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7th May '16 1:24:08 PM nombretomado
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* Lorelai in ''GilmoreGirls'' in general can't stand her mother and tries to be as free and different from her as possible, and is dismayed at the occasional moments where [[NotSoDifferent they are shown to have similarities.]]

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* Lorelai in ''GilmoreGirls'' ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' in general can't stand her mother and tries to be as free and different from her as possible, and is dismayed at the occasional moments where [[NotSoDifferent they are shown to have similarities.]]



* A particularly heartwarming episode of ''UglyBetty'' involves Daniel panicking after his father's sudden death because he's been left to run the magazine on his own but knows that he's "no Bradford Meade." After he has a brilliant idea that saves the magazine from total ruin, Betty has the following exchange with Bradford Meade's ghost:

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* A particularly heartwarming episode of ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' involves Daniel panicking after his father's sudden death because he's been left to run the magazine on his own but knows that he's "no Bradford Meade." After he has a brilliant idea that saves the magazine from total ruin, Betty has the following exchange with Bradford Meade's ghost:



* Ned from ''PushingDaisies'' wants nothing to do with his [[DisappearedDad father]] and does not appreciate being told he resembles him.

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* Ned from ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' wants nothing to do with his [[DisappearedDad father]] and does not appreciate being told he resembles him.



* {{Friends}}: [[{{TheUnfavourite}} Monica]] is determined not to end up like her JerkAss [[{{AbusiveParents}} mother]]. As she is a great TeamMom to the gang, adores children, is a supportive friend and wife, and happily [[spoiler: adopts twin babies]], she suceeds pretty well.
** Her boyfriend Chandler also has shades of this, terrified of becoming his flighty [[{{ParentalNeglect}} mother]] and gay father who walked out on them. He even runs away on his wedding because he's scared he'll copy his [[{{AwfulWeddedLife}} parents marriage]]. With Monica's help, he becomes one of the sweetest TV husbands ever [[spoiler: and a father]].

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* {{Friends}}: [[{{TheUnfavourite}} ''Series/{{Friends}}'': [[TheUnfavourite Monica]] is determined not to end up like her JerkAss [[{{AbusiveParents}} [[AbusiveParents mother]]. As she is a great TeamMom to the gang, adores children, is a supportive friend and wife, and happily [[spoiler: adopts twin babies]], she suceeds succeeds pretty well.
** Her boyfriend Chandler also has shades of this, terrified of becoming his flighty [[{{ParentalNeglect}} [[ParentalNeglect mother]] and gay father who walked out on them. He even runs away on his wedding because he's scared he'll copy his [[{{AwfulWeddedLife}} [[AwfulWeddedLife parents marriage]]. With Monica's help, he becomes one of the sweetest TV husbands ever [[spoiler: and a father]].
4th May '16 4:47:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': Hoggish Jr. used to share his father's views on environment but changed his mind.

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* ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': Hoggish Jr. used to share his father's views on environment but changed his mind.
30th Apr '16 9:44:35 PM DennisRodquin
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* In ''Theatre/Hamilton'', both Alexander Hamilton's and Aaron Burr's fathers are gone [[spoiler:Hamilton's father having abandoned him, while Burr's father died when he was young.]] Come "Dear Theodosia", both decide to make up their parents' shortcomings and be present in their children's lives. [[spoiler:Whether they succeeded or not is debatable.]]

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* In ''Theatre/Hamilton'', ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', both Alexander Hamilton's and Aaron Burr's fathers are gone [[spoiler:Hamilton's father having abandoned him, while Burr's father died when he was young.]] Come "Dear Theodosia", both decide to make up their parents' shortcomings and be present in their children's lives. [[spoiler:Whether they succeeded or not is debatable.]]
30th Apr '16 9:43:39 PM DennisRodquin
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* In Theatre/Hamilton, both Alexander Hamilton's and Aaron Burr's fathers are gone [[spoiler:Hamilton's father having abandoned him, while Burr's father died when he was young.]] Come "Dear Theodosia", both decide to make up their parents' shortcomings and be present in their children's lives. [[spoiler:Whether they succeeded or not is debatable.]]

