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19th Jun '18 7:43:14 AM GrigorII
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* In ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, "ComicBook/DoctorStrange" is a title that passes from father to son. Dr. Strange Sr., similar to the mainstream one, had a DeathByOriginStory. The current one is just a novice, trying to learn the tricks of his father.
20th May '18 7:34:16 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has more than a few examples, partly due to the fact that superpowers are frequently genetically based and thus hereditary, and Doctor Strange is methodically arranging things behind the scenes. This culminates in Harry, who is faintly baffled and exasperated to find out that he's the son of Thor (James Potter was a first, semi-successful attempt at the whole 'humility' thing), and thus has a [[BadassFamily bloodline]] chock full of RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething extending back over a million years, one which may or may not have a connection to the House of El (though WordOfGod has indicated that even if there is a blood connection, it's far enough back to be watered down to the point of homeopathy). His human side is a bit less storied, but since Lily was related to the Grey family (as in 'Jean Grey'), it's not short on this either. However, as Harry somewhat sourly points out about two thirds of the way through the first book, in terms of practical advantages, [[TheCallPutMeOnHold this lineage has actually done very little for him]] other than give him the occasional nasty case of PowerIncontinence and make him even more of a target than he already was, requiring every bit of [[GuileHero guile]], [[IndyPloy daring]], and frankly, luck, he can call on to stay alive. [[TookALevelInBadass Then chapter 70 happens.]]
16th May '18 2:00:04 PM RedScharlach
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** Not only is Naruto the son of the [[spoiler:Fourth Hokage]], he's also a descendent of the legendary Sage of the Six Paths through [[spoiler:his mother Kushina]]'s clan, the Uzumaki (whose members inherit incredibly strong recuperative powers and a lengthy lifespan).

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** Not only is Naruto the son of the [[spoiler:Fourth Hokage]], he's also a descendent descendant of the legendary Sage of the Six Paths through [[spoiler:his mother Kushina]]'s clan, the Uzumaki (whose members inherit incredibly strong recuperative powers and a lengthy lifespan).



** The Sage's twin brother also had descendents of his own; the Hyuuga clan (whose members include Hinata and Neji), and [[spoiler:Toneri, the BigBad of the canon [[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie tenth film]]]].

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** The Sage's twin brother also had descendents descendants of his own; the Hyuuga clan (whose members include Hinata and Neji), and [[spoiler:Toneri, the BigBad of the canon [[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie tenth film]]]].



** So deeply-ingrained is this trope that, for years, legions of ''Harry Potter'' fans saturated the Internet with theories that Harry was the descendant of Godric Gryffindor ... this, despite how the series' prevailing {{Aesop}} is that people should ''never'' be judged by their ancestry or background. It didn't help that his enemy Lord Voldemort had Villainous Lineage, being a descendant of Salazar Slytherin.
** As it turns out, [[spoiler: Harry is the last living descendant of Ignotus Peverell, the noblest and cleverest of the three Peverell brothers... which, frankly, makes Harry the closest thing the three deathly hallows have to a proper heir]].

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** So deeply-ingrained deeply ingrained is this trope that, for years, legions of ''Harry Potter'' fans saturated the Internet with theories that Harry was the descendant of Godric Gryffindor ...Gryffindor... this, despite how the series' prevailing {{Aesop}} is that people should ''never'' be judged by their ancestry or background. It didn't help that his enemy Lord Voldemort had Villainous Lineage, being a descendant of Salazar Slytherin.
** As it turns out, [[spoiler: Harry [[spoiler:Harry is the last living descendant of Ignotus Peverell, the noblest and cleverest of the three Peverell brothers... which, frankly, makes Harry the closest thing the three deathly hallows have to a proper heir]].



* His Grace Commander Sir Samuel Vimes in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is the descendent of Commander Suffer-Not-Injustice Vimes, who liberated the city from a monstrous ruler ... although he sometimes seems to be the only person who sees it that way, with most Ankh-Morporkians taking the view that while obviously they don't want the monarchy ''back'', there's something a bit off about someone who'd actually kill a king. (It's also mentioned that other Vimeses have been notable watchmen. Sam himself would probably say he has a Poor Bastards Too Bloody-Minded To Get Out of the Way Lineage.)

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* His Grace Commander Sir Samuel Vimes in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is the descendent descendant of Commander Suffer-Not-Injustice Vimes, who liberated the city from a monstrous ruler ... although he sometimes seems to be the only person who sees it that way, with most Ankh-Morporkians taking the view that while obviously they don't want the monarchy ''back'', there's something a bit off about someone who'd actually kill a king. (It's also mentioned that other Vimeses have been notable watchmen. Sam himself would probably say he has a Poor Bastards Too Bloody-Minded To Get Out of the Way Lineage.)



