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All the complex ties of blood and marriage.

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+ AdoptAnIndex
+ DysfunctionalFamilyIndex
+ FamilyTwistsIndex
+ GenerationalTropes
+ IncestIsRelative
+ MarriageTropes
+ MurderInTheFamily
+ OrphanedIndex
+ ParentalIssues
+ RoyaltyAndNobilityTropes
+ TheParentTrope
+ SiblingTropes
+ SonOfTropeDaughterOfIndex
+ TwinTropes
* AccentsArentHereditary: A character speaks with an accent different from the rest of their family.
* AdoptionIsNotAnOption: A couple who are struggling to have children never think about adopting a kid.
* AmbiguouslyAbsentParent: A character has a parental figure missing from their life without any explanation as to why.
* AmicablyDivorced: Parents remain on good terms with each other despite being divorced.
* AntiNepotism: A character treats their family members coldly at work to avoid committing nepotism.
* ApronMatron: An imposing mother figure.
* ArtificialFamilyMember: A character, often a robot or an ArtificialHuman, that their creator treats like their own child.
* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: A father tries to bond with his son, who is quite reluctant to do so.
* BabiesEverAfter: A couple is shown to have started a family at the end of the story.
* BadassFamily: A family who battles together.
* BandOfRelatives: A musical group comprised of relatives.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: A horribly bleak, loveless, and all around dysfunctional family.
* BlackSheep: A character who sticks out from the rest of their family.
* BondingOverMissingParents: Characters become close with each other upon finding out they both have missing/dead parents.
* ABoyAGirlAndABabyFamily: A family where the children consist of one son, one daughter, and a baby of either gender.
* BrotherSisterTeam: Siblings who work together.
* CannibalClan: A family who kills and eats their dinner guests.
* CainAndAbelAndSeth: Two well known siblings have a third sibling no one really pays much thought to.
* ChasteToons: Characters who have nieces and nephews but never any children of their own.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: The mother is plump while the father is thin.
* TheClan
* CoattailRidingRelative
* CoolUncle
* CountryCousin
* CreepyFamily
* CreepyUncle
* DaddyDNATest: A DNA test done to figure out who a child's father is.
* DadsOffFightingInTheWar
* DenyingTheDeadParentsSins
* DidNotDieThatWay
* DinnerAndAShow
* DisneylandDad: A divorced parent who spoils their children.
* DontSplitUsUp
* DontTellMama
* DoubleInLawMarriage: Two pairs of siblings are married to each other.
* DotingGrandparent
* TheDreadedPretendTeaParty
* DysfunctionalFamily
* ElderAbuse: A character treats their elderly family members horribly, either by physical abuse or FinancialAbuse.
* EmancipatedChild
* EmptyNest
* EstrangedSoapFamily
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Evil characters have their mother as their MoralityPet.
* EvilMatriarch: A mother or mother figure who is terribly wicked to her children.
* EvilNephew
* EvilParentsWantGoodKids
* EvilUncle
* FamilyBusiness
* FamilyDisunion
* FamilyHonor
* FamilyOfChoice
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether
* FamousAncestor
* FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother: A child expresses an innocent desire to marry a family member.
* FinancialAbuse: A character abuses their family member by using money to control them.
* FeudingFamilies
* FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent
* GrandparentalObliviousness
* HereditaryHairstyle
* TheHilariousTable
* HippieParents
* HonorRelatedAbuse: A character is mistreated or killed by their family for the sake of preserving the family's honor.
* HonoraryUncle: A character who is considered an honorary member of their friend's family.
* HowDadMetMom
* IAmNotMyFather
* IHaveAFamily
* IHaveNoSon: A character is disowned by their family.
* IdenticalGrandson: A character closely resembles their ancestor.
* IllegalGuardian
* InTheBlood
* ItRunsInTheFamily
* LamarckWasRight
* LoveFatherLoveSon
* LoveObstructingParents
* LukeIAmYourFather
* MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal
* MeetTheInLaws
* AMistakeIsBorn
* MotherhoodIsSuperior: Mothers tend to love the children more than their fathers do.
* MuggleBornOfMages: Magic using characters have a non-magical child.
* MultigenerationalHousehold
* {{Nephewism}}
* {{Nepotism}}: A character shows favoritism towards a relative at work.
* NuclearFamily
* ObnoxiousInLaws: A character is hated on/mistreated by their spouse's relatives.
* OneNormalNight
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: A character's children die before they do.
* PaidForFamily
* ParentChildTeam
* ParentsKnowTheirChildren
* ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime
* ThePatriarch
* PaterFamilicide
* {{UsefulNotes/Patronymic}}
* PursuingParentalPerils
* RaisedByGrandparents: A character is raised by their grandparents rather than their parents.
* RealMenHateAffection
* RelativelyFlimsyExcuse
* ReplacementSibling
* RoyallyScrewedUp
* RulingFamilyMassacre
* SecretLegacy
* SecretOtherFamily
* SharedFamilyQuirks
* ShedTheFamilyName
* StrictParentsMakeSneakyKids
* StrongFamilyResemblance
* StrugglingSingleMother
* SuccessfulSiblingSyndrome
* SuperFamilyTeam
* TangledFamilyTree
* ThatThingIsNotMyChild
* TheyDo
* ThickerThanWater
* ThreeSuccessfulGenerations
* TurnOutLikeHisFather
* UnpleasantParentReveal
* WackyParentSeriousChild: The parent is spontaneous and goofy while the child is more sensible and TheStoic.
* WeddingEnhancedFertility: A couple starts a family shortly after marrying.
* WhatIfTheBabyIsLikeMe
* WhiteSheep: A non-evil member of an evil family.
* WoobieFamily
* WrestlingFamily
* YourTraditionIsNotMine