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10th Apr '18 5:35:33 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The Apple family, which includes mane cast member Applejack as well as secondary character Apple Bloom (her little sister) and regulars Big Macintosh (older brother of the sisters) and Granny Smith (their grandmother). However, during an Apple family reunion in the first episode, the family is shown to be much, ''much'' bigger, with most of them having apple-themed names/cutie marks. A subsequent episode confirms that most of them own and run their own apple farms spread out all across Equestria (one of which, a settlement town named [[GeniusBonus Appleloosa]], is the setting of an episode near the end of the first season).
** Even the Apples themselves can be surprised by how far their family extends. Just ask Pinkie Pie, who discovered in Season Four that she and the Apples might be related.[[note]]Specifically, she may be "fourth cousin twice removed by a fifth cousin" to the Apple siblings, but they couldn't prove it for certain due to the records being smudged and unreadable at an important point.[[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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The Apple family, which family's core group includes mane the main cast member Applejack as well as Applejack, the secondary character Apple Bloom (her little sister) and regulars Big Macintosh (older brother of the sisters) (their older brother) and Granny Smith (their grandmother). However, during an Apple family reunion in the first episode, the family is shown to be much, ''much'' bigger, with most of them having apple-themed names/cutie marks. A subsequent episode confirms that most of them own and run their own apple farms spread out all across Equestria (one of which, a settlement town named [[GeniusBonus Appleloosa]], is the setting of an episode near the end of the first season).
** *** Multiple episodes revolve around or mention the Apple family's enormous reunions or their various far-flung relatives. They even have a dedicated in-family historian, Goldie Delicious, who they call on when they have to deal with a particularly tangled knot in the family tree or some obscure bit of their family's long, ''long'' history, such as the cause of their [[FeudingFamilies feud]] with the Pear family.
--->'''Goldie Delicious:''' "Now, let's see, I got a stack of books here someplace... Oh! ''Apple Family History, Volume 137!''"
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Even the Apples themselves can be surprised by how far their family extends. Just ask Pinkie Pie, who discovered in Season Four "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E9PinkieApplePie Pinkie Apple Pie]]" that she and the Apples might be related.[[note]]Specifically, she may be "fourth cousin twice removed by a fifth cousin" to the Apple siblings, but they couldn't prove it for certain due to the records being smudged and unreadable at an important point.[[/note]][[/note]]
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E23TheHooffieldsAndMccolts The Hooffields and McColts]]", the plot resolves around trying to bring peace between the two longtime FeudingFamilies, the Hooffields, who are all brown-furred and excellent farmers but can't build to save their lives, and the [=McColts=], who are all slate-colored and built great forts and houses but are hopeless farmers. The two families have parked themselves on hilltops on opposite sides of a valley and have been fighting each other for generations, ever since their families' founders arrived and parted ways on poor terms. The fighting has been going for so long by the present day that neither side even remembers why they're doing it anymore.
7th Feb '18 1:56:45 PM Xtifr
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* Many of the great dynasties in history. One of the most important things to remember about history is that monarchs often thought of themselves as head of TheClan first and head of TheKingdom only second.

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* Many of the great dynasties in history. One of the most important things to remember about history is that monarchs often thought of themselves as head of TheClan first and head of TheKingdom the Kingdom only second.
5th Feb '18 11:42:53 AM CountDorku
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* The Great Houses of ''TabletopGame/FadingSuns'': House Hawkwood (honourable and determined; based on the Atreides from ''Literature/{{Dune}}''), House Decados (decadent, treacherous and cunning; obviously the Harkonnens), The Hazat (''never'' House Hazat; [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior House Guys]]), House Li Halan (underwent an ''overnight'' conversion from "makes House Decados look restrained" to "zealous religiosity and a firmly LawfulNeutral philosophy"), and House al-Malik (philosophers and {{Limousine Liberal}}s). There are other Houses, but those are the big five.

