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"All this time that I was locked away in that dark room, I was looking forward to the day we'd meet. You'd say, 'come out,' and there you'd be with Mommy, waiting to take me home so we could be a real family. You and Mommy would tell me, 'Mariko, we love you so much.' And now, we meet, just like in my dreams. How could you do this to me? How
could you?! You were supposed to take care of me!"
You're her mother and she's your daughter, right? She tries so hard for you! She works herself half to death for you! How can you do such horrible things to her?! Sun
: All right, Dad! Admit it! This is your
doing, isn't it?! [points to Shark Fujishiro
] Now apologize to Nagasumi! Gozaburo
: What?! I can't do that! No way, Sun! Sun
: Apologize! I can't respect a father who won't even act like a man
"Why would you ever want to seal the Nine-Tails inside of your
own son?! Do you have any idea what I went through because you did that?! All of the grownups just looked at me with contempt, or with fear, and I couldn't make any friends! I just wanted people to accept me, or at least not hate me, so I trained really hard to become as strong as I could! Then I met Iruka-sensei, Kakashi-sensei, and Pervy Sage, and I was happy 'cause they helped make me stronger! And just when things were looking up, a group called the Akatsuki came after me, so I had to train even harder than I did before! I got stronger, but I couldn't stop the Akatsuki from killing my friends!! And I just... I mean... I don't know what I'm saying anymore! Damn it! Am I supposed to be happy or mad?! I don't even know!"
"There's only one truth here! You, my own parents, YOU ABANDONED US!"
"Have you never cried for longing? Why did you do such a thing to Jeremy? Lilia, whom you loved, Lilia, who hanged herself in front of you- How could you laugh while she killed herself?
Nanako: Daddy, remember my school thing?
Dojima: (tired and disinterested) Yeah, what about it?
Nanako: Well, um, wheres the paper?
Yu: The one I gave you to sign yesterday.
Dojima: (pulling the sheet out of his pocket) Oh, this thing.
Nanako: You sure any time is okay?
Dojima: (sighing) Yeah, fine. But you should know, chances are, I wont make it.
Dojima: Sorry, but Im so busy I cant afford to take the time off right now.
(Nanako starts to tear up.)
Yu: But you told her you would!
Nanako: Its okay. You dont have to come. Youll have to work on a case. You have to find the bad guy. (She starts sobbing.) You care about those bad guys more than you care about me, dont you?! Just forget it! (She then runs away crying.)
Dojima: Nanako, wait-! ... Perfect. What has gotten into her lately?
Yu: She was really hoping youd go to this. Now youve gone and disappointed her.
Dojima: (sighing) I cant help it, I gotta work.
Yu: That may be, but I really think you need to spend more time with your daughter.
Dojima: Watch it.
Yu: Tell her about the hit-and-run! Tell her about what actually happened!
Dojima: I told you to mind your own business!
(He stops when he sees that Nanako has been listening the whole time.)
Nanako: There was... a hit-and-run?
Dojima: Its not something you need to know about.
Nanako: Why not?
Dojima: Because you dont!
Nanako: (voice breaking as she starts to cry again) Daddy... why are you mad at me? Why me? How come you never listen to anything I say? Never! Youre stupid, Daddy! Stupid stupid stupid!
Dojima: Dont you talk to your father like that!
: Why shouldnt I?! Its not like you care about what happens to me anyway! I dont know what I did, but its clear you hate me! You arent real! It doesnt matter, cause you arent my real dad!
I got the invitation to the wedding. So tell me— what'd you have in mind? You were maybe expecting me to carry the rings? I came to say if you're so eager
to make amends for dumping your only son some two thousand years into the future you're going to have to start small. Maybe a baseball game? Stroll in the park? Cyclops: I hardly "dumped" you, Nathan!
Letting go of you was the most difficult decision I'd ever made in my life! I was your father
...and that meant doing anything to save you from the techno-organic virus
that was destroying you! Anything, up to and including, losing you to Askani who apparently
kept her word. Cable:
Save it, "Dad"— we both saw the holographic simulation. You made the choice as dispassionately as every other command you've ever given in your life! You're the consummate leader— always going with your first, best instinct and never looking back...
— Uncanny X-Men #310 (1994)
Who is the son you know, Dad? You dont know me, you never bothered. You shipped me from one boarding school to another and nobody paid any attention as long as my grades stayed high. You and mom were too involved running around the world. Your careers- Jack:
Dont think you can talk to me like that just because Im in this chair. Just because Im not like Bruce Wayne
At least Bruce cares about me
. Not just how I reflect on him
! You dont know me! You dont know a thing about me!
WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME I WAS ADOPTED? Don't tell me you didn't remember! I won't stand for the men in my life keeping secrets from me anymore. Do you understand that? Do you?
"Watch out for your mother." That's what father said to me as he died. "Watch out for your mother." I thought that meant I should... I don't know, make sure you didn't get hurt after he was gone or something. But that's not what father meant at all, was it? Alura:
Kara, I— Kara:
He wasn't warning me to look out for you... He was warning me about
Don't you dare judge me, Kara. Reactron is a prisoner of the state, and he has information necessary for the protection of our people— Kara:
"Our people"? Have you lost your freaking mind? You've been torturing someone down here, mom! Someone you sent me to Earth to bring back to New Krypton. That makes me responsible for him. Just as it makes me complicit in a war crime. Alura:
If I have to go to extreme measures to get information out of him— information that will keep our planet safe— it's worth it. Kara:
That's how you justify this? You think the safety of New Krypton is so important we have to beat information out of someone— Alura:
How naive can you be, Kara? Or have you forgotten that this... monster... murdered your father in our streets— Kara:
I know he did, mom. I was there. Dad died saving my life. In fact, where were you
when he died?
