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13th Jan '18 10:49:55 AM angie710
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* In the ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', Leah and Rachel have this, over their shared husband, Jacob. Jacob fell in LoveAtFirstSight with Rachel, and since he didn't have any money for a proper bride-price (having run away from home after stealing his older twin brother's inheritance), he worked unpaid for her father Laban for seven years. When the wedding day ''finally'' arrived, however, the woman under the bridal veil (presumably not see-through like those of today) was ''not'' [[TheBeautifulElite Rachel]], but her HollywoodHomely older sister, Leah...and Jacob didn't notice this until ''after'' the wedding festivities (and wedding night) were over. [[note]] It was the custom for brides to remain veiled through the entire wedding celebration, and sometimes during the consummation of the marriage. [[/note]] When he confronted Laban about the BrideAndSwitch, Laban nonchalantly replied that it's not acceptable in Padan-Aram to marry off a younger sister before an older one...and that he'll give Jacob the right girl this time, in exchange for ''another'' seven years of unpaid work. Leah becomes pregnant with Jacob's firstborn son, and Rachel becomes jealous. (Leah is overjoyed, because she believes that bearing a son for Jacob will make him love her more, as well as elevate her social status in general.) They end up in a "who can have more babies" contest, even [[ChosenConceptionPartner getting their servant-girls Zilpah and Bilhah involved]] at times when they get slammed by the LawOfInverseFertility. Their sons become the founders of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. (And Leah's only known daughter gets...raped by a Canaanite prince.)
13th Jan '18 10:29:17 AM angie710
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* In Hawaiian Mythology, Pele (the goddess of fire) and Poli'ahu (one of the four goddesses of snow and ice) are like this. Not only because they are, you know, ''diametrically-opposed {{Elemental}} forces'', but because they often competed over the same mortal men, most memorably a young ''ali'i'' (chief) by the name of Aiwohikupua. They also competed in ''[[https://www.hawaiimagazine.com/content/holua-sledding-death-defying-sport-hawaiian-chiefs holua]]'' sledding, which (to make a long story short) is [[JustSoStory why there are glaciers on Mauna Kea, and why Mauna Kea is dormant]] (which was said to be Poli'ahu's home, [[DaddysGirl gifted to her by]] [[EveryoneIsRelated her and Pele's father]].)
6th Jan '18 9:37:43 PM nombretomado
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPp7kkYsgus The MTV movie awards]] spoofed Series/TrueLife with Rebel Wilson playing Catherine, the fat and witless sister of JenniferLawrence.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPp7kkYsgus The MTV movie awards]] spoofed Series/TrueLife with Rebel Wilson playing Catherine, the fat and witless sister of JenniferLawrence.Creator/JenniferLawrence.
28th Dec '17 5:35:05 AM Cryoclaste
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* Nina and Anna Williams in the ''{{Tekken}}'' series. It started out with Nina playing mean pranks on Anna (in the endings for the first two games) to the two of them actually trying to kill each other with a variety of lethal weaponry before the most recent titles have had them switch over to being more rivals without the outright murder attempts anymore.

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* Nina and Anna Williams in the ''{{Tekken}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series. It started out with Nina playing mean pranks on Anna (in the endings for the first two games) to the two of them actually trying to kill each other with a variety of lethal weaponry before the most recent titles have had them switch over to being more rivals without the outright murder attempts anymore.
19th Dec '17 7:12:18 PM DesertDragon
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While it is usually made clear that they love each other, the sisters are constant verbal combatants. Most of the time they find each other incomprehensible. Sometimes they both harbour a secret inferiority complex, which they hide through the constant banter: the smart sister feels awkward and unattractive or downright ignored to favor the other and thus reacts out of envy, while the popular sister feels she's either not being taken seriously or downright ''hated'' by the other and lashes back out of insecurity. The sisters [[SiblingTriangle may become love rivals]], but often they prefer very different types. The smart sister is usually the more sympathetic of the two, either an explicit CreatorsPet or the character preferred by fans. This is often the result of writers themselves having been the Smart One growing up and thus often projecting their own feelings onto her, though many a reader can relate (and project too).

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While it is usually made clear that they love each other, the sisters are constant verbal combatants. Most of the time they find each other incomprehensible. Sometimes they both harbour a secret inferiority complex, which they hide through the constant banter: the smart sister feels awkward complex. After all, calling someone "The Smart Sister" implies that she isn't pretty, and unattractive or downright ignored to favor the other and thus reacts out of envy, while the popular sister feels she's either not being taken seriously or downright ''hated'' by the other and lashes back out of insecurity.vice-versa. The sisters [[SiblingTriangle may become love rivals]], but often they prefer very different types. The smart sister is usually the more sympathetic of the two, either an explicit CreatorsPet or the character preferred by fans. This is often the result of writers themselves having been the Smart One growing up and thus often projecting their own feelings onto her, though many a reader can relate (and project too).
19th Dec '17 7:04:38 PM DesertDragon
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While it is usually made clear that they love each other, the sisters are constant verbal combatants. Most of the time they find each other incomprehensible. Sometimes they both harbour a secret inferiority complex, which they hide through the constant banter: the smart sister feels awkward and unattractive or downright ignored to favor the other and thus reacts out of envy, while the popular sister feels she's either not being taken seriously or downright ''hated'' by the other and lashes back out of insecurity. The sisters [[SiblingTriangle may become love rivals]], but often they prefer very different types. The smart sister is usually the younger of the two and in many cases [[YoungestChildWins more sympathetic]], though exceptions (smart older sister, popular younger sister) are fairly common. This is often the result of writers themselves having been the Smart One and thus often projecting their own feelings on the Smart Sister character, though many a reader can relate (and project on too)

