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10th Oct '17 11:28:13 AM woddor
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* {{Music/NOFX}}'s "Happy Father's Day" starts off with a soft melody before transitioning into a typical fast-paced punk song, as the true intentions are revealed:
-->Fuck you Paul Burkette/I'm glad that you are dead
3rd Oct '17 3:28:41 PM AdelePotter
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* Dee of ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold'' puts up with a lot of her dad's crap, but after years of abuse and negligence, the discovery that he [[spoiler:stole her inheritance from behind her back]] proves to be the straw that broke the camel's back. She finally calls him out, and only returns home one more time after that: to get everything she needs to get a job, meaning she can move out for good.
23rd Sep '17 2:04:16 PM sgamer82
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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/WITCH WITCH]]'' features Will calling her mother out for lecturing her about being honest while keeping the fact that she was dating Will's teacher a secret. Said teacher ''agrees with Will'' while her mom can only gape in shock.

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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/WITCH WITCH]]'' ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' features Will calling her mother out for lecturing her about being honest while keeping the fact that she was dating Will's teacher a secret. Said teacher ''agrees with Will'' while her mom can only gape in shock.
23rd Sep '17 11:41:55 AM sgamer82
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** As of Episode 546, [[spoiler:it's [[http://www.mangareader.net/naruto/546/16 Gaara]]'s turn to call out his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] (whose treatment of his son was enough to get an entry on the ArchnemesisDad page), recently revived via Edo-Tensei. In that case, they both fight and Gaara ultimately wins, the former Kazekage [[HeelRealization fully admits]] to being an awful parent, to the point of [[CryCute shedding tears]] before being re-sealed.]]

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** As of Episode 546, [[spoiler:it's [[http://www.mangareader.net/naruto/546/16 Gaara]]'s Gaara's turn to call out his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] (whose treatment of his son was enough to get an entry on the ArchnemesisDad page), recently revived via Edo-Tensei. In that case, they both fight and Gaara ultimately wins, the former Kazekage [[HeelRealization fully admits]] to being an awful parent, to the point of [[CryCute shedding tears]] before being re-sealed.]]
1st Sep '17 7:44:12 PM KnightSpark
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-->'''Michael''': You know what? That might be the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me.

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-->'''Michael''': You know what? That just might be the nicest thing anyone's anybody's ever said to me.
20th Aug '17 8:35:50 PM PaulA
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* Creator/MercedesLackey does this one to a turn in ''[[Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy Magic's Pawn]]'': after a series of traumatic experience that include the death of his first love, a failed attempt at suicide, and the sudden acquisition of a massive array of powers that he doesn't really want, Vanyel is drugged to the gills and barely conscious but still able to pull a mild {{Carrie}} on his abusive father for spending his entire childhood trying to have the "weakness" beaten out of him and make sure that he became a "real man." He repeatedly uses his new telekinetic powers to knock his father to the ground, demanding to know if he's finally "strong enough" and how his father likes being pushed around by someone bigger and stronger than he is. (His father gets the message, and by the third book of the trilogy, the two of them manage to reconcile.)

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* Creator/MercedesLackey does this one to a turn in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series:
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''[[Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy Magic's Pawn]]'': after After a series of traumatic experience that include the death of his first love, a failed attempt at suicide, and the sudden acquisition of a massive array of powers that he doesn't really want, Vanyel is drugged to the gills and barely conscious but still able to pull a mild {{Carrie}} Literature/{{Carrie}} on his abusive father for spending his entire childhood trying to have the "weakness" beaten out of him and make sure that he became a "real man." He repeatedly uses his new telekinetic powers to knock his father to the ground, demanding to know if he's finally "strong enough" and how his father likes being pushed around by someone bigger and stronger than he is. (His father gets the message, and by the third book of the trilogy, the two of them manage to reconcile.)
19th Aug '17 4:45:31 AM Hjortron18
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* The titular character in ''Film/Boy2010'' does this finally to his father who left him and his little brother to live with their granny and only returns when he tries to find robbed money he buried in the area.
-->'''Boy:''' I don't remember you! You weren't there! You weren't there when he was born! You weren't there when she died! Where were you?
17th Aug '17 12:14:47 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''Series/HartOfDixie'': Zoe gives one to her father for abandoning her after he found out he wasn't her biological father.



** Eric gets one when he finally stands up to his overbearing father Red, who is particularly bitter over having sold his Corvette to raise money for what he thinks is his wife Kitty's pregnancy, only to realize he did it for nothing when Kitty's actually going through menopause. After Red snaps at Eric one too many times, Eric finally loses his temper and tears a strip off Red for whining about losing his Corvette, when Kitty is extremely upset and needs his support. Eric concludes by reminding Red of all the times he'd told Eric to "be a man", and then tells Red to practice what he preaches and "be a man" for his wife.

