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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie.


* Stories on true crime shows such as ''Series/ForensicFiles'' occasionally involve children or siblings of the convicted criminal who refuse to accept he or she was the killer despite scientific proof, the denial always rooted in some spoken or unspoken variation on "s/he's my mom/dad".

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* Stories on true crime shows such as ''Series/ForensicFiles'' occasionally involve children or siblings of the convicted criminal who refuse to accept he or she was the killer despite scientific proof, the denial always rooted in some spoken or unspoken variation on "s/he's my mom/dad". See MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal.


** Subverted in the case of [[CainAndAbel Raven, regarding Qrow]] and Yang. She abandoned her bloodkin to return to the BanditClan that raised her (leaving so quickly Yang didn't even know she had a separate birth mother until later in life) viewing them as her true family. [[spoiler: In exchange for loan of the Spring Maiden to retrieve the Relic of Knowledge, Raven demands that Cinder's group kill her brother and his companions. Qrow's group consisting mostly of young teenagers, including Raven's own daughter, Yang.]]

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** Subverted in the case of [[CainAndAbel Raven, regarding Qrow]] and Yang. She abandoned her bloodkin to return to the BanditClan that raised her (leaving so quickly Yang didn't even know she had a separate birth mother until later in life) viewing them as her true family. [[spoiler: In exchange for loan of the Spring Maiden to retrieve the Relic of Knowledge, Raven demands that Cinder's group kill her brother and his companions. Qrow's group consisting mostly of young teenagers, including Raven's own daughter, Yang. Qrow is so disgusted and furious that he tells Raven point-blank that [[ThisIsUnforgivable she crossed the line]] and renounces her as his sister.]]


Opposite of NoBloodTies. Some people may think that FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent is also an opposite trope, but actually, sometimes, the two go together -- the reason that a character can't walk away from annoying family entirely in favor of well-loved friends is because they can't deny the bonds of blood. Compare {{Nepotism}}, InTheBlood, FamilyHonor.

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Opposite of NoBloodTies. Some people may think that FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent is also an opposite trope, but actually, sometimes, the two go together -- the reason that a character can't walk away from annoying family entirely in favor of well-loved friends is because they can't deny the bonds of blood. See also ThePowerOfFamily, when strong family bonds transcend relation. Compare {{Nepotism}}, InTheBlood, FamilyHonor.

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* [[SiblingMurder Subverted]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing''. Despite their SiblingRivalry, Mufasa thought his younger brother Scar couldn't possibly be evil enough to try anything as heinous as fratricide, and [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil severely underestimated]] Scar's hatred of him and desire for their kingdom's throne. [[spoiler:Mufasa only learns this in the ''moment'' before his death that it's NOT the case, as Scar [[TheFarmerAndTheViper paid]] his brother's kindness back [[CainAndAbel by tossing him off a gorge]]. To twist the knife even further, Scar even rubs it in his brother's face, sadistically gloating "long live the king" with a SlasherSmile and making sure that his brother fully realizes what his [[CainAndAbel true nature]] is, instead of simply dumping Mufasa to his death]].


* The phrase entered the popular lexicon in America during the Second Opium War when Commodore Josiah Tattnall uttered the phrase when he found his squadron accidentally engaged in the attack on Taku Forts when Anglo-French allies had attempted to breach a Chinese position. Tattnall made the split decision to aid the British (mostly by helping to evacuate the wounded and did not perform in a combat capacity) despite American neutrality. When superiors demanded to know what he had been thinking in violating America's strict neutrality, Tattnall simply uttered the phrase and thus it entered the common consciousness.

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* The phrase entered the popular lexicon in America during the Second Opium War when Commodore Josiah Tattnall uttered the phrase when he found his squadron accidentally engaged in the attack on Taku Forts when Anglo-French allies had attempted to breach a Chinese position. Tattnall made the split decision to aid the British (mostly by helping to evacuate the wounded and did not perform performing in a combat capacity) despite American neutrality. When superiors demanded to know what he had been thinking in violating America's strict neutrality, Tattnall simply uttered the phrase and thus it entered the common consciousness.



* There is a common belief that the original quote was actually "The blood of the covenant [or battlefield] is thicker than the water of the womb," which would have been an inversion; however, this is actually an UrbanLegend and the earliest known versions of the quote (dating back to 12th century Germany) are played straight.
* Stories on true crime shows such as ''Series/ForensicFiles'' occasionally involve children or siblings of the convicted criminal who refuse to accept he or she was the killer despite scientific proof, the denial always rooted in some spoken or unspoken variation on "he's my dad".

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* There is a common belief that the original quote was actually "The blood of the covenant [or battlefield] is thicker than the water of the womb," which would have been an inversion; inversion, however, this is actually an UrbanLegend and the earliest known versions of the quote (dating back to 12th century Germany) are played straight.
* Stories on true crime shows such as ''Series/ForensicFiles'' occasionally involve children or siblings of the convicted criminal who refuse to accept he or she was the killer despite scientific proof, the denial always rooted in some spoken or unspoken variation on "he's "s/he's my dad".mom/dad".

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* In ''TabletopGame/DogsInTheVineyard'', RelationshipValues take the form of "relationship dice", which you get to use when the other character is involved in the current scene somehow. Normally, before a relationship can take any mechanical effect, you have to assign to it some dice from your limited "relationship pool", but with blood relatives of your PlayerCharacter, you ''always'' get 1d6 for free, regardless of whether you've assigned anything from your pool to them or not.


* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' Princess Anna makes a choice [[spoiler:to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] her life to save Queen Elsa despite the fact the she accidentally struck her in the heart and continually shut her out (in an attempt to protect Anna from the magical power Elsa couldn't fully control).]] This trope is even stronger because [[spoiler: [[CurseEscapeClause she could have gotten a kiss from Kristoff, which would save Anna at the cost of Elsa's life.]] However, the PowerOfLove saved Anna from her DisneyDeath because her sacrifice was an ActOfTrueLove.]]
* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' Zira exhibits heavy ParentalFavoritism over her youngest (and possibly adopted) son, Kovu, due to him being chosen by Scar to be his successor. While Kovu grows to be a strong, healthy lion his older brother Nuka is scrawny and mangy in comparison. Nuka is shown to be a mild bully towards his siblings Kovu and Vitani in the [[AMinorKidroduction first part of the film]], and Vitani has spats with Nuka. Nuka [[IJustWantToBeLoved deeply craves]] his mother's affection and approval, but she focuses on Kovu. Despite this, Zira and Vitani are both horrified and sympathetic [[spoiler:after Nuka dies trying to get to Simba.]] Zira disowns Kovu after the event due to believing [[spoiler:he ultimately led to his brothers death.]]
* From ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'', in spite of following Aladar over Kron, Neera still tries to save her older brother when Kron is alone and chased by a ''Carnotaurus''. [[spoiler:She's too late to save him, but Neera trying to stop the ''Carnotaurus'' from munching on his body is the last thing he ever sees.]]

