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25th Feb '17 5:41:39 AM JustKnown
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* Cool, kind ClassRepresentative Aya Kurokawa in ''Manga/KanojoNiNaruHi'' is a is a voluntary replacement goldfish for her older sister (also named Aya, albeit written with different Kanji) who was killed in an accident shortly before Aya herself underwent a spontaneous GenderBender. She goes along with it because she loved her sister, is convinced that her sister truly was a much better person, and feels tremendous guilt for jealously wishing her sister ill before she died. Tragically, she's also a StepfordSmiler steeped in self loathing because she remains convinced she's just an imitation of the "real" Aya. She doesn't allow herself any credit for her own actions and firmly believes "The real me is ugly" despite BecomingTheMask.
27th Jan '17 8:31:40 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Honey Kisaragi in ''Anime/CuteyHoney'', a robotic replica [=/=] partial clone of the daughter that Dr. Kisaragi lost. She was specifically told by her father that she was her own person, though.

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* Honey Kisaragi in ''Anime/CuteyHoney'', a robotic replica [=/=] partial clone of the daughter that Dr. Kisaragi lost. She was specifically told by Before dying, however, Dr. Kisaragi reassured her father that she was her own person, though.person and said that he loved her all the same.



** In the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] Majihal creates simulacra of his lost love interest from years ago. Turns out she was alive, but he had become so obsessed with perfecting his ideal android that he refused to accept an average-looking middle-aged woman as the genuine article. Alchemist Shou Tucker is also obsessed with using human transmutation to recreate his lost daughter, whom he "killed" by using as ingredients in a transmutation experiment, which then died. (In addition, this is pretty much ''the'' reason anyone creates homunculi; the ones made for reasons other than replacing dead loved ones are exceptions.)

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** In the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] Majihal creates simulacra of his lost love interest Karin from years ago. Turns out she was alive, had gone missing rather than died, but when she returned he had become so obsessed with perfecting his ideal android that he refused to accept an average-looking middle-aged woman as the genuine article. Alchemist Shou Tucker is also obsessed with using human transmutation to recreate his lost daughter, whom he "killed" by using as ingredients in a transmutation experiment, which then died. (In addition, this is pretty much ''the'' reason anyone creates homunculi; the ones made for reasons other than replacing dead loved ones are exceptions.)



** In one ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Brotherhood]]'' OVA, the Elric brothers encounter a rich couple that lost their daughter and apparently succeeded in transmuting her back, as they see the girl completely healthy, [[spoiler: but it turns out that, unsurprisingly, the transmutation had failed, and the couple lied to the alchemist (who lost his eyes as payment) to make him believe he succeeded, and the girl was, in reality, an orphan they adopted because of her uncanny resemblance to their late daughter.]]

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** In one ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Brotherhood]]'' OVA, the Elric brothers encounter a rich couple that lost their daughter and apparently succeeded in transmuting her back, as they see the girl completely healthy, [[spoiler: but it turns out that, unsurprisingly, the transmutation had failed, and the couple lied to the alchemist (who lost his eyes as payment) to make him believe he succeeded, and the girl was, in reality, an orphan they adopted because of her uncanny resemblance to she was their late daughter.daughter's IdenticalStranger.]]
11th Dec '16 6:22:35 PM Gamermaster
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* Variation: [[spoiler:Fate Testarossa]] from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' was [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror (unknown to her)]] supposed to be a [[CloningBlues replacement]] for Alicia Testarossa, the daughter of Precia Testarossa. Unfortunately, even with Alicia's memories, Fate was not a perfect copy (the Movie mentions that unlike Alicia, she's not left-handed and has different magic potential). In the end, she unwittingly became merely a tool to help Precia resurrect Alicia, while her inability to mimic the original led to much suffering on her part.]]

