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25th May '17 7:53:45 AM CourtDogs
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** Stewie admitted in a dream that he see's Brian this way in "A Lot Going On Upstairs" Chris also once had this relationship with the evil monkey so it seems Peter has a tendency to be repaced with talking animals.

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** Stewie admitted in a dream that he see's sees Brian this way in "A Lot Going On Upstairs" Upstairs". Chris also once had this relationship with the evil monkey Evil Monkey so it seems Peter has a tendency to be repaced replaced with [[TalkingAnimal talking animals.animals]].



*** actually {{Subverted}} with Chris in an earlier episode Peter decided that he'd failed as a father to Chris and tries to make up for it by being this to Cleveland Jr. but finds he cant control him. Later he tries to make Chris smart by having him spend time Brian but when Chris realizes that Brian is a KnowNothingKnowItAll he decides that he would rather be like Peter.

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*** actually Actually {{Subverted}} with Chris in an earlier episode episode. Peter decided that he'd failed as a father to Chris and tries to make up for it by being this to Cleveland Jr. but finds that he cant can't control him. Later Later, he tries to make Chris smart by having him spend time with Brian but when Chris realizes that Brian is actually a KnowNothingKnowItAll he decides that he would rather be like Peter.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' Trina Riffin is this to her [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling younger biological brother]], Corey Riffin, whose adoptive father is never seen on the show.



** Much of Superboy's season 1 character arc deals with him struggling to come to terms with being Superman's clone, and he frequently laments the fact that Superman is unwilling to serve as a parental figure, [[spoiler: which is further complicated by the fact that some of Connnor's DNA is actually Lex Luthor's, and Luthor does actually consider Connor his son- [[FauxAffablyEvil at least when it serves his purposes]]]]. Season 2's TimeSkip mostly resolves the issue, with Clark and Connor settling into a fraternal relationship, with the implication that the Johnathon and Martha Kent became Connor's parternal figures.

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** Much of Superboy's season 1 character arc deals with him struggling to come to terms with being Superman's clone, and he frequently laments the fact that Superman is unwilling to serve as a parental figure, [[spoiler: which is further complicated by the fact that some of Connnor's DNA is actually Lex Luthor's, and Luthor does actually consider Connor his son- [[FauxAffablyEvil at least when it serves his purposes]]]]. Season 2's TimeSkip mostly resolves the issue, with Clark and Connor settling into a fraternal relationship, with the implication that the Johnathon Jonathon and Martha Kent became Connor's parternal parental figures.
19th May '17 7:16:25 PM mouschilight
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** Tsunade is Naruto's sole mother figure, though she didn't think much of him at first when Jiraiya brought him along to recruit her for the role of Hokage. Naruto's personality reminded her of her deceased little brother Nawaki and lover Dan, especially since [[CommonalityConnection they all shared the same dream of becoming Hokage]]. Tsunade gradually grows to care for the youth and gives Naruto Harshirama's (the first Hokage) [[TragicKeepsake necklace]], and she is also the first woman in {{canon}} to kiss Naruto...[[AnywhereButTheirLips on the forehead]]. Even as the fifth Hokage, Tsunade does occasionally give Naruto special treatment and lets him get away with saying his opinion or acting rebellious. Naruto calls her "Granny", which is both insulting (though she is [[OlderThanTheyLook old enough]]) and kind of endearing. Tsunade even has some mother hen moments endangering most of the village from Pain by keeping Naruto hidden (and [[TrainingMontage training]]} and vouches for Naruto when A (the fourth Raikage) doubts him, [[TheGambler betting]] that Naruto will be able to save the ninja world.

