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17th Jan '18 4:11:39 AM DesertDragon
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* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' Carter Wilson's mother expects perfection in every aspect of his life. Upon finding out he got the second best score out of the hundreds of kids who took said test, she coldly reprimands him for not getting the highest score and leaves his room. In response, he dons his Jokerz gear and sets out to kill the student who got the highest score I'm an effort to be the best. The comics reveal that his capture and subsequent rehabilitation backfired. Now Terminal(Previously Carter's gang persona) is a separate personality that Carter [[EnemyWithin is doomed to be at war with]] for control of his mind. A constant battle that takes place within the confines of Arkham Asylum.
27th Dec '17 3:08:31 PM Bissek
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* In ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'', Ultima and Sovereign Powers want their son Tyler to follow them into the family business and become a superhero, ignoring completely that he's a [[MuggleBornOfMages Muggle Born of Superheroes]]. They push him into a school for superheroes, using their clout as famous heroes to get him enrolled despite him being technically unqualified for entry, and basically ignoring him until he gains superpowers while insisting they'll develop "any minute now". Ironically, Tyler responds to this by taking tutelage under an {{Expy}} of [[BadassNormal Batman]] whom his parents dislike [[FantasticRacism for "butting his head into metahuman business"]]. [[spoiler:Things get even more complicated once Tyler's superpowered clone Toby makes his appearance.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'', Ultima and Sovereign Powers want their son Tyler to follow them into the family business and become a superhero, ignoring completely that he's a [[MuggleBornOfMages Muggle Born of Superheroes]]. They push him into a school for superheroes, using their clout as famous heroes to get him enrolled despite him being technically unqualified for entry, and basically ignoring him until he gains superpowers while insisting they'll develop "any minute now". Ironically, Tyler responds to this by taking tutelage under an {{Expy}} of [[BadassNormal Batman]] whom his parents dislike [[FantasticRacism for "butting his head into metahuman business"]]. [[spoiler:Things get even more complicated once Tyler's superpowered clone Toby makes his appearance. Toby has to use his RealityWarper powers to keep Tyler from being disowned (at the cost of losing any chance of being on good terms with Tyler's best friend), and even then Ultima and Sovereign routinely forget about the existence of their unpowered eldest child.]]
26th Dec '17 2:51:13 AM jormis29
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* In Noel Streatfeild's ''Skating Shoes/White Boots'', Lalla's aunt acts like this with regard to skating. The other adults in the book spend a lot of time worrying about it.

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* In Noel Streatfeild's ''Skating Shoes/White ''Literature/SkatingShoes[=/=]White Boots'', Lalla's aunt acts like this with regard to skating. The other adults in the book spend a lot of time worrying about it.
18th Dec '17 6:33:36 AM Trooper924
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* In ''ComicBook/SuperZeroes'', The Inferior Five came about because their superhero parents forced them to follow in their footsteps, despite the fact that the Five are completely incompetent at being superheroes.

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* In ''ComicBook/SuperZeroes'', [[SuperZeroes The Inferior Five Five]] came about because their superhero parents forced them to follow in their footsteps, despite the fact that the Five are completely incompetent at being superheroes.
6th Dec '17 10:09:56 PM Benthelame
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* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' Carter Wilson's mother expects perfection in every aspect of his life. Upon finding out he got the second best score out of the hundreds of kids who took said test, she coldly reprimands him for not getting the highest score and leaves his room. In response, he dons his Jokerz gear and sets out to kill the student who got the highest score I'm an effort to be the best. The comics reveal that his capture and subsequent rehabilitation backfired. Now Terminal(Previously Carter's gang persona) is a separate personality that Carter [[EnemyWithin is doomed to be at war with]] for control of his mind. A constant battle that takes place within the confines of Arkham Asylum.
6th Dec '17 7:48:31 PM DesertDragon
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A Stage Mom is similar in theme to an EducationMama, but driven by pure narcissism. She's a massive ControlFreak, persecuting other people's children and being incredibly pushy with her own. It's clear that she has self-serving reasons for pushing her kids into show business, wanting to [[VicariouslyAmbitious vicariously experience the fame and fortune]] she dreamed of herself. Sometimes she may be a failed actress or musician and this is the next best thing. The worst cases overlap with TheSvengali, exploiting their children for their own gain.

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A Stage Mom is similar in theme to an EducationMama, but but driven by pure narcissism. She's a massive ControlFreak, persecuting other people's children and being incredibly pushy with her own. It's clear that she has self-serving reasons for pushing her kids into show business, wanting to [[VicariouslyAmbitious vicariously experience the fame and fortune]] she dreamed of herself. Sometimes she may be a failed actress or musician and this is the next best thing. The worst cases overlap with TheSvengali, exploiting their children for their own gain.



If the child is an adult who had a "normal" rise to fame, the Stage Mom could still reappear later in life. This usually happens when she realizes that she could [[CoattailRidingRelative manipulate her kid's fame for her own gain]]. Bonus points if [[ParentalAbandonment the parent wasn't involved in the kid's life growing up]] but is ''now'' interested in a relationship. Most likely, the kid winds up [[CallingTheOldManOut telling her off for her behavior]], she [[WhatHaveIBecome realizes the error of her ways]], and the plot is resolved before the episode ends.

Although stage fathers can be just as pushy as mothers in RealLife, in fiction the trope is almost AlwaysFemale, due to the perception that pursuing the arts [[BillyElliotPlot is not seen as very masculine]]. That said, there is a male equivalent in the "Sports Dad" who pushes his children into becoming star athletes and gets more worked up during games than the kids actually playing. This variation is particularly focused on [[ICouldaBeenAContender living vicariously through his kids and trying to make up for his own childhood failures]].

