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->''Well, I bought the salon from my mom, and Emma's...a teenager now, and believe it or not, she's actually going to Degrassi just like we all did. [[LampshadeHanging It's like some kind of weird deja vu]].''
-->-- '''Christine "Spike" Nelson''', in a '''''Series/{{Degrassi}}: The Next Generation''''' DeletedScene.

When, rather than using SpinoffBabies (the main characters of an older series being made younger) you instead make a show about the descendants of people from the original premise. Sometimes evolve out of a KidFromTheFuture. May overlap with both GenerationXerox and LegacyCharacter, but can also exist independently of both tropes.

SubTrope of ChangingOfTheGuard.

Popular FanFic device, especially if there ''are'' canonical descendants.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* The Japanese have done a few anime series about the fictional descendants of TheShinsengumi, including ''Tobe! Isami'' (''Soar High! Isami'') and ''Kidou Shinsengumi Moeyo Ken''.
* Japan does this a lot, actually. For example, ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has a different "[=JoJo=]" for each arc, but most/all are blood relatives one way or another (to exemplify: Jonathan is grandpa to Joseph, who is grandpa to Jotaro, who in a subversion, is ''nephew'' to Josuke!).
** Giorno gets the most distant relations to any other, infact his father side of his family is downright screwed up (his dad is Dio, no less!), but regardless he bears the birthmark.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' mixes this trope with CrossOver, featuring the titular character; the grandson of ''Literature/ArseneLupin'', [[UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon Goemon XIII]], and Inspector Zenigata of ''Zenigata Heiji Covers all of Edo''.
** [[Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket And Ganimard III. And Lawrence III of Arabia. And Sherlock Holmes III. And...]]
** Lesser known is ''Anime/LupinVIII'', a 1982 series centering on Lupin III's descendant five generations down the line. Only a pilot was made, due to the estate of Maurice [=LeBlanc=] (creator of the original Literature/ArseneLupin) wanting more money than the producers were willing to pay.
* While Chibiusa is always a main character on ''Manga/SailorMoon'', a later one-shot manga story, deliberately set in an alternate universe and timeline, starred the children of the Guardian Senshi, plus a brand new younger sibling to Chibiusa by the name of Kousagi. Almost all of the kids had the [[IdenticalGrandson same names and appearances as their parents]] except for Kousagi, who actually looked like her own character, but [[InSeriesNickname Chibiusa]] is the sibling with her mother's name.
** The manga had numerous one-shot Chibiusa stories that ran in a separate magazine.
* The anime ''FinalFantasy: Legend of the Crystals'' was based on the world of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' and starred one of Bartz' descendants. Presumably the "Queen Lenna of Tycoon" is also a descendant of the original Lenna, though she's just a supporting character.
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid''. A SpinOff of ''LyricalNanoha'' (yes, a SpinOff of a SpinOff) starring Nanoha's adopted daughter, Vivio.
* ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' was supposed to be this, but [[ExecutiveMeddling popular demand just didn't allow Toriyama to keep Goku out of it.]]
** Inverted in that Bardock, the father of Goku both got an anime special and a little manga spinoff.
* ''KinnikumanNisei'' is about Kinniku Mantaro, the son of the original {{Kinnikuman}}.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' sequel novel ''Frozen Teardrop'' takes the cast from the anime and puts them in the mentor roles while GenerationXerox versions of Duo (his son), Trowa (his student) and Quatre (his younger sister) do all the heavy lifting. [[spoiler:As does Heero Yuy, who was in cryogenic stasis the whole time.]]
* The main character of ''TheKindaichiCaseFiles'', Hajime Kindaichi is the grandson of famous detective character Kosuke Kindaichi, created by Seishi Yokomizo.
* ''Manga/ShamanKingFlowers'' follows Yoh's son, Hana, as well as the next generation Shamans.
* Ao Fukai in ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'' is the son of the main heroes of [[Anime/EurekaSeven the first series]], Renton and Eureka.
* For the most part averted in ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega''. Out of the six (later seven) main characters, only one is actually biologically related to a main character from the classic series (Ryuhou, Shiryu's son).