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** Tsunade is Naruto's sole mother figure, though she didn't think much of him at first when Jiraiya brought him along to recruit her for the role of Hokage. Naruto's personality reminded her of her deceased little brother Nawaki and lover Dan, especially since [[CommonalityConnection they all shared the same dream of becoming Hokage]]. Tsunade gradually grows to care for the youth and gives Naruto Harshirama's (the first Hokage) [[TragicKeepsake necklace]], and she is also the first woman in {{canon}} to kiss Naruto...[[AnywhereButTheirLips on the forehead]]. Even as the fifth Hokage, Tsunade does occasionally give Naruto special treatment and lets him get away with saying his opinion or acting rebellious. Naruto calls her "Granny", which is both insulting (though she is [[OlderThanTheyLook old enough]]) and kind of endearing. Tsunade even has some mother hen moments endangering most of the village from Pain by keeping Naruto hidden (and [[TrainingMontage training]]} training]]) and vouches for Naruto when A (the fourth Raikage) doubts him, [[TheGambler betting]] that Naruto will be able to save the ninja world.
19th May '17 7:15:20 PM mouschilight
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** Tsunade is Naruto's sole mother figure, though she didn't think much of him at first when Jiraiya brought him along to recruit her for the role of Hokage. Naruto's personality reminded her of her deceased little brother Nawaki and lover Dan, especially since they all shared the same dream of becoming Hokage. Tsunade gradually grows to care for the youth and gives Naruto Harshirama's (the first Hokage) [[TragicKeepsake necklace]], and she is also the first woman in {{canon}} to kiss Naruto...[[AnywhereButTheirLips on the forehead]]. Even as the fifth Hokage, Tsunade does occasionally give Naruto special treatment and lets him get away with saying his opinion or acting rebellious. Naruto calls her "Granny", which is both insulting (though she is [[OlderThanTheyLook old enough]]) and kind of endearing. Tsunade even has some mother hen moments endangering most of the village from Pain by keeping Naruto hidden (and [[TrainingMontage training]] and vouches for Naruto when the A the fourth Raikage doubts him, [[TheGambler betting]] that Naruto will be able to save the ninja world.
*** Considering Tsunade's almost-relationship with Jiraya, both of them looking after Naruto can be seen as some sort of surrogate family. Both of them even have an intervention about him and his future before Jiraiya died.

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** Tsunade is Naruto's sole mother figure, though she didn't think much of him at first when Jiraiya brought him along to recruit her for the role of Hokage. Naruto's personality reminded her of her deceased little brother Nawaki and lover Dan, especially since [[CommonalityConnection they all shared the same dream of becoming Hokage.Hokage]]. Tsunade gradually grows to care for the youth and gives Naruto Harshirama's (the first Hokage) [[TragicKeepsake necklace]], and she is also the first woman in {{canon}} to kiss Naruto...[[AnywhereButTheirLips on the forehead]]. Even as the fifth Hokage, Tsunade does occasionally give Naruto special treatment and lets him get away with saying his opinion or acting rebellious. Naruto calls her "Granny", which is both insulting (though she is [[OlderThanTheyLook old enough]]) and kind of endearing. Tsunade even has some mother hen moments endangering most of the village from Pain by keeping Naruto hidden (and [[TrainingMontage training]] training]]} and vouches for Naruto when the A the (the fourth Raikage Raikage) doubts him, [[TheGambler betting]] that Naruto will be able to save the ninja world.
*** Considering Tsunade's almost-relationship with Jiraya, both of them looking after Naruto can be seen as some sort of surrogate family. Both of them even have an intervention about him Naruto and his future before Jiraiya died.
19th May '17 7:12:51 PM mouschilight
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** Tsunade is Naruto's sole mother figure, though she didn't think much of him at first when Jiraiya brought him along to recruit her for the role of Hokage. Naruto's personality reminded her of her deceased little brother Nawaki and lover Dan, especially since they all shared the same dream of becoming Hokage. Tsunade gradually grows to care for the youth and gives Naruto Harshirama's (the first Hokage) [[TragicKeepsake necklace]], and she is also the first woman in the {{canon}} to kiss Naruto...[[AnywhereButTheirLips on the forehead]]. Even as the fifth Hokage, Tsunade does occasionally give Naruto special treatment and lets him get away with saying his opinion or acting rebellious. Naruto calls her "Granny", which is both insulting (though she is [[OlderThanTheyLook old enough]]) and kind of endearing. Tsunade even has some mother hen moments endangering most of the village from Pain by keeping Naruto hidden (and [[TrainingMontage training]] and vouches for Naruto when the A the fourth Raikage doubts him, [[TheGambler betting]] that Naruto will be able to save the ninja world.

