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20th Jan '16 6:19:18 PM Adept
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* Donald in ''MagicalDiary'' has this as his major issue. Depending on how the game goes he may decide he's sick of being a screw-up and seek a new identity of his own.
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* Donald in ''MagicalDiary'' ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'' has this as his major issue. Depending on how the game goes he may decide he's sick of being a screw-up and seek a new identity of his own.
15th Jan '16 2:30:09 PM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': ** Helen had this relationship with her sisters growing up. Oldest sister Rita was beautiful and outgoing, while youngest sister Amy was the smartest. Helen became an over-achiever to compensate. Although the bulk of Helen's animosity is aimed towards Rita, which is compounded by the fact that their mother not only favors Rita even as adults, but also dotes on Rita's daughter Erin and showers them with gifts. Helen's coldness towards Amy seems to stem from the idea that Amy apparently did whatever she wanted by using her sister' bickering as an excuse not to get involved. Rita claims that their mom only shows more attention to her because she keeps in contact with her, while saying Helen's overachieving made her sisters look lazy in comparison when they were younger. The Barksdales in general are a BigScrewedUpFamily, which is nothing compared to Jake's upbringing with a horrible father.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': ** Helen had this relationship with her sisters growing up. Oldest sister Rita was beautiful and outgoing, while youngest sister Amy On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' the title character's mom [[TheWorkaholic Helen]] was the smartest. Helen middle child, and apparently became an over-achiever to compensate. Although the bulk of Helen's animosity is aimed towards Rita, which is compounded by the fact that their mother not only favors Rita even as adults, but also dotes on Rita's daughter Erin and showers them with gifts. Helen's coldness towards Amy seems to stem from the idea that Amy apparently did whatever she wanted by using her sister' bickering as an excuse not to get involved. Rita claims that their mom only shows more attention to her because she keeps in contact with her, while saying Helen's overachieving made attention. {{Deconstructed}}, however, when her sisters reveal that they think of ''her'' as [[ParentalFavoritism the favorite]], since she was always off winning awards "to make us look lazy in comparison when they were younger. The Barksdales in general are a BigScrewedUpFamily, which is nothing compared to Jake's upbringing with a horrible father.lazy."
23rd Nov '15 9:50:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* The eponymous Eve from ''EvesBayou'' felt like TheUnfavorite compared to her older sister and younger brother. This is probably why she developed such a close bond with her aunt Mozelle.
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* The eponymous Eve from ''EvesBayou'' ''Film/EvesBayou'' felt like TheUnfavorite compared to her older sister and younger brother. This is probably why she developed such a close bond with her aunt Mozelle.

* ''TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': This is one of Edmund's many issues in the first half of the film. Peter and Susan are the grown-up "older ones" who are given all the responsibility and Lucy is the adored baby of the family who everyone looks after. Edmund is just the awkward, rebellious one too old to be coddled but too old to keep up with the others. [[spoiler: This resentment eventually leads to him betraying the other three, although magic was involved and he makes up for it in the end.]]
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* ''TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': ''Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': This is one of Edmund's many issues in the first half of the film. Peter and Susan are the grown-up "older ones" who are given all the responsibility and Lucy is the adored baby of the family who everyone looks after. Edmund is just the awkward, rebellious one too old to be coddled but too old to keep up with the others. [[spoiler: This resentment eventually leads to him betraying the other three, although magic was involved and he makes up for it in the end.]]
21st Nov '15 10:59:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ForBetterOrForWorse'', Elizabeth feared this after April was born. Ironically, however, it was ''April'' who ultimately suffered the most from this, becoming neglected and overlooked because her parents felt ready to 'retire' from being parents -- and resented any reminder that they had a daughter who was still dependent on them.
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* In ''ForBetterOrForWorse'', ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'', Elizabeth feared this after April was born. Ironically, however, it was ''April'' who ultimately suffered the most from this, becoming neglected and overlooked because her parents felt ready to 'retire' from being parents -- and resented any reminder that they had a daughter who was still dependent on them.
14th Nov '15 1:30:13 PM SamCurt
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* Aya in ''Literature/TanTeiTeamKZJikenNote''. As says it in episode 3 of the AnimatedAdaptation:
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* Aya in ''Literature/TanTeiTeamKZJikenNote''.''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote''. As says it in episode 3 of the AnimatedAdaptation:
14th Nov '15 12:58:16 PM SamCurt
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* Aya in ''Literature/TanTeiTeamKZJikenNote''. As says it in episode 3 of the AnimatedAdaptation: -->Smart, athletic and good-looking, my brother is my mom's pride and joy. And my cute, innocent sister, Nako... She's my mom's favourite. But I have friends, too, [[FriendlessBackground now]], I guess.
12th Nov '15 5:50:57 PM nombretomado
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* Jason Todd was the [[DeadSidekick second]] {{Robin}} and since coming BackFromTheDead certainly seems to live certain aspects of this trope. Specifically, he resents Batman for replacing him with another Robin and because he thinks he was TheUnfavorite compared to Dick, the first Robin.
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* Jason Todd was the [[DeadSidekick second]] {{Robin}} ComicBook/{{Robin}} and since coming BackFromTheDead certainly seems to live certain aspects of this trope. Specifically, he resents Batman for replacing him with another Robin and because he thinks he was TheUnfavorite compared to Dick, the first Robin.
7th Nov '15 3:19:06 PM Llygodenfawr
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* Kana Minami from ''Manga/MinamiKe'' is the dumb and lazy sister among the three, is usually the ButtMonkey towards her younger sister, but also occasionally to her older sister, too. While Haruka is very popular in her school and and Chiaki is respected by her classmates, Kana is not, though, she's not unpopular either and is even the first one to get a LoveInterest, whom she is [[ObliviousToLove oblivious]]...
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* Kana Minami from ''Manga/MinamiKe'' is the dumb and lazy sister among the three, is usually the ButtMonkey towards her younger sister, but also occasionally to her older sister, too. While Haruka is very popular in her school and and Chiaki is respected by her classmates, Kana is not, though, she's not unpopular either and is even the first one to get a LoveInterest, to whom she is [[ObliviousToLove oblivious]]...
18th Oct '15 1:32:00 PM nombretomado
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* While ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' are triplets and, thus, the same age, Buttercup still falls right into Middle Child Syndrome by being noticeably brattier than Blossom and Bubbles, who in turn behave like an Oldest and Youngest Child respectively.
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* While ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' are triplets and, thus, the same age, Buttercup still falls right into Middle Child Syndrome by being noticeably brattier than Blossom and Bubbles, who in turn behave like an Oldest and Youngest Child respectively.
14th Oct '15 5:37:44 PM nombretomado
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* Gary Ewing on ''{{Dallas}}'' was this in spades. Oldest J.R. was the most like their father and inherited Ewing Oil, Bobby was the most beloved by the family and inherited family ranch Southfork. Gary, who was considered weak by his father, was routinely ignored and when his alcoholism got bad enough in the backstory was effectively cast out of the family. His parents later made amends but still never played any role in the family dynasty.
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* Gary Ewing on ''{{Dallas}}'' ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' was this in spades. Oldest J.R. was the most like their father and inherited Ewing Oil, Bobby was the most beloved by the family and inherited family ranch Southfork. Gary, who was considered weak by his father, was routinely ignored and when his alcoholism got bad enough in the backstory was effectively cast out of the family. His parents later made amends but still never played any role in the family dynasty.
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