History ParentalAbandonment / WebComics

9th Mar '16 6:11:01 PM PlasmaTalon
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* [[spoiler:Juniper]] in ''Webcomic/ShotgunShuffle'' abandoned her son less than a week after he was born. Forcing [[spoiler:her sister Ginger]] to adopt him. She chews her out for it later after claiming he's still her son.
9th Oct '15 1:38:28 PM FF32
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* All of the children in ''Webcomic/CampWeedonwantcha'' have been simply abandoned at the titular camp, with no plans to return for them. The kids are all left to their own devices without any adults, and more than a few of them have repressed their memories of their arrivals.
21st Aug '15 1:01:52 AM Melkior
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** Recently, Anthony has turned up and it's been revealed that [[spoiler:having failed to save his wife, he's been frantically trying to find either a way to get her back or a way to save his daughter from the same fate]]. But he's still wavering between being a jerkass and being sympathetic.
11th Jun '15 7:48:37 PM Prfnoff
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* Another ''Webcomic/TheWotch''-related example is Alex King from ''{{Cheer}}''. Her wealthy parents are still alive, they just don't seem to care. Early on it's revealed that she even receives her allowance by direct deposit, and a Christmas comic depicting the cheerleaders with their families shows her strumming her guitar by herself.

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* Another ''Webcomic/TheWotch''-related example is Alex King from ''{{Cheer}}''.''Webcomic/{{Cheer}}''. Her wealthy parents are still alive, they just don't seem to care. Early on it's revealed that she even receives her allowance by direct deposit, and a Christmas comic depicting the cheerleaders with their families shows her strumming her guitar by herself.



* Alexander Hamilton in ''TheDreamer''. His dad left his family when he was ten or eight years old, and two years later his mom died of yellow fever.

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* Alexander Hamilton in ''TheDreamer''.''Webcomic/TheDreamer''. His dad left his family when he was ten or eight years old, and two years later his mom died of yellow fever.
8th Mar '15 6:55:17 AM TheUnsquished
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* In ''{{Fans}}'', when it is learned that Alisin has an unknown blood disease which appears to be slowly killing her, the Worthingtons decide to give her whatever she wished for, including, when she rebelled against their over-protection, her freedom. While it seems that they continued to give her any money she asked for and poured vast sums of money into finding a cure, they otherwise had no part in her life afterwards. This is entirely in Alisin's BackStory; the only appearance which Senator Worthington makes at the time of the main story is on television, and Mrs. Worthington is seen only in flashbacks.

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* In ''{{Fans}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'', when it is learned that Alisin has an unknown blood disease which appears to be slowly killing her, the Worthingtons decide to give her whatever she wished for, including, when she rebelled against their over-protection, her freedom. While it seems that they continued to give her any money she asked for and poured vast sums of money into finding a cure, they otherwise had no part in her life afterwards. This is entirely in Alisin's BackStory; the only appearance which Senator Worthington makes at the time of the main story is on television, and Mrs. Worthington is seen only in flashbacks.



* In the first "season" of ''TheWotch,'' the families of the characters are quite absent. The second starts bringing them into scenes, though.
* Mostly subverted in ''DominicDeegan''. The title character's family is pretty solid; the only estranged child is Jacob, the oldest of the three, and that's because he used the youngest, Gregory, as part of a necromantic experiment which almost killed Greg and got him thrown out. Mr. and Mrs. Deegan are in their sixties and still very much in love with one another. The only borderline case is the [[BigScrewedUpFamily Travoria family]]. They started out as a whole family, but Mr. Travoria was killed by Mrs. Travoria, Mrs. Travoria was killed by a royal knight she picked a fight with (as she tried to [[OffingTheOffspring drive Luna to suicide]]), and the oldest sister, Amelia, was killed by a thief who tried to use his friend/partner as a pawn in a scheme to kill ''her'' husband and claim his vast riches.

