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7th Dec '17 2:55:50 PM Star-Lady
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* ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' has Hoole, a Shi'ido ShapeShifter, adopt the human kids Tash and Zak. He's actually their uncle, since his brother married one of their aunts, and Shi'ido culture encourages him to take them in despite barely knowing them.

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''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' has Hoole, a Shi'ido ShapeShifter, adopt the human kids Tash and Zak. He's actually their uncle, since his brother married one of their aunts, and Shi'ido culture encourages him to take them in despite barely knowing them.



** And let's not forget Han Solo himself also falls into this category. He had been orphaned at a very young age, and while working for a rather nasty thief, he gets taken in and cared for by a kindly, elderly female Wookie. Han even comments in a later novel that due to the love she gave him, and the fact that Chewie and other Wookies have saved his skin on ''countless'' occasions, he feels he owes the Wookie's a life debt, not the other way around.

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** And let's not forget Han Solo himself also falls into this category. He had been orphaned at a very young age, and while working for a rather nasty thief, he gets taken in and cared for by a kindly, elderly female Wookie. Han even comments in a later novel that due to the love she gave him, and the fact that Chewie and other Wookies have saved his skin on ''countless'' occasions, he feels he owes the Wookie's a life debt, not the other way around.
18th Oct '17 4:41:44 PM JoeMerl
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** Later in the series, the crew found a Borg ship with all the drones dead except for a few children, for whom Seven became a ParentalSubstitute; while all of them were former Borg drones, none of the kids were human. Three of the kids eventually left when ''Voyager'' for another ship they ran into; the oldest, Icheb, decided to stay on ''Voyager'' after learning that his birth parents [[spoiler:genetically engineered as a weapon against the Borg and purposely got him assimilated]].

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** Later in the series, the crew found a Borg ship with all the drones dead except for a few children, for whom Seven became a ParentalSubstitute; while all of them were former Borg drones, none of the kids were human. Three of the kids eventually left when ''Voyager'' for another ship they ran into; the oldest, Icheb, decided to stay on ''Voyager'' after learning that his birth parents [[spoiler:genetically engineered him as a weapon against the Borg and purposely got him assimilated]].
18th Oct '17 4:41:11 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration]],'' [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Worf]] was adopted by the Rozhenkos, a human couple from Russia. In turn, Worf's son Alexander Rozhenko was also raised by Worf's adoptive parents after the mother died.

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* In ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration]],'' ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration,'' [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Worf]] was adopted by the Rozhenkos, a human couple from Russia. In turn, Worf's son Alexander Rozhenko was also raised by Worf's adoptive parents after the mother died.




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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' has an odd example with a species that can resurrect the dead, and did so to a ''Voyager'' crew member who got a burial in space. She had lived for years with a "father" from that species, but eventually her memories of being on the ship came back and she tracked them down. However, she ultimately decided to return with the aliens.
** Later in the series, the crew found a Borg ship with all the drones dead except for a few children, for whom Seven became a ParentalSubstitute; while all of them were former Borg drones, none of the kids were human. Three of the kids eventually left when ''Voyager'' for another ship they ran into; the oldest, Icheb, decided to stay on ''Voyager'' after learning that his birth parents [[spoiler:genetically engineered as a weapon against the Borg and purposely got him assimilated]].



** Introduced in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', [[TheHighQueen Rosalina]] is the adoptive mother of the Lumas, [[StarfishAliens the star babies]]. Despite the massive difference between them, [[HappilyAdopted they live very happily under the care of their "Mama,"]]

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** Introduced in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', [[TheHighQueen Rosalina]] is the adoptive mother of the Lumas, [[StarfishAliens the star babies]]. Despite the massive difference between them, [[HappilyAdopted they live very happily under the care of their "Mama,"]]"Mama."]]
18th Oct '17 4:29:06 PM JoeMerl
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* [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf]] was adopted by the Rozhenko family, a human couple from Russia. In turn, Worf's son Alexander Rozhenko was also raised by Worf's adoptive parents.

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* [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration In ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration]],'' [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Worf]] was adopted by the Rozhenko family, Rozhenkos, a human couple from Russia. In turn, Worf's son Alexander Rozhenko was also raised by Worf's adoptive parents.
parents after the mother died.
** The episode "Suddenly Human" has a human boy whose birth parents were killed in a skirmish with the Talarians, who adopted the boy. While Picard initially believed he would be better back with the Federation, he eventually realizes that the boy wants to stay with his adoptive father.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has "Cardassians," which is very similar to the above except that it's about a Cardassian child raised by Bajorans. In this case, however, his still-living Cardassian father got custody, since the boy had actually been illegally given up by an enemy with a grudge.
17th Oct '17 8:25:16 PM JoeMerl
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** In ''Comicbook/Irredeemable,'' the Plutonian was sent by aliens trying to study humans, and transformed to look like a human child. Unfortunately, he wound up bouncing around foster car for years and scared everybody with his powers.

