History Main / ReplacementGoldfish

15th Feb '18 8:04:14 PM Vir
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': In "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye," we see the death and funeral of Speedy the Hamster, who'd been a classroom fixture for some time. As the students, staff, and former students start sharing fond memories it soon arises that everyone has rather different memories of Speedy; it had/didn't have spots, loved/hated apples, it was a boy/girl, etc. Turns out that "Speedy" been constantly replaced over the last forty years, "which is rather long lived for a hamster," as noted by Gretchen.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', "You Debt Your Life," features Roger moving out of the Smith's house, so Stan finds a replacement Roger in the form of Andy Dick. They also had a very literal example, when Klaus gets his brain put into a black man and he flushes his Goldfish body, but by the end he winds up back in a completely new but identical Goldfish body.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': In "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye," we see the death and funeral of Speedy the Hamster, who'd been a classroom fixture for some time. As the students, staff, and former students start sharing fond memories it soon arises that everyone has rather different memories of Speedy; it had/didn't have spots, loved/hated apples, it was a boy/girl, etc. Turns out that "Speedy" been constantly replaced over the last forty years, "which is rather long lived long-lived for a hamster," as noted by Gretchen.
* One The ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', "You Debt Your Life," Life" features Roger moving out of the Smith's house, so Stan finds a replacement Roger in the form of Andy Dick. They also had a very literal example, example in "Finances with Wolves", when Klaus gets his brain put into a black man and he flushes his Goldfish goldfish body, but by the end end, he winds up back in a completely new but identical Goldfish goldfish body.



* 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 [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman person]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Grunkle Stan treats the wax dummy of himself like [[spoiler:[[TearJerker his long lost brother]]]], [[CerebusRetcon which seems at that time a joke about his ego]].

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Phantom2040'', 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 [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman person]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Grunkle Stan treats the wax dummy of himself like [[spoiler:[[TearJerker his long lost long-lost brother]]]], [[CerebusRetcon which seems at that time a joke about his ego]].


Added DiffLines:

* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Mac and Bloo look through the house's annual family photos and find one where everyone but Madame Foster and Frankie is strangely absent. Bloo's first theory: a GalacticConqueror came and abducted everyone. When Mac asks him how everyone came back the next year, Bloo reasons that they never came back and Madame Foster built robot replacements for all of them.
25th Jan '18 1:08:42 PM rva98014
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Hiro builds [[spoiler:a second Baymax]] at the end of ''Disney/BigHero6'' after [[spoiler:the first one [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices itself]] to save Hiro. Given that Baymax gave Hiro his memories prior to said HeroicSacrifice, it may not be a straight example of the trope since it's implied that Hiro really was able to bring him back]].
21st Jan '18 9:34:22 PM CountDorku
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Angron of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' may have pulled this on an entire Legion of {{Space Marine}}s. One of the Emperor's Primarchs, Angron landed on a world where slave gladiators were the heart of the entertainment industry. Taken as a slave, he received the same cranial implants as the rest of them: the Butcher's Nails, a literal, if permanently on, BerserkButton. When the Emperor reached his homeworld, Angron was in the midst of leading a slave revolt, and refused to leave his "Eaters of Cities", even though certain death awaited in the next battle. The Emperor teleported him away just before the battle and threw him into command of the War Hounds Legion while half-mad with grief, leading to the deaths of several members of the Legion before one managed to get through to Angron and convince him to accept them...but with a name change to "Eaters of Worlds" (World Eaters to outsiders), and the Butcher's Nails implanted across the Legion.
8th Jan '18 1:59:56 AM sabrina_diamond
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** It was even once fairly common (and might still be...) to name a child after ''what the parents would've called a stillborn or aborted baby had it lived''. Have fun in therapy, kid! Of course, it was common when more than half your kids were definitely going to die before they turned five, but hey, at least it's nice to know you'll never have to make up a name for all of them.

to:

** It was even once fairly common (and might still be...) to name a child after ''what the parents would've called a stillborn or aborted baby had it lived''. Have fun in therapy, kid! Of course, back then it was more common when more than half your kids were definitely going to die before they turned five, but hey, at least it's nice to know [[UnfortunateImplications you'll never have to make up a name for all of them.them]]!
19th Dec '17 10:29:45 AM ScroogeMacDuck
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndThePortraitOfWhatLookedLikeALargePileOfAsh'', Hagrid apparently [[DroppedABridgeOnHim got a bridge dropped on him]], because Dumbledore ceremoniously knights a pig with these words: "You are Hagrid now."
7th Dec '17 2:07:23 AM Psychadelico
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Zigzagged-to-averted in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. [[spoiler: Antimony is [[HalfHumanHybrid part-fire elemental]], which means that, due to BizarreAlienBiology, she literally [[DeathByChildBirth took her mother's soul when she was born]].]] The end result is that she greatly (but-not-completely) resembles her mother, which distresses her father to no end, caught as he is between this trope and MaternalDeathBlameTheChild, despite not wanting to play into either of them.
1st Nov '17 11:57:22 AM UglyPanda
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': In "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye," we see the death and funeral of Speedy the Hamster, who'd been a classroom fixture for some time. As the students and teachers start sharing devoted memories it soon arises that everyone has rather different memories of Speedy, it had/didn't have spots, loved/hated apples, it was a boy/girl, etc. Turns out that "Speedy" been constantly replaced over the last forty years, "which is rather long lived for a hamster," as noted by the principal.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': In "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye," we see the death and funeral of Speedy the Hamster, who'd been a classroom fixture for some time. As the students, staff, and former students and teachers start sharing devoted fond memories it soon arises that everyone has rather different memories of Speedy, Speedy; it had/didn't have spots, loved/hated apples, it was a boy/girl, etc. Turns out that "Speedy" been constantly replaced over the last forty years, "which is rather long lived for a hamster," as noted by the principal.Gretchen.
9th Oct '17 9:24:13 PM Daedalis
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 169. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ReplacementGoldfish