* ''Manga/UQHolder'' is set in the 2080's some 80 years after ''Negima'' and the main character, Touta Konoe, is the grandson of Negi Springfield.
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Girl}}'' and the majority of the teen hero characters from MarvelComics' [[MarvelComics2 MC-2]] lineup.
* In another example from MarvelComics, three of the YoungAvengers (Stature, Wiccan, and Speed) are children of former Avengers members. A fourth (Patriot) is the grandson of the ''first'' CaptainAmerica.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Franchise/TheGreenHornet was, believe it or not, originally introduced as TheLoneRanger's great-nephew.
** Not all that unbelievable; the Hornet and the Ranger were both created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker as broadcast content for Trendle's Detroit radio station, WXYZ. The relationship isn't that well known, though, since it wasn't referred to that often in the Hornet's series, and in the 1950s Trendle sold the rights to TheLoneRanger to another company, which prevented the relationship from being explicitly mentioned in any subsequent Franchise/TheGreenHornet shows or other adaptations.
** Similar example, although it's more of an AllThereInTheManual than something explicitly stated: [[VideoGame/CommanderKeen Billy Blaze]] is the grandson of [[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D B.J. Blazkowicz]], with a more Anglicized last name.
* The original ''InfinityInc'' was a DCComics series about the children (and wards, etc.) of the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. Effectively the Comicbook/TeenTitans of [[AlternateReality their universe]], though they lost this status when [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths all of DC's Earths were merged into one]]. They faded into obscurity soon after. Though the JSA itself was eventually reintroduced.
* MarvelComics wanted to do a spinoff of Comicbook/TheAvengers for a DVD. Instead of using the popular ''YoungAvengers'' franchise because characters were linked to controversial topics like drug-abuse, rape, and homosexuality, they made ''WesternAnimation/NextAvengersHeroesOfTomorrow'', which is essentially "Avengers Babies" with 12-year old children of the Avengers having adventures. No, really.
** ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' volume 2 #114 used a similar idea with a different conceit: The Marvel heroes were unable to return home following the ComicBook/{{Secret War|s}}, so they settled down and had kids. The story focuses on those kids, lead in particular by the daughter of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and [[ComicBook/XMen Rogue]][[note]]or rather Carol Danvers, whose absorbed personality apparently overwhelmed Rogue's[[/note]].
* The short lived incarnation of the Seven Soldiers of Victory in Creator/GrantMorrison's ''SevenSoldiers'' #0 included the Whip III, granddaughter of the Whip II (a NewOldWest {{Zorro}} wannabe) and great-great-granddaughter of the Whip I (an [[{{Western}} Old West]] Zorro wannabe); I, Spyder, son of the original [=7SoV=] member (and traitor) Alias the Spider; and Gimmix, daughter of Merry the Gimmick Girl and, therefore, neice of the first Star-Spangled Kid, who was also an original [=7SoV=] member. In ''SevenSoldiers'' #1, the Bulleteer turns out to be directly descended from [[spoiler: Aurakles, the world's first superhero.]]
* Mention must be made of ComicBook/PlasticMan's son, who appeared in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' and a one-shot special, who is actually called "Offspring".
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[[folder: Fan Works ]]
* The sequel to ''TheIntercontinentalUnionOfDisgustingCharacters'' is called ''The Sick Kids''. Guess who gets the spotlight!
* [[http://percyjacksonfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Whispers_in_the_Dark Whispers in the Dark]], a popular ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' fanfiction, is about the daughter of Thalia and Luke.
* ''UndocumentedFeatures'': The high school students introduced in the ''Symphony of the Sword'' series include the children of some members of the [[SelfInsertFic Wedge Defense Force]], many of whom are around the same age due to Ragnarok triggering a baby boom.
* The fanfic ''[[http://technomaru.deviantart.com/art/Courage-the-Cowardly-Dog-Jr-175116851 Courage the Cowardly Dog Jr.]]'' is this, taking place 8 years after the [[WesternAnimation/CouragetheCowardlyDog original series]] ended and taking place in a big city called Somewhere rather than a small town called Nowhere. Courage Jr. takes after his father and protects the city from supernatural fiends even worse than the ones from Nowhere while dealing with his father's original enemies and befriending the daughter of one of his dad's worst enemies.
