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* ''Literature/DollangangerSeries'': Corrine eloped with her uncle and they had four children. They were very nervous before their first child was born, but after having four kids and none of them having any physical or mental disabilities, Corrine is convinced that this lack of LaserGuidedKarma means that the PowersThatBe have no issue with what they did. Corrine's mother Olivia is conceived that the kids are inherently wicked and sinful, and abuses them in a self-fulfilling prophecy to prove she was right. As a series, the books definitely come down on the side of ''incest kids are not inherently wicked… although they might indeed be more inclined to be incestuous themselves.''

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* ''Literature/DollangangerSeries'': Corrine eloped with her uncle Christopher[[note]]What they did not know was that they were also half-siblings[[/note]] and they had four children. They were very nervous before their first child was born, but after having four kids and none of them having any physical or mental disabilities, Corrine is convinced that this lack of LaserGuidedKarma means that the PowersThatBe have no issue with what they did. Corrine's mother Olivia is conceived convinced that the kids are inherently wicked and sinful, and abuses them in a self-fulfilling prophecy to prove she was right. As a series, the books definitely come down on the side of ''incest kids are not inherently wicked… although they might indeed be more inclined to be incestuous themselves.''

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* Mordred in the base arc of ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', in the space arc he's still inbred but not particularly evil, while in the modern arc he's Guinevere's son and a little creepy.
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* ''Series/TheBorgias'': As Juan undergoes SanitSlippage while he's dying from an STD and dulling the pain with opium, he muses about the possibility of his siblings Cesare and Lucrezia being lovers and starts to suspect that Lucrezia's child is really Cesare's and might well be TheAntichrist. This puts his later endangerment of the child in front of his mother (by dangling it over a balcony) in a different light.

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* ''Series/TheBorgias'': As Juan undergoes SanitSlippage SanitySlippage while he's dying from an STD and dulling the pain with opium, he muses about the possibility of his siblings Cesare and Lucrezia being lovers and starts to suspect that Lucrezia's child is really Cesare's and might well be TheAntichrist. This puts his later endangerment of the child in front of his mother (by dangling it over a balcony) in a different light.

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* ''Series/TheBorgias'': As Juan undergoes SanitSlippage while he's dying from an STD and dulling the pain with opium, he muses about the possibility of his siblings Cesare and Lucrezia being lovers and starts to suspect that Lucrezia's child is really Cesare's and might well be TheAntichrist. This puts his later endangerment of the child in front of his mother (by dangling it over a balcony) in a different light.
-->'''Juan:''' The issue of such a union would produce a demon to devour the worlds... and me.


* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': While mythology was not a big part of the classic stories (with the few "gods" who showed up being more tied to other planets than mythology) Mars/Ares is the child of siblings and has always been a villain. Starting in ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'' where the mythological characters became more important and tied to their mythological roots not only is Ares a villain all of the other Olympians ([[TokenGoodTeammate besides]] [[OnlySaneMan Hestia]]) have a rather wide cruel streak and they're all results of incest on some level. Zeus and Hera are quite villainous and their parents were brother and sister.

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While mythology was not a big part of the classic stories (with the few "gods" who showed up being more tied to other planets than mythology) Mars/Ares is the child of siblings and has always been a villain. Starting in ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'' where the mythological characters became more important and tied to their mythological roots not only is Ares a villain all of the other Olympians ([[TokenGoodTeammate besides]] [[OnlySaneMan Hestia]]) have a rather wide cruel streak and they're all results of incest on some level. Zeus and Hera are quite villainous and their parents were brother and sister.sister.
** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman2006'': The New 52 version of Diana is the most violent and least focused on saving lives version of Diana in main continuity, casually and glefully killing criminals she could have easily subdued. This version also changes Hippolyta from Diana's TrulySingleParent, instead having had Diana in an affair with Zeus, who is Hippolyta's paternal grandfather, though this is not addressed in the book since incest is quite common in their family (Hippolyta is Ares' daughter).

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': While mythology was not a big part of the classic stories (with the few "gods" who showed up being more tied to other planets than mythology) Mars/Ares is the child of siblings and has always been a villain. Starting in ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'' where the mythological characters became more important and tied to their mythological roots not only is Ares a villain all of the other Olympians ([[TokenGoodTeammate besides]] [[OnlySaneMan Hestia]]) have a rather wide cruel streak and they're all results of incest on some level. Zeus and Hera are quite villainous and their parents were brother and sister.


* ''Film/TheIsland1980'' is about a colony of [[RuthlessModernPirates bloodthirsty pirates]] largely cut-off from the outside world for 300 years. Suffering from inbreeding, most of the women have become sterile and are starting to abduct outsiders to refresh their bloodline.

