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You're Not My Father
aka: Youre Not My Mother

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Will: Ain't even nothing to talk about. I been waiting for this a long time, my whole life, and ain't nobody gonna stop me. Come tomorrow, I'm outta here.
Uncle Phil: Oh yeah, I don't think so.
Will: Who cares what you think?! YOU ARE NOT MY FATHER!

The closing line to any fight or disagreement between a child and either their parent or (more commonly) their important replacement parental figure (in the right genre, between the hero and their mentor). Often a form of Calling the Old Man Out.

This is either a loophole for someone who really is in the wrong and wants a reason to end the argument with someone who isn't their biological parent without justifying themself, or a way for a Good-aligned (or standards-bearing) offspring to inform their Evil-aligned parent or parental figure that they have crossed the line and are no longer worthy of respect, admiration, or obedience (in which case, it can include biological parents). It can also be delivered to deliberately hurt a parental figure who genuinely feels that they are their parent in every sense but the biological. In this case, the accusation typically leads to guilt on both sides, and usually a last-minute apology and reconciliation...unless it turns out to be the last time they ever speak.

A stipulation is that the mentor has been more of a parent than the referenced father ever was. Or maybe an older brother with a Promotion to Parent, or a stepfather in a Blended Family Drama.

Much more rare, but not unheard of, is for someone to say this to their biological parent, oftentimes directly pointing out how much better the Parental Substitute was at the job. Calling Parents by Their Name is a common way to express this variant. If this happens, it's possibly because the child just Hates Their Parent.

A twist that turns up the tension is "You're not his father."

Compare/contrast with I Have No Son!, to which the teen may fire back with this trope. Note that this trope is not generally related to I Am Not Your Father, since it's usually understood by both parties that the person really isn't their father (and that's the point). Not to be confused with Disowned Parent, which is when a person rejects their biological parent. Overlaps with Not Blood, Not Family if a person says this because of a lack of blood ties.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • In Black Clover, Vanessa Enoteca flat-out tells her abusive mother, the Witch Queen, she isn't her family before "the red thread of fate" manifests itself. She specifically says that to her, the Black Bulls are her family.
  • In Bleach, Uryuu Ishida is so angry with his father Ryuuken's rejection of the family Quincy lineage that he verbally refuses to call him "Father", using Ryuuken's first name instead. Flashbacks reveal a past argument over it that culminated in Uryuu demanding to know why and being horrified when Ryuuken claims there's no money in the lifestyle. It's implied to be the moment when Uryuu lost all respect for his father, as it seems to be the last time Uryuu ever called him "Father" out loud. Ryuuken was actually lying to hide the truth but Uryuu hasn't yet realised.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • After Fairy Tail's guild war with Phantom Lord, Lucy Heartfilia disowns her father Jude for inadvertently helping said war come into play. They do eventually reconcile shortly after Jude loses his fortune.
    • Erza Scarlet finds out her biological mother Irene Belserion is a despicable woman who gave birth to her just so she could take over her body and escape her own horribly cursed body, dumped her in a random village when she failed, and is actively trying to kill her out of spite. Because of this, Erza understandably has no trouble telling her that her guild is her true family, not that said mother actually cares since they're enemies regardless. When her mother can't bring herself to kill Erza and takes her own life, however, Erza pays her respects by calling her "Mother" for the first and only time. By the time of 100 Years Quest, Erza cares enough about Irene to dedicate a new weapon and technique after her.
  • In Fruits Basket, Kyo shouted this (in a flashback) about his adoptive father, who became distant after overhearing it. It turns out it was because Kyo (who has self-esteem issues) didn't want people to reflect poorly on his adoptive father by thinking they were related, as he's not worthy of having such a good parent.
  • Wrath from the 2003 version of Fullmetal Alchemist was created when Izumi tried to resurrect her stillborn son through alchemy. They met several years afterwards when Izumi and the Elrics discovered him living as a Wild Child on an island. Izumi treated Wrath like a son even before learning of his past and Wrath liked her back, but once Envy got his hands on Wrath, he returned his memories and Wrath went off the deep end. He rejected Izumi as his mother due to believing she abandoned him and ultimately began viewing Sloth as his Parental Substitute instead. Wrath didn't begin to acknowledge Izumi as his mom until shortly before her death. In Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa, they end up Together in Death.
  • In Hetalia: Axis Powers, The American Revolution is pretty much portrayed this way: America tells England, the Parental Substitute mixture of a father and a brother, that "I'm not your little brother anymore" during their final fight.
  • Used by Vivio on her adoptive mother Nanoha after Quattro manipulates her into fighting her adopted mother in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. This happened while Nanoha was being fueled by Mama Bear rage. Ouch. In an unusual variation, Vivio meant this literally. She'd been mind-screwed so thoroughly by Quattro that the poor girl genuinely believed that the person she was facing was someone disguised as her Mama in an attempt to deceive her. Even after she realizes that it's the actual Nanoha, she keeps this view since, as a clone made for the express purpose of moving a giant battleship, she doesn't view herself worthy of having parents.
  • One Piece:
    • Portgas D. Ace uses this phrase on Monkey D. Garp in a flashback, in response to him opposing his plan to become a pirate. Unlike some who invoke it on a non-biological father figure, he doesn't think much of his biological father, Gol D. Roger.
    • In the Dressrosa arc, a minor flashback (a few days ago, rather than the usual year gap) shows a disagreement between sixteen-year-old Rebecca and her parental figure, the Living Toy Thunder Soldier. The former wants to participate in a tournament so she could win the Flame-Flame Fruit and kill Doflamingo, the latter heavily protests against it, not wanting the young girl to die. His dissuasion, combined with her frustration following Doflamingo's fake resignation from the Seven Warlords of the Sea, leads to her saying that he's not her father, but just a one-legged toy soldier. Stricken and unwilling to argue any longer, the Soldier prays that she doesn't enter and leaves, as Rebecca, regretting what she did, tries in vain to get him to stay. Fortunately, they reconcile off-screen. It's even more hurtful for the Thunder Soldier because he is Rebecca's father. He is in fact the legendary warrior Kyros who was transformed into a toy. Nobody else, not even Rebecca, remembers him because people who are transformed into toys become unpersoned. Then, at the end of the arc she inverts it, tearfully begging him to stop pretending that he's not her father after he spread a rumor that she's the daughter of some foreign prince to spare her the shame of having a murderer for a father.
    • Sanji understandably refuses to think of Vinsmoke Judge, the man who abused him as a child, as his father in any way. When Sanji meets Judge for the first time in years, the former reaffirms this during their battle. He also denies any relation to the Vinsmoke family as a whole since he makes it clear that Vinsmoke Sanji, the weak little boy they ridiculed, "died at sea" after escaping from Germa 13 years earlier. Even after rescuing Judge, Sanji still considers Zeff his true father.
    • In the Wano arc, Yamato already resents his continual abuse by Kaido, but the last straw that makes him disown the King of the Beasts as his father is finding out that Kaido is willing to kill him with his booby-trapped handcuffs.
  • In Persona 4: The Animation, after Nanako finally has enough of her father putting his work before her, she subjects him to a tear-filled rant before finishing with this line and sprinting off upstairs. Earlier in the episode, she builds up to this by telling Yu that she doubts her father is actually her father because he seems to care about his work more than her.
  • This is put to very emotionally moving use in Princess Tutu, when Rue finally defies the Raven.
  • Space Pirate Mito is devastated when Aoi ends a fight by shouting "You're not my mom, you're just an alien in a suit that looks like my mom!" because she actually is his mother even if she is an alien in a suit. They reconcile when she tells him the story of how she met his father.

  • In a routine done by Robin Williams, the Biblical Joseph, after hearing Mary is pregnant and he'd be "the stepfather of God's kid," feared he wouldn't be able to discipline Jesus since he'd just scream, "You're not my real dad!"

