History Main / Nepotism

17th Sep '17 8:06:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/DieAnotherDay'': It's pretty obvious that the main reason why Colonel Moon even holds such a high rank in the North Korean military, a position that he then abuses for his own gain, is because his father is a General.
14th Sep '17 4:14:54 PM TheBigBopper
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Not to be confused with {{Nephewism}}, although the word "nepotism" comes from the Latin word "nepos" which means "nephew" (the term originated from the tendency of Medieval and Renaissance-era churchmen to appoint their "nephews" -- who were often their unacknowledged bastard sons -- to comfortable sinecures). [[IReadThatAs Also not to be confused with]] [[{{Website/Neopets}} Neopetism]].

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Not to be confused with the trope {{Nephewism}}, although the word "nepotism" comes from the Latin word "nepos" which means "nephew" (the term originated from the tendency of Medieval and Renaissance-era churchmen to appoint their "nephews" -- who were often their unacknowledged bastard sons -- to comfortable sinecures). [[IReadThatAs Also not to be confused with]] [[{{Website/Neopets}} Neopetism]].
30th Aug '17 6:37:40 PM kazokuhouou
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* In ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', this was why the Chairman's future son-in-law and heir nearly didn't go through with the marriage to his daughter, because he feared the Chairman might change his mind and leave the company to an illegitimate son instead simply because they were blood related (as had happened to another company to much scandal). This is what led Sayuri to emigrate to America, because, as she put it, a child raised in America would likely never come back to Japan. (Understandably, she's mum on whether she gave birth to the Chairman's son.)
30th Aug '17 6:30:50 PM kazokuhouou
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* Not only is the trope name ''in'' the name of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' parody series ''WebVideo/NepotismAdventureSeries'', it got to all of ''one'' episode before the topic came up.
-->'''Twilight:''' I mean, this is why ponies become rulers, right? To help their friends get things they wouldn't have access to without their royal power?
21st Aug '17 3:28:15 PM LinTaylor
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** Garma's characterization gets completely inverted in ''Manga/GundamTheOrigin'', which makes him play the trope straight. In the anime he wanted to prove that he didn't just get his job because of who his father is; in ''The Origin'', he literally throws a stompy-foot temper tantrum to Daddy and demands to be given an important position so he can show off to Char.
21st Aug '17 3:16:26 PM LinTaylor
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* Discussed and defied in ''Anine/ActionHeroineCheerFruits''; Misaki Shirogane realizes that Hatsuri Momoi would be the perfect candidate to join the Cheer Fruits, but since their families have a business relationship it would look suspicious if they just let her join no questions asked. The girls hold an audition, but Hatsuri fails because she goes overboard with the pyrotechnics; that night at home her father offers to put a word in with the Shirogane family but she refuses, saying that she has to ''earn'' her spot on the team with her own talents.
8th Aug '17 2:47:16 PM Gamermaster
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* Downplayed in ''Manga/UQHolder''. Shinobu became the TokenHuman among the Fairyland Hall staff (at an entry level position) because she was friends with the boss' adopted son.
5th Jul '17 10:11:05 PM trixus
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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': A cavalry colonel's son is randomly affected to his unit and the father is way harder on him than any of his other men. When the son finally calls him out on putting him on cleaning duty for the slightest/imagined infraction and volunteer for a dangerous mission, the father cries tears of joy as he made a man out of his boy.
2nd Jul '17 11:39:10 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/SuperPowereds'':
** The premise of the books is that someone has discovered away to make "Powereds" (people suffering from PowerIncontinence) into Supers, giving them full control of their abilities. The main characters are the first test run of the procedure. They all have far-reaching, dangerous powers, and they were chosen because it was more important that they get their powers under control than the guy who teleports randomly every time he sneezes. The exception is Alice Adair, who simply levitates whenever she gets emotional. While hardly pleasant, she just has to stay inside and she's fine. However, her father is the richest man on the planet and owns a significant stake in the company that is running the procedure, so he insists she be part of the first run. [[spoiler:It's implied that he knew she was a GravityMaster, and that if she didn't get her power under control before that part of it manifested, she would start leveling buildings]].
** A notable aversion in Year 2, when Alice joins the Subtlety class. Professor Pendleton absolutely refuses to show her any kindness or support, and constantly tries to convince her to give up, since the class is completely outside of her skillset. Even when she does prove her skills, he threatens to throw her out for cheating. The only reason he doesn't is because [[GreyAndGreyMorality cheating is part of the point of the class]]. The reason this is worth pointing out is that [[spoiler:Alice is Pendleton's niece (though she doesn't know it), and in fact the only reason he agreed to teach at all was because she was going to the school]].
29th May '17 9:37:38 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheWire'':
**D'Angelo Barksdale is a softie and not really cut out for the game. However, his kinship as Avon Barksdale's nephew gives him great leeway.
**The dangerously incompetent Roland Pryzbylewski owes his police career to being the son-in-law of the influential Major Stan Valchek. Subverted, though—although prone to overreacting and panic when out in the field, Prez is actually frighteningly competent when analyzing data and working the paper trail. He'd probably have made a great analyst for the FBI or CIA, but he happened to marry Valchek's daughter. He eventually tires of this and after accidentally killing a plainclothes cop in a friendly fire accident, he decides to quit the police force and pursues a new line of work as a schoolteacher.
**While there are a few competent and dedicated personnel in the upper ranks of the Baltimore Police Department, for the most part the commanders have reached that lofty status through politics, self-serving careerism, juking the stats, and nepotism. Lampshaded at one point, when Burrell says to a group of assembled commanders that "There isn't one of you here in this room that isn't here by appointment."
**Proposition Joe has a big problem with this, his nephew Cheese being a major, but not the worst, example. His organization is not depicted in much detail but it is suggested he suffers from being SurroundedByIdiots.
-->'''Sergei:''' Family cannot be helped.
-->'''Joe:''' Who you tellin'? I got motherfucking nephews and in-laws fucking all my shit up all the time, and it ain't like I can pop a cap in their ass and not hear about it Thanksgiving day. For real, I'm livin' life with some burdensome niggas.
**Another of Proposition Joe's nephews is Drac, the talkingest motherfucker ever heard on a wiretap. He is so incompetent that he doesn't even speak in drug slang ("[[CrowningMomentOfFunny COCAINE, NIGGA]]!"). The Major Crimes Unit even contemplates busting a dealer higher up the chain in hopes that Drac gets promoted. When Burrell asks Daniels why he thinks Drac will get promoted even though he's a knucklehead, Daniels replies, "[[DeadpanSnarker We do it all the time]]", [[ActuallyPrettyFunny which Burrell chuckles at]].
**Frank Sobotka, along with his son Ziggy and nephew Nick. In one scene, Ziggy is cursing out a customer for being so impatient. Frank assures the customer he'll square things with the customer's shipping agent, and yells at Ziggy, telling him he's fired. Frank storms off, and Ziggy looks at the customer contemptuously before wandering off as well. La La informs the customer Ziggy is Frank's son, and so the "firing" was just for show.
**Namond Brice got pushed by his mother De'Londa into street dealing. He coasts on his incarcerated father Wee-Bey's name and street reputation, but everybody realizes he's not cut out to be a player. Everybody, that is, except his own mother, who seems to think Namond could build a street empire the way Wee-Bey did with Stringer and Avon—with disastrous results. Colvin sees potential in Namond and eventually persuades Wee-Bey to give parental custody to him.
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