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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Misato [[InVinoVeritas drunkenly lets out]] that she broke up with Kaji when she noticed how he reminded her of her father, while he’s carrying her home; the reconcile and hook up again, and she becomes his confidant.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Misato [[InVinoVeritas drunkenly lets out]] that she broke up with Kaji when she noticed how he reminded her of her father, while he’s carrying her home; the they reconcile and hook up again, and she becomes his confidant.
26th Apr '16 8:19:08 PM Daisy06
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[TheAce Cordelia]]'s daughter [[{{Tsundere}} Severa]] strongly desires to be as different from her as possible. In the third route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Severa's {{Expy}} Luna [[spoiler:(actually Severa under a fake name)]] can not only potentially marry [[ThePerfectionist Subaki]], who is essentially Cordelia's SpearCounterpart, but their daughter Matoi is an even bigger {{Expy}} of Cordelia than her father.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[TheAce Cordelia]]'s daughter [[{{Tsundere}} Severa]] strongly desires to be as different from her as possible. In the third route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Severa's {{Expy}} Luna Selena [[spoiler:(actually Severa under a fake name)]] can not only potentially marry [[ThePerfectionist Subaki]], who is essentially Cordelia's SpearCounterpart, but their daughter Matoi Caeldori is an even bigger {{Expy}} of Cordelia than her father.father.
** ''Fates'' also has Odin and Laslow potentially marrying women who are like their mothers. To specify, Odin [[spoiler:(actually Owain)]] can marry Elise, whose bubbly personality matches his mother Lissa's, while Laslow [[spoiler:(actually Inigo)]] can marry Azura who is a skilled singer very much like Olivia.
19th Apr '16 10:02:40 PM sorako
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* It's pretty much all but stated in the Oosawa manga and side materials that one of the reasons why Lord Alvis of Velthomer from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' married Deirdre was because of how much she looked like his mother Cigyun. And for worse? [[spoiler:Deirdre was the baby whose birth killed Cigyun. So yup, BrotherSisterIncest here too.)]]

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* It's pretty much all but stated in the Oosawa manga and side materials that one of the reasons why Lord Alvis of Velthomer from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' married Deirdre was because of how much she looked like his mother Cigyun. And for worse? [[spoiler:Deirdre was the baby whose birth killed Cigyun. So yup, BrotherSisterIncest here too.)]]]]
19th Apr '16 9:58:56 PM sorako
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** Naruto's father, Minato is shown thinking that Sakura reminds him of Naruto's mother Kushina, who earlier remarked that Naruto should marry a girl like herself. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted, Naruto ends up doing the opposite, marrying ShyBlueHairedGirl Hinata instead. And then Double Subverted since Naruto's personality is like his mother's and Hinata's personality is similar to Minato]].

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** Naruto's father, Minato is shown thinking that Sakura reminds him of Naruto's mother Kushina, who earlier remarked that Naruto should marry a girl like herself. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted, Naruto ends up doing the opposite, marrying ShyBlueHairedGirl Hinata instead. And then Double Subverted DoubleSubverted since Naruto's personality is like his mother's and Hinata's personality is similar to Minato]].



* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' had an episode where Liz's much-younger boyfriend's mother turned out to be the spitting image of Liz, even ''wearing the same outfit''. Creeped out, Liz ended their relationship.






* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' had an episode where Liz's much-younger boyfriend's mother turned out to be the spitting image of Liz, even ''wearing the same outfit''. Creeped out, Liz ended their relationship.
19th Apr '16 9:57:17 PM sorako
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* Ayla from ''[[Literature/EarthsChildren Clan of the Cave Bear]]'' prefers the look of Neanderthals to the look of humans, having been raised by the former.



* At the end of ''Jacob Have I Loved,'' by Creator/KatherinePaterson, the narrator starts to fall in love with a coal miner, who is several years older than her, when she realizes that he's the kind of man who would "sing to the oysters," a quirk of her fisherman father.



* In the Literature/TortallUniverse, the Yamani princess who has been engaged to Prince Roald was told that men whose mothers are strong and warlike want wives who [[NeutralFemale aren't]]. Roald's friends think [[AmazonChaser this is stupid]]. They're right.



* In the Literature/TortallUniverse, the Yamani princess who has been engaged to Prince Roald was told that men whose mothers are strong and warlike want wives who [[NeutralFemale aren't]]. Roald's friends think [[AmazonChaser this is stupid]]. They're right.
* In the novel ''Vamped'', the girl's love interest and her adoptive father are getting a drink together. There's an awkward moment when they both look at their reflections and realize how similar they look…



* Ayla from ''[[Literature/EarthsChildren Clan of the Cave Bear]]'' prefers the look of Neanderthals to the look of humans, having been raised by the former.
* At the end of ''Jacob Have I Loved,'' by Creator/KatherinePaterson, the narrator starts to fall in love with a coal miner, who is several years older than her, when she realizes that he's the kind of man who would "sing to the oysters," a quirk of her fisherman father.
* In the novel ''Vamped'', the girl's love interest and her adoptive father are getting a drink together. There's an awkward moment when they both look at their reflections and realize how similar they look…
19th Apr '16 9:52:06 PM sorako
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* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' it's {{lampshade|Hanging}}d how Tamaki Suou and Haruhi's dad are very alike.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Misato [[InVinoVeritas drunkenly lets out]] that she broke up with Kaji when she noticed how he reminded her of her father, while he’s carrying her home; the reconcile and hook up again, and she becomes his confidant.