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* Variation: [[spoiler:Fate Testarossa]] from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' was [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror (unknown to her)]] supposed to be a [[CloningBlues replacement]] for Alicia Testarossa, the daughter of Precia Testarossa. Unfortunately, even with Alicia's memories, Fate was not a perfect copy (the Movie mentions that unlike Alicia, she's not left-handed and has different magic potential). In the end, she unwittingly became merely a tool to help Precia resurrect Alicia, while her inability to mimic the original [[TheWoobie led to much suffering on her part.part]].]]
10th Dec '16 12:27:06 PM sorceressmon9
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** In the CD drama short story "The Birth of Mewtwo," the scientist who was working on Mewtwo was attempting to recreate his daughter at the same time. He was successful only in creating a clone that would live for only a year in a tank.

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** In the CD drama short story "The Birth of Mewtwo," the scientist who was working on Mewtwo was attempting to recreate his daughter at the same time. He was successful only in creating a clone of her that would live for only a year up to four years in a tank.
11th Jul '16 1:28:12 PM Willbyr
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** ''GalaxyExpress999'''s Maetel has a startling resemblance to KidHero Tetsuro's MissingMom. This is not a coincidence...

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** ''GalaxyExpress999'''s ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999'''s Maetel has a startling resemblance to KidHero Tetsuro's MissingMom. This is not a coincidence...
7th Jun '16 7:13:53 PM Doug86
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* A story in ''Manga/MermaidSaga'' has Mana and Yuta meet a woman named Misa [[note]](she was unnamed in the manga, so the ''Mermaid Scar'' OVA came up with the name)[[/note]] and her young son Masato [[spoiler:who turn out to be both immortal and together since WorldWarTwo. Turns out, [[EnfanteTerrible Masato]] isn't Misa's biological child: he became immortal first and offered her a chance to eat the mermaid's flesh and be with him. Misa accepted because her own child died and she saw Masato as a replacement, and now she ''deeply'' regrets it.]]

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* A story in ''Manga/MermaidSaga'' has Mana and Yuta meet a woman named Misa [[note]](she was unnamed in the manga, so the ''Mermaid Scar'' OVA came up with the name)[[/note]] and her young son Masato [[spoiler:who turn out to be both immortal and together since WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Turns out, [[EnfanteTerrible Masato]] isn't Misa's biological child: he became immortal first and offered her a chance to eat the mermaid's flesh and be with him. Misa accepted because her own child died and she saw Masato as a replacement, and now she ''deeply'' regrets it.]]
25th May '16 5:04:42 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An old man in the anime of ''RozenMaiden'' convinced himself the boyish doll Souseiseki was his child, Kazuki.

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* An old man in the anime of ''RozenMaiden'' ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' convinced himself the boyish doll Souseiseki was his child, Kazuki.
15th May '16 7:31:34 PM Gamermaster
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* 'Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':

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* 'Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
6th Apr '16 1:36:05 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', Majihal creates simulacra of his lost love interest from years ago. Turns out she was alive, but he had become so obsessed with perfecting his ideal android that he refused to accept an average-looking middle-aged woman as the genuine article. Alchemist Shou Tucker is also obsessed with using human transmutation to recreate his lost daughter, whom he "killed" by using as ingredients in a transmutation experiment, which then died. (In addition, this is pretty much ''the'' reason anyone creates homunculi; the ones made for reasons other than replacing dead loved ones are exceptions.) There are also two ReplacementGoldfish relationships that complement and parallel each other. The orphaned Elric brothers take on their alchemy teacher Izumi as a mother figure, while Izumi herself had a stillborn child and now accepts the Elrics as surrogate children.
** Considering the result is pretty consistently a [[VGCats pus-oozing, organ pile, sin against God]], you'd think people would learn eventually.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] Majihal creates simulacra of his lost love interest from years ago. Turns out she was alive, but he had become so obsessed with perfecting his ideal android that he refused to accept an average-looking middle-aged woman as the genuine article. Alchemist Shou Tucker is also obsessed with using human transmutation to recreate his lost daughter, whom he "killed" by using as ingredients in a transmutation experiment, which then died. (In addition, this is pretty much ''the'' reason anyone creates homunculi; the ones made for reasons other than replacing dead loved ones are exceptions.) )
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There are also two ReplacementGoldfish relationships that complement and parallel each other. The orphaned Elric brothers take on their alchemy teacher Izumi as a mother figure, while Izumi herself had a stillborn child and now accepts the Elrics as surrogate children.
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children. Considering the result is pretty consistently a [[VGCats pus-oozing, organ pile, sin against God]], you'd think people would learn eventually.



* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' CD drama short story "The Birth of Mewtwo," the scientist who was working on Mewtwo was attempting to recreate his daughter at the same time. He was successful only in creating a clone that would live for only a year in a tank.

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* 'Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' CD drama short story "The Birth of Mewtwo," the scientist who was working on Mewtwo was attempting to recreate his daughter at the same time. He was successful only in creating a clone that would live for only a year in a tank.



* [[spoiler:Shiina]] in ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' gets to be this in a ''very'' strange way in the manga. [[spoiler:She's a replacement for ''herself'' after she is killed by a fighter jet; it's basically the handiwork of her real {{Mon}}, the Earth itself, because she still has to fulfill her role in what will become of the world]].
** Not to mention that [[spoiler:if you believe the theory that Shiina drowned in the very first chapter, the Shiina we see throughout most of the manga is a replacement of ''that'' Shiina]]. And it's possible that there were other examples even before then.

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* [[spoiler:Shiina]] in ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' gets to be this in a ''very'' strange way in the manga. [[spoiler:She's a replacement for ''herself'' after she is killed by a fighter jet; it's basically the handiwork of her real {{Mon}}, the Earth itself, because she still has to fulfill her role in what will become of the world]].
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world]]. Not to mention that [[spoiler:if you believe the theory that Shiina drowned in the very first chapter, the Shiina we see throughout most of the manga is a replacement of ''that'' Shiina]]. And it's possible that there were other examples even before then.



* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Yuki sees Tohru as a replacement mother figure.

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* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** Despite being the same age,
Yuki sees eventually comez to see Tohru as a replacement mother figure.



* This shows up occasionally in the Doll manga series with people trying to use the titular [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Ridiculously Human Robots]] as Replacement Goldfish. In one story, a little boy who is neglected by his mother is given a Doll that looks exactly like her for Christmas. When the boy tells his real mother that it's okay that she ignores him because he doesn't need her any more, she has a HeelRealization -- which might have been the Doll's creator's goal all along. In another story, a woman who lost her son when a Doll accidentally drowned him in the bathtub and formed an anti-Doll terrorist group in response and begins to see the enforcer Doll (that looks like a young boy) that was sent to stop the group as a replacement son. The inventor of the Dolls nearly went through with this after his wife -- who helped invent the Dolls -- succumbed to a neurological disease that left her a listless shadow of her former self. In his grief, he designed a Doll that looked exactly like her and uploaded her memories into the Doll. When the Doll is activated and greets him with his wife's voice, he embraces it in joy -- but stops when the Doll calls him "Master". Coming to his senses, the man devotes himself to taking care of his invalid wife.

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* This shows up occasionally in the Doll ''Doll'' manga series with people trying to use the titular [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Ridiculously Human Robots]] as Replacement Goldfish. In one story, a little boy who is neglected by his mother is given a Doll that looks exactly like her for Christmas. When the boy tells his real mother that it's okay that she ignores him because he doesn't need her any more, she has a HeelRealization -- which might have been the Doll's creator's goal all along. In another story, a woman who lost her son when a Doll accidentally drowned him in the bathtub and formed an anti-Doll terrorist group in response and begins to see the enforcer Doll (that looks like a young boy) that was sent to stop the group as a replacement son. The inventor of the Dolls nearly went through with this after his wife -- who helped invent the Dolls -- succumbed to a neurological disease that left her a listless shadow of her former self. In his grief, he designed a Doll that looked exactly like her and uploaded her memories into the Doll. When the Doll is activated and greets him with his wife's voice, he embraces it in joy -- but stops when the Doll calls him "Master". Coming to his senses, the man devotes himself to taking care of his invalid wife.



