History PlayingWith / DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou

20th Feb '15 10:34:21 PM VPhantom
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* '''Played For Laughs''':
** Alice's father never even intended to abandon her, it was largely the result of his perpetual bad luck. Alice keeps missing out on reconciling and blaming her father wrongly.
** See also "Parodied".

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* '''Played For Laughs''':
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Laughs''': Alice's father never even intended to abandon her, it was largely the result of his perpetual bad luck. Alice keeps missing out on reconciling and blaming her father wrongly.
** See also "Parodied".
wrongly.
20th Feb '15 9:22:47 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison at the time... for abusing her as a baby... but he was wrongly convicted. However he turns out to be the BigBad, but makes a HeelFaceTurn...



* '''Invoked''': A spy pretends to be her dead father in order to get close to her and get her to defect.
* '''Exploited''': Bob doesn't want to take care of his daughter Alice, and thus finds what other people would consider an acceptable reason for abandoning her and does it.

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* '''Invoked''': A spy pretends to be her dead father in order to get close to her and get her to defect.
* '''Exploited''':
Bob doesn't want to take care of his daughter Alice, and thus finds what other people would consider an acceptable reason for abandoning her and does it.it.
* '''Exploited''': A spy pretends to be her dead father in order to get close to her and get her to defect.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison at the time... for abusing her as a baby... but he was wrongly convicted. However he turns out to be the BigBad, but makes a HeelFaceTurn...



%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''':
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18th Mar '14 4:08:54 PM ASHDEVIL
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Bob doesn't want to take care of his daughter Alice, and thus finds what other people would consider an acceptable reason for abandoning her and does it.
31st Dec '13 9:07:17 PM whiteladydragon00
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* '''Downplayed''': Alice's dad is away on work trips a lot. He's not gone, but he's not rally there either. However, no matter how much he wants to stay home with Alice, he has to go on those trips or he loses his job.

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* '''Downplayed''': Alice's dad is away on work trips a lot. He's not gone, but he's not rally really there either. However, no matter how much he wants to stay home with Alice, he has to go on those trips or he loses his job.
16th Oct '13 6:09:10 PM malonkey1
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Alice's dad is away on work trips a lot. He's not gone, but he's not rally there either. However, no matter how much he wants to stay home with Alice, he has to go on those trips or he loses his job.
27th May '13 12:24:25 PM BibsDibs
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Added DiffLines:

** Alice thinks her dad had a good reason for leaving her, but it turns out his motives were purely selfish.
29th Dec '12 9:00:43 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



** Alice has angst from NOT being left behind and being caught up in the hectic, dangerous lifestyle.

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** Alice has angst from NOT being left behind and being caught up in the hectic, dangerous lifestyle.



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The excuse for the abandonment wasn't really good enough to justify it. The parent failed to TakeAThirdOption, a fact that is repeatedly {{lampshaded}}. When child and parent attempt to reconcile, it goes awry and the relationship becomes even more dysfunctional than before.
** Alternately, the reason for the abandonment ''was'' good enough to justify it. Just because it was done for what really '''is''' a good reason will do nothing to make reconciliation easier, nor the relationship less dysfunctional. Just because it might well have been the best option will not prevent regrets on the parental side, nor the child from feeling that the parent ''ought'' to have [[TakeAThirdOption taken a third option]] no matter '''how''' good the evidence is that the best option was taken.
* '''Reconstructed''': The former child and parent realize that neither is perfect and agree to start over.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison at the time... for abusing her as a baby... but he was wrongly convicted. However he turns out to be the BigBad, but makes a HeelFaceTurn...

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* '''Deconstructed''':
** The excuse for the abandonment wasn't really good enough to justify it. The parent failed to TakeAThirdOption, a fact that is repeatedly {{lampshaded}}. When child and parent attempt to reconcile, it goes awry and the relationship becomes even more dysfunctional than before.
** Alternately, the reason for the abandonment ''was'' good enough to justify it. Just because it was done for what really '''is''' a good reason will do nothing to make reconciliation easier, nor the relationship less dysfunctional. Just because it might well have been the best option will not prevent regrets on the parental side, nor the child from feeling that the parent ''ought'' to have [[TakeAThirdOption taken a third option]] no matter '''how''' good the evidence is that the best option was taken.
* '''Reconstructed''': The former child and parent realize that neither is perfect and agree to start over.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison at the time... for abusing her as a baby... but he was wrongly convicted. However he turns out to be the BigBad, but makes a HeelFaceTurn...???



