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30th Jul '16 3:50:50 PM nombretomado
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* Jake Morgendorffer in ''{{Daria}}'' has a case of this that borders on the pathological—he bends himself over backwards to be a supportive (read: embarrassing) father to Daria and Quinn because his own father, who is presumably dead, encouraged emotional repression. This created a desperate sense of emotional neediness in Jake that in one episode gave him a ''heart attack!''

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* Jake Morgendorffer in ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' has a case of this that borders on the pathological—he bends himself over backwards to be a supportive (read: embarrassing) father to Daria and Quinn because his own father, who is presumably dead, encouraged emotional repression. This created a desperate sense of emotional neediness in Jake that in one episode gave him a ''heart attack!''
27th Jul '16 10:56:18 AM Kakai
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* In ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', for all of Kenton's RebelliousSpirit, he admits that his determination to become a Sand Master is mostly caused by his desire to live up to his father's expectations, to the point that after Praxton's death, [[spoiler:Kenton loses his ability to Master for a while.]]
26th Jul '16 10:41:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Kenau}}'': Don Fadrique, the commander of the Spanish forces besieging Haarlem, visibly turns into a little boy when his father General Alba makes an unexpected visit to berate him for failing to subdue the city.
11th Jul '16 9:01:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Luther}}'': In addition to the relatively normal tactic of serving in the military to follow in his father's footsteps, the killer in the second episode is so desperate for his father's approval that when the latter, behind bars for killing a cop, orders him to embark on a [[WarOnCops terror campaign against the police]] to get him released, he obeys without question.

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* ''Series/{{Luther}}'': In addition to the relatively normal tactic of serving in the military to follow in his father's footsteps, the killer in the second episode is so desperate for his father's approval that when the latter, behind bars for killing a cop, orders him to embark on a [[WarOnCops terror campaign against the police]] police to get him released, he obeys without question.
9th Jul '16 5:22:29 PM Phys101
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** Subverted in ''Winds of Fate'' with Darkwind and his father. In his youth, Darkwind was close to his parents. But when the Heartstone was sabotaged, and Darkwind's mother died, his father turned against him. [[spoiler:It turns out that Darkwind's father is Mind Controlled by the Big Bad and is deliberately trying to drive his son away to protect him, in the only way he can. When the spell is broken, Darkwind is amazed at the change in his personality and wonders how he could have failed to notice.]]
4th Jul '16 2:52:31 AM Morgenthaler
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Most often, that ''one guy'' is his emotionally distant father, though it can also be TheAce, TheObiWan, an AloofBigBrother or especially that AlwaysSomeoneBetter individual, usually as an old friend of the hero. Almost always a SpecialGuest, and often a LargeHam as well. When it's a recurring character, usually a [[MeddlingParents controlling parent]].

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Most often, that ''one guy'' is his emotionally distant father, though it can also be TheAce, TheObiWan, TheMentor, an AloofBigBrother or especially that AlwaysSomeoneBetter individual, usually as an old friend of the hero. Almost always a SpecialGuest, and often a LargeHam as well. When it's a recurring character, usually a [[MeddlingParents controlling parent]].



** They're estranged because Ryuuken [[RefusalOfTheCall rejects]] his family's Quincy heritage, but [[AloofAlly Uryuu]] still desires his [[HeroicNeutral father's]] approval. As a child, Uryuu once promised his [[TheObiWan grandfather]] that he would become very strong to prove the worth of the Quincies to Ryuuken. It's heavily implied that Uryuu has misunderstood his father's behaviour and that Ryuuken's encouraging this misunderstanding to [[MysteriousPast hide the truth]].

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** They're estranged because Ryuuken [[RefusalOfTheCall rejects]] his family's Quincy heritage, but [[AloofAlly Uryuu]] still desires his [[HeroicNeutral father's]] approval. As a child, Uryuu once promised his [[TheObiWan grandfather]] grandfather that he would become very strong to prove the worth of the Quincies to Ryuuken. It's heavily implied that Uryuu has misunderstood his father's behaviour and that Ryuuken's encouraging this misunderstanding to [[MysteriousPast hide the truth]].



** [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]] and Anakin share such a moment in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', where Anakin expresses his anger over being allowed on the Jedi Council while not being advanced to being a Jedi Master. Obi-Wan expresses that his skill and talent is what got him on the Council in the first place, and not to be distraught over the disapproval of the other Jedi. Unfortunately, this doesn't help.

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** [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]] Obi-Wan and Anakin share such a moment in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', where Anakin expresses his anger over being allowed on the Jedi Council while not being advanced to being a Jedi Master. Obi-Wan expresses that his skill and talent is what got him on the Council in the first place, and not to be distraught over the disapproval of the other Jedi. Unfortunately, this doesn't help.
2nd Jul '16 8:26:13 PM Ezclee4050
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* Colin Jost has turned this into a semi-running gag on [[Series/SaturdayNightLive "Weekend Update"]]:
-->Wednesday was National Hug Day...Dad.
23rd Jun '16 9:41:56 AM Quanyails
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* Ulrich Stern from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', especially in Season 1.
* Cleveland Jr. is developing shades of this in ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''.
* Remy Buxaplenty on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' has this trope real bad.

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* %%* Ulrich Stern from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', especially in Season 1.
* %%* Cleveland Jr. is developing shades of this in ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''.
* %%* Remy Buxaplenty on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' has this trope real bad.



* Something that Danny, the titular character from WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom wants. His parents are ghost hunters, and his alter-ego is the ghost Phantom that they hate and want to 'rip apart molecule by molecule.' He's understandably afraid of this, and tries to make them grow to respect his ghost-half.

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* Something that Danny, the titular character Danny from WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom wants.''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' wants this. His parents are ghost hunters, and his alter-ego is the ghost Phantom that they hate and want to 'rip apart molecule by molecule.' He's understandably afraid of this, and tries to make them grow to respect his ghost-half.
23rd Jun '16 9:38:51 AM Quanyails
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': According to the "Meet the Sniper" video, the Sniper's parents do not care for the Sniper's career choice. He spends quite a bit of the video speaking on the phone to his unseen father, who seems to think that the Sniper's some kind of crazed gunman. [[spoiler:Old Wounds reveals that they came to terms with their son's job before being KilledOffForReal, though it took Sniper temporarily dying and going to Heaven for this to come to light and it may or may not have been a hallucination.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': According to the "Meet the Sniper" video, the Sniper's parents do not care for the Sniper's career choice. He spends quite a bit of the video speaking on the phone to his unseen father, who seems to think that the Sniper's some kind of crazed gunman. [[spoiler:Old Wounds [[spoiler:The "Old Wounds" comic reveals that they came to terms with their son's job before being KilledOffForReal, though it took Sniper temporarily dying and going to Heaven for this to come to light and it may or may not have been a hallucination.]]
23rd Jun '16 9:35:41 AM Quanyails
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