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** The trope is downplayed with Pinkie and Maud Pie. Pinkie is the younger sister and Popular One - she's quite literally the embodiment of fun and laughter, has a bright-pink color, and works as a party planner and apprentice baker in Ponyville. Older sister Maud is the Smart One--she's an expert on rocks who is receiving a doctorate in the field, is dull gray, and has a single friend (a small pebble). Both sisters are well aware of their severe contrast, but don't try to change for one another. This is perhaps best symbolized by the Pies' tradition of exchanging rock candy necklaces whenever they see each other - Pinkie loves sugar and always devours hers right away, while Maud hates sweets and keeps them in a small box. But [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther despite their differences, they love each other dearly]].
** Finally, the trope is largely averted with Applejack and Apple Bloom. Both have pretty much the same personality - headstrong, hard-working, and compassionate--and both get along extremely well. The only tension in their relationship was a [[CompressedVice single incident]] in "Somepony to Watch Over Me" where Applejack thought that Apple Bloom needed to be kept safe and babied her to an absurd degree.

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** The trope is downplayed with Pinkie and Maud Pie. Pinkie is the younger sister and Popular One - she's quite literally the embodiment of fun and laughter, has a bright-pink color, and works as a party planner and apprentice baker in Ponyville. Older sister Maud is the Smart One--she's One - she's an expert on rocks who is receiving a doctorate in the field, is dull gray, and has a single friend (a small pebble). Both sisters are well aware of their severe contrast, but don't try to change for one another. This is perhaps best symbolized by the Pies' tradition of exchanging rock candy necklaces whenever they see each other - Pinkie loves sugar and always devours hers right away, while Maud hates sweets and keeps them in a small box. But [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther despite their differences, they love each other dearly]].
** Finally, the trope is largely averted with Applejack and Apple Bloom. Both have pretty much the same personality - headstrong, hard-working, and compassionate--and both compassionate - and get along extremely well. The only tension in their relationship was a [[CompressedVice single incident]] in "Somepony to Watch Over Me" where Applejack thought that Apple Bloom needed to be kept safe and babied her to an absurd degree.
10th Oct '16 5:42:55 AM Furienna
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** First off, we have Celestia and Luna, the [[PhysicalGod embodiments of day and night]]. Older sister Celestia is the Popular One--the [[GodEmperor God Empress]] of Equestria who brings daylight to the land, beloved by all of her people--while the younger Luna shows traces of the Smart One (she has PsychicPowers including being a DreamWalker) and, in her opinion, isn't as well-liked, because everypony is asleep when she delivers nighttime to the world. Luna's jealousy of Celestia's popularity eventually [[GreenEyedMonster transforms her into the monstrous Nightmare Moon]], which in turn forces Celestia to banish her to the moon for a thousand years. By the end of the pilot, Luna has been healed, and the two sisters mend their relationship (though a few later episodes, and the tie-in comics, hint that they're still rivals, though to a far lesser extent).

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** First off, we have Celestia and Luna, the [[PhysicalGod embodiments of day and night]]. Older sister Celestia is the Popular One--the One - the [[GodEmperor God Empress]] of Equestria who brings daylight to the land, beloved by all of her people--while people - while the younger Luna shows traces of the Smart One (she has PsychicPowers including being a DreamWalker) and, in her opinion, isn't as well-liked, because everypony is asleep when she delivers nighttime to the world. Luna's jealousy of Celestia's popularity eventually [[GreenEyedMonster transforms her into the monstrous Nightmare Moon]], which in turn forces Celestia to banish her to the moon for a thousand years. By the end of the pilot, Luna has been healed, and the two sisters mend their relationship (though a few later episodes, and the tie-in comics, hint that they're still rivals, though to a far lesser extent).



** The trope is downplayed with Pinkie and Maud Pie. Pinkie is the younger sister and Popular One--she's quite literally the embodiment of fun and laughter, has a bright-pink color, and works as a party planner and apprentice baker in Ponyville. Older sister Maud is the Smart One--she's an expert on rocks who is receiving a doctorate in the field, is dull gray, and has a single friend (a small pebble). Both sisters are well aware of their severe contrast, but don't try to change for one another. This is perhaps best symbolized by the Pies' tradition of exchanging rock candy necklaces whenever they see each other--Pinkie loves sugar and always devours hers right away, while Maud hates sweets and keeps them in a small box. But [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther despite their differences, they love each other dearly]].
** Finally, the trope is largely averted with Applejack and Apple Bloom. Both have pretty much the same personality--headstrong, hard-working, and compassionate--and both get along extremely well. The only tension in their relationship was a [[CompressedVice single incident]] in "Somepony to Watch Over Me" where Applejack thought that Apple Bloom needed to be kept safe and babied her to an absurd degree.

