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1''"Come over here and sit on yer uncle's lap!"''²²A version of the DirtyOldMan with some incest thrown in -- a character who has a rather excessive and unhealthy attachment to their niece or nephew. Oddly, it rarely intersects with EvilUncle since many are just evil and a threat to their nieces and nephews for different reasons.²²Compare ParentalIncest and KissingCousins. Contrast CoolUncle.²²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Advertising]]²* A less perverted (but still just as creepy) example occurs in a Clorox Bleach commercial, where a teenage girl walks in on her uncle wearing her bathrobe, and enjoying it a little too much. [[BrainBleach Her robe was probably not the only thing she needed to bleach afterwards.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* In ''Manga/{{Tsukigasa}}'', after Azuma's mother ([[BrotherSisterIncest his uncle's sister]]) dies, Azuma's uncle rapes him because he resembles her.²* In ''Manga/VampireKnight'', [[spoiler:Rido, Yuuki's parental ''and'' maternal uncle, pursues his teenage niece who is the spitting image of her mother. What makes him even creepier? According to Yuuki's memories, he had come for her multiple times when she was seven.]]²* Mikoto and Mei's uncle Mayu from ''Manga/MeiNoNaisho'', who left the family when he was young "because there aren't any cute little boys". Cue him meeting his nephew.²* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': As an orphaned child, Haschwalth's sole caretaker was his uncle. He first meets Bazz-B while under a lot of pressure to hunt down a rabbit before he goes home to his uncle. His uncle catches up to him and addresses him in a very eerie and uncomfortably affectionate manner which instantly kills Haschwalth's enthusiasm over making a friend. When Yhwach culls the local Quincy population, it's implied that Haschwalth is not upset by his uncle's death.²* [[LovableSexManiac Yokoshima-sensei]] of ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' is a Creepy ''Aunt'', who has on several occasions shown interest in her nephew ([[ComedicShotacon who is in elementary school]]). As far as we know, he's oblivious, though his parents definitely don't approve.²* An aunt-on-nephew example occurs in ''Manga/GoodnightPunpun'' when the fiancee of [[spoiler:Punpun's]] uncle rapes him as middle schooler.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comedy]]²* In Creator/ChrisRock's comedy special, ''Bigger & Blacker,'' he talks about how your uncles prepare you for life due to all the subtypes of uncles there are (e.g., the gay uncle, the alcoholic uncle, and so on). This bit naturally includes an anecdote about how "Everybody's got that one molester uncle."²-->"GET THEM KIDS! GET THEM KIDS! HURRY UP, GET THEM KIDS! DON'T YOU LEAVE THEM WITH YOUR UNCLE JOHNNY! DON'T YOU LEAVE THEM WITH YOUR UNCLE JOHNNY!"²* Creator/JimJefferies has a skit on meeting your relatives in heaven, including "uncle who used to touch me". How did he get up there? [[PedophilePriest He used to work for the church]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* In one ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comic, Spidey tells a kid worried about molestation about a kid who was molested by an older friend. He then ends with saying [[AndThatLittleGirlWasMe that that kid was]] ''[[AndThatLittleGirlWasMe him]]'' (Peter). The older friend looked suspiciously like Uncle Ben, and there is an UrbanLegend that he was originally supposed to ''be'' Uncle Ben. Yeah.²* In ''ComicBook/{{Daken}}: Dark Wolverine'', Daken's psycho ex-boyfriend Marcus once attached himself to the Los Angeles criminal organization known as the Pride, to the point where [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Chase Stein]] knew him as "Uncle Eli". He was kicked out after the Steins caught him literally hovering over Chase's bed while the boy slept, though apparently he never actually molested Chase.²* The one that holds the title is probably Anton Arcane from the [[Comicbook/{{Swamp Thing}}. This dude is so horrifying he committed horrible actions on his niece because she wouldn’t become his apprentice.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Strips]]²* Averted in, of all things, the Creator/CharlesAddams cartoons. Fester is both an uncle and ''extremely'' creepy, but the creepiness comes from his idiosyncrasies as an Addams rather than any unhealthy attachment to Wednesday or Pugsley -- in fact, he's the closest thing to a CoolUncle that the two have.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan Works]]²* Uncle Larry from ''FanFic/ForbidenFruitTheTempationOfEdwardCullen''.²* In the ''Jem'' fic ''Fanfic/FarewellToLifeTheWayWeKnewIt'', Jetta mentions having a "creepy uncle" who stayed over when she was a kid, but she refuses to talk about it more.