History IHaveNoSon / Literature

6th Feb '18 4:34:44 AM nighttrainfm
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** Sirius Black, who was disowned by his parents and burnt off the family tree after he ran away. He reveals in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' that is standard procedure in his family - an uncle who left Sirius money in his will got the same treatment, as did his cousin Andromeda when she married a Muggle-born.

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** Sirius Black, who was disowned by his parents and burnt off the family tree after he ran away. He reveals in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' that this is standard procedure in his family - an uncle who left Sirius money in his will got the same treatment, as did his cousin Andromeda when she married a Muggle-born.
26th Jan '18 4:08:15 PM 313Bluestreak
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** Christianity goes on the notion of God being our heavenly father and that if one doesn't repent of their sins, then this trope will be executed with God condemning the person to eternal separation.
22nd Jan '18 6:01:33 AM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'':
** Downplayed when the Count tells Danglars about a rich Italian father who gave his sons a fortune if they married according to his wishes and a few coins if they didn't (he's trying to get Danglars to break his daughter's engagement to Morcerf's son, another step in the Count's master plan to bring them both down).
** Inverted when Morcerf falls from grace and his despicable behavior revealed: Morcerf sees his wife and son leave the house without turning back, showing that they have abandoned him entirely. Albert goes back to his name and not his title, willingly giving up the IdleRich lifestlyle and hoping to make a real man of himself in the army.
21st Nov '17 8:40:54 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresLungbarrow Lungbarrow]]'', the Kithriarch of House Lungbarrow, Quences. While not exactly father and son (they were cousins), Quences viewed the Doctor as his favourite member of the house. After it was predicted that the Doctor would be the most influential Time Lord since Rassilon (which was actually a pretty damn accurate prediction), Quences doted on him and had him studying at the Time Lord Academy, hoping that he would become the first member of the house to become Lord Cardinal. The Doctor obviously didn't see eye to eye with Quences and had other plans, which resulted in this trope.

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* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresLungbarrow Lungbarrow]]'', the closest thing the Doctor has to a father is the Kithriarch of House Lungbarrow, Quences. While not exactly father and son (they were cousins), (Technically, they're cousins.) Quences viewed the Doctor as his favourite member of the house. After it was predicted that the Doctor would be the most influential Time Lord since Rassilon (which was actually a pretty damn accurate prediction), Quences doted on him and had him studying at the Time Lord Academy, hoping that he would become the first member of the house to become Lord Cardinal. The Doctor obviously didn't see eye to eye with Quences and had other plans, which resulted in this trope.
21st Nov '17 8:38:42 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Lungbarrow'', the best example of this is the titular house's Kithriarch, Quences. While not exactly father and son, Quences viewed the Doctor as his favourite member of the house. After it was predicted that the Doctor would be the most influential Time Lord since Rassilon (which was actually a pretty damn accurate prediction), Quences doted on him and had him studying at the Time Lord Academy, hoping that he would become the first member of the house to become Lord Cardinal. The Doctor obviously didn't see eye to eye with Quences and had other plans, which resulted in this trope.

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* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresLungbarrow Lungbarrow]]'', the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Lungbarrow'', the best example Kithriarch of this is the titular house's Kithriarch, House Lungbarrow, Quences. While not exactly father and son, son (they were cousins), Quences viewed the Doctor as his favourite member of the house. After it was predicted that the Doctor would be the most influential Time Lord since Rassilon (which was actually a pretty damn accurate prediction), Quences doted on him and had him studying at the Time Lord Academy, hoping that he would become the first member of the house to become Lord Cardinal. The Doctor obviously didn't see eye to eye with Quences and had other plans, which resulted in this trope.
26th Oct '17 6:05:46 PM darkemyst
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* This is the main character aspect of Barty Crouch Junior in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Though in this case it's less "went into a career his father didn't like" and more "[[spoiler:joined a fascist dark wizard cult and helped torture two dark-wizard catchers (who were also parents) into incurable insanity]]". At first the situation is framed to the reader as though [[spoiler:Junior is a hapless innocent who was lumped in with the real villains because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, being run through a KangarooCourt by his cruel and selfish father because of the damage the court case did to his career and reputation... but it's eventually revealed that Junior really was 100% guilty, and a fanatical {{Sadist}} to boot. Although it isn't clear if Barty Senior ''knew'' this for certain when slapping his son with a life sentence.]]

