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23rd Jul '16 10:11:31 AM Pichu-kun
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* The ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/{{BecomingFree Becoming Family]]'' has a romance developing between Elsa's daughter Katja and Anna's son Matteus. In their case, Katja is adopted so they're {{Not Blood|Siblings}}Cousins.

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* The ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/{{BecomingFree ''[[Fanfic/BecomingFree Becoming Family]]'' has a romance developing between Elsa's daughter Katja and Anna's son Matteus. In their case, Katja is adopted so they're {{Not Blood|Siblings}}Cousins.
23rd Jul '16 10:10:12 AM Pichu-kun
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* The ''Disney/{{Frozen}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Becoming|Free}}Family'' has a romance developing between Elsa's daughter Katja and Anna's son Matteus. In their case, Katja is adopted so they're {{Not Blood|Siblings}}Cousins.

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* The ''Disney/{{Frozen}'' ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Becoming|Free}}Family'' ''[[Fanfic/{{BecomingFree Becoming Family]]'' has a romance developing between Elsa's daughter Katja and Anna's son Matteus. In their case, Katja is adopted so they're {{Not Blood|Siblings}}Cousins.
23rd Jul '16 10:08:27 AM Pichu-kun
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* Makoto and Erio from ''LightNovel/GroundControlToPsychoelectricGirl'' have plenty of ShipTease. It help that Makoto didn't even know Erio existed until he was sixteen. Makoto also shows attraction to his aunt.

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* Makoto and Erio from ''LightNovel/GroundControlToPsychoelectricGirl'' have plenty of ShipTease. It help helps that Makoto didn't even know Erio existed until he was sixteen. Makoto also shows attraction to his aunt.


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* The ''Disney/{{Frozen}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Becoming|Free}}Family'' has a romance developing between Elsa's daughter Katja and Anna's son Matteus. In their case, Katja is adopted so they're {{Not Blood|Siblings}}Cousins.
14th Jul '16 2:32:42 PM StFan
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* Many series in the HaremGenre have a cousin among the haremettes.



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* Discussed by Creator/EddieIzzard, in regards to the British royal family:
-->'''Eddie:''' [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria She]] was one of our more frumpy queens. They're all frumpy, aren't they? Because it's a bad idea when cousins marry! [...] First rule of genetics: spread the genes apart, you know? But the royals are just obsessed with: "Are you a royal family? Are you a royal member? Well, then you can marry me, 'cause you're the same gene pool and our IQ's will go down the toilet." Fantastic. That's why there's no crazy royals, they're all kind of: ''[drawls]'' "Hello, hello. What do you do? Oh, you're a plumber. What on ''earth'' is that?"
* Among Creator/JeffFoxworthy's indications that "You Might Be a Redneck..."
-->"If your family tree never forks..."\\
"If you go to family reunions hoping to pick up girls..."
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* Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} superhero Black Bolt, the king of Comicbook/TheInhumans, is married to his cousin Medusa. Sorta justified: due to the limited gene pool of the Inhumans, just about every two-Inhuman marriage involves cousins.
* Creator/MarkMillar's post apocalyptic ''Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'' story "Comicbook/OldManLogan" features a future were [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] and cousin Comicbook/SheHulk have bred and produced inbred offspring. This is all due to her being the only woman able to "Take the pace" of Hulk sexually. Hulk and She-Hulk are both radioactive too, which probably didn't help… It's not the first time the romantic/sexuality thing has been brought up between these two as some of Fixit's dialogue with her implies he's more than game. There's also some implication that it may not be consensual.

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* Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} superhero Black Bolt, the king of Comicbook/TheInhumans, ComicBook/TheInhumans, is married to his cousin Medusa. Sorta justified: due to the limited gene pool of the Inhumans, just about every two-Inhuman marriage involves cousins.
* Creator/MarkMillar's post apocalyptic ''Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' story "Comicbook/OldManLogan" "ComicBook/OldManLogan" features a future were [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] and cousin Comicbook/SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk have bred and produced inbred offspring. This is all due to her being the only woman able to "Take the pace" of Hulk sexually. Hulk and She-Hulk are both radioactive too, which probably didn't help… doesn't help... It's not the first time the romantic/sexuality thing has been brought up between these two as some of Fixit's dialogue with her implies he's more than game. There's also some implication that it may not be consensual.



