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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', Berezan has an older sister who, like him, is a Kel, and a more successful and skilled one than him in pretty much every way. He notes that the only thing more annoying than her smugness about it is the fact that she doesn't seem to be aware that she's being snobbish in the first place.
23rd May '17 2:51:16 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has Sae Niijima, who [[PromotionToParent cares for her younger sister Makoto after their father's death]]. Sae cares for Makoto, but due to the pressures of her own job as a public prosecutor, is often fairly distant. Sae also harbors various issues of her own, such as blaming her father for getting himself killed and leaving her with the responsibility, and [[spoiler:secretly being jealous of Makoto, to the point at which Sae's Shadow becomes the demon of Envy]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** The ''VideoGame/Persona2'' duology plays with this. In ''Innocent Sin'', Tatsuya Suou's older brother Katsuya comes across as a cold-hearted jerk preoccupied with his job. However, ''Eternal Punishment'' shows things from Katsuya's point of view, revealing that while he does resent having to sacrifice his own ambitions in order to raise Tatsuya on his own, he still loves his brother dearly.
** ''VideoGame/Persona5''
has Sae Niijima, who who's been [[PromotionToParent cares for single-handedly raising her younger sister Makoto after their father's death]]. Sae cares for Makoto, but due to the pressures of her own job as a public prosecutor, is often fairly distant. Sae also harbors various issues of her own, such as blaming her father for getting himself killed and leaving her with the responsibility, responsibility of raising Makoto, and [[spoiler:secretly being jealous of Makoto, to the point at which where Sae's Shadow becomes the demon of Envy]].Envy]].
23rd Apr '17 11:04:46 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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24th Mar '17 11:18:57 AM MagBas
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*** This entry makes Yuuri look like even more of a CanonSue than he actually is.
26th Jan '17 2:59:09 PM Frem3
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* Sesshoumaru from ''Manga/InuYasha''. He seems to be the only one better at fitting this trope than Uchiha Itachi. The only one more daunting than Sesshoumaru in this manga (including [[BigBad Naraku]]) is...Sesshoumaru's ''mother''.

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* Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru from ''Manga/InuYasha''. He seems to be the only one better at fitting this trope than Uchiha Itachi. The only one more daunting than Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru in this manga (including [[BigBad Naraku]]) is...Sesshoumaru's is... Sesshomaru's ''mother''.
22nd Jan '17 10:15:30 AM LegendRazgriz
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* Sesshoumaru from ''Manga/InuYasha''. He seems to be the only one better at fitting this trope than Uchiha Itachi. The only one more daunting than Sesshoumaru in this manga (including [[BigBad Naraku]]) is...Sesshoumaru's ''mother''.

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* Sesshoumaru *Ryosuke Takahashi from ''Manga/InitialD'' fits this trope to a T. He's rarely ever seen displaying any emotion [[spoiler:even when a ghost from his past, the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Shinigami]], is actually ''trying to kill him during a race'']]. He often spends his time either on a computer screen analyzing data from racing or tuning his car, and shows no connection to any character that isn't Takumi or his brother, [[spoiler:though this might have something to do with his implied DarkAndTroubledPast]].
*Sesshoumaru
from ''Manga/InuYasha''. He seems to be the only one better at fitting this trope than Uchiha Itachi. The only one more daunting than Sesshoumaru in this manga (including [[BigBad Naraku]]) is...Sesshoumaru's ''mother''.
14th Jan '17 7:43:59 AM Valiona
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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has Kazuto "Kirito", the main character as this to his younger sister/cousin Suguha. After learning the truth about his parentage- that he'd been adopted by his maternal aunt and uncle after his parents died in a car crash, he started to distance himself from Suguha, having come to believe that it's impossible to truly know anyone. After being trapped in the eponymous video game for two years, though, Kirito learns that there is no "real" you out there, which means that you should simply trust the people you know, and this realization, along with the fact that he didn't know whether he'd see Suguha again, causes him to work to repair the distance once he's escaped. Unbeknownst to him, though, Suguha has become attracted to Kirito upon learning that he's her cousin (a crush that she's trying to get over), and initially believes that his warm behavior is sending mixed signals to her. They do manage to work things out and repair their sibling relationships, though.



-->'''Horatio''': (to Hans) Did the queen even look at you?

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-->'''Horatio''': (to Hans) ''(to Hans)'' Did the queen even look at you?



* In ''Fanfic/{{Heimatfront}}'', Marco Nitzschmann (a GenderFlip and name-changed version of [[Anime/GirlsUndPanzer Maho Nishizumi]] in Germany near the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII) initially comes off as as somewhat cold toward his younger sister Maria, particularly since he'd rather not have her risk her life on the front lines, where she has no business being.
* In ''Fanfic/OneYear'', [[OriginalCharacter Hitomi]] hardly ever sees her older brother, who, as the eldest child and heir to their wealthy family, has his own responsibilities.



* Robert Baratheon in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' seems to be the only man in the capital unaware of his brother's OpenSecret relationship with Loras Tyrell.

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* Robert Baratheon in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' seems to be the only man in the capital unaware of his brother's brother Renly's OpenSecret relationship with Loras Tyrell.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has Sae Niijima, who [[PromotionToParent cares for her younger sister Makoto after their father's death]]. Sae cares for Makoto, but due to the pressures of her own job as a public prosecutor, is often fairly distant. Sae also harbors various issues of her own, such as blaming her father for getting himself killed and leaving her with the responsibility, and [[spoiler:secretly being jealous of Makoto, to the point at which Sae's Shadow becomes the demon of Envy]].



** Franziska von Karma also views her adoptive brother Miles Edgeworth as this, saying that he's always gone on ahead by himself while leaving her behind.
* [[spoiler:Rin Tohsaka]] from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. She does not make it very obvious she cares for her younger sister, and will retreat to her "we're just strangers" mask when around her.

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** Franziska von Karma also views her adoptive brother Miles Edgeworth as this, saying that he's always gone on ahead by himself while leaving her behind.
behind. Despite being exasperated by Franziska's incredibly competitive personality, Edgeworth does care for her, though.
* [[spoiler:Rin Tohsaka]] from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. She does not make it very obvious she cares for her younger sister, and will retreat to her "we're just strangers" mask when around her. [[spoiler:It turns out that Rin had hoped that Sakura, who'd been given up to the Matou family while both were young, was living a peaceful and easy life that Rin couldn't have as a magus, and this admission, combined with Rin nearly dying rather than kill Sakura, helps the sisters reconcile.]]
26th Dec '16 12:21:00 PM wootzits
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* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'' in addition to Itachi, like canon, also has [[spoiler: Minato's older brother Gouki. He has trouble answering to Minato as Hokage, and telling Minato how proud he is.]]



* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'' in addition to Itachi, like canon, also has [[spoiler: Minato's older brother Gouki. He has trouble answering to Minato as Hokage, and telling Minato how proud he is.]]



* When you have a [[spoiler: Adopted]] brother like Kerlongsj who as man, has earned the respect of several Infinite Stratos pilots, including the Brunhilde, you would think that Anaton has a lot of inferior problems. Strangely enough, in [FanFic/InfiniteStratosToTheOtherEndOfTheWorld], he and Kerlongsj aren't like that. They have a good relationship and don't seem to be bothered by the huge gaps between them. Kerlongsj knows Anaton will get close to him.

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* When you have a [[spoiler: Adopted]] [[spoiler:adopted]] brother like Kerlongsj who as man, has earned the respect of several Infinite Stratos pilots, including the Brunhilde, you would think that Anaton has a lot of inferior problems. Strangely enough, in [FanFic/InfiniteStratosToTheOtherEndOfTheWorld], he and Kerlongsj aren't like that. They have a good relationship and don't seem to be bothered by the huge gaps between them. Kerlongsj knows Anaton will get close to him.



* The Earl of Moray in ''Film/MaryQueenOfScots''.



* The Earl of Moray in ''Film/MaryQueenOfScots''.



* [[spoiler: Murtagh]] of the Literature/InheritanceCycle fits this. He is the older, much more powerful brother of [[spoiler: Eragon]], who is also [[CainAndAbel on the opposite side of the war]]. The fandoms tend to treat him as an EnsembleDarkHorse.
* [[HolierThanThou Matt]] [[SexyPriest Castor]] in the ''Literature/FelixCastor'' novels tends to this. And then it all goes a bit BreakTheHaughty.



* OlderThanTelevision: Mycroft in ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'', first appearing in ''The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter'' (1893). Not only is he Sherlock's older, richer, and more politically powerful brother, but he's also the only person in the Doyle canon that Sherlock acknowledges as his intellectual superior, and he even [[SherlockScan Out-SherlockScans]] Sherlock, though he is too [[BrilliantButLazy lazy to do detective work]] like Sherlock does, simply setting him on the right track (sometimes solely with information from the newspaper) as a mental exercise. This trope could be alternately named "'''The Mycroft'''" .
* [[KnightTemplar Galad]] to [[KnightErrant Gawyn Trakand]] in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. His relationship to his younger half-sister [[PrincessClassic Elayne]] has elements of this.
* Ponyboy from ''Literature/TheOutsiders'' feels that his oldest brother, Darry, is this. Darry is the unofficial leader of their group, as well as one of the strongest and most mature. Darry's strict criticism leads Ponyboy to believe that Darry doesn't like him and that he is only another mouth to feed. However, he is proven wrong when Ponyboy finally realizes that Darry cares very much for him and is only strict on him because he wants the best for his youngest brother.