    Comic Books 
  • In Cloak and Dagger, when Tandy's stepfather says he wants to see her ballet recital because "isn't that what dads do?", she angrily says that he's her stepfather. She doesn't think much more highly of her biological father (who ran off to India after divorcing her mom), but at that point is stuck convinced that nobody cares about her. Looking back on it, Dagger thinks she was an idiot for blaming her stepfather for something like that and believes that he actually did love her.
  • In Earth 2, it's established that Thomas Wayne actually survived the shooting in Crime Alley and went into hiding while letting the public think he died with his wife Martha in a misguided effort to protect his son Bruce. Bruce ends up distancing himself from his father out of spite after hearing that his dad had a shady past in addition to still being alive, which leads to Thomas trying to make amends by becoming the new Batman after Bruce dies fighting the Parademons.
  • In the climax of the first chapter of Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, Pinocchio screams this at the vampirised Geppetto, as he tries to emotionally manipulate the wooden boy. Pinocchio's curse being such that he can't even lie to himself, his outburst immediately results in his nose growing and staking Geppetto through the heart, killing him (but also breaking the vampire curse, allowing Gepetto his own mind in his final moments).
  • In The Sandman (1989), Orpheus rejects Morpheus after Eurydice's death when Morpheus (in his usual manner) attempts to encourage Orpheus to live on. This ends up wounding Morpheus' pride, and the two remain estranged for about three millennia until the events of Brief Lives.
  • Supergirl:
    • In Supergirl vol. #5 issue #22, Kara thinks her cousin is about to lecture her after her latest mess-up, and she interrupts him to remind him he isn't her father or her brother, she's trying to learn to be better, and she doesn't need his validation (Superman answers that he actually agrees with her).
    Supergirl: No, listen to me. I have to say: I know you love me, and that's why you feel a need to act like my big brother or my dad — But you're neither one! I'm capable of recognizing my own mistakes, Kal! I don't need my nose rubbed in them! Maybe I'm not perfect like you —
    Superman: Hey, I'm not —
    Supergirl: Maybe I need to learn things the hard way. But I am learning! I want to be a family with you and Uncle Jon and Aunt Martha, but I don't need your... validation!
    • In Red Daughter of Krypton Kara says this line after her team's leader tells her she shouldn't drink booze because she's just a kid.
      Supergirl: You're not my parent, Guy Gardner, and from what I understand, you don't even lead this team.
  • Issue 5 of the Transformers vs. G.I. Joe maxiseries has a flashback where a younger Duke refuses to accept his stepfather and his younger half-brother Falcon as family.
  • Spider Jerusalem from Transmetropolitan was once told this by a person he was trying to interview.
    Liesl: How is that any of your business? You're not my dad. I do what I have to do. I was told to hide, I hid. I get scared, I deal with getting scared my own fucking way. Clear?
    [Beat Panel]
    Liesl: You're not my dad, right?
    Spider: No.
    Liesl: Good.
    [Beat Panel]
  • Warlord of Mars has Dejah Thoris disowning her believed-to-be-deceased grandfather when he declares his intent to raise an army to conquer their planet and crush all those who oppose him. It's revealed that this is actually a clone created by an entity to take his place, and the real one is truly dead.
  • X23 has this reaction to Old Man Logan, adamantly refusing to accept that he's in any way like the man she knew and came to accept as her father.

    Fan Works 
  • Angel of the Bat: After her religious conversion, Cassandra Cain sternly tells Lady Shiva she has two fathers, but her biological parent David is neither of them.
  • The Apprentice, the Student, and the Charlatan: Nova informs Ray that "I'd rather be a bastard than your son."
  • In the Street Sharks fanfiction Blades, this is basically Streex's reaction to Ripster calling him out on being unreliable.
    You're not Dad John. You can't keep us all together like he can, and I'm sick of you ordering us around and expecting us to follow like good little soldiers. You don't have a clue what you're doing and don't even try to pretend otherwise. There's only one person who can undo what Paradigm does and he's not here.
  • The Chronicles of Ohu: Akame is reunited with his long-lost son Takeo, who is very livid that his father seemingly abandoned him and his siblings when they were puppies. He lets his father come help them defeat the boss dog threatening their territory and his family, but after that, he wants nothing more to do with him, adding, "You're not my father, and I'm not your son." Once he learns the reason why Akame left them behind, to protect them from the terrors of the Koga/Iga war, he averts this by making up with Akame, even adding, "You're my father, and I'm your son."
  • Izuku manages to do this twice in Conversations with a Cryptid. His biological father is Hisashi Midoriya, but the man's never been there for him or his mother, and Izuku thinks of him as a glorified bank account. The second one is theoretical; when he notices that All for One referred to himself as being 'negiligent', which implied he owed Izuku a duty of care, Izuku promptly tells the supervillain that whatever obligation he has, he waives it as he doesn't want to be in debt to All for One or end up like Shigaraki. Which nails Hisashi right where it hurts.
  • Destiny is a Hazy Thing has Naruto outright disowning his parents and pretty much handing over parenting duties (and himself) to his loving Eldritch Abomination parents (It Makes Sense in Context) who proceed to torment Naruto's parents when he leaves the room.
  • Eden, by Obsessmuch: While never said directly due to the elder in question being dead, Hermione's son refuses to accept the possibility his biological father is Lucius Malfoy, since it would mean he was fathered by a rapist. He doesn't question his mother on it, who could confirm his conception was consensual, out of fear of it being true.
  • In the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf novel, Empath says this of Papa Smurf when it is revealed that Empath is Papa Smurf's only biological son and that Papa Smurf had abandoned Empath in Psychelia to be raised by the Psyche Master, with Empath accusing Papa Smurf of doing this on purpose for the sake of raising nearly a hundred young Smurfs who are not even his own children that weren't born with telepathic and telekinetic powers.
  • After Rachel is declared her guardian in Glee Reprise, Beth is pretty displeased and pulls this a few times in the first episode.
  • Her Max: Ruby is raising her little brother Max alone due to their parents' deaths, but she's worried that Max will resent her as he gets older. She has a nightmare of an older Max yelling at her that she's not his mother.
  • In the 101 Dalmatian Street the fanfic I AM A DE VIL, Doug spoke harsh words about his stepson, Dylan. Dylan overheard this and he gets very upset. Doug was going to talk to him, but Dylan in tears and yells in rage at Doug that he's not his father.
  • In Jonathan Joestar, The First JoJo after meeting his semi-true father Jonathan Joestar, Giorno burns the picture of Dio he stores in his wallet and replaces it with a photo of Jonathan.
  • The Karma of Lies: After his father is exposed as Hawkmoth and arrested, Adrien ends up in his Aunt Amelie's custody. Displeased by her pulling him out of public school and enrolling him online in order to protect him from those who would punish him for his father's crimes, Adrien declares that "You're not my parent. I don't have to listen to you." She retorts that if he lets his grades dip too low, she'll ship him off to Military School.
  • Letting Go Of Hate: Kovu isn't emotionally attached to his mother Zira. Though she gave him special treatment as Scar's successor growing up, she still was very distant and cruel. As a result, he doesn't view her as a mother.
  • In Naruto: Asunder, Naruto directs this at both parents when they try (and fail) to explain why they sealed the Kyuubi in him, wanting to become a family again (as unlike in canon, they're still alive). By Chapter 23, however, not only did Naruto manage to make up with Minato and Kushina, but he also called them "mom" and "dad" just before the final battle against Madara.
    Naruto: You BOTH aren't my parents. You don't deserve to be. I made it fine without you all these years and I'll keep making it WITHOUT YOU. Don't bother me ever again.
  • Mako in Natural Selection cuts ties with her family due to their Acquired Situational Narcissism and their willingness to pimp her out to Ryuko just so they can keep up their lavish lifestyles.
  • Gendo gets that treatment very often in Neon Genesis Evangelion fics:
    • Advice and Trust: Done indirectly by Asuka in chapter 9 when she revised her will and next of kin stuff, and she cut her father and her step-mother out of her will, declaring "Screw my father and that woman, Shinji gets everything." From that point on, she doesn't regard her parents as family.
    • The Child of Love: After the events of the story, Shinji calls his father out on everything he did to himself, Asuka, and their daughter and tells him as far as he is concerned, he is a stranger. Several years later, he still refuses to refer to Gendo as his father.
    • Doing It Right This Time: After returning to the past Rei refuses to regard Gendo as father, parental substitute, guardian, or whatever.
      Toji snorted. "Oh, I doubt your dad did it on-"
      Rei's coffee cup landed on the table with some force. "The Commander is not my father," she said harshly. "Not genetically or by his actions." She forced her anger back under control. "Forgive me. It is a... sensitive subject."
    • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genocide:
      • During a talk with Rei, Shinji tells her that he doesn't think of Gendo as his father anymore.
      • Rei does a more symbolic version by deciding, for reasons she cannot quite comprehend, to throw Gendo's old glasses in the garbage.
      • And finally inverted in the last chapter with Gendo. During his confrontation with Rei, he admits to her that he doesn't believe he is deserving of being considered a father to Shinji with how he has been treating him.
    • Neon Metathesis Evangelion: After learning about Rei's upbringing, Shinji declares that Gendo is not his father, merely a genetic donor.
    • Once More with Feeling: Variant. After meeting his grandfather for the first time, Shinji tells these words when he finally and intellectually accepts that his so-called blood relatives were never there for him.
      Takuya Ikari: Shinji... I can understand your anger... but I hope you realize, that if you ever need me, as your Grandfather I will be here for you.
      Shinji: I may be your Grandson Mister Ikari... but you are not my Grandfather. Goodbye.
    • The One I Love Is...: When Gendo is trying to force him to fight and kill the last Angel Shinji calls him out on all he has done to Asuka and Rei and screams he would be ashamed of calling himself "Ikari" if it was not his mother's surname.
    • The Second Try: Variation. During his confrontation in the second-to-last chapter, Shinji says he wishes Gendo was not his father so that he could hate him properly.
  • In Old West, Teddy Glossy says this when he first meets his no-good conman father Benjamin Hares, who abandoned his mother before Teddy was born and never showed up afterwards.
    Teddy: I want what's good for my momma and me.
    Benjamin: So do I.
    Teddy: No. You don't. That's why I'm not your son. Momma always said I was a gift from God. I'm gonna believe that instead.
  • Only Flowers Fall ends with Lillie disowning her previously emotionally abusive mother and leaving for Kanto on her own. Lillie prefers to see Professor Burnet as her surrogate mother.
  • In The Prayer Warriors, Percy Jackson declares that Zeus is not his father (canonically, Poseidon is, but Zeus is in this fic) on two occasions - once when converting to Christianity and joining the Prayer Warriors, and again before killing Zeus, saying that so he can avoid committing the sin of patricide.
  • Jen Potter/Black in Princess of the Blacks does this via magical adoption (which replaces a single parent) to Lily. Narcissa and Andromeda explain that while she might prefer to do it to James, that would mean Lily was pregnant by two men at the same time and even magic insists they use something possible. As a result, as far as both magic and the law are concerned, Bellatrix Lestrange raped and obliviated James Potter during the previous war. Given that the Potters never filed any paperwork saying Jen existed, they can't prove otherwise.
  • In Purple Days, Joffrey never really stops loving Cersei, but her Stupid Evil and The Caligula tendencies grate on him across the "Groundhog Day" Loop he endures. In the Final Loop, he has a final conversation with her, and tires when she pathetically keeps trying to justify herself, so he turns around, leaves her and Jaime in a Gilded Cage in the Westerlands, and doesn't look back. To a lesser degree, he feels the same about Robert - while Joff comes to somewhat appreciate him, he ultimately feels Ned Stark did more to form him into an actually decent human being than Robert.
  • In That Red Car, Knock Out retorts that Megatron is not his creator before the tyrant gives him a spanking.
  • Remnant Inferis: DOOM: Weiss. After seeing and hearing all the horrors that her father unwittingly had a hand in, she denounces her entire family and gives up on wanting to better the Schnee name.
    Weiss: (to Jacques) As of today, I want to be as far away from our family name as possible! It's damned now, thanks to YOU!
  • This is what the Cinderella oneshot Royal Relations revolves around. Cinderella disowns her abusive stepmother but gives her step-sisters the option to be in her life, as long as they're no longer under their mother's control.
  • The RWBY Loops has Weiss, after some consideration, decide to exclusively refer to Jacques Schnee by his first name as she feels no familial connection with him. Yang, from the same fic, downplays this trope with Raven—she does not consider her to be her mother but, after the woman starts looping, she's willing to reconnect and call her family.
  • RWBY: Scars: Yang tells her biological mother Raven this. She had spent years looking for her but was disappointed by how cruel and distant Raven was. Yang's deceased stepmother Summer was a better mother than Raven. Yang doesn't want Raven anywhere near her family and threatens to kill her if she does get too close.
  • SAPR: In "Belladonna" Blake is briefly captured by the White Fang, who treat her as a wayward daughter turned to crime. Blake isn't having any of it.
    Sienna: I miss our stimulating conversations. I miss you. We all miss you, Blake. Everyone will be so glad to see you returned to the bosom of your family.
    Blake: You are not my mother and the White Fang isnt my family.
  • In The Siege of Starling City, the sequel to Vigilantes' Dawn, Tommy Merlyn and Sara Lance basically do this on behalf of Thea Queen when they find a video recording where Malcolm Merlyn reveals that he was Thea's biological father after an affair with her mother Moira. Despite the DNA test results confirming the biological link, Tommy and Sara each agree that Robert Queen was Thea's true father in every way that matters, and telling her about her relationship with Malcolm will accomplish nothing.
  • The 100 fic “The Skaion Walks Tonight” sees the title character of Kent Griffin (sent to Earth as an infant to protect him from the Ark’s one-child policy) deliver the equivalent of this to his biological mother, Abby, after learning of her role in the death of his father, although Kent is still willing to accept Clarke as his sister.
  • Sunshine through the Clouds: After learning that James Sr. was responsible for turning him into a troll, as he'd purchased a cursed bath bomb and left it behind expecting Barbara to use it, Jim officially drops the "Jr." from his name, preferring to go by "Jim Lake", cutting all ties with his biological father.
  • In the fan novelization Super Mario Sunshine: A Sprite of Light, Bowser Jr. angrily disowns his father after it was directly confirmed that he lied to him about Princess Peach being his mother. They do reconcile at the end of the fic, though.
  • Lyra in the Triptych Continuum legally divorced her Abusive Parents and now considers Bon-Bon to be the only family she has.
  • Ultimate Misfits:
    • During an argument in the first chapter of Ultimate Misfits, Pizzazz yells at her adopted father Emmett that he isn't her real dad. She apologizes for it a few hours later. Emmett doesn't mind because he sees the occasional argument as a normal thing for families.
    • Pizzazz has a recurring joke with her adopted sister Jerrica where she tells her that she's not her mother whenever Jerrica's being bossy or noisy.
    • Kimber once tells her sister that she's not her mother when Jerrica tries to find out what Kimber was doing so late at night.
  • In White Devil of the Moon, Nanoha, here the reincarnation of Princess Serenity, was far from impressed by her past self's actions. Blaming Queen Serenity for not paying enough attention to her daughter as either a mother or a queen, she declares that her mother is Momoko Takamachi, not Queen Serenity. Later, when Alicia tries to protect Fate from Precia, Precia attacks Alicia for defying her, causing Fate to declare she was no mother of hers and attack with extreme prejudice.
  • White Sheep (RWBY): When Yang finally finds out where her biological mother Raven is, she at first thinks of her as "mom," but quickly corrects herself. Summer Rose, the woman who raised her (before she died) is her mother, and Raven is just some woman who can make a portal for her. Yang also approves when her son Yin (who was initially eager to meet Raven) calls her "bitch-grandma."