** The Man of Steel himself apparently had such feelings [[http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/FireFox516/Random%20Crap/SupermanandKara.jpg for his cousin Kara]] (Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}). In ''that'' one, Kara tries to find Supes a girlfriend. After many failed attempts, we get the panel above, which seems to make it perfectly clear that the law is the only thing stopping them from pursuing a relationship (maybe they [[ValuesDissonance minded a lot less in the 60s?]].) Eventually, Kara fixes Supes up with a girl that is nigh identical to herself, but older, and they hit it off. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it turns out yellow sun is her Kryptonite, and he can't leave Earth unprotected, so they must part.]]
** Also, from the same source as Comicbook/LexLuthor stealing '''forty''' cakes[[note]]That's as many as four tens. AndThatsTerrible.[[/note]] comes Kara and Clark [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvzhjklUch1r2ntbyo1_500.png deserving a rest]]. Maybe it's just hard to make her look unsexy, but... that looks far from innocent, and the repetition, though intended to drill the definition into a kid's mind, ''really'' makes it sound like she is saying "We deserve a rest, nudge nudge wink wink," and the big blue boy scout [[ObliviousToLove just isn't getting it yet]].
** In yet another [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story, Clark has Kara disguise herself as a superheroine from another dimension, and she and Supes proceed to have makeouts (in ''front'' of Lois), all to fool some dim alien invasion. She was explicitly underage at the time, too. Yeesh.

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** The Man of Steel himself apparently had such feelings [[http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/FireFox516/Random%20Crap/SupermanandKara.jpg for his cousin Kara]] (Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}). In ''that'' one, Kara tries to find Supes a girlfriend. After many failed attempts, we get the panel above, which seems to make it perfectly clear that the law is the only thing stopping them from pursuing a relationship (maybe they [[ValuesDissonance minded a lot less in the 60s?]].'60s?]].) Eventually, Kara fixes Supes up with a girl that is nigh identical to herself, but older, and they hit it off. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Unfortunately, it turns out yellow sun is her Kryptonite, and he can't leave Earth unprotected, so they must part.]]
** Also, from the same source as Comicbook/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor stealing '''forty''' cakes[[note]]That's as many as four tens. AndThatsTerrible.[[/note]] comes Kara and Clark [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvzhjklUch1r2ntbyo1_500.png deserving a rest]]. Maybe it's just hard to make her look unsexy, but... that looks far from innocent, and the repetition, though intended to drill the definition into a kid's mind, ''really'' makes it sound like she is saying "We deserve a rest, nudge nudge wink wink," and the big blue boy scout [[ObliviousToLove just isn't getting it yet]].
** In yet another [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story, Clark has Kara disguise herself as a superheroine from another dimension, and she and Supes proceed to have makeouts make-outs (in ''front'' of Lois), all to fool some dim alien invasion. She was explicitly underage at the time, too. Yeesh.



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* Norman ''Drabble'' once ran into his girlfriend at a family wedding. After spending some time having fun with her, he asks why she's there. It turns out they're both related to the bride. A few strips later, it was revealed that they weren't blood relatives, but Norman didn't tell his girlfriend that immediately.
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* There's a fairly large following in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' fandom for the pairing of Marie Flynn (daughter of Phineas and Isabella) and Thomas Fletcher (son of Ferb and Vanessa)--even in universes where Phineas and Vanessa are half-siblings. And even in the more traditional worlds, there's still frequent LampshadeHanging about "Isn't she your cousin?" [[InsistentTerminology "Step-cousin."]] All in all though, [[PortmanteauCoupleName Thomarie]] is pretty cute… even if Marie is as [[ObliviousToLove oblivious as her father]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has a rather large following for Ben and Gwen since the first series. This can be connected to the BleachedUnderpants history of the original draft of the show in which Ben and Gwen were not relatives but rather in the same school class.

