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26th May '16 6:10:35 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the {{Film/Apocalypse}} film series movie ''Tribulation'', Tom Canboro's brother Calvin disavows any knowledge of their sister Elaine, and has his family pictures photoshopped to remove any evidence of her, at the time of the Tribulation when Elaine was CaughtUpInTheRapture and Calvin had taken the MarkOfTheBeast.

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* In the {{Film/Apocalypse}} film series movie ''Tribulation'', Tom Canboro's brother Calvin disavows any knowledge of their sister Elaine, Eileen, and has his family pictures photoshopped to remove any evidence of her, at the time of the Tribulation when Elaine Eileen was CaughtUpInTheRapture and Calvin had taken the MarkOfTheBeast.
15th May '16 10:55:59 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Magneto Rex'', ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} is captured by a rival faction and Rogue asks {{Magneto}} to organize a rescue. Magneto flatly tells her that since Pietro keeps refusing to join him in ruling by his side, he has no son.

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* In ''Magneto Rex'', ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} is captured by a rival faction and Rogue asks {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} to organize a rescue. Magneto flatly tells her that since Pietro keeps refusing to join him in ruling by his side, he has no son.
7th May '16 6:44:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Three}}'': When Nestos returns home after he's denounced as a 'Trembler' (an outcast of Spartan society who showed cowardice) for failing to kill the Helots who killed his father, his widowed mother declares that her son never returned home and considers the man standing in front of her lower than her racing horses.
29th Apr '16 6:32:04 PM jamespolk
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* ''Theatre/InAbrahamsBosom'': Abe proclaims this after Douglass drops out of school and turns to a life of drinking and dissolution. ("He ain't no longer mine, and that's the end of it.")
25th Apr '16 8:53:10 AM Gravidef
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* British Politician Leo Amery disowned his adult son John Amery, because the latter was a Nazi Sympathizer during World War 2.

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* British Politician Leo Amery disowned his adult son John Amery, because the latter was a Nazi Sympathizer during World War 2.II.
* 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."
19th Apr '16 1:57:40 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars'' features a inversion where Dejah Thoris disowns her believed-to-be-deceased ''grandfather'' when he declare his intent to raise an army to conquer their planet and crush all those who oppose him. [[spoiler: Its revealed that this is actually a clone created by an entity to take his place, and the real one is truly dead.]]
18th Apr '16 12:58:52 PM Mitis
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* In ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Wilbur Wonka's father, a dentist, did not want his son to be a chocolatier, so Willy tells him that he will run away from home. Wilbur angrily responds, "I won't be here when you get back." Taken UpToEleven when Willy returns to find ''the entire house'' missing from the street. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that he had saved every newspaper article about his son.]]

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* In ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Wilbur Wonka's father, Wonka, Willy's father and a dentist, did not want his son to be a chocolatier, so Willy tells him that he will run away from home. Wilbur angrily responds, "I won't be here when you get back." Taken UpToEleven when Willy returns to find ''the entire house'' missing from the street. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that he had saved every newspaper article about his son.]]
15th Apr '16 12:20:31 AM Kirayoshi
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* 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.
9th Mar '16 9:19:35 PM mlsmithca
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[[index]]
* IHaveNoSon/AnimeAndManga
* IHaveNoSon/{{Literature}}
* IHaveNoSon/LiveActionTV
* IHaveNoSon/WesternAnimation
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[[folder: Anime And Manga]]
* "I have no son" when it comes to Alluka from ''Manga/HunterXHunter''. The Zoldyeks were notably known for, among many things, having only sons, & Alluka was presumed to be one as well, but she is "not to be thought of as human or as family."
* Genma has done this to [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] a few times. However Genma does this for petty reasons, like Ranma stealing his food, or being beaten in a sparring match.
** Or if, y'know...he's a girl at the moment.
*** This is Genma's default threat and response for all petty grievances, although in something of a subversion, whenever Ranma really is in trouble or needs help Genma is the one that he always turns to and has gone to lengths to help his son.
*** Taking anything in Ranma 1/2 seriously leads directly to something bad, but Genma is a hideously abusive parent, and probably the main reason Ranma relies on him at all is that with the long training trip he's never known anyone else long.
*** He's not abusive. He's so stupid that it's a miracle he can put his pants on in the morning.
*** So THAT'S why he spends so much time as a panda! No pants!
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' Lelouch gives up his claim to the Brittanian Imperial Throne in outrage after his father (the Emperor) shows complete indifference to Lelouch's mother and sister, who were killed and crippled, respectively. The Emperor then verbally demolishes his ten-year-old son with a particularly harsh declaration of this trope, before sending Lelouch and his sister to Japan to serve as hostages, meant to be killed if Brittania ever invades. Less than a year later, Brittania ''does'' invade, and (as far as the Emperor knows) condemns his children to death.
-->'''The Emperor:''' You are dead. You have always been dead to me, dead from the moment you were born. Who gave you the fine clothes you wear, a comfortable home, the food you eat, and your very life? All of those, ''I'' have given to you. In short, you are nothing to me because you ''have never existed!''
** This trope is more directly inverted when [[spoiler: Lelouch accidentally forces princess Euphemia to commit genocide against the Japanese population, an act which causes the Japanese people to rise up in open revolt, giving Lelouch the chance to drive Brittania out of Japan once and for all. His father's reaction to this? ''Ha! Finally, an act which proves him worthy to be my son!'']]
** Also remember that out of all his children, [[spoiler: Charles actually liked Lelouch and Nunnally the most and sent them over to Japan for their safety. The Nightmare of Nunnally manga reshapes them into more sympathetic characters, as well.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'', [[spoiler: Minagi's mother]] does this, although to be completely fair [[spoiler: this was after the dream she had about the time she miscarried Michiru caused her to ever forget she had a daughter,]] and they make up later.
* UptownGirl Nadeshiko Kinomoto was cut off from her highly wealthy family after she married a poor, humble student-teacher (and protagonist's father) in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''; more hatred was directed at the husband (both for being of a lower class and because [[MayDecemberRomance she was a school student when she married him]]), but she was disowned anyway. Interestingly, she wasn't upset with this, and her living family, especially her cousin, talk of her as if she were a saint.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Inverted with Portgas D. Ace and his father. Ace disavows his father so completely that he uses his mother's surname, Portgas, and says that "my only dad is [[AFatherToHisMen Whitebeard]]." [[spoiler:His dad was dead before he was born anyway.]]
** Also played straight in chapter 576. Whitebeard [[AFatherToHisMen considers every member of his crew, past and present, to be his son.]] For the crime of killing another member of Whitebeard's crew, Blackbeard is the only one to ever be disowned. To put things into perspective, he even still considers [[spoiler:the man who got manipulated into stabbing him]] his son.
* Another inversion occurs in ''Manga/YuGiOh'' in the Milliennium World arc when Seto's father, Akhenaden, was trying to have his son join TheDarkside and kill Kisara, who harbors the Blue-Eyes White Dragon as her soul. Seto [[CallingTheOldManOut calls him out]] by telling him his real father died bravely in the battlefield. In the anime, Seto says this after Akenaden kills Kisara, who then proceeds to stabs him with a knife (not the Millennium Rod's hidden knife).
* Played straight and just a bit literally in ''Manga/WanderingSon.'' CoolBigSis Yuki is shown to have a tough time with her mother, whose visits are just stressful, and her father, who's more or less told Yuki not to come home, because she's a {{Transsexual}}. The fact that she's "Mama" of a gay bar probably doesn't help, either.
* Sibling version in ''Manga/{{Saki}}'': Teru constantly denies that she has a sister (Saki) due to an implied tragedy in the past, and the last time Saki saw Teru, Teru refused to speak with her at all. When Saki learned from Mihoko that Teru told this to a reporter, she became depressed and wondered whether there was any hope of reconciling with her.
** In Chapter 129, Awai asks Teru if Saki is her sister. Teru starts to say no, but then says that Saki ''[[SubvertedTrope is]]'' her sister.
* [[Manga/CountCain The Cain Saga]] has one played for both comedy ''and'' drama during the Red Ram arc, when Oscar is introduced initially as one of Emmeline's suitors. He takes Mary off on a trip fairly late in the story, when it's become pretty clear UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper is one of the people in the story, and when Cain telephones the baron Oscar said was his father to ask if he knows where his son is right now he gets "there's no one called Oscar in this household." Cain understandably ''freaks''.
** After everything is sorted out with the real culprit and Cain has lost another LoveInterest, Oscar's line when confronted is the spectacularly unclear "Aargh! That old bastard denied I was his son?"
** Turns out Oscar was pretty-much-disowned for being useless and dissolute and getting kicked out of college repeatedly after his fiancee died. No reconciliation is ever shown, but then apart from coming under suspicion over the Rose Scar thing Oscar is a comic relief character for the rest of the series.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': [[AbusiveParents Zai Vessalius]] is this way to his son, Oz Vessalius, calling him "it" and saying he's filthy. Though, actually, it's more of a subversion considering [[spoiler:that the real Oz Vessalius was stillborn and Zai replaced his dead child with Jack Vessalius, who was trapped in an ever-repeating FountainofYouth due to the Abyss rejecting his soul, and also that Oz himself is the Bloodstained Black Rabbit who was responsible for carrying out the Tragedy of Sablier, there's no reason why Zai WOULDN'T consider him filthy. Not only that, it seemed like an example of EvenEvilhasStandards when he is revolted by Jack asking him to "replace" his dead son and dismissing his son's death. Basically, Jack just rubbed his son's death in the dirt and asked him to replace him with an imposter. JustifiedTrope indeed.]]
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', [[spoiler: Kyoko Katsunuma]] is told this by her parents because [[spoiler: she tarnished their rep by being a [[SubculturesInJapan sukeban (delinquent girl)]].]] She sorta was luckier than other examples, though: [[spoiler: this happened ''right'' when her counselor and until-then BigBrotherMentor, Katsuya Honda, was about to ask them for permission to marry her (she was a minor back then); once he saw how badly the Katsunumas treated her with his own eyes, he gave them a '''very''' deserved [[WhatTheHellHero tongue-lashing]] and took Kyouko into his home.]]
* In ''Manga/KotouraSan'', [[{{telepathy}} Haruka]]'s parents disown her, after she ([[InnocentlyInsensitive innocently]]) reveals that [[YourCheatingHeart they are both having affairs.]] It is implied that Haruka's grandfather then disowned his own daughter, i.e. Haruka's mother, and took Haruka under his care.
* In ''Manga/{{Shibatora}}'', "Surprise Acquittal" Kuma Gorou, a defense attorney with his own TV show, implied to be an AmoralAttorney, is called in by his son, who's been arrested for violation of juvenile prostitution mediation, juvenile prostitution solicitation, and anti-child pornography laws, to be his defense attorney. However, it turns out that Kuma Gorou is actually a CrusadingLawyer, who immediately recognizes his son's guilt and disowns him, saying that he encouraged his son to study law, not because he needed a successor, but because he hoped it would improve his son's character. He rescinds his disownment, to the detriment of his own career and public image, on the condition that his son confess to everything.
* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', [[spoiler:Hana]] gets temporarily disowned when her mother finds out about her doing tankery, but her mother later comes around and they reconcile. [[spoiler:Miho]]'s mother decides that as she is not living up to the family's standards, she will be disowned. In the anime, [[spoiler:Shiho has not told Miho as of the end of the first season, but claps after her victory over Maho]]. In the manga, [[spoiler:Shiho sends Kikuyo, one of the family maids, to tell Miho that if she loses against Pravda, she will be disowned; Miho has not reacted to this apart from becoming a StepfordSmiler]].
* An surprisingly [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] variation on this happens in the Land of Tea arc in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Idate Morino, who had always been regarded as cowardly and unfit to be a ninja by his [[AloofBigBrother brother Ibiki]], ends up separated from Ibiki through an incident that Idate thought had resulted in Ibiki's death. He joins the Wasabi family, and after saving his clan from dissolution by winning a race with Team 7's help, sees Ibiki again, who says that he doesn't recognize him as his brother, since his brother was a coward, in a roundabout SoProudOfYou way.
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', this is Precia's reaction to Fate when she realized that [[spoiler:she's her own person and not a [[CloningBlues perfect clone]] of her [[{{Necromantic}} dead daughter Alicia]]]], leading to much [[AbusiveParents emotional and physical pain]] [[TheWoobie for the young girl]].
* This is [[DokiDokiPrecure King]] [[BigBad Jikochuu's]] ''first'' reaction when [[TheDragon Reg]][[DaddysLittleVillain ina]] doesn't want to destroy the human world for him. His second reaction is [[spoiler:[[ElectricTorture casting a thunder on her]]]].
** When he wants her to come back to him, she reminds him what he said to her. He "apologizes" for that. Though, it's obvious his apologize is not meant seriously. [[spoiler:He [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashes her]]]].
* Kazuma and Genma in ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma''. Kazuma wasn't a fire mage like the rest of the family, so Genma disowned him and kicked him out. [[spoiler: Slowly subverted through the rest of the series mostly through Ren, Kazuma's brother and resident {{Morality Chain}}]].