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* The Great Houses of ''TabletopGame/FadingSuns'': House Hawkwood (honourable and determined; based on the Atreides from ''Literature/{{Dune}}''), House Decados (decadent, treacherous and cunning; obviously the Harkonnens), The Hazat (''never'' House Hazat; [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior House Guys]]), House Li Halan (underwent an ''overnight'' conversion from "makes House Decados look restrained" to "zealous religiosity and a firmly LawfulNeutral philosophy"), and House al-Malik (philosophers and {{Limousine Liberal}}s).whose belief in equality somehow never applies to them). There are other Houses, but those are the big five.
5th Feb '18 11:40:36 AM CountDorku
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* The Great Houses of ''TabletopGame/FadingSuns'': House Hawkwood (honourable and determined; based on the Atreides from ''Literature/{{Dune}}''), House Decados (decadent, treacherous and cunning; obviously the Harkonnens), The Hazat (''never'' House Hazat; [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior House Guys]]), House Li Halan (underwent an ''overnight'' conversion from "makes House Decados look restrained" to "zealous religiosity and a firmly LawfulNeutral philosophy"), and House al-Malik (philosophers and {{Limousine Liberal}}s). There are other Houses, but those are the big five.
2nd Feb '18 12:54:37 AM Cryoclaste
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* '''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.

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* '''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. ''Film/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.
23rd Jan '18 7:16:06 AM FoxBluereaver
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''/''Literature/TheHobbit''/''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' FusionFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11852303/1/Rise-of-a-Star-Knight Rise of a Star Knight]]'', and its sequel ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12404778/1/Knights-of-Remnant-The-Ring-of-Darkness Knights of Remnant: The Ring of Darkness]]'', has the House of Valkyrie, [[CuteBruiser Nora's]] extended family, who take the place of the dwarves, being famed for their stonework and {{Mithril}}. And their [[DropTheHammer warhammers]]. They are also the ones who built Moria, which Nora at one point describes as an "ancient Valkyrie city", and even uses the dwarven name for it at times. Nora at one point mentions that her [[NeverMessWithGranny grandmother, Sif]], is leading a ''tribe'' of Valkyries to retake Moria. [[spoiler:It ends better for them than it did for the dwarves. A large number of them escape while Sif and her warriors make a LastStand against the Grimm, unlike with the dwarves, where the entire expedition was killed]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''/''Literature/TheHobbit''/''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' FusionFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11852303/1/Rise-of-a-Star-Knight Rise of a Star Knight]]'', and its sequel ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12404778/1/Knights-of-Remnant-The-Ring-of-Darkness Knights of Remnant: The Ring of Darkness]]'', has the House of Valkyrie, [[CuteBruiser Nora's]] extended family, who take the place of the dwarves, being famed for their stonework and {{Mithril}}. And their [[DropTheHammer warhammers]]. They are also the ones who built Moria, which Nora at one point describes as an "ancient Valkyrie city", and even uses the dwarven name for it at times. Nora at one point mentions that her [[NeverMessWithGranny grandmother, Sif]], is leading a ''tribe'' of Valkyries to retake Moria. [[spoiler:It ends better for them than it did for the dwarves. A large number of them escape while Sif and her warriors make a LastStand against the Grimm, unlike with the dwarves, where the entire expedition was killed]]killed]].
* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' features some prominent examples:
** In Kanto, there's the Fisher Clan, possibly the most important family of Crimson City. Their founder, Utsubotto Fisher, was a Victreebel Species Bloodliner, and won many battles centuries ago with his (at the time) unparalleled knowledge about the Bellsprout evolutionary line, such as the fact they were part Poison-types in adition to Grass-types.
** In Johto, there's the Blackthorn Dragon Clan, master trainers of Dragon-type and dragon-like Pokémon for many generations. Clair and Lance are the current heirs, and the former is actually pressed by the clan's elders into marrying to secure the next generation.
8th Jan '18 9:15:57 PM Observance
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* Creator/CharlesStross's ''Literature/TheMerchantPrincesSeries'', centers around a clan whose members are distinguished by the inherited ability to travel to alternate timeline(s) by viewing a certain pattern. They mostly use this power to manufacture drugs and smuggle them past national borders.

