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23rd Apr '17 5:07:39 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is common in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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* This trope is common in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
19th Apr '17 5:16:54 PM iAFXI
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Here is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeGG0-2AhFQ compilation]] with a lot of examples.
14th Apr '17 2:43:24 PM Amberlu
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** The sixth series has a rare heartwarming example: [[spoiler:Hawkwing]] reveals to [[PluckyGirl Twigpaw]] that he is her father; he had believed that she and her sister [[BrokenBird Violetpaw]] were both dead, and is overjoyed to meet them for the first time.
11th Apr '17 3:33:18 PM ngh93
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* [[TheParody Parodied]] in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' with Dr. Evil claiming to be Austin's father (in an exaggerated voice akin to Vader's) and then admitting almost immediately that he was just making it up. In a twist, the third movie features the revelation that Austin and Dr. Evil were in fact brothers, separated as infants.

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* [[TheParody Parodied]] in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' with Dr. Evil claiming to be Austin's father (in an exaggerated voice akin to Vader's) and then admitting almost immediately that he was just making it up. [[spoiler: In a twist, the third movie features the revelation that Austin and Dr. Evil were in fact brothers, separated as infants.]]
9th Apr '17 5:27:26 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''SaintSeiya''. Along the series, there had been a lot of hints that Marin was Seiya's long-lost sister Seika. She wasn't, his sister was actually a WaifProphet, and Marin's brother Touma even appears as an enemy in the Tenkai-hen movie.