** "Alice, I knew your father, and I'm sure he didn't just leave you for no reason."

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** "Alice, I knew your father, and I'm sure he didn't just leave you for no reason."reason".



* '''Invoked''': A spy pretends to be her dead father in order to get close to her and get her to defect.

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* '''Invoked''': A spy pretends to be her dead father in order to get close to her and get her to defect.



* '''Discussed''': "What's with 'heroes' claiming to have good reasons to abandon to their children? It sounds like the author either has daddy issues or they're feeling guilty about abandoning their own kids."
* '''Conversed''': "I'll bet Alice is going to find out it wasn't her father's fault."

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* '''Discussed''': "What's with 'heroes' claiming to have good reasons to abandon to their children? It sounds like the author either has daddy issues or they're feeling guilty about abandoning their own kids."
kids".
* '''Conversed''': "I'll bet Alice is going to find out it wasn't her father's fault."fault".
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The excuse for the abandonment wasn't really good enough to justify it. The parent failed to TakeAThirdOption, a fact that is repeatedly {{lampshaded}}. When child and parent attempt to reconcile, it goes awry and the relationship becomes even more dysfunctional than before.
** Alternately, the reason for the abandonment ''was'' good enough to justify it. Just because it was done for what really '''is''' a good reason will do nothing to make reconciliation easier, nor the relationship less dysfunctional. Just because it might well have been the best option will not prevent regrets on the parental side, nor the child from feeling that the parent ''ought'' to have [[TakeAThirdOption taken a third option]] no matter '''how''' good the evidence is that the best option was taken.
* '''Reconstructed''': The former child and parent realize that neither is perfect and agree to start over.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison at the time... for abusing her as a baby... but he was wrongly convicted. However he turns out to be the BigBad, but makes a HeelFaceTurn...



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
28th May '12 9:26:52 AM Telcontar
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* '''Justified''': Alice's parents abandoned her to protect her from their enemies.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Alice's parents abandoned her to protect her from their enemies.



* '''Inverted''': Alice's father angsts over Alice running away.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Alice's father angsts over Alice running away.



* '''Deconstructed''': The excuse for the abandonment wasn't really good enough to justify it. The parent failed to TakeAThirdOption, a fact that is repeatedly {{lampshaded}}. When child and parent attempt to reconcile, it goes awry and the relationship becomes even more dysfunctional than before.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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The excuse for the abandonment wasn't really good enough to justify it. The parent failed to TakeAThirdOption, a fact that is repeatedly {{lampshaded}}. When child and parent attempt to reconcile, it goes awry and the relationship becomes even more dysfunctional than before.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Alice, I knew your father, and I'm sure he didn't just leave you for no reason."

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
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"Alice, I knew your father, and I'm sure he didn't just leave you for no reason."



* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice's father never even intended to abandon her, it was largely the result of his perpetual bad luck. Alice keeps missing out on reconciling and blaming her father wrongly.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Laughs''':
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Alice's father never even intended to abandon her, it was largely the result of his perpetual bad luck. Alice keeps missing out on reconciling and blaming her father wrongly.
9th Apr '12 1:17:07 PM Catbert
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* '''Exaggerated''': After a happy early childhood, Alice was suddenly left at an orphanage for no apparent reason, and lived a life of terrible hardship and abuse. She later finds out that had her parents not left her, she'd have been murdered by the villain, and her parents were {{MIB}} agents who died [[AmericaSavesTheDay saving the world]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': After a happy early childhood, Alice was suddenly left at an orphanage for no apparent reason, and lived a life of terrible hardship and abuse. She later finds out that had her parents not left her, she'd have been murdered by the villain, and her parents were {{MIB}} TheMenInBlack agents who died [[AmericaSavesTheDay saving the world]].
2nd Sep '11 6:26:40 AM lambrequinprincess
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* '''Straight''':
** Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison for a minor crime, and her mother didn't want to tell her.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** After a happy early childhood, Alice was suddenly left at an orphanage for no apparent reason, and lived a life of terrible hardship and abuse. She later finds out that had her parents not left her, she'd have been murdered by the villain, and her parents were {{MIB}} agents who died [[AmericaSavesTheDay saving the world]].
* '''Justified''':
** Alice's parents abandoned her to protect her from their enemies.

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* '''Straight''':
**
'''Straight''': Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison for a minor crime, and her mother didn't want to tell her.
* '''Exaggerated''':
**
'''Exaggerated''': After a happy early childhood, Alice was suddenly left at an orphanage for no apparent reason, and lived a life of terrible hardship and abuse. She later finds out that had her parents not left her, she'd have been murdered by the villain, and her parents were {{MIB}} agents who died [[AmericaSavesTheDay saving the world]].
* '''Justified''':
**
'''Justified''': Alice's parents abandoned her to protect her from their enemies.



