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->''"18. I will not have a son. Although his laughably under-planned attempt to usurp power would easily fail, it would provide a fatal distraction at a crucial point in time."''
-->-- '''EvilOverlordList'''

The male offspring (or [[ChasteToons Nephew]]) of [[LineageComesFromTheFather the bad guy]].

Their personality can vary a lot from [[EvilPrince sniveling wannabe]] who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections pushes his familial connections]], a [[ChildrenAreInnocent kid]] who idolizes his dad and is more mischievous than truly evil, a [[GenerationXerox carbon copy of their dad]], a spoiled RoyalBrat, or a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish scumbag]] [[TheStarscream who would kill his own dad to seize power]]. Could even be a WellDoneSonGuy.

Why are they so evil? Is it InTheBlood, do bad guys just make lousy parents, or are they [[MyMasterRightOrWrong only loyal to their father]]?

Often the one who seeks to [[AvengingTheVillain avenge the villain]] and sometimes they'll come out of nowhere with no prior hint to their existence. Though it's not uncommon for them to show [[ItsAllAboutMe no concern whatsoever]] for the death of their parent.

A SisterTrope to DaddysLittleVillain (the DistaffCounterpart to this).

Differs from [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Dictator's Handsome Son]] in that they almost never change sides and are often truly evil. Contrast EvilParentsWantGoodKids, where the son's evil may mark them as an InadequateInheritor to the father.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Pride in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Somewhat of a subversion since he's actually over three centuries old, but he still sees himself as his father's loyal child.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Schneizel fills this role, pitted against his exiled and [[LaResistance rebellious]] half-brother Lelouch.
* [[SmugSnake Helmeppo]], son of Axe hand Morgan in ''Manga/OnePiece''. He's a sniveling jerk who does whatever he likes [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections as his dad controls the town]]. [[spoiler: He eventually realizes his dad doesn't care about him, and manages to do a HeelFaceTurn]].
* Prince Lotor/Sinclaine, son of the villlain Zarkon/Daibazaal in ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''/''Anime/GoLion'' goes under the greedy scumbag who hates his dad.
* Freeza's son Kuriza in ''Neko Majin Z'' is a parody of this. Freeza himself was one to King Cold, with the twist that the son is the primary villain and we never even hear about his father until after Freeza's defeat. Cold retrieves and [[WeCanRebuildHim upgrades]] Freeza's body, only for them both to be curb-stomped by Future Trunks the minute they set foot on Earth. Just to rub salt in the wound, Goku would have teleported to Earth and done the exact same thing if Trunks hadn't shown up.
** Also, the Piccolo in ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' started off as "Ma Junior", son of Demon King Piccolo in ''Dragon Ball''. Though technically he's more of a {{reincarnation}}.
*** Garlic Jr also counts, even though we never see Garlic Sr except for one flashback.
* Ukyo of ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' starts out as the spoiled son of the wealthy merchant who owns the city to which our heroes come to recruit samurai to protect the village. Strange appearance, gentle voice, RoyalBrat tendencies when not immediately satisfied. Lives a sybaritic lifestyle with a large kidnapped (but not unwilling) harem and is immune to repercussions for anything he does--until Kikuchiyo slices his car in half, provoking a meltdown and revenge for his first time feeling physically threatened. Or something. It's not for the car, anyway.
** And then he turns out to be running a EvilPlan with assassinations and things to edge his father out and take over. And otherwise to have a mind and ambition.
** And ''then'' he turns out to be adopted. Specifically, [[spoiler:to be one of the Emperor's many clone-children, whom he scattered across the kingdom among peasants and merchants to see if that would produce a worthy heir, since all the ones he raised at court were judged idiots. Ukyou, who was originally seeded into a village and clawed his way up, undergoes a lengthy test of his leadership abilities where he basically proves that he's a MagnificentBastard. Emperor is very pleased and declares Ukyou his heir instead of killing him. Ukyou, naturally, murders daddy dearest that night. Thus, Emperor Ukyou becomes the final BigBad after having been an early distraction kind of threat.]]
*** So basically, he's this ''twice,'' and [[TheStarscream Starscreams]] them ''both.''
* Gihren Zabi of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is his father [[EvilOverlord Degwin's]] EvilChancellor, DragonInChief, and eventually, [[TheStarscream Starscream]].
