History Main / TheClan

20th Jul '16 10:08:12 AM TimberRidge
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Common in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series, and generally Type I and not given to metaphorical hats. There is the "backwoods" peerage and gentry, largely the family of the Dukes of Taunton and such allied families as the Dukes of Trowbridge, the Marquesses of Badenoch and of Breckland, the Earls of Maynooth and of Freuchie, and the Barons Mallerstang and Swarthfell, and various gentry connexions; with at least one Taunton intermarriage, the allied family of the Nawabs of Hubli; the farming families and shopkeepers of the villages and market towns, who are all about sixteenth cousins at least; the [[LegacyOfService servants, who, as duly lampshaded, have intermarried for yonks]]; and, nowadays, the [[TheVicar Rector]]'s family and that of his late wife, lured down by the Duke ostensibly to run the heritage steam railway and the community brewery, but in fact because he likes his friends (his Rector included) to have their families near.
11th Jul '16 4:35:56 PM Adeon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Dwarves in ''Literature/TheWarGods'' take clan relationships [[SeriousBusiness very seriously]] and have a lot of words [[LanguageEqualsThought describing very specific relationships]] which none of the other races can keep track of. For example ''sanitharlahnahk'' is translated as a character's "wife's sister-in-law's second cousin on her father's side" (probably, the person doing the translation isn't certain).
30th Jun '16 7:25:23 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/TechnicHistory'' the [[BirdPeople Ythrians]] live in what they call choths which are sort of like this(PoulAnderson says they only correspond vaguely to fammiliar human institutions but descriptions in writing sound more like clans then anything else). Stormgate Choth is the main one mentioned.

to:

* In ''Literature/TechnicHistory'' the [[BirdPeople Ythrians]] live in what they call choths which are sort of like this(PoulAnderson this (Creator/PoulAnderson says they only correspond vaguely to fammiliar familiar human institutions but descriptions in writing sound more like clans then anything else). Stormgate Choth is the main one mentioned.
8th Jun '16 9:07:48 AM lampshadeortriangle
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** One of the few famous ones, that is. In rural America, especially the Southeast, clans are quite common.
4th Jun '16 7:43:23 PM Fireblood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Silerian society is divided into these, with many swearing vendettas and fighting each other over many generations, to the point of them being nearly wiped out in some cases.
3rd May '16 10:58:16 AM TheBigBopper
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': The Bakiraka are a tribe of warriors and assassins who constitute a distinct ethnicity within the Kushan Empire. The loss of their homeland and autonomy as punishment for supporting the deposed former Kushan royal house has led to a diaspora of Kushan working in foreign lands as mercenaries, and Silat's motivation is to restore his clan to its former glory.
17th Apr '16 4:15:42 PM Eievie
Is there an issue? Send a Message



The dynasty: This is a large extended family with many assets. Other than its power and the effort it expends on institutionalizing itself it is no different then any other extended family; that is its membership will probably include a [[ThePatriarch grandfather]] and/or [[ApronMatron grandmother]] as head, their children, and their children plus some in-laws depending on how the [[ArrangedMarriage matchmaker]] arranged the deal. Also included will be dead ancestors which will be honored, carefully recorded and used to make claims in convoluted inheritance disputes. This kind will be typical of aristocratic societies and is as likely to exist in a society with a strong state as one with a weak one. Real Life examples include most European royal and noble families. Also included are several famous mercantile and industrial families, some of whom have left their names on large corporations or other business concerns, as well as on philanthropic enterprises they patronised. These include Rothschild, Vanderbilt, Krupp, etc. Also included in this type of clan are typical Italian patronage webs as featured in TheGodfather. These however are not all [[TheMafia criminal enterprises]] but have been typical of commercial, political, and social life in Italy for hundreds of years.

The tribe: Though "tribe" is often used to mean "clan confederation" or "ethnicity" this term will do. It is basically like a small kingdom or principality, all of whose members are officially related. It will have far greater population then a dynasty but may have fewer assets. In some ways the difference is as much in how it uses its members rather then the actual numbers. A tribe is more likely to use the physical force provided by the concentration of it's members while a dynasty is likely to use their capacity for gaining social connections. For instance emphasizing it's ability to provide a large warband(or a large workcrew in more stable times) of hundreds or thousands of cousins is typical of a "tribe" but emphasizing the hereditary estates it holds and the possible [[ArrangedMarriage Arranged Marriages]] it can acquire is more typical of a "dynasty". The tribal arrangement will likely be found in nomadic or low-technology cultures but not exclusive to them. It will often arise where the central government is not strong enough to either repress or protect its subjects. This type was the original meaning of the word clan in its Celtic origin where it meant "children"( the original meaning of "tribe" by the way was "Roman voting district"; there were originally three of them and according to the other wiki they were ethnically based so there is a connection to the modern definition). When a more centralized system is instituted these clans often change into mutual assistance groups, business enterprises, political lobby groups, ceremonial associations or what not. RealLife examples include Scots clans, Native American tribes, Arab tribes, and, in origin, Jews as is indicated by the name "Israel", the name of an ancestral founder.

to:

\nThe dynasty: *'''The dynasty:''' This is a large extended family with many assets. Other than its power and the effort it expends on institutionalizing itself it is no different then any other extended family; that is its membership will probably include a [[ThePatriarch grandfather]] and/or [[ApronMatron grandmother]] as head, their children, and their children plus some in-laws depending on how the [[ArrangedMarriage matchmaker]] arranged the deal. Also included will be dead ancestors which will be honored, carefully recorded and used to make claims in convoluted inheritance disputes. This kind will be typical of aristocratic societies and is as likely to exist in a society with a strong state as one with a weak one. Real Life examples include most European royal and noble families. Also included are several famous mercantile and industrial families, some of whom have left their names on large corporations or other business concerns, as well as on philanthropic enterprises they patronised. These include Rothschild, Vanderbilt, Krupp, etc. Also included in this type of clan are typical Italian patronage webs as featured in TheGodfather. These however are not all [[TheMafia criminal enterprises]] but have been typical of commercial, political, and social life in Italy for hundreds of years.

