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10th Jun '16 2:22:23 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein has Michael, a human raised by Martians after the first crewed exploration mission all died, and returned to Earth by the second. The Martians teach him their language-philosophy, how to use his puny human brain to use amazing powers, and to [[spoiler: spy on humanity to [[HumanityOnTrial determine whether they should or shouldn't blow us up]], like they did to the intelligent race on the "fifth" planet between Mars and Jupiter. You know, the ''asteroid belt?'']] He starts out as an IdiotSavant, and ends as [[spoiler:a MessianicArchetype.]]
* G. A. Henty's ''By Right of Conquest'' features an interesting twist on this. Roger Hawkshaw is the sole survivor of a shipwreck of the Yucatan coast and finds himself taken in by a village on the outskirts of the Aztec empire; everything else wobbles about this trope up through when Hernan Cortez arrives. Unfortunately, by this time most of the Aztecs don't particularly like him much, and the reason Roger was shipwrecked in the first place was part of a British attempt to break the international (Pope-mandated) division of the New World between the Spanish and Portuguese. XanatosSpeedChess ensues.

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* ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein has Michael, Valentine Michael Smith, a human raised by Martians after the first crewed exploration mission all died, and returned to Earth by the second. The Martians teach him their language-philosophy, how to use his puny human brain to use amazing powers, and to [[spoiler: spy on humanity to [[HumanityOnTrial determine whether they should or shouldn't blow us up]], like they did to the intelligent race on the "fifth" planet between Mars and Jupiter. You know, the ''asteroid belt?'']] He starts out as an IdiotSavant, and ends as [[spoiler:a MessianicArchetype.]]
* G. A. Henty's ''By Right of Conquest'' features an interesting twist on this. Roger Hawkshaw is the sole survivor of a shipwreck of off the Yucatan coast and finds himself taken in by a village on the outskirts of the Aztec empire; everything else wobbles about this trope up through when Hernan Cortez arrives. Unfortunately, by this time most of the Aztecs don't particularly like him much, and the reason Roger was shipwrecked in the first place was part of a British attempt to break the international (Pope-mandated) division of the New World between the Spanish and Portuguese. XanatosSpeedChess ensues.



** From ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' we have Stanley, who was abandoned on a farm and raised by peas (yes, not ''on'' peas, but ''by'' peas) and so tends to turn gently to face the sun. manages to be rather better-adjusted to non-vegetable society than one might expect.

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** From ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' we have Stanley, who was abandoned on a farm and raised by peas (yes, not ''on'' peas, but ''by'' peas) and so tends to turn gently to face the sun. He manages to be rather better-adjusted to non-vegetable society than one might expect.



* Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''Dick Simon'' duology has the titular character be the son of a xenobiologist living in a small human colony on the high-G world of Tayahat. The locals are primitive {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s with four arms. Dick's father spends a lot of time studying their culture and the local wildlife, leaving his son to be trained by a Taya friend of his. Thus, Dick is raised to be a warrior, working extra hard to compete with the native {{Heavyworlder}}s. When Dick grows up, he leaves Tayahat to train at the Academy, where he's trained different arts (of the special forces variety) by a red-haired Texan. He especially loves missions involving woods and jungles, when he can strip off everything but a loincloth and become a beast stalking his prey. He also has a pet snake (a large Tayahat semi-sentient snake), inherited from his Taya mentor.

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* Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''Dick Simon'' duology has the titular character be the son of a xenobiologist living in a small human colony on the high-G world of Tayahat. The locals are primitive {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s with four arms. Dick's father spends a lot of time studying their culture and the local wildlife, leaving his son to be trained by a Taya friend of his. Thus, Dick is raised to be a warrior, working extra hard to compete with the native {{Heavyworlder}}s. When Dick grows up, he leaves Tayahat to train at the Academy, where he's trained taught different arts (of the special forces variety) by a red-haired Texan. He especially loves missions involving woods and jungles, when he can strip off everything but a loincloth and become a beast stalking his prey. He also has a pet snake (a large Tayahat semi-sentient snake), inherited from his Taya mentor.
10th Jun '16 2:14:02 PM margdean56
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One of the classic story hooks is for an [[ParentalAbandonment orphan child]] from a strange land be raised by the people native to the land he or she finds themselves in. His origins (the orphan is [[AlwaysMale usually a boy]]) and the purpose of his parent's trek so far from home is a mystery, but they'll usually face an accident of some kind that wipes them all out save for him. Whatever the case, the child will be adopted by the chief and raised as one of his sons.

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One of the classic story hooks is for an [[ParentalAbandonment orphan child]] from a strange land be raised by the people native to the land he or she finds themselves in. His origins (the orphan is [[AlwaysMale usually a boy]]) and the purpose of his parent's parents' trek so far from home is a mystery, but they'll usually face an accident of some kind that wipes them all out save for him. Whatever the case, the child will be adopted by the chief and raised as one of his sons.
3rd May '16 9:53:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Moses|InTheBullrushes}} from Literature/TheBible was raised in an Egyptian household ... at least partially ''by'' his real mother, who was hired as a wet nurse by the Egyptians in question (who didn't realize the relationship).