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* Subverted in ''SaintSeiya''.''Manga/SaintSeiya''. Along the series, there had been a lot of hints that Marin was Seiya's long-lost sister Seika. She wasn't, his sister was actually a WaifProphet, and Marin's brother Touma even appears as an enemy in the Tenkai-hen movie.
3rd Apr '17 1:26:08 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/PrincessReturningPearl'': Xiao Jian says a variation of this line to Xiao Yan Zi to reveal that he is her brother.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': It was hinted at throughout their character arcs, but nevertheless was a huge surprise when it was revealed that Enabran Tain and Elim Garak were father and son. However, Tain and Garak both knew it all along. The reveal was mainly for the audience who had not known it. The drama of the reveal is based on Tain wishing on his deathbed for Garak to avenge his death, while Garak wants - for [[WellDoneSonGuy once in his life]], and before it's too late - for them to have a moment as father and son, instead of a superior and inferior officer or a mentor and his protégé.
** It's also strongly hinted, but never acknowledged, that Tain's live-in-housekeeper is Garak's mother. She definitely raised him and at one point he implies she is the one person he ''knows'' genuinely cares for him.
* ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'' Where to begin? The mysterious Henry Scudder is Ben's father. Lucius Belyakov (AKA Management) is the father of both Justin and Iris (who were born Alexei and Irina Belyakov). And Justin is Sofie's father, having raped her mother Appolonia as a young man.
* ''Series/{{Continuum}}'': Subverted - Alec thinks Jason is his father when he experiences a flashback of Jason with his mother; he collects a DNA sample from him to see if they're genetic matches. When the results come back positive (99% match or so), Alec is now sure of his sneaking suspicion. However, this is a show involving time travel, so linear thinking is discouraged... Simply, Jason is actually Alec's son from the future. So who's Alec father then? Why, Mr. Escher of Piron, of course.
* The main plot of ''Series/{{Graduados}}''. Back in High School, in TheEighties, Loli was cheated by her boyfriend Pablo Catáneo, escaped with Andy Goddzer, and had [[AutoErotica sex in his truck]]. [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin She got pregnant]], but they all thought that it was with Pablo. Her father [[ShotgunWedding ordered them to get married]] to raise the kid, Martín. Then, in 2012, it was the time for a meeting of former students. Loli saw Andy again, remembered the whole thing, and arranged a DNATest: it got that Andy is the father of Martín.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Claire and Jack are half-siblings. And it seems their father (or his ghost, or [[MindScrew SOMETHING like it]]) is close to the mysterious Jacob.
** In season 5, Pierre Chang, the guy from the orientation tapes, turns out to be Miles's father. "The third day we were here, I was in line at the cafeteria and my mother got in line behind me. That was my first clue."
* [[TheParody Parodied]] in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "200": the rest of the SG team momentarily trick Mitchell into believing that O'Neill is his father by means of TimeTravel.
* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'': While the audience learns in episode 1 that John Druitt (AKA Jack the Ripper) is Ashley's father, she doesn't get the news until later in the season when he kidnaps her.
* The second-season finale of ''Series/ThePretender'': Miss Parker learns that she has a twin brother she was never told about because he supposedly died at birth -- and not only is he still alive, he's one of the recurring characters! (All four of the series' season finales feature a "He's the brother you never knew you had" [[TheReveal reveal]] for one of the lead characters -- counting the clone in the third season finale as a brother -- but this is the only one where the brother is an already-established character.)
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Turns out that Uncle John is this to Elena.
** Subverted when ELENA confronts him with the reveal in order to get him to let her go.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Hints had been dropped throughout the series that Bill Mulder was not Mulder's father, but that his father was the Cigarette-Smoking Man. It was left up in the air until season seven's "The Sixth Extinction: Amor Fati", we find out that he ''is'' Mulder's father, but Mulder does not find out until much later.
* ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'': Maeve, the BigBad, reveals she is TheChosenOne Rohan's mother. There is no indication at what point she learned this; Maeve seemed as shocked as anyone when Lugad told her Rohan told him they were brothers. The line is almost identical to the movie's with the names changed appropriately.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has been fond of this one and uses it regularly since it was so successful the first time around:
** In ''Power Rangers In Space'', we are treated to the tasty reveal that BigBad Astronema is TheCaptain Andros's long-lost sister Karone after brainwashing.
** Two years later in ''Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue'', we are treated to the revelation that then-evil SixthRanger Ryan is MissionControl Captain Mitchell's long-lost son (And, thereby, Pink Ranger Dana's brother).
** In ''Power Rangers Ninja Storm,'' we find out that BigBad Lothor is [[{{Mentors}} Sensei Watanabe's]] twin brother, and SixthRanger Cam's uncle. This was fortunate for Lothor's nieces by marriage, as they would have [[NeverSayDie been destroyed]] if Cam hadn't decided to save them--because "they're family."
** In ''Power Rangers Dino Thunder'', we have the revelation that SixthRanger Trent is the adopted son of BigBad Mesogog's human counterpart Anton Mercer.
** But the all-time leader is ''Power Rangers Mystic Force'', where we learn in short succession that the evil Wolf Knight Koragg is the mind-controlled form of Leanbow, husband to Udonna. Udonna then discovers that Red Ranger Nick is actually her long-lost son Bowen. Meanwhile, we discover that comic relief character Leelee is secretly the daughter of Necrolai, queen of the vampires.
*** This is invoqued a little differently in the original ''Mahô Sentai Magiranger'' serie. There is Wolzard, who has "killed" Miyuki Ozu, mother of the five heroes. But [[spoiler: in fact, he has transported her in a safe place. He revealed the truth to the heroes at the same time he sacrified him to defeat N'ma. But he still alive and come back to become Magi Fire Red along with the heroes and his wife, Magi Mother.]]
** Following ''In Space'''s example, ''RPM'' reveals that [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl Tenaya 7 is actally Dillon's missing sister, which surprises... ''[[TheUntwist absolutely no one]]''.
** Used again in ''PowerRangersDinoCharge'' when the Aqua ranger reveals to the Tyler, "It's ME. I'm your dad."
* [[TheParody Parodied]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow'' episode "All That I Desire You", itself a [[WholePlotReference complete send-up of soap operas]]; Dad is revealed to be living a double life as billionaire oil baron Drake Gainway, and is father to Zorak, Clarence, and his secret third wife Cynthia - in addition to Brak and the Gainway children.
** And just for extra craziness, when ''The Brak Show'' was "hosting" Creator/AdultSwim's New Year's Night, it was revealed that Thunderclese's father was none other than Frylock from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''a completely different show''.
* In series 7 of Series/RedDwarf it is revealed that Lister's father is himself, and his mother is Kochanski, his long-lost love.
* Catherine Willows on Series/{{CSI}}, when she finds out that Sam Braun is her father.
* In the series ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
** In Volume One, Claire Bennet is revealed to be the daughter of Nathan Petrelli and Meredith Gordon, both evolved humans. After a fire occurs in Meredith's home with 18-month old Claire inside, Claire's paternal grandparents, Angela and Arthur Petrelli, arrange her adoption with the Bennet family but they tell Nathan and Meredith that their infant daughter died in the fire.
** In the final scene of the pilot episode, Claire Bennet, a character who was introduced with evolved abilities, is shown to be the daughter of HRG (Noah Bennet), a character who captures evolved humans. Shortly after, it is revealed HRG and his wife, Sandra Bennet, are her adoptive parents, leading to the revelation of the above example.
** Subverted in Volume 3 where Arthur Petrelli convinces Sylar he is his son (and third brother with Peter and Nathan). Turns out this is a lie.
* Strongly hinted in the ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' episode "End Game", and confirmed in "Frame".
* In ''Series/RemingtonSteele'', Steele finds out in the last episode that Daniel Chalmers, his mentor and fellow con-man, is actually his long-lost father.
* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/LasVegas'' where Mike finds evidence that the Montecito's new owner, AJ Cooper, is Piper's father. Piper confronts Cooper and he vehemently denies it. It turns out that Cooper knew her father from when they served in the Marines together and promised that he would keep an eye on her.
* Also subverted in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', where DCI Morgan takes Sam to a graveyard. He shows Sam two graves which have the name Williams on them, telling him that these are his parents, he is not Sam Tyler, but Sam Williams, working for him undercover. Sam shrugs this off and is about to leave when he spots three graves behind him, one of which says 'Here lies Sam Tyler', the other two with his parents names, Vic and Ruth Tyler. He's a little upset by this..
* In US version of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2008}}'', the trope is inverted: in the finale, Sam Tyler confronts his father, and tells him that he is his son.
* In the series ''Series/NightCourt'' it is revealed after several seasons that Harry's mentally unbalanced step-father "Buddy" is actually his ''biological'' father.
* Parodied by the Melty Man (an AnthropomorphicPersonification of [[TheLoinsSleepTonight male impotence]], complete with black glove and [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] voice) in ''Series/{{Coupling}}''.
-->'''Patrick:''' You killed my erection!\\
'''Melty Man:''' No Patrick, I ''am'' your erection!
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Mocked in the third series when dealing with the Master, Martha asks if he is the Doctor's long-lost brother (an idea toyed with by previous producers). To which the Doctor responds, "[[YouWatchTooMuchX you've been watching too much TV.]]"
** Played straight in A Good Man Goes to War, where River Song is revealed to be Melody Pond, Amy and Rory's daughter.
** Also played straight in "The Doctor Dances", when Nancy reveals that Jamie, the first of the gas mask zombies, was not her little brother as she had said earlier, but her son.



* Parodied on ''Series/TheDailyShow''. Creator/StephenColbert is asked to report on the cancellation of daytime drama ''Another World''. He goes off on a wild melodramatic tangent, reveals that Colbert is not his real name and accuses Jon Stewart of abandoning his "bastard elevator baby". Subverted within the parody because when Stephen finally calls him "Daddy", Jon spoils it by pointing out that they're the same age.

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* Parodied Infamously used on ''Series/TheDailyShow''. Creator/StephenColbert is asked to report on ''Series/TwentyFour'' where the cancellation other mastermind of daytime drama ''Another World''. He goes off on a wild melodramatic tangent, reveals Day 5 that Colbert is not his was working with Charles Logan later turned out to be Jack Bauer's brother.
* ''Series/AllMyChildren'' loves this trope. Examples: Daisy Cortlandt and Myra Murdock (Nina's "dead" mother and long-lost grandmother), Palmer Cortlandt (Ross Chandler's long-lost father), and Jackson Montgomery (Greenlee Smythe's
real name father). In 2006, the show waved a magic {{Retcon}} wand to reveal Josh Madden is Erica Kane's son. It seems he was originally aborted but during the termination procedure, Dr. Greg Madden took Erica's fetus to implant into his wife and accuses Jon Stewart of abandoning raise as his "bastard elevator baby". Subverted within the parody because when Stephen finally calls him "Daddy", Jon spoils it by pointing out that they're the same age.own son.



