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25th Jun '16 9:22:01 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is played straight in the ''BaldursGate'' series in regards to the main character and several of the villains, who are [[spoiler:Bhaalspawn; children of the now-dead god of murder]].
** This could just be selection bias, though; the evil [[spoiler:Bhaalspawn]] have been busily killing off the good ones, and the good ones are less likely to appear on the PC's radar in any case. The PC him/herself can be a solidly LawfulGood KnightInShiningArmor if the player so chooses. In ''Throne of Bhaal'' you meet several "lesser Bhaalspawn", quite a few of whom seem to be just regular Joes, and one who is a bit of a KnightTemplar, killing off all other Bhaalspawn because their great potential for evil and then planning to kill himself off.

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* This trope is played straight in the ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series in regards to the main character and several of the villains, who are [[spoiler:Bhaalspawn; children of the now-dead god of murder]].
** This could just be selection bias, though; the evil [[spoiler:Bhaalspawn]] have been busily killing off the good ones, and the good ones are less likely to appear on the PC's radar in any case. The PC him/herself can be a solidly LawfulGood KnightInShiningArmor if the player so chooses. In ''Throne ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal Throne of Bhaal'' Bhaal]]'' you meet several "lesser Bhaalspawn", quite a few of whom seem to be just regular Joes, and one who is a bit of a KnightTemplar, killing off all other Bhaalspawn because their great potential for evil and then planning to kill himself off.
6th Jun '16 5:30:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Overlord's son in ''OverlordII'' has the same tendency towards magic and creepiness as his father even before the minions show up.

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* The Overlord's son in ''OverlordII'' ''VideoGame/OverlordII'' has the same tendency towards magic and creepiness as his father even before the minions show up.
31st May '16 2:34:56 PM Gamermaster
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** This is one of Fate's biggest fears in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyrialNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', the idea that she'd turn out like [[AbusiveParents Precia]]. Her fears aren't misplaced since she's incredibly similar to her mother pre-insanity (MarriedToTheJob and never has as much time as she'd like to spend with her kids), but the chance of her ending up that way are incredibly slim since the franchise practically runs on RousseauWasRight and ThePowerOfFriendship.

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** This is one of Fate's biggest fears in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyrialNanohaStrikerS ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', the idea that she'd turn out like [[AbusiveParents Precia]]. Her fears aren't misplaced since she's incredibly similar to her mother pre-insanity (MarriedToTheJob and never has as much time as she'd like to spend with her kids), but the chance of her ending up that way are incredibly slim since the franchise practically runs on RousseauWasRight and ThePowerOfFriendship.
31st May '16 2:33:38 PM Gamermaster
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** This is one of Fate's biggest fears in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyrialNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'', the idea that she'd turn out like [[AbusiveParents Precia]]. Her fears aren't misplaced since she's incredibly similar to her mother pre-insanity (MarriedToTheJob and never has as much time as she'd like to spend with her kids), but the chance of her ending up that way are incredibly slim since the franchise practically runs on RousseauWasRight and ThePowerOfFriendship.
20th May '16 3:14:04 PM Berrenta
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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the protagonist of Part V, Giorno Giovanna, is the son of Dio Brando. However, since Dio conceived Giorno after he had stolen Jonathan Joestar's body, Giorno is biologically Jonathan's son and thus is part of the Joestar bloodline. Joseph and Jotaro are initially concerned that he'll turn out like Dio. Fortunately, Giorno takes after his more heroic lineage instead, [[spoiler: even considering he takes over a massive criminal organization]], though he ''does'' have Dio's "WRRRRYYYY!" battle cry and [[BlondGuysAreEvil gorgeous blond locks]].