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** Eric gets one when he finally stands up to his overbearing father Red, who is particularly bitter over having sold his Corvette to raise money for what he thinks is his wife Kitty's pregnancy, only to realize he did it for nothing when Kitty's pregnancy (turns out she's actually going through menopause.menopause). After Red snaps at Eric one too many times, Eric finally loses his temper and tears a strip off Red for whining about losing his Corvette, when Kitty is extremely upset and needs his support. Eric concludes by reminding Red of all the times he'd told Eric to "be a man", and then tells Red to practice what he preaches and "be a man" for his wife. It does a good job of snapping Red out of his self-pity, too.



** Logan hates his Dad, and is calls him out a few times -- once on [[spoiler:Lynn's death]], which Aaron is held accountable for, given how he [[spoiler:cheated on her until she couldn't take it, and threw herself off a bridge.]] Later, in Season 2, the two are put in a [[spoiler:jail cell]] together, and Logan yells at Aaron about the fact he [[spoiler:slept with then ''killed'' Logan's girlfriend, then tried to kill Logan's next girlfriend]], despite Aaron's denials.
** Dick gets a pretty epic one in Season 3, when his Dad suddenly returns and he calls Dad out on the way they treated Cassidy, how much responsibility they have in [[spoiler:Cassidy killing a dozen people and throwing himself off a hotel roof]], and why Dad didn't come back for [[spoiler:Cassidy's funeral]].

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** Logan hates his Dad, dad, and is calls him out a few times -- once on [[spoiler:Lynn's death]], which Aaron is held accountable for, given how he [[spoiler:cheated on her until she couldn't take it, and threw herself off a bridge.]] Later, in Season 2, the two are put in a [[spoiler:jail cell]] together, and Logan yells at Aaron about the fact he [[spoiler:slept with then ''killed'' Logan's girlfriend, then tried to kill Logan's next girlfriend]], despite Aaron's denials.
** Dick gets a pretty epic one in Season 3, when his Dad dad suddenly returns and he calls Dad dad out on the way they treated Cassidy, how much responsibility they have in [[spoiler:Cassidy killing a dozen people and throwing himself off a hotel roof]], and why Dad dad didn't come back for [[spoiler:Cassidy's funeral]].
15th Aug '17 7:23:30 PM Qrow
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* In Volume 4 of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Weiss ''finally'' calls out her [[TheSociopath father]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Jacques]] in the episode "Punished", declaring that she'll leave and be a [[HunterOfMonsters Huntress]] no matter what he says. She even puts a stop on his rant about "the Schnee name" by reminding him he ''[[GoldDigger married into that name]]'', so it's not his to protect. Unfortunatley, he responds by [[spoiler: [[AbusiveParents slapping her in the face]], disinheriting her, and deciding to keep her prisoner until she bends to his wishes, and just tell anyone who asks about her that she became mentally-unstable after the Battle of Beacon]]. Of course, this just means [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere there's no longer any reason for her to stay in Atlas]].
12th Aug '17 1:12:29 PM Gosicrystal
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* [[DarkMagicalGirl Fate Testarossa]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', after years of abuse by her mother MadScientist Precia, [[spoiler:subverts this when instead of calling her mother out, she tries to redeem her to the very end. Instead, Nanoha and Lindy Harlaown are the ones to call her out. Psycho lady is so far gone that she just shakes their insults off and commits suicide with the [[PeopleJars jar]] containing the dead body of little Alicia, the daughter Fate was supposed to [[ReplacementGoldfish replace]]]].

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':
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[[DarkMagicalGirl Fate Testarossa]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', Testarossa]], after years of abuse by her mother MadScientist Precia, [[spoiler:subverts this when instead of calling her mother out, she tries to redeem her to the very end. Instead, Nanoha and Lindy Harlaown are the ones to call her out. Psycho lady is so far gone that she just shakes their insults off and commits suicide with the [[PeopleJars jar]] containing the dead body of little Alicia, the daughter Fate was supposed to [[ReplacementGoldfish replace]]]].



