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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Dalinar Kholin does this quite a bit. At one point he even claims that everyone under his command is part of his family.
** After his brother's death, he had to act as a father to his nephew, King Elhokar. Part of the problem with Elhokar's reign is that Dalinar coddles him a bit too much, treating him like a child.
** After the climax of the first book, Dalinar starts treating Kaladin as a son, specifically like Adolin. It's just easy to miss because he treats Adolin like a soldier. It comes to a head when Elhokar is mad at Kaladin for [[spoiler:derailing the plan to deal with Sadeas. Elhokar wants him executed, but Dalinar flat-out says that if he tries, he'll make Dalinar an enemy]].
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** China raises some of the East Asian nations, but they see him more as a brother than a father. In fact, Korea refers to China as "Aniki" ("Bro"), a rather informal term for "older brother": this is pretty important since the others don't fully acknowledge China as a brother - Japan and Macau call him "Mr. China" while Taiwan and Hong Kong refer to him as "teacher".

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** China raises some of the East Asian nations, but they see him more as a brother than a father. In fact, Korea refers to China as "Aniki" ("Bro"), a rather informal term for "older brother": this is pretty important since the others don't fully acknowledge China as a brother - -- Japan and Macau call him "Mr. China" while Taiwan and Hong Kong refer to him as "teacher".



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* ''{{Spider-Man}}'' is of course filled to the brim with parental substitutes, starting of course with Uncle Ben and Aunt May. After Ben Parker's murder, the irascible J. Jonah Jameson came to assume a quasi-paternal role, eventually playing "bad surrogate dad" to Joe Robertson's "good surrogate dad" (however Jonah, even though he is a notorious skinflint, footed the bill for Peter and Mary Jane's wedding). Gwen Stacy's father, Captain George Stacy, also took a kindly father approacht to Peter (deducing his identity with Spider-Man) until his untimely death. In later years reporter Ben Urich, Ezekiel, Doc Connors (at times, in the Animated Series he even gave MJ away at their wedding), and detective Lamont would all take a fatherly attitudes to him. Not so many mother substitutes, although Betty and Gwen did have a tendency to mother the seemingly shy and insecure Peter Parker, and Aunt Anna functioned as a surrogate mother to Mary Jane.
*** In the movie adaptations, Norman Osborn tried to become Peter's paternal substitute in the first one.
*** Jameson also functioned as a father figure to Betty Brant. Betty's mother used to work as Jameson's secretary, and when she died Jameson gave Betty her mother's job to support herself. When Betty married ''Daily Bugle'' reporter Ned Leeds, Jameson was the one to give her away. She and Ned were PutOnABus after that, and a RunningGag quickly developed that depicted Jameson going through all kinds of hassle trying to find a new secretary, which revealed just how much Jameson depended on Betty's help.

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* ''{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' is of course filled to the brim with parental substitutes, starting of course with Uncle Ben and Aunt May. After Ben Parker's murder, the irascible J. Jonah Jameson came to assume a quasi-paternal role, eventually playing "bad surrogate dad" to Joe Robertson's "good surrogate dad" (however Jonah, even though he is a notorious skinflint, footed the bill for Peter and Mary Jane's wedding). Gwen Stacy's father, Captain George Stacy, also took a kindly father approacht to Peter (deducing his identity with Spider-Man) until his untimely death. In later years reporter Ben Urich, Ezekiel, Doc Connors (at times, in the Animated Series he even gave MJ away at their wedding), and detective Lamont would all take a fatherly attitudes to him. Not so many mother substitutes, although Betty and Gwen did have a tendency to mother the seemingly shy and insecure Peter Parker, and Aunt Anna functioned as a surrogate mother to Mary Jane.
*** ** In the movie adaptations, Norman Osborn tried to become Peter's paternal substitute in the first one.
*** ** Jameson also functioned as a father figure to Betty Brant. Betty's mother used to work as Jameson's secretary, and when she died Jameson gave Betty her mother's job to support herself. When Betty married ''Daily Bugle'' reporter Ned Leeds, Jameson was the one to give her away. She and Ned were PutOnABus after that, and a RunningGag quickly developed that depicted Jameson going through all kinds of hassle trying to find a new secretary, which revealed just how much Jameson depended on Betty's help.



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' has several parental figures.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' has several parental figures.