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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the protagonist of Part V, Giorno Giovanna, is the son of Dio Brando. However, since Dio conceived Giorno after he had stolen Jonathan Joestar's body, Giorno is biologically Jonathan's son and thus is part of the Joestar bloodline. Joseph and Jotaro are initially concerned that he'll turn out like Dio. Fortunately, Giorno takes after his more heroic lineage instead, [[spoiler: even considering he takes over a massive criminal organization]], though he ''does'' have Dio's "WRRRRYYYY!" battle cry and [[BlondGuysAreEvil gorgeous blond locks]].locks.
5th May '16 7:48:51 AM Euodiachloris
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* Played with in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'': The Targaryen royal family line is known to be "tainted" with madness; one character says that every time a new Targaryen was born, the country would hold its breath to see if the new Targaryen would be one of the good ones or one of the bad ones. However, this is {{justified|Trope}}. The Targaryens are seriously inbred due to repeated BrotherSisterIncest; the inbreeding results in many of this line having physical problems and/or serious mental and emotional instability, while the luckier ones inherit the family strong points and manage to miss the damaging recessives.
** Also, [[spoiler: Sansa being told she has "traitor's blood", because of her father's actions.]]
** Whatever it is in the Bolton linage, you know it ain't good news when enough [[{{Sadist}} Sadism]] of various descriptions has cropped up to get you a flayed man as a readily identifiable House sigil. As well as a broad collection of very nasty rumours piling up over centuries having grown up around your name. Added to all that, is a House seat called... ''[[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace The Dreadfort]]''. [[ObviouslyEvil You can't say you're not warned...]]

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* Played with in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'': The Targaryen royal family line is known said to be "tainted" with madness; one character says that every time a new Targaryen was born, the country would hold its breath to see if the new Targaryen would be one of the good ones or one of the bad ones. However, this is a {{justified|Trope}}. The Targaryens are seriously inbred due to repeated BrotherSisterIncest; BrotherSisterIncest and KissingCousins; the inbreeding results in many a fair number of this line having physical problems (fewer than you'd think, though, all things considered) and/or serious mental and emotional instability, while the luckier ones inherit the family strong points and manage to miss the damaging recessives.
recessives. Others of a less practical bent also point out that [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow messing with dragons]] for centuries might have accounted for some of their... quirks.
** Also, [[spoiler: Sansa being told she has "traitor's blood", because of her father's actions. Jon also gets whacked over his head about his very Ned Starkness by various characters, considering he's a Snow.]]
** Whatever it is in the Bolton linage, you know it ain't good news when enough [[{{Sadist}} Sadism]] of various descriptions has cropped up to get you a flayed man as a readily identifiable House sigil. As well as a broad collection of very nasty rumours piling up over centuries having grown up around your name. Added to all that, that is a House seat called... ''[[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace The Dreadfort]]''. [[ObviouslyEvil You can't say you're not warned...]]
4th May '16 1:44:29 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* It's regularly noted in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' that Battler has more than a few similarities to his grandfather, Kinzo. Considering that Kinzo is certifiably batshit insane in every sense of the word, [[BigScrewedUpFamily as well as the fact that crazy]] [[ItRunsInTheFamily seems to run in the family in general]], we can assume that this is not a good thing.

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* It's regularly noted in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' that Battler has more than a few similarities to his grandfather, Kinzo. Considering that Kinzo is certifiably batshit insane in every sense of the word, [[BigScrewedUpFamily as well as the fact that crazy]] [[ItRunsInTheFamily seems to run in the family in general]], we can assume that this is not a good thing.
9th Apr '16 4:09:35 AM Hanz
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', the title characters is given a call from his mother, who after reading the tell-all book about him has come to regret her poor treatment of him. She states that having been the child of two broken and miserable people, he is by nature a miserable wretch and there's nothing he can do about it.
-->'''Beatrice Horseman''': You were born broken, it's your birthright.
1st Apr '16 10:08:16 PM Teakay
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** In a later book, Catti-brie gives Drizzt a spiel about the inherent evil of goblinoids, who are apparently even more irredeemably evil than ''drow.'' When he points out that he's met a decent goblin before, she replies that he probably had something not-so-evil somewhere in his family tree.
19th Mar '16 9:43:45 PM Gamermaster
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* Despite being a complete opposite in terms of personality, Negi Springfied of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does share one very important quality with his father Nagi... [[ChickMagnet the ability to make every single girl he meets fall in love with him]]. [[spoiler: He also inherited his mother's personality and [[ObliviousToLove complete inability to notices said love]]. This continued in ''Manga/UQHolder'' with his grandson Touta, who Mizore refers to as "the next in line of a formidable family of ladykillers".

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* Despite being a complete opposite in terms of personality, Negi Springfied of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does share one very important quality with his father Nagi... [[ChickMagnet the ability to make every single girl he meets fall in love with him]]. [[spoiler: He also inherited his mother's personality and [[ObliviousToLove complete inability to notices said love]].love]]]]. This continued in ''Manga/UQHolder'' with his grandson Touta, who Mizore refers to as "the next in line of a formidable family of ladykillers".
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