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* The Brands of Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' are hereditary servants to the Kings of Riva, serving as a sort of chancellor - handling the day-to-day drudge while the king makes the big decisions. So dedicated are they to their duty that upon assumign office, they abandon whatever name they had before, becoming known simply as 'Brand' (which was the name of the first one to hold the office). Similar to the ''LordOfTheRings'' example, they've spend a long time taking care of Riva and its throne while waiting for the return of the true king, but once he DOES show up, they never falter, and continue to serve faithfully. (With one notable, but quickly-corrected exception.)

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* The Brands of Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' are hereditary servants to the Kings of Riva, serving as a sort of chancellor - handling the day-to-day drudge while the king makes the big decisions. So dedicated are they to their duty that upon assumign assuming office, they abandon whatever name they had before, becoming known simply as 'Brand' (which was the name of the first one to hold the office). Similar to the ''LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' example, they've spend a long time taking care of Riva and its throne while waiting for the return of the true king, but once he DOES show up, they never falter, and continue to serve faithfully. (With one notable, but quickly-corrected exception.)


** Ling's bodyguards Lan Fan and Fu come from a family that has served the Yao clan for a long time. Both are very loyal to him.
** There is also the flower lady who passes on Olivia's message to Mustang, whose family has [[MemeticMutation SERVED THE ARMSTRONG LINE FOR GENERATIONS]]!

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** Ling's bodyguards Lan Fan and Fu come from a family that has served the Yao clan for a long time. Both time, hence why they are very loyal to him.
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** There is also the The flower lady who passes on Olivia's Olivier's message to Mustang, whose Mustang comes from a family that has [[MemeticMutation SERVED THE ARMSTRONG LINE FOR GENERATIONS]]!GENERATIONS!


* The author of ''Fanfic/TopDog'' creates one between the Hyuugas and the family of the Fourth Hokage in the Naruto branch; this immediately colors Hiashi Hyuuga's reaction to Naruto once he finds out his parentage.

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* The author of ''Fanfic/TopDog'' creates one between the Hyuugas Hyugas and the family of the Fourth Hokage in the Naruto branch; this immediately colors Hiashi Hyuuga's Hyuga's reaction to Naruto once he finds out his parentage.


* The original story for [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]]'s butler, Alfred Pennyworth, whose father, Jarvis, had been Thomas Wayne's butler. This particular version of Alfred was canon until Creator/FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', which established that Alfred had himself been Thomas Wayne's butler/valet, and had worked for the Wayne family since before Thomas and Martha Wayne were killed.
** ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' reveals that Alfred's father had hoped to dissuade him from following in his footsteps. Another comic indicates that Alfred only intended to stay with the Waynes to fill in for his deceased father until they could find someone else. He decided to stay after learning young Bruce was being bullied and bonded with the kid while teaching him self-defense.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': The original story for [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]]'s Wayne's butler, Alfred Pennyworth, whose father, Jarvis, had been Thomas Wayne's butler. This particular version of Alfred was canon until Creator/FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', which established that Alfred had himself been Thomas Wayne's butler/valet, and had worked for the Wayne family since before Thomas and Martha Wayne were killed.
** ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' reveals that Alfred's father had hoped to dissuade him from following in his footsteps. Another comic indicates that Alfred only intended to stay with the Waynes to fill in for his deceased father until they could find someone else. He decided to stay after learning young Bruce was being bullied and bonded with the kid while teaching him self-defense.



* Comicbook/DoctorStrange's manservant Wong is from a family whose ancestor, Kan, pledged that the firstborn males of his family would be dedicated to the service of the Sorcerer Supreme.

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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange's ComicBook/DoctorStrange's manservant Wong is from a family whose ancestor, Kan, pledged that the firstborn males of his family would be dedicated to the service of the Sorcerer Supreme.



* ''[[Literature/KittyNorville Kitty Goes to Washington]]'' features a family that has served a female vampire for centuries. It turns out they are all descended from the two children she had before she became a vampire.

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* ''[[Literature/KittyNorville Kitty ''Literature/KittyNorville'': "Kitty Goes to Washington]]'' Washington" features a family that has served a female vampire for centuries. It turns out they are all descended from the two children she had before she became a vampire.



