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12th Nov '17 6:51:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan/Peter Parker (despite being a classic and famous example of {{Nephewism}}) fits the trope as well due to the advanced age of his Aunt and Uncle. In most continuities, they were his mother/father's ''much'' older sibling and respective spouse who helped raise ''them''. Already "elderly" when Peter began his super heroics as a teenager, Aunt May and Uncle Ben would have been more like grandparents to him had his parents been alive.
12th Nov '17 6:44:56 AM XFllo
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* List dump of famous people raised by Grandpa, Grandma, or both: Oksan Baiul, Creator/LucilleBall, Tallulah Bankhead, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Cherie Booth, Carol Burnett, Naomi Campbell, Music/EricClapton, Frederick Douglass, Jamie Foxx, Creator/MorganFreeman, Anna Harrison, Music/50Cent, Creator/SamuelLJackson, Sheila Jordan, Bai Ling, Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Davina [=McCall=], Willie Nelson, Isaac Newton, UsefulNotes/BarackObama, Edward James Olmos, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/GregoryPeck, Lou Rawls, [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]], Victoria Rowell, Creator/BertrandRussell,[[note]]Interestingly, the grandparents in question were the UsefulNotes/EarlRussell--whom Bertrand remembered as "a kindly old man in a wheelchair"--and [[GrandeDame the Countess Russell]] (later Countess Dowager).[[/note]]Sir Walter Scott, Leo Tolstoy, Ellen Wood, Tammy Wynette.



* According to [[http://www.gu.org this site]], "6 million children live in grandparent and other relative headed households nationwide" in the United States.
** It's not that hard to find this. In certain parts of the United States (and many parts of the world) where there is a strong emphasis on family, it's not uncommon for three generations to live in a house together (or at least live close to each other.) If the grandparents are of retirement age and both parents have full-time jobs, this is one of the better situations (it gives the grandparents something to do, it prevents the children from becoming latchkey kids, and it's usually cheaper than a nanny or babysitter.)
* A ''very'' common occurrence in Russia, even when the parents are alive and well. Due to ValuesDissonance, it's considered perfectly normal to leave bringing up the kid until the age of 7 or even higher to the grandmother.
* A common phenomenon in China since the [[UsefulNotes/ToGetRichIsGlorious Great Opening Up]]. Many people headed East to work in the cities, leaving their children in the care of the grandparents. As a result, many Chinese children in rural areas in China are much closer to their grandparents than their parents.
* In general, any country where it's not uncommon to live with extended family often has this happen.



* Was and is pretty common in pre-industrial societies, especially when the whole family works on a farm or hunter-gathering. The youngest child's mother may not be far away, though.
** The usual practice during the IndustrialRevolution OopNorth as well, where grandma's presence long into the marriage is probably responsible for the prevalence of MotherInLaw jokes in the local culture.
* This is a problematic case in Sub-Sarahan Africa as many children are raised by their grandparents due to AIDS taking their parents' lives away.
* UsefulNotes/BarackObama's mother-in-law moved into the White House to help raise her graddaughters.
11th Nov '17 7:13:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* Pinako Rockbell of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' raised her granddaughter, Winry, after the murder of the young girl's parents. This was immediately after the death of the mother of two neighborhood boys, Ed and Al Elric, and she ended up with all three. She seems to have done a good job, as all three are prodigies in their respective scientific fields.

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* Pinako Rockbell of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' raised her granddaughter, Winry, after the murder of the young girl's parents. This was immediately after the death of the mother of two neighborhood boys, boys (prior in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 adaptation]]), Ed and Al Elric, and she ended up with all three. She seems to have done a good job, as all three are prodigies in their respective scientific fields.



* Yasutora "Chad" Sado from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Chad's parents died when he was a little boy, so he spent a good part of his life under the watch of a Mexican CoolOldGuy named Oscar Joaquin de la Rosa, whom he referred to as "abuelo" (Spanish for "grandfather"); it's not fully known if the "Abuelo" was his real grandpa, a distant relative or a mere family friend, but Chad considered him as his gramps for all that was worth.

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Yasutora "Chad" Sado from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.Sado. Chad's parents died when he was a little boy, so he spent a good part of his life under the watch of a Mexican CoolOldGuy named Oscar Joaquin de la Rosa, whom he referred to as "abuelo" (Spanish for "grandfather"); it's not fully known if the "Abuelo" was his real grandpa, a distant relative or a mere family friend, but Chad considered him as his gramps for all that was worth.



* In the original ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Gakuen Hetalia]]'', Seychelles mentions that she used to live with an old man she referred to as "grandfather". Since she's a nation-tan, it's highly doubtful they're 100% relatives.

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In the original ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Gakuen Hetalia]]'', ''Gakuen Hetalia'', Seychelles mentions that she used to live with an old man she referred to as "grandfather". Since she's a nation-tan, it's highly doubtful they're 100% relatives.



* ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasonsTrioOfTowns''
** Ludus was raised by his grandmother, Tototara. His parents left Lulukoko several years ago and haven't been back.
** Iluka and Siluka are [[HappilyAdopted adopted grandchildren]] of Tototara's and were raised by her, after their parents dropped them off in Lulukoko one day and never came back.
** Yuzuki was raised by his grandparents, after his parents [[ParentalAbandonment dropped him off there as a baby because of his sickly constitution]].

