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24th Mar '18 8:48:24 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Manga/AkumaDeSourou'' (and the Taiwanese LiveActionAdaptation ''Series/DevilBesideYou'') the announcement that the heroine's mother is going to marry again isn't that traumatic... until some days later when the mother reveals that her fiancé is her daughter's school director, and that his son (a boy with whom the heroine has had [[SlapSlapKiss some nasty clashes]] recently) is coming to dinner right now.

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* In ''Manga/AkumaDeSourou'' (and the Taiwanese LiveActionAdaptation ''Series/DevilBesideYou'') the announcement that the heroine's mother is going to marry again isn't that traumatic... until some days later later, when the mother reveals that her fiancé is her daughter's school director, and that his son (a boy with whom the heroine has had [[SlapSlapKiss some nasty clashes]] recently) is coming to dinner right now.



* Happened in ''Film/{{Nanny McPhee}}'': The great-aunt was willing to cough up money only if the dad married, and as the dad was almost broke, he was desperate... but he didn't quite catch the level of hate between his children and his fiancee. All the more because the kids are ridiculously ill-behaved, and so he didn't quite catch the deliberately malicious undertones to their antics.
** In a bit of a subversion, the father didn't like his fiancee at all either. The only reason he was marrying her was that the alternative was the family going broke and his children being sent to work houses, or who knows where in the case of the younger ones. [[spoiler:Subverted even more at the end, when he marries Evangeline, whom he and the children both love.]]

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* Happened in ''Film/{{Nanny McPhee}}'': The great-aunt was willing to cough up money only if the dad married, and as the dad was almost broke, he was desperate... but he didn't quite catch the level of hate between his children and his fiancee.fiancée. All the more because the kids are ridiculously ill-behaved, and so he didn't quite catch the deliberately malicious undertones to their antics.
** In a bit of a subversion, the father didn't like his fiancee fiancée at all either. The only reason he was marrying her was that the alternative was the family going broke and his children being sent to work houses, or who knows where in the case of the younger ones. [[spoiler:Subverted even more at the end, when he marries Evangeline, whom he and the children both all love.]]



* Creator/HankAzaria in ''Film/RunFatBoyRun''. He actually starts out as TheAce but ends up invoking DerailingLoveInterests when it turns out he expects the mom and kid to move to America with him (without ever having mentioned or discussed it before) and a bad sport in the climactic race just as Simon Peg's character gets ''his'' act together at the end.

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* Creator/HankAzaria Creator/HankAzaria, in ''Film/RunFatBoyRun''. He ''Film/RunFatBoyRun'', actually starts out as TheAce but ends up invoking DerailingLoveInterests when it turns out he expects the mom and kid to move to America with him (without ever having mentioned or discussed it before) and is a bad sport in the climactic race just as Simon Peg's Pegg's character gets ''his'' act together at the end.



* Any adaptation of a fairy tale with a WickedStepmother is likely to use this. The WickedStepmother, however, is seldom a ChildHater; she loves and jealously protects her own children (which is half the problem).
** Some fairy tales start off with the stepmother being kind to the stepchild as well, only for things to go south when said stepchild starts to turn out prettier and more desirable than their biological children.

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* Any adaptation of a fairy tale with a WickedStepmother is likely to use this. The WickedStepmother, however, is seldom a ChildHater; she loves and jealously protects her own children children, if she has any (which is half the problem).
** Some fairy tales start off with the stepmother being kind to the stepchild as well, only for things to go south when said stepchild starts to turn out prettier and more desirable than their biological children.children (or, in Snow White's case, than the stepmother herself).



* A variation where it is the siblings, not the parents, who hold the {{idiot ball}} with regard to an intended husband can be found in the backstory of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice.''

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* A The backstory of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' has a variation where it is the siblings, not the parents, who hold the {{idiot ball}} with regard regards to an intended husband can be found in the backstory of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice.''
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* This is a big part of the setup for the plot of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Though Hamlet did not know his uncle was evil until after the marriage; he just thought Uncle Claudius was an incestuous jerk for marrying his mother so soon after his father died.