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* There's a fairly large following in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' fandom for the pairing of Marie Flynn (daughter of Phineas and Isabella) and Thomas Fletcher (son of Ferb and Vanessa)--even Vanessa) -- even in universes where Phineas and Vanessa are half-siblings. And even in the more traditional worlds, there's still frequent LampshadeHanging about "Isn't she your cousin?" [[InsistentTerminology "Step-cousin."]] All in all though, [[PortmanteauCoupleName Thomarie]] is pretty cute… cute... even if Marie is as [[ObliviousToLove oblivious as her father]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' has a rather large following for Ben and Gwen since the first series. This can be connected to the BleachedUnderpants history of the original draft of the show in which Ben and Gwen were not relatives but rather in the same school class.



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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', FridgeLogic dictates that Simba and Nala must be either cousins or half-siblings because Scar and Mufasa are the only adult male lions in the pride. [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride The sequel]] defies this by specifically mentioning twice that Scar is ''not'' Kovu's father, though fans still speculate. Kovu was meant to be Scar's son but then they noticed that'd make Kiara and Kovu cousins.
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* In the Victorian farce ''TheWrongBox'', Michael tries to resist his attraction to his cousin Julia:[[note]]It turns out they were both adopted; her parents were missionaries and were eaten by their congregation.[[/note]]

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* In the Victorian farce ''TheWrongBox'', ''Film/TheWrongBox'', Michael tries to resist his attraction to his cousin Julia:[[note]]It turns out they were both adopted; her parents were missionaries and were eaten by their congregation.[[/note]]



* Disney/{{Bambi}} and Faline in the original books. The movie adaptation averts this, though some licensed books refer to them as cousins.



--> '''Karen''': Yeah, but… he's my ''first'' cousin. Like, you have your cousins, and then you have your first cousins, and then you have your second cousins…\\
'''Gretchen''': No, honey, uh-uh.\\
'''Karen''': That's not right, is it?\\
'''Gretchen''': That is ''so'' [[WrongOnSoManyLevels not right]].
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', FridgeLogic dictates that Simba and Nala must be either cousins or half-siblings because Scar and Mufasa are the only adult male lions in the pride. [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride The sequel]] defies this by specifically mentioning twice that Scar is ''not'' Kovu's father, though fans still speculate. Kovu was meant to be Scar's son but then they noticed that'd make Kiara and Kovu cousins.

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--> '''Karen''': -->'''Karen:''' Yeah, but… but... he's my ''first'' cousin. Like, you have your cousins, and then you have your first cousins, and then you have your second cousins…\\
'''Gretchen''': No, honey, uh-uh.
cousins...\\
'''Karen''': '''Gretchen:''' No, honey, uh-uh.\\
'''Karen:'''
That's not right, is it?\\
'''Gretchen''': '''Gretchen:''' That is ''so'' [[WrongOnSoManyLevels not right]].
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', FridgeLogic dictates that Simba and Nala must be either cousins or half-siblings because Scar and Mufasa are the only adult male lions in the pride. [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride The sequel]] defies this by specifically mentioning twice that Scar is ''not'' Kovu's father, though fans still speculate. Kovu was meant to be Scar's son but then they noticed that'd make Kiara and Kovu cousins.
right]].



** Anne Elliot in ''{{Literature/Persuasion}}'' is wooed by her cousin (and her older sister wants to marry that same cousin). It's implied that he's actually a few branches away on their family tree, but he still flirts with Anne by saying he hopes her name never changes.

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** Anne Elliot in ''{{Literature/Persuasion}}'' ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'' is wooed by her cousin (and her older sister wants to marry that same cousin). It's implied that he's actually a few branches away on their family tree, but he still flirts with Anne by saying he hopes her name never changes.



** Galadriel and Celeborn are second cousins--Galadriel's maternal grandfather and Celeborn's paternal grandfather were brothers.

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** Galadriel and Celeborn are second cousins--Galadriel's cousins -- Galadriel's maternal grandfather and Celeborn's paternal grandfather were brothers.



* In Felix Salten's ''Literature/{{Bambi}}'', Bambi and Faline are cousins (their mothers are sisters).
* In the 1818 version of ''{{Literature/Frankenstein}}'', Victor Frankenstein and his fiancée, Elizabeth Lavenza, are cousins who also happen to have been raised in the same household. In the 1831 version, Elizabeth was adopted rather than being related to Victor, but the two were still raised as siblings.

