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24th Sep '16 1:15:45 AM foxley
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%%* The ''Literature/AlexDelaware'' novel ''Blood Test'' by Jonathan Kellerman.

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%%* * The ''Literature/AlexDelaware'' novel ''Blood Test'' by Jonathan Kellerman.Kellerman, has this as the big reveal, with the older sister being the mother of the younger [[spoiler:and then having the same father.]]


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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Death and the Divas", it is revealed that when a younger sister had an illegitimate baby, her older married sister registered the baby as hers and raised the girl as her own.
15th Sep '16 12:19:41 PM ThatBitterTase
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* Upon the announcement of her candidacy for Vice-President of the United States in the 2008 elections, rumours began to circulate that Gov. Sarah Palin was actually the grandmother of her youngest son, and that his oldest sister was actually his mother. Subverted, as the rumours were soon proved completely unfounded. Her eldest daughter, Bristol, would later get pregnant out of wedlock, but the Palins decided to be public about it.

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* Upon the announcement of her candidacy for Vice-President of the United States in the 2008 elections, rumours began to circulate that Gov. Sarah Palin was actually the grandmother of her youngest son, and that his oldest sister was actually his mother. Subverted, as the rumours were soon proved completely unfounded.unfounded; one of the giveaways was that the boy, Trig, had Down's Syndrome, which is ''far'' more common with older mothers. Her eldest daughter, Bristol, would later get pregnant out of wedlock, but the Palins decided to be public about it.
12th Sep '16 5:37:38 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Unauthorized Obituary", Jessica discovers that the sister of the VictimOfTheWeek was really her daughter, with the mother having given birth when she was fifteen. This explains why she was so protective of her 'sister'.
8th Aug '16 9:45:41 PM Fireblood
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** Since Season 1 we have the knowledge that Jaime Lannister is actually the father of Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen, instead of their uncle due to BrotherSisterIncest.
** Like hinted in the books, [[spoiler:Season 6 confirms that Ned Stark passed Jon Snow for his bastard son instead of his nephew to conceal his Targaryen legacy from Robert Baratheon.]]

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** Since Season 1 we have the knowledge that Jaime Lannister is actually the father of Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen, instead of their uncle ([[{{Squick}} though he's also that too]]) due to BrotherSisterIncest.
** Like it's hinted in the books, [[spoiler:Season 6 confirms that Ned Stark passed Jon Snow for off as his bastard son instead of his nephew to conceal his Targaryen legacy from Robert Baratheon.]]]]
* ''Series/{{Tyrant}}'': Leila reveals to Cameron that she had an affair with Barry, who is really his father, but let Jamal think he was his.
15th Jul '16 2:37:19 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has this at the centre of one of its key reveals: [[spoiler: Peggy Carter]] wasn't [[spoiler: Alison Carter's]] older sister. She was her mother. The crucial parts, however, are the identity of the father, [[spoiler: Steve Rogers]] and what this means for [[spoiler: Alison's]] granddaughter, [[spoiler: Carol Danvers.]]
13th Jul '16 12:24:57 AM PaulA
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** In the ''Cutler'' series by the same author, Lillian discovers that her mother Georgia [[spoiler:is actually her aunt - Lillian's birth mother was Georgia's sister who died shortly after Lillian was born.]] Later, when Lillian [[spoiler:is raped and gives birth to Charlotte, the family pretends that Georgia is Charlotte's mother too.]]

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** In the ''Cutler'' ''[[Literature/CutlerSeries Cutler]]'' series by the same author, Lillian discovers that her mother Georgia [[spoiler:is actually her aunt - Lillian's birth mother was Georgia's sister who died shortly after Lillian was born.]] Later, when Lillian [[spoiler:is raped and gives birth to Charlotte, the family pretends that Georgia is Charlotte's mother too.]]



