Tropes about plots that involve a will and general inheritance drama.

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!!Tropes
* AncestralWeapon: Receiving a weapon once carried by an ancestor.
* ForgingTheWill: A will's contents have been tampered with.
* GameBetweenHeirs: The inheritance is left up to a game or puzzle.
* HeirClubForMen: There must always be a male heir.
* HiddenBackupPrince: A member of the royal family is raised as a commoner and has to step up if the entire family is wiped.
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: Making a claim of one's possessions when they're about to do something extremely risky.
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: A minor character hands the McGuffin to the heroes as he lays dying.
* InadequateInheritor: The rightful heir is thought unfit for the prospective inheritance.
* InsurrectionistInheritor: The worthy heir is the one who rebelled against, stood up to or even tried to kill the deceased.
* 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: The recently deceased's will is missing for some reason.
* OnOneCondition: A condition must be fulfilled in order to obtain the inheritance.
* PassedOverInheritance: The deceased leaves his belongings not to his closest family, but someone completely unexpected and usually not related.
* PersonalEffectsReveal: Going through the belongings of the recently deceased.
* PetHeir: A pet inherits a large fortune.
* RebelPrince: He does or wants to reject his royal inheritance.
* RoyaltiesHeir: Someone is rich because a family member invented something profitable and well-known.
* SillyWill: The bequests and conditions of the will are nonsense, made to screw around with the heirs.
* SpareToTheThrone: A second child, usually unprepared, has to rule in a position of power because the firstborn was killed.
* {{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: An inheritance coming out of nowhere, usually from a family member who wasn't very close.
* VideoWills: Leaving a parting message in the form of a recording.
* WhereTheresAWillTheresAStickyNote: The will is not made in the form of a legal document but in a much more casual fashion.
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