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* This is a big part of the setup for the plot of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Though However, Hamlet did not know his uncle was evil until after the marriage; he just thought Uncle Claudius was an incestuous jerk for marrying his mother so soon after his father died.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', supervillainess Sedusa sidles her way into the Professor's life in the guise of "[[PunnyName Ima Goodlady]]". [[note]]Who then proceeds to seduce "daddy" into imposing a curfew the girls. Guess why.[[/note]] Needless to say, once again, the day is saved thanks to...The Powerpuff Girls! The episode plays with the trope - the girls are perfectly happy with the Professor dating "Ima Goodlady" and even give him dating tips and encourage things as best they can. It's not until they notice that her groundings on them coincide with the nights that Sedusa robs the Mayor that they start to get ''really'' suspicious.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', supervillainess Sedusa sidles her way into the Professor's life in the guise of "[[PunnyName Ima Goodlady]]". [[note]]Who then proceeds to seduce "daddy" into imposing a curfew the girls. Guess why.[[/note]] Needless to say, once again, the day is saved thanks to... The Powerpuff Girls! The episode plays with the trope - the girls are perfectly happy with the Professor dating "Ima Goodlady" and even give him dating tips and encourage things as best they can. It's not until they notice that her groundings on them coincide with the nights that Sedusa robs the Mayor that they start to get ''really'' suspicious.



* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', this plot is run with Boomhauer, his brother Patch, and his ex-girlfriend, now Patch's fiancee. Boomhauer knows his brother is a philanderer, catching him making eyes at Luanne and hiring strippers for his own bachelor party, but everyone else thinks Patch has reformed, and that Boomhauer is just jealous that his brother has his ex-girlfriend. Eventually the truth is revealed.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', this plot is run with Boomhauer, his brother Patch, and his ex-girlfriend, now Patch's fiancee.fiancée. Boomhauer knows his brother is a philanderer, catching him making eyes at Luanne and hiring strippers for his own bachelor party, but everyone else thinks Patch has reformed, and that Boomhauer is just jealous that his brother has his ex-girlfriend. Eventually the truth is revealed.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' had a variation, where it wasn't anyone's ''parents'' involved with someone who's not all they seem to be, but Helga's older sister, who is in college. She is engaged to a man she's only known for 3 weeks, [[GoldDigger who only wants to marry her for her father's beeper business]]. Helga finds out the fiancé's dirty secret, and plans to keep it because she resents Olga...but then she starts to feel guilty. She convinces the fiancé to leave on the day of the wedding, and writes a fake "Dear Jane" letter for Olga.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' had a variation, where it wasn't anyone's ''parents'' involved with someone who's not all they seem to be, but Helga's older sister, who is in college. She is engaged to a man she's only known for 3 three weeks, [[GoldDigger who only wants to marry her for her father's beeper business]]. Helga finds out the fiancé's dirty secret, and plans to keep it because she resents Olga... but then she starts to feel guilty. She convinces the fiancé to leave on the day of the wedding, and writes a fake "Dear Jane" letter for Olga.
5th Mar '18 6:28:39 PM ladyofthelibrary
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** Her obliviousness can be justified by her very demanding work schedule, which she has to keep up to care for Hogarth and herself. The agent even brings this up at one point, telling Hogarth that his mother is under a lot of strain as a single mother and that it would be not hard to make it look like she was too neglectful to keep custody of him.
''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' Has Don. He decides to marry Sheri at the end of the film. He tells her son not to worry and that they're Fraternity Brothers first. As if realizing the UnfortunateImplications, he asks her son to think of him as a [[DiggingYourselfDeeper Frat Brother who is marrying his mother.]]

