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* Zig-zagged in the ''[[Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]] '' franchise. In the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender original show]], Sokka and Katara’s paternal grandmother is raising them but the rest of their grandparents are unaccounted for. Since their grandmother gets remarried, their grandfather had presumably passed away sometime before the show started. Zuko and Azula’s grandparents aren’t around but that’s partially because their dad had his dad killed. Their mom wasn’t allowed to talk to her family after she got married but when she gets to go back home, she finds out they‘ve passed away. Their maternal grandmother isn’t ever mentioned. Toph’s grandparents also go unmentioned. Aang comes from a society with NoBloodTies so it’s not like he ever knew his anyway. In the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra second show]], Korra’s grandparents aren’t around. Her paternal grandfather gets briefly mentioned. Her friends also zig-zag this. Mako and Bolin don’t get to meet their dad’s extended family until the third season but they do have one living grandparent, Grandma Yin. Their grandfather has already passed away but they never meet their mom’s family. Asami’s parents are/were seemingly her only family. Most of the original show’s characters get live to see their grandkids. Aang is the only one who doesn’t. Katara and Aang have four grandkids and she’s close to them. We don’t ever see them interact but Zuko was around for his grandkids’ childhood and is close to them as adults. [[note]] He has a granddaughter whom they couldn’t fit into the show itself but she’s been confirmed to exist [[/note]]. Toph has five and lived with them when they were kids. Toph’s parents were also around until at least her older daughter Lin’s early twenties as she sends her younger daughter, Suyin, to live with them when she gets in trouble.

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* Zig-zagged in the ''[[Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]] '' franchise. In the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender original show]], Sokka and Katara’s paternal grandmother is raising them but the rest of their grandparents are unaccounted for. Since their grandmother gets remarried, their grandfather had presumably passed away sometime before the show started. Zuko and Azula’s grandparents aren’t around but that’s partially because their dad had his dad killed. Their mom wasn’t allowed to talk to her family after she got married but when she gets to go back home, she finds out they‘ve passed away. Their maternal paternal grandmother isn’t ever mentioned.just gets mentioned in passing. Toph’s grandparents also go unmentioned. Aang comes from a society with NoBloodTies so it’s not like he ever knew his anyway. In the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra second show]], Korra’s grandparents aren’t around. Her paternal grandfather gets briefly mentioned. Her friends also zig-zag this. Mako and Bolin don’t get to meet their dad’s extended family until the third season but they do have one living grandparent, Grandma Yin. Their grandfather has already passed away but they never meet their mom’s family. Asami’s parents are/were seemingly her only family. Most of the original show’s characters get live to see their grandkids. Aang is the only one who doesn’t. Katara and Aang have four grandkids and she’s close to them. We don’t ever see them interact but Zuko was around for his grandkids’ childhood and is close to them as adults. [[note]] He has a granddaughter whom they couldn’t fit into the show itself but she’s been confirmed to exist [[/note]]. Toph has five and lived with them when they were kids. Toph’s parents were also around until at least her older daughter Lin’s early twenties as she sends her younger daughter, Suyin, to live with them when she gets in trouble.

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* Zig-zagged in the ''[[Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]] '' franchise. In the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender original show]], Sokka and Katara’s paternal grandmother is raising them but the rest of their grandparents are unaccounted for. Since their grandmother gets remarried, their grandfather had presumably passed away sometime before the show started. Zuko and Azula’s grandparents aren’t around but that’s partially because their dad had his dad killed. Their mom wasn’t allowed to talk to her family after she got married but when she gets to go back home, she finds out they‘ve passed away. Their maternal grandmother isn’t ever mentioned. Toph’s grandparents also go unmentioned. Aang comes from a society with NoBloodTies so it’s not like he ever knew his anyway. In the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra second show]], Korra’s grandparents aren’t around. Her paternal grandfather gets briefly mentioned. Her friends also zig-zag this. Mako and Bolin don’t get to meet their dad’s extended family until the third season but they do have one living grandparent, Grandma Yin. Their grandfather has already passed away but they never meet their mom’s family. Asami’s parents are/were seemingly her only family. Most of the original show’s characters get live to see their grandkids. Aang is the only one who doesn’t. Katara and Aang have four grandkids and she’s close to them. We don’t ever see them interact but Zuko was around for his grandkids’ childhood and is close to them as adults. [[note]] He has a granddaughter whom they couldn’t fit into the show itself but she’s been confirmed to exist [[/note]]. Toph has five and lived with them when they were kids. Toph’s parents were also around until at least her older daughter Lin’s early twenties as she sends her younger daughter, Suyin, to live with them when she gets in trouble.


* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents (or parents, for that matter) are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents naturally had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so by the time that a person would become a parent themselves, their own parents would no longer be a part of their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who anyone's parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never see a reason to do so.

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* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents (or parents, for that matter) are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents naturally had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so by the time that a person would become a parent themselves, their own parents would no longer be a part of their lives.lives or be considered family. The Giver points out that such information (who anyone's parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never see a reason to do so.


* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents (or parents, for that matter) are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents naturally had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so by the time a person was old enough to be given children, their own parents would no longer be a part of their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who anyone's parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never see a reason to do so.

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* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents (or parents, for that matter) are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents naturally had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so by the time that a person was old enough to be given children, would become a parent themselves, their own parents would no longer be a part of their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who anyone's parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never see a reason to do so.


* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so by the time a person had children of their own, their own parents would no longer be a part of their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who anyone's parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never see a reason to do so.

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* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents (or parents, for that matter) are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents naturally had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so by the time a person had children of their own, was old enough to be given children, their own parents would no longer be a part of their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who anyone's parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never see a reason to do so.


** An exception is also Harry's godchild Edward Lupin who grows up with his maternal grandmother Andromeda because he is orphaned shortly after his birth. However, Andromeda is probably also the only grandparent left; his maternal grandfather and namesake, Edward Sr., died several months before he was born; his paternal grandmother, Hope, died before Voldemort's first defeat; and his paternal grandfather, Lyall, is completely unaccounted for.

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** An exception is also Harry's godchild Edward Teddy Lupin who grows up with his maternal grandmother Andromeda because he is orphaned shortly after his birth. However, Andromeda is probably also the only grandparent left; left: his maternal grandfather and namesake, Edward Sr., Ted Tonks, died several months before he was born; born, his paternal grandmother, Hope, died before Voldemort's first defeat; defeat, and his paternal grandfather, Lyall, is completely unaccounted for.

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** Justified with Amitie and Kyire in the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaReflection Reflection]]''[=/=]''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaDetonation Detonation]]'' duology. All four of their grandparents are explicitly dead, having been members of the Planet Restoration Committe (who were slaughtered to the last man 40 years before the events of the movies).


*** For a time in the pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} days, Dick had his Aunt Harriet Cooper. She was later used in the [[Series/{{Batman}} TV show]].

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*** For a time in the pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} days, Dick had his Aunt Harriet Cooper. She was later used in the [[Series/{{Batman}} [[Series/Batman1966 TV show]].


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** In the ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' movie, Matt Murdock's father dies, and he's immediately bundled off to an orphanage. No mention of his father's or mother's parents. (The comic doesn't have them either, but Matt is over eighteen at the time, so it's a less obvious omission.) It's implied in the ''Battlin' Jack Murdock'' mini that his mother's [[spoiler:father didn't approve of her relationship with Jack Murdock, so she abandoned Matt and left to become a nun. Matt's maternal family may not even know he exists, and if they do, they may not care.]]

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** * In the ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' movie, Matt Murdock's father dies, and he's immediately bundled off to an orphanage. No mention of his father's or mother's parents. (The comic doesn't have them either, but Matt is over eighteen at the time, so it's a less obvious omission.) It's implied in the ''Battlin' Jack Murdock'' mini that his mother's [[spoiler:father didn't approve of her relationship with Jack Murdock, so she abandoned Matt and left to become a nun. Matt's maternal family may not even know he exists, and if they do, they may not care.]]



* Literature/HarryPotter was born when his parents were 20 and shortly afterwards was left with only one surviving family member in his Aunt Petunia. Apparently all four of his grandparents had died, and WordOfGod was that James' parents specifically were quite old when they had him, and get brief mention as Sirius refers to James' parents taking him in when he ran away, and we get about a sentence mention of Lily's parents' reaction to Platform Nine and Three Quarters.
** Neville Longbottom is the only character known to have a living grandparent.
** Draco actually had a living great-grandfather until he was ten. Pollux Black (Narcissa's paternal grandfather) was alive until 1990. Pollux's wife Irma Crabbe might also have been alive during Draco's childhood as well.
** An exception is also Harry's godchild Ted Lupin who grows up with his grandmother Andromeda because he is orphaned shortly after his birth. However, his grandmother is probably his only living relative since his maternal grandfather (Tonks's father) dies some time before his birth. Lupin doesn't seem to have living parents (who would be Ted's paternal grandparents), but it has neither been confirmed or dismissed.
** It's been confirmed on Pottermore that Remus' mother Hope died sometime before Voldemort attacked the Potters. No confirmation on his father Lyall though.
*** Given that Remus was bitten because Lyall insulted a werewolf (specifically the psychotic criminal Fenrir), it would be safe to assume he was killed.

