History Main / IHaveNoSon

19th Jun '17 1:32:10 PM infernape612
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See also: ChangelingFantasy and WhereDidWeGoWrong. Not to be confused with ThatThingIsNotMyChild. Contrast YouAreNotMyFather, which is the opposite.

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See also: ChangelingFantasy and WhereDidWeGoWrong. Not to be confused with ThatThingIsNotMyChild. Contrast YouAreNotMyFather, YoureNotMyFather, which is the opposite.
7th Jun '17 7:14:21 PM nombretomado
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* Common in the WhateleyUniverse, where [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster mutants are often disowned by their family]]. Of the main cast, Ayla gets this most literally, to the point that his mother actually [[ThatThingIsNotMyChild refuses to believe that 'that thing' used to be Trevor]].

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* Common in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, where [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster mutants are often disowned by their family]]. Of the main cast, Ayla gets this most literally, to the point that his mother actually [[ThatThingIsNotMyChild refuses to believe that 'that thing' used to be Trevor]].
7th Jun '17 11:59:34 AM Lawman592
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Of course, overuse of this term has caused the words themselves to be considered a DeadHorseTrope, if not the entire plot itself. As a result most modern examples tend to skew toward [[PlayedForLaughs the side of comedy]]. When the question is not about comedy but the descendant actually ''is'' the culprit, this trope can constitute KnowWhenToFoldEm.

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Of course, overuse of this term has caused the words themselves to be considered a DeadHorseTrope, if not the entire plot itself. As a result most modern examples tend to skew toward [[PlayedForLaughs the side of comedy]]. comedy]] and frequently involve something [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking absurdly trivial.]] When the question is not about comedy but the descendant actually ''is'' the culprit, this trope can constitute KnowWhenToFoldEm.
5th Jun '17 12:48:57 PM lillolillo
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* The Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/{{Cable}} once had an evil clone named Stryfe. This evil clone captured Cable's wife Aliya and raped her, leading to her having a son that, while genetically the same as if it had been Cable's, was ''not'' his son. Cable had a '''lot''' of issues with the boy; it got so bad that '''Professor X''' (who was halfway into his ManipulativeBastard turn then) called Cable on it when Cable referred to him as "Aliya's son" at one point.
* In ''ComicBook/XStatix'', Vivisector's father insists that the fact that Myles is his son is "a matter of opinion". Why? Simple - Vivisector is a gay mutant. Joining the X-Force was evidently the last straw, because by becoming a celebrity daddy couldn't pretend he didn't exist anymore.

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* The Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/{{Cable}} once had an evil clone named Stryfe. This evil clone captured Cable's wife Aliya and raped her, leading to her having a son that, while genetically the same as if it had been Cable's, was ''not'' his son. Cable had a '''lot''' of issues with the boy; it got so bad that '''Professor X''' (who was halfway into his ManipulativeBastard turn then) Professor X called Cable on it when Cable referred to him as "Aliya's son" at one point.
* In ''ComicBook/XStatix'', ''ComicBook/XStatix'':
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Vivisector's father insists that the fact that Myles is his son is "a matter of opinion". Why? Simple - Vivisector is a gay mutant. Joining the X-Force was evidently the last straw, because by becoming a celebrity daddy couldn't pretend he didn't exist anymore.



* [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} Eddie Brock]]'s father Carl [[MaternalDeathBlameTheChild blamed him for his beloved wife's death in childbirth]]. While Eddie did his best to impress his father by becoming a successful journalist, Carl seized upon the Sin Eater incident as an excuse to disown him.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} ''ComicBook/{{Venom}}'': Eddie Brock]]'s Brock's father Carl [[MaternalDeathBlameTheChild blamed him for his beloved wife's death in childbirth]]. While Eddie did his best to impress his father by becoming a successful journalist, Carl seized upon the Sin Eater incident as an excuse to disown him.



* ''IronMan'': Tony Stark's [[AbusiveParent verbally and emotionally abusive father]], Howard Stark, is brought back in spirit while Tony is trapped in Mephisto's Realm in the ''Iron Man: Legacy of Doom'' run. After cruelly and viciously castigating Tony, Howard sneers, "You're no son of mine."

