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7th Sep '16 1:11:42 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/OctaviaButler's Patternmaster 'verse, psychic parents ''cannot stand'' their own offspring, so all children are raised in boarding schools run by specialized psychics. They know who their parents are, but it's not important.

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* In Creator/OctaviaButler's Patternmaster ''Literature/{{Patternist}}'' 'verse, psychic parents ''cannot stand'' their own offspring, so all children are raised in boarding schools run by specialized psychics. They know who their parents are, but it's not important.
31st Aug '16 4:18:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Dispossessed'' by UrsulaKLeGuin.
** Also Orgoreyn in ''The Left Hand of Darkness''.

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Also Orgoreyn in ''The Left Hand of Darkness''.



* The Race from Harry Turtledove's ''WorldWar'' series work like this as a matter of necessity due to the fact that they have a mating season and lay eggs communally, so that not even the mothers know who their children are. An exception is made for the imperial family, as no females except the emperor's harem are allowed within his presence during the mating season to ensure that all his children can be accounted for (And he is the only one allowed to mate with them, to ensure that they're all his).

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* The Race from Harry Turtledove's ''WorldWar'' ''Literature/WorldWar'' series work like this as a matter of necessity due to the fact that they have a mating season and lay eggs communally, so that not even the mothers know who their children are. An exception is made for the imperial family, as no females except the emperor's harem are allowed within his presence during the mating season to ensure that all his children can be accounted for (And he is the only one allowed to mate with them, to ensure that they're all his).



* In OctaviaButler's Patternmaster 'verse, psychic parents ''cannot stand'' their own offspring, so all children are raised in boarding schools run by specialized psychics. They know who their parents are, but it's not important.

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* In OctaviaButler's Creator/OctaviaButler's Patternmaster 'verse, psychic parents ''cannot stand'' their own offspring, so all children are raised in boarding schools run by specialized psychics. They know who their parents are, but it's not important.
23rd Aug '16 3:35:21 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest,'' it is mentioned that Sangheili are raised by maternal uncles instead of their actual fathers.



* The Charr race from ''GuildWars'' and ''GuildWars2'' live and breath this trope. Charr cubs only stay with their mothers for a very short period before being given over to Fahrars; educational camps where they will learn how to fight, unify and define their own social structures within their future warband, which are the only family that Charr have. Cubs have an awareness of their parents, but adults have no hand or interest in the training and growth of their offspring. Loyalty to the warband and the High Legion their warband belongs to supersedes any blood tie.

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* The Charr race from ''GuildWars'' and ''GuildWars2'' live and breath this trope. Charr cubs only stay Qunari in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series do not associate mating with love and family as we understand it is a foreign concept. All children born into the Qun are raised by Tamassrans, the ruling female class responsible for the education of every child. When they reach 12 they are assigned their mothers role in life based on the evaluation of their abilities. Breeding is also overseen by the Tamassrans, deciding which individuals mate for a very short period before being given over to Fahrars; educational camps where they will learn how to fight, unify and define purely functional reasons. If two members of the Qun actually mate of their own social structures within their future warband, which accord and conceive a child, the parents are sent off for "reeducation" but the only family that Charr have. Cubs have an awareness of their parents, but adults have no hand or interest in the training and growth of their offspring. Loyalty to the warband and the High Legion their warband belongs to supersedes child is simply raised like any blood tie.other. The Qunari waste nothing.



* The Qunari in the Franchise/DragonAge series do not associate mating with love and family as we understand it is a foreign concept. All children born into the Qun are raised by Tamassrans, the ruling female class responsible for the education of every child. When they reach 12 they are assigned their role in life based on the evaluation of their abilities. Breeding is also overseen by the Tamassrans, deciding which individuals mate for purely functional reasons. If two members of the Qun actually mate of their own accord and conceive a child, the parents are sent off for "reeducation" but the child is simply raised like any other. The Qunari waste nothing.

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* The Qunari Charr race from ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' and ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' live and breath this trope. Charr cubs only stay with their mothers for a very short period before being given over to Fahrars; educational camps where they will learn how to fight, unify and define their own social structures within their future warband, which are the only family that Charr have. Cubs have an awareness of their parents, but adults have no hand or interest in the Franchise/DragonAge series do not associate mating with love training and family as we understand it is a foreign concept. All children born into growth of their offspring. Loyalty to the Qun warband and the High Legion their warband belongs to supersedes any blood tie.
* The Sangheili/Elites of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
are usually raised by Tamassrans, the ruling female class responsible for the education of every child. When they reach 12 they are assigned their role maternal uncles, in life based on the evaluation of their abilities. Breeding is also overseen by the Tamassrans, deciding which individuals mate for purely functional reasons. If two members of the Qun actually mate of their own accord and conceive a child, the parents are sent off for "reeducation" but the child is simply raised like any other. The Qunari waste nothing. order to minimize nepotism.
8th May '16 8:41:16 PM PaulA
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* AnneMcCaffrey is keen on this trope.
** Damia of the ''Talents'' series was fostered, sent away by her father when her mother couldn't keep track of her. While this isn't mandatory in this universe, it's certainly not frowned upon.