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This is the main character aspect of Barty Crouch Junior in ''Literature/HarryPotter''.''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''. Though in this case it's less "went into a career his father didn't like" and more "[[spoiler:joined a fascist dark wizard cult and helped torture two dark-wizard catchers (who were also parents) into incurable insanity]]". At first the situation is framed to the reader as though [[spoiler:Junior is a hapless innocent who was lumped in with the real villains because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, being run through a KangarooCourt by his cruel and selfish father because of the damage the court case did to his career and reputation... but it's eventually revealed that Junior really was 100% guilty, and a fanatical {{Sadist}} to boot. Although it isn't clear if Barty Senior ''knew'' this for certain when slapping his son with a life sentence.]]



** Also Sirius Black, who was disowned by his parents and burnt off the family tree after he ran away. This is his family's standard procedure - an uncle who left Sirius money in his will got the same treatment, as did his cousin Andromeda when she married a Muggle-born.

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** Also Sirius Black, who was disowned by his parents and burnt off the family tree after he ran away. This He reveals in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' that is his family's standard procedure in his family - an uncle who left Sirius money in his will got the same treatment, as did his cousin Andromeda when she married a Muggle-born.
16th Oct '17 8:38:37 PM Vox
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* This is the main character aspect of Barty Crouch, Jr. in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Though in this case it's less "went into a career his father didn't like" and more "[[spoiler:joined a fascist dark wizard cult and helped torture two dark-wizard catchers (who were also parents) into incurable insanity]]".

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* This is the main character aspect of Barty Crouch, Jr. Crouch Junior in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Though in this case it's less "went into a career his father didn't like" and more "[[spoiler:joined a fascist dark wizard cult and helped torture two dark-wizard catchers (who were also parents) into incurable insanity]]". At first the situation is framed to the reader as though [[spoiler:Junior is a hapless innocent who was lumped in with the real villains because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, being run through a KangarooCourt by his cruel and selfish father because of the damage the court case did to his career and reputation... but it's eventually revealed that Junior really was 100% guilty, and a fanatical {{Sadist}} to boot. Although it isn't clear if Barty Senior ''knew'' this for certain when slapping his son with a life sentence.]]
15th Mar '17 7:53:44 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): In the flashbacks, Shallan's father has four sons, until he decides that he only has three because the oldest did something unforgivable.
13th Mar '17 7:37:57 PM Kurotalia44
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** A brotherly example is with Dustpelt and Ravenpaw. According to WordOfGod, Duustpelt is embarrassed of Ravenpaw's personality and refuses to admit they're brothers.

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** A brotherly example is with Dustpelt and Ravenpaw. According to WordOfGod, Duustpelt Dustpelt is embarrassed of Ravenpaw's personality and refuses to admit they're brothers.
20th Dec '16 7:04:56 AM DaibhidC
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* Subverted at the end of the Discworld novel ''Discworld/TheTruth'', when William [[spoiler: confronts his father Lord De Wyrd after having exposed the latter man's conspiracy to remove Vetinari from power, and spills out a bunch of jewels, saying that he's paying back the cost of raising him, so they will no longer be related. His father refuses the gesture and as he heads off into unofficial exile announces that William is most ''definitely'' a De Wyrd.]]

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* Subverted at the end of the Discworld novel ''Discworld/TheTruth'', when William [[spoiler: confronts his father Lord De Wyrd Worde after having exposed the latter man's conspiracy to remove Vetinari from power, and spills out a bunch of jewels, saying that he's paying back the cost of raising him, so they will no longer be related. His father refuses the gesture and as he heads off into unofficial exile announces that William is most ''definitely'' a De Wyrd.Worde.]]
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