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* Literature/HarryPotter ''Literature/HarryPotter'' rarely mentions grandparents. Which is strange, since WizardsLiveLonger.
** The titular character
was born when his parents were 20 21 and shortly afterwards was left with only one surviving family member in his Aunt Petunia. Apparently all four of his grandparents had died, and died; WordOfGod was that James' parents specifically were quite old when they had him, and get brief mention as him. Sirius refers to mentions that he was taken in by James' parents taking him in when he ran away, away and we get about a sentence mention of Lily's parents' reaction to Platform Nine and Three Quarters.
** Neville Longbottom is the only character known a notable aversion, as he was [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by his paternal grandmother]], Augusta. His parents are actually still alive, but [[SanitySlippage they are in no condition to have a living grandparent.
raise him]].
** Draco actually Malfoy is another aversion, as his maternal grandfather, Cygnus Black, lives until he is 12 years old, around the events of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets''. In fact, Draco had a living great-grandfather ''great''-grandfather until he was ten. Pollux Black (Narcissa's paternal grandfather) was alive until 1990. Pollux's wife Irma Crabbe might also have been alive during Draco's childhood as well.
10: Cygnus' father, Pollux, who died in 1990.
** An exception is also Harry's godchild Ted Edward Lupin who grows up with his maternal grandmother Andromeda because he is orphaned shortly after his birth. However, his grandmother Andromeda is probably his also the only living relative since grandparent left; his maternal grandfather (Tonks's father) dies some time and namesake, Edward Sr., died several months before he was born; his birth. Lupin doesn't seem to have living parents (who would be Ted's paternal grandparents), but it has neither been confirmed or dismissed.
** It's been confirmed on Pottermore that Remus' mother Hope
grandmother, Hope, died sometime before Voldemort attacked the Potters. No confirmation on Voldemort's first defeat; and his father Lyall though.
*** Given that Remus was bitten because Lyall insulted a werewolf (specifically the psychotic criminal Fenrir), it would be safe to assume he was killed.
paternal grandfather, Lyall, is completely unaccounted for.



** Still true a generation later, in Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild. Characters a generation older than Harry (e.g. Lucius Malfoy, Arthur Weasley) are absent from the play.

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** Still true a generation later, in Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild.''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild''. Characters a generation older than Harry (e.g. Lucius Malfoy, Arthur Weasley) are absent from the play. However, Lucius is at least mentioned to have been around Scorpius when he grew up.



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* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have a parental role for their adult children or be heavily involved in their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who anyone's parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never see a reason to do so.

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* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have by the time a parental role for their adult person had children or of their own, their own parents would no longer be heavily involved in a part of their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who anyone's parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never see a reason to do so.


* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have a parental role for their adult children or be heavily involved in their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who any individual's parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never think or see a reason to do so.

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* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have a parental role for their adult children or be heavily involved in their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who any individual's anyone's parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never think or never see a reason to do so.


* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have a parental role for their adult children or be heavily involved in their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who your parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never think or see a reason to do so.

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* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have a parental role for their adult children or be heavily involved in their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who your parents' any individual's parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never think or see a reason to do so.


* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have a parental role for their adult children or be heavily involved in their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who your parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never think/be inclined to do so.

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* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have a parental role for their adult children or be heavily involved in their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who your parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never think/be inclined think or see a reason to do so.


* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. Technically everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have a parental role for their adult children or be heavily involved in their lives. The Giver points out that such information is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never think/be inclined to do so.

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* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. Technically As far as the families they were raised in, everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have a parental role for their adult children or be heavily involved in their lives. The Giver points out that such information (who your parents' parents were) is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never think/be inclined to do so.


* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. Technically everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have a parental role for their adult children. The Giver points out that such information is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never think/be inclined to do so.

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* {{Enforced}} to some degree in ''Literature/TheGiver''. Since there are NoBloodTies, nobody knows who their biological grandparents are. Technically everyone's parents had parents, but parenting and being a nuclear family are seen as a phase of life rather than a lifelong connection, so parents wouldn't continue to have a parental role for their adult children.children or be heavily involved in their lives. The Giver points out that such information is public record and one ''could'' look it up if they were so inclined, but since their culture doesn't place any significance on these relationships, most people would never think/be inclined to do so.

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