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* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' it's {{lampshade|Hanging}}d how Tamaki Suou and Haruhi's dad are the ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' anime, Nagisa mentions that Tomoya is a lot like her father.
* Minor example in ''Manga/FutureDiary''--Yukiteru's first crush looks
very alike.
similar to his mother.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Misato [[InVinoVeritas drunkenly lets out]] that she broke up with Kaji when she noticed how he reminded Nagi of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has a crush on Hayate, who apparently looks very much like her of mother ''and'' father. How much he looks like her father, while he’s carrying her home; the reconcile and hook up again, and she becomes his confidant.mother is actually commented on by another character.



* Shikamaru Nara in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. His mother Yoshino is [[{{Tsundere}} obstinate and rough but also has a sweet side]], similarly to the other two prominent ladies in his life: Temari, his final opponent in the Chunin Exam and most frequent ally outside the Konoha 12 since, and Ino Yamanaka, his [[GenerationXerox Ino-Shika-Cho]] teammate. He and Temari [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend deny any relationship]] despite being seen together so much. [[spoiler: He and Temari end up married and with a son in the epilogue.]]
** Naruto's father, Minato is shown thinking that Sakura reminds him of Naruto's mother Kushina, who earlier remarked that Naruto should marry a girl like herself. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted, Naruto ends up doing the opposite, marrying ShyBlueHairedGirl Hinata instead. And then Double Subverted since Naruto's personality is like his mother's and Hinata's personality is similar to Minato]].
* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', it's pointed out that while Usagi's father initially doesn't like Mamoru very much the two of them are strikingly similar.
* Minor example in ''Manga/FutureDiary''--Yukiteru's first crush looks very similar to his mother.
* Nagi of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has a crush on Hayate, who apparently looks very much like her mother ''and'' father. How much he looks like her mother is actually commented on by another character.



* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''--according to ancillary material, Madoka's idea of an ideal husband is someone cool like her ''mother''. In [[VideoGame/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaPortable the PSP game,]] Madoka's mom mentions that Homura reminds her of herself at that age.
* A convoluted example occurs in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. Syaoran [[spoiler:Jr.]]'s mother is [[spoiler:his girlfriend's clone, reincarnated ''backwards in time'' to get married to Syaoran Jr.'s clone, who becomes Syaoran Sr., meaning technically he and his dad are the same person and his mom is an {{Expy}} of his girlfriend rather than the other way around]]. [[MindScrew It's complicated, OK?]]
* In ''Manga/YourLieInApril'', Kousei begins to realize that his crush Kaori and his mother are quite similar; they're both obsessed with music, they're constantly pushing him into becoming a better pianist and are prone to drastic mood swings. They are both also sick with unnamed diseases [[spoiler:that are fatal; Kousei's mother ended up dying from her illness and, despite the glimmer of hope, Kaori doesn't survive hers either.]] This is lampshaded in episode 16 when Kousei, Watari and Tsubaki visit Kaori [[spoiler:in the hospital]] and Kaori yells at him for not practicing for the upcoming competition in such a way that in Kousei's eyes, the room begins to glitch and Kaori turns into his mother.
* In ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'', Hamel's love interest Flute is stated to resemble his mother, Pandora, as they're both kind, gentle and accepting. They interchange in Hamel's dream sequences, and his best friend Raiel outright states Flute would be good for Hamel because she's like Pandora.
* In ''Saint Dragon Girl Miracle'' it's noted several times that Ren looks exactly like Anju's father Ryuga, both by Anju herself and her mother Momoka (and Ren's best friend Ryuuji when they finally get to meet her father). [[spoiler: Anju doesn't end up with Ren however, instead ending up with Ryuuji]]



