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** Isidro is an inversion of the trope, as he left his parents for some unexplained reason.



** Technically Guts actually does this to his own biological son he had with Casca [[spoiler: due it being a FetusTerrible mutated from Griffith’s demon seed when he raped Casca, which does justify why Guts willingly would shun or [[OffingTheOffspring try to kill his offspring]]. However Casca on the other hand actually loves her child eerily similar to Shisu loving Guts. When the Moonlight Boy (who is likely the embodiment of Guts and Casca child had it born normally) shows up both parents show care for him]].

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** Technically Guts actually does this to his own biological son he had with Casca [[spoiler: due it being a FetusTerrible mutated from by Griffith’s demon seed when he raped Casca, which does justify why Guts willingly would shun or [[OffingTheOffspring try to kill his offspring]]. However Casca it]]. Casca, on the other hand hand, actually loves her child eerily similar similarly to Shisu loving Guts. When the Moonlight Boy (who is likely the embodiment of Guts Guts' and Casca Casca's child had it been born normally) shows up up, both parents show care for him]].


** Guts' birth mother died before he was born - via execution by hanging. His birth father [[DisappearedDad is never mentioned.]] His adoptive mother, [[MissingMom Sys]], [[DisposableWoman died of the plague when he was very young]], and [[AbusiveParent Gambino]] - well, [[{{Jerkass}} we know enough about his deeds to the boy.]] Guts [[CallingTheOldManOut eventually calls his adoptive dad out]], [[SelfMadeOrphan though by accident.]]

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** Guts' birth mother died before he was born - via execution by hanging. His birth father [[DisappearedDad is never mentioned.]] His adoptive mother, [[MissingMom Sys]], Shisu]], [[DisposableWoman died of the plague when he was very young]], and [[AbusiveParent Gambino]] - well, [[{{Jerkass}} we know enough about his deeds to the boy.]] Guts [[CallingTheOldManOut eventually calls his adoptive dad out]], [[SelfMadeOrphan though by accident.]]



** Isidro is an inversion of the trope, as he left his parents for some reason.

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** Isidro is an inversion of the trope, as he left his parents for some unexplained reason.


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** Technically Guts actually does this to his own biological son he had with Casca [[spoiler: due it being a FetusTerrible mutated from Griffith’s demon seed when he raped Casca, which does justify why Guts willingly would shun or [[OffingTheOffspring try to kill his offspring]]. However Casca on the other hand actually loves her child eerily similar to Shisu loving Guts. When the Moonlight Boy (who is likely the embodiment of Guts and Casca child had it born normally) shows up both parents show care for him]].


* In ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' there are several cases. Andre's parents have passed away by the time he is 8, so he goes to live with his grandmother. Rosalie's adoptive mother passes away in an accident when Rosalie is a teenager- and Rosalie later finds out who her biological mother is, to her horror. Bernard's mother dies when he is 5. Robespierre's mother dies when he is young as well. Marie Antoinette's mother is still alive, but sends her away to France to get married when Antoinette is only 14 years old. Not much is known about Fersen's parents- though he is very close to his siblings.
** Majorly averted by Oscar, the protagonist, having both her biological parents outlive her! Also downplayed by Alain having his mother be alive until he is in his mid 20's.

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* In ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' ''Manga/TheRoseOfVersailles'' there are several cases. Andre's André's parents have passed away by the time he is 8, so he goes to live with his grandmother. Rosalie's adoptive mother passes away in an accident when Rosalie is a teenager- and Rosalie later finds out who her biological mother is, to her horror. Bernard's mother dies when he is 5. Robespierre's mother dies when he is young as well. Marie Antoinette's mother is still alive, but sends her away to France to get married when Antoinette is only 14 years old. Not much is known about Fersen's parents- though he is very close to his siblings.
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siblings. Majorly averted by Oscar, the protagonist, having both her biological parents outlive her! Also downplayed by Alain having his mother be alive until he is in his mid 20's.20s.


** Even major villain Big Mom, one of the Four Emperors, fell victim to this trope. [[spoiler:And like Nami, twice over: first, her real parents grudgingly abandoned her on Elbaf after they found themselves unable to deal with their daughter's monstrous strength any longer, then her ParentalSubstitute Mother Carmel disappeared without a trace one day. While she wasn't shown to be fazed about her parents' disappearance, Carmel vanishing had a hugely traumatic impact on her]].

