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27th Nov '17 11:28:34 PM Octorok103
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' features [[spoiler:Dr. Madeline Bergman, director of the Bottle Ship's secret bioweapons program. In order to control the Metroids that they had been breeding, her team decided to create an [[AIIsACrapshoot AI]] based on [[GreaterScopeVillain Mother Brain]]. They placed the AI, dubbed "MB", in a gynoid body under the belief that it would foster a maternal bond with the Metroids, which seemed less risky than a dominance-based relationship. Naturally, the scientists started anthropomorphizing their creation, to the point where Madeline treated her as a daughter and named her Melissa. However, unlike most examples of this trope, Madeline's maternal feelings weren't strong enough to persuade her to stand up for MB when things went pear-shaped; faced with MB developing emotions, the scientists opted to alter her programming rather than risk her jeopardizing the missions, and Madeline stood on the sidelines rather than intervene. MB did ''not'' take this well, and what had been fairly minor rebellion up until that point [[NiceJobBreakingItHero became genocidal rage]].]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' features Margulis, [[spoiler:an Orokin Archimedean who served as a surrogate mother to the Tenno following the Zariman Ten-Zero incident. While the rest of the Orokin wanted to kill the Tenno for fear of their power, Margulis argued to spare them, and eventually developed the Transference process and Warframes to allow the Tenno to channel their power safely. Tragically, while the Orokin did decide to spare the Tenno, Margulis herself wasn't so lucky; in what is heavily implied to be retaliation for her defense of the Tenno, she was executed as a criminal, which likely contributed to the later rebellion by the Tenno that would destroy the Orokin Empire once and for all.]]
4th Nov '17 1:57:30 PM eroock
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Note that regardless of the gendered implications of motherly, the '''Fatherly Scientist''' is also not uncommon, as the focus is largely on the scientist's conscious decision, with or without struggle, to reject treating the creature, creation, or just plain human being as a mere test subject for experimentation, choosing instead to forge and nurture a familial bond with them once it is acknowledged that the subject is capable of experiencing a range of emotions like any other. For the sake of consistency, however, the scientist will, for the large part, heretofore be referred to as female.

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Note that regardless of the gendered implications of motherly, the '''Fatherly Scientist''' Fatherly Scientist is also not uncommon, as the focus is largely on the scientist's conscious decision, with or without struggle, to reject treating the creature, creation, or just plain human being as a mere test subject for experimentation, choosing instead to forge and nurture a familial bond with them once it is acknowledged that the subject is capable of experiencing a range of emotions like any other. For the sake of consistency, however, the scientist will, for the large part, heretofore be referred to as female.
4th Nov '17 1:57:15 PM eroock
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Meet the '''Motherly Scientist''': Frequently feeling compassion for the test subjects (sometimes not always embracing that compassion until it's too late), the motherly scientist is usually [[NaiveNewcomer the first to ask]] that the test subjects be given a humane treatment.

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Meet the '''Motherly Scientist''': Motherly Scientist: Frequently feeling compassion for the test subjects (sometimes not always embracing that compassion until it's too late), the motherly scientist is usually [[NaiveNewcomer the first to ask]] that the test subjects be given a humane treatment.
22nd Oct '17 10:12:17 PM Twiddler
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** Professor X. Parent figure to ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and most of the team.

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** Professor X. Parent X, parent figure to ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and most of the team.
22nd Oct '17 10:11:41 PM Twiddler
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* Professor X from the ComicBook/XMen, of course! Parent figure to ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and most of the team.
* Doctor Sarah Kinney (ComicBook/{{X 23}}'s surrogate mother), also from ''ComicBook/XMen''.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'':
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Professor X from the ComicBook/XMen, of course! X. Parent figure to ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and most of the team.
* ** Doctor Sarah Kinney (ComicBook/{{X 23}}'s surrogate mother), also from ''ComicBook/XMen''.mother).
12th Oct '17 12:31:07 AM EmperorZim
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* Dr. Gustav Brackman from ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' sees all [[HollywoodCyborg Cybrans]] as his children.

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* Dr. Gustav Brackman from ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' sees all [[HollywoodCyborg Cybrans]] as his children. [[spoiler: In the case of the Cybran player character, it turns out this is more literal, since it's eventually revealed that he's Brackman's clone.]]
11th Oct '17 7:24:52 PM thatother1dude
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* Professor Venomous from WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes is a interesting male example; Venomous is a villain that apparently created Fink. Though he doesn't refer to her as his child and instead just calls her a "minion", he pretty much treats her as if she was his own child.

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* Professor Venomous from WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' is a interesting male example; Venomous is a villain that apparently created Fink. Though he doesn't refer to her as his child and instead just calls her a "minion", he pretty much treats her as if she was his own child.
28th Sep '17 3:35:35 PM ectostar
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--> '''Galatea:''' ''(hugs Hamilton)'' Goodbye, Daddy.
--> ''(Hamilton's eyes widen, then he looks on forlornly as Galatea leaves)''

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--> '''Galatea:''' ''(hugs Hamilton)'' Goodbye, Daddy.
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Daddy.\\
''(Hamilton's eyes widen, then he looks on forlornly as Galatea leaves)''leaves)''
* Professor Venomous from WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes is a interesting male example; Venomous is a villain that apparently created Fink. Though he doesn't refer to her as his child and instead just calls her a "minion", he pretty much treats her as if she was his own child.
29th Aug '17 4:18:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Dr. Noonien Soong is the roboticist who created the androids Data and his brother Lore (in his own image, by the way) and regards himself as a father to both of them. A later episode reveals that he had a wife, Juliana, who helped him in his experiments as well as considered herself Data's mother, pretty much forming a full nuclear family unit.
2nd Aug '17 5:51:39 PM nombretomado
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The trope can contain [[XMeetsY one or more of the following]] scenarios, depending on the scientist's personality and background. (And as evident within these scenarios, the role isn't limited to a scientific researcher, but also doctor, technician--and even farther flung, priest or ''magic-user''--as long as there is a strict set of rules, obligations, expectations or beliefs that the motherly figure turns her back to in order to treat the subject with care.)

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The trope can contain [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY one or more of the following]] scenarios, depending on the scientist's personality and background. (And as evident within these scenarios, the role isn't limited to a scientific researcher, but also doctor, technician--and even farther flung, priest or ''magic-user''--as long as there is a strict set of rules, obligations, expectations or beliefs that the motherly figure turns her back to in order to treat the subject with care.)
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