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15th Apr '16 5:58:48 AM catmuto
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%%* Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RichardIII'' %% Zero Context Example

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%%* * Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RichardIII'' %% Zero Context Exampleis one of the most famous examples of an uncle out to kill his nephew, so he can assume the throne himself.


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* ''VideoGame/TheWedding'': Uncle Jack, who is the main antagonist of the game. Except that the family didn't know about his insanity or evil deeds, until Anima went into his house and read his diary notes. Said notes indicate that he was taking pills to assume a normal demeanour when in public.
8th Apr '16 10:29:39 AM MrThorfan64
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** As far as most of the Seven Kingdoms are aware, King Joffrey has a whole parade of {{Evil Uncle}}s, including the usurpers Renly and Stannis Baratheon, the "twisted little monkey demon" Tyrion Lannister who is [[spoiler: eventually convicted of Joffrey's murder]], and the bloodthirsty Jaime Lannister. The subversion is that none of them are actually evil uncles: [[spoiler:The Baratheons aren't really Joffrey's uncles since Joffrey wasn't fathered by Robert, Tyrion actually cares for his nephew ([[EvilNephew at first]]), Jaime is also Joffrey's [[BrotherSisterIncest biological father as well as his uncle]] and, while not a straightforward hero, is a far more morally complex character then he first appears, Stannis is trying to take the throne out of [[ReluctantRoyalty his sense of duty]].]] Renly may play this slightly more straight as he was planning on overthrowing Joffrey [[spoiler:while thinking they were his nephew, though ironically despite being the most villainous of this four he is the [[VillainWithGoodPublicity most well-liked]], partially because he died before he could dethrone Joffrey and it is believed his ghost helped defeat Stannis.]] And while none of the four are saints, Joffrey is much more evil than all of them put together, with Jaime even thinking that Joffrey [[spoiler: deserved to die]] and Tyrion, though knowing Joffrey's younger brother Tommen would probably be a better King, will not kill Joffrey despite Joffrey [[EvilNephew delighting in tormenting him]].
*** Played with slightly more with Stannis. He at one point considers burning a bastard nephew Edric Storm as according to the Sorceress Melisandre their King's blood will enable Stannis to raise a dragon. Stannis is encouraged in this by one of his wife Selyse's uncles, Ser Axell Florent, even though Edric is a great-nephew of his (King Robert seduced one of Selyse's cousins at Stannis' wedding). Stannis does eventually seem to come round to the idea of sacrificing Edric, but he is clearly very reluctant, only agreeing as he feels [[ResignedToTheCall it's his duty to become King]] and promises Melisandre she'll die if this fails. Thankfully his loyal advisor Davos Seaworth smuggles Edric away before Stannis can go through with this.

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** As far as most of the Seven Kingdoms are aware, King Joffrey has a whole parade of {{Evil Uncle}}s, including the usurpers Renly and Stannis Baratheon, the "twisted little monkey demon" Tyrion Lannister who is [[spoiler: eventually convicted of Joffrey's murder]], and the bloodthirsty Jaime Lannister. The subversion is that none of them are actually evil uncles: [[spoiler:The Baratheons aren't really Joffrey's uncles since Joffrey wasn't fathered by Robert, Tyrion actually cares for his nephew ([[EvilNephew at first]]), Jaime is also Joffrey's [[BrotherSisterIncest biological father as well as his uncle]] and, while not a straightforward hero, is a far more morally complex character then he first appears, Stannis is trying to take the throne out of [[ReluctantRoyalty [[ReluctantRuler his sense of duty]].]] Renly may play this slightly more straight as he was planning on overthrowing Joffrey [[spoiler:while thinking they were his nephew, though ironically despite being the most villainous of this four he is the [[VillainWithGoodPublicity most well-liked]], partially because he died before he could dethrone Joffrey and it is believed his ghost helped defeat Stannis.]] And while none of the four are saints, Joffrey is much more evil than all of them put together, with Jaime even thinking that Joffrey [[spoiler: deserved to die]] and Tyrion, though knowing Joffrey's younger brother Tommen would probably be a better King, will not kill Joffrey despite Joffrey [[EvilNephew delighting in tormenting him]].
*** Played with slightly more with Stannis. He at one point considers burning a bastard nephew Edric Storm as according to the Sorceress Melisandre their King's blood will enable Stannis to raise a dragon. Stannis is encouraged in this by one of his wife Selyse's uncles, Ser Axell Florent, even though Edric is a great-nephew of his (King Robert seduced one of Selyse's cousins at Stannis' wedding). Stannis does eventually seem to come round to the idea of sacrificing Edric, but he is clearly very reluctant, only agreeing as he feels [[ResignedToTheCall it's his duty to become King]] and promises Melisandre she'll die if this fails. Thankfully his loyal advisor adviser Davos Seaworth smuggles Edric away before Stannis can go through with this.