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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' Princess Anna makes a choice [[spoiler:to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] her life to save Queen Elsa despite the fact the she accidentally struck her in the heart and continually shut her out (in an attempt to protect Anna from the magical power Elsa couldn't fully control).]] This trope is even stronger because [[spoiler: [[CurseEscapeClause she could have gotten a kiss from Kristoff, which would save Anna at the cost of Elsa's life.]] However, the PowerOfLove saved Anna from her DisneyDeath because her sacrifice was an ActOfTrueLove.]]
* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' Zira exhibits heavy ParentalFavoritism over her youngest (and possibly adopted) son, Kovu, due to him being chosen by Scar to be his successor. While Kovu grows to be a strong, healthy lion his older brother Nuka is scrawny and mangy in comparison. Nuka is shown to be a mild bully towards his siblings Kovu and Vitani in the [[AMinorKidroduction first part of the film]], and Vitani has spats with Nuka. Nuka [[IJustWantToBeLoved deeply craves]] his mother's affection and approval, but she focuses on Kovu. Despite this, Zira and Vitani are both horrified and sympathetic [[spoiler:after Nuka dies trying to get to Simba.]] Zira disowns Kovu after the event due to believing [[spoiler:he ultimately led to his brothers death.]]
* From ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaur}}'', in spite of following Aladar over Kron, Neera still tries to save her older brother when Kron is alone and chased by a ''Carnotaurus''. [[spoiler:She's too late to save him, but Neera trying to stop the ''Carnotaurus'' from munching on his body is the last thing he ever sees.]]


* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie.[[AllBlueEntry "]]

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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie.[[AllBlueEntry "]]


* Invoked and defied in an apocryphal exchange between Czar Nicholas I and Napoleon III. It was customary for European monarchs to refer to each other as "brothers" (mon frère). When Napoleon III declared himself emperor, the Russian Czar addressed him as a "friend" (mon ami) rather than a "brother", to show his displeasure. Napoleon III, however, replied by declaring [[InsultBackfire "God gives us our brothers, we choose our friends."]]

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* Invoked and defied in an apocryphal exchange between Czar Nicholas I and Napoleon III. It was customary for European monarchs to refer to each other as "brothers" (mon frère). (''mon frère''). When Napoleon III declared himself emperor, the Russian Czar addressed him as a "friend" (mon ami) (''mon ami'') rather than a "brother", to show his displeasure. Napoleon III, however, replied by declaring [[InsultBackfire "God gives us our brothers, we choose our friends."]]


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* Stories on true crime shows such as ''Series/ForensicFiles'' occasionally involve children or siblings of the convicted criminal who refuse to accept he or she was the killer despite scientific proof, the denial always rooted in some spoken or unspoken variation on "he's my dad".

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* ''Webcomic/{{Henchgirl}}'': Superheroine Photo-Girl [[spoiler: (Paige Posa) repeatedly rescues her villainous sister Mary - from being taken to prison in Issue 9, from an attack by heroine La Viuda in Issue 10, and from being vaporized by Amelia or crushed in the building collapse in Issue 11.]]


->'''Elan''': I thought it was tough to figure out how to feel about Nale, you know?\\
'''Roy''': What's so tough? He's a villainous jackass!\\
'''Elan''': But he's still my brother!!

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'''Roy''': '''Roy:''' What's so tough? He's a villainous jackass!\\
'''Elan''': '''Elan:''' But he's still my brother!!






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* RobinHood comes to his death when he trusts a prioress because she is his cousin.
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* Invoked and defied in an apocryphal exchange between Czar Nicholas I and Napoleon III. It was customary for European monarchs to refer to each other as "brothers" (mon frere). When Napoleon III declared himself emperor, the Russian Czar addressed him as a "friend" (mon ami) rather than a "brother," to show his displeasure. Napoleon III, however, replied by declaring [[InsultBackfire “God gives us our brothers, we choose our friends.”]]

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* Invoked and defied in an apocryphal exchange between Czar Nicholas I and Napoleon III. It was customary for European monarchs to refer to each other as "brothers" (mon frere). frère). When Napoleon III declared himself emperor, the Russian Czar addressed him as a "friend" (mon ami) rather than a "brother," "brother", to show his displeasure. Napoleon III, however, replied by declaring [[InsultBackfire “God "God gives us our brothers, we choose our friends.”]]"]]





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->''"Bare is the back without a brother to it."''
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->'''Elan''': I thought it was tough to figure out how to feel about Nale, you know?\\
'''Roy''': What's so tough? He's a villainous jackass!\\
'''Elan''': But he's still my brother!!
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