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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.
3rd Sep '16 2:57:39 PM drakensis
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* Hope and Will from ''Fanfic/AnAstralDropInHeatherfield'' may be identical in appearance but they quickly carve out very different niches in the family - feisty, athletic Will versus the sociable and diligent Hope.
1st Sep '16 10:24:12 AM Furienna
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* Played with a bit in ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' in that older sister Lady Mary is more beautiful, more popular, the favorite of their mother, ''and'' it seems wittier/more intelligent than her HollywoodHomely middle sister, [[TheUnfavorite Lady Edith]]. Not to mention that Mary was in an [[ArrangedMarriage arranged engagement]] with their second cousin, whom Mary didn't even want but Edith was quite in love with. Then he died. Top it off with Mary bragging that she can drag any man's attention from Edith whenever she wants, and you have Edith's poisonous jealousy approaching CainAndAbel levels.

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* Played with a bit in ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' in that older sister Lady Mary is more beautiful, more popular, the favorite of their mother, ''and'' it seems wittier/more intelligent wittier than her HollywoodHomely middle sister, [[TheUnfavorite Lady Edith]]. Not to mention that Mary was in an [[ArrangedMarriage arranged engagement]] with their second cousin, whom Mary didn't even want but Edith was quite in love with. Then he died. Top it off with Mary bragging that she can drag any man's attention from Edith whenever she wants, and you have Edith's poisonous jealousy approaching CainAndAbel levels.
30th Jul '16 3:46:18 PM nombretomado
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* Pictured above: ''{{Daria}}'': Daria Morgendorffer was the titular character and was the smart one, her sister Quinn was the red-headed popular one. However, Quinn was shown to be fairly intelligent in her own right (which actually ''scared'' her, fearing she'd be kicked out of her clique) and the sisters did begin to make peace in the final season.

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* Pictured above: ''{{Daria}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': Daria Morgendorffer was the titular character and was the smart one, her sister Quinn was the red-headed popular one. However, Quinn was shown to be fairly intelligent in her own right (which actually ''scared'' her, fearing she'd be kicked out of her clique) and the sisters did begin to make peace in the final season.
7th Jul '16 10:52:08 PM MHarrington
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has Numbuh 5 and her sister, Cree. This show takes this trope UpToEleven, since Cree is a teenager and a sworn enemy of the Kids Next Door, in which Numbuh 5 is involved.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has Abigail Lincoln, AKA Numbuh 5 5, and her sister, Cree. This show takes this trope UpToEleven, since Cree is a teenager and a sworn enemy of the Kids Next Door, in which Numbuh 5 is involved. Cree was once a KND operative herself, known as Numbuh 11, and the sisters got along rather well then, but when Cree got older, she was no longer allowed in the KND, but escaped being decommissioned. This has also somewhat caused their personal relationship to sour as well.
8th Jun '16 12:57:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]]: In the first book of the ''{{War of the Spider Queen}}'' hexad, Pharaun's sisters Sabal and Greyanna have one of these... except that they're said to be identical in both looks and personality [[InformedAbility (not that Sabal gets much personality given to her)]]. We see the whole thing from Pharaun's perspective, in a flashback.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]]: In the first book of the ''{{War ''Literature/{{War of the Spider Queen}}'' hexad, Pharaun's sisters Sabal and Greyanna have one of these... except that they're said to be identical in both looks and personality [[InformedAbility (not that Sabal gets much personality given to her)]]. We see the whole thing from Pharaun's perspective, in a flashback.



