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28th Nov '16 3:38:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* Both WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} and Metro Man are aliens who landed on earth as babies and were raised by humans. Metro Mans ship landed near the mansion of a rich couple and was mostly raised by his loving adoptive mother. Megamind however, ended up crashing into a nearby prison (his pod was originally on the way to the mansion but Metro Mans knocked his off course), and was raised by the inmates. They were nice enough parents but unfortunatly taught him THEIR values, turning him into a criminal.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'': Both WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} Megamind and Metro Man are aliens who landed on earth as babies and were raised by humans. Metro Mans ship landed near the mansion of a rich couple and was mostly raised by his loving adoptive mother. Megamind however, ended up crashing into a nearby prison (his pod was originally on the way to the mansion but Metro Mans knocked his off course), and was raised by the inmates. They were nice enough parents but unfortunatly taught him THEIR values, turning him into a criminal.
28th Nov '16 3:37:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheCountryBears'' had a young bear cub that was raised by humans. He didn't even know he was a bear until his adopted brother pointed it out.

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* ''TheCountryBears'' ''Film/TheCountryBears'' had a young bear cub that was raised by humans. He didn't even know he was a bear until his adopted brother pointed it out.



* In the film version of ''StuartLittle'', Stuart was an orphaned mouse adopted and raised by humans.

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* In the film version of ''StuartLittle'', ''Film/StuartLittle'', Stuart was an orphaned mouse adopted and raised by humans.



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* WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken in which two humans (well, actually, two pairs of human lower bodies to be specific...but, eh, close enough) are the proud parents of a, well, cow and a chicken.
* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic features Spike, a "baby" dragon, who was raised by Ponies.

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* WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' in which two humans (well, actually, two pairs of human lower bodies to be specific...but, eh, close enough) are the proud parents of a, well, cow and a chicken.
* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' features Spike, a "baby" dragon, who was raised by Ponies.



* On {{Gargoyles}}, Angela and her 35 rookery siblings (including [[WordOfGod three beasts,]] though we've only seen one) were raised on Avalon by three humans.

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* On {{Gargoyles}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Angela and her 35 rookery siblings (including [[WordOfGod three beasts,]] though we've only seen one) were raised on Avalon by three humans.



* An episode of AnimalPlanet's ''Series/FatalAttractions'' featured a man who raised a lion cub as if it were his own child. Said cub in question ended up mauling his actual human daughter. The lion in question had to be shot and killed by the very man who raised her in order to save his daughter.

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* An episode of AnimalPlanet's Creator/AnimalPlanet's ''Series/FatalAttractions'' featured a man who raised a lion cub as if it were his own child. Said cub in question ended up mauling his actual human daughter. The lion in question had to be shot and killed by the very man who raised her in order to save his daughter.
28th Nov '16 3:36:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[DragonBall Son Goku]], birth name Kakarot, is a Saiyan (a race of HumanAlien warriors) who was sent away from his home planet as a baby shortly before it was destroyed, and upon landing on Earth was taken in by Son Gohan, a kindly human martial artist who trained him in martial arts. However, Gohan was eventually killed when Goku transformed into an Ozaru (a giant were-ape form that all Sayians have) when Goku was around 10. Living alone in the wilderness until he was 12, Goku eventually met Bulma when she was looking for Gohans dragonball, and from that point, he was raised and taught about human society at large by her, Master Roshi, Krillin, Yamcha and his other friends he meets during their first adventure.

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* [[DragonBall ''Manga/DragonBall'': Son Goku]], Goku, birth name Kakarot, is a Saiyan (a race of HumanAlien warriors) who was sent away from his home planet as a baby shortly before it was destroyed, and upon landing on Earth was taken in by Son Gohan, a kindly human martial artist who trained him in martial arts. However, Gohan was eventually killed when Goku transformed into an Ozaru (a giant were-ape form that all Sayians have) when Goku was around 10. Living alone in the wilderness until he was 12, Goku eventually met Bulma when she was looking for Gohans dragonball, and from that point, he was raised and taught about human society at large by her, Master Roshi, Krillin, Yamcha and his other friends he meets during their first adventure.



