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2nd May '16 4:07:36 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The Pine twins' summer caretaker is their great uncle, Stanley Pines (aka, "Grunkle Stan"). Dipper and Mabel's parents around and are sometimes mentioned, but as Dipper explained in a voiceover in the pilot episode, their parents sent them to stay with Grunkle Stan for the summer so they could get some "fresh air."
** Stan's more like a surrogate grandfather to Dipper and Mabel than anything else, so in this case, would it technically "''Great''-nephewism"?

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The Pine twins' summer caretaker is their great uncle, Stanley Pines (aka, "Grunkle Stan"). Dipper and Mabel's parents around and are sometimes mentioned, but as Dipper explained in a voiceover in the pilot episode, their parents sent them to stay with Grunkle Stan for the summer so they could get some "fresh air."
** Stan's more like a surrogate grandfather to Dipper and Mabel than anything else, so in this case, would it technically "''Great''-nephewism"?
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31st Mar '16 4:32:01 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/JohnnyBelinda'', Belinda was raised by her uncle after her mother [[DeathByChildbirth died in childbed]].
26th Mar '16 1:44:23 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Series/ShiningTimeStation has a lot of its adult protagonists matching this trope: Stacy Jones is aunt to Matt and Dan, Schemer is uncle to Schemee, and Billy Twofeathers is uncle to Kit.
** JB King is also uncle to his bullying nephew Buster in the episode "Bully for Mr. Conductor".
** Ginny Johnson mentions her nephew and his wife in the episode "Billy's Thanksgiving".

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* Series/ShiningTimeStation ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' has a lot of its adult protagonists matching this trope: Stacy Jones is aunt to Matt and Dan, Schemer is uncle to Schemee, and Billy Twofeathers is uncle to Kit.
** JB King is also uncle to his bullying nephew Buster in the episode episode, "Bully for Mr. Conductor".
** Ginny Johnson mentions her nephew and his wife in the episode "Billy's Thanksgiving".episode, "[[ThanksgivingEpisode Billy's Party]]".
17th Feb '16 6:49:34 AM Julia1984
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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 him leaving Scotland for America at age 13, spending his teenage years being employed and trained by his own uncle!

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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]]'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' all depict him Scrooge leaving Scotland for America at age 13, spending his teenage years being employed raised, employed, and trained by his own uncle!
17th Feb '16 6:48:44 AM Julia1984
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* The [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Duck family]]: Scrooge [=McDuck=] is uncle to DonaldDuck, who is uncle to Huey, Dewey & Louie. Not a parent among 'em. Scrooge's sister Hortense and husband Quackmore Duck are eventually revealed to be the parents of Donald and Della Duck, the mother of Huey Dewey and Louie. They were first depicted long after the other characters were, and, in any case, are obscure enough to have made no appearances outside of Disney Comics.
** 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 Goofy 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. Yes, it's a trend, Disney prefers nephews to children.
** 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.

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* The [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Duck family]]: Scrooge [=McDuck=] is uncle to DonaldDuck, who is uncle to Huey, Dewey Dewey, & Louie. Not a parent among 'em. Scrooge's sister Hortense and husband Quackmore Duck are eventually revealed to be the parents of Donald and Della Duck, the mother of Huey Dewey Huey, Dewey, and Louie. They were first depicted long after the other characters were, and, in any case, are obscure enough to have made no appearances outside of Disney Comics.
** 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 Goofy 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. Yes, it's a trend, Disney prefers nephews to children.
** 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.
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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. 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 him leaving Scotland for America at age 13, spending his teenage years being 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.
10th Feb '16 12:30:11 PM WildeOscar
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** It gets more complicated. Scrooge is also Donald's uncle.
10th Feb '16 12:28:40 PM WildeOscar
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*** Some fans have speculated that Blueblood is actually Luna's son.
9th Jan '16 5:42:09 PM jewishenjolras
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* In ''RhymesForYoungGhouls'', Aila is raised by her uncle Burner since her mother committed suicide and her father was imprisoned.
28th Dec '15 9:55:50 PM BatmanKalEl
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* ''WesternAnimation/Duckman'' has Ajax, Charles, and Mambo's Aunt Bernice [[spoiler:and later, their Aunt Beverly]] stay with the family as a maternal figure.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Duckman'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' has Ajax, Charles, and Mambo's Aunt Bernice [[spoiler:and later, their Aunt Beverly]] stay with the family as a maternal figure.
22nd Dec '15 8:51:13 AM Cali
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* "WesternAnimation/Duckman" has Ajax, Charles, and Mambo's Aunt Bernice [[spoiler : and later, their Aunt Beverly]] stay with the family as a maternal figure.

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* "WesternAnimation/Duckman" *''WesternAnimation/Duckman'' has Ajax, Charles, and Mambo's Aunt Bernice [[spoiler : and [[spoiler:and later, their Aunt Beverly]] stay with the family as a maternal figure.
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