* ''Literature/{{Dragons}}'': David Rain takes on this persona towards Lucy in ''The Last Dragon Chronicles''.
* [[HolierThanThou Matt]] [[SexyPriest Castor]] in the ''Literature/FelixCastor'' novels tends to this. And then it all goes a bit BreakTheHaughty.
* [[spoiler: Murtagh]] of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' fits this. He is the older, much more powerful brother of [[spoiler:Eragon]], who is also [[CainAndAbel on the opposite side of the war]]. The fandoms tend to treat him as an EnsembleDarkHorse.
* Ponyboy from ''Literature/TheOutsiders'' feels that his oldest brother, Darry, is this. Darry is the unofficial leader of their group, as well as one of the strongest and most mature. Darry's strict criticism leads Ponyboy to believe that Darry doesn't like him and that he is only another mouth to feed. However, he is proven wrong when Ponyboy finally realizes that Darry cares very much for him and is only strict on him because he wants the best for his youngest brother.



* David Rain takes on this persona towards Lucy in [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]].

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* David Rain takes OlderThanTelevision: Mycroft in ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'', first appearing in ''The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter'' (1893). Not only is he Sherlock's older, richer, and more politically powerful brother, but he's also the only person in the Doyle canon that Sherlock acknowledges as his intellectual superior, and he even [[SherlockScan Out-SherlockScans]] Sherlock, though he is too [[BrilliantButLazy lazy to do detective work]] like Sherlock does, simply setting him on this persona towards Lucy the right track (sometimes solely with information from the newspaper) as a mental exercise. This trope could be alternately named "'''The Mycroft'''" .
* [[KnightTemplar Galad]] to [[KnightErrant Gawyn Trakand]]
in [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]].''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. His relationship to his younger half-sister [[PrincessClassic Elayne]] has elements of this.



* The extended universe of ''Series/DoctorWho'' gives us Irving Braxiatel, a brilliant, conniving, charming, and well-dressed Time Lord who also happens to be the Doctor's older brother. Given the number of complex manipulations and strategies he can juggle simultaneously, he is likely as intelligent or even more intelligent than the Doctor himself.
* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'''s version of Mycroft is the same and it pisses Sherlock off. [[spoiler: Then it turns out Mycroft is an [=MI6=] agent and it's later shown that Mycroft [[BigBrotherInstinct genuinely loves his brother and is extremely protective of him.]] The sole reason he resumed his espionage career was that if he didn't, Sherlock would have been arrested and tried for treason for unwittingly aiding a terrorist plot.]]
* It's retroactively revealed in ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' that the titular character seemed to have been one of these to Niles during Frasier's nine-year run on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': although Niles wasn't actually mentioned until ''Frasier'' premiered, a flashback during ''Frasier'''s third season to the time gap between the finale of ''Cheers'' and the pilot of ''Frasier'' implies Niles was vaguely bitter that Frasier ran off to Boston and abandoned him for at least a decade, subjecting Frasier's presence on ''Cheers'' to a mild CerebusRetcon. Admittedly, it's fairly easy to connect the dots and come to the same conclusion without the implicit support of that flashback given Frasier and Niles' thick-as-thieves sibling relationship (which was ''not'' new CharacterDevelopment; they were like that since toddler age) as opposed to a more typical friendly-but-separated sibling relationship, Frasier being removed enough to not even mention Niles' existence in front of the cameras for nine years seems bizarrely OutOfCharacter in retrospect (on ''Frasier'', Frasier would probably be hard-pressed to stay away from Niles for nine ''days'').



* Alexis/Alex Meade qualifies as such in ''UglyBetty''. Before her transition was established to be smarter, better looking, and more successful than her brother, Daniel, making him feel inferior. Also, she actively acted against her father and brother in season one.
* The extended universe of ''Series/DoctorWho'' gives us Irving Braxiatel, a brilliant, conniving, charming, and well-dressed Time Lord who also happens to be the Doctor's older brother. Given the number of complex manipulations and strategies he can juggle simultaneously, he is likely as intelligent or even more intelligent than the Doctor himself.



* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'''s version of Mycroft is the same and it pisses Sherlock off. [[spoiler: Then it turns out Mycroft is an [=MI6=] agent and it's later shown that Mycroft [[BigBrotherInstinct genuinely loves his brother and is extremely protective of him.]] The sole reason he resumed his espionage career was that if he didn't, Sherlock would have been arrested and tried for treason for unwittingly aiding a terrorist plot.]]
* It's retroactively revealed in ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' that the titular character seemed to have been one of these to Niles during Frasier's nine-year run on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': although Niles wasn't actually mentioned until ''Frasier'' premiered, a flashback during ''Frasier'''s third season to the time gap between the finale of ''Cheers'' and the pilot of ''Frasier'' implies Niles was vaguely bitter that Frasier ran off to Boston and abandoned him for at least a decade, subjecting Frasier's presence on ''Cheers'' to a mild CerebusRetcon. Admittedly, it's fairly easy to connect the dots and come to the same conclusion without the implicit support of that flashback given Frasier and Niles' thick-as-thieves sibling relationship (which was ''not'' new CharacterDevelopment; they were like that since toddler age) as opposed to a more typical friendly-but-separated sibling relationship, Frasier being removed enough to not even mention Niles' existence in front of the cameras for nine years seems bizarrely OutOfCharacter in retrospect (on ''Frasier'', Frasier would probably be hard-pressed to stay away from Niles for nine ''days'').
* Wilhelm Winter from the German UsefulNotes/WorldWarII MiniSeries ''[[Series/UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter]]'' is frequently critical and even cold towards his younger brother Friedhelm. The fact that Wilhelm is his commanding officer doesn't really help.

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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'''s version of Mycroft is the same Alexis/Alex Meade qualifies as such in ''Series/UglyBetty''. Before her transition was established to be smarter, better looking, and it pisses Sherlock off. [[spoiler: Then it turns out Mycroft is an [=MI6=] agent more successful than her brother, Daniel, making him feel inferior. Also, she actively acted against her father and it's later shown that Mycroft [[BigBrotherInstinct genuinely loves his brother and is extremely protective of him.]] The sole reason he resumed his espionage career was that if he didn't, Sherlock would have been arrested and tried for treason for unwittingly aiding a terrorist plot.]]
* It's retroactively revealed
in ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' that the titular character seemed to have been one of these to Niles during Frasier's nine-year run on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': although Niles wasn't actually mentioned until ''Frasier'' premiered, a flashback during ''Frasier'''s third season to the time gap between the finale of ''Cheers'' and the pilot of ''Frasier'' implies Niles was vaguely bitter that Frasier ran off to Boston and abandoned him for at least a decade, subjecting Frasier's presence on ''Cheers'' to a mild CerebusRetcon. Admittedly, it's fairly easy to connect the dots and come to the same conclusion without the implicit support of that flashback given Frasier and Niles' thick-as-thieves sibling relationship (which was ''not'' new CharacterDevelopment; they were like that since toddler age) as opposed to a more typical friendly-but-separated sibling relationship, Frasier being removed enough to not even mention Niles' existence in front of the cameras for nine years seems bizarrely OutOfCharacter in retrospect (on ''Frasier'', Frasier would probably be hard-pressed to stay away from Niles for nine ''days'').
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* Wilhelm Winter from the German UsefulNotes/WorldWarII MiniSeries ''[[Series/UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter]]'' ''Series/UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter'' is frequently critical and even cold towards his younger brother Friedhelm. The fact that Wilhelm is his commanding officer doesn't really help.



* Sho from Battle Arena Toshinden. He was playing the mentor role on his younger brother, but then left suddenly. Now he "Goes where the Wind Blows".
* Moritsune from ''Shinobi''.

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* Sho from Battle Arena Toshinden.''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden''. He was playing the mentor role on his younger brother, but then left suddenly. Now he "Goes where the Wind Blows".
* Moritsune In ''Franchise/BlazBlue'', Ragna was this to Jin during their childhood. [[UnreliableNarrator Or at least, Jin viewed him as this]].
* Dauragon C. Mikado
from ''Shinobi''.''VideoGame/TheBouncer''.
* Magus from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', despite the fact that he is, ironically, a younger brother to an important character of the series.
* Yuuya Kizami of ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'' has a bad relationship with his older ''sister'', Haruna, particularly when he was a child. A flashback has him insist that if ''he'' had a younger sibling, he'd be much better than his sister and brother (who he's implied to not be very fond of, either). [[spoiler:Haruna might have been a bit nicer had Yuuya not been so interested in ''torturing animals''. And his entire encounter with Yuka is good example of why he should ''never'' be allowed to have a younger sibling.]]
* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'''s heroine, Kasumi, displays some of this towards her half-sister, Ayane, especially in ''Dimensions''.



* Elzam V. Branstein in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Original Generation''. This is a subversion: Elzam puts on an aloof facade as part of his whole NecessarilyEvil facade his organization is portraying. After he drops it, he turns out be quite kind and friendly, if a bit Stoic.
** Also, [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Folka Albark]] is like this towards Fernando Albark. And on the other hand, Altis Tarl is the Aloof Big Brother for Folka.
** With how things goes, it is possible that this trope is now being subverted by [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]] towards Lamia Loveless. At one point, he mentioned that she never beat him in any sparring match, and is pretty much an all around more efficient soldier in battle, having been around in the Shadow Mirror way longer than she ever did (thus more experience). Then he saved her from certain death, and as things goes, they're now the only remains from the Shadow Mirror. He may not be her brother, but he pretty much fills in the 'Aloof' part to a tee, thus Axel can be considered Lamia's ''Aloof Senior Captain''.

