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26th Jun '16 7:32:19 PM res20stupid
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* ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'': Santa [[spoiler: or Aoi Kurashiki]] was promoted to parent after his parents were killed in an accident. He's been looking out for [[spoiler: Akane]] since he was 9. [[spoiler: It's basically the reason he's TheLancer to Akane when she's acting as [[BigBad Zero]] - he knows that if her plans fail or never come to fruition then she'll die.]]
16th Jun '16 6:20:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ThaliasMusings'', twins Apollo and Artemis became this to each other when [[PervertDad Zeus]] took them from [[ParentsInDistress their mother]]. Artemis appointed herself Apollo's legal guardian.

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* In ''ThaliasMusings'', ''Literature/ThaliasMusings'', twins Apollo and Artemis became this to each other when [[PervertDad Zeus]] took them from [[ParentsInDistress their mother]]. Artemis appointed herself Apollo's legal guardian.
6th Jun '16 7:45:58 AM LentilSandEater
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'' [[PrivateEyeMonologue Lucas]] casually mentions that his older brother Marcus "took care of me after our parents died". Sounds sweet enough until you see their grave stones and figures out that Lucas was around eighteen when his parents died (ten years later he has a former girlfriend that used to live with him in his huge loft). I know his older brother became a priest, but ''come on!''

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'' [[PrivateEyeMonologue Lucas]] casually mentions that his older brother Marcus "took care of me after our parents died". Sounds sweet enough until you see their grave stones and figures out that Lucas was around eighteen when his parents died (ten years later he has a former girlfriend that used to live with him in his huge loft). I know his older brother became a priest, but ''come on!''
3rd Jun '16 4:05:59 PM PixelKnight
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Dave's Bro]] plays it straight while John's Dad is simply a [[MissingMom Single]] [[AvertedTrope Parent]], with no insight into the rest of their respective families. Later, thanks a complicated series [[CloningBlues Ectobiology]] [[TimeParadox Shenanigans]] and [[StableTimeLoop Weird]] {{Time|yWimeyBall}} [[RunningGag Shit]], we learn that [[spoiler: [[InvertedTrope Dave's Bro is his biological clone-father,]] [[DoubleSubversion John's Dad is his genetic half-brother and his grandmother is actually his biological clone-mother,]] [[RuleOfThree and]] [[TrulySingleParent John is unwittingly responsible for cloning both the parents and the kids]] [[ZigZaggingTrope just before they all got launched throughout time and space to become those very people.]]]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Dave's Bro]] plays it straight while John's Dad is simply a [[MissingMom Single]] [[AvertedTrope Parent]], with no insight into the rest of their respective families. Later, thanks to a lot of complicated series [[CloningBlues Ectobiology]] [[TimeParadox Shenanigans]] and [[StableTimeLoop Weird]] {{Time|yWimeyBall}} [[RunningGag Shit]], we learn that [[spoiler: [[InvertedTrope Dave's Bro is his biological clone-father,]] [[DoubleSubversion John's Dad is his genetic half-brother and his grandmother is actually his biological clone-mother,]] [[RuleOfThree and]] [[TrulySingleParent John is unwittingly responsible for cloning both the parents and the kids]] [[ZigZaggingTrope just before they all got launched throughout time and space to become those very people.]]]]
12th May '16 9:01:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* Happens in ''Kyou Kara Yonshimai'' when the father of the girls abandons them after their mothers death. It's up to the oldest sister to take care of her sisters. [[spoiler:She ends up running off as an adult though.]]
11th May '16 11:55:02 AM erforce
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* Lauren from ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' season 2 episode "Alpine Fields" raises her infant sister Sydney after both her father and mother are killed by a Terminator.

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* Lauren from ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' season 2 episode "Alpine Fields" raises her infant sister Sydney after both her father and mother are killed by a Terminator.
8th May '16 1:31:23 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Going even further back in ''Genealogy of the Holy War'' are half-brothers [[WellIntentionedExtremist Arvis]] and [[BadassBookworm Azel]] of Velthomer. Azel's mom was one of the maids working for Arvis' dead mother and died some time ago, and their father Lord Victor went the SpurnedIntoSuicide way at some point, so Arvis took upon himself the duty of helping raise young Azel. [[spoiler: Arvis was less than an ideal parent, though, since Azel presumably dies along with the rest of Sigurd's army at the end of the game's first half when Arvis betrays and slaughters all of them. Other sources, however, hint that Azel ''may'' have been spared by Arvis, but [[KilltheCutie died of illness]] and grief some time later.)]]