My people control Iacon, and more Cybertronians will come home and join us. We'll enter a new golden age. A real golden age. Not the corrupt lines of Primes, not... not you. Because you were just as bad as them. At least they knew they were oppressing us. Might doesn't make right, Megatron. Not anymore.
It seems I erred in restoring you to life, my son. Orion:
Restoring—? You mean desecrating me, do you not, father? You stole those cells from me in life— and warped them to make a shambling mockery of me in death. No more, father... Your cursed voice will be still! Darkseid:
But, youth, I merely— Orion:
Still, I say... Your tongue could seduce a planet of priests, Darkseid... But not your own son.
"You made him watch, you bitch! He has nightmares about losing you to this day that I have to hold him through, and when he finally finds you're still 'alive' in here, you tell him you were part of a plot to kill the whole world?! How could you do that to him?! He's one of the sweetest, most self-sacrificing people I've ever known, despite what you all did to him! He deserved to have a mother as good as him love him, not... you." Karin
: You are no longer my daughter. Louise
: You were never my mother.
— An Acolyte of Zero, chapter 19
: You lied to me, you bastard, [...] that picture of mother, you had it all along. [...] You just wanted to keep it to yourself, [...] you selfish bastard. Gendo
: Is that all? Shinji
: I hope they keep you in here forever, [...] even that'll be too good for you, after all that you have done. Gendo
: You mean like bringing you and the Second Children together? Shinji
: I didn't need you for that! [...] we never needed you to fall in love! You were only using me, using Asuka, using Teri! [...] HOW COULD YOU?! Gendo
: Because I needed to. [Shinji turns to leave] Gendo
: Aren't you forgetting something? Shinji
: ... Gendo
: I was thinking, I know that Colonel Katsuragi is now your legal guardian, [...] but shouldn't you ask me for permission to marry the Second Children, even if it's merely for formality? Shinji
: ... Gendo
: You are planning to marry her, aren't you? You are the father of her child. Shinji
: We don't need anything from you. We want nothing to do with you. This will be our last meeting, as far as I am concerned. [...] I'm finished here.
: It is not my fault that youve become what you are! Dante
: Not your fault?! Who made me believe in myself?! Who told me I was destined for greatness?! Who ripped away my entire life?!
: All I ever wanted was your love, but I was never enough for you! You cast me away like I meant nothing, so tell me how you feel about your choice! Tell me princess, tell me now!
You know, I don't get you. Sometimes you're really cool like this, and others you're a total bitch. What's up with that? Asuka:
Be glad you get bits of nice on occasion. Ask your father what it's like when I'm mean 24/7. You don't know how lucky you are. Ryuko:
Sure I do. You love me more than anything, and you love dad just as much. But that doesn't stop you from treating us both like shit on occasion. Asuka:
Shut up, you idiot! I'm doing the best I can. I— Ryuko:
Bullshit! 'The best you can,' you say? Whatever. Today you were fine. I felt like you were an actual parent for a change, and that was nice. But last night? Fuck that noise. Back in the day I guess you could get away with it, since things were really rough for you back then. But now, not so much. We deserve better, father and I, and so do you! Asuka:
You little brat. Not even your father talks to me that way. Ryuko:
Tch. He calls you out on your shit all the time. Misato does, too. I'm not an idiot, mom; I see what's going on around me. How the hell would I have the nerve to speak up otherwise? Asuka:
(laughing and hugging her) You stupid little brat! I'm glad to see you take after your father in ways other than musical talent! Ryuko:
Cut it out, mom! Jeez, you're embarrassing me! Asuka:
I'm proud of you, little girl. I truly am. Ryuko:
You're missing the point! Gah! Where is dad when I need him?
: You can do whatever you want to me. You can take me out of school! You can book me for whatever events you want, I dont care! Just - Just leave Marinette out of it! Gabriel
: Why do you care about her so much? Shes clearly not interested in you. Adrien
: What do you want from me? Ive done everything youve ever asked of me. I do it without resisting. Im perfect. What else do you want from me? Gabriel
: As your father, what I ask of you is - Adrien
: You dont treat me like your son. You treat me like your property. Youre doing this because you think you can use this to make me sit and stay. You thought you could use Marinette to hurt me. You thought that would make me come back to you, right? That I could be your puppet again? I will not disrespect you or your name in public, and Ill follow your schedules, but you dont pull my strings anymore. Who I spend my time with, thats up to me.
"Damn you! You hurt Touji! You let Asuka suffer! You took Rei from me! And now you want me to kill Kaoru? You heartless son of a bitch! If it wasn't my mother's name, I'd be ashamed of being called Ikari!" Gendo:
You are not indispensable. If you will not pilot the Evangelion, Rei will do so instead. Shinji:
You know, on some level I should be surprised that you would threaten to have a fourteen year old Girl sent to her death if I didnt do exactly what you said
but Im not. Fuyutsuki:
Now Shinji, thats not what he- Shinji:
Oh of course it is. You dont have any need to defend this man in front of me. Yesterday he paraded Rei out as the consequence of me defying him, putting her through hell just to blackmail me into Unit One. Every one of us knows she wouldnt have lasted five seconds in combat, but he didnt give a damn.
: NO! STOP IT! GET OUT OF MY MIND!
I never wanted to do any of this! I never wanted to be a killing machine! I never wanted to disbelieve in hypnosis! And yet you... you sorry excuse for a mother... you made me do it!