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** In ''Comicbook/Irredeemable,'' ''Comicbook/{{Irredeemable}},'' the Plutonian was sent by aliens trying to study humans, and transformed to look like a human child. Unfortunately, he wound up bouncing around foster car for years and scared everybody with his powers.
17th Oct '17 8:24:17 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}},'' both the title character and his nemesis, Metro Man, came here a la Comicbook/{{Superman}}. Metro Man was adopted by a rich family; Megamind...crashed into a prison and was raised by the inmates. [[FridgeLogic Why did]] [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist nobody call Social Services]]?
17th Oct '17 8:20:05 PM JoeMerl
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* Many {{Superman Substitute}}s:
** Comicbook/{{Icon}}, with the twist that he looks like a black man, crashed in the antebellum period and was raised as a slave.
** Hyperion in ''Comicbook/SupremePower'' was found by a nice farm couple...and then taken in by the U.S. government, who raised him to be blindly obedient. It went badly.
** In ''Comicbook/Irredeemable,'' the Plutonian was sent by aliens trying to study humans, and transformed to look like a human child. Unfortunately, he wound up bouncing around foster car for years and scared everybody with his powers.
** ''Comicbook/{{PS238}}'' has a very standard "raised by a farmer" story for Atlas, though there is a twist [[HiddenBackupPrince as to why]].
17th Oct '17 8:02:34 PM JoeMerl
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* The ''Legacy'' series from the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse introduces us to Nat Skywalker (one of Luke's descendents and Cade's uncle), his wife, and their three children. The youngest of the three is a Cathar boy (a feline-like race featured prominently in some other Expanded Universe works) whom they adopted after rescuing him from slavers. Awwww!.

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* The ''Legacy'' series from In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse introduces us to Nat Skywalker (one of Luke's descendents and Cade's uncle), his wife, and their ''Legacy'' series, all three children. The youngest of the three Nat Skywalker's children count. First of all, [[InterspeciesRomance his wife is a Cathar boy (a feline-like race featured prominently in some other Expanded Universe works) whom they a]] [[HumanoidAliens Kiffar]], and Nat adopted after rescuing him from slavers. Awwww!.her daughter Ahnah; secondly, said wife adopted Skeeto, a human child, along with Nat; and finally, the pair adopted Micah, a [[CatPeople Cathar]].
28th Sep '17 9:23:24 PM MagnusForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'': Technobear's parents are turtles. In fact, Technobear wasn't even aware that he was adopted and once asked if his shell would ever grow in.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' showed that Samson (a guinea pig) has ''jellyfish'' for parents.
27th Sep '17 12:22:32 PM Vi47
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* Happens at least twice in ''FanFic/TheBridge'' and its expanded universe. The first was Azusa Aoki adopting and raising [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Junior]]. In the expanded "Amalgam-Verse", Tori Wylder, a Glaistig, winds up adopting a [[TheFairFolk Puca]] named [[TheTrickster Haley]] [[PettingZooPeople Comet]], a [[{{Youkai}} Jorogumo]] named [[CuteMonsterGirl Kumiko]] [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Murakumo]], and her lone [[TokenHuman human]] son, [[GadgeteerGenius Theodore]] [[TheCasanova Wylder]].

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* Happens at least twice in ''FanFic/TheBridge'' and its expanded universe.
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The first was Azusa Aoki adopting and raising [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Junior]]. Junior]].
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In the expanded "Amalgam-Verse", Tori Wylder, a Glaistig, winds up adopting a [[TheFairFolk Puca]] named [[TheTrickster Haley]] [[PettingZooPeople Comet]], a [[{{Youkai}} Jorogumo]] named [[CuteMonsterGirl Kumiko]] [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Murakumo]], and her lone [[TokenHuman human]] son, [[GadgeteerGenius Theodore]] [[TheCasanova Wylder]].Wylder]].
** The albino hyper gyaos, later named Irys, adopts the "Dark Hunters" group she joins [[note]]Monster X, Gigan, and Megalon[[/note]] as her new family after the loss of her flock and they don't object.
** Subverted as Starswirl the Bearded and the founders effectively adopted Celestia and Luna one thousand years ago, as while they are equines, they're alicorns [[spoiler: and artifical creations of Harmony.]]
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