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9th Dec '17 8:03:54 AM ZashikiWarashi
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* In ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/3532730/3/ Returning Echoes]]'', a jealous Winry slaps Alphonse and runs off when he brings home a blond woman, unaware said woman is [[GenderBender Edward]].
30th Nov '17 6:34:42 PM merotoker
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Also an {{inversion}} of RelativelyFlimsyExcuse, when a character lies about another character being related to them in order to provide a cover story.

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Also an {{inversion}} {{inver|tedTrope}}sion of RelativelyFlimsyExcuse, when a character lies about another character being related to them in order to provide a cover story.



* ''Literature/NorthAndSouth'' by Elizabeth Gaskell. Similarly, the heroine Margaret Hale's reputation is damaged in the hero's eyes after she is observed saying an intimate goodbye to a young man at a train station, and then lies about it. She cannot reveal that the young man was her brother as he is a wanted man.

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* ''Literature/NorthAndSouth'' by Elizabeth Gaskell.Creator/ElizabethGaskell. Similarly, the heroine Margaret Hale's reputation is damaged in the hero's eyes after she is observed saying an intimate goodbye to a young man at a train station, and then lies about it. She cannot reveal that the young man was her brother as he is a wanted man.



* Part of the solution in one ''Series/{{House}}'' episode.

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* %%* Part of the solution in one ''Series/{{House}}'' episode.



* [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]] and PlayedForDrama in the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode "Thick As Thieves". As the detectives eventually find out, the VictimOfTheWeek and her boyfriend were a team of con artists who claimed to be a couple as part of their swindling strategy when the truth is the "boyfriend" was the victim's ''son''.

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* [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]] {{Exploited|Trope}} and PlayedForDrama in the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode "Thick As Thieves". As the detectives eventually find out, the VictimOfTheWeek and her boyfriend were a team of con artists who claimed to be a couple as part of their swindling strategy when the truth is the "boyfriend" was the victim's ''son''.



* In the [[Literature/ChildBallads Child Ballad]] "Child Maurice" or "Gil Maurice", the titular character is murdered by a jealous lord whose wife he arranged to secretly meet in a forest. The wife then confesses to the lord that he was not her lover, but an illegitimate son that she bore in secret before their relationship.

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* In the [[Literature/ChildBallads Child Ballad]] Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} "Child Maurice" or "Gil Maurice", the titular character is murdered by a jealous lord whose wife he arranged to secretly meet in a forest. The wife then confesses to the lord that he was not her lover, but an illegitimate son that she bore in secret before their relationship.



* 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'', ''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.



* {{Inverted|Trope}} in one [[http://notalwaysright.com/the-customer-is-not-always-related/31649 story]] on ''Website/NotAlwaysRight''; the two people '''are''' a couple but are mistaken for siblings.

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in one [[http://notalwaysright.com/the-customer-is-not-always-related/31649 [[https://notalwaysright.com/the-customer-is-not-always-related/77663/ story]] on ''Website/NotAlwaysRight''; the two people '''are''' a couple but are mistaken for siblings.



* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': In the episode "Missing Linka", a disguised Wheeler helps saves the life of Linka in her hometown in Russia. He initially assumes that a guy named Mishka is her boyfriend, but it's later revealed that Mishka and Linka are actually brother-and-sister.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': In the episode "Missing Linka", a disguised Wheeler helps saves the life of Linka in her hometown in Russia. He initially assumes that a guy named Mishka is her boyfriend, but it's later revealed that Mishka and Linka are actually brother-and-sister.siblings.



** There is a variation in the episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade", some guys make fun of Bart by saying Lisa is his girlfriend after they see them holding hands. To be fair, the guys probably thought that Bart and Lisa were just unrelated friends/classmates instead of siblings.

