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1st Jul '16 1:22:08 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/DavidEddings's ''[[Literature/TheElenium Elenium]]'', the queen Ehlana browbeats her protector, Sparhawk, who practically raised her, into marrying her in the third book. Sparhawk seems to realize the inappropriateness of it, as he tries to back out of it several times and feels guilty about it when she's kidnapped in the ''Tamuli'' to get at him, but she outranks him, and overrules his objections.
** There's actually a line of dialogue about how she's carrying a Prince Consort coronet for him "around with her like a coil of fishing line."
** Their daughter, age 6, tells her father who she's going to marry; [[spoiler: as she's the incarnation of a god]], if the prospective husband disagrees, he better have started running ''right then''.
*** Later there's the conversation mother and daughter have about it: "Mother started setting traps for my father when she was about my age." Ehlana protests, her daughter says, "Didn't you?" and she admits, "Well, yes, but it's not nice to talk about it.
** really don't think this qualifies; if anything, it's HotForTeacher. Sparhawk was grooming Ehlana to be queen, and the thought of marrying her ''literally'' never crossed his mind. Also, he only raised her as her Champion from the ages of five to eight; after that he was exiled, and unable to contact Ehlana for the next ten years. Not to mention, if you carefully read a scene between Ehlana and Emperor Sarabian in the Tamuli, she tells him, "I was born loving Sparhawk." (given that both [[ChildGoddess Aphrael]] and [[WorldMaker Bhelliom]] had a vested interest in their lives, this might very well have been true). She also casually reveals that not only did she become her own spymaster growing up without Sparhawk to protect her, she also arranged the assassination of several of Annias' underlings... keep in mind, this was at age eighteen or younger! This is ''not'' an easily influenced or led young woman. In fact, when Ehlana manoeveres Sparhawk into marrying her, all his friends seem to regard it as Sparhawk getting HoistByHisOwnPetard... I think Kalten even says outright "You created a woman of steel, and now she's forcing you to marry her."
24th Jun '16 8:34:15 PM Eagal
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* One of the outright weirdest examples of this trope happened in a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] issue of ''{{Superman}}'s Girl Friend Lois Lane''. You see, Superman is turned into a baby by some Red Kryptonite, and Lois tries to raise him so that when he reverts to his real age, he'll want to marry her -- and so does Lana Lang. In the end, their plans work...but not as intended, since the Superman in question was from an alternate universe, and he ends up returning home and marrying his universe's Lois and Lana.
** Worse than that, both women used ''post-hypnotic suggestion'' to influence baby Supes! [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2013/06/16/i-love-ya-but-youre-strange-that-time-lois-lane-hypnotized-a-baby-to-make-superman-marry-her/ Read excerpts here]] [[http://www.jakehateseverything.com/2006_11_01_archive.html and here]].
** Oh but wait it gets creepier and rapier (and child rapier), because, you see, this is not the only time this happened. ''Two issues later'' (and remember we're still back in the Silver Age--a time of innocence and happy comics free from smut and violence), Lois Lane used a time machine to travel back to ancient Krypton to [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/3125/265713-19245-120749-1-supermans-girl-frien.jpg steal Kal-El's father for herself]] so SHE COULD BE HIS MOTHER. Wait don't shudder yet there's more: after she finally remembered that Krypton would explode someday, she decided to leave and restore the timeline to normal with her time pod...but not before stopping over at a baby Kal-El's house so she can open mouth kiss him. Repeatedly. Jor-El, rightly knowing a psychopath when he sees one, stuffed the loon in a Phantom Zone crystal and she ended up being saved by a future Superman on Earth, who in defiance of everything Back to the Future taught us remembered her. Because the Silver Age, that's why.
* According to rabid anti-fans of ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, he apparently did this to Rogue in the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse, as they initially had a surrogate father-daughter relationship when he mentored her after she accidentally permanently absorbed the powers and part of the psyche of his own secretly long-lost biological daughter Polaris , who was even older than her.

