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16th May '17 5:06:17 PM nombretomado
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* Alan mooches off his rich, womanizing brother in TwoAndAHalfMen.

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* Alan mooches off his rich, womanizing brother in TwoAndAHalfMen.''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''.
24th Apr '17 3:05:21 PM Laevatein
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* Dannii Minogue managed to get herself a singing career mainly thanks to being KylieMinogue's sister.
24th Apr '17 3:02:48 PM MetaFour
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* Cuban-born bandleader Dámaso Pérez Prado legally shortened his name to just Pérez Prado when he became famous as "the King of the Mambo". He mostly toured in Mexico and the US. His younger brother, Pantaleón Pérez Prado, was also a bandleader. He exploited Dámaso's popularity by way of ExactWords--he toured Europe and also called himself just "Pérez Prado", passing himself off as his more-famous brother. Dámaso was no amused, and took Pantaleón to court to prevent him from using that name.

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* Cuban-born bandleader Dámaso Pérez Prado legally shortened his name to just Pérez Prado when he became famous as "the King of the Mambo". He mostly toured in Mexico and the US. His younger brother, Pantaleón Pérez Prado, was also a bandleader. He exploited Dámaso's popularity by way of ExactWords--he toured Europe and also called himself just "Pérez Prado", passing himself off as his more-famous brother. Dámaso was no not amused, and took Pantaleón to court to prevent him from using that name.
24th Apr '17 3:01:55 PM MetaFour
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* Cuban-born bandleader Dámaso Pérez Prado legally shortened his name to just Pérez Prado when he became famous as "the King of the Mambo". He mostly toured in Mexico and the US. His younger brother, Pantaleón Pérez Prado, was also a bandleader. He exploited Dámaso's popularity by way of ExactWords--he toured Europe and also called himself just "Pérez Prado", passing himself off as his more-famous brother. Dámaso was no amused, and took Pantaleón to court to prevent him from using that name.
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4th Mar '17 7:42:50 AM DesertDragon
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Inversely, the pervasiveness of this trope has led many genuinely talented people to have to fight the accusations of coattail-riding. This is especially a problem in the acting industry and has led a lot of actors and actresses to change their family names in order to hide from the such stigma, e.g. Creator/NicolasCage (born Nicolas [[Creator/FrancisFordCoppola Coppola]]); an interesting case is Emilio Estevez, who chooses to use his real name professionally so people do not associate him with his more famous father Creator/MartinSheen (born Ramón Estévez).

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Inversely, the pervasiveness of this trope has led many genuinely talented people to have to fight the accusations of coattail-riding. This is especially a problem in the acting industry and has led a lot of actors and actresses to change their family names in order to hide from the such stigma, e.g. Creator/NicolasCage (born Nicolas [[Creator/FrancisFordCoppola Coppola]]); an interesting case is Emilio Estevez, who chooses to use uses his real name professionally so people do not associate him with his more famous father Creator/MartinSheen (born Ramón Estévez).
Estévez) and brother Creator/{{Charlie|Sheen}} (aka Carlos Estevez).
31st Oct '16 3:52:32 PM Eievie
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Some families have one member who is especially successful, or at least famous and influential...much moreso than the rest of the clan. Sometimes another member of the family decides that this means they should have an in with their well-known, wealthy, or influential relative, and they expect to reap some of the benefits of {{Nepotism}} for themselves. Alternatively, such family members try to take advantage of sharing the family name to get a foot in the door elsewhere by exaggerating their closeness to said successful relative or by falsely claiming to share talents or knowledge with them. In other words, they try to get by on the coattails of their more accomplished kin.

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Some families have one member who is especially successful, or at least famous and influential...influential… much moreso than the rest of the clan. Sometimes another member of the family decides that this means they should have an in with their well-known, wealthy, or influential relative, and they expect to reap some of the benefits of {{Nepotism}} for themselves. Alternatively, such family members try to take advantage of sharing the family name to get a foot in the door elsewhere by exaggerating their closeness to said successful relative or by falsely claiming to share talents or knowledge with them. In other words, they try to get by on the coattails of their more accomplished kin.
15th Jun '16 10:49:51 AM DaibhidC
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* Faith assumed this was why her DisappearedDad suddenly reappeared in her life in Season 9. In reality, it's because he found out she was a slayer and wanted her to kill someone for him.

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* Faith assumed this was why her DisappearedDad suddenly reappeared in her life in ''Comicbook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Season 9. In reality, it's because he found out she was a slayer and wanted her to kill someone for him.
13th Jun '16 8:53:30 PM Doug86
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* Used for a quick gag at the end of ''TheWaterboy'' when Creator/AdamSandler's DisappearedDad turns up once his son has become a football star, in hope of benefitting from the situation. [[spoiler:Momma knocks him out with a tackle.]]
* MillionDollarBaby and you really feel the family is ''scum'' for it.

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* Used for a quick gag at the end of ''TheWaterboy'' ''Film/TheWaterboy'' when Creator/AdamSandler's DisappearedDad turns up once his son has become a football star, in hope of benefitting from the situation. [[spoiler:Momma knocks him out with a tackle.]]
* MillionDollarBaby ''Film/MillionDollarBaby'' and you really feel the family is ''scum'' for it.
13th Dec '15 7:33:58 PM nombretomado
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* The original [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] contains a few examples:

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* The original [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] contains a few examples:



* In ''UltimateXMen'', the Beast's parents disown him for being a mutant. Later, when the X-Men have achieved fame and (temporary) renown, they return and claim they always loved him...after they've made millions writing a book about how they lovingly raised such a ''wonderful'' young mutant.
* In ''CaptainAmerica'', the original (male) Viper was able to break into supervillainy by trading on the fact that his brother was the original Eel; said brother was initially very unhappy at this turn of events. Considering it got them both killed by other villains, maybe it wasn't the smartest career choice...

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* In ''UltimateXMen'', ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', the Beast's parents disown him for being a mutant. Later, when the X-Men have achieved fame and (temporary) renown, they return and claim they always loved him...after they've made millions writing a book about how they lovingly raised such a ''wonderful'' young mutant.
* In ''CaptainAmerica'', ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'', the original (male) Viper was able to break into supervillainy by trading on the fact that his brother was the original Eel; said brother was initially very unhappy at this turn of events. Considering it got them both killed by other villains, maybe it wasn't the smartest career choice...
24th Nov '15 1:18:04 PM gemmabeta2
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Inversely, the pervasiveness of this trope has led many genuinely talented people to have to fight the accusations of coattail-riding. This is especially a problem in the acting industry and has led a lot of actors and actresses to change their family names in order to hide from the such stigma, e.g. Creator/NicolasCage (born Nicolas [[Creator/FrancisFordCoppola Coppola]]; an interesting case is Emilio Estevez, who chooses to use his real name professionally so people do not associate him with his more famous father Creator/MartinSheen (born Ramón Estévez).

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Inversely, the pervasiveness of this trope has led many genuinely talented people to have to fight the accusations of coattail-riding. This is especially a problem in the acting industry and has led a lot of actors and actresses to change their family names in order to hide from the such stigma, e.g. Creator/NicolasCage (born Nicolas [[Creator/FrancisFordCoppola Coppola]]; Coppola]]); an interesting case is Emilio Estevez, who chooses to use his real name professionally so people do not associate him with his more famous father Creator/MartinSheen (born Ramón Estévez).
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