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21st Jun '17 10:50:50 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' has a number of examples in relation to the Dukes: They've been making moonshine ever since before their ancestors came to America. They've been "fighting the system" for as long as the Duke Clan and corrupt politics have coexisted. In the old west, the Duke's ancestors displayed an affection for fast horses; in modern times, they prefer fast cars. The Dukes' ancestors have also been allied with some other clans as far back as those clans have coexisted; this sometimes leads to Uncle Jesse recruiting the descendants of those clans as modern day allies by reminding them of that fact. Boss Hogg and Rosco's ancestors in the old west were also shown to be corrupt.

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* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' has a number of examples in relation to the Dukes: They've been making moonshine ever since before their ancestors came to America. They've been "fighting the system" for as long as the Duke Clan and corrupt politics have coexisted. In the old west, the Duke's ancestors displayed an affection for fast horses; in modern times, they prefer fast cars. The Dukes' ancestors have also been allied with some other clans as far back as those clans have coexisted; this sometimes leads to Uncle Jesse recruiting the descendants of those clans as modern day allies by reminding them of that fact. Boss Hogg and Rosco's ancestors in the old west were also shown to be corrupt.
20th Jun '17 11:04:50 AM Timjames98
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The hero's fear in this situation is that their "evil genes" will inevitably doom them to become as evil as their ancestors BecauseDestinySaysSo, it's written [[TitleDrop in the blood]] -- despite the fact that up to the point before TheReveal they had a solid reputation, moral compass, and personality, capable of using HeroicWillpower to resist just about any evil supernatural coercion. It might be that heroes are as insecure about their ancestry as their [[SlaveToPR reputation]], but there could be other reasons for a hero to worry about it. If he grew up in a society that places high value on ancestry or considers evil to be hereditary then it might be a real concern.

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The hero's fear in this situation is that their "evil genes" will inevitably doom them to become as evil as their ancestors BecauseDestinySaysSo, it's written [[TitleDrop in the blood]] -- despite the fact that up to the point before TheReveal they had a solid reputation, moral compass, and personality, capable of using HeroicWillpower to resist just about any evil supernatural coercion. It might be that heroes are as insecure about their ancestry as their [[SlaveToPR reputation]], but there could be other reasons for a hero to worry about it. If he grew up in a society that places high value on ancestry or considers evil to be hereditary then it might would be a real concern.understandable if he worries.
20th Jun '17 11:04:21 AM Timjames98
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The hero's fear in this situation is that their "evil genes" will inevitably doom them to become as evil as their ancestors BecauseDestinySaysSo, it's written [[TitleDrop in the blood]] -- despite the fact that up to the point before TheReveal they had a solid reputation, moral compass, and personality, capable of using HeroicWillpower to resist just about any evil supernatural coercion. It seems heroes are as insecure about their ancestry as their [[SlaveToPR reputation.]]

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The hero's fear in this situation is that their "evil genes" will inevitably doom them to become as evil as their ancestors BecauseDestinySaysSo, it's written [[TitleDrop in the blood]] -- despite the fact that up to the point before TheReveal they had a solid reputation, moral compass, and personality, capable of using HeroicWillpower to resist just about any evil supernatural coercion. It seems might be that heroes are as insecure about their ancestry as their [[SlaveToPR reputation.]]
reputation]], but there could be other reasons for a hero to worry about it. If he grew up in a society that places high value on ancestry or considers evil to be hereditary then it might be a real concern.
7th Jun '17 7:16:38 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy has an official 'club' known commonly as The Bad Seeds. Admission? One or both of your parents must be a supervillain. Some kids take to this like ducks to water, some resist, some don't know what to do, some are pretty clueless even for teenagers. Nacht has a supervillain mother who is constantly trying to get Nacht to use her powers to help mommy commit crimes; Nacht doesn't mind the crime part, but she really doesn't want to spend time with her mother. Jobe is a ruthless, amoral genius bio-devisor who even looks like his supervillain dad; his dad hates that junior doesn't have a flair for mechanical devises instead. Carmilla has Deep Ones in her mother's ancestry, and is the grandchild of Shub-Niggurath on her father's side; she's taking the ScrewDestiny approach right now. And so on...