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* In the first "season" of ''TheWotch,'' ''Webcomic/TheWotch,'' the families of the characters are quite absent. The second starts bringing them into scenes, though.
* Mostly subverted in ''DominicDeegan''.''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''. The title character's family is pretty solid; the only estranged child is Jacob, the oldest of the three, and that's because he used the youngest, Gregory, as part of a necromantic experiment which almost killed Greg and got him thrown out. Mr. and Mrs. Deegan are in their sixties and still very much in love with one another. The only borderline case is the [[BigScrewedUpFamily Travoria family]]. They started out as a whole family, but Mr. Travoria was killed by Mrs. Travoria, Mrs. Travoria was killed by a royal knight she picked a fight with (as she tried to [[OffingTheOffspring drive Luna to suicide]]), and the oldest sister, Amelia, was killed by a thief who tried to use his friend/partner as a pawn in a scheme to kill ''her'' husband and claim his vast riches.



* ''{{Megatokyo}}'''s Miho has no known relatives, and -- in fact -- lives in the back room of a dance club. [[EpilepticTrees Theories]] as to why this is range from: they died from whatever mysterious disease she currently suffers from to she ate them. Fred Gallagher has been less then helpful.
* Alluded to by Lance in GoldCoinComics.
* Most of the main characters in ''ErrantStory'' suffer from ParentalAbandonment. Jon and Sara's father was killed by assassins before their mother died of an illness, Meji's Elven father had a fling with her mother on a diplomatic visit [[spoiler: and later tried to have her killed upon learning he had fathered a Half-Elf]], and Ian's mother was apathetic and neglectful towards her children [[spoiler: until she killed herself and Evelyn in a fire]].
* Another ''TheWotch''-related example is Alex King from ''{{Cheer}}''. Her wealthy parents are still alive, they just don't seem to care. Early on it's revealed that she even receives her allowance by direct deposit, and a Christmas comic depicting the cheerleaders with their families shows her strumming her guitar by herself.

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* ''{{Megatokyo}}'''s ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'''s Miho has no known relatives, and -- in fact -- lives in the back room of a dance club. [[EpilepticTrees Theories]] as to why this is range from: they died from whatever mysterious disease she currently suffers from to she ate them. Fred Gallagher has been less then helpful.
* Alluded to by Lance in GoldCoinComics.
''Webcomic/GoldCoinComics''.
* Most of the main characters in ''ErrantStory'' ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' suffer from ParentalAbandonment. Jon and Sara's father was killed by assassins before their mother died of an illness, Meji's Elven father had a fling with her mother on a diplomatic visit [[spoiler: and later tried to have her killed upon learning he had fathered a Half-Elf]], and Ian's mother was apathetic and neglectful towards her children [[spoiler: until she killed herself and Evelyn in a fire]].
* Another ''TheWotch''-related ''Webcomic/TheWotch''-related example is Alex King from ''{{Cheer}}''. Her wealthy parents are still alive, they just don't seem to care. Early on it's revealed that she even receives her allowance by direct deposit, and a Christmas comic depicting the cheerleaders with their families shows her strumming her guitar by herself.



* The web comic ''CwensQuest'' starts off with the main character's father [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest/index.php?p=314161 throwing them off a cliff]] so they won't eventually fight with their new sibling. The main character's mother is never mentioned in the series.

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* The web comic ''CwensQuest'' ''Webcomic/CwensQuest'' starts off with the main character's father [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest/index.php?p=314161 throwing them off a cliff]] so they won't eventually fight with their new sibling. The main character's mother is never mentioned in the series.



* TheNoob parodies this role-playing cliche, when every role-player in the guild has the same tragic past, of having their family [[RapePillageAndBurn raped and murdered by the evil hordes]]. Cue a cutaway to said evil hordes, who are holding a list of other farms they still have to do today. One of them is so exhausted, he asks if they can at least skip the raping.
* ''{{Guttersnipe}}'' is a comic about an orphan girl that parodies "Little Rascal" style films.