* Webcomic/AkiChansLife follows the daughter of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji and Asuka]] that also acts as the sequel to FanFic/TheSecondTry.
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[[folder: Film (Animated) ]]
* Several {{Disney}} sequels:
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid II: Return to the Sea'' follows the adventure of Ariel and Eric's daughter, Melody.
** ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' follows Simba and Nala's daughter, Kiara.
** ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp 2'' follows Tramp and Lady's son, Scamp, but mostly ignores his sisters. This is what the [[{{Scamp}} comics made before the movie]] did, too.
** ''[[Disney/PeterPan Return to Neverland]]'' follows Wendy's daughter, Jane (she also has a younger brother).
* The 1980 animated movie ''ASnowWhiteChristmas'' stars the daughter of King Charming and Queen Snow, also named Snow White, who's on the run from the wicked queen (who has returned and turned her parents to ice) and is rescued by seven ''giants''.
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[[folder: Film (Live Action) ]]
* The 2000 ''{{Shaft}}'' stars Creator/SamuelLJackson as the nephew of the original, played by Richard Roundtree who makes a cameo appearance.
* The ''AirBud'' movies transitioned into this with ''Air Buddies'' which focuses on the sports-playing Golden Retriever's puppies. Later movies however moved away from sports and more into common adventure.
* ''AceVentura Jr.'', concerning the adventures of a fat kid with the classic Ace's hairstyle. A horrible idea, further plagued by the fact it is a sequel to a JimCarrey movie(s) that doesn't have Jim Carrey in it ''and'' is a sequel to a franchise that was fifteen years old at its release.
** For another JimCarrey example, see "Son of the Mask".
** Similarly, see also 1993's ''Son of the PinkPanther''.
* ''TheFly II'' focuses on Brundle's son.
* The EddieMurphy films ''Film/DrDolittle'' and ''Dr. Dolittle 2'' were followed by three direct-to-video sequels starring the daughter of the title character.
* ''Film/TronLegacy'': Sam Flynn proves to take after his dad.
** The AlternateContinuity of ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]]'' plays it a bit sideways - Jet Bradley is the son of Flynn's friends Lora and Alan.
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' subverts this at the end: the theme music begins to swell as [[spoiler:Mutt]] picks up Indy's hat, but Indy grabs it back from him.
* Ultraman Zero, the main character of [[Franchise/UltramanZero a series of films]], is the son of Series/UltraSeven.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Famous 5: On the Case'' (''TheFamousFive'''s kids)
* A go-to trope for many of AnneMcCaffrey's 21st century books. (Particularly the {{Petaybee}} and [[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talents series]].)
* Once the staple of the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series: The original central character, Bink, was supplanted by his son, Dor, who was supplanted by ''his'' kids, daughter Ivy and son Dolph.
** Unfortunately, due to the abundance of anti-aging magic in the Xanthverse, ''all'' these characters are still alive -- as well as their kids, grandkids, and great, great grandkids. Meaning, well, [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters you know...]]
* ''Sons of the Oak'', a {{continuation}} of David Farland's ''The Runelords [[strike:Trilogy]] Saga'' that focuses upon the son of the Earth King battling an [[BigBad even bigger Bad]].
* The second and third books in the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series mostly concern the children of Sabriel and Touchstone, the protagonists of the first book.
* Susan Sto Helit, star of several ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels, is the daughter of Mort, star of [[Discworld/{{Mort}} the book of the same name]]. Quite how old that makes Rincewind and Granny Weatherwax is unclear. [[AWizardDidIt Blame the History Monks]].
** Cohen the Barbarian's daughter (well, one of them) is a minor character in a couple of books. When Cohen is introduced, he's ''already'' very old so it's not terribly surprising that he's got a few full-grown children running around (what with all the ravishing).
* ''Savage Sam: Son of Literature/OldYeller'' follows the journey of Travis and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Savage Sam, the son of Old Yeller]] to rescue Little Arliss and Elizabeth Circe from Indians.