** From the early Targaryen dynasty was Maegor the Cruel, son of Aegon I Targaryen. After his half-brother Aenys died he claimed the throne, killed two of Aenys's sons, and married one of Aenys's daughters. He was thought to be the cruellest Targaryen King (till [[TheCaligula Aerys II]] over 200 years later). The youngest son of Aenys, Jaehaerys I ([[AChildShallLeadThem who was only 14 at the time]]), led a successful rebellion and Maegor died mysteriously before Jaehaerys reached King's Landing, many thinking Maegor killed himself with the Iron Throne.

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** From the early Targaryen dynasty was Maegor the Cruel, son of Aegon I Targaryen. After his half-brother Aenys died he claimed the throne, killed two of Aenys's sons, and married one of Aenys's daughters. He was thought to be the cruellest cruelest Targaryen King (till [[TheCaligula Aerys II]] over 200 years later). The youngest son of Aenys, Jaehaerys I ([[AChildShallLeadThem who was only 14 at the time]]), led a successful rebellion and Maegor died mysteriously before Jaehaerys reached King's Landing, many thinking Maegor killed himself with the Iron Throne.



** Happened during "The Dance of the Dragons", a civil war between two branches of House Targaryen from the two marriages of Viserys I. Hostilities really began when one of Rhaenyra's sons, Lucerys Velaryon, was killed by one of Rhaenyra's half-brothers, Aemond Targaryen, even though Lucerys had come as a messenger. For this Lucerys' stepfather Daemon Targaryen had one of Aegon II's sons, a half-nephew by marriage/great-nephew (he had married his niece Rhaenyra) killed. Later Daemon and Aemond killed each other in battle (Daemon's body was never found but it is very unlikely he survived). Aegon III, the oldest surviving son of Rhaenyra, was kept hostage by his half-uncle Aegon after Aegon II had Rhaenyra eaten by his dragon. When the war began turning against Aegon, he ordered his nephew's ear to be cut off, though was poisoned before this could happen.

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** Happened during "The Dance of the Dragons", a civil war between two branches of House Targaryen from the two marriages of Viserys I. Hostilities really began when one of Rhaenyra's sons, Lucerys Velaryon, was killed by one of Rhaenyra's half-brothers, Aemond Targaryen, even though Lucerys had come as a messenger. For this Lucerys' stepfather Daemon Targaryen had one of Aegon II's sons, a half-nephew by marriage/great-nephew (he had married his niece Rhaenyra) killed. Later Daemon and Aemond killed each other in battle (Daemon's body was never found but it is very unlikely he survived). Aegon III, the oldest surviving son of Rhaenyra, was kept hostage by his half-uncle Aegon after Aegon II had Rhaenyra eaten by his dragon. When the war began turning against Aegon, he ordered his nephew's ear to be cut off, though was poisoned before this could happen.happen, meaning his nephew became Aegon III.



** Tywin Lannister's grandfather Gerold Lannister became Lord of Casterly Rock after the sudden death of his brother Tybolt Lannister and shortly after Tybolt's daughter Cerelle, meaning he was suspected of murdering them.

