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25th Jun '17 11:43:40 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', the main antagonist of the Festival Arc is [[spoiler: Chao Lingshen]], who is eventually revealed to be [[KidFromTheFuture a descendent of Negi's from 50 years in the future.]]

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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', the main antagonist of the Festival Arc is [[spoiler: Chao Lingshen]], who is eventually revealed to be [[KidFromTheFuture a descendent of Negi's from 50 years in the future.Negi's.]]
20th Jun '17 8:35:53 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (the remake): Willow reveals to Malus that yes, Rowan is his daughter, after he gets suspicious. The islanders apparently believe it was necessary to have a sacrifice with a blood connection to one of their people.

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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (the remake): ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'': Willow reveals to Malus that yes, Rowan is his daughter, after he gets suspicious. The islanders apparently believe it was necessary to have a sacrifice with a blood connection to one of their people.
11th Jun '17 9:10:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Slasher}}'': It turns out that Sarah's real father is Tom Winston, the man responsible for killing her parents, since he had an affair with her mother Rachel.

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* ''Series/{{Slasher}}'': It turns out that Sarah's real father is Tom Winston, the man responsible for killing her parents, since he had an affair with her mother Rachel. He already knew, but she figured it out on her own before confronting him with this information.
10th Jun '17 1:10:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Slasher}}'': It turns out that Sarah's real father is Tom Winston, the man responsible for killing her parents, since he had an affair with her mother Rachel.
5th Jun '17 7:03:28 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Manga/SoltyRei'' Roy Revant's daughter Rita Revant [[spoiler:turns out to be Rose Anderson. Her hair and eye colour had changed due to exposure to nanomachines from the Blast Fall. Having been adopted by Larry and Andy's father with no memory of who she was, she initially resisted the idea that she was Roy's daughter until later.]]



* The entire premise of ''Manga/OtakuNoMusumeSan'', where Kouta first learns he has a daughter, Kanau, when she shows up on his doorstep, with a note from her mother reminding him of a certain eventful afternoon about ten years before. Eventually it starts turning out that [[EveryoneIsRelated everyone is "related"]], too (mostly through things like adoption, [[spoiler:marriage]], and friendship), though it's one case that's not much connected to this trope.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' does this three times: Josuke, the protagonist of part 4, is part 2 hero Joseph's long-lost son. Giorno Giovanna, protagonist of part 5, is the son of [[BigBad Dio Brando]], and in part 6 we meet Dio's other sons.



* The true BigBad of the ''Anime/XMen'' anime is revealed in episode 12 to be [[spoiler:Professor Xavier's crazy RealityWarper son Takeo. Takeo's mother had told Xavier that his son was dead.]]
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Cana's motivation for passing the S-class exam is so she can work up the nerve to tell [[spoiler:Gildarts]] that she is his daughter. When she finally tells him, he immediately asks who her mother is, since [[ReallyGetsAround he's slept with many women over the years]].

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* The true BigBad of the ''Anime/XMen'' anime is revealed in episode 12 to be [[spoiler:Professor Xavier's crazy RealityWarper son Takeo. Takeo's mother had told Xavier that his son was dead.]]
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'',
''Manga/FairyTail'':
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Cana's motivation for passing the S-class exam is so she can work up the nerve to tell [[spoiler:Gildarts]] that she is his daughter. When she finally tells him, he immediately asks who her mother is, since [[ReallyGetsAround he's slept with many women over the years]].



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' does this three times: Josuke, the protagonist of part 4, is part 2 hero Joseph's long-lost son. Giorno Giovanna, protagonist of part 5, is the son of [[BigBad Dio Brando]], and in part 6 we meet Dio's other sons.
* The entire premise of ''Manga/OtakuNoMusumeSan'', where Kouta first learns he has a daughter, Kanau, when she shows up on his doorstep, with a note from her mother reminding him of a certain eventful afternoon about ten years before. Eventually it starts turning out that [[EveryoneIsRelated everyone is "related"]], too (mostly through things like adoption, [[spoiler:marriage]], and friendship), though it's one case that's not much connected to this trope.



-->'''Kibaomaru:''' That's why he had the dagger with my emblem...the one I gave to that woman...

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-->'''Kibaomaru:''' That's why he had the dagger with my emblem... the one I gave to that woman...woman...
* ''Manga/SoltyRei'' Roy Revant's daughter Rita Revant [[spoiler:turns out to be Rose Anderson. Her hair and eye colour had changed due to exposure to nanomachines from the Blast Fall. Having been adopted by Larry and Andy's father with no memory of who she was, she initially resisted the idea that she was Roy's daughter until later.]]



* The true BigBad of the ''Anime/XMen'' anime is revealed in episode 12 to be [[spoiler:Professor Xavier's crazy RealityWarper son Takeo. Takeo's mother had told Xavier that his son was dead.]]



* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'', this happens to Random, as well as to Benedict (who finds he has a great-granddaughter, Dara), and Corwin (who finds he now has a son by Dara).
** To their credit all three men promptly go all PapaBear upon discovering their offspring. As Corwin's sidekick observes "Paternity hits you lot hard."
* Creator/WilliamButlerYeats wrote a poem, ''Cuchulainn's Fight with the Sea'', in which Cuchulainn's son leaves home with a vow (apparently designed to give him extra chances to get into fights) not to give his name but at sword-point, that is, after being beaten, and only against someone who's sworn the same. He runs into Cuchulainn in short order, and as Cuchulainn has been under the same oath since childhood they have an epic fight. Cuchulainn gives him a chance to withdraw and live, and says his head looks like 'a woman's head that I loved once.' Then he gets into his berserk mode and mortally wounds him, and demands his name before he dies. And he's Cuchulainn son of Cuchulainn. He is stricken. The people he was partying with earlier predict that once he's done mourning he'll kill everybody to work off his feelings, so they get the druids to enchant him so he gets in a fight with the ocean instead.
** The kicker is that it was Junior's '''mother''' who told him to make the vow and go to the precise place Cuchulainn was to be found, thereby guaranteeing them a fight in which the father didn't know he was killing his son. Apparently based on an actual myth/saga thing in which this happened to Cuchulainn, only in this one his wife was actively trying to get revenge on him for leaving her through their son.
* ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'': {{Averted}} in ''Dragons of Summer Flame'' by a character raised by a race of island dwelling fae who is mistaken for [[SquishyWizard Raistlin]] [[JerkAss Majere]]'s daughter. She seeks him out, and he promptly tells her she's mistaken.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Book 12, ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', kicks off with Harry receiving a phone call from his old flame Susan Rodriguez, who he hasn't seen in years. The subject of the call? "Harry, they've got our daughter." They being the Red Court of Vampires, who are currently at war with the White Council of Wizards, to which Harry belongs. Harry responds to the news of his sudden fatherhood by going to [[INeedAFreakingDrink MacAnnally's pub]] in shock.
* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' had Baron Harkonnen learning [[spoiler:immediately prior to his KarmicDeath]] that the girl who [[spoiler:poisoned him]] was his granddaughter. His reaction in the miniseries makes it pretty clear that he was extremely shocked that she was his relative. Her mom, BTW, was the byproduct of a rape from him by one of the witches.
** Considering the Baron's preferred sexual partners were young men, the Bene Gesserit witch [[StalkerWithATestTube had to use some coercion to make him rape her]], as part of the Bene Gesserits' long-term breeding plans. The Dune series is very weird sometimes.
* In ''Literature/TheFireUsTrilogy'', one of the characters reveals to the audience and his father to be one of the President's sons, presumed dead for years. Interestingly enough, he may or may not have known it himself for most of the series. Our protagonists are [[DysfunctionJunction damaged goods]].
* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': Random does this to Arthur Dent in ''Literature/MostlyHarmless''.



