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16th Apr '18 9:58:29 AM Synchronicity
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' confirms that [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] has RoyalBlood and is the heir to the [[spoiler:Iron Throne as the hidden trueborn son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.]] He is not the illegitimate son of [[spoiler:Ned Stark]], but is his [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo nephew.]] This was a [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold cover story]] [[spoiler:Ned tells to protect Jon and save Jon's life from the Baratheon dynasty, [[{{Nephewism}} raising Jon as his own son]] alongside his children in Winterfell and as one of the Stark family.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' confirms that [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] has RoyalBlood and is the an heir to the [[spoiler:Iron Throne throne as the hidden a secret trueborn son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.]] He is not the illegitimate son of [[spoiler:Ned Stark]], but is his [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo nephew.]] This was a [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold cover story]] [[spoiler:Ned tells to protect Jon and save Jon's life from the Baratheon dynasty, [[{{Nephewism}} raising Jon as his own son]] alongside his children in Winterfell and as one descendant of the Stark family.]] original royal line. Their upbringing was merely a cover story to save their life.
15th Apr '18 10:51:22 PM Synchronicity
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->'''Clarisse''': You are Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi, princess of Genovia.\\
'''Mia''': ''Me'', a princess? SHUT! UP!
-->-- ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries''
3rd Apr '18 10:09:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'', this reveal is a major plot point near the climax, and is a long-running case of irony throughout the whole film. While the audience is told in the beginning that Rapunzel is the princess of Corona, the plot relies on whether or not Mother Gothel can continue hiding it from her, or if she figures it out on her own. Even when she's outright told that the "birthday lights" are from a lantern festival for the ''princess'', she doesn't put it together, possibly because she doesn't know that she shares the princess's birthday. She finally does figure it out when she recognizes that she's been painting Corona's sunburst symbol as a motif in all the murals in her bedroom. This triggers her [[NoInfantileAmnesia early memories]] of her real parents and leads to her realizing that Mother Gothel has been lying to and taking advantage of her all her life, and the plot probably would have ground to a halt if Rapunzel hadn't realized her "mother" was a lying, murderous kidnapper. (Arguably, this whole plot would have been moot if [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Mother Gothel had simply lied to Rapunzel about when her birthday was]]).

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* In ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'', this reveal is a major plot point near the climax, and is a long-running case of irony DramaticIrony throughout the whole film. While the audience is told in the beginning that Rapunzel is the princess of Corona, the plot relies on whether or not Mother Gothel can continue hiding it from her, or if she figures it out on her own. Even when she's outright told that the "birthday lights" are from a lantern festival for the ''princess'', she doesn't put it together, possibly because she doesn't know that she shares the princess's birthday. She finally does figure it out when she recognizes that she's been painting Corona's sunburst symbol as a motif in all the murals in her bedroom. This triggers her [[NoInfantileAmnesia early memories]] of her real parents and leads to her realizing that Mother Gothel has been lying to and taking advantage of her all her life, and the plot probably would have ground to a halt if Rapunzel hadn't realized her "mother" was a lying, murderous kidnapper. (Arguably, this whole plot would have been moot if [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Mother Gothel had simply lied to Rapunzel about when her birthday was]]).
14th Mar '18 5:36:20 PM XenophilicSnakelet
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* Immediately after the [[{{Geas}} magic system]] of ''Webcomic/{{Galebound}}'' is revealed and [[CompellingVoice his power within it]] explained, [[FarmBoy farmboy]] Conan learns of his true identity [[spoiler: as the heir to the defunct throne of Evenheim]] when his would-be assassin, Pascal, shows up just in time to spill the secret himself.
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24th Feb '18 10:57:31 AM nombretomado
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* Kvothe from ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'' is heavily implied (but not yet confirmed) to be a slightly inverted example. Turns out his mother may have been a Vintish noblewoman who eloped with a the [[{{Romani}} Edema Ruh]]. Unfortunately, the implications come when his prospective patron is about to marry his aunt, who now has a serious grudge against the Edema Ruh.