Im not the true evil hypnotist, Mother! You are!
Lucas/HyPN0ses Mother: Jij onbeschaande jongen! Spreek niet zo tegen mij! Ik ben je Moeder! Ik heb nooit verkeerd! note
You know, I thought I might be able to understand you better by now. But actually I understand you even less than before. How... How can anyone really want to send his own child away? Gendo:
I have no reason to explain myself if you are already aware that you cannot understand. Shinji:
No, maybe not. You'd just blame everything on the pain of losing her anyway. Do you really think you're the only one who ever felt like that? You're not the only one who lost a loved one! (...) But unlike most, you didn't hold dear what was left of her. Instead of using it to remember the love she gave, you just saw it as reminder of her loss. So you just threw it all away, because the very existence hurt you.
: I am so sick and tired of this! Ever since I became an idol and started to gain popularity, you've stopped caring about me! All you ever think about is how to promote me!
Is that really all I am to you?! Some idol that exists just to make you look good?! Akane's mother
: Akane, I... Akane
: I love singing, but that's not the only thing about me! I like reading! I like hanging out with my friends! Heck, I've even come to love VR gaming! There's more to me than just Akimi! Akane's mother
: Akane dear, I'm just trying to help you further your career. I'm your manager, after all. Akane
: Not anymore. Akane's mother
: What? Akane
: I'm firing you as my manager. This whole idol business has turned you into a different person! I don't want you to be my manager if it means you stop being my mother! I want my mom back!
"Was there a single day in your entire god damn life that you loved me? You're my father! I haven't seen you in ten years, and we're— What are we even talking about here?! This is just polite nice-to-meet-you bullshit! You haven't been listening to single word I've been saying! You want to know about my life, huh?! Why, so you have some interesting trivia to tell your pals over drinks?! 'My darling daughter this' and 'my beautiful girl that'. You don't mean any of it! You don't care! If you cared it wouldn't have taken us ten fucking years to have this conversation!"
Film — Animated
: Now - now - l-listen to me, Quasimodo - Quasimodo
: No, YOU listen!
All my life you've told me the world is a dark, cruel place, but now I see that the only thing dark and cruel about it is people like you!
I rotted in jail for twenty years
because of your weakness
! Shifu: Obeying your master is not weakness! Tai Lung:
You knew I
was the Dragon Warrior
! You always
knew. But, when Oogway
said otherwise, what did you do? What did you do?! Nothing
You were never meant to be the Dragon Warrior! That was not my fault! Tai Lung:
Not your fault? Who filled my head with dreams
? Who drove me to train until my bones
cracked? Who denied me my destiny?!
[...] Tai Lung:
All I ever did, I did to make you proud
! Tell me how proud
you are, Shifu! Tell me! TELL ME!
: Father, please reconsider! Simba
: You will not go anywhere without an escort from now on. Kiara
: No! That's not — Simba
: He used
you to get to me! Kiara
! He loves me, for me! Simba
: Because you are my daughter! You will not leave Pride Rock. You will stay where I can keep an eye on you...away from him
: You don't know him! Simba
: I know he's following in Scar's pawprints, and I must follow in my father's. Kiara
: You will never
I've spent my entire life, hiding from people who would use me for my power... Gothel:
...when I should have hiding...from you! Gothel:
Where will you go? He won't be there for you. Rapunzel:
What did you do to him? Gothel:
That criminal is to be hanged for his crimes. Now, now, dear. It's alright. Everything is as it should be... Rapunzel: No!
You were wrong
about the world, and you were wrong about me
! And I will never
let you use my hair again!
Cera, I'm your father. I want what's best for you. Cera:
No, you don't! You just don't want me to have any fun! (runs off in anger) Topps:
Cera, please! I'm just trying to... As a parent, I... Ohhh!
"That is NOT what magic does! That's just your fear! Fear is what can't be trusted!"
to a statue of her late grandfather Runeard, Frozen II
Film — Live-Action
"You know, it all makes sense now, why you favored Thor all these years, because no matter how much you claim to love me, you could never have a Frost Giant sitting on the throne of Asgard!"
Yondu: When I picked you up, these boys wanted to eat you! They aint never tasted Terran before! I saved your life!
You were wrong to abandon [Erik]. T'Chaka: I chose my people. I chose Wakanda. Our future depended... T'Challa:
You were wrong! ALL OF YOU WERE WRONG!
To turn your backs on the rest of the world! We let the fear of discovery stop us from doing what is right! No more! I cannot stay here with you. I cannot rest while he sits on the throne. He is a monster of our own making. I must take back the mantle! I must
right this wrong.
Boromir: You give him [Faramir] no credit, and yet he tries to do your will! He loves you, Father.
Ruth DeWitt Bukater:
Will the lifeboats be seated according to class? I hope they're not too crowded. Rose:
...oh Mother, SHUT UP!
Don't you understand?! The water is freezing, and there aren't enough boats! Not enough by half! Half the people on the ship are going to die!
: You gonna lose all your fancy foosball game, and you're gonna fail your big exam, because school is... Bobby
: The devil?! EVERYTHING IS THE DEVIL TO YOU, MAMA! Well, I like school! And I like football! And I'm going to keep doing them both because they make me feel good! And by the way, Mama, alligators are ornery because of the medulla oblongata! And I like Vicky and she likes me back! And she showed me her boobies and I like them too!
Ingrid: I could have left you there but I didn't. Don't you understand, for once I did the right thing! When I came back you knew me. You were sitting by the door and you looked up and you reached for me. It was as if you'd been waiting for me all along.
