Quotes / Missing Mom

"Did the Disney company just commit matricide when the child is born?"

...the father is never around and the mother died of the fatal off-camera disease..."
The Nostalgia Critic, review of Mr. Nanny

"I think about how it ain't fair
That you weren't there to braid my hair, like mothers do
You weren't around to cheer me on,
Help me dress for my high school prom, like mothers do
Did you think I didn't need you here?
To hold my hand, to dry my tears?
Did you even miss me through the years at all?"
Kellie Pickler, "I Wonder"

It's so lovely that you're sharing.
No, really, I'm all ears.
But where has all this caring been
For sixteen years?
Natalie, Next to Normal

Then, a daughter is born, and he names her Odette. (There’s no mention of Odette’s mother ever in the movie. Period. Odette is one of those babies that appears out of thin air. It’s amazing.)

Asuka: So your mother...
Shinji: Died. I guess around the time that my dad and I came to the U. S.
Asuka: How... did she die...?
Shinji: I don't know. I don't remember much about that time.
Asuka: Your father didn't tell you?
Shinji: He doesn't talk about it. Or her... Now I have to wait the rest of my life to see her... And I have to wait that long to see my father, for that matter...

Reader: Why is the death rate of mothers in the OP world so high? (Rouge [Ace's mother; he and his father Gold Roger are dead, too], Olvia [Robin's mother; Robin's father is also presumed dead], Usopp's mother [Banchina], Russian [Senor Pink's wife; implied to have died in a coma, not long after their son Gimlet succumbed to illness], Bellemere [Nami and Nojiko's adoptive mother], Vivi's mother [Nefeltari Titi], Shirahoshi's [Queen Otohime], Law's mother [not to mention his father and sister Lamy], Scarlet [Rebecca's mother; there's strong implications her mother is also dead])
Oda: It's because the opposite of 'adventure' is 'mother'.
One Piece, Volume 78 SBSnote