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11th Jun '17 2:46:09 PM StarTropes
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* A variation on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''--while Nog's father Rom is fully supportive of his son's desire to join Starfleet, Uncle Quark isn't.
--> '''Quark:''' Why can't you take after your friend here? ''(motions to Jake)'' He knows enough to stay out of Starfleet.
30th Oct '16 2:12:29 PM nombretomado
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* They aren't necessarily friends, but in Shakespeare's ''HenryIV Part 1'', the titular king openly compares his son Harry to rebel leader Hotspur and considers the latter far superior.

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* They aren't necessarily friends, but in Shakespeare's ''HenryIV ''Theatre/HenryIV Part 1'', the titular king openly compares his son Harry to rebel leader Hotspur and considers the latter far superior.
16th Sep '16 9:48:25 AM Plactus
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* Done lightly on ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': When Emily stays with Hanna while her parents move to Texas, she cooks breakfast the first morning as a "thank you," and Hanna's mom jokes about considering keeping the "daughter upgrade."
12th Sep '16 9:11:01 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' also uses the Norman Osborn/Green Goblin preferring Peter Parker to his son Harry plot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' also uses the Norman Osborn/Green Goblin preferring Peter Parker to his son Harry plot. This version of Norman is by far the most blatant, contrasting the two of them right to Harry's face.
18th Jun '16 11:52:24 PM JackG
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* ''Film/KickAss''. Frank D'Amico can't help being impressed by Hit Girl, and gives this trope as he's about to put a bullet in her head.
-->'''Frank:''' God, I wish I had a son like you.
4th Jun '16 12:30:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ClanOfTheCaveBear'', Brun shames his son Broud by referring to Ayla, a girl, as the son he should have had.

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* In ''ClanOfTheCaveBear'', ''Literature/ClanOfTheCaveBear'', Brun shames his son Broud by referring to Ayla, a girl, as the son he should have had.
25th May '16 12:00:24 PM MikeW
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* In the third season of ''Series/Damages'' Joe, the son of Louis Tobin, the late runner of a Ponzi scheme, confronts the family attorney, Leonard on how [[spoiler: Leonard isn't even a real lawyer but stole his identity]]. Leonard scoffs that Louis knew the truth about him for years, that he trusted Leonard totally and openly says "I was more his son than you ever were." Joe laughs that Louis openly called Leonard "my little monkey" and never saw him as more than just another employee to use.

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* In the third season of ''Series/Damages'' ''Series/{{Damages}}'' Joe, the son of Louis Tobin, the late runner of a Ponzi scheme, confronts the family attorney, Leonard on how [[spoiler: Leonard isn't even a real lawyer but stole his identity]]. Leonard scoffs that Louis knew the truth about him for years, that he trusted Leonard totally and openly says "I was more his son than you ever were." Joe laughs that Louis openly called Leonard "my little monkey" and never saw him as more than just another employee to use.
25th May '16 11:59:28 AM MikeW
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* In the first series of ''Series/{{Skins}}'', Sid's episode shows that his father clearly prefers Tony over him.

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* In the first series of ''Series/{{Skins}}'', Sid's episode shows that his father clearly prefers Tony over him.him, not getting that Sid is trying to be a hero helping people while Tony is a boderline sociopath.


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* In the third season of ''Series/Damages'' Joe, the son of Louis Tobin, the late runner of a Ponzi scheme, confronts the family attorney, Leonard on how [[spoiler: Leonard isn't even a real lawyer but stole his identity]]. Leonard scoffs that Louis knew the truth about him for years, that he trusted Leonard totally and openly says "I was more his son than you ever were." Joe laughs that Louis openly called Leonard "my little monkey" and never saw him as more than just another employee to use.
22nd Apr '16 10:44:07 PM Vir
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* Norman Osborn/Green Goblin preferring Peter Parker/Spider-Man to his son Harry in ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan''. This has bled back into the main universe on at least some level - even before Harry came BackFromTheDead, there was a mini-series devoted to Norman trying to brainwash Peter into becoming his "heir".

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* Norman Osborn/Green Goblin preferring prefers Peter Parker/Spider-Man to his son Harry in ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan''. This has bled back into the main universe on at least some level - even before Harry came BackFromTheDead, there was a mini-series devoted to Norman trying to brainwash Peter into becoming his "heir".



* One ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode has Spongebob trying to act very mature, and his grandmother pampering Patrick instead. Spongebob ends up breaking into tears and admitting he likes being babied.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman'' also uses the Norman Osborn/Green Goblin preferring Peter Parker to his son Harry plot.

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* One ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode has Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] trying to act very mature, and his grandmother pampering Patrick instead. Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] ends up breaking into tears and admitting he likes being babied.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' also uses the Norman Osborn/Green Goblin preferring Peter Parker to his son Harry plot.



-->'''Goblin/Norman''': Ah, Welcome home, son.
-->'''Peter''': What do you want? Let me go. Did you just say "son"?
-->'''Goblin''': The son I've always wanted. Harry and I share a few recessive genes, but nothing more. You're smarter, more driven. And as a wimpy, defenseless kid, you appreciate power. You can be a greater creation than the late, great Spider-Man."

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-->'''Goblin/Norman''': Ah, Welcome home, son.
-->'''Peter''':
son.\\
'''Peter''':
What do you want? Let me go. Did you just say "son"?
-->'''Goblin''':
"son"?\\
'''Goblin''':
The son I've always wanted. Harry and I share a few recessive genes, but nothing more. You're smarter, more driven. And as a wimpy, defenseless kid, you appreciate power. You can be a greater creation than the late, great Spider-Man."



-->'''Arthur''': I don't believe it! You were so neat at my house.
-->'''Brain''': Yeah, and it almost ''killed'' me! I was a guest in your house, I had to be polite.

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-->'''Arthur''': I don't believe it! You were so neat at my house.
-->'''Brain''':
house.\\
'''Brain''':
Yeah, and it almost ''killed'' me! I was a guest in your house, I had to be polite.
22nd Apr '16 10:41:14 PM Vir
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* Ditto Norman Osborn/Green Goblin preferring Peter Parker/Spider-Man to his son Harry in ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan''. This has bled back into the main universe on at least some level - even before Harry came BackFromTheDead, there was a mini-series devoted to Norman trying to brainwash Peter into becoming his "heir".

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* Ditto Norman Osborn/Green Goblin preferring Peter Parker/Spider-Man to his son Harry in ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan''. This has bled back into the main universe on at least some level - even before Harry came BackFromTheDead, there was a mini-series devoted to Norman trying to brainwash Peter into becoming his "heir".
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