* In the ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' anime, Nagisa mentions that Tomoya is a lot like her father.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Shikamaru Nara's mother Yoshino is [[{{Tsundere}} obstinate and rough but also has a sweet side]], similarly to Temari, his final opponent in the Chunin Exam and most frequent ally outside the Konoha 12 since. He and Temari [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend deny any relationship]] despite being seen together so much. [[spoiler: They end up married and with a son in the epilogue.]]
** Naruto's father, Minato is shown thinking that Sakura reminds him of Naruto's mother Kushina, who earlier remarked that Naruto should marry a girl like herself. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted, Naruto ends up doing the opposite, marrying ShyBlueHairedGirl Hinata instead. And then Double Subverted since Naruto's personality is like his mother's and Hinata's personality is similar to Minato]].
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Misato [[InVinoVeritas drunkenly lets out]] that she broke up with Kaji when she noticed how he reminded her of her father, while he’s carrying her home; the reconcile and hook up again, and she becomes his confidant.
* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' it's {{lampshade|Hanging}}d how Tamaki Suou and Haruhi's dad are very alike.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''--according to ancillary material, Madoka's idea of an ideal husband is someone cool like her ''mother''. In [[VideoGame/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaPortable
the ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' anime, Nagisa PSP game,]] Madoka's mom mentions that Tomoya is a lot Homura reminds her of herself at that age.
* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', it's pointed out that while Usagi's father initially doesn't
like Mamoru very much the two of them are strikingly similar.
* In ''Saint Dragon Girl Miracle'' it's noted several times that Ren looks exactly like Anju's father Ryuga, both by Anju herself and
her father.mother Momoka (and Ren's best friend Ryuuji when they finally get to meet her father). [[spoiler: Anju doesn't end up with Ren however, instead ending up with Ryuuji]]
* A convoluted example occurs in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. Syaoran [[spoiler:Jr.]]'s mother is [[spoiler:his girlfriend's clone, reincarnated ''backwards in time'' to get married to Syaoran Jr.'s clone, who becomes Syaoran Sr., meaning technically he and his dad are the same person and his mom is an {{Expy}} of his girlfriend rather than the other way around]]. [[MindScrew It's complicated, OK?]]
* In ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'', Hamel's love interest Flute is stated to resemble his mother, Pandora, as they're both kind, gentle and accepting. They interchange in Hamel's dream sequences, and his best friend Raiel outright states Flute would be good for Hamel because she's like Pandora.
* In ''Manga/YourLieInApril'', Kousei begins to realize that his crush Kaori and his mother are quite similar; they're both obsessed with music, they're constantly pushing him into becoming a better pianist and are prone to drastic mood swings. They are both also sick with unnamed diseases [[spoiler:that are fatal; Kousei's mother ended up dying from her illness and, despite the glimmer of hope, Kaori doesn't survive hers either.]] This is lampshaded in episode 16 when Kousei, Watari and Tsubaki visit Kaori [[spoiler:in the hospital]] and Kaori yells at him for not practicing for the upcoming competition in such a way that in Kousei's eyes, the room begins to glitch and Kaori turns into his mother.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'', PJ ends up with an auburn-haired, hourglass-figured woman who is normally snarky but sweet and sensitive to him, protects him from being mistreated in her presence, and is forceful enough with her voice that she doesn't need to resort to physical violence to make jerks fall in line. These traits are all shared by PJ's mother, as shown in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''.



* Meta-example in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons:'' WordOfGod says that they used the same character model for both [[spoiler:Lewis' birth mother and adult!Franny]]. This is especially obvious if you notice their [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure ridiculously tiny waists]].
* In ''Film/AnOfficerAndAGentleman'', Paula confesses to Zack that she loves him because he reminds her of her father, a Navy aviator.



* In ''Film/AnOfficerAndAGentleman'', Paula confesses to Zack that she loves him because he reminds her of her father, a Navy aviator.
* Meta-example in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons:'' WordOfGod says that they used the same character model for both [[spoiler:Lewis' birth mother and adult!Franny]]. This is especially obvious if you notice their [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure ridiculously tiny waists]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'', PJ ends up with an auburn-haired, hourglass-figured woman who is normally snarky but sweet and sensitive to him, protects him from being mistreated in her presence, and is forceful enough with her voice that she doesn't need to resort to physical violence to make jerks fall in line. These traits are all shared by PJ's mother, as shown in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''.



* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': Tobias's mother Loren is a feisty, fearless, often reckless and smartmouthed blonde who falls for a guy outside her species… hmm, I wonder who that sounds like.



* Played with in the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series with Ward. His mother is rather weak, having fled into drug-addiction when it became clear that her husband was abusive towards her, as well as towards the kids. However, his ''aunt'' on his mother's side, who is also rumoured to have had an affair with his father, is a mentally strong, muscular woman who serves as weaponmaster, in a largely patriarchal setting. Ward has a big crush on a young woman who his very much like his aunt.
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': Tobias's mother Loren is a feisty, fearless, often reckless and smartmouthed blonde who falls for a guy outside her species… hmm, I wonder who that sounds like.

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* Played with in the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series with Ward. His mother is rather weak, having fled into drug-addiction when it became clear that her husband was abusive towards her, as well as towards the kids. However, his ''aunt'' on his mother's side, who is also rumoured to have had an affair with his father, is a mentally strong, muscular woman who serves as weaponmaster, in a largely patriarchal setting. Ward In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Molly Carpenter has a big crush on Harry, which he attributes to this. People unfamiliar with the story of how Michael and Charity got together might not see the connection. Harry is a young snarky SquishyWizard while Michael is a pious and buff swordsman. They do not look alike or act alike. The trope comes into play because both of them rescued a woman from terrible danger and almost certain death. [[spoiler:Michael rescued Charity from a dragon, Harry protected Molly from execution by the White Council. Molly wants a man that has the same virtues as her father, other more superficial similarities are apparently superfluous.]] They are also both warriors who his very much like his aunt.are willing to lay down their lives to protect their loved ones, the innocent, and the different codes of ethics they subscribe to. Michael and Harry are pretty darn similar.
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': Tobias's ** It's also interesting that Molly was dating a guy who superficially ''looks'' like Harry. In ''Ghost Story'' it's still going on and is full scale love and devotion.
** It also overlaps slightly with DatingWhatDaddyHates since Molly's
mother Loren is Charity does not like Harry at all in the earlier books (although she later warms up to him a feisty, fearless, often reckless and smartmouthed blonde who falls for a guy outside her species… hmm, I wonder who that sounds like.bit).



