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* By the end of ''Literature/TheWestingGame'', Turtle's family have become this trope: [[spoiler: Windy Windkloppel, who founded a giant paper-products conglomerate under the "Sam Westing" alias, is the Elder; his niece Grace Wexler, the Adult, has become the owner/director of a chain of Chinese restaurants; and T.R. "Turtle" Wexler herself, as the Youth, is building her second fortune in as a stockbroker and businesswoman.]]


Three successful generations is basically a PowerTrio formed by three successive generations that represent the phases of a man or woman's life as he or she gains experience and maturity.

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Three successful generations is basically a PowerTrio formed by three successive generations that represent the phases of a man or woman's person's life as he or she gains they gain experience and maturity.



* '''The Youth''': The young man/woman who has the confidence and intelligence to go wherever in life he/she wants to. The older generations know that he/she is the future and want to help him/her make something of himself/herself. He/She is probably a smart student who knows what to be when he/she grows up.
* '''The Adult''': The man/woman who has reached a more stable position in his/her life. He/She knows how to focus on the present and get things done. The other generations look up to him/her even while he/she's still working things out. He/She's like a working man/woman who's as strong as the SelfMadeMan.
* '''The Elder''': The older man/woman who has lived a full life. He/She now acts as head of the family, helping the middle generation guide the next one. He/She wants to keep his/her past alive through the youngest generation. He/She is like an active retiree who's as proud as ThePatriarch.

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* '''The Youth''': The young man/woman person who has the confidence and intelligence to go wherever in life he/she wants they want to. The older generations know that he/she is they are the future and want to help him/her them make something of himself/herself. He/She is themself. They are probably a smart student who knows know what they want to be when he/she grows they grow up.
* '''The Adult''': The man/woman person who has reached a more stable position in his/her their life. He/She knows They know how to focus on the present and get things done. The other generations look up to him/her them even while he/she's they're still working things out. He/She's like a They are probably working man/woman who's as strong as the hard to be a SelfMadeMan.
* '''The Elder''': The older man/woman person who has lived a full life. He/She They now acts act as head of the family, helping the middle generation guide the next one. He/She wants They want to keep his/her their past alive through the youngest generation. He/She is They are like an active retiree who's as proud as ThePatriarch.



'''This is not LegacyCharacter''' where the younger character inherits the success of the older generation. This is where each of the three individuals work in his own way to personally earn his accomplishments. The youth is most likely to succeed, the adult is working on succeeding, and the elder has achieved success.

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'''This is not LegacyCharacter''' where the younger character inherits the success of the older generation. This is where each of the three individuals work in his their own way to personally earn his their accomplishments. The youth is most likely to succeed, the adult is working on succeeding, and the elder has achieved success.

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%% * ''Film/Shaft2019'' (needs expansion; has the original Shaft, his son, and now his grandson)




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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'': Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby are the talented young kids with bright futures. Donald, Launchpad and [[spoiler:[[MissingMom Della]]]] are the adults who have made something of themselves, but are still striving to achieve higher goals. Scrooge and Beakley are elders who have lived their lives to the fullest, and are now passing on their knowledge to the latest generation.
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'': Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby are the talented young kids with bright futures. futures and ambitions to be great adventurers. Donald, Launchpad and [[spoiler:[[MissingMom Della]]]] are the adults who have made something of themselves, but are still striving to achieve higher goals. goals - they also suffer the occasional setback now and then. Scrooge and Beakley are elders who have lived their lives to the fullest, and are now passing on their knowledge to the latest generation.
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generation - Scrooge by taking his great-nephews on adventures, Beakley by training her granddaughter.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'': Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby are the talented young kids with bright futures. Donald, Launchpad and [[spoiler:[[MissingMom Della]]]] are the adults who have made something of themselves, but are still striving to achieve higher goals. Scrooge and Beakley are elders who have lived their lives to the fullest, and are now passing on their knowledge to the latest generation.


* From ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', there's Sam Winchester (the Youth) who left the hunting life to go to Stanford and was an aspiring lawyer but was eventually dragged back into the hunting life; Dean Winchester (the Adult) who embraced the hunting word and became a very skilled and experienced hunter since childhood; and John Winchester (the Elder) who is Dean and Sam's father and is the most experienced hunter of the three who also trained Sam and Dean to be hunters.


* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul [=:Re=]'', a darker example of this is present with the three generations of the Washuu Family. Chairman Tsuneyoshi Washuu is the ultimate authority within the [[TheHunter CCG]], having long ago established his status as the legendary "Demon Tsune". His son, Chief Yoshitoki Washuu, is the current head of daily operations for the organization and supervises many operations and projects. Throwing a wrench into things is the youngest generation, Matsuri Washuu. An [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]] man, he seeks to oust his own father and take over the organization. While the family has led the organization since it's conception, each member is expected to distinguish themselves in the field and uphold the honor of their BadassFamily.

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul [=:Re=]'', a darker example of this is present with the three generations of the Washuu Family. Chairman Tsuneyoshi Washuu is the ultimate authority within the [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]], having long ago established his status as the legendary "Demon Tsune". His son, Chief Yoshitoki Washuu, is the current head of daily operations for the organization and supervises many operations and projects. Throwing a wrench into things is the youngest generation, Matsuri Washuu. An [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]] man, he seeks to oust his own father and take over the organization. While the family has led the organization since it's conception, each member is expected to distinguish themselves in the field and uphold the honor of their BadassFamily.


* ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'': Steve is the tech-savvy heir apparent to the North Pole, Grandsanta is the retired patriarch who is constantly reminding others of his accomplishments and harping on "the good old days," while the current Santa clearly had a good run, but is now struggling with the decision of whether to step down in favor of his son. The odd man out is Arthur himself, the

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* ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'': Steve is the tech-savvy heir apparent to the North Pole, Grandsanta is the retired patriarch who is constantly reminding others of his accomplishments and harping on "the good old days," while the current Santa clearly had a good run, but is now struggling with the decision of whether to step down in favor of his son. The odd man out is Arthur himself, the


* From ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', there's Sam Winchester who left the hunting life to go to Stanford and was an aspiring lawyer but was eventually dragged back into the hunting life; Dean Winchester who embraced the hunting word and became a very skilled and experienced hunter since childhood; and John Winchester who is Dean and Sam's father and is the most experienced hunter of the three who also trained Sam and Dean to be hunters.

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* From ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', there's Sam Winchester (the Youth) who left the hunting life to go to Stanford and was an aspiring lawyer but was eventually dragged back into the hunting life; Dean Winchester (the Adult) who embraced the hunting word and became a very skilled and experienced hunter since childhood; and John Winchester (the Elder) who is Dean and Sam's father and is the most experienced hunter of the three who also trained Sam and Dean to be hunters.

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* From ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', there's Sam Winchester who left the hunting life to go to Stanford and was an aspiring lawyer but was eventually dragged back into the hunting life; Dean Winchester who embraced the hunting word and became a very skilled and experienced hunter since childhood; and John Winchester who is Dean and Sam's father and is the most experienced hunter of the three who also trained Sam and Dean to be hunters.


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Related to TheHecateSisters but instead of being sexually based this is intellectually based.

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Related to TheHecateSisters and TheThreeFacesOfAdam but instead of being sexually based this is intellectually based.



Compare TheThreeFacesOfAdam.



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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': In the van Buren family, the members that share the dynamic are Cameron, Mikayla and their mother, who were/are very popular at school for being head cheerleaders, or because of their family history. Shay misses out because Mackenzie took head cheerleader in elementary school, and is ashamed of it -- even though it was through no fault of her own.
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* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' has Mary, who has the confidence and ability to want to play in the Women's National Basketball Association someday, Annie, who is the vastly knowledgeable mother, and Annie's mother in law Ruth, who wants to visit the children more than once a year to influence them.
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul [=:Re=]'', a darker example of this is present with the three generations of the Washuu Family. Chairman Tsuneyoshi Washuu is the ultimate authority within the [[TheHunter CCG]], having long ago established his status as the legendary "Demon Tsune". His son, Chief Yoshitoki Washuu, is the current head of daily operations for the organization and supervises many operations and projects. Throwing a wrench into things is the youngest generation, Matsuri Washuu. An [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]] man, he seeks to oust his own father and take over the organization. While the family has led the organization since it's conception, each member is expected to distinguish themselves in the field and uphold the honor of their BadassFamily.

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