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17th Aug '17 6:16:29 PM ectostar
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', we eventually learn that Doctor Jack designed Pavlova as a replacement for his deceased wife of the same name. He is not pleased when the robot inevitably develops into her own [[{{what measure is a nonhuman}} person]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', we eventually learn that Doctor Jack designed Pavlova as a replacement for his deceased wife of the same name. He is not pleased when the robot inevitably develops into her own [[{{what measure is a nonhuman}} [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman person]].



* This has been a major problem with divorced families with teenaged kids still living at home. The mother unconsciously starts treating her son as a replacement husband or the father unconsciously treats his daughter as a replacement wife, sexually and emotionally. The kid ends up expected to provide adult advice and adult emotional support to a parent.

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* This has been a major problem with divorced families with teenaged kids still living at home. The mother unconsciously starts treating her son as a replacement husband or the father unconsciously treats his daughter as a replacement wife, sexually [[ParentalIncest sexually]] and emotionally. The kid ends up expected to provide adult advice and adult emotional support to a parent.
5th Aug '17 1:10:15 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 100, [[spoiler: Kaeloo, after undergoing SanitySlippage and not having seen her friends for about a year, selects three flowers, gives them similar names to her friends, and treats the flowers the same way she would normally treat her friends.]]
2nd Aug '17 7:38:06 AM ChaoticNovelist
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In realistic settings, this could be an orphan taken in by a parent who has recently lost a child (to death, relocation, etc). In a sci-fi setting, the typical trope is the lonely scientist who {{creat|ingLife}}es a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots robot]], [[ArtificialHuman android]], [[BrainUploading artificial intelligence]], {{clon|ingBlues}}e, or {{robot|Me}}-{{clon|ingBlues}}e in the image of the deceased. Often it's a RobotGirl or RoboticSpouse, or RobotKid in the case of a dead child.

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In realistic settings, this could be an orphan taken in by a parent who has recently lost a child (to death, relocation, etc). In a sci-fi setting, the typical trope is the lonely scientist who {{creat|ingLife}}es a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots robot]], [[ArtificialHuman robot, android]], [[BrainUploading artificial intelligence]], {{clon|ingBlues}}e, or {{robot|Me}}-{{clon|ingBlues}}e [[ArtificialHuman clone]] in the image of the deceased. Often it's a RobotGirl or RoboticSpouse, or RobotKid in the case of a dead child.



When a lonely EvilutionaryBiologist fills the void by cloning ''himself,'' he is a TrulySingleParent.

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When a lonely EvilutionaryBiologist scientist fills the void by cloning ''himself,'' he is a TrulySingleParent.
26th Jul '17 7:05:51 AM Gaby007
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* Callaghan from ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4761221/chapters/10886735 Bruises]]'' decides to kidnapp Hiro Hamada to replace his daughter Abigail, forcing the kid to cut his hair like her, dress like her and pretend he enjoys the same things as her. This is just as creepy as it sounds.
19th Jun '17 9:22:53 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* It's established that, aside from Iris West, the person most important to Barry Allen (the second Flash) is his former sidekick, Wally West (the first Kid Flash and third Flash). When wally returns from having been rebooted out of existence, it reminds Barry of how lonely he is. Wally goes off to join his friends and investigate the circumstances around his disappearance. Coincidentally, his cop friend August Heart gains superspeed a short time later, and Barry takes August on as his protege. It's heavily implied that Barry took August on as a replacement for Wally.
21st May '17 6:52:03 AM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Fanfic/AmbienceAFleetSymphony'', Hatsuyuki's late head developer modelled her appearance after TheLostLenore. She called him out on this, calling it pathetic and creepy, like making his own blow-up doll. [[PartingWordsRegret These were the last words she ever got to say to him, and she wishes to present day that they could have parted on more amiable terms.]]
11th May '17 10:05:04 AM jamespolk
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* The majority of Ted Bundy's victims bore an eerie resemblance to a young woman who he'd been in love with, but had broken his heart. Investigators speculated that he was trying to quell his rage by symbolically killing her over and over again.

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* The majority of Ted Bundy's victims bore an eerie resemblance to Director Creator/PeterBogdanovich had a young woman who he'd been in love with, but had broken his heart. Investigators speculated that he affair with Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten, which ended when Stratten was trying to quell his rage murdered by symbolically killing her over and over again.jealous psycho ex-husband. Later, Bogdanovich married Stratten's sister.
4th Apr '17 10:36:25 PM babyhenchy1
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Iroh begins treating Zuko like a son after his own child, Lu Ten, dies in battle. He seems to love Zuko for who he is, however, and doesn't project Lu Ten onto him. Since Zuko is also DESPERATELY in need of a father figure, it all works out. Usually. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming In the end, it definitely does.]]]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Iroh begins treating his nephew Zuko like a son after his own child, Lu Ten, dies in battle. He seems to love Zuko for who he is, however, and doesn't project Lu Ten onto him. Since Zuko is also DESPERATELY in need of a ([[AbusiveParents good]]) father figure, it all works out. Usually. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming In the end, it definitely does.]]]]
9th Mar '17 10:41:32 PM M84
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* Played for slightly-creepy laughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''‎, when Darwin is mistaken for a genius and taken away for study. His parents take in Rocky, dress him up as Darwin, call him 'Rockwin' and tell him to call them Mom and Dad. Darwin is a goldfish, making this is literal example as well. Back when he was still a pet, Darwin himself was also a literal example for the first two Darwins.

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* Played for slightly-creepy laughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''‎, when Darwin is mistaken for a genius and taken away for study. His parents take in Rocky, dress him up as Darwin, call him 'Rockwin' and tell him to call them Mom and Dad. Darwin is a goldfish, making this is literal example as well. Back when he was still a pet, Darwin himself was also a literal example for the first two Darwins. "The Origins" reveals that [[spoiler:there were a lot more than two Darwins before him. The Wattersons' negligence, stupidity, and bad luck killed many a goldfish.]]
3rd Mar '17 11:45:46 PM TheDogSage
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* Naruto fanfics that portray Kakashi as training Sasuke while ignoring Naruto and Sasuke tend to have the reason being that Kakashi sees Sasuke as and is trying to make him into his [[spoiler:not really]] dead childhood friend/teammate Obito.

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* Naruto Manga/{{Naruto}} fanfics that portray Kakashi as training Sasuke while ignoring Naruto and Sasuke tend to have the reason being that Kakashi sees Sasuke as and is trying to make him into his [[spoiler:not really]] dead childhood friend/teammate Obito.
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