* In the novel ''Vamped'', the girl's love interest and her adoptive father are getting a drink together. There's an awkward moment when they both look at their reflections and realize how similar they look…

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* In Played with in the novel ''Vamped'', the girl's love interest and her adoptive father are getting a drink together. There's an awkward moment ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series with Ward. His mother is rather weak, having fled into drug-addiction when they both look at their reflections and realize how similar they look…it became clear that her husband was abusive towards her, as well as towards the kids. However, his ''aunt'' on his mother's side, who is also rumoured to have had an affair with his father, is a mentally strong, muscular woman who serves as weaponmaster, in a largely patriarchal setting. Ward has a big crush on a young woman who his very much like his aunt.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Molly Carpenter has a crush on Harry, which he attributes to this. People unfamiliar with the story of how Michael and Charity got together might not see the connection. Harry is a snarky SquishyWizard while Michael is a pious and buff swordsman. They do not look alike or act alike. The trope comes into play because both of them rescued a woman from terrible danger and almost certain death. [[spoiler:Michael rescued Charity from a dragon, Harry protected Molly from execution by the White Council. Molly wants a man that has the same virtues as her father, other more superficial similarities are apparently superfluous.]] They are also both warriors who are willing to lay down their lives to protect their loved ones, the innocent, and the different codes of ethics they subscribe to. Michael and Harry are pretty darn similar.
** It's also interesting that Molly was dating a guy who superficially ''looks'' like Harry. In ''Ghost Story'' it's still going on and is full scale love and devotion.
** It also overlaps slightly with DatingWhatDaddyHates since Molly's mother Charity does not like Harry at all in the earlier books (although she later warms up to him a bit).



* In the novel ''Vamped'', the girl's love interest and her adoptive father are getting a drink together. There's an awkward moment when they both look at their reflections and realize how similar they look…



* It's spelled out explicitly in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' season 2, with Claire and her creepy stalker guy. Particularly interesting example in that West is considered by Sandra to be personality-wise like Claire's adoptive father Noah, but his more obvious likeness (i.e., they can both fly) is to her biological father Nathan.
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''
** D. J. briefly had a bossy girlfriend eerily reminiscent of his mother. It forced Roseanne to wonder if the way she treated Dan was having a negative effect on him (though of course, [[StatusQuoIsGod not much comes from it]]).
** In another episode Roseanne {{invoke|dTrope}}s this trope, yelling at Dan because she doesn't like her daughter Becky's boyfriend. When Dan asks why that's his fault, she responds that "girls always marry their fathers." This is portrayed as irrational, though it seems Dan and Roseanne's early romance was at least somewhat similar (Dan is described as having once been rather cool, in a rock band, etc.)
** And much later, Mark (Becky's eventual husband) and Dan bond over the fact that they ARE so similar, with several characters commenting on how similar they are. (David, Darleen's eventual husband, does NOT follow this rule, being meek, book-smart and artistic.)
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' had an episode where Liz's much-younger boyfriend's mother turned out to be the spitting image of Liz, even ''wearing the same outfit''. Creeped out, Liz ended their relationship.

