History ParentalAbandonment / LiveActionTV

4th Apr '18 5:08:28 PM FearlessRabbit
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* ''Series/{{Arrested Development}}'': In the fourth season Maeby is separately but simultaneously abandoned by Lindsay and Tobias.
17th Mar '18 12:42:05 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Many characters have dead or missing parents, including: Dany and Viserys, Jon, Tyrion, Cersei and Jaime, and a number of side characters.

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''Series/GameOfThrones'': Many characters have dead or missing parents, including: parents.
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Dany and her older brother Viserys. She was raised by Viserys, as her father was assassinated shortly before she was born, and her mother died giving birth to her.
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Jon, Tyrion, Cersei and Jaime, and a number of side characters.
25th Feb '18 12:16:33 AM PhantomRider
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* ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'': At first you'd think it's this, as Roland's dad and grandmother are main characters but there's no sign of a mom. However, eventually, the dad leaves the show and is replaced by the mom. (They're only seen at the comic book shop run by he grandmother, so presumably it was just a change of jobs and they're still together.)

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* ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'': At first you'd think it's this, as Roland's dad and grandmother are main characters but there's no sign of a mom. However, eventually, the dad leaves the show and is replaced by the mom. (They're only seen at the comic book shop run by he the grandmother, so presumably it was just a change of jobs and they're still together.)



** Dana and Ryan of ''Lightspeed Rescue'' are the chief's daughter and son. Mom is actually mentioned once and it sounds like she's dead (old friend of Captain Mitchell said Dana reminded him of her mom, and that she'd be proud if she could see Dana now.) but that one scene is the only mention of her. (What's funny is, in ''Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive,'' the MissingMom of all five Rangers - they were a SiblingTeam but there was no SixthRanger - turns out to be in a coma near the end, and wakes up. Finding out she's alive gives them more HeroicResolve and they go kick butt. ''Power Rangers,'' the younger-skewing NeverSayDie series, has her established as dead, leaves her that way, and Dana and Ryan find more than enough reason to keep fighting in the fact that Queen Bansheera unleashing every demon from the Shadow World upon the mortal realm would be ''[[{{Understatement}} bad]]''.)

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** Dana and Ryan of ''Lightspeed Rescue'' are the chief's Captain Mitchell's daughter and son. Mom is actually mentioned for once and it sounds like she's dead (old (an old friend of Captain Mitchell said Dana reminded him of her mom, and that she'd be proud if she could see Dana now.) but that one scene is the only mention of her. (What's funny is, in ''Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive,'' the MissingMom of all five Rangers - they were a SiblingTeam but there was no SixthRanger - turns out to be in a coma near the end, and wakes up. Finding out she's alive gives them more HeroicResolve and they go kick butt. ''Power Rangers,'' the younger-skewing NeverSayDie series, has her established as dead, leaves her that way, and Dana and Ryan find more than enough reason to keep fighting in the fact that Queen Bansheera unleashing every demon from the Shadow World upon the mortal realm would be ''[[{{Understatement}} bad]]''.)



** In ''RPM'', the Red Ranger's dad is a major character. No sign of Mom, though since it takes place AfterTheEnd, it could be she went the way of the majority of humanity. However, that's never said - unlike his brother, whose death in battle we ''saw.'' We don't get that one line that clearly puts her in the past tense while maintaining NeverSayDie (see Dana and Ryan Mitchell above.)

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** In ''RPM'', the Red Ranger's dad is a major character. No sign or mention of Mom, though since it takes place AfterTheEnd, it could be she went the way of the majority of humanity. However, that's never said - unlike his brother, whose death in battle we ''saw.'' We don't get that one line that clearly puts her in the past tense while maintaining NeverSayDie (see Dana and Ryan Mitchell above.)



***''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel'' takes it to the extreme. We have:
****Brody and Aiden [[spoiler aka Levi]]: Dad is missing for half the series; we do have mention of a mom, established as dead.
****Preston's dad is apparently so cold ''because'' of the death of Preston's mom. Yes, ''two'' explicit death situations!
****One episode has Sarah's mom and Hayley's dad begin to date, causing their daughters to be {{Squick}}ed by it. We're back to the usual rules of no mention of either teen's ''other'' parent.
****That leaves ''one'' team member, Calvin, as the only one who ''might'' actually have two parents. However, the Rangers' tech guy Mick does have both parents, proving that contrary to how it may appear by this point, the producers are aware that yes, it does typically take two people to make a kid.



