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Lor: I've got 13 brothers. They have their own [basketball] league.
Tino: I thought you had 14 brothers.
Lor: Huh? Oh, yeah! I forgot to count one of the Dannys.

This is when a character has five or more siblings. The parents will probably be Happily Married and have usually bred like rabbits. Sometimes they are the collective root of The Clan; other times, at least some of the children are from previous relationships. Expect this to be a noisy, rowdy clan as a whole. Also, this family will probably be portrayed in a positive light.

If this trope intersects with the Badass Family trope, be very afraid. But it's more often Played for Laughs.

If the entire family consists of animals, it likely serves as a Furry Reminder (if the animals usually act human), as many animals usually give birth to litters.

For some reason, this is a popular subject for Reality TV shows — probably because this is extremely rare nowadays. In older works and stories, it sometimes just happens in passing. In the same way, older works had tropes like "the seventh son of a seventh son is always some kind of Chosen One", and this wasn't some phenomenon that's extremely rare to begin with, the way it is now.


In older works, this is generally seen as something great, because, in reality, most people had massive numbers of children; this trope indicated not the number of births but the lack of deaths. (One reason you had so many was that in few families did all survive.) Nowadays it's more a comedy trope. It was also common for the siblings in older works to be all-female, with their parents disappointed that they weren't getting the son they wanted no matter how often they tried. Depending on how important they are to the work, expect the siblings to have varying and distinct personalities.

See also The Clan, Big, Screwed-Up Family, and Tangled Family Tree, likely results of this kind of birthrate lasting more than one generation.

Inexplicably Identical Individuals overlaps with this. Likely to lead to a whole lot of children suffering from Middle Child Syndrome; in fiction especially it can also result in an Outnumbered Sibling. The oldest and youngest siblings will often be Practically Different Generations. See also Magical Seventh Son. An Explosive Breeder always has these; someone with Too Many Babies has them all at once.



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    Anime & Manga 
  • Yukie Tezuka in Alive: The Final Evolution was, for reasons that weren't her alien-possession superpower because she only got that a couple of years ago, at least three times older than she looked, and a serial terrible mother. She'd come along and dump a new kid on the half-grown-up ones every so often, but when she appears in the story she's turned into a good mother due to the influence of the alien parasite, and is living with what may just be one of her clutches, five 'children' ranging from nine to nineteen and having nothing in common with one another. These include a shy, bald martial artist with lightning powers, a Wild Child speedster girl in Converse, and a hacker who smokes a lot.
    • According to an omake, some of her children were balding by the time the sylph bought the farm. But that's an omake.
  • Barron from Bakugan Battle Brawlers certainly qualifies. He's eager to move out of his parents' house because there's no room left.
  • In Berserk, Casca mentioned in her backstory that she was one of six siblings. When you look more deeply into it, her family's situation serves as a deconstruction, as she grew up very poor and her village often suffered from food shortage and death from starvation. As Casca herself mentioned that it was odd that no one in her family starved to death, it begs to question how much longer her family could have survived having to feed eight members, so this might have prompted her parents' decision into selling their youngest girl-child into servitude when a rich noble passes by their village. Of course, her parents' decision is also laced with Fridge Horror, since it turned out that the noble didn't exactly want young Casca as a typical servant.
  • Jushiro Ukitake from Bleach is the eldest of eight children and uses his position as Captain of the 13th Division to support all of them.
  • In Castle Town Dandelion, the king have 9 children.
  • In A Centaur's Life, Manami Mitama's family just manages to qualify since she's the oldest of five daughters (three of them being identical triplets). Since her mother presumably passed away, she usually has her hands full looking after her four younger sisters.
  • A Certain Magical Index: Mikoto Misaka started out as an only child, but in middle school found out that Academy City created over 20,000 clones of her, of which a little less than 10,000 survive (9,968 of the original batch, plus at least 3 more "special" clones). Her parents aren't aware of the clones' existence, but Mikoto has declared them all to be her sisters. The clones originally called her "the original", but after that declaration they refer to her in turn as their elder sister.
  • If you extend this to half-siblings then Code Geass counts. Eight of Lelouch's siblings have parts in the story from minor roles (Guinevere and Carline) to moderate (Odysseus and Clovis) to major (Nunnally, Euphemia, Cornelia and Schneizel). Lelouch was the 11th born and 17th in the line of succession at the time of his mother's death, so he had at least 10 elder siblings at that point, with the possibility of still more being born in the seven years between then and the start of the main story. The exact number of children fathered by Charles Zi Britannia on his 108 wives is never stated, but since Nunnally, Lelouch's full blooded younger sibling, was 87th in line to the thronenote , he may have close to or over 100 children.
  • The Wong-Chang-Lee brothers (and sister May) from Daphne in the Brilliant Blue are all siblings by one Mother. "I am the son of our mother's 4th Husband..."
  • Oz, the demon king of Hell in the manga The Demon Ororon, has seven sons, of whom only four are named: Othello, Oscar, Olga, and the titular Ororon.
  • In Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, main character Tanjiro is introduced as being the eldest of six siblings. Unfortunately, he and his younger sister Nezuko are now the only ones left alive after the rest of their family was killed by a demon.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist:
    • Ling Yao and Mei Chang's father, the Emperor of Xing, has 43 children.
    • Olivier Mira Armstrong is the eldest of five siblings; little brother Alex, fourth out of the five, is the only brother.
    • At the end of the series, Ed and Winry are the parents of two children, and Word of God says they go on to have several.
  • The Nezu siblings in Gakuen Babysitters amount to six, who all look extremely alike and have a shared theme in their names. Chuukichi Nezu, the member of the family who's seen most often, is the second oldest.
  • Girls Und Panzer Das Finale: in teh second episode it is revealed that Momo Kawashima actually has four younger siblings, a fact unknown to anyone before this.
  • Go! Go! Itsutsugo Land is a rare case, as it centers on a family of quintuplets (3 boys and 2 girls).
  • In House of the Sun, Oda has six sisters.
  • In Hunter × Hunter, the Zoldyck family has four sons (Illumi, Milluki, Killua and Kalluto) and a daughter (Alluka).
  • Even though Ueda from Japan, Inc. says he has eight siblings, seven of whom are sisters, we only directly meet him.
  • In K-On! High School, Nao Okuda is the eldest of five. The last four are quadruplets. Sumire was not expecting this when she went to visit.
  • Lyrical Nanoha has the twelve Numbers, all of them are sisters (though only some of them are related biologically). Technically, Subaru and Ginga are also counted as well, since they are the prototypes.
  • Max and Milia Jenius of Macross have seven natural daughters and adopted another. The only ones who have appeared in the actual anime are Komilia (the oldest, who appeared as an infant/toddler in the original series), Mylene (the youngest, who was one of the protagonists of Macross 7), and Emilia (the fifth daughter, who was featured in The Galaxy's Calling Me!). No news on how many grandchildren they have aside for Mirage.
  • In Magi: Labyrinth of Magic, it's justified for royal families to have harems to ensure the birth of male heirs. Not including Hakuei and Hakuryuu who were adopted into their uncle's family after he became emperor, the Kou siblings are ten children in total.
  • Hanako from Massugu ni Ikou is a pedigree Kishu who mentions having dozens of half-siblings throughout Japan. She worries that her boyfriend Mametarou is one of them, despite the fact Mametarou is obviously a mutt.
  • Degwin Zabi of Mobile Suit Gundam has five children. The second eldest son, Salso, was assassinated by a car bomb before the series started. His third son, Dozle, is the only one who is married with a daughter who becomes the Sole Survivor of the clan after end of the One Year War and is one of the protagonists in Gundam Unicorn.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing's Quatre Raberba Winner has 29 sisters. Justified as the sisters are all but stated to be Gattaca Babies. The novel Frozen Teardrop reveals he has a thirtieth sister (who's actually his clone), Katherine.
  • In Nagasarete Airantou Mei-Mei is the yongest of a 23-sibling group, and the only one that isn't a twin or a tripplet. Five of her elder siblings are girls.
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is the youngest of nine siblings, and, thanks to the toxic environment, the only one to live to adulthood.
  • In Ojamajo Doremi, we have Doremi, Aiko and Hazuki's friend Itoko Yamada, a girl with at least five other siblings. There's a Yamada brother/sister in each grade: One's a first-grader, another is a second-grader, and so forth.
  • In Ōkami-san, Himeno have 7 little brothers and sisters.
  • Baku's family in the anime Onegai My Melody: the sibs actually have numbers as names.
  • One Piece:
    • All pirates under Whitebeard's command are his adopted sons, and he has over 100 of them. Even pirates from his alliance call him father and he considers him as sons, meaning that he has at least more than 1,000 or 10,000 sons.
    • As far as biological children go, Big Mom has 85 children (46 sons and 39 daughters) with 43 husbands - giving birth once a year from the time she was eighteen to the time she was sixty. Of those 43 births, there was one set of decuplets (ten children at once), one set of quintuplets, two sets of quadruplets, six sets of triplets and eleven sets of twins, totaling sixty-three out of the eighty-five. Plus twenty-two single births. All the rest of her crew and some other residents of Totto Land call her Mama too, regardless of whether they're related or not.
  • Classic manga/anime example is Osomatsu-kun and its sequel Osomatsu-san, which center around identical sextuplets.
  • In Otomen, Juta has nine other siblings, of which he is the eldest. The primary reason of him moonlighting as a manga author is actually to financially support his siblings, since his parents have wilfully decided to go for a world tour all by themselves.
  • Brock from Pokémon and his Brocklings. Brock, himself, his younger brother, Forrest, and the others; Salvadore, Yolanda, Tommy, Cindy, Suzie, Timmy, Billy and Tilly, the latter two being toddler-aged twins.
    • In Japanese, the younger 9 all have number-based names.
    • All of the Officer Jennys and the Nurse Joys that Ash and his friends meet in a region are all sisters from two families.
  • Pretty Cure
    • Nao Midorikawa/Cure March from Smile Pretty Cure! has five younger siblings. Given how other Pretty Cures tend to either be only children or have a maximum of two siblings, this is quite an achievement. Also, a sixth sibling is born in episode 42.
    • Erena Amamiya/Cure Soleil from Star★Twinkle Pretty Cure also has five younger siblings who she often has to look after.
  • Wataru Minakami in Sister Princess discovers that he has twelve sisters that he never knew about before (though some may not really be his sisters).
  • Kanae Kotonami of Skip Beat! never visits her home because she has ten siblings (some with their own children!) and two sisters-in-law who live under the same roof as her parents. The chaos is too much for her to handle, and she doesn't like her coworkers thinking she grew up poor or unsophisticated. A full roster of everyone living in her parents' house includes: Kanae's older sister (with three children of her own), Kanae's oldest brother (with his wife and two children), Kanae's other older brother (with his wife and their baby), and Kanae's seven younger brothers and sisters.
  • Meow from Space Dandy has six younger siblings back on his home planet of Betelgeuse.
  • Millie Thompson from Trigun has at least three older sisters, three older brothers, and several younger siblings. The actual number of siblings she has is not very clear, particularly in the anime. At one point she proclaims to Wolfwood she has ten brothers and sisters - and as she drops her pudding to hold her fingers up, he mutters, "Lemme guess, you're the youngest", to which she responds with an astonished, "How did you know?!?" But when she writes a letter to her family, she only counts off six siblings before getting into names, and Meryl implies that the named people are her nieces and nephews.
  • Ringo in Spellbound! Magical Princess Lil'Pri has seven younger identical brothers named, interestingly enough, after the days of the week. Coincidentally, Ringo is the one that transforms into Snow White.
  • Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle: The emperor of the Old Empire had seven sons (of which main character Lux is the youngest) and an unknown number of daughters from his multiple wives.
  • My Roommate is a Cat: Hiroto is the oldest of five siblings, three of whom Subaru had never met before Hiroto took them to his house to see Haru.

    Asian Animation 
  • Simple Samosa has a variation. At the end of "Meethi Masi", Samosa gets a visit from his countless number of younger cousins (among them ones named Cutie, Fruity, Pinky, Goldie, Shinky, Lucky, Happy, Harinder...), who - along with his aunt Sweetyhearty - stay the night at his house.

