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1[[quoteright:350:[[Anime/KotouraSan https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shot0214.jpeg]]]] [[caption-width-right:350:Kumiko Kotoura, [[SarcasmMode Mother of the Year]].]]----%%%%%%%% Examples have been alphabetized. Please maintain this when adding future examples. Thanks!%% Inverted examples go to YoureNotMyFather instead.%%%%* ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'': [[spoiler:Minagi's mother]] does this, although to be completely fair [[spoiler:this was after the dream she had about the time she miscarried Michiru caused her to ever forget she had a daughter,]] and they make up later.* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':** As a child, Historia Reiss desperately wanted acknowledgment and affection from her distant mother. On the one occasion when Historia dared to approach her mother, the woman struck her violently and stated she wished she had the courage to kill "that thing". ** After years of dreaming about meeting his father, [[spoiler:Reiner Braun]] finally went to see the man. His father screamed in his face, accusing him of being there for revenge and stated his SecretOtherFamily would be in danger if anyone found out about [[MixedAncestry it]]. The man then called him a monster and slammed the door in his face before he could manage to get a word out.* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': [[UptownGirl Nadeshiko Kinomoto]] was cut off from her highly wealthy family after she married a poor, humble student-teacher and the protagonist's father; more hatred was directed at the husband both for being of a lower class and because [[AgeGapRomance she was a school student when she married him]], but she was disowned anyway. Interestingly, she wasn't upset with this, and her living family, especially her cousin, talk of her as if she were a saint.* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':** Lelouch gives up his claim to the Brittanian Imperial Throne in outrage after his father, the Emperor, shows complete indifference to his mother and sister, who were killed and crippled respectively. The Emperor then verbally declares his ten-year-old son always dead from the moment he was born, before sending Lelouch and his sister to Japan to serve as hostages, meant to be killed if Brittania ever invades. Less than a year later, Brittania ''does'' invade, and (as far as the Emperor knows) condemns his children to death. However, out of all his children, [[spoiler:the Emperor actually liked Lelouch and Nunnally the most and sent them over to Japan for their safety. ''The Nightmare of Nunnally'' reshapes them into more sympathetic characters, as well.]] ** Inverted when [[spoiler:Lelouch accidentally forces princess Euphemia to commit genocide against the Japanese population, an act which causes the Japanese people to rise up in open revolt, giving Lelouch the chance to drive Brittania out of Japan once and for all. His father's reaction to this? ''Ha! Finally, an act which proves him worthy to be my son!'']]* ''Manga/CountCain'': PlayedForLaughs and [[PlayedForDrama drama]] during the Red Ram arc, when Oscar is introduced initially as one of Emmeline's suitors. He takes Mary off on a trip fairly late in the story, when it's become pretty clear UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper is one of the people in the story, and when Cain telephones the baron Oscar said was his father to ask if he knows where his son is right now he gets "there's no one called Oscar in this household." Cain understandably ''freaks''. After everything is sorted out with the real culprit and Cain has lost another LoveInterest, Oscar's line when confronted is the spectacularly unclear "Aargh! That old bastard denied I was his son?" As it turns out, Oscar was pretty-much-disowned for being useless and dissolute and getting kicked out of college repeatedly after his fiancee died. No reconciliation is ever shown, but then apart from coming under suspicion over the Rose Scar thing, Oscar is a comic relief character for the rest of the series.* ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'': This is [[BigBad King Jikochuu]]'s first reaction when [[DaddysLittleVillain Regina]] doesn't want to destroy the human world for him. His second reaction is [[spoiler:[[ElectricTorture casting a thunder on her]]]]. When he wants her to come back to him, she reminds him of what he said to her. He "apologizes" for that. Though, it's obvious his apology is not meant seriously. [[spoiler:He [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashes her]]]].* ''Manga/FairyTail'':** Invoked in Chapter 491: [[spoiler:Irene [[BalefulPolymorph transforms Hisui into a mouse]], intending for her father to be disgusted by his daughter's new form and throw her away. The exact opposite happens, as Toma makes it clear that no matter what form Hisui is in, she's still his daughter, and swears on his life that he'll do anything to return her to normal]].