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Mancubuswaw
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05:52:58 AM Jul 9th 2014
I wonder - should examples where characters were happily adopted in a backstory but we never or barely see it onscreen because their adoptive parents get killed early on go on this page? Like Skywalker twins in Star Wars?
ConnorBible
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01:10:19 PM Sep 11th 2011
Am I the only one who thinks this trope is like... Uber Idealistic? I demand some rock hard cynicism.
Jasonbobdude
02:59:06 PM Feb 20th 2012
It's idealistic by its nature. If the adoptee isn't happy, then it's one of the other adoption tropes.
ConnorBible
06:12:22 PM Jul 11th 2012
Nope, don't see any that fit what I want.
Waterlily
01:47:43 AM Dec 29th 2012
edited by Waterlily
In a way, it could be cynical if the protagonst is the birth parent and they find their child only to find out that they prefer their adopted parents. The Deep End of the Ocean is kind of like that. A three year old boy is kidnapped, his parents finally find him when he's a preteen only to find that he prefers living with the man who raised him (and had nothing to do with the kidnapping).

I don't think this trope is too idealistic. Obviously not all adoptions are like this but a lot of them are.
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