History ParentalAbandonment / VideoGames

21st Apr '18 6:21:28 PM nombretomado
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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/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.

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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/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}} JustForFun/{{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.
13th Feb '18 3:24:18 PM Exusia
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13th Feb '18 3:23:15 PM Exusia
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* ''VideoGame/TheCaligulaEffect'' has a case where you actually meet the ''parents'' and not the child. [[spoiler:Kotono and Ryosuke had sex shortly before graduating high school, and Ryosuke disappeared after graduation, leaving Kotono to raise the child with her mother. However, two years later, Kotono grows sick of being a single parent, and uses parties as an escape. As a result of this, she ends up in Mobius, where she's now been, away from her son, for two years.]]
11th Feb '18 8:10:36 PM nombretomado
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*** Meanwhile, the relationship between Marisa and Mima may be one of the biggest mysteries in Touhou. In the PC98 games, Marisa referred to Mima by ''[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics the extremely respectful -sama honorific]]''. One the one hand, this was [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness her first]] [[CharacterizationMarchesOn and second appearances.]] On the other hand ''this is the most respect Marisa has shown to anyone ever.'' Fans generally have them as teacher and student, often crossing over into [[ChildrenRaiseYou a pseudo-familial relationship]], which becomes ParentalAbandonment for Marisa when Mima is PutOnABus. Finally, Mima's leitmotif is given a description in ''Dolls in Pseudo Paradise'' that has been taken to be about Marisa and her mother.

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*** Meanwhile, the relationship between Marisa and Mima may be one of the biggest mysteries in Touhou. In the PC98 UsefulNotes/PC98 games, Marisa referred to Mima by ''[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics the extremely respectful -sama honorific]]''. One the one hand, this was [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness her first]] [[CharacterizationMarchesOn and second appearances.]] On the other hand ''this is the most respect Marisa has shown to anyone ever.'' Fans generally have them as teacher and student, often crossing over into [[ChildrenRaiseYou a pseudo-familial relationship]], which becomes ParentalAbandonment for Marisa when Mima is PutOnABus. Finally, Mima's leitmotif is given a description in ''Dolls in Pseudo Paradise'' that has been taken to be about Marisa and her mother.
8th Feb '18 3:52:47 AM jormis29
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* Joey La Rocca, the protagonist of ''Series/TheSopranos Road to Respect,'' is the illegitimate child to Big Pussy Bonpensiero ([[CanonForeigner although he's never seen on the show]]).

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* Joey La Rocca, the protagonist of ''Series/TheSopranos Road to Respect,'' ''VideoGame/TheSopranosRoadToRespect'', is the illegitimate child to Big Pussy Bonpensiero ([[CanonForeigner although he's never seen on the show]]).
14th Jan '18 12:17:36 PM nombretomado
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** In ''[[LaPucelle La Pucelle Tactics]]'', Prier's and Cullotte's parents were killed in a wagon accident years before the game begins. Homard became a SkyPirate to defeat the demon who injured his father and attacked his kingdom, [[spoiler: Marl Kingdom, making him the grandson of Cornet from [[VideoGame/RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure Rhapsody.]]]]

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** In ''[[LaPucelle La Pucelle Tactics]]'', ''VideoGame/LaPucelleTactics'', Prier's and Cullotte's parents were killed in a wagon accident years before the game begins. Homard became a SkyPirate to defeat the demon who injured his father and attacked his kingdom, [[spoiler: Marl Kingdom, making him the grandson of Cornet from [[VideoGame/RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure Rhapsody.]]]]
14th Jan '18 1:51:45 AM RainbowPhoenix
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** Samara is also an inversion. [[spoiler:One of her daughters turned out to be a SerialKiller, so Samara left to hunt her down, leaving the other two behind in the Monastery that everyone with their [[OutWithABang condition]] is imprisoned in. If Samara dies in the suicide mission, or can not be talked out of killing herself to fulfil the Justicar Code, Samara's youngest daughter is left without any family at all.]]



** 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.

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** 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. Even before then, it is implied that Cora's parents distanced themselves from her out of fear of her powers.



** 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.

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** In general, anyone who didn't bring their parents to Andromeda with them, such as Liam and Suvi, them had to mourn them once they woke up due to the six hundred year journey.journey. Liam and Suvi both mention having trouble dealing with this at times.



** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Possibly averted or played straight with the 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 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 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. Cullen's parents died during the events of the first game, although this is revealed more in supplemental material than in the game proper.

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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Possibly averted or played straight with the 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 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 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, [[spoiler: and his father is assassinated in the year between the main game and ''Trespasser'']]. Cullen's parents died during the events of the first game, although this is revealed more in supplemental material than in the game proper.
3rd Jan '18 1:46:43 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the ''JakAndDaxter'' series, there are only five fathers and mothers are only mentioned in passing.

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* In the ''JakAndDaxter'' ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' series, there are only five fathers and mothers are only mentioned in passing.
28th Dec '17 7:49:38 AM Cryoclaste
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* In most ''{{Pokemon}}'' games, the player character usually has a mom and a mom ''only''; whatever happened to dear old Dad is never explained. Averted quite noticeably in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire''/''Emerald'', though -- not only is Dad still around, but he's a ''Gym Leader'', and yes, you do have to wail on Pappy for a badge. He does not go easy on his own son/daughter. [[ThatOneBoss Not. In. The. Least.]]

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* In most ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, the player character usually has a mom and a mom ''only''; whatever happened to dear old Dad is never explained. Averted quite noticeably in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire''/''Emerald'', though -- not only is Dad still around, but he's a ''Gym Leader'', and yes, you do have to wail on Pappy for a badge. He does not go easy on his own son/daughter. [[ThatOneBoss Not. In. The. Least.]]
22nd Dec '17 8:02:21 PM nombretomado
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