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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'':
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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.
11th Mar '16 2:25:39 AM Loekman3
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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' Masami and Kae Izumi had a baby son, but he died before he turned one year old. Almost at the same time, Masami's cousin and his wife died in a car crash, leaving their own baby son Koushirou behind. Therefore the Izumis took Koushirou in at first to recover from the death of their child, but in the end they loved him like he was their actual biological kid.

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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' Masami and Kae Yoshie Izumi had a baby son, but he died before he turned one year old. Almost at the same time, Masami's cousin and his wife died in a car crash, leaving their own baby son Koushirou behind. Therefore the Izumis took Koushirou in at first to recover from the death of their child, but in the end they loved him like he was their actual biological kid.
28th Jan '16 10:27:49 AM PhantomDusclops92
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* 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.
3rd Jan '16 8:24:55 PM Willbyr
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* ''GameXRush'' features the 'replacement child' type, with [[spoiler: Miyuki's damaged mind believing that Yuuki was her son, Memori... and that anyone who tried to say differently was clearly trying to take Memori from her, and thus should be stabbed until they're dead]].

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* ''GameXRush'' ''Manga/GameXRush'' features the 'replacement child' type, with [[spoiler: Miyuki's damaged mind believing that Yuuki was her son, Memori... and that anyone who tried to say differently was clearly trying to take Memori from her, and thus should be stabbed until they're dead]].
10th Dec '15 7:09:05 AM Pichu-kun
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* Part of the reason Yuuri from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is so attached to Yuki is because she reminds her of [[spoiler:her little sister]]. It was subconscious though, because she forgot about her due to recent events.
28th Sep '15 10:49:05 AM RainFairy
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* [[spoiler:Beluna, one of the maids]] in ''Manga/TheVoynichHotel'' is actually a [[spoiler:simulacrum made by Elena, AKA Lachrymarum. The latter arrived too late to stop the beheading of the original, and used what was left to make the former.]]

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* [[spoiler:Beluna, one of the maids]] in ''Manga/TheVoynichHotel'' is actually a [[spoiler:simulacrum made by Elena, AKA Lachrymarum. The latter Lachrymarum arrived too late to stop the beheading of the original, her middle sister Suspirorum, and for worse Suspirorum's head had already been taken away; she used what was left of the corpse to make the former.Belena.]]
5th Sep '15 7:10:32 PM washi
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* This shows up occasionally in the ''Manga/{{Dolls}}'' 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 ''Manga/{{Dolls}}'' 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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