* This is the premise of the ''{{Redwall}}'' series. There's a strong continuity spanning ''centuries'' of family lines that seem to have a propensity toward getting wrapped up in epic conflicts every couple decades or so.
* A fair number of the later-set ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novels, although for the most part their parents are there with them. ''StarWarsLegacy'' is almost entirely populated by new characters and the descendants of the old heroes.
* The second trilogy in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' follows Phedre's adopted son, Imriel.
* ''[[Literature/{{Lensman}} Second-Stage Lensmen]]'' ends with Kim Kinnison and Clarissa [=MacDougal=] getting married. In the next novel, their children go on to become the most powerful beings in the universe.
** Kim Kinnison is himself the scion of the Kinnison line, with ancestors Ralph, Rod, and Jack (all of whom were at least semi-major characters in earlier books in the series), while Clarissa is definitely descended from Virgil Samms (the eponymous ''First Lensman'' of that book), probably through his daughter Virgilia.
* The last two books in the ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' series revolve around the adventures of Anne and Gilbert's children.
* In ''WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy'', the [[SequelSeries second arc]] of ''Literature/WarriorCats'', the action focuses on Leafpool and Squirrelflight, kittens of TheHero and his LoveInterest from the first arc, as well as Brambleclaw, son of the BigBad Tigerstar. The third arc ''Power of Three'', is about the kittens of Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight. ([[spoiler: Not really. They're the children of two ''other'' second arc characters, Leafpool and Crowfeather]]). Then the fourth arc ''Omen of the Stars'' focuses on the kittens of minor characters Birchfall and Whitewing in addition to continuing the points of view of the third arc.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is a particularly subtle example. Gimli and Legolas are descendants of secondary characters from ''Literature/TheHobbit'' (Gimli's father Glóin was one of the [[{{Jerkass}} meaner]] dwarf protagonists, and Legolas's father was actually an ''antagonist''). The protagonist, Frodo, is a nephew of hero of the ''Literature/TheHobbit''. However, Bilbo raised and treated Frodo as a son.
** Nearly everybody in the Lord of the Rings is the descendant of someone important in ''TheSilmarillion'' (since some characters are nigh-immortal elves or descended from them, in a few cases their ancestors are still around at the end of the Third Age when [=LotR=] is set). Elrond is descended from Eärendil, as is Aragorn (his umpty-great-grandfather was Elrond's brother). They're also both descended from Beren and Lúthien Tinúviel.
* ''PeterPan'' is just ''begging'' for this, since every female descendant of Wendy is eventually going to get picked up by Peter and taken to Neverland to be his new "mother". While J.M. Barrie never wrote any sequels, plenty of other writers have. Notably, there's ''Return to Neverland'' (a Disney sequel about Wendy's daughter Jane), the film ''Film/{{Hook}}'' (in which Peter grew up and married Wendy's granddaughter Moira), the book ''Lost Girls'' (which deconstructs the whole concept) and Gail Carson Levine's ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Fairies and the Quest for Never Land]]'' (in which modern-day Wendy descendant Gwendolyn gets her turn).
* Most of the Literature/VorkosiganSaga is about the son of the first two books' protagonists.
* The ''Literature/AToZMysteries'' has the ''Calendar Mysteries'', following the adventures of Bradley and Brian Pinto (Josh's younger brothers), Nate Hathaway (Bradley's friend), and Lucy Armstrong (Dink's cousin).
* This was the original plan for the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, with Honor being killed and the series picking up roughly 20 years later following her son as he started his naval career, but plot developments in the ''Crown of Slaves'' branch series led to major events slated for the later books to occur sooner than intended. As a result, dealing with those major developments fell to Honor, since there was no way things could conceivably stay the same for the necessary 20 years, and she was spared.
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfShirleyHolmes'' (SherlockHolmes' great-grandniece).
* The 2008 ''KnightRider'' TV movie and subsequent show was about the son of David Hasselhoff's character.
* In a way, the Sci-Fi limited series ''Series/TinMan'' does this: It's revealed that [[spoiler:DG and Azkadelia are descended from the Gray Gale - Dorothy Gale]].
