History Main / TheTrapParents

21st Apr '18 3:06:08 PM Malady
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Not to be confused with ''TheParentTrap''.

to:

Not to be confused with ''TheParentTrap''.
''Film/TheParentTrap''.
18th Mar '18 4:10:07 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The live action version of ''Series/TheTick'' managed to do this with Tick's alleged ''wife'' rather than parents. In that case, The Tick was such an extreme CloudCuckooLander that he somehow didn't know who he even ''was'' (legally speaking, anyway). When a woman showed up out of nowhere with documents to prove he was her amnesiac husband, he went with it, leaving his TrueCompanions feeling oddly betrayed. The Tick gets frustrated when the fake wife demands he give up crime fighting and lead a normal life; the documents turned out to be forged and the wife AxCrazy, necessitating a [[StatusQuoIsGod rescue]].

to:

* The live action version of ''Series/TheTick'' ''Series/TheTick2001'' managed to do this with Tick's alleged ''wife'' rather than parents. In that case, The Tick was such an extreme CloudCuckooLander that he somehow didn't know who he even ''was'' (legally speaking, anyway). When a woman showed up out of nowhere with documents to prove he was her amnesiac husband, he went with it, leaving his TrueCompanions feeling oddly betrayed. The Tick gets frustrated when the fake wife demands he give up crime fighting and lead a normal life; the documents turned out to be forged and the wife AxCrazy, necessitating a [[StatusQuoIsGod rescue]].
4th Feb '18 1:36:09 PM Galiris8198
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', "The Lost Boy": Sarah Jane's adopted son Luke is reclaimed by his "real parents". This comes as a surprise to Sarah Jane since she had believed he was created in a lab by aliens, but they are able to supply evidence, which is verified by Mr Smith, that he's their son who was abducted. It turns out that they are actually disguised aliens who need him for their evil plan, and their evidence was faked using the same technology Mr Smith uses to maintain the {{Masquerade}}, which Mr Smith didn't catch because [[spoiler:he was in on the evil plan too, and faked the evidence himself]].

to:

* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', "The Lost Boy": Sarah Jane's adopted son Luke is reclaimed by his "real parents". This comes as a surprise to Sarah Jane since she had believed he was created in a lab by aliens, but they are able to supply evidence, which is verified by Mr Smith, that he's their son who was abducted. It turns out that they are actually disguised aliens who need him for their evil plan, and [[spoiler:and their evidence was faked using the same technology Mr Smith uses to maintain the {{Masquerade}}, which Mr Smith didn't catch because [[spoiler:he he was in on the evil plan too, and faked the evidence himself]].
11th Oct '17 11:46:10 AM darkemyst
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Billy Raven is temporarily adopted by Florence and Usher de Grey in ''[[Literature/ChildrenOfTheRedKing The Castle of Mirrors]]'' and is excited about getting a family but quickly discovers that the de Greys are abusive and only adopted him to have him spy on Charlie Bone's group.
5th Sep '17 7:28:15 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', "The Lost Boy": Sarah Jane's adopted son Luke is reclaimed by his "real parents", who are actually disguised aliens who need him for their evil plan. (In this case there was never any question that they might ''really'' be Luke's parents, but Sarah couldn't exactly say "No, he was created in a lab by an alien soft-drink manufacturer".)

to:

* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', "The Lost Boy": Sarah Jane's adopted son Luke is reclaimed by his "real parents", parents". This comes as a surprise to Sarah Jane since she had believed he was created in a lab by aliens, but they are able to supply evidence, which is verified by Mr Smith, that he's their son who was abducted. It turns out that they are actually disguised aliens who need him for their evil plan. (In this case there plan, and their evidence was never any question that they might ''really'' be Luke's parents, but Sarah couldn't exactly say "No, he faked using the same technology Mr Smith uses to maintain the {{Masquerade}}, which Mr Smith didn't catch because [[spoiler:he was created in a lab by an alien soft-drink manufacturer".)on the evil plan too, and faked the evidence himself]].
5th Sep '17 3:27:20 PM DaibhidC
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', "The Lost Boy": Sarah Jane's adopted son Luke is reclaimed by his "real parents", who are actually disguised aliens who need him for their evil plan.

to:

* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', "The Lost Boy": Sarah Jane's adopted son Luke is reclaimed by his "real parents", who are actually disguised aliens who need him for their evil plan. (In this case there was never any question that they might ''really'' be Luke's parents, but Sarah couldn't exactly say "No, he was created in a lab by an alien soft-drink manufacturer".)
30th May '17 4:39:51 AM BoukenDutch
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Literature/SansFamille'': After Jeromeís death, Remi is told that his real parents are a British couple named the Driscolls. Along with his friend Mattia, Remi seeks them out and is taken in by them, however they are very cold towards him. Eventually, it turns out they arenít his real parents at all, but just a bunch of thieves who are in league with Remi's EvilUncle James Milligan to keep Remi away from his real family.
6th May '16 3:44:51 PM margdean56
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The adoption was never actualy going to happen. He discovered the ruse before the reading of Elfangor's letter so he was able to suppress any emotion that would have given him away to Visser Three.

to:

** The adoption was never actualy actually going to happen. He discovered the ruse before the reading of Elfangor's letter so he was able to suppress any emotion that would have given him away to Visser Three.
8th Apr '16 2:55:02 AM Maniago
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/StuartLittle'': Stuart's real parents reclaim him, but they're actually impostors and it's part of a plot to separate him from his new family. They eventually start to feel regrat about what they did and admit the whole deception to Stuart.

to:

* ''Film/StuartLittle'': Stuart's real parents reclaim him, but they're actually impostors and it's part of a plot to separate him from his new family. They eventually start to feel regrat regret about what they did and admit the whole deception to Stuart.
8th Apr '16 2:44:54 AM Maniago
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/StuartLittle'': Stuart's real parents reclaim him, but they're actually impostors and it's part of a plot to separate him from his new family.

to:

* ''Film/StuartLittle'': Stuart's real parents reclaim him, but they're actually impostors and it's part of a plot to separate him from his new family. They eventually start to feel regrat about what they did and admit the whole deception to Stuart.


Added DiffLines:

*In ''Silvertooth'', the third book from the Dutch childrens book series ''Literature/AlfieTheWerewolf'', a man claiming to be Alfie's uncle shows up at the house of Alfie's foster family to adopt him, complete with court order to back up his claim. In reality, he's a werewolf hunter who wants to sell Alfie to a mad scientist, and the court order is a forgery. Alfie's grandfather realizes the deception when he's told about the 'uncle', and leads the family in a mission to rescue Alfie from the hunter.
This list shows the last 10 events of 50. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheTrapParents