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** The Spanish Habsburg line itself was this in spades, given their penchant for [[KissingCousins cousins marrying each other]] and uncles marrying neices, occasionally interbreeding with the Austrian Habsburgs. This finally culminated in Carlos II, last of the line. There had been so much inbreeding in the family over generations that his parents (already blood uncle and niece) produced a child that was more genetically homozygous than that of a child born of two siblings.

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** The Spanish Habsburg line itself was this in spades, given their penchant for [[KissingCousins cousins marrying each other]] and uncles marrying neices, nieces, occasionally interbreeding with the Austrian Habsburgs. This finally culminated in Carlos II, last of the line. There had been so much inbreeding in the family over generations that his parents (already blood uncle and niece) produced a child that was more genetically homozygous than that of a child born of two siblings.


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* According to Literature/TheBible, all humans are descendants of one man and one woman.

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* According to Literature/TheBible, ''Literature/TheBible'', all humans are descendants of one man and one woman.



* [[ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]] tends to include complex genealogies for almost every God, Goddess, monster, king, hero and villain mentioned. Mostly connected to each other. For example, Theseus and most of his early foes were all said to be sons of Poseidon. Penelope was a paternal first cousin of Helen and Clytaemnestra. Making their respective hasbands Odysseus, Menelaus and Agamemnon kinsmen. And so on. The few figures not related to anybody else tend to be either insignificant or our knowledge of their legend is mostly fragmentary.

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* [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]] tends to include complex genealogies for almost every God, Goddess, monster, king, hero and villain mentioned. Mostly connected to each other. other.
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For example, Theseus and most of his early foes were all said to be sons of Poseidon. Poseidon.
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Penelope was a paternal first cousin of Helen and Clytaemnestra. Making their respective hasbands husbands Odysseus, Menelaus and Agamemnon kinsmen. And so on. The few figures not related to anybody else tend to be either insignificant or our knowledge of their legend is mostly fragmentary.

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* A downplayed example in ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', but [[spoiler:Alice learns that two of her professors are actually her maternal uncles. She then also learns that one of the most infamous villains in the world is her paternal uncle. And due to an earlier reveal that Vince's adopted father is that same villain, she also learns that Vince is her cousin (not by blood, but by that point it hardly matters to anyone involved). She even lampshades it by asking one of her uncles if there any more secret family members she ought to know about]].

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman's recurring cast can start to feel this way, partially due to the inheriently inbred nature of the Greek Gods, partially because new writers can't help but try to tie new characters to older characters, and partially because every writer seems to want to use different, often conflicting, bits of the original myths and occassionally hint that Hippolyta still has her original mythological parentage (making her Ares' daughter), or that Wonder Woman is Zeus or Ares' daughter. Other examples are how later writers had ComicBook/WonderGirl Cassie Sandsmark learn that Zeus is her father, or how Donna started out as an orphan adopted by Hippolyta before subsequent attempts to rewrite her connection to the family caused an infamous [[ContinuitySnarl/DonnaTroy Continuity Snarl]].


* In ''Anime/FlipFlappers'', Almost everyone in the series is related in some way. For starters: Yayaka, Cocona's childhood friend, is part of Asclepius, the organization Flip Flap opposes. [[spoiler: Mimi is Cocona's mom and Papika's old friend. Dr. Salt turns out to be the husband of Mimi, making him Cocona's estranged father. Cocona's grandma is a surveilance robot built by Asclepius, which is led by Salt's insane father. The Amorphous pieces are actually shards of Mimi, so since the Toto, Yuyu, and Nyunyu were created from the pieces, they're Cocona's artificial "siblings".]]

