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22nd May '17 6:03:13 PM MianPi
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* One of the major themes of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', with Peter Quill finding strength in his "family," the [[TrueCompanions Guardians]] especially his [[ParentalSubsitute adoptive father]] Yondu, to defeat his biological father, Ego. Explicitly stated by Drax:

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* One of the major themes of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', with Peter Quill finding strength in his "family," the [[TrueCompanions Guardians]] especially his [[ParentalSubsitute [[ParentalSubstitute adoptive father]] Yondu, to defeat his biological father, Ego. Explicitly stated by Drax:
22nd May '17 6:02:50 PM MianPi
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* One of the major themes of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', with Peter Quill finding strength in his "family," the [[TrueCompanions Guardians]] especially his [[ParentialSubsitute adoptive father]] Yondu, to defeat his biological father, Ego. Explicitly stated by Drax:

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* One of the major themes of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', with Peter Quill finding strength in his "family," the [[TrueCompanions Guardians]] especially his [[ParentialSubsitute [[ParentalSubsitute adoptive father]] Yondu, to defeat his biological father, Ego. Explicitly stated by Drax:



--> '''Drax''': No, we're family. That means NobodyGetsLeftBehind.

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--> '''Drax''': No, we're family. That means NobodyGetsLeftBehind.[[NoOneGetsLeftBehind nobody gets left behind]].
22nd May '17 6:01:52 PM MianPi
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* One of the major themes of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', with Peter Quill finding strength in his "family," the [[TrueCompanions Guardians]] especially his [[ParentialSubsitute adoptive father]] Yondu, to defeat his biological father, Ego. Explicitly stated by Drax:
--> '''Nebula''': You are not friends. All you do is yell at each other.
--> '''Drax''': No, we're family. That means NobodyGetsLeftBehind.
12th May '17 10:07:57 AM KaputExaltation
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As in RealLife, this is most common when something has happened to these characters to isolate them from blood relatives--perhaps they were thrown out of their home for being gay, or maybe they have a supernatural secret they can’t share with their parents. They might have survived all their family members or they could just have a bad home life in general. To fill the vacant roles in their lives, some characters build their own families with people they choose to care about.

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As in RealLife, this is most common when something has happened to these characters to isolate them from blood relatives--perhaps they were thrown out of their home for being gay, or maybe [[DoomedHometown have no family to return to]]. Maybe they have a supernatural secret they can’t share with their parents. closest friends. They might have survived all their family members or they could just have a bad home life in general.general and decided to leave. To fill the vacant roles in their lives, some characters build their own families with people they choose to care about.



* The term Family of Choice (or “Chosen Family”) is well-known in the gay and lesbian community. A 2010 study by Met Life and the American Society on Aging found 64% of LGBT baby-boomers said they had a chosen family, with the term being defined as "a group of people to whom you are emotionally close and consider 'family' even though you are not biologically or legally related."
11th May '17 4:54:02 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', the Avengers are most definitely this, being a close-knit, if dysfunctional, bunch of outsiders, oddities, and orphans who would all die for each other. Even after years together, however, they aren't without their issues: Clint's still a tiny bit twitchy around Loki, at times, and they do have arguments, sometimes quite serious ones. Those arguments, however, are usually resolved fairly quickly and help bind them tighter.
** The Marauders, and the Order of the Phoenix as a whole, were this, with Fury describing Lily Potter as closest thing he ever had to a sister.
** Sif and the Warriors Three also qualify, with Sif being the faintly exasperated TeamMom to the often ridiculous Warriors Three, who often bicker and squabble over inconsequential things. However, one of the very, very few times they are completely serious is when Sif is upset, and they are all clearly devoted to each other.
** Harry seems to gathering one around him, in the form of his TrueCompanions.
10th May '17 10:05:33 PM LadyNorbert
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* The Hawaiian term for this is ''[='=]ohana'', as 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 knows:

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* The Hawaiian term for this is ''[='=]ohana'', as ''[='=]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) monster(s), and an incompetent bureaucrat knows:bureaucrat.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'', neither Tim nor the Boss Baby really like each other at first and are only "family" because the Boss Baby was adopted by Tim's parents, apparently a direct manipulation so that the Boss Baby could investigate Puppy Co., which Tim's parents both work for. In the end, [[spoiler:Tim is miserable at the Boss Baby, who'd he'd grown to appreciate, being gone, and the Boss Baby is moved by Tim's letter and decides to give up his cushy corporate boss life and become a real baby who becomes a part of Tim's family.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'', neither Tim nor the Boss Baby really like each other at first and are only "family" because the Boss Baby was adopted by Tim's parents, apparently a direct manipulation so that the Boss Baby could investigate Puppy Co., for which Tim's parents both work for. work. In the end, [[spoiler:Tim is miserable at the Boss Baby, who'd he'd grown to appreciate, being gone, and the Boss Baby is moved by Tim's letter and decides to give up his cushy corporate boss life and become a real baby who becomes a and part of Tim's family.]]



* On ''Series/FullHouse'', three girls are raised by their father, their maternal uncle Jesse and their father's best friend Joey. The three men (and later, Jesse's wife and kids) all live in the house together. At first, it was practical, to help raise the girls, but the arrangement continued long after the girls had grown beyond needing that level of care because the bonds of family were so strong.

