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10th Sep '16 10:36:43 PM WillBGood
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* Lelouch Lamperouge, the protagonist of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', has the ultimate goal of learning who killed his mother, and then killing his father the Emperor, whether or not he's responsible. Of course, since momma Marianne is portrayed as only two steps short of sainthood, and poppa Charles is a SocialDarwinist {{Jerkass}}, his attitude may be justified. At least until Episode 21 of R2 where [[spoiler:it's revealed his mother Marianne, who wasn't really dead, doesn't give a damn about either Lelouch or his sister, who in turn was actually crippled by their dad Charles, all because she was Charles' co-conspirator in their {{Instrumentality}} plan the whole time. In fact she spins around giddily while talking about their shared plans, not even greeting Lelouch. Talk about AbusiveParents. Lelouch understandably snaps and calls them out for abandoning him and Nunnally in Japan and not bothering to look for them, instead focusing on finding C.C. and going forward with the plan, on the basis Lulu and Nunners didn't need to be ''alive'' to be reunited with their parents in {{Instrumentality}}. Lelouch then proceeds to erase both his parents out of existence.]]

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* Lelouch Lamperouge, the protagonist of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', has the ultimate goal of learning who killed his mother, and then killing his father the Emperor, whether or not he's responsible. Of course, since momma Marianne is portrayed as only two steps short of sainthood, and poppa Charles is a SocialDarwinist {{Jerkass}}, his attitude may be justified. At least until Episode 21 of R2 where [[spoiler:it's revealed his mother Marianne, who wasn't really dead, doesn't give a damn about either Lelouch or his sister, who in turn was actually crippled by their dad Charles, all because she was Charles' co-conspirator in their {{Instrumentality}} plan AssimilationPlot the whole time. In fact she spins around giddily while talking about their shared plans, not even greeting Lelouch. Talk about AbusiveParents. Lelouch understandably snaps and calls them out for abandoning him and Nunnally in Japan and not bothering to look for them, instead focusing on finding C.C. and going forward with the plan, on the basis Lulu and Nunners didn't need to be ''alive'' to be reunited with their parents in {{Instrumentality}}.[[AssimilationPlot Ragnarok]]. Lelouch then proceeds to erase both his parents out of existence.]]
20th Aug '16 7:24:06 AM ironballs16
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* Music/StephenLynch's "Mother's Day" is this PlayedForLaughs.
-->'''Lynch''': I thank you, dear lady./ For being my mom./ You did all my homework/You took me to prom./ And I was the on-ly guy... who got lucky that night! (''audience groans in disgust'') '''[[DefensiveWhat What?!]]''' Oh, like you never ''fucked your mom'' before!
19th Aug '16 2:36:17 PM leraluna
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* Another female example in ''Anime/ItazuraNaKiss'': Kotomi ''worships'' her father and competes with her mother for his attention.
19th Aug '16 12:17:01 AM rmctagg09
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A subtrope of MurderInTheFamily.
30th Jul '16 9:34:12 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* A good part of the reason why [[spoiler: Lord Alvis of Velthomer]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' is so fucked up comes from this, since [[spoiler: his father Viktor was a philandering asshole who killed himself once he found out his wife Cigyun cheated on him with Kurth Prince of Grandbell, and said mother ran away in shame afterwards and never returned (She was pregnant with Kurth's child, and ultimately fell victim to DeathByChildbirth). All of this happened when Alvis was seven years old: he grew up into a conflicted MagnificentBastard with ''serious'' issues with almost every female (except for his aidé Aida and his half-brother Azel's mother) to the point of ''killing'' whoever mentioned his idealised MissingMom in a bad light in front of him.]]

