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* VillainHasAPoint: For as vilified as Mrs. Corningston is, she has a valid point that, unless you know Frankie personally, all the behavior that the social worker was privy to does point to her being an incredibly emotionally unstable individual, rather than a MamaBear. Sure, she could take the word of Frankie's family, friends, and Mac himself that she's capable of being a good caretaker for the kid, but a social worker has to go on the evidence presented to them. And considering that she's seen Frankie's meltdowns, with one such emotional breakdown being the first time they met, you can't really blame Mrs. Corningston for thinking that Frankie is a danger to herself and others and has no business raising a child.

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* VillainHasAPoint: For as vilified as Mrs. Corningston is, she has a valid point that, unless you know Frankie personally, all the behavior that the social worker was privy to does point to her being an incredibly emotionally unstable individual, rather than a MamaBear. Sure, she could take the word of Frankie's family, friends, and Mac himself that she's capable of being a good caretaker for the kid, but a social worker has to go on the evidence presented to them. And considering that she's seen Frankie's meltdowns, with one such emotional breakdown being the first time they met, you can't really blame Mrs. Corningston for thinking that Frankie is a danger to herself and others and has no business raising a child.child.
* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Lighter example in one of the side stories. Frankie is in hysterics after Bridgette jumped out a window and only lucky timing on Mac's part allowed him to catch her safely. Mac tries to calm her down but fails until he calls her "Mom", which he does so infrequently only one other story in the series features him doing it.


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2556513/1/More-Than-My-Friend More Than My Friend]]'' is a ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' fanfic by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/872008/ Dude13]]. [=Dude13=] also has a series of spinoffs and sequels set after the fanfic.

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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2556513/1/More-Than-My-Friend More Than than My Friend]]'' is a ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' fanfic by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/872008/ Dude13]]. [=Dude13=] also has a series of spinoffs and sequels set after the fanfic.



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* SingleParentsAreUndesirable: Frankie is still in her 20s but has become the guardian of 8-year old Mac after his mother died. One story revolves around Frankie finding it difficult to get a boyfriend because guys balk after hearing about Mac.


** Mac's PrecociousCrush is put on the bench to focus on Frankie's sisterly/motherly relationship with Mac. This is addressed in a later story, when Bloo questions if he still has one a few years after his adoption. He states that he obviously grew out of it, but it leads to come awkward conversations when Bloo thinks he's denying it and shares said theory with the others.

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** Mac's PrecociousCrush is put on the bench to focus on Frankie's sisterly/motherly relationship with Mac. This is addressed in a later story, when Bloo questions if he still has one a few years after his adoption. He states that he obviously grew out of it, but it leads to come some awkward conversations when Bloo thinks he's denying it and shares said theory with the others.



* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: ''Wishing Only Wounds the Heart'' starts with the reveal that [[spoiler:Terrance survived the car crash, having been thrown out of the wreckage, and had spent the past several months as a homeless amnesiac]].

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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: ''Wishing Only Wounds the Heart'' starts with the reveal that [[spoiler:Terrance [[spoiler: Terrance survived the car crash, having been thrown out of the wreckage, and had spent the past several months as a homeless amnesiac]].


* DidNotThinkThisThrough: A particularly dark example occurs when Mac trashes a particularly expensive shipment of pot he was supposed to deliver and mouths off to the dealer; things quickly go downhill and the dealer, Terrence and several of Terrence's druggy friends engage in a "game" that involves [[StuffedIntoATrashcan stuffing Mac inside a trash can]] and then kicking said trash can around. The "fun" only stops [[BigDamnHeroes when]] [[BigBrotherInstinct Frankie]] [[BigDamnHeroes shows up]] and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome beats the crap out of all the teens]].

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: A particularly dark example occurs when Mac trashes a particularly expensive shipment of pot he was supposed to deliver and mouths off to the dealer; things quickly go downhill and the dealer, Terrence and several of Terrence's druggy friends engage in a "game" that involves [[StuffedIntoATrashcan stuffing Mac inside a trash can]] and then kicking said trash can around. The "fun" only stops [[BigDamnHeroes when]] [[BigBrotherInstinct Frankie]] [[BigDamnHeroes shows up]] and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome beats the crap out of all the teens]].teens.


