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30th Jan '16 10:28:19 AM Omeganian
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* UnexpectedSuccessor: A heir to the throne no one expected or trained to rule.
30th Nov '15 2:17:39 PM HeroGal2347
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* PrestigePeril: Watch out if you get that prominent position...it's a death sentence.
8th May '15 2:27:02 PM Vios
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* InheritanceMurder: Triggering an inheritance early by means of murder.
26th Apr '15 1:25:13 PM Vios
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* HeirInLaw: Inheriting a title via your spouse.
4th May '14 7:09:19 AM morenohijazo
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* SpareToTheThrone: A second child, usually unprepared, has to rule in a position of power because the firstborn was killed.

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* SpareToTheThrone: A second child, usually unprepared, has to rule in a position of power because the firstborn was killed.killed.
* TaxmanTakesTheWinnings: A character receives a large sum of money, only for almost all of it to go to taxes.
22nd Apr '13 9:42:09 AM dspeyer
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* InsurrectionistInheritor: The worthy heir is the one who stood up to the deceased. Perhaps even by killing him.

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* InsurrectionistInheritor: The worthy heir is the one who rebelled against, stood up to the deceased. Perhaps or even by killing him.tried to kill the deceased.
22nd Apr '13 9:20:57 AM dspeyer
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* InsurrectionistInheritor: The worthy heir is the one who stood up to the deceased. Perhaps even by killing him.
11th Mar '13 12:49:45 AM lexicon
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* RebelPrince: He does or wants to reject his royal inheritance.
7th Jan '13 12:58:40 AM lu127
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* ForgingTheWill: A will's contents have been tampered with.
29th Dec '12 10:11:27 AM lu127
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* AncestralWeapon
* GameBetweenHeirs
* HeirClubForMen
* HiddenBackupPrince
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin
* InadequateInheritor
* LegacyCharacter
* LostWillAndTestament
* OnOneCondition
* PassedOverInheritance
* PersonalEffectsReveal
* PetHeir
* RoyaltiesHeir
* SillyWill
* SpareToTheThrone
* {{Tontine}}
* UnexpectedInheritance
* VideoWills
* WhereTheresAWillTheresAStickyNote

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* AncestralWeapon
AncestralWeapon: Receiving a weapon once carried by an ancestor.
* GameBetweenHeirs
GameBetweenHeirs: The inheritance is left up to a game or puzzle.
* HeirClubForMen
HeirClubForMen: There must always be a male heir.
* HiddenBackupPrince
HiddenBackupPrince: A member of the royal family is raised as a commoner and has to step up if the entire family is wiped.
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff
IfYouDieICallYourStuff: Making a claim of one's possessions when they're about to do something extremely risky.
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin
ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: A minor character hands the McGuffin to the heroes as he lays dying.
* InadequateInheritor
InadequateInheritor: The rightful heir is thought unfit for the prospective inheritance.
* LegacyCharacter
LegacyCharacter: A character whose identity is passed down to them from an older character in the form of a title, job or persona for the newer character to assume.
* LostWillAndTestament
LostWillAndTestament: The recently deceased's will is missing for some reason.
* OnOneCondition
OnOneCondition: A condition must be fulfilled in order to obtain the inheritance.
* PassedOverInheritance
PassedOverInheritance: The deceased leaves his belongings not to his closest family, but someone completely unexpected and usually not related.
* PersonalEffectsReveal
PersonalEffectsReveal: Going through the belongings of the recently deceased.
* PetHeir
PetHeir: A pet inherits a large fortune.
* RoyaltiesHeir
RoyaltiesHeir: Someone is rich because a family member invented something profitable and well-known.
* SillyWill
SillyWill: The bequests and conditions of the will are nonsense, made to screw around with the heirs.
* SpareToTheThrone
SpareToTheThrone: A second child, usually unprepared, has to rule in a position of power because the firstborn was killed.
* {{Tontine}}
{{Tontine}}: A group of people take one or more collectively owned items of worth and put it in trust. The last surviving member of the group will then receive the items.
* UnexpectedInheritance
UnexpectedInheritance: An inheritance coming out of nowhere, usually from a family member who wasn't very close.
* VideoWills
VideoWills: Leaving a parting message in the form of a recording.
* WhereTheresAWillTheresAStickyNote WhereTheresAWillTheresAStickyNote: The will is not made in the form of a legal document but in a much more casual fashion.
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