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* ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasonsTrioOfTowns''
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Ludus was raised by his grandmother, Tototara. His parents left Lulukoko several years ago and haven't been back.
** *** Iluka and Siluka are [[HappilyAdopted adopted grandchildren]] of Tototara's and were raised by her, after their parents dropped them off in Lulukoko one day and never came back.
** *** Yuzuki was raised by his grandparents, after his parents [[ParentalAbandonment dropped him off there as a baby because of his sickly constitution]].



* Saleh and Lute from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' were raised by their respective grandmothers. Saleh is an orphan, Lute's parents are WalkingTheEarth.

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Saleh and Lute from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' were raised by their respective grandmothers. Saleh is an orphan, Lute's parents are WalkingTheEarth.



* Mai Shiranui from ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' is hinted to have lived like this too, since her only mentioned relatives are her grandfather and trainer Hanzou and her dead grandmother. The hairpin that she wears is hinted to be a TragicKeepsake from said grandma.
** [[spoiler: According to Mai and Takuma's intro conversation in KOF XIII, Hanzou Shiranui recently passed away. Takuma straightforwardly asks Mai if she and Andy are up for the challenge of keeping up with the Shiranui school of ninjitsu now that Hanzou is gone, and Mai calmly tells him not to worry since they're ready for it.]]
* This seems to be the case for Blue and his sister Daisy in ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', as their parents are never brought up, only their grandfather Professor Oak.

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* Mai Shiranui from ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' is hinted to have lived like this too, since her only mentioned relatives are her grandfather and trainer Hanzou and her dead grandmother. The hairpin that she wears is hinted to be a TragicKeepsake from said grandma.
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grandma. [[spoiler: According to Mai and Takuma's intro conversation in KOF XIII, ''KOF XIII'', Hanzou Shiranui recently passed away. Takuma straightforwardly asks Mai if she and Andy are up for the challenge of keeping up with the Shiranui school of ninjitsu now that Hanzou is gone, and Mai calmly tells him not to worry since they're ready for it.]]
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This seems to be the case for Blue and his sister Daisy in ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', as their parents are never brought up, only their grandfather Professor Oak.Oak.
** It's mentioned in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' that the BigBad Cyrus was raised by his grandparents.
** Hapu from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' was raised by her grandparents.



* Alex in ''StardewValley'' lives with his maternal grandparents, George and Evelyn. If you develop a sufficiently strong bond with him, he explains that [[spoiler:his abusive father walked out on him and his mom, and she died of sickness shortly thereafter]]. Also, Jas lives with her godfather Shane and his aunt Marnie.

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* Alex in ''StardewValley'' ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' lives with his maternal grandparents, George and Evelyn. If you develop a sufficiently strong bond with him, he explains that [[spoiler:his abusive father walked out on him and his mom, and she died of sickness shortly thereafter]]. Also, Jas lives with her godfather Shane and his aunt Marnie.


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* Maria Robotnik from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' was an IllGirl in the custody of her grandfather Gerald Robotnik on a spaceship. Her parents are never referenced. After Maria was killed, Gerald underwent a VillainousBreakdown.
11th Nov '17 3:00:15 AM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Anime/YourName'', Mitsuha and Yotsuha are raised by their maternal grandmother Hitoha after their mother's death and what it does to their father.
19th Oct '17 6:21:03 AM catmuto
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** Ludus was raised by his grandmother, Tototara. His parents are not mentioned.

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** Ludus was raised by his grandmother, Tototara. His parents are not mentioned.left Lulukoko several years ago and haven't been back.



** Yuzuki was raised by his grandparents, after his parents dropped him off there as a baby because of his sickly constitution.

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** Yuzuki was raised by his grandparents, after his parents [[ParentalAbandonment dropped him off there as a baby because of his sickly constitution.constitution]].
16th Oct '17 9:42:06 AM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasonsTrioOfTowns

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16th Oct '17 9:41:47 AM catmuto
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* Krile from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' is taken care of by her grandfather Galuf after her parents' disappearance. %% Not a spoiler in regards to Galuf's identity, Krile is introduced as a relative of Galuf long before we learn exactly who she is.

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Krile from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' is taken care of by her grandfather Galuf after her parents' disappearance. %% Not a spoiler in regards to Galuf's identity, Krile is introduced as a relative of Galuf long before we learn exactly who she is.disappearance.


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* ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasonsTrioOfTowns
** Ludus was raised by his grandmother, Tototara. His parents are not mentioned.
** Iluka and Siluka are [[HappilyAdopted adopted grandchildren]] of Tototara's and were raised by her, after their parents dropped them off in Lulukoko one day and never came back.
** Yuzuki was raised by his grandparents, after his parents dropped him off there as a baby because of his sickly constitution.
9th Sep '17 3:05:15 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''[[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' historical fiction series, the Victorian-era Samantha is raised by her wealthy grandmother because [[spoiler: her parents died on a boat. No, not [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic that one]].]]

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* In the ''[[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' historical fiction series, the Victorian-era Samantha is raised by her wealthy grandmother because [[spoiler: her parents died on a boat. No, not [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic that one]].]]
5th Sep '17 11:53:37 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the ''AmericanGirl'' historical fiction series, the Victorian-era Samantha is raised by her wealthy grandmother because [[spoiler: her parents died on a boat. No, not [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic that one]].]]

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* In the ''AmericanGirl'' ''[[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' historical fiction series, the Victorian-era Samantha is raised by her wealthy grandmother because [[spoiler: her parents died on a boat. No, not [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic that one]].]]
13th Aug '17 5:10:36 PM nombretomado
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* Miu in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' was raised by her grandfather Hayato.

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* Miu in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' was raised by her grandfather Hayato.
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