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Basic Trope: Deceased relative leaves fortune, or some of it, to his/her pet.

  • Straight: Great Aunt Hortense leaves most of her fortune to her Lap Dog, Mister Snuggles.
  • Exaggerated: Great Aunt Hortense has a humongous menagerie of all kinds of animals and leaves her entire fortune to them.
  • Downplayed: The family gets a sizable portion of the estate, while the Yorkshire Terrier gets the Aunt's collection of bottle caps.
  • Justified: The family was deemed inadaquite inherritors and Aunt Hortense wants her precious little dog to be taken care of.
    • Great Aunt Hortense has no other family.
  • Inverted: Mister Snuggles leaves money to his fateful maid, Great Aunt Hortense.
  • Subverted: Despite the Old Aunt's stinginess during life, she leaves most of her money to her relatives.
  • Double Subverted: But Mister Snuggles gets her mansion and her sports car.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: "I can't believe the dog got the estate and I get Aunt Hortense's collection of creepy dolls!"
  • Conversed: ???

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