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* In Felix Salten's ''Literature/{{Bambi}}'', Bambi and Faline are cousins (their mothers are sisters).
sisters). The [[Disney/{{Bambi}} movie adaptation]] averts this, though some licensed books refer to them as cousins.
* In the 1818 version of ''{{Literature/Frankenstein}}'', ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', Victor Frankenstein and his fiancée, Elizabeth Lavenza, are cousins who also happen to have been raised in the same household. In the 1831 version, Elizabeth was adopted rather than being related to Victor, but the two were still raised as siblings.



** It's implied that [[FantasticRacism purebloodism]] leads to frequent inbreeding. Arthur and Sirius explicitly state that all surviving pureblood wizards are related to some degrees. Particularly after the wholesale slaughter of the second Death Eater war, there are simply so few purebloods left that those who still care about blood purity will have no alternative but to marry their cousins. Essentially if a pure or half blood wizard marries someone who isn't Muggle-born, they're going to be related in some way--however distantly.

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** It's implied that [[FantasticRacism purebloodism]] leads to frequent inbreeding. Arthur and Sirius explicitly state that all surviving pureblood wizards are related to some degrees. Particularly after the wholesale slaughter of the second Death Eater war, there are simply so few purebloods left that those who still care about blood purity will have no alternative but to marry their cousins. Essentially if a pure or half blood half-blood wizard marries someone who isn't Muggle-born, they're going to be related in some way--however way -- however distantly.



* In the King Arthur trilogy that begins with ''[[Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles The Seeing Stone]]'', the narrator is a medieval teenager (named Arthur) whose family circumstances parallel King Arthur's. He and his first cousin Grace are planning on a betrothal when they find out that Arthur's parents are really his foster parents and that he's actually the son of Grace's father by a peasant woman--so they're half-siblings, not cousins, and any thoughts of marriage have to be dismissed immediately. There's close and then there's ''too'' close.

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* In the King Arthur trilogy that begins with ''[[Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles The Seeing Stone]]'', the narrator is a medieval teenager (named Arthur) whose family circumstances parallel King Arthur's. He and his first cousin Grace are planning on a betrothal when they find out that Arthur's parents are really his foster parents and that he's actually the son of Grace's father by a peasant woman--so woman -- so they're half-siblings, not cousins, and any thoughts of marriage have to be dismissed immediately. There's close and then there's ''too'' close.



* In ''Literature/The39Clues'', all Cahills are distantly related…

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* In ''Literature/The39Clues'', all Cahills are distantly related…related...



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* Relatively common in Hispanic {{Soap Opera}}s. During Venezuelan soap ''Carita Pintada'''s pre-premiering the author claimed that the main couple could achieve a happy ending with white wedding and all because they were ''only'' third or second grade cousins, coincidentally the closest blood relation allowed to marry according to actual laws.
** For the most (emphasis there) part in Latin America, people consider cousin relationship to be rather incestuous only if they are first cousins, second cousins and onwards are not subject to this taboo.

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* Relatively common in Hispanic {{Soap Opera}}s. During Venezuelan soap ''Carita Pintada'''s pre-premiering the author claimed that the main couple could achieve a happy ending with white wedding and all because they were ''only'' third or second grade cousins, coincidentally the closest blood relation allowed to marry according to actual laws.
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laws. For the most (emphasis there) part in Latin America, people consider cousin relationship to be rather incestuous only if they are first cousins, second cousins and onwards are not subject to this taboo.taboo.
* This is not uncommon in {{Soap Opera}}s in general, given the frequency of "true parentage is revealed" storylines that can make previous non-relatives with crushes on each other into cousins. For example, Cassie [=DiMera=] and Shawn Brady on ''Series/DaysOfOurLives''. Then there are people who skirt the edges of this trope by dating their half-siblings' cousins on the other side...



* This is not uncommon in {{Soap Opera}}s in general, given the frequency of "true parentage is revealed" storylines that can make previous non-relatives with crushes on each other into cousins. For example, Cassie [=DiMera=] and Shawn Brady on ''Series/DaysOfOurLives''.
** Then there are people who skirt the edges of this trope by dating their half-siblings' cousins on the other side…



'''Eric:''' ''[snapping out of his MaleGaze]'' What?\\

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'''Eric:''' ''[snapping out of his MaleGaze]'' {{male gaze}}]'' What?\\



--->'''Colbert:''' Let's see… Leviticus Chapter 18 Verse 12--''"Thou shall not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister"'' …blah blah blah… ''"thy mother's sister"'' …yeech… ''"of thy father's brother"'' …man, there were some sick Levites… ''"of thy daughter-in-law"'' …fair enough… ''"of thy brother's wife."'' Nope! Nothing about cousins.

