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19th Mar '17 11:34:28 AM nombretomado
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* ''StarWars'' plays with this, Luke's [[TheFinalTemptation Final Temptation]] to join TheDarkSide hinges on him being his father's son and heir to his evil. Luckily, he inherited a few traits from his mom too.
** It was also implied, in ''ANewHope'', as being [[MuggleFosterParents his aunt and uncle's]] reason for [[LockedOutOfTheLoop never]] [[TellMeAboutMyFather discussing]] [[DisappearedDad his]] [[ParentalAbandonment father]] [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou with]] [[LukeIAmYourFather him]]... or at the very least telling BlatantLies. (Spice freighter navigator my ass!) They feared that Luke would [[ForegoneConclusion become a Jedi]], [[CallForward like his father before him]], and go [[SecretLegacy gallivanting across the galaxy]] to [[TurnOutLikeHisFather turn evil]] That, or just get killed - it's never stated just how much Obi-Wan told them about Anakin. The two always told Luke he'd died offworld.

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* ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' plays with this, Luke's [[TheFinalTemptation Final Temptation]] to join TheDarkSide hinges on him being his father's son and heir to his evil. Luckily, he inherited a few traits from his mom too.
** It was also implied, in ''ANewHope'', ''Film/ANewHope'', as being [[MuggleFosterParents his aunt and uncle's]] reason for [[LockedOutOfTheLoop never]] [[TellMeAboutMyFather discussing]] [[DisappearedDad his]] [[ParentalAbandonment father]] [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou with]] [[LukeIAmYourFather him]]... or at the very least telling BlatantLies. (Spice freighter navigator my ass!) They feared that Luke would [[ForegoneConclusion become a Jedi]], [[CallForward like his father before him]], and go [[SecretLegacy gallivanting across the galaxy]] to [[TurnOutLikeHisFather turn evil]] That, or just get killed - it's never stated just how much Obi-Wan told them about Anakin. The two always told Luke he'd died offworld.
26th Feb '17 1:25:39 PM Qrow
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** Played with the race of Tieflings, who are the descendant of [[HalfHumanHybrid humans and devils]]. The race itself is actualy an ''aversion'' in that desptie being descended from devils, are no more pre-disposed toward good or evil than their human cousins. But many people ''beleive'' they are and [[FantasticRacism treat them accordingly]]. Ironicaly this does lead some to embrace ThenLetMeBeEvil, which then reinforces said beliefs among the people, but there are tiefling hwo try and convince people that the Tieflings are not evil, and many more who simply [[IJustWantToBeNormal try and keep their heads down]].

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** Played with in the race of Tieflings, who are the descendant of [[HalfHumanHybrid humans and devils]]. The race itself is actualy actually an ''aversion'' in that desptie despite being descended from devils, are no more pre-disposed predisposed toward good or evil than their human cousins. But many people ''beleive'' ''believe'' they are and [[FantasticRacism treat them accordingly]]. Ironicaly Ironically this does lead some to embrace ThenLetMeBeEvil, [[ThenLetMeBeEvil their heritage]], which then reinforces said beliefs among the people, but there people. There are tiefling hwo heroic Tiefling who try and convince people that the Tieflings are not all evil, however, and many more who simply [[IJustWantToBeNormal try and keep their heads down]].
14th Feb '17 6:49:21 PM rjd1922
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** If the sequel ''D2'' in any indication, though, she took it pretty well.



* Franchise/FireEmblem:
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword]]'' we have minor villain Erik, son of the corrupt Marquess Darin. In the next game in the continuity Erik has grown up to be exact same tyrannical ruler his father was, and repeats his predecessors mistakes [[HistoryRepeats step by step]] even going so far as to kidnap a little girl(for different reasons but still). This is bothersome as Darin wasn't truly evil until he met Ephidel and Erik seemed repentant after being defeated by Eliwood and Hector.

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* Franchise/FireEmblem:
''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword]]'' we have minor villain Erik, son of the corrupt Marquess Darin. In the next game in the continuity Erik has grown up to be exact same tyrannical ruler his father was, and repeats his predecessors mistakes [[HistoryRepeats step by step]] even going so far as to kidnap a little girl(for girl (for different reasons reasons, but still). This is bothersome as Darin wasn't truly evil until he met Ephidel and Erik seemed repentant after being defeated by Eliwood and Hector.



* Gotha's family in VideoGame/DragonQuestV starts from a masculine Pankraz, having [[TheHero a son]] who has as much masculinity as him when he grows up and [[GenerationXerox suffers very similar fates as him when he's married.]] While this guy's not as strong as his father, he has an ability to use healing spells, which carries onto his son, who can even cast a better multi healing and revival spells while still being a hard hitter. Also in the game he wonders if he can catch and train monsters like his daddy does.