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* In ''Anime/FlipFlappers'', Almost everyone in the series is related in some way. For starters: Yayaka, Cocona's childhood friend, is part of Asclepius, the organization Flip Flap opposes. [[spoiler: Mimi is Cocona's mom and Papika's old friend. Dr. Salt turns out to be the husband of Mimi, making him Cocona's estranged father. Cocona's grandma is a surveilance robot built by Asclepius, which is led by Salt's insane father. The Amorphous pieces are actually shards of Mimi, so since the Toto, Yuyu, and Nyunyu were created from the pieces, they're Cocona's artificial "siblings".]]]] The only people completely unrelated to this family tree are Sayuri, Hidaka, and Bu-chan.


* In ''Anime/FlipFlappers'', Almost everyone in the Flip Flap organization are related in some way. [[spoiler: Mimi is Cocona's mom and Papika's old friend. Dr. Salt turns out to be the husband of Mimi, making him Cocona's estranged father. Cocona's grandma is a surveilance robot built by Asclepius, which is led by Salt's insane father. The Amorphous pieces are actually shards of Mimi, so since the Amorphous Twins were created from the pieces, they're Cocona's artificial "siblings".]]

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* In ''Anime/FlipFlappers'', Almost everyone in the Flip Flap organization are series is related in some way.way. For starters: Yayaka, Cocona's childhood friend, is part of Asclepius, the organization Flip Flap opposes. [[spoiler: Mimi is Cocona's mom and Papika's old friend. Dr. Salt turns out to be the husband of Mimi, making him Cocona's estranged father. Cocona's grandma is a surveilance robot built by Asclepius, which is led by Salt's insane father. The Amorphous pieces are actually shards of Mimi, so since the Amorphous Twins Toto, Yuyu, and Nyunyu were created from the pieces, they're Cocona's artificial "siblings".]]

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* In ''Anime/FlipFlappers'', Almost everyone in the Flip Flap organization are related in some way. [[spoiler: Mimi is Cocona's mom and Papika's old friend. Dr. Salt turns out to be the husband of Mimi, making him Cocona's estranged father. Cocona's grandma is a surveilance robot built by Asclepius, which is led by Salt's insane father. The Amorphous pieces are actually shards of Mimi, so since the Amorphous Twins were created from the pieces, they're Cocona's artificial "siblings".]]


* Arthurian legend also tends toward this, for the same reason that most feudal stories do.
* Greek mythology tends to include complex genealogies for almost every God, Goddess, monster, king, hero and villain mentioned. Mostly connected to each other. For example, Theseus and most of his early foes were all said to be sons of Poseidon. Penelope was a paternal first cousin of Helen and Clytaemnestra. Making their respective hasbands Odysseus, Menelaus and Agamemnon kinsmen. And so on. The few figures not related to anybody else tend to be either insignificant or our knowledge of their legend is mostly fragmentary.

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* [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian legend legend]] also tends toward this, for the same reason that most feudal stories do.
* [[ClassicalMythology Greek mythology mythology]] tends to include complex genealogies for almost every God, Goddess, monster, king, hero and villain mentioned. Mostly connected to each other. For example, Theseus and most of his early foes were all said to be sons of Poseidon. Penelope was a paternal first cousin of Helen and Clytaemnestra. Making their respective hasbands Odysseus, Menelaus and Agamemnon kinsmen. And so on. The few figures not related to anybody else tend to be either insignificant or our knowledge of their legend is mostly fragmentary.



** Heracles is the great grandson of Perseus. They also have the same father, Zeus.

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** Heracles is the great grandson great-grandson of Perseus. They also have the same father, Zeus.


** The final arc gives more uncovered relationships: [[spoiler:The Sage, Hagoromo was one of the twin sons of Kaguya, the first person who was able to control chakra. He inherited his mother's Rinnegan, while his brother, Hamura, inherited her ''Byakugan'' which he passed down to his descendants, the ''Hyuga Clan''. In short, Naruto is also distantly related to his eventual wife, Hinata.]]

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** The final arc gives more uncovered relationships: [[spoiler:The Sage, Hagoromo was one of the twin sons of Kaguya, the first person (actually a celestial alien) who was able to control chakra. He inherited his mother's Rinnegan, while his brother, Hamura, inherited her ''Byakugan'' which he passed down to his descendants, the ''Hyuga Clan''. In short, Naruto is also distantly related to his eventual wife, Hinata.]]