* The entire premise of each new season of ''{{Blackadder}}'', with some extra generations thrown in.
* While there's a notable lack of family ties between them, three generations of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' share this trope's characteristics.
* The short-lived revival of ''{{Minder}}'' starred Archie Daley, the nephew of the star character Arthur Daley from the original series back in the 70s/80s.
* In ''The New Tomorrow'', a spinoff-slash-sequel show to ''Series/TheTribe'', the children worship their god Bray, who was a character in ''Series/TheTribe''. They also fear Zoot (who is Bray's brother, and acknowledged in the new series as the devil), showing that quite some time must have passed for a religion to have begun to form around them.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' begat a couple of movies that starred Ryotaro's Grand-KidFromTheFuture, [[EnsembleDarkhorse The Taros']], plus several characters that weren't even in ''Den-O'' originally.
* The TV series ''Young Maverick'' dealt with the adventures of Ben Maverick, the son of Beau Maverick (and cousin of Bret and Bart Maverick) from the original ''Series/{{Maverick}}'' series.
* ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues'' featured Kwai Chang Caine, the IdenticalGrandson of the protagonist of the original ''Series/KungFu''... so identical that he was also played by David Carradine. The series also features the younger Caine's estranged son Peter.
* The new ''{{Dallas}}'' TV series on TNT, a reboot of the original, focuses on the rivalry between John Ross Ewing III, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing, and Christopher Ewing, the adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing.
* ''Son of {{Svengoolie}}''
* ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' has Spike Skullovitch, son of Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
* The 1988 MissionImpossible combined this with an ActorAllusion by having Grant Collier (Phil Morris) be the son of Barnard Collier (Grant Morris).
* ''BoyMeetsWorld'' is getting one of these, titled ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', which will be about Cory and Topanga's daughter. Several of the original cast members are announced to be reprising their original roles.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* In the 1990s TheBBC did a comedy follow up to their popular 1940s drama serial ''Dick Barton: Special Agent'' entitled ''Richard Barton: General Practitioner''. The focus was on Dr Barton trying to curtail his increasingly senile father's attempts to thwart entirely imaginary enemies of democracy in a small village, with flashbacks to the elder Barton's glory days. Interestingly, written by the son of Dick Barton's creator, Edward J. Mason.
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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'' is about Kyle, the son of the two main characters from the first game, but aside from him, that's it.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' played around with this on occasion. The fourth game, ''Genealogy of the Holy War'', had the main characters at the start of the game [[spoiler:die off halfway through and]] be replaced with their children. Many (though not all) of the characters in ''The Sealed Sword'' were the children of characters in ''The Blazing Blade'', which would be a straight example if not for the fact that ''Sealed Sword'' was made first. (A couple of characters from ''Sealed Sword'' were the parents of characters in ''Blazing Blade'', and [[BadassGrandpa grandparents]] of other characters in ''Sealed Sword''. Still doesn't work because the game that came out first takes place later.)
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', starring the son of Cecil and Rosa, the main characters of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. There's also the daughter of [[BareFistedMonk Yang]] and Sheila joining in.
* The ''MrDriller'' series stars Susumu Hori, who is the son of ''DigDug''s Taizo Hori and of Kissy from the little-known ''Baraduke''. Both father and son have made appearances in each other's games since the first ''MrDriller'' game.
* The player character of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' is a direct descendant of the player character in the original game.
* At least some of the player characters in ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'' are apparently the descendants of the player characters from the original GBA games (example: Matthew, TheHero, is Isaac's son, and [[GenerationXerox looks and plays a lot like him]]). Due to the series' extensively developed {{Shipping}} community, along with the equally awe-inspiring ShipToShipCombat, this may have some interesting results in the fandom.