*** Master Vile is the father of Rita and Rito, but no mother.
*** Divatox is Elgar's aunt. General Havoc, Divatox's bro, ''may'' be his father, but no mother. We also meet Divatox's mom, but the absence of a dad is explained: she tossed him into the Pit of Eternal Sorrow and the source of the screaming we heard the ''entire'' time it was open was apparently him.

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*** Master Vile is the father of Rita and Rito, but no mother.
mother ever gets mentioned.
*** Divatox is Elgar's aunt. As such, General Havoc, Divatox's bro, ''may'' be his father, but no mother. We also meet Divatox's mom, but the absence of a dad is explained: she tossed him into the Pit of Eternal Sorrow and the source of the screaming we heard the ''entire'' time it was open was apparently him.
7th Dec '17 10:51:56 AM Linda58
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** Between Sara's apparent death and Dinah Lance divorcing him, Quentin Lance became an alcoholic. While still present in Laurel's life, it's indicated he wasn't there emotionally, and instead she was largely forced to take care of him.
24th Jun '17 8:09:12 AM Pamina
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* ''Series/TheBigComfyCouch'' seems to have the same unstated "we just don't talk about it" rule as ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse''. Even though Loonette is [[VagueAge apparently]] a child, she lives alone with her [[LivingToys doll]] Molly, and while she has a grandmother, aunt and uncle, no parents are ever seen or mentioned. Of course, she and her family are all [[NonIronicClown clowns]] living in a clown world, so maybe they handle child-rearing differently.

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* ''Series/TheBigComfyCouch'' seems to have the same unstated "we just don't talk about it" rule as ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse''. Even though Loonette is [[VagueAge apparently]] a child, she lives alone with her [[LivingToys doll]] Molly, and while she has a grandmother, aunt and uncle, no parents are ever seen or mentioned. Of course, In the episode "Where Do Clowns Come From?" we learn that baby clowns float down from the sky, so it's possible she and her family are all [[NonIronicClown clowns]] living in a clown world, so maybe they handle child-rearing differently.never had any parents at all.
21st Jun '17 10:19:38 PM Pamina
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* ''Series/TheBigComfyCouch'' seems to have the same unstated "we just don't talk about it" rule as ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse''. Even though Loonette is [[VagueAge apparently]] a child, she lives alone with her [[LivingToys doll]] Molly, and while she has a grandmother, aunt and uncle, no parents are ever seen or mentioned. Of course, she and her family are all [[NonIronicClown clowns]] living in a clown world, so maybe they handle child-rearing differently.
31st May '17 1:49:55 PM Linda58
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** Shortly after Sara (apparently) died on ''Gambit'', Dinah Lance divorced her husband, left her remaining daughter, moved to another city, and made little to no effort contact with Laurel over the next 5 years. When she ''does'' appear, it's usually about Sara suggesting ParentalFavoritism.
20th May '17 5:19:25 PM gb00393
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** The direwolves' mother is dead when they were introduced and their father is nowhere to be seen.
13th Apr '17 9:00:27 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Many characters have dead or missing parents, including: Dany and Viserys, Jon, Tyrion, Cersei and Jaime, and a number of side characters. Bran clearly feels this way about Catelyn's journey to the capital.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Many characters have dead or missing parents, including: Dany and Viserys, Jon, Tyrion, Cersei and Jaime, and a number of side characters. characters.
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Bran clearly feels this way about Catelyn's journey to the capital.capital.
** It's Family Abandonment in Rickon's case: the only one of his relatives still left in Winterfell is his barely older brother Bran. And he finally has to part with him, too.
13th Apr '17 5:48:48 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Many characters have dead or missing parents, including: Dany and Viserys, Jon, Bran, Tyrion, Cersei and Jaime, and a number of side characters.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Many characters have dead or missing parents, including: Dany and Viserys, Jon, Bran, Tyrion, Cersei and Jaime, and a number of side characters.characters. Bran clearly feels this way about Catelyn's journey to the capital.
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