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18th Feb '17 5:45:54 AM EvilKid
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* "Syaoran" of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' has a version of this, being in love with what appears to be an ''alternate universe clone'' of his mother. Instead of wanting to ''kill'' his father, he wants to ''be'' him. To the point that he's been going by his father's name since he was seven [[spoiler:his real name is Tsubasa]] and for several years (until it was revealed that he was the ''son'' of Syaoran) he was thought to ''be'' his father by most of the fandom, as he looks exactly like him, acts similarly, has identical abilities, etc. The problem has later been justified or muddled, its hard to tell, by the fact that his father is apparently [[MyOwnGrampa his clone]], and his mother is a clone of his own Sakura. At precisely which point in the either 4-man or 2-man loop (which one it is depends on perspective) this trope sets in is a matter best left to philosophers on illegal substances with mental disorders. The philosophers have the mental disorders. [[MindScrew Probably]].

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* "Syaoran" [[spoiler:"Syaoran"]] of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' has a version of this, being in love with what appears to be an ''alternate universe clone'' of his mother. Instead of wanting to ''kill'' his father, he wants to ''be'' him. To the point that he's been going by his father's name since he was seven [[spoiler:his real name is Tsubasa]] and for several years (until it was revealed that he was the ''son'' of Syaoran) [[spoiler:Syaoran]]) he was thought to ''be'' his father by most of the fandom, as he looks exactly like him, acts similarly, has identical abilities, etc. The problem has later been justified or muddled, its hard to tell, by [[spoiler:by the fact that his father is apparently [[MyOwnGrampa his clone]], and his mother is a clone of his own Sakura. Sakura]]. At precisely which point in the either 4-man [[spoiler:4-man or 2-man loop loop]] (which one it is depends on perspective) this trope sets in is a matter best left to philosophers on illegal substances with mental disorders. The philosophers have the mental disorders. [[MindScrew Probably]].
17th Jan '17 3:46:58 AM AgentSkyblueM7
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker was very obsessed with his mother. He marries an older woman who looks like his mother. His mother's death is one of the things that drives him to the Dark Side. He supposedly doesn't have a biological father, but Palpatine is hinted to have used the Force to create him and acts as a father figure. Obi Wan is also a father figure to Anakin. Guess what happens to both of them. Perhaps this is InTheBlood, since in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ([[FateoftheJedi Fate of the Jedi: Allies onward]]), Luke's son Ben likes a girl who's similar to his (dead) mother, and sides with her over his father in every argument…

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker was very obsessed with his mother. He marries an older woman who looks like his mother. His mother's death is one of the things that drives him to the Dark Side. He supposedly doesn't have a biological father, but Palpatine is hinted to have used the Force to create him and acts as a father figure. Obi Wan is also a father figure to Anakin. Guess what happens to both of them. Ironically, [[PapaWolf being a father himself had helped him turn away from the Dark Side]]. Perhaps this is InTheBlood, since in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ([[FateoftheJedi Fate of the Jedi: Allies onward]]), Luke's son Ben likes a girl who's similar to his (dead) mother, and sides with her over his father in every argument…
7th Jan '17 9:54:13 AM nombretomado
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** The members of the Cobra Unit all regard [[ActionGirl The Boss]] as a mother figure… including The Sorrow who would go on to become her LoveInterest and the father of her child. This is, unsurprisingly, made fun of in [[http://www.gigaville.com/comic.php?id=333 this]] strip of TheLastDaysofFoxhound.

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** The members of the Cobra Unit all regard [[ActionGirl The Boss]] as a mother figure… including The Sorrow who would go on to become her LoveInterest and the father of her child. This is, unsurprisingly, made fun of in [[http://www.gigaville.com/comic.php?id=333 this]] strip of TheLastDaysofFoxhound.''Webcomic/TheLastDaysofFoxhound''.
6th Jan '17 11:40:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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It's fairly difficult to use this trope explicitly, since the psychological aspects of the mother figure involved are usually lost to [[FreudWasRight cruder imaginations]].

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It's fairly difficult to use this trope explicitly, since the psychological aspects of the mother figure involved are usually lost to [[FreudWasRight cruder imaginations]].
imaginations.
23rd Dec '16 4:17:24 AM HeSupplanted
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->''And what's an [[HumongousMecha Eva]]? Is that like, a [[LampshadeHanging Freudian]] thing?

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->''And what's an [[HumongousMecha Eva]]? Is that like, a [[LampshadeHanging Freudian]] thing?thing?''
23rd Dec '16 4:15:43 AM HeSupplanted
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* One of '''many''' interpretations of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', since Shinji has a [[WellDoneSonGuy love]]-hate relationship with his [[AbusiveParents father]] and motherhood is a central theme of the series. [[spoiler: And most importantly, one of Shinji's love interest [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] turns out to be clone of [[ParentalIncest his mother]] and her soul (or at least part of it) is part of his EVA Unit]]. This is even lampshaded in Shinji's [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments rant]].