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** Tsunade is Naruto's sole mother figure, though she didn't think much of him at first when Jiraiya brought him along to recruit her for the role of Hokage. Naruto's personality reminded her of her deceased little brother Nawaki and lover Dan, especially since they all shared the same dream of becoming Hokage. Tsunade gradually grows to care for the youth and gives Naruto Harshirama's (the first Hokage) [[TragicKeepsake necklace]], and she is also the first woman in the {{canon}} to kiss Naruto...[[AnywhereButTheirLips on the forehead]]. Even as the fifth Hokage, Tsunade does occasionally give Naruto special treatment and lets him get away with saying his opinion or acting rebellious. Naruto calls her "Granny", which is both insulting (though she is [[OlderThanTheyLook old enough]]) and kind of endearing. Tsunade even has some mother hen moments endangering most of the village from Pain by keeping Naruto hidden (and [[TrainingMontage training]] and vouches for Naruto when the A the fourth Raikage doubts him, [[TheGambler betting]] that Naruto will be able to save the ninja world.
19th May '17 7:11:46 PM mouschilight
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*** Considering Tsunade's almost-relationship with Jiraya, both of them looking after Naruto can be seen as some sort of surrogate family. Both of them even have intervention about him and his future [[spoiler: before Jirays dies]].
** Kakashi also counts as one. He liked Naruto from their first meeting, especially since Minato (Naruto's father) was his sensei. He even goes to check up on Naruto in his apartment to see if he's eating right, and urges him to eat more vegetables. But Kakashi opts to train Sasuke over Naruto, letting Jiraya handle Naruto. After Sasuke's betrayal, the two did develop a closer bond, Kakashi helps him train his wind chakra and even tries to hug him when he completes the jutsu, which causes Naruto to freak out. [[spoiler: Given that Naruto ends up becoming Kakashi's successor as Hokage and it's implied that even after that Kakashi still helps him out and advises him, it's safe to assume that their friendship/familial bond is still going strong after all those years, especially in comparison to Sasuke.]]

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*** Considering Tsunade's almost-relationship with Jiraya, both of them looking after Naruto can be seen as some sort of surrogate family. Both of them even have an intervention about him and his future [[spoiler: before Jirays dies]].Jiraiya died.
** Kakashi also counts as one. He liked Naruto from their first meeting, especially since Minato (Naruto's father) was his sensei. He even goes to check up on Naruto in his apartment to see if he's eating right, and urges him to eat more vegetables. But Kakashi opts to train Sasuke over Naruto, letting Jiraya handle Naruto. After Sasuke's betrayal, the two did develop a closer bond, Kakashi helps him train his wind chakra and even tries to hug him when he completes the jutsu, which causes Naruto to freak out. [[spoiler: Given [[spoiler:Given that Naruto ends up becoming Kakashi's successor as Hokage and it's implied that even after that Kakashi still helps him out and advises him, it's safe to assume that their friendship/familial bond is still going strong after all those years, especially in comparison to Sasuke.]]
19th May '17 11:56:48 AM babyhenchy1
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* Zuko in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' finds his parental substitute in his eccentric BadassGrandpa uncle, Iroh. While his biological father is an [[AbusiveParents abusive]] [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] tyrant whose "love" is entirely conditional, Iroh continues to be concerned only with helping Zuko find happiness even after Zuko stabs him in the back.

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* Zuko in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' finds his parental substitute in his eccentric BadassGrandpa uncle, Iroh. While his biological father is an [[AbusiveParents abusive]] abusive]], [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] tyrant whose "love" is entirely conditional, Iroh continues to be concerned only with helping Zuko find happiness even after Zuko stabs him in the back.
19th May '17 11:56:08 AM babyhenchy1
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* Zuko in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' finds his parental substitute in his eccentric BadassGrandpa uncle, Iroh.

