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13th Jun '16 9:58:47 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''The Song of the Cardinal'', the she-cardinal suffers because of a separation in the migration.
-->''She was so frail and weak she lost her family in migration, and followed with some strangers that were none too kind.''
19th May '16 1:40:14 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** When Angron is buried under tonnes of rubble, Lorgar teleports in the thick of the battle and starts digging him out, nearly completely ignoring the enemies and fight he's in center of.

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** When Angron is buried under tonnes of rubble, Lorgar teleports in the thick of the battle and starts digging him out, nearly completely ignoring the enemies and fight he's in center of.



** Defied by Leman Russ, who's [[WhatTheHellHero perfectly willing to kill his brothers]] if the Emperor orders him so. It's implied that he executed two before the series begins, and by the start of the story, he's off to kill Magnus.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles,'' Thomas Raith takes this seriously, partly because Daddy Raith raised his children that way to control them, but partly because he truly believes it. [[spoiler:After he reveals their connection to Harry, to explain why he looks out for him, Harry returns it.]] Which is interesting because the rest of the Raiths do not act on it -- in spades.
** Harry himself goes to ridiculous lengths to protect and help people he considers family [[spoiler: as well as the few people who are actually his blood relations]]. And he also often goes out on a limb to protect other families, especially the Carpenters. Having grown up as an orphan probably has something to do with it.

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** Defied by Leman Russ, who's [[WhatTheHellHero perfectly willing to kill his brothers]] brothers if the Emperor orders him so. It's implied that he executed two before the series begins, and by the start of the story, he's off to kill Magnus.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles,'' Thomas Raith takes this seriously, partly because Daddy Raith raised his children that way to control them, but partly because he truly believes it. [[spoiler:After he reveals their connection to Harry, to explain why he looks out for him, Harry returns it.]] Which is interesting because the rest of the Raiths do not ''not'' act on it -- in spades.
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** Harry himself goes to ridiculous great lengths to protect and help people he considers family [[spoiler: as well as the few people who are actually truly his blood relations]]. And he He also often goes out on a limb to protect other families, especially the Carpenters. Having grown up as an orphan probably has something to do with it.


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*''JourneyToChaos'': When a sapient becomes a monster, they will forget everything about their life as a sapient because their mind has been scrambled by the mutation. However, they will still recognize at least one person and be docile around that person. This person is typically a family member with whom they were extremely close. The Mana Mutation Summit features the bond between siblings, parent-child and uncle-nephew as well.
14th May '16 11:10:51 AM GeneralSpecific
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* The ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' sextuplets may fight a lot, but they care for each other deep down inside (yes, even [[SocialClimber Todomatsu]]). This was even more prominent in the prequel series ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'', where the rest of the brothers will go after the attacker if one brother got hit.

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* The ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' sextuplets may fight a lot, but they care for each other deep down inside (yes, even [[SocialClimber Todomatsu]]). This was even more prominent in the prequel series ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'', where the rest of the brothers will would go after the attacker if one brother got hit.
13th May '16 2:47:07 PM margdean56
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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Brothers In Arms'', Literature/MilesVorkosigan's immediate interest in his brother/clone Mark is tempered by the events of the novel. But later in the series, both Miles and his parents evince interest in Mark based solely on the blood connection, and he does end up on Barrayan among the Vorkosigans.

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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Brothers In Arms'', Literature/MilesVorkosigan's immediate interest in his brother/clone Mark is tempered by the events of the novel. But later in the series, both Miles and his parents evince interest in Mark based solely on the blood connection, and he does end up on Barrayan Barrayar among the Vorkosigans.



* ''Literature/AMurderIsAnnounced'' features twin sisters who have been SeparatedAtBirth, don't know they're sisters, and one of them actually dislikes the other. However, once they realize the relationship, they develop a sense of family solidarity and one of them (the one who disliked the other) goes so far as to lie to the police for her sister's sake. [[spoiler: Emma, one twin, dislikes the other because she sees her as competition for the favor - and money - of Miss Blacklock. The realization that Philippa is in fact her twin sister changes her from rival to ally in Emma's mind making her sudden protectiveness perfectly reasonable.]]

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* ''Literature/AMurderIsAnnounced'' features twin sisters who have been SeparatedAtBirth, don't know they're sisters, and one of them actually dislikes the other. However, once they realize the relationship, they develop a sense of family solidarity and one of them (the one who disliked the other) goes so far as to lie to the police for her sister's sake. [[spoiler: Emma, one twin, dislikes the other because she sees her as competition for the favor - -- and money - -- of Miss Blacklock. The realization that Philippa is in fact her twin sister changes her from rival to ally in Emma's mind making her sudden protectiveness perfectly reasonable.]]



* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''The Song of the Cardinal'', the she-cardinal suffers because of a separation in the migration

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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''The Song of the Cardinal'', the she-cardinal suffers because of a separation in the migrationmigration.