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** Even major villain Big Mom, one of the Four Emperors, fell victim to this trope. [[spoiler:And like Nami, twice over: first, her real parents grudgingly abandoned her on Elbaf after they found themselves unable to deal with their daughter's monstrous strength any longer, then her ParentalSubstitute Mother Carmel disappeared without a trace one day.day (it's heavily implied that Big Mom [[NightmareFuel accidentally ate her]] without realizing it). While she wasn't shown to be fazed about her parents' disappearance, Carmel vanishing had a hugely traumatic impact on her]].


* Considering its [[{{Shonen}} genre]], with the exception of [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Frontier]], the Franchise/{{Digimon}} franchise subverts this trope. The parents not only play a supporting part helping their kids, they [[Anime/DigimonAdventure help develop the character]], [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 give one of the more]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming emotional aspects to the show]], [[Anime/DigimonTamers or attempt to rescue]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome their daughter from the]] BigBad.

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* Considering its [[{{Shonen}} genre]], with the exception of [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Frontier]], the Franchise/{{Digimon}} franchise subverts this trope. The parents not only play a supporting part helping their kids, they [[Anime/DigimonAdventure help develop the character]], [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 give one of the more]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming emotional aspects to the show]], show, [[Anime/DigimonTamers or attempt to rescue]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome rescue their daughter from the]] BigBad.


** Clemont, Bonnie and Mallow have fathers, but no mention of mothers.

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** Clemont, Clemont and Bonnie and Mallow have fathers, a father, but no mention of mothers.a mother. Mallow has a dad, but her mother died when she was little.


** Dawn, Serena, Lana and Lillie have mothers, but no mention of fathers (although in Lillie's case, her father is a character in the games, but he has yet to appear in the anime yet)

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** Dawn, Serena, Lana and Lillie have mothers, but no mention of fathers (although in Lillie's case, her father is a character in the games, but he has yet to appear in the anime yet)



** For completion's sake, Kiawe and Sophocles have both their parents, averting this trope.

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** For completion's sake, Kiawe Kiawe, Lana, and Sophocles have both their parents, averting this trope.


* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has a great example of non-dead parental abandonment. Amuro Rei's father Tem Rei is very much alive during the majority of the series (and might technically still be alive afterward), but he is a [[MadScientist man obsessed with his work]], and cares little about either his wife or son. By the time Amuro sees him again later in the series, he has gone quite mad after an accident. As for Amuro's mom, Kamaria, she lives on Earth, and is also likely still alive after series end for at least a while, but the two of them are especially estranged due to her extremely strict pacifistic principles (she called her own son a monster for killing a Zeon soldier in ''self-defense''). The novelization also implies that the real reason she didn't leave Earth with her husband was because she was having an affair.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has a great example of non-dead parental abandonment. Amuro Rei's Ray's father Tem Rei Ray is very much alive during the majority of the series (and might technically still be alive afterward), but he is a [[MadScientist man obsessed with his work]], and cares little about either his wife or son. By the time Amuro sees him again later in the series, he has gone quite mad after an accident. As for Amuro's mom, Kamaria, she lives on Earth, and is also likely still alive after series end for at least a while, but the two of them are especially estranged due to her extremely strict pacifistic principles (she called her own son a monster for killing a Zeon soldier in ''self-defense''). The novelization also implies that the real reason she didn't leave Earth with her husband was because she was having an affair.


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* This trope is part of Kamille's anger and untrustworthiness of adults in ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''. His parents, Franklin and Hilda, were members of the Titans and found themselves lost in their work (Franklin was cheating with Hilda with a mistress and Hilda dove into her work headfirst in anger). When Kamille joined the AEUG, the Titans used them as bargaining chips. [[spoiler:Jerid ends up accidentally murdering Hilda as he was told the capsule holding her was actually a bomb while Franklin is killed when he attempts to steal a Rick Dias and escape with it.]]

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* In ''Manga/HarukanaReceive'', Haruka moves to Okinawa from Tokyo because her mother is working overseas. Kanata's parents are both deceased.


