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* The ''RozenMaiden'' dolls.

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* The ''RozenMaiden'' ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' dolls.
28th Mar '17 1:13:37 PM AthenaBlue
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* The Sanchez family from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'' boasts three main traits.
** The first is bullfighting. And, as Carmen [[DeadpanSnarker points out]], it is why there are so many Sanchezes in the Land of the Remembered, as they were all killed in the ring.
** The second is music. Manolo has an ancestor several generations back who wanted to be an opera singer but was pushed into bullfighting. As such, he sympathizes with Manolo, and even gets one heck of a solo in the big final battle. (Fittingly, he is voiced by Placido Domingo!)
** The [[RuleOfThree third]] is a certain unflinching courage. It could be argued that Manolo got his due to La Muerta's blessing. But his mother, Carmen, on meeting Xibalba, bitchslapped him.



* The Family Firefly from ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' and ''Film/TheDevilsRejects''.
* The Merrye clan of ''Film/SpiderBabyOrTheMaddestStoryEverTold'', who suffer from a degenerative disease that causes them to become murderous, insane cannibals. Played for nervous, {{squick}}y laughs.
* The Portokaloses of ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding''.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'' only shows four members of the Pascal family but they all have some severe issues. Not to mention that it is hinted that [[spoiler: Mrs. Pascal killed her husband, which echos the climax of the film.]]
* Averted in ''Film/BigGame''. Oskari ''wishes'' that he was as good a hunter as his father and rest of his family is.
* The Sanchez family from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'' boasts three main traits.
** The first is bullfighting. And, as Carmen [[DeadpanSnarker points out]], it is why there are so many Sanchezes in the Land of the Remembered, as they were all killed in the ring.
** The second is music. Manolo has an ancestor several generations back who wanted to be an opera singer but was pushed into bullfighting. As such, he sympathizes with Manolo, and even gets one heck of a solo in the big final battle. (Fittingly, he is voiced by Placido Domingo!)
** The [[RuleOfThree third]] is a certain unflinching courage. It could be argued that Manolo got his due to La Muerta's blessing. But his mother, Carmen, on meeting Xibalba, bitchslapped him.
* Bill's family in {{WesternAnimation/Its Such A Beautiful Day}} is a very good contender for the MostTriumphantExample, with examples of mental illness and insanity going back for at least ''four'' generations before him. To recapitulate:

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* The Family Firefly from ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' and ''Film/TheDevilsRejects''.
* The Merrye clan of ''Film/SpiderBabyOrTheMaddestStoryEverTold'', who suffer from a degenerative disease that causes them to become murderous, insane cannibals. Played for nervous, {{squick}}y laughs.
* The Portokaloses of ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding''.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'' only shows four members of the Pascal family but they all have some severe issues. Not to mention that it is hinted that [[spoiler: Mrs. Pascal killed her husband, which echos the climax of the film.]]
* Averted in ''Film/BigGame''. Oskari ''wishes'' that he was as good a hunter as his father and rest of his family is.
* The Sanchez family from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'' boasts three main traits.
** The first is bullfighting. And, as Carmen [[DeadpanSnarker points out]], it is why there are so many Sanchezes in the Land of the Remembered, as they were all killed in the ring.
** The second is music. Manolo has an ancestor several generations back who wanted to be an opera singer but was pushed into bullfighting. As such, he sympathizes with Manolo, and even gets one heck of a solo in the big final battle. (Fittingly, he is voiced by Placido Domingo!)
** The [[RuleOfThree third]] is a certain unflinching courage. It could be argued that Manolo got his due to La Muerta's blessing. But his mother, Carmen, on meeting Xibalba, bitchslapped him.
* Bill's family in {{WesternAnimation/Its ''{{WesternAnimation/Its Such A Beautiful Day}} Day}}'' is a very good contender for the MostTriumphantExample, with examples of mental illness and insanity going back for at least ''four'' generations before him. To recapitulate:



* The eponymous family from the film ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' is all eccentric verging on insane.



