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15th May '18 7:05:29 PM Landis
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'''Dan:'' Come on Rosie, you know girls always go for guys that remind them of their fathers.\\

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'''Dan:'' '''Dan:''' Come on Rosie, you know girls always go for guys that remind them of their fathers.\\
14th May '18 6:08:28 AM jormis29
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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Marty [=McFly=] marries Jennifer Parker who is quiet, soft-spoken, and easygoing just like his father George [=McFly=]. WordOfGod used this trope to explain why Marty's mother Lorraine and his ''paternal'' great-great-grandmother Maggie [=McFly=] are both played by Lea Thompson, saying that all [=McFly=] men are genetically predisposed to be attracted to women who look like Lea Thompson.

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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Marty [=McFly=] marries Jennifer Parker who is quiet, soft-spoken, and easygoing just like his father George [=McFly=]. WordOfGod used this trope to explain why Marty's mother Lorraine and his ''paternal'' great-great-grandmother Maggie [=McFly=] are both played by Lea Thompson, Creator/LeaThompson, saying that all [=McFly=] men are genetically predisposed to be attracted to women who look like Lea Thompson.
2nd May '18 10:06:45 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* All of Lelouch's potential [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ([[AllLovingHeroine Shirley]], [[MysteriousWaif C.C.]], [[ActionGirl Kallen]], and [[HoYay Suzaku]]) share a trait or more with his dead mother Marianne. Kallen stands out the most as she's practically a younger version of Marianne.
22nd Apr '18 3:40:46 PM SuperLurkerGuy
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* In a third season episode of ''Series/TheSopranos'', Dr. Melfi helps Tony realize that his tumultuous relationship with his mother leads him to attempt relationships with women almost exactly like her personality-wise. His girlfriend of the season, Gloria, is arguably the worst in this regard (even using the same "Poor you" catchphrase as his mother), and the consequences are disastrous.
16th Mar '18 7:12:35 PM NhazUl
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Some people find this {{squick}}y, but it's just as common in Real Life as in Fiction. See also FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother, DatingWhatDaddyHates.

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Some people find this {{squick}}y, but it's just as common in Real Life as in Fiction. See also FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother, DatingWhatDaddyHates.DatingWhatDaddyHates, ParentingTheHusband.
4th Mar '18 3:50:56 PM mouschilight
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-->'''Joel:''' How do I look?
-->'''Wednesday:''' Disturbing.

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-->'''Joel:''' How do I look?
-->'''Wednesday:'''
look?\\
'''Wednesday:'''
Disturbing.



* This is very much TruthInTelevision, as psychologists have discovered. The idea is that when you are a child you grow up in a safe, loving environment that sets a template for the future. You look for people similar to your parents because they remind you of the safety you had as a child. [[FridgeBrilliance Perfectly logical]], and only minimally {{squick}}y. Your very existence is proof that your parents are a successful template to follow!\\\
Mixed with FridgeHorror when you realize that this could apply to people who were raised by AbusiveParents. Contrary to common depictions of AbusiveParents who are not nice, many abusive parents have a nice side. Their children will love them for their nice qualities, but most likely won't be able to filter the abusive aspects out of their template of a perfect mate. While less than one-fifth of people abused as children abuse their kids, ending up with someone who would abuse your kids as a romantic partner is depressingly common for people abused as children. So these people are made vulnerable to DomesticAbuse later on in life.

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* This is very much TruthInTelevision, as psychologists have discovered. The idea is that when you are a child you grow up in a safe, loving environment that sets a template for the future. You look for people similar to your parents because they remind you of the safety you had as a child. [[FridgeBrilliance Perfectly logical]], and only minimally {{squick}}y. Your very existence is proof that your parents are a successful template to follow!\\\
follow!
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Mixed with FridgeHorror when you realize that this could apply to people who were raised by AbusiveParents. Contrary to common depictions of AbusiveParents who are not nice, many abusive parents have a nice side. Their children will love them for their nice qualities, but most likely won't be able to filter the abusive aspects out of their template of a perfect mate. While less than one-fifth of people abused as children abuse their kids, ending up with someone who would abuse your kids as a romantic partner is depressingly common for people abused as children. So these people are made vulnerable to DomesticAbuse later on in life.
4th Mar '18 3:32:43 PM mouschilight
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[[spoiler:Hinata]] and Kushina both went through a lot of the same life events and share certain hobbies: Both have unique hair colors that match their respective personalities. Both were kidnapped by Kumo ninja when they were younger because of the powers they possessed. Both fell in love with their husbands because [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan their husbands are good men]]. Both fell in love with their husbands because [[LoveRedeems their husbands changed them for the better]]. Both attracted the attentions of [[AmazonChaser their husbands]] because of [[ActionGirl their strength]]. Both are {{not afraid to die}} to protect Naruto because of their love for him. Both were bullied as children because of a physical feature of theirs--[[spoiler:Hinata's Byakugan eyes]]; Kushina's round face and red hair. [[TextileWorkIsFeminine Both enjoy knitting scarves]]. Both fell in love with their husbands in the same way: RescueRomance. The RedStringOfFate was utilized in both rescue scenarios. Both are considered very beautiful by their husbands partly because of [[RapunzelHair their long flowing hair]]. Both are considered {{Supreme Chef}}s by their husbands. Both passed down their round face and eye shape to their sons. Both are considered really scary by their sons when they get mad.

