History Main / IAmNotMyFather

31st Jul '17 9:03:29 AM Pastykake
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Enter this trope. This is when a child decides for him or herself that he isn't going to repeat the same mistakes that their parents have made. Maybe the child was raised with a {{Jerkass}} for a father, or mommy dearest was a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} of the worst kind. Or maybe they have just developed an interest that strays far away from their parent's preferences. Whether out of embarrassment or for the sake of rebellion, expect this to lead to CallingTheOldManOut.

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Enter this trope. This is when a child decides for him him- or herself that he s/he isn't going to repeat the same mistakes that their his or her parents have made. Maybe the child was raised with a {{Jerkass}} for a father, or mommy dearest was a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} of the worst kind. Or Or, maybe they have the child has just developed an interest that strays far away from their his or her parent's preferences. Whether out of embarrassment or for the sake of rebellion, expect this to lead to CallingTheOldManOut.


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* ''FanFic/JustAnUnorthodoxThief'': Inverted. [[spoiler:Lupin's daughter Riko]] and [[spoiler:Kirei's daughter Caren]] want to be just like their fathers, despite their fathers being "bad" men.
21st Jul '17 7:13:28 PM PrincessSilly
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* In ''ElenaofAvalor'', Sir Cassius is a very good sport and take losing well compared to his father, Lord Elrod, who is highly competitive and will play dirty to avoid losing.
6th Jul '17 4:37:47 PM Eievie
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[[quoteright:350:[[Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/i_am_not_my_mother.jpg]]]]
28th Jun '17 7:29:08 PM LongTallShorty64
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* One of the major motivations of Dana Andrews' policeman character in the film noir ''WhereTheSidewalkEnds'' (no relation to the Shel Silverstein book).

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* One of the major motivations of Dana Andrews' policeman character in the film noir ''WhereTheSidewalkEnds'' ''Film/WhereTheSidewalkEnds'' (no relation to the Shel Silverstein book).
8th Apr '17 10:09:51 PM nombretomado
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* Fred Jones in ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc'' in regards to [[spoiler: both Mayor Jones and his biological parents]].

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* Fred Jones in ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' in regards to [[spoiler: both Mayor Jones and his biological parents]].
16th Mar '17 10:54:55 AM nombretomado
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* Helen B. Narbon of ''{{Narbonic}}'' is determined to not be like her mother [[spoiler: even though she is a clone]], but when she most strongly insists that she is ''not'' her mother, her listeners agree that she is clearly ''exactly'' like her mother.

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* Helen B. Narbon of ''{{Narbonic}}'' ''{{Webcomic/Narbonic}}'' is determined to not be like her mother [[spoiler: even though she is a clone]], but when she most strongly insists that she is ''not'' her mother, her listeners agree that she is clearly ''exactly'' like her mother.
14th Feb '17 6:40:42 PM rjd1922
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* In VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Death]]wing's son Wrathion meets with the player in Mists of Pandaria and declares that he is completely opposed to his late father's [[OmnicidalManiac beliefs]].

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* In VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Death]]wing's son Wrathion meets with the player in Mists of Pandaria and declares that he is completely opposed to his late father's [[OmnicidalManiac beliefs]].
14th Feb '17 6:40:10 PM rjd1922
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* Silver from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver]]'' vows never to become like his dad [[spoiler:Giovanni]] in a special event-only scene.

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* Silver from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver]]'' Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' vows never to become like his dad [[spoiler:Giovanni]] in a special event-only scene.
9th Feb '17 4:23:28 PM eroock
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->''"Everyone wonders if I will be as good an emperor as my father. But I want something more. To prove that I will be a better emperor. And a better man."''

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->''"Everyone wonders if I will be as good an emperor as my father. \\
But I want something more. To prove that I will be a better emperor. \\
And a better man."''
27th Jan '17 1:35:41 PM Winters15
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** PlayedWith in that he does strive to be like his father in other ways and at other times in the book, and the two do have some similarities which are commented on during the series.
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