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2nd Dec '16 10:28:10 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', after many time traveling adventures, Martin Stein's memories start gradually changing (mostly incoherent) and he repeatedly sees visions of a beautiful woman who isn't his wife. At first, he sadly assumes that changes to history caused him to get together with a different woman. When he finally meets her in the present, it turns out the woman is his daughter (he didn't have any children before history changed).
28th Nov '16 4:13:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' {{badass}}es Tempus and Cime seem to be laboring under various curses related to this (or effects of mitigators). It seems to have driven them both AxCrazy, though in different ways. Some early stories danced around whether they really were related, but Janet Morris' ''A Man and His God'' confirmed it.

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* In ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' {{badass}}es badasses Tempus and Cime seem to be laboring under various curses related to this (or effects of mitigators). It seems to have driven them both AxCrazy, though in different ways. Some early stories danced around whether they really were related, but Janet Morris' ''A Man and His God'' confirmed it.
19th Nov '16 12:16:52 AM Ramidel
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* The protagonist of the Chinese classic ''Literature/DreamOfTheRedChamber'' is first cousins with both of his main love interests, although this was hardly taboo in China at the time.
8th Nov '16 8:20:47 AM Tron80
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* In Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} storyline ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', Kara Zor-El -the original Supergirl- and Kon-El -Comicbook/{{Superboy}}- meet and find each other cute (Kara is visibly smitten with him). Neither of them knows Kara is cousin of Kon's genetic template.

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* In Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} storyline ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', Kara Zor-El -the original Supergirl- and Kon-El -Comicbook/{{Superboy}}- meet and find each other cute (Kara is visibly smitten with him). Neither of them knows at the beginning that Kara is cousin of Kon's genetic template.
8th Nov '16 8:20:11 AM Tron80
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* In Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} storyline ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', Kara Zor-El -the original Supergirl- and Kon-El -Comicbook/{{Superboy}}- meet and find each other cute (Kara is visibly smitten with him). Neither of them knows Kara is cousin of Kon's genetic template.
4th Nov '16 10:19:29 PM Mhazard
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'', you learn that all 3rd Generation [[ArtificialPerson Synths]] are descended from your baby, Shawn. This makes a romance with Curie or [[spoiler: Paladin Danse]] effectively dating your grandchild.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'', you learn that all 3rd Generation [[ArtificialPerson Synths]] are descended from your baby, Shawn. Shaun. This makes a romance with Curie Curie, Magnolia or [[spoiler: Paladin Danse]] effectively dating your grandchild.
4th Nov '16 7:32:23 PM Apocrypha
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[spoiler:the Male Avatar gets a nice dose of ShipTease with Azura]]...and then the GoldenPath reveals they're cousins. And since TheReveal doesn't occur until almost the end of the game, there's a solid chance they'll be married at that point. Given the time period, though, and how neither seems to particularly care about the relation if they ''are'' married, marrying one's cousin was probably seen as an acceptable thing. And note TheReveal ''only'' happens in the GoldenPath: they could theoretically marry in ''any'' of the paths, meaning in two of them they never find out they're cousins.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[spoiler:the Male Avatar Avatar]] gets a nice dose of ShipTease with Azura]]...[[spoiler:Azura]]...and then the GoldenPath reveals they're cousins. And since TheReveal doesn't occur until almost the end of the game, there's a solid chance they'll be married at that point. Given the time period, though, and how neither seems to particularly care about the relation if they ''are'' married, marrying one's cousin was probably seen as an acceptable thing. And note TheReveal ''only'' happens in the GoldenPath: they could theoretically marry in ''any'' of the paths, meaning in two of them they never find out they're cousins.
25th Oct '16 1:58:39 PM Tron80
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* On ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', when Clark meets Kara (aka Supergirl), they seemed a little attracted to each other. When Kara's comment about her father Zor-El causes Clark to realize that they are cousins, he backs up, clearly (and understandably) disappointed.

