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19th Nov '17 12:55:30 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Meanwhile, the "changeling" tag served as a JustSoStory to [[AWizardDidIt conveniently explain]] psycho-behavioural and/or physical peculiarities that would nowadays be {{demythtifi|cation}}ed by [[ScienceMarchesOn medical science]]. Before modern medicine and genetics [[DoingInTheWizard did in the wizard]], so to speak, this trope was almost certainly one of the more common backstories used for members of TheFreakshow, as well as a potential rationale for abuse or infanticide.

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Meanwhile, the "changeling" tag served as a JustSoStory to [[AWizardDidIt conveniently explain]] physical and/or psycho-behavioural and/or physical peculiarities that would nowadays be {{demythtifi|cation}}ed by [[ScienceMarchesOn medical science]]. Before modern medicine and genetics [[DoingInTheWizard did in the wizard]], so to speak, this trope was almost certainly one of the more common backstories used for members of TheFreakshow, as well as a potential rationale for abuse or infanticide.
19th Nov '17 12:54:23 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Meanwhile, the "changeling" tag was used as a convenient JustSoStory for psycho-behavioural and/or physical peculiarities that would nowadays be {{demythtifi|cation}}ed by [[ScienceMarchesOn medical science]]. Before modern medicine and genetics [[DoingInTheWizard did in the wizard]], so to speak, this trope was almost certainly one of the more common backstories used for members of TheFreakshow, as well as a potential rationale for abuse or infanticide.

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Meanwhile, the "changeling" tag was used served as a convenient JustSoStory for to [[AWizardDidIt conveniently explain]] psycho-behavioural and/or physical peculiarities that would nowadays be {{demythtifi|cation}}ed by [[ScienceMarchesOn medical science]]. Before modern medicine and genetics [[DoingInTheWizard did in the wizard]], so to speak, this trope was almost certainly one of the more common backstories used for members of TheFreakshow, as well as a potential rationale for abuse or infanticide.
19th Nov '17 12:18:16 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Meanwhile, the "changeling" tag was used as a convenient explanation for physical or behavioral peculiarities that would nowadays be {{demythtifi|cation}}ed by [[ScienceMarchesOn medical science]]. Before modern medicine and genetics [[DoingInTheWizard did in the wizard]], so to speak, this trope was almost certainly one of the more common backstories used for members of TheFreakshow, as well as a potential rationale for abuse or infanticide.

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Meanwhile, the "changeling" tag was used as a convenient explanation JustSoStory for psycho-behavioural and/or physical or behavioral peculiarities that would nowadays be {{demythtifi|cation}}ed by [[ScienceMarchesOn medical science]]. Before modern medicine and genetics [[DoingInTheWizard did in the wizard]], so to speak, this trope was almost certainly one of the more common backstories used for members of TheFreakshow, as well as a potential rationale for abuse or infanticide.
7th Nov '17 5:03:56 PM LavonPapillon1
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* In ''Fanfic/TheCrystalCourt'', Spring has a habit of collecting human babies to play with (usually till they die), and replaces them with fae babes that she felt were unfit for her court like in the case of Amethyst.
6th Oct '17 4:43:46 PM poi99
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* In Katherine Kerr's Deverry series, the Guardians (pretty much the Fair Folk, except there's already another species who are elves) are eventually reincarnated as human children. From the description of their behavior, this is an explanation for autism.

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* In Katherine Kerr's Deverry series, the Guardians (pretty much the Fair Folk, except there's already another species who are elves) are eventually reincarnated as human children. From the description of their behavior, [[NeurodiversityIsSupernatural this is an explanation for autism.]]
22nd Sep '17 1:35:19 PM Pichu-kun
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* Folk musician Alexander James Adams was once known as Heather Alexander. His stage reason for this is that Heather was the changeling left in his place, of late returned to [[TheFairFolk Faerieland]]. This is pretty much in keeping with the themes of most of his songs.

