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24th Aug '16 11:57:24 PM WinterWitch
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', the title character's mother was an insane religious fanatic who believed that her daughter was the spawn of the devil because of her telekinetic powers, and tried to kill Carrie once when she was a baby. When Carrie comes home to confront her mother during her telekinetic rampage after being [[BewareTheNiceOnes pushed too far at her prom]], she tries to kill Carrie once more, putting a knife into her daughter's shoulder before Carrie telekinetically [[SelfMadeOrphan stops her heart]].

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', the title character's mother was an insane a religious fanatic who believed that her daughter was the spawn of the devil because of her telekinetic powers, and tried to kill Carrie once when she was a baby. When Carrie comes home to confront her mother during her telekinetic rampage after being [[BewareTheNiceOnes pushed too far at her prom]], she tries to kill Carrie once more, putting a knife into her daughter's shoulder before Carrie telekinetically [[SelfMadeOrphan stops her heart]].
19th Aug '16 12:17:46 AM rmctagg09
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For the [[InvertedTrope inversion]]/opposite of this trope, see SelfMadeOrphan, {{Patricide}} and {{Matricide}}.

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For the [[InvertedTrope inversion]]/opposite of this trope, see SelfMadeOrphan, {{Patricide}} and {{Matricide}}.
{{Matricide}}. A subtrope of MurderInTheFamily.
11th Aug '16 9:10:00 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]'', the ancient and ruthless Barrayaran Emperor Ezar gave the nod to an invasion of Escobar he knew could not be won (thanks to a tech breakthrough by Escobar's ally Beta Colony) as a [[TheUriahGambit smokescreen]] to blow up the flagship containing his AxCrazy son Crown Prince Serg and politically wreck the expansionist factions that supported and hoped to manipulate him. Contains a bit of DeliberateValuesDissonance, as he could have assassinated his son in any number of ways, but by orchestrating a war for Serg to die in, Ezar allowed him to die in the heat of battle, the most honorable death a Barrayan can have while also taking out Serg's supporters, who would be left intact if he was simply assassinated. There's also the fate of "mutie" infants (genuine or suspected) among traditionalist country folk, and historically among all Barrayarans during the Time of Isolation.

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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]'', ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'',
the ancient and ruthless Barrayaran Emperor Ezar gave the nod to an invasion of Escobar he knew could not be won (thanks to a tech breakthrough by Escobar's ally Beta Colony) as a [[TheUriahGambit smokescreen]] to blow up the flagship containing his AxCrazy son Crown Prince Serg and politically wreck the expansionist factions that supported and hoped to manipulate him. Contains a bit of DeliberateValuesDissonance, as he could have assassinated his son in any number of ways, but by orchestrating a war for Serg to die in, Ezar allowed him to die in the heat of battle, the most honorable death a Barrayan can have while also taking out Serg's supporters, who would be left intact if he was simply assassinated. assassinated.
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There's also the fate of "mutie" infants (genuine or suspected) among traditionalist country folk, and historically among all Barrayarans during the Time of Isolation.
6th Aug '16 6:49:05 PM SugarPrincess125
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* In the Valentine Murder Case in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', [[spoiler: Katsuhiko Minagawa's adopted mother/aunt kills him by putting poison in his coffee]] in order to save the family business by [[FinancialAbuse collecting]] his life insurance. In the process, she also [[spoiler: frames his crush Yoshimi]] because she looks like his deceased biological mother ''and'' she gave him chocolate -- Mrs. Minagawa knows that [[RealMenHateSugar Katsuhiko doesn't like sweets]], so she puts the blame on Yoshimi by [[spoiler: switching the one Yoshimi gave to him a poisoned one.]]

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* In the Valentine Murder Case in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', [[spoiler: Katsuhiko Minagawa's adopted adoptive mother/aunt kills him by putting poison in his coffee]] in order to save the family business by [[FinancialAbuse collecting]] his life insurance. In the process, she also [[spoiler: frames his crush Yoshimi]] because she looks like his deceased biological mother ''and'' she gave him chocolate -- Mrs. Minagawa knows that [[RealMenHateSugar Katsuhiko doesn't like sweets]], so she puts the blame on Yoshimi by [[spoiler: switching the one Yoshimi gave to him a poisoned one.]]
5th Aug '16 3:39:27 PM godzillavkk
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'''"I Need A Spare Bedroom"''': The child is blameless (or at least not guilty of anything deserving of death); the parent just wants to dispose of the child for some reason. Maybe there's a [[Theatre/OedipusRex prophecy]] about the kid coming back and killing the parent and the parent figures "It's me or them"; maybe the parent has to [[DealWithTheDevil keep a pact]] made with a dark power in which the child's life is the price; maybe you've been born into a family of power but Mom and/or Dad [[ParentalFavoritism likes your younger sibling better]] and wants [[TheUnfavourite you out of the way]] of their ascent into power; maybe you were born as [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent an unacceptable nonconformist]]; maybe the parent would rather see you dead than with [[ParentalMarriageVeto someone he didn't choose for you]] or believes that you've [[HonorRelatedAbuse stained the honor of the family in some fashion]]; maybe the [[MaternalDeathBlameTheChild circumstances of your birth]] are to blame, maybe he thinks YouShouldHaveDiedInstead of some favored sibling or the other parent; maybe they find you the painful reminder of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe suspected infidelity]]; and/or maybe the parent is [[EvilMatriarch just]]... [[ArchnemesisDad plain]]... {{evil|Overlord}}. And doesn't like you.