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* ''Warriors''' usage of this is deconstructed in ''Fanfic/LittleFires''. The Clans don't allow taking outsiders as mates, which eventually led to them becoming inbred. Most [=ThunderClan=] cats are related to one another enough to the point where most look a lot alike. This has started to lead to higher death rate anongst kits.

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* ''Warriors''' usage of this is deconstructed in ''Fanfic/LittleFires''. The Clans don't allow taking outsiders as mates, which eventually led to them becoming inbred. Most [=ThunderClan=] cats are related to one another enough to the point where most look a lot alike. This has started to lead to higher death rate anongst amongst kits.

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** ''Fanfic/NalaMyFathersMadness'' depicts Nala, Nuka, and Vitani as all being Scar's children, which tangles up the family tree a lot.


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* ''Warriors''' usage of this is deconstructed in ''Fanfic/LittleFires''. The Clans don't allow taking outsiders as mates, which eventually led to them becoming inbred. Most [=ThunderClan=] cats are related to one another enough to the point where most look a lot alike. This has started to lead to higher death rate anongst kits.


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* Though ''Disney/TheLionKing'' films use this trope to a lesser extent, forming important plot points, fans have taken this to the extreme due to the films featuring one pride split in two. It's not hard to find a fanfiction where [[KissingCousins Nala and Simba are cousins]], [[InTheBlood Nuka is Scar's son]], or [[TangledFamilyTree Zira is Sarabi's second half-cousin once-removed]].

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* Though ''Disney/TheLionKing'' films use this trope to a lesser extent, forming important plot points, fans have taken this to the extreme due to the films featuring one pride split in two. It's not hard to find a fanfiction where [[KissingCousins Nala and Simba are cousins]], [[InTheBlood Nuka is Scar's son]], or [[TangledFamilyTree Zira is Sarabi's second half-cousin once-removed]]. once-removed]]:
** ''Webcomic/TheFutureOfOurPast'' contains a lot of this due to lion prides predominantly consisting of related lioness'. For example, Zira is Scar's daughter and Simba's first cousin, which makes her own cubs even closer to Simba's daughter Kiara then in canon. Most of the comic cubs are also related to Simba.

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* Parodied in the ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'' spin-off gag manga ''Haikyuu-Bu!!'' in the Wakutani focus chapter where not only does Nakashima's large family come to watch their practice match, but so do members from their rival teams who are shockingly revealed to also be related to Wakutani in some way; Tanaka (or someone that suspiciously looks like him, anyways) is Nakashima's grandfather's brother's daughter's husband from Brazil, someone on the team is related to Iwaizumi's mother's sister's husband's high school friend's father's brother, and another member is related to Ushijima's maternal grandfather's cousin's reincarnated sister's friend from a parallel world. Kawatabi is dumbfounded by the increasingly absurd "relations", retorting that they're basically strangers at this point.


* Though ''Disney/TheLionKing'' films use this trope to a lesser extent, forming important plot points, fans have taken this to the extreme. It's not hard to find a fanfiction where [[KissingCousins Nala and Simba are cousins]], [[InTheBlood Nuka is Scar's son]], or [[TangledFamilyTree Zira is Sarabi's second half-cousin once-removed]].

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* Though ''Disney/TheLionKing'' films use this trope to a lesser extent, forming important plot points, fans have taken this to the extreme.extreme due to the films featuring one pride split in two. It's not hard to find a fanfiction where [[KissingCousins Nala and Simba are cousins]], [[InTheBlood Nuka is Scar's son]], or [[TangledFamilyTree Zira is Sarabi's second half-cousin once-removed]].


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* The Disney crossover oneshot ''Fanfic/{{Fairytales}}'' has almost all Disney princesses being related to one another. For example, Snow White is Aurora's grandmother and Aurora is an ancestor of Cinderella.

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