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[[folder: Anime And Manga]]
[[folder:Advertising]]
* "I One advert for Oak milk uses this.
-->'''Downright Weird Guy''': I wish I'd given Oak to my son when he was a child...haha, just kidding, I don't
have no son" when it comes to Alluka from ''Manga/HunterXHunter''. The Zoldyeks were notably known for, among many things, having only sons, & Alluka was presumed to be one as well, a son, well technically I do, but she is "not to be thought of as human or as family."
* Genma has done this to [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] a few times. However Genma does this for petty reasons, like Ranma stealing his food, or being beaten in a sparring match.
** Or if, y'know...
[[AcceptableProfessionalTargets he's a girl at the moment.
*** This is Genma's default threat and response for all petty grievances, although
in something of a subversion, whenever Ranma really is in trouble or needs help Genma is the one that he always turns to and has gone to lengths to help his son.
*** Taking anything in Ranma 1/2 seriously leads directly to something bad, but Genma is a hideously abusive parent, and probably the main reason Ranma relies on him at all is that with the long training trip he's never known anyone else long.
*** He's not abusive. He's so stupid that it's a miracle he can put his pants on in the morning.
*** So THAT'S why he spends so much time as a panda! No pants!
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' Lelouch gives up his claim to the Brittanian Imperial Throne in outrage after his father (the Emperor) shows complete indifference to Lelouch's mother and sister, who were killed and crippled, respectively. The Emperor then verbally demolishes his ten-year-old son with a particularly harsh declaration of this trope, before sending Lelouch and his sister to Japan to serve as hostages, meant to be killed if Brittania ever invades. Less than a year later, Brittania ''does'' invade, and (as far as the Emperor knows) condemns his children to death.
-->'''The Emperor:''' You are dead. You have always been dead to me, dead from the moment you were born. Who gave you the fine clothes you wear, a comfortable home, the food you eat, and your very life? All of those, ''I'' have given to you. In short, you are nothing to me because you ''have never existed!''
** This trope is more directly inverted when [[spoiler: Lelouch accidentally forces princess Euphemia to commit genocide against the Japanese population, an act which causes the Japanese people to rise up in open revolt, giving Lelouch the chance to drive Brittania out of Japan once and for all. His father's reaction to this? ''Ha! Finally, an act which proves him worthy to be my son!'']]
** Also remember that out of all his children, [[spoiler: Charles actually liked Lelouch and Nunnally the most and sent them over to Japan for their safety. The Nightmare of Nunnally manga reshapes them into more sympathetic characters, as well.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'', [[spoiler: Minagi's mother]] does this, although to be completely fair [[spoiler: this was after the dream she had about the time she miscarried Michiru caused her to ever forget she had a daughter,]] and they make up later.
* UptownGirl Nadeshiko Kinomoto was cut off from her highly wealthy family after she married a poor, humble student-teacher (and protagonist's father) in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''; more hatred was directed at the husband (both for being of a lower class and because [[MayDecemberRomance she was a school student when she married him]]), but she was disowned anyway. Interestingly, she wasn't upset with this, and her living family, especially her cousin, talk of her as if she were a saint.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Inverted with Portgas D. Ace and his father. Ace disavows his father so completely that he uses his mother's surname, Portgas, and says that "my only dad is [[AFatherToHisMen Whitebeard]]." [[spoiler:His dad was dead before he was born anyway.]]
** Also played straight in chapter 576. Whitebeard [[AFatherToHisMen considers every member of his crew, past and present, to be his son.]] For the crime of killing another member of Whitebeard's crew, Blackbeard is the only one to ever be disowned. To put things into perspective, he even still considers [[spoiler:the man who got manipulated into stabbing him]] his son.
* Another inversion occurs in ''Manga/YuGiOh'' in the Milliennium World arc when Seto's father, Akhenaden, was trying to have his son join TheDarkside and kill Kisara, who harbors the Blue-Eyes White Dragon as her soul. Seto [[CallingTheOldManOut calls him out]] by telling him his
real father died bravely in the battlefield. In the anime, Seto says this after Akenaden kills Kisara, who then proceeds to stabs him with a knife (not the Millennium Rod's hidden knife).
* Played straight and just a bit literally in ''Manga/WanderingSon.'' CoolBigSis Yuki is shown to have a tough time with her mother, whose visits are just stressful, and her father, who's more or less told Yuki not to come home, because she's a {{Transsexual}}. The fact that she's "Mama" of a gay bar probably doesn't help, either.
* Sibling version in ''Manga/{{Saki}}'': Teru constantly denies that she has a sister (Saki) due to an implied tragedy in the past, and the last time Saki saw Teru, Teru refused to speak with her at all. When Saki learned from Mihoko that Teru told this to a reporter, she became depressed and wondered whether there was any hope of reconciling with her.
** In Chapter 129, Awai asks Teru if Saki is her sister. Teru starts to say no, but then says that Saki ''[[SubvertedTrope is]]'' her sister.
* [[Manga/CountCain The Cain Saga]] has one played for both comedy ''and'' drama during the Red Ram arc, when Oscar is introduced initially as one of Emmeline's suitors. He takes Mary off on a trip fairly late in the story, when it's become pretty clear UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper is one of the people in the story, and when Cain telephones the baron Oscar said was his father to ask if he knows where his son is right now he gets "there's no one called Oscar in this household." Cain understandably ''freaks''.
** After everything is sorted out with the real culprit and Cain has lost another LoveInterest, Oscar's line when confronted is the spectacularly unclear "Aargh! That old bastard denied I was his son?"
** Turns out Oscar was pretty-much-disowned for being useless and dissolute and getting kicked out of college repeatedly after his fiancee died. No reconciliation is ever shown, but then apart from coming under suspicion over the Rose Scar thing Oscar is a comic relief character for the rest of the series.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': [[AbusiveParents Zai Vessalius]] is this way to his son, Oz Vessalius, calling him "it" and saying he's filthy. Though, actually, it's more of a subversion considering [[spoiler:that the real Oz Vessalius was stillborn and Zai replaced his dead child with Jack Vessalius, who was trapped in an ever-repeating FountainofYouth due to the Abyss rejecting his soul, and also that Oz himself is the Bloodstained Black Rabbit who was responsible for carrying out the Tragedy of Sablier, there's no reason why Zai WOULDN'T consider him filthy. Not only that, it seemed like an example of EvenEvilhasStandards when he is revolted by Jack asking him to "replace" his dead son and dismissing his son's death. Basically, Jack just rubbed his son's death in the dirt and asked him to replace him with an imposter. JustifiedTrope indeed.]]
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', [[spoiler: Kyoko Katsunuma]] is told this by her parents because [[spoiler: she tarnished their rep by being a [[SubculturesInJapan sukeban (delinquent girl)]].]] She sorta was luckier than other examples, though: [[spoiler: this happened ''right'' when her counselor and until-then BigBrotherMentor, Katsuya Honda, was about to ask them for permission to marry her (she was a minor back then); once he saw how badly the Katsunumas treated her with his own eyes, he gave them a '''very''' deserved [[WhatTheHellHero tongue-lashing]] and took Kyouko into his home.]]
* In ''Manga/KotouraSan'', [[{{telepathy}} Haruka]]'s parents disown her, after she ([[InnocentlyInsensitive innocently]]) reveals that [[YourCheatingHeart they are both having affairs.]] It is implied that Haruka's grandfather then disowned his own daughter, i.e. Haruka's mother, and took Haruka under his care.
* In ''Manga/{{Shibatora}}'', "Surprise Acquittal" Kuma Gorou, a defense attorney with his own TV show, implied to be an AmoralAttorney, is called in by his son, who's been arrested for violation of juvenile prostitution mediation, juvenile prostitution solicitation, and anti-child pornography laws, to be his defense attorney. However, it turns out that Kuma Gorou is actually a CrusadingLawyer, who immediately recognizes his son's guilt and disowns him, saying that he encouraged his son to study law, not because he needed a successor, but because he hoped it would improve his son's character. He rescinds his disownment, to the detriment of his own career and public image, on the condition that his son confess to everything.
* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', [[spoiler:Hana]] gets temporarily disowned when her mother finds out about her doing tankery, but her mother later comes around and they reconcile. [[spoiler:Miho]]'s mother decides that as she is not living up to the family's standards, she will be disowned. In the anime, [[spoiler:Shiho has not told Miho as of the end of the first season, but claps after her victory over Maho]]. In the manga, [[spoiler:Shiho sends Kikuyo, one of the family maids, to tell Miho that if she loses against Pravda, she will be disowned; Miho has not reacted to this apart from becoming a StepfordSmiler]].
* An surprisingly [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] variation on this happens in the Land of Tea arc in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Idate Morino, who had always been regarded as cowardly and unfit to be a ninja by his [[AloofBigBrother brother Ibiki]], ends up separated from Ibiki through an incident that Idate thought had resulted in Ibiki's death. He joins the Wasabi family, and after saving his clan from dissolution by winning a race with Team 7's help, sees Ibiki again, who says that he doesn't recognize him as his brother, since his brother was a coward, in a roundabout SoProudOfYou way.
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', this is Precia's reaction to Fate when she realized that [[spoiler:she's her own person and not a [[CloningBlues perfect clone]] of her [[{{Necromantic}} dead daughter Alicia]]]], leading to much [[AbusiveParents emotional and physical pain]] [[TheWoobie for the young girl]].
* This is [[DokiDokiPrecure King]] [[BigBad Jikochuu's]] ''first'' reaction when [[TheDragon Reg]][[DaddysLittleVillain ina]] doesn't want to destroy the human world for him. His second reaction is [[spoiler:[[ElectricTorture casting a thunder on her]]]].
** When he wants her to come back to him, she reminds him what he said to her. He "apologizes" for that. Though, it's obvious his apologize is not meant seriously. [[spoiler:He [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashes her]]]].
* Kazuma and Genma in ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma''. Kazuma wasn't a fire mage like the rest of the family, so Genma disowned him and kicked him out. [[spoiler: Slowly subverted through the rest of the series mostly through Ren, Kazuma's brother and resident {{Morality Chain}}]].
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[[folder: Literature]]
* The first murder victim in Catherine Aird's ''The Religious Body'' is a nun in her forties who converted to Catholicism and entered the convent at eighteen-and-a-half. The police have to visit her mother in person to inform her of her daughter's death, because they can't get her to acknowledge that she ''had'' a daughter long enough to get to her via telephone.
* This is the main character aspect of Barty Crouch, Jr. in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Though in this case it's less "went into a career his father didn't like" and more "[[spoiler:joined a fascist dark wizard cult and helped torture two dark-wizard catchers (who were also parents) into incurable insanity]]".
** The movie version subverts this. Barty Crouch Jr. was ratted out by [[spoiler:Igor Karkaroff]] in the middle of the latter's trial, which he was observing. He tried to walk out before he could be ousted, but his accuser was too quick, and Mad Eye Moody managed to subdue him. He was dragged before his father, and eagerly greeted him, but Crouch Sr. looked on him with disappointment and dismissed him.
-->'''Barty Crouch Jr.''': Hello father! ''(sticks out tongue and retracts it like a snake)''
-->'''Barty Crouch Sr.''': ''(looks at Jr. in disappointment)'' You are no son of mine.
** Also Sirius Black, who was disowned by his parents and burnt off the family tree after he ran away. This is his family's standard procedure - an uncle who left Sirius money in his will got the same treatment, as did his cousin Andromeda when she married a Muggle-born.
* In the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Lungbarrow'', the best example of this is the titular house's Kithriarch, Quences. While not exactly father and son, Quences viewed the Doctor as his favourite member of the house. After it was predicted that the Doctor would be the most influential Time Lord since Rassilon (which was actually a pretty damn accurate prediction), Quences doted on him and had him studying at the Time Lord Academy, hoping that he would become the first member of the house to become Lord Cardinal. The Doctor obviously didn't see eye to eye with Quences and had other plans, which resulted in this trope.
* In ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Arrows Of The Queen]]'' by Creator/MercedesLackey, a traditional note is sent to Talia's home after she arrives in the capital and discovers she is to be one of the Heralds of Valdemar. Talia [[RunawayFiancee ran away after hearing she would be married off at thirteen]], dishonoring her family (plus her people, the Holderkin, don't care for Heralds all that much, only tolerating the male ones when absolutely necessary). The letter receives the reply, "Sensholding has no daughter Talia," triggering an opportunity for some angst and subsequent CharacterDevelopment.
* The ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' series does this twice with the elven king. First he disowns his daughter, (and declares he has no daughter when someone tries to talk to him about it), and later he does the same with his younger son. (This time there's a line that goes along the lines of "He made a gesture as if to indicate that he had only one child now").
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Tywin tells his son Tyrion: "You are not my son," [[spoiler:while dying, murdered by Tyrion.]]
** Earlier, Tywin disowns his other son Jaime when he [[spoiler:refuses to go along with Tywin's plans and quit the Kingsguard]]. Tywin's not exactly Father of the Year material.
*** Ironically enough, another character states that Tyrion is Tywin's only true son, due to their [[TheChessmaster extremely manipulative natures]].
*** Tywin refuses to speak with her for a very long time after she makes this observation.
** Randyll Tarly threatened to arrange a hunting "accident" for his fat and bookish son Sam if Sam didn't join the Night's Watch (thus forfeiting his inheritance). After Sam did so, Randyll didn't spare him a second thought.
* This was actually the title of an early-1970s-vintage ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' paperback; it quoted the punchline of one of the included strips, an exclamation by "Marvelous Mark" Slackmeyer's father.
* This happened to Courtney Thane in ''Literature/QuillsWindow''. It is not until late in the book, however, that we find out what the cause of estrangement was.
* In the Literature/VorkosiganSaga, General Count Piotr Vorkosigan has no grandson, because Miles was born handicapped. Physical deformities are reviled on Barrayar, and Piotr sees Miles as a mutant. He refuses to allow a deformed boy to become Count Vorkosigan, tried to kill the boy at least once (three times if you count when he attempted to have the Uterine Replicator dumped), and forbids Aral and Cordelia from using his name as Miles's given name, as is Barrayaran tradition. Miles (who would have been Piotr Miles) is renamed Miles Naismith, and gets the last laugh - growing up to become not only Lord Vorkosigan, but a soldier, spy, ''and'' the first Imperial Auditor in the Vorkosigan family.
** If it had been possible for Piotr to disinherit Miles directly, he would have done so, but he could only disinherit Aral, and Piotr was not ''quite'' angry enough to disown his only living child. Disinheriting his sole blood heir also required the consent of of the Emperor, or in this case the Emperor's Regent... who happened to ''be'' his sole blood heir. (Having pointed this fact out to his father, Aral notes that if Piotr wants his permission then he can have it, which rather took the wind out of the old man's sails.) As it was, though, he threw Aral and Cordelia out of his homes and stripped Aral of his incomes from Vorkosigan district; they did not even begin to reconcile until Miles was five.
* In ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', Mrs. Ferrars first disowns her eldest son Edward when [[spoiler:he refuses to break off his engagement to the eminently unsuitable Lucy Steele]]; later she disowns her younger son Robert when ''he'' [[spoiler:steals Lucy's affections away from Edward and marries her himself!]] She eventually is persuaded to accept them both back into the family, but never restores to Edward the inheritance that she took from him and conferred upon Robert.
* Played with in ''Literature/{{Airman}}''. The villain arranges for the protagonist, Conor, to hear his father declaring "I no longer have a son". Conor believes that his father has disowned him, but his father said it because he believed Conor to be dead.
* ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse''
** The sibling variant occurs in ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'', soon after Captain Calhoun discovers that [[spoiler: his ManipulativeBastard little brother has contrived to get him into a DuelToTheDeath.]] All the more powerful for its [[TranquilFury calm, flat delivery.]]
** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel ''Nightshade'', a character has this reaction to learning [[spoiler: his wife had given their son the genetic treatments he's been protesting against]].
* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero Lost]]'', when Miranda appeals to Theo on the grounds his brother is poisoned and dying, Theo says he has no brother.
* In ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', middle daughter Suellen has been brow-beating her dementia-stricken father into signing a document proclaiming his loyalty to the Union, thus enabling the family to receive restitution for loss of property. This would be a major affront to any hard-core Southerner, but Suellen is taking advantage of her father's weak mind in order to accomplish this. However, just as he's about to sign the papers, she slips up, revealing what they are. This is enough to snap her father out of his dementia, confront her over what she's done and declare, "You're no daughter of mine!" before storming out.
* ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'': after Jacen tortured to death Boba Fett's daughter, Han Solo tells him he is no longer his son. Later, he will state that Dath Caedus is not Jacen Solo, in the "ThatManIsDead" sense.
* Done several times in ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
** Rainflower renames her son Crookedkit and disowns him after he badly breaks his jaw, because she can't see past his disfigured face.
** [[spoiler:When it is revealed to Crowfeather that Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather are his (illegitamite) kits, he refuses to believe it, saying in front of the whole Gathering that his only son is Breezepelt.]]
** Yellowfang and Raggedstar encounter the father of the latter and Scorchwind: [[spoiler: a kittypet named Hal]]. When they tell them this, he rejects anything having to do with mating with a wild cat.
** A brotherly example is with Dustpelt and Ravenpaw. According to WordOfGod, Duustpelt is embarrassed of Ravenpaw's personality and refuses to admit they're brothers.
** When [[spoiler:Quiet Rain]], hears all Clear Sky had done to get the others to hate him, [[spoiler:she]] disowns Clear Sky and [[RejectedApology refuses to forgive him]]. But [[spoiler:on her deathbed, she]] finally forgive him.
* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Literature/{{Freckles}}'', his grandfather's attitude. When he gets a letter telling him that his disobedient son and his wife are dead, leaving an infant grandson, he files the letter away. Nothing is done until he dies and his other son finds the letter.
* In Stephen King's short story "Word Processor of the Gods", the protagonist discovers a typewriter which [[spoiler: makes everything typed on it come true. He then erases his son from existence with it]], and thinks "I have no son". The narration then states: "How many times had he heard that melodramatic phrase in bad novels?"
* Inverted in the Literature/HorusHeresy novel "Know No Fear", when the primarch Lorgar responds to an invocation of his father, the Emperor, with a whisper of "I am an orphan".
* In Creator/SeananMcGuire's Literature/OctoberDaye novel ''A Local Habitation'', Sylvester says his only blood relatives are his daughter and niece; Toby starts to object, and he says he has no brother. (And after what the brother did to his wife, and daughter, and Toby, no wonder.)
* In one ''Cicada'' short story about a young woman in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, when the woman's long-distance relationship with a Canadian man comes to light, her own brother, Alam, says "Your sin is beyond measure, Ayesha. I have no sister," when she is set to be stoned to death. Even considering the ValuesDissonance at play, it's quite shocking because he was shown to be a NiceGuy compared to their other brother, who was quite a {{Jerkass}}.
* Carr, in ''Literature/FancyApartments'', reveals that his parents disowned him. He doesn't explain why, however.
* In ''Literature/TheBible'', Hosea marries a prostitute who bears three children. Two of them he names "Lo-Ruhama" and "Lo-Ammi", which literally mean "not loved" and "not mine".
* One of the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' stories has a Jewish musician named Isaac Fremdling was disowned in this way by his father, after refusing to abandon his music studies and follow in his father's footsteps as a rabbi. It's a more nuanced portrayal than most, Isaac explains that his father gave him plenty of chances, and only cast him out after he refused in front of the entire jewish community of their hometown at which point his father could hardly go back on his word. He also states that the process was very traumatising for his father, who never believed Isaac would choose music over family and community, and that he aged twenty years in five minutes when he realised he would have to disown his son.
* A tragic posthumous variation occurs in ''[[Literature/TheLeatherstockingTales The Last of the Mohicans]]'': Reed-that-bends, a young Huron warrior guilty of cowardice is condemned to be killed and forgotten by the tribe's elders. A short while after the execution, Magua arrives not knowing what occurred, and has the misfortune to mention his name, which causes everybody to look at Reed-that-bends' father, which obliges him to disown his dead son:
--> "It was a lie," he said, "I had no son. He who was called by that name is forgotten; his blood was pale; and it came not from the veins of a Huron; the wicked Chippewas cheated my squaw. The Great Spirit has said that the family of Wiss-entush should end; he is happy who knows that the evil of his race dies with himself. I have done."\\
[...] But the stern customs of his people had made too severe an exaction of the feeble old man. The expression of his eye contradicted his figurative and boastful language, while every muscle in his wrinkled visage was working with anguish. Standing a single minute to enjoy his bitter triumph, he turned away, as if sickening of the gaze of men, and veiling his face in his blanket, he walked from the lodge with the noiseless step of an Indian, seeking, in the privacy of his own abode, the sympathy of one like himself, aged, forlorn, and childless.

