History Main / IAmNotMyFather

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.''"''
3rd Jul '16 8:40:58 PM Doug86
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague,'' Vandal Savage in the present says he's nothing like his grandfather, the evil Vandal Savage the League fought during a trip to WorldWarII to prevent a BadFuture. Turns out [[spoiler: he's not just ''like'' his "grandfather," he ''is'' the original Savage - he's an immortal who changes identity every so often.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague,'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Vandal Savage in the present says he's nothing like his grandfather, the evil Vandal Savage the League fought during a trip to WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to prevent a BadFuture. Turns out [[spoiler: he's not just ''like'' his "grandfather," he ''is'' the original Savage - he's an immortal who changes identity every so often.]]
16th Jun '16 6:18:21 PM nombretomado
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* Apollo to Zeus in ''ThaliasMusings''. For the most part, Apollo is a perfect gentleman to the nine goddesses who live with him. He took the position of Governor of the Muses to protect them from his sadistic, lecherous father. Zeus talks about the Muses as though they're Apollo's harem.
* Winter of the WhateleyUniverse has two supervillains for parents. She wants to be a superhero. But she wants to be a superhero so she can piss off her parents, making her really very much like them.

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* Apollo to Zeus in ''ThaliasMusings''.''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. For the most part, Apollo is a perfect gentleman to the nine goddesses who live with him. He took the position of Governor of the Muses to protect them from his sadistic, lecherous father. Zeus talks about the Muses as though they're Apollo's harem.
* Winter of the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse has two supervillains for parents. She wants to be a superhero. But she wants to be a superhero so she can piss off her parents, making her really very much like them.
11th Jun '16 8:15:59 PM nombretomado
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* Kazuya from {{Tekken}} hates his father Heihachi. Heihachi's adopted son Lee goes further than this by completely disowning his adopted father.

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* Kazuya from {{Tekken}} ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' hates his father Heihachi. Heihachi's adopted son Lee goes further than this by completely disowning his adopted father.
8th Jun '16 4:34:46 PM Chaosenvoy
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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. 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 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.
31st May '16 2:17:22 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Fate Testarossa's biological mother was an incredibly abusive woman. While Fate never says it out loud, Lindy theorizes that this is why she's so determined to be the best mother possible for her adopted children.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Fate Testarossa's Testarossa plays this straight and inverts it in regards to her parenting methods. Her biological mother was an incredibly abusive woman. While 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 never says it out loud, Lindy theorizes that this is why she's so determined to be (to the best 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 possible for her adopted children.instead, who is [[GoodParents the complete opposite]].
28th May '16 6:05:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* While definitely following in his father's footsteps, Negi in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' [[spoiler:picks up dark magic]] reasoning that no matter how much he pursues his father, he isn't him. If there's a better way to do what he has to, then he'll do it.

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* While definitely following in his father's footsteps, Negi in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' [[spoiler:picks up dark magic]] reasoning that no matter how much he pursues his father, he isn't him. If there's a better way to do what he has to, then he'll do it.
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]].
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