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17th May '17 1:52:21 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Creator/JohnGrisham The Appeal]],'' F. Clyde Hardin finds himself forced into this position after his father, an enthusiastic and highly skilled trial lawyer, died. The son is neither.

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* In ''[[Creator/JohnGrisham The Appeal]],'' Creator/JohnGrisham's ''The Appeal'', F. Clyde Hardin finds himself forced into this position after his father, an enthusiastic and highly skilled trial lawyer, died. The son is neither.
17th Apr '17 12:29:07 AM troodos
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* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Cassandra Cain]] had to deal with this ''twice''. Her biological father David wanted her to become the ultimate assassin, and carry on his legacy. He essentially saw her as an extension of his own work. Even though her adopted father [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] is [[HappilyAdopted a better parent than David in every way]], he still often falls into this trope, projecting his own issues and motivations onto Cassandra, something which her [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate mother]] Barbara Gordon confronts him on several times.
8th Apr '17 6:04:39 AM kazokuhouou
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* Double subverted in the Hulu series ''Harlots''. Lucy doesn't want to become a whore like her mother and sister did, and to be fair, her mother Margaret didn't want her daughters to become whores either. It's just cruel fate that she has no choice but to become a whore.
30th Mar '17 8:07:58 AM kazokuhouou
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** Gameplay wise, much like ''Awakening'', many of the second generation characters share the same starting class as their father (or mother, in a Male Kana's case), with the exceptions of Midori (prefers medicine) and Percy (canonically given a pet dragon that he learned to ride). Shigure is a special exception as he inherits his ''mother's secondary'' class, as no matter what Azura will be his mother, but her class is a special class so can't be inherited. Shiro is an odd case. In the main story he's a Spear Fighter instead of a Samurai like his father (presumably) was, however, in the Heirs of Fate DLC he's a Swordmaster like his father was. No explanation is given on why he was a Spear Fighter (the DLC reclass can be explained by him inheriting his father's sword Raijinto).

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** Gameplay wise, much like ''Awakening'', many of the second generation characters share the same starting class as their father (or mother, in a Male Kana's case), with the exceptions of Midori (prefers medicine) medicine), Forrest (because RealMenWearPink) and Percy (canonically given a pet dragon that he learned to ride). Shigure is a special exception as he inherits his ''mother's secondary'' class, as no matter what Azura will be his mother, but her class is a special class so can't be inherited. Shiro is an odd case. In the main story he's a Spear Fighter instead of a Samurai like his father (presumably) was, however, in the Heirs of Fate DLC he's a Swordmaster like his father was. No explanation is given on why he was a Spear Fighter (the DLC reclass can be explained by him inheriting his father's sword Raijinto).
29th Mar '17 9:03:55 AM kazokuhouou
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'':
** It's specifically noted that Kjelle and Noire's mothers inverted this, as Kjelle didn't have the prowess in horse riding she'd need to be a Cavalier like Sully, and Tharja knows DarkIsEvil and doesn't want Noire to be corrupted by it like she had. Severa deliberately averts it too because she has issues with her mother Cordelia.
** Gameplay wise, many of the second generation characters (aside from the above) share the same starting class as their mother, the exceptions being Brady (Troubador is gender-exclusive), Inigo (his mother is a special class), and Owain (too HotBlooded to make an effective Priest). Oddly, Morgan, despite his/her intense desire to follow in his/her parent the Avatar's footsteps and become a Tactician, only starts as this if his father is Chrom [[spoiler: or Walhart]] or her mother is Olivia or Lucina, otherwise starting as the starting class of the other parent.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
** Averted with Ophelia. Ophelia is very eager to follow in her father Odin's steps and become a 'Chosen One' and Odin is so happy that she wants to.
** Asugi plays this straight. He has little desire to become the next head of the Saizo clan, to the point that he changed his name to Asugi (he was initially named Saizo), as he felt that he and his father have nothing in common. Saizo eventually accepts that Asugi has his own sense of honor and own way of doing things and releases him from the pressure of becoming the next Saizo. However, if he achieves an A-Support with Asugi, Asugi will decide to take up the Saizo name after all. Sure enough, all his endings note that while Asugi disappears from historical record, the Saizo name continues to live on for 100 generations.
** Nina inverts this: she wants to be a thief like her father Niles, and is hostile toward her father because he doesn't want her to go down that path. She's a lot more understanding when she finds out he became a thief because he ''had'' to in order to survive, and in all her endings gives up her thievery for philanthropy. Fittingly enough, Asugi and Nina can marry in the ''Revelations'' path.
** Gameplay wise, much like ''Awakening'', many of the second generation characters share the same starting class as their father (or mother, in a Male Kana's case), with the exceptions of Midori (prefers medicine) and Percy (canonically given a pet dragon that he learned to ride). Shigure is a special exception as he inherits his ''mother's secondary'' class, as no matter what Azura will be his mother, but her class is a special class so can't be inherited. Shiro is an odd case. In the main story he's a Spear Fighter instead of a Samurai like his father (presumably) was, however, in the Heirs of Fate DLC he's a Swordmaster like his father was. No explanation is given on why he was a Spear Fighter (the DLC reclass can be explained by him inheriting his father's sword Raijinto).
24th Mar '17 11:29:52 AM ChaoticNovelist
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See also TurnOutLikeHisFather and FantasyForbiddingFather.

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See also TurnOutLikeHisFather and FantasyForbiddingFather.
FantasyForbiddingFather. Contrast with WellDoneSonGuy, where the child ''really'' wants to follow the footsteps to earn praise and approval from their parent.


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*''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'': William Miles was adamant about his son, Desmond, becoming an Assassin like himself. Desmond disagreed and ran away from home. The Templars eventually got their hands on him, stuff happened, and Desmond realized the importance of his father's war, thereby becoming an Assassin anyway.

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19th Mar '17 1:08:14 PM nombretomado
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* Planned inversion: Micah Wright once made a {{pilot}} for an action-adventure series for {{Nickelodeon}} titled ''WesternAnimation/ConstantPayne'', eventually shelved because of [[TooSoon September 11]], among other things. [[http://micahwright.com/television/constant-payne.htm According to]] [[WordOfGod the man himself]], the series' premise (which doesn't feature in the pilot) would have been that the Payne father was planning to ''not'' pass down the long-running FamilyBusiness to his daughter, even though she wanted to inherit it.

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* Planned inversion: Micah Wright once made a {{pilot}} for an action-adventure series for {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} titled ''WesternAnimation/ConstantPayne'', eventually shelved because of [[TooSoon September 11]], among other things. [[http://micahwright.com/television/constant-payne.htm According to]] [[WordOfGod the man himself]], the series' premise (which doesn't feature in the pilot) would have been that the Payne father was planning to ''not'' pass down the long-running FamilyBusiness to his daughter, even though she wanted to inherit it.
5th Mar '17 11:27:18 AM ZombieAladdin
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See also TurnOutLikeHisFather.

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See also TurnOutLikeHisFather.
TurnOutLikeHisFather and FantasyForbiddingFather.
29th Dec '16 9:13:15 PM Dawnwing
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Tigerstar genuinely does want his children to become strong warriors. He also wants them to continue his goals of ruling the forest, however, and even after his death tries to groom them into following his plans.
11th Dec '16 12:59:36 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* In the webcomic ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', Summer seems to resent being stuck with superpowers, and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=178776 having no choice as to what her future will be]].

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* In the webcomic ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', Summer seems to resent being stuck with superpowers, superpowers and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=178776 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2111632/not-much-choice/ having no choice as to what her future will be]].
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