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22nd Jan '17 5:30:40 AM Rhodes7
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* ''Series/{{Medici}}'' has the Medici and the Albizzi in constant conflict, both for political control over Florence, and because of an old grudge.
21st Jan '17 4:34:27 PM MrThorfan64
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** Riverlands families Bracken and Blackwood ''loathe'' each other, to the point that Lord Tytos Blackwood refuses to surrender despite his castle being his side's last remaining stronghold in a war, because it means he'll be surrendering to the Brackens. When Jaime Lannister comes along and offers more amicable terms, he's quick to surrender. While there Jaime inquires why the two families have never tried to make peace, and it turns out they have made peace dozens of times and are so intermarried every Blackwood has a Bracken ancestor, and visa versa. Eventually the people who made the peace die, and something reinvigorates the feud.

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** Riverlands families Bracken and Blackwood ''loathe'' each other, to the point that Lord Tytos Blackwood refuses to surrender despite his castle being his side's last remaining stronghold in a war, because it means he'll be surrendering to the Brackens. When Jaime Lannister comes along and offers more amicable terms, he's quick to surrender. While there Jaime inquires why the two families have never tried to make peace, and it turns out they have made peace dozens of times and are so intermarried every Blackwood has a Bracken ancestor, and visa versa. Eventually the people who made the peace die, and something reinvigorates the feud. The Bracken-Blackwood feud had wider-reaching consequences for the realm, and may have helped to fuel the first Blackfyre Rebellion.



** Although initially rather one-sided, the Freys have loathed their titular overlords the Tullys for quite a while and stalled them wherever feasible using mainly PassiveAggressiveKombat of various kinds and ducking behind PlausibleDeniability whenever possible without actively breaking their connections. [[spoiler: They ramp their end of the feud up by several orders of magnitude thanks to the Red Wedding, so it actually becomes this trope good and hard with any surviving (or undead) Tully and their allies quite motivated to join in. As many Northmen and Rivermen were murdered, the Freys are surrounded by people who want them dead, and for breaking SacredHospitality most of the Seven Kingdoms, even their allies, despise them.]]
** The Manderlys and the Peakes of the Reach feuded until the former were defeated and fled to the North, at which point the Peakes were given their abandoned castles. This stemmed from a dispute between 2 historical Lords Manderly and Peake over which of their wives would inherit the throne of the Reach from their father-in-law the king, who had no sons. After a war during which the Dornish invaded, sacked the king's castle, and killed the king, a coalition led by the Tyrells ended the dispute by ignoring the feuding lords and crowning a distant cousin as king.

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** Although initially rather one-sided, the Freys have loathed their titular overlords the Tullys for quite a while and stalled them wherever feasible using mainly PassiveAggressiveKombat of various kinds and ducking behind PlausibleDeniability whenever possible without actively breaking their connections. [[spoiler: They ramp their end of the feud up by several orders of magnitude thanks to the Red Wedding, so it actually becomes this trope good and hard with any surviving (or undead) Tully and their allies quite motivated to join in. As many Northmen and Rivermen were murdered, the Freys are surrounded by people who want them dead, and for breaking SacredHospitality most of the Seven Kingdoms, even their allies, despise them.]]
]] Ironically enough, there are numerous feuds within House Frey due to how large and unpleasant the House is, with Walder Frey's many descendants jockeying for favour and the implication numerous members are quite willing to murder their way up the line of succession.
** The Manderlys and the Peakes of the Reach feuded until the former were defeated and fled to the North, at which point the Peakes were given their abandoned castles. This stemmed from a dispute between 2 historical Lords Manderly and Peake over which of their wives would inherit the throne of the Reach from their father-in-law father the king, who had no sons. After a war during which the Dornish invaded, sacked the king's castle, and killed the king, a coalition led by the Tyrells ended the dispute by ignoring the feuding lords and crowning a distant cousin as king.



** The Targaryens and Martells feuded for years, until a marriage alliance finally ended the feud. This, however, only fueled the animosity of House Blackfyre until it rebelled against their Targaryen overlords and kin.

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** The Targaryens and Martells feuded for years, until a marriage alliance finally ended the feud. This, however, only fueled fuelled the animosity of House Blackfyre until it rebelled against their Targaryen overlords and kin.



* UsefulNotes/TheWarOfTheRoses, with House York and House Lancaster. It started in 1455, due to the fallout from the English defeat in UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and the declining mental state of Henry VI. Because he came to the throne as an infant, and never became a forceful leader, the nobility descended from different sons of Edward III grew in power and ambition. This was complicated by the fact that Henry's grandfather, Henry IV, was a usurper, and one without an ironclad claim to the throne

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* UsefulNotes/TheWarOfTheRoses, with House York and House Lancaster. It started in 1455, due to the fallout from the English defeat in UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and the declining mental state of Henry VI. Because he came to the throne as an infant, and never became a forceful leader, the nobility descended from different sons of Edward III grew in power and ambition. This was complicated by the fact that Henry's grandfather, Henry IV, was a usurper, and one without an ironclad claim to the thronethrone, from a certain perspective the Yorkist claim to the throne was actually better then Henry VI's claim.
18th Jan '17 1:40:41 PM Dravencour
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* The Battle-Borns and the Greymanes in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' were once close, but after the Civil War they became bitter enemies, with the Battle-Borns supporting the Empire while the Greymanes support the Stormcloaks.

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* The Battle-Borns and the Greymanes Grey-Manes in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' were once close, but after the Civil War broke out, they became bitter enemies, with the Battle-Borns supporting the Empire while the Greymanes Grey-Manes support the Stormcloaks.Stormcloaks. One side-quest involves investigating the disappearance of one of the Grey-Manes, Thorald, who the Grey-Manes suspect is being held by the Battle-Borns. [[spoiler:Thorald was actually captured by the Thalmor, who have taken him to Northwatch Keep to be tortured, and the Battle-Borns have been trying to get him released]].



* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Couslands and the Howes have a ''complicated'' history, fighting on opposite sides during the Orlesian occupation of Ferelden. While close allies in the present, Arl Howe later betrays Teyrn Cousland out of [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] and orchestrates the murder of the entire family save for (potentially) the Human Noble [[spoiler: and Fergus Cousland]].

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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Couslands and the Howes have a ''complicated'' history, fighting on opposite sides during the Orlesian occupation of Ferelden. While close allies in the present, Arl Howe later betrays Teyrn Cousland out of [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] and orchestrates the murder of the entire family save for (potentially) the Human Noble [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and Fergus Cousland]].
16th Jan '17 1:36:14 PM gb00393
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* The Starks and Lannisters in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. As of the end of season one, they are [[spoiler: at war.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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The Starks and Lannisters in ''Series/GameOfThrones''.were never on the best terms, but they quickly slide into ArchEnemy territory when Catelyn Stark abducts Tyrion Lannister and Cersei Lannister imprisons Eddard and Sansa Stark. As of the end of season one, they are [[spoiler: at war.]]]]
** There is a lot of bad blood between the Lannisters and Martells since Elia Martell was murdered during the Sack of King's Landing when Tywin Lannister sent men to kill her children by Rhaegar Targaryen.
** AdaptedOut in the case of the Martells and Tyrells, who have a long-standing rivalry in the source material dating back to the ancient wars between Dorne and the Reach, but in the series canon Oberyn Martell and Loras Tyrell openly flirt with one another.
17th Dec '16 7:55:12 AM Omeganian
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* Taken for granted in Creator/FazilIskander's works, which are mostly centered around a remote Abkhazian town. The most prominent example is that of two extremely close familes, where one allowed a couple of minor breaches of local etiquette, which led to a person from one family killing one from the other... it ended up with the last member of one family keeping the last member of the other as a slave. He couldn't marry to continue the line, since no one would give his daughter to a slave-owner, and couldn't release him due to an oath. It continued that way for about twenty years. Then the slave murdered the owner and starved to death himself, unable to remove his chain.
30th Nov '16 10:47:45 PM Tzaa
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**…or at least grew in scale due to the centralizing nature of the church. For much of the Scandinavian middle age violent murder and civil strife played an important part in the royal succession. Denmark and Sweden are also among the top contenders for the title of most wars fought between the same countries.
5th Nov '16 9:32:39 AM nombretomado
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* ''MickeyMouseWorks'': Two rural feuding families found oil. (ShoutOut to ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'', perhaps?) When they moved away, one family hired {{Pete}} as a housekeeper and the other hired [[MickeyMouse Mickey]], [[DonaldDuck Donald]] and {{Goofy}} as housekeepers and they continued the feud. (Which started because the two families had to share the same outhouse)

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* ''MickeyMouseWorks'': ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseWorks'': Two rural feuding families found oil. (ShoutOut to ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'', perhaps?) When they moved away, one family hired {{Pete}} as a housekeeper and the other hired [[MickeyMouse Mickey]], [[DonaldDuck Donald]] and {{Goofy}} as housekeepers and they continued the feud. (Which started because the two families had to share the same outhouse)
29th Sep '16 5:09:05 PM MrThorfan64
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* In the "Doctor Who" fanfic "Game of Doctors" [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9868669/23/Game-of-Doctors Chapter 23]] mentions a feud between the Virmokian families Morebo and Relmosh. Apparently it started when the Elder Morebo started spread rumors that the father of a current Relmosh was having relationships with boys. The Relmosh family apparently retaliated by spreading a story Morebo was having an affair with his niece. Later the sons of the original perpetrators get into an argument in front of their General while they [[SkewedPriorities are losing a battle]].
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3rd Sep '16 7:44:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* The feud between the Habsburgs (also known as the House of Austria), rulers of the HolyRomanEmpire and Spain, and the Royal House of France (first the Valois, then the Bourbons, but both were branches of the same dynasty) which goes back at least to the Italian Wars of Charles V (Carlos I of Spain) and Francis I and went on for centuries despite frequent marriages between members of the two rival houses. Later, when nationalism arose, the "hereditary enmity" between the Habsburgs and their French rivals came to be reinterpreted as something between the French and German peoples.

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* The feud between the Habsburgs (also known as the House of Austria), rulers of the HolyRomanEmpire UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire and Spain, and the Royal House of France (first the Valois, then the Bourbons, but both were branches of the same dynasty) which goes back at least to the Italian Wars of Charles V (Carlos I of Spain) and Francis I and went on for centuries despite frequent marriages between members of the two rival houses. Later, when nationalism arose, the "hereditary enmity" between the Habsburgs and their French rivals came to be reinterpreted as something between the French and German peoples.
7th Aug '16 11:17:03 AM nombretomado
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* The two big [[TheFlash speedster]] families of TheDCU, the West/Allen line and Thawne line. Bart Allen - Impulse/Kid Flash II - is an heir to both, and aware of it, but totally neat in he doesn't angst over his lineage like most other people (he doesn't really think or talk about it unless you insist on pressing the issue) and practically laughs at Zoom's "corrupted bloodline" rant.

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* The two big [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash speedster]] families of TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, the West/Allen line and Thawne line. Bart Allen - Impulse/Kid Flash II - is an heir to both, and aware of it, but totally neat in he doesn't angst over his lineage like most other people (he doesn't really think or talk about it unless you insist on pressing the issue) and practically laughs at Zoom's "corrupted bloodline" rant.
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