* In Chapter 440 of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:Naruto calls out his father Minato Namikaze ([[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pic-6-440-greeting-dad.jpg quite physically at first]]), the 4th Hokage, (or the spirit of the 4th, [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind it's not really clear]]) on his decision to seal the Nine-tails in Naruto, which led to his early years of loneliness and becoming a target of Akatsuki. Minato goes on to explain his reasons (which ''are'' pretty good, by the way), but he ''does'' acknowledge that he caused Naruto a great deal of pain and that he probably doesn't have a right to act like a father anymore.]]
** Considerably earlier, we have his chewing out and calling out Tsunade as a drunken coward unworthy of the title of Hokage after Sarutobi dies. As the whole reason he and Jiraiya found her was that she was supposed to be his new boss, this would have to count. [[spoiler:Admittedly, she does smack him around in the fight, but he makes her go beyond her boast of doing it with but a single finger. Naruto's a master of taking every victory he can.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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In Chapter 440 of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', 440, [[spoiler:Naruto calls out his father Minato Namikaze ([[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pic-6-440-greeting-dad.jpg quite physically at first]]), the 4th Hokage, (or the spirit of the 4th, [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind it's not really clear]]) on his decision to seal the Nine-tails in Naruto, which led to his early years of loneliness and becoming a target of Akatsuki. Minato goes on to explain his reasons (which ''are'' pretty good, by the way), but he ''does'' acknowledge that he caused Naruto a great deal of pain and that he probably doesn't have a right to act like a father anymore.]]
** Considerably earlier, we We have his Naruto chewing out and calling out Tsunade as a drunken coward unworthy of the title of Hokage after Sarutobi dies. As the whole reason he and Jiraiya found her was that she was supposed to be his new boss, this would have to count. [[spoiler:Admittedly, she does smack him around in the fight, but he makes her go beyond her boast of doing it with but a single finger. Naruto's a master of taking every victory he can.]]



** Boruto himself does this with his father Naruto in ''Anime/BorutoNarutoTheMovie''.

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** %%** Boruto himself does this with his father Naruto in ''Anime/BorutoNarutoTheMovie''.



** Despite really deserving it, Gendo Ikari never got called out by his son Shinji, although his wife's ghost did confront him about his behavior close to the end [[spoiler:and his last words before dying were "I'm sorry, Shinji"]].
*** For what it is worth, Shinji admits late in the series that his main motivation for coming to Tokyo-3 was originally to tell Gendo off for abandoning him. But when Gendo sprung the surprise on Shinji that he wanted him to become Unit-01's pilot, Shinji's resolve vanished and he never got around to it.

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** Despite really deserving it, Gendo Ikari never got called out by his son Shinji, although his wife's ghost did confront him about his behavior close to the end [[spoiler:and his last words before dying were "I'm sorry, Shinji"]].
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Shinji"]]. For what it is worth, Shinji admits late in the series that his main motivation for coming to Tokyo-3 was originally to tell Gendo off for abandoning him. But when Gendo sprung the surprise on Shinji that he wanted him to become Unit-01's pilot, Shinji's resolve vanished and he never got around to it.



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', one of Whitebeard's allies Squardo [[spoiler: stabs Whitebeard and angrily calls him out for selling out his allies to the Marines, which was a lie that Akainu made up.]] His bitter resentment towards Ace's father (who had eliminated his crew, leaving him the sole survivor) and discovering just who Ace's father was also led to the calling out.

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of Whitebeard's allies Squardo [[spoiler: stabs Whitebeard and angrily calls him out for selling out his allies to the Marines, which was a lie that Akainu made up.]] His bitter resentment towards Ace's father (who had eliminated his crew, leaving him the sole survivor) and discovering just who Ace's father was also led to the calling out.



* {{Subverted}} in an early episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Flint presents himself upon his son Brock after having abandoned him and his nine siblings some time ago, and tells him he's going to take care of them again. Brock approaches Flint while he braces himself, preparing for the worst, when Brock gives him...a needle and cloth. Brock then proceeds to [[TheLongList list all the tasks his father has to do daily]] to care for the children, while Flint struggles to take notes of them all. Afterward, Brock is free to leave with Ash and Misty. (Surprisingly, in an abridged series, this is played far straighter.)
** He gets a chance to call out ''both'' his parents properly later in two separate episodes for not taking care of the Pewter Gym properly.

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* {{Subverted}} in an early episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Flint presents himself upon his son Brock after having abandoned him and his nine siblings some time ago, and tells him he's going to take care of them again. Brock approaches Flint while he braces himself, preparing for the worst, when Brock gives him...a needle and cloth. Brock then proceeds to [[TheLongList list all the tasks his father has to do daily]] to care for the children, while Flint struggles to take notes of them all. Afterward, Brock is free to leave with Ash and Misty. (Surprisingly, in an abridged series, this is played far straighter.)
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) He gets a chance to call out ''both'' his parents properly later in two separate episodes for not taking care of the Pewter Gym properly.