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* Elzam V. Branstein ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** Golbez of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' is ''very'' aloof, mostly due to being BrainwashedAndCrazy for most of the game. He's a more conventional example
in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Original Generation''. This is a subversion: Elzam puts on an aloof facade as part of his whole NecessarilyEvil facade his organization is portraying. After he drops it, he turns out be quite kind ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', in which he's pretty much TheMole and friendly, if so can't do much more than be a bit Stoic.
StealthMentor without breaking cover.
** Also, [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Folka Albark]] Sephiroth, at least in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' prequel ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', is arrogant and aloof, but still capable of being friendly and considerate, which explains why both Zack and Cloud looked up to Sephiroth and considered him a hero and role model. Unfortunately, this makes Sephiroth's FaceHeelTurn all the more traumatic for both Zack and Cloud during the infamous [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Nibelheim Incident]].
** Though she's the main character, Lightning of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' acts
like this towards Fernando Albark. And on her younger sister after being PromotedToParent. She becomes a tough soldier to protect Serah, but along the other hand, Altis Tarl is the Aloof Big Brother for Folka.
** With how
way dropped things goes, it like friendliness and affection. This leads to some major PartingWordsRegret when Serah says she's been indelibly cursed as a l'Cie.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'':
*** Lord Uther of Ostia
is possible slightly like this towards his HotBlooded brother, Hector.
*** From the same game, Karel is definitely like this to Karla, though he mellows out [[spoiler: after she dies]].
** Also, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Innes the Sniper]] and [[TheOjou Tana the Pegasus Knight]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', although they have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in their A support
that resolves it.
** Xander from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' plays with this. While he does care about all of his siblings, best shown in his supports with Leo and Camilla, he also admits that he invokes
this trope is now a bit in order to take care of all his princely duties.
* Riku from ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' can be seen as a more expressive example to Sora, though not actually
being subverted by [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]] towards Lamia Loveless. At one point, he mentioned that she never beat him in any sparring match, and is pretty much an all around more efficient soldier in battle, having been around in the Shadow Mirror way longer than she ever did (thus more experience). Then he saved her directly related.
* Adelheid Bernstein
from certain death, and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', as a contrast to his little sister Rose, who does all the talking for him.
** [[SubvertedTrope Eh, not really]]. When XIII kicks in, [[BigBrotherInstinct Adel]] is extremely distressed over Rose's well-being [[OutOfCharacterAlert since she has started hiding
things goes, they're now the only remains from him]] [[spoiler:(like becoming the Shadow Mirror. He may not be host of the KOF tournament)]] and deeply fears that something ''horrible'' is behind her brother, but he pretty much fills in the 'Aloof' part to a tee, thus Axel can be considered Lamia's ''Aloof Senior Captain''.change. [[spoiler:Since [[UnwittingPawn Rose]] has been {{brainwashed}} by Botan from Those Of The Past, he's right.]]
* Lloyd from ''Videogame/TheLegendOfDragoon''.



* Dauragon C. Mikado from ''The Bouncer''.
* Kratos from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' fits this trope to a tee in regards to Lloyd, despite not being his older brother - [[spoiler: their relationship eventually evolves into a [[Theatre/OedipusRex wholly different type of familial conflict]] as the truth comes out.]]
* Hubert from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' actually inverts this perfectly. He has every relevant characteristic: he's serious, aloof, practically emotionless when he's not frustrated with everyone around him, he beats up Asbel in a DuelBoss encounter, and mostly everyone recognizes that he [[spoiler: rules Lhant]] much more efficiently than his brother. A [[OneHitKill certain bug]] and his ImpossiblyCoolWeapon made him a certified fandom badass. When Asbel tries to be nice or tries to repair their relationship, Hubert tends to shoot him icily down. When they do get closer, Hubert frequently gives Asbel advice, on everything from the party's next step to girl trouble. Why is this inverted? Because Hubert is Asbel's ''younger'' brother.
* Adelheid Bernstein from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', as a contrast to his little sister Rose, who does all the talking for him.
** [[SubvertedTrope Eh, not really]]. When XIII kicks in, [[BigBrotherInstinct Adel]] is extremely distressed over Rose's well-being [[OutOfCharacterAlert since she has started hiding things from him]] [[spoiler: (like becoming the host of the KOF tournament)]] and deeply fears that something ''horrible'' is behind her change. [[spoiler: Since [[UnwittingPawn Rose]] has been {{brainwashed}} by Botan from Those Of The Past, he's right.]]
* Sephiroth, at least in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' prequel ''CrisisCore'', is arrogant and aloof, but still capable of being friendly and considerate, which explains why both Zack and Cloud looked up to Sephiroth and considered him a hero and role model. Unfortunately, this makes Sephiroth's FaceHeelTurn all the more traumatic for both Zack and Cloud during the infamous [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Nibelheim Incident]].
* Golbez of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' is ''very'' aloof, mostly due to being BrainwashedAndCrazy for most of the game. He's a more conventional example in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', in which he's pretty much TheMole and so can't do much more than be a StealthMentor without breaking cover.
* Though she's the main character, Lightning of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' acts like this towards her younger sister after being PromotedToParent. She becomes a tough soldier to protect Serah, but along the way dropped things like friendliness and affection. This leads to some major PartingWordsRegret when Serah says she's been indelibly cursed as a l'Cie.
* Riku from ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' can be seen as a more expressive example to Sora, though not actually being directly related.
* Lloyd from ''Videogame/TheLegendOfDragoon''.
* Magus from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', despite the fact that he is, ironically, a younger brother to an important character of the series.
* Asch and Van from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' are both prime examples of this trope; Van is Tear's older brother and Asch is [[spoiler:the template Luke was cloned from]].
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'':
*** Lord Uther of Ostia is slightly like this towards his HotBlooded brother, Hector.
*** From the same game, Karel is definitely like this to Karla, though he mellows out [[spoiler: after she dies]].
** Also, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Innes the Sniper]] and [[TheOjou Tana the Pegasus Knight]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', although they have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in their A support that resolves it.
** Xander from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' plays with this. While he does care about all of his siblings, best shown in his supports with Leo and Camilla, he also admits that he invokes this trope a bit in order to take care of all his princely duties.
* Jin Uzuki of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' is like this to Shion, though it turns out that he ''does'' care a lot about Shion -- he just feels that he has to keep his distance.



* The protagonist, Sadwick, in ''VideoGame/TheWhisperedWorld'' has a big brother who is this combined with BigBrotherBully. He constantly reminds Sadwick of how much better he is at everything.
* Yuuya Kizami of ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'' has a bad relationship with his older ''sister'', Haruna, particularly when he was a child. A flashback has him insist that if ''he'' had a younger sibling, he'd be much better than his sister and brother (who he's implied to not be very fond of, either). [[spoiler:Haruna might have been a bit nicer had Yuuya not been so interested in ''torturing animals''. And his entire encounter with Yuka is good example of why he should ''never'' be allowed to have a younger sibling.]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'', Ragna was this to Jin during their childhood. [[UnreliableNarrator Or at least, Jin viewed him as this]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'', Ragna Moritsune from ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}''.
* Elzam V. Branstein in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Original Generation''. This is a subversion: Elzam puts on an aloof facade as part of his whole NecessarilyEvil facade his organization is portraying. After he drops it, he turns out be quite kind and friendly, if a bit Stoic.
** Also, [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Folka Albark]] is like this towards Fernando Albark. And on the other hand, Altis Tarl is the Aloof Big Brother for Folka.
** With how things goes, it is possible that this trope is now being subverted by [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]] towards Lamia Loveless. At one point, he mentioned that she never beat him in any sparring match, and is pretty much an all around more efficient soldier in battle, having been around in the Shadow Mirror way longer than she ever did (thus more experience). Then he saved her from certain death, and as things goes, they're now the only remains from the Shadow Mirror. He may not be her brother, but he pretty much fills in the 'Aloof' part to a tee, thus Axel can be considered Lamia's ''Aloof Senior Captain''.
* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':
** Asch and Van from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' are both prime examples of this trope; Van is Tear's older brother and Asch is [[spoiler:the template Luke
was cloned from]].
** Hubert from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' actually inverts this perfectly. He has every relevant characteristic: he's serious, aloof, practically emotionless when he's not frustrated with everyone around him, he beats up Asbel in a DuelBoss encounter, and mostly everyone recognizes that he [[spoiler:rules Lhant]] much more efficiently than his brother. A [[OneHitKill certain bug]] and his ImpossiblyCoolWeapon made him a certified fandom badass. When Asbel tries to be nice or tries to repair their relationship, Hubert tends to shoot him icily down. When they do get closer, Hubert frequently gives Asbel advice, on everything from the party's next step to girl trouble. Why is this inverted? Because Hubert is Asbel's ''younger'' brother.
** Kratos from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' fits this trope to a tee in regards to Lloyd, despite not being his older brother - [[spoiler:their relationship eventually evolves into a [[Theatre/OedipusRex wholly different type of familial conflict]] as the truth comes out.]]
* The protagonist, Sadwick, in ''VideoGame/TheWhisperedWorld'' has a big brother who is this combined with BigBrotherBully. He constantly reminds Sadwick of how much better he is at everything.
* Jin Uzuki of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' is like
this to Jin during their childhood. [[UnreliableNarrator Or at least, Jin viewed him as this]].Shion, though it turns out that he ''does'' care a lot about Shion -- he just feels that he has to keep his distance.



* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'''s herione, Kasumi, displays some of this towards her half-sister, Ayane, especially in ''Dimensions''.



* Optimatus in ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed''.



