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16th Feb '17 6:40:35 PM WillBGood
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-->'''Homer''': When I put on these shorts, I'm not your father anymore, and judging by how tight they are, I'm never going to be anyone else's either.

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-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer''': When I put on these shorts, I'm not your father anymore, and judging by how tight they are, I'm never going to be anyone else's either.
16th Feb '17 6:40:25 PM WillBGood
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-->'''Homer:''' Now, just because I'm his father, he will get no special treatment. He calls me coach just like everyone else. Which he'll be doing, as our new starting quarterback!

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-->'''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Now, just because I'm his father, he will get no special treatment. He calls me coach just like everyone else. Which he'll be doing, as our new starting quarterback!
5th Feb '17 1:11:53 PM wootzits
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** Raggedstar names his son Brokentail deputy, leading to disaster as Brokentail murders him to become leader faster, and he proves to be a cruel and bloodthirsty one as he advocates mercilessly training {{Child Soldier}}s and driving out the weak to fend for themselves.

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** Raggedstar names his son Brokentail deputy, leading to disaster as Brokentail murders him to become leader faster, and he proves to be a cruel and bloodthirsty one as he advocates mercilessly training {{Child Soldier}}s ChildSoldiers and driving out the weak to fend for themselves.
5th Feb '17 1:09:36 PM wootzits
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* The ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' (and ''Mallorean'') make the whole Tolnedran Empire is like this; the current ruling house and its supporters hold most government jobs. It's said that even the customs officers change after dynastic succession.

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* The ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' (and ''Mallorean'') make the whole Tolnedran Empire is like this; the current ruling house and its supporters hold most government jobs. It's said that even the customs officers change after dynastic succession.


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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': It's not uncommon for leaders to appoint their family, significant other, best friend or former apprentice deputy.
** Ashfur calls shenanigans when Brambleclaw is appointed deputy in ''Sunset'', saying how convenient it is that the NumberTwo should be the leader's daughter's mate despite the fact that Brambleclaw hasn't had an apprentice yet, which goes against the Warrior Code. Ashfur dismisses the fact that the choice was preordained by [=StarClan=], which supplants the Warrior Code, because Leafpool, the medicine cat, happens to be another daughter of the leader, so she could easily be faking their messages to further the position of her family and cats close to it. His complaints are moot because [=StarClan=] really does want Brambleclaw to become deputy, and he soon proves himself to be very capable.
** Raggedstar names his son Brokentail deputy, leading to disaster as Brokentail murders him to become leader faster, and he proves to be a cruel and bloodthirsty one as he advocates mercilessly training {{Child Soldier}}s and driving out the weak to fend for themselves.
** Crookedstar and Onestar both make their siblings (Oakheart and Ashfoot respectively) their deputies. They are good, but [[spoiler:they both die before making it to leader.]]
5th Feb '17 9:17:16 AM kazokuhouou
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' episode "School Pageant" the only reason Junior Christein was cast as Jesus in 'Crooning Jesus' was because he was the nephew of a big-shot Broadway producer that Mr. Armature wanted to suck up to. It didn't work out so well: the town had expected Orel Puppington to get the role, and so were bored throughout the play, and Orel's solo as Judas ("I Hate You Jesus") was the only thing people remembered about it.
31st Jan '17 12:20:15 PM KrspaceT
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** They do have some talent: Clovis was able to run a decent conspiracy, and Odysseus has the remarkable talent among the royals as 'generally sane'.
26th Jan '17 8:24:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* It's implied in the ''{{StarCraft}}'' fluff that General Edmund Duke only got to be in command because the Dukes are one of the Old Families who have tremendous influence on the Confederate government. He himself is a clear example of GeneralFailure (his one great victory in the game is against ''his own people'', since he knows all about them).

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* It's implied in the ''{{StarCraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft}}'' fluff that General Edmund Duke only got to be in command because the Dukes are one of the Old Families who have tremendous influence on the Confederate government. He himself is a clear example of GeneralFailure (his one great victory in the game is against ''his own people'', since he knows all about them).
26th Jan '17 1:20:44 AM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'': General Lee Oliver supposedly got his position through nepotism. Naturally, he is an [[GeneralFailure inept commander]] who is [[GloryHound more concerned with his own reputation than the lives of his men.]]
** Though when people talk about it, it ''technically'' isn't this trope -- it's not General Oliver's familial relationship that is pointed out, it is his political ties with the current President of the NCR.

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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'': General Lee Oliver of the NCR supposedly got his position through nepotism.cronyism via his close ties to President Kimball. Naturally, he is an [[GeneralFailure inept commander]] who is [[GloryHound more concerned with his own reputation than the lives of his men.]]
** Though when people talk about it, it ''technically'' isn't this trope -- it's not General Oliver's familial relationship that is pointed out, it is his political ties with the current President of the NCR.
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22nd Jan '17 1:24:27 PM Nintendoman01
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** In the Volume 3 episode "The Butterfly Effect," when Angela becomes the head of the Company following Sylar's murder of Bob Bishop, her first act as the new boss is to fire his daughter Elle, telling her point-blank that the ''only'' reason they kept her around for so long was because of Bob's influence.
28th Dec '16 11:00:01 AM RoninCatholic
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** In another episode, SpongeBob vouches for his incompetent cousin Stanley Squarepants as a good worker to get him a job. Mr. Krabs later says something to the effect of "You'd better not have talked me into hiring him just because you're related. Why, if that was the case I'd have hired my three nephews." Cue [[NephewIsm three smaller versions of Krabs]] in the room.
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