History Series / AllMyChildren

4th May '16 7:05:22 AM leelea
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Regardless of being designated heroes and/or villains, very few characters in the series could truly be considered clear-cut good or evil, especially if they have criminal pasts. Erica and Kendall alone have both committed enough crimes, both individually and equally, to pile-drive them into federal prison for a very long time.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Regardless of being designated heroes and/or villains, very few characters in the series could truly be considered clear-cut good or evil, especially with most characters having committed their share of crimes, even if they have criminal pasts. are a hero. Erica and Kendall her daughter, Kendall, alone have both committed enough crimes, both individually and equally, to pile-drive them into federal prison for a very long time.
4th May '16 6:58:59 AM leelea
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** After David Hayward's apparent death, only Greenlee, Marissa, and Krystal attended his funeral; he had become such a pariah by that time that everyone else in town celebrated his demise at [=ConFusion=].

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** After David Hayward's apparent death, only Greenlee, daughter Marissa, and Krystal attended his funeral; he had become such a pariah by that time that everyone else in town celebrated his demise at [=ConFusion=].



* AttemptedRape: Michael Cambias tries to rape both Erica and Kendall, but is stopped both times. Bianca [[RapeAsDrama isn't so lucky]].

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* AttemptedRape: Michael Cambias tries to rape both Erica and Kendall, but is stopped both times.they each save each other from him. Bianca [[RapeAsDrama isn't so lucky]].



* BrotherSisterIncest: Narrowly avoided when Erica was engaged to Mark, who turned out to be her half-brother; her mother intervened before they could go through with it, and told them the truth.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Narrowly avoided when Erica was engaged to Mark, who turned out to be her half-brother; her mother mother, Mona, intervened before they could go through with it, and told them the truth.



*** First, Trey Kenyon comes to town, obsessed with Kendall, going so far as to systematically destroy her relationships and isolate her from everyone until she became dependent on him and his advice, going so far as to burn down Erica's house and making it look like Kendall did it. They almost kiss multiple times with Trey initiating it, creepy in and of itself but when it comes out that he's her half-brother, and he knew the entire time,[[NightmareFuel it takes on a whole new level of disturbing.]]

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*** First, Trey Kenyon comes to town, obsessed with Kendall, going so far as to systematically destroy her relationships and isolate her from everyone until she became dependent on him and his advice, going so far as to burn down Erica's her mother, Erica's, house and making it look like Kendall did it.frame Kendall. They almost kiss multiple times with Trey initiating it, creepy in and of itself but when it comes out that he's her half-brother, and he knew the entire time,[[NightmareFuel it takes on a whole new level of disturbing.]]



* ChildByRape: Kendall, who was conceived when her mother, Erica, was raped at the age of 14. At first, she would lash out at Erica while longing for her approval, making for an emotionally tumultuous and complex mother-daughter relationship between the two. When the truth about her conception surfaced, Erica and Kendall made amends and became close again for good.

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* ChildByRape: Kendall, who was conceived when her mother, Erica, was raped at the age of 14. At first, she would lash out at Erica and act out while longing for her Erica's approval, making for an emotionally tumultuous and complex mother-daughter relationship between the two. When the truth about her conception surfaced, Erica and Kendall made amends and became close again for good.



* CrossOver: with sister soaps ''OneLifeToLive'' and ''Loving''

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* CrossOver: with sister soaps ''OneLifeToLive'' ''OneLifeToLive'', ''Loving'', and ''Loving''''General Hospital.''
4th May '16 6:35:23 AM leelea
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** Miranda was conceived when her mother, Bianca, was raped by Michael Cambias.



** Bianca, Kendall's sister, became pregnant after Michael Cambias raped her. Kendall covered for Bianca in order to hide the truth from their mother, Erica, at the cost of straining their family relationship. Once the truth came out, Erica and her daughters became close again.

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** Bianca, Kendall's sister, became pregnant after when Michael Cambias raped her.her, resulting in her daughter, Miranda. Kendall covered for Bianca in order to hide the truth from their mother, Erica, at the cost of straining their family relationship. Once the truth came out, Erica and her daughters became close again.
4th May '16 6:32:25 AM leelea
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* AntagonisticOffspring: There's a reason why Kendall was termed "the most terrible daughter in daytime" during her early years on the show, though [[LikeMotherLikeDaughter she shared many traits with her mother.]]

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* AntagonisticOffspring: There's a reason why Kendall was termed once called "the most terrible daughter in daytime" during her early years on the show, though [[LikeMotherLikeDaughter she shared many traits with her mother.mother, Erica.]]



* CassandraTruth: Annie repeatedly attempts to warn everyone that her brother Richie is evil, but everyone dismisses her. It's only after he seals Zach and Greenlee in a bomb shelter and leaves them for dead, that everyone realizes that Annie was telling the truth.

