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23rd Aug '16 10:18:44 AM Wildstar93
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* From ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'', in spite of following Aladar over Kron, Neera still tries to save her older brother when Kron is alone and chased by a ''Carnotaurus''. [[spoiler:She's too late to save him, but Neera trying to stop the ''Carnotaurus'' from munching on his body is the last thing he ever sees.]]
18th Aug '16 4:44:33 PM SchrodingersOni
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Ironically, the full proverb from which this trope's name is derived means the exact opposite - being that its full version reads "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb."
21st Jul '16 7:49:48 AM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': The Nohr Siblings Xander, Camilla, Leo and Elise knew that their father Garon lately has been acting really evil and not exactly being a man to be cheered at. Even so, they still stuck with him as he's still their father and they swore not to betray their families after the DeadlyDecadentCourt that they have faced since childhood that costed the majority of their other siblings. [[spoiler:When Garon is revealed to be a slime monster impersonating their father, all bets are off and they're more than glad to rip the impostor a new one, finally accepting that the real Garon has been dead for a long time.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Hanzo is a honorable person overall, but his honor lies within his family loyalty. Therefore, he was being TheDutifulSon to his criminal empire family, never minding their unsavory business because it's still his family, and wishing that his brother Genji would feel the same. Unfortunately, his brother has a different idea about valuing honor, it should be on actions. When Hanzo ended up obeying the order that would look like it killed Genji, he was so distraught that he spilled the blood of his family member, he left the clan in shame. But when Genji came BackFromTheDead and was actively shutting down his family business and being a CyberNinja, Hanzo viewed it as a violation of honor and ended up acting bitter against him.
11th Jul '16 8:04:58 AM Adept
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* In the [[Series/{{Poirot}} TV adaptation]] of ''Literature/TheMurderOfRogerAckroyd'', [[spoiler:Caroline Shepphard]] found [[spoiler:her brother's]] journal confessing the crime, along with a gun which [[spoiler:he initially planned to use to murder Roger Ackroyd]]. When [[spoiler:Dr Shepphard]] was left in the police interrogation, she came along with both items to help him escape.

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* In the [[Series/{{Poirot}} TV adaptation]] of ''Literature/TheMurderOfRogerAckroyd'', [[spoiler:Caroline Shepphard]] found [[spoiler:her brother's]] journal confessing the crime, along with a gun which [[spoiler:he initially planned to use to murder Roger Ackroyd]]. When [[spoiler:Dr Shepphard]] was left in the police interrogation, she came along with both items to help him the killer escape.
11th Jul '16 8:04:29 AM Adept
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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.

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* ''JourneyToChaos'': ''Literature/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.


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* In the [[Series/{{Poirot}} TV adaptation]] of ''Literature/TheMurderOfRogerAckroyd'', [[spoiler:Caroline Shepphard]] found [[spoiler:her brother's]] journal confessing the crime, along with a gun which [[spoiler:he initially planned to use to murder Roger Ackroyd]]. When [[spoiler:Dr Shepphard]] was left in the police interrogation, she came along with both items to help him escape.
10th Jul '16 11:49:37 AM nombretomado
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* And it was hardly the first time BioWare played that card. The "messenger" quests in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' serve much the same function. Carth's [[spoiler: Dark Jedi]] son, Bastila's mother, Mission's deadbeat brother, the utter clusterfuck on Kashyyyk regarding Zaalbar's family...And while it probably isn't blood related, the Mandalorian concept of "family" would put the Jagi and Canderous on this, too.

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* And it was hardly the first time BioWare Creator/BioWare played that card. The "messenger" quests in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' serve much the same function. Carth's [[spoiler: Dark Jedi]] son, Bastila's mother, Mission's deadbeat brother, the utter clusterfuck on Kashyyyk regarding Zaalbar's family...And while it probably isn't blood related, the Mandalorian concept of "family" would put the Jagi and Canderous on this, too.
4th Jul '16 2:42:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Really the entire premise of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', especially the [[KnightTemplarBigBrother main]] [[BerserkButton characters]]. However, as the seasons progress, their UndyingLoyalty is taken to the point of [[DysfunctionJunction unhealthy codependency.]] Toyed with in places, as one of the defining lines of the series is "Family don't end with blood, boy," showing that it's your ''family'', not your ''blood relations'' that are most important. Sam and Dean have their spats but love each other nevertheless, and Bobby shares no blood with them but loves them as if they were his own kids, [[spoiler: even referring to them as his kids to a memory of his abusive father]]. For example, the season two episode ''Tall Tales'' has the two sniping at each other all episode LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. But at the end of the episode, we get this:

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* Really the entire premise of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', especially the [[KnightTemplarBigBrother main]] [[BerserkButton characters]]. However, as the seasons progress, their UndyingLoyalty is taken to the point of [[DysfunctionJunction unhealthy codependency.]] Toyed with in places, as one of the defining lines of the series is "Family don't end with blood, boy," showing that it's your ''family'', not your ''blood relations'' that are most important. Sam and Dean have their spats but love each other nevertheless, and Bobby shares no blood with them but loves them as if they were his own kids, [[spoiler: even referring to them as his kids to a memory of his abusive father]]. For example, the season two episode ''Tall Tales'' "Tall Tales" has the two sniping at each other all episode LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. But at the end of the episode, we get this:
4th Jul '16 2:41:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Really the entire premise of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', especially the [[KnightTemplarBigBrother main]] [[BerserkButton characters]]. However, as the seasons progress, their UndyingLoyalty is taken to the point of [[DysfunctionJunction unhealthy codependency.]] Toyed with in places, as one of the defining lines of the series is "Family don't end with blood, boy," showing that it's your ''family'', not your ''blood relations'' that are most important. Sam and Dean have their spats but love each other nevertheless, and [[TheObiWan Bobby]] shares no blood with them but loves them as if they were his own kids, [[spoiler: even referring to them as his kids to a memory of his abusive father]]. For example, the season two episode ''Tall Tales'' has the two sniping at each other all episode LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. But at the end of the episode, we get this:

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* Really the entire premise of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', especially the [[KnightTemplarBigBrother main]] [[BerserkButton characters]]. However, as the seasons progress, their UndyingLoyalty is taken to the point of [[DysfunctionJunction unhealthy codependency.]] Toyed with in places, as one of the defining lines of the series is "Family don't end with blood, boy," showing that it's your ''family'', not your ''blood relations'' that are most important. Sam and Dean have their spats but love each other nevertheless, and [[TheObiWan Bobby]] Bobby shares no blood with them but loves them as if they were his own kids, [[spoiler: even referring to them as his kids to a memory of his abusive father]]. For example, the season two episode ''Tall Tales'' has the two sniping at each other all episode LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. But at the end of the episode, we get this:
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.
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