: A character kills his or her father.
- Straight: Bob kills his father Andrew.
- Exaggerated: Bob dedicated all his life to the task of killing his father.
- Downplayed: Bob turns his criminal father over to the police, knowing that Andrew will likely get the death penalty.
- Bob didn't know Andrew was his father.
- Andrew is evil beyond redemption, and Bob is the only one in position to kill him.
- Alternatively, Andrew isn't evil, but he and Bob get on so terribly that he's killed in an act of rage.
- Inverted: Andrew kills his son Bob
- Subverted: Bob attacks his father with murdering intentions, but backs away then...
- Double Subverted: ...Because he is not actually good in swordfight. He poisons Andrew an hour later.
- Parodied: Just before Bob murders anyone in the story, he says, "You know, I think of you like a father."
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Bob doesn't kill his father.
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: "What have you done, Bob? He was your father!"
- Invoked: His death by his son's hand is part of Andrew's Thanatos Gambit.
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: "You are my father. I won't kill you, no matter what you've done".
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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