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* The formation of Music/TheTravelingWilburys musical {{supergroup}} would likely have been dismissed as being a ContrivedCoincidence if it didn't actually happen. The story goes: Creator/GeorgeHarrison and producer [[Music/ElectricLightOrchestra Jeff Lynne]], who were working on an album together, met up with Creator/RoyOrbison for dinner one night, and when they finished Harrison realised that he'd left his guitar at Music/TomPetty's house and went to collect it. While they were there, Petty suggested that they use Music/BobDylan's home recording studio to work on the album, since Harrison's own home studio was back in England. Petty tagged along with the others to Dylan's house, and all the assembled musicians decided that since they already were hanging out together, they might as well jam together. The product of that session ended up resulting in their first single, which they decided was so good that it could go on it's own album, and since they had so much fun together...
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Normally justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk: Out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell, her closest/only friend is naturally the son of her ''Dad's'' best friend. [[note]] And likewise on Gendry's end, for a character set up as a distrustful loner, he immediately bonds with the daughter of the nobleman who prompted him leaving Kings Landing in the first place and niece/GenerationXerox of the woman his Dad was in love with. [[/note]] (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy and travelling with her sister's former protector).

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Normally justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk: Out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell, her closest/only friend is naturally the son of her ''Dad's'' best friend. [[note]] And likewise on Gendry's end, for a character set up as a distrustful loner, end he immediately bonds with the daughter of the nobleman who prompted him leaving Kings Landing in the first place and niece/GenerationXerox of the woman his Dad was in love with. [[/note]] (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy and travelling with her sister's former protector).
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Normally justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk: Out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell, her closest/only friend is naturally the son of her ''Dad's'' best friend. (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy and travelling with her sister's former protector).

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Normally justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk: Out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell, her closest/only friend is naturally the son of her ''Dad's'' best friend. [[note]] And likewise on Gendry's end, for a character set up as a distrustful loner, he immediately bonds with the daughter of the nobleman who prompted him leaving Kings Landing in the first place and niece/GenerationXerox of the woman his Dad was in love with. [[/note]] (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy and travelling with her sister's former protector).
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Normally justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk - out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell, her closest/only friend is naturally the son of her ''Dad's'' best friend. (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy, travelling with her sister's former protector and hanging out her mother's knight).

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Normally justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk - out folk: Out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell, her closest/only friend is naturally the son of her ''Dad's'' best friend. (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy, ArchEnemy and travelling with her sister's former protector and hanging out her mother's knight).protector).
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* All six characters in the {{Animorphs}} series had a family or friendship connection with at least one other Animorph. Even Aximalii, the resident alien, was Tobias' uncle.
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* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' discussed this when Jamie got pregnant - they wanted to tell everybody in Thanksgiving, Paul pointed out it would be leaked and spread before the date because people they know usually know each other, using the Bacon numbers as a reference. And in the end of the episode, one person appears to congratulate on the pregnancy... KevinBacon himself!

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* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' discussed this when Jamie got pregnant - they wanted to tell everybody in Thanksgiving, Paul pointed out it would be leaked and spread before the date because people they know usually know each other, using the Bacon numbers as a reference. And in the end of the episode, one person appears to congratulate on the pregnancy... KevinBacon Creator/KevinBacon himself!



** This, of course, led to games like 6 Degrees of KevinBacon and 6 Degrees of [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] (where you pick a random {{Wikipedia}} page and follow page links until you get to Hitler's page.)

