History Series / AllMyChildren

31st Jan '18 4:37:34 PM XFllo
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* MayDecemberRomance:
** Most of Adam's and Palmer's marriages fall into this category.
** Phoebe and Wade Matthews.
** Erica and Ryan.
15th Nov '17 10:28:45 PM DrOO7
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* DeathOfAChild: Palmer John Cortlandt, Leora Hayward, Anna Clair Chandler, and Madison's daughter.



* FalseRapeAccusation: Liza accuses Jesse of rape after he confronts her over her cruelty to his best friend Jenny. Him fleeing to New York City to avoid arrest is what kicks off his and Jenny's summer on the run. [[note]] Aside from being ranked second only to [[Series/GeneralHospital Luke and Laura's]], it's considered one of the show's greatest storylines [[/note]] In a cruel irony, Liza was raped for real several years later, and thanks to her previous actions, everyone felt her claims were another example of this trope.



* InfantImmortality: Massively averted by Palmer John Cortlandt, Leora Hayward, Anna Clair Chandler, and Madison's daughter.


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* ReplacementGoldfish: Brooke's foster daughter Laura accuses her of taking her in so that she can serve as this regarding her late daughter, who was also named Laura. It didn't help that the second Laura was roughly the age that the first would have been had she lived. Adam also accuses Brooke of this when she staunchly defends her against Adam's accusations of theft, telling her she's confusing the two girls.
12th Nov '17 8:51:18 PM DrOO7
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** Terrence was this to Brian, Hayley, and An Li, with the four of them being a group of good friends.
12th Nov '17 8:47:19 PM DrOO7
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* BlackBestFriend: SuperCouple Jesse and Angie to SuperCouple Greg and Jenny, respectively. Jesse was this to Tad too.

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* BlackBestFriend: SuperCouple Jesse and Angie to SuperCouple Greg and Jenny, respectively. Jesse was this to Jenny and Tad too.
8th Nov '17 3:55:12 PM DrOO7
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* TheBabyTrap: An Li tries to pull this on Brian as she knows that their CitizenshipMarriage is ending now that she has her green card. While it works temporarily, friend Terrence browbeats her into admitting that she's lying, telling her that she is not the kind of cruel, deceitful person to pull a stunt like this.
** Allie tries to pull this on Jake by not wearing her diaphragm. It backfired in two ways — when he found it after they had sex and dumped her, angry at her attempt at pulling this trope, and when she failed to conceive.
** Kendall tries to pull this with Anton... and, of course, it doesn't work. He doesn't believe her for a second, given how diligent she was about taking the pill. She caves in pretty quickly and tells the truth once he drags her to the doctor, who needs to give her a full set of tests and a needle, but Kendall is AfraidOfNeedles and freaks out, admitting she's lying.


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* CitizenshipMarriage: Brian marries An Li so that she won't be sent back to China. The fact that she was a student who could have gotten a visa, as well as employed by people who could have sponsored her somehow escaped both of their notice. But possible not An Li's, as she was of course, madly in love with Brian (who was equally madly in love with Hayley) and hoping that he would reciprocate, even trying to pull TheBabyTrap in order to hang onto him.
8th Nov '17 3:41:53 PM DrOO7
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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: Tom and Livia dealt with this. While most of their problems were typical soap problems, they seemed to be exacerbated by the racial difference—when her son's father resurfaced, Tom feared she would end their relationship, not just to rekindle an old romance, but because she might prefer to be with a black man.



** Julia became pregnant following her rape, but had an abortion.



* CrossOver: with sister soaps ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', ''Series/{{Loving}}'', and ''Series/GeneralHospital.''

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* CrossOver: with sister soaps ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', ''Series/{{Loving}}'', ''Series/{{Loving}}'' (most frequently), and ''Series/GeneralHospital.''
8th Nov '17 3:30:39 PM DrOO7
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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: RichBitch Liza Colby [[FalseRapeAccusation falsely accuses]] Jesse of raping her after he confronts her over her cruelty to his best friend Jenny, using this stereotype to garner sympathy.
** Jesse and Jenny actually played out a platonic version of this, even once being ranked as one of "The Greatest Romances That Never Were". It's been speculated that the racial difference and each being part of their own SuperCouple are the only things that kept the writers from making their relationship romantic.
---> '''Jesse''': People see a black guy and a white girl together, they start getting ideas.\\
'''Jenny''': Jesse, I don't care what a bunch of bigots think.
** Jesse and Rebecca, the woman he married while presumed dead and on the run.
** Subverted with Noah and Julia, who was Mexican.
3rd Nov '17 7:33:06 PM DrOO7
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* BlackBestFriend: SuperCouple Jesse and Angie to SuperCouple Greg and Jenny, respectively. Jesse was this to Tad too.
29th Oct '17 10:49:54 PM DrOO7
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* AllGaysArePedophiles: When Michael Delaney comes out of the closet, this is the main stereotype he has to battle--brother-in-law Trevor is suddenly very reluctant to let him spend time with his son, and parents seem to want him fired from his teaching job for this particular reason. Palmer irritatedly states if he were a practicing HETEROSEXUAL, no one would be afraid of having him around their daughters, and Michael himself angrily tells Trevor that by his reasoning, he should be leery about Trevor spending time with his niece.



** In 1992, Will Cortlandt is bludgeoned to death with a crowbar and had become such a pariah that there were no less than 15 suspects, including his own SISTER.

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** In 1992, Will Cortlandt is was bludgeoned to death with a crowbar and had become such a pariah that there were no less than 15 suspects, including his own SISTER.
17th Oct '17 5:23:53 PM Mdjj1996
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