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* Zuko in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' finds his parental substitute in his eccentric BadassGrandpa uncle, Iroh. While his biological father is an [[AbusiveParents abusive]] [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] tyrant whose "love" is entirely conditional, Iroh continues to be concerned only with helping Zuko find happiness even after Zuko stabs him in the back.
13th May '17 7:50:03 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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** [[ChildSoldiers Rickert]] has looked up to Guts ever since he saved him during Gut's first siege on a castle, Rickert always defended Guts from Corkus's jibes and upon his departure from the Hawks, Rickert was as upset as Casca at the swordsmen leaving. Rickert was delighted at Guts's [[BigEntrance timely return]] and wished he could've helped Guts save Griffith, but horrified to discover Guts and Casca as the only survivors of the [[{{Hell}} Eclipse]]. Guts cares for Rickert deeply since he is one of the very few surviving Hawks, Guts leaves Casca in his care without telling him what happened (not wishing to terrify the boy) and leaves saying ''"he's hunting the enemy"''. Rickert hates disappointing Guts, blaming him himself when Casca wandered off. But when Guts told him about Griffith's betrayal, Rickert met Griffith again in [[FalseUtopia Falconia]] and [[ArmourPiercing slapped]] him and rejected his offer to join the new band of hawk.
** Jill came to see Guts in this light, especially since her own father Zepek was a gambling, abusive piece of shit. After Guts saved her from bandits, covering her in his cloak like [[ComfortingComforter blanket]] something he's done with Casca, Jill hardly wants to return to her home life and seeks Guts again. She adores Guts so much [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/berserk/images/7/74/JillSleeping.png/revision/latest?cb=20150301233559 she falls asleep on him]] and still trusts him after seeing and experiencing [[AxCrazy the worst of him]]. Despite Jill's wish that Guts take her away from her village as her new pappa, but Guts refused saying she would just get swallowed by his darkness and that she should be fight her own battles.
** [[SideKick Isidro]] could be Guts jr and nobody would think twice, Isidro left his village in pursuit of legend of the [[OneManArmy "hundred man-killer"]] (who is Guts). Isidro was drawn to the swords men and claimed he'd follow in Guts's foot steps and become legendary. Guts, liking the boy's sprit. trains him halfheartedly [[http://www.mangareader.net/berserk/24/15 in very similar manner]] to how Gambino (Gut's adoptive Dad) [[http://www.mangareader.net/berserk/3/189 trained]] him.

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** [[ChildSoldiers Rickert]] has looked up to Guts ever since he saved him the boy during Gut's first siege on a castle, castle. Rickert always defended Guts from Corkus's jibes and upon his departure from the Hawks, Hawks and vouched for him and Rickert was just as upset as Casca at the swordsmen leaving. leaving the Band of Hawk. Rickert was delighted at Guts's [[BigEntrance [[DynamicEntry timely return]] and wished expresses his disappointment that he could've helped couldn't help Guts save Griffith, but horrified to discover Guts and Casca as the only survivors of the [[{{Hell}} Eclipse]]. Eclipse]] which Griffith caused. Guts deeply cares for Rickert deeply since he is one of the very few surviving Hawks, Guts leaves Casca in his care without telling him what happened (not wishing to terrify the boy) and leaves saying ''"he's hunting the enemy"''. him). Rickert hates disappointing Guts, blaming him himself when Casca wandered off. But when Guts told him about Gutsgoes into detail of Griffith's betrayal, Rickert met Griffith again seeks the leader of the Hawks out in [[FalseUtopia Falconia]] and [[ArmourPiercing slapped]] slaps]] him and rejected his rejects Griffith's offer to join the new band of hawk.
** Village girl Jill came to see Guts in this light, especially since her own father Zepek was a gambling, abusive piece of shit. After Guts saved her from bandits, covering her in his cloak like [[ComfortingComforter blanket]] something (something he's done with Casca, Casca), Jill hardly wants to return to her home life and seeks Guts again. She adores Guts so much [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/berserk/images/7/74/JillSleeping.png/revision/latest?cb=20150301233559 she falls asleep on him]] and still trusts him after seeing and experiencing [[AxCrazy the worst of him]]. Guts ]]. Despite Jill's wish that Guts take her away from her village as her new murderous pappa, but Guts refused saying she would just get swallowed by his darkness and that she should be fight her own battles.
** [[SideKick Isidro]] could be Guts jr and nobody would think twice, Isidro left his village in pursuit of legend of the [[OneManArmy "hundred man-killer"]] (who is Guts). Isidro was drawn to the swords men and claimed he'd follow in Guts's foot steps and become legendary. Guts, liking the boy's sprit. trains him halfheartedly [[http://www.mangareader.net/berserk/24/15 in very similar manner]] to how Gambino (Gut's adoptive Dad) [[http://www.mangareader.net/berserk/3/189 trained]] him. Neither Isidro or Guts admits how much they care for each other, Guts even keeps watch of him in secret after Isidro storms off in Enoch Village.



** The mother figures of ''Berserk'' are [[MissingMom Shisu]] (for the young Guts), [[ActionGirl Casca]] (for [[spoiler: the Child... sorta]]), [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Luca]] (to the girls under her care) and [[SpoiledSweet Farnese]] (for Guts' younger TrueCompanions [[spoiler: and [[TheOphelia the traumatised]] Casca]]).

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** The mother figures of ''Berserk'' are [[MissingMom Shisu]] (for the young Guts), [[ActionGirl Casca]] (for [[spoiler: the Child... sorta]]), [[GooGooGodlike Moonlight boy]] -who may be her actual son-), [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Luca]] (to the girls under her care) and [[SpoiledSweet Farnese]] (for Guts' younger TrueCompanions [[spoiler: and [[TheOphelia the traumatised]] Casca]]).



** Tsunade is Naruto's sole mother figure, though she didn't think much of him at first when Jiraiya brought him along to recruit her for the role of Hokage. Naruto's personality reminded her of her deceased little brother Nawaki and lover Dan, especially since they all shared the same dream of becoming Hokage. Tsunade gradually grows to care for the youth and gives Naruto Harshirama's (the first Hokage) [[TragicKeepsake necklace]], and she is also the first woman in {{canon}} to kiss Naruto...[[AnywhereButTheirLips on the forehead]]. Even as the fifth Hokage, Tsunade does occasionally give Naruto special treatment and lets him get away with saying his opinion or acting rebellious. Naruto calls her "Granny", which is both insulting (though she is [[OlderThanTheyLook old enough]]) and kind of endearing. Tsunade even vouches for Naruto when the Raikage doubts him.
*** Considering Tsunade's almost-relationship with Jiraya, both of them looking after Naruto can be seen as some sort of surrogate family.
** Kakashi also counts as one. He liked Naruto from their first meeting, especially since Minato (Naruto's father) was his sensei. He even goes to check up on Naruto in his apartment to see if he's eating right, and urges him to eat more vegetables. But Kakashi opts to train Sasuke over Naruto, letting Jiraya handle Naruto. After Sasuke's betrayal, the two did develop a closer bond. Kakashi helps him train his wind chakra and even tries to hug him when he completes the jutsu, which causes Naruto to freak out. [[spoiler: Given that Naruto ends up becoming Kakashi's successor as Hokage and it's implied that even after that Kakashi still helps him out and advises him, it's safe to assume that their friendship/familial bond is still going strong after all those years, especially in comparison to Sasuke.]]

