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* In the English dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', during the anime-only Virtual Nightmare Arc, the VirtualGhost of Seto Kaiba's [[AbusiveParents abusive adoptive father]] angrily tells Seto he treated him better than his own son.
-->'''Seto:''' Thanks. For nothing.



* In the newspaper-comic {{Drabble}}, Norm makes his father a sundae, prompted this exchange:
-->'''Ralph:''' Wow, thanks, Norm! You're like a son to me!
-->'''Norm:''' Dad, I ''am'' your son!
-->'''Ralph:''' *clearly not paying attention, focused on eating* Oh, yeah huh.




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* ''What Happens in Vegas''
-->'''Jack Fuller Sr.:''' You're like a son to me.\\
'''Jack Fuller:''' Dad, I am your son.
* In ''[[TheFilmOfTheSeries Sgt. Bilko]]'':
--->'''Bilko:'''(lovingly spoken) Ah, Doberman. The son I never wanted.
--->[[CompletelyMissingThePoint *Doberman seems delighted to hear this*]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Hunter says that Junior becoming boss will make him like a son to him, even describing him as a "sonployee". [[spoiler: This doesn't stop him from dropping Junior like a hot rock when he finds out that [[MakesSenseInContext Junior accidentally made a baby.]]]]




* In ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' and its sequels, Athos sometimes calls D'Artagnan "my son" in moments of great affection, even after he has a real son.
* Tunstall tells this to Beka in the third ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' book. In the first book, he ''did'' say that he'd wanted a Puppy for years and it was only Goodwin's reluctance that prevented it, [[spoiler:but the moment is ruined by the fact that he's just betrayed Beka and is trying to kill her]].
* ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'': An untrustworthy slaver boasts that he will treat his latest set of captives -- including Lucy, Edmund, Eustace Scrubb, and the young King Caspian -- as though they were his own children. Lord Bern sarcastically replies, "That's likely enough to be true."
* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Artemis creates an AI and sells it to crooked businessman Jon Spiro. Later, Spiro notes it's like the brother he never had. A henchman confusedly says he thought Spiro did have a brother, so Spiro amends it to "a brother I actually like".



* Subverted in the last episode of ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder Goes Forth]]'', where General Melchett tells Kevin Darling that he's "like a son to him" - not a favorite son, though.
--> "Lord no, more a sort of illegitimate back-stair sort of sprog. Y'know, the sort of spotty squid that nobody really likes."
* Parodied in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' when GOB refers to ''his son'' as "the father I never had".
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' telemovie, the Master claims Chang Lee is "the son I've always yearned for." The Doctor is not convinced ("Oh, ''please''.") -- and moments later, the Master snaps Lee's neck.
* From ''Series/InPlainSight'' as Rafael is moving in with the Shannons [[spoiler: before marrying Mary]]
--> '''Brandi''': So I guess I'm like the little sister you never had, huh?
--> '''Rafael''': I have three sisters. All little.
** Later deconstructed, impressively. One of the witnesses flips on his criminal buddies after they kill the "son he never had" . . . except the witness had a son, who he couldn't connect with or accept, and who was rightfully jealous of the son substitute. Their relationship is . . . messy.
* From a deleted scene from ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'':
-->'''Eddie''': Bret, I like you. You're like a son to me. You remind me of my niece.
* On ''Series/That70sShow,'' Kelso wants to buy a great car from Leo. As they're about to make the final deal, however, Leo recalls that he had originally planned to give that car to his long-lost son and said that he couldn't bear to sell it, which Kelso can understand. Leo then immediately ''gives'' the car to Hyde, calling him the son he never had (as opposed to that long-lost son that he ''did'' have). Needless to say, Kelso was annoyed.
* In one episode of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' between Max's conscience and his mom.
--> '''Theresa:''' "You're like the son I don't regret having!"
--> '''Max:''' "Oh, she means Justin."
* In the ''Series/{{Haven}}'' episode "Speak No Evil", Vince Teagues tried to claim Dwight Hendrickson was the son he never had, but Dwight was not impressed, and was annoyed by Vince keeping him LockedOutOfTheLoop on several of the town's secrets.