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* A good part of the reason why [[spoiler: Lord Alvis of Velthomer]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' is so fucked up comes from this, since [[spoiler: his father Viktor was a philandering asshole and rapist who killed himself once he found out his wife Cigyun cheated on him with Kurth Prince of Grandbell, and said mother ran away in shame afterwards and never returned (She was pregnant with Kurth's child, and ultimately fell victim to DeathByChildbirth). All of this happened when Alvis was seven years old: he grew up into a conflicted MagnificentBastard with ''serious'' issues with almost every female (except for his aidé Aida and his half-brother Azel's mother) to the point of ''killing'' whoever mentioned his idealised MissingMom in a bad light in front of him. It is heavily implied that the reason Alvis [[SurpriseIncest unknowingly]] fell in love with his half-sister is because she so greatly resembles their mother.]]
27th Jul '16 7:32:45 AM leraluna
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** Also an element is the colder relationship with her mother. While she had a [[DaddysGirl huge deal of admiration]] for her powerful father, she resents her nother for [[spoiler: keeping her and Jaime apart after catching them in incestuous practices]] and never speaks of her.
13th Jul '16 1:20:45 AM PaulA
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* ''The Dollanganger'' series of books by author ''Creator/VCAndrews'' includes some heavy implications that oldest son Chris is attracted to his mother, enough to remain completely in denial to how her feelings towards her children have changed from love to apathy. In the last book of the series, Cathy's younger son Bart alternates between idolizing her and hating her (he's disgusted by her incestuous relationship with her brother, but continuously falls in love with women who are very similar to her).

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* ''The Dollanganger'' series The Literature/DollangangerSeries of books by author ''Creator/VCAndrews'' Creator/VCAndrews includes some heavy implications that oldest son Chris is attracted to his mother, enough to remain completely in denial to how her feelings towards her children have changed from love to apathy. In the last book of the series, Cathy's younger son Bart alternates between idolizing her and hating her (he's disgusted by her incestuous relationship with her brother, but continuously falls in love with women who are very similar to her).
7th Jul '16 7:04:19 AM rafi
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', appropriately titled "Oedipal Panties", Stan is shown to have {{Yandere}} tendencies towards his mother, having kidnapped her boyfriends and dumped them on a deserted island so she can depend on him. Includes a scene with the two naked in the tub with Stan singing a song about scrubbing her vagina. [[{{Squick}} Be right back, throwing up!]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
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In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', appropriately titled "Oedipal Panties", Stan is shown to have {{Yandere}} tendencies towards his mother, having kidnapped her boyfriends and dumped them on a deserted island so she can depend on him. Includes a scene with the two naked in the tub with Stan singing a song about scrubbing her vagina. [[{{Squick}} Be right back, throwing up!]]


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** Steve with Francine became, in later seasons, an object of his confusing Oedipal emotions. In "Rubberneckers", Steve literally sings twice about how he would to have sex with Francine if her wasn't his own mother.
21st Jun '16 7:00:20 PM gewunomox
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* ReginaSpektor's song "Oedipus".
* TheDoors' "The End".

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* ReginaSpektor's Music/ReginaSpektor's song "Oedipus".
* TheDoors' Music/TheDoors' "The End".



'cause he ''loved'' his mother…''

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'cause he ''loved'' his mother…''mother...''
8th Jun '16 10:56:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Hesiod}} made a plot of this in his ''Literature/{{Theogony}}'', in which the god Cronos overthrows his abusive father Ouranos, then (as a result of [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod a prophecy that he'd meet a similar fate]]) [[SwallowedWhole abuses his]] [[EatsBabies own children]] until his son Zeus (with the help of Cronos' wife Gaia) overthrows him in turn.

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* {{Hesiod}} Creator/{{Hesiod}} made a plot of this in his ''Literature/{{Theogony}}'', in which the god Cronos overthrows his abusive father Ouranos, then (as a result of [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod a prophecy that he'd meet a similar fate]]) [[SwallowedWhole abuses his]] [[EatsBabies own children]] until his son Zeus (with the help of Cronos' wife Gaia) overthrows him in turn.
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