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18th Aug '16 1:25:46 AM PaulA
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* Averted in the Literature/VorkosiganSaga. In ''Brothers in Arms'', Miles discovers that a Komarran terrorist cell has cloned him as part of a Byzantine plot. Miles immediately declares the clone his brother, informs him of the automatically-determined DeadGuyJunior name Vor tradition gives him (Mark Pierre), and goes out of his way to protect and support Mark. His mother Cordelia does the same when she meets Mark. His father Aral is more skeptical; he feels a sense of responsibility, but also admits that he doesn't love Mark the way he does Miles. Eventually even Aral acknowledges Mark as a son. (Rather heartwearmingly, in fact-- somebody comes complaining to him about 'your son' and he asks "which one" ''completely'' offhandedly.)

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Averted in the Literature/VorkosiganSaga. In ''Brothers in Arms'', ''Literature/BrothersInArms''. Miles discovers that a Komarran terrorist cell has cloned him as part of a Byzantine plot. Miles He immediately declares the clone his brother, informs him of the automatically-determined DeadGuyJunior name Vor tradition gives him (Mark Pierre), and goes out of his way to protect and support Mark. His mother Cordelia does the same when she meets Mark. His father Aral is more skeptical; he feels a sense of responsibility, but also admits that he doesn't love Mark the way he does Miles. Eventually even Aral acknowledges Mark as a son. (Rather heartwearmingly, in fact-- somebody comes complaining to him about 'your son' and he asks "which one" ''completely'' offhandedly.)
8th Aug '16 4:51:22 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"I'm telling you that [[TropeNamers that thing upstairs isn't my daughter]]. Now I want you to tell me that you know for a fact that there's nothing wrong with my daughter except in her mind. YOU TELL ME YOU KNOW FOR A FACT THAT AN EXORCISM WOULDN'T DO ANY GOOD! YOU TELL ME THAT!"''

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->''"I'm telling you that [[TropeNamers that thing upstairs isn't my daughter]].daughter. Now I want you to tell me that you know for a fact that there's nothing wrong with my daughter except in her mind. YOU TELL ME YOU KNOW FOR A FACT THAT AN EXORCISM WOULDN'T DO ANY GOOD! YOU TELL ME THAT!"''
28th Jul '16 6:33:35 AM kawaiineko333
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* In Series/StrangerThings, Will Byers, the kid missing at the start of the show, [[spoiler: is found dead in a lake.]] His mother cries out at the morgue that it's not her son on the lab table. This gets Sheriff Hopper to examine the body, [[spoiler: and find out that the body they fished out was a convenient fake.]]
10th Apr '16 6:48:35 AM erforce
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* This is how some parents react to the silver-eyed children in ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned'' and its remake.

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* This is how some parents react to the silver-eyed children in ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned'' ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned1960'' and [[Film/VillageOfTheDamned1995 its remake.1995 remake]].



* {{Inverted|Trope}} in the 2004 version of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. In the graveyard ("Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again/Angel of Music Reprise/Swordfight"), Raoul says to Christine, "This man--this ''thing''--is not your father!" (The Phantom had been posing as the Angel of Music--the ghost of Christine's late father.)

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in the 2004 version of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004''. In the graveyard ("Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again/Angel of Music Reprise/Swordfight"), Raoul says to Christine, "This man--this ''thing''--is not your father!" (The Phantom had been posing as the Angel of Music--the ghost of Christine's late father.)
4th Apr '16 6:13:39 PM DoctorDetective
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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', [[spoiler:the player can optionally react this way towards the [[ArtificialHuman synth]] replica of your son Shaun.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', [[spoiler:the player can optionally react this way towards the [[ArtificialHuman synth]] replica of your son Shaun. Or the original, if his possible sociopathy is too off-putting for you.]]
7th Mar '16 6:11:42 PM Kimarous
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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', the player can optionally react this way towards [[spoiler:the [[ArtificialHuman synth]] replica of your son Shaun]].

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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', the [[spoiler:the player can optionally react this way towards [[spoiler:the the [[ArtificialHuman synth]] replica of your son Shaun]].Shaun.]]
7th Mar '16 6:10:04 PM Kimarous
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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', the player can optionally react this way towards [[spoiler:the [[ArtificialHuman synth]] replica of your son Shaun]].
13th Feb '16 2:16:42 PM eroock
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-->--'''Chris [=MacNeil=]''', ''Film/TheExorcist''

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-->--'''Chris -->-- '''Chris [=MacNeil=]''', ''Film/TheExorcist''
31st Jan '16 6:40:36 AM Eievie
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Things can get even {{Squick}}ier if the "offspring" is a full-size, adult clone. In RealLife, monozygotic twinning (identical twins) is as close as you can get, so most would consider a copy that's close to their age (or even older) a "sibling" rather than a "child". …Although that's moot if this trope is played straight, of course, as the reaction will instead be "That Thing Is Not My Sibling."

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Things can get even {{Squick}}ier if the "offspring" is a full-size, adult clone. In RealLife, monozygotic twinning (identical twins) is as close as you can get, so most would consider a copy that's close to their age (or even older) a "sibling" rather than a "child". …Although "child"… although that's moot if this trope is played straight, of course, as the reaction will instead be "That Thing Is Not My Sibling."



Do not confuse with IHaveNoSon, in which the parent disowns a disappointing child. See also ClonesArePeopleToo, in which a person doesn't actually consider said clone family, but nonetheless respects their right to live.

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Do not confuse with IHaveNoSon, in which the parent disowns a disappointing child. See also ClonesArePeopleToo, in which a person doesn't actually consider said clone family, but nonetheless respects their right to live. If a parent maintains that it '''is''' their child, dispite bad behavior, it's MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal.
14th Jan '16 9:53:35 PM DarkPhoenix94
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*** Ditto with Kaine, though the resolution took considerably longer since Kaine was, basically, crazy and tried to kill both Peter and Ben a number of times. Eventually he sacrificed himself for Peter in ''Grim Hunt'', before returning during ''Spider-Island'' and reconciling with Peter. The two now see each other as brothers, and while they don't always get on with each other, Kaine does genuinely want to be a man as good as his brother, while usually believing himself to be a monster.
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