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8th Nov '16 5:47:53 AM leelea
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* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', [[spoiler:Lindsey Bluth was adopted, and her parents claimed she was Michael's twin sister... in spite of her being three years older than him. Lucille {{hand wave}}d her going through puberty by simply claiming she was becoming fat]].

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* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', [[spoiler:Lindsey Bluth was adopted, and her parents claimed she was Michael's twin sister... in spite of her being three years older than him. When Lindsey obviously started going through puberty before Michael, Lucille {{hand wave}}d her going through puberty Lindey's growth away by simply claiming she was becoming getting fat]].
8th Nov '16 5:40:07 AM leelea
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' [[spoiler: Jon Snow]] hasn't the slightest clue of being adopted [[spoiler: by his biological uncle Ned Stark, whom he believes to be his father. His parents Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are long-dead, and Ned promised to protect her sister's son despite being the heir of the dynasty he just helped to overthrow.]]

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' [[spoiler: Jon Snow]] hasn't the slightest clue of being adopted [[spoiler: by his biological uncle Ned Stark, whom he believes to be his biological father. His biological parents are actually the deceased Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are long-dead, Stark, who have been dead for all of his life. As Lyanna knew she was dying, she manages to pass her infant son (Jon) into the care of her brother, Ned, and Ned promised [[DyingWish asks him to protect her son]] from Robert Baratheon before she dies. Ned brings Jon home with him, raises and loves Jon as his own son alongside his other children, and [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold spends the rest of his life protecting his sister's son]] by hiding Jon's biological parentage by claiming Jon as his own illegitimate son despite being since the heir of current-reigning regime, the dynasty Baratheons, would kill Jon if they ever found out he just helped to overthrow.was the hidden son of Rhaegar Targyaren and Lyanna Stark.]]
25th Oct '16 3:38:00 PM nombretomado
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* Later on in the Gensokyo20XX series, we seem to have this with Marisa, who, according to Ren, doesn't seem to know or care that she was adopted by two {{Kitsune}}.

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* Later on in the Gensokyo20XX ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'' series, we seem to have this with Marisa, who, according to Ren, doesn't seem to know or care that she was adopted by two {{Kitsune}}.
20th Sep '16 7:06:56 PM Malco
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* In the reboot of the ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' series, the title dragon was adopted by dragonflies. While they do tell him that he's not their ''biological'' son, they reassure him that they will always be his "real" family nonetheless. The Oblivious comes from the fact he never figured out he wasn't a dragonfly despite the fact he's many times their size, can't fly (yet), and has ''legs''. He'd never seen a dragon before in his entire life and the dragonflies hadn't either, so there's no way he could've know ''what'' he really was, but those should have at least been a clue.

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* In the reboot of the ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' series, the title dragon was adopted by dragonflies. While they do tell him that he's not their ''biological'' son, they reassure him that they will always be his "real" family nonetheless. The Oblivious comes from the fact he never figured out he wasn't a dragonfly despite the fact he's many times their size, can't fly (yet), and has ''legs''. He'd never seen a dragon before in his entire life and the dragonflies hadn't either, so there's no way he could've know ''what'' he really was, but those should have at least been a clue.
9th Sep '16 7:35:53 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'': In "Rosalina's Parents!", we find out that Rosalina was HappilyAdopted by two Space Aliens; she doesn't believe what Mario says about the two ''not'' being her real parents until the Aliens tell her themselves.
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6th Sep '16 6:57:57 AM leraluna
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' [[spoiler: Jon Snow]] hasn't the slightest clue of being adopted [[spoiler: by his biological uncle Ned Stark, whom he believes to be his father. His parents Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are long-dead, and Ned promised to protect her sister's son despite being the heir of the dynasty he just helped to overthrow.]]
14th Aug '16 5:46:22 PM Katsuhagi
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* Diane in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2186 didn't realize she and her sister were adopted]] despite them being different races. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she was only six at the time so was to young to understand ethnicity and presumably just assumed that sisters generally had different skin colors. WordOfGod said he originally was going to have Diane always know about her adoption but realized he was looking at it from an informed adult perspective.

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* Diane in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2186 didn't realize she and her sister were adopted]] despite them being different races. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she was only six at the time so was to too young to understand ethnicity and presumably just assumed that sisters generally had different skin colors. WordOfGod said he originally was going to have Diane always know about her adoption but realized he was looking at it from an informed adult perspective.
14th Aug '16 5:45:56 PM Katsuhagi
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* Diane in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2186 didn't realize she and her sister were adopted]] despite them having completely different skin color. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she was only six at the time so was to young to understand ethnicity and presumably just assumed that sisters generally had different skin colors. WordOfGod said he originally was going to have Diane always know about her adoption but realized he was looking at it from an informed adult perspective.

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* Diane in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2186 didn't realize she and her sister were adopted]] despite them having completely being different skin color.races. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she was only six at the time so was to young to understand ethnicity and presumably just assumed that sisters generally had different skin colors. WordOfGod said he originally was going to have Diane always know about her adoption but realized he was looking at it from an informed adult perspective.
26th Jul '16 6:36:15 PM JustKnown
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* Happens in ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'', where, during the New Power story arc, [[spoiler:Taranee]] finds out she's been adopted, as her parents had to give her up when she was a baby when [[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext magic summoned a meteor from the sky to burn evil vines trying to kill her, burning up the home in the process]]]]. Her adopted parents had planned to tell her later and kept track of where her birth parents are so she could meet them, but [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming she made clear she considers them her real parents]].

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* Happens in ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'', where, during the New Power story arc, [[spoiler:Taranee]] finds out she's been adopted, as her parents had to give her up when she was a baby when [[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext magic summoned a meteor from the sky to burn evil vines trying to kill her, burning up the home in the process]]]]. Her adopted adoptive parents had planned to tell her later and kept track of where her birth parents are so she could meet them, but [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming she made clear she considers them her real parents]].
25th Jul '16 3:58:01 PM themisterfree
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* An odd case was referenced in one episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. To account for [[CoolOldGuy Coach]]'s absence towards the end of season 3 ([[AuthorExistenceFailure his actor had died before the end of the season]], he would be explained away as being somehwere. One of these cases was being at a family reunion- and everybody aside from him in the photo is African-American. Turns out, he was mailed an invite to one of their gatherings by accident, and felt it would be rude not to go. Hence, he showed up at more of their family functions, and was considering holding the reunion at his house that year (the family called him "Uncle Whitey").
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