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19th Jan '17 6:13:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Evil Stepfather turns up in ''Literature/ANightInTheLonesomeOctober'' -- [[spoiler:a priest of [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]]]] planning to sacrifice his stepdaughter to acquire supernatural power.

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* Evil Stepfather turns up in ''Literature/ANightInTheLonesomeOctober'' -- [[spoiler:a priest of [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]]]] planning to sacrifice his stepdaughter to acquire supernatural power.
28th Dec '16 10:50:55 AM LordGro
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** Lady Tremaine of ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' is far more cruel and manipulative than her fairy tale counterpart. When Cinderella is about to go to the ball, she manipulates her two daughters into destroying Cinderella's dress so she can't go. Later on, she locks Cinderella in her attic room to stop her from trying on the glass slipper. The sequels show that she can be just as rotten to her own daughters. Tremaine is one of the finalists for being the de facto TropeCodifier and the poster stepmother for the trope.

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** Lady Tremaine of ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' is far more cruel and manipulative than her fairy tale counterpart. When Cinderella is about to go to the ball, she manipulates her two daughters into destroying Cinderella's dress so she can't go. Later on, she locks Cinderella in her attic room to stop her from trying on the glass slipper. The sequels show that she can be just as rotten to her own daughters. Tremaine is one of the finalists for being the de facto TropeCodifier and the poster stepmother for the trope.
28th Dec '16 2:22:35 AM jameygamer
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** Queen Grimhilde of ''Disney/SnowWhite'' dresses the young princess in rags and forces her to do all the chores in the castle. As in the original tale, she sends her huntsman to cut out the princess's heart. Probably the TropeCodifier as far as Disney goes.
** Lady Tremaine of ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' is far more cruel and manipulative than her fairy tale counterpart. When Cinderella is about to go to the ball, she manipulates her two daughters into destroying Cinderella's dress so she can't go. Later on, she locks Cinderella in her attic room to stop her from trying on the glass slipper. The sequels show that she can be just as rotten to her own daughters.

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** Queen Grimhilde of ''Disney/SnowWhite'' dresses the young princess in rags and forces her to do all the chores in the castle. As in the original tale, she sends her huntsman to cut out the princess's heart. Probably When he doesn't do it, she turns herself into a hag to get her own hands dirty. One of two contenders for the TropeCodifier as far as Disney goes.goes, along with...
** Lady Tremaine of ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' is far more cruel and manipulative than her fairy tale counterpart. When Cinderella is about to go to the ball, she manipulates her two daughters into destroying Cinderella's dress so she can't go. Later on, she locks Cinderella in her attic room to stop her from trying on the glass slipper. The sequels show that she can be just as rotten to her own daughters. Tremaine is one of the finalists for being the de facto TropeCodifier and the poster stepmother for the trope.
3rd Dec '16 7:56:00 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Asuka revealed Hikari that her stepmother never cared about her. She only took care of Asuka to get close to her father.
13th Nov '16 9:59:07 AM nombretomado
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* ZigZagged in ''{{Enchanted}}:'' the villain, Nerissa, is a WickedStepmother, but oddly her target is not her stepson, Prince Edward, but his betrothed, Giselle; Edward has spent years gallivanting around like a KnightErrant while Nerissa runs the kingdom, but now she's worried about him settling down. There's also a scene where Morgan complains about her father planning to marry Nancy because of this trope (given that [[MythologyGag Nancy's surname is]] "[[{{Disney/Cinderella}} Tremaine]]," that's understandable). Giselle, however, assures her that plenty of stepmothers subvert this trope. [[spoiler: Giselle herself becomes an aversion, as she ends up as Morgan's stepmother by the end]].

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* ZigZagged in ''{{Enchanted}}:'' ''Film/{{Enchanted}}:'' the villain, Nerissa, is a WickedStepmother, but oddly her target is not her stepson, Prince Edward, but his betrothed, Giselle; Edward has spent years gallivanting around like a KnightErrant while Nerissa runs the kingdom, but now she's worried about him settling down. There's also a scene where Morgan complains about her father planning to marry Nancy because of this trope (given that [[MythologyGag Nancy's surname is]] "[[{{Disney/Cinderella}} Tremaine]]," that's understandable). Giselle, however, assures her that plenty of stepmothers subvert this trope. [[spoiler: Giselle herself becomes an aversion, as she ends up as Morgan's stepmother by the end]].
12th Nov '16 8:21:19 AM EDP
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* {{Averted}} in ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' with Irma's stepmother Anna, [[HappilyAdopted as they have a very good relationship]] and Anna doesn't favor her son Chris (Irma's younger half-brother) over Irma. Indeed, the ''only'' reason we know she's not Irma's biological mother is that Irma mentioned it during a fight ([[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and was horrified immediately after]]. They made up soon after).
8th Nov '16 12:07:44 AM leelea
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** Averted by Maria the MagicalNanny, when she marries Captain von Trapp. The children loved her before the marriage and only loved her ''more'' after the marriage. There's a very sweet scene with Maria and Liesl, the eldest child, after Maria and the Captain return from their honeymoon; Liesl calls Maria "Mother" and they both agree they like that a lot.