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* Averted in ''Film/BigGame''. Oskari ''wishes'' that he was as good a hunter as his father and rest of his family is.
* The Family Firefly from ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' and ''Film/TheDevilsRejects''.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'' only shows four members of the Pascal family but they all have some severe issues. Not to mention that it is hinted that [[spoiler: Mrs. Pascal killed her husband, which echoes the climax of the film.]]
* The Portokaloses of ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding''.
* The Merrye clan of ''Film/SpiderBabyOrTheMaddestStoryEverTold'', who suffer from a degenerative disease that causes them to become murderous, insane cannibals. Played for nervous, {{squick}}y laughs.
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* Pretty much any reality show that involves some sort of family member swap. The shows will always show families that have weird quirks and the person who is swapping into that family usually finds it disturbing.



* Series/TheMunsters are all members of the MonsterMash and are considered weird...except for human-looking Marilyn--who was considered ugly by the rest of her family (though she shares some of the other members' inhumanness like her very low body temperature).
* Pretty much any reality show that involves some sort of family member swap. The shows will always show families that have weird quirks and the person who is swapping into that family usually finds it disturbing.
* The Winchester-Campbells in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Hunting, making deals with demons, coming back from the dead...

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* Series/TheMunsters ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Pond family is smaller than most examples, but has more wackiness than most small planets. Poor Rory seems to be the OnlySaneMan[[note]]Though you would be too if you had 2000 years of memories of protecting Amy and nothing can scare you any more[[/note]], as his wife spent her childhood biting psychiatrists, his daughter is a self-proclaimed psychopath, and his son-in-law puts the "crazy" in CrazyAwesome.
** In the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' and ''AudioPlay/{{Gallifrey}}'' audios, the Doctor's relatives Brax, Susan, and Alex[[note]]respectively his brother, granddaughter and great-grandson[[/note]], have a habit of being reckless, independent, highly intelligent, and self-sacrificial. [[spoiler:The latter costs poor Alex his life when he is only twenty years old.]] Special mention goes to Brax for also having a tendency to lie to his friends to keep them safe. Sound familiar?
* Kenny's family in ''Series/KennyVsSpenny''
are all members of pure ''evil''. At one point the MonsterMash entire clan comes together to fake Kenny's mom's death and are considered weird...except for human-looking Marilyn--who was considered ugly by the rest of her family (though she shares some of the other members' inhumanness like her very low body temperature).
* Pretty much any reality show that involves some sort of family member swap. The shows will always show families that have weird quirks
hold a fake funeral and the person who is swapping into that family usually finds it disturbing.
* The Winchester-Campbells
going in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Hunting, making deals with demons, coming back mourning just to keep Spenny from the dead...winning a footrace.



* Kenny's family in ''Series/KennyVsSpenny'' are all pure ''evil''. At one point the entire clan comes together to fake Kenny's mom's death and hold a fake funeral and going in mourning just to keep Spenny from winning a footrace.



* The Pond family from ''Series/DoctorWho'' is smaller than most examples, but has more wackiness than most small planets. Poor Rory seems to be the OnlySaneMan[[note]]Though you would be too if you had 2000 years of memories of protecting Amy and nothing can scare you any more[[/note]], as his wife spent her childhood biting psychiatrists, his daughter is a self-proclaimed psychopath, and his son-in-law puts the "crazy" in CrazyAwesome.
** In the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' and ''AudioPlay/{{Gallifrey}}'' audios, the Doctor's relatives Brax, Susan, and Alex[[note]]respectively his brother, granddaughter and great-grandson[[/note]], have a habit of being reckless, independent, highly intelligent, and self-sacrificial. [[spoiler:The latter costs poor Alex his life when he is only twenty years old.]] Special mention goes to Brax for also having a tendency to lie to his friends to keep them safe. Sound familiar?

