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19th Aug '16 2:46:47 AM HenningMakholm
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*** In "The Ticket Master," Rarity explicitly states that she hopes to meet Celestia's nephew, Prince Blueblood, at the Grand Galloping Gala. It does leave open the great-great-great... possibility, but sets them more solidly as relatives.

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*** In "The Ticket Master," Rarity explicitly states that she hopes to meet Celestia's nephew, Prince Blueblood, nephew at the Grand Galloping Gala. It does leave open the great-great-great... possibility, but sets them more solidly as relatives.
5th Aug '16 10:33:27 AM LadyNorbert
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* In the second arc of the Fanfic/ElementalChessTrilogy, Roy and Riza are very startled to learn that one of their men [[spoiler:is the first cousin once removed of their late friend Maes Hughes. He grew up calling him "Uncle Maes," making him more of an HonoraryUncle, but it still fits.]]



* Jess is Luke's nephew on ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. His mother's inability and desire to deal with him is the reason he was sent to Stars Hollow in the first place. His mother Liz does eventually show up in town, but it's quite obvious that he'd rather to keep their relationship at a distance. In fact, he states to Luke that the only reason he even showed up for her most recent wedding was for Luke's sake.
* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''. There were five regular Duke cousins (three originals, two temporary replacements). None of them were siblings. All of them mentioned being raised by "Uncle Jesse" with no sign of any of their parents around. What happened to Jesse's 5 brothers and/or their wives?

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* Jess is Luke's nephew on ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. His mother's inability and desire unwillingness to deal with him is the reason he was sent to Stars Hollow in the first place. His mother Liz does eventually show up in town, but it's quite obvious that he'd rather to keep their relationship at a distance. In fact, he states to Luke that the only reason he even showed up for her most recent wedding was for Luke's sake.
* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''. There were five regular Duke cousins (three originals, two temporary replacements). None of them were siblings. All of them mentioned being raised by "Uncle Jesse" with no sign of any of their parents around. What happened to Jesse's 5 five brothers and/or their wives?



* Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir, of course. He has a DisappearedDad while his mom is alive and well in Philadelphia (and comes to visit occasionally); she just sent him to his aunt and uncle to keep him off the streets and out of trouble. His dad did show up, for one of the most emotional episodes of the series. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cwe6QJdru8 Here's the climax]].

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* Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir, of course. He has a DisappearedDad DisappearedDad, while his mom is alive and well in Philadelphia (and comes to visit occasionally); she just sent him to his aunt and uncle to keep him off the streets and out of trouble. His dad did show up, for one of the most emotional episodes of the series. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cwe6QJdru8 Here's the climax]].



* Many ''PoliceProcedural'' episodes in which children's parents wind up murdered or jailed end with the tearful child being placed in the custody of an aunt or uncle.

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* Many ''PoliceProcedural'' PoliceProcedural episodes in which children's parents wind up murdered or jailed end with the tearful child being placed in the custody of an aunt or uncle.



* Robin the Frog in ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', nephew of Kermit the Frog. Robin's father was referenced once on the show[[note]]Robin wanted to sing "They Call the Wind Maria", but Kermit was wanting him to sing "I'm Five"; when Robin refused, Kermit said "forget it", and Robin threatened to get an agent and a lawyer; Kermit trumped this by threatening to get his father[[/note]]; additionally, one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' (in which he appears as a tadpole) established that his mother is Kermit's older sister. So he has parents, somewhere, but they're never seen.
* Andy and Randy Pig, nephews of Miss Piggy in ''Series/MuppetsTonight''.
* Gobo's Uncle Travelling Matt in ''Series/FraggleRock'' -- the only family relationship established between ''any'' Fraggles.
* In LazyTown Stephanie's is staying with her uncle Milford Meanswell (who is a puppet while Stephanie is a live actress oddly enough) for the summer. Her parents are never seen, and she seems to have moved in permanently as she has had many episodes taking place during non-summer seasons.