** In the ''Heaven'' series, the titular Heaven learns that her supposed step-grandfather is actually her father, thanks to him raping her mother, meaning that she isn't related at all to any of the people that she thought were her siblings. In a later book, her daughter Annie is horrified to find herself developing feelings for her half-brother Luke (the result of her father's drunken one-night with Heaven's "sister" Fanny), only to have it turn out that ''she'' is the result of her mother's own adulterous liaison, meaning she and Luke aren't related at all.
** The ''Dollanganger'' series reveals that [[spoiler:Chris Sr's mother Alicia was raped by his older half-brother Malcolm, leading to the birth of Corrine. Therefore, while Chris Sr and Corrine married believing themselves to be "only" uncle and niece, they were in fact brother and sister.]]
** In the ''Logan'' series, Melody Logan's mother Haille was raised as the adoptive daughter of Olivia and Samuel Logan, but [[spoiler:her biological mother turns out to be Olivia's sister Belinda.]] This also means that [[spoiler: Melody and Cary are second cousins rather than first cousins, paving the way for them to marry.]]
** In ''My Sweet Audrina'', Vera is revealed to be Audrina's half-sister as well as her cousin, due to Damion Adare having an affair with Vera's mother.

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** In the ''Heaven'' ''[[Literature/TheCasteelSeries Casteel]]'' series, the titular Heaven Casteel learns that her supposed step-grandfather is actually her father, thanks to him raping her mother, meaning that she isn't related at all to any of the people that she thought were her siblings. In a later book, her daughter Annie is horrified to find herself developing feelings for her half-brother Luke (the result of her father's drunken one-night with Heaven's "sister" Fanny), only to have it turn out that ''she'' is the result of her mother's own adulterous liaison, meaning she and Luke aren't related at all.
** The ''Dollanganger'' ''[[Literature/DollangangerSeries Dollanganger]]'' series reveals that [[spoiler:Chris Sr's mother Alicia was raped by his older half-brother Malcolm, leading to the birth of Corrine. Therefore, while Chris Sr and Corrine married believing themselves to be "only" uncle and niece, they were in fact brother and sister.]]
** In the ''Logan'' ''[[Literature/LoganSeries Logan]]'' series, Melody Logan's mother Haille was raised as the adoptive daughter of Olivia and Samuel Logan, but [[spoiler:her biological mother turns out to be Olivia's sister Belinda.]] This also means that [[spoiler: Melody and Cary are second cousins rather than first cousins, paving the way for them to marry.]]
** In ''My Sweet Audrina'', ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'', Vera is revealed to be Audrina's half-sister as well as her cousin, due to Damion Adare having an affair with Vera's mother.
6th Jul '16 4:49:57 AM StFan
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* In the third book of ''iterature/TheRubyRedTrilogy'' it is revealed that [[spoiler: Grace, the woman who raised main protagonist Gwyneth, is actually the cousin of Gwyneths biological mother Lucy. Lucy had to flee from [[BigBad The Count]] only days after giving birth and couldn't take her baby with her. Grace kept it a secret to protect Gwyneth.]]

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* In the third book of ''iterature/TheRubyRedTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheRubyRedTrilogy'' it is revealed that [[spoiler: Grace, the woman who raised main protagonist Gwyneth, is actually the cousin of Gwyneths biological mother Lucy. Lucy had to flee from [[BigBad The Count]] only days after giving birth and couldn't take her baby with her. Grace kept it a secret to protect Gwyneth.]]
6th Jul '16 4:49:09 AM StFan
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-->-- '''Creator/JackNicholson''', about his mother

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-->-- '''Creator/JackNicholson''', about '''Creator/JackNicholson''' (about his mother
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The most typical example of the trope would be an "older sister" who is actually a mother and "parents" who are really grandparents, a situation that was frequently TruthInTelevision before premarital sex and childrearing out-of-wedlock were destigmatized. (See the RealLife section for more historical detail.) In fiction set in the past, this may still be the reason for the Switcheroo. In contemporary society, the damage done by forcing the family to lie to the child and to the outside world is generally seen as much worse than an admitted out-of-wedlock birth--even if the child is being RaisedByGrandparents or [[{{Nephewism}} other relatives]], they will know who their birth mother is. Contemporary Switcheroos (both in real life and in fiction) are likely to be concealing a much darker and more potentially damaging family secret, such as a pregnancy caused by rape or incest.

