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22nd Apr '16 12:53:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Mentioned in the ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' ExpandedUniverse novelizations. One of the chapter quotes mentions that Max Sterling had taken over the familial and maternal roles, since his wife was from a race of ArtificialHumans with no concept of childbirth or childcare. When a visitor asked if she could hold the baby, Miriya threw him at her. The latter actually happens in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortress''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', where Miriya cheerfully lobs her newborn daughter to Misa[=/=]Lisa - while Max looks on, smiling.

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* Mentioned in the ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' ExpandedUniverse novelizations. One of the chapter quotes mentions that Max Sterling had taken over the familial and maternal roles, since his wife was from a race of ArtificialHumans with no concept of childbirth or childcare. When a visitor asked if she could hold the baby, Miriya threw him at her. The latter actually happens in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortress''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', where Miriya cheerfully lobs her newborn daughter to Misa[=/=]Lisa - while Max looks on, smiling.
22nd Apr '16 12:53:09 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Mentioned in the {{Anime/Robotech}} ExpandedUniverse novelizations. One of the chapter quotes mentions that Max Sterling had taken over the familial and maternal roles, since his wife was from a race of ArtificialHumans with no concept of childbirth or childcare. When a visitor asked if she could hold the baby, Miriya threw him at her. The latter actually happens in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', where Miriya cheerfully lobs her newborn daughter to Misa[=/=]Lisa - while Max looks on, smiling.

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* Mentioned in the {{Anime/Robotech}} ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' ExpandedUniverse novelizations. One of the chapter quotes mentions that Max Sterling had taken over the familial and maternal roles, since his wife was from a race of ArtificialHumans with no concept of childbirth or childcare. When a visitor asked if she could hold the baby, Miriya threw him at her. The latter actually happens in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortress''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', where Miriya cheerfully lobs her newborn daughter to Misa[=/=]Lisa - while Max looks on, smiling.
5th Apr '16 1:57:11 PM Willbyr
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-->-'''Prissy''', ''GoneWithTheWind''

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-->-'''Prissy''', -->-- '''Prissy''', ''GoneWithTheWind''



* In the ''TenchiMuyo'' episode "Hello, Baby", none of the girls in the Masaki household has a clue how to look after a baby - until Washu decides to take charge. [[spoiler:Namely because she's done this before.]]
* ''[[Anime/OjamajoDoremi Ojamajo Doremi Sharp]]'' - how the hell would a kid know how to take care of a newborn (thankfully, the parents did help out a bit with this starting out)? Momoko went through some of the same trouble in ''Motto'', and moreso because the other girls were now pretty experienced at this.

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* In the ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' episode "Hello, Baby", none of the girls in the Masaki household has a clue how to look after a baby - until Washu decides to take charge. [[spoiler:Namely because she's done this before.]]
* ''[[Anime/OjamajoDoremi Ojamajo Doremi Sharp]]'' ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi Sharp'' - how the hell would a kid know how to take care of a newborn (thankfully, the parents did help out a bit with this starting out)? Momoko went through some of the same trouble in ''Motto'', and moreso because the other girls were now pretty experienced at this.



* [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Given her background]] and [[TheOphelia her current state,]] post-Eclipse Casca from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' actually averts this trope, as she is seen to take care of the mysterious moonchild [[spoiler: implied to be her own child]] very well. Her lover, Guts, [[RaisedByDudes on the other hand...]]

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* [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Given her background]] and [[TheOphelia her current state,]] state]], post-Eclipse Casca from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' actually averts this trope, as she is seen to take care of the mysterious moonchild [[spoiler: implied [[spoiler:implied to be her own child]] very well. Her lover, Guts, [[RaisedByDudes on the other hand...]]



* Rosa, from ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' will always be [[MemeticMutation BEST MOM EVER]], including [[spoiler:making her own kid willing to kill her horribly]] in one arc, though that's implied to be AllJustADream.

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* Rosa, from ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' will always be [[MemeticMutation BEST MOM EVER]], including [[spoiler:making her own kid willing to kill her horribly]] in one arc, though that's implied to be AllJustADream.
1st Apr '16 3:27:10 PM ironballs16
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** Luann knew absolutely nothing about baby care in the episode where she gave birth, due to all her information being from Peggy and thus severely outdated and dangerous as a result. When Luanne and Lucky practice parenting on Bobby they make him so confused and exasperated (they literally give him mixed messages, one after another) he proclaims them to be completely useless at at it.

