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21st Jun '17 10:18:16 AM N1KF
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** The kids are this to their Grunkles, especially Mabel. They help bring out the best in them.

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** The kids are this to their Grunkles, Grunkle Stan and [[spoiler:Ford]], especially Mabel. They help bring out the best in them.
20th Jun '17 6:58:29 PM Troperr2016
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** Kratos gains another such pet in the PS4 reboot/sequel in the form of his son, Atreus whom Kratos mentors to survive.
14th Jun '17 6:14:10 PM creader
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* Yubaba's son Buu plays this role in ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', being the only person she cares more for than money. In fact, when Haku implied that he had taken Buu away (when he didn't), she went full MamaBear on him to find out where her baby was.

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* Yubaba's son Buu Boh plays this role in ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', being the only person she cares more for than money. In fact, when Haku implied that he had taken Buu away (when he didn't), she went full MamaBear on him to find out where her baby was.
27th May '17 9:04:40 PM redandready45
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* ''FanFic/HeiroftheNightmare'': [[DarkIsEvil Nightmare Moon]] is a brutal being, but she is very kind toward [[spoiler: her daughter Twilight]]. It becomes increasingly deconstructed, [[spoiler: as she ends up turning Twilight against her with her excessive brutality toward her friends, and when Twilight [[CallingTheOldManOut refuses to stand beside her as princess and calls her out, well, things go very badly]]...]].

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* ''FanFic/HeiroftheNightmare'': ''[[FanFic/HeiroftheNightmare Heir of the Nightmare]]'': [[DarkIsEvil Nightmare Moon]] is a brutal being, but she is very kind toward [[spoiler: her daughter Twilight]]. It becomes increasingly deconstructed, [[spoiler: as she ends up turning Twilight against her with her excessive brutality toward her friends, and when Twilight [[CallingTheOldManOut refuses to stand beside her as princess and calls her out, well, things go very badly]]...]].
27th May '17 9:03:13 PM redandready45
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* ''FanFic/HeiroftheNightmare'': [[DarkIsEvil Nightmare Moon]] is a brutal being, but she is very kind toward [[spoiler: her daughter Twilight]]. It becomes increasingly deconstructed, [[spoiler: as she ends up turning Twilight against her with her excessive brutality, and when Twilight [[CallingTheOldManOut refuses to stand beside her as princess and calls her out, well, things go very badly]]...]].

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* ''FanFic/HeiroftheNightmare'': [[DarkIsEvil Nightmare Moon]] is a brutal being, but she is very kind toward [[spoiler: her daughter Twilight]]. It becomes increasingly deconstructed, [[spoiler: as she ends up turning Twilight against her with her excessive brutality, brutality toward her friends, and when Twilight [[CallingTheOldManOut refuses to stand beside her as princess and calls her out, well, things go very badly]]...]].
21st May '17 9:09:42 PM tenkyou-wa-koushiki
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* Another case like Kari and Gatomon is in ''Anime/DigimonUniverseApplimonsters''. While Yuujin is the one that usually acts like a loving parent toward Offmon, it goes the other way around once Offmon evolves. [[spoiler: Shutmon, with its uncontrolable desire to destroy everything, manages to change himself as a protector instead of destroyer, all because of Yuujin’s trust in him. Though they both must go through KickTheMoralityPet situation at first.]]
19th May '17 9:11:02 PM karategal
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* In ''Series/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Peter Quill is this to adoptive father and amoral SpacePirate Yondu Udonta. Several Ravagers note that [[OneManArmy Yondu]] immediately becomes "soft" when Peter's involved and it's revealed in ''Vol. 2'' that he refused to hand Peter over to [[spoiler: his birth father, [[OmnicidalManiac Ego the Living Planet]]]], because of how much he cared for the Terran boy. Yondu's love for Peter is pretty much his only redeeming quality, and the one thing he does selflessly is [[spoiler: to sacrifice his life to save Peter from suffocating in space]].