* Although Ranma and Genma from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' routinely fight as part of both their training routine and their personal interaction, the former ''really'' let the latter have it when he recalled that his father regularly bullied him for food... merely because Ranma was still comparatively weaker and couldn't stop the then-older, stronger martial artist from taking his meal. And the incidents with the [[Main/TrainingFromHell Cat Fist]] or the very fact that Ranma [[Main/GenderBender turns into a woman]] because of him...
** In a rather surprising instance, ''Kasumi'', [[ThePollyanna of all people]], gets angry enough to [[BewareTheNiceOnes yell at Genma and demand explanations]] for [[WhatWereYouThinking why he took Ranma to a place as dangerous as Jusenkyo]].
*** This is Kasumi from Volume One, Chapter Two of the manga. [[{{Flanderization}} This is before she became the girl that can only say "Oh My" that is so common in fanfics and later parts of the manga and anime]].

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Although Ranma and Genma from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' routinely fight as part of both their training routine and their personal interaction, the former ''really'' let the latter have it when he recalled that his father regularly bullied him for food... merely because Ranma was still comparatively weaker and couldn't stop the then-older, stronger martial artist from taking his meal. And the incidents with the [[Main/TrainingFromHell Cat Fist]] or the very fact that Ranma [[Main/GenderBender turns into a woman]] because of him...
** In a rather surprising instance, ''Kasumi'', [[ThePollyanna of all people]], gets angry enough to [[BewareTheNiceOnes yell at Genma and demand explanations]] for [[WhatWereYouThinking why he took Ranma to a place as dangerous as Jusenkyo]].
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Jusenkyo]].[[note]]This is Kasumi from Volume One, Chapter Two of the manga. [[{{Flanderization}} This is before she became the girl that can only say "Oh My" that is so common in fanfics and later parts of the manga and anime]].[[/note]]



*** Also revived in the anime, when the Principal goes back home to attend Kodachi's school conferences instead of Kuno, whos had to raise his little sister himself ever since Daddy left. Kuno, no matter how he can't get along with Kodachi ''and'' how she actually is a DaddysGirl, refuses to just take it and again challenges his dad. Again, Kuno wins.

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*** Also revived in the anime, when ** When the Principal goes back home to attend Kodachi's school conferences instead of Kuno, whos had to raise his little sister himself ever since Daddy left. Kuno, no matter how he can't get along with Kodachi ''and'' how she actually is a DaddysGirl, refuses to just take it and again challenges his dad. Again, Kuno wins.



* Nicely subverted in ''Manga/SakuraGari''. [[spoiler:Souma ''starts'' to call his father out loudly for his LovingAShadow obsession with his MissingMom Abigail... but what works is to kindly speak to him and tell him that Abigail has forgiven him.]]
* Horribly and massively subverted in ''Manga/SoulEater''. [[spoiler:Medusa starts treating Crona kindly after [[AmbiguousGender s/he]] kills Tsar. Crona is so shocked that s/he kills Medusa brutally, saying that his/her abusive mother wouldn't treat him/her so kindly ever. But actually, it was ''a ThanatosGambit from Medusa'', who by making him/her throw away the last one s/he relayed on by killing her (Medusa), Crona completed the whole Black Blood process, ''thus making Crona crazier than ever''. Just like Medusa wanted.]] Hoo. Lee. Sheeeeeet.

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* Nicely subverted Subverted in ''Manga/SakuraGari''. [[spoiler:Souma ''starts'' to call his father out loudly for his LovingAShadow obsession with his MissingMom Abigail... but what works is to kindly speak to him and tell him that Abigail has forgiven him.]]
* Horribly and massively subverted Subverted in ''Manga/SoulEater''. [[spoiler:Medusa starts treating Crona kindly after [[AmbiguousGender s/he]] kills Tsar. Crona is so shocked that s/he kills Medusa brutally, saying that his/her abusive mother wouldn't treat him/her so kindly ever. But actually, it was ''a ThanatosGambit from Medusa'', who by making him/her throw away the last one s/he relayed on by killing her (Medusa), Crona completed the whole Black Blood process, ''thus making Crona crazier than ever''. Just like Medusa wanted.]] Hoo. Lee. Sheeeeeet.



* Happens with [[ConflictBall distressing]] and [[AesopAmnesia perfectly typical]] regularity to [[IWorkAlone Batman]]. The ones doing the calling out tend to be Nightwing and Oracle -- the oldest son and the not-quite-daughter with the most equal standing with Batman. Oracle criticizes him openly a lot more than Nightwing does, whereas Nightwing's are more violent. Stephanie Brown ''unleashes'' on Batman in the Road Home for all the manipulation crap she's been through. Jason Todd has called him out on his moral selfishness.

