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9th Dec '17 7:55:56 PM Malady
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* Daisy Ashford's Victorian classic ''TheYoungVisiters'' lightly touches on this; the middle-aged Mr. Salteena is fond of having young women come visit him so that he may present them to proper society; he proposes to his latest female friend, Ethel, only to have her turn him down, all done in genteel form of course. His heartbreak is tempered by Ethel's new gentleman friend getting him a peerage.

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* Daisy Ashford's Victorian classic ''TheYoungVisiters'' ''Literature/TheYoungVisiters'' lightly touches on this; the middle-aged Mr. Salteena is fond of having young women come visit him so that he may present them to proper society; he proposes to his latest female friend, Ethel, only to have her turn him down, all done in genteel form of course. His heartbreak is tempered by Ethel's new gentleman friend getting him a peerage.
21st Nov '17 1:40:42 PM oknazevad
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* Played with and ultimately subverted in regards to River Song from ''Series/DoctorWho''. She's been adventuring with the Doctor her whole life and she's admitted that that's what led her to love him. It's working in reverse, too; the Doctor is young right now compared to River and as they're adventuring together, he's begun falling in love with her. Strictly speaking, she probably doesn't remember their ''real'' first meeting, because she was a newborn and the Doctor was [[TimeyWimeyBall initially unaware of who she was]]. From the Doctor's perspective, [[StableTimeLoop he first met her as an adult]]. See, it's a bit of big timey windy, wibbly wobbly ball....

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* Played with and ultimately subverted in regards to River Song from ''Series/DoctorWho''. She's been adventuring with the Doctor her whole life and she's admitted that that's what led her to love him. It's working in reverse, too; the Doctor is young right now compared to River and as they're adventuring together, he's begun falling in love with her. Strictly speaking, she probably doesn't remember their ''real'' first meeting, because she was a newborn and the Doctor was [[TimeyWimeyBall initially unaware of who she was]]. From the Doctor's perspective, [[StableTimeLoop he first met her as an adult]]. See, it's a bit of big timey windy, wimey, wibbly wobbly ball....
21st Nov '17 10:27:35 AM oknazevad
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20th Nov '17 1:54:48 PM Anderling
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* The writer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Day Thomas Day]] adopted two girls from an orphanage with the intent that he would raise them on Rousseauean principles so that one of them would grow up to be the "perfect wife". Unsurprisingly, it didn't work out for him. (He was a friend of Richard Edgeworth, father of Maria Edgeworth, the author of ''Belinda'', so it seems likely he was an inspiration for Clarence Hervey.)
1st Nov '17 2:55:48 PM Wyldchyld
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* OlderThanPrint: ''Literature/TheTaleOfGenji'': (''Genji Monogatari'') from Japan. Hikaru Genji raises the 10 year old girl Murasaki to be his wife.
** Years later when Genji 'adopts' another girl, Tamakazura the daughter of his best friend, he tells Murasaki that it is perfectly harmless and platonic, he is being a father to the girl since hers can't be, etc. To which she replies dryly that as she recalls ''their'' relationship began in much the same way and has, if she is not mistaken, become ''anything'' but platonic and paternal!

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* OlderThanPrint: ''Literature/TheTaleOfGenji'': (''Genji Monogatari'') from Japan. Plagued by forbidden feelings for the Emperor's wife, Fujitsubo, (his step-mother), Hikaru Genji raises becomes obsessed with her ten-year-old niece, Murasaki, who is the 10 year old girl Murasaki spitting image of her. After encountering resistance from the girl's guardians, who feel she's currently too young to be his wife.
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courted, he kidnaps her. He once had a debate with a friend over the idea that the perfect wife is one a man has raised and moulded himself, so he sets out to do exactly that with Murasaki. Years later when Genji 'adopts' another girl, Tamakazura the daughter of his best friend, he tells Murasaki that it is perfectly harmless and platonic, he is being a father to the girl since hers can't be, etc. To which she replies dryly that as she recalls ''their'' relationship began in much the same way and has, if she is not mistaken, become ''anything'' but platonic and paternal!
31st Oct '17 7:47:23 PM Vampireandthen
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* Played with and ultimately subverted in regards to River Song from ''Series/DoctorWho''. She's been adventuring with the Doctor her whole life and she's admitted that that's what led her to love him. It's working in reverse, too; the Doctor is young right now compared to River and as they're adventuring together, he's begun falling in love with her. Strictly speaking, she probably doesn't remember their ''real'' first meeting, because she was a newborn and the Doctor was [[TimeyWimeyBall initially unaware of who she was]]. From the Doctor's perspective, [[StableTimeLoop he first met her as an adult]].