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** Tywin Lannister's grandfather Gerold Lannister became Lord of Casterly Rock after the sudden death of his brother Tybolt Lannister and shortly after Tybolt's daughter Cerelle, Cerelle died, meaning he was suspected of murdering them.
6th Apr '16 1:56:22 PM 20person
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** From the early Targaryen dynasty was Maegor the Cruel, son of Aegon I Targaryen. After his half-brother Aenys died he claimed the throne, killed two of Aenys's sons, and married one of Aenys's daughters. He was thought to be the cruellest Targaryen King (till [[TheCaligula Aerys II]] over 200 years later). The youngest son of Aenys, Jaehaerys I [[AChildShallLeadThem (who was only 14 at the time)]], led a successful rebellion and Maegor died mysteriously before Jaehaerys reached King's Landing, many thinking Maegor killed himself with the Iron Throne.

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** From the early Targaryen dynasty was Maegor the Cruel, son of Aegon I Targaryen. After his half-brother Aenys died he claimed the throne, killed two of Aenys's sons, and married one of Aenys's daughters. He was thought to be the cruellest Targaryen King (till [[TheCaligula Aerys II]] over 200 years later). The youngest son of Aenys, Jaehaerys I [[AChildShallLeadThem (who ([[AChildShallLeadThem who was only 14 at the time)]], time]]), led a successful rebellion and Maegor died mysteriously before Jaehaerys reached King's Landing, many thinking Maegor killed himself with the Iron Throne.
6th Apr '16 1:55:46 PM 20person
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** From the early Targaryen dynasty was Maegor the Cruel, son of Aegon I Targaryen. After his half-brother Aenys died he claimed the throne, killed two of Aenys's sons, and married one of Aenys's daughters. He was thought to be the cruellest Targaryen King (till [[TheCaligula Aerys II]] over 200 years later). The youngest son of Aenys, Jaehaerys I (who was only 14 at the time), led a successful rebellion and Maegor died mysteriously before Jaehaerys reached King's Landing, many thinking Maegor killed himself with the Iron Throne.

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** From the early Targaryen dynasty was Maegor the Cruel, son of Aegon I Targaryen. After his half-brother Aenys died he claimed the throne, killed two of Aenys's sons, and married one of Aenys's daughters. He was thought to be the cruellest Targaryen King (till [[TheCaligula Aerys II]] over 200 years later). The youngest son of Aenys, Jaehaerys I [[AChildShallLeadThem (who was only 14 at the time), time)]], led a successful rebellion and Maegor died mysteriously before Jaehaerys reached King's Landing, many thinking Maegor killed himself with the Iron Throne.
6th Apr '16 1:50:15 PM 20person
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** From the early Targaryen dynasty was Maegor the Cruel, son of Aegon I Targaryen. After his half-brother Aenys died he claimed the throne and killed two of Aenys' sons. He was thought to be the cruellest Targaryen King (till [[TheCaligula Aerys II]] over 200 years later). The youngest son of Aegon, Jaehaerys I, led a successful rebellion and Maegor died mysteriously before Jaehaerys reached King's Landing, many thinking Maegor killed himself with the Iron Throne.

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** From the early Targaryen dynasty was Maegor the Cruel, son of Aegon I Targaryen. After his half-brother Aenys died he claimed the throne and throne, killed two of Aenys' sons.Aenys's sons, and married one of Aenys's daughters. He was thought to be the cruellest Targaryen King (till [[TheCaligula Aerys II]] over 200 years later). The youngest son of Aegon, Aenys, Jaehaerys I, I (who was only 14 at the time), led a successful rebellion and Maegor died mysteriously before Jaehaerys reached King's Landing, many thinking Maegor killed himself with the Iron Throne.
31st Mar '16 2:40:43 PM GlitteringFlowers
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%%* Rido from ''VampireKnight''.

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%%* * Rido from ''VampireKnight''.''VampireKnight'' is this to the protagonist Yuuki Kuran, specially when he [[spoiler: becomes obsessed with Yuuki herself, to the point of ''[[ParentalIncest wanting to make her his wife]]''.]]



** The Sand siblings uncle [[DeadlyDoctor Yashamaru]], [[spoiler: or so it seems. He was ordered to pretend to be evil]].
** Neji viewed Hiashi, Hinata's father, as this for a good portion of his life. He eventually learns he's not as bad as he seems [[spoiler:and he didn't force his twin brother to die in his place]].