* Delenn in ''Series/BabylonFive'' is a descendant of Valen . In this case it almost verges on DivineParentage.

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* Delenn in ''Series/BabylonFive'' is a descendant of Valen .Valen. In this case it almost verges on DivineParentage.



** Rogal Dorn received the Emperorís fortitude, which made him psychologically stable enough to withstand just about everything that could be thrown at him. Unfortunately, [[BrutalHonesty this stability made him utterly inable to use tact, as his mind just wasnít flexible enough in social situations to realize its benefit.]]

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** Rogal Dorn received the Emperorís fortitude, which made him psychologically stable enough to withstand just about everything that could be thrown at him. Unfortunately, [[BrutalHonesty this stability made him utterly inable unable to use tact, as his mind just wasnít flexible enough in social situations to realize its benefit.]]



** Magnus received the Emperorís curiousity, which made him eager to study and learn all that he could about everything. Unfortunately, [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow this is Warhammer 40K]].

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** Magnus received the Emperorís curiousity, curiosity, which made him eager to study and learn all that he could about everything. Unfortunately, [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow this is Warhammer 40K]].
16th May '18 12:50:07 PM Nopperabo
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* In ''Manga/Area88'', Mario reveals that Hoover is the son and grandson of ace fighter pilots.
-->'''Mario:''' You must be Hoover Kippenburg, ex-major of the West German air force. Adolph Kippenburg, your father, shot down 130 planes with his Messerschmidt during World War II. And your grandfather, Karl von Kippenburg, was one of the Blue Maxes during World War I. You've got one impressive family background.
14th May '18 8:46:11 AM StFan
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->'''Cabbage''': Listen, my son. The men of our family have been legendary heroes for generations.\\
'''Cucumber''': ...but you're not a--\\
'''Cabbage''': SO IT SKIPS A GENERATION HERE AND THERE!

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->'''Cabbage''': ->'''Cabbage:''' Listen, my son. The men of our family have been legendary heroes for generations.\\
'''Cucumber''': ...'''Cucumber:''' ...but you're not a--\\
'''Cabbage''': '''Cabbage:''' SO IT SKIPS A GENERATION HERE AND THERE!



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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
** A classical example with Aragorn, whose lineage is certifiably heroic going back about 70 generations, and originates from the three 'fathers' of both Elves and Men. On a minor note, Eowyn also argues that she's entitled to fight because of this trope.

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** A classical example with Aragorn, whose lineage is certifiably heroic going back about 70 generations, and originates from the three 'fathers' "fathers" of both Elves and Men. On a minor note, Eowyn also argues that she's entitled to fight because of this trope.



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* ''Roleplay/ThereIsNoGATEWeDidNotFightThere''
** The Rhavenfell family, even considering the fact that it has only existed for around five decades, is definitely this.
*** First, we have the Grandfather of the protagonist, and the first to carry the name Rhavenfell. He slayed Thokar the Ravenous, an Earth Dragon that killed 90 MILLION, about 4/5 of the current total population of the empire. Then he built a city atop its corpse.
*** Second, there is the father of the protagonist. Currently one of the greatest warriors in all the empire, and responsible for the death blow against [[http://img07.deviantart.net/84d1/i/2015/075/f/f/stygian_zinogre_by_wombattree-d8lxmjd.jpg Jhin, the last of the Tyrants]], one of Hardy's most powerful beasts. The Tyrant lived to kill Lords and Kings, enslaving the very spirits of the wind and storm.

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* ''Roleplay/ThereIsNoGATEWeDidNotFightThere''
** The Rhavenfell family, even considering the fact that it has only existed for around five decades, is definitely this.
*** First, we have the Grandfather of the protagonist, and the first to carry the name Rhavenfell. He slayed Thokar the Ravenous, an Earth Dragon that killed 90 MILLION, about 4/5 of the current total population of the empire. Then he built a city atop its corpse.
*** Second, there is the father of the protagonist. Currently one of the greatest warriors in all the empire, and responsible for the death blow against [[http://img07.deviantart.net/84d1/i/2015/075/f/f/stygian_zinogre_by_wombattree-d8lxmjd.jpg Jhin, the last of the Tyrants]], one of Hardy's most powerful beasts. The Tyrant lived to kill Lords and Kings, enslaving the very spirits of the wind and storm.

