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10th Jul '17 9:48:59 PM SilverFang
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* WordOfGod refers to Shiklah as this to Ellie in ''{{Comicbook/Deadpool}}'' when asked how Shiklah feels about Ellie, and replying that there's mutual lack of fondness.

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* WordOfGod refers to Shiklah as is this to Ellie in ''{{Comicbook/Deadpool}}'' when asked how ''{{Comicbook/Deadpool}}''. Ellie is the daughter Deadpool had with a fling he knew once. She was adopted by a good friend of Deadpool's, Emily Preston. To watch over her, Deadpool bought the house across the street where he stakes out to be sure everything's ok. In one instance, Shiklah feels about Ellie, calls him, and replying tells him that there's mutual lack she knows he's watching over his "bastard" instead of fondness.being home making proper heirs with her.
** WordOfGod says Shiklah doesn't care for at all for Ellie because she's a product of her husband and another woman -stating that he could imagine it being demon culture to kill their spouse's other children. They also go on to state that Shiklah views Ellie as a threat, which goes into JealousParent.
29th Jun '17 12:37:01 AM Octorok103
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* In ''Film/PitchPerfect'', Beca seems to view her stepmother this way, since she calls the woman "the step-monster". We never get to see the stepmother, so it's not clear how one-sided the antagonism is, although it's suggested that it's mostly because Beca's still bitter about her parents' divorce.
23rd Jun '17 9:33:36 AM Gaby007
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11309061/1/Consul-of-the-Underworld-The-Game-Begins Consul of The Underworld: The Game Begins]]'': Persephone started as one when her husband Hades brought his illegitimate daughter to the Underworld, basically pulling a [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Ned Stark]] on his wife. Worse was the fact a demigod isn't supposed to be raised by his divine parent, meaning Hades basically committed a crime and further justifying Persephone's distaste for the girl. However, she greatly mellowed with the time and nowadays Alkais considers her as more of a mother to her than her true birth mother.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12506800/5/The-Unrelenting-Frozen-Seas-The-Trials The Unrelenting Frozen Seas: The Trials]]'': Rhode isn't keen on meeting Amphitrite because of this trope. ''Especially'' when she knows what kind of horrors [[ClassicalMythology Hera]] visited upon her husband's illegitimate offspring. However, Triton's claim that Amphitrite would like to talk with her and has this desire for some time points to the goddess averting this. WordOfGod is that she can afford to be nice since [[HeirClubForMen a daughter is unable to challenge her son for Poseidon's succession]].
8th Jun '17 2:08:43 PM MsZephy7
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* Inverted in ''Literature/{{Room}}'' with Leo, Ma's stepfather. Initially Ma is hostile towards him (as a reminder of her parents' divorce), but as seen later, Leo proves a far better and sweeter grandparent to Jack than his real biological grandfather. By the end of the book, Leo and Jack have a good bond, with Jack considering Leo to be "a real grandparent" that Ma hopes her own father would grow into.
5th Jun '17 1:49:08 PM SilverFang
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* WordOfGod refers to Shiklah as this to Ellie in ''{{Comicbook/Deadpool}}'' when asked how Shiklah feels about Ellie, and replying that there's mutual lack of fondness.
11th May '17 10:07:00 AM Xtifr
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* In ''[[VideoGame/CrusaderKings Crusader Kings II]]'', expect stepmothers (and [[{{Polygamy}} other wives or concubines of the same husband]]) to try to get rid of their husband's children by other women to make room for their own. Family politics can get very messy in this game.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/CrusaderKings Crusader Kings II]]'', expect stepmothers (and [[{{Polygamy}} [[{{Polyamory}} other wives or concubines of the same husband]]) to try to get rid of their husband's children by other women to make room for their own. Family politics can get very messy in this game.
7th Apr '17 4:21:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Pretear}}'', being a mixture of "Snow-White" and "Cinderella" turned into a MagicalGirl anime, does provide the main character with a stepmother, clearly aiming to invoke this trope, but then subverts it -- sure, Natsue is strict, but not evil, and she is so much in love with Himeno's father Kaoru she'd rather spend her time with him instead of lecturing Himeno. In the original manga, Natsue is more cruel, but still obsessed with Kaoru, to the point of not caring not only for Himeno, but also for her own daughters. And in this continuity [[spoiler:she was possessed by the BigBad]], so it's not ''entirely'' her fault...

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* ''{{Pretear}}'', ''Anime/{{Pretear}}'', being a mixture of "Snow-White" and "Cinderella" turned into a MagicalGirl anime, does provide the main character with a stepmother, clearly aiming to invoke this trope, but then subverts it -- sure, Natsue is strict, but not evil, and she is so much in love with Himeno's father Kaoru she'd rather spend her time with him instead of lecturing Himeno. In the original manga, Natsue is more cruel, but still obsessed with Kaoru, to the point of not caring not only for Himeno, but also for her own daughters. And in this continuity [[spoiler:she was possessed by the BigBad]], so it's not ''entirely'' her fault...
7th Apr '17 2:18:45 PM DustSnitch
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* Averted with {{Jesus}}, who had a kind, pious, and all-round good stepfather in Joseph the carpenter. Joseph is deserving of extra praise since he was Mary's ''first'' husband, and Jesus was conceived (virginally by God) while Joseph and Mary were ''engaged''. (Even worse: in that time and culture, "engaged" was "married but not living together yet.")