    Comic Books 
  • East of West has the Kingdom of New Orleans, with its monarch John Freeman, having fifteen sons (at one point the King has to ask someone exactly how many sons he has). All named John Freeman, and known by number, though not necessarily in order of birth, since they can kill one another to "rank up."
  • The Guthrie Family in X-Men has 12 kids... several of whom are mutants (Sam, Paige, Jay, Melody (depowered), and Jeb). At least one of the sisters has been explicitly stated to not be a mutant, and was unhappy with it.
  • The "retired" (well, sort of) Asgardian warrior Volstagg and his wife have seven children, two of which are adopted Earth boys whose parents were killed in an accident that Thor was indirectly responsible for. (They at first mistook him for Santa Claus, and he quickly became attached to them.) Well, he claimed to have eighteen children before the adoption, but he's dreadfully prone to overstatements.
  • The entire premise of Dynamo5 from Image Comics is that the team is made up of half-siblings, the five superpowered illegitimate children of the deceased (and philandering) superhero, Captain Dynamo. The villainess Synergy also turns out to be another of Captain Dynamo's out-of-wedlock children.
  • Lille Skutt in Bamse is a rabbit, and when his childhood is described we are told that he left home early because "rabbits have children often and they have many children" — his parents basically had a new litter, and Lille Skutt was the smallest of septuplets in his litter, so they were running out of space and presumably carrots. (Lille Skutt himself only has one kid, though.)
  • The Destine family from ClanDestine. At least eighteen siblings known for sure, and probably quite a few more. The parents are immortal and have been married for roughly eight hundred years, which might have something to do with it.
  • The Ashe family of Princeless has eight kids, with seven daughters and one son. For bonus points, all of the girls have names starting with the letter 'A', and by the time of the story, all seven of them are locked up in towers waiting to be rescued by princes until Adrienne takes matters into her own hands.
  • DC Comics has the Mother of Champions, a Chinese physicist whose exposure to radiation from a particle accelerator allowed her to conceive and gestate as many as 25 children in three days. These children suffered from Rapid Aging, becoming adults within two days, and were used as disposable super soldiers by the Chinese government. One comic has her standing before a graveyard filled with dozens if not hundreds of her children's bodies.
  • The Snow Cat Prince: Syv has six older brothers.

    Comic Strips 
  • 9 Chickweed Lane: Uncle Roger lives up to his name via his eleven children, all identical white-blonde twins or triplets. No wonder he occasionally needs to take a weekend for himself to relax and give his Transparent Closet a break.
  • In Prickly City, Kevin complains about having to fill out the names of his siblings — there isn't enough paper. And he doesn't know their names.
    I'm a rabbit. My parents were rabbits! Do the math!

    Fairy Tales 
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses were all sisters, who in some versions married twelve brothers.
  • In some versions of Beauty and the Beast, Beauty has five sisters and six brothers, of whom she is the youngest of all. Most later tellings cut out the brothers, who don't really contribute to the plot, and whittled down the number of sisters.
  • The Six Swans is about a girl trying to save her six brothers, who were transformed into swans.
    • A Norwegian variant, The Twelve Wild Ducks, is similar, only with the protagonist trying to save her twelve older brothers who were transformed into ducks.
  • Udea in the North African fairy tale "Udea and her Seven Brothers" is the eighth child and only daughter of her parents.
  • Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid has five older sisters; Ariel is given six in Disney's take on the story.
  • Renzolla, the protagonist of Giambattista Basile's The Goat-faced Girl, is the youngest of twelve daughters.
  • The titular protagonist of Madame d'Aulnoy's Fortunée has six older sisters, though her adoptive peasant family only has one brother.
  • The Fairy of the Desert in Madame d'Aulnoy's The Yellow Dwarf has eleven sisters.
  • The Romanian fairy tale Stan Bolovan features a couple trying to have children, only to be rewarded with one hundred children. The children in this story survive and help defeat a dragon.
  • In The Brothers Grimm's The Godfather, the number is not given, however, "A poor man had so many children that he had already asked every one in the world to be godfather, and when still another child was born, no one else was left whom he could invite."

  • In folklore, this is Aarne-Thompson type 762, otherwise known as "Woman with three hundred and sixty-five children". The stories generally go that a noblewoman is rude to a peasant woman with twins, arguing that the children can't possibly be hers because no one can possibly have two children at the same time, by one husband. The peasant responds that she hopes heaven punishes the noblewoman with as many children as there are days in the year, which leads to her giving birth to 365 children in one day. The children are all baptized, but die by the end of the day.
  • In folklore, the seventh son of a seventh son was supposed to have magical powers. So it stands to reason sorcerers might have a large family.

    Fan Works 
  • In Aen'rhien Vailiuri Jaleh Khoroushi mentions offhand that she was the second of five, and that she and her older brother Ehsan ended up being backup parents.
  • In Nadra's The Lion King (1994) fan theories, Sarabi is born with a twin brother, Aheri, around the same time as her paternal half-siblings, Zira and Jasiri. She also has three younger, maternal half-sisters. What makes this qualify for the trope is that Sarabi has a close familial relationship with all six of her siblings.
    • Interestingly, in a deleted movie concept, Sarabi had at least three sisters, one of which was Nala's mom.
    • In the long fan webcomic The Relatives of the King, Scar and Zira have six children together, eight if you count their stillborn son, Chaka and Kovu, who was adopted.
  • Played with in The Missing Chao, a Sonic the Hedgehog fanfic. In Chapter 10, Amy proudly exclaims about being married to Sonic and having 25 hoglets in the future. Forestnote  corrects her by providing the fact that Mobians don't give birth to litters.
  • In My Family Before the World, Wolverine and Sabertooth, through the magic of Mpreg, have at least eight children, all of which, with the exception of the youngest one, are boys.
  • Sera the Eevee, one of the main characters in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Reflecting Balance has five older siblings, each one being a different Eeveelution.
  • In Sylvia the Sylveon, the titular character has seven older siblings.
  • What About Witch Queen? amps it up — Hans already has twelve canon brothers, but the fic gives him two extra sisters, making the total number of von Schwalbes a fifteen. The oldest, Friedrich, mentions once that for his birthday, he invites nobody but the siblings and their families and they still must use a ballroom.
  • In Harry Potter and the Elder Sect Aunt Clara (aka Rowena Ravenclaw) mentions in passing that Salazar Slytherin and Helga Hufflepuff had nineteen children together.
  • Pokémon Reset Bloodlines has one case that is definite, and one case that is all but confirmed. The first case are a family of 7 criminal brothers from Orre known as the 7 criminal brothers, even if one is the White Sheep of the family.
    • It's hinted strongly in fic, still not fully confirmed, that one of them promptly had a lot of kids everywhere. The siblings in question come from Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Alola, and other regions, and the first sibling seen is Ash Ketchum, and he was far from the last who appeared. One character suggests that there may hundreds of them. Said Brother didn't care for any of them and left after one night stands.
  • Personality Conflicts: The De Santos family - Blue Zeo Ranger Rocky is the second oldest of eight.
  • The Pieces Lie Where They Fell: Vix-Lei, the minotaur, is the oldest of eight.
  • In Just a Child, Kanna is mentioned to be the youngest of six children, as opposed to Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, where no other Kamui children besides Kanna are mentioned.
  • Triptych Continuum: From A Mark Of Appeal: As Celestia says, when speaking to Joyous:
    I was the third of seven children. Luna is the fifth.
  • In Where Talent Goes To Die, Kuro Akasaka is the eldest of six siblings- four sisters and a brother.
  • Lord Brogar Karstark from Forum of Thrones has a surprisingly large brood for a northern lord, being the father of seven (although only one has played a mayor role in the story).
  • In Goldstein, Yehudah, an Orthodox Jew, is the third oldest of sevennote , with the youngest born during his first year at Hogwarts. Naturally, a comparison is made to the Weasleys. Terry, from a devout Catholic family, is the eldest of five.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers: At least 90% of the time in fics of the genre, ALL. FIFTY. US. STATES. MPreg optional.
  • In Very Big Dursley Family, every couple on Privet Drive has several children, which is implied to be the result of Lily's protective magics. The Dursleys have seven children (eight counting Harry) and Petunia is pregnant with another, while the mother of Dudley's friend Piers is also pregnant with her eighth. It's apparently common enough that no one judges a fourteen-year-old girl for being several months pregnant.
  • In Super Villain Prevention 101, Harley mentions having a hectic family with five siblings.
  • Elaborating on the Code Geass example in the anime section, the Britannian royal family is specifically said to have had 200 members born to it in The Britannian Succession Crisis of 2017 ATB. By the start of the story over half of them are dead (truly or officially as is the case of the Vi Britannias), and the number is already dropping as the story goes on.
  • EVA Sessions: Someplace Vast and Dry: In addition to her natural-born biological son Shinji and adopted daughter Misato Katsuragi, Yui also grew Rei and nine other human-Lilithian hybrids ex vivo in artificial wombs using frozen samples of her own ovum and artificial sperm containing Lilithian genetic material, as test specimens for research towards the eventual development of actual Evangelions.
  • Us and Them: Aeris and Sephiroth go on to have seven children (though Aeris once entertained the possibility of having as many as twelve). This leads to Sephiroth literally getting pounced on by his brood every time he comes home from a long mission.
    Aeris: They only mob you like that because they love you and miss you when you're gone.
    Sephiroth: Love hurts...
  • Ma'at: Ma'at's children as said when the goddess appears:
    Dani's mind retrieved the information she'd learned on the goddess. ~Ma'at was the goddess of the physical and moral law of Egypt, of order and truth. She was said to be the wife of Thoth and had eight children with him.
  • Taken to an extreme in the Ranma ½ fanfic Cheaper by the Dozen: Ranma, who has been missing for over twenty years in the fic's backstory, turns out to be living in the Joketsuzoku village with twenty four children, all of them girls who look just like Ranma's cursed form. She explains that this is the result of an attempt to use Nanniichuan to fix the Nyanniichuan curse; it instead trapped her in female form and permanently transformed one of her ovaries into a testicle. As a result, every time she ovulates, she automatically gets pregnant, and so she'll be pregnant every year for the rest of her life — she admits she stayed with the Joketsuzoku, even ending up in a threeway marriage with Shampoo and Mousse, because the Joketsuzoku practice communal childcare, making it the easiest way to survive her endless breeding. She also notes that she can actually get pregnant the normal way, and in fact she's pregnant with a Mousse-fathered child when Ryoga meets her, but it's very hard to do because it requires her lover inseminating her before the sperm constantly leaking from her internal testicle gets to the latest ovum.
  • Son of the Sannin:
    • Mei mentions while pregnant with her first child how her parents constantly pressuring her to settle down and get married since she was the only one of her siblings to have inhereted both of their bloodline limits. The narration mentions that they were still pestering her after the birth of her sixth child, at which point she decided "screw it" and had her tubes ligated.
    • Karin is pregnant with her seventh child by the time of the epilogue, and she "jokingly" threatens to castrate her husband once the baby is born.