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* Robin the Frog in ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' is the nephew of Kermit the Frog. Robin's father was referenced only once on the show[[note]]Robin wanted to sing "They Call the Wind Maria", Maria," but Kermit was wanting him to sing "I'm Five"; when Robin refused, Kermit said "forget it", and Robin threatened to get an agent and a lawyer; Kermit trumped this by threatening to get his father[[/note]]; additionally, one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' (in which he appears as a tadpole) established that his mother is Kermit's older sister. So he has parents, somewhere, but they're never seen.
* Andy and Randy Pig, nephews of Miss Piggy Piggy, in ''Series/MuppetsTonight''.
* Gobo's Gobo hears regularly from Uncle Travelling Matt in ''Series/FraggleRock'' -- ''Series/FraggleRock.'' Theirs is the only family relationship established between ''any'' Fraggles.
* In LazyTown ''Series/LazyTown'', Stephanie's is staying with her uncle Milford Meanswell (who is a puppet while Stephanie is a live actress actress, oddly enough) for the summer. Her parents are never seen, and she seems to have moved in permanently as she has had many episodes taking place during non-summer seasons.



* In the stage musical ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' (and the 1967 film adaptation), J.B. Biggley, the president of the World Wide Wicket ("WWW") Company, employs his nephew, Bud Frump, in the mailroom of the company. This is where the protagonist, J. Pierrepont Finch, is sent to work. Frump uses his relationship to Biggley as license to bully the others in the mailroom. [[spoiler:This is especially true regarding his treatment of Finch, whom he quickly realizes is a real go-getter whose drive for success may trump his nephewism]]. Just prior to the end of the play, [[spoiler:when WWW's chairman of the board, Wally Womper, threatens to fire everybody in the company -- including (''especially'') Biggley and Frump --]] Finch sings the show-stopper song "Brotherhood of Man" in an effort to change Womper's mind. (In the lead-in to the song, Finch tells Womper "we're all brothers," to which Biggley adds "some of us are uncles.") [[spoiler:Womper relents and retains everybody ''except Frump'', who vows revenge.]]
* A common trope in Shakespeare, especially in ''RomeoAndJuliet'' where family ties draw the line between the two opposing camps. To whit: Tybalt is Lady Capulet's nephew (specifically her brother's child) and Lord Montegue addresses Benvolio the same way. Both are implied to have grown up alongside their respective protagonist (Juliet and Romeo, respectively).

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* In the stage musical ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' (and the 1967 film adaptation), J.B. Biggley, the president of the World Wide Wicket ("WWW") Company, employs his nephew, Bud Frump, in the mailroom of the company. This is where the protagonist, J. Pierrepont Finch, is sent to work. Frump uses his relationship to Biggley as license to bully the others in the mailroom. [[spoiler:This is especially true regarding his treatment of Finch, whom he quickly realizes is a real go-getter whose drive for success may trump his nephewism]]. nephewism.]] Just prior to the end of the play, [[spoiler:when WWW's chairman of the board, Wally Womper, threatens to fire everybody in the company -- including (''especially'') Biggley and Frump --]] Finch sings the show-stopper song "Brotherhood of Man" in an effort to change Womper's mind. (In the lead-in to the song, Finch tells Womper "we're all brothers," to which Biggley adds "some of us are uncles.") [[spoiler:Womper relents and retains everybody ''except Frump'', who vows revenge.]]
* A common trope in Shakespeare, especially in ''RomeoAndJuliet'' where family ties draw the line between the two opposing camps. To whit: Tybalt is Lady Capulet's nephew (specifically her brother's child) and Lord Montegue Montague addresses Benvolio the same way. Both are implied to have grown up alongside their respective protagonist (Juliet and Romeo, respectively).



** [[ThePaladin Cassandra]] [[ReligiousBruiser Pentaghast]] was raised by her father's brother Vestalus after her parents were executed due of taking the wrong side in the second attempt to overthrow King Markus Pentaghast. She and her older brother Anthony were supposed to be executed as well but were spared due of their good behavior and they were both children back then.

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** [[ThePaladin Cassandra]] [[ReligiousBruiser Pentaghast]] was raised by her father's brother Vestalus after her parents were executed due of for taking the wrong side in the second attempt to overthrow King Markus Pentaghast. She and her older brother Anthony were supposed to be executed as well but were spared due of their good behavior and owing to the fact that they were both children back then.children, and had nothing to do with the situation.