* Dennis Lee of ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' is one of the fantasy role playing and anime fanboy variety.
* Rigby's muscular, cooler, taller, friendlier, smarter brother, Don, from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' actually subverts this, since Don is actually the younger brother.
* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'', [[TheGhost Eddy's brother]] [[spoiler: until TheMovie]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has this too with Mako as the aloof brother to Bolin, and later [[spoiler: it turns out Amon was this to Tarrlok as children, though he was much more openly affectionate before his father's abuse.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', Lion-O's older brother, Tygra, is introduced as this: haughty, distant, and AlwaysSomeoneBetter, even disdainful of Lion-O's WideEyedIdealist and LostTechnology studying ways. When LostTechnology proves real and their kingdom falls to invaders, Tygra's mask slowly falls away to reveal a deeply conflicted, [[TheResenter resentful]] BrokenAce.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has this too with Mako as the aloof brother to Bolin, and later [[spoiler: it turns out Amon was this to Tarrlok as children, though he was much more openly affectionate before his father's abuse.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', Lion-O's older brother, Tygra, is introduced as this: haughty, distant, and AlwaysSomeoneBetter, even disdainful of Lion-O's WideEyedIdealist and LostTechnology studying ways. When LostTechnology proves real and their kingdom falls to invaders, Tygra's mask slowly falls away to reveal a deeply conflicted, [[TheResenter resentful]] BrokenAce.''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'', [[TheGhost Eddy's brother]] [[spoiler:until TheMovie]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has this too with Mako as the aloof brother to Bolin, and later [[spoiler:it turns out Amon was this to Tarrlok as children, though he was much more openly affectionate before his father's abuse.]]
* Dennis Lee of ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' is one of the fantasy role playing and anime fanboy variety.
* Optimatus in ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed''.
* Rigby's muscular, cooler, taller, friendlier, smarter brother, Don, from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' actually subverts this, since Don is actually the younger brother.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', Lion-O's older brother, Tygra, is introduced as this: haughty, distant, and AlwaysSomeoneBetter, even disdainful of Lion-O's WideEyedIdealist and LostTechnology studying ways. When LostTechnology proves real and their kingdom falls to invaders, Tygra's mask slowly falls away to reveal a deeply conflicted, [[TheResenter resentful]] BrokenAce.
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Byakuya is Ichigo's initial nemesis solely because of two conflicting vows, choosing to protect the law (made to his deceased parents) over protecting his sister (made to his deceased wife). Ichigo helps him resolve this conflict, turning him into a master of LoopholeAbuse. His BigBrotherInstinct now has full reign resulting in KnightTemplarBigBrother violence against anyone who dares injure Rukia, to whom he is now a BigBrotherMentor. He's officially the [[Pantheon/{{Family}} God of this]].

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Byakuya ''Manga/AirGear'': Kaito Wanijima.
* Takeru of ''Manga/AkumaDeSourou''
is Ichigo's initial nemesis solely because of two conflicting vows, choosing this to protect the law (made Yuzuru. Takeru is athletic, handsome, and popular, while Yuzuru is mostly mistaken for a girl and physically bullied at school. He studies hard to go to his deceased parents) over protecting his sister (made big brother's school and even [[spoiler: stalks and blackmails Kayano]] just to his deceased wife). Ichigo helps him resolve this conflict, turning him into a master of LoopholeAbuse. His BigBrotherInstinct now has full reign resulting in KnightTemplarBigBrother violence against anyone who dares injure Rukia, to whom he is now a BigBrotherMentor. He's officially the [[Pantheon/{{Family}} God of this]].get Takeru's attention.



* The ur-example in anime would be Raoh, Kenshiro's older brother from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. He was even the BigBad for most of the series, but eventually did a HeelFaceTurn.
** Hyoh, Kenshiro's actual elder brother from the SequelSeries, is a bit of a subversion. While a strong fighter by his own right, he is actually stated to be weaker than both Kenshiro and his former training partner, Kaioh (who just happens to be Raoh's true elder brother).
** On some occasions, Raoh is shown trying his hardest to keep up this image. He refuses to show either fear or love, even when he knows he's feeling these emotions, because he wishes to maintain his pride as the elder brother.
* Phoenix Ikki from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is an excellent example of this trope: older brother of Shun and the strongest of all the bronze saints by far. Has elements of an IneffectualLoner in him to boot.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Itachi Uchiha. Kishimoto probably read the page and designed him from it that's how close the description is. Even the "more bishonen" part Itachi's always had way more real-life fangirls than Sasuke. This has since been subverted all to heck since it turns out that [[spoiler:Itachi actually had a huge brother complex with Sasuke, and most of his unkind or distant behavior was because, at age 13, he was trying to cope with his career as a human weapon, his best friend's death, and the fact that his family was planning to betray his village, forcing him to choose a side and kill people he owed loyalty to. Before he started trying to deal with the upcoming coup, he spent a good deal of time playing with his little brother, and he always loved him more than anything.]]
** Neji Hyuga starts out as an Aloof Older ''Cousin'' of Hinata's, thinking she's too weak to inherit the clan, seeing her determination to improve herself as foolish, and having a long-standing grudge against her side of the family but has a HeelFaceTurn. Hinata even addresses him as she would an older brother (appending "[[JapaneseSiblingTerminology -nii-san]]" to his name).
** Ibiki Morino is shown to be one toward his significantly younger brother, Idate Morino, in the Land of Tea filler arc, who, he believes, fails to understand trusting and helping other people enough to be a ninja.

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* The ur-example in anime would be Raoh, Kenshiro's older brother from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. He was even the BigBad for most Suguru Aizawa of the series, but eventually did a HeelFaceTurn.
** Hyoh, Kenshiro's actual elder brother from the SequelSeries,
''Manga/AreaNoKishi'' is a bit of a subversion. While a strong fighter by his own right, he is actually stated to be weaker than both Kenshiro often cold and his former training partner, Kaioh (who just happens to be Raoh's true elder brother).
** On some occasions, Raoh is shown trying his hardest to keep up this image. He refuses to show either fear or love, even when he knows he's feeling these emotions, because he wishes to maintain his pride as the elder brother.
* Phoenix Ikki from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is an excellent example of this trope: older brother of Shun and the strongest of all the bronze saints by far. Has elements of an IneffectualLoner in him to boot.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Itachi Uchiha. Kishimoto probably read the page and designed him from it that's how close the description is. Even the "more bishonen" part Itachi's always had way more real-life fangirls than Sasuke. This has since been subverted all to heck since it turns out that [[spoiler:Itachi actually had a huge brother complex with Sasuke, and most of his unkind or distant behavior was because, at age 13, he was trying to cope
aloof with his career as a human weapon, his best friend's death, and the fact that his family was planning to betray his village, forcing him to choose a side and kill people he owed loyalty to. Before he started trying to deal with the upcoming coup, he spent a good deal of time playing with his little brother, and he always loved him more than anything.]]
** Neji Hyuga starts out as an Aloof Older ''Cousin'' of Hinata's, thinking she's too weak to inherit the clan, seeing her determination to improve herself as foolish, and having a long-standing grudge against her side of the family but has a HeelFaceTurn. Hinata even addresses him as she would an older brother (appending "[[JapaneseSiblingTerminology -nii-san]]" to his name).
** Ibiki Morino is shown to be one toward his significantly
younger brother, Idate Morino, in Kakeru, and quite obviously disapproves of his brother's dream to become a professional [[FootyRules football]] trainer. It is hinted, however, that Suguru [[BigBrotherMentor may act this way]] because he knows that Kakeru is only truly happy when ''playing'' the Land sport he loves.
* Austria from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' starts as this, specially to young North Italy. Even in modern times, he's quite aloof compared with the rest
of Tea filler arc, who, he believes, fails his entourage.
** The Netherlands is ''still'' like this
to understand trusting his younger siblings Belgium and helping other people enough Luxembourg. Poor Belgium still frets about how unsociable and penny-pinching he is.
** Switzerland seems like this at first glance, but it's [[KnightTemplarBigBrother very]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold much]] subverted.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Byakuya is Ichigo's initial nemesis solely because of two conflicting vows, choosing
to be protect the law (made to his deceased parents) over protecting his sister (made to his deceased wife). Ichigo helps him resolve this conflict, turning him into a ninja.master of LoopholeAbuse. His BigBrotherInstinct now has full reign resulting in KnightTemplarBigBrother violence against anyone who dares injure Rukia, to whom he is now a BigBrotherMentor.



* Sesshoumaru from ''Manga/InuYasha''. He seems to be the only one better at fitting this trope than Uchiha Itachi. The only one more daunting than Sesshoumaru in this manga (including [[BigBad Naraku]]) is...Sesshoumaru's ''mother''.
* Guess [[spoiler:Asura]] from ''Manga/SoulEater'' could count as this, as he always seems very calm and contained (except in his occasional freak-outs), compared the "need to know NOW" attitude of [[spoiler:his little brother Kid]].
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', Killua's stoic older brother Illumi seems to give off this impression. The truth is that Illumi is incredibly protective of Killua; so protective, in fact, that he [[BigBrotherBully refuses to let him live his own life]], believing that it is his job as {{The Dutiful Son}} to make sure that Killua inherits the {{Family Business}}[[ProfessionalKiller assassination]].
* Leonard Testarossa from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic! The Second Raid'', though more expressive than most.
* Touga Kiryuu from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
* Seto Kaiba from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Ryo Marufuji of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' as well.
** Ryo's a lesser case in the manga adaptation, as he initially thinks that his younger brother, who once throws a duel to spare his opponent's feelings, doesn't have the competitive spirit to be a pro, even if he has the talent. After seeing Sho in action at the [[TournamentArc school tournament]], Ryo is more impressed by his abilities.
* Aoyagi Seimei from ''Manga/{{Loveless}}''. His feelings for his brother is...[[spoiler:[[BrotherSisterIncest more than a little creepy]].]]
* Ralph Werec from ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' was also the BigBad.
* Tsubasa Ohgami (to Sohma) from ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''.
* Aoshi Shinomori (to Makimachi Misao) from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
* Thanks to his sister Sayu, [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] can be considered one, since he is too busy killing criminals to help her do her homework.
* Zechs Marquise (a.k.a. Milliardo Peacecraft) from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' is so aloof that he concealed his identity completely from his sister, Relena, even as he maneuvered events to push her into accepting their family's legacy. She eventually learns of their relationship from his love interest, Lt. Noin, rather than from him directly.
** The original Aloof Big Brother in ''Gundam'' is, of course, [[spoiler:Char Aznable to Sayla Mass (Casval Rem and Artesia Som Deikun)]] from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''.
* Tiger from ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' is a particularly tragic example as he's one of the primary good guys, a tough, experienced bandit attempting to rescue his kidnapped younger brother, Gray Wolf. Over the course of the series, flashbacks reveal that they had exactly this kind of relationship, and though Tiger's intentions were good (well...he thought his brother was a wimp and tried to beat it out of him), he finds, to his horror, that Gray Wolf has joined the bad guys, pretty much for the sole purpose of being able to beat the shit out of his arrogant, aloof older brother.
** This is made worse by the fact that Gray Wolf has indeed got stronger, to the point where Tiger is forced to go for a fatal blow in order to win the fight. A grinning Gray Wolf notes that it's "typical of him" before slumping to the ground, leaving Tiger standing over the body of the very reason he joined the fight in the first place. Interestingly, Tiger makes a point of not angsting overly about this, however, considering his brother to have died bravely.
** And then, in the third season, Tiger's at it again, telling the (Phoenix-resurrected) Gray Wolf that they're not really brothers, only "thrown away in the same box". This turns out to be a ploy to get Gray Wolf mad enough not to hold back in their upcoming tournament match against each other.
* Kurama from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' to basically everyone on the main team, at first. Hiei from the same show could also be seen as an example, though his sibling is Yukina and he cares a lot about her. He first had his Jagan eye implanted so that he could find Yukina, and even stayed aloof after finding her.
** Shizuru Kuwabara would qualify as an Aloof Big Sister.

