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15th Jan '17 6:20:57 AM Doug86
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* A stock plot on all [[SoapOpera Soaps]] where family issues take center stage; bonus points if it's because they find out [[WhosYourDaddy their father wasn't who they thought it was]]. [[TheYoungAndTheRestless Nick Newman]], [[Series/DaysOfOurLives Bo Brady]] and [[OneLifeToLive Star Manning]] all have elements and some of the dynastic families like the [[Series/GeneralHospital Quatermaines]] and the [[Series/CoronationStreet Barlows]] practically run on it
* This is a common theme in Series/SixFeetUnder. The various characters try to avoid becoming like their parents with varying degrees of success. Most notably, Nate and Brenda, despite insistence that they will never be like their parents, ultimately go into exactly the same professions.

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* A stock plot on all [[SoapOpera Soaps]] where family issues take center stage; bonus points if it's because they find out [[WhosYourDaddy their father wasn't who they thought it was]]. [[TheYoungAndTheRestless Nick Newman]], [[Series/DaysOfOurLives Bo Brady]] and [[OneLifeToLive [[Series/OneLifeToLive Star Manning]] all have elements and some of the dynastic families like the [[Series/GeneralHospital Quatermaines]] and the [[Series/CoronationStreet Barlows]] practically run on it
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* This is a common theme in Series/SixFeetUnder.''Series/SixFeetUnder''. The various characters try to avoid becoming like their parents with varying degrees of success. Most notably, Nate and Brenda, despite insistence that they will never be like their parents, ultimately go into exactly the same professions.



** The [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] part comes when you realize that this is ''after'' Neal has served time as a convicted bond forger, and that Peter was the one who caught him, ''twice!'' Even after all that, Peter still believes in him and still wants Neal to realize that his choices are his own, and that it's still not too late to get his act together.

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** The [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] part comes when you realize that this is ''after'' Neal has served time as a convicted bond forger, and that Peter was the one who caught him, ''twice!'' Even after all that, Peter still believes in him and still wants Neal to realize that his choices are his own, and that it's still not too late to get his act together.
13th Dec '16 5:34:38 PM loracarol
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* In ''Film/{{TheGodfather}}'', Michael Corleone relates a story of his father's vicious mafia lifestyle to his girlfriend Kay, at the end insisting that he isn't like his ruthless old man. He's at least partially right. [[spoiler:He ends up being much, much worse.]]

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* In ''Film/{{TheGodfather}}'', ''Film/TheGodfather'', Michael Corleone relates a story of his father's vicious mafia lifestyle to his girlfriend Kay, at the end insisting that he isn't like his ruthless old man. He's at least partially right. [[spoiler:He ends up being much, much worse.]]
13th Dec '16 3:46:09 PM loracarol
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* Subject of a joke in the film ''{{Barbershop}}'', when Calvin rhetorically asks "Do I ''look'' like my father?", only to be met with a chorus of "Yeah." "Yes, you do." "In the nose, right here..."

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* Subject of a joke in the film ''{{Barbershop}}'', ''Film/{{Barbershop}}'', when Calvin rhetorically asks "Do I ''look'' like my father?", only to be met with a chorus of "Yeah." "Yes, you do." "In the nose, right here..."
10th Dec '16 3:12:14 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Fate Testarossa plays this straight and inverts it in regards to her parenting methods. Her biological mother was practically the TropeCodifier for AbusiveParents in anime, and the idea that [[InTheBlood she could end up like that]] in regards to her own children ''terrifies'' Fate (to the point where the BigBad of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' causes her to have a HeroicBSOD by merely suggesting it). So she does everything in her power to emulate her adoptive mother instead, who is [[GoodParents the complete opposite]].

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Fate Testarossa plays this straight and inverts it in regards to her parenting methods. Her biological mother was practically the TropeCodifier for AbusiveParents in anime, and the idea that [[InTheBlood she could end up like that]] in regards to her own children ''terrifies'' Fate (to the point where the BigBad of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' causes her to have a HeroicBSOD by merely suggesting it).uses it as the basis for his BreakingSpeech). So she does everything in her power to emulate her adoptive mother instead, who is [[GoodParents the complete opposite]].
9th Nov '16 9:29:15 AM nombretomado
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* These are [[ActionGirl Ashelin]]'s exact words to Jak in ''JakIIRenegade''.

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* These are [[ActionGirl Ashelin]]'s exact words to Jak in ''JakIIRenegade''.''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade''.
29th Oct '16 2:30:15 PM nombretomado
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* When making a Charr in ''GuildWars2'', two of your options is that your father was a Gladium who abandoned his warband and lives in honorless shame, or an outright traitor [[ReligionOfEvil Flame Legion]] shaman, you character adresses the trope if you picked the latter when your father comes up in a discussion.

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* When making a Charr in ''GuildWars2'', ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', two of your options is that your father was a Gladium who abandoned his warband and lives in honorless shame, or an outright traitor [[ReligionOfEvil Flame Legion]] shaman, you character adresses the trope if you picked the latter when your father comes up in a discussion.
3rd Oct '16 6:37:04 AM Morgenthaler
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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 footsteps.

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* In Music/EltonJohn's ''{{Aida}}'', ''Theatre/{{Aida}}'', Radames and his father, [[BigBad Zoser]], sing a duet about how Radames refuses to follow in his father's footsteps.
13th Aug '16 4:14:54 PM Karxrida
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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 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 {{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.
29th Jul '16 8:58:52 AM eowynjedi
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* William de Worde in ''Discworld/TheTruth'' really does not want to be like his arrogant, aristocratic, bigoted father. His level of success at this is variable, but he's working on it.

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* William de Worde in ''Discworld/TheTruth'' really does not want to be like his arrogant, opinionated, aristocratic, bigoted father. His level He gets kind of success at this is variable, halfway... he conscientiously takes the opposite of his father's bigoted politics, but he's working on it.pursues it in an arrogant, opinionated, and aristocratic way.


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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell's father was a brute who viciously abused him, causing him to flee not just his hometown but ''England'' as a teenager. When he returns and starts his own family, Thomas goes out of his way to be a kind and loving father (to the point where his wife sometimes accuses him of spoiling), refuses to let his kids meet their grandfather, and continually worries about whether or not he's a good enough parent.
10th Jul '16 2:55:54 AM 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 ->''"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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