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* In ''Series/BaalVeer'', the eponymous character is a boy with the power of the fairies from Fairy Lok. He lives undercover as Ballu, the adopted son of the Daglis.

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* ''Fanfic/TheDogfather'' is a ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' WhatIf fic where an infant Harry is placed in foster services and HappilyAdopted to a Muggle couple, whose positive influence and close ongoing interest in his Hogwarts life cause [[ForWantOfANail major changes]] to the plot of the books. Harry corrects anyone who calls him Harry Potter and, much less politely, anyone who implies that the [=MacIntyres=] are anything less than his real parents.


* This is played with in ''Fanfic/NeitherABirdNorAPlaneItsDeku''. Inko and Hisashi Midoriya both possess a Quirk, a natural superpower possessed by 80% of the population, but that makes them "normal" in a world where 90% of people have superpowers. They also become the loving foster parents of their wayward Kryptonian son Izuku, raising him into an {{Adorkable}} Hero FanBoy with a heart of gold and a desire to save others like his idol, All Might. [[spoiler:Then it's subverted when Hisashi is revealed to be one half of Firestorm.]]

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* This is played with in ''Fanfic/NeitherABirdNorAPlaneItsDeku''. Inko and Hisashi Midoriya both possess a Quirk, a natural superpower possessed by 80% of the population, but that makes them "normal" in a world where 90% of people have superpowers. They also become the loving foster parents of their wayward Kryptonian son Izuku, raising him into an {{Adorkable}} a Hero FanBoy with a heart of gold and a desire to save others like his idol, All Might. [[spoiler:Then it's subverted when Hisashi is revealed to be one half of Firestorm.]]


* Goku of ''Anime/DragonballZ'' was found as a baby and raised by a human CoolOldGuy named Son Gohan. He thought of himself as one until his long-lost brother told him of his alien origins.

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* Goku of ''Anime/DragonballZ'' was found as a baby and raised by a human CoolOldGuy named Son Gohan. He thought of himself as one until his long-lost brother told him of his alien origins.origins and how he was sent to Earth on a mission to destroy humanity and take over the planet to sell for profits.


* {{WesternAnimation/Anastasia}}, who lived in an orphanage before discovering her real heritage.


* In the [[{{Disneyfication}} Disney Version]] of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' the protagonist has these, a la Superman. In this version the reason Hercules is a Demi-God is because he was Zeus and Hera's son but was fed a 'mortal potion' as a baby but didn't complete it allowing him to retain his strength. In the original tale, it was because Zeus had sex with a mortal woman -- and for this main reason, Herc's main nemesis in the original myths was ''Hera'', not Hades.

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* In the [[{{Disneyfication}} Disney Version]] version]] of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' the protagonist has these, a la Superman. In this version the reason Hercules is a Demi-God is because he was Zeus and Hera's son but was fed a 'mortal potion' as a baby but didn't complete it allowing him to retain his strength. In the original tale, it was because Zeus had sex with a mortal woman -- and for this main reason, Herc's main nemesis in the original myths was ''Hera'', not Hades.


* Horribly subverted in ''Film/BrightBurn'', where Brandon is raised by the well meaning couple that found him in his alien spaceship, but after he realizes that there is literally nothing anyone can do to stop him, [[BewareTheSuperman he decides to use his superpowers murder and destroy.]]

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* Horribly subverted in A horrifying variation is seen ''Film/BrightBurn'', where Brandon is raised by the well meaning couple that found him in his alien spaceship, but after he realizes that there is literally nothing anyone can do to stop him, [[BewareTheSuperman he decides to use his superpowers murder and destroy.]]

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* Horribly subverted in ''Film/BrightBurn'', where Brandon is raised by the well meaning couple that found him in his alien spaceship, but after he realizes that there is literally nothing anyone can do to stop him, [[BewareTheSuperman he decides to use his superpowers murder and destroy.]]

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* ''ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld'': The Winstons are the normal human foster parents of "Amy", who is actually the magical princess Amethyst.

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* ''Fanfic/WorldsApartMLP'': Lunarstar is the only known magical pony in the world. She's adopted by normal ponies and raised as an Earth pony.


* In ''Literature/TheSanguineChronicles'', Marko is raised by distant relatives ([[ParentalAbandonment he doesn't know who his father is, and his mom is dead]])). They know ''exactly'' what he is, and help him cope.