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** There is a variation in the episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade", Grade"; some guys make fun of Bart by saying Lisa is his girlfriend after they see them holding hands. To be fair, the guys probably thought that Bart and Lisa were just unrelated friends/classmates instead of siblings.
25th Nov '17 5:26:14 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': In the episode "Missing Linka", a disguised Wheeler helps saves the life of Linka in her hometown in Russia. He believes that a guy named Mishka is Linka's boyfriend, but it's later revealed that he's actually her brother.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', "Wedding Bell Blues", Jon's cousin Marion, in town for her upcoming wedding, comes over to visit. She says the groom-to-be is named Harold John. When she points out the coincidence, and that, as a result of the wedding, she'll be "Marion John" (say it out loud), Garfield interprets the remark as the woman being Jon's secret fiancée and spends the episode worrying that Jon won't pay as much attention to him after the wedding, but more that their children will play harmful games with him. At the end, he discovers what the viewer knew from the beginning: that the woman is Jon's cousin and she is marrying a man whose last name is John. His attempt to disrupt the wedding is fortunately taken in good humor and the wedding continues.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': In the episode "Missing Linka", a disguised Wheeler helps saves the life of Linka in her hometown in Russia. He believes initially assumes that a guy named Mishka is Linka's her boyfriend, but it's later revealed that he's Mishka and Linka are actually her brother.
brother-and-sister.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', "Wedding Bell Blues", Jon's cousin Marion, cousin, Marian, in town for her upcoming wedding, comes over to visit. She says the groom-to-be visit her cousin, who she hasn't seen in years. Marion explains to Jon that her soon-to-be husband's name is named Harold John. When "Harold ''John''," and when she points out the coincidence, and that, as a result of the wedding, she'll be "Marion "Marian John" (say it out loud), loud). Garfield interprets and Odie were standing outside the remark window of Jon's house when they hear Marian say this, but (not realizing that she and Jon are just cousins) misinterpret their exchange as the woman Marian being Jon's secret fiancée and spends the episode worrying fiancé. Garfield soon gets worried that Jon won't pay as much as attention to him after the wedding, but more he gets married, as well as worrying that their Jon's potential future children will play harmful games with him. At the end, he discovers what the viewer knew from the beginning: that the woman Marian is just Jon's cousin and she is that she's marrying a man whose last name is John. happens to be "John." His attempt attempts to disrupt the wedding is fortunately taken in good humor and the wedding continues.



** There is a variation in the episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade", some guys make fun of Bart by saying Lisa is his girlfriend. To be fair, the guys probably thought that Bart and Lisa were probably just unrelated friends/classmates instead of siblings.