* [[{{Superman}} Clark Kent]], birth name Kal-El, is a Kryptonian (a race of HumanAlien scientists) who was sent away from his home planet as a baby shortly before it was destroyed, and upon landing on Earth was taken in by the Kents, a kindly human couple. If you're feeling déjà vu, it's because Akira Toriyama was inspired by Superman.

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* [[{{Superman}} ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'': Clark Kent]], Kent, birth name Kal-El, is a Kryptonian (a race of HumanAlien scientists) who was sent away from his home planet as a baby shortly before it was destroyed, and upon landing on Earth was taken in by the Kents, a kindly human couple. If you're feeling déjà vu, it's because Akira Toriyama was inspired by Superman.
10th Nov '16 5:28:35 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/TheHermeticMillennia'', Menelaus is asked why he can't do something with his superhuman intellectual abilities. Menelaus explains that he was raised by humans, and it puts him in a the position of a human raised by wolves.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/TheHermeticMillennia'', Menelaus is asked why he can't do something with his superhuman intellectual abilities. Menelaus explains that he was raised by humans, and it puts him in a the position of a human raised by wolves.
7th Nov '16 7:03:36 PM SilentStranger
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* Several chimpanzees were raised as humans by scientists, who were trying to teach them human language. ''Film/ProjectNim'' is a documentary about such an experiment. Nim was dressed in human clothes, diapered, and even ''breastfed'' by a woman.

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** Suffice to say, this is very common with non-domesticated animals raised by humans, as they have certain adult behavior and instincts that arent compatible with their human "parent".
* Several chimpanzees were raised as humans by scientists, who were trying to teach them human language. ''Film/ProjectNim'' is a documentary about such an experiment. Nim was dressed in human clothes, diapered, and even ''breastfed'' by a woman. Obviously, this never works, as a chimp is a chimp no matter how much you treat it as a human.




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* As human society has moved away from treating domesticated animals solely as foodstock or tools, many species that were formerly just farm animals are now often raised as pets, most notably dogs and cats, who are also the ones that best adapt to human families. Dogs adapt the best and often view their owner very loyally, but cats also become very friendly to humans if raised properly.
13th Oct '16 2:41:32 PM SilentStranger
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* [[DragonBall Son Goku]], birth name Kakarot, is a Saiyan (a race of HumanAlien warriors) who was sent away from his home planet as a baby shortly before it was destroyed, and upon landing on Earth was taken in by Son Gohan, a kindly human martial artist... until Goku transformed into an oozaru (a gigantic were-monkey, all Saiyans have this ability) and stomped on Gohan while going on a rampage. After that, Goku lived on his own out in the middle of nowhere until meeting Bulma.

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* [[DragonBall Son Goku]], birth name Kakarot, is a Saiyan (a race of HumanAlien warriors) who was sent away from his home planet as a baby shortly before it was destroyed, and upon landing on Earth was taken in by Son Gohan, a kindly human martial artist... until artist who trained him in martial arts. However, Gohan was eventually killed when Goku transformed into an oozaru Ozaru (a gigantic were-monkey, giant were-ape form that all Saiyans have this ability) and stomped on Gohan while going on a rampage. After that, Sayians have) when Goku lived on his own out was around 10. Living alone in the middle of nowhere wilderness until meeting Bulma.he was 12, Goku eventually met Bulma when she was looking for Gohans dragonball, and from that point, he was raised and taught about human society at large by her, Master Roshi, Krillin, Yamcha and his other friends he meets during their first adventure.




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** Of note is that the earliest version of Superman was only mentioned as having been found by a "passing motorist" and left at an orphanage. The Kents werent introduced until a year later.
11th Oct '16 4:54:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Several chimpanzees were raised as humans by scientists, who were trying to teach them human language. ''ProjectNim'' is a documentary about such an experiment. Nim was dressed in human clothes, diapered, and even ''breastfed'' by a woman.

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* Several chimpanzees were raised as humans by scientists, who were trying to teach them human language. ''ProjectNim'' ''Film/ProjectNim'' is a documentary about such an experiment. Nim was dressed in human clothes, diapered, and even ''breastfed'' by a woman.