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** Tsunade is Naruto's sole mother figure, though she didn't think much of him at first when Jiraiya brought him along to recruit her for the role of Hokage. Naruto's personality reminded her of her deceased little brother Nawaki and lover Dan, especially since they all shared the same dream of becoming Hokage. Tsunade gradually grows to care for the youth and gives Naruto Harshirama's (the first Hokage) [[TragicKeepsake necklace]], and she is also the first woman in the {{canon}} to kiss Naruto...[[AnywhereButTheirLips on the forehead]]. Even as the fifth Hokage, Tsunade does occasionally give Naruto special treatment and lets him get away with saying his opinion or acting rebellious. Naruto calls her "Granny", which is both insulting (though she is [[OlderThanTheyLook old enough]]) and kind of endearing. Tsunade even has some mother hen moments endangering most of the village from Pain by keeping Naruto hidden (and [[TrainingMontage training]] and vouches for Naruto when the A the fourth Raikage doubts him.him, [[TheGambler betting]] that Naruto will be able to save the ninja world.
*** Considering Tsunade's almost-relationship with Jiraya, both of them looking after Naruto can be seen as some sort of surrogate family. Both of them even have intervention about him and his future [[spoiler: before Jirays dies]].
** Kakashi also counts as one. He liked Naruto from their first meeting, especially since Minato (Naruto's father) was his sensei. He even goes to check up on Naruto in his apartment to see if he's eating right, and urges him to eat more vegetables. But Kakashi opts to train Sasuke over Naruto, letting Jiraya handle Naruto. After Sasuke's betrayal, the two did develop a closer bond. bond, Kakashi helps him train his wind chakra and even tries to hug him when he completes the jutsu, which causes Naruto to freak out. [[spoiler: Given that Naruto ends up becoming Kakashi's successor as Hokage and it's implied that even after that Kakashi still helps him out and advises him, it's safe to assume that their friendship/familial bond is still going strong after all those years, especially in comparison to Sasuke.]]



** Franky towards Tom, before... stuff happened...
** There's also Sanji and Zeff, Robin and both Clover and Saul, maybe Zoro and the dojo owner, Chopper and Hiriluk... in fact, the only two members of the main crew that don't appear to have ever had a parental substitute of some sort are Usopp and Brook.
** Outside of the main crew, Rebecca from the Dressrosa arc counts as well. Since her mother Scarlett was killed when she was young, and her father is nowhere to be seen or even mentioned, she was raised by the LivingToy Thunder Soldier. [[spoiler:Though the audience later learns that he actually ''is'' her father, Kyros; since he had been turned into a toy, everyone completely forgot about him, including Rebecca. Once the "spell" is broken, she remembers him.]]

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** Franky towards Tom, before... stuff happened...
** There's also
Sanji originally despised his surrogate dad [[HandicappedBadass Zeff]], completely justified since Zeff raided the ship Sanji was sailing on and beat up Sanji when he tied to defend it. However when Sanji let slip his dream of [[GoalInLife finding the all blue]] which was Zeff's dream as well so when Sanji was swept overboard, Zeff dived in after him. Sanji and Zeff, Zeff were subsequently marooned on a rock for over 80 days, and survived due to Zeff eating his own leg while Sanji got the actual rations. Overwhelmed, Sanji demanded to know the reason for this kindness, and Zeff simply replied that it was because he and Sanji shared the same dream. Sanji though he still fought with the old pirate, was deeply indebted Zeff for his sacrifice, teaching how to cook and [[MentorArchetype training]] him to be a baddass. [[spoiler: Sanji's care for Zeff even rivals his loyalty to Luffy and when his actual biologic [[ArchNemesisDad asshole father]] black mails Sanji using Zeff's safety, Sanji is briefly forced to violently sever ties with the crew despite being the [[LoveHurts last thing]] Sanji wanted]].
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Robin and both Clover and Saul, maybe Zoro and the dojo owner, Chopper and Hiriluk... in fact, the only two members of the main crew that don't appear to have ever had a parental substitute of some sort are Usopp and Brook.
** Outside of the main crew, Rebecca from the Dressrosa arc counts as well. Since her mother Scarlett was killed when she was young, and her father is nowhere to be seen or even mentioned, she was raised by the LivingToy Thunder Soldier. [[spoiler:Though the audience later learns that he actually ''is'' her father, Kyros; since he had been turned into a toy, everyone completely forgot about him, including Rebecca. Once the "spell" is broken, she remembers him.]]
Brook.
10th May '17 6:56:17 PM Discar
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', [[NobleDemon Yondu]] [[OneManArmy Udonta]] adopted Peter Quill instead of handing him over to [[spoiler: his biological father]], who Yondu calls a jackass. And despite his trollish behavior, Yondu admits that he's glad he adopted Peter and does genuinely care for him... in his own bizarre way.

