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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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* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
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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.
7th Oct '17 9:10:04 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Going even further back in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' 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 ''was'' spared by Arvis, but [[KilltheCutie died of illness]] and grief some time later.]]

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** Going even further back in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' are half-brothers [[WellIntentionedExtremist Arvis]] and [[BadassBookworm Azel]] Azelle]] of Velthomer. Azel's Azelle'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.Azelle. [[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 Azelle ''was'' spared by Arvis, but [[KilltheCutie died of illness]] and grief some time later.]]



** 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 teens) and Elise (early teens) and their adoptive sibling the Avatar (mid-to-late teens).

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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 20's), ended up taking parental roles towards their half-siblings Leo (mid (mid-to-late teens) and Elise (early teens) and their adoptive sibling the Avatar (mid-to-late teens). (also mid-to-late teens, though older than Leo).
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' and its remake ''VideoGames/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', the villager Atlas has been raising his little siblings on his own. When they're kidnapped by Grieth, Atlas joins Celica's group to rescue them.



** Hawke became the sole breadwinner after the death of their father, three years prior to the game. Most of Hawke's actions for the first part of the game are simply trying to find a way to provide for their mother and younger siblings.

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** Hawke became the sole breadwinner after the death of their father, three years prior to the game. Most of Hawke's actions for the first part of the game are simply trying to find a way to provide for their mother and their two younger siblings.siblings, the HalfIdenticalTwins Bethany and Carver.



* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' had Chief Prosecutor Lana Skye, who has been taking care of her teenage sister Ema (13 years younger than her) since the two of them were orphaned. Of course, [[spoiler:it's Lana's love for her little sister which leads to her being blackmailed by her boss, Damon Gant, into covering up a crime]].
* Happens in ''VisualNovel/{{Crescendo|EienDatoOmotteItaAnoKoro}}'', with Ayame Sasaki taking care of her adopted younger brother Ryo (the male lead) after their parents die in an accident when Ryo was in junior high and Ayame was in college. She drops from college and becomes an OfficeLady to support them both., taking care of Ryo devotedly [[GreaterNeedThanmine and neglecting her own needs.]] [[BrotherSisterIncest They can potentially fall in love]].
* [[spoiler: Mira Kagami]] in ''VisualNovel/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 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 the PC walk her home? She doesn't want anyone to find out she's not the RichBitch she pretends to be at school.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' had Chief Prosecutor Lana Skye, who has been taking care of her teenage sister Ema (13 years younger than her) since the two of them were orphaned. Of course, [[spoiler:it's Lana's love for her little sister which leads to her being blackmailed by her boss, Damon Gant, into covering up a crime]].
crime. Ironically, that leads Ema to hire Phoenix...]].
* Happens in ''VisualNovel/{{Crescendo|EienDatoOmotteItaAnoKoro}}'', with Ayame Sasaki taking care of her adopted younger brother Ryo (the male lead) after their parents die in an accident when Ryo was in junior high and Ayame was in college. She drops from college and becomes an OfficeLady to support them both., both, taking care of Ryo devotedly [[GreaterNeedThanmine and neglecting her own needs.]] [[BrotherSisterIncest They can potentially fall in love]].
* [[spoiler: Mira Kagami]] in ''VisualNovel/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 the PC? PlyerCharacter? One of the kids is an IllBoy [[SickEpisode and she must take care of him. him]]. [[TextileWorkIsFeminine She's good at sewing?]] She fixes the kids's clothes to aid help her mom. She doesn't let the PC PlayerCharacter walk her home? She doesn't want anyone to find out she's not the RichBitch she pretends to be at school.]]