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* Sesshoumaru from ''Manga/InuYasha''. He seems to be the only one better at fitting this trope than Uchiha Itachi. The only one more daunting than Sesshoumaru in this manga (including [[BigBad Naraku]]) is...Sesshoumaru's ''mother''.
* Guess [[spoiler:Asura]] from ''Manga/SoulEater'' could count as this, as he always seems very calm and contained (except in his occasional freak-outs), compared the "need to know NOW" attitude of [[spoiler:his little brother Kid]].
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', Killua's stoic older brother Illumi seems to give off this impression. The truth ''Manga/Brave10'', Rokuro is that Illumi is incredibly protective of Killua; so protective, in fact, that he [[BigBrotherBully refuses to let him live his own life]], believing that it is his job as {{The Dutiful Son}} to make sure that Killua inherits the {{Family Business}}[[ProfessionalKiller assassination]].
* Leonard Testarossa from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic! The Second Raid'', though more expressive than most.
* Touga Kiryuu from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
* Seto Kaiba from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Ryo Marufuji of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' as well.
** Ryo's a lesser case in the manga adaptation, as he initially thinks that
one towards his younger brother, who once throws a duel to spare his opponent's feelings, twin, Nanakuma, as Rokuro is far less emotionally demonstrative. He doesn't have the competitive spirit to be a pro, even if he has the talent. After seeing Sho hate Nanakuma like [[CainAndAbel Nanakuma hates him]] but in action at the [[TournamentArc school tournament]], Ryo is more impressed by his abilities.
* Aoyagi Seimei from ''Manga/{{Loveless}}''. His feelings for his brother is...[[spoiler:[[BrotherSisterIncest more than a little creepy]].]]
* Ralph Werec from ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' was also the BigBad.
* Tsubasa Ohgami (to Sohma) from ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''.
* Aoshi Shinomori (to Makimachi Misao) from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
* Thanks to his sister Sayu, [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] can be considered one, since he is too busy killing criminals to help her do her homework.
* Zechs Marquise (a.k.a. Milliardo Peacecraft) from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' is so aloof that he concealed his identity completely from his sister, Relena, even as he maneuvered events to push her into accepting their family's legacy. She eventually learns of their relationship from his love interest, Lt. Noin, rather than from him directly.
** The original Aloof Big Brother in ''Gundam'' is, of course, [[spoiler:Char Aznable to Sayla Mass (Casval Rem and Artesia Som Deikun)]] from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''.
* Tiger from ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' is a particularly tragic example as he's one of the primary good guys, a tough, experienced bandit attempting to rescue his kidnapped younger brother, Gray Wolf. Over the course of the series, flashbacks reveal that they had exactly this kind of relationship, and though Tiger's intentions were good (well...he thought his brother was a wimp and tried to beat it out of him), he finds, to his horror, that Gray Wolf has joined the bad guys, pretty much for the sole purpose of being able to beat the shit out of his arrogant, aloof older brother.
** This is made worse by the fact that Gray Wolf has indeed got stronger, to the point where Tiger is forced to go for a fatal blow in order to win the fight. A grinning Gray Wolf notes that it's "typical of him" before slumping to the ground, leaving Tiger standing over the body of the very reason he joined the fight in the first place. Interestingly, Tiger makes a point of not angsting overly about this, however, considering his brother to have died bravely.
** And then, in the third season, Tiger's at it again, telling the (Phoenix-resurrected) Gray Wolf that they're not really brothers,
reality Rokuro's cold [[TheStoic stoicism]] only "thrown away in the same box". This turns out contributes to be a ploy to get Gray Wolf mad enough not to hold back in their upcoming tournament match against each other.
* Kurama from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' to basically everyone on the main team, at first. Hiei from the same show could also be seen as an example, though his sibling is Yukina
Nanakuma's [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex insecurities]] and he cares a lot about her. He first had his Jagan eye implanted so that he could find Yukina, and even stayed aloof after finding her.
** Shizuru Kuwabara would qualify as an Aloof Big Sister.
anger.



* Ryō Kanzato from ''Persona -Trinity Soul-''.
* ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'''s Masamori is initially more capable than Yoshimori, the main character. He also rarely visits home, and is the leader of the Night Troops. Aside from his ManipulativeBastard AntiHero tendencies, he really does care for his family.
* [[spoiler:Reito]] is [[spoiler:Mikoto]]'s Aloof Big Brother in ''Anime/MaiHime'', although she doesn't know it's him for a good while.

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* Ryō Kanzato from ''Persona -Trinity Soul-''.
* ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'''s Masamori
Lelouch vi Britannia of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is initially more capable than Yoshimori, an inversion, being warm and caring towards his little sister Nunnally, but later on, he dons a cold JerkassFacade for the main character. He sake of ''world peace.'' [[spoiler:Poor Nunnally only learns his motives when he's dying.]] He's also rarely visits home, an interesting take on this trope, since he's the ''main character''.
** And Lelouch himself (though perhaps Nunners
and is by extension the leader whole of the Night Troops. Aside from Britannian royal family) has this in the form of Prince Schneizel.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Thanks to
his ManipulativeBastard AntiHero tendencies, sister Sayu, Light Yagami can be considered one, since he really does care for his family.
* [[spoiler:Reito]]
is [[spoiler:Mikoto]]'s Aloof Big Brother in ''Anime/MaiHime'', although she doesn't know it's him for a good while.too busy killing criminals to help her do her homework.



* This trope perfectly describes Neeba of ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga: The Aegis of Uruk'', who plays the literal Aloof Big Brother to IdiotHero Jil.
* Subverted by [[TheAce Yuki Aiba]], the Aloof ''Little'' Brother of ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'' protagonist Kouji Aiba. Yuki is cooler, stronger, taller, smarter, and more competent than his awkward and dopey older brother. He even has a more active love life too.

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* This trope perfectly describes Neeba As of ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga: the 2008 ''Manga/DragonBall'' OVA special, Vegeta can be considered one.
* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' with Agon and Unsui. It's the younger twin that's perfect and gives the older one a raging inferiority complex. In terms of personality though, Unsui is definitely the aloof one.
*
The Aegis of Uruk'', who plays ur-example in anime would be Raoh, Kenshiro's older brother from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. He was even the literal BigBad for most of the series, but eventually did a HeelFaceTurn.
** Hyoh, Kenshiro's actual elder brother from the SequelSeries, is a bit of a subversion. While a strong fighter by his own right, he is actually stated to be weaker than both Kenshiro and his former training partner, Kaioh (who just happens to be Raoh's true elder brother).
** On some occasions, Raoh is shown trying his hardest to keep up this image. He refuses to show either fear or love, even when he knows he's feeling these emotions, because he wishes to maintain his pride as the elder brother.
* Kurei from ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' is Recca's EXTREMELY
Aloof Big Brother (well, half-brother). Similar to IdiotHero Jil.
the Byakuya Kuchiki example, Kurei is unable to openly display the kindness his allies ''know'' he has, and it very much stems from the traumatic past he has gone through and having the wrong man raise him.
* Subverted by [[TheAce In ''{{Anime/Free}}'' Rin Matsuoka is this to his little sister Gou. For the most part, he's as cold and distant to her as he is with everyone else, though he does have moments that show he cares for her.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': Ayame's BackStory shows him treating
Yuki Aiba]], the Aloof ''Little'' Brother of ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'' protagonist Kouji Aiba. Yuki is cooler, stronger, taller, smarter, and more competent than his awkward and dopey like this, as he was ten years older brother. He even has and Yuki was very sick as a more active love life too.child. His current wish to help and support Yuki is, he admits, trying to [[TheAtoner make up for it]].