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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'':
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[[NobleDemon Yondu]] [[OneManArmy Udonta]] adopted Peter Quill instead of handing him over to [[spoiler: his biological father]], who Yondu calls a jackass. And despite his trollish behavior, Yondu admits that he's glad he adopted Peter and does genuinely care for him... in his own bizarre way. This comes to a head in [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the second film]], when it turns out the real reason Yondu kept Peter around all those years was [[spoiler:to keep him safe from his father]]. We see a brief flashback of Yondu teaching him to shoot, and Peter belatedly realizes that Yondu is exactly the ActionDad he always dreamed of before he was abducted.
** On a darker note, the Mad Titan Thanos has abducted countless children across the galaxy and augmented them to be his slave soldiers. Gamora and Nebula are the only ones we see; Gamora never viewed Thanos as her real father and eventually escaped, while Nebula does refer to Thanos as her father, but still jumps at the chance to kill him. In [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the second film]], Gamora begins to embrace Nebula as a sister more, especially when she realizes how much worse she made Nebula's childhood.
** In [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the second film]] the entire crew acts as this to Baby Groot to various degrees. Groot and Peter listen to music together, while Gamora looks out for Groot's safety ("Put your seatbelt on!") and takes a moment out of a fierce battle to acknowledge his wave.
9th May '17 11:48:54 PM mouschilight
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** Iruka Umino unconsciously avoided Naruto for a while because he was the living vessel for the Kyuubi, which killed his parents. But after some time, though, Iruka came to realize Naruto for the person he was and realized that aside from the Kyuubi issue they were NotSoDifferent, and by the time the series starts he acts like a surrogate big brother to him. Taken a step further in ''[[LightNovel/NarutoHiden Konoha Hiden]]'' when Naruto asks him to [[spoiler:come to his and Hinata's wedding as his father. Iruka accepts immediately and cries TearsOfJoy when Naruto leaves]].
** The same goes for Jiraiya, who spent three years training Naruto and spending time with him- probably the first period in Naruto's life where there was constantly an adult around to look after him. [[spoiler:When Jiraiya dies, Naruto is ''devastated'' and says he finally understands what Sasuke went through.]]
** Tsunade is Naruto's sole Mother figure, though she didn't think much of him at first when Jiraiya brought him along to recruit her for Hokage. Naruto's personality reminded her of her deceased little brother and lover especially since they all shared the same dream of becoming Hokage. Tsunade graduslly comes care for the youth and gives Naruto Harshirama's (the first Hokage) [[TragicKeepsake necklace]] and is frist women in the series to kiss Naruto... [[AnywhereButTheirLips on the forehead]]. Even as Hokage, Tsunade does occasionally give Naruto special treatment, and lets him get away with saying his opinion or acting rebellious. Naruto calls her "Granny" which both insulting (though she is [[OlderThanTheyLook old enough]]) and kinda sweet, Tsunade even vouches for Naruto when the Raikage doubts him.
*** Considering Tsunade almost-relationship with Jiraya, both of them looking after Naruto can be seen as some sort of surrogate family.
** Kakashi also counts as one, he liked Naruto from their first meeting especially since Minato (Naruto's dad) was his sensei, he even goes to check up on Naruto in his apartment to see if he's eating right. But Kakashi opts to train Sasuke over Naruto, letting Jiraya handle the boy after Sasuke's betray the two develop a closer bond. Kakashi helps him train his wind charaka and even tries to hugging him when he completes to jutsu causing Naruto to freak out [[spoiler: Given that Naruto ends up becoming Kakashi's successor as Hokage and it's implied that even after that Kakashi still helps him out and advises him. It's safe to say their friendship/familial bond is still going strong after all those years... especially in comparison to Sasuke.]]
** Kurenai Yuuhi acts as a surrogate mother to Hinata, after [[AbusiveParents Hinata's strict father]] [[ParentalAbandonment all but abandons her]]. Hinata does eventually mend her relationship with her father by the end of Part I, after [[DefeatMeansFriendship Naruto beat Neji for her at the Chunin Exams finals]].
** It seems likely that Gai and Lee have a relationship along these lines.

