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* A variation is done in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', the Ushiromiya household doesn't actually adopt any, but they do recruit young girls from the local orphanage as servants. Including the (rather bizarre and [[FridgeLogic never explained]]) practice of giving them servant names. This includes [[spoiler: Sayo Yasuda, the bastard child of Kinzo and [[ParentalIncest his own daughter]] Beatrice.]]

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* A variation is done in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''; the Ushiromiya household doesn't actually adopt any, any servants, but they do recruit young girls from the local Fukuin House, an orphanage as servants. Including the (rather bizarre family owns, to work at the mansion as [[{{Meido}} maids]] until they graduate from high school and [[FridgeLogic never explained]]) go off on their own paths in the world. This includes the unusual practice of giving them servant names. This includes [[spoiler: Sayo "servant names" that they all go by while working. Among these servants is [[spoiler:Sayo "Yasu" Yasuda, the bastard child of Kinzo and [[ParentalIncest his own daughter]] Beatrice.]]


* In ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'', Becky is adopted to act as Sara's maid when both of them leave Miss Minchin's school. This was changed in subsequent adaptations (due to ValuesDissonance), and Becky usually becomes an equal-adoptee.

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* In ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'', Becky is adopted to act as Sara's maid when both of them leave Miss Minchin's school.school, though it's implied Becky will be more of a companion than servant to Sara. This was changed in subsequent adaptations (due to ValuesDissonance), and Becky usually becomes an equal-adoptee.

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* As a foal, Trixie in ''Fanfic/KindnesssReward'' was adopted by a mare who wanted her as a maid instead of a daughter.

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* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', Giovanni states that when he was a 12-year-old StreetUrchin living in Judoh's slum area (either with no parent or guardian, or with one too apathetic to care about him) he was taken in by Clair's father, to be a friend and bodyguard to Clair.


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* In ''Literature/TheRedTent'', it's mentioned that Zilpah and Bilhah, Leah and Rachel's servants and {{Chosen Conception Partner}}s in [[Literature/TheBible the source material]], were also Leah and Rachel's half-sisters (from their father's many failed attempts to have sons). Apparently, because they're the daughters of Laban's concubines (as opposed to his legal wife), they're considered "[[HeroicBastard illegitimate]]" and treated as servants by him and by Jacob. (Rachel and Leah, however, don't think of them this way, and they bear Gad, Asher, Dan, and Naphtali as favors to Rachel and Leah, not as something they're forced to do.)


* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Serpico was the bastard son of a noble and a maid, who spent his childhood living in poverty and taking care of his now delusional and invalid mother. Before he turned ten, his life changed when a noble girl named Farnese de Vandimion found him lying in the street after a beating from neighborhood bullies and took him back to her family's mansion for treatment, demanding that he become her personal page in exchange. Serpico turned out to be the only servant in the household who could put up with Farnese's abuse and erratic behavior, recognizing how her issues were caused by ParentalNeglect. Later, [[spoiler:Farnese's father Federico happened to recognize the locket around Serpico's neck as the one he gave to Serpico's mother, meaning that Serpico was Federico's illegitimate child as well as Farnese's half-brother. On this occasion Federico explained that he could not let Serpico take the Vandimion name when there were already three sons vying to become the next head of the family, but in exchange for Serpico's silence and continued service to Farnese he granted Serpico a noble title and appropriate stipend.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Serpico was the bastard son of a noble and a maid, who spent his childhood living in poverty and taking care of his now delusional and invalid mother. Before he turned ten, his life changed when a noble girl named Farnese de Vandimion found him lying in the street after a beating from neighborhood bullies and took him back to her family's mansion for treatment, demanding that he become her personal page in exchange. Serpico turned out to be the only servant in the household who could put up with Farnese's abuse and erratic behavior, recognizing how her issues were caused by ParentalNeglect. Later, [[spoiler:Farnese's father Federico happened to recognize the locket around Serpico's neck as the one he gave to Serpico's mother, meaning that Serpico was Federico's illegitimate child as well as Farnese's older half-brother. On this occasion Federico explained that he could not let Serpico take the Vandimion name when there were already three sons vying to become the next head of the family, but in exchange for Serpico's silence and continued service to Farnese he granted Serpico a noble title and appropriate stipend.]]


* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Serpico was the bastard son of a noble and a maid, who spent the first part of his childhood living in poverty and taking care of his now delusional and invalid mother. That changed when a noble girl named Farnese de Vandimion found him lying in the street after a beating from neighborhood bullies and took him back to her family's mansion for treatment, demanding that he become her servant in exchange. Serpico turned out to be the only servant in the household who could put up with Farnese's abuse and erratic behavior, recognizing how her issues were caused by ParentalNeglect. Later, Farnese's father Federico happened to recognize the locket around Serpico's neck as the one he gave to Serpico's mother, meaning that Serpico was Federico's illegitimate child as well as Farnese's half-brother. On this occasion Federico explained that he could not afford to recognize Serpico as his son since he already had three legitimate sons vying over his estate, but he granted Serpico a noble title and asked him to continue looking after Farnese.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Serpico was the bastard son of a noble and a maid, who spent the first part of his childhood living in poverty and taking care of his now delusional and invalid mother. That Before he turned ten, his life changed when a noble girl named Farnese de Vandimion found him lying in the street after a beating from neighborhood bullies and took him back to her family's mansion for treatment, demanding that he become her servant personal page in exchange. Serpico turned out to be the only servant in the household who could put up with Farnese's abuse and erratic behavior, recognizing how her issues were caused by ParentalNeglect. Later, Farnese's [[spoiler:Farnese's father Federico happened to recognize the locket around Serpico's neck as the one he gave to Serpico's mother, meaning that Serpico was Federico's illegitimate child as well as Farnese's half-brother. On this occasion Federico explained that he could not afford to recognize let Serpico as his son since he take the Vandimion name when there were already had three legitimate sons vying over his estate, to become the next head of the family, but in exchange for Serpico's silence and continued service to Farnese he granted Serpico a noble title and asked him to continue looking after Farnese.appropriate stipend.]]