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** This, of course, led to games like 6 Degrees of KevinBacon Creator/KevinBacon and 6 Degrees of [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] (where you pick a random {{Wikipedia}} page and follow page links until you get to Hitler's page.)
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* In ''IchinenseiNiNacchattara'', the main character Iori just happens to have his life saved by the sister of his oblivious crush, at the cost of being turned into [[FountainOfYouth a seven-year-old]] [[GenderBender girl]], which causes him to be sent to the same school as the kid whom he risked ''his'' life to save. By pure coincidence, his younger sister attends that school as well. He winds up living with his crush (who happens to bear a strong resemblance to [[spoiler: the woman Iori's father cheated on his mother with]]) and her sister, and after [[spoiler: their house blows up]] his real family takes them in out of the goodness of their hearts, still completely oblivious to Iori's true identity. Also, [[AndZoidberg a minor character that Iori and his friends encountered once lives in the same apartment complex.]]
* The Manga/BlackJack anime suffers from this. Kumiko is the daughter of Jack's mentor Dr. Honma, and she works for a man named Tetsu who [[spoiler:was a pickpocket until he lost his fingers and then had them sewn back on by Jack.]] In the manga none of these characters are related.

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* In ''IchinenseiNiNacchattara'', ''Ichinensei Ni Nacchattara'', the main character Iori just happens to have his life saved by the sister of his oblivious crush, at the cost of being turned into [[FountainOfYouth a seven-year-old]] [[GenderBender girl]], which causes him to be sent to the same school as the kid whom he risked ''his'' life to save. By pure coincidence, his younger sister attends that school as well. He winds up living with his crush (who happens to bear a strong resemblance to [[spoiler: the woman Iori's father cheated on his mother with]]) and her sister, and after [[spoiler: their house blows up]] his real family takes them in out of the goodness of their hearts, still completely oblivious to Iori's true identity. Also, [[AndZoidberg a minor character that Iori and his friends encountered once lives in the same apartment complex.]]
* The Manga/BlackJack ''Manga/BlackJack'' anime suffers from this. Kumiko is the daughter of Jack's mentor Dr. Honma, and she works for a man named Tetsu who [[spoiler:was a pickpocket until he lost his fingers and then had them sewn back on by Jack.]] In the manga none of these characters are related.



* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'': Everyone--no, really, ''everyone''--knows Mikado somehow. Leader of the Yellow Scarves? [[spoiler: his best friend]]. The [[spoiler:Demon Sword and chat room troll]] Saika? [[spoiler: possesses the girl he has a crush on]]. Urban legend Dullahan on a motorcycle? [[spoiler: one of his chat room friends]]; the other is [[ChessMaster Orihara]] [[ManipulativeBastard Izaya]]. And Harima Mika, [[spoiler: the girl made to look like Celty's head]], sits behind him in class.

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* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'': ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'': Everyone--no, really, ''everyone''--knows Mikado somehow. Leader of the Yellow Scarves? [[spoiler: his best friend]]. The [[spoiler:Demon Sword and chat room troll]] Saika? [[spoiler: possesses the girl he has a crush on]]. Urban legend Dullahan on a motorcycle? [[spoiler: one of his chat room friends]]; the other is [[ChessMaster Orihara]] [[ManipulativeBastard Izaya]]. And Harima Mika, [[spoiler: the girl made to look like Celty's head]], sits behind him in class.



* In ''Literature/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'', despite Kyon being [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent completely, explicitly]] unconnected to any of the weirdness going on, his ChildhoodFriend turns out to be the previous [[spoiler:holder of an incredible unique power]] whose next inheritor Kyon would befriend, solely by chance, several years later. Most other examples of the trope are justified in that they result from [[spoiler:Haruhi being God and unconsciously warping the universe to be more fantastical]], but this example she has absolutely nothing to do with. It's just how the dice fell.

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* In ''Literature/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'', ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', despite Kyon being [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent completely, explicitly]] unconnected to any of the weirdness going on, his ChildhoodFriend turns out to be the previous [[spoiler:holder of an incredible unique power]] whose next inheritor Kyon would befriend, solely by chance, several years later. Most other examples of the trope are justified in that they result from [[spoiler:Haruhi being God and unconsciously warping the universe to be more fantastical]], but this example she has absolutely nothing to do with. It's just how the dice fell.



