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23rd Aug '16 4:16:53 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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*** 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.
17th Aug '16 2:26:23 AM WillBGood
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* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'': Timber Wolf was calling out his [[EvilutionaryBiologist father]] twice in the series, the first time where he confronts him in the lab after the Legion helped restore his humanity, was when he points out that his father wasn't a [[AbusiveParents good parent]] to him and destroys his lab, the second time [[spoiler: he was BrainwashedandCrazy]] and was confronting him at a science convention in front of a huge audience, where he accuses him of manipulating people around him and experimenting on sentient beings as well as destroying their lives and families.[[spoiler: This time he makes himself into a SelfMadeOrphan.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'': Timber Wolf was calling out his [[EvilutionaryBiologist father]] twice in the series, the first time where he confronts him in the lab after the Legion helped restore his humanity, was when he points out that his father wasn't a [[AbusiveParents good parent]] to him and destroys his lab, the second time [[spoiler: he was BrainwashedandCrazy]] BrainwashedAndCrazy]] and was confronting him at a science convention in front of a huge audience, where he accuses him of manipulating people around him and experimenting on sentient beings as well as destroying their lives and families.families. [[spoiler: This time he makes himself into a SelfMadeOrphan.]]
17th Aug '16 2:24:06 AM WillBGood
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* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', the first time Lindesfarne appears together with Angelique, her adoptive mother until she divorced Kevin, is when Angelique hires her as a babysitter. Lindesfarne starts out unsure of whether she should continue calling her "Mother" like she used to, and then lays into her over being distant while raising her (resulting in Lindesfarne becoming a [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Gal]]), and then abandoning her. Later on, Rudy gets this with the memory of his deceased father after he learns that [[spoiler:his rival Vin Vulpen is his half-brother on his father's side, meaning that his father had an affair]] ("[[BrokenPedestal So who do I turn to now for a moral, ethical male role model]]?"}.

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* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', the first time Lindesfarne appears together with Angelique, her adoptive mother until she divorced Kevin, is when Angelique hires her as a babysitter. Lindesfarne starts out unsure of whether she should continue calling her "Mother" like she used to, and then lays into her over being distant while raising her (resulting in Lindesfarne becoming a [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter "Well Done, Daughter!" Gal]]), and then abandoning her. Later on, Rudy gets this with the memory of his deceased father after he learns that [[spoiler:his rival Vin Vulpen is his half-brother on his father's side, meaning that his father had an affair]] ("[[BrokenPedestal So who do I turn to now for a moral, ethical male role model]]?"}.
17th Aug '16 1:40:59 AM WillBGood
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', the [[ButtMonkey unfairly despised]] but worthy youngest son Tyrion Lannister finally tells off his father, Lord Tywin Lannister. And then [[spoiler:kills him. Tywin deserved it]].

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', the ''ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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[[ButtMonkey unfairly despised]] but worthy youngest son Tyrion Lannister finally tells off his father, Lord Tywin Lannister. And then [[spoiler:kills him. Tywin deserved it]].
17th Aug '16 1:36:30 AM WillBGood
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* ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (''Meet The Fockers''): The ''entire family'' calls out Robert DeNiro's character for using truth serum on his future son-in-law.