* ''Series/VeronicaMars'':
** Subverted when paternity tests confirm that Keith Mars is indeed Veronica's father, not her mother's highschool sweetheart Jake Kane.
** And then played straight with Logan's adopted sister in an interesting way that somehow managed to avoid the usual cliché of the trope.
** Also played straight at the end of the second season episode "Green-Eyed Monster" with Wallace and Nathan.
* Done in very a surprising "How the hell did I not see that coming?" way on Series/{{Dexter}} when The Ice Truck Killer is revealed to be Dexter's brother.
* This happens on ''Series/GreenWing'', where Guy discovers that Joanna is his mother, making him and Martin brothers. Unfortunately, he only finds this out ''after'' they have sex, leading to a complete meltdown on Guy's part.
* In ''[[{{Sharpe}} Sharpe's Justice]]'', the rabble-rouser Matt Truman is Sharpe's half-brother.
* In ''Series/JonathanCreek'', an actress attempts to covertly help the son that she secretly gave up for adoption many years ago by having him cast in the movie she is currently starring in, only to learn that he has developed a bit of an obsession with her, unaware that she is his mother. He's embittered when she rejects him in this sense, understandably a bit {{Squick}}ed out; unfortunately, she confesses this to her ex-husband who, holding his own grudge, manipulate the son into murdering her.
* Averted in ''Series/WithoutATrace'': Agent Malone is captured and tortured by a conwoman who thinks he's an enemy out to get her and her partner who is, naturally, her son. I can't recall all the facts, but in the end the conwoman dies and asks Malone not to tell her son the truth (it probably would've been squicky for him anyway).
* Parodied innummerable times on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''.
* ''Series/AllMyChildren'' loves this trope. Examples: Daisy Cortlandt and Myra Murdock (Nina's "dead" mother and long-lost grandmother), Palmer Cortlandt (Ross Chandler's long-lost father), and Jackson Montgomery (Greenlee Smythe's real father). In 2006, the show waved a magic {{Retcon}} wand to reveal Josh Madden is Erica Kane's son. It seems he was originally aborted but during the termination procedure, Dr. Greg Madden took Erica's fetus to implant into his wife and raise as his own son.

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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'':
** Subverted when paternity tests confirm that Keith Mars
On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Oscar is indeed Veronica's really Buster's father, not her mother's highschool sweetheart Jake Kane.
** And then played straight with Logan's adopted sister in an interesting way that somehow managed to avoid the usual cliché of the trope.
** Also played straight at
GOB is Steve Holt's father, and Lindsay is adopted.
* At
the end of the second season episode "Green-Eyed Monster" with Wallace and Nathan.
* Done in very a surprising "How the hell did I not see that coming?" way on Series/{{Dexter}} when The Ice Truck Killer is revealed to be Dexter's brother.
* This happens on ''Series/GreenWing'', where Guy discovers that Joanna is his mother, making him and Martin brothers. Unfortunately, he only
''Bangkok Hilton'', Kat finds out that Bill Worthington, the man who helped her escape from the titular prison, is her father Hal Stanton. The audience, incidentally, has known this out ''after'' they have sex, leading to a complete meltdown on Guy's part.
* In ''[[{{Sharpe}} Sharpe's Justice]]'',
from the rabble-rouser Matt Truman is Sharpe's half-brother.
* In ''Series/JonathanCreek'', an actress attempts to covertly help the son that she secretly gave up for adoption many years ago by having him cast in the movie she is currently starring in, only to learn that he has developed a bit of an obsession with her, unaware that she is his mother. He's embittered when she rejects him in this sense, understandably a bit {{Squick}}ed out; unfortunately, she confesses this to her ex-husband who, holding his own grudge, manipulate the son into murdering her.
* Averted in ''Series/WithoutATrace'': Agent Malone is captured and tortured by a conwoman who thinks he's an enemy out to get her and her partner who is, naturally, her son. I can't recall all the facts, but in the end the conwoman dies and asks Malone not to tell her son the truth (it probably would've been squicky for him anyway).
* Parodied innummerable times on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''.
* ''Series/AllMyChildren'' loves this trope. Examples: Daisy Cortlandt and Myra Murdock (Nina's "dead" mother and long-lost grandmother), Palmer Cortlandt (Ross Chandler's long-lost father), and Jackson Montgomery (Greenlee Smythe's real father). In 2006, the show waved a magic {{Retcon}} wand to reveal Josh Madden is Erica Kane's son. It seems he was originally aborted but during the termination procedure, Dr. Greg Madden took Erica's fetus to implant into his wife and raise as his own son.
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* Parodied on ''Series/KrodMandoonAndTheFlamingSwordOfFire''. Krod confronts Chancellor Dungalor, who stalls for time by revealing that he's Krod's ''brother''. Well, his ''brother-in-law'', as Dungalor was married to Krod's sister. Ex-brother-in-law, actually, as they're not even married anymore.
* Played straight in ''Series/{{Reaper}}'' with The Devil revealed to be Sam's father at the end on season one.
* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', "Journey to the Centre of the Punk": Howlin' Jimmy Jefferson, the Spirit of Jazz, claims to be Howard's father, then uncle, then second cousin twice-removed on his sister's side, in an attempt to keep Howard from killing him. Only the last one works.
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' You can't kill me, boy!
-->'''Howard:''' Why!?
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' Because I'm your father!
-->'''Howard:''' NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' Yeeeaaah! Let it out! Let it out, boy! Release the pain! Daddy's here, come to daddy! Daddy's come for ya, boy!
-->'''Howard:''' -OOOOOOOOOO Hang on, my dad's a geography teacher in Leeds.
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' ...I meant, uh, I'm your uncle!
-->'''Howard:''' NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' All those hours spent weeping by the window, bring uncle back for me!
-->'''Howard:''' -OOOOOO...What, uncle Terry? Who works at Stansted?
-->''(Later)''
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' Oh, I meant, um, your 2nd cousin twice removed on your sister's side!
-->'''Howard:''' Oh right, yeah. NOOOOOOOOOOOO-
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' That's right, we's family!
* Played straight in ''{{Series/Jekyll}}'', with an extra twist at the end of the final episode.
* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Oscar is really Buster's father, GOB is Steve Holt's father, and Lindsay is adopted.
* Played straight in ''Series/{{Glee}}''. It turns out that [[AscendedMeme Shelby Corcoran is Rachel's biological mother]].
* In the ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses 1987'' Christmas special "The Frog's Legacy", Del and Albert hinted that Freddie the Frog, a gentleman safecracker had an affair with Del and Rodney's mum Joannie before Rodney was born. This rumor was confirmed to be true in the 2003 Christmas special "Sleepless in Peckham", when Rodney looks at an old photograph of the 1960 Jolly Boys' Outing and finds that Freddie bears an uncanny resemblance to him.
** The {{Prequel}} trilogy ''Series/RockAndChips'' tells the story of Joannie's affair with Freddie in the early 1960's.

