History Main / WonderChild

12th Oct '17 2:52:03 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* There's a Japanese folk tale in which a farmer and his wife raise a baby rabbit as a human; in return, when a tanuki kills the wife (and [[ImAHumanitarian feeds it to the farmer]]), the grown-up rabbit hunts down and kills it out of filial piety. (Almost like ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo''.)

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* There's a Japanese folk tale called "Kachi-kachi Yama/ Fire-Crackle Mountain" in which a farmer and his wife raise a baby rabbit as a human; human/ are good friends with a local rabbit; in return, when a tanuki kills the wife (and [[ImAHumanitarian feeds it to the farmer]]), the grown-up rabbit hunts down and kills it out of filial piety. (Almost like ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo''.)) The name comes from one of the torments the rabbit inflicts on the tanuki: while the tanuki caries tinder on his back, rabbit lights it and explains that the sound is coming from the mountain of the story's name. While Tanuki isn't killed he's badly hurt, just as Rabbit planned.
4th Sep '17 7:33:40 PM Peteman
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* Deconstructed hard in ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'', where the flashbacks show that the Plutonian's (an {{expy}} of the aforementioned Big Blue Boy Scout) many different MuggleFosterParents were utterly afraid of (or at least had no idea how to handle) the wonder child's powers, causing him to be bounced around several different homes. This lack of stability and love leads to Plutonian becoming a desperately LoveHungry person who CantTakeCriticism of any kind.

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* Deconstructed hard in ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'', where the flashbacks show that the Plutonian's (an {{expy}} of the aforementioned Big Blue Boy Scout) many different MuggleFosterParents were utterly afraid of (or at least had no idea how to handle) the wonder child's powers, causing him to be bounced around several different homes. This lack of stability and love leads to Plutonian becoming a desperately LoveHungry person who CantTakeCriticism of any kind.
13th May '17 6:20:44 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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* Guts from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' serves as a much darker example of this trope. Sys, a young woman who had recently miscarried her own child, is grieving her loss and is on the verge of going insane. But when all hope is lost, what does she pass by? Why, a baby! ... that was just born from its mother's dead and hanged corpse! ... [[NauseaFuel Yay!]]

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* Guts from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' serves as a much darker example of this trope. Sys, Shisu, a young woman who had recently miscarried her own child, is grieving her loss and is on the verge of going insane. But when all hope is lost, what does she pass by? Why, a baby! ... that was just born from its mother's dead and hanged corpse! ... [[NauseaFuel Yay!]]
24th Feb '17 10:01:53 AM JoeMerl
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* Naturally, this occurs in Literature/TheBible, with Sarah giving birth to Isaac. Sarah was 90 years old--too old to bear a child, presumably past menopause. But if Yahweh makes a plan that involves the son of Abraham (who is 100) and Sarah founding the Jewish nation, then Sarah will miraculously give birth even though she's past menopause.
** Also in the Bible, Hannah, who vows that she will give her child back to the service of God if she is blessed to have one.
** There's also a couple of times in the Old Testament where God makes a woman, or the women of a nation, infertile for a period of time, and then makes them fertile later on. Usually after some prayer and atonement has occurred.
** In the N.T. we have John the Baptist, and in the NT Apocrypha, the Virgin Mary.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotter,'' the title character's father James was a mild example. WordOfGod says that part of the reason that he was such a JerkAss as a teenager was because he was [[OnlyChildSyndrome an only child]] born when his parents were already getting old [[WizardsLiveLonger even by wizarding standards]], leading him to be a bit spoiled.



* Baby William of ''Series/TheXFiles'' is this. By all accounts, he shouldn't exist, and how he came to be when his mother apparently had no ova was never established. And because he is a Wonder Child and "more human than human", all the bad guys want him.

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* Baby William of ''Series/TheXFiles'' is this. By all accounts, he shouldn't exist, and how he came to be when his mother apparently had no ova was never established. And because he is a Wonder Child and "more human than human", human," all the bad guys want him.


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* Naturally, this occurs in Literature/TheBible, with Sarah giving birth to Isaac. Sarah was 90 years old--too old to bear a child, presumably past menopause. But if Yahweh makes a plan that involves the son of Abraham (who is 100) and Sarah founding the Jewish nation, then Sarah will miraculously give birth even though she's past menopause.
** This also happened with Isaac's own wife, Rebecca, who dealt with infertility before God blessed her with JacobAndEsau. Then Jacob ''also'' had this with his [[{{Polyamory}} favorite wife]], Rachel, who eventually gave birth to Joseph and Benjamin. Though Jacob had ten older sons [[OutnumberedSibling and one daughter]], the Bible specifically says that Rachel's kids were his favorite because they were born later in his life.
** Also in the Bible, Hannah, who vows that she will give her child back to the service of God if she is blessed to have one. She fulfilled this promise with her firstborn, [[BooksOfSamuel the prophet Samuel]], and went on to have [[MassiveNumberedSiblings five kids after him]].
** In the N.T. we have John the Baptist, and in the NT Apocrypha, the Virgin Mary.
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24th Feb '17 9:53:47 AM JoeMerl
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* The movie ''WesternAnimation/JosephKingOfDreams'' had a song titled ''Miracle Child''
* In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', Kala and Kerchak lose their son to Sabor. Tarzan loses his parents to Sabor. Kala and Tarzan both fill the void in each others' lives. It takes Kerchak much longer to accept Tarzan as his son, but he eventually does [[spoiler:right before he dies.]]

