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25th Jan '16 4:58:10 PM Beacon80
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* Katara is this in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. She's the most caring of the group, often to the point of being naggy. Sokka even says as much to Toph in one episode.
15th Jan '16 3:25:57 PM unoriginality
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*Sugawara Koushi and Sawamura Daichi from {{Haikyuu}}!!. Sugawara acts as the gentle and caring 'mom' of the team and Daichi acts as the 'dad' who getts them into line.
2nd Oct '15 1:00:46 PM CJCroen1393
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[[folder:Western Animation]] * Pearl and Garnet from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Pearl's status as the Crystal Gems' TeamMom is lampshaded quite often and with the absence of his real mother, Steven seems to be happy to see Pearl as his mother, with her acting quite motherly to him in return. Garnet is a RareFemaleExample of the TeamDad trope, being somewhat more stoic but at the same time loving towards Steven and more willing to let him figure things out on his own. * Applejack and Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Applejack's TeamMom status is best displayed in "Dragonshy", wherein she shows saintlike patience with Fluttershy's crippling shyness, while Twilight tends to try and keep everyone in line, making her more of a TeamDad. * Edd and Eddy in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. The former is a NeatFreak who's often seen scolding his friends when they act up (making him the [[TeamMom "mom"]] of the trio), while the latter is a bit more aloof but still makes sure to break up fights between his friends (putting him in the [[TeamDad "dad"]] category). In a way, [[TheDitz Ed]] is essentially their "child". [[/folder]]
27th Sep '15 11:40:09 PM CJCroen1393
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%% The following {{Zero Context Example}}s have been commented out and copied to the Discussion page. Please don't uncomment them or add them back unless you add enough information to show how they fit the trope. %% * Meiko and Kaito in ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' fanon.
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%% The following {{Zero Context Example}}s have been commented out and copied to the Discussion page. Please don't uncomment them or add them back unless you add enough information to show how they fit the trope. %% * Meiko and Kaito in ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' fanon.fanon, presumably due to the fact that of the Crypton Future Media Vocaloids, they're the "oldest" and most mature looking. Kaito is typically seen as the Vocaloids' [[BumblingDad bumbling]] TeamDad while Meiko plays a [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] but [[HairTriggerTemper more aggressive]] [[TeamMom mother figure]].
23rd Sep '15 7:28:05 AM Willbyr
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* Hikitsu and Inami from ''FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' were recognized as the parental figures of the Genbu Celestial Warriors.
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* Hikitsu and Inami from ''FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' were recognized as the parental figures of the Genbu Celestial Warriors.
1st May '15 1:25:36 AM Arivne
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* Joe and Sora from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''. * Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye to their subordinates in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
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%% The following {{Zero Context Example}}s have been commented out and copied to the Discussion page. Please don't uncomment them or add them back unless you add enough information to show how they fit the trope. %% * Joe and Sora from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''. * Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye to their State Alchemist subordinates in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.

* Meiko and Kaito in ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' fanon.
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%% The following {{Zero Context Example}}s have been commented out and copied to the Discussion page. Please don't uncomment them or add them back unless you add enough information to show how they fit the trope. %% * Meiko and Kaito in ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' fanon.
1st May '15 1:14:46 AM Arivne
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* Eric and Donna from ''Series/That70sShow'' were noted in an episode where the gang were dining and ditching a restaurant to be the parents of the group. ** After they broke up there was an episode where they fight over their friends' attention with clear overtones of divorcÚs working out a custody dispute.
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* Eric and Donna from ''Series/That70sShow'' were noted in an episode where the gang were dining and ditching a restaurant to be the parents of the group. ** group. After they broke up there was an episode where they fight over their friends' attention with clear overtones of divorcÚs working out a custody dispute.