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'''"I Need A Spare Bedroom"''': The child is blameless (or at least not guilty of anything deserving of death); the parent just wants to dispose of the child for some reason. Maybe there's a [[Theatre/OedipusRex prophecy]] about the kid coming back and killing the parent and the parent figures "It's me or them"; maybe the parent has to [[DealWithTheDevil keep a pact]] made with a dark power in which the child's life is the price; maybe you've been born into a family of power but Mom and/or Dad [[ParentalFavoritism likes your younger sibling better]] and wants [[TheUnfavourite you out of the way]] of their ascent into power; maybe you were born as [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent an unacceptable nonconformist]]; maybe the parent would rather see you dead than with [[ParentalMarriageVeto someone he didn't choose for you]] or believes that you've [[HonorRelatedAbuse stained the honor of the family in some fashion]]; maybe the [[MaternalDeathBlameTheChild circumstances of your birth]] are to blame, maybe he thinks YouShouldHaveDiedInstead of some favored sibling or the other parent; maybe they feel threatened or jealous of you because while you're growing up, they are growing old and/or they fear that you'll become better then then and/or will replace you, maybe they find you the painful reminder of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe suspected infidelity]]; and/or maybe the parent is [[EvilMatriarch just]]... [[ArchnemesisDad plain]]... {{evil|Overlord}}. And doesn't like you.
1st Aug '16 1:30:09 PM Dravencour
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** After the Eclipse, Casca miscarries her and Guts' child due to the horrible trauma she suffered as a result of the events of the Eclipse. Seeing that the fetus was [[FetusTerrible corrupted with evil]] as a result of [[spoiler:Casca being raped by Femto]], [[ThatThingIsNotMyChild Guts disowns it]] and immediately tries to kill it, but [[MamaBear Casca intervenes]] and the child disappears at daybreak.

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** After the Eclipse, Casca miscarries her and Guts' the child she and Guts made due to the horrible trauma she suffered as a result of the events of the Eclipse. during their literally hellish ordeal. Seeing that the fetus was [[FetusTerrible corrupted with evil]] as a result of [[spoiler:Casca being having been raped by Femto]], [[ThatThingIsNotMyChild Guts disowns it]] and immediately tries to kill it, but [[MamaBear Casca intervenes]] and the child disappears at daybreak.
23rd Jul '16 5:27:24 PM WillBGood
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* Practiced in a roundabout way by the Ottoman Royalty: In order to prevent {{Succession Cris|is}}, the crown prince was allowed (indeed, encouraged) to off his brothers, and the whole practice was very strictly codified in the legal system. In essence, though he did not do the actual killing, the Sultan knew that ThereCanOnlyBeOne and implicitly agreed for his other sons to be killed when he picked his successor. In an ironic twist of fate, the abolishment of the system and the subsequent measures to ''prevent'' the princes from killing each other by placing them under strict security led to a string of Sultans who had grown up out of touch with the world and drove the empire to the ground at a time it was facing new challenge from Europe and desperately needed strong, experienced leaders.

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* Practiced in a roundabout way by the Ottoman Royalty: In order to prevent {{Succession Cris|is}}, Cris|is}}es, the crown prince was allowed (indeed, encouraged) to off his brothers, and the whole practice was very strictly codified in the legal system. In essence, though he did not do the actual killing, the Sultan knew that ThereCanOnlyBeOne and implicitly agreed for his other sons to be killed when he picked his successor. In an ironic twist of fate, the abolishment of the system and the subsequent measures to ''prevent'' the princes from killing each other by placing them under strict security led to a string of Sultans who had grown up out of touch with the world and drove the empire to the ground at a time it was facing new challenge from Europe and desperately needed strong, experienced leaders.
23rd Jul '16 10:21:34 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''VideoGame/{{POPGOES}}'' has a big reveal concerning the origin of the Blackrabbit, [[spoiler:namely that Frtiz is trying to bring his daughter -- whom he had chopped into pieces in a PTSD fit -- back to life by having her possess it]].
17th Jul '16 9:21:44 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' features Queen Cassiopeia being forced to sacrifice her virgin daughter Andromeda to the Kraken, due to having slighted the goddess Thetis ''in her own temple''.

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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'' features Queen Cassiopeia being forced to sacrifice her virgin daughter Andromeda to the Kraken, due to having slighted the goddess Thetis ''in her own temple''.
29th Jun '16 3:09:29 PM kazokuhouou
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* Tokugawa Harusada in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: The Inner Chambers'' has taken to poisoning her own numerous grandchildren and pitting the mothers of said grandchildren against each other just because she was bored.
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