** Erza disowns her mother, Irene, claiming that her only parent was Makarov Dreyar and true family was Fairy Tail. Though after her mother chose to kill herself in an act of redemption and parental love, Erza's opinion towards her has softened over the past year, even referring to Irene as her mother after her death.* ''Literature/FateStrangeFake'': Flat Escardos's parents were so utterly unnerved by and outright terrified of their son that they conclude that he's not their son at all and instead must be some changeling or HumanoidAbomination.* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':** [[spoiler:Kyoko Katsunuma]] is disowned by her parents because [[spoiler:she tarnished their rep by being a ''[[JapaneseDelinquents sukeban (delinquent girl)]]''.]] She sort of was luckier than other examples, though: [[spoiler:this happened ''right'' when her counselor and until-then BigBrotherMentor, Katsuya Honda, was about to ask them for permission to marry her (she was a minor back then); once he saw how badly the Katsunumas treated her with his own eyes, he gave them a '''very''' deserved [[WhatTheHellHero tongue-lashing]] and took Kyoko into his home.]]** Momiji's mother rejected him for his Zodiac curse. Just before her memory was wiped, he overheard her calling him "that ''creature''" and stating that she regrets ever giving birth to him. She refuses not only to see him as her son but also to consider him ''human''.* In the {{OVA}}s to ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', after the events of the series proper, Miaka goes to live with her father, before marrying Taka [[spoiler: Tamahome]] at the age of 18, to get away from her [[EducationMama overbearing mother]], who was not pleased that she ended up going to Yotsubadai High School instead of Jonan High School. Mrs. Yuuki is not seen at Miaka's wedding, or at the birth of Miaka's daughter, and it's implied that they no longer speak to one another. * ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'':** [[spoiler:Hana]] gets temporarily disowned when her mother finds out about her doing tankery, but her mother later comes around and they reconcile.** [[spoiler:Miho]]'s mother decides that as she is not living up to the family's standards, she will be disowned. In the anime, [[spoiler:Shiho has not told Miho as of the end of the first season, but claps after her victory over Maho]]. In the manga, [[spoiler:Shiho sends Kikuyo, one of the family maids, to tell Miho that if she loses against Pravda, she will be disowned; Miho has not reacted to this apart from becoming a StepfordSmiler]].* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': The Zoldyeks were notably known for, among many things, having only sons, and Alluka was presumed to be one as well, but she is "not to be thought of as human or as family."* ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'': Kazuma wasn't a fire mage like the rest of the family, so Genma disowned him and kicked him out. [[spoiler:Slowly subverted through the rest of the series mostly through Ren, Kazuma's brother and resident MoralityChain]].* ''Manga/KotouraSan'':** [[{{Telepathy}} Haruka]]'s parents disown her after she ([[InnocentlyInsensitive innocently]]) reveals that they are both having affairs. Kumiko even tells Haruka that "[she] should never have given birth to [her]", pictured above. [[spoiler:It's revealed, in the final episode, that Kumiko [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone regrets all this]], but the damage had been done.]]** It is implied that Haruka's grandfather then disowned his own daughter, Haruka's mother, and took Haruka under his care.* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': This is Precia's reaction to Fate when she realized that [[spoiler:she's her own person and not a [[CloningBlues perfect clone]] of her [[{{Necromantic}} dead daughter, Alicia]]]], leading to much [[AbusiveParents emotional and physical pain for the young girl]].* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': In the Land of Tea arc, Idate Morino, who had always been regarded as cowardly and unfit to be a ninja by his [[AloofBigBrother brother Ibiki]], ends up separated from Ibiki through an incident that Idate thought had resulted in Ibiki's death. He joins the Wasabi family, and after saving his clan from dissolution by winning a race with Team 7's help, sees Ibiki again, who says that he doesn't recognize him as his brother, since his brother was a coward, in a roundabout SoProudOfYou way.* ''Manga/OnePiece'':** Whitebeard [[AFatherToHisMen considers every member of his crew, past and present, to be his sons]]. For the crime of killing another member of Whitebeard's crew, Blackbeard is the only one to ever be disowned. To put things into perspective, he even still considers [[spoiler:the man who got manipulated into stabbing him]] his son.** [[spoiler:When Baby 5 was a little girl, her mother harshly abandoned her after telling her she's a bother, and isn't useful or needed]]. She's had a habit of doing things for others if she thinks that they need her ever since.** [[spoiler:Vinsmoke Judge]] doesn't consider [[spoiler:Sanji]] a son of his or anything more than a means to an end.