History ParentalAbandonment / Comics

19th Feb '16 1:54:19 PM margdean56
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* One doesn't necessarily think of Franchise/{{Batman}} as having ParentalAbandonment issues, mostly because he's not a teen hero and, unlike Spider-Man, never was, but it is worth noting that he his parents were killed right in front of him when he was a child, and thus he was able to spend most of his teen years [[TookALevelInBadass taking about 20 levels in badass]].

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* One doesn't necessarily think of Franchise/{{Batman}} as having ParentalAbandonment issues, mostly because he's not a teen hero and, unlike Spider-Man, never was, but it is worth noting that he his parents were killed right in front of him when he was a child, and thus he was able to spend most of his teen years [[TookALevelInBadass taking about 20 levels in badass]].



* Disney comics has this in tons. Every child of any importance seems to be living with their aunt or uncle. Huey, Dewey and Louie, in particular, whose parents have scarcely been mentioned since Donalds sister dropped them off at his house and drove off with only a note that their father was in the hospital, after the boys put a firecracker under his chair, and asking Donald to take care of them for a bit. That was in 1937. Daisy also has three nieces, Mickey Mouse has two nephews and Goofy has one. WesternAnimation/DuckTales gives us Webby, who lives with her grandmother. In each case, their parents go practically unmentioned, despite Goofy otherwise having a large extended family.

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* Disney comics has this in tons. Every child of any importance seems to be living with their aunt or uncle. Huey, Dewey and Louie, in particular, whose parents have scarcely been mentioned since Donalds Donald's sister dropped them off at his house and drove off with only a note that their father was in the hospital, after the boys put a firecracker under his chair, and asking Donald to take care of them for a bit. That was in 1937. Daisy also has three nieces, Mickey Mouse has two nephews and Goofy has one. WesternAnimation/DuckTales gives us Webby, who lives with her grandmother. In each case, their parents go practically unmentioned, despite Goofy otherwise having a large extended family.
23rd Jan '16 6:26:52 PM nombretomado
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** Applies to the adult members, too. Classic examples include: school founder Professor Xavier (father, mother, and stepfather all died before he was out of his teens), ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} (parents threw him and his little brother out of a burning plane [[HeroicSacrifice with the only parachute]] as young children), and {{Storm}} (grew up a StreetUrchin after a plane crashed atop her family home, killing her parents and [[BuriedAlive burying her alive]]).

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** Applies to the adult members, too. Classic examples include: school founder Professor Xavier (father, mother, and stepfather all died before he was out of his teens), ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} (parents threw him and his little brother out of a burning plane [[HeroicSacrifice with the only parachute]] as young children), and {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} (grew up a StreetUrchin after a plane crashed atop her family home, killing her parents and [[BuriedAlive burying her alive]]).
19th Jan '16 12:51:20 PM margdean56
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** In ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'', the stage musical adaptation and the film musical, where she has Warbucks' secretary Grace acting as a mother figure.

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** In ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'', the stage musical adaptation and the film musical, where she has Warbucks' secretary Grace acting as a mother figure.
2nd Jan '16 1:44:03 PM nombretomado
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* As with the games, there's a noticeable lack of parents in ''SonicTheComic''. Tails is the youngest, at least under fourteen by the final arc, but his parents are never mentioned even when he went to his home zone or when we have flashbacks.

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* As with the games, there's a noticeable lack of parents in ''SonicTheComic''.''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''. Tails is the youngest, at least under fourteen by the final arc, but his parents are never mentioned even when he went to his home zone or when we have flashbacks.
31st Dec '15 5:06:55 PM Blazer
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** The ContinuityReboot universe reset the parental listings for the characters with the Sega-based characters never being mentioned outside of Cream and her mother Vanilla and Sally, Rotor and Antoine having just fathers (though Rotor would rather not deal with his).

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** The ContinuityReboot universe reset the parental listings for the characters with the Sega-based characters never being mentioned outside of Cream and her mother Vanilla and Sally, Rotor and Antoine having just fathers (though Rotor would rather not deal with his).his [[spoiler:Especially since he's an Egg Boss working with Eggman.]]).
21st Nov '15 7:58:02 PM KoopaKid17
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* Iggy in ''ComicStrip/Heathcliff'': He lives with his grandparents and his actual parents are never mentioned.

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* Iggy in ''ComicStrip/Heathcliff'': ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'': He lives with his grandparents and his actual parents are never mentioned.
21st Nov '15 7:57:44 PM KoopaKid17
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* ComicBook/AgeOfBronze: When Helen leaves with Paris, she takes her infant son with her, but leaves her nine-year-old daughter behind. She claims it is to secure Menelaus' claim-by-marriage to the throne; but it does not explain why she does not leave her son instead of her daughter, or leave them both.

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* ComicBook/AgeOfBronze: When Helen leaves with Paris, she takes her infant son with her, but leaves her nine-year-old daughter behind. She claims it is to secure Menelaus' claim-by-marriage to the throne; but it does not explain why she does not leave her son instead of her daughter, or leave them both.both.
* Iggy in ''ComicStrip/Heathcliff'': He lives with his grandparents and his actual parents are never mentioned.
17th Oct '15 9:59:51 PM nombretomado
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** A major element of the PostCrisis RetCon was that Ma and Pa Kent were still alive and well; Jonathan has since died, but Martha is still alive and well.

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** A major element of the PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis RetCon was that Ma and Pa Kent were still alive and well; Jonathan has since died, but Martha is still alive and well.
25th Sep '15 4:56:04 PM nombretomado
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* Dr. Jack Hack of ''[[HackSlash Hack/Slash]]'' left his wife and child due to a combination of gambling debt and [[spoiler: being on the run from government agents because HeKnowsTooMuch]]. His wife, Delilah, turned out be a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] SerialKiller who killed herself upon being discovered by the police, rose from the dead, and had to be re-killed by her own daughter. All this happened before said daughter, Cassandra, turned 16. [[AxCrazy No wonder Cassie is so screwed up]].

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* Dr. Jack Hack of ''[[HackSlash Hack/Slash]]'' ''ComicBook/HackSlash'' left his wife and child due to a combination of gambling debt and [[spoiler: being on the run from government agents because HeKnowsTooMuch]]. His wife, Delilah, turned out be a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] SerialKiller who killed herself upon being discovered by the police, rose from the dead, and had to be re-killed by her own daughter. All this happened before said daughter, Cassandra, turned 16. [[AxCrazy No wonder Cassie is so screwed up]].
24th Sep '15 6:12:36 PM nombretomado
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* GreenArrow's sidekick, Roy Harper/Speedy, was adopted by the Navajo after his forest ranger father died in a fire. He was then raised by a Navajo medicine man until ''he'' died as well. Then he was adopted by Ollie, who was so inattentive he needed [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] to attract his attention to Roy's drug problem, and reacted by throwing him out of the house. (You might notice everyone in this story is male; much later, Roy would claim "[[MissingMom I don't have a mother]]. I don't even have a ''story'' about having a mother.")

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* GreenArrow's ComicBook/GreenArrow's sidekick, Roy Harper/Speedy, was adopted by the Navajo after his forest ranger father died in a fire. He was then raised by a Navajo medicine man until ''he'' died as well. Then he was adopted by Ollie, who was so inattentive he needed [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] to attract his attention to Roy's drug problem, and reacted by throwing him out of the house. (You might notice everyone in this story is male; much later, Roy would claim "[[MissingMom I don't have a mother]]. I don't even have a ''story'' about having a mother.")
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