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31st Dec '16 4:18:46 AM yisfidri
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* The French movie "Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu" uses this early on. An upper-class, white Catholic family has four daughters, three of which have married an Algerian Muslim, a Sephardic Jew and a Chinese Taoist. The final daughter is in a relationship with a Catholic... who's black. The three brothers-in-law take pictures of the fiancé with an attractive woman outside a hotel while in Paris, blissfully unaware of the hypocrisy of assigning stereotypes. When they show the sister the pictures, she asks what the hell is wrong with them, that's his ''sister''. They genuinely apologize to him and do what they can to reconcile the families (as the fiancé's father is as opposed to his daughter marrying a white girl as her father to having a black guy).

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* The French movie "Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu" uses this early on. An upper-class, white Catholic family has four daughters, three of which have married an Algerian Muslim, a Sephardic Jew and a Chinese Taoist. The final daughter is in a relationship with a Catholic... who's black. The three brothers-in-law take pictures of the fiancé with an attractive woman outside a hotel while in Paris, blissfully unaware of the hypocrisy of assigning stereotypes. When they show the sister the pictures, she asks what the hell is wrong with them, that's his ''sister''. They genuinely apologize to him and do what they can to reconcile the families (as the fiancé's father is as opposed to his daughter son marrying a white girl as her father to having his daughter marrying a black guy).
18th Nov '16 5:17:06 PM thatother1dude
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* Mayor Dewey believes the Gems are ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s older sisters. They're actually his guardians and {{Parental Substitute}}s.

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* Mayor Dewey believes the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The Crystal Gems are ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s older sisters. They're actually his Steven's guardians and {{Parental Substitute}}s.Substitute}}s, but Mayor Dewey assumed they were his sisters and his father's cousin assumed Garnet was his biological mother.
6th Nov '16 8:39:17 AM Tron80
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** In ''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 ''Supergirl ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Supergirl vol 2 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.
3rd Nov '16 3:59:44 PM merotoker
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* In one of the many commercials John Stamos (Uncle Jesse from ''Full House'') did for Dannon Oikos yogurt, the woman he was seeing had apparently broken up with him, and was surprised to see how well he was taking it as he indulged in his yogurt. But when an attractive woman then walks in, she is suddenly aghast that he seemingly found another girlfriend so quickly, smashing a picture. He informs her that the other woman is actually his sister and that the picture she smashed happened to be of their mother.

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* In one of the many commercials John Stamos (Uncle Jesse from ''Full House'') ''Series/FullHouse'') did for Dannon Oikos yogurt, the woman he was seeing had apparently broken up with him, and was surprised to see how well he was taking it as he indulged in his yogurt. But when an attractive woman then walks in, she is suddenly aghast that he seemingly found another girlfriend so quickly, smashing a picture. He informs her that the other woman is actually his sister and that the picture she smashed happened to be of their mother.



* Franchise/{{Superman}} and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} are cousins and they are -usually- extremely close since both are the Last Of Their Kind and biological family. They are so close that people who is not aware of their kinship, assumes that they are lovers. Some examples:
** In ''Comicbook/ActionComics #500'' Superman explains several fans how came to Earth, became a hero, met his cousin... A member of the audience then blurts out: "I never knew Supergirl was your cousin -- I guess I always thought she was your girlfriend!"

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} are cousins and they are -usually- extremely close since both are the Last Of Their Kind and biological family. They are so close that people who is not aware unaware of their kinship, assumes kinship assume that they are lovers. Some examples:
** In ''Comicbook/ActionComics #500'' Superman explains to several fans how he came to Earth, became a hero, met his cousin... A member of the audience then blurts out: "I never knew Supergirl was your cousin -- I guess I always thought she was your girlfriend!"



* A major plot point in ''Film/ThoroughlyModernMillie''. Millie sees Jimmy sneaking off at night with Miss Dorothy and assumes the worst. The movie ends with her realizing that she loves Jimmy...only to see him going off at night with Miss Dorothy ''and'' Muzzy. When she coolly confronts him and asks if she can join them, Jimmy cheerfully invites her to join him, [[spoiler:his sister, and his stepmother. It turns out the three pretended they were unrelated because Muzzy wanted her stepchildren to find people who loved them for themselves.]]
* In ''Film/{{Zathura}}'', [[spoiler:when Lisa finds out the astronaut she is attracted to throughout the movie is actually her little brother several years later, she cries, [[BrotherSisterIncest "OMG! And I wanted ta--"]] before an explosion cuts her sentence off. Needless to say, she was {{squick}}ed and befuddled by it all.]]

