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21st Mar '18 7:12:54 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Characters may often claim that others are their relatives when they have no relation to them, often to [[ThickerThanWater justify a character spending time around them without looking suspicious, or to mention why a character has suddenly appeared in their lives]]. They may also invent an entirely fictitious relative to get something done, often disguising themselves as said relative.

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Characters may often claim that others are their relatives when they have no relation to them, often to [[ThickerThanWater justify a character spending time around them without looking suspicious, or to mention why a character has suddenly appeared in their lives]]. They may also invent an entirely fictitious relative to get something done, often disguising themselves as said the relative.
27th Feb '18 10:25:04 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' and its sequel ''Webcomic/AkiChansLife'', Shinji and Asuka don't want to explain that [[spoiler:Aki is their KidFromTheFuture]], so they claim she's Asuka's four-year-old cousin... which prompts [[spoiler:Aki]] to happily exclaim: "Yes, I'm [[spoiler:Mama's]] cousin! Hey, what's a cousin?"

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* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' and its sequel ''Webcomic/AkiChansLife'', Shinji and Asuka don't want to explain that [[spoiler:Aki is their KidFromTheFuture]], KidFromTheFuture]] yet, so they claim she's Asuka's four-year-old cousin... which prompts [[spoiler:Aki]] to happily exclaim: "Yes, I'm [[spoiler:Mama's]] cousin! Hey, what's a cousin?"
23rd Feb '18 6:50:36 PM thatother1dude
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-->'''Random Co-Worker:''' Hey, Sully, is the kid yours?\\

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-->'''Random --->'''Random Co-Worker:''' Hey, Sully, is the kid yours?\\
8th Feb '18 9:21:29 AM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', Lance and Alana pretend to be brother and sister and that Octus is their father. Octus' ''other'' persona, a teenage student named Newton, is apparently presented as some other relative, as no one questions him .

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', Lance and Alana pretend to be brother and sister and that Octus is their father. Octus' ''other'' persona, a teenage student named Newton, is apparently presented as some other relative, as no one questions him .him only ever being at the same house outside school.
1st Feb '18 6:43:06 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn]]'', Edward tells Bella's father that Renesme is his niece that they're adopting. The kid is obviously their own, as she looks like Edward with Bella's eyes, but Charlie goes along with it because he doesn't want to know how they conceived and had a toddler within one month.

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* In ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn]]'', Edward tells Bella's father that Renesme is his niece that they're adopting. The kid is obviously their own, as she looks like Edward with Bella's eyes, but Charlie goes along with it because he doesn't want to know how they conceived and had a toddler [[ExpressDelivery within one month.month]].
1st Feb '18 2:32:00 PM thatother1dude
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* The ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' episode "Attack of Mark's Clone" has this occur when[[spoiler: Grimes finds Mark trapped in his closet, only to have Clone Mark (who had imprisoned him there and taken his place) walk in. Clone Mark briefly and very unconvincingly tries to claim Mark is his brother "who lives in the closet" but quickly gives up and shoots Grimes in the leg.]]

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* The In the ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' episode "Attack of Mark's Clone" has this occur when[[spoiler: Clone", Grimes finds Mark trapped in his closet, only to have Clone Mark (who had imprisoned him there and taken his place) walk in. Clone Mark briefly and very unconvincingly tries to claim Mark is his brother "who lives in the closet" but [[NotEvenBotheringWithAnExcuse quickly gives up up]] and shoots Grimes in the leg.]]
1st Feb '18 2:27:41 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', Lance and Alana pretend to be brother and sister and that Octus is their father.
* Mr. Hyunh on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' tries this in order to get a job promotion, tricking his boss into thinking Granpa Phil is his dad, Arnold is his son, Oskar's wife Suzie is his wife and the rest of the people living in the border house are related to him... of course, it doesn't work in the end - plus the fact that he's asian and no one else in his supposed family is.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', Lance and Alana pretend to be brother and sister and that Octus is their father.
father. Octus' ''other'' persona, a teenage student named Newton, is apparently presented as some other relative, as no one questions him .
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': When Mr. Hyunh on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' tries this in order thinks he needs a family to get a job promotion, tricking he tricks his boss into thinking Granpa Phil is his dad, Arnold is his son, Oskar's wife Suzie is his wife and the rest of the people living in the border house are related to him... him (even though Hyunh is the only one of them that's Asian, and there's no mention of adoption). Of course, it doesn't work in the end - plus the fact that he's asian and no one else in his supposed family is.proves unnecessary.
1st Feb '18 2:27:41 PM thatother1dude
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1st Feb '18 2:15:46 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'': Rito tells people Lala is a distant relative to excuse her InnocentCohabitation. No one really pays any attention to this fact, seeing as she loudly declared that she was his bride, and it's not like she's subtle in her affections either, subverting the whole point of the lie.

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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'': ''Manga/ToLoveRu'':
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Rito tells people Lala is a distant relative to excuse her InnocentCohabitation. No one really pays any attention to this fact, seeing as she loudly declared that she was his bride, and it's not like she's subtle in her affections either, subverting the whole point of the lie.lie.
** When Saruyama fell in love with "Riko", [[LovesMyAlterEgo who's actually Rito]] [[GenderBender turned into a girl]], Lala claims they're relatives to explain their resemblance and how she found a random girl Saruyama saw in the street.



* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Shinichi excuses frequently hanging out with Shinichi's friends and family in his [[FountainOfYouth Conan persona]] by claiming to be a distant relative to the Kudos.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Shinichi excuses frequently hanging out with Shinichi's his friends and family in his [[FountainOfYouth Conan persona]] by claiming to be a distant relative to the Kudos.Kudos. In this case, the relation is real, it's the "distant" part that's a lie.


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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma fears his mother Nodoka will make him commit {{Seppuku}} if she finds out about his SexShifter Jusenkyo curse. So, whenever Nodoka comes to the Tendo household, Ranma uses his female form to pose as a relative of the Tendo family named "Ranko". (Gendo, meanwhile, uses his panda form to pretend to be a family pet.)
1st Feb '18 1:46:02 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' frequently uses this excuse to justify why Conan is frequently hanging out with Shinichi's friends and family. Supposedly, Conan Edogawa is a distant relative to the Kudos.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' frequently uses this excuse to justify why Conan is ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Shinichi excuses frequently hanging out with Shinichi's friends and family. Supposedly, family in his [[FountainOfYouth Conan Edogawa is persona]] by claiming to be a distant relative to the Kudos.
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