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* Averted with {{Jesus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, who had a kind, pious, and all-round good stepfather in Joseph the carpenter. Joseph is deserving of extra praise since he was Mary's ''first'' husband, and Jesus was conceived (virginally by God) while Joseph and Mary were ''engaged''. (Even worse: in that time and culture, "engaged" was "married but not living together yet.")
6th Apr '17 4:12:57 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': While not abusive, Catelyn Stark makes it pretty clear to Jon Snow, her husband's [[HeroicBastard son by another woman]], that she doesn't want him around. Different from the usual stepmother scenario in that Ned conceived Jon as the result of adultery, so she's got some reason to be unhappy about his presence.[[labelnote:From the books...]]At the beginning of the first book, another reason for Catelyn's dislike of Jon is mentioned: she is at least slightly worried that he might have sons who would eventually contest her own grandchildren for the right to Winterfell, and thus strongly supports Jon's desire to join the Night's Watch, which would prevent this from happening. She fears Ned might have loved Jon's mother more than her -- remembering how Ned was adamant that he raise Jon at Winterfell himself alongside the children she had with him -- and this might be part of the reason why Ned loves Jon so. When she tries to ask about Jon's mother, Ned's reaction actually frightened her so much that she decided to drop the subject and wouldn't take her unhappiness about it out on him. In the third book, when she reflects on how fiercely protective Ned was of Jon, she again wonders about Jon's mother, wondering if Jon's mother prays for him just as she prays for Robb but resigns herself to never knowing who Jon's mother was.[[/labelnote]] Catelyn comes to regret her dislike of Jon after all the tragedy that befalls her, believing that it was karmic retribution for betraying the promise she made to love him. In the Season 6 finale, it's revealed that Catelyn wasn't so much Jon's wicked stepmother as his [[spoiler: wicked aunt. Lyanna Stark is Jon's mother and Ned is Jon's uncle. After Lyanna dies following childbirth, Ned adopts his nephew Jon, raises and loves him as his own, and passes Jon off as his own illegitimate child to protect Jon from Robert Baratheon's wrath. Catelyn may have acted very different if she'd known Jon was her nephew instead of the child her husband conceived with another woman as a result of infidelity.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': While not abusive, Catelyn Stark makes it pretty clear to Jon Snow, her husband's [[HeroicBastard son by another woman]], that she doesn't want him around. Different from the usual stepmother scenario in that Ned conceived Jon as the result of adultery, so she's got some reason to be unhappy about his presence.[[labelnote:From the books...]]At the beginning of the first book, another reason for Catelyn's dislike of Jon is mentioned: she is at least slightly worried that he might have sons who would eventually contest her own grandchildren for the right to Winterfell, and thus strongly supports Jon's desire to join the Night's Watch, which would prevent this from happening. She fears Ned might have loved Jon's mother more than her -- remembering how Ned was adamant that he raise Jon at Winterfell himself alongside the children she had with him -- and this might be part of the reason why Ned loves Jon so. When she tries to ask about Jon's mother, Ned's reaction actually frightened her so much that she decided to drop the subject and wouldn't take her unhappiness about it out on him. In the third book, when she reflects on how fiercely protective Ned was of Jon, she again wonders about Jon's mother, wondering if Jon's mother prays for him just as she prays for Robb but resigns herself to never knowing who Jon's mother was.[[/labelnote]] Catelyn comes to regret her dislike of Jon after all the tragedy that befalls her, believing that it was karmic retribution for betraying the promise she made to love him.him, a bargain she made with the gods so that Jon would live when he became very ill as a baby. In the Season 6 finale, it's revealed that Catelyn wasn't so much Jon's wicked stepmother as his [[spoiler: wicked aunt. Lyanna Stark is Jon's mother and Ned is Jon's uncle. After Lyanna dies following childbirth, Ned adopts his nephew Jon, raises and loves him as his own, and passes Jon off as his own illegitimate child to protect Jon from Robert Baratheon's wrath. Catelyn may have acted very different if she'd known Jon was her nephew instead of the child her husband conceived with another woman as a result of infidelity.]]
5th Apr '17 6:11:24 PM Salsh_Loli
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** It should be noted however that Hera usually did not actually fulfil the part of step-''mother'' since the mothers of the children in question in most cases stayed alive long enough to raise their children or they were given away to other people to raise. Only in two or three cases did Hera actually act as a step-mother proper: When Alcmene abandoned the infant Heracles to placate Hera's wrath, Hera ended up nursing the baby (it's usually described as by deceit and trickery). And before that she had also nursed the infant Hermes, with whom she got along fairly well afterwards. Hermes' birth-mother, the minor goddess Maia, was also one of the few of her husband's paramours whom Hera did not give trouble and who even was able to protect Arkas, Zeus' son by Callisto, from Hera's wrath. Finally, Hera also raised Thetis as a kind of adoptive daughter.

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** It should be noted however that Hera usually did not actually fulfil the part of step-''mother'' since the mothers of the children in question in most cases stayed alive long enough to raise their children or they were given away to other people to raise. Only in two or three cases did Hera actually act as a step-mother proper: When Alcmene abandoned the infant Heracles to placate Hera's wrath, Hera ended up nursing the baby (it's usually described as by deceit and trickery). And before that she had also nursed the infant Hermes, with whom she got along fairly well afterwards. Hermes' birth-mother, the minor goddess Maia, was also one of the few of her husband's paramours whom Hera did not give trouble and who even was able to protect Arkas, Zeus' son by Callisto, from Hera's wrath. Hera also team up with Athena in aiding the Achaeans against the Trojans during the Trojan War in TheIliad. Finally, Hera also raised Thetis as a kind of adoptive daughter.
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