    Films — Animation 
  • In An American Tail, Tiger claims to have lost "eight brothers, ten sisters, and three fathers!"
  • Anastasia, in the film as in real life, had three sisters and one brother, all of whom perished in the Russian Revolution.
  • In Bambi, Thumper has five sisters, though the number changes to four in the sequel. By the end of the first film, Thumper marries and has four children.
  • Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses: As the title suggests. The protagonist, Genevieve, is the seventh.
  • In Beauty and the Beast, all of the living teacups are apparently Mrs. Potts' children, since she refers to them as Chip's "brothers and sisters" at one point. At least six others are seen; a Marvel tie-in comic, if taken as canon, says that she has twelve in all.
  • Rita from Flushed Away has about 30 younger brothers and sisters. Given that they're a family of rats, they're probably all from just two or three litters.
  • Frozen: Hans has 12 older brothers. Having been ignored and neglected by them for so long, this is what causes him to snap and seek to rule some place else, hoping to rub it in their faces.
  • Hotel Transylvania:
    • Wayne and Wanda have one daughter named Winnie and a bunch of sons (with more on the way), two of them named Wally and Wilbur. In the sequel, Winnie claims to have 300 brothers.
    • Jonathan mentions having six brothers in the first movie. But in the sequel, only one brother and a sister show up at his wedding.
  • In the movie version of Horton Hears a Who!, The Mayor has ninety-six daughters and one son named Jojo, who all share a bathroom. He and his wife handle this pretty well, though he can only spare twelve seconds with each one during breakfast.
  • As in the original fairy tale, Disney's The Little Mermaid Ariel has six older sisters: Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, and Allana.
  • In The Seventh Brother, Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit have six children — three boys and three girls.
  • In Sing, Rosita and her husband Norman have 25 piglets. Theoretically this is normal in this world of talking animals, though the babysitter that Rosita tried to hire was apparently surprised (and scared off) by the number.
  • Storks: Tulip's family turns out to consist of at least ten other children.
  • Judy Hopps from Zootopia has a whopping 275 siblings. She is a rabbit, after all.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The family in the adaptations of Roddy Doyle's Barrytown trilogy (known, rather aptly, as the Rabbittes in the books but given various names in the films) — The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van — are an Irish family of six siblings.
  • Caddyshack's Danny Noonan is the oldest of nine children.
  • The Charlie Chan films. Seven guys note  and three girls note  This is an in-depth explanation of who's who, and points out a few inconsistencies.
  • Cheaper by the Dozen in all its incarnations — it's in the premise. The writers of the original book (see below) actually came from a twelve-child family, making it Very Loosely Based on a True Story.
  • Dear Lola was about a family of runaways with something like ten kids being raised by one eighteen-year-old.
  • In The Fighter, Micky has seven sisters and a brother.
  • The Corleone family in The Godfather have four biological children, and also raised Tom Hagen alongside them, bringing the total to five. While Kay considered this a big family, youngest son Michael says that by Italian standards, five children is a small family.
  • Will lies about having a ton of brothers in Good Will Hunting (he's actually an orphan that grew up in abusive foster homes). He's pretty obviously telling Blatant Lies (in a flirtatious way) but its also a chance for him to show off his brain power, by quickly rattling off all their names then immediately doing it again when prompted (so quickly his date can't tell if he gave the same list of names).
  • In The Grand Seduction, one of the patients John gets soon after moving to Tickle Head is a woman with multiple children. After listing their various needs, she states that she thinks she needs birth control.
  • We're not sure exactly how many children King Mongkut had in The King and I by his various wives. We're introduced to several of them (including crown-prince Chulalongkorn) during the musical number "March of the Siamese Children". After the number, the King mentions to Anna that someday he will let her meet his other children, produced by wives not currently in his favor. In his own words, "Sixty-seven, I think." By counting the children that approach during the number, and assuming his count of extra children is correct, King Mongkut had approximately 106 children with 5 more expected the next month.
  • Ma And Pa Kettle have fifteen children.
  • Parodied in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, where the Catholic family has an absurd if not impossible number of kids, because they're not allowed to use birth control.
  • Nanny McPhee is about widowed Cedric Brown who has seven children: 11-year-old Simon, 10-year-old Tora, 9-year-old Lily, 8-year-old Eric, 7-year-old Sebastian, 5-year-old Christianna, and 1-year-old baby Agatha.
    • This is lampshaded both by their Great-Aunt Adele (who complains about how many children there are, and apparently doesn't notice when extra "children" are slipped into the group in the form of the farm animals) and Mrs. Selma Quickly (who believes their father is only interested in one thing from her, so "no wonder there's so many of you!")
  • Polish Wedding includes a family of five siblings (four boys and a girl, respectively), plus a sister-in-law with a new baby boy.
  • The movie The Prizewinner Of Defiance Ohio includes a brood of 10 kids.
  • The Disney Channel Original Movie Quints is about a girl who has to adjust to no longer being an only child when her mother gives birth to quintuplets.
  • Played for Laughs in Remember the Titans. Coach Boone gives a Rousing Speech to Ronnie Bass about how he (Boone) was the youngest of 12 brothers and sisters but they all looked up to him. Once Ronnie leaves, the truth comes out.
    Coach Doc: You had 12 brothers and sisters?
    Coach Boone: [completely deadpan] 8.
    Coach Doc: Yeah, 12 sounds better.
  • A brief visual gag in Ring of Fear shows a bored-looking father sitting in the circus audience surrounding by at least eight children, all of whom are identical twins.
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It's even in the title. The seven were each named after someone (or something, in one case, but you'll call him "Frank" instead of "Frankincense" if you know what's good for you) from The Bible, each using a consecutive letter of the English alphabet. All are adults — at least physically — and live together.
  • There are seven children in The Sound of Music's von Trapp family before Maria comes along. One would guess that after the movie ends, she probably gives birth to more, since in real life she added three.
  • Yours, Mine, and Ours has this at its base. A widower with ten children meets and marries a widow with eight children, merging them into a single family with eighteen children. In the original version at least, by the time number nineteen arrives, the eldest moves out.note 
  • A brief scene in Canyon Passage has Logan and Lucy meeting a homesteader family who are moving. The patriarch of the family says they are leaving Fall River because it is getting too crowded there. Then, as the wagon moves past, Logan and Lucy (and the audience) sees a vast number of children strung out behind the wagon.
  • In Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Little John and his wife Fanny have eight children, the youngest of whom is born about halfway through the movie. Only the oldest, Wulf, ever has his name mentioned, as he's the only one of them with speaking lines.
  • As noted in the Literature folder, hobbits are prone to this in general, but The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring hangs a lampshade on it at Bilbo's birthday party. He greets one of his guests, who is surrounded by a mob of at least nine children, and asks if they're all hers; upon receiving an affirmative, he makes a startled observation about her productivity. She laughs.
  • Becoming Jane: Jane Austen comes from a large family: she has one sister and six brothers. Truth in Television, as the real Jane Austen was indeed the youngest of eight children.
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol: Played for Laughs.
    • Rizzo the Rat remarks that he can't understand Scrooge's loneliness due to having grown up with 1,274 siblings.
    • The Ghost of Christmas Present announces to Ebenezar Scrooge (played by Michael Caine) that over 1,800 of his brothers have come before him.
      Scrooge: Eighteen hundred? Imagine the grocery bills.