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* The first murder victim in Catherine Aird's ''The Religious Body'' is a nun in her forties who converted to Catholicism and entered the convent at eighteen-and-a-half. The police have to visit her mother in person to inform her of her daughter's death, because they can't get her to acknowledge that she ''had'' a daughter long enough to get to her via telephone.
* This is the main
MarvelComics character aspect 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 Barty Crouch, Jr. in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Though in this case it's less "went issues with the boy; it got so bad that '''Professor X''' (who was halfway into a career his ManipulativeBastard turn then) called Cable on it when Cable referred to him as "Aliya's son" at one point.
* In ''[[ComicBook/XForce X-Statix]]'', 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 like" and more "[[spoiler:joined a fascist dark wizard cult and helped torture two dark-wizard catchers (who were also parents) into incurable insanity]]".
exist anymore.
** The movie version subverts this. Barty Crouch Jr. was ratted out PlayedForLaughs by [[spoiler:Igor Karkaroff]] in the middle of the latter's trial, which he was observing. He tried to walk out before he could be ousted, but his accuser was too quick, and Mad Eye Moody managed to subdue him. He was dragged before his father, and eagerly greeted him, but Crouch Sr. looked on him with disappointment and dismissed him.
-->'''Barty Crouch Jr.''': Hello father! ''(sticks out tongue and retracts it like a snake)''
-->'''Barty Crouch Sr.''': ''(looks at Jr. in disappointment)'' You are no son of mine.
** Also Sirius Black,
supporting character Lacuna, who was disowned by his ''actively tries'' to get this reaction from her parents and burnt off the family tree after he ran away. This is discovering she's a mutant. When they accept her mutation with open arms, she tries to join the X-Force... and they're supportive of that, as well. Finally, she becomes a talk show host, squandering her incredible gift by chatting up celebrities. All she ever wanted was for her parents to be disappointed in her. Because how else do you know you're doing the right thing?
* [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} Eddie Brock]]'s father Carl [[MaternalDeathBlameTheChild blamed him for
his family's standard procedure - an uncle who left Sirius money beloved wife's death in his will got the same treatment, as childbirth]]. While Eddie did his cousin Andromeda when she married a Muggle-born.
* In the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Lungbarrow'', the
best example of this is the titular house's Kithriarch, Quences. While not exactly to impress his father and son, Quences viewed by becoming a successful journalist, Carl seized upon the Doctor Sin Eater incident as his favourite member of the house. After it was predicted that the Doctor would be the most influential Time Lord since Rassilon (which was actually a pretty damn accurate prediction), Quences doted on him and had him studying at the Time Lord Academy, hoping that he would become the first member of the house an excuse to become Lord Cardinal. The Doctor obviously didn't see eye to eye with Quences and had other plans, which resulted in this trope.disown him.
* In ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Arrows Of The Queen]]'' ''Magneto Rex'', ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} is captured by Creator/MercedesLackey, a traditional note is sent to Talia's home after she arrives in the capital rival faction and discovers she Rogue asks {{Magneto}} to organize a rescue. Magneto flatly tells her that since Pietro keeps refusing to join him in ruling by his side, he has no son.
* This
is to be one of the Heralds of Valdemar. Talia [[RunawayFiancee ran away after hearing she a large concern for many young mutants, but a particular standout would be married off at thirteen]], dishonoring Surge from New X-Men. When her family (plus her people, the Holderkin, don't care for Heralds all father finds out that much, only tolerating the male ones when absolutely necessary). The letter receives the reply, "Sensholding has no daughter Talia," triggering an opportunity for some angst and subsequent CharacterDevelopment.
* The ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' series does this twice with the elven king. First
she's a mutant, he disowns her, because he "doesn't believe in mutants." When she tries to get back in contact with her family, [[CoolBigSis in particular her little brother]], [[JerkAss he basically says that she's not his daughter, (and declares daughter.]] It should be noted that this is entirely on his part, as her mother is just relieved that she's safe and learning to control her abilities.
* Renee Montoya's parents disowned her when Two-Face outed her as a lesbian and she admitted it to them in the ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' arc "Half A Life." Her father appears in a later arc; from the look on his face when
he sees her, he clearly regrets what he did, but by that point Renee is understandably unwilling to have anything to do with him. [[spoiler:They're able to make up before he passes away in ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'': ''ComicBook/TheQuestion'' #2]]
* In the initial "Comicbook/MoonKnight" series, Marc Spector (Moon Knight)
has no this in his background. It happened after he one-punched his father, which should count as some sort of justification.
* In ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', Valerie brings her girlfriend and tells her parents she's a lesbian. The parents were furious and scream at their daughter to leave the house. Then, the mother, in tears, grabs a picture of her
daughter when someone tries to talk to him about it), she was young and later he does throws it in the same with trash.
* ''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."
** Made worse when Tony's inner monologue includes the thought "I'd heard it before." Yes. Even ''hell'' couldn't conjure up a father more emotionally cruel than Tony's actual father. And Tony ''still'' [[{{Tearjerker}} couldn't bring himself]] to attack
his younger son. (This time there's a line that goes along the lines of "He made a gesture as if to indicate own father. [[spoiler:Until "Howard" [[NiceJobFixingItVillain tells Tony]] [[BerserkButton that he had only one child now").
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Tywin tells
was a disappointment to his son Tyrion: "You are not my son," [[spoiler:while dying, murdered by Tyrion.mother as well]].]]
** Earlier, Tywin disowns * ComicBook/GreenArrow threw out his other son Jaime ward Roy Harper when he [[spoiler:refuses to go along with Tywin's plans discovered Roy was a heroin addict and quit the Kingsguard]]. Tywin's not exactly Father of the Year material.
*** Ironically enough, another character states that Tyrion is Tywin's only true son, due to their [[TheChessmaster extremely manipulative natures]].
*** Tywin refuses to speak with her for a very long time after she makes this observation.
** Randyll Tarly threatened to arrange a hunting "accident" for his fat and bookish son Sam if Sam didn't join the Night's Watch (thus forfeiting his inheritance). After Sam did so, Randyll didn't spare
called him a second thought.
* This was actually the title of an early-1970s-vintage ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' paperback; it quoted the punchline of one of the included strips, an exclamation by "Marvelous Mark" Slackmeyer's father.
* This happened to Courtney Thane in ''Literature/QuillsWindow''. It is not until late in the book, however, that we find out what the cause of estrangement was.
* In the Literature/VorkosiganSaga, General Count Piotr Vorkosigan has no grandson, because Miles was born handicapped. Physical deformities are reviled on Barrayar, and Piotr sees Miles as a mutant. He refuses to allow a deformed boy to become Count Vorkosigan, tried to kill the boy at least once (three times if you count when he attempted to have the Uterine Replicator dumped), and forbids Aral and Cordelia from using his name as Miles's given name, as is Barrayaran tradition. Miles (who would have been Piotr Miles) is renamed Miles Naismith, and gets the last laugh - growing up to become not only Lord Vorkosigan, but a soldier, spy, ''and'' the first Imperial Auditor in the Vorkosigan family.
** If it had been possible for Piotr to disinherit Miles directly, he would have done so, but he could only disinherit Aral, and Piotr was not ''quite'' angry enough to disown his only living child. Disinheriting his sole blood heir also required the consent of of the Emperor, or in this case the Emperor's Regent... who happened to ''be'' his sole blood heir. (Having pointed this fact out to his father, Aral notes that if Piotr wants his permission
no-good punk, then he can have it, which rather took the wind out of the old man's sails.) As it was, though, he threw Aral and Cordelia out of his homes and stripped Aral of his incomes from Vorkosigan district; they did not even begin to reconcile until Miles was five.
* In ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', Mrs. Ferrars first disowns her eldest son Edward when [[spoiler:he refuses to break off his engagement to the eminently unsuitable Lucy Steele]];
later she disowns her younger son Robert when acted proud as if ''he'' [[spoiler:steals Lucy's affections away from Edward was responsible for Roy going cold turkey and marries her himself!]] She eventually is persuaded to accept them both back 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 the family, but never restores 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 Edward the inheritance 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 she took from him Roy was beyond help and conferred upon Robert.
washed her hands of him.
* Played with in ''Literature/{{Airman}}''. The villain arranges for After Klara Prast began talking to the protagonist, Conor, to hear his father declaring "I no longer have a son". Conor believes that his father has plants on her farm (and they started ''responding''), her religious asshole parents not only disowned him, but his father said it because he believed Conor her, they sold her to an alcoholic creep who took her off to America to be his wife... at 11 years old. All manner of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse ensued. Thankfully, she later befriended the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, who took her off to the future, where her asshole parents and abusive husband were both long dead.
* ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse''
** The sibling variant occurs in ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'', soon after Captain Calhoun discovers that [[spoiler: his ManipulativeBastard little brother has contrived to get him into a DuelToTheDeath.]] All the more powerful for its [[TranquilFury calm, flat delivery.]]
** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel ''Nightshade'', a character has this reaction to learning [[spoiler: his wife had given their son the genetic treatments he's been protesting against]].
* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero Lost]]'', when Miranda appeals to Theo on the grounds his brother is poisoned and dying, Theo says he has no brother.
* In ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', middle daughter Suellen has been brow-beating her dementia-stricken
''ComicBook/{{Princeless}}'': Devin's father into signing a document proclaiming went as far as saying that.
* Parodied in ''ComicBook/TheBojeffriesSaga'' in which Reth Bojeffries was disowned by
his loyalty to the Union, thus enabling the entire family to receive restitution for loss of property. This would be a major affront to any hard-core Southerner, but Suellen is taking advantage of her father's weak mind in order to accomplish this. However, just as he's about to sign the papers, she slips up, revealing what they are. This is enough to snap her father out of his dementia, confront her over what she's done and declare, "You're no daughter of mine!" before storming out.
* ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'':
after Jacen tortured to death Boba Fett's daughter, Han Solo tells him he is no longer his son. Later, he will state that Dath Caedus is not Jacen Solo, in the "ThatManIsDead" sense.
* Done several times in ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
** Rainflower renames her son Crookedkit and disowns him after he badly breaks his jaw, because she can't see past his disfigured face.
** [[spoiler:When it is revealed to Crowfeather that Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather are his (illegitamite) kits, he refuses to believe it, saying in front of the whole Gathering that his only son is Breezepelt.]]
** Yellowfang and Raggedstar encounter the father of the latter and Scorchwind: [[spoiler: a kittypet named Hal]]. When they tell them this, he rejects anything having to do with mating
achieving literary fame with a wild cat.
** A brotherly example is with Dustpelt and Ravenpaw. According to WordOfGod, Duustpelt is embarrassed of Ravenpaw's personality and refuses to admit
memoir all about how much he hated them. When they're brothers.
** When [[spoiler:Quiet Rain]], hears all Clear Sky had done
brought together again, they aren't reconciled. Instead his Uncle Festus kicks him to get death, with the others others' reactions ranging from apathy to hate him, [[spoiler:she]] disowns Clear Sky and [[RejectedApology refuses to forgive him]]. But [[spoiler:on her deathbed, she]] finally forgive him.
AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Literature/{{Freckles}}'', ''ComicBook/BoosterGold'''s origin story, his grandfather's attitude. When he gets a letter telling mother disowned him that his disobedient son and his wife are dead, leaving an infant grandson, he files the letter away. Nothing is done until he dies and his other son finds the letter.
* In Stephen King's short story "Word Processor of the Gods", the protagonist discovers a typewriter which [[spoiler: makes everything typed on it come true. He then erases his son from existence with it]], and thinks "I have no son". The narration then states: "How many times had he heard that melodramatic phrase in bad novels?"
* Inverted in the Literature/HorusHeresy novel "Know No Fear", when the primarch Lorgar responds to an invocation of his father, the Emperor, with a whisper of "I am an orphan".
* In Creator/SeananMcGuire's Literature/OctoberDaye novel ''A Local Habitation'', Sylvester says his only blood relatives are his daughter and niece; Toby starts to object, and he says he has no brother. (And after what the brother did to his wife, and daughter, and Toby, no wonder.)
* In one ''Cicada'' short story about a young woman in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, when the woman's long-distance relationship with a Canadian man comes to light, her own brother, Alam, says "Your sin is beyond measure, Ayesha. I have no sister,"
when she is set to be stoned to death. Even considering the ValuesDissonance at play, it's quite shocking because realized that he was shown to be a NiceGuy compared to their other brother, who was quite a {{Jerkass}}.
* Carr, in ''Literature/FancyApartments'', reveals that his parents disowned him. He doesn't explain why, however.
* In ''Literature/TheBible'', Hosea marries a prostitute who bears three children. Two of them he names "Lo-Ruhama" and "Lo-Ammi", which literally mean "not loved" and "not mine".
* One of the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' stories has a Jewish musician named Isaac Fremdling was disowned in this way by his father, after refusing to abandon his music studies and follow in his father's footsteps as a rabbi. It's a more nuanced portrayal than most, Isaac explains that
gambling, much like his father gave him plenty of chances, and only cast him out after he refused in front of was.
* In
the entire jewish community of their hometown at which point his origin story for ''ComicBook/CaptainKlutz'', Captain-to-be Ringo Fonebone's father could hardly go back on his word. He also states that the process was very traumatising for his father, who never believed Isaac would choose music over family and community, and that he aged twenty years in five minutes when he realised he would have to disown his son.
* A tragic posthumous variation occurs in ''[[Literature/TheLeatherstockingTales The Last of the Mohicans]]'': Reed-that-bends, a young Huron warrior guilty of cowardice is condemned to be killed and forgotten by the tribe's elders. A short while after the execution, Magua arrives not knowing what occurred, and has the misfortune to mention his name, which causes everybody to look at Reed-that-bends' father, which obliges him to disown his dead son:
--> "It was a lie," he said, "I had no son. He who was called by that name is forgotten; his blood was pale; and it came not from the veins of a Huron; the wicked Chippewas cheated my squaw. The Great Spirit has said that the family of Wiss-entush should end; he is happy who knows that the evil
says this of his race dies with himself. I have done."\\
[...] But the stern customs of his people had made too severe an exaction of the feeble old man. The expression of his eye contradicted his figurative and boastful language, while every muscle in his wrinkled visage was working with anguish. Standing a single minute to enjoy his bitter triumph, he turned away, as if sickening of the gaze of men, and veiling his face in his blanket, he walked from the lodge with the noiseless step of an Indian, seeking, in the privacy of his own abode, the sympathy of one like himself, aged, forlorn, and childless.
useless comic-book obsessed offspring.