-->'''Jonathan Kent''': "No son of ours would act like that, powers or no!"

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-->'''Jonathan Kent''': "No Kent:''' No son of ours would act like that, powers or no!"no!



* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Professor Xavier gave this the original five, but especially serves as a father substitute for Cyclops.
** {{Wolverine}} has a tendency to become this to young teammates, especially female ones (Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Jubilee), but also e. g. to Colossus (in a more "tough love" kind of way).

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': ''XMen'': Professor Xavier gave this the original five, but especially serves as a father substitute for Cyclops.
** {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} has a tendency to become this to young teammates, especially female ones (Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Jubilee), but also e. g. to Colossus (in a more "tough love" kind of way).



* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', [[spoiler: it turns out Violine's "mother" is really her father's old governess, Marushka, who falsely claimed to be her mother]].

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* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Violine}}'', [[spoiler: it turns out Violine's "mother" is really her father's old governess, Marushka, who falsely claimed to be her mother]].



** ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Ritsuko took care of Shinji for a short while when his father sent him away after his mother's death. However Ritsuko seemed to be always with his father, and Shinji did not like her very much. When the story starts he is twenty and he has been used to take care of himself for a long time.

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** ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': ''Manga/Evangelion303'': Ritsuko took care of Shinji for a short while when his father sent him away after his mother's death. However Ritsuko seemed to be always with his father, and Shinji did not like her very much. When the story starts he is twenty and he has been used to take care of himself for a long time.



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* Though Hiccup's father is alive and well in ''Film/HowToTrainYourDragon'', it's Hiccup's boss Gobber the Belch who, despite being frustrated with the boy's overall clumsiness and uselessness, is nevertheless supportive and protective of the boy. He urges Hiccup to be happy with who he is, pressures Hiccup's father to let the boy train to fight dragons when it's clear that's what he wants to do, and even defends the boy from the bullies. He's harsh and InnocentlyInsensitive with his encouragement, but he genuinely means well.

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* Though Hiccup's father is alive and well in ''Film/HowToTrainYourDragon'', ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', it's Hiccup's boss Gobber the Belch who, despite being frustrated with the boy's overall clumsiness and uselessness, is nevertheless supportive and protective of the boy. He urges Hiccup to be happy with who he is, pressures Hiccup's father to let the boy train to fight dragons when it's clear that's what he wants to do, and even defends the boy from the bullies. He's harsh and InnocentlyInsensitive with his encouragement, but he genuinely means well.



* ''AmazingGraceAndChuck'' features this trope swinging both ways to a degree. Chuck's father, Russell, at first fears that Amazing is this to his son, but he's more like a BigBrotherMentor in Chuck's eyes. Amazing on the other hand, admits that he's "jealous as hell" of Russell's family in general, his own wife and daughter having died in a car crash years earlier. Its even pointed out that his daughter would be just about Chuck's age if she hadn't died.

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* ''AmazingGraceAndChuck'' ''Film/AmazingGraceAndChuck'' features this trope swinging both ways to a degree. Chuck's father, Russell, at first fears that Amazing is this to his son, but he's more like a BigBrotherMentor in Chuck's eyes. Amazing on the other hand, admits that he's "jealous as hell" of Russell's family in general, his own wife and daughter having died in a car crash years earlier. Its even pointed out that his daughter would be just about Chuck's age if she hadn't died.



* In ''Film/TRONLegacy'', Alan took over as father figure to Sam after Kevin disappears. In one of the clips in the news montage on Kevin's disappearance, it looks like he's about to go PapaWolf on some hounding reporters harassing young Sam.

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* In ''Film/TRONLegacy'', Alan took over as father figure to Sam after Kevin Flynn disappears. In one of the clips in the news montage on Kevin's disappearance, it looks like he's about to go PapaWolf on some hounding reporters harassing young Sam.



* Gaius for Merlin on ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. He did meet his real father briefly, but Balinor died before the ep was over. And his mom is still in Ealdor.

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* Gaius for Merlin on ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''. He did does meet his real father briefly, but Balinor died dies before the ep was episode is over. And his mom is still in Ealdor.