** [[spoiler:Lola]] herself still likes her mother, [[spoiler:Big Mom]], despite running away, so much so that she thought Big Mom would be glad to [[spoiler:give the Straw Hats help]] if they showed up with a piece of Big Mom's Vivre Card that she had given them. In truth, Big Mom hates her daughter for running away because doing so ruined an especially important ArrangedMarriage Big Mom had set up that would have given her enough power to become the King of the Pirates. This left Big Mom so angry that she is ready to have hitmen sent after her daughter if she ever finds her. * ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': [[AbusiveParents Zai Vessalius]] calls his son, Oz Vessalius, "it" and says he's filthy. Subverted in that [[spoiler:the real Oz Vessalius was stillborn and Zai replaced his dead child with Jack Vessalius, who was trapped in an ever-repeating FountainOfYouth due to the Abyss rejecting his soul, and given that Oz himself is the Bloodstained Black Rabbit who was responsible for carrying out the Tragedy of Sablier, there's no reason why Zai wouldn't consider him filthy. Not only that, it seemed like an example of EvenEvilHasStandards when he is revolted by Jack asking him to "replace" his dead son and dismissing his son's death. Basically, Jack just rubbed his son's death in the dirt and asked him to replace him with an imposter. JustifiedTrope indeed.]] * ''Anime/{{Punchline}}'': Ito has been disowned by her politician father for [[{{Hikikomori}} dropping out of high school]]. He doesn't want people to know he has a daughter that won't go to school.* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Genma has done this to Ranma a few times. However, Genma does this for petty reasons, like Ranma stealing his food, or being beaten in a sparring match. Or if, y'know...he's a girl at the moment. This is Genma's default threat and response for all petty grievances, although in something of a subversion, whenever Ranma really is in trouble or needs help Genma is the one that he always turns to, and he's gone to lengths to help his son. Taking anything in ''Ranma 1/2'' seriously leads directly to something bad, but Genma is a hideously abusive parent, and probably the main reason Ranma relies on him at all is that with the long training trip he's never known anyone else long.* ''Manga/{{Saki}}'': Teru constantly denies that she has a sister, Saki, due to an implied tragedy in the past, and the last time Saki saw Teru, Teru refused to speak with her at all. When Saki learned from Mihoko that Teru told this to a reporter, she became depressed and wondered whether there was any hope of reconciling with her. In Chapter 129, Awai asks Teru if Saki is her sister. Teru starts to say no but then says that Saki ''[[SubvertedTrope is]]'' her sister.* ''Manga/{{Shibatora}}'': "Surprise Acquittal" Kuma Gorou, a defense attorney with his own TV show, implied to be an AmoralAttorney, is called in by his son, who's been arrested for violation of juvenile prostitution mediation, juvenile prostitution solicitation, and anti-child pornography laws, to be his defense attorney. However, it turns out that Kuma Gorou is actually a CrusadingLawyer, who immediately recognizes his son's guilt and disowns him, saying that he encouraged his son to study law, not because he needed a successor, but because he hoped it would improve his son's character. He rescinds his disownment, to the detriment of his own career and public image, on the condition that his son confess to everything.* ''Manga/SkipBeat'': Kyoko's relationship with her mother is incredibly strained. Her mother, Saena, was always [[AbusiveParents emotionally distant]], quick to anger, and left Kyoko in the care of Shou's parents at a young age. Kyoko has come to terms with being disliked. Through a circumstance on a televised show, Saena gets asked if she has any children at all. Saena cooly claims on TV that she has none. Kyoko does not [[EmptyShell react kindly]] to those words, absolutely devastated that her existence is being denied by her mother.* ''Anime/TweenyWitches'': After 14 years of separation, [[spoiler:Atelia]] blatantly lies to her own son, [[spoiler:Lennon]], that she's not the woman he's looking for. Even when she takes it back, he attempts to kill her because her ConflictingLoyalty reinforces his false belief that she abandoned him and his father to satisfy her lust for power. Fortunately, they reconcile after [[spoiler:she sacrifices her reputation in exchange for his freedom with the encouragement of Arusu.]]* ''Manga/WanderingSon'': [[CoolBigSis Yuki]] is shown to have a tough time with her mother, whose visits are just stressful, and her father, who's more or less told Yuki not to come home because she's {{Transgender}}. The fact that she's "Mama" of a gay bar probably doesn't help, either.* ''Anime/YourName'': The side novel ''Another Side: Earthbound'' reveals that Toshiki's family originally had someone in mind for him to marry. When he chose to pursue a relationship with Futaba instead despite various attempts to persuade him to do otherwise, they disowned him.----

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