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18th Mar '17 4:50:00 PM zookx1
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* This trope is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in the ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episode "Lilith Needs A Favour" in a conversation between Martin and the titular character regarding the consequences of Lilith and Martin conceiving a child together (however unlikely such a scenario would be). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXzIrrn0bW4 This is how Martin's train of thought runs]].
5th Mar '17 6:25:59 AM gb00393
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* Lady Olenna Tyrell gives a speech about this on ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Her granddaughter Margaery is getting married to the current king, Joffrey, and her grandson Loras is betrothed to the king's mother, which would make him the king's stepfather and brother-in-law. Then she goes on to explain how any children would fit in.

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* Lady Olenna Tyrell gives a speech about this on ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Her granddaughter Margaery is getting married to the current (inbred) king, Joffrey, and her grandson Loras is betrothed to the king's mother, which would make him the king's stepfather and brother-in-law. Cersei will be Joffrey's mother (as well as aunt) and sister-in-law, though this depends on definition. A lot of people nowadays don't count the spouses of your siblings-in-law as additional siblings-in-law, but in this society they seemingly do. Loras will be Margaery's brother and father-in-law. Then she goes on to explain how any children would fit in.in, specifically that Margaery's and Joffrey's son will be Loras's nephew and step-grandson.
26th Feb '17 12:29:17 PM mariofan1000
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode [[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS4E5TheSignature "The Signature"]] Richard adopts his grandmother's (Granny Jojo) 72-year-old fiancee, Louie, to stop them from getting married. This makes Louie the brother of Gumball, Darwin, and Anais (his children) and it gets weirder when Louie adopts Richard's wife, Nicole. This means Nicole is married to her own grandfather, and Granny Jojo is engaged to hers. It also means that Nicole's the niece to her own children. They end up sorting it out by finding Richard's estranged father.
22nd Feb '17 6:24:36 AM JamesSwann
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has this in spades with Henry. His mom is Emma. His dad is [[spoiler: Baelfire, Rumpelstiltskin's son]]. His grandparents are Snow White, Prince Charming, and [[spoiler: Rumpelstiltskin and his late wife Milah]]. He has five sets of great-grandparents: two from Charming (his birth mother Ruth and her husband; and his adoptive father King George and his wife), one and a half from Snow White (her birth parents are King Leopold and Queen Eva, and Leopold's second wife, Henry's step-great-grandmother: Regina, who is also his adoptive mother. Thus making Henry his own great-uncle.), [[spoiler:Rumpel's parents - Malcom/Peter Pan and the Black Fairy]], and Milah's unidentified parents.
** There's also Charming's late twin brother James, Regina's mother Cora (the Queen of Hearts) and father Henry; and [[spoiler: Henry's great-aunt, Regina's long-lost half-sister Zelena, AKA the Wicked Witch of the West]]. And since [[spoiler: the immortal Rumpelstiltskin]] apparently had a [[MerlinAndNimue mentor with benefits]] relationship with Regina's mother, Cora, leading to some speculation that ''he'' is Regina's father... Charming hangs a big, fat lampshade on the mess by saying it's a good thing the Fairy Tale culture doesn't have Thanksgiving--because that dinner would be awkward as hell.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has this in spades with Henry. His mom is Emma. His dad is [[spoiler: Baelfire, Rumpelstiltskin's son]]. His grandparents are Snow White, Prince Charming, and [[spoiler: Rumpelstiltskin and his late wife Milah]]. He has five sets of great-grandparents: two from Charming (his birth mother Ruth and her husband; husband, Robert; and his adoptive father King George and his wife), one and a half from Snow White (her birth parents are King Leopold and Queen Eva, and Leopold's second wife, Henry's step-great-grandmother: Regina, who is also his adoptive mother. Thus making Henry his own great-uncle.), [[spoiler:Rumpel's parents - Malcom/Peter Pan and the Black Fairy]], and Milah's unidentified parents.
** There's also Charming's late twin brother James, Regina's mother Cora (the Queen of Hearts) and father Henry; and [[spoiler: Henry's great-aunt, adopted aunt, Regina's long-lost half-sister Zelena, AKA the Wicked Witch of the West]]. And since [[spoiler: the immortal Rumpelstiltskin]] apparently had a [[MerlinAndNimue mentor with benefits]] relationship with Regina's mother, Cora, leading to some speculation that ''he'' is Regina's father... Charming hangs a big, fat lampshade on the mess by saying it's a good thing the Fairy Tale culture doesn't have Thanksgiving--because that dinner would be awkward as hell.


