History ParentalAbandonment / VideoGames

9th Dec '17 3:30:47 AM Dghcrh
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* [[spoiler:[[BigBad Kageyama Reiji's]]]] father left his family because after losing a soccer match to Daisuke (before that he never lost), he started to lose every match after that and his mother died because of an ilness. This is also his FreudianExcuse.

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* ** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Kageyama Reiji's]]]] father left his family because after losing a soccer match to Daisuke (before that he never lost), he started to lose every match after that and his mother died because of an ilness. This is also his FreudianExcuse.
9th Dec '17 3:27:35 AM Dghcrh
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** Fubuki Shirou lost his family member after an avalanche striked Shirou's car, he was pushed out by Atsuya; thus saving him.

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** Fubuki Shirou lost his whole family member after an avalanche striked Shirou's car, he car. He was pushed out by Atsuya; Atsuya, thus saving him.him.
* [[spoiler:[[BigBad Kageyama Reiji's]]]] father left his family because after losing a soccer match to Daisuke (before that he never lost), he started to lose every match after that and his mother died because of an ilness. This is also his FreudianExcuse.
4th Dec '17 1:13:58 PM Cryoclaste
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** [[{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] had parents that were murdered by Space Pirates when she was very young, and she was adopted by the Chozo. And it's strongly implied that the Chozo are now all extinct. This would make Samus an orphan ''twice over!''

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** [[{{Metroid}} [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] had parents that were murdered by Space Pirates when she was very young, and she was adopted by the Chozo. And it's strongly implied that the Chozo are now all extinct. This would make Samus an orphan ''twice over!''
25th Aug '17 9:43:37 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' This Happens quite a bit in the series
** The most common recurring example is with Professor Layton's adopted Daughter Flora Reinhold. When Flora was very young [[spoiler: her mother died]] But her Father [[spoiler: made her a robot replica of her deceased mother which she was terrified of. and led her to be [[RaisedbyRobots Raised by the village of robots]] until her fathers death and Professor Laytons arrival.]]
** Layton himself Abandons flora seeminly every chance he get either on purpose or on accident. He often uses a DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Excuse saying how dangerous it is to bring a lady on his adventures, But it still greatly hurts her feelings. In spite of this he brings his Apprentice and Friends son who is much younger with him all the time. Although he seems to be a InnocentBigot as it seems to be his way of protecting her since he is his child and luke is not. But he tends to treat her ironically as a FragileFlower. He does let her tag along sometimes but that usually leads her to be DamselInDistress and the DesignatedVictim when she does accompany him.
** In the second game The Professor and Luke leave her behind to go on an investigation but she ended up following him in a PaperThinDisguise because she [[PleaseDontLeaveMe "Didn't want to be left all alone again"]] [[spoiler: Flora is kidnapped by [[MasterOfDisguise Don Paolo]] so he can [[KillAndReplace disguise himself and Pose as her]] and leave her alone in a barn fast asleep. (presumably after chloroforming her, but did not harm her in anyway.) Nobody notices for most of the game until "Flora" [[SpottingTheThread revealed something only someone who had seen Diabolical box would know]]Which leads Layton to expose him in TheReveal. They later go back for Flora in the end credits. ]]

** Probably the worst example of the professor leaving Flora is in the third installment where we do not see her until Chapter 5 out of 13 and after Luke and Layton have [[Spoiler: already been to the "future"]. Flora is rightfully angry that they left her behind again despite her only ties being the two of them. The two apologize and give and empty promise not to leave her behind again. But literally as her back is turned as she goes to make [[YourFavorite some tea and cucumber sandwiches]]. By the time she returns with the [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich food she worked so hard on to server to them they are already gone.]] She Follows them down reasonably irate and feels that the reason they leave her behind is because she thinks [[TheLoad they believe she will just get in the way]], after chewing him out, Luke and even Inspector Chelmey agree and sympathize with her. Later in the game when flora is [[StandardFemaleGrabArea kidnapped and dragged]] along by [[spoiler:Clive Dove]] Luke intimately goes after her, while the professor only makes pursuit after Flora and [[spoiler: Clive]] are out the door. They do go after her as she is LockedUpAndLeftBehind in the villains fortress. It is unknown how well or worse his parenting got after [[spoiler: Luke moved to America]]

