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13th Feb '17 4:53:06 PM InSetsofThree
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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': Professor Membrane strongly disapproves of Dib's fascination with the paranormal, and keeps urging him to study "real science."
13th Feb '17 4:16:22 PM DrFraud
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* Mary Vanderworth's parents in ''Mary le Chef: Cooking Passion'' want her to become a lawyer like them instead of a chef. This results in her juggling a waitress job and an entry-level position at a law firm in an attempt to not disappoint them while still chasing her dream.

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* Mary Vanderworth's parents in ''Mary le Chef: Cooking Passion'' want her to become a lawyer like them instead of a chef. This results in her juggling a waitress job as a part-time cook and an entry-level position at a law firm in an attempt to not disappoint them while still chasing her dream.
12th Feb '17 6:18:02 PM DrFraud
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* In Barbara Kingsolver's ''Animal Dreams,'' the protagonist's (single) never read her and her sister any stories, but just taught them facts. (Though, in the present, when the kids are grown up, he seems pretty mild-mannered.) The girls managed to use their imaginations, anyway, to the extent of "We are from Zanzibar, we are from Ireland, our mother is the Queen of Potatoes."

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* In Barbara Kingsolver's ''Animal Dreams,'' the protagonist's (single) father never read her and her sister any stories, but just taught them facts. (Though, in the present, when the kids are grown up, he seems pretty mild-mannered.) The girls managed to use their imaginations, anyway, to the extent of "We are from Zanzibar, we are from Ireland, our mother is the Queen of Potatoes."



* Murph from ''[[Literature/HenryHuggins Henry and the Paper Route]]'' is a TeenGenius who is working on building his own robot. His father thinks his pursuits is a waste of time, and wouldn't give Murph the money he needs to buy parts for the robot. Murph eventually puts his robot project on hiatus when he couldn't keep up his work as a paper boy in Klickitat street.

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* Murph from ''[[Literature/HenryHuggins Henry and the Paper Route]]'' is a TeenGenius who is working on building his own robot. His father thinks his pursuits is are a waste of time, and wouldn't won't give Murph the money he needs to buy parts for the robot. Murph eventually puts his robot project on hiatus when he couldn't can't keep up his work as a paper boy in Klickitat street.Street.



* In ''Mishap: An Accidental Haunting'' the parents of Judith Kaufman wanted her to take over the family investment business instead of being a painter. Sadly, like all of the other ghosts in the game, she died with her dream unfulfilled.

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* In ''Mishap: An Accidental Haunting'' the parents of Judith Kaufman wanted her to take over the family investment business instead of being a painter. Sadly, like all of the other boss ghosts in the game, she died with her dream unfulfilled.


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* Mary Vanderworth's parents in ''Mary le Chef: Cooking Passion'' want her to become a lawyer like them instead of a chef. This results in her juggling a waitress job and an entry-level position at a law firm in an attempt to not disappoint them while still chasing her dream.
5th Feb '17 3:17:51 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'', Lord Swivel hires a tutor who gets his elder sons functionally literate. When the youngest son Geoffrey shows a passion for reading and an interest in languages and mythology, Lord Swivel has the tutor dismissed. (Geoffrey never even ''thinks'' of letting his father know that he wants to be a witch.)
19th Jan '17 9:29:55 PM riverdine
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** This is reinforced by Gothel by attempting to limit her imagination; the only books in the tower are Botany, Geology, and Cooking, which Rapunzel has read hundreds of times before, two of which are fairly useless to her as she never goes outside and one can directly benefit Gothel.
13th Jan '17 12:48:55 AM Doug86
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* A milder example; Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara) in ''Film/MiracleOn34thStreet'' didn't expose her daughter to fairy tales, believing that she should be truthful with her child. While her decision in this regard was informed by her backstory, she was never cruel to her daughter, just pragmatic.

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* A milder example; Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara) in ''Film/MiracleOn34thStreet'' ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' didn't expose her daughter to fairy tales, believing that she should be truthful with her child. While her decision in this regard was informed by her backstory, she was never cruel to her daughter, just pragmatic.



* When Mr. Langtree from ''WesternAnimation/OvertheGardenWall'' discovers his daughter attempting to teach her animal students to play musical instruments, he promptly and angrily confiscates them and threatens to revoke her funding. [[spoiler: Subverted when it's shown he was going to pawn them as a last-ditch effort to keep the school afloat, having already spent his life savings on it.]]

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* When Mr. Langtree from ''WesternAnimation/OvertheGardenWall'' ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' discovers his daughter attempting to teach her animal students to play musical instruments, he promptly and angrily confiscates them and threatens to revoke her funding. [[spoiler: Subverted when it's shown he was going to pawn them as a last-ditch effort to keep the school afloat, having already spent his life savings on it.]]
26th Dec '16 4:24:03 AM VoxAquila
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* Creator/GeorgeLucas' father did not approve of his film-making career.

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* Creator/GeorgeLucas' Creator/GeorgeLucas's father did not approve of his film-making career.career. He did come around when his son started breaking box office records.
26th Dec '16 4:18:59 AM VoxAquila
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* ''Film/MazesAndMonsters:'' Daniel's parents, especially his mother, take a dim view of his role-playing hobby, insisting that he focus all his attention on his computer science degree.
25th Dec '16 11:10:10 AM MitchellProductions
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"Fantasy" in this trope isn't [[{{Fantasy}} about the genre]], but "fantasy" from the father's perspective. To the OverprotectiveDad, any and all of these "distractions" are a TragicDream waiting to happen that will ruin their child's chances at life. For narrative purposes, this is basically anything that the kid likes that'll move the plot forward via alienating them from their dad (possible later reconciliation optional but heartwarming), which puts the FantasyForbiddingFather into an antagonist role, though with rare exceptions he is not a true villain.

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"Fantasy" in this trope isn't [[{{Fantasy}} about the genre]], but "fantasy" from the father's perspective. To the OverprotectiveDad, any and all of these "distractions" are a TragicDream waiting to happen that will ruin their child's chances at life. For narrative purposes, this is basically anything that the kid likes that'll move the plot forward via alienating them from their dad (possible later reconciliation optional but heartwarming), which puts the FantasyForbiddingFather Fantasy-Forbidding Father into an antagonist role, though with rare exceptions he is not a true villain.
3rd Dec '16 9:27:43 AM ultimomant
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': A flashback reveals that Gozaburo asked his adopted Kaiba what he would do if he was in charge of Kaiba Corp. Kaiba says that he wants to make Kaibaland (which is very much like Disneyland) for kids to enjoy. However, Gozaburo is an ArmsDealer, so he is completely unable to comprehend such a thing. So he decided to take away Kaiba's toys. Considering that Gozaburo was very abusive towards Seto Kaiba at least, this would indicate that he simply wanted to keep Seto under his thumb.
** That Kaiba eventually overthrows him is {{laser guided karma}}, that he would eventually build Kaibaland and it was successful is desecrating the grave of somebody who deserved it

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': A flashback reveals that Gozaburo Kaiba asked his adopted Kaiba son Seto what he would do if he was in charge of Kaiba Corp. Kaiba Seto says that he wants to make Kaibaland (which is very much like Disneyland) for kids to enjoy. However, Gozaburo is an ArmsDealer, so he is completely unable to comprehend such a thing. So he decided to take away Kaiba's Seto's toys. Considering that Gozaburo was very abusive towards Seto Kaiba at least, this would indicate that he simply wanted to keep Seto under his thumb.
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thumb. That Kaiba Seto eventually overthrows him is {{laser guided karma}}, that he would eventually build Kaibaland and it was successful is desecrating the grave of somebody who deserved it
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