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28th Jul '16 12:35:43 AM erforce
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* The second two ''OceansEleven'' movies use this with Linus Caldwell's parents. In ''Twelve'', his mother appears as a police officer, takes over the investigation of his crime, [[PerpSweating breaks him]] in the interrogation room, and we are treated to a stunning reveal in the cars on the way out of the station. In ''Thirteen'', his father turns up and pulls a very similar stunt. In both cases, the twist works only because we don't know who these police officers are and they are introduced as if their credentials are valid.

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* The second two ''OceansEleven'' ''Film/OceansEleven'' movies use this with Linus Caldwell's parents. In ''Twelve'', ''Film/OceansTwelve'', his mother appears as a police officer, takes over the investigation of his crime, [[PerpSweating breaks him]] in the interrogation room, and we are treated to a stunning reveal in the cars on the way out of the station. In ''Thirteen'', ''Film/OceansThirteen'', his father turns up and pulls a very similar stunt. In both cases, the twist works only because we don't know who these police officers are and they are introduced as if their credentials are valid.



* In ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'', Evelyn is a quiet librarian who claims her mother was an Egyptian. She mostly plays the role of a damsel in the first movie. In the sequel, she gets [[TookALevelInBadass upgraded]] to an ActionGirl, which is revealed to be due to her being the reincarnation of an Ancient Egyptian princess. Given her heritage, it can be assumed she is descended from the princess. Also, her husband is actually descended from a Medjai tribe.

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* In ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'', Evelyn is a quiet librarian who claims her mother was an Egyptian. She mostly plays the role of a damsel in the [[Film/TheMummy1999 first movie. movie]]. In [[Film/TheMummyReturns the sequel, sequel]], she gets [[TookALevelInBadass upgraded]] to an ActionGirl, which is revealed to be due to her being the reincarnation of an Ancient Egyptian princess. Given her heritage, it can be assumed she is descended from the princess. Also, her husband is actually descended from a Medjai tribe.
25th Jul '16 3:20:45 AM GongTheHawkEye
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** [[spoiler:Hinata, and the Hyuuga clan as a whole are descended from the Rikudou Sennin's younger brother]]
23rd Jul '16 12:37:57 AM RacattackForce
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PennZeroPartTimeHero'', Penn believed that his parents were insurance salespeople before he discovers that they were really [[PartTimeHero part-time heroes]]. He inherits the job that same day, when they get stuck in the Most Dangerous Dimension Imaginable. On a meta-level, co-creator Jared Bush learned as a teenager that not only was his father a CIA field agent, but so was his grandfather and his older sister.
17th Jul '16 2:30:00 AM leraluna
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** If certain fan theories are correct, there's also [[spoiler: Jon Snow]]'s lineage.

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** If certain fan theories are correct, there's also [[spoiler: Jon Snow]]'s lineage.Snow is Lyanna Stark's with Rhaegar Targaryen.]]


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** In Season 6 finale is revealed that [[spoiler: Jon Snow is the last male Targaryen.]]
8th Jun '16 11:47:11 AM Willbyr
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* In ''GateKeepers'', Shun eventually learns that the reason his supposedly neglectful father was hardly ever home was because he was a Gate Keeper, too.

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* In ''GateKeepers'', ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'', Shun eventually learns that the reason his supposedly neglectful father was hardly ever home was because he was a Gate Keeper, too.



* The main character of ''{{Naruto}}'' is eventually revealed to be part of a line of people linked both by blood and {{mentor}} ship who have been the leaders of the village since its foundation.

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* The main character of ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is eventually revealed to be part of a line of people linked both by blood and {{mentor}} ship who have been the leaders of the village since its foundation.



* In ''OnePiece'', the main character's name is Monkey '''D.''' Luffy. For the first hundred chapters or so, this is just a quirky part of his hame, but as the series goes on, it's gradually revealed that there's a lot more to it. The people with "D" in their name are said to have "The Will of D." They all seem to share similar characteristics (being {{Big Eater}}s, having principles they stick to no matter who or what is in their way, Their tendency to GoOutWithASmile...) and their actions tend to have far-reaching consequences (Luffy's being most apparent in his various adventures, but others such as Jaguar D. Saul saving Nico Robin who is now the only person who can read poneglyphs and seeks to discover the mystery of the [[AncientConspiracy Lost One Hundred Years]] have cropped up), not to mention Gol D. Roger, the Pirate King, who turned the world upside-down with his legendary feat of reaching the end of the Grand Line and his proceeding actions that led to the start of the Golden Age of Piracy.

