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7th Dec '17 6:14:38 AM CloudCuckooClock
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* Volume 5 of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' reveals that Yang basically raised Ruby by herself due to Taiyang not being around often after Summer's death. Yang also states that Ruby couldn't even ''talk'' at the time, meaning Yang herself was no more than ''four'' when she started.
2nd Dec '17 10:12:34 AM lillolillo
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* Franchise/{{Superman}} usually serves this role for his younger cousin Kara Zor-El alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} -or ComicBook/PowerGirl-, who arrives on Earth after losing her parents. Ironically, in the ComicBook/PostCrisis comics Kara was born earlier and she expected to raise her baby cousin when she arrived on Earth, but her ship was delayed and she was put in suspended animation; when she crash-landed on Earth, Kal was nearly twice her age.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} usually serves this role for his younger cousin Kara Zor-El alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} -or ComicBook/PowerGirl-, who arrives on Earth after losing her parents. Ironically, in the ComicBook/PostCrisis comics [[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Post-Crisis comics]] Kara was born earlier and she expected to raise her baby cousin when she arrived on Earth, but her ship was delayed and she was put in suspended animation; when she crash-landed on Earth, Kal was nearly twice her age.
1st Dec '17 9:40:47 PM Pamina
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* Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' goes through this with Anna after their parents die, as shown when she vetos Anna's marriage to Hans. Played with as Elsa was barely present in Anna's life for the three years between their parents death and her coronation.

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* Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' goes through this with Anna after their parents die, as shown when she vetos Anna's marriage to Hans. Played with as Elsa was die. Even though she's barely present in Anna's life for the three years between their parents death and her coronation.coronation, isolating herself out of fear of her ice powers, she still takes her responsibility as Anna's legal guardian seriously, as shown when she vetos her marriage to Hans.
1st Dec '17 2:09:11 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Nami's older sister Nojiko clearly did her best to provide moral support, but Nami was just away from the island and forced to grow up too fast to be given much parenting after their mother died.

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** Nami's older sister Nojiko clearly did her best to provide moral support, but Nami was just away from the island and forced to grow up too fast to be given much parenting after their mother died. Nami doesn't hold it against Nojiko at all, however.



** [[spoiler: Donquixote Rocinante]] ran away from his older brother because said older brother was a [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] SelfMadeOrphan.

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** A very young [[spoiler: Donquixote Rocinante]] ran away from his pre-teen older brother because said older brother was a [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] SelfMadeOrphan.SelfMadeOrphan, and soon he found a much better ParentalSubstitute in [[spoiler: the future Admiral Sengoku.]]



* Played with in ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. Koujiro Hyuga's mother does ''not'' want her eldest son to "replace" the family's DisappearedDad (who died two years before the story started), but Hyuga himself insists in working part-time after school to help out the family. This partially stops when Hyuga becomes a ScholarshipStudent in Tokyo, but he keeps taking care of the family more indirectly once he becomes a soccer star: before going to Italy, he buys them a beautiful house in Saitama, and he sends them money regularly.

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* Played with in ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. In ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' Koujiro Hyuga's widowed mother does ''not'' want her eldest son to "replace" the family's DisappearedDad (who died two years before the story started), but Hyuga himself insists in working part-time after school to help out the family. This partially stops when Hyuga becomes a ScholarshipStudent in Tokyo, but he keeps taking care of the family more indirectly once he becomes a soccer star: before going to Italy, he buys them a beautiful house in Saitama, and he sends them money regularly.



* Fifteen year old Sumi of ''Manga/SteppingOnRoses'' (''Hadashi de Bara wo Fume'') is an example of this. Without having her own parents around, Sumi is forced to take on the motherly role for the adopted siblings that her irresponsible older brother Eisuke [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe keeps bringing home with him]]. This can apply to a lesser extent for Eisuke, though his primary motivation for raising the children is so that he can [[MoneyDearBoy put them to work for his future business empire]].
* ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'': It is strongly believed that [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Tsunade]] took her apprentice and SexySecretary Shizune in as a sort of surrogate daughter, after Tsunade's fiance Dan, who also happened to be Shizune's uncle and, as far as we know, her only living relative, was killed in battle.
15th Nov '17 4:15:34 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': After their parents and grandfather's deaths, Kouji became his little brother Shiro's de facto guardian.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': In the sequel, [[spoiler:Tetsuya and Jun take care of Shiro most of the time]]. Subverted because [[spoiler:they didn't know for a long while that they were his adoptive siblings]].