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* In ''Series/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Peter Quill is this to adoptive father and amoral SpacePirate Yondu Udonta. Several Ravagers note that [[OneManArmy Yondu]] Yondu immediately becomes "soft" when Peter's involved and it's revealed in ''Vol. 2'' that he even refused to hand Peter over to [[spoiler: his birth father, [[OmnicidalManiac Ego the Living Planet]]]], because of how much he cared for the Terran boy.Planet]]]]. Yondu's love for Peter is pretty much his only redeeming quality, and the one thing he does selflessly is [[spoiler: to sacrifice his life to save Peter from suffocating in space]].



* In ''Literature/DragonBones'' Oreg acts as one of those. There is a brief moment where Ward considers to help some nobles re-capture a slave that fled to his lands. Then he remembers Oreg's suffering, and decides that slavery is wrong, period, and he will face all the difficulties this decision entails. Having another "human" being completely at his mercy (Oreg is magically bound to him and he can't change that) helps Ward to be a better man than he might otherwise be - he could not bear the thought that his slave fears him.

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'' Oreg acts as one of those. There is a brief moment where Ward considers to help some nobles re-capture a slave that fled to his lands. Then he remembers Oreg's suffering, and decides that slavery is wrong, period, and he will face all the difficulties this decision entails. Having another "human" being completely at his mercy (Oreg is magically bound to him and he can't change that) helps Ward to be a better man than he might otherwise be - -- he could not bear the thought that his slave fears him.



* Clary for Jace in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' - [[spoiler: The reason he didn't go with Valentine through the Portal in ''City of Bones'' was because he was thinking of Clary.]]

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* Clary for Jace in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' - -- [[spoiler: The reason he didn't go with Valentine through the Portal in ''City of Bones'' was because he was thinking of Clary.]]



** Brienne for Jaime Lannister. After his HeelFaceTurn, Jaime actually pretty much gathers up a Morality Menagerie - Pia, his squires, [[BigBrotherInstinct Tyrion]], Tommen, and Myrcella all inspire feelings of devotion and affection in him.

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** Brienne for Jaime Lannister. After his HeelFaceTurn, Jaime actually pretty much gathers up a Morality Menagerie - -- Pia, his squires, [[BigBrotherInstinct Tyrion]], Tommen, and Myrcella all inspire feelings of devotion and affection in him.



** The Doctor tends to need companions to do this for him. As WebSite/SFDebris noted, this was apparent from his earliest appearance in the Classic Series, when the First Doctor was ready to bash an injured man's head in to save his own hide and only stopped by the intervention by the human he'd previously disparaged for being a ''primitive'' in comparison to himself. A more understated example is Jo, who the Third Doctor's obvious nurturing of tends to soften his rudeness towards her and others. "The Deadly Assassin" veered into darker territory with the Fourth Doctor, which took place immediately after the departure of Sarah-Jane Smith and wherein the Doctor had no companion for the duration of the story, and he soon [[LighterAndSofter cheers up again]] after spending time with Leela and picking up K-9. The new series makes this dynamic more explicit - after he loses Rose and Donna initially decides not to go with him, she tells the Tenth Doctor to find someone because sometimes he "needs someone to stop [him]" from [[KnightTemplar going too far]], and when he stops taking companions he [[AGodAmI goes]] [[AntiHero off]] [[CharacterDevelopment the deep end]].

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** The Doctor tends to need companions to do this for him. As WebSite/SFDebris noted, this was apparent from his earliest appearance in the Classic Series, when the First Doctor was ready to bash an injured man's head in to save his own hide and only stopped by the intervention by the human he'd previously disparaged for being a ''primitive'' in comparison to himself. A more understated example is Jo, who the Third Doctor's obvious nurturing of tends to soften his rudeness towards her and others. "The Deadly Assassin" veered into darker territory with the Fourth Doctor, which took place immediately after the departure of Sarah-Jane Smith and wherein the Doctor had no companion for the duration of the story, and he soon [[LighterAndSofter cheers up again]] after spending time with Leela and picking up K-9. The new series makes this dynamic more explicit - -- after he loses Rose and Donna initially decides not to go with him, she tells the Tenth Doctor to find someone because sometimes he "needs someone to stop [him]" from [[KnightTemplar going too far]], and when he stops taking companions he [[AGodAmI goes]] [[AntiHero off]] [[CharacterDevelopment the deep end]].



