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10th Feb '16 8:13:58 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* In ''WebAnimation/RWBY'' Yang Xiao Long's maternal uncle Qrow Branwen is not related by blood to Ruby Rose because she has a different mother. Ruby is treated as his niece every bit as much as Yang is.
1st Feb '16 6:41:48 PM nombretomado
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* Sidney Carton becomes one of these to Charles and Lucie's children in ''ATaleOfTwoCities''
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* Sidney Carton becomes one of these to Charles and Lucie's children in ''ATaleOfTwoCities''''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities''
26th Jan '16 7:48:00 PM Gamermaster
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* [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Hayate Yagami]] refers to Gil Graham, a friend of her father([[spoiler:his cover story while using her in his plan to fill and then seal the Book Of Darkness]]) who supports her, as "Graham-oji-san".
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* [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Hayate Yagami]] Yagami from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' refers to Gil Graham, a friend of her father([[spoiler:his cover story while using her in his plan to fill and then seal the Book Of Darkness]]) who supports her, as "Graham-oji-san".
17th Jan '16 10:15:38 AM nombretomado
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* There's an episode of ''TheGoldenGirls'' in which Dorothy's goddaughter is getting married. She calls her "Aunt Dorothy." Fine. Then Blanche appears and the young woman calls her "Aunt Blanche," despite there being absolutely no indication that Blanche even ''knows'' her. * The son of a murder victim on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' called his mom's best friend Aunt Gina. She shortly turned up murdered, too. * Referenced in Shane's graduation speech in ''{{Weeds}}'' where one of the groups he named in the introduction was "...people we call aunts and uncles but really aren't..."
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* There's an episode of ''TheGoldenGirls'' ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' in which Dorothy's goddaughter is getting married. She calls her "Aunt Dorothy." Fine. Then Blanche appears and the young woman calls her "Aunt Blanche," despite there being absolutely no indication that Blanche even ''knows'' her. * The son of a murder victim on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' called his mom's best friend Aunt Gina. She shortly turned up murdered, too. * Referenced in Shane's graduation speech in ''{{Weeds}}'' ''Series/{{Weeds}}'' where one of the groups he named in the introduction was "...people we call aunts and uncles but really aren't..."
31st Dec '15 8:47:22 PM AirofMystery
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** Both this and the above Indian tale probably stem from being polite: while in Standard English the polite way to address an older person would be 'sir' or 'ma'am', in many other languages it's preferred to call them as if they're a relative. The moral is, [[SpaceWhaleAesop be polite or monsters will eat you]].
28th Dec '15 5:01:27 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Comicbook/TheFantasticFour'', Franklin and Valeria Richards, Reed and Sue's children, call Ben "Uncle Ben"; Ben is even Franklin's godfather (and Frank's middle name, Benjamin, was given in honor of Ben, Reed's best friend since college). SpiderMan has also become one of these over the years, thanks to being more and more ingrained in the [[TrueCompanions family]]. The way he's taken over Johnny's spot recently has been compared to an uncle moving in to look after everyone following a death in the family. Also, their nemesis ComicBook/DoctorDoom is also the official godfather of Valeria and was even the one who named her due to helping Sue give birth to her. The FF has always been just as much a family as a team, so this makes sense.
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* In ''Comicbook/TheFantasticFour'', Franklin and Valeria Richards, Reed and Sue's children, call Ben "Uncle Ben"; Ben is even Franklin's godfather (and Frank's middle name, Benjamin, was given in honor of Ben, Reed's best friend since college). SpiderMan has also become one of these over the years, thanks to being more and more ingrained in the [[TrueCompanions family]]. The way he's taken over Johnny's spot recently has been compared to an uncle moving in to look after everyone following a death in the family. Also, their nemesis ComicBook/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom is also the official godfather of Valeria and was even the one who named her due to helping Sue give birth to her. The FF has always been just as much a family as a team, so this makes sense.
13th Dec '15 7:05:31 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* The Pelekai sisters, Lilo and Nani, treat the extraterrestrial Jumba Jookiba and [[GenderBlenderName Wendy]] Pleakley as their respective uncle and aunt figures (even though the latter alien is male), allowing the two move to in with them when the two aliens were exiled to Earth after the climax of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. This is especially seen throughout ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', with the aliens helping out their niece figures and vice versa.
7th Dec '15 4:11:01 PM SirTiki
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** Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr's son, similarly referred to [[Creator/TheWho Keith Moon]] as "Uncle Keith".
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** Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr's son, similarly referred to [[Creator/TheWho [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]] as "Uncle Keith".
7th Dec '15 4:10:19 PM SirTiki
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* Dhani Harrison, GeorgeHarrison's son, calls RingoStarr "Uncle Ringo". ** ZakStarkey, Ringo Starr's son, similarly referred to KeithMoon as "Uncle Keith".
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* Dhani Harrison, GeorgeHarrison's Creator/GeorgeHarrison's son, calls RingoStarr Creator/RingoStarr "Uncle Ringo". ** ZakStarkey, Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr's son, similarly referred to KeithMoon [[Creator/TheWho Keith Moon]] as "Uncle Keith".
7th Dec '15 4:09:40 PM SirTiki
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** ZakStarkey, Ringo Starr's son, similarly referred to KeithMoon as "Uncle Keith".
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