    Films — Animation 
  • Damian Wayne in Batman: Bad Blood says it about Dick Grayson and to Alfred Pennyworth.
    Alfred: Master Dick was quite explicit. At least 24 hours of observation.
    Damian: He's not my father! And neither are you.
    Alfred: And for that, young man, you should be profoundly grateful.
  • In Coraline, Coraline says this to the Other Mother when she doesn't let Coraline go back to the real world after her third visit to the Other World. The Other Mother demands she apologize, but Coraline doubles down on her statement, which pisses off the Other Mother.
  • It's not present in the final version of the film, but this originally happened in Frozen. There is a voice clip in certain Elsa toys that wasn't used in the film. Word of God is that it's from the scene where Anna asks for her sister's blessing.
    Elsa: What do you know about true love?
    Anna: I could ask you the same thing!
    Elsa: I'm sorry, I do not give you my blessing. Now if you'll excuse me...
    Hans: Your Majesty, if I may...
    Elsa: No, you may not. This is between me and my sister.
    Anna: Ha! There's nothing between you and me, thanks to you! And you know what? I don't need your blessing! You're not my mother!
    Elsa: I may not be your mother, but I am your queen. And as your queen, I forbid it.
  • Kung Fu Panda 3: Po disowns his (biological) father after the latter lied to him about being able to help him master chi, wasting his time while the Big Bad gathers more Jombies. They get better before the end of the film, though.
  • Moses from The Prince of Egypt: He doesn't actually say this to his adoptive father the Pharaoh, but his brother instead, when Rameses ask Moses why he's leaving Egypt.
    Moses: Go ask the man I once called "father".
  • In Tangled:
    Rapunzel: I am the lost princess! Aren't I? (Mother Gothel is silent and shocked) Did I mumble, Mother? Or should I even call you that?

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Air Bud: Golden Receiver, Josh is concerned that his mother's new boyfriend will take the place of his deceased father. After the man proposes, Josh runs away from home, and his mother nearly breaks up with her fiancé. However, Josh's football coach finds him and reassures him that the new beau has no intention nor any power to take his father's place in his heart.
  • In the Austin Powers movies, Dr. Evil's relationship with his son Scott continually degenerated. Scott was resentful of him for being neglectful, initially, and tried to reconcile later. By the end of the third movie, where Dr. Evil makes a Heel–Face Turn, Scott truly hates his father (along with everyone else he's related to) and has taken over his criminal empire.
  • Said by Kristy in the The Baby-Sitters Club movie, when her stepfather berates her for coming home late — from a secret visit with her biological Disappeared Dad, but he didn't know that. Made all the more heartbreaking by the fact that there are several points in the books where Watson plainly calls Kristy his daughter, even giving her an antique family heirloom in the Little Sister Spinoff, and her biological dad stood her up in the end, anyway. A little jarring though; this is never resolved in the movie (with Kristy apologizing to Watson for what she said), outside of her narration explaining to the audience she felt bad.
  • In the second live-action film of George of the Jungle, Junior says this to Lyle Van De Groot after his mother was hypnotized to thinking he was her husband. Twice. And kicking him in the shins both times. Well, in the second time, Lyle had shin guards, in which Junior then proceeded to stomp on Lyle's foot.
  • The Godfather:
    • Inverted:
      Sonny: That's easy for you to say; he's not your father.
      Tom: I was as much a son to him as you or Mike.
    • Embraced in Part II, when Connie tells Mike, "You're not my father!"
  • In The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Michael eventually disowns his stepfather, Michael Bryce Sr., since the latter is Aristotle's head of security, is sabotaging his stepson's chances of renewing his bodyguarding liscence, and is helping Aristotle destroy the power grid in Europe.
    Michael:You're not my father, just some guy my mom used to bang!
  • In Independence Day, right after Russell is arrested for throwing leaflets from his plane, Miguel takes the RV, with the intent of taking his sibling Alicia and Troy and leaving Russell behind in jail. Just then Miguel is surprised to see Russell walking towards him, who goes on to explain that with the impending Alien Invasion, the police had bigger things to worry about. In a deleted scene included in the Extended Edition, Miguel calls him out for being a drunk and tells him that he's not their father, "just a man that married our mother," though Russell reminds him that Troy is his. As the movie progresses, Miguel sees how much Russell actually loves his children, and even feels proud when Major Mitchel tells Miguel "your father was a brave man," after Russell rams his fighter plane into the Invaders' ship's primary weapon, causing it to backfire and destroy the ship.
  • Played in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as a brief point of contention for Indy and Mutt, as they'd only recently met. Having been raised to believe his father was a British war hero, Mutt doesn't accept the news at first.
  • Jack & Diane: When Diane's aunt attempts to make her do something, she retorts that she's not her mother.
  • Played for tragedy in Man of Steel: in a flashback to when Clark was seventeen, he got into an argument with Jonathan about what he wanted to do with his life, and in the heat of the moment, he angrily calls Jonathan "just a guy who found [him] in a field". To his credit, Clark did realize he went too far with that and was about to apologize, but then a tornado struck and in the process, Jonathan was killed, leading to some pretty heavy Parting-Words Regret for Clark.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe: Happens a lot to Loki. Other characters follow suit:
    • Thor:
      • An indirect version — since only one of the characters is aware of the relation — takes place when Loki shoots Laufey with Gungnir while making it clear who he considers being his true parent:
        Loki: And your death came by the son of Odin.
      • When Thor tries to talk down Loki in the final confrontation and calls him "brother", Loki angrily responds this way.
        Loki: I'm not your brother! I never was.
    • The Avengers: When Thor and Loki are arguing on the cliff:
      Loki: Did you mourn?
      Thor: We all did. Our father...
      Loki: YOUR father!
    • In Thor: The Dark World, Loki furiously yells a variation of this when he and Frigga discuss Odin. Justified, as Loki had been disowned and would've been executed if it weren't for his mother's influence.
      Frigga: Your father—
      Loki: HE'S NOT MY FATHER!
      Frigga: And am I not your mother?
      Loki: [after a long beat as he ponders this question] ...You're not.
    • In Black Widow (2021), Natasha, impatient and frustrated around her re-formed "family" from childhood, snaps at them to stop pretending they're a family unit and that their past life as one wasn't "real" (on top of constantly telling Yelena and Alexei that the Avengers are her family). Melina and Alexei sit in silence while Yelena is visibly hurt, tearfully admonishing Natasha for saying as much and telling Melina that Yelena considers Melina her mother. Being the hero, Natasha eventually gets better, feeling grateful she has "two" families.
    Natasha: That wasn't real! Who cares?!
  • A gag in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie:
    Joe: You know what my kids would say...
    Tom Servo: "You're not my real father!"

