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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.
9th May '16 8:17:31 AM Spindriver
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A special, [[AlwaysFemale female]] variant of SiblingRivalry. CainAndAbel can happen when the differences of opinion go really wrong.

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A special, [[AlwaysFemale female]] variant of SiblingRivalry. If either or both sisters get on okay with people they ''aren't'' related to, but the Glorious War gets nasty, then, well, FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent. CainAndAbel can happen kick in when the differences of opinion go really ''really'' wrong.
8th May '16 5:30:45 PM nombretomado
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* Surprisingly and refreshingly averted in ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''. Anne Chan is the Smart One and a {{Bokukko}} while her older sister Suzie is TheCutie and the Pretty One, but they get along quite well. In fact, a good part of the SiblingRivalry tropes are averted in the cartoon: while the kids ''did'' have their disagreements, ''extended'' rivalries didn't really happen.

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* Surprisingly and refreshingly averted in ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''.''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''. Anne Chan is the Smart One and a {{Bokukko}} while her older sister Suzie is TheCutie and the Pretty One, but they get along quite well. In fact, a good part of the SiblingRivalry tropes are averted in the cartoon: while the kids ''did'' have their disagreements, ''extended'' rivalries didn't really happen.



* ''HeyArnold'' has Helga, who's a tomboyish {{Tsundere}}, and Olga, who's pretty and brilliant. Of course the rivalry is only present because of [[ParentalFavoritism their parents showing so much favoritism towards Olga]], who doesn't even want it in the first place and tells Helga that being ignored is ''better'' than being [[StageMom stiffled and bound by said attention.]] The girls do generally care for each other.

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* ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has Helga, who's a tomboyish {{Tsundere}}, and Olga, who's pretty and brilliant. Of course the rivalry is only present because of [[ParentalFavoritism their parents showing so much favoritism towards Olga]], who doesn't even want it in the first place and tells Helga that being ignored is ''better'' than being [[StageMom stiffled and bound by said attention.]] The girls do generally care for each other.
6th May '16 7:48:57 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* It looks like [[spoiler: Princess Lemrina (Smart) and Princess Asseylum (Pretty)]] are this in Anime/AldnoahZero. We haven't seen them interact face to face since [[spoiler: Asseylum is in a ConvenientComa by the time Lemrina is introduced]], but we ''do'' know that [[spoiler: Lemrina resents Asseylum since she is an illegitimate child while Asseylum is the "official" Martian Princess, and seeks to replace her as she works with Saazbaum and Slaine as Asseylum's BodyDouble,]]

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* It looks like In the second season of ''Anime/AldnoahZero'', [[spoiler: Princess Lemrina (Smart) Vers Envers]] is the Smart Sister and she heavily resents her Pretty Sister [[spoiler: Princess Asseylum (Pretty)]] are this in Anime/AldnoahZero. We haven't seen them interact face to face Vers Allusia]] since [[spoiler: Asseylum is in a ConvenientComa by the time Lemrina is introduced]], but we ''do'' know that [[spoiler: Lemrina resents Asseylum since she is an IllGirl ''and'' an illegitimate child while Asseylum is the "official" Martian Princess, Princess]], and seeks to replace her as she [[spoiler: works with Saazbaum and Slaine as Asseylum's BodyDouble,]]BodyDouble.]]
8th Apr '16 2:19:00 AM M3
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** Turns out to be GenerationXerox to some extent: their mother, Helen, has an acrimonious relationship with her older sister Rita, and to a lesser extent their younger sister Amy. Rita seems to be the pretty one, Amy the smart one, and Helen the overachiever who's become the most successful.

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** Turns out to be GenerationXerox to some extent: their mother, Helen, has an acrimonious relationship with her older sister Rita, and to a lesser extent their younger sister Amy. Rita seems to be the pretty one, Amy the smart one, and Helen the overachiever who's become the most successful. Interestingly, each sister has their own gripes towards the other two. Despite being spoiled the most by their mother, Rita felt that Helen's achievements made Amy and herself look lazy; whereas Amy got out of doing anything for the family by shutting herself in. By comparison, Amy feels that Helen was too high strung/high maintenance (going as far to congratulate Jake for putting up with her) and resented the constant attention that Rita got from their mother which in turn led to Amy constantly withdrawing herself.
1st Mar '16 3:02:00 PM fearlessnikki
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** Subverted in another Austen example: [[PrideAndPrejudice Jane and Elizabeth Bennet]] are the pretty and the smart one respectively, but they are best friends instead of rivals. Though one could argue that the rivalry is between Elizabeth and youngest sister Lydia, who is not as pretty as Jane but fits the flirty personality type better.
** If we're going Austen, Anne and Elizabeth Elliot have elements of this, though they have another sister too.

