History Main / WellDoneSonGuy

19th Jan '17 6:58:53 PM luord
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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Eggsy soon wants to prove himself to Galahad by passing the Kingsmen candidacy.

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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Eggsy soon wants to be recruited in order to not disappoint Harry almost as much as he does it to prove to himself to Galahad by passing the Kingsmen candidacy.that he's more than a LowerClassLout.
15th Jan '17 11:53:02 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': As noted in the Film category, Faramir was TheUnfavorite, though he fared better than his movie counterpart.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': As noted in the Film category, Faramir was TheUnfavorite, though he fared better than his movie counterpart. By the time we see them interact, Faramir is more or less resigned to it and just does his job as best he can. Even so, his father's constant remarks that Boromir was a way better son makes Faramir lose his temper enough to remind Denethor that it was his order which sent Boromir away in the first place. There is also a displaced desire for this with Beregond, who laments that his fellow soldiers don't rank Faramir as Boromir's equal simply because Faramir is more scholarly than his brother was, and to them that translates as "not as good a warrior" even though it's not true at all.
8th Jan '17 11:18:39 AM nombretomado
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* There's a bit of an inversion in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. After he dies, Anakin Skywalker becomes a Force ghost. He appears briefly to Luke in ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' but says nothing; a hundred twenty years later, in StarWarsLegacy, he speaks to a {{wangst}}y descendent, but in the meantime he's only been written speaking to one person - [[Literature/TheTruceAtBakura Leia]]. He wants to apologize to her, tell her how proud he is of her, and be forgiven. However, she is furious and ''horrified'' at the sight of him, doesn't want to know that any part of him survived, still considers Bail to be her real father, and doesn't believe that [[KarmaHoudini redemption equaled death at all]]. Even after he fades out she's angry and deeply disturbed; by the end of the book she hasn't changed her mind, but decides that if he wants to be proud of her, fine.

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* There's a bit of an inversion in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. After he dies, Anakin Skywalker becomes a Force ghost. He appears briefly to Luke in ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' but says nothing; a hundred twenty years later, in StarWarsLegacy, ''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'', he speaks to a {{wangst}}y descendent, but in the meantime he's only been written speaking to one person - [[Literature/TheTruceAtBakura Leia]]. He wants to apologize to her, tell her how proud he is of her, and be forgiven. However, she is furious and ''horrified'' at the sight of him, doesn't want to know that any part of him survived, still considers Bail to be her real father, and doesn't believe that [[KarmaHoudini redemption equaled death at all]]. Even after he fades out she's angry and deeply disturbed; by the end of the book she hasn't changed her mind, but decides that if he wants to be proud of her, fine.
8th Jan '17 2:22:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The short-lived edutainment show ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' suggested this as a motivation for Alexander the Great in one sketch where the conqueror was receiving therapy from UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud. This, after suggesting [[FreudWasRight mother issues]], pushed Alexander's BerserkButton.

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* The short-lived edutainment show ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' suggested this as a motivation for Alexander the Great in one sketch where the conqueror was receiving therapy from UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud. This, after suggesting [[FreudWasRight [[MommyIssues mother issues]], pushed Alexander's BerserkButton.



** This shows up quite a bit. One wonders if Creator/MikeJudge [[FreudWasRight might have an issue on this front]]. Hank is a bit of one of these for Bobby, as Bobby is all too aware that he's artsy, comedic, lazy, and generally not the kind of son his father wanted. Peggy's mother absolutely refuses to identify any good her daughter ever does, even when Peggy goes so far as to save her mother's ranch from foreclosure. Also, Kahn wanted a boy, so he named his daughter Kahn Jr. (everyone calls her Connie). Almost nothing she does is good enough for him, except when he needs to brag about how much better he and his family are than his hillbilly neighbors.

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** This shows up quite a bit. One wonders if Creator/MikeJudge [[FreudWasRight might have an issue on this front]].front. Hank is a bit of one of these for Bobby, as Bobby is all too aware that he's artsy, comedic, lazy, and generally not the kind of son his father wanted. Peggy's mother absolutely refuses to identify any good her daughter ever does, even when Peggy goes so far as to save her mother's ranch from foreclosure. Also, Kahn wanted a boy, so he named his daughter Kahn Jr. (everyone calls her Connie). Almost nothing she does is good enough for him, except when he needs to brag about how much better he and his family are than his hillbilly neighbors.
6th Jan '17 8:44:42 PM Ezclee4050
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* ''Film/ItRunsInTheFamily'': Set in the summer months circa 1940 and taken from Creator/JeanShepherd's "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" (the same source material as ''Film/AChristmasStory''). During the movie, Ralphie and the Old Man (Charles Grodin) go fishing every weekend, but fail to catch anything. Until one day when Ralphie is hauling in one huge fish after another, while his father, who didn't get a nibble, looks on in genuine surprise. After awhile, other boats on the lake start to crowd Ralphie and his dad. Jean Shepherd narrates at this point: "My old man never said in so many words, 'I'm proud of you, Ralphie,' but somehow he always let me know that he was proud of me." The Old Man then stands up and shouts to the other boats, "Hey, get lost, we've got a fisherman at work here, give him some room!"