The tribe:
years.
*'''The tribe:'''
Though "tribe" is often used to mean "clan confederation" or "ethnicity" this term will do. It is basically like a small kingdom or principality, all of whose members are officially related. It will have far greater population then a dynasty but may have fewer assets. In some ways the difference is as much in how it uses its members rather then the actual numbers. A tribe is more likely to use the physical force provided by the concentration of it's members while a dynasty is likely to use their capacity for gaining social connections. For instance emphasizing it's ability to provide a large warband(or a large workcrew in more stable times) of hundreds or thousands of cousins is typical of a "tribe" but emphasizing the hereditary estates it holds and the possible [[ArrangedMarriage Arranged Marriages]] it can acquire is more typical of a "dynasty". The tribal arrangement will likely be found in nomadic or low-technology cultures but not exclusive to them. It will often arise where the central government is not strong enough to either repress or protect its subjects. This type was the original meaning of the word clan in its Celtic origin where it meant "children"( the "children" (the original meaning of "tribe" by the way was "Roman voting district"; there were originally three of them and according to the other wiki they were ethnically based so there is a connection to the modern definition). When a more centralized system is instituted these clans often change into mutual assistance groups, business enterprises, political lobby groups, ceremonial associations or what not. RealLife examples include Scots clans, Native American tribes, Arab tribes, and, in origin, Jews as is indicated by the name "Israel", the name of an ancestral founder.



[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]

to:

[[folder:{{Anime}} and & {{Manga}}]]
27th Mar '16 11:12:14 AM howdotheyriseup
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has the Fifty Families, the ruling families of Europa.
** The most notable dynastic clan is the Valois family, with the known branches including Sturmvoraus, von Blitzengaard, Selnikov and Mondarev - and presumably a lot more. They all want each other dead, and are continually scheming and plotting against each other.
** A former dynasty was the Heterodynes, complete with ancient rites of Mad Science to identify them by blood. In the time of the comic, however, the family has been reduced to only one Heterodyne heir, which the sentient MalevolentArchitecture Castle Heterodyne isn't particularly pleased by.
18th Mar '16 4:16:21 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': The Li Clan, while not mentioned often in the series, is a large magical family directly descended from the sorcerer [[TsubasaReservoirChronicle Clow]] [[XxxHolic Reed]] of which Syaoran and Meiling Li are members.
* The issue-ridden Sohmas from ''FruitsBasket'' who need someone to make their lives better.

to:

* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': The Li Clan, while not mentioned often in the series, is a large magical family directly descended from the sorcerer [[TsubasaReservoirChronicle [[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle Clow]] [[XxxHolic [[Manga/XxxHolic Reed]] of which Syaoran and Meiling Li are members.
* The issue-ridden Sohmas from ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' who need someone to make their lives better.



* The Scrya Clan in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' that [[AdventurerArchaeologist Yuuno]] is a part of. Examining history and the past is the clan's main occupation, and they possess quite a few specialty spells for those purposes such as one that lets them scan through several books at once.

to:

* The Scrya Clan in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' that [[AdventurerArchaeologist Yuuno]] is a part of. Examining history and the past is the clan's main occupation, and they possess quite a few specialty spells for those purposes such as one that lets them scan through several books at once.



* ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'' is set in a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Imperial China with the ruling nobility consisting of eight clans, all named after a different colour.

to:

* ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'' ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari'' is set in a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Imperial China with the ruling nobility consisting of eight clans, all named after a different colour.



* ''{{Tsukihime}}'': The Nanaya clan were a clan of inbred demon-slaying super-assassins who had achieved the limitations of human reflexes/strengths on sheer willpower, training, and dedication. They had a special mutation in their blood which gave them various psychic perception abilities, but since psychic mutations can only usually last for one generation they were a completely incestuous clan in order to maintain that gene. They [[spoiler:were wiped out by the Tohno Family before the events of the game, with only one member (the protagonist, Nanaya Shiki) surviving due to a whim of the Tohno Family head (Nanaya Shiki had the same-name-written-differently as his son, Tohno SHIKI); Nanaya Shiki is later brainwashed into believing he is Tohno Shiki to cover for the "accident".]]

to:

* ''{{Tsukihime}}'': ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'': The Nanaya clan were a clan of inbred demon-slaying super-assassins who had achieved the limitations of human reflexes/strengths on sheer willpower, training, and dedication. They had a special mutation in their blood which gave them various psychic perception abilities, but since psychic mutations can only usually last for one generation they were a completely incestuous clan in order to maintain that gene. They [[spoiler:were wiped out by the Tohno Family before the events of the game, with only one member (the protagonist, Nanaya Shiki) surviving due to a whim of the Tohno Family head (Nanaya Shiki had the same-name-written-differently as his son, Tohno SHIKI); Nanaya Shiki is later brainwashed into believing he is Tohno Shiki to cover for the "accident".]]
29th Jan '16 5:24:15 PM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Literature/JoePickett'': The principal bad guys in ''Endangered'' are the Cates: a clan of murderous white trash.
This list shows the last 10 events of 190. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheClan