History PlayingWith / DoorstopBaby

18th Jan '17 6:00:53 AM OddMostOdd
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* '''Exploited''': A villain installs a baby hatch to encourage people to abandon their babies at her place. She then raises them to be her minions, because only people she has indoctrinated from infancy will suit her purposes.

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* '''Exploited''': A villain installs Someone who wants to adopt a baby hatch child attempts to encourage people to abandon their babies at her place. She then raises them to be her minions, because only people she has indoctrinated from infancy will suit her purposes.on their doorstep, not someone else's.
18th Jan '17 5:57:01 AM OddMostOdd
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???A villain installs a baby hatch to encourage people to abandon their babies at her place. She then raises them to be her minions, because only people she has indoctrinated from infancy will suit her purposes.
9th Aug '15 9:31:27 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Exaggerated''': Babies are piled on the doorstep, resulting in a WaveOfBabies when the door is opened.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Babies are piled on the doorstep, resulting in a WaveOfBabies when the door is opened.opened.
** Every doorstep in the neighborhood has an abandoned baby on it, and no one thinks that anything is out of the ordinary.



* '''Justified''': Bob's parents can't afford a baby.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Bob's parents can't afford a baby, and there is no orphanage in town.
** Same as above, except the parents simply don't want a
baby.



* '''Parodied''': The kindly parents take the infant in. The next day, a dozen more babies of different species are waiting for them on the doorstep.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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The kindly parents take the infant in. The next day, a dozen more babies of different species are waiting for them on the doorstep.doorstep.
** Bob's parents celebrate "[[FictionalHoliday National Baby-Swapping Day]]": they leave Bob on another couple's doorstep, and the other couple gives their baby to Bob's parents in the same way.



* '''Invoked''': The father kidnaps the baby and places him on the doorstep.
* '''Exploited''': A [[LawOfInverseFertility desperate, infertile couple]] puts a sign up on their door requesting foundlings.

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
** A [[LawOfInverseFertility desperate, infertile couple]] puts a sign up on their door requesting foundlings.
**
The father kidnaps the baby and places him on the doorstep.
* '''Exploited''': A [[LawOfInverseFertility desperate, infertile couple]] puts a sign up on their door requesting foundlings. ???
21st Dec '14 10:04:44 AM TrickyTroper
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'''Basic Trope''': A baby is abandoned by his mother, who is unable to take care of him, and placed on a doorstep for the owners of the house to raise.

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'''Basic Trope''': A An unwanted baby is abandoned by his mother, who is unable to take care of him, and placed on a doorstep for the owners occupants of the house to raise.



* '''Justified''': The doorstep is a church or orphanage and it is understood in that town that babies left there have been surrendered for adoption.

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* '''Justified''': The doorstep is Bob's parents can't afford a church or orphanage and it is understood in that town that babies left there have been surrendered for adoption.baby.



** Alternately: a mother leaves the baby on her doorstep, in hopes that someone else will take it.
** Alternatively to that: Someone goes door to door asking for unwanted children.
** Or: Becky needs help getting pregnant, so she sits herself down on the nearest doorstep and waits.
* '''Subverted''': Bob's mother leaves him at the doorsteps of his aunt and uncle's home...before they arrive back home, Bob is stolen by a thief.
* '''Double Subverted''': The thief changes his mind and leaves Bob on another doorstep.

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** Alternately: a A mother leaves the baby on her own doorstep, in hopes that someone else will take it.
** Alternatively to that: Someone goes door to door asking for unwanted children.
** Or: Becky needs help getting pregnant, so she sits herself down on the nearest doorstep and waits.
* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Bob's mother leaves him at the doorsteps of his aunt and uncle's home...before they arrive back home, Bob is stolen by a thief.
** The doorstep is a church or orphanage and it is understood in that town that babies left there have been surrendered for adoption.
* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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The thief changes his mind and leaves Bob on another doorstep.doorstep.
** But then another baby is left at the door of a house.



* '''Averted''':
** The baby is put up for adoption the normal way.
** Or the mother just keeps the baby.

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* '''Averted''':
** The baby is put up for adoption the normal way.
** Or the mother just keeps the baby.
'''Averted''': No babies are left on doorsteps.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Anything on the doorstep this morning? Milk? Newspaper? Baby?"

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* '''Lampshaded''': "Anything "What the? I don't remember placing a baby on the doorstep this morning? Milk? Newspaper? Baby?"my doorstep. Someone must have left it here."



* '''Defied''': The mother abandons the child where she knows it will not be discovered.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''':

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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The mother abandons the child where she knows it will not be discovered.
** The baby is put up for adoption the normal way.
** The mother knocks on the door, and hands the baby directly to the couple.
* '''Discussed''': ???
"Anything on the doorstep this morning? Milk? Newspaper? Baby?"
* '''Conversed''': ???
"Why do so many babies get abandoned on this show?" "I guess it's better than [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion killing]] [[InfantImmortality them]]."
* '''Deconstructed''':'''Deconstructed''': The baby is very sick and malnourished.
* '''Reconstructed''': The baby is reared back to health.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The first house has a sign on the door which reads "no babies please". The mother has to stop by twelve more houses before finding one without such a sign.
* '''Played For Drama''':



** Alternatively, the baby is very sick and malnourished.
** Alternatively, the owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The baby is reared back to health.
** The baby escapes the crazed family and finds refuge somewhere else.

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** Alternatively, the baby is very sick and malnourished.
** Alternatively, the
The owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The baby is reared back to health.
** The baby escapes the crazed family and finds refuge somewhere else.
SexSlave.



%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''':
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9th Nov '13 4:20:58 PM Merlock
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???A [[LawOfInverseFertility desperate, infertile couple]] puts a sign up on their door requesting foundlings.
19th Mar '13 1:16:29 PM LadyJafaria
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???The new parents of Bob know they'll be adopting a baby and greet his mother or a social worker at the door with Bob.
12th Jan '13 9:47:51 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The baby dies of exposure.
** Alternatively, the baby is very sick and malnourished.
** Alternatively, the owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.
* '''Reconstructed''': The baby is reared back to health.
** The baby escapes the crazed family and finds refuge somewhere else.



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The baby dies of exposure.
** Alternatively, the baby is very sick and malnourished.
** Alternatively, the owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The baby is reared back to health.
** The baby escapes the crazed family and finds refuge somewhere else.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
4th Jun '12 1:40:05 AM Telcontar
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* '''Inverted''': Bob is an adult and can no longer take care of his aging mother, so he leaves her on someone's doorstep.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Bob is an adult and can no longer take care of his aging mother, so he leaves her on someone's doorstep.



* '''Deconstructed''': The baby dies of exposure.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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The baby dies of exposure.



*** Alternatively, the owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.

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*** ** Alternatively, the owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.



* '''Averted''': The baby is put up for adoption the normal way.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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The baby is put up for adoption the normal way.
8th Oct '11 12:29:21 AM Quilloasa
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Back to DoorstopBaby

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Back Please, kind sir, won't you take this child back with you to DoorstopBabyDoorstopBaby?
23rd Sep '11 12:26:06 PM Chariset
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'''Basic Trope''': A baby is left at a door by his mother who is unable to take care of him for the owners of the house to raise.

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'''Basic Trope''': A baby is left at a door abandoned by his mother mother, who is unable to take care of him him, and placed on a doorstep for the owners of the house to raise.
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