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It's not always siblings--ChildhoodFriends get to experience all the same woes from beating up someone they grew up with--but there's a certain poetry when they're [[ThickerThanWater actually related]]. Note that they are traditionally always of the same sex: brothers or sisters (though there are exceptions).

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It's not always siblings--ChildhoodFriends siblings -- ChildhoodFriends get to experience all the same woes from beating up someone they grew up with--but with -- but there's a certain poetry when they're [[ThickerThanWater actually related]]. Note that they are traditionally always of the same sex: brothers or sisters (though there are exceptions).



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* Teru and ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' were once close while growing up, but an incident during their childhood, the full details of which have not been revealed yet, resulted in their parents separating, [[SolomonDivorce each taking custody of one of their daughters]], and Teru hating Saki enough to stop talking with her and even [[IHaveNoSon deny having a sister]]. Saki's goal in the series is to face Teru in mahjong and somehow reconcile with her.
* Prince Forsis and Pacifica in ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess''. You know…
* Asakura Yoh and [[spoiler:his older twin brother Hao]] in ''Manga/ShamanKing''

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* Teru and ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' were once close while growing up, but an incident during their childhood, the full details of which have not been revealed yet, resulted in their parents separating, [[SolomonDivorce each taking custody of one of their daughters]], and Teru hating Saki enough to stop talking with her and even [[IHaveNoSon deny having a sister]]. Saki's goal in the series is to face Teru in mahjong and somehow reconcile with her.
* %%* Prince Forsis and Pacifica in ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess''. You know…
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Asakura Yoh and [[spoiler:his older twin brother Hao]] in ''Manga/ShamanKing''''Manga/ShamanKing''.
* ''Manga/ShoukokuNoAltair'': Egomaniac Sultan Balaban is the Cain and his kind-hearted younger brother Prince Beyazit is the Abel, however in a twist [[spoiler:Beyazit ends up dethroning and killing Balaban to end his tyranny]].



-->'''Optimus''': He's grown a little bitter over the years.
-->'''Side Burn''': Bitter? Bitter is not sending you postcards, but this wacko… He knocked you off a cliff!

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-->'''Optimus''': -->'''Optimus:''' He's grown a little bitter over the years.
-->'''Side Burn''':
years.\\
'''Side Burn:'''
Bitter? Bitter is not sending you postcards, but this wacko… wacko... He knocked you off a cliff!



* Folken Lacour de Fanel (Cain) and Van Slanzar de Fanel (Abel) from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', [[spoiler:though Folken goes for a HeelFaceTurn mid-series. After all he had done, though, it still takes a ''lot'' for Van to forgive him.]]
** This is a slight variation in that there's nothing personal about it from Folken's point of view: they just happened to wind up on [[WellIntentionedExtremist different sides]] of an ideological dispute. It's played straighter in [[NonSerialMovie The Movie]], which casts Folken as a straight-up GreenEyedMonster Cain over not being named heir.
* Ditto with an older example--''Anime/VoltesV'': [[spoiler:Prince Heinel and Kenichi Go]]. And unlike in most cases of this trope, they have much in common, personality-wise.

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* Folken Lacour de Fanel (Cain) and Van Slanzar de Fanel (Abel) from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', [[spoiler:though Folken goes for a HeelFaceTurn mid-series. After all he had done, though, it still takes a ''lot'' for Van to forgive him.]]
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]] This is a slight variation in that there's nothing personal about it from Folken's point of view: they just happened to wind up on [[WellIntentionedExtremist different sides]] of an ideological dispute. It's played straighter in [[NonSerialMovie The Movie]], which casts Folken as a straight-up GreenEyedMonster Cain over not being named heir.
* Ditto with an older example--''Anime/VoltesV'': example -- ''Anime/VoltesV'': [[spoiler:Prince Heinel and Kenichi Go]]. And unlike in most cases of this trope, they have much in common, personality-wise.personality-wise.
* In ''Manhwa/WitchHunter'', the rivalry between the ''three'' princes of the Bairong Empire gets ''very'' intense, even though one of them doesn't actually want the throne… [[TheChosenOne one guess what happens]]. [[spoiler:In a heartbreaking twist, the only actual fatality so far was a ''MercyKill'' done by one brother to free the other from a GrandTheftMe inflicted on him by their ''[[ArchnemesisDad father]]''. The third sibling is furious at the killer brother for doing this, while the killer hates his surviving sibling for allowing this horrible situation to happen in the first place.]]



* ''Manga/ShoukokuNoAltair'': Egomaniac Sultan Balaban is the Cain and his kind-hearted younger brother Prince Beyazit is the Abel, however in a twist [[spoiler:Beyazit ends up dethroning and killing Balaban to end his tyranny]].



* {{ComicBook/Arawn}} and his brothers have a extremely murderous rivalry caused primarily by the [[TheCorrupter machinations]] of the [[ArtifactOfDoom Cauldron of Blood]], promising [[ManipulativeBastard ultimate power to all of them simultaneously if they backstab each other]]. Its so intense that [[BlackAndGreyMorality its hard to figure out which of the brothers were the good and evil ones]]. The biggest one driving the series is between Arawn and his [[BigBrotherBully eldest brother Math]], who becomes so insanely jealous of his possession of the Cauldron that he [[IHaveYourWife kidnaps Arawn's wife]], [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe forces her to marry him and carry his child]], while [[WouldHurtAChild he kills Arawn's own son]]. At the end, [[spoiler:their beef is cut short when Math is killed by someone else, but after [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Arawn becomes an God of the Underworld]], he makes sure that [[AFateWorseThanDeath his brother is eternity tortured for his terrible crimes]].]]

