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-->'''Nick:''' Your dad are brothers! When you talk about Grandma, you're talking about the same person!

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-->'''Nick:''' Your dad dads are brothers! When you talk about Grandma, you're talking about the same person!


* In the ''WesternAnimation/BigMouth'' episode "Florida", Andrew finds himself strongly attracted to his cousin Cherry, who reciprocates. Nick repeatedly points out how icky this situation is.
-->'''Nick:''' Your dad are brothers! When you talk about Grandma, you're talking about the same person!



* In the "Whittle Me This" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Timmy mentions that hillbillies are cool due to several reasons, including that they can take their cousins to the prom.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'': In "Creatures From the Tar Swamp", Prince Adam's cousin Lady Edwina is [[ShesAllGrownUp struck by how big and handsome he has become since they last met]]. She tries to flirt with him, and though he ignores it, it doesn't stop [[ClingyJealousGirl Teela]] from glaring.



* In the "Whittle Me This" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Timmy mentions that hillbillies are cool due to several reasons, including that they can take their cousins to the prom.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BigMouth'' episode "Florida", Andrew finds himself strongly attracted to his cousin Cherry, who reciprocates. Nick repeatedly points out how icky this situation is.
-->'''Nick:''' Your dad are brothers! When you talk about Grandma, you're talking about the same person!

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* ''{{Series/Justified}}'': When Raylan and Tim question an escaped convict's ex-wife and her cousin, Tim immediately realizes they're sleeping together. Later when the ex-husband arrives:
-->'''Coop:''' Y'all sleeping together?\\
'''Shirley:''' We're cousins!\\
'''Coop:''' Well, from all the lotions, condoms and devices I saw sitting on your nightstand it's clear you're sleeping with somebody.\\
'''Dupree:''' ...Well it's not like we're ''first'' cousins or anything.


* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' touches on this a couple of times in regards to Harry and Jean Grey, his second cousin on his mother's side, who's about two and a half years older than he is. [[Creator/NimbusLlewelyn The author]], who's British and thus as mentioned in the trope description, less inherently fazed by such a relationship, included her as one of the possible girls that Harry might end up dating in a poll to see what the fans would like (and, naturally, would TakeAThirdOption). When they meet, the two are immediately drawn to each other and are revealed to have a psychic connection that is theorised to possibly even date back to the womb. However, on Jean's side, the relationship is entirely platonic (she sees him as [[BigSisterInstinct the little brother that she never had]]) while Harry's attitude is a little more complicated (emotionally, he wants a big sister type figure. However, he is straight and has eyes and a fully functioning libido, meaning that he is very aware that Jean is gorgeous). Ultimately, Harry settles on platonic, though he doesn't suddenly become blind to Jean's good looks [[spoiler: or Maddie's, for that matter, being rather embarrassed when he sees her in a skimpy night-shirt and trying not to stare at her legs]].

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' touches on this a couple of times in regards to Harry and Jean Grey, his second cousin on his mother's side, who's about two and a half years older than he is. [[Creator/NimbusLlewelyn The author]], who's British and thus as mentioned in the trope description, less inherently fazed by such a relationship, included her as one of the possible girls that Harry might end up dating in a poll to see what the fans would like (and, naturally, would TakeAThirdOption). When they meet, the two are immediately drawn to each other and are revealed to have a psychic connection that is theorised to possibly even date back to the womb. However, on Jean's side, the relationship is entirely platonic (she sees him as [[BigSisterInstinct the little brother that she never had]]) while Harry's attitude is a little more complicated (emotionally, complicated. Emotionally, he wants a big sister type figure. However, he is he's a straight HormoneAddledTeenager, and has eyes and a fully functioning libido, meaning that he is very aware that Jean is gorgeous). gorgeous. Ultimately, Harry settles on platonic, though he doesn't suddenly become blind to Jean's good looks [[spoiler: or (or Maddie's, for that matter, matter)]], being rather embarrassed when he sees her in a skimpy night-shirt bikini and trying not to stare at her legs]].stare.