** Mac's PrecociousCrush is put on the bench to focus on Frankie's sisterly relationship with Mac. This is addressed in a later story, when the others question if he still has one following his adoption. He doesn't, but it leads to come awkward conversations when Bloo thinks he's denying it.
** Mac in turns becomes a CoolBigBro for Frankie's daughter Bridgette, so much so that when the little girl finds out Mac is adopted, [[InnocentInaccurate she ends up in hysterics because she thinks that means he'll have to leave.]]

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** Mac's PrecociousCrush is put on the bench to focus on Frankie's sisterly sisterly/motherly relationship with Mac. This is addressed in a later story, when the others question Bloo questions if he still has one following a few years after his adoption. He doesn't, states that he obviously grew out of it, but it leads to come awkward conversations when Bloo thinks he's denying it.
it and shares said theory with the others.
** Mac in turns turn becomes a CoolBigBro for Frankie's daughter Bridgette, so much so that when the little girl finds out Mac is adopted, [[InnocentInaccurate she ends up in hysterics because she thinks that means he'll have to leave.]]

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* MamaBear: Frankie. Full stop.


** Mac's PrecociousCrush is put on the bench to focus on Frankie's sisterly relationship with Mac.

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** Mac's PrecociousCrush is put on the bench to focus on Frankie's sisterly relationship with Mac. This is addressed in a later story, when the others question if he still has one following his adoption. He doesn't, but it leads to come awkward conversations when Bloo thinks he's denying it.


** If you value your life, do ''not'' threaten or harm Mac if there's even a ''chance'' Frankie will find out. [[OCStandIn Kathy]] states in one of the side stories that she would feel safer harming a bear cub in front of a literal MamaBear than doing the same thing with Mac in front of Frankie.

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** If you value your life, do ''not'' threaten or harm Mac if there's even a ''chance'' Frankie will find out. [[OCStandIn Kathy]] states in one of the side stories "Just Admit It" that she would feel safer harming a bear cub in front of a literal MamaBear than doing the same thing with Mac in front of Frankie.



** When Mac shows up a few minutes late for a drug drop in one of the early chapters of "More Than My Friend", Terrence beats him so badly Mac can't sleep comfortably and a later beating after Mac accidentally runs into Frankie after another drug drop leads to him limping so badly he can't hide it.

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** When Mac shows up a few minutes late for a drug drop in one of the early chapters of "More Than My Friend", Terrence beats him so badly Mac can't sleep comfortably and a comfortably. A later beating after Mac accidentally runs into Frankie after another drug drop leads to him limping so badly he can't hide it.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Mac has this reaction not after hurting anyone else physically or emotionally but after trashing a pick up of pot Terrence and some friends had all chipped in to pay for.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Mac has this reaction not after hurting anyone else physically or emotionally emotionally, but after trashing a pick up of pot [[OhCrap Terrence and some friends had all chipped in to pay for.for]].



* VillainHasAPoint: For as vilified as Mrs. Corningston is, she has a valid point that, unless you know Frankie personally, all the behavior that the social worker was privy to does point to her being an incredibly unstable individual, rather than just a MamaBear.

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* VillainHasAPoint: For as vilified as Mrs. Corningston is, she has a valid point that, unless you know Frankie personally, all the behavior that the social worker was privy to does point to her being an incredibly emotionally unstable individual, rather than just a MamaBear.MamaBear. Sure, she could take the word of Frankie's family, friends, and Mac himself that she's capable of being a good caretaker for the kid, but a social worker has to go on the evidence presented to them. And considering that she's seen Frankie's meltdowns, with one such emotional breakdown being the first time they met, you can't really blame Mrs. Corningston for thinking that Frankie is a danger to herself and others and has no business raising a child.


* BerserkButton: If you value your life, do ''not'' threaten or harm Mac if there's even a ''chance'' Frankie will find out. [[OCStandIn Kathy]] states in one of the side stories that she would feel safer harming a bear cub in front of a literal MamaBear than doing the same thing with Mac in front of Frankie.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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If you value your life, do ''not'' threaten or harm Mac if there's even a ''chance'' Frankie will find out. [[OCStandIn Kathy]] states in one of the side stories that she would feel safer harming a bear cub in front of a literal MamaBear than doing the same thing with Mac in front of Frankie.



