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27th Jul '16 6:23:02 AM Kakai
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* Praxton of ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' outright tells his son Kenton that he has no chance of ever becoming a Sand Master, as he has no talent and no power, and that he should give up pursuing a stupid dream he has no way of ever achieving. Hurts more thanks to the fact that Praxton himself is the most powerful of all Sand Masters.
26th Jul '16 9:37:24 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy,'' Ged's father, a blacksmith, is always telling him his fantasies will do him no good, and that learning to make a living as a blacksmith is the only realistic way for Ged to get by in the world. He's proven wrong when Ged [[TakeThat becomes a wizard]].
** Of course, one might consider the whole EldritchAbomination incident to be an argument in his father's favour...

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* In the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy,'' ''Literature/AWizardOfEarthsea'', Ged's father, a blacksmith, is always telling him his fantasies will do him no good, and that learning to make a living as a blacksmith is the only realistic way for Ged to get by in the world. He's proven wrong when Ged [[TakeThat becomes a wizard]].
** Of course, one might consider the whole EldritchAbomination incident to be an argument in his father's favour...
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19th Jul '16 3:34:49 PM looneynightmare
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* One episode of ''Series/GunSmoke'' dealt with a farmer who disapproved of his son reading fantasy books like ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' he goes as far as burning one of the books despite the fact that it belonged to the school, he also disapproved of him going to school because he felt it interfered with his farming, the boy wanted to be a teacher instead of a farmer, the boy's teacher takes the father to court because he pulled his son from the school and also because he assaulted him, eventually the teacher is able to convince the father to allow the boy to go back to school and let him be what he wants when he grows up.
9th Jun '16 9:17:16 PM Adept
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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 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.
28th May '16 1:28:35 PM Eddy1215
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** In the however, it's revealed that he has kept newspaper clippings regarding the growing success of Wonka's factory.
28th May '16 1:24:12 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', it's revealed that as children, Cody's father and Owikawa were aware of the digital world and dreamed of going there one day. Cody's grandfather, unaware that [[RealAllAlong the digital world was real]], thought this was unrealistic obsession and ordered it to stop.

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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', it's revealed that as children, Cody's father and Owikawa were aware of the digital world and dreamed of going there one day. Cody's grandfather, unaware that [[RealAllAlong [[RealAfterAll the digital world was real]], thought this was unrealistic obsession and ordered it to stop.
28th May '16 1:22:47 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', it's revealed that as children, Cody's father and Owikawa were aware of the digital world and dreamed of going there one day. Cody's grandfather, unaware that [[RealAllAlong the digital world was real]], thought this was unrealistic obsession and ordered it to stop.


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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', a beaver wanted to be a musician, but his father wanted him to be a construction worker like him and so destroyed his bongos and enrolled him in construction school. While this trope is portrayed as harsh in many cases, this one was downright lethal as the dam the beaver would build caused the farm to flood and nearly drowned Eustace and Muriel.
20th May '16 11:22:20 PM TheCuza
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* In the series finale of ''Series/CornerGas'', Emma disapproves of Brent going into the city to preform stand-up comedy every week, believing that at his age he should be "stuck in a rut with a wife and kids, living the Hell ''we'' all lived". Bizarrely, Oscar is actually ''supportive'' for once, key word being "for once".
-->'''Oscar:''' Unbelievable, Emma! The boy has a chance to do something with his life and you wanna squash it! This is just like the time you burnt his letter of acceptance from college.\\
'''Emma:''' ''You'' burned that!\\
'''Oscar:''' Well... someone had to take over the family business!
4th May '16 12:32:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* Michael's father in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' does not approve of his youngest son going off and playing KnightErrant. His first major attempt to force Michael to quit is to legally require him to become a steward, and when Michael still refuses he [[spoiler:has his son branded as a criminal and stripped of legal rights to try and eliminate all options other than being steward.]]

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* Michael's father in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' does not approve of his youngest son going off and playing KnightErrant. His first major attempt to force Michael to quit is to legally require him to become a steward, and when Michael still refuses he [[spoiler:has his son branded as a criminal and stripped of legal rights to try and eliminate all options other than being steward.]]
27th Mar '16 3:02:36 AM CaptEquinox
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* Inverted, but good, by Creator/ShirleyJackson. Invited to write a children's book, she was provided with a list of acceptable vocabulary words. She saw ''getting'' and ''spending'', ''cost,'' ''buy'', ''supermarket'', ''post office'' -- but not ''magic'', ''wishing'' or ''Fairyland.'' Incensed, she wrote ''Nine Magic Wishes''. In the two books about her home life, ''Life Among the Savages'' and ''Raising Demons'', she allows her children's imaginations free rein.
--> ''... there are many groups of educators who feel that Fairyland is an unhealthy environment for growing minds, but in a choice between television (“television” was on the list) and Fairyland, I know where I would rather have my own children growing up.''
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