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29th Dec '17 8:26:38 PM Apocrypha
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** OedipusComplex seems to [[InTheBlood run hard in the Skywalker line]] as Anakin[[spoiler: 's IdenticalGrandson Ben Solo aka Kylo Ren]] has definitely a case. Despite his contempt for and earlier murder of his father, Kylo ultimately can't bring himself to do the same to his mother. He also fixates on Rey, who bears a strong resemblance to his mother, [[spoiler: and kills his ''other'' father figure, Snoke, to save her life.]]

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** OedipusComplex seems to [[InTheBlood run hard in [[spoiler:[[InTheBlood the Skywalker line]] as Anakin[[spoiler: 's line]]; just take a look at Anakin's IdenticalGrandson Ben Solo aka aka]] Kylo Ren]] has Ren, who definitely has a case. Despite his contempt for and earlier murder of his father, Kylo ultimately can't bring himself to do the same to his mother. He also fixates on Rey, who bears a strong resemblance to his mother, [[spoiler: and kills his ''other'' father figure, Snoke, to save her life.]]
26th Dec '17 5:17:56 PM nombretomado
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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…

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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 ([[Literature/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…
25th Dec '17 4:44:12 PM bleach246
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** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], [[spoiler:the homunculus Envy's goal in life is killing Hohenheim. At the same time, he's immensely jealous of Edward because he is Hohenheim's ''real'' son--and, presumably, because he is the most similar to Hohenheim and [[FanNickname Hoju]] in appearance and personality. In the movie, he even succeeds not only in killing Hohenheim before Ed's very shocked eyes, but also in ''not'' crying "Daddy, why don't you love me?" Interestingly, Ed looks absolutely shell-shocked for about ''two minutes'' and he later doesn't seem to care much, which might or might not mean a lot about how he really feels towards his old man. Then again, he doesn't seem to care much about Alfons's death either and [[CanonDisContinuity maybe the movie never happened]]]].

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** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], [[spoiler:the homunculus Envy's goal in life is killing Hohenheim. At the same time, he's immensely jealous of Edward because he is Hohenheim's ''real'' son--and, presumably, because he is the most similar to Hohenheim and [[FanNickname Hoju]] in appearance and personality. In the movie, he even succeeds not only in killing Hohenheim before Ed's very shocked eyes, but also in ''not'' crying "Daddy, why don't you love me?" Interestingly, Ed looks absolutely shell-shocked for about ''two minutes'' and he later doesn't seem to care much, which might or might not mean a lot about how he really feels towards his old man. Then again, he doesn't seem to care much about Alfons's death either and [[CanonDisContinuity maybe the movie never happened]]]].me?"]].
17th Dec '17 3:45:38 AM leraluna
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** OedipusComplex seems to [[InTheBlood run hard in the Skywalker line]] as Anakin[[spoiler: 's IdenticalGrandson Ben Solo aka Kylo Ren]] has definitely a case. Despite his contempt for and earlier murder of his father, Kylo ultimately can't bring himself to do the same to his mother. He also fixates on Rey, who bears a strong resemblance to his mother, [[spoiler: and kills his ''other'' father figure, Snoke, to save her life.]]
27th Nov '17 6:51:06 PM dotchan
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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]]:

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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 (BlooperReels only) [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments rant]]:
13th Oct '17 11:36:35 PM DesiredUsernameTaken
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Mr. Cat mentions having an Oedipus Complex, but later gets over it with psychotherapy and decides that he never liked his mother.
10th Oct '17 5:04:21 PM eroock
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A subtrope of MurderInTheFamily.


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A subtrope of MurderInTheFamily. Compare JealousParent.
28th Sep '17 6:21:04 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom novel ''Magic to the Bone'', Allie fought quite hard to extricate herself from her father.

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* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom novel ''Magic to the Bone'', ''Literature/MagicToTheBone'', Allie fought quite hard to extricate herself from her father.
22nd Sep '17 9:55:36 PM WaterBlap
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21st Sep '17 12:04:13 AM PaulA
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* Music/TomLehrer's ''Oedipus Rex''.

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* Music/TomLehrer's ''Oedipus Rex''."Oedipus Rex", from ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'':
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