30th Apr '15 3:03:44 PM wootzits
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* '''Marshall and Lily''' from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' to the point that they question Ted's new girlfriends to see if they are right for him. In the few times where Marshall and Lily don't fill this role, it's usually taken up by '''Robin and Ted.''' * '''Eric and Donna''' from ''That70sShow'' were noted in an episode where the gang were dining and ditching a restaurant to be the parents of the group.
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[[foldercontrol]] [[folder:Anime & Manga]] * '''Marshall Joe and Lily''' Sora from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''. * Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye to their subordinates in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. * Hikitsu and Inami from ''FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' were recognized as the parental figures of the Genbu Celestial Warriors. * Franky and Robin from ''Manga/OnePiece'' act as the parents of the Straw Hats. * Tamaki from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' constantly refers himself as the club's "[[TeamDad dad]]" and calls Kyoya the "[[TeamMom Mom]]". Their actual roles are the reverse, though. * In ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Fai accurately identifies himself and Kurogane as the "[[TeamMom mommy]]" and "[[TeamDad daddy]]" of the group. [[/folder]] [[folder:Live-Action TV]] * In the season four premiere of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "Deep Down," most of the Fang Gang of Angel Investigations have gone their separate ways, with Angel, Cordelia, Lorne, and Wesley all enmeshed in some situation that keeps them from seeing the group. Subtracting these characters from the group left us with Gunn, Fred, and Connor: i.e., a romantically involved adult couple and a teenage boy. Gunn and Fred were clearly growing into the role of acting as Connor's parents, worrying about his tendencies toward destructive rebellion in the way that his own parents might worry about it. * On some episodes of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard and Penny assume the role of parents to Sheldon, especially Penny. Not so much with Howard and Rajesh, since they don't live in the apartment complex. * An interesting example: On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when Buffy was dead, Willow and Tara became sorta the [[TeamMom surrogate mothers]] while Xander and Spike became somewhat of the [[TeamDad substitute fathers]] for Dawn. Buffybot became the public face of Buffy for Dawn at school before [[MakesSenseInContext Buffy was brought back from the dead.]] * Piper and Leo from ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' started to fulfill these roles after they got married and Prue died. * In ''Series/{{Community}}'', Jeff and Britta serve as the mom and dad of the study group in several situations. Repeatedly {{Lampshaded}}, [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], and PlayedForLaughs in the show's typical BetterThanABareBulb fashion. * In ''Series/DoctorWho'': ** The Doctor and (when she's around) River Song are like this, especially with Amy and Rory. Winds up being a bit ironic, since [[spoiler:Amy and Rory are River's parents]]. ** Played for similar irony in the very first series, where Ian and Barbara are the "parents" of both Susan (and later Vicki) and the Doctor, even though he's by far the oldest and Susan's grandfather. ** Played more straight with the Doctor and Romana to Adric (child) and K-9 (pet) in season 18. * Ross and Monica, though brother and sister, act as the grownups on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' in earlier seasons. Later, Ross becomes [[{{Flanderization}} more childlike,]] while [[{{DeadpanSnarker}} Chandler]] [[{{CharacterDevelopment}} matures]] and marries Monica so they become the adults of the group. * Marshall and Lily from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' to the point that they question Ted's new girlfriends to see if they are right for him. In the few times where Marshall and Lily don't fill this role, it's usually taken up by '''Robin Robin and Ted.''' Ted. * '''Eric Nate and Donna''' Sophie on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' act as the TeamDad and TeamMom respectively, with Eliot as the older brother, and Hardison and Parker as the younger siblings. * John Sheppard and Elizabeth Weir on ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' are this to the entire expedition, especially the command team. * Eric and Donna from ''That70sShow'' ''Series/That70sShow'' were noted in an episode where the gang were dining and ditching a restaurant to be the parents of the group.