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* {{Lampshaded}} in [[http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2009/03/21 this]] ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' strip, as shown in the page image.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Snoopy attempts to tie together all of the characters in his novel "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" in this fashion:
-->Could it be that she was the sister of the boy in Kansas who loved the girl with the tattered shawl who was the daughter of the maid who had escaped from the pirates?
:: Linus then asks "[[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What about the king?]]" and gets beaned with a typewriter.
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-->'''Zaphod:''' Is this going to happen every time we use the Improbability Drive?
-->'''Trillian:''' Very probably, I'm afraid.

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-->'''Zaphod:''' Is this going to happen every time we use the Improbability Drive?
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Drive?\\
'''Trillian:'''
Very probably, I'm afraid.






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* {{Lampshaded}} in [[http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2009/03/21 this]] ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' strip, as shown in the page image.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Snoopy attempts to tie together all of the characters in his novel "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" in this fashion:
-->Could it be that she was the sister of the boy in Kansas who loved the girl with the tattered shawl who was the daughter of the maid who had escaped from the pirates?
** Linus then asks "[[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What about the king?]]" and gets beaned with a typewriter.
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* {{Lampshaded}} in [[http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2009/03/21 this]] ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' strip, as shown in the page image.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Snoopy attempts to tie together all of the characters in his novel "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" in this fashion:
-->Could it be that she was the sister of the boy in Kansas who loved the girl with the tattered shawl who was the daughter of the maid who had escaped from the pirates?
** Linus then asks "[[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What about the king?]]" and gets beaned with a typewriter.
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* ''Infinity'' series:
** In ''{{VisualNovel/Ever17}}'', while nobody except Sara and You seem to have known each other beforehand, it turns out that [[spoiler:Sara and Hokuto are the children of Tsugumi and Takeshi, You and Coco's fathers designed Sora and Lemu. And You is actually two different people.]] As you can see from the majorly spoilery bit there, it's... complicated. [[spoiler:In fact, this is no coincidence at all, and these people were gathered together specifically as part of a massive GambitRoulette.]]
** In ''{{VisualNovel/Remember11}}'', Satoru, the person with whom Kokoro begins to [[FreakyFridayFlip swap minds]] just happens to be where she was planning on going before her plane crashed. [[spoiler: Yomogi (from where Kokoro is) is married to Utsumi (from Satoru's location), Lin (Kokoro's location) used to date Satoru, and Keiko (Satoru's location), is the person who Kokoro was planning on meeting, as well as being the person who killed Yomogi and Utsumi's son. Additionally, Satoru is a student of Kyumeikan University Graduate School, while Kokoro goes to Kyumeikan Women's University. Utsumi gave birth to her twins in a "hospital" (actually a lab of some sort) overseen by (the original) Satoru, leading to those twins being involved in the space-time transfer loops along with Kokoro/Satoru and Keiko/Hotori and providing an important clue to the existence of the third area. Even Yuni, who initially seems to have no prior connection to anyone else, turns out to be the key to the whole StableTimeLoop that ultimately results in the shelter cabin refugees being saved, and as part of his efforts to preserve history might have been somehow involved with Satoru during part of 2011, despite his dislike (according to his TIPS bio) of Leiblich.]]
** In ''{{VisualNovel/Never7}}'', all four members of the "seminar group", including protagonist Makoto, attend the same university. Yuka, the chosen leader of the group, went to middle school with Saki, who has a summer house on the island. [[spoiler:Although the two Morino sisters, Izumi and Kurumi, don't seem connected at first, Haruka (of the seminar group) eventually turns out to be a clone of Kurumi. Even later, Izumi is revealed as the mastermind behind the seminar, whose real purpose was to scientifically test a strange phenomenon by attempting to make Makoto manifest it.]]



* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' uses this to an extreme in the third and fourth games, particularly the third. By the end of the third game's last case, protagonist Phoenix Wright is pretty much the only relevant character who is not either related to [[spoiler: the Feys]], wasn't directly screwed over in a way by the events of DL-6, or both. And even then they indirectly had huge influence on his life by setting up 90 of the 100 reasons he decided to become a defense attorney.
* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', you come across a rather staggering array of people with one degree of separation from one or another of The Nameless One before he got amnesia, including all your party members [[spoiler:except Nordom and Fall-From-Grace]]. {{Justified|Trope}} because not only is the game about a personal quest for identity and therefore you will logically be hunting down people with a prior connection to you, but you actually have a supernatural ability to bind people to yourself, connecting their torment to your own.



* ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' has 9 protagonists and only four preexisting relationships in that group. ''However'', once time travel gets involved, things get more complex: [[spoiler:Phi]] is actually the daughter of [[spoiler:Diana and Sigma]], and the latter is an employee of Akane, who is Junpei's ChildhoodFriend. One of Junpei's teammates in [[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors the first game]] got injured investigating Free the Soul, a cult which is led by minor character Delta, who is [[spoiler:Phi]]'s twin brother. Delta created an A.I ([[spoiler:Q (Sean)]], who is one of the main 9) and based the A.I's thought patterns off of [[spoiler:the original Sean]] who died from an illness that he could have survived, if the surgeon who was supposed to operate on him hadn't hired a taxi which would then get in a fatal car crash. Now, the surgeon was only able to hire ''that'' taxi in particular because someone else- Akane's father- had called it to their neighbourhood for his own use, but was arrested before he could enter the taxi. That man was arrested because the police wrongfully blamed him for the murder of Eric's mother, which was ''really'' perpetrated by [[spoiler:Mira]]. ''Much'' later, [[spoiler:Mira]] worked with Delta (alongside [[spoiler:Q!Sean]]), and started dating Eric. Hilariously, Zero [[spoiler:(Delta)]] actually retroactively explains most of these connections in his anecdote at the start of the game.
-->'''Zero:''' [[ForWantOfANail There are moments when a single snail can make a world go extinct.]]



* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', you come across a rather staggering array of people with one degree of separation from one or another of The Nameless One before he got amnesia, including all your party members [[spoiler:except Nordom and Fall-From-Grace]]. {{Justified|Trope}} because not only is the game about a personal quest for identity and therefore you will logically be hunting down people with a prior connection to you, but you actually have a supernatural ability to bind people to yourself, connecting their torment to your own.