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* Parodied by Music/WeirdAlYankovic in his [[ShaggyDogStory Shaggy Dog Epic]] ''Albuquerque'':
-->"That snorkel's been just like a snorkel to me!"
* Also parodied in Creator/CheechAndChong's "Basketball Jones" by Tyrone Shoelaces.
-->"That basketball...was like a basketball to me!"
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* In ''Big TheMusical'', [=MacMillian=] sings of Josh, "My god, he's like the son I never had!" Josh notices a picture on [=MacMillian=]'s desk and asks, "Who's that?" "That's the son I had," [=MacMillian=] replies.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
-->'''Hank:''' He was like the son I never had until I actually had one.
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* Mr. Dink once said this about ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''

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* %%%%* Mr. Dink once said this about ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Arnold makes friends with a baseball-loving millionaire who says he is "like the son he never had." Then Arnold finds out the man actually ''does'' have a son, and spends the rest of the episode trying to help the two of them find a way to connect with each other.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', the mayor tells both Brent and Flint that they're like sons to him, but it is clear he's being insincere in both instances.
-->"And without further ado, our town's hero and my metaphorical son, Flint Lockwood!"
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''
-->'''Glenn the Janitor:''' Ponce was like a son to me, probably because he was my foster son.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Doofenshmirtz's dad had a dog named Only Son that he considered like the son he never had, despite the fact that he already had a son (and would later have another).
** [[KickTheDog Norm]] is ''not'' this to Doof himself.
** In "Minor Monogram":
--->'''Major Monogram:''' Did I ever tell you you're like the son I never had?\\
'''[[TheIntern Carl]]:''' Really, sir??\\
'''Major Monogram:''' Yes. It's because you're so ''unlike'' the son that I ''did'' have.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', the Marquez family treats Boots like one of their own, although Boots has two loving parents.
* Carl almost says this to Meatwad on ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' while trying to get his ticket to the Super Bowl, but reconsiders mid-sentence, resulting in:
--> "Ever since my son was...never conceived because I never had consensual sex without money involved, I've looked at you as a... a thing I could live next door to, in accordance with state law. Now are we going to the Super Bowl or not?"
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Vlad Plasmius, once he discovered Danny's ghost powers, wanted Danny to be his son. However, Danny refused since Vlad wanted to kill Danny's biological father and marry his mother. Even more of a subversion when Danny destroys his chances of creating a Danny clone and continually fights him. It gets to a point in the show when he stops pursuing him and wants to make his life miserable and maybe kill him.
* In the first episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Dilbert}}'', the CEO is firing an employee:
--> '''CEO''': Bob, you're like a son to me.\\
'''Bob''': You don't have a son.\\
'''CEO''': That's where I'm headed here.