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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': After their parents and grandfather's deaths, Kouji became his little brother Shiro's de facto guardian.
guardian. Even after they gain a ParentalSubstitute in Dr. Yumi, Kouji remains as Shiro's main caretaker.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': In the sequel, [[spoiler:Tetsuya and Jun take care of Shiro most of the time]].time after Kouji and Sayaka go to the USA until almost the end of the series]]. Subverted because [[spoiler:they didn't know for a long while that they were his adoptive siblings]].



** Also, Hisana, Rukia's older sister. This is unique in the fact that it was actually ''Hisana and Rukia'' who died together and wound up in the afterlife. Unfortunately, that afterlife turned out to be a CrapsackWorld and Hisana couldn't hack it. She thus abandoned Rukia years before the start of the series, and could never forgive herself for it--therefore [[spoiler: right before she died again, she begged her husband Byakuya to find Rukia and give her a normal life... [[SecretKeeper without telling her]]; it's because of her last wish, and [[TearJerker she felt she didn't deserve to be called Rukia's older sister after abandoning her, asking Byakuya to be the family-and older sibling that she never was to Rukia]]]].

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** Also, Hisana, Rukia's older sister. This is unique in the fact that it was actually ''Hisana and Rukia'' who died together and wound up in the afterlife. Unfortunately, that afterlife turned out to be a CrapsackWorld and Hisana couldn't hack it. She thus abandoned Rukia years before the start of the series, and could never forgive herself for it--therefore [[spoiler: right before she died again, she begged her husband Byakuya to find Rukia and give her a normal life... [[SecretKeeper without telling her]]; it's because of her last wish, and [[TearJerker she felt she didn't deserve to be called Rukia's older sister after abandoning her, asking Byakuya to be the family-and older sibling that she never was to Rukia]]]].Rukia]].



* In ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'', Yumoto Hakone's parents are never seen and he's been pretty much raised by his older brother Gora. Gora makes Yumoto's school lunches and is shown to be extremely protective of him, while Yumoto quotes his advice often and dreams of being a man like him someday.

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* In ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'', Yumoto Hakone's parents are never seen and he's been pretty much raised by his older brother Gora. Gora makes Yumoto's school lunches and is shown to be extremely protective of him, while [[BigBrotherWorship Yumoto quotes his advice often and dreams of being a man like him someday.someday]].



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'': ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':



** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Nohr siblings barely survived in a DeadlyDecadentCourt. The two eldest surviving kids, [[TeamDad Crown Prince Xander]] (mid-to-late 20's) and [[TeamMom Princess Camilla]] (late teens-early 20's), ended up taking parental roles towards their half-siblings Leo (mid-to-late teens) and Elise (early teens) and their adoptive sibling the Avatar (also mid-to-late teens, though older than Leo).

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Nohr siblings barely survived in a DeadlyDecadentCourt. The two eldest surviving kids, [[TeamDad Crown Prince Xander]] (mid-to-late 20's) and [[TeamMom Princess Camilla]] (late teens-early (early 20's), ended up taking parental roles towards their half-siblings Leo (mid-to-late teens) and Elise (early teens) and their adoptive sibling the Avatar (also mid-to-late teens, though older than Leo).
3rd Nov '17 10:33:24 PM somestrangecircus
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* In ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty'', Seiko Shinohara's mother disappeared several years ago. As a result, she acts like a surrogate mother to her three younger siblings while their father works.

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* In ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty'', Seiko Shinohara's mother disappeared several years ago. As a result, she acts like a surrogate mother to her three younger siblings while their father works. [[spoiler: After Seiko dies in Tenjin Elementary and is erased from existence, her younger brother Yuu is this instead.]]
31st Oct '17 2:58:51 PM ultimomant
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* Mario in ''Film/SuperMarioBros'', although this isn't the case in the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros games]] where they're twins.