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* It's spelled out explicitly in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' season 2, ''Series/TheAffair'': Helen says that she married Noah because she didn't want to marry someone like her father, but that she didn't realize that she married someone like her mother instead.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** After psychoanalysing Penny, Leonard's mother [[DiscussedTrope tells him]] that if he wants to have sex
with Claire and Penny he should use the same kind of cologne her creepy stalker guy. Particularly interesting example in that West is considered by Sandra to be personality-wise like Claire's adoptive father Noah, but wears.
** Similarly, Howard thinks it's hot when
his more obvious likeness (i.e., they can both fly) is to her biological father Nathan.
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''
** D. J. briefly had a bossy girlfriend eerily reminiscent of
fiancée yells at him and sounds ''exactly'' like his mother. It forced Roseanne But then, Howard's relationship with his mother is rather abnormal.
* ''Series/{{Californication}}'': Becca has some serious father issues. Her season 5 boyfriend Tyler is basically a younger version of her father Hank Moody, which is acknowledged InUniverse. Hank is an acclaimed writer but has troubles dealing with life in general. Becca's boyfriend Tyler has a brilliant literary mind, but unfortunately he is also a jerk who cheats on her and lies
to wonder if the way she treated Dan was having her. Becca follows [[LikeFatherLikeSon her mother Karen's pattern of constant forgiving him]].
* Series/{{Castle}}'s mom and first wife are both [[HeroesWantRedheads redheads]], and his first wife is
a negative effect on lot like his mom. Beckett also warns him (though of course, [[StatusQuoIsGod not much comes from it]]).
** In another episode Roseanne {{invoke|dTrope}}s this trope, yelling at Dan
that because of how much she doesn't like her adores him, his daughter Becky's boyfriend. When Dan asks why that's is likely to end up dating someone like him. Castle is [[SelfDeprecation less than thrilled with the idea]].
* In ''The Class'', Holly Ellenbogen's husband and father are both extremely CampStraight.
* In the revived ''Series/DoctorWho'', we meet Rose's father, an amateur inventor and entrepreneur, who underneath
his fault, irresponsible façade is actually a heroic man. (Similar to [[spoiler:the Doctor]], whom she responds that "girls always marry their fathers." This is portrayed as irrational, though it seems Dan and Roseanne's early romance was at least somewhat similar (Dan is described as having once been rather cool, falls in a rock band, etc.love with over time.)
** And much later, Mark (Becky's eventual husband) and Dan bond over the fact that they ARE so similar, * In ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', Drew enters into a MayDecemberRomance with several characters commenting on how similar they are. (David, Darleen's eventual husband, does NOT follow this rule, being meek, book-smart and artistic.)
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' had an episode where Liz's much-younger boyfriend's
a woman who reminds everyone ''else'' of Drew's mother turned while Drew himself is oblivious. Drew is thoroughly {{squick}}ed soon after it is pointed out to be him.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' dates a woman who is
the spitting image of Liz, even ''wearing the same outfit''. Creeped out, Liz ended their relationship.his mother--Niles and Martin see it, but Frasier can't or won't. An old home movie eventually tips him off. It gets better: Frasier is a Freudian psychiatrist.



* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** Carla realizes she's exactly like "Mama Turk" and has a mini FreakOut as a result.
** Justified by Turk, who actually admits this is ''why'' he likes Carla (who immediately gets up before he makes sure to explain), with him saying that their similarities ("smart, independent, always looking out for you") are actually rather attractive traits in a person, regardless of being shared with a parent.
** Lady is able to overlook the Janitor's many, ''many'' eccentricities because she's attracted to his cleanliness. ([[NoodleIncident "You also look like my father, but that's a whole other set of issues."]])
* Reversed in ''Series/MyFamily'', where Susan sets her son Michael up with a girlfriend that is exactly like her and no one notices until the father Ben points this out, at which point Michael is completely disgusted with himself.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
In ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'' Scott accuses Katie of this: the [[PreachersKid preacher’s daughter]] dating a guy who texts her Bible quotes as a way of flirting.
* In one episode of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' Lorelai notes that Rory's current boyfriend Dean vaguely resembles Rory's father, Chris, and wonders if this means something (Chris is basically an absentee dad at this point). Sookie suggests this might just mean that Rory inherited Lorelai's tastes.
** Carla realizes she's exactly Ironically, Dean is almost nothing like "Mama Turk" Chris, but similar to Luke, Rory's ''surrogate'' father and has a mini FreakOut as a result.
Lorelai's eventual fiancee.
** Justified by Turk, who Rory's next boyfriend Jess is actually admits this is ''why'' he likes Carla (who immediately gets up before he makes sure to explain), with him saying that their Luke's nephew and shares even more similarities ("smart, independent, always looking out for you") are actually rather attractive traits in a person, regardless of being shared with a parent.
** Lady is able to overlook the Janitor's many, ''many'' eccentricities because she's attracted to his cleanliness. ([[NoodleIncident "You also look like my father, but that's a whole other set of issues."]])
* Reversed in ''Series/MyFamily'', where Susan sets her son Michael
him than Dean did. So, Rory ended up with a girlfriend miniature of her surrogate father/her mother's partner, and Lorelai with an older version of her ''daughter's'' boyfriend. The writers must love this trope.
** Ultimately it's boyfriend number 3, Logan, who bears a resemblance to Chris. Made even funnier when Chris instantly takes a liking to him and tells Rory he approves. Lorelai takes a bit longer to warm up.
* It's spelled out explicitly in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' season 2, with Claire and her creepy stalker guy. Particularly interesting example in
that West is exactly considered by Sandra to be personality-wise like her and no one notices until the Claire's adoptive father Ben points this out, at which point Michael Noah, but his more obvious likeness (i.e., they can both fly) is completely disgusted with himself.to her biological father Nathan.



* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Barney {{exploit|ed Trope}}s this in order to seduce women. He even tries picking a girl up by just walking up to her and saying, "Daddy's home."
** An episode is dedicated to this trope when Barney's brother expresses a dislike of his girlfriend Nora because she, in his opinion, reminds him too much of their mother. The episode later shows that Marshall and Lily remind each other of one another's fathers.

* Francis in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' absolutely hates his mother, and ends up marrying a woman who had a very similar demeanor to her.
* Reversed in ''Series/MyFamily'', where Susan sets her son Michael up with a girlfriend that is exactly like her and no one notices until the father Ben points this out, at which point Michael is completely disgusted with himself.