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* Parodied on ''Series/KrodMandoonAndTheFlamingSwordOfFire''. Krod confronts Chancellor Dungalor, who stalls for time by revealing ''Series/{{Bones}}'' has this in one episode, where Bones discovers that the priest who has been helping them on a case is actually her long-lost father, who is also the murderer they are hunting for.
* ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'': Where to begin? The mysterious Henry Scudder is Ben's father. Lucius Belyakov (AKA Management) is the father of both Justin and Iris (who were born Alexei and Irina Belyakov). And Justin is Sofie's father, having raped her mother Appolonia as a young man.
* The spy Richard Series/{{Castle}} knows as Jackson Hunt tells him this in response to Castle asking him why
he's Krod's ''brother''. Well, so fixated on rescuing Alexis (because she's his ''brother-in-law'', as Dungalor was married to Krod's sister. Ex-brother-in-law, actually, as they're not even married anymore.
granddaughter).
* Played straight in ''Series/{{Reaper}}'' with The Devil revealed to be Sam's father at the end on season one.
* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', "Journey to the Centre of the Punk": Howlin' Jimmy Jefferson, the Spirit of Jazz, claims to be Howard's father, then uncle, then second cousin twice-removed on his sister's side, in an attempt to keep Howard
In ''Series/ChinesePaladin'', DrunkenMaster Mo Yixi suspects from killing him. Only the last one works.
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' You can't kill me, boy!
-->'''Howard:''' Why!?
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' Because I'm your father!
-->'''Howard:''' NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' Yeeeaaah! Let it out! Let it out, boy! Release the pain! Daddy's here, come to daddy! Daddy's come for ya, boy!
-->'''Howard:''' -OOOOOOOOOO Hang on, my dad's a geography teacher in Leeds.
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' ...I meant, uh, I'm your uncle!
-->'''Howard:''' NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' All those hours spent weeping by the window, bring uncle back for me!
-->'''Howard:''' -OOOOOO...What, uncle Terry? Who works at Stansted?
-->''(Later)''
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' Oh, I meant, um, your 2nd cousin twice removed on your sister's side!
-->'''Howard:''' Oh right, yeah. NOOOOOOOOOOOO-
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' That's right, we's family!
* Played straight in ''{{Series/Jekyll}}'', with an extra twist at the end of the final episode.
* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Oscar is really Buster's father, GOB is Steve Holt's father, and Lindsay is adopted.
* Played straight in ''Series/{{Glee}}''. It turns out
beginning that [[AscendedMeme Shelby Corcoran he is Rachel's biological mother]].
* In
Ah Nu's [[DisappearedDad long-gone father]], but due to a FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo on the ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses 1987'' Christmas special "The Frog's Legacy", Del and Albert hinted that Freddie the Frog, a gentleman safecracker had an affair with Del and Rodney's mum Joannie mother's part, has to investigate further before Rodney was born. This rumor was confirmed to be true in the 2003 Christmas special "Sleepless in Peckham", when Rodney looks at an old photograph of the 1960 Jolly Boys' Outing and finds that Freddie bears an uncanny resemblance to him.
** The {{Prequel}} trilogy ''Series/RockAndChips'' tells the story of Joannie's affair with Freddie in the early 1960's.
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* The very last words said on ''Series/KyleXY'' by BigBad Cassidy to Kyle: "I'm your brother."
* One infamous ''Series/{{Eastenders}}'' moment (2001) is Zoe Slater telling her "sister" Kat: "You can't tell me what to do, [[YoureNotMyFather you ain't my mother]]," and getting in response, "YES I AM!"
* In 3x05 of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', it is revealed that Morgana is actually Uther's biological daughter, making her Arthur's half-sister. One wouldn't be surprised because this follows the Arthurian legends, but since Morgana was first introduced as the King's ''Ward'' and the daughter of Goloris, one wouldn't be given the impression of anything otherwise.
* In a ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' two-parter, the Big Giant Head reveals that he is Dick's father. Tommy later likens this to Luke Skywalker finding out about Darth Vader, but Dick brushes him off, saying [[ThisIsReality this is real life]].
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK4e6HZ215Q&list=SL&feature=sh_e_top the first episode]] of what is considered possibly the worst TV series made, ''Series/MyMotherTheCar'', his mother has to admit to David Crabtree that while she's a car, she really is his mother, come back as a 1928 Porter. So, he's sitting in the car and she talks to him. At one point, (3:34 in the video referenced in this example), she says, "David, I am your mother."
* ''Series/{{Lawman}}'': In "The Joker", outlaw Barney Tremain claims to be Johnny [=McKay=]'s real father. It is left unresolved whether he was telling the truth or not.
* Series/{{Bones}} has this in one episode, where Bones discovers that the priest who has been helping them on a case is actually her long-lost father, who is also the murderer they are hunting for.
* In ''Series/ChinesePaladin'', DrunkenMaster Mo Yixi suspects from the beginning that he is Ah Nu's [[DisappearedDad long-gone father]], but due to a FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo on the mother's part, has to investigate further before he's sure.

