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10th Nov '16 5:24:14 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', the amnesiac Phaethon learns that he is suing to have his father Helion declared dead. Later he offers Helion the information he needs to restore a lost hour to his memory and so be the same person--at a price. Only in ''The Golden Transcedence'' does Daphne reveal to Helion that [[spoiler:in that hour, he had [[IGaveMyWord promised]] Phaethon the price that Phaethon had set for the memory.]]

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', the amnesiac Phaethon learns that he is suing to have his father Helion declared dead. Later he offers Helion the information he needs to restore a lost hour to his memory and so be the same person--at a price. Only in ''The Golden Transcedence'' does Daphne reveal to Helion that [[spoiler:in that hour, he had [[IGaveMyWord promised]] Phaethon the price that Phaethon had set for the memory.]]
2nd Nov '16 10:34:28 AM Phys101
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''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'', the Greek Tragedy dramatized in BC 429 by 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.

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''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'', the Greek Tragedy dramatized in BC 429 by Creator/{{Sophocles}}, is the TropeNamer, and UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud is the TropeCodifier. Oedipus, however, is not a true an 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 [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint Not that you'd ever know any of this beyond "slept with his mother"]] without reading at least something about the original tragedy or a transcription of it.
and its bloody finale.
7th Oct '16 2:19:47 AM 900019
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* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** GenderFlipped 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''.
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).
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