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* ''Infinity'' series:
** In ''VisualNovel/Ever17'', while nobody except Sara and You seem to have known each other beforehand, it turns out that [[spoiler:Sara and Hokuto are the children of Tsugumi and Takeshi, You and Coco's fathers designed Sora and Lemu. And You is actually two different people.]] As you can see from the majorly spoilery bit there, it's... complicated. [[spoiler:In fact, this is no coincidence at all, and these people were gathered together specifically as part of a massive GambitRoulette.]]
** In ''VisualNovel/Remember11'', Satoru, the person with whom Kokoro begins to [[FreakyFridayFlip swap minds]] just happens to be where she was planning on going before her plane crashed. [[spoiler: Yomogi (from where Kokoro is) is married to Utsumi (from Satoru's location), Lin (Kokoro's location) used to date Satoru, and Keiko (Satoru's location), is the person who Kokoro was planning on meeting, as well as being the person who killed Yomogi and Utsumi's son. Additionally, Satoru is a student of Kyumeikan University Graduate School, while Kokoro goes to Kyumeikan Women's University. Utsumi gave birth to her twins in a "hospital" (actually a lab of some sort) overseen by (the original) Satoru, leading to those twins being involved in the space-time transfer loops along with Kokoro/Satoru and Keiko/Hotori and providing an important clue to the existence of the third area. Even Yuni, who initially seems to have no prior connection to anyone else, turns out to be the key to the whole StableTimeLoop that ultimately results in the shelter cabin refugees being saved, and as part of his efforts to preserve history might have been somehow involved with Satoru during part of 2011, despite his dislike (according to his TIPS bio) of Leiblich.]]
** In ''VisualNovel/Never7'', all four members of the "seminar group", including protagonist Makoto, attend the same university. Yuka, the chosen leader of the group, went to middle school with Saki, who has a summer house on the island. [[spoiler:Although the two Morino sisters, Izumi and Kurumi, don't seem connected at first, Haruka (of the seminar group) eventually turns out to be a clone of Kurumi. Even later, Izumi is revealed as the mastermind behind the seminar, whose real purpose was to scientifically test a strange phenomenon by attempting to make Makoto manifest it.]]
* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' uses this to an extreme in the third and fourth games, particularly the third. By the end of the third game's last case, protagonist Phoenix Wright is pretty much the only relevant character who is not either related to [[spoiler: the Feys]], wasn't directly screwed over in a way by the events of DL-6, or both. And even then they indirectly had huge influence on his life by setting up 90 of the 100 reasons he decided to become a defense attorney.
* ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' has 9 protagonists and only four preexisting relationships in that group. ''However'', once time travel gets involved, things get more complex: [[spoiler:Phi]] is actually the daughter of [[spoiler:Diana and Sigma]], and the latter is an employee of Akane, who is Junpei's ChildhoodFriend. One of Junpei's teammates in [[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors the first game]] got injured investigating Free the Soul, a cult which is led by minor character Delta, who is [[spoiler:Phi]]'s twin brother. Delta created an A.I ([[spoiler:Q (Sean)]], who is one of the main 9) and based the A.I's thought patterns off of [[spoiler:the original Sean]] who died from an illness that he could have survived, if the surgeon who was supposed to operate on him hadn't hired a taxi which would then get in a fatal car crash. Now, the surgeon was only able to hire ''that'' taxi in particular because someone else- Akane's father- had called it to their neighbourhood for his own use, but was arrested before he could enter the taxi. That man was arrested because the police wrongfully blamed him for the murder of Eric's mother, which was ''really'' perpetrated by [[spoiler:Mira]]. ''Much'' later, [[spoiler:Mira]] worked with Delta (alongside [[spoiler:Q!Sean]]), and started dating Eric. Hilariously, Zero [[spoiler:(Delta)]] actually retroactively explains most of these connections in his anecdote at the start of the game.
-->'''Zero:''' [[ForWantOfANail There are moments when a single snail can make a world go extinct.]]
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* This occurs throughout ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' as a way of tying together the different groups of characters in the different (and originally often unrelated) sub-series. Max Sterling and Miriya Parina, of the ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' cycle, eventually have two daughers: Dana and Maia Sterling, who star in the ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross Robotech Masters]]'' cycle and ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' movie, respectively. Likewise, Claudia Grant of ''Macross'' is eventually revealed to have a brother, Vince Grant, who is one of the stars of ''The Sentinels'' and who appears in ''The Shadow Chronicles'' along with his wife, and whose son, Bowie Grant, stars in the ''Robotech Masters'' cycle. Marcus Rush, another of the stars of ''The Shadow Chronicles'', is the younger brother of Marlene Rush, a bit character in the ''[[Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada New Generation]]'' cycle.

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* This occurs throughout ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' as a way of tying together the different groups of characters in the different (and originally often unrelated) sub-series. Max Sterling and Miriya Parina, of the ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' cycle, eventually have two daughers: Dana and Maia Sterling, who star in the ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross Robotech Masters]]'' cycle and ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' movie, respectively. Likewise, Claudia Grant of ''Macross'' is eventually revealed to have a brother, Vince Grant, who is one of the stars of ''The Sentinels'' and who appears in ''The Shadow Chronicles'' along with his wife, and whose son, Bowie Grant, stars in the ''Robotech Masters'' cycle. Marcus Rush, another of the stars of ''The Shadow Chronicles'', is the younger brother of Marlene Rush, a bit character in the ''[[Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada New Generation]]'' cycle.



