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25th Jul '16 7:56:25 PM Togie
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25th Jul '16 7:55:31 PM Togie
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** Gamzee's lusus isn't so much an Abusive Alien Parent as a neglectful one - it has spent basically his whole life doing other things (it's never mentioned what, exactly), so he's never learned not to sit on his ass [[TheStoner eating sopor slime pies all day]].

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** Gamzee's lusus isn't so much an Abusive Alien Parent as a neglectful one - it has spent basically his whole life doing other things (it's never mentioned what, exactly), so he's never learned not to sit on his ass [[TheStoner eating sopor slime pies all day]].
day]]. [[spoiler: [[ObfuscatingStupidity This is later revealed to have been a good thing]], due to the fact that Gamzee is otherwise a MonsterClown that goes on murderous rampages.]]
16th Jul '16 8:11:25 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' the Hivers release their larvae into the wild and don't let them back into society until a certain age.
11th Mar '16 12:27:56 PM fruitstripegum
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** Even split on Kif's species; they go though a period as a tadpole, swimming unsupervised in a primordial swamp, and then are implied to have a childhood where they are raised by their parents in a family environment ten years later, conveniently allowing Kif and Amy to delay settling down by another decade.

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** Even split on Kif's species; they go though a period as a tadpole, swimming unsupervised in a primordial swamp, and then are implied to have a childhood where they are raised by their parents in a family environment ten twenty years later, conveniently allowing Kif and Amy to delay settling down by another decade.two decades.



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12th Jan '16 10:21:08 PM Doug86
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* PlayedWith in {{Superman}}: a Kryptonian boy named Chris was the son of [[spoiler:Zod and Ursa]], who were extremely abusive, but wound up HappilyAdopted by {{Superman}} (who is, of course, an alien too) and ComicBook/LoisLane.

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* PlayedWith in {{Superman}}: Franchise/{{Superman}}: a Kryptonian boy named Chris was the son of [[spoiler:Zod and Ursa]], who were extremely abusive, but wound up HappilyAdopted by {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} (who is, of course, an alien too) and ComicBook/LoisLane.
11th Dec '15 11:27:51 PM nombretomado
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*** Unless they get abandoned. The ''[[XWingSeries X-Wing]]'' novel ''Mercy Kill'' introduces a Yuuzhan Vong fighting for the good guys named Viull Gorsat. He states that during the war he was abandoned by his parents and condemned to live among other such outcasts, essentially a slave. While assigned to a work crew, he was caught up in a New Republic military attack and was captured. The New Republic gave him to a human family that adopted him. Unlike the cruel Yuuzhan Vong society, his new human parents loved him and cared for him, with his new dad inspiring him to eventually join Wraith Squadron when he grew up. Since the Yuuzhan Vong are extra-galactic (they came to the Star Wars galaxy because they pretty much destroyed their own) and had no prior contact with this galaxy before their evacuation, then from Viull's standpoint the residents of the star Wars galaxy (Humans, Twi'leks, Hutts, Zabraks, etc.) are the aliens, making this an aversion.

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*** Unless they get abandoned. The ''[[XWingSeries ''[[Literature/XWingSeries X-Wing]]'' novel ''Mercy Kill'' introduces a Yuuzhan Vong fighting for the good guys named Viull Gorsat. He states that during the war he was abandoned by his parents and condemned to live among other such outcasts, essentially a slave. While assigned to a work crew, he was caught up in a New Republic military attack and was captured. The New Republic gave him to a human family that adopted him. Unlike the cruel Yuuzhan Vong society, his new human parents loved him and cared for him, with his new dad inspiring him to eventually join Wraith Squadron when he grew up. Since the Yuuzhan Vong are extra-galactic (they came to the Star Wars galaxy because they pretty much destroyed their own) and had no prior contact with this galaxy before their evacuation, then from Viull's standpoint the residents of the star Wars galaxy (Humans, Twi'leks, Hutts, Zabraks, etc.) are the aliens, making this an aversion.
3rd Dec '15 3:20:21 PM HighCrate
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* Before the events of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the Saiyans send their infants off to fend for themselves... and destroy planets. Without Frieza's influence, though, the last Saiyans left alive [[AvertedTrope do care about their young]].
** According to WordOfGod, Saiyans don't have much of a nesting instinct. Saiyans thrive on challenge and harsh environments, becoming stronger upon recovering from fatal injuries thanks to Zenkai. This may also explain Goku and Vegeta's parental styles as while they do care for their children, their way of raising would be different (not to mention Goku being raised in the near-wilderness).
** Gohan, Trunks and Goten don't seem to mind or even be bothered by it much. Perhaps Saiyan children are pretty independent from a young age (Goku fits the case). Being partial Saiyans, they would probably have this mentality to a lesser extent and as we saw with Gohan and his family, they have the nesting instinct of humans.

