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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.
2nd Jun '16 1:24:43 PM Morgenthaler
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''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'', the Greek Tragedy dramatized in BC 429 by {{Sophocles}}, is the TropeNamer, and UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud is the TropeCodifier. Oedipus, however, is not a true example of the trope because Oedipus ''never'' knew who his mother and father were until it was too late. He does not discover [[SurpriseIncest until long after the fact]] that he has killed his father, or that he has married his mother, and is horrified on both counts. [[NeverLiveItDown Not that you'd ever know any of this beyond "slept with his mother"]] without reading the original tragedy or a transcription of it.

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''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'', the Greek Tragedy dramatized in BC 429 by {{Sophocles}}, Creator/{{Sophocles}}, is the TropeNamer, and UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud is the TropeCodifier. Oedipus, however, is not a true example of the trope because Oedipus ''never'' knew who his mother and father were until it was too late. He does not discover [[SurpriseIncest until long after the fact]] that he has killed his father, or that he has married his mother, and is horrified on both counts. [[NeverLiveItDown Not that you'd ever know any of this beyond "slept with his mother"]] without reading the original tragedy or a transcription of it.
2nd Jun '16 1:14:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Euripides}}' tragedy ''Theatre/{{Hippolytus}}'' recounts this myth, though with the monster sent from Poseidon causing Hippolytus's chariot to crash and Phaedra hanging herself.

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* {{Euripides}}' Creator/{{Euripides}}' tragedy ''Theatre/{{Hippolytus}}'' recounts this myth, though with the monster sent from Poseidon causing Hippolytus's chariot to crash and Phaedra hanging herself.
30th May '16 1:58:39 PM collapsingnewpeople
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* ''The Three Shadows, Part II'', by Music/{{Bauhaus}}.
-->''Oh, classic gentlemen, say your prayers, to the wind of prostitution\\
To your faces, and Rex Complexes, riddle my breast, full of the oppressed pus.''
** Though, in this song, the ''Rex Complexes'' bit is a polite way of calling someone a mother fucker.
7th May '16 11:16:28 AM sorako
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* GenderFlipped in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' with Tohru Honda. Her love for her mother Kyouko reached near-worshipful levels, but she resents her father Katsuya, blaming him for her mother's near-suicidal depression after [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler his death]], even when she realises this isn't exactly his fault. Also present with Akito, [[spoiler:who loved her father Akira but hated her mother Ren]], although it's partly her EvilMatriarch Ren's fault for taking certain precautions against an Oedipus Complex ''before Akito was even born''.

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GenderFlipped in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' with Tohru Honda. Her love for her mother Kyouko reached near-worshipful levels, but she resents her father Katsuya, blaming him for her mother's near-suicidal depression after [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler his death]], even when she realises this isn't exactly his fault. fault.
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Also present with Akito, [[spoiler:who loved her father Akira but hated her mother Ren]], although it's partly her EvilMatriarch Ren's fault for taking certain precautions against an Oedipus Complex ''before Akito was even born''.
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