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* [[spoiler: Sari]] from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is this, raised on Earth by a human parent. Its actually a major plot point for the start of the third season.

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** Another TNG episode turns this around: a human boy had been captured and raised by the captain of some aliens who attacked his colony and killed everyone else. The main plot of the episode involved the ''Enterprise'' crew trying to convince both the boy and the aliens that he should be returned to his relatives on Earth. [[spoiler: In the end, they decide that what's best for the boy was to not tear him away from the family and culture he had grown up with.]]
** Some of the Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novels invert this, with human siblings raised by Klingons. One episode of Next Gen was focused on a young man who had been adopted by an enemy of the Federation after surviving a raid (according to the aliens' tradition, a warrior may adopt the child of an enemy if his own has been killed in combat with said enemy). His adoptive father is very loving and proud of his son, and the boy seems not to have suffered any discrimination among his alien brethren based on his race. During his time on the Enterprise, he struggles with deeply repressed memories of his birth parents and their violent deaths, as well as integrating with the very different human social structure (having grown up in a rigid, patriarchal, warrior culture). Strangely enough, Worf has almost no interaction with the boy. Despite the obvious parallels in their circumstances, nobody ever suggests Worf might be able to offer him some perspective or advice on integrating his upbringing and his heritage. In the end, Picard decides it would be wrong to ''force'' the boy to return to the Federation and allows him to go back to his adopted father, but they leave the door open if he ever wants to return or learn more about his human heritage and surviving family.

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** Another TNG episode turns this around: a human boy had been captured and raised by the captain of some aliens who attacked his colony and killed everyone else. The main plot of the episode involved the ''Enterprise'' crew trying to convince both the boy and the aliens that he should be returned to his relatives on Earth. [[spoiler: In the end, they decide that what's best for the boy was to not tear him away from the family and culture he had grown up with.with, but they leave the door open if he ever wants to return or learn more about his human heritage and surviving family.]]
** Some of the Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novels invert this, with human siblings raised by Klingons. One episode of Next Gen was focused on a young man who had been adopted by an enemy of the Federation after surviving a raid (according to the aliens' tradition, a warrior may adopt the child of an enemy if his own has been killed in combat with said enemy). His adoptive father is very loving and proud of his son, and the boy seems not to have suffered any discrimination among his alien brethren based on his race. During his time on the Enterprise, he struggles with deeply repressed memories of his birth parents and their violent deaths, as well as integrating with the very different human social structure (having grown up in a rigid, patriarchal, warrior culture). Strangely enough, Worf has almost no interaction with the boy. Despite the obvious parallels in their circumstances, nobody ever suggests Worf might be able to offer him some perspective or advice on integrating his upbringing and his heritage. In the end, Picard decides it would be wrong to ''force'' the boy to return to the Federation and allows him to go back to his adopted father, but they leave the door open if he ever wants to return or learn more about his human heritage and surviving family.


%% * Franchise/{{Superman}}. And all CaptainErsatz thereof.

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%% * Franchise/{{Superman}}.Franchise/{{Superman}} for being born on Krypton, sent to Earth, and raised by gentle farmers Ma and Pa Kent. And all CaptainErsatz thereof.




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* ComicBook/RomVsTransformersShiningArmor features Stardrive, a GiantMecha from the Cybertronian colony world of Caminus who is aboard a ship attacked by the Galactic Council. Her helpless infant form is quickly rescued by [[KnightInShiningArmor Rom the Space Knight]], sustained by the scientist of his home planet Elonia, and she is raised in Elonian society. The Elonians see her Cybertronian heritage as a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil potential danger to others]] because Elonians are [[PlanetOfHats a unified and peaceful culture]] while their only knowledge on Cybertronians comes from being in the crossfire of the Autobot-Decepticon war (Rom himself doesn't seem to understand that the Transformers are divided into factions ''at all'', and believes them all to have a unified culture of violence and destruction). Stardrive herself becomes a Space Knight in hopes of putting her [[InternalizedCategorism "natural bloodthirst"]] to positive use.


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%% * The protagonist of ''Pathfinder''.''Film/{{Pathfinder}}'' is a Norse child raised by Native Americans, who sides with his adopted family when vikings return and start raiding.