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* In the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy has an official 'club' known commonly as The Bad Seeds. Admission? One or both of your parents must be a supervillain. Some kids take to this like ducks to water, some resist, some don't know what to do, some are pretty clueless even for teenagers. Nacht has a supervillain mother who is constantly trying to get Nacht to use her powers to help mommy commit crimes; Nacht doesn't mind the crime part, but she really doesn't want to spend time with her mother. Jobe is a ruthless, amoral genius bio-devisor who even looks like his supervillain dad; his dad hates that junior doesn't have a flair for mechanical devises instead. Carmilla has Deep Ones in her mother's ancestry, and is the grandchild of Shub-Niggurath on her father's side; she's taking the ScrewDestiny approach right now. And so on...
27th May '17 8:11:01 AM Malady
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* The blurb to each of the three ''Kaywana'' books goes on and on about how the tainted blood of the van Groenwegels drives them to evil.
* In Gene Stratton Porter's ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/904 Her Father's Daughter]]'', Linda receives a direction to a letter when she turns eighteen. However, blood had told before then.

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* The blurb to each of the three ''Kaywana'' ''Literature/{{Kaywana}}'' books goes on and on about how the tainted blood of the van Groenwegels drives them to evil.
* In Gene Stratton Porter's ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/904 Her Father's Daughter]]'', ''Literature/HerFathersDaughter'': Linda receives a direction to a letter when she turns eighteen. However, blood had told before then.



* In Nancy Freedman's political novel ''Joshua Son of None'', Joshua Francis Kellogg is a clone of John F. Kennedy raised to become the President of the United States. You can already guess how the story ends...

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* In Nancy Freedman's political novel ''Joshua Son of None'', ''Literature/JoshuaSonOfNone'', Joshua Francis Kellogg is a clone of John F. Kennedy raised to become the President of the United States. You can already guess how the story ends...



* In Creator/{{Roger Zelazny}}'s ''Changeling'', the infant son of an infamous wizard from a fantasy world is swapped for a child from another world that might as well be ours. Growing up in each other's worlds, it's perhaps no great surprise that the former son still eventually turns out to be a wizard himself because magic, but what's interesting is that the "normal" child grows up to be a gifted (if [[FaceHeelTurn not precisely well-adjusted]]) ''engineer'' -- that's right, apparently an instinctive understanding of the ''technology'' of one's birth society is InTheBlood here as well.
* A recurrent theme frequently [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in ''Literature/{{Murderess}}''. Lu was warned not to reveal her heritage to anyone, for fear of people reacting based on this; some apparently do, others donít. Lu herself struggles with this notion, wondering whether or not she is naturally inclined to kill, but seems to be too horrified when she has to kill even to save her own life.

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* In Creator/{{Roger Zelazny}}'s Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Changeling'', the infant son of an infamous wizard from a fantasy world is swapped for a child from another world that might as well be ours. Growing up in each other's worlds, it's perhaps no great surprise that the former son still eventually turns out to be a wizard himself because magic, but what's interesting is that the "normal" child grows up to be a gifted (if [[FaceHeelTurn not precisely well-adjusted]]) ''engineer'' -- that's right, apparently an instinctive understanding of the ''technology'' of one's birth society is InTheBlood here as well.
* A recurrent theme frequently [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] {{discussed|Trope}} in ''Literature/{{Murderess}}''. Lu was warned not to reveal her heritage to anyone, for fear of people reacting based on this; some apparently do, others donít. Lu herself struggles with this notion, wondering whether or not she is naturally inclined to kill, but seems to be too horrified when she has to kill even to save her own life.



* [[Literature/TheEnchantmentEmporium Allison Gale]] is worried that her family may decided to 'eliminate' her brother David under the belief that any men in the family with 'too much' magical ability will certainly become DrunkOnTheDarkSide, and they believe in being preemptive. Not helped by the revelation that [[spoiler: the BigBad of the book, an actual sorcerer, is a member of the Gales that spent the last 15 years collecting power and artifacts]]
* Played straight in ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'' with Gwydyr's descendants and the Mortmain family.