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* {{ComicBook/Arawn}} ComicBook/{{Arawn}} and his brothers have a extremely murderous rivalry caused primarily by the [[TheCorrupter machinations]] of the [[ArtifactOfDoom Cauldron of Blood]], promising [[ManipulativeBastard ultimate power to all of them simultaneously if they backstab each other]]. Its so intense that [[BlackAndGreyMorality its hard to figure out which of the brothers were the good and evil ones]]. The biggest one driving the series is between Arawn and his [[BigBrotherBully eldest brother Math]], who becomes so insanely jealous of his possession of the Cauldron that he [[IHaveYourWife kidnaps Arawn's wife]], [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe forces her to marry him and carry his child]], while [[WouldHurtAChild he kills Arawn's own son]]. At the end, [[spoiler:their beef is cut short when Math is killed by someone else, but after [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Arawn becomes an God of the Underworld]], he makes sure that [[AFateWorseThanDeath his brother is eternity tortured for his terrible crimes]].]]



* In the ''[[Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' comics, [[TheBaroness Lien-Da]] and her brother Kragok hated their half-sister Julie-Su due to their belief that their father [[ParentalFavoritism liked her]] [[FreudianExcuse better]]. Kragok's dead these days, but the rivalry between Lien-Da and Julie-Su is still going strong--and it's not helped any by Lien-Da working for [[BigBad Eggman]] and Julie-Su being [[TheLancer Knuckles']] girlfriend.
** Lien-Da's actually been on both sides of this--she and Kragok were supposed to take over the Dark Legion together after [[KlingonPromotion killing]] [[SelfMadeOrphan their father]], but Kragok set things up so that Lien-Da would be badly injured in the process, so he could cheat her out of the position.

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* In the ''[[Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' comics, [[TheBaroness Lien-Da]] and her brother Kragok hated their half-sister Julie-Su due to their belief that their father [[ParentalFavoritism liked her]] [[FreudianExcuse better]]. Kragok's dead these days, but the rivalry between Lien-Da and Julie-Su is still going strong--and strong -- and it's not helped any by Lien-Da working for [[BigBad Eggman]] and Julie-Su being [[TheLancer Knuckles']] girlfriend.
** Lien-Da's actually been on both sides of this--she this -- she and Kragok were supposed to take over the Dark Legion together after [[KlingonPromotion killing]] [[SelfMadeOrphan their father]], but Kragok set things up so that Lien-Da would be badly injured in the process, so he could cheat her out of the position.



* Ulic and Cay Qel-Droma from ''ComicBook/TalesOfTheJedi''. There isn't any SiblingRivalry until their master is killed and Ulic's attempt to become a FakeDefector results in him ''actually'' falling to the dark side and becoming the Sith Lord Exar Kun's NumberTwo. Nevertheless, Cay stubbornly believes that there's still good in his brother and tries to talk him back even after Ulic shoots his starfighter down. [[spoiler:It doesn't work--Ulic kills him in a lightsaber duel. It's only after that when Ulic turns back out of remorse.]]

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* Ulic and Cay Qel-Droma from ''ComicBook/TalesOfTheJedi''. There isn't any SiblingRivalry until their master is killed and Ulic's attempt to become a FakeDefector results in him ''actually'' falling to the dark side and becoming the Sith Lord Exar Kun's NumberTwo. Nevertheless, Cay stubbornly believes that there's still good in his brother and tries to talk him back even after Ulic shoots his starfighter down. [[spoiler:It doesn't work--Ulic work -- Ulic kills him in a lightsaber duel. It's only after that when Ulic turns back out of remorse.]]



** And in a metaphorical vein, Charles "Professor X" Xavier and Erik Magnus "Magneto" Lensherr--once the closest of friends, now on opposite sides of an ideological gulf on mutant/human relations.

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** And in a metaphorical vein, Charles "Professor X" Xavier and Erik Magnus "Magneto" Lensherr--once Lensherr -- once the closest of friends, now on opposite sides of an ideological gulf on mutant/human relations.



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* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' [[BadFuture Dark World Series]] has a few examples. The backstory has two symbolic examples--[[TheDragon Twilight Tragedy]] and [[HeroAntagonist Queen Cadence]] and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Traitor Dash]] and [[RebelLeader Scootaloo]]--while the present has [[TheBrute Angry Pie]] and [[CheerfulChild Apple Pie]] as a more traditional blood relation (albeit ''[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld distantly]]'' related).

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* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' [[BadFuture Dark World Series]] has a few examples. The backstory has two symbolic examples--[[TheDragon examples -- [[TheDragon Twilight Tragedy]] and [[HeroAntagonist Queen Cadence]] and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Traitor Dash]] and [[RebelLeader Scootaloo]]--while Scootaloo]] -- while the present has [[TheBrute Angry Pie]] and [[CheerfulChild Apple Pie]] as a more traditional blood relation (albeit ''[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld distantly]]'' related).



