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20th May '17 10:03:04 PM bfunc
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* The relationships in ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' are ''seriously'' convoluted, but pretty much all count as Nephewism (John's "Dad" is actually biologically his half-brother, Dave's "Bro" is biologically his father, and Jade's "Grandpa" is biologically her father). The only one of the B1 kids whose biological relationship to their guardian is accurately described from the start is Rose (though even there shenanigans are involved).

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* The relationships in ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' are ''seriously'' convoluted, but pretty much all count as Nephewism (John's "Dad" is actually biologically his half-brother, Dave's "Bro" is biologically his father, and Jade's "Grandpa" is biologically her father). The only one of the B1 kids whose biological relationship to their guardian is accurately described from the start is Rose (though even there shenanigans are involved).
20th May '17 10:02:14 PM bfunc
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* The relationships in ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' are ''seriously'' convoluted, but pretty much all count as Nephewism (John's "Dad" is actually biologically his half-brother, Dave's "Bro" is biologically his father, and Jade's "Grandpa" is biologically her father). The only one of the B1 kids whose biological relationship to their guardian is accurately described from the start is Rose (though even there shenanigans are involved).



* The relationships in ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' are ''seriously'' convoluted, but pretty much all count as Nephewism (John's "Dad" is actually biologically his half-brother, Dave's "Bro" is biologically his father, and Jade's "Grandpa" is biologically her father). The only one of the B1 kids whose biological relationship to their guardian is accurately described from the start is Rose (though even there shenanigans are involved).

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* The relationships in ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' are ''seriously'' convoluted, but pretty much all count as Nephewism (John's "Dad" is actually biologically his half-brother, Dave's "Bro" is biologically his father, and Jade's "Grandpa" is biologically her father). The only one of the B1 kids whose biological relationship to their guardian is accurately described from the start is Rose (though even there shenanigans are involved).
20th May '17 10:01:27 PM bfunc
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* The relationships in ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' are ''seriously'' convoluted, but pretty much all count as Nephewism (John's "Dad" is actually biologically his half-brother, Dave's "Bro" is biologically his father, and Jade's "Grandpa" is biologically her father). The only one of the B1 kids whose biological relationship to their guardian is accurately described from the start is Rose (though even there shenanigans are involved).
20th May '17 9:40:24 PM bfunc
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* Bilbo Baggins in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' adopted his "nephew" Frodo (actually his first cousin once removed) at age 21. They used the terms "uncle" and "nephew" due to their 70-year age difference. Prior to this Frodo had been living with various other relatives; justified in that almost all Hobbits seem to be rather closely related.

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* Bilbo Baggins in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' adopted his "nephew" Frodo (actually his first cousin once removed) at age 21. 21 (by our standards this may seem a bit long in the tooth for adoption, but hobbits don't "come of age" until 33). They used the terms "uncle" and "nephew" due to their 70-year 78-year age difference. Prior to this Frodo had been living with various other relatives; justified in that almost all Hobbits seem are fascinated by genealogy and tend to be rather closely related.large families (Bilbo and Frodo are somewhat unusual in that each of them is an only child). This means they have ''lots'' of relatives and know ''exactly'' how they're related to each of them; it's pointed out in the story itself (by yet another relative) that Frodo is Bilbo's "first ''and'' second cousin, once removed either way".
20th May '17 9:14:42 PM bfunc
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* Inverted by ''LittleDot'', who had such a severe case of Aunt/Uncleism that there was a long-running comic series ''dedicated'' to them.