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* On ''Series/FullHouse'', three girls are raised by their father, their maternal uncle Jesse Jesse, and their father's best friend Joey. The three men (and later, Jesse's wife and kids) all live in the house together. At first, it was practical, to help raise the girls, but the arrangement continued long after the girls had grown beyond needing that level of care because the bonds of family were so strong.



** One possible explanation is that he regards her as effectively being his daughter in law due to her relationship with Zak, and a belief that they would have married had Zak not died.

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** One possible explanation is that he regards her as effectively being his daughter in law daughter-in-law due to her relationship with Zak, and a belief that they would have married had Zak not died.



** Giles was the closest thing any of the three main Scoobies had to a father as teenagers, although this doesn't really become clear until later seasons, when we see just how distant all of their fathers are.

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** Giles was the closest thing any of the three main Scoobies had to a father as teenagers, although teenagers; this doesn't really become clear until later seasons, when we see just how distant all of their fathers are.



* A central theme of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' with Sophia acting as a surrogate mother to Blanche and Rose (despite Estelle Getty being the youngest of the four cast members). Explored in a number of episodes, including a season 7 episode when Rose is taken ill (after the ladies crash a class reunion and take the place of several no-shows):

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* A This is a central theme of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' ''Series/TheGoldenGirls,'' with Sophia acting as a surrogate mother to Blanche and Rose (despite Estelle Getty being the youngest of the four cast members). Explored in a number of episodes, including a season 7 episode when Rose is taken ill (after the ladies crash a class reunion and take the place of several no-shows):



-->'''Kirsten:''' Yeah, well you're forgetting one thing, though. ''I'm'' her daughter. You're not her family.

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-->'''Kirsten:''' Yeah, well well, you're forgetting one thing, though. ''I'm'' her daughter. You're not her family.



-->{Later, after Blanche says she would put up her mortgage if necessary to pay for Rose's physical therapy.}

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-->{Later, after Blanche says she would put up her mortgage her house if necessary to pay for Rose's physical therapy.}



* The Noah's Ark BLT: three animal cubs - a lion, a tiger, and a bear (oh my) - who were taken from a drug dealer's basement in Atlanta, GA. They were still young but had been kept together for so long that they had bonded; this despite bears and tigers often being solitary. They were taken to the Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary where they're kept together for 15 years. Their names are Leo, [[Literature/TheJungleBook Shere Khan, and Baloo]].

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* The Noah's Ark BLT: three animal cubs - a lion, a tiger, and a bear (oh my) - who were taken from a drug dealer's basement in Atlanta, GA. They were still young but had been kept together for so long that they had bonded; this bonded, despite the fact that bears and tigers are often being solitary. They were taken to the Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary Sanctuary, where they're they've been kept together for 15 years. Their names are Leo, [[Literature/TheJungleBook Shere Khan, and Baloo]].
6th May '17 3:52:44 AM XTC
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-->{Later, after Blanche says she would put up her mortgage if necessary to pay for Rose's physical therapy.}
-->'''Kirsten:''' I'm gonna go talk to the doctor about you. I think my mother needs to be with her family now. ''All'' of her family.
3rd May '17 12:25:08 AM Doodler
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* Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' both have [[TheExile complicated]] [[ParentalNeglect family]] relationships that lead them to choose the crew of the ''Ghost'' as their true family. When discussing Sabine's family, Sabine replies that they're on the ship. While both eventually reconcile with their birth families, the crew remains their primary family.

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* Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' both have [[TheExile complicated]] [[ParentalNeglect family]] relationships that lead them to choose the crew of the ''Ghost'' as their true family. When discussing Sabine's family, Sabine replies that they're on the ship. While both eventually reconcile with their birth families, the crew remains their primary family.
3rd May '17 12:24:05 AM Doodler
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* Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' both have [[TheExile complicated]] [[ParentalNeglect family]] relationships that lead them to choose the crew of the ''Ghost'' as their true family. When discussing Sabine's family, Sabine replies that they're on the ship. While both eventually reconcile with their birth families, the crew remains their primary family.



* The old proverb "Blood is thicker than water" - which is meant to imply that familiy relations are more important than social ones - is actually a misquote of an older saying "the blood of the covenant in thicker than the water of the womb"; this means that bonds of personal choice are stronger than something as "accidental" as birth.

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* The old proverb "Blood is thicker than water" - which is meant to imply that familiy family relations are more important than social ones - is actually a misquote of an older saying "the blood of the covenant in thicker than the water of the womb"; this means that bonds of personal choice are stronger than something as "accidental" as birth.
27th Apr '17 2:29:20 PM DracoKanji
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* The Noah's Ark BLT: three animal cubs - a lion, a tiger, and a bear (oh my) - who were taken from a drug dealer's basement in Atlanta, GA. They were still young but had been kept together for so long that they had bonded; this despite bears and tigers often being solitary. They were taken to the Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary where they're kept together for 15 years. Their names are Leo, [[Literature/TheJungleBook Shere Khan, and Baloo]].
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