Everyone Is Related
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Everyone is Related occurs when one character is/turns out to be a close relation of another character, something that's either established or comes as a surprise. This trope also happens, and perhaps more often, in crossovers.
General Examples of this Trope
- The zine Relativity is based entirely on the idea that just about all characters in 1980s television are cousins, brothers, husbands and wives.
- The zine Friends and Lovers contains a shared universe that crosses Remington Steele, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, and MacGyver by having them all intermarry.
- The zine Brotherly Love has the premise that Daniel is Jack's 4-year old half-brother.
- In Written in the Stars by VampyrAlex, Daniel of Stargate SG-1 and Blair of the Sentinel are brothers.
- In Little Brother by NotJana Xander Harris is Abby Sciuto's younger brother (Buffy/NCIS)
- In Fortune Days by jezaeiri (WIP) Buffy Summers is Tony Stark's previously unknown daughter.(Buffy/Iron Man)
Examples of this Trope in "The Sentinel"
The Sentinel and Blair's unknown father provides a wide palette for this trope to play out.
- In Homeward Bound by Alyjude, Thomas Magnum of Magnum PI is Blair’s father
- In In a Land of Shadow by Gil Hale, Ray Doyle of The Professionals is Blair’s father
- In Outside Influences by Candy Apple, Dave Starsky of Starsky and Hutch is Blair’s father
- In Spare Parts Missing Scene by Debra Baschal, Jim Ellison is Blair’s father
- In Fathers and Sons by Belladonna, Jack O'Neill of Stargate SG-1 is Blair's father
- In Family and Strangers by Susan MacDonald, Chris Larabee of Magnificent Seven is Blair's father
- In the MacGyver & Sons series by Cindy Combs, MacGyver of MacGyver is Blair's father
- In the Birthright Series by Rimilod, William Ellison is Blair's father
Examples of this trope in "Once Upon A Time"
Spend a little more time in this town, love, you'll realise just about everyone's related
The show OUAT has a reputation within fandom for this trope in canon, and hence fanworks often incorporate it. Memes about both the complexity and obsurdity of the family tree are fairly common, especially since the series includes such a wide variety of fairy tale and Disney characters. Henry Mills being the grandson of Snow White and Prince Charming, being adopted by the Evil Queen (who later gets together with Robin Hood), and marrying Cinderella is only a fraction of the show's canonical relationship strangeness, and fanworks and headcanons are more than happy to make comments on how everyone is seemingly related to everyone else.