* In the Literature/LiadenUniverse, the family firm of dea'Gauss have served as attorneys to Clan Korval through many generations. One of the prequels reveals that it was a dea'Gauss who did the paperwork for the founding of the Clan, centuries ago, and Korval has had them on retainer ever since.
* The Stewards of Gondor from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', sort of. Being a family tasked over to watch over the throne in absence of a king, they had been waiting for when the RightfulKingReturns and should have recognized Aragorn as the rightful King of Men, but Denethor has other ideas.

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* In the Literature/LiadenUniverse, ''Literature/LiadenUniverse'', the family firm of dea'Gauss have served as attorneys to Clan Korval through many generations. One of the prequels reveals that it was a dea'Gauss who did the paperwork for the founding of the Clan, centuries ago, and Korval has had them on retainer ever since.
* The Stewards of Gondor from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', sort of. Being a family tasked over to watch over the throne in absence of a king, they had been waiting for when the RightfulKingReturns and should have recognized Aragorn as the rightful King of Men, but Denethor has other ideas.



* TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms has some long-runnners. Cormyrean {{court mage}}s were direct descendants of the elven magess Alea Dahast and Baerauble Etharr, the first High Wizard of Cormyr from 26 DR, until Vangerdahast Aeiulvana retired in 1372 DR, followed by Caladnei -- the first chief War Wizard supposedly not of this bloodline.

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* TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' has some long-runnners. Cormyrean {{court mage}}s were direct descendants of the elven magess Alea Dahast and Baerauble Etharr, the first High Wizard of Cormyr from 26 DR, until Vangerdahast Aeiulvana retired in 1372 DR, followed by Caladnei -- the first chief War Wizard supposedly not of this bloodline.



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** ''NightOfTheOwls'' reveals that Alfred's father had hoped to dissuade him from following in his footsteps. Another comic indicates that Alfred only intended to stay with the Waynes to fill in for his deceased father until they could find someone else. He decided to stay after learning young Bruce was being bullied and bonded with the kid while teaching him self-defense.
** In Alfred's very first Golden-Age-cum-Earth-Two appearance, this ''wasn't'' the case; Alfred was portrayed as having contacted Bruce asking for a job when the latter was already an adult (and already Batman), with no indication their families ever knew each other. [[LostInAdaptation Nowadays this version is totally unthinkable]].

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** ''NightOfTheOwls'' ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' reveals that Alfred's father had hoped to dissuade him from following in his footsteps. Another comic indicates that Alfred only intended to stay with the Waynes to fill in for his deceased father until they could find someone else. He decided to stay after learning young Bruce was being bullied and bonded with the kid while teaching him self-defense.
** In Alfred's very first Golden-Age-cum-Earth-Two appearance, this ''wasn't'' the case; Alfred was portrayed as having contacted Bruce asking for a job when the latter was already an adult (and already Batman), with no indication their families ever knew each other. [[LostInAdaptation [[LostInImitation Nowadays this version is totally unthinkable]].


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->'''Blackadder''': You're fired.
->'''Baldrick''': But my lord, I've been in your family since 1532!
->'''Blackadder''': So has syphilis, now get out.

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->'''Blackadder''': You're fired.
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'''Baldrick''':
But my lord, I've been in your family since 1532!
->'''Blackadder''':
1532!\\
'''Blackadder''':
So has syphilis, now get out.



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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ling's bodyguards Lan Fan and Fu come from a family that has served the Royal Family for a long time.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Ling's bodyguards Lan Fan and Fu come from a family that has served the Royal Family Yao clan for a long time.time. Both are very loyal to him.




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* The author of Fanfic/TopDog creates one between the Hyuugas and the family of the Fourth Hokage in the Naruto branch; this immediately colors Hiashi Hyuuga's reaction to Naruto once he finds out his parentage.

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* The author of Fanfic/TopDog ''Fanfic/TopDog'' creates one between the Hyuugas and the family of the Fourth Hokage in the Naruto branch; this immediately colors Hiashi Hyuuga's reaction to Naruto once he finds out his parentage.




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* ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'': "My grandfather worked for your grandfather." --Igor
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* ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'': "My Igor's grandfather worked for your grandfather." --Igor
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* The [[LordOfTheRings Stewards of Gondor]], sort of. Being a family tasked over to watch over the throne in absence of a king, they had been waiting for when the RightfulKingReturns and should have recognized Aragorn as the rightful King of Men, but Denethor has other ideas.