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** The trope is downplayed with Pinkie and Maud Pie. Pinkie is the younger sister and Popular One--she's One - she's quite literally the embodiment of fun and laughter, has a bright-pink color, and works as a party planner and apprentice baker in Ponyville. Older sister Maud is the Smart One--she's an expert on rocks who is receiving a doctorate in the field, is dull gray, and has a single friend (a small pebble). Both sisters are well aware of their severe contrast, but don't try to change for one another. This is perhaps best symbolized by the Pies' tradition of exchanging rock candy necklaces whenever they see each other--Pinkie other - Pinkie loves sugar and always devours hers right away, while Maud hates sweets and keeps them in a small box. But [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther despite their differences, they love each other dearly]].
** Finally, the trope is largely averted with Applejack and Apple Bloom. Both have pretty much the same personality--headstrong, personality - headstrong, hard-working, and compassionate--and both get along extremely well. The only tension in their relationship was a [[CompressedVice single incident]] in "Somepony to Watch Over Me" where Applejack thought that Apple Bloom needed to be kept safe and babied her to an absurd degree.
10th Oct '16 5:35:03 AM Furienna
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* Going by her autobiography, Jessica Mitford spent a certain amount of her adolescence in an extraordinarily black-comedic variant on this; she was developing into a lifelong socialist at precisely the same time as her sister Unity was becoming an [[NaziNobleman extremely dedicated British Fascist]] (and personal friends with most of the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi high command]]). Furthermore, there was a definite pretty one/smart one element to it; while neither was ugly, Unity was considered prettier (once he met her, Hitler--with whom she may or may not have had an affair--called her "a perfect specimen of Aryan womanhood"), while Jessica was famous for being crazy-smart (she wrote a lot of articles and books later in life). Until the international situation [[WorldWarII began to get really dire]], they behaved almost ''exactly'' like every other pair of arguing teenagers. Did we mention they shared a room? Well, they shared a room--which, as soon as their politics were cemented, they [[ThisIsMySide split down the middle with a chalk line]] and decorated on each side in the symbols of their ideologies (Unity in swastikas and pictures of Hitler, 'Decca' in hammers and sickles and pictures of Lenin).

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* Going by her autobiography, Jessica Mitford spent a certain amount of her adolescence in an extraordinarily black-comedic variant on this; she was developing into a lifelong socialist at precisely the same time as her sister Unity was becoming an [[NaziNobleman extremely dedicated British Fascist]] (and personal friends with most of the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi high command]]). Furthermore, there was a definite pretty one/smart one element to it; while neither was ugly, Unity was considered prettier (once he met her, Hitler--with Hitler - with whom she may or may not have had an affair--called affair - called her "a perfect specimen of Aryan womanhood"), while Jessica was famous for being crazy-smart (she wrote a lot of articles and books later in life). Until the international situation [[WorldWarII began to get really dire]], they behaved almost ''exactly'' like every other pair of arguing teenagers. Did we mention they shared a room? Well, they shared a room--which, room - which, as soon as their politics were cemented, they [[ThisIsMySide split down the middle with a chalk line]] and decorated on each side in the symbols of their ideologies (Unity in swastikas and pictures of Hitler, 'Decca' in hammers and sickles and pictures of Lenin).



-->'''Olivia''': Imagine what we could have done if we had gotten together. We could have selected the right scripts, the right directors, the right producersówe could have built our own empire. But it was not to be.

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-->'''Olivia''': Imagine what we could have done if we had gotten together. We could have selected the right scripts, the right directors, the right producersówe producers ó we could have built our own empire. But it was not to be.
10th Oct '16 4:37:32 AM Furienna
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* A third male example can be found in the aforementioned ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'': Mark was rough-edged, hard-working, and a womanizer, albeit dumb; David was sensitive, artistic, and smarter, but comparatively fickle.



