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30th May '17 2:31:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* Kristoff and his reindeer sibling Sven from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' were adopted by a group of trolls when they were children. In their case, they were presumed orphans and their adopted family took good care of them.

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* Kristoff and his reindeer sibling Sven from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' were adopted by a group of trolls when they were children. In their case, they were presumed orphans and their adopted family took good care of them. Kristoff happens to fit the blond cliche, however there's no proof he was ever replaced with another kid.
30th May '17 2:18:34 PM Pichu-kun
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* Kristoff and his reindeer sibling Sven from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' were adopted by a group of trolls when they were children. In their case, they were presumed orphans and their adopted family took good care of them.



* Heather Dale's ''Changeling Child'' is about this.

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* Heather Dale's Music/HeatherDale's ''Changeling Child'' is about this.this. An infertile woman asked the queen of the fairies for a child of her own however, being LiteralMinded, the fairies gave her a son [[NotAllowedToGrowUp who wouldn't grow]].
30th May '17 12:56:12 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Meanwhile, the "changeling" tag was used as a convenient explanation for physical or behavioral peculiarities that would [[ScienceMarchesOn nowadays be explained by medical science]]. Before genetic science became established, it 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 for physical or behavioral peculiarities that would nowadays be {{demythtifi|cation}}ed by [[ScienceMarchesOn nowadays be explained by medical science]]. Before genetic science became established, it 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.
30th May '17 12:51:54 PM 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}}, boy babies and children with golden hair were in particular danger of being stolen by [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] and possibly replaced by an [[RedHeadedStepchild unwanted child]]. 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}}, boy babies baby boys and children with golden hair were in particular danger of being stolen by [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] and possibly replaced by an [[RedHeadedStepchild unwanted child]].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.]] incidents]]. Compare AlienAbduction.
20th Feb '17 10:25:05 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}}, boy babies and children with golden hair were in particular danger of being stolen by [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] and possibly replaced by an [[RedHeadedStepchild unwanted child]]. 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 {{adultery}} [[SarcasmMode 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}}, boy babies and children with golden hair were in particular danger of being stolen by [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] and possibly replaced by an [[RedHeadedStepchild unwanted child]]. 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 {{adultery}} [[SarcasmMode MamasBabyPapasMaybe [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial was totally not to blame in any of these incidents.]] Compare AlienAbduction.
19th Feb '17 4:03:12 AM Dravencour
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Meanwhile, the "changeling" tag was used as a convenient explanation for physical or behavioral peculiarities that would [[ScienceMarchesOn nowadays be explained by medical science]]. Before genetic science became established, it was almost certainly one of the more common backstories used for members of TheFreakshow, as well as a potential rationale for infanticide.

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Meanwhile, the "changeling" tag was used as a convenient explanation for physical or behavioral peculiarities that would [[ScienceMarchesOn nowadays be explained by medical science]]. Before genetic science became established, it was almost certainly one of the more common backstories used for members of TheFreakshow, as well as a potential rationale for abuse or infanticide.
14th Feb '17 12:15:02 PM Jhimmibhob
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* One in John Crowley's ''Little, Big''. After a while, it starts to disintegrate.

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* One in John Crowley's ''Little, Big''.''[[Literature/LittleBig Little, Big]]''. After a while, it starts to disintegrate.
9th Feb '17 8:50:26 AM roxana
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* In ''The Door in the Hedge'' by Creator/Robin[=McKinley=] the Faerie folk regularly steal male infants and young girls from the inhabitants of the 'Last Mortal Kingdom'. They assume that the mortals won't mind so much since they can have more children - eventually they learn better.

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* In ''The Door in the Hedge'' by Creator/Robin[=McKinley=] Creator/RobinMcKinley the Faerie folk regularly steal male infants and young girls from the inhabitants of the 'Last Mortal Kingdom'. They assume that the mortals won't mind so much since they can have more children - eventually they learn better.
9th Feb '17 8:48:06 AM roxana
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* In ''The Door in the Hedge'' by Creator/Robin[=McKinley=] the Faerie folk regularly steal male infants and young girls from the inhabitants of the 'Last Mortal Kingdom'. They assume that the mortals won't mind so much since they can have more children - eventually they learn better.
20th Jan '17 9:44:54 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Meanwhile, the "changeling" tag was used as a convenient explanation for people who were AmbiguouslyHuman, possessing slight facial deformities or mental retardation. Before genetic science became established, it was almost certainly one of the more common backstories used for circus freaks, as well as a potential rationale for infanticide.

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Meanwhile, the "changeling" tag was used as a convenient explanation for people who were AmbiguouslyHuman, possessing slight facial deformities physical or mental retardation. behavioral peculiarities that would [[ScienceMarchesOn nowadays be explained by medical science]]. Before genetic science became established, it was almost certainly one of the more common backstories used for circus freaks, members of TheFreakshow, as well as a potential rationale for infanticide.
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