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* ''Film/LittleBigMan'': The title character is a young homesteader whose family is killed by Native Americans, and he is adopted into another tribe. He's later taken back into white society and spends the rest of his life caught between white society and Native American society.
* ''Film/TheEmeraldForest'' is about an American boy who is abducted by an Amazonian tribe and raised by them for ten years before being discovered by his father and brought back to America, where he is completely out of place.

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** Another TNG episode turns this around: a human boy had been captured and raised by the captain of some aliens who attacked his colony and killed everyone else. The main plot of the episode involved the ''Enterprise'' crew trying to convince both the boy and the aliens that he should be returned to his relatives on Earth. [[spoiler: In the end, they decide that what's best for the boy was to not tear him away from the family and culture he had grown up with.]]


** Mention is made of some vorcha raised by asari, who turned out quite well-educated and civilized. They attempted to found a civilized vorcha colony world to become part of the galactic community, but it unfortunately failed within a few generations.

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** Mention is made of some vorcha raised by asari, who turned out quite well-educated and civilized. They attempted to found a civilized vorcha colony world to become part of the galactic community, but it unfortunately failed within a few generations. As a short-lived ExplosiveBreeder race they simply churned out too many children too fast to keep up.


* In ''Fanfic/{{Paradise}}'', Celestia anc Luna were born Earth ponie. The unicorns thought Celestia and Luna are this since they don't believe that the fillies were ever born as Earth ponies. Also, the sisters were technically being raised by natives when they stayed with the Unicorns.

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Paradise}}'', Celestia anc Luna were born Earth ponie. ponies. The unicorns thought Celestia and Luna are were this since they don't didn't believe that the fillies were ever born as Earth ponies. Also, the sisters were technically being raised by natives when they stayed with the Unicorns.


* In ''FanFic/SlyWitsParadise'', the Unicorns thought Celestia and Luna are this since they don't believe that the fillies were ever born as Earth Ponies. Also, the sisters were technically being raised by natives when they stayed with the Unicorns.

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* In ''FanFic/SlyWitsParadise'', the Unicorns ''Fanfic/{{Paradise}}'', Celestia anc Luna were born Earth ponie. The unicorns thought Celestia and Luna are this since they don't believe that the fillies were ever born as Earth Ponies.ponies. Also, the sisters were technically being raised by natives when they stayed with the Unicorns.



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* In the ''Literature/{{Gatling}}'' series, Gatling is an orphan who was raised by Zuni Indians after his parents were killed by Apaches.

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* ''Literature/SpellsSwordsAndStealth'': Gabrielle is the daughter of the local mayor, and has been kidnapped by goblins on a regular basis for her entire life. They only need her as bait for adventurers, so they've never hurt her, but it could take weeks before she was "rescued." Eventually she learned their language, and they taught her how to hunt, track, and provide for the clan. She ended up identifying far more with the goblins than the pampered nobles at home. She still pretended that it was some horrific experience though, which annoys her guard when he finally finds out about it.
-->'''Eric:''' I once stayed up for thirty hours straight to guard her door because we heard goblins were in the area, and she has her own horse she rides away on.


[-[[caption-width-right:250:And after these heartwarming scenes, everyone had some of Mrs. Rozhenko's delicious Klingon Blood Pie.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:250:And after these heartwarming scenes, everyone had some of Mrs. Rozhenko's delicious Klingon Blood Pie.Rokeg blood pie.]]-]



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* Episode "The Discovery" of ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' has a dinosaur girl raised by cavemen who in the show are stand-ins for Native Americans.


* Johnny Reach, the sidekick in the CBS Western action series ''Bearcats!'', was raised by Indians.

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* Johnny Reach, the sidekick in the CBS Western action series ''Bearcats!'', ''Series/{{Bearcats}}'', was raised by Indians.


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* Spike the Dragon in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' was raised as a hatchling by Celestia and Twilight. As an adolescent, he sees the Great Dragon Migration and goes on a quest to learn more about his own kind, where he quickly finds that he prefers to live among ponies. Later episodes further emphasize his pony-like character compared to other dragons, but he forges ties with the Dragon Lord and eventually becomes Equestria's official Friendship Ambassador to the Dragon Lands.

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