--->'''[=McGee=]:''' Well, look at this! She ''do'' know a little somethin' 'bout baseball, huh?
--->'''Ziva:''' Yeah. My father taught me.
--->'''Gibbs:''' ''[face-splitting grin]''

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--->'''[=McGee=]:''' Well, look at this! She ''do'' know a little somethin' 'bout baseball, huh?
--->'''Ziva:'''
huh?\\
'''Ziva:'''
Yeah. My father taught me.
--->'''Gibbs:'''
me.\\
'''Gibbs:'''
''[face-splitting grin]''



--->'''Ziva:''' Are you lonely, Gibbs?
--->'''Gibbs:''' You're never lonely when you have kids. ''[kisses her on the forehead]'' Goodnight, kid.
*** There's some FridgeBrilliance in the relationship if you know that Ziva is the age Gibbs' daughter would have been if she hadn't been killed.

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--->'''Ziva:''' Are you lonely, Gibbs?
--->'''Gibbs:'''
Gibbs?\\
'''Gibbs:'''
You're never lonely when you have kids. ''[kisses her on the forehead]'' Goodnight, kid.
*** ** There's some FridgeBrilliance in the relationship if you know that Ziva is the age Gibbs' daughter would have been if she hadn't been killed.



** Played for laughs when Scott's first beta werewolf Liam joins the [[{{TrueCompanions}} pack]]. Despite the fact Liam actually ''has'' parents and is only a few years younger than the rest of the characters, [[{{HeterosexualLifePartners}} Scott and]] [[{{LikeAnOldMarriedCouple}} Stiles]] basically end up co-parenting him, complete with Stiles telling him it's his bed time and Scott giving inspiring pep talks.

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** Played for laughs when Scott's first beta werewolf Liam joins the [[{{TrueCompanions}} [[TrueCompanions pack]]. Despite the fact Liam actually ''has'' parents and is only a few years younger than the rest of the characters, [[{{HeterosexualLifePartners}} [[HeterosexualLifePartners Scott and]] [[{{LikeAnOldMarriedCouple}} [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple Stiles]] basically end up co-parenting him, complete with Stiles telling him it's his bed time and Scott giving inspiring pep talks.



* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': Artie is, to quote Pete, "so much like [Claudia's] dad it's kinda annoying."

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* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': ''Series/Warehouse13'': Artie is, to quote Pete, "so much like [Claudia's] dad it's kinda annoying."



-->'''London:''' Why should I get something for Moseby? I mean, what has he ever done for me?
-->'''Bailey:''' ''({{Beat}})'' Raised you like you were his own daughter?
-->'''London:''' Look at me. I'm selfish and spoiled. He did a terrible job. ''({{Beat}})'' Fine. But tomorrow I'm gonna be extra selfish!

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-->'''London:''' Why should I get something for Moseby? I mean, what has he ever done for me?
-->'''Bailey:''' ''({{Beat}})''
me?\\
'''Bailey:''' ''[{{Beat}}]''
Raised you like you were his own daughter?
-->'''London:'''
daughter?\\
'''London:'''
Look at me. I'm selfish and spoiled. He did a terrible job. ''({{Beat}})'' ''[{{beat}}]'' Fine. But tomorrow I'm gonna be extra selfish!



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* In Greek myth, the philandering Zeus fathered a number of sons, none of which he actually helped raise. Some of them were lucky enough to find substitute father figures who took care of them: Heracles was raised by Amphitryon, his mother's mortal husband, while Perseus was raised by the fisherman Dictys, who took his mother Danae in when she was abandoned by her own father, and Dionysius was raised by the mortal woman Ino and her husband, who Zeus gave to them to take care of so his jealous wife Hera wouldn't find out about his affair.

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* In Greek myth, the Myth/GreekMythology:
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philandering Zeus fathered a number of sons, none of which he actually helped raise. Some of them were lucky enough to find substitute father figures who took care of them: Heracles was raised by Amphitryon, his mother's mortal husband, while Perseus was raised by the fisherman Dictys, who took his mother Danae in when she was abandoned by her own father, and Dionysius was raised by the mortal woman Ino and her husband, who Zeus gave to them to take care of so his jealous wife Hera wouldn't find out about his affair.