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* The very last words said on ''Series/KyleXY'' by BigBad Cassidy ''Series/{{Continuum}}'': Subverted - Alec thinks Jason is his father when he experiences a flashback of Jason with his mother; he collects a DNA sample from him to Kyle: "I'm your brother."
* One infamous ''Series/{{Eastenders}}'' moment (2001)
see if they're genetic matches. When the results come back positive (99% match or so), Alec is Zoe Slater telling her "sister" Kat: "You can't tell me what to do, [[YoureNotMyFather you ain't my mother]]," and getting in response, "YES I AM!"
* In 3x05
now sure of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', it his sneaking suspicion. However, this is revealed that Morgana a show involving time travel, so linear thinking is discouraged ... Simply, Jason is actually Uther's biological daughter, making Alec's son from the future. So who's Alec father then? Why, Mr. Escher of Piron, of course.
* Parodied by the Melty Man (an AnthropomorphicPersonification of [[TheLoinsSleepTonight male impotence]], complete with black glove and [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] voice) in ''Series/{{Coupling}}''.
-->'''Patrick:''' You killed my erection!\\
'''Melty Man:''' No Patrick, I ''am'' your erection!
* Catherine Willows on Series/{{CSI}}, when she finds out that Sam Braun is
her Arthur's half-sister. One wouldn't be surprised because this follows father.
* Parodied on ''Series/TheDailyShow''. Creator/StephenColbert is asked to report on
the Arthurian legends, but since Morgana was first introduced as the King's ''Ward'' and the daughter cancellation of Goloris, one wouldn't be given the impression of anything otherwise.
* In
daytime drama ''Another World''. He goes off on a ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' two-parter, the Big Giant Head wild melodramatic tangent, reveals that he Colbert is Dick's father. Tommy later likens this to Luke Skywalker finding out about Darth Vader, but Dick brushes him off, saying [[ThisIsReality this is not his real life]].
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK4e6HZ215Q&list=SL&feature=sh_e_top
name and accuses Jon Stewart of abandoning his "bastard elevator baby". Subverted within the first episode]] of what is considered possibly the worst TV series made, ''Series/MyMotherTheCar'', his mother has to admit to David Crabtree parody because when Stephen finally calls him "Daddy", Jon spoils it by pointing out that while she's a car, she really is his mother, come back as a 1928 Porter. So, he's sitting in they're the car and she talks to him. At one point, (3:34 in the video referenced in this example), she says, "David, I am your mother."
* ''Series/{{Lawman}}'': In "The Joker", outlaw Barney Tremain claims to be Johnny [=McKay=]'s real father. It is left unresolved whether he was telling the truth or not.
* Series/{{Bones}} has this in one episode, where Bones discovers that the priest who has been helping them on a case is actually her long-lost father, who is also the murderer they are hunting for.
* In ''Series/ChinesePaladin'', DrunkenMaster Mo Yixi suspects from the beginning that he is Ah Nu's [[DisappearedDad long-gone father]], but due to a FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo on the mother's part, has to investigate further before he's sure.
same age.



* In the ''Series/WhiteCollar'' episode "Vested Interest", a DNA test reveals that mysterious informant Sam is actually Neal's DisappearedDad.
* Teased in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' where it's been greatly hinted at (but never actually proved) that Frank is actually Charlie's father.
* Infamously used on ''Series/TwentyFour'' where the other mastermind of Day 5 that was working with Charles Logan later turned out to be Jack Bauer's brother.

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* In Done in very a surprising "How the ''Series/WhiteCollar'' episode "Vested Interest", a DNA test hell did I not see that coming?" way on ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' when The Ice Truck Killer is revealed to be Dexter's brother.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Played straight in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]], when Nancy
reveals that mysterious informant Sam Jamie, the first of the gas mask zombies, was not her little brother as she had said earlier, but her son.
** Mocked in the third series when dealing with the Master, Martha asks if he
is actually Neal's DisappearedDad.
* Teased
the Doctor's long-lost brother (an idea toyed with by previous producers). To which the Doctor responds, "[[YouWatchTooMuchX You've been watching too much TV.]]"
** Played straight
in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], where it's been greatly hinted at (but never actually proved) that Frank River Song is actually Charlie's father.
* Infamously used on ''Series/TwentyFour'' where the other mastermind of Day 5 that was working with Charles Logan later turned out
revealed to be Jack Bauer's brother.Melody Pond, Amy and Rory's daughter.
* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' brings up the possibility briefly so as to deny it, when an OldFlame of the Dowager Duchess shows up in season 5.
-->'''Mary''': Granny has a past. Thank heavens Papa and Aunt Rosamund were already born or we could spin all sorts of fairy tales.
* One infamous ''Series/{{Eastenders}}'' moment (2001) is Zoe Slater telling her "sister" Kat: "You can't tell me what to do, [[YoureNotMyFather you ain't my mother]]," and getting in response, "YES I AM!"
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': After Axel Walker, the second Trickster broke him out of prison, James Jesse reveals that the reason he had chosen Axel to be his successor is because they're father-and-son. Creator/MarkHamill, who played James Jesse in Series/TheFlash1990 reprised the role, and gobbled up the scenery as he delivered this marvelous ActorAllusion to his role as Luke Skywalker.



* At the end of ''Bangkok Hilton'', Kat finds out that Bill Worthington, the man who helped her escape from the titular prison, is her father Hal Stanton. The audience, incidentally, has known this from the first episode.