* Reiji, aka Reggie, from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' inverts this by being [[NiceGuy a hell of a lot nicer]] than his ruthless younger brother, local JerkAss Shinji, aka Paul.
* Lelouch vi Britannia of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is initially an inversion, being warm and caring towards his little sister Nunnally, but later on, he dons a cold JerkassFacade for the sake of ''world peace.'' [[spoiler:Poor Nunnally only learns his motives when he's dying.]] He's also an interesting take on this trope, since he's the ''main character''.
** And Lelouch himself (though perhaps Nunners and by extension the whole of the Britannian royal family) have this in the form of Prince Schneizel.
* Cicada from ''Anime/LastExile'', [[TheCaligula Maestro Delphine's]] [[TheDragon Dragon]] and BattleButler, arguably fulfills this in regards to Luciola, the BattleButler to Delphine's younger brother, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Dio]]. However, they look nothing alike, are only revealed to be brothers in a throwaway line by Delphine, and are only seen onscreen together [[spoiler: when Luciola kills him to get to Delphine and save Dio.]]
* Although he's shown to be a loving big brother in flashbacks, Folken Fanel from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is a typical Aloof Big Brother by the time the series begin, due to trauma and bitterness. [[spoiler:And when he drops the act, it's RedemptionEqualsDeath time]].
* Played with surprisingly well and dramatically ([[NarmCharm considering the series]]) in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''. It seems [[spoiler:Kyouji Kasshu]] is a textbook and [[MagnificentBastard VERY cruel]] version of this...but by the end of the series, we see that he never ''truly'' was. His original personality was closer to a BigBrotherMentor, but he was ''forcefully'' turned into an Aloof Big Brother [[spoiler: BigBad due to the brainwashing given to him by the Devil Gundam and its DG Cells.]] He still uses his last bits of strength and sanity [[spoiler: to create a clone of himself with some more DG Cells and the dead body of the original Schwarz Bruder (whom the Devil Gundam fought and killed); said clone becomes Domon's BigBrotherMentor, the second Schwarz Bruder]].
* Kurei from ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' is Recca's EXTREMELY Aloof Big Brother (well, half-brother). Similar to the Byakuya Kuchiki example, Kurei is unable to openly display the kindness his allies ''know'' he has, and it very much stems from the traumatic past he has gone through and having the wrong man raise him.
* Subverted to hell and back by Clari Net of ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln''. In his introduction, he's set up to be this type of character--bishounen (ridiculously so), glasses, badass, haughty, serious, et cetera--and it becomes plucky lad Trom Bone's great ambition to earn Clari's respect. However...then we're introduced to Clari's ''actual'' little sister. To say that he fawns over her is a gross understatement. The other characters are left gobsmacked and so is the audience.
* Racer X and Anime/SpeedRacer.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': Ayame's BackStory shows him treating Yuki like this, as he was ten years older and Yuki was very sick as a child. His current wish to help and support Yuki is, he admits, trying to [[TheAtoner make up for it]].
* Ray Langren in ''Anime/GunXSword'', ever since his wife was murdered by the Claw.
* As of the 2008 ''Manga/DragonBall'' OVA special, Vegeta can be considered one.
* Hachimaki in ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' is one of these to his brother.
* Tomohiko Yamada from ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai''. Despite (or because of) his [[{{Hikikomori}} reclusive tendencies]], his family describes him as having: ''"no need to work, no need to live precariously. You can survive by watching, thinking, and speaking of what you are interested in... it's as though we are secretly rearing a beautiful creature."''
* Though she has yet to actually appear in the series, Luna Inverse absolutely terrifies her little sister, Lina. Yes, ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction that]]'' [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Lina Inverse]]. Just mentioning her sister in Lina's presence is enough to send her into a panic. As she seems content to stay in her home town working as a waitress, Luna doesn't really fill in the "rival" quota, but due to her nature as the Ceiphied Knight, she is incredibly powerful, rivaling even Xellos, one of the most powerful Mazoku in the world, who even Lina doesn't like the idea of fighting.

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* Reiji, aka Reggie, Leonard Testarossa from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' inverts this by being [[NiceGuy a hell of a lot nicer]] ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic! The Second Raid'', though more expressive than his ruthless younger brother, local JerkAss Shinji, aka Paul.
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* Lelouch vi Britannia Osamu Sugo/Knight Shoemach of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', who is initially an inversion, being warm and caring towards his little sister Nunnally, but later on, he dons a cold JerkassFacade for the sake of ''world peace.'' [[spoiler:Poor Nunnally only learns his motives when he's dying.]] Asuka's older brother. He's also an interesting take on this trope, since he's the ''main character''.
** And Lelouch himself (though perhaps Nunners and by extension the whole
actually more of the Britannian royal family) have this in the form of Prince Schneizel.
* Cicada from ''Anime/LastExile'', [[TheCaligula Maestro Delphine's]] [[TheDragon Dragon]] and BattleButler, arguably fulfills this in regards to Luciola, the BattleButler to Delphine's younger brother, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Dio]]. However, they look nothing alike, are only revealed to be brothers in a throwaway line by Delphine, and are only seen onscreen together [[spoiler: when Luciola kills him to get to Delphine and save Dio.]]
* Although he's shown to be a loving big brother in flashbacks, Folken Fanel from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is a typical Aloof Big Brother by the time the series begin, due to trauma and bitterness. [[spoiler:And when he drops the act, it's RedemptionEqualsDeath time]].
* Played with surprisingly well and dramatically ([[NarmCharm considering the series]]) in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''. It seems [[spoiler:Kyouji Kasshu]] is a textbook and [[MagnificentBastard VERY cruel]] version of this...but by the end of the series, we see that he never ''truly'' was. His original personality was closer to
a BigBrotherMentor, but he was ''forcefully'' turned into an Aloof Big Brother [[spoiler: BigBad due to has this trait on several occasions, especially in the brainwashing given to him by the Devil Gundam and its DG Cells.]] He still uses his last bits of strength and sanity [[spoiler: to create a clone of himself with some more DG Cells ''Double-One'' arc, when he challenges Hayato and the dead body of the original Schwarz Bruder (whom the Devil Gundam fought and killed); said clone becomes Domon's BigBrotherMentor, the second Schwarz Bruder]].
* Kurei from ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' is Recca's EXTREMELY Aloof Big Brother (well, half-brother). Similar to the Byakuya Kuchiki example, Kurei is unable to openly display the kindness his allies ''know'' he has, and it very much stems from the traumatic past he has gone through and having the wrong man raise him.
* Subverted to hell and back by Clari Net of ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln''. In his introduction, he's set up to be this type of character--bishounen (ridiculously so), glasses, badass, haughty, serious, et cetera--and it becomes plucky lad Trom Bone's great ambition to earn Clari's respect. However...then we're introduced to Clari's ''actual'' little sister. To say that he fawns over her is a gross understatement. The other characters are left gobsmacked and so is the audience.
* Racer X and Anime/SpeedRacer.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': Ayame's BackStory shows him treating Yuki like this, as he was ten years older and Yuki was very sick as a child. His current wish to help and support Yuki is, he admits, trying to [[TheAtoner make up for it]].
* Ray Langren in ''Anime/GunXSword'', ever since his wife was murdered by the Claw.
* As of the 2008 ''Manga/DragonBall'' OVA special, Vegeta can be considered one.
* Hachimaki in ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' is one of these to his brother.
* Tomohiko Yamada from ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai''. Despite (or because of) his [[{{Hikikomori}} reclusive tendencies]], his family describes him as having: ''"no need to work, no need to live precariously. You can survive by watching, thinking, and speaking of what you are interested in... it's as though we are secretly rearing a beautiful creature."''
* Though she has yet to actually appear in the series, Luna Inverse absolutely terrifies her little sister, Lina. Yes, ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction that]]'' [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Lina Inverse]]. Just mentioning her sister in Lina's presence is enough to send her into a panic. As she seems content to stay in her home town working as a waitress, Luna doesn't really fill in the "rival" quota, but due to her nature as the Ceiphied Knight, she is incredibly powerful, rivaling even Xellos, one of the most powerful Mazoku in the world, who even Lina doesn't like the idea of fighting.
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* Keiichi Hiiragi in ''Anime/OnegaiMyMelody''; his younger brother, Jun, always resents that Keiichi is better in every single aspect.
* Suguru Aizawa of ''Manga/AreaNoKishi'' is often cold and aloof with his younger brother, Kakeru, and quite obviously disapproves of his brother's dream to become a professional [[FootyRules football]] trainer. It is hinted, however, that Suguru [[BigBrotherMentor may act this way]] because he knows that Kakeru is only truly happy when ''playing'' the sport he loves.
* ''Manga/AirGear'': Kaito Wanijima.
* [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Meta Knight]] to Kirby in ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa''. Subverted in that Kirby's actually more powerful.
* Osamu Sugo/Knight Shoemach of ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', who is Asuka's older brother. He's actually more of a BigBrotherMentor, but he has this trait on several occasions, especially in the ''Double-One'' arc, when he challenges Hayato and the others.
* Takeru of ''Manga/AkumaDeSourou'' is this to Yuzuru. Takeru is athletic, handsome, and popular, while Yuzuru is mostly mistaken for a girl and physically bullied at school. He studies hard to go to his big brother's school and even [[spoiler: stalks and blackmails Kayano]] just to get Takeru's attention.
* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' with Agon and Unsui. It's the younger twin that's perfect and gives the older one a raging inferiority complex. In terms of personality though, Unsui is definitely the aloof one.
* Surprisingly, in ''Manga/OnePiece'', it was revealed that NiceGuy Ace was this to Luffy when they were kids. Over time, he developed a BigBrotherInstinct and became a KnightTemplarBigBrother towards anyone who wants to hurt Luffy.
** [[spoiler:Amusingly, they aren't actually related. Garp pawned off both his son's son and his WorthyOpponent's son, who had come into his care, on the same set of bandits, where they eventually bonded.]]
* Gwendal von Voltaire on ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh!'' has this as his default setting, particularly toward his annoying youngest brother, Wolfram, who looks up to him and toward whom he stands in something of a fatherly role. He actually cares a lot, though, it's just that, because of what his mother's like, he's been playing the role of OnlySaneMan since he was [[OlderThanTheyLook thirty]] or so, and over the decades, it's gotten to him. (He currently runs the kingdom for Yuuri, is probably 200 or so, and looks forty-fivish and a lot older than his mother.) His other brother, Conrad, actually gets less support of any kind from him, but they understand each other better and Conrad's a bit of an emotional masochist, so it works out.
** Conrad has, in turn, wound up doing a very different style of this to Wolfram, who, at the start of the series, resents him heartily and subjects him to [[FantasticRacism racial slurs]], though [[CharacterDevelopment he gets better about that]]. Interestingly, all the rancor as well as the divide come from [[RoyalBrat Wolfram]], who rejected [[StepfordSmiler Conrad]] when they were kids after finding out he was half human. Conrad is revealed to have, at one point, been an ''obsessively'' devoted big brother. The man evidently requires somebody to fixate on, meaning both [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Julia]] and [[TheHero Yuuri]] are essentially ''Wolfram replacements'' in his life.
*** He would be the world's most creepy boyfriend after all the ones that might actually hurt you.
** Yuuri's actual big brother, Shori, manages a little of this, despite the fact that ''he'' is deeply concerned with all things 'Yuu-chan', while Yuuri (a WideEyedIdealist with a HundredPercentAdorationRating who eventually becomes an AllLovingHero) finds his family annoying and grouches at Shori most of the time. Shori shares with Gwendal the history of being the OnlySaneMan in his family, since their parents' adorable insanity apparently led to a certain amount of neglect sometimes.
*** On the other hand, when plot-things requiring him aren't happening, Shori is usually either out or closeted in his room playing dating sims, making him aloof enough, and he's the freakishly talented one with a work ethic and ambition, putting Yuuri rather in the shade. The fact that all that ambition is channeled into making Yuuri's life easier is another matter altogether.
*** The fact that their parents always loved Yuuri better, either.
*** This entry makes Yuuri look like even more of a CanonSue than he actually is.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' has Chifuyu Orimura, the big sister of the protagonist Ichika who has won the Mondo Grosso tournament using nothing but the same weapon Ichika's Byakkushiki is using right now. She has taken care of him since he was small after their parents abandoned them. She is also his homeroom teacher and combat instructor, which leads to many comparisons and expectations that he knows he's not ready to fulfill.
* From ''Manga/SnowWhiteWithTheRedHair'', there's Izana, the older brother of male lead [[RebelPrince Zen]]. He's not only the heir to the throne, he's also immensely capable and a subtle MagnificentBastard. He does seem to care about Zen in his own way, but he expresses said care by testing and questioning Zen's actions as a prince at every turn. He also doesn't approve much of heroine Shirayuki, seeing her as too ordinary and low-ranking to be connected to the royal family.
* Austria from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' starts as this, specially to young North Italy. Even in modern times, he's quite aloof compared with the rest of his entourage.
** The Netherlands is ''still'' like this to his younger siblings Belgium and Luxembourg. Poor Belgium still frets about how unsociable and penny-pinching he is.
** Switzerland seems like this at first glance, but it's [[KnightTemplarBigBrother very]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold much]] subverted.
* ''Literature/UchoutenKazoku'''s Yaichirou tries to be this and mostly succeeds, but he cracks under pressure.
* Rikka's big sister Touka in ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' {{invoked|trope}} and {{lampshaded|trope}} this trope. This is also a {{Deconstruction}}, as her aloofness results from her inability to handle her sister very well and her own emotional problems. As a result, she ends up hurting her sister more than helping when it comes to her time of need. Even she realizes this herself, and often asks Yuuta, who could connect with Rikka better, for help.



