Playing With: Patricide

Basic Trope: 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.
  • Justified:
    • 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: The author has some... rather serious issues with his own father, and takes them out in his writing.
  • 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: "What sort of man could be horrible enough to kill the very man that raised him?"
  • Conversed: "Considering the things Andrew put his son through, you'd feel sorry for Bob, too."
  • Implied: "Bob, how's your dad?" "Dead. And good riddance."

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