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18th Apr '16 2:30:07 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' DarkFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5463240/1/ Unstrung]]'', Buttercup dies on a mission. Several days later, an obsessed Blossom tries to revive her [[spoiler:in order to kill her and transplant Buttercup's memories into her]]. She creates a replica of Buttercup at five years old however [[spoiler:can't bare to kill her]]. The girl doesn't have Buttercup's memories. Blossom decides to raise her as a little sister named Ashley. Ashley is overly violent due to [[spoiler:being created using Buttercup's ashes]] and ends up killing a man on her first attempt at crime-fighting. [[spoiler:She [[DrivenToSuicide kills herself]] the same day.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' DarkFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5463240/1/ ''[[FanFic/{{Ladder}} Unstrung]]'', Buttercup dies on a mission. Several days later, an obsessed Blossom tries to revive her [[spoiler:in order to kill her and transplant Buttercup's memories into her]]. She creates a replica of Buttercup at five years old however [[spoiler:can't bare to kill her]]. The girl doesn't have Buttercup's memories. Blossom decides to raise her as a little sister named Ashley. Ashley is overly violent due to [[spoiler:being created using Buttercup's ashes]] and ends up killing a man on her first attempt at crime-fighting. [[spoiler:She [[DrivenToSuicide kills herself]] the same day.]]
16th Apr '16 8:53:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/CharlottesWeb''. It's stated that while Charlotte's daughters do become Wilbur's new friends and help soothe the pain of her death, they can't replace her.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/CharlottesWeb''.''Literature/CharlottesWeb''. It's stated that while Charlotte's daughters do become Wilbur's new friends and help soothe the pain of her death, they can't replace her.
16th Apr '16 8:52:09 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' averts this in the DistantFinale. Yorick refuses to even consider the offer implied by theories concerning bringing back any number of dead women and a sample of [[spoiler: 355's hair]].

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* ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' averts this ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'':
** Averted
in the DistantFinale. Yorick refuses to even consider the offer implied by theories concerning bringing back any number of dead women and a sample of [[spoiler: 355's hair]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' DarkFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5463240/1/ Unstrung]]'', Buttercup dies on a mission. Several days later, an obsessed Blossom tries to revive her [[spoiler:in order to kill her and transplant Buttercup's memories into her]]. She creates a replica of Buttercup at five years old however [[spoiler:can't bare to kill her]]. The girl doesn't have Buttercup's memories. Blossom decides to raise her as a little sister named Ashley. Ashley is overly violent due to [[spoiler:being created using Buttercup's ashes]] and ends up killing a man on her first attempt at crime-fighting. [[spoiler:She [[DrivenToSuicide kills herself]] the same day.]]



* Also averted in ''Charlotte's Web''. It's stated that while Charlotte's daughters do become Wilbur's new friends and help soothe the pain of her death, they can't replace her.

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* Also averted Averted in ''Charlotte's Web''.''WesternAnimation/CharlottesWeb''. It's stated that while Charlotte's daughters do become Wilbur's new friends and help soothe the pain of her death, they can't replace her.



* ''Film/The6thDay'' is ''made'' of this trope. "Re-pet" is a company that will clone your dead dog/cat/fish and give it the memories of the deceased. While cloning humans is illegal, the bad guys get reborn this way, as does a scientist's wife.
** Actually, the wife is never cloned. It's brought up, but the woman specifically asks her husband not to bring her back. An extra twist is that [[spoiler:she's dying from a genetic disease the Evil Company gave her in the first place.]]

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* ''Film/The6thDay'' is ''made'' of this trope. "Re-pet" is a company that will clone your dead dog/cat/fish and give it the memories of the deceased. While cloning humans is illegal, the bad guys get reborn this way, as does way. Subverted with a scientist's wife.
** Actually, the wife is never cloned.
wife. It's brought up, but the woman specifically asks her husband not to bring her back. An extra twist is that [[spoiler:she's dying from a genetic disease the Evil Company gave her in the first place.]]



* The title character of the Music/{{Voltaire}} song "The Mechanical Girl" was created by a tinker who had lost his daughter and made her to be a new one.
** Although Voltaire takes pains to avert this trope; the tinker is specifically making himself a ''new'' daughter, not a clone of the former one:

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* The title character of the Music/{{Voltaire}} song "The Mechanical Girl" was created by a tinker who had lost his daughter and made her to be a new one.
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one. Although Voltaire takes pains to avert this trope; the tinker is specifically making himself a ''new'' daughter, not a clone of the former one:



* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': In chapter three the students find [[spoiler:a laptop containing the program Alter Ego. It was built by Fujisaki, who was murdered in the previous chapter, and looks just like him.]] It also serves as a replacement for [[spoiler:Oowada after Alter Ego creates a simulation of him to cheer Ishimaru up]]
** In the spinoff game VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls it appears [[spoiler:Monaka is trying to turn ''herself'' into one for Junko Enoshima]].
*** Albeit the original plan was [[spoiler:to corrupt ''Komaru'']].