* '''Franky and Robin''' from ''Manga/OnePiece'' act as the parents of the Straw Hats * '''Joe and Sora''' from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' * '''Hikitsu and Inami''' from ''FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' were recognized as the parental figures of the Genbu Celestial Warriors. * '''Piper and Leo''' from ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' started to fulfill these roles after they got married and Prue died. * '''Ross and Monica''', though brother and sister, act as the grownups on ''{{Friends}}'' in earlier seasons. Later, Ross becomes [[{{Flanderization}} more childlike,]] while '''[[{{DeadpanSnarker}} Chandler]]''' [[{{CharacterDevelopment}} matures]] and marries Monica so they become the adults of the group. * In ''Series/{{Community}}'', '''Jeff and Britta''' serve as the mom and dad of the study group in several situations. Repeatedly {{Lampshaded}}, [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], and PlayedForLaughs in the show's typical BetterThanABareBulb fashion. * In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', '''Fai''' accurately identifies himself and '''Kurogane''' as the "[[TeamMom mommy]]" and "[[TeamDad daddy]]" of the group. * '''John Sheppard and Elizabeth Weir''' on ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' are this to the entire expedition, especially the command team. * '''Tamaki''' from OuranHighSchoolHostClub constantly refers himself as the club's "[[TeamDad dad]]" and calls '''Kyoya''' the "[[TeamMom Mom]]". Their actual roles are the reverse, though. * An interesting example: On ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' when Buffy was dead, '''Willow and Tara''' became sorta the [[TeamMom surrogate mothers]] while '''Xander and Spike''' became somewhat of the [[TeamDad substitute fathers]] for Dawn. Buffybot became the public face of Buffy for Dawn at school before [[MakesSenseInContext Buffy was brought back from the dead.]] * On some episodes of ''TheBigBangTheory'', '''Leonard and Penny''' assume the role of parents to Sheldon, especially Penny. Not so much with Howard and Rajesh, since they don't live in the apartment complex. * '''Senator Lance and Valerie Prevert''' on YouCantDoThatOnTelevision, they appear to be ALL the child cast members' parents. * In ''Series/DoctorWho'': ** '''The Doctor and''' (when she's around) '''River Song''' are like this, especially with Amy and Rory. Winds up being a bit ironic, since [[spoiler:Amy and Rory are River's parents]]. ** Played for similar irony in the very first series, where '''Ian''' and '''Barbara''' are the "parents" of both Susan (and later Vicki) and the Doctor, even though he's by far the oldest and Susan's grandfather. ** Played more straight with '''the Doctor''' and '''Romana''' to Adric (child) and K-9 (pet) in Season 18. * In the Season Four premiere of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "Deep Down," most of the Fang Gang of Angel Investigations have gone their separate ways, with Angel, Cordelia, Lorne, and Wesley all enmeshed in some situation that keeps them from seeing the group. Subtracting these characters from the group left us with '''Gunn, Fred''', and Connor: i.e., a romantically involved adult couple and a teenage boy. Gunn and Fred were clearly growing into the role of acting as Connor's parents, worrying about his tendencies toward destructive rebellion in the way that his own parents might worry about it. * '''Nate and Sophie''' on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' act as the TeamDad and TeamMom respectively, with Eliot as the older brother, and Hardison and Parker as the younger siblings. * '''Carlisle and Esme Cullen''' of Literature/{{Twilight}} are the adoptive parents of Edward, Emmett and Alice Cullen, as well as Rosalie and Jasper Hale despite the fact that everyone except Carlisle is about the same age. * '''Meiko and Kaito''' in Music/{{Vocaloid}} fanon. * '''Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye''' to their subordinates in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