* The entire point of Philippa Gregory's ''TheOtherBoleynGirl'' is the rivalry between Anne Boleyn and her younger, less famous sister Mary. Interestingly enough, neither of them fit completely into the stereotypes listed. Anne would be the "Popular Sister," yet she is far more intelligent than Mary. Accordingly, Mary would be the "Smart Sister," except she's not as smart as Anne, and is generally considered more beautiful. What it really comes down to is Anne knows how to work the court and has heaping piles of ambition, while Mary just wants to raise her children in the country. The true fit in the types comes in that Anne is far more shallow than Mary.
* JudyBlume's ''{{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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* The entire point of Philippa Gregory's ''TheOtherBoleynGirl'' ''Literature/TheOtherBoleynGirl'' is the rivalry between Anne Boleyn and her younger, less famous sister Mary. Interestingly enough, neither of them fit completely into the stereotypes listed. Anne would be the "Popular Sister," yet she is far more intelligent than Mary. Accordingly, Mary would be the "Smart Sister," except she's not as smart as Anne, and is generally considered more beautiful. What it really comes down to is Anne knows how to work the court and has heaping piles of ambition, while Mary just wants to raise her children in the country. The true fit in the types comes in that Anne is far more shallow than Mary.
* JudyBlume's ''{{Deenie}}''--their 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.
2nd Jun '16 7:12:17 AM Anata
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* Subverted on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', as the rivalry between Buffy and Dawn is short lived, and somewhat one sided. However, there are some callbacks to this dynamic in later episodes, especially season 7's ''Him'', in which Dawn and Buffy fall under the same guys' love spell.



* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Spencer and Melissa; unlike in the books, Spencer is the smart one and Melissa is the pretty one, and their parents' favorite, although both are smart and pretty.

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* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Spencer and Melissa; unlike in the books, Spencer is the smart one and Melissa is the pretty one, and their parents' favorite, although both are smart and pretty. They have created ''two'' [[SiblingTriangle sibling triangles]] - (First with Ian, then with Wren).



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has Regina, [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the Evil Queen,]] versus her half-sister, Zelena, [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Wicked Witch of the West.]] Zelena's FatalFlaw is jealousy and from her perspective, Regina had everything she ever wanted and she set out to take everything from her sister. Regina begs to differ because their mother Cora, was an emotionally AbusiveParent who saw her daughters as nothing more than mere tools to cement her own social status and majorly screwed up Regina's life. The sisters still bicker and fight, especially after Zelena tricked Regina's SecondLove, Robin Hood, into impregnating her and Regina herself is trying break the cycle of hatred and abuse and redeem herself to true happiness.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has Regina, [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the Evil Queen,]] versus her half-sister, Zelena, [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Wicked Witch of the West.]] Zelena's FatalFlaw is jealousy and from her perspective, Regina had everything she ever wanted and she set out to take everything from her sister. Regina begs to differ because their mother Cora, was an emotionally AbusiveParent who saw her daughters as nothing more than mere tools to cement her own social status and majorly screwed up Regina's life. The sisters still bicker and fight, especially after Zelena tricked Regina's SecondLove, Robin Hood, into impregnating her and Regina herself is trying break the cycle of hatred and abuse and redeem herself to true happiness. In Zelena's eyes, she is the smart, worthy one, and her sister is the beautiful, not-green undeserving favorite of their mother.
** By the end of the fifth season, their mother explicitly asks them to make amends and be good sisters.


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* ''Series/FakingIt'' has a light-hearted step-sister example - Amy is the smart {{Tomboy}}, and Lauren is the girly one. Most of the tension between them revolves around Amy's mother alleged favoritism of Lauren.
* ''Series/That70sShow'' features Kitty and her twin sister, Paula. Paula was always the pretty social butterfly and their mother's favorite, while Kitty was the [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling responsible, grounded one.]]


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* ''Music/AshleeSimpson'' has a very intense take on this trope in ''Shadow'', written about her difficult, envy-ridden relationship with [[Music/JessicaSimpson her sister]].
11th May '16 12:35:35 AM Spindriver
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* In ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', Amber and Ruby are virtually a textbook case, apart from a moderately substantial age difference. Admittedly, Amber (the pretty one) doesn't want to fight, and is trying to negotiate a truce, but she doesn't seem to have a clue how to talk to her sister, while Ruby (the smart one, a BrokenBird who blames Amber for her condition, with some logic) isn't ready to stop, and keeps finding legitimate new grounds for resentment.

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* In ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', Amber and Ruby are virtually a textbook case, apart from a moderately substantial age difference. Admittedly, Amber (the pretty one) doesn't want to fight, and is trying sometimes tries to negotiate a truce, but she doesn't seem to have a clue how to talk to her sister, while Ruby (the smart one, a BrokenBird who blames Amber for her condition, with some logic) isn't ready to stop, and keeps finding legitimate new grounds for resentment.resentment, legitimate or dubious.
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