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* TheNoob ''Webcomic/TheNoob'' parodies this role-playing cliche, when every role-player in the guild has the same tragic past, of having their family [[RapePillageAndBurn raped and murdered by the evil hordes]]. Cue a cutaway to said evil hordes, who are holding a list of other farms they still have to do today. One of them is so exhausted, he asks if they can at least skip the raping.
* ''{{Guttersnipe}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Guttersnipe}}'' is a comic about an orphan girl that parodies "Little Rascal" style films.



* Nastajia in ''TheDreamlandChronicles''

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* Nastajia in ''TheDreamlandChronicles''''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles''



* In ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Galatea grew up in a completely unloving environment, the closest thing she had to a father being a scientist who treated her as a lab animal. When she later spawned another creature like herself, she ended up abandoning her. When they are reunited, Galatea shows deep ''remorse'' at having been just as rotten a parent as as her "father."
* In ''VirtualPetPlanet'', Benny, the rabbit, is asked about his owner, but avoids the subject entirely.
* In ''{{Endstone}}'', after Jon tricks their daughter into helping him, Kyri rescues her and hands her off to her friends so that she can go fight Jon. When they are trapped in time, the daughter grows up without either of them.
* All of the Baker Street Irregulars in ''MayonakaDensha'' seem to be missing at least one parent. Tom's mother gave him up at a very young age, Hatsune's dad disappeared when she was five without so much as a goodbye, leaving her alone with a very cold and emotionless mother, and the whereabouts of Jack and Morris's parents are completely unknown.

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* In ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Galatea grew up in a completely unloving environment, the closest thing she had to a father being a scientist who treated her as a lab animal. When she later spawned another creature like herself, she ended up abandoning her. When they are reunited, Galatea shows deep ''remorse'' at having been just as rotten a parent as as her "father."
* In ''VirtualPetPlanet'', ''Webcomic/VirtualPetPlanet'', Benny, the rabbit, is asked about his owner, but avoids the subject entirely.
* In ''{{Endstone}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Endstone}}'', after Jon tricks their daughter into helping him, Kyri rescues her and hands her off to her friends so that she can go fight Jon. When they are trapped in time, the daughter grows up without either of them.
* All of the Baker Street Irregulars in ''MayonakaDensha'' ''Webcomic/MayonakaDensha'' seem to be missing at least one parent. Tom's mother gave him up at a very young age, Hatsune's dad disappeared when she was five without so much as a goodbye, leaving her alone with a very cold and emotionless mother, and the whereabouts of Jack and Morris's parents are completely unknown.



* In ''BlueYonder'', [[http://www.blueyondercomic.net/comics/1025805/blue-yonder-prologue-page-1/ Jared and his sister are alone at the beginning, their parents having already fallen to those chasing them.]]
* In ''{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/allfur-05/#.T2_A7tm6SuI All Fur describes her plight as this.]] It's a euphemism.
* [[EruditeStoner Gamzee]] of ''{{Homestuck}}'' developed his fondness for [[AlienCatnip Sopor Pies]] largely because his [[BizarreAlienBiology Lusus]] was always at sea. Terezi, on the other hand, had to raise herself because her Lusus had yet to hatch.

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* In ''BlueYonder'', ''Webcomic/BlueYonder'', [[http://www.blueyondercomic.net/comics/1025805/blue-yonder-prologue-page-1/ Jared and his sister are alone at the beginning, their parents having already fallen to those chasing them.]]
* In ''{{Erstwhile}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/allfur-05/#.T2_A7tm6SuI All Fur describes her plight as this.]] It's a euphemism.
* [[EruditeStoner Gamzee]] of ''{{Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' developed his fondness for [[AlienCatnip Sopor Pies]] largely because his [[BizarreAlienBiology Lusus]] was always at sea. Terezi, on the other hand, had to raise herself because her Lusus had yet to hatch.



* ButImACatPerson runs [[LonelyRichKid Miranda]] through multiple flavors of this. As a child, she has [[spoiler: a [[WhenYouComingHomeDad workaholic mother]] and a DisappearedDad]]; as a teenager, she has a MissingMom and an ArchnemesisDad.
* [[http://aiacrowd.com/ Alone In A Crowd]] has a particularly outrageous example. Hope's super-wealthy impulsive-gambler parents [[spoiler: literally and callously abandoned her, although only after finishing all the legal paperwork to allow her adoption by anyone who wanted her.]] This event drives much of the early plot in the comic.