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* A major plot point in ''Film/ThoroughlyModernMillie''. Millie sees Jimmy sneaking off at night with Miss Dorothy and assumes the worst. The movie ends with her realizing that she loves Jimmy...only to see him going off at night with Miss Dorothy ''and'' Muzzy. When she coolly confronts him and asks if she can join them, Jimmy cheerfully invites her to join him, [[spoiler:his sister, and his stepmother. It turns out the three pretended they were unrelated because Muzzy wanted her stepchildren to find people who loved them for themselves.]]
themselves]].
* In ''Film/{{Zathura}}'', [[spoiler:when Lisa finds out the astronaut she is attracted to throughout the movie is actually her little brother several years later, she cries, [[BrotherSisterIncest "OMG! And I wanted ta--"]] before an explosion cuts her sentence off. Needless to say, she was {{squick}}ed and befuddled by it all.]]all]].



** In ''Dead Beat'', Waldo Butters (after meeting Thomas for the first time), [[spoiler:is hurt that Harry hasn't previously come out to him. Thomas deliberately kisses Harry on the head and pours him tea after listening to Harry's subsequent startled denial.]]

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** In ''Dead Beat'', Waldo Butters (after meeting Thomas for the first time), [[spoiler:is hurt that Harry hasn't previously come out to him. Thomas deliberately kisses Harry on the head and pours him tea after listening to Harry's subsequent startled denial.]]denial]].



* In ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo,'' Debray assumes Albert and Mercedes are having an affair after running into them at a seedy inn. The fact that Mercedes is veiled partly excuses the fact that he mistook his friend's ''mother'' for his mistress.
** There's also an earlier scene where the Count sees a painting of a younger Mercedes in peasant dress and makes a comment about her being Albert's mistress. While he's only pretending to make that mistake and actually knows who Mercedes is, it's kind of weird that Albert keeps a picture that his mother had made for his father as a romantic gesture [[note]] Fernand didn't want it because it reminded him of his past/his betrayal of Dantes[[/note]], and explains why he has such a massive OedipusComplex in ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}''.

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* In ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo,'' Debray assumes Albert and Mercedes are having an affair after running into them at a seedy inn. The fact that Mercedes is veiled partly excuses the fact that he mistook his friend's ''mother'' for his mistress.
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mistress. There's also an earlier scene where the Count sees a painting of a younger Mercedes in peasant dress and makes a comment about her being Albert's mistress. While he's only pretending to make that mistake and actually knows who Mercedes is, it's kind of weird that Albert keeps a picture that his mother had made for his father as a romantic gesture [[note]] Fernand didn't want it because it reminded him of his past/his betrayal of Dantes[[/note]], and explains why he has such a massive OedipusComplex in ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}''.



* In ''Literature/WalkTwoMoons'', after Phoebe's mother leaves on an unexpected trip, Phoebe and Sal track her down and catch her with a guy in his late teens, who she's kissing on the cheek. Phoebe, who saw the guy earlier and thought he might have been a deranged killer, is not happy. [[spoiler:When her mother returns, she brings him along and explains that he's her son from a previous marriage who she recently was reunited with]]. Sal also notices that her teacher, Mr. Birkway, and Mrs. Cadaver, the woman she and her father live with, spend quite a lot of time together and wonders if the two are in love. [[spoiler:It turns out that they're brother and sister.]]

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* In ''Literature/WalkTwoMoons'', after Phoebe's mother leaves on an unexpected trip, Phoebe and Sal track her down and catch her with a guy in his late teens, who she's kissing on the cheek. Phoebe, who saw the guy earlier and thought he might have been a deranged killer, is not happy. [[spoiler:When her mother returns, she brings him along and explains that he's her son from a previous marriage who she recently was reunited with]]. with.]] Sal also notices that her teacher, Mr. Birkway, and Mrs. Cadaver, the woman she and her father live with, spend quite a lot of time together and wonders if the two are in love. [[spoiler:It turns out that they're brother and sister.]]



* A darker variation occurs in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8L75guzMn4 The Tailor Shop on Enbizaka]]'' from the Music/{{Vocaloid}} series Franchise/{{EvilliousChronicles}}. The tailor sees her lover with three different girls on different occasions, much to her annoyance. [[spoiler: It turns out that her "lover" never even met her before and the three girls were his wife and two daughters. Who the tailor all murdered in a jealous rage, including the man as well.]]

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* A darker variation occurs in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8L75guzMn4 The Tailor Shop on Enbizaka]]'' from the Music/{{Vocaloid}} series Franchise/{{EvilliousChronicles}}.Franchise/EvilliousChronicles. The tailor sees her lover with three different girls on different occasions, much to her annoyance. [[spoiler: It turns out that her "lover" never even met her before and the three girls were his wife and two daughters. Who the tailor all murdered in a jealous rage, including the man as well.]]