** In Seasons 3-4 it is played straighter with Arya and Sandor "The Hound" Clegane, who spares a farmer after she pleads for him to do so and gradually treats her with increasing respect. Noticeably, the point where Sandor clearly gets on board with killing Polliver, is when he suggests trading Sandor a chicken in exchange for being able to rape Arya.

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** In Seasons 3-4 3-4, it is played straighter with Arya and Sandor "The Hound" Clegane, who spares a farmer after she pleads for him to do so and gradually treats her with increasing respect. Noticeably, the point where Sandor clearly gets on board with killing Polliver, is when he suggests trading Sandor a chicken in exchange for being able to rape Arya.



** A meta example - Ryan Murphy's other shows (''Nip/Tuck'', ''American Horror Story'') are intensely dark and disturbing. If you buy ''Glee'''s hopeful and optimistic message of inclusiveness as sincere, the show itself becomes this.

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** A meta example - -- Ryan Murphy's other shows (''Nip/Tuck'', ''American Horror Story'') are intensely dark and disturbing. If you buy ''Glee'''s hopeful and optimistic message of inclusiveness as sincere, the show itself becomes this.



** Also, Mrs Hudson - Sherlock may not count her as a friend, per se, but he is openly affectionate with her in a way he never is with anyone who is not John.

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** Also, Mrs Hudson - -- Sherlock may not count her as a friend, per se, but he is openly affectionate with her in a way he never is with anyone who is not John.



* When Wrestling/{{WWE}} wants to put Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio through a HeelFaceTurn, their formula is simple- have a heel assault his loyal manservant, Ricardo Rodriguez, and have Del Rio make with the RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the jerk who did it.

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* When Wrestling/{{WWE}} wants to put Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio through a HeelFaceTurn, their formula is simple- simple -- have a heel assault his loyal manservant, Ricardo Rodriguez, and have Del Rio make with the RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the jerk who did it.



* In most single-player video- or computer-game [=RPGs=], [=NPC=] party members aren't so much Morality Pet as they are Moral Compasses- good characters will approve of good actions and deride evil ones, and vice-versa - but the fact that, for example, the option remains for the PlayerCharacter's old friend from childhood to still be treated like a favorite sister even after they've taken down a kidnapping ring and set themselves up in its place probably makes many players feel warm and fuzzy inside.

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* In most single-player video- or computer-game [=RPGs=], [=NPC=] party members aren't so much Morality Pet as they are Moral Compasses- Compasses -- good characters will approve of good actions and deride evil ones, and vice-versa - -- but the fact that, for example, the option remains for the PlayerCharacter's old friend from childhood to still be treated like a favorite sister even after they've taken down a kidnapping ring and set themselves up in its place probably makes many players feel warm and fuzzy inside.



* ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' - Though not exactly inspiring Joel to greater heights of moral fibre, Ellie does give him a reason to live for, rather than simply survive.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' - -- Though not exactly inspiring Joel to greater heights of moral fibre, Ellie does give him a reason to live for, rather than simply survive.



* HGame ''Gibo - Stepmother's Sin'' has the main charactter, Yusuke, doing pretty much everything he can to get into his stepmother's pants. However, he also has a stepsister, Shiina. In order to get the better endings (here defined as ones where you don't turn into a total bastard), you need to treat Shiina well, making her into one of these. Even when he's being a dick, Yusuke still refers to Shiina in kind terms.

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* HGame ''Gibo - -- Stepmother's Sin'' has the main charactter, Yusuke, doing pretty much everything he can to get into his stepmother's pants. However, he also has a stepsister, Shiina. In order to get the better endings (here defined as ones where you don't turn into a total bastard), you need to treat Shiina well, making her into one of these. Even when he's being a dick, Yusuke still refers to Shiina in kind terms.



* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Furmentation}}'' - Alexi goes into a violent, psychopathic rage when his teddy bear is stolen, but having it doesn't seem to make him any nicer than usual.

