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21st Jun '16 11:00:56 PM PaulA
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* In "Literature/TheTwoBrothers", collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, the twin brothers' uncle is a wicked and greedy man, though not especially more so to his nephews than to anyone else.
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14th Jun '16 11:55:38 PM PaulA
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* ''{{Kidnapped}}'' by Robert Louis Stevenson has Ebenezer Balfour, uncle of protagonist David, a miser who plots to murder his nephew. When that fails, he arranges to have him sold into slavery.

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* ''{{Kidnapped}}'' ''Literature/{{Kidnapped}}'' by Robert Louis Stevenson has Ebenezer Balfour, uncle of protagonist David, a miser who plots to murder his nephew. When that fails, he arranges to have him sold into slavery.
29th May '16 4:35:10 AM Doug86
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* In ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: The Hidden Years'', a series that chronicled early, apocryphal adventures of the original team of ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, Angel's uncle is revealed as an anti-mutant bigot who hates himself for not killing Angel when he was a child.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: ''ComicBook/XMen: The Hidden Years'', a series that chronicled early, apocryphal adventures of the original team of ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ComicBook/XMen, Angel's uncle is revealed as an anti-mutant bigot who hates himself for not killing Angel when he was a child.
28th May '16 7:09:09 PM JohnChurchill
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* In the Fanfic/ShadowWars Story Verse of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, Fluttershy's Uncle Windvane, a Pegasus supremacist who launches a major armed rebellion against Equestria and routinely murders captive civilians to power his war engines by the Pegasus Device, certainly qualifies.

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* In the Fanfic/ShadowWars Fanfic/TheShadowWars Story Verse of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, Fluttershy's Uncle Windvane, a Pegasus supremacist who launches a major armed rebellion against Equestria and routinely murders captive civilians to power drain their LifeEnergy by means of his war engines by the Pegasus Device, certainly qualifies.
28th May '16 7:05:50 PM JohnChurchill
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* In the Fanfic/ShadowWars Story Verse of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, Fluttershy's Uncle Windvane, a Pegasus supremacist who launches a major armed rebellion against Equestria and routinely murders captive civilians to power his war engines by the Pegasus Device, certainly qualifies.
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.
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