** In fact, almost all of the characters are descended from the heroes or minor characters. Matthew's mother is revealed to be [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Jenna]], Tyrell's father is Garet, but he is apparently unrelated to Rief, Mia's son. Rief's sister apparently develops a crush on Piers, ruling him out as a possible father. Karis is Ivan's daughter, but no indication is given as to who her mother might be. The remaining characters are Eoleo, who is the son of Briggs and was actually seen in GoldenSun2 as a baby, and Himi, daughter of minor characters Susa and Kushinada from the same game. The only character whose parentage is ambiguous is Amiti, although [[spoiler:There's strong indications that Alex is his father in the ending]]. Interestingly, while Isaac and Garet show up, and Mia, Ivan, and Piers are frequently mentioned, there's barely any talk of Jenna, and Felix and Sheba are conspicuously absent.
* The fairly mental Amiga/Atari ST game ''Wizkid'' was a sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Wizball}}'', and Wizkid was, unsurprisingly, Wizball's son.
* Providing the page image, ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}'' features Kuninushi, the son of ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''[='=]s Susano and Kushi, teaming up with Chibiterasu, son of ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''[='=]s protagonist Amaterasu (as well as one of the cutest things ever). Also worthy of mention are the brush gods' children.
* ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry: Magna Cum Laude and Box Office Bust'' features Larry Laffer's nephew, Larry Lovage as the main character in both games.
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon DS'' and it's DistaffCounterpart take place 100 years after ''A Wonderful Life'' and ''Friends Of Mineral Town''. Everyone is an [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Grandchild]] and the valley folk fall in love with the [[ReincarnationRomance same people]]. The only differences are their depth, some look changes, and their names in Japan.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'': While Graham hasn't exactly retired from adventuring, the [[VideoGame/KingsQuestIII third]], [[VideoGame/KingsQuestIV fourth]], [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVI sixth]], and [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVII seventh]] games followed [[UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn his kids]].
* Isa, the male protagonist of ''VideoGame/SinAndPunishmentStarSuccessor'', is the son of the two protagonists of the first ''SinAndPunishment''.
* ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur V]]'' has Sophitia's kids becoming the new main characters.
* ''RedFaction'' did this with its spinoff movie, Origins, and last game, Armageddon - the protagonists of each, Jake and Darius Mason respectively, are the son and grandson of Alec Mason, protagonist of Guerrilla.
* ''LandsOfLore 2'' follows of the son of the ''villain'' of the first game.
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' features Claude Kenny, son of two major characters from the original.
* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII'' has Rolf discovering that he's descended from Alis Landale, the heroine of the first game. Since Chaz of the series' next chronological installment was orphaned as a child, we have no idea whether or not he's related to them, but he looks almost exactly like Rolf except for his blond hair.
* The ''Fate'' games give you the option to play this trope straight, letting you retire a character who's completed the game's challenges and pass one possession of your choice down to a new-made "descendent".
* ''Herbert's Dummy Run'' was a MissionPackSequel to ''Pyjamarama'' starring the son of that game's protagonist.
* ''VideoGame/RogueLegacy'' has an interesting twist - the player character in each play-through is the descendent of the previous run's character. Given the [[NintendoHard nature]] of the game, the family line becomes quite long.
* ''Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck'' stars the infant son of the original game's protagonist.
* ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong Donkey Kong Jr.]]'' is a rare case where the ''villain's'' son is the SpinOffspring.
** The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games star either the son (or maybe grandson, there's conflicting information) of the original DonkeyKong (who now goes by Cranky).
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* The main characters of ''UmlautHouse 2'' are mostly the kids and students of the characters from the first comic. Two of whom, Volair and Saundra's son Pierce and Jake and Rick's daughter Rhonda, were actually introduced [[KidFromTheFuture a year before "1" ended.]]
* ''Webcomic/OriginalLife'' follows the children of Fisk Black, main character of ''BetterDays''.
* Violet, of ''ComingUpViolet'' was in ''FurWillFly'' but she was about six (instead of in high school) and her mother and stepfather were more significant characters in the latter series/
* Act 6 of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has an inversion, introducing teenaged AlternateUniverse versions of the main characters' biological parents. [[spoiler:It counts as a straight example, too - they're also the main characters' biological offspring.]]