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[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* In the English dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', during the anime-only Virtual Nightmare Arc, the VirtualGhost of Seto Kaiba's [[AbusiveParents abusive adoptive father]] angrily tells Seto he treated him better than his own son.
-->'''Seto:''' Thanks. For nothing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comics]]
* In the newspaper-comic {{Drabble}}, Norm makes his father a sundae, prompted this exchange:
-->'''Ralph:''' Wow, thanks, Norm! You're like a son to me!
-->'''Norm:''' Dad, I ''am'' your son!
-->'''Ralph:''' *clearly not paying attention, focused on eating* Oh, yeah huh.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* ''What Happens in Vegas''
-->'''Jack Fuller Sr.:''' You're like a son to me.\\
'''Jack Fuller:''' Dad, I am your son.
* ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''
-->'''Kasper Gutman''': I couldn't be fonder of you if you were my own son. But, well, if you lose a son, it's possible to get another. There's only one Maltese Falcon.
* In ''[[TheFilmOfTheSeries Sgt. Bilko]]'':
--->'''Bilko:'''(lovingly spoken) Ah, Doberman. The son I never wanted.
--->[[CompletelyMissingThePoint *Doberman seems delighted to hear this*]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Hunter says that Junior becoming boss will make him like a son to him, even describing him as a "sonployee". [[spoiler: This doesn't stop him from dropping Junior like a hot rock when he finds out that [[MakesSenseInContext Junior accidentally made a baby.]]]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' and its sequels, Athos sometimes calls D'Artagnan "my son" in moments of great affection, even after he has a real son.
* Tunstall tells this to Beka in the third ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' book. In the first book, he ''did'' say that he'd wanted a Puppy for years and it was only Goodwin's reluctance that prevented it, [[spoiler:but the moment is pretty well ruined by the fact that he's just betrayed Beka and is trying to kill her]].
* ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'': An untrustworthy slaver boasts that he will treat his latest set of captives -- including Lucy, Edmund, Eustace Scrubb, and the young King Caspian -- as though they were his own children. Lord Bern sarcastically replies, "That's likely enough to be true."
* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Artemis creates an AI and sells it to crooked businessman Jon Spiro. Later, Spiro notes it's like the brother he never had. A henchman confusedly says he thought Spiro did have a brother, so Spiro amends it to "a brother I actually like".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Subverted in the last episode of ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder Goes Forth]]'', where General Melchett tells Kevin Darling that he's "like a son to him" - not a favorite son, though.
--> "Lord no, more a sort of illegitimate back-stair sort of sprog. Y'know, the sort of spotty squid that nobody really likes."
* Parodied in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' when GOB refers to ''his son'' as "the father I never had".
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' telemovie, the Master claims Chang Lee is "the son I've always yearned for." The Doctor is not convinced ("Oh, ''please''.") -- and moments later, the Master snaps Lee's neck.
* From ''Series/InPlainSight'' as Rafael is moving in with the Shannons [[spoiler: before marrying Mary]]
--> '''Brandi''': So I guess I'm like the little sister you never had, huh?
--> '''Rafael''': I have three sisters. All little.
** Later deconstructed, impressively. One of the witnesses flips on his criminal buddies after they kill the "son he never had" . . . except the witness had a son, who he couldn't connect with or accept, and who was rightfully jealous of the son substitute. Their relationship is . . . messy.
* From a deleted scene from ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'':
-->'''Eddie''': Bret, I like you. You're like a son to me. You remind me of my niece.
* On ''Series/That70sShow,'' Kelso wants to buy a great car from Leo. As they're about to make the final deal, however, Leo recalls that he had originally planned to give that car to his long-lost son and said that he couldn't bear to sell it, which Kelso can understand. Leo then immediately ''gives'' the car to Hyde, calling him the son he never had (as opposed to that long-lost son that he ''did'' have). Needless to say, Kelso was annoyed.
* In one episode of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' between Max's conscience and his mom.
--> '''Theresa:''' "You're like the son I don't regret having!"
--> '''Max:''' "Oh, she means Justin."
* In the ''Series/{{Haven}}'' episode "Speak No Evil", Vince Teagues tried to claim Dwight Hendrickson was the son he never had, but Dwight was not impressed, and was annoyed by Vince keeping him LockedOutOfTheLoop on several of the town's secrets.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* Parodied by Music/WeirdAlYankovic in his [[ShaggyDogStory Shaggy Dog Epic]] ''Albuquerque'':
-->"That snorkel's been just like a snorkel to me!"
* Also parodied in Creator/CheechAndChong's "Basketball Jones" by Tyrone Shoelaces.
-->"That basketball...was like a basketball to me!"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
* In ''Big TheMusical'', [=MacMillian=] sings of Josh, "My god, he's like the son I never had!" Josh notices a picture on [=MacMillian=]'s desk and asks, "Who's that?" "That's the son I had," [=MacMillian=] replies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
