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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).
24th Nov '15 1:17:38 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).
19th Sep '15 3:50:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', Count Olaf, a distant relative, spends most of the series trying to get the Baudelaire orphans' inheritance. In the first book, he tries to marry Violet to do this.
* The book ''The Wild Queen'' from the ''YoungRoyals'' series is about Mary Queen of Scots. When Mary marries the next king of France her French uncles think they can use her marriage to gain political influence.

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* In ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', Count Olaf, a distant relative, spends most of the series trying to get the Baudelaire orphans' inheritance. In the first book, he tries to marry Violet to do this.
* The book ''The Wild Queen'' from the ''YoungRoyals'' ''Literature/YoungRoyals'' series is about Mary Queen of Scots. When Mary marries the next king of France her French uncles think they can use her marriage to gain political influence.



* DavidLetterman occasionally jokes about his uncle Larry, who is always trying to mooch money off of him.
* In ''RoyalPains'', the main character is a doctor who, after being fired from the hospital where he practiced, reluctantly becomes a "concierge" doctor, providing house calls to the rich and privileged of the Hamptons. His huckster brother is constantly coming up with schemes to market and commercialize his brother's practice (though to be fair it is his Job to do that)...and then their long-lost con artist dad shows up.

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* DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman occasionally jokes about his uncle Larry, who is always trying to mooch money off of him.
* In ''RoyalPains'', ''Series/RoyalPains'', the main character is a doctor who, after being fired from the hospital where he practiced, reluctantly becomes a "concierge" doctor, providing house calls to the rich and privileged of the Hamptons. His huckster brother is constantly coming up with schemes to market and commercialize his brother's practice (though to be fair it is his Job to do that)...and then their long-lost con artist dad shows up.
4th Sep '15 2:05:54 PM TheWanderer
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This trope sometimes overlaps with GoldDigger, StageMom, and ObnoxiousInLaws. Compare ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections.

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This trope sometimes overlaps with GoldDigger, StageMom, and ObnoxiousInLaws. The relative looking to ride the coattails may also be VicariouslyAmbitious for the famous relative. Compare ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections.
24th Jul '15 6:44:37 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Metalocalypse}}, Pickles shiftless brother, Seth.

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* In {{Metalocalypse}}, Pickles ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}'', Pickles' shiftless brother, Seth.
8th Jan '15 5:49:23 AM maedar
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** Burns never mentions it, but his younger brother is Creator/GeorgeBurns, as shown in one episode. (Despite the fact that "George Burns" was the comedian's stage name.)
20th Sep '14 5:06:25 PM Hailfire25
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* In ''RoyalPains'', the main character is a doctor who, after being fired from the hospital where he practiced, reluctantly becomes a "concierge" doctor, providing house calls to the rich and privileged of the Hamptons. His huckster brother is constantly coming up with schemes to market and commercialize his brother's practice...and then their long-lost con artist dad shows up.

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* In ''RoyalPains'', the main character is a doctor who, after being fired from the hospital where he practiced, reluctantly becomes a "concierge" doctor, providing house calls to the rich and privileged of the Hamptons. His huckster brother is constantly coming up with schemes to market and commercialize his brother's practice...practice (though to be fair it is his Job to do that)...and then their long-lost con artist dad shows up.
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