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* In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', the main character's name is Monkey '''D.''' Luffy. For the first hundred chapters or so, this is just a quirky part of his hame, but as the series goes on, it's gradually revealed that there's a lot more to it. The people with "D" in their name are said to have "The Will of D." They all seem to share similar characteristics (being {{Big Eater}}s, having principles they stick to no matter who or what is in their way, Their tendency to GoOutWithASmile...) and their actions tend to have far-reaching consequences (Luffy's being most apparent in his various adventures, but others such as Jaguar D. Saul saving Nico Robin who is now the only person who can read poneglyphs and seeks to discover the mystery of the [[AncientConspiracy Lost One Hundred Years]] have cropped up), not to mention Gol D. Roger, the Pirate King, who turned the world upside-down with his legendary feat of reaching the end of the Grand Line and his proceeding actions that led to the start of the Golden Age of Piracy.
28th Mar '16 4:52:16 PM SSJMagus
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** [[spoiler:To top it off, Naruto is the latest in a long line of reincarnations of the Rikudou Sennin's younger son -- the reincarnation of the older son of his generation being Sasuke. As if that weren't enough, it turns that their previous incarnations were Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha respectively, meaning that Naruto is technically the reincarnation of the ''First Hokage''.]]

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** [[spoiler:To top it off, Naruto is the latest in a long line of reincarnations of the Rikudou Sennin's younger son -- the reincarnation of the older son of his generation being Sasuke. As if that weren't enough, it turns that their previous incarnations were Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha respectively, meaning that Naruto is technically the reincarnation of the ''First Hokage''. Though reincarnation works somewhat differently in the Naruto-verse, as it's the chakra pattern rather than the actual soul that gets reincarnated. Hence (temporarily) resurrected versions of Hashirama and Madara being able to interact with Naruto and Sasuke.]]
2nd Mar '16 4:01:49 AM Freezer
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* In ''Webcomic/MagickGirls'', witch-in-training Melissa Hellrune finds out that her parents were once a powerful MagicalGirl and her arch-nemesis.[[note]][[HasTwoMommies A witch.]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext It's complicated]].[[/note]] She's told this after she's given a wand that lets her tap into her Magical Girl powers. Eventually, she gains the ability to use her witch and magical girl powers at the same time and separate herself into witch and magical girl halves.

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* In ''Webcomic/MagickGirls'', ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'', witch-in-training Melissa Hellrune finds out that her parents were once a powerful MagicalGirl and her arch-nemesis.[[note]][[HasTwoMommies A witch.]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext It's complicated]].[[/note]] [[/note]] She's told this after she's given a wand that lets her tap into her Magical Girl powers. powers. Eventually, she gains the ability to use her witch and magical girl powers at the same time and separate herself into witch and magical girl halves.
2nd Mar '16 4:00:37 AM Freezer
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* In ''Webcomic/MagickGirls'', witch-in-training Melissa Hellrune finds out that her parents were once a powerful MagicalGirl and her arch-nemesis.[[note]][[HasTwoMommies A witch.]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext It's complicated]].[[/note]] She's told this after she's given a wand that lets her tap into her Magical Girl powers. Eventually, she gains the ability to use her witch and magical girl powers at the same time and separate herself into witch and magical girl halves.
16th Nov '15 6:38:10 PM Adept
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* ''MagicKaito'' is about the main character finding out about his father's secret identity and taking up the mantle. In aversion of the normal plot, the reason this was kept from him isn't any of the usual reasons, it's that the identity is that of a gentleman-thief, and so everyone keeps it a secret. His mother even knows, and is completely accepting of him taking up his father's mantle, even though it eventually got his father killed. He even has the rest of his father's support network working with him and some of them don't even know it's a different person now. Further complicating it, his best friend and love interest hate his secret identity, and her father is the police chief in charge of catching him.

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* ''MagicKaito'' ''Manga/MagicKaito'' is about the main character finding out about his father's secret identity and taking up the mantle. In aversion of the normal plot, the reason this was kept from him isn't any of the usual reasons, it's that the identity is that of a gentleman-thief, and so everyone keeps it a secret. His mother even knows, and is completely accepting of him taking up his father's mantle, even though it eventually got his father killed. He even has the rest of his father's support network working with him and some of them don't even know it's a different person now. Further complicating it, his best friend and love interest hate his secret identity, and her father is the police chief in charge of catching him.
12th Nov '15 8:57:57 AM Piando
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* ''SpiderMan'': Peter Parker's real parents were actually special operatives, which is why his camera was automated.

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* ''SpiderMan'': ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Peter Parker's real parents were actually special operatives, which is why his camera was automated.



* The final episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' reveals that ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' hero, Terry [=McGinnis=] is actually [[spoiler: the genetic son of Bruce Wayne as part of a secret experiment by a government group to create a new Batman. Basically, they gave Warren [=McGinnis=] an injection that replaced his reproductive material (and thus DNA) with Bruce Wayne's. Then again, it's rather a subversion: the program was called off before the defining moment of Bruce's life could be recreated. Terry ended up becoming Batman all on his own, mostly through coincidence, wholly independent of his genetic heritage.]]

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* The final episode SeriesFauxnale of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' reveals that ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' hero, Terry [=McGinnis=] is actually [[spoiler: the genetic son of Bruce Wayne as part of a secret experiment by a government group to create a new Batman. Basically, they gave Warren [=McGinnis=] an injection that replaced his reproductive material (and thus DNA) with Bruce Wayne's. Then again, it's rather a subversion: the program was called off before the defining moment of Bruce's life could be recreated. Terry ended up becoming Batman all on his own, mostly through coincidence, wholly independent of his genetic heritage.]]
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