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23rd Apr '17 12:39:03 AM PaulA
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* Mrs. Medlock in ''Film/{{The Secret Garden|1993}}''. She watched over the young lord's "ill" son Colin assiduously, and scolded Mary for being reckless when she worsened his condition. Mrs. Medlock goes so far as to lock Mary in her bedroom and force Colin to take baths in freezing water, while he screams that he's fine. When it turns out it was years of overprotective care that left Colin unable to walk, which Mary cured, Medlock was reduced to [[HeroicBSOD a near friendless crying heap]].



* Mrs. Medlock in ''Literature/TheSecretGarden''. She watched over the young lord's "ill" son Colin assiduously, and scolded Mary for being reckless when she worsened his condition. When it turns out it was years of overprotective care that left Colin unable to walk, which Mary cured, Medlock was reduced to [[HeroicBSOD a near friendless crying heap]].
** In the novel itself, Mrs. Medlock and the rest of the staff only kept Colin isolated and overprotected because their orders for caring for the kid were "Don't let him get worked up and give him what he wants." They initially worry about Mary's visits on the grounds that Colin tends to throw fits when guests come in, but are fine with his later requests to be taken outside and the like. In the 1993 film adaptation however, Mrs. Medlock goes so far as to lock Mary in her bedroom and force Colin to take baths in freezing water, while he screams that he's fine. [[spoiler:She's later yelled at by Colin's father, for not being able to better handle the situation.]]
11th Apr '17 11:50:53 AM emeriin
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* Benny from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic looked after his mentally ill sister, and is Hyper's OnlyFriend.
9th Apr '17 6:49:17 PM eroock
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-->'''Meera Reed''', ''Series/GameOfThrones''


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-->'''Meera -->-- '''Meera Reed''', ''Series/GameOfThrones''

6th Apr '17 2:39:00 AM Mareon
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** In [[Film/TheHaunting1999 the original film]], and the booked it's based on, it's Eleanor that was the caretaker, even to living as a recluse - the haunting took advantage of her feeling of isolation and resentment.

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** In [[Film/TheHaunting1999 [[Film/TheHaunting1963 the original film]], and the booked it's based on, it's Eleanor that was the caretaker, even to living as a recluse - the haunting took advantage of her feeling of isolation and resentment.
25th Mar '17 6:19:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'', it fell to Milanor to slowly and painstakingly nurse Nessiah back to health after the latter's mind finally shattered. By now Nessiah has ''mostly'' snapped out of the [[EmptyShell catatonic state]] he was originally in, but is still fairly dependent on Milanor as of chapter 10. They're lovers, and Milanor [[TheAtoner felt kind of responsible for Nessiah's state]], so Nessiah's helplessness wasn't quite as awkward as it could have been, but...

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* In ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'', ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'', it fell to Milanor to slowly and painstakingly nurse Nessiah back to health after the latter's mind finally shattered. By now Nessiah has ''mostly'' snapped out of the [[EmptyShell catatonic state]] he was originally in, but is still fairly dependent on Milanor as of chapter 10. They're lovers, and Milanor [[TheAtoner felt kind of responsible for Nessiah's state]], so Nessiah's helplessness wasn't quite as awkward as it could have been, but...
16th Mar '17 5:11:29 AM SteveMB
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* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' has Hank, who stays with Charles and looks after him for ten years of drunken misery.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
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''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' has Hank, who stays with Charles and looks after him for ten years of drunken misery.misery.
** ''Film/{{Logan}}'' begins with Logan and Caliban looking after Charles, who is becoming senile and [[PowerIncontinence unable to control his powers]] in his old age.
27th Feb '17 9:07:58 PM Adept
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* Shannon and Raquel are both caretaker and protector to their sister [[spoiler:not really]] Pacifica in ''ScrappedPrincess''. Though Pacifica isn't actually ill, she is hunted by agents of the state and religious authorities.