Astrid: I was always waiting for you, Mother, that's the constant in my life; waiting for you! Will you come back, will you forget that you tied me up in front of a store or left me on a bus?
Ingrid: Are you still waiting?
Astrid: No. I stopped when Claire showed me what it felt like to be loved. What did you think? That I would amuse you? That's what babies are like, Mother! What, did you think we'd exchange thoughts on Joseph Brodsky?
Ingrid: I thought Klaus and I would live happily ever after, that's what I thought. Adam and Eve in a vine-covered shack, I must have been out of my mind.
Astrid: You were in love with him!
Ingrid: Yes I was in love with him, all right?! I was in love with him and 'baby makes three' and all that crap!
Astrid: Then why did you leave him? Why did you leave him!?
Ingrid: I didn't leave him, he left me! You want to know about your father? He left us when you were six months old for another woman, and I never saw him again until he showed up looking for you when you were eight years old.
Astrid: He came to see me?
Ingrid: Yes he came to see you but it was a little late, wasn't it? Why should I let him see you after what he did to me?
Because it wasn't about you! It was about me and I wanted to see him!!
My whole life I've wanted to see him! That decision was mine, not yours! Everything's always been about you, never about me! ...I knew you were gonna kill Barry but you didn't even care. You didn't give a damn
about what that would do to me.
Thomasin: You ask me to speak truth?
William: I beg thee!
Thomasin: You and Mother are planned to rid the farm of me. Aye. I heard you speak of it. Is that truth? You took of Mother's cup and let her rail at me. You confessed not till it was too late. Is that truth?
William: Peace thee.
Thomasin: I will not.
William: I am thy father!
Thomasin: You are a hypocrite!
William: Hold thy tongue Daughter mine!
Thomasin: You took Caleb to The Wood and let me take the blame of that too. Is that truth? You let Mother be as thy master! You cannot bring the crops to yield! You cannot hunt! Is that truth enough?
Thou canst do nothing save cut wood!
Listen, I'm sorry about what's going on around here, but it isn't my fault! What do you want from me, anyway?! John Hickam:
You better watch yourself, Homer. Homer Hickam:
If I go on to win at Indianapolis, mabye I can go to college! Maybe even get a job at Cape Canaveral! There's nothing
here for me! The town is dying! The mine is dying!
Everybody knows that here but YOU! John Hickam: You want to get outta here so bad, then go! GO! Homer Hickam:
Yeah, I'll go! YEAH, I'LL GO! John Hickam:
GO! GO! Homer Hickam:
And I'll be gone forever! I won't even look back!
"Great. The good ol' "Raped While Dying" route home. Cause if there was two seconds in a day when I
didn't think about her, and
wasn't thinking about how she died... "There ya go, Robbie. Think about it some more, why dont ya?" Its good, too. That as much as a person might've tried to avoid the details of what happened— cause he didnt think it'd do any good, and he didn't think he could bear it— its also good to be informed, in twenty-foot-high lettering and a real nice font, the precise details of her last moments, yknow? That it wasnt enough that she was
RAPED. And it wasnt enough that she
DIED. No. "Raped WHILE Dying". Thank you, Mom."
You got something to say to me, Bombay? Gordon Bombay:
To think I wasted all those years, worrying about what you thought. You're going down, Riley.
"You spilled an ocean of blood. You showed no mercy, no pity. We too are children of this age... weaned on strife and chaos. We are your sons, yet you count on our fidelity. In my eyes, that makes you a fool. A senile old fool!"
—Saburo Naotara Ichimonji
: Didn't you say that you where different? Didn't you? Nathan Wallace
: I am. I am. Shilo
: Say you aren't that person. Say it. Nathan
: I am. I am. Shilo
: Then tell me how to act, dad. What to say, dad. Tell me why all you've ever told every word is a lie! Didn't you say that you'd protect me didn't you? Nathan
: I tried. I tried. Shilo
: Is this how you'd help me? Is it? Nathan
: I tried! I tried! Shilo
: Don't help me anymore, Dad! You are dead, Dad, in my eyes! Someone has replaced you, Dad I hate you! Go and die!
"Dad, you only care about yourself. That's why Mommy left."
"I'm sorry I can't make you proud of me. But I haven't finished yet. I'll do everything I can to make you glad I'm your son. You'll never make me ashamed of who I am or what I look like."
, Warrior Cats
: Crookedstar's Promise
"And if there's one thing we can agree on, it's that you were a TERRIBLE father." Nein...NEIN! NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN! Es tut mir leid, Mutter, aber diesmal bist du viel zu weit gegangen! Verstehst du nicht? Ja, ich habe 5 4s auf meiner Zeugniskarte, aber ich habe mein Bestes gegeben! Ich habe seit Jahren mein Bestes gegeben, aber Sie beschimpfen mich einfach für jede schlechte Note, die ich bekomme! Es ist nicht fair! Keiner von uns hält das für fair! Du bist meine Mutter! Solltest du mir nicht helfen, wenn ich das Material nicht verstehe?! note Oh Jesus
. You have no idea how hard I pray not to turn out like you two. My every nightmare, every one, is about turning into a complacent failure
like you both. You don't even remember the dreams you threw away to sink into this hole.
"I'm sorry, Dad. I never would have tried to
save River's life if I knew there was a
dinner party at stake!"
Phil: You know, Will was doing just fine till you showed up. But now that you're back, you have responsibilities to him.
Lou: Hey look, we're still gonna take the trip.