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[[spoiler:Hinata]] and Kushina both went through a lot of the same life events and share certain hobbies: Both have unique hair colors that match their respective personalities. Both were kidnapped by Kumo ninja when they were younger because of the powers they possessed. Both fell in love with their husbands because [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan their husbands are good men]]. Both fell in love with their husbands because [[LoveRedeems their husbands changed them for the better]]. Both attracted the attentions of [[AmazonChaser their husbands]] because of [[ActionGirl their strength]]. Both are {{not afraid to die}} to protect Naruto because of their love for him. Both were bullied as children because of a physical feature of theirs--[[spoiler:Hinata's Byakugan eyes]]; Kushina's round face and red hair. [[TextileWorkIsFeminine Both enjoy knitting scarves]]. Both fell in love with their husbands in the same way: RescueRomance. The RedStringOfFate was utilized in both rescue scenarios. Both are considered very beautiful by their husbands partly because of [[RapunzelHair their long flowing hair]]. Both are considered {{Supreme Chef}}s by their husbands. Both passed down their round face and eye shape to their sons. Both Finally, both are considered really scary by their sons when they get mad.
4th Mar '18 3:30:29 PM mouschilight
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** PlayedWith for Naruto. His father Minato is briefly shown thinking that Sakura reminds him of Naruto's mother Kushina, who earlier remarked that Naruto should marry a girl like herself. Kushina actually didn't make it clear on what exactly she meant, but presumably she meant a FieryRedhead with a HotBlooded personality, and the pink-haired HotBlooded {{Tsundere}} Sakura matches that. However, in the epilogue and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', Naruto marries [[spoiler:Hinata, a quiet nice girl with dark blue hair]]. [[WordOfGod Masashi Kishimoto has repeatedly stated]] that he deliberately {{Invoked|Trope}} these comparisons as a RedHerring to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]].\\\
In spite of all that, though, Kushina ''does'' bear similarities to Naruto's future wife [[spoiler:Hinata]], because they both went through a lot of the same life events and share certain hobbies: Both have unique hair colors that match their respective personalities. Both were bullied as children because of a physical feature of theirs. Both were kidnapped by Kumo ninja when they were younger because of the powers they possessed. Both were NotAfraidToDie to protect Naruto because of their love for him. [[TextileWorkIsFeminine Both enjoy knitting scarves]]. Both fell in love with their husbands in the same way: RescueRomance. The RedStringOfFate was utilized in both rescue scenarios. Both also fell in love with their husbands partly because [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan they are good men]]. Both attracted the attentions of [[AmazonChaser their husbands]] because they are {{Action Girl}}s. Both are considered {{Supreme Chef}}s by their husbands. Finally, both are considered very beautiful by their husbands partly because of their [[RapunzelHair long flowing hair]].\\\
This trope is also {{Gender Inverted|Trope}}, because Naruto matches Kushina [[HotBlooded in personality]] while his future wife [[spoiler:Hinata]] matches ''Minato'' in personality: Both are [[NiceGuy quiet nice ninja]] who [[SingleTargetSexuality have always loved]] their boisterous counterpart [[ChildhoodFriendRomance since they were children]]. Given that all of the {{Official Couple}}s in the Narutoverse, including Kushina and Minato, epitomize OppositesAttract in terms of personality, [[FridgeBrilliance this actually explains]] why [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] work as a couple.