-->'''Hank:''' He was like the son I never had until I actually had one.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Arnold makes friends with a baseball-loving millionaire who says he is "like the son he never had." Then Arnold finds out the man actually ''does'' have a son, and spends the rest of the episode trying to help the two of them find a way to connect with each other.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', the mayor tells both Brent and Flint that they're like sons to him, but it is clear he's being insincere in both instances.
-->"And without further ado, our town's hero and my metaphorical son, Flint Lockwood!"
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''
-->'''Glenn the Janitor:''' Ponce was like a son to me, probably because he was my foster son.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Doofenshmirtz's dad had a dog named Only Son that he considered like the son he never had, despite the fact that he already had a son (and would later have another).
** [[KickTheDog Norm]] is ''not'' this to Doof himself.
** In "Minor Monogram":
--->'''Major Monogram:''' Did I ever tell you you're like the son I never had?\\
'''[[TheIntern Carl]]:''' Really, sir??\\
'''Major Monogram:''' Yes. It's because you're so ''unlike'' the son that I ''did'' have.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', the Marquez family treats Boots like one of their own, although Boots has two loving parents.
* Carl almost says this to Meatwad on ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' while trying to get his ticket to the Super Bowl, but reconsiders mid-sentence, resulting in:
--> "Ever since my son was...never conceived because I never had consensual sex without money involved, I've looked at you as a... a thing I could live next door to, in accordance with state law. Now are we going to the Super Bowl or not?"
* [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Vlad Plasmius]], once he discovered Danny's ghost powers, wanted Danny to be his son. However, Danny refused since Vlad wanted to kill Danny's biological father and marry his mother. Even more of a subversion when Danny destroys his chances of creating a Danny clone and continually fights him. It gets to a point in the show when he stops pursuing him and wants to make his life miserable and maybe kill him.
* In the first episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Dilbert}}'', the CEO is firing an employee:
--> '''CEO''': Bob, you're like a son to me.\\
'''Bob''': You don't have a son.\\
'''CEO''': That's where I'm headed here.
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[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* In the English dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', during the anime-only Virtual Nightmare Arc, the VirtualGhost of Seto Kaiba's [[AbusiveParents abusive adoptive father]] angrily tells Seto he treated him better than his own son.
-->'''Seto:''' Thanks. For nothing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comics]]
* In the newspaper-comic {{Drabble}}, Norm makes his father a sundae, prompted this exchange:
-->'''Ralph:''' Wow, thanks, Norm! You're like a son to me!
-->'''Norm:''' Dad, I ''am'' your son!
-->'''Ralph:''' *clearly not paying attention, focused on eating* Oh, yeah huh.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* ''What Happens in Vegas''
-->'''Jack Fuller Sr.:''' You're like a son to me.\\
'''Jack Fuller:''' Dad, I am your son.
* ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''
-->'''Kasper Gutman''': I couldn't be fonder of you if you were my own son. But, well, if you lose a son, it's possible to get another. There's only one Maltese Falcon.
* In ''[[TheFilmOfTheSeries Sgt. Bilko]]'':
--->'''Bilko:'''(lovingly spoken) Ah, Doberman. The son I never wanted.
--->[[CompletelyMissingThePoint *Doberman seems delighted to hear this*]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Hunter says that Junior becoming boss will make him like a son to him, even describing him as a "sonployee". [[spoiler: This doesn't stop him from dropping Junior like a hot rock when he finds out that [[MakesSenseInContext Junior accidentally made a baby.]]]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' and its sequels, Athos sometimes calls D'Artagnan "my son" in moments of great affection, even after he has a real son.
* Tunstall tells this to Beka in the third ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' book. In the first book, he ''did'' say that he'd wanted a Puppy for years and it was only Goodwin's reluctance that prevented it, [[spoiler:but the moment is pretty well ruined by the fact that he's just betrayed Beka and is trying to kill her]].
* ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'': An untrustworthy slaver boasts that he will treat his latest set of captives -- including Lucy, Edmund, Eustace Scrubb, and the young King Caspian -- as though they were his own children. Lord Bern sarcastically replies, "That's likely enough to be true."
* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Artemis creates an AI and sells it to crooked businessman Jon Spiro. Later, Spiro notes it's like the brother he never had. A henchman confusedly says he thought Spiro did have a brother, so Spiro amends it to "a brother I actually like".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Subverted in the last episode of ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder Goes Forth]]'', where General Melchett tells Kevin Darling that he's "like a son to him" - not a favorite son, though.