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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'':
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In chapter three the students find [[spoiler:a laptop containing the program Alter Ego. It was built by Fujisaki, who was murdered in the previous chapter, and looks just like him.]] It also serves as a replacement for [[spoiler:Oowada after Alter Ego creates a simulation of him to cheer Ishimaru up]]
** In the spinoff game VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls it appears [[spoiler:Monaka [[spoiler:Monaka]] is trying to turn ''herself'' into one for Junko Enoshima]].
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[[spoiler:Junko Enoshima]]. Albeit the original plan was [[spoiler:to corrupt ''Komaru'']].



* 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 At the end, it definitely does.]]]]

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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.
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Usually. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming At In the end, it definitely does.]]]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
17th Mar '16 4:17:18 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9495212/1/Fixing-What-Has-Been-Broken-Rewrite Fixing What Has Been Broken]]'' the ''real'' Harry Potter died at birth and a distraught James kidnapped one of a set of twins from the Saint Mungo's nursery and charmed the baby to look like him and Lily.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9495212/1/Fixing-What-Has-Been-Broken-Rewrite Fixing What Has Been Broken]]'' the ''real'' Harry Potter died at birth and a distraught James kidnapped one of a set of twins from the Saint St. Mungo's nursery and charmed the baby to look like him and Lily.



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28th Feb '16 12:44:04 PM ading
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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 and emotionally. The poor 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 and emotionally. The poor kid ends up expected to provide adult advice and adult emotional support to a parent!parent.
25th Feb '16 11:09:31 PM SarcasmKid
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* This is the reason [[ComicBook/SecretSix Thomas Blake Jr.]] was born. Tommy's mother, Cheshire, was coerced into joining the Secret Six by threats made against her daughter Lian's life. Cheshire, being the manipulative sociopath that she is, gets around this arrangement by seducing her teammate Catman and using him to conceive a new baby. That way Cheshire can leave the Six and no matter what happens to Lian, she'll still have ''a'' child. Cheshire even referred to Tommy after he was conceived as her replacement child.
22nd Feb '16 11:13:53 AM Gsueagle31049
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* The UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague's Winnipeg Jets. In 2011, True North Sports and Entertainment intended to buy the Phoenix (now Arizona) Coyotes and move them to Winnipeg, as the Coyotes were the ''original'' Winnipeg Jets, who left Winnipeg in 1996 due to an aging arena and declining Canadian dollar. However, the league was staunchly adamant in keeping the Coyotes in Arizona, so True North went to the next team available for sale, the Atlanta Thrashers. Regardless of which team True North bought, Winnipeggers were happy to have their Jets back.
10th Feb '16 12:06:12 PM DrOO7
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* Inadvertently done in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'': The role of Ellen, the woman Chris marries after returning from Vietnam, was usually played by a blonde or redhead. However towards the end of the show's Broadway run, an Asian actress was cast in the part. Suddenly, instead of moving on with his life as he insisted that he had, it now seemed fairly obvious that Chris only married Ellen because she reminded him of his lost love Kim.

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* Inadvertently done in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'': The role of Ellen, the woman Chris marries after returning from Vietnam, was usually played by a blonde or redhead. However However, towards the end of the show's Broadway run, an Asian actress was cast in the part. Suddenly, instead of moving on with his life as he insisted that he had, it now seemed fairly obvious that Chris only married Ellen because she reminded him of his lost love Kim.Kim.
** Corneilla Luna played the role of Kim in the Toronto production and the role of Ellen in the UK touring production, making her the only actress to do so, and a near-literal example of the "goldfish" trope.
** This has happened in the current London revival also with Natalie Chua as one of the understudies for Ellen.
5th Jan '16 2:13:35 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'': Onxy Tiara/Filthy Rich started having one night stands with mares who resembled his wife Golden Tiara to ease the loneliness and depression he felt because his wife is in the insane asylum and seems incurable. He eventually realized his behavior was inappropriate and stopped.
* The ''TimeFixersNicktoonsOfTheFuture'' story "Dayscare" has [=SpongeTron=] do this with Junior after Max goes to daycare by treating Junior like baby that needs to be taken care of every minute of the day. Darry's analysis of the situation says it all.

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* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'': Onxy Onyx Tiara/Filthy Rich started having one night stands with mares who resembled his wife Golden Tiara to ease the loneliness and depression he felt because his wife is in the insane asylum and seems incurable. He eventually realized his behavior was inappropriate and stopped.
stopped.
* The ''TimeFixersNicktoonsOfTheFuture'' ''Fanfic/TimeFixersNicktoonsOfTheFuture'' story "Dayscare" has [=SpongeTron=] do this with Junior after Max goes to daycare by treating Junior like baby that needs to be taken care of every minute of the day. Darry's analysis of the situation says it all.
25th Dec '15 7:04:04 PM nombretomado
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*** AlexanderHamilton's eldest and youngest sons were named Philip- the younger Philip was born less than a year after his brother died in a duel.

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*** AlexanderHamilton's UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton's eldest and youngest sons were named Philip- Philip - the younger Philip was born less than a year after his brother died in a duel.
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