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24th Apr '16 11:01:41 PM Averagemoe
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* Cloudscratcher: Felix (a cat) was adopted by the Captain (a dog).

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* Cloudscratcher: Webcomic/{{Cloudscratcher}}: Felix (a cat) was adopted by the Captain (a dog).
20th Apr '16 10:09:48 AM Poptard
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** The Codex indicates that the asari once attempted to "civilize" the vorcha by adopting vorcha young and raising them in asari society. It worked, for a little while at least, but those vorcha's descendants went back to savagery after some generations.

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** The Codex indicates that the asari once attempted to "civilize" the vorcha vorcha, a race known for their savagery and unpredictability, by adopting vorcha young orphans and raising them in asari society. It worked, The adopted Vorcha [[HappilyAdopted lived peaceful and happy lives]], showing that their species' predisposition for a little violence was cultural rather than innate, but the fact that [[WeAreAsMayflies Vorcha only live for 20 years while at least, but those vorcha's descendants went back Asari live for over 1000]] meant that few asari were willing to savagery after some generations.painstakingly raise many generations just to watch them die.
9th Apr '16 4:37:55 PM Pichu-kun
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* Neither of [[spoiler:Elyon's]] parents in ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}'' are human however they pass themselves as human. She didn't [[ObliviousToAdoption know that she was adopted]] until the BigBad revealed her parents true forms.

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* Neither of [[spoiler:Elyon's]] parents in ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}'' are human however they pass themselves as human. She didn't [[ObliviousToAdoption [[ObliviousAdoption know that she was adopted]] until the BigBad revealed her parents true forms.
9th Apr '16 4:35:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* Franchise/{{Superman}} is probably the most famous example of this trope. He's an alien sent to Earth as a baby, and he grew up on a farm by the Kent family.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** Superman
is probably the most famous example of this trope. He's an alien sent to Earth as a baby, and he grew up on a farm by the Kent family.



* Po in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is a giant panda raised by a goose; this [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom goes unmentioned]] in the first movie, but becomes a major plot point in the sequel.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
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Po in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is a giant panda raised by a goose; this [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom goes unmentioned]] in the first movie, but becomes a major plot point in the sequel.



* The ''StuartLittle'' movie did this to remove the FridgeLogic from the original book (where the titular mouse character just had human parents for no apparent reason).
** Verges on [[AscendedFanon Ascended Fanon]], as E.B. White received letters from adoptive children for years talking about how Stuart was a wonderful allegory for the way they felt... despite White having no such intentions, and Stuart explicitly being Mr. and Mrs. Little's biological son in the book.

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* The ''StuartLittle'' ''Film/StuartLittle'' movie did this to remove the FridgeLogic from the original book (where the titular mouse character just had human parents for no apparent reason).
** Verges
reason). This verges on [[AscendedFanon Ascended Fanon]], AscendedFanon, as E.B. White received letters from adoptive children for years talking about how Stuart was a wonderful allegory for the way they felt... despite White having no such intentions, and Stuart explicitly being Mr. and Mrs. Little's biological son in the book.



* In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', a character turns out to be an Ice Giant adopted by [[spoiler: Odin]] and raised as his own under a glamour.
** Actually based on the original myth, in which he was found in a giant stronghold as an infant and brought home by [[spoiler: Odin]] to foster.
* ''{{Elf}}'': Buddy is a human adopted by SantaClaus, and raised among elves.
* {{Babe}} the pig is adopted by Fly who is a dog.

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* In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', a character turns out to be an Ice Giant adopted by [[spoiler: Odin]] and raised as his own under a glamour.
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glamour. This is actually based on the original myth, in which he was found in a giant stronghold as an infant and brought home by [[spoiler: Odin]] to foster.
* ''{{Elf}}'': ''Film/{{Elf}}'': Buddy is a human adopted by SantaClaus, and raised among elves.
* {{Babe}} In ''Film/{{Babe}}'', Babe the pig is adopted by Fly who is a dog.



* In the 1920s Literature/WinnieThePooh books, Tigger (a Tiger [[LivingToys toy]]) lives with Kanga and Roo (Kangaroo toys) and is considered part of the family.

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* In the 1920s Literature/WinnieThePooh ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'' books, Tigger (a Tiger [[LivingToys toy]]) lives with Kanga and Roo (Kangaroo toys) and is considered part of the family.



* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':



* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has children up for adoption as of the Hearthfire DLC. The children are all human, while the PC that adopts them can be many other species.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** There are
children up for adoption as of the Hearthfire DLC. The children are all human, while the PC that adopts them can be many other species.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Twilight Sparkle (a unicorn) had to induce a dragon egg to hatch as part of her entrance exam in magic school. She ends up being a CoolBigSis[=/=]ParentalSubstitute to him, who serves as her underling and assistant.
** WordOfGod says that it was actually Princess Celestia who raised Spike after he hatched, while Twilight continued her studies. Still fits the trope.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Twilight Sparkle (a unicorn) had to induce a dragon egg to hatch as part of her entrance exam in magic school. She ends up being a CoolBigSis[=/=]ParentalSubstitute to him, who serves as her underling and assistant.
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assistant. WordOfGod says that it was actually Princess Celestia who raised Spike after he hatched, while Twilight continued her studies. Still fits the trope.



* In one episode of the cartoon ''[[WesternAnimation/ToddWorld ToddWorld]]'', Todd and his friends try to help a lost platypus named Pedro find his mother. They all think that Pedro's mother is a platypus like him, but at the end, they find out that she's actually a kangaroo. We also learn that Pedro has a pig for a little brother.
** In the same episode, Todd sees a frog in a family of ducks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToddWorld'':
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In one episode of the cartoon ''[[WesternAnimation/ToddWorld ToddWorld]]'', an episode, Todd and his friends try to help a lost platypus named Pedro find his mother. They all think that Pedro's mother is a platypus like him, but at the end, they find out that she's actually a kangaroo. We also learn that Pedro has a pig for a little brother. \n** In the same episode, Todd sees a frog in a family of ducks.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'', this trope pops up from time to time. We learn from a flashback that Miss. Spider was separated from her mother when she was just a child and she got adopted by Betty Beetle.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'', this This trope pops up from time to time. time in ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'':
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We learn from a flashback that Miss. Spider was separated from her mother when she was just a child and she got adopted by Betty Beetle.


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* Neither of [[spoiler:Elyon's]] parents in ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}'' are human however they pass themselves as human. She didn't [[ObliviousToAdoption know that she was adopted]] until the BigBad revealed her parents true forms.
20th Mar '16 5:57:40 PM zarpaulus
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* A fairly common tactic for wildlife rescue organizations and zoos is to "foster" orphaned or abandoned wild animal babies to domesticated "parents". Numerous fox kits have been raised by dogs or cats for instance.

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* A fairly common tactic for wildlife rescue organizations and zoos is to "foster" orphaned or abandoned wild animal babies to domesticated "parents". Numerous fox kits have been raised by dogs [[https://youtu.be/tcn5haJpKAQ dogs]] or cats [[https://youtu.be/Yf2NB3gE5U8 cats]] for instance.
20th Mar '16 5:55:11 PM zarpaulus
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* A fairly common tactic for wildlife rescue organizations and zoos is to "foster" orphaned or abandoned wild animal babies to domesticated "parents". Numerous fox kits have been raised by dogs or cats for instance.
17th Mar '16 10:03:32 AM Averagemoe
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* Cloudscratcher: Felix (a cat) was adopted by the Captain (a dog).
25th Feb '16 6:11:17 PM Abbreva
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* Actually subverted in ''FanFic/AHollowInEquestria'' where Princess Luna proposes invoking this trope for [[spoiler: Ulquiorra Cifer's]] benefit. It's eventually revealed that he turns down the offer, explaining that it would create more problems than it would be worth.
24th Feb '16 11:09:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DinosaurTrain'': Buddy the T-Rex is adopted by a pteranodon family.
* CatDog continually brought up one particular issue over the course of the series: Where did [=CatDog=] actually come from? For as long as they can remember, they'd always lived on their own. The series ended with [=CatDog=] going on a long journey to find their parents. It was never revealed ''how'' [=CatDog=] came to be, but for a brief time after they were born, they had been raised by a frog for a father and a sasquatch for a mother. They were all separated in a storm.

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* ''DinosaurTrain'': ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'': Buddy the T-Rex is adopted by a pteranodon family.
* CatDog ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' continually brought up one particular issue over the course of the series: Where did [=CatDog=] actually come from? For as long as they can remember, they'd always lived on their own. The series ended with [=CatDog=] going on a long journey to find their parents. It was never revealed ''how'' [=CatDog=] came to be, but for a brief time after they were born, they had been raised by a frog for a father and a sasquatch for a mother. They were all separated in a storm.



* ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' probably topped this concept beyond most other examples by having a human girl being adopted by two robots.

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* ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' probably topped this concept beyond most other examples by having a human girl being adopted by two robots.



* ''SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'': One episode featured a dog adopted by a couple of cats.

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* ''SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'': ''WesternAnimation/SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'': One episode featured a dog adopted by a couple of cats.
20th Feb '16 12:10:00 PM drunkrobot
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* In the 1920s Literature/WinnieThePooh books, Tigger (a Tiger [[LivingToys toy]]) lives with Kanga and Roo (Kangaroo toys) and is considered part of the family.
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