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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Furmentation}}'' - -- Alexi goes into a violent, psychopathic rage when his teddy bear is stolen, but having it doesn't seem to make him any nicer than usual.



* The ''entire Crew'' act as this to Nights to some degree in ''Roleplay/{{AJCO}}'' - her genuine love for them is her most redeeming feature and is what sets her apart from A_J, who really couldn't care less about her employees.

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* The ''entire Crew'' act as this to Nights to some degree in ''Roleplay/{{AJCO}}'' - -- her genuine love for them is her most redeeming feature and is what sets her apart from A_J, who really couldn't care less about her employees.



** The Lemon Children seem to be this to the Lemongrabs. Normally the earls are rather rude and unpleasant, but they sincerely love their own children- perhaps even more than Princess Bubblegum loves ''them.''
** Very often Finn is a slightly {{downplayed}} version of this trope towards Jake. On several occasions, Jake would do some really questionable, sometimes despicable, or just really boneheaded things when left to his own devices - includes stealing, being randomly mean to people and bragging about his misdemeanors - and only stops being a jerk when Finn reasons with him.

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** The Lemon Children seem to be this to the Lemongrabs. Normally the earls are rather rude and unpleasant, but they sincerely love their own children- children -- perhaps even more than Princess Bubblegum loves ''them.''
** Very often Finn is a slightly {{downplayed}} version of this trope towards Jake. On several occasions, Jake would do some really questionable, sometimes despicable, or just really boneheaded things when left to his own devices - -- includes stealing, being randomly mean to people and bragging about his misdemeanors - -- and only stops being a jerk when Finn reasons with him.
19th May '17 9:03:56 PM karategal
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* [[Manga/VinlandSaga Askeladd]] has a rather unusual one - the country of Wales, [[SexSlave his]] [[SonOfAWhore mother's]] homeland that he would apparently rather die than see come to harm. [[spoiler: He actually killed King Sweyn in front of his vassals to prevent him from invading.]]

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* [[Manga/VinlandSaga Askeladd]] has a rather unusual one - -- the country of Wales, [[SexSlave his]] [[SonOfAWhore mother's]] homeland that he would apparently rather die than see come to harm. [[spoiler: He actually killed King Sweyn in front of his vassals to prevent him from invading.]]



* In ''Series/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Peter Quill is this to adoptive father and amoral SpacePirate Yondu Udonta. Several Ravagers note that [[OneManArmy Yondu]] immediately becomes "soft" when Peter's involved and it's revealed in ''Vol. 2'' that he refused to hand Peter over to [[spoiler: his birth father, [[OmnicidalManiac Ego the Living Planet]]]], because of how much he cared for the Terran boy. Yondu's love for Peter is pretty much his only redeeming quality, and the one thing he does selflessly is [[spoiler: to sacrifice his life to save Peter from suffocating in space]].



* ''Film/{{Predators}}'': Unlike [[AntiHero the rest of the cast]], Isabelle is clearly a [[GoodIsNotNice tough-minded but fundamentally moral person]]. So the fact that she persistently tags along with Royce--and trusts him despite his erratic loyalties--gives the strong indication to the audience that there may a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold decent person somewhere under Royce's mercenary exterior]], as does [[PetTheDog his behavior toward her]].

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* ''Film/{{Predators}}'': Unlike [[AntiHero the rest of the cast]], Isabelle is clearly a [[GoodIsNotNice tough-minded but fundamentally moral person]]. So the fact that she persistently tags along with Royce--and Royce -- and trusts him despite his erratic loyalties--gives loyalties -- gives the strong indication to the audience that there may a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold decent person somewhere under Royce's mercenary exterior]], as does [[PetTheDog his behavior toward her]].
16th May '17 7:37:02 PM mouschilight
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** And Yukimaru is this for Guren in the [[{{Filler}} Three-Tails Arc]].

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** And Yukimaru is this for Guren in the [[{{Filler}} Three-Tails Arc]].
15th May '17 12:44:49 PM creader
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