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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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