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--->'''Colbert:''' Let's see… see... Leviticus Chapter 18 Verse 12--''"Thou shall not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister"'' …blah sister"'' ...blah blah… blah blah... ''"thy mother's sister"'' …yeech… sister"'' ...yeech... ''"of thy father's brother"'' …man, brother"'' ...man, there were some sick Levites… Levites... ''"of thy daughter-in-law"'' …fair enough… daughter-in-law"'' ...fair enough... ''"of thy brother's wife."'' Nope! Nothing about cousins.



* In an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Ross and Monica's female cousin comes to visit for the wedding, and ends up staying at Ross' apartment. After a slo-motion HairFlip, Ross finds he is attracted to her and decides that she is attracted to him too, leading him to try and make a move… HilarityEnsues.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Ross and Monica's female cousin comes to visit for the wedding, and ends up staying at Ross' apartment. After a slo-motion HairFlip, Ross finds he is attracted to her and decides that she is attracted to him too, leading him to try and make a move… move... HilarityEnsues.



* In the ''Series/DontTrustTheBInApartment23'' season 2 episode "Original Bitch…", Mark tells June that he left a voicemail on her answering machine. June tells him she didn't get the voicemail because Chloe wouldn't give her the code. The conversation afterwards:

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* In the ''Series/DontTrustTheBInApartment23'' season 2 episode "Original Bitch…", Bitch...", Mark tells June that he left a voicemail on her answering machine. June tells him she didn't get the voicemail because Chloe wouldn't give her the code. The conversation afterwards:



* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Everyone is family in Wanker County, which came as a surprise to Kelly. Apparently she was a little too "friendly" with one of her relatives; how friendly is unknown, but considering it's Kelly…

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Everyone is family in Wanker County, which came as a surprise to Kelly. Apparently she was a little too "friendly" with one of her relatives; how friendly is unknown, but considering it's Kelly…Kelly...



* On ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', a major plot point is that the Earl is without a direct heir, and so their very distant cousin cousin Matthew is brought in as the only one suitable. The earl's daughter Mary is hoped to be his future wife because them marrying would ensure that Mary could keep the house and fortune she would get if she was born a boy. Nobody mentions that it's technically incest, and they eventually do fall in love. If you do the calculations, they're fourth cousins. Likewise Mary had been betrothed to the previous heir (before he died in the Titanic sinking), who was a cousin of hers. And it's implied Edith had a thing for him too.

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* On ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', a major plot point is that the Earl is without a direct heir, and so their very distant cousin cousin Matthew is brought in as the only one suitable. The earl's daughter Mary is hoped to be his future wife because them marrying would ensure that Mary could keep the house and fortune she would get if she was born a boy. Nobody mentions that it's technically incest, and they eventually do fall in love. If you do the calculations, they're fourth cousins. Likewise Mary had been betrothed to the previous heir (before he died in the Titanic ''Titanic'' sinking), who was a cousin of hers. And it's implied Edith had a thing for him too.



It's just like the one on me…''

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It's just like the one on me…''me...''



* Cousin Dupree by Music/SteelyDan, where the title character hits on his sexy cousin Janine and promptly receives a thorough dressing-down for being creepy and incestuous… ''which doesn't bother him at all.''

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* Cousin Dupree by Music/SteelyDan, where the title character hits on his sexy cousin Janine and promptly receives a thorough dressing-down for being creepy and incestuous… incestuous... ''which doesn't bother him at all.''



