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Oedipus Complex
aka: Electra Complex

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"Oedipus Complex" may refer to:

  • Oedipus Complex: A Useful Notes page about the Freudian term.
  • Child Supplants Parent: A child wants to overthrow, replace, or supersede their parent. Formerly called Oedipus Complex.
  • Daddy's Girl: A female character adores and is adored by her father, sometimes to the point of competing with their mother/making their mother jealous.
  • Extremely Protective Child: A person who is fiercely protective of their parent(s), often a man towards his mother.
  • Hates Their Parent: A child doesn't like their parent(s).
  • Incest Subtext: Implied romantic or sexual feelings between family members.
  • Jealous Parent: A parent is jealous of their own child for getting all their partner's attention.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: A child's love interest is reminiscent of their parent. May or may not imply incestuous feelings toward said parent.
  • Momma's Boy: A male character who expresses their love and adoration for their mom a lot, often by being affectionate towards them or allowing the mom to run their lives.
  • Parental Incest: Actual romantic or sexual feelings/relations between parent(al figures) and their children.
  • ReferencedBy.Oedipus The King: Direct references other works make to Oedipus the King.

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Alternative Title(s): Electra Complex