--> "Lord no, more a sort of illegitimate back-stair sort of sprog. Y'know, the sort of spotty squid that nobody really likes."
* Parodied in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' when GOB refers to ''his son'' as "the father I never had".
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' telemovie, the Master claims Chang Lee is "the son I've always yearned for." The Doctor is not convinced ("Oh, ''please''.") -- and moments later, the Master snaps Lee's neck.
* From ''Series/InPlainSight'' as Rafael is moving in with the Shannons [[spoiler: before marrying Mary]]
--> '''Brandi''': So I guess I'm like the little sister you never had, huh?
--> '''Rafael''': I have three sisters. All little.
** Later deconstructed, impressively. One of the witnesses flips on his criminal buddies after they kill the "son he never had" . . . except the witness had a son, who he couldn't connect with or accept, and who was rightfully jealous of the son substitute. Their relationship is . . . messy.
* From a deleted scene from ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'':
-->'''Eddie''': Bret, I like you. You're like a son to me. You remind me of my niece.
* On ''Series/That70sShow,'' Kelso wants to buy a great car from Leo. As they're about to make the final deal, however, Leo recalls that he had originally planned to give that car to his long-lost son and said that he couldn't bear to sell it, which Kelso can understand. Leo then immediately ''gives'' the car to Hyde, calling him the son he never had (as opposed to that long-lost son that he ''did'' have). Needless to say, Kelso was annoyed.
* In one episode of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' between Max's conscience and his mom.
--> '''Theresa:''' "You're like the son I don't regret having!"
--> '''Max:''' "Oh, she means Justin."
* In the ''Series/{{Haven}}'' episode "Speak No Evil", Vince Teagues tried to claim Dwight Hendrickson was the son he never had, but Dwight was not impressed, and was annoyed by Vince keeping him LockedOutOfTheLoop on several of the town's secrets.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* Parodied by Music/WeirdAlYankovic in his [[ShaggyDogStory Shaggy Dog Epic]] ''Albuquerque'':
-->"That snorkel's been just like a snorkel to me!"
* Also parodied in Creator/CheechAndChong's "Basketball Jones" by Tyrone Shoelaces.
-->"That basketball...was like a basketball to me!"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
* In ''Big TheMusical'', [=MacMillian=] sings of Josh, "My god, he's like the son I never had!" Josh notices a picture on [=MacMillian=]'s desk and asks, "Who's that?" "That's the son I had," [=MacMillian=] replies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
-->'''Hank:''' He was like the son I never had until I actually had one.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Arnold makes friends with a baseball-loving millionaire who says he is "like the son he never had." Then Arnold finds out the man actually ''does'' have a son, and spends the rest of the episode trying to help the two of them find a way to connect with each other.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', the mayor tells both Brent and Flint that they're like sons to him, but it is clear he's being insincere in both instances.
-->"And without further ado, our town's hero and my metaphorical son, Flint Lockwood!"
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''
-->'''Glenn the Janitor:''' Ponce was like a son to me, probably because he was my foster son.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Doofenshmirtz's dad had a dog named Only Son that he considered like the son he never had, despite the fact that he already had a son (and would later have another).
** [[KickTheDog Norm]] is ''not'' this to Doof himself.
** In "Minor Monogram":
--->'''Major Monogram:''' Did I ever tell you you're like the son I never had?\\
'''[[TheIntern Carl]]:''' Really, sir??\\
'''Major Monogram:''' Yes. It's because you're so ''unlike'' the son that I ''did'' have.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', the Marquez family treats Boots like one of their own, although Boots has two loving parents.
* Carl almost says this to Meatwad on ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' while trying to get his ticket to the Super Bowl, but reconsiders mid-sentence, resulting in:
--> "Ever since my son was...never conceived because I never had consensual sex without money involved, I've looked at you as a... a thing I could live next door to, in accordance with state law. Now are we going to the Super Bowl or not?"
* [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Vlad Plasmius]], once he discovered Danny's ghost powers, wanted Danny to be his son. However, Danny refused since Vlad wanted to kill Danny's biological father and marry his mother. Even more of a subversion when Danny destroys his chances of creating a Danny clone and continually fights him. It gets to a point in the show when he stops pursuing him and wants to make his life miserable and maybe kill him.
* In the first episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Dilbert}}'', the CEO is firing an employee:
--> '''CEO''': Bob, you're like a son to me.\\
'''Bob''': You don't have a son.\\
'''CEO''': That's where I'm headed here.
[[/folder]]
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15th Feb '18 1:55:55 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Though never said out loud, it's pretty clear that Mitchell Ellison views [[Creator/DeborahAnnWoll Karen Page]] as one after he hires her on to [[HotScoop fill Ben Urich's shoes]].

