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        All the complex ties of blood and marriage.

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      2. Ambiguously Related: Characters' actions and similarities suggest they might be related.
      3. Amicably Divorced: Parents remain on good terms with each other despite being divorced.
      4. Anti-Nepotism: A character treats their family members coldly at work to avoid committing nepotism.
      5. Appeal to Familial Wisdom: My relative told me this, so it must be right.
      6. Apron Matron: An imposing mother figure.
      7. 恩尼斯三世Aristocrat Team: A team where it is possible that certain members of rich/noble bloodlines team-up together.
      8. Artificial Family Member: A robot or an Artificial Human that is treated as their creator's own child.
      9. Awkward Father-Son Bonding Activity: A father tries to bond with his son, who is quite reluctant to do so.
      10. Babies Ever After: A couple is shown to have started a family at the end of the story.
      11. Badass Family: A family who battles together.
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      13. Band of Relatives: A musical group comprised of relatives.
      14. Big, Screwed-Up Family: A horribly bleak, loveless, and all around dysfunctional family.
      15. Black Sheep: A character who sticks out from the rest of their family.
      16. Blended Family Drama: Tension among new stepparents and stepsiblings.
      17. Bonding Over Missing Parents: Characters become close with each other upon finding out they both have missing/dead parents.
      18. A Boy, a Girl, and a Baby Family: A family where the children consist of one son, one daughter, and a baby of either gender.
      19. Breaking the Cycle of Bad Parenting: A parent or parental figure who is shown as a better parent then their own.
      20. Brother–Sister Team: Siblings who work together.
      21. Cannibal Clan: A family who kills and eats their dinner guests.
      22. Cain and Abel and Seth: Two well known siblings have a third sibling no one really pays much thought to.
      23. Chaste Toons: Characters who have nieces and nephews but never any children of their own.
      24. Chubby Mama, Skinny Papa: The mother is plump while the father is thin.
      25. The Clan: A large extensive family, often one of nobility.
      26. Coattail-Riding Relative: A character who tries to leech off their family's wealth/status.
      27. 恩尼斯三世Common Law Marriage: A family where the parents aren't legally married for some reason.
      28. Cool Uncle: An uncle (or sometimes aunt) that is beloved by their niece/nephew.
      29. Country Cousin: A relative that lives out in the rural south.
      30. Creepy Family: A very strange or downright scary family, often one literally of supernatural origin.
      31. Creepy Uncle: The uncle (or sometimes aunt) who lusts after their niece/nephew.
      32. Daddy DNA Test: A DNA test done to figure out who a child's father is.
      33. Dad's Off Fighting in the War: A character's parents are off fighting in a war.
      34. Denying the Dead Parent's Sins: A character refuses to believe that their deceased parent has a dark past.
      35. Did Not Die That Way: A family member's death turns out to be not what a character thought it was.
      36. Dinner and a Show: When dysfunctional families eat together, fights are likely to break out.
      37. Disappeared Dad: A character's mother is accounted for, but their father isn't so much as mentioned.
      38. Disneyland Dad: A divorced parent who spoils their children.
      39. Don't Split Us Up: Siblings are threatened with being separated from each other by divorce or foster care.
      40. Don't Tell Mama: A character doesn't want their family to know about their criminal activities.
      41. Doting Grandparent: A grandparent who's hip and spoils their grandchildren.
      42. Double In-Law Marriage: Two pairs of siblings are married to each other.
      43. Dreaded Kids' Table: During large family meals, kids who aren't quite adults are forced to sit with smaller children, much to their dismay.
      44. The Dreaded Pretend Tea Party: When a family has a young daughter, it's inevitable that one of the members will be subjected to one of her pretend tea parties.
      45. Dysfunctional Family: The family where everyone behaves as though they don't like each other.
      46. 恩尼斯三世Elder Abuse: A character treats their elderly family members horribly, either by physical abuse or Financial Abuse.