  • A lot of Diana Wynne Jones' work feature siblings, but the Dark Lord of Derkholm books have it topped with Derk and Mara having two human children (Blade and Shona), five magically engineered griffins who share their DNA (Kit, Callette, Lyddia, Don, and Elda), and, in the sequel, two Winged Humanoid children.
  • The original book Cheaper by the Dozen, which inspired the various film incarnations, was an autobiographical account of the authors' childhood; their parents had twelve children.
  • Hektor Aplyn-Ahrmahk from Safehold has seven or nine siblings; he's the middle one. When Irys, who has only two brothers, remarks that this is a huge number, he says that most of them are twins. Their mother always wanted to have only four children, it's just that their father didn't tell her that twins tend to run in family.
  • Harry Potter:
    • There are seven Weasley siblings - Bill, Charlie, Percy, twins Fred and George, Ron, and Ginny. When you add that Harry is all but adopted and Hermione spends practically every holiday with them and that both eventually marry into the family... However, by the time the story starts, Bill and Charlie are already adults living on their own, and eventually Percy, Fred, and George move out over the course of the books as well. (In fact we only see the entire Weasley family in the house at the same time once, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).
    • It's implied in the first book that having large families may be something of a Weasley tradition; Draco Malfoy notes that his father told him that all Weasleys have red hair "and more children than they can afford." When Harry is introduced to an elderly relative of Mrs. Weasley’s while in disguise as a Weasley cousin, she says they “breed like gnomes”.
    • Discussed and Played for Laughs: at one point, Trelawney predicts that Harry will have twelve children. By the end of the series, he has three (four if you count his godson).
  • Jacky Ha Ha: The Hart family has seven daughters: Sydney, Sophia, Victoria, Hannah, Jacky, Riley, and Emma.
  • Fëanor and Nerdanel in The Silmarillion have seven sons — the largest recorded number of children for an elven family: Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, and the twins Amrod and Amras.
  • It's stated in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings that hobbits are very fertile and have large families, in stark contrast to dwarves and elves. This is best shown with Samwise Gamgee and his five siblings (Hamson, Halfred, Daisy, May, and Marigold) as well as Bilbo Baggins' mother, Belladonna Took, who was the oldest daughter of twelve children. Sam would later go on to have thirteen children himself.
  • Judging from his many nieces embroiled in engagement snarls, Lord Emsworth, in Blandings Castle, seems to have at least ten or eleven sisters.
  • The Stanton family in The Dark Is Rising. Will is the youngest of nine, and it's revealed that his parents' first child, Tom, died shortly after birth or was stillborn — which allowed Will to be the seventh son of a seventh son (his dad also had a large family).
  • The Baby-Sitters Club:
    • Mallory is the eldest of eight children. (The next oldest children are triplets.) This gets poked fun at by biased characters in Keep Out, Claudia! when they wonder if her family's Catholic.
    • It also applies to Kristy's blended family; she has three biological brothers, then gains a stepbrother and stepsister through her mother's second marriage, and then her mother and stepfather adopt a baby girl together.
    • The Barrett-DeWitts, clients of the club, are another blended family example of this trope, with three Barrett children and four DeWitt children.
  • In Discworld, Nanny Ogg is the matriarch of a clan like this, having birthed fifteen children. By the time she's a main character, the kids have all grown up and moved out, but they still merit a mention.
    • Her children are even more notable because, given Lancre's small size, she's practically given birth to half of it.
    • Tiffany Aching has six older siblings and one Annoying Younger Sibling.
    • The father, grandfather, and great-grandfather of Coin, from Sourcery, each had eight sons. (Possibly some daughters also, although they're not mentioned.)
    • The fact that Esk is an eighth child of an eighth son is what sets off the plot of Equal Rites.
  • In Sid Fleischman's McBroom stories, Josh and Melissa McBroom have eleven kids (Will, Jill, Hester, Chester, Peter, Polly, Tim, Tom, Mary, Larry, and Little Clarinda), and it seems at least once a book Mr. McBroom has to do a head-count.
  • The Dresden Files:
    • Karrin Murphy has numerous brothers and at least two sisters. In the Tabletop RPG rulebook, her family is listed as including an "unknown number of brothers", with a footnote from Harry saying that he's pretty sure Mrs. Murphy knows how many sons she has, but he just can't keep track of them all.
    • The Carpenters as well. In the third book, Charity gives birth to her seventh child. She and Michael probably would have gone on to have even more kids were it not for the events of the book, which render her sterile. The Carpenters later become foster parents of an eighth child, Maggie Dresden.
  • Faeries in The Folk of the Air have very low birth rates, yet prince Cardan is the youngest of six siblings, implying his father Really Gets Around.
    Dulcamara: Most Folk are lucky, if in a hundred years, they beget a single child. Two is considered a great blessing. Six is vulgar fortune.
  • Probably one of the most humorous parts of L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series is that not only does Anne marry her once sworn enemy Gilbert Blythe, but they go on to have seven children (six living). It really stands out, too, as none of the other main characters have nearly that many children. Diana and Fred have three while Owen and Leslie Ford have two. The only one that comes close is the Meredith family, who have four. Anne mentions she once lived with a family who had three sets of twins.
  • Lotte, Love Interest of The Sorrows of Young Werther, has eight younger siblings.
  • In the third book of the Spaceforce series, we learn that though he turned his back on his family many years before, Jay has eleven sisters (and, presumably, no brothers).
  • In the tween novel The Snowbird, the character July explains to protagonist Willanna how he got his name - he had so many older brothers and sisters that by the time he was on the way, his mother had run out of ideas for what to call her children, so his father said to just name the new baby after the month in which he was born. Since July is The Stoic, he takes it in stride.
    July: Could have been worse. I could have been born in April.
  • The Cleary family in The Thorn Birds, which was later adapted into the better-known Made-for-TV Movie, has nine kids, two of whom are twins. Of them all, only Meggie - the lone daughter - ever marries or has children of her own, and she has just two.
  • The All-of-a-Kind Family has five daughters, each born two years apart. They're followed by a son, Charlie, when the youngest girl is about four or five.
  • Jane Austen:
    • Catherine Morland of Northanger Abbey has nine siblings, which puts a not-insignificant financial strain on their father when it comes to planning for their futures, like her brother James's marriage.
    • Pride and Prejudice:
      • There are five Bennet sisters who unfortunately have no brother to save them from losing their home to an entailment whenever their father dies.
      • The Lucases have several children; the eldest, Charlotte, is protagonist Elizabeth's best friend, and although the exact number of her siblings is never stated, there are at least two sons and two daughters younger than her.
    • Fanny Price of Mansfield Park is the oldest daughter among 10 siblings (including the deceased Mary), although she lives with her uncle's family from age 10 to age 18, after her mother—on her latest pregnancy—wrote to her wealthier sister and begged for help. Returning to her dysfunctional childhood home for a season is a living nightmare because the family is impoverished and barely genteel.
    • Emma Woodhouse's older sister has her fifth child early in Emma.
    • Charlotte Heywood in Sanditon (an unfinished novel) comes from a family of 14 children. Their parents are happy together and sedentary, but wish for their children to travel and mix in society.
    • The title family from The Watsons are a large family: sisters Elizabeth, Penelope, Margaret and youngest Emma and brothers Richard and Sam. Emma was adopted by a childless aunt and uncle, but her widowed aunt has remarried and Emma has to return home.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire:
    • Lord Frey's immediate descendants — the ones still living in his castle, at least — are described as such: "Twenty[-one] living sons, thirty-six grandsons, nineteen great-grandsons, and numerous daughters, granddaughters, bastards, and grandbastards." Note that, despite wanting to get rid of them by marrying them off when he can, he still plans on having more.
    • Craster, who is first introduced in A Clash of Kings, has nineteen daughters... who are also his wives. He sacrifices any male children they might have to the Others.
    • King Aegon IV Targaryen had two trueborn children, at least thirteen illegitimate children with his mistresses (including a son with his cousin Princess Daena Targaryen — the boy would end up causing some trouble later), and presumably dozens more he doesn't know about with all of the other ladies, whores, and peasant women he's slept with.
    • Lord Gorold Goodbrother has triplet sons and at least ten daughters.
    • Lord Cregan Stark happened to have ten children with three wives, but the current family descends from the youngest.
    • Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark has five children with his wife Catelyn Tully, ranging from the ages of 14 to three. Ned also has an illegitimate son named Jon.
  • Parodied to death in the Nurse Matilda series. The exact number of kids the Brown family has is never specified, but the narration almost never names the same kid twice. Its loose adaptation, Nanny McPhee, bumps it down to a more reasonable seven.
  • The royal family of Stormhold in Stardust features eight children, all of whom were at one point contending for the crown. Their names note in Latin their respective position in the birth order.
  • Implied that this will happen to Geran and Beldaran in The Belgariad. Belgarion is a sorcerer just like his 7000-year-old grandfather and is therefore all but immortal. His wife Ce'Nedra is a Dryad and it is suggested that she could easily live hundreds of years as well. The Voice of Prophecy even takes the time to congratulate Belgarion about the daughters he is still to have (Prophecy clearly states that Geran will be Garion's only son, but says nothing about how many daughters he could potentially have).
  • The Chronicles of Amber: The first book is even named Nine Princes in Amber. And that's not counting the Princesses... Even worse, that's only the known ones. New siblings have a habit of popping up out of nowhere. It's an express option in the RPG.
  • The Heap family in Septimus Heap has seven children plus one adopted daughter.
  • In Wen Spencer's Tinker, Windwolf was one of ten children. This is very odd among elves.
  • By Wen Spencer, families in A Brother's Price tend to be huge. Jerin Whistler has twenty-eight sisters and three brothers, and Mother Eldest is pregnant again. However, due to a rarity of males, family structures in this world are different — he has twelve mothers, all of them sisters born to his ten Whistler grandmothers.
  • In the Galactic Milieu series, the Remillard clan (also, naturally, a Big, Screwed-Up Family). Paul Remillard is one of seven siblings, father of six legitimate children and thirty-eight illegitimate. And then his son Marc one-ups him by artificially siring upwards of a hundred children for his Super Breeding Program.
  • Did Dr. Seuss ever tell you of Mrs. McCave? She had twenty-three sons and named them all Dave.
  • Eff of Thirteenth Child is, as the title implies, the thirteenth of fourteen children in her family. Her father also had six brothers and an indeterminate number of sisters, making the previous generation also qualify.
  • In one of the Heralds of Valdemar short stories, the main character is the youngest of twelve children in the royal family (his mother kept having twins and triplets). All of them were Chosen, which is why he gets to ride an Internship Circuit out in the field rather than being kept to the palace and capital city.
    • In the Collegium Chronicles, Herald Jakyr's parents belonged to a religion that believed in having as many children as possible for the Glory of God. He tells Mags that his parents had so many children that half the time they called them by the wrong names, and that according to the brother he still talks to, they never even noticed when he was Chosen and left. Jakyr ends the conversation by saying that "Just because you can have a quiverful of youngsters, it doesn't mean you should. Or any."
    • Dirk in the ''Arrows Trilogy" is said to have six siblings: three older sisters, two younger sisters, and a younger brother. Also, as among the Holderkin, girls (who outnumber the boys) have to get married unless they go to serve the Goddess, Talia has numerous half-siblings via her father's many wives (eleven in total, with nine living at the start of the series). She doesn't seem to have any full siblings, however, as her mother died giving birth to her.
    • Tuck (best friend of Lavan Firestorm) in Brightly Burning has five sisters and four brothers.
  • In Nerilka's Story, Nerilka's father Lord Holder Tolocamp has nineteen acknowledged children (although The Plague kills four of them at the beginning of the book) and an unspecified number of illegitimate children as well. They're informally known as the Fort Hold Horde. And that was before his first wife was killed by The Plague and he remarries his mistress, who is literally young enough to be his daughter.
  • Amy, the title character in The Ordinary Princess, is the seventh daughter of the King and Queen.
  • My Ántonia:
    • Lena Lingard has lots of siblings and as the eldest daughter, she has to take care of them. She's not too thrilled about it and says she doesn't want her own family as a result.
    • Ántonia Shimerda is a natural-born caretaker when it comes to children. She ends up having a family of eleven children, and her eldest daughter Martha has her first baby boy.
  • In the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms book Fortune's Fool, Prince Sasha is the youngest of seven sons. His betrothed Katya is the youngest of fourteen children to the Sea King. In One Good Knight, the Champion Gina reveals that she has thirteen siblings.
  • There are seven royal children at the beginning of The Kingdom of Little Wounds, and Queen Isabel gets pregnant again after Sophia dies. The number of children falls over the course of the story.
  • The long-term implications of this set the scene for Mercedes Lackey's Dozen Daughters series. The royal family of a minuscule kingdom (maps of the region made in other countries often forget to acknowledge that they're even there) ends up having 12 daughters before finally producing an actual heir, at which point they realize that they can't afford twelve royal dowries. As a result, the princesses are all given first-rate educations in whatever craft they desire until they turn eighteen, at which point they are all expected to leave the kingdom and seek their own fortune.
  • In Firebird (Lackey), Tsar Ivan has eight legitimate sons, an unspecified number of daughters and illegitimate children, and nowhere near enough property to give an inheritance to all of them. Ilya, the main character, is one of the middle children.
  • Raphael Santiago from The Mortal Instruments was the eldest of seven brothers from a poor family.
    • The Blackthorn family of the sequel series The Dark Artifices has seven children (Helen, Mark, Julian, Livia, Tiberius, Drusilla, and Octavian).
    • Also in The Dark Artifices Kieran is one of the fifty sons of the Unseelie King. Kieran has no known sisters and it's rumored that this is because the Unseelie King has his female offspring killed.
  • The parents of The Bobbsey Twins have four kids — two sets of fraternal boy/girl twins.
  • The Happy Hollisters have 5 kids.
  • Wings of Fire: Queen Oasis has 6 children. Clay has 6 siblings (and this is completely normal for a MudWing). Queen Scarlet has 17 children. Queen Coral has 35 children that survived past hatching.
  • Warrior Cats:
    • Ferncloud and Dustpelt have 7 children.
    • Every kit in Daisy's first litter has at least 5 siblings, counting half-siblings.
    • Based on him referring to his "brothers and sister" and knowing about his other half-siblings, Firestar must have at least 6 siblings, more if you count the other time he said "brothers and sisters".
    • Bramblestar has 4 named siblings, but if you count the rest of Goldenflower's litter that disappeared after the first book the number shoots up higher.
  • In the Kate Shugak mysteries, Father Smith is the proud proprietor of a forty-acre homestead in the Park, along with a wife and seventeen children, all of whom live at home.
  • In Angel in the Whirlwind, Kat Falcone is the youngest of ten siblings, which means she inherits a negligible share of the family company and isn't important enough for an Arranged Marriage, meaning she's pretty much free to do as she pleases... which in her case means serving in the Commonwealth Navy and dating a commoner, Major Pat Davidson.
  • In the Dreamblood Duology, that's only natural in the royal line where the Prince is expected to take two hundred fifty-six wives. As a bonus, all of them are expected to duke it out among themselves to determine who will become the next Prince of Gujaareh.
  • Charlotte the Scientist is Squished is a children's picture book about a young bunny scientist named Charlotte who considers moving to the moon because at home she's too squished to do her experiments and doesn't even have room to relax properly when in the bath because, well... rabbits.
  • The Redwall series has a couple of examples:
    • The Stump family (hedgehogs) from Mattimeo consist of parents Jabez and Rosyqueen, ten daughters and one son. The latter was named Jubilation (Jube for short) because his parents were so delighted not to have yet another daughter; this implies that he is the youngest, or one of the youngest, of the Stump siblings.
    • Tarquin and Rosie (hares), who appear in Mariel of Redwall and The Bellmaker, have twelve children.
  • Obscure kids' book series The Sisters 8 is about a family of octuplet girls. In the final book, another sister is born.
  • In Smaller & Smaller Circles, Saenz is the tallest of seven children, and Arcinas the youngest of nine. This is in sharp contrast to Jerome, Joanna, and even the Serial Killer Alex Carlos, all of whom are implied to be only children. [[note]]Averted in the 2015 edition as Joanna is revealed to have an unspecified number of sisters.
  • In Fannie Wilder Brown’s short story "The Thanksgiving Goose" (in the e-book Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know), the Burns family has eight children, including a pair of twins.
  • Louisa May Alcott’s story "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving" (in Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag VI) is about a family with eight children, including a pair of twins.
  • Exaggerated in The Bad Guys. Mr. Piranha, being an actual piranha, has 900,543 brothers and cousins, who all fill up a single gang. Mr. Piranha is the youngest of all of them, too.
  • Bonnie Bess Worline’s novel Sod House Adventure or The Children Who Stayed Alone is about the Dawson family, which has seven children. The Stephenses have ten children: four from a mother who died when her fourth child was a baby, and six, including a pair of twins, from a new mother (who has lost a baby). The Pfitzers have five boys and the Moores have eight children. Later the Dawsons expect another baby. The book has a sequel titled Sod Schoolhouse.
  • Nina Tanleven: Nina's friend Chris Gurley is the only girl in a family of seven children, which doesn't amuse her - she complains that it's "like living with a football team".
  • The Bakers' Dozen series by Suzanne Weyn is about a family with twelve adopted children. It seems they all joined the family within about four years. Later their mother gives birth to a thirteenth child.
  • In The Hunger Games, Rue is "the oldest of six kids".
  • In Sky Jumpers, the Grenwood family has loads of kids. So many, in fact, that each of the older siblings are assigned a specific younger sibling to look after. Hope's friend Aaren has been assigned to look after Brenna.
  • Jardir in The Warded Man has seventy children by his fourteen wives - and one child by a woman who refused to marry him. At one point he is challenged to list their names and birthdays, and is utterly unable to.
  • Roofshadow from Tailchaser's Song describes her father, Slipwhisker, as being a respected elder in her clan who sired many kittens. He's implied to not have been very close to his kits, but he did respect Roofshadow.
  • The taratzes in the German SF series Maddrax are always born with several siblings at once.
  • In The Heroes of Olympus the protagonists are almost without exception demigods. The Greek gods have many children with humans, so that almost every demigod has several half-siblings. Often there are so many that they can fill the cabins in the camp. But it's rare that someone has full-blooded siblings. Except for Hekate, all Greek gods are related to each other, so they also have many cousins.
  • In the obscure YA novel Sister of the Quints, protagonist Natalie is the only child of her parents' marriage, but her father has a set of quintuplets by his second wife.
  • Earth's Children:
  • The Heartstrikers: Dragons can lay very large clutches of eggs at a time; this is balanced both by the fact that most dragonesses only clutch once in their lives, and dragons tend to kill each other, so most older dragons only have one or two surviving siblings. However, Bethesda the Heartstriker is known as the Broodmare to her enemies due to her habit of laying very large clutches as well as clutching as often as possible—she's had eleven clutches over a thousand years (they're currently on J clutch), and even with attrition, infighting, and her killing underperforming children, there are still hundreds left. Over a quarter of all dragons in the world are Heartstriker, and Julius's clutch alone consists of about thirty or so dragons.
  • In The Diamond Girls, Dixie has three sisters and another sibling on the way. They all have different dads too. She's also got three paternal half-sisters she's never met.
  • The Lotterys Plus One: The Lottery family has seven children. Four of them are their own, and the youngest three are Happily Adopted.
  • A Christmas Carol: The Ghost of Christmas Present says that over 1,800 of his brothers have come before him (i.e. the number of years since the birth of Christ).
    Ebenezar Scrooge: A tremendous family to provide for.