* Giovanni from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is one of these. His mother was the leader of Team Rocket, a {{Yakuza}}-like organisation that illegally hunts, steals, and smuggles Pokemon, before he became the leader.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Flattop Jr in ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''.
* Mongul in Franchise/{{the DCU}} is the son of the original Mongul. He is also far, far, FAR worse; if his father was a BloodKnight douchebag with some genuine MagnificentBastard moments, his son is an arrogant, manipulative, and depraved monster who kickstarted his career by ''punching his own sister's head off'', and from there displayed some of the most consistently disgusting behavior short of ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} or ComicBook/VandalSavage that the DCU has seen in a long time. [[spoiler:Of course, he eventually fucks with Sinestro and meets some much-needed [[HoistByHisOwnPetard karmic retribution]].]]
* Ezekiel Stane is the come out of nowhere variety. He took revenge on ''ComicBook/IronMan'' for his father's death 20 years prior (real time).
* Harry Osborn is the WellDoneSonGuy variety combined with a boatload of drugs and the mistaken belief that SpiderMan killed his dad.
* Victor Von Fogg from ''ComicBook/PS238''.
* Baron Helmut Zemo, the son of Baron Heinrich Zemo.
* In a sort of odd reversal, in the 1990's ''ComicBook/NewGods'' series, Yuga Khan popped up outta nowhere. "Yuga Khan?" Um, yeah. He's ''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s father''. He's so horrifically badass, Darkseid basically hid in the basement when Daddy returned, until the latter managed to get himself imprisoned on the Source Wall. ''Again''. It sort of makes Darkseid an Overlord Jr. by means of retcon. Never heard from again, of course.
** Of course, Darkseid also has someone who plays the trope straight, his son Kalibak, TheUnfavourite and WellDoneSonGuy ''par excellence''.
* ''ComicBook/TheAwesomeSlapstick'' had Dr. Denton, Destroyer of Worlds, a five-year-old genius who built a giant robotic teddy bear. It's never shown if his parents were also {{Mad Scientist}}s, but he ''does'' get chided for building robots indoors.
* The ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'' graphic novels give us Prince Trellis, whose dad clearly hated him from the day he was born, giving him a name like that. Said father is the evil elf king who's been despoiling the world for years since a huge magical power-up drove him insane, and he does not give a damn about his child. Faint shades of RoyalBrat at first, mostly huge inferiority complex.
** Trellis [[WellDoneSonGuy really wants to please his father]], but his morals are increasingly a problem, until after being informed his father has approved killing him if he keeps giving trouble, he turns traitor to help the main characters do a heroic thing. They do not actually notice that he did this, so the second book ends with Trellis completely alone on a hill, watching the heroes' house walk away.
** Worth noting that these elves are sort of greyish with nasty sharp pointy teeth, and Trellis is about three times as human-looking by the end of his HeelFaceTurn as he was early in the first book.
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' gives us the Yellow Bastard, the heir to the Roark crime/political family, who is appropriately enough named Junior.

* Princess Lotora from [[http://fanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Hottie_3:_The_Best_Fan_Fic_in_the_World Hottie 3: The Best Fan Fic in the World]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10135570/1/The-Once-and-Future-King The Once and Future King]], Prince Aziru is this to his [[ActionMom mother]], Azula. He hates the rest of his family and wants to help depose Zuko and put [[TheCaligula Azula]] on the throne, but he's not a bad kid - Azula's raising him as a LaserGuidedTykebomb, and all he wants [[WellDoneSonGuy is to make his beloved mother happy.]]