* In ''{{Anime/Free}}'' Rin Matsuoka is this to his little sister Gou. For the most part, he's as cold and distant to her as he is with everyone else, though he does have moments that show he cares for her.
%% * ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}'': Genderflipped with Torako's older sister.
* In ''Manga/YowamushiPedal'' Shingo is this to the team
* ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' has her older sister Teru, who stopped speaking to her around the time their parents separated, [[SolomonDivorce each taking one daughter]], and now [[IHaveNoSon denies having a sister]], although they were closer in the past.
* In the ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' anime, Minto's older brother is this to her, coldly shrugging off her attempts to [[WellDoneSonGuy impress]] him in the episode in which he appears, although he gets to show that he cares for her by the end.

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* In ''{{Anime/Free}}'' Rin Matsuoka ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'': Char Aznable to [[spoiler:Sayla Mass (original names Casval Rem and Artesia Som Deikun)]].
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'': Played with surprisingly well and dramatically ([[NarmCharm considering the series]]). It seems [[spoiler:Kyouji Kasshu]]
is this a textbook and [[MagnificentBastard VERY cruel]] version of this...but by the end of the series, we see that he never ''truly'' was. His original personality was closer to a BigBrotherMentor, but he was ''forcefully'' turned into an Aloof Big Brother [[spoiler: BigBad due to the brainwashing given to him by the Devil Gundam and its DG Cells.]] He still uses his little sister Gou. For last bits of strength and sanity [[spoiler:to create a clone of himself with some more DG Cells and the most part, he's as cold dead body of the original Schwarz Bruder (whom the Devil Gundam fought and distant to her killed); said clone becomes Domon's BigBrotherMentor, the second Schwarz Bruder]].
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': Zechs Marquise (a.k.a. Milliardo Peacecraft) is so aloof that he concealed his identity completely from his sister, Relena, even
as he maneuvered events to push her into accepting their family's legacy. She eventually learns of their relationship from his love interest, Lt. Noin, rather than from him directly.
* Ray Langren in ''Anime/GunXSword'', ever since his wife was murdered by the Claw.
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', Killua's stoic older brother Illumi seems to give off this impression. The truth
is with everyone else, though he does have moments that show Illumi is incredibly protective of Killua; so protective, in fact, that he cares for her.
[[BigBrotherBully refuses to let him live his own life]], believing that it is his job as {{The Dutiful Son}} to make sure that Killua inherits the {{Family Business}}[[ProfessionalKiller assassination]].
%% * ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}'': Genderflipped with Torako's older sister.
* In ''Manga/YowamushiPedal'' Shingo is this to Subverted by [[TheAce Yuki Aiba]], the team
* ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' has her
Aloof ''Little'' Brother of ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'' protagonist Kouji Aiba. Yuki is cooler, stronger, taller, smarter, and more competent than his awkward and dopey older brother. He even has a more active love life too.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' has Chifuyu Orimura, the big
sister Teru, of the protagonist Ichika who stopped speaking to her around has won the time Mondo Grosso tournament using nothing but the same weapon Ichika's Byakkushiki is using right now. She has taken care of him since he was small after their parents separated, [[SolomonDivorce abandoned them. She is also his homeroom teacher and combat instructor, which leads to many comparisons and expectations that he knows he's not ready to fulfill.
* Sesshoumaru from ''Manga/InuYasha''. He seems to be the only one better at fitting this trope than Uchiha Itachi. The only one more daunting than Sesshoumaru in this manga (including [[BigBad Naraku]]) is...Sesshoumaru's ''mother''.
* Tsubasa Ohgami (to Sohma) from ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''.
* ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'''s Masamori is initially more capable than Yoshimori, the main character. He also rarely visits home, and is the leader of the Night Troops. Aside from his ManipulativeBastard AntiHero tendencies, he really does care for his family.
* Meta Knight to Kirby in ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa''. Subverted in that Kirby's actually more powerful.
* Gwendal von Voltaire on ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh!'' has this as his default setting, particularly toward his annoying youngest brother, Wolfram, who looks up to him and toward whom he stands in something of a fatherly role. He actually cares a lot, though, it's just that, because of what his mother's like, he's been playing the role of OnlySaneMan since he was [[OlderThanTheyLook thirty]] or so, and over the decades, it's gotten to him. (He currently runs the kingdom for Yuuri, is probably 200 or so, and looks forty-fivish and a lot older than his mother.) His other brother, Conrad, actually gets less support of any kind from him, but they understand
each taking one daughter]], other better and now [[IHaveNoSon denies having Conrad's a sister]], although bit of an emotional masochist, so it works out.
** Conrad has, in turn, wound up doing a very different style of this to Wolfram, who, at the start of the series, resents him heartily and subjects him to [[FantasticRacism racial slurs]], though [[CharacterDevelopment he gets better about that]]. Interestingly, all the rancor as well as the divide come from [[RoyalBrat Wolfram]], who rejected [[StepfordSmiler Conrad]] when
they were closer kids after finding out he was half human. Conrad is revealed to have, at one point, been an ''obsessively'' devoted big brother. The man evidently requires somebody to fixate on, meaning both [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Julia]] and [[TheHero Yuuri]] are essentially ''Wolfram replacements'' in his life.
*** He would be the world's most creepy boyfriend after all the ones that might actually hurt you.
** Yuuri's actual big brother, Shori, manages a little of this, despite the fact that ''he'' is deeply concerned with all things 'Yuu-chan', while Yuuri (a WideEyedIdealist with a HundredPercentAdorationRating who eventually becomes an AllLovingHero) finds his family annoying and grouches at Shori most of the time. Shori shares with Gwendal the history of being the OnlySaneMan in his family, since their parents' adorable insanity apparently led to a certain amount of neglect sometimes.
*** On the other hand, when plot-things requiring him aren't happening, Shori is usually either out or closeted in his room playing dating sims, making him aloof enough, and he's the freakishly talented one with a work ethic and ambition, putting Yuuri rather
in the past.
shade. The fact that all that ambition is channeled into making Yuuri's life easier is another matter altogether.
*** The fact that their parents always loved Yuuri better, either.
*** This entry makes Yuuri look like even more of a CanonSue than he actually is.
* In Cicada from ''Anime/LastExile'', [[TheCaligula Maestro Delphine's]] [[TheDragon Dragon]] and BattleButler, arguably fulfills this in regards to Luciola, the ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' anime, Minto's BattleButler to Delphine's younger brother, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Dio]]. However, they look nothing alike, are only revealed to be brothers in a throwaway line by Delphine, and are only seen onscreen together [[spoiler: when Luciola kills him to get to Delphine and save Dio.]]
* Rikka's big sister Touka in ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' {{invoked|trope}} and {{lampshaded|trope}} this trope. This is also a {{Deconstruction}}, as her aloofness results from her inability to handle her sister very well and her own emotional problems. As a result, she ends up hurting her sister more than helping when it comes to her time of need. Even she realizes this herself, and often asks Yuuta, who could connect with Rikka better, for help.
* Aoyagi Seimei from ''Manga/{{Loveless}}''. His feelings for his brother are... [[spoiler:[[BrotherSisterIncest more than a little creepy]].]]
* [[spoiler:Reito]] is [[spoiler:Mikoto]]'s Aloof Big Brother in ''Anime/MaiHime'', although she doesn't know it's him for a good while.
* Tiger from ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' is a particularly tragic example as he's one of the primary good guys, a tough, experienced bandit attempting to rescue his kidnapped younger brother, Gray Wolf. Over the course of the series, flashbacks reveal that they had exactly this kind of relationship, and though Tiger's intentions were good (well... he thought his brother was a wimp and tried to beat it out of him), he finds, to his horror, that Gray Wolf has joined the bad guys, pretty much for the sole purpose of being able to beat the shit out of his arrogant, aloof older brother.
** This is made worse by the fact that Gray Wolf has indeed got stronger, to the point where Tiger is forced to go for a fatal blow in order to win the fight. A grinning Gray Wolf notes that it's "typical of him" before slumping to the ground, leaving Tiger standing over the body of the very reason he joined the fight in the first place. Interestingly, Tiger makes a point of not angsting overly about this, however, considering his brother to have died bravely.
** And then, in the third season, Tiger's at it again, telling the (Phoenix-resurrected) Gray Wolf that they're not really brothers, only "thrown away in the same box". This turns out to be a ploy to get Gray Wolf mad enough not to hold back in their upcoming tournament match against each other.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Itachi Uchiha. Kishimoto probably read the page and designed him from it that's how close the description is. Even the "more bishonen" part Itachi's always had way more real-life fangirls than Sasuke. This has since been subverted all to heck since it turns out that [[spoiler:Itachi actually had a huge brother complex with Sasuke, and most of his unkind or distant behavior was because, at age 13, he was trying to cope with his career as a human weapon, his best friend's death, and the fact that his family was planning to betray his village, forcing him to choose a side and kill people he owed loyalty to. Before he started trying to deal with the upcoming coup, he spent a good deal of time playing with his little brother, and he always loved him more than anything.]]
** Neji Hyuga starts out as an Aloof Older ''Cousin'' of Hinata's, thinking she's too weak to inherit the clan, seeing her determination to improve herself as foolish, and having a long-standing grudge against her side of the family but has a HeelFaceTurn. Hinata even addresses him as she would an
older brother (appending "[[JapaneseSiblingTerminology -nii-san]]" to his name).
** Ibiki Morino
is shown to be one toward his significantly younger brother, Idate Morino, in the Land of Tea filler arc, who, he believes, fails to understand trusting and helping other people enough to be a ninja.
* Keiichi Hiiragi in ''Anime/OnegaiMyMelody''; his younger brother, Jun, always resents that Keiichi is better in every single aspect.
* Surprisingly, in ''Manga/OnePiece'', it was revealed that NiceGuy Ace was
this to her, coldly shrugging Luffy when they were kids. Over time, he developed a BigBrotherInstinct and became a KnightTemplarBigBrother towards anyone who wants to hurt Luffy.
** [[spoiler:Amusingly, they aren't actually related. Garp pawned
off her attempts to [[WellDoneSonGuy impress]] him in both his son's son and his WorthyOpponent's son, who had come into his care, on the episode same set of bandits, where they eventually bonded.]]
* Ryō Kanzato from ''Anime/PersonaTrinitySoul''.
* Hachimaki
in which he appears, although he gets ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' is one of these to show that he cares for her his brother.
* Reiji, aka Reggie, from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' inverts this
by the end.being [[NiceGuy a hell of a lot nicer]] than his ruthless younger brother, local JerkAss Shinji, aka Paul.
* Touga Kiryuu from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.



* Subverted by Takumi Aldini of ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma''. Takumi and his younger (by about three minutes) brother Isami are both well aware that Takumi is by far the better chef of them, but Takumi recognises just how good his brother is compared to nearly everyone else and encourages him to stand on his own two feet. The two also get along splendidly well, and work like a well-oiled machine during group assignments.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Rokuro is one towards his younger twin, Nanakuma, as Rokuro is far less emotionally demonstrative. He doesn't hate Nanakuma like [[CainAndAbel Nanakuma hates him]] but in reality Rokuro's cold [[TheStoic stoicism]] only contributes to Nanakuma's [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex insecurities]] and anger.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar''[='s=] Kagami Hiiragi to her younger (twin) sister Tsukasa. She's good at school and social, unlike Tsukasa who isn't as astute and rather shy. Kagami's personality, however, is considerably more coarse compared to her gentler sister.

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* Aoshi Shinomori (to Makimachi Misao) from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
* Phoenix Ikki from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is an excellent example of this trope: older brother of Shun and the strongest of all the bronze saints by far. Has elements of an IneffectualLoner in him to boot.
* ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' has her older sister Teru, who stopped speaking to her around the time their parents separated, [[SolomonDivorce each taking one daughter]], and now [[IHaveNoSon denies having a sister]], although they were closer in the past.
* Tomohiko Yamada from ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai''. Despite (or because of) his [[{{Hikikomori}} reclusive tendencies]], his family describes him as having: ''"no need to work, no need to live precariously. You can survive by watching, thinking, and speaking of what you are interested in... it's as though we are secretly rearing a beautiful creature."''
* Subverted by Takumi Aldini of ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma''. Takumi and his younger (by about three minutes) brother Isami are both well aware that Takumi is by far the better chef of them, but Takumi recognises just how good his brother is compared to nearly everyone else and encourages him to stand on his own two feet. The two also get along splendidly well, and work like a well-oiled machine during group assignments.assignments.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Though she has yet to actually appear in the series, Luna Inverse absolutely terrifies her little sister, Lina. Yes, ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction that]]'' Lina Inverse. Just mentioning her sister in Lina's presence is enough to send her into a panic. As she seems content to stay in her home town working as a waitress, Luna doesn't really fill in the "rival" quota, but due to her nature as the Ceiphied Knight, she is incredibly powerful, rivaling even Xellos, one of the most powerful Mazoku in the world, who even Lina doesn't like the idea of fighting.
* From ''Manga/SnowWhiteWithTheRedHair'', there's Izana, the older brother of male lead [[RebelPrince Zen]]. He's not only the heir to the throne, he's also immensely capable and a subtle MagnificentBastard. He does seem to care about Zen in his own way, but he expresses said care by testing and questioning Zen's actions as a prince at every turn. He also doesn't approve much of heroine Shirayuki, seeing her as too ordinary and low-ranking to be connected to the royal family.
* Guess [[spoiler:Asura]] from ''Manga/SoulEater'' could count as this, as he always seems very calm and contained (except in his occasional freak-outs), compared the "need to know NOW" attitude of [[spoiler:his little brother Kid]].
* Racer X and Anime/SpeedRacer.
* Ralph Werec from ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' was also the BigBad.
* In the ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' anime, Minto's older brother is this to her, coldly shrugging off her attempts to [[WellDoneSonGuy impress]] him in the episode in which he appears, although he gets to show that he cares for her by the end.
* This trope perfectly describes Neeba of ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga: The Aegis of Uruk'', who plays the literal Aloof Big Brother to IdiotHero Jil.
* ''Literature/UchoutenKazoku'''s Yaichirou tries to be this and mostly succeeds, but he cracks under pressure.

* Subverted to hell and back by Clari Net of ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln''. In his introduction, he's set up to be this type of character--bishounen (ridiculously so), glasses, badass, haughty, serious, et cetera--and it becomes plucky lad Trom Bone's great ambition to earn Clari's respect. However... then we're introduced to Clari's ''actual'' little sister. To say that he fawns over her is a gross understatement. The other characters are left gobsmacked and so is the audience.
* Although he's shown to be a loving big brother in flashbacks, Folken Fanel from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is a typical Aloof Big Brother by the time the series begin, due to trauma and bitterness. [[spoiler:And when he drops the act, it's RedemptionEqualsDeath time]].
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Rokuro ''Manga/YowamushiPedal'' Shingo is one towards this to the team.
* Seto Kaiba from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Ryo Marufuji of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' as well.
** Ryo's a lesser case in the manga adaptation, as he initially thinks that
his younger twin, Nanakuma, as Rokuro is far less emotionally demonstrative. He brother, who once throws a duel to spare his opponent's feelings, doesn't hate Nanakuma like [[CainAndAbel Nanakuma hates him]] but have the competitive spirit to be a pro, even if he has the talent. After seeing Sho in reality Rokuro's cold [[TheStoic stoicism]] only contributes to Nanakuma's [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex insecurities]] and anger.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar''[='s=] Kagami Hiiragi to her younger (twin) sister Tsukasa. She's good
action at the [[TournamentArc school and social, unlike Tsukasa who isn't as astute and rather shy. Kagami's personality, however, tournament]], Ryo is considerably more coarse compared impressed by his abilities.
* Kurama from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''
to her gentler sister.basically everyone on the main team, at first. Hiei from the same show could also be seen as an example, though his sibling is Yukina and he cares a lot about her. He first had his Jagan eye implanted so that he could find Yukina, and even stayed aloof after finding her.
** Shizuru Kuwabara would qualify as an Aloof Big Sister.
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* Robert Baratheon in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' seems to be the only man in the capital unaware of his brother's OpenSecret relationship with Loras Tyrell.
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