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22nd Nov '17 2:04:13 PM MikeW
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' has an unintentional version. Janeway talks with pride of how she was inspired to join Starfleet by the stories of her ancestor, Shannon O'Donnell who was an astronaut, one of the first Mars colonists and single-handedly pushed ahead for a special "Millennium Gate" tower against massive opposition. But going over some old Earth records, Janeway realizes that over the centuries, Shannon's "exploits" have been massively overblown. She was never an astronaut, she was only a consultant on the Tower and there was no massive opposition as it was welcomed with open arms. Janeway tries to cope, shrugging her big concern is how to break it to her aunt that the great family legend is false.
27th Oct '17 2:15:02 PM MikeW
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* The Disney Channel series ''Series/AndiMack'' uses this as the plot. On her 13th birthday, Andi is happy when her cool older sister Bex returns to town after a few years away. Later that night, however, Bex breaks to Andi the truth: [[spoiler: Their "mother" is actually her grandmother as Bex is Andi's real mom.]] Andi handling this new dynamic drives the show.

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* The Disney Channel series ''Series/AndiMack'' uses this as the plot. On her 13th birthday, Andi is happy when her cool older sister Bex returns to town after a few years away. Later that night, however, Bex breaks to Andi the truth: [[spoiler: Their "mother" is actually her grandmother as Bex is Andi's real mom.]] Andi handling this new dynamic drives the show. show (and her initial reaction provides the page quote).
27th Oct '17 2:14:24 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/FamilyMatters'' Jimmy Baines drops by the house, claiming to be an old college friend although neither Carl or Harriet remember him. That night, Jimmy confesses the truth to Carl: He's Harriet and Rachel's supposedly dead father. He explains that he was overwhelmed being a father and so walked out on the family when the girls were little. For a time, Jimmy sent over cards and money but his wife finally wrote back to tell him to stop. She had told the girls that their father had been shot down during the Korean War as she wanted them to "think he was a hero, not a heel." Jimmy wants to simply leave but Carl convinces him to tell his daughters the truth and after their initial anger, they accept a new chance to know him.
7th Sep '17 3:02:22 PM nlpnt
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* The Disney Channel series ''Series/AndiMack'' uses this as the plot. On her 13th birthday, Andi is happy when her cool older sister Dex returns to town after a few years away. Later that night, however, Dex breaks to Andi the truth: [[spoiler: Their "mother" is actually her grandmother as Dex is Andi's real mom.]] Andi handling this new dynamic drives the show.

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* The Disney Channel series ''Series/AndiMack'' uses this as the plot. On her 13th birthday, Andi is happy when her cool older sister Dex Bex returns to town after a few years away. Later that night, however, Dex Bex breaks to Andi the truth: [[spoiler: Their "mother" is actually her grandmother as Dex Bex is Andi's real mom.]] Andi handling this new dynamic drives the show.
16th Aug '17 7:26:00 PM Skylite
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'': Donald and Scrooge parted ways under bad terms 10 years before the events of the series' first episode. Despite Donald's rage at Scrooge, he never fills his young nephews' heads with negativity about Scrooge. Instead, he tells them nothing at all. It comes as a complete surprise to Huey, Dewey, and Louie when Donald addresses Scrooge as "Uncle Scrooge".
16th Aug '17 2:07:38 PM MikeW
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** A young boy is killed just after seeing an image of himself on a "Missing" milk carton. Sent back, he helps his younger self realize his father abducted him and his sister from their mother years before.

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** A young boy teen is killed just after seeing an image of himself on a "Missing" milk carton. Sent back, he helps his younger self realize his father abducted him and his sister from their mother years before.
16th Aug '17 2:07:38 PM MikeW
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16th Aug '17 2:03:20 PM MikeW
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** Mixed with BrokenPedestal, a corrupt cop is sent back to stop his younger self from starting on this path. But he's stunned to discover that his policeman father, who always instilled a sense of right and wrong, was actually on the take.

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** Mixed with BrokenPedestal, a corrupt cop is sent back to stop his younger self from starting on this path. But he's stunned to discover that his policeman father, who always instilled a sense of right and wrong, was actually on the take. take himself.
15th Aug '17 10:02:05 PM MikeW
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* The series ''Twice In a Lifetime'' has a person dying and then given a chance to go back in time in a new body to sway their younger selves from a major mistake. Along the way, many discover the truth about their families.
** A woman long blamed her father for not giving the bone marrow that would have saved her sister. Sent back as a doctor, she tracks her father down and demands he do it but he reveals he can't...because he's not her sister's father. Her mother had an affair with a married man and kept it quiet and the woman realizes she's been wrongly blaming her father all these years.
** A variation as an architect had been in love with a poor woman but when his rich girlfriend got pregnant, married her instead. Twenty years later, he's stuck in a loveless marriage with two spoiled and rotten kids. Sent back as a priest, he's rocked to discover his girlfriend had cheated on him and he was never the father and now tries to get his past self with his true love.
** A young boy is killed just after seeing an image of himself on a "Missing" milk carton. Sent back, he helps his younger self realize his father abducted him and his sister from their mother years before.
** Mixed with BrokenPedestal, a corrupt cop is sent back to stop his younger self from starting on this path. But he's stunned to discover that his policeman father, who always instilled a sense of right and wrong, was actually on the take.
8th Aug '17 12:33:50 PM MikeW
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** In "How Do You Spell Faith?" a young boy is cheered up by his father walking out on the family years ago by the fact that he gets letters and postcards from his dad from the road for his birthday and holidays. When his beloved older brother dies, the boy decides to find his father to break the news in person. He tracks down the source of the letters to a post office a few towns over. The boy realizes his brother was the one writing all the letters and making it look like they were sent from different places so the boy wouldn't realize their dad had truly abandoned them.
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