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* Anybody remember this story from an old TV Western series (or possibly movie)? Setup: A young son is intrigued when a native policeman from an Indian Reservation rides into town looking for some outlaws from that reservation. It turns out that he is actually his half-brother; their mother was abducted by Indians in her youth and lived as part of the tribe for a few years before being rescued and returned to "Western Civilization", in the meantime having given birth to a boy. But to her white husband and later children she pretended that she had been rescued mere days after her abduction. When confronted with the Indian lawman, she tells him that she may have given birth to him, but that he is not her son. Only when he comes close to being killed by the outlaws does she acknowledge and show that she cares for him.
* ''SeventhHeaven'': Variant used in a {{Narm}} way. When the entire family reveals to matriarch Annie that they won't be home for Thanksgiving, she announces, "You are not my family"--her minor-aged children included, no less.
* ''Series/BabyDaddy'': Played somewhat straight and then averted in one episode. Tucker's father visits, thinking that his son would be a lawyer just like he is. Tucker, with help from Ben, lies to him that he is. But when his father learns that Tucker had been lying to him about that career and planning to work in TV instead, his father is so angry at him for [[FollowInMyFootsteps not following in his footsteps]] that he threatens to disown him. Tucker tries to take his father to see him in action at the career of his choosing, but when it doesn't go over well, it takes a heartfelt talk with him from Tucker, again with Ben's help, to make him see the error of his ways, that he needs to [[BeYourself be himself]]. By the end of the talk (and the end of the episode), father and son reconcile and the father apologizes for being so closed-minded.
* ''Series/{{Banshee}}'': Kai Proctor is a ruthless crime lord who comes from a pacifist Amish community. The community has disowned him and when Kai tries to talk to his father, Proctor Sr. refuses to even acknowledge that his son is there.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
** Jesse Pinkman's parents effectively disown him after he gets into drugs.
** Inverted near the end when [[spoiler:Walt Jr. pretty much disowns Walter after finding out he's a drug lord and believing that he killed Hank.]]
* ''Series/BritainsGotThePopFactor'': In Peter Kay's ''Series/TheXFactor'' and ''Series/PopIdol'' spoof, the mother of [[spoiler: the {{transsexual}}]] Geraldine [=McQueen=] gives us this wonderful line: [[spoiler: "she is no son of mine!"]]
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'':
** Parodied with the "Jew-o-meter". The lowest score is "I have no son!", the highest is "My son, the doctor."
** Another episode had an Even Stevphen segment deteriorating, [[RunningGag as they so often did]], into a highly emotional revelation about one of the Stevphens' personal lives. The question is whether Elián González should be sent back to Cuba to live with his father, and they start out agreeing that he shouldn't, which obviously won't do as the basis for a shouting match. While Stephen's argument is the typical anti-communist one, [[FreudianSlip it soon becomes clear]] that Steve's "reasoning" is based on his fraught relationship with his own father. Stephen immediately engages him in therapeutic role-playing to "work through these feelings," until Steve breaks down in his arms sobbing, "I love you, Daddy!"
-->'''Stephen:''' Shhh. ''[strokes Steve's hair]'' Hush, little baby, don't say a word... Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird.\\
'''Steve:''' He should go back with his daddy! Elian should be with his daddy!\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Stephen:''' What?\\
'''Steve:''' Elian should be with his daddy!\\
'''Stephen:''' ''[pushes him away]'' I raise some kind of commie pinko?\\
'''Steve:''' But... Papa!\\
'''Stephen:''' You're weak! ''[slaps him]'' Like your mother! Why don't I get you a bra and some panties, and you can dance around, you ''fairy''?\\
'''Steve:''' Not again! ''[begins to rock back and forth]''\\
'''Jon:''' Guys...\\
'''Stephen:''' Not now, Jon, I'm making a breakthrough here! ''[turns back to Steve]'' "Ohhh, my daddy doesn't love me! Ohhh, boo-hoo-hoo!" Well, MY SON IS DEAD! ''[turns brightly to camera]'' I'm Stephen Colbert... ''[pause where Steve would normally say, "I'm Steve Carell"; this time it's filled only with wordless keening]'' ...and this has been Even Stevphen!
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': It's never confirmed directly in the show, but a flashback show's Simon's father warning him that if he gets himself in trouble with the law over [[CassandraTruth this ridiculous notion of his about his sister being in trouble at the prestigious Blue Sun Academy]], he's on his own. It seems likely that he made good on this threat, not that he could have bailed Simon out if he'd wanted to after breaking River out of there. Canon is as yet silent upon how the events of ''Serenity'' will affect father-son relations.
* ''Series/{{Fresno}}'': SubvertedTrope at the end. When Charlotte disowns her son, she says this, but then amends it because she has another son.
* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'': InvertedTrope, where Peter Bishop tells his father Walter, "I am not your son." SubvertedTrope because [[spoiler:Peter is from an AlternateUniverse, and "Walternate" is his father]].
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
** After Finn (awkwardly) announces to Quinn's parents that she's pregnant, her father disowns her. The line is never said, but it's obvious what happened.
** Happens again in season three when Mike's dad finds out he wants to be a dancer instead of going to medical school.
** Santana's ''grandmother'' pulls an I Have No Granddaughter when [[spoiler: Santana comes out as a lesbian.]]
* ''Series/GoodTimes'': In the conclusion of a two parter where JJ gets shot by a local delinquent, [[PapaWolf James]] waits outside the courtroom to beat the hell out of the guy...but after seeing the guy's mother angrily disown him, slap him in the face and outright tell him she hates him, he can't bring himself to do it.
* ''Series/HeadOfTheClass'': One episode had Arvid Engen's father come to teach the class. He's a genius but, even though he makes an effort, he's a lousy teacher. Arvid tells him this, and concludes with, "But I still am your son." To which his father stands up and says, "Son? I have no son!" Arvid is taken aback, and then his father laughs and says, "Sorry, IAlwaysWantedToSayThat."
* ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'': Duncan [=MacLeod=] got this, after dying his first death and becoming immortal, but only from his father (the clan chieftain). His mother felt differently:
-->'''Duncan [=MacLeod=]''': He banished me. I have no right, I have no clan. I'm not even your son...
-->'''Mary [=MacLeod=]''': No! It matters not who bore you, you are my son!
* ''Series/{{House}}'': The father of a Chinese girl with a mysterious brain aneurysm claims to have no daughter when told of her condition, while the mother just looks confused; Wilson assumes that the father has just disowned her, but House deduces that [[spoiler: the girl's biological parents literally attempted to murder her so they could try having a son without being penalized by China's [[PopulationControl one child law]]]].
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Parodied where Robin's father utters this line with full pathos after he sees Robin kissing a boy. It would be a perfectly straight example if not for the fact that Robin ''is a girl'', and her dad ''literally'' has no son. He just spent most of her childhood trying to pretend that wasn't the case.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': SubvertedTrope, when a man initially suspected of being an infamous serial killer testifies to Goren and Eames that his father is actually the one guilty. In fact, the son's life has been made hell, growing up in fear that he's a sadist like Dad. When his father declares, "You're no son of mine!" as he is being dragged away in handcuffs, Eames comments, "That's the nicest thing he could have said to him."
* ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'':
** In one episode, sleazy newsstand owner Pop berates his younger son for [[FelonyMisdemeanor failing to prevent a handful of chocolates from being stolen]]. He then leads away his other son, saying "You are my son. My only son."
** "Pop will have a daughter, as well as sons! ...I mean, a son." *spits on the floor*
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': Several. One example is the Season 8 episode "Gambini the Great," wherein at the beginning of the episode, an aging circus daredevil and owner of a traveling sideshow has been told by his sons that they do not wish to continue the act when it passes on to their generation. Gambini who is recovering from third-degree burns he suffered when he was unable to finish a "burning box escape" stunt does not take the news well, telling both of them to get out and never come back, even shouting to them "I have no son!" (in a tone meant to shake both to their very core).
* ''MarriedWithChildren'': When Kelly started working as a waitress, Peggy was disappointed that she'd get a job instead of keeping the Wanker family's tradition of the women freeloading on men and said that she had no daughter. If she had one, she wouldn't work.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': Spoofed this by having an playwright express disapproval of his son for pursuing his dream of becoming a coal miner.
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' touches on this in "Murder, Plain and Simple". Ethan's father resents him after he speaks against being Amish and eventually sends him to jail when he suspects him for killing Jacob. Even when Ethan screams for his father, he just walks away without looking back.
* ''MySoCalledLife'': Rickie comes out to his uncle, his adoptive parent. Said uncle immediately kicks him out of the house. Onto the street. At ''Christmastime''. Then his uncle ''moves away without him''. Bear in mind that this is a 15-year-old kid we're talking about; this is KickTheDog at its worst.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** Used this line when they riffed on the educational short film "A Date With Your Family". To hear Mike and the bots describe it, all three kids were disowned by the end of the meal.
** Really, they use it all the time, especially in the shorts (one boy got disowned for driving before his license came in).
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': In [[Recap/RevolutionS1E11TheStand episode 11]], [[spoiler: Jason Neville went against his father's orders, and as a result, Tom Neville considers his son dead to him]]. However, [[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame episode 13]] reveals it to be a SubvertedTrope, because [[spoiler: Tom Neville was trying to keep his son and his family safe from Monroe's wrath]].
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'': Atia to Octavia in the second season: "I have no son."
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': The episode "In Purgatory's Shadow" sees [[spoiler: Enabran Tain]] use the phrase "You're not my son!" on [[spoiler: Garak]] when [[spoiler: Garak]] insists they have a genuine father/son moment before it's too late [[spoiler: since Tain is on his deathbed. Tain eventually agrees, but - even though he's dying - Garak had to fight him tooth-and-nail to obtain the reconciliation he wanted.]]
* ''TrueBlood'': 15-year-old Sam Merlotte's shapeshifting powers manifest, to his adoptive family's horror. Shortly thereafter, he comes home one day to find that the [[ParentalAbandonment entire family has moved away without him]], leaving the house completely empty except for Sam's bedroom, which was left untouched.
* ''TheTudors'':
** King Henry VIII throws one of these against his sister when he learns that she has betrayed him by [[ValuesDissonance marrying without his permission]]:
--> "How dare you look at me? I am your Lord and Master; ''not'' your brother! You are both banished from court. You will relinquish your London houses. You will remove yourself from my sight. [...] And Margaret! I have yet to decide whatever to make your bed-mate [[OffWithHisHead a head shorter.]]"
** Of course, he forgives them later. (In real life, it was his sister Mary who pulled this stunt, not Margaret.)
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'': In the episode "And When The Sky was Opened", Harrington, shortly before he is [[RetGone erased from history]], calls his parents, only for them to tell him they don't have a son.
* ''Series/TheWarAtHome'': When Kenny comes out to his parents, he is kicked out the house and had to move in with the Golds. When Dave attempts to convince Kenny's father to allow Kenny to come home, Kenny's father says something along the lines of this.
* ''[[Series/{{V}} V: The Final Battle]]'':
** Happens to the [[LesCollaborateurs traitor]] Daniel. One of the few cases where the claim is made and the audience accepts it without even blinking.
** Eleanor, one of the most prominent collaborators, declares her son Mike Donovan as no longer being part of her family (despite keeping his own son safe from the Visitors all the same) because he's a resistance leader.

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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
[[folder:FanWorks]]
* Anybody remember In [[http://percyjacksonfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Nine_Months Nine Months]], [[spoiler:April's father disowns her after he finds out that she's [[TeenPregnancy pregnant]]]].
* "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3579466/1/Father Father]]": Subverted in
this story where [[spoiler:someone takes advantage of Asuka in a party and she gets pregnant. Upon hearing this, her father immediately comes over from an old TV Western series (or possibly movie)? Setup: A young son is intrigued when a native policeman from an Indian Reservation rides into town looking for some outlaws from that reservation. It turns out that he is actually his half-brother; their mother was abducted by Indians in Germany with intentions of taking her youth back with him and lived as part of the tribe for a few years before being rescued and returned [[HonorRelatedAbuse performing an abortion to "Western Civilization", restore family honor]], entirely without her consent. Her resistance results in the meantime having given birth to a boy. But man flipping out and hitting her, causing [[BewareTheNiceOnes Shinji]] (who proposed to her white husband shortly before) to [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge go berserk on his ass and later children she pretended that she had been rescued mere days after her abduction. When confronted with almost kill him]]. Sohryu disowns Asuka and proceeds to take the Indian lawman, she tells family property for himself... only for Gendo to inform him that she may have given birth to him, not only [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Asuka and Shinji are under NERV jurisdiction and therefore untouchable]] but that he is not her son. Only when he comes close to being killed by she's also the outlaws does she acknowledge and show that she cares for him.
* ''SeventhHeaven'': Variant used in a {{Narm}} way. When
sole inheritor of the entire family reveals to matriarch Annie that they won't be home for Thanksgiving, she announces, "You are not my family"--her minor-aged children included, no less.
* ''Series/BabyDaddy'': Played somewhat straight and then averted in one episode. Tucker's father visits, thinking that
fortune, as per her mother's will. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard By disowning her, Sohryu forfeited his son would be a lawyer just like he is. Tucker, with help from Ben, lies to him that he is. But when his father learns that Tucker had been lying to him about that career and planning to work in TV instead, his father is so angry at him for [[FollowInMyFootsteps not following in his footsteps]] that he beneficiary rights.]] Oops! And that's even ''before'' Gendo threatens to disown him. Tucker tries to take his father to see him in action at the career of his choosing, but when it doesn't go over well, it takes a heartfelt talk Sohryu that with him from Tucker, again with Ben's help, to make him see the error of his ways, that he needs to [[BeYourself be himself]]. By the end of the talk (and the end of the episode), father Asuka and son reconcile and the father apologizes for being Shinji engaged, he considers her family so closed-minded.
* ''Series/{{Banshee}}'': Kai Proctor is a ruthless crime lord who comes from a pacifist Amish community. The community has disowned him and when Kai tries to talk to his father, Proctor Sr. refuses to even acknowledge that his son is there.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
** Jesse Pinkman's parents effectively disown him after he gets into drugs.
** Inverted near the end when [[spoiler:Walt Jr. pretty much disowns Walter after finding out he's a drug lord and believing that he killed Hank.
Sohryu will better back off or [[KnightTemplarParent face the]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge consequences]].]]
* ''Series/BritainsGotThePopFactor'': In Peter Kay's ''Series/TheXFactor'' and ''Series/PopIdol'' spoof, the mother of [[spoiler: the {{transsexual}}]] Geraldine [=McQueen=] gives us ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': During [[spoiler:her MindRape, Arael sends Asuka an illusion masquerading as Superman -who in this wonderful line: [[spoiler: "she fic is no son of mine!"]]
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'':
** Parodied with the "Jew-o-meter". The lowest score is "I have no son!", the highest is "My son, the doctor."
** Another episode had an Even Stevphen segment deteriorating, [[RunningGag as they so often did]], into a highly emotional revelation about one of the Stevphens' personal lives. The question is whether Elián González should be sent back to Cuba to live with his father, and they start out agreeing that he shouldn't,
Asuka's sperm donor- which obviously won't do as the basis for a shouting match. While Stephen's argument tells her he has no daughter and she is the typical anti-communist one, [[FreudianSlip it soon becomes clear]] that Steve's "reasoning" is based on his fraught relationship with his own father. Stephen immediately engages him in therapeutic role-playing to "work through these feelings," until Steve unworthy of being an hero.]] It breaks down in his arms sobbing, "I love you, Daddy!"
-->'''Stephen:''' Shhh. ''[strokes Steve's hair]'' Hush, little baby, don't say a word... Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird.\\
'''Steve:''' He should go back with his daddy! Elian should be with his daddy!\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Stephen:''' What?\\
'''Steve:''' Elian should be with his daddy!\\
'''Stephen:''' ''[pushes him away]'' I raise some kind of commie pinko?\\
'''Steve:''' But... Papa!\\
'''Stephen:''' You're weak! ''[slaps him]'' Like your mother! Why don't I get you a bra
her down.
* Endrin practically says he's given up on Trian
and some panties, and you can dance around, you ''fairy''?\\
'''Steve:''' Not again! ''[begins to rock back and forth]''\\
'''Jon:''' Guys...\\
'''Stephen:''' Not now, Jon, I'm making a breakthrough here! ''[turns back to Steve]'' "Ohhh, my daddy doesn't love me! Ohhh, boo-hoo-hoo!" Well, MY SON IS DEAD! ''[turns brightly to camera]'' I'm Stephen Colbert... ''[pause where Steve would normally say, "I'm Steve Carell"; this time
Bhelen in DragonAgeTheCrownofThorns, only it's filled only with wordless keening]'' ...the dwarven noble protagonist that he tells it to, just before [[spoiler:the whole kinslaying happens (or does it?) and this has been Even Stevphen!
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
he sweeps the second son under the rug while passively watching Bhelen get things going his way.]] It's never confirmed directly no wonder [[spoiler:the DN takes matters into his own hands and manipulates ''the entire city-state'', including Endrin, Trian, Bhelen, you name it,]] [[ZeroApprovalGambit the way he does]].
** Later, it is revealed that Endrin played it straight with Bhelen, although the fact he didn't do it publicly allowed the guy to take control of House Aeducan after the king died.
* An interesting variant of this trope happens
in the show, but a flashback show's Simon's father warning him that if he gets himself in trouble with the law over [[CassandraTruth this ridiculous notion of his about his sister being in trouble at the prestigious Blue Sun Academy]], he's on his own. It seems likely that he made good on this threat, not that he could have bailed Simon out if he'd wanted to after breaking River out of there. Canon is as yet silent upon how the events of ''Serenity'' will affect father-son relations.
* ''Series/{{Fresno}}'': SubvertedTrope at the end. When Charlotte
Blog/ReadingRainbowverse when Spitfire disowns her son, she says this, but Lightning Dust. At first it seems the usual "disappointed mother" route, [[spoiler:but then amends it because Spitfire is relieved of duty and forced into therapy; she has another son.
* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'': InvertedTrope, where Peter Bishop tells his father Walter, "I am not your son." SubvertedTrope because [[spoiler:Peter is from an AlternateUniverse, and "Walternate" is his father]].
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
** After Finn (awkwardly) announces to Quinn's parents that
admits she's pregnant, actually very sure that Lightning Dust hates her father disowns her. The line is never said, but it's obvious what happened.
** Happens again in season three when Mike's dad finds out he wants to be
and that she deserves a dancer instead of going to medical school.
** Santana's ''grandmother'' pulls an I Have No Granddaughter when [[spoiler: Santana comes out as a lesbian.
better mother.]]
* ''Series/GoodTimes'': In two ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' 4komas, ([[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/510376?tags=miyanaga_teru here]] and [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/542606?tags=miyanaga_teru here]]) Teru's disowning Saki is parodied, when it's indicated that Teru is denying Saki's existence due to [[ACupAngst being angry over Saki making fun of her small breasts]].
* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'': Papa Smurf in
the conclusion of a two parter alternate timeline story where JJ gets shot by he marries Smurfette, has a local delinquent, [[PapaWolf James]] waits outside the courtroom to beat the hell child through her, and was run out of the guy...but after seeing village by his little Smurfs along with his new nuclear family, reacts to the guy's mother angrily disown him, slap him news of Empath and the other Smurfs being trapped in time by calling them his "former little Smurfs", disavowing even his relationship to Empath.
* In the Anime/GirlsUndPanzer fic, ''Fanfic/BoysUndSenshado'', [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9332528/1/Boys-und-Sensha-d%C5%8D found here]], it is revealed that Shiho is still planning on disowning Miho, [[spoiler:despite her having won against Black Forest]] because her way is not the traditional Nishizumi way, and she now has boys on her team. [[spoiler:Shiho carries out this threat in Chapter 7, ''[[KickTheDog while Miho is
in the face hospital]]'' no less, although she later claims that it's to allow Miho to follow her own path, with the support of her friends]].
* In ''Fanfic/SakiAfterStory'', Teru keeps denying that ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' is her sister, even though Sumire knows otherwise. When Saki tries to go over to talk to Teru after defeating her in the final round of the tournament, Teru [[UnstoppableRage flies into a rage]]
and outright tell beats up Saki with a metal pipe, a box cutter, and a chair (also attacking Nodoka when she tries to help). It takes the rest of Teru's team to restrain her, and Sumire telling Teru that she spoke with her parents and obtained proof that Saki is her sister before Teru [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes what she's done]].
* Inverted in ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'', when Literature/{{Percy Jackson|and the Olympians}} is raiding the Temple of Zeus. Before killing Zeus, Percy declares that Zeus is not his father (in canon, ''Poseidon'' is), because if he doesn't, he'll be committing the sin of [[SelfMadeOrphan patricide]].
* 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 she hates 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 can't bring himself acquired [[PlayingWithFire the ability to do it.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.
* ''Series/HeadOfTheClass'': One episode had Arvid Engen's father come [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6086528/6/Will-of-Foxfire ''Will of Foxfire:'']] Itachi finds out that this was done to teach Naruto by his '''entire''' family to the class. He's point they pulled a genius but, even though he makes an effort, he's a lousy teacher. Arvid tells partial {{Unperson}} on him this, and concludes with, "But I still am your son." To which by erasing his father stands up and says, "Son? I have no son!" Arvid is taken aback, and then his father laughs and says, "Sorry, IAlwaysWantedToSayThat."
* ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'': Duncan [=MacLeod=] got this, after dying his first death and becoming immortal, but only from his father (the clan chieftain). His mother felt differently:
-->'''Duncan [=MacLeod=]''': He banished me. I have no right, I have no clan. I'm not even your son...
-->'''Mary [=MacLeod=]''': No! It matters not who bore you, you are my son!
* ''Series/{{House}}'': The father of a Chinese girl
personal history before shoving him into foster care with a mysterious brain aneurysm claims to have no daughter when told of her condition, while fake induction papers at the mother just looks confused; Wilson assumes that the father has just disowned her, but House deduces that age of five before threatening to kill him should he tell anyone who his real family is. The reason for this [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill drastic action]]? [[spoiler: Naruto is a werewolf born into a family of {{Kitsune}}.]] To be fair, the girl's biological parents literally attempted to murder her so they could try having a son without being penalized by China's [[PopulationControl one child law]]]].
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Parodied where Robin's father utters this line with full pathos after he sees Robin kissing a boy. It would be a perfectly straight example if not for the fact that Robin ''is a girl'', and her dad ''literally'' has no son. He just spent most of her childhood trying to pretend that wasn't the case.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': SubvertedTrope, when a man initially suspected of being an infamous serial killer testifies to Goren and Eames that his father is actually the one guilty. In fact, the son's life has been made hell, growing up in fear that he's a sadist like Dad. When his father declares, "You're no son of mine!" as he is being dragged away in handcuffs, Eames comments, "That's the nicest thing he could have said to him."
* ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'':
** In one episode, sleazy newsstand owner Pop berates his younger son for [[FelonyMisdemeanor failing to prevent a handful of chocolates from being stolen]]. He then leads away his other son, saying "You are my son. My only son."
** "Pop will have a daughter, as well as sons! ...I mean, a son." *spits on the floor*
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': Several. One example is the Season 8 episode "Gambini the Great," wherein at the beginning of the episode, an aging circus daredevil and owner of a traveling sideshow has been told by his sons that they do not wish to continue the act when it passes on to their generation. Gambini who is recovering from third-degree burns he suffered when
reason he was unable to finish a "burning box escape" stunt does not take the news well, telling both of them to get out and never come back, even shouting to them "I have no son!" (in a tone meant to shake both to their very core).
* ''MarriedWithChildren'': When Kelly started working as a waitress, Peggy was disappointed that she'd get a job instead of keeping the Wanker family's tradition of the women freeloading on men and said that she had no daughter. If she had one, she wouldn't work.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': Spoofed this by having an playwright express disapproval of his son for pursuing his dream of becoming a coal miner.
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' touches on this in "Murder, Plain and Simple". Ethan's father resents him after he speaks against being Amish and eventually sends him to jail when he suspects him for killing Jacob. Even when Ethan screams for his father, he just walks away without looking back.
* ''MySoCalledLife'': Rickie comes out to his uncle, his adoptive parent. Said uncle immediately kicks him out of the house. Onto the street. At ''Christmastime''. Then his uncle ''moves away without him''. Bear in mind that this is a 15-year-old kid we're talking about; this is KickTheDog at its worst.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** Used this line when they riffed on the educational short film "A Date With Your Family". To hear Mike and the bots describe it, all three kids were
disowned by the end of the meal.
** Really, they use it all the time, especially in the shorts (one boy got disowned for driving before his license came in).
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': In [[Recap/RevolutionS1E11TheStand episode 11]], [[spoiler: Jason Neville went against his father's orders, and as a result, Tom Neville considers his son dead to him]]. However, [[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame episode 13]] reveals it to be a SubvertedTrope, because [[spoiler: Tom Neville
was trying due to keep his son and his family safe pressure from Monroe's wrath]].
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'': Atia to Octavia in
outside the second season: "I have no son."
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': The episode "In Purgatory's Shadow" sees [[spoiler: Enabran Tain]] use
family; while undoubtedly some of them wanted him gone, there were plenty of them who liked him. Also, the phrase "You're not my son!" on [[spoiler: Garak]] when [[spoiler: Garak]] insists they have a genuine father/son moment before others wanted Naruto ''killed,'' it's too late [[spoiler: since Tain is on his deathbed. Tain eventually agrees, but - even though he's dying - Garak had to fight him tooth-and-nail to obtain the reconciliation he wanted.]]
* ''TrueBlood'': 15-year-old Sam Merlotte's shapeshifting powers manifest, to his adoptive family's horror. Shortly thereafter, he comes home one day to find
arguable that the [[ParentalAbandonment entire family has moved away without him]], leaving the house completely empty except for Sam's bedroom, only way to keep him alive was to do what they did.
* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'',
which was left untouched.
* ''TheTudors'':
** King Henry VIII throws one of these against his sister when he learns
takes place in the MarvelUniverse, Louise Fulford reveals to her girlfriend, Alex Harris, that she has betrayed him by [[ValuesDissonance marrying without his permission]]:
--> "How dare you look at me? I am your Lord and Master; ''not'' your brother! You are both banished from court. You will relinquish your London houses. You will remove yourself from my sight. [...] And Margaret! I have yet to decide whatever to make your bed-mate [[OffWithHisHead a head shorter.]]"
** Of course, he forgives them later. (In real life, it was his sister Mary who pulled this stunt, not Margaret.)
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'': In the episode "And When The Sky was Opened", Harrington, shortly before he is [[RetGone erased from history]], calls his parents, only for them to tell him they don't have a son.
* ''Series/TheWarAtHome'': When Kenny comes
her parents threw her out to his parents, he is kicked out of the house and had to move in with the Golds. When Dave attempts to convince Kenny's father to allow Kenny told her not to come home, Kenny's father says something along the lines of this.
* ''[[Series/{{V}} V: The Final Battle]]'':
** Happens to the [[LesCollaborateurs traitor]] Daniel. One of the few cases where the claim is made and the audience accepts it without even blinking.
** Eleanor, one of the most prominent collaborators, declares her son Mike Donovan as no longer being part of her family (despite keeping his own son safe from the Visitors all the same)
back not because she (Louise) was a lesbian, but rather because she was a mutant.
* Inverted in ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat''. After her religious conversion, Cassandra Cain sternly tells [[spoiler: Lady Shiva]] she has [[Franchise/{{Batman}} two]] [[{{God}} fathers]], but her biological parent David is neither of them.
* In ''FanFic/TheVow'', which is essentially [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen's]] story narrated more deeply, Lord Goa (Shen's father) says this word to word when
he's a resistance leader.forced to banish Shen.
-->'''Lord Goa''': I have no son... No son of mine would disgrace me as you have done.



