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17th Sep '17 8:45:28 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Fireheart and Sandstorm encounter a strange kittypet she-cat who starts fawning over Fireheart and licking him furiously. Sandstorm, who at the time wasn't Fireheart's mate but clearly had feelings for him, seems a bit unnerved by the she-cat's affection. However, Fireheart quickly mentions that she's his sister, Princess.



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* Invoked in ''Webcomic/{{Beloved}}''. Wei Wei tries to cover up the fact she's involved with a high schooler by saying that she's her aunt.
11th Sep '17 3:22:51 PM Eievie
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Oftentimes, the one who catches the two together is a lover or love interest of one of the siblings, and thus [[MistakenForCheating thinks that he/she is cheating]] or doesn't like her/him. Drama and/or HilarityEnsues.

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Oftentimes, the one who catches the two together is a lover or love interest of one of the siblings, and thus [[MistakenForCheating thinks that he/she is they are cheating]] or doesn't like her/him.them. Drama and/or HilarityEnsues.



This is somewhat the inverse of, but definitely comparable to, LikeBrotherAndSister. If the characters ''themselves'' don't know, it's SurpriseIncest. If their resemblance to a romantic couple is particularly convincing, there may be IncestSubtext at work; if it's more convincing than the idea that they're brother and sister even to the audience who's already in on the secret, that's probably a RelationshipWritingFumble. Sometimes though, it [[BrotherSisterIncest happens to be]] [[NotWhatItLooksLike Exactly What It Looks Like]].

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This is somewhat the inverse of, but definitely comparable to, LikeBrotherAndSister.LikeBrotherAndSister--in which they have a close, platonic, but non-genetic relationship. If the characters ''themselves'' don't know, it's SurpriseIncest. If their resemblance to a romantic couple is particularly convincing, there may be IncestSubtext at work; if it's more convincing than the idea that they're brother and sister even to the audience who's already in on the secret, that's probably a RelationshipWritingFumble. Sometimes though, it [[BrotherSisterIncest happens to be]] [[NotWhatItLooksLike Exactly What It Looks Like]].



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10th Sep '17 8:13:59 PM Pichu-kun
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* On ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}},'' Cat's emails get hacked and Kara, Jimmy and Winn are tasked with going through them to find anything potentially scandalous. They find evidence that Cat has been wiring money monthly to some unknown twenty-four-year-old man. When Kara brings this up to Cat--certainly not suggesting that she might be paying for a male escort or something!--Cat explains that he's her estranged older son.

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* On ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}},'' 2015}}'':
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Cat's emails get hacked and Kara, Jimmy and Winn are tasked with going through them to find anything potentially scandalous. They find evidence that Cat has been wiring money monthly to some unknown twenty-four-year-old man. When Kara brings this up to Cat--certainly not suggesting that she might be paying for a male escort or something!--Cat explains that he's her estranged older son.
** Kara and Alex have been mistaken for a couple at least once. They're foster sisters.
1st Sep '17 5:02:06 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* ''Series/FullHouse'' had an episode where Kimmy and Stephanie see DJ's boyfriend Steve with a woman who turns out to be his cousin.

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* ''Series/FullHouse'' had an episode where Kimmy and Stephanie see DJ's boyfriend Steve with a another woman, but the woman who turns out was later revealed to be his cousin.



* Played with a lot in ''Series/{{Castle}}'', where Rick says to Beckett more than once things like 'I've got a big date' or that he has a lady to see when he's actually just talking about his daughter Alexis. As a GenreSavvy writer, he does this deliberately to feed the UnresolvedSexualTension and make Beckett jealous, which she does a poor job of hiding for someone trying to convince [[EveryoneCanSeeIt everyone]] (including herself) that [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend her relationship with Rick is strictly professional]]. It also shows up in a more conventional form in one episode where a famous baseball player's wife suspects him of an affair after he's seen with a pretty young woman. Turns out it's his daughter from a previous relationship.

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* Played with a lot in ''Series/{{Castle}}'', where Rick says to Beckett more than once things like 'I've got a big date' or that he has a lady to see when he's actually just talking about his daughter Alexis. As a GenreSavvy writer, he does this deliberately to feed the UnresolvedSexualTension and make Beckett jealous, which she does a poor job of hiding for someone trying to convince [[EveryoneCanSeeIt everyone]] (including herself) that [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend her relationship with Rick is strictly professional]]. It also shows up in a more conventional form in one episode where a famous baseball player's wife suspects him of an affair after he's seen with a pretty young woman. Turns out it's an attractive young(er) woman--the younger woman is actually his daughter from a previous relationship.relationship, who assures the woman (technically her stepmother...of sorts) that her father really did love her.



* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'': Teddy sees Spencer with a girl named Skylar and confronts him about it, only for Spencer to inform her that Skylar is his cousin. [[spoiler: He was lying. He was actually dating Skylar on the side and Skylar was under the impression that ''Teddy'' was his cousin. When they eventually realize the truth, neither one takes it well.]]

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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'': Teddy sees Spencer with a girl named Skylar and confronts him about it, only for Spencer to inform her that Skylar is Skylar's actually his cousin. [[spoiler: He was lying. He was actually He's lying--he's dating Skylar on the side and Skylar that Skylar, who had no idea that Spencer already had a girlfriend, was under the impression that ''Teddy'' was his cousin. When they the two girls eventually realize the truth, neither one takes it well.well--''especially'' Teddy.]]
13th Jul '17 4:28:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Taboo}}'': Subverted when Lorna Bow sees James Delaney paying a lot of attention to Zilpha during an upper class party they were invited to. The two women later run into each other in the ladies room, and Lorna inquires of Zilpha whether she should consider her a rival for James's affections. Zilpha defiantly states she has no cause to worry since she and James share the same father. The subversion results from the fact that the two half-siblings actually [[BrotherSisterIncest used to be lovers]] as teenagers and still share a large amount of sexual tension.
13th Jul '17 4:19:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/RogerEbert listed a variant of this trope in his analytical book ''Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerms'' as the "Inevitable Sister".
-->In any movie where the heroine catches her boyfriend dancing in public with another woman, and makes a big scene, the other woman invariably turns out to be the boyfriend's sister. Cf. Film/{{MYSTIC PIZZA}}, etc.
12th Jul '17 8:21:37 AM NNinja
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* Inverted in ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''. When Sigma sees a young girl on a picture Tenmyouji has, he mistakenly things that the girl is Tenmyouji's granddaughter. Quark then clarifies that the girl was Tenmyouji's first love. [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Tenmyouji denies]]. Sigma doesn't buy his denial and calls him "hopeless romantic".

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* ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'':
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Inverted in ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''. When Sigma sees a young girl on a picture Tenmyouji has, he mistakenly things that the girl is Tenmyouji's granddaughter. Quark then clarifies that the girl was Tenmyouji's first love. [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Tenmyouji denies]]. Sigma doesn't buy his denial and calls him "hopeless romantic".romantic".
** In ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' when Carlos talks about Maria, Junpei asks if Maria is his girlfriend. Maria is Carlo's sister.
26th Jun '17 8:32:41 PM Gamermaster
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* Variation in ''TonariNoKashiwagiSan''. Yuuta sees his crush Kotone with Kotori's husband Takuya and initially believes that there's cheating afoot, [[DramaticIrony unaware of the fact that Kotone and Kotori are sisters]]. The misunderstanding gets cleared up almost immediately.

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* Variation in ''TonariNoKashiwagiSan''.''Manga/TonariNoKashiwagiSan''. Yuuta sees his crush Kotone with Kotori's husband Takuya and initially believes that there's cheating afoot, [[DramaticIrony unaware of the fact that Kotone and Kotori are sisters]]. The misunderstanding gets cleared up almost immediately.
8th Jun '17 12:06:50 AM Gamermaster
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* Variation in ''TonariNoKashiwagiSan''. Yuuta sees his crush Kotone with Kotori's husband Takuya and initially believes that there's cheating afoot, [[DramaticIrony unaware of the fact that Kotone and Kotori are sisters]]. The misunderstanding gets cleared up almost immediately.
26th May '17 7:27:59 PM merotoker
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* Shiba Tatsuya and Shiba Miyuki from ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' are a pair of rather ''affectionate'' siblings. So much so that even their innocuous conversation with each other creates an atmosphere that others begin to think about incest. It is no wonder that [[TheRival Ichijou Masaki]] mistook them for lovers when he first met them. His startled realization that they are actually siblings is PlayedForLaughs, at the same time, in the future, [[spoiler:we first learn about the incestuous feelings of Miyuki, and then that Tatsuya is ready to try to love her as a woman. In general, at the moment they are engaged after a series of events ...]]