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* '''Franky and Robin''' from ''Manga/OnePiece'' act as the parents of the Straw Hats * '''Joe and Sora''' from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' * '''Hikitsu and Inami''' from ''FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' were recognized as the parental figures of the Genbu Celestial Warriors. * '''Piper and Leo''' from ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' started to fulfill these roles after they got married and Prue died. * '''Ross and Monica''', though brother and sister, act as the grownups on ''{{Friends}}'' in earlier seasons. Later, Ross becomes [[{{Flanderization}} more childlike,]] while '''[[{{DeadpanSnarker}} Chandler]]''' [[{{CharacterDevelopment}} matures]] and marries Monica so they become the adults of the group. * In ''Series/{{Community}}'', '''Jeff and Britta''' serve as the mom and dad of the study group in several situations. Repeatedly {{Lampshaded}}, [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], and PlayedForLaughs in the show's typical BetterThanABareBulb fashion. * In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', '''Fai''' accurately identifies himself and '''Kurogane''' as the "[[TeamMom mommy]]" and "[[TeamDad daddy]]" of the group. * '''John Sheppard and Elizabeth Weir''' on ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' are this to the entire expedition, especially the command team. * '''Tamaki''' from OuranHighSchoolHostClub constantly refers himself as the club's "[[TeamDad dad]]" and calls '''Kyoya''' the "[[TeamMom Mom]]". Their actual roles are the reverse, though. * An interesting example: On ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' when Buffy was dead, '''Willow and Tara''' became sorta the [[TeamMom surrogate mothers]] while '''Xander and Spike''' became somewhat of the [[TeamDad substitute fathers]] for Dawn. Buffybot became the public face of Buffy for Dawn at school before [[MakesSenseInContext Buffy was brought back from the dead.]] * On some episodes of ''TheBigBangTheory'', '''Leonard and Penny''' assume the role of parents to Sheldon, especially Penny. Not so much with Howard and Rajesh, since they don't live in the apartment complex. * '''Senator Senator Lance and Valerie Prevert''' Prevert on YouCantDoThatOnTelevision, ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', they appear to be ALL the child cast members' parents. [[/folder]] [[folder:Literature]] * In ''Series/DoctorWho'': ** '''The Doctor and''' (when she's around) '''River Song''' are like this, especially with Amy and Rory. Winds up being a bit ironic, since [[spoiler:Amy and Rory are River's parents]]. ** Played for similar irony in the very first series, where '''Ian''' and '''Barbara''' are the "parents" of both Susan (and later Vicki) and the Doctor, even though he's by far the oldest and Susan's grandfather. ** Played more straight with '''the Doctor''' and '''Romana''' to Adric (child) and K-9 (pet) in Season 18. * In the Season Four premiere of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "Deep Down," most of the Fang Gang of Angel Investigations have gone their separate ways, with Angel, Cordelia, Lorne, and Wesley all enmeshed in some situation that keeps them from seeing the group. Subtracting these characters from the group left us with '''Gunn, Fred''', and Connor: i.e., a romantically involved adult couple and a teenage boy. Gunn and Fred were clearly growing into the role of acting as Connor's parents, worrying about his tendencies toward destructive rebellion in the way that his own parents might worry about it. * '''Nate and Sophie''' on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' act as the TeamDad and TeamMom respectively, with Eliot as the older brother, and Hardison and Parker as the younger siblings. * '''Carlisle Carlisle and Esme Cullen''' Cullen of Literature/{{Twilight}} ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' are the adoptive parents of Edward, Emmett and Alice Cullen, as well as Rosalie and Jasper Hale despite the fact that everyone except Carlisle is about the same age. [[/folder]] [[folder:Music]] * '''Meiko Meiko and Kaito''' Kaito in Music/{{Vocaloid}} ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' fanon. * '''Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye''' to their subordinates in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.[[/folder]] ----
25th Dec '14 2:24:25 PM pinkdalek
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** Played more straight with '''the Doctor''' and '''Romana''' to Adric and K-9 in Season 18.
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** Played more straight with '''the Doctor''' and '''Romana''' to Adric (child) and K-9 (pet) in Season 18.
20th Oct '14 5:20:08 PM CJCroen1393
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* '''Meiko and Kaito''' in Music/{{Vocaloid}} fanon.
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* '''Meiko and Kaito''' in Music/{{Vocaloid}} fanon.fanon. * '''Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye''' to their subordinates in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
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