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23rd Feb '18 7:09:46 PM karstovich2
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* Enforced even more strongly in China than in the West. The Chinese patrilineal system is ancient and rigid, and Chinese surnames are strictly passed in the male line. So strong is this influence that Chinese women do not take their husbands' surnames on marriage, as that would disrespect their fathers.

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* Enforced even more strongly in China than in the West. The Chinese patrilineal system is ancient and rigid, and Chinese surnames are strictly passed in the male line. So strong is this influence that Chinese women do not take their husbands' surnames on marriage, as that would disrespect their fathers. Also, Chinese genealogical records are very detailed in the male line because the Chinese incest taboo is stronger for relatives sharing patrilineal descent (that is, sharing male ancestors in the male line) than other variants, but not so much for the female line. The male-line descendants of Creator/{{Confucius}} are still known through this record-keeping (if you trust the records, but there's not as much reason to doubt them as you might think, since genetic testing has shown the theory them to be plausible), but descent in the female line is much harder to find.
23rd Feb '18 7:02:22 PM karstovich2
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* Enforced even more strongly in China than in the West. The Chinese patrilineal system is ancient and rigid, and Chinese surnames are strictly passed in the male line. So strong is this influence that Chinese women do not take their husbands' surnames on marriage, as that would disrespect their fathers.
20th Feb '18 2:27:49 AM Cryoclaste
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* The ''FireEmblem'' series features three (thus far) games with parent-child mechanics, all of them fairly similar despite the radically different approaches to all of them. It plays with this trope in various ways:
** This is averted for both ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', as the majority of the second generation characters are tied to their mothers.

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* The ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series features three (thus far) games with parent-child mechanics, all of them fairly similar despite the radically different approaches to all of them. It plays with this trope in various ways:
** This is averted for both ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', as the majority of the second generation characters are tied to their mothers.
11th Dec '17 10:37:57 PM Zazie122
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* With Saya and Diva from the anime ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/BloodPlus Blood+]]'' it is inverted. They are true Chiropterans and thus queens of their kind, and their mother was also a Chiropteran.

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* With Saya and Diva from the anime ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/BloodPlus ''[[Anime/BloodPlus Blood+]]'' it is inverted. They are true Chiropterans and thus queens of their kind, and their mother was also a Chiropteran.



** Gender-Inverted with Levi, who turns out to be the SonOfAWhore and inherited [[spoiler: the superhuman abilities of the Ackerman Clan]] from his late mother.
** Royal blood, and the unique heritage it entails, it passed down with no regards for gender. One case, [[spoiler: Historia Reiss]] plays this trope straight, while the case of [[spoiler: Zeke Yeager]] is a Gender-Inversion.
** Reiner Braun is another case that Gender-Inverts this trope. [[spoiler: A child of MixedAncestry, his mother's Eldian blood is what allows him to use the Power of the Titans]].

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** Gender-Inverted with Levi, who turns out to be the SonOfAWhore and inherited [[spoiler: the superhuman abilities of the Ackerman Clan]] clan]] from his late mother.
mother. That said, we don't yet know if his father is anyone of importance.
** Royal blood, and the unique heritage it entails, it is passed down with no regards for gender. One case, [[spoiler: Historia Reiss]] plays this trope straight, while the case of [[spoiler: Zeke Yeager]] is a Gender-Inversion.
** Reiner Braun is another case that Gender-Inverts this trope. [[spoiler: A child of MixedAncestry, his mother's Eldian blood is what allows him to use the Power power of the Titans]]. This seems to be the case with any [[spoiler:Eldian: so long as they have Eldian blood to ''some'' extent they're able to become Titans, whether it be mindless Titans or shifters]]. It's also implied that this applies to other powers in the series, such as the aforementioned [[spoiler:Ackermans]]. It's the blood itself that matters, not which side of the family it comes from.
30th Nov '17 7:16:21 PM angie710
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This is often paired with SingleLineOfDescent, creating a long line of fathers and sons. Likewise, the prevalence of this trope is a contributor to HumanMomNonhumanDad having the supernatural partner be the father. Compare the similar trope NeverASelfMadeWoman, where important female characters ultimately owe their positions or talents to men.