* Scott Evil and Mini-me to Dr Evil in ''Film/AustinPowers''.
* Chris D'Amico (Red Mist) in ''Film/KickAss''.
* The most famous aversion of all comes in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'':
--> '''Vader''': "Luke, you have not yet realized your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. And with our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict, and bring order to the galaxy... Luke, you can destroy The Emperor! He has foreseen this! It is your destiny! Join me, [[WeCanRuleTogether and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.]]"
* Iosef Tarasov for [[TheMafiya Russian crime boss]] Viggo Tarasov in ''Film/JohnWick''.
* What Syndrome wanted to do with Baby Jack, the youngest son of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. [[spoiler:It didn't work because the baby manifests his shapeshifting powers while been snatched.]]

* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' has House Harkonnen this way. Headed by Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, human life is of little consequence to the Baron or his nephews, [[TheBrute the brutish Glossu Rabban]] and [[TheDragon Harkonnen's heir Feyd-Rautha]].
** Ironically, it's the Baron's grandson and granddaughter (whose relation to him was hidden, and who are also the children of his arch-enemy, who he tried to kill) and later great-grandson who actually become [[EvilOverlord overlords]], although the first is a subversion, the second is possessed, and the third is a NecessarilyEvil DarkMessiah.
* Mordaunt, son of Milady (a rare example of the OverlordJr being the son of a female villain) in the sequels to ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''.
* In ''Brilliance of the Moon'', the third ''Literature/TalesOfTheOtori'' book, one of the main villians is Iida Nariaki, the nephew of Iida Sadamu, the BigBad from the first book.
* Klitch of the {{Literature/Redwall}} book ''Salamandastron'' has an argumentative but mutually-admiring relationship with his father Ferahgo, the KnifeNut warlord. When Ferahgo thinks Klitch had plotted to kill him, he reacts with a distinct "better luck next time" vibe.
* Draco Malfoy of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has elements of this, though it turns out he's more like TheDragon Jr., and while he never does a HeelFaceTurn, by the climax of the sixth book he's learned he's just not cut out [[BeingEvilSucks to be truly evil, either]], and his position is mostly as Harry's {{Rival}} and the books' AlphaBitch / {{Jerkass}} for all occasions.
* [[SmugSnake Kalarus Brencis Minoris]] in ''Literature/CodexAlera'' manages to be a snivelling wannabe, a spoiled brat, a selfish scumbag, ''and'' a WellDoneSonGuy all at once. His dad is shown to be abusive, but how well Brencis Jr. took to the bigotry, sexism, and pleasure in casual sadism, murder, and rape that his father taught him kills any hint of this being a FreudianExcuse.
* In the ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles,'' Antorell, the son of head wizard Zemenar, isn't actually a ''kid'', but is still something of a HarmlessVillain who wants to impress his father but doesn't ever really pose a credible threat to main characters unless he has other wizards with him.
* In ''Literature/TheChathrandVoyages'', [[GodEmperor the Shaggat Ness]] has twin sons, Pithor and Erthalon, who are every bit as insane, idolize him and work hard to support his rule and later return (despite his habit of [[AbusiveParents setting their clothes on fire while they're asleep]]). While the Shaggat is an AxCrazy maniac, however, the sons are more just [[CloudCuckooLander weird]], especially Erthalon, who thinks he's destined to be king of a colony of monkeys on a remote island[[note]] that's actual monkeys we're talking, as in the animal, not a derogatory term for island natives[[/note]]. ''Yeah''.
* [[AntiHero Haplo]] of ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'' essentially starts out as this (yeah, he's not [[SorcerousOverlord Lord Xar's]] ''biological'' son, but the two consistently frame their relationship as surrogate father/surrogate son and are about as close as an EvilOverlord and his [[TheDragon Dragon]] can be), and Haplo does all he can to lay the groundwork across the multiverse for Xar's coming rule. However, as Haplo's CharacterDevelopment gradually kicks in across the series, he begins to realize that maybe Xar is no longer the good lord Haplo believed him to be; following his HeelFaceTurn, Haplo becomes Xar's enemy (albeit with much regret on both sides) though in the end [[spoiler: Haplo willingly offers his life to Xar to prove that he still believes in him, and that Xar's other adviser Sang-drax- a demonic entity in humanoid form- is their mutual enemy]]. Yeah, Haplo has a complicated relationship with his adopted father, and by extension this trope.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Ramsay Bolton is the [[BastardBastard bastard son]] of the evil Roose Bolton. Roose raped Ramsay's mother, then took him as his heir after Ramsay had Roose's trueborn son murdered. Roose is annoyed by Ramsay's overt evil and lectures him about keeping his sadistic hobbies on the down-low, like Roose does.