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* Shiba Tatsuya and Shiba Miyuki from ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' are a pair of rather ''affectionate'' siblings. So much so that even their innocuous conversation with each other creates an atmosphere that others begin to think about incest. It is no wonder that [[TheRival Ichijou Masaki]] mistook them for lovers when he first met them. His startled realization that they are actually siblings is PlayedForLaughs, at the same time, in the future, [[spoiler:we first learn about the incestuous feelings of Miyuki, and then that Tatsuya is ready to try to love her as a woman. In general, at the moment they are engaged after a series of events ...]]events ..]].



** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Supergirl vol 2]] #20'', Linda Danvers -Supergirl's secret identity- tells her friend Joan that she's got a date for lunch with Clark Kent. When Joan starts gushing about her hot date, Linda tells Clarks is her cousin.

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** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Supergirl vol 2]] #20'', Linda Danvers -Supergirl's secret identity- tells her friend Joan that she's got a date for lunch with Clark Kent. When Joan starts gushing about her hot date, Linda tells Clarks explains Clark is her cousin.



* In the ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2601490/1/Resilience_of_the_Soul Resilience of the Soul]]'', [[OriginalCharacter Linca's]] {{backstory}} involves the time she became upset when she saw her lover hugging a pregnant woman who turned out to actually be his sister. [[spoiler:[[DarkAndTroubledPast It's not funny though]]- before the matter can be cleared up, [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength she accidentally kills him]]]].

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* In the ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2601490/1/Resilience_of_the_Soul Resilience of the Soul]]'', [[OriginalCharacter Linca's]] {{backstory}} involves the time she became upset when she saw her lover hugging a pregnant woman who turned out to actually be his sister. [[spoiler:[[DarkAndTroubledPast It's not funny though]]- before the matter can be cleared up, [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength she accidentally kills him]]]].him]].]]



* {{ComicStrip/Luann}}: In one arc, Brad, smitten with Toni, goes to a car show where she's at but sees her with some more handsome guy. Brad is upset, but it later turns out the guy is her brother. The coast isn't clear, though: Toni reveals that she ''does'' in fact already have a boyfriend.

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* {{ComicStrip/Luann}}: ''{{ComicStrip/Luann}}'': In one arc, Brad, smitten with Toni, goes to a car show where she's at but sees her with some more handsome guy. Brad is upset, but it later turns out the guy is her brother. The coast isn't clear, though: Toni reveals that she ''does'' in fact already have a boyfriend.



* In ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureEyesOfHeaven'', [[{{StalkerWithACrush}} Narciso Anasui]]/[[{{DubNameChange}} Narc Anastasia]] is aghast when he finds his crush, Jolyne, talking to a young guy he doesn't recognize. Turns out it's [[{{TimeTravel}} a younger version of Jotaro Kujo]]...[[{{KidFromTheFuture}} Jolyne's future dad]], something that also takes ''Jotaro'' by surprise.

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* In ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureEyesOfHeaven'', [[{{StalkerWithACrush}} [[StalkerWithACrush Narciso Anasui]]/[[{{DubNameChange}} Anasui]]/[[DubNameChange Narc Anastasia]] is aghast when he finds his crush, Jolyne, talking to a young guy he doesn't recognize. Turns out it's [[{{TimeTravel}} [[TimeTravel a younger version of Jotaro Kujo]]...[[{{KidFromTheFuture}} [[KidFromTheFuture Jolyne's future dad]], something that also takes ''Jotaro'' by surprise.



* Inverted in ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''. When Sigma sees a young girl on a picture Tenmyouji has, he mistakenly things that the girl is Tenmyouji's granddaughter. Quark then clarifies that the girl was Tenmyouji's first love. [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend Tenmyouji denies]]. Sigma doesn't buy his denial and calls him "hopeless romantic".

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* Inverted in ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''. When Sigma sees a young girl on a picture Tenmyouji has, he mistakenly things that the girl is Tenmyouji's granddaughter. Quark then clarifies that the girl was Tenmyouji's first love. [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Tenmyouji denies]]. Sigma doesn't buy his denial and calls him "hopeless romantic".
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