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** This is nearly always reused no matter what the setting is, even Elseworld stories. In ''SupermanRedSon'', Kal-El's ship crashes in the Ukraine sometime in the 20's and is raised in a commune with socialist values and becomes the USSR's greatest champion, ''Superman: Mastermen'' has him raised as an Ubermensch by the Nazi party, ''SpeedingBullets'' has him become the adoptive son of the Wayne family and so on.



* Both WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} and Metro Man are aliens who landed on earth as babies and were raised by humans.

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* Both WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} and Metro Man are aliens who landed on earth as babies and were raised by humans. Metro Mans ship landed near the mansion of a rich couple and was mostly raised by his loving adoptive mother. Megamind however, ended up crashing into a nearby prison (his pod was originally on the way to the mansion but Metro Mans knocked his off course), and was raised by the inmates. They were nice enough parents but unfortunatly taught him THEIR values, turning him into a criminal.
4th Jun '16 2:36:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[{{Superman}} Clark Kent]], birth name Kal-El, is a Kryptonian (a race of HumanAlien scientists) who was sent away from his home planet as a baby shortly before it was destroyed, and upon landing on Earth was taken in by the Kents, a kindly human couple. If you're feeling déjà vu, it's because Akira Toriyama was inspired by Superman.

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* [[{{Superman}} Clark Kent]], birth name Kal-El, is a Kryptonian (a race of HumanAlien scientists) who was sent away from his home planet as a baby shortly before it was destroyed, and upon landing on Earth was taken in by the Kents, a kindly human couple. If you're feeling déjà vu, it's because Akira Toriyama was inspired by Superman.

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* Tod from ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' is raised by an old widow woman after his real mother had been killed by hunters.



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* Caesar from ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' is a hyper-intelligent chimpanzee raised by humans.
* In the film version of ''StuartLittle'', Stuart was an orphaned mouse adopted and raised by humans.
** The original novel, however, has him be an anthropromorphic mouse whose birth parents just happen to be human for some unexplained reason.

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* Caesar from ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' is a hyper-intelligent chimpanzee raised by humans.
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* In the film version of ''StuartLittle'', Stuart was an orphaned mouse adopted and raised by humans.
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** The original novel, however, has him be an anthropromorphic mouse whose birth parents just happen to be human for some unexplained reason.



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* In the ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series Ayla invents the concept: first she takes in a foal when she kills its mother for food, then she takes in lion cub which gets injured, then a wolf cub when she kills its mother.
* Hagrid attempts this with a baby dragon in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. He ends up letting Norbert ([[spoiler:Or, should I say [[SamusIsAGirl "Norberta"]]?]]) go to live in a dragon preserve in Romania.

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* In the ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series Ayla invents the concept: first she takes in a foal when she kills its mother for food, then she takes in lion cub which gets injured, then a wolf cub when she kills its mother.
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* Hagrid attempts this with a baby dragon in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. He ends up letting Norbert ([[spoiler:Or, should I say [[SamusIsAGirl "Norberta"]]?]]) go to live in a dragon preserve in Romania.



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* Godzilla, Jr. from ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'' [[{{Imprinting}} imprinted]] on Nick Tatapolous as his adopted father. Since then, Godzilla has loyally protected Nick from danger and Nick does all he can to make sure Godzilla is safe and others are safe from him.
* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' where Finn The Human tries to raise a baby Jiggler. His heart's in the right place, but he doesn't know how to take care of the Jiggler and nearly kills it. He ends up bringing the baby back to its mother.
* Subverted with Brian from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. While he is treated like part of the family, he's only considered the family pet rather than a surrogate son to Lois and Peter.
** Played straight in the episode "Brain's Wallows and Peter's Swallows" in which a bird makes a nest in Peter's beard (ItMakesSenseInContext) before being frightened away. The bird had laid eggs in said beard which hatch and Peter ends up taking care of them until they are old enough to take care of themselves and fly away.