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* At the end of ''Bangkok Hilton'', Kat finds Played straight in ''Series/{{Glee}}''. It turns out that Bill Worthington, the man who helped her escape [[AscendedMeme Shelby Corcoran is Rachel's biological mother]].
* In ''{{Series/Glitch}}'', episode 4 reveals that Paddy is Beau's ancestor
from the titular prison, is about 150 years ago.
* The main plot of ''Series/{{Graduados}}''. Back in High School, in TheEighties, Loli was cheated by
her boyfriend Pablo Catáneo, escaped with Andy Goddzer, and had [[AutoErotica sex in his truck]]. [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin She got pregnant]], but they all thought that it was with Pablo. Her father Hal Stanton. The audience, incidentally, has known [[ShotgunWedding ordered them to get married]] to raise the kid, Martín. Then, in 2012, it was the time for a meeting of former students. Loli saw Andy again, remembered the whole thing, and arranged a DNATest: it got that Andy is the father of Martín.
* This happens on ''Series/GreenWing'', where Guy discovers that Joanna is his mother, making him and Martin brothers. Unfortunately, he only finds
this from the first episode.out ''after'' they have sex, leading to a complete meltdown on Guy's part.



* The spy Richard Series/{{Castle}} knows as Jackson Hunt tells him this in response to Castle asking him why he's so fixated on rescuing Alexis (because she's his granddaughter).

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* In the series ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
** In Volume One, Claire Bennet is revealed to be the daughter of Nathan Petrelli and Meredith Gordon, both evolved humans. After a fire occurs in Meredith's home with 18-month old Claire inside, Claire's paternal grandparents, Angela and Arthur Petrelli, arrange her adoption with the Bennet family but they tell Nathan and Meredith that their infant daughter died in the fire.
** In the final scene of the pilot episode, Claire Bennet, a character who was introduced with evolved abilities, is shown to be the daughter of HRG (Noah Bennet), a character who captures evolved humans. Shortly after, it is revealed HRG and his wife, Sandra Bennet, are her adoptive parents, leading to the revelation of the above example.
** Subverted in Volume 3 where Arthur Petrelli convinces Sylar he is his son (and third brother with Peter and Nathan). Turns out this is a lie.
* Teased in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' where it's been greatly hinted at (but never actually proved) that Frank is actually Charlie's father.
%%* Played straight in ''{{Series/Jekyll}}'', with an extra twist at the end of the final episode.
* In ''Series/JonathanCreek'', an actress attempts to covertly help the son that she secretly gave up for adoption many years ago by having him cast in the movie she is currently starring in, only to learn that he has developed a bit of an obsession with her, unaware that she is his mother. He's embittered when she rejects him in this sense, understandably a bit {{Squick}}ed out; unfortunately, she confesses this to her ex-husband who, holding his own grudge, manipulate the son into murdering her.
* Parodied on ''Series/KrodMandoonAndTheFlamingSwordOfFire''. Krod confronts Chancellor Dungalor, who stalls for time by revealing that he's Krod's ''brother''. Well, his ''brother-in-law'', as Dungalor was married to Krod's sister. Ex-brother-in-law, actually, as they're not even married anymore.
* The spy Richard Series/{{Castle}} knows as Jackson Hunt very last words said on ''Series/KyleXY'' by BigBad Cassidy to Kyle: "I'm your brother."
* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/LasVegas'' where Mike finds evidence that the Montecito's new owner, AJ Cooper, is Piper's father. Piper confronts Cooper and he vehemently denies it. It turns out that Cooper knew her father from when they served in the Marines together and promised that he would keep an eye on her.
%%* Strongly hinted in the ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' episode "End Game", and confirmed in "Frame".
* ''Series/{{Lawman}}'': In "The Joker", outlaw Barney Tremain claims to be Johnny [=McKay=]'s real father. It is left unresolved whether he was telling the truth or not.
* Also subverted in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', where DCI Morgan takes Sam to a graveyard. He shows Sam two graves which have the name Williams on them, telling him that these are his parents, he is not Sam Tyler, but Sam Williams, working for him undercover. Sam shrugs this off and is about to leave when he spots three graves behind him, one of which says 'Here lies Sam Tyler', the other two with his parents names, Vic and Ruth Tyler. He's a little upset by this..
* In US version of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2008}}'', the trope is inverted: in the finale, Sam Tyler confronts his father, and
tells him that he is his son.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Claire and Jack are half-siblings. And it seems their father (or his ghost, or [[MindScrew SOMETHING like it]]) is close to the mysterious Jacob.
** In season 5, Pierre Chang, the guy from the orientation tapes, turns out to be Miles' father. "The third day we were here, I was in line at the cafeteria and my mother got in line behind me. That was my first clue."
* In ''Series/LukeCage'', episode "Blowin' Up the Spot", Diamondback is revealed to be Luke Cage's brother. The line is spoken fairly similarly to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' version, though the exact quote is, "Nigga, I am your brother."
* In 3x05 of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', it is revealed that Morgana is actually Uther's biological daughter, making her Arthur's half-sister. One wouldn't be surprised because
this follows the Arthurian legends, but since Morgana was first introduced as the King's ''Ward'' and the daughter of Goloris, one wouldn't be given the impression of anything otherwise.
* Parodied
in response an episode of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', "Journey to Castle asking him why he's so fixated the Centre of the Punk": Howlin' Jimmy Jefferson, the Spirit of Jazz, claims to be Howard's father, then uncle, then second cousin twice-removed on rescuing Alexis (because his sister's side, in an attempt to keep Howard from killing him. Only the last one works.
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' You can't kill me, boy!
-->'''Howard:''' Why!?
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' Because I'm your father!
-->'''Howard:''' NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' Yeeeaaah! Let it out! Let it out, boy! Release the pain! Daddy's here, come to daddy! Daddy's come for ya, boy!
-->'''Howard:''' -OOOOOOOOOO Hang on, my dad's a geography teacher in Leeds.
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' ...I meant, uh, I'm your uncle!
-->'''Howard:''' NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' All those hours spent weeping by the window, bring uncle back for me!
-->'''Howard:''' -OOOOOO...What, uncle Terry? Who works at Stansted?
-->''(Later)''
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' Oh, I meant, um, your 2nd cousin twice removed on your sister's side!
-->'''Howard:''' Oh right, yeah. NOOOOOOOOOOOO-
-->'''Jimmy Jefferson:''' That's right, we's family!
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK4e6HZ215Q&list=SL&feature=sh_e_top the first episode]] of what is considered possibly the worst TV series made, ''Series/MyMotherTheCar'', his mother has to admit to David Crabtree that while
she's a car, she really is his granddaughter).mother, come back as a 1928 Porter. So, he's sitting in the car and she talks to him. At one point, (3:34 in the video referenced in this example), she says, "David, I am your mother."
* ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'': Maeve, the BigBad, reveals she is TheChosenOne Rohan's mother. There is no indication at what point she learned this; Maeve seemed as shocked as anyone when Lugad told her Rohan told him they were brothers. The line is almost identical to the movie's with the names changed appropriately.
* ''Series/NightAndDay'''s ostensibly parentless Josh Alexander turned out to be Steph [=McKenzie=]'s son, and then Alex Wells'.
* In the series ''Series/NightCourt'' it is revealed after several seasons that Harry's mentally unbalanced stepfather "Buddy" is actually his ''biological'' father.