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* Shannon and Raquel are both caretaker and protector to their sister [[spoiler:not really]] Pacifica in ''ScrappedPrincess''.''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess''. Though Pacifica isn't actually ill, she is hunted by agents of the state and religious authorities.
25th Jan '17 1:51:28 PM N1KF
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* General 'Uncle' Iroh from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' voluntarily follows his nephew Zuko in exile, and cares for him as a son. Unfortunately, he only gets yelled at, insulted, abandoned, betrayed and imprisoned in return. It's not that Zuko doesn't care about his uncle, because he ''does''; he's just way too obsessed with [[WellDoneSonGuy proving himself to]] his EvilOverlord [[AbusiveParents father]], Fire Lord Ozai, to have eye for the more important things in life.
** After 51 of 61 episodes, [[spoiler:the message finally gets through, and he [[CallingTheOldManOut tells daddy]] (along with his HeelFaceTurn) that he will from now on consider Iroh his father. All say "aww".]]
*** And after 59 of 61 episodes, [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming we finally get to see his tearful apology, and that Iroh doesn't hold a single bit of grudge on him.]]]] Which is not surprising at all when you consider that Iroh was still trying to help Zuko ''while in jail because of him.''
*** Iroh's affection for Zuko might the result of [[spoiler: Iroh's own son getting killed.]] But this might be a small part of it, and it may be even irrelevant towards the end.
** We also see a toxic variant with the lengths Lao Bei Fong will go to keep his "[[DisabilitySuperpower blind]], [[CuteBruiser delicate]], and helpless" little girl Toph safe from harm.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
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General 'Uncle' Iroh from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' voluntarily follows his nephew Zuko in exile, and cares for him as a son. Unfortunately, he only gets yelled at, insulted, abandoned, betrayed and imprisoned in return. It's not that Zuko doesn't care about his uncle, because he ''does''; he's just way too obsessed with [[WellDoneSonGuy proving himself to]] his EvilOverlord [[AbusiveParents father]], Fire Lord Ozai, to have eye for the more important things in life.
** *** After 51 of 61 episodes, [[spoiler:the message finally gets through, and he [[CallingTheOldManOut tells daddy]] (along with his HeelFaceTurn) that he will from now on consider Iroh his father. All say "aww".]]
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father]]. After 59 of 61 episodes, [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming we [[spoiler:we finally get to see his tearful apology, and that Iroh doesn't hold a single bit of grudge on him.]]]] him]]. Which is not surprising at all when you consider that Iroh was still trying to help Zuko ''while in jail because of him.''
*** Iroh's affection for Zuko might the result of [[spoiler: Iroh's own son getting killed.]] killed]]. But this might be a small part of it, and it may be even irrelevant towards the end.
** We also see a toxic variant with the lengths Lao Bei Fong will go to keep his "[[DisabilitySuperpower blind]], [[CuteBruiser delicate]], and helpless" little girl Toph safe from harm.



* C.S. Lewis married a woman to protect her from her abusive husband; he later found out she was going to die of cancer but chose to take care of her.

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* C.S. Lewis Creator/CSLewis married a woman to protect her from her abusive husband; he later found out she was going to die of cancer but chose to take care of her.
17th Dec '16 6:13:50 PM xIrelandx
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* Reigen is something like this for Mob in ''Manga/MobPsycho100'', at least up until [[spoiler: he realizes that he's been possessive and a jerk who's been holding Mob back while simultaneously not moving on with his life, accomplishing his own goals, or even making any friends his own age]]. He gets better, and becomes more of a friend who still gives him advice.

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* Reigen is something like a mixed bag of this for Mob in ''Manga/MobPsycho100'', at least up until ''Manga/MobPsycho100''. It's obvious that he cares a lot about Mob and has no problem rushing into dangerous situations to save him, chewing people out for "stressing out" his [[AmbiguousDisorder "mentally weak"]] student. Unfortunately, he can also be a possessive and selfish jerk who tries to manipulate Mob and keep him from hanging out with friends. He eventually gets his comeuppance when [[spoiler: he takes things too far and Mob leaves him, and he's humiliated on national television]]. It's only after this that he realizes he's become more reliant on Mob than helpful to him and that he's been possessive and a jerk who's been holding Mob back while simultaneously not moving on with his life, accomplishing lost sight of his own goals, or even making any friends his own age]]. goals and on what's really important (namely, Mob's happiness, and [[spoiler: trust in him]]). He gets better, and becomes more of a BenevolentBoss and friend who - although he still gives him advice.runs into dangerous situations, and occasionally lies in order to spare Mob's feelings.
17th Dec '16 5:48:51 PM xIrelandx
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* Reigen is something like this for Mob in ''Manga/MobPsycho100'', at least up until [[spoiler: he realizes that he's been possessive and a jerk who's been holding Mob back while simultaneously not moving on with his life, accomplishing his own goals, or even making any friends his own age]]. He gets better, and becomes more of a friend who still gives him advice.
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