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* ''IronMan'': ''Franchise/IronMan'': Tony Stark's [[AbusiveParent verbally and emotionally abusive father]], Howard Stark, is brought back in spirit while Tony is trapped in Mephisto's Realm in the ''Iron Man: Legacy of Doom'' run. After cruelly and viciously castigating Tony, Howard sneers, "You're no son of mine."



* ComicBook/GreenArrow threw out his ward Roy Harper when he discovered Roy was a heroin addict and called him a no-good punk, then later acted proud as if ''he'' was responsible for Roy going cold turkey and beating his addiction, when it was really because of ComicBook/BlackCanary and ComicBook/GreenLantern.
** Much later, after Roy's arm was cut off and his daughter was killed, Roy angrily lapsed into being a drug-addicted anti-hero before he was found and knocked out by Dick Grayson. When he awoke, Roy discovered he had been strapped to a bed in St. Virgil's, a center for supervillains with substance abuse problems. Dick had done this with Black Canary's consent, who later flat out said that Roy was beyond help and washed her hands of him.

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* ComicBook/GreenArrow threw out his ward Roy Harper when he discovered Roy was a heroin addict and called him a no-good punk, then later acted proud as if ''he'' was responsible for Roy going cold turkey and beating his addiction, when it was really because of ComicBook/BlackCanary and ComicBook/GreenLantern.
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Franchise/GreenLantern. Much later, after Roy's arm was cut off and his daughter was killed, Roy angrily lapsed into being a drug-addicted anti-hero before he was found and knocked out by [[Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson.Grayson]]. When he awoke, Roy discovered he had been strapped to a bed in St. Virgil's, a center for supervillains with substance abuse problems. Dick had done this with Black Canary's consent, who later flat out said that Roy was beyond help and washed her hands of him.



* The ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' arc "American Son" ends with ComicBook/NormanOsborn loudly declaring that Harry Osborn was not his son, when Harry sided with Spider-Man against him. Considering that this came directly after Osborn attempted to have Harry ''killed'' in an effort to gain public sympathy, Harry didn't object. Recently, before he started working for Peter Parker's new company Parker Industries, Harry legally changed his last name to "Lyman", after his mother's maiden name.

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* The ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' arc "American Son" ends with ComicBook/NormanOsborn loudly declaring that Harry Osborn was not his son, when Harry sided with Spider-Man against him. Considering that this came directly after Osborn attempted to have Harry ''killed'' in an effort to gain public sympathy, Harry didn't object. Recently, before he started working for Peter Parker's new company Parker Industries, Harry legally changed his last name to "Lyman", after his mother's maiden name.



* Invoked in Franchise/{{Superman}} story arc ''Comicbook/NewKrypton''. When Superman and his aunt Alura are on the brink of fighting, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} tries to calm her mother down... but then Alura threatens to disown her daughter if Kara doesn't stand with her.



* In ''[[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light]]'', Harvey Broxtel's parents call their son a "monster" and declare that he's dead to them. They also show more concern for Spider-Woman than for Harvey, even though she was the one who beat him unconscious. This is because Harvey is a sadistic psychopath with a long history of committing very violent crimes who became the full-blown PyroManiac Firebrand after he acquired [[PlayingWithFire the ability to generate and control fire]]. The reason Harvey's parents are thanking Spider-Woman for knocking him out is because he tried to kill them for cutting him out of their will and using their money to compensate all of the people he murdered both before and after he became a supervillain.

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* In ''[[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: ''FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman: Change With The Light]]'', Light'', Harvey Broxtel's parents call their son a "monster" and declare that he's dead to them. They also show more concern for Spider-Woman than for Harvey, even though she was the one who beat him unconscious. This is because Harvey is a sadistic psychopath with a long history of committing very violent crimes who became the full-blown PyroManiac Firebrand after he acquired [[PlayingWithFire the ability to generate and control fire]]. The reason Harvey's parents are thanking Spider-Woman for knocking him out is because he tried to kill them for cutting him out of their will and using their money to compensate all of the people he murdered both before and after he became a supervillain.
2nd Jun '17 12:41:14 PM Lawman592
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Of course, overuse of this term has caused the words themselves to be considered a DeadHorseTrope, if not the entire plot itself. As a result most modern examples tend to skew toward the side of comedy. When the question is not about comedy but the descendant actually ''is'' the culprit, this trope can constitute KnowWhenToFoldEm.

