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** The fact that Ozai was prepared to kill off his then 10-year-old son on his father's command in order to remain in Azulon's good graces fits the trope even better. Ozai's [[MamaBear wife Ursa]] got wind of it and Ozai ended up Fire Lord the next morning, but that is beside the point.

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** The fact that Ozai was prepared to kill off his then 10-year-old son on his father's command in order to remain in Azulon's good graces fits the trope even better. Ozai's [[MamaBear wife Ursa]] got wind of it and Ozai ended up Fire Lord the next morning, but that is beside the point. Notably, Ozai confirmed to Zuko that he was willing to do it right before the murder attempt detailed above.


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** The comic continuation ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSearch The Search]]'' has a flashback where Ozai explains to a very, very young Zuko that he was planning and prepared to kill him the day he was born due to "not having that spark in his eye" that baby firebenders supposedly have, because it would have been a disgrace for his firstborn son and heir apparent to be a nonbender. For those of you playing along at home, that's ''three separate instances'' where Ozai attempted to murder his son. It is no wonder that [[CallingParentsByTheirName Zuko stops calling him 'Dad' or 'Father']].


* Franchise/{{Wolverine}}:
** In one issue a group of former victims or friends and families of some of Wolverine's MookHorrorShow battles, collected and trained a group of his unknown offspring to be used as enforcers, the Mongrels. He is then informed of their lineage after he had already killed them and the entire group was dead.
** In ''Comicbook/XForce'', [[spoiler:Wolverine kills his son ComicBook/{{Daken}} by drowning him]]. This is arguably worse than the above since the father knew he was killing his son but was forced to do it anyway. He then starts cradling his dead son, weeping and blaming himself for not being able to save his son from going down the wrong path. Just to twist the knife even further, [[spoiler:Sabretooth shows up and gloats that he manipulated Daken into forming the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants just to force Wolverine to kill him, knowing that this would hurt Wolverine worse than anything else Sabretooth had done to him]].
** His ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse counterpart, Weapon X, kills his daughter Kiriko with his arm cannon, reducing her body to a withered husk. He knew she was his daughter this time, he was just a massive asshole.



* {{Invoked|Trope}} and subverted in the ''Villains United'' miniseries. PsychoForHire Cheshire is blackmailed into joining the Comicbook/SecretSix via threats made against her daughter Lian. The mastermind behind the Six, Mockingbird, has informed her that there is a small bomb implanted in the back of Lian's neck, and if detonated, she would either be killed or left severely brain damaged. Because Cheshire refuses to let anyone control her, and because she's a sociopath with the maternal capabilities of a lizard, she seduces Catman and gets pregnant. This way, not only will she be able to leave the Six regardless of Lian's life because she'll have a replacement baby, it gives a hold on Catman. It isn't until after Cheshire sells the Six out to the Secret Society and gets shot in the chest by Deathstroke that we learn Lian's life was never in danger because Mockingbird lied. Cheshire never found out.
-->'''Cheshire''': [Mockingbird] ''may'' kill my beloved child. So isn't it fortunate that I'll soon have a replacement?



* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': Thor kills Modi, his son with Hela. Tragically, he tells Modi to his face that he is a disgrace and is happy to kill him, but this is a lie and he is close to tears while he holds his charred corpse.



* {{Invoked|Trope}} and subverted in the ''Villains United'' miniseries. PsychoForHire Cheshire is blackmailed into joining the Comicbook/SecretSix via threats made against her daughter Lian. The mastermind behind the Six, Mockingbird, has informed her that there is a small bomb implanted in the back of Lian's neck, and if detonated, she would either be killed or left severely brain damaged. Because Cheshire refuses to let anyone control her, and because she's a sociopath with the maternal capabilities of a lizard, she seduces Catman and gets pregnant. This way, not only will she be able to leave the Six regardless of Lian's life because she'll have a replacement baby, it gives a hold on Catman. It isn't until after Cheshire sells the Six out to the Secret Society and gets shot in the chest by Deathstroke that we learn Lian's life was never in danger because Mockingbird lied. Cheshire never found out.
-->'''Cheshire''': [Mockingbird] ''may'' kill my beloved child. So isn't it fortunate that I'll soon have a replacement
* Franchise/{{Wolverine}}:
** In one story, a group of former victims or friends and family of some of Wolverine's MookHorrorShow battles, the Red Right Hand, collected and trained a group of his unknown offspring to be used as enforcers, the Mongrels. He is then informed of their lineage after he had already killed them and the Red Right Hand had killed themselves so he couldn't get any revenge for what they did.
** His ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse counterpart, Weapon X, kills his daughter Kiriko with his arm cannon, reducing her body to a withered husk. He knew she was his daughter this time, he was just a massive asshole; the main universe Wolverine is the one more upset by it.
** In ''Comicbook/UncannyXForce'', [[spoiler:Wolverine kills his son ComicBook/{{Daken}} by drowning him]]. This is arguably worse than the above since the father knew he was killing his son but was forced to do it anyway. He then starts cradling his dead son, weeping and blaming himself for not being able to save his son from going down the wrong path, lamenting the life they could've had together. Just to twist the knife even further, [[spoiler:Sabretooth shows up and gloats that he manipulated Daken into forming the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants just to force Wolverine to kill him, knowing that this would hurt Wolverine worse than anything else Sabretooth had done to him]].



* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': Thor kills Modi, his son with Hela. Tragically, he tells Modi to his face that he is a disgrace and is happy to kill him, but this is a lie and he is close to tears while he holds his charred corpse.


** Played straight in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' with [[spoiler:Palpatine. He wanted to kidnap his granddaughter Rey to [[FamilialBodySnatcher possess her]] and make her the ruler of the Sith Empire. His son (Rey's father) hid her away to prevent this from happening, so Palpatine had his assassin kill him and his wife when they wouldn't cooperate.]]

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** Played straight in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' with [[spoiler:Palpatine. He wanted to kidnap his granddaughter Rey to [[FamilialBodySnatcher possess her]] and make her the ruler of the Sith Empire. His son (Rey's father) hid her away on Jakku to prevent this from happening, so Palpatine had his assassin kill him and his wife when they wouldn't cooperate.]]


** Played straight in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' with [[spoiler:Palpatine. He wanted to kidnap his granddaughter Rey to [[FamilialBodySnatcher possess her]] and make her the ruler of the Sith Empire. His son (Rey's father) hid her away to prevent this from happening, so he had his assassin kill him and his wife when they wouldn't cooperate.]]

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** Played straight in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' with [[spoiler:Palpatine. He wanted to kidnap his granddaughter Rey to [[FamilialBodySnatcher possess her]] and make her the ruler of the Sith Empire. His son (Rey's father) hid her away to prevent this from happening, so he Palpatine had his assassin kill him and his wife when they wouldn't cooperate.]]


** Played straight in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' with [[spoiler:Palpatine. He wanted to kidnap his granddaughter Rey to [[FamilialBodySnatcher possess her]] and make her the ruler of the Sith Empire. His son (Rey's father) hid her away, so he had his assassin kill him and his wife when they wouldn't cooperate.]]

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** Played straight in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' with [[spoiler:Palpatine. He wanted to kidnap his granddaughter Rey to [[FamilialBodySnatcher possess her]] and make her the ruler of the Sith Empire. His son (Rey's father) hid her away, away to prevent this from happening, so he had his assassin kill him and his wife when they wouldn't cooperate.]]

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** Played straight in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' with [[spoiler:Palpatine. He wanted to kidnap his granddaughter Rey to [[FamilialBodySnatcher possess her]] and make her the ruler of the Sith Empire. His son (Rey's father) hid her away, so he had his assassin kill him and his wife when they wouldn't cooperate.]]

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman2006'': The renegade Amazon Astarte ordered her daughter Theana executed when Diana started getting through to Theana with her message about love.


* In February 2012, Joshua Powell, the main suspect on [[NeverFoundTheBody the disappearance and possible murder]] of his wife [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Susan_Powell Susan Cox]], grabbed his estranged sons from a social worker during a supervised visit, and blew up his house in a murder-suicide; autopsies on the boys revealed they were stabbed to death before the house exploded. It is believed that the reason he murdered his sons is to silence them from revealing the location of their mother's body, and [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled keep him from getting a death sentence]]. The police have since stated that they believe Joshua killed Susan and appeals to declare her dead have begun.

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* In February 2012, Joshua Powell, the main suspect on [[NeverFoundTheBody the disappearance and possible probable murder]] of his wife [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Susan_Powell Susan Cox]], grabbed his estranged sons from a social worker during a supervised visit, visit and blew up his house in a murder-suicide; autopsies on the boys revealed they were stabbed to death attacked with a hatchet before the house exploded. It is believed that the reason he murdered his sons is was to silence prevent them from revealing the location of their mother's body, and [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled keep him from getting a death sentence]]. The police have since stated that they believe Joshua killed Susan and appeals to declare her dead have begun.