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* One of the outright weirdest examples of this trope happened in a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] issue of ''{{Superman}}'s Girl Friend Lois Lane''. You see, Superman is turned into a baby by some Red Kryptonite, and Lois tries to raise him so that when he reverts to his real age, he'll want to marry her -- and so does Lana Lang. In the end, their plans work...but not as intended, since the Superman in question was from an alternate universe, and he ends up returning home and marrying his universe's Lois and Lana.
** Worse than that, both
Lana. Both women used ''post-hypnotic suggestion'' to influence baby Supes! [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2013/06/16/i-love-ya-but-youre-strange-that-time-lois-lane-hypnotized-a-baby-to-make-superman-marry-her/ Read excerpts here]] [[http://www.jakehateseverything.com/2006_11_01_archive.html and here]].
** Oh but wait it gets creepier and rapier (and child rapier), because, you see, this is not the only time this happened. ''Two Two issues later'' (and remember we're still back in the Silver Age--a time of innocence and happy comics free from smut and violence), later, Lois Lane used a time machine to travel back to ancient Krypton to [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/3125/265713-19245-120749-1-supermans-girl-frien.jpg steal Kal-El's father for herself]] so SHE COULD BE HIS MOTHER. Wait don't shudder yet there's more: after she finally remembered that Krypton would explode someday, she decided to leave and restore the timeline to normal with her time pod...but not before stopping over at a baby Kal-El's house so she can open mouth kiss him. Repeatedly. Jor-El, rightly knowing a psychopath when he sees one, stuffed the loon in a Phantom Zone crystal and she ended up being saved by a future Superman on Earth, who in defiance of everything Back to the Future taught us remembered her. Because the Silver Age, that's why.
* According to rabid anti-fans of ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, he apparently did this to Rogue in the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse, as they initially had a surrogate father-daughter relationship when he mentored her after she accidentally permanently absorbed the powers and part of the psyche of his own secretly long-lost biological daughter Polaris , who was even older than her.
why.



** But is it really? She still had an actual father on the scene until she was an older teenager.



* U.S. private religious [[OrphanageOfFear correction/sanitary institution]] [[http://www.hephzibahhouse.org/page2/page2.html Hephzibah House]] is speculated to be matching up inmates/students to associates upon or after their release. Maybe also because they have no other other places to go to and no practical professional skills.



* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's alleged relationship with his own half-niece, Angelika Maria "Geli" Raubal, led to a massive underground conspiracy theory after her demise under suspicious circumstances. In some versions of the story, she had become less enamoured with him due to his interest in politics superseding time spent with her.



* The poet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Field_(author) Michael Field]] was actually two women writing under one pseudonym. Edith Cooper was both the legal ward and niece of Katherine Bradley. It's widely believed that the two became lovers when Cooper was in her late teens. They spent the rest of their lives together.
** Averted in similar cases when a gay couple, who differ significantly in age, opt for legal adoption of the younger by the elder as their only means of becoming a family under law. While it might look like this trope to the uninformed, such couples' romantic relationships generally pre-date the legal fiction of a "parental" one.
7th Jun '16 1:14:29 PM Willbyr
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* In the ''PeacemakerKurogane'' manga, this was what the old merchant Yamatoya does with Suzu after [[spoiler: Suzu's master was killed and he was left all alone starving in the streets]]. Although he's [[{{Shotacon}} old enough to easily be his grandfather]], he apparently picked up Suzu entirely for the purpose of [[spoiler:raping him and making him his "pet"]]. Suzu wasn't the only one, however -- two [[CreepyTwins twin]] kitty boys were also picked up by him for this purpose. Suzu ''does'' end up getting revenge on him, however. To put it in Suzu's words:

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* In the ''PeacemakerKurogane'' ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'' manga, this was what the old merchant Yamatoya does with Suzu after [[spoiler: Suzu's master was killed and he was left all alone starving in the streets]]. Although he's [[{{Shotacon}} old enough to easily be his grandfather]], he apparently picked up Suzu entirely for the purpose of [[spoiler:raping him and making him his "pet"]]. Suzu wasn't the only one, however -- two [[CreepyTwins twin]] kitty boys were also picked up by him for this purpose. Suzu ''does'' end up getting revenge on him, however. To put it in Suzu's words:
7th Jun '16 8:29:51 AM Katsuhagi
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* In a GenderFlip, Mandukhai Khatun adopted a young boy named Batu Mongke (said to be the last living legitimate descendant of UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan) and saved his life after an early childhood of illness and neglect and raised him to be her husband, the eventual Dayan Khan. Mandukhai was at least 15 years his senior and had already been married and widowed by the time she adopted him, but by all counts their marriage was a happy one and together they reunited Mongolia.

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* In a GenderFlip, Mandukhai Khatun adopted a young boy named Batu Mongke (said to be the last living legitimate descendant of UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan) and saved his life after an early childhood of illness and neglect and raised him to be her husband, the eventual Dayan Khan. Mandukhai was at least 15 years his senior and had already been married and widowed by the time she adopted him, but by all counts their marriage was a happy one since and they even opted to stay together after it would have been possible to separate without negative consequences due to her being past reproductive age, and together they reunited Mongolia.
31st May '16 10:31:39 AM Katsuhagi
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* In a GenderFlip, Mandukhai Khatun adopted a young boy named Batu Mongke (said to be the last living descendant of UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan) and saved his life after an early childhood of illness and neglect and raised him to be her husband, the eventual Dayan Khan. Mandukhai was at least 15 years his senior and had already been married and widowed by the time she adopted him, but by all counts their marriage was a happy one and together they reunited Mongolia.