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* Gotha's family in VideoGame/DragonQuestV ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'' starts from a masculine Pankraz, having [[TheHero a son]] who has as much masculinity as him when he grows up and [[GenerationXerox suffers very similar fates as him when he's married.]] While this guy's not as strong as his father, he has an ability to use healing spells, which carries onto his son, who can even cast a better multi healing and revival spells while still being a hard hitter. Also in the game he wonders if he can catch and train monsters like his daddy does.



** It probably has as much to do with nurture (or lack thereof) as nature, but [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne]] is at least as petty and murderous as [[spoiler: her mother Morgan Fey]] in ''Trials and Tribulations''. Fortunately it seems to have passed over [[spoiler: Pearl and Iris]].

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** It probably has as much to do with nurture (or lack thereof) as nature, but [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne]] is at least as petty and murderous as [[spoiler: her mother Morgan Fey]] in ''Trials and Tribulations''. Fortunately it seems to have passed over [[spoiler: Pearl [[spoiler:Pearl and Iris]].



* Tohno Shiki of ''{{Tsukihime}}'' lived [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent most of his life normally]], yet can somehow instinctually remember all the assassination techniques of the Nanaya clan through his blood, which conveniently powers him up whenever something serious happens. Judging by appearance, you might as well call it his SuperpoweredEvilSide. Explained in {{Canon}} by the fact that [[spoiler:the Nanaya were incestuous and grounded in tradition to hold onto their supernatural powers, which are only supposed to last one generation]].

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* Tohno Shiki of ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' lived [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent most of his life normally]], yet can somehow instinctually remember all the assassination techniques of the Nanaya clan through his blood, which conveniently powers him up whenever something serious happens. Judging by appearance, you might as well call it his SuperpoweredEvilSide. Explained in {{Canon}} by the fact that [[spoiler:the Nanaya were incestuous and grounded in tradition to hold onto their supernatural powers, which are only supposed to last one generation]].
8th Feb '17 12:24:06 PM BatmanKalEl
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* Zuko of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a painfully complicated ([[TheWoobie as usual]]) case -- according to Iroh, his inner conflict and confusion in Season 3 is revealed to be due to [[spoiler:inheriting the blemish on his soul from Fire Lord Sozin through his father ''and'' a purity of soul from Avatar Roku through his mother: "...[U]nderstanding the struggle between your two great-grandfathers can help you better understand the battle within yourself. Evil and good are always at war inside you, Zuko. It is your nature, your legacy."]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything What else would you expect from someone related to]] MarkHamill?
** However, this is averted with the rest of the family. Ozai and Iroh are SiblingYinYang, as are Zuko and Azula. If [[spoiler:good comes from Zuko's mother]], how do you explain Iroh being the nicest of the family?
*** Iroh's good side is suggested, by Fanon at least, to have something to do with his trip to the spirit realm after Lu-Ten's death.
*** Alternatively, it's a DoubleSubvertedTrope. The personality traits themselves aren't what's inherited, [[FridgeBrilliance but the conflict]]. Iroh vs. Ozai, Sozin vs. Roku, etc... His own internal conflict is just the family tendency for conflict coming to its peak!
*** Supported further by a flashback to Iroh writing a letter to Zuko and Azula, in which he gleefully jokes about burning Ba Sing Se to the ground. He even laughs heartily after he writes it down. Not exactly in line with the gentle [[TheDumbledore wise old man who only kicks a ton of ass if he absolutely needs to]].

