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11th Jan '18 4:45:54 PM MarcusSLazarus
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** This trope was used earlier and more explicitly in the spin-off series ''Series/Angel'', with Angel referring to Cordelia Chase as 'family' half-way through the first season; Cordelia was left behind by her own family after they were accused of tax evasion, Wesley was estranged from his parents for his failure as a Watcher, Gunn was an orphan living on the streets who had to kill his sister when she was turned into a vampire, Lorne was never close to his family in his original dimension, and Connor's problems are too numerous to list.
*** Fred had a fairly normal home life before spending five years in another dimension, but she still bonded with the team.
4th Jan '18 5:33:32 AM H2SO4
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': A major theme in the series is that true family are those who are with you call the way. Brothers Mako and Bolin and disgraced heiress Asami Sato have had tragic family histories that have led them to find strength in a new family with the Avatar. Mako and Bolin witnessed their parents' murder at a very young age, Asami cut ties with her father because he was affiliated with a terrorist. Later on, Mako and Bolin find the rest of their extended family who have welcomed them, and [[spoiler:Asami reconciles with her biological father before he is killed]], but Team Avatar will always remain their true family. Even Korra, who presently has a good relationship with her biological family, has nonetheless settled on her teammates being her primary family.
2nd Dec '17 3:11:48 PM moviepyr0
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--> '''Drax''': No, we're family. That means [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind nobody gets left behind]].

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--> '''Drax''': No, we're family. That means [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind nobody gets left We leave no one behind]].
24th Nov '17 2:29:14 PM Masterweaver
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* This is a constant theme of ''FanFic/TheRWBYLoops'', to the point where the celebratory hundred-chapter badge has the words "Te Potest Elige Cognatione Tua" on it--latin for "You Can Choose Your Family." Granted, it's rare that the loopers of Remnant abandon their baseline family--it's just that they incredibly commonly [[https://i.imgur.com/t8u72Or.png adopt new family members]].
12th Nov '17 10:37:54 PM Al08
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* Due to her mom's drug addiction, Lindsay on ''Series/ChicagoPD'' was taken in by the Voights at age 15. Even now, as an adult, Lindsay considers Voight her surrogate dad, turning to him constantly. For this reason, Lindsay was understandably upset when the mother she hadn't spoken to in years told her that Voight is not her family. She responded by going to Voight later and telling him that she definitely thinks of him as her family.

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* Due to her mom's drug addiction, Lindsay on ''Series/ChicagoPD'' was taken in by the Voights at age 15. Even now, as an adult, Lindsay considers Voight her surrogate dad, turning to him constantly. For this reason, Lindsay was understandably upset when the mother she hadn't spoken to in years told insists to her that Voight is not her family. She family and tries to reinsert herself back into her life. Lindsay responded by going to Voight later and telling him that she definitely thinks of him as her family.
8th Nov '17 8:30:28 PM JMQwilleran
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* Four out of the five main characters in ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' are orphans, and the one who has parents is a runaway with a rocky familial relationship due to them [[FinancialAbuse abusing his photographic memory for financial gain]]. When they form into a group they quickly become like family to each other.

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* Four out of the five main characters in ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' are orphans, and the one who has parents is a runaway with a rocky familial relationship due to them [[FinancialAbuse abusing his photographic memory for financial gain]]. When they form into a group they quickly become like family to each other. Also, Mr. Benedict asks Constance if she would be willing to adopt him as her father. She tells him that she'll have to consider it, but is inclined to accept. She eventually does and gains two sisters in the process - it turns out that Mr. Benedict also adopted Rhonda Kazembie and Number Two, who by the time of the series are adults, though they too feel as if they adopted him.
2nd Nov '17 12:56:36 PM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'', [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Gordon]] misses [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} her sister]] left back in the city tyrannically ruled by ComicBook/LexLuthor's. Natasha Irons tells she understands but the biker gang is now her family.
-->'''Natasha Irons:''' I know that feeling. The loved one you can't shake. It's hard. But you gotta remember... You got new family now. Them you left behind are just cogs in Luthor's machine. Rule number one at the Garage: We ride for our sisters.



* In the Pre-''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' universe, Comicbook/LanaLang took care of the young Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} as she was going through a very tough time. Later Kara would tell Lana became family to her. In the ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' continuity, Lana states Franchise/{{Superman}} is her family in spirit although they aren't blood relatives.

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* In the Pre-''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' Pre-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' universe, Comicbook/LanaLang ComicBook/LanaLang took care of the young Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} as she was going through a very tough time.time [[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 in her own book]]. Later Kara would tell Lana became family to her. In the ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' continuity, Lana states Franchise/{{Superman}} is her family in spirit although they aren't blood relatives.
29th Oct '17 7:20:29 PM thewaever
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* Originating in the ballroom culture in New York during the 80s, LGBT people organized themselves into families called "Houses," as in "House of Aviance."
29th Oct '17 7:14:23 PM thewaever
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* In addition to ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' above, "Momma Ru" Creator/{{RuPaul}} is a vocal advocate for what he calls "finding your tribe." This often becomes a topic of conversation in the interviews [=RuPaul=] conducts.
1st Oct '17 10:26:34 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* The Hawaiian term for this is ''[='=]ohana''. Just ask anyone who has seen the Creator/{{Disney}} film ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', with its "family" composed of two sisters, a reformed all-destroying monster (plus, in [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries the later]] [[Anime/{{Stitch}} TV series]], his over six hundred twenty "cousins"), the (mostly) reformed creator of said monster(s), and an incompetent bureaucrat.

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* The Hawaiian term for this is ''[='=]ohana''. Just ask anyone who has seen the Creator/{{Disney}} film ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', with its "family" composed of two sisters, a reformed all-destroying monster (plus, in [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch the franchise's]] [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries the later]] [[Anime/{{Stitch}} TV TV]] [[Animation/StitchAndAi series]], his over six hundred twenty "cousins"), the (mostly) reformed creator of said monster(s), and an incompetent bureaucrat.
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