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* ''Film/TheIsland1980'' is about a colony of [[RuthlessModernPirates bloodthirsty pirates]] largely cut-off from the outside world for 300 years. Suffering from inbreeding, most of the women have become sterile and the pirates are starting to abduct outsiders to refresh their bloodline.

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* ''Film/TheIsland1980'' is about a colony of [[RuthlessModernPirates bloodthirsty pirates]] largely cut-off from the outside world for 300 years. Suffering from inbreeding, most of the women have become sterile and are starting to abduct outsiders to refresh their bloodline.


Alternately, inbreeding may provide a convenient justification for the employment of certain tropes. Need to explain how the isolated CannibalClan keeps recruiting, and why its members are deformed, disabled, or mentally handicapped? Want a reason for why TheCaligula is so RoyallyScrewedUp? Blame a recessive genetic disorder or hereditary mental illness and claim that the issues were exaggerated by generations of inbreeding! This allows for the usage of tropes such as MentalHandicapMoralDeficiency and EvilCripple while obfuscating the ableism of said tropes, because apparently it's ok to vilify people genetic disorders as long as their disorder was caused by incest rather than random chance.

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Alternately, inbreeding may provide a convenient justification for the employment of certain tropes. Need to explain how the isolated CannibalClan keeps recruiting, and why its members are deformed, disabled, or mentally handicapped? Want a reason for why TheCaligula is so RoyallyScrewedUp? Blame a recessive genetic disorder or hereditary mental illness and claim that the issues were exaggerated by generations of inbreeding! This allows for the usage of tropes such as MentalHandicapMoralDeficiency and EvilCripple while obfuscating the ableism of said tropes, because apparently it's ok to vilify people people's genetic disorders as long as their disorder was caused by incest rather than random chance.


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** In-universe, the Targaryen habit of marrying their sisters is often viewed as having exacerbated the hereditary madness that crops up again and again in the family, producing a series of warped aristocrats including Maegor the Cruel, Aegon the Unworthy, Aerion Brightflame, Aerys the Mad, and Viserys the Beggar King within the main family line, and equally, if not even more depraved characters like Daemon Blackfyre and Maelys the Monstrous in the {{bastard|Bastard}} Blackfyre branch of the family.

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** In-universe, the Targaryen habit of marrying their sisters is often viewed as having exacerbated the hereditary madness that crops up again and again in the family, producing a series of warped aristocrats including Maegor I the Cruel, Aegon IV the Unworthy, Aerion Brightflame, Aerys the Mad, and Viserys the Beggar King within the main family line, and equally, if not even more depraved characters like Daemon Blackfyre and Maelys the Monstrous in the {{bastard|Bastard}} Blackfyre branch of the family. However there were decent Targaryens, such as Jaehaerys I, who married his sister and none of their children were outright evil, or Daeron II, the son of the cruel Aegon IV and their sister-wife.



* In many versions of the myth of Myth/KingArthur, Mordred is born of a union between Arthur and his half-sister Morgause. Mordred goes on to be an AntagonisticOffspring whose need for revenge for how he was conceived brings down Camelot.

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* In many versions of the myth of Myth/KingArthur, Mordred is born of a union between Arthur and his half-sister Morgause.Morgause (it varies on adaptations how this happened, in some versions Arthur [[BedTrick impersonates]] his brother-in-law King Lot, in others Morgause basically rapes him, though in most versions Arthur was unaware at the time she was his sister). Mordred goes on to be an AntagonisticOffspring whose need for revenge for how he was conceived brings down Camelot.


* While this was absent from the original ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]'' and [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2 its sequel]], later installments in [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre the franchise]] declared that Leatherface's oldest brother was also his father, and that most of cannibalistic Sawyer clan were products of VillainousIncest.

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* While this was absent from the original ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]'' and [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2 its sequel]], later installments in [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre the franchise]] declared that Leatherface's oldest brother was also his father, and that most of cannibalistic Sawyer clan were products of VillainousIncest.


Finally, incest and inbreeding may serve as a FreudianExcuse of sorts for a villainous character. The [[VillainousIncest kind of person]] who would deliberately engage in incest is not, after all, likely to be [[AbusiveParents breathtaking parental material]] and their treatment of the children who result from their activities is liable to be atrocious. Said children are also likely to learn some very warped lessons about appropriate social behaviour and sexual mores from such a parent; more than one SerialRapist has had incestuous parentage in the backstory.