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Happens with [[ConflictBall distressing]] and [[AesopAmnesia perfectly typical]] regularity to [[IWorkAlone Batman]]. The ones doing the calling out tend to be Nightwing and Oracle -- the oldest son and the not-quite-daughter with the most equal standing with Batman. Oracle criticizes him openly a lot more than Nightwing does, whereas Nightwing's are more violent. Stephanie Brown ''unleashes'' on Batman in the Road Home for all the manipulation crap she's been through. Jason Todd has called him out on his moral selfishness.



* In The ''Comicbook/{{Incredible Hulk}}'' #319, General Ross comes in to stop the wedding between Bruce Banner and Betty Ross. After he accidentally shoots Rick Jones, Betty calls him a stupid, miserable, interfering, old fool. And that's not all--she also calls him out for being less of a parent and more of a strict, tyrannical bully, and says that the real reason why Ross didn't like Bruce (even before Bruce became the Hulk) was because Bruce was kinder and more supportive to Betty than her own father. Also Betty gave her father an awesome ultimatum: if he really wants keep Betty away from Bruce, then he has to kill her. Of course he doesn't do it and instead breaks down emotionally while Bruce and Betty finally get married.

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In The ''Comicbook/{{Incredible Hulk}}'' #319, General Ross comes in to stop the wedding between Bruce Banner and Betty Ross. After he accidentally shoots Rick Jones, Betty calls him a stupid, miserable, interfering, old fool. And that's not all--she also calls him out for being less of a parent and more of a strict, tyrannical bully, and says that the real reason why Ross didn't like Bruce (even before Bruce became the Hulk) was because Bruce was kinder and more supportive to Betty than her own father. Also Betty gave her father an awesome ultimatum: if he really wants keep Betty away from Bruce, then he has to kill her. Of course he doesn't do it and instead breaks down emotionally while Bruce and Betty finally get married.



* This is the entire driving motivation for Jesse Custer in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', except instead of calling out his father, he wants to call out [[RageAgainstTheHeavens the Father of all Creation]].
** It's true that the overall RageAgainstTheHeavens plot of ''Preacher'' fits this trope, but long before the end of the series there's another example of it. Jesse had a great, happy childhood until he was around six or maybe even younger, when Jesse's father was killed in front of his eyes [[BigScrewedUpFamily by Jesse's uncle Jody]]. Jody raised Jesse brutally for the rest of his childhood, also taking Jesse's mother aside to shoot her and using horrific child abuse. All this is revealed in the third or fourth story arc of the series, and by the end of it [[spoiler: Jesse has finally killed Jody and everyone else on that side of the family responsible for his misery]].

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This is the entire driving motivation for Jesse Custer in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', Custer, except instead of calling out his father, he wants to call out [[RageAgainstTheHeavens the Father of all Creation]].
** It's true that the overall RageAgainstTheHeavens plot of ''Preacher'' fits this trope, but long before the end of the series there's another example of it. Jesse had a great, happy childhood until he was around six or maybe even younger, when Jesse's father was killed in front of his eyes [[BigScrewedUpFamily by Jesse's uncle Jody]]. Jody raised Jesse brutally for the rest of his childhood, also taking Jesse's mother aside to shoot her and using horrific child abuse. All this is revealed in the third or fourth story arc of the series, and by the end of it [[spoiler: Jesse has finally killed Jody and everyone else on that side of the family responsible for his misery]].



** This trope also plays part in the origin of ComicBook/DoctorOctopus. His [[MyBelovedSmother overprotective mother]] forced Otto Octavius to break off his engagement to take care of her, only for Otto to discover her going out on a date. Enraged, he finally stood up to her and called her out, leading to her having a fatal heart attack in shock that her boy did that. The emotional duress Otto had from all of this lead to him not catching the warning signs his experiment was going wrong and exploding.

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** * This trope also plays part in the origin of ComicBook/DoctorOctopus. His [[MyBelovedSmother overprotective mother]] forced Otto Octavius to break off his engagement to take care of her, only for Otto to discover her going out on a date. Enraged, he finally stood up to her and called her out, leading to her having a fatal heart attack in shock that her boy did that. The emotional duress Otto had from all of this lead to him not catching the warning signs his experiment was going wrong and exploding.



* ''Comicbook/XMen'': [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} Scott Summers]]' father Christopher aka Corsair was abducted by aliens when he and his brother were fairly young; when Dad showed up many years later, Scott vented his displeasure that a) he hadn't bothered to come back and look for them earlier, despite having plenty of opportunity, and b) he'd become a ruthless [[SpacePirates space pirate]] in the interim. The [[WesternAnimation/XMen animated series]] used a similar storyline, with even more shouting on Scott's part.

