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24th Apr '16 6:11:15 AM GamingFan1997
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* This is half the entire premise behind the horror film ''Film/TheOmen1976'', since the kid in question is the ultimate Bad Seed, the Antichrist, and has to be offed.

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* This is half the entire premise behind the horror film ''Film/TheOmen1976'', since the kid in question is the ultimate Bad Seed, the Antichrist, and has to be offed. [[TheBadGuyWins He survives]].
8th Apr '16 1:33:59 AM CaptainTedium
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* Spanky Ham did this twice in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''. In "Unrestrainable Trainable", Captain Hero lamenting that he is a worse father than Spanky is followed by Spanky's wife giving birth and Spanky grinding his newborn son into sausage. The later episode "Charlotte's Web of Lies" has him eliminate the spider Charlotte and the children they had together by squishing them with a restaurant menu.
7th Apr '16 7:57:43 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Sadly, [[TruthInTelevision there have been many cases of real-life parents]] -- both mothers and fathers -- who murder their own children.

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Sadly, [[TruthInTelevision there have been many cases of real-life parents]] -- both mothers and fathers -- who murder their own children.
children. In case you are wondering, the technical therm for this kind of murder is "filicide".
7th Apr '16 5:56:37 AM Dravencour
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', [[spoiler:three of the four major endings require you to do this to your son Shaun, who you have spent the better part of the game trying to reach, due to him having become Father, the director of the Institute and the game's primary BigBad, in one of the more tragic examples of The Bad Seed. If you're feeling especially cruel, you can also do this to Synth Shaun by leaving him to die when the Institute goes kaboom, but virtually every one of the good companions and [=NPC=]s with you will hate this decision]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', [[spoiler:three of the four major endings require you to do this to your son Shaun, who you have spent the better part of the game trying to reach, due to him having become Father, the director of the Institute and the game's primary BigBad, during the course of the sixty years between his kidnapping from Vault 111 and your release from that same Vault, in one of the more tragic examples of The Bad Seed. If you're feeling especially cruel, you can also do this to Synth Shaun by leaving him to die when the Institute goes kaboom, but virtually every one of the good companions and [=NPC=]s with you will hate this decision]].
7th Apr '16 5:46:05 AM Dravencour
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', [[spoiler:three of the four major endings require you to do this to your son Shaun, who you have spent the better part of the game trying to reach, due to him having become Father, the director of the Institute and the game's primary BigBad, in one of the more tragic examples of The Bad Seed. If you're feeling especially cruel, you can also do this to Synth Shaun by leaving him to die when the Institute goes kaboom, but virtually every one of the good companions and NPCs will hate this decision]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', [[spoiler:three of the four major endings require you to do this to your son Shaun, who you have spent the better part of the game trying to reach, due to him having become Father, the director of the Institute and the game's primary BigBad, in one of the more tragic examples of The Bad Seed. If you're feeling especially cruel, you can also do this to Synth Shaun by leaving him to die when the Institute goes kaboom, but virtually every one of the good companions and NPCs [=NPC=]s with you will hate this decision]].
7th Apr '16 5:45:14 AM Dravencour
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', [[spoiler:three of the four major endings require you to do this to your son Shaun, who you have spent the better part of the game trying to reach, due to him having become Father, the director of the Institute and the game's primary BigBad]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', [[spoiler:three of the four major endings require you to do this to your son Shaun, who you have spent the better part of the game trying to reach, due to him having become Father, the director of the Institute and the game's primary BigBad]].BigBad, in one of the more tragic examples of The Bad Seed. If you're feeling especially cruel, you can also do this to Synth Shaun by leaving him to die when the Institute goes kaboom, but virtually every one of the good companions and NPCs will hate this decision]].



* Webcomic/UnicornJelly - Chou's father forms an anti-nonhuman cult and tried to kill his daughter after she is transformed into crystalline-human hybrid.