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** Though never said out loud, it's pretty clear that Mitchell Ellison views [[Creator/DeborahAnnWoll Karen Page]] as one after he hires her on to [[HotScoop fill Ben Urich's shoes]].shoes.
22nd Jan '18 5:49:12 AM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Artemis creates an AI and sells it to crooked businessman Jon Spiro. Later, Spiro notes it's like the brother he never had. A henchman confusedly says he thought Spiro did have a brother, so Spiro amends it to "a brother I actually like".
12th Jan '18 4:01:52 PM Raidrik
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* While not directly said, ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' more or less has it implied Godzilla Junior sees his student Mariner Moon as a daughter he never got to have. She returns the sentiment given her parents are far away and unable to visit.
19th Dec '17 1:19:53 PM ChaoticNovelist
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A protagonist would absolutely ''kill'' to hear this from their WellDoneSonGuy, if they've got one.

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A protagonist character would absolutely ''kill'' to hear this from their WellDoneSonGuy, if they've got one.



* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has Michael de Santa and Franklin Clinton, two of the protagonists. Whilst Michael sees Franklin as the son he never had, Franklin looks up to Michael as a father figure of sorts and a mentor in being a much better criminal.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has Michael de Santa and Franklin Clinton, two of the protagonists.MainCharacters. Whilst Michael sees Franklin as the son he never had, Franklin looks up to Michael as a father figure of sorts and a mentor in being a much better criminal.
17th Dec '17 11:37:20 AM DustSnitch
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** The second is [[BadassGrandpa Jiraiya]], who often treated Naruto like a grandson. This relationship is later confirmed after Jiraiya's death by Iruka, who tells Naruto that Jiraiya was always bragging about him and had mentioned multiple times that he thought of Naruto as a grandson.

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** The second is [[BadassGrandpa Jiraiya]], Jiraiya, who often treated Naruto like a grandson. This relationship is later confirmed after Jiraiya's death by Iruka, who tells Naruto that Jiraiya was always bragging about him and had mentioned multiple times that he thought of Naruto as a grandson.
10th Dec '17 3:41:13 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Dorephan, King of the [[FishPeople Zora]], saw Link as a son back when they first knew each other a century ago, and he's understandably sad to find out the latter [[AmnesiacHero no longer remembers him]]. [[spoiler:The fact that Dorephan's daughter Mipha had a ChildhoodFriendRomance with Link, which could have led to the Hylian being his son-in-law, is likely a major reason.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'':
**
Dorephan, King of the [[FishPeople Zora]], saw Link as a son back when they first knew each other a century ago, and he's understandably sad to find out the latter [[AmnesiacHero no longer remembers him]]. [[spoiler:The fact that Dorephan's daughter Mipha had a ChildhoodFriendRomance with Link, which could have led to the Hylian being his son-in-law, is likely a major reason.]]]]
** The Champions Ballad DLC revealed that Lady Urbosa was a close personal friend of Zelda's mother, and came to view Zelda as a daughter after the latter's death (even addressing Zelda with the same "little bird" nickname that the queen used to use).
16th Nov '17 10:28:29 AM DustSnitch
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* Virgil of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' begins to address the AuthorAvatar, Dante, as "my son" by the time they reach Inferno's fire-blood lake. The address fits, since Virgil has to hold Dante's hand like a possessive father while guiding him through lust-tornados, suicide-forests, and less mundane challenges. By ''Purgatorio'', Dante returns the sentiment as he begins to address Virgil as "father," right up until Virgil has to return to Hell while Dante goes to meet {{God}}.

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* Virgil of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' begins to address the AuthorAvatar, Dante, as "my son" by the time they reach Inferno's fire-blood lake. The address fits, since Virgil has to hold Dante's hand like a possessive father while guiding him through lust-tornados, lust-tornadoes, suicide-forests, and less mundane challenges. By ''Purgatorio'', Dante returns the sentiment as he begins to address Virgil as "father," right up until Virgil has to return to Hell while Dante goes to meet {{God}}.
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* Virgil of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' begins to address the AuthorAvatar, Dante, as "my son" by the time they reach Inferno's fire-blood lake. The address fits, since Virgil has to hold Dante's hand like a possessive father while guiding him through lust-tornados, suicide-forests, and less mundane challenges. By ''Purgatorio'', Dante returns the sentiment as he begins to address Virgil as "father," right up until Virgil has to return to Hell while Dante goes to meet {{God}}.
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