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** Her obliviousness can be justified by her very demanding work schedule, which she has to keep up to care for Hogarth and herself. [[AdultFear The agent even brings this up at one point, telling Hogarth that his mother is under a lot of strain as a single mother and that it would be not hard to make it look like she was too neglectful to keep custody of him.
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''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' Has Don. He decides to marry Sheri at the end of the film. He tells her son not to worry and that they're Fraternity Brothers first. As if realizing the UnfortunateImplications, he asks her son to think of him as a [[DiggingYourselfDeeper Frat Brother who is marrying his mother.]] mother, which he quickly realizes sounds even worse.]]
5th Jan '18 12:15:14 AM Benthelame
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''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' Has Don. He decides to marry Sheri at the end of the film. He tells her son not to worry and that they're Fraternity Brothers first. As if realizing the UnfortunateImplications, he asks her son to think of him as a [[DiggingYourselfDeeper Frat Brother who is marrying his mother.]]
3rd Sep '17 3:43:34 PM angie710
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' had a variation, where it wasn't anyone's ''parents'' involved with someone who's not all they seem to be, but Helga's older sister, who is in college. She is engaged to a man she's only known for 3 weeks, [[GoldDigger who only wants to marry her for her father's beeper business]]. Helga finds out the fiancé's dirty secret, and plans to keep it because she resents Olga...but then she starts to feel guilty. She convinces the fiancé to leave on the day of the wedding, and writes a fake "Dear Jane" letter for Olga.
17th Jul '17 9:38:44 AM HeroGal2347
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' has Uncle Scrooge preparing to marry a horrible GoldDigger who wants to pack the nephews off to boarding school and basically lay claim to the entire family fortune. Of course the boys have their work cut out for them in persuading Uncle Scrooge what's really happening, so they resort to an unconventional strategy. [[spoiler:They get word to Glittering Goldie, Uncle Scrooge's long-ago sweetheart, that he's getting married... and she turns up with a shotgun to run off her competition!]]

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' has Uncle Scrooge preparing to marry a horrible GoldDigger who wants to pack the nephews off to boarding school and basically lay claim to the entire family fortune. Of course the boys have their work cut out for them in persuading Uncle Scrooge what's really happening, so they resort to an unconventional strategy. [[spoiler:They get word to Glittering Goldie, Uncle Scrooge's long-ago sweetheart, that he's getting married... and she turns up with a shotgun to run off her competition!]]
7th Jul '17 8:19:18 PM LadyNorbert
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* A version appeared in Disney's ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'', except that Jasmine's father was announcing who ''she'' was marrying. And he was hypnotized.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' has "Guess Who's Renting Our Spare Room", with the paranoid and crazy government agent setting up shop to spy on Hogarth while the mother is rather oblivious.
** Her obliviousness can be justified by her very demanding work schedule, which she has to keep up to care for Hogarth and herself. The agent even brings this up at one point, telling Hogarth that his mother is under a lot of strain as a single mother and that it would be not hard to make it look like she was too neglectful to keep custody of him.

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* ''ThreeMenAndALittleLady'' but with useful adults (the three men) who are the ones who foil the antagonists plan.

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* ''ThreeMenAndALittleLady'' ''[[Film/ThreeMenAndABaby Three Men and a Little Lady]]'' but with useful adults (the three men) who are the ones who foil the antagonists antagonist's plan.



* A variation where it is the siblings, not the parents, who hold the {{idiot ball}} with regard to an intended husband can be found in the backstory of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''

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* A variation where it is the siblings, not the parents, who hold the {{idiot ball}} with regard to an intended husband can be found in the backstory of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''
''Literature/ABrothersPrice.''



** She also went on a date with {{Dracula}}. Which apparently went well enough for him to be invited back to her place.

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** She also went on a date with {{Dracula}}. Which It apparently went well enough for him to be invited back to her place.



* A version appeared in Disney's ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'', except that Jasmine's father was announcing who ''she'' was marrying. And he was hypnotized.



* The main character's grandfather, Puma Loco in ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' announces his plans to marry the main villain in one episode. Since they're both villainous, it was for their own nefarious intentions, but they eventually fell in love. Manny took a while to accept it and by the time he did, he accidentally forced them apart.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' has "Guess Who's Renting Our Spare Room", with the paranoid and crazy government agent setting up shop to spy on Hogarth while the mother is rather oblivious.
** Her obliviousness can be justified by her very demanding work schedule, which she has to keep up to care for Hogarth and herself. The agent even brings this up at one point, telling Hogarth that his mother is under a lot of strain as a single mother and that it would be not hard to make it look like she was too neglectful to keep custody of him.
* Done in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]]" with Twilight's reaction to her brother's engagement, though it's only after she's been around the bride for a bit that she suspects her of being evil - she remembered Cadence from her foalhood and immediately approved (though still resenting that Shining Armor hadn't told her before sending the invitations out). It then turns out that [[spoiler: Cadence has been replaced by a changeling imposter called Queen Chrysalis, as part of a plan to invade Canterlot.]]

