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05:07:32 PM Oct 12th 2013
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It should be well noted that the Theory Evolution states that every single organism on this planet originated originated from one common ancestor. That is to say, ALL LIFE on Earth is in one SUPREMELY TANGLED family tree.

02:02:04 AM Oct 13th 2013
Eh, not inherently. It's a really really big tree, but being big alone does not make it tangled; the tangling comes from various forms of incest, remarriage, missing relatives, and so on.

Of course, organisms do do that so it is still tangled, but a tree without any tangles is conceivable.
03:17:28 AM Jan 29th 2012
  • It can be argued that the Summers family reaches even into the DC Universe. Robin III (Tim Drake) dated Jubilee, who can be considered to be Storm's vampire-niece (Storm was bitten by Dracula but changed back, while Jubilee is currently a vampire turned by Dracula's son Xarus). Considering Storm's previous relationship with Forge, and that guy's relationship with Mystique, whose adopted daughter Rogue hooks up with Gambit, who is Cyclops's half-clone according to X-Men: the End... and that is the sound of your head asploding.

Sort of a bit confused about the beginning part. Does "dating" really count as part of a family tree?
05:39:48 PM Mar 18th 2011
How is Ariella Kent "squicky"? The Supergirl that's her mother is Linda Danvers, who isn't related in any way to Superman. Not even the "Matrix" component of Supergirl is related to Superman, she just has powers based on his.

If Kara Zor-El and Kal El had a kid, that'd be squicky (and is addressed in the infamous "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenix" essay), but Linda Danvers had no problem marrying Superman other than the identity deception.

Perhaps the phrase should be removed from the main article, that's all I'm saying. I want some consensus before it's done.
06:47:43 PM Aug 24th 2011
While I'm not familiar with the comics in questions, from reading the example, it's clear that the use of "squick" in the example is natter. I'm cutting it.
08:24:48 AM Feb 7th 2011
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  • Let's not forget (or maybe we should) when superman split into two separate characters (Superman Blue and Superman Red) one of whom knocked up Maxima with a child that's never mentioned again. They then re-fused into "Electrosuperman" or something before being returned to his original state, minus his mullet.

I have the Red/Blue comics (yes, I know...) and the reason that never gets mentioned again is because it didn't happen. Both Supermen rebuff Maxi the way they always do, she gets carted off to S.T.A.R. Labs swearing revenge, and that's the last we see of her until the Crisis Crossover Our Worlds At War.
11:32:17 PM Jan 7th 2011
Prehaps the descendants of the Williams girls from 1632 belong on here?
07:30:49 AM Nov 7th 2010
How about as a picture?
07:35:16 AM Nov 7th 2010
I meant http://t h e i n f o s p h e r
04:17:43 PM Sep 6th 2010
How is "Tangled Fmaily Tree" a better name than "Summers Family Tree"? It's much blander and a lot less fun...
04:31:13 PM Sep 6th 2010
Becuase not everyone is familiar with X-Men. I orginally thought the title reffered to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Tangled simply means convoluted which is far more appropriate.
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