Origin of father figure
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Anyone who has been in the presence of a powerful boss, guru, or other father-figure knows how toxic this dynamic can be.
Young people away from home for the first time transferred their father-figure needs to Paterno.Why Penn State Fans Love Fired Coach Joe Paterno, Despite Child Abuse Scandal|Maureen Seaberg|November 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In the traditional yakuza, for an Oyabun (father-figure) to kill his own Kobun (child) would be unthinkable.