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* Folk musician Alexander James Adams Music/AlexanderJamesAdams was once known as Heather Alexander. His stage reason for this is that Heather was the changeling left in his place, of late returned to [[TheFairFolk Faerieland]]. This is pretty much in keeping with the themes of most of his songs.
1st Sep '17 10:26:16 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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One favorite game of TheFairFolk was to abduct human infants and leave behind a {{doppelganger}} or changeling. The human baby was taken back to the LandOfFaerie to be a soldier or slave. According to most European {{fairy tales}}, baby boys and children with golden hair were in particular danger of being stolen by [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] and possibly replaced by an unwanted child (often a RedHeadedStepchild). Alternatively, the mother might be abducted, seduced, and impregnated by the [[Myth/CelticMythology Tuatha de Danaan]] (or local equivalent), resulting in a ([[EnfantTerrible possibly malevolent]]) [[CreepyChild fairy child]]. We know for a fact that MamasBabyPapasMaybe was [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial [[totally not to blame]] in any of these incidents. Compare AlienAbduction.

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One favorite game of TheFairFolk was to abduct human infants and leave behind a {{doppelganger}} or changeling. The human baby was taken back to the LandOfFaerie to be a soldier or slave. According to most European {{fairy tales}}, baby boys and children with golden hair were in particular danger of being stolen by [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] and possibly replaced by an unwanted child (often a RedHeadedStepchild). Alternatively, the mother might be abducted, seduced, and impregnated by the [[Myth/CelticMythology Tuatha de Danaan]] (or local equivalent), resulting in a ([[EnfantTerrible possibly malevolent]]) [[CreepyChild fairy child]]. We know for a fact that MamasBabyPapasMaybe was [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial [[totally totally not to blame]] in any of these incidents. Compare AlienAbduction.
27th Aug '17 12:23:23 PM WillBGood
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* Children with the hereditary genetic [[http://www.answers.com/topic/williams-syndrome Williams-Beuren syndrome]] are sometimes called "fairy children". They are often smaller than average and show typical facial features: upturned snub nose, full lips, wide mouth, small chin, large eyes set wide apart. Children with blue or green eyes may show a starburst pattern in their iris. They are often mentally retarded but empathic, commonly have strong social skills and great verbal and musical talent.

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* Children with the hereditary genetic [[http://www.answers.com/topic/williams-syndrome Williams-Beuren [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams_syndrome Williams syndrome]] are sometimes called "fairy children". They are often smaller than average and show typical facial features: upturned snub nose, full lips, wide mouth, small chin, large eyes set wide apart. Children with blue or green eyes may show a starburst pattern in their iris. They are often mentally retarded but empathic, commonly have strong social skills and great verbal and musical talent.
20th Aug '17 8:42:27 PM PaulA
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* In the ''[[Creator/MercedesLackey SERRAted Edge]]'' [[TheVerse 'verse]], the fey specifically only do this when the children have AbusiveParents. The reason given is that as nigh-immortals, Elves have a very low birth rate and thus value children very highly.

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* In the ''[[Creator/MercedesLackey SERRAted Edge]]'' Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[=SERRAted Edge=]'' [[TheVerse 'verse]], the fey specifically only do this when the children have AbusiveParents. The reason given is that as nigh-immortals, Elves have a very low birth rate and thus value children very highly.
22nd Jul '17 11:57:14 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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One favorite game of TheFairFolk was to abduct human infants and leave behind a {{doppelganger}} or changeling. The human baby was taken back to the LandOfFaerie to be a soldier or slave. According to most European {{fairy tales}}, baby boys and children with golden hair were in particular danger of being stolen by [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] and possibly replaced by an unwanted child (often a RedHeadedStepchild). Alternatively, the mother might be abducted, seduced, and impregnated by the [[Myth/CelticMythology Tuatha de Danaan]] (or local equivalent), resulting in a ([[EnfantTerrible possibly malevolent]]) [[CreepyChild fairy child]]. We know for a fact that MamasBabyPapasMaybe [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial was totally not to blame in any of these incidents]]. Compare AlienAbduction.

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One favorite game of TheFairFolk was to abduct human infants and leave behind a {{doppelganger}} or changeling. The human baby was taken back to the LandOfFaerie to be a soldier or slave. According to most European {{fairy tales}}, baby boys and children with golden hair were in particular danger of being stolen by [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] and possibly replaced by an unwanted child (often a RedHeadedStepchild). Alternatively, the mother might be abducted, seduced, and impregnated by the [[Myth/CelticMythology Tuatha de Danaan]] (or local equivalent), resulting in a ([[EnfantTerrible possibly malevolent]]) [[CreepyChild fairy child]]. We know for a fact that MamasBabyPapasMaybe was [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial was totally [[totally not to blame blame]] in any of these incidents]].incidents. Compare AlienAbduction.
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