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* Nearly every single one of the [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a famous, badass [[GenerationXerox Ancestor]].
** Later, it's revealed that every human player's caretaker is, in fact, their own heroic ancestor. [[spoiler: And they are this for said ancestors in the alternate timeline, making each and every one of them MyOwnGrandpa.]] [[MindScrew And now your head hurts.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Jaune's father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all heroes. However, Jaune has not been raised for combat, and dearly wishes he could live up to his ancestral reputation.
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* Nearly every single one of the [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a famous, badass [[GenerationXerox Ancestor]].
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Jaune's father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all heroes. However, Jaune has not been raised for combat, and dearly wishes he could live up to his ancestral reputation.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Jaune's father, grandfather, ''Roleplay/ThereIsNoGATEWeDidNotFightThere''
** The Rhavenfell family, even considering the fact that it has only existed for around five decades, is definitely this.
*** First, we have the Grandfather of the protagonist,
and great-grandfather were the first to carry the name Rhavenfell. He slayed Thokar the Ravenous, an Earth Dragon that killed 90 MILLION, about 4/5 of the current total population of the empire. Then he built a city atop its corpse.
*** Second, there is the father of the protagonist. Currently one of the greatest warriors in
all heroes. However, Jaune has not been raised the empire, and responsible for combat, the death blow against [[http://img07.deviantart.net/84d1/i/2015/075/f/f/stygian_zinogre_by_wombattree-d8lxmjd.jpg Jhin, the last of the Tyrants]], one of Hardy's most powerful beasts. The Tyrant lived to kill Lords and dearly wishes he could live up to his ancestral reputation.Kings, enslaving the very spirits of the wind and storm.



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* Creator/ChristopherLee could trace his ancestry all the way back to Charlemagne himself, and was actually a spy in World War II alongside Ian Fleming. On the set of The Lord of the Rings, he didn't mind telling Peter Jackson just how a stabbed person would die.

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* Creator/ChristopherLee could trace his ancestry all the way back to Charlemagne himself, and was actually a spy in World War II alongside Ian Fleming. On the set of The ''The Lord of the Rings, Rings'', he didn't mind telling Peter Jackson just how a stabbed person would die.



12th May '18 5:58:57 PM ZimFan89
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* The TV version of Mike Stoker is portrayed as a descendant of Bram Stoker and the latest of the family's vampire hunters in the paranormal ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' fic ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20080511215447/http://www.worldweave.net/jane/kmg365/dracula.htm Mike Stoker's Dracula]]''. He isn't happy with his ancestor because although the book was written as fiction, Mike feels it made people too aware of vampires. He ends up having to stop a female vampire from turning Johnny, and does so by blasting her with water from the Ward LaFrance's tank, which he had blessed earlier in the day, turning it into a high powered blast of holy water.

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* The TV version of Mike Stoker is portrayed as a descendant of Bram Stoker and the latest of the family's vampire hunters in the paranormal ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' fic ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20080511215447/http://www.worldweave.net/jane/kmg365/dracula.htm Mike Stoker's Dracula]]''. He isn't happy with his ancestor because although the book was written as fiction, Mike feels it made people too aware of vampires. He ends up having to stop a female vampire from turning Johnny, and does so by blasting her with water from the Ward LaFrance's [=LaFrance's=] tank, which he had blessed earlier in the day, turning it into a high powered blast of holy water.


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* In the MegaCrossover fanfic ''Fanfic/EarthsAlienHistory'', it's eventually revealed that [[Franchise/StarTrek Spock]] is, through his mother, descended from a sister of [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Carter Grayson]], both of whom are in turn descended from [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]].
28th Apr '18 5:37:32 PM josh6243
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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsX'': [[spoiler:[[Anime/MashinHeroWataruSeries The Seven Dragon Gods]] created the song [[Anime/CrossAnge "El Ragna"]] and spread this gift of knowledge to three powerful maidens. Two of them just happened to be named Freya and Ikaruga, the maiden name of Ange and her mother and Sala's clan name respectively.]]
12th Apr '18 2:05:01 PM MasterFuzzy
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* When ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' finally meets his father, he finds out he was a Dragon Lord.

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* When ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' finally meets his father, he finds out he was a Dragon Lord.Dragonlord, as was his father before him. A JustifiedTrope, since it's apparently hereditary.
24th Mar '18 5:21:54 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has two examples of parent/child teams of heroes.
** The first is Fareeha "Pharah" Amari and her mother, Ana; the latter is a founding member of Overwatch and a present-day sharpshooter and vigilante, while her daughter is a member of a heroic mercenary group.
** The second is Torbjorn Lindholm, another founding member of Overwatch, and his youngest daughter Brigitte, a travelling companion of fellow Overwatch alumnus Reinhardt and an aspiring hero inspired by her father and her friend to build her own suit of armor and fight the good fight.
23rd Mar '18 7:17:20 PM superkeijikun
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* In ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'', Welkin Gunther is the son of a general and hero of the first Europa War. While he would prefer to pursue a career in education than carry on the family tradition of military service, he quickly proves that he has his father's knack for leading soldiers to victory against impossible odds after joining the Gallian militia. Similarly, his adoptive sister Isara is the daughter of the engineer who built General Gunther's tank, the Edelweiss, and she is just capable as a mechanic and tank pilot.
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