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* Norman ''Drabble'' once ran into his girlfriend at a family wedding. After spending some time having fun with her, he asks why she's there. It turns out they're both related to the bride. A few strips later, it was revealed that they weren't blood relatives, but Norman didn't tell his girlfriend that immediately.
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* Discussed by Creator/EddieIzzard, in regards to the British royal family:
-->[[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria She]] was one of our more frumpy queens. They're all frumpy, aren't they? Because it's a bad idea when cousins marry! (...) First rule of genetics: spread the genes apart, you know? But the royals are just obsessed with: "Are you a royal family? Are you a royal member? Well, then you can marry me, 'cause you're the same gene pool and our IQ's will go down the toilet." Fantastic. That's why there's no crazy royals, they're all kind of: ''(drawls)'' "Hello, hello. What do you do? Oh, you're a plumber. What on ''earth'' is that?"
* Among Creator/JeffFoxworthy's indications that "You Might Be a Redneck..."
-->"If your family tree never forks..."
-->"If you go to family reunions hoping to pick up girls..."
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* ''{{HomeSchooled}}'': Juan the gardener has an infatuation with Dulce the housekeeper, despite the fact that they're 2nd cousins. This disgusts her to no end.

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* ''{{HomeSchooled}}'': ''WebVideo/{{HomeSchooled}}'': Juan the gardener has an infatuation with Dulce the housekeeper, despite the fact that they're 2nd cousins. This disgusts her to no end.
24th Jun '16 1:43:03 AM WillBGood
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* In the German comic ''Wendy'', does [[TheProtagonist Wendy]] date her foster-[[KissingCousins cousin]] for most of the story until her aunt decide that she didn't want to adopt him and his twin sister after all, as they aren't as rich anymore. After that he breaks up with Wendy to date his previous foster [[NotBloodSiblings sister]] Vanessa instead, while implied to still live in her house. It's [[UnderStatement weird]].

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* In the German comic ''Wendy'', does [[TheProtagonist Wendy]] date dates her foster-[[KissingCousins cousin]] for most of the story until her aunt decide decides that she didn't doesn't want to adopt him and his twin sister after all, as they aren't as rich anymore. After that he breaks up with Wendy to date his previous foster [[NotBloodSiblings sister]] Vanessa instead, while implied to still live in her house. It's [[UnderStatement weird]].
21st Jun '16 6:36:01 PM gman992
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* In ''Film/TheGodfatherPartIII'', Micheal's daughter, Mary, and his nephew, Vincent, are in love. Michael is against their relationship, but Mary's mother, Kaye, is not. However, Michael's objections are apparently not based on consanguinity, but the danger of Vincent's lifestyle.

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* In ''Film/TheGodfatherPartIII'', Micheal's daughter, Mary, and his nephew, Vincent, are in love. Michael is against their relationship, but Mary's mother, Kaye, Kay, is not. However, Michael's objections are apparently not based on consanguinity, but the danger of Vincent's lifestyle.
21st Jun '16 6:33:26 PM gman992
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* In ''Film/TheGodfatherPartIII'', Micheal's daughter, Mary, and his nephew, Vincent, are in love. Michael is against their relationship, but Mary's mother, Kate, is not. However, Michael's objections are apparently not based on consanguinity, but the danger of Vincent's lifestyle.

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* In ''Film/TheGodfatherPartIII'', Micheal's daughter, Mary, and his nephew, Vincent, are in love. Michael is against their relationship, but Mary's mother, Kate, Kaye, is not. However, Michael's objections are apparently not based on consanguinity, but the danger of Vincent's lifestyle.
20th Jun '16 5:04:40 AM FoxBluereaver
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** Harry and Ginny are implied to be third cousins. The Black Family Tree includes as Dorea Black's husband Charlus Potter, whose information fits with him being James Potter's father.

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** Harry and Ginny are were strongly implied to be third cousins. The Black Family Tree includes as Dorea Black's husband Charlus Potter, whose information fits fit with him being James Potter's father.father, although this was jossed by the revelation in Pottermore of James's father as Fleamont Potter, whose exact relationship to Charlus remains unknown to date.
13th Jun '16 4:11:24 PM Eievie
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Some cultures distinguish between ''parallel'' cousins--one's mother's sister's child or father's brother's--and ''cross'' cousins--mother's brother's or father's sister's. Cultures in which a parallel cousin is taboo often regard the cross cousin as the best possible choice of a spouse, since the marriage will strengthen bonds among members of the bloodline and ensure that property remains in the family.