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** Iruka Umino unconsciously avoided Naruto for a while because he was the living vessel for the Kyuubi, which killed his parents. But after After some time, though, Iruka came to realize Naruto for the person he was and realized that aside from the Kyuubi issue they were NotSoDifferent, and by the time the series starts he acts like a surrogate big brother BigBrotherMentor to him. Taken a step further in ''[[LightNovel/NarutoHiden Konoha Hiden]]'' when Naruto asks him to [[spoiler:come come to [[spoiler:[[OfficialCouple his and Hinata's Hinata's]] wedding as his father. Iruka accepts immediately and cries TearsOfJoy when Naruto leaves]].
** The same goes for Jiraiya, who spent three years training Naruto and spending time with him- probably him--probably the first period in Naruto's life where there was constantly an adult around to look after him. [[spoiler:When When Jiraiya dies, Naruto is ''devastated'' and says ''devastated''. When he meets Sasuke again in the Five Kage Summit arc, Jiraiya's death (along with Pain stabbing [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]] right in front of him) helps Naruto finally understands understand what Sasuke went through.]]
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** Tsunade is Naruto's sole Mother mother figure, though she didn't think much of him at first when Jiraiya brought him along to recruit her for the role of Hokage. Naruto's personality reminded her of her deceased little brother Nawaki and lover Dan, especially since they all shared the same dream of becoming Hokage. Tsunade graduslly comes gradually grows to care for the youth and gives Naruto Harshirama's (the first Hokage) [[TragicKeepsake necklace]] necklace]], and she is frist women in also the series first woman in {{canon}} to kiss Naruto... Naruto...[[AnywhereButTheirLips on the forehead]]. Even as the fifth Hokage, Tsunade does occasionally give Naruto special treatment, treatment and lets him get away with saying his opinion or acting rebellious. Naruto calls her "Granny" "Granny", which is both insulting (though she is [[OlderThanTheyLook old enough]]) and kinda sweet, kind of endearing. Tsunade even vouches for Naruto when the Raikage doubts him.
*** Considering Tsunade Tsunade's almost-relationship with Jiraya, both of them looking after Naruto can be seen as some sort of surrogate family.
** Kakashi also counts as one, he one. He liked Naruto from their first meeting meeting, especially since Minato (Naruto's dad) father) was his sensei, he sensei. He even goes to check up on Naruto in his apartment to see if he's eating right. right, and urges him to eat more vegetables. But Kakashi opts to train Sasuke over Naruto, letting Jiraya handle the boy after Naruto. After Sasuke's betray betrayal, the two did develop a closer bond. Kakashi helps him train his wind charaka chakra and even tries to hugging hug him when he completes to jutsu causing the jutsu, which causes Naruto to freak out out. [[spoiler: Given that Naruto ends up becoming Kakashi's successor as Hokage and it's implied that even after that Kakashi still helps him out and advises him. It's him, it's safe to say assume that their friendship/familial bond is still going strong after all those years... years, especially in comparison to Sasuke.]]
** Kurenai Yuuhi acts as a surrogate mother to Hinata, after [[AbusiveParents Hinata's strict father]] father and the rest of her family]] [[ParentalAbandonment all but abandons abandon and even disown her]]. Hinata does eventually mend her relationship with her father family by the end of Part I, after [[DefeatMeansFriendship Naruto beat Neji for her at the Chunin Exams finals]].
** It seems likely that Gai Might Guy and Rock Lee have a relationship along these lines.
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