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The most typical example of the trope would be an "older sister" who is actually a mother and "parents" who are really grandparents, a situation that was frequently TruthInTelevision before premarital sex and childrearing out-of-wedlock were destigmatized. (See the RealLife section for more historical detail.) In fiction set in the past, this may still be the reason for the Switcheroo. In contemporary society, the damage done by forcing the family to lie to the child and to the outside world is generally seen as much worse than an admitted out-of-wedlock birth--even birth -- even if the child is being RaisedByGrandparents or [[{{Nephewism}} other relatives]], they will know who their birth mother is. Contemporary Switcheroos (both in real life and in fiction) are likely to be concealing a much darker and more potentially damaging family secret, such as a pregnancy caused by rape or incest.






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* In ''The Will'' by Creator/JunjiIto, Hiroko's sister Taeko commits suicide, leaving a note in which she promises to curse someone from beyond the grave - but the intended victim's name is obscured by a blood stain. It's revealed that Taeko was actually Hiroko's cousin, and her "parents" were her biological aunt and uncle (leading the family to believe that the reason for her suicide was the stress of finding out she was adopted.)

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* In ''The Will'' by Creator/JunjiIto, Hiroko's sister Taeko commits suicide, leaving a note in which she promises to curse someone from beyond the grave - -- but the intended victim's name is obscured by a blood stain. It's revealed that Taeko was actually Hiroko's cousin, and her "parents" were her biological aunt and uncle (leading the family to believe that the reason for her suicide was the stress of finding out she was adopted.)



* Subverted in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''. Not only is the child entirely unwanted when it shows up - it also has ''no head'', which fails to surprise anyone who knows the alleged father. And then it [[spoiler:turns out to be a walking humanoid bomb]].
* Kelly O'Hare, title character of the 1983 (or so) comic ''CuteyBunny'' has a dependent, Taffy, who both have enough youthful appearance to have characters remark: 'sister, huh...?'

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* Subverted in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''.''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''. Not only is the child entirely unwanted when it shows up - it also has ''no head'', which fails to surprise anyone who knows the alleged father. And then it [[spoiler:turns out to be a walking humanoid bomb]].
* Kelly O'Hare, title character of the 1983 (or so) comic ''CuteyBunny'' ''ComicBook/CuteyBunny'' has a dependent, Taffy, who both have enough youthful appearance to have characters remark: 'sister, huh...?'



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* ''FanFic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind'': Luna is technically Celestia's daughter, but Celestia insists Luna call her "sister" due to [[GodEmperor Celestia's]] [[Literature/HorusHeresy bad experiences with having sons]].
* ''AlexandraQuick'' has [[spoiler: Alex herself. Her mother, Claudia, is actually her oldest sister, who walked away from the wizard world. Her real mother is Hecate Grimm, who unfortunately suffers from amnesia so severe that her sister, Lilith, turned her into a cat, which has allowed Hecate to live a moderately decent life.]]
* This is brought up in the middle of ''[[FanFic/LunaTheMatchmaker Curse of the Werepony]]'', where it is explained that [[spoiler:Sweetie Belle]] is [[spoiler:Rarity]]'s biological daughter, and their "parents" are actually cousins of [[spoiler:Rarity]]'s real parents, who disowned her.
** The same setup is shown in [[FanFic/TheDearSweetieBelleContinuity "Dear Sweetie Belle"]], though their "parents" really are [[spoiler:Rarity]]'s parents in this one.