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This is often paired with SingleLineOfDescent, creating a long line of fathers and sons. Likewise, the prevalence of this trope is a contributor to HumanMomNonhumanDad having the supernatural partner be the father. Compare the similar trope NeverASelfMadeWoman, where important female characters ultimately owe their positions or talents to men.
men. It may be an InUniverse reason why NatureAdoresAVirgin, and why MyGirlIsNotASlut, especially if the DaddyDNATest does not exist. The idea is that it's important to know whose kids are whose, and therefore, it's important that one's wife never have slept with anyone else, usually tied to an even bigger concept that MenActWomenAre.
18th Nov '17 4:53:22 PM harostar
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' plays this straight, and Gender-Inverts it on several occasions.
** Mikasa's heritage zigzags this all over the place, with it ultimately proven that ''both'' her parents passed something significant on to her. [[spoiler: Her superhuman abilities come from her father's heritage, while the "East Sea Clan" that her mother was descended from turn out to be ''major'' players on the world stage]].
** Gender-Inverted with Levi, who turns out to be the SonOfAWhore and inherited [[spoiler: the superhuman abilities of the Ackerman Clan]] from his late mother.
** Royal blood, and the unique heritage it entails, it passed down with no regards for gender. One case, [[spoiler: Historia Reiss]] plays this trope straight, while the case of [[spoiler: Zeke Yeager]] is a Gender-Inversion.
** Reiner Braun is another case that Gender-Inverts this trope. [[spoiler: A child of MixedAncestry, his mother's Eldian blood is what allows him to use the Power of the Titans]].
16th Sep '17 12:59:49 PM nombretomado
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** This trope is also one reason why Jews typically argue that JesusChrist can't be the Messiah: if he was actually born of a virgin, how is he a patrilineal descendant of King David? Christians argue that he inherited this from Mary and/or adoption by Joseph, but Jews don't see this as a legitimate fulfillment of Messianic prophecy.

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** This trope is also one reason why Jews typically argue that JesusChrist UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} can't be the Messiah: if he was actually born of a virgin, how is he a patrilineal descendant of King David? Christians argue that he inherited this from Mary and/or adoption by Joseph, but Jews don't see this as a legitimate fulfillment of Messianic prophecy.
14th Aug '17 9:25:57 AM Gregzilla
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* Averted in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' with the abilities of the titular people. Nick inherits [[TheHunter his abilities]] from his mother who, along with her sister, inherited it from their father. The only real difference between male and female Grimms is that females normally start exhibiting their Grimm abilities (enhanced strength, endurance, and reflexes; being able to see [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals Wesen]]) in their teens, while males only become Grimms in their late 20s or even 30s. It's also not a guarantee that a Grimm's children will all become Grimms. It's also unclear how the Royals determine their line of succession, since we're never shown any female heirs. The King Frederick appears to have only had two children, both male: Eric (legitimate) and Sean (illegitimate). The family appears to be quite large, but only two cousins were shown, also male: Viktor and Kenneth. [[spoiler:Viktor eventually inherits the title after the deaths of Eric, Kenneth, and Frederick, even though he himself is sterile. Sean isn't even considered due to his illegitimacy and neither is Sean's daughter Diana, although the Royals do want her raised as one of them]].

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* Averted in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' with the abilities of the titular people. Nick inherits [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters his abilities]] from his mother who, along with her sister, inherited it from their father. The only real difference between male and female Grimms is that females normally start exhibiting their Grimm abilities (enhanced strength, endurance, and reflexes; being able to see [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals Wesen]]) in their teens, while males only become Grimms in their late 20s or even 30s. It's also not a guarantee that a Grimm's children will all become Grimms. It's also unclear how the Royals determine their line of succession, since we're never shown any female heirs. The King Frederick appears to have only had two children, both male: Eric (legitimate) and Sean (illegitimate). The family appears to be quite large, but only two cousins were shown, also male: Viktor and Kenneth. [[spoiler:Viktor eventually inherits the title after the deaths of Eric, Kenneth, and Frederick, even though he himself is sterile. Sean isn't even considered due to his illegitimacy and neither is Sean's daughter Diana, although the Royals do want her raised as one of them]].
7th Aug '17 10:10:44 PM ManOfSin
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* Played straight genetically. Although we inherit equal amounts of genetic mutations from our parents the mutations that make us who we are instead of some other person we actually 'use' more of the DNA that we inherit from our dad

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* Played straight genetically. genetically for mammals. Although we inherit equal amounts of genetic mutations from our parents the mutations that make us who we are instead of some other person we actually 'use' more of the DNA that we inherit from our daddad. Researchers tracked genetic mutations in nine kinds of mice bred from three genetically diverse inbred strains. They found that the offspring's gene expressions were more heavily influenced by the male parent.
7th Aug '17 10:08:54 PM ManOfSin
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* Genetically, its actually the inverse since there is more inheritable traits found in the much larger egg than the sperm. These things includes genetic and regulatory markers that are not present in the DNA coding alone.

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* Genetically, its Played straight genetically. Although we inherit equal amounts of genetic mutations from our parents the mutations that make us who we are instead of some other person we actually the inverse since there is 'use' more inheritable traits found in the much larger egg than the sperm. These things includes genetic and regulatory markers that are not present in of the DNA coding alone.that we inherit from our dad
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