* {{Averted}} in many, ''many'' ways in ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'', ironically with the prospective father being Luke: Luke and Mara think that "Brisha"'s mother is Luke's ex-girlfriend Shira Brie. Mara asks Luke "Who is Brisha's father?" Luke replies "How should I know?", realizes what Mara's asking, and says their relationship was emotional, ([[SeriesContinuityError even if it was based on her lies that almost got him killed]]) and never physical. [[spoiler:Oh, and Brisha '''is''' Shira, a.k.a. Lumiya.]]
* [[Literature/NUMASeries Dirk Pitt]] ended up with twins after it emerged that his girlfriend hadn't actually died. He becomes a good father really quickly.
* In a Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel, the character Xyon is introduced at the beginning of the story and helps save the day. At the end, he punches out TheCaptain Mackenzie Calhoun before informing him his full name is Xyon of Calhoun. Nice first impression.
* Creator/WilliamButlerYeats wrote a poem in which Cuchulainn's son leaves home with a vow (apparently designed to give him extra chances to get into fights) not to give his name but at sword-point, that is, after being beaten, and only against someone who's sworn the same. He runs into Cuchulainn in short order, and as Cuchulainn has been under the same oath since childhood they have an epic fight. Cuchulainn gives him a chance to withdraw and live, and says his head looks like 'a woman's head that I loved once.' Then he gets into his berserk mode and mortally wounds him, and demands his name before he dies. And he's Cuchulainn son of Cuchulainn. He is stricken. The people he was partying with earlier predict that once he's done mourning he'll kill everybody to work off his feelings, so they get the druids to enchant him so he gets in a fight with the ocean instead.
** The poem is ''Cuchulainn's Fight with the Sea'', and is extra head-banging in that it was Junior's '''mother''' who told him to make the vow and go to the precise place Cuchulainn was to be found, thereby guaranteeing them a fight in which the father didn't know he was killing his son. Apparently based on an actual myth/saga thing in which this happened to Cuchulainn, only in this one his wife was actively trying to get revenge on him for leaving her through their son.
* Random does this to Arthur Dent in ''Literature/MostlyHarmless''.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Given the spoilers for ''Changes'', [[spoiler: Harry Dresden himself]] is going to get a good dose of this.
* In Brandon Sanderson's ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'', Vin identifies her long-lost father, since her brother had pointed him out to her. The father didn't know she existed until she pointed him out to his boss.
* In [[DependingOnTheWriter some versions]] of the [[KingArthur Arthurian mythology]], [[BigBad Mordred]] is the son of Arthur and [[BrotherSisterIncest his sister]], who was [[MosesInTheBulrushes sent away]] [[ParentalAbandonment to die]] as an infant, as he was destined to kill Arthur later on. Which [[YouCantFightFate he did]] when he showed up as an adult. It can also be a SelfFulfillingProphecy in some stories, as Mordred grows to hate Arthur precisely ''because'' he did this.



* In Creator/MichaelCrichton's novel ''Literature/{{Next}}'', one random story involves a man working I can't remember where. A young woman with a baby walks up to him and claims to be his daughter. Naturally, he doesn't believe her. She then reveals that she went through a long and arduous process to find out who donated sperm to her mother, despite the fact that it was supposed to be anonymous, spending years just to discover her dad. [[MoodWhiplash And then berates him for donating "defective DNA."]]
* The novel ''Sunrise'' in the Literature/WarriorCats series when [[spoiler:Hollyleaf]] announces not only to her father, [[spoiler:Crowfeather]], but to the whole gathering of cats that [[spoiler:Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf]] are actually [[spoiler:Leafpool's kits, not Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw's, and he's their father]].
* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'', this happens to Random, as well as to Benedict (who finds he has a great-granddaughter, Dara), and Corwin (who finds he now has a son by Dara).
** To their credit all three men promptly go all PapaBear upon discovering their offspring. As Corwin's sidekick observes "Paternity hits you lot hard."
* Fred Vargas's Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg has a one year-old son with Camille, but also a twenty-seven year-old son, Armel, whose existence he ignored until Armel, at the time believed to be the Zerquetscher, told him while threatening him with a gun in ''An Uncertain Place''.
* {{Averted}} in [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Dragons of Summer Flame]] by a character raised by a race of island dwelling fae who is mistaken for [[SquishyWizard Raistlin]] [[JerkAss Majere]]'s daughter. She seeks him out, and he promptly tells her she's mistaken.
* In 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 LukeIAmYourFather.
* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' had Baron Harkonnen learning [[spoiler:immediately prior to his KarmicDeath]] that the girl who [[spoiler:poisoned him]] was his granddaughter. His reaction in the miniseries makes it pretty clear that he was extremely shocked that she was his relative. Her mom, BTW, was the byproduct of a rape from him by one of the witches.
** Considering the Baron's preferred sexual partners were young men, the Bene Gesserit witch [[StalkerWithATestTube had to use some coercion to make him rape her]], as part of the Bene Gesserits' long-term breeding plans. The Dune series is very weird sometimes.
* In Literature/TheFireUsTrilogy, one of the characters reveals to the audience and his father to be one of the President's sons, presumed dead for years. Interestingly enough, he may or may not have known it himself for most of the series. Our protagonists are [[DysfunctionJunction damaged goods]].

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* The rare gender inversion is found in ''Literature/TheLostStars'' series, precipitated by Sci-fi technology: When the ever-suspicious Morgan finally gets evidence that her co-adviser Malin has been acting behind their leader, Arthur Drakon's, back by falsifying his official DNA records, Malin explains to Drakon one-on-one that this was done by his "mother" to hide his real parentage: [[spoiler:Morgan. His mother was a doctor examining Morgan before she left on a suicide expedition into alien space using cryogenic technology to survive the time it would take to arrive. She discovered Morgan was pregnant, and being barren herself, secretly acted as a surrogate for the child, who was Malin. Morgan was eventually recovered but left otherwise unaware of her child, who tracked her down out a sense of duty, only to find she was psychotic and then stuck around to protect her and protect everyone from her. Drakon is thrown through a loop by the revelation, especially because Malin is the polar opposite the gung-ho, emotionally manipulative Morgan and a biological year older than her due to the cryogenic shenanigans. They both agree that Morgan can't know, as the shock of it would likely drive her to kill Malin outright, given their otherwise already near murderous rivalry.]]
* In Brandon Sanderson's ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'', Vin identifies her long-lost father, since her brother had pointed him out to her. The father didn't know she existed until she pointed him out to his boss.
* In Creator/MichaelCrichton's novel ''Literature/{{Next}}'', one random story involves a man working I can't remember where.somewhere. A young woman with a baby walks up to him and claims to be his daughter. Naturally, he doesn't believe her. She then reveals that she went through a long and arduous process to find out who donated sperm to her mother, despite the fact that it was supposed to be anonymous, spending years just to discover her dad. [[MoodWhiplash And then berates him for donating "defective DNA."]]
DNA".]]
* The novel ''Sunrise'' in the Literature/WarriorCats series when [[spoiler:Hollyleaf]] announces not only to her father, [[spoiler:Crowfeather]], but to the whole gathering of cats ''Literature/NUMASeries'': Dirk Pitt ended up with twins after it emerged that [[spoiler:Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf]] are his girlfriend hadn't actually [[spoiler:Leafpool's kits, not Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw's, and he's their father]].
* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'', this happens to Random, as well as to Benedict (who finds he has
died. He becomes a great-granddaughter, Dara), and Corwin (who finds he now has a son by Dara).
** To their credit all three men promptly go all PapaBear upon discovering their offspring. As Corwin's sidekick observes "Paternity hits you lot hard."
* Fred Vargas's Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg has a one year-old son with Camille, but also a twenty-seven year-old son, Armel, whose existence he ignored until Armel, at the time believed to be the Zerquetscher, told him while threatening him with a gun in ''An Uncertain Place''.
* {{Averted}} in [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Dragons of Summer Flame]] by a character raised by a race of island dwelling fae who is mistaken for [[SquishyWizard Raistlin]] [[JerkAss Majere]]'s daughter. She seeks him out, and he promptly tells her she's mistaken.
* In 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 LukeIAmYourFather.
* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' had Baron Harkonnen learning [[spoiler:immediately prior to his KarmicDeath]] that the girl who [[spoiler:poisoned him]] was his granddaughter. His reaction in the miniseries makes it pretty clear that he was extremely shocked that she was his relative. Her mom, BTW, was the byproduct of a rape from him by one of the witches.
** Considering the Baron's preferred sexual partners were young men, the Bene Gesserit witch [[StalkerWithATestTube had to use some coercion to make him rape her]], as part of the Bene Gesserits' long-term breeding plans. The Dune series is very weird sometimes.
* In Literature/TheFireUsTrilogy, one of the characters reveals to the audience and his
good father to be one of the President's sons, presumed dead for years. Interestingly enough, he may or may not have known it himself for most of the series. Our protagonists are [[DysfunctionJunction damaged goods]].really quickly.



* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "Literature/TimeLag", realizing that Elva feels a FishOutOfTemporalWater, her rescuers quickly tell her that her son did indeed survive, and that one rescuer is her grandson -- he quickly takes her hands -- and she, indeed, has an infant great-grandson.
* The rare gender inversion is found in TheLostStars series, precipitated by a Sci-fi technology: When the ever suspicious Morgan finally get's evidence that her co-adviser Malin has been acting behind their leader's, Arthur Drakon's, back by falsifying his official DNA records, Malin explains to Drakon one-on-one that this was done by his "mother" to hide his real parentage: [[spoiler:Morgan. His mother was a doctor examining Morgan before she left on a suicide expedition into alien space using cryogenic technology to survive the time it would take to arrive. She discovered Morgan was pregnant, and being barren herself, secretly acted as a surrogate for the child, who was Malin. Morgan was eventually recovered but left otherwise unaware of her child, who tracked her down out a sense of duty, only to find she was psychotic and then stuck around to protect her and protect everyone from her. Drakon is thrown through a loop by the revelation, especially because Malin is the polar opposite the gung-ho, emotionally manipulative Morgan and a biological year older than her due to the cryogenic shenanigans. They both agree that Morgan can't know, as the shock of it would likely drive her to kill Malin out right, given their otherwise already near murderous rivalry.]]



* Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'': In ''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 LukeIAmYourFather.
* In a Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel, the character Xyon is introduced at the beginning of the story and helps save the day. At the end, he punches out TheCaptain Mackenzie Calhoun before informing him his full name is Xyon of Calhoun. Nice first impression.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** {{Averted}} in many, ''many'' ways in ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'', ironically with the prospective father being Luke: Luke and Mara think that "Brisha"'s mother is Luke's ex-girlfriend Shira Brie. Mara asks Luke "Who is Brisha's father?" Luke replies "How should I know?", realizes what Mara's asking, and says their relationship was emotional, ([[SeriesContinuityError even if it was based on her lies that almost got him killed]]) and never physical. [[spoiler:Oh, and Brisha '''is''' Shira, a.k.a. Lumiya.]]
* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/TimeLag'', realizing that Elva feels a FishOutOfTemporalWater, her rescuers quickly tell her that her son did indeed survive, and that one rescuer is her grandson -- he quickly takes her hands -- and she, indeed, has an infant great-grandson.
* Fred Vargas' Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg has a one year-old son with Camille, but also a twenty-seven year-old son, Armel, whose existence he ignored until Armel, at the time believed to be the Zerquetscher, told him while threatening him with a gun in ''An Uncertain Place''.



* The novel ''Sunrise'' in the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series, when [[spoiler:Hollyleaf]] announces not only to her father, [[spoiler:Crowfeather]], but to the whole gathering of cats that [[spoiler:Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf]] are actually [[spoiler:Leafpool's kits, not Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw's, and he's their father]].



** Then, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]], Rose crosses over into a parallel universe where Pete's alive but never fathered a child with Jackie, and we go through it all ''again'', this time with Pete having to come to terms with the fact that he has a daughter in a parallel universe with the same name as his ''dog''. Given that he just lost his wife and still has a lot world saving to do he elects to ''not'' to deal with it and runs away from Rose when she tells him.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes To War"]], [[spoiler:River Song tells Amy and Rory that she is their daughter Melody Pond. She tells them this after her newborn self is kidnapped.]]

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** Then, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]], Rose crosses over into a parallel universe where Pete's alive but never fathered a child with Jackie, and we go through it all ''again'', this time with Pete having to come to terms with the fact that he has a daughter in a parallel universe with the same name as his ''dog''. Given that he just lost his wife and still has a lot of world saving to do do, he elects to ''not'' to deal with it and runs away from Rose when she tells him.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes To War"]], [[spoiler:River Song tells informs Amy and Rory that she is their daughter Melody Pond. She tells them this after her newborn self is kidnapped.]]



* In various medieval legends, Helena was separated from her husband and [[TextileWorkIsFeminine supports herself and her son]] until young Constantine's grace and charm draw his father's attention, leading to revelation that he is his son, and a parental reconciliation.

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* In various medieval legends, Helena was separated from her husband and [[TextileWorkIsFeminine supports herself and her son]] until young Constantine's grace and charm draw his father's attention, leading to the revelation that he is his son, and a parental reconciliation.reconciliation.
* In [[DependingOnTheWriter some versions]] of the [[KingArthur Arthurian mythology]], [[BigBad Mordred]] is the son of Arthur and [[BrotherSisterIncest his sister]], who was [[MosesInTheBulrushes sent away]] [[ParentalAbandonment to die]] as an infant, as he was destined to kill Arthur later on. Which [[YouCantFightFate he did]] when he showed up as an adult. It can also be a SelfFulfillingProphecy in some stories, as Mordred grows to hate Arthur precisely ''because'' he did this.



** Happens yet again in "Bloodlines" when Bart announces that He's Barry and Iris's grandson from the future.

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** Happens yet again in "Bloodlines" when Bart announces that He's he's Barry and Iris's Iris' grandson from the future.
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* Professor X was shocked to discover in ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' #26-#28 (published 23 years after his first appearance) that he had a son in the extremely powerful mutant Legion aka David Charles Haller. Up until then he had assumed David to be the son of a dead friend.
* {{Wolverine}} turned out to have both a gender-swapped clone (Laura Kinney, aka ComicBook/{{X 23}}), ''and'' a long-lost son, {{ComicBook/Daken}}. Hell he's even come across ''an entire team'' of his children sent to kill him that he didn't know about until after the fact.
* The new Scorpion is the daughter of villainess Monica Rappaccini, probably fathered by [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner (aka the Hulk)]]. Speaking of the Hulk, he also has his son Skaar, who was still in his mother's womb when she died, as well as Lyra, his daughter by Thundra from a divergent future. There's also Skaar's twin, Hiro-Kala.
* [[LampshadeHanging Semi-Lampshaded]] in the newspaper comic strip ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', in which young nerd Jason campaigns for Lucasfilm to digitally insert him into the Special-Edition StarWars films as Luke's younger brother. Obviously, this goes nowhere. ("At least they sent back my Darth Jason prototype action figure.")
** [[HilariousInHindsight Darth Jason?]]