    Live-Action TV 
  • 7th Heaven is a drama about a pastor, his wife, and their five kids. Then they have twins Sam and David at the start of the third season, bringing the number up to... seven, of course.
  • All My Children saw this develop with Dr. Maria Santos's family. First, the viewers were introduced to her sister Julia, who came to stay with her in Pine Valley. Then her brother Mateo also showed up... and then their younger sisters Anita and Rosa joined them.
  • Boardwalk Empire:
    • Eli has a stereotypical Irish litter, to the point that one of his political cronies gets their names wrong trying to be avuncular.
    • Margaret is one of an Irish family of five, four daughters and a son.
  • The Brady Bunch is about a blended family of her three daughters and his three sons.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine mentions that Detective Santiago is the youngest of eight children, and the only girl. Other characters use this to explain her ultra-competitive streak. So far, we've only met one of her brothers, David, played by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • Pierce of Community has 32 "ex-stepchildren" from his seven failed marriages.
  • The Huxtables from The Cosby Show barely qualify, with five.
  • In Cranford, there are Miss Mary Smith's half-siblings. There is five little Smiths and the eldest is barely seven. Mrs. Smith is young and when seen on-screen, she's either chubby or already pregnant again.
  • The Vasnetsov family in Daddy's Daughters now stands at five daughters and a newborn son.
  • Charlene and Carlene from Designing Women have numerous siblings. The Sugarbakers don't qualify by themselves, but they do have a paternal half-brother named Clayton born in between Julia and Suzanne; the spin-off also establishes that they have an intellectually disabled brother named Jim.
  • Doctor Who: In "The Vampires of Venice", alien matriarch Rosanna has 10,000 sons, of whom Francesco is the eldest.
  • Eight is Enough had eight siblings: David, Mary, Joanie, Susan, Nancy, Elizabeth, Tommy and Nicholas. Late in the series a cousin moved in.
  • The Fosters has this, largely through fostering/adoption. There's Steph's biological son, Brandon, from a previous marriage; Jesus and Mariana, twins whose mother was a drug user and dealer and their father was never in the picture, and Callie and Jude, half-siblings who ended up in the foster system when their father went to prison for vehicular manslaughter after getting their mother killed while driving drunk. Lena wants a biological child of her own, too, and at one point she remarks that she's the only member of this family that isn't a blood relative of anyone else in the family; said baby would be the sixth. The first attempt at an in vitro pregnancy ended in a miscarriage.
    • Callie gets a bonus one, because upon finding out that Jude's father wasn't actually her biological father as she'd believed for all of her life, she meets her real father—and half-sister. So even without the baby, Callie already has 3 brothers and two sisters.
  • Frasier has Daphne, who is one of nine children, and the only girl of the family. Several of her brothers appeared over the course of the show, but even on her wedding day, the group they showed on-screen was not even close to all of them.
  • Friends - Joey Tribbiani is the only male out of eight siblings. His sisters Gina, Tina, Dina, Mary-Angela, Mary-Therese, Veronica, and Cookie are revealed in a few episodes that encounter Joey's family.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Ned Stark has six kids — five legitimate children (three sons and two daughters) and one illegitimate son who, as revealed in the Season 6 finale, is actually his nephew.
    • Oberyn Martell has eight daughters who are all illegitimate.
    • Walder Frey has twenty-nine legitimate children by eight wives as well as numerous bastards.
    • In sharp contrast to the Starks and the Baratheons, the Lannisters have several siblings, relatives with cousins and nephews aplenty, and multiple lines to inherit and keep their land and titles. However, Tywin Lannister is obsessed with ensuring the main Lannister line is represented by himself and remains at the top of the succession ladder.
  • Blanche's family from The Golden Girls just barely qualifies. On the series, we meet her younger sister Virginia, her older sister Charmaine, and her gay younger brother Clayton. On the spinoff Golden Palace, viewers meet her mentally impaired older brother Tad, whom she never mentioned to her friends.
    • Rose's family qualifies even more. She was adopted by the Lindstroms, who had eight of their own children.
  • Good Luck Charlie has five children, two girls and three boys, all with masculine names (PJ, Teddy, Gabe, Charlie, and Toby).
  • In "Lucy Goes to the Hospital", the famous episode of I Love Lucy where Lucy gives birth to Little Ricky, first-time godfather Fred finds himself in the waiting room at the hospital with Mr. Stanley, a man who has six daughters. His wife is currently in the maternity ward, and he's hoping that she'll finally have a boy. The nurse then emerges to tell Mr. Stanley that they have a "surprise" for him, and he begins to celebrate... until she tells him that his wife didn't have a girl or a boy. It's then that three nurses appear, each carrying a baby girl. Fred tells Mr. Stanley to look on the bright side: "You can always plan on a girl's softball team!"
  • Just the Ten of Us is about a couple with eight children, the youngest of whom is born in the first season. In an episode where they figured into the show from which it spun off, Boner was amazed at this, and figured they were Catholic. The show makes it clear that this is actually the case; the family's involvement in the Catholic church is central to the show's premise.
  • The Kids Are Alright (2018) has the Doyle family, but with eight male children.
  • Two episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit involve detectives investigating Christian families with 10+ children. However, in one of the episodes, the youngest "sibling" was actually the child of one of the older daughters.
    • Elliot Stabler edges into the mild end of this since he has five children, though a substantial age gap between the youngest and the other four meant that the first two children were already adults, with the oldest living outside the house, by the time the youngest sibling was born.
    • One episode featured a Smug Snake lawyer who had been impregnating women and then emotionally manipulating them to give birth because he wanted to have as many children as possible, with no care at all for the effect that this has on the mothers. Towards the end of the episode, he reveals he has 47 children (each by a different woman), and at least one additional woman is currently pregnant.
  • In Malcolm in the Middle, Lois and Hal start out with four kids (Dewey, Malcolm, Reese, and Francis), which expands to five with the addition of baby Jamie. However, since Jamie is born long after Francis is out of the house, they don't have to raise all five kids in the house at once. Also, in the series finale, Lois discovers she's pregnant again, prompting a loud scream from Hal.
  • The Originals: Esther Mikaelson had seven children: Finn, Freya, Elijah, Klaus, Rebekah, Kol, and Henrik, with all but Klaus being a product of her marriage to Mikael Mikaelson.
  • Parodied by RTL Samstag Nacht, who subtitled Kelly Family, an Irish clan of musician, mentioning some more family members like Otto Kelly, Petra Kelly, Gene Kelly, Grace Kelly, Dr. Helmut Kelly, Kelly von Sinnen...
  • Played for Laughs in Scrubs with Dr. Stone who has 7 children from his 6 ex-wives. He and his new wife, with whom he has separated, are expecting another child.
  • Second Noah was a tween series in The '90s about a couple who adopted eight kids.
  • Both the original UK version and the American remake of Shameless have the central Gallagher family with the six main siblings - Fiona, Lip, Ian, Carl, Debbie, and Liam. Later on, in both versions, another is added to the fold - in the UK version, it was baby Stella; in the US version, it's a long-lost half-sister named Sammi. Patriarch Frank is implied to have even more illegitimate kids running around and the American version even likens the family to Explosive Breeders, stating that, due to the Gallaghers' great fertility, the USA will consist mainly of them and Mexicans.
  • In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Cardassians are said to have huge families, and several generations live in one household. Gul Dukat says he has seven children with his wife, and an eighth from an affair. Notably, Cardassians are family-oriented, so when the affair comes to light, he's essentially shunned from Cardassian society.
  • Step by Step is about a blended family of three of his children, three of hers, and eventually their daughter, plus his nephew.
  • In Stuck in the Middle the lead character is the fourth of seven children. The actress Jenna Ortega also counts in real life as one of six children.
  • In the That '70s Show episode "Stolen Car", Eric says to Kelso, "Your parents have seven kids. They won't even notice you're gone!" However, only one of his siblings, Casey, appears in the show.
  • A central aspect of The Waltons is that the family has seven children. (They actually should have ten, but two died at birth and one was a miscarriage.) This is a case of Real Life Writes the Plot; series creator Earl Hamner was himself one of eight children, and the series was inspired by The Film of the Book for his autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain.

  • The "Kelly Family", an Irish clan with no less than twelve siblings (nine of whom were in the band) who were quite successful in Germany in The '90s.
  • The Schmitt Brothers barbershop quartet was composed of four actual brothers who had thirteen siblings.
  • Doctor Bombay in his song Doctor Boom-Bombay lists "42 cousins, I will never be alone" and later "24 brothers I can find in my home, 18 others that I really don't know, All my sisters are married and gone, 29 husbands and 32 sons". Quite the Big, Screwed-Up Family indeed, given that he also states that "My uncle's brother's sister is my mother in law. I don't know, I don't know, tell me. There's only one thing that I really know for sure, that I am, that I am, crazy."
  • Cimorelli is actually composed of six sisters. If you count their five brothers outside the group, the Cimorelli family has eleven children (Which also extends to the name of group's company, Eleven Productions, LLC).
  • Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig have five children as of 2020.
    • Reznor's fellow NIN member Atticus Ross is one of six siblings (and frequently does scoring work with his brother Leopold Ross), and former guitarist Richard Patrick is one of five (along with his brother Robert Patrick).
  • Céline Dion is the youngest of fourteen children.
  • Little Richard was one of twelve children.

    Mythology & Religion 
  • In Greek Mythology, King Priam of Troy had fifty sons and a very large (though unspecified) number of daughters.
    • Another king, Thespius, had fifty daughters, all of whom had sex with and were impregnated by Heracles in one night, resulting in fifty grandsons.
    • Danaus also had fifty daughters, forty-nine of whom were punished in Tartarus for killing their husbands, the fifty sons of their uncle Aegyptus.
    • Also according to Greek Mythology, all dreams are minor gods who are siblings.
    • Oceanus and Tethys, the Titan and Titaness of the ocean had 6,000 children—3,000 nymphs, 3,000 river gods.
    • Another pair of ocean deities, Nereus and Doris, had 50 daughters and a son.
  • The Bible allows polygamy and some men were supposed to have lived for centuries, so you can imagine this came up a lot.
    • Check out the genealogy sections in early books. One thing you may notice is that most, if not all, of them say something to the effect that a man had the next step in the line, and had sons and daughters. That's at least five right there for everyone who did that.
    • Jewish tradition says that Seth alone had 33 sons and 23 daughters.
    • After the death of Sarah (indeed, after the marriage of Isaac), Abraham went on to father six children by Keturah.
    • Famously, Jacob had twelve sons and one daughter. Granted, these were spread over four women, but one of them had the daughter and half the sons.
    • Gideon had seventy sons by an unknown number of wives/concubines. Ibzan, similarly, had 35 sons and 30 daughters.
    • Jesse had eight sons, at least at the time of the anointing of David, his youngest.
    • Speaking of David, he had at least seventeen children (the six listed as having been born in Hebron were all sons; the list of eleven may be a mixture of sons and daughters).
    • Job had seven sons and three daughters. After they died, he had seven sons and three daughters more.
  • In Classical Mythology, just about every male god had a dozen or more kids if you count all of their illegitimate demigod offspring. However, the all-time winners have to be Oceanus and Tethys, who had 6,000 children together, evenly split between sons and daughters. They were the minor gods of every river in the world.
    • The Danaïdes were fifty sisters who were forced to marry their fifty male cousins. (On the wedding night, all but one killed their grooms.)
    • While not as extreme as many other examples in the mythology, Perseus and Andromeda had at least nine children.
  • Aztec Mythology has Coyolxauhqui, "Face Painted with Bells", and the Centzonhuitznahua, "the Four Hundred Southerners". When Coatlicue, their mother, mysteriously became pregnant without her husband and their father Mixcoatl, "Cloud Serpent", Coyolxauhqui became convinced that she had shamed them and had to be killed. Their half-baked plan went wrong when their baby brother turned out to be Huitzilopochtli, "Hummingbird of the Left". He slaughtered his brothers and sister, splitting Coyolxauhqui into pieces and turning her head into the moon, so that at least his mother could see her daughter when she looked into the sky.
  • The blind king Dhritrashtra from the Mahabharata had 100 sons and a daughter from his wife Ghandhari (made possible by semi-artificial means), plus another son conceived with a maid, 102 children in total. All but the latter get themselves killed in a bloody war of succession after cheating their cousin out of the throne.
  • Celtic Mythology: Queen Medb and her husband Ailill had seven sons and one daughter.
  • The Chinese folk tale "The Ten Brothers" features ten brothers, each with a unique power. The oldest can see to the horizon, the second can hear sounds from miles away, and so on.