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* In Theatre/Hamilton, ''Theatre/Hamilton'', both Alexander Hamilton's and Aaron Burr's fathers are gone [[spoiler:Hamilton's father having abandoned him, while Burr's father died when he was young.]] Come "Dear Theodosia", both decide to make up their parents' shortcomings and be present in their children's lives. [[spoiler:Whether they succeeded or not is debatable.]]
30th Apr '16 9:43:01 PM DennisRodquin
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''Hamilton and Burr: My father wasn't around. I swear that I'll be around for you.''

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30th Apr '16 9:40:16 PM DennisRodquin
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* In Theatre/Hamilton, both Alexander Hamilton's and Aaron Burr's fathers are gone [[spoiler:Hamilton's father having abandoned him, while Burr's father died when he was young.]] Come "Dear Theodosia", both decide to make up their parents' shortcomings and be present in their children's lives. [[spoiler:Whether they succeeded or not is detable.]]
''Hamilton and Burr: My father wasn't around. I swear that I'll be around for you.

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* In Theatre/Hamilton, both Alexander Hamilton's and Aaron Burr's fathers are gone [[spoiler:Hamilton's father having abandoned him, while Burr's father died when he was young.]] Come "Dear Theodosia", both decide to make up their parents' shortcomings and be present in their children's lives. [[spoiler:Whether they succeeded or not is detable.debatable.]]
''Hamilton and Burr: My father wasn't around. I swear that I'll be around for you.
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30th Apr '16 9:39:41 PM DennisRodquin
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* In Theatre/Hamilton, both Alexander Hamilton's and Aaron Burr's fathers are gone [[spoiler:Hamilton's father having abandoned him, while Burr's father died when he was young.]] Come "Dear Theodosia", both decide to make up their parents' shortcomings and be present in their children's lives. [[spoiler:Whether they succeeded or not is detable.]]
''Hamilton and Burr: My father wasn't around. I swear that I'll be around for you.
16th Apr '16 4:05:57 PM WarriorsGate
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* ''{{Series/Roseanne}}'': Multiple people over the years tell Darlene Connor that, with her abrasive, willful, sarcastic personality, she's exactly like her mother. Darlene ''does not'' take this well and angrily invokes this trope every single time.



* In Music/EltonJohn's ''{{Aida}}'', Radames and his father, [[BigBad Zoser]], sing a duet about how Radames refuses to follow in his father's footsteps

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* In Music/EltonJohn's ''{{Aida}}'', Radames and his father, [[BigBad Zoser]], sing a duet about how Radames refuses to follow in his father's footstepsfootsteps.
5th Apr '16 9:03:43 PM DrOO7
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* In ''Film/CitySlickers'', Mitch calls Ed out on his compulsion to succeed, culminating in him trying to do something he's ill-equipped to do--drive a herd of cattle--in his determination to prove that he's better than the father who abused and eventually abandoned him and his sister and mother.


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* Inverted on ''Series/{{ER}}'', where Doug Ross is horrified to realize that he ''is'' the epitome of the father he despises.
27th Mar '16 12:08:57 PM howdotheyriseup
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* There's a lot of this is ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', considering the nature of [[BigScrewedUpFamily a lot of people's families]].
** Agatha gets the main ones, considering her mother is the [[spoiler: BigBad of the series who is trying to either conquer or destroy the continent, and is also lodged in her mind and occasionally [[GrandTheftMe takes over her body]]]] Baron Wulfenbach is also convinced that this fact means that Agatha is destined to go down the same path or worse, and wants her captured or killed for it.
--> '''Agatha:''' I will '''''not''''' be punished for having the '''''worst family ever!'''''
** Gil also gets a few - his father is the son of minor nobility who conquered a continent, and who is almost universally disliked by other nobles. The Baron's position as a despotic tyrant and Gil's position as his heir means that Gil isn't too well liked either.
** Tarvek has to point this out to Gil after being accused of aiding The Other and conspiring to enslave most of Europa via slaver wasps.
--> '''Tarvek:''' After all, it doesn't matter that it was my '''''father''''' and his '''''friends''''' who did all that. I was what? '''''Three,''''' maybe?
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