[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode quoted at the top of the main page.
** It is a [[ShoutOut parody specifically]] of the scene in ''The Jazz Singer.''
** Parodied again in, when Agnes Skinner learns that the real Seymour Skinner was imprisoned in Vietnam and the man she has raised as her son is an impostor; her dramatic declaration that she has no son is somewhat undercut by Homer rather acerbically pointing out that she obviously has at least ''one'' son. She responds by saying "No, I have one stranger, and one fraud!"
*** [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain We're not supposed to talk about that]], on pain of torture!
** Parodied in another episode when Patty declares that if Marge doesn't come to [[spoiler:her gay wedding]] then "I have no non-identical sister!"
** Played relatively straight when Abe blames Homer for dragging him away on his girlfriend's birthday and causing her death by [[strike:burst ventricle]] broken heart.
** Parodied in yet another episode when the Squeaky-Voiced Teen working at the Bowling Alley says that he can't even give a lane to his own mother on League night. Lunchlady Doris walks past and says, "I have no son!"
** Played seriously with Homer's long-lost half-brother Herbert, who lets Homer design a car that will make or break his company, assuming Homer knows what TheEveryman wants. Homer botches it, leading Herb to tell him rather venomously, "As far as I'm concerned, I have no brother." They patch things up in a later episode, after which Herb is [[NegativeContinuity never seen again]].
** Inverted in the episode "[=MoneyBART=]", as Bart is running the bases on his Little League game.
---> '''Homer:''' If he makes it, he's my son!
** Played straight and then subverted in "Burns, Baby Burns" when Mr. Burns finds out he has a son, Larry. At first, Larry proves an embarrassment to Burns (who calls him a "a coarse, boorish ignoramus") and he says this Trope almost word for word. He changes his mind quickly after Larry is kidnapped (actually, Homer and Larry stage a kidnapping, hoping it will help them reconcile) saying angrily that "nobody takes what's mine, whether it's my newspaper or my good-for-nothing son!"
** In "Old Yeller-Belly," Homer gets annoyed by Santa Little Helper's cowardice and tells Kent Brockman "I have no dog!" in a manner parodying this trope.
** In "Bart the Mother," when Bart accidentally shoots a bird and Marge finds out, what she tells him in response is pretty much this trope.
--> '''Marge:''' ''"What's the point, Bart? I punish, and I punish, and I punish, but it never sinks in. So you know what? Do what you want. You wanna play with little hoodlums, fine. Have fun killing things."''
** Marge also disowned Bart in "Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing" for siding with his father during an argument about women and love.
* Referenced in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
-->'''Mr. Frensky:''' If you win, I'm taking you out for ice cream. If you lose--
-->'''Binky:''' [[DoorstopBaby You'll take us to the outskirts of town]] [[ParentalAbandonment and leave us there]]?
-->'''Mr. Frensky:''' No Binky. If you lose, I still take you out for ice cream.
-->'''Binky:''' [[CloudCuckoolander I'll never get to see the outskirts of town]]...
* In the Creator/HannaBarbera TV special "The Little Troll Prince", Ulvik. the King of the Trolls, disowns his son Prince Bu. once the latter professes his faith in Christ (thus committing blasphemy against the troll code) and (unwittingly) sheds his troll like appearance in front of him, and then strips him of his royal title, leaving him to the mercy of a hostile crowd. Afterwards, he's shown to be visibly upset that he lost his favorite son, and when his wife Serena fears that Bu would lead humans to their kingdom for revenge, he assures her that Bu is not a a traitor and he will not cause them any trouble. He tells her to let him go as "it's all over."
* In ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Ralph Bighead's decision to become a cartoonist results in his being disowned by his father, and he isn't particularly interested in reconciling. It requires intervention by Rocko and friends to restore the family relationship.
** The title of the episode is "I Have No Son!" Ed Bighead even says it word-for-word a couple of times, while Ralph says "I have no father."
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' has Brain giving this treatment to a clone who has decided that he doesn't want to take over the world -- "I have no clone".
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' has this happen when Gandhi tells his foster father that he wants to be a trucker.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' lampshades this by having Peter gradually admit that even if Chris isn't his son, he still has Stewie and Meg.
** Another episode revealed that this happened...to ''[[TheGrimReaper Death]] himself''
--->'''Death''': You know, actually, kid, I kind of fell into this gig. You know, I really wanted to be a wood nymph. But, man, the second Dad found out, he started in with the whole: "I have no son. I have no son," and Mom...Mom just stood there.
* During a role-playing exercise on ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' where Xandir came out of the closet to his parents (played by Toot and Captain Hero), Toot (his father, for some reason) says "My son is dead!", tears her sleeve and recites the Kaddish, reflecting the tendency of this trope to be centered on Jews.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had one episode with Stan and Francene getting roped into a situation with their gay neighbors Greg and Terry when the latter's father comes to visit who oblivious of his son homosexuality. When Stan drunkenly reveals this, Terry's father in a rather calm manner states he has no son. Even when presented in front of a stadium full of people, Terry's father refuses take back his claim. Terry eventually say "Forget him" and gets on with his life with Greg.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Ozai clearly had no regard to his son Zuko. Stating he was "Lucky to be born" and even burning his face when Zuko questioned his logic during a war meeting. Zuko at first tries to get his [[WellDoneSonGuy respect]] for most of the series. [[spoiler: But in the end realizes he's a {{Jerkass}}, gives an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome absolutely awesome]] example of CallingTheOldManOut, and helps the main heroes in stopping him.]]
** In the {{interquel}} comic ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheRift The Rift]]'', [[spoiler:Toph]] gets this from [[spoiler:Lao Beifong]]. Apparently this was his Plan B after [[spoiler:the "kidnap her back with mercenaries" plan fell through]].
* Previously, on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': When Angela tells [[KnightTemplar Demona]] that she is Demona's biological daughter, Demona responds with "I have no daughter!" In this case, though, it's not based on disapproval--Demona honestly did not realize her child (last seen as an egg with people she considered her enemies) was still alive. When she realizes the truth, the only thing keeping her and Angela from bonding is Demona's [[KillAllHumans genocidal hatred of the human race]].
** In another episode, Elisa is arrested on the island of New Olympus for being human. While being escorted to her cell, an elderly minotaur calls out for the guard to have mercy on his old father. "You put your own father in prison?" "That's not my father." The audience thinks it's a generation-inversion of this, but it's almost immediately revealed that this is the shapeshifter who [[YouKilledMyFather murdered the guard's father]] attempting to pull a ShapeshifterGuiltTrip.
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' as part of the parents' hysterical, [[FelonyMisdemeanor intense reaction]] to the news that the boys have been smoking. Stan tries to bring Randy back to earth, but as soon as he calls him "dad," Randy shouts, "I DON'T HAVE A SON!"
* Darkseid pulls this in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' after sending his son to a slave pit with his Omega beams. His exact words in response to Desaad saying that Kalibak was his son, "A technicality regarding his birth. As far as my destiny lies, I have no son." (This may or may not have been a subtle reference to Orion, another of his sons and one of his worst enemies.)
* On the BrokeEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Lucius tells Beezy "You're no son of mine" after he causes him to lose his fortune.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [[PlayedForLaughs Played This For Laughs]] in one episode between Kahn and [[GenderBlenderName Kahn Jr.--aka "Connie,"]] his daughter. He said she wouldn't be his "son" anymore if she didn't go through with YouGoGirl-style wrestling match against her best friend. (As you can probably tell, he wanted a boy. The wrestling thing was her idea, though.)
* This trope is one of the main reasons Dr. Doofenshmirtz from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' grew up to be a villain. The worst part was he didn't really deserve it. His parents were [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood so ridiculously negligent]], they were never around for any of his birthdays, ''even the day he was actually born''. He was completely ignored when he failed to jump off a high dive at the city pool (which was considered a rite of passage). Heck, his father even named the family dog "Only Son"! While his mom preferred his more successful brother Roger.
* In the movie of ''WesternAnimation/CuriousGeorge'', Mr. Bloomsbury says "Ted, I am so proud of you. You're like the son I never had." His son Junior says "Father, I'm your son, remember?" to which Bloomsbury replies "Yes, but I had you."
* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' in "The Words", when Gumball is trying to get his adopted brother Darwin to realize how all his verbal abuse is hurting people. After simple insults don't work, Gumball resorts to this trope ("You, are not my brother. [[UpliftedAnimal You are just a pet! Who grew legs!]]"), which sends Darwin through a wall--[[WeaponsGradeVocabulary literally]]--and reduces him to tears until Gumball, having made his point, hurriedly takes it back.
* Done in the season one finale ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' when Asami confronts her father, Hiroshi, as he's gathering his tanks for a full scale attack on benders. Hiroshi lost his wife to firebenders and feels every bender is evil. Asami however has more sense and tries to get him to see reason that he's becoming no better then his wife's murderers. However he's far too gone to realize this and states that if Asami won't aid him, then she doesn't deserve the right to be his daughter.
** This is revisited in Book 4, when Asami visits him in prison. By this point, he HAS realized what a monster he had become, and is trying to make up for it. [[spoiler: He does so in the Book 4/series finale, where he assists Team Avatar in confronting Kuvira's Colossus mech by finishing and piloting one of two machine prototypes. While they are successful, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Hiroshi is killed in the process, but not before saving Asami's life and saying he loves her.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Darkseid blatantly says this about Kalibak. "A technicality of his birth. As far as destiny is concerned, I have no son.
** Ironically, Darkseid's other son Orion appears several episodes later. Darkseid openly acknowledges him as his son and takes pride in Orion's boldness and ferocity. To add insult, he says this in the presence of Kalibak.
* Parodied in a dream sequence in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Apple Bloom had a nightmare her apple farmer family shunned her for not getting an apple-related Cutie Mark.
* Riot's father literally said "I have no son." when he disowned him in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. His father disapproved of Riot being into music - insisting only "sissies and women" were musicians - and Riot joined the army due to his dad. He eventually informally quit and joined a band. When he came home after being dishonorably discharged his father disowned him. They rekindle their relationship later after Riot's mothers health deteriorates due to stress related to them fighting.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode quoted at the top of the main page.
** It is a [[ShoutOut parody specifically]] of the scene in ''The Jazz Singer.''
** Parodied again in, when Agnes Skinner learns that the real Seymour Skinner was imprisoned in Vietnam and the man she has raised as her son is an impostor; her dramatic declaration that she has no son is somewhat undercut by Homer rather acerbically pointing out that she obviously has at least ''one'' son. She responds by saying "No, I have one stranger, and one fraud!"
*** [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain We're not supposed to talk about that]], on pain of torture!
** Parodied in another episode when Patty declares that if Marge doesn't come to [[spoiler:her gay wedding]] then "I have no non-identical sister!"
** Played relatively straight when Abe blames Homer for dragging him away on his girlfriend's birthday and causing her death by [[strike:burst ventricle]] broken heart.
** Parodied in yet another episode when the Squeaky-Voiced Teen working at the Bowling Alley says that he can't even give a lane to his own mother on League night. Lunchlady Doris walks past and says, "I have no son!"
** Played seriously with Homer's long-lost half-brother Herbert, who lets Homer design a car that will make or break his company, assuming Homer knows what TheEveryman wants. Homer botches it, leading Herb to tell him rather venomously, "As far as I'm concerned, I have no brother." They patch things up in a later episode,
In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', after which Herb is [[NegativeContinuity never seen again]].
** Inverted in
Manolo refuses to kill the episode "[=MoneyBART=]", as Bart is running the bases on his Little League game.
---> '''Homer:''' If he makes it, he's my son!
** Played straight and then subverted in "Burns, Baby Burns" when Mr. Burns finds out he has a son, Larry. At first, Larry proves an embarrassment to Burns (who calls him a "a coarse, boorish ignoramus") and he says this Trope almost word for word. He changes his mind quickly after Larry is kidnapped (actually, Homer and Larry stage a kidnapping, hoping it will help them reconcile) saying angrily that "nobody takes what's mine, whether it's my newspaper or my good-for-nothing son!"
** In "Old Yeller-Belly," Homer gets annoyed by Santa Little Helper's cowardice and tells Kent Brockman "I have no dog!" in a manner parodying this trope.
** In "Bart the Mother," when Bart accidentally shoots a bird and Marge finds out, what she
bull, Carlos disappointingly tells him in response he is pretty much this trope.
--> '''Marge:''' ''"What's the point, Bart? I punish, and I punish, and I punish, but it never sinks in. So you know what? Do what you want. You wanna play with little hoodlums, fine. Have fun killing things."''
** Marge also disowned Bart in "Love Is
"not a Many-Splintered Thing" for siding with his father during an argument about women and love.
* Referenced in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
-->'''Mr. Frensky:''' If you win, I'm taking you out for ice cream. If you lose--
-->'''Binky:''' [[DoorstopBaby You'll take us to the outskirts of town]] [[ParentalAbandonment and leave us there]]?
-->'''Mr. Frensky:''' No Binky. If you lose, I still take you out for ice cream.
-->'''Binky:''' [[CloudCuckoolander I'll never get to see the outskirts of town]]...
* In the Creator/HannaBarbera TV special "The Little Troll Prince", Ulvik. the King of the Trolls, disowns his son Prince Bu. once the latter professes his faith in Christ (thus committing blasphemy against the troll code) and (unwittingly) sheds his troll like appearance in front of him, and then strips him of his royal title, leaving him to the mercy of a hostile crowd. Afterwards, he's shown to be visibly upset that he lost his favorite son, and when his wife Serena fears that Bu would lead humans to their kingdom for revenge, he assures her that Bu is not a a traitor and he will not cause them any trouble. He tells her to let him go as "it's all over."
* In ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Ralph Bighead's decision to become a cartoonist results in his being disowned by his father, and he isn't particularly interested in reconciling. It requires intervention by Rocko and friends to restore the family relationship.
** The title of the episode is "I Have No Son!" Ed Bighead even says it word-for-word a couple of times, while Ralph says "I have no father.
real Sanchez."
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' has Brain giving this treatment to a clone who has decided that he doesn't want to take over the world -- "I have no clone".
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' has this happen when Gandhi tells his foster father that he wants to be a trucker.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' lampshades
In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', Hiccup is told this by having Peter gradually admit that even if Chris isn't his son, he still has Stewie father Stoick. Fairly predictable though, given Stoick's personality and Meg.
** Another episode revealed that this happened...to ''[[TheGrimReaper Death]] himself''
--->'''Death''': You know, actually, kid, I kind of fell into this gig. You know, I really wanted to be a wood nymph. But, man, the second Dad found out, he started in with the whole: "I have no son. I have no son," and Mom...Mom just stood there.
* During a role-playing exercise on ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' where Xandir came out of the closet to his parents (played by Toot and Captain Hero), Toot (his father, for some reason) says "My son is dead!", tears her sleeve and recites the Kaddish, reflecting the tendency
Hiccup's actions. Unlike many other examples of this trope to be centered on Jews.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had one episode with Stan and Francene getting roped into a situation with their gay neighbors Greg and Terry
trope, ''Stoick'' is hurt by his words as badly as Hiccup is--he physically staggers when he leaves the latter's father comes to visit who oblivious of his son homosexuality. When Stan drunkenly reveals this, Terry's father in a rather calm manner states he has no son. Even when presented in front of a stadium full of people, Terry's father refuses take back his claim. Terry eventually say "Forget him" room and gets on with his life with Greg.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Ozai clearly had no regard to his son Zuko. Stating he was "Lucky to be born" and even burning his face when Zuko questioned his logic during a war meeting. Zuko at first tries to get his [[WellDoneSonGuy respect]] for most of the series. [[spoiler: But in the end
realizes what he's said.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': When Tai Lung, who was all but
a {{Jerkass}}, gives an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome absolutely awesome]] example of CallingTheOldManOut, and helps son to Master Shifu, confronts Shifu at the main heroes in stopping him.]]
** In the {{interquel}} comic ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheRift The Rift]]'', [[spoiler:Toph]] gets this from [[spoiler:Lao Beifong]]. Apparently this was his Plan B after [[spoiler:the "kidnap her back
temple with mercenaries" plan fell through]].
* Previously, on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': When Angela tells [[KnightTemplar Demona]] that she is Demona's biological daughter, Demona responds with "I have no daughter!" In this case, though, it's not based on disapproval--Demona honestly did not realize her child (last seen as an egg with people she considered her enemies) was still alive. When she realizes the truth, the only thing keeping her and Angela from bonding is Demona's [[KillAllHumans genocidal hatred of the human race]].
** In another episode, Elisa is arrested on the island of New Olympus for being human. While being escorted to her cell, an elderly minotaur calls out for the guard to have mercy on his old father. "You put your own father in prison?" "That's not my father.
"I'm home, Master." The audience thinks it's a generation-inversion of this, but it's almost immediately revealed that this is the shapeshifter who [[YouKilledMyFather murdered the guard's father]] attempting With barely restrained grief, Shifu retorts to pull a ShapeshifterGuiltTrip.
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' as part of the parents' hysterical, [[FelonyMisdemeanor intense reaction]] to the news that the boys have been smoking. Stan tries to bring Randy back to earth, but as soon as he calls him "dad," Randy shouts, "I DON'T HAVE A SON!"
* Darkseid pulls this in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' after sending his son to a slave pit with his Omega beams. His exact words in response to Desaad saying that Kalibak was his son, "A technicality regarding his birth. As far as my destiny lies, I have no son." (This may or may not have been a subtle reference to Orion, another of his sons and one of his worst enemies.)
* On the BrokeEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Lucius tells Beezy "You're no son of mine" after he causes him to lose his fortune.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [[PlayedForLaughs Played This For Laughs]] in one episode between Kahn and [[GenderBlenderName Kahn Jr.--aka "Connie,"]] his daughter. He said she wouldn't be
his "son" anymore if she didn't go through with YouGoGirl-style wrestling match against her best friend. (As you can probably tell, he wanted a boy. The wrestling thing was her idea, though.)
* This trope
"This is one of the main reasons Dr. Doofenshmirtz from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' grew up to be a villain. The worst part was he didn't really deserve it. His parents were [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood so ridiculously negligent]], they were never around for any of his birthdays, ''even the day he was actually born''. He was completely ignored when he failed to jump off a high dive at the city pool (which was considered a rite of passage). Heck, his father even named the family dog "Only Son"! While his mom preferred his more successful brother Roger.
* In the movie of ''WesternAnimation/CuriousGeorge'', Mr. Bloomsbury says "Ted,
no longer your home. And I am so proud of you. You're like the son I never had." His son Junior says "Father, I'm no longer your son, remember?" to which Bloomsbury replies "Yes, but I had you.master."
* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' in "The Words", ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'': Lord Shen was also essentially disowned by his parents when Gumball is trying to get they banished him from his adopted brother Darwin ancestral home. It's rather hard to realize how all his verbal abuse is hurting people. After simple insults don't work, Gumball resorts to blame the parents in this trope ("You, are not my brother. [[UpliftedAnimal You are just a pet! Who grew legs!]]"), which sends Darwin through a wall--[[WeaponsGradeVocabulary literally]]--and reduces case as this was in response to Shen ''committing genocide''. Despite this, it's later revealed that Shen's parents truly did care about him to tears until Gumball, as the pain of having made his point, hurriedly takes it back.
* Done in the season one finale ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' when Asami confronts her father, Hiroshi, as he's gathering his tanks for a full scale attack on benders. Hiroshi lost his wife
to firebenders and feels every bender is evil. Asami however has more sense and tries to get him to see reason that he's becoming no better then his wife's murderers. However he's far too gone to realize do this and states that if Asami won't aid him, then she doesn't deserve the right to be his daughter.
** This is revisited in Book 4, when Asami visits him in prison. By this point, he HAS realized what a monster he had become, and is trying to make up for it. [[spoiler: He does so in the Book 4/series finale, where he assists Team Avatar in confronting Kuvira's Colossus mech by finishing and piloting one of two machine prototypes. While they are successful, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Hiroshi is killed in the process, but not before saving Asami's life and saying he loves her.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Darkseid blatantly says this about Kalibak. "A technicality of his birth. As far as destiny is concerned, I have no son.
** Ironically, Darkseid's other
their son Orion appears several episodes later. Darkseid openly acknowledges him as his son and takes pride in Orion's boldness and ferocity. To add insult, he says this in the presence of Kalibak.
* Parodied in a dream sequence in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Apple Bloom had a nightmare her apple farmer family shunned her for not getting an apple-related Cutie Mark.
* Riot's father
[[DeathByDespair literally said "I have no son." when he disowned him in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. His father disapproved of Riot being into music - insisting only "sissies and women" were musicians - and Riot joined the army due to his dad. He eventually informally quit and joined a band. When he came home after being dishonorably discharged his father disowned him. They rekindle their relationship later after Riot's mothers health deteriorates due to stress related to them fighting.killed them.]]