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* Before the events of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the Saiyans send their infants off to fend for themselves... and destroy planets. Without Frieza's Freeza's influence, though, the last Saiyans left alive [[AvertedTrope do care about their young]].
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young]], although this caring generally takes the form of TrainingFromHell to ready their offspring to better handle combat as opposed to trying to keep them ''out'' of danger. According to WordOfGod, Saiyans don't have much of a nesting instinct. Saiyans thrive on challenge and harsh environments, becoming stronger upon recovering from fatal injuries thanks to Zenkai. This may also explain Goku and Vegeta's parental styles as while they do care for their children, their way of raising would be different (not to mention Goku being raised in the near-wilderness).
** Gohan, Trunks and Goten don't seem to mind or even be bothered by it much. Perhaps Saiyan children are pretty independent from a young age (Goku fits the case). Being partial Saiyans, they would probably have this mentality to a lesser extent and as we saw with Gohan and his family, they have the nesting instinct of humans.



* Possibly the Martians in ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians''. They plug their kids into learning machines to educate them, meaning the children never have any sort of fun, and are described as just being small adults. Then the parents wonder why they just sit there emotionlessly staring at the TV-equivalent all day. However the parents ''do'' care about them and are seeking a cure. Having a fat man enter the room and laugh at them for thirty seconds seems to do the trick. Martian culture doesn't seem to know what fun ''is'', bar one ancient and eccentric hermit. It's mentioned that the children didn't start acting depressed until they started watching Earth TV, which seems to have taught them the concept.

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* Possibly the The Martians in ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians''. They plug their kids into learning machines to educate them, meaning the children never have any sort of fun, and are described as just being small adults. Then the parents wonder why they just sit there emotionlessly staring at the TV-equivalent all day. However the parents ''do'' care about them and are seeking a cure. Having a fat man enter the room and laugh at them for thirty seconds seems to do the trick. Martian culture doesn't seem to know what fun ''is'', bar one ancient and eccentric hermit. It's mentioned that the children didn't start acting depressed until they started watching Earth TV, which seems to have taught them the concept.
8th Sep '15 5:36:39 PM Str8taim
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*** Unless they get abandoned. The ''[[XWingSeries X-Wing]]'' novel ''Mercy Kill'' introduces a Yuuzhan Vong fighting for the good guys named Viull Gorsat. He states that during the war he was abandoned by his parents and condemned to live among other such outcasts, essentially a slave. While assigned to a work crew, he was caught up in a New Republic military attack and was captured. The New Republic gave him to a human family that adopted him. Unlike the cruel Yuuzhan Vong society, his new human parents loved him and cared for him, with his new dad inspiring him to eventually join Wraith Squadron when he grew up. Since the Yuuzhan Vong are extra-galactic (they came to the Star Wars galaxy because they pretty much destroyed their own) and had no prior contact with this galaxy before their evacuation, then from Viull's standpoint the residents of the star Wars galaxy (Humans, Twi'leks, Hutts, Zabraks, etc.) are the aliens, making this an aversion.
8th Sep '15 11:46:34 AM Morgenthaler
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** It's implied to be a mix between they just can't raise their young due to being so poor, and just not caring. But it is clear in Christopher's blog that many do care for their young.
** It's also implied that the MNU are [[ConsummateLiar just flat out lying]] to the people of Earth, in order to [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman make them seem]] [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute less likable]] to the people of Earth, so no one bats an eye to how bad [[FantasticRacism the prawns have been treated in the eponymous district]].
** On the other hand it's implied that the prawns have a HiveCasteSystem and most of them are stupid workers or warriors while Christopher (who is quite visibly smarter than most of the others) and his son are some sort of leader or scientist caste.



* The Taxxons in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' are a race of [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant centipedes]] who, if they so much as get a paper cut, they will be devoured alive by other Taxxons. Taxxon reproduction is not mentioned in the series, but given their habits one could probably make a pretty good assumption at [[FridgeHorror the leading cause of death among Taxxon babies]].
** ''The Andalite Chronicles'' mentions Taxxons naturally having (sentient!) hives, so maybe they have a queen or something?
** From the same series, the Yeerks. They reproduce via a three-slug orgy, after which [[OutWithABang they die]], and from their mashed up ball of flesh comes many baby Yeerks, so that Yeerks never know their parents. (Interestingly, though, they do retain ''sibling'' relationships afterwards, even though they're all just a bunch of slugs swimming around in a pool.)
*** Except [[BigBad Visser Three]], who goes out of his way to sabotage any attempt his twin makes at gaining any sort of power. But then again, he's AxCrazy anyway, and [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch not that good of a representative of his species]].
**** "Sibling relationships" don't necessarily imply ''good'' ones. Though there's a passing reference to him hanging out with his twin in ''The Hork-Bajir Chronicles,'' so they may have gotten along better before either was high enough on the totem pole for power to be an issue.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
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The Taxxons in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' are a race of [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant centipedes]] who, if they so much as get a paper cut, they will be devoured alive by other Taxxons. Taxxon reproduction is not mentioned in the series, but given their habits one could probably make a pretty good assumption at [[FridgeHorror the leading cause of death among Taxxon babies]].
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babies]]. ''The Andalite Chronicles'' mentions Taxxons naturally having (sentient!) hives, so maybe they have a queen or something?
** From the same series, the The Yeerks. They reproduce via a three-slug orgy, after which [[OutWithABang they die]], and from their mashed up ball of flesh comes many baby Yeerks, so that Yeerks never know their parents. (Interestingly, though, they do retain ''sibling'' relationships afterwards, even though they're all just a bunch of slugs swimming around in a pool.)
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) Except [[BigBad Visser Three]], who goes out of his way to sabotage any attempt his twin makes at gaining any sort of power. But then again, he's AxCrazy anyway, and [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch not that good of a representative of his species]].
**** "Sibling relationships" don't necessarily imply ''good'' ones. Though there's a passing reference to him hanging out with his twin in ''The Hork-Bajir Chronicles,'' so they may have gotten along better before either was high enough on the totem pole for power to be an issue.
species]].