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* ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (''Meet The Fockers''): The ''entire family'' calls out Robert DeNiro's Creator/RobertDeNiro's character for using truth serum on his future son-in-law.
15th Aug '16 8:46:46 PM LordYAM
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** In Issue #377, Bruce is sent into a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind where he relives various traumas. Eventually they reach his mother's grave, where he confronted his father. A hallucination of his father as a monster appears and calls him a "perverted monster"....but Bruce cuts loose and calls out the image for years of abuse, stating that HE was the monster and that he buried his emotions for fear of being like him. The monster promptly takes Brian's form and shatters.
13th Aug '16 8:32:20 PM nombretomado
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* The father and son of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' set up a Calling The Old Man Out throughout the entire game (case in point: in a {{Flashback}} where a young Tidus doesn't show any grief for his missing father and wishes that he'll never come back, his mother asks him if he won't wish for his return so that he can tell him how much he hates him). Near the end of the game [[spoiler:they subvert it when Tidus, who has sympathized too much with his father to resent him anymore, tries to call out Jecht despite the tears from his eyes and the knot in his throat. He's barely able to say that he hates Jecht, but does choke it out, only to immediately follow it up by saying that he doesn't mean it, but doesn't know what else to feel. To his credit, Jecht had already acknowledged what a horrible father he had been, and that Tidus was justified in his hate]].
** ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' changes their dynamic a bit; Jecht is more or less something of a PosthumousCharacter (kind of, it's complicated) in Final Fantasy X, but in Dissidia, he's fully alive and his normal self. Tidus's showdown with Jecht has Jecht initially beating the tar out of Tidus, only for Tidus to recover and yell, "There's no tomorrow for me until I beat you today!" It's actually pretty cool.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
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The father and son of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' set up a Calling The Old Man Out throughout the entire game (case in point: in a {{Flashback}} where a young Tidus doesn't show any grief for his missing father and wishes that he'll never come back, his mother asks him if he won't wish for his return so that he can tell him how much he hates him). Near the end of the game [[spoiler:they subvert it when Tidus, who has sympathized too much with his father to resent him anymore, tries to call out Jecht despite the tears from his eyes and the knot in his throat. He's barely able to say that he hates Jecht, but does choke it out, only to immediately follow it up by saying that he doesn't mean it, but doesn't know what else to feel. To his credit, Jecht had already acknowledged what a horrible father he had been, and that Tidus was justified in his hate]].
** ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' changes their dynamic a bit; Jecht is more or less something of a PosthumousCharacter (kind of, it's complicated) in Final ''Final Fantasy X, X'', but in Dissidia, he's fully alive and his normal self. Tidus's showdown with Jecht has Jecht initially beating the tar out of Tidus, only for Tidus to recover and yell, "There's no tomorrow for me until I beat you today!" It's actually pretty cool.



*** And his antagonistic relationship with his father is never actually explained in Dissidia, beyond the need to settle things with Jecht. It's unclear if it's a case of hatred and loathing or anger at living in the old man's shadow and disgust at his father's being manipulated.

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*** And his antagonistic relationship with his father is never actually explained in Dissidia, ''Dissidia'', beyond the need to settle things with Jecht. It's unclear if it's a case of hatred and loathing or anger at living in the old man's shadow and disgust at his father's being manipulated.
7th Jul '16 5:25:13 PM Doug86
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* Mark does this to the Emperor, his biological father, when he finally meets him in the ''Third BookOfSwords'' by Fred Saberhagen. Since the Emperor is really [[spoiler:[[BluenoseBowdlerizer God]]]], it is not very surprising that His response is, in effect, when you're as old as I am and know as much as I do, you can question what I do and why I do it.

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* Mark does this to the Emperor, his biological father, when he finally meets him in the ''Third BookOfSwords'' Literature/BookOfSwords'' by Fred Saberhagen. Since the Emperor is really [[spoiler:[[BluenoseBowdlerizer God]]]], it is not very surprising that His response is, in effect, when you're as old as I am and know as much as I do, you can question what I do and why I do it.
24th Jun '16 8:42:23 AM Josef5678
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* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', after Jacob sees [[spoiler:Lou is having sex with Kelly,]] he becomes completely flabbergasted that [[spoiler:this makes Lou his father,]] which Jacob sees as a sort of MoralEventHorizon.
-->'''Jacob''': "I always knew there was a reason I hated you!"
24th Jun '16 2:15:15 AM Freezer
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** Toph calls out ''both'' parents in her debut episode, telling them (politely) that she likes being a fighter and is tired of them overprotecting her. Unfortunately, her father decides this means she needs to be protected even ''more''.

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** Toph calls out ''both'' parents in her debut episode, telling them (politely) that she likes being a fighter and is tired of them overprotecting her. Unfortunately, her father decides this means she needs to be protected even ''more''. All the more frustrating because all of this takes place after both of Toph's parents have seen her in action and have seen how well she could handle herself.
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