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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]].
16th Nov '16 10:23:38 AM Gbubu
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* Laurie Juspezcyk/Silk Spectre of Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}, whose mother, Sally, was constantly pressuring her to succeed her as a superhero.
13th Oct '16 10:48:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/SkyHigh'', [[AlliterativeName Steve Stronghold]] a.k.a. the Commander was disappointed that his son Will didn't inherit his SuperStrength (or any other superpower for that matter) and therefore wouldn't be able to become a superhero like him. He even entertained the thought of dumping toxic waste on Will. Fortunately Will was just a late bloomer.

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* In ''Film/SkyHigh'', ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', [[AlliterativeName Steve Stronghold]] a.k.a. the Commander was disappointed that his son Will didn't inherit his SuperStrength (or any other superpower for that matter) and therefore wouldn't be able to become a superhero like him. He even entertained the thought of dumping toxic waste on Will. Fortunately Will was just a late bloomer.
24th Sep '16 2:46:28 PM ANTMuddle
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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.



* 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]],'' F. Clyde Hardin finds himself forced into this position after his father, an enthusiastic and highly skilled trial lawyer, died. The son is neither.
24th Sep '16 2:45:56 PM ANTMuddle
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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.
21st Aug '16 10:51:06 AM nombretomado
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* This is Quain'tana's strategy with her [[spoiler:grand]]daughter and heir Ariel in ''{{Drowtales}}'', with mixed results. Quain'tana was born on the street with nothing to her name and built her way up to one of the most power leaders in the world, and wants Ariel to do the same, starting her at the rank of a grunt. After a 15 {{timeskip}} this has been semi-successful, but Quain had previously gone through ''at least'' three heirs (one who hates her, one who seemed alright before got possessed and one who was a failure all around) meaning that she's so far only been halfway successful at this strategy, and her other parenting skills or lack thereof put her far into AbusiveParents territory.

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* This is Quain'tana's strategy with her [[spoiler:grand]]daughter and heir Ariel in ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', with mixed results. Quain'tana was born on the street with nothing to her name and built her way up to one of the most power leaders in the world, and wants Ariel to do the same, starting her at the rank of a grunt. After a 15 {{timeskip}} this has been semi-successful, but Quain had previously gone through ''at least'' three heirs (one who hates her, one who seemed alright before got possessed and one who was a failure all around) meaning that she's so far only been halfway successful at this strategy, and her other parenting skills or lack thereof put her far into AbusiveParents territory.



* Up until recently in the WhateleyUniverse, Gizmatic was insistent that his son Jobe follow in his footsteps. This included being a mad scientist and heir to the throne of Karedonia. Until this winter, dad's biggest problem with the son was that Jobe was more into mad biological sciences instead of mad engineering sciences.

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* Up until recently in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Gizmatic was insistent that his son Jobe follow in his footsteps. This included being a mad scientist and heir to the throne of Karedonia. Until this winter, dad's biggest problem with the son was that Jobe was more into mad biological sciences instead of mad engineering sciences.
31st Jul '16 10:37:27 AM nombretomado
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* In the DCComics {{Elseworld}} ''ComicBook/TheKingdom'' (a followup to ''ComicBook/KingdomCome''), [[TheFlash Wally West's]] son Barry has superspeed, and absolutely no interest in using it for anything in particular, much to Wally's despair. His concern with getting Barry to live up to his potential is one of the reasons Barry's sister, Iris "[[LegacyCharacter Kid Flash]]" West, [[WellDoneSonGuy feels unappreciated]].

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* In the DCComics Creator/DCComics {{Elseworld}} ''ComicBook/TheKingdom'' (a followup to ''ComicBook/KingdomCome''), [[TheFlash Wally West's]] son Barry has superspeed, and absolutely no interest in using it for anything in particular, much to Wally's despair. His concern with getting Barry to live up to his potential is one of the reasons Barry's sister, Iris "[[LegacyCharacter Kid Flash]]" West, [[WellDoneSonGuy feels unappreciated]].
3rd Jul '16 9:07:30 AM StarSword
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* The ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek: TOS]];; episode "Journey to Babel" reveals that Spock and his father Sarek went through this.
** And later in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Star Trek: TNG]]'' where Data's creator Dr. Soong is a touch disappointed his greatest creation went into Starfleet instead of cybernetics like himself.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
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The ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek: TOS]];; ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Journey to Babel" reveals that Spock and his father Sarek went through this.
** And later in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Star Trek: TNG]]'' where ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
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Data's creator Dr. Soong is a touch disappointed his greatest creation went into Starfleet instead of cybernetics like himself.



** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', there are several hints that this is what happened with Garak's upbringing. One of the strongest occurs when Garak tells Bashir that he allowed his father to mould him into a mirror image of his father. Something went wrong, however, and the pair had a major falling out which caused Garak's exile. What is never revealed, leaving the reader to guess where on the scale between TurnOutLikeHisFather and IAmNotMyFather he actually ended up falling.
*** Ben Sisko also assumed Jake would want to follow him into Starfleet, forcing Jake to tell him that he actually wanted to become a writer. Ben took it okay, though.
*** Averted with Nog - Quark isn't impressed that Nog wants to enter Starfleet, but Rom vetoes Quark's opinion by giving his fatherly support.
*** And inverted as well because seeing his son going to become something more than a money-loving Ferengi, Rom leaves the bar himself to work as an engineer.

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** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', there ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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are several hints that this is what happened with Garak's upbringing. One of the strongest occurs when Garak tells Bashir that he allowed his father to mould him into a mirror image of his father. Something went wrong, however, and the pair had a major falling out which caused Garak's exile. What is never revealed, leaving the reader to guess where on the scale between TurnOutLikeHisFather and IAmNotMyFather he actually ended up falling.
*** Ben Sisko also assumed Jake would want to follow him into Starfleet, forcing Jake to tell him that he actually wanted to become a writer. Ben took it okay, though.
*** Averted with Nog - Nog. His uncle Quark isn't impressed that Nog wants to enter Starfleet, but Rom vetoes Quark's opinion by giving his fatherly support.
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support. Later inverted as well because well: seeing his son going to become something more than a money-loving Ferengi, Rom leaves the bar himself to work as an engineer.engineer for the Bajoran Militia on the station.
2nd Apr '16 10:00:44 AM Kirayoshi
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*** Wesley Crusher entered Starfleet Academy, inspired by both his father and Captain Picard. Subverted in his final appearance on the show, "Journey's End"; when Wesley has a vision of his father saying "Do not follow me," he sees this as a sign that his future is not in Starfleet and announces that he is quitting the Academy.
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