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Finally, incest and inbreeding may serve as a FreudianExcuse of sorts for a villainous character. The [[VillainousIncest kind of person]] who would deliberately engage in incest is not, after all, likely to be [[AbusiveParents breathtaking parental material]] and their treatment of the children who result from their activities is liable to be atrocious. material]]. Said children are also likely to learn some very warped lessons about appropriate social behaviour and sexual mores from such a parent; more than one SerialRapist has had incestuous parentage in the backstory.
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** Jaime and Cersei Lannister have a long-term {{twincest}}uous relationship going on, and they have three kids together. (Also, their parents were [[KissingCousins cousins]].) We ''know'' dwarfism is a genetic disorder that's present in their family--their brother Tyrion is a dwarf--but all three of their kids are of normal height. However, the eldest, Joffrey, is a blatant case of TheCaligula. Alternatively, this could be viewed as a subverted version of this trope, as Cersei’s other two children--Tommen and Myrcella--are total sweethearts with nothing wrong with them, thus implying it's not a pattern: Joffrey’s just a {{jerkass}}.
** The Targaryen habit of marrying their sisters is in-universe often viewed as having exacerbated the hereditary madness that crops up again and again in the family, producing a series of warped aristocrats including Maegor the Cruel, Aegon the Unworthy, Aerion Brightflame, Aerys the Mad, and Viserys the Beggar King within the main family line, and equally, if not even more depraved characters like Daemon Blackfyre and Maelys the Monstrous in the {{bastard|Bastard}} Blackfyre branch of the family.

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** Jaime and Cersei Lannister have a long-term {{twincest}}uous relationship going on, and they have three kids together. (Also, their parents were [[KissingCousins cousins]].) We ''know'' dwarfism is a genetic disorder that's present in their family--their brother Tyrion is a dwarf--but all three of their kids are of normal height. However, the eldest, Joffrey, is a blatant case of TheCaligula. Alternatively, this could be viewed as a subverted version of this trope, SubvertedTrope, as Cersei’s Cersei's other two children--Tommen and Myrcella--are total sweethearts with nothing wrong with them, thus implying it's not a pattern: Joffrey’s Joffrey's just a {{jerkass}}.
** The In-universe, the Targaryen habit of marrying their sisters is in-universe often viewed as having exacerbated the hereditary madness that crops up again and again in the family, producing a series of warped aristocrats including Maegor the Cruel, Aegon the Unworthy, Aerion Brightflame, Aerys the Mad, and Viserys the Beggar King within the main family line, and equally, if not even more depraved characters like Daemon Blackfyre and Maelys the Monstrous in the {{bastard|Bastard}} Blackfyre branch of the family.



** In the episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS01E15TheBenders The Benders]]", a clan of hill folk are kidnapping people and [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting them for sport]]. It is heavily implied that that the younger members are products of incest and likely also engaging in incest with the only female member of the clan.
** In the episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E11FamilyRemains Family Remains]]", a suspected series of ghost murders turns out to have been committed by feral twins born out of the [[VillainousIncest incestuous rape]] of their mother/sister by their father/grandfather, which led to the mother/sister killing herself out of shame and the twins killing the father/grandfather out of rage. They then hid in the walls of the home to avoid detection but emerged to kill anyone who tried to inhabit the house.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' featured an episode, [[BannedEpisode to great controversy]], about a murderous, inbred clan known as the Peacock family . The [[EvilMatriarch matriarch]], Mrs. Peacock, is involved in [[ParentalIncest incestuous relationships with her sons]], one of them being the father of the other two.
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** In the episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS01E15TheBenders The Benders]]", [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E15TheBenders "The Benders"]], a clan of hill folk are kidnapping people and [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting them for sport]]. It is heavily implied that that the younger members are products of incest and likely also engaging in incest with the only female member of the clan.
** In the episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E11FamilyRemains Family Remains]]", [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E11FamilyRemains "Family Remains"]], a suspected series of ghost murders turns out to have been committed by feral twins born out of the [[VillainousIncest incestuous rape]] of their mother/sister by their father/grandfather, which led to the mother/sister killing herself out of shame and the twins killing the father/grandfather out of rage. They then hid in the walls of the home to avoid detection but emerged to kill anyone who tried to inhabit the house.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' featured an episode, [[BannedEpisode to great controversy]], about a murderous, inbred clan known as the Peacock family .family. The [[EvilMatriarch matriarch]], Mrs. Peacock, is involved in [[ParentalIncest incestuous relationships with her sons]], one of them being the father of the other two.
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Sibbi and Ingun Black-Briar could easily be seen as this. Family matriarch Maven refers to them as her children - and so does her oldest son Hemming.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Sibbi and Ingun Black-Briar could easily be seen as this. Family matriarch Maven refers to them as her children - and children--and so does her oldest son Hemming.


** Also as in the novels, the Targaryen family has a proud history of marrying cousin to cousin, uncle to niece, and brother to sister, producing the likes of Aerys the Mad and his equally unhinged son Viserys the Beggar King.

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** Also as in the novels, the Targaryen family has a proud history of marrying cousin to cousin, uncle to niece, and brother to sister, producing the likes of Aerys the Mad and his equally unhinged son Viserys the Beggar King. King and also [[spoiler: Daenerys the Mad Queen]].

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