* Darlene and Becky Conner from ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'':
** Becky was the popular GirlyGirl, who was keen on overreacting about small things.
Darlene and was the snarky {{Tomboy}}, who grew up to be an artistic {{Goth}} as a teenager. Becky Conner from ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''.was believed to also be the ''smart'' sister, as she would get better grades in school than Darlene. But in the end, Becky decided to get married before finishing High School, so Darlene was the first one in the family to go to College.


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** The show even has a male example with Becky's and Darlene's husbands, who happened to be brothers: Mark was rough-edged, hard-working, and a womanizer, albeit dumb; David was sensitive, artistic, and smarter, but comparatively fickle.
10th Oct '16 3:53:18 AM Furienna
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* Sansa and Arya Stark in George R.R. Martin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''almost'' meet the description. Sansa is very conventionally pretty, popular, and fashionable, but she's actually the more bookish of the two, if ''very'' [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel naive]]. Her sister's lack of standard graces, manners and polish constantly embarrasses her and she always feels the need to call her out on any faux pas she makes. Arya is, although not particularly intellectual, rather more StreetSmart and is rebellious, active, comparatively homely, supremely uninterested in fashion and ''very'' critical of her sister's perceived shallowness and unwillingness to get out and smell the reality. Their relationship seems to straddle the line between truly loving each other, and CainAndAbel: you cannot leave them alone in the same room for ten minutes without each finding ways to hurt the other -- to then start feeling (reluctantly, if almost genuinely) sorry about it once their emotions have settled, later. At least until [[BreakTheCutie both of them are horribly broken]] [[spoiler:upon their being separated]].

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* Sansa and Arya Stark in George R.R. Martin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''almost'' meet the description. Sansa is very conventionally pretty, popular, and fashionable, but she's actually the more bookish of the two, if ''very'' [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel naive]]. Her sister's lack of standard graces, manners and polish constantly embarrasses her and she always feels the need to call her out on any faux pas she makes. Arya is, although not particularly intellectual, rather more StreetSmart and is rebellious, active, comparatively homely, supremely uninterested in fashion and ''very'' critical of her sister's perceived shallowness and unwillingness to get out and smell the reality. Their relationship seems to straddle the line between truly loving each other, and CainAndAbel: you cannot leave them alone in the same room for ten minutes without each finding ways to hurt the other -- - to then start feeling (reluctantly, if almost genuinely) sorry about it once their emotions have settled, later. At least until [[BreakTheCutie both of them are horribly broken]] [[spoiler:upon their being separated]].



* [[spoiler: Lisbeth and her sister Camilla Salander]] in the MillenniumTrilogy are so at odds with each other they have been in separate classes their entire life and haven't spoken or even seen each other since they were sixteen, when their meeting resulted in a DesignatedGirlFight.

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* [[spoiler: Lisbeth and her sister Camilla Salander]] in the MillenniumTrilogy are so at odds with each other they have been in separate classes their entire life and haven't spoken to each other or even seen each other since they were sixteen, when their meeting resulted in a DesignatedGirlFight.



* Creator/JudyBlume's ''Literature/{{Deenie}}''--their mother frequently tells people (including complete strangers) that "Deenie's the beauty, Helen's the brain." At one point Helen tells Deenie she doesn't have to fall into the role their mother has chosen for her.

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* Creator/JudyBlume's ''Literature/{{Deenie}}''--their ''Literature/{{Deenie}}'' - their mother frequently tells people (including complete strangers) that "Deenie's the beauty, Helen's the brain." At one point Helen tells Deenie she doesn't have to fall into the role their mother has chosen for her.
10th Oct '16 3:49:38 AM Furienna
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* Mostly averted on ''Series/HappyEndings'' with Jane and Alex Kerkovich - Jane is older, smarter and controlling, whereas Alex is the young, Ditz. However, both are very attractive, and they have a strong, warm connection. Complications arise in a few episodes- like in the first season "Why can't you Read me?" where Jane is worried that the more personable Alex will steal focus from her without meaning to, but even when they're fighting for real in "The Incident" - these issues (who's smarter, who's prettier, etc), don't really come up. Not that it stops them from almost coming to blows(and not hair-pulling, slapping cat fighting, either - Jane broke a pool cue in half and Alex lunged for her) before Brad and Max separated them via OverTheShoulderCarry.