* [[Creator/GKChesterton The Ballad of the White Horse]] has [[HornyVikings Harold]], [[EvilOverlord Guthrum]]'s nephew. Unlike most other examples, he's stupid enough to be TheBrute and thus the first member of the [[FiveBadBand Four Bad Band]] to die - in fact, the only named character to die before [[FinalBattle Book Six]].
* ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'': Lord Nidrus Hellebore, the [[BigBad architect of the plot]] to unleash [[EldritchAbomination Old Night]] into the mortal world, has a son named Anton who takes after his father in terms of evil, if not necessarily ambition. Born to a life of idle luxury and raised by an EvilSorcerer, Anton becomes a sadistic hedonist who takes glee in torturing Hellebore's enemies, including the [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter daughter of his ally]], who betrays him out of love for the protagonist.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Thrax, son of Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd from ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive''. He seeks to avenge his parents' magic-induced HeelFaceTurn at the end of ''Space''.
** Subverted, more or less, with King Mondo's eldest son Prince Gasket from ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''. He aspired to be TheStarscream, [[spoiler: but then fled like a coward when his ''very angry'' father confronted him.]]
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s ComicBook/LexLuthor was apparently raised to be the "resents his father" variant, complete with multiple references to Alexander and other great conquerors. Although at first he was [[MadDictatorsHandsomeSon too nice]], he later goes [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope totally off the deep end]] and becomes the [[TheDreaded feared]] character we always knew he could be.
* Even if you don't feel Uther is especially evil, Arthur from the BBC's ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' qualifies completely. Bit of a WellDoneSonGuy, extremely loyal to his father, although he increasingly questions his most hardline policies, particularly on magic. (Which is logical, because Uther's stance on that particular matter is heavily irrational.)
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Klorel, son of Apophis. Since the Goa'uld are a race of {{Explosive Breeder}}s and {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s with GeneticMemory and several more layers of BizarreAlienBiology, including Klorel having a "human" brother named Shifu... Well, it is too bad the character was [[PutOnABus Put In A Jar Through A Gate]].
* Howlyn, the BigBad of season 5 of ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'', is an [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Atavus]] who ruled prehistoric Earth millions of years ago, when his kind were forced into hybernation by a meter shower. His son Yulyn wants nothing to do with Howlyn and refuses to kill to feed. He wants to return the Atavus to their homeworld, where they don't need to do that.
* Olies Gil from ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' is the son of the Zangyack Emperor, who has yet to be seen onscreen, but he's the one who orders the attack on Earth. Of course, the "damned pirates" are always in his way, so it's just a matter of time now until Daddy shows up to see why his son hasn't conquered Earth yet...
** [[spoiler: Episode 37 confirms that his Dragon was effectively his babysitter, and that he was aware of this the entire time. He pulls out all the stops against the Gokaiger, but is killed in the following episode. Enter one very annoyed Overlord ''Senior''.]]
* John Ross Ewing III, in TheRevival of ''Series/{{Dallas}}''. Considering who [[ManipulativeBastard his]] [[MagnificentBastard father]] is, it should come as no surprise.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's son [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon Shane]] and son-in-law Wrestling/TripleH both qualify whenever they are {{heel}}s.

* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Babysitting New Years Eve", Miss Brooks babysits Mr. Conklin's bratty nephew, who's constantly yelling "I want a drink of water!". Averted with Mr. Conklin's daughter, Harriet, a series regular who is very much a friend of Miss Brooks'.

* Herbert von Krolock in ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'', who not only acts as TheDragon to his father, but whom WordOfGod states is ''personally'' responsible for Alfred's nightmare during the "Carpe Noctem" dance sequence.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' example; while this hasn't been confirmed, it has been suggested that Demon Lord [[ChaoticEvil Graz'zt]] is this to [[LawfulEvil Archdevil]] and GodOfEvil Asmodeus. Whether he's the rebellious (but still evil) son, or secretly still working for his father, is also up to speculation.
** Lixer is a much better example, since he is confirmed to actually be Asmodeus' son and is far more competent (if slightly weaker personally) than Graz'zt could ever hope to be.
* Joseph Prosek II [[note]]He's named after his grandfather, in case you were wondering[[/note]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' is this to his father Karl, Emperor-For-Life of [[TheEmpire the Coaltion States]]. Surprisingly, while he is arguably even more evil than his father, he is also a completely loyal, loving son, content to serve as Minister of Propaganda while patiently waiting for his father to step down. Karl is equally devoted to his son, and both [[WeCanRuleTogether stand side-by-side]] in their iron fist in a velvet glove rule.
* The ''Pyramid'' article "[[http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/sample.html?id=2919 Call No Man Happy Until He is Dread]]: Dark Lords in ''TabletopGame/GURPSDiscworld''" has a bit about family which warns "Sons, unfortunately, seem to slip into the Unwisely Trusted Lieutenant role with appalling ease; being brought up by someone with lousy parenting skills, who nonetheless convinces you that you're an Heir To Power, is doubtless bad for team spirit and moral sense."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Dr. Wily has a son in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', Regal, that also took up villainy. Regal's MUCH worse than Wily is, [[EvenEvilHasStandards hands down.]] [[spoiler:Wily actually did a HeelFaceTurn to stop him, out of sheer horror at Regal's misdeeds.]]
* Rico Jr., son of the demon lord Rico Sr., in ''VideoGame/DokaponKingdom''. He has traits of the RoyalBrat, EnfanteTerrible, and carbon copy of his dad.
* Several examples in ''Franchise/FireEmblem''... In ''Blazing Sword'' there's the sniveling Erik, son of the greedy Darin. There are a ton in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]], specially Scorpio towards his [[spoiler: long dead]] father Andrei.
** Downplayed with Danan's younger sons Johan and Johalva, since they're more of {{anti villain}}s and one of them can be spirited to the hero's side by Larcei, the girl they both have crushes on. [[spoiler: Their also {{anti villain}}ous older brother Burian is a subversion - he fights for familiar honor rather than Danan himself, and as he dies he says he's fought for the wrong side.]]
** Then there's [[spoiler: Julius]] who manages to [[spoiler: ''strip his father Arvis out of all his authority''.]]
* Ogura from VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy has multiple sons as bosses. The [[MissingMom mom]] question is avoided as [[TrulySingleParent he created them magically]].
* Allen O'Neil Jr., son of [[TheDragon Allen]] [[ImplacableMan O'neil]] in ''VideoGame/MetalSlug Advance''. He's basically a weaker version of his father and even has the same [[EvilLaugh maniacal laugh]].
* The Witch Boy of ''VideoGame/OverlordII'' is the son of the EvilOverlord of the former ''[[VideoGame/OverlordI Overlord]]''. However he never plays sidekick to his father since the original Overlord ended up [[VideoGame/OverlordRaisingHell stuck in hell]] after he takes it over at the end of his adventure.
* Rufus Shinra in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. His dad tried to TakeOverTheWorld with money, once he gets done in by the game's BigBad, the son vows to do the same but with fear instead.
* Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', though he's for the most part the DragonInChief.
* In the second VideoGame/{{Robopon}} game, it's revealed Dr. Zero, the first game's BigBad, is this.
* In ''VideoGame/StarFox'', [[BigBad Andross]]' nephew Andrew is this. In Star Fox Assault, Andrew pilots a giant robot that fights in a similar way to Andross, prompting [[TheLancer Falco]] to say, "What's this, an Andross wanna-be?"
* Sektor is revealed to be one of these in VideoGame/MortalKombat9. He's the son of the Lin Kuei Grand Master, willingly gets transformed into a cyborg in both timelines, and in the original timeline, he [[spoiler:kills his father and]] becomes the Grand Master himself. However, in plotline terms, this is for all of about five minutes, as Sub-Zero has taken that title from him and incapacitated him by the time of VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance.
* The ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' series has Bowser Jr., who looks a lot like his dad, admires him greatly, and is more of a mischievous troublemaker.
** Bowser had the Koopalings, six other sons ([[DaddysLittleVillain and one daughter]]) who are also chips off the old block, though they were later retconned into being siblings, but ''not'' his kids. Ludwig in particular was generally treated as Bowser's heir before the introduction of Bowser Jr.
%%* Ash from ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}''.
* Discussed and analyzed in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', when Jake learns he's the son of the OmnicidalManiac MadScientist that is [[BigBad Albert Wesker]]. His attitude, fighting style, and even abilities are remarkably similar to Wesker's and he becomes moody and snappish out of fear that he's on his way to becoming Wesker Jr. [[spoiler:He ultimately averts it: ''not'' becoming this trope becomes the driving force that turns him into a selfless and heroic person]].

* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Gilgamesh Wulfenbach, the heir of Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, current dominating super-power in Europe. When we meet him he has some experience, fenced and has a LightningGun in development, but [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040510 didn't even stash]] a DeathRay or two. Later when left to [[GadgeteerGenius his own devices]] he became more impressive, though [[WellDoneSonGuy fully met the Baron's high standards]] only by [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome defeating a mechanized army. Single-handedly]]]].
** When they were preparing to fight off a horde of slaver wasps, Agatha didn't believe him until he'd insisted several times in a loud voice he didn't ''have'' any weapons hidden in his lab that she just hadn't been able to find.
--> '''Agatha''': What kind of an EvilOverlord are you going to ''be'', anyway?
--> '''Gil''': (surprised) [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Apparently a better one than I'd thought]]...
** Notably, Klaus [[NecessaryEvil conquered Europe]] [[NobleDemon to save it from itself]], and Gil is still the leading RomanticInterest of the protagonist, and is almost ridiculously nice for someone in his position, although still very badass when he needs to be.
** However, Agatha's fashion clank (don't ask) [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080509 provides]] an alternate interpretation and wardrobe as a more typical "spoiled, cowardly son of a great man", complete with OverlordJr stock lines:
-->[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections My father will hear of this!]]
-->[[YouHaveNoIdeaWhoYoureDealingWith Do you know who I am?!]]
-->[[YouGotSpunk I like a girl with spirit!]]
--> [[SeizeThem Guards! Seize them!]]
* ''Webcomic/TheFourth'' is about Lord Tiberius Skärva the Fourth, latest in a long line of ineffective AdventureGame overlords. He kind of resents being compared to his father though (whose ghost keeps showing up to criticize him).
* It seems that Nale of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' played this role to Tarquin when he was younger. However, by the time the comic begins, Nale has already tried and failed to overthrow his father and has fled into exile, now bent on killing his estranged GoodTwin Elan in order to prove his villainous credentials. Later on, Tarquin tries to bring him back into the fold, [[spoiler:but he resists and ultimately goads his father into killing him.]]