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* In a GenderFlip, Mandukhai Khatun adopted a young boy named Batu Mongke (said to be the last living legitimate descendant of UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan) and saved his life after an early childhood of illness and neglect and raised him to be her husband, the eventual Dayan Khan. Mandukhai was at least 15 years his senior and had already been married and widowed by the time she adopted him, but by all counts their marriage was a happy one and together they reunited Mongolia.
11th May '16 12:18:26 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Damia]]'', the titular character falls in love with Afra, her mother's best friend and advisor, who is ''twenty four years older'' than she is and ''literally'' helped raise her from the day she was born. At first you may think it's sweet... and then, about a week after you've read the book, [[FridgeLogic you think about it]], and [[{{Squick}} the eeeeeeeeewwwwww]] hits ya right in the face.
** Twice in the same series: In the prequel ''Pegasus'' books, Tirla marries Sascha (thirty-something) on her sixteenth birthday, or pretty much the instant she was legally allowed to. Although he hadn't raised her since birth, he had taken on a protective, father-figure role in her life since she was about age twelve.
*** isn't this at least partly because he's a precog, and has a vision of a future in which they're married?

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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Damia]]'', the titular character falls in love with Afra, her mother's best friend and advisor, who is ''twenty four years older'' than she is and ''literally'' helped raise her from the day she was born. At first you may think it's sweet... and then, about a week after you've read the book, [[FridgeLogic you think about it]], and [[{{Squick}} the eeeeeeeeewwwwww]] hits ya right in the face.
** Twice in the same series:
born.
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In the prequel ''Pegasus'' ''[[Literature/ToRidePegasus Pegasus]]'' books, Tirla marries Sascha (thirty-something) on her sixteenth birthday, or pretty much the instant she was legally allowed to. Although he hadn't raised her since birth, he had taken on a protective, father-figure role in her life since she was about age twelve.
*** isn't this at least partly because he's a precog, and has a vision of a future in which they're married?
twelve.
4th May '16 12:59:03 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Kinzo had this relationship with his daughter, Beatrice II, because he deluded himself into thinking that she was the reincarnation of her mother and his beloved mistress, Beatrice Castiglioni. Unfortunately for him, she doesn't return his feelings... even though Kinzo has a child with her.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Kinzo had this relationship with his daughter, Beatrice II, because he deluded himself into thinking that she was the reincarnation of her mother and his beloved mistress, Beatrice Castiglioni. Unfortunately for him, she doesn't return his feelings... even though Kinzo has a child with her.]]
17th Apr '16 3:22:50 PM talltalltree
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* In ''Literature/OnlyEverYours'' by Louise O'Neill, women are no longer born naturally; they are artificially engineered in laboratories, and trained to be perfect wives and companions for men. The "Father", the ruler of the Euro-Zone, designates [[spoiler:isabel]] as his future wife from the day of her design. He doesn't raise her himself (since all girls are brought up in the School), but does visit her to groom her for their future marriage, as well as instructing the chastities to shape her into the kind of woman he wants. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted as isabel is DrivenToSuicide rather than face the prospect of living as his wife.]]
9th Apr '16 3:30:39 PM Katsuhagi
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* In a GenderFlip, Mandukhai Khatun adopted a young boy named Batu Mongke and saved his life after an early childhood of illness and neglect and raised him to be her husband, the eventual Dayan Khan. Mandukhai was at least 15 years his senior and had already been married and widowed by the time she adopted him, but by all counts their marriage was a happy one and together they reunited Mongolia.

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* In a GenderFlip, Mandukhai Khatun adopted a young boy named Batu Mongke (said to be the last living descendant of UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan) and saved his life after an early childhood of illness and neglect and raised him to be her husband, the eventual Dayan Khan. Mandukhai was at least 15 years his senior and had already been married and widowed by the time she adopted him, but by all counts their marriage was a happy one and together they reunited Mongolia.
9th Apr '16 3:28:29 PM Katsuhagi
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* In a GenderFlip, Mandukhai Khatun adopted a young boy named Batu Mongke and saved his life after an early childhood of illness and neglect and raised him to be her husband, the eventual Dayan Khan. Mandukhai was at least 15 years his senior and had already been married and widowed by the time she adopted him, but by all counts their marriage was a happy one and together they reunited Mongolia.
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