kiara's maternal grandmother Sarafina is also mysteriously absent from the film and series.

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** Semi-canon supplementary ''Disney/TheLionKing'' materials introduced Mufasa and Scar's parents, Ahadi and Uru, but come the time of the film and neither are present. Prides seem to work more like human monarchy's monarchies than realistic lion prides, so it's implied they're deceased. This extends to ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' (and subsequently ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'') as Sarabi is mysteriously not present in the film, however this was due to her voice actress dying and the writers not wanting to [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim kill her off]], give her [[TheOtherDarrin a new actress]], or have her in a non-speaking cameo. Kiara's maternal grandmother Sarafina is also mysteriously absent from the film and series.
3rd Apr '18 3:05:06 PM f
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* In the ''VideoGame/Persona'' games, the only grandparents of the main cast known to still be alive are Rise's grandmother and Naoto's paternal grandfather; while the only one known to be dead is Mitsuru's paternal grandfather. However, Akihiko, Shinjiro, Ken, Yusuke, Makoto, and Futaba can all be assumed to have no living grandparents based on their living arrangements (The first two grew up in an orphanage and were supported by the school via the Kirijo family once they developed their Personas, Ken also lives at the school full time after the death of his mother but is supported by a distant cousin, Yusuke and Futaba were raised by friends of their mothers, and Makoto by her older sister); while Yukiko (Since her mother runs the family business with no mention of her own parents) and the Persona 4 protagonist's (Since his cousin Nanako has basically had to live alone since the death of her mother) maternal grandparents are probably deceased as well.

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* In the ''VideoGame/Persona'' ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'' games, the only grandparents of the main cast known to still be alive are Rise's grandmother and Naoto's paternal grandfather; while the only one known to be dead is Mitsuru's paternal grandfather. However, Akihiko, Shinjiro, Ken, Yusuke, Makoto, and Futaba can all be assumed to have no living grandparents based on their living arrangements (The first two grew up in an orphanage and were supported by the school via the Kirijo family once they developed their Personas, Ken also lives at the school full time after the death of his mother but is supported by a distant cousin, Yusuke and Futaba were raised by friends of their mothers, and Makoto by her older sister); while Yukiko (Since her mother runs the family business with no mention of her own parents) and the Persona 4 protagonist's (Since his cousin Nanako has basically had to live alone since the death of her mother) maternal grandparents are probably deceased as well.
3rd Apr '18 2:27:41 PM f
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*** In addition, the only Targaryen monarch who didn't live to see his grandchildren born was Aegon III, while Jaeherys I, Viserys II, and Aegon V all saw their great-grandchildren born (Although the latter two died when said children were infants). Admittedly; Aenys, Jaeherys II, and Aerys II all died when their grandchildren were very young.


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* In the ''VideoGame/Persona'' games, the only grandparents of the main cast known to still be alive are Rise's grandmother and Naoto's paternal grandfather; while the only one known to be dead is Mitsuru's paternal grandfather. However, Akihiko, Shinjiro, Ken, Yusuke, Makoto, and Futaba can all be assumed to have no living grandparents based on their living arrangements (The first two grew up in an orphanage and were supported by the school via the Kirijo family once they developed their Personas, Ken also lives at the school full time after the death of his mother but is supported by a distant cousin, Yusuke and Futaba were raised by friends of their mothers, and Makoto by her older sister); while Yukiko (Since her mother runs the family business with no mention of her own parents) and the Persona 4 protagonist's (Since his cousin Nanako has basically had to live alone since the death of her mother) maternal grandparents are probably deceased as well.
29th Jan '18 8:09:00 PM GothicNarcissus
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** Averted by the Tyrells: while Lord Mace's father is dead, his mother, Lady Olenna, is very much alive, [[ScrewPolitenessImaSenior poking fun]] at her son and grandchildren, [[MagnificentBastard pulling strings at court]], tutoring [[BastardUnderstudy her granddaughter Margaery]] and taking [[NeverMessWithGranny super good care]] of her family's interest and well-being, [[SmallRoleBigImpact no matter what it takes]].
23rd Dec '17 10:28:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Since many ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' origin stories revolve around parents abandoning their mutant children, its assumed that the no one else in the kid's family would want a fish-boy/spiked/avalanche-making teenager. Averted (eventually), at least in one case. After Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}' parents are apparently killed (but actually kidnapped by aliens) he spends years convinced he's an orphan. Eventually it's revealed that his father's parents are still alive (so is his father, but he's busy [[strike:having a mid-life crisis]] being a SpacePirate), and they become a significant part of his life.