* '''Inverted''':
** Alice's father angsts over Alice running away.

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* '''Inverted''':
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'''Inverted''': Alice's father angsts over Alice running away.



* '''Subverted''':
** Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison at the time... for abusing her as a baby.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison at the time... for abusing her as a baby... but he was wrongly convicted.
* '''Parodied''':
** Alice is eight years old and angsts over parental abandonment when it's only been 3 hours and she was left with a BadlyBatteredBabysitter.
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The excuse for the abandonment wasn't really good enough to justify it. The parent failed to TakeAThirdOption, a fact that is repeatedly {{lampshaded}}. When child and parent attempt to reconcile, it goes awry and the relationship becomes even more disfunctional than before.
*** Alternately, the reason for the abandonment ''was'' good enough to justify it. Just because it was done for what really '''is''' a good reason will do nothing to make reconciliation easier, nor the relationship less dysfunctional. Just because it might well have been the best option will not prevent regrets on the parental side, nor the child from feeling that the parent ''ought'' to have [[TakeAThirdOption taken a third option]] no matter '''how''' good the evidence is that the best option was taken.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The former child and parent realize that neither is perfect and agree to start over.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison at the time... for abusing her as a baby... but he was wrongly convicted. However he turns out to be the BigBad, but makes a HeelFaceTurn, ....
* '''Averted''':
** Alice was never abandoned by her parents, and had a relatively anst - free childhood.
* '''Enforced''': In order to allow the SatisfiedStreetRat to end up as king, the producers decided that his parents will have to be the rightful rulers and thus must've had a good reason to abandon him since otherwise the parents would be morallt questionable, which doesn't sit well for G - rated fairytales.
* '''Lampshaded''':
** "Alice, I knew your father, and I'm sure he didn't just leave you for no reason."

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* '''Subverted''':
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'''Subverted''': Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison at the time... for abusing her as a baby.
* '''Double Subverted''':
**
Subverted''': Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison at the time... for abusing her as a baby... but he was wrongly convicted.
* '''Parodied''':
**
'''Parodied''': Alice is eight years old and angsts over parental abandonment when it's only been 3 hours and she was left with a BadlyBatteredBabysitter.
* '''Deconstructed''':
**
'''Deconstructed''': The excuse for the abandonment wasn't really good enough to justify it. The parent failed to TakeAThirdOption, a fact that is repeatedly {{lampshaded}}. When child and parent attempt to reconcile, it goes awry and the relationship becomes even more disfunctional dysfunctional than before.
*** ** Alternately, the reason for the abandonment ''was'' good enough to justify it. Just because it was done for what really '''is''' a good reason will do nothing to make reconciliation easier, nor the relationship less dysfunctional. Just because it might well have been the best option will not prevent regrets on the parental side, nor the child from feeling that the parent ''ought'' to have [[TakeAThirdOption taken a third option]] no matter '''how''' good the evidence is that the best option was taken.
* '''Reconstructed''':
**
'''Reconstructed''': The former child and parent realize that neither is perfect and agree to start over.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
**
Zagged''': Alice thought her father didn't love her because he disappeared when she was a child. Later, she finds out he was in prison at the time... for abusing her as a baby... but he was wrongly convicted. However he turns out to be the BigBad, but makes a HeelFaceTurn, ....
HeelFaceTurn...
* '''Averted''':
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'''Averted''': Alice was never abandoned by her parents, and had a relatively anst angst - free childhood.
* '''Enforced''': In order to allow the SatisfiedStreetRat to end up as king, the producers decided that his parents will have to be the rightful rulers and thus must've had a good reason to abandon him since otherwise the parents would be morallt morally questionable, which doesn't sit well for G - rated fairytales.
* '''Lampshaded''':
**
'''Lampshaded''': "Alice, I knew your father, and I'm sure he didn't just leave you for no reason."



* '''Conversed''':
** "I'll bet Alice is going to find out it wasn't her father's fault."
* '''Played For Laughs''':
** Alice's father never even intended to abandon her, it was largely the result of his perpetual bad luck. Alice keeps missing out on reconciling and blaming her father wrongly.

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* '''Conversed''':
**
'''Conversed''': "I'll bet Alice is going to find out it wasn't her father's fault."
* '''Played For Laughs''':
**
Laughs''': Alice's father never even intended to abandon her, it was largely the result of his perpetual bad luck. Alice keeps missing out on reconciling and blaming her father wrongly.
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