* Series/{{Castle}}'s mom and first wife are both [[HeroesWantRedheads redheads]], and his first wife is a lot like his mom. Beckett also warns him that because of how much she adores him, his daughter is likely to end up dating someone like him. Castle is [[SelfDeprecation less than thrilled with the idea]].
* In ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', Drew enters into a MayDecemberRomance with a woman who reminds everyone ''else'' of Drew's mother while Drew himself is oblivious. Drew is thoroughly {{squick}}ed soon after it is pointed out to him.

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* Series/{{Castle}}'s mom and first wife are On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Ron has two bitchy ex-wives, both [[HeroesWantRedheads redheads]], and his first wife of whom are named Tammy:
-->'''Ron''': Yes, my mother's name
is a lot like his mom. Beckett also warns him that because of how much she adores him, his daughter is likely to end up dating someone like him. Castle is [[SelfDeprecation less than thrilled with the idea]].
* In ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', Drew enters into a MayDecemberRomance with a woman who reminds everyone ''else'' of Drew's mother while Drew himself is oblivious. Drew is thoroughly {{squick}}ed soon after it is pointed out to him.
Tammy. What's your point?



* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' dates a woman who is the spitting image of his mother--Niles and Martin see it, but Frasier can't or won't. An old home movie eventually tips him off. It gets better: Frasier is a Freudian psychiatrist.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
** Barney {{exploit|ed Trope}}s this in order to seduce women. He even tries picking a girl up by just walking up to her and saying, "Daddy's home."
** An episode is dedicated to this trope when Barney's brother expresses a dislike of his girlfriend Nora because she, in his opinion, reminds him too much of their mother. The episode later shows that Marshall and Lily remind each other of one another's fathers.
* In one episode of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' Lorelai notes that Rory's current boyfriend Dean vaguely resembles Rory's father, Chris, and wonders if this means something (Chris is basically an absentee dad at this point). Sookie suggests this might just mean that Rory inherited Lorelai's tastes.
** Ironically, Dean is almost nothing like Chris, but similar to Luke, Rory's ''surrogate'' father and Lorelai's eventual fiancee.
** Rory's next boyfriend Jess is actually Luke's nephew and shares even more similarities with him than Dean did. So, Rory ended up with a miniature of her surrogate father/her mother's partner, and Lorelai with an older version of her ''daughter's'' boyfriend. The writers must love this trope.
** Ultimately it's boyfriend number 3, Logan, who bears a resemblance to Chris. Made even funnier when Chris instantly takes a liking to him and tells Rory he approves. Lorelai takes a bit longer to warm up.

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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' dates a woman who is the spitting image of his mother--Niles and Martin see it, but Frasier can't or won't. An old home movie eventually tips him off. It gets better: Frasier is a Freudian psychiatrist.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
''Series/{{Roseanne}}''
** Barney {{exploit|ed Trope}}s this in order to seduce women. He even tries picking D. J. briefly had a girl up by just walking up to her and saying, "Daddy's home."
** An episode is dedicated to this trope when Barney's brother expresses a dislike of his
bossy girlfriend Nora eerily reminiscent of his mother. It forced Roseanne to wonder if the way she treated Dan was having a negative effect on him (though of course, [[StatusQuoIsGod not much comes from it]]).
** In another episode Roseanne {{invoke|dTrope}}s this trope, yelling at Dan
because she, in she doesn't like her daughter Becky's boyfriend. When Dan asks why that's his opinion, reminds him too much of fault, she responds that "girls always marry their mother. The episode later shows that Marshall fathers." This is portrayed as irrational, though it seems Dan and Lily remind each other of one another's fathers.
* In one episode of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' Lorelai notes that Rory's current boyfriend Dean vaguely resembles Rory's father, Chris, and wonders if this means something (Chris is basically an absentee dad
Roseanne's early romance was at this point). Sookie suggests this might just mean that Rory inherited Lorelai's tastes.
** Ironically, Dean is almost nothing like Chris, but
least somewhat similar to Luke, Rory's ''surrogate'' father and Lorelai's (Dan is described as having once been rather cool, in a rock band, etc.)
** And much later, Mark (Becky's
eventual fiancee.
husband) and Dan bond over the fact that they ARE so similar, with several characters commenting on how similar they are. (David, Darleen's eventual husband, does NOT follow this rule, being meek, book-smart and artistic.)
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** Rory's next boyfriend Jess is Carla realizes she's exactly like "Mama Turk" and has a mini FreakOut as a result.
** Justified by Turk, who
actually Luke's nephew and shares even more admits this is ''why'' he likes Carla (who immediately gets up before he makes sure to explain), with him saying that their similarities with him than Dean did. So, Rory ended up ("smart, independent, always looking out for you") are actually rather attractive traits in a person, regardless of being shared with a miniature parent.
** Lady is able to overlook the Janitor's many, ''many'' eccentricities because she's attracted to his cleanliness. ([[NoodleIncident "You also look like my father, but that's a whole other set
of her surrogate father/her mother's partner, and Lorelai with an older version of her ''daughter's'' boyfriend. The writers must love this trope.
** Ultimately it's boyfriend number 3, Logan, who bears a resemblance to Chris. Made even funnier when Chris instantly takes a liking to him and tells Rory he approves. Lorelai takes a bit longer to warm up.
issues."]])



* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' had an episode where Liz's much-younger boyfriend's mother turned out to be the spitting image of Liz, even ''wearing the same outfit''. Creeped out, Liz ended their relationship.



* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Ron has two bitchy ex-wives, both of whom are named Tammy:
-->'''Ron''': Yes, my mother's name is Tammy. What's your point?
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** After psychoanalysing Penny, Leonard's mother [[DiscussedTrope tells him]] that if he wants to have sex with Penny he should use the same kind of cologne her father wears.
** Similarly, Howard thinks it's hot when his fiancée yells at him and sounds ''exactly'' like his mother. But then, Howard's relationship with his mother is rather abnormal.
* In ''The Class'', Holly Ellenbogen's husband and father are both extremely CampStraight.
* In the revived ''Series/DoctorWho'', we meet Rose's father, an amateur inventor and entrepreneur, who underneath his irresponsible façade is actually a heroic man. (Similar to [[spoiler:the Doctor]], whom she falls in love with over time.)
* ''Series/{{Californication}}'': Becca has some serious father issues. Her season 5 boyfriend Tyler is basically a younger version of her father Hank Moody, which is acknowledged InUniverse. Hank is an acclaimed writer but has troubles dealing with life in general. Becca's boyfriend Tyler has a brilliant literary mind, but unfortunately he is also a jerk who cheats on her and lies to her. Becca follows [[LikeFatherLikeSon her mother Karen's pattern of constant forgiving him]].
* In ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'' Scott accuses Katie of this: the [[PreachersKid preacher’s daughter]] dating a guy who texts her Bible quotes as a way of flirting.



* ''Series/TheAffair'': Helen says that she married Noah because she didn't want to marry someone like her father, but that she didn't realize that she married someone like her mother instead.
* Francis in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' absolutely hates his mother, and ends up marrying a woman who had a very similar demeanor to her.



* ''Theatre/{{Company}}'': When Larry is explaining why he loves Joanne despite her snarkiness and abrasive behaviour, he mentions that his mother was a "very difficult woman", suggesting that this trope is in play.



* ''Theatre/{{Company}}'': When Larry is explaining why he loves Joanne despite her snarkiness and abrasive behaviour, he mentions that his mother was a "very difficult woman", suggesting that this trope is in play.



* In the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' comic by Benimaru Itoh, Fara Phoenix puts on Fox's mother Vixy's dress and suddenly bears an uncanny resemblance to Vixy.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' - Ashley is a fourth-generation MilitaryBrat (father, grandfather, great-grandmother) whose shown romantic interests are all fellow space marines. If she and Male-Shep are together in the third game, she mentions how much her dad would have liked him.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[TheAce Cordelia]]'s daughter [[{{Tsundere}} Severa]] strongly desires to be as different from her as possible. In the third route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Severa's {{Expy}} Luna [[spoiler:(actually Severa under a fake name)]] can not only potentially marry [[ThePerfectionist Subaki]], who is essentially Cordelia's SpearCounterpart, but their daughter Matoi is an even bigger {{Expy}} of Cordelia than her father.

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* In the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' comic by Benimaru Itoh, Fara Phoenix puts on Fox's mother Vixy's dress and suddenly bears an uncanny resemblance to Vixy.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' - Ashley
''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', Laharl's ImpliedLoveInterest, Flonne, is a fourth-generation MilitaryBrat (father, grandfather, great-grandmother) whose shown romantic interests are all fellow space marines. If she and Male-Shep are together in the third game, she mentions how much her dad would have liked him.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[TheAce Cordelia]]'s daughter [[{{Tsundere}} Severa]] strongly desires
stated to be as different from her as possible. In the third route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Severa's {{Expy}} Luna [[spoiler:(actually Severa under a fake name)]] can not only potentially marry [[ThePerfectionist Subaki]], who is essentially Cordelia's SpearCounterpart, but their daughter Matoi is an even bigger {{Expy}} of Cordelia than her father.very much like his dead mother.



* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[TheAce Cordelia]]'s daughter [[{{Tsundere}} Severa]] strongly desires to be as different from her as possible. In the third route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Severa's {{Expy}} Luna [[spoiler:(actually Severa under a fake name)]] can not only potentially marry [[ThePerfectionist Subaki]], who is essentially Cordelia's SpearCounterpart, but their daughter Matoi is an even bigger {{Expy}} of Cordelia than her father.
* It's pretty much all but stated in the Oosawa manga and side materials that one of the reasons why Lord Alvis of Velthomer from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' married Deirdre was because of how much she looked like his mother Cigyun. And for worse? [[spoiler:Deirdre was the baby whose birth killed Cigyun. So yup, BrotherSisterIncest here too.)]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Ashley is a fourth-generation MilitaryBrat (father, grandfather, great-grandmother) whose shown romantic interests are all fellow space marines. If she and Male-Shep are together in the third game, she mentions how much her dad would have liked him.
* In the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' comic by Benimaru Itoh, Fara Phoenix puts on Fox's mother Vixy's dress and suddenly bears an uncanny resemblance to Vixy.



* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies''. Brendan starts putting on weight, so Coach [=McGuirk=] tells him to go for the girls whose fathers were fat during their "impressionable years." [=McGuirk=] later on goes on a disastrous date with the school nurse, and one of the first questions he asked was if her father was fat. In another episode, he drunkenly tells his date "Y'know, I think it was Charles Darwin who said that men want to marry their mothers. So maybe that's why I like you, cause you remind me of my mother. Which is funny, because I hate my mother..."



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', the Beagle Boys sing a song about how they want a girl "Just like the girl that married dear old Dad!"



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', the Beagle Boys sing a song about how they want a girl "Just like the girl that married dear old Dad!"

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies''. Brendan starts putting on weight, so Coach [=McGuirk=] tells him to go for the Beagle Boys sing girls whose fathers were fat during their "impressionable years." [=McGuirk=] later on goes on a song about how they disastrous date with the school nurse, and one of the first questions he asked was if her father was fat. In another episode, he drunkenly tells his date "Y'know, I think it was Charles Darwin who said that men want a girl "Just to marry their mothers. So maybe that's why I like the girl that married dear old Dad!"you, cause you remind me of my mother. Which is funny, because I hate my mother..."
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** Naruto's father, Minato is shown thinking that Sakura reminds him of Naruto's mother Kushina, who earlier remarked that Naruto should marry a girl like herself. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted, Naruto ends up doing the opposite, marrying ShyBlueHairedGirl Hinata instead]].

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** Naruto's father, Minato is shown thinking that Sakura reminds him of Naruto's mother Kushina, who earlier remarked that Naruto should marry a girl like herself. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted, Naruto ends up doing the opposite, marrying ShyBlueHairedGirl Hinata instead]].instead. And then Double Subverted since Naruto's personality is like his mother's and Hinata's personality is similar to Minato]].
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* Minor example in ''Manga/FutureDiary'' - Yukiteru's first crush looks very similar to his mother.

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* Minor example in ''Manga/FutureDiary'' - Yukiteru's ''Manga/FutureDiary''--Yukiteru's first crush looks very similar to his mother.



* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' - According to ancillary material, Madoka's idea of an ideal husband is someone cool like her ''mother''. In [[VideoGame/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaPortable the PSP game,]] Madoka's mom mentions that Homura reminds her of herself at that age.

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' - According ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''--according to ancillary material, Madoka's idea of an ideal husband is someone cool like her ''mother''. In [[VideoGame/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaPortable the PSP game,]] Madoka's mom mentions that Homura reminds her of herself at that age.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'' - This trope ''may'' be why some people were let down by Anakin Skywalker in the prequel trilogy. Many were expecting Padme to fall in love with a LoveableRogue / JerkWithAHeartOfGold the way her daughter Leia fell for Han Solo. What we got was... well...

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' - ''Franchise/StarWars'': This trope ''may'' be why some people were let down by Anakin Skywalker in the prequel trilogy. Many were expecting Padme to fall in love with a LoveableRogue / JerkWithAHeartOfGold LoveableRogue[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold the way her daughter Leia fell for Han Solo. What we got was... well...was… well…



* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': Tobias's mother Loren is a feisty, fearless, often reckless and smartmouthed blonde who falls for a guy outside her species.... hmm, I wonder who that sounds like.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': Tobias's mother Loren is a feisty, fearless, often reckless and smartmouthed blonde who falls for a guy outside her species.... species… hmm, I wonder who that sounds like.



* In the novel ''Vamped'', the girl's love interest and her adoptive father are getting a drink together. There's an awkward moment when they both look at their reflections and realize how similar they look...

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* In the novel ''Vamped'', the girl's love interest and her adoptive father are getting a drink together. There's an awkward moment when they both look at their reflections and realize how similar they look...look…



** Justified by Turk, who actually admits this is WHY he likes Carla (who immediately gets up before he makes sure to explain), with him saying that their similarities ("smart, independent, always looking out for you") are actually rather attractive traits in a person, regardless of being shared with a parent.

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** Justified by Turk, who actually admits this is WHY ''why'' he likes Carla (who immediately gets up before he makes sure to explain), with him saying that their similarities ("smart, independent, always looking out for you") are actually rather attractive traits in a person, regardless of being shared with a parent.


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*Francis in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' absolutely hates his mother, and ends up marrying a woman who had a very similar demeanor to her.
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* ''Series/TheAffair'': Helen says that she married Noah because she didn't want to marry someone like her father, but that she didn't realize that she married someone like her mother instead.
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* Pushed to the extreme in the French movie ''Itineraire d'un enfant gate'': Not only does the daughter want someone like her dad and ends up having a son from a man her father's age, then marrying a guy trained by her dad to act like him, but it's implied that it's also the case of the son.

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* Pushed to the extreme in the French movie ''Itineraire d'un enfant gate'': gâté'': Not only does the daughter want someone like her dad and ends up having a son from a man her father's age, then marrying a guy trained by her dad to act like him, but it's implied that it's also the case of the son.
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