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* The Pond ''Series/TheMunsters'' are all members of the MonsterMash and are considered weird...except for human-looking Marilyn--who was considered ugly by the rest of her family from ''Series/DoctorWho'' is smaller than most examples, but has more wackiness than most small planets. Poor Rory seems to be (though she shares some of the OnlySaneMan[[note]]Though you would be too if you had 2000 years of memories of protecting Amy and nothing can scare you any more[[/note]], as his wife spent other members' inhumanness like her childhood biting psychiatrists, his daughter is a self-proclaimed psychopath, and his son-in-law puts the "crazy" in CrazyAwesome.
** In the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' and ''AudioPlay/{{Gallifrey}}'' audios, the Doctor's relatives Brax, Susan, and Alex[[note]]respectively his brother, granddaughter and great-grandson[[/note]], have a habit of being reckless, independent, highly intelligent, and self-sacrificial. [[spoiler:The latter costs poor Alex his life when he is only twenty years old.]] Special mention goes to Brax for also having a tendency to lie to his friends to keep them safe. Sound familiar?
very low body temperature).



* The Winchester-Campbells in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Hunting, making deals with demons, coming back from the dead...



* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Pretty much the entire Pines family]] is rather careless about safety when there's adventure in play. Mabel runs around with a grappling hook and an axe, Dipper can just wander off into the woods when Grunkle Stan is not looking, Stan has made counterfeit money, is a [[spoiler:persona non grata in multiple states, stole radioactive waste]] and thinks bears should drive, and finally [[spoiler:Ford thinks giving weapons to children is valid, which can kind of be justified seeing he [[FishOutOfTemporalWater hasn't been in this dimension for a very long time]]]].
** As such, the making of [[spoiler:fake id's]] is also a family thing.
* Poopeye, Peepeye, Pipeye and Pupeye, {{Popeye}}'s nephews.
** Plus Junior from ''Popeye and Son''. He has his father's strength, "[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy tumor arms]]", and speech impediment.
* The eponymous family from the film ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' is all eccentric verging on insane.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Pretty much the entire Pines family is rather careless about safety when there's adventure in play. Mabel runs around with a grappling hook and an axe, Dipper can just wander off into the woods when Grunkle Stan is not looking, Stan has made counterfeit money, is a [[spoiler:persona non grata in multiple states, stole radioactive waste]] and thinks bears should drive, and finally [[spoiler:Ford thinks giving weapons to children is valid, which can kind of be justified seeing he [[FishOutOfTemporalWater hasn't been in this dimension for a very long time]]]].
** As such, the making of [[spoiler:fake ID's]] is also a family thing.
* Poopeye, Peepeye, Pipeye and Pupeye, WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'s nephews.
** Plus Junior from ''Popeye and Son''. He has his father's strength, "[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy tumor arms]]", and speech impediment.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. If "Butterballs" is anything to go by, child abuse runs in Butters' family.
** In "Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson", the boys spend the holidays with Cartman's relatives. Not only are they all as fat as he is, they also have the same whiny voice and {{jerkass}} tendencies. (The only exception being Cartman's own mother, who is of average weight and generally nice, whatever her [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold other faults]].)



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. If "Butterballs" is anything to go by, child abuse runs in Butters' family.
** In "Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson", the boys spend the holidays with Cartman's relatives. Not only are they all as fat as he is, they also have the same whiny voice and {{jerkass}} tendencies. (The only exception being Cartman's own mother, who is of average weight and generally nice, whatever her [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold other faults]].)
21st Feb '17 4:18:17 AM Gaby007
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* In ''BlackkatsReverse'', Sarutobi is quickly persuaded that Uzumaki Kurama really is a Uzumaki, for the good reason he left an unholy amount of trouble in his wake.

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* In ''BlackkatsReverse'', ''Fanfic/BlackkatsReverse'', Sarutobi is quickly persuaded that Uzumaki Kurama really is a Uzumaki, for the good reason he left an unholy amount of trouble in his wake.
21st Feb '17 4:13:04 AM Gaby007
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* In ''BlackkatsReverse'', Sarutobi is quickly persuaded that Uzumaki Kurama really is a Uzumaki, for the good reason he left an unholy amount of trouble in his wake.
13th Feb '17 12:11:33 PM KrspaceT
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** Lelouch. [[spoiler: Charles.]] Schniezel. [[spoiler: Marianne. Euphie, and Nunnally even.]] They're all [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned extremists]] bent on taking over the world for the greater good. It most definitely runs in the family.

