Playing With: Pet Heir
Basic Trope: Deceased relative leaves fortune, or some of it, to his/her pet.
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- Straight: Great Aunt Hortense leaves most of her fortune to her Lap Dog, Mister Snuggles.
- Exaggerated: Great Aunt Hortense has a humongous menagerie of all kinds of animals and leaves her entire fortune to them.
- The family gets a sizable portion of the estate, while the Yorkshire Terrier gets the Aunt's collection of bottle caps.
- Great Aunt Hortense wills most of her fortune to a fund destined to finance her private animal reserve.
- The family was deemed inadequate inheritors and Aunt Hortense wants her precious little dog to be taken care of.
- Great Aunt Hortense has no other family.
- Mister Snuggles leaves money to his fateful maid, Great Aunt Hortense.
- Great Aunt Hortense leaves Mister Snuggles to her grand-nephew.
- Subverted: Despite the Old Aunt's stinginess during life, she leaves most of her money to her relatives.
- Double Subverted: But Mister Snuggles gets her mansion and her sports car.
- Parodied: Great Aunt Hortense leaves her fortune to her pet rock.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Great Aunt Hortense had no pet, and left her fortune to her relatives and close friends.
- Great Aunt Hortense had a pet dog named Mister Snuggles, but was not even mentioned in the will.
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: Great Aunt Hortense buys a dog because she had no one else to give her fortune to after her death.
- Exploited: Great Aunt Hortense is just hiding and pretending to leave her estate to Mister Snuggles is a Secret Test of Character to determine who among her relatives deserves to be her actual heir.
- Defied: One of Great Aunt Hortense's relatives kill Mister Snuggles before Hortense's death.
- Discussed: "I can't believe the dog got the estate and I get Aunt Hortense's collection of creepy dolls!"
- Conversed: ???
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