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** PlayedWith for Naruto. His father Minato is briefly shown thinking that Sakura reminds him of Naruto's mother Kushina, who earlier remarked that Naruto should marry a girl like herself. Kushina actually didn't make it clear on what exactly she meant, but presumably she meant a FieryRedhead with a HotBlooded personality, and the pink-haired HotBlooded {{Tsundere}} Sakura matches that. However, in the epilogue and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', Naruto marries [[spoiler:Hinata, a quiet nice girl with dark blue hair]]. [[WordOfGod Masashi Kishimoto has repeatedly stated]] that he deliberately {{Invoked|Trope}} these comparisons as a RedHerring to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]].\\\
In spite of all that, though, Kushina ''does'' bear similarities to
Naruto's future wife [[spoiler:Hinata]], because [[spoiler:Hinata]] manages to bear similarities to ''both'' of his parents, Minato and Kushina:\\
[[spoiler:Hinata]] matches Minato in personality: Both are [[NiceGuy quiet nice ninja]] who were the very first people to acknowledge their boisterous counterpart, and who have [[SingleTargetSexuality always loved and admired]] their boisterous counterpart [[ChildhoodFriendRomance since
they were children]].\\
[[spoiler:Hinata]] and Kushina
both went through a lot of the same life events and share certain hobbies: Both have unique hair colors that match their respective personalities. Both were bullied as children because of a physical feature of theirs.personalities. Both were kidnapped by Kumo ninja when they were younger because of the powers they possessed. Both were NotAfraidToDie fell in love with their husbands because [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan their husbands are good men]]. Both fell in love with their husbands because [[LoveRedeems their husbands changed them for the better]]. Both attracted the attentions of [[AmazonChaser their husbands]] because of [[ActionGirl their strength]]. Both are {{not afraid to die}} to protect Naruto because of their love for him.him. Both were bullied as children because of a physical feature of theirs--[[spoiler:Hinata's Byakugan eyes]]; Kushina's round face and red hair. [[TextileWorkIsFeminine Both enjoy knitting scarves]]. Both fell in love with their husbands in the same way: RescueRomance. The RedStringOfFate was utilized in both rescue scenarios. Both also fell in love with are considered very beautiful by their husbands partly because [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan they are good men]]. Both attracted the attentions of [[AmazonChaser [[RapunzelHair their husbands]] because they are {{Action Girl}}s.long flowing hair]]. Both are considered {{Supreme Chef}}s by their husbands. Finally, both Both passed down their round face and eye shape to their sons. Both are considered very beautiful really scary by their husbands partly because of their [[RapunzelHair long flowing hair]].\\\
This trope is also {{Gender Inverted|Trope}}, because Naruto matches Kushina [[HotBlooded in personality]] while his future wife [[spoiler:Hinata]] matches ''Minato'' in personality: Both are [[NiceGuy quiet nice ninja]] who [[SingleTargetSexuality have always loved]] their boisterous counterpart [[ChildhoodFriendRomance since
sons when they were children]]. Given that all of the {{Official Couple}}s in the Narutoverse, including Kushina and Minato, epitomize OppositesAttract in terms of personality, [[FridgeBrilliance this actually explains]] why [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] work as a couple.get mad.
1st Mar '18 1:29:30 PM ectostar
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* Music/TheLonelyIsland: Played for laughs in ''Motherlovers'': Since they both forgot to get a gift for their mothers on Mother's Day, they come up with the brilliant plan to both have sex with their best friends mother. Since they are like brothers to each other. [[IncestIsRelative And they obviously couldn't do it themselves]].

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* Music/TheLonelyIsland: Played for laughs in ''Motherlovers'': "Motherlovers". Since they both forgot to get a gift for their mothers on Mother's Day, they come up with the brilliant plan to both have sex with their best friends mother. Since they are like brothers to each other. [[IncestIsRelative [[ParentalIncest And they obviously couldn't do it themselves]].



* Music/ThePolice song ''Mother'' from 1983's ''Synchronicity''.
* ''I Want A Girl'' by Will Dillon and Harry Tilzer from 1911, mentioned in Western Animation below for ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.
** "I want a girl, just like the girl, that married dear old Dad"

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* Music/ThePolice song ''Mother'' "Mother" from 1983's the 1983 album ''Synchronicity''.
* ''I "I Want A Girl'' Girl" by Will Dillon and Harry Tilzer from 1911, mentioned in Western Animation below for ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.
** "I --> ''I want a girl, just like the girl, that married dear old Dad"Dad''
29th Dec '17 5:09:46 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/KotouraSan'', Haruka's grandfather takes care of her granddaughter after the latter suffered ParentalAbandonment, so he took the place of "parent." He is strikingly similar to Manabe, Haruka's boyfriend, for being honest guys--perversion included.

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* In ''Manga/KotouraSan'', Haruka's grandfather takes has taken care of her his granddaughter after the latter suffered ParentalAbandonment, so he took the place of "parent." He is strikingly similar to Manabe, Haruka's boyfriend, for being honest guys--perversion included.
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