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* CassandraTruth: Annie repeatedly attempts to warn everyone that her brother Richie brother, Richie, is evil, but everyone dismisses her. It's only after he seals Zach and Greenlee in a bomb shelter and leaves them for dead, dead that everyone realizes that Annie was telling the truth.



* ChildByRape: Kendall, who was conceived when Erica was raped at the age of 14. She made Erica's life a living hell until the truth about her conception surfaced and the two would make amends.
** Bianca, Kendall's sister, became pregnant after Michael Cambias raped her. Kendall covered for Bianca in order to hide the truth from their mother Erica, at the cost of straining their family relationship. Once the truth came out, Erica and her daughters became close again.

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* ChildByRape: Kendall, who was conceived when Erica her mother, Erica, was raped at the age of 14. She made Erica's life a living hell until At first, she would lash out at Erica while longing for her approval, making for an emotionally tumultuous and complex mother-daughter relationship between the two. When the truth about her conception surfaced surfaced, Erica and the two would make amends.
Kendall made amends and became close again for good.
** Miranda was conceived when her mother, Bianca, was raped by Michael Cambias.
** Emily Ann Sago was conceived when her mother was raped by Billy Clyde Tuggle.
** Bianca, Kendall's sister, became pregnant after Michael Cambias raped her. Kendall covered for Bianca in order to hide the truth from their mother mother, Erica, at the cost of straining their family relationship. Once the truth came out, Erica and her daughters became close again.
4th May '16 5:41:44 AM leelea
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* AntagonisticOffspring: There's a reason why she was termed "the most terrible daughter in daytime" during her early years on the show, though [[LikeMotherLikeDaughter she shared many traits with her mother.]]

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* AntagonisticOffspring: There's a reason why she Kendall was termed "the most terrible daughter in daytime" during her early years on the show, though [[LikeMotherLikeDaughter she shared many traits with her mother.]]
4th May '16 5:40:37 AM leelea
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* AntagonisticOffspring: There's a reason why Kendall was termed "the most terrible daughter in daytime" during her early years on the show.

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* AntagonisticOffspring: There's a reason why Kendall she was termed "the most terrible daughter in daytime" during her early years on the show.show, though [[LikeMotherLikeDaughter she shared many traits with her mother.]]
** [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] because, despite her scheming during this period in the series, Kendall never offed anyone and had no intentions of doing so.
4th Apr '16 3:06:10 AM goldenroad
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*** Later in the series Kendall becomes increasingly close to Josh Madden, the son of Kendall's OB-GYN. Turns out Josh was Kendall's younger half-brother, whom Erica had aborted, (which led to the infamous un-aborted embryo storyline). His dad? The doctor who had told Erica the baby was dead.

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*** Later in the series Kendall becomes increasingly close to Josh Madden, the son of Kendall's OB-GYN. Turns out Josh was Kendall's younger half-brother, whom Erica had aborted, (which led to the infamous un-aborted embryo storyline). His dad? The doctor who had told Erica the baby was dead.dead; his wife took the embryo into herself.



* IdenticalStranger: Erica is kidnapped by a woman who was jealous of her, so got MagicPlasticSurgery in order to take over her life. This of course was Susan Lucci in a dual role, allowing her to lampshade all of Erica's idiosyncrasies.

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* IdenticalStranger: In the home stretch of the ABC run, Erica is kidnapped by a woman who was jealous of her, so got MagicPlasticSurgery in order to take over her life. This of course was Susan Lucci in a dual role, allowing her to lampshade all of Erica's idiosyncrasies.
23rd Oct '15 8:32:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Opal, of all people.
19th May '15 12:46:27 AM tenryufan
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* WagTheDirector: The [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness surprising revelation]] that Palmer was an outspoken proponent of gay rights came courtesy of James Mitchell refusing to play the storyline as originally written, in which Palmer would have been an equally outspoken homophobe.



* WrittenInInfirmity: Several times, most famously with Frances Heflin's lung cancer.
** When Jill Larson injured her hand during a fight scene, the writers turned it into an automobile accident. Coincidentally...
** ...James Mitchell suffered a hairline pelvic fracture at the same time, so the writers explained away the wheelchair by the same automobile accident.
26th Mar '15 10:18:17 PM ajitter89
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*** Later in the series Kendall becomes increasingly close to Josh Madden, the son of Kendall's OB-GYN. Turns out Josh was Kendall's twin, whom Erica thought had died at birth. His dad? The doctor who had told Erica the baby was dead.

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*** Later in the series Kendall becomes increasingly close to Josh Madden, the son of Kendall's OB-GYN. Turns out Josh was Kendall's twin, younger half-brother, whom Erica thought had died at birth.aborted, (which led to the infamous un-aborted embryo storyline). His dad? The doctor who had told Erica the baby was dead.
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