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* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' This Happens quite a bit in the series
** The most common recurring example is with Professor Layton's
Franchise/ProfessorLayton's adopted Daughter daughter, Flora Reinhold. Reinhold, suffers from this trope. [[spoiler: When Flora was very young [[spoiler: little, her mother died]] But her Father [[spoiler: made her died. Her father had a robot replica of her deceased mother which she was terrified of. and led her to be [[RaisedbyRobots Raised by the village of robots]] built and populated by {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s. After her father's death, Flora was RaisedByRobots (and the human caretaker) until her fathers death and Professor Laytons arrival.Layton came to the village.]]
** Layton himself Abandons flora seeminly every chance he get either on purpose or on accident. has an unfortunate track record for abandoning Flora. He often uses a DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Excuse saying how invokes DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou, citing that it would be too dangerous it is to bring a young lady on his adventures, But it still greatly hurts her feelings. In spite of this he brings his Apprentice but she's nevertheless often hurt by this, and Friends son who is much younger with him all the time. Although he seems resorts to be a InnocentBigot as it seems to be his way of protecting her since he is his child and luke is not. But he tends to treat her ironically as a FragileFlower. He does let her tag sneaking along sometimes but that usually on the adventures in the second and third games. This frequently leads to her to be being a DamselInDistress and the DesignatedVictim when she does accompany him.
** In the second game The Professor and Luke leave her behind to go on an investigation but she ended up following him in a PaperThinDisguise because she [[PleaseDontLeaveMe "Didn't want to be left all alone again"]] [[spoiler: Flora is kidnapped by [[MasterOfDisguise Don Paolo]] so he can [[KillAndReplace disguise himself and Pose as her]] and leave her alone in a barn fast asleep. (presumably after chloroforming her, but did not harm her in anyway.) Nobody notices for most of the game until "Flora" [[SpottingTheThread revealed something only someone who had seen Diabolical box would know]]Which leads Layton to expose him in TheReveal. They later go back for Flora in the end credits. ]]

** Probably the worst example of the professor leaving Flora is in the third installment where we do not see her until Chapter 5 out of 13 and after Luke and Layton have [[Spoiler: already been to the "future"]. Flora is rightfully angry that they left her behind again despite her only ties being the two of them. The two apologize and give and empty promise not to leave her behind again. But literally as her back is turned as she goes to make [[YourFavorite some tea and cucumber sandwiches]]. By the time she returns with the [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich food she worked so hard on to server to them they are already gone.]] She Follows them down reasonably irate and feels that the reason they leave her behind is because she thinks [[TheLoad they believe she will just get in the way]], after chewing him out, Luke and even Inspector Chelmey agree and sympathize with her. Later in the game when flora is [[StandardFemaleGrabArea kidnapped and dragged]] along by [[spoiler:Clive Dove]] Luke intimately goes after her, while the professor only makes pursuit after Flora and [[spoiler: Clive]] are out the door. They do go after her as she is LockedUpAndLeftBehind in the villains fortress. It is unknown how well or worse his parenting got after [[spoiler: Luke moved to America]]
and/or DesignatedVictim.
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25th Aug '17 9:34:12 PM LadyNorbert
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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' - Most of the possible Wardens have bad stuff happen to their families - in fact, the only origin where they're both present puts them through DeathByOriginStory almost immediately. Zevran is the son of a brothel worker who suffered DeathByChildbirth. Alistair couldn't be acknowledged by his parents due to him [[spoiler: being a Royal Bastard]], and his substitute father figure sent him to a monastery after marrying. Leliana's mother had her out of wedlock and died young. Morrigan never knew her father and her mother is...a whole other kettle of fish. Circle Mages get this both ways - not only are they allowed little to no contact with their families, but any children they have in the Circle are taken from them almost at once. In Wynne's case, she never knew her real parents at all - her earliest memory is of hiding in a hayloft to keep warm. The farmer's family took her in until her powers manifested. The Qunari simply practice NoBloodTies.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' - Hawke's apostate father is already dead when the game starts. [[spoiler: Their mother, Leandra, is murdered late in the game's second act.]] Anders, being a Circle Mage, hasn't seen his parents since he was taken from them as a child. Isabela never knew her father, and her mother sold her into a loveless marriage. Both of Aveline's parents are dead. Merill left the clan she was born in to train as another clan's Keeper, and hasn't seen her parents in years. Varric is too young to remember his father and his mother is also implied to be dead. Fenris is an amnesiac ex-slave with no memory of his family, and [[spoiler: his mother is confirmed to be dead by his sister.]] Sebastian is introduced seeking revenge for the murder of his entire family. Get the idea?
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' - Possibly averted or played straight with the Inquisitor depending on which race and dialogue options are chosen. Cassandra's parents were executed after they tried to overthrow the king of Nevarra. Sera was orphaned when she was too young to remember her parents and her ParentalSubstitute also died. The Iron Bull, like Sten, doesn't know his parents due to Qunari custom. Vivienne, being a circle mage, was taken from her parents when she was very young. Dorian's parents are both still alive but he is not on speaking terms with them.
* In the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' games, it's easier to list who ''is'' over 18 or has parents or guardians. You'd think the social workers would come poking around to see why there is an 8 year old is doing living on his own in the middle of a factory, with a 15 year old best friend that's constantly running away and cart him off to a care home, but apparently not.
** Blaze the Cat is a 14 year old princess who guards the Sol Emeralds, her world's equivalent to the Chaos Emerald. In VideoGame/SonicRush, she tells Sonic that she had always been alone, but in the sequel, Sonic Rush Adventure, it's stated that she has a living family, although they are unseen.
* [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Otacon's]] mother died while he was still young, his father committed suicide (for which Otacon blames himself) and his stepmother [[spoiler:seduced him into having sex with her.]] Throw in his [[StuffedInTheFridge notorious bad luck with women]] and we have the god of [[TheWoobie woobiedom]] on our hands.

