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Basic Trope: Everyone in a work is somehow related.

  • Straight: Over the course of Tales of Troperia, Bob finds out The Lancer Alice is his half-sister, Big Bad Charles is his father, and Trickster Mentor Diana is his paternal aunt.
  • Exaggerated: And that one innkeeper he once stayed with is his second cousin once removed. Who knew?
  • Downplayed: Bob only discovers Alice is his half-sister over the course of Tales of Troperia.
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  • Justified: Diana kidnapped baby Bob from Charles and tried to raise him in ignorance of his evil heritage, but still surrounded by family.
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: The old Charles family tree doesn't list Bob as his son or Alice as his daughter, thus they are not his children.
  • Double Subverted: But the DNA test says that indeed they are.
  • Parodied: Every character Bob meets on his journeys is somehow a blood relative of his.
  • Zigzagged: There are many characters in Bob's journey that aren't related to him, but there are quite a few who are.
  • Averted: No one is related to anyone.
  • Enforced: "So, if Alice isn't Bob's love interest, she needs a reason to follow him on his quest. Let's make them brother and sister."
  • Lampshaded:
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  • Invoked: Charles, back in his younger days, Really Got Around, and thus has several dozen sons and daughters running around the town.
  • Exploited: A con artist poses as a relative of Bob's, knowing he is related to much of the town, to scam him.
  • Defied: We learn that, after a Groin Attack, Charles was left infertile long before Alice and Bob could have been born, so he could not be their father and Diana could not be their aunt.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: We see the Charles family tree is quite large, and notice many familiar names around the tree.

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