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** Since many ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' origin stories revolve around parents abandoning their mutant children, its assumed that the no one else in the kid's family would want a fish-boy/spiked/avalanche-making teenager. Averted (eventually), at least in one case. After Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}' parents are apparently killed (but actually kidnapped by aliens) he spends years convinced he's an orphan. Eventually it's revealed that his father's parents are still alive (so is his father, but he's busy [[strike:having a mid-life crisis]] being a SpacePirate), and they become a significant part of his life.
4th Dec '17 7:32:42 PM f
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** Massively averted by the Freys: Lord Walder Frey has a veritable army of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and bastards, grandbastards, and great-grandbastards. He's north of ninety and not looking likely to kick off any time soon.

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** Massively averted by the Freys: Lord Walder Frey has a veritable army of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even two great-great-granddaughters; along with bastards, grandbastards, and great-grandbastards. He's north of ninety and not looking likely to kick off any time soon.
30th Nov '17 3:35:22 AM TroperNo9001
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* Literature/HarryPotter was born when his parents were 20 and shortly afterwards was left with only one surviving family member in his Aunt Petunia. Apparently all four of his grandparents had died, and WordOfGod was that James' parents specifically were quite old when they had him, and get brief mention as Sirius refers to James' parents taking him in when he ran away, and we get about a sentence mention of Lily's parents reaction to Platform Nine and Three Quarters.

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* Literature/HarryPotter was born when his parents were 20 and shortly afterwards was left with only one surviving family member in his Aunt Petunia. Apparently all four of his grandparents had died, and WordOfGod was that James' parents specifically were quite old when they had him, and get brief mention as Sirius refers to James' parents taking him in when he ran away, and we get about a sentence mention of Lily's parents parents' reaction to Platform Nine and Three Quarters.



** Its been confirmed on Pottermore that Remus' mother Hope died sometime before Voldemort attacked the Potters. No confirmation on his father Lyall though.

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** Its It's been confirmed on Pottermore that Remus' mother Hope died sometime before Voldemort attacked the Potters. No confirmation on his father Lyall though.
3rd Nov '17 10:29:17 AM nighttrainfm
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** Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne, orphaned at age 8. Despite being the heir of one of the oldest and most prominent families in Gotham (and possibly America), he is raised by his ''butler''. ''Possibly'' justified by the fact that Alfred was more or less considered family. In Golden and Silver Age comics, Bruce was raised by a relative, his uncle Philip Wayne; Alfred only raised him in modern comics.
*** Some other Waynes have appeared over the years including, believe it or not, Bruce's ''older brother''. Where has he been all these years? In a coma, apparently. The ghost hero Deadman actually took over his body for a while. He doesn't seem to exist ComicBook/PostCrisis, however. Also, Owlman, Batman's EvilCounterpart from a parallel universe, was Bruce's older brother rather than al alternate version of him.
*** [[spoiler:Owlman is canon again as of the Comicbook/New52]].

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Bruce Wayne, orphaned at age 8. Despite being the heir of one of the oldest and most prominent families in Gotham (and possibly America), he is raised by his ''butler''. ''Possibly'' justified by the fact that Alfred was more or less considered family. In Golden and Silver Age comics, Bruce was raised by a relative, his uncle Philip Wayne; Alfred only raised him in modern comics.
*** Some other Waynes have appeared over the years including, believe it or not, Bruce's ''older brother''. Where has he been all these years? In a coma, apparently. The ghost hero Deadman actually took over his body for a while. He doesn't seem to exist ComicBook/PostCrisis, however. Also, Owlman, Batman's EvilCounterpart from a parallel universe, was Bruce's older brother rather than al an alternate version of him.
*** [[spoiler:Owlman is canon again as of the Comicbook/New52]].
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4th Jul '17 11:43:45 AM wuggles
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* Happens for the most part in ''VideoGame/TheSims'' series.
** In the first game, other than Cassandra Goth, none of the premade Sims have grandparents. Technically nobody has any family, since this installment doesn't have family relations.
** The second through fourth games have very few sims with living grandparents. There is an exception in ''The Sims 2'', where the Capp and Monty grandparents are still alive and in fact have outlived several of their children.
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