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* ButImACatPerson ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'' runs [[LonelyRichKid Miranda]] through multiple flavors of this. As a child, she has [[spoiler: a [[WhenYouComingHomeDad workaholic mother]] and a DisappearedDad]]; as a teenager, she has a MissingMom and an ArchnemesisDad.
* [[http://aiacrowd.''[[http://aiacrowd.com/ Alone In A Crowd]] Crowd]]'' has a particularly outrageous example. Hope's super-wealthy impulsive-gambler parents [[spoiler: literally and callously abandoned her, although only after finishing all the legal paperwork to allow her adoption by anyone who wanted her.]] This event drives much of the early plot in the comic.



** Gil grew up without knowing anything about his parents. Even now we still know nothing about his mother. [[spoiler: It's stronly suggested that his mother is Zantabraxus, the Warrior Queen of Skifander.]]

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** Gil grew up without knowing anything about his parents. Even now we still know nothing about his mother. [[spoiler: It's stronly strongly suggested that his mother is Zantabraxus, the Warrior Queen of Skifander.]]
24th Jan '15 12:07:04 PM TheUnsquished
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* Jae Gu and his siblings in GirlsOfTheWild [[DisappearedDad lost their father]] to an illness at a young age. A few years later, their [[MissingMom mother abandoned]] them out of the stress of the situation, leaving Jae Gu to [[PromotionToParent raise his younger siblings]] and also forming a deep hatred for women.

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* Jae Gu and his siblings in GirlsOfTheWild ''Webcomic/GirlsOfTheWild'' [[DisappearedDad lost their father]] to an illness at a young age. A few years later, their [[MissingMom mother abandoned]] them out of the stress of the situation, leaving Jae Gu to [[PromotionToParent raise his younger siblings]] and also forming a deep hatred for women.
28th Nov '14 2:59:14 AM StFan
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* Flik's mother in ''{{Para-Ten}}'' seems to make a habit of this.

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* Flik's mother in ''{{Para-Ten}}'' ''Webcomic/ParaTen'' seems to make a habit of this.
12th Apr '14 1:15:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''CaptainBroadband'' has an unnamed sidekick whose parents seem to have no trouble leaving him home alone for long periods of time to go on holiday. They pay a [[DisproportionateRetribution rather unnecessary price]] when they get home to find an eight foot, three hundred pound man having moved himself in without permission.

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* ''CaptainBroadband'' ''Webcomic/CaptainBroadband'' has an unnamed sidekick whose parents seem to have no trouble leaving him home alone for long periods of time to go on holiday. They pay a [[DisproportionateRetribution rather unnecessary price]] when they get home to find an eight foot, three hundred pound man having moved himself in without permission.
9th Apr '14 11:51:18 AM Catbert
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** Jade was raised entirely by [[BigBadassWolf Bec]] after her [[RaisedByGrandparents grandfather]], who is technically her ectobiological father, died when she was young.

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** Jade was raised entirely by [[BigBadassWolf Bec]] Bec after her [[RaisedByGrandparents grandfather]], who is technically her ectobiological father, died when she was young.
31st Dec '13 3:58:59 PM Nohbody
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* Oddly rare to be played straight in ''Webcomic/{{Jack}}'', which deals mainly on death and the afterlife. When present, it's often played with.

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* Oddly rare to be played straight in ''Webcomic/{{Jack}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'', which deals mainly on death and the afterlife. When present, it's often played with.



** Little Megan in a late 2010 arc is stopped in time, thus inable to grow any older, yet lived with her parents until a family friend in the same situation took her away to protect her.

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** Little Megan in a late 2010 arc is stopped in time, thus inable unable to grow any older, yet lived with her parents until a family friend in the same situation took her away to protect her.
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