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17th May '16 6:51:45 AM mrthischarmingman2
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* 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 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 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.
22nd Apr '16 11:29:23 AM 20person
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** It is theorised by many fans that Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark's bastard son Jon Snow, [[spoiler:is really his sister Lyanna Stark's son with Rhaegar Targaryen, and that Ned is passing his nephew off as his son as he promised his dying sister he would keep them safe. Ned would rather claim Jon as his bastard (thus dishonouring himself and souring relations with his new wife) than allow Robert to kill Lyanna's only child]].

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** It is theorised by many fans that Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark's bastard son Jon Snow, [[spoiler:is really his sister Lyanna Stark's son with Rhaegar Targaryen, and that Ned is passing his nephew off as his son as he promised his dying sister that he would keep them her son safe. Ned would rather claim Jon as his bastard (thus dishonouring himself and permanently souring relations with his new wife) than allow Robert to kill Lyanna's only child]].
22nd Apr '16 11:26:03 AM 20person
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** It is theorised by many fans that Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark's bastard son Jon Snow, [[spoiler:is really his sister Lyanna Stark's son with Rhaegar Targaryen, and that Ned is passing his nephew of as his son as he promised his dying sister he would keep them safe.]]

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** It is theorised by many fans that Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark's bastard son Jon Snow, [[spoiler:is really his sister Lyanna Stark's son with Rhaegar Targaryen, and that Ned is passing his nephew of off as his son as he promised his dying sister he would keep them safe.]]safe. Ned would rather claim Jon as his bastard (thus dishonouring himself and souring relations with his new wife) than allow Robert to kill Lyanna's only child]].
20th Apr '16 9:00:57 PM DrOO7
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* The 1990 TV miniseries version of ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', with Charles Dance. In it, it is revealed that the Opera House's old manager is Erik's father, but he has pretended to be a more distant relative, "out of cowardice". Towards the end, he reveals the truth to Erik, who in a slight subversion says he'd known it, and wondered when he would tell the truth. The same thing happens in the Yeston-Kopit musical version, which had the same writer.

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* The 1990 TV miniseries version of ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Series/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', with Charles Dance.Creator/CharlesDance. In it, it is revealed that the Opera House's old manager is Erik's father, but he has pretended to be a more distant relative, "out of cowardice". Towards the end, he reveals the truth to Erik, who in a slight subversion says he'd known it, and wondered when he would tell the truth. The same thing happens in the Yeston-Kopit musical version, which had the same writer.
23rd Dec '15 4:04:50 PM MrThorfan64
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** Similarly King Daeron II Targaryen "The Good"'s uncle Prince on both sides (due to his parents being siblings, as per Targaryen tradition) Prince Aemon the Dragonknight was actually his father. However many think it is more likely that King Aegon IV Targaryen "The Unworthy" began the rumors himself out of spite at his only legitimate son, as Aegon wanted to make one of his bastards heir.

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** Similarly Prince Aemon the Dragonknight, the uncle of King Daeron II Targaryen "The Good"'s uncle Prince Good" on both sides (due to his Daeron's parents being siblings, as per Targaryen tradition) Prince Aemon the Dragonknight was actually his father. However many think it is more likely that King Aegon IV Targaryen "The Unworthy" began the rumors himself out of spite at his only legitimate son, as Aegon wanted to make one of his bastards heir.
23rd Dec '15 4:03:01 PM MrThorfan64
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** There are rumors around the Twins that Lord Walder Frey's sixth wife Anarra Farring conceived her children with Black Walder, Lord Walder's great-grandson by his first wife Perra Royce. If that's the case, it means Elmar's great-nephew is actually his father while his father is actually his great-great grandfather. [[BigScrewedUpFamily As if the Frey family tree wasn't already bizarre and tangled]].
** Historically, Corlys Velaryon claimed Addam of Hull and Alan of Hull as his grandchildren. However Corlys' son Laenor was in the TransparentCloset, so its much more likely that the boys were actually his sons.

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** Similarly King Daeron II Targaryen "The Good"'s uncle Prince on both sides (due to his parents being siblings, as per Targaryen tradition) Prince Aemon the Dragonknight was actually his father. However many think it is more likely that King Aegon IV Targaryen "The Unworthy" began the rumors himself out of spite at his only legitimate son, as Aegon wanted to make one of his bastards heir.
** There are rumors around the Twins that Lord Walder Frey's sixth wife Anarra Farring conceived her children with Black Walder, Lord Walder's great-grandson by his first wife Perra Royce. If that's the case, it means Elmar's great-nephew is actually his father while his father is actually his great-great grandfather. Black Walder is also rumored to have had affairs with many of the women round the Twins, such as his both his brother's wives, even those who are also [[KissingCousins descended]] from Lord Walder. [[BigScrewedUpFamily As if the Frey family tree wasn't already bizarre and tangled]].
** Historically, Corlys Velaryon claimed Addam of Hull and Alan Alyn of Hull as his grandchildren. However Corlys' son Laenor was in the TransparentCloset, so its much more likely that the boys were actually his sons. To make things more complicated, Alyn, who succeeded Corlys, married his [[KissingCousins cousin]] Baela, who if the rumors were true was actually his half-niece.
** It is theorised by many fans that Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark's bastard son Jon Snow, [[spoiler:is really his sister Lyanna Stark's son with Rhaegar Targaryen, and that Ned is passing his nephew of as his son as he promised his dying sister he would keep them safe.]]
20th Dec '15 3:59:52 PM Neaify
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* In 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'' 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.]]
20th Dec '15 3:58:54 PM Neaify
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* On a similar line, in 'Travels with my Aunt', the aunt turned out to the mother, while his 'mother' really was his aunt taking responsibility for her sister's mistake.

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* On a similar line, in 'Travels ''Travels with my Aunt', Aunt'', the aunt turned out to the mother, while his 'mother' really was his aunt taking responsibility for her sister's mistake.mistake.
* In 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.]]
17th Oct '15 7:58:20 AM ZeldaQueen64
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* In the 2009 film ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGrey'', when Dorian introduces herself to Sybil Vane for the first time, he says he saw her previously in a gin tavern but was unable to talk to her because she'd left with another man. He's noticeably uncomfortable, assuming the man was her lover, until she says that the man she left with was "Jim... my brother."

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* In the 2009 film ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGrey'', ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', when Dorian introduces herself to Sybil Vane for the first time, he says he saw her previously in a gin tavern but was unable to talk to her because she'd left with another man. He's noticeably uncomfortable, assuming the man was her lover, until she says that the man she left with was "Jim... my brother."
17th Oct '15 7:55:50 AM ZeldaQueen64
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* In the 2009 film ''Film/ThePictureOfDorianGrey'', when Dorian introduces herself to Sybil Vane for the first time, he says he saw her previously in a gin tavern but was unable to talk to her because she'd left with another man. He's noticeably uncomfortable, assuming the man was her lover, until she says that the man she left with was "Jim... my brother."

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* In the 2009 film ''Film/ThePictureOfDorianGrey'', ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGrey'', when Dorian introduces herself to Sybil Vane for the first time, he says he saw her previously in a gin tavern but was unable to talk to her because she'd left with another man. He's noticeably uncomfortable, assuming the man was her lover, until she says that the man she left with was "Jim... my brother."
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