      47. Emancipated Child: A character who splits off from their parents.
      48. Embarrassing Relative Teacher: A relative becomes staff at a child's school, and humiliates them.
      49. Empty Nest: A home where a couple's children have grown up and left the house.
      50. Estranged Soap Family: Family members never show up for their relative's important life events.
      51. Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Evil characters have their mother as their Morality Pet.
      52. Evil Matriarch: A mother or mother figure who is terribly wicked to her children.
      53. Evil Nephew: The villainous nephew who plots to murder his uncle.
      54. Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Villainous characters who become parents strive to raise their children to be model citizens.
      55. Evil Uncle: The wicked uncle (or sometimes aunt) that mistreats their niece/nephew.
      56. Family Business: A business such as a store or a restaurant that's owned by a family.
      57. Family Disunion: Family reunions are a source of major drama.
      58. Family Honor: Families with a huge degree of honor and respect expect their members to live up to it.
      59. Family of Choice: Unrelated characters treat each other as though they were family.
      60. Family Portrait of Characterization: A family portrait tells us something about the members.
      61. The Family That Slays Together: A family of murderers or other kinds of rogues.
      62. Famous Ancestor: A character is a descendant of someone famous.
      63. Father, I Want to Marry My Brother: A child expresses an innocent desire to marry a family member.
      64. 恩尼斯三世Feminine Mother, Tomboyish Daughter: A mother is more traditionally feminine than her daughter, which may cause conflict.
      65. Feuding Families: Families who despise each other to the point of actually going to war.
      66. Financial Abuse: A character abuses their family member by using money to control them.
      67. Friends Are Chosen, Family Aren't: A character has a bad relationship with their family but a good relationship with their friends.
      68. "Getting My Own Room" Plot: A family member wants their own room.
      69. Grandparental Obliviousness: A grandparent left in charge of their grandchildren is too senile to keep a proper eye on them.
      70. Grandparent Favoritism: A grandparent who shares a close bond with/had a preference for their children's offspring that they don't (or didn't) have with their children.
      71. Happily Adopted: A character lives a happy life with their adoptive family.
      72. Hereditary Hairstyle: A hairstyle that's passed down through a family.
      73. The Hilarious Table: Family members are shown laughing and joking with each other around a table.
      74. Hippie Parents: Former flower children that have become parents.
      75. Honor-Related Abuse: A character is mistreated or killed by their family for the sake of preserving the family's honor.
      76. Honorary Uncle: A character who is considered an honorary member of their friend's family.
      77. How Dad Met Mom: A character tells their children the story of how they met their spouse.
      78. Humble Parent, Spoiled Kids: One or both parents in a family are down to earth people while their kids are Spoiled Brats.
      79. I Am Not My Father: A character actively defies becoming like their parent.
      80. I Have a Family: A character pleads for their life by mentioning they have a family to care for.
      81. I Have No Son!: A character is disowned by their family.
      82. Identical Grandson: A character closely resembles their ancestor.
      83. 恩尼斯三世Illegal Guardian: A wicked relative of a character gains guardianship of them through unscrupulous means in order to get their money.
      84. In the Blood: When characters are born into an evil family, they run the risk of becoming evil themselves.
      85. It Runs in the Family: Family members tend to have similar personalities.
      86. Lamarck Was Right: A character inherits a non-genetic trait from their parents.
      87. Long-Lost Relative: A character meets someone that's later revealed to be related to them.
      88. Love Father, Love Son: The child of a character's unrequited crush marries said character
      89. Love-Obstructing Parents: The parents of the protagonist's Love Interest make their love life difficult.
      90. Luke, I Am Your Father: A character finds out their parentage in a plot twist.
      91. Mage Born of Muggles: Two non-magical characters give birth to a child who has magic.
      92. Mama Didn't Raise No Criminal: The family of a criminal denies that their child could ever be such a thing.
      93. Meet the In-Laws: A character is introduced to their future spouse's relatives.
      94. Missing Mom: A character's father is present, but their mother is never accounted for.
      95. A Mistake Is Born: A character is unwanted by their family or the character is unplanned.
      96. Motherhood Is Superior: Mothers tend to love the children more than their fathers do.
      97. Muggle Born of Mages: Magic using characters have a non-magical child.
      98. Multigenerational Household: A home where a character lives with their parents, grandparents, great grandparents, etc.