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* AnneMcCaffrey Creator/AnneMcCaffrey is keen on this trope.
** Damia of the ''Talents'' ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series was fostered, sent away by her father when her mother couldn't keep track of her. While this isn't mandatory in this universe, it's certainly not frowned upon.
5th Apr '16 2:56:01 PM BirdSpell
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**Taken to its logical conclusion when Ike accidentally employs [[spoiler:King Ashnard's biological son in killing his own father]].
22nd Nov '15 4:29:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SaintBeast'', angels are described as being created through the love of God and have no man-woman distinction so blood relationships are impossible. They all grow up together in what is supposed to be a utopian community. Humans and gods, however, can reproduce normally resulting in the half-human half-angels Kira and Maya, sons of Lucifer, and [[spoiler:[[AmnesiacGod Luca]], Zeus' son.]]

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* In ''SaintBeast'', ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'', angels are described as being created through the love of God and have no man-woman distinction so blood relationships are impossible. They all grow up together in what is supposed to be a utopian community. Humans and gods, however, can reproduce normally resulting in the half-human half-angels Kira and Maya, sons of Lucifer, and [[spoiler:[[AmnesiacGod Luca]], Zeus' son.]]
30th Oct '15 3:36:17 PM Specialist290
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* An extreme case is seen in ''The City And The Stars'' by Arthur C. Clark. In the city, Diaspar, new citizens are fabricated in near adult bodies by the Central Computer and then rather casually nurtured for twenty years by a randomly chosen 'Father' and 'Mother'. The only such 'family' we see is Alvin's and while Eriston and Etania are invariably described as 'kindly nonentities' Alvin clearly has a genuine affection for them and they apparently stand by him even though he's turned their world upside down.

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* An extreme case is seen in ''The City And The Stars'' ''Literature/TheCityAndTheStars'' by Arthur C. Clark. In the city, Diaspar, new citizens are fabricated in near adult bodies by the Central Computer and then rather casually nurtured for twenty years by a randomly chosen 'Father' and 'Mother'. The only such 'family' we see is Alvin's and while Eriston and Etania are invariably described as 'kindly nonentities' Alvin clearly has a genuine affection for them and they apparently stand by him even though he's turned their world upside down.
3rd Aug '15 11:49:06 PM MechWarrior
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**** What did you expect? It's {{Greg Weisman}}.

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**** What did you expect? It's {{Greg {{Creator/Greg Weisman}}.
14th Jun '15 4:58:06 PM nombretomado
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* The Green Martians in the first ''{{Barsoom}}'' book have their eggs taken by the elders, who chose the best to live. When they hatch, a randomly selected foster mother teaches the child to speak and a few other skills. John Carter sees this as hideously evil and the cause of much of their coldness. One Green Martian was conceived and reared in secret by her mother and knowing who her father is; she is much kinder than the rest. John Carter eventually reunites long suffering families after he leads the Green Martians in their conquest of the Red Martians.

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* The Green Martians in the first ''{{Barsoom}}'' ''Literature/{{Barsoom}}'' book have their eggs taken by the elders, who chose the best to live. When they hatch, a randomly selected foster mother teaches the child to speak and a few other skills. John Carter sees this as hideously evil and the cause of much of their coldness. One Green Martian was conceived and reared in secret by her mother and knowing who her father is; she is much kinder than the rest. John Carter eventually reunites long suffering families after he leads the Green Martians in their conquest of the Red Martians.
12th Jun '15 9:36:46 AM Willbyr
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* ''Warhammer40K'': Tau pairings are decided by genetic matchups and the child is raised alongside the others of its caste. However, there is no stigma one way or the other, and there are some Tau who take an interest in their progeny's acheivements.
* In MagicTheGathering, on the Plane of Tarkir, there is the Dhromoka clan. All humanoids in the clan are raised communally, with no knowledge of who their parents are. This is likely to prevent ancestor worship, which was a large part of Dhromoka's predecessor the Abzan, but the leader of the current clan views as necromancy (since the spirits of the ancestors may be called upon in times of need). Nevertheless, some still practice the old ways in secret.

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* ''Warhammer40K'': ''''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''': Tau pairings are decided by genetic matchups and the child is raised alongside the others of its caste. However, there is no stigma one way or the other, and there are some Tau who take an interest in their progeny's acheivements.
* In MagicTheGathering, ''''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering', on the Plane of Tarkir, there is the Dhromoka clan. All humanoids in the clan are raised communally, with no knowledge of who their parents are. This is likely to prevent ancestor worship, which was a large part of Dhromoka's predecessor the Abzan, but the leader of the current clan views as necromancy (since the spirits of the ancestors may be called upon in times of need). Nevertheless, some still practice the old ways in secret.
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