* Darkdevil in ''[[Comicbook/SpiderGirl Spider-Girl]]'', who is revealed to the reader - but not the heroine or her family, yet - to be the son of Ben Reilly, Spider-Man's clone.
* In the new ''ComicBook/BoosterGold'' comics in which Rip Hunter, a character first introduced in the DCU in the 1950's, bullies Booster into being an unknown hero, there've been strong hints that [[spoiler: Rip is Booster's son. [[KidFromTheFuture From the future]].]] Try not to think about causality too hard. Booster himself also crashes at his great-great-great-etc grandfather's house.
* Tossed in a blender with LukeIAmYourFather (but not really) in ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'': [[spoiler: Usagi discovered that his old flame Mariko's son Jotaro is actually ''his'' son, and Mariko's husband (Usagi's ''very'' unfriendly rival) also knows but loves Jotaro anyway. Usagi and Jotaro's sword master guessed almost immediately (they're very much alike), and gives them the opportunity to travel together for several months; after talking with Tomoe about responsibilities and relationships, Usagi decides not to break the bond between Jotaro and his family, while ''Jotaro'' decides not to force Usagi to give up his wanderer lifestyle to take care of him. It turns out Mariko told Jotaro the truth, but left out the part about Usagi knowing too. Upset at his "weakness" and the fact that he doesn't know when or if he'll ever see his "uncle" again, Jotaro calls out "Miyamoto Usagi! You are my father!!" but Usagi is already too far away to hear ("Just a trick of the wind, I must be tying my ears too tight").]] TL;DR: Father A and Son B know the truth, but each doesn't know the other knows the truth (C,D,E, and F know the truth too, but they aren't talking, mainly out of respect).
* In ''GreenLantern Corps'' #35, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Korugarian Green Lantern Soranik Natu]] is Sinestro's daughter.
* In "The Long Cold Dark" story arc of ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'', Frank Castle discovers that [[spoiler: Kathryn O'Brien gave birth to his daughter before she died]]. [[spoiler: His recurring foe Barracuda kidnapped her to get to him]]. Needless to say, [[PapaWolf Frank was pissed]].
* During the "Salvation" [[StoryArc arc]] or ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'' Jesse becomes acquainted with a woman named Jodie, whose demeanor and appearance bears an uncanny resemblance to the deceased Jody from previous arc "All in the Family." Jesse begins to feel that something is amiss about Jodie beyond the obvious the more time he spends with her, until it finally hits him one night while alone with her in her bar and he can only say one word: [[spoiler: Mom?]]

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* Darkdevil in ''[[Comicbook/SpiderGirl Spider-Girl]]'', who is revealed to the reader - but not the heroine or her family, yet - to be the son of Ben Reilly, Spider-Man's clone.
* In the new ''ComicBook/BoosterGold'' comics in which Rip Hunter, a character first introduced in the DCU in the 1950's, bullies Booster into being an unknown hero, there've been strong hints that [[spoiler: Rip is Booster's son. [[KidFromTheFuture From the future]].]] Try not to think about causality too hard. Booster himself also crashes at his great-great-great-etc great-great-great-etc. grandfather's house.
* Tossed in a blender with LukeIAmYourFather (but not really) in ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'': [[spoiler: Usagi discovered that his old flame Mariko's son Jotaro is actually ''his'' son, and Mariko's husband (Usagi's ''very'' unfriendly rival) also knows but loves Jotaro anyway. Usagi and Jotaro's sword master guessed almost immediately (they're very much alike), and gives them the opportunity to travel together for several months; after talking with Tomoe about responsibilities and relationships, Usagi decides not to break the bond between Jotaro and his family, while ''Jotaro'' decides not to force Usagi to give up his wanderer lifestyle to take care of him. It turns out Mariko told Jotaro the truth, but left out the part about Usagi knowing too. Upset at his "weakness" and the fact that he doesn't know when or if he'll ever see his "uncle" again, Jotaro calls out "Miyamoto Usagi! You are my father!!" but Usagi is already too far away to hear ("Just a trick of the wind, I must be tying my ears too tight").]] TL;DR: Father A and Son B know the truth, but each doesn't know the other knows the truth (C,D,E, and F know the truth too, but they aren't talking, mainly out of respect).
*
In ''GreenLantern ''ComicBook/GreenLantern Corps'' #35, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Korugarian Green Lantern Soranik Natu]] is Sinestro's daughter.
* In "The Long Cold Dark" story arc of ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'', Frank Castle discovers that [[spoiler: Kathryn O'Brien gave birth to his daughter before she died]]. [[spoiler: His recurring foe Barracuda kidnapped her to get to him]]. Needless to say, [[PapaWolf Frank was pissed]].
* During the "Salvation" [[StoryArc arc]] or ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'' Jesse becomes acquainted with a woman named Jodie, whose demeanor and appearance bears an uncanny resemblance to the deceased Jody from previous arc "All in the Family." Jesse begins to feel that something is amiss about Jodie beyond the obvious the more time he spends with her, until it finally hits him one night while alone with her in her bar and he can only say one word: [[spoiler: Mom?]]
daughter.



** Damian was retconned into being a ChildOfRape via Talia drugging Bruce, and then, by the way, she put him into an ArtificialWomb as soon as possible so being pregnant wouldn't have the chance to ruin her body. (It often does that and she's put everything into her physical prowess.) This comes up when it turns out she's given him up as corrupted by Batman's ethics and is replacing him with a clone.
* In ''YoungAvengers'' Presents: Hulkling, Hulkling does this to [[spoiler: Captain Marvel. Who turned out to be a Skrull anyway. Awkward.]]
** [[spoiler: Wanda and Billy, in ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade, because Wanda has lost all her memories.]]
* In ''ComicBook/TomStrong'', Tom's evil neo-Nazi son Albrecht, who was conceived when World War II-era Third Reich science-villainess [[TheBaroness Ingrid Weiss]] drugged Tom and stole a sperm sample from him, then impregnated herself. He only found out when the mother-and-son duo tried to kill him fifty years later.

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** Damian was retconned into being a ChildOfRape ChildByRape via Talia drugging Bruce, and then, by the way, she put him into an ArtificialWomb a UterineReplicator as soon as possible so being pregnant wouldn't have the chance to ruin her body. (It often does that and she's put everything into her physical prowess.) This comes up when it turns out she's given him up as corrupted by Batman's ethics and is replacing him with a clone.

