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28th Jan '16 12:09:32 PM bilbo_raggins
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"Rey is Luke's daughter" is pure conjecture and not confirmed.
* From ''Franchise/StarWars'', the Skywalkers are a classic example. This is presumably also extended into the sequel trilogy with Rey as Luke's implied daughter. Her implied cousin is a totally different story.
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* From ''Franchise/StarWars'', the Skywalkers are a classic example. This is presumably also extended into the sequel trilogy with Rey as Luke's implied daughter. Her implied cousin is a totally different story.
24th Jan '16 7:45:41 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Link and Zelda are usually not the same exact people in each game, but different incarnations from different time periods.
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** Link and Zelda are usually not the same exact people in each game, but different incarnations from different time periods. Along with Ganondorf, all three are bound to one another as eternal bearers of the Triforce pieces that they embody.
7th Jan '16 1:24:19 AM ASplashingKoi
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[[folder: Franchises ]] * ''Franchise/StarWars'': ** Anakin Skywalker's children, followed up by Luke Skywalker and a lot of his descendants in the ExpandedUniverse. ** Made into an actual game mechanic in the ''TabletopGame/StarWarsSagaEdition'' tabletop game with the Legacy Destiny, where your normal Destiny[[note]]Something like Destruction, Creation, Redemption, Prevention, Sacrifice, etc[[/note]] is replaced with a family line that grants you a special ability (usually, getting a Critical Success more-or-less when you really need one). [[/folder]]

* [[Franchise/StarWars The Skywalkers]] are a classic example. This is presumably also extended into the sequel trilogy with Rey as Luke's implied daughter. Her implied cousin is a totally different story.
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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Skywalkers]] From ''Franchise/StarWars'', the Skywalkers are a classic example. This is presumably also extended into the sequel trilogy with Rey as Luke's implied daughter. Her implied cousin is a totally different story.
22nd Dec '15 2:54:48 PM margdean56
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** [[ZigZaggingTrope On the other hand]], Aragorn's human lineage originates in the people who made [[BigBad Sauron]] their high priest and who were so evil the powers that be tried to KillThemAll by ''sinking half of Middle-Earth''. His elvish lineage makes him a Noldor, who betrayed the Valar, murdered their family to steal their ships and either followed Feanor into evil or hid themselves away and did nothing to stop [[{{Satan}} Morgoth's]] rampage.
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** [[ZigZaggingTrope On the other hand]], Aragorn's human lineage originates in the people who made [[BigBad Sauron]] their high priest and who were so evil the powers that be tried to KillThemAll by ''sinking half of Middle-Earth''. His elvish lineage makes him a traces from the Noldor, who betrayed the Valar, murdered their family to steal their ships and either followed Feanor into evil or hid themselves away and did nothing to stop [[{{Satan}} Morgoth's]] rampage.
20th Dec '15 8:11:12 PM CaptainSkywalker
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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Skywalkers]] are a classic example. This is presumably also extended into the sequel trilogy with Rey as Luke's implied daughter. Her implied nephew is a totally different story.
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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Skywalkers]] are a classic example. This is presumably also extended into the sequel trilogy with Rey as Luke's implied daughter. Her implied nephew cousin is a totally different story.
20th Dec '15 8:09:13 PM CaptainSkywalker
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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Skywalkers]] are a classic example. This is presumably also extended into the sequel trilogy with Rey as Han and Leia's daughter.
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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Skywalkers]] are a classic example. This is presumably also extended into the sequel trilogy with Rey as Han and Leia's daughter.Luke's implied daughter. Her implied nephew is a totally different story.
20th Dec '15 9:15:44 AM GoldenDarkness
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** 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/Naruto7TheLast tenth film]]]].
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** 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/Naruto7TheLast [[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie tenth film]]]].
20th Dec '15 5:50:37 AM Adept
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* The hero you can name yourself in ''[[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom Lufia and the Fortress of Doom]]'' is the descendant of Maxim, the hero who originally [[SealedEvilInACan sealed]] the four {{Big Bad}}s. This tradition is continued in ''[[LufiaTheLegendReturns The Legend Returns]]'' with Wain, who is also descended from Maxim.
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* The hero you can name yourself in ''[[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom Lufia and the Fortress of Doom]]'' ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom'' is the descendant of Maxim, the hero who originally [[SealedEvilInACan sealed]] the four {{Big Bad}}s. This tradition is continued in ''[[LufiaTheLegendReturns The Legend Returns]]'' ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'' with Wain, who is also descended from Maxim.
5th Dec '15 8:49:58 AM chicagomel
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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.

* Tobias in ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' finds out that he's the son of the Andalite war hero Elfangor, who is also the dying alien who gave the kids the morphing technology.

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* Mel in ''{{Series/Tracker}}'' finds out that she's part of a line of human/Cirronian hybrids created to protect the series' DoomsdayWeapon.
4th Nov '15 10:01:59 PM Ramona122003
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* In ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'', 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 an lengthy lifespan).
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* In ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'', not ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' **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 an lengthy lifespan).