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* ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'': Saori's potential boyfriend [[spoiler: Ritsu]] was orphaned at 10 years old and had to take care of his 6-year-old little brother from then on. [[spoiler:Then his brother was killed by the Nagasaki Vigilantes for [[HeKnowsTooMuch learning their secret identitites]], and the deeply hurt Ritsu has come to ''loathe'' them for it.]]
4th Oct '17 4:18:09 PM Pichu-kun
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* Nani of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' is Lilo's older sister, who became her legal guardian after their parents died. The two still argue like sisters. Lilo even says, "I like you better as a sister than a mom." Despite knowing about Lilo's mission to find more than 600 aliens scattered about Hawaii, Nani would probably prefer if her little sister had a safer hobby.
** Confirmed. Nani has forbidden Lilo and Stitch on at least one occasion from using the hovercars that Jumba gave them as a Christmas gift because it's not safe.
** Additionally, the first film serves as somewhat of a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of this trope, as it deals with Nani struggling to be a competent guardian and raise Lilo to the satisfaction of Social Services shortly after their parents' death. [[TearJerker "Struggling" is really the only way to describe it, and it's heartbreaking watching a loving and well-intentioned sibling having her little sister taken away so soon after losing both of her parents.]] The sad thing is, it's surprisingly realistic because Nani is ''nineteen''...

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* Nani of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' is Lilo's older sister, who became her legal guardian after their parents died. The two still argue like sisters. Lilo even says, "I like you better as a sister than a mom." Despite knowing about Lilo's mission to find more than 600 aliens scattered about Hawaii, Nani would probably prefer if her little sister had a safer hobby.
** Confirmed.
hobby. Nani has forbidden Lilo and Stitch on at least one occasion from using the hovercars that Jumba gave them as a Christmas gift because it's not safe. \n** Additionally, the first film serves as somewhat of a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of this trope, as it deals with Nani struggling to be a competent guardian and raise Lilo to the satisfaction of Social Services shortly after their parents' death. [[TearJerker "Struggling" is really the only way to describe it, and it's heartbreaking watching a loving and well-intentioned sibling having her little sister taken away so soon after losing both of her parents.]] The sad thing is, it's surprisingly realistic because Nani is ''nineteen''...



* Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' goes through this with Anna after their parents die. Shown when she vetos Anna's marriage to Hans.

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* Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' goes through this with Anna after their parents die. Shown die, as shown when she vetos Anna's marriage to Hans.Hans. Played with as Elsa was barely present in Anna's life for the three years between their parents death and her coronation.



* One of the students in the sixth season of ''Kinpachi-sensei'' has parents who are too busy to take care of their kids. However [[spoiler:the boys older brother is a JerkAss drug user who abuses him and takes money from him. He ends up beating him up and abandoning him.]] It's played with later on when it's revealed his parents were overworking to try and make their lives better than theirs were, and they end up reconciling their bond [[spoiler:after the older brothers gets put in jail]].

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* One of the students in the sixth season of ''Kinpachi-sensei'' ''Series/KinpachiSensei'' has parents who are too busy to take care of their kids. However [[spoiler:the boys older brother is a JerkAss drug user [[BigBrotherBully who abuses him him]] and takes money from him. He ends up beating him up and abandoning him.]] It's played with later on when it's revealed his parents were overworking to try and make their children's lives better than theirs were, and they were. They end up reconciling their bond [[spoiler:after the older brothers gets put in jail]].
2nd Oct '17 11:49:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Sara in ''Anime/PrincessSarah'' becomes Lottie's "little mother" for all intents and purposes, as in the [[ALittlePrincess original novel.]] It's stated in the anime that Lottie's mother died when she was very small, though she does have a father who appears briefly in one episode.

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* Sara in ''Anime/PrincessSarah'' becomes Lottie's "little mother" for all intents and purposes, as in the [[ALittlePrincess [[Literature/ALittlePrincess original novel.]] It's stated in the anime that Lottie's mother died when she was very small, though she does have a father who appears briefly in one episode.



* Sara Crewe becomes Lottie's "mamma" in ''ALittlePrincess''. It's explained in the novel that Lottie's mother has died, and her father, described as a "flighty young man", has placed her in boarding school because he doesn't quite know what to do with her.

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* Sara Crewe becomes Lottie's "mamma" in ''ALittlePrincess''.''Literature/ALittlePrincess''. It's explained in the novel that Lottie's mother has died, and her father, described as a "flighty young man", has placed her in boarding school because he doesn't quite know what to do with her.
2nd Oct '17 2:08:55 AM Qrow
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* ''Literature/{{Brennus}}'': Basil's sister Amy has been taking care of and supporting him since their parent's died. Granted, she pays the bills by being one of the world's most dangerous supervillains, [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes but she still loves her brother]].
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