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* On the 2016 ''[[Wrestling/RingOfHonor Road To Best In The World]]'' Silas Young took it upon himself to act as ACH's father after coming to the conclusion his seven year old son was more of a man than ACH. ACH was offended, already having a good relationship with his biological father.[[/folder]]

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* Pierce filled this role for troubled teenager Kate Bishop in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', at least until [[spoiler:it turned out he actually ''was'' her father]].
** Over the years, [[TheBartender Bartholomew Enderson]] became a father figure to Silencia Venomosa, or at least the closest she had to a father since the murder of her parents.
** Greybeard inadvertently became a ''Grand''parental Substitute to Mary Rose, especially because she was too young to realize that he is not actually her grandfather.

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* On the 2016 ''[[Wrestling/RingOfHonor Road To Best In The World]]'' Silas Young took it upon himself to act as ACH's father after coming to the conclusion his seven year old son was more of a man than ACH. ACH was offended, already having a good relationship with his biological father.[[/folder]]

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* Pierce filled this role for troubled teenager Kate Bishop in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', at least until [[spoiler:it turned out he actually ''was'' her father]].
** Over the years, [[TheBartender Bartholomew Enderson]] became a father figure to Silencia Venomosa, or at least the closest she had to a father since the murder of her parents.
** Greybeard inadvertently became a ''Grand''parental Substitute to Mary Rose, especially because she was too young to realize that he is not actually her grandfather.



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* ''{{VideoGame/Dishonored}}'''s Corvo Attano seems to be this to Emily Kaldwin. [[spoiler:As of the sequel, it's since been confirmed that he is indeed her biological father]].

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* ''{{VideoGame/Dishonored}}'''s ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'''s Corvo Attano seems to be this to Emily Kaldwin. [[spoiler:As of the sequel, it's since been confirmed that he is indeed her biological father]].



--->'''Shepard:''' Grunt, you apologize to the nice man for setting his car on fire.
--->'''Grunt:''' Fine, I'm sorry for setting your car on fire...
--->''[notices Shepard's look]''
--->'''Grunt:''' ...and I won't do it again.
*** During the TimeSkip between ''2'' and ''3'', Grunt picks up ''another'' parental substitute in the form of Urdnot Wrex, assuming Wrex survives the first game. Wrex is the king of Clan Urdnot, and is busting both his primary and secondary guts to reform krogan society, but he's literally older than the works of Shakespeare and can't last forever, so he seems to be grooming Grunt to take over for him. Of course, this means that Grunt's substitute parents are two of the biggest badasses in the ''Mass Effect'' universe; most of both those parents' friends are also huge badasses; and nearly all of those parents' love interests are huge badasses.
** Captain Anderson is this to Shepard, even calling a male Shepard 'son' at the end of [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 the third game]]. This especially notable if Shepard's parents were killed when s/he was still a teenager, or s/he never knew his/her parents.
*** He calls female Shepard "child" at that scene. Also, while Shepard can be abrasive, sarcastic or just plain rude to everyone, he/she is ''always'' respectful to Anderson.

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--->'''Shepard:''' Grunt, you apologize to the nice man for setting his car on fire.
--->'''Grunt:'''
fire.\\
'''Grunt:'''
Fine, I'm sorry for setting your car on fire...
--->''[notices
fire...\\
''[notices
Shepard's look]''
--->'''Grunt:''' ...
look]''\\
'''Grunt:''' ...
and I won't do it again.
*** ** During the TimeSkip between ''2'' and ''3'', Grunt picks up ''another'' parental substitute in the form of Urdnot Wrex, assuming Wrex survives the first game. Wrex is the king of Clan Urdnot, and is busting both his primary and secondary guts to reform krogan society, but he's literally older than the works of Shakespeare and can't last forever, so he seems to be grooming Grunt to take over for him. Of course, this means that Grunt's substitute parents are two of the biggest badasses in the ''Mass Effect'' universe; most of both those parents' friends are also huge badasses; and nearly all of those parents' love interests are huge badasses.
** Captain Anderson is this to Shepard, even calling a male Shepard 'son' at the end of [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 the third game]]. This especially notable if Shepard's parents were killed when s/he was still a teenager, or s/he never knew his/her parents.
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parents. He calls female Shepard "child" at that scene. Also, while Shepard can be abrasive, sarcastic or just plain rude to everyone, he/she is ''always'' respectful to Anderson.