²* [[GenderInvertedTrope Gender-Inverted]] with [[Disney/BigHero6 Aunt Cass]] in ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/3102659/chapters/6721937 Say Something]]'', who molests Hiro, her nephew.²[[/folder]]²²%%[[folder:Films -- Animation]]²%%[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]²* This is [[InvokedTrope mentioned]] in a popular version of ''Franchise/LesMiserables'' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar which is often]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids shown in schools.]] To be more specific, Jean Valjean goes to get Cosette from the family taking care of her. Infuriated that they treat her as a servant, he demands that she be allowed to play. After they tell her to go play, the couple asks him if "Monsieur would prefer that she play on his lap."²* This trope is mentioned in the "name your cliché" speech from ''Film/ConAir'' about Billy Bedlam and his motivations for the murders that sent him to prison:²-->'''Garland Greene:''' He's a font of misplaced rage. Name your cliché; Mother held him too much or not enough, last picked at kickball, late night sneaky uncle, whatever. Now he's so angry moments of levity actually cause him pain; gives him headaches. Happiness, for that gentleman, hurts.²* Frank from ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}''. Initially, his main target of interest was Kristy's stepmother, with whom he had an affair. However, he eventually tires of her, and is shown to later set his sights on Kristy, whom he even mentions has "gotten beautiful." He later tries to rape her, and in the sequel, tries ''again''... and gets a bit further when she [[ShowSomeLeg kisses him to distract him]].²* In ''Film/SlumberPartyMassacreIII'', the killer is hinted to have had an incestuous relationship with his uncle.²* Felicia from ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert'' describes sabotaging a creepy uncle in childhood. "Get your mum, [[spoiler:Uncle's stuck in the plug hole!]]"²* The direct-to-video horror spoof ''Film/JackFrost1997'' (not to be confused with the Creator/MichaelKeaton family comedy of the same name) had the story of killer snowman Jack told by one of these characters to his niece (no incest, though). Even though the girl is American, the uncle is apparently British.²* A deleted scene from ''Film/HomeAlone'' revealed Frank to be (possibly) one of these, as he gets enjoyment out of pulling Kevin's pants down. Which would be ironic, since in the sequel he accuses Kevin of being an inversion of this, calling him a "nosy little pervert" for recording him singing in the shower.²* Uncle Charlie from ''Film/{{Stoker}}'' is one of these, though [[spoiler:less overtly sexually than most,]] and he's awfully concerned with his niece India being "of age". Too bad that's not the biggest thing wrong with him. ²* There's a gender inversion in the French film, ''Lila Says'', wherein the title character is abused by her Creepy Aunt.²* One of the subplots in ''Film/MonsoonWedding'' involves an uncle who abused the bride's cousin Ria as a child and now she's worried that he's doing the same thing to an even younger cousin.²* Erol in ''Film/{{Mustang}}'' fits the trope.²* William 'Bill' Gartley in ''Film/{{The Mangler}}'' fits this trope.²* Evie in ''Film/{{Thirteen}}'' was molested by her uncle, reason why he ended doing seven years in jail. Probably the explanation of why she behaves like she does (drugs, sex, etc.)²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* Baron Harkonnen from ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' wants to molest both his nephew ''and'' his grandson. And when his memory-ghost or whatever-it-can-be-called takes control of his granddaughter's mind, SHE gets pretty squicky too. He's also pretty evil, but (per the trope) is not an EvilUncle. Weird, eh?²* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Brightly Burning]]'', when Lavan bitterly remarks that his mother wouldn't believe that kids from good families -- like the older kids at school -- would be bullies, Lavan's fellow student Owyn shrewdly makes a few observations, culminating with a cut-off remark about "slick uncles" that act friendly to little kids.²* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'''s [[spoiler: Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish]] qualifies; his protegée [[spoiler: Sansa Stark]], on whom he's made frequent advances, is technically his niece since he married [[spoiler: her maternal aunt, Lysa Arryn]]. Made even creepier by the fact that [[ParentalIncest he is trying to pass her off as his daughter]]... [[spoiler: while calling her by his mother's name, no less!]]²* ''Literature/BridgetJones'' has one - although he isn't actually her uncle, just a pervy family friend. He's eventually revealed to be a closet homosexual, but this doesn't stop him making advances on her.²* Karen/Charis's uncle in ''Literature/TheRobberBride'' takes this to its most logical, horrible extreme, continually raping her when she moves into his house at the age of ''nine''. The abuse only stops when she starts puberty. He's creepily affectionate around other people and during the assaults, making it even worse.