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** Going even further back in ''Genealogy of the Holy War'' are half-brothers [[WellIntentionedExtremist Arvis]] and [[BadassBookworm Azel]] of Velthomer. Azel's mom was one of the maids working for Arvis' dead mother and died some time ago, and their father Lord Victor went the SpurnedIntoSuicide way at some point, so Arvis took upon himself the duty of helping raise young Azel. [[spoiler: Arvis was less than an ideal parent, though, since Azel presumably dies along with the rest of Sigurd's army at the end of the game's first half when Arvis betrays and slaughters all of them. Other sources, however, hint that Azel ''may'' have been ''was'' spared by Arvis, but [[KilltheCutie died of illness]] and grief some time later.)]]



** This is also heavily implied with Lucina. [[spoiler: She's Chrom's daughter from a Bad Future ''and'' the first born of the Future Children. and as said above all of his playable wives have their own canonical child who's younger than her, meaning Chrom will typically father two children no matter who he marries. It's outright stated in all of Lucina's supports with her younger sibling that Chrom told her to protect them; if either Morgan or Cynthia is Chrom's kid, either of them says in their dad support that they have next to no memories of him (though for different reasons), further evidencing this.]]

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** This is also heavily implied with Lucina. [[spoiler: She's Chrom's daughter from a Bad Future ''and'' the first born of the Future Children. Children, and as said above all of his playable wives have their own canonical child who's younger than her, meaning Chrom will typically father two children no matter who he marries.marries (unless sai wife is the Village Maiden). It's outright stated in all of Lucina's supports with her younger sibling that Chrom told her to protect them; if either Morgan or Cynthia is Chrom's kid, either of them says in their dad support that they have next to no memories of him (though for different reasons), further evidencing this.]]



** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Nohr siblings barely survived in a DeadlyDecadentCourt. The two eldest surviving kids, Crown [[TeamDad Prince Xander]] and [[TeamMom Princess Camilla]], ended up taking parental roles towards their half-siblings Leo and Elise and their adoptive sibling the Avatar.



* [[spoiler: Mira Kagami]] in ''TokimekiMemorial'' is revealed to be unable to join clubs because she's the eldest of five children in a poor household, her father died, and she has to help her mother to take care of her ''much'' younger brothers. [[spoiler: All of the times Mira cancels dates with you? One of the kids is an IllBoy and she must take care of him. [[TextileWorkIsFeminine She's good at sewing?]] She fixes the kids's clothes to aid her mom. She doesn't let you walk her home? She doesn't want you to find out she's not the RichBitch she pretends to be at school.]]

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* [[spoiler: Mira Kagami]] in ''TokimekiMemorial'' is revealed to be unable to join clubs because she's the eldest of five children in a poor household, her father died, and she has to help her mother to take care of her ''much'' younger brothers. [[spoiler: All of the times Mira cancels dates with you? the PC? One of the kids is an IllBoy and she must take care of him. [[TextileWorkIsFeminine She's good at sewing?]] She fixes the kids's clothes to aid her mom. She doesn't let you the PC walk her home? She doesn't want you anyone to find out she's not the RichBitch she pretends to be at school.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Katara took on this sort of role in looking after her family after her mother died. A notable case, since Katara is actually the younger sibling, though CloserToEarth. Even when she and Sokka leave the South Pole, she becomes the TeamMom. Her brother Sokka even highlights this at one point in Book 3, talking to Toph about how whenever he tries to picture his mother's face, Katara's is the face he sees.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Katara took on this sort of role in looking after her family after her mother died.Kya was murdered. A notable case, since Katara is actually the younger sibling, though CloserToEarth. Even when she and Sokka leave the South Pole, she becomes the TeamMom. Her brother Sokka even highlights this at one point in Book 3, talking to Toph about how whenever he tries to picture his mother's face, Katara's is the face he sees.
27th Apr '16 10:58:58 AM TobuIshi
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* The big twist reveal in ''Literature/AfternoonOfTheElves'' is that Sara-Kate [[spoiler:has been acting as a mother to ''her own mother'' for nearly a year, after Mrs. Connolly fell victim to some sort of breakdown or serious illness. Sara-Kate is terrified of being taken away by CPS, so she's been keeping their situation secret and making ends meet through a combination of clever deceit, hard work, MacGuyvering, and sheer force of will.]]