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* Professor X was shocked to discover in ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' #26-#28 (published 23 years after his first appearance) that he had a son in the extremely powerful mutant Legion aka David Charles Haller. Up until then he had assumed David to be the son of a dead friend.
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} turned out to have both a gender-swapped clone (Laura Kinney, aka ComicBook/{{X 23}}), ''and'' a long-lost son, {{ComicBook/Daken}}. Hell he's even come across ''an entire team'' of his children sent to kill him that he didn't know about until after the fact.
* The new Scorpion is the daughter of villainess Monica Rappaccini, probably fathered by [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner (aka the Hulk)]]. Speaking of the Hulk, he also has his son Skaar, who was still in his mother's womb when she died, as well as Lyra, his daughter by Thundra from a divergent future. There's also Skaar's twin, Hiro-Kala.
* Darkdevil in ''[[Comicbook/SpiderGirl Spider-Girl]]'', who is revealed to the reader - but not the heroine or her family, yet - to be the son of Ben Reilly, Spider-Man's
clone.
* In ''YoungAvengers'' "The Long Cold Dark" story arc of ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'', Frank Castle discovers that [[spoiler: Kathryn O'Brien gave birth to his daughter before she died]]. [[spoiler: His recurring foe Barracuda kidnapped her to get to him]]. Needless to say, [[PapaWolf Frank was pissed]].
* In ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''
Presents: Hulkling, Hulkling does this to [[spoiler: Captain Marvel. Who turned out to be a Skrull anyway. Awkward.]]
** [[spoiler: Wanda and Billy, in ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade, ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'', because Wanda has lost all her memories.]]
* In ''ComicBook/TomStrong'', Tom's evil neo-Nazi son Albrecht, who was conceived when World War II-era Third Reich science-villainess [[TheBaroness Ingrid Weiss]] drugged Tom and stole a sperm sample from him, then impregnated herself. He only found out when the mother-and-son duo tried to kill him fifty years later.
]]

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* During the "Salvation" [[StoryArc arc]] or ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'' Jesse becomes acquainted with a woman named Jodie, whose demeanor and appearance bears an uncanny resemblance to the deceased Jody from previous arc "All in the Family". Jesse begins to feel that something is amiss about Jodie beyond the obvious the more time he spends with her, until it finally hits him one night while alone with her in her bar and he can only say one word: [[spoiler: Mom?]]
* ''ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader'': Issue #6 shows the exact moment Vader figured out who Luke Skywalker was, when Boba Fett, who Vader had hired to capture the Rebel pilot who destroyed the Death Star, reports that he didn't get the kid, but ''did'' find out his name:
-->'''Vader:''' Did you bring me anything of value, bounty hunter?\\
'''Fett:''' Not much. Just his name. ''[[WhamLine Skywalker]]''.\\
''[Vader is silent, staring out the window in front of him into space]''\\
'''Fett:''' We're done here, then.\\
''[later]''\\
'''Vader:''' ''[still staring out the window, which is cracked all over, as his hand shakes with Force energy]'' Skywalker.\\
''[He folds his arms, remembering past events -- Padmé crying, Padmé's funeral, his first encounter with Luke]''\\
'''Vader:''' I have a son.\\
''[the window glass is almost completely gone]''\\
'''Vader:''' He will be mine. It will all be mine.
* In ''ComicBook/TomStrong'', Tom's evil neo-Nazi son Albrecht, who was conceived when World War II-era Third Reich science-villainess [[TheBaroness Ingrid Weiss]] drugged Tom and stole a sperm sample from him, then impregnated herself. He only found out when the mother-and-son duo tried to kill him fifty years later.
* Tossed in a blender with LukeIAmYourFather (but not really) in ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'': [[spoiler: Usagi discovered that his old flame Mariko's son Jotaro is actually ''his'' son, and Mariko's husband (Usagi's ''very'' unfriendly rival) also knows but loves Jotaro anyway. Usagi and Jotaro's sword master guessed almost immediately (they're very much alike), and gives them the opportunity to travel together for several months; after talking with Tomoe about responsibilities and relationships, Usagi decides not to break the bond between Jotaro and his family, while ''Jotaro'' decides not to force Usagi to give up his wanderer lifestyle to take care of him. It turns out Mariko told Jotaro the truth, but left out the part about Usagi knowing too. Upset at his "weakness" and the fact that he doesn't know when or if he'll ever see his "uncle" again, Jotaro calls out "Miyamoto Usagi! You are my father!!" but Usagi is already too far away to hear ("Just a trick of the wind, I must be tying my ears too tight").]] TL;DR: Father A and Son B know the truth, but each doesn't know the other knows the truth (C,D,E, and F know the truth too, but they aren't talking, mainly out of respect).



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* [[LampshadeHanging Semi-Lampshaded]] in the newspaper comic strip ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', in which young nerd Jason campaigns for Lucasfilm to digitally insert him into the Special Edition ''Franchise/StarWars'' films as Luke's younger brother. Obviously, this goes nowhere. ("At least they sent back my Darth Jason prototype action figure.")
** [[HilariousInHindsight Darth Jason?]]
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* [[spoiler: Cornelius "Lewis" Robinson]] to Wilbur from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''.

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[[folder:Films [[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* [[spoiler: Cornelius "Lewis" Robinson]] to Wilbur from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''.
Animated]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'', the Dragon reveals to Beowulf that he is actually the hero's long-lost son from his deal-with-the-devil dalliance with Grendel's Mother.
* [[spoiler: Cornelius "Lewis" Robinson]] to Wilbur from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''.



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[[folder:Films [[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]Live-Action]]
* TheReveal in the slasher film ''Film/CherryFalls''. The SerialKiller targeting virgins [[spoiler: Marliston]] is strongly implied to be [[spoiler: the son of Sheriff Brent [[ChildByRape conceived through rape]] 25 years ago, making him the protagonist Jody's older half brother.]]
* ''Film/ADogOfFlanders'' -- Nello tells [[spoiler:Michel]] that he's Nello's father.
* There's one implied at the end of ''Dream Girls'', when Magic finally meets his father, who is understandably quite shocked by this revelation.



* ''Film/{{Wasabi}}'': Jean Reno's character discovers he has a Japanese daughter.

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* ''Film/{{Wasabi}}'': Jean Reno's character discovers he has a Japanese daughter.As Franchise/IndianaJones and Marion Ravenwood are sinking into sand in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', [[spoiler:she reveals Mutt Williams is his son. HilarityEnsues.]] It's ''also'' LukeIAmYourFather at the same time.



* ''Un Indien dans la Ville'', and its English-language remake, ''Film/Jungle2Jungle''.
* As Franchise/IndianaJones and Marion Ravenwood are sinking into sand in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', [[spoiler:she reveals Mutt Williams is his son. HilarityEnsues.]] It's ''also'' LukeIAmYourFather at the same time.
* In ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'', the BigBad is about to leave Charlie and her young daughter to freeze to death in a meat locker. Charlie, in an attempt to save her daughter, reveals to him that her daughter is also his daughter. He leaves them both in the locker anyway.
* ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'' features a particularly cruel example: the main character is the victim of an elaborate revenge/imprisonment plot, the final result of which leads him to discover that [[spoiler:the young woman he fell in love with and just had sex with is his long-lost daughter. TheReveal had such a big impact on him that he cut off his own tongue and went to hypnotist so he could forget]]. The villain really out-did himself with his revenge.
* TheReveal in the slasher film ''Film/CherryFalls''. The SerialKiller targeting virgins [[spoiler: Marliston]] is strongly implied to be [[spoiler: the son of Sheriff Brent [[ChildByRape conceived through rape]] 25 years ago, making him the protagonist Jody's older half brother.]]
* The main plot of ''Film/MatchstickMen'' revolves around this. [[spoiler: It's actually a con, though.]]
* ''Film/ADogOfFlanders'' -- Nello tells [[spoiler:Michel]] that he's Nello's father.
* There's one implied at the end of ''Dream Girls'', when Magic finally meets his father, who is understandably quite shocked by this revelation.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'', the Dragon reveals to Beowulf that he is actually the hero's long-lost son from his deal-with-the-devil dalliance with Grendel's Mother.



-->'''Diane:''' So, what's your name?
-->'''Boy:''' Diane.
-->'''Diane:''' Like me!
-->'''Anthony:''' I named him after his mother.
-->'''Diane:''' I'm a mother? Why didn't you tell me?
-->'''Anthony:''' You said you didn't want to be a part of my life.
-->'''Diane:''' Oh! Anthony, he's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen! He looks just like me!

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-->'''Diane:''' So, what's your name?
-->'''Boy:''' Diane.
-->'''Diane:'''
name?\\
'''Boy:''' Diane.\\
'''Diane:'''
Like me!
-->'''Anthony:'''
me!\\
'''Anthony:'''
I named him after his mother.
-->'''Diane:'''
mother.\\
'''Diane:'''
I'm a mother? Why didn't you tell me?
-->'''Anthony:'''
me?\\
'''Anthony:'''
You said you didn't want to be a part of my life.
-->'''Diane:'''
life.\\
'''Diane:'''
Oh! Anthony, he's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen! He looks just like me!me!
%%* ''Un Indien dans la Ville'', and its English-language remake, ''Film/Jungle2Jungle''.
* In ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'', the BigBad is about to leave Charlie and her young daughter to freeze to death in a meat locker. Charlie, in an attempt to save her daughter, reveals to him that her daughter is also his daughter. He leaves them both in the locker anyway.
* The main plot of ''Film/MatchstickMen'' revolves around this. [[spoiler: It's actually a con, though.]]
* ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'' features a particularly cruel example: the main character is the victim of an elaborate revenge/imprisonment plot, the final result of which leads him to discover that [[spoiler:the young woman he fell in love with and just had sex with is his long-lost daughter. TheReveal had such a big impact on him that he cut off his own tongue and went to a hypnotist so he could forget]]. The villain really out-did himself with his revenge.



* ''Film/{{Wasabi}}'': Jean Reno's character discovers he has a Japanese daughter.
* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (the remake): Willow reveals to Malus that yes, Rowan is his daughter, after he gets suspicious. The islanders apparently believe it was necessary to have a sacrifice with a blood connection to one of their people.



* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (the remake): Willow reveals to Malus that yes, Rowan is his daughter, after he gets suspicious. The islanders apparently believe it was necessary to have a sacrifice with a blood connection to one of their people.



* In the mini-series ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] version occurs. [[spoiler: Virginia has to tell the Evil Queen that she is her daughter. The Queen has no memory of her daughter but slowly begins to remember bits and pieces of the past. Including that she [[OffingTheOffspring once tried to drown Virginia in a bathtub]] before she found the portal to the Nine Kingdoms.]]
* In a rare female version, Series/AllyMcBeal opens her door once to find a young girl there who said that Ally was her mother. Seems Ally had once donated an egg for research, and due to a mishap, this girl is her biological daughter.
* In ''Series/{{Believe}}'', the audience learns [[spoiler: Tate is Bo's father]] at the end of the very first episode -- ''they'' don't until the seventh, however.
* ''Series/{{Beverly Hills 90210}}'': Gina was introduced in the later seasons as Donna's wrong-side-of-the-tracks cousin related through her mother's sister. With the help of some nifty software that included every single birth certificate ever made, Donna discovered [[spoiler: Gina and Donna share the same father, making them half-sisters raised in separate homes]].
* In the French series ''Les Bleus, Premiers Pas dans la Police'', rookie detective Laura Maurier is the daughter that police chief Santamaria never knew he had, and she eventually tells him so.



* In Season 10 of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', Rossi discovers that he has an adult daughter by his second wife -- as well as a son-in-law and a grandson -- and welcomes her into his life, even helping her with one of her investigations.
* ''Series/{{CSI Miami}}'', Horatio and his son.
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', meanwhile, has a variation with Mac finding out he has a stepson. His late wife gave birth as a teenager and gave the boy up for adoption. He came looking for her later, and though Mac had to tell him she had died, he still eventually formed a friendship with the kid.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay "Father's Day"]]: Rose goes back to when she was a baby and saves her father. She has to [[IncestIsRelative fend off some flirting from him right at the start]], but he eventually figures it out more or less on his own. Later, after overhearing that the nineteen-year-old Rose is Pete's daughter but missing the "from the future" part, her mother is understandably {{squick}}ed by the appearance that her husband a) fathered a child when he was about twelve and b) gave her the same name as the baby they currently have together.
** Then, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]], Rose crosses over into a parallel universe where Pete's alive but never fathered a child with Jackie, and we go through it all ''again'', this time with Pete having to come to terms with the fact that he has a daughter in a parallel universe with the same name as his ''dog''. Given that he just lost his wife and still has a lot world saving to do he elects to ''not'' to deal with it and runs away from Rose when she tells him.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes To War"]], [[spoiler:River Song tells Amy and Rory that she is their daughter Melody Pond. She tells them this after her newborn self is kidnapped.]]
* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'': Liam "Kincaid" is the ChildByRape of Agents Sandoval and Beckett by Ha'Gel. He knows this, but his mother was mind-wiped to prevent her from exposing the Resistance. Beckett only finds out when she's dying from a [=CVI=] breakdown. It's a good question as to whether or not Sandoval figured it out.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', a young man appears at the Banks' doorstep and introduces himself as Geoffrey's son. Apparently Geoffrey's ex-wife had given birth to him after their divorce and didn't bother to inform Geoffrey.
* In ''Series/GeneralHospital'', after seeing Bobby bond with her baby son Michael, Carly blurts out that they're mother and daughter. Considering Carly had single-handedly ruined Bobby's life -- such as stealing her husband and suing her for custody of Lucus on the anniversary of BJ's death just to name a few things -- Bobby is ''less'' than pleased with this news.
* On ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', there is a situation which could be (but isn't) the source of this trope name. A girl shows up in Luke's diner saying she is doing a science fair project in genetics to find out who her father is by testing the three guys her mother dated around the time she was conceived. It turns out Luke is her father. This is used to derail the upcoming wedding. Lorelai's father semi-lampshades this when discussing insurance with them and warning about tricksters and grifters, saying "It's just that the ''timing'' is a little suspicious..."
* ''Series/HomeAndAway'' added an extra twist: John Palmer has a daughter named Shandi, but the Shandi he met was an impostor. Eventually, the real Shandi had to show up.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': Bobby Goren has just discovered he has a nephew (son of his junkie brother Frank.) Bobby wants to parent the kid but the kid is currently missing and on the run from the cops. Bobby's family is [[DysfunctionJunction messed up.]]
** Bobby also learns that the man he *thought* was his father wasn't - his real father was a notorious serial rapist and killer.
* The protagonist of ''Series/LifeUnexpected'' is a 16 year old girl that was never successfully adopted that seeks emancipation and reunites her birth parents who a judge makes them their legal wards after deeming she is unfit to be emancipated, her father thought she had been aborted and when he was told in the first episode he had a daughter it was an instance of this, the girl's father is just a friend of the girl's mother as she has a fiancé of her own.



* ''Series/MacGyver'' illegitimate and previously unknown son Sam shows up in the last episode, and demonstrates that LamarckWasRight.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver'''s illegitimate and previously unknown son Sam shows up in the last episode, and demonstrates that LamarckWasRight.LamarckWasRight.
* At the end of the second series of ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', Merlin meets his long-lost father, Balinor, for the first time. Balinor had no idea he had a son.
** Morgana says this sort of thing to Uther at the end of the third season, though he already knew. It was a Luke, You Are My Brother for Arthur, though.
* In Series 4 Episode 5 of ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', Finn tracks down several men with whom his mother Mary was intimate around the time of his conception to determine which of them is his biological father. To Finn's embarrassment, most of the men rule themselves out by claiming to have only engaged in sexual activity with Mary that was unlikely to result in a child.
* Emma Swan from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' gets this from both ends. On her twenty-eighth birthday, as she blows out [[OnePersonBirthdayParty the candle on her cupcake]], she wishes she wasn't alone. Seconds later, she gets a knock on the door and finds the son she gave up for adoption when he was born ten years ago. He convinces her to follow him back to his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine, a small town populated entirely by fairy tale characters who have been cursed to forget their own identities. Among them, Emma finds her parents, Snow White and Prince Charming, neither of whom remember ever having a child. Because time flows differently there, they don't look any older than Emma, so she'll have to find a way to restore their memories before explaining the truth.
* One ''Series/QuantumLeap'' has Sam leap into a rock star who's about to be murdered. One of the possible suspects is a teenage boy who's been hanging around at their concerts. He later gets Sam alone and reveals that he believes the rock star to be his father, conceived with his late mother after a concert. After the murder is thwarted, the boy meets the rest of the band and tells them why he's there. Another band member then subverts this when he reveals that the rock star got so drunk at the concert in question, he had to be taken to the hospital immediately afterward. Sam then tries to console the kid and says he would be glad to have him as a son. The other band member then looks at a picture of the mother and recognizes her as having had sex with the singer ''before'' the concert. Double subverted.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' did a weird variant on this where Lister ended up fathering a kid... who later turned out to be himself through AppliedPhlebotinum time travel. (Don't ask. It's ''Red Dwarf''. [[MST3KMantra What do you want, logic?]])
** This is likely based on Creator/RobertAHeinlein's famous StableTimeLoop story ''Literature/AllYouZombies'', about a time traveling [[spoiler:hermaphrodite]] who ends up being [[spoiler: his own father, mother, child, lover and the guy who convinced him to take up time travel in the first place.]] Time travel can be like that.
** There's another example of Luke, You Are My Father in the ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel ''Last Human'', with the character Michael [=McGruder=].
* In an episode of ''Series/TheRopers'', a 30 year old man tells Stanley that he is his son.
* In ''Series/SleepyHollow'' it is revealed that [[spoiler: Henry Parrish]] is actually [[spoiler: Ichabod and Katrina's son Jeremy, who was thought dead. He's also the Horseman of War, having been driven crazy spending 200 years [[AndIMustScream buried alive]] and then resurrected by Moloch. He is hell-bent on getting revenge on his parents for abandoning him, although Ichabod at least can't be blamed for that since he died before Jeremy's birth, and Katrina was banished to purgatory by the same coven of witches who later buried Jeremy alive.]]



* ''Series/RedDwarf'' did a weird variant on this where Lister ended up fathering a kid...who later turned out to be himself through AppliedPhlebotinum time travel. (Don't ask. It's ''Red Dwarf''. [[MST3KMantra What do you want, logic?]])
** This is likely based on Creator/RobertAHeinlein's famous StableTimeLoop story ''Literature/AllYouZombies'', about a time traveling [[spoiler:hermaphrodite]] who ends up being [[spoiler: his own father, mother, child, lover and the guy who convinced him to take up time travel in the first place.]] Time travel can be like that.
** There's another example of Luke, You Are My Father in the Literature/RedDwarf novel ''Last Human'', with the character Michael [=McGruder=].
* In Season 10 of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', Rossi discovers that he has an adult daughter by his second wife--as well as a son-in-law and a grandson--and welcomes her into his life, even helping her with one of her investigations.
* Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent: Bobby Goren has just discovered he has a nephew (son of his junkie brother Frank.) Bobby wants to parent the kid but the kid is currently missing and on the run from the cops. Bobby's family is [[DysfunctionJunction messed up.]]
** Bobby also learns that the man he *thought* was his father wasn't - his real father was a notorious serial rapist and killer.
* On ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', there is a situation which could be (but isn't) the source of this trope name. A girl shows up in Luke's diner saying she is doing a science fair project in genetics to find out who her father is by testing the three guys her mother dated around the time she was conceived. It turns out Luke is her father. This is used to derail the upcoming wedding. Lorelai's father semi-lampshades this when discussing insurance with them and warning about tricksters and grifters, saying "It's just that the ''timing'' is a little suspicious..."

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' did a weird variant on this where Lister ended up fathering a kid...who later turned out to be himself through AppliedPhlebotinum time travel. (Don't ask. It's ''Red Dwarf''. [[MST3KMantra What do you want, logic?]])
** This is likely based on Creator/RobertAHeinlein's famous StableTimeLoop story ''Literature/AllYouZombies'', about a time traveling [[spoiler:hermaphrodite]] who ends up being
''Series/{{Suspects}}'': In series five, [[spoiler: his own father, mother, child, lover and the guy who convinced him to take up time travel in the first place.]] Time travel can be like that.
** There's another example of Luke, You Are My Father in the Literature/RedDwarf novel ''Last Human'', with the character Michael [=McGruder=].
* In Season 10 of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', Rossi
Jack discovers that he has an adult his girlfriend from his teen years, while in prison, gave birth to his daughter. The ex and the daughter by his second wife--as well as a son-in-law and a grandson--and welcomes her into his life, even helping her with one of her investigations.
* Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent: Bobby Goren has just discovered he has a nephew (son of his junkie brother Frank.) Bobby wants to parent
are intricately involved in the kid but the kid is currently missing and on the run from the cops. Bobby's family is [[DysfunctionJunction messed up.crimes being investigated.]]
** Bobby also learns that the man he *thought* was * ''Series/{{Tyrant}}'': Jamal finds out from his father wasn't - his real father was a notorious serial rapist and killer.
* On ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', there is a situation which could be (but isn't) the source of this trope name. A girl shows up in Luke's diner saying she is doing a science fair project in genetics to find out who her father is by testing the three guys her
mother dated around that he has a now-grown son, a decorated officer named Rami Said, from a short-lived relationship he had with a woman from the time she was conceived. It turns out Luke is Rashid clan. His wife at first refuses to allow her father. This is used to derail husband's bastard into the upcoming wedding. Lorelai's father semi-lampshades this palace, but later relents when discussing insurance with them and warning about tricksters and grifters, saying "It's just she realizes that they need him to run Abbudin's military and perhaps save their regime from the ''timing'' is a little suspicious..."Army of the Caliphate.



* ''Series/{{Beverly Hills 90210}}'': Gina was introduced in the later seasons as Donna's wrong-side-of-the-tracks cousin related through her mother's sister. With the help of some nifty software that included every single birth certificate ever made, Donna discovered [[spoiler: Gina and Donna share the same father, making them half-sisters raised in separate homes]].
* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'': Liam "Kincaid" is the ChildByRape of Agents Sandoval and Beckett by Ha'Gel. He knows this, but his mother was mind-wiped to prevent her from exposing the Resistance. Beckett only finds out when she's dying from a [=CVI=] breakdown. It's a good question as to whether or not Sandoval figured it out.



* ''Series/HomeAndAway'' added an extra twist: John Palmer has a daughter named Shandi, but the Shandi he met was an impostor. Eventually, the real Shandi had to show up.
* At the end of the second series of ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', Merlin meets his long-lost father, Balinor, for the first time. Balinor had no idea he had a son.
** Morgana says this sort of thing to Uther at the end of the third season, though he already knew. It was a Luke, You Are My Brother for Arthur, though.
* In the French series ''Les Bleus, Premiers Pas dans la Police'', rookie detective Laura Maurier is the daughter that police chief Santamaria never knew he had, and she eventually tells him so.
* In the revival of ''Series/DoctorWho'', in the sixth series episode "A Good Man Goes To War," [[spoiler:River Song tells Amy and Rory that she is their daughter Melody Pond. She tells them this after her newborn self is kidnapped.]]
** There's also Rose going back to when she was a baby and saving her father. She has to [[IncestIsRelative fend off some flirting from him right at the start]], but he eventually figures it out more or less on his own. Later, after overhearing that the nineteen-year-old Rose is Pete's daughter but missing the "from the future" part, her mother is understandably {{squick}}ed by the appearance that her husband a) fathered a child when he was about twelve and b) gave her the same name as the baby they currently have together.
** Then Rose crosses over into a parallel universe where Pete's alive but never fathered a child with Jackie, and we go through it all ''again'', this time with Pete having to come to terms with the fact that he has a daughter in a parallel universe with the same name as his ''dog''. Given that he just lost his wife and still has a lot world saving to do he elects to ''not'' to deal with it and runs away from Rose when she tells him.
* In ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', Virginia reveals to [[spoiler:the Evil Queen that she's her long-lost mother. However, because Christine has been trapped in another world for years and has an untreated mental illness, she initially doesn't believe that Virginia is telling the truth.]]
* In one episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', a young man appears at the Banks' doorstep and introduces himself as Geoffrey's son. Apparently Geoffrey's ex-wife had given birth to him after their divorce and didn't bother to inform Geoffrey.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheRopers'', a 30 year old man tells Stanley that he is his son.
* The protagonist of ''Series/LifeUnexpected'' is a 16 year old girl that was never succesfuly adopted that seeks emancipation and reunites her birth parents who a judge makes them their legal wards after deeming she is unfit to be emancipated, her father thought she had been aborted and when he was told in the first episode he had a daughter it was an instance of this, the girl's father is just a friend of the girl's mother as she has a fiance of her own.
* ''Series/{{CSI Miami}}'', Horatio and his son.
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', meanwhile, has a variation with Mac finding out he has a stepson. His late wife gave birth as a teenager and gave the boy up for adoption. He came looking for her later, and though Mac had to tell him she had died, he still eventually formed a friendship with the kid.
* In the mini-series ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] version occurs. [[spoiler: Virginia has to tell the Evil Queen that she is her daughter. The Queen has no memory of her daughter but slowly begins to remember bits and pieces of the past. Including that she [[OffingTheOffspring once tried to drown Virginia in a bathtub]] before she found the portal to the Nine Kingdoms.]]
* Emma Swan from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' gets this from both ends. On her twenty-eighth birthday, as she blows out [[OnePersonBirthdayParty the candle on her cupcake]], she wishes she wasn't alone. Seconds later, she gets a knock on the door and finds the son she gave up for adoption when he was born ten years ago. He convinces her to follow him back to his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine, a small town populated entirely by fairy tale characters who have been cursed to forget their own identities. Among them, Emma finds her parents, Snow White and Prince Charming, neither of whom remember ever having a child. Because time flows differently there, they don't look any older than Emma, so she'll have to find a way to restore their memories before explaining the truth.
* In Series 4 Episode 5 of ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', Finn tracks down several men with whom his mother Mary was intimate around the time of his conception to determine which of them is his biological father. To Finn's embarrassment, most of the men rule themselves out by claiming to have only engaged in sexual activity with Mary that was unlikely to result in a child.
* In a rare female version, Series/AllyMcBeal opens her door once to find a young girl there who said that Ally was her mother. Seems Ally had once donated an egg for research, and due to a mishap, this girl is her biological daughter.
* In ''Series/GeneralHospital'', after seeing Bobby bond with her baby son Michael, Carly blurts out that they're mother and daughter. Considering Carly had single-handedly ruined Bobby's life--such as stealing her husband and suing her for custody of Lucus on the anniversary of BJ's death just to name a few things--Bobby is ''less'' than pleased with this news.
* In ''Series/SleepyHollow'' it is revealed that [[spoiler: Henry Parrish]] is actually [[spoiler: Ichabod and Katrina's son Jeremy, who was thought dead. He's also the Horseman of War, having been driven crazy spending 200 years [[AndIMustScream buried alive]] and then resurrected by Moloch. He is hell-bent on getting revenge on his parents for abandoning him, although Ichabod at least can't be blamed for that since he died before Jeremy's birth, and Katrina was banished to purgatory by the same coven of witches who later buried Jeremy alive.]]
* In ''Series/{{Believe}}'', the audience learns [[spoiler: Tate is Bo's father]] at the end of the very first episode-''they'' don't until the seventh, however.
* One ''Series/QuantumLeap'' has Sam leap into a rock star who's about to be murdered. One of the possible suspects is a teenage boy who's been hanging around at their concerts. He later gets Sam alone and reveals that he believes the rock star to be his father, conceived with his late mother after a concert. After the murder is thwarted, the boy meets the rest of the band and tells them why he's there. Another band member then subverts this when he reveals that the rock star got so drunk at the concert in question, he had to be taken to the hospital immediately afterward. Sam then tries to console the kid and says he would be glad to have him as a son. The other band member then looks at a picture of the mother and recognizes her as having had sex with the singer ''before'' the concert. Double subverted.
* ''Series/{{Tyrant}}'': Jamal finds out from his mother that he has a now-grown son, a decorated officer named Rami Said, from a short-lived relationship he had with a woman from the Rashid clan. His wife at first refuses to allow her husband's bastard into the palace, but later relents when she realizes that they need him to run Abbudin's military and perhaps save their regime from the Army of the Caliphate.
* ''Series/{{Suspects}}'': In series five, [[spoiler: Jack discovers his girlfriend from his teen years, while in prison, gave birth to his daughter. The ex and the daughter are intricately involved in the crimes being investigated.]]
28th Apr '17 7:41:26 PM kataangluvr
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* In ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', Virginia reveals to [[spoiler:the Evil Queen that she's her long-lost mother. However, because Christine has been trapped in another world for years and has an untreated mental illness, she initially doesn't believe that Virginia is telling the truth.]]
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Subverted. [[spoiler:Peter Maximoff ''knows'' by now that he's the son of Magneto, and he was about to tell the latter in a scene during the climax, but at the last second, he did not do it.]]

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''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Subverted. [[spoiler:Peter Maximoff ''knows'' by now that he's the son of Magneto, and he was about to tell the latter in a scene during the climax, but at the last second, he did not do it.]] ]]
** ''Film/{{Logan}}'': Laura herself doesn't tell Logan he's her father, but Charles announces it after they escape the Reavers. Gabriela confirms it when he watches the video she left him in the event of her death, and just to be sure, it's clearly noted in her medical file that his DNA was used as donor material.
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** {{Averted}} by [[spoiler:[[CoolOldGuy August]] of the Spriggan Twelve, the biological son of ''[[BigBad Zeref]]''. While he knew Zeref was his father almost from since he was a little boy, he never told him throughout all the years he spent as a member of the Alvarez Empire, and was simply content with ruling alongside him as a comrade. Considering Zeref's [[{{Understatement}} complicated]] relationship with his lover Mavis Vermillion and brother Natsu Dragneel (August's mother and uncle respectively), this was likely a smart move on his part]].
13th Jan '17 8:38:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Brandon Sanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'', Vin identifies her long-lost father, since her brother had pointed him out to her. The father didn't know she existed until she pointed him out to his boss.

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* In Brandon Sanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'', ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'', Vin identifies her long-lost father, since her brother had pointed him out to her. The father didn't know she existed until she pointed him out to his boss.
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