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24th Nov '16 12:05:35 PM nombretomado
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* Dr. Evil and his son Scott in the ''AustinPowers'' films. Dr. Evil is rather disappointed that his son doesn't want to follow in his footsteps, though Scott was heading in that direction in the second movie and becomes a near copy of his father in the third.[[spoiler: The irony is that by that point [[strike:Dr. Evil]] "Dougie" had [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]]]].

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* Dr. Evil and his son Scott in the ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' films. Dr. Evil is rather disappointed that his son doesn't want to follow in his footsteps, though Scott was heading in that direction in the second movie and becomes a near copy of his father in the third.[[spoiler: The irony is that by that point [[strike:Dr. Evil]] "Dougie" had [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]]]].
30th Oct '16 3:22:09 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, the story told of the founding of the country of Valdemar says that its first king, although confident in his son's ability to succeed the throne and rule well, feared that sooner or later one of his descendents would fall into this trope. That fear led him to pray to every god he knew of for a solution, a prayer answered by the arrival of the first three [[BondCreatures Companions]] and the quick adoption of a law requiring that the country's monarch must also be Chosen by a Companion in order to be eligible for the throne.

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* In the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, the story told of the founding of the country of Valdemar says that its first king, although confident in his son's ability to succeed the throne and rule well, feared that sooner or later one of his descendents would fall into this trope. That fear led him to pray to every god he knew of for a solution, a prayer answered by the arrival of the first three [[BondCreatures Companions]] and the quick adoption of a law requiring that the country's monarch must also be Chosen by a Companion in order to be eligible for the throne.
29th Oct '16 1:29:08 AM Vir
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} ThunderCats (2011)]]'', almost everyone in [[TheKingdom Thundera]] ''thinks'' young prince Lion-O isn't as worthy an heir to the throne as his adopted brother Tygra, since Tygra is AlwaysSomeoneBetter and Lion-O is viewed as eccentric for believing in the stories of "[[LostTechnology technology]]," and defending the [[FantasticRacism supposed rights]] of other, lower [[PettingZooPeople Animals]]. His refusal to conform to Thundera's [[CulturalPosturing cultural paradigm]] of MightMakesRight and [[SuperiorSpecies species dominance]] doesn't help his case either. It's only when Thundera is invaded that Lion-O is vindicated, and proves his worth.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} ThunderCats (2011)]]'', ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', almost everyone in [[TheKingdom Thundera]] ''thinks'' young prince Lion-O isn't as worthy an heir to the throne as his adopted brother Tygra, since Tygra is AlwaysSomeoneBetter and Lion-O is viewed as eccentric for believing in the stories of "[[LostTechnology technology]]," and defending the [[FantasticRacism supposed rights]] of other, lower [[PettingZooPeople Animals]]. His refusal to conform to Thundera's [[CulturalPosturing cultural paradigm]] of MightMakesRight and [[SuperiorSpecies species dominance]] doesn't help his case either. It's only when Thundera is invaded that Lion-O is vindicated, and proves his worth.
29th Oct '16 1:28:45 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, ''Burns, Baby Burns'', Mr. Burns' son, Larry, is considered to inherit Mr. Burns' fortune, but has a tough time fitting in.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, ''Burns, episode "Burns, Baby Burns'', Burns", Mr. Burns' son, Larry, is considered to inherit Mr. Burns' fortune, but has a tough time fitting in.
29th Oct '16 1:28:07 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', the original Mandarim set up those tests and hid the rings because he felt all his children to be the trope.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', the original Mandarim Mandarin set up those tests and hid the rings because he felt all his children to be the trope.
29th Oct '16 1:27:31 AM Vir
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* Troy Hammerschmitt from WesternAnimation/TitanMAXIMUM might be TheAce, but his father still plans to leave control of the corporation to his nerdy sister, since she has a better head for business. Troy merely taunts how his sister will get to do the boring work while he gets to be a test pilot. [[spoiler: It's a ruse though: Troy is so mad at his father for passing him over that he pulls a CavalryBetrayal, handing his state-of-the-art HumongousMecha over to the BigBad.]]