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[[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} Scott Summers]]' father Christopher aka Corsair was abducted by aliens when he and his brother were fairly young; when Dad showed up many years later, Scott vented his displeasure that a) he hadn't bothered to come back and look for them earlier, despite having plenty of opportunity, and b) he'd become a ruthless [[SpacePirates space pirate]] in the interim. The [[WesternAnimation/XMen animated series]] used a similar storyline, with even more shouting on Scott's part.



* In ''[[ComicBook/XMen Astonishing X-Men]]'' Cyclops "fires" Professor X after he finds out that Xavier knew the whole time that the Danger Room had become sentient, and that he continued to use her (and keep the secret to himself).

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* In ''[[ComicBook/XMen Astonishing X-Men]]'' X-Men]]'', Cyclops "fires" Professor X after he finds out that Xavier knew the whole time that the Danger Room had become sentient, and that he continued to use her (and keep the secret to himself).



* As mentioned above in the "Anime and Manga" section, Gendo never got called out by his son, Shinji, in the original Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion. This is ''Not'' the case in quite a few Fan Works.
** ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': In the sequel, Shinji calls Gendo out on lying about destroying all Yuiís pictures and then Shinji says after everything Gendo has done to him and his family he wants nothing of him.

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* As mentioned above in the "Anime and Manga" section, Gendo never got called out by his son, Shinji, in the original Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion. ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. This is ''Not'' ''not'' the case in quite a few Fan Works.
** ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': In the sequel, ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'', Shinji calls Gendo out on lying about destroying all Yuiís pictures and then Shinji says after everything Gendo has done to him and his family he wants nothing of him.



*** And in chapter 11 Shinji explodes in public:

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* [[OriginalCharacter Langxue]] does this to Iroh in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Embers}}'', in proxy for Zuko, over how Iroh's well-intentioned but ultimately misinformed actions are just causing more and more problems for Zuko.
** Unfortunately for Iroh, he doesn't take it to heart, and the results are an implicit disowning by Zuko in chapter 85.
*** In chapter 88, ''Aang'' does this to the whole White Lotus, calling them out on various inefficiencies of theirs -- Bumi's stupid tests that accomplished nothing when he could have directly helped Aang by being straightforward, Pakku over his refusal to train Katara (something that came back to bite them both in the fanfic), Iroh refusing to trust that his nephew's trust of Iroh could have led to Zuko making a HeelFaceTurn if Iroh had just been honest about why Zuko's loyalty to Ozai is misplaced...

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[[OriginalCharacter Langxue]] does this to Iroh in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Embers}}'', Iroh, in proxy for Zuko, over how Iroh's well-intentioned but ultimately misinformed actions are just causing more and more problems for Zuko.
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Zuko. Unfortunately for Iroh, he doesn't take it to heart, and the results are an implicit disowning by Zuko in chapter 85.
*** ** In chapter 88, ''Aang'' does this to the whole White Lotus, calling them out on various inefficiencies of theirs -- Bumi's stupid tests that accomplished nothing when he could have directly helped Aang by being straightforward, Pakku over his refusal to train Katara (something that came back to bite them both in the fanfic), Iroh refusing to trust that his nephew's trust of Iroh could have led to Zuko making a HeelFaceTurn if Iroh had just been honest about why Zuko's loyalty to Ozai is misplaced...



* ''Fanfic/PastSins'' has a heartwrenching scene that plays with this trope...
* In [[http://percyjacksonfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Nine_Months Nine Months]], April does this to her mother, Artemis.

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* ''Fanfic/PastSins'' has a heartwrenching scene that plays with this trope...
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In [[http://percyjacksonfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Nine_Months Nine Months]], April does this to her mother, Artemis.



** Case in point ''Naruto: Asunder'' except to BOTH parents (the fourth was in a form of stasis until his spirit was returned to his body. Kushina was forcefully sent back to Whirlpool to make it a Plan B safe haven if Konoha gets trashed.). Naruto, to his credit, says he understands fully WHY they sealed the Kyuubi in him but while they (Minato and Kushina) try to justify their actions Naruto points out that A) His mom SHOULD HAVE fought harder to stay with Naruto B) Thanks to their [[SarcasmMode excellent parenting]], he doesn't understand the concept of love in any form C) His life was shit because of what they did. Naruto even questions why the 4th didn't let the 3rd seal the Kyuubi, only for the 4th to say it was his burden to bear. Naruto FLIPS, calls bullshit and says the 3rd would've been happy to save the village. Naruto ends off saying that they shouldn't have had him if they were going to give him up and "It doesn't matter if you're back. I made it fine without you and still don't need you. Don't bother me again.". Even at the end of the story Naruto never forgives them but extends a "I don't completely hate your guts" gesture.

