Created By: Inksqueezer on March 10, 2018 Last Edited By: Arivne on March 13, 2018

Parents Vs Children (wip)

Narrative trope

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In fiction, some characters have kids that behave well and some grow up badly. However, sometimes ideas clash. For example, a villain may want their kids to be evil but the kids don't want to.


Examples

Western Animation
  • Family Guy. One episode has a fight scene between Lois and Stewie. She is fighting him because she don't want him to be a tyrant. She ends up killing him in the fight.
Community Feedback Replies: 10
  • March 10, 2018
    Inksqueezer
    I'm working on it
  • March 10, 2018
    Inksqueezer
    Do we have this?
  • March 10, 2018
    Synchronicity
    It would help a lot if your description more fleshed out than a single vague sentence. We have a lot of Parental Issues tropes, and even more tropes about parents, so it's hard to tell if it's a dupe. You might also want to ask Trope Finder if you're not sure if we already have a specific trope before making a draft.

    Off the top of my head, the title (parents vs. children) makes me think of Archnemesis Dad and Evil Matriarch. The description, however, honestly sounds like People Sit On Chairs — of course some kids will be well-behaved and some kids won't be. You'll have to elaborate more about what you exactly want to trope.
  • March 10, 2018
    Inksqueezer
    I'll add examples later.
  • March 11, 2018
    Arivne
    • Capitalized the title.
    • Corrected punctuation (added commas).
    • Corrected spelling (villian, kid -> kids).
    • Deleted an extra space between words.
    • Split up a run-on sentence.
    • Created Examples section.
  • March 12, 2018
    Miss_Desperado
    Inksqueezer, examples will only be of minimal help. The main problem is in the vague description. Now, it's entirely possible that the examples you provide will catalyze ideas for a better description, but make a backup plan for fixing the description in case that doesn't happen.

  • March 12, 2018
    Inksqueezer
    I was going to put Han Solo and Kylo Ren but Han was just trying to talk Kylo out of being bad that's more of a case of antagonistic offspring than parents vs children.
  • March 12, 2018
    WarJay77
    So is this a trope about parents and offspring being at an actual war with each other, rather than just disliking each other?
  • March 13, 2018
    Arivne
    • Examples section
    • Added media section titles as per Media Categories.
      • Namespaced work names. Warning: failing to do this this can result in being suspended from editing.
      • Italicized work names as per How To Write An Example - Emphasis For Work Names.
      • Blue Linked work names.
      • Re-wrote an example to correct poor English.
  • March 13, 2018
    Inksqueezer
    Yes it's a trope about parents fighting their kids and vice versa in combat.
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