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* Mario in In ''Film/SuperMarioBros'', although this Mario briefly mentions he had to raise his brother Luigi after their parents died. This isn't the case in the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros games]] where they're twins.twins and their parents are never mentioned.
28th Oct '17 11:52:55 PM lillolillo
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* In ''Series/Supergirl2015'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Survivors}}'', [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kal]] and [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]]ís parents die on Krypton and Kara becomes her baby cousinís mother de facto upon crash-landing on Earth.
-->The mention of her mother almost took her back, but she shook her head. There was no time. Kara was a practical girl now. She had to be. No more playing, no more crafts, no more classes... no more anything. She was a mother for all intents and purposes. A 13 year old homeless mother on a strange world with no food.
10th Oct '17 12:14:33 AM Discar
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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'': Celica had to taken care of her much younger siblings Velvet and Laphicet when their parents died. When Celica died, Velvet had to step up, but in that case she didn't have to fill the role completely since Celica's husband Arthur was still around to help.

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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'': Celica had to taken take care of her much younger siblings Velvet and Laphicet when their parents died. When Celica died, Velvet had to step up, but in that case she didn't have to fill the role completely since Celica's husband Arthur was still around to help.
10th Oct '17 12:13:40 AM Discar
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Raine, sister of Genis, takes the parental role; at the start she only has a vague memory of her mother and Genis doesn't remember anything [[spoiler: but they do find their mother near the end, but she's insane and nursing a doll whom she named Raine]]. Raine [[spoiler: (not the doll)]] ends up in a parental role for the group of children sent out to save the world, along with Kratos, the mercenary hired for the job; of course [[spoiler: Kratos pulls a [[LukeIAmYourFather Darth Vader]]]].
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', [[spoiler: Van acts like a parent to Tear when Hod is destroyed]].
** Also, although they aren't actual siblings, Guy acted as both an older brother and a parent to Luke, as he is the one who taught Luke how to walk/talk/etc. [[spoiler:after he was found at Choral Castle.]]
* Chester from ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' was promoted to a father figure for his little sister Ami after their parents died... up until she dies as well, [[DoomedHometown together with other denizens of Toltus]].
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'', Julius serves as a father figure for his younger half-brother, [[TheHero Ludger]] [[spoiler:after Julius killed Lugder's mother, who was the younger sister of Julius's mother, in self-defense. Julius was extremely careful to keep all of this hidden from their ArchnemesisDad]].

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In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Raine, sister of Genis, takes the parental role; at the start she only has a vague memory of her mother and Genis doesn't remember anything [[spoiler: but they anything. [[spoiler:They do find their mother near the end, but she's insane and nursing a doll whom she named Raine]]. Raine [[spoiler: (not the doll)]] ends up in a parental role for the group of children sent out to save the world, along with Kratos, the mercenary hired for the job; of course [[spoiler: Kratos pulls a [[LukeIAmYourFather Darth Vader]]]].
* ** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', [[spoiler: Van acts like a parent to Tear when Hod is destroyed]].
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destroyed]]. Also, although they aren't actual siblings, Guy acted as both an older brother and a parent to Luke, as he is the one who taught Luke how to walk/talk/etc. [[spoiler:after he was found at Choral Castle.]]
* ** Chester from ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' was promoted to a father figure for his little sister Ami after their parents died... up until she dies as well, [[DoomedHometown together with other denizens of Toltus]].
* ** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'', Julius serves as a father figure for his younger half-brother, [[TheHero Ludger]] [[spoiler:after Julius killed Lugder's mother, who was the younger sister of Julius's mother, in self-defense. Julius was extremely careful to keep all of this hidden from their ArchnemesisDad]].ArchnemesisDad]].
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'': Celica had to taken care of her much younger siblings Velvet and Laphicet when their parents died. When Celica died, Velvet had to step up, but in that case she didn't have to fill the role completely since Celica's husband Arthur was still around to help.
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