* CoolBigSis: Mac's PrecociousCrush is put on the bench to focus on Frankie's sisterly relationship with Mac.

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* CoolBigSis: CoolBigSis:
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Mac's PrecociousCrush is put on the bench to focus on Frankie's sisterly relationship with Mac.



* DarkFic: It has a good amount of cursing, violence, and dark subject matter not present in the original cartoon. The multichapter sequels are equally dark with near-death experiences, an AbuseMistake scare and attempts to rip Frankie and Mac away from each other featuring prominently.

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* DarkFic: It has a good amount of cursing, violence, and dark subject matter not present in the original cartoon. The multichapter sequels are equally dark with near-death experiences, an AbuseMistake scare scare, and attempts to rip Frankie and Mac away from each other featuring prominently.



* DisproportionateRetribution: When Mac shows up a few minutes late for a drug drop in one of the early chapters of "More Than My Friend", Terrence beats him so badly Mac can't sleep comfortably and a later beating after Mac accidentally runs into Frankie after another drug drop leads to him limping so badly he can't hide it.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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When Mac shows up a few minutes late for a drug drop in one of the early chapters of "More Than My Friend", Terrence beats him so badly Mac can't sleep comfortably and a later beating after Mac accidentally runs into Frankie after another drug drop leads to him limping so badly he can't hide it.


* TookALevelInJerkass: Terrance was a BigBrotherBully until he began dabbling with drugs. He became even meaner and frequently beats up his little brother.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Terrance was just a BigBrotherBully until he began dabbling with drugs. He became even meaner and frequently beats up his little brother.


* TookALevelInJerkass: Terrance was a BigBrotherBully until he began dabbling with drugs. He became even meaner and frequently beats up his little brother.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Terrance was a BigBrotherBully until he began dabbling with drugs. He became even meaner and frequently beats up his little brother.brother.
* VillainHasAPoint: For as vilified as Mrs. Corningston is, she has a valid point that, unless you know Frankie personally, all the behavior that the social worker was privy to does point to her being an incredibly unstable individual, rather than just a MamaBear.


!!''More Than Just A Friend'' contains examples of:

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!!''More Than Just A My Friend'' contains and related stories contain examples of:


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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: ''Wishing Only Wounds the Heart'' starts with the reveal that [[spoiler:Terrance survived the car crash, having been thrown out of the wreckage, and had spent the past several months as a homeless amnesiac]].


* AgeAppropriateAngst: Mac's response to having (in his own mind) burned his bridges with Frankie, earned the ire of Terrence and his druggie buddies and being hit with the realization that with Frankie mad at him, there's no one to care that Terrence is abusing him is to start sobbing and spend a good while mute, even after [[BigDamnHeroes Frankie comes to his rescue]]. Then after Frankie gets him safely back to Foster's, he breaks out of the silence into hysterical sobs and babbled apologies.

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* AgeAppropriateAngst: Mac's response to having (in his own mind) burned his bridges with Frankie, Frankie and earned the ire of Terrence and his druggie buddies and being hit with the realization that with Frankie mad at him, there's no one to care that Terrence is abusing him is to start sobbing and spend a good while mute, even after [[BigDamnHeroes Frankie comes to his rescue]]. Then after Frankie gets him safely back to Foster's, he breaks out of the silence into hysterical sobs and babbled apologies.


* BrokenPedestal: Kathy had always thought her boss, Mrs. Corningston, was a fantastic social worker who always wants what's best for the kids. Then she sees her berating Frankie for her very personality while calling her a completely incompetent guardian and suddenly every ounce of respect Kathy had for the woman is ''dead''.

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* BrokenPedestal: Kathy had always thought her boss, Mrs. Corningston, was a fantastic social worker who always wants what's best for the kids. Then she sees her berating Frankie for her very personality while calling her a completely incompetent guardian in front of the clearly confused and frightened Mac and Goo and suddenly every ounce of respect Kathy had for the woman is ''dead''.

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