History Main / BabyDollBaby

17th Jan '16 10:03:50 AM nombretomado
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* In ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'':
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27th Nov '15 4:35:07 PM CaptEquinox
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* Diana herself can be said to be one of these in a sense. When Hippolyta prayed for a child, the goddesses told her to create a statue and then brought it to life.
13th May '15 1:45:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the Czech film ''LittleOtik'' (aka ''Greedy Guts''), an infertile couple adopt a wooden stump and treat it as though it were their living child.
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* In the Czech film ''LittleOtik'' ''Film/LittleOtik'' (aka ''Greedy Guts''), an infertile couple adopt a wooden stump and treat it as though it were their living child.
6th Oct '14 1:12:03 PM shamblingdead
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* In the suspense novel ''Mine'', by Creator/RobertRMcCammon , the character, prior to kidnapping a baby, has a few of these. [[spoiler: Which she names for members of Music/TheDoors...and melts on the stove when they won't "behave."]]
17th Jul '14 5:59:03 AM TrustBen
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* Joy from ''{{Psychoville}}'' has a doll called "Freddie" that she is convinced is her real child. She even steals blood from the hospital where she works to give Freddie transfusions.
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* Joy from ''{{Psychoville}}'' ''Series/{{Psychoville}}'' has a doll called "Freddie" that she is convinced is her real child. She even steals blood from the hospital where she works to give Freddie transfusions.
5th Apr '14 9:12:21 PM Aiguille
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* This appears in the book ''ChildrenOfMen'', though it didn't make it into [[Film/ChildrenOfMen the movie]]. It's also much more common--understandable in a world where nobody can have children any more.
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* This appears in the book ''ChildrenOfMen'', ''Literature/ChildrenOfMen'', though it didn't make it into [[Film/ChildrenOfMen the movie]]. It's also much more common--understandable in a world where nobody can have children any more.
13th Mar '14 6:27:57 PM SilverSmiler
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This trope is when a mother, in a delusion, thinks that a doll is her child. It can be caused by guilt due to ParentalAbandonment, trauma or artificial means. But no matter the means, the result is that the mother treats a doll as her child. If the real child is still around, she may treat him as an impostor, for added irony and sadness. The best case scenario is that the mother is so wrapped up that she doesn't even realize that her real child is standing in front of her, and she thinks that the child is a stranger. It can involve TheDollEpisode.
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This trope is when a mother, in a delusion, thinks that a doll is her child. It can be caused by guilt due to ParentalAbandonment, trauma or artificial means. But no matter the means, the result is that the mother treats a doll as her child. If the real child is still around, she may treat him as an impostor, for added irony and sadness.[[TearJerker sadness]]. The best case scenario is that the mother is so wrapped up that she doesn't even realize that her real child is standing in front of her, and she thinks that the child is a stranger. It can involve TheDollEpisode.

There is some TruthInTelevision here, as there are women who purchase lifelike baby dolls and treat them as if they were real babies. Super realistic baby dolls (such as the famous ''Reborn'' line) are seen as sweet by some, spooky by others; they have therapeutic value for women who have miscarried, and elderly women in nursing homes.
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There is some TruthInTelevision here, as there are women who purchase lifelike baby dolls and treat them as if they were real babies. Super realistic baby dolls (such as the famous ''Reborn'' line) are seen as sweet by some, [[UncannyValley spooky by others; others]]; they have therapeutic value for women who have miscarried, and elderly women in nursing homes.
25th Feb '14 11:19:07 AM iowaforever
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* In one version of [[Franchise/WonderWoman Wonder Woman's]] backstory, the Amazons were not allowed to have children, but were permitted to carve little dolls out of wood to stem the loneliness. Some went a little too far, and [[TheHighQueen Hippolyta's]] KnightTemplar bodyguards would kill the "obviously" slipping Amazon.
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* In one version of [[Franchise/WonderWoman Wonder Woman's]] backstory, the Amazons were not allowed to have children, but were permitted to carve little dolls out of wood to stem the loneliness. Some went a little too far, resulting in this trope, and [[TheHighQueen Hippolyta's]] KnightTemplar bodyguards would kill the "obviously" slipping Amazon.
25th Feb '14 11:18:48 AM iowaforever
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[[folder:Comic Books]] *In one version of [[Franchise/WonderWoman Wonder Woman's]] backstory, the Amazons were not allowed to have children, but were permitted to carve little dolls out of wood to stem the loneliness. Some went a little too far, and [[TheHighQueen Hippolyta's]] KnightTemplar bodyguards would kill the "obviously" slipping Amazon. [[/folder]]
6th Jan '14 6:28:51 AM LongLiveHumour
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* In "Overheard in an Asylum", a poem by AlfredKreymborg, a doctor is talking to a child, saying calm, reassuring things. Then it's revealed that the child is a doll provided by the doctor to the mother. * In ''Magic for Marigold,'' by LMMontgomery, a Lesley family heirloom is a life-size wax doll of a baby that some long-deceased family member had made of her own little baby, who died. The mother not only dressed the doll in her baby's clothes, but carried it with her, talked to it, and slept with it as if it were real. Now it's on display in a glass case (it's a very good quality wax dummy) but some family members are plain creeped out by it...
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* In "Overheard in an Asylum", a poem by AlfredKreymborg, Creator/AlfredKreymborg, a doctor is talking to a child, saying calm, reassuring things. Then it's revealed that the child is a doll provided by the doctor to the mother. * In ''Magic for Marigold,'' by LMMontgomery, Creator/LMMontgomery, a Lesley family heirloom is a life-size wax doll of a baby that some long-deceased family member had made of her own little baby, who died. The mother not only dressed the doll in her baby's clothes, but carried it with her, talked to it, and slept with it as if it were real. Now it's on display in a glass case (it's a very good quality wax dummy) but some family members are plain creeped out by it...
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