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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' - ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Most of the possible Wardens have bad stuff happen to their families - in fact, the only origin where they're both present puts them through DeathByOriginStory almost immediately. Zevran is the son of a brothel worker who suffered DeathByChildbirth. Alistair couldn't be acknowledged by his parents due to him [[spoiler: being a Royal Bastard]], and his substitute father figure sent him to a monastery after marrying. Leliana's mother had her out of wedlock and died young. Morrigan never knew her father and her mother is... a whole other kettle of fish. Circle Mages mages get this both ways - ways; not only are they allowed little to no contact with their families, but any children they have in the Circle are taken from them almost at once. In Wynne's case, she never knew her real parents at all - her earliest memory is of hiding in a hayloft to keep warm. The farmer's family took her in until her powers manifested. She herself is a MissingMom to the son who was taken from her in the Circle. The Qunari simply practice NoBloodTies.
NoBloodTies, so Sten has never known his parents.
*** The ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'' DLC cast doesn't get off lightly either. Velanna's parents are implied to be dead, with her sister being her only living relative. Nathaniel's parents are definitely dead; the Warden killed his father during the main game.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' - ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': Hawke's apostate father is already dead when the game starts. [[spoiler: Their mother, Leandra, is murdered late in the game's second act.]] Anders, being a Circle Mage, mage, hasn't seen his parents since he was taken from them as a child. Isabela never knew her father, and her mother sold her into a loveless marriage. Both of Aveline's parents are dead. Merill Merrill left the clan she was born in to train as another clan's Keeper, and hasn't seen her parents in years. Varric is too young to remember his Varric's father died when he was a toddler, and his mother is also implied [[LadyDrunk drank herself to be dead. death]] a few years before the game. Fenris is an amnesiac ex-slave with no memory of his family, and [[spoiler: his mother is confirmed to be dead by his sister.]] sister]]. DLC-only companion Sebastian is introduced seeking revenge for the murder of his entire family. Get the idea?
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' - ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Possibly averted or played straight with the Inquisitor Inquisitor, depending on which race and dialogue options are chosen. Cassandra's parents were executed when she was a child, after they tried to overthrow the king King of Nevarra. Sera was orphaned when she was too young to remember her parents and her ParentalSubstitute has also died. The Iron Bull, like Sten, doesn't know his parents due to Qunari custom. Vivienne, being a circle Circle mage, was taken from her parents when she was very young. Dorian's parents are both still alive but he is not on speaking terms with them.
them. Cullen's parents died during the events of the first game, although this is revealed more in supplemental material than in the game proper.
* In the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' games, it's easier to list who ''is'' over 18 or has parents or guardians. You'd think the social workers would come poking around to see why there is an 8 year old is doing eight-year-old living on his own in the middle of a factory, with a 15 year old 15-year-old best friend that's constantly running away away, and cart him off to a care home, but home; apparently not.
** Blaze the Cat is a 14 year old 14-year-old princess who guards the Sol Emeralds, her world's equivalent to the Chaos Emerald. In VideoGame/SonicRush, ''VideoGame/SonicRush'', she tells Sonic that she had always been alone, alone; but in the sequel, Sonic ''Sonic Rush Adventure, Adventure'', it's stated that she has a living family, although they are unseen.
* [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Otacon's]] mother died while he was still young, his father committed suicide (for which Otacon blames himself) himself), and his stepmother [[spoiler:seduced him into having sex with her.]] her]]. Throw in his [[StuffedInTheFridge notorious bad luck with women]] and we have the god of [[TheWoobie woobiedom]] on our hands.



** Jakob and Gideon loose their mother, the Masked King lost his father, and both Fyra and Kainé were abandoned by their parents.