    Mike Nelson: "He doesn't even have any kids, poor deluded Joe."
  • I Not Stupid Too, a film revolving around Parental Neglect and its damaging effects on teens, reaches a high point where the protagonists Tom and Cheng both rejects their parents, choosing to flee from their homes to join a gang. Tom's father Steven managed to track down his son, only for Tom to reject Steven in front of his gang.
  • At the end of Ninja Assassin, Raizo confronts his old mentor Lord Ozunu, who wants Raizo to "beg [his] father for forgiveness". Raizo shoots back "you are not my father", prompting a shadow-blending ass-kicking from Ozunu. For reference, Ozunu had Raizo and dozens of others kidnapped as children and put through Training from Hell to become ninjas. As far as Ozunu was concerned, they were all his children.
  • Gender-Inverted in The Room (2003) when Claudette confronts Denny after he's nearly killed by a drug dealer he owed money to:
    Denny: You're not my fucking mother!
  • Shaun from Shaun of the Dead doesn't get along with his stepfather Philip, insisting to everyone that he's not his dad, just his step-dad. However, he reconnects with Philip right before the latter's death after realizing Philip truly meant well to him.
  • Spider-Man:
    • The last conversation Peter and his uncle Ben share:
      Uncle Ben: I don't mean to lecture and I don't mean to preach, and I know I'm not your father...
      Peter: Then stop pretending to be!
    • Echoed in a later line:
      Peter: I have a father... his name was Ben Parker.
  • Inverted in Star Trek (2009), where Spock meets future Spock, who says "I'm not our father."
  • The Rise of Skywalker: Rey is really a member of the Palpatine family and the granddaughter of the now undead Sith Emperor. While he tries to goad her to the Dark Side, she rejects both him and her family name, preferring to think of herself as a Skywalker.
  • Anna uses this on Isabel in Stepmom, and Isabel's response is "THANK GOD FOR THAT!"
  • Said by Jerri in the Strangers with Candy movie to Stew the meat-man, who promptly responds, "You're not my daughter!"
  • Superhero Movie parodies the above Spider-Man scene.
    Rick Ryker: You're not my father.
    Uncle Albert: But I love you like your father did. I looked after you like your father did. I even had sex with your mother like your father did!
  • A variation occurs in Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John Connor and his foster parents.
    Todd: John, do as your mother tells you.
    John: She's not my mother, Todd.
  • The film version of To Sir, with Love has the same exchange as the one listed below in the literature folder.
    Student: I can't do this sum, sir, it's too bleeding hard.
    Thackeray: Do you use such words when speaking to your father?
    Student: You're not my bleeding father.
  • Happens in The Wolverine:
    Yashida: Mariko. It's me, your grandfather.
    Mariko: I buried my grandfather.

  • In Amber Brown is On the Move, the title character shouts this after her new stepfather Max gets on her case about not packing the stuff in her room for their upcoming move to their new house. She's upset at herself, as she normally likes Max reasonably well, and it causes her to realize that she needs some help from her friends.
  • In Black Legion, Abaddon kills the clone of his gene-father while saying with Dissonant Serenity:
    I am not your son.
  • After Bear and Lena elope in the Collegium Chronicles, Bear's father Healer Tyrall tries to kidnap Bear to force an end to the marriage. After he gets arrested for charging up to the Royal Palace (and home of the Healer's Collegium) with armed mercenaries, Bear publicly declares that he is no relation to Healer Tyrall. It's implied that this will have actual legal force.
  • In Dolphin Song, Melody comes home from school upset about Priscilla and takes it out by arguing with her stepmum Felicity. She says, 'Who do you think you are anyway? You're not my mother. Why don't you just leave me alone!'
  • Elaine Isaak's Eunuchs Heir — used by Wolfram, the title character, against his (unbeknownst to him) actual, biological father.
  • In the Maeve Binchy novel Evening Class, a character has just learned that her oldest sister is in fact her mother. Several days later, her "father" (actually grandfather) asks her to run an errand for him. When she refuses, still upset at the revelation and deception, he sternly tells her "no child of mine is going to speak to me like that". She responds by coldly declaring, "I'm NOT a child of yours.", thus revealing that she knows the secret. After a Beat in which this sinks in, he tells her essentially HAS been a father to her these past 16 years, and even if not, he's still her grandfather and deserving of respect.
  • The Famous Five: In Five Go Adventuring Again, George is in trouble for going into her father's study, and takes a certain pleasure in refusing to answer Mr Roland's questions about it, as he is not her father.
    Mr Roland: Georgina, did you go into the study last night?
    George: I'll answer my father's questions, not yours.
    Mr Roland: What you want is a good spanking. And if I were your father, I'd give it to you!
    George: You're not my father.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:
    • Sirius tells Molly that Harry is "not her son." Her response? "He's as good as." Later, he does become her son... in-law. To make this variant more interesting, Harry feels touched by this... but then goes against Mrs. Weasley's wishes anyway.
    • In the same book, this is invoked by Molly herself. When Sirius passes on a message that the Order has found out about Harry's secret Defence Against the Dark Arts group, he tells Ron that his mother says he must not participate in the group. He then adds that she advises Harry and Hermione not to proceed either, but does not have the same authority over them.
  • High School D×D:
    • Akeno Himejima is repulsed that her biological father, Baraqiel, wasn't able to save Shuri Himejima from being murdered by her own relatives. As such, she crosses the Despair Event Horizon and refuses to think of him as her father for a while. However, by Volume 7, she reconciles with him thanks to Issei Hyoudou's help to the point that they defeat Loki.
    • Vali Lucifer considers Azazel as his true father, as his grandfather Rizevim had Vali's biological father abuse him years before. Even when Vali's biological father died, that's as far as reconciliation goes.
  • Both used straight and inverted in Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff. Joshua (Jesus) uses the line straight when arguing with Joseph; then Joseph, at a later point, points out "I'm not your father".
  • Only Ashes Remain: Kovit tells Nita Henry's been like a father to him, he returns to the Family (the mafia organization to whom he's little more than a slave) because he starts to believe Henry actually cares about him like a son... but when Henry kidnaps Nita (with the intent of killing her for the bounty) and makes jokes about how you're supposed to introduce your girl to your parents, Kovit tells him, "You're not my parent."
  • In The Sandman and the War of Dreams, Book 4 of The Guardians of Childhood, Emily Jane shouts this to Typhan when he tells her "Daughter! Stop!" after she starts using her powers for harm. Pitch, the Big Bad of the series, is actually her father, but he's become like a surrogate father to her, so it stings badly.
  • In The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System: Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong, Luo Binghe publically refuses to recognize either of his biological parents, stating that his only parent is the washerwoman who raised him.
  • A variation occurs in the Septimus Heap series. Jenna tells this to Milo Banda after he makes a disastrous attempt at bonding with her and some of her brothers, and she runs off in a huff. The variation is that Milo Banda is her father... her biological father, but he's not the one who raised her. She's making the point that, while Milo may have brought her into the world, Silas Heap is her real father.
  • Star Wars Legends:
    • One of the most severe insults you can throw at a Mandalorian is dar'buur. It translates directly to "no longer a father," but means in effect "unfit parent." Mandos take their family ties very seriously, with parenthood (particularly fatherhood) as a sacred tenet.
    • Leia will not acknowledge her connection to Vader any more than she has to, in contrast with her much more forgiving twin, all but saying this trope to Anakin verbatim the one time he appeared to her as a force ghost. As far as she's concerned, biology is unimportant and Bail Organa deserves the honor, not the Sith that forced her to watch while the Empire blew up her adoptive parents with the rest of Alderaan. While she eventually makes peace with the fact that Anakin was not inherently evil, even naming her youngest son after him, she never stops thinking of Bail as her true father.
    • After the Continuity Reboot, Star Wars: Bloodline shows that Leia is repulsed that she's the biological daughter of Darth Vader, the man who tortured her and committed countless atrocities, and refuses to think of him as her father in any way. While she does eventually realize that he was not inherently evil, that's as far as reconciliation goes and she still considers Bail Organa her true father.
  • In the Sweet Valley Saga book The Wakefields Of Sweet Valley, Ted Wakefield gets fed up with his Aunt Sarah's suggestions on what to do with his life (college, etc) and finally snaps at her "You're not my mother!". He later apologizes, seeing as how she HAS been a mother to him all his life, as his parents (her brother and sister-in-law) were killed in a train crash when he was a baby. However, as the reader knows, Sarah IS his mother — the entire story was a fabrication to prevent him or anyone else from knowing that he was illegitimate.
  • In To Sir, with Love, Braithwaite's students try to annoy him by constantly using obscenities when they speak. After one girl complains, "I can't do this sum, sir, it's too bleeding hard", he angrily asks her if she uses such words when speaking to her father. Her response? "You're not my bleeding father."
  • Warrior Cats:
    • After learning that Bluestar is their birth mother, Mistyfoot and Stonefur initially act this way. They refuse to acknowledge her as their mother.
    "Leave us alone", he growled, "You're no mother to us, whatever you say."
    • Though not noted in the text, many unknowingly adopted cats, such as Cloudtail, stop viewing their adopted parent as a parent after learning the truth.
  • Wicked Good: When Wayne tells his adopted son Rory, "I'm your father. I know everything about you," Rory answers, "You're not my real dad." He has a point, as Wayne basically ignored him for two years after his parents' divorce.