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* One advert for Oak milk uses this.
-->'''Downright Weird Guy''': I wish I'd given Oak to my son when he was a child...haha, just kidding, I don't have a son, well technically I do, but [[AcceptableProfessionalTargets he's in real estate]].

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* One advert for Oak milk uses this.
-->'''Downright Weird Guy''': I wish I'd given Oak to my
Famously done in the 1980 version of ''Film/TheJazzSinger,'' with that very line delivered by LaurenceOlivier in full-on LargeHam mode.
** Slightly more underplayed in the 1927 version, with the TropeNamer title card "My
son was to stand at my side and sing tonight - but now I have no son."
* In ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Wilbur Wonka's father, a dentist, did not want his son to be a chocolatier, so Willy tells him that he will run away from home. Wilbur angrily responds, "I won't be here
when you get back." Taken UpToEleven when Willy returns to find ''the entire house'' missing from the street. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that he had saved every newspaper article about his son.]]
* Justified in ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'': As it turns out, the father in this case has a very valid reason to make such a claim.
-->"[[ChangelingFantasy You're a bastard in a basket!]]"
* In ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII'', Shozen refuses to help Daniel rescue a girl from a hurricane, and when his uncle Sato helps Daniel instead, Sato declares Shozen dead to him...thus setting up the final climactic battle between Shozen, Daniel, and uncle issues[[note]]When Sato tries to talk him out of it, he throws his words back in his face: "I cannot hear you, Uncle. I am dead to you, remember?"[[/note]].
* In ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'', Chon Wang's father has disowned him for staying in America and abandoning his family. [[spoiler: The ending may or may not be a subversion due to the puzzle box message.]]
* Happens in any number of UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} films. [[Bollywood/KabhiKushiKabhieGham Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham]] is a good example.
** ''Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham'' adds a twist since [[spoiler: the disowned son is actually adopted and states that if his father had not specifically said "You're not my son", he may have actually tried to mend bridges sooner.]]
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''- In a marvelously hammy yet [[CrowningMomentOfSadness tragic]] scene, Denethor tells this to Faramir.
* ''Film/LordOfWar'' - An unusual example, in that it happens towards the end and isn't reconciled. The main character's brother is killed after being dragged back into an illicit business for [[RetIrony "One last time,"]] and the main character is arrested. He calls his parents from jail to tell them what happened to him and his brother, to which the mother's only response is "Both my sons are dead."
* Derek Film/{{Zoolander}}'s estranged father feels and acts this way when the remaining family members are in the "Mining Shaft" bar in rural "Mine Country" and a somewhat embarassing advertising spot comes on TV that shows Derek as a Mermaid uttering nonsensical phrases about water and being wet.
--> '''Derek's father''': You're dead to me, son. You're even more dead to me than your dead mother. I just thank the Lord she didn't live to see her son as a mermaid!\\
'''Derek''': Mer''man''! Mer''man''!!!
* ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'': Sybok was exiled from Vulcan for his heretical beliefs and lifestyle. He was cut-off from his family officially and so completely that Starfleet had no record of Spock having an older brother until circumstances forced a confrontation between Sybok and the ''Enterprise''. Although Sybok and Spock reconciled, Sybok's outcast status did not.
* The 2012 Hong Kong film ''Cold War''. [[spoiler:Deputy Commissioner Lee discovers his own son Constable Joe Lee -- a talented police constable -- is behind the conspiracy to abduct five Hong Kong police officers (to discredit Lee's rival for promotion, whom his son thinks is a desk man not suited to the job). Joe refuses to believe his father will arrest his only son, only for Lee to draw his pistol on him...then offer it butt first. Joe smirks and takes the pistol, only to be immediately shot by a police sniper. Lee says afterwards that offering Joe the pistol
was a child...haha, just kidding, test, and that by failing it he is no longer his son.]]
* ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'': It's implied that Vida Boheme got disowned by "her" family, or at least her mother, for becoming a DragQueen. When she drives by her old home, her mother steps outside, though scowls before walking back. This prompts a minor HeroicBSOD in Vida.
* ''Film/XMen'':
** PlayedWith in ''Film/X2XMenUnited''. When Xavier asks William Stryker how he could think of lobotomizing his son, he replies "my son is dead", but before he orders him to launch his attack against all mutants, he says "Make me proud, son."
** Inverted in ''Film/TheWolverine''.
-->'''Yashida''': Mariko. It's me, your grandfather.\\
'''Mariko''':
I buried my grandfather.
* A brotherly version happens in the ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' movie, when Scowler callously kicks Patchi out of the herd and leaves him to die. When Juniper tries to get him to help because they're brothers, he coldly tells her "I
don't have a son, well technically I do, brother". But immediately afterwards [[KickTheSonOfABitch Gorgon attacks and mauls Scowler to near death]], causing Scowler to take back disowning Patchi and [[BigBrotherInstinct warn him to stay away from Gorgon and head to safety]].
* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'': After the Neo-Nazi Derek attacks his own sister during a family dinner and drives his mother's Jewish boyfriend away, she realizes how lost her son is to her and disowns him. When she later visits him in prison she tells Derek that Danny worships him and is starting to follow in his path,
but [[AcceptableProfessionalTargets he's she doesn't want to give up both her sons. After Derek gets out of prison and becomes TheAtoner, his relationship with his mother has improved a lot.
* A common trope
in real estate]].UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} movies and Bollywood/{{Baghban}} is no different. Raj disownes his four sons after the misery they put him and Pooja through. A bit of [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with Alok. He is not a biological, but the adopted son of Raj and Pooja. However, in the end, Raj sees him as his only son.
* In the {{Film/Apocalypse}} film series movie ''Tribulation'', Tom Canboro's brother Calvin disavows any knowledge of their sister Elaine, and has his family pictures photoshopped to remove any evidence of her, at the time of the Tribulation when Elaine was CaughtUpInTheRapture and Calvin had taken the MarkOfTheBeast.
* In ''Film/TheStoningOfSorayaM'', right before throwing his stone at Soraya, the father proclaims that he doesn't have a daughter anymore.
* After Dr. Lanyon hears that his daughter Sara has been once again seen together with Dr. Jekyll in ''Jekyll & Hyde'' (1990) tv-movie, he disowns her and has her thrown out of his house, because he believes that she is cheating her husband with Dr. Jekyll, bringing shame to her family.
* Exaggerated in ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls'', after [[spoiler: Nina is [[OffingTheOffspring honor-killed by her family]] and her non-participant sister Leyla asks her father where her sister's body is.]]:
-->'''Leyla''': Where is Nina?
-->'''Father''': You've never had a sister who is called "Nina".
* In ''Film/PeachBlossomWeepsTearsOfBlood'', Mrs. King refuses to let her son Teh-en marry peasant girl Lim. But after Teh-en receives word that Lim is dying, he rejects his mother, saying "Consider that you have never had me as your son."



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* The 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/XForce X-Statix]]'', 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.
** PlayedForLaughs by supporting character Lacuna, who ''actively tries'' to get this reaction from her parents after discovering she's a mutant. When they accept her mutation with open arms, she tries to join the X-Force... and they're supportive of that, as well. Finally, she becomes a talk show host, squandering her incredible gift by chatting up celebrities. All she ever wanted was for her parents to be disappointed in her. Because how else do you know you're doing the right thing?
* [[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.
* In ''Magneto Rex'', ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} is captured by a rival faction and Rogue asks {{Magneto}} to organize a rescue. Magneto flatly tells her that since Pietro keeps refusing to join him in ruling by his side, he has no son.
* This is a large concern for many young mutants, but a particular standout would be Surge from New X-Men. When her father finds out that she's a mutant, he disowns her, because he "doesn't believe in mutants." When she tries to get back in contact with her family, [[CoolBigSis in particular her little brother]], [[JerkAss he basically says that she's not his daughter.]] It should be noted that this is entirely on his part, as her mother is just relieved that she's safe and learning to control her abilities.
* Renee Montoya's parents disowned her when Two-Face outed her as a lesbian and she admitted it to them in the ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' arc "Half A Life." Her father appears in a later arc; from the look on his face when he sees her, he clearly regrets what he did, but by that point Renee is understandably unwilling to have anything to do with him. [[spoiler:They're able to make up before he passes away in ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'': ''ComicBook/TheQuestion'' #2]]
* In the initial "Comicbook/MoonKnight" series, Marc Spector (Moon Knight) has this in his background. It happened after he one-punched his father, which should count as some sort of justification.
* In ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', Valerie brings her girlfriend and tells her parents she's a lesbian. The parents were furious and scream at their daughter to leave the house. Then, the mother, in tears, grabs a picture of her daughter when she was young and throws it in the trash.
* ''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."
** Made worse when Tony's inner monologue includes the thought "I'd heard it before." Yes. Even ''hell'' couldn't conjure up a father more emotionally cruel than Tony's actual father. And Tony ''still'' [[{{Tearjerker}} couldn't bring himself]] to attack his own father. [[spoiler:Until "Howard" [[NiceJobFixingItVillain tells Tony]] [[BerserkButton that he was a disappointment to his mother as well]].]]
* 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.
* After Klara Prast began talking to the plants on her farm (and they started ''responding''), her religious asshole parents not only disowned her, they sold her to an alcoholic creep who took her off to America to be his wife... at 11 years old. All manner of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse ensued. Thankfully, she later befriended the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, who took her off to the future, where her asshole parents and abusive husband were both long dead.
* ''ComicBook/{{Princeless}}'': Devin's father went as far as saying that.
* Parodied in ''ComicBook/TheBojeffriesSaga'' in which Reth Bojeffries was disowned by his entire family after achieving literary fame with a memoir all about how much he hated them. When they're brought together again, they aren't reconciled. Instead his Uncle Festus kicks him to death, with the others' reactions ranging from apathy to AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
* In ''ComicBook/BoosterGold'''s origin story, his mother disowned him when she realized that he was gambling, much like his father was.
* In the origin story for ''ComicBook/CaptainKlutz'', Captain-to-be Ringo Fonebone's father says this of his useless comic-book obsessed offspring.