** Other than gods, the ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'' series has Sam being betrothed to Amir, who is explicitly stated to be a relative. They are both descended from the RealLife 10th-century traveler Ahmad ibn Fadlan, but whether there are closer shared ancestors is unknown. Cousin marriage (or at least marriage between close families) is actually a common practice in the Arab world, not only to strengthen alliances (the Arabs being traditionally a [[TheClan clannish]] society) but also to keep inheritance in-family.

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** Other than gods, the ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'' series has Sam being betrothed to Amir, who is explicitly stated to be a relative.relative on the mortal side. They are both descended from the RealLife 10th-century traveler Ahmad ibn Fadlan, but whether there are closer shared ancestors is unknown. Cousin marriage (or at least marriage between close families) is actually a common practice in the Arab world, not only to strengthen alliances (the Arabs being traditionally a [[TheClan clannish]] society) but also to keep inheritance in-family. But itís still pretty squicky to have a ''Literature/MansfieldPark'' style of relationship in a kidís book. Especially when the SatelliteLoveInterest had barely any relevance to the plot and couldíve been cut.


* The ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/BecomingFree Becoming Family]]'' has a romance developing between Elsa's daughter Katja and Anna's son Matteus. In their case, Katja is adopted so they're [[NotBloodSiblings unrelated by blood]].

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* The ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/BecomingFree Becoming Family]]'' has a romance developing between Elsa's daughter Katja and Anna's son Matteus. In their case, Katja is adopted so they're [[NotBloodSiblings unrelated by blood]].



** In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', FridgeLogic dictates that Simba and Nala must be either cousins or half-siblings because Scar and Mufasa are the only adult male lions in the pride. This is later defied in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' where it's shown that Nala's dad is a random, unknown lion.
** ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' defies this by specifically mentioning twice that Scar is ''not'' Kovu's father, though fans still speculate. Kovu was meant to be Scar's son but then they noticed that'd make Kiara and Kovu cousins once removed. Of course, this just [[VoodooShark raises the question]] of who Kovu's real father is, or why he looks so much like Scar.
* In ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', Faline is referred to as Bambi's cousin in some supplementary material. In the [[Literature/{{Bambi}} book]] they are first cousins through their mothers. Disney made sure to not mention this in the film, making it vague if they're related or not.

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** In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''WesternAnimation/{{The Lion King|1994}}'', FridgeLogic dictates that Simba and Nala must be either cousins or half-siblings because Scar and Mufasa are the only adult male lions in the pride. This is later defied in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' where it's shown that Nala's dad is a random, unknown lion.
** ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' defies this by specifically mentioning twice that Scar is ''not'' Kovu's father, though fans still speculate. Kovu was meant to be Scar's son but then they noticed that'd make Kiara and Kovu cousins once removed. Of course, this just [[VoodooShark raises the question]] of who Kovu's real father is, or why he looks so much like Scar.
* In ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Bambi}}'', Faline is referred to as Bambi's cousin in some supplementary material. In the [[Literature/{{Bambi}} book]] they are first cousins through their mothers. Disney made sure to not mention this in the film, making it vague if they're related or not.


Despite the taboo, cousin marriages are legal in about half the states in the U.S.A., though not as much in the backwoods areas and more in the modern industrialized states, the opposite of what one might expect from hearing all those jokes. Legal or not, these marriages are still not very common due to the lingering cultural taboo. All states permit marriages between second and third cousins, but even these are looked at funny. In the UK, first cousin marriage is unusual and would be regarded as rather odd, but not with the same severity as the US. Second cousin marriages and beyond would be seen as unremarkable. In several other western countries, specially the ones that are majoritarily catholic, first cousins marriages were quite common and usually not considered a taboo, although it started to become in the modern age due to globalazation and the consequent import of US culture, although it's still quite common in rural areas.

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Despite the taboo, cousin marriages are legal in about half the states in the U.S.A., though not as much in the backwoods areas and more in the modern industrialized states, the opposite of what one might expect from hearing all those jokes. Legal or not, these marriages are still not very common due to the lingering cultural taboo. All states permit marriages between second and third cousins, but even these are looked at funny. In the UK, first cousin marriage is unusual and would be regarded as rather odd, but not with the same severity as the US. Second cousin marriages and beyond would be seen as unremarkable. In several other western countries, specially the ones that are majoritarily catholic, first cousins marriages were quite common and usually not considered a taboo, although it started to become in the modern age due to globalazation and the consequent import of US culture, although it's still quite common in rural areas.