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* Played with and ultimately subverted in regards to River Song from ''Series/DoctorWho''. She's been adventuring with the Doctor her whole life and she's admitted that that's what led her to love him. It's working in reverse, too; the Doctor is young right now compared to River and as they're adventuring together, he's begun falling in love with her. Strictly speaking, she probably doesn't remember their ''real'' first meeting, because she was a newborn and the Doctor was [[TimeyWimeyBall initially unaware of who she was]]. From the Doctor's perspective, [[StableTimeLoop he first met her as an adult]]. See, it's a bit of big timey windy, wibbly wobbly ball....
12th Oct '17 8:42:16 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TheProfessional'' (or) ''Leon'': Creator/NataliePortman's 13-year-old character Matilda asks a hitman named Leon to train her to be an assassin, to avenge her younger brother killed by a crooked cop and his henchmen. He reluctantly takes her under his wing and she grows to have sexual feelings for him, which he never returns (as it's his policy as a professional assassin never to complicate his life with women and children ''and she's both'') , but she does confess her love to him as he does. Leon goes from being teacher and protector to a love interest for the young girl. [[spoiler:Averted by [[ThePlotReaper the ending]].]]
8th Sep '17 4:24:53 PM CaptEquinox
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* In a sense this is what happens between Lord Vincent Stanton and his cousin Adrienne in the Satanic gothic romance ''Lord Satan'' by Janet Louise Roberts. Adrienne is seventeen, has lived a working-class life, educated by her father; now he's just died and she's prepared to earn her own living. Vincent, who appears to be about forty, invites her to live with him. He treats her as more of a daughter at first. Since she's so young and likes fairytales and "toys" (''[[GetYourMindOutOfTheGutter objets d'art''), he infantilizes her and calls her "child" and "little girl". She's just lost her father, so responds as younger than she is. As they fall in love he begins to see she really is a woman and respects her judgment; she realizes that [[OurDemonsAreDifferent he is a devil]], but actually [[SatanIsGood devoted to justice and healing]], and she stands up for herself on the matter of joining Satanic cults and that.

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* In a sense this is what happens between Lord Vincent Stanton and his cousin Adrienne in the Satanic gothic romance ''Lord Satan'' by Janet Louise Roberts. Adrienne is seventeen, has lived a working-class life, educated by her father; now he's just died and she's prepared to earn her own living. Vincent, who appears to be about forty, invites her to live with him. He treats her as more of a daughter at first. Since she's so young and likes fairytales and "toys" (''[[GetYourMindOutOfTheGutter objets d'art''), d'art]]''), he infantilizes her and calls her "child" and "little girl". She's just lost her father, so responds as younger than she is. As they fall in love he begins to see she really is a woman and respects her judgment; she realizes that [[OurDemonsAreDifferent he is a devil]], but actually [[SatanIsGood devoted to justice and healing]], and she stands up for herself on the matter of joining Satanic cults and that.
8th Sep '17 4:24:30 PM CaptEquinox
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* In a sense this is what happens between Lord Vincent Stanton and his cousin Adrienne in the Satanic gothic romance ''Lord Satan'' by Janet Louise Roberts. Adrienne is eighteen, and prepared to earn her own living. But when she visits Vincent, who appears to be about forty, he treats her as beloved family; then it gets to be more than that. Because she's so young, he infantilizes her somewhat, and because she's just lost her father, she responds as younger than she is. Fortunately it works out as they get to know one another; he begins to respect her judgment, she realizes that [[OurDemonsAreDifferent he is a devil]], but actually [[SatanIsGood devoted to justice and healing]], and she stands up for herself on the matter of joining Satanic cults and that.

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* In a sense this is what happens between Lord Vincent Stanton and his cousin Adrienne in the Satanic gothic romance ''Lord Satan'' by Janet Louise Roberts. Adrienne is eighteen, seventeen, has lived a working-class life, educated by her father; now he's just died and she's prepared to earn her own living. But when she visits Vincent, who appears to be about forty, he invites her to live with him. He treats her as beloved family; then it gets to be more than that. Because of a daughter at first. Since she's so young, young and likes fairytales and "toys" (''[[GetYourMindOutOfTheGutter objets d'art''), he infantilizes her somewhat, and because she's calls her "child" and "little girl". She's just lost her father, she so responds as younger than she is. Fortunately it works out as As they get to know one another; fall in love he begins to respect see she really is a woman and respects her judgment, judgment; she realizes that [[OurDemonsAreDifferent he is a devil]], but actually [[SatanIsGood devoted to justice and healing]], and she stands up for herself on the matter of joining Satanic cults and that.
26th Aug '17 12:39:35 PM ChampionSonAmyFan362
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A story where (usually) a man falls in love with a woman having raised her from childhood. She looked up to the man, thought of him as a father figure or beloved uncle, a guardian, counted on him to be there when she needed him, etc. In the more extreme cases, she might have even vowed to marry him when she came of age.

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A story where (usually) a man falls in love with a woman woman, having raised her from childhood. She looked up to the man, thought of him as a father figure or beloved uncle, a guardian, counted on him to be there when she needed him, etc. In the more extreme cases, she might have even vowed to marry him when she came of age.
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