** [[{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]] is also being raised by his "[[MuggleFosterParents Uncle Dudley]]", though WordOfGod says that he's really just an HonoraryUncle. For that matter, we could throw in Red Arrow and Guardian, who only think they're nephew and uncle: they're actually [[spoiler:both clones of the original Roy Harper]].

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** [[{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]] is also being raised by his "[[MuggleFosterParents Uncle Dudley]]", Dudley]]," though WordOfGod says that he's really just an HonoraryUncle. For that matter, we could throw in Red Arrow and Guardian, who only think they're nephew and uncle: they're actually [[spoiler:both clones of the original Roy Harper]].



** In ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland'', the pretext for getting the Care-a-Lot crew involved with the plot is that Swift Heart Rabbit is the niece of Wonderland's White Rabbit.



** In Blueblood's case, most fans claimed that he is indeed a nephew of either Celestia or Luna, but he's so far descended from them that it's easier to just forget all the "great-great-great..." and just call him "nephew". As of "Hearth's Warming Eve" and the revelation that there was a unicorn kingdom in place that preceded Celestia and Luna's rule, it's possible that he's simply a prince because he's a descendant of that line, which isn't related to Celestia and Luna at all.
*** In The Ticket Master, Rarity explicitly states that she hopes to meet Celestia's nephew, Prince Blueblood, at the Grand Galloping Gala. It does leave open the great-great-great... possibility, but sets them more solidly as relatives.

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** In Blueblood's case, most fans claimed that he is indeed a nephew of either Celestia or Luna, but he's so far descended from them that it's easier to just forget all the "great-great-great..." and just call him "nephew". As of "Hearth's Warming Eve" and the revelation that there was a unicorn kingdom in place that preceded Celestia and Luna's rule, it's possible that he's simply a prince because he's a descendant of that ''that'' line, which isn't related to Celestia and Luna at all.
*** In The "The Ticket Master, Master," Rarity explicitly states that she hopes to meet Celestia's nephew, Prince Blueblood, at the Grand Galloping Gala. It does leave open the great-great-great... possibility, but sets them more solidly as relatives.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The Pine twins' summer caretaker is their great uncle, Stanley Pines (aka, "Grunkle Stan"). Dipper and Mabel's parents 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."
* Huey, Dewey and Louie more or less created this trope. In the cartoons, when they're not living with their [[WesternAnimation/QuackPack Uncle Donald]] they're living with their [[WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}} Great-Uncle Scrooge]].
** It gets more complicated. Scrooge is also Donald's uncle.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The Pine twins' summer caretaker is their great uncle, great-uncle, Stanley Pines (aka, (aka "Grunkle Stan"). Dipper and Mabel's parents are sometimes mentioned, but as Dipper explained explains 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."
* Huey, Dewey and Louie more or less created this trope. In the cartoons, when they're not living with their [[WesternAnimation/QuackPack Uncle Donald]] Donald]], they're living with their [[WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}} Great-Uncle Scrooge]].
** It gets more complicated. Scrooge is also Donald's uncle.uncle, so he's experienced nephewism at least twice over.
** The old Donald Duck short which first introduced the triplets explained that they are the sons of Donald's sister. She has never appeared in any Disney media, and has never even been mentioned outside of that short.
* Early Disney shorts and media assigned a pair of nephews to MickeyMouse. Morty and Ferdy's parents are never mentioned. They appear in some children's books, but otherwise nowadays seem to have vanished from existence.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' cartoon plays with this trope by inflicting nephewism on Lydia's parents. Thing is, they don't actually ''have'' a nephew - it's Beetlejuice, pretending to be Lydia's "cousin B.J." so he can be part of family events. Charles and Delia both seem kind of confused by this, but never actually question the matter; they apparently each assume that B.J. is the other's nephew.



* Many medieval [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Popes]] had 'nephews' that they were close to. The thing was, as often as not, said 'nephews' were the pope's unrecognized illegitimate children. Innocent VIII was the first to actually recognize his bastard children. This is where the term ''{{nepotism}}'' comes from, since Popes frequently appointed their nephews (both actual nephews and "nephews") to high-ranking Church positions, even when said nephews were clearly unqualified, and ''nepos'' is Latin for "nephew".
* Most real life custody arrangements do have either grandparents or aunts/uncles assuming custody if the parents die, followed in likelihood by unrelated godparents, whose express purpose is to raise the godchild in the event of the death or incapacitation of the child's parents.