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* On ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', when Clark meets Kara (aka Supergirl), Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}), they seemed a little attracted to each other. When Kara's comment about her father Zor-El causes Clark to realize that they are cousins, he backs up, clearly (and understandably) disappointed.
17th Sep '16 7:46:03 PM jman31415
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* In ''Series/WaywardPines'', Jason Higgins finds out that the woman he has been having a relationship with, Kerry Campbell, is actually his mother. The two lovers are around the same age because [[spoiler: Kerry was unfrozen many years after Jason]].
24th Aug '16 3:46:03 PM margdean56
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic, ''A Complicated Song'' - "How was I supposed to know / we were both related? (Believe me if I) / Knew she was my cousin / we never would have dated". He then goes on to wonder what he should do: dump her or get married and move to Alabama, where they can raise kids with 11 toes.
* The song "Son Don't Go Near the Indians"- The whole time the main character of the Western song is told "Son don't go near the Indians, please stay away." Reverse psychology plays its part, and he goes near the Indians--a lot. He falls in love with a girl there about his age. Near the end, they resolve to get married. Only then does his father explain that his actual son got killed by the Indians, so he stole one of their baby boys, the protagonist, and that his girlfriend is his sister. "And that's why I've always said--'Son, don't go near the Indians, please stay away'"

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic, ''A Complicated Song'' - -- "How was I supposed to know / we were both related? (Believe me if I) / Knew she was my cousin / we never would have dated". He then goes on to wonder what he should do: dump her or get married and move to Alabama, where they can raise kids with 11 toes.
* The song "Son Don't Go Near the Indians"- The Indians"--The whole time the main character of the Western song is told "Son don't go near the Indians, please stay away." Reverse psychology plays its part, and he goes near the Indians--a lot. He falls in love with a girl there about his age. Near the end, they resolve to get married. Only then does his father explain that his actual son got killed by the Indians, so he stole one of their baby boys, the protagonist, and that his girlfriend is his sister. "And that's why I've always said--'Son, don't go near the Indians, please stay away'"



* In ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'', the character interested in marrying Figaro turns out to be his mother and says something like she always loved him just in the wrong way previously.

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* In ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'', the character interested in marrying Figaro turns out to be his mother mother, and says something like she always loved him just him--just in the wrong way previously.



* The Roman comedy trope used in ''A Funny Thing Happened to Me On the Way to the Forum'' was used more seriously in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's play ''Theatre/NathanTheWise''- the title character is Jewish and it is revealed that his daughter is actually not a blood relative and he is charged with the crime of raising a Christian as a Jew. It ends up turning out that she is the sister of a literal and celibate KnightTemplar in play (taking the place of the mercenary of Roman comedy), who other characters had been trying to fix her up with. Both of them turn out to be the children of Saladin's brother and a Christian woman and in at least one translation, the Templar expressed gratitude at the news, as he was not yet prepared for sexual love.
* In ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', it's revealed that Jack and Gwendoline are long lost cousins, but they don't really care and still want to get married anyway, which was not unusual for the time.

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* The Roman comedy trope used in ''A Funny Thing Happened to Me On the Way to the Forum'' was used more seriously in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's play ''Theatre/NathanTheWise''- the ''Theatre/NathanTheWise''--the title character is Jewish and it is revealed that his daughter is actually not a blood relative and he relative. He is charged with the crime of raising a Christian as a Jew. It ends up turning turns out that she is the sister of a literal and celibate KnightTemplar in play (taking the place of the mercenary of Roman comedy), who other characters had been trying to fix her up with. Both of them turn out to be the children of Saladin's brother and a Christian woman woman, and in at least one translation, the Templar expressed gratitude at the news, as he was not yet prepared for sexual love.
* In ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', it's revealed that Jack and Gwendoline Gwendolyn are long lost cousins, but they don't really care and still want to get married anyway, which was not unusual for the time.time and place.



* Played with in ''The Guilty Mother'', the unpopular DownerEnding segment of the [[Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville Figaro]] [[Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro trilogy]]. Both lovers are not the biological offspring of both of their legal parents, and Figaro has to juggle their WhosYourDaddy? plot so that they can marry and nobody needs to be publicly disgraced.

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* Played with in ''The Guilty Mother'', the unpopular DownerEnding segment of the [[Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville Figaro]] [[Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro trilogy]]. Both lovers are not the biological offspring of both of their legal parents, and Figaro has to juggle their WhosYourDaddy? WhosYourDaddy plot so that they can marry and nobody needs to be publicly disgraced.
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