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Basic Trope: A family in the story are badasses when together.

  • Straight: In the RPG Legendary Heroes, the main characters Alice, Bob, Carol, and Dan are all cousins and siblings (Bob and Dan are brothers to Alice and Carol respectively).
  • Exaggerated:
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  • Downplayed: David and his son Edgar are martial artists but his brother and wife are not.
  • Justified:
    • The main characters inherit the power of the five children.
    • The main characters are part of a warrior caste trained from childhood in martial arts.
  • Inverted: With more relatives, they become a Power Limiter for each other.
  • Subverted: The family members are all fighting each other.
  • Double Subverted: The family was fighting each other for only a short time. Then they continue fighting the villains.
  • Parodied: A family of badasses who continuously bicker while they fight the villains.
  • Zig Zagged: Some families are martial artists (or otherwise skilled in fighting) but other families aren't skilled in fighting.
  • Averted: The family have no fighting skills whatsoever.
  • Enforced: "We need more badasses, but we can't add more characters! I know, let's make an existing family fighting experts!"
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  • Lampshaded: "The family that kicks butt together, stays together."
  • Invoked:
    • The family starts training in fighting.
    • The Battle Couple knows that their enemies will likely target the kids. Why not make sure the kids can hold their own?
    • The family is part of a Proud Warrior Race. To not train your kids in fighting would be as unthinkable as not teaching them to read.
  • Exploited: The family's enemies know that if you can get Grandma, then you can lure everyone else into a trap.
  • Defied: The family stops fighting.
  • Discussed: "Look, honey. You're an action mom, I'm an action dad. The only way our kids are going to survive to adulthood is if we train them to keep up."
  • Conversed: "You ever noticed that ass-kicking seems to run in the family as far as these kind of shows are concerned?"
  • Implied: Mom and dad's careers are well-known, but when they're out on a mission, some dumb crooks break in. One Gilligan Cut later, the kids have the crooks hogtied and are arguing over whose turn it is to polish the weapons.

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