* In ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'', Aoi Sakuraba's parents, adopted Miyabi Kagurazaki after Miyabi's parents, who worked for the Sakurabas, died in a car accident, resulting in Miyabi coming to serve the family. [[spoiler:In the ending of the manga, Miyabi is officially adopted, taking on the servant name and calling her former master and mistress "Father" and "Mother."]]

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* In ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'', Aoi Sakuraba's parents, adopted parents took Miyabi Kagurazaki into their household after Miyabi's parents, who worked for the Sakurabas, died in a car accident, resulting in accident. Miyabi coming to serve grew up serving the family. family, mainly as Aoi's guardian. [[spoiler:In the ending of the manga, Miyabi is Aoi's parents officially adopted, taking adopt Miyabi as their daughter and heiress after Aoi renounces her Sakuraba name to be with Kaoru. From then on Miyabi bears the servant Sakuraba name and calling calls her former master and mistress "Father" and "Mother."]]


* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Serpico is the bastard son of a noble and a maid. When the father recognizes him, Serpico becomes the dedicated manservant to his half-sister Farnese due to her difficult character. Of the noble's three (known) children, it becomes quickly apparent Serpico [[InadequateInheritor would be the best suited as his heir]], if it weren't for the legitimacy issues.
* A variant pops up in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Kallen is half-Japanese and half-Britannian. Her biological mother works as a servant for her father and step-mother so that she can stay close to her daughter.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Serpico is was the bastard son of a noble and a maid. When maid, who spent the father recognizes him, first part of his childhood living in poverty and taking care of his now delusional and invalid mother. That changed when a noble girl named Farnese de Vandimion found him lying in the street after a beating from neighborhood bullies and took him back to her family's mansion for treatment, demanding that he become her servant in exchange. Serpico becomes turned out to be the dedicated manservant to his half-sister Farnese due to only servant in the household who could put up with Farnese's abuse and erratic behavior, recognizing how her difficult character. Of issues were caused by ParentalNeglect. Later, Farnese's father Federico happened to recognize the noble's three (known) children, it becomes quickly apparent locket around Serpico's neck as the one he gave to Serpico's mother, meaning that Serpico [[InadequateInheritor would be the best suited was Federico's illegitimate child as well as Farnese's half-brother. On this occasion Federico explained that he could not afford to recognize Serpico as his heir]], if it weren't for the legitimacy issues.
son since he already had three legitimate sons vying over his estate, but he granted Serpico a noble title and asked him to continue looking after Farnese.
* A variant pops up in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Kallen is half-Japanese and half-Britannian. Her Japanese biological mother works as a servant maidservant for her Britannian father and step-mother so step-mother; Kallen always thought that she can stay her mother was weak for remaining devoted to the man who treated her so poorly, but eventually Kallen realizes that the real reason her mother continued to work in that house was to remain close to her daughter.


* In ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair'', Peko Pekoyama was adopted by Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu's {{Yakuza}} family, and raised to serve him as a bodyguard and "tool," an expendable extension of his will.

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* In ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair'', Peko Pekoyama [[spoiler:Peko Pekoyama]] was adopted by Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu's {{Yakuza}} family, and raised to serve him as a bodyguard and "tool," an expendable extension of his will.


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legal--[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney not that it needs to be]].]]





* The ShowWithinAShow ''Lil' Butler'' from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a DomCom about a wealthy family who find a DoorstopBaby who ends up becoming their butler.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E43MaximumCapacity "Maximum Capacity"]] introduces ShowWithinAShow ''Lil' Butler'' from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is ''Li'l Butler'', a DomCom about a wealthy family who find a DoorstopBaby who ends up becoming their butler.


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* In ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'', Aoi Sakuraba's parents, adopted Miyabi Kagurazaki after Miyabi's parents, who worked for the Sakurabas, died in a car accident, resulting in Miyabi coming to serve the family. [[spoiler:In the ending of the manga, Miyabi is officially adopted, taking on the servant name and calling her former master and mistress "Father" and "Mother."]]


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* In ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair'', Peko Pekoyama was adopted by Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu's {{Yakuza}} family, and raised to serve him as a bodyguard and "tool," an expendable extension of his will.

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* ''Literature/PatienceAndSarah'': Patience laments that her sister-in-law Martha "longs for a real servant, an orphan maybe, that she could beat and that had no place to go". Her husband won't get her one.

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* In ''Anime/MyDaddyLongLegs'', around the same time Judy gets into high school, a boy named Tommy is being adopted by a middle-aged couple that own a farm. Sadie, another orphan resentful of the fact she ''cannot'' go to high school, tells Tommy the couple in question only intend to use him for work. They have good intentions, and genuinely want a son.

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