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While it is usually made clear that they love each other, the sisters are constant verbal combatants. Most of the time they find each other incomprehensible. Sometimes they both harbour a secret inferiority complex, which they hide through the constant banter: the smart sister feels awkward and unattractive or downright ignored to favor the other and thus reacts out of envy, while the popular sister feels she's either not being taken seriously or downright ''hated'' by the other and lashes back out of insecurity. The sisters [[SiblingTriangle may become love rivals]], but often they prefer very different types. The smart sister is usually the younger more sympathetic of the two and in many cases [[YoungestChildWins more sympathetic]], though exceptions (smart older sister, popular younger sister) are fairly common. two, either an explicit CreatorsPet or the character preferred by fans. This is often the result of writers themselves having been the Smart One growing up and thus often projecting their own feelings on the Smart Sister character, onto her, though many a reader can relate (and project on too)
too).
16th Dec '17 11:21:54 AM Materioptikon
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* The relationship between Flandre and Remilia Scarlet has slowly turned into this by the time ''[[IcedFairysANewWorld A New World]]'' begins. There's still a lot of sororal love - it's just that Flandre has reached a certain plateau of SmugSuper, ''knowing'' she's the strongest vampire in Gensokyo, while Remilia has largely given up on her ambitions after the deaths of Meiling and Sakuya. Flandre also resents Remilia for losing herself in her grief and entering torpor instead of staying with her.

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* The relationship between Flandre and Remilia Scarlet has slowly turned into this by the time ''[[IcedFairysANewWorld ''[[FanFic/IcedFairysANewWorld A New World]]'' begins. There's still a lot of sororal love - it's just that Flandre has reached a certain plateau of SmugSuper, ''knowing'' she's the strongest vampire in Gensokyo, while Remilia has largely given up on her ambitions after the deaths of Meiling and Sakuya. Flandre also resents Remilia for losing herself in her grief and entering torpor instead of staying with her.
16th Dec '17 11:21:02 AM Materioptikon
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* The relationship between Flandre and Remilia Scarlet has slowly turned into this by the time ''[[IcedFairysANewWorld A New World]]'' begins. There's still a lot of sororal love - it's just that Flandre has reached a certain plateau of SmugSuper, ''knowing'' she's the strongest vampire in Gensokyo, while Remilia has largely given up on her ambitions after the deaths of Meiling and Sakuya. Flandre also resents Remilia for losing herself in her grief and entering torpor instead of staying with her.
6th Nov '17 5:57:34 PM ResoluteDelegation
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* [[LovableAlphaBitch Sansa]] and [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Arya]] Stark in George R.R. Martin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''almost'' meet the description. Sansa is ''very'' conventionally pretty, popular and accomplished in the airs and graces of high society, being also a little on the manipulative side; but, she's actually the more bookish of the two, if ''very'' [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel naïve]] and quite sweet with it when she doesn't get hung up on appearances. Her sister's bluntness, lack of standard graces, manners and polish, however, constantly embarrasses her, and she always feels the need to call Arya out on any faux pas she makes. Arya is, although not particularly intellectual, rather more StreetSmart and physically co-ordinated, with a rebellious streak a mile wide, a strong drive to be active, has a comparatively homely appearance (not helped by having an aversion to both bathing and primping) and has a ''supremely'' uninterested attitude towards learning the social games of court; she is also ''very'' critical of Sansa's perceived shallowness and unwillingness to get out and smell the wider reality in return for the put-downs Sansa (and her small girl posse) regularly dishes out. Along with rather physical pranking. 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 novel 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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* [[LovableAlphaBitch Sansa]] and [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Arya]] Stark in George R.R. Martin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''almost'' meet the description. Sansa is ''very'' conventionally pretty, significantly more beautiful, popular and accomplished in the airs and graces of high society, being also a little on the manipulative side; but, she's actually the more bookish of the two, if ''very'' [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel naïve]] and quite sweet with it when she doesn't get hung up on appearances. Her sister's bluntness, lack of standard graces, manners and polish, however, constantly embarrasses her, and she always feels the need to call Arya out on any faux pas she makes. Arya is, although not particularly intellectual, rather more StreetSmart and physically co-ordinated, with a rebellious streak a mile wide, a strong drive to be active, has a comparatively homely appearance (not helped by having an aversion to both bathing and primping) and has a ''supremely'' uninterested attitude towards learning the social games of court; she is also ''very'' critical of Sansa's perceived shallowness and unwillingness to get out and smell the wider reality in return for the put-downs Sansa (and her small girl posse) regularly dishes out. Along with rather physical pranking. 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 novel 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]].
6th Nov '17 11:35:44 AM BattleMaster
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* Nina and Anna Williams in the ''{{Tekken}}'' series.

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* Nina and Anna Williams in the ''{{Tekken}}'' series. It started out with Nina playing mean pranks on Anna (in the endings for the first two games) to the two of them actually trying to kill each other with a variety of lethal weaponry before the most recent titles have had them switch over to being more rivals without the outright murder attempts anymore.
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