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* ''FanFic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind'': ''Fanfic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind'': Luna is technically Celestia's daughter, but Celestia insists Luna call her "sister" due to [[GodEmperor Celestia's]] [[Literature/HorusHeresy bad experiences with having sons]].
* ''AlexandraQuick'' ''Fanfic/AlexandraQuick'' has [[spoiler: Alex herself. Her mother, Claudia, is actually her oldest sister, who walked away from the wizard world. Her real mother is Hecate Grimm, who unfortunately suffers from amnesia so severe that her sister, Lilith, turned her into a cat, which has allowed Hecate to live a moderately decent life.]]
* This is brought up in the middle of ''[[FanFic/LunaTheMatchmaker ''[[Fanfic/LunaTheMatchmaker Curse of the Werepony]]'', where it is explained that [[spoiler:Sweetie Belle]] is [[spoiler:Rarity]]'s biological daughter, and their "parents" are actually cousins of [[spoiler:Rarity]]'s real parents, who disowned her.
** * The same setup is shown in [[FanFic/TheDearSweetieBelleContinuity "Dear ''[[Fanfic/TheDearSweetieBelleContinuity Dear Sweetie Belle"]], Belle]]'', though their "parents" really are [[spoiler:Rarity]]'s parents in this one.



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Daria}}'' fanfiction sometimes reveals that Daria is Aunt Amy's daughter, due to their UncannyFamilyResemblance and similarly [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] personalities.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' fanfiction sometimes reveals that Daria is Aunt Amy's daughter, due to their UncannyFamilyResemblance and similarly [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] personalities. personalities.
* Creator/SamAndMickey's ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' parodies depict Barbie's "little sisters" as the illegitimate daughters of Barbie and Ken, whom Barbie publicly refers to as her sisters.



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--> '''Father:''' Besides, I could never have fathered a freak like you.
--> '''Lola:''' Yeah... but you did, you Jerk!
--> '''Father:''' No, I didn't!
* In the 1978 ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', Martha Kent suggests that she and Jonathan tell people that the baby boy they found was "a child of my cousin's...and just now orphaned."

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--> '''Father:''' -->'''Father:''' Besides, I could never have fathered a freak like you.
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'''Lola:''' Yeah... but you did, you Jerk!
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Jerk!\\
'''Father:''' No, I didn't!
* In the 1978 ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', Martha Kent suggests that she and Jonathan tell people that the baby boy they found was "a child of my cousin's... and just now orphaned."



* In ''HisDarkMaterials'' Lyra's [[spoiler:"Uncle" Lord Asriel was actually Lyra's father, her mother was Mrs. Coulter, making Lyra have a case of both this trope and LukeIAmYourFather]]. This masquerade was to cover up an affair.
* The AlexDelaware novel ''Blood Test'' by Jonathan Kellerman.

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* In ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', Lyra's [[spoiler:"Uncle" Lord Asriel was is actually Lyra's father, her mother was is Mrs. Coulter, making Lyra have a case of both this trope and LukeIAmYourFather]]. This masquerade was to cover up an affair.
* %%* The AlexDelaware ''Literature/AlexDelaware'' novel ''Blood Test'' by Jonathan Kellerman.



* In the third book of ''TheRubyRedTrilogy'' it is revealed that [[spoiler: Grace, the woman who raised main protagonist Gwyneth, is actually the cousin of Gwyneths biological mother Lucy. Lucy had to flee from [[BigBad The Count]] only days after giving birth and couldn't take her baby with her. Grace kept it a secret to protect Gwyneth.]]

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* In the third book of ''TheRubyRedTrilogy'' ''iterature/TheRubyRedTrilogy'' it is revealed that [[spoiler: Grace, the woman who raised main protagonist Gwyneth, is actually the cousin of Gwyneths biological mother Lucy. Lucy had to flee from [[BigBad The Count]] only days after giving birth and couldn't take her baby with her. Grace kept it a secret to protect Gwyneth.]]



