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22nd Sep '17 5:45:14 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Moxie}}'', Mari reveals that she is on noble status to the barkeep [[http://www.moxiecomic.com/comic/pg36/ when she asks where Choco is]].
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30th Aug '17 4:21:28 PM cherrychels
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has been building up to one. The full reveal hasn't happened quite yet, but it's clear that Jon Snow is not Ned Stark's bastard child. [[spoiler: He's really the trueborn son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, making him the legitimate heir to the Iron Throne.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has been building up to one. The full reveal hasn't happened quite yet, but it's clear confirms that Jon Snow [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] has RoyalBlood and is not Ned Stark's bastard child. [[spoiler: He's really the heir to the [[spoiler:Iron Throne as the hidden trueborn son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, making him Stark.]] He is not the legitimate heir 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 Iron Throne.]]Baratheon dynasty, [[{{Nephewism}} raising Jon as his own son]] alongside his children in Winterfell and as one of the Stark family.]]
22nd Aug '17 8:47:11 PM KandC
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has been building up to one. The full reveal hasn't happened quite yet, but it's clear that Jon Snow is not Ned Stark's bastard child. [[spoiler: He's really the trueborn son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, making him the legitimate heir to the Iron Throne.]]
22nd Aug '17 8:38:37 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/BardicVoices'': In ''The Lark and the Wren'', once he is encouraged to [[IdentityAmnesia remember who he is]], it turns out that Kestrel is actually the prince of Birnam, fled after his uncle deposed his father and running from the assassins chasing him. However, when they go to confront his uncle, it turns out that his father was the tyrant while his uncle is a [[TheGoodKing good and popular king]] who only reluctantly sent the assassins in self defence. Kestrel chooses to renounce his claim to the throne in favour of his uncle and cousin -- in the process showing off his stammer to the people -- then completely disqualifies himself by marrying a gipsy and becoming a [[MagicMusic Bard]].

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* ''Literature/BardicVoices'': In ''The Lark and the Wren'', ''Literature/TheLarkAndTheWren'', once he is encouraged to [[IdentityAmnesia remember who he is]], it turns out that Kestrel is actually the prince of Birnam, fled after his uncle deposed his father and running from the assassins chasing him. However, when they go to confront his uncle, it turns out that his father was the tyrant while his uncle is a [[TheGoodKing good and popular king]] who only reluctantly sent the assassins in self defence. Kestrel chooses to renounce his claim to the throne in favour of his uncle and cousin -- in the process showing off his stammer to the people -- then completely disqualifies himself by marrying a gipsy and becoming a [[MagicMusic Bard]].
9th Aug '17 10:34:39 AM VulgarBee
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Krista Lenz's real name is revealed to be [[spoiler:Historia Reiss]], the surname belonging to the true rulers of the Walls.
16th Jul '17 11:08:02 AM ectostar
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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 [[SupriseIncest Link had an (unrequited) crush on her]].

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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 [[SupriseIncest [[SurpriseIncest Link had an (unrequited) crush on her]].
16th Jul '17 11:00:40 AM ectostar
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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 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 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 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]].was]]).



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13th Jul '17 2:22:23 AM BigKlingy
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'', Celica is an InternalReveal version of this trope: she, her starting party members and the player know she's the last remaining heir of Zofia, but Alm (her childhood friend) doesn't find out until more than halfway through the game, long after [[DramaticIrony he already made some brutal anti-noble comments towards her.]] [[spoiler: It also turns out that ''Alm'' is really royalty, he's the only son of Emperor Rudolf of Rigel, the country he's fighting. He only finds out the truth from his father after he mortally wounds him. Naturally he does ''not'' take this well.]] Interestingly, the spoilered example combines the BirthmarkOfDestiny, LukeIAmYourFather ''and'' OnlyTheChosenMayWield version of this trope.
9th Jul '17 3:49:40 PM MarkLungo
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* In ''Anime/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'', [[spoiler: Jean finds out that his mother was actually the second princess, believed to be dead, and that he is the heir to the throne]]. This is revealed [[spoiler: rather abruptly in episode 7 when Mauve grabs him on the street and tells him. She found out from a report that her subordinates gathered.]]

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* In ''Anime/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'', ''Manga/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'', [[spoiler: Jean finds out that his mother was actually the second princess, believed to be dead, and that he is the heir to the throne]]. This is revealed [[spoiler: rather abruptly in episode 7 when Mauve grabs him on the street and tells him. She found out from a report that her subordinates gathered.]]
30th Jun '17 5:15:08 PM Stevebob
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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''.''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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