    Live-Action TV 
  • 7th Heaven, in the episode when Eric is trying to protect Robbie from his recently-resurfaced deadbeat father, Ed:
    Ed: You're not his father.
    Eric: Neither are you.
  • A particularly powerful example appears in the All in the Family episode "Edith's Fiftieth Birthday." The first part of the episode sees Edith nearly being raped by a stranger; the second half details her resulting depression, shame, and PTSD. Her daughter Gloria, who was herself a victim of attempted rape earlier in the series, does her best to help Edith recover but becomes increasingly frustrated by her mother's inability to confront or even talk about what happened. Things reach a boiling point when the rapist attacks another woman, and Edith refuses to identify him as the man in her own case, which would put him away for good. Gloria is shocked that her mother, normally a pinnacle of selflessness, is allowing this; her furious reaction causes Edith to slap her, then break down and finally realize that she needs to face her fears head-on.
    Gloria: You're gonna let him do what he did to you to God knows how many other women? I can't believe it! I'm ashamed of you! The mother I know would never refuse! My mother always helped other people! You know what? You are selfish! YOU'RE NOT MY MOTHER ANYMORE!
  • Angel: Angel's son Connor, raised by Angel's sworn enemy in a hell dimension, gets off at least one of these Eastwood-style. He later identifies Angelus as his real father (whom he wants to kill). In a later episode, his mother Darla's ghost appears to him and tries to stop him from murdering an innocent, but he rejects her, too.
  • Arrow:
    • At the start of the series, Thea Queen is glad her big brother survived the yacht sinking that killed their father but initially resents how Oliver is trying to curb her Hard-Drinking Party Girl lifestyle, at one point snapping at him: "You're not my father! And you're barely my brother."
    • Thea does it again in "Streets on Fire" when she rejects Malcolm Merlyn, whom she just found out is her biological father, after he came to rescue her during the city's destruction.
      Malcolm: I just needed to see my daughter.
      Thea: You're not my father! You're nothing to me! You're a murderer!
  • Bones: Booth makes it clear that he considers his grandfather to be his real father because his actual father was abusive and Booth and his brother were rescued by their grandfather as young kids.
  • The Chair (2021): Ju Ju tells her adopted mom Ji-yoon that she isn't actually Ju Ju's mother, saddening Ji-yoon.
  • On Charmed, Paige delivered this line to her adopted parents during an argument on the day before they died, and spent years feeling guilty about it. In the final season, she turned around and said this to her biological father, saying that he didn't get to come in and act like her dad after leaving her for someone else to raise.
  • Community:
    Troy: You don't get to talk to me like that. You are not Shirley.
    Troy: And Shirley isn't my mom!
  • Control Z: Sofía outright says this to Quintanilla, refusing to answer his question on where she's heading to upon noticing her angry over some family stuff her mother intends to get rid of.
  • There's an episode of CSI: Miami in which Horatio meets a teenage boy. Horatio keeps calling him 'son' until the boy snaps back at him 'You're Not My Father'... little does he know that Horatio had earlier run a paternity test...
  • In a later season of Diff'rent Strokes, Arnold is angry with his adoptive father who disapproves of throwing fruit at a meeting of a racist group.
    Arnold: I don't have to listen to you. You're not my real father anyway.
  • The British Soap EastEnders had this sort of conversation, subverted because:
    Zoe Slater: You can't tell me what to do, you ain't my mother!
    Kat Slater: (Zoe's "sister") Yes I am!
  • ER. Doug Ross consistently refers to his estranged father (who abandoned him and his mother when he was 12) by his Christian name. The one time he does call him "Dad", it's in a very sarcastic fashion that makes it clear that he's anything but that.
  • In Family Matters, Carl is hesitant to bless Fletcher's proposal to Estelle, as he's concerned that Fletcher won't care for Estelle the way his father did. Fletcher and Carl talk it over, and it helps Carl feel better, after which he accepts Fletcher marrying his mother.
  • The Flash (2014): In the second episode of Season 1, Barry and Joe have an argument about Barry's heroics on either continuing or stopping it. Joe argues that Barry is jumping headfirst into playing hero and risking his life, while Barry counters that the police aren't equipped to fight metahumans, leading to this exchange:
    Joe: You think because you can run real fast that you're invincible?! You're not! You're just a kid. My kid.
    Barry: I'm not your kid, Joe, and you're not my father. My father is sitting in Iron Heights, wrongfully convicted. You were wrong about him, and you're wrong about this. Now, I might not be able to help him, but if I can save someone from a burning building or stop some armed thieves, then I'm gonna do it, and you can't stop me. So don't try.
    • At the end of the episode, however, Barry acknowledges that, while Joe might not be his father, he's still a dad.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air:
    • This happens in the landmark episode when Will's loser father shows up and invites his son to take a road trip. Will jumps at the opportunity, despite his uncle's warnings that his father can't be trusted—
      Will: I've been waiting for this for a long time, my whole life, and nobody's gonna stop me now. Come tomorrow, I'm outta here.
      Uncle Phil: Oh, I don't think so.
      Will: Who cares what you think!? YOU ARE NOT MY FATHER!
    • A more subtle version occurs at the end of the episode when his father abandons him again—
      Lou: It was great seeing you, son.
      Will: Yeah, you too...Lou.
  • Joked with on Friends when Ross and Rachel's breakup has caused Chandler to take up smoking again because it reminds him of when his parents got divorced.
    Rachel: Chandler! Are you smoking? What are you doing?
    Chandler: Hey shut up, you're not my real mom!
  • Used in Fringe after Peter finds out that Walter stole him as a child from the alternate universe.
  • In the Full House episode "Joey Gets Tough," D.J. says this to Joey when he won't let her go to a karate tournament for coming home late, making him worried sick about her.
  • The Good Doctor: Shaun says this verbatim to Dr. Glassman during an argument in the Season One winter finale when he gets fed up with Dr. Glassman making decisions for him.
  • Good Omens (2019): In the finale, Satan shows up to find out why Adam hasn't started the apocalypse. Adam Calls The Old Man Out on why, if he claims to be his father, he never showed up even once for all 11 years of Adam's life. He says that his real father is the man who raised him and cared for him, and since Adam is a Reality Warper, it becomes true.
  • Grey's Anatomy:
    • Jackson uses these exact words when he tracks down the father who walked out on him when he was a baby.
    Robert: I'm a grandfather.
    Jackson: No. No, you're not. My mom's a wonderful grandmother, and...and you seem like a decent guy. But you're not a grandfather. You're not my father.
    • Zola gets upset and tells her mom's boyfriend Andrew "You're not my dad" after he tries to help fix the wings of her butterfly costume. She later opens up and tells him that her (now dead) dad fixed them once, and she's scared of forgetting him.
  • A variation is used in the first season finale of Haven after it's revealed that Chief Wuornos is not Nathan's biological father.
    Audrey: We need to find him, yes, but he is your father.
    Nathan: That's debatable.
  • Heroes:
    • The lines are spoken word-for-word on several occasions when Claire Bennett tries to assert her independence from Noah, aka HRG guy. Naturally, her not-dad, despite his communication shortcomings, is usually right.
    • It happened in a bigger way with Sylar. Angela went "Sylar, you're my son — oh no, sorry, false alarm." It was kind of pathetic.
  • In a House episode, the titular character reveals that he figured out that his father (John House) was not really his biological father when he was twelve, and told this to him, causing John to not speak a single word to his son for two months.
  • A really bizarre example occurs in the UK science-fiction comedy Hyperdrive. Technical Officer Jeffers is reminiscing about being raised by a computer simulation of his father, created when his father knew he was dying. Then, when Jeffers was fifteen, they got into an argument, and Jeffers said "You're not my real dad! You're just a piece of code!" and deleted the program. He tried to restore it the next day, but couldn't.
  • Freddie on iCarly uses this when Lewbert, their building's doorman enters a relationship with Freddie's mother.
  • iCarly (2021): Freddie himself would fall victim to this from his adopted stepdaughter Millicent. In the first episode no less. Though as the season went on, she changed her mind and accepted him as her father. It helps that her biological father is dead.
  • Iron Fist (2017): Ward Meachum takes this sort of view of his own father Harold as the show progresses, especially since Harold was resurrected by The Hand. He tries to convince Joy of this, with little success:
    Ward Meachum: He isn't our dad, OK? This—this thing crawling around in our dad's skin, he is violent, dangerous. He's killed two men that I know of! I have no doubt that he killed Wilkins! Have you seen Kyle around lately?