** Naked Snake, in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 3'', answers Eva's question about his relationship with the Boss by saying that she was like his mother, [[spoiler:only making the inevitable end of the game an even bigger twist of the knife]].

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** Naked Snake, in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 3'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', answers Eva's question about his relationship with the Boss by saying that she was like his mother, [[spoiler:only making the inevitable end of the game an even bigger twist of the knife]].



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* In ''{{Webcomic/Zoophobia}}'', Damian's [[{{Satan}} father]] is [[ParentalNeglect never, ever around]], and leaves Damian to be taken care of by Tentadora and Styx, despite expecting him to take over his throne.

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* In ''{{Webcomic/Zoophobia}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}'', Damian's [[{{Satan}} father]] is [[ParentalNeglect never, ever around]], and leaves Damian to be taken care of by Tentadora and Styx, despite expecting him to take over his throne.



* Pierce filled this role for troubled teenager Kate Bishop in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', at least until [[spoiler:it turned out he actually ''was'' her father]].
** Over the years, [[TheBartender Bartholomew Enderson]] became a father figure to Silencia Venomosa, or at least the closest she had to a father since the murder of her parents.
** Greybeard inadvertently became a ''Grand''parental Substitute to Mary Rose, especially because she was too young to realize that he is not actually her grandfather.



* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Cosmo and Wanda act more paternal than Timmy's [[ParentalNeglect amazingly neglectful parents]] could ever hope to.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Cosmo and Wanda act more paternal than Timmy's [[ParentalNeglect amazingly neglectful parents]] could ever hope to.



* Ivanhoe and Rowena both to Rebecca in ''IvanhoeTheKingsKnight''.

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* Ivanhoe and Rowena both to Rebecca in ''IvanhoeTheKingsKnight''.''WesternAnimation/IvanhoeTheKingsKnight''.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** Twilight Sparkle can be seen as a mother or sister figure to Spike knowing that she hatched him as part of passing the entrance exam at her school as revealed in "Cutie Mark Chronicles" and also following the events in "Owl's Well That Ends Well". According to Lauren Faust, Spike's original backstory had him raised by Celestia as well since Twilight was a filly herself at the time, but she also said this a storyboard concept and not official at the time.
** Celestia herself is an odd example; although she's officially Twilight's teacher/mentor, they tend to act more like family even before Twilight becomes her niece-in-law through her brother marrying Cadance. But Twilight's parent's aren't absent at all, and there's no indication that they have a troubled relationship with her, so it's more like Celestia becomes an additional parent to her.

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** Twilight Sparkle can be seen as a mother or sister figure to Spike Spike, knowing that she hatched him as part of passing the entrance exam at her school school, as revealed in "Cutie Mark Chronicles" and also following the events in "Owl's Well That Ends Well". According to Lauren Faust, Spike's original backstory had him raised by Celestia as well since Twilight was a filly herself at the time, but she also said this was a storyboard concept and not official at the time.
** Celestia herself is an odd example; although she's officially Twilight's teacher/mentor, they tend to act more like family even before Twilight becomes her niece-in-law through her brother marrying Cadance. But Twilight's parent's parents aren't absent at all, and there's no indication that they have a troubled relationship with her, so it's more like Celestia becomes an additional parent to her.



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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Stu and Didi Pickles]] could be seen as this to their niece, [[BrattyHalfPint Angelica Pickles]]. While it is obvious that Angelica's parents, Drew and Charlotte (Stu's older brother and his wife), really do love her, they're usually to busy with work to spend any actual "quality time" with her, and Stu and Didi (particularly the latter) are shown to pay considerably more attention to their niece and actually discipline her more often than most of the other adults on the show, including Angelica's own parents.

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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': Stu and Didi Pickles]] Pickles could be seen as this to their niece, [[BrattyHalfPint Angelica Pickles]]. While it is obvious that Angelica's parents, Drew and Charlotte (Stu's older brother and his wife), really do love her, they're usually to busy with work to spend any actual "quality time" with her, and Stu and Didi (particularly the latter) are shown to pay considerably more attention to their niece and actually discipline her more often than most of the other adults on the show, including Angelica's own parents.



* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Bruce Wayne is very much this to Dick Grayson. Dick actually gets jealous in one episode when Bruce privately lectures Aqualad after a disastrous mission. Bruce then alleviates Dick's concerns by playing basketball with him (claiming that it's "training"). Suprisingly enough, this series ''averts'' the parental relationship between Bruce and Alfred. WordOfGod states that Alfred deliberately remained emotionally distant from Bruce in his youth because he felt it was inappropriate for a butler to act as a father to his "master". Alfred regrets that and has since become closer to both Dick and Bruce.

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Bruce Wayne is very much this to Dick Grayson. Dick actually gets jealous in one episode when Bruce privately lectures Aqualad after a disastrous mission. Bruce then alleviates Dick's concerns by playing basketball with him (claiming that it's "training"). Suprisingly enough, this series ''averts'' the parental relationship between Bruce and Alfred. WordOfGod states that Alfred deliberately remained emotionally distant from Bruce in his youth because he felt it was inappropriate for a butler to act as a father to his "master". Alfred regrets that and has since become closer to both Dick and Bruce.
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*** Downplayed in the scene where 1973 Charles interacts with Peter Maximoff before the former departs for Paris. Xavier instinctually behaves in a paternal manner when he's around a young mutant, especially one who doesn't have much of a direction in his life (in Quicksilver's case, he's a juvenile delinquent who grew up without a father). Peter's smile at the end indicates that he appreciates the sentiment.

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*** Downplayed in the scene where 1973 Charles interacts with Peter Maximoff before the former departs for Paris. Xavier instinctually instinctively behaves in a paternal manner when he's around a young mutant, especially one who doesn't have much of a direction in his life (in Quicksilver's case, he's a juvenile delinquent who grew up without a father). Peter's smile at the end indicates that he appreciates the sentiment.
25th Jan '17 3:05:14 PM ILikeRobots
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* In ''Videogame/EarthBoundBeginnings,'' [[spoiler:the protagonist's grandmother, Maria, raised the BigBad [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Giegue]] from infancy,]] and at the end of the game it's [[spoiler:the [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas memories of her]] triggered by the lullaby that she used to sing him that repels Giegue's AlienInvasion.]] The game's original Japanese title, ''MOTHER'', refers to this specifically.
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* Though Hiccup's father is alive and well in ''Film/HowToTrainYourDragon'', it's Hiccup's boss Gobber the Belch who, despite being frustrated with the boy's overall clumsiness and uselessness, is nevertheless supportive and protective of the boy. He urges Hiccup to be happy with who he is, pressures Hiccup's father to let the boy train to fight dragons when it's clear that's what he wants to do, and even defends the boy from the bullies. He's harsh and InnocentlyInsensitive with his encouragement, but he genuinely means well.
16th Jan '17 1:47:18 PM ErebusElysium
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* Blinky becomes one for Jim in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'', most noticeable when he gets Jim what he always wanted for his birthday, specifically, a Vespa. Or at least, all the parts for one.
15th Jan '17 8:56:12 AM RobTan
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* In ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', Connor MacLeod is this to his assitant Rachel, who he adopted as a child. However, since Connor is an ageless immortal and Rachel was orphaned in World War II, this means an apparently thirty-something man is a fther figure to an elderly woman.

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* In ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', Connor MacLeod is this to his assitant Rachel, who he adopted as a child. However, since Connor is an ageless immortal Immortal and Rachel was orphaned in World War II, this means an apparently thirty-something man is a fther figure to an elderly woman.
15th Jan '17 8:55:01 AM RobTan
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* In ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', Connor MacLeod is this to his assitant Rachel, who he adopted as a child. However, since Connor is an ageless immortal and Rachel was orphaned in World War II, this means an apparently thirty-something man is a fther figure to an elderly woman.
14th Jan '17 8:24:30 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheRedAbbeyChronicles'', girls who newly join the Abbey usually choose a girl who has been there for longer, and follow her around all the time. Apparently, the Sisters do not formally control this, but encourage it by assigning the same duties to both girls. (The Sisters also serve as parental subsitutes, but cannot focus on one girl; only the very young ones have a Sister specifically devoted to caring for them.)
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** Rose Quartz was this to Amethyst, who was tragically abandoned at the Kindergarten since Homeworld apparently didn't like "overcooked runts".

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** Rose Quartz was this to Amethyst, who was tragically abandoned at hatched in the Kindergarten since Homeworld apparently didn't like "overcooked runts".500 years later than the older denizens.
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