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Baratheon children Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen learn that [[spoiler: their uncle Jaime Lannister is their biological father...[[BrotherSisterIncest but still also their uncle]]]]. They reject this notion, as their mother vehemently denies it as a scandalous rumor meant to cheat them out of their inheritance.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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Baratheon children Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen learn that [[spoiler: their uncle Jaime Lannister is their biological father...[[BrotherSisterIncest but still also their uncle]]]]. They reject this notion, as their mother vehemently denies it as a scandalous rumor meant to cheat them out of their inheritance.



* Very common in the works of VCAndrews:

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* In the Literature/{{Deryni}} book ''The Bishop's Heir'' said heir abruptly discovers that his parents are his grandparents, that his twin sister is is fact his aunt and that another long dead sister was actually his mother having clandestinely married a young man who later becomes a bishop. The emotional impact of the discovery is cushioned by the fact that the boy has known and been fond of his biological father since he was six, and the fact that he will fall heir to a duchy if they can only prove his parents were legally married probably doesn't hurt.
* Some of the twists in the ''[[Literature/AbramsDaughters Abram's Daughters]]'' series by Beverly Lewis feature this. For instance, Leah Ebersol eventually learns her biological mother is her "Aunt" Lizzie, while her biological father is the local (non-Amish) doctor. Likewise, Jake Mast isn't told until the series' final book that his fiancée is actually his biological aunt.

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* In the Literature/{{Deryni}} ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' book ''The Bishop's Heir'' said heir abruptly discovers that his parents are his grandparents, that his twin sister is is fact his aunt and that another long dead sister was actually his mother having clandestinely married a young man who later becomes a bishop. The emotional impact of the discovery is cushioned by the fact that the boy has known and been fond of his biological father since he was six, and the fact that he will fall heir to a duchy if they can only prove his parents were legally married probably doesn't hurt.
* Some of the twists in the ''[[Literature/AbramsDaughters Abram's Daughters]]'' ''Literature/AbramsDaughters'' series by Beverly Lewis feature this. For instance, Leah Ebersol eventually learns her biological mother is her "Aunt" Lizzie, while her biological father is the local (non-Amish) doctor. Likewise, Jake Mast isn't told until the series' final book that his fiancée is actually his biological aunt.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' two-parter ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]]''/''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances The Doctor Dances]]'' involved a young woman who was haunted by a little boy zombified-by-nanotech, who she claimed was her brother but turned out to be her son. He was only healed of his zombification after Nancy admitted to him that she was his mother, and the nanogenes recognized the literal 'mother genes' and heal him and everyone else based on their new knowledge. Prior to this he'd been walking around spreading TheVirus and calling out "Are You My Mummy?" (and being [[CreepyChild pretty damned creepy]] while doing so), hence the former trope name.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' two-parter ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]]''/''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances Child]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances The Doctor Dances]]'' involved Dances]]" involves a young woman who was is haunted by a little boy zombified-by-nanotech, who she claimed was claims is her brother but turned turns out to be her son. He was is only healed of his zombification after Nancy admitted admits to him that she was is his mother, and the nanogenes recognized recognize the literal 'mother genes' "mother genes" and heal him and everyone else based on their new knowledge. Prior to this he'd been walking around spreading TheVirus and calling out "Are You My Mummy?" (and being [[CreepyChild pretty damned creepy]] while doing so), hence the former trope name.



* ''Series/EastEnders'' has the following famous interchange between the Slater "sisters" (though TheReveal for the audience had happened a few months before, this was when Zoe found out). This was due to rape, Kat had been raped by her uncle at 13.
-->'''Zoe Slater:''' You can't tell me what to do, [[YoureNotMyFather you ain't my muvver!]]\\
'''Kat Slater:''' (Zoe's "sister") ''Yes I am!''

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* ''Series/EastEnders'' has the ''Series/EastEnders'':
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following famous interchange between the Slater "sisters" (though TheReveal for the audience had happened a few months before, this was when Zoe found out). This was due to rape, Kat had been raped by her uncle at 13.
-->'''Zoe --->'''Zoe Slater:''' You can't tell me what to do, [[YoureNotMyFather you ain't my muvver!]]\\
'''Kat Slater:''' Slater (Zoe's "sister") "sister"):''' ''Yes I am!''