²* In ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'', Sookie's great-uncle Bartlett. When she tells Bill about this, Bill kills him.²* There's a variant in ''Literature/ConfessionsOfGeorgiaNicolson'' with Georgia's older cousin James, who unsubtly hits on her, and even attempts to grope her while staying the night at her house.²* One of the ''Literature/TeenageWorrier'' books has cartoons of annoying relations of Letty, including an uncle leering at her while commenting on how much she has grown since he last saw her.²* Jeannette Walls' uncle in ''Literature/TheGlassCastle'' is one of these. After he attempts to molest her, she refuses to continue going to his house to bathe, even though she has no other access to running water.²* Pete from ''Literature/AlfiesHome''. He molests the title character for ''months''.²* The Creator/AynRand {{Expy}} in ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'', Atlanta Hope, is a cold rationalist anorgasmic woman who, secretly, longs to experience a sexual climax with ''somebody'' or ''something''. In her back-story, it is revealed that a creepy uncle sexually molested her when she was twelve, exploiting her sexual ignorance.²* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Clan cats are only allowed to breed with cats inside their own clan. This inevitably causes distant incest to occur sometimes. Ashfur is the half-brother of Sandstorm. Ashfur fell for Squirrelflight, Sandstorm's daughter and thus his niece, but it was unrequited. [[spoiler:[[CrazyJealousGuy Ashfur]] then proceeded to try and kill [[MurderTheHypotenuse Squirrelflight's mate]] and [[WouldHurtAChild their kits]].]] ²* In ''Literature/{{Was}}'', Dorothy's uncle Henry turns lecherous as she grows into a woman. [[spoiler:Aunt Em knows but choses to ignore the molestation]].²* A rare genderflip occurs in ''Literature/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower''. [[spoiler:Charlie's Aunt Helen molested him when he was young, but he repressed the memories. They come flooding back when he makes out and almost has sex with Sam.]]²* In ''Literature/DaughterOfSmokeAndBone'', one of the main villains, [[TheDragon Jael]] has a creepy crush on his niece Liraz. After he usurps the throne, he intends to turn her into his SexSlave. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Although his attraction to Sansa is not new, Littlefinger's marriage to her maternal aunt Lysa in "First of His Name" makes him her literal uncle. She's also pretending to be his biological niece as well, so he's creepy uncle ''squared''.²* Buck Henry's "Uncle Roy" character from the earliest seasons of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.²* Charlie's Uncle Jack from ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. That guy is waaaaaaaaaay too into having Charlie "show on the doll" where his old coach supposedly touched him. It's also been mentioned that he was always trying to wrestle with him when he was a kid. Charlie is very uncomfortable, even as an adult, with the prospect of sharing a bedroom with him (preferring to be homeless instead). It's definitely implied that the man is attracted to children (he tries to defend child pornography while on television at one point) and he ''may'' have at least tried to molest Charlie as a kid.²* Sookie's great-uncle Bartlett in ''Series/TrueBlood''. Like in the book series, Bill kills him in revenge for what he did to Sookie. Sookie later learns that Bartlett had left her everything he owned in his will.²* J.D. and Carla in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' each seem to have had one who came to their ballet classes and said, "Keep dancing, pretty girl."²* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''. Shades of this pop up in one of the early Agravaine eps of season 4... he doesn't actually molest anyone, given it's a family show, but he really gives the indication of wanting to try something with Gwen. Who, of course, will be his niece one day even though she isn't yet.²* Troy in ''Series/{{Community}}'' pretends to have one of these in order to gain sympathy from Britta and his drama class.²* In an ''Inside Amy Schumer'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNVJ4r0WEjA sketch]], Amy goes to a psychic and asks her to summon the spirit of her grandmother; however, the psychic only manages to summon the spirit of Amy's creepy uncle, Randy.²* ''Series/{{Eastenders}}'' had Kat and Zoe Slater, supposedly sisters but in fact mother and daughter, Kat having been raped by Uncle Harry (her father's brother, since his surname was also Slater). To make matters worst, he attempted to do the same thing with Zoe.²* In the VerySpecialEpisode of ''Series/FamilyTies'' called "Give Your Uncle Arthur A Kiss", Mallory deals with a friend of her father's who she's known for years, but is now making advances to her, frightening her.