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* In an interesting if debated adaptation choice, the film ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' made Moses the adopted brother of Rameses instead of his nephew, then played this trope to the hilt.
** The Biblical version had Moses found by Pharaoh's daughter, while ''The Prince of Egypt'' had his foster mother as Pharaoh's wife. Given [[BrotherSisterIncest marriage customs among Egyptian royalty of the time period]], the same woman could easily be the daughter of Pharaoh X and the wife of his successor, Pharaoh Y. Thus, identifying her by her relationship to a Pharaoh depends on which Pharaoh is the point of reference.
* Avatar and Blackwolf in Creator/RalphBakshi's {{WesternAnimation/Wizards}}. And how.

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* In an interesting if debated adaptation choice, the film ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' made Moses the adopted brother of Rameses instead of his nephew, then played this trope to the hilt.
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hilt. The Biblical version had Moses found by Pharaoh's daughter, while ''The Prince of Egypt'' had his foster mother as Pharaoh's wife. Given [[BrotherSisterIncest marriage customs among Egyptian royalty of the time period]], the same woman could easily be the daughter of Pharaoh X and the wife of his successor, Pharaoh Y. Thus, identifying her by her relationship to a Pharaoh depends on which Pharaoh is the point of reference.
* Avatar and Blackwolf in Creator/RalphBakshi's {{WesternAnimation/Wizards}}.''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}''. And how.



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-->'''Caesar''': You became everyone's brother and sister. I don't know how we're going to let you go.
-->'''Gloss''': We aren't going by choice.

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-->'''Caesar''': -->'''Caesar:''' You became everyone's brother and sister. I don't know how we're going to let you go.
-->'''Gloss''':
go.\\
'''Gloss''':
We aren't going by choice.



** In fact, ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' has a story very similar to ''Il Trouvatore'', where the same thing happens.
* Adam (Cain) and Fenton (Abel) Meiks in ''Film/{{Frailty}}''. Adam dutifully followed their deranged father's religious beliefs that he and his sons were hunting down demons on God's orders while they were actually murdering innocent people; Fenton always feared him and knew what they were doing was wrong. After they both left the home, Fenton has been hunting down his brother, who continued to be a serial killer. [[spoiler:And then the twist comes…]]
* In ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', the main character Vincent was conceived without any of the advanced genetic screening that his younger brother Anton receives, and is thus subject to nearsightedness and a high likelihood of developing a heart condition. Their father clearly favors Anton throughout childhood (deciding at the last minute to ''not'' name the first-born son after himself when the potential heart condition is discovered at birth, saving that for his perfectly engineered second son). This favoritism coupled with the societal discrimination against naturally conceived "faithbirths" causes Vincent to hide his identity in order to pursue his dream of becoming an astronaut.[[spoiler:Later, the police detective who discovers Vincent's deception is revealed to be Anton, who feels insecure about how successful Vincent is despite his 'inferior' genetics (due to his determination). ]]
* In ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'', [[spoiler:Michael Corleone]] has [[spoiler:his brother Fredo]] assassinated.
** Granted, [[spoiler:Fredo]] betrayed him first.

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** * In fact, ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' ''Desperado'' has a story very similar to ''Il Trouvatore'', where the same thing happens.
* Adam (Cain) and Fenton (Abel) Meiks in ''Film/{{Frailty}}''. Adam dutifully followed their deranged father's religious beliefs that he and his sons were hunting down demons on God's orders while they were actually murdering innocent people; Fenton always feared him and knew what they were doing was wrong. After they both left the home, Fenton has been hunting down his brother, who continued to be a serial killer. [[spoiler:And then the twist comes…]]
comes...]]
* In ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', the main character Vincent was conceived without any of the advanced genetic screening that his younger brother Anton receives, and is thus subject to nearsightedness and a high likelihood of developing a heart condition. Their father clearly favors Anton throughout childhood (deciding at the last minute to ''not'' name the first-born son after himself when the potential heart condition is discovered at birth, saving that for his perfectly engineered second son). This favoritism coupled with the societal discrimination against naturally conceived "faithbirths" causes Vincent to hide his identity in order to pursue his dream of becoming an astronaut. [[spoiler:Later, the police detective who discovers Vincent's deception is revealed to be Anton, who feels insecure about how successful Vincent is despite his 'inferior' "inferior" genetics (due to his determination). determination).]]
* In ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'', [[spoiler:Michael Corleone]] has [[spoiler:his brother Fredo]] assassinated.
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assassinated. Granted, [[spoiler:Fredo]] betrayed him first.



* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', the battle between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker is punctuated by Obi-Wan calling Anakin his brother.
** And but for a {{Retcon}}, that would have been literally the case--in the {{Novelization}} of ''ReturnOfTheJedi'', Obi-Wan calls Owen his brother.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', the battle between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker is punctuated by Obi-Wan calling Anakin his brother.
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brother. And but for a {{Retcon}}, that would have been literally the case--in case -- in the {{Novelization}} of ''ReturnOfTheJedi'', ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Obi-Wan calls Owen his brother.



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* In ''Manhwa/WitchHunter'', the rivalry between the ''three'' princes of the Bairong Empire gets ''very'' intense, even though one of them doesn't actually want the throne… [[TheChosenOne one guess what happens]]. [[spoiler:In a heartbreaking twist, the only actual fatality so far was a ''MercyKill'' done by one brother to free the other from a GrandTheftMe inflicted on him by their ''[[ArchnemesisDad father]]''. The third sibling is furious at the killer brother for doing this, while the killer hates his surviving sibling for allowing this horrible situation to happen in the first place.]]
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-->Rapture my ass\\

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-->Rapture -->''Rapture my ass\\



Like Cain dropped Abel

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Like Cain dropped AbelAbel''



-->These sisters were walking on the bryn,
-->And the elder pushed the younger in.
-->"Oh sister, oh sister, oh lend me your hand,
-->And I will give you both houses and land."
-->"I'll neither give you my hand nor glove,
-->Unless you give me your true love."

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I will give you both houses and land."
-->"I'll
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"I'll
neither give you my hand nor glove,
-->Unless
glove,\\
Unless
you give me your true love.""''



-->I had a name
-->My father called me Blues
-->He tore my heart from my chest
-->To give to you

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** In ''Literature/TheSagaOfHervorAndHeidrek'', Heidrek kills his brother Angantyr (though whether it was accidentally or intentionally varies between the manuscripts).
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** In ''Literature/TheSagaOfHervorAndHeidrek'', Heidrek kills his brother Angantyr (though whether it was accidentally or intentionally varies between the manuscripts).
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manuscripts)



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* The feud between [[Wrestling/BretHart Bret]] and Wrestling/OwenHart. An exception to the "older sibling is always the evil one" rule--younger brother Owen was the {{heel}} here. Several years later, Owen and his brother-in-law Davey Boy Smith almost had a similar feud--until Bret stepped in, kicking off the New Hart Foundation angle and stable

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* The feud between [[Wrestling/BretHart Bret]] and Wrestling/OwenHart. An exception to the "older sibling is always the evil one" rule--younger rule -- younger brother Owen was the {{heel}} here. Several years later, Owen and his brother-in-law Davey Boy Smith almost had a similar feud--until feud -- until Bret stepped in, kicking off the New Hart Foundation angle and stablestable.



--> '''Abe''': Oh Lawd God! I'm anuder Cain!

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--> '''Abe''': -->'''Abe:''' Oh Lawd God! I'm anuder Cain!



** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'''s father was murdered by his younger brother Claudius--and now Hamlet wants revenge. (The KillHimAlready element actually makes it better than it sounds.) Creator/WilliamShakespeare allegedly wrote his version of ''Hamlet'' because he wanted to improve on a previous botched stage version called the ''ur-Hamlet''. We'll never know just how bad or good the ur-Hamlet was, because no copies are known to exist.

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** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'''s father was murdered by his younger brother Claudius--and Claudius -- and now Hamlet wants revenge. (The KillHimAlready element actually makes it better than it sounds.) Creator/WilliamShakespeare allegedly wrote his version of ''Hamlet'' because he wanted to improve on a previous botched stage version called the ''ur-Hamlet''. We'll never know just how bad or good the ur-Hamlet was, because no copies are known to exist.



* Roland and Archibald Ironfist of ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic''. Though, ultimately, neither brother is willing to go all the way: in their respective endings in Heroes II, Archibald gets TakenForGranite and Roland is imprisoned in the western tower (canonically, the first is what happened), and when next the two brothers meet, Archibald helps ''save'' Roland, taking him to Roland's wife despite knowing full well that she has every intention of executing him should she get the chance--Roland, in turn, intercedes on Archibald's behalf and gets the sentence down to exile.

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* Roland and Archibald Ironfist of ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic''. Though, ultimately, neither brother is willing to go all the way: in their respective endings in Heroes II, Archibald gets TakenForGranite and Roland is imprisoned in the western tower (canonically, the first is what happened), and when next the two brothers meet, Archibald helps ''save'' Roland, taking him to Roland's wife despite knowing full well that she has every intention of executing him should she get the chance--Roland, chance -- Roland, in turn, intercedes on Archibald's behalf and gets the sentence down to exile.



** It's no coincidence that [[spoiler:their mother's codename is EVA. She's explicitly linked with Eve, and not only by reference to her sons--this is her on the boys' father, who at the time went by the codename Naked Snake: "But… it was I who tempted the Snake, and got away with the forbidden fruit of knowledge."]]

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** It's no coincidence that [[spoiler:their mother's codename is EVA. She's explicitly linked with Eve, and not only by reference to her sons--this sons -- this is her on the boys' father, who at the time went by the codename Naked Snake: "But… it was I who tempted the Snake, and got away with the forbidden fruit of knowledge."]]