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* The [[LordOfTheRings Stewards of Gondor]], Gondor from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', sort of. Being a family tasked over to watch over the throne in absence of a king, they had been waiting for when the RightfulKingReturns and should have recognized Aragorn as the rightful King of Men, but Denethor has other ideas.




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* According to supplementary material in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'', Hayasaka's family has served the Shinomiyas for generations and have earned their trust. She has served as Kaguya's valet since they were both seven. The two of them are very close to each other as a result (to the point that they consider themselves sisters) and their bond is the only thing that Kaguya considers more important than her crush on Shirogane.

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* According to supplementary material in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'', ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'', Hayasaka's family has served the Shinomiyas for generations and have earned their trust. She has served as Kaguya's valet since they were both seven. The two of them are very close to each other as a result (to the point that they consider themselves sisters) and their bond is the only thing that Kaguya considers more important than her crush on Shirogane.


* Hudson, Rose and Mrs Bridges from ''UpstairsDownstairs'' all came from the Southwold Estate and serve the Bellamy family for more than thirty years without [[DawsonCasting appearing to age at all]]. Other servants come and go - Ruby and Edward being pretty long-standing - but these three are rather immortal and look like they will outlive even Sir Richard...

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* Hudson, Rose and Mrs Bridges from ''UpstairsDownstairs'' ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'' all came from the Southwold Estate and serve the Bellamy family for more than thirty years without [[DawsonCasting appearing to age at all]]. Other servants come and go - Ruby and Edward being pretty long-standing - but these three are rather immortal and look like they will outlive even Sir Richard...


* In ''ForrestGump'', Bubba's family has apparently been in service for at least a century. The montage which shows different generations serving seems to imply that they are serving different generations of the same family. In this case, it's treated as a bad thing, since their service originated during the time of slavery. This would be inverted when Forrest gave Bubba's mother what he felt was Bubba's share of his shrimp venture: she was now rich enough to afford a servant of her own.

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* In ''ForrestGump'', ''Film/ForrestGump'', Bubba's family has apparently been in service for at least a century. The montage which shows different generations serving seems to imply that they are serving different generations of the same family. In this case, it's treated as a bad thing, since their service originated during the time of slavery. This would be inverted when Forrest gave Bubba's mother what he felt was Bubba's share of his shrimp venture: she was now rich enough to afford a servant of her own.


** ''NightOfTheOwls'' reveals that Alfred's father had hoped to dissuade him from following in his footsteps. Another comic indicates that Alfred only intended to stay with the Waynes to fill in for Jarvis until they could find someone else. He decided to stay after learning young Bruce was being bullied and bonded with the kid while teaching him self-defense.

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** ''NightOfTheOwls'' reveals that Alfred's father had hoped to dissuade him from following in his footsteps. Another comic indicates that Alfred only intended to stay with the Waynes to fill in for Jarvis his deceased father until they could find someone else. He decided to stay after learning young Bruce was being bullied and bonded with the kid while teaching him self-defense.

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** ''NightOfTheOwls'' reveals that Alfred's father had hoped to dissuade him from following in his footsteps. Another comic indicates that Alfred only intended to stay with the Waynes to fill in for Jarvis until they could find someone else. He decided to stay after learning young Bruce was being bullied and bonded with the kid while teaching him self-defense.
** In Alfred's very first Golden-Age-cum-Earth-Two appearance, this ''wasn't'' the case; Alfred was portrayed as having contacted Bruce asking for a job when the latter was already an adult (and already Batman), with no indication their families ever knew each other. [[LostInAdaptation Nowadays this version is totally unthinkable]].


* According to supplementary material in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'', Hayasaka's family has served the Shinomiyas for generations and have earned their trust. She has served as Kaguya's valet since they were both seven. The two of them are very close to each other as a result (to the point that they consider themselves sisters) and their bond is the only thing that Kauya considers more important than her crush on Shirogane.

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* According to supplementary material in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'', Hayasaka's family has served the Shinomiyas for generations and have earned their trust. She has served as Kaguya's valet since they were both seven. The two of them are very close to each other as a result (to the point that they consider themselves sisters) and their bond is the only thing that Kauya Kaguya considers more important than her crush on Shirogane.



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* According to supplementary material in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'', Hayasaka's family has served the Shinomiyas for generations and have earned their trust. She has served as Kaguya's valet since they were both seven. The two of them are very close to each other as a result (to the point that they consider themselves sisters) and their bond is the only thing that Kauya considers more important than her crush on Shirogane.

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