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1st Dec '16 1:55:23 PM Gamermaster
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* Gender-flipped in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' where Yang is quick to defend Ruby against Weiss and was the first to go after Ruby when she was attacked by Grimm.

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* Gender-flipped in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' where Yang is quick to defend Ruby against Weiss and was the first to go after Ruby when she was attacked by Grimm. There's even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EczdC7_WxVQ an entire song]] about how she'll always be there to protect her little sister.
24th Nov '16 6:26:30 AM Tron80
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* It's complicated, but both Franchise/{{Superman}} and ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' are this to each other (Supergirl is technically at least fifteen years older, but due to suspended animation shenanigans, Superman is a grown man while she's still a teenager). In the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc, Superman was NOT amused when he found out what his cousin had became a [[TheBerserker Red Lantern]], and both [[BadassArmy Green and Red Lanterns]] were frightened of what he would do should he blame them. Later on, when a Supergirl's enemy mentioned that he would go after her cousin after defeating her, she pounced on him and beat him.

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* It's complicated, but both Franchise/{{Superman}} and ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' are this to each other (Supergirl is technically at least fifteen years older, but due to suspended animation shenanigans, Superman is a grown man while she's still a teenager). teenager).
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In the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc, Superman was NOT amused when he found out what his cousin had became a [[TheBerserker Red Lantern]], and both [[BadassArmy Green and Red Lanterns]] were frightened of what he would do should he blame them. Later on, when a Supergirl's enemy mentioned that he would go after her cousin after defeating her, she pounced on him and beat him.him.
** In ''Comicbook/WarWorld'' Superman is trying to find Supergirl, who has gone missing. When Comicbook/TheSpectre -literally God's Wrath's embodiment- gets in his way, Superman tries to ''punch'' him. Superman is not prone to listen to reason if Kara is in danger.
22nd Nov '16 1:21:26 AM Morgenthaler
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** They're not related but in ''WebVideo/DemoReel'', after Donnie (Doug) gets kidnapped, {{badass}} {{stoic}} Carl (Rob) tears down the forest looking after him and makes sure he's okay when he returns.

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** They're not related but in ''WebVideo/DemoReel'', after Donnie (Doug) gets kidnapped, {{badass}} badass {{stoic}} Carl (Rob) tears down the forest looking after him and makes sure he's okay when he returns.
17th Nov '16 4:01:07 AM VerMa
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* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'':
** In the first arc (Issues 1-4), Rarity and Applejack (normally VitriolicBestBuds) are willing to go off by themselves to rescue their respective little sisters, when it seems that Twilight's overthinking will slow everything down.
*** Also, Rainbow Dash is fiercely protective of Scootaloo, even though (continuity-wise) the arc is set ''before'' their official bonding episode.
** Celestia shows this towards Luna on a few occasions. It may be a small thing, like shielding her temporarily defeated little sister in the second arc (Issues 5-8) or [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a full-on-power]] [[TakingYouWithMe suicidal attack]] on her mirror-world EvilCounterpart, who hurt both versions of Luna (due to unexpected {{synchronization}} between the two worlds), in the seventh arc (Issues 17-20). She's only stopped by a magical barrier conjured up by Mirror!King Sombra.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Switch|2015}}'', Mary, the protagonist, explains that she once saw a boy getting bullied but left pretending she hadn't seen anything. In contrast, when a giant monsters throws a van against her little brother, she rushes to get him out of the way and gets crushed instead (though the [[ClingyMacGuffin Witchblade]] heals her injuries).



* In ''ComicBook/{{Switch|2015}}'', Mary, the protagonist, explains that she once saw a boy getting bullied but left pretending she hadn't seen anything. In contrast, when a giant monsters throws a van against her little brother, she rushes to get him out of the way and gets crushed instead (though the [[ClingyMacGuffin Witchblade]] heals her injuries).
16th Nov '16 2:28:36 PM Destreux
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14th Nov '16 8:39:03 PM Blazer
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* When Creator/GavinFree first started living in the United States after being hired into Creator/RoosterTeeth, he ended up living with Rooster Teeth and Creator/AchievementHunter co-creator Geoff Ramsay, where he essentially became part of the family, especially being a surrogate big brother to Geoff's daughter Millie. When Gavin found out that Millie's old dentist had been arrested for pedophilia[[note]]Millie was not involved in it at all - her mother Griffin was around at all times[[/note]], Gavin's first question was [[ImpliedDeathThreat "Is he dead yet?"]]
12th Nov '16 11:01:13 AM Basara-kun
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Compare MamaBear, PapaWolf, and PromotionToParent. Compare/Contrast BigBrotherBully. While the two may seem mutually exclusive at first glance, they frequently overlap in both fiction and reality: the same sibling who makes their little sister's life a constant parade of pranks may have a IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer conversation with her new boyfriend.

