History Main / OffingtheOffspring

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.
27th Jun '16 8:10:53 AM LordGro
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[[caption-width-right:300:Because there weren't enough traumatic experiences for poor Asuka already.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Because there weren't enough traumatic experiences for poor Asuka already.]]
27th Jun '16 7:03:05 AM Dravencour
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[[caption-width-right:300:Because there weren't enough traumatic experiences already.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Because there weren't enough traumatic experiences for poor Asuka already.]]
27th Jun '16 7:02:35 AM Dravencour
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Sadly, [[TruthInTelevision there have been many cases of real-life parents]] -- both mothers and fathers -- who murder their own children. In case you are wondering, the technical therm for this kind of murder is "filicide".

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Sadly, [[TruthInTelevision there have been many cases of real-life parents]] -- both mothers and fathers -- who murder their own children. In case you are wondering, the technical therm term for this kind of murder is "filicide".
22nd Jun '16 4:05:39 PM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' has a particularly evil one. [[spoiler:Viola's father runs towards the titular house and sees his daughter leaving it, with the witch right behind her. Wanting to protect her, he shoots the witch twice and runs home with his daughter... only, the True Ending reveals that the bodies have long been switched. Viola's father shot his own daughter, in the witch's body. And he doesn't even know.]]
20th Jun '16 2:59:38 AM WM-R
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* [[UsefulNotes/ThreeKingdomsShuWeiWu Liu Bei]] did this to his adopted son Liu Feng, after the latter both failed to aid the general Guan Yu and was unable to hold on to his newly conquered territory. To be fair to Liu Feng, he didn't have the forces necessary to aid Guan Yu, and he was both outnumbered and betrayed from within when he tried to defend his territory. Liu Feng was also a potential future rival to Liu Bei's blood-related son Liu Shan (he had gained a reputation for being a reliable and capable military commander, while Shan had no real accomplishments to his name), and so there is a strong argument that Liu Bei decided to take Feng's failures as an opportunity to nip a potential succession crisis in the bud.
17th Jun '16 4:09:22 AM TheLaughingFist
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* Ragyo Kiryuin from Anime/KillLaKill has one of the more strange cases of this trope, as when she's not trying to kill her children, along with the rest of the world, she is molesting and at points just having sex with them.
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