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11th Dec '17 6:32:26 PM Mooncalf
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* This phenomenon may be attributed to the Westermarck effect; a "reverse imprinting" that happens between individuals spending their formative years in close contact (primarily sibling and parent/child relationships, but close friendships may sometimes apply as well). Put simply, the affected individual develops a unique perception of the other as someone who is not an applicable candidate for sex or romance. You don't see your parent, child or sibling as someone you should want to have sex with, or who is a sexual individual at all. This directly means that a father or brother sees their daughter/sister as a pure and untouchable creature rather than an ordinary woman (who men can lust after without problems), and any man who tries anything with their precious angel must be a beast for trying something so dastardly.
26th Nov '17 8:11:33 AM Malady
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** David/Prince Charming ranges from hostile to reluctant when it comes to Captain Hook dating his daughter, Emma.
-->'''Emma:''' Okay, Killian. We should get out of here before David decides to give you his Overprotective Dad Speech.
-->'''Hook:''' Well, you can spare yourself the trouble, mate. I assure you your daughter couldn't be in better hands.
-->'''David:''' That's exactly what worries me. Especially now that you have two of them.

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** David/Prince Charming ranges from hostile to reluctant when it comes to Captain Hook dating his daughter, Emma.
Emma.\\
-->'''Emma:''' Okay, Killian. We should get out of here before David decides to give you his Overprotective Dad Speech.
-->'''Hook:'''
Speech.\\
'''Hook:'''
Well, you can spare yourself the trouble, mate. I assure you your daughter couldn't be in better hands.
-->'''David:''' '''David:''' That's exactly what worries me. Especially now that you have two of them.



%%** ''Series/{{Casualty}}'' and its spin-off ''HolbyCity''

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13th Nov '17 1:30:25 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11123742/7/The-Vanishing-Cabinet-Of-Time The Vanishing Cabinet of Time]]'' Hermione gets her parents to allow Harry to spend the first two weeks of the summer after third year at their house.
-->'''Hermione:''' If Mum's words are anything to go by, Daddy will tell you all about his days in the SAS during his father-to-boyfriend talk with you.\\
'''Harry:''' Offensive tactics meant to scare me. 'Treat my daughter wrong and I'll use my pistol.' Gotcha.\\
'''Hermione:''' More like his shotgun. But yes, pretty much.
12th Nov '17 1:04:21 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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You know this guy. You might even ''be'' this guy, if you're a father. Well aware of the sex-obsessed horndogs that teenage guys can be -- probably because he used to ''be'' one -- the Overprotective Dad wants to protect his daughter from being exploited. Unfortunately, he tends to take it all too far, holding the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_Simple_Rules Eight Simple Rules For Dating My Teenaged Daughter]] as his personal bible.

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You know this guy. You might even ''be'' this guy, if you're a father. Well aware of the sex-obsessed horndogs that teenage guys can be -- probably because he used to ''be'' one -- the Overprotective Dad wants to protect his daughter from being exploited. Unfortunately, he tends to take it all too far, holding the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_Simple_Rules [[Series/EightSimpleRules Eight Simple Rules For Dating My Teenaged Daughter]] as his personal bible.
8th Nov '17 9:59:14 AM xcountryguy
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** King Neptune locked his only daughter, Princess Shirahoshi, in her room for ten years. However he was ProperlyParanoid as the poor girl was being stalked by a dangerous StalkerWithACrush who continually sent her "love letters"... that consisted of swords and axes bigger than him! [[spoiler: And was also after poor Shirahoshi's powers.]]
** 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.]]

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** King Neptune locked his only daughter, Princess Shirahoshi, in her room for ten years. However he was ProperlyParanoid as the poor girl was being stalked by a dangerous StalkerWithACrush who continually sent her "love letters"... that consisted of swords and axes bigger than him! [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And was also after poor Shirahoshi's powers.]]
** 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, [[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.]]



