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28th Mar '17 9:09:08 PM TheCuza
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* On ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', an old rich guy dies, and since he amassed his fortune by [[ADateWithRosiePalms donating to the local sperm bank]], everyone in town gets DNA tested hoping to get a match, and therefore be entitled to the inheritance. Shockingly, ''all'' of the DNA tests turn out to be exactly the same. Incestuous implications aside, this unfortunately only entitles everyone to a few bucks each since the inheritance has to be split so many ways. [[spoiler:It turns out that this was because [[StickyFingers Mike]] stole all the test tubes, so the testers had to use the lids off pickle jars, and simply ended up testing the chemical composition of pickle juice. The reason this matched the old guy's DNA was because [[TheAlcoholic he was always pickled himself]]]].
3rd Mar '17 11:01:20 AM jharrison3051
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The paternity of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, was a tabloid sensation during late 2006 and early 2007, with Smith's boyfriend and several other alleged lovers claiming paternity. A paternity test revealed a former lover as the father.

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* The paternity of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, was a tabloid sensation during late 2006 and early 2007, with Smith's boyfriend and several other alleged lovers claiming paternity. A paternity test revealed a former lover as the father.
3rd Mar '17 11:01:05 AM jharrison3051
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The paternity of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, was a tabloid sensation during late 2006 and early 2007, with Smith's boyfriend and several other alleged lovers claiming paternity. A paternity test revealed a former lover as the father.
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10th Feb '17 1:01:58 PM tiger64guy
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* In Malorie Blackman's book ''Literature/BoysDontCry'', Dante takes one of these tests to check that he is really the father of baby Emma, when his ex-girlfriend dumps her at his house. He decides that he'll have to give up his place at college to look after her before the results arrive, even if she isn't his daughter. [[spoiler: She is.]]



* In Malorie Blackman's book ''Literature/BoysDontCry'', Dante takes one of these tests to check that he is really the father of baby Emma, when his ex-girlfriend dumps her at his house. He decides that he'll have to give up his place at college to look after her before the results arrive, even if she isn't his daughter. [[spoiler: She is.]]

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* In Malorie Blackman's book ''Literature/BoysDontCry'', Dante takes one of these tests to check that he is really the father of baby Emma, when his ex-girlfriend dumps her at his house. He decides that he'll have to give up his place at college to look after her before the results arrive, even if she isn't his daughter. [[spoiler: She is.]]
28th Jan '17 12:20:50 AM SideshowJazz19
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* In Malorie Blackman's book ''Literature/BoysDontCry'', Dante takes one of these tests to check that he is really the father of baby Emma, when his ex-girlfriend dumps her at his house. He decides that he'll have to give up his place at college to look after her before the results arrive, even if she isn't his daughter. [[spoiler: She is.]]
13th Nov '16 8:09:12 PM Jacob175
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* In GilmoreGirls, April shows up at Luke's one day, tells him that she's the daughter of his old girlfriend, and asks for a DNA sample. The unique part is that she only wants to do the test as a science project. The bigger implications of identifying her father seem lost on her at that point.

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* In GilmoreGirls, Series/GilmoreGirls, April shows up at Luke's one day, tells him that she's the daughter of his old girlfriend, and asks for a DNA sample. The unique part is that she only wants to do the test as a science project. The bigger implications of identifying her father seem lost on her at that point.


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* One arc of ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'' had Jen meet her KidFromTheFuture, who accidentally left a strand of her hair behind. She takes it to the titular MadScientist duo to have them determine who she would have the kid with. The test confirms that the father is her LoveInterest Quantum Cop, though a quick shot from the last panel of the arc teased the (ultimately unused) possibility that the father might have been his evil alternate dimension counterpart, Quantum Crook.
23rd Oct '16 6:42:27 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Kif's BizarreAlienBiology means that when he's "receptive" he can be [[MisterSeahorse impregnated]] by anyone he makes skin-to-skin contact with. Necessitating the use of the Professor's "maternifuge" to determine who the DNA donor was. It was Leela, but by Kif's cultural norms his girlfriend Amy is still considered the "mother" as she triggered his receptive phase, the only reason they bothered with the test was to make sure it wasn't [[GeneralFailure Zapp Brannigan]].
12th Sep '16 7:09:53 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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This trope can also occur with mothers, but that's a much rarer occurrence (barring a babynapping, a switcheroo with a different newborn, or a delivery while the woman is unconscious, the mother knows the baby she just birthed is her own). This test can also be used indirectly to link siblings together. In any case, how long it takes for the DNA test to get finished typically depends on the speed of the [[TravellingAtTheSpeedOfPlot plot]]. The DNA test could present complications: if the bad guys know about the test, they may attempt to keep the [[StatusQuoIsGod Status Quo]] by altering the test results (of course, they must [[KeepingSecretsSucks force other characters into secrecy]] about that, and in any case [[TheReveal it won't last for long]]).

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This trope can also occur with mothers, but that's a much rarer occurrence (barring a babynapping, a [[SwitchedAtBirth switcheroo with a different newborn, newborn]], or a delivery while the woman is unconscious, the mother knows the baby she just birthed is her own). This test can also be used indirectly to link siblings together. In any case, how long it takes for the DNA test to get finished typically depends on the speed of the [[TravellingAtTheSpeedOfPlot plot]]. The DNA test could present complications: if the bad guys know about the test, they may attempt to keep the [[StatusQuoIsGod Status Quo]] by altering the test results (of course, they must [[KeepingSecretsSucks force other characters into secrecy]] about that, and in any case [[TheReveal it won't last for long]]).
31st Aug '16 2:15:14 PM lorgskyegon
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** Amusingly enough, the man House presumed to be his biological father also wasn't. Meaning his mother had [[ReallyGetsAround ''at least'' one more affair.]]
10th Aug '16 1:34:50 PM Luc
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* ''Series/BostonLegal'': A man who was born out of artificial insemination was dating a woman who was born the same way and they were afraid of being [[BrotherSisterIncest half-siblings]]. To learn if they had the same father or not, they sued the lab to force them to tell because a DNA test using only the couple's blood would be inconclusive if they were half-siblings or complete strangers. (Whether this counts as a case of DidNotDoTheResearch or just "Because The Plot Demanded It", it's still scientifically incorrect: Half-siblings should be a roughly 25% genetic match, and as such, fairly easy for a DNA test to catch, particularly if they have DNA from either of their mothers.)

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* ''Series/BostonLegal'': A man who was born out of artificial insemination was dating a woman who was born the same way and they were afraid of being [[BrotherSisterIncest half-siblings]]. To learn if they had the same father or not, they sued the lab to force them to tell because a DNA test using only the couple's blood would be inconclusive if they were half-siblings or complete strangers. (Whether this counts as a case of DidNotDoTheResearch [[DanBrowned the writers failing to do the research]] or just [[ArtisticLicense "Because The Plot Demanded It", It"]], it's still scientifically incorrect: Half-siblings should be a roughly 25% genetic match, and as such, fairly easy for a DNA test to catch, particularly if they have DNA from either of their mothers.)
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