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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]].]]
8th Apr '16 6:15:10 PM Eievie
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-->'''Kit:''' He’s not my father! He may pretend to care, but it’s only because he’s on some sick power trip! He doesn’t love me like Dad did, but he sure as hell thinks he can tell me what to do every second of the day!\\
'''Maya:''' You’re right. He doesn’t love us the way Dad did. Dad buggered off halfway round the world with his new family the moment things got tough. Lochan could have left school last year, got himself a job, and moved out. He could choose to run off next year to a university at the other end of the country. But no, he’s only applying to ones in London, even though his teachers were desperate for him to try for Oxbridge. He’s staying in London so he can live here and look after us and make sure we’re all right.

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-->'''Kit:''' He’s [[YoureNotMyFather He's not my father! father!]] He may pretend to care, but it’s it's only because he’s he's on some sick power trip! He doesn’t doesn't love me like Dad did, but he sure as hell thinks he can tell me what to do every second of the day!\\
'''Maya:''' You’re You're right. He doesn’t doesn't love us the way Dad did. Dad buggered off halfway round the world with his new family the moment things got tough. Lochan could have left school last year, got himself a job, and moved out. He could choose to run off next year to a university at the other end of the country. But no, he’s he's only applying to ones in London, even though his teachers were desperate for him to try for Oxbridge. He’s He's staying in London so he can live here and look after us and make sure we’re we're all right.



* Happened in Aussie soap ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' when a new family (or rather, part of an old family, the Ramseys) were introduced, but before they even got introduced properly, the single mother died in a car accident. With the father missing, oldest child Katie steps up to the plate as year-12 student and bread-winner for her marginally younger brother Harry (who repeatedly undermines her authority, not always deliberately, because he is only a year younger than her) and little sister Sophie (who's about 10 and looks up to both her older siblings -- which causes problems if/when they clash).

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* Happened in Aussie soap ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' when a new family (or rather, part of an old family, the Ramseys) were introduced, but before they even got introduced properly, the single mother died in a car accident. With the father missing, oldest child Katie steps up to the plate as year-12 student and bread-winner for her marginally younger brother Harry (who repeatedly undermines her authority, not always deliberately, because he is only a year younger than her) and little sister Sophie (who's about 10 and looks up to both her older siblings -- which siblings--which causes problems if/when they clash).



** Lightning gets it again around the end of the first disc, when Hope joins her when she tries to go solo, in the process proving how [[SquishyWizard weak and defenseless]] he really is. She's visibly displeased -- [[CharacterDevelopment at least at first]].

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** Lightning gets it again around the end of the first disc, when Hope joins her when she tries to go solo, in the process proving how [[SquishyWizard weak and defenseless]] he really is. She's visibly displeased -- [[CharacterDevelopment displeased--[[CharacterDevelopment at least at first]].



* In several rapidly developing Southeast Asian cultures, such as Vietnam, as parents work for longer and longer hours to support their large families, the eldest children are expected to act as surrogate parents to their younger siblings while their parents are absent. This is common to all cultures where the firstborn son is considered to be second in status only to the father -- many, if not most, place the firstborn son above the mother in the family hierarchy, while still maintaining the tradition of utter respect for one's parents -- but is especially prominent in countries that have until recently been considered Third World. This is due to the rapid economy growth and increased cost of living resulting in a need for parents to work for longer and longer hours.

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* In several rapidly developing Southeast Asian cultures, such as Vietnam, as parents work for longer and longer hours to support their large families, the eldest children are expected to act as surrogate parents to their younger siblings while their parents are absent. This is common to all cultures where the firstborn son is considered to be second in status only to the father -- many, father--many, if not most, place the firstborn son above the mother in the family hierarchy, while still maintaining the tradition of utter respect for one's parents -- but parents--but is especially prominent in countries that have until recently been considered Third World. This is due to the rapid economy growth and increased cost of living resulting in a need for parents to work for longer and longer hours.
2nd Apr '16 3:59:21 PM DarthLink22
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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] universe, the human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadance, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they both agreed to tie the knot down at the courthouse instead of doing the big wedding they were planning before the tragedy struck. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They're still going to have the fancy ceremony, but they both agreed to hold off both that and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on making sure Twilight grows up in a caring enviroment.]]

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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' universe, the human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadance, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they both agreed to tie the knot down at the courthouse instead of doing the big wedding they were planning before the tragedy struck. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They're still going to have the fancy ceremony, but they both agreed to hold off both that and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on making sure Twilight grows up in a caring enviroment.environment.]]
24th Mar '16 7:26:06 PM JJHIL325
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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] universe, the human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadance, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they decided to the knot down at the courthouse instead of doing the big wedding they were planning before the tragedy struck. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They're still going to have the fancy ceremony, but they both agreed to hold off both that and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on making sure Twilight grows up in a caring enviroment.]]

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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] universe, the human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadance, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they decided both agreed to tie the knot down at the courthouse instead of doing the big wedding they were planning before the tragedy struck. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They're still going to have the fancy ceremony, but they both agreed to hold off both that and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on making sure Twilight grows up in a caring enviroment.]]
24th Mar '16 7:23:53 PM JJHIL325
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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] universe, the human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadance, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they decided to the knot down at the courthouse instead of the big wedding they were planning. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They're still going to have the fancy ceremony, but they both agreed to hold off both that and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on making sure Twilight grows up in a caring enviroment.]]

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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] universe, the human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadance, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they decided to the knot down at the courthouse instead of doing the big wedding they were planning.planning before the tragedy struck. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They're still going to have the fancy ceremony, but they both agreed to hold off both that and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on making sure Twilight grows up in a caring enviroment.]]
24th Mar '16 7:22:10 PM JJHIL325
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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] universe, the human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadance, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they looked over the fancy wedding they were planning for tying the knot down at the courthouse. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They also both agreed to hold off both the fancy ceremony and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on raising her.]]

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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] universe, the human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadance, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they looked over the fancy wedding they were planning for tying decided to the knot down at the courthouse. courthouse instead of the big wedding they were planning. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They also They're still going to have the fancy ceremony, but they both agreed to hold off both the fancy ceremony that and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on raising her.making sure Twilight grows up in a caring enviroment.]]
24th Mar '16 6:15:02 AM JJHIL325
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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] universe, the human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadence, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they forgoed the fancy wedding they were planning for tying the knot down at the courthouse. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They also both agreed to hold off both the fancy ceremony and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on raising her.]]

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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] universe, the human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadence, Cadance, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they forgoed looked over the fancy wedding they were planning for tying the knot down at the courthouse. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They also both agreed to hold off both the fancy ceremony and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on raising her.]]
23rd Mar '16 9:13:42 PM JJHIL325
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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] universe, The human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadence, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they forgoed the fancy wedding they were planning for tying the knot down at the courthouse. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They also both agreed to hold off both the fancy ceremony and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on raising her.]]

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* In the [[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames]] universe, The the human version of Shining Armor and Twilight's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver when the latter was thirteen. Shining, since he was of age at the time of the accident, was able to take custody of his sister. His fiancee, Cadence, decided that she wanted to help raise Twilight, so they forgoed the fancy wedding they were planning for tying the knot down at the courthouse. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They also both agreed to hold off both the fancy ceremony and having a baby of their own until their charge graduated high school so they can focus all of their attention on raising her.]]
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