Created By: StevenT on March 14, 2011 Last Edited By: StevenT on March 14, 2011

Sudden Relation

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When characters not originally meant to be related are suddenly made related.

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  • March 14, 2011
    Assuming they were strictly NOT related before, and became related due to scenario changes? Or they were never MENTIONED to be related, and suddenly they are made so? Or they never KNEW they were related but suddenly they are..?
  • March 14, 2011
    Yeah, depending on how widely this goes, it could end up supertrope for things like Luke I Am Your Father. Best be precise.

    Also, subtrope of Arc Welding. (Gotta pimp my own stuff.)
  • March 14, 2011
    So this is Luke I Am Your Father only where they originally in the series weren't intended to be? So, the only way we know is Word Of God says so?

  • March 14, 2011
    • Newspaper Comics: In The Perishers, Baby Grumpling wasn't originally related to the other kids, but writer maurice Dodd later decided it would be funnier if he was Maisie's annoying little brother.
    • Live Action TV: In series 3 of Robin Of Sherwood there's an episode revealing that Robert of Huntingdon (Robin Hood Mk II) is actually his enemy Guy of Gisburne's half-brother. Word Of God says writer Richard Carpenter got the idea from the fact that actors Jason Connery and Robert Addie were both blond.
  • March 14, 2011
    A staple effect of Soaperizing.