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* The MarvelComics character ComicBook/{{Cable}} once had an evil clone named Stryfe. This evil clone captured Cable's wife Aliya and raped her, leading ''Music/{{Genesis}}'' song "No Son of Mine".
** Also, band member Mike Rutherford's solo hit "The Living Years".
* Victor Lundberg's [[VietnamWar Vietnam]]-era spoken-word hit "Open Letter
to her having a son that, while genetically 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 as if it had been Cable's, was ''not'' his son. Cable had a '''lot''' of issues with the boy; it got so bad time; from 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.
moment on, I have no son!"
* In ''[[ComicBook/XForce X-Statix]]'', Vivisector's father insists that Inverted in the fact that Myles is his son is "a matter of opinion". Why? Simple - Vivisector is a gay mutant. Joining Music/PearlJam song "Daughter", where the X-Force was evidently the last straw, because by becoming a celebrity daddy couldn't pretend he didn't exist anymore.
** PlayedForLaughs by supporting character Lacuna, who ''actively tries'' to get this reaction from her parents after discovering she's a mutant. When they accept her mutation with open arms, she tries to join the X-Force... and they're supportive of that, as well. Finally, she becomes a talk show host, squandering her incredible gift by chatting up celebrities. All she ever wanted was for her parents to be disappointed in her. Because how else do you know you're doing the right thing?
* [[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.
* In ''Magneto Rex'', ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} is captured by a rival faction and Rogue asks {{Magneto}} to organize a rescue. Magneto flatly
aloof speaker tells her that since Pietro keeps refusing to join him in ruling by his side, he has no son.
* This is a large concern for many young mutants, but a particular standout would be Surge from New X-Men. When her father finds out that she's a mutant, he disowns her, because he "doesn't believe in mutants." When she tries to get back in contact with her family, [[CoolBigSis in particular her little brother]], [[JerkAss he basically says that she's not his
mother, "Don't call me daughter.]] It should be noted that this is entirely on " Theories abound.
* In [[Music/{{WASP}} W.A.S.P.'s]] 1992 concept album ''The Crimson Idol'', the protagonist Jonathan calls
his part, as her mother is just relieved that she's safe and learning to control her abilities.
* Renee Montoya's
estranged parents disowned her when Two-Face outed her one last time after realizing how unfulfilling his life as a lesbian and she admitted it to them in the ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' arc "Half A Life.rock star is. The conversation ends with "we have no son." Her Jonathan then [[spoiler:kills himself on stage during the concert later that night]].
* The Courtyard Hounds' song "Ain't No Son," which deals with a
father appears in a later arc; from the look on disowning his face when he sees her, he clearly regrets what he did, but by that point Renee is understandably unwilling to have anything to do with him. [[spoiler:They're able to make up before he passes away in ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'': ''ComicBook/TheQuestion'' #2]]
* In the initial "Comicbook/MoonKnight" series, Marc Spector (Moon Knight) has
son, directly references this in his background. It happened after he one-punched his father, which should count as some sort of justification.
* In ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', Valerie brings her girlfriend and tells her parents she's a lesbian. The parents were furious and scream at their daughter
trope.
-->He said "You ain't no son
to leave the house. Then, the mother, in tears, grabs a picture of her daughter when she was young and throws it in the trash.
* ''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
me
-->You ain't no son to me
-->Eight pound baby boy I bounced on my knee
-->No, you ain't
no son of mine."
** Made worse when Tony's inner monologue includes the thought "I'd heard it before." Yes. Even ''hell'' couldn't conjure up a father more emotionally cruel than Tony's actual father. And Tony ''still'' [[{{Tearjerker}} couldn't bring himself]] to attack his own father. [[spoiler:Until "Howard" [[NiceJobFixingItVillain tells Tony]] [[BerserkButton that he was a disappointment to his mother as well]].]]
* 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.
* After Klara Prast began talking to the plants on her farm (and they started ''responding''), her religious asshole parents not only disowned her, they sold her to an alcoholic creep who took her off to America to be his wife... at 11 years old. All manner of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse ensued. Thankfully, she later befriended the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, who took her off to the future, where her asshole parents and abusive husband were both long dead.
* ''ComicBook/{{Princeless}}'': Devin's father went as far as saying that.
* Parodied in ''ComicBook/TheBojeffriesSaga'' in which Reth Bojeffries was disowned by his entire family after achieving literary fame with a memoir all about how much he hated them. When they're brought together again, they aren't reconciled. Instead his Uncle Festus kicks him to death, with the others' reactions ranging from apathy to AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
* In ''ComicBook/BoosterGold'''s origin story, his mother disowned him when she realized that he was gambling, much like his father was.
* In the origin story for ''ComicBook/CaptainKlutz'', Captain-to-be Ringo Fonebone's father says this of his useless comic-book obsessed offspring.
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[[folder:FanWorks]]
* In [[http://percyjacksonfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Nine_Months Nine Months]], [[spoiler:April's father disowns her after he finds out that she's [[TeenPregnancy pregnant]]]].
* "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3579466/1/Father Father]]": Subverted in this story where [[spoiler:someone takes advantage of Asuka in a party and she gets pregnant. Upon hearing this, her father immediately comes over from Germany with intentions of taking her back with him and [[HonorRelatedAbuse performing an abortion to restore family honor]], entirely without her consent. Her resistance results in the man flipping out and hitting her, causing [[BewareTheNiceOnes Shinji]] (who proposed to her shortly before) to [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge go berserk on his ass and almost kill him]]. Sohryu disowns Asuka and proceeds to take the family property for himself... only for Gendo to inform him that not only [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Asuka and Shinji are under NERV jurisdiction and therefore untouchable]] but she's also the sole inheritor of the entire family fortune, as per her mother's will. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard By disowning her, Sohryu forfeited his beneficiary rights.]] Oops! And that's even ''before'' Gendo threatens Sohryu that with Asuka and Shinji engaged, he considers her family so Sohryu will better back off or [[KnightTemplarParent face the]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge consequences]].]]
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': During [[spoiler:her MindRape, Arael sends Asuka an illusion masquerading as Superman -who in this fic is Asuka's sperm donor- which tells her he has no daughter and she is unworthy of being an hero.]] It breaks her down.
* Endrin practically says he's given up on Trian and Bhelen in DragonAgeTheCrownofThorns, only it's the dwarven noble protagonist that he tells it to, just before [[spoiler:the whole kinslaying happens (or does it?) and he sweeps the second son under the rug while passively watching Bhelen get things going his way.]] It's no wonder [[spoiler:the DN takes matters into his own hands and manipulates ''the entire city-state'', including Endrin, Trian, Bhelen, you name it,]] [[ZeroApprovalGambit the way he does]].
** Later, it is revealed that Endrin played it straight with Bhelen, although the fact he didn't do it publicly allowed the guy to take control of House Aeducan after the king died.
* An interesting variant of this trope happens in the Blog/ReadingRainbowverse when Spitfire disowns Lightning Dust. At first it seems the usual "disappointed mother" route, [[spoiler:but then Spitfire is relieved of duty and forced into therapy; she admits she's actually very sure that Lightning Dust hates her and that she deserves a better mother.]]
* In two ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' 4komas, ([[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/510376?tags=miyanaga_teru here]] and [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/542606?tags=miyanaga_teru here]]) Teru's disowning Saki is parodied, when it's indicated that Teru is denying Saki's existence due to [[ACupAngst being angry over Saki making fun of her small breasts]].
* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'': Papa Smurf in the alternate timeline story where he marries Smurfette, has a child through her, and was run out of the village by his little Smurfs along with his new nuclear family, reacts to the news of Empath and the other Smurfs being trapped in time by calling them his "former little Smurfs", disavowing even his relationship to Empath.
* In the Anime/GirlsUndPanzer fic, ''Fanfic/BoysUndSenshado'', [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9332528/1/Boys-und-Sensha-d%C5%8D found here]], it is revealed that Shiho is still planning on disowning Miho, [[spoiler:despite her having won against Black Forest]] because her way is not the traditional Nishizumi way, and she now has boys on her team. [[spoiler:Shiho carries out this threat in Chapter 7, ''[[KickTheDog while Miho is in the hospital]]'' no less, although she later claims that it's to allow Miho to follow her own path, with the support of her friends]].
* In ''Fanfic/SakiAfterStory'', Teru keeps denying that ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' is her sister, even though Sumire knows otherwise. When Saki tries to go over to talk to Teru after defeating her in the final round of the tournament, Teru [[UnstoppableRage flies into a rage]] and beats up Saki with a metal pipe, a box cutter, and a chair (also attacking Nodoka when she tries to help). It takes the rest of Teru's team to restrain her, and Sumire telling Teru that she spoke with her parents and obtained proof that Saki is her sister before Teru [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes what she's done]].
* Inverted in ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'', when Literature/{{Percy Jackson|and the Olympians}} is raiding the Temple of Zeus. Before killing Zeus, Percy declares that Zeus is not his father (in canon, ''Poseidon'' is), because if he doesn't, he'll be committing the sin of [[SelfMadeOrphan patricide]].
* 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.
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6086528/6/Will-of-Foxfire ''Will of Foxfire:'']] Itachi finds out that this was done to Naruto by his '''entire''' family to the point they pulled a partial {{Unperson}} on him by erasing his personal history before shoving him into foster care with fake induction papers at the age of five before threatening to kill him should he tell anyone who his real family is. The reason for this [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill drastic action]]? [[spoiler: Naruto is a werewolf born into a family of {{Kitsune}}.]] To be fair, the reason he was disowned was due to pressure from outside the family; while undoubtedly some of them wanted him gone, there were plenty of them who liked him. Also, the others wanted Naruto ''killed,'' it's arguable that the only way to keep him alive was to do what they did.
* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', which takes place in the MarvelUniverse, Louise Fulford reveals to her girlfriend, Alex Harris, that her parents threw her out of the house and told her not to come back not because she (Louise) was a lesbian, but rather because she was a mutant.
* Inverted in ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat''. After her religious conversion, Cassandra Cain sternly tells [[spoiler: Lady Shiva]] she has [[Franchise/{{Batman}} two]] [[{{God}} fathers]], but her biological parent David is neither of them.
* In ''FanFic/TheVow'', which is essentially [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen's]] story narrated more deeply, Lord Goa (Shen's father) says this word to word when he's forced to banish Shen.
-->'''Lord Goa''': I have no son... No son of mine would disgrace me as you have done.

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* In [[http://percyjacksonfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Nine_Months Nine Months]], [[spoiler:April's ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' did a series of strips where Mark Slackmeyer's father disowns her after he finds out that she's [[TeenPregnancy pregnant]]]].
* "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3579466/1/Father Father]]": Subverted in
used this story where [[spoiler:someone takes advantage of Asuka in a party and she gets pregnant. Upon hearing this, her father immediately comes over from Germany with intentions of taking her back with him and [[HonorRelatedAbuse performing an abortion to restore family honor]], entirely without her consent. Her resistance results in the man flipping out and hitting her, causing [[BewareTheNiceOnes Shinji]] (who proposed to her shortly before) to [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge go berserk on his ass and almost kill him]]. Sohryu disowns Asuka and proceeds to take the family property for himself... only for Gendo to inform him that not only [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Asuka and Shinji are under NERV jurisdiction and therefore untouchable]] but she's also the sole inheritor of the entire family fortune, as per her mother's will. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard By disowning her, Sohryu forfeited his beneficiary rights.]] Oops! And that's even ''before'' Gendo threatens Sohryu that with Asuka and Shinji engaged, he considers her family so Sohryu will better back off or [[KnightTemplarParent face the]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge consequences]].]]
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': During [[spoiler:her MindRape, Arael sends Asuka an illusion masquerading as Superman -who in this fic is Asuka's sperm donor- which tells her he has no daughter and she is unworthy of being an hero.]] It breaks her down.
* Endrin practically says he's given up on Trian and Bhelen in DragonAgeTheCrownofThorns, only it's the dwarven noble protagonist that he tells it to, just before [[spoiler:the whole kinslaying happens (or does it?) and he sweeps the second son under the rug while passively watching Bhelen get things going his way.]] It's no wonder [[spoiler:the DN takes matters into his own hands and manipulates ''the entire city-state'', including Endrin, Trian, Bhelen, you name it,]] [[ZeroApprovalGambit the way he does]].
** Later, it is revealed that Endrin played it straight with Bhelen, although the fact he didn't do it publicly allowed the guy to take control of House Aeducan after the king died.
* An interesting variant of this trope happens in the Blog/ReadingRainbowverse
phrase when Spitfire disowns Lightning Dust. At first it seems the usual "disappointed mother" route, [[spoiler:but then Spitfire is relieved of duty and forced into therapy; she admits she's actually very sure that Lightning Dust hates her and that she deserves a better mother.]]
* In two ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' 4komas, ([[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/510376?tags=miyanaga_teru here]] and [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/542606?tags=miyanaga_teru here]]) Teru's disowning Saki is parodied, when it's indicated that Teru is denying Saki's existence due to [[ACupAngst being angry over Saki making fun of her small breasts]].
* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'': Papa Smurf in the alternate timeline story where
he marries Smurfette, has a child through her, and was run out of the village by his little Smurfs along with his new nuclear family, reacts came to the news of Empath and the other Smurfs being trapped conclusion that what he really had was, "...a parasitic offspring who year after year just barely manages to pass his classes in time by calling them his "former little Smurfs", disavowing even his relationship for me to Empath.
* In the Anime/GirlsUndPanzer fic, ''Fanfic/BoysUndSenshado'', [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9332528/1/Boys-und-Sensha-d%C5%8D found here]], it is revealed that Shiho is still planning on disowning Miho, [[spoiler:despite her having won against Black Forest]] because her way is not the traditional Nishizumi way, and she now has boys on her team. [[spoiler:Shiho carries
shell out this threat in Chapter 7, ''[[KickTheDog while Miho is in the hospital]]'' no less, although she later claims that it's to allow Miho to follow her own path, with the support of her friends]].
* In ''Fanfic/SakiAfterStory'', Teru keeps denying that ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' is her sister, even though Sumire knows otherwise. When Saki tries to go over to talk to Teru after defeating her in the final round of the tournament, Teru [[UnstoppableRage flies into a rage]] and beats up Saki with a metal pipe, a box cutter, and a chair (also attacking Nodoka when she tries to help). It takes the rest of Teru's team to restrain her, and Sumire telling Teru that she spoke with her parents and obtained proof that Saki is her sister before Teru [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes what she's done]].
* Inverted in ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'', when Literature/{{Percy Jackson|and the Olympians}} is raiding the Temple of Zeus. Before killing Zeus, Percy declares that Zeus is not his father (in canon, ''Poseidon'' is), because if he doesn't, he'll be committing the sin of [[SelfMadeOrphan patricide]].
* 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.
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6086528/6/Will-of-Foxfire ''Will of Foxfire:'']] Itachi finds out that this was done to Naruto by his '''entire''' family to the point they pulled a partial {{Unperson}} on him by erasing his personal history before shoving him into foster care with fake induction papers at the age of five before threatening to kill him should he tell anyone who his real family is. The reason for this [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill drastic action]]? [[spoiler: Naruto is a werewolf born into a family of {{Kitsune}}.]] To be fair, the reason he was disowned was due to pressure from outside the family; while undoubtedly some of them wanted him gone, there were plenty of them who liked him. Also, the others wanted Naruto ''killed,'' it's arguable that the only way to keep him alive was to do what they did.
* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', which takes place in the MarvelUniverse, Louise Fulford reveals to her girlfriend, Alex Harris, that her parents threw her out of the house and told her not to come back not because she (Louise) was a lesbian, but rather because she was a mutant.
* Inverted in ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat''. After her religious conversion, Cassandra Cain sternly tells [[spoiler: Lady Shiva]] she has [[Franchise/{{Batman}} two]] [[{{God}} fathers]], but her biological parent David is neither of them.
* In ''FanFic/TheVow'', which is essentially [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen's]] story narrated more deeply, Lord Goa (Shen's father) says this word to word when he's forced to banish Shen.
-->'''Lord Goa''': I have no son... No son of mine would disgrace me as you have done.
another four thousand bucks".



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', after Manolo refuses to kill the bull, Carlos disappointingly tells him he is "not a real Sanchez."
* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', Hiccup is told this by his father Stoick. Fairly predictable though, given Stoick's personality and Hiccup's actions. Unlike many other examples of this trope, ''Stoick'' is hurt by his words as badly as Hiccup is--he physically staggers when he leaves the room and realizes what he's said.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': When Tai Lung, who was all but a son to Master Shifu, confronts Shifu at the temple with "I'm home, Master." With barely restrained grief, Shifu retorts to his "son" with "This is no longer your home. And I am no longer your master."
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'': Lord Shen was also essentially disowned by his parents when they banished him from his ancestral home. It's rather hard to blame the parents in this case as this was in response to Shen ''committing genocide''. Despite this, it's later revealed that Shen's parents truly did care about him as the pain of having to do this to their son [[DeathByDespair literally killed them.]]

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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', after Manolo refuses to kill This is played with quite often in the bull, Carlos disappointingly tells him Wrestling/{{WWE}} dynamic between Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/PaulBearer. As it turned out, Wrestling/PaulBearer was Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s biological father, but at various times, he is "not a real Sanchez."
* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', Hiccup is
favored either one. At Wrestling/WrestleMania XX, he told this by his father Stoick. Fairly predictable though, given Stoick's personality and Hiccup's actions. Unlike many other examples of this trope, ''Stoick'' is hurt by his words as badly as Hiccup is--he physically staggers when he leaves the room and realizes what he's said.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': When Tai Lung, who was all but a
Wrestling/{{Kane}} before introducing an again-reanimated Undertaker, "You're no son to Master Shifu, confronts Shifu at the temple with "I'm home, Master." With barely restrained grief, Shifu retorts to his "son" with "This is no longer your home. And I am no longer your master."
of mine!"
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'': Lord Shen was also essentially disowned by his parents when they banished him from his ancestral home. It's rather hard to blame the parents in this case as this was in response to Shen ''committing genocide''. Despite this, it's later revealed that Shen's parents truly [[Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} Saraya Knight]] infamously did care about him as the pain of having to do this to their son [[DeathByDespair literally killed them.]][[Wrestling/{{Paige}} her daughter, Britani Knight]], after [[KickTheDog the latter]] [[DisproportionateRetribution lost a match,]] and then [[AbusiveParents slapped her]]. [[TheDogBitesBack Britani snapped and attacked Saraya]], and in the middle of the fight, invoked the trope right back at her by declaring that [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome 'If you want to beat up a daughter, then you are no mother of mine either!']]