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* Kvothe from ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'' is heavily implied (but not yet confirmed) to be a slightly inverted example. Turns out his mother may have been a Vintish noblewoman who eloped with a the [[{{Romani}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Edema Ruh]]. Unfortunately, the implications come when his prospective patron is about to marry his aunt, who now has a serious grudge against the Edema Ruh.
18th Jan '18 6:24:19 AM MasterFuzzy
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* Inverted in ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' book 8, where a character reveals to the protagonists that ''he'' ([[spoiler: Halt]]) is rightful King of Clonmel, though he left because his slightly younger EvilTwin (though "evil" may be pushing it a little) attempted to kill him for the throne. [[spoiler: Halt]] being who he is, was never too excited about being a king anyway, so he left.
4th Dec '17 8:19:21 AM TrendingToon1
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* This forms the basis of the plot of ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''. The audience knows ‘Anya’ is actually [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Grand Duchess Anastasia]], but due to her suffering from [[EasyAmnesia amnesia]], she can only vaguely recall her childhood and doesn’t remember her true identity. The only clue she has is [[OrphansPlotTrinket a necklace from her grandmother, engraved with the words ‘Together in Paris’]]. She teams up with two con-men, Dimitri and Vlad, who intend to take her to Paris and present her as Anastasia to collect the reward money after seeing how much she looks like the Grand Duchess…unaware she’s the real thing. Dimitri figures it out first, after Anya recalls escaping from the palace during the revolution via a secret passage, with the help of a kitchen boy…who was actually Dimitri. It takes a little longer for everyone else to catch on, but in the end, Anastasia realises the truth when she begins to recall RepressedMemories of her childhood, and when her grandmother recognises her necklace.

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* This forms the basis of the plot of ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''. The audience knows ‘Anya’ is actually [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Grand Duchess Anastasia]], but due to her suffering from [[EasyAmnesia amnesia]], she can only vaguely recall her childhood and doesn’t remember her true identity. The only clue she has is [[OrphansPlotTrinket a necklace from her grandmother, engraved with the words ‘Together in Paris’]]. She teams up with two con-men, Dimitri and Vlad, who intend to take her to Paris and present her as Anastasia to collect the reward money after seeing how much she looks like the Grand Duchess…unaware she’s the real thing. Dimitri figures it out first, after Anya recalls escaping from the palace during the revolution via a secret passage, with the help of a kitchen boy…who was actually Dimitri. It takes a little longer for everyone else to catch on, but in the end, Anastasia realises realizes the truth when she begins to recall RepressedMemories of her childhood, and when her grandmother recognises recognizes her necklace. necklace.
* ''WesternAnimation/BarbiePrincessCharmSchool'': Blair Willows, the ordinary commoner who wins a scholarship to the titular RoyalSchool to become a Lady Royal, is really the missing Princess Sophia of Guardania, in other words, she was already a princess by birth but suffered amnesia and forgot it.
28th Nov '17 11:30:13 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the first ''Manga/TheLegendOfZelda'' manga, Link is revealed to be the HeroicBastard love child of the previous Zelda and her elf lover. Link was abandoned by his mother because she knew her husband would kill the child. Link himself never actually learns his heritage. His younger sister Zelda never tells him. This becomes awkward as [[SurpriseIncest Link had an (unrequited) crush on her]].

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* In the first ''Manga/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' manga, Link is revealed to be the HeroicBastard love child of the previous Zelda and her elf lover. Link was abandoned by his mother because she knew her husband would kill the child. Link himself never actually learns his heritage. His younger sister Zelda never tells him.him either. This becomes awkward as [[SurpriseIncest Link had an (unrequited) crush on her]].


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* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'':
** Near the end of the first book, Kestrel reveals to Tsunami that her mother is the queen of the [=SeaWings=].
** [[spoiler:Sunny]] is revealed to be princess of the [[spoiler:[=SandWings=]]].
23rd Nov '17 4:05:15 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler:Ruby Shell inadvertently blurts out, via a Changeling hive-mind that the heroes have been brought into, that Page Turner is the Changeling Queen. The other Bearers aren't that surprised though.]]

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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler:Ruby Shell inadvertently blurts out, via a Changeling hive-mind that the heroes have been brought into, that Page Turner is the Changeling Queen. The other Bearers aren't that surprised though. Page herself inadvertently reveals it to Gentle Step in the sequel, when she accidentally says "I" instead of "she" in reference to the Changeling Queen.]]
23rd Nov '17 2:30:03 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler:Ruby Shell inadvertently blurts out, via a Changeling hive-mind that the heroes have been brought into, that Page Turner is the Changeling Queen. The other Bearers aren't that surprised though.]]
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