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jatay3
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06:24:30 PM Mar 20th 2013
Shouldn't we have this in two forms: the "dynastic clan"(tight-knit extended family holding a lot of assets), and the "tribal clan"(large coalition named after a real or mythical patron, and possessing enough members to wage war independently). Because those are really two concepts.
jatay3
07:09:47 PM Mar 20th 2013
Added the distinction. I really think it needed.
Camacan
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04:31:37 AM Jan 8th 2012
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This needs to be re-written as several examples. One work or series per bullet point, and the example section is for specific works not whole genre comment. How to Write an Example.

  • Just about every American soap opera revolves around these - for instance, the Walshes and Snyders in As the World Turns, or the Forresters in The Bold And The Beautiful. Most British soap operas have them as well: the Dingles in "Emmerdale" (who normally have two or three new cousins moving to their farm every year to take the place of those killed or forced to disappear) or the Mitchells in "Eastenders".

Camacan
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04:30:33 AM Jan 8th 2012
Examples need details. Please see How to Write an Example before returning to the article..

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  • The Buchanons from the Maggody mysteries. Oh boy, the Buchanons.
Camacan
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04:29:28 AM Jan 8th 2012
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This is natter from Naruto. If the existing text is incorrect, Repair, Don't Respond. There's not much point in just listing clans, the point is to flesh out the trope with specifics as per How to Write an Example. If repairing, please use correct Example Indentation and note that Examples Are Not Recent.

  • For that matter, only the Hyuga and Uchiha have been actually shown to be full clans; with everyone else we have seen are part of the rookie nine or their direct relatives.
  • More recently, we've seen other members of the Nara, Akimichi, Aburame and Yamanaka clans besides Shikamaru, Chouji, Shino, Ino and their fathers, suggesting these clans may be full clans as well.
Camacan
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04:28:29 AM Jan 8th 2012
We don't need extended notes on Real Life in a trope article — not what the article is about. Not quite enough stuff here for a Useful Notes page, but that's where this would go.

Of course, what separates this from extended families and other forms of 'clan' in much of Real Life is that actual families rarely resemble one another — physically or in mannerisms — to the extent of The Clan. Coming in closest might be royal lineages... although perpetually unreliable thanks to those pesky inbreeding problems... and crime families (which seem pretty willing to adopt non blood kin, under the right circumstances).
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