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26th Aug '16 8:31:52 PM emberblaze
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25th Aug '16 1:10:21 PM LaughingGiraffe
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* Zigzagged in HalfMagic. The family has three sisters and one brother, who does grumble a bit from time to time, but the person who seems to take things the hardest is the middle sister Katherine: "Jane's the oldest, Martha's the baby, Mark's the only boy - I'm the one who gets ignored all the time!"
17th Aug '16 11:16:25 PM PaulA
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* In the Literature/VorkosiganSaga, Ekaterin has several older brothers and no sisters, and this is mentioned as being common among Barrayarans of her generation as the result of newly-obtainable sex-selection technology. In contrast to all the tomboyish examples of this trope, she specifically mentions this as being part of the reason why she's a ShrinkingViolet. Ekaterin later deliberately averts this in her own marriage to Miles with two sets of twins followed by one girl to balance her eldest son Nikki Vorsoisson.

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* In the Literature/VorkosiganSaga, ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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Ekaterin has several older brothers and no sisters, and this is mentioned as being common among Barrayarans of her generation as the result of newly-obtainable sex-selection technology. In contrast to all the tomboyish examples of this trope, she specifically mentions this as being part of the reason why she's a ShrinkingViolet. Ekaterin later deliberately averts this in her own marriage to Miles with two sets of twins followed by one girl to balance her eldest son Nikki Vorsoisson.
5th Aug '16 1:43:44 PM Doug86
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* In TheBible, Jacob has twelve sons and one daughter, Dinah. Though in some Jewish sources each of the sons, and Dinah, came with a twin sister.

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* In TheBible, Literature/TheBible, Jacob has twelve sons and one daughter, Dinah. Though in some Jewish sources each of the sons, and Dinah, came with a twin sister.



* ''TitusAndronicus'' had 25 sons and one daughter. 'Had' is an important word here: as the play starts he has only five children left, and the number is falling fast.

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* ''TitusAndronicus'' ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' had 25 sons and one daughter. 'Had' is an important word here: as the play starts he has only five children left, and the number is falling fast.
7th Jul '16 9:42:00 AM gewunomox
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* Bill from ''TheWho'' song "I'm a Boy" is saddled with three sisters and a mother who acts as if he was a girl as well.

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* Bill from ''TheWho'' ''Music/TheWho'' song "I'm a Boy" is saddled with three sisters and a mother who acts as if he was a girl as well.
3rd Jul '16 7:52:49 PM meanmetalmario
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* The main theme of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''; protagonist Lincoln Loud is the middle child and only son in a family of 11 and most plots are set to focus on dealing with his ten sisters.

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* The main theme of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''; ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''. Not only is the protagonist Lincoln Loud is the only boy out of [[MassiveNumberedSiblings 11 children]], but he's ''also'' [[MiddleChildSyndrome the middle child and only son in a family of 11 and most plots are set to focus on dealing with his ten sisters.child]] as well.
3rd Jul '16 6:44:16 PM TMNTFanGirl
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** The TitleCharacter herself is the oldest and only daughter of three kids--her two younger brothers are [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins identical twins]].
13th Jun '16 8:01:33 AM Antigone3
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* In the ''Literature/{{Malloreon}}'', Belgarion and his wife are long-lived, and it has been prophesied that he would only have one son.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Malloreon}}'', Belgarion and his wife are long-lived, and it has been prophesied that he would only have one son. This trope hasn't fully taken effect at the end of ''The Seeress of Kell'' (and the birth of Belgarion's second daughter), but it's confirmed by the Purpose of the Universe itself to be on the way.
30th May '16 2:43:30 PM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' -- While their family isn't "massive," Bart occasionally has pangs of this, with being the only son out of three kids. In one episode, where he becomes jealous of the bond that his sisters, 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]].
* Lor from ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' is her parent's only daughter and has so many brothers that she loses count of how many there actually are.
* Wendy from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is the oldest and only daughter of four children.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' -- While their family isn't "massive," Bart occasionally has pangs of this, with being ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''. Sharon Spitz and Alden Jones are both this: Sharon's the only son out of three kids. In one episode, where he becomes jealous of the bond that his sisters, 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]].
* Lor from ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' is her parent's only daughter and has so many brothers that she loses count of how many there actually are.
* Wendy from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is the oldest
{{middle child|Syndrome}} and only daughter of three kids while Alden's the youngest and only son of four children.kids.
* The Sumowski clan from ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}''. Sumo's got ten brothers and one sister.



* Shego from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has four brothers, who all have super powers as well. The five of them form Team Go, but Shego eventually quit, partly due to finding the dark side more enticing but mostly due to getting fed up with her brothers, or at least her brothers, Hego and Mego--she may get along better with the Wego twins.



* The Sumowski clan from ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}''. Sumo's got ten brothers and one sister.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' -- Sharon Spitz and Alden Jones 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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* The Sumowski clan Wendy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}''. Sumo's got ten brothers and one sister.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' -- Sharon Spitz and Alden Jones are both this: Sharon's
''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is the {{middle child|Syndrome}} oldest and only daughter of three kids while Alden's the youngest and only son of four kids.children.
* Shego from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has four brothers, who all have super powers as well. The five of them form Team Go, but Shego eventually quit, partly due to finding the dark side more enticing but mostly due to getting fed up with her brothers, or at least her brothers, Hego and Mego--she may get along better with the Wego twins.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. While their family isn't "massive," Bart occasionally has pangs of this, with being the only son out of three kids. In one episode, where he becomes jealous of the bond that his sisters, 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]].
* Lor from ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' is her parent's only daughter and has so many brothers that she loses count of how many there actually are.
30th May '16 2:21:02 PM FossilsDaDaDa
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The outnumbered sibling often 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.

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The outnumbered sibling often 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.
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