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9th Oct '17 9:24:13 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/BlackScience'' includes a brief story about two parents whose children die. Bereaved, they travel to a parallel dimension to kidnap replacements from an alternate version of themselves.
9th Oct '17 1:41:04 AM DrFraud
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* Creator/DaveBarry once wrote about how his daughter Sophie took in a bug from the porch which she named "Melvin". Melvin of course quickly died and he and his wife, instead of explaining this to her, kept replacing it with a new "Melvin" from the porch (there were a lot of those kinds of bugs apparently). The same column detailed his attempts to buy a pet fish for Sophie which he said had to "look like other fish in case - God forbid - we have to Melvinize it".
27th Aug '17 3:20:38 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', Brainy becomes this after Empath's mother loses her first son to her husband (Papa Smurf) bringing him to Psychelia only to be (supposedly) killed by the Psyche Master, though she ends up having Brainy through another Smurf that she loved. Years later, Papa Smurf adopts Brainy as his own son when his estranged wife dies.
26th Aug '17 1:24:04 PM TheNerevarine
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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.

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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 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.Wally.
* ComicBook/PowerGirl in the Post Crisis/Pre-New 52 was subjected to the unwanted advances of [[BoisterousBruiser Vartox]], a alien monarch from the planet Valerian who sought her help to save his world from extinction by [[MarsNeedsWomen repopulating it]]. While she helped cure his people's sterility, she made very clear she wasn't interested romantically in him nevermind how many times he persisted. Fast-forward to ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' and its revealed that Vartox has married an alternate universe version of Power Girl and formed a massive family with her.
24th Aug '17 11:04:49 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', Scottie molds the brunette Judy into the image of the elegant blond Madeleine after the latter woman breaks his heart by committing suicide. Cruelly ironic once learned that [[spoiler: Judy really ''is'' the "Madeleine" he'd known -- she impersonated the real Madeleine as part of Elster's plan to cover up his murder of his wife.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', Scottie molds the brunette Judy into the image of the elegant blond Madeleine after the latter woman breaks his heart by committing suicide. Cruelly ironic once learned that [[spoiler: Judy really ''is'' the "Madeleine" he'd known -- she impersonated the real Madeleine as part of Elster's plan to cover up his murder of his wife.]]


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* ''Film/PennySerenade'': For the happy ending, after Roger and Julia's 6-year-old adopted daughter Trina dies of an illnesss. Roger has announced that he is leaving, unable to bear anything that reminds him of Trina. Roger and Julie are about to go their separate ways when Miss Oliver calls, telling them that she's gotten a new baby, reminiscent of the blue-eyed blond they asked for years ago. Roger and Julie reconcile at this, telling Miss Oliver that they'll be right over.
21st Aug '17 6:09:06 PM ElegantVamp
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* In ''Film/VoiceFromTheStone'', Klaus sees Nurse Verena as an acceptable substitute for his late wife and even allows her to dress in her clothing when he sees the resemblance between the two.
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.
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