* If you are in a career with a small enough population of occupants, especially one where they often get shuffled around to different locations (say, if you are a specialist in a small enough career field in the armed forces), you quickly find that everybody seems to know everybody else.
** Alternatively, if you have a job where you get to know a wide range of people (like, for example, a church minister, who often also works in multiple places over the years) you often run into people you know, or who know people you know, especially if you often do things that have some connection to your job in your free time.
* MichaelCaine claims that everyone he knew as a struggling actor in London during Sixties ended up becoming famous like him:

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* If you are in a career with a small enough population of occupants, especially one where they often get shuffled around to different locations (say, if you are a specialist in a small enough career field in the armed forces), you quickly find that everybody seems to know everybody else.
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else. Alternatively, if you have a job where you get to know a wide range of people (like, for example, a church minister, who often also works in multiple places over the years) you often run into people you know, or who know people you know, especially if you often do things that have some connection to your job in your free time.
* MichaelCaine Creator/MichaelCaine claims that everyone he knew as a struggling actor in London during Sixties ended up becoming famous like him:
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Normally justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk - out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell, her closest/only friend is naturally the son of her Dad's best friend. (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy, travelling with her sister's former protector and hanging out her mother's knight).

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Normally justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk - out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell, her closest/only friend is naturally the son of her Dad's ''Dad's'' best friend. (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy, travelling with her sister's former protector and hanging out her mother's knight).
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Normally justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk - out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell, her closest/only friend is naturally the son of her Dad's best friend. (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy, travelling with her sister's former protector and hanging out her mother's knight).
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' seems to going this way with Harry: his maternal grandparents were crack SHIELD Agents (to quote Nick Fury, "The Hawkeye and Black Widow of their day.") who mentored Nick Fury, who was the second candidate to be Harry's godfather after being a sort of big brother to Lily Evans. Doctor Strange was his paediatrician. Wanda Maximoff is his godmother. Jean Grey is his maternal second cousin. Clint turns out to be [[spoiler: the grandson of Bucky Barnes and Minerva Mc Gonagall]] and the first cousin (via adoption) of [[spoiler: Clark Kent]]. Charles Xavier is Tony Stark's godfather. It only gets stronger and stranger from there.
** A JustifiedTrope, however, as it is implied that Harry is a 'Nexus Being' like 616!Wanda or something similar, and Odin himself notes that destiny tends to warp in his presence. The reason for this, as explained in chapter 48, is that [[spoiler: Wanda blessed Harry with a probability warping enchantment designed to cause this at the behest of Doctor Strange]].

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' seems to going takes this way approach, especially with Harry: his maternal grandparents were crack SHIELD Agents (to quote Nick Fury, "The Hawkeye and Black Widow of their day.") Agents who mentored Nick Fury, who was the second candidate to be Harry's godfather after being a sort of big brother to Lily Evans. Doctor Strange was his paediatrician. Wanda Maximoff is his godmother. [[spoiler: Jean Grey is his maternal second cousin. cousin.]]
** Meanwhile,
Clint turns out to be [[spoiler: the grandson of Bucky Barnes and Minerva Mc Gonagall]] [=McGonagall=]]] and the first cousin (via adoption) of [[spoiler: Clark Kent]]. Charles Xavier is Tony Stark's godfather. It only gets stronger and stranger from there.
** A JustifiedTrope, however, as it is implied that Harry is a 'Nexus Being' like 616!Wanda or something similar, and Odin himself notes that destiny tends to warp in his presence. The reason for this, as explained in chapter 48, 48 and elaborated upon in chapter 80, is that [[spoiler: Wanda blessed Harry with a probability warping enchantment designed to cause this at the behest of Doctor Strange]].Strange, who has been manipulating events and people for decades, if not centuries, to unite the world against Thanos]].
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