* In ''{{VideoGame/Starsiege}}'', two mech pilot brothers are codenamed… Icehawk (the older, a cold-blooded by-the-book pilot who is loyal to the Emperor) and Phoenix (the younger, a prodigy pilot who has a knack for escaping from impossible situations and joins the Mars Rebellion). They are and are not actually related: Icehawk's real brother was critically injured in an accident and the Emperor secretly had his brain replaced by the organi-mechanical brain of his own son, as a way to continue his son's existence. Indeed, a hidden sect of people in the game world do this with their brains all the time, choosing children with life-threatening injuries and swapping brains with them while they're hospitalized.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''. It's a definite shout out to the bible, a hero being named Abel, only the Cain is named Seth. It's made very obvious that [[spoiler:Abel is a product of S.I.N. experiments like Seth, in both his Ultra Combo (Where his eyes change color to resemble Seth's), Abel's ending, and both of their win quotes against each other in Arcade Mode]].
** According to WordOfGod, Seth was indeed originally going to be named Cain, but this was changed due to some other fighting game having a character with a similar name. It also helps that Seth is the name of Capcom's senior manager, Seth Killian, also known as "S-Kill".
** This also works for Akuma and [[spoiler:Gouken]].

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Starsiege}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Starsiege}}'', two mech pilot brothers are codenamed… Icehawk (the older, a cold-blooded by-the-book pilot who is loyal to the Emperor) and Phoenix (the younger, a prodigy pilot who has a knack for escaping from impossible situations and joins the Mars Rebellion). They are and are not actually related: Icehawk's real brother was critically injured in an accident and the Emperor secretly had his brain replaced by the organi-mechanical brain of his own son, as a way to continue his son's existence. Indeed, a hidden sect of people in the game world do this with their brains all the time, choosing children with life-threatening injuries and swapping brains with them while they're hospitalized.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''. It's a definite shout out to the bible, a hero being named Abel, only the Cain is named Seth. It's made very obvious that [[spoiler:Abel is a product of S.I.N. experiments like Seth, in both his Ultra Combo (Where his eyes change color to resemble Seth's), Abel's ending, and both of their win quotes against each other in Arcade Mode]].
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Mode]]. According to WordOfGod, Seth was indeed originally going to be named Cain, but this was changed due to some other fighting game having a character with a similar name. It also helps that Seth is the name of Capcom's senior manager, Seth Killian, also known as "S-Kill".
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"S-Kill". This also works for Akuma and [[spoiler:Gouken]].



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* Lifty and Shifty from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', when Shifty decides that his brother has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourusefulness outlived his usefulness]] and tries to escape with the loot. [[KarmicDeath It never ends well]].
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* In ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', the Cherub Caliborn loathes his "sister" and split personality Calliope. He murdered her dreamself before he even started his session of Sburb. As Lord English, he is still hung up on his hatred of his sister. He destroys entire dream bubbles--tearing reality apart in the process--hunting his sister's ghost so he can finally make her DeaderThanDead. Arguably, everything bad in the entire story can be traced back to Caliborn's desire to destroy his sister and everything his sister loved.

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* In ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', the Cherub Caliborn loathes his "sister" and split personality Calliope. He murdered her dreamself before he even started his session of Sburb. As Lord English, he is still hung up on his hatred of his sister. He destroys entire dream bubbles--tearing bubbles -- tearing reality apart in the process--hunting process -- hunting his sister's ghost so he can finally make her DeaderThanDead. Arguably, everything bad in the entire story can be traced back to Caliborn's desire to destroy his sister and everything his sister loved.



* Elan and [[SdrawkcabName Nale]] from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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Elan and [[SdrawkcabName Nale]] from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.Nale]]. Nale is confused when he finds out that Roy and Julia Greenhilt actually get along. ''He thinks this trope is normal''. And so does his girlfriend.
--->'''[[HornyDevils Sabine]]:''' Some families are just... ''different''.



** Elan ''created'' a situation like this between his puppet Banjo the Clown and another puppet Giggles the evil Clown god of slapstick. Since deities are powered by belief, the two of them are actually gods now that an entire orc tribe worships Giggles and Banjo is his equally powerful rival. Elan liked the orc high priest of Giggles' suggestion that the two were brothers.
** Nale is confused when he finds out that Roy and Julia Greenhilt actually get along. ''He thinks this trope is normal''. And so does his girlfriend.
--->'''[[HornyDevils Sabine]]:''' Some families are just… ''different''.

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** Elan ''created'' a situation like this between his puppet Banjo the Clown and another puppet Giggles the evil Clown god of slapstick. Since deities are powered by belief, the two of them are actually gods now that an entire orc tribe worships Giggles and Banjo is his equally powerful rival. Elan liked the orc high priest high-priest of Giggles' suggestion that the two were brothers.
** Nale is confused when he finds out that Roy and Julia Greenhilt actually get along. ''He thinks this trope is normal''. And so does his girlfriend.
--->'''[[HornyDevils Sabine]]:''' Some families are just… ''different''.
brothers.



-->'''Gabe''': Is that bad? Aren't you guys '''brothers''' or something?
-->'''Tycho''': You might recall that Cain and Abel were brothers.

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-->'''Gabe''': -->'''Gabe:''' Is that bad? Aren't you guys '''brothers''' or something?
-->'''Tycho''':
something?\\
'''Tycho:'''
You might recall that Cain and Abel were brothers.



* Oasis and Kusari in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. Oasis actually killed Kusari once, but she got better.
** Admittedly, it's unclear if their siblings in the traditional sense of the word, or if it's some weird clone/other-half-of-a-supernatural-force thing or what-have-you.