** The Sage, through his two sons, is also the ancestor of the two founding clans of the Hidden Leaf Village; the Uchiha (whose members include [[{{Deuteragonist}} Sasuke]], Itachi, Madara, and [[spoiler:Tobi/Obito]], and the Senju (whose members include the First, Second, and Fifth [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Hokages]]). *** Tsunade was partly chosen to be Fifth Hokage precisely because she was the granddaughter of the First. Early on, she's less than thrilled with the notion herself, as it just means she's from a lineage of people who got themselves killed in battle.
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** The Sage, through his two sons, is also the ancestor of the two founding clans of the Hidden Leaf Village; the Uchiha (whose members include [[{{Deuteragonist}} Sasuke]], Itachi, Madara, and [[spoiler:Tobi/Obito]], and the Senju (whose members include the First, Second, and Fifth [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Hokages]]). *** Hokages]]). Tsunade was partly chosen to be Fifth Hokage precisely because she was the granddaughter of the First. Early on, she's less than thrilled with the notion herself, as it just means she's from a lineage of people who got themselves killed in battle.

** The Sage, through his two sons, is also the ancestor of the two founding clans of the Hidden Leaf Village; the Uchiha (whose members include [[{{Deuteragonist}} Sasuke]], Itachi, Madara, and [[spoiler:Tobi/Obito]], and the Senju (whose members include the First, Second, and Fifth [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Hokages]]). *** Tsunade was partly chosen to be Fifth Hokage precisely because she was the granddaughter of the First. Early on, she's less than thrilled *Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' plays with this. Luffy's grandfather, Gasp, is a well-known marine hero who nearly cornered Gold Roger several times. At the notion herself, same time his father, Dragon, is the most wanted criminal in the world trying to overthrow the government. Among fans, Dragon counts as it just means she's from a lineage of people who got themselves killed in battle. hero given that the the government is corrupted and run by {{Jerkass}}es

* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker's children, followed up by Luke Skywalker and a lot of his descendants in the ExpandedUniverse.
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin ''Franchise/StarWars'': **Anakin Skywalker's children, followed up by Luke Skywalker and a lot of his descendants in the ExpandedUniverse.

* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has 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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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has a ''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.

* So deeply-ingrained is this trope that, for years, legions of ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' 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.
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* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' ** So deeply-ingrained is this trope that, for years, legions of ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' ''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. ** background. It didn't help that his enemy Lord Voldemort had Villainous Lineage, being a descendant of Salazar Slytherin.

* Lords from ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' as a whole universally qualify. The [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral 4th game]] makes this an actual game mechanic: characters who are descendants of one of the Twelve Crusaders [[spoiler:or the Dark God Loptous]] receive boosts to their growth rates, weapon levels, and can even use their respective ancestor's AncestralWeapon in certain conditions.
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* *''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' ** Lords from ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' as a whole universally qualify. The [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral 4th game]] makes this an actual game mechanic: characters who are descendants of one of the Twelve Crusaders [[spoiler:or the Dark God Loptous]] receive boosts to their growth rates, weapon levels, and can even use their respective ancestor's AncestralWeapon in certain conditions.

* Link and Zelda from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series are usually not the same exact people in each game, but different incarnations from different time periods.
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* Link ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' **Link and Zelda from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series are usually not the same exact people in each game, but different incarnations from different time periods.

*** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' gets special mention because it [[spoiler:deliberately {{subverted|Trope}} the trope, revealing that its Link was not related to the Hero of Time's bloodline at all. Many of the powers that be doubt that he can save the day for precisely this reason, and Link proves them wrong]].
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*** ** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' gets special mention because it [[spoiler:deliberately {{subverted|Trope}} the trope, revealing that its Link was not related to the Hero of Time's bloodline at all. Many of the powers that be doubt that he can save the day for precisely this reason, and Link proves them wrong]].

* A MysteriousInformant with this news kicks off the plot of ''VideoGame/LastScenario''. [[spoiler:Actually a rare subversion. She was lying.]] ** Which leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[spoiler:and {{Tearjerker}} when the supposed ancestor himself is executed, and with his last words acknowledges the heroes as the true "descendants" of his heroic spirit.]]
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* A MysteriousInformant with this news kicks off the plot of ''VideoGame/LastScenario''. [[spoiler:Actually a rare subversion. She was lying.]] ** ]] Which leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[spoiler:and {{Tearjerker}} when the supposed ancestor himself is executed, and with his last words acknowledges the heroes as the true "descendants" of his heroic spirit.]]

* Sir Anduin Lothar, one of the greatest human heroes in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' franchise, was the last descendant of the Arathi royal bloodline which founded the first human empire on Azeroth. Sir Lothar took advantage of this to convince the High Elves to join the Alliance since the High Elves were indebted to the Arathi.
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* *''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' ** Sir Anduin Lothar, one of the greatest human heroes in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' franchise, was the last descendant of the Arathi royal bloodline which founded the first human empire on Azeroth. Sir Lothar took advantage of this to convince the High Elves to join the Alliance since the High Elves were indebted to the Arathi.
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