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18th Sep '16 10:35:14 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' [[ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour Johnny Storm]] and [[ComicBook/UltimateXMen Bobby Drake]] moved in with Peter, May and Gwen for lack of anywhere else to live (Johnny had run away from the Fantastic Four and Bobby had been thrown out of his home by his parents for being a mutant). They both transferred into Peter's school (after an impromptu hair dye/buzz cut) as his cousins 'Johnny Parker and Bobby Parker'.

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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' [[ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour Johnny Storm]] and [[ComicBook/UltimateXMen Bobby Drake]] moved in with Peter, May and Gwen for lack of anywhere else to live (Johnny had run away from the Fantastic Four and Bobby had been thrown out of his home by his parents for being a mutant). They both transferred into Peter's school (after an impromptu hair dye/buzz cut) as his cousins 'Johnny ''Johnny Parker and Bobby Parker'.Parker''.
12th Aug '16 8:42:46 AM lavendermintrose
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* After the end of ''[[Anime/{{K}} K: Return of Kings]]'', [[spoiler: Adolf K. Weismann becomes a teacher at Ashinaka High School]], and says this for Kuroh, Neko, and [[spoiler: Tooru Hieda, the teenager whose [[BodySurf body he was borrowing]] ([[ItMakesSenseInContext unintentionally]])]]. The students in the school wonder why [[spoiler: the German guy has so many Japanese relatives]], but then they decide, "[[EatingTheEyeCandy Who cares? They're all gorgeous!]]"
31st Jul '16 2:18:13 PM Duffan
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* When [[Series/TheFlash2014 Barry Allen]] visited ''Series/{{Supergirl}},'' Kara, Winn, and James all quickly yet awkwardly tell Cat he's "my cousin." While Cat probably knows enough about Kara and Winn's families to figure out they're lying, the winner has to be James, a black man. Barry is more confused than Cat and clarifies that he's not anybody's cousin.
11th May '16 11:53:14 AM erforce
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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' they pretended Cameron was John's sister.

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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' they pretended Cameron was John's sister.
16th Apr '16 6:57:49 PM Sheliak
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* Averted in the ''Literature/BooksOfTheRaksura''. When the court of Indigo Cloud has to send an embassy to a potentially hostile court in the second book, protagonist Moon has to go along because he's their only consort, even though his lack of known relatives could embarrass them. He suggests claiming to be from Sky Copper--an allied court that was recently wiped out except for three young children, who could be coached to back up his claims. However, the plan is vetoed for being too risky.
1st Apr '16 4:41:59 PM Taxima
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* In ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'', Tim tries to tell his neighbour that his "guest" is in fact a Martian but she mishears it as "Marvin" which the alien capitalizes on, interrupting a string of "Uhs" for uncle, thus getting the alias Uncle Marvin.

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* In ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'', Tim tries to tell his neighbour that his "guest" is in fact a Martian but she mishears it as "Marvin" "Martin" which the alien capitalizes on, interrupting a string of "Uhs" for uncle, thus getting the alias Uncle Marvin.Martin.
1st Apr '16 4:34:53 PM Taxima
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* In ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'', Tim tries to tell his neighbour that his "guest" is in fact a Martian but she mishears it as "Marvin" which the alien capitalizes on, interrupting a string of "Uhs" for uncle, thus getting the alias Uncle Marvin.
20th Mar '16 12:06:48 PM Prfnoff
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* In "The Hunger Games" Katniss claims that Gale is her cousin. It doesn't seem to fool President Snow!

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* In "The Hunger Games" ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Katniss claims that Gale is her cousin. It doesn't seem to fool President Snow!
20th Mar '16 12:05:52 PM Prfnoff
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* In "I'll Never Be Jealous Again" from ''Theatre/ThePajamaGame'', Mabel describes to Hines a scenario in which he catches Gladys with a sailor in her apartment:
-->'''Mabel''': Then, to boot, she tells you she was in the arms of her cousin who's back from overseas.\\
'''Hines''' ''(indignant)'': Her cousin? Back from overseas? Do you expect me to believe--\\
'''Mabel''' ''(reprovingly)'' Hinesie!



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2nd Feb '16 7:46:20 AM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', after Hayate summons the Wolkenritter and wakes up in the hospital after fainting from shock, she tells her doctor that they are her foreign relatives. She later goes on to refer to them as her family.

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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', after Hayate summons the Wolkenritter and wakes up in the hospital after fainting from shock, she tells her doctor that they are her foreign relatives. She later goes on relatives who came to refer to them as celebrate her family.birthday. [[FamilyOfChoice This stops being a lie very quickly]].
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