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17th Sep '16 1:44:44 PM nmn3r3
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', after their mother didn't return from a mission and was presumed dead Yang became a mother figure for her younger sister Ruby.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', after their mother didn't return from a mission and was presumed dead dead, Yang became a mother figure for her younger sister Ruby.
** Said mother was actually Yang's stepmother, who raised her after her biological mother walked out almost immediately after she was born.
16th Sep '16 2:46:24 AM Tron80
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** ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'': Franchise/WonderWoman became Kara's surrogate mother when she showed up on Earth.
16th Sep '16 2:45:09 AM Tron80
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** Alfred has, through the years, gone back and forth between an objective servant to an adoptive-father-figure and back, depending on the writer. However, it's become very common to portray him as an amalgam of the two - officially a servant, but acting as Bruce's surrogate father. This is shown strongly by Alfred being the only one who can tell Bruce off without any repercussions, and is openly stated by Alfred in the recent ''"Battle for the Cowl"'' arc:
---> '''Superman:''' Alfred, are you alright?
---> '''Alfred:''' Alright?... No, sir, I'm not... my son has died.

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** In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'' the Wayne family took Barbara Gordon in after her parents were murdered.
** Alfred has, through the years, gone back and forth between an objective servant to an adoptive-father-figure and back, depending on the writer. However, it's become very common to portray him as an amalgam of the two - officially a servant, but acting as Bruce's surrogate father. This is shown strongly by Alfred being the only one who can tell Bruce off without any repercussions, and is openly stated by Alfred in the recent ''"Battle for the Cowl"'' arc:
---> '''Superman:''' Alfred, are you alright?
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alright?\\
'''Alfred:''' Alright?... No, sir, I'm not... my son has died.



** Also Nightwing's, if Nightwing: Year One is any indication. After Batman fires him, he goes to see Clark. It's not hard to interpret it as a child getting away from his abusive father (the story portrays Batman as a JerkAss) and instead staying with his mother (the caring, [[NiceGuy nice Superman]]).

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** Also Nightwing's, ''Comicbook/{{Nightwing}}'''s, if Nightwing: Year One is any indication. After Batman fires him, he goes to see Clark. It's not hard to interpret it as a child getting away from his abusive father (the story portrays Batman as a JerkAss) and instead staying with his mother (the caring, [[NiceGuy nice Superman]]).



** For a while, Scott[=/=]ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} himself would act like this, and occasionally still does. Unfortunately writers proffer writing him as a soldier and military leader rather than anything else so its becoming far less frequent.

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** For a while, Scott[=/=]ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} himself would act like this, and occasionally still does. Unfortunately writers proffer prefer writing him as a soldier and military leader rather than anything else so its becoming far less frequent.
15th Sep '16 10:58:02 PM Lord-Jaric
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', after their mother didn't return from a mission and was presumed dead Yang became a mother figure for her younger sister Ruby.
11th Sep '16 5:55:26 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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** Mario becomes this to Jeffy in all of Jeffy's appearances (excluding "Bowser Junior's Playtime 4", "Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Part 6", and "Bowser Junior's Game Night 4"), because Jeffy's mother was too annoyed by him and didn't want to deal with him any further.

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** Mario becomes this to Jeffy in all of Jeffy's appearances (excluding "Bowser Junior's Playtime 4", "Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Part 6", and "Bowser Junior's Game Night 4"), 4", and "The Dog Show!"), because Jeffy's mother was too annoyed by him and didn't want to deal with him any further.
4th Sep '16 1:39:27 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'':
** Pre-''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' Power Girl was already an adult woman when she arrived on Earth, but Superman and Lois Lane treated her as their daughter anyway.
** Post-New 52 Power Girl was a little child when her rocket landed on Earth. Pa and Ma Kent volunteered to raise her, and Superman took her in when she was a teenager.
--->'''Power Girl:''' [tearfully] You took me in! You treated me like I was your daughter!\\
'''Earth-2 Lois Lane:''' Oh, honey... as far as we were concerned, you were our daughter.


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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' has several parental figures.
** Her cousin Superman is or tries to be this, always.
** Pre-Crisis Supergirl was adopted by Fred and Edna Danvers. They were loving, supportive parents, even after discovering that she was a super-powerful alien.
--->'''Edna Danvers:''' To others, she's the world's greatest heroine, but she's more than that to us! She's the daughter we dearly love!
** Eliza and Jeremiah Danvers become post-Crisis Kara's guardians when she moves into National City in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth''. They are both her DEO-appointed handlers and her foster parents, and they try to help her understand and adapt to Earth.
2nd Sep '16 8:58:00 AM NNinja
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** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' Bikini is this for Iris.
27th Aug '16 1:04:36 PM WinterWitch
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' Plo Koon seems to be filling in this role for Ahsoka, though Anakin Skywalker, normally a BigBrotherFigure, can be this on occasion.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' Plo Koon seems to be filling in this role for Ahsoka, though Anakin Skywalker, normally a BigBrotherFigure, [[LikeBrotherAndSister big-brother figure]], can be this on occasion.occasion.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' Kanan and Hera are this to Zeb, Sabine, and Ezra.
** In ''[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsTheSiegeOfLothal Siege of Lothal]]'', Hera tells them to "make mom and dad proud" as they get to their battle stations.
** ''[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E09Legacy Legacy]]'' has a more symbolic moment where Ezra has a vision of his dead parents standing next to him. When the vision fades, Kanan is standing where Ezra's father was in his vision.
** In ''[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E11TheProtectorOfConcordDawn The Protector of Concord Dawn]]'', Sabine comments that she must have been "raised right." Cue proud paternal look from Kanan.
23rd Aug '16 7:56:40 AM emmerys
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** Toph admits that she views Katara, only a few years older than her, as a mother figure. Toph's own parents weren't particularly good. In an interesting version of this trope, Katara's older brother Sokka expresses the same emotions.

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** Toph admits that she views Katara, only a few years older than her, as a mother figure. Toph's own parents weren't particularly good. Katara also acts a mother figure to Aang, who never knew his own. In an interesting version of this trope, Katara's older brother Sokka expresses the same emotions.emotions and he can't remember his own mother because Katara has replaced her in his mind.
22nd Aug '16 12:30:11 PM Gamermaster
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* When Shiina of ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'' was younger, her mother had a busier job. Tsuyuko the family maidservant became her mother figure.



* When Shiina of ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'' was younger, her mother had a busier job. Tsuyuko the family maidservant became her mother figure.

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* When Shiina of ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'' ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'': According to Tooru, Kanna's parents were very neglectful. So when she was younger, her banished to Earth, she ended up latching onto Kobayashi as a mother had a busier job. Tsuyuko the family maidservant became her mother figure.figure since Kobayashi actually pays attention to her.
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