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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]].
19th Jan '16 9:46:13 PM jormis29
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* Tooru and Kanna from ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'' both masquerade as Kobayashi's cousins from overseas. Just like the [[HornedHumanoids horns]], no one questions it.

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* Tooru and Kanna from ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'' both masquerade as Kobayashi's cousins from overseas. Just like the [[HornedHumanoids [[HornedHumanoid horns]], no one questions it.
19th Jan '16 9:44:18 PM Gamermaster
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* Tooru and Kanna from ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'' both masquerade as Kobayashi's cousins from overseas. Just like the [[HornedHumanoids horns]], no one questions it.
15th Dec '15 12:28:29 PM Katsuhagi
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Compare BlatantLies, which is more general. May often lead to UndeadTaxExemption in a situation where paperwork would be required. May be a form of SheIsNotMyGirlfriend. RelativeError is an inversion, where another character mistakes two characters for family.

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Compare BlatantLies, which is more general. May often lead to UndeadTaxExemption in a situation where paperwork would be required. May be a form of SheIsNotMyGirlfriend. RelativeError is an inversion, where another character mistakes two characters for family.
family, which may occasionally turn into this trope instead if the characters in question decide SureLetsGoWithThat.
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