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21st Feb '17 10:33:32 PM gewunomox
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* TheKinks' song "Two Sisters" contrasts a beautiful, fashionable jet-setter with her sister who's more of a dowdy housewife-mother. The latter envies the former before finally deciding she's better off.

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* TheKinks' Music/TheKinks' song "Two Sisters" contrasts a beautiful, fashionable jet-setter with her sister who's more of a dowdy housewife-mother. The latter envies the former before finally deciding she's better off.
20th Feb '17 5:33:52 PM nombretomado
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** Family relations have "normalized" somewhat and something of a Good Friday Agreement has been entered into following the tragic and premature death of Bernadette Nolan. However, the youngest and most successful Sister, [[TalkShow TV presenter Colleen]], almost immediately set about getting her retaliation in first, via an autobiography serialised in [[BritishNewspapers the Daily Mirror]]. This could run on for as long as the [[TheTroubles other Troubles]].

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** Family relations have "normalized" somewhat and something of a Good Friday Agreement has been entered into following the tragic and premature death of Bernadette Nolan. However, the youngest and most successful Sister, [[TalkShow TV presenter Colleen]], almost immediately set about getting her retaliation in first, via an autobiography serialised in [[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers the Daily Mirror]].Mirror]]''. This could run on for as long as the [[TheTroubles other Troubles]].
18th Feb '17 7:59:12 AM Kitchen90
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* Joan Fontaine and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland. One of the most famous feuds in Old Hollywood, and was STILL ongoing at this entry's original inclusion in 2012. By the time of Joan's death in 2013, both sisters were just a little under 100 and hadn't spoken to each other in 30 years. The rivalry was all the more intense because both of them were A-list actresses back in the day, each winning Oscars for Best Actress. Rivalry compounded by the fact Joan had been ''forbidden'' by her parents to use her family name for acting - she had to settle for "Fontaine".
-->'''Olivia''': Imagine what we could have done if we had gotten together. We could have selected the right scripts, the right directors, the right producers we could have built our own empire. But it was not to be.

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* Joan Fontaine Creator/JoanFontaine and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland. One of the most famous feuds in Old Hollywood, and was STILL ongoing at this entry's original inclusion in 2012. By the time of Joan's death in 2013, 2013[[note]]Ironically, Joan had joked that if she were to die first, Olivia would probably be annoyed because she'd beaten her at something[[/note]], both sisters were just a little under 100 and hadn't spoken to each other in 30 years. The rivalry was all the more intense because both of them were A-list actresses back in the day, each winning Oscars for Best Actress. Rivalry compounded by the fact Joan had been ''forbidden'' by her parents to use her family name for acting - she had to settle for "Fontaine".
-->'''Olivia''': Imagine what we could have done if we had gotten together. We could have selected the right scripts, the right directors, the right producers -- we could have built our own empire. But it was not to be.
18th Feb '17 6:20:54 AM Scrounge
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** Among the Mane Six, we have Rarity and Sweetie Belle. Like Celestia, Rarity is the Popular One and older of the two, a prim-and-proper pony who works as a seamstress/fashion designer and loves high society. Like Luna, Sweetie Belle is younger, and while not the polar opposite of her sister, she's far more energetic and playful, which contrasts with Rarity's posh attitude. Both Sweetie Belle-centric episodes ("Sisterhooves Social" and "For Whom the Sweetie Belle Tolls") focus on the contrast between the sisters, with Sweetie becoming particularly jealous of Rarity and either declaring that she doesn't want to be her sister or intentionally sabotaging one of Rarity's important clients.
** 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]].

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** Among the Mane Six, we have Rarity and Sweetie Belle. Like Celestia, Rarity is the Popular One and older of the two, a prim-and-proper pony who works as a seamstress/fashion designer and loves high society. Like Luna, Sweetie Belle is younger, and while not the polar opposite of her sister, she's far more energetic and playful, which contrasts with Rarity's posh attitude. Both Sweetie Belle-centric episodes ("Sisterhooves Social" and "For Whom the Sweetie Belle Tolls") focus on the contrast between the sisters, with Sweetie becoming particularly jealous of Rarity and either declaring that she doesn't want to be her sister or intentionally sabotaging one of Rarity's important clients. \n Rarity and Sweetie Belle's relationship has been expressly compared to Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's ''by Luna herself!''
** 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. another and never ask each other to. 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 doesn't care for sweets and keeps them in a small box. But [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther despite their differences, they love each other dearly]].
18th Feb '17 3:04:53 AM Silverblade2
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* SeenItAMillionTimes in MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic. [[TheHighQueen Princess]] [[ThePrankster Celestia]] is the popular one, [[SelfDemonstrating/PrincessLuna Princess Luna]] the smart one (more or less; she's certainly the headstrong one), and they're both already pranksters...

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* SeenItAMillionTimes in MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic. [[TheHighQueen Princess]] [[ThePrankster Celestia]] is the popular one, [[SelfDemonstrating/PrincessLuna Princess Luna]] Luna the smart one (more or less; she's certainly the headstrong one), and they're both already pranksters...
18th Jan '17 4:30:22 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Sansa and Arya Stark. Sansa is popular, courtly, and fashionable, but ThinksLikeARomanceNovel. Arya lacks manners and polish, but is more StreetSmart. You cannot leave them alone without both finding ways to hurt the other and then feel sorry about it later.
10th Jan '17 6:33:13 PM nombretomado
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* Pleasantly averted in ''TheLizzieBennetDiaries''. Jane and Lizzie support each other and admire the other, Jane and Lydia esteem and try to correct each other, and Lizzie and Lydia are too busy being sarcastic towards each other and too certain that their way of living is ''the'' good one to be rivals.
* Taylor and Sarah from ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' have elements of this, although they mix and match characteristics from the types; Sarah is attractive, intelligent, emo, and a DeadpanSnarker, while Taylor is more bookish and computer savvy but also sportier.

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* Pleasantly averted in ''TheLizzieBennetDiaries''.''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries''. Jane and Lizzie support each other and admire the other, Jane and Lydia esteem and try to correct each other, and Lizzie and Lydia are too busy being sarcastic towards each other and too certain that their way of living is ''the'' good one to be rivals.
* Taylor and Sarah from ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'' have elements of this, although they mix and match characteristics from the types; Sarah is attractive, intelligent, emo, and a DeadpanSnarker, while Taylor is more bookish and computer savvy but also sportier.
6th Jan '17 1:25:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* An adult example: ''AKindOfMagic'' has Willow, a cheerful fairy, and Ferocia, an evil witch.

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* An adult example: ''AKindOfMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/AKindOfMagic'' has Willow, a cheerful fairy, and Ferocia, an evil witch.
6th Jan '17 1:25:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Pictured above: ''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.

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* Pictured above: ''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.
6th Jan '17 1:18:28 AM Morgenthaler
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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'' ''Literature/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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