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Jobe Wilkins, of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Son of Emperor Wilkins (aka supervillain Gizmatic), the ruler of Karedonia. Jobe is a RoyalBrat, and a brilliant (if sociopathic) MadScientist even though he is only fourteen. If he isn't destroying opponents with hideous bio-warfare inventions, he is destroying opponents with martial arts expertise. His father's only regret is that Jobe prefers biological inventing instead of mechanical inventing.
* In chargesdotcomdotbr ''Tonin'' series, Vilano's youngest son decided to show his willingness to follow his deceased father's footsteps by [[ThatManIsDead forsaking his original name]] and renaming himself [[DeadGuyJunior "Vilano Segundo" (Vilano the Second)]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Senor Senior, Jr.: son of Senor Senior, Sr. from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. He's a lazy young model who isn't too interested in villainy, but will grudgingly lend a hand to his dad in [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]].
** However, he has been shown to have inherited some of his father's diabolical nature. At one point, he turned his father in... for billions of dollars in reward money. This would enable him to bail his dad out and rebuild the family fortune which they had been scammed out of.
* Jose Von Reichter in ''WesternAnimation/CyberSix''. He's just as much of a nasty piece of work as his old man, though he seems to eschew his father's overt Nazi ideology in favour of being a horny little freak.
* Zuko of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' should have been this, but he couldn't [[TheWoobie measure]] [[TheUnFavorite up]], so his [[DaddysLittleVillain little sister]] fills the role instead. He did seem to become this for a while, when he thinks he finally gained his father's respect, but when [[spoiler:his father plans to commit genocide on the Earth Kingdom]], Zuko makes a full HeelFaceTurn.
* Subverted with Tarrlok [[spoiler: and Amon]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. [[spoiler: As children, neither of them wanted to follow [[TheDon Yak]][[AbusiveParent one's]] dream of ruling Republic City and taking out the Avatar, but they ended up [[TheBadGuyWins attempting to do so anyways]], albeit with [[IAmNotMyFather different]] [[KnightTemplar motives]] ]]
* In the animated television series to Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'', there's an episode involving a stingray-merman (who is evil) training his young son to be evil (even singing a whole VillainSong about it). The little stingray boy is conflicted between pleasing his dad and being himself.
* As of season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', [[spoiler:Kaldur has become this to his father, Black Manta]]. [[spoiler: It's actually subverted, [[FakeDefector he was good all along]].]]
* Pete Jr. in the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon "Bellboy Donald" is a BrattyHalfPint, [[EnfantTerrible with a copy of his father's personality]]. [[CharacterizationMarchesOn In his newer form]] from ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' this is {{inverted|Trope}} with him being completely different from his dad in almost every conceivable way ([[StrongFamilyResemblance except his appearance which became closer]]), fearful and resentful of him, and an entirely sympathetic character.
* Lloyd Garmadon, son of Lord Garmadon, from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' starts off as this. He wanted to follow in his evil father's footsteps and thus did the most vile thing he could think of: unleashing the Serpentine Tribes. After being betrayed by every one of them, he decides that he doesn't want to be evil anymore and [[HeelFaceTurn joins the ninja]].
* Prince Lotor from the VoltronLegendaryDefender. As a charmer and cunning strategist, he represents a somewhat different threat to his father Zarkon, who is all about brute force and authority.
* Bian Zao, the son of Taotie in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' mostly thinks his father's plots to get revenge on the Jade Palace are "lame", but the episode "Youth in Re-Volt" reveals he's still a potential villain, he just doesn't want to do it his dad's way.
* What Cyril Sneer wanted of his son Cedric in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'', but after the first TV especials, he does a HeelFaceTurn.
* Victor in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' as the son of rhino warlord Rataxes, although as the show continues this is downplayed as Victor is actually a friend of Babar's children and is more like a SitcomArchNemesis relationship between the parents.