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Famously done in the 1980 version of ''Film/TheJazzSinger,'' with that very line delivered by LaurenceOlivier in full-on LargeHam mode.
** Slightly more underplayed in the 1927 version, with the TropeNamer title card "My son was to stand at my side and sing tonight - but now I have no son."
* In ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Wilbur Wonka's father, a dentist, did not want his son to be a chocolatier, so Willy tells him that he will run away from home. Wilbur angrily responds, "I won't be here when you get back." Taken UpToEleven when Willy returns to find ''the entire house'' missing from the street. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that he had saved every newspaper article about his son.]]
* Justified in ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'': As it turns out, the father in this case has a very valid reason to make such a claim.
-->"[[ChangelingFantasy You're a bastard in a basket!]]"
* In ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII'', Shozen refuses to help Daniel rescue a girl from a hurricane, and when his uncle Sato helps Daniel instead, Sato declares Shozen dead to him...thus setting up the final climactic battle between Shozen, Daniel, and uncle issues[[note]]When Sato tries to talk him out of it, he throws his words back in his face: "I cannot hear you, Uncle. I am dead to you, remember?"[[/note]].
* In ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'', Chon Wang's father has disowned him for staying in America and abandoning his family. [[spoiler: The ending may or may not be a subversion due to the puzzle box message.]]
* Happens in any number of UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} films. [[Bollywood/KabhiKushiKabhieGham Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham]] is a good example.
** ''Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham'' adds a twist since [[spoiler: the disowned son is actually adopted and states that if his father had not specifically said "You're not my son", he may have actually tried to mend bridges sooner.]]
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''- In a marvelously hammy yet [[CrowningMomentOfSadness tragic]] scene, Denethor tells this to Faramir.
* ''Film/LordOfWar'' - An unusual example, in that it happens towards the end and isn't reconciled. The main character's brother is killed after being dragged back into an illicit business for [[RetIrony "One last time,"]] and the main character is arrested. He calls his parents from jail to tell them what happened to him and his brother, to which the mother's only response is "Both my sons are dead."
* Derek Film/{{Zoolander}}'s estranged father feels and acts this way when the remaining family members are in the "Mining Shaft" bar in rural "Mine Country" and a somewhat embarassing advertising spot comes on TV that shows Derek as a Mermaid uttering nonsensical phrases about water and being wet.
--> '''Derek's father''': You're dead to me, son. You're even more dead to me than your dead mother. I just thank the Lord she didn't live to see her son as a mermaid!\\
'''Derek''': Mer''man''! Mer''man''!!!
* ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'': Sybok was exiled from Vulcan for his heretical beliefs and lifestyle. He was cut-off from his family officially and so completely that Starfleet had no record of Spock having an older brother until circumstances forced a confrontation between Sybok and the ''Enterprise''. Although Sybok and Spock reconciled, Sybok's outcast status did not.
* The 2012 Hong Kong film ''Cold War''. [[spoiler:Deputy Commissioner Lee discovers his own son Constable Joe Lee -- a talented police constable -- is behind the conspiracy to abduct five Hong Kong police officers (to discredit Lee's rival for promotion, whom his son thinks is a desk man not suited to the job). Joe refuses to believe his father will arrest his only son, only for Lee to draw his pistol on him...then offer it butt first. Joe smirks and takes the pistol, only to be immediately shot by a police sniper. Lee says afterwards that offering Joe the pistol was a test, and that by failing it he is no longer his son.]]
* ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'': It's implied that Vida Boheme got disowned by "her" family, or at least her mother, for becoming a DragQueen. When she drives by her old home, her mother steps outside, though scowls before walking back. This prompts a minor HeroicBSOD in Vida.
* ''Film/XMen'':
** PlayedWith in ''Film/X2XMenUnited''. When Xavier asks William Stryker how he could think of lobotomizing his son, he replies "my son is dead", but before he orders him to launch his attack against all mutants, he says "Make me proud, son."
** Inverted in ''Film/TheWolverine''.
-->'''Yashida''': Mariko. It's me, your grandfather.\\
'''Mariko''': I buried my grandfather.
* A brotherly version happens in the ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' movie, when Scowler callously kicks Patchi out of the herd and leaves him to die. When Juniper tries to get him to help because they're brothers, he coldly tells her "I don't have a brother". But immediately afterwards [[KickTheSonOfABitch Gorgon attacks and mauls Scowler to near death]], causing Scowler to take back disowning Patchi and [[BigBrotherInstinct warn him to stay away from Gorgon and head to safety]].
* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'': After the Neo-Nazi Derek attacks his own sister during a family dinner and drives his mother's Jewish boyfriend away, she realizes how lost her son is to her and disowns him. When she later visits him in prison she tells Derek that Danny worships him and is starting to follow in his path, but she doesn't want to give up both her sons. After Derek gets out of prison and becomes TheAtoner, his relationship with his mother has improved a lot.
* A common trope in UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} movies and Bollywood/{{Baghban}} is no different. Raj disownes his four sons after the misery they put him and Pooja through. A bit of [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with Alok. He is not a biological, but the adopted son of Raj and Pooja. However, in the end, Raj sees him as his only son.
* In the {{Film/Apocalypse}} film series movie ''Tribulation'', Tom Canboro's brother Calvin disavows any knowledge of their sister Elaine, and has his family pictures photoshopped to remove any evidence of her, at the time of the Tribulation when Elaine was CaughtUpInTheRapture and Calvin had taken the MarkOfTheBeast.
* In ''Film/TheStoningOfSorayaM'', right before throwing his stone at Soraya, the father proclaims that he doesn't have a daughter anymore.
* After Dr. Lanyon hears that his daughter Sara has been once again seen together with Dr. Jekyll in ''Jekyll & Hyde'' (1990) tv-movie, he disowns her and has her thrown out of his house, because he believes that she is cheating her husband with Dr. Jekyll, bringing shame to her family.
* Exaggerated in ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls'', after [[spoiler: Nina is [[OffingTheOffspring honor-killed by her family]] and her non-participant sister Leyla asks her father where her sister's body is.]]:
-->'''Leyla''': Where is Nina?
-->'''Father''': You've never had a sister who is called "Nina".
* In ''Film/PeachBlossomWeepsTearsOfBlood'', Mrs. King refuses to let her son Teh-en marry peasant girl Lim. But after Teh-en receives word that Lim is dying, he rejects his mother, saying "Consider that you have never had me as your son."

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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
[[folder: Tabletop Game]]
* Famously done in ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' In the 1980 version of ''Film/TheJazzSinger,'' with that very line delivered by LaurenceOlivier adventure Mission to Shaptash in full-on LargeHam mode.
** Slightly more underplayed in
Challenge 76 a wealthy American has the 1927 version, with the TropeNamer title card "My son was to stand at my side and sing tonight - but now I have no son."
* In ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Wilbur Wonka's father, a dentist, did not want
player characters inform his son to be a chocolatier, so Willy tells him that unless he stops fighting the British as a privateer he will run away from home. Wilbur angrily responds, "I won't be here when you get back." Taken UpToEleven when Willy returns to find ''the entire house'' missing from the street. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that he had saved every newspaper article about his son.]]
* Justified in ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'': As it turns out, the father in this case has a very valid reason to make such a claim.
-->"[[ChangelingFantasy You're a bastard in a basket!]]"
* In ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII'', Shozen refuses to help Daniel rescue a girl from a hurricane, and when his uncle Sato helps Daniel instead, Sato declares Shozen dead to him...thus setting up the final climactic battle between Shozen, Daniel, and uncle issues[[note]]When Sato tries to talk him out of it, he throws his words back in his face: "I cannot hear you, Uncle. I am dead to you, remember?"[[/note]].
* In ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'', Chon Wang's father has
disowned him for staying in America and abandoning his family. [[spoiler: The ending may or may not be a subversion due to the puzzle box message.]]
* Happens in any number of UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} films. [[Bollywood/KabhiKushiKabhieGham Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham]] is a good example.
** ''Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham'' adds a twist since [[spoiler: the disowned son is actually adopted and states that if his father had not specifically said "You're not my son", he may have actually tried to mend bridges sooner.]]
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''- In a marvelously hammy yet [[CrowningMomentOfSadness tragic]] scene, Denethor tells this to Faramir.
* ''Film/LordOfWar'' - An unusual example, in that it happens towards the end and isn't reconciled. The main character's brother is killed after being dragged back into an illicit business for [[RetIrony "One last time,"]] and the main character is arrested. He calls his parents from jail to tell them what happened to him and his brother, to which the mother's only response is "Both my sons are dead."
* Derek Film/{{Zoolander}}'s estranged father feels and acts this way when the remaining family members are in the "Mining Shaft" bar in rural "Mine Country" and a somewhat embarassing advertising spot comes on TV that shows Derek as a Mermaid uttering nonsensical phrases about water and being wet.
--> '''Derek's father''': You're dead to me, son. You're even more dead to me than your dead mother. I just thank the Lord she didn't live to see her son as a mermaid!\\
'''Derek''': Mer''man''! Mer''man''!!!
* ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'': Sybok was exiled from Vulcan for his heretical beliefs and lifestyle. He was cut-off from his family officially and so completely that Starfleet had no record of Spock having an older brother until circumstances forced a confrontation between Sybok and the ''Enterprise''. Although Sybok and Spock reconciled, Sybok's outcast status did not.
* The 2012 Hong Kong film ''Cold War''. [[spoiler:Deputy Commissioner Lee discovers his own son Constable Joe Lee -- a talented police constable -- is behind the conspiracy to abduct five Hong Kong police officers (to discredit Lee's rival for promotion, whom his son thinks is a desk man not suited to the job). Joe refuses to believe his father will arrest his only son, only for Lee to draw his pistol on him...then offer it butt first. Joe smirks and takes the pistol, only to be immediately shot by a police sniper. Lee says afterwards that offering Joe the pistol was a test, and that by failing it he is no longer his son.]]
* ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'': It's implied that Vida Boheme got disowned by "her" family, or at least her mother, for becoming a DragQueen. When she drives by her old home, her mother steps outside, though scowls before walking back. This prompts a minor HeroicBSOD in Vida.
* ''Film/XMen'':
** PlayedWith in ''Film/X2XMenUnited''. When Xavier asks William Stryker how he could think of lobotomizing his son, he replies "my son is dead", but before he orders him to launch his attack against all mutants, he says "Make me proud, son."
** Inverted in ''Film/TheWolverine''.
-->'''Yashida''': Mariko. It's me, your grandfather.\\
'''Mariko''': I buried my grandfather.
* A brotherly version happens in the ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' movie, when Scowler callously kicks Patchi out of the herd and leaves him to die. When Juniper tries to get him to help because they're brothers, he coldly tells her "I don't have a brother". But immediately afterwards [[KickTheSonOfABitch Gorgon attacks and mauls Scowler to near death]], causing Scowler to take back disowning Patchi and [[BigBrotherInstinct warn him to stay away from Gorgon and head to safety]].
* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'': After the Neo-Nazi Derek attacks his own sister during a family dinner and drives his mother's Jewish boyfriend away, she realizes how lost her son is to her and disowns him. When she later visits him in prison she tells Derek that Danny worships him and is starting to follow in his path, but she doesn't want to give up both her sons. After Derek gets out of prison and becomes TheAtoner, his relationship with his mother has improved a lot.
* A common trope in UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} movies and Bollywood/{{Baghban}} is no different. Raj disownes his four sons after the misery they put him and Pooja through. A bit of [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with Alok. He is not a biological, but the adopted son of Raj and Pooja. However, in the end, Raj sees him as his only son.
* In the {{Film/Apocalypse}} film series movie ''Tribulation'', Tom Canboro's brother Calvin disavows any knowledge of their sister Elaine, and has his family pictures photoshopped to remove any evidence of her, at the time of the Tribulation when Elaine was CaughtUpInTheRapture and Calvin had taken the MarkOfTheBeast.
* In ''Film/TheStoningOfSorayaM'', right before throwing his stone at Soraya, the father proclaims that he doesn't have a daughter anymore.
* After Dr. Lanyon hears that his daughter Sara has been once again seen together with Dr. Jekyll in ''Jekyll & Hyde'' (1990) tv-movie, he disowns her and has her thrown out of his house, because he believes that she is cheating her husband with Dr. Jekyll, bringing shame to her family.
* Exaggerated in ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls'', after [[spoiler: Nina is [[OffingTheOffspring honor-killed by her family]] and her non-participant sister Leyla asks her father where her sister's body is.]]:
-->'''Leyla''': Where is Nina?
-->'''Father''': You've never had a sister who is called "Nina".
* In ''Film/PeachBlossomWeepsTearsOfBlood'', Mrs. King refuses to let her son Teh-en marry peasant girl Lim. But after Teh-en receives word that Lim is dying, he rejects his mother, saying "Consider that you have never had me as your son."
disinherited.



[[folder:Music]]
* The ''Music/{{Genesis}}'' song "No Son of Mine".
** Also, band member Mike Rutherford's solo hit "The Living Years".
* 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!"
* Inverted in the Music/PearlJam song "Daughter", where the aloof speaker tells her mother, "Don't call me daughter." Theories abound.
* In [[Music/{{WASP}} W.A.S.P.'s]] 1992 concept album ''The Crimson Idol'', the protagonist Jonathan calls his estranged parents one last time after realizing how unfulfilling his life as a rock star is. The conversation ends with "we have no son." Jonathan then [[spoiler:kills himself on stage during the concert later that night]].
* The Courtyard Hounds' song "Ain't No Son," which deals with a father disowning his son, directly references this trope.
-->He said "You ain't no son to me
-->You ain't no son to me
-->Eight pound baby boy I bounced on my knee
-->No, you ain't no son of mine

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[[folder:Music]]
[[folder:Television]]
* The ''Music/{{Genesis}}'' song "No Son of Mine".
** Also, band member Mike Rutherford's solo hit "The Living Years".
* 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!"
* Inverted
Hilariously parodied in ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' in the Music/PearlJam song "Daughter", where the aloof speaker tells her mother, "Don't call me daughter." Theories abound.
* In [[Music/{{WASP}} W.A.S.P.'s]] 1992 concept album ''The Crimson Idol'', the protagonist Jonathan calls his estranged parents one last time after realizing how unfulfilling his life as
episode "World's Greatest Dick" when Dick screamed this about Tommy for flubbing a rock star is. The conversation ends with "we have no son." Jonathan then [[spoiler:kills himself on stage during the concert later that night]].
* The Courtyard Hounds' song "Ain't No Son," which deals with a father disowning his
quiz question. Tommy is not, in fact, Dick's son, directly references this trope.
-->He said "You ain't no son to me
-->You ain't no son to me
-->Eight pound baby boy I bounced on my knee
-->No, you ain't no son of mine
but the Earthlings don't know that.



[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' did a series of strips where Mark Slackmeyer's father used this phrase when he came to the conclusion that what he really had was, "...a parasitic offspring who year after year just barely manages to pass his classes in time for me to shell out another four thousand bucks".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* This is played with quite often in the Wrestling/{{WWE}} dynamic between Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/PaulBearer. As it turned out, Wrestling/PaulBearer was Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s biological father, but at various times, he favored either one. At Wrestling/WrestleMania XX, he told Wrestling/{{Kane}} before introducing an again-reanimated Undertaker, "You're no son of mine!"
* [[Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} Saraya Knight]] infamously did this to [[Wrestling/{{Paige}} her daughter, Britani Knight]], after [[KickTheDog the latter]] [[DisproportionateRetribution lost a match,]] and then [[AbusiveParents slapped her]]. [[TheDogBitesBack Britani snapped and attacked Saraya]], and in the middle of the fight, invoked the trope right back at her by declaring that [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome 'If you want to beat up a daughter, then you are no mother of mine either!']]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tabletop Game]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' In the adventure Mission to Shaptash in Challenge 76 a wealthy American has the player characters inform his son that unless he stops fighting the British as a privateer he will be disowned and disinherited.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Television]]
* Hilariously parodied in ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' in the episode "World's Greatest Dick" when Dick screamed this about Tommy for flubbing a quiz question. Tommy is not, in fact, Dick's son, but the Earthlings don't know that.
[[/folder]]


to:

[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' did a series of strips where Mark Slackmeyer's father used this phrase when he came to the conclusion that what he really had was, "...a parasitic offspring who year after year just barely manages to pass his classes in time for me to shell out another four thousand bucks".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* This is played with quite often in the Wrestling/{{WWE}} dynamic between Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/PaulBearer. As it turned out, Wrestling/PaulBearer was Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s biological father, but at various times, he favored either one. At Wrestling/WrestleMania XX, he told Wrestling/{{Kane}} before introducing an again-reanimated Undertaker, "You're no son of mine!"
* [[Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} Saraya Knight]] infamously did this to [[Wrestling/{{Paige}} her daughter, Britani Knight]], after [[KickTheDog the latter]] [[DisproportionateRetribution lost a match,]] and then [[AbusiveParents slapped her]]. [[TheDogBitesBack Britani snapped and attacked Saraya]], and in the middle of the fight, invoked the trope right back at her by declaring that [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome 'If you want to beat up a daughter, then you are no mother of mine either!']]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tabletop Game]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' In the adventure Mission to Shaptash in Challenge 76 a wealthy American has the player characters inform his son that unless he stops fighting the British as a privateer he will be disowned and disinherited.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Television]]
* Hilariously parodied in ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' in the episode "World's Greatest Dick" when Dick screamed this about Tommy for flubbing a quiz question. Tommy is not, in fact, Dick's son, but the Earthlings don't know that.
[[/folder]]

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* Hilariously parodied in ThirdRockFromTheSun in the episode "World's Greatest Dick" when Dick screamed this about Tommy for flubbing a quiz question. Tommy is not, in fact, Dick's son, but the Earthlings don't know that.

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* Hilariously parodied in ThirdRockFromTheSun ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' in the episode "World's Greatest Dick" when Dick screamed this about Tommy for flubbing a quiz question. Tommy is not, in fact, Dick's son, but the Earthlings don't know that.
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