  • William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 6" urges leaving ten children behind after death.
  • There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do.

  • Harmony from Sequinox has six older siblings. After the first few, her parents got used to anything that could happen raising a child.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • The Hart wrestling family. Wrestler Stu and his wife Helen Hart had 12 children: Smith, Bruce, Keith, Wayne, Dean, Ellie, Georgia, Bret Hart, Alison, Ross, Diana, and Owen Hart. All the boys were wrestlers except for Wayne (who was a referee) and all the girls married wrestlers.
  • The Dudleys of ECW, a family of (kayfabe) half-brothers who had the same father: Dudley, Dances With, Big Dick, Little Snot, Sign Guy, Chubby, Buh-Buh Ray, D-Von and Spike. Only the last three moved on to WWE.
  • The Von Erich Family: Family patriarch Jack Adkisson, better known as Fritz Von Erich, had six sons. The oldest, Jack Jr., suffered an electric shock in his backyard and fell into a puddle, drowning at age 6. All of the remaining sons (Kevin, David, Kerry, Mike, and Chris) wrestled, using their real given names and the Von Erich surname. Sadly, by the time their father died in 1997, Kevin was the only surviving son.
  • John Cena just squeaks in, being the second oldest of a family of five brothers.
  • Roman Reigns joined this club in a different way in 2020 when his wife gave birth to their second set of twins, giving them five kids in all.

  • Bleak Expectations:
    • Pip Bin and Ripely have six children, though we only ever see one, Lilly, as an adult.
    • After they marry, Harry and Pippa have over twenty children, explained (via the series' usual grasp of logic) as being a result of Victorian Science meaning a woman could conceive and give birth in a rapidly short amount of time.
    • Ripely herself has sixteen older sisters. Her mother suffered Death by Childbirth, giving birth to hexadecamumplets.
  • One of Garrison Keillor's "News from Lake Wobegon" monologues featured the the Lake Wobegon Whippets baseball team: nine brothers all born "nine months and ten minutes apart."

  • Katheryn, an NPC from Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues, has seven brothers (originally they were supposed to belong to her father, but a misreading of her bio led to them becoming her siblings instead). Competing with them is part of what's driven her to be so cut-throat and perfectionist.
  • In Digimon World: Infamy, just about any family of Digimon is bound to have quite a few children running around, the relationship between the Player Character and his wife having resulted in seven children, four girls, and three boys, with no plans to stop anytime soon.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The Dragon Blooded Exalted of the Realm are encouraged to have numerous children because of their hereditary power which is integral to the proper functioning of the state. Combined with their extended lifespans, it's quite possible for ten generations of the same family to be living under one roof (although their exceptional wealth ensures that it's a big roof).
  • Warhammer 40,000: The Emperor of Mankind artificially created 20 sons (the Primarchs) out of his own genetic material. If one counts the Sensei as canon, then he had many thousands of natural children on top of that. In addition, all Space Marines and Custodes are technically biologically related to either one of the Primarchs or the Emperor himself due to their bodies being infused with their patron's geneseed, and the Primarchs often refer to their associated Space Marines as their sons.

  • Leaf Coneybear of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has six siblings: Marigold, Brooke, Pinecone, Landscape, Raisin, and Paul.
  • Productions of The Pirates of Penzance will often do this with Major-General Stanley's daughters, as it's the only chance to have a female chorus in the operetta. The script calls for at least four but how many appear in addition to this number is up to the director.
  • Titus Andronicus: Titus Andronicus has 26 children (25 sons, one daughter). At the start of the play, most are dead, except for five - so the trope still applies (however, by the end of the play, only eldest son Lucius is still alive).

  • Briar Light from Ever After High has five younger brothers and three younger sisters.

    Video Games 
  • Ivalice Alliance features six moogle siblings, which are Montblanc, Sorbet, Horne, Nono, Hurdy and Gurdy.
  • In Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES, players were introduced to Bowser's seven children. However, in more recent Mario games they have been retconned into simply being high-ranking minions of his, making the 'eighth kid' - Bowser Jr. - his only son. However, the seven Koopalings are still regarded as being siblings.
  • Avernum 3 has the Merry siblings, who own general stores across the continent, and who "left home before [their parents] finished."
  • Scout from Team Fortress 2 is the youngest of eight boys.
  • Fire Emblem Tellius
    • Brom reveals in his support conversations with Zihark that he has five sons and three daughters. We only ever meet the youngest daughter Meg, however.
    • The royal family of the Serenes Kingdom had at least seven children. In addition to Reyson, Leanne, and Rafiel, who join the player's army, and Lillia, who died in the backstory, there is mention of a third brother and two additional sisters who died in the Serenes Massacre.
  • In Fire Emblem Awakening, Anna has at least seven sisters, all of whom are completely identical to her and also named Anna.
  • Edelgard von Hresvelg from Fire Emblem: Three Houses is one of eleven children from Emperor Ionius. Due to horrific experimentation from Those Who Slither In The Dark, Edelgard is the only one left alive.
  • In Scribblenauts Unlimited, Maxwell is revealed to come from a family with forty-one siblings. All of them are brothers, except for Lily.
  • In World of Warcraft, one daily quest for the Mantid faction known as the Klaxxi has the questgiver remark that the monster you killed for him ate his brother, but he points out that he has millions of brothers. This may be an exaggeration, but it's implied that the Mantid birth large numbers of young and send them to fight the pandaren, with the intent of having the strongest come back alive.
  • In The King of Fighters, Goro Daimon has six brothers and sisters. Goro is implied to be the fifth one: "Go" is the Japanese word for "five".
  • In Star Control II, Fwiffo is the youngest child in a family of 18,487. His happiest memory is the time his mother called him by his actual name.
  • In Rune Factory 4, Vishnal has at least five younger siblings. They aren't important enough to get character portraits, though, and generally stay out of town.
  • Dragon Age:
    • In Dragon Age: Origins, the Human Mage comes from the Amell family. If Dragon Age II is played with this world state, it's revealed that the Mage Warden was one of several children born to Revka Amell, cousin of the protagonist Hawke's mother, who had to watch every single one of them be taken away by the Circle of Magi because they had magic ability.
      • May also be the case with Goldanna, a laundress encountered during Alistair's personal quest, who mentions that she has "five mouths to feed." It's unclear whether she means there are five children or if she's counting herself and/or her husband in that number.
    • The human Inquisitor in Dragon Age: Inquisition is said to be the youngest child of the large Trevelyan family in Ostwick, in the Free Marches. How many siblings the character has is left up to the player, but the in-game profile suggests that this is the case, though there may also be as few as three.
    • Advisor Josephine Montilyet just narrowly fits into this trope, being the eldest of five children. note 
    • The children of Andraste, the Crystal Dragon Jesus of the game world's predominant religion, also narrowly fall into this. She had two daughters of her own and also raised their three half-brothers, her husband's children by his concubine.
  • Admiral Swiggins from Awesomenauts is the youngest of thirty siblings.
  • The Sims consistently limits household sizes to a maximum of eight, and pre-made families usually have six (i.e. two parents and four kids) at most; however, there are a few exceptions:
    • Peter and Samantha Ottomas from The Sims 2: Seasons have three children and are expecting twins when first played. Peter's mother Dora, who lives with the family, has a lifetime want to have six grandchildren, challenging the player to add yet another baby to the family once the eldest (David) leaves home.
    • The Best family from Starlight Shores in The Sims 3: Showtime are expecting their fifth child, as are the MacDuff family from Moonlight Falls in The Sims 3: Supernatural.
    • Brandi Broke in The Sims 2 is pregnant with her third child, but upon giving birth to him, she'll roll a want to have 10 children! (The want panel even warns the player that they'll have to move out the older siblings as they reach adulthood to make room for the new babies - even assuming Brandi stays a single parent, she'll have to move out the three she already has at some point to clear the space for the seven more the player is directed to have.)
    • The Curious family from The Sims 2 probably has the most siblings in a single generation in the game, with four full siblings (Pascal, Lazlo, Vidcund and Jenny), and two half-sisters (Chloe and Lola).
    • The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 both include lifetime wishes/wants that require this trope in order to achieve them: randomly rolled Lifetime Wishes in 2 can include things like "Marry Off 6 Children", while the "Surrounded by Family" Lifetime Want in 3 is achieved by raising 5 children from babies to teenagers. Both can look pretty tame, though, in comparison to a regular (but high-scoring) want from The Sims 2 base game to "Have 10 Children"!
  • Crusader Kings II hard-caps rulers at ten legitimate living children at any one time, though there's no cap on bastards. It is common for a Muslim ruler to have multiple half-siblings (especially if his father has taken four fertile wives). Ditto for rulers whose religion allows them to take concubines. In the context of the game, this can lead to succession wars as the half-siblings can attempt to press their own claims on the throne.
  • Yozakura of Senran Kagura is the eldest of twelve siblings, with one pair of twins and one set of triplets, and claims they were born across a span of nine years. While the writers did the math, that's all the research they did, as if their mother carried each child to term, she needed to be constantly pregnant during that timenote . Not only is this unlikely to begin with, but there's a laundry list of health reasons not to do it.
  • In Overwatch's 2016 Christmas comic, it's revealed that Torbjorn and his wife have at least eight children, maybe even more.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Rito minstrel Kass has a clutch of five daughters waiting for him to come home. This is more startling when compared to his fellow Rito father, Teba, who only has one son.
  • The angara race in Mass Effect: Andromeda have large families. One angara remarks that being one of nineteen children is average, and another considers being one of fifteen children "small". Several of them are quite shocked to learn that Ryder has only one sibling.
  • Pikmin has Alph in the third game, who will sometimes state in his notes he has twelve older brothers, one older sister, and one younger brother!
  • Poseidon: Master of Atlantis: Atlas has nine brothers, each a twin (so five pairs). Poor Cleito…
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: The most elite Lone Shadows (deadly shinobi working for the Interior Ministry), are a set of seventeen brothers, the sons of the master shinobi Masatsuna Oribe.
  • Super Sized Family is about trying to look after seven children.
  • In My Time at Portia, there are the Hulu brothers. There are seven of them, and outside of being Color-Coded for Your Convenience, they all look nearly identical.
  • Maguro from Puyo Puyo is the oldest of five siblings within his family.
  • Sam from Harvest Town mentions having 300+ brothers.

    Visual Novels 
  • Danganronpa:
    • Byakuya Togami from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is one of either sixteen or 108 half-siblings, depending on the source.
    • In Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Akane Owari says she has "about seven little brothers and sisters." She isn't entirely sure about the number, since every time she gets a new stepparent, they bring along several kids. Because Akane has such a large family, she has to work multiple part-time jobs (some of which are fairly questionable) to support the kids.
  • In Highway Blossoms, Marina is the middle child of nine children. She has two younger brothers, two more younger sisters, three older brothers and one older sister.
  • This is common in Long Live the Queen, since having an heir is considered mandatory for anyone in the nobility in order to avoid problems with succession. Nearly all of the characters have at least one sibling and some have many more; one noble is shown to have six children by two different fathers. The player character, Elodie, is one of the only characters in the entire game to not have any siblings at all, which is particularly unusual given that Elodie's title is obviously an important one.

    Web Animation 

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 
  • Thalia's Musings:
    • Thalia and her eight sisters make up the Nine Muses.
    • Apollo's son and daughter-in-law, Asclepius and Epione, have nine children.
    • At the end of Volume One, Calliope gives birth to the Corybantes, identical septuplet brothers.
  • Chakona Space:
    • It gives us the Goldfur/Forestwalker household. 16 cubs, with another on the way.
    • Goldfur fathered 2 (Malena, Lupu), Garrek x Goldfur 2x, Garrek x Malena (Triplets!), Midnight x Forest (Twins), Forest x Midnight, Boyce x Midnight, Boyce x Forest, Kris x Katrina, Kris x Leanna, Leanna x Katrina. Since Goldendale is still living with Goldie and Forest: Dale x Lupu. (Dale x Swiftwalk on the way.) As many of the cubs don't share more than a single parent, and a few don't share any. But Goldfur and Forest are siblings, and Forest is mated to Leanna, Kris and Trina. And, thanks to a Teleporter Accident, Dale is now Goldfur's accidental twin sister.
    • Neal Foster's 2 different sets of adopted cubs. (With 6 more on the way with his companions / mates, all of which he treats as if he fathered them himself.
  • The Bright family of SCP Foundation has six children: three sons, two daughters, and a sixth sibling who was Unpersoned after becoming the new iteration of Nobody. They aren't exactly portrayed in a positive light.

