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28th Nov '16 8:24:00 PM TheSinful
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* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', Australian Travis Fimmel and Irish/Ethiopian Creator/RuthNegga play siblings despite having notably different hair and eye colors and wildly different skin tones.
13th Nov '16 1:06:08 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Terry's mother was a redhead and his dad was blond, but Terry and his little brother had black hair. In the DistantFinale which was also a FullyAbsorbedFinale (the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Epilogue") it was revealed that [[spoiler:Bruce Wayne is Terry's biological father by way of Cadmus mad science, fixing the whole mess]]. Apparently an AuthorsSavingThrow as a solution to people noting its impossibility (it also helps that Terry's parents already had marital issues that suspected infidelity could have contributed to). Note that it never occurred to anyone to simply suggest that his mother dyes her hair...

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Terry's mother was a redhead and his dad was blond, but Terry and his little brother had black hair. In the DistantFinale which was also a FullyAbsorbedFinale (the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Epilogue") it was revealed that [[spoiler:Bruce Wayne is Terry's biological father by way of Cadmus mad science, fixing the whole mess]]. Apparently an AuthorsSavingThrow as a solution to people noting its impossibility (it also helps that Terry's parents already had marital issues that suspected infidelity could have contributed to). Note that it never occurred to anyone to simply suggest that his mother dyes her hair...
14th Oct '16 12:09:57 PM Trueman001
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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', Riley has dirty-blonde hair and blue eyes, yet her parents both have brown eyes and brown hair. Either Riley has inherited recessive genes or Riley's mother was unfaithful to her father.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', Riley has dirty-blonde hair and blue eyes, yet her parents both have brown eyes and brown hair. Either Riley has inherited recessive genes or Riley's mother was unfaithful to her father. Or it could be simply that Riley is prepubescent, so her eyes haven't yet darkened to their adult colour.
27th Sep '16 6:50:47 PM looneynightmare
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* The brown haired Hank and Peggy from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' have a blonde haired son Bobby, their parents also had brown hair in their youth but it's implied it comes from Hank's side of the family as his father Cotton's son he fathered from his nurse Didi looks identical to Bobby blonde hair and all.
11th Sep '16 2:06:49 PM MissConduct
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There are certain {{justifi|ed trope}}cations; the mechanics behind real life genetic inheritance [[RealityisUnrealistic are more complicated]] than the Mendelian model, which doesn't factor in mutations, malfunctions, and polygenetic traits. Also, casting around to get the most plausible genetics is not always practical--after all, you're not going to turn down Creator/HarrisonFord for a part because his eyes are the wrong color.

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There are certain {{justifi|ed trope}}cations; the mechanics behind real life genetic inheritance [[RealityisUnrealistic are more complicated]] than the Mendelian model, which doesn't factor in mutations, malfunctions, and polygenetic traits. Also, [[AbilityOverAppearance casting around to get the most plausible genetics is not always practical--after practical]]--after all, you're not going to turn down Creator/HarrisonFord for a part because his eyes are the wrong color.


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* In many stage shows, the producers will choose AbilityOverAppearance and cast vastly physically different actors as relatives. Not to mention if you're in the back row of the top balcony you probably won't notice if Theatre/{{Hamlet}} has green eyes and Gertrude has brown.
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22nd Aug '16 8:12:46 AM Twilightisbestpony
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* ''WesternAnimation/Caillou'': Caillou's dad has brown hair,and his mom has black hair. His little sister...has red hair.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Caillou'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'': Caillou's dad has brown hair,and his mom has black hair. His little sister...has red hair.
22nd Aug '16 8:12:19 AM Twilightisbestpony
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* ''WesternAnimation/Caillou'': Caillou's dad has brown hair,and his mom has black hair. His little sister...has red hair.
10th Aug '16 5:54:30 PM Mikebissle
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** According to ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', Brock's siblings are the product of [[spoiler:several divorced marriages]] yet they look exactly like Flint. The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the novel (for what it's worth, the book was written by Creator/TakeshiShudo, the anime's original head writer, and is fairly revisionist in its depiction of events).
** Misty and her three older siblings have different hair colors: red (orange toned rather than bright red), pink, blue, and blonde. The aforementioned books justify this by saying Misty's sisters wear wigs however the anime itself holds no such implications.

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** According to ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', Brock's Brock and his siblings are the product result of [[spoiler:several divorced marriages]] his mother's multiple marriages, yet they all look exactly like Brock's father Flint. The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the novel (for what it's worth, the book was written by Creator/TakeshiShudo, the anime's original head writer, and is fairly revisionist in its depiction of events).
** Misty and her three older siblings sisters have different hair colors: red (orange toned rather than bright red), pink, blue, and blonde. The aforementioned books justify this by saying Misty's sisters wear wigs however wigs; however, the anime itself holds no such implications.
9th Aug '16 3:35:00 PM Malady
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* Invoked for the merfolk in ''Anime/OnePiece'': due to their unusual biolgy, merfolk carry the genes of all their immediate ancestors, so family members are not even guaranteed to be of the same ''species''. [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57088/onepiece/images/6/6e/Ryugu_Princes.PNG These three]] are full-brothers. Compare them in both appearance and size to [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57088/onepiece/images/0/05/Royal_Family.png their sister.]]

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* Invoked for the merfolk in ''Anime/OnePiece'': due to their unusual biolgy, merfolk carry the genes of all their immediate ancestors, so family members are not even guaranteed to be of the same ''species''. [[http://images2.[[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57088/onepiece/images/6/6e/Ryugu_Princes.PNG net/onepiece/images/9/99/Ryugu_Kingdom_Princes.png These three]] are full-brothers. Compare them in both appearance and size to [[http://images3.[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57088/onepiece/images/0/05/Royal_Family.net/onepiece/images/c/c1/Shirahoshi_Anime_Infobox.png their sister.]]
29th Jul '16 12:13:24 PM Nakayama90
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** According to ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', Brock's siblings are the product of [[spoiler:several divorced marriages]] yet they look exactly like Flint. The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the novel (for what it's worth, the novel was written by Creator/TakeshiShudo, the anime's original head writer).

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** According to ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', Brock's siblings are the product of [[spoiler:several divorced marriages]] yet they look exactly like Flint. The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the novel (for what it's worth, the novel book was written by Creator/TakeshiShudo, the anime's original head writer).writer, and is fairly revisionist in its depiction of events).
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