²* ''Series/{{Profit}}'': Nora Gracen was molested by her uncle Arthur [=McClane=] when she was a little girl. When Jim Profit learns of this, he uses [=McClane=]'s crimes to sabotage a covert takeover of the Gracen company orchestrated by [=McClane=] and Nora's husband by convincing her to confide this secret to her husband. Jim later presents Nora the opportunity to get revenge by feeding [=McClane=] allergic food and giving her the choice to let him die in front of her or call the paramedics. She chooses to watch him choke to death.²* In a ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode in which an addled elderly woman is found in a stranger's home, a lifelong friend of hers tells the detectives that when they were kids, "She had what we called... a funny uncle". ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Music]]²* Part of the backstory of ''Music/EvelynEvelyn'' is that, whilst living at an orphanage [[spoiler:that was actually a cover for a child pornography and prostitution ring]], the twins were regularly visited by a large number of "uncles." The girls were [[InnocentInaccurate too young to understand what was really happening]], but the proprietress of the orphanage kept up the pretense that the "uncles" were actual blood-related uncles and the "nieces" had a duty to take care of them.²* ''Music/{{Tommy}}'', an opera by Music/TheWho, includes the songs "Do You Think It's Alright", in which Tommy's parents discuss leaving the deaf and blind boy with Uncle Ernie, and "Fiddle About", in which Uncle Ernie describes himself as wicked before undressing Tommy and "fiddling about".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Mythology and Religion]]²* A variant appears in Myth/EgyptianMythology when Set sexually abuses his nephew Horus. Along with highlighting Set's depravity,[[note]]Mind you, the {{ancient Egypt}}ians weren't too squeamish about incest: many deities [[BrotherSisterIncest married their siblings]], as did [[RoyalInbreeding many pharaohs]]. The rape angle ''was'' considered depraved, though.[[/note]] this incideny also serves to degrade Horus. See, Horus was Set's ArchEnemy at the time because Set had killed Osiris, who was his own brother [[YouKilledMyFather and Horus's father]]. Ultimately, Horus gets the last laugh when his mother Isis (Set's sister) [[RevengeIsADishBestServed mixes some of Horus's semen into Set's food]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Theater]]²* The play ''Theatre/HowILearnedToDrive'' is a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop version, as the play and the protagonist are inclined to sympathize with the uncle who molested her (and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin taught her to drive]]).²* Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RichardIII'' tried to marry his niece Elizabeth. He's primarily interested in her claim to the throne, but his plan creeps everyone else out.²* Creator/WilliamShakespeare arguably has one with Pandarus in ''Theatre/TroilusAndCressida'' -- he seems a little ''too interested'' in hooking up his niece, Cressida, with sex partners.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* Astrid of the Dark Brotherhood from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' had one of these, who became her first kill.²* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' parodies this trope in a radio commercial for a show named [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYfpiuJixiQ "My Drunk Uncle."]]²* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' Trevor will say “Who’s your creepy uncle now?” while receiving services from a prostitute. Though it's very much averted with his adopted niece and nephew (Michael's children), to whom he plays the role of CoolUncle.²* Gamlen Amell in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has shades of this. If female Hawke romances Isabela, he asks them for details and apparently makes a few inappropriate comments that even [[ReallyGetsAround Isabela]] finds uncomfortable. He also spends a lot of time at the local brothel, which doesn't really help his image, especially if you overhear the madam reminding him that he needs to bathe because "we've had complaints."²** If the ''Mark of the Assassin'' DLC is done in the first act (when Hawke's family is living in Gamlen's house) and Hawke's sister Bethany is brought as a companion, she reveals that he has been sneaking into her room at night. She clarifies that what he really seems to be doing is going through her things in search of loose change, but the matter is never resolved or mentioned again. ²* Oscar Masan from ''VideoGame/GoneHome'' is the uncle to Katie's father, and certainly creepy. His old house, which he lived in [[TheHermit alone]] for twenty-one years, has plenty of hidden passageways, leading to rumors of ghost hauntings after his death. Letters and journals found in-game imply that he was also [[spoiler: a morphine addict who sexually molested his aforementioned nephew]].