* In "VisualNovel/MyCandyLove", upon the player character's first meeting with Amber, she is told to "stay away from Nathaniel." She then goes to talk to Nathaniel and has the option of warning him about a girl named Amber who likes him. Since Amber is his twin sister, he's a little ticked off (although to be fair, the player had no way of knowing that.)

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* In "VisualNovel/MyCandyLove", ''VisualNovel/MyCandyLove'', upon the player character's first meeting with Amber, she is told to "stay away from Nathaniel." She then goes to talk to Nathaniel and has the option of warning him about a girl named Amber who likes him. Since Amber is his twin sister, he's a little ticked off (although to be fair, the player had no way of knowing that.)



* One of the [[http://notalwaysright.com/the-customer-is-not-always-related/31649 stories]] in ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' has an [[Main/InvertedTrope inverse.]] In this story, the two people '''are''' a couple but are mistaken for siblings.

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* One of the {{Inverted|Trope}} in one [[http://notalwaysright.com/the-customer-is-not-always-related/31649 stories]] in ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' has an [[Main/InvertedTrope inverse.]] In this story, story]] on ''Website/NotAlwaysRight''; the two people '''are''' a couple but are mistaken for siblings.



-->'''Lisa''': Sister! You mean she's not your girlfriend?
-->'''Luke''': Hell, no. They outlawed that in this state two years ago.



* 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 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 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.



* Ex-England football team coach Sven Goran Eriksson was snapped with a young blonde. The Daily Star "[[BritishNewspapers newspaper]]" ran a front page story, basically emphasising the fact that she was young, blonde and worth a few "Phwoar!"s. Just like the outcome of the above example, this woman was eventually revealed to be his daughter and not his girlfriend.

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* Ex-England football team coach Sven Goran Eriksson was snapped with a young blonde. The Daily Star "[[BritishNewspapers "[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers newspaper]]" ran a front page story, basically emphasising the fact that she was young, blonde and worth a few "Phwoar!"s. Just like the outcome of the above example, this woman was eventually revealed to be his daughter and not his girlfriend.
20th Oct '16 3:40:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/KullTheConqueror'': Kull assumes Ascalante to be Zareta's lover since he's so keen on rescuing her. When he asks Zareta directly, she reveals that Ascalante is her brother. She later becomes Kull's lover.

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* ''Film/KullTheConqueror'': Kull assumes Ascalante to be Zareta's lover since he's so keen on rescuing her. When he asks Zareta directly, directly about their relation to each other, she reveals that Ascalante is her brother. She later becomes Kull's lover.
19th Oct '16 2:31:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/KullTheConqueror'': Kull assumes Ascalante to be Zareta's lover since he's so keen on rescuing her. When he asks Zareta directly, she reveals that Ascalante is her brother. She later becomes Kull's lover.
17th Oct '16 11:22:36 AM hujwernoo
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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1658957 This]] ''Avengers'' High School AU, where Thor apparently forgot to tell all his friends he has a younger brother. Doesn't help that Loki is ObviouslyAdopted.

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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1658957 This]] ''Avengers'' High School AU, where Thor apparently forgot to tell all his friends he has a younger brother. Doesn't help that Loki is ObviouslyAdopted.clearly not blood related.
17th Oct '16 11:21:42 AM hujwernoo
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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1658957 This]] ''Avengers'' High School AU, where Thor apparently forgot to tell all his friends he has a younger brother. Doesn't help that Loki is ObviouslyAdopted.
16th Oct '16 12:48:56 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* Inverted in Groovelily's ''Striking 12'' in the [[FantasySequence imaginary party sequence]]. The protagonist can't bring himself to tell an acquaintance he's broken his engagement to Diane, so when Diane arrives with another man, the acquaintance assumes it's her brother. She ends up saying, "I don't think I've ever seen two siblings kissing quite like that..."
16th Oct '16 12:14:14 AM Tron80
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* Franchise/{{Superman}} and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} are cousins and they are -usually- extremely close since both are the Last Of Their Kind and biological family. They are so close that people who is not aware of their kinship, assumes that they are lovers. Some examples:
** In ''Comicbook/ActionComics #500'' Superman explains several fans how came to Earth, became a hero, met his cousin... A member of the audience then blurts out: "I never knew Supergirl was your cousin -- I guess I always thought she was your girlfriend!"
** In ''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.
--->'''Linda:''' 'Fraid you're on your own today, Joanie. I've got a date for lunch.\\
'''Joan:''' With the gorgeous Mr. Philip Decker, I presume--?\\
'''Linda:''' Nope. A different man... named Clark Kent.\\
'''Joan:''' Clark Kent... THE Clark Kent, the news guy from GBS?! Don't you ever see guys who aren't nationally famous?\\
'''Linda:''' Relax, Joan. Clark's my cousin!



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