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Of course, overuse of this term has caused the words themselves to be considered a DeadHorseTrope, if not the entire plot itself. As a result most modern examples tend to skew toward [[PlayedForLaughs the side of comedy.comedy]]. When the question is not about comedy but the descendant actually ''is'' the culprit, this trope can constitute KnowWhenToFoldEm.
27th May '17 1:40:39 PM nombretomado
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* Victor Lundberg's [[VietnamWar Vietnam]]-era spoken-word hit "Open Letter to My Teenage Son" ends with the narrator-father telling his kid, "If you decide to burn your draft card, then burn your birth certificate at the same time; from that moment on, I have no son!"

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* Victor Lundberg's [[VietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]]-era spoken-word hit "Open Letter to My Teenage Son" ends with the narrator-father telling his kid, "If you decide to burn your draft card, then burn your birth certificate at the same time; from that moment on, I have no son!"
12th May '17 7:44:21 AM GrigorII
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7th May '17 9:45:11 AM Monolaf317
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'''Krustofski:''' '''''I have no son!''' [slams the door]''\\

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'''Krustofski:''' '''''I have no son!''' [slams son!''''' ''(slams the door]''\\door)''\\



'''Krustofski:''' ''[opens door]'' I didn't mean that literally! ''[slams door again]''

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'''Krustofski:''' ''[opens door]'' ''(opens door)'' I didn't mean that literally! ''[slams ''(slams door again]''again)''
23rd Mar '17 9:21:41 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* OsamaBinLaden was disowned by his family for his extremist attitudes. Can you really blame them?

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* OsamaBinLaden UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden was disowned by his family for his extremist attitudes. Can you really blame them?



* Prominent banker Amos Kling and newspaper publisher WarrenHarding were enemies for several years. To Florence Kling, daughter of the banker, this made Harding irresistible. She pursued him until Warren agreed to marry her in 1891. Amos' reaction fits the trope: he disowned his daughter, and refused to speak to either her or his hated son-in-law for the next eight years.

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* Prominent banker Amos Kling and newspaper publisher WarrenHarding UsefulNotes/WarrenHarding were enemies for several years. To Florence Kling, daughter of the banker, [[DatingWhatDaddyHates this made Harding irresistible.irresistible]]. She pursued him until Warren agreed to marry her in 1891. Amos' reaction fits the trope: he disowned his daughter, and refused to speak to either her or his hated son-in-law for the next eight years.



* Irving Berlin's second wife, Ellin Mackay, was the daughter of Clarence Mackay, an extremely wealthy man (he was the head of a major telegraph company) and one of society's elite. Clarence made his disapproval of Irving and Ellin's courtship clear, a fact picked up by countless papers. When Ellin eloped with Irving, reporters asked Clarence how he felt about his daughter marrying a poor Jewish immigrant; he coldly responded "I don't ''have'' a daughter."

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* Irving Berlin's Music/IrvingBerlin's second wife, Ellin Mackay, was the daughter of Clarence Mackay, an extremely wealthy man (he was the head of a major telegraph company) and one of society's elite. Clarence made his disapproval of Irving and Ellin's courtship clear, a fact picked up by countless papers. When Ellin eloped with Irving, reporters asked Clarence how he felt about his daughter marrying a poor Jewish immigrant; he coldly responded "I don't ''have'' a daughter."
23rd Mar '17 9:17:45 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12290311/6/The-Black-Emperor The Black Emperor]]'', [[Franchise/CodeGeass Charles zi Britannia]] posthumously disowns Clovis after Zero exposes the truth about his actions in Shinjuku.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12290311/6/The-Black-Emperor net/s/12290311/1/The-Black-Emperor The Black Emperor]]'', [[Franchise/CodeGeass Charles zi Britannia]] posthumously disowns Clovis after Zero exposes the truth about his actions in Shinjuku.
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