History Main / SettleforSibling

15th May '17 4:40:28 PM Gosicrystal
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* "{{Does she have a sister}}?"
** "{{Does he have a brother}}?"
* As pointed out in the page quote, [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] did this. When Aloysia Weber turned him down, he married her sister Constanze. They remained married until his death and seem to have done well together.

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* "{{Does she have a sister}}?"
** "{{Does he have a brother}}?"
* As pointed out in the page quote,
[[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] did this. When Aloysia Weber turned him down, he married her sister Constanze. They remained married until his death and seem to have done well together.
14th May '17 8:40:23 PM MarqFJA
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* Inverted in 'Nexus' as [[spoiler:Dante]] ''tries'' to get June to settle for him after his brother disappears.

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* Inverted in 'Nexus' ''Fanfic/{{Nexus}}'' as [[spoiler:Dante]] ''tries'' '''tries''' to get June to settle for him after his brother disappears.
24th Mar '17 11:47:04 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Enforced with Catelyn Stark. After Brandon Stark's death, she married his younger brother Eddard.
22nd Mar '17 6:21:48 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Attempted in Anime/{{FLCL}}, when it's shown that [[spoiler: this is what Mamimi's behavior to Naota comes from her being totally broken after his brother Tasuku left to the USA. Towards the end, however, she thinks better of it.]]

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* Attempted in Anime/{{FLCL}}, when it's shown that [[spoiler: this is what Mamimi's behavior to Naota comes from her being totally broken after his brother Tasuku left to the USA. Towards the end, however, she thinks better of it.]]
20th Mar '17 10:45:49 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* [[LampshadeHanging Given a lampshade]] in ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja''. [[spoiler: A girl named Marianne is in love with a boy named Francis, who's in a SiblingTriangle since he and his twin brother Keith both love main heroine Nadja (who leans more [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan towards Francis]], but once was VERY strongly [[AllgirlsWantBadBoys leaning towards Keith]]).]] Therefore, she believes that [[spoiler: Nadja should go with Keith, which [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl would not only help]] [[TroubledButCute Keith]] but would help her to get Francis's affections]]. She is so convinced of such a possibility that she even tells such things to [[spoiler: Nadja herself.]]

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* [[LampshadeHanging Given a lampshade]] in ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja''. [[spoiler: A girl named Marianne is in love with a boy named Francis, who's in a SiblingTriangle since he and his twin brother Keith both love main heroine Nadja (who leans more [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan towards Francis]], but once was VERY strongly [[AllgirlsWantBadBoys leaning towards Keith]]).]] Therefore, she believes that [[spoiler: Nadja should go with Keith, which [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl would not only help]] [[TroubledButCute Keith]] but would help her to get Francis's affections]]. She [[ShipperWithAnAgenda She]] is so convinced of such a possibility that she even tells such things to [[spoiler: Nadja herself.]]



* Attempted in Anime/{{FLCL}}, when it's shown that [[spoiler: this is what Mamimi's behavior to Naota comes from her being totally broken after his brother Tasuku left to the USA. Towards the end, however, she thinks better of it.]]



* Laurie, TheOneGuy of ''Literature/LittleWomen'', may have been able fall in love with Amy after Jo turned him down, but [[FanPreferredCouple readers never have]]. DieForOurShip and false "MarySue" accusations STILL ensue to this day. Not to mention Laurie never ''actually'' attempted to use Amy as a ReplacementGoldfish for Jo; they fell in love ''after'' Jo told him no at least twice.

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* Ultimately averted by Laurie, TheOneGuy of ''Literature/LittleWomen'', may have been able fall fell in love with Amy after Jo turned him down, aka the little sister of his frustrated FirstLove Jo, but [[FanPreferredCouple readers never have]]. DieForOurShip and false "MarySue" accusations STILL ensue to this day. Not to mention Laurie never ''actually'' attempted tried to use Amy her as a ReplacementGoldfish for Jo; they fell in love ''after'' Jo told him no at least twice.Jo.



* Myth/ClassicalMythology has "Settle for Cousin"--[[GeniusBruiser Odysseus]] is one of many suitors for [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Helen]], but her father picks someone else instead. Odysseus winds up with Helen's cousin [[GuileHeroine Penelope]], who turns out to be [[IWillWaitForYou a much better wife]] [[YourCheatingHeart than Helen]].

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology has "Settle for Cousin"--[[GeniusBruiser Odysseus]] is one of many suitors for [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Helen]], but her father picks someone else chooses Menelaus instead. Odysseus winds hooks up with Helen's cousin [[GuileHeroine Penelope]], who turns out to be [[IWillWaitForYou a much better wife]] [[YourCheatingHeart choice]] [[SoBeautifulItsACurse than Helen]].



* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]]'', Briggid fears that either Jamuka or Midayle will pull this on her since they both had {{Bodyguard Crush}}es on her younger twin sister Edain. Her love talks with both males have them saying this isn't the case.
** Levin/Fury plays with the trope; Levin had a major crush on Fury's sister Mahnya when he was young, but in a talk event he tells her he's over it and wants to be with Fury now.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]]'', Keifu]]'' alludes to this twice:
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Briggid fears that either Jamuka Jamke or Midayle will pull this on her since they both had {{Bodyguard Crush}}es on her younger twin sister Edain. Her love talks with both males dudes have them saying this isn't the case.
** Levin/Fury Lewyn/Erinys plays with the trope; Levin Lewyn had a major crush on Fury's Erinys' sister Mahnya Annand when he was young, but in a talk event he tells her he's over it and truly wants to be with Fury Erinys now.
6th Jan '17 8:31:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''PrincessAndTheFrog,'' when Charlotte le Boeuf can't get married to Naveen to fulfill her dream of marrying a prince, she (at least jokingly) toys with the idea of marrying Naveen's brother instead. [[spoiler:[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar He's six-and-a-half]]]].

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* In ''PrincessAndTheFrog,'' ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' when Charlotte le Boeuf can't get married to Naveen to fulfill her dream of marrying a prince, she (at least jokingly) toys with the idea of marrying Naveen's brother instead. [[spoiler:[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar He's six-and-a-half]]]].
30th Oct '16 3:33:16 PM nombretomado
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* An unusual variant from the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. Shortly after her father's death young Queen Selenay of Valdemar is charmed by [[TheEvilPrince Prince Thanel]] of Rethwellan and finds herself in a miserable marriage that ends when she is widowed in a [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch "hunting accident"]][[note]]his kinsmen knew he had died during the attempted assassination of his wife, but also knew ''him'' and were happy to sweep the matter under the rug rather than deal with the political complications[[/note]]. Some 15 years later Selenay met her late husband's younger brother Daren in person for the first time and they [[LoveAtFirstSight fell for each other on the spot]].

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* An unusual variant from the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. Shortly after her father's death young Queen Selenay of Valdemar is charmed by [[TheEvilPrince Prince Thanel]] of Rethwellan and finds herself in a miserable marriage that ends when she is widowed in a [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch "hunting accident"]][[note]]his kinsmen knew he had died during the attempted assassination of his wife, but also knew ''him'' and were happy to sweep the matter under the rug rather than deal with the political complications[[/note]]. Some 15 years later Selenay met her late husband's younger brother Daren in person for the first time and they [[LoveAtFirstSight fell for each other on the spot]].
21st Oct '16 8:27:23 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Series/OneLifeToLive: After teen sweethearts Jessica and Christian's relationship fizzled, she ended up with his brother Antonio, while he ended up with her sister Natalie.

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* ''Series/OneLifeToLive: ''Series/OneLifeToLive'': After teen sweethearts Jessica and Christian's relationship fizzled, she ended up with his brother Antonio, while he ended up with her sister Natalie.
5th Oct '16 1:22:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* According to ''AManForAllSeasons'', Thomas More preferred out of the two, the sister of the woman he married, but chose her because "it was the right thing to do." He, uh, didn't elaborate.

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* According to ''AManForAllSeasons'', ''Theatre/AManForAllSeasons'', Thomas More preferred out of the two, the sister of the woman he married, but chose her because "it was the right thing to do." He, uh, didn't elaborate.



* In ''[[FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]]'', Briggid fears that either Jamuka or Midayle will pull this on her since they both had {{Bodyguard Crush}}es on her younger twin sister Edain. Her love talks with both males have them saying this isn't the case.

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* In ''[[FireEmblemJugdral ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]]'', Briggid fears that either Jamuka or Midayle will pull this on her since they both had {{Bodyguard Crush}}es on her younger twin sister Edain. Her love talks with both males have them saying this isn't the case.
25th Sep '16 4:25:35 PM Goldfritha
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This can entail a BettyAndVeronica situation, where a quiet Betty whom he would never have noticed in the ordinary run of things comes to his attention when his prolonged wooing of Veronica means he sees a lot of her and so comes to notice her profound but not paraded virtues. Or a situation where Bob and Carol are the same age, Alice much older, and Bob's interest is a PrecociousCrush while Carol is still immature; growing up makes Carol mature and Bob notice her.

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This can entail a BettyAndVeronica situation, where a quiet Betty whom he would never have noticed in the ordinary run of things comes to his attention when his prolonged wooing of Veronica means he sees a lot of her and so comes to notice her profound but not paraded virtues. Similarly, any other pair of contrasting siblings where one is immediately attractive, but either has hidden flaws, or is just not interested, and the other has HiddenDepths (such as a MilesGloriosus and TheSoCalledCoward) can produce this trope.

Or a situation where Bob and Carol are the same age, Alice much older, and Bob's interest is a PrecociousCrush while Carol is still immature; growing up makes Carol mature and Bob notice her.
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