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* Kristoff from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' was raised by rock trolls far away from Arendalle.

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* Kristoff from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' was raised by rock trolls far away from Arendalle.Arendelle.



* Will Ferrel plays Buddy the Elf in ''Film/{{Elf}}'', a human who accidentally crawled into SantaClaus' toy sack and ended up in the North Pole! Don't worry though, one of the friendly elves takes in the baby to raise him.

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* Will Ferrel plays Buddy the Elf in ''Film/{{Elf}}'', a human who accidentally crawled into SantaClaus' toy sack and ended up in the North Pole! Don't worry though, one Pole. One of the friendly elves takes in the baby to raise him.


* Happens offscreen in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'': While Piotr Rasputin was abducted by [[spoiler:the Red Room]], his younger sister was spirited away in the Nevernever (the world of [[TheFairFolk the Fae]]). Since [[YearInsideHourOutside time passes faster there]], when Piotr finally found her, she was already a grown woman with a bad case of BlueAndOrangeMorality who didn't recognize him anymore.

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* Happens offscreen in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'': While Piotr Rasputin was abducted coerced by [[spoiler:the the Red Room]], Room into working for them, his younger sister - previously abducted by the Red Room as leverage - was spirited away in the Nevernever (the world of [[TheFairFolk the Fae]]). Since [[YearInsideHourOutside time passes faster there]], when Piotr finally found her, she was already a grown woman with a bad case of BlueAndOrangeMorality who didn't recognize really recognise him anymore.

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* On ''Series/TheGates'', vampire couple Claire and Dylan Radcliff have a human daughter, Emily, who's adopted. [[spoiler:Her birth parents were killed by Claire and Dylan when she was a baby.]]


* ''Anime/TheBoyAndTheBeast'': Well, a humanoid bear with some help from a pig and a monkey, but still. [[spoiler:It turns out that Ichirouhiko is actually a human that Iouzen found abandoned as a baby and raised as his own.]]



* ''Manga/FairyTail'': All first generation and third generation dragon slayers were raised and taught dragon slayer magic by dragons, with each dragon slayer being raised by a different dragon. Natsu was raised by Igneel, Gajeel was raised by Metallicana, Wendy was raised by Grandeeney, Sting was raised by Weisslogia, and Rogue was raised by Skiadrum.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': All first generation and third generation dragon slayers were raised and taught dragon slayer magic by dragons, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], with each dragon slayer being raised by a different dragon. Natsu was raised by Igneel, Gajeel was raised by Metallicana, Wendy was raised by Grandeeney, Sting was raised by Weisslogia, and Rogue was raised by Skiadrum.
* Mana from ''Manga/MermaidSaga'', was raised by [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaids]].



* Eggs from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'' was raised by, well, the boxtrolls.

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* Eggs from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'' was ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'', is a Cheesebridge orphan raised by, well, since infancy by the boxtrolls.eponymous Boxtrolls, to the point he considers himself one of them... up until he meets Winnie, that is.


* Maui in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' was abandoned by his human parents as a baby, then raised by the gods, who gave him immorality and a magic fish hook that gave him VoluntaryShapeshifter powers. The knowledge that his parents abandoned him is what drives him to seek validation through feats of supernatural prowess.

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* Maui in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' was abandoned by his human parents as a baby, then raised by the gods, who [[SuperEmpowering gave him immorality him]] [[SemiDivine semi-divinity]] and a magic fish hook that gave him VoluntaryShapeshifter powers. The knowledge that his parents abandoned him is what drives him to seek validation through feats of supernatural prowess.


* Maui in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' was abandoned by his human parents as a baby, then raised by the gods, who gave him immorality and a magic fish hook that gave him VoluntaryShapeshifter powers.

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* Maui in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' was abandoned by his human parents as a baby, then raised by the gods, who gave him immorality and a magic fish hook that gave him VoluntaryShapeshifter powers. The knowledge that his parents abandoned him is what drives him to seek validation through feats of supernatural prowess.

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* Maui in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' was abandoned by his human parents as a baby, then raised by the gods, who gave him immorality and a magic fish hook that gave him VoluntaryShapeshifter powers.