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* [[Literature/TheEnchantmentEmporium ''Literature/TheEnchantmentEmporium'': Allison Gale]] Gale is worried that her family may decided to 'eliminate' her brother David under the belief that any men in the family with 'too much' magical ability will certainly become DrunkOnTheDarkSide, and they believe in being preemptive. Not helped by the revelation that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the BigBad of the book, an actual sorcerer, is a member of the Gales that spent the last 15 years collecting power and artifacts]]
* ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'': Played straight in ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'' with Gwydyr's descendants and the Mortmain family.
20th May '17 1:19:35 AM Argon2
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* Not everyone in ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'''s Yotsuba Clan is evil as such, but they all share a certain pragmatism. Heroic Yotsuba such as Miyuki 'only' torture their enemies to get information. Villainous Yotsuba MindRape children and make {{Tykebombs}} out of whatever is left over. This is the main reason the clan hasn't fractured yet; its members all recognize and fear their similarities.
1st May '17 6:10:41 PM Caswin
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* SherlockHolmes speculates that the reason Colonel Moran from "The Adventure of the Empty House" started out as a fine, upstanding soldier of the Empire and then suddenly joined the Moriarty gang might be because "the individual represents in his development the whole procession of his ancestors, and that such a sudden turn to good or evil stands for some strong influence which came into the line of his pedigree. The person becomes, as it were, the epitome of the history of his own family." Watson calls this "rather fanciful".

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* SherlockHolmes speculates that the reason Colonel Moran from "The Adventure of the Empty House" started out as a fine, upstanding soldier of the Empire and then suddenly joined the Moriarty gang might be because "the individual represents in his development the whole procession of his ancestors, and that such a sudden turn to good or evil stands for some strong influence which came into the line of his pedigree. The person becomes, as it were, the epitome of the history of his own family." Watson calls this "rather fanciful".fanciful", to which Holmes admits that he doesn't "insist" on it.
8th Apr '17 1:02:58 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight in the ''{{Redwall}}'' series, where certain species are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil always designated]] as "good" or "bad." Even when a ferret (one of the "vermin" species) named Veil is raised from infancy in the abbey, he ultimately turns out to be evil. "The goodies are good and the baddies are BAD, no grey areas." (Weirdly, cats are one of the few species that's an exception to this rule, being good or evil -- in a series where mice are the standard heroes.) There are occasional exceptions, with good-aligned "vermin species" or evil-aligned "good species" but they are few and far between.

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* Played straight in the ''{{Redwall}}'' ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' series, where certain species are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil always designated]] as "good" or "bad." Even when a ferret (one of the "vermin" species) named Veil is raised from infancy in the abbey, he ultimately turns out to be evil. "The goodies are good and the baddies are BAD, no grey areas." (Weirdly, cats are one of the few species that's an exception to this rule, being good or evil -- in a series where mice are the standard heroes.) There are occasional exceptions, with good-aligned "vermin species" or evil-aligned "good species" but they are few and far between.
8th Apr '17 11:17:47 AM nombretomado
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* Just try to find a second- or third-generation wrestler whose gimmick ''doesn't'' center around wrestling being InTheBlood, face or heel. Probably the best example is Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s RandyOrton, a third-generation wrestler who believes that his lineage automatically makes him the greatest wrestler ever (never mind that dad, grandpa, and uncle Barry were all midcarders at best...). Orton went on to found a PowerStable called Legacy, where the biggest entrance requirement was that you must be at least a second-generation wrestler. Their motto? "Born better."

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* Just try to find a second- or third-generation wrestler whose gimmick ''doesn't'' center around wrestling being InTheBlood, face or heel. Probably the best example is Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s RandyOrton, Wrestling/RandyOrton, a third-generation wrestler who believes that his lineage automatically makes him the greatest wrestler ever (never mind that dad, grandpa, and uncle Barry were all midcarders at best...). Orton went on to found a PowerStable called Legacy, where the biggest entrance requirement was that you must be at least a second-generation wrestler. Their motto? "Born better."
3rd Apr '17 5:31:17 AM cherrychels
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** However, there are a few subversions: first off, [[spoiler:Itachi. He is easily one of the strongest Uchiha and possesses many typical Uchiha traits but, by all appearances, he seems to be avoiding [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope going too far overboard]] in the pursuit of his revenge]], a pursuit he seems more or less indifferent to. [[spoiler: Itachi]]'s primary motivation appears to be a weighted utilitarianism, trying to preserve the greatest possible amount of what he valued, with slight adjustments made for innocence as opposed to revenge.

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** However, there are a few subversions: first off, [[spoiler:Itachi. He is easily one of the strongest Uchiha and possesses many typical Uchiha traits but, by all appearances, he seems to be is avoiding [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope going too far overboard]] in the pursuit of his revenge]], a pursuit he and seems more or less indifferent to. to the idea of revenge. Instead, [[spoiler: Itachi]]'s primary motivation appears to be a weighted utilitarianism, trying to preserve the greatest possible amount of what he valued, values, with slight adjustments made for innocence innocence, as opposed to revenge.
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