* ''FanFic/ChristmasWithACorduroy'': Lynda Pines, [[WesternAnimaton/GravityFalls Dipper and Mabel's]] mother, is a rare female example, and in a non-romantic context. An extremely wound-up woman, after hearing the Pines' twins stories about [[ActionGirl Wendy]], Lynda immediately concludes that she is a bad influence. She ''very'' reluctantly allows Wendy into her home for Christmas, and spends much of the story badgering her and treating her like a criminal. [[spoiler: After she goes too far, Lynda admits to Wendy that Dipper and Mabel were [[AdultFear born two months early, which left them in a critical condition]], and still fears she could lose them]].

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* ''FanFic/ChristmasWithACorduroy'': Lynda Pines, [[WesternAnimaton/GravityFalls Dipper and Mabel's]] mother, is a rare female example, and in a non-romantic context. An extremely wound-up woman, after hearing the Pines' twins stories about [[ActionGirl Wendy]], Lynda immediately concludes that she is a bad influence. She ''very'' reluctantly allows Wendy into her home for Christmas, and spends much of the story badgering her and treating her like a criminal. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After she goes too far, Lynda admits to Wendy that Dipper and Mabel were [[AdultFear born two months early, which left them in a critical condition]], and still fears she could lose them]].



** Averted with [[spoiler: Shepard]]'s dad Sam who, while protective of his child when needed (like saving her from two rapists and then fed the hungry teen), was very supportive of her relationship with her husband. In fact, the reason she and [[spoiler: Garrus]] met in the first place was because Sam arranged it so they could fall in love and then married as he knew the husband and his family would love and protect his child with everything they had.

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** Averted with [[spoiler: Shepard]]'s [[spoiler:Shepard]]'s dad Sam who, while protective of his child when needed (like saving her from two rapists and then fed the hungry teen), was very supportive of her relationship with her husband. In fact, the reason she and [[spoiler: Garrus]] [[spoiler:Garrus]] met in the first place was because Sam arranged it so they could fall in love and then married as he knew the husband and his family would love and protect his child with everything they had.



* Jean Valjean in ''Literature/LesMiserables'', even though he isn't Cosette's real father. At first this is partly from self-preservation, as he believes Marius (who has been exchanging glances with Cosette) is an agent of the police, but once he finds out that they have been secretly meeting he wishes Marius dead. [[spoiler: Then inverted as he [[PassingTheTorch designates him as his successor in taking care of Cosette]] and saves him from the Barricade.]]

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* Jean Valjean in ''Literature/LesMiserables'', even though he isn't Cosette's real father. At first this is partly from self-preservation, as he believes Marius (who has been exchanging glances with Cosette) is an agent of the police, but once he finds out that they have been secretly meeting he wishes Marius dead. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then inverted as he [[PassingTheTorch designates him as his successor in taking care of Cosette]] and saves him from the Barricade.]]



* ''Liteature/JourneyToChaos'': When Tiza learns who her parents are, she realizes that [[spoiler: Retina's]] dislike of Nolien, her LoveInterest, should have been a dead giveaway.

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* ''Liteature/JourneyToChaos'': When Tiza learns who her parents are, she realizes that [[spoiler: Retina's]] [[spoiler:Retina's]] dislike of Nolien, her LoveInterest, should have been a dead giveaway.



* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Mr. Argent, of course.
* ''Series/That70sShow'': After [[spoiler: Kelso]] gets a girl pregnant and she bears his illegitimate daughter, he finds himself unable to take advantage of a dumb blonde, as he can't stop worrying about ''his'' daughter being exposed to [[HypocriticalHumor some sex-crazed jerk.]] He eventually decides that the only way to have guilt-free sex is to get the father's permission. This... [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong doesn't quite work.]] It doesn't help that he says something very close to: "I'd like to have sex with your daughter, and I thought I'd ask you first because I couldn't help but worry about my own illegitimate baby girl."

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* %%* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Mr. Argent, of course.
* ''Series/That70sShow'': After [[spoiler: Kelso]] [[spoiler:Kelso]] gets a girl pregnant and she bears his illegitimate daughter, he finds himself unable to take advantage of a dumb blonde, as he can't stop worrying about ''his'' daughter being exposed to [[HypocriticalHumor some sex-crazed jerk.]] He eventually decides that the only way to have guilt-free sex is to get the father's permission. This... [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong doesn't quite work.]] It doesn't help that he says something very close to: "I'd like to have sex with your daughter, and I thought I'd ask you first because I couldn't help but worry about my own illegitimate baby girl."