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* {{Moses|InTheBullrushes}} {{Moses|InTheBulrushes}} from Literature/TheBible was raised in an Egyptian household ... at least partially ''by'' his real mother, who was hired as a wet nurse by the Egyptians in question (who didn't realize the relationship).
14th Dec '15 9:12:32 AM kome360
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* In ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' this is the backstory of major villain Karnak and Dominic's father Donovan. Karnak was raised by Orcs in Maltak and Donovan was raised by Elves. Karnak had a harder time with it due to the considerable differences between Orcs and Callanians (for one thing Karnak can't properly eat their food thanks to his teeth) and the FantasticRacism on both sides. A ''war'' started because one zealous racist Callanian warlord was pissed off about Karnak being raised by Orcs.

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* In ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' this is the backstory of major villain Karnak and Dominic's father Donovan. Karnak was raised by Orcs in Maltak and Donovan was raised by Elves. Karnak had a harder time with it due to the considerable differences between Orcs and Callanians (for one thing Karnak can't properly eat their food thanks to his teeth) and the FantasticRacism on both sides. A ''war'' started because The BigBad even used him as a PretextForWar that turned the Orc nation into one zealous racist Callanian warlord was pissed off about Karnak being raised by Orcs.
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29th Nov '15 5:04:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is a cultural imperative for griffons in the [[FanFic/TriptychContinuum Triptych Continuum]]. They believe that if a child is brought into the world, it ''must'' be raised to adulthood, and to attack a child is the highest of crimes. Should the parents die, someone else will always take over: no griffon is ever an orphan for more than a day. But in the deep past, when griffons went to war and the crying foals of the enemy were found... that belief was extended to them, and they were gently scooped up and flown to their new homes. Centuries later, the Republic has a significant pony population, virtually all of whom are the descendants of those children -- and those ponies were generally raised as and perceive themselves as being griffons. This also applies to ''every species the griffons have ever fought''.

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* * This is a cultural imperative for griffons in the [[FanFic/TriptychContinuum Triptych Continuum]]. They believe that if a child is brought into the world, it ''must'' be raised to adulthood, and to attack a child is the highest of crimes. Should the parents die, someone else will always take over: no griffon is ever an orphan for more than a day. But in the deep past, when griffons went to war and the crying foals of the enemy were found... that belief was extended to them, and they were gently scooped up and flown to their new homes. Centuries later, the Republic has a significant pony population, virtually all of whom are the descendants of those children -- and those ponies were generally raised as and perceive themselves as being griffons. This also applies to ''every species the griffons have ever fought''.

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18th Nov '15 7:17:55 PM MadCat221
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RaisedByWolves often functions as a subtrope. Compare with ObliviousAdoption, JunglePrincess, and UpbringingMakesTheHero. Contrast RaisedByHumans, RaisedByOrcs, and MuggleFosterParents.

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RaisedByWolves often functions as a subtrope. Compare with ObliviousAdoption, JunglePrincess, and UpbringingMakesTheHero. Contrast RaisedByHumans, RaisedByOrcs, RaisedByHumans (as that trope involves the adoptee not being considered a fully sentient being), RaisedByOrcs (where the adoptee is raised by a family from an enemy culture), and MuggleFosterParents.
MuggleFosterParents (which involves an empowered adoptee and non-powered fosters).
18th Nov '15 7:08:33 PM MadCat221
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** Worf of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is a Klingon raised by humans; adopted by a Starfleet serviceman after being found as the sole survivor of a Klingon outpost attacked by Romulans. Done interestingly because his foster parents wanted him to get the Klingon cultural side of his heritage and raised him accordingly, but the result is that Worf is often stricter about holding to Klingon customs and laws than ordinary Klingons. He also got MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong on top of the usual Klingon traits.

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** Worf of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is the TV Tropes image subject. He is a Klingon [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingon]] raised by humans; adopted by a Starfleet serviceman after being found as the sole survivor of a Klingon outpost attacked by Romulans. Done interestingly because his foster parents wanted him to get the Klingon cultural side of his heritage and raised him accordingly, but the result is that Worf is often stricter about holding to Klingon customs and laws than ordinary Klingons. He also got MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong on top of the usual Klingon traits.
4th Nov '15 7:04:06 PM DeisTheAlcano
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11th Oct '15 2:21:59 PM StFan
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* James-Michael from OmegaTheUnknown is orphaned by his [[spoiler: robot]] parents and is put into the care of two locals in Hell's Kitchen, who try to teach TheStoic how to BecomeARealBoy.

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* James-Michael from OmegaTheUnknown ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown'' is orphaned by his [[spoiler: robot]] parents and is put into the care of two locals in Hell's Kitchen, who try to teach TheStoic how to BecomeARealBoy.
19th Sep '15 4:12:45 PM nombretomado
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* Little Patch in ''Webcomic/ElfQuest: Hidden Years #3'' ([[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/HY/HY03/DisplayHY03.html Link]]) is abandoned by his human parents and raised by wolf…rider elves. Eventually he returns to a human tribe and becomes chief, teaching his tribe some of the elves' wisdom. The story has some obvious similarities to ''Literature/TheJungleBook''.
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