* The Drow in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', punished like crazy when young to make them paranoid, cunning, and cruel. In fact the wholesale treachery and slaughter inherent in their race has gotten to the point where the only reason they survive is because their batshit insane goddess, Lolth, has willed it.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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The Drow in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', Drow, punished like crazy when young to make them paranoid, cunning, and cruel. In fact the wholesale treachery and slaughter inherent in their race has gotten to the point where the only reason they survive is because their batshit insane goddess, Lolth, has willed it.



* Some of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''[='=]s trolls play this trope straight - each troll on birth is adopted by a lusus naturae, which acts as their custodian. Some are colossal morons. The standout example is Vriska's lusus, which is a spider ''larger than her house'' that ''feeds on young trolls''. If Vriska doesn't bring [[FanNickname Spidermom]] enough food, then it will eat ''her''. That probably explains why Vriska's very quick to give her a MercyKill.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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Some of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''[='=]s the trolls play this trope straight - each troll on birth is adopted by a lusus naturae, which acts as their custodian. Some are colossal morons. The standout example is Vriska's lusus, which is a spider ''larger than her house'' that ''feeds on young trolls''. If Vriska doesn't bring [[FanNickname Spidermom]] enough food, then it will eat ''her''. That probably explains why Vriska's very quick to give her a MercyKill.



** Also trolls are not precisely adopted ''at birth'' by a lusus; first they have to pass a series of dangerous trials. It's only the kids who manage to survive long enough to pupate from larva to humanoid sub-adult and then get out of the brooding caverns that get any kind of parenting at all.
** Adult trolls are even worse. Adult trolls will ''kill'' younger trolls because they might be a threat to them someday. The only reason Feferi avoided being targeted by the current Troll monarch is because her EldritchAbomination of a surrogate mommy could kill every other troll in the galaxy in an instant if provoked.
*** Culture clash ensues when the trolls encounter the human protagonists and are confused and horrified that human children are raised by ''older relatives'' instead of lusii, with the exception of Jade who was raised by her dog [[spoiler: because in the past Tavros had mistaken her grandfather for an interloper and convinced the dog to kill him, thinking he was protecting Jade.]]



*** Flashbacks to his childhood have the woman raising him mention his parents "rolling over in their graves" at one point. They're clearly dead.
*** He also once mentions being the child of three, indicating that Decapod 10 may have a sort of surragate parent thing going on.
*** And the only relatives he mentions are siblings, aunts, and uncles, never parents or grandparents.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance It actually all makes sense when you think about it]], and the Decapodians aren't particularly abusive at all- many members of the species choose to remain celibate, while the ones that reproduce produce lots of young that are adopted by the celibate members of the species, which form their own family units that don't necessarily adhere to a human idea of relationships.
**** Don't even need to involve the celibate to explain it. They just have kids too young for the mating, but old enough to take care of kids--think babysitters. There's also the bit in the fountain of youth episode where we find out that one of their larval stages is a sort of sea sponge/coral thing from which multiple adults- including Zoidberg's brother Norm- bud off.
3rd Sep '15 6:32:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the SpaceBrat series by BruceCoville, aliens are hatched from eggs and raised by a computer, although after that they enter school and have a fairly normal childhood. However, the main protagonist Blork got a piece of eggshell caught behind his ear, causing him to cry. The computer, not knowing the cause, simply labelled him a "Brat" (literally; the word was rubber stamped on his forehead), which gave him a bad reputation that impacted his entire life.

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* In the SpaceBrat Literature/SpaceBrat series by BruceCoville, Creator/BruceCoville, aliens are hatched from eggs and raised by a computer, although after that they enter school and have a fairly normal childhood. However, the main protagonist Blork got a piece of eggshell caught behind his ear, causing him to cry. The computer, not knowing the cause, simply labelled him a "Brat" (literally; the word was rubber stamped on his forehead), which gave him a bad reputation that impacted his entire life.
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