* In ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', [[spoiler: Ringo Oginome]] actually ''aims'' to become one of this in regards to [[spoiler: her deceased older sister, Momoka, even when her parents had not asked her for anything by these lines.]] By episode 14, [[spoiler: she has decided to not go through it]].
** [[spoiler: For major irony, however, right as Ringo gives up on the whole deal... it turns out that Momoka's UnluckyChildhoodFriend Yuri Tokikago ''does'' see Ringo as a RG for her, since [[StrongFamilyResemblance she looks and acts almost exactly as Momoka would if she still lived]]. Unfortunately, [[BrokenBird Yuri is so mentally/emotionally broken]] at that point that she drugs Ringo and then gets ready to ''rape'' her. She ultimately doesn't go through it.]]

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* In ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', [[spoiler: Ringo Oginome]] actually ''aims'' to become one of this in regards to [[spoiler: her deceased older sister, Momoka, even when her parents had not asked her for anything by these lines.]] By episode 14, [[spoiler: she has decided to not go through it]].
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it]]. [[spoiler: For major irony, however, right as Ringo gives up on the whole deal... it turns out that Momoka's UnluckyChildhoodFriend Yuri Tokikago ''does'' see Ringo as a RG for her, since [[StrongFamilyResemblance she looks and acts almost exactly as Momoka would if she still lived]]. Unfortunately, [[BrokenBird Yuri is so mentally/emotionally broken]] at that point that she drugs Ringo and then gets ready to ''rape'' her. She ultimately doesn't go through it.]]



* In ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' Jose Croce sees his cyborg Henrietta as one of these to his deceased little sister, Enrica, who he regards as PurityPersonified, and even lets Henrietta wear some of her clothing. Still he teaches Henrietta the violin instead of the harp and treats her respectfully as an individual.

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* In ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'':
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Jose Croce sees his cyborg Henrietta as one of these to his deceased little sister, Enrica, who he regards as PurityPersonified, and even lets Henrietta wear some of her clothing. Still he teaches Henrietta the violin instead of the harp and treats her respectfully as an individual.



* Zeo in ''Manga/{{Beyblade}}''. In the anime, he is a robot replacement to the original Zeo. In the manga, instead, he is Zeo's younger brother Leon who was brainwashed to behave exactly like his dead older brother.

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* Zeo in ''Manga/{{Beyblade}}''.''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''. In the anime, he is a robot replacement to the original Zeo. In the manga, instead, he is Zeo's younger brother Leon who was brainwashed to behave exactly like his dead older brother.
5th Apr '16 1:59:41 PM Willbyr
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* An interesting variation in ''TenchiMuyo'': In the OAV timeline, Sasami's connection to Tsunami began when Sasami, as a toddler, fell from a near-fatal height to the base of Tsunami's tree. Tsunami saved her by combining their lifeforce to heal the little girl; however, Sasami didn't understand and was afraid that she might just be Tsunami's copy of the real girl, and so carried the secret for years for fear of losing her family's love. When it's revealed, however, Tenchi and the other girls didn't exactly care, and Ayeka openly told her that she was still Sasami. Tsunami then confirmed that Sasami was indeed the real one.

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* An interesting variation in ''TenchiMuyo'': ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'': In the OAV timeline, Sasami's connection to Tsunami began when Sasami, as a toddler, fell from a near-fatal height to the base of Tsunami's tree. Tsunami saved her by combining their lifeforce to heal the little girl; however, Sasami didn't understand and was afraid that she might just be Tsunami's copy of the real girl, and so carried the secret for years for fear of losing her family's love. When it's revealed, however, Tenchi and the other girls didn't exactly care, and Ayeka openly told her that she was still Sasami. Tsunami then confirmed that Sasami was indeed the real one.
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