* In the ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' 1987 Christmas special "The Frog's Legacy", Del and Albert hinted that Freddie the Frog, a gentleman safecracker had an affair with Del and Rodney's mum Joannie before Rodney was born. This rumor was confirmed to be true in the 2003 Christmas special "Sleepless in Peckham", when Rodney looks at an old photograph of the 1960 Jolly Boys' Outing and finds that Freddie bears an uncanny resemblance to him.
** The {{Prequel}} trilogy ''Series/RockAndChips'' tells the story of Joannie's affair with Freddie in the early 1960's.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has been fond of this one and uses it regularly since it was so successful the first time around:
** In ''Power Rangers In Space'', we are treated to the tasty reveal that BigBad Astronema is TheCaptain Andros's long-lost sister Karone after brainwashing.
** Two years later in ''Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue'', we are treated to the revelation that then-evil SixthRanger Ryan is MissionControl Captain Mitchell's long-lost son (And, thereby, Pink Ranger Dana's brother).
** In ''Power Rangers Ninja Storm'', we find out that BigBad Lothor is [[{{Mentors}} Sensei Watanabe's]] twin brother, and SixthRanger Cam's uncle. This was fortunate for Lothor's nieces by marriage, as they would have [[NeverSayDie been destroyed]] if Cam hadn't decided to save them--because "they're family."
** In ''Power Rangers Dino Thunder'', we have the revelation that SixthRanger Trent is the adopted son of BigBad Mesogog's human counterpart Anton Mercer.
** But the all-time leader is ''Power Rangers Mystic Force'', where we learn in short succession that the evil Wolf Knight Koragg is the mind-controlled form of Leanbow, husband to Udonna. Udonna then discovers that Red Ranger Nick is actually her long-lost son Bowen. Meanwhile, we discover that comic relief character Leelee is secretly the daughter of Necrolai, queen of the vampires.
*** This is invoqued a little differently in the original ''Mahô Sentai Magiranger'' serie. There is Wolzard, who has "killed" Miyuki Ozu, mother of the five heroes. But [[spoiler: in fact, he has transported her in a safe place. He revealed the truth to the heroes at the same time he sacrified him to defeat N'ma. But he still alive and come back to become Magi Fire Red along with the heroes and his wife, Magi Mother.]]
** Following ''In Space'''s example, ''RPM'' reveals that [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl Tenaya 7 is actally Dillon's missing sister, which surprises... ''[[TheUntwist absolutely no one]]''.
** Used again in ''PowerRangersDinoCharge'' when the Aqua ranger reveals to the Tyler, "It's ME. I'm your dad."
* The second-season finale of ''Series/ThePretender'': Miss Parker learns that she has a twin brother she was never told about because he supposedly died at birth -- and not only is he still alive, he's one of the recurring characters! (All four of the series' season finales feature a "He's the brother you never knew you had" [[TheReveal reveal]] for one of the lead characters -- counting the clone in the third season finale as a brother -- but this is the only one where the brother is an already-established character.)
* ''Series/PrincessReturningPearl'': Xiao Jian says a variation of this line to Xiao Yan Zi to reveal that he is her brother.
* Played straight in ''Series/{{Reaper}}'' with The Devil revealed to be Sam's father at the end of season one.
* In series 7 of ''Series/RedDwarf'' it is revealed that Lister's father is himself, and his mother is Kochanski, his long-lost love.
* In ''Series/RemingtonSteele'', Steele finds out in the last episode that Daniel Chalmers, his mentor and fellow con-man, is actually his long-lost father.



* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': After Axel Walker, the second Trickster broke him out of prison, James Jesse reveals that the reason he had chosen Axel to be his successor is because they're father-and-son. Creator/MarkHamill, who played James Jesse in Series/TheFlash1990 reprised the role, and gobbled up the scenery as he delivered this marvelous ActorAllusion to his role as Luke Skywalker.
* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' brings up the possibility briefly so as to deny it, when an OldFlame of the Dowager Duchess shows up in season 5.
-->'''Mary''': Granny has a past. Thank heavens Papa and Aunt Rosamund were already born or we could spin all sorts of fairy tales.
* In ''{{Series/Glitch}}'', episode 4 reveals that Paddy is Beau's ancestor from about 150 years ago.

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': After Axel Walker, ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'': While the second Trickster broke him out of prison, James Jesse reveals that the reason he had chosen Axel to be his successor is because they're father-and-son. Creator/MarkHamill, who played James Jesse audience learns in Series/TheFlash1990 reprised the role, and gobbled up the scenery as he delivered this marvelous ActorAllusion to his role as Luke Skywalker.
* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' brings up the possibility briefly so as to deny it, when an OldFlame of the Dowager Duchess shows up in season 5.
-->'''Mary''': Granny has a past. Thank heavens Papa and Aunt Rosamund were already born or we could spin all sorts of fairy tales.
* In ''{{Series/Glitch}}'',
episode 4 reveals 1 that Paddy John Druitt (AKA Jack the Ripper) is Beau's ancestor from about 150 years ago.Ashley's father, she doesn't get the news until later in the season when he kidnaps her.



