History ParentalAbandonment / Comics

13th Jun '16 7:02:34 AM hullflyer
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* The original ComicBook/BlackCanary, Dinah Drake, died of cancer received due to radiation exposure from a battle that also killed her husband Larry. Dinah Drake is the mother of Dinah Lance, the post-Crisis Black Canary.

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* The original ComicBook/BlackCanary, Dinah Drake, died of cancer received due to radiation exposure from a battle that also killed her husband Larry. Dinah Drake is the mother of Dinah Lance, the post-Crisis Black Canary.Canary.
* Somewhat deconstructed in ''ComicBook/LockeAndKey''. The kids are largely free to roam the house, as their father is dead and their mother essentially ignores them. However, this is mostly justified as she is ''deeply'' traumatized by her husband's death, [[spoiler:as well being raped at the same time,]] and is drinking a lot. And there's the fact that she literally can't see magic happening. Toward the end of the story, she is starting to pull herself together.
10th Jun '16 1:15:24 PM EDP
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* In ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'', Will Vandom started out this way. Her parents divorced when she was young because her dad was a compulsive gambler. When he did come back, it was only to squeeze more money out of her mom. Years later, she did get a stepfather in the form of her teacher. As well, Irma Lair has a stepmother and stepbrother, but nothing is said about her mom or her stepbrother's dad. [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} The cartoon]], though, alters this, making Will's father extremely less of a JerkAss and turning Irma's mother and brother into paternal family.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'', ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'' examples:
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Will Vandom started out this way. Her way: her parents divorced when she was young separated about a year before the series because her dad was a compulsive gambler. When gambler who had even bet away her mom's family house, and hen he did come back, back it was only to squeeze more money out of her mom. Years later, mom to pay for some debt, using the fact he hadn't signed the divorce papers and formally renounced to Will's custody. Thankfully for her, [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} the cartoon]] makes him extremely less of a JerkAssYears, and years later she did get got a good stepfather in the form of her teacher. As well, Irma Lair has a teacher.
** Irma's mother was revealed to be her
stepmother during a fight between them (genuinely surprising the readers, as they have a very good relationship and stepbrother, but look almost identical to each other), and nothing is said about her mom or her stepbrother's dad. [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} mom. The cartoon]], though, alters cartoon doesn't mention this, making Will's father extremely less though.
** [[spoiler:Taranee]] was adopted, something that surprised everyone (including her) when it was revealed, with her stepmom revealing that [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou her birth parents had to give her up for adoption as a toddler when their home burned down]] due [[ItMakesSenseInContext being hit by a magical meteor that saved her from being strangled by evil magical plants]]. Her stepmother kept track
of a JerkAss and turning Irma's mother and brother into paternal family.her birth parent in case she decided to meet them, [[HappilyAdopted but she decided that her stepfamily is her real family]]. This isn't mentioned in the cartoon, as it never got around adapting the story arc where this was revealed.
28th May '16 8:20:44 PM Doug86
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* In the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' titles, the teenaged mutants of Xavier's School are a mix of orphans, those with families hundreds or ''thousands'' of miles away, kids actively rejected by their parents, those on the run from parents who wish them harm, and other similar abandonment issues (for example, Kitty Pryde's parents went into the witness protection program (her father has since been killed). And Rogue's mother, it turns out, [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to a higher plane of existence]].)

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* In the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' titles, the teenaged mutants of Xavier's School are a mix of orphans, those with families hundreds or ''thousands'' of miles away, kids actively rejected by their parents, those on the run from parents who wish them harm, and other similar abandonment issues (for example, Kitty Pryde's parents went into the witness protection program (her father has since been killed). And Rogue's mother, it turns out, [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to a higher plane of existence]].)
14th May '16 10:25:12 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'', young Peter Parker lives with his aunt and uncle because his parents were killed long before the story opens, in most versions before he was old enough to remember them. His parents' death usually has little to do with his origin story, that role going to Uncle Ben.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', young Peter Parker lives with his aunt and uncle because his parents were killed long before the story opens, in most versions before he was old enough to remember them. His parents' death usually has little to do with his origin story, that role going to Uncle Ben.
14th May '16 10:23:31 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''{{Spider-Man}}'', young Peter Parker lives with his aunt and uncle because his parents were killed long before the story opens, in most versions before he was old enough to remember them. His parents' death usually has little to do with his origin story, that role going to Uncle Ben.