Most of the origins of the cousin marriage taboo are not inherently religious; the ancient Hebrew patriarchs demonstrably had no problem with cousin marriage at all (Isaac married Rebekah, his first cousin once removed). The largest Christian denomination, the Catholic Church, allows even first cousins to marry with special dispensation. First-cousin marriage is perfectly fine under Islamic law and some Middle Eastern and Central Asian cultures actively encourage it. Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Asian animist traditions have little to say against cousin marriages either.

One culture in which clan endogamy was primarily tabooed was medieval Europe; this prohibition extended as far as third cousins and included in-laws. In a chronically violent culture that put a far higher value on [[ThickerThanWater tribal and dynastic bonds]] than we do today, this was much more about trying to mitigate warfare by extending people's social networks than preventing inbreeding. This led to royal or noble families seeking to end [[CycleOfRevenge blood feuds]] by marriage alliances often needing dispensation from the Church to marry--as, for instance, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York at the end of the Wars of the Roses. (Coincidentally, it was Henry VII's son Henry VIII who put an end to this in England by breaking from the Catholic Church: The Church of England notably omitted first cousins when listing which relatives were covered by incest prohibitions.)

This was also the case in China, in a historical period analogous to that of feudal Europe; nobles were explicitly banned from marrying ''any'' person that could trace their paternal lineage to the same historical tribe (effectively, anyone with the same family name). This was then extended to all social classes after the unification of the Chinese empire; people bearing the same surname were forbidden to marry even if they were not related at all. However, cousins with different surnames were allowed, and in many cases encouraged, to be paired together to strengthen the alliance between two clans during said period. Linguistic remnants of this tradition may still be found in some areas in Southern China, where the form of address used for one's mother- and father-in-law may also be used to address one's uncle and aunt.

Thanks to the discovery of the laws of genetics a fairly modern part of the taboo against cousin marriage is the perception that this form of inbreeding results in heightened risk of offspring with genetic disorders like hemophilia or albinism. A [[http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,23792218-2761,00.html study]] in Western Australia discovered that while the risk of a serious defect does rise slightly, the change isn't that dramatic (i.e. a 4% risk for first-cousin parents instead of a 2% risk for unrelated parents, roughly equivalent to the risk of birth defects in children conceived by women age 35 and older as compared to children conceived by women under 35) Please note, however, these statistics apply only to first cousins: any couples more distantly related are likely to be as genetically dissimilar as randomly paired individuals from the general population (how many of your third cousins do you even ''know''?).[[note]]On the other hand, getting any closer than first cousins is quite dangerous, because relatedness works on an exponential scale. An uncle-niece pair share 1/4 of their genes as compared to 1/8 for first cousins, and full siblings on average share 1/2 their DNA.[[/note]] And the first-cousin marriages studied were one-time occurrences, those statistics don't cover [[TangledFamilyTree an entire family tree doing it for generations]] like has been seen in certain [[RoyalInbreeding aristocratic populations]]--repeated, exclusive endogamous marriage is likely to have [[RoyallyScrewedUp more serious genetic consequences]].



According to both Oxford's and Merriam-Webster's Dictionaries, the original definition of ''kissing cousins'' was simply a relative known well enough to be given a kiss in greeting, although this has fallen by the wayside.

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According to both Oxford's and Merriam-Webster's Dictionaries, the original definition of ''kissing cousins'' was simply a relative known well enough to be given a kiss in greeting, although this meaning has long since fallen by the wayside.
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* When Creator/{{Nelvana}} {{Macekre}}d ''Anime/CardcaptorSakura'' into ''Cardcaptors'' they made two of Sakura's classmates who were clearly fond of each other, with a snarky, cute relationship, into cousins. Whereas they removed the fact that [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Meiling]] and Syaoran were cousins by changing Meiling's surname to Rae.

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* When Creator/{{Nelvana}} {{Macekre}}d ''Anime/CardcaptorSakura'' into ''Cardcaptors'' they made two of Sakura's classmates who were clearly fond of each other, with a snarky, cute relationship, into cousins. Whereas they removed the fact that [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Meiling]] and Syaoran were cousins by changing Meiling's surname to Rae. [[spoiler: Tomoyo's crush on Sakura turns out to be this when it's revealed that they're second cousins. In a case of GenerationXerox, her mother also had a crush on Sakura's mother.]]
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