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* Zuko of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a painfully complicated ([[TheWoobie as usual]]) case -- according to Iroh, his inner conflict and confusion in Season 3 is revealed to be due to [[spoiler:inheriting the blemish on his soul from Fire Lord Sozin through his father ''and'' a purity of soul from Avatar Roku through his mother: "...[U]nderstanding the struggle between your two great-grandfathers can help you better understand the battle within yourself. Evil and good are always at war inside you, Zuko. It is your nature, your legacy."]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything What else would you expect from someone related to]] MarkHamill?
** However, this is averted with the rest of the family. Ozai and Iroh are SiblingYinYang, as are Zuko and Azula. If [[spoiler:good comes from Zuko's mother]], how do you explain Iroh being the nicest of the family?
*** Iroh's good side is suggested, by Fanon at least, to have something to do with his trip to the spirit realm after Lu-Ten's death.
*** Alternatively, it's a DoubleSubvertedTrope. The personality traits themselves aren't what's inherited, [[FridgeBrilliance but the conflict]]. Iroh vs. Ozai, Sozin vs. Roku, etc... His own internal conflict is just the family tendency for conflict coming to its peak!
*** Supported further by a flashback to Iroh writing a letter to Zuko and Azula, in which he gleefully jokes about burning Ba Sing Se to the ground. He even laughs heartily after he writes it down. Not exactly in line with the gentle [[TheDumbledore wise old man who only kicks a ton of ass if he absolutely needs to]].
7th Feb '17 7:07:44 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The Targaryen dynasty has always walked a fine line between brilliance and madness, a trait they cannot shake because of their tradition of incest to keep the "blood of the dragon" pure, which is also believed to be important to their RoyaltySuperpower of connecting with dragons.
** Sansa Stark faces accusations of "traitor's blood" because of the actions of her father and brother.
** As an armorer's apprentice, Gendry has inherited both his father's hair and his affinity for hammers.
** The Boltons of the Dreadfort have had enough {{Sadist}}s and torture technicians in their bloodline to put a flayed man on their banners.
20th Jan '17 12:22:55 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': The fourth episode of season 1 is titled "In the Blood" and puts heavy focus on the Russian gangster brothers Vladimir and Anatoly Ranskahov as they deal with the problems the masked Devil of Hell's Kitchen is causing to their alliance with Wilson Fisk.
14th Jan '17 6:47:42 AM esq263
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** The Maddoxes, Llawcaes, and O'Keefes are an interesting example. The Maddoxes and Llawcaes are generally good families, but one person's intermarriage, as with Gwen and Gedder or Bran and Zillie, can spoil the entire family tree from that point forward. The O'Keefes are generally a degenerate family, including Jack, who flings homeless puppies to death against the wall of the barn, and Paddy, who schemes with Duthbert the Younger to have Chuck committed. However, when Paddy and Beezie marry, although most of their children take after their father, becoming bullies and thugs, Calvin inherits the Maddox traits and becomes one of the heroes of ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' and "Literature/AWindInTheDoor'' Later, all of Calvin's children inherit the good Maddox traits rather than the bad O'Keefe traits.

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** The Maddoxes, Llawcaes, and O'Keefes are an interesting example. The Maddoxes and Llawcaes are generally good families, but one person's intermarriage, as with Gwen and Gedder or Bran and Zillie, can spoil the entire family tree from that point forward. The O'Keefes are generally a degenerate family, including Jack, who flings homeless puppies to death against the wall of the barn, and Paddy, who schemes with Duthbert the Younger to have Chuck committed. However, when Paddy and Beezie marry, although most of their children take after their father, becoming bullies and thugs, Calvin inherits the Maddox traits and becomes one of the heroes of ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' and "Literature/AWindInTheDoor'' ''Literature/AWindInTheDoor'' Later, all of Calvin's children inherit the good Maddox traits rather than the bad O'Keefe traits.
14th Jan '17 6:42:35 AM esq263
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** Similarly, anyone with the last name Mortmain is similarly tainted. During Colonial times, Pastor Mortmain and his son Duthbert attempt to railroad Zylle for witchcraft. Later, during Beezie's childhood, a descendant, Duthbert Mortmain (II?) is a competent businessman -- who beats his wife and makes passes at his thirteen-year-old stepdaughter. He has a son who inherits his criminality but none of his competence and dies in prison.

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** Similarly, anyone with the last name Mortmain is similarly tainted. During Colonial times, Pastor Mortmain and his son Duthbert attempt to railroad Zylle for witchcraft. Later, during Beezie's childhood, a descendant, Duthbert Mortmain (II?) is a competent businessman -- who beats his wife and makes passes at his thirteen-year-old stepdaughter. He has a His son who inherits his criminality but none of his competence and dies in prison.
14th Jan '17 6:40:32 AM esq263
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* Played straight in ''Literature/ASwiftlyToltingPlanet'' with Gwydyr's descendants and the Mortmain family.

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* Played straight in ''Literature/ASwiftlyToltingPlanet'' ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'' with Gwydyr's descendants and the Mortmain family.
14th Jan '17 6:40:03 AM esq263
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** All of the descendants of Gwydyr are bad news: Gwydyr arrogates himself to the position of king of the People Across the Lake; later, his descendant, Gedder, uses scheming and murder to gain prominence of Vespugia. Even Gedder's seemingly harmless sister, Zillie will, if she marries Bran, become the ancestor of the OmnicidialManiac Mad Dog Branzillo, who plans to destroy the world in a nuclear war. Later, in the revised timeline, in ''Troubling A Star'', another descendant, Guedder, is the dictator of Vespugia, whose scheming ensnares Vicky.

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** All of the descendants of Gwydyr are bad news: Gwydyr arrogates himself to the position of king of the People Across the Lake; later, his descendant, Gedder, uses scheming and murder to gain prominence of Vespugia. Even Gedder's seemingly harmless sister, Zillie will, if she marries Bran, become the ancestor of the OmnicidialManiac OmnicidalManiac Mad Dog Branzillo, who plans to destroy the world in a nuclear war. Later, in the revised timeline, in ''Troubling A Star'', another descendant, Guedder, is the dictator of Vespugia, whose scheming ensnares Vicky.
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