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** Jakob and Gideon loose lose their mother, the Masked King lost his father, and both Fyra and Kainé were abandoned by their parents.



* In the DatingSim ''Videogame/AlwaysRememberMe'', the protaganist's parents died in a car crash before the game, and she is currently under the care of [[ParentalSubstitute her aunt]].

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* In the DatingSim ''Videogame/AlwaysRememberMe'', the protaganist's protagonist's parents died in a car crash before the game, and she is currently under the care of [[ParentalSubstitute her aunt]].



** The player determines whether or not the Dragonborn's parents are alive in dialogue options in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', especially if the ''Dawnguard'' DLC is installed and Serana inquires after them.
*** Vilkas and Farkas, the twin brothers in the Companions guild, have this in their backstory. They have no memory of their mother at all; they were brought to the guildhall as small children by Jergen, a Companion who may or may not have been their father, but filled the role until he left to fight in the Great War, and he never came back.



* In both the NES and Wii versions of ABoyAndHisBlob, the boy's parents are never seen, even when he's at home. This is specially disturbing in the Wii version, since the extra material states that the boy is supposed to be around ''six years old''.

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* In both the NES and Wii versions of ABoyAndHisBlob, ''VideoGame/ABoyAndHisBlob'', the boy's parents are never seen, even when he's at home. This is specially especially disturbing in the Wii version, since the extra material states that the boy is supposed to be around ''six years old''.
29th Jun '17 12:21:30 PM BeerBaron
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* That the protagonist's parents are unknown is an important plot point in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' ('born on a certain day to uncertain parents...').

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The Sload, a race of "slugmen" native to the archipelago of Thras to the southwest of Tamriel, are a species of {{hermaphrodite}}s that have no interest in the fate of their (grub-like) offspring.
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That the protagonist's PlayerCharacter's parents are unknown is an important plot point in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' ('born on a certain day to uncertain parents...').
10th Jun '17 10:45:59 AM RainbowPhoenix
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** Of course, the cast of ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' don't have it any easier than their predecessors. The [[PlayerCharacter Ryder twins]] lost their mother to an illness while they were still in the Milky Way and their father to a freak accident not long after reaching Andromeda.

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** * Of course, the cast of ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' don't have it any easier than their predecessors. predecessors.
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The [[PlayerCharacter Ryder twins]] lost their mother to an illness while they were still in the Milky Way and their father to a freak accident not long after reaching Andromeda.



** Gil Brodie's father ran of before he was born, and it is implied that he lost his mother at an early age, leaving him as a StreetUrchin.

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** Gil Brodie's father ran of off before he was born, and it is implied that he lost his mother at an early age, leaving him as a StreetUrchin.
10th Jun '17 10:44:23 AM RainbowPhoenix
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** Of course, the cast of ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' don't have it any easier than their predecessors. The [[PlayerCharacter Ryder twins]] lost their mother to an illness while they were still in the Milky Way and their father to a freak accident not long after reaching Andromeda.
** Cora Harper's parents disappeared in the Attican Traverse with the rest of their ship not long after she joined the Alliance. Cora never found out what happened to them.
** Vetra Nyx's mother wanted nothing to do with her children after she divorced their father, and their father disappeared when Vetra was a teenager, forcing Vetra to [[PromotionToParent raise her much younger sister Sidera herself]]. Vetra never found out if her father was killed or if he just ran away.
** Jaal's father was captured by the kett and never seen again. Unfortunately that is not atypical among angara children.
** Gil Brodie's father ran of before he was born, and it is implied that he lost his mother at an early age, leaving him as a StreetUrchin.
** Lexi T'Pero grew up on [[WretchedHive Omega]] and lost both of her parents in a turf war.
** Something happened to Nakmor Kesh's parents that resulted in her [[RaisedByGrandparents being raised by her grandfather, Drack]]. Drack prefers not to discuss the matter due to the implication of OutlivingOnesOffspring.
** In general, anyone who didn't bring their parents to Andromeda with them, such as Liam and Suvi, had to mourn them once they woke up due to the six hundred year journey.
8th Jun '17 8:58:53 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DungeonFighterOnline'', both the Fighter and the Slayer have lost their parents. The Fighter lost her parents to monsters, but the manner in which the Slayer lost his parents was [[DemonicPossession much]] [[SelfMadeOrphan more]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone sinister]].

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* In ''DungeonFighterOnline'', ''VideoGame/DungeonFighterOnline'', both the Fighter and the Slayer have lost their parents. The Fighter lost her parents to monsters, but the manner in which the Slayer lost his parents was [[DemonicPossession much]] [[SelfMadeOrphan more]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone sinister]].
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