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** Averted by Maria the MagicalNanny, when she marries Captain von Trapp. The children loved all love her before the marriage and only loved love her ''more'' after the marriage. There's a very sweet scene with Maria and Liesl, the eldest child, after Maria and the Captain return from their honeymoon; Liesl calls Maria "Mother" "mother" and they both agree they like that a lot.



** Played with regarding Lady Catelyn Stark and both her husband's bastard son Jon Snow, and his ward Theon Greyjoy who was taken as a child hostage and fostered alongside the Stark children. Catelyn isn't a stepmother to either Jon or Theon by the standards and values of Westeros, but her children consider them brothers. While Catelyn was never exactly abusive towards Jon, she made it quite clear he's not part of the family and she says she never liked or trusted Theon. Sadly, when your normally loving and faithful husband comes home with an infant he claims as his bastard son, insists on openly raising said bastard at home in defiance of all custom, and not only refuses to discuss the matter but actually ''frightens'' you when you try to ask who the mother is, it's gonna be pretty hard to bear in mind that it's really not the kid's fault.

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** Played with regarding Lady Catelyn Stark and both her husband's bastard illegitimate son Jon Snow, Snow and his ward Theon Greyjoy Greyjoy, who was taken as a child hostage and fostered alongside the Stark children. at Winterfell. Catelyn isn't a stepmother to either Jon or Theon by the standards and values of Westeros, but her children consider them brothers. While regard Jon as their brother while Catelyn's eldest, Robb, considers Theon to be like a surrogate brother. Catelyn was explains she never liked or trusted Theon and, while she is never exactly abusive towards Jon, she made is very cold to him and makes it quite clear he's not part of the family and she says she never liked or trusted Theon. doesn't want him around. Sadly, when your normally loving and faithful husband comes home with an his infant he claims as his bastard son, illegitimate son and insists on openly raising said bastard him at home alongside his half-siblings in defiance of all custom, calling him son for ''"all the north to see,"'' and not only refuses to discuss the matter of the child's mother but actually ''frightens'' you when you try to ask who the mother is, him about her, it's gonna be pretty hard to bear in mind that it's really take -- despite it not being the kid's fault.fault at all.
6th Nov '16 6:36:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one story of ''TheTarotCafe'', a young girl named Fey is implied to be the child of a prostitute and a wealthy man who had some brief relationship with her mother. When the mother dies, Fey is sent to live with her father, and his wife and son. The father is cold and dismissive of her, but dies pretty soon in and doesn't have much of a presence. The son eventually befriends Fey and enjoys her company. The stepmother, however, ''hates'' Fey and believes that the girl is cursing the family to die. [[spoiler:The stepmother has various people come in to beat and abuse Fey, and eventually dies while trying to whip Fey herself. It's also revealed that the stepmother threw Fey's music box (the last thing she had of her mother) down the well.]]

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* In one story of ''TheTarotCafe'', ''Manhwa/TheTarotCafe'', a young girl named Fey is implied to be the child of a prostitute and a wealthy man who had some brief relationship with her mother. When the mother dies, Fey is sent to live with her father, and his wife and son. The father is cold and dismissive of her, but dies pretty soon in and doesn't have much of a presence. The son eventually befriends Fey and enjoys her company. The stepmother, however, ''hates'' Fey and believes that the girl is cursing the family to die. [[spoiler:The stepmother has various people come in to beat and abuse Fey, and eventually dies while trying to whip Fey herself. It's also revealed that the stepmother threw Fey's music box (the last thing she had of her mother) down the well.]]
23rd Oct '16 4:05:49 AM ACW
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'' with Carrie and Actrise. Actrise proudly brags that, amongst the [[WouldHurtAChild 100 children she slew]] to obtain immortality was her own biological daughter. Carrie calls her out as a pathetic CompleteMonster for this, after remembering how her ''step''-mother loved her dearly and even [[HeroicSacrifice gave her life to save Carrie's]].

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'' with Carrie and Actrise. Actrise proudly brags that, amongst the [[WouldHurtAChild 100 children she slew]] to obtain immortality was her own biological daughter. Carrie calls her out as a pathetic CompleteMonster for this, after remembering how her ''step''-mother loved her dearly and even [[HeroicSacrifice gave her life to save Carrie's]].
21st Oct '16 12:54:13 PM gophergiggles
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'' with Carrie and Actrise. Actrise proudly brags that, amongst the [[WouldHurtAChild 100 children she slew]] to obtain immortality was her own biological daughter. Carrie calls her out as a pathetic CompleteMonster for this, after remembering how her ''step''-mother loved her dearly and even [[HeroicSacrifice gave her life to save Carrie's]].


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* Averted with Spike in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', and whichever character out of Twilight Sparkle or Princess Celestia more qualifies as his step-mother (likely both, to some degree). Princess Celestia is never shown on-screen doing anything motherly (WordOfGod is she raised Spike when Twilight was still young), and Twilight can be harsh on him at times (Typically owing to her scatterbrained and bookish nature), but both love him dearly and have raised him as one of their own despite him being a species most ponies are afraid of.
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