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* Inverted by ''LittleDot'', who had such a severe case of Aunt/Uncleism that there was a long-running comic series ''dedicated'' to them. (Dot lived with her parents, she just had a ''lot'' of uncles and aunts, most of whom had an eccentricity of their own mirroring Dot's obsession with dots.)
14th May '17 2:54:23 PM DanielCarrero
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** In the Brazilian comics, Fethry Duck (Peninha, Portuguese for "small feather") has his nephew Dugan Duck (Biquinho, Portuguese for "small beak") and José Carioca has two nephews: Zico and Zeca.
1st May '17 12:07:59 PM Pfff133
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** Huey, Dewey, and Louie are a particularly odd case in that, in their first appearance in 1938, they ''did'' have a mother, Dumbella, who was Donald's sister, and they were explicitly just visiting. They never left, and by 1942 Donald was shown onscreen listing them as dependents on his tax forms. Some German Donald Duck fans have even up with a theory that in Duckburg it is simply the done thing to have children raised by their uncles (or aunts) instead of their parents, and coined the technical term ''Veronkelung'' ("uncling") for it. It certainly [[ItRunsInTheFamily runs in the family]] -- although Scrooge's parents didn't die until he was an adult, Carl Barks, Keno Don Rosa, and ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' all depict Scrooge leaving Scotland for America at age 13, spending his teenage years being raised, employed, and trained by his own uncle!
** It's a trend -- Disney prefers nephews to children. MickeyMouse also has two nephews, Morty and Ferdy. Daisy Duck meanwhile has three nieces, named April, May, and June. {{Goofy}} has an InsufferableGenius nephew in the comics named Gilbert, although he is also the only actual parent; he has a son named Max. In the comics, Gyro Gearloose and Donald's cousin Fethry Duck also have nephews.

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** Huey, Dewey, and Louie are a particularly odd case in that, in their first appearance in 1938, they ''did'' have a mother, Dumbella, who was Donald's sister, their parents were mentioned and they were explicitly just visiting. They never left, and by 1942 Donald was shown onscreen listing them as dependents on his tax forms. Some German Donald Duck fans have even up with a theory that in Duckburg it is simply the done thing to have children raised by their uncles (or aunts) instead of their parents, and coined the technical term ''Veronkelung'' ("uncling") for it. It certainly [[ItRunsInTheFamily runs in the family]] -- although Scrooge's parents didn't die until he was an adult, Carl Barks, Keno Don Rosa, and ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' all depict Scrooge leaving Scotland for America at age 13, spending his teenage years being raised, employed, and trained by his own uncle!
** It's a trend -- Disney prefers nephews niblings to children. MickeyMouse also has two nephews, Morty and Ferdy.Ferdie, Minnie has two nieces, Millie and Melody, and even Pete has two nephews, Pierino and Pieretto. Daisy Duck meanwhile has three nieces, named April, May, and June. {{Goofy}} has an InsufferableGenius nephew in the comics named Gilbert, although he is also the only actual parent; he has a son named Max. Gilbert. In the comics, Gyro Gearloose Gearloose, Gladstone Gander, and Donald's cousin Fethry Duck also have a nephew each. The Beagle Boys have both a set of three nephews and three nieces, while the Phantom Blot has only three nephews.
23rd Mar '17 4:24:40 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Late in the show's run, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Jon Snow, supposedly the bastard son of Lord Eddard Stark, is actually the trueborn son of Eddard's late sister with ''the Crown Prince'']]. The Newphewism was kept secret to protect the child from their family's enemies.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Late in the show's run, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Jon Snow, supposedly the bastard son of Lord Eddard Stark, Stark and raised by Eddard, is actually the trueborn son of Eddard's late sister with ''the Crown Prince'']]. The Newphewism was kept secret to protect the child from their family's enemies.
1st Mar '17 7:06:20 PM HeroicJay
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* This is the cover story that Lyla, Nixie, Sirena, Mimmi and Ondina all use in ''Series/MakoMermaidsAnH2OAdventure'': they're staying with their beloved Aunt Rita for an undisclosed period of time. [[InvokedTrope It's a complete fabrication]]; they're only related to Rita in that they're all from the same mermaid pod (and even then, Mimmi was actually born into a different pod), but the younger mermaids needed ''some'' excuse to be in town, and daughters of the local high school principal suddenly showing up would have been too implausible.
13th Jan '17 12:51:00 AM Luppercus
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* ''Film/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' has the little ghost living with his trio of disruptive ghost uncles (albeit the prequel explains that they are not really his biological uncles but ghosts than end on his care for magical reasons).

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* ''Film/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' has the little ghost living with his trio of disruptive ghost uncles (albeit the prequel explains that they are not really his biological uncles but ghosts than that end on his care for magical reasons).
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