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** Lelouch. [[spoiler: Charles.]] Schniezel. [[spoiler: Marianne. Euphie, and Nunnally even.]] They're all [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned extremists]] bent on taking over the world for the greater good. The only family member who gets sufficient screentime and doesn't count is Cornelia, and she still gets introduced conquering a part of the world. It most definitely runs in the family.
29th Dec '16 5:44:58 AM Nepeta
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* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Pretty much the entire Pines family]] is rather careless about safety when there's adventure in play. Mabel runs around with a grappling hook and an axe, Dipper can just wander off into the woods when Grunkle Stan is not looking, Stan [[spoiler:has made counterfeit money]] and thinks bears should drive, and finally [[spoiler:Ford thinks giving weapons to children is valid, which can kind of be justified seeing he [[FishOutOfTemporalWater hasn't been in this dimension for a very long time]]]].

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* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Pretty much the entire Pines family]] is rather careless about safety when there's adventure in play. Mabel runs around with a grappling hook and an axe, Dipper can just wander off into the woods when Grunkle Stan is not looking, Stan [[spoiler:has has made counterfeit money]] money, is a [[spoiler:persona non grata in multiple states, stole radioactive waste]] and thinks bears should drive, and finally [[spoiler:Ford thinks giving weapons to children is valid, which can kind of be justified seeing he [[FishOutOfTemporalWater hasn't been in this dimension for a very long time]]]].
29th Dec '16 5:37:44 AM Nepeta
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* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Pretty much the entire Pines family]] is rather careless about safety when there's adventure in play. Mabel runs around with a grappling hook and an axe, Dipper can just wander off into the woods when Grunkle Stan is not looking, Stan [[spoiler:has made counterfeit money]] and thinks bears should drive, and finally [[spoiler:Ford thinks giving weapons to children is valid, which can kind of be justified seeing he [[FishOutOfTemporalWater hasn't been in this dimension for a very long time]].

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* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Pretty much the entire Pines family]] is rather careless about safety when there's adventure in play. Mabel runs around with a grappling hook and an axe, Dipper can just wander off into the woods when Grunkle Stan is not looking, Stan [[spoiler:has made counterfeit money]] and thinks bears should drive, and finally [[spoiler:Ford thinks giving weapons to children is valid, which can kind of be justified seeing he [[FishOutOfTemporalWater hasn't been in this dimension for a very long time]].time]]]].
29th Dec '16 5:36:37 AM Nepeta
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* [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney The von Karma family.]] It's subtle, but if you pay attention, Franziska von Karma from the second game onward shares the same poses for her sprites as her father Manfred from the first game. Less subtly, both are prosecutors with obsessions for absolute perfection [[spoiler:(and although Franziska eventually gets over it, she does maintain the no-nonsense sense of authority that had come with it)]].

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* [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney The von Karma family.]] family]]. It's subtle, but if you pay attention, Franziska von Karma from the second game onward shares the same poses for her sprites as her father Manfred from the first game. Less subtly, both are prosecutors with obsessions for absolute perfection [[spoiler:(and although Franziska eventually gets over it, she does maintain the no-nonsense sense of authority that had come with it)]].


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* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Pretty much the entire Pines family]] is rather careless about safety when there's adventure in play. Mabel runs around with a grappling hook and an axe, Dipper can just wander off into the woods when Grunkle Stan is not looking, Stan [[spoiler:has made counterfeit money]] and thinks bears should drive, and finally [[spoiler:Ford thinks giving weapons to children is valid, which can kind of be justified seeing he [[FishOutOfTemporalWater hasn't been in this dimension for a very long time]].
** As such, the making of [[spoiler:fake id's]] is also a family thing.
22nd Dec '16 4:19:53 AM RobTan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the royal family of the Fire Nation have a tendency to be sociopathic nutjobs. For some odd reason it only seems to happen to one family member per generation.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the royal family of the Fire Nation have a tendency to be sociopathic nutjobs. For some odd reason it only seems to happen to one family member per generation.generation, unfortuanetly, until the last two generations that one person was the eldest son.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' all Simpson men are born intelligent, but suddenly become idiots at the age of eight.
5th Dec '16 10:48:11 PM Luppercus
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* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''.

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* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''.''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' as a case of a CreepyFamily.
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