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18th May '16 12:18:03 PM Doug86
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* The extended universe of 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.

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* The extended universe of DoctorWho ''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.
27th Apr '16 5:58:50 AM emeriin
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* In-universe, The Other Guy to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. He has a couple of PetTheDog moments, but mostly he's the "dark overlord that controls [him]" and doesn't care about his problems.
22nd Apr '16 10:27:44 AM MajinAkuma
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* [=Matt/Yamato=] from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' is an odd example of the trope, as he seems to try to be a more typical case of this, but gets flustered and angry so easily that he may as well kiss the "aloof" part (which he pulls more from being a loner) goodbye.
** One could argue it's because of Matt's young age that he's mostly trying to ''act'' aloof in order to be seen as cool (many kids/young teens adopt "personas" based off of fictional characters they admire until they themselves figure out who they really are as people), but he genuinely cares about his baby brother too much to follow through with the trope's characteristics of being detached and insensitive to T.K.'s well-being.

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* [=Matt/Yamato=] Yamato/Matt from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' is an odd example of the trope, as he seems to try to be a more typical case of this, but gets flustered and angry so easily that he may as well kiss the "aloof" part (which he pulls more from being a loner) goodbye.
** One could argue it's because of Matt's Yamato's young age that he's mostly trying to ''act'' aloof in order to be seen as cool (many kids/young teens adopt "personas" based off of fictional characters they admire until they themselves figure out who they really are as people), but he genuinely cares about his baby brother too much to follow through with the trope's characteristics of being detached and insensitive to T.Takeru/T.K.'s well-being.



* 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 Shneizel

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* 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 [[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 ShneizelSchneizel.



* As of the 2008 ''Manga/DragonBall'' OVA special, [[spoiler:Vegeta]] can be considered one.

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* As of the 2008 ''Manga/DragonBall'' OVA special, [[spoiler:Vegeta]] Vegeta can be considered one.
14th Apr '16 12:42:30 PM IronInfidel
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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.
10th Mar '16 3:54:33 PM SugarPrincess125
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* 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.

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* 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.arc, when he challenges Hayato and the others.
6th Feb '16 4:08:13 PM nombretomado
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* 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 ''{{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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* 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 ''{{Cheers}}'': ''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'').
23rd Jan '16 7:46:01 PM Willbyr
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* In ''AngelSanctuary'', Michael's Aloof Big Brother is ''Lucifer'', though most of this is told in the backstory and we only get to see the aftereffects.

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* In ''AngelSanctuary'', ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'', Michael's Aloof Big Brother is ''Lucifer'', though most of this is told in the backstory and we only get to see the aftereffects.



* 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.]]

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* FanFic/AGrowingAffection ''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.]]



* Lion El'Johnson, primarch of the Dark Angels chapter of SpaceMarines in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', was very [[TheStoic stoic]] and a bit of a paranoid and secretive loner to boot. Indeed, he was the oldest of the primarchs, and was a real no-nonsense guy in contrast to his rival and later [[VitriolicBestBuds best friend]], [[BoisterousBruiser Leman Russ]]. Many of his character traits were inherited to his chapter, and the Dark Angels tend to work alone to maintain [[TreacheryCoverUp dark secrets spanning all the way to the Horus Heresy]]. Though this is subverted in that Lion wasn't older than Russ by more than a few days, if at all (since the Primarchs are all transhuman clones of [[GodEmperor the same guy]]).

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* Lion El'Johnson, primarch of the Dark Angels chapter of SpaceMarines in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', was very [[TheStoic stoic]] and a bit of a paranoid and secretive loner to boot. Indeed, he was the oldest of the primarchs, Primarchs, and was a real no-nonsense guy in contrast to his rival and later [[VitriolicBestBuds best friend]], [[BoisterousBruiser Leman Russ]]. Many of his character traits were inherited to his chapter, and the Dark Angels tend to work alone to maintain [[TreacheryCoverUp dark secrets spanning all the way to the Horus Heresy]]. Though this is subverted in that Lion wasn't older than Russ by more than a few days, if at all (since the Primarchs are all transhuman clones of [[GodEmperor the same guy]]).
20th Jan '16 3:51:37 AM Adept
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* Genderflipped with [[{{Hyakko}} Torako's]] older sister.

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%% * ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}'': Genderflipped with [[{{Hyakko}} Torako's]] Torako's older sister.
13th Jan '16 4:16:04 PM Thriaemis
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* The extended universe of 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.
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