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* Many medieval [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Popes]] had 'nephews' that to whom they were close to.close. The thing was, as often as not, said 'nephews' were the pope's unrecognized illegitimate children. Innocent VIII was the first to actually recognize his bastard children. This is where the term ''{{nepotism}}'' comes from, since Popes frequently appointed their nephews (both actual nephews and "nephews") to high-ranking Church positions, even when said nephews were clearly unqualified, and ''nepos'' is Latin for "nephew".
* Most real life custody arrangements do have either grandparents or aunts/uncles assuming custody if the parents die, followed in likelihood by unrelated godparents, whose express purpose is to raise the godchild in the event of the death or incapacitation incapacity of the child's parents.
8th Jul '16 8:28:25 PM missmoon
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* Jess on ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. His mother's inability to deal with him is the reason he was sent to live with Luke in Stars Hollow in the first place. She does eventually show up in town

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* Jess is Luke's nephew on ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. His mother's inability and desire to deal with him is the reason he was sent to live with Luke in Stars Hollow in the first place. She His mother Liz does eventually show up in towntown, but it's quite obvious that he'd rather to keep their relationship at a distance. In fact, he states to Luke that the only reason he even showed up for her most recent wedding was for Luke's sake.
30th Jun '16 2:27:57 AM Bronzethumb
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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]]. The Newphewism was kept secret to protect the child from their family's enemies.
23rd Jun '16 5:30:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects King Leonardo]] has his twin nephews, Duke and Earl.

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* [[KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects ''WesternAnimation/KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects'': King Leonardo]] Leonardo has his twin nephews, Duke and Earl.



* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Princess Cadance and Prince Blueblood]] are apparently Princesses Celestia and Luna's niece and nephew, respectively. How this works out, since Celestia and Luna are both [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld well over 1,000 years old]], is never explained.

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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Princess Cadance and Prince Blueblood]] Blueblood are apparently Princesses Celestia and Luna's niece and nephew, respectively. How this works out, since Celestia and Luna are both [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld well over 1,000 years old]], is never explained.
13th Jun '16 8:23:07 PM SteamedPotatoes
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** [[ThePaladin Cassandra]] [[ReligiousBruiser Pentaghast]] was raised by her father's brother Vestalus after her parents were executed due of taking the wrong side in the second attempt to overthrow King Markus Pentaghast. She and her older brother Anthony were supposed to be executed as well but were spared due of their good behavior and they were both children back then.
7th Jun '16 3:46:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[ChroniclesOfNarnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader]]'', Edmund and Lucy are left to live with their aunt, uncle, and cousin Eustace while their parents and elder siblings are traveling.

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* In ''[[ChroniclesOfNarnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader]]'', ''Literature/VoyageOfTheDawnTreader'', Edmund and Lucy are left to live with their aunt, uncle, and cousin Eustace while their parents and elder siblings are traveling.



* In ParisInTheTwentiethCentury, Michel lives with his aunt, his father's sister. So he is trapped with Monsieur Boutardin, who considers him a shame for his artistic qualities, like his father.

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* In ParisInTheTwentiethCentury, ''Literature/ParisInTheTwentiethCentury'', Michel lives with his aunt, his father's sister. So he is trapped with Monsieur Boutardin, who considers him a shame for his artistic qualities, like his father.
11th May '16 6:10:04 AM Mooncalf
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* Parodied in ''Svenska Serier'' (a Swedish comic anthology from the 80's and 90's) with Sven, an employed comic character whose schtick was that his employers/creators were constantly trying to make him more popular and marketable with anything they could think up. During a brief ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''-themed story trying to use sex, violence and sci-fi to boost ratings, it was revealed that Sven literally had no genitals, only a metal seal with a tag labeled "prepared for nephews". (And later the same seal was broken through unspecified means, and three nephews started living in his house. None of which he even knew, since he didn't even have any siblings or family.)
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]].
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