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** The Sand siblings uncle [[DeadlyDoctor Yashamaru]], [[spoiler: or so it seems. He was ordered to pretend ''pretend'' to be evil]].
** Neji viewed Hiashi, Hinata's father, father Hiashi as this for a good portion of his life. He eventually learns he's not as bad as he seems [[spoiler:and he didn't force his twin brother to die in his place]].



* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kanek's maternal aunt is this combined with a hefty dose of WickedStepmother. She constantly went to her widowed, ExtremeDoormat sister for money, requiring her to work extra jobs until she died from overwork. Kaneki went to live with his aunt's family, quickly discovering that they had been ''much'' better off to begin with and simply wanted more. Kaneki's aunt spent the rest of his years living with her neglecting his basic needs, leaving him out of family meals, berating him if he dared to speak in her presence, throwing out the books he inherited from his father out of spite, and generally doing everything in her power to grind every ounce of happiness out of him for the crime of existing. To top it all off, she also constantly complained about how ''terrible'' her sister had been. You know....the one that worked herself to death without complaint because her sister wanted a new fridge and a bigger television. And all because she resented her sister for supposedly being smarter/better than her while they were growing up.

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kanek's Ken Kaneki's maternal aunt is this combined with a hefty dose of WickedStepmother. She constantly went to her widowed, ExtremeDoormat sister for money, requiring her to work extra jobs until she died from overwork. Kaneki went to live with his aunt's family, quickly discovering that they had been ''much'' better off to begin with and simply wanted more. Kaneki's aunt spent the rest of his years living with her neglecting his basic needs, leaving him out of family meals, berating him if he dared to speak in her presence, throwing out the books he inherited from his father out of spite, and generally doing everything in her power to grind every ounce of happiness out of him for the crime of existing. To top it all off, she also constantly complained about how ''terrible'' her sister had been. You know....been... yeah, the one woman that worked herself to death without complaint because her sister wanted a new fridge and a bigger television. And all because she resented her sister for supposedly being smarter/better than her while they were growing up.
* ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'' has a case that includes an Evil Aunt. [[spoiler: Sachiyo Ichinose is a greedy SmugSnake who wants to place her paws in the hefty inheritance that her teenage niece Kaoru will get after the death of her ''very'' rich mother, Hanayo. However, Kaoru's {{knight templar big brother}}s Kunihiko and Akihiko are willing to do ''anything'' to protect Kaoru from Sachiyo's machinations... up and including ''murder''.]]
31st Mar '16 2:33:07 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Lord Lundgren, younger brother of Lyndis's grandfather in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken]]''.

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* Franchise/FireEmblem has many examples:
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Seisen no Keifu]]'', Prince Lewyn has ''two'' of these to contend with, Maios and Daccar. ([[spoiler: Though in the Oosawa manga, Daccar is shown to have some HiddenDepths and then goes the RedemptionEqualsDeath way]]). Later on Bloome is this to Teeny [[spoiler: and if Tailto didn't have kids, to Linda]] (though he isn't as cruel to her as [[EvilMatriarch Hilda]] was), and if the player pairs up Lex and Azel with anyone, Danan and Alvis become Evil Uncles to their children.
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Lord Lundgren, younger brother of Lyndis's grandfather in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken]]''.



** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Seisen no Keifu]]'', Prince Lewyn has ''two'' of these to contend with, Maios and Daccar. ([[spoiler: Though in the Oosawa manga, Daccar is shown to have some HiddenDepths ad then gos the RedemptionEqualsDeath way]]). Later on Bloome is this to Teeny [[spoiler: and if Tailto didn't have kids, to Linda]] (though he isn't as cruel to her as [[EvilMatriarch Hilda]] was), and if the player pairs up Lex and Azel with anyone, Danan and Alvis become Evil Uncles to their children.
31st Mar '16 2:31:01 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** It's subverted in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. [[spoiler: Azura's mother Queen Shenmei of Nohr and the Avatar's mother Queen Mikoto of Hoshido are actually good persons... who CameBackWrong thanks to the BigBad Anankos/Hydra. Even more - Shenmei battles her niece/nephew, her daughter and their troops ''not knowing who they are'' since she's got LaserGuidedAmnesia. Once either of them is defeated (and in Shenmei's case, she recovers her memories), they die in peace and speaking to them kindly.]]

