Playing With: Has Two Mommies

Basic Trope: A character in a story has same-sex parents.
  • Straight:
  • Exaggerated:
    • Heather, Alice, Bob, Carol, Dave, and Ethan each have two mommies.
    • Heather has 23 mommies.
  • Downplayed:
    • Heather's mommies are introduced separately, and no one in-universe finds it worthy of comment, so the reader needs to pay attention to even realize this trope is in effect.
    • Heather has one biological mother and another god-mother.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • It seems that Heather has two mommies, but one of them is actually Heather's dad. He is a Wholesome Crossdresser.
    • One of the mommies is actually her aunt who lives with Heather and her mother.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...but Heather's biological father is a Transsexual, and Heather's biological mother is a lesbian who married that "man" knowing (and accepting) her for who she is.
    • Heather refers to her aunt as one of her mothers because she has been living with Heather's mother since Heather herself was born.
  • Parodied:
    • Absolutely every named character in the story has either two mommies or two daddies, even the Innocent Bystanders.
    • Heather has two mommies, four grandmas, a big sister, and will have a sister-in-law soon. Currently Heather is dating Irma who has two daddies.
    • Heather has two mommies and two daddies. It's... complicated.
  • Zig Zagged: The other characters never get to see who Heather's rumored "two mommies" are. Heather never clarifies whether she really has two mommies.
  • Averted: Everyone in the story has exactly one dad and one mom each.
  • Enforced: "Let's make our show appealing to the LGBTQ folks!"
  • Lampshaded: "I saw both of Heather's moms visit the school the other day!"
  • Invoked: "Linda?" "Yes, Rachel?" "Let's have kids."
  • Exploited: Heather's one mommy marries another woman for whatever reason (emotional support, dual incomes, etc)
  • Defied: "Linda?" "Yes, Rachel?" "Let's never have kids, our lives are great the way they are."
  • Discussed: "Heather has two mommies? Squee!"
  • Conversed: "You can tell this show's progressive — that Heather girl has two mommies."
  • Implied: When we finally see inside Heather's house, there are two adult women present but no man. It's never stated exactly how these women relate to Heather, but they both act quite motherly towards her.
  • Deconstructed:
    • People often look at Heather funny because she has two mommies and this is considered odd.
    • Heather faces bullying at school because she has two mommies.
    • Heather was donor-conceived and suffers because she doesn't know who her biological father is.
  • Reconstructed:
    • People often look at Heather funny because she has two mommies who are Amazingly Embarrassing Parents, just like the M/F parents.
    • Heather faces bullying at school because some kids are Jerkasses looking for something to make fun of.
    • Heather joins the gay-straight alliance to defend her parents.
    • Heather was conceived with a known donor and will be able to know his identity once she's old enough.
  • Played For Laughs: One of Heather's moms is a female Bumbling Dad. The other is more down-to-Earth.
  • Played For Drama:
    • Heather's moms' struggle to gain acceptance in society greatly affects Heather's life. The plot focuses on Heather growing strong and accepting who her mommies are.
    • Heather studies/finds a job in a place more accepting about her upbringing, and make friends who don't care for it.

Let's go back to Has Two Mommies, Nanoha-mama and Fate-mama.