    Web Videos 
  • The noble de Rolo family of Critical Role had seven children, four boys, and three girls. All but one — player character Percy, the third-eldest — were killed before the story began. His younger sister Cassandra is later revealed to be alive as well.
  • The Parody Commercial "Powerthirst" promises that anyone who drinks it will have 400 babies.

    Western Animation 
  • Lor of The Weekenders has so many brothers that even she loses track of the exact number ("You can't count them! They keep moving around!"); however, she doesn't have a single sister. To make things worse, their parents seem to have eventually run out of names, as the page quote suggests.
  • Noah from Total Drama is the youngest of nine siblings, according to his online bio.
  • The Mighty B! - Gwen, right-hand girl and friend of the Alpha Bitch, Portia Gibbons, has five younger brothers.
  • Kaeloo:
    • Stumpy the squirrel's official bio says that he has 36 sisters.
    • Exaggerated with Kaeloo's family. She says she has 134,667 siblings! The end of the episode suggests that she may have made it up, though it isn't clear whether or not she did.
  • The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan. Four girls note , six boys note . Plus a dog who's treated as an actual family member.
  • Ty Lee from Avatar: The Last Airbender had six sisters. The problem was that they were all nearly identical; Ty Lee ran away from home to avoid becoming part of a "matching set."
  • In The Legend of Korra, Suyin Beifong has four sons and one daughter. Her unmarried, childless sister Lin mumbles that this sounds like a "nightmare." Meanwhile, Tenzin and Pema are just under this trope with two sons and two daughters.
    • When Mako and Bolin get lost in Ba Sing Sei, they wind up running into their father's extended family, which seems to be made up of dozens of people sharing one house. More a case of Massive Numbered Cousins, but it doesn't look like any of their relatives stopped at two or three kids.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • The Apple Family is enormous. Based on the number of cousins Applejack has, Granny Smith must've had at least ten foals. Alternatively, the Apple clan might be extending the meaning of "cousin" to include second and possibly even third cousins. Referring to distant cousins as just "cousin" isn't that unheard of in real life.
    Applejack: This here's Apple Fritter, Apple Bumpkin, Red Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Caramel Apple, Apple Strudel, Apple Tart, Baked Apple, Apple Brioche, Apple Cinnamon Crisp... [stops and gasps for breath] ...Big Macintosh, Apple Bloom, aaaaaaaaand Granny Smith.
    • In "Top Bolt" the reason showoff Sky Stinger becomes so attached to Vapor Trail is that his large family — he had at least four sisters — left him starved for attention from his parents. Vapor Trail herself is an inversion of the trope; she was an only child of overly-doting parents who appreciated being with someone who would take attention off her.
  • On Ugly Americans, Grimes has fifteen daughters and, to his displeasure, no sons.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Plankton is shown to have lots of cousins, possibly millions of them. The catch is they're all hillbillies.
  • Young Justice:
    • Miss Martian mentions having 12 sisters, and, according to Word of God, 17 brothers and 300 cousins.
    • Robin references the above mentioned Bat-Family in the first episode after being told he was going to be cloned.
      Robin: No thanks, Batcave is crowded enough!
  • On Gargoyles, a whole generation in each clan refers to each other as "rookery siblings," despite not necessarily being biologically related. Angela, for example, refers to having fifteen sisters.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Cletus Spuckler, the slack-jawed yokel, has many kids, who are a classic case of Aerith and Bob. The known named ones are:
      Gummy Sue, Tiffany, Andie, Gordon, Lizzie, Jackson, Heather, Cody, Dylan, Dermot, Jacob, Jordan, Taylor, Brittany, Wesley, Rumor, Scout, Cassidy, Zoe, Chloe, Max, Hunter, Rubella Scabies, Kendall, Caitlin, Noah, Sasha, Morgan, Kyra, Ian, Lauren, Q*bert, Condoleezza Marie, Phil, Birthday, Crystal Meth, Dubya, Incest, International Harvester, Jitney, Witney, Mary WrestleMania, Carl, Stabbed In Jail Spuckler, and long-lost son Carl Durant.
    • Apu and his wife became parents of a set of octuplets. "Holidays of Future Past" shows that each of them had a set of octuplets.
  • On Daria, the Lanes just qualify with five kids (Summer, Wind (a boy), Penny, Trent and Jane). So far Summer is the only one known to have kids of her own, with four.
  • Wheel Squad: Akim and his several siblings.
  • Phineas and Ferb: Lawrence Fletcher's brother Adrian has six children. There are three boys named Beckham, two boys named Pele, and one girl named Eliza Beckham Fletcher. Just shows how much Adrian loves Association Football.
  • In Code Lyoko, Odd has five older sisters (Louise, Marie, Elizabeth, Pauline, and Adele).
  • In Drawn Together, one Asian boy who's protesting Spanky's use of Ling-Ling to make shoes says it leaves him no way of making a living for his several dozen brothers and single sister.
  • On Dragon Tales, Cassie, one of the main dragon characters, is noted to have a very large family with 72 brothers and sisters, though only three or four of them are seen outside of a brief appearance in a song number featured as an interstitial.
  • According to his Action Figure File Card, the C.O.P.S. character Barricade credits his skill at riot control to growing up in a house with seven kids and only one bathroom.
  • Sofia the First: Winter the faun has seven brothers and three sisters.
  • The Loud House is about the misadventures of Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters.
  • Parodied on Family Guy; a deleted scene features with a Show Within a Show called Dodecatuplets.
  • Dade from Harvey Beaks have lots of siblings, being a rabbit and all.
  • The titular party from Toad Patrol consists of eight close-knit siblings.
  • Dijonay from The Proud Family is the oldest of ten.
  • Wanda from Wanda and the Alien has twelve siblings. Justified seeing as they are, well, rabbits.
  • Being a rabbit, Babs Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures has dozens of younger brothers and sisters, only one of whom has his name revealed (Mortimer). Averted with Buster, however, whose family is never seen.
  • Auriana from LoliRock has (at least) 32 sisters and at least one brother. However, that number may be more, since Auriana is shown evading capture at a young age, while a shot of her family in prison shows her mother with a baby and other girls much younger than Auriana.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil:
    • Flying Princess Pony Head has twelve younger sisters: Azniss, Angel, Khrysthalle, Jan-Jan, Pamanda, Shonda and Shinda, Hornanne, Teta, Chezna, Whistine, and Prances. Their father was trying for a male heir, but eventually gave up.
    • Ludo is one of fifty children, and claims that he was neglected as a result. The fact that he usurped the family castle has cemented his place as The Unfavorite, though he at least has a positive relationship with one brother, Dennis, then we find out at least 12 of them still like him.
  • Samurai Jack:
    • The Daughters of Aku are identical septuplets.
    • By Season 5, the Scotsman has had at least 41 daughters with his wife, with named ones being Flora, Maeve, Isla, Bradana, Murdina, Alana, Oban, Ardbey, Fiona, Assie, Bonnie, Lorna, Mawina, Shona, Nora, Piesil, Shanath, Euspeth, Edme, Freya, Gilbartha, Gesha, Grizela, Innes, Dawntha, Cora, Davina, and Kina (he was going to name more before they were cut off). Oddly enough, they are all Amazonian Beauties, unlike their parents.
  • Ripple from Splash and Bubbles is a seahorse with 499 brothers, all of whom are referred to by their numbers.
  • Lil-One from The Crumpets, who is the youngest child of the titular family, has 141 siblings including King, Ohoh, Caprice, Pfff, Ditzy, Triceps, Bother, Blister, Fynartz, and Grownboy.
  • Raimundo from Xiaolin Showdown mentions in one episode that he's one of eight siblings and has lots of relatives.
  • Steven Universe: Due to all being "made" by the same Diamond, Amethyst has many Quartz "sisters" in the form of the Famethyst.
  • Rafael Esquivel from Transformers: Prime claims to Ratchet he has a very large family he often feels lost in. A fuzzy cellphone photo reveals that, even linking two as the parents, he has about five other siblings, all older than him.
  • The twelve kids from Futurama's Cookieville Minimum-Security Orphanarium become this when they're all adopted by businessman Abner Doubledeal in "Yo Leela Leela".