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* Mostly averted on ''Series/HappyEndings'' with Jane and Alex Kerkovich - Jane is older, smarter and controlling, whereas Alex is the young, young Ditz. However, both are very attractive, and they have a strong, warm connection. Complications arise in a few episodes- episodes - like in the first season "Why can't you Read me?" where Jane is worried that the more personable Alex will steal focus from her without meaning to, but even when they're fighting for real in "The Incident" - these issues (who's smarter, who's prettier, etc), don't really come up. Not that it stops them from almost coming to blows(and blows (and not hair-pulling, slapping cat fighting, either - Jane broke a pool cue in half and Alex lunged for her) before Brad and Max separated them via OverTheShoulderCarry.OverTheShoulderCarry).
10th Oct '16 3:45:24 AM Furienna
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* Lucy and Susan from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''--it's hardly the focus of the books, but there are hints at times. Susan is older and considered more conventionally pretty, often takes a superior TeamMom-type approach to the problems the kids encounter, and of course is the one who ends up "outgrowing" Narnia as a young woman to focus on her social life. Lucy is the youngest of the four and has the closest relationship with Aslan, which Susan sometimes tries to step on, apparently thinking Lucy is acting spoiled or attention-seeking. And when Lucy is in the magician's house in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'', for instance, and reads the spell for making yourself beautiful, one of the things she sees in the illustrations is Susan looking plainer than usual and consumed with envy. The unspecified ages of the Pevensies throughout the books make all this a little harder to pin down, though.

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* Lucy and Susan from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''--it's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' - it's hardly the focus of the books, but there are hints at times. Susan is older and considered more conventionally pretty, often takes a superior TeamMom-type approach to the problems the kids encounter, and of course is the one who ends up "outgrowing" Narnia as a young woman to focus on her social life. Lucy is the youngest of the four and has the closest relationship with Aslan, which Susan sometimes tries to step on, apparently thinking Lucy is acting spoiled or attention-seeking. And when Lucy is in the magician's house in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'', for instance, and reads the spell for making yourself beautiful, one of the things she sees in the illustrations is Susan looking plainer than usual and consumed with envy. The unspecified ages of the Pevensies throughout the books make all this a little harder to pin down, though.



* Appears in Sophie Hannah's "Spilling Series" with [[TomboyandGirlyGirl Charlie and Olivia]]- they do SnarkToSnarkCombat in almost every instalment in the series, but it's clear they do care for each other.

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* Appears in Sophie Hannah's "Spilling Series" with [[TomboyandGirlyGirl Charlie and Olivia]]- Olivia]] - they do SnarkToSnarkCombat in almost every instalment in the series, but it's clear they do care for each other.
15th Sep '16 12:48:14 PM Furienna
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* Kat and Bianca Stratford from ''[[Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou 10 Things I Hate About You]]''. Kat is the smart [[TheLadette ladette]] and almost a StrawFeminist, while Bianca is pretty and only seems to think about having a boyfriend. [[spoiler: But in the end, they can move beyond the negative parts of their respective and become floder to each other.]]

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* Kat and Bianca Stratford from ''[[Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou 10 Things I Hate About You]]''. Kat is the smart [[TheLadette ladette]] and almost a StrawFeminist, while Bianca is pretty and popular one, who only seems to think about having a boyfriend. [[spoiler: But in the end, they can move beyond the negative parts of their respective personalities and become floder closer to each other.]]
12th Sep '16 12:15:45 PM Furienna
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* Mostly averted on ''Series/HappyEndings'' with Jane and Alex Kerkovich - Jane is older, smarter and controlling, whereas Alex is the young, Ditz. However, both are very attractive, and they have a strong, warm connection. Complications arise in a few episodes- like in the first season "Why can't you Read me?" where Jane is worried that the more personable Alex will steal focus from her without meaning to, but even when they're fighting for real in "The Incident" - these issues (who's smarter, who's prettier, etc), don't really come up. Not that it stops them from almost coming to blows(and not hair-pulling, slapping cat fighting, either - ¡Jane broke a pool cue in half and Alex lunged for her) before Brad and Max separated them via OverTheShoulderCarry.