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** It's subverted in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. [[spoiler: Azura's mother Queen Shenmei Arete of Nohr and the Avatar's mother Queen Mikoto of Hoshido are actually good persons... who CameBackWrong thanks to the BigBad Anankos/Hydra. Anankos. Even more - Shenmei Arete battles her niece/nephew, her daughter and their troops ''not knowing who they are'' since she's got LaserGuidedAmnesia. Once either of them is defeated (and in Shenmei's Arete's case, she recovers her memories), they die in peace and speaking to them their relatives kindly.]]
10th Mar '16 9:49:11 AM Willbyr
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* ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' gives us Kasumi Sumadera the [[EvilUncle Evil Aunt]] who's out for revenge against her niece Ange.

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* ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' gives us Kasumi Sumadera the [[EvilUncle Evil Aunt]] who's out for revenge against her niece Ange.
22nd Feb '16 8:44:56 AM Vox
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** As far as most of the Seven Kingdoms are aware, King Joffrey has a whole parade of {{Evil Uncle}}s, including the usurpers Renly and Stannis Baratheon, the "twisted little monkey demon" Tyrion Lannister who is [[spoiler: eventually convicted of Joffrey's murder]], and the bloodthirsty Jaime Lannister. The subversion is that none of them are actually evil uncles: [[spoiler:The Baratheons aren't really Joffrey's uncles since Joffrey wasn't fathered by Robert, Tyrion actually cares for his nephew, Jaime is also Joffrey's [[BrotherSisterIncest ''father'']] and, while not a straightforward hero, is a far more morally complex character then he first appears, Stannis is trying to take the throne out of [[ReluctantRoyalty his sense of duty]].]] Renly may play this slightly more straight as he was planning on overthrowing Joffrey [[spoiler:while thinking they were his nephew, though ironically despite being the most villainous of this four he is the [[VillainWithGoodPublicity most well-liked]], partially because he died before he could dethrone Joffrey and it is believed his ghost helped defeat Stannis.]] And while none of the four are saints, Joffrey is much more evil than all of them put together, with Jaime even thinking that Joffrey [[spoiler: deserved to die]] and Tyrion, though knowing Joffrey's younger brother Tommen would probably be a better King, will not kill Joffrey despite Joffrey [[EvilNephew delighting in tormenting him]].

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** As far as most of the Seven Kingdoms are aware, King Joffrey has a whole parade of {{Evil Uncle}}s, including the usurpers Renly and Stannis Baratheon, the "twisted little monkey demon" Tyrion Lannister who is [[spoiler: eventually convicted of Joffrey's murder]], and the bloodthirsty Jaime Lannister. The subversion is that none of them are actually evil uncles: [[spoiler:The Baratheons aren't really Joffrey's uncles since Joffrey wasn't fathered by Robert, Tyrion actually cares for his nephew, nephew ([[EvilNephew at first]]), Jaime is also Joffrey's [[BrotherSisterIncest ''father'']] [[BrotherSisterIncest biological father as well as his uncle]] and, while not a straightforward hero, is a far more morally complex character then he first appears, Stannis is trying to take the throne out of [[ReluctantRoyalty his sense of duty]].]] Renly may play this slightly more straight as he was planning on overthrowing Joffrey [[spoiler:while thinking they were his nephew, though ironically despite being the most villainous of this four he is the [[VillainWithGoodPublicity most well-liked]], partially because he died before he could dethrone Joffrey and it is believed his ghost helped defeat Stannis.]] And while none of the four are saints, Joffrey is much more evil than all of them put together, with Jaime even thinking that Joffrey [[spoiler: deserved to die]] and Tyrion, though knowing Joffrey's younger brother Tommen would probably be a better King, will not kill Joffrey despite Joffrey [[EvilNephew delighting in tormenting him]].
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