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* Troy Hammerschmitt from WesternAnimation/TitanMAXIMUM ''WesternAnimation/TitanMAXIMUM'' might be TheAce, but his father still plans to leave control of the corporation to his nerdy sister, since she has a better head for business. Troy merely taunts how his sister will get to do the boring work while he gets to be a test pilot. [[spoiler: It's a ruse though: Troy is so mad at his father for passing him over that he pulls a CavalryBetrayal, handing his state-of-the-art HumongousMecha over to the BigBad.]]
30th Sep '16 2:16:03 PM res20stupid
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** This is how [[spoiler: [[BigBad Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in]]]] is defeated in ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice Spirit Of Justice]]''. [[spoiler: It's a legal requirement that the Queen of Khura'in be a Medium capable of channelling the spirits of the dead, which Ga'ran is [[PhonyPsychic not]]. Not only does this remove her as queen, ending a CivilWar but it also ends decades of MiscarriageOfJustice as any laws she introduced, including the Defence Culpability Act, are declared null and void]].

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** This is how [[spoiler: [[BigBad Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in]]]] is defeated in ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice Spirit Of Justice]]''. [[spoiler: It's a legal requirement that the Queen of Khura'in be a Medium capable of channelling the spirits spirit of the dead, Holy Mother, the founder of the Khura'in country and religion, which Ga'ran is can [[PhonyPsychic not]]. Not only does this remove her as queen, ending a CivilWar but it also ends decades of MiscarriageOfJustice as any laws she introduced, including the Defence Culpability Act, are declared null and void]].
30th Sep '16 2:14:59 PM res20stupid
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** This is how [[spoiler: [[BigBad Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in]]]] is defeated in ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice Spirit Of Justice]]''. [[spoiler: It's a legal requirement that the Queen of Khura'in be a Medium capable of channelling the spirits of the dead, which Ga'ran is [[PhonyPsychic not]]. Not only does this remove her as queen, ending a CivilWar but it also ends decades of MiscarriageOfJustice as any laws she introduced, including the Defence Culpability Act, are declared null and void]].
11th Sep '16 7:56:40 AM rafi
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** The decision to have the triplets be Scrooge's heir was made most prominently in the 1953 Creator/CarlBarks story "Some Heir over the Rainbow". Taking advantage of the legend of a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, Scrooge made a SecretTestOfCharacter. In order to test his potential heirs' skills, he wanted to give one thousand dollars to each one of them without them knowing the money came from him. Using three rainbows and three pots, he managed to give one thousand dollars to Huey, Dewey and Louie; another thousand to Gladstone and the last one to Donald. Donald spent the money on a down payment for a new car; Gladstone saw no immediate need for the money so he decided to hide it somewhere; and Huey, Dewey and Louie used their money to help a man search for a treasure. Before Donald's nephews had a return from their investment, Scrooge would, despite considering an "awful injustice" to allow Gladstone to inherit his fortune, choose the LuckyBastard over Donald for being the least likely to squander it.

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** The decision to have the triplets be Scrooge's heir was made most prominently in the 1953 Creator/CarlBarks story "Some Heir over the Rainbow". Taking advantage of the legend of a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, Scrooge made a SecretTestOfCharacter. In order to test his potential heirs' skills, he wanted to give one thousand dollars to each one of them without them knowing the money came from him. Using three rainbows and three pots, he managed to give one thousand dollars to Huey, Dewey and Louie; another thousand to Gladstone and the last one to Donald. Donald spent the money on a down payment for a new car; Gladstone saw no immediate need for the money so he decided to hide it somewhere; and Huey, Dewey and Louie used their money to help a man search for a treasure. Before Donald's nephews had a return from their investment, Scrooge would, despite considering an "awful injustice" to allow Gladstone to inherit his fortune, choose the LuckyBastard lucky bastard over Donald for being the least likely to squander it.
4th Sep '16 2:24:20 PM SwirlySquirrely
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* Elhokar from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' is considered this by many. His father, King Gavilar, united the feuding Alethi High Princes under his rule and was considered a GoodKing by his subjects. Elhokar, on the other hand, is a borderline ManChild that is constantly looking over his shoulder for assassins, real or otherwise. He gets incredibly [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] when he sees others (like his [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure uncle]]) do a better job than him.
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