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* Godzilla, Jr. from ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'' [[{{Imprinting}} imprinted]] on Nick Tatapolous as his adopted father. Since then, Godzilla has loyally protected Nick from danger and Nick does all he can to make sure Godzilla is safe and others are safe from him.
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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' where Finn The Human tries to raise a baby Jiggler. His heart's in the right place, but he doesn't know how to take care of the Jiggler and nearly kills it. He ends up bringing the baby back to its mother.
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* Subverted with Brian from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. While he is treated like part of the family, he's only considered the family pet rather than a surrogate son to Lois and Peter.
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** Played straight in the episode "Brain's Wallows and Peter's Swallows" in which a bird makes a nest in Peter's beard (ItMakesSenseInContext) before being frightened away. The bird had laid eggs in said beard which hatch and Peter ends up taking care of them until they are old enough to take care of themselves and fly away.



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* Many people who have pets do see them as part of the family and view them as their own children. This is especially evident with families with "empty nest syndrome" who often get a pet as a sort of "surrogate child".
* An episode of AnimalPlanet's ''Series/FatalAttractions'' featured a man who raised a lion cub as if it were his own child. Said cub in question ended up mauling his actual human daughter. The lion in question had to be shot and killed by the very man who raised her in order to save his daughter.

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* Many people who have pets do see them as part of the family and view them as their own children. This is especially evident with families with "empty nest syndrome" who often get a pet as a sort of "surrogate child".
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* An episode of AnimalPlanet's ''Series/FatalAttractions'' featured a man who raised a lion cub as if it were his own child. Said cub in question ended up mauling his actual human daughter. The lion in question had to be shot and killed by the very man who raised her in order to save his daughter.


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* In the EarthsChildren series Ayla invents the concept: first she takes in a foal when she kills its mother for food, then she takes in lion cub which gets injured, then a wolf cub when she kills its mother.

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* In the EarthsChildren ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series Ayla invents the concept: first she takes in a foal when she kills its mother for food, then she takes in lion cub which gets injured, then a wolf cub when she kills its mother.



* In Turtledove's WorldWar Series, two Lizards are raised by one of the human characters.
* In ''[[TheDemonsLexicon The Demon Trilogy]]'', the demon Hnikarr possessed the body of an unborn infant. Taking possession of such an unformed mind provided a way for Hnikarr to keep the body from deteriorating (the original occupant being in no way equipped to resist), but it also caused Hnikarr to lose his memory and limited his mental development to that of his body (the reason that demons in the setting normally avoid possessing humans younger than [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday sixteen]]). The mother of the possessed baby then ran off with him, with the end result that he was RaisedByHumans [[spoiler:as Nicholas Ryves]].

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* In Turtledove's WorldWar Literature/WorldWar Series, two Lizards are raised by one of the human characters.
* In ''[[TheDemonsLexicon ''[[Literature/TheDemonsLexicon The Demon Trilogy]]'', the demon Hnikarr possessed the body of an unborn infant. Taking possession of such an unformed mind provided a way for Hnikarr to keep the body from deteriorating (the original occupant being in no way equipped to resist), but it also caused Hnikarr to lose his memory and limited his mental development to that of his body (the reason that demons in the setting normally avoid possessing humans younger than [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday sixteen]]). The mother of the possessed baby then ran off with him, with the end result that he was RaisedByHumans [[spoiler:as Nicholas Ryves]].



* In ''WatershipDown'', General Woundwort was orphaned as a baby when a weasel killed his mother, and was taken in by a kindly local man. It's likely his later hyper-aggressiveness stems from the trauma of watching his mother being eaten and the stress of growing up apart from other rabbits.

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* In ''WatershipDown'', ''Literature/WatershipDown'', General Woundwort was orphaned as a baby when a weasel killed his mother, and was taken in by a kindly local man. It's likely his later hyper-aggressiveness stems from the trauma of watching his mother being eaten and the stress of growing up apart from other rabbits.



* Subverting this trope's effects are the main goals of ape rehabilitators on AnimalPlanet's ''Escape to Chimp Eden'' and ''Orangutan Island'', who train young apes orphaned or abused by humans how to set aside dependence on human caregivers and live free in the forest.

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* Subverting this trope's effects are the main goals of ape rehabilitators on AnimalPlanet's Creator/AnimalPlanet's ''Escape to Chimp Eden'' and ''Orangutan Island'', who train young apes orphaned or abused by humans how to set aside dependence on human caregivers and live free in the forest.
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