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16th Feb '18 4:07:19 PM Snipertoaster
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* Jaune in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' grew up with seven sisters.

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* Jaune in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' grew up with seven sisters. Who apparently kept trying to braid his hair.
1st Feb '18 5:38:39 AM Andyroid
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* Wendy from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is the oldest and only daughter of four children.

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* Wendy Corduroy from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is the oldest and only daughter of four children.children. In "Society of the Blind Eye", she admits she has more trouble dealing with her dad and her brothers than she lets on: "Have you ''met'' my family?!"



* Just like Theo Huxtable above, [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse Lincoln Loud]] is [[MiddleChildSyndrome the middle child]] and only son in his family--however, Lincoln has 2.5-times as many sisters as Theo does (meaning that he's the only son of ''[[MassiveNumberedSiblings eleven kids]]''). Showing what Lincoln has to go through with being the only son in such a large family (as well as what he and his sisters have to go through due to coming from such a large family) are two of the main themes of the show.

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* Just like Theo Huxtable above, [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse Huxtable, Lincoln Loud]] Loud from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' is [[MiddleChildSyndrome the middle child]] and only son in his family--however, Lincoln has 2.5-times as many sisters as Theo does (meaning that he's the only son of ''[[MassiveNumberedSiblings eleven kids]]''). Showing what Lincoln has to go through with being the only son in such a large family (as well as what he and his sisters have to go through due to coming from such a large family) are two of the main themes of the show.
27th Jan '18 4:10:56 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In Louisa May Alcott's ''Jack and Jill'', Jill's friend Merry Grant has three big brothers named Tom, Dick and Harry. She's a bit troubled since, much as she loves them, they suffer of a BAD case of MenAreUncultured, which is especially bad for a super refined and delicate GirlyGirl who doubles as TheBabyOfTheBunch.



* ''Series/MagnificentCentury'': Mihrimah Sultan is the only girl of six siblings. She has five brothers: an elder half-brother and brother--Şehzade Mustafa and Şehzade Mehmet--and three younger brothers--Şehzade Selim, Şehzade Bayezid, and Şehzade Cihangir.

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* ''Series/MagnificentCentury'': Mihrimah Sultan is the only girl of six siblings. She has five brothers: an elder half-brother and brother--Şehzade Mustafa and Şehzade Mehmet--and three younger brothers--Şehzade Selim, Şehzade Bayezid, and Şehzade Cihangir. Unsurprisingly, Mihrimah is [[DaddysGirl the apple of their father Suleyman's eye.]]
27th Jan '18 4:05:11 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': Syaoran has four older sisters. All of whom are obsessed with cute things. He does not seem thrilled about it.

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* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': Syaoran has four older sisters. All sisters: Xiefa, Fuurie, Huenli and Feimei). According to the first movie, all of whom them are {{Genki Girl}}s ''and'' [[CutenessProximity hilariously obsessed with cute things.things]]. He does not seem thrilled about it.



* The [[LargeHam ILLUSTRIOUS]] [[MemeticMutation ARMSTRONG FAMILY]] from ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' consists of four daughters and one son, Alex, who is the second youngest. He has the most prominent role in the story out of all of them, being a recurring character from the beginning, but his oldest sister Olivier does eventually step in to play an important role as well. Their youngest sister, Catherine, only appears briefly, and their other sisters, Amue and Strongine, are almost entirely AllThereInTheManual.

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* The [[LargeHam ILLUSTRIOUS]] [[MemeticMutation ILLUSTRIOUS ARMSTRONG FAMILY]] from ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' consists of four daughters and one son, Alex, who is the second youngest. He has the most prominent role in the story out of all of them, being a recurring character from the beginning, but his oldest eldest sister Olivier does eventually step in to play an important role as well. Their youngest sister, Catherine, only appears briefly, and their other sisters, Amue and Strongine, are almost entirely AllThereInTheManual.AllThereInTheManual.
* In ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', Hikaru talks and acts like a boy because she has three older brothers (Satoru, Masaru and Kakeru).
7th Dec '17 11:36:04 AM TMNTFanGirl
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The outnumbered sibling occurs when a character (usually the protagonist) is the only girl or boy in their (usually large) family. This can result in the character hoping and praying for a sibling of their gender, ParentalFavoritism either for or against the character, and the character feeling either superior or inferior to the rest. More often than not the outnumbered sibling will either be the oldest or the youngest. If they're in the middle out of three, it's one of the more common aversions to MiddleChildSyndrome since they stand out by virtue of their gender.