* An episode of ''{{Numb3rs}}'' revolving around a polygamist cult featured a pair of women who were sisters ''and'' mother and daughter (unknown to the daughter until some way into the episode).

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* An episode of ''{{Numb3rs}}'' ''Series/Numb3rs'' revolving around a polygamist cult featured features a pair of women who were are sisters ''and'' mother and daughter (unknown to the daughter until some way into the episode).



* Oddly enough, {{played for laughs}} - sort of - in ''Series/ThirtyRock'''s Valentine's Day episode, as the capstone to the worst first date ever.
* On ''Series/VeronicaMars'', Jackie's 'younger brother' is revealed to be her son--a fact he is not aware of, as he calls his grandmother 'mom'.

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* Oddly enough, {{played for laughs}} - -- sort of - -- in ''Series/ThirtyRock'''s Valentine's Day episode, as the capstone to the worst first date ever.
* On ''Series/VeronicaMars'', Jackie's 'younger brother' "younger brother" is revealed to be her son--a son -- a fact he is not aware of, as he calls his grandmother 'mom'."mom".



* Occasionally encountered in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.
** Fin's nephew, and cousin of Fin's son Ken, Darius (played by Ludacris) forces Finn's ex-wife to reveal in court that he is actually her son, a half-brother to Ken, the result of being [[ParentalIncest raped by her own father]]. He was raised by his grandmother, who [[DeathbedConfession told him on her death bed]].
* Original ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had it in the episode "Merger" in 1999, where [[spoiler: the teenaged murder victim was the daughter of the wealthy family's older child, and not a sister]]

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* Occasionally encountered in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.
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''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. Fin's nephew, and cousin of Fin's son Ken, Darius (played by Ludacris) forces Finn's ex-wife to reveal in court that he is actually her son, a half-brother to Ken, the result of being [[ParentalIncest raped by her own father]]. He was raised by his grandmother, who [[DeathbedConfession told him on her death bed]].
* Original ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had has it in the episode "Merger" in 1999, where [[spoiler: the teenaged murder victim was the daughter of the wealthy family's older child, and not a sister]]



* On ''Series/{{The Vampire Diaries}}'', [[spoiler:Elena]] learns that her uncle is actually her biological father; she was born when he was a teenager, and after the mother left town, he gave his daughter to his much-older brother and his [[ButICantBePregnant supposedly infertile]] wife to raise as their own child.

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* On ''Series/{{The Vampire Diaries}}'', ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'', [[spoiler:Elena]] learns that her uncle is actually her biological father; she was born when he was a teenager, and after the mother left town, he gave his daughter to his much-older brother and his [[ButICantBePregnant supposedly infertile]] wife to raise as their own child.



* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' since Season 1 we have the knowledge that Jaime Lannister is actually the father of Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen, instead of their uncle due to BrotherSisterIncest.
** Like hinted in the books [[spoiler: Season 6 confirms that Ned Stark passed Jon Snow for his bastard son instead of his nephew to conceal his Targaryen legacy from Robert Baratheon.]]

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' since ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Since
Season 1 we have the knowledge that Jaime Lannister is actually the father of Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen, instead of their uncle due to BrotherSisterIncest.
** Like hinted in the books [[spoiler: Season books, [[spoiler:Season 6 confirms that Ned Stark passed Jon Snow for his bastard son instead of his nephew to conceal his Targaryen legacy from Robert Baratheon.]]



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* ''TopGirls'' by Caryl Churchill: [[spoiler:Angie is really Marlene's daughter, but was raised as the daughter of Marlene's sister Joyce. Poignantly played upon in the last scene when Angie calls for her mother and Marlene responds "No, it's Aunt Marlene."]]

