"You are completely selfish, and totally irresponsible as a father.[...]You have no education, you have no interests, you just do whatever reckless thing you want to do, whenever you want to do it, without regard for anyone else."Did Mom and/or Dad leave you without an explanation, only to pop up years later expecting hugs and kisses?Are even YOU tired of listening to your Freudian Excuse? " Guy for a tiny crumb of respect really starting to get on your nerves?Penalty points are awarded if they have tragically repeated exactly the same mistakes with their own offspring. Sometimes, the writer may not want the child figure to be the one doing the calling out.
(We suggest you try not to go any farther than that; killing a parent, even one who arguably deserves it, tends to put you in the villain camp by default.
Even Oedipus got nailed for it eventually, and he didn't even KNOW the man was his father.) You see this trope whenever a child figure (who is most often fully adult in age, but in rare cases may still be a child or teenager) goes into full-on confrontational mode with a parent figure they feel has severely wronged them.
"Child" and "parent" can be fairly loose here — it's the power relationship that's key, not the genetics.
Although the confrontation can be quite long-winded as it plays out, the semantic content usually boils down to "Daddy/Mommy, you SUCK! For some reason, father figures are far more often targeted for this, due to the general belief that most women tend to be better parental figures than fathers, or maybe it's just not considered nice to yell at Mom.
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