12:01:45 PM Dec 22nd 2011
03:35:48 PM Nov 1st 2011
The trope description here is pretty unclear. I don't understand what it involves or requires.
10:35:00 PM Sep 11th 2013
I believe it's basically when a certain quirk, or set of quirks for which a character is known show up in their relatives too, so it's implied that said quirk(s) are hereditary. For instance, if you've got a character who happens to be a Pyromaniac Fighting Irish, and we get to meet their Irish family, it turns out they all have a perchant for violence and a knack for Stuff Blowing Up. The mom, the dad, the cousins, and their Famous Ancestor are all pretty much like that. Because well, it runs in the family.
02:33:27 PM Oct 15th 2010
Are the Winchesters really a good example of this? There aren't any "normal" family members, and they are perfectly aware of how strange they are.