    Real Life 
  • Truth in Television: Stephen Colbert is the youngest of eleven children and can recite them all in a Motor Mouth: Jimmy-Eddie-Mary-Billy-Margo-Tommy-Jay-Lulu-Paul-Peter-Stephen. Sadly, Paul and Peter (along with their father) died in a plane crash when Stephen was 11.
  • Moulay Ismail, the second ruler from the current royal family of Morocco and the longest reigning, had 4 wives (the maximum number in Muslim law) and about 500 concubines. European diplomats estimated that he had about 900, probably a little less over 1000 children through them. Guinness World Records regarded him as the human with the most number of children in history.
  • It applies to a greater or lesser extent to many Catholics. In some places and contexts, it is still the case, though not to the extent it would have been a few generations earlier. Unlike the Protestant Quiverfull movement, however, most aren't deliberately having massive numbers of children — just taking the injunctions against artificial birth control and abortion seriously. Some specific examples:
    • The Kennedys. Joseph P. Kennedy had nine children, including John; Robert, who had eleven; and Ted. Daughter Eunice Kennedy Shriver had five, as does her former son-in-law Arnold Schwarzenegger (four with former wife Maria Shriver, one acknowledged child from an affair).
    • Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame baseball pitcher who went on to become a US Senator from Kentucky, also had nine. In 2013, four years before his passing, he had 35 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
    • Philip Rivers, recently retired NFL quarterback noted for his adherence to Catholicism, also has nine.
    • Mark Wahlberg is the youngest of nine children from a Boston Catholic family, and also the youngest of his father's 12 children (three from his first marriage). His older brother Donnie from New Kids on the Block is the next-youngest one.
    • Amy Coney Barrett, who became a Justice of the US Supreme Court in 2020, has seven (five biological, two adopted).
    • Mark Hamill, from a mid-20th-century conservative Catholic family, is the fourth of seven children.
    • Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino has six; sadly, one died in infancy from a congenital heart condition.
  • Also applies more or less to many Muslims. The strict Salafi branch, in particular, equates abortion, even those not already developing into a fetus, as murder, and definitely encourages procreation. Combine this with a certain infamous rule that's actually not meant to be used in peaceful times, but some men have abused anyhow (it's polygamy, by the way), and one Salafi man can have as many as 60 children. See King Saud's entry below.
  • Most Jewish denominations (including many versions of Orthodoxy) no longer follow or teach this practice, but very traditional groups like the Hasidic still keep to it.
  • In the United States, there's the Christian-based "Open Quiver" or "Quiverfull" movement, where families try to have as many children as they possibly can in order to develop "an army for Christ". Families within the group with ten or more children are not uncommon.
  • The "Octomom". Octuplets... in addition to the six she already had. In vitro was involved, of course.
  • Not to mention the McCaughey septuplets of Iowa (born in 1997), the first complete set of that size to survive infancy. (Yes, IVF was involved in that one as well.) The McCaugheys previously had one daughter.
  • Fred Phelps, the controversial leader of the extremely homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, had 13 children. The most well-known is Shirley Phelps-Roper, who has 11. In all, Phelps had 63 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, most of whom are members of his cult/church.
  • Philip Rivers isn't the only NFL player with massive numbers of children or siblings. James Harrison, a linebacker who spent almost all of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has 13 siblings, as does former Dallas Cowboys linebacker D.D. Lewis. At least two former players have similar numbers of children—cornerback Antonio Cromartie has 14 with eight women, and offensive lineman Bruce Collie 13 with his wife.
  • This trope tends to be a common focus for Reality TV shows.
    • The Duggar family's show isn't called 19 Kids and Counting for nothing. Michelle Duggar is the youngest of seven herself.
    • The Gosselin family from Jon & Kate Plus Eight. Obviously, they have eight kids, one set of twins and one set of sextuplets, born in the span of three years thanks to fertility treatments.
    • In Bringing Up Bates, Kelly and Gil have 19 kids. Unlike the Duggars, the Bates have no sets of twins.
  • The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as well as its various branches and various other branches of Mormonism, practice polygamous marriages, marry women quite young (in fact the FLDS has gotten in trouble for this, as in some cases underage girls have been married off), and eschew birth control, leading to huge families. A few people who have left their communities have written about their experiences; wives having 10+ children apiece and multiple wives pregnant at the same time are not at all uncommon. For prominent men in the community with three, four, or more wives, this can lead to upwards of 50 whole and half siblings in one family.
    • That said, the FLDS and other polygamous Mormon sects are a very small part of the LDS movement. The mainstream Mormon body, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or LDS Church), repudiated polygamy in 1890, and wants no part of polygamous groups. Large families are more common in the LDS Church than in the US in general, but not to the extremes of polygamous sects.
    • An LDS Church example is the Osmond musical family. Family patriarch George and his wife Olive had nine children, eight sons and one daughter. Some of them went on to play this trope to a T themselves: Tom has nine children, Alan has eight, Wayne has five, Merrill has six, Donny has five, and Marie has seven (two biological, five adopted). In total, George had 55 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren when he died in 2007.
  • Food Network cook Sandra Lee practically raised her five younger siblings after her mother's second divorce, buying groceries, preparing meals, caring for the children, and handling the family's finances by the tender age of eleven.
  • Ronan Farrow, an American freelance journalist, Child Prodigy, and son of director Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow, is one of fourteen (four biological and ten adopted) children. And that's just on his mother's side.
  • The English and British royals provide a number of notable examples:
    • It's not often remembered, but Henry VIII had eight legitimate children, though only three survived past infancy; in addition to their lone surviving daughter Mary I, he and Catherine of Aragon had four babies who were stillborn or died shortly after birth, and a fifth ("Little Prince Hal") who died from an unknown cause at the age of two months. After divorcing Catherine, he would then go on to father Elizabeth I with Anne Boleyn and Edward with Jane Seymour. Boleyn also had two relatively late miscarriages, and some historians count these as well, which brings the total to ten. In addition, Henry had one acknowledged illegitimate child (Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond), and may have had as many as six others that he did not formally acknowledge.
    • Henry was himself one of many siblings. His parents, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, had eight children, only half of whom - Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary - survived childhood. Elizabeth, Edward, Edmund, and Katherine all died before the age of four.
      • It was a family trait, as Henry's mother Elizabeth (the daughter of Edward IV) was the eldest of ten legitimate children. Her father also acknowledged at least four illegitimate children.
    • George III and his queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg had fifteen children, of whom all managed to reach their first birthday (a rarity in those days). Thirteen reached adulthood (one died a little short of his second birthday, and one died at the age of four), and six of those had surviving issue (although in at least one case,note  the only surviving issue was illegitimate).
    • Speaking of which, one of George III's thirteen surviving children, his third son William Henry (who would take the throne as William IV) had this—but not with his legitimate wife and queen, Adelaide. As a third son, he had not originally been expected to inherit the throne, and so he took up a career as a naval officer. Being a third son, he also refused to marry some random foreign princess or some equally random daughter of a British Peer, and instead lived with his beloved mistress, the Irish actress Dorothea Jordan, for twenty years. William and Dorothea had ten children, who took the name FitzClarence (after his title as Duke of Clarence). William only married Adelaide after becoming heir presumptive, at which point he had already separated from Dorothea; they had two daughters, both of whom died in infancy.
    • Queen Victoria had nine children, all of whom survived childhood (which was quite impressive, even for royals with full access to the most advanced medicine).note  These children went on to marry just about every other monarch on the continent. She's not known as "the Grandmother of Europe" for nothing.
  • German politician and current president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is the mother of seven.
  • Maria Theresa had sixteen children (ten survived to adulthood), and so did her third son Leopold.
  • Philippe Ier, duc d'Orléans, only sibling of Louis XIV, puts up a rather less impressive seven children from two marriages (including one stillborn and two that died in childhood), but what makes this impressive is (1) Massive Numbered Cousins—his surviving children, save one, had lots of kids, who went on to marry most of the Catholic royalty of the Continent, leading historians to call him "the grandfather of Europe" and (2) the fact that he was gay, and everyone knew he was gay (he managed to be flaming and prissy in dress in an era when men's fashion involved lace frills and rouge, though nobody dared cross him because he was also a tremendous badass), but he still got over his probable distaste for it and actually managed to become "the grandfather of Europe." (As a royal, marrying and having children was required,note  but rather than simply do the minimum he could have gotten away with—having one or two children and not remarrying after his first wife died—he did his full duty and then some.) He definitely had more surviving legitimate children than his straight big brother (who had six legitimate children, but only one—Louis le Grand Dauphin—survived childhood).
  • Par for the course in many Royal and Imperial families, as seen with the examples above, and there are far too many to list them all. Charlemagne beats them all in the long run, starting with his 8 sons and some daughters. These children lived to adulthood and many went on to have (varying numbers) of their own children. As a result, a great many in Western Europe can claim some genetic descent from Charles the Great. note 
  • Sufjan Stevens has five siblings, and large families occasionally feature in the plots of his songs.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker has seven siblings, most of whom also have careers in the entertainment industry.
  • All of the New Kids on the Block members (save for Danny Wood) came from numerous families. Jonathan and Jordan were the fifth and sixth of six kids, respectively, whereas Joe was the "runt" among nine.
  • The Jacksons. Joseph and Katherine Jackson had ten children (one died shortly after birth), including Michael and Janet (the respective eighth and tenth siblings). The fourth sibling, Jermaine, has seven children.
  • The Kardashians, counting their stepbrothers and half-sisters (see Theme Initials), add up to ten siblings.
  • Macaulay and Kieran Culkin have three brothers and two sisters.
  • John Tyler, President of the United States between 1841 and 1845 was the father of fifteen children from two marriages, the most for any President. Only one didn't survive into adulthood. His last child, a daughter, was born when Tyler was 70. His next-to-last son, born when Tyler was 63, also fathered children when he was over 70; thus, Tyler has one grandson still living (and another didn't pass until late September 2020). For an example of what this means, see this [1].
  • Tyler's predecessor William Henry Harrison had 10 children, all from one marriage. Harrison's son John Scott Harrison in turn had 13 children from two marriages with ten from the second, including future President Benjamin Harrison.
  • James Buchanan, President #15, was the eldest of nine children.
  • Historically, Pharaoh Ramses the Great had 110 children. Obviously, this was through numerous women, including three of his own daughters. (Also a sister, but that was par for the course among the royal family.)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach had twenty children, many of whom became successful composers or performers in the family tradition. Granted, he was married twice (although that doesn't affect things too much: his first wife Maria Barbara died young—just 35 years old—after giving him seven children, and his second wife Anna Magdalena gave him 13 children and found time to sing and to edit and compile his compositions, to boot), and several of them died in infancy, but still, it's a lot.
  • Carlos Mencia is the 17th of 18 children.
  • Charles Darwin was the fifth of six children; his wife Emma was the youngest of seven. He himself went on to have nine children, two of whom died in infancy and one who died at the age of 10.
  • Mrs. Valentina Vassilyeva was pregnant twenty-seven times. She had sixty-nine children.
  • Jim Henson and his wife Jane fulfilled the bare minimum for this trope — they had five children, all of whom now work in the puppetry field.
  • Another "bare minimum" case: Greek NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is the third of five brothers.
  • Hanson are the three oldest of seven children. Taylor and his wife have seven.
  • Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia, had dozens of children (the exact number is unknown) through his 22 wives. His sons have been ruling Saudi Arabia since his death in 1953. His sons have had similar numbers of children. His son Saud notably had 115.
  • Arthur Guinness, founder of the Guinness brewery, had 21 children. Ten survived to adulthood.
  • Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was the 18th of 19 children, of whom 9 survived to adulthood.
  • Benjamin Franklin was the 15th of his father's 17 children.note 
  • Actor Stellan Skarsgård has eight children. His oldest sons Alexander and Gustaf are following in their father's footsteps.
  • As of October 2020, actor, comedian and singer Eddie Murphy has ten children.
  • Genghis Khan and his children had such large families that 8% of all of Asia can show a direct lineage to the Great Khan. That's 16 million people, not counting other parts of the world where his genes have shown up.
    • Even looking at his legitimate line with his khatun Börte, Genghis qualifies. They had nine children, four sonsnote  and five daughters with Börte, all of whom lived long enough to marry, and most if not all had children (a remarkable achievement in the 13th century).
  • The real-life Georg von Trapp had Rupert, Agathe, Maria, Werner, Hedwig, Johanna, and Martina with his first wife Agathe. With his second wife Maria, he had three more children: Rosmarie, Eleonore, and Johannes.
  • Castle's Stana Katic is the first-born of six children.
  • Country singer Loretta Lynn has eight siblings, including singer Crystal Gayle. Lynn herself has six children, including twins.
  • While not a human, Randy the guinea pig and his brood deserves a mention. After somehow breaking into the female enclosure at Hatton Country World in Warwickshire, England, and escaping discovery for a few weeks, he managed to impregnate all 100 females. That makes for about 400 siblings.
  • Pro wrestler Bret Hart is the eighth child of twelve. Owen Hart was the youngest.
  • Augustus II the Strong, King of Poland had one legitimate son, Augustus III of Poland and eight illegitimate children whom he recognised. He may, however, have had as many as 365 or 382 children!
  • Chris Savino, the creator of The Loud House is the ninth of ten children. He has five sisters and four brothers; five of the Loud sisters were named after all of his sisters.
  • Two prominent New Zealand sportspeople—two-time Olympic shot put gold medalist Valerie Adams and NBA player Steven Adams—are among their father's 18 children with five women. The "massive" part of the trope fits in another way—the sons average 6'9"/2.06 m and the daughters average 6'0"/1.83 m. (Valerie is 6'4"/1.93 m; Steven is 6'11"/2.11 m, the same height as their father.)
  • Famous track-and-field Olympian Wilma Rudolph was child number 20 out of 22.
  • Boxing great Sonny Liston was his mother's 12th child of 13 and his father's 24th of 25.note 
  • Hall of Fame NBA player Dennis Rodman is one of his father's acknowledged 29 children with 16 women.
  • Controversial Christian activist The Activist Mommy is the mother of ten children.
  • Marlon Brando had 16 known children (13 biological, three adopted). It's also rumored that he is Courtney Love's grandfather through her mother Linda Carroll, whose own mother was a roommate of Brando's around the time of her conception.
  • La revanche des berceaux ("the revenge of the cradle") is a term coined to describe the high birth rates and large families among 19th century French Canadians, a phenomenon that was felt like a demographic revenge on the British conqueror.
  • Irish artist Christy Brown had 22 siblings, nine of whom died in infancy.
  • Robert Clary is the youngest of fourteen children.
  • Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has twelve children, two of whom are adopted.
  • Chloe Bennet has seven brothers - four biological, three foster/adopted. Her maternal half-brother, Luca, born in 2019, is twenty-seven years younger than her.
  • Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw share seven children between them, including actress Jessica Capshaw and actress and singer Sasha Spielberg. Jessica also has three paternal half-siblings.
  • YouTube vloggers Our Tribe of Many have ten children. Even more unusually, they're a Gender-Equal Ensemble: five girls and five boys.
  • Brazilian comedian Dadá Coelho has twelve siblings, something that earned her mother the local nickname "Maria the Pregnant".note 
  • Author David Sedaris and actor Amy Sedaris are the second and fourth children from a family of six siblings. Discussed by David in some of his essays where he points out that in the time and place where they grew up (the southern United States in the 1960s), having six kids was just on the larger size of a normal family set-up rather than being seen as unusual.
  • George XII, last king of Georgia (Europe), had 23 children. Even more unusually for an 18th-century monarch, all of his children were legitimate. He and his first wife Ketevan Andronikashvili had twelve children, and after Ketevan's death he married Mariam Tsitsishvili and had eleven more children.
    • Several of George's children and grandchildren also had large families. One of his sons had ten children and another had thirteen, while one of his grandsons had nine.
    • George's father Heraclius II was married three times and also had 23 children — 2 with his first wife, 2 with his second, and 19 with his third.
  • Earlier in Georgia's history there was Levan of Kakheti, who had 2 children with his first wife and 14 with his second.

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