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* Oasis and Kusari in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. Oasis actually killed Kusari once, but she got better.
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better. Admittedly, it's unclear if their they're siblings in the traditional sense of the word, or if it's some weird clone/other-half-of-a-supernatural-force thing or what-have-you.



-->'''Westheimer''': I don't care about this feud of theirs. Probably goes back to "who did Mommy love more?"
-->'''Cortez and Mendoza''': Me!
* ''MSFHighForum'': Mel'lon and Rich.

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-->'''Westheimer''': -->'''Westheimer:''' I don't care about this feud of theirs. Probably goes back to "who did Mommy love more?"
-->'''Cortez
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* ''MSFHighForum'': ''Roleplay/MSFHighForum'': Mel'lon and Rich.



* In TabletopGame/NewVindicators, siblings are often at odds, its just that kind of series. Phobos and Deimos are twin brothers, and Deimos [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou wants to be the one who kills Phobos]], while Phobos' problems are less personal, and more because Deimos is a bad guy. In the European Academy, this pops up again, with the younger sibling being the evil one, wishing to make their older sibling suffer as much as possible, rather than outright killing them.
* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has two subjects named [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-073 Cain]] and [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-076 Able]] (along with a [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-336 Lilith]] who refuses to confirm or deny any relationship with them) with semi-complementary powers (Cain is an otherwise pleasant man with metal limbs who destroys any plant-based matter on contact, and anyone who hurts him receives the same injuries; Able is an eternally resurrecting and extremely deadly ImplacableMan who became a PsychoForHire for the SCP out of "boredom"). Able is still murderously angry at Cain (becoming violent at the sight of Cain's Oth, [[FridgeLogic although he shouldn't be able to know what it is if God gave it to Cain]] ''[[FridgeLogic after]]'' [[FridgeLogic Able was killed…]]
** They're both pretty much immortal. They've probably met again long before the SCP found them, and sometime after Literature/TheBible's story with them.

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* In TabletopGame/NewVindicators, ''TabletopGame/NewVindicators'', siblings are often at odds, its just that kind of series. Phobos and Deimos are twin brothers, and Deimos [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou wants to be the one who kills Phobos]], while Phobos' problems are less personal, and more because Deimos is a bad guy. In the European Academy, this pops up again, with the younger sibling being the evil one, wishing to make their older sibling suffer as much as possible, rather than outright killing them.
* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has two subjects named [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-073 Cain]] and [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-076 Able]] (along with a [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-336 Lilith]] who refuses to confirm or deny any relationship with them) with semi-complementary powers (Cain is an otherwise pleasant man with metal limbs who destroys any plant-based matter on contact, and anyone who hurts him receives the same injuries; Able is an eternally resurrecting and extremely deadly ImplacableMan who became a PsychoForHire for the SCP out of "boredom"). Able is still murderously angry at Cain (becoming violent at the sight of Cain's Oth, [[FridgeLogic although he shouldn't be able to know what it is if God gave it to Cain]] ''[[FridgeLogic after]]'' [[FridgeLogic Able was killed…]]
**
killed...]] They're both pretty much immortal. They've probably met again long before the SCP found them, and sometime after Literature/TheBible's story with them.



* StupidMarioBrothers has Merlin and Nox Decious.
* Anthony and Lyn ''Laeil'' Burbank from ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' (although the gender tradition is bucked here

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* StupidMarioBrothers %%* WebVideo/StupidMarioBrothers has Merlin and Nox Decious.
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'':
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Anthony and Lyn ''Laeil'' Burbank from ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' (although the gender tradition is bucked herehere).



* [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/the-first-blood The First Blood]], a story in TheWanderersLibrary, with the Anthropomorphic Personifications of Industry and Foresight as the brothers. It's left ambiguous which is which.
* Lifty and Shifty from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', when Shifty decides that his brother has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourusefulness outlived his usefulness]] and tries to escape with the loot. [[KarmicDeath It never ends well]].

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* [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/the-first-blood The First Blood]], a story in TheWanderersLibrary, ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'', with the Anthropomorphic Personifications of Industry and Foresight as the brothers. It's left ambiguous which is which.
* Lifty and Shifty from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', when Shifty decides that his brother has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourusefulness outlived his usefulness]] and tries to escape with the loot. [[KarmicDeath It never ends well]].
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* Ang, the Golden Dragon and his twin sister Ying, the Shadow Dragon (whose names [[PropheticName sound suspiciously]] like [[SiblingYinYang Yang and Yin]]) in ''LegendOfTheDragon'', at least until [[spoiler:Ying's HeelFaceTurn]].

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* Ang, the Golden Dragon and his twin sister Ying, the Shadow Dragon (whose names [[PropheticName sound suspiciously]] like [[SiblingYinYang Yang and Yin]]) in ''LegendOfTheDragon'', ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheDragon'', at least until [[spoiler:Ying's HeelFaceTurn]].