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* One of '''many''' interpretations of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and interviews with Creator/HideakiAnno [[WordOfGod suggest that he was actually aiming for this]], since Shinji has a [[WellDoneSonGuy love]]-hate relationship with his [[AbusiveParents father]] and motherhood is a central theme of the series. [[spoiler: And most importantly, one of Shinji's love interest [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] turns out to be clone of [[ParentalIncest his mother]] and her soul (or at least part of it) is part of his EVA Unit]]. This is even lampshaded in Shinji's [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments rant]].rant]].
->''And what's an [[HumongousMecha Eva]]? Is that like, a [[LampshadeHanging Freudian]] thing?
13th Dec '16 11:36:17 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* PlayedForLaughs in {{Creator/ChrisSavino}}'s ''The Complex Adventures of Eddie Puss'', where the young kitten Eddie consonantly tries peeping at his mom and one-upping his dad. For example, Eddie drops his fork during dinner to look up her skirt and in another comic he gets his mom to breastfeed him while his dad sits beside her, angry that she wouldn't fool around with him because of Eddie's presence.

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* PlayedForLaughs in {{Creator/ChrisSavino}}'s Creator/ChrisSavino's ''The Complex Adventures of Eddie Puss'', where the young kitten Eddie consonantly tries peeping at his mom and one-upping his dad. For example, Eddie drops his fork during dinner to look up her skirt and in another comic he gets his mom to breastfeed him while his dad sits beside her, angry that she wouldn't fool around with him because of Eddie's presence.
13th Dec '16 11:33:39 AM DastardlyDemolition
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PlayedForLaughs in {{Creator/ChrisSavino}}'s ''The Complex Adventures of Eddie Puss'', where the young kitten Eddie consonantly tries peeping at his mom and one-upping his dad. For example, Eddie drops his fork during dinner to look up her skirt and in another comic he gets his mom to breastfeed him while his dad sits beside her, angry that she wouldn't fool around with him because of Eddie's presence.

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* PlayedForLaughs in {{Creator/ChrisSavino}}'s ''The Complex Adventures of Eddie Puss'', where the young kitten Eddie consonantly tries peeping at his mom and one-upping his dad. For example, Eddie drops his fork during dinner to look up her skirt and in another comic he gets his mom to breastfeed him while his dad sits beside her, angry that she wouldn't fool around with him because of Eddie's presence.
13th Dec '16 11:33:18 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* One of '''many''' interpretations of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', since Shinji has a [[WellDoneSonGuy love]]-hate relationship with his [[AbusiveParents father]] and motherhood is a central theme of the series. [[spoiler: And most importantly, one of Shinji's love interest [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] turns out to be clone of [[ParentalIncest his mother]] and her soul (or at least part of it) is part of his EVA Unit]]. This is even lampshaded in Shinji's [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments rant]].



* One of '''many''' interpretations of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', since Shinji has a [[WellDoneSonGuy love]]-hate relationship with his [[AbusiveParents father]] and motherhood is a central theme of the series. [[spoiler: And most importantly, one of Shinji's love interest [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] turns out to be clone of [[ParentalIncest his mother]] and her soul (or at least part of it) is part of his EVA Unit]]. This is even lampshaded in Shinji's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny rant]].

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* One PlayedForLaughs in {{Creator/ChrisSavino}}'s ''The Complex Adventures of '''many''' interpretations of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', since Shinji has a [[WellDoneSonGuy love]]-hate relationship Eddie Puss'', where the young kitten Eddie consonantly tries peeping at his mom and one-upping his dad. For example, Eddie drops his fork during dinner to look up her skirt and in another comic he gets his mom to breastfeed him while his dad sits beside her, angry that she wouldn't fool around with his [[AbusiveParents father]] and motherhood is a central theme him because of the series. [[spoiler: And most importantly, one of Shinji's love interest [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] turns out to be clone of [[ParentalIncest his mother]] and her soul (or at least part of it) is part of his EVA Unit]]. This is even lampshaded in Shinji's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny rant]].Eddie's presence.
7th Dec '16 10:39:06 AM Sakubara
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* One of '''many''' interpretations of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', since Shinji has a [[WellDoneSonGuy love]]-hate relationship with his [[AbusiveParents father]] and motherhood is a central theme of the series. [[spoiler: And most importantly, one of Shinji's love interest [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] turns out to be clone of [[ParentalIncest his mother]] and her soul (or at least part of it) is part of his EVA Unit]]. This is even lampshaded in Shinji's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny rant]].
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