* Seen in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', and evident primarily with the [[BigScrewedUpFamily Blacks]], although occurs in several other family as well. Overlaps with FamilyHonor in many cases, but not always. The term "blood traitor" is often applied to wizards (primarily purebloods, but not necessarily) who "betray the family" by going against their ideals. It is considered a highly derogatory term, and is comparable to disownment. It's also worth noting that this "obedience to family" is a driving force amidst many of the Death Eaters (eg. [[TheDutifulSon Regulus]], the [[FamilyHonor Malfoys]]), and seems to be a major factor in pureblood culture. "Blood traitor" is also used in a more general sense, to donate those who have gone against the perceived "societal principles of wizardkind" as well, presumably as a derivative of the above.

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* Seen in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', and evident primarily with the [[BigScrewedUpFamily Blacks]], although occurs in several other family families as well. Overlaps with FamilyHonor in many cases, but not always. The term "blood traitor" is often applied to wizards (primarily purebloods, but not necessarily) who "betray the family" by going against their ideals. It is considered a highly derogatory term, and is comparable to disownment. It's also worth noting that this "obedience to family" is a driving force amidst for many of the Death Eaters (eg.(e.g. [[TheDutifulSon Regulus]], the [[FamilyHonor Malfoys]]), and seems to be a major factor in pureblood culture. "Blood traitor" is also used in a more general sense, to donate denote those who have gone against the perceived "societal principles of wizardkind" as well, presumably presumably, as a derivative of the above.
13th May '16 2:35:13 PM margdean56
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Avoiding this trope is a major factor in ConvenientlyAnOrphan. RelativelyFlimsyExcuse draws on this to make the (false) excuse. When the blood ties are pushed their farthest limit, SpeciesLoyalty.

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Avoiding this trope is a major factor in ConvenientlyAnOrphan. RelativelyFlimsyExcuse draws on this to make the (false) excuse. When the blood ties are pushed to their farthest limit, SpeciesLoyalty.
9th May '16 8:27:40 AM Spindriver
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Opposite of NoBloodTies. Compare {{Nepotism}}, InTheBlood, FamilyHonor.

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Opposite of NoBloodTies. Some people may think that FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent is also an opposite trope, but actually, sometimes, the two go together -- the reason that a character can't walk away from annoying family entirely in favor of well-loved friends is because they can't deny the bonds of blood. Compare {{Nepotism}}, InTheBlood, FamilyHonor.
6th May '16 3:37:48 PM mkrgolf
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** When the two were auditioning to be Major Glory's sidekick, Deedee insulted Dexter and laughed at him for thinking he could ever win the title. When Dee Dee gets hurt by a gang of Glory's villains ambushing the audition Dexter went into a [[BerserkButton berserker rage]] and took out the whole gang single-handedly. At the end of that same episode, Dee Dee turns down Major Glory's offer of being his side.

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** When the two were auditioning to be Major Glory's sidekick, Deedee Dee Dee insulted Dexter and laughed at him for thinking he could ever win the title. When Dee Dee gets hurt by a gang of Glory's villains ambushing the audition Dexter went into a [[BerserkButton berserker rage]] and took out the whole gang single-handedly. At the end of that same episode, Dee Dee turns down Major Glory's offer of being his side.
6th May '16 3:37:18 PM mkrgolf
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** When the two were auditioning to be Major Glory's sidekick, Deedee insulted Dexter and laughed at him for thinking he could ever win the title. When Deedee gets hurt by a gang of Glory's villains ambushing the audition Dexter went into a [[BerserkButton berserker rage]] and took out the whole gang single-handedly. At the end of that same episode, Dee Dee turns down Major Glory's offer of being his side.

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** When the two were auditioning to be Major Glory's sidekick, Deedee insulted Dexter and laughed at him for thinking he could ever win the title. When Deedee Dee Dee gets hurt by a gang of Glory's villains ambushing the audition Dexter went into a [[BerserkButton berserker rage]] and took out the whole gang single-handedly. At the end of that same episode, Dee Dee turns down Major Glory's offer of being his side.
5th May '16 7:24:00 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* The ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' sextuplets may fight a lot, but they care for each other deep down inside. This was even more prominent in the prequel series ''Manga/OsomatsuKun''.

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* The ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' sextuplets may fight a lot, but they care for each other deep down inside. inside (yes, even [[SocialClimber Todomatsu]]). This was even more prominent in the prequel series ''Manga/OsomatsuKun''.''Manga/OsomatsuKun'', where the rest of the brothers will go after the attacker if one brother got hit.
2nd May '16 7:02:40 PM Monolaf317
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* The ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' sextuplets may fight a lot, but they care for each other deep down inside. This was even more prominent in the prequel series ''Manga/OsomatsuKun''.
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