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25th Jun '16 11:39:57 AM DarthWalrus
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** As it turns out, this is ''also'' part of Shifu's backstory, left abandoned there by his father, a thief, where he was taken in by oogway.
27th May '16 8:27:02 AM Willbyr
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* Kaito Doumoto in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' has his first HeroicBSOD upon discovering a note from his parents explaining that they found him like this and took him in.

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* Kaito Doumoto in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' has his first HeroicBSOD upon discovering a note from his parents explaining that they found him like this and took him in.



* In the ''{{Cyborg 009}}'' 2001 series, a Catholic priest found a dying single mother and her healthy baby boy in the doorsteps of his church. He took the baby in, and he grew up to become Joe Shimamura aka 009.

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* In the ''{{Cyborg ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' 2001 series, a Catholic priest found a dying single mother and her healthy baby boy in the doorsteps of his church. He took the baby in, and he grew up to become Joe Shimamura aka 009.



* Carlos Santana from ''CaptainTsubasa''. As a little baby, his teenaged single mother left him in a soccer field, and the caretakers of said sport place took him in. [[BreakTheCutie When his adoptive parents died, much misfortune followed.]] [[spoiler: In a subversion, he finds his genuinely remorseful mother when he's an adult, and they get reconciled. EarnYourHappyEnding, indeed.]]
* Flute, from ''ViolinistOfHameln'', was left in some villager's doorstep on a snowy day [[spoiler: by, supposedly, a dying soldier of her country, Sforzando]]. Subverted in that the house's owner refused to open the door, and the villagers who passed by the screaming baby in a basket purposefully averted their eyes; it was the Elder of Staccato who finally picked her up and took her home.

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* Carlos Santana from ''CaptainTsubasa''.''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. As a little baby, his teenaged single mother left him in a soccer field, and the caretakers of said sport place took him in. [[BreakTheCutie When his adoptive parents died, much misfortune followed.]] [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In a subversion, he finds his genuinely remorseful mother when he's an adult, and they get reconciled. EarnYourHappyEnding, indeed.]]
* Flute, from ''ViolinistOfHameln'', ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'', was left in some villager's doorstep on a snowy day [[spoiler: by, supposedly, a dying soldier of her country, Sforzando]]. Subverted in that the house's owner refused to open the door, and the villagers who passed by the screaming baby in a basket purposefully averted their eyes; it was the Elder of Staccato who finally picked her up and took her home.
3rd May '16 8:35:30 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Lead-in to MosesInTheBullrushes and MuggleFosterParents.

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Lead-in to MosesInTheBullrushes MosesInTheBulrushes and MuggleFosterParents.



* {{Superman}} is arguably an instance of this trope. Of course, in this case, the doorstep is Kansas, and the note's either missing or undecipherable. In some versions it's more the [[MosesInTheBullrushes Moses]] thing, with Kal-El being shot "to wherever", but, in most versions, Kal-El was deliberately and specifically sent to Earth, which makes it a deliberate placing, just with an added multimillion light year shot-put effect in between (rather than laid on the doorstep, he was chucked there). There is even at least one incarnation where Jor-El sends Kal-El specifically to Kansas.

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* {{Superman}} is arguably an instance of this trope. Of course, in this case, the doorstep is Kansas, and the note's either missing or undecipherable. In some versions it's more the [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes Moses]] thing, with Kal-El being shot "to wherever", but, in most versions, Kal-El was deliberately and specifically sent to Earth, which makes it a deliberate placing, just with an added multimillion light year shot-put effect in between (rather than laid on the doorstep, he was chucked there). There is even at least one incarnation where Jor-El sends Kal-El specifically to Kansas.



** Tai Lung is left on the doorstep of the Jade Palace in perfectly beautiful weather, and we never see or are told who the parents were or why they abandoned him. And far from growing up to [[MosesInTheBullrushes discover his secret special heritage]] or [[MuggleFosterParents be raised by someone who does not understand his uniqueness]], the snow leopard finds his glory and power right there in training to be a kung fu warrior, something his adoptive father Shifu embraces wholeheartedly (and apparently [[ArrogantKungFuGuy a bit too well]]) when he discovers the cub's aptitude for it.

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** Tai Lung is left on the doorstep of the Jade Palace in perfectly beautiful weather, and we never see or are told who the parents were or why they abandoned him. And far from growing up to [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes discover his secret special heritage]] or [[MuggleFosterParents be raised by someone who does not understand his uniqueness]], the snow leopard finds his glory and power right there in training to be a kung fu warrior, something his adoptive father Shifu embraces wholeheartedly (and apparently [[ArrogantKungFuGuy a bit too well]]) when he discovers the cub's aptitude for it.



* Oswald Cobblepot -- alias The Penguin -- in the movie ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Not so much left on the doorstep as [[MosesInTheBullrushes Mosed]] to be [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Penguins.]]

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* Oswald Cobblepot -- alias The Penguin -- in the movie ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Not so much left on the doorstep as [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes Mosed]] to be [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Penguins.]]
26th Apr '16 9:35:36 PM Pamina
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* Played with in ''Film/{{Annie|2014}}''. Annie was actually 4 years old when she was left at an Italian restaurant with her locket and a note written on the receipt by her real parents.

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* Played with in ''Film/{{Annie|2014}}''. Annie was actually 4 years old when she was left at an Italian restaurant with her locket and a note written on the receipt by her real parents. Played straighter in the original stage and earlier screen versions, where she was left at the orphanage as a baby (see {{Theatre}} below).
16th Apr '16 8:41:10 PM nombretomado
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* The ''FatherTed'' ChristmasSpecial begins with the priests finding a baby on their doorstep. As they prepare to take it in, the mother appears to announce she's made a mistake and takes the baby back. Ted muses about how [[LampshadeHanging they would have gotten into all kinds of hilarious situations]] while trying to take care of the baby. Dougal points out that it actually wouldn't have been all that funny, and Ted concurs.

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* The ''FatherTed'' ''Series/FatherTed'' ChristmasSpecial begins with the priests finding a baby on their doorstep. As they prepare to take it in, the mother appears to announce she's made a mistake and takes the baby back. Ted muses about how [[LampshadeHanging they would have gotten into all kinds of hilarious situations]] while trying to take care of the baby. Dougal points out that it actually wouldn't have been all that funny, and Ted concurs.



* Discussed in the first episode ''RaisingHope''. When Jimmy first brings Hope home, Jimmy's mother tries to convince him to leave Hope down at the fire station, because she doesn't think Jimmy is in any way capable of raising a child. Jimmy eventually decides to keep Hope.

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* Discussed in the first episode ''RaisingHope''.of ''Series/RaisingHope''. When Jimmy first brings Hope home, Jimmy's mother tries to convince him to leave Hope down at the fire station, because she doesn't think Jimmy is in any way capable of raising a child. Jimmy eventually decides to keep Hope.
8th Apr '16 11:22:48 AM nighttrainfm
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* Variation: in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Tai Lung is left on the doorstep of the Jade Palace in perfectly beautiful weather, and we never see or are told who the mother was or why she abandoned him. And far from growing up to [[MosesInTheBullrushes discover his secret special heritage]] or [[MuggleFosterParents be raised by someone who does not understand his uniqueness]], the snow leopard finds his glory and power right there in training to be a kung fu warrior, something his adoptive father Shifu embraces wholeheartedly (and apparently a bit too well) when he discovers the cub's aptitude for it.

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* Variation: in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' loves this trope:
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Tai Lung is left on the doorstep of the Jade Palace in perfectly beautiful weather, and we never see or are told who the mother was parents were or why she they abandoned him. And far from growing up to [[MosesInTheBullrushes discover his secret special heritage]] or [[MuggleFosterParents be raised by someone who does not understand his uniqueness]], the snow leopard finds his glory and power right there in training to be a kung fu warrior, something his adoptive father Shifu embraces wholeheartedly (and apparently [[ArrogantKungFuGuy a bit too well) well]]) when he discovers the cub's aptitude for it.



** This is also part of Master Tigress's backstory as revealed in the short ''Secrets of the Furious Five'', being left at an orphanage until she was eventually adopted by Shifu. ''Kung Fu Panda'' apparently loves this trope.

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** This is also part of Master Tigress's backstory backstory, as revealed in the short ''Secrets of the Furious Five'', being left at an orphanage until she was eventually adopted by Shifu. ''Kung Fu Panda'' apparently loves this trope.
2nd Mar '16 8:06:33 PM PaulA
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* The title character of Josephine Tey's novel ''Brat Farrar'' was abandoned on the doorstep of an orphanage; as an adult, he is passed off as a child who had vanished at age 10, leaving an ambiguous note.

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* The title character of Josephine Tey's novel ''Brat Farrar'' ''Literature/BratFarrar'' was abandoned on the doorstep of an orphanage; as an adult, he is passed off as a child who had vanished at age 10, leaving an ambiguous note.
9th Feb '16 4:27:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* This is Shining Armor's origin in ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' according to Twilight's song. He wasn't a newborn though, in fact he seems older than Twilight.

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* This is Shining Armor's Francis' origin in ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' according to one of Twilight's song.songs. He wasn't a newborn though, in fact he seems older than Twilight.
4th Jan '16 12:47:26 AM shawnvw
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* ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby'' (both the original French movie and American remake) starts with the baby being left on their doorstep.

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* ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby'' (both the original French movie and American remake) starts with the baby being left on their doorstep. (One of the three is the baby's father.)
1st Jan '16 6:22:29 AM VinceM
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* This trope shows up in a lot of LooneyTunes - the attached note often says things like "Please take care of my Little Schnookums. Signed, Big Schnookums".
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