** Yahiko's dad died in the war when he was a baby, his mother was an IllGirl who had to support herself and Yahiko until she passed away and he was adopted by gangsters who used him as a pickpocketer.

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** Yahiko's dad died in the war when he was a baby, his mother was an IllGirl who had then driven to prostitution to support herself and Yahiko until she passed away from syphilis, and he was adopted by gangsters who used him as a pickpocketer.


* ''Manga/CodeBreaker'': [[JerkAssFacade Ogami's]] parents were murdered; Toki's father is a heartless JerkAss (and also [[spoiler: Prime Minister of Japan and a leader of the Code: Breaker's EDEN organization]]) with no mention of a mom; [[GenkiGirl Sakura]] ''appears'' to be an aversion [[spoiler: but she's actually adopted and has no memory before the age of 5.]] [[CloudCuckooLander Yuuhi]] has no parents [[spoiler: and might not actually be human.]]

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* ''Manga/CodeBreaker'': [[JerkAssFacade Ogami's]] Ogami's parents were murdered; Toki's father is a heartless JerkAss (and also [[spoiler: Prime Minister of Japan and a leader of the Code: Breaker's EDEN organization]]) with no mention of a mom; [[GenkiGirl Sakura]] ''appears'' to be an aversion [[spoiler: but she's actually adopted and has no memory before the age of 5.]] [[CloudCuckooLander Yuuhi]] has no parents [[spoiler: and might not actually be human.]]

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** Fuka grew up in an orphanage, and no mention is ever made of what happened to her parents. Unlike most orphans in the series, she doesn't end up getting adopted (she does live with Nove, but their relationship is that of an employer and employee).


** Subverted, however, with May, the daughter of Caroline and Norman. This is probably intentional since it's the only normal family in the series, and since this is also true of the main character in the ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' games, on which May is based.

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** Subverted, Averted, however, with May, May and Max, the daughter children of Caroline and Norman. This is probably intentional since it's the only normal family in the series, and since Since this is also true of the main character in the ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' games, on which May is based.based,



** Most of the main characters have one or both parents who are never seen or mentioned.
** Subverted in the episode ''Having a Wailord of a Time!'' When the new trainer picks Mudkip as her starter, her father, feeling sorry for the Treeko left behind, decides to become a trainer alongside his daughter, taking Treeko as his starter.

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** Most of the main characters Dawn, Serena, Lana and Lillie have one or both parents who are never seen or mentioned.
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mothers, but no mention of fathers (although in Lillie's case, her father is a character in the episode ''Having a Wailord of a Time!'' When games, but he has yet to appear in the new trainer picks Mudkip as her starter, her father, feeling sorry anime yet)
** Clemont, Bonnie and Mallow have fathers, but no mention of mothers.
** Misty, Tracey, Iris and Cilan have no mention of either parents. Tracey and Iris have no mention of any other relatives
for the Treeko left behind, decides to become a trainer alongside his daughter, taking Treeko as his starter.that matter, while Misty and Cilan at least have siblings.
** For completion's sake, Kiawe and Sophocles have both their parents, averting this trope.

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** Goku and Raditz's mother Gine finally appears in ''Dragon Ball Minus'', the bonus story of Manga/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman.


** Jessie's parentage has never been referenced in the anime itself but ''The Birth Of Mewtwo'' radio drama expanded on it. Her father is never mentioned, but her mother was a member of Team Rocket named "Miyamoto". She gave up Jessie up to foster care to give her a better upbringing but wanted to take her back in when she gained enough money. She went looking for Mew twenty years ago in the Andes mountains but hasn't returned. She ''still'' [[AbortedArc hasn't returned]] after nearly twenty real-world years.

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** Jessie's parentage has never been referenced in the anime itself but ''The ''[[Radio/PokemonTheBirthOfMewtwo The Birth Of Mewtwo'' Mewtwo]]'' radio drama expanded on it. Her father is never mentioned, but her mother was a member of Team Rocket named "Miyamoto". She gave up Jessie up to foster care to give her a better upbringing but wanted to take her back in when she gained enough money. She went looking for Mew twenty years ago in the Andes mountains but hasn't returned. She ''still'' [[AbortedArc hasn't returned]] after nearly twenty real-world years.

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