History ParentalAbandonment / VideoGames

23rd Mar '17 2:02:11 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Some of the games, however, do give Link other relatives -- he had a grandmother and a sister in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', a grandfather in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', and an uncle in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''. Additionally, the ExpandedUniverse of ''Link to the Past'' states that his parents are deceased, but had been Hylian Knights (yes, both of them). ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' also says his mother died and left him to be cared for by the Deku Tree before succumbing to unspecified injuries, though his father is never mentioned. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfWild'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:his father was a royal guard, though the exact nature of his fate is never revealed]]. The other games seem to assume that Link just came into existence on his own; this is particularly {{egregious}} in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' because Link is said to have been a native of Skyloft, yet the students at the Knight Academy all have their families living on the small floating town except for Link himself.

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** Some of the games, however, do give Link other relatives -- he had a grandmother and a sister in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', a grandfather in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', and an uncle in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''. Additionally, the ExpandedUniverse of ''Link to the Past'' states that his parents are deceased, but had been Hylian Knights (yes, both of them). ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' also says his mother died and left him to be cared for by the Deku Tree before succumbing to unspecified injuries, though his father is never mentioned. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfWild'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:his father was a royal guard, though the exact nature of his fate is never revealed]]. The other games seem to assume that Link just came into existence on his own; this is particularly {{egregious}} in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' because Link is said to have been a native of Skyloft, yet the students at the Knight Academy all have their families living on the small floating town except for Link himself.
23rd Mar '17 2:01:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Some of the games, however, do give Link other relatives -- he had a grandmother and a sister in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', a grandfather in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', and an uncle in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''. Additionally, the ExpandedUniverse of ''Link to the Past'' states that his parents are deceased, but had been Hylian Knights (yes, both of them). ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' also says his mother died and left him to be cared for by the Deku Tree before succumbing to unspecified injuries, his father is never mentioned. The other games seem to assume that Link just came into existence on his own.
*** This is particularly {{egregious}} in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' because Link is said to have been a native of Skyloft yet the students at the Knight Academy all have their families living on the small floating town except for Link himself.

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** Some of the games, however, do give Link other relatives -- he had a grandmother and a sister in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', a grandfather in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', and an uncle in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''. Additionally, the ExpandedUniverse of ''Link to the Past'' states that his parents are deceased, but had been Hylian Knights (yes, both of them). ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' also says his mother died and left him to be cared for by the Deku Tree before succumbing to unspecified injuries, though his father is never mentioned. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfWild'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:his father was a royal guard, though the exact nature of his fate is never revealed]]. The other games seem to assume that Link just came into existence on his own.
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8th Mar '17 4:10:53 PM nombretomado
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** ''MegaManZX'': Vent and Aile-their parents got killed by the Serpent group.

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** ''MegaManZX'': ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'': Vent and Aile-their parents got killed by the Serpent group.
16th Feb '17 12:48:07 AM blurrylightning
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* ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' has plenty:
** Yuuto and Haruna, they lost their parents in a plane crash and they ended up growing up in an orphanage. Haruna was later adopted into the Otonashi family, and Yuuto was recommended by Kageyama Reiji to the Kidou Financial Group after he witnessed Yuuto's natural talent for soccer.
** Fubuki Shirou lost his family member after an avalanche striked Shirou's car, he was pushed out by Atsuya; thus saving him.
2nd Feb '17 9:04:16 PM mister-bittersweet
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* Riki, the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', has been an orphan since he was only a child. This is relevant to the plot in three ways: firstly, he became such great friends with the Little Busters in the first place when Kyousuke was able to drag him out of his depression, secondly, because the only family he's shown to have is a guardian he clearly doesn't hold any real fondness for meaning he's even more dependent on Kyousuke and the other Little Busters than he otherwise would be, and thirdly, because Refrain shows that it was witnessing his parents' death that made Riki closed off from and scared of the world, unable to go out there himself on his own.
26th Nov '16 8:04:44 AM SaraJaye
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': Niles's father abandoned his mother while she was pregnant, and his mother left shortly after giving birth to him, so soon he doesn't even remember her face. Similarly, Beruka's parents dumped her off on an assassin who raised her to be an emotionless killing machine.
17th Nov '16 6:30:42 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Most of your party has parents who are never seen or are outright dead:
** The Protagonist, Ryuji, and Ann have parents, but they are never seen and at best are rarely brought up. In Ryuji's case it's due to having an [[AbusiveParents abusive dad]], and in the Protagonist's because they want nothing to do with you while you're on probation. Ann though has no reason given for her parents never being involved.
** Yusuke, Futaba and Makoto lost both their parents. Yusuke was taken in by Madarame, Futaba was adopted by Sojiro, and Makoto lives with her sister. Haru and Goro both lost their mothers [[spoiler:with Haru's father dying partway through the game and Goro's father having abandoned his mother before he was even born.]]
14th Oct '16 2:33:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''EliteBeatAgents'' gives us one of the biggest TearJerker takes on this trope with its "A Christmas Gift" mission. The girl loses her father in an accident and the mission is to help her accept her loss. The usual EBA way of using song and dance is toned down in wackiness to reflect the somberness of the scene and successful completion [[spoiler:allows the father's spirit to return and deliver the Christmas present he promised.]]

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* ''EliteBeatAgents'' ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' gives us one of the biggest TearJerker takes on this trope with its "A Christmas Gift" mission. The girl loses her father in an accident and the mission is to help her accept her loss. The usual EBA way of using song and dance is toned down in wackiness to reflect the somberness of the scene and successful completion [[spoiler:allows the father's spirit to return and deliver the Christmas present he promised.]]
13th Aug '16 2:12:27 PM nombretomado
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*** The Turk member Cissnei from ''CrisisCore'' was raised by [[MegaCorp Shinra]] after being found in an orphanage, her parents' death never explained.
*** In ''DirgeOfCerberus'' Shalua and Shelke Rui's parents are dead years before the Compilation takes place.

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*** The Turk member Cissnei from ''CrisisCore'' ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' was raised by [[MegaCorp Shinra]] after being found in an orphanage, her parents' death never explained.
*** In ''DirgeOfCerberus'' ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' Shalua and Shelke Rui's parents are dead years before the Compilation takes place.
12th Aug '16 11:04:18 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'''s SPARTAN-II's are taken away from their parents at a young age to be raised by the military. The military made sure that the subject's parents won't search for them by creating a flash clone. While flash cloning works perfectly for stuff like replacement organs, cloning a human is problematic since the accelerated growth results in the clone succumbing to metabolic cascade faliure after a few months.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'''s SPARTAN-II's ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'''s Spartan-[=II=]s are taken away from their parents at a young age to be raised by the military. The military made sure that the subject's parents won't wouldn't search for them by creating a flash clone. While flash cloning works perfectly for stuff like replacement organs, cloning a human is problematic since the accelerated growth results in the clone usually succumbing to metabolic cascade faliure after a few months.
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