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** Then, a few episodes later, along comes [[spoiler: Rumplestiltskin's mother! And guess what? She is a fairy -- the Black Fairy, to be precise -- and is, exactly as expected, complete with evilness. Rumple had no chance at all!]]
19th Feb '17 1:18:52 AM ArielLightning
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* The Kardashian family has enough drama to go around as is, but with the birth of Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's daughter Dream... well, we'll just let this guy [[http://elitedaily.com/entertainment/connections-tyga-blac-chyna-kardashians/1445914/ explain it]].
6th Feb '17 6:05:31 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** We can now add ComicBook/NadiaPym, Hank Pym's long-lost daughter (from Hank Pym's first marriage, that wife of his suffered DeathByOriginstory) and the All-New Wasp. There is ''no way'' she's prepared [[http://waitingforthet.tumblr.com/post/146745834669 to meet her "siblings"]].

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** We can now add ComicBook/NadiaPym, Hank Pym's long-lost daughter (from Hank Pym's first marriage, that wife of his suffered DeathByOriginstory) DeathByOriginStory) and the All-New Wasp. There is ''no way'' she's prepared [[http://waitingforthet.tumblr.com/post/146745834669 to meet her "siblings"]].
30th Jan '17 6:13:48 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', being in large part based on the Marvel Universe and being written by a man who claims to actually understand the mess that is the Grey-Summers family tree, ''gleefully'' embraces this trope.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', being in large part based on the Marvel Universe and being written by a man who claims to actually understand the mess insanity that is the Grey-Summers family tree, ''gleefully'' embraces this trope.



*** [[spoiler: Lily has also been implied to be NotQuiteDead and, furthermore, to now be one with the Phoenix Force. The Phoenix is, in this verse, one of the [[{{ComicBook/Sandman}} Endless]], making Harry the son (sort of) of the Phoenix and the nephew of [[DontFearTheReaper Death]], Destiny, Dream, Despair, Desire and Delirium.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Lily has also been implied turns out to be NotQuiteDead and, furthermore, to now be one with the White Phoenix Force.of the Crown. The Phoenix is, in this verse, one of the [[{{ComicBook/Sandman}} Endless]], making Harry the son (sort of) of the Phoenix and the nephew of [[DontFearTheReaper Death]], Destiny, Dream, Despair, Desire and Delirium.]]



*** Oh, and as of chapter 3 of the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', he's now [[spoiler: one of Ada Potts-Stark's godparents, tying him into the Stark clan.]]



** [[spoiler: '''Steve''', though biologically about 28, is chronologically 90. He also, known only to a select few, had a daughter with Peggy, called Alison. She had two children, one of whom is [[Series/StargateSG1 Jack O'Neill]], who is in turn the father of [[ComicBook/{{Agent13}} Sharon Carter]]. The other child, Jack's sister, is the mother of [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]]. Further complicating matters is the fact that Howard Stark was, secretly, Alison's godfather, tying the Rogers and Stark family trees together. Charles Xavier can also be thrown in, because he's Tony's godfather.]]

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** [[spoiler: '''Steve''', though biologically about 28, is chronologically 90. He also, known only to a select few, had a daughter with Peggy, called Alison. She had two children, one of whom is [[Series/StargateSG1 Jack O'Neill]], who is in turn the father of [[ComicBook/{{Agent13}} Sharon Carter]]. The other child, Jack's sister, is the mother of [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]]. Further complicating matters is the fact that Howard Stark was, secretly, Alison's godfather, tying the Rogers and Stark family trees together. They get even more tightly tied together in chapter 3 of ''Ghosts of the Past'' when Steve is made one of Ada Potts-Stark's godfathers. Charles Xavier can also be thrown in, because he's Tony's godfather.]]
27th Jan '17 1:15:18 AM ArielLightning
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* [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy The Griffin family]] itself might count as this. Besides the standard nuclear family of Peter, his wife Lois, and their three children, [[RememberTheNewGuy countless relatives of his]] (his brother Thaddeus, sister Karen, broster, and vestigial twin Chip included) have come and gone over the years, especially ancestors who only appear in cutaway gags. One of his ancestors, Nate Griffin, even had children with one of Lois's ancestors, Lois Laura Bush Lynne Cheney Pewterschmidt, which would somehow make Peter and Lois KissingCousins. There have also been mentions of them having other children that either died in infancy, were stillborn, or miscarried (albeit mostly in cutaway gags). We're not even getting into [[MisterSeahorse the kids]] [[HomosexualReproduction Stewie had with Brian]] in "Stewie is Enceinte" (who themselves are half-siblings of [[HalfHumanHybrid Brian's son Dylan]]), [[CloningBlues his clones]], his half-brother Bertram (and God knows how many other half-siblings he might have out there after Peter's mishap at the sperm bank), ''or'' his ancestor Leonardo Da Vinci. (To top it all off, Stewie became [[MyOwnGrampa his own ancestor]] in "The Big Bang Theory" in order to increase his chances of being born after Bertram killed Leonardo.) [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Did we mention Peter's biological father is Mickey McFinnigan?]]
** How about Peter and Lois being reincarnations of Quahog's founder Griffin Peterson and his true love, Lady Redbush? Yeah, well, it should also be noted that they each married a (possible) previous incarnation of [[ParentalIncest Meg and Stewie]] before finding each other again. Oh, and don't forget the kids Lois had with Quagmire in an alternate timeline.

