Fictional Family Tree

Dive into the fascinating family trees from TV, movies, and novels

What Is A Fictional Family Tree?

Just like a family tree in real life, a fictional family tree is a family tree involving characters from media. 

Also called fictional genealogy, fictional family trees are commonly used in work whose universe and story are extensive, including novels, cinematic universes, and TV shows. Creating a fictional family tree can add a sense of depth to a character or a family.

Fictional family trees are created when a character’s family spans multiple generations throughout a piece of content. These are usually created for important characters in the story, characters who are of nobility or have a rich ancestral background, or fictional families who are interrelated to each other. 

Aside from writers, people who play tabletop role-playing games can use fictional family trees to beef up their character’s lore.

How Do You Make A Fictional Family Tree?

The first step to making a fictional family tree is by knowing which characters need them. If they’re important or affluent in your fictional universe, come from a big family, or are extremely connected to the other people in your story, then a family tree can be a great idea to flesh out the lore.

There are many tools to help you create a fictional family tree for your character or a character you like, such as MyHeritage, FamilyTreeX, and Word Anvil. Even online design applications such as Canva have free templates that can help you illustrate your fictional family tree.

Prominent Examples Of Fictional Families


  • The Riveras in Coco
  • The Skywalker family in Star Wars
  • The Corleone family in The Godfather
  • The Robinsons in Meet the Robinsons
  • The Cullens in Twilight


  • The Targaryens in Game of Thrones/House of the Dragon
  • The Sopranos in The Sopranos
  • The Simpsons family in The Simpsons
  • Prince Henry’s family in Once Upon a Time
  • The Collins family in Dark Shadows


  • The Weasley family in Harry Potter
  • The Baggins family in Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit
  • House Lannister in A Song of Ice and Fire
  • House Atreides in Dune
  • The Bridgerton family in Bridgerton

Anime & Manga

  • The Joestar family in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • The Uzumaki clan in Naruto
  • The Uchiha clan in Naruto
  • The Saiyan race in Dragon Ball
  • The Zoldyck family in Hunter X Hunter

Comic Books

  • Wakandan royalty in Black Panther
  • The House of El in DC Comics/Superman
  • The Maximoffs in Marvel Comics/The Avengers
  • The Summers family in X-Men
  • The Grayson family in Invincible

Video Games

  • The Finch family in What Remains of Edith Finch
  • The Mishima family in Tekken
  • The Olympians in God of War
  • The Belmont clan in Castlevania
  • The Royal Family of Ylisse in Fire Emblem