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** Case in point ''Naruto: Asunder'' except to BOTH parents (the fourth was in a form of stasis until his spirit was returned to his body. Kushina was forcefully sent back to Whirlpool to make it a Plan B safe haven if Konoha gets trashed.). Naruto, to his credit, says he understands fully WHY they sealed the Kyuubi in him but while they (Minato and Kushina) try to justify their actions Naruto points out that A) His mom SHOULD HAVE fought harder to stay with Naruto B) Thanks to their [[SarcasmMode excellent parenting]], he doesn't understand the concept of love in any form C) His life was shit because of what they did. Naruto even questions why the 4th didn't let the 3rd seal the Kyuubi, only for the 4th to say it was his burden to bear. Naruto FLIPS, calls bullshit and says the 3rd would've been happy to save the village. Naruto ends off saying that they shouldn't have had him if they were going to give him up and "It doesn't matter if you're back. I made it fine without you and still don't need you. Don't bother me again.". Even at the end of the story Naruto never forgives them but extends a "I don't completely hate your guts" gesture.



* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', [[spoiler: Nanoha, who in this story is the reincarnation of Princess Serenity, calls out Queen Serenity for her lax attention in raising Princess Serenity, both as a mother and as a queen, saying that if she had prepared her for her duties better and not let her sneak away to Earth so much, Serenity might not have committed suicide upon Endymion's death. She also points out that there were several other possible negative outcomes to Serenity and Endymion's relationship, which Serenity did not foresee due to not being raised well.]]

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* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', [[spoiler: Nanoha, ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'':
** [[spoiler:Nanoha,
who in this story is the reincarnation of Princess Serenity, calls out Queen Serenity for her lax attention in raising Princess Serenity, both as a mother and as a queen, saying that if she had prepared her for her duties better and not let her sneak away to Earth so much, Serenity might not have committed suicide upon Endymion's death. She also points out that there were several other possible negative outcomes to Serenity and Endymion's relationship, which Serenity did not foresee due to not being raised well.]]



-->'''Akio''': The only one here thatís a disgrace here is you, Nishizumi. Victory or nothing? If that was true, wouldnít Mahoís defeat have been enough for you to give her a chance? Miho is twice the tank commander you ever were Shiho.Ē
-->'''Shiho''': I will not be spoken to in such a fashion!
-->'''Akio''': Itís the only fashion you deserve to be spoken to. Sensha-do isnít just about victory. Itís about camaraderie and friendship. Miho faced your team outnumbered more than two to one and she won. With her leadership a team made up of inferior tanks bested yours with their King Tigers, Maus, and Panthers. She beat Maho herself in a singular duel with a Panzer IV. Why are you punishing her for doing well?
-->'''Shiho''': [[ShutUpKirk That is not what Sensha-do is about, little boy]]!
-->'''Akio''': [[GetOut GET OUT]]! If [[spoiler:youíre not claiming her as your daughter]] you have no right to be here.

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-->'''Akio''': --->'''Akio''': The only one here thatís a disgrace here is you, Nishizumi. Victory or nothing? If that was true, wouldnít Mahoís defeat have been enough for you to give her a chance? Miho is twice the tank commander you ever were Shiho.Ē
-->'''Shiho''': --->'''Shiho''': I will not be spoken to in such a fashion!
-->'''Akio''': --->'''Akio''': Itís the only fashion you deserve to be spoken to. Sensha-do isnít just about victory. Itís about camaraderie and friendship. Miho faced your team outnumbered more than two to one and she won. With her leadership a team made up of inferior tanks bested yours with their King Tigers, Maus, and Panthers. She beat Maho herself in a singular duel with a Panzer IV. Why are you punishing her for doing well?
-->'''Shiho''': --->'''Shiho''': [[ShutUpKirk That is not what Sensha-do is about, little boy]]!
-->'''Akio''': --->'''Akio''': [[GetOut GET OUT]]! If [[spoiler:youíre not claiming her as your daughter]] you have no right to be here.



* Happens in the sixth flashback chapter ([[{{Doorstopper}} forty-sixth overall]]) of FanFic/TheTwilightChild, when the main character finally snaps at her mother. Neither of them were on a good basis with each other anyway, but from thereon out neither speaks to each other until the very end of the story. Even worse since the mother is actually trying to get on with her daughter. The name of this person? [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle.]]

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* Happens in the sixth flashback chapter ([[{{Doorstopper}} forty-sixth overall]]) of FanFic/TheTwilightChild, ''FanFic/TheTwilightChild'', when the main character finally snaps at her mother. Neither of them were on a good basis with each other anyway, but from thereon out neither speaks to each other until the very end of the story. Even worse since the mother is actually trying to get on with her daughter. The name of this person? [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle.]]