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[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' (claimed by the theme song to be Film/JamesBond's {{nephew|ism}}, because although Bond did enough sleeping around that he probably could staff a spy agency with his juniors, you [[ChasteToons can't say that]] in the title sequence of a SaturdayMorningCartoon!)
* In a roundabout way, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''; though Terry [=McGinnis=] is Bruce Wayne's protege rather than his son [[spoiler:it eventually comes out in the FullyAbsorbedFinale that thanks to Cadmus, Terry biologically ''is'' Bruce's son]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow''
** And to complete the cycle, the show had a spiritual [[SpinoffBabies spinoff baby spinoff]] years after: ''Cave Kids: Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm''. It was ahead of its time, but it got ScrewedByTheNetwork.
* ''TheOzKids'', which starred Dorothy's children Dot and Neddy, the Tin Boy, Scarecrow Jr., Jack Pumpkinhead Jr., the Cowardly Lion's cubs Boris and Bela, the Wizard's son Frank, and Glinda's daughter Andrea.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', SequelSeries to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', features a few ancestors of characters of the original show:
** Tenzin, the son of Aang and Katara , as the Airbending mentor to his father's latest incarnation.
** Toph's daughter Lin Beifong as the local [[DaChief chief of police.]]
** The season 1 finale gives us Zuko's grandson [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething General]] [[DeadGuyJunior Iroh]].
** Season 2 introduces Tenzin's older siblings [[DeadGuyJunior Bumi and Kya]], the former a non-bender and the latter a [[MakingASplash waterbender]]. It explores some of the interaction between three Children of Aang and the not-exactly-stellar job Aang did in raising them as a group.
* It's never made clear the relationship between ''InspectorGadget'' and ''{{Gadget Boy|AndHeather}}''; if it's the same character at different ages or two distinct ones such as father and son. Heather is not unlike an older Penny, but the two girls are clearly different.
* {{Robotech}} does this in the Masters Saga to tie it into the Macross Saga. The protagonist, Dana Sterling, is Max and Miria's daughter, and Bowie is (according to the non-canon novels, at least) the nephew of Claudia Grant, one of the BridgeBunnies from Macross.
* ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' focuses on Pongo and Perdita's puppies...well, most of them. Lucky, Cadpig and Rolly are the leads, while Dipstick, Whizzer, Two-Tone, Patch, and Tripod (who's new to the series) are side characters. Jewel is TheGhost.
* ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'': Two of the protagonists (Jake Kong Junior and Eddie Spencer Junior) are sons of protagonists (Jake Kong Senior and Eddie Spencer Senior) of the series it spun from.
* ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeAndSon'': Popeye and Olive Oyl finally marry and have a son named Popeye Jr. (usually called Junior). Bluto marries a woman named Lizzie, has a son named Tank, and just like his father is with Popeye, he is a rival with Junior.
* WordOfGod is that Pacman's parents in ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'' are the original Mrs and Mr Pac-Man, thus technically making the protagonist Pac Jr.
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* Slight variation in the ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' SeriesFranchise: because the original Angels were the stars of a [[VideoGame/GalaxyAngel dating sim]] and BishoujoSeries, it would be a little offputting if they were all shown married with kids. Instead, in ''Galaxy Angel II'' and ''GalaxyAngelRune'', they have spinoff counterparts with other connections, ranging from Milfeulle's kid sister to Forte's combat protege. Vanilla actually ''does'' have a kid, but she's adopted.
* The 1987 ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' film features Creator/DanAykroyd as the nephew of Jack Webb's Joe Friday from the radio and TV series ([[NamesTheSame with the same name]]). Interestingly, Harry Morgan reprises his original role as Bill Gannon in the film, now as a captain.
* MonsterHigh is a series about the ''children'' of famous monsters such as Dracula and the Mummy who go to the same high school. Similarly, the spinoff EverAfterHigh is about the children of famous fairy tale characters.
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* Too many examples to mention ([[TemptingFate not that saying that will stop anyone from doing so]]). A reading of history books will show that influential people (kings, politicians, military officers, business tycoons, celebrities, etc.) tend to have influential children who often go into the same line of work and are able to work off of their family's connections. Expect to see the same families turning up generation after generation if you take a history class.
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