* ''Series/PushingDaisies'' gives us [[spoiler: Chuck's father Charles Charles, when he gets resurrected.]][[spoiler: Of course it doesn't help that young Ned accidentally killed Charles Charles.]]

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* ''Series/PushingDaisies'' gives us [[spoiler: Chuck's [[spoiler:Chuck's father Charles Charles, when he gets resurrected.]][[spoiler: Of ]][[spoiler:Of course it doesn't help that young Ned accidentally killed Charles Charles.]]



* ''Series/CSIMiami'': In an episode that was otherwise a homage to ''Film/TheHangover'', the bride's dad ''really'' disapproved of the groom and at the first sign that he had hurt her (emotionally, by going to a strip club after swearing he wouldn't) he [[spoiler: bribed a stripper to bring him out back, hogtied him and [[DisproportionateRetribution left him to die at sea in a tiny inflatable raft]].]]

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* ''Series/CSIMiami'': In an episode that was otherwise a homage to ''Film/TheHangover'', the bride's dad ''really'' disapproved of the groom and at the first sign that he had hurt her (emotionally, by going to a strip club after swearing he wouldn't) he [[spoiler: bribed [[spoiler:bribed a stripper to bring him out back, hogtied him and [[DisproportionateRetribution left him to die at sea in a tiny inflatable raft]].]]



* In ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'', the father in "Jumping at Shadows" had a really good case for being ProperlyParanoid since [[spoiler: his daughter and family were under Witness Protection and the people gunning for his daughter managed to find them after bribing the police.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'', the father in "Jumping at Shadows" had a really good case for being ProperlyParanoid since [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his daughter and family were under Witness Protection and the people gunning for his daughter managed to find them after bribing the police.]]



** Rumplestilkstin himself is an ''absurdly'' overprotective father, to the extent of murdering an innocent man whose cart ''might'' accidentally have hurt his son... even though said son actually came out fine and the man was apologetic. His slaughtering innocents left and right and insisting that Bae stay inside with him all the time and away from the big, bad world is one of the major contributing reasons to [[spoiler: Bae leaving him.]]

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** Rumplestilkstin himself is an ''absurdly'' overprotective father, to the extent of murdering an innocent man whose cart ''might'' accidentally have hurt his son... even though said son actually came out fine and the man was apologetic. His slaughtering innocents left and right and insisting that Bae stay inside with him all the time and away from the big, bad world is one of the major contributing reasons to [[spoiler: Bae [[spoiler:Bae leaving him.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'': [[BigBad Overlord Zenon]] raised his daughter Rozalin in an isolated mansion with hundreds of servants catering to her every whim. Rozalin actually ''liked it'', at least until the plot happened. Then it's subverted and deconstructed when [[spoiler: it turns out Zenon's doing this for vengence, not love. Rozalin's the reincarnation of his greatest enemy, [[LegacyCharacter the original Overlord Zenon.]] Zenon's idea of a perfect revenge was to turn the once mighty Overlord into a weak, helpless little girl completely dependent and loyal to him. The manga does imply that he came to care for her, though.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'': [[BigBad Overlord Zenon]] raised his daughter Rozalin in an isolated mansion with hundreds of servants catering to her every whim. Rozalin actually ''liked it'', at least until the plot happened. Then it's subverted and deconstructed when [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it turns out Zenon's doing this for vengence, not love. Rozalin's the reincarnation of his greatest enemy, [[LegacyCharacter the original Overlord Zenon.]] Zenon's idea of a perfect revenge was to turn the once mighty Overlord into a weak, helpless little girl completely dependent and loyal to him. The manga does imply that he came to care for her, though.]]



6th Nov '17 6:31:14 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The entire concept is ''very'' easy to suffer a {{Squick}} over, if the father is a PervertDad.