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* In ''Literature/TheSanguineChronicles'', Marko is raised by distant relatives ([[ParentalAbandonment he doesn't know who his father is, and his mom is dead]])).dead]]). They know ''exactly'' what he is, and help him cope.


** And, of course, the usual example of Clark and the Kent family, and Harry and the Dursleys (at first).
** [[spoiler: It turns out that Clint Barton's mother had a case of this, being the daughter of Minerva [=McGonagall=] and Bucky Barnes, and winding up being raised by the parents of a certain Jonathan Kent.]]

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** And, of course, the usual example examples of Clark and the Kent family, and Harry and the Dursleys (at first).
first). Needless to say, one is considerably more positive than the other.
** [[spoiler: It turns out that Clint Barton's mother had a case of this, being the daughter of Minerva [=McGonagall=] and Bucky Barnes, and winding up being raised by the parents of a certain Jonathan Kent.]]


** Averted in ''Anime/MahouTsukaiChappy'': Chappy's parents actually go to fetch their daughter after she leaves the MagicalLand, but end up staying on Earth.
** Also averted in ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'': Sally's parents do watch over her but they stay in Astoria almost all of the time since they're the RulingCouple there, while she lives and trains on Earth. Sally's friends and teachers believe that they work abroad, and a whole episode of the 1989's series is dedicated to her trying to make up an excuse when her teacher says he'll go to her house...

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** Averted Subverted in ''Anime/MahouTsukaiChappy'': Chappy's parents actually go to fetch their daughter after she leaves the MagicalLand, but end up staying on Earth.
** Also averted subverted in ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'': Sally's parents do watch over her but they stay in Astoria almost all of the time since they're the RulingCouple there, while she lives and trains on Earth. Sally's friends and teachers believe that they work abroad, and a whole episode of the 1989's series is dedicated to her trying to make up an excuse when her teacher says he'll go to her house...



** In an aversion of this trope, Hermione and all [[MageBornOfMuggles muggle-borns]] are naturally-gifted humans born to parents who are unaware of magic. Their extended families are presumably unaware of magic as well. It's mentioned a few times on how Hermione has to help her parents with magical-related things, including wizard money. It's also implied that [[spoiler: there was probably a wizard somewhere on the family tree]]; see ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard''.

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** In an aversion example of this trope, Hermione and all [[MageBornOfMuggles muggle-borns]] are naturally-gifted humans born to parents who are unaware of magic. Their extended families are presumably unaware of magic as well. It's mentioned a few times on how Hermione has to help her parents with magical-related things, including wizard money. It's also implied that [[spoiler: there was probably a wizard somewhere on the family tree]]; see ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard''.


** In an aversion of this trope, Hermione and all muggle-borns are naturally-gifted humans born to parents who are unaware of magic. Their extended families are presumably unaware of magic as well. It's mentioned a few times on how Hermione has to help her parents with magical-related things, including wizard money. It's also implied that [[spoiler: there was probably a wizard somewhere on the family tree]]; see ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard''.
** The opposite of this is [[MuggleBornOfMages the Squibs]]: they're unmagical humans born to magical families and are usually looked upon with disdain or at least pity. Filch is presumably mean to his students because he is jealous and bitter. An advertisement for a product that teaches magic to Squibs is presented like a Hollywood diet pill, including testimonials. It doesn't work, of course. However, Squibs do serve as excellent (if eccentric) informants, witnesses, and spies for wizards amidst Muggles.

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** In an aversion of this trope, Hermione and all muggle-borns [[MageBornOfMuggles muggle-borns]] are naturally-gifted humans born to parents who are unaware of magic. Their extended families are presumably unaware of magic as well. It's mentioned a few times on how Hermione has to help her parents with magical-related things, including wizard money. It's also implied that [[spoiler: there was probably a wizard somewhere on the family tree]]; see ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard''.
** The opposite of this is [[MuggleBornOfMages the Squibs]]: they're unmagical humans born to magical families and are usually looked upon with disdain or at least pity. Filch is presumably mean to his students because he is jealous and bitter. An advertisement for a product that teaches magic to Squibs is presented like a Hollywood diet pill, including testimonials. It doesn't work, of course. However, Squibs do serve as excellent (if eccentric) informants, witnesses, and spies for wizards amidst Muggles. The leading explanation for the origin of muggle-borns is that they are descended from squibs who integrated into muggle society.

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