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* [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy The Griffin family]] itself might count as this. Besides the standard nuclear family of Peter, his wife Lois, and their three children, [[RememberTheNewGuy countless relatives of his]] (his brother Thaddeus, sister Karen, broster, and vestigial twin Chip included) have come and gone over the years, especially ancestors who only appear in cutaway gags. One of his ancestors, Nate Griffin, even had children with one of Lois's ancestors, Lois Laura Bush Lynne Cheney Pewterschmidt, which would somehow make makes Peter and Lois KissingCousins. There have also been mentions of them having other children that either died in infancy, were stillborn, or miscarried (albeit mostly in cutaway gags). We're not even getting into [[MisterSeahorse the kids]] [[HomosexualReproduction Stewie had with Brian]] (who, by the way, [[BestialityIsDepraved is a]] ''[[BestialityIsDepraved dog]]'') in "Stewie is Enceinte" (who themselves are (which makes their offspring half-siblings of to [[HalfHumanHybrid Brian's son Dylan]]), [[CloningBlues his clones]], his half-brother Bertram (and God knows how many other half-siblings he might have out there after Peter's mishap at the sperm bank), ''or'' his ancestor Leonardo Da Vinci. (To top it all off, Stewie became [[MyOwnGrampa his own ancestor]] in "The Big Bang Theory" in order to increase his chances of being born after Bertram killed Leonardo.) [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Did we mention Peter's biological father is Mickey McFinnigan?]]
** How about Peter and Lois being reincarnations of Quahog's founder Griffin Peterson and his true love, Lady Redbush? Yeah, well, it should also be noted that they each married a (possible) previous incarnation of [[ParentalIncest Meg and Stewie]] before finding each other again. Oh, and don't forget the kids Lois had with Quagmire in an alternate timeline.timeline... or many different versions of them in alternate universes as seen in "Road to the Multiverse".



* Creator/CarrieFisher went so far as to make a flow chart called "Hollywood Inbreeding 101" explaining her family tree in her one woman show ''Wishful Drinking''. This was prompted by her daughter asking Fisher if she was related to her boyfriend, a grandson of Creator/ElizabethTaylor. [[note]] She's still not entirely sure.[[/note]] Thanks to numerous marriages, she's been related to several Hollywood stars including Taylor, Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Music/PaulSimon, and Marie [=McDonald=].

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* Creator/CarrieFisher (daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds) actually went so far as to make a flow chart called "Hollywood Inbreeding 101" explaining her family tree in her one woman show ''Wishful Drinking''. This was prompted by her daughter asking Fisher if she was related to her boyfriend, a grandson of Creator/ElizabethTaylor. [[note]] She's still not entirely sure.[[/note]] Thanks to numerous marriages, she's been related to several Hollywood stars including Taylor, Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Music/PaulSimon, and Marie [=McDonald=].



* In the year 2012, a California student named [=BridgeAnne=] D'Avignon completed a genealogical project that, by tracing both paternal and maternal lines, proved that forty-two of the forty-three men to become president of the United States of America are descended from UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland. The only exception is UsefulNotes/MartinVanBuren, who is of Dutch ancestry instead. (Yes, UsefulNotes/BarackObama is a descendant of King John--his mom was white, remember?)

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* In the year 2012, a California student named [=BridgeAnne=] D'Avignon completed a genealogical project that, by tracing both paternal and maternal lines, proved that forty-two of the forty-three forty-five men to become president of the United States of America are descended from UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland. The only exception is UsefulNotes/MartinVanBuren, who is of Dutch ancestry instead. (Yes, UsefulNotes/BarackObama is a descendant of King John--his John-- his mom was white, remember?)
6th Jan '17 4:04:25 AM Malitia
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** We can now add ComicBook/NadiaPym, Hank Pym's long-lost daughter and the All-New Wasp. There is ''no way'' she's prepared [[http://waitingforthet.tumblr.com/post/146745834669 to meet her "siblings"]].

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** We can now add ComicBook/NadiaPym, Hank Pym's long-lost daughter (from Hank Pym's first marriage, that wife of his suffered DeathByOriginstory) and the All-New Wasp. There is ''no way'' she's prepared [[http://waitingforthet.tumblr.com/post/146745834669 to meet her "siblings"]].
5th Jan '17 9:11:25 PM jormis29
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** We can now add Nadia Pym, Hank Pym's long-lost daughter and the All-New Wasp. There is ''no way'' she's prepared [[http://waitingforthet.tumblr.com/post/146745834669 to meet her "siblings"]].

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** We can now add Nadia Pym, ComicBook/NadiaPym, Hank Pym's long-lost daughter and the All-New Wasp. There is ''no way'' she's prepared [[http://waitingforthet.tumblr.com/post/146745834669 to meet her "siblings"]].
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