* Stephanie Brown's argument with Batman in Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat deconstructing his claim that he "thought she was alive" after the events of War Games just reeks of this, though she does bitterly point out that he can't be her old man, since no matter how hard she tried, he never let her into his family.

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* Stephanie Brown's argument with Batman in Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat ''Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat'' deconstructing his claim that he "thought she was alive" after the events of War Games just reeks of this, though she does bitterly point out that he can't be her old man, since no matter how hard she tried, he never let her into his family.



** The fanfic comic [[http://miyukey.deviantart.com/gallery/60808776/ML-comic-DOWN Down]] features Adrien, who has had his confession to Ladybug thrown in his face and Alya and Marinette ignoring and avoiding him with the former throwing him a DeathGlare every chance she gets, finally snapping when his father scolds him for making him look bad and launching into one of these speeches, including claiming his MissingMom was right to call Gabriel "a selfish bastard who doesn't need a family". [[NotHelpingYourCase Gabriel slaps Adrien to shut him up]] and while he [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone immediately regrets it and tries to apologize]], [[BreakTheCutie Adrien is broken and no longer has any energy to stand up for himself]], [[IHaveNoSon though in a second shorter example of this trope, he pointedly reframes his relationship with Gabriel as that of employee/employer rather than father/son.]]

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** * The fanfic comic [[http://miyukey.deviantart.com/gallery/60808776/ML-comic-DOWN Down]] features Adrien, who has had his confession to Ladybug thrown in his face and Alya and Marinette ignoring and avoiding him with the former throwing him a DeathGlare every chance she gets, finally snapping when his father scolds him for making him look bad and launching into one of these speeches, including claiming his MissingMom was right to call Gabriel "a selfish bastard who doesn't need a family". [[NotHelpingYourCase Gabriel slaps Adrien to shut him up]] and while he [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone immediately regrets it and tries to apologize]], [[BreakTheCutie Adrien is broken and no longer has any energy to stand up for himself]], [[IHaveNoSon though in a second shorter example of this trope, he pointedly reframes his relationship with Gabriel as that of employee/employer rather than father/son.]]



** Kovu also calls his mother Zira out after she holds him responsible for the death of his brother Nuka.
-->'''Kovu:''' I did nothing!\\

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** Kovu also calls his mother Zira out after she holds him responsible for the death of his brother Nuka.
-->'''Kovu:''' --->'''Kovu:''' I did nothing!\\



* ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'': Used with Fester/Gordon after his [[spoiler:fake]] mother pushes him just a little too far....

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* %%* ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'': Used with Fester/Gordon after his [[spoiler:fake]] mother pushes him just a little too far....



* Film/BeyondTheLights: After bottling up her emotions for years and even attempting suicide rather than actually address it, Noni finally calls her mother out on being a micromanaging, [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]], StageMom. She isn't wrong and her mother slaps her in frustration.

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* Film/BeyondTheLights: ''Film/BeyondTheLights'': After bottling up her emotions for years and even attempting suicide rather than actually address it, Noni finally calls her mother out on being a micromanaging, [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]], StageMom. She isn't wrong and her mother slaps her in frustration.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The whole issue of "Jedi truths" ought to count.

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* %%* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The whole issue of "Jedi truths" ought to count.truths".



* William de Worde does this to his father at the end of the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/TheTruth''.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''

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* %%* William de Worde does this to his father at the end of the Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/TheTruth''.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':



** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' Hallows]]'':



*** He also gets to call out [[spoiler:Dumbledore again, when they meet in Harry's [[ItMakesSenseInContext dreamworld limbo train station]]]], towards the end of the book.

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*** He also Harry gets to call out [[spoiler:Dumbledore again, when they meet in Harry's [[ItMakesSenseInContext dreamworld limbo train station]]]], towards the end of the book.



* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'':
** For the entire duration of Jocelyn's kidnapping and subsequent coma, Clary is completely devoted to bringing her back. When Jocelyn finally is cured and returned, the very first thing Clary does is tear into her for depriving Clary of her Sight and not preparing her for the Shadowhunters' world.

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* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'':
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''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'': For the entire duration of Jocelyn's kidnapping and subsequent coma, Clary is completely devoted to bringing her back. When Jocelyn finally is cured and returned, the very first thing Clary does is tear into her for depriving Clary of her Sight and not preparing her for the Shadowhunters' world.



* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', Luke is...very ticked with his father.

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* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'':
**
Luke is...very ticked with his father.
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