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* Mostly averted on ''Series/HappyEndings'' with Jane and Alex Kerkovich - Jane is older, smarter and controlling, whereas Alex is the young, Ditz. However, both are very attractive, and they have a strong, warm connection. Complications arise in a few episodes- like in the first season "Why can't you Read me?" where Jane is worried that the more personable Alex will steal focus from her without meaning to, but even when they're fighting for real in "The Incident" - these issues (who's smarter, who's prettier, etc), don't really come up. Not that it stops them from almost coming to blows(and not hair-pulling, slapping cat fighting, either - ¡Jane Jane broke a pool cue in half and Alex lunged for her) before Brad and Max separated them via OverTheShoulderCarry.



* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': One word, repeated thrice: "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" Although [[NeverLiveItDown not as prevalent as most people think]], since, aside from this episode, Marcia and Jan generally got along exceedingly well and even moved in together when they grew up. It's played straight in the movies though where Marcia is a [[BrainlessBeauty shallow airhead]] and Jan is an unpopular nerd.

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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': One word, repeated thrice: "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" Although [[NeverLiveItDown not as prevalent as most people think]], since, since aside from this episode, Marcia and Jan generally got along exceedingly well and even moved in together when they grew up. It's played straight in the movies though where Marcia is a [[BrainlessBeauty shallow airhead]] and Jan is an unpopular nerd.



* Bridget and Kerry Hennessy from ''Series/EightSimpleRules''.
* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Debra Barone and her older sister Jennifer Whelan: it is strongly hinted their upbringing echoed Ray and Robert, only in this case Debra is made insecure by thinking Jennifer was the favoured one. home-maker and mother of three Debra is ''certainly'' jealous of childless Jennifer's freewheeling single lifestyle.

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* Bridget and Kerry Hennessy from ''Series/EightSimpleRules''.
''Series/EightSimpleRules''. Bridget is the pretty and popular sister, while Kerry is the smart and snarky sister.
* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Debra Barone and her older sister Jennifer Whelan: it is strongly hinted their upbringing echoed Ray and Robert, only in this case Debra is made insecure by thinking Jennifer was the favoured one. home-maker Home-maker and mother of three Debra is ''certainly'' jealous of childless Jennifer's freewheeling single lifestyle.
12th Sep '16 11:42:37 AM Furienna
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* Kat and Bianca Stratford from ''[[Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou 10 Things I Hate About You]]''.

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* Kat and Bianca Stratford from ''[[Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou 10 Things I Hate About You]]''. Kat is the smart [[TheLadette ladette]] and almost a StrawFeminist, while Bianca is pretty and only seems to think about having a boyfriend. [[spoiler: But in the end, they can move beyond the negative parts of their respective and become floder to each other.]]



* In ''Film/NewYorkMinute'', though the sisters are identical twins, Jane is a preppy overachiever trying to earn a prestigious scholarship, while Roxy is laid back, habitually skips school, and dreams of becoming a rock star.

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* In ''Film/NewYorkMinute'', though the sisters are identical twins, Jane is a preppy overachiever trying to earn a prestigious scholarship, while Roxy is laid back, habitually skips school, and dreams of becoming a rock star.



* Mostly averted on ''Series/HappyEndings'' with Jane and Alex Kerkovich-Jane is older, smarter and controlling, whereas Alex is the young, Ditz. However, both are very attractive, and they have a strong, warm connection. Complications arise in a few episodes-the first season "Why can't you Read me?" where Jane is worried that the more personable Alex will steal focus from her without meaning to, but even when they're fighting for real in "The Incident"- these issues (who's smarter, who's prettier, etc), don't really come up. Not that it stops them from almost coming to blows(and not hair-pulling, slapping cat fighting, either-Jane broke a pool cue in half and Alex lunged for her) before Brad and Max separated them via OverTheShoulderCarry.

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* Mostly averted on ''Series/HappyEndings'' with Jane and Alex Kerkovich-Jane Kerkovich - Jane is older, smarter and controlling, whereas Alex is the young, Ditz. However, both are very attractive, and they have a strong, warm connection. Complications arise in a few episodes-the episodes- like in the first season "Why can't you Read me?" where Jane is worried that the more personable Alex will steal focus from her without meaning to, but even when they're fighting for real in "The Incident"- Incident" - these issues (who's smarter, who's prettier, etc), don't really come up. Not that it stops them from almost coming to blows(and not hair-pulling, slapping cat fighting, either-Jane either - ¡Jane broke a pool cue in half and Alex lunged for her) before Brad and Max separated them via OverTheShoulderCarry.
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