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** There is a variation in the episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade", some guys make fun of Bart by saying Lisa is his girlfriend. girlfriend after they see them holding hands. To be fair, the guys probably thought that Bart and Lisa were probably just unrelated friends/classmates instead of siblings.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "De Plane! De Plane!", Candace becomes jealous when she finds her crush, Jeremy, seemingly flirting with another girl, who turns out to be his cousin--Jeremy reveals that she was actually talking about how she was trapped on a videogame level, and that it took her at least a week to get out of it.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "De Plane! De Plane!", Candace becomes jealous when she finds her crush, Jeremy, seemingly flirting with another girl, who later turns out to be his cousin--Jeremy reveals explains that she the conversation Candace overheard between was actually talking them was Nicolette (Jeremy's cousin) telling him about how this videogame level that she was trapped on a videogame level, and that it took her at least a week to get out of it.it and move on to the next level.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' Mystique brings Wanda into the Brotherhood house and Pietro has a huge OhCrap moment when he sees her. During her rampage around the house, Fred asks if she's an ex-girlfriend. Pietro responds "worse - she's my sister".
* On ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Mordecai sees a man bending down in front of his crush Margaret, and overhears her saying "Yes dude, yes!" Thinking the man was her fiancee, Mordecai spends the episode in a depression. At the end we find out that the guy was her cousin, John, and the reason he was bending in front of her was because he was showing her his prosthetic leg.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' Mystique brings Wanda into the Brotherhood house and Pietro has a huge OhCrap moment when he sees her. During her rampage around the house, Fred asks if she's an ex-girlfriend. Pietro responds "worse - -- she's my sister".
* On ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Mordecai sees a man bending down in front of his crush crush, Margaret, and overhears her saying "Yes dude, yes!" Thinking the man was her fiancee, fiancé, Mordecai spends the episode in a depression. At In the end we find end, it turns out that the guy (named John) was her actually just Margaret's cousin, John, and that the reason he exchange Mordecai was bending in front of her was because he was actually just John showing her off his new prosthetic leg.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode [[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS2E5TheFlower "The Flower"]] Gumball is jealous of Leslie because the latter has been hanging out with Penny more, but it turns out that Leslie is Penny's cousin. (Leslie is also implied to be gay.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode [[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS2E5TheFlower "The Flower"]] Gumball is jealous of Leslie because the latter has been hanging out with Penny more, but it turns out that Leslie is Penny's cousin. (Leslie is cousin--it should also be noted that Leslie has been implied to be gay.)
18th Nov '17 4:30:42 PM Mikebissle
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* In the 2009 film ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', when Dorian introduces herself to Sybil Vane for the first time, he says he saw her previously in a gin tavern but was unable to talk to her because she'd left with another man. He's noticeably uncomfortable, assuming the man was her lover, until she says that the man she left with was "Jim... my brother."
29th Oct '17 9:33:01 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Film/ArchieBackToRiverdale'', Jughead's son gets mistaken for Archie's son by his teachers at their high school reunion.

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* In ''Film/ArchieBackToRiverdale'', ''Film/ArchieToRiverdaleAndBackAgain'', Jughead's son gets mistaken for Archie's son by his teachers at their high school reunion.
29th Oct '17 9:31:03 AM Pichu-kun
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* Invoked in ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi''. Shouya meets a boy who says he's Shouko's boyfriend. The awkward part Shouko is around seventeen while the kid is a middle schooler. As in turns out the two are related, with Yuzuru being Shouko's overprotective little ''[[{{Bifauxnen}} sister]]''.

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* Invoked in ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi''.''Manga/ASilentVoice''. Shouya meets a boy who says he's Shouko's boyfriend. The awkward part Shouko is around seventeen while the kid is a middle schooler. As in turns out the two are related, with Yuzuru being Shouko's overprotective little ''[[{{Bifauxnen}} sister]]''.


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* In ''Film/ArchieBackToRiverdale'', Jughead's son gets mistaken for Archie's son by his teachers at their high school reunion.
20th Oct '17 10:41:50 AM Jeduthun
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Also an {{inversion}} of RelativelyFlimsyExcuse, when a character lies about another character being related to them in order to provide an excuse.

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Also an {{inversion}} of RelativelyFlimsyExcuse, when a character lies about another character being related to them in order to provide an excuse.
a cover story.
20th Oct '17 10:41:39 AM Jeduthun
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Also an {{inversion}} of RelativelyFlimsyExcuse, when a character lies about another character being related to them in order to provide an excuse.
30th Sep '17 10:39:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TangoAndCash'': Cash initially assumes Tango's sister to be his girlfriend. Which, when you think about it, unwittingly makes Cash far more of an asshole when he starts flirting with her behind Tango's back than he would [[MySisterIsOffLimits otherwise be]].

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* ''Film/TangoAndCash'': Cash initially assumes Tango's sister to be his girlfriend. For that matter, so did probably most viewers, since it's never spelled out until Tango accidentally walks on on them. Which, when you think about it, unwittingly makes Cash far more of an asshole when he starts flirting with her behind Tango's back than he would [[MySisterIsOffLimits otherwise be]].
30th Sep '17 10:37:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TangoAndCash'': Cash initially assumes Tango's sister to be his girlfriend. Which, when you think about it, unwittingly makes Cash far more of an asshole when he starts flirting with her behind Tango's back than he would [[MySisterIsOffLimits otherwise be]].
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