* Princess Luna and Celestia form a rather complicated example in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Luna got corrupted by an outside influence and when that was gone Celestia immediately offered to return her to power.
** Also, in the episode, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple "One Bad Apple"]], Babs Seed, who is the cousin of Apple Bloom, bullies the Cutie Mark Crusaders after she joins Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. [[spoiler: However, when it turns out that she only did that out of fear of being bullied herself, she and the CMC make amends.]]
** The season 4 finale backstory has [[BigBad Tirek]] and Scorpan (originally from the G1 pilot episode ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Rescue at Midnight Castle]]'') [[RelatedInTheAdaptation are reimagined as two brothers]]. They aim to steal all the magic in Equestria until Scorpan [[ThePowerOfFriendship makes friends with the ponies]] and [[HeelFaceTurn turns against Tirek]].
* Sensei Wu and Lord Garmadon in ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'', between Garmadon getting bit by the Great Devourer up until he's returned to normal following the first defeat of The Overlord.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Princess Luna and Celestia form a rather complicated example in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. example. Luna got corrupted by an outside influence and when that was gone gone, Celestia immediately offered to return her to power.
** Also, in the episode, episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple "One Bad Apple"]], Babs Seed, who is the cousin of Apple Bloom, bullies the Cutie Mark Crusaders after she joins Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. [[spoiler: However, [[spoiler:However, when it turns out that she only did that out of fear of being bullied herself, she and the CMC make amends.]]
** The season 4 finale backstory has [[BigBad Tirek]] and Scorpan (originally from the G1 pilot episode ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Rescue at Midnight Castle]]'') [[RelatedInTheAdaptation are reimagined as two brothers]]. They aim to steal all the magic in Equestria until Scorpan [[ThePowerOfFriendship makes friends with the ponies]] and [[HeelFaceTurn turns against Tirek]].
* Sensei Wu and Lord Garmadon in ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', between Garmadon getting bit by the Great Devourer up until he's returned to normal following the first defeat of The Overlord.



* Jeera and Zariah from ''VideoGame/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''.

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* %%* Jeera and Zariah from ''VideoGame/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''.
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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' and associated titles feature Dreaming versions of the original Cain and Abel. Abel is harmless, but Cain feels driven to repeatedly murder him. Furthermore, Cain won't stand for anyone else harming Abel. These versions of the characters are originally from DC's 70s horror titles.

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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' and associated titles feature Dreaming versions of the original Cain and Abel. Abel is harmless, but Cain feels driven to repeatedly murder him. Furthermore, Cain won't stand for anyone else harming Abel. These versions of the characters are originally from DC's 70s horror titles. In said '70s titles, this is averted: they're a pair of {{Horror Host}}s and quite chummy.
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*Paul and Bob Saetta in ''ComicBook/BackToBrooklyn''.
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney:'':

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney:'':''Franchise/AceAttorney'':



** In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', [[spoiler:Kristoph and Klavier Gavin are respectively Cain and Abel, with Kristoph being an AmoralAttorney who is responsible for Phoenix getting disbarred, and Klavier being a more moral prosecutor.]].

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** In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', [[spoiler:Kristoph and Klavier Gavin are respectively Cain and Abel, with Kristoph being an AmoralAttorney who is responsible for Phoenix getting disbarred, and Klavier being a more moral prosecutor.]].prosecutor]].
** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', [[spoiler:Ga'ran is the Cain to Amara's Abel. She framed her brother-in-law for a faked assassination to usurp control of the country from her sister, and outright had her sister shot when she was about to expose her crimes.]]
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* Tons of examples In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]''. First the brothers of RebelPrince Jamke are brutish pawns of a cult. Afterwards comes Andorey, the younger brother of Briggid, [[SelfMadeOrphan who killed his own father]] [[TheEvilPrince to get the title of Duke]]. There's also Danan, the evil brother of [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Dictator's Handsome Son]] Lex. Similarly, MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Tiltyu's brother Bloom [[OverlordJr took after their father]]. Near the end Burian, the [[YoungerThanTheyLook emancipated]] but [[TheBrute super]] [[MusclesAreMeaningless strong]] brother of Johan/Johalva shows up for revenge. Finally there's Princess Julia who is good [[spoiler:when she is not brainwashed]] and has the gamebreaking Naga light magic, while her twin brother Prince Julius is the inbred vassal of [[SealedEvilInACan Loptyr]] who (barring CherryTapping) needs to be killed with Naga and wields dark magic. Yes, Genealogy of the Holy War IS creepy.

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* Tons of examples In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]''. First the brothers of RebelPrince Jamke are brutish pawns of a cult. Afterwards comes Andorey, the younger brother of Briggid, [[SelfMadeOrphan who killed his own father]] [[TheEvilPrince to get the title of Duke]]. There's also Danan, the evil brother of [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Dictator's Handsome Son]] Lex. Similarly, MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Tiltyu's brother Bloom [[OverlordJr took after their father]]. At the end of the WhamEpisode, Arvis betrays and murders his own half-brother Azel ([[spoiler:and all of your other guys for good measure]]). Near the end Burian, the [[YoungerThanTheyLook emancipated]] but [[TheBrute super]] [[MusclesAreMeaningless strong]] brother of Johan/Johalva shows up for revenge. Finally there's Princess Julia who is good [[spoiler:when she is not brainwashed]] and has the gamebreaking Naga light magic, while her twin brother Prince Julius is the inbred vassal of [[SealedEvilInACan Loptyr]] who (barring CherryTapping) needs to be killed with Naga and wields dark magic. Yes, Genealogy of the Holy War IS creepy.



** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'''s Mad King Ashnard probably fits. What with killing all of his other siblings and all.

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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'''s Mad King Ashnard probably fits. What with killing all of his other siblings and all.
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* [[spoiler:[[BigBad Kuja]] and [[TheHero Zidane]]]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''.
* Tons of examples In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]''. First the brothers of [[RebelliousPrincess RebelliousPrince]] Jamke are brutish pawns of a cult. Afterwards comes the younger brother of Briggid, [[SelfMadeOrphan who killed his own father]] [[TheEvilPrince to get the title of Duke]], Danan the evil brother of [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Dictators Handsome Son]] Lex. Similarily MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Tiltyu's brother [[OverlordJr took after their father]]. Near the end the [[YoungerThanTheyLook emancipated]] but [[TheBrute super]] [[MusclesAreMeaningless strong]] brother of Johan/Johalva shows up for revenge. Finally theres Princess Julia [[spoiler:when she is not brainwashed]] is good and has the gamebreaking Naga light magic, while her twin brother Prince Julius is the inbred vassal of [[SealedEvilInACan Loptyr]] who (barring CherryTapping) needs to be killed with Naga and wields dark magic. Yes, Genealogy of the Holy War IS creepy.
*** Furthermore, only one of the pair of Johan and Johalva can be recruited, making the non-recruited one turn against his brother. And most significantly [[spoiler:Prince Seliph is also Julius's half brother]]

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* ** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Kuja]] and [[TheHero Zidane]]]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''.
* Tons of examples In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]''. First the brothers of [[RebelliousPrincess RebelliousPrince]] RebelPrince Jamke are brutish pawns of a cult. Afterwards comes Andorey, the younger brother of Briggid, [[SelfMadeOrphan who killed his own father]] [[TheEvilPrince to get the title of Duke]], Danan Duke]]. There's also Danan, the evil brother of [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Dictators Dictator's Handsome Son]] Lex. Similarily Similarly, MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Tiltyu's brother Bloom [[OverlordJr took after their father]]. Near the end Burian, the [[YoungerThanTheyLook emancipated]] but [[TheBrute super]] [[MusclesAreMeaningless strong]] brother of Johan/Johalva shows up for revenge. Finally theres there's Princess Julia who is good [[spoiler:when she is not brainwashed]] is good and has the gamebreaking Naga light magic, while her twin brother Prince Julius is the inbred vassal of [[SealedEvilInACan Loptyr]] who (barring CherryTapping) needs to be killed with Naga and wields dark magic. Yes, Genealogy of the Holy War IS creepy.
*** Furthermore, only one of the pair of Johan and Johalva can be recruited, making the non-recruited one turn against his brother. And most significantly [[spoiler:Prince Seliph is also Julius's half brother]]brother]].


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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Avatar will always be forced to turn against one set of siblings. In ''Birthright'' s/he's the Cain to Xander, Camilla, Leo, and Elise's Abels, while in ''Conquest'' s/he's the Cain to Ryoma, Hinoka, Takumi, and Sakura's Abels. ''Conquest'' also has the ninja Kaze betraying his brother Saizo to join the Avatar; ironic because Kaze is a member of the Abel archetype while Saizo is the game's Cain archetype. Unusually, the Cains are genuinely sympathetic heroes who only betrayed their siblings as part of a SadisticChoice.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}'': Rion and, uh… Cain.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}'': Rion and, uh… Cain. The rivalry is entirely one-sided on Cain's part, since [[spoiler:Rion has no way of knowing that a backup Rion clone was made specifically to kill him.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'': Mario and his identical twin Giovanni are like this, since Mario is a member of the Italian resistance while Giovanni is allied with the Germans. In episode 7, Giovanni shows up with 2 German soldiers at Rossellini’s school, where an injured Mario is being nursed to health, to arrest his brother. However, he pulls a HeelFaceTurn when he realizes the Germans want to execute Mario, rather than just arrest him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'': ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': Mario and his identical twin Giovanni are like this, since Mario is a member of the Italian resistance while Giovanni is allied with the Germans. In episode 7, Giovanni shows up with 2 German soldiers at Rossellini’s school, where an injured Mario is being nursed to health, to arrest his brother. However, he pulls a HeelFaceTurn when he realizes the Germans want to execute Mario, rather than just arrest him.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'': Mario and his identical twin Giovanni are like this, since Mario is a member of the Italian resistance while Giovanni is allied with the Germans. In episode 7, Giovanni shows up with 2 German soldiers at Rossellini’s school, where an injured Mario is being nursed to health, to arrest his brother. However, he pulls a HeelFaceTurn when he realizes the Germans want to execute Mario, rather than just arrest him.
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* AttackOnTitan: [[spoiler: '''MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!!''' You have been warned.]]
** [[spoiler: Zeke, a.k.a. The Beast Titan and apparent BigBad of the story, turns out to be [[TheHero Eren Yeagar's]] older half-brother. Though unusual for this trope, Zeke is trying to ''save'' Eren. It's extremely complicated.]]
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