      99. Nephewism: A character lives with another relative (often an aunt or an uncle) without any explanation on where their parents are.
      100. Nepotism: A character shows favoritism towards a relative at work.
      101. Not Actually His Child: One character is believed the biological parent of another. Turns out they were wrong.
      102. 恩尼斯三世Nuclear Family: The standard issue family consisting of a mother, a father, and their children.
      103. Obnoxious In-Laws: A character is hated on/mistreated by their spouse's relatives.
      104. Ode to Family: A song about family relationships.
      105. Offing the Offspring: A character kills or tries to kill their child.
      106. One Normal Night: An embarrassing family pretends to be normal when meeting their child's date.
      107. Outliving One's Offspring: A character's children die before they do.
      108. Paid-for Family: A character pays some strangers to pretend to be their family.
      109. Parental Abandonment: Neither the character's mother or father is seen or mentioned.
      110. Parent-Child Team: Parents work together with their children.
      111. Parents Know Their Children: Parents are able to recognize their children even when they're in disguise.
      112. Parents Walk In at the Worst Time: Parents have a habit of walking in on their children hanging out with their Love Interest.
      113. The Patriarch: A man who is the head of his family.
      114. Pater Familicide: A man murders his family.
      115. Platonic Co-Parenting: Characters who aren't romantically involved raise children together.
      116. The Power of Family: Members of a family share unbreakable bonds.
      117. Pursuing Parental Perils: A character decides to take up their dead parent's occupation.
      118. Raised by Grandparents: A character is raised by their grandparents rather than their parents.
      119. Real Men Hate Affection: The men in the family refuse to openly show affection for each other.
      120. Relatively Flimsy Excuse: A character claims to be the main character's relative.
      121. 恩尼斯三世Replacement Sibling: A child is born to a couple whose previous child died.
      122. Royally Screwed Up: Royal families that are prone to breeding mentally ill/evil members.
      123. Ruling Family Massacre: A nation's royal family is murdered when an enemy nation seizes control.
      124. Secret Legacy: The Hero discovers his extraordinary family legacy.
      125. Secret Other Family: A character has another family that's unbeknownst to their other one.
      126. Shared Family Quirks: Family members tend to have similar behavioral traits.
      127. Shed the Family Name: A character changes their family name in order to disassociate themself from a hated family member.
      128. Strict Parents Make Sneaky Kids: Super strict parenting causes the children to become good at hiding things from their parents.
      129. Strong Family Resemblance: Children closely resemble their parents.
      130. Struggling Single Mother: An unwed/widowed mother who deals with the stress of raising children on her own.
      131. Successful Sibling Syndrome: A character feels overshadowed by their more successful sibling.
      132. Super Family Team: A superhero team who happens to be a family.
      133. Tangled Family Tree: A family tree with a little too much incest going on.
      134. That Thing Is Not My Child!: A character refuses to consider a clone or artificially created person made from their DNA to be their family member.
      135. They Do: Characters marry and start a family.
      136. Thicker Than Water: Loyalty to family members always comes first.
      137. Three Successful Generations: Successive family members that have achieved success.
      138. Turn Out Like His Father: A character ends up becoming like their parent.
      139. Unknown Relative: A relative is unknown.
      140. 恩尼斯三世Unpleasant Parent Reveal: A character meets their missing parent, only to find out that they're not anything like the child had hoped they would be.
      141. Wacky Parent, Serious Child: The parent is spontaneous and goofy while the child is more sensible and The Stoic.
      142. Wedding-Enhanced Fertility: A couple starts a family shortly after marrying.
      143. What If the Baby Is Like Me?: A parent to be worries about their child inheriting their negative traits.
      144. White Sheep: A non-evil member of an evil family.
      145. Woobie Family: A family that's prone to misfortune.
      146. Wrestling Family: A family of professional wrestlers.
      147. Your Tradition Is Not Mine: A character rebels against their family's way of living.

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