* ''Film/ItRunsInTheFamily'': Set in the summer months circa 1940 and taken from Creator/JeanShepherd's "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" (the same source material as ''Film/AChristmasStory''). During the movie, Ralphie and the Old Man (Charles Grodin) go fishing every weekend, but fail to catch anything. Until one day when Ralphie is hauling in one huge fish after another, while his father, who didn't get a nibble, looks on in genuine surprise. After awhile, other boats on the lake start to crowd Ralphie and his dad. Jean Shepherd narrates at this point: "My old man never said in so many words, 'I'm proud of you, Ralphie,' but somehow he always let me know that he was proud of me." The Old Man then stands up and shouts to the other boats, "Hey, get lost, we've got a fisherman at work here, give him some room!"
6th Jan '17 8:35:23 PM Ezclee4050
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* ''It Runs In The Family'': This TV movie aired on the Disney Channel in the '90s. Set in the summer months circa 1940 and taken from Jean Shepherd's "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" (the same source material as ''Film/AChristmasStory''). During the movie, Ralphie and the Old Man (Charles Grodin) go fishing every weekend, but fail to catch anything. Until one day when Ralphie is hauling in one huge fish after another, while his father, who didn't get a nibble, looks on in genuine surprise. After awhile, other boats on the lake start to crowd Ralphie and his dad. Jean Shepherd narrates at this point: "My old man never said in so many words, 'I'm proud of you, Ralphie,' but somehow he always let me know that he was proud of me." The Old Man then stands up and shouts to the other boats, "Hey, get lost, we've got a fisherman at work here, give him some room!"

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* ''It Runs In The Family'': This TV movie aired on the Disney Channel in the '90s. ''Film/ItRunsInTheFamily'': Set in the summer months circa 1940 and taken from Jean Shepherd's Creator/JeanShepherd's "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" (the same source material as ''Film/AChristmasStory''). During the movie, Ralphie and the Old Man (Charles Grodin) go fishing every weekend, but fail to catch anything. Until one day when Ralphie is hauling in one huge fish after another, while his father, who didn't get a nibble, looks on in genuine surprise. After awhile, other boats on the lake start to crowd Ralphie and his dad. Jean Shepherd narrates at this point: "My old man never said in so many words, 'I'm proud of you, Ralphie,' but somehow he always let me know that he was proud of me." The Old Man then stands up and shouts to the other boats, "Hey, get lost, we've got a fisherman at work here, give him some room!"
28th Dec '16 5:34:40 PM kataangluvr
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* Gru from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' has struggled for a long time to earn his mother's approval. Even in his youth, he did things like build a model rocket (a functional one that he launched), but he was left with an "eh" from her. It's after he saves the girls from Vector and hosts a private recital for them that she tells him that she's [[SoProudOfYou proud of him]].
20th Dec '16 11:55:37 AM Rhodes7
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* ''Series/{{Medici}}'': Piero de Medici is like this, eager to prove himself to his father and take a larger role in the family bank and civic politics. This is baffling to Cosimo de Medici, who had to be forced to become a banker and kingmaker.
16th Dec '16 7:12:12 PM Valiona
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has this in some of its social links.
** Kanji reveals near the end of his social link that he'd been haunted by one of the last things his father said before he died- that as a man, he has to be strong. Kanji, ashamed of his interest in and talent for handicrafts, gradually turned to dying his hair and acting as a {{Delinquent}} out of a false belief that it was what his father had in mind, but eventually came to realize that true strength lies in the courage to be himself.
** Shu Nakajima, a student the player character can tutor, is an exceptional student, and his mother often brags about him. Unfortunately, this leads him to conclude that the only way he can be connected with her is if he does well at school, so when a transfer student shows up and threatens his spot as top student in the class, Shu is threatened enough to [[spoiler:cheat on a test]]. After an explosive argument with his mother, the two apologize and vow to start over as a family after talking through their issues.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has a variation on this with the Nijima sisters, as Sae is both Makoto's older sister, and her legal guardian after their father's death. Makoto works hard in order to lighten the burden on Sae, so she's greatly upset when Sae, in a fit of anger, calls her a burden. [[spoiler:It later turns out that Sae is secretly jealous of Makoto's strong will and ability to fight for what she believes to be right]].
16th Dec '16 2:57:03 PM Hjortron18
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* In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', Loki's motive behind the villainous acts he committed [[spoiler:(bringing Laufey to Asgard to assassinate Odin, but then killing him to make it look as if he had saved Odin)]] was solely to gain his father's pride and affection. Tragically, Odin was already very proud of his son, although he was dreadful at communicating this fact.

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* In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', Loki's motive behind the villainous acts he committed [[spoiler:(bringing [[spoiler:([[MonsterProtectionRacket bringing Laufey to Asgard to assassinate Odin, but then killing him to make it look as if he had saved Odin)]] Odin]])]] was solely to gain his father's pride and affection. Tragically, Odin was already very proud of his son, although he was dreadful at communicating this fact.
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