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Compare MamaBear, PapaWolf, FamilyMan and PromotionToParent. Compare/Contrast BigBrotherBully. While the two may seem mutually exclusive at first glance, they frequently overlap in both fiction and reality: the same sibling who makes their little sister's life a constant parade of pranks may have a IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer conversation with her new boyfriend.
31st Oct '16 1:39:39 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* More "little sister instinct". A very devoted Italian woman named Angela Merici was grieved when her older sister Gianna Maria died without rites, and prayed ceaselessly to make sure her soul would be at peace. One day, she received a vision telling her that Gianna was in Heaven with the saints. In gratitude, Angela devoted the rest of her life to teaching, religion and service to the poor, founded the Order of Ursulines and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Merici ultimately became *Saint* Angela Merici.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Ah...]].

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* More "little sister instinct". A very devoted religious Italian woman named Angela Merici was grieved very depressed when her older sister Gianna Maria died without rites, and prayed ceaselessly to make sure her soul would be at peace. One day, she received a vision telling her that Gianna was in Heaven with the saints. In gratitude, Angela devoted the rest of her life to teaching, religion and service to the poor, founded the Order of Ursulines and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Merici ultimately became *Saint* Angela Merici.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Ah...]].]]



* In the ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' sequel of sorts ''Summer Days'', Kotonoha's reaction to seeing her younger sister Kokoro [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeed4HqVLtQ in very... compromising situation]] with her prospect boyfriend Makoto]] is grabbing a golf club and hitting the culprit upside the head. [[spoiler: Too bad Kokoro intercedes in Makoto's favor.]]\\
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She manages to play it ''much'' straighter in ''Summer Days''. When Kotonoha finds out that Kokoro [[spoiler: has been sexually abused by both Makoto and his friend Kyouichi]] is to... [[spoiler:grab her father's katana, murder both Makoto and Kyouichi, and set the building where this took place on fire before getting to safety with poor Kokoro.]]

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* In the ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' sequel of sorts ''Summer Days'', Kotonoha's reaction to seeing her younger sister Kokoro [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeed4HqVLtQ in very... compromising situation]] with her prospect boyfriend Makoto]] is grabbing a golf club and hitting the culprit upside the head. [[spoiler: Too bad Kokoro intercedes in Makoto's favor.]]\\
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She manages to play it ''much'' straighter in ''Summer Days''. When Kotonoha Days'': when she finds out that Kokoro [[spoiler: has been sexually abused by both Makoto and his friend Kyouichi]] is to... [[spoiler:grab Kyouichi]], she... [[spoiler:grabs her father's katana, murder murders both Makoto and Kyouichi, and set sets the building where this took place on fire before getting to safety with poor Kokoro.]]
31st Oct '16 6:03:56 AM TheKaizerreich
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One very common way to establish that a male character is a NiceGuy (even if [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold the niceness is hidden under a gruff exterior]]) is to give him an instinctive desire to be a big brother to smaller, younger, weaker, or female characters. These other characters may be truly younger siblings, or they may be completely unrelated, or even older, but the feeling is the same; acting as their protector. Female examples exist, in a smaller proportion that has been increasing steadily.

The Big Brother Instinct serves to explain fan attraction to {{Moe}} tropes and devices can be an ''emotional'', [[PerverseSexualLust rather than sexual]], response. There seems to be something inherently comforting to an awkward male about being looked up to by a younger girl for support. Therefore, {{Moe}} can be wish fulfillment about taking a "big brother role" instead of about being a LoveInterest.

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One very common way to establish that a male (or increasingly frequently female) character is a NiceGuy [[NiceGuy Nice Guy/Girl]] (even if [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold the niceness is hidden under a gruff exterior]]) is to give him them an instinctive desire to be a respectable big brother brother/sister to smaller, younger, weaker, or weaker characters (in more cases female characters. than male). These other characters may be truly younger siblings, or they may be completely unrelated, or even older, but the feeling is the same; acting same: to act as their protector. Female examples exist, in a smaller proportion that has been increasing steadily.

protector.

The Big Brother Instinct serves to explain fan attraction to {{Moe}} tropes and devices can be an ''emotional'', [[PerverseSexualLust rather than sexual]], response. There seems to be something inherently comforting to an awkward male about being looked up to by a younger girl for support. Therefore, {{Moe}} can be wish fulfillment about taking a "big brother role" instead of about being a LoveInterest.
LoveInterest. Rather amusingly, it's also quite often that the trope gets inverted, and the younger sibling wants to protect the older instead. HilarityEnsues when both versions happen at the same time.
2nd Oct '16 1:33:09 PM nombretomado
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* Quite a few ponies in the ''EquestriaChronicles''.

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* %%* Quite a few ponies in the ''EquestriaChronicles''.''Roleplay/EquestriaChronicles''.
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