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** Luann knew absolutely nothing about baby care in the episode where she gave birth, due to [[KnowNothingKnowItAll all her information being from Peggy Peggy]] and thus severely outdated and dangerous as a result. When Luanne and Lucky practice parenting on Bobby they make him so confused and exasperated (they literally give him mixed messages, one after another) he proclaims them to be completely useless at at it.
9th Mar '16 1:21:08 PM Hossmeister
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* ''MurphyBrown'', full stop. She eventually settles into the role, but not without embellishing it with her own unique twists first.

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* ''MurphyBrown'', ''Series/MurphyBrown'', full stop. She eventually settles into the role, but not without embellishing it with her own unique twists first.
29th Feb '16 11:25:16 AM MsChibi
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* Happens to Earl and Joy in ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' with Dodge. Justified, though, as Dodge had [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_colic colic]]. Later episodes occasionally show Joy still in this trope. Earl is a little more ambiguous, because [[{{Jerkass}} Joy]] tricked him into signing away not only the trailer-home they once shared, but custody of the kids, when she divorced him.
28th Nov '15 5:50:00 PM nombretomado
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* This is subverted with Cheshire from ''TeenTitans'' and ''SecretSix''. There've been moments where she's seen as somewhat loving and nurturing towards her daughter Lian, but it's blatantly implied that Jade has no actual love for either of her children beyond simply using them to keep their dads under her control when the situation calls for it. So it's more that she knows when to ''pretend'' to not be maternally challenged.

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* This is subverted with Cheshire from ''TeenTitans'' and ''SecretSix''.''ComicBook/SecretSix''. There've been moments where she's seen as somewhat loving and nurturing towards her daughter Lian, but it's blatantly implied that Jade has no actual love for either of her children beyond simply using them to keep their dads under her control when the situation calls for it. So it's more that she knows when to ''pretend'' to not be maternally challenged.
24th Nov '15 2:04:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Diane Keaton's character in the 1987 film ''BabyBoom''.
* In ''ThreeMenAndABaby'' (released the same year, oddly enough), one of the men asked a girlfriend for advice on taking care of the baby, expecting that she would know what to do. She didn't.
* The titular character in ''{{Enid}}'', a biography on the life of Enid Blyton. When her baby starts crying she just stares at it, completely ignorant of what to do. In the end, she picks up the dog.

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* Diane Keaton's character in the 1987 film ''BabyBoom''.
''Film/BabyBoom''.
* In ''ThreeMenAndABaby'' ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby'' (released the same year, oddly enough), one of the men asked a girlfriend for advice on taking care of the baby, expecting that she would know what to do. She didn't.
* The titular character in ''{{Enid}}'', ''Film/{{Enid}}'', a biography on the life of Enid Blyton. When her baby starts crying she just stares at it, completely ignorant of what to do. In the end, she picks up the dog.
14th Nov '15 5:35:20 PM nombretomado
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* Mentioned in the {{Robotech}} ExpandedUniverse novelizations. One of the chapter quotes mentions that Max Sterling had taken over the familial and maternal roles, since his wife was from a race of ArtificialHumans with no concept of childbirth or childcare. When a visitor asked if she could hold the baby, Miriya threw him at her. The latter actually happens in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', where Miriya cheerfully lobs her newborn daughter to Misa[=/=]Lisa - while Max looks on, smiling.

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* Mentioned in the {{Robotech}} {{Anime/Robotech}} ExpandedUniverse novelizations. One of the chapter quotes mentions that Max Sterling had taken over the familial and maternal roles, since his wife was from a race of ArtificialHumans with no concept of childbirth or childcare. When a visitor asked if she could hold the baby, Miriya threw him at her. The latter actually happens in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', where Miriya cheerfully lobs her newborn daughter to Misa[=/=]Lisa - while Max looks on, smiling.
26th Oct '15 1:11:46 PM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': Inverted by ''[[PsychoForHire Barracuda]]'' of all people: having kidnapped Frank Castle's illegitimate daughter as bait, he proceeds to actually take good care of her, due to being the eldest sibling in his family he knows how to take care of toddlers.
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