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* In ''The Boy Who Thought He Was A Teddy Bear'', a baby is found in the forest and adopted by three walking, talking teddy bears who name him "Pinky-Blinky-Dinky". When he's about six, his mother finds him and takes him back into her custody, where he realises he's a human and starts going by his real name Edward again.

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* In ''The Boy Who Thought He Was A a Teddy Bear'', a baby is found in the forest and adopted by three walking, talking teddy bears who name him "Pinky-Blinky-Dinky". When he's about six, his mother finds him and takes him back into her custody, where he realises realizes he's a human and starts going by his real name Edward again.



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* In some versions of the KingArthur myth, Percival was found and taken in by a witch coven, who taught him to master different forms of weaponry. Subverted, however, when he eventually learns that they were responsible for the death of his cousin, and comes back to kill them.

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* In some versions of the KingArthur Myth/KingArthur myth, Percival was found and taken in by a witch coven, who taught him to master different forms of weaponry. Subverted, however, when he eventually learns that they were responsible for the death of his cousin, and comes back to kill them.



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* A deviantart story, [[http://fav.me/dbs30pp Amani]], has this as a major element by having the titular character be found by the goddess Anput as a baby and [[HappilyAdopted happily raised]] [[DontFearTheReaper by the death gods]]. She even forms a sisterly bond with Anput and Anubis's biological daughter, Kebechet.
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* A deviantart Website/DeviantArt story, [[http://fav.me/dbs30pp Amani]], has this as a major element by having the titular character be found by the goddess Anput as a baby and [[HappilyAdopted happily raised]] [[DontFearTheReaper by the death gods]]. She even forms a sisterly bond with Anput and Anubis's biological daughter, Kebechet.
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Compare ChangelingFantasy, where a character is raised by someone not their biological family without their knowledge and ChangelingTale, where an unsuspecting family's child is swapped with a fairy. RaisedByWolves is the normal equivalent of this where the human is raised by benevolent wildlife. See MuggleFosterParents for an inversion of this trope.

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Compare ChangelingFantasy, where a character is raised by someone not their biological family without their knowledge and ChangelingTale, where an unsuspecting family's child is swapped with a fairy. RaisedByWolves is the normal equivalent of this Other variations are RaisedByWolves, where the human is raised by benevolent wildlife.wildlife, and RaisedByNatives, where someone is raised by people of a distinctly foreign culture. See MuggleFosterParents for an inversion of this trope.


Compare ChangelingFantasy, where a character is raised by someone not their biological family without their knowledge and ChangelingTale, where an unsuspecting family's child is swapped with a fairy. RaisedByWolves is the the normal equivalent of this where the human is raised by benevolent wildlife. See MuggleFosterParents for an inversion of this trope.

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Compare ChangelingFantasy, where a character is raised by someone not their biological family without their knowledge and ChangelingTale, where an unsuspecting family's child is swapped with a fairy. RaisedByWolves is the the normal equivalent of this where the human is raised by benevolent wildlife. See MuggleFosterParents for an inversion of this trope.


Compare ChangelingFantasy, where a character is raised by someone not their biological family without their knowledge, and ChangelingTale, where an unsuspecting family's child is swapped with a fairy. See MuggleFosterParents for an inversion of this trope.

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Compare ChangelingFantasy, where a character is raised by someone not their biological family without their knowledge, knowledge and ChangelingTale, where an unsuspecting family's child is swapped with a fairy.fairy. RaisedByWolves is the the normal equivalent of this where the human is raised by benevolent wildlife. See MuggleFosterParents for an inversion of this trope.


Ever heard of a human RaisedByWolves? Or [[RaisedByNatives natives]]? Or [[RaisedByOrcs Monsters]]? Or maybe just [[RaisedByDudes men]]? You probably have. But have you heard about a regular human being raised by peaceful magical creatures from fantasy movies you watched as a child or from a FairyTale you have read in your life? These creatures can be fairies, elves, dwarves, friendly giants, nymphs, or if possible, gods or angels.

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Ever heard of a human RaisedByWolves? Or [[RaisedByNatives natives]]? Or [[RaisedByOrcs Monsters]]? Or maybe just [[RaisedByDudes men]]? You probably have. But have Have you heard about a regular human being raised by peaceful magical creatures from fantasy movies you watched as a child or from a FairyTale you have read in your life? These creatures can be fairies, elves, dwarves, friendly giants, nymphs, or if possible, gods or angels.


* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', Rydia was raised by the Eidolons of the Feymarch between the time of her apparent drowning caused by Leviathan's whirlpool (he was actually coming to take her to the Feymarch) and when she shows up as the BigDamnHero to save Cecil and co. in their battle against Golbez in the Dwarven Castle. In-game, that only takes about a week or so, but [[YearInsideHourOutside time flows more swiftly in the Feymarch]], [[PlotRelevantAgeUp allowing her to go]] from 10-year-old TykeBomb to a [[SheIsAllGrownUp fully-grown]] MsFanservice GlassCannon.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', Rydia was raised by the Eidolons of the Feymarch between the time of her apparent drowning caused by Leviathan's whirlpool (he was actually coming to take her to the Feymarch) and when she shows up as the BigDamnHero to save Cecil and co. in their battle against Golbez in the Dwarven Castle. In-game, that only takes about a week or so, but [[YearInsideHourOutside time flows more swiftly in the Feymarch]], [[PlotRelevantAgeUp allowing her to go]] from 10-year-old TykeBomb RedMage to a [[SheIsAllGrownUp fully-grown]] MsFanservice GlassCannon.


* *''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'':

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* *''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'':''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'':

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Ever heard of a human RaisedByWolves? Or [[RaisedByNatives natives]]? Or [[RaisedByOrcs Monsters]]? Or maybe just [[RaisedByDudes men]]? You probably have. But have you heard about a regular human being raised by peaceful magical creatures from fantasy movies you watched as a child or from a FairyTale you have read in your life? These creatures can be fairies, elves, dwarves, friendly giants, nymphs, or if possible, gods or angels.

Sometimes, this human has to leave the magical nest and go to the human world and blend into society.