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* In ''{{Spider-Man}}'', ''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'', young Peter Parker lives with his aunt and uncle because his parents were killed long before the story opens, in most versions before he was old enough to remember them. His parents' death usually has little to do with his origin story, that role going to Uncle Ben.



* Completely averted with ComicBook/BlueBeetle. Jaime Reyes' parents are both not only alive, but are very involved with his life as both a teenager and superhero. Plus, they're made of 100% pure awesome.

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* ComicBook/BlueBeetle:
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Completely averted with ComicBook/BlueBeetle. Jaime Reyes' Reyes, whose parents are both not only alive, alive but are very involved with his life as both a teenager and superhero. Plus, they're made of 100% pure awesome.



* [[Comicbook/TheFalcon The Falcon]] and his siblings lost his preacher father, killed trying to break up a fight, when he was a teen. Two years later, his mother was shot and killed by a mugger.

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* [[Comicbook/TheFalcon The Falcon]] Comicbook/TheFalcon and his siblings lost his preacher father, killed trying to break up a fight, when he was a teen. Two years later, his mother was shot and killed by a mugger.



* In ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'', Will Vandom started out this way. Her parents divorced when she was young because her dad was a compulsive gambler. When he did come back, it was only to squeeze more money out of her mom. Years later, she did get a stepfather in the form of her teacher. As well, Irma Lair has a stepmother and stepbrother, but nothing is said about her mom or her stepbrother's dad.
** The cartoon, though, alters this, making Will's father extremely less of a JerkAss and turning Irma's mother and brother into paternal family.
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' is this in spades. Name a character. Chances are that they went parentless or are missing a parent or two. Of the main Freedom Fighters, only Antoine and Bunnie are parentless after the initial war with Robotnik. The Chaotix aren't so fortunate - nothing is mentioned of Vector's family or Espio's father, Mighty and Ray's parents are MIA, Julie-Su's parents were killed by her stepsiblings, Charmy's presumably died when Eggman attacked Mobius after Sonic's disappearnce and Knuckles' parents got divorced with his father performing a HeroicSacrifice to save him.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'', Will Vandom started out this way. Her parents divorced when she was young because her dad was a compulsive gambler. When he did come back, it was only to squeeze more money out of her mom. Years later, she did get a stepfather in the form of her teacher. As well, Irma Lair has a stepmother and stepbrother, but nothing is said about her mom or her stepbrother's dad.
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dad. [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} The cartoon, cartoon]], though, alters this, making Will's father extremely less of a JerkAss and turning Irma's mother and brother into paternal family.
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'':
** ''Sonic The Hedgehog''
is this in spades. Name a character. Chances are that they went parentless or are missing a parent or two. Of the main Freedom Fighters, only Antoine and Bunnie are parentless after the initial war with Robotnik. The Chaotix aren't so fortunate - nothing is mentioned of Vector's family or Espio's father, Mighty and Ray's parents are MIA, Julie-Su's parents were killed by her stepsiblings, Charmy's presumably died when Eggman attacked Mobius after Sonic's disappearnce and Knuckles' parents got divorced with his father performing a HeroicSacrifice to save him.



* As with the games, there's a noticeable lack of parents in ''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.

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* As with the games, there's a noticeable lack of parents in ''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. Knuckles are dead [[spoiler:as he is Really700YearsOld]].



* Iggy in ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'': He lives with his grandparents and his actual parents are never mentioned.

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* Iggy in ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'': He lives with his grandparents and his actual parents are never mentioned.mentioned.
* The original ComicBook/BlackCanary, Dinah Drake, died of cancer received due to radiation exposure from a battle that also killed her husband Larry. Dinah Drake is the mother of Dinah Lance, the post-Crisis Black Canary.
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.]]).
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