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19th Sep '16 11:23:03 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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{{Gender Flip}}s are less common; I.E. fathers more concerned about the girls/women their '''sons''' date. This is due to the breaking down of [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale female-on-male abuse]] and [[ChristmasCake cougars]] (i.e. older women dating younger men), so it is TruthInTelevision in a way. There's also the "mothers being overprotective over their sons/daughters" kind of genderflips.

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{{Gender Flip}}s are less common; I.E. fathers more concerned about the girls/women their '''sons''' date. This is due to the breaking down of [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale female-on-male abuse]] and [[ChristmasCake cougars]] (i.e. older women dating younger men), so it is TruthInTelevision in a way. There's also the "mothers "[[MyBelovedSmother mothers being overprotective over their sons/daughters" sons/daughters]]" kind of genderflips.
genderflips, often associated with the JewishMother stereotype.
10th Sep '16 5:12:47 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* In ''Herbie: Fully Loaded'', Ray Peyton Sr. is dead set against his daughter Maggie being a racer, as much as she wants to follow in his footsteps. This is for two understandable reasons; one, because she had gotten into a bad car accident while street racing years ago, and two:
-->'''Ray Peyton Sr.:''' Because you're [[StrongFamilyResemblance the spitting image of your]] [[MissingMom mother]]. And I can't loose her twice.
10th Sep '16 4:54:37 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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** Don't forget that in the prequel, [[spoiler:humans killed Ariel's mother, whom out of all their daughters, [[StrongFamilyResemblance Ariel is the spitting image of]]]]. This ''definitely'' makes Triton's reasoning more understandable. [[spoiler:He probably couldn't bare the thought of basically losing his wife ''twice''.]]

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** Don't forget that in the prequel, [[spoiler:humans killed Ariel's mother, whom out of all their daughters, [[StrongFamilyResemblance Ariel is the spitting image of]]]]. This ''definitely'' makes Triton's reasoning more understandable. [[spoiler:He probably couldn't bare bear the thought of basically losing his wife ''twice''.]]
10th Sep '16 4:53:04 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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** Don't forget that in the prequel, [[spoilers:humans killed Ariel's mother, whom out of all their daughters, [[StrongFamilyResemblance Ariel is the spitting image of]]]]. This ''definitely'' makes Triton's reasoning more understandable. [[spoiler:He probably couldn't bare the thought of basically losing his wife ''twice''.]]

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** Don't forget that in the prequel, [[spoilers:humans [[spoiler:humans killed Ariel's mother, whom out of all their daughters, [[StrongFamilyResemblance Ariel is the spitting image of]]]]. This ''definitely'' makes Triton's reasoning more understandable. [[spoiler:He probably couldn't bare the thought of basically losing his wife ''twice''.]]
10th Sep '16 4:51:48 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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** King Triton is an interesting variation on this. He's actually over the moon when he finds out Ariel has a potential suitor, only he assumes it's a ''mer''man. He becomes a more recognizable OverprotectiveDad when he finds it out it's actually a human, going as far as to trash Ariel's grotto.When you consider that humans constantly prey on sea creatures for food (not to mention Ariel knows ''nothing'' about Eric), Triton's position is a little more understandable.

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** King Triton is an interesting variation on this. He's actually over the moon when he finds out Ariel has a potential suitor, only he assumes it's a ''mer''man. He becomes a more recognizable OverprotectiveDad when he finds it out it's actually a human, going as far as to trash Ariel's grotto. When you consider that humans constantly prey on sea creatures for food (not to mention Ariel knows ''nothing'' about Eric), Triton's position is a little more understandable.understandable.
** Don't forget that in the prequel, [[spoilers:humans killed Ariel's mother, whom out of all their daughters, [[StrongFamilyResemblance Ariel is the spitting image of]]]]. This ''definitely'' makes Triton's reasoning more understandable. [[spoiler:He probably couldn't bare the thought of basically losing his wife ''twice''.]]
6th Sep '16 9:26:25 PM ExSlacker
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* Professor Gaudile from ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'' created Cinnamon, and keeps her sheltered for most of her life in his laboratory, stemming from Gaudile's distrust of anything or anyone from the outside world. This leaves the girl a bit naïve about a couple of things, like befriending the thief who's come to kidnap her (although, it turns out that the thief isn't such a baddie anyway).
26th Aug '16 11:42:34 PM NoxSky12599
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** For a surrogate father example, the LivingToy Thunder Soldier was extremely protective of his surrogate daughter Rebecca when she was a child, protecting her both from serious threats like kidnappers and from minor things like boys asking her out. Though he lost those overprotective traits as she grew up.

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** For a surrogate father example, the LivingToy Thunder Soldier was extremely protective of his surrogate daughter Rebecca when she was a child, protecting her both from serious threats like kidnappers and from minor things like boys asking her out. Though he lost those overprotective traits as she grew up. [[spoiler: Later, it's revealed that he really IS her father, Kyros, who was [[BalefulPolymorph transformed]] into a toy by one of Doflamingo's minions. Unfortunately, the curse also causes everyone else to forget he ever existed, so she doesn't realize it until after the curse is broken.]]
22nd Aug '16 1:06:10 AM NNinja
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** A lesser example is Piccolo to Gohan. Even when Gohan becomes ''far'' more powerful than him, he wouldn't hesitate to make sure that no-one [[PapaWolf tries to hurt the boy.]]
18th Aug '16 6:45:16 PM jormis29
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* Creator/RogerEbert once condemned the Tony Danza movie ''She's Out of Control'' for dragging this into {{Squick}} levels.

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* Creator/RogerEbert once condemned the Tony Danza movie ''She's Out of Control'' ''Film/ShesOutOfControl'' for dragging this into {{Squick}} levels.
17th Aug '16 11:19:06 PM PaulA
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* Savagely deconstructed in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' series. Sergeant Bothari is crazily overprotective of his daughter Elena and gets violent in ''The Warrior's Apprentice'' when a guy tries to start a relationship with her. It's typical of this trope for the dad to be overprotective because he knows AllMenArePerverts. Well, in Bothari's case, he is a former rapist and she herself is the product of him raping a prisoner-of-war. After Elena finds this out, she is utterly disgusted by him.

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* Savagely deconstructed in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' series. ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice''. Sergeant Bothari is crazily overprotective of his daughter Elena and gets violent in ''The Warrior's Apprentice'' when a guy tries to start a relationship with her. It's typical of this trope for the dad to be overprotective because he knows AllMenArePerverts. Well, in Bothari's case, he is a former rapist and she herself is the product of him raping a prisoner-of-war. After Elena finds this out, she is utterly disgusted by him.
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