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* Webcomic/UnicornJelly - Chou's father forms an anti-nonhuman cult and tried to kill his daughter after she is transformed into a crystalline-human hybrid.
7th Apr '16 5:41:53 AM Dravencour
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ann_Cotton Mary Ann Cotton]], did this for nearly ''her entire life''. She'd get married, kill her husband and children, then collect the insurance money. Then find some other guy. Rinse, lather, repeat.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ann_Cotton Mary Ann Cotton]], a particularly malignant BlackWidow, did this for nearly ''her entire life''. She'd get married, kill her husband and children, then collect the insurance money. Then find some other guy. Rinse, lather, repeat.
7th Apr '16 5:39:40 AM Dravencour
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* In the good ending of ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'', [[spoiler: Atrus, deciding that the various pillages and genocides committed by his two sons Sirrus and Achenar are unforgivable (and that both of them were responsible, not just one of them), destroys the the books that are the only way out of their prison Ages, dooming them to spend the rest of their lives in separate featureless black voids alone]]. Later games would {{Retcon}} their prisons to actual places, but in 1993 it looked like [[spoiler: Atrus effectively executed his sons]].
* ''Tekken'': Heihachi tries to kill his son Kazuya multiple times, and Kazuya later himself plans on trying to kill his son Jin. In Tekken 5, it's revealed even Heihachi's father Jinpachi held a certain mutual animosity for him. In Tekken 7, it seems that Kazumi Mishima, wife of Heihachi and mother of Kazuya, [[spoiler:hired Akuma to assassinate them both.]]

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* In the good ending of ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'', [[spoiler: Atrus, deciding that the various pillages and genocides committed by his two sons Sirrus and Achenar are unforgivable (and that both of them were responsible, not just one of them), destroys the the books that are the only way out of their prison Ages, dooming them to spend the rest of their lives in separate featureless black voids alone]]. Later games would {{Retcon}} their prisons to actual places, but in 1993 it looked like [[spoiler: Atrus effectively executed his sons]].
* ''Tekken'': ''Franchise/{{Tekken}}'': Heihachi tries to kill his son Kazuya multiple times, and Kazuya later himself plans on trying to kill his son Jin. In Tekken 5, it's revealed even Heihachi's father Jinpachi held a certain mutual animosity for him. In Tekken 7, it seems that Kazumi Mishima, wife of Heihachi and mother of Kazuya, [[spoiler:hired Akuma to assassinate them both.]]]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', [[spoiler:three of the four major endings require you to do this to your son Shaun, who you have spent the better part of the game trying to reach, due to him having become Father, the director of the Institute and the game's primary BigBad]].



** The first major story arc involves Croona Travoria's [[ThePlan gamble]] on driving her youngest daughter Luna to suicide while a royal knight is visiting, since a generous compensation package is given to the family should a family member die while a knight is visiting. Instead, Croona is killed by said knight. She does get some measure of revenge, as she leaves Luna ''nothing'' in her will.

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** The first major story arc involves Croona Travoria's [[ThePlan gamble]] on driving her youngest daughter Luna to suicide while a royal knight is visiting, since a generous compensation package is given to the family should a family member die while a knight is visiting. Instead, Croona is killed by said knight. She does get some measure of revenge, revenge from beyond the grave, as she leaves Luna ''nothing'' in her will.
23rd Mar '16 6:12:37 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** This is mixed with MercyKill. [[spoiler: After Takiko Okuda aka Genbu no Miko returns after being TrappedInAnotherWorld, she falls ill and everyone thinks it's either cancer or tuberculosis inherited from her deceased mother... but her dad Einosuke knows that she's being devoured from the inside by Genbu. He kills Takiko with this own hands to spare her from more suffering, and is then DrivenToSuicide.]] This is played differently in the ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' prequel, where [[HeroofAnotherStory Takiko is the main character]]: [[spoiler: Takiko had become an IllGirl due to tuberculosis, and would be sacrificed to Genbu if she didn't die of her IncurableCoughOfDeath, so she ultimately returned to the book... but ultimately the trope's played straight, with Einosuke mercy killing the dying Takiko through their bloodline as their medium, [[MurderSuicide by killing himself only]].]]
** In Genbu Kaiden there's also [[spoiler: Takiko's love interest, Prince [[GenderBender Uruki]] of Hokkan. He was prophesied to [[SelfMadeOrphan kill his father]], the Emperor's brother, so his mother sent Uruki away to save her child. Later, Uruki's ward was killed by an assassin sent by his dad, who wanted Uruki to die; he tried to fulfill the prophecy, but failed and not only he had to flee to Kutou, he was deeply embittered until Takiko came along.]]

