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9th Dec '17 1:07:47 PM Gravidef
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* ''Creator/AgathaChristie'' was a big fan of this trope, often referring to families having a "taint" in their bloodline. But as she was one of the first mystery authors to consider the impact of psychology on a person's mind, [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny she gets something of a pass]]. It's also partly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that many of her novels feature the British upper class; marriage between relatives (ranging from distant to first/second cousins)in that class was somewhat common to keep the bloodline "pure," and mental instability/illness is a proven side effect of closely-related people marrying and having children, as there's simply not enough genetic diversity to defend against mutation.
6th Dec '17 6:51:03 AM 64SuperNintendo
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18th Nov '17 4:12:14 PM AutumnLeaves
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** The Lannisters who appear in the books share the traits of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] (in various degrees) and (as an effect of the former) of complete inability to shut their mouths, even at sword-point or [[spoiler:crossbow-point]].
28th Oct '17 6:55:02 AM WillBGood
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* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'': Freddy Krueger's [[AxCrazy great paternal linage]] [[BlatantLies helped make him the great man he is today]]. Yup all 100 of his psychotic inmate fathers.

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* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'': Freddy Krueger's [[AxCrazy great paternal linage]] [[BlatantLies lineage]] helped make him the great man he is today]].today. Yup all 100 of his psychotic inmate fathers.
19th Oct '17 2:10:38 AM kazokuhouou
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* One of the biggest spoilers in ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' is that [[spoiler:Yandereness runs in the Aishi family. Yandere-chan's mother Ryoba murdered a rival and kidnapped her senpai, who becomes Yandere-chan's father. The Basement Tapes hint that Ryoba's mother did the same, and WordOfGod says this goes back many generations.]] Whether this continues or is averted is ultimately up to the player.
12th Oct '17 8:12:45 AM Minni128
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*A more mundane example of this (and some NatureVersusNurture) is discussed in the poem ''In the Blood'', as it's wondered if the subject had ''learned'' to be aggressive and cruel or if she would develop those traits because of her genetics.
8th Oct '17 12:22:49 PM ThomasProofreader
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* ''Series/ChouSeiShinGransazer'' has a lot of hand-wringing {{wangst}} near the end when it is revealed that [[spoiler:some of the heroes, and possibly all humans, are descended from the Bosquito, an evil race of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent monsters that feed on the life force of others]]. But in the end it turns out that they aren't related to the Bosquito at all; it was just evil propaganda. A rather nasty WarpedAesop.]]

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* ''Series/ChouSeiShinGransazer'' has a lot of hand-wringing {{wangst}} near the end when it is revealed that [[spoiler:some of the heroes, and possibly all humans, are descended from the Bosquito, an evil race of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent monsters that feed on the life force of others]]. But in the end it turns out that they aren't related to the Bosquito at all; it was just evil propaganda. A rather nasty WarpedAesop.FamilyUnfriendlyAesop.]]



** Clark himself believed this of "Luthor blood", until the episode "Luthor" where he discovers that his alternate self, raised by Lionel Luthor, was monstrous as an actual Luthor even without the blood relation. This realisation allows him to accept that Tess Mercer, the biological daughter of Lionel Luther, can be trusted to be a subversion of the trope.

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** Clark himself believed this of "Luthor blood", until the episode "Luthor" where he discovers that his alternate self, raised by Lionel Luthor, was monstrous as an actual Luthor even without the blood relation. This realisation realization allows him to accept that Tess Mercer, the biological daughter of Lionel Luther, can be trusted to be a subversion of the trope.



** ''TabletopGame/{{Birthright}}'' all rotates around bloodlines ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin duh]]) carryng little portions of lost godly powers.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Birthright}}'' all rotates around bloodlines ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin duh]]) carryng carrying little portions of lost godly powers.



** The factors of environment on actually ''changing'' bloodlines is the basis of a field of study called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetics epigenetics]]. Twins with similar diets and lifestyle turned out [[JustAsPlanned exactly as planned]] (so to speak), while those who were separated at bith would in fact have some similarities that were in fact InTheBlood, but other traits would change due to lifestyle, including appearance.

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** The factors of environment on actually ''changing'' bloodlines is the basis of a field of study called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetics epigenetics]]. Twins with similar diets and lifestyle turned out [[JustAsPlanned exactly as planned]] (so to speak), while those who were separated at bith birth would in fact have some similarities that were in fact InTheBlood, this trope, but other traits would change due to lifestyle, including appearance.



** It's the other way round. Animals that are selected for domestic traits (eg being less fearful of humans, or less aggressive) tend to have a similar suite of genes across species. Also, some physical traits that aren't deliberately selected for (eg white markings, lop ears) seem to be linked to desirable behavioural traits, so turn up in a lot of domestic species. It probably should be possible to domesticate zebras, but they reproduce fairly slowly and it takes many generations.

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** It's the other way round. Animals that are selected for domestic traits (eg being less fearful of humans, or less aggressive) tend to have a similar suite of genes across species. Also, some physical traits that aren't deliberately selected for (eg white markings, lop ears) seem to be linked to desirable behavioural behavioral traits, so turn up in a lot of domestic species. It probably should be possible to domesticate zebras, but they reproduce fairly slowly and it takes many generations.
1st Oct '17 7:54:35 AM CG-Druid
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** Half-drow are hated and avoided by other people because they are related to the drow. In addition, they have a great similarity with them on the outside. Most people can not distinguish a half-drow from a drow. However, half-drow more quickly recognize the lies in the doctrine of Lolth, and can better resist the evil than pure drow. Although there are still many wicked half-drow, most of them go to the surface to become an adventurer, and, to prove others, that they are not like the drow.
19th Sep '17 7:11:09 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''Comicbook/XMen'', the Lensherr[=/=]Eisenhart[=/=]Maximoff/Dane family (''SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}'s'' family) seems to have a lot of issues with this. The man himself tends to go mad fairly regularly, ComicBook/ScarletWitch was responsible for ''Avengers Disassembled'' and ''House of M,'' Polaris also seems to spend half her time as an evil lunatic, and ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} (getting off more lightly than the others) went kind of crazy after getting his powers back following the decimation.

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* In ''Comicbook/XMen'', the Lensherr[=/=]Eisenhart[=/=]Maximoff/Dane family (''SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}'s'' (''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s'' family) seems to have a lot of issues with this. The man himself tends to go mad fairly regularly, ComicBook/ScarletWitch was responsible for ''Avengers Disassembled'' and ''House of M,'' Polaris also seems to spend half her time as an evil lunatic, and ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} (getting off more lightly than the others) went kind of crazy after getting his powers back following the decimation.
9th Sep '17 3:49:41 PM nombretomado
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* Former ''AmericanIdol'' contestant Creigthon Fraker, an adopted son, says he understood why he has singing in his blood when he met his biological father, ''Music/FlotsamAndJetsam'''s frontman Eric A.K.

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* Former ''AmericanIdol'' ''Series/AmericanIdol'' contestant Creigthon Fraker, an adopted son, says he understood why he has singing in his blood when he met his biological father, ''Music/FlotsamAndJetsam'''s frontman Eric A.K.
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