  • Played for laughs in a one-off joke about stepdads by Seth Meyers on Late Night. "YOU'RE NOT MY DAD, TODD!"
  • Perhaps not quite average for the trope since the boy in question is a baby, not a teenager... But the line came up, unavoidably, in a very tense scene in the Lost episode "Fire & Water". Charlie, insistent on baptizing Claire's baby son regardless of Claire's wishes, runs afoul of Locke:
    Charlie: Who the hell are you, John? Aaron's not your responsibility. ...You're not his father. You're not his family.
    Locke: Neither are you, Charlie.
    • In a first season episode, Walt says this to Michael during an argument after pointing out that Michael was never around when he was growing up and probably doesn't even care about him. The flashbacks for the episode show that Michael desperately wanted to be part of his son's life, but Walt's mother blackmailed him into staying away so she could focus on her career and new husband.
  • Morgana does this indirectly on Merlin, telling someone that she comes in the name of Gorlois because Gorlois made her who she was, not her real father, Uther.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000::
    • In "Pod People", after singing "Clown in the Sky", Joel tells the bots that he loves them. Crow's reply is "You're not my real father!"
    • A straighter (or, well, as straight as Mystery Science Theater 3000 plays anything) example is the Call-Back this gets in the revival. New human host Jonah introduces the bots as "his robot friends". Crow throws "you're not my real father, mister!" at him in response. Whereas Joel built the bots, Jonah is literally not their father.
  • In Nip/Tuck, Matt says this to Christian right after the latter bails him out of jail. the twist is that Christian really is Matt's father and had only found this out in the same episode. Unusually for this trope, Matt's pronouncement is actually quite accurate- Christian isn't much of a father figure to him at all.
  • In The Office (US), Pam—a grown, married mother-to-be—cries "You'll never be my father!" in the course of freaking out over her boss dating her divorced mother. She also displays plenty of the other bad behavior triggered by a Parent with New Paramour.
    • A later episode features an inversion; Erin goes out of the way to make her boss Michael like her boyfriend Gabe, and Michael asks why she cares so much since he's not her father. After a stunned silence, he realizes that Erin, who has no family, sees him as a father figure.
  • In the first episode of Once Upon a Time, Henry meets his birth mother Emma, who drives him back to Storybrooke where they are confronted by Regina, Henry's "evil" adoptive mother. This ensues:
    Regina: Where have you been!? What happened?
    Henry: I found my real mom!
  • Monica from Orange Is the New Black didn't actually say "You're not my mother!", but she felt like she doesn't have a mother after being lied to her whole life.
    Monica: Fuck all y'all! [to Lillian, her grandmother whom she called Mom] You're a lying bitch [to Cindy, her actual mom whom she called her sister] and you're a waste of fucking space! Far as I'm concerned, I don't got a mother.
  • Pistvakt contains an absolutely epic example, in combination with Calling the Old Man Out and "The Reason You Suck" Speech. Keep in mind that this series is an unabashed and extremely silly comedy.
    Father. That's a hell of a thing for you to call yourself, whoever the hell you may be. You abandoned us 27 years ago, and promoted me to shoulder a mantle of lead and drudgery, and left me with two brothers to care for and my mother's soul so corroded by grief her shadow left stains on the wallpaper. But my father wasn't like that. He was a hero. He saved lives. He climbed mountains and killed beasts, and he tucked me and my brothers into bed every night... and then one day... he vanished. And I haven't seen him since.
    Listen to me! I'm...
  • A variant of this appears in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive. When Mack, the red Overdrive Ranger discovers he is in fact an android built by the man he thought to be his father, he starts calling his father Mr. Hartford, instead of the more informal "Dad", as he did before. After the Grand Finale, the two reconcile, after which Mack starts calling him Dad once more.
  • In "Family Day" from Resident Alien, the daughter of Harry Vanderspeigle arrives in Patience, not realizing that her father was killed and is being impersonated by a Hugh Mann alien. Asta Twelvetrees, who knows Harry's secret, tries to help Liza out, but Liza tells Asta that she's not her mother. Asta agrees but says that she wants to help Liza because she knows what it's like for her because of her own childhood.
  • On Revenge, rebellious teenager Declan says this to his older brother Jack when Jack is trying to convince Declan he has a duty to attend their father's funeral:
    Just because he's dead doesn't make you my father.
  • Sex/Life: Brad angrily yells this at his stepfather during an argument before throwing a glass at him.
  • Sister, Sister:
    • When Ray tells Tia that her new boyfriend just got out of prison and the bottom line is that she can't go out with him, she responds, "Well, bottom line, you're not my father!"
    • Tamera says the reverse near the end of the series when Tia and Tamera meet someone who could very well be their biological father. Tamera gets pissed when he asks them to take a DNA test to confirm that he is their real father:
      Tamera: I don't need a DNA test to know who my real father is. He's the man who's been there for me my entire life, and a good part of yours, too, Tia. His name is Ray Campbell, and as far as I'm concerned, he is all the father I will ever need.
  • In Sleepy Hollow, Jeremy Crane/Henry Parrish/War calls the demon Moloch his real father, angry at his biological parents for their unwilling absence through his life, leaving him Buried Alive by his mother's coven until Moloch freed him.
  • Delivered in a stunningly awesome way from Clark to Lionel in Smallville, just before the former cuts ties with the latter completely.
  • In "Cardassians" on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a Cardassian war orphan who was adopted by Bajorans and raised to hate Cardassians says this to his biological Cardassian father when speaking to him for the first time.
  • In Suddenly Susan, the titular character gets "You're not my mother" snapped at her by one of her boyfriend's kids as she tries to bond with them.
  • Supernatural:
    • A slightly depressing example occurs in the last episode of Season 1. Sam and Dean have managed to rescue their father and Dean is worrying about having wasted a bullet (it only has a few left and they need all the bullets they can get). Unknown to them, John has been possessed by the Big Bad ever since they found him. But when John comes out and tells Dean how proud of him he is, Dean realizes the truth and says exactly this.
    • Played straight in a Season Five episode; a depressed Dean tells this to Bobby, who is trying to keep him from letting Michael take over his body. The same episode had Adam say this about John, who is his birth father, but didn't raise him.
    • Season 7 has a flashback of Bobby talking on the phone to John, who tells him he is not Dean's father after Bobby decides to take him to the park instead of to practice shooting (Dean was just a kid at the time).
  • Switched at Birth has Daphne, who was still grieving Angelo's death, in Season 3 say this to Regina.
    Daphne: You're not my mother! You have never been my mother!
  • Inverted in The Thorn Birds, as Paddy and Frank argue, Paddy tells Frank, "You're no better than the bastard who fathered you!", thus revealing what Frank has always suspected, that Paddy is not his father. Then in the midquel "The Missing Years", Meggie's Jerkass husband Luke returns to take custody of their son Dane. Meggie's mother Fee intervenes when Luke insists that he wants the chance to make up for being an absent and neglectful father, telling him "but you're not his father".
  • Said constantly by Arthur to his stepfather Walter in The Tick (2016). Walter doesn't seem to mind, as he recognizes that Arthur is still grieving over seeing his birth father killed in front of him by the Terror.
  • Played for Laughs in an Imagine Spot on Titus, in which Titus' father is gay.
    Titus: I won't call him "mommy".
    Ken: I call him "daddy".
  • Inverted in the "Living Doll" episode of The Twilight Zone (1959).
    "I'm not your DADDY!"
  • Voyagers!: A third person variation; Billy the Kid mistakes Bogg for being Jeff's father. Jeff, irritated with Bogg at the moment, is quick to correct the misconception.
  • Andrea in The Walking Dead (2010), when arguing with surrogate father figure Dale: "I'm not your little girl, I'm not your wife, and I'm sure as hell not your problem."
  • Used as a minor joke in a sketch for The Whitest Kids U' Know, where a man really excited that it is Saturday tells a woman whose car he wants to shoot with a bow that she's not his mother. She responds that she's his wife.
  • Subverted on Who's the Boss? when Angela and Samantha get into an argument and Angela orders Samantha to Go to Your Room!. Samantha immediately shoots back that Angela isn't her mother. Tony intervenes, pointing out that he's her father, and he orders her to listen to Angela.
  • The Wiz Live! has Dorothy tell Aunt Em, "You're not my mother", before detailing her struggles adjusting to life in a new state after her parents' deaths.