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* The movie ''WesternAnimation/JosephKingOfDreams'' had a song titled ''Miracle Child''
Child.'' As per [[TheBible the source material]], he was born to Rachel, who was believed to be barren (though his father, Jacob, already had ten older sons).
* In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', Kala and Kerchak lose their son to Sabor. Tarzan loses his parents to Sabor. Kala and Tarzan both fill the void in each others' lives. It takes Kerchak much longer to accept Tarzan as his son, but he eventually does [[spoiler:right before he dies.]]
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8th Jan '17 4:50:18 PM nombretomado
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* There's a Japanese folk tale in which a farmer and his wife raise a baby rabbit as a human; in return, when a tanuki kills the wife (and [[ImAHumanitarian feeds it to the farmer]]), the grown-up rabbit hunts down and kills it out of filial piety. (Almost like ''UsagiYojimbo''.)

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* There's a Japanese folk tale in which a farmer and his wife raise a baby rabbit as a human; in return, when a tanuki kills the wife (and [[ImAHumanitarian feeds it to the farmer]]), the grown-up rabbit hunts down and kills it out of filial piety. (Almost like ''UsagiYojimbo''.''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo''.)
19th Aug '16 8:41:02 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', Pinocchio is brought to life by the Blue Fairy, to make Geppetto a father.
* In [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon the Disney version]] of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Hercules' adoptive parents have been praying to the gods for a child. When they find the baby Hercules, with the symbol of the gods on a medal around his neck, they naturally assume the gods sent him to them. (He is, of course, actually a god made near-mortal in this version, [[HijackedByJesus dissimilar to the original myth as it is.]])
* Naturally, ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}''.
* The movie ''WesternAnimation/JosephKingOfDreams'' had a song titled ''Miracle Child''
* In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', Kala and Kerchak lose their son to Sabor. Tarzan loses his parents to Sabor. Kala and Tarzan both fill the void in each others' lives. It takes Kerchak much longer to accept Tarzan as his son, but he eventually does [[spoiler:right before he dies.]]

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* In Disney/{{Pinocchio}}, Pinocchio is brought to life by the Blue Fairy, to make Geppetto a father.
* In [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon the Disney version]] of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Hercules' adoptive parents have been praying to the gods for a child. When they find the baby Hercules, with the symbol of the gods on a medal around his neck, they naturally assume the gods sent him to them. (He is, of course, actually a god made near-mortal in this version, [[HijackedByJesus dissimilar to the original myth as it is.]])



* Naturally, ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}''.
* The movie ''WesternAnimation/JosephKingOfDreams'' had a song titled ''Miracle Child''



* In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', Kala and Kerchak lose their son to Sabor. Tarzan loses his parents to Sabor. Kala and Tarzan both fill the void in each others' lives. It takes Kerchak much longer to accept Tarzan as his son, but he eventually does [[spoiler:right before he dies.]]
16th Aug '16 1:39:53 AM KizunaTallis
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* Deconstructed hard in ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'', where the flashbacks show that the Plutonian's (an {{expy}} of the aforementioned Big Blue Boy Scout) many different MuggleFosterParents were utterly afraid of (or at least had no idea how to handle) the wonder child's powers, causing him to be bounced around several different homes. This lack of stability and love leads to Plutonian becoming a desperately LoveHungry person who CantTakeCriticism of any kind.
15th Aug '16 2:02:41 PM CaptEquinox
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** One variant of the story has her weeping in farewell as she ascends, and [[TearJerker her tears become fireflies]].


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* In Russia, this is "The Snow Maiden", who melts at the end of winter, but returns with the first frost.
2nd Jun '16 1:52:59 AM PaulA
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* Creator/TanithLee does a takeoff on this in one of her Flat Earth books. The lady who wants a child has a date with an angel. They kiss, and she is told she'll conceive the next time she and her husband are together; she does, and thereby hangs the tale.

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* Creator/TanithLee does a takeoff on this in one of her Flat Earth ''Literature/TalesFromTheFlatEarth'' books. The lady who wants a child has a date with an angel. They kiss, and she is told she'll conceive the next time she and her husband are together; she does, and thereby hangs the tale.
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