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** This is mixed with MercyKill. [[spoiler: After Takiko Okuda aka Genbu no Miko returns after being TrappedInAnotherWorld, she falls ill and everyone thinks it's either cancer or tuberculosis inherited from her deceased mother... but her dad Einosuke knows that she's being devoured from the inside by Genbu. He kills Takiko with this own hands to spare her from more suffering, and is then DrivenToSuicide.]] This is played differently in the ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' prequel, where [[HeroofAnotherStory Takiko is the main character]]: [[spoiler: Takiko had become an IllGirl due to tuberculosis, and would be sacrificed to Genbu if she didn't die of her IncurableCoughOfDeath, so she ultimately returned to the book... but ultimately the trope's played straight, with Einosuke mercy killing the dying Takiko through their bloodline as their medium, [[MurderSuicide by killing himself only]].only]] whie holding the ''Universe of the four Gods'', where the dying Takiko is, in his hands. Takiko still lives for some miutes, managing to make two of her three wishes before dying more or less in peace, telling her remaining Senshi that her dad did it to help her.]]
** In Genbu Kaiden there's also [[spoiler: Takiko's love interest, Prince [[GenderBender Uruki]] of Hokkan. He was prophesied to [[SelfMadeOrphan kill his father]], the Emperor's brother, so his mother sent Uruki away to save her child. Later, Uruki's ward guardian was killed by an assassin sent by his dad, who had fallen into despair and wanted Uruki to die; he tried to fulfill the prophecy, but failed and not only he had to flee to Kutou, he was deeply embittered until Takiko came along.]]



* Misono from ''{{Manga/Narutaru}}'' tried to ''strangle'' a young Shiina once, having almost gone insane by the ''very'' strange death of her older daughter Mishou. Understandably, their relationship is ''very'' strained for the rest of the story. [[spoiler: And ironically, after it's more or less mended towards the end, Misono dies while trying to protect Shiina from a mob that wants to kill her.]]

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* Misono from ''{{Manga/Narutaru}}'' tried to ''strangle'' a young Shiina once, having almost gone insane by the ''very'' strange death of her older daughter Mishou. Understandably, their relationship is ''very'' strained for the rest of the story. [[spoiler: And ironically, after it's more or less mended towards the end, Misono dies while trying to protect ''protect'' Shiina from a mob that wants to kill her.]]



* A very tragic example can be found in ''Manga/TheLegendOfMotherSarah'' where the title character has no other choice but to [[spoiler: smother her own infant so that she and the family she's hiding with (including another young child) don't get noticed by the armed mercenaries who are exterminating the refugees she's a part of. Poor Sarah is silently weeping as she does so.]]
* ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' ends with [[spoiler:Umino, who had been abused by her father since infancy, being killed (and dismembered) by him.]] It's implied she knew all too well this would be her fate and she had accepted it.

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* A very tragic example can be found in ''Manga/TheLegendOfMotherSarah'' where the title character has no other choice but to [[spoiler: smother her own infant so that she and the family she's hiding with (including another young child) don't get noticed by the armed mercenaries who are exterminating the refugees she's a part of. Poor Sarah is silently weeping as she does so.so, and later punishes herself by [[BreastAttack mutilating her breast]].]]
* ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' ends with [[spoiler:Umino, [[spoiler:Mokuzu, who had been abused by her father since infancy, being killed (and dismembered) by him.]] It's implied she knew all too well this would be her fate and she had accepted it.
20th Mar '16 9:19:12 AM Silverblade2
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** Zeus also killed his son Iason out of anger for sleeping the goddess Demeter (who also had been Zeus's lover).



** Zeus killed his son Iason out of anger for sleeping the goddess Demeter (who also had been Zeus's lover).
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