* Many children with disabilities (most commonly autism and cerebral palsy) or fatal illness have been not only been killed by their parents, but in many cases the parents themselves are seen in the media and by supporters as sympathetic and admirable for their actions, as they claim to do this after crossing the DespairEventHorizon and because [[MercyKill they want to spare their kid from more suffering]] or don't believe that they can get the kid the proper care to live a comfortable life. Examples include Robert Latimer, Danielle Blais and Karen [=McCarron=]. Often the parents kill themselves as well [[TogetherInDeath to not leave their kids alone in death]].

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* Many children with disabilities (most commonly autism and cerebral palsy) or fatal illness have been not only been killed by their parents, but in many cases the parents themselves are seen in the media and by supporters as sympathetic and admirable for their actions, as they claim to do this after crossing the DespairEventHorizon and because [[MercyKill they want to spare their kid from more suffering]] or don't believe that they can get the kid the proper care to live a comfortable life. Examples include Robert Latimer, Danielle Blais and Blais, Karen [=McCarron=].[=McCarron=] and Dorothy Spourdalakis. Often the parents kill themselves as well [[TogetherInDeath to not leave their kids alone in death]].


** Cronus' father Ouranos had earlier shoved Cronus' siblings back into their mother's womb.

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** Cronus' father Ouranos had earlier shoved Cronus' siblings back into their mother's womb.Tartarus.


** Zeus himself ate one of his [[ReallyGetsAround many consorts]] when she was pregnant, as a male child by her was prophesied to be greater than Zeus himself. [[MisterSeahorse That one backfired, tho,]] thankfully the child born was Athena, who, being a daughter instead of a son was ''not''greater than Zeus, and a total DaddysGirl.

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** Zeus himself ate one of his [[ReallyGetsAround many consorts]] when she was pregnant, as a male child by her was prophesied to be greater than Zeus himself. [[MisterSeahorse That one backfired, tho,]] thankfully the child born was Athena, who, being a daughter instead of a son was ''not''greater ''not'' greater than Zeus, and a total DaddysGirl.


** Zeus himself ate one of his [[ReallyGetsAround many consorts]] when she was pregnant with Athena, who was prophesied to be greater than Zeus himself. [[MisterSeahorse That one backfired, tho.]]

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** Zeus himself ate one of his [[ReallyGetsAround many consorts]] when she was pregnant with Athena, who pregnant, as a male child by her was prophesied to be greater than Zeus himself. [[MisterSeahorse That one backfired, tho.]]tho,]] thankfully the child born was Athena, who, being a daughter instead of a son was ''not''greater than Zeus, and a total DaddysGirl.


* When ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'''s Psycho Mantis first developed his psychic powers, he read his father's mind and realized that his father wanted to kill him. He responded in a reasonable and mature fashion by [[spoiler: destroying him and burning the entire village to the ground]].

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When ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'''s Psycho Mantis first developed his psychic powers, he read his father's mind and realized that his father wanted to kill him. He responded in a reasonable and mature fashion by [[spoiler: destroying him and burning the entire village to the ground]].



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'':
** Your asari companion Samara has spent hundreds of years hunting her daughter Morinth, an Ardat-Yakshi SerialKiller. With your help, she can finally catch up to her and finish the job.
** Miranda's father is implied to have done this to her older sisters and in the third game [[spoiler:tries to kill Miranda, and depending on your choices may or may not succeed]].

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''VideoGame/MassEffect2'':
** *** Your asari companion Samara has spent hundreds of years hunting her daughter Morinth, an Ardat-Yakshi SerialKiller. With your help, she can finally catch up to her and finish the job.
** *** Miranda's father is implied to have done this to her older sisters and in the third game [[spoiler:tries to kill Miranda, and depending on your choices may or may not succeed]].



* ''WesternAnimation/FinalSpace'': In Episode 6, Avocato reveals to Gary that the Lord Commander once made all his generals (of whom Avocato himself was one) prove their loyalty to him by killing their own first born child. It was this act that made Avocato rebel against the Lord Commander.

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In Episode 6, Avocato reveals to Gary that the Lord Commander once made all his generals (of whom Avocato himself was one) prove their loyalty to him by killing their own first born child. It was this act that made Avocato rebel against the Lord Commander.

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* In ''Film/CultOfChucky'', one of the inmates at the asylum is a woman named Madeline who was committed for smothering her infant son.

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