Ironically, if he has a son, he may [[{{Hypocrite}} applaud or encourage him]] if he treats girls in the [[DoubleStandard exact way he doesn't want other guys to treat his own daughter.]]



Depending on how this is played and how much you want to dissect it, this trope can carry all of the same problems as MyGirlIsNotASlut and -- if done badly -- it may imply that the woman in question is less an agent of her own destiny than [[MenActWomenAre her male relatives]] or, worse yet, that she's somehow their property.

{{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 "[[MyBelovedSmother mothers being overprotective over their sons/daughters]]" kind of genderflips, often associated with the JewishMother stereotype.

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Depending on how this is played and how much you want to dissect it, this trope can carry all of the same problems as MyGirlIsNotASlut MyGirlIsNotASlut, and -- if done badly -- it may imply that the woman in question is less an agent of her own destiny than [[MenActWomenAre her male relatives]] or, worse yet, that she's somehow their property.

property. The concept can also easily become even {{Squick}}ier with a PervertDad. Ironically, if the father has a son, he may [[{{Hypocrite}} applaud or encourage him]] if he treats girls in the [[DoubleStandard exact way he doesn't want other guys to treat his own daughter.]]

{{Gender Flip}}s are less common; I.E. 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 "[[MyBelovedSmother mothers being overprotective over of their sons/daughters]]" kids]]" kind of genderflips, often associated with the JewishMother stereotype.
3rd Nov '17 6:09:54 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', the first thing Gypsy's father Breacher (who also happens to be her boss) does upon stepping foot on Earth-1 is to try to kill her boyfriend Cisco. All Cisco knows is that some scary-looking Hispanic guy (helps to be played by Creator/DannyTrejo in full ''Film/{{Machete}}'' mode) in a BadassLongcoat and with the same powerset as Cisco and Gypsy. He then reveals to Cisco that he hunts down and kills all of his daughter's boyfriends (she's weirdly resigned to that fact). If Cisco survives a full day without using his powers, Breacher will leave him alone. Breacher finally earns a measure of respect for Cisco after the latter stops him from killing Barry and another metahuman, showing that Cisco has balls. But he still doesn't like him! Also, the "overprotective" part of the trope only extends to boyfriends. Being her boss, he has no problem sending her after dangerous enemies.
12th Oct '17 1:39:13 PM UchuuFlamenco
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-->-- '''Tom Paris,''' ''StarTrekVoyager''

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-->-- '''Tom Paris,''' ''StarTrekVoyager''
''Series/StarTrekVoyager''
30th Sep '17 11:53:22 AM DaibhidC
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* Penny's father, Patrick Fitzgerald from WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball, especially in "The Kids", where he mistakes Gumball-- who had a puberty spurt that made his voice change-- for a creepy teenager making crank calls:
-->'''Mr. Fitzgerald''' [''on the phone'']: You think you can call my house and freak us out? You think you've got a scary voice? [''in a deep, ominous voice''] ''This is a scary voice.'' Now listen to me: I have a very specific set of skills; skills I've acquired over a very long career... in real estate. If you never call my daughter again, that will be the end of it, but if you do, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will build [[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere a house around you... with no doors.]]

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* Penny's father, Patrick Fitzgerald from WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball, from'' WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', especially in "The Kids", where he mistakes Gumball-- who had a puberty spurt that made his voice change-- for a creepy teenager making crank calls:
-->'''Mr. Fitzgerald''' [''on the phone'']: You think you can call my house and freak us out? You think you've got a scary voice? [''in a deep, ominous voice''] ''This is a scary voice.'' Now listen to me: [[Film/{{Taken}} I have a very specific set of skills; skills]]; skills I've acquired over a very long career... in real estate. If you never call my daughter again, that will be the end of it, but if you do, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will build [[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere a house around you... with no doors.]]
24th Sep '17 3:48:05 PM nombretomado
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%%** ''{{Casualty}}'' and its spin-off ''HolbyCity''

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%%** ''{{Casualty}}'' ''Series/{{Casualty}}'' and its spin-off ''HolbyCity''
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