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* ''TopGirls'' ''Theatre/TopGirls'' by Caryl Churchill: [[spoiler:Angie is really Marlene's daughter, but was raised as the daughter of Marlene's sister Joyce. Poignantly played upon in the last scene when Angie calls for her mother and Marlene responds "No, it's Aunt Marlene."]]



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* Creator/SamAndMickey's Franchise/{{Barbie}} parodies depict Barbie's "little sisters" as the illegitimate daughters of Barbie and Ken, whom Barbie publicly refers to as her sisters.
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* Creator/SamAndMickey's Franchise/{{Barbie}} parodies depict Barbie's "little sisters" as the illegitimate daughters of Barbie and Ken, whom Barbie publicly refers to as her sisters.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Quite a few examples, due to ectobiology (i.e., cloning) and TimeTravel mismatching generations and ages. [[spoiler:Dave's older brother is actually his genetic father. Jade's grandfather is actually her genetic father. John's [[PostHumousCharacter long-dead grandmother]] is his genetic mother and his father is actually his half-brother. Averted with Rose: Mom Lalonde IS her genetic mother. Ironically, Bro Strider is about the same age as Mom Lalonde, making it all the stranger that he tells Dave they're brothers instead of father and son.]]
** And then [[spoiler: after the scratch, we have the original kids swapped with their genetic parents. Jane Crocker was raised by Dad, who is now her genetic grandson. Jake was adopted by his genetic daughter, Jade, who called herself his grandmother. Dirk and Roxy refer to their genetic son and daughter respectively as older brother and mother. [[TimeTravel Time]] [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] [[TimeParadox shenanigans]].]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Quite a few examples, due to ectobiology (i.e., cloning) and TimeTravel mismatching generations and ages. [[spoiler:Dave's ages.
** Dave's
older brother is [[spoiler:is actually his genetic father. Jade's grandfather is actually her genetic father. John's [[PostHumousCharacter long-dead grandmother]] is his genetic mother and his father is actually his half-brother. Averted with Rose: Mom Lalonde IS her genetic mother. Ironically, Bro Strider is about the same age as Mom Lalonde, making it all the stranger that he tells Dave they're brothers instead of father and son.son]].
** Jade's grandfather [[spoiler:is actually her genetic father. John's [[PostHumousCharacter long-dead grandmother]] is his genetic mother and his father is actually his half-brother]].
** Averted with Rose: Mom Lalonde IS her genetic mother.
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** And then [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the scratch, we have the original kids swapped with their genetic parents. Jane Crocker was raised by Dad, who is now her genetic grandson. Jake was adopted by his genetic daughter, Jade, who called herself his grandmother. Dirk and Roxy refer to their genetic son and daughter respectively as older brother and mother. [[TimeTravel Time]] [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] [[TimeParadox shenanigans]].]]



* ''ShotgunShuffle'' has oldest daughter Ginger adopt middle daughter Juniper's son after Juni's teenage pregnancy. (And by "middle", we mean "4th of 7", not "2nd of 3".)

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* ''ShotgunShuffle'' ''Webcomic/ShotgunShuffle'' has oldest daughter Ginger adopt middle daughter Juniper's son after Juni's teenage pregnancy. (And by "middle", we mean "4th of 7", not "2nd of 3".)
28th Jun '16 12:19:08 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''GameOfThrones'' since Season 1 we have the knowledge that Jaime Lannister is actually the father of Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen, instead of their uncle due to BrotherSisterIncest.

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* In ''GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'' since Season 1 we have the knowledge that Jaime Lannister is actually the father of Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen, instead of their uncle due to BrotherSisterIncest.
28th Jun '16 2:57:16 AM leraluna
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* In ''GameOfThrones'' since Season 1 we have the knowledge that Jaime Lannister is actually the father of Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen, instead of their uncle due to BrotherSisterIncest.
**Like hinted in the books [[spoiler: Season 6 confirms that Ned Stark passed Jon Snow for his bastard son instead of his nephew to conceal his Targaryen legacy from Robert Baratheon.]]
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