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* It is revealed in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel IV'' that [[spoiler:Lianne Sandlot has always treated [[TheHero Rean]] as her son who she watched from afar since Rean's biological father is the reincarnation of the legendary hero Dreichels, who is also Lianne's LoveInterest.]]



* It is revealed in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel IV'' that [[spoiler:Lianne Sandlot has always treated [[TheHero Rean]] as her son who she watched from afar since Rean's biological father is the reincarnation of the legendary hero Dreichels, who is also Lianne's LoveInterest.]]

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* It is revealed in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel IV'' that [[spoiler:Lianne Sandlot has always treated [[TheHero Rean]] as her son who she watched from afar since Rean's biological father is the reincarnation of the legendary hero Dreichels, who is also Lianne's LoveInterest.]]


* Carlisle feels this way about the members of his coven in ''{{Twilight}}'' (with the obvious exception of his wife Esme), and especially towards Edward.

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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': Carlisle feels this way about the members of his coven in ''{{Twilight}}'' (with the obvious exception of his wife Esme), and especially towards Edward.



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* It is revealed in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel IV'' that [[spoiler:Lianne Sandlot has always treated [[TheHero Rean]] as her son who she watched from afar since Rean's biological father is the reincarnation of the legendary hero Dreichels, who is also Lianne's LoveInterest.]]


* ''Anime/DragonBall'' [[LovableSexManiac Master Roshi]] at his best non-perverted moments is like a grandfather to Dragonball gang especially when compared to abuse Tien and Chiaotzu suffered at the hands of Master Shen and Tao.
* In the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' anime, when [[AntiHero Piccolo]] [[spoiler: gives his life to save Gohan]], he refers to him as "the son he never had."

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* ''Anime/DragonBall'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** ''Manga/DragonBall'':
[[LovableSexManiac Master Roshi]] at his best non-perverted moments is like a grandfather to Dragonball gang especially when compared to abuse Tien and Chiaotzu suffered at the hands of Master Shen and Tao.
* ** In the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' anime, when [[AntiHero Piccolo]] [[spoiler: gives his life to save Gohan]], he refers to him as "the son he never had."



** Uub sees Goku in this light, Goku even gives him the Flying Nimbus at the end of manga.

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** Uub sees Goku in this light, light in ''Anime/DragonBallGT''; Goku even gives him the Flying Nimbus at the end of manga.



* ''Anime/OnePiece'' there are loads

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* ''Anime/OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' there are loads

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** Bruce himself treats the various Robins like this.

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* In ''Videogame/FarCry4'', as the son of his former lover Pagan Min sees Ajay Ghale in this light, even despite the fact that his father was the founder of the local resistance movement [[spoiler:and the man who killed his actual daughter]]. Despite the fact that Ajay ends up tearing through the entirety of Kyrat and dismantling his empire when confronted at the end Pagan is still willing to help him settle his personal affairs [[spoiler:and pronounce him the new ruler of Kyrat]].


* In several MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic stories, [[BigGood Princess Celestia]] and [[TheHeroine Twilight Sparkle]] are often portrayed as having a mother/daughter relationship. An alternate example would be when Twilight and Spike (whom she did technically hatch) have a mother/son relationship. Notable Examples: (All of which can be found on [[https://www.fimfiction.net/ FIMFiction.net]])
** Fanfic/PostNuptials
** Fanfic/TheAssassinationOfTwilightSparkle
** ''Halycon Hearts''
** ''Cry For Eternity''
** ''Old Traditions''
** ''Twilit Blood Pact''
** ''Celestia's Mourning''
** ''In My Life''
** ''A Candle to the Sun''

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* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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In several MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic many stories, [[BigGood Princess Celestia]] and [[TheHeroine Twilight Sparkle]] are often portrayed as having a mother/daughter relationship. An alternate example would be when Twilight and Spike (whom she did technically hatch) have a mother/son relationship. Notable Examples: (All of which can be found on [[https://www.fimfiction.net/ FIMFiction.net]])
** Fanfic/PostNuptials
** Fanfic/TheAssassinationOfTwilightSparkle
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*** ''Fanfic/PostNuptials''
*** ''Fanfic/TheAssassinationOfTwilightSparkle''
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''Halycon Hearts''
** *** ''Cry For Eternity''
** *** ''Old Traditions''
** *** ''Twilit Blood Pact''
** *** ''Celestia's Mourning''
** *** ''In My Life''
** *** ''A Candle to the Sun''Sun''
** ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:'' Fittingly considering who has their roles in canon, this is Trixie and Princess Luna's relationship. Albeit in the dysfunctional rebellious teenager wanting space sort of way.
** Do to shows ambiguity over their relationship, [[HyperCompetentSidekick Spike the Dragon]] is often treated as like a son to Twilight.



* ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:'' Per the universes' creator, this is Trixie and Princess Luna's relationship. Albeit in the dysfunctional rebellious teenager wanting space sort of way.

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-->'''Fujiwara:''' I raised that boy.


* ''VideoGame/SpiderManPS4'': Otto Octavius clearly sees Peter as a surrogate son figure and even [[spoiler:throws this fact in his face after he goes insane and becomes Dr. Octopus. For his part, Peter saw Otto as a mentor and father figure, and is left devastated by his descent into villainy.]]



* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'', Kane seems to think of Mike Chilton as this when he worked for him and was rather upset by his MookFaceTurn. He outright says this during the finale [[spoiler:before throwing him off a building dozens of stories tall]].

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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'', Kane seems to think of saw Mike Chilton as this like a son, back when he Mike worked for him him, and hoped that he would be Kane’s successor. He was rather deeply upset by his MookFaceTurn. He Mike’s MookFaceTurn and outright says this during the finale [[spoiler:before throwing him off a building dozens of stories tall]].


''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': When Larry leaves on his sabbatical in Season 6, he leaves a large amount of his work scribbled on a wall with a note that translates to "All to son". Everyone immediately knows he's referring to Charlie.

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* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': When Larry leaves on his sabbatical in Season 6, he leaves a large amount of his work scribbled on a wall with a note that translates to "All to son". Everyone immediately knows he's referring to Charlie.

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''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': When Larry leaves on his sabbatical in Season 6, he leaves a large amount of his work scribbled on a wall with a note that translates to "All to son". Everyone immediately knows he's referring to Charlie.

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* In ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Kobayashi develops this kind of relationship with Kanna in spite of being centuries younger than the diminutive girl dragon. In formal terms, she's Kanna's legal guardian, and to simplify things, she's Kanna's mom to their friends and acquaintances.

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* In ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', Josh's boss, Helen, is really affectionate towards Drake. She at one point says she feels this way towards him.
--> '''Helen:''' Drake Parker, I love you like the son I never wanted.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants'' episode "Frankendoodle", Spongebob says this about his creation, Doodlebob.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Frankendoodle", Spongebob says this about his creation, Doodlebob.Doodlebob.
** Despite being an employer, Mr. Krabs has said this about [=SpongeBob=]. In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', Mr. Krabs is heartbroken when it seems like [=SpongeBob=] has betrayed him for Plankton.
--> '''Mr. Krabs:''' [=SpongeBob=]! Oh, you were like an underpaid son to me.

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:''
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2:'' It becomes apparent that Yondu really considered Peter Quill to be his son. He even tells Peter that he was more his father than his biological one was.
--->'''Yondu:''' He may have been your father, boy, but he wasn't your daddy.
** ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' and ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar:'' Tony Stark views Peter Parker as this and whenever he berates him, it is because he is worried sick about losing him one day, while Peter looks up to Tony as a father figure who mentors him in the way of a superhero.

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