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* Creator/CharlesStross's ''Literature/TheMerchantPrincesSeries'', centers around a clan whose members are distinguished by the inherited ability to travel to alternate timeline(s) by viewing a certain pattern. They There's an unbelievable amount of internal scheming and politics, but they mostly use this power to manufacture drugs and smuggle them past national borders.
8th Jan '18 9:13:05 PM Observance
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* Creator/CharlesStross's ''Literature/TheMerchantPrincesSeries'', where clan members can all walk between worlds.

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* Creator/CharlesStross's ''Literature/TheMerchantPrincesSeries'', where centers around a clan whose members can all walk between worlds.are distinguished by the inherited ability to travel to alternate timeline(s) by viewing a certain pattern. They mostly use this power to manufacture drugs and smuggle them past national borders.
27th Dec '17 5:10:07 PM dracogeorge
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''/''Literature/TheHobbit''/''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' FusionFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11852303/1/Rise-of-a-Star-Knight Rise of a Star Knight]]'', and its sequel ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12404778/1/Knights-of-Remnant-The-Ring-of-Darkness Knights of Remnant: The Ring of Darkness]]'', has the House of Valkyrie, [[CuteBruiser Nora's]] extended family, who take the place of the dwarves, being famed for their stonework and {{Mithril}}. And their [[DropTheHammer warhammers]]. They are also the ones who built Moria. Nora at one point mentions that her [[NeverMessWithGranny grandmother, Sif]], is leading a ''tribe'' of Valkyries to retake Moria. [[spoiler:It ends better for them than it did for the dwarves. A large number of them escape while Sif and her warriors make a LastStand against the Grimm, unlike with the dwarves, where the entire expedition was killed]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''/''Literature/TheHobbit''/''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' FusionFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11852303/1/Rise-of-a-Star-Knight Rise of a Star Knight]]'', and its sequel ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12404778/1/Knights-of-Remnant-The-Ring-of-Darkness Knights of Remnant: The Ring of Darkness]]'', has the House of Valkyrie, [[CuteBruiser Nora's]] extended family, who take the place of the dwarves, being famed for their stonework and {{Mithril}}. And their [[DropTheHammer warhammers]]. They are also the ones who built Moria.Moria, which Nora at one point describes as an "ancient Valkyrie city", and even uses the dwarven name for it at times. Nora at one point mentions that her [[NeverMessWithGranny grandmother, Sif]], is leading a ''tribe'' of Valkyries to retake Moria. [[spoiler:It ends better for them than it did for the dwarves. A large number of them escape while Sif and her warriors make a LastStand against the Grimm, unlike with the dwarves, where the entire expedition was killed]]
27th Dec '17 5:06:58 PM dracogeorge
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''/''Literature/TheHobbit''/''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' FusionFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11852303/1/Rise-of-a-Star-Knight Rise of a Star Knight]]'', and its sequel ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12404778/1/Knights-of-Remnant-The-Ring-of-Darkness Knights of Remnant: The Ring of Darkness]]'', has the House of Valkyrie, [[CuteBruiser Nora's]] extended family, who take the place of the dwarves, being famed for their stonework and {{Mithril}}, and they are the ones who built Moria. Nora at one point mentions that her [[NeverMessWithGranny grandmother, Sif]], is leading a ''tribe'' of Valkyries to retake Moria. [[spoiler:It ends better for them than it did for the dwarves. A large number of them escape while Sif and her warriors make a LastStand against the Grimm, unlike with the dwarves, where the entire expedition was killed]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''/''Literature/TheHobbit''/''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' FusionFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11852303/1/Rise-of-a-Star-Knight Rise of a Star Knight]]'', and its sequel ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12404778/1/Knights-of-Remnant-The-Ring-of-Darkness Knights of Remnant: The Ring of Darkness]]'', has the House of Valkyrie, [[CuteBruiser Nora's]] extended family, who take the place of the dwarves, being famed for their stonework and {{Mithril}}, and they {{Mithril}}. And their [[DropTheHammer warhammers]]. They are also the ones who built Moria. Nora at one point mentions that her [[NeverMessWithGranny grandmother, Sif]], is leading a ''tribe'' of Valkyries to retake Moria. [[spoiler:It ends better for them than it did for the dwarves. A large number of them escape while Sif and her warriors make a LastStand against the Grimm, unlike with the dwarves, where the entire expedition was killed]]
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