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16th Jan '18 8:07:51 PM SweetAndBitterFool
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** Thing is, Gloucester doesn't treat Edgar any better, especially when they're both onstage. Even Edmund himself admits that his father loves both of his sons equally. How much love that equates to depends on the interpretation.


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* Depending on how you read Prospero's line "unnatural though thou art," his brother Antonio from ''Theatre/TheTempest'' could be construed as this.
13th Jan '18 5:06:47 PM nombretomado
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* Achlesydd in ''Literature/TheRealmOfAlbion'' is based on Edmund in ''KingLear'', one of the ur-examples. So of course he fits the trope too.

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* Achlesydd in ''Literature/TheRealmOfAlbion'' is based on Edmund in ''KingLear'', ''Theatre/KingLear'', one of the ur-examples. So of course he fits the trope too.
26th Dec '17 5:43:29 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Literature/TheDarkWizardOfDonkerk'': Rowan is a bastard, and one descended of the Queen, not the King. Therefore, he is not in the line of succession. However, it is debatable as to whether this actually drives him from evil. He notices that his father does not actually teach him the things he needs to do to rule, and therefore he assumes he is just TheUnFavourite.
24th Dec '17 10:38:46 AM chopshop
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* General Hux from ''Franchise/StarWars'' is the illegitimate son of an Imperial commandant and a kitchen staff member. He's also an arrogant {{Jerkass}} who thinks he's more important than he is. Though, compared to his comrades like [[PsychopathicManChild Kylo Ren]] or [[TheStarscream Captain Phasma]], he's also practically the First Order's OnlySaneMan.
17th Dec '17 7:14:04 PM FarSider
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* In ''VideoGame/CriminalCase's'' Pacific Bay Season, the ArcVillain of the Inner City region is the son of the two leaders of the warring Chinese and Russian factions (they were StarCrossedLovers in the past, and they had to give up their newborn child for adoption, under peer pressure). He hired an unscrupulous BackAlleyDoctor to steal organs from various murder victims throughout the district, then [[spoiler:[[SelfMadeOrphan killed his own father]], the Russian leader]] in a bid to unite the two factions with him as leader.
12th Nov '17 8:34:36 PM DariusAngel
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In Westerosi society, bastard children are often mistrusted as they are thought to be be born of lust and deceit and believed to have a vested interest in their trueborn siblings' demise. Although {{Heroic Bastard}}s Jon Snow and Gendry Waters subvert this, Joffrey Baratheon, Ramsay Snow, and the three Sand Snakes play it straight.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In Westerosi society, bastard children are often mistrusted as they are thought to be be born of lust and deceit and believed to have a vested interest in their trueborn siblings' demise. Although {{Heroic Bastard}}s Jon Snow and Gendry Waters subvert this, Joffrey Baratheon, Ramsay Snow, and the three Sand Snakes play it straight.
14th Oct '17 2:17:09 AM iroanxi
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* FanFic/OneLessLonelyGurl has the VillainSue C'ren, a bastard child who was abused by her father's wife.

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* FanFic/OneLessLonelyGurl ''FanFic/OneLessLonelyGurl'' has the VillainSue C'ren, a bastard child who was abused by her father's wife.wife.
* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] with Harris Flowers in ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones'', being the AntiVillain castellan of Raylansfair.
** Played absolutely straight with Rodrik Stone, who is a kinslayer and rapist on top of being a major {{Jerkass}}.
6th Oct '17 8:23:43 PM Eievie
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In older works, this can be seen as a SpaceWhaleAesop: Don't cheat on your partner and have bastard children, because they will be evil. In these cases, the bastard's evilness can be a a sort of [[LamarckWasRight Moral Lamarckism]]--that the [[SinsOfOurFathers moral failings of your forebears]] express themselves in a taint on your own soul or karmic bank balance.



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19th Sep '17 5:57:25 PM harostar
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* [[spoiler: Reiner Braun]] from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' turns out to be one of MixedAncestry, with enormous issues stemming from not having a father. Raised by a controlling and resentful mother, they ''actually'' thought they were a HeroicBastard that was going to reunite their broken family through their heroism. These fantasies of a happy family and glory as a champion of good were slowly and systematically ripped to shreds, leading to a downward spiral of SanitySlippage and self-hatred. [[spoiler: While not high-born, he was led to believe that becoming a Warrior would mean getting to live outside the ghettos with his Marleyan father. Instead, Reiner is completely rejected by the man who insists the "Eldian devils" are plotting to kill him and his ''real'' family by exposing his past indiscretion to the authorities]].
12th Sep '17 6:16:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In Westerosi society, bastard children are often mistrusted as they are thought to be be born of lust and deceit and believed to have a vested interest in their trueborn siblings' demise. Although {{Heroic Bastard}}s Jon Snow and Gendry Waters subvert this, Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Snow play it straight.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In Westerosi society, bastard children are often mistrusted as they are thought to be be born of lust and deceit and believed to have a vested interest in their trueborn siblings' demise. Although {{Heroic Bastard}}s Jon Snow and Gendry Waters subvert this, Joffrey Baratheon and Baratheon, Ramsay Snow Snow, and the three Sand Snakes play it straight.
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