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Basic Trope: A character has an uncle or aunt who is evil.

  • Straight: Alice's Uncle Bob treats his niece with utter contempt and goes out of his way to cause her serious harm.
  • Exaggerated: Every single one of Alice's parents' siblings or siblings-in-law are completely rotten to their niece.
  • Downplayed: Uncle Bob isn't evil, per se, but he does tend to be very rude and inconsiderate to his niece.
  • Justified: Uncle Bob is a Child Hater.
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  • Inverted: Uncle Bob is way more loving and caring to his niece than her parents are.
  • Subverted: Alice suspects that her Uncle Bob is up to something sinister, but finds out that she is mistaken and that her uncle is just misunderstood.
  • Double Subverted: Alice is shown to have another uncle who is found out to be a truly despicable bastard.
  • Parodied:
    • Everyone in the family addresses Uncle Bob as "Evil Uncle Bob".
    • Uncle Bob acts like a hammy supervillain and isn't taken seriously by the rest of the family.
  • Zig Zagged: Some of Alice's parents' siblings are nice to their niece and some of them are not.
  • Averted:
    • No uncles or aunts in the work are evil.
    • Uncles and aunts are not present in the work at all.
  • Enforced: "We want Alice's nemesis to have a personal connection to her, and since having the main villain be her dad could be a touch predictable, I think we should have him be her uncle."
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  • Lampshaded: "What did you do to your uncle to make him loathe you so much, Alice?"
  • Invoked: Bob decides to mistreat his niece for whatever reason.
  • Exploited: Uncle Bob manipulates his family into letting him off the hook whenever he gets caught for his crimes.
  • Defied: Uncle Bob refuses to let his life be controlled by his irrational aversion toward his niece.
  • Discussed: "Surprise, surprise. It turns out the bad guy is the hero's uncle. Why does being someone's parent's brother or sister automatically make you evil?"
  • Conversed: "What I don't get is how come the evil uncle's sibling and sibling-in-law decide to go easy on him just because he's family".
  • Implied: Alice makes a brief mention of an uncle she never got along with who is now in jail.
  • Deconstructed: Uncle Bob's mistreatment of Alice puts him in a heap of trouble and damages the trust his sibling and sibling-in-law put in him.
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  • Reconstructed: Uncle Bob learns to be more discreet about his evil ways and refrains from doing things that would end badly for him.
  • Played For Laughs: Uncle Bob is seen in a flashback scowling at baby Alice, only for his infant niece to hit him in the face with her rattle.
  • Played For Drama: Uncle Bob has been so horrifically abusive to Alice that his niece suffers severe trauma.

There's no way your parents will believe that you have an Evil Uncle

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