A subtrope of VicariouslyAmbitious, and a major reason for DawsonCasting in RealLife, as producers ''really'' don't like to deal with these people.

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If the child is an adult who had a "normal" more conventional rise to fame, the Stage Mom could still reappear later in life. This usually happens when she realizes that she could [[CoattailRidingRelative manipulate her kid's fame for her own gain]]. Bonus points if [[ParentalAbandonment the parent wasn't involved in the kid's life growing up]] but is ''now'' interested in a relationship. Most likely, the kid winds up [[CallingTheOldManOut telling her off for her behavior]], she [[WhatHaveIBecome realizes the error of her ways]], and the plot is resolved before the episode ends.

Although stage fathers can be just as pushy as mothers in RealLife, in fiction the trope is almost AlwaysFemale, due to the perception that pursuing the arts [[BillyElliotPlot is not seen as very masculine]]. That said, there is a male equivalent in the "Sports Dad" who pushes his children into becoming star athletes and gets more worked up during games than the kids actually playing. This variation is particularly focused on [[ICouldaBeenAContender living vicariously through his kids and trying to make up for his own childhood failures]].

failed ambitions]].

A subtrope of VicariouslyAmbitious, and a major reason for DawsonCasting in RealLife, as producers ''really'' don't like to deal with these people.parents like this.
4th Dec '17 6:01:56 PM kquinn0830
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* {{Defied}} by former NFL quarterback Archie Manning. Despite knowing the ins and outs of making it to the NFL (having played himself) and having three sons (Cooper, Peyton, and Eli) with huge potential, he had almost no involvement in his sons' football careers. When the boys reached high school age, Archie and his wife sent them to a prep school in New Orleans with rigorous academic standards and a poor football program because he felt school was more important. Even after the kids became hot college recruits, Archie didn't force them to attend his alma mater Ole Miss and let them choose their schools (though Cooper and Eli picked Ole Miss anyway). Though the college coaches invited him in sit in on games and meetings and discuss offensive strategies, Archie declined and sat in the stands on game day like a regular fan. In the end, Peyton and Eli became NFL quarterbacks with Hall of Fame worthy careers that surpass their father's, while Cooper may have made it as a wide receiver had it not been for a severe spinal condition that forced him to retire in college.
29th Nov '17 6:40:00 PM looneynightmare
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* Corey Feldman's parents forced him to act at age 3, they'd often lock him in his room to make him recite lines and songs until he memorized them, he was also the sole breadwinner of the family for a while and they'd tell him if he didn't get a gig they wouldn't eat that night, his mother would force him to take diet pills and dye his hair and his father would only really connect with him when they got high together, and they also never told him that they loved him.
17th Nov '17 8:19:04 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Margaret Palermo, the mother of popular Youtuber Venus Isabelle Palermo (''a.k.a.'' Venus Angelic), was under suspicion of being a stage mom ever since the start of her daughter's career. [[https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-growing-pains-of-youtubes-guru-of-cute It was fully confirmed]] in 2016, when Venus [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere ran away from her]] with her boyfriend to Japan, where she now resides and works (as of 2017). Ever since then, Margaret has been [[https://prettyuglylittleliar.net/topic/137-venus-angelic-summary-information-only/ ranting and complaining online about her daughter and her career]] and [[https://prettyuglylittleliar.net/topic/2085-general-venus-angelic-thread-3/?page=39#comment-97977 trying to hijack her accounts]].

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* Margaret Palermo, the mother of popular Youtuber Venus Isabelle Palermo (''a.k.a.'' Venus Angelic), was [[https://archive.is/20130624235541/http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4251638/Venus-Palermo-news-The-teenage-girl-who-spends-120-a-month-to-live-like-a-real-life-doll.html under suspicion of being a stage mom mom]] ever since the start of her daughter's career. [[https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-growing-pains-of-youtubes-guru-of-cute It was fully confirmed]] in 2016, when Venus [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere ran away from her]] with her boyfriend and later husband to Japan, where she now resides and works (as of 2017). Ever since then, Margaret has been [[https://prettyuglylittleliar.net/topic/137-venus-angelic-summary-information-only/ ranting and complaining online about her daughter and her career]] and [[https://prettyuglylittleliar.net/topic/2085-general-venus-angelic-thread-3/?page=39#comment-97977 trying to hijack her accounts]].
14th Nov '17 4:21:18 AM DesertDragon
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If the child is an adult who had a "normal" rise to fame, the Stage Mom could still reappear later in life. This usually happens when she suddenly realizes that she could [[CoattailRidingRelative manipulate her kid's fame for her own gain]]. Bonus points if [[ParentalAbandonment if the parent wasn't involved in the kid's life growing up]]. This sort of Stage Mom usually shows up as a one-off plot. Here, the kid usually winds up [[CallingTheOldManOut telling her off for her behavior]], she [[WhatHaveIBecome realizes the error of her ways]], and the plot is resolved before the episode ends.

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If the child is an adult who had a "normal" rise to fame, the Stage Mom could still reappear later in life. This usually happens when she suddenly realizes that she could [[CoattailRidingRelative manipulate her kid's fame for her own gain]]. Bonus points if [[ParentalAbandonment if the parent wasn't involved in the kid's life growing up]]. This sort of Stage Mom usually shows up as up]] but is ''now'' interested in a one-off plot. Here, relationship. Most likely, the kid usually winds up [[CallingTheOldManOut telling her off for her behavior]], she [[WhatHaveIBecome realizes the error of her ways]], and the plot is resolved before the episode ends.
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