  • My Beloved Mother: The Raised by Robots protagonist hates robots, and disowns his robot caretaker even after her repeated attempts to love him, no matter what. He nearly name-drops the trope with a variation, "I hate robots! I don't want a robot for a mother!"

  • In the Pearl Jam song "Daughter", the aloof speaker tells her mother, "Don't call me daughter." Theories abound.

  • Played for Laughs in The Book of Mormon. In his quest to man up, the nerdy Elder Cunningham randomly yells this trope name at (an imagined) Darth Vader as means of asserting his place as the new protagonist. Could be Harsher in Hindsight considering his relationship with his real father.
  • In Hamilton, Washington repeatedly calls Hamilton 'son' while admonishing him for the duel with Lee and trying to explain why he's not giving him an independent command. Each time, Hamilton interrupts "I'm not your son" until finally he roars "CALL ME 'SON' ONE MORE TIME—!". Even harsher with the historical fact that not only did Hamilton not have a father, but Washington never had any children. It is heavily implied that during the rest of the play, Hamilton started to see Washington as his father — the last time we see Washington alive is during the "the Reynolds Papers" number where Washington get the paper thrust into his face, and he answers with a silent look of disgust at Hamilton who until now stoically stood still while people threw letters at him finally turned away his head in shame. And just before getting shot, he glimpsed "the other Side" and he saw his dead Son, his dead Mother, and Washington waiting on the Other Side-Washington taking the place of his actual father that he never knew.
  • One of the main points of conflict in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Albus Potter comes to resent Harry over the course of his first years at Hogwarts and eventually comes to think Harry wishes he wasn't born. Harry struggles to disprove this because of the drastic differences between the two, and the rest of the plot ensues.

    Video Games 
  • Late in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Jennifer chews out her foster father General Carter, who only adopted her to use her for his plans. In the anime, she actually says "you're no father to me!"
  • In Dragon Age II, most of the resentment Carver feels towards their elder sibling is because they were left as sole breadwinner and head of the household after their father's death, three years prior to the game. The Legacy DLC implies Carver found it extra hard to deal with, due to Hawke greatly taking after their father in personality.
  • In Growing Up, Wendy hates being reminded to do her homework that she often remarks that the protagonist is acting too much like her parents.
  • In The House of the Dead III, after defeating the Final Boss, Dr. Curien as the Wheel of Fate, Curien's son Daniel rejects him as his father before Daniel and Lisa kill him with one final blast.
  • In I Was a Teenage Exocolonist, Vace tells Utopia off for warning him not make any "stupid" risks at the Swamps, telling her that she's "not [his] aunt" and that he can fight the xenos there on his own.
  • In Jade Empire there's the possibility of this happening in two ways, depending on the character's Karma Meter. If you uncover the secret of Dawn Star being Master Li's daughter and have her with you for the final confrontation, she tries to appeal to him (either out of hope or to distraught him), only for him to be indifferent about their connection. She disowns him this way if she remains as an Open Palm character:
    "I'm not sure what I expected my father to be, but I remember a time when I hoped he was someone like you. Not anymore."
    • If she's been turned into a Closed Fist character, she uses this version:
      "I always thought I had been abandoned. It was not until just now that I knew for certain. If I am dead to you, then you are dead to me."
  • Jacob Taylor's loyalty mission in Mass Effect 2 is to rescue his father, who went missing ten years ago. It turns out that his ship crashed on an unknown planet. However, after they find out that Ronald Taylor forced his crew to eat the local food (which causes brain damage) while keeping the good food from the ship for himself long after they repaired the beacon that justified withholding it in the first place, killed the other officers, exiled the male crew, and turned the females into his personal harem, Jacob disowns his father.
    • And by "disown", what is meant is that one outcome, if the player chooses the right conversation options for Shepard, is that, when the camp is under attack by the surviving male crewmembers (who went feral), Jacob hands his father a pistol — with one round. Guess what he's expected to do with it. Then Shepard and the team leave, evacuating the female survivors.
    • Even in the Paragon ending, Jacob denies that Ronald is his father anymore, and the only thing preventing him from gunning him down right at that moment is that he doesn't believe Ronald is worth the effort of pulling the trigger.
  • In Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy this is said more gently by Layton himself, after learning that Bronev, the Big Bad is his father. Layton considers the parents who raised him to be his real parents, but mentions being open to connecting with Bronev as colleagues, and possibly friends.
  • In Super Paper Mario, when Luvbi finds out that she's really one of the Pure Hearts, she argues with Grambi. At one point, she says: "Wait... Why do I explain myself to thee?! Thou art not my real father!"
  • In Axel's ending of Twisted Metal II, he confronts his father, who cruelly attached him to his vehicle. After failing to reconcile, Axel just tears himself out, and fiercely delivers this line:
    Axel: a free man. And you are no longer my father.
  • A Very Long Rope to the Top of the Sky: During Nox's sermon to Margo and Scully's family:
    Julian (to his sister, Holiday): You can't tell me what to do. You're not my mother!
    Margo: Yeah, well I AM your mother, and I'm telling you to be quiet!
  • In Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the father of the protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz is... anything but a nice guy. B.J. doesn't fool himself, knowing firsthand exactly how much of a bad guy Rip was to him and everyone around him, but still manages to hold a little love for his father, if only for the sake of them being blood relations. However, what little love he had for his father died unceremoniously once Rip reveals he sold out BJ's mother (and his own wife) to the Nazis. BJ doesn't even flinch when Rip levels a shotgun at his forehead and only makes a single offhand comment about him being his son before dropping all pretenses and delivering a Pre Ass Kicking One Liner and killing the old man with no hesitation.
    BJ: Was a time I was scared of you. Was a time I would piss myself having a gun pointed at my head. You know what I feel right now? (Rip cocks the gun. BJ doesn't even break eye contact.) Not a God-damned thing. (BJ pushes the gun away before Rip fires.)
  • In World of Warcraft, during the Waycrest Manor dungeon, Lucille Waycrest gets angry when her mother, Lady Waycrest, calls her "daughter," angrily telling Lady Waycrest not to call her that and calling her a "witch" (quite literally since Lady Waycrest resorted to dark magic to extend her husband's life).

    Visual Novels 
  • Higurashi: When They Cry features this with Rena, formerly Reina, Ryugu and her own mother. Mrs. Ryugu cheated on her husband with a lover whom she brought Rena to meet on several occasions, with Rena unaware of who the man really was. After her mother decided to officially divorce her husband and begged Rena to come live with her, Rena made it clear she didn't want anything to do with her mom after the way she tried to manipulate and turn Rena against her dad. Rena went as far as to drop the "I" from her name to represent her removal of her mother from her life.
  • Played very tragically in Umineko: When They Cry, where Ange's refusal to consider Eva as a mother, added to the latter's sadness and lingering hatred towards Ange's parents, made their relationship go to hell during the 12 years after the Rokkenjima incident. It doesn't help that Eva refused to tell the truth and was widely considered the culprit by gossip and tabloids.

    Web Animation 

  • Darths & Droids has Kaydel Ko Connix disregard Leia's orders to take off, and only reported back to the General after the Fulminatrix manages to destroy the Resistance base. When an irate Leia tells Kaydel that she's now grounded, Kaydel quickly retorts, "You're not my mother!"
  • In El Goonish Shive Diane mentions to Susan that her biological father (who is well-versed into The Masquerade) is no dad to her:
    Diane: My dad doesn't know anything about immortals. [...] I didn't see that guy around when I needed someone to read me a bedtime story!
  • Gunnerkrigg Court. Renard tries to lecture Annie about stealing homework answers from her friend Kat. Annie tries to brush Renard off by pointing out that he's not her father. Renard replies that he would have been a better father than her real dad was, and things just go downhill from there.
  • In Homestuck, trolls don't have parents, since they're formed from an "incestuous slurry", and raised by a guardian animal called a Lusus. However, the Sufferer of the Post-Scratch troll ancestors was raised by a female troll called the Dolorosa. During a conversation between their Pre-Scratch counterparts, Kankri and Porrim, Kankri, who knows about both his other self and Earth reproduction, snaps "You are not my 'human mother'", much to Porrim's confusion.
  • In Kevin & Kell, Lindesfarne's relationship with her adoptive mother Angelique had been strained for a long time, since the latter had mostly ignored her for much of her childhood, then left Kevin for another man. When Lindesfarne ends up babysitting Angelique's children from a previous marriage, she admits that she's unsure of what to call her, since Lindesfarne now considers her stepmother Kell to be her mother. Much later, Lindesfarne starts calling Angelique by name, thereby more or less officially disowning her.
  • Rosa from L's Empire says this to Mr L when he scolds her on her manners. Since she's his Kid from the Future, she ends the sentence with "... yet."
  • In No Rest for the Wicked, November says this to the witch — who is seriously delusionally and believes her to be Gretel.
  • Oglaf: A fated hero uses the line on a shopkeeper who won't let him have stuff for free. When the kid refuses to back down, the shopkeeper kills him. The comic ends with adventurers puzzling why a book of prophecy just ends suddenly.
  • Pacific Rim: Amara: Five years into being Amara's surrogate father, Kai gets into an argument with her about stealing the turbo jumpers, and says "No daughter of mine...". Amara, who is still reeling from the death of her biological family, screams that he's not her dad. She later acknowledges that he is her dad...just before he dies.
  • Said by Jeshua in Shortpacked!, to Galasso, the nutjob who brought him back to life to be an attention-grabbing gimmick for his toystore. Given who the real dad is, it's significantly more of a threat than usual.
  • In Skin Horse, Virginia Lee asks the adorable kid cobras how old they are, and is told the eldest of them, Alphie, is thirteen. He turns out to be an Emo Teen wearing a black tube sock, who tells Dr Lee "You're not even my mom."