Usually a subtrope of MassiveNumberedSiblings, since a family of three doesn't make this trope particularly interesting. See also TheSmurfettePrinciple, TheOneGuy and IHaveBrothers. Often appears in a character's BackStory even if it isn't depicted in the plot.

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The outnumbered sibling occurs when a character (usually (either the protagonist) protagonist or at least a major character) is the only girl son or boy daughter in their (usually large) family.a family with three or more children. This can result in the character hoping and praying for a sibling of their gender, ParentalFavoritism either for or against the character, and the character feeling either superior or inferior to the rest. More often than not There are few different places to put the outnumbered sibling will only son daughter:
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If they're in the middle out of three, child, it's one of the more common aversions to MiddleChildSyndrome since they stand out by virtue of their gender.

Usually Often (but not always) a subtrope of MassiveNumberedSiblings, since a family of three doesn't make this trope particularly interesting. See also TheSmurfettePrinciple, TheOneGuy and IHaveBrothers. Often appears in a character's BackStory even if it isn't depicted in the plot.



* Sharon Spitz and Alden Jones from ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' are both this--Sharon's the {{middle child|Syndrome}} and only daughter of three kids while Alden's the youngest and only son of four kids.

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* Sharon Spitz and Alden Jones from ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' are both this--Sharon's the {{middle child|Syndrome}} and only daughter of three kids (Adam is her older brother and Josh is her younger brother) while Alden's the youngest and only son of four kids.kids (his three older sisters are named Daisy, Violet and Lily).



** The TitleCharacter herself is the oldest and only daughter of three kids--her two younger brothers are [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins identical twins]].

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** The TitleCharacter herself is the oldest and only daughter of three kids--her two younger brothers are also happen to be [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins identical twins]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. While their family isn't "massive," Bart occasionally has pangs of this, with being the oldest and only son out of three kids. In one episode, where he becomes jealous of the bond that Lisa and Maggie have, he sets out to try and find a little brother. At one point in the episode, he goes to a local orphanage and gets a boy from there to be his temporary "brother." At first, Bart tried tricking his parents into making a fourth child, but gave up on this when Marge pointed out that even if she and Homer did end up having another baby (which they don't want to happen), the baby may end up being another girl instead of a boy--the idea of having three sisters scared Bart. In the end, the orphan boy Bart befriended ends up being adopted by a family with six daughters, who're likely to make him understand what [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Syaoran feels]].

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* Bart's the oldest and only son of three children on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. While their family isn't "massive," "big," per se, Bart occasionally has pangs of this, feels lonely with being the oldest and only son out of three kids.son. In one episode, where he becomes jealous of the bond that Lisa and Maggie have, he sets out to try and find a little brother. At one point in the episode, he goes to a local orphanage and gets a boy from there to be his temporary "brother." At first, Bart tried tricking his parents into making a fourth child, but gave up on this when Marge pointed out that even if she and Homer did end up having another baby (which they don't want to happen), the baby may end up being another girl instead of a boy--the idea of having three sisters scared Bart. In the end, the orphan boy Bart befriended ends up being adopted by a family with six daughters, who're likely to make him understand what [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Syaoran feels]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'''s paternal grandmother, Thora, is the youngest and only daughter of four kids, while Arthur is the oldest and only son of three kids.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'''s paternal grandmother, Thora, is the youngest and only daughter of four kids, while Arthur (just like Bart Simpson) is the oldest and only son of three kids.
27th Nov '17 7:01:12 PM tv1995
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* In ''WesternAnimation//{{ShrekTheThird}}'', Shrek and Fiona have triplets, two sons and one daughter.

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* In ''WesternAnimation//{{ShrekTheThird}}'', ''{{ShrekTheThird}}'', Shrek and Fiona have triplets, two sons and one daughter.
27th Nov '17 7:00:30 PM tv1995
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* In ''WesternAnimation//{{ShrekTheThird}}'', Shrek and Fiona have triplets, two sons and one daughter.
23rd Nov '17 11:27:44 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': Vix-Lei the minotaur is the only girl in the family, outnumbered by her seven younger brothers.
7th Nov '17 9:13:03 PM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'': Youngest child DJ was the only boy out of the Conner children, and he was often overlooked by writers in favor of TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry between Becky and Darlene. Even when Becky was temporarily PutOnABus, Darlene ''still'' garnered more attention due to her on-and-off relationship with David. Dan and Roseanne did eventually have another son, Jerry Garcia Conner, though it's left vague whether Jerry actually existed or was [[ItWasAllADream part of the book Roseanne wrote]] to get over the death of Dan.
5th Nov '17 11:56:39 AM jingruyin
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