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* The big twist reveal in ''Literature/AfternoonOfTheElves'' is that Sara-Kate [[spoiler:has been acting as a mother to ''her own mother'' for nearly a year, after Mrs. Connolly fell victim to some sort of breakdown or serious illness. Sara-Kate is terrified of being taken away by CPS, so she's been keeping their situation secret and making ends meet through a combination of clever deceit, hard work, MacGuyvering, MacGyvering, and sheer force of will.]]
27th Apr '16 10:57:52 AM TobuIshi
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* The big twist reveal in ''Literature/AfternoonOfTheElves'' is that Sara-Kate [[spoiler:has been acting as a mother to ''her own mother'' for nearly a year, after Mrs. Connolly fell victim to some sort of breakdown or serious illness. Sara-Kate is terrified of being taken away by CPS, so she's been keeping their situation secret and making ends meet through a combination of clever deceit, hard work, MacGuyvering, and sheer force of will.]]
18th Apr '16 3:31:58 AM Pichu-kun
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* [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Yujiki]] looks after her little sister Hinagiku in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', but usually it ends up being the other way around.
** While this may have been true after their parents abandoned them (and possibly even before), it seems that normalcy has reasserted itself after they get adopted by the Katsura's. Yukiji seems to have reverted to more child-like while Hinagiku is supporting herself and generally not truly caring about her older sister except when it makes her look bad.

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* [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Yujiki]] looks after her little sister Hinagiku in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', but usually it ends up being the other way around.
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around. While this may have been true after their parents abandoned them (and possibly even before), it seems that normalcy has reasserted itself after they get adopted by the Katsura's. Yukiji seems to have reverted to more child-like while Hinagiku is supporting herself and generally not truly caring about her older sister except when it makes her look bad.



** In the Gold/Silver arc of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', we learn that Blue met Silver (age five and three, respectively) after they were kidnapped by the same giant bird to become the Masked Man's minions. The two of them were put together as a team. From then on, Blue acted as [[CoolBigSis a surrogate sister]] to the boy, and eventually escaped with him. In the Green Leaf/Fire Red arc, Silver only starts looking for his biological family after Blue has successfully found her own parents.

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** * In the Gold/Silver arc of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', we learn that Blue met Silver (age five and three, respectively) after they were kidnapped by the same giant bird to become the Masked Man's minions. The two of them were put together as a team. From then on, Blue acted as [[CoolBigSis a surrogate sister]] to the boy, and eventually escaped with him. In the Green Leaf/Fire Red arc, Silver only starts looking for his biological family after Blue has successfully found her own parents.



* In ''PandoraHearts'', poor [[TheChewToy Gilbert]] got PromotedToParent before his age reached the double digits: his parents sold him and his little brother Vincent to a freak show because of the latter's [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eye]] (a sign of being a [[ApocalypseMaiden Child of Misfortune]]). The two children grew up on the streets, and Gilbert took it upon himself to feed his brother (by stealing) and protect him--[[ThickerThanWater even though he was tempted to abandon him and fend for himself]] many times. [[PsychoticManchild Vincent]] developed [[{{Yandere}} a twisted obsession]] with Gilbert as a result.

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* In ''PandoraHearts'', ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', poor [[TheChewToy Gilbert]] got PromotedToParent before his age reached the double digits: his parents sold him and his little brother Vincent to a freak show because of the latter's [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eye]] (a sign of being a [[ApocalypseMaiden Child of Misfortune]]). The two children grew up on the streets, and Gilbert took it upon himself to feed his brother (by stealing) and protect him--[[ThickerThanWater even though he was tempted to abandon him and fend for himself]] many times. [[PsychoticManchild Vincent]] developed [[{{Yandere}} a twisted obsession]] with Gilbert as a result.



* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' begins with 30-year old Daikichi taking in his recently deceased grandfathers' illegitimate six year old daughter. He spends the rest of the anime learning how to take care of a young child, though the maga has a {{timeskip}} where Rin is now a teenager. Most fans [[FanonDiscontinuity ignore]] the timeskip due to [[spoiler:[[WifeHusbandry the two falling in love]].]]

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* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' begins with 30-year old Daikichi taking in his recently deceased grandfathers' illegitimate six year old daughter. He spends the rest of the anime learning how to take care of a young child, though the maga manga has a {{timeskip}} where Rin is now became a teenager. Most fans [[FanonDiscontinuity ignore]] the timeskip due to [[spoiler:[[WifeHusbandry the two falling in love]].]]
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