    Web Videos 
  • In CinemaSins videos, whenever someone says this trope word for word, the narrator counts the cliché as a sin.
    Jeremy Scott: "You're not my father" cliche. (ding)
  • In Dream SMP, Fundy says this about Wilbur after L'Manberg becomes Manberg under Schlatt. He's lying and is The Mole, but not even the Pogtopia leaders, including Wilbur, know about this.
  • In Heart of Elynthi, Fritz said this to Astrapio as the former sees Dozin as her real father and her birth father abandoned her when she was so young.

    Western Animation 
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
  • Batman declares this once in the animated series. Being Batman (and, y'know, knowing that both of his parents died years ago), he's right. The hallucination of his father that was haunting him when Scarecrow gassed him once disappears and doesn't return again.
  • Ben 10: Ben tells Grandpa Max "You're not my dad!" when Grandpa scolds him for using the Omnitrix to sneak somewhere and play a video game.
  • BoJack Horseman presents BoJack as Sarah Lynn's chosen father figure, his status as her TV dad not making it very hard. When she reunites with him as an adult and he suggests she stay with him, she makes use of the opportunity to throw a days-long party in his house. When he tells her he thinks she needs to go to rehab, she rebuttals:
    Sarah Lynn: You're not my dad! You're just a rugged older man who provided me with a strong masculine presence during my formative years!
  • Doug: In "Patti's Dad Dilemma," Patti struggles with the fact that her widowed father is now dating her English teacher Ms. Kristal. After an awkward "family" dinner, she finally snaps, accusing Ms. Kristal of trying to steal her father and replace her Missing Mom, and telling her "You're not my mother and you never will be!" She regrets this afterwards and apologizes, though, and her father assures her that no one will ever take her place or her mother's in his heart.
  • Dragon Booster: Said by Artha Penn to Mortis in "The Return of Drakkus", part 1. The kicker is that Mortis really is his father, Conner Penn.
  • In Drawn Together, Clara invokes this in an argument with her stepmother. Her stepmother then reminds her that her mother's dead, and after realizing that she went too far in bringing this up, the two reconcile and Clara's stepmother gives her advice on how to break her Octopussoir curse.
  • In Family Guy, Jesus says this to Joseph during a fight. He calls his real father, God, on the phone, asking Him to let Jesus move in with Him. God turns him down, because (unbeknownst to Jesus) He has a lady friend over at the time.
  • Presley says this to Ja'Kal in the Father's Day Special of Mummies Alive! when he offers to take the boy fishing in place of his real dad (who was in Memphis at the time.)
  • In The Owl House, Amity disowns Odalia as her mother after learning that she's willingly aiding Emperor Belos' genocidal plans under the (false) promise of being made royalty. She seemingly sticks with this decision as when the kids make drawings of their families at the start of "Thanks to Them", Amity only draws her dad and siblings.
  • In the Rocko's Modern Life episode, "Who's For Dinner?", Heffer is dismayed when he finds out that he was adopted. George tries to calm Heffer down, telling him that he's still his father. Heffer tells George, "You're not my father! You're just some jerk in wolf's clothing!"
  • Robot Chicken:
    • The skit "Jedi Master George W./Jedi In Chief" more or less parodies this trope during a parody of the I Am Your Father scene in Star Wars, with George Bush as Vader and his daughter Jenna replacing Luke:
      Bush: Jenna, get over here right now! I am your father!
      Jenna: That's not true! That's impossible! My real father would let me go clubbing as late as I want! [flips off Bush]
    • Another skit involved an aging Stretch Armstrong no longer able to stretch. He has surgery to restore his stretchiness but is told to wait until his stitches heal. He doesn't listen, and he dies. His wife remarries Plastic Man, prompting her son to exclaim that he's not his real dad.
  • At the end of Samurai Jack, Ashi openly rejects her biological father, Aku, because he's a pure evil incarnate and was using her like a tool.
  • The Season 1 closeout for Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated had Fred learn that the man he'd called father for years was actually some guy who stole him from his real parents as leverage against them; he was not ecstatic. It gets worse when he finds out his real father is no better, leading to Fred also disowning him too and choosing to forgive his kidnapper.
  • In one episode of Sofia the First, Amber complains to Sofia about the way Miranda (Sofia's biological mother, Amber's stepmother) is being overprotective of them, complaining that Miranda isn't even her real mother. Sofia immediately (and sadly) points out that Miranda is as much Amber's real mother as Roland (Amber's biological father, Sofia's stepfather) is Sofia's real dad. While Amber never directly addresses this point with Miranda, she does eventually apologize for rebelling against her rules and recognize that she knows Miranda only has her best interests at heart.
  • Played for Laughs in South Park. Several seasons after Clyde's mother died, his father is seen dating a woman named Janice in "South Park (Not Suitable For Children)." While every indication seems to be that she's a Good Stepmother, practically all of Clyde's dialogue toward her is screaming that she's not his real mom.
  • In Star Wars: Clone Wars, while arguing with Obi-Wan, Anakin snaps at him that "You're no Qui-Gon Jinn!", referring to both Obi-Wan trying to live up to his late master's legacy as well as Qui-Gon being the closest thing Anakin had to a father. Anakin immediately apologizes and Obi-Wan forgives him.
  • In Super Best Friends Forever, Supergirl tells Superman this when the latter goes to enforce the former's grounding. Superman's response? "No, but I'm Superman and you'll do as I say!"
  • In Sym-Bionic Titan, Lance says this line to the King of Galaluna, who isn't a Parental Substitute but was a friend of Lance's father. Immediately after saying that, Lance accepted that his father's dead, after the whole episode with optimism that he might still be alive since there was no body.
  • Occasionally comes to a head in TaleSpin with the character Kit, a 12-year-old prodigy orphan the main character took under his wing after he'd been formerly apprenticed to one of the series' main villains. The laid-back Baloo and his somewhat professional-yet-motherly boss Rebecca often act as surrogate parents to Kit, who alternates between a child's need for adult guidance and his own fiercely independent streak, which usually works quite well unless Kit feels he is being disregarded because of his age. In the episode "Stormy Weather," the villain of the week quite ably leverages this insecurity against Baloo and Rebecca's protectiveness of Kit in order to convince the child the adults are "holding him back" from his true potential, leading Kit to eventually break things off with them on the grounds that "you can't tell me what to do! You're not my dad!"
  • Teen Titans (2003):
  • In the pilot episode of Tom Goes to the Mayor, we see a brief snippet of one of Tom's home movies, where Tom's stepsons are throwing things at him while chanting "You're not our dad! You're not our dad!" It's Played for Laughs, or at least attempted anyway.
  • Sari pulled this on her father in Transformers: Animated after finding out that she was actually a robot, despite the combined efforts of Sumdac and the Autobots to reconcile them. Of course, it turns out he actually is her father, with the other "parent" being the Allspark. However, she really accepts him as her father when he stands up to the Headmaster to protect her.
  • Played for laughs during the first season finale of Transformers: Prime. After one of the kid sidekicks is badly injured, Jack's mother decides none of them belong with the Autobots.
    Miko: You're not my mother.
    Bulkhead: Miko—
    Miko: Neither are you!
  • In The Venture Brothers, Hank says to Sgt. Hatred, "You're not my real bodyguard!" It drives home the fourth season's Parent with New Paramour theme resulting from Hatred replacing former bodyguard and Parental Substitute Brock.
  • Heavily implied in Voltron: Legendary Defender, where Lotor would only refer to Haggar (eventually revealed to be Lotor's Altean mother, Honevra) as "Witch." Made explicit in Season 6, when Lotor tells Haggar that he considers Honevra dead and she was an abomination taking her place.
  • Winx Club: In "A Great Secret Revealed", Bloom cries out to Vanessa, "You're not my mother!" when she realizes she was adopted.
  • After defeating him, Elyon says a variation of this to her evil older brother Phobos in W.I.T.C.H., having learned that he was planning to drain her of her powers all along.
    Elyon: Goodbye, Phobos. You were never my brother.
  • The end of the X-Men: The Animated Series episode "Beauty and the Beast", involving Graydon Creed, is a rare example of an adult invoking this. Wolverine attempts to break up the anti-mutant grassroots terrorist group "The Friends of Humanity" by broadcasting a hologrammatic profile of the infamous mutant terrorist Sabertooth, which informs the thugs that the mutant's real name is "Graydon Creed Senior". Horrified to learn they've been following the son of a mutant, they promptly abandon him whilst Graydon has a Villainous Breakdown, grabbing a nearby pistol and firing repeatedly at the Sabertooth hologram whilst screaming that Sabertooth isn't his father.
  • In the first episode of Young Justice (2010), when Speedy realises he and the other sidekicks aren't being made full members of the Justice League and aren't getting access to the Watchtower, he angrily storms out. Aquaman tries to reason with him and calls him "son", Speedy snaps "I'm not your son", then glares at Green Arrow and says "I'm not even his".

    Real Life 
  • A serial killer was apparently able to kill about six women operating by this trope. Said women were drug addicts, prostitutes, women that their families just didn't care about anymore.
  • Also invoked less seriously (or at least, seriously for a moment, then forgotten about) by much younger children when they're angry with their parents.

Alternative Title(s): You Are Not My Father, Youre Not My Mother


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