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** Subverted in another Austen example: [[PrideAndPrejudice Jane and Elizabeth Bennet]] are the pretty and the smart one respectively, but they are best friends instead of rivals. Though one could argue that the rivalry is between Elizabeth and youngest sister Lydia, who is not as pretty as Jane but fits the flirty personality type better.
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* If we're going Austen, Anne and Elizabeth Elliot have elements of this, though they have another sister too.too.
* Austen's ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' examines the trope in some way, before it [[UnbuiltTrope was even a trope yet]]. The two eldest Bennett daughters Jane and Lizzie are both smart and pretty, but one trait overshadows the other in each case - Jane being the pretty one of the family but a little too naive and trusting, while Lizzie's {{Tomboy}} nature preventing her from being thought as pretty as Jane but her wit and intelligence making up for it. They embody the positive qualities of the smart and pretty sisters, while their three younger sisters embody the negatives. Mary the wannabe smart sister is actually a KnowNothingKnowItAll, who cares more about forcing her opinions on others than actually cultivating her mind. Lydia and Kitty are the wannabe pretty sisters, but are silly vapid boy-crazy idiots - who embarrass the family at every possible interval.



* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' is basically a [[GenderFlip Glorious War Of Brotherly Rivalry]].

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* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' is basically a [[GenderFlip Glorious War Of Brotherly Rivalry]]. Drake would the 'pretty brother' - as he's a ChickMagnet musician who gets a lot of slack because of his good looks. Josh is the 'smart brother' who often resents Drake's special treatment.



* Hope and Faith from...uh...''Series/HopeAndFaith''.

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* Hope and Faith from...uh...''Series/HopeAndFaith''. Hope fills the smart sister role - as a responsible stay-at-home mom, while Faith fills the pretty sister role - a fallen SoapOpera actress.


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* ''Series/TotalDivas'' plays this up between the Wrestling/BellaTwins - with Brie taking the role of the smart sister, and Nikki being the pretty sister. Also a case of PolarOppositeTwins too.
16th Feb '16 4:14:48 AM Euodiachloris
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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 both finding ways to hurt the other -- and then feel (reluctantly, if almost genuinely) sorry about it, later. At least until [[BreakTheCutie both of them are horribly broken]].

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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 both each finding ways to hurt the other -- and to then feel start feeling (reluctantly, if almost genuinely) sorry about it, it once their emotions have settled, later. At least until [[BreakTheCutie both of them are horribly broken]].broken]] [[spoiler:upon their being separated]].
3rd Feb '16 3:56:05 PM animenutcase
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* In ''FanFic/ADifferentDursleyFamily", Petunia speculates that her mother tried to invoke this by only praising her daughters when they were out of earshot and unfavorably comparing them to each other, perhaps out of the belief that it would lead to healthy competition. It didn't work, and Petunia struggles with her resentment towards Lily for years, even seeking therapy when it starts to affect the way she treats Harry.

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* In ''FanFic/ADifferentDursleyFamily", ''FanFic/ADifferentDursleyFamily'', Petunia speculates that her mother tried to invoke this by only praising her daughters when they were out of earshot and unfavorably comparing them to each other, perhaps out of the belief that it would lead to healthy competition. It didn't work, and Petunia struggles with her resentment towards Lily for years, even seeking therapy when it starts to affect the way she treats Harry.
3rd Feb '16 3:55:32 PM animenutcase
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* In ''FanFic/ADifferentDursleyFamily", Petunia speculates that her mother tried to invoke this by only praising her daughters when they were out of earshot and unfavorably comparing them to each other, perhaps out of the belief that it would lead to healthy competition. It didn't work, and Petunia struggles with her resentment towards Lily for years, even seeking therapy when it starts to affect the way she treats Harry.
2nd Feb '16 8:07:21 PM Gravidef
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* Downplayed in ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' with the witch sisters Yubaba and Zeniba. The two lead vastly different lives--Yubaba is a wealthy businesswoman who runs a famous bathhouse for tired spirits, which technically makes her the Smart One (as she has a head for numbers and industry), while Zeniba lives alone in a small cottage in the woods; the [[TrueCompanions heroes]] of the film come to like her more than Yubaba, so she could be considered the Popular One. The two sisters aren't fond of each other, but they don't seem all that interested in pursuing their rivalry; it's more a case of leaving one another alone unless provoked.



* The 2001 adaptation of ''Literature/PrettyThings'' based on a novel by VirginieDespentes. See the literature section.

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* The 2001 adaptation of ''Literature/PrettyThings'' based on a novel by VirginieDespentes.Virginie Despentes. See the literature section.
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