²* ''VideoGame/{{Voyeur}}'': At one point, the player can spy on a conversation between Reed and his niece, Chloe, in which Chloe drops the bomb that [[spoiler:Reed raped her when she was fourteen.]]²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Visual Novels]]²* It's implied that Satoko's EvilUncle Teppei from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is grooming her. He isn't attracted to Satoko (who is [[VagueAge 9-13]]) currently, but it's mentioned that he's waiting for her to mature a bit because he knows how pretty her mother was. Teppei makes Satoko cook, clean, and essentially act like a wife to him and he also makes her do some sleazy things, like having his niece wash his back for him.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Comics]]²* [[VideoGame/Persona4 Ryotaro Dojima]] in ''Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}}'''s "Big Long Persona 4 Comic" gets turned into this and it is ''hilarious''.²-->'''Ryotaro:''' No need to be so formal! '''I've seen you NAKED.'''²* PsychoForHire Morcai's back story in ''Webcomic/TheChallengesOfZona'' includes an "Uncle Buddy" who was clearly one of these. He also uses "Uncle Buddy" as a generic term for child molesters, which are a BerserkButton for him.²* Played with in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Doc Scratch is MistakenForPedophile in a conversation with thirteen-year-old Rose Lalonde. In an attempt to convince her otherwise, [[DiggingYourselfDeeper he inadvertently compares himself to one of these]]. [[spoiler: And since [[ItMakesSenseInContext he was partially formed from a robotic copy of Rose's biological father]], he technically actually ''is'' her uncle.]]²-->'''Doc Scratch:''' Try to think of me as one of your kindly human uncle figures. In fact, if I were in your presence now, I would offer you candy to prove it.²* ''Webcomic/{{MareInternum}}'' has Dr. Mike Fisher, who appears to have long-term psychological problems connected to having been molested by an uncle during his parents' divorce²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Original]]²* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' has a variation of this in "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_21538_5-things-i-learned-as-sex-slave-in-modern-america.html 5 Things I Learned as a Sex Slave in Modern America]]". In the article, the interviewee mentions that her parents, the ones whoring her out, would refer to their clients as her "uncles".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Videos]]²* At the end of her "Enchanted Christmas" review, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick revealed she had one of these when she was a kid. PlayedForLaughs, [[CrossesTheLineTwice naturally]].²* PlayedForDrama in ''WebVideo/DemoReel'', as Rebecca Stone had an "Uncle Frank". She's dealing with it, but anger at her parents for making her spend time with him comes out when she's under the influence.²* ''WebVideo/IISuperwomanII'': Lilly occasionally brings this trope up, but it's unclear whether or not she's being serious. For instance, in her video, "Annoying People at Parties."²-->'''Lilly:''' If I wanted the theme of my party to be "creeper", I would've invited all my uncles!²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':²** Poor little Butters seems to have one of these, among his many other misfortunes.²** One episode also has Cartman muttering "No, Uncle Jesse don't!" in his sleep. However, what's not to say he's having sexual nightmares about ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' or ''Series/FullHouse''?²* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':²** The Monarch, missing his family connections, tries to bond with his captives, Hank and Dean, with fresh baked cookies and taking their ineffectual fighting as good-natured roughhousing. The boys are overjoyed to be rescued, Hank claiming Monarch "was getting all 'creepy uncle' on us!" (Which, if you were really digging for clues, could imply Doc Venture and The Monarch are brothers?)²*** [[spoiler: Confirmed as of "Arrears In Science".]]²** Sgt. Hatred is a variation as well. He is first mentioned by Hank in a passing reference to the guy being so creepy that Dean has repressed the memories of being his prisoner. Later he shows up as Doctor Venture's new arch-villain, but a few legal complications about how close he's allowed to be to any "beautiful young boys" come up here and there (the look of panic on his face when he shows up and the Doctor is running a day camp for preteen boys is priceless). Part of his eventual HeelFaceTurn involves taking a special serum that suppresses those impulses, so he's not an actual threat anymore, but now he LIVES IN THEIR HOUSE, and is still pretty creepy from time to time...²[[/folder]]²----

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