* ''Series/NightAndDay'''s ostensibly parentless Josh Alexander turned out to be Steph [=McKenzie=]'s son, and then Alex Wells'.



* In ''Series/LukeCage'', episode "Blowin' Up the Spot", Diamondback is revealed to be Luke Cage's brother. The line is spoken fairly similarly to the StarWars version, though the exact quote is, "Nigga, I am your brother."

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* In ''Series/LukeCage'', ''[[Series/{{Sharpe}} Sharpe's Justice]]'', the rabble-rouser Matt Truman is Sharpe's half-brother.
* [[TheParody Parodied]] in the ''Series/StargateSG1''
episode "Blowin' Up "200": the Spot", Diamondback rest of the SG team momentarily trick Mitchell into believing that O'Neill is his father by means of TimeTravel.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': It was hinted at throughout their character arcs, but nevertheless was a huge surprise when it was
revealed that Enabran Tain and Elim Garak were father and son. However, Tain and Garak both knew it all along. The reveal was mainly for the audience who had not known it. The drama of the reveal is based on Tain wishing on his deathbed for Garak to be avenge his death, while Garak wants - for [[WellDoneSonGuy once in his life]], and before it's too late - for them to have a moment as father and son, instead of a superior and inferior officer or a mentor and his protégé.
** It's also strongly hinted, but never acknowledged, that Tain's live-in-housekeeper is Garak's mother. She definitely raised him and at one point he implies she is the one person he ''knows'' genuinely cares for him.
* In a ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' two-parter, the Big Giant Head reveals that he is Dick's father. Tommy later likens this to
Luke Cage's brother. The line Skywalker finding out about Darth Vader, but Dick brushes him off, saying [[ThisIsReality this is spoken fairly similarly real life]].
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Turns out that Uncle John is this
to Elena.
** Subverted when ELENA confronts him with
the StarWars version, though reveal in order to get him to let her go.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'':
** Subverted when paternity tests confirm that Keith Mars is indeed Veronica's father, not her mother's highschool sweetheart Jake Kane.
** And then played straight with Logan's adopted sister in an interesting way that somehow managed to avoid
the exact quote usual cliché of the trope.
** Also played straight at the end of the second season episode "Green-Eyed Monster" with Wallace and Nathan.
* In the ''Series/WhiteCollar'' episode "Vested Interest", a DNA test reveals that mysterious informant Sam is actually Neal's DisappearedDad.
* Parodied innumerable times on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''.
* Averted in ''Series/WithoutATrace'': Agent Malone is captured and tortured by a conwoman who thinks he's an enemy out to get her and her partner who
is, "Nigga, naturally, her son. I am your brother."can't recall all the facts, but in the end the conwoman dies and asks Malone not to tell her son the truth (it probably would've been squicky for him anyway).
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Hints had been dropped throughout the series that Bill Mulder was not Mulder's father, but that his father was the Cigarette-Smoking Man. It was left up in the air until season seven's "The Sixth Extinction: Amor Fati", we find out that he ''is'' Mulder's father, but Mulder does not find out until much later.







* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Number 1 learns in TheMovie that the BigBad Father is his uncle. [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in the same movie with the Delightful Children, who it's revealed aren't actually Father's children but former KND operatives whom he kidnapped and {{Brainwashed}}.
** Also, kind of inverted in that Numbuh Zero, who we haven't seen before, is Nigel's dad, who we have.



* Naturally, SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' revealed towards the end of the first season that Tarrlok and the season BigBad Amon are brothers. By that point, many FanFic writers had the right to exclaim, "Wait, IWasJustJoking!"

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* ** Naturally, SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' revealed towards the end of the first season that Tarrlok and the season BigBad Amon are brothers. By that point, many FanFic writers had the right to exclaim, "Wait, IWasJustJoking!"IWasJustJoking!"
* [[TheParody Parodied]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow'' episode "All That I Desire You", itself a [[WholePlotReference complete send-up of soap operas]]; Dad is revealed to be living a double life as billionaire oil baron Drake Gainway, and is father to Zorak, Clarence, and his secret third wife Cynthia - in addition to Brak and the Gainway children.
** And just for extra craziness, when ''The Brak Show'' was "hosting" Creator/AdultSwim's New Year's Night, it was revealed that Thunderclese's father was none other than Frylock from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''a completely different show''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Number 1 learns in TheMovie that the BigBad Father is his uncle. [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in the same movie with the Delightful Children, who it's revealed aren't actually Father's children but former KND operatives whom he kidnapped and {{Brainwashed}}.
** Also, kind of inverted in that Numbuh Zero, who we haven't seen before, is Nigel's dad, who we have.
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* In the 'Series/'WhiteCollar'' episode "Vested Interest", a DNA test reveals that mysterious informant Sam is actually Neal's DisappearedDad.

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* In the 'Series/'WhiteCollar'' ''Series/WhiteCollar'' episode "Vested Interest", a DNA test reveals that mysterious informant Sam is actually Neal's DisappearedDad.
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* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', Donovan is in denial, and the harper doesn't want to talk about once she realizes. When Donovan puts it together, the conversation that ensues has both this, and LukeYouAreMyFather.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', Donovan is in denial, and the harper doesn't want to talk about once she realizes. When Donovan puts it together, the conversation that ensues has both this, and LukeYouAreMyFather.
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* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' reveals that Kaito and Gaito/Gakuto are twin brothers.

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* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' reveals that Kaito and Gaito/Gakuto are twin brothers.
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--->'''Zurg:''' Surrender Buzz Lightyear! I have won!\\

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--->'''Zurg:''' Surrender Surrender, Buzz Lightyear! I have won!\\



'''Zurg:''' No Buzz, I ''am'' your father!\\

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'''Zurg:''' No No, Buzz, I ''am'' your father!\\
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