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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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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.
5th Mar '16 3:34:35 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Literature/VampireAcademy'', Sydney Sage's father is an Alchemist and raised her to follow in his footsteps. By age 18 she is forced into active service. She would rather be going to college. She is more interested in art and architecture than interactions with the supernatural, but he gave her no choice.

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* In ''Literature/VampireAcademy'', Sydney Sage's father is an Alchemist and who raised her to follow in his footsteps. By age 18 eighteen she is forced into active service. She herself would rather be going to college. She is more interested in art and architecture than interactions with the supernatural, but he gave her no choice.
choice in the matter.
31st Dec '15 12:08:02 PM chicagomel
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* This is essentially what happens with Darth Vader in ''Franchise/StarWars''. After he learns he has a son and daughter, he wants to turn them to the DarkSide so they'll join him and WeCanRuleTogether.
27th Dec '15 8:23:23 PM nombretomado
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* Shawn and Henry's relationship in ''{{Psych}}'' is something like this; Henry wanted Shawn to grow up to be a cop and follow in his footsteps. Shawn had other plans, eventually growing up to be a complete slacker. Unfortunately, Henry is a WellDoneSonGuy and didn't take this well, to the extent that their relationship is strained at best (and is implied to have been estranged at some point). Of course, Henry's ambitions weren't helped by the fact that he was a bit of a ControlFreak who subjected Shawn to a junior version of the TrainingFromHell at an early age to ensure his goals, to the point where Shawn's grandfather, also a cop, disapproved.

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* Shawn and Henry's relationship in ''{{Psych}}'' ''Series/{{Psych}}'' is something like this; Henry wanted Shawn to grow up to be a cop and follow in his footsteps. Shawn had other plans, eventually growing up to be a complete slacker. Unfortunately, Henry is a WellDoneSonGuy and didn't take this well, to the extent that their relationship is strained at best (and is implied to have been estranged at some point). Of course, Henry's ambitions weren't helped by the fact that he was a bit of a ControlFreak who subjected Shawn to a junior version of the TrainingFromHell at an early age to ensure his goals, to the point where Shawn's grandfather, also a cop, disapproved.



* In ''MadAboutYou'', Paul's father averts the trope entirely and gives the family sporting goods business to Ira (Paul's cousin) because Paul is busy being a documentary filmmaker. Paul's father didn't ask Paul because he knew his son had his own life. Paul is nonplussed - he didn't want to go into sporting goods, but he assumed he would be asked, and maybe even guilt-tripped into it.

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* In ''MadAboutYou'', ''Series/MadAboutYou'', Paul's father averts the trope entirely and gives the family sporting goods business to Ira (Paul's cousin) because Paul is busy being a documentary filmmaker. Paul's father didn't ask Paul because he knew his son had his own life. Paul is nonplussed - he didn't want to go into sporting goods, but he assumed he would be asked, and maybe even guilt-tripped into it.
19th Dec '15 10:23:32 PM nombretomado
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* Kate Blackwell wants her son Tony to take over Kruger-Brent, Ltd. in SidneySheldon's ''Master of the Game'', but he wants to become a painter. [[spoiler:Her constant manipulations to get him on the path she wants him to take, or at least sire him a grandchild who will be more likely to follow it, eventually lead to his wife's DeathByChildbirth, and he goes insane and tries to kill Kate. He is subsequently institutionalized and, as he is incapable of being brought back to normal, lobotomized. Of her two granddaughters, Alexandra doesn't want to run the business, and Eve does but proves unworthy. Thus the book ends with Kate planning to groom her great-grandson to take over, probably with similar manipulation.]]

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* Kate Blackwell wants her son Tony to take over Kruger-Brent, Ltd. in SidneySheldon's Creator/SidneySheldon's ''Master of the Game'', but he wants to become a painter. [[spoiler:Her constant manipulations to get him on the path she wants him to take, or at least sire him a grandchild who will be more likely to follow it, eventually lead to his wife's DeathByChildbirth, and he goes insane and tries to kill Kate. He is subsequently institutionalized and, as he is incapable of being brought back to normal, lobotomized. Of her two granddaughters, Alexandra doesn't want to run the business, and Eve does but proves unworthy. Thus the book ends with Kate planning to groom her great-grandson to take over, probably with similar manipulation.]]
7th Dec '15 9:42:26 PM PaulA
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* A major subplot in the ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'' [[TheMovie feature film]]. [[LonelyRichKid Gary Nolan]] is expected by his father to continue in his footsteps as editor of the Madison Express. Nolan is failing in English, and has no interest in running the paper. Turns out he just resents his father's lack of attention - and falls in love with reporting once convinced to write an article for the school paper.

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* A major subplot in the ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'' ''Film/OurMissBrooks'' [[TheMovie feature film]]. [[LonelyRichKid Gary Nolan]] is expected by his father to continue in his footsteps as editor of the Madison Express. Nolan is failing in English, and has no interest in running the paper. Turns out he just resents his father's lack of attention - and falls in love with reporting once convinced to write an article for the school paper.
23rd Nov '15 1:27:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* A major subplot in the ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'' [[TheMovie feature film]]. [[LonelyRichKid Gary Nolan]] is expected by his father to continue in his footsteps as editor of the Madison Express. Nolan is failing in English, and has no interest in running the paper. Turns out he just resents his father's lack of attention - and falls in love with reporting once convinced to write an article for the school paper.



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