Compare ChangelingFantasy, where a character is raised by someone not their biological family without their knowledge, and ChangelingTale, where an unsuspecting family's child is swapped with a fairy. See MuggleFosterParents for an inversion of this trope.
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* *''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'':
** The minor characters, human twins Kiki and Kaka at first seemed to be bodyguards to the elderly [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome couple]] Mr. and Mrs. Tansu. The author's [[AllThereInTheManual artbook]], however, showed the twins to be the gnomes' adopted children.
** In [[spoiler: Kabru]]'s backstory, he was raised by elves after his homeland was destroyed by monsters. He didn't exactly like it, since the [[OurElvesAreBetter long-lived elves tend to treat other races as children]].
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': All first generation and third generation dragon slayers were raised and taught dragon slayer magic by dragons, with each dragon slayer being raised by a different dragon. Natsu was raised by Igneel, Gajeel was raised by Metallicana, Wendy was raised by Grandeeney, Sting was raised by Weisslogia, and Rogue was raised by Skiadrum.
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* [[http://elfquest.com/read/index.php?s=HY/HY03 Little Patch]] from ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' is a human raised by elves.
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* Happens offscreen in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'': While Piotr Rasputin was abducted by [[spoiler:the Red Room]], his younger sister was spirited away in the Nevernever (the world of [[TheFairFolk the Fae]]). Since [[YearInsideHourOutside time passes faster there]], when Piotr finally found her, she was already a grown woman with a bad case of BlueAndOrangeMorality who didn't recognize him anymore.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Eggs from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'' was raised by, well, the boxtrolls.
* Kristoff from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' was raised by rock trolls far away from Arendalle.
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* Will Ferrel plays Buddy the Elf in ''Film/{{Elf}}'', a human who accidentally crawled into SantaClaus' toy sack and ended up in the North Pole! Don't worry though, one of the friendly elves takes in the baby to raise him.
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* In ''The Boy Who Thought He Was A Teddy Bear'', a baby is found in the forest and adopted by three walking, talking teddy bears who name him "Pinky-Blinky-Dinky". When he's about six, his mother finds him and takes him back into her custody, where he realises he's a human and starts going by his real name Edward again.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Carrot is a human raised by dwarfs who found him as a toddler.
** ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'' has a situation where a teenage girl, who gets pregnant outside wedlock, is beaten up so badly by her drunken father that she loses the baby. Witch Tiffany Aching, who arbitrates the situation and ensures the right sort of justice is meted out to the father, places Amber Petty in the care of the NacMacFeegle. The nearest thing the Chalk has to fairy folk look after her kindly and help Amber out of a catatonic trance. Returning to check on her welfare, Tiffany discovers Amber has effectively been "reborn" as a result of her time with the Feegle; the clan leader, the Kelda and mother of her people, advises Tiffany that things are awakening in Amber that she never thought possible in a human. Amber is now developing an awareness and ability in the "hidden things" as a result of her near-death and symbolic rebirth. It is significant that the Feegle are later accused of taking away the real Amber and replacing her with a fairy changeling.
* In ''Literature/TheGraveyardBook'' by Creator/NeilGaiman, Bod Owens is a human boy raised by ghosts, a werewolf, and a (very noble) vampire. They give him an amusing education, including copperplate handwriting, ghostly abilities, and first-hand history lessons.
* In ''LightNovel/TheFarawayPaladin'', Will was found and raised by Blood, Mary, and Gus, who are a skeleton, a wight, and a ghost respectively, after his parents were killed when their carriage crashed.
* Downplayed in ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon''. [[spoiler:The protagonist, Bell Cranel,]] was raised by the god Zeus, who treated him as his adoptive grandson. Aside from growing up among fairy tales of heroes saving princesses and getting some [[HaremSeeker suspect motivations to become an adventurer]], he's culturally the same as any other human his age.
* SantaClaus in Creator/LFrankBaum's ''Literature/TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus'' was a human baby found and raised by immortals of the magical Forest of Burzee.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Aragorn, a human coming from a royal bloodline with elf ancestry, was raised in Rivendell by the elf-lord Elrond, after his parents were slain by orcs when he was two years old.
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* ''Series/TheMagicians2016'': Fray is Eliot and Fen's infant daughter who [[PlotRelevantAgeUp aged to a teenager]] during the few months she spent in the LandOfFaerie as part of Margo's deal with the fairy queen. As a result, she's mercurial and a little bit unsettling, professing loyalty to the faeries instead of her parents and the other protagonists. [[spoiler:It turns out that she's not actually their daughter, but was still raised by fey]].
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[[folder:Mythology and Religion]]
* In some versions of the KingArthur myth, Percival was found and taken in by a witch coven, who taught him to master different forms of weaponry. Subverted, however, when he eventually learns that they were responsible for the death of his cousin, and comes back to kill them.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', Rydia was raised by the Eidolons of the Feymarch between the time of her apparent drowning caused by Leviathan's whirlpool (he was actually coming to take her to the Feymarch) and when she shows up as the BigDamnHero to save Cecil and co. in their battle against Golbez in the Dwarven Castle. In-game, that only takes about a week or so, but [[YearInsideHourOutside time flows more swiftly in the Feymarch]], [[PlotRelevantAgeUp allowing her to go]] from 10-year-old TykeBomb to a [[SheIsAllGrownUp fully-grown]] MsFanservice GlassCannon.
* Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' was born a Hylian (who are like humans), but raised as a Kokiri in the [[HiddenElfVillage Kokiri Forest]] by the [[WiseTree Great Deku Tree]]. What makes the Kokiri different from Hylians is that they stay children forever and each has their own personal guardian fairy. This explains why Link was the only "Kokiri" without his own fairy and the oldest-looking one.
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* A deviantart story, [[http://fav.me/dbs30pp Amani]], has this as a major element by having the titular character be found by the goddess Anput as a baby and [[HappilyAdopted happily raised]] [[DontFearTheReaper by the death gods]]. She even forms a sisterly bond with Anput and Anubis's biological daughter, Kebechet.
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