History IHaveNoSon / Literature

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.]]
4th Nov '16 5:12:01 PM Geoduck
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* Subverted at the end of the Discworld novel ''Discworld/TheTruth'', when William 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 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.]]
4th Nov '16 5:10:44 PM Geoduck
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* Subverted at the end of the Discworld novel ''Discworld/TheTruth'', when William 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.
13th Jul '16 7:10:06 PM Adept
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* In ''Literature/TheMurderOnTheLinks'' Madame Renaud disowns her son Jack for being involved in his father's murder, and promises she would forbid Jack to touch the inheritance of Paul Renaud. [[spoiler:It's actually a ruse to lure Marthe, who had murdered Paul so that she can get his inheritance via marrying Jack.]]
9th Mar '16 9:17:03 PM mlsmithca
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*** Ironically enough, another character states that Tyrion is Tywin's only true son, due to their [[TheChessmaster extremely manipulative natures]].
*** Tywin refuses to speak with her for a very long time after she makes this observation.

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*** ** Ironically enough, another character states that Tyrion is Tywin's only true son, due to their [[TheChessmaster extremely manipulative natures]].
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natures]]. Tywin refuses to speak with her for a very long time after she makes this observation.
10th Feb '16 4:16:45 PM sgamer82
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse, Han Solo says this to his son Jacen after the latter [[FaceHeelTurn turns to the Dark Side]].
21st Nov '15 4:55:07 PM nombretomado
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* This was actually the title of an early-1970s-vintage ''{{Doonesbury}}'' paperback; it quoted the punchline of one of the included strips, an exclamation by "Marvelous Mark" Slackmeyer's father.

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* This was actually the title of an early-1970s-vintage ''{{Doonesbury}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' paperback; it quoted the punchline of one of the included strips, an exclamation by "Marvelous Mark" Slackmeyer's father.
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