Phil: Oh, bull! Bull! Will is not a coat that you hang in the closet, then pick it up when you're ready to wear it. His life goes on. He's not supposed to be here for you, you're supposed to be here for him!
Lou: Will you get off my back!? You think I want this!? It just happened! Now, when Will was a baby, I was scared-
Phil: Cut the crap, alright!?
Cut it! Because I've been there! But I didn't run out on my family. I was there every day for them, because that's what a man does.
Barney, what is going on? Barney:
This [the basketball hoop] is mine. Jerome:
I don't understand— Barney:
J.J. gets a childhood, a dad, a real
family, AND a basketball hoop? No, no, I at least get the hoop, I'm taking it with me. Jerome:
Please, just come down and talk to me. Barney:
Why? Why should I? You're lame, okay? You're just some lame suburban dad. Jerome:
Why does that make you so mad? Barney: Because if you were gonna be some lame suburban dad, why couldn't you have been that for me?
"[I'm a] really cool person. And you know, you had twenty-nine years to find that out, but you didn't even try! You know what? You walked out on me, I'm just gonna do the same to you."
— Phoebe to her birth mother
(About Nathan's half-brother) It's complicated. Nathan:
Try me. Mike:
I didn't see the point in telling you about him; it would have just upset your mother. Nathan:
Oh, more than you cheating on her, or walking out on us, and generally being a complete twat? And you never
even tried to contact him? Brilliant. Yeah, first-class parenting there, dad, well done! Mike:
I thought about seeing him. The longer it went on, it just... got harder. Nathan:
And you wonder why
he hit you in the head with a toaster and put you in the boot of his car? Mike:
He just turned up out of the blue! I didn't know what to say to him. Nathan:
Even for you, that is just unbelievably shit. Mike:
Like you never got anything wrong? We're not so different, you know. Nathan:
We are completely
different! I'm gracefully tall, you're freakishly short! Mike: Where do you get this stuff? Nathan:
I dunno, it just comes to me, I have a gift. So, what're you gonna do about him? Mike:
What am I supposed to do? Nathan:
You're supposed to be a dad to him! Mike:
Well, I don't even know him. Nathan:
Yeah, what's your excuse with me? Mike:
(Through gritted teeth) Everytime I try to work things out with you, you just throw it back in my face! Nathan:
(Voice beginning to crack) Don't change the subject now! We're talking about your other
son! Mike: The little shit should be grateful I am not pressing charges! Nathan:
You know what? He's better off not knowing you! I wish, I wish I was him!
(Mike gets to his feet, thinks for a moment, and then leaves) Nathan:
Where're you going? That's right Dad, walk away with your tiny little legs, you fuckin' midget!
Richard Bashir: We have a serious problem here. We have to stop the whining and concentrate on coming up with a new plan.
Richard Bashir: All those gifts, all those accomplishments, and you still want to behave like a spoiled child. Well, you'd better grow up right now, or you're gonna lose everything!
You mean you're
going to lose everything. You're going to lose your only real accomplishment in this life: me.
You said before: I'm your legacy, your proud gift to the world. Well, Father, your gift is about to be revealed as a fraud. Just like you
(bitterly) No. You used
to be my father. Now... you're my architect
: the man who designed a better son
to replace the defective
one he was given. Well, your design has a built-in flaw: it's illegal
. Richard Bashir:
You're so smart, you know so much, you can sit there and judge us...but you're still not smart enough to see that we saved you from a life of remedial education and underachievement! Julian Bashir:
You didn't know that. You never gave me a chance. Richard Bashir:
You were falling behind. Julian Bashir:
I was six years old
. You decided I was a failure in the first grade. Richard Bashir:
You don't understand, Jules, you never did! Julian Bashir:
No, you don't understand!
I stopped calling myself "Jules" when I was fifteen and I found out what you'd done to me, I'M "JULIAN"! Richard Bashir:
What difference does that make?! Julian Bashir:
It makes EVERY difference, because I'M DIFFERENT, CAN'T YOU SEE?! "Jules Bashir" died in that hospital
, because YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITH THE SHAME OF A SON WHO DIDN'T MEASURE UP
: Alexander, I don't want to hurt you. I want to help you. Alexander
: By getting rid of me?! All you've ever done my whole life is send me away! Worf
: I am a Klingon warrior, I lead a warrior's life! This is not the path for you! You told me this yourself, and I have come to accept it. Alexander
: You call yourself my father, but you haven't tried to see me or talk to me in five years. I wasn't the kind of son you wanted, so you pretended you had no son
. You never accepted me. You abandoned me.
"I've been making excuses for you my whole life, but you're a pretty crappy father. And until you're ready to be a good one...don't call me."
John Witter: You'll have to excuse my son, boys. His girlfriend moves away and all of a sudden it's his time of the month.
Pacey: Screw you, okay? [Mr. Witter grabs his arm and Pacey quickly removes it]
Pacey: Get your hands off me! You don't touch me again! Ever!
John Witter: Finally, my boy gets a pair and all it took was getting his heart broke by some girl with a few screws loose.
: [Pacey punches him] Andie did more for my life in six months than you did in 16 years, you rotten son of a bitch! So if you want to make fun of me, if you want to bust on me, that's fine. But if you so much as make one more even slightly disparaging comment about the woman I love, and i swear to god you're going to policing this town from a hospital bed, you understand me? And one more thing, even if Mr. Potter was involved in all this, he's still 10 times the father you ever were!
Fiona: You don't get to abandon your kids and then show up one day to take your pick of the litter!