Despite the taboo, cousin marriages are legal in about half the states in the U.S.A., though not as much in the backwoods areas and more in the modern industrialized states, the opposite of what one might expect from hearing all those jokes. Legal or not, these marriages are still not very common due to the lingering cultural taboo. All states permit marriages between second and third cousins, but even these are looked at funny. In the UK, first cousin marriage is unusual and would be regarded as rather odd, but not with the same severity as the US. Second cousin marriages and beyond would be seen as unremarkable.

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Despite the taboo, cousin marriages are legal in about half the states in the U.S.A., though not as much in the backwoods areas and more in the modern industrialized states, the opposite of what one might expect from hearing all those jokes. Legal or not, these marriages are still not very common due to the lingering cultural taboo. All states permit marriages between second and third cousins, but even these are looked at funny. In the UK, first cousin marriage is unusual and would be regarded as rather odd, but not with the same severity as the US. Second cousin marriages and beyond would be seen as unremarkable. \n In several other western countries, specially the ones that are majoritarily catholic, first cousins marriages were quite common and usually not considered a taboo, although it started to become in the modern age due to globalazation and the consequent import of US culture, although it's still quite common in rural areas.

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* In ''Fanfic/ThePrideThatNeverWas'', Shani and Kovu are love interests despite being first cousins once removed.


** ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' defies this by specifically mentioning twice that Scar is ''not'' Kovu's father, though fans still speculate. Kovu was meant to be Scar's son but then they noticed that'd make Kiara and Kovu cousins once removed. Of course, this just raises the question of who Kovu's real father is, or why he looks so much like Scar.

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** ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' defies this by specifically mentioning twice that Scar is ''not'' Kovu's father, though fans still speculate. Kovu was meant to be Scar's son but then they noticed that'd make Kiara and Kovu cousins once removed. Of course, this just [[VoodooShark raises the question question]] of who Kovu's real father is, or why he looks so much like Scar.


** [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride The sequel]] defies this by specifically mentioning twice that Scar is ''not'' Kovu's father, though fans still speculate. Kovu was meant to be Scar's son but then they noticed that'd make Kiara and Kovu cousins once removed.

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** [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride The sequel]] ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' defies this by specifically mentioning twice that Scar is ''not'' Kovu's father, though fans still speculate. Kovu was meant to be Scar's son but then they noticed that'd make Kiara and Kovu cousins once removed. Of course, this just raises the question of who Kovu's real father is, or why he looks so much like Scar.


* In the Comicbook/XWingSeries, Plourr Illo was engaged to her cousin since childhood. In the arc where she returns to her homeworld and takes up the reins, she's shown resisting the idea of marrying him, but since he shows a number of her traits--lots of courage, love of fighting and freedom, disdain for tradition for tradition's sake and even being a fighter pilot like her--she warms up to him. It's never shown whether they actually get married at some point. And their being cousins never seemed to bother Plourr, it was only the "arranged marriage to an aristocrat she hadn't seen in 20 years" part that was a problem.

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* In the Comicbook/XWingSeries, ''ComicBook/XWingRogueSquadron'', Plourr Illo was engaged to her cousin since childhood. In the arc where she returns to her homeworld and takes up the reins, she's shown resisting the idea of marrying him, but since he shows a number of her traits--lots of courage, love of fighting and freedom, disdain for tradition for tradition's sake and even being a fighter pilot like her--she warms up to him. It's never shown whether they actually get married at some point. And their being cousins never seemed to bother Plourr, it was only the "arranged marriage to an aristocrat she hadn't seen in 20 years" part that was a problem.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheSecretLifeOfPunzie'', Rapunzel and Anna are cousins, but are very much in a sexual relationship. This is often glossed over as not only is cousin-incest considered less risque than between siblings, but because they are both women and therefor the stigma is less justified.

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* Angelalily, one of the wolves from ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'', is related to both her cousin Wilie's parents. She also has such a massive crush on Wilie that it reaches the point where she sees him through a CrushFilter.
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