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* The main character's grandfather, Puma Loco Loco, in ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' announces his plans to marry the main villain in one episode. Since they're both villainous, it was for their own nefarious intentions, but they eventually fell in love. Manny took a while to accept it and by the time he did, he accidentally forced them apart.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' has "Guess Who's Renting Our Spare Room", with the paranoid and crazy government agent setting up shop to spy on Hogarth while the mother is rather oblivious.
** Her obliviousness can be justified by her very demanding work schedule, which she has to keep up to care for Hogarth and herself. The agent even brings this up at one point, telling Hogarth that his mother is under a lot of strain as a single mother and that it would be not hard to make it look like she was too neglectful to keep custody of him.
* Done in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]]" with Twilight's reaction to her brother's engagement, though it's only after she's been around the bride for a bit that she suspects her of being evil - she remembered Cadence from her foalhood and immediately approved (though still resenting that Shining Armor hadn't told her before sending the invitations out). It then turns out that [[spoiler: Cadence has been replaced by a changeling imposter impostor called Queen Chrysalis, as part of a plan to invade Canterlot.]]


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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' has Uncle Scrooge preparing to marry a horrible GoldDigger who wants to pack the nephews off to boarding school and basically lay claim to the entire family fortune. Of course the boys have their work cut out for them in persuading Uncle Scrooge what's really happening, so they resort to an unconventional strategy. [[spoiler:They get word to Glittering Goldie, Uncle Scrooge's long-ago sweetheart, that he's getting married... and she turns up with a shotgun to run off her competition!]]
7th Jun '17 8:32:49 PM jormis29
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* Vince Vaughn is the wicked stepfather in ''DomesticDisturbance'' (2001).

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* Vince Vaughn is the wicked stepfather in ''DomesticDisturbance'' ''Film/DomesticDisturbance'' (2001).
5th May '17 3:20:29 PM N1KF
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Enemy-In-Law" has Plankton dating Mr. Krabs' mother. Mr. Krabs of course thinks this is another plan to steal the krabby patty formula (which his mother knows) only for Plankton to reveal that he had no idea that she knew the formula. But when Plankton asks Mrs. Krabs to marry him, she refuses, [[spoiler: because she's already dating Plankton's giant robot.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Enemy-In-Law" has Plankton dating Mr. Krabs' mother. Mr. Krabs of course thinks this is another plan to steal the krabby patty Krabby Patty secret formula (which his mother knows) only for Plankton to reveal that he had no idea that she knew the formula. But when Plankton asks Mrs. Krabs to marry him, she refuses, [[spoiler: because she's already dating Plankton's giant robot.]]
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* In Film/{{Stepmonster}}, Dad's going to marry the eponymous monster (in disguise as a pretty woman). [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} at the very end, when [[BigDamnHeroes Dad himself appears]] with the monster's WeaksauceWeakness (that the children discovered during their OnlySaneMan time) and deals with the monster.]]
5th May '16 1:49:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/AkumaDeSourou'' (and the Taiwanese LiveActionAdaptation ''DevilBesideYou'') the announcement that the heroine's mother is going to marry again isn't that traumatic... until some days later when the mother reveals that her fiancé is her daughter's school director, and that his son (a boy with whom the heroine has had [[SlapSlapKiss some nasty clashes]] recently) is coming to dinner right now.

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* In ''Manga/AkumaDeSourou'' (and the Taiwanese LiveActionAdaptation ''DevilBesideYou'') ''Series/DevilBesideYou'') the announcement that the heroine's mother is going to marry again isn't that traumatic... until some days later when the mother reveals that her fiancé is her daughter's school director, and that his son (a boy with whom the heroine has had [[SlapSlapKiss some nasty clashes]] recently) is coming to dinner right now.
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