Frank: Oh, now that's not fair. Your mother's made mistakes, but she's here now. That's got to count for something-
Fiona: Shut up, Frank! This isn't about you! [turns to Monica] This is about you. This is about what you didn't do. It's about what I did. And you know what? I did a fucking great job. Debbie is class president. She's on the debate team, going to nationals. And Lip, he's top of his class. He set the curve. Ian was promoted in ROTC and he tested out of English. And Carl made something blow up for his science fair. And you know what, they did it all, no thanks to you! Because you! Weren't! Here!
Monica: And I appreciate that, Fiona. But I'm here now. And Liam belongs with me.
Fiona: He doesn't even know who you are!
Monica: I'm his mother!
: You were my mother, too!
All due respect, sir, I have zero respect for you. Cornelius:
Typical Welsh nonsense. Pierce:
But Father, I- Jeff:
Pierce, you really wanna be like this guy? He's wearing elephant bones on his head. Cornelius:
He will be what I tell him to be because I am his father! Jeff:
Listen up, Colonel Crypt-Keeper. I could live a million years and I could spend every minute of it doing important things. But at the end of it all, I would have only lived half a life if I had not raised a son. This was a gift that was handed to you. You squandered it. And the reason you have so much hatred in your heart is because you're trying to fill a hole where your kid was supposed to go. And now it's too late. Now you're just stomping around trying to prove you exist. Well, mission accomplished. But here's a question I'd like to pass on to you from every son of every crap dad that ever lived. So what? I'm done with you. He's done with you. The world is done with you.
Thea: How could you make me kill a friend?
Malcolm: He should not have told you that.
Thea: I trusted you. I let you into my life. How could you have done this to me?
Malcolm: Because you are my daughter, Thea, and I care about you.
Thea: Oh, God, that's sick. And not even remotely true!
Malcolm: You do not understand the danger we face from Ra's al Ghul!
Thea: Just stop! Stop using him as an excuse. The only person that I'm afraid of right now is you.
Malcolm: Please, do not do this—
Oh, just stop. I will work with you to stop Ras. Because that's what my brother says we need to do. So I will be your student. I'll be your partner. Even if I have
to, I will be your soldier. But never again
will I be your daughter.
Because of you, I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you, I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you, I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you... I am afraid
''I tried your four bill therapy
I tried to make amends
But nothing could lure you out of your
To bow and kiss your feet
Don't you see respect is not a one-way street?
For all that you've done wrong
I'll get my peace of mind when you hear this song.''
Look, if you're not gonna take this seriously— Jeremy:
And why should I? Mr. Heere:
Excuse me? Jeremy:
I'm supposed to believe you care? Look in the mirror! Ever since Mom
left, you sit around like youre waiting for her to come back! If she did, you know what she'd find? A loser who's so afraid to have a life, he cant even put pants on! (Beat) Mr: Heere:
I could ground you. Jeremy: I don't think you could.
"Dad...I have to tell you something. You're an asshole." Alighiero
: Go on, use me as an excuse! Blame me for everything! Dante
: You're so full of greed and hate. Is that all
you had to offer me? Alighiero
: I'm not
responsible for the man you are! Dante
: And I will not
be damned like you
My dear aunt, don't do anything to the house I half own. Don't put no classes there, don't do no pelvic floor exercises there, don't do nothing. And don't say nothing disrespectful about my mother. She only ever did one bad thing in her life, and that was giving you a home. Good luck with that pelvic floor. People always did say you were real big down there on account of the number of guys tried you out when you was younger and kept running me off. Stay well and away from me.
Silver: You told me
you were the number one in the world! Are you gonna quit? What are you going to do now?
Giovanni: .................. One must acknowledge one's defeat before he can move on... I will go solo...for now... So that one day I will form a stronger organization!
Silver: What aspect of you was number one? Gathering so many only to be defeated by a mere child!
Giovanni: Putting together the potential of many is how you produce a huge power... That's what an organization is... That's the strength of an organization! I failed...to make the best use of my subordinates' potential...! But you shall witness one day the revival of me and my Team Rocket!
Silver: I don't understand you! You don't make any sense!
Giovanni: .................. One day, you will understand.
I don't want
to understand you! I will never become someone like you. A coward when you're alone and acting like a tyrant when you're in front of other cowards! I will become strong! I will become a stronger man all by myself! All by myself!
I am the one who is sick of you, Mother! Children... Children are not just THINGS that belong to their parents! Pokémon are not just THINGS that a Trainer can do whatever they want to! I am alive! Cosmog is alive! We are not things for you to collect! We're not made for you to just discard when you get bored with us! That is terrible, Mother!
You are terrible!
Ryoma: Shiro, you have disobeyed me for the last time. And you will show me respector I will show you how I deal with utter fools.
Shiro: How can you call me that!?
Ryoma: I didn't raise you to be this irresponsible.
Vergil: This has nothing to do with you. Stand down.
Nero: Nothing to do with me? It has EVERYTHING to do with me!
Nero: Feeling accepting yet?
Vergil: Of what? Your strength, or your existence?
: Both, you fuckin' asshole!
Hades: It should not have come to this. For all your antics with me and around the house, I always kept my temper, have I not? Unlike you.
"...I wanted you to treat me like I mattered. Like I wasn't some...piece of dog shit got stuck on your shoe."
: Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable. Do you have any
idea what your stunt cost us? Weiss
: I— Jacques
: And don't
think I'm just talking about Lien here! Our reputation! Our... our... [sighs angrily
: I want to leave. Jacques
: I beg your pardon? Weiss
: I said I want to leave. I don't want to stay here anymore. I don't want to stay in Atlas anymore! Jacques
: Young lady, I don't give a damn
about what you want! This isn't about you! This is about the Schnee family name, and your apparent insistence on dragging it through the mud! Weiss
: I have done nothing but fight to uphold the honor of my
family name, a name that you married into
I'm not your pet
Not another thing you own
I was not born guilty of your crimes
Your riches and your influence
Can't hold me anymore
I won't be possessed
Burdened by your royal test
I will not surrender
This life is mine!
— Weiss Schnee
, "This Life is Mine", RWBY
I realized something while I was dead. My entire life I've been obsessed with proving you wrong. Proving that I'm not garbage, that I can be the best in spite of all my recessive genes. But I've figured you out, old man. I know why you always told me I was worthless. Why you destroyed my self-confidence, made me think I had to do everything the hard way to earn any respect. I'm better than you, and you know it. If you hadn't turned me into such an insecure showoff, history would remember you only as
Liquid Snake's father.
Why didn't you tell me all this from the beginning? If I'd known what kind of scum you were fighting against, of course I would have helped you! Instead, you jerked me around my whole life, manipulating me just like they do! And you think you're
better than them?
— Liquid Snake to his Father, Big Boss, again, The Last Days Of FOXHOUND
In short, I'm done with you. Go back up the mountain and cry to your mother, little boy. Roy: (furious)
You pathetic old— (cuts himself off, calms down)
No, you know what? Fine. You do what you've got to do. I mean, normally, I would launch into a huge sarcastic rant, but obviously that isn't the way to solve my problems, or I wouldn't be dead at age 28.Roy's Archon
You're not worth the trouble. I'll find someone else to help me. Eugene:
Wait, so you're just going to take it? Roy:
Looks like. Eugene:
Don't you want to get a few shots in at me first? Roy:
Not really. Eugene:
Hey! Get back here, you moron! Roy:
No. Why should I? I'm not going to change who you are as a person by shouting a few insults at you, no matter how clever they may be. I used to think that I could: that if I could just deliver the perfect retort, it would open your eyes a little. But if everything you've been through with Mom and Eric and Grandpa and the literal forces of the cosmos hasn't made you want to be a better man, I doubt a one-liner from me is going to do the trick now. You are who you are, and every time I stoop to the level of engaging you with another angry tirade, I'm a little more like you and a little less like Mom. So, see you around, I guess.
I don't want your hand-outs! Tarquin:
You rather I stand aside and let Malack hunt you down? Nale:
Yes! Malack was my problem, not yours! And I solved it my own way, without your help! Tarquin:
That makes no— I swear, Nale, I don't even know what you want from me anymore. Nale:
NOTHING! I want NOTHING from you! I am my own man, not some cog in your latest oh-so-clever scheme! I don't want your nepotism or your charity or your pity! I want NOTHING! Tarquin:
...Is that really how you feel? Nale:
YES! Tarquin: [sigh]
As you wish, son. [kills him]
I thought you were being your usual out-of-touch self. "She's inconsiderate, but her heart's in the right place," I thought. "She's just trying to help, in her own misguided way." But this wasn't about helping me at all. It was just a means to an end for you. You exploited me, and duped an innocent person, because it was convenient. Because it gave you an advantage. You absolute pig
. From now on you will not make any
form of contact with me unless I initiate it. I don't know if you're capable of feeling shame, but you ought to
"Hey! Let's something straight! I'm not bright! Big words confuse me! I have the attention span of a rodent! But Wanda loves me anyway. She makes me happy, AND THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH FOR YOU!!!" Marty:
Hey, how about I get a new mode? Finn:
Are you seriously trying to bail out again? Marty:
What? His deal sounds pretty good. Finn:
Uh-oh, I know that look. Finn: When you fled the scene like a ding-dong ditcher in the night... Marty:
Listen, Finn. No answer I give you will be satisfying. Besides, it was like forty years ago
I'm sixteen! Marty:
I don't have a star to revolve around to track time. Finn:
But why do you always run from everything? Marty:
You burn enough bridges, the only direction to move is forward. Finn:
Hmm. Well, there ain't no changing you, I guess.
"Hey! When's the last time either of you were the American Dragon? Well, as the little troll girl currently filling the position, let me tell you it's stinkin' hard! I can't imagine doing it two more days let alone two more years. And to think about everything Jake's gone through; he's had to save magical creatures on a daily basis, lie to his own dad about who he is, say good-bye to the girl he loved, all to protect a mystical world that nobody knows about. He may be the American Dragon, but he is also a 14 year old kid who just wanted a couple days off. If that makes him immature, fine, but self-serving? With all due respect to both of you, STEP OFF!"
"Naw, that's okay! Keep talkin'! Keep talkin', daddy! That's the eulogy this old woman deserves! Oh she did this ta you, and now you doing this ta me! You've been doin' it our whole lives! And it's gettin' old, it's gettin' REAL old, old man! So get it out yo system, and sit down, AND SHUT THE FUCK UP!"
"Give me a break! What do you know about them? Nothing! You don't know me either actually! We haven't talked for a year!"
"Now, wait a minute! I may not be perfect, but at least I love my kids enough not to spend every minute of the day workin'. I'm a damn good father and that's more than anyone can say about you!"
Angela: You knew the whole time!?
Demona: I had to make you understand!
: I understand perfectly! All this was a charade staged to turn me against my father! To trap and destroy my clan! You are capable of anything. I HATE
"You want to die alone
? Fine. You want to keep coming back and never die
? That's fine too. In fact, I hope you go on living as the unhappy person you are in the hell you've created for yourself. I hope you live forever. I really
You really are a horrible father.
