Sam Doople is eventually adopted by Sam Grant and Miss Pippin Reed after Sam Grant takes a shine to him. Sam Doople meets Sam and the gang, when they go to claim Syanide Decapsule's prize for winning a competition for having the initials S.D. It is revealed that there is no such competition and just a trap to lead Sam Grant to certain death. Sam Doople being a bit of a coward follows Sam Grant in the gang in hope of survival and ends up joining them and becoming adopted, it is assumed Sam Doople has no family of his own, which is allows himself to be adopted and taken away from his previous life. Sam Doople gets on especially well with his adoptive brothers Sparks and Criminal Face.