Children expect their parents to protect
them, the only thing I've ever been to you was a science experiment!!
Why would you want this to happen? All you had to do was go away! Stop standing in the driveway talking about custody! And either tell her you want to stay married or get on with your life, but whatever you do, stop being a baby and ACT LIKE A MAN!
Don't "Morty!" me! I tricked Rick into taking Dad on an adventure because I thought I could get a break from this kind of shit, but no! Like father, like goddamned daughter! You wanna be like Rick? Congratulations! You're just as arrogant and just as irresponsible!
: No, you
killed them! We were made for one purpose: to kill! Our fate was sealed the day we were born
"Give Bob-omb to own kids? Glad you not my dad!" Steven:
You're not my mom. Imaginary Rose:
I'm not? Steven:
This is how I want you to be, but I don't know if this is who you really are. I've learned things about you, things you wanted to keep secret. You locked Bismuth away inside Lion because she wanted to shatter Gems
, and you never told Garnet or Pearl. But then you shattered Pink Diamond
. Now all of Homeworld has it out for Earth, and the Crystal Gems, and me! You put us all in danger and you just— disappeared!
[...] I finally know the truth! I know what you are! You're a liar! I thought you never wanted to hurt anyone, but you hurt everyone!
How could you just leave Garnet, and Amethyst, and Pearl, a-and Dad...they don't know what to do without you! Maybe they didn't matter to you as much as hiding from the mess you made! And that's why I'm here, isn't it? Did you make me just so you wouldn't have to deal with all your mistakes? Is that all I'm here for? Rose:
Steven, you know that isn't true. In the tape I left you I told you how much I wanted to have you and let you exist. Do you think what I said to you in the tape was a lie? Steven:
...No. I'm sure...I'm sure you meant it. (they hug)
I get it. I know you didn't want me to deal with your problems. But you're a part of me now, and I have to deal with what you left behind. Rose: (vanishes)
I don't need this song! I need what you had! (...) I wish I could've grown up at a house like that
No you don't! Steven:
Maybe your parents weren't so bad. Maybe they gave you curfews and chaperones and meatloaf for a reason! Greg:
Steven, you don't know what they were like! Steven:
They can't be worse than Mom's family. I went halfway across the galaxy for them, and this was right here?! Greg:
Steven, I couldn't do anything growing up. Everything I liked, or wore, or wanted was always wrong
! Trust me, you're better off then I was. Steven:
I can't believe I never realized, you're
you're just like Mom! Greg:
You grew up with actual freedom! Steven:
I grew up in a van! I never went to school! I've never been to the doctor until two days ago! Greg:
Steven! You're a gem! You're not like other kids! Steven:
I could have done all that stuff! My problem isn't that I'm a gem, my problem is that I'm a UNIVERSE!
"You may have created me, but you were never my father! Fathers are kind! Fathers protect you! Fathers raise you! I was protected by the monks of Azarath. I was raised by my friends!
They are my family.
This is my home. And you are not welcome here!"
Star, let's just take a seat and talk about this. Star:
What is there to talk about, exactly? We can't go back to Mewni because we'll DIE from a situation that you
caused! So just stay far away from me or, better yet, stand over there, where you don't exist!
I'll straighten this little guy
out like that
! Besides, I wouldn't want you to embarrass yourself.
...? You're worried that I might... embarrass... MYSEEEEELF!?
You know, sometimes, when you're not
around, I actually kinda like
myself! I think you're more worried that I'll embarrass YOU!
"You know the shittiest thing about all of this? Is when that stranger behind the counter gave me that free churro
, that small act of kindness showed more compassion than my mother gave me her entire goddamn life. Like, how hard is it to do something nice for a person? This woman at the Jack in the Box didn't even know me. I'm your son.
All I had was you!"
Shadow Weaver: Adora, you made the right choice. Don't let Catra convince you otherwise. She's never understood.
Adora: STOP! I will never forgive you. You ruin people. You ruin any chance they could ever be happy. Havent you done enough?
Keep telling yourself that. I'm going to take the Failsafe to the Heart, and I'm going to save Etheria. But I am not doing it for you. I'll do everything I can to make sure you never get your hands on the magic.
Sheryl: [impaled through the shoulder] Ugh, you little bastard!
Gary: Yep, it's me. It's the little bastard. And you're my mom. Let that sink in for a second. Have you got it? All right? Parent-teacher conferences? Baking cookies? Not crazed rampages on your boy!
Sheryl: You caught me on an off-day.
Gary: An "off-day"? I've never seen an on-day! I'm done being the excuse for all your mistakes! Things went the way they did with Dad because of you! You did that! And you're gonna have to live with it! [jumping] Yes! I've always wanted to say that. That is... gah! All right, let's, uh...[He looks back at Sheryl, who has tears in her eyes, and after a moment of consideration, starts tugging on the blade in her shoulder]
Oh, that is in there...
: ...You've turned my daughter into a MONSTER! Gumball
: TRUCK! Of...prettiness? Penny
: [turns into dragon] Well, tell my father that this monster's going to live in the forest
, with all the other beasts!
[flies off] Gumball
: [glares at Patrick] Patrick: What? Gumball:
[mocking voice] "Ooh, I wonder why my daughter